Perfect day to sleep away

Went to bed at 11, got up at 7, that’s 8 hours.  I will take that.  Plus, after I write this blog entry and have breakfast, I’m going to nap for a bit.  Sleep is being weird, I’m going to take advantage of when I can sleep.  And today feels like a let’s sleep day.

It did not storm all day yesterday, but I think it might today.   After days in the 70s, we are dropping down to a high of 55 and it just looks gloomy.  But the same weather guy who said storms yesterday which didn’t happen, just a little rain, said that it was going to storm today, so I am not holding my breath for it.  But the cold is here today, it was 44 when I woke up and it doesn’t have far to go to hit today’s high.

OK, I lay I bed, propped up on pillows, a lot.  Pucky and Mojo both like to lay in my lap.  Problems is the weight of them put pressure on my already hurting knee.  They don’t understand why all the sudden daddy won’t let them lay in his lap while he is playing on his laptop.  I wish there was a way to relay that it hurts, instead I use the other leg to sweep them off.  They end up laying next to me, so it’s all good I guess.  I just love my doggies and want them to be happy, and besides me or in my lap, both seem to make them happy.  So it’s all good.

I’m almost D&Dless.  Neven I quit a few weeks ago, Danny’s campaign I bowed out of, and Aravas ends in 3 weeks or sooner.  Then I will have no D&D for at least 5 weeks, maybe 8, maybe 10.

It all depends on how hard this schedule is.  I know the 5 week English class is going to be a bear.  Really tough.  But I am up for the challenge.  The 8 week math class should be easy, if I do well enough on the Aleks test to get into it.  Then there is the 10 weeks introduction to philosophy which I have no clue how tough it’s going to be, as a matter of fact, at this time, I have no idea who the instructor is going to be, says STAFF for the instructor.  It’s all good.

I think I get to take the ALEKS test today.  I believe my old one expired and she have fallen out of the system.  I hope so, I am feeling mathy today.  I only have to score a 14 on it to get into the math class I want, 2 years ago I scored a 25.  Today I don’t know slope intercept form, so it might be a  really short test.  Or I might get inspired and figure out things and score better.   Who knows, I just want to take BUS 112 Business Math, but if I bomb the ALEKS, I will take MAT 772, Applied Math or as I refer to it as 5th grade math.  It is actually an alternative for my Web Development degree.  Yep, basic math or business math are the 2 choices.  But since Business Math is required for Marketing, Photography, and Video Production, that is the one I want to do.  Anyhow, if I can’t take the ALEKS today, I should be able to take it tomorrow.

I was going over my big tentative schedule I did.  I am gonna have a lot of online classes during the summers.  I DO NOT LIKE OR WANT ONLINE CLASSES.  But I guess I don’t have a choice, if I want to go to DMACC and do almost any program, I will be taking a plethora of online classes, especially over the summer semesters.

But, assuming I pass all my classes,  I have 9 credits every summer, and 12 or 14 or 15 credits every Fall or Spring.  It’s all good.  I can handle this.  If I can get through this first semester, I should be good to go for the rest of the schedule.

Oh, I did end up doing Orientation.  Took about 20 minutes and I missed 1 question to prove I read it, which I didn’t.  It was boring, inane, and stupid for someone my age to have to go through, but I did it.  So the school should be happy now.

Anxiety is high.  But on the other hand Confidence is high too.  I really think this time I am going to be able to do this.  I’m going to be a anxious wreck at the start, but I should ooze into it fairly quickly.  And finally get a degree.  Yeah, it’ll only be an AAS degree, but for me it means a lot more than that.

Oh yeah, I go back to Mayo on May 10th to start my immunizations and get a bone marrow biopsy.  The immunization schedule should have been started a few months ago, but that’s just my opinion.  The bone marrow biopsy is to just make sure everything still looks good.  I thought I would be on the once a year biopsy program, but he said 3 months, then 6 months, then yearly.  My poor hip bone is just chuck full of holes.  Anyhow, it is what it is and I will get bone marrow biopsies on his command.

And in case you are reading this and you didn’t see it on Facebook.  In the coolest test results I have gotten from Mayo Labs, my blood type changed from O+ at A+.  Yeah, buddy, way cool.

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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