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@Erik2.0 Same thing with my trachea and thyroid. I am not too sure if the gastrointestinal specialist would go this far, but I believe only a bronchoscopist would do. Anyways, I hope I am alive beyond mid-May.

Aside from the medical stuff, I only had like 114 pages left in Songs of Willow Frost. And I did lack motivation with the Isaiah workbook the entire three months straight because of health issues that don't seem to completely go away and it looks like I would restart all over from the beginning once when our household version of summer comes (starting in mid-to-late May) and that everything is FINALLY settled with the sequel project Leviticus over with (remember, we didn't write the book of Leviticus - I believe Moses did it, so acknowledgements to that - we're humans, we make mistakes, and we are not perfectionists; I take notes from sermons based on the book).

And now, what else is new? After the library material stuff, I must slay the rest of the Great Illustrated Classics from Goodwill (Ivanhoe, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Three Musketeers, Dr. Jekyll and Hyde, and H. G. Wells' Invisible Man) until I can find Neverwhere, 5 Levels of Leadership, and other things last seen in the living room at last.

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There! I made it to an estimated 100 pages left in Songs of Willow Frost to go. And bonus accomplishment: I am a third way through Leviticus note-taking-wise (I'll come back to just the reading mode in 18 chapters and nothing more in the 2014-15 revised chronological order calendar (I am only in the middle of the datemark July 30th.).).

Countdown to Next Appointment: 1 Week

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Songs of Willow Frost: 3/4 complete

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Countdown to Next Appointment: 6 Days

I hope I'm okay...

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I worked on Norwegian with "that/those" and "this/these" skills via Duolingo. I haven't mastered them yet, but I am getting there. I'll come up with my own sentences yet to translate within the same skills for the day.

Songs of Willow Frost: I got to page 262 and I want to get the chapter done before bed or something. I know Mother's Day is almost here... it has been almost 11 years since my maternal grandma is now the eldest in all of my extended family and she's still alive after her husbands are gone. By the way, she's getting closer to age 87. I have a question: Will she survive the coronavirus pandemic? Please I hope she hasn't exposed to the virus. I felt the warmness of it when I was in the x-ray lobby at the hospital, but it's not fun when I actually get one. Other than that, I only had underlying health conditions: prediabetes and PCOS. That's about it!

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Songs of Willow Frost - I only have 48 pages left to go. Hopefully, I can make it to the end this week.

Sequel Project Leviticus - Finally, I am now 5/9 complete! Only 4/9 more to go...

Other - I did Spanish stories via Duolingo to speed up the XP, so I can stay in the Diamond League. When time's up, I had like 900 XP for the past week only and maintained my position. That's a good thing to stay on top. 🙂

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Despite the email telling you "you could be really proud that you've just conquered Isaiah", I believe the CBS Isaiah workbook studies to me personally has to be a really big DNF because the last three months of life with health conditions within my neck and respiratory system altogether are really taking a toll on my motivation to do so. It sucks! I have to start all over again and hopefully build it back up from scratch once when I am finally better for real. I'd rather sleep in the next school year and beyond 5 days a week, so that way I wanna be a better home educator someday without being forced to participate in something that has ANYTHING to do with the relatedness to local government fool systems or its calendar thereof. I want 9 to 5 work in the big building in the big city, especially the new and upcoming Amazon headquarters in Bellevue, so I can get out of the stupid paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle and live a better life in an apartment by myself. I wanna cut ties from the public school system, but how is it gonna work? I am really not sure if I am gonna work from home, keeping logged on to Patreon and other "essential" social media websites in order to be some Internet sensationalist, but God knows what's best for me anyways... Movin' on...

Ugh! I read only one chapter in Songs of Willow Frost and ended up with 43 pages remaining to go. I want to get it done this week only! C'mon, Nat. You can do this...

There is no new progress made in Sequel Project Leviticus, yet in Duolingo I kept reviewing Spanish and Norwegian (again not going too far). What's interesting? I came up with a few of my own sentences with mostly skills "that/those" and "this/these" to translate to Norwegian, so I am happy about it. And I drew a page of my OC's beastly form (species: alien). Surrounding it, I had the beta version of my OC (We're talking about Samurai Jack or something.) and my final version (I made him a cute Japanese teenage boy who is a young samurai warrior with his father's energetic powers (I created him when I was in high school, remember that?).). 'Nuff said for the day... good night...

