Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hi people! I don't have time to post pictures because I still have to reduce them all. These past weeks have been really busy.

March 20: We blindfolded Colleen and took her to Panera's for her birthday. That was fun.
March 22: I did field observation again because my Ed Tech class was canceled. We had a MuKappa dinner in the cafeteria and then I babysat. Aidan decided he couldn't sleep without his mom and his parents came home to get something and ended up staying instead.
March 23: I did more field observation and completed my 12 hours. We had our art show and that was fun. I slept over at Jessi's that night. Her sister Anna was visiting. (She slept over here Thurs-Fri.)
March 24: I was supposed to babysit, but that got canceled. I went to "Through Their Eyes" which was a seminar on teaching kids with learning disabilities. It was sooo much fun! I also really appreciated it because I had just been in the schools and I had Foundations of Special Ed. It's crazy how they're doing school now. Kids get juggled between classes for different "support" classes! Some might be in an inclusive classroom and go out for reading support or emotional support and stuff like that. It takes a lot of thought from the teachers so they can plan a class that has the least amount of kids leaving.
March 25: Went to church with Colleen. We went with the Sutherlands to the Majestic Oaks nursing home for their monthly ministry. Jon needs a haircut. He was playing the organ and the lady next to me said "She plays really well, doesn't she."
March 27: I found out at 10pm that I had the go signal to register online for classes. I'm supposed to register in 15 minutes. However, there was a glitch in the computer system. All the dual level people were allowed to register with the seniors! The computer even says that I'm a sophomore now, a junior in the summer, and a senior in the fall. Weird. Anyway I registered and emailed Mr Schlenker about it and he said he wouldn't drop my courses and consider myself fortunate that I could register early. Haha. Chris and Janita registered on Monday with all the seniors. I have 21 credits now but that's an overload and I'll probably drop one. I counted up credits -- God willing I'll be in between my junior and senior year during the fall semester. (I only need 6 credits after the summer to be a senior)

As it stands now, this is what I have for Fall:
Teaching Science
Spanish 1
General Epistles
Educational Psychology
Diagnostic and Evaluation of the Exceptional Learner

and I'm waitlisted for Dev/Diag Reading in the Middle School. We'll see what happens and I'll prob something anyway.

I have a lot of homework to do now. The health and PE section of Integrating Music, Art, Health/PE is so much work. Sniff. I liked the other two sections much more! Bye!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I found out it takes a conscious effort to keep my pinkies next to the rest of my fingers.

Blindfolding Colleen for her birthday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blogger is being annoying and won't finish loading half the pictures. Oh well. So here are just a few towards the end of the trip.

The house where Stonewall Jackson died

The bed he died on.

Jefferson building where the Library of Congress is

We drove until we found wireless so we could figure out what was free in D.C.

Jessi at George Washington's grist mill which was closed for the season

Inside the library of congress

Sooo cool

Friday, March 09, 2007

I want to drive one of these...

Whatever that thing is!

I learned how to draw a Celtic knot. It took 3 hrs, but hey!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

My fingers are frozen!!! But I have new windshield wipers! I ran over to Sears only to discover that the sell windshield wipers in the auto part and they closed at 8pm and it was 8:03. Sooo... I decided to check Home Depot since it was right there and they said that Target, which was next door, sold them! Yay! So I went in and got one blade and realized at the checkout that it was just one blade and ran back for another.

I got back to school and found that they had put all the street lamps on (probably because of the music competiton) so I got the great idea to park under one and try to change the wipers. I couldn't figure it out and my fingers nearly froze off. So... I tried calling Uncle Chuck and then got the great idea to google "Changing windshield wipers on Mercury Sable." I found some sort of car forum where some guy complained about changing his wipers on his M.S. and I got the answer I needed! So I ran out again, froze my fingers off, but changed the blades. Yessss!

Anyhoo... I did more field observations today. Then I hung around with TCS people, playing the hand game and Zoom/Brake. Then I went to the awards ceremony and TCS was so sure they weren't winning anything that when they got called, they were in a daze. Haha.

So yeah... bye.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Time consuming homework at college

Sometimes one assignment takes me four hours.

P.S. My gumwrapper chain is 22'7"

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Hi people. Guess I should get around to updating this thing.

So the hoped-for snow day did not happen. I didn’t sleep well Sunday night because I was quite excited that there might be a snow day and I kept waking up because I wanted it to be 6:30 so I could check the school closing site. Hah, the most depressing moment in my college life is when you click that little emergency closing button and it says “All classes are being held as scheduled.” Do you realize how emotionally upsetting that is? Ok, that’s not the most depressing moment. The most depressing moment is when you check your semester grades and see a “D” and freak out because you can’t believe it’s true (and it wasn’t).

Anyway, classes are going just dandy. Oh I forgot to say, Saturday night I babysat 3 kids. Two of them were in bed and the oldest went to bed at 8:15. I got a lot of studying done. Yay. Anyway, Monday was the usual – class. I survived the night class too. Tuesday I had one class and since Foundations of Special Ed doesn’t meet anymore because of field observations, I babysat the 3 kids again. The oldest went to preschool and the other two napped. Sooo I got some more studying done. AND I bombed my Tuesday exam on Romans. So much for reading Romans 5 times. But at least I know now how to study for his exams. I HATE FIRST EXAMS!!! I never know what to expect and I usually study all the wrong things.

Anyway, Tuesday night we went to the new Chickfila because we got free sandwich coupons. I really wanted to work at the new one, but oh well. I think the Chickfila days are over.

Wednesday I had class and then went to visit Mrs. Fisher, aka “Millie.” She’s a sweet little lady. She showed me old pictures. Seriously, men and women back then looked so much more masculine and feminine! The girls were so pretty. She was the 13th of 14 kids and the kids were usually around 3 years apart.

Today we had class, Andy nearly threw my cellphone out the second story classroom window, I tutored Ruth, and went to dinner in the Eagle’s Nest. Two quotable quotes:

Context: Danae was talking about how she wanted her brothers to be a doctor, a dentist, and a lawyer, but “stupid boys just want to be farmers.” She then said that they sit at the table and talk about how they’re going to change the farm when their parents die.

“They want to get cattle and get rid of the pigs.” – Danae
“Cattle are pigs.” – Christy

Then later,
“Walking from Heritage to Main Campus 10 times a day and the music in chapel just shakes the pounds off.” – Danae

Spring break is coming up! I need to do stuff over break... like art projects and take pictures of eyes. Ahhh!!! And then we only have 7 weeks left! So much to do, so little time. I have to register for summer classes the week I come back, turn in all the RA application forms the week I get back, register for Fall classes in two weeks, meet with my advisor, tutor, babysit, visit Millie, work in the office, etc. Wheeeeeeeeee! I thrive on being busy.

OH YEAH!!! And I need to remember to get the commentaries on Psalms out of the library so I can do the thing about what the author’s literary approach is. That paragraph was really for my benefit.

Firefox reinstalled itself and deleted all my bookmarks and settings. Boooo. Also, if I unplug my computer from the back, it goes to battery. If I unplug it from the wall, it turns off. WEIRD!!!

I need to do art projects or something. BYE!