Thursday, October 27, 2011

Soooo, It's Been A Month

I'm midway through the final week of EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education, my first class at Ashford University.

This is basically a class to help those of us who haven't been in a learning or classroom environment for a while, get back into the routine that is needed to succeed. I found the assignments manageable, the discussion questions a bit more challenging in as much as some of the others in this class in my opinion, either didn't understand the instructions given or just flat out refused to "comply". The quizzes were over easy, because you were able to take them as many times as needed in order to obtain a perfect an open book test, I guess. Next class is PSY 202 Adult Development and Life Assessment. I have NO idea what this one will involve, we haven't been given access to the information...yet. Day one is this Tuesday, November 1, so I'll update when I know.

Tanya is working full time now and Jimmy & I take care of Miss Ravyn 5 nights each week. We are so blessed to be able to be part of this little life, and she brings such joy to all of us. She is so full of energy and smiles, Jimmy said the other day that Ravyn can make him smile even on his worst days. She's 5 months old now, scooting around on the floor, and we have begun to *baby proof* things so she doesn't get hurt in her explorations.

Papa bought her an exersaucer thing and she spends loads of time in it, trying to get everything into her mouth... OH YEAH! She's teething already, and is a drool factory. She has her Mother's and her Abi's temper, and when something doesn't go her way, she already throws a tantrum and screams like a banshee, LOL!

Sunday afternoon, I'll be going to Raleigh to join my Sisters in our final goodbyes to Heron. I didn't know him as long as everyone else did, but he had such an impact on my life, I miss him ...

Then later that same evening we will be joining Gaia's Circle for our Samhain celebration. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone, I've missed them so much! Some I haven't seen for over a year, but I'm hoping we will all be able to be together at least for a little while. There will be feasting after Ritual, so glad Jimmy is my designated driver for that day, LOL!!

There is so much going on in the world right now, and in trying to keep up with all the craziness, I've sort of lost myself. Jimmy told me last night that most of my posts on FB the last few weeks have been angry and defiant. I'm trying to keep up with the DC40 (if you don't know about this by now, I'm sorry, but I just don't have the energy to explain it to you), then I'm watching the OWS and seeing all those who have been hurt by the very people who have taken an oath to protect. There was a video posted today about the young Marine who was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. I wasn't there, I honestly don't know what the situation was. All I know is from all the different videos being posted, this young man, Scott Olsen, was standing peacefully, not being aggressive, and he was severely injured. This is just the latest in a number of people who have been injured during this occupation.

I've been spending more time than usual watching TV. I love my DVR and record shows to watch either the next day or at least before the next one is ready to record, LOL! I've got a few favorites, and I'm kinda intrigued by Once Upon A Time. The first episode was last Sunday, kinda slow, hoping things get better. But Ginnifer Goodwin is Snow White and I LOVE me some Ginnifer Goodwin... Grimm, another new one that's about the Brothers Grimm comes on tomorrow night...

Well, I guess that's enough boring stuff for tonight. I'll be back, maybe not as often as I'd like, but I'm still here, and most of you know how to find me if you need me for anything.

G'night my Lovelies... play nice til I return, LOL!