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On Saturday I had my flight back from Seattle and I landed in Poland yesterday before 4pm. The flight was better than I expected however the plane was poorly equipped (no personal screens for each passenger! I thought it’s a standard on transatlantic flights! :P) and I was sitting close to 3 small children who were screaming most of the time ;) I had a change in Frankfurt and after only 1,5h flight I was in Warsaw.
I came here to pass my exams and I’ll have 5-6 of them. This will be another lonely month with books… But I’m trying to keep brave, be active and try to enjoy being here, look for some positives.. (there must be here!!:P) Today I was even thinking- ‘it’s already a half day over’ :P Yeah, it is :P But at least 30 days more left!
America is a huge and multinational country and you can really find here EVERYTHING ;) Before I had come to the US, I didn’t read or even wonder about different things that I can expect here. Now I find everything surprising! There are so many weird customs, rules, practices that I’m sometimes shocked ;) Sometimes it’s funny that things that were so obvious for us in Europe are here totally different. This is a very refreshing feeling. However, if there is too many things to arrange quickly and you have none to ask, it may be also frustrating. I’ll describe here some things that wondered me most when I came here.
1. Shopping at the grocery
My husb has nearly nothing in the fridge when I came (however he made me a delicious dinner, that’s true! :D) The next day we went to a grocery and here… a big shock. There were a lot of strange vegetables and fruits. A lot of cans with prepared meals, a lot of frozen prepared meals and meals just to add water to! A huge wall only with ice creams and second one with cereal! Plenty of various sweets and bars but only 4 (!) normal chocolates! Everything was in a huge packs. In Europe you buy one cube of butter. Here you have to buy one huuuge butter or a box with 5 cubes of butter inside. Milk and juice are here in half-gallon (nearly 2L) bottles and water in even bigger! Apart from abnormal size I had a feeling that all of these products are processed and ready to eat. I had huge problems with finding simple things like normal cuscus or tomato concentrate. Instead I found cuscus of 10 different flavours and 25 tomato sauces. Next day my M prepared for my chicken wings… and I was broken! :P There was only hot breadcrumbs, bones and a LOT of fat. I told him that this is the last time he’s eating this sh**!!! He was eating them for a month when I was not here but when I told him that they are so disgusting and unhealthy that they should be forbidden, he noticed that yes, there was something wrong with this ‘chicken’ :P Now I’m more familiar with all products, I tested some of them and it is possible to find good things but you really have to be careful. One of my greatest enemies is high fructose corn syrup - I haven’t met with that ingredient in Poland. It’s a sweetener that cause obesity – what an irony! :P
2. Driving license
As I wrote before, to drive legally in USA you have to have a driving license and this is normal. Here, you can get your license at the age of 16! This is so early, in my opinion too early but the distances and poor public transport in most of the cities made so. What is funny for me is that you don’t have to do a driving course that will learn you how to drive. So how to learn that?? Well, you can drive totally illegally or… you can wait until you are 16, pass a theory driving test, obtain a permit and… drive with other person having a minimum 5 years old license. Interesting. Driving on the street with other people who have no idea you don’t know how to drive ;) Second thing – you can go for a driving test with your own car, fail the test and come back with your own car as well (hmm… I did so but I have a license from another country :P) Finally, there are no independent examination units – you can have your test with the same instructor that thought you. If you pay $40 more, he’ll even give you a worm up ride at the same places where you’ll go during the exam. For European people that sounds just unbelievable :D Like my husband said – they are doing everything for you to pass, as it’s impossible to live here without a car. And that is the truth.
3. Feeling of freedom
It’s very easy to notice here that a lot of people have huge cars or trucks. We were wondering for a long time why do they need them. They probably don’t live on a farm, don’t carry cows or sheep… and there cars are not practical, it’s difficult to find a parking spot for them – that was what we thought (and in fact still think! ;)) Soon we noticed that American people want to be as much independent as possible. Even if they would need to use such a huge car once a year, they still think it’s worth to have it and don’t ask other people for help.
Generally you can feel really free here – because of the space, huge and wide freeways, still quite wild nature… People don’t care here about their outfit, they just wear truck-suit to feel comfortable. They don’t show off, as they don’t care what other people think about them. I never thought I would be enjoying that to such extent :P No more ironing! :D
I’ll soon write about more weird things that I noticed in America :D
Writing a good thesis in not an easy task… but it’s possible ;) Sometimes you may feel depressed when thinking about starting to write your thesis. I think it’s normal. There is a huge job for you to be done and the time is running out veeeery quickly.
