Saturday, August 27, 2011

hmmm... what to write...

Ok, so I have been reading all day for school and fun, and felt like writing something. I actually do have homework still, but I don't have any classes on Monday, so I'll do the relatively short and easy assignment on my earliest memory (I think it has to be of reading/being read to), then. Partly because I can't think of what to write about. Anybody remember the book about the girl getting a big cherry Popsicle and everybody taking a lick of it and so she hides it in her closet and (of course) it melts and she never gets to even try it. I can't for the life of me remember the name of it, but I had it in braille and it had this awesome picture of a Popsicle that kept getting smaller and smaller until it was just the stick...

I think that's one of the earliest memories I have, but I'm not really sure since I was read to a lot when I was little. *sigh* can you tell I'm bored and just wanted to write something? I was working on a story that I started in May, but I have very infrequent inspiration for writing it, and I ran out of it. I don't think I ever finished a story I started. :( If I did I don't remember it or have it anymore because of the random changes in technology and all of it breaking at some point.

Speaking of breaking technology, I hope my computer battery doesn't fry on me. I can't get another one right now, and i really need my computer! I think I need to put my files on dropbox again...
Seriously this post is so random!
I had 3 days of school this week, and only 2 next week. I don't always have my Monday class, and until field experience is finalized I have Wednesdays and Fridays free with 4 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 15 credit hours in all, o and I did change out of Pluralishtics and am taking it next semester. I was going to take 18 credit hours and 75 hours field experience, but decided I didn't want to deal with that much stress. LOL. I will probably take 18 hours next semester though, just to prepare myself for Methods. *shudders* I am nervous about next year for sure! Methods is the scariest (supposedly) part of Teacher Education, and I have a year to prepare for it.
Ah well, God willing... I'll survive, get my license after passing the test needed for it, and become a highly successful and well-loved teacher of students with special needs. If God has other plans... I pray he gives me very clear directions, because I suck at interpreting them! (and, as I realized reading through other posts, spelling! It's ridiculous!)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Let the Year Begin!!!

Today was the first day of my junior year. I love my schedule so far. I Have only one class on Mondays, (and we only meet 6 times a semester), 4 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 3:45, nothing on Wednesdays and Fridays until field placements are set up. I'll have 75 hours of work in the schools this year, and (even without PCC), I'll be in the classroom teaching! Yes! I actually want to get in contact with this lady who's totally blind (I think) and has tought preschool for years. I really want to know how the heck she did it (she's now working at OSSB.)
Ok, back on topic. I only had one class today like I said, and it's at 3:30, so I pretty much messed around and got my sylobi (plural of sylobus, which niether of those I can spell. Ug! and apparently my grammar's gone to heck in a hand basket as well! lol), for the two classes that have it posted as of earlier. That's gonna suck tomorrow if I don't have the others because the course shells for the classes aren't open yet. I ended up heading to campus at 2:30 so I could stop by DSS and get my books on my flash drive. I can't figure out how to use MyFiles, which is what the university uses, but it's confusing with jaws.

My first class went well, except there is 2 other classes that they recommend you take along with this field experience class, because they both involve teaching lessons to students after preparing them, but I'm only taking one, and the only open classes are during my Education in Pluralistic Society class (sounds scary don't it?), and my Weather and Climate class. Pluralistics I need for my major, and Weather and Climate is one class without a lab I can use for a science requirement. I freaked out, and emailed my adviser with an urgent email explaining the situation, so I hope she gets back to me tomorrow!
I'm excited to start placement, but I'm worried about that other class right now, and I don't know which courses (before Methods and student teaching senior year), have field experience.
Anyway, enough with my rambling. I'll try to post more this year, for my own benefit at least.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Job applications and Dentists.

Three Posts in 4 days? You all should be proud! :) lol
This summer, I've been looking for a job, so I can pay for some of my own stuff. I don't get any government aid yet, because I have to many savings bonds and such for college saved up in my name and they won't give me SSI till there done, and plus I'm in school, so... Getting a job is proving dificult though. Like I said in an earlier post, I was and still am trying for a babysitting job, but it isn't working out so far, so I've applied for a job at the library on campus. I literally went to the library with the Counseling/Voc Rehab guy, (he's working at DSS for grad school hours and helping me also helps him get hours), and he and I got an application from this lady at the info desk and he helped me fill it out and we sent it back Via Campus Mail. It didn't say specific jobs, and we didn't have time to look online for specifics, but hopefully they'll hire me for computer work or something not involving putting books on shelves lol.

On another, less wonderful note: I had a dentists appointment tonight, so I'm home for the next few days before going back for school. Normally I hate the dentists, (who doesn't?), and this time was no different. I have never had a Cavity before. I was always so proud of that fact since most if not all of my friends have had at least one, but my luck ran out today. :( The Dentist decided to get it done right then and there, so she numbed me, which I thought was going to hurt a lot more than it actually did and I was really tense haha! My mouth is still numb, and dad and mom keep laughing at my facial expressions and attempts at talking hahahaha!

I actually have an appoint with the (Opthamologist?) or whatever the eye doctor is called, Thursday, so it's the week for doctors I guess. I also need to get my prosthetic eye cleaned, but I don't have an appointment for that yet.

