Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alive and Testy

I just finished my first round of tests for this semester.  In three classes all on the same day.  The fourth class was an essay.  Essays are the one thing I seem to be good at, so although worrying is what I seem to do best, I'm trying not to freak all-the-way out over it.  British Lit is kind of a *yawn* subject for me.  I just finished reading Frankenstein for the third time, so at least I know it's something I can discuss intelligently.  Hurray for Baby Boy and his love of science fiction.  Hurray for homeschool.

So far I'm staying firmly in the A area in all classes except biology where I have a hard B.   You know, the kind of B that feels like an A+.  That class is so hard.  I don't even know what language the professor is speaking half the time.

Baby Boy is majoring in Biology.  It's so hilarious how the fruit of my loins can be of such a different flavor than I am in every conceivable way.  He's been tutoring me in both biology and my math class.  If it weren't for him, I'd probably be rocking a D-.  Not a good look for my GPA.

Speaking of Baby Boy, he's doing great so far this semester.  This is his first semester officially all on his own.  The last two semesters we've been on the same campus and had at least one class together each term while I finished up some prerequisites.  This term he is at a separate campus on different days studying subjects that I just gloss by in the catalog.  He's officially all the way out of my league.  It happens faster than you know, Moms.  Treasure the time when you are academically smarter than your children.  Luckily, our tuition covers lots and lots of free tutoring . . . because there is absolutely none available for him at home.  Well, if he needs help with organization and time management, then I'm the Queen.  Course content?  Get back in the car and head to the tutoring lab.  I'm out of answers.

I actually have lots of stuff to blog about, but I'll stop there for now and try not to be such a stranger in the future.  School has me seriously overwhelmed this semester, plus I'm still waiting to hear from my top pick of transfer locations.  I'll take any and all prayers, well wishes, good vibes, positive energy . . . whatever you have to offer . . . my anxiety level is a bit too high for my liking.  *SIGH*  Such is life, I guess.

Until next time . . .


Wendy said...

Positive energy? Absolutely!

What rocks is that the Baby Boy you educated all these years has turned out so well, that he is able to give *you* a hand with your school work!

Pretty damn cool. :)

Ami said...

Nice to hear from you.
My kids teach me stuff all the time.. fun, isn't it?

TaraChristiane said...

Sending good vibes across the blogosphere to you.

Things sound busy, but good. How cool to have your baby boy giving you a hand now and then...

Hope to read more but you gotta keep those priorities straight, so we'll take a post when we can get it.

Yvonne said...

Oh, my you crack me up. I think my time for being academically smarter than my babies is coming up sooner that I would!! Glad you are doing so well in school.

Holmes Family said...

Here is some *positive energy* and a big helping of *good vibes*, and while I'm at it enjoy some chocolate cake. Because chocolate cake fixes everything! :) Way too go on the grades, and for doing such an amazing job with your son. I can only hope the boys are as ready when it is time for them to leave the nest.

karisma said...

Umm so much for MY teaching ability as far as Biology goes. Just read your comment here about how hard it is and asked Z...(my baby) and he says ahem "bloody oath...its kinda hard!" So there you go lovely, don't feel bad, even as easy as I made it sound, according the the little one "its bloody hard!" LOL Adem however is findiing it all too easy! hehe! But he is a little older! LOL

Oh and please excuse the language, Down here in the land of Oz we have this philosophy....Bloody's in the Bible, Bloody's in the book. If you don't bloody believe me.....have a bloody look! :-O


Juliet Robertson said...

I'm glad things are going well for you both. I think the first semester is the hardest - just acclimatising to the new way of things. Good luck.

Oh yes - I was never especially taken with biology either.

Freakmom said...

Glad to hear school is going good for both of you! I'm so proud of you for going back to school. And yes, I know all about those solid Bs that you work so hard for. I got a C in Anatomy and Physiology and I am prouder of that than any A I ever got. Science is not my subject either.

Hang in there! Hope to catch up more someday soon!

Freak Janet

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