I'm not an Aunt yet

My sister did not have her baby yet and hopefully she doesn't go into labor tomorrow, which is her due date, because I'll be in Maryland for a very short visit to get my infusion and see my doctor.  I'm taking Amtrak down just so I don't have to deal with driving while groggy and hitting the Friday Labor Day traffic on the way home.  I'm leaving at 7 AM and I should be back in Philly by 3:45!  Amtrak is a bit on the pricey side but it only takes an hour to get down there and Penn station isn't very far from the hospital.  

So I've decided to apply to a couple of programs in Public History and one in Historic Preservation.  I really like the program in Historic Preservation but it is a lot harder to get into. Although, with this particular school, they don't require the GRE and instead of the typical one to two page personal statement, they like an eight page essay.  I already started writing it and I'm really happy with what I've been able to write so far.  For once in my life I feel like Crohn's is giving me an edge.  I am certain there will be very few people who have been able to come to a conclusion about wanting a career in this field the way that I have.  What I lack in work experience I certainly make up for in life experience.  Finally, Crohn's is going to help me stand out from other people in a positive way.

The GRE class I am taking is really intense but I can see that it is helping.  I get really frustrated with Math because quite honestly, I suck at it.  And that's why I chose a college major like history.  Supposedly in high school I got good grades in Math so I had all my college math requirements wavered, which is coming back to bite me in the ass because I don't remember anything.  But even though I am not the best in Math, I feel like the course is at least helping me become a better test taker for this particular format.  

Other than that, I had a really fabulous week.  I finally feel like there's some consistency developing with how I feel.  I've been able to string together a lot of good days, but I've also been trying to take better care of myself.  I've been walking a lot and even starting to get some of my endurance back for running.  I find that I'm never out of breath but my leg muscles are still very weak.  You can forget about running uphill.  It just can't happen.  I should probably start doing other exercises to increase my strength.  My problem is in the past I've always just ran and that was it.  Sure, I'd mix in a few lunges and sit ups here and there but I could always just run and run and that was how I stayed fit.  

This weekend is going to be great.  I have a birthday party tomorrow night, the Red Bull Flugtag on Saturday (OMG), a first birthday party on Sunday, and the Phillies Monday night! And between all of this I could become an aunt.  

And now it's time to download a movie on iTunes to watch tomorrow.  Shamefully, I think I might download The Last Song.  That should be mindless enough.

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