Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two in One Day! and a Resolution

I finished two big things today!!!

First, I decided this morning that I was going to go ahead and finish my psych course. It's totally online, with no timeline, and all assignments posted, so we were free to do whatever we wanted with it. I had two "tests" left, and four discussion board postings. I think it took me all of two hours. The tests were just like the last ones, straight from the book, IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE, multiple choice. The postings were just responses to questions she posed, two relating to taking an online personality quiz and discussing your results, and the others 'tell what you were most interested in and why'. I'll be honest - I didn't read any of the work other than during the exams, because I learned all of the concepts either during my soc major or from general knowledge. Now all I have left to think about is meteorology, which I actually have some catching up to do in, until I start killing myself in grad school in a couple of months.

The other thing that's done as of tonight is the TNT program at our church, where I was working with the teenagers!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!!! After last week's debacle, only two kids showed up; one and his friend were out for a birthday thing, another and his friend because he was going to his dad's house early, and the two high school girls didn't come because either they weren't allowed after what happened last week *or* they were too embarrassed. Either way, I had two middle school boys, and this week's topic was poverty, so NO SEX. FINALLY. And, you can bet your butt I'm going to be a lot more careful what I agree to do from now on!!!!! What a RELIEF!

ALSO, I've been working a lot lately (for some reason the phone system seems to like me again), and I have seen my teacher Friend several times. She finally told me that it wasn't me, that they were 'spreading the wealth' as far as subbing went, and I hadn't done anything wrong in the class. I think that was a polite way of saying that the girl who is doing it now is going to be continuing because she student-taught there and they want her to get the experience for her resume rather than someone who still has to go through school. What I take from this is that we are not as good friends as I had thought, but not Un-friends, either - which I am OK with. Whatever - as long as I can be certain that I'm doing my job well, that's all I really need to know. I felt a lot better after washing my hands of it the last time I wrote, anyway, so learning that it wasn't anything I did, for certain, was icing.


d e v a n said...

Glad that class is over. How frustrating!

Kristin.... said...

You are a busy bee.
I'm glad that the teacher Friend said something to you, but I still think she should have responded to your email instead of letting you twist in the wind, wondering.

Not Your Aunt B said...

You are busy! Hope your semester ends well. What the teacher-friend-ish person responded with makes me wonder if there isn't some political something or other going on. We just had a lot of changes in our school in the MIDDLE of the school year- subs and teaching students getting switched around. It's all political- they are trying to "groom" the student teachers for positions that are harder to fill so come May graduation they may be more inclined to sign-on for one of those harder positions instead of wait listing for kindergarten. Crazy! Glad you are getting a lot of calls! That's always a good thing.