Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Birthday/Happy Christmas!

Hope this season has brought you many blessings!
I know it has for me...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

It'll Take More Than Just A Breeze...

...to make me fall over.

Work was... alright. First days are always hard, I know that. I was impressed by the rules and regulations imparted by the employee guidelines, my new co-workers are nice, and I'm being paid significantly more than in my lab at OU. On the other hand, I felt a little thrown into the fire- watching kids is a huge responsibility, and when you don't have a general feel for a school, even a specific class room, I'm not sure it's advantageous to just toss someone new into the mix. But I know that's how it works sometimes.

Oh, and early three-year-olds en mass is just a bad idea altogether. Thank goodness I'm being "semi-permanently" placed in the Pre-K 2 room (older four-year-olds).

All I have to say after all of that is thank goodness for my family. I regained sanity by hanging out with my parents and Grady... And then falling asleep super early...

Now I can't sleep...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Plano Sweet Plano?

So I'm safely back in P-town, have been actually since Tuesday... it's been nice-- being with my parents and Grady, with Grady's family and away from the extreme weather plaguing Oklahoma currently. I'm not saying it's been perfect or beautiful here- it's been rainy and relatively chilly- but I've enjoyed Texas so far. I've gotten the vast majority of Christmas shopping done; I still have some gift making to do before I can call myself finished.

Tomorrow, I start my job at the same daycare that my mom works at. I'd be lying if I said I was 100% excited about this job, but then again I'm not 100% against it either. I'm grateful for the opportunity to raise personal funds, but at the same time, I'd really just like to rest. Oh well- too late to back out now...

G'night all.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Epic Day...

Last night, the news reported that the University of Oklahoma was going to be closed Monday, December 10-- the first day of exams... As previously stated, two posts ago, I was scheduled to take two exams today, Monday, December 10... All of those exams cancelled were going to be rescheduled for sometime this weekend, precise times not to be known until Wednesday, December 12... Fortunately for me, my geography professor decided to make the exam available today if we could "make it safely."

So here's the run down of my day:
  • I found my way into my vehicle that had a sheet of ice about one and a half to two centimeters thick by first pouring scalding hot water on the door handle, and then prying the rest off the windows.
  • I made my way to my exam through the rediculous amounts of broken and fallen trees.I finished off my semester of geography.
  • I fell flat on my toosh in the parking garage.
  • I purchased new windshield wipers.
  • I successfully avoided car accidents as I made my way back to my apartment!

Perhaps by the sweet grace of God, I might get back to P-Town tomorrow!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Tis the Season...

And I feel like something in the universe has been altered. At this time last year, could have said the same statement, but I would have been referring to the difference between "the-good-old-days" and what was the present time. However, this year I say that as an observation of the good that has been newly reintroduced in my world. Lately, it has seemed to me that a lot of people are much nicer than I remembered from complete strangers previously. Last week, I was carrying a box into my job and this random guy comes completely out of the way to open the door for me. But that was not the end of that: he opened every door between the initial one and my prep room! Today, I had a number of lovely and polite conversations with strangers while waiting for the shuttle. A young man waited to let me go before him getting off the shuttle. A number of people have been holding doors, smiling, being cordial; I find that so different from what has sadly been the norm.

It's perhaps fair to say that I have great hope for not only today or this season, but for society in general... Maybe that's naive or optimistic, but I'm alright with that.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Oh, for days like today...

The start was a little rough- didn't feel too well and had a paper to write for mycology, but after that! Mmmm! I vegged out on the couch, just doing whatever on my computer- facebook, sudoku, letter writing, blogging... all the while listening to Christmas music. My roommate, Elisha just read all day, and it was a peaceful afternoon of relaxation. I haven't showered yet (eew, I know) but maybe I'll have a bath once I get home from Redliners rehearsal. The perfect way to clam down before dead week... geez!

Tuesday: math final
Thursday: Redliners concert
Friday through Monday: study like you wouldn't believe
Monday: 8am- Music final, 1pm- geography final
Tuesday: 8am- mycology final , 1pm- geology final
Then I am done for the semester, and I go home!

Good luck, Patricia. Good luck.