Thursday, April 05, 2007

People, I'm posting! Oh happy, happy day for all you fans out there.

So (terrible way to begin a sentence, but I do it anyway, so...) I ended at Fall registration! Now wasn't that exciting. Anyway, Thursday I skipped my first class of the semester!!! I was a good student this semester! I had an RA interview at 1 and my class was 12:30. I didn't miss much anyway. It was only Ed Tech.

The RA interview went pretty well. It was a group interview with 3 other girls that are friends of mine and a freshman guy that I had never met before. We were quite an amusing group combined. It really didn't feel like an interview -- the atmosphere was really relaxed. We talked about why we want to be RA's, what we think is expected, conflict, etc.

The freshmen registered for classes on Thursday. The poor sophomores the day before had serious IQ Web problems and it took many of them nearly 2 hours to register. IT worked really hard and changed a lot on IQ Web and sped things up. The sophomores were bitter at the freshmen who registered in 10 minutes instead of 2 hours. Haha. They were also bitter at all the dual level education majors (like me!!!) who registered early. ;) I registered Elena's classes because she was freaking out.

Friday I visited Millie in her new place. I assumed it was just a nursing home, but when I drove up I saw the sign that said it was a place for alzheimer patients care. I saw Millie and she was so changed! She knew who I was, though, but she was weak and very forgetful. She was a little forgetful before, but since she fell, she has gotten much worse. I would ask her questions and get answers that had nothing to do with what I said. She didn't seem to understand a lot of things so I resorted to reading my Bible to her since she liked being read to before. At one point she asked me if I was reading Pekingese or what translation it was. (When she was younger, she and her husband traveled all over the world) I then started reading Psalm 23 and what happened next amazed me. She began to mouth the words and I asked her if she knew how the psalm ended. She closed her eyes and said, "Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!" When she opened her eyes, they were shining. I asked her something (I don't remember what) and she began with "Well I think my grades are pretty high..." I thought she was going to say something completely unrelated again but her next words were, "God always listens to me. I know He will always be there. When I fell, He was listening to me. And I don't think I have to worry because He is always there." After that moment, she lapsed back into forgetfulness and did not seem to understand much of what I said. It was amazing. I have never been in a situation like this. It's hard, but I like it. I never know when something will strike a chord. I am praying that God will use me in her life and that He will flood her mind with Scripture every day. She's a sweet lady, always worried about school and that I get everything done. Hehe.

Saturday morning, I ventured into the refugee camp, or at least that's what the Ed office looked like. This year, they got the great idea to have our schedules signed in 2 days instead of 2 weeks. All the advisors were in the School of Ed and all of the Ed majors had to go in to get their schedule approved and signed. On Friday, there was a mandatory Education chapel to let us know about all the changes. (Thankfully I don't have Emergent Lit on Fridays anymore so I was able to work for an hour, go to chapel, and go back to work, then class, and then lunch. I was pretty hungry, though, and my stomach growled really loudly in Prophetics and Andy laughed at me and as soon as class was over, he turned around and said "So did ya miss breakfast???") Anyway, because of all the changes, many people had to change their schedules. There were a lot of tears, but the advisors all kept their cool. I took up valuable time going over my schedule and the courses I still need to take. ;) I was pretty much on target the whole time. She wanted to move me out of Teaching Science and put me in Teaching Social Studies because that would cut a unit out of my assignments. I asked to stay in Teaching Science because Dr. A is taking over and I've had her for 2 semester straight and I know how her classes are. Wheeee. I dropped Ethics and Ed Psych because Mr Schlenker forced me into the grad class I was waitlisted for. Sweet deal. For the first half of the semester, I'll only have an 8am class on Tues and Thurs (and 4 on Mon and 3 Wed and Fri). The one grad course is a half semester (except it's a 5hr long class).

Saturday afternoon was the MuKappa picnic. It was a lot of fun!!! There were some great pics, especially the one of the guys being warriors and jumping in the air. Benaiah stole the pictures (tsk tsk Benaiah) so if you want to see the best ones, click on the link to his blog. (I don't feel like uploading them.) We tossed a frisbee around and I think I have a frisbee throwing disability. Everytime Jordan tried to show me the proper way to throw it, it failed. I decided to stick to my own way. Haha.

After dinner on Saturday, I played tennis with Colleen, Walter, and Alex. We played doubles and it was a lot of fun. (I was really sore the next day.) A bunch of us watched "Mary Poppins" in the lower level of the MAC.

Sunday, Colleen and I went to Providence. We went to the Wasson's for lunch and as usual I brought my dispensational questions to Pastor Wasson since he came from that background. The poor Wassons... everytime I go there, I bring up something that happens in class. Haha. (The other half of the time I'm threatening to send Ryan spam from PBU)

Monday I had a big paper due, but I had done it on Friday! Yessss! (Oh yeah, Jessi and I had roomie bonding time on Friday because we got pizza and watched "Cars".) Monday night class was pretty cool and now Walter owes me Rita's. Chickfila has a free something every Monday for PBU students and Monday was milkshake day. Walter dared me to ask Mr Hook if we could get out of class early so we could get milkshakes. Hey, I even suggested a class trip to Chickfila to which Mr Hook said, "Wow, Becky, you're just full of good ideas." Mr Hook asked what time Chickfila closed and people were calling out things like "Five minutes!" or "7pm!" Anyway, Mr Hook said he'd let us out at 8:20 but ended up letting us out at 8:10 because he finished Proverbs. (He sometimes lets class out 15-30 minutes early so people can watch "24" whatever that is.) Walter said it was worth it. Elizabeth, James, Walter, Aaron, and I went to Chickfila only to find out that they had run out of milkshakes quickly. Oh well, we still got out of class early thanks to me. =) Haha.

Tuesday I babysat the little pumpkins. Thankfully they were both tired out and slept right away... except Caroline woke up after a half hour and took about 45 minutes to fall asleep again. I spend my night in the library writing a lesson plan for health.

Wednesday I had to teach my health lesson. The first day of the health section, we had to state our names and give a healthy habit. Being the serious student that I am, I said that my healthy habit was eating chocolate because it 1) makes me feel happy (which isn't really true but happiness is part of health or something) and 2) it's made out of beans and beans are a vegetable. Sooo the health lesson I taught was about smoking and addiction. I brought in... guess... chocolate! Haha!

I also had my second RA interview. It went pretty well. I guess I'll find out in a few days.

WHITE GLOVE IS NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAGHHHH.

Today was Thursday. I didn't go to the Sunrise Service at 6:15am. It still amazes me how much Easter is celebrated in Christian circles. Anyway. I went to class, ate lunch with Danae, went to class again, and eventually got my stuff together and left. I got back in NJ around 4ish. I went running this afternoon... and it was cold. (There were flurries/light snow while driving up.) I finished my Foundations of Special Ed reflective paper and classroom analysis except for one section. YES! One more thing taken care of!

And now that I've talked your ears off (or written your eyes out), I shall go to bed. UC -- don't you just love my long silences and then my giant posts?

PS UC -- No matter what anyone tells you, I don't have a boyfriend. They're all delirious and have no idea what they're saying. Haha.

4 comments:

susie said...

u r verbose

Anonymous said...

Verbal diarrhea? Maybe not - just asking!

UC

Anonymous said...

What kind of book is - Diary of a Wombat ??

R U old nuff to read that type of book?

cecile said...

the dancing is an activity during the first night of the camp. it's supposed to be a 'special night' for the singles. kinda weird...