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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Skywatch Friday



I took this picture from our family walk last Sunday at Cedar Hill State Park.  It was a lovely day.  It was wonderful.

I finally woke up from a long nap. I worked all night last night.  I got home around 8am this morning and was too tired to do any Thanksgiving celebration.  My three youngest children went to my little sister's house.  I thought I would post for Skywatch this week before settling down to draft my Settlement Agreement and client letter.

I am thankful for so many things.  The main things are health, blessings, family love, great children, lovely husband, and all things in between.  In our household, we celebrate thanksgiving is Friday night.  So, I still have that to look forward to.

I just realized that as procrastinator as I am, I am thankful that I have been finishing what I am supposed to be doing right on time.  I would like to work on getting things down a little earlier next time.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Disconcerting


 

Disconcerting - (adjective) - 1. disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.  2. confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.

I think I feel more like the first definition.  Today is the last day of our one-day-a-week classes.  We have a professor with an excellent credentials.  I have learned so much from him.  However, he appears very intimidating.  I believe that he is kind, but he expects perfection and places a high value on our learning the subject the right way.

That is the good part.  The not-so-good part is when we have to perform to that standard.  We are just starting on this new subject, and therefore have so much to learn.  Yet, this subject is only 2-credit-hours.  Out of 16-hour semester, this does not allow for ample learning time.  The result is that we feel like we always come up short.  I certainly feel that way.

Most days, I do not want to even try.  I thought it would be pointless if my effort is not going to be good enough anyway.  My personality does not allow for giving up without trying. So, I try and try.  I have already called the professor and explain my concerns.  I could have complained some more.  In my opinion, though, there is whining and there is complaining in order to make a difference.  I have complained once, and got result.

While I still feel overwhelmed about the whole class, it was a manageable situation.  I guess I was the only one who stopped complaining.  The school did not renew the contract for the professor.  I think he is a great professor for making student aspire to a higher standard.  Someone from administration should have looked at his syllabus and asked him to explain how he is going to accomplished everything in the time we have.

No one did, and now, I feel, that as students, we lost someone who could have taught us so much more. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Movie: Mockingjay Part 1



 

Movie was fantastic. Enjoyed watching it. I took my daughter and my two youngest boys to see it last Saturday. We had a good time. The move is over two hours long.  But we enjoyed ourselves and hardly noticed the time.

Worried.  I am worried that every time I come home, I do not feel like doing school things. How am I supposed to write a 15 thousand paper by January 5 if most of that time I am at home during winter break? Answer me that.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Movie: Big Hero 6



I took my family to see a movie at the new AMC Theater in town. What wonderful seats they have. It reclines. 

Big Hero is an inspiring and enjoyable movie. I was so invested in the characters, I forgot it was animated film. I highly recommend this movie.