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I am done with Songs of Willow Frost and started the semifinale of the Left Behind series called Glorious Appearing. I am now 2/3 into the Sequel Project Leviticus.

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I am over 15.34% complete on the OT/NT reading calendar, but I am not sure exactly how far along. In the OT, Numbers just exited the zeros, went through the tens, and was about to enter the twenties. Whereas in the NT, I did Mark 5 to 6. I am too tired to read any further because I am lazy, but bored and need more ZZZs. Earlier on, I have just read the first three chapters of Glorious Appearing. Tomorrow is my appointment and I hope I am gonna make it, okay? I promise. My life story is not over yet.

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I can't believe I am almost supposedly two months into the OT/NT reading calendar and I am a tiny bit proud despite my tiny vocal cord illness that is causing me to stop from doing the things I loved. This past appointment for the day is inevident. I am very disappointed because my mother keeps miscommunicating for like 90% of the time and they all lied to me that I am fine. To be honest, I AM NOT!!! 😠😡 I wish I could tell all in explicit detail trumping everyone else by myself verbally, so I can be properly referred to the ENT doctor in peace. The specialist was like "save a trip, it's not neccessary". What now? Did he tell me to drink warm water to relax the esophagus before eating? That's what he did for 25 years. If I start the habit today, then I wanna see some results by age 49. I hope I don't get cancer before then. Here's the question: Can anybody know what is the stricture?

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20 hours ago, Natalie said:

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I can't believe I am almost supposedly two months into the OT/NT reading calendar and I am a tiny bit proud despite my tiny vocal cord illness that is causing me to stop from doing the things I loved. This past appointment for the day is inevident. I am very disappointed because my mother keeps miscommunicating for like 90% of the time and they all lied to me that I am fine. To be honest, I AM NOT!!! 😠😡 I wish I could tell all in explicit detail trumping everyone else by myself verbally, so I can be properly referred to the ENT doctor in peace. The specialist was like "save a trip, it's not neccessary". What now? Did he tell me to drink warm water to relax the esophagus before eating? That's what he did for 25 years. If I start the habit today, then I wanna see some results by age 49. I hope I don't get cancer before then. Here's the question: Can anybody know what is the stricture?

Can you get a second opinion about your vocal chord issue from another ENT?

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On 5/16/2020 at 10:11 PM, BooksandTrees said:

Can you get a second opinion about your vocal chord issue from another ENT?

No. There is just no need to go to the ENT as of right now. I was considering choosing a better but more expensive option that does seem to work: neck imaging. Other than that, I seemed to be okay in general. Most of the throat is alright. But the lowest pitch chord seems to work for less than one second, which is not normal. That is enough said.

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Already six chapters into "Glorious Appearing" and counting. Sequel Project Leviticus was 8/9 complete. I am supposedly 2 months and 2 days (more like 63 days or, 9 weeks) into the OT/NT reading calendar. So far, I did a really slow job this year on both Bible reading calendars already printed out in mid-2014. See how much progress I have made and the percentage difference?

The OT/NT reading calendar was 17.26% complete; whereas, the 2014-15 revision of the chronological reading calendar was 13.835% accomplished. In other words, I am 50 and a half days into the list, or 7 weeks and a day and a half. To calculate the difference, let's say I subtract the greater and the lesser percentage for a total of 3.425% or, 12 and a half days. Are we clear? Moving on...

I will start the CBS workbook over on Friday because going a lot further is too much work and there is no way I am coming back again in the fall because Mom did this for me. It was a waste of these six-plus months already and I am not going to register for next year's class (they're celebrating the 45th anniversary of its establishment with the book of John, and I am totally not buying it because of my personal dealings with the coronavirus aftermath - you know, sleeping in every Wednesday morning during the school year until noon and not dealing with it ever again because it'll likely increase the chance of becoming a better home educator one day by the time my firstborn is five on August 31st at the latest but I am not sure what calendar year he/she will end up in - it's called gap-year quarantining from society). That means ZERO INVOLVEMENT in a relationship with the government fool system. ZERO, ZILCH, NADA, ALDRI, NOOOOOOONE! I am preoccupied with things I NEED to GET IT DONE already (three Life journals in different colors and versions of scripture being used is much harder work than the reading calendars I could go on and on as I have said before) this upcoming school year. This past school year alone, I am almost done with two series I have waited to be done with already: 1. Left Behind (14 books and 6 chapters read; only less than two books left to go) and 2. Face-to-Face (I haven't started reading the last book yet). And I wanna slay the rest of the GICs I had purchased from Goodwill so badly... Since I am finished with a batch of library material for spring, I am going to figure out what to read for the first half of the summer months or something like that, but I'll just wait and see what I can.

