15 Years Later 3


It’s kind of funny that I’m sick today. Exactly 15 years ago today, I was sick. I was sick with about the same kind of problem…some kind of cold-like illness. How do I know? Well, I remember being at home sick when a tornado came through a mile away from my home. I remember “pretty music” (the sirens going off). I remember eating macaroni and cheese as a part of a “picnic” that my mom set up in the hall. I remember being stuck in the hall with my mom for hours with no power and not knowing what had happened. We didn’t know exactly what happened until my father got home several hours later. When he came home, he brought a battery-operated black and white tv. We got to watch the news reports all curled up on my parents’ bed. I can remember that stuff most days. Everytime it gets stormy, I remember the fears I had that day. I feel those same fears everytime it gets stormy. I’m still afraid of storms. I’m also afraid of the dark. I know both of those may be childish fears, but that doesn’t matter to me. To me, they’re legitimate fears.

Anyways…as for my sickness. I feel like crap. I’ve been coughing quite a bit since Friday night. In fact, I coughed so much last night that I dreamed that I was coughing. Eventually, my coughing woke me up and my mom and I had to go hunt down some 2-year old cough syrup in the kitchen. I took a spoonful and headed back to bed. Luckily, I was able to get back to sleep. I think my coughing must’ve died down because I don’t remember dreaming any more about the coughing.

I went to school today. I didn’t feel like going, but I knew I had to go. I got my registration information straightened out so that I could register for classes for next term. My classes will be:

Mondays/Wednesdays:
10:00-10:50 – Personal & Communal Health
11:00-12:00 – Camping Outdoor Education
Tuesdays/Thursdays:
8:00-9:20 – General Biology 2
9:30-10:50 – Intro to Social Work
11:00-12:20 – World Lit II
Wednesdays:
2:00-4:00 – Biology Lab

Yep, this next semester, I’ll only have classes 4 days a week. No Saturday classes! Woohoo. The only sucky part is that on Monday and Wednesday nights, I’ll have to stay at school in a dorm room. That’ll be a little difficult for me, but I guess it’ll be good for me at the same time. It really worries me when I think about it, so I try not to think about it.

Oh, I didn’t want to sign up for Camping, but it was the only thing that fit into my schedule. Personally, I have no interest in Camping, but I figured I could take it and hopefully get a good grade in it.

Plugs: Aurora, Sarah


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.


3 thoughts on “15 Years Later

  • Jenna

    That’s interesting that you remember when you were sick. Not weird… Just interesting! I get flashbacks from 4 or 5, but not the things like when I was sick.
    Good luck with your classes! 🙂

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