Monday, October 25, 2010

chapter, blog, blog

I always enjoy listening to the Ted Talks in class.  I like how you share your different points of view in class.  This past week has been very with school and college.  I have been a little more stress lately because of the big change in my life.  Plus it has been hard for me to concentrate, my mind is thinking all the time.  Could this be because of the unknown, more responsibility, on top of it will I be able to make it on my salary?  I think women just naturally think a lot, along with the worrying thing.   The second mortgage has to be paid off by the end of this year which will exhaust a large portion of money I have left in the bank.  I know I am going to make it, I just have to keep telling myself.  The big lesson I have learned from this experience is you never know what is going to happen from day to day.  You don't always have a warning before tragedy will strikes. To make sure you have enough life insurance to cover your house and other expenses.  At my age I do not qualify for survivor's benefit. because my children are to old and I am not at retirement age, nor will I be for a long time.  That is not fair especially if a women has never work outside the home.  They could lose everything they worked so hard to get. Sometimes the unknown is scary and exciting at the same time.  I am so grateful for each day of my life and the following days to come. I have been following three blogs of women who stay home with their young children.  Two are former teachers I have worked with at W.R.  The one teacher is living in Florida and the other is in Bella Vista.  Cassie the one in Florida talks about how crazy her life is with three little boys at home.  She talks about cleaning her house all the time and get together with other couples who have  small children too.  Susan the one in Bella Vista just found out her little boy has MS.  She talks about the difficulty and gets excited about the process he is making toward his goals.  The other girl has five children and writes articles for a parent magazine. The two other blogs I follow is the American Diabetes Association which keeps me posted on the happenings with the association.  Then the last blog is of course Ms. Mimi.  I love her frankness about teaching.  I have learned a lot in this class by listening to others comments or  points of view.  I love reading Shelli's blog because of her expressive language.  I would love to have a gift of writing like hers.  Writing my thoughts down come extremely hard for me.  I would like it to flow smoother when I write which is not the cause for me.  Maybe I am just plain insecure about my writing.    bye for now

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Chapter 7

At our school we use both administrative software and academic software. On the library computer I use the administrative software for my reports. When I first started in the library (13 years ago) we had to do all the reports by hand. Now with the new software in place and a couple of clicks with the mouse I have the reports ready in no time. When I did after school a couple of years ago, the kids love to Poptropica. I've been playing it a little but with all the extra responsibility around the farm and helping my son with his college work I find little time for myself. The kids and I went to Springdale Arkansas Saturday for the American Diabetes Assocation Tour-de-cure/Step Out Event. We volumteered our time in the food service department early in the morning. We had to be there by 6:00 am to make the coffee, then on to the running/walking event. It was fun to be around people who were working for the the same cause. You never know what you will be hand in live. So live each day like it is your last time on earth. Now I know what it means when you have a heavy heart. I can actually feel it, like there is something missing. Sorry about the spelling on my presentation....."communicate." I thought I checked the spelling.....but I guess I didn't!!!!!!! MY BAD

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chapter 6 reflection

I am pretty familar with the Digital tools they talked about in chapter six. I am very lucky because working as a Library Assistant I have to be up on the new equipment. Before the teachers had Whiteboards in their class we had one in the library. So I had to learn how to connect it to everything like the laptop computer and projector. There is so much technology out in the world, it is a little overwhelming. A teacher told me a several years ago she wasn't going to invest in a digital camera. I couldn't believe she said something so cazy, but I guess she was scare to try something new????? I love new technology but it can be frustrating when you don't understand it. My son just brought a wireless router for his PS3. The instrucions were very simple but we couldn't get it to work. A friend came over to help but they still couldn't figure it out. There is 27/7 tech support but you have to answer a bunch of question and you still don't have a number to call. In technology I want everything to be as simple as possible!!!!!!!! I think time is a big component or factor in life. Do you think we are always in hurray any more. It feels like it to me. Hurray to get this done, to learn, to get somewhere or to make something. Is it my age that is getting in the way... I hope not......