Last Post of the Year

I am not kidding myself…I know I will not be back on blogger until 2005.

Well, I have lined up some more busy times for myself. Taking 2 classes and teaching 3. One of the classes is at another campus closer to my house, which is going to be nice. Maybe they will really like me and adopt me 🙂

Christmas was fun, but all of last week I was running around like a mad woman. So I am trying to take some time for myself in this vacation. It’s just hard when you know there is stuff you should be catching up on. Some of the deep cleaning will just have to wait.

Christopher got me a palm pilot for Christmas…I think this will be a very good thing once I get it set up with the computer and all of the software is working. I really needed some kind of centralized system to keep all of my stuff organized. I love being organized. So I think this is going to be better, because my main compliant about computer-based software is not portable. Plus, it has an MP3 player…yay!

Vacate

I am off from school and work for 3 weeks and I get to enjoy these lovely holidays…yay!

School had been kicking my butt. I do think I gave it a run for it’s money at the end there. I got 2 of my 3 20-page papers back, a 96% and a 100%… very good if I do say so myself. No word on my finals yet, but I should be in a good position for grades. Just have to wait and see now. I hate this part.

So it’s all about the shopping, baking, cooking Christmas and New Year’s dinner, wrapping, cleaning, and catching up. I love vacations 🙂

I am ready for the holiday cheer now that I have my brain back.

Love you all!

A Break in the Madness

Well, I have been pounding away at this keyboard non-stop (literally) since about 11 am on Sunday. For those of you keeping score the count is 2 papers down, 1 to go…3 finals to go.

I never thought I had so much to say about Communications…and actually I don’t but fortunately others do and since I have to cite 20+ sources per paper, that works to my advantage.

All in all, with my first semester of grad school coming to a rapid close, I have to say I’ve enjoyed it. I kicked and screamed the whole way but in the end I can already feel myself looking over these past 17 weeks in amazement saying “I did it.” All the stuff that pissed me off and seemed to swallow me whole has no real bearing on me now. The truth is I’ll take the good with the bad anyday, it all teaches me something.

The other day in one of my 400-level classes the instructor asked me to help citing as one of his reasons being that I am a grad student. I swear the undergrads (all 32 of them) just stared at me like I was from another planet before, like they had never seen such a thing. The funny thing is that I really took pride in that because it was like justification for all of the hard work I’ve been putting in all semester. I was set apart and it felt good.

Even if what I am doing seems hard at the time I am glad I am doing it. I guess I just need to work on not being such a complainer. Complainers don’t seem to do much good.