Tuesday, September 24, 2013

lately...

fall

Autumn is here. It's my favorite season. I anxiously begin anticipating it's arrival about the end of July when I'm just tired of the long, sunny, hot days. And let me tell you, we got a really great long and hot summer here in the Pacific Northwest this year. But yes, I was ready for fall and cool days and sweater weather and shorter days way back in July.

It's funny. Now that I think about it the only change I really love and eagerly anticipate is the change of seasons. If I had to rank the seasons I look forward to most - autumn, winter, spring and lastly, summer. But I really do look forward to them all. I get tired of the hot sunny days in the summer, and the rain and cold in the winter, and spring - well, I don't seem to tire of spring.

Today is the second day of fall quarter at Clark College. I signed-up for one, two credit online only class. Times have changed, I know, but I'm really not so sure about this online learning thing. I am certain there are benefits to it (I don't have to find a sitter and drive all the way into downtown Vancouver for class, I can do my work whenever I please and in my PJs...) But I went to college in the early mid 90s. We sat in class. We tried like hell to stay awake in early morning classes. We ran into friends on campus. We met new friends in new classes. And we actually got to interact and learn from one another, not just a textbook and a professor. Does that make me sound old?...Maybe I am old. Forty and going to college...

And on this second day of the quarter I'm already questioning whether I really should be taking a class. I'm the queen bee of second guessing. Will I be able to do the work? (Yes. Yes you will, Andrea.) Do I want to do the work? (Umm...today - no, not really. This week - no, not really.) I guess lazy has gotten the best of me as of late. That's what being home and not working or going to school for almost seven years will do to you. But I have three assignments due by Sunday...

I've been in a photography slump. Again. What's new, right?... But an idea came to me today. A little project for October. I'll tell you more about it soon enough. ;)

Our hardwood floors are installed!! yahoo!! Eric and a friend of his from work worked their butts off and got it done in just three weekends. We have some work to do on the trim now, but the floors are in! And that nasty, gross carpet. GONE. We are using scraps of it as area rugs for now - don't want to scratch those new floors. The floor is defintely colder than the carpet! And we've had a few good laughs watching Sammy negotiate the new floors when she gets all excited when dad gets home. She's a slip-sliding mess. But it's funny.

Have you heard this song by Avicii?... Kinda catchy, I think.

Oh and this one. I love The Barenaked Ladies. Glad to hear them on the radio again!

I suppose that's all for now. Enjoy the week, friends!

a.




5 comments:

Jean said...

Andrea, I am taking two classes. I have a 4 credit Chemistry class w/ lab that meets every other Saturday for about six hours until early December, so we basically meet 8 times. I didn't know part of it was online, so it's considered a hybrid class; which I am not fond of. The other class I am taking is a 3 credit Logic course and honestly... I am not fond that I have to pay MORE for online classes and I feel like there is MORE work to do with online classes. I purposely took online/weekend class as I was unsure of my job situation, but I'm happy I did online classes as much as I dislike it. I miss in-class courses, I like discussing w/ my class and listening and asking questions, versus e-mailing my professor... So, I'm 28 and feel the same about it as you.

Yep, with the whole photography thing... I'm in a slump. I miss it, too! I miss blogging.

Man, seeing your hardwood floors makes me want some real bad, but the previous owners had put in new carpet & fake wood floors... So it's hard.....

Jessica said...

I liked that BNL song! Thanks for sharing it. I also like the other one too.

I have been in a photography slump, too, so I'm looking forward to knowing what your project is.

I think it would be hard for me to do online college, too. Being no campus was so fun. But, then again, with kids everything gets so very much more complicated and harder.

I miss fall so much. We don't get it here. :(

Jessica said...

*on* campus

Janet Kay Goettsch said...

Good for you getting back in school! On-line though would not be good for me, I'm not disciplined enough. I love the change of seasons, and summer is my least favorite (because of all the sun and humidity)

Janet Kay Goettsch said...

Good for you getting back in school! On-line though would not be good for me, I'm not disciplined enough. I love the change of seasons, and summer is my least favorite (because of all the sun and humidity)