Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Home stretch

Hi again,

Just completed week 5 of Written Comm and week 6 of teambuilding and problemsolving.

Written Comm is moving very quickly, and there is a lot of work to do each week. I am still above the 93% (A) mark, so hopefully I can hang on for 3 more weeks.

We finished the text for team building and problem solving last night. We now move on to the power points that we as groups put on about a movie we watched. As you'll recall, ours was Lord of the Flies.

We also played a came called Cat-a-pault last night in class to demonstrate team building. For those of you with kids, I recommend buying it, it was fun.

On another note, we, as a family, also had the opportunity to go to Minneapolis to visit Anna this past weekend.
When we got there, she was in the ICU. She fought hard though, and by the time we left, she was smiling and laughing, and out of the ICU. It was really great to see. Easy to forget though, is that the cancer is still inside of her.

Keep those prayers going!

He will answer.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What would an A mean?

Hello again,

I got my first paper back last night in my Written Communications class. This is the class that everyone I talk to dreads. The one elective that everyone leaves until the last possible moment. The one that this very author was complaining about last post. Anyway.

Some of my fellow classmates were noticeably bothered with the results on their paper, which only made me more nervous. However, when my name was called, I noticed little corrections on my paper, and I am happy to report that I received a 99. It makes me very proud to see a 99 and positive comments from a college level instructor, who admittedly is a stickler for all things English. I enjoy the classes, and I enjoy being challenged and learning new things.

However, my kids have become increasingly annoyed with my leaving twice a week along with the hours of homework while I am home. I am struggling to focus on the positives of my schooling and I worry about not being home enough. I am trying to better the life and opportunities of my family, but at what cost? I hope I'm doing the right thing. In light of what my niece is going through, A's, better jobs, and better pay don't seem to mean nearly as much as I used to think they did. Maybe I should be happy with the family and job that God has blessed me with and not keep looking for more.

I don't know.

Till next time.

Please remember to say a prayer or a hundred for Anna.