aivix (aivix) wrote,

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This semester down, 2 more to go.

My best friend had her daughter last week, 7lbs 4oz, and the quietest baby I've ever met. She even beats her brother, who barely ever made a peep! Almost makes me wish I had kids of my own. Almost.

But that's part of why I haven't been around the last few days: Baby D was born 2:32am and less than 12 hours later, D had to have a transfusion as her hematocrit had dropped to 5%. (The threshold in people and animals for transfusion is 12%, normal can be up to 50% depending on several factors including gender.) So I've been spending a lot of time with D and baby D, trying to help her out as best I can.

The other thing that's had me tied in knots this week... school. Thank God, this semester is over.

Grades are posted tomorrow, but I already know that I got A's and B's in everything. I swear, if I had booze, I'd celebrate it until I had alcohol poisoning. I don't think I've ever had this much anxiety from schoolwork before. But then, when I was younger, I could have given 2 fucks about my grades, while now I want those A's and I work my ass off for them. I want my GPA as high as I can get it and I like being able to say that I'm an A student where growing up, my teachers considered me a top student despite my sometimes terrible grades.

That said, my next semester starts August 22nd, so I only have 2 weeks to laze around and enjoy my break. I intend to make the most of it, though: I have prompts to work on, craft projects to finish, and fish tank maintenance to take care of. I'm hoping to do a lot of the first on the list since I haven't even had time this last week to do more than peruse the prompts on comment_fic and post a few via the lj app when the boss wasn't looking, and I have several ideas for the various universes that I'd really like to get on the screen.
Tags: vet tech school, writing

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