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Today I:
Woke up with a headache.
Got out of the house, went to the library to get In Defense of Food and Animal Vegetable Miracle.
Went to a discount homegoods store, no luck
Dollar store, no luck
Supermarket, cantaloupe and watermelon
REI for a swim cap, yoga holder, and yoga strap
Target for exercise pants/tops (so I won't have to do laundry as often and I can still exercise every day)
Plant store, tomatoes, summer squash and zucchini, pots for said plants
Home to plant seedlings (my original plants were attacked by the landlady's gardeners, so I needed a little help to get them started)
Went to church
Came home, cleaned out my closets (which was disheartening, just how much stuff I have).

Next up:
Clean out books (can I really need ALL these books?)
Clean my dishes, as always.
Work on my fitness.

Results:

I passed the comps! Liscensure exam posts results 5/26.

I'm graduating with my M.Ed. on 5/29. One more year for my Ed.S. and I'm done!

ugh.

I think, if given the opportunity, my poor feet would pick themselves up and leave me behind for all the abuse I have visited upon them recently.

Realization

Statistics makes so much more sense when I have something to apply it to. Standard deviation? Z-scores? T-tests? All a big flying mystery before. Now, it suddenly makes sense, because I can understand how it applies to the kiddos.


And wouldn't it be a humdinger if I became a school psych professor and ended up teaching this malarky? (Though really, I think the people who struggled with things make the best teachers, because they can see it from different perspectives.)

A brief return to the land of the living

I almost never take sick days. Its just not my nature. I ended up taking three this week. Monday was forced, as it was a snow day, but really I should have slept that day anyway. Tuesday and Wednesday I soldiered on, in the same stupid way I always do, but Thursday and Friday I just couldn't get my act together, between the sneezing and the sinus headaches I can only shake my fist at those beasties from NASP who made me ill. Its still stuck in my ears but I can function well enough at this point.

Speaking of NASP (national association of school psychologists) I went to my first school psych conference last week! I learned lots and lots of interesting information, it was also a bit surreal. I feel there are two schools of school psychologists - super serious and supercilious. The former, with whom I align myself, dive in head first at the conferences and take in every thing they can. The latter are more interested in the area shopping and clubs, and lunching. It was refreshing to find a larger number of people like me, who look to apply their school psychology skills to every day life and are truly passionate about their work. Over all, I really enjoyed the experience. Next time, I'm taking airborn.

Since I last posted I accepted my internship placement in Boston public schools, and it looks like I'll be trained bilingually as well. This is super exciting, and my practicum experiences are the bright spot in my week. Not that I don't like where I work, I just feel more empowered to be a positive change agent as a direct service provider.

As of today it is T-minus 47 days until my comprehensive exam, and T-minus 48 days until my PRAXIS liscensure exam. Needless to say, I am off to study.

Best Snow Day Yet

I woke up this morning and started my day only to find the office was closed. The snow didn't start until the afternoon, giving me the opportunity to clean out my car and make sure I was appropriately situationed to escape tomorrow (ice scraper in the front seat, emergency equiptment ready to use).

I was able to do a bit of cleaning, crochetting, and sleeping. I did a little shoveling to make sure I can escape from my apartment, and cleared off the car so I only have to clear four - five inches twice instead of one go of eight - ten inchest. It was a nice and relaxing day.

I also found out I have gotten my second practicum placement! I'll be in Quincy and in Boston. It figures I live in the metro-west now, eh? Really, I'm absolutely thrilled. Because of this I will be able to graduate on time.

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All in all, it was a good snow day!

Photo meme from afterthecups.

The Rules:
1. Answer each of the questions below using Flickr http://www.flickr.com/
2. Choose a photo from the first three pages.
3. Copy the URL of your favorite photo into this site. http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php
4. Then share with the world.

01. First Name
02. Favorite Food
03. Hometown
04. Favorite Color
05. Celebrity Crush
06. Favorite Drink
07. Dream Holiday
08. Favorite Dessert
09. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
10. What I Love Most In The World
11. One Word That Describes Me
12. My LiveJournal Name




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Thankful

-The stability I have in my life
-The resources to which I have access
-The skills I have been permitted to hone in my program
-The people I have in my life
-The opportunities I have to change
-The new adventures I will have
-The old adventures I'll remember
-Tomorrow.

With sadness.

I think I feel so sad for Barack's loss because I miss my own grandmother so very much. I can only imagine what it would be like to lose her the night before one of the biggest moments of my life (win or lose).

Three hours later...

only eight assignments left!

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My goal is to have all the work done by december first, except the final, which I have no control over.

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