So, I just realized that my last post was sort of a ditch of half-depression, and that I’d better get back to posting, lest everyone think I’m still living in perpetual “blah.”
I’m not, but honestly I’m not feeling the greatest yet either. I’m still super stressed out about my test (both written and oral), fairly discouraged (depending on the day), and anxious about the future. But…The trees are for real budding, and it hasn’t reached below freezing in probably two weeks now! The bad news is that Andreas is still sick. Still! It’s been one thing after another, and if he isn’t sick for a day, he has allergies, but finally he’s going to see our doctor about it all and maybe get a referral to find out what he’s actually allergic to. But his being sick meant that our three-day weekend (thank you Big Praying Day!), while not exactly a bust, wasn’t super fantastic either. We’re crossing our fingers (yet again) for another good-weather weekend so maybe we can get out and do something FUN! Like…you know…go downtown and use our Groupon deal at the super big candy store…
Danish classes have been going medium-well, probably. The classes themselves are actually really good, and I feel like I get a lot out of them. I’m also starting to feel comfortable with the other women in the class, so I’m generally not as nervous. Except for today, when I had to give my little oral presentation in front of everyone, and my heart started pounding like crazy, and I spoke at a superhuman speed, and could barely catch my breath. (Sorry, baby).
Hopefully we’ll still have quite a few writing assignments between now and the 22nd of May (which is the date of my written exam), and I can continue to get better.
In other news, I’m obviously pregnant. As in, obvious to anyone who sees me. I’ve been told I’m really big, I’ve been told I’m small, I’ve been told I’m having a boy, and that I’m having a girl. I have yet to be offered a seat on the bus, but I don’t mind, since I’d usually turn one down, anyway. Also, if it’s a short busride, I try to avoid sitting down, because I tend to forget to get off. I’m not even going to pretend that’s due to what people call “pregnancy brain” because that’s just the fault of “Zeta’s brain.”
And in miscellaneous news, I made a chocolate-spotted cheesecake yesterday, and I am super duper looking forward to eating it, but I think I’m going to make myself wait until Andreas comes home today. Just because. I’ve also gotten a second (or, you know, seventeenth) wind with regards to the whole mealplanning/cooking thing. I think it actually has something to do with the fact that when I have daytime classes, it’s super easy for me to stop at the grocery store on the way home. This makes meal planning a bit less of a have-to-do-it-all-on-the-weekend-and-then-do-a-huge-shop sort of thing, and makes it a bit more flexible and fun, so I’m happy about that! If I do the shopping by myself, it also gives Andreas and I a bit more time together in the evenings/weekends, and we’ve been using that time wisely. By reading Mistborn out loud to each other…and the baby, as I realized today.
So now you’re mostly caught up, and I can maybe fit some of the more themed posts I had planned in the next few weeks. We’ll see. I’m trying to be easy on myself until my exams are over, since I’m super stressed out about them.