Friday, January 21, 2011

Homework... It's worse than laundry!

I finished up the IDEA legislation paper, turned it in, and (praise God) it passed. So I did the good student thing, and looked to see what's next on the to do list for earning my three credits in Diversity and Inclusion.  Let me just say that ignorance was such bliss.....

It's not the assignment itself that is a problem for me. I can write essay after essay after essay. But the laundry list of how many sources I must use, and exactly how many of each specified type, and must cite each and every one in my paper somehow, welllll, that's a little bit of a problem.

Ten pages on two minority cultures I am likely to teach and how characteristics of those particular cultures are likely to affect classroom interactions? Not two bad, until you throw in the exact and nitpicky requirements for the ten or so sources I'm supposed to use. And not one of the sources I want to use can be found at the library I work at. And I'm only allowed to borrow two at a time through Inter Library Loan at the library I work at. So, after a year and a half at WGU, it is finally time to use those library fees I've been handing over, and learn how to use the ELibrary. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Homework, Housework, and Work

My life in a nutshell, lately.  Homework, housework, and work.  I am working on another incredibly mind numbingly boring essay on the IDEA legislation.  Recommended length is five pages. I have seven so far, and I'm not done yet.  I may have to reduce the font size to oh, about 6..... hope the grader have good reading glasses!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy Birthday, Baby Taz!

Three years ago today, our family became complete.  Our little Baby Taz arrived, rocked our world, turned it upside down, and wrapped every last one of us around her little finger.  Life has not been the same since.

She is defiant, independant, and very sweet.  She is tough, mischievious, and so very smart.  She seems to have boundless energy, and will run until she collapses.  I can't count how many times I've had to pick spaghetti out of her hair or clean chili out of her ears.  She refuses to be left out of anything her big sister or brothers are doing.... regardless of the consequences.  She's very little for her age, leading people to believe she's only barely two, but she's certainly as mature as any other three year old.

Tonight, we will have cake and ice cream. We will watch her open her presents. And we will marvel at where the time has gone so quickly.  It seems like just yesterday that I was nursing a squishy little baby, and now she's doing it all by herself.  Sigh.

New Year's Happenings

What a wonderful, relaxing weekend!  What a great start to the New Year!  I played computer games with Bug and Hubs, cleaned the house some, read book one and half of book two of the Percy Jackson series with Bug.  I put together a puzzle Hubs Santa gave me for Christmas with Monkey-boy, and that inspired Baby Taz to start trying her hand at puzzles.  She's still getting the concept, but I'm proud of her for trying.