I think the most important thing is to… (that would be banal) – to start! Once you do it, you’ll be much more optimistic ;) Here are some tips that work in my case:
1. Don’t postpone it over and over, just start today! (this is the most difficult part :P) You can start with very simple things – create the document, folder, name it properly… – small steps.
2. Think about the topic you are going to write about, you may not know it yet in details but you should be able to prepare table of contents. Think about chapters. Thesis should have a typical layout:
2. Theoretical background
3. Your research
but there should be also more detailed subsections, for example in chapter 3 about your research – 3.1. Equipment, 3.2. Used methods, etc. Detailed and clear table of contents will be really helpful. It would be a good idea to consult it with your tutor – you’ll be sure you’re reaching in the right direction.
3. Try to be focused on your goal which is to write at least a page or so a day. I know that you may not be in a mood, it happens. When I don’t feel particular writing vein I’m trying to do other things… but associated with the thesis! ;) I’m doing some editorial job like formatting text, setting correct margins etc. A good idea for such not productive days it to prepare a cover for the thesis, some statement about privacy (if required) etc.
4. When you are finished with above you have to really start writing ;) remember that if you have a clear and coherent able of content you don’t have to begin writing from the first chapter. Write whatever you feel today. Some days you’ll find one things easier, the other different. By doing so writing seems less painful – at least in my case it works so ;)
Your thesis is constructed of small subsections which are quite independent one from another. You’ll notice how such ‘patchworking’ way of writing is easier.
5. If you’re writing your thesis in MS Word, try to use automatic table of content – this will make your job much easier and safe plenty of time! Also use use automatic references and insert them as you use any source of material that you’d like to mention.
My advice is to give yourself limited time – the faster you’ll do it, the sooner it will be over :D Also by writing it on a daily basis you won’t be forgetting many details that you wrote about or wanted to write about.
Just be brave, you can do it!!!!! :))) Even with little information at the beginning most of people are able to write a good thesis, much better that they had expected :)
This weekend Easter is starting for us! :) For me it is the first Easter when I’m married and the first one without my parents and not in my family home. We spent last one in my home city even though we were not even engaged! (this was shocking for our families :P) M was sooo sad for the idea of spending Easter apart from me, so I took him with me – that was so sweet ;)) This year we are here and we are a very small family :P I had no idea how both of us could make this time somehow special… apart from eating a lot of eggs :P Fortunately M encouraged me to take some actions that would make this time more spacial :) We didn’t eat meat on Good Friday, we cleaned our apartment (yeah, that’s sign of something special, we don’t do it very often :P), prepared a lot of great food to just eat during the weekend and we bought these lovely daffodils :D
Easter daffodils are these kind of flowers that you can see mainly in this part of the year. When I bought them they had only 3 flowers. I watered them in the evening and during overnight they become just like that!! :)
Happy Easter everyone! :)
The time runs so extremely fast! I remember my nerves, preparations, thinking about it, arranging… And now it’s half a year after that BIG day :) We’ve been married for 6 months already! I like to think about this beautiful September day, I was so nervous during the ceremony and acting as crazy :P I wasn’t realizing to the last moment what is going to happen and… then it just happened! :) We had a lovely but small wedding party but it was just perfect. I love my shiny ring with a little diamond, the engraver of our names inside – it brings good memories and positive thoughts about the future.
