I'm trying to wind down after an entire day of studying. ugh If I'm not careful, I start to get overwhelmed. Then I start to panic. Then I have to talk myself down out of the panic again. Last year taking the Nursing Entrance exam was nerve wracking enough with most of the info on the test being fairly newish to me. Now I haven't looked at that material in months and OMG you'd just can't believe how much you forget just because you haven't used it!! Tonight, after one of those panic moments, I told myself to knock it off. It's just like finals. And if I could handle 5 final exams in 5 very tough classes in my first year back at college, then I can handle getting this info into my head for this exam. And that's true. Except finals aren't on a time clock. ugh! And I've had husband home "sick", Travis sick again, Aubrey trying to help, Nichole studying for her finals, the dogs needing attention, Bruce trying to ly on my books ect.......... Makes you wanna throw the books at times and say forget it! Drives me crazy I swear. easy child is going to teach me percents. Something I never learned in school. She swears it's super easy once she shows me how. I hope so. Cuz on the last exam I think I scored a whopping 14 percent in Percents. sigh Nichole got a book called The ACT for Dummies from her boyfriend that looks like it will help with the story problems, and it's full of great test taking tips. And yeah, I'm reteaching myself all the math again. Since I didn't use it, it went poof! Only optomistic thing is.......I'll be able to take the first version of the test this time. It's tons easier than the 2nd version and I remember what's on the darn thing so at least have some idea of what to focus my studying on. The test is in exactly 1 week. I dunno if I can get all this stuff in my head and keep it there in that amount of time. But I'm sure as heck trying. I'm not doing much of anything BUT studying. I'm even eating with my nose stuck in a book. Yup. I must've been insane to let them bump my test date up from Jan to Dec. Problem is......I knew it was because they're trying to fill the Fall of 09 class. And I really really need to get into that class. Crud. It's 2 am. I guess I ought to go try to sleep. I've got to get up early and start studying again.