Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oops it was Tuesday too??

I attended my first ballet class tonight. Before class I saw people talking about the class on Tuesday, yes that was a shock to me. I SWEAR my form said Thursday abut I guess it was Tuesday and Thursday. Still I was very prepared and that was good. I even spoke with the professor and she was ok too.

I'm a bit bummed because I will not be attending the Women's Meeting I love or seeing my gals in the valley until the end of this semester and it's 18 weeks long. I will be ok and I can't wait to see them all when it's over or there is a break, yes, I will begin looking forward to Spring Break lol.

This is the only class where I was actually nervous to walk into. This class is out of my comfort zone even more so then learning Economics or Algebra. I have body issues and especially from the amount of weight I lost. I have to admit. I was in the front of the class and the mirrors were right there and I was able to look at myself a couple of times and be ok with me. It was hard to do. I also liked that our Professor told us not to say "Sorry" unless we actually physically hurt someone or hurt someones feelings. I said sorry at one point and her response "Why are you sorry? You're learning" Gotta love that.

I'm excited as well that I'm going to get footless tights and some different dance clothes. I can't wait to see what happens. I even learned some moves today and can't spell them yet but also learned that all moves in Ballet are said in French. Good to know something new.

That completes my first week back in school. I'm tired and have a lot to do tomorrow for work but I feel good that I walked through it all and I'm looking forward to next week and the weeks after.

Fun with Kaila

The pictures say it all. Time with Kaila is fun time!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day Two Down, One To Go

I completed day two of school. Algebra was well, FUN. I know this may sound odd and I could change my mind next week but I really enjoyed learning tonight. On the assessment I received 27% correct (8 out of 30) but on my first chapter 1.1 quiz I got a 74% correct (32 out of 43). I think that is WONDERFUL seeing that even though I have a B in Pre Algebra I don't remember anything about it or even taking the class.

I also did a walk through today of where my ballet class is tomorrow and it's so close to the parking. I thought a walk through would be good since I had to return one of my books for the correct one (oops) which also saved me $26.82. Yeah to little mistakes lol.

I'm exhausted and off to bed but my final "Back to School" post will be on tomorrow after class.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Completed, Day 1

Today was a super busy day for moi. I received an email this morning with a elogin for my ballet class where I was notified of what books to get (I even bought one wrong) and what I need to wear. College is a bit pricey if you ask me. The books came to sixty and change and the clothes total cost was $126.00 and that was from a dance store. I even tried Target and they don't carry what I needed, you think they would but oh well.

My first class today was Economics. I past my first quiz and think I will actually enjoy Economics because I'm trying to save right now and for starters I learned today about Need vs. Want and boy do I want a lot but need little.

Tomorrow is Algebra and I will be eating dinner and heading to school from work. I'm exhausted now and still not done for the evening but I feel good about attending today. I feel good about going back to school and I'm excited to see what happens next. I will be doing updates tomorrow and Thursday as a "Back to School" play by play.

I am nervous about Algebra because I SUCK at math but I know I will be just fine. Until tomorrow.....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Glasses...

I went today to get my eye exam and new glasses. I was happy to find out my vision has gotten better, yes better! I was asked if I'm on vacation and I said no but said I went from 12 to 14 hour work days to 7.5 hour work days and well, that did the trick. Less computer time = less vision issues! Here's a side shot of the new glasses but you can kinda tell they're cat eye shaped. I was able to get smaller frames as well. I am finding more and more advantages to weighing less. These are fun glasses and smaller than the ones I just had. Happy Moi!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Two Months To Go....

Last Valentines Day, Last first day of school, etc. etc.

I'm down to the last two months of my life (so to speak). My intention is to spend this next month with my family trying to do as much fun stuff as we can without going crazy being busy. Really that may be a problem since I'm always on the go but I do have some ideas that can be realistic:

1. Eric and I are going to the spa for Valentines Day getting Hot Stone Massages...Can't wait and we're having lunch at Market City Cafe my favorite place to eat. Seems like it will be a nice and relaxing Valentines Day. Who knows we're talking about more tattoo's, you never know..

2. I want to spend the day up in Big Bear. I'm shooting for a couple of weeks from now. Even if it's just an overnight trip. I really want to play with Kaila in the snow.

3. One last trip to the secret beach....It's a great place for our family. We have a lot of fun there.

The point for the next month is to have more fun and commit to less where it takes out of my normal to do weekly.

I've taken care of my will, planned my memorial, and am starting to feel like I'm ok if I were to have two months less.

Interesting though that this practice has actually got me looking forward more to my future. I didn't think I would be starting school next week and working less (by choice) but you know walking through fears is what I've been doing this past 10 months and I thank this practice for helping me get through and try things I didn't think I'd do.

I'm also going to start at least once a month going to a assisted living facility and giving more of me. It's easy to donate money but I want to be there for others. My aunt was alone a lot in her assisted living and I would never want to feel alone when my life was declining so I think it will be nice to be there for others. It's part of the practice but it really stood out to me especially with going through the death of my aunt this past July.

More to follow..............

Friday, February 6, 2009

Math & English...Oh My

So I took my Math and English assessments for Santa Monica College. Now I'm doing their High School program and I hope that when I'm done with it I can re-take the Math portion. Seriously I did so bad and I knew I would. On a lighter prettier note I rocked the English portion. I'm very happy about that.

I did it. I walked through more fear, played student, got stuck in rain traffic, but I did it and I'm so happy I did.

More school updates to follow...School starts the 17th and I can't wait!

Monday, February 2, 2009


I saw this great quote on fear that was sent to me via email....

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear....Mark Twain

Friday we had a family emergency which is neither here nor there and I was in fear for numerous people in my family. I could have reacted being all upset but that would have gotten everyone nowhere. Instead, I walked through the fear and was able to be a big sister to my brother and a daughter to my mother when they both needed me most.

Things still aren't 100% but I've learned that not running from my fears is a great thing and there is growth there. I'm in no rush to be in constant fear but I do know, now, that I can get through it as I did Friday and Saturday...with grace and dignity.