Has a lot of changed during this time? No, I don’t think so… we are still trying to spend as much time together but the time available for that is somehow shrinking! ;) We both work all days and there are still so many things that we need to arrange to completely set up here. Well, but maybe it’s better having constant hunger than glut? ;)
Kisses for my beloved husband who remembered about this anniversary and bought me pot flowers! :P
To be able to drive your own car in the USA, car insurance is an obligatory. And it doesn’t matter if you are US citizen or foreigner – you just have to have valid proof of insurance before you can take your car from a dealer! Generally it is said that arranging a car insurance in the US is much easier than anywhere else – all you need is just to call insurance agency and after 10 minutes you should receive your temporary insurance that has to be printed and kept in the car all the time. However, when you are a foreigner, even the most basic things can become complicated ;)
Last week we went to a Honda dealer and bought brand new Honda Civic :D We wanted to take the car as soon as possible but… we couldn’t arrange the insurance via phone! There were a few problems in our case. First of all M had just a temporary driving license as he was living in a temporary housing. Secondly, he doesn’t have any driving history here about accidents, collisions that would proof his experience. Because of that, the price offer was nearly twice as high as a standard one! What is more, I was even in worst situation – I don’t have a driving license here, don’t have social security number and the symbol of my Polish driving license… didn’t fit into system because it was too short! :P The insurance agent was totally lost, we spent 30 min over the phone without result. That meant that we had to leave our new car at the dealer :(
Few days later we went to a bank that is recommended for all foreigners coming here to work for Microsoft and the issue was solved in 5 minutes. I guess they are familiar with all strange cases, it’s probably their specialty :P And also – they were much cheaper. We pay $1400/year for 2 people, which is still quite a lot. Next year it should be much lower ;)
Having the papers we went to the dealer to take our new and also cleaned Honda :) :) I would never thought that we’ll buy a brand new car and we’ll be making such decisions in 15 minutes :P Living here is a quite intensive experience :P
I failed my driving test…. yes, REALLY!!! For these 2 weeks of my driving in the US I began to feel like the master of the roads but they just failed me!!! I was so confident that I decided to go to 911 driving school for the test and this school in run by police officers… On the roads people here drive terribly – they don’t use signals at all, the don’t turn on lights when it’s dark, some women do make-up while driving or eat donuts :P How could I not feel comfortable having such comparison?? ;)
I have bad experiences passing my driving test in Poland as well – I passed in the 4th attempt. My last exam wasn’t better then my previous attempts, the instructor was just nicer, that’s all. But I lost my nerves on that and I’m loosing them again now…ehh
The examiner (police officer) has remarks to everything – I was driving too slow, too fast, too close, too distant… seems like it wasn’t his best day! What’s more, he told me that I can sign in for my next exam with him (I’ll even get a discount!) he’ll show me everything and I’ll pass next time for sure. But NEVER EVER with him again! I’ll go to another school, run by normal people, not policemen, brrrr. At least I did the written part of test for 100% :P
Weekend is coming and I hate policemen!!!
Most foreigners’ driving license is valid for 30 days after they came to the USA. Later, if they want to drive legally, they need to take the driving test. People who have their driving license issued by other US state has to do only the practical (road) part of the test. Today is my 29th day of being in America, so tomorrow… I’m having my driving test! :)
Although I find driving in USA much easier than in Poland, I’m a bit stressed! I’m going to have the knowledge test first, which is a test that I have to complete 20/25 to pass, and after that (assuming that I’ll pass ;)) I’ll have a driving test with an instructor. Here, there were two things that surprised me – you can go for a test with your own car (without having driving license yet), have the test using your car, and if you fail – you can still drive home your car! ;) That is funny ;) Also, there are no independent examiners – you can have a test in a driving school you choose and I guess even with a person who taught you! Welcome to the States – liberty everywhere ;)) According to statistics, 95% people pass the exam within the first attempt.
On the beginning of the road test you receive 100 points and to pass, you need to complete with at least 80. The whole test is conducted in a small neighborhood with a really low traffic. There are 3 tasks that you’ll be requested to do – parallel parking (I hate it!), pulling back on crossroad (strange one, nobody does that in a real life!) and parking on a hill. You can maximally lose 4 points on each. The examiner assess mainly if you are really careful, look in all mirrors, check your blind spot EVERY time you turn, etc. You can only fail immediately if you don’t stop on stop sign or you pass the road on red light or you do something really dangerous ;) Seems quite easy but still it might be a stressful experience. My husb, who is a perfect driver, pass the test with a result of only 82! :P No idea how that happened, we refuses to comment that :P :P
Today I had a visit with a neurologist scheduled to examine me and to discuss results of my brain MRI. I was quite nervous! My symptoms – blurred vision, dizziness and headache for sure were not relieved or it was even worst… maybe because of the nerves as well. But on the other hand going to experienced doctor to a hospital was the best thing that I could do in my condition. I was tired of being constantly tired and it was irritating me more and more!
The doctor was calm, patient and friendly. He examined my balance, eyes, head and we were talking about 30 min just about how I feel, when it has started, how I would describe my dizziness – do I feel like the room was going round? Such things are not easy to be described and I told that I feel like being on the boat rather ;) As he said, this is a very common comparison that patients use. He also asked me if I’ve ever suffered from migraine and how I’d describe my headaches.