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7 hours ago, Natalie said:

No. There is just no need to go to the ENT as of right now. I was considering choosing a better but more expensive option that does seem to work: neck imaging. Other than that, I seemed to be okay in general. Most of the throat is alright. But the lowest pitch chord seems to work for less than one second, which is not normal. That is enough said.

Did you know when it started? Did you yell or anything? I know when I had severe heartburn my voice would cut out sometimes and it would hurt. I thought I had larynx cancer for some time, but after I lost my stress I felt better and it never came back.

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3 hours ago, BooksandTrees said:

Did you know when it started? Did you yell or anything?

Three months earlier. They claimed I threw up the night before revisiting the ER. I believe it was two nights before (that same day I had a sliver stuck).

I didn't yell or anything in public, but on the inside I just kinda ranted and raved about my underlying health condition that is ongoing in this journal, yet not suspectible to coronavirus. Other than that, I am somewhat slowly getting better while after a while. I had some lows on me and a few highs over the past quarter, for my friend's memorial service was undetermined at this time because 1. It is too much for the relatives just because she is single and barren for life, and had lost her mother and brother last year. 2. I don't know where are her ashes. 3. Over a month after her death, the events that have more than ten individuals are cancelled due to the pandemic. Which means there's exactly no memorial service for her. Sad!

In the emails from Dignity, the grieving period usually lasts thirteen months after the service. To me, I believe that for some it could be ongoing beyond that period of time and it could affect the rest of life. For example, my great-uncle lost my grandpa and the grieving period lasted ten and a half years and he did not die from a broken heart (his own advice for life is to eat healthy), but it was because he missed a part of him to bits. At the beginning of the 2020s alone, he died at just aged 92. The memorial service just came and went a few days afterwards. I am not sure when will the period of suffering be over with. I am getting more jealous every time someone's married or in general ahead in life (like being masterful in cooking and other vocational skills, getting a driver's license, getting a job, getting an apartment, whatever it may be when it comes to adulting by itself), but I should be thankful for what I already have even though I sleep in my own basement for ten-plus years under my parents' rooftop (Please don't criticize me for saying something stereotypical like "I can't believe you still live in your mom's basement and haven't gotten out into the world yet!" I found my own room to be a solitude away from the media Dad got sucked into every single day. It's more than just average, folks. I am more than just generic... I used to come out into the world and worked hard for professors at school. Now all of the sudden, the gap year came and I did a few things before the pandemic. Who doesn't want your parents to be aware of the special situation and be cared for by just you when they go home from the cruise and other fancy luxurious travel methods I don't need? I don't care what my generation thinks of their parents at this uncertain time, yet I do care about someone my age that lost his mother less than twice his age to the COVID-19 disease (she f***ing survived breast cancer for cryin' out loud) and I also do care about how many notable deaths from COVID-19 on Wikipedia. I DO CARE about Worldometer, so I could speed up the newsflash on a daily basis! However, on a more familial level, my uncle's mother-in-law lived in a Californian nursing home and she was tested positive for the virus. I am not sure what happened if she is gonna live any longer or just die and join tens of thousands of the coronavirus victims in the future history textbooks. With America partially reopened, I can't wait until the next BIG snowstorm during the next "colder months" period to see if there is a thing as a permanent lockdown from the government. "People, just order groceries and prescription drugs ahead online and the cryptonic drones will deliver to your home on the same day! Everything will be fine.") and depend on the government for social security income due to the disability (thanks a lot Mom and Dad for taking away MY independence to some degree).

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I did two more chapters of "Glorious Appearing". I know I am getting sleepy... *yawn*

Today, this past evening, Mom gave my sisters each a cross-stitch project. I already had one in the past and I don't know where it went exactly either in part or whole. Mom said I had my own goals, but does that mean I already had ambitiously "cut off an umbilical cord"? I had sensed that I was on a verge of getting into the unknown since I am still scratching the surface at a much slower pace than I had expected it to be. I didn't have time for creative projects at the moment as the emails usually tell you "find your next inspiration" or something (some if not most are from Michael's). I am NOT in the mood to do DIY projects at all in general due to the fact that I had studied full-time in the past. I did a handicrafted ornament from cardstock paper, tweed, and kiddy-crafty beads one Christmas. That's it. Recently, I did just nothing but drawing/sketching a few pictures in the sketchbook I already got from Christmas 2014 since I had a disorganized house that is falling apart. I don't have anymore access to uh... you know... loom knitting more, crocheting more, and knitting more handicrafted stuff to sell. I have loom-knitted hats to either sell or give away to the charity my friend picked out (it's a cancer treatment center). I still have business on hold since college, but it cannot be miscarried because it is not open yet (I don't have a business license from the chamber of commerce and the pandemic is not a good time for me to apply).

