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Let the Summer Begin!

Ahh, the glorious joy of completing finals and being Out-Of-School for 4 whole weeks! I had to wait to post about this because I needed to process the fact that I am really, truly free from book “larnin’”, at least for a little while. It really didn’t hit me until this Monday when I realized that I didn’t have to get up to go to my 8 am class on Tuesday. Hurray!!

Don’t get me wrong, I love school. I love learning (think I’ve said that a time or two), but this freedom is wonderful, it’s marvelous, it’s invigorating. Now, I’m set on filling up the time, glorious time, I have to do what I want without the specter of a test looming over me.

For those who are wondering, I aced my Speech class, learned an awesome amount in my computer class and decided that Macroeconomics is a class I’m glad I’m through. Got A’s in them all ; not sure how to rate a class when the average score on the mid-term was a 60. I have no idea what the final test’s average was, but I got a 76 on it. I am very grateful that our blogs were heavily weighted in the overall scheme of things (thank you, Dr. Fleury).

 

Now, let’s see what’s on that list I need to take care of:

Paint the inside of the house

Declutter

Get said house ready to go on the market

Sort, price and post all of my homeschooling supplies and curriculum online. I know it’s been several years since we’ve used it, just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Put my Bosch Food Processor up for sale and get out my brand new Kitchen Aid Processor (gift to myself for my report card – I thought it was well deserved, right? After all, the kids get perks for their good grades, why shouldn’t the mommies?)

Interview for a part time position with a bank; since my degree will be in Financial Management, I figure I should get a head start in the field.

 Whew, I think I’ll take a breather now. Wonder how many of these will be completed by Aug. 22nd when classes start again? Anyone want to hold me accountable?  

Blessings on you and yours. I appreciate you.

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And I did this why?

I remember being in high school and feeling so sorry for those kids who had to go to summer school. What a bummer! They had to miss out on the beach, lazing around, reading books to one’s heart’s desire, and that wonderful feeling of nothing-to-do…heaven!

 

So, why in the world did I sign up for summer classes this semester? I really need to work on our house, helping my honey to get it ready to sell, enjoy my children through perhaps our last summer all together, and do a little bit of traveling. For some reason, I decided that taking 3 classes during the summer was a good idea. But those books and that beach – mmm, not going to happen right now.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my classes this semester – Speech with Dr. Suess (yep, that’s how she spells it, but she pronounces it “Seez”, and she actually has her doctorate, too); Computer Applications with Dr. Beck is opening up Microsoft Office in a way that is totally exciting because of all of the possible applications; and although the topic of Macroeconomics isn’t all that wonderful, learning more about the countries each of the students have to research has been fun and enriching.

However, it’s mid-term time. So, what am I doing? Writing this! And doing anything else rather than studying. Now is the time that all students wonder what in the world they had been drinking that made them volunteer to put themselves into this situation. Argh. Procrastination is my bane (and a topic for its own separate post); one I was raised up with and have perfected into a fine art. Well, this is the year that I will break that yoke, set myself free, and in general, lower my blood pressure and cease taking it out on my family. Have I told you I’m also an optimist?

Now back to the books and my Macro review. I’ll let you know how it goes afterward. Oh, and you can hold me to my new goal…I will NOT wait until the last minute any more (although technically, I have more than 12 hours before the test – plenty of time!)