Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
1. Living in Hollister, Ca
2. Planning our move to Singapore
3. Taking care of one child (Allynn)
4. Working at AAA
5. Teaching Primary
5 things on today's list
1. Get kids to bus on time
2. Read homework assignment
3. Pick up Enid from school
4. Participate in online discussion for Education class
5. Get girls to Activity Day
5 snacks I enjoy
1. See's candy - butterscotch squares, rum nougat, California brittle in a custom 1 lb box
2. corn chips with salsa
4. string cheese
5. More Pepsi
5 things I would do if I were a millionaire
1. Pay off my house
2. Renew my Disneyland Annual Pass
3. Buy a condo in Anaheim
4. Pay off all debt
5. Go out to dinner
5 places I have lived
1. West Yellowstone, MT
2. San Jose, CA
4. American Fork, UT
5. Reno, NV
5 jobs I have had
1. Quality control at ICSensors
2. HR assistant IBM
3. McWhorter's - Customer Service
4. AAA customer service
5. Convergys - DirecTV contract
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Unfortunately this is the best picture I have of the Glow Show, since every time I brought the camera up to my face, Kelsey would stick her face in front. This group of balloons is from the Bay Area. I am sure we may have seen them flying over San Martin and Morgan Hill before we moved here.
The Eagle balloon flew the American Flag just below the basket while Miss Nevada sang the National Anthem to begin the race.
The balloons continue to fill as the Hare balloon takes off to lay down the target. (Rules for the race - Hare & Hound - http://www.renoballoon.com/EventInfo/Competition&Results)
The Hare Balloon sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Eventually the balloons start to pop up off the ground.
And then take off, until they are all in the air.
Once there was room on the ground again, the Energizer Bunny popped up above the trees.
The Great Reno Balloon Race is surely a spectacular sight!
This event is more than just the Hound & Hare event, but this was about as much as we could handle for that morning. We had been up since 4 am and left the park around 9 am. We were hungry, so we went home for some breakfast. Next time, I will think ahead and take donuts and hot chocolate. Yummy!! The kids fell asleep during our 40 minuet ride home. (30 minutes of that was taken up trying to get out of the parking area.) The day was pretty much shot for anything more than watching movies. It was a very relaxing day. Around 1:00 pm I came downstairs to get some lunch for hungry children and found our Kelsey had fallen asleep again.
Certainly not the most comfortable place to sleep.
After this picture she sat up to watch the TV again. I left with Allynn to look for something for Mema at Ross. The Dad came in to check on Kelsey to find that she had adjusted her position and gone back to sleep. Poor baby was very tired. But we all had a great time and are glad we got up at the butt crack of dawn to have a family adventure!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Then it was time to spread the seed.
I am glad I didn't have to go down there.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Now today I start my next two classes. During the next 9 weeks I will be taking AED 200 and HUM 205.
AED/200 Contemporary Issues in American Education
This course provides an overview of the teaching profession. It introduces the student to the various issues affecting teachers. Its primary focus will be on contemporary issues teachers and educators face in today’s schools. Throughout the course, all aspects of the teaching profession will be incorporated from the diversity of students in the classroom, to school organization and governance, to teaching philosophies and instruction. This course provides a foundation for understanding the education profession.
HUM/205 World Culture and the Arts
Culture and the arts play a complex role in enriching the human experience. This course will analyze the social role of the arts in the early civilizations through the present day. Learners will explore the key contributions in visual art, architecture, literature, and music of the civilizations presented in this course. In particular, learners will construct a virtual museum comprised of various artifacts representing several cultures.
I am not sure if I am ready for these to classes, but I am ready to be done with school. In order to be done, I need to keep on going. I have now completed 4 classes. I have 12 more to go including these two I am taking now. These 12 classes will be accomplished in 7 more 9 week blocks for a finish date of February 2010.