Monday, May 04, 2009

Checking In with some Random Thoughts

-I am almost finished with this semester of school and I have to say that I am so ready to be done. Not that you didn't already know that but just in case you didn't I thought I would let you know.

*Total Random note for the day- We have doves. They make strange noises but I kinda like the sound that comes from them at all hours of the day.

Okay back to school, I have decided to finish out the rest of my classes online except the one Math class that I need to graduate. Online works so well for me and is so easy. I also realized this semester that when I am in school I am not as focused here at home as I would like to be, that combined with working again is not a good combo for me. So as much as I would like to take a bunch of classes in the next few semester and be done..... I am not going to.
For the sake of my family I think this is a wise choice. I don't want to look back on this time when I could be playing with my kids and regret the time I was on the computer getting a piece of paper I can hang on a wall and that's about all it will change. I have made a decision about this degree thing. I think it's funny how since I graduated high school I have been taking classes. Some I have really enjoyed and have learned a lot from and some I could have done with out but all these classes and I still don't have what they think is a degree in Early Childhood Education. Come ON PEOPLE!! 

-On to another topic that has really been intriguing me lately. Men and Women, are we really that different or is it more our personalities that are so different in life? As I am watching my kids grow I am realizing that some of these things we deem man vs. woman differences really just are personality differences. It's interesting to me and I would like to investigate it further.
I was thinking about when Mo and I first got married we were reading through a book, Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. I bought that book hook, line, and sinker. Now after having been married and with my hubby for coming on 14 years and 15 years together, I think I would like to take a second look at it.

- I can't wait to do two summertime things. Camp and read for pleasure. I am so looking forward to reading some great books that have been sitting on my self just calling my name and I think I start my book review again just for my own fun and entertainment.

-Finally there are some really entertaining things going on in my neighborhood these days.
 Aside from the burners who are generally low key and mellow now, the Adult group home that is literally just a few houses down has provided for some recent entertainment and has been quite interesting. They go out for a walk at least 4 to 5 times a day. The patients don't talk to strangers or so much as make eye contact and a while back one of them asked me for a ride. I gave her one. She just stared at me the whole time.  I think I might blog more about this later. We have a dog that comes and literally loves to get my dogs in a big tizzy. We have construction from every angle keeping me from parking in my driveway most days. Houses selling for less than dirt. Neighborhoods are interesting, don't ya think?

And now....I should be getting back to finishing up this semester.


shontell said...

LOL i love the update. I feel your pain about school and home and balance. I already get to take one class at a time, but it really is so much on to the perverbial plate. It makes me feel full. Get it!? ahahaaa. Here all weeks folks!

noel said...

i know i have thought about you and that scenario a lot lately. even thought about a transfer. i am still thinking about it. i will let you know when i am done thinking about it, by then you will have graduated. you just keep on keeping on girl!!

djandjd said...

Noel....I totally feel ya with this post. I have been going to school since h.s. graduation...once class at a time. I completed my associates a couple of years ago (FINALLY) and then proceeded to take a year and a half off. Now, working towards the bachelor's, online, and will be done a year from now. Takes up way too much time from my family and it's frustrating. It's frustrating being a woman, a mom, an employee, a student, a friend, etc....not enough time in a day to do it all and do it all right! ;o)

So...I feel ya....keep on keepin' on.

Jeni said...

Great update! I would like to hear more stories about your neighbors... That would be great fun! :)

noel said...

thanks girls. it really helps to know it will all be over in a few days.

noel said...

at least for now.

Erica said...

Ooh I like your neighborhood stories :)... They are like mini communities. Enjoyed the update :)

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