Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Down and out

Well here it is Tuesday at 6:00 in the afternoon and I am so far behind I don't know which way is up. I got a call last Thursday night that my daughter in Florida had an accident.  I had to fly to Florida and just got back.  I haven't even posted to discussion or anything.  I know that I am going to get a zero but I can't help it.  My family comes first.  I didn't even think to take any of my school work with me.  My mind was so messed up.  She is still in the hospital but out of the woods per say.  She will fully recover.  Thank God.  I will try to at least get my final project done in both classes and my exam in my other class.  Hopefully it won';t be late. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kenny Chesney

Well I am really excited because my friend got me tickets for my birthday to see Kenny Chesney. He is my number one man besides my dog.  LOL.  This will be my 55th time of seeing Kenny.  He is so good in concert. Maybe he will help me take my mind off this project for a few hours.  This project has got my nerves in a mess.  I also have a project due in my other class.  Between the both of them I am liable to pull my hair out.  I know I can do it.  I just have to learn to manage my time better.  I picked me up a daily planner and have posted for two weeks in it.  I have alloted time for everything.  Now if I will just stick with it I will be okay.  LOL.  It all looks good on paper.  But following it will be a different story.  If I put my mind to it I can do it.  Look forward to seeing everyone in seminar.  Hope everyone has a good week.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Being an online student

Being an on-line student is a lot harder than I had anticipated.  I thought that it would be a lot easier than being in a classroom setting.  Now I see that is not so.  I do enjoy the flexibility of being able to work at home.  I like going to school in my pajamas.  LOL.  I believe that the interaction on the discussion board and in seminar with classmates helps you with ne ideas and getting feedback on your own ideas.  It is convenient to be able to email a classmate if you need to discuss something on a particular unit.  I am just scared sometimes that I may not always understand something in an assignment and I don't have that classroom one on one time to have it explained before attempting to do the assignment.  At 47 years of age, I never thought that I would be able to accomplish going to college.  I have really proven to myself that I can do what I set my mind to.  I look forward to talking to everyone on the blog. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Final project

I am still trying to pick a topic for my final project.  I thought I had one picked out but I think that it will be too wide of a topic.  I was going to use "Eating Disorders in Adolescents" but I am starting to re-think that topic.  I would really like to do Providing Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants, but I did that topic last term in Comp Writing.  there is so much more that could be said about that topic.  I know that they will not let me use that topic again.

Trying to juggle work, school, and taking care of my Father

I am learning that trying to go back to school while working and takin care of my dying Father is not such an easy task.  Actually he is my stepfather but he has been in my life since I was 12 years old.  I am now 46 soon to be 47 on August 16th.  He feels just like my real father.  The sad part about it is that he has 4 children by blood and three of them will not help me out.  The one that does help me, bless his heart, lives about 3 hours away and he cannot come everyday.  That I can understand.  Even if my Father had a falling out with the other 3 children, now is not the time to let that get in the way.  We have Hospice coming in everyday to check on him.  He has prostate cancer and severe COPD. I am sure that God will give me the strength to make it through.  I would like to wish all my classmates the very best during their time at Kaplan.

Friday, July 30, 2010

My first blog entry

I have never done anything like this before.  I truly did not think that I could do it. I am not sure exactly what we are to do with this.