Oct 10, 2009

Time Management, I've Got It, I think?

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
So far, I think I'm doing fairly well with time management. I haven't yet feel pressured for time to get things done. I am able to do a lot of studying at the school, either before classes or in between classes. I've been able to get my homework done way before it's due and I tackled my first math test on Thursday. I was one of the last people done because I was anal about checking my answers no less then three times. I checked every answer AS I got it, I checked them all when I was done and THEN checked them after that. I didn't have to make any corrections, so I'm assuming I did well on it. I felt like I did well, so that counts for something, right?

My writing class is so interesting! Not only because I love writing. I'm not learning as much as I would hoped, but I am finding the courage to expand upon my writing. The essay I'm writing is about my mom's funeral. I didn't intend on it being about that day, but that's where it ended up. It's a pretty powerful essay, so far and it can only get better. It's by no means perfect, but it isn't bad, either. I haven't let anyone read it, yet. I'm nervous. We are in groups of three and four and on Monday is when someone, other then myself will read it. EEK!

I did bring a little infertility knowledge to my first class, though! I was very proud of myself and thought of all my AMAZING bloggy friends. Our instructor asked us what we were proud of and wanted us to tell the class a little something about ourselves. I said I was proud of my determination not to give up on adding to our family after 5 years of trying. Then one of the essays in our book dealt with human cloning and they said "implanted an embryo", I said "actually you can't IMPLANT and embryo, it can only be TRANSFERRED." HA! Take the people how don't know what you're talking about! I even made a note of it in the book. The next student that gets that book is gonna wonder WTF I was doing, but I'm spreading the word, DAMMIT!

Anyway, so far school is going well. I haven't felt to overwhelmed, but that could change at any time. Things at home are going well. Nobody seems to be adversely affected about my going back to school. Our sex life has suffered a bit, but I can't blame that solely on school. We have all been battling this Death Cold and are ALL wiped! Dirty and I have suffered the most. We don't have the luxury of being catered to when sick. We can't just lay in bed all day like the children can. Plus they tend to bounce back quicker. Damn them!

Flying Monkeys gave me an award! Thanks, love! I know that over the summer, a few bloggers gave me awards and I didn't accept them. I'm truly sorry about that. I have no excuses as to why, I'm just sorry. I will be a better receiver of awards, if I get any more :o) Here's the run down...

Here are the rules for the Over The Top Award:
  • USE ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think. Copy and change the answers to suit yourself and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers so try your best. (I say parenthetical thoughts don't count!)
  • Tag 6 other bloggers and let them know that you think they are 'Over the Top'!
1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2.Your hair? Straight
3. Your mother? Everywhere
4. Your father? Sisters
5. Your favorite food? Cheese
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee (or beer or tequila and vodka or...)
8. Your dream/goal? RN
9. What room are you in? Family (room)
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? Failure
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Degreed ;o)
13. Where were you last night? Home (ahhh sweet sweet home)
14. Something that you aren’t? Tall
15. Muffins? Cranberry
16. Wish list item? Laptop
17. Where did you grow up? Oregon
18. Last thing you did? Tweeted
19. What are you wearing? PJ's
20. Your TV? Music
21. Your pets? Turtle
22. Friends? Fewer
23. Your life? Content
24. Your mood? Calm
25. Missing someone? Always
26. Vehicle? White (and old)
27. Something you’re not wearing? Bra (oooohh same here!)
28. Your favorite store? Coach!!!
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today (but yesterday I got the giggles in computer class)
31. Last time you cried? Weeks
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? School
34. One person who emails me regularly? Jules (Musgy, MIL, dad...)
35. Favorite place to eat? Olive Garden *drooling*

I can't tag anyone for this because I've seen this on quite a few blogs already. If you haven't been tagged and want to do it, have it! Let me kn ow so I can read it, please.

22 friends have commented:

GeekByMarriage on October 10, 2009 at 1:54 PM said...

Miss you! Kick ass in school and kick the colds ass!

Quiet Dreams on October 10, 2009 at 1:57 PM said...

When I was in school, I remember being really awed by those with kids, as I was NOT good at the time management thing. As I didn't have kids or many other responsibilities, however, it seemed to work out ok. I think you're doing great. Will you post your essay here? I'd love to read it.

