Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A lot learned - even if a little too late!

Hello all ~

Well I have not done well in class at all this term. It started out a little rough and then seemed to be going ok however did not last long. I started going downhill quick when it came to the draft. I started writing the wrong type of paper and then just couldn't seem to get it right. I have learned however that time is definitely needed to be able to right a good paper. Research is incredibly important along with all the steps in the writing process. I have really enjoyed the time that I have spent in seminars with everyone and the informatio that I am taking with me from this class. If I make it through then that is great however if I do not then I definitely will be prepared for the next time around. I also will know to pick a different subject to write about!!! LOL Maybe something I know a little about. Hope everyone has a great journey.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Nephew


Hope everyone is having a great week. I have been griping at my nephew... Sometimes I think he will never learn. My nephew, Jason, is 19 - he will be 20 in December. He has a 7 month old son named CJ. CJ lives with his maternal grandparents. When CJ's mother became pregnant she informed Jason that he was going to be a daddy and things seemed alright (with the exception that they are pretty young). By the time CJ was born however Jason and CJ's mommy were no longer on the best terms and were not a couple anymore. After she gave birth though it seemed like things may work themselves out with the two of them - or three. Things were going fine for a few days but soon started to get bad again. She (mommy) was having a hard time adjusting to being a parent. Jason stepped in and took care of CJ until he was told to leave from the mommy. She was, I am going to assume, mad that he was coping better than her. She told him to go that he probably wasn't the real father anyway... Paternity test time. In the meantime custody was temporary handed over to the grandparents through the court due to some issues that the mommy was having. Paternity test in... Jason is daddy - we already knew that - they look to much alike! Anyway, now Jason is trying to get custody. They had kept him from him for about 4 months. Just about a month ago he started being able to see him again. We took him to the court and the child services offices and got it all set up. He would like to get custody if at all possible however he has to re-establish the relationship according to the courts and child services. That irritates me as had the grandparents not kept them from him in the first place, there would be nothing to re-establish as Jason was the one taking care of him for the first 2 1/2 months or so... but whatever. Anyway I cannot seem to get it through his head to follow the child serviced instructions to make this a smoother journey to custody or at least regular visitations. He does see CJ twice per week but at the grandparents house. He would like to be able to bring him places or have him stay the night with him. Well anyway, Jason is doing as they asked but when he sees fit to do it. I keep telling him if you really want this then stop dragging your feet about things. He says he is not but I tend to disagree. They want him to take a parenting class. He said he would do this and told me he was going to check into where he can take it. They had given him a few ideas as to whom to call. I asked him about this today and he asked if I thought they may have the numbers for him to call... OMG phonebook - and they gave him the names like 2 weeks ago. It is just little things like this that irritate me so bad I want to hit him with a big tree over the head. The woman we deal with as child services said she wanted Jason to do this and make this effort on his own - she wants him doing the footwork and making the calls. I agree with her - I cannot hold his hand forever and either can his mother. He is an intelligent kid, heck he made honors in highschool. He looks so forward to his visits withhis little man and is so happy and always smiling and truely thankful to be with him. But when he is not visiting CJ he seems to be off track and not thinking about the big picture. I just do not know what else to do for him. I will stand by him of course but he is going to have to go the length and show that he can be an adult and do what needs to be done on his own. Well - he goes to court tomorrow to get the figures on the child support that he will pay... lets hope that after that he pulls it all together and gets started on building his life and realizing that he is no longer a child but a father and needs to start acting the part.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It just can't go smoothly!

