Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, Monday

Woohoo it's Monday! I woke up today so it's going to be a great day! Right?

Trying my best to remain optimistic this week, the more positive I think the more positive I feel and the more I get done. Also the better my mood and if I'm in a good mood I eat less junk food.
On the agenda today is Microbiology, lecture then lab, then fitness class. My nutrition class was canceled due to an emergency in the professor's family so I get to get home before 8pm. Which gives me time to study Organic Chemistry. Yay, carbon chains, Sn1 and Sn2 reactions, Steriochemistry. Got to remember which atom likes to do it from behind...dirty little things those atoms.
Kind of curious how my Micro lab is going to go. The class lasts about 2 hours, it takes the TA about 30 minutes or more to lecture the exercises and demonstrate what she needs to us. Normally done in an hour and a half.  However, today we're suppose to do 3 different exercises and a skills test (Gram stains...look at the pretty colors...). One of these is going to take almost an hour to complete (between mixing the agar and autoclaving the medium and using the autoclave).  The other two are just smearing the cultures on plates of selective mediums...that won't take but a minute.  I guess as long as we can get the long exercise all in the autoclave at once then do the cultures and the skills test maybe we can get it all done quickly. I hope.
Somehow I get the feeling it's not going to be that organized.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Posting

Sorry I've not blogged lately, life's been busy. However this morning is already blessed as I got up a 7am to find all four of the kiddies already up and getting ready for church.
Today's  verse is: Psalm 145:8

 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

I chose this song today because I woke up singing it today.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In Memory of...

Alice Garrison 1/1934-2/2012
My hubby's grandmother passed away at 12am this morning (or last night whichever you prefer). She was a sweet woman and such a good role model for me and my children.  She loved her family with all her being. Always willing to help and forgive slights no matter how big or small. Her love was greater then that.  She truly had unconditional love for others.
She was a talented writer, artist, crafter. She loved to create.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends; playing a card game or just sitting around visiting.
She was strong in her faith and well loved at her church. She was one of those Christians that you knew by looking at her, she always glowed.  Even at her worse moments she had an inner peace that calmed.
I love you Grandma Duke and will miss you greatly. You were always so supportive of my education and proud of me.

Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.
The Lord is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; 
Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.
Psalm 28: 6-9

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunday Posting

Sorry I haven't posted all last week, I'm fighting a cold turned to bronchitis and so have been trying to heal myself while trying to keep up with school work.  I also did taxes and filled out my FAFSA this week, taxes look good the financial aid not really.  It said that I may be all tapped out for student loans and so I'll be relying on grants to finish out my undergrad degree.  So I definitely need to step up on the job hunting front. I have a ton of online apps filled out, just time to do some footwork I guess.
So for this week I'm praying that I get better soon and grateful that I'm not as sick as I could be, that I can find part-time work and/or scholarships. I'm thankful for all I do have and know God will provide a way for me to finish, He didn't see me this far to see everything fail now.  I'm also praying that maybe, just maybe, I can find a way into my Hubby's heart in to letting me get a new doggy.  I'm wanting one for a running partner and the ones I have don't fit that particular bill.  I have two lap dogs (chihuahua/poodle mixes) that we all just adore, one outdoor doggy(german shepherd/akita mix) who lets us know everytime anything happens and is just as playful as you'd want her to be.  However our big girl is afraid to be on the street.  She loves to be on the leash and will let you walk her around the yard and up and down the driveway as much as you want.  She'll even walk down the street a few (about 20) feet before she just freaks out and panics.  This happens sooner if she sees a neighbor or a car. Then she hauls tail to the house and won't stop or calm down till she reaches the front door.  I can get her to stop if I stop, as long as she doesn't slip her collar, but she's very worked up and wants to get moving again.  I hate stressing her out and think it would be better to just let her stay in the yard and get another dog that hopefully I can run with.   I really want to get a job first, because another medium to large size dog means more feed and stuff. I don't want money to be a problem.  Hubby said I would have to get rid of two of the ones we have now if I wanted another, not about to do that. I love my girls. If it's meant to happen it will, if not then I'm not going to push it.
So here is this weeks bible quote:

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.