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Aug
26

Four Down, 178 To Go

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Don’t get me wrong…I’m not complaining about the kids being in school.  But them?  Well, I think the novelty is beginning to wear off.  Just a bit.  We’ve had four mornings, (three days completed) of school.  Here’s what has happened so far:

  • Chloe has told me that, although she likes her teacher, she likes her pre-school teacher better.  She decided she wants to go back to pre-school.  I told her “sorry ’bout your luck.”
  • Becca has been on time out for fighting homework.  On the first day of homework. The second day of homework went a little better, but she needs to get her focus back.  Her brain is everywhere BUT her homework at homework time.
  • I got a call from the school nurse.  Already.  Becca has a bug bite gone wild.  Long story short, she has a big , hot red mark around the bite.  We noticed the bite over the weekend, but it didn’t “go wild” until Tuesday night.  The nurse kept her in school, and we went to the pediatrician yesterday.  Cellulitis (slight infection under the skin).  So, she’s on Keflex (sp?).
  • Chloe is very impressed with breakfast at school.  She won’t start whole days (and lunch at school) until next week.  But I think she likes the feeling of eating out every day.
  • I got right back into schedule, and promptly fell asleep with Becca in bed last night.  At 9:00.  My body needs to adjust to that 7:00 am wake time after getting to sleep in most of the summer.  My goal is to have  ‘me’ time every night (well, some of those nights will be “me and Tony” time).  Wasn’t that a goal last year?  Well, I guess I can take naps this year because they will both be in school :-)

Alrighty, gotta hit that “to-do” list before I get Chloe from the bus!

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Mar
18

A 20th Year Junior

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Did I tell ya that I’m back in school?  Did I?  Well I am.  Here’s the nutshell-version of my post high school education.  Graduated high school, went to Pitt.  Quit Pitt.  Went to CCAC.  Stopped.  Started again.  Stopped.  Waited about 5 years.  Went back again.  Stopped.  And now I’m back.  All of that back and forth to school gave me 60 some credits, but no Associates Degree, no nothin’.  I talked about it back in October a bit. Anywhoo, I’m in the middle of an online Astronomy class through CCAC.

Yup, it’s a thrill a minute.

I mean, it would be more interesting if I were, say, going to be an astronomer.  But I’m not.  Lots of reading and lots of online quizzes and tests.  It doesn’t fit in well with the whole ‘Mom with a kid at home’ thing, but I’m getting through it, and I have an ‘A.’  I’m very glad I didn’t decide to take more classes until they are BOTH in school.  Astronomy was the one class that I could still take at CCAC (and pay only 80 bucks a credit, instead of five hundred something a credit!)

The plan is still to start at the University of Phoenix this fall.  I’m a bit torn, though.  I originally had decided to go through the Web Development program, which is an information technology degree.  I THINK I’m gonna stick with that.  But I was also looking at the Business degree with a concentration in e-business.  I can handle the techy-programming stuff though.  And I think I may have already learned a lot of stuff in the business degree, just through my travels.

Speaking of my travels, I bought a course online.  Normally I think that every e-book or ‘make money online’ course is a scam.  (And quite honestly, they usually are scams).  But THIS course…this one is different.  It was really like taking a college course.  Tons of information, and lots of tools.  It’s called Niche Blueprint 2.0.  I got it on the first day that it launched (so I didn’t pay $500 for it).  It has been fantastic!  A great forum, fantastic ideas…it will help me in my domination of the internet…

So, I’m in the middle of building an online store.  As soon as I get it all up and ready, I’ll let you go and see it.  But now?  Right now?  I’m off to read three chapters of Astronomy.  Yippee.

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