Category Archives: School

What I’ve Been Up To….

I have been taking college classes online everyday for the past 14 months. This past week was the first time I had off since starting school what seems so long ago. This past week, I had the opportunity to come home, get in my new owl p.j.’s and watch television after work. Such a nice concept to relax and not worry what is due in my classes after working 8 hours. I have one week of this blissfulness left before school starts up again, where surely it will kick my butt some more. So, here is what I have been up to….

 

Wearing my owl pajamas….

Editing pictures in Photoshop….

And….

 

 

Making a new banner for my blog…

 

And cooking up a storm. I have no pictures of the prime rib, au gratin potatoes, loads of cookies, or anything I have cooked because the mess they create requires immediate full kitchen clean-up, and picture-taking falls by the waste-side.

Anyhow, I did receive the best Christmas present. I will only give you a hint. It’s a cat that sings a song that goes a little something like this, “Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.” Bang!

Ok, I am off to relax. And take a cat nap.

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It’s Official!

I start my new job tomorrow! I am excited and very happy. This job has a lot of qualities that I was looking for in my long-term job. My day tomorrow is going to be really busy, though, so I am sure I will be asleep within 10 minutes of getting home tomorrow night. Here is my schedule tomorrow:

6 A.M.: Wake up, wake the kids up, take the dog to the bathroom and keep placing her back on the grass so that eventually she gets bored and poops.

6:15 A.M. Take shower

6:30 A.M. Get out of shower, re-wake up my kids because they went to bed too late tonight. Get “Take kids to school and I don’t care who seems me bra-less” clothes on. Read Chapters on Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Judaism enough so that I can do at least a few minutes of my homework due that night.

7 A.M. Take kids to school, come back home, get make-up on, get dressed, feed the animals, work on homework some more.

8 A.M. Head to work, work.

5 P.M. Leave work, head straight to my kids school to have conference with my son’s teacher.

5:30 P.M. Leave the school, go to pick up my kids from after-school care. Get home, get their Halloween costumes ready for later, make quick dinner, start them on homework.

6:25 P.M. Leave to go back to the school for a  conference with my daughter’s teacher.

6:45 P.M. Leave school, arrive home, make sure kids are ready for the Halloween Party at their after-school care, head there.

7 P.M. Arrive at party, stay for an hour and a half.

8:30 P.M. Leave party, head home, get kids ready for bed. Tuck them into bed.

9 P.M. Figure out some algebra, post 2 posts for school, finish homework project. Work some more on a project my daughter’s teacher has given me to work on for their class.

10:30 P.M. Complain how tired I am. Get a massage from my boyfriend. Fall asleep on his chest watching whatever was on television tonight.

 

I am sure I forgot something, but I am sure I will remember it tomorrow when I start panicking. I’ll let you know how it goes. Friday though, as my day tomorrow is kinda sorta, not really, just a tad bit busy.

My Schedule

This week has been one of the busiest weeks that I have ever had. I started a new job on Monday, my kids had to go back to after-school care, all while taking care of three kids by myself, and still being a full-time student. In the meantime, I cook, blog, sew, and am constantly trying to organize my house.  I wanted to give you a peek into my busiest day this week, Thursday, to show you what it was like.

5:45 A.M. Wake up, shower

6:00 Wake all three kids up, get dressed, organized for the day, drink coffee, make sure kids are presentable, all snacks/ lunches are packed, papers are signed, homework is done, etc…

7:00 Drop kids off at school, head to Starbucks

7:45 Get coffee, head to office

8:00 Work a full 8 hours (I am an Escrow Assistant, meaning, I get the ball rolling on all home purchases and re-fi’s that go through our office, as well as follow-up with any problems along the way)

5:05 Leave work, head to workshop for math

5:45 Arrive 15 minutes early so I do some homework on the computer

6:00  Workshop time

7:30 Left a bit early because I was starving, head home, grab myself a sandwich on the way home

8:00 Arrive home, greet family, look at school papers, change clothes, watch an hour of tv on the DVR that is about to be erased, eat the sandwich

9:00 Tuck the kids in bed, spend 30 minutes picking players for the Fantasy football league that I am in

9:30 Lay down in bed and watch an hour television, fall asleep within seconds.

 

The next morning, I get up to do a variation of it all over again. It is worth it though because I want/ need my education and I want/ need my job to start my career and make some big bucks, which I need/ want with being a single parent to three kids.  My life is going to be hectic for the next three years while I am still in school, but it will all be worth it when I am working for myself, setting  my own hours, and making good money.

 

 

Summa is Ovah!

School starts back tomorrow for all of my children. This is the first and last year, so the only year really, that my kids will be in the same school. I will forever look back on this year as “back when I only had one school to go to!” In order to make my life simpler with three different lunches to make, snacks to put together, water bottles to fill, homework to be done, paperwork to be filled out, and clothes, shoes, showers, I could go on and on; I have done a few simple things that I hope will make my life easier this school year.

 

This is a side shot of a drawer in my fridge. I put cold snacks in here for the kids, such as string cheese, grapes, strawberries, carrot sticks, apples, peaches, plums, and lunchables. These can be grabbed by the kids or me for school lunches or snacks.

 

This shot is a picture of a bin in my pantry. I have divided up 4 different kinds of potato chips, yogurt raisins, cheerios, dried cherries, bananas, blueberries, and raisins in this bin. These are for school lunches or snacks too.

 

This last shot is a wall in my laundry room. I gave each kid a square space of cork board to tack their artwork, spelling words, or forms that need to be filled out by me. I have the big calendar in the middle so we can all fit important reminders on there. The big bulletin board on the right is for me to hang bills that need to be paid or other papers that need my attention.

 

Tomorrow is the test to see if these changes that I implemented are going to be helpful or not. I will post again tomorrow and let you know if I need to make any adjustments.

On a side note: my favorite thing about WordPress is it tells me where someone clicked to read my blog and how many times. So I can tell if someone was brought here through Facebook, their email account, or from someone else’s website and how many times they read my blog. Love it!

Giggling is better than pronouns

In one of my classes, my teacher told us to write 6 sentences that used pronouns consistently. I don’t think she meant consistently as in the same ones over and over, but a guy in our class did just that.

My sister and I went to the movies.

My sister and I went to the movies to see “Soul Surfer”.

My sister and I enjoyed the movie.

My sister and I will go to the movies again soon.

The next time my sister and I will go to the movies to see “Your Highness”.

Would you like to join my sister and I at the movies?

And I am thankful for this. Why? Because his sentences make me giggle. I heart giggling.