Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A doozy of a start...

Monday, I logged into my online classes and read all of the instructions. The Spanish instructor informed us that we had to purchase a second book. The book is almost $50, and we were required to do all of the assignments in that book, as well as the assignments in our textbook. She said we would spend at least 10 to 12 hours a week on the class.

Do the math, y'all. 12 hours a week for one class, plus my four other classes, plus teaching on the weekends, plus Art With Heart. Nope, not happening.

I dropped the class immediately, and a HUGE burden was lifted off my shoulders. I feel so much better about my other classes now, because those require a lot of time and commitment as well, and I want so much to excel.

So I took care of the Spanish withdrawal and started campus classes today. My Drawing and Design instructor is nice and funny, but tough. He said he rarely gives A's, and most end up with C's. Holy death-to-my-GPA, Batman...I'm scared.

On top of that little ounce of stress, I locked everything in my (borrowed) car. Keys, backpack, purse, phone...EVERYTHING. I had to walk across the entire campus twice, borrow a phone to call the police, and wait outside in the heat for a cop to jimmy the door open. At least I didn't miss class...thank God. I know it could have been worse. My body is very mad, though...legs are still cramping and spasming hours later. I've been in bed ever since.

Tomorrow I'll work on my online classes all day to get as far ahead as I can. I've already taken four quizzes for Art for Elementary Schools (AES from now own), and have five more to go by September 13th. I should be able to knock out those five tomorrow, so I'll be in good shape there. No Drawing and Design (D&D from now own) on Thursday so the rest of the week, I'll work on my Music Appreciation (MA from now own) assignment. I've been having severe ear pain over the past couple days, so I've been putting off listening to the music. I'll have to schedule a doc appointment if it continues.

So anyway...there's my recap for the week. I will probably be posting less as things get more hectic, but don't give up on me. I'm a serial blogger of 8+ years and you know I'll be around, so keep in touch. :)

Hugs to all,


1 comment:

Too Many Hats said...

Good for you for dropping that class. Best wishes on your school work. All yoru class sound interesting.