Hello All ~

Just here to vent tonight! It has been one of those weeks. Where do I start??? Firstly, I still have no finished draft... UGH! I had one but I did it completely wrong and wasted it. I Feel like I read a lot of stuff for nothing, well I actually did. I mean I read on the topic that I am writing on but the wrong information. So I have been really negative now about this and am having problems getting it together. I am trying and one way or another I will get it together and done. To top it all off - I have been having internet problems most of the week. I can sometimes get on but cannot get anything to load. Everything wants to time out on me and then I start getting those stupid messages about internet explorer cannot display the page or problems with the internet connection and then asks if I want to diagnose. I mean come on!!! I share internet with my neighbor across the street. We live in a rural area and they only have so many connections available in this area and evidently they are all used up. I do not know what they mean by this they call them nubs or something like that. Anyway, my neighbor set me up on their wireless. I appreciate it but there are always so many issues with it and I get so mad I start cussing and wanting desperately to throw things - like the computer... It is just aggravating when you are gone 16 hours for so many days in the week and then when you have the time to do something you run into walls at every turn. Sometimes I just can't catch a break and wonder why. Then there are other time when I do it to myself and again wonder why. OK I will stop now. Now that I am done venting, it just dawned on me that I did not check to see if professor wanted up to just blog on whatever or if she wanted up to discuss something specific... OMG!!! I will all be ok, it will all be ok, it will all be ok... LOL have a great night all.

Monday, September 6, 2010

My Little Man Trying to Help

Hello everyone ~

My little man, Harley, has been able to ride his bike, without training wheels, since about May. He is not even 4 yet - he will turn 4 on the 28th of November. He looks too cute on his bicycle however it is getting a little to small for him. It is a little 12" Huffy Rock-It bike. I told him we would eventually get him a new one that is bigger. He responded with "I need to be able to pop wheelies on it mommy." I laughed because he tries real hard to do a wheelie and can actually get the front wheel off the ground about 3" and then of course right back down on the ground. Anyway so now I have to research and find a bike that will fit him and do a wheelie... LOL The things we do for our children. I guess we will go out and shop for bikes in the next couple weeks.

Had to share. Hope everyone has a great day.

Erika =)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Everything goes so fast...

Hello all ~ hope everyone has been having a good week. I feel like the weeks seem to be flying on by. I think heck I got all week to get this stuff done and then next thing I know it is over. It is then that I panic because I feel like I have not done enough to be prepared for the following week. I tend to procrastinate and then try to cram everything into the last couple days and then usually end up regretting it. This week has really not been to bad ~ last week however was rough. Had tons to do in my other class and waited till last two days and then was not unable to finish. This makes me so mad at myself and makes me even more mad when I find out that had I not been deducted for being late it would have been darn near perfect if not perfect... You would think I would learn. Maybe I will one of these days. Anyway, just wanted to ramble a bit. Hope everyone has a great one.

Erika =)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hello everyone ~

Well this week has a been a bit rough with work, a toddler, and school... I could go on and on. The school thing is my own fault as I tend to start late and then stress over the last couple days hoping to get it all done. Today is Tuesday and I am having problems watching the video that we are suppose to watch before taking the quiz. I tried watching it last night however it ends and seems to freeze up right after she explains about quoting and paraphrasing using what Miranda said as an example. Another screen shows up but nothing happens after that. I thought about taking the quiz anyway - thinking maybe that actually is all there is. I have sent the Professor a email and hoping to hear back today. That will be all I have left for this class and once that is done - I can bust my butt trying to get the other class work I have due tonight complete on time. It is not actually looking good! I am sure one way or another it will work out the way it is suppose to. Hope everyone is having a great day.

Erika =)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hello All ~

I am feeling really overwhelmed with everything lately. I am thinking too much on this paper that is coming up and on the topic on which I should choose. I have been trying to decide on either ADHD or OCD. I cannot seem to decide which one I want to write about. To top it off I then even thought about writing about MRSA. Decisions, decisions... I kind of wished we were given something to write on and then I would not have to actually make a choice.

I am concerned that if I choose ADHD that once I write it I will be told that I did not cover enough about it and that she would of liked to see me touch on certain other areas. I feel this way because there are so many different situations and people that could be covered if this topic is chosen.

Then there is OCD... My concern on that is will I be able to make the paper long enough. I guess I am going to have to check this one out a little more and then maybe I will be able to make that decision. The same goes with the new idea of MRSA.

The only thing I know for certain is that I am going to have to make a decision pretty darn quick as we have to give a thesis a try this week (today as a matter of fact) in the discussion board. WOW - talk about me and the waiting till the last minute.

I hope no-one else is having problems making what I feel should be a fairly easy decision. I believe that I am just thinking on it too hard and that if I would just decide and be done with it, it would make it a lot easier and less stressful.

Have a great day everyone =)