Monday, October 31, 2016


Not that anybody does trick or treating anymore.  Kind of sad, as that was the best part for me growing up.  But people still dress up for it, though I see a lot of costumes earlier in the month rather than later. Sigh.
Got a 91% on my second math test! And an 84% on my EMR midterm.  My next art project has 2 & 1/2 weeks to do, but its the 'big book' one.  We can either do 500 page minimum, or 17 inches one side. Sigh.  My dad gave me a starting idea but I've got to figure out which kind I'm doing.
And that project is due the same week as my next speech-figures-so I've got to keep that in mind. Sigh....

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Well, my second speech was, but my art project(due tomorrow of course) is not.  Have to keep fighting the stupid printer to get anything out of it.  And my poor dad spent close to an hour sunday trying to fix that issue. Sigh.  Don't think I'll tell him yet, but I have figured out a temporary way to make it work.  Not sure if it will keep for the long run. Sigh.
But I got both copies of my book printed, just have to go through organization and then cut, paste, and cover them.  Loads of fun since we have to crease-precrease sot he pages don't open all the way to the spine and mess up the binding since it's a perfect(no, not in how I did it, that's what the style is called)binding.  And I've got plenty of time for it to dry, just not a lot of time to get it to that point. Figures.
But midterms is over, which covered the second speech, my second math test-won't get that til thursday at best-this current art project and my EMR midterm-still have to take-for that fun stuff.
Garden is half way torn up so it can be ready for next year, but I still have to organize the pipes, get the good tomatoes-if any-and pull them up, and store the smaller pipes in the garage.  Have to find one of the end pieces, as it got swallowed by the black berry bushes while I was disconnecting them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Getting to the freezing point at night I hear.  Which means the garden is basically done.  Have to see what tomatoes I can get and grab the last zucchini as I got everything else.  Then I get to take down all the watering pipes and pull up the plants so there won't be anything in the way for spring.
Blaze died yesterday.  We were going to take him to a vet to see if he needed to be put down but he died before we got that far.  My sister in law said he might not make it, so she was right.  Sad though, and my brother was there watching him die.  I guess it meant he didn't die alone, but I think it was rather hard on my brother. Then we had fun trying to dig a hole-I didn't help, actually was helping get dinner started at the time-to bury him in as the cold made the ground uncooperative. Figures.  Hope the other cats don't get the same thing he did, because he suffered a lot it seemed towards the end. At least its over now.
Test 2 for math this week, and I'm a little nervous about it.  Stuff still makes sense but its getting harder to keep it all straight.  The teacher mentioned that one of the earlier sections was the hardest and if you got through that alright you'd be fine.  But I'm not sure that's how its going to work for me. Guess I'll find out.
Working on my second speech, which I hope goes better, or that I'll have better control of my nerves. Also something I'll have to wait and see on.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Canadian Thanksgiving!

I know it may seem weird to have it over a month before the 'real' one, but as my dad went to Canada on his mission and always wants to go back-plus the insanity surrounding the 'real' one-we celebrate this one as a family so that those of us with in-laws can go to those in-laws on the 'real' one without having to worry about who they should go to every year.  Kind of wish I had some in-laws, but not yet.
Had to harvest all the butternut, the two big watermelons, the nearly ripe cantelope, as well as the usual bunch of tomatoes saturday as the squash and melons were getting black leaves.  Not sure why, as the zucchini, acorn, tomatoes, and the pepper plants all seem fine.  But they may be hardier than the others.
Stupid printer will not communicate with my computer! had to go to a preliminary critique for our next project with one photo as that's all I could get. Sigh. But got some good ideas for more photo's and how to make it interesting so I can have fun with all the junk emails I keep getting.
Another public speaking test this week, and I still don't have the book-kind of gave up on it at this point-so I may study the lecture notes the teacher puts on the site. Hopefully be more informative than the study guides.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Week was going well.  I have bad habit of getting very nervous when I have to stand up and talk in front of a group.  particularly one I've never met before but full of my peers.  Go figure that I can do it in front of younger kids but not people my same age.  I guess it has to do with the fact that little kids tend to trust you, and I have two nieces so I feel I can relate to them. Not sure why I'm not so nervous around junior high students either.
But my first speech is done, and I've got to view the recording today and critique myself-still cringing at the idea, got way too nervous when I got up so I don't think I did that well-as the final part of that assignment.  Though there is a small consolation in that we were all nervous.  Everyone used the 'um' sound at least once.  But I may have been one who did it the most.  Good thing passing this class is not crucial.
Got back my second art project yesterday-teacher kept them over the weekend-and tossed around our ideas for the third one.  We need 2 copies of a 40 page(double sided) book not including a cover by the 26th.  The teacher is providing half the paper, but we have to get the other half for ourselves.
Math is still going strong(did I mention the 83% on the first test?) which is a relief.  Strange that it's taken this long for things to start to make sense.  Told my dad he jinxed or cursed me, though I don't know if that counts when its a good thing.
EMR is funny when I don't have to worry about memorizing the acronym's like the rest of the class-even remembered how to do a full body assessment-and we're supposed to learn how to take blood pressure on thursday. Wonder how the teacher will react when I show them that.
General Conference!!! Pity we were babysitting my nieces and missed most of the second and third sessions.  Heard President Monson being announced but couldn't hear much of it at all.  So I'm really looking forward to when I get the hard copy.
Here's hoping math and art stay strong....