Life Is Good :)
Today was my first day completely without pain in more than two weeks, so I hope that means that the antibiotic therapy is working. I had a weird night sleeping last night, though. I woke up from a deep slumber (after going to bed at eleven), certain that it was two or three in the morning...and it was 11:30. I kept waking up all night, so I took a long, healthy nap at work in my desk chair since Johnny the Boss took an early day. Unfortunately, I fell asleep so deeply that when the phone rang and woke me up, my neck was stiff and my hand had fallen asleep. I must have looked like an idiot, trying to type to do a prison search for the lady on the phone with my hand all crooked and claw-like. Good thing I was alone in the office!
Yesterday, we got a couple of pieces of good news. First, Bobby had an extra transcript laying around, so he opened it and discovered that his Advanced Placement Biology scores from high school had cleared him from having to take both genetics and ecology at Towson. This is wonderful news since I had both genetics and ecology at UMBC and so was two bio classes ahead of him. Now we're basically equal, except that I need zoology, which he had at Towson, since UMBC didn't offer zoology.
Then, he was reading the brochure about the Biology major and discovered that we do not need a full year of organic chemistry for the ecology track that we are taking. If we were taking the molecular and cell biology track, we would need Organic Chem 1 and 2 and both labs, but ecology only requires a class called "Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry"; it is one semester, four credits, and was offered over the winter semester last year at night. Since I was dreading organic--which has thwarted many a biology major--this was wonderful news.
Then, Bobby got word that taking our chemisty and physics classes at the community college is perfectly acceptable. This will save us lots of money, not to mention that we won't have to drive out to Towson for classes that we could take right here in Howard County. He'll be taking Chemistry 102 and the lab this autumn, then he will be caught up to me in chemistry, and we can move onto organic together.
He had a rough day today and got stuck in two hours of Capital Beltway traffic due to some eejit getting into an accident and didn't feel much like cooking, so we went out to The Trolley Stop for dinner. The Trolley Stop is one of our favorite restaurants ever; we go every two weeks. We have "Trolley Stop Weeks." The food is delicious, homemade, and incredibly inexpensive. Plus, it is served in an old building that was built in 1833; my mum feels spirits when we eat there. :) I don't feel spirits, but it is a really cool old place.
After that, we took a walk around the historic district and I treated Bobby to an Italian ice. He felt much better when all was said and done, which made me feel good. I don't like him cranky. I'm supposed to be the high-strung one in the marriage!
By the way, if you requested a postcard from me from Puerto Rico, I've finally mailed them! I managed to remember to bring them to work today and stopped at the Jessup post office, which is so much nicer than the one in Ellicott City. Or, the people who work there are nicer. The guy who helped me was actually from Puerto Rico, so we spent about five minutes chatting about the island before another customer came in. Sorry that they took so long to send, but they're on their way! Surely some of you have noticed by now that I am a bit slow in organizing the various steps of tasks. I had the cards written within two days of my return but collecting addresses and dealing with the post office took me this long! Sad, ain't it?