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I JUST SURVIVED SEQUEL PROJECT LEVITICUS AS OF YESTERDAY! Now that my colorful but vibrant journal -from stinkin' Ross "in-store" (again, thanks a lot Mom for controlling my budget and finances for NO PARTICULAR REASON other than "the rules of Big Government") - deserves a break, I am putting both Bible reading calendars from mid-2014 on hold (*gasp* AGAIN?!) in order to make more time for pressing the reset button on the CBS workbook of Isaiah starting with volume 1. I have finished the first lesson (with the commentary stuff) and now I am on lesson 2 beginning with just the first chapter alone with the first entry being the first verse. Wow! Thank God, there is not gonna be anymore spoken commentary for now at least until then... It has been nearly a day since the last sermon I listened to, and I slept for ten hours until 10:40am I believe. I read four more chapters of Glorious Appearing. Halfway through the book, I am starting to see the end of the tunnel for the Left Behind series at last with Jesus coming back again and killing the soldiers with his voice. It is like some rehash of the end of scriptures except... probably even longer... In just a few CBS workbook lessons from now, I will finally resume the 52-Week Bible Reading Plan and finish it off this time with the final five weeks remaining because of ugh... freakin' schoolwork and later on all of the community Bible study shenenigans I really shouldn't have needed (with four months being together in union and the last two months divided - thanks Mom for ruining my opportunity to finish my 52-Week Bible Reading Plan by the decade's end). I want to deal with the COVID19 aftermath like I just need to get on with it. I personally don't need to go outside the house unless it is for essential outings only until elective surgeries are reopen for business, so I can get rid of that stupid sliver out of my throat and extend the quarantine longer afterwards until there is the coronavirus vaccine. When the COVID19 vaccine is introduced, I don't need to sign up for the stupid 45th anniversary of CBS (and beyond), so I can sleep-in on Wednesday mornings in order to increase chances of becoming a home educator in peace. Instead, I can apply for the work-study job at the library and never deal with my parents ever again. One day, I would like to find Mr. Right to date, court, and get engaged. Then I can get married and have kids. Life will be truly complete once when my homeschool is open for business. That's what I want during the entire 2020s. Just a thought to self... 'nuff said.

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I am done with Glorious Appearing as of last Monday or something. I didn't see Pirates of the Carribean in a long time since I dunno what... since cable or Netflix around the mid-2010s. I was planning to watch it on Memorial Day, but then... my mind went haywire for the stories for several days and I didn't have the energy to bingewatch the entire thing like I had been forced to do when I was younger. Now that the TV keeps playing all of the same stupid stuff these past five years without cable (most of everything that was frequently used over and over again, especially MeTV and Grit is just horseshit; but the local news show is the #1 best thing in the world - the newscasters are great, the weather changes every session, the stories are damn really true and honest because it is REAL LIFE 24/7, but commercials? Some if not all are containing  expensive stuff we can't afford and the casino ones (with the optional resort combo) are the worst. We hate you Tulalip Resort and Casino (with the "ONE" membership cards to lose money and blah blah blah), the Skagit Valley Casino (the jingle is so annoying, it somehow reminds me of the theme song of House of Mouse from the 2000s (remember that)), Muckleshoot Casino (the former announcer sounds really black, but the latter? Eh!), Snoqualmie Casino (Why do you keep showing us the property of this stupid place in the ads?!?! *cringes*), and the EQC (We get bombarded by the showings over the signature CGI billboard we don't need to go because once when the picture pops up, the right music plays for most of the time, but the Chinese Lunar New Year 2020 spots? That model looks somewhat like my OC from 2013 (she is such an Asian chick) and the music just played one Christmas instrumental song from like 10 to 12 years ago?!?! That's kinda funny.). Picking up from outside the box, I heard of a story of someone walking into the casino to gamble. What's the end result? Security guards arrested him because he (the customer) lost all of the money overtime. Hey kids, if you wanna save money and were gonna be honestly good at managing finances, just don't go down that road to the casino (and resort combo maybe). It's bad! My parents had taught me the advice since I was a kid.), I just literally endured myself from all of the unrealistic (but outdated) expectations shoved down the chimney. The last several movies I actually watched during the pandemic was Cats 2019 (because cat humanoids are flippin' good-lookin' creatures), The Greatest Showman, and Les Miz 2012. The next movie I am gonna watch (with Mom and my sister who just finished 14th grade at home as of May 15th) was Emma (2020) hopefully. The showing will happen at some point at home this upcoming summer (most likely).

