Saturday, August 22, 2009


I could teach Sunset Aglow every week and be perfectly content, except that the all day class (it's more like 3/4 day) is absolutely brutal on my body. I did ok until 3:15pm. Then I started crashing, and at approximately 4:10pm I had a HypoK attack in class while cleaning up. One student was with me by then and she asked what she could do to help me. She got my stuff packed up and made sure I was going to be ok before leaving. I have such great students, but I wish they didn't have to worry about helping me clean up and load up my cart. It's really not their job and I hate to let them stay and help when they've already been there all day. I feel like a burden. I'm very thankful that my class is so understanding of my limitations. Hopefully they will be fine with not having more than a couple 3/4 day classes a year.

Was great to see my friends Andrea and Gabe stop by to say hi with their sweet little son Jacob. I was in full Bob Ross mode at the the time, and Jacob saw me and said "That's Miss Kelli painting in there"...awww! He came in and met the class, and they went on and on about him after he left. :)

Came home, took my meds, and crashed bigtime. Sitting up in bed right now, but I purposely don't have much on the agenda for the next two days because I'm going to have to stay off of my legs as much as possible. Tomorrow I'm taking a shower (you're welcome) and I'm going to make a spinach artichoke pizza for my brother and his girlfriend who are joining me for dinner. Other than that, NOTHIN'. I don't have an ounce of strength left in me. Laundry can wait, and I won't be driving again until college on Tuesday.

Oh yes.....COLLEGE!!!!!! Holy guacamole, Batman...I enrolled in FIVE classes. I've lost my flippin' mind. I start three online classes Monday (very scared of Spanish and I want my mommy) and start my drawing and design classes on Tuesday at the campus. I've already talked with the disability counselor about my condition and she said that I should not run into any issues with the art department. Me and my memory foam pillow will be arriving to class at 8:50am on Tuesday with a few pages of info in hand for the instructor. Let's hope the pillow works so that my legs don't cramp or go numb sitting in that metal chair all day. {insert happy positive thoughts here}

My uncle has been very gracious to get me to class and back until my car is repaired. Thank God I'm getting some grant money that should cover most of the repairs, and a student loan that will cover the rest. So I guess sometime in late September, I'll have my car back.

Hope all of my friends have a blessed week.


sarah bess said...

Wow, Kelli! Congrats on the college thing! Your painting looks beautiful. Praying for stamina & cooperation from your body to do all you have in your heart.

3 Blessings said...

Your painting looks great. I am glad that you are taking time to recoup and that you have your college schedule in full swing.