Wow, this is a really weird and stupid post, but I wanted to write something to keep my mind off food... I can't really eat well until I can feel my face! lol

Sunday, August 14, 2011

House of Mirrors

Here's another really good Tenth Avenue song: house of mirrors
Please listen to it! It is a very good song for all of us to keep in mind :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sanctus Real and Tenth Avenue North!

Tonight was the opening of the Stroh Center, the new athletic arina at BG. They opened with the groups. Sanctus Real and Tenth Avenue North.
I liked both groups, but Tenth Avenue was my favorite.
Here's "Healing Begins" (having problems inserting links, so here's the URL)
Now: Hold My Heart

also, go to
To download a really cool song they premered tonight!
I would post Sanctus Real songs, but am really tired, so I'll get around to it, hopefully tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Telling Potential Employers you are blind.

Ok, I was on this websight for blind/vi people to hang out called The Zone BBS, and i found this board post about the title of this post, here's my response, and if anybody actually reads this I'd like your thoughts on this please! :)
I agree that in most cases one would do better not telling of blindness before meeting in person, but here's something for debate: what about babysitting"I am looking for a babysitting job for the school year, and got my best friend to recomend me to one of the families she's babysat for because they needed someone for mondays and wednesdays which is when I could work. They have 3-year-old twins, one with autism, and they speak mostly duch, but are really getting good at english except when they are really upset. I went over to their house last saturday, with my friend, and was interviewed by the parents and then helped my friend babysit. They saw me interact with the kids and realized that the kids liked me a lot, and when I was leaving I was kind of hopeful that they'd hire me, even though they said they'd call me and let me know. I got called on Monday and told that they really were sorry but they were going to have to say no mostly because the girls were still young and needed someone to watch them all the time and they wanted someone who could read to them, (I told them I have braille children's books), and the one girl likes to go outside and ride her bike and doesn't always do what she's supposed to and stay where she should. I was upset, (I totally fell in love with these kids), but in a way I understand. They wanted someone who could read the books the kids got from the library and such, and they weren't there when we took the kids to the park and I helped keep track of them. I hadn't told them of my blindness beforehand, thinking that they wouldn't give me a chance, but my mom said that I should have when I told her about it because the parents are putting the safty of their children in my hands and need to know. I said that's why I had the interview! Any helpful ideas on this and how to get a babysitting job would be helpful. thanks :)


Ok, so I meant to post this last week, but never actually got around to it...
July 30, 2011 5:00 pm
T and C got married today. It was at outside wedding, and it was in the 80's and sunny, so it was hot. Abi was flower-girl and kowen was ring barer and they were sooo cute! Abi didn't know flowers would already be lining the isle so she started crying and saying, "I dropped them!" she even tried to pick them up hahahaha! Then kowen was crying because his grandma brought him chocolate to keep him quiet and, (of course), it melted, so he was upset about that.
the serimony was good though. I thought T was going to cry, but he didn't. The bride's-maid's dresses were apparently black with white mixed in. I was sitting by dad, so didn't get details about what was going on. C didn't cry either. We're waiting for the guys to get ready so we can go to the reception.
I did bring Bilko to the wedding, but I'm leaving him home for the reception. (although, I could probably get out of dancing if I brought him... lol.) I'm not a huge dancer, and I haven't been to a wedding since before Nick and I broke up and he was with me, so I'm trying not to be moody. I have to be happy... I'm still young and God will send the right person my way in his own time.
Ok, dad's yelling for me to get ready (which I am so he needs to shut it), and mom and B are arguing and ticking me off, so I need to go. tell more after reception.
11:32 pm The reception was fun. We all sat around and talked until the bridle party got there and they entered, D and A (best man and maid of honor), gave toasts. We then ate and it was Italian Chicken breast, (delicious!), garlic mashed potatoes (also very good), green beans, (good), and fetechini alphrado, (nothing special.) The cake was half white half chocolate with some kind of strawberry filling. WONDERFUL AND I WANT MORE! lol
Then the dances started, and for the life of me I can't tell you what their first dance was! :( The father daughter dance was, "I Loved Her First." I ended up talking to a friend, who I haven't seen in years, and we kind of just sat there for most of the night because the DJ KEPT PLAYING SLOW SONGS! Those are great and all, but I actually wanted to dance! That's weird, because I'm not usually a dancer. I'm not any good at it, so I'll mostly only dance with a lot of people on the floor so I don't stick out as much, or with family and friends around me. Finally they started playing faster songs, but I didn't want to dance until the "Chacha Slide" came on, and I made my friend go out with me to dance it. We danced off and on throughout the night after that, but a lot of the time not many, if any, people were dancing, so we didn't want to without other people. Eventually I ended up dancing when we were getting ready to leave, because Brian asked me to dance, and then (for shits and giggles), I asked R S (my friend's dad), and we danced. Honestly, I didn't think he would... Then B was dragged on to the floor by Aunt M, (put up to it by dad), and he sort of danced for a couple songs before leaving the floor again. The last song we danced to was The "Y-M-C-A." I ended up dancing with C's mom for a bit and then she got Walker because I told her too and we danced the YMCA.
We went to taco bell afterwords because mom and I were hungry and so was Walker and Bee'
Well, I'm tired so night all! I'll post this in the morning on blogger, (edited to not use actual names.)