10/11/11

academic affairs

After 8 long weeks of stats, I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm so glad to see this class coming to an end...but even more glad to still be holding a passing grade! 

I said I hated algebra...but I knew not what I was saying.  I REALLY HATE STATISTICS! 

But you know what I love? 
I love this man.......


He has put up with my "fit-pitching", tears, and lack of home-cooked meals during the time of this class.  And he's probably gone without clean underwear!  No..I'm joking.....at least I think? 

The past couple of weeks, we've probably spent more uninterrupted time together than we have in a LONG time!  He has made it a point to try to keep me from freaking out during these long hours of studying.  I have literally spent almost every Saturday doing school work for as long as I can remember - especially for this stats class. 

I've always known he was a man of many talents, but he has also become "Calculator Man" - lol! 
(I'm "Stat Girl" - sounds like superheroes, doesn't it?)   Have you ever tried to work a stats/graphing calculator? 

Oh. My.Word.!!! 
They didn't make things like that back when I was still a school-aged girl.  Luckily I didn't have to purchase one of these $100.00 beauties.  I was able to borrow one.  And I'll tell you, I wouldn't be able to pass the class without it...or without Scott showing me how to work it.

I didn't realize until midterm that I was going to HAVE to use one.  The book explains how to do things step by step.  Then it gives tidbits of info about using technology to help you solve the problems if you want to.  Well, I want to!  It takes long enough working them on the calculator.  Working them by hand is impossible during a timed test!

THANK YOU GOD FOR TECHNOLOGY! 
Can I get an amen?

Speaking of school............

Guess where we're heading EARLY...(I mean leaving at 3:30 a.m. early).....Saturday morning?

I can't believe it's already time to start visiting college campuses with my baby :(


North Greenville University is his college of choice...well, at least as far away as mama would allow him to go for the time being.  It's in another state, so give me a break ;)  I'm cutting those apron strings, but I've got to do it slowly.  I told him he had to stay in a bordering state at least his first year or two of college.  I want to make sure he's happy with being that far away from home for the first time in his life.  I honestly think I will be fine as long as I know he's ok.  If he's happy and loving it, I will adjust pretty dog on well, I think ;)

If you've never heard of NGU, take a look at their website:  http://www.ngu.edu/

NGU is a co-ed liberal arts institution that "provides opportunities for higher education in a Christian atmosphere".  Their goal is to "prepare students to become better, contributing members of society by educating the whole person through an integration of academic discipline, a Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience while offering students the best opportunities for spiritual growth, academic training, and Christian service".  They offer "quality education in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment".  Dillan is planning on majoring in photography (imagine that?) with a minor in Christian studies. 

We're attending an 'Encounter Day' so Dillan can meet other students and get a "feel" for the campus.  It will be a long day after traveling so much, but we're all excited to see where he will probably be this time next year.

After a long week of finals, a busy weekend with football games, a college tour, and church activities, I'm really looking forward to having two days off work next week!  I'm going to be off work next Monday and Tuesday...and I look forward to spending some quality time with the Mister and not having homework!  We're out on fall break next week before our D term classes start.

I hope you all have a great week :)
  

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