Sheepishly, to be sure. Jeez, last published on Sept. 26??? wow.
So still kicking ass, still taking names - at least until the two midterms I have this week. Had a chem exam this week which was absurdly easy; a classmate and I sat in the hallway afterward going, holy crap that was easy, and other people trickled out muttering about how hard it was. We stared, eyes wide. She said, I think we screwed the curve. I have a paper to work on, have finished my assigned reading for the week, done my lab report, and need to study for the aforementioned exams, but I'm feeling on top of things.
The world has been crashing down around our ears, hasn't it? I'm counting my blessings and hoping for the best, mostly. I stopped driving the minivan regularly this winter - I think I've driven it two or three times since January, including the time I took it for inspection. I've only taken it to the gas station once this year. The little Honda uses *half* the gas. Pretty easy decision. I'm pleased that I took some of my money and bought the apartment in the city - it seems to be the safest investment I could have possibly made. And I'm intensely glad that I'm nearly done with my degree. Because if everything goes to hell, I'll be reasonably employable. I've switched to a way less expensive health insurance plan, which thanks to Massachusetts' mandate for coverage, is also a really good one--larger risk pool and all that. My mortgage rate is absurdly low for another two years. Worst case scenario still looks survivable. When we pray, we pray for mercy, not justice, my husband once said, and mercy sounds about rught for the craziness that keeps unfolding.
I'm pleased and a little scared that Obama's doing so well lately. Pleased, because I really want him to win. And a little scared because so many things could go horribly wrong. Sigh. The sign in my front yard has so far not been stolen - most of the Obama signs around town disappear. It's depressing.
Am torn about whether I want to go to Rhinebeck after all. I do want to visit my sister, and visit with all the fiber folk who'll be there, but I'm also feeling like curling up in a ball. And there's an anime event going on that the kids would like. And and and. Blah. Harrumph. Grumble, grumble, grump.