Ok, I'll start by saying I'm sorry for not being around much lately. I've been super busy. I should be on more regularly now that shcool is almost out. However, I'm now going to vent...about a lot of things. Here we go: You may not remember this, but I had my National Science Olympiad Competition on May 16. Last weeked. It was in Augusta, Georgia, and I'm from Indiana, so I had a nice little trip into the hot and humid weather of the south. My team was expecting to do well, considering we placed 10th last year (which is really good). So we get there, and everything starts to go wrong. I won't explain it all, because if you aren't involved in the program, you probably wouldn't understand, but it was terrible. We had the worst luck ever. So we ended up placing 21st out of 60 teams, which is still respectable, but not as well as we wanted to do. Ugh. Ok. Vent #1. Done. Vent # 2. FINALS. I hate finals. We only have four more days of school left, and they are filled with finals. Of course, I missed a lot of the final lessons over the material because I was gone for nationals. Lovely. Vent #3. My mom's office has had to cut back on workers, so my mom has been laid off. Great. She was just off work for 5 weeks because she had surgery, and on her second day back, they turned her away. Vent #4. I'm sick. I've developed this new cold thing that's kicking my butt. My head feels like its going to explode, and it's also killing my bg's. They are through the roof. This leads me to my final vent. Vent # 5. My last A1c was a 7.7. It went up from a 7.0 I thought I kept pretty good control this time too, but noooooo. Obviously not good enough. I should be gettng my Ping soon though, so hopefully that will make things better...? Ok, I'm better now. Thanks for reading. P.S. I debated putting this in OT, but decided against it beause two of my vents were D related, so that's why I put it in this thread even though not all of it is about D.