For a very long time he didn’t mention anything about my MRI. I’d already started to think that the results are not available yet as the nurse yesterday told me that they will be in 2 days but not even 24h passed! To my surprise, when the visit was coming to an end, he told me that he has my MRI results and they are fine! :) He showed me my brain on the screen, described the pictures and told that this is a nice brain and there are any bad signs there. However, due to the old injury, the bone may be a little bit damaged and neurons in this area may be spasmed for some reason. This is why I’ve been probably suffering recently. Why is it happening now? Well… there may be many factors. I was stressed the whole January, I moved to North Pacific climate which is very different to the one I used to live in or maybe it’s just like that. The doctor told me that I seem to be a strong and healthy person and it’s just a worst moment in my life and we’ll get through it!
The neurologist prescribed me two things – physiotherapy for head with the use of ultrasounds and taking drug – Diazepam. I was quite surprised that he advised me taking this medication. Diazepam, formerly known as Valium, is an anti-anxiety medication but it’s also used for seizures, epilepsy, insomnia, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal and others. Generally, it’s used to reduce tension but works also good for skeletal muscle relaxation. In my case Diazepam should relax tense and painful part of my head that causes headaches now. I was advised to take 2mg/day as I don’t need more in my case and the drug itself is also very addictive and taking it may lead to psychological dependence. I used to thought that taking drugs for mental diseases is for ‘crazy’ people but now it seems like I’m one of them ;) My experience showed me that brain can play real tricks with us… I hope it will bring me to live soon!
I haven’t been posting for a while as I’ve been experiencing some strange health issues which were making me quite depressed…
I came to the US 2 weeks ago and exactly since that time I’ve been feeling definitely not well. At first I noticed some issues with my vision. My eyes are generally pretty fine, I don’t wear glasses and they used to be just perfect but here – I just couldn’t focus my eyes! It felt as if I was not looking directly at things and could not focus on anything. After two days I started to feel really dizzy! I felt like being on the boat… and I had nausea as well. A few days later a headache joined all these symptoms. It was becoming more and more difficult to function normally and it was really worrying :( Another puzzle to this jigsaw was that I had a bicycle accident with a car 14 years ago and the pain originated from that exact place – the most painful place on my head.
I went to a physician who was concerned about my condition when I told him about my blurred vision, dizziness, headaches. He advised to perform brain MRI with and without contrast as soon as possible.
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and is one of the most advanced and safe way of medical examination. This technique uses a powerful magnetic field to produce detailed pictures of internal body organs, including their soft tissues and blood vessels. MRI uses the fact that body contains a lot of water and there is a density contrast between different structures like tissues, muscles, vessels, tumors. It produces plenty of pictures of one organ as if it was slicing in and then all of these pictures are combined into one 3-D picture that you can see best on the computer screen.
The first thing I was asked before examination was if I’m claustrophobic. Well, I’m rather not but I don’t feel comfortable in small caves for example ;) I was asked to take off all metal things like rings and they told me to take off everything I had on my top and to wear their loose shirt. I was also proposed to be under blanket during the examination which was great for me as I love being covered :) The examination was to last 40 about minutes. The nurse told me that the first part will be without contrast and then she’ll take me out of the scanner for a while to make an injection and we’ll do the second part.
MRI scanner is a big tube surrounded by a giant circular magnet. I was placed on a movable bed and a nurse asked me what kind of music I like – classical, jazz, rock or radio maybe? I told her that I’d like to listen to the radio. She placed huge headphones on my head which were very tight! Generally my biggest fear associated with this exam was how I’ll manage to lie down on my painful head – I haven’t done that for ages!! I thought I won’t be able to do that. As the headphones were extremely tight for me I said that I don’t want them. She said that is fine but in that case I have to wear ear plugs for safety matters. Additionally, I was given a pillow under my legs which was nice and a security button to press in case I feel really bad during the exam. Then the nurse placed my head in plastic cage, made it lie straight (auuuch!) and tighten my head even more! I was also told not no move my head as MRI scanner is very sensitive. I was asked to close my eyes for the time I’ll be going into the tube. I opened my eyes being inside and it wasn’t so bad – only half of my body was inside. The nurse went to another room I guess (I was unable to move) and informed me via speakers that we are starting. She told me that the machine was going to be loud but it turned to be extremely loud!!! It was making such strange noises, a mixture of techno party and klaxons. Somehow I survived it with my eyes closed.
