In my last post on my real life ‘Achieving things’ I said I was just about to get my mark back from an assignment I wrote two days after my oncologists visit where we discussed the fact ‘Gertrude’ was back and what that meant in the way of a plan, prognosis etc.
My mind was going all over the place, and I also took a risk on what I chose to analyse as my subject matter for showing my understanding of applying family theories to a particular family. We could do any TV or Movie family ….and I chose the family relationships in the ‘Shrek’ movies. “WHAT!!!” I hear you say. I had been worried that the lecturers would think I was being a bit sarcastic or jokey about the assignment and not taking it seriously, but as my marking lecturer said ‘this paper evidences a strong application of theory to the specific family – a key learning outcome of this assignment’, which means they took it the way I intended them to. And I got a good mark … A- … I am pretty rapt with that mark, it could have been a lot worse.
I also achieved a lot this last weekend. I stayed up late to watch ‘THAT’ wedding on Friday night. I had a meeting with the woman who is taking over the AFS newsletter, and handed it over to her on Saturday afternoon. Saturday night I had a ‘date with MD, going with her to support her BFF, in the Miss World New Zealand contest. Another very late night. I then had to get up early for a ‘date’ with OD and niece S, and when I got home from that I then took YD out to the movies, meeting up with my Uni friend AW and her boy M, to see ‘Hop’. A very busy, tiring weekend but a very enjoyable one.
Now the countdown begins to my 2nd chemo cycle. I see my oncologist on Wednesday and as long as every thing checks out, I should be starting the same regime of tablets all over again on Thursday.