Yesterday was a weird day for me, and it was full of pain.
First was the Honour Roll assembly. Me and a few hundred other students were waiting in our respective grade lines to get into the Auditorium for about 40 minutes or so. With my flat feet, that was a killer on my lower back.Then, when we sat down in the auditorium pews, that didn't help much, either. So, through the rest of the day (including my Co-op), my back hurt like heck. When I got home, it hurt to walk, much less go up the stairs!
The Honour Roll assembly itself was okay, despite people behind me (I knew them, they were in Grade 11 as well, but I'm not naming any names) being extremely rude and talking at a normal volume, which is quite loud in a quiet auditorium. My Mom was there, trying hard to record me with our SD video camera (it was her first time using it). She successfully caught me as I was walking across the stage, shaking the (former?) superintendent's and the principal, Mr. Daly's hands. My Dad was busy at work with 6 meetings (he works in the Sales department of Digital Video Group, a division of Metroland Media), so he couldn't make it. In addition to getting almost a carbon copy of the same certificate I got last year (only the years and Grade level were changed), I also got a neat little pin with the SJB logo and motto on it.
At Co-op, I was having trouble maintaining my balance, as I was feeling slightly dizzy, though for the most part I was coordinated enough to do some work. Nonetheless, one of my coworkers offered to take me on a Tim Horton's run for the tech room and anyone else that wanted anything, which I gladly accepted. The fresh air did me good, and when I returned I was feeling much better - that is, until I reentered the tech room, which was much, much warmer than outside. I quickly finished my coffee before it got cold, but immediately regretted it, as it made me that much warmer inside.
Besides helping out with dinner and watching the Big Bang Theory, one of the best running comedies around, I spent most of the evening/night at home in my room, lying on my bed, with an ancient heating pad on my back, playing Metroid: Other M on my Wii. The heating pad didn't help much, because it's so old and barely works anymore, but the "Dual Action" hot/cold gel that I had on my back when I went to sleep really helped ease the pain, and I drifted off peacefully enough into sleep.