Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
She also said (not in her sleep, just the car) "Boys have a nut. Girls have a china". She screeched at me that she can say it anyway she wants when I tried to correct her. She's alittle over the speech/ language stuff right now.
Oh, and the poor thing will be talking like a "sleeslack" real soon with braces - too! I try not to laugh. . . I must have a picture of her little pouty face somewhere - it just kills me.
(Oh she's pinchable.)
Caitlin's Pony team photos came in; They have 2 more games this season. Go ponies! The one I took standing beside the photographer is actually better. What's with the fence directly behind her head? Where's mine . . .
SEE- (this is such a misuse of my study time!) Somebody stop me. Too slow, gotta go.
Monday, October 22, 2007
46 more school days until winter track off!
You're impressed, I know. (I'll spare you the "how many shopping days until Christmas, because THAT's scary.)
Tomorrow will be quite a day. Back to school/work after 3 weeks off - Abi has I think delibertaly lost her glasses and I have torn the house apart looking for them - nothing. Garden gnomes? They must have a stash - MC's remote control is probably there too.
Then there's Regis that night. The Philosophy of Education. At least the class has a name I can remember.
I'm sewing patches onto girl scout uniforms. Organizing my photo's thanks to Picasa. I think I've finally got a system that works for me. I managed to get through the 11 years of crap crammed into every nook and cranny in the 2 upstairs bathrooms. A good break. Despite dreading the thought of waking up early tomorrow, I think I'm up for it. Good night.
Friday, October 19, 2007
One day, I decide to make homemade bread. This is no small task you know. I was going to do it right. Get the butter and the eggs and the yeast to room tempurature first, and then make it. So I set those ingredients out, looking forward to my procutive day, and start doing something else. Suddenly I see something strange out of the corner of my eye - and could it be I hear digging? Yes, I did. My cute and clever little mutt has gotten up on the counter, stolen the stick of butter, climbed on top of the Ficus tree pot, and is burying it, with the arc of dirt flying across the room and everything. Yep, it's a laugh a minute over at the Dobsons!
And Abi got glasses! She was so excited - for about 1 day. Now she can't loose them fast enough each morning.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I just finished my final presentation for my first class at Regis - and since it is the only thing left too be graded, I am almost 100% sure that I got every last 100% of the 100 assessment points!
That's right! Unabashed horn tooting going on, right here!
Was I better than the gaggle of hoodie-wearing, half my age - I know everything and want to prove to the class what a great teacher I will be - full time - no job or family having - power point lovin' - over achievers? Maybe, maybe not; BUT I'll bet you money I have my ego in check, read the syllabus and know how to tailor my papers, logs, outlines and presentations to get every point that was there to be gotten.
Bet'cha got a point for your 20 minute long power point presentation (but I bet I got that same point for my piece of paper with a graph on it). Bet'cha got a point for your 3 page long outline (but I bet I got a point for my 1 page outline). Bet'cha got dinged for turning it into your personal opinion presentation instead of the assignment that was "literature review" - that would be sans personal opinions (but I bet I got that point!). Bet'cha think 9 citations are plenty because you apparently didn't read 15-20 (pretty specific, bet I got a point!). Bet'cha you're pissed you did all that extra work (one of them actually had 2 presentations done and let us pick which one we wanted to hear - can you imagine!?!) and still didn't get all the points.
OH, I believe this is the first time in my life I've actually wanted the class stats to be posted on the door! That's right, I'm old, fat, and tired, and I've been to school so many times with so many teachers I know exactly how to play the game! Wow! were did this negative gloating behavior come from? I know my dislike of "the gaggle" is just me projecting my insecurities; well, perhaps now that I'm self declared Queen of the Hill I can be more charitable toward them. . . even if they still think the know everything. I was exactly that clueless once myself.
AH! FEELS GOOD!
Sorry for the poor sportsmanship-like blurt; but it's gone now. Negative feelings toward them and me - PURGED! Bring on the next class, I'm ready. Not tan, not rested, but ready.
Oh I'm still giddy -
Monday, October 15, 2007
And it's nice to get out of the basement even just momentarily mentally! Then it snowed the whole way home - which I kind of liked, being funny that way.
So my last class of my first mini semester is this week. I have to turn in a very long and dull paper, my field experience log and give a presentation on my long and dull paper. So, I'll be here, in the basement, if you need me.
Oh, and the highlight of my weekend was coming home and catching Desperate Housewives, which I haven't seen in ages; and getting to see Lynette doing charades of Edie hanging herself, and Susan going to a skanky transvestite OB/GYN that Brie picked out of the phone book because she's not really pregnant! Who Knew!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Join the Association for Women Geoscientists, the Denver Chapter of Women in Mining, Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council and many professional organizations for a fun-filled day of learning about the Earth and - for Girl Scouts - earning many different science badges.
Friday, October 05, 2007