Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Can't Sleep

Also: I can't live, if living is without you!

So, I finished my second graduate class, and it was about a thousand times better than the first one! I really enjoyed my classmates, the material and the instructor. Additonally, the presentation I gave on SPAM killed! I got a 48/50, and the instructor said I looked like a pro!

It was awesome, because it came together in a way that rarely happens. I felt completely prepared. I had reserached my material, organized it well, practiced it a few times with my husband and a few times in my car, and had a cute, but simple Power Point slide show. (I beleive in the power of long as they are clean, simple and un-cluttered.) So all tha was left was to drop the bomb. I was so nervous and really expected to trip over my words or go way too fast or completely lose my place. But once I got rolling, I felt really comfortable! My jokes landed right the way they should have, and almost everyone tried my SPAM and spinach mini quiches. Most people even liked it!

Jackpot, I'm a weiner!

Anyway, it's such a fantastic feeling when you've really devoted a ton of time to something and everything goes according to plan. Sweet.

I finished a scholarship application tonight, and I'm actually proud of the essay I wrote! I don't think I have ever been able to say that of a scholarship essay (not that I've written many, mind you. I was so lazy in college, and now I have the student loans to prove it!) Hopefully I'll get a little something to help with my classes, but I won't know until the end of next month.

I've started teaching Caleb some basic sign language, bases on Dr. Joseph Garcia's "Sign With Your Baby." So far we are focusing on Eat, More, Milk and Drink. Occasionally I'll throw in Dog and Finished, but I'm focusing more on the first four for now. The book said it'll probably be a few months before he can actually sign back, but they recommend starting at about 6-7 months old. I'm so excited to learn this stuff and really hope it helps with communication in the coming months!

Okay, well I guess I better try to sleep. I'm currently reading "Son of a Witch," the sequel to "Wicked," which I finsihed recently. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to Liir. So off I go! Good night!

1 comment:

  1. I love it--glad to hear that you are enjoying the whole grad school experience! I am thinking about it myself--we'll see:) I have been wanting to see Wicked. I think I just need to pick a date and take a day trip to NYC one of these days!