Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Time Flies When Your Busy

Well, I can't believe it is already Wednesday tonight. Time flies when you are on the go that is for sure. I had my third class on Monday night. I am getting used to this whole idea of being back in school, it is quite different from the work day. But, refreshing at the same time. So, currently this week I am really enjoying school. (I am sure I will have my highs and lows.) I am starting to feel like I am in some kind of routine now, which is great! I have completed my weekly online reading reaction tonight, and it is only 7:15p.m. I still have some more homework to do, but I feel better now that I can just focus on completing the readings on the weekend.

Work is going well, and bumps come up along the way. However, I do feel more confident in my own abilities and am very relaxed working with the grade fours. It definitely is my favourite age to work with. Well, I am off to relax a little and then have some work to do. Before, you know it the weekend will be here!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Week Three: Masters Course

Well, it is taking some getting used to the routine of school and work. This week I had some doubts, when my computer screen went Kaput when my online assignment was due. But, I have very supportive family and boyfriend, who helped me through it, and I was able to complete the assignment using my Mom and Dad's laptop. I was excited to see that this morning, two people had already responded to my assignment.

I enjoyed our movie night this week. It added to the "busyness" of the week. It was at my house. I chose the movie The Wedding Date with Debra Messing. It is a "fluff" movie, but enjoyable just the same. I made a casserole, combined with a lovely salad, and a delicious homemade pie.

I bought my new computer screen today, and love it!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Week Two: Masters Student

Well, I have just come home from my second Master's course. I am getting used to this whole idea as life as a student. Let me tell you, it sure does take some getting used to that is for sture. It is quite different this time round as a Graduate student. Balancing work and life. I thougth I had my whole routine worked out for the semester until I discovered that this plan will not work, so it needs to be refined.

I believe that the next two years of my life are going to be an adventure, and are going to go by very fast, so I am just trying to enjoy the little things for now. I know I have said that I was going to devote this blog to my adventures about Scrapbooking, however with time limited these days, it might be a place to voice my interest in my Master's program.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

First Week and New Graduate Orientation

Well, I survived my first week back at school. It took some time getting back into a routine, but I think I have finally managed my routine. I received my new students on Friday. I am so excited about my new class, I love them already. We played a little true or false game. It was so fun when I asked the students whether it was true or false that I earned a bronze metal in speed rock climbing. The students all said false, and when I told them that it was true and I showed them my medal they all clapped for me! It was great! They are learning fast how they can be a teacher pleaser. But, rest aside I was exhausted by Friday night rolled around. I met some friends after work for dinner and drinks, went rollerblading, and played a bit of tennis. Trying to enjoy my freetime before my Master's program starts on Monday.

I attended my Masters Orientation today. It was from 10:00 to 2:00, and boy was it difficult to be inside on such a beautiful day. But, it was worth getting some useful information, and I thought it was great that we were provided lunch. That is one thing that education was good at, was that we always get well fed. I met a few of the students from my course. They come from a variety of backgrounds, which will help you keep this cohort very interesting. So, on to new beginnings on Monday night, as I wil officially be a graduate student attending classes.

As for now, I am looking forward to getting outdoors to enjoy the weather!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Summer Blues and New Fall Beginnings.

Well, here it is Labour Day weekend, and I am trying to determine where the summer went. Obviously too busy to update the blog. I know us teachers have it very good, but it does go very fast once it starts. But, I had a very productive, yet very relaxing summer vacation as well. The beginning was spent putting in my new laminate floors throughout the entire condo. They look gorgeous, and it was well work all the time, money, and effort! Once you get the renovation bug though, it really seems to spread. I ended up replacing the carpet in my bedroom as well! It looks fantastic. I love the look of it. My condo feels like it is brand new now.

The next part of the summer involved lazy days at the beach, scrapbooking, cardmaking, paper crafting, visiting with friends or family, and handing out with Andrei. We did lots of fun activities together this summer.

Then it was my Alaskan Cruise vacation with my sister! It was a whole lot of fun. We met some great couples from New Orleans and took in the beautiful scenary and lovely food from the cruise. I definitely have the cruising bug. I also got out of town for our Summer Professional Development days, as two days were spent at Harrison Hot Springs. It was great to get caught up with people at work. I also spent about two days at work getting the classroom up and running. I am very excited with how the set up is this year. My vision for the classroom is slowly developing, as I purchase little by little each year.

Finally, my summer holidays have ended with a weekend trip to the Island. Andrei and I visited Victoria and Nanaimo. We took in the Titanica show and Titanic Exhibit at the Royal Museum, shopping, walking around, Kayaking in the harbour, walking the harbours, and cruising the Island highway. It was very relaxing to get away. And now I sit and procrastinate the minor house cleaning that I have to do, and get the butterflies in my stomach with the excitment of a new school year. I can't wait for it to begin, and am looking forward to beginning my Master's program.

Here are some photos from my summer.
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