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Each week ten words are posted to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind. “Rules are, there are no rules.” There are no right or wrong answers. Don’t limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Abusive :: Drunk
  2. Psychotic :: Urges
  3. Parents :: Only Human
  4. Yell :: Let it all out!
  5. Amulet :: Of Power
  6. Sandstorm :: Can’t See
  7. Amusement :: Dance for my ____
  8. Imitation :: Pale
  9. Baby :: Bounces
  10. Rainbows :: and Lollipops

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This is one of my favorites that I’ve taken in a while. The central flower being bound up in a spider’s web just appeals to me somehow.

Many thanks to all those who are enjoying my pictures. Your kind words are appreciated🙂


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I say … and you think … ?

  1. Disguised :: Intentions
  2. Big wheel :: Keep on Turning
  3. Irritating :: Habit
  4. Care :: Or not
  5. Grandpa :: Old
  6. Shooting :: Star, that’s what you are
  7. Sunglasses :: At night
  8. Stampede :: Steer
  9. Painstakingly :: Obvious
  10. Terrible position :: Sometimes Kinky Doesn’t Work

mutteringsredanimEach week ten words are posted to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind. “Rules are, there are no rules.” There are no right or wrong answers. Don’t limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head.

College ID
College ID

Wow, was yesterday a long day. I worked from eleven pm to seven am, then went to the gym just to soak in the hot tub and get cleaned up, then on to RVCC (Raritan Valley Community College) for orientation from nine am until two pm. However, at the end of all that, I was (am) a registered, full time college student! W00T!

The first semester is going to be rough. They make you take any ‘developmental’ courses in the first semester, which means there was an English lab and and Algebra class that I had to take, so I’m taking 17 credits worth of classes. Add that to the fact that I was signing up for classes two weeks before the semester starts, and you get a fairly nasty begininng schedule. I’m actually glad that I’m working nights, but I still ended up taking classes six days a week.

So, my schedule is:

  • Monday; English 1 from 7:30 to 9:50 and Financial Accounting from 10:30 to 12:25
  • Tuesday; English 1 Workshop from 7:30 to 9:50
  • Wednesday; English 1 from 7:30 to 9:50 and Financial Accounting from 10:30 to 12:25
  • Thursday; English 1 Workshop from 7:30 to 9:50
  • Friday; Principles of Marketing from 9:30 to 12:20
  • Saturday; Elementary Algebra from 8:30 to 12:10
  • Sunday; Off (from school)

Not really a killer until you add working full time (45 hours) and extra time for course work. According to their formula, I should count on two hours of study/homework time for every one hour in class Which would mean 17 hours in class = 34 hours of course work, plus 45 hours at my job;  let’s be optimistic and throw in 8 hours of sleep at night (56 hours a week) which would make 152 hours out of an 168 hour week accounted for. Let’s see there’s an hour round trip to work 5 days a week and the same for college 6 days a week, so that brings us to 163, leaving me 5 hours of “optional” time to do anything fun….. And, of course, I haven’t even figured any workout time into this equation……. So much for sleeping.

Ah well, it will be rough, but I can do it. I just have to buckle down and stay focused. Luckily, I’m so good at that😉

On the up side, financial age came through and I qualified for a grant that covers my tuition in full, at least for the next two semesters. I’ll get six hundred dollars in reimbursement from work, which will easily cover books and sundries AND the student loans from Gibbs that I’ve been paying off will be deferred as long as I’m in school, so that will take some of the financial pressure off.

Still, it will be an interesting fall. I may go back to being a caffeine addict. Heh, who am I kidding with “may”?

Send coffee and brain cells!

Ugh, what a week it’s been, filled with ups and downs. My father “popped” a vein in his leg the night before last. he’s go circulation problems and this will happen every so often. Usually, it’s no big deal.  he keeps supplies on hand to deal with it. This is the first time it’s happened since he went on blood thinners though, so the normal measures weren’t enough. I was, of course, at work at the time, so he ended up driving himself to the emergency room (the hospital is less than a half mile from our house) when he realized he couldn’t get the bleeding to stop.They have a pressure bandage there with coagulants built in, so that did the trick right away. Unfortunately, he did bleed all over the house while he was trying to take care of it himself, so I got to come home after work and spend several hours cleaning up bloodstains. Now I know why Dexter always lays down plastic first. Man, what a chore. It doesn’t help that it’s been literally years since dad or I have given the floors a good cleaning. I was on my hands and knees with a scrub brush first, then mop, then mop again…. and it still needs more. Now that I’ve gotten through the first few layers of grime, I’m going to have to use a day off to do a real job on it all. While I’m at it, I should clean my room….

So, doing all that put me short on sleep before working last night, which didn’t make me happy. At least tonight I don’t have to be in until 11:00, so I get an extra hour. That’s good because tomorrow is going to be another big day, but in a good way this time. Tomorrow I have orientation for my return to school! Yep, you heard me right, I’m going back to college! Whoo hoo!! I’m going to be a Marketing major at Raritan Valley Community College as of September Second. It’s going to be rough, as I plan to go back full time, so I’ll be working full time and going to school full time, but hey, who needs to sleep anyway? At least working nights allows me some flexibility on class scheduling. I’m going to try for all morning classes though. That way I can go to work, then to class, then home to sleep…. In theory. As long as I don’t stop moving, I should be fine😉

So, more details after orientation tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


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