Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quick Update

Still working and studying, but….

this little guy needed a walk around the park and who could resist.  This is “Sarge”.

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If he isn’t carrying his leash, he has to have something in his mouth.  So we walked.  Or rather I walked, he bounced and dashed.  But we are starting good walking habits early (I hope).

This is the view at the lake.  It was a beautiful pre-fall day.  No breeze to ripple the lake.

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So I do get up and stretch now and then.  So now it’s back to the books.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Excel

First, English was making my head explode with sentence types and diagramming

Then the calculator for Algebra just has too many buttons.

And to top it all off….EXCEL!

I had Excel in one class about 8 years ago and it was a simple intro to Excel, nothing with all the formulas.

So I have been trying to Excel.

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Therefore, I have checked out every Excel for Dummies.  Once I got the idea of it in my brain, it’s coming along.  But I haven’t turned the books in yet.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Why I Have to Take Online College Courses

If I had any doubt about my reasons to go back to school and to do it online, I received concrete confirmation this was the right decision this week.  See, I had to go on campus to take 1 of 4 tests for my algebra test.  And it wasn’t pretty….the visit, not the test.

First off I went back to school because I enjoy “going to school”.   Second, I could qualify for a grant to pay for it.  Third, more and more schools are offering online classes.  Since I work full time, this means I can get up at 5am on Saturday and Sunday and work on my classes rather than going after work to school.  Besides, if I went to school after work, about 8pm my head would hit the desk and I would be sound asleep.

But about my on-campus visit and reasons why I have to only do my lessons online.

One:  They are noisy and loud.  What ever happened to the idea of hushed tones on campus?

Second:  Don’t they realize their mother is not there to pick up after them?  Obviously carrying books and a cell phone does not allow them to pick up the table of the remains of their lunch.

And number three!  The reason I would probably would be arrested and not have to worry about school at all.  IF I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER YOU WEAR BOXERS OR BRIEFS I’LL ASK!!!!! 

When will this ‘fad’ be over?!?!?  I saw more undies than when I do wash.  I had this almost overwhelming urge to pull their pants up to under their armpits.  Make a whole herd of geekie Erkels.

But I decided I would fight fire with fire.  Next time I go on campus I’m wearing my biggest, baggiest granny panties and drop my pants around my knees and see what happens!

 

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Study time……

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A kind person wondered if I was stopping my letter writing, art work, other "stuff" while studying. Nope....I will probably just go longer between blog postings.