Sunday, August 29, 2010

Me and my writing style!

What writing has a style? A few months ago I would have said my style was to get the paper and hope something comes to mind and write for a few hours. Back them I found it hard to write. Like every thing we have to be taught writing. I now know that I have a style and it seems to be working. I even enjoy writing. First by doing research writing I am learning something new. Not only how to do it but I learn about every topic that I write. That is a plus. I also see writing that I am doing has more meaning. I feel this is because I care more about it. My writing style consist of pulling the research then reading over them to see what I an interested in and how I will present it. I found that I like to make an outline. This not only keeps me focused but lets me know if I need more information. When I start to write one of the many drafts that I do, I do not worry about spelling or punctuation. The important thing is to get the writing out while you have it coming across your mind. There is always time to focus on the corrections once the paper is developed. Once I start it seems I always have the paper on my mind. I mean I just want to sit and continue it. Well that is all for now talking about it has got me in the writing mood. Hope your creative juices are flowing also.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Well just another day in the life of a midlife student. My math class is really challenging my brain. I am not sure how much of a brain I will have left when this course is over. Just when I think I am doing good. Dread lock creeps back up. I am to the point that I need a scientific calculator. My son advised me to wait and he would bring me his over the weekend. He did and I was so excited to start my homework. I knew I would finish this chapter in a reasonable time not like the others 3-4 hours later. First question comes up and when I go to type it in the calculator my face dropped. What the heck do all those abbreviations mean? Well that was not what I expected so needless to say the calculator ended up across the table and I was back to pencil and paper. You know what ever happened to things being easy?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Follow your heart

Well today is the day to get a lot of research done for my comp. project. So far the topic has changed at least 5 times. But hey don't they say "Writing is a work in Progress." I surely am demonstrating that. As I sit here enjoying the somewhat cool breeze of soon to be a 105 degree day I once again get answers to the question"Why me God." I was always a person to have control of my life until ten years ago. I still do have the control just don't really understand the direction it is going into until days like today. I not only made the change of going back to school this year but also did a 180 on my career. I worked as a supervisor on financed auto loans. We collected and reposessed Stressful. Thank God I got the esculated calls so I could talk to someone. I always managed to get a relationship with the calls and get what I needed from them. MONEY One day my mind told me I needed school and healthcare. So here I am. I am very much a people person and care about people. Oh also I like to talk which helps. Today from doing my research and reading about the medical hardships people face I knew God was calling my in this direction for a reason. Again like they say, "Sometimes we get unanswered prayer." My prayers are being answered just not like I am expecting. So I guess I am really a work in progress too. Until next time have a great day.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can't count

Ok I need some opinions here. I just came back from Wal-Mart and got very irritated with my cashier. This is not a trait that I tend to display. My total for my bill came to $15.07. I gave the cashier $15.12. By the way this was a cashier working in the Pharmacy department. He looked at me and started to give me some of my money back. I inquired what was he doing and he responded you gave me to much. I then started to count out the money and explain to him that I did not have the exact change but the change that I did give him was because I could get a nickel back not pennies. He then preceded to tell me yes but it was to much. I explained to ring it up in the register and then it will show how much change he was to give me. He then said S--- and took out the nickel but still looked very confused. My thoughts were here I am out of work and if I applied for a job here I would get I the same pay as him perhaps a little more. And the language where was the customer service? As I preceded out the door I went out of my element again and advised the manager who was standing there of the issue. He then told me they had several complaints on him. My thoughts were why is he still there? Put him out collecting carts in the 104 degree sun and then he will learn to count. Perhaps the most disturbing is that we are enabling him to due this by excepting the behavior he is exhibiting. I don't know why this irritated me so much. What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Give It A Try

OK I am the person that blogging was the farthest from my concerns. But look here I am. Boy my life is a changing. This last year had been a lot of changes for me. The biggest one being I turned "50". Really I don't feel any different but to think I have been alive for 50 years. My first birthday card was from AARP. At least they were thinking about me. This year has been a lot of new beginnings. Look at me I am attending school and doing really well. I once was told I say on the bottom but look at me now I am soaring high. I became unemployed and in some ways it was a blessing. I got to do what I love and that is take care of my house and yard and spend time with family and friends. I am so relaxed but I am also ready to go back to work. I have this gift of taking care of others so I have a little job now taking care of a 89 year old gentleman. I cook for him and take him places he needs to go and most of all talk with him. We have grown close and he is like my family. Yea a lot of my friends describe him as my husband since I am divorced. One day they will get what is coming to them. My family brings me the most happiness. I have two wonderful sons Ron just moved to South Carolina and works for Boeing and Steve will start his senior year of college. They both are excited I am back at school until they receive several texts saying HELP. Really they are my strength. My brother who is retired also lives with me. We get into all kinds of trouble together. It is great having him here since he is the only family I have other then my sons. So now that you know a little more about me I am going to try this blob thing and who knows this year I may get awarded Ms. Blogger. Will keep you informed of the challenges I face going back to school.