A year in review?

I wish. I can’t remember what I was doing yesterday. Never mind at the beginning of the year. Here are a few things I do remember:

  • One hell of a hangover on Jan 1st, 2013
  • Cory overdosing on anti-represents sometime towards the end of Jan.
  • Moving in together Feb 1st, 2013
  • Going on a leave of absence near the end of Feb till June because my vertigo was so bad I could hardly stand.
  • Uncle Mark passing away in Oct

I’m sure there was more but those are the few things that stick out. I had a pretty good Christmas and enjoyed spending it with Cory and my family.

My day at work today was really slow and it gave me some time to look up some things related to one of my New Years resolutions, to go back to school. Geri g financial aid for going back to school seems impossible.

Basically there isn’t any that I can find that would apply to me since I am not right out if high school and since I defaulted on my student loan.

So I think I’m going to have to just save up the money for the ASL courses and then when it comes time for the more in depth stuff I am gonna most likely try to apply for a line of credit or personal loan of some sort.

My bank, PC Financial seems to have some good terms and a low repayment rate of about $60 a month. Guess that may be the way to go. I’ll keep looking into it.

A little bit of inspiration

I think that almost everyone can say that they have been inspired by someone at some point in their life. This could be someone living who they have met, someone who they have never met or someone who died long before they were even born. Either way, that person or persons have had a big influence on their life or has just served as a source of in inspiration.

I would have to say that for me it would be both Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan both pictured above. A lot of people have at least heard of Helen Keller. She was born in Alabama in the US in 1880. Around the age of 19 months she was struck with illness (most likely Scarlet Fever or Meningitis) which left her both deaf and blind.

Who most people are not so familiar with however is her teacher Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan was born in 1866 and at the age of 20 in 1887 went to work with Helen at her home in Alabama. Anne herself was visually impaired from untreated trachoma that she contracted around 7 years earlier. She quickly went to work teaching Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand.

I would loose my head if it wasn’t attached…

I really would. Day started out fairly normal. Had to make a call to ALC to help Cory’s cousin get back $125.00 he spent by accident on Web Cash thinking he could buy anything anywhere online with it. Ummm… No, you can not. It is for ALC products only, it’s a gift card for them… Yep, one of them days.

Then the three of us went to go get his ID photocopied, get a stamp and mail the Web Cash to ALC to get his money back and look for a winter jacket for Cory. I have 2 debit cards, one I mainly use and one that is my Visa debit. Well that’s the one I had the money on… so what did I do? I brought the other card and forgot the one I need at home. How’d I figure this out? We decided to stop for KFC/Taco Bell on the way in the mall. At the cash register after I ordered I realized the card I did have had less then $5 on it. So we borrow $20 from his cousin to pay.

So that was okay… While waiting I transfer money to the card I do have. Gotta love smart phones! We do what we need to, we find Cory a jacket, a nice Columbia one for $129! I love a deal, 2 jackets in 1 week that were worth over $300 each that we got for less then half price!

Symptom or side effect?

Getting to and staying asleep has become a bit of a chore lately. I have been waking up every few hours and suffering fro what I can only assume is some sort of sleep paralysis. The first time it happened I thought I was either having a bad dream or some sort of paranormal experience. Ya my brain just automatically goes there!

I woke up out a dead sleep in the middle of the night. I could hear Cory beside me moving in his sleep. I could feel the weight of the cat on my feet and felt completely awake, however I could not move at all. It lasted what felt like minutes to me but I am sure was only seconds. I was really freaked out and had a hard time getting back to sleep.

I usually take 30mg of Amnitryptoline before bed. It was working really good for a bit. Now when I fall asleep, two to three times a night, I get the sensations of falling. I’ve had this before but not this bad. It happens almost every single night to varying degrees.

I know the falling sensation which will happen when I am sitting down and relaxed sometimes too can possibly be attributed to a vestibular (ear) issue. Which I am still waiting for a MRI to diagnose. I mistakenly thought previously that it was ruled out but I got a call a few weeks ago for the MRI and when I asked what it was for she said to help rule out or diagnose any vestibular related issues. I kinda thought the other testing ruled it out but apparently not completely.

2014 is approaching fast!

Tomorrow is December 27th. What does that mean to me? Tomorrow is the day my cheque clears and I am paying off everything else that I owe. It means that as of tomorrow I owe nothing to no one. I know I have mentioned this before. But it’s a really really big deal to me. This means that for the first time in over 10 years that I have been out of dept. It is almost New Years, so this means I have to make resolutions for next year.

So what are my resolutions going to be? I have 5 more days to figure that out. That’s not really a lot of time. I have some ideas and am open to suggestions. I am excited for 2014! I think it is going to be a monumental year for me. I am starting it with a clean slate so-to-speak. The playing field is even. So what can I accomplish? What can I work towards?

☐ Save $650 ($25 x 26 pays =$650)
☐ Go to the gym weekly
☐ Loose 32 lbs (0.5 lb/week)
☐ Get a 40¢ raise (I got 36¢ last time)
☐ Make enough through Simple Illusions Hosting to pay for my reseller hosting account next year.
☐ Go back to school