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March 12th, 2011 at 06:49 pm

I'm in my second week of Commercial Law - my god it is SO boring at the moment. I feel like I am falling asleep reading about 1780's English Law! However, I've flipped ahead and it does get more interesting. And luckily none of the boring stuff is actually tested in the exam - only the online exams which are 10 questions, multiple choice, so, easy for me to get through atleast.

Over the past three or so months my skin seemed to get really bad and hasn't cleared up lately. Annoying really because it's always been pretty good to me. After a few months of trying a host of things to help (different skincare products, cutting things out of my diet, exercising, etc etc) I decided a trip to the doctor might help and she prescribed me with a course of antibiotics (doxycicline). I've never taken antibiotics before IN MY LIFE, so decided this one time it should be fine. I would never take them otherwise - don't quite agree with the idea that you should take them for everything, all the time. Doctors in Australia dish them out like lollies.
They have to be taken with food - third day of taking them I mistakenly thought a grapefruit was food enough, began feeling nauseous and had to go home three hours early! Was nice to be home early on a Friday, but sucks about less pay!

Today DH and I went to a local market in the arts centre of the area, and went to a new local gallery as well. Always good to see new art - it gets you thinking creatively and inspires you! Right now I should be studying, but feel like painting or drawing, darn it.

Went to breakfast out, and am hoping DH will come with me to check out a Sunday afternoon local music gig that is organised in the park every second week. The weathers not too great and our friends have piked on us though, so it doesn't look good.

DH and I were going to hold a garage sale soon, to sell some things we don't need that someone else might have a use for. I can almost SMELL the decluttering! Hoping to make a few bucks too, that would be nice.

In other money-making ventures, I have listed interest in delivering pamphlets to letterboxes in my local area. I can get between $50-$150 a week depending on the amount & drops I do, and the best part is I will be getting fit too. For starters I will be doing fill-in work, for when other walkers go away. They say generally you do 300 houses in a drop. I don't expect it to be easy, and for a small amount of pay, but I don't mind it too much if it means we are earning a little extra and I can fit it around other commitments. $50 a week is $2600 a year - $150 a week is $7800 a year. Either way, it's a little extra that can go towards textbooks, a new tv series on dvd, a book Ive been eyeing off etc etc. (but most likely, will just go to the mortgage! haha).

5 Responses to “updates”

  1. gattaca Says:

    It is generally not recommended to take any kind of medication with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. The grapefruit alters how the drug is metabolized in your liver.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    I have actually asked and grapefruit does not effect doxycyline. thanks for your concern anyway.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You might want to include some live-culture yogurt in your diet while taking the antibiotics. Smile
    I had bad acne when I was in college, and took an antibiotic called Acutane for a while. It first makes your skin dry up and get red, but then the acne starts going away. Every time I refilled the prescription I had to swear that I was not pregnant. Apparently acutane would have a really bad effect on a fetus.

  4. Jane Says:

    Whitestripe, this definitely isn't directed at you, just a general note on side effects: with antibiotics like doxycycline the drug interaction to be aware of is actually birth control pills- antibiotics can make them less effective. (For any Americans who watch MTV's 16 and Pregnant, this was how one of the girls got into trouble- she was getting birth control from Planned Parenthood and didn't tell her regular doctor, so when she got an infection he didn't know that he had to warn her to switch to backup contraception.)

  5. whitestripe Says:

    thanks frugal, I've been taking probiotics. yes, a friends little sister is taking acutane - apparently it can result in babies being born without a brain! i think now you have to sign a document stating you won't get pregnant while taking it.
    jane, i don't personally take BC pills, but the info is good for anyone else who might be reading!

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