Well today was awsome... :( I said that this wouldn't be used as a pity party, but man today just stunk! So I got my lame research methods class test back and let's just say I've never scored that low on a test before...no good. I've pretty much narrowed down why I haven't been doing well in that class..I am never able to go! That is my first class to go when I have a test or have to play catch up for my other classes-I know that that is a horrible thing to do but like I've said before, there is really not enough time in the day to complete what I have to get done. I also had my neuroscience test today, and I got done early with the test only because I really didn't know the answers...it was really hard! But it calmed my fears when everyone who I talked to after had a really hard time with the test as well. I guess that makes me feel better...I hate to say it, but I really think that I spread myself just too thin this semester. But good thing classes are almost done! That was my last midterm, so all that's left is finals.
I'm really excited for Thanksgiving...not so much for the food (don't get me wrong, food is good) but because we get a break! There is no class...I don't work...and the little girl I PCA for is going to her Grandma's in Michigan. It'll be a really nice break! Plus it'll be nice to spend time with my family. I love my family but they are really on the side burner this semester because I've been so busy.
Let's see...what else has been going on lately...hmmm. Well I've been thinking a lot about graduate school. Initally when I found out that to become a speech pathologist I just assumed that I would go to the Universtiy for the graduate school not ever considering how difficult it is to get in. To clue you in...only around 30 out of the average 300 people that apply actually get in...esh. I only hope that all the work that I've put into my undergratuate work and activities will pay off! I'm also applying to St. Cloud which wouldn't be a horrible option. It is cheaper and I could live up there, but then you have to go through all of that hassle of finding an apartment, and familiarizing yourself with a new area. If I do go to the U, I would probably live at home...and I know it will probably be hard (I love my family dearly, but it'll be hard) but at least I won't have to worry about housing and food more importantly!
Well enough about graduate school...I swear everytime I think about it I get sick to my stomach! I shouldn't worry so much but it really is a huge deal and I would just love to have my decision made already on where I am going, it would make my life just a little easier. I'm hoping to finish my grad applications this weekend and some how try to come up with the application fee.
Well Raymond and I went and saw the new Harry Potter tonight...yea I know opening night, a little cheesy, but it was good! The only thing that was a little disturbing was all of the really intense violent scenes! It is only rated PG! So there were really young children around 2nd grade (that was another thing that was disturbing; young kids are not supposed to be up until 3:00 in the morning-I guess the parents will have to deal with a really tired and crabby child in the morning!) I know that the movies are based off of books that are more geared towards children, but reading about things and actually seeing them played out is a little different! I mean you can read all you want about say war, but until you watch the history channel or a really graphic movie it really doesn't set in how horrible things are. I don't know, maybe I'm reading into it too much...I mean I'm sure no child is going to encounter a dragon where they will need to use their magic wands, but same violence concept. I guess I shouldn't get started about children and violence....this blog would turn into a short book!
I was randomly thinking about becoming a interpreter for the deaf or just becoming very fluent in sign. I really don't have the opportunity to practice that much now, other than my forcing Raymond to learn some sign, that usually ends in him walking away rolling his eyes. I wish there was some way to just become emersed in it! I truly beleive that is the only way to become fluent and natural at a language. I mean, people who learn french go to france for a semester-or even a week-and come back better french speakers...so if anyone has any ideas to help out my fluency problem, let me know! What made me think more about this was when one of my friends from high school (who attends a large church which reguarlly has an interpreter) told me that the interpreter was sick and couldn't come in, and the pastor was pleading for anyone who knew sign to help out. I don't think I would have felt comfterble at all going up there knowing what I know but someday it would be really neat to be able to help in that way. So we'll see what the future holds!
Well it's 3:30 am and I really can't think of anything else that's been going on...so I think I'll head to bed! Night!
**Oh if you are looking for a good book to read check out "The Celestinve Prophecy" by James Redfield....it's a thinker!Posted by at November 18, 2005 3:30 AM