Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Okay, folks. I've been very bad about keeping up with my blog. But, I have good reason. Since my last post, lots has happened in my house.

I had to focus on my college classes. I had two, but they were both writing-intensive. It was Media Writing and Introduction to Poetry. For those of you who remember, this was my first semester back in college in 13 years. Well, the results are in!

Media Writing: A
Introduction to Poetry: B+

So, my GPA is: 3.65! I have NEVER had a 3.65 GPA in my entire educational career!

Also, during this time, I ended up chairing for Cassi's school, Teacher Appreciation Week. I had a team of 8 moms who helped. That week, coincidentally, occuring during my finals week at school was May 8-12. Every day, we either had breakfast or gifts or lunch for the teachers. They were all so very surprised. The reason is that the group is the Parent-Teacher Club. Well, as the chair, I didn't want any of the teachers to be involved. Because the gifts were for them, I wanted them to be completely surprised. The head of the group told me she was getting thank yous from the other teachers for the good work that was done. She told me that she had to tell them they had nothing to do with the gifts. She was just as surprised as they were.

With that, I am now in my summer semester. Because I started in the Spring, I was eligible for financial aid for summer. So, I took it. My classes are 6-weeks long. AND, I am taking Creative Writing and Priciples of Public Relations. Both classes are going to be a BEAR!

Here's my work load for Creative Writing: one 12-14 page screenplay, two short-short stories 1-3 pages, two non-fiction stories 1-3 pages, 4 form poems (sestina, villanelle, rondeau/trioloet/pantoum, and portrait poem), 8 in-class writing assignments, and 2-pages per day journals. My final is the memorization of a 20+ line poem that will be videotaped. It appears my experience in communications will help with this class. For my screenplay, I have to use my camcorder to record it or still photos. Also, we have reading to do from SIX books. AND, as a group, we have a group portfolio of everyone's works for a class assignment. I'm glad I'm not working.

Now, for my Public Relations class. As a group of 3-4, we have to determine an industry to create a group presentation. This is 40% of our grade. There will be RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH. So, it appears every waking moment will be doing homework. Cassi will not like me once she is done with school. She'll be wanting to continually go places, but I won't be able to until the end of June. I'll make sure she's busy the entire time.

Okay. That's it for now. Since I have to keep a journal for Creative Writing, I'm going to add it here. You'll get to see what I'm doing and what's going on for the next 6 weeks. It's school-centered, but it also talks about my personal life too.

Love to all,
Cathy 8^ )