Friday, 20 May 2011

Exams OVER!!!

So, the hard work now pays off! I have a few months before exam season revisits! Also, I am hugely excited about this conference now! but sad that my poster and alternative style handouts which are business cards won't arrive while I am still in Finland... but that doesn't make me sad about going to the UK!!!!

I have spent an hour today, checking my blog for errors for the conference, not this blog! updating certain pages, updating the background, adding a handout page, and my poster on a small pdf version!! maybe it was a bad idea to do something that excites me within 24 hours of something else hugely exciting happening... oh well! we will see if I sleep tonight!

Two of the cats are sick, after one dying while I was away and no allergy to cats I will stick to them like glue... So long blogger for 2 weeks!!! or maybe one if I get time to blog while I am away!

Tomorrow, I fly out... yay!!!!! There is so much planned it's going to be near impossible to fit it all in but I shall die trying!!!

Exams today were ok! I was comforted by my original thought of "they could be a lot worse at least I can think of some answers"... so now I must wait to see if the grades agree! they normally do!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Teeth, sun and explore!

So, the wisdom teeth removal wasn't so bad. It bled for almost 2 days (it was meant to stop before 24 hours but what can you do?!?!?). I couldn't talk properly until the stitches were taken out. The stitch removal was the worst part of the procedure but a few hours later the irratated nerves had calmed down and it was improving.

Eero took me for a drive the first weekend after my teeth removal, as I wasn't allowed to do any kind impact exercise. So we went for a drive in the woods by lakes, it was beautiful, we even took a little walk. Day dreaming about what houses we would like to have and how many ponies I'm getting!!

Monday, was a horrible day, it was a seminar presentation 10-4pm with no more than 25min break all day. I couldn't speak befor much without pain to practice my presentation. Nor could I take anything to eat, so I just drank apple juice all day!

Wednesday, I had my stitches removed then walked home. It was such a hot day, just at shirt and cropped trousers. In the evening I biked back to school for the prep meeting for the conference in June. I had almost finished my poster and started my handouts and no one else had started.

Rest of the week was studying for my finals next week. Friday, I ordered some networking cards for the conference as upto 400 people can attend. So, I now have 300 handouts. It is the biggest linguistics conference in Europe. The poster and handout are now finished and I will be sending them to print tomorrow. We also brought a grill so we can barbeque more often, yummy! I have some expensive normal networking cards all ready (they are awesome).

Saturday, was a lovely day we went to kanavuori (Chicken mountain) and went in the nature trail, beautiful day, warm but there was a breeze that kept the mosquitoes away. We saw 2 different kinds of woodpecker but no moose or bears, though we did see moose poo. We will be vising there again in the not so distant future!!! This morning, I baked apple, blueberry and cinnamon cake so we ate that when we got home. We also went shopping on the way home to buy the normal going home gifts. Then we had a barbeque!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Have a great birthday! sure it will be made better when all your presents turn up!

I have to say, even I am excited to hear when she opens everything and makes the connections to what she has got! She won't get it I don't think until the main gift comes but she may!

Hauskaa Vappua!

For Vappu, we went into city, checked out the amusements and then walked into city to see the stalls and other activities. It was quite warm when we left home but by the time we left the amusement park it had gone cold!

We had the new camera so we were playing with that on the way to everywhere! random photos of everything! Then we came home and the party continued, good food and drink! I got apple juice so I'm not complaining!

Sunday, Eero changed my bike saddle as the other one was painful after a few kilometers! Weather wise it has been a cold week but it is warming up again now!

Tuesday, I went to the dentist to have the first 2 wisdom teeth out. It was under local anesthetic, no swelling to my face though and no where near as painful as I thought it would be. Also the only painkiller I can take is paracetamol so I expected more pain than most people. Drinking was impossible, the first day. IT was painful to drink but the top one bleed for around 40 hours, everything I drank it restarted the bleeding. I bit down on cotton for 5 hours and had different ice packs on my face but nothing stopped it!

Wednesday, was better. Drinking wasn't painful just a little uncomfortable. I managed to eat yoghurt then Eero made me some sweet potato and goat's cheese soup. I ate as much as I could but small portions made me feel a little nauseous.

Eero has been a god send the last few days and has done everything. Even silly things like going to shop to get more cotton as it bleed so long we ran out, getting more milk as I drank loads of it, trying to understand my muttering for the days I couldn't speak properly. Lots of random little things, he did without moaning, I would of probably moaned hehe!

I sorted everyone paying into Mom's birthday presents to get her want she had been going on out but hadn't brought herself. So we all chipped in, got her an ace camcorder with loads of accessories and a huge memory card. For some annoying reason, even taking into account the two days bank holiday of UK, the presents still haven't been received on her birthday so I'm a little annoyed that all that effort planning and forward thinking and there's nothing to show for it!