A Wolf at My Door

In case you haven't noticed, I've not been my usual bloggy self lately. My grandmother was hospitalized with what seemed like pneumonia at first but wound up being an aggressive bout of bronchitis. She's doing much better now, thankfully, but she had me worried for a bit this past weekend.

I'm on a heavy antibiotic regimen myself to get rid of this cold that has had me enslaved for what feels like centuries. So far, it seems to be working, as the coughing has subsided and I've been sleeping ... a lot. But the side-effects are kicking my butt. I'm drowsy and out of it all the time now. The worst part is that I have to take the medicine for 30 days. Woe.

As a result of my out-of-it-ness, the posts haven't been coming as fast and furiously as they normally do. My apologies. Now that I'm feeling a bit better, I will probably post more. But first I have to play "catch-up" at work. I haven't been grading that much these past few days, and Mount Everest (AKA the mound of ungraded papers) has grown considerably.

In addition, I need to register to take my certification exams like, yesterday, as my temporary educator's certification expires in June. So I'll need to study for those exams. I'll probably take them in mid-March.

On top of all that, I need to finish writing my thesis before summer since my lead professor is retiring.

Yes, saying I'm overwhelmed at the present is a bit of an understatement. I can't escape the feeling that there's a wolf at my door. And he's hungry. (Gulp.)

9 comment(s):

Indyeah said...

((Hugs))dont you worry.
the days will pass by soon and you will be hale and hearty before you know it:)


PS:-there is some glitch with blogger...a lot of followers have dsprd..:(..only the first 5-6 ones though....I had to follow yours all over again..but its all done now..:)

OrangeOreos said...

Hey, everything's gonna be all right! -starts singing song-

Anyways, I hope things go downhill soon, Ana!

Unknown said...

@ Indyeah: yeah, I was all sad cus I thought my followers had left me, lol. Thanks for the fyi!

@ Orange: Thanks, buddy! (and I really hope you meant uphill... :p)

Marc said...

Take care of yourself first Ana.

The ungraded papers can always disappear in a mysterious, very focused, fire.

Scriptor Senex said...

Does 'the dog ate my homework' still work?
Here's a tip I used to find useful in work. On returning from a bout of illness or holiday I would pretend to myself that I was really returning tomorrow. That way, anyhting I got done today was a bonus. It's all mind games but it does seem to make life less pressured.
Get well soon,

Ann Marie said...

I am sorry about your grandmother..
Hope you both are on the mend from here on out..

I feel the same way right now.. I had a nasty cold over the weekend, and slept so much.. I'm feeling better-- but trying to catch up on too much....

Ps: It is the year of the wolf!

ElshaHawk said...

I have been ill, but the oldest kid got the worst of it, still has a fever.. that's 48 hours!

Check my blog. I had a crazy day.

Good luck in your future endeavors! I also have to take some classes to keep my license.. but I haven't begun to look! oops!

Hannahkin said...

hey, lovely! i am so sorry again for abandoning your blog for the second time. i am a loser :P

i hope you feel better really soon, and that your gramma is okay! *hugs* i also hope that Mount Everest magically shrinks a gargantuan amount overnight without you picking up so much as a red pen. even though that's unrealistic. just sayin'...

Nancy Face said...

I'm sorry things have been so difficult! I hope you're feeling better. Bad, bad wolf! :(