Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Grad School and Update on me

Well, grad school is going well. I turned in my first assignment: A 3 page paper on situational leadership. I was stressing because I have not been in school in 20 YEARS! And even when I was in college, my major was fairly technical and so I might have written one paper in 4 years. I was going crazy and then my husband helped me. He gave me some great advice and I was able to finish my assignment and turn it in on time. And guess what? I passed!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. On a scale of 1-4 I received a 3.27. So, on to the next assigment: a 5-7 page paper on the Path-Goal theory of situational leadership. If I did not mention it before, you can probably guess from the subjects I am studying that I am pursuing an MBA. I was worried at first. But its been interesting so far. My biggest challenge I think will be the accounting class. That one worries me a bit. But overall, I think I will enjoy the whole thing. I also realize that now is the right time for this. I used to beat myself up about not doing this a long time ago. But I realize now that school is more interesting because of my real world experience. I think I will be a much better student this time around.

Also, I had a little health scare recently. I have been undergoing tons of testing over the last several months due to an overactive parathyroid gland. In the process of all that testing, they found nodules on my thyroid. So, I had to have a biopsy. I had it last thursday and heard from the doctor today that I am fine and that the nodules are benign! Very very relieved!!!!!

Today was a day full of good news!

Adoption update: We will be jumping back in at the end of June so keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully we will be parents by the end of the summer!!!!!

Oh, more great news. I don't know if I had mentioned that my husband is a teacher. He has been pursuing his masters in administration and will finish that this year. Well, guess what? He will be the assistant principle in the fall!!!!!!! I am so proud of him and happy that he is advancing in his career.

I have been crocheting and beading. I need to take some pics and post them next time.

Talk back soon! GOTTA STUDY!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Another Post So Soon!


I have finished my orientation for my MBA program. They give you 2 weeks to get it done, but most people get it done quickly so that they can get started with the actual classes. Tomorrow, I speak with my mentor and schedule all of my classes. I feel so supported already. I am a little nervous though. I read one of the message boards and two of the current students are having a hard time passing one of the exams! I am trying not focus on that though. Just gonna take it one day at a time.

Anyway, my real studying will start after tomorrow night. So today, I finished making this:




It turned out okay. Now, I am going to make some matching earrings.

I got the big beads from a bead fair last weekend. They had so many beautiful things. I was on a budget so I just picked up a few beads that I have not seen elsewhere, like the yellow ones in this piece. I also bought a gorgeous fused glass pendant that I am planning to make a necklace for.

Still working on the granny square throw for my sister in law. Hopefully I can get it done in between my study times.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

School Started Today!

I started today. The first course is just an orientation to the program. Its really cool so far. But the hard stuff has not started. I think I am going to like the online education thing. Its cool because you have mentor who will be with you until graduation. And, you have your fellow students that you interact with online. I have my first phonecall scheduled with my mentor tomorrow. I think that I am going to feel more supported in this program than I ever felt while pursuing my undergraduate degree at a traditional brick and mortar school, back in the dark ages! : ) Just kidding. I will keep you guys posted on this program. If its as good as I think it will be, I would definately recommend anyone who is interested!