Saturday, February 17, 2007

The weather outside is frightful ...

We've gotten so much snow this past week that Syracuse University decided to cancel Wednesday's classes for the second time in its history and the first time in 14 years. Here are some photos of the aftermath:

I can't believe people actually read this thing. There hasn't been all that much going on, besides the snow and the fact that I've been working my ass off lately. Two papers due in the next two weeks, plus a lot of front desk work at Goldstein. Next week's paycheck is going to be awesome. Because of the canceled classes Wednesday, I worked an extra two hours after learning that no one works after my shift until 2:30. I'm also taking a shift for someone today from 4:30 to 7:30. I'm hoping to get some work done there. Who knows?

It's amazing how much hormones control what we think and feel, and how little control we really have over it. Such is the case with me. I found out I have PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It only affects a small percentage of menstruating women, and it's basically PMS on crack. My hormones become so imbalanced I experience clinical depression about a week or two before my period. Luckily it wasn't that bad this month, but the times when I do get depressed are really unnerving. It's so sad not wanting to interact with people and just withdraw into myself, knowing I can't control it and no one can help me at the moment. I heard about a new birth control pill whose main aim is to treat PMDD. I may check into it soon. Until then, it's vitamin supplements and inositol, a supplement considered part of the B vitamin complex that has been shown in studies to help with seratonin levels in the brain. I don't know if it's helped at all, but at least things are much better than they were last month.

It's off to Chuck's tonight with Kai and Chris. With hope and luck, I'll be later joined by Heather, who celebrates her birthday (along with my dad) tomorrow! Shout-out to both of them. :)


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