February is just about over yet I feel like I have lived through longer than four weeks during this month.
I went back to college this semester to work on a second bachelor’s degree (I earned an RBA in 2000 and a MA in 2003) – I’m thinking toward retirement here in about 15 years (17 at the most) and I don’t really want to be a substitute teacher. My dad was a high school math and science teacher (Algebra II, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programing – with a couple of Apple IIe computers and 8 Commodore 64s, Computer Math, and Geometry). When he retired, he retired. He didn’t tutor or substitute. He was done with the school system. [Yes, I had him as a teacher for everything but Physics - I was chosen for the yearbook staff my junior year and luckily couldn't take that class. Sorry, Dad.]
I’m working on a BBA in Accounting, something I hope I can use to start my own business, or just work part time. After driving 300-400 miles a week for 25 years now, I find I’m starting to become really tired of the hours spent on the road.
Taking two classes to get back into the swing of things, I’m finding it rather difficult to get into homework mode. One class I’m taking is not required, but one I’ve had my eye on for several years. I will finish the class, but my grade may not be the best. And I don’t care at the moment. The other class is about using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. I currently use all but PPt in my job, but I find I am learning new things everyday. The only downside to this class is that I really need to be logging in using a pc and not a Mac to access the training and exams. So it looks like I will be spending more time at work, after work, to get my homework completed. In the fall I will start with the accounting classes.
Onto my knitting, which has been severely lacking, because of the homework. I haul this bag back and forth to work, intending to do something on my lunch break. But I never do. I end up eating while I work, then I stay busy for the entire afternoon. I think once during February I actually pulled out the knitting.
This pattern I bought to make for my niece, who loves her two dogs, Gizmo and Indie.
This pattern I bought for myself. Even though I have never been to London, it is one of my favorite cities. When I saw this kit, I had to buy it. Luckily, it was on sale, but was still quite expensive for a kit. I hope in the end it will be worth it. Progress pictures will be forthcoming as well, along with my knitting ones.
Here’s to a great ending to February and an early Spring this year. I can’t wait for warmer weather!