Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday September 27th, 2009

I want to thank you all for your support, and encouraging words. I haven't had the time to reply to all of your comments, but each one means so very much to me. It's a good feeling knowing that there are kind strangers in the world, that we can connect through our love of creativity, and support each other. Kind of amazing, isn't it?

I won't find out about my psychology test until next week, but I'm happy to say that I received a B on my biology test Saturday. I worked very hard for it. Tell me though, why is it that I cannot be completely satisfied with a B? It's a good grade. Not a B+, not a B-, but a good ol' run of the mill, solid, B. I would have been devastated had I gotten a C. I'm so glad I didn't get one of those. I'm not sure if I can do it, but I'm kind of shooting for all A's in my classes. I have never done that before. I'd like to think I was capable of getting all A's in high school, even just once, if I had tried to. Like a lot of other students, I was more interested in socializing than I was in learning. I regret that now. They say hindsight is 20/20, and boy is that ever true for me.

So I'm setting this goal for myself...

...just once, I want to get all A's in my classes. Some of my classes are really HARD, but I think it's possible. Just one semester. I'm not like some of the truly brilliant people I went to high school with, who are now doing amazing things all over the world. Good grades don't come easy to me, but I'd like to believe that old fashioned idea that hard work can get you somewhere. So I'll try. Please keep sending those good vibes my way. They might just make all the difference!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tests...tests...and more tests.

Two big tests this week, 25% of my grade in Biology and Psychology. Psych was yesterday, and despite studying my derriere off, I'm not expecting an A. It was really tough for me. Lots of those tricky questions where they want you to apply the information you've learned...but of course they have to be sneaky about it! Biology I'm feeling more optimistic about, but there is still an immense amount of information we are expected to know. I'm really trying to get the best grades I can get out of these classes without having a mental breakdown, but boy oh boy, it's a lot of work that's for sure. Despite the heavy load, however, I'm having a really good time. Wish me some luck for my Biology test on Saturday!

On the sewing front...well, really there isn't much of one right now! I had the opportunity to see Bonnie Hunter this coming Saturday, even paid for the workshop and everything, but am not going to be able to go. I have been waiting about a year for this show, so it REALLY stinks. But school is more important. Man - I better make enough money to go on a major fabric shopping spree after I am done and have earned my degree! To make up for all the really good quilty fun I'm sacrificing! Lol*

Alrighty, off to study...story of my life these days. I cook, clean, volunteer for my kids' schools, take care of the babies and help them with their schoolwork, then study, sleep, and do it again the next day. Wheew.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Exhausted Hopeful Nurse to Be

Thank all of you so very much for the encouraging comments on perusing a nursing career. I am back to school full time now, and Thursday got a 90% (or a low A) on my very first test!!! Woohoo! Prerequisites are supposed to be easy, but WOW, it's still a lot of work, and a lot of studying. I haven't had any time to sew. :( But my hopes are that it will all be worth it in the end. Besides, I've got Christmas break, spring break, and Summer break to sew my heart out! :)