JamieD on October 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM said...

I am soooo happy to hear school is going well for you! I am so proud of you for staying on top of things - that is the way to do it. It always seemed like I could barely get ~myself~ through school and I didn't have anyone else to think about. I really admire people who can balance school and a family.

The Effective Learning class sounds really interesting, too. I was lucky enough to have a professor my first year in college who took the time to teach us how to take notes and study - thank goodness because he class was a killer. I don't know how well I would have done in college if it weren't for him. The Effective Learning class is a great idea - it can only help! And nice to have a class you don't have to worry about passing . . .

Jaymee on October 10, 2009 at 10:35 PM said...

you are doing so amazing!! i never got an assignment done before it was due, NEVER! i love it that you have a pet turtle, seriously the coolest pet ever!

Kristin on October 10, 2009 at 11:14 PM said...

You are doing amazingly well. I love that you wrote a correction in the book.

kate on October 11, 2009 at 9:24 AM said...

Way to spread the knowledge!! TRANSFER, people!

I love reading about your school journey. I miss being in school, so I like getting to live vicariously through you!

Sunny on October 11, 2009 at 7:58 PM said...

Ha ha -- way to correct the improper use of "implant." A *total* pet peeve of mine, like it is for many of us! I'm so glad that you've been able to slide so seamlessly into college life. Good for you, awesome lady!

Jenn on October 12, 2009 at 11:14 AM said...

I have told you lately how utterly AWESOME you are? Well.....YOU ARE!!

I am so glad to hear you are managing school like an old pro. I knew you would!

Keep it up hon!

Sorry to hear you all had that nasty bug...it seems to be going around!

Hope you are feeling better - sending you my very best "Jewish Get-Well Package" - full of chicken matzoh ball soup, the softest tissues ever made, soft fluffy slippers and matching robe, a down body pillow, some chocolates and of course a small bottle of your favorite liquor (for medicinal purposes of course!)

Love ya hon!

sunflowerchilde on October 12, 2009 at 11:23 AM said...

I'm so jealous! I'd love to go back to school. But then I'd have the same problem now that I had back then. I wanted to study everything but could never focus on just one career or major. Sounds like you're having a great time!

Aunt Becky on October 12, 2009 at 11:36 AM said...

I'm so proud of you!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on October 12, 2009 at 1:33 PM said...

Yippee! So happy school continues to go well for you. :)

honeywine on October 12, 2009 at 2:03 PM said...

Sex always suffers first unfortunately. Just hump like bunnies when you get time off for Thanksgiving. That'll teach him the real meaning of the word. ;)

nancy on October 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM said...

First off, thank you for participating in my blog request. You said such nice things about me and I'm all embarrassed! So thank you. Really.

And how nice is it that your best friend is your hubby? That's AWESOME.

Belle on October 13, 2009 at 9:00 AM said...

So happy you're not crazy overwhelmed! Keep kicking ass. :)

Tiffanie on October 13, 2009 at 1:00 PM said...

glad you are doing so well in school! keep up the good work!

nancy on October 13, 2009 at 1:09 PM said...

olive garden is two words. Do over! ~wink~

Thanks you for responding to my blog question. You said really nice things about me and made me feel all warm and tingly. ;) Thanks again!

nancy on October 13, 2009 at 1:09 PM said...

oh yeah, and good for you for correcting the IMPLANT thing. Urgh.

Poltzie on October 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM said...

Yay for school - I'm totally jealous!!

Oh and good for you for educating everyone (I didn't even know that myself LOL)!

Nel on October 15, 2009 at 8:17 AM said...

Congrats on your award and for kicking school's booty!

MissMeliss on October 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM said...

that is so fantastic that you could tell THEM how the implant/transfer thing really works! we must represent (in my case - adoption)...

it sounds like you're really doing great! :)

melissa

tomi on October 16, 2009 at 10:54 PM said...

OOh can I have a bit of your time management skills please? I'm way behind in my studies and my exam is in 2 weeks!!

ps: sorry I haven't visited for a while. All I've been doing is coming home from work and snoozing in the last few months.

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