Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How is School Influencing My Life?

WOW! Talk about a loaded question!

After a day like today, I must strive for a positive response to such a question. I tried to stay after class today to work on my research paper, and to no avail, the cell phone wouldn't stop buzzing. My husband even called to see when I was coming home to spend some time with him before he had to go to work. (sigh) Once I got home I visited with him for about an hour, then the children were home. (sigh) I listened to the events of the day, discussed a little homework, consoled my youngest that she won't get in trouble for missing soccer since she is sick, made a doctor appointment for my husband and my son since they are sick, and then spent the next two hours consoling my "home-schooled" daughter because she misses SC and has no friends. (double sigh) -There went the homework plans!-

I know going to school is the right thing to do right now. The end will justify the means (so the cliche goes). However, am I adversely influencing my children due to the lack of personal time that I have to spend with them due to the hours that I must occupy with school, homework, and work? Also, if I give more time to them because I feel so guilty, how am I affecting my education by not giving it 100%?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blah blah blah

There is a new song out that my girls listen to ALL THE TIME called "The Blah Blah Song." And that is how I feel when I sit to do these required blogs each week.

We have not yet been given a topic to write about, well, other than any new challenges we have had with working on our research paper. Therefore, when I start in my mind with the writing of these blogs, all I can think of is blah, blah, blah. And, or, "Are you kidding?!!"

New challenges? How about the old challenges: where to start on the paper, where do I find time for this, what possessed me to go back to school after all these years, will I ever get the children (teenagers) to start helping out, will I survive working and all of the homework, why don't they just give us a due date and let me get this done when I am able, is an outline necessary, blah blah blah.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I haven't been a teenager for 25 years and I know times have changed, but I do believe I can say I don't understand teenagers nowadays. The attitudes and professionalism of so many youngsters is so unacceptable. Maybe it's me because I am older, maybe it's the area I am living in now, maybe it's the change in times and culture; however, I don't understand. I was taught while growing up that you always treat others with respect and as you would wish to be treated, as well. I know that is considered the "Golden Rule" and I do believe it has been forgotten. What ever happened to doing things - and not just for others - just because it is the right thing to do?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where Do I Start

Well, I do believe this is one of the few moments in my lifetime that I have been speechless.
I have no clue where to start with this new adventure of blogging.

I recently moved from South Carolina where I was a substitute teacher for quite a few years.
The students that I knew well used to pick on other students who may not have known me by saying, "Cuz Ms. Kim says so and that's all you need to know." I had a great repore with the friends of my children. Any one of them knew that if they wanted an honest opinion, and even if they didn't, they would get it from me.

So, I guess for a blog that is suppose to be random thoughts for random assignments, this is as good as any of a place to start.