Saturday, February 13, 2010

It is over

I can't believe that another term is over. I have thoroughly enjoyed being in class every week with all of you. I have an exam that I will be taking tomorrow and I will be finished with this term in both classes. I really don't know if I will continue to blog or not. I have so many things going on right now that I just don't know if I have it in me to keep up the blog. I hope that each and everyone of you will pat yourself on the back because you all have done a great job and many with a lot of problems to work through. I admire each one of you and wish you the very best. God Bless each of you in all your endeavors.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

War Zone

Well I have an idea of what living in a war zone sounds like. With the troops practicing before they are deployed they have been on the firing range. For the past week all I have heard are guns and tanks being fired. As loud as they are you think they are in the front yard. I really feel sorry for them because they have been out there day and night, in the rain and cool to cold temperatures. When they fire the tanks the windows shake, and pictures on the wall shift. The firing range is really not that far from here. I can say that at three in the morning the firing of tanks will scare you to death if you were lucky enough to get to sleep in the first place. I hope all have a great week.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finally took a break

I have to admit that I needed to work on my paper yesterday, but my daughter took me out to a movie and late lunch. That was the best time I have had in a very long time. I really enjoyed spending time with her without the grandchildren around. We went to a place called Genghis Grill. The food was absolutely out of this world. We talked about different things and laughed till we almost cried. Needless to say I am behind now, but would not trade yesterday for anything in the world.

Monday, January 25, 2010

My thoughts on Peer Review

I do not mind having other people read my paper because the feedback is very helpful. On the other hand I do not feel that I am qualified to give advice to other people. I know when there are errors in spelling and if a sentence does not make sense. I just don't feel comfortable about references and telling someone if they need to move a sentence or not. The writing center paper review would be a better place for advice. I did review a paper that had a reference missing but was cited and I told that person to check the references. I am not sure if the reference information is in the right place. I guess I am slow in learning this aspect of writing.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

What I have been through

The last two months have really been a bummer for me. I have been living with my daughter and family because I can't afford to move into my own place at this time. My son-in-law wants me to move out by the end of next month. My son rented my house and was told that the people could have a dog. My son calls me and tells me that the neighbors are conplaining about the new tenants. They told my son they had 1 dog and the truth is they have 6 dogs, 1 ferret, and 1 pig. I don't know if I am coming or going anymore. Between the 2 papers I have to do for my classes,the other assignmnets for class, working part-time, looking for a job that has benefits, freaking out about the tenants, and trying to figure out what to do about moving I feel like I am loosing my mind. To add to all of that my insurance ran out from the divorce and I can't afford to go to the doctor or get any medicine. I wish I could twitch my nose like a witch to make things get turned around for the better. Everyone keeps asking me what is wrong and I try to tell them what is going on but no one really listens to me. I wished there was some one I could just sit down and talk to.So much for pouring my heart out for everyone to see.If this blog does not make since you know the reason why.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Life since school and to the present

To be honest I didn't have much of a life outside the home and it has not changed much since I went to school. My life consist of substitue teaching, looking for a full time job, and doing homework in two different classes and trying to get enough sleep to start all over again. I have to admit that school has been interesting but I am finding it hard to get everything done for both classes in only a weeks time. I would give anything to be able to go out to eat with someone my own age and go to a movie. I feel that I can't do this because all of my free time is taken or I will be so far behind that I would never catch up. I have never claimed to be the smartest or the fastest person when it comes to school. If anyone can give me some suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another day of bad news

I wish that I could have a day where I don't receive bad news about something. My son who is renting my home out for me called to let me know that he is getting phone calls about the tenants. He found out that they lied to him. I said it was alright for 1 dog as long as it stayed outside. He found out that they have a pig (yes I said pig), 6 dogs, and a ferret. My son was so mad that he told them all of the pets have to go. I can only imagine what my house is like now. I know that I will never go back there to live, but it makes me so mad that people sign a lease and then try and tear the place up.