Friday, October 21, 2011

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)

~I'm happy because...
I've only heard my noisy neighbors one day this week!  They spent hours and hours hanging out in their yard that day but at least I only had to deal with them for one day!

I got to sit or most of my shift at work on Wednesday and amazingly, it actually seemed to go quickly for once!  I swear that all time stops the moment I walk through the door to start my shift!  lol

I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday!  And I still have some left!!!

It only rained once this week!

I figured out how to block a follower who pissed me off!  Normally, I would only encourage followers but she was the rare exception!

I'm going to buy new sneakers after work today!  I'm especially excited about this because my old ones are all worn out and hurt now.  That's why I'm so happy I got to sit for most of Wednesday's shift. Normally I have to stand and walk around.

I enjoyed the annual tour of homes last weekend!
***Sorry if this picture offends anyone but this is truly how I feel about math!

So in math class, we have to do these assessments every 10 hours or 20 problems we complete, whichever comes first.  This means about an assessment test once a week for me.  We're not supposed to use our notes but I always do.  If you get a problem wrong, you have to retake the whole section all over again - even if it's multiple problems and you only get one wrong!  Last week's assessment set me back 20 sections.  Yes, 20!!!  I already had over 50 sections to get through before the end of the week so this was very upsetting to have another 20 added on and I knew there was no way I could catch up.  I had another assessment this week and it set me back another 10!!!  I was ROYALLY ticked!!!   

I talked to the professor on Wednesday and she said she was going to schedule my first exam for next week.  I told her I was going to have to retake the test next semester anyway since I'm already so far behind everyone else and that I didn't see how I was ever going to catch up.  She was adamant that I'm going to get through this semester and move on to the next math class.  I almost started crying when I told her I just didn't see that happening.  This is the only class I'm struggling in and I can't afford a tutor.  The only one I could find for under $20 an hour never called me back, even though I left 2 messages.

The school does offer free tutoring for math as well as a couple of other classes but I go to school, eat a quick lunch and go to work.  By the time I get off work, I'm tired after a very long day and ready to go home.  Plus, it's not like math is the only class I have homework in.  I can't just focus all my attention on math.  I've been told that the math tutoring center isn't that great.  It's apparently pretty full at all hours and that you sometimes have to wait an extended period of time to get someone to help you.  

My professor said she's going to try to see if she can get some kind of extension for me.  I'm not sure how I feel about this.  In some ways, I'm thrilled she's going out of her way to help me.  On the other hand, I just want to do as much as I can this semester and retake it next semester.  Since I'll have already taken it once, it should be slightly easier.  

8 showed me some love:

jen said...

Yum chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!I am jealous that it only rained once by you this week!!!

Happy Friday!! (today is Friday, I checked:)

Finn said...

I am glad that I made the cut and I am still a follower! Good for you! And have yourself a chocolate chip cookie. Seeing that math photo scared me, I can't handle it which is why I looooove the arts! Have a good weekend!

Katie S said...

How do you block followers?

P said...

I hope you get your maths problems resolved.

Can I have a cookie please? :-)

Maggie Mae and Max said...

When mom went back to school, her struggled wif her math classes too. Just do your best, dat is all anybody can ask of you. I am sendin' you boxer puppy prayers, dey may not help you wif your math class but at least you will know dat I am thinkin' 'bouts you. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Melissa said...

Ugh, sorry you had to deal with someone rude and had to block them.

Also, I agree about math, it sucks.

Zuzana said...

Dear sprinkles, you make me laugh. I have to agree on the way you feel about math, I hated math my whole life and still today have nightmares about having to go back to school to do a math test for which I have not studied, hehe.
Sorry that you have had a fall out with one of your followers, I cannot imagine what that was about.
Have a great week and sorry for my infrequent visits, I have been spending a lot of time off line.;))

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great list!! Sorry I missed last week. Crazy... but I did this week. Maybe we'll just take turns. ;-)

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