I have to start this post with yesterday's events. While the day was not funny at all, today it does provide some much needed comic relief which I think you will find funny as well.
Ok so I had to be at school at 9 am for "routing out". Basically means I had to turn in my film badge, turn in my school ID and get signed off that I met all the requirements for graduation and collect my cap and gown for the graduation ceremony on Sept. 10th. All goes well, take lots of pictures, leave.
On my way home my husband calls and asks where I am. So I tell him I am about a 1/2 hr from home but before I get home I need to stop at Walmart and pick up a few things, including a new computer keyboard. I had to get a new one because I needed to use the computer last night for more studying for the National Registry I took today. I have been studying like a crazy person for the last 2 weeks and wanted to take more practice exams on the computer. So I get to walmart and once I walked into the store my mind went completely blank and I forgot what I was there for. I tried so hard to remember but I just couldn't so I had to call hubby back and ask him what I told him I was at Walmart for. He asked me if I had lost my mind lol
So fine I leave and stop at the supermarket to pick up a few things for lunch. Get done with that and leave the store and could not find my car in the parking lot. That has never happened to me....ever! The parking lot is not big either =(
finally I get home and start to do a practice test and I could not answer a single question correctly. Now I am in a total panic mode because the test is in 16 hours and I cannot answer a single test question. I called a friend of mine almost in tears, and she told me to stop studying. That everyone says you are not supposed to study the night before a huge exam. She said to read, do something, to take my mind off the test. So I did.
Then... since I had to be up at 4:30 to make it to the testing center by 7:15 this morning, I go to bed at 8. Can't fall asleep. Tossed and turned til 9:30 and finally fell asleep. Now before I had gone to bed I took a heartburn pill so the lousy pizza I ate for dinner wouldn't kill my stomach. At 12:30 I wake. Again in a total panic because I couldn't find my cell phone that I had set to wake me up at 4:30. Find out my son had it, turned the volume off so he could use it to text his friends and I wouldnt get woken up. Flipped out on him then tried to go back to sleep. Now I have heartburn. Laid there for another 1/2 hour hoping it would go away but it wouldn't. So now, 1:15 AM I am sitting in my living room eating a bowl of ice cream because that is the only thing I know that will take the heartburn away. Everyone says dairy is the worst thing to eat if you have heartburn but ice cream always works. Eat the small amount of ice cream and basically passed out only to awake again in a total panic that I never heard the alarm go off and I am late. turns out it is only 4 AM. At this point I was sooo tired, had a headache, but there was no way I was going to lie down again for fear I really would not get up.
So I just got ready and left my house at 5:30 this morning to head to the testing center. I was, without a doubt positive, there was no way I was going to pass the test. In no way, after all of that, was I in any frame of mind to take the test that I had been preparing for for the last 2 years. THE test that would give me a license to take X-Rays on real people. So I start the test. Of course the very first question I frew a blank on. Luckily we could flag them so we could go back at the end and review them and change the answer if we thought we should. After awhile the test seemed really easy. So I thought for sure that meant I did not answer anything right and was failing. So at the very end of the 3.5 hour, 220 question test, I click submit and whatta you know? I PASSED with an 89 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So now I get to put the letters RT(R) after my name. GO ME !!!!
Thanks Illusion !!! I am proud I made it to this day. I really was starting to think in the last 2 weeks that maybe you just can't teach an old dog new tricks. And after yesterdays anxiety induced series of unfortunate events I was a wreck. Now I just have to find a job. Hopefully before I forget everything I learned lol.
NDY ... Thanks and lol, ok I slept like the dead last night instead!!
Bharathi and Juno Thanks too !! That decompression was immediate. This last month has been stressful beyond wordsIt really felt like there was a crushing weight on top of me that I thought I would never be able to get out from under.