Monday, December 20, 2010


Today is December 20th and my last grade was posted today. I ROCKED this semester!  I ended up with a 4.0. I'm so excited I can hardly stand myself.  I know the work is just going to get harder but today, for one day, I am patting myself on the back, trying not to break my arm. Not bad for a gal who hasn't been to school in 15 years.

Enjoying the break so far. Go back on January 10th to Math, Economics, Earth Science, and a Liberal Studies course...can't remember which one. I really need another classs-my math is a refresher so it won't count. I want to be full time-another class puts me at 14 hours. With math, econ, and science, I'm almost scared to try.  Wish me luck for the next semester.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

where to begin?

Well boys and girls it's been an interesting couple of months.  As of right this second, I'm rocking a 4.0 GPA.  That of course is subject to change at a moments notice. I've signed up for my next semester. Five classes and fourteen hours. This includes the dreaded math and a science and economics class. Kind of nervous. May be shooting that 4.0 in the foot. So far this has been a great experience. I've got a couple of awesome instructors, one that needs some polishing, and one that doesn't have a clue what she is doing...or at least that is my opinion...and the opinion of about half the rest of the class. Trying to keep up with the housework, keep up with the husband, and take care of my errands-AND go to the gym and work out (gotta stay fit to run the campus) is catching me a little right now.  It's getting to be closer to crunch time. Working on an 8 page paper, finals will be here in a month. Not sure if I'm ready for that yet, but I'm definitely ready for the month long break!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

there's a test on this?

So I have had several quizzes thus far.  Nice to know that I still get test anxiety.  For the love of pete....
By far the one I had the most concern about was Global Civ.  We are doing maps.  For the record, I can't
find my way around my own yard, let alone my town.  All that being said, think I did ok.  Working on papers, reading and getting ready for more quizzes.  Did I mention my computer crapped out?  Yeah, new one is on the way, but until then, I'm using the husband's.  He rocks.

So far I have done a decent job of keeping up with my "duties" around the house-you know, wife stuff and keeping up with the "student" stuff too. 

Short post this week.  Working on another paper. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 27, 2010

First week of school!

One week down, about three million to go.  I am horrible at reading maps so I've put several miles on my sneakers this week trying to find my way around campus.  Today is Friday, I've been to all of my classes (all four this week) and I think I'm learning my way around.

My husband attending UNCC in the 90's and he's been helpful in directing me to parking areas near my classrooms.  My daughter attended UNCC a year ago and she's been helpful directing me around campus as well.

I can't wait to learn.  I have always been a reader, mostly of fiction literature, but the occasional non-fiction finds its way in as well.  My english instructor recommended a couple of books to us today and I am going to the used book store tomorrow to see if I can find them-one in particular-"The Art of Thinking" by Ernest Dimnet.

I have four classes this semester.  Psychology, English, Global civilization and Ethics.  One evening class-considering how late I was able to sign up, I'm happy it's the only one.  All of the instructors are personable and have, in my opinion, been open about what they expect from students. 

I'm extremely excited about Ethics.  As someone who has worked in a field so polluted with politics it will be refreshing to hear what my younger counterparts think about the world.  I have the feeling that many of them will be in for a very rude awakening in years to come.

Lots of people everyday are committed to furthering their educations all the while holding down full-time jobs, raising families, and keeping households on course.  My hat is off to each of you.  I know how hard that is to accomplish.  I don't know how I managed to find the great guy I did, but I will be ever grateful that he is encouraging me to do this-to get my four year degree, and I am grateful that we are in a position right now, today, that I can make this attempt without having to worry about working as well.  It could change, and if it does, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.  Not to worry though, I am putting in my shifts at home, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning house, and entertaining a very spoiled little dachshund.

So, off the blog and onto some reading.  Wish me luck!!!