I was taken out and instructed not to move. The nurse gave me an injection. MRI contrast agents are given to improve the visibility of blood vessels, tumors, etc. A moment after the injection I felt a strange taste in my mouth, a bit metallic I would say. I was taken back into the scanner and the examination lasted 10 more minutes. When it was over the nurse helped me to remove the cage and told me that the results will be available within 2 days. However in the US you don’t receive them to your hands – they are just in the hospital’s system and you have to schedule a visit with a specialist who will tell you about the MRI results. And so I did!
I’ve been in the US for 10 days so far and during this time we’ve managed to arranged many really big things!
We have found our new place to live :) It is a lovely apartment with lake and mountain view near Bellevue Park. The apartment is about 720 sq. feet, 1 bedroom and it’s on 4th floor. There is a big gym, swimming pool and jacuzzi – I hope we’ll take advantage of that :) It wasn’t the cheapest but I really like it’s location – 10-15min walk to Bellevue Downtown and in the same time seems very quiet because of the view and the park :)
As the apartment is only equipped with major kitchen stuff (fridge, cooker, microwave) and washer & drier, the rest of furnishing has to be either rented or bought. The estimated cost of furniture rental and other things like plates, cups, kitchenware, towels, etc would be $300/month which is quite a lot. We had no idea about furniture prices in the US and we weren’t also thinking about that at the beginning as it seemed pointless to buy it only for one year or so. However we checked IKEA’s offer and we were not disappointed with their prices ;) It seems like IKEA is cheap everywhere in the world:D
As we had only 2 weekends to move into the new flat left, we decided to make the first round in IKEA this weekend and to decide for everything next week – just to give ourselves some time for consideration. At the beginning I thought there would be not so much to buy – for sure bed, mattress, sofa, table, chairs… but I forgot about small stuff like towers, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, sharp knives, pots, pans, wastebasket, bath curtain, pillows and maaaany others! We went there with a long shopping list but we realized that we forgot about most of small things. We were checking all promotions and wondering if we’ll need that ;) We bought a lot of things, our trolley was just full!
Traditionally, as all IKEA shoppers, we had Swedish meatballs for a very good price. What is more, IKEA has an offer that if you spent over $100, the cost of meal will be deducted from your bill. So not only you eat for free, you just save money on that! :D This is cool :) Finally, our bill was around $200 and we left the shop exhausted but satisfied :P
The prices of furnitures were also good – bed frame – $150, mattress – $250, sofa – $500, desk with additional shelves – $160… generally we hope to spend up to $2000 for these all :) It seems that it is better to buy furniture than to rent if you are going to use them for more than 6 months. And they would be new, clean and… to be assembled!! :P That would be real fun for my husband :D
I’m in London right now yeeeeaahhh :)
And I’m having a hangover… not a horrible one but still :( That’s not fair… I was waiting so long for that trip and I’m unwell now :P
I’m using my laptop now but you know what?? There is no free WiFi! I’m shocked – how is that possible in 21st century?? Ehh….
I spent yesterday evening first with my mother, sister and her husband. We were eating donuts and angel wings as today is Fat Thursday in Poland! :) It’s a day when people eat a lot of sweets, especially donuts and angel wings, and should not care about these thousands of calories at all. However, this is not possible as in all radios and TVs you can hear how unhealthy and caloric these things are and how to loose weight after this day – I hate that! They are just making people feel guilty!
Back to yesterday evening… we did not drink anything while being in my sis flat as she lives quite far away from me and we were there by car. When me and my mom came back to my flat I told her that I have many nearly empty bottles with different kind of alcohols and it’s stupid to leave them here and would be a grief also to throw them away. So we decided to empty the first one with lime vodka. It was really tiny left there so… we took the second one with cherry vodka :P After that I opened a fridge to decide what sandwich I’d like to get for my flight and I found… 1/4 bottle of wine – guess what we did? ;) And it was not the last one… ohhh… We both slept very well (but too short!)
