So with no taxes looming, obviously there is not much that I can think of that is blog worthy.
I finished chem 30 Monday night
And I got a 96 overall.
Yep - feeling pretty good.
Although, I have to admit - that 4% is really, SERIOUSLY, bugging me.
The parts that I AM happy about:
- It is such a transition from when I took it in high school and failed. I would never go to class and would regularly skip unit tests. I have now learned that it is kinda helpful to attend AND write tests in an attempt to get good grades.
- It was a challenge. Not only was the class hard on my unused brain, but also finding time to study with the kids
- Two times a week, I would walk out the door, Paul put the kids to bed and I could think of something other than diapers, dinner preparations and cleaning. One night - after a particularly exasperating day, Paul asked if I wanted to go to class - I was shocked at how vehemently I responded YES! It was seriously fantastic to walk out the door to do something that I genuinely enjoyed. (As I was rewriting my notes one day with my brightly coloured pen collection, Paul came into the office, saw what I was doing and said, "Nerd it up, Poindexter. Nerd it up!" I did, do, and love it.
- One day I went and was sitting beside my friend Brittany. She is 18 and young and cute and trying to get into dental hygiene. I looked down, looked at her and realized we were wearing EXACTLY the same outfit! I commented to her how awesome she must feel wearing the exact same outfit as a 32 yr old mom of 4!! I am sure she was super pumped!!!
- I can finally graduate from high school! Class of 2009 BABY!!! I was short 2 credits and, even though I could write Alberta Education a letter and get the 2 credits from "life experience" - I just always thought that was LAME. So, this was always the plan - to get chem 30 and graduate. It only took me 14 years to do it. As a side note, I did go to university (- haven't quite finished that either... noticing a pattern yet? Hello, ADD!) and at this rate will be 147 when I graduate from univeristy, but hey. Long term goals.)
- IT WAS FREE!! Thank you Saskatchewan tax payers!!!
But it is done. And I am mostly happy. And I may or may not ever get over that 4%.
Now on to Physics 30 in Jan!