Thursday, 14 June 2012

Excuses, Excuses


Alright... let's try this again.

It's been approximately 2 months since my last post, which, to me, is unacceptable. Especially considering there was about a month in between that and the one before... and the same for the one before that... :/

So, with that in mind, I feel the need to explain. It's probably not necessary, but I'm going to do it anyway.

My grandmother died in January. It was a long time coming, and I've more than come to terms with it. However, since my grandfather had also died recently, it meant that their house (where my little part of the family was also living), possessions and all that jazz, were now in the possession of my aunts, uncles and parents. Which would be fine, except that instead of being civil and adult about it, it seemed to become an excuse to rip the family apart at the seams. Yay.

Now, I'd moved most of my stuff out and live a few hours away, because apparently I am a grown up now. So for me it was mostly a matter of getting the rest of it moved or donated and then saying "to hell with you all until you learn to be proper human beings again".

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for my younger brother, who got caught up in the middle of everything and the raw end of almost every deal... Since I could not afford the $50/8 hour round trip bus ride every week (especially during the winter term, when I had classes), I was sort of stuck trying to help from afar... which, as you might expect, didn't really amount to much.

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On top of that, I've been dealing with some sort of health issue(s?) since November, or maybe October...September?... I forget. Luckily after countless visits to countless doctors (it might be only 5 or 6 doctors but I have actually lost count of the number of visits), I finally got them to agree that yes, there is, in fact, something wrong with me. Previously, they'd just done a blood test, or talked to me and then sent me home with an "I don't know, you look healthy, you're probably fine". Gee. Thanks.

Now comes the happy task of trying to convince at least one of them to help me figure out just what that something is. And since the symptoms keep manifesting slightly differently every time I visit (and many of the doctors cut me off after listing 2), I'm expecting it to take a while.

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In happier news, I've also been preparing for a term (ish) abroad, which I'll talk about closer to leaving, but suffice it to say, it's been keeping me pretty busy. (Apparently, the Embassy, immigration board, Travel Companies and a host of other people are not very clear on some of the laws... XD)

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As a result of all of this (I assume, it could also be another symptom), I've been either sleeping or utterly exhausted for the greater portion of most days, so even when I could bring myself to work on something, posting a blog update about it was not at the top of my to do list.

So there you have it, my lovely excuses. Though this may have been more of a 'get it off my chest' post than anything.

I have quite a few other things to post updates on though, so those should be coming in the next few weeks. Hopefully with pictures. :)

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