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post #201 of 215
I'm FINISHED!!!


Well, with the semester. I only took 2 classes, but with a newborn... OY! I'm glad I'm finished. Now I get to fiqire out which classes I want to take NEXT semester. I'm still only taking 2.

I'm not homeschooling, but the housework -which I have NEVER been great out doing- is the thing that has gone by the wayside! I'm hoping I can get caught up over the next 3 weeks or so until school starts again.

Happy Holidays all!

Dyan
post #202 of 215
I'm right there with you ladies on the housework! I really hate when it gets towards the end of the semester and I'm barely hanging on. We're always trying to learn here, but we will actually be *homeschooling* come January. I've got to stick to a schedule or there's no way we'll survive. Dh is gone Monday-Friday from now until Jan 19th and then maybe straight on from then through May-June. That sucks big time.

The good news is, despite having relocated from Louisiana to Washington and buying our first house, amongst other bs, I managed to come out of it all amazingly well, 4 A's & 1 B. I'm :

I've already picked out my classes for the spring, despite the fact that they make it sooo difficult to get anything I need. We start again on the 16th. Too soon!

Have a nice break!
post #203 of 215
I have 4 As and 2 grades yet to be reported. We start back the 8th. This break will just fly on by. We're spending part of it south with my MIL, that will be nice.
post #204 of 215
Great job Mama Chel! I got all A's too.
post #205 of 215
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Great job to MamaChel, LLobsterTV, and mum2a&a!

Pynki - I don't know how you did it with a newborn and three ds at home already. I know that I'd be :


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It's the housekeeping that slides.
Well crap. You mean to tell me that we're supposed to keep house too?!?! Why didn't someone tell me before now! : My house is never cleaned completely. : : I'm just doing good to stay up with the laundry and dishes, never mind everything else.

In other news, I filled out my "Intent to Graduate" form last week... That was slightly surreal - Think Dali and the melting watch picture.

Sad news... One of my really good friends was diagnosed with brain cancer in November. She and her dh were planning on TTC this winter. She has had surgery to remove the tumor (~85%) and will be starting radiation in January. The prognosis, with treatment, is 10 years tops.
Sad news 2... My sister's M&FIL were in a head-on collision on Weds last week. Her MIL died on impact. Her FIL is in bad condition - it will be at least 6 months before he'll be able to possibly live independently. For those that pray, please pray for them. TIA.

I'm beginning to hate this trimester of school. And it's only 1/2 way done.
post #206 of 215
I'm so sorry Dmitrizmom. Why does it always seem that when it rains it poors? I'll be sending healing vibes your way, that's for sure.

On a positive note, congrats on being ready to graduate soon!!!!! What's it like to see a light at the end of the tunnel?
post #207 of 215
OMG, Jennifer, that is truly sad. Like Melanie said, it does seem to pour sometimes. So sad.

Congratulations on closing in on the graduation. I can't wait to get that close.

Mamachel, I'm ready to fly south as well. So not used to the cold. I'm trying my best to keep from heading back to Louisiana in February!

Good job on all those good grades!
post #208 of 215
WOW! Jen! That's a lot of POO to have all at once! I'll pray for them.

It's official. I have 2 A's. One after COMPLETELY f*cking the final. For my survey of film class I got a 67% on the final because I did the wrong thing! I still got a 95% in the class so I'm go, and I have a 96% in my Gov. class. So.. 2 A's.
post #209 of 215
Yeah! I got straight As!!! (I think). The grade from the one class I was worried about posted today... the whole grade was based on one presentation and a paper due the last day of class, and we got no feedback on the presentations so no one had any idea what we were getting. My med anth professor is my advisor and he emailed me and told me I got an A, and I am pretty darn sure I got an A in archaeology... I was worried, because it hasd been a while since I was in school... must celebrate.

And lots of great grades posted here! Maybe motherhood makes us smarter.

Dar
post #210 of 215
I think having to pay for your own schooling and knowing the price of time taken away from your kids makes you work harder.

At least that's what I think gets my grades high as they are. I doubt I would have gotten these grades straight out of high school. I was far too busy getting drunk and throwing wild raves and other parties.
post #211 of 215
Congrats everyone on the great grades!
post #212 of 215
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Originally Posted by Pynki View Post
I think having to pay for your own schooling and knowing the price of time taken away from your kids makes you work harder.

At least that's what I think gets my grades high as they are. I doubt I would have gotten these grades straight out of high school. I was far too busy getting drunk and throwing wild raves and other parties.
Um, yeah. Very, very, very true. I appreciate being able to go to school. Not to mention, I'm getting the most out of the student loans I've taken out.

I'm in school for myself, but also, because I'd like for my kids to be able to see that I went after my goal.

That said, everyone enjoying the break?! I feel such relief when another semester is over!
post #213 of 215
Pynki~ This isn't always the case. I receive financial aid in the form of Pell grants and scholarships along with a stafford loan. Just because I get a "free ride" for college doesn't make me want to work less hard. I am a very serious student who wants to get the most out of my education and have spent many a sleepless night working on projects and studying to get the best grade possible. I'm nearly a 4.0 student, but find being a mommy needing to take some top priority too.

So, not all financial aid students or students who don't pay their own way don't care about grades or doing well.
post #214 of 215
mum~ I am SO enjoying break! I get to work nearly 40 hours a week and this means more money for savings!
post #215 of 215
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva View Post
Pynki~ This isn't always the case. I receive financial aid in the form of Pell grants and scholarships along with a stafford loan. Just because I get a "free ride" for college doesn't make me want to work less hard. I am a very serious student who wants to get the most out of my education and have spent many a sleepless night working on projects and studying to get the best grade possible. I'm nearly a 4.0 student, but find being a mommy needing to take some top priority too.

So, not all financial aid students or students who don't pay their own way don't care about grades or doing well.
That wasn't what I was implying at all. I get financial aid as well. If you have student loans you still have to pay those back and so you ARE paying for your schooling, just after you're done instead of as you go.

I was speaking more to the fact that AS adults who have been "in the real world" and as mothers we know the true price of what's being paid for us to be in school.
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