Sunday, March 6, 2011


Last night as I was just getting into bed I heard three loud shots outside my window. I jumped so high I could have hit the ceiling! I definitely thought they were gun shots, but I was probably just coming up with the worst case scenario, I was terrified nonetheless. I was shaking, and I went and hid under my bed. I didn't know what to do because I was afraid someone was right outside my window so I stayed under my bed for a while. This all makes me laugh really hard now because it was nothing. Some silly kids just blew up whipped cream bottles, but it just happened to me right outside my window. No worries, all is well.

It's been a good weekend. My mom came to visit me on Friday and left today. It was so nice spending time with her. I love her so much, and I am so grateful for how well she raised me and for all the love she has always shown me.

I went to see the Justin Bieber movie. I was not planning on ever seeing it, but I will admit that it is really good!

I still need to find a place to live. If you know if anywhere that is close to campus and a nice place with a nice ward then let me know! I can use all the help I can get!

Hope all is swell with you,


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Oh my goodness. So much has happened since I last blogged.

I was at conference all last week. Not much happened there. I swam, and I swam pretty well. I was happy enough :) Personal bests, and it was a whole lot of fun, but pretty stressful!

I got home and decided to unpack my bag. I opened my suitcase and I smelled nail polish. Panic mode. A nail polish had broken but luckily all my nail polishes were in a bag that did not leak so all my belongings were safe. But it was a hassle to clean all my nail polishes so they were not covered in turquoise polish.

The week didn't start out too bad but it has gotten progressively worse.

Monday I got all my work and decided that I would survive and that I didn't need to drop out of school. Tuesday I got this awful migraine that kept me awake all night, and stopped me from going to class and studying. So most of my studying was postponed to Wednesday, and Thursday (today).

Today is where the story begins:

I woke up early to get started on some homework that I needed to finish. It was going great and I had finished almost everything, but it was time to go to class. I went to class, and at the end of class I couldn't see out of my left eye. It wasn't that it was blurred, it was completely black. So I went into freak mode because I thought I was going blind. Finally that went away so I started to do some more homework. I probably hadn't even been working for 10 minutes when I got this horrible headache. I have never been in that much pain. I couldn't sit still for 2 minutes; the pain was unbearable. I was walking around, freaking out because I had homework that needed to be done but I couldn't do it. I took some medication but that definitely didn't help. I needed to make up a quiz but I wouldn't be able to take it for another 45 minutes. I didn't really know what to do with myself so I went to the locker rooms in the RB and took a hot 30 minute shower. That was the only thing making me feel better. I got out and made it to my quiz then was able to go back to my room and sleep. I woke up feeling a little better, but I still have this headache. Annoying. I am so stressed out but thank goodness this week is almost over!

Well that is my dramatic story for the day. Hope all is well with you and you don't run into problems like mine.

Al Pal