I blame it on stress…

I feel ill today. Actually it all started when I woke up with a sore throat yesterday. I managed to forget about it for most of the day though in all the excitement of sorting out flat stuff. The soreness came back in the evening though, after Jan left. This morning it was no worse, but no better either, and I’ve been cold all day despite the fact that it’s a beautifully warm day. I’m also aching all over and my head feels like it wants to float away. And, just to add to my woes, I’ve discovered a patch of eczema on my hand. Usually I only get eczema when I’m stressed or if I use a product that I’m allergic to, and since I haven’t used anything new lately I’m going with the stress option.

So why am I stressed you ask? Well, apart from the whole money thing (pleeease let my pay go in before the rent goes out!) there’s the fact that I’m moving in six days and yet anyone entering my room for the first time could be forgiven for thinking I haven’t even started packing yet. I’ve no idea when I’m supposed to get it all done either considering I have to work this week and I never get home before 6:30pm, ever. And that’s when I come straight home – if I have to go shopping or something it’s usally somewhere between 7 and 7:30. Except on Fridays when I finish early. And, to add to all that, I have stuff to do for uni. First of all there’s a practice translation potfolio due in tomorrow. I have done most of the actually translating part but still need to type it up, write an analysis (this text appeared in blah blah and has a target audience of such and such. The style of writing is such and such) and commentary (what problems I had when translating the text. Why I chose to translate particular things the way I did). That’s not soo bad though, it’s only a practoce. I should at least hand something in though as I completely missed the last one. But if it’s not finished the world will not end. Noo, that’s not a major problem. What is a major problem is the actual assessed piece of coursework, due on 20th March. Yes, that is 20 days away, I know. The problem is for most of those 20 days I am going to be without internet which kind of makes finding a text to translate online a little difficult. And I also have to find other texts to put into the portfolio. And the dictionary I usually use to translate is also an online one. I do have a very good paper dictionary, but it doesn’t have a forum where I can get help with particularly strange phrasing. Neither does it have Google to define words I’ve never heard of and show me pictures to help me figure out what’s going on. So I basically need to try and get everything but the translation difficulties part of that done by Saturday morning as well. And those are just the major things that need doing in. Add in all the normal every day things (like trying to get all my laundry done before I move out as it will be a while before I can afford a washing machine plus actually finding time to eat, shower breathe…) and you have one very busy Bev on your hands.  Soo I think I have good reason to be stressed out. No wonder I’m not feeling brilliant!

On a brighter note some of you may remember my Happiness is… blog from a few weeks ago. It was part of a competition by Odette, aka Little Miss Firefly and I actually won! Yep, mine was the first name to be picked out of the hat… metaphorically speaking anyway. Actually she used random.org to pick the winners, I just thought the hat thing sounded good. Anyway, enough waffling. Go check out Odette’s blog to see what I won. And in the meantime I shall get back to my attempts to translate and pack at the same time…

6 thoughts on “I blame it on stress…

  1. Glückwünsche!

    I will be reading your blog from now on! I miss Germany! Was there (Munich) 3 weeks before Christmas because of work.

    I hope things work out with the coursework and the move. viel Glueck!

  2. Thanks glenville!

    Incoherent – I’ve only been to Munci once, for Oktoberfest. My boyfriend loves it though, and I have an unlce who lives there so may have to get a visit in sometime. After the move of course…

  3. I’d like to go back and visit Munchen for the Oktoberfest. My coworkers tell me that there’s too many people though so I’m not sure I really want to see what the Oktoberfest is like. 😀

    I hope you do get to visit sometime.

    I forget if I read where you are in Germany…

  4. Yes, there are a LOT of people… and about 90% of them are from everywhere but Germany. The tent we were in was full of Italians!

    Not sure whether I’ve mentioned the name of the town recently so you may not have read it… I’m in Karlsruhe, in the South-West near the French border.

  5. LOL that’s not surprising I guess, about people at the Oktoberfest being everyone else besides Germans.

    My coworkers took me to the place where they hold the Oktoberfest. We went to check out the Tollwood Festival. They kind of gave me an idea just how awfully crowded it gets during Oktoberfest.

    Okay haven’t read that. At least now I know where exactly in Germany you’re at! 😀

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