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Sunday, December 21, 2003

WOW! I can't BELIEVE it's been SO LONG since I made it here to post! I guess that proves how much of a 180 my life has taken, and how incredibly busy I am these days. Here is what I spend every spare moment working on: My Web Portfolio

I also wanted to mention my favorite ice cream... which I wish I could afford to have airmailed to me... maybe in the near future when I start putting the skills I've acquired to good use. The Best Ice Cream in the World

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Okay. I'm slacking off again. But to my credit, I've been pretty sick. I still managed to go to work on Friday, as well as do a tutoring job today. Plus I took Sarah & Selena and went down to the beach to see Billy White. He's not looking too well... I hope he gets better. He worries me.

Friday, August 29, 2003

Still sick, and went to work anyway. It's a good thing I did, because I ended up actually TUTORING all day, rather than just sitting there, killing time, as I so often am these days. Not gonna write much right now cuz I still feel lousy.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

I am really sick today. I came home from work early because of it, and the other tutor has been out for two days. I'm going to really have to muster some gumption to go to work and stay six hours tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Been a busy day... the latest spate of emails I sent out looking for work have been getting great responses... today I got a guy interested in having a website built for him. He's interested in having some Flash animation done, so I spoke to someone who took that class already in order to possibly forge an alliance for this project. I am hoping to build up a nice clientele in this manner. In the meantime, the tutoring at least gives me a (small but) steady paycheck.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

The trip to AIU was informative, and both encouraging and disappointing. While I don't think it's going to be possible for me to transfer now, it gives me a goal to reach for, and I think I'll like going to school there a great deal.

I'm sorry, but I really don't feel like saying much more right now. Getting up at 5 to get the kids up & off to school is wearing me down. I'll be really delighted to go back to bed tomorrow. (Not going to work 'til 2) But I have school right now. Ugh. I wish I could afford a sitter so I could switch back to night classes.

Monday, August 25, 2003

I am having too much trouble concentrating on my homework. I need to go to AIU and get it out of my system once and for all whether I decide to transfer or not. I called and left a message for Donna to call me, but I haven't heard back from her yet. Dunno what time of day she comes in.

I got most of the damned laundry caught up, but the kitchen is piled high with dishes. I hope someone else is going to take the initiative there...

Selena's still sleeping, but when she wakes up she's gonna want a lot of attention. If I haven't left by then, it'll probably take me at least a half hour more at that point to get out the door.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

In reading through my past journal entries from the beginning (which I did yesterday) it is clear to me that I've come a long way in the past year. Now, I believe, it is time for me to reach a little further. I am planning to transfer to AIU for a bachelor's degree instead of the Associate's degree I'm currently studying for. I feel that I'll enjoy the collegiate atmosphere of the University a lot more than the "working class" atmosphere at the school I attend now. Also, AIU includes a laptop computer as part of the tuition because they have you do all of your studying using the laptop rather than their own equipment.

All that remains is for me to go over and officially enroll, and to decide whether to drop my current classes so that I can start over there sooner... and to see how many of my credits are even going to transfer. The fewer credits that will transfer, the sooner I should go ahead and make the change! (Why keep working/paying for "empty" credits?)

I have maintained a 4.0 GPA as well as done a good job on all the work they've thrown at me as a Federal Work Study (read "slave") employee... and I'm ready to make a higher wage and break free. One might say my "clipped wings" have grown out... and it's "time for me to fly".

Friday, August 22, 2003

Wow! It's been an awful long time since I dropped in here... and I really DO have a lot to say... but maybe not right now. I'll have to see about coming back later. Jeez, I need to get a bit more regular about this.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Wow! I haven't been here in a while, and they've changed the whole interface! I like it. So far. It's amazing how busy I've gotten... I see the last time I posted was before I found out that I got the job. I've been there almost three months now! If I stay there another month, I'll have worked there for longer than I ever worked anywhere else!

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Still haven't heard from the school... but we have dsl up and running now. Frank's still trying to get his wireless nic to work...
Time, time. Where does it go? Mine just flies past without a chance to get much done. But I've just completed my fourth term at school, and I don't go back 'til next Monday. Unless, of course, I get the job which I applied for, as Assistant to the Director of Education at my school. I'll be back after I find out whether or not I have it...

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Oh dear... I just never find time to get here any more, do I? Such a shame. Well... been busy with school and Selena, is all I can say!

Saturday, January 04, 2003

I was just looking back at old posts... I never DID quit smoking. I decided that I don't want to leave aol, because if I do, I'll have to move 7 of my webpages, plus re-make my newsletter, since I haven't found a way to change my primary email address for it. Sigh... therefore, we probably won't get DSL 'til I have a job.
The kids are gonna get "cabin fever" due to it's being too cold to go outside and play. They're gonna drive me nuts today!
It's a COLD day for Florida... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr a high today of only 66 degrees, and colder than THAT with the wind chill. To those from colder climes, it may seem petty but we don't have winter wardrobes nor does our heat work. SOOOOOOOO brrrrrrrrrrr!
Amazing... I thought the main blogger page was all black, and the icon red... because my old monitor was SOOOOOOOO dim... but my NEW monitor, which I got for Christmas, clearly shows that there are blocks on the main page with other colored backgrounds, and that the blogger icon is ORANGE! Truly astounding! Plus the new monitor is 19" which is 2" larger than the old one... I like it. It'll do quite nicely for the time being.
I am really not doing very well at being consistent with this journaling. I'll have to try harder, I guess. I can't even remember all the things I've wanted to note and let pass by...
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