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This is going to be a rather itty bitty post, but ah well. It's a post! I can now cross off a third item from my to-do list.

Various stuff and nonsense )

Now I am going to see if I can cross anything else off my to-do list as I am quite fond (and slightly astonished) by the burst of productivity I am experiencing.
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Things have been rather busy lately. My Grandad was in hospital up until yesterday as he had a kidney operation, was released and then had to be rushed back in because of a suspected heart attack. It's all been rather surreal for me as they live so far away, and I only see them a few times a year. He's out now though and we haven't had any more panicked calls from my Grandma, which is definitely a good sign.

In slightly more positive news, it was Village Sports Day last Saturday. I ran the hoopla stall (even a week afterwards, I am still incredibly relieved that I managed to talk them out of putting me on slippery pole) and did rather well in the produce show. My Duck Mobile (which I think of rather like the batmobile, but cheerier and a really poor form of transport) won third place in the handicraft category. There are clearly benefits to the normal judges not being able to make it as it was never going to be up their street. And I also won my running race! However, as various people pointed out, I also came last. I however don't care. I have a trophy. A trophy which now had my name on twice (the first time, I came second (also last given the huge field of two) but the winner couldn't keep the trophy due to living outside the village parish). I am very happy about this.

Sunstroke, heatstroke, you name it... )

After getting lots of sleep last night, I feel much better now. So I can now attempt to do my history homework. It's actually quite interesting, I just can't quite seem to summon up the energy. And then there's the World Cup Final tonight. I am almost looking forward to it, which is slightly strange. I think it's to do with the fantasy football league I'm in. It's addictive and I really am far too competitive.
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Feeling rather drained, despite only having to go in to college for about two hours to have next year explained to us. It wasn't anywhere near as bad as I expected, but few things have ever turned out to be quite that bad. All the stuff about uni applications is terrifying, particularly my form tutor's opinions. I know she is merely trying to improve my confidence but saying that my "performance does not live up to my potential" could be taken several ways. I know she was getting at the fact that stuff has interfered with my learning and that it's alright because she knows I can do better and will do better. I know this, but it's still a struggle to make myself believe that she meant that, rather than "you could do better and you should do better but you're not trying." Also, I am not convinced that suggesting I apply to Oxbridge next year is a good thing to do, even if it does take in my plans to have a gap year before I go anywhere. My stress levels are far too high as it is.

This is all rather silly and trivial, but I am in a ranting mood. Normally I just sulk, so this is a novelty. School clearly does weird things to my brain. I would claim it was the fumes from the chemistry department, but they're in a separate building on the top floor so as, to quote my teacher, "if they blow themselves up, they don't blow anyone else up as well." And my teachers aren't even the ones who like exploding things!

The World Cup is taking over my life. I knew I'd end up watching a lot of it, due to my family, but I hadn't forgotten in the last four years just how much that meant. I don't mind too much, the World Cup is slightly different to normal so I can survive watching at least one match a day.  My Dad also roped me into joining a fantasy football league with the rest of our family and a few other people. This is a wonderful opportunity to illustrate how delightfully competitive my entire family is. I think fourth place in our league of 10 people is pretty good for a team selected on the basis of me going "ooh! Cool sounding name!" I mean, who wouldn't select a goalie called Julio Cesar?

For the past week, I have done pretty much nothing as I finished my exams and don't have to go back to school until Monday. Not looking forward to that, although it will be good to see everyone again. There are very few people I talk to at college who I am actually in contact outside of school. Also on the plus side, returning to college will cut back on my caffeine intake. I have been drinking far too much coffee over the past week. I simply can't resist my Mum offering to take me to Costa. Ever.
croissantkatie: (coffee makes the world better)

I am very tired because I went to aerobics with my Mum last night for the first time in several months. I didn't even try too hard as I fell down the stairs yesterday morning. I know have several rather fetching grazes and a bashed up knee. Normally I don't get injured. My house has very perilous stairs, everybody who doesn't live here goes up them very slowly. I however don't. Ha. Serves me right really for pushing it until the very last minute to get up. I never learn.

This week at school has been dominated by tests/essays/assessments/coursework. Apart from the odd essay, I really dislike all of them. I sat a two physics tests (dropped quite a few marks due to a mild panic attack) and practical chemistry coursework (again, had a mild panic attack so my results weren't as accurate as they could have been but I don't think I lost any marks). Also this week I got back 2 history essays (one from November, one from September) which I was beginning to think I would never get back. I got 5 marks worse between the first one and the second. On a slightly more positive note I got a chemistry test back (all these tests do dreadful things to my nerves, one day I really should find a system to cope with it all). I got a B! I was ill for material which made up over half the test! Haha! And even though it's kinda mean for this to make me even more happy, I know someone who was there for all of it and got an E. I may actually pass some of my AS levels. Yes!

Also I am going out Saturday. I'm. Going. Out. Admittedly it is for a friend's birthday (everybody's either paying for driving lessons or saving up for them, so none of us have masses of money) but it is still out! And admittedly, it is going out to eat Chinese food, which I love but may be allergic to something they put in it if my past experiences are anything to go by. This is something other than school related woe (although I am currently trying to convince myself that really, there's not so much woe, which isn't going great) to think about!

Now, I think I am going to go read because reading is nice and fun and I'm fairly sure I can pass off my John O'Farrell history book as educational. Funny and educationally are not mutually exclusive. Or at least they shouldn't be!
croissantkatie: (faulty towers; dead)
My apologies, I felt the need to rant. )
Finally, on a slightly cheerier note, we were completely hammered in the last Test against South Africa. Blagh.

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