Mom told me that people in the US are not drinking so much but I told her that I’ll be living with a typical Pole so I don’t think I should worry about that:D Well, but in my today’s mood I’m rather not dreaming of drinking at all :P The worst thing is that I have this kind of hangover that I’m hungry all the time! I hope I’ll get better during my 9,5h flight to Seattle :) mmmm… can’t waint to see my love, his flat and everything! :D
Now I’m sitting at Heathrow and waiting for my next flight. This airport is extremely huge! To get from terminal 1 to 5 I had to take a bus and then, to get to my gate while being already on T5, I had to take a train! Wow, This is shocking! I’m wondering how many people work there, I guess thousands…
When we were landing in London, the weather was so good (which I think is not typical for this city:P) that I could see most of London’s characteristic objects like the ferris wheel, Orbit Tower, Olympic stadiums, Tower Bridge – that was cool as I’ve never been in London before :)
Now it’s time to see some luxuries shops :) 12h to see my M left! :D
Finally everything seems to be on the right track – I’m moving to Washington state! :) I have a new flight reservation which is fortunately the same as I had last week :) It’ll take me 17h to get to Seattle! I’m starting in Warsaw at 7:45am and fly to London Heathrow which takes 2:45h. There I’ll have to wait 6h for my direct flight to Seattle-Tacoma airport. The journey takes 9:35h and I’ll be at 4.05pm in Seattle screaming with joy:D On the arrival I’ll be requested to arrange some formalities concerning my visa and… I’ll be on my way to my beloved husband whom I haven’t seen for nearly 5 weeks now! :D
Today I spent all my day packing and wondering what is worth taking and what’s not. All of my dresses were so wanting to go with me but I manged to refuse some of them :P I’ll be traveling with one huuuge suitcase and we’ll also be sending 3 big bags with different staff (mainly my shoes but #… :P)
Tomorrow my mom is coming to Warsaw to say goodbye to me. It’s funny that I’ve been here alone for 5 weeks and was always telling that I want to leave as soon as possible and now my family is shocked that I’m already leaving! ‘Why don’t you stay for a few days more?’ Hmm… what for? :P
By the way, do you know what is the busiest airport by passenger traffic? I thought it will be JFK in New York or London Heathrow but nothing like that! The first place belongs to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, no 2 is Beijing Capital International Airport in China and 3rd is Heathrow in London. JFK is on 17th place!
I’m so excited about the journey! Sometimes I’m not feeling really good when being on the plane but now I’m so highly motivated and so willing to finally be with my M that I’m ready to suffer! :P
And now… back to packing and back to cleaning :) Hurray! :)
What a bad day! It seemed that this day will be the first relaxing day for me since a long time – I finished half of my bachelor’s thesis yesterday and sent it to my promoter for review. I asked him if it will be possible to meet him next Monday or Tuesday. My longing husband made a reservation for my flight to Seattle next week on Thursday and was insisting to confirm it as it is a great flight – only 17h :P I wanted to have a confirmation from my promoter first that our meeting next week is possible. And you know what he wrote me?! ‘I confirm receiving your work. I’ll do my best to propose you a date of our meeting next Monday.’ !!! I wrote him that I MUST know it today as I have a reservation for a ticket to the US for next Thursday. Unfortunately I noticed that he’s not checking him mailbox often ;( It means that I probably won’t be able to confirm my flight reservation which expires at midnight my time and it’s 2pm now… I’m so mad at him and my M can’t understand that it drives me crazy even more than him as I feel so powerless. I need just a stupid signature and this guy is not making things easier :(
Yesterday I had such a lucky day that I just couldn’t believe it is all possible to happen in a just few hours… :)
First of all I finished my driving lessons and I really felt comfortable while driving! :) Of course I need a lot of practice but for me the goal was to overcome a fear… The are a lot of especially women who are horrible drivers but they don’t care and drive :) I don’t think this is always right and safe but at least they are not afraid as I USED TO :P (yes, Anna, keep on telling yourself that you are courageous! Your subconscious will finally believe in it:P)
After the driving I went to my Uni for my last exam results. And I passed! That meant the end my exam session and that I am the most clever person in the world :P
Then I had to go to arrange some formalities at my dean’s office and I managed to do it without any issues. I’m not sure how it looks in other countries but here… the atmosphere in dean’s office is quite specific and if you are lucky to arrange something, you are really lucky :P
Being at the university I accidentally met my promoter :) This was good as I hadn’t been in touch with him since hmmm 3 months? ;) We talked for a while and it was really nice.
When I came back home people who were installing our new wardrobe has just finished and the result was great :) We have w beautifully arranged corridor and… we are just leaving it :P
I also had something good waiting for me when I opened my mailbox! (I don’t have a smartfon or other gadget of this type, believe in it? ;)) I had a message from my future lecturer stating that she understands that I have to leave and if I feel good enough in maths, I can try doing some computer classes on my own. Luckily my husband studied Maths and I can always find some tricky ways to encourage him to do something for me :P What is more, I don’t think he feels lossy because of that :P But that’s my secret ;)
So yeah, that was a good day! :D