And now, let's talk about book reading. I read the dumbed down version of Ivanhoe from the infamous seriesline: the Great Illustrated Classics. Several chapters in and this isn't the Rowena I write about. It is just a different kind of Rowena the real author acted out... *facepalm*

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I barely did Vogel's dumbed-down version of Ivanhoe at the last minute with like a couple more pages of text before finally restarting Arms From the Sea for the first ten pages because it's June right now. It looks like over the past day the chronological reading calendar was all caught up with the supposed datemark of August 19th and ended in a tie with the OT/NT reading calendar. That means I am 2 months and 4 days complete! 17.81% accomplished and counting, but only about 300+300=600 more sittings left to go... Yippee! I can't wait to do it again next week or something... there will always gonna be greater things than before. #yougotthis

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Nothing else was going on yesterday except we have to do "30 Days to a More Beautiful You" at the last minute for like every night before bed; however, I wish I would've binge-read "Health Hazards" for twenty pages per day for the entire month by myself (that was just because I am on a budget right now and I can't spend $30 on the textbook that is only meant for full-time homeschooling twelfth graders, nor tithe $5 more per week). I have been affected by the 12-hour curfew of Seattle over the past weekend and yesterday. I never went out to a peace protest in my life before, but I wish I wanna sidewalk counsel at some point in the future. For now, it's too dangerous going outside the home.

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Here's what you need to know about the protests that went on in Bellevue, Seattle, and elsewhere including what caused these things to happen from Minneapolis. These images are taken from Wikipedia. I'll keep you updated how today went as soon as a few hours from now.

 

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Sorry. This is less than half a day late. My apologies... I slept good. Now where was I?

30 Days to a More Beautiful You - 1/15 completed

Chronological Reading Calendar - 9 weeks and 5 days complete and counting... (it should've been sped up to the Sept. 20 datemark which supposedly starts the workbook of Isaiah... more bingereading to do this upcoming Sunday)

OT/NT Reading Calendar - 9 weeks and 4 days complete and counting... (using it on a more weekly basis up until the August 31st datemark on July 8th and then I'll bingeread more over the summer up until the datemark of October 20th before the actual date of September 16th or 23rd (first come, first served))

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While I was waiting for the upcoming Sunday bingeread, I took notes on some random sermon and read more of Arms From the Sea until I finished chapter 3. Now that the end of this school year was near with June 19th approaching, I am considering finishing where I started as soon as school "in-person" was finally over for good and that would be "5 Levels of Leadership" by John C. Maxwell. It's a pretty long leadership guidebook in about the same length as The Art of Woo (read it from 4.5 years ago or something). I'll resume something boring and dragging onwards (which is the last sitting I have endured because Mom was on medical leave and I had a tough time concentrating...) starting soon for which one in-progress is easier to accomplish.

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Getting impatient with two unneccessary days approaching after today, I did one more extra sitting of the reading calendar today. The overall combined percentage completed was 18.63%. Succeeding it, I took notes of some extra sermon. Before all of it ever happened, I took notes of two random sermons and did five more chapters of Vogel's version of Ivanhoe. I will do the other half of the book starting tomorrow with the next four chapters and hopefully finish on Saturday with the final four chapters before I get to spend the next two full weeks wrapping up "5 Levels of Leadership". On Monday, I have yet another weight loss clinic appointment. I wanna see how many pounds I either gained or lost from less than a month's check-up.

15 Months Left Until the COVID19 Vaccine Is Available! I can't wait to go out into the public again after some potential follow-up appointment from the ENT (this upcoming vaccine as mentioned above WILL happen at around the same time). I wanna be alive after injection hopefully! Just a thought to self that I am gonna be so stupid...

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