Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Boy, am I tired. Christopher and I have been sick off and on since Thanksgiving (memo to me: get flu and pneumonia shot this year) and it is just about killing me and Ben. On top of being sick, the poor guy has been going through several growth spurts. "What does this all have to do with being tired," you say? Christopher has now decided that he is still sleepy at his regular time of 7:30/8PM BUT that instead of sleeping 10 hours a night, he simply needs 6-8 hours. Which means, he wakes up at  3 or 4 in the morning. On rare occasions he graces the world at 2 or 5, but this morning because he has been so sick the past few days, it was a 12:45AM wake-up call. I am amazed at the stamina I possess at this time considering I have been up for 3 1/2 hours now and I'm not even tired...well, sort of. Oh, and did I mention that I am sick as well. I am just a day or so behind Christopher so I lie in wait to see my fate.
 OH! I think I hear him waking from his "nap"...better go! Get some sleep...for me. (*yawn*)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Halfway Point

I just finished my mid-terms for the first time in about 15 years. Lemme tell ya, the tests were easy but I am not good at tests. I second-guess everything. I did alright, I got B's on my tests and I already have A's so I suppose it's not all bad.
In the attempts to not overwhelm myself, I have decided to add another component to my week: volleyball. It's not a huge commitment but I was hoping to finally be doing something that is solely for myself and not for anyone else. Trying not to think of it as a selfish act, I had my first time at it tonight. I sucked! I think there was only one other bad player on our team. What's worse is that we are big enough to split into two teams. GREAT. Just what I need: an adult version of "last picked". Next Thursday is our first tournament. We have practice on Wednesday and I'm hoping to hone any skills possible!
Well, wish me luck on getting better grades and better skills!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What A Week!

Well, I have completed my first week of school. I have to say, it is quite easy...a little too easy.
If you didn't already know, I am attending University of Phoenix online. Which means that everything I do from buying/reading books to turning in homework and participating in "class" is all done online. It's pretty much a designated forum with a chat room (but not live chat) and a main forum from which we participate in "class". Some of the participation involves responding to discussion questions the teacher has set up for us to talk about. Then we have to respond to other students' responses. That last part is what has me a bit verklempt. Right now I am taking pretty much remedial courses for credit so some of the students in the class are a bit slow on the uptake sometimes. It's incredibly difficult to respond to someone who just found out, for instance, that being overweight and not getting enough sleep is considered poor health. And then to respond to the person responding to the first person who says they were also blind-sided by such information and thought only smoking was true sign of bad and unhealthy choices.
(*sigh*)Aaaahhh, oh well. I really only have a few more weeks until my next course (which I forget what was at this moment), so I will fumble through and search for things to learn about and people to learn from. Either way, this whole experience is exciting for me, no matter how mundane, and I am eager for each new day that will lead me closer to my goal!