At least now nightskyre is back, so I can talk to him for a few minutes before I leave again. Things aren't quite as bad as I'm making them sound, it's just hard to have much fun when I'm under pressure to do work that I hardly know where to start, and I don't have any friends around to do stuff with. I go out with my roommates or my project partners sometimes, but I'm definitely not going to make any huge friendships through this experience.
I think I'm going to look up how to get to at least one of London's famous cathedrals. That will give me something to do this weekend, and I really do want to see a bunch of them. I don't think anybody else does, though, so this is excellent for a by-myself activity.
Some cool things have happened in the past week - I went on the London Eye on Saturday (a huge Ferris-wheel thing), and although it was rainy/foggy, it was cool. On Friday, I was walking around looking for a place to eat dinner, and this guy was totally hitting on me. He showed me an excellent place to eat, and then left me alone. That was pretty uplifting for my self-esteem :)
I just keep trying to have a positive outlook, and remind myself that the days will keep moving along, and eventually I'll get to see my friends and my honey again, even if it's only for a couple of days.