I’m going to get better at this…

So, School Has Started…

School at VCU started this week and I am really enjoying my classes so far.  It looks like I’m going to graduate in August – finally.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get my last two classes in around my work schedule this summer.  It may be REALLY hard!  I may be pulling my work hours at night and on the weekends.  My boss is going to L-O-V-E that!

So, I am retaking TEDU 562, “Reading to Learn in the Content Areas”.  Last semester was lethal with a teacher who does not like having math majors in her class.  I’m a math major.  Around Thanksgiving, I realized I wasn’t going to get out alive.  I had two options: Take an incomplete and resubmit every assignment that hadn’t lived up to her literary background, or take fail and take it again.  Against all better advise, I took my second option.  Because it is a 500-level course it will stay on my record.  Hopefully getting a better grade this semester will help support my “bad semester” theory.

Jeff and I will be married 8 months on Saturday.  Pretty cool, eh?  I think so.  I really enjoy being married to him.  He makes me laugh so hard at the oddest things and times.  And about things that no one else will find funny.  He’s really my best friend.  That’s so nice!

Speaking of best friends…Jay, Mo, Jeff, Me & Ronnie went to IKEA this past Saturday to buy big house stuff.  We’re gonna do it again when we’re both ready to do our kitchens.  It was a trip.  Ronnie is really blending happily into our “group”.  On the way up, we were listening and singing to the radio.  Apparently, Ronnie and Mo dance in the car all the time.  Since Jay was driving and Jeff had shot-gun, I got to participate.  It was a blast.  We were grooving away behind the “men”.  Not that Ronnie isn’t a man, but he really blends well with Mo and I.  We can be really silly and goofy and he plays right along.

For those of you who don’t know…Ronnie is a friend of Jay & Mo’s from Cincinnati.  He was hit by a car nearly two years(?) ago – run over actually – right after Jay & Mo moved here.  He has been like Mo’s “family” for quite a while, so they really stepped up to care for him.  Eventually it was decided that Ronnie needed a break from life in Cincinnati and where better to take that break than with Jay & Mo here in Richmond.  None of us knew Ronnie, but we’d all be praying for him since his accident.  I joke often that we couldn’t remember life without Jay & Mo.  I now feel that way about Ronnie.

Friends rock.  I have good ones.  How about you?

5 thoughts on “I’m going to get better at this…

  1. “So, I retaking … “Reading.”
    I hope it works out for you.  Did you mean “So, I am retaking…”?
    Sorry, but you couldn’t have picked a funnier place in the whole message to have made a grammatical error.

  2. Classes are going well so far. It won’t be the most work I’ve had, but I think emotionally and cognitively it will be very demanding. I have only had 2 of my 3 classes so far…I’ll have the last one tomorrow night. I think I’ll love what I learn this semester. I read that you were taking a 500 level course; are you working on your bachelor’s or master’s? Either way, good luck! Holla back.

  3. I love the aquarium. That was the cool field trip to take when I was in elementary school. My favorite part is the area where the little turtles are swimming in front of you and follow you around. Savannah is great too. I love walking on the cobblestone road and act like I’m going to push my friends into the river. It is an awfully schwanky place to take a lady friend *nudge nudge*
    Yeah Rachel is right about the counseling classes. Every one of my professors has made it a point to challenge every thing I’ve ever believed. Gah!

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