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Saturday, November 21, 2009


Today I finished my schoolwork through the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so I had time to check on my college applications. Yesterday it snowed and I got to go out for Friday Girl's Night Beading with Julia and Jaimie (which was a blast by the way!)but today I started coming down with the cold that Spencer had last.

After I was done...I read some Harry Potter to Spencer and then jumped right in to updating my college applications. I applied last week for Oregon State University and this week for the
University of Oregon, so nnow the question is will I be a Duck or a Beaver?Manny applied for the Beavers with me.

Here is the breakdown: If we are Beavers we can take many of our classes on line and start now. They have a program that works in conjunction with community colleges and upper level at the same time.

Manny and I are only a Math requirement away fro upper level class life. Manny is majoring in Liberal Studies/ Psychology...I am shooting for Liberal Studies and with OSU's online Political Science.

And OSU's other big draw is its Linguistics programs for me. I studied Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese at the college level. I also taught myself to read some Greek and Japanese. I can't really get a Linguistics degree on line though with OSU. So now I am shooting for my next favorite subject in college, Political Science.

I also have applied for AHA...a study abroad program that starts this March. It is about going to Greece this year. I really want to do a year or two abroad to get more fluent at languages and also to get in time overseas to perhaps work for the State Department after I graduate.

I am also leaving room for law later and a Masters degree.

With OSU's study abroad program I was allowed to bring a dependent (Spencer) and also a significant other. Sounds awesome to me. The studies were half the fun. There would be a chance to leqrn language and also culture and architecture. All at the University of Athens.

I managed to get my transcripts sent off to OSU while roaming around CA last week now I am needing to get copies sent to U of O and also the study abroad program. I am just glad we have our passports!

U of O ( a Duck) is my fall back and is just as exciting. It did not have an immediate Greek program though. But it does have a Linguistics degree (still OK for prelaw) and language choices as well. It would not start until next Fall and my grades are defintiely OK to get in. At the University of Oregon I wan't have to worry about Math since I will have plenty of time to get that last class done before starting next Fall 2010!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Made 3 curtains for the front room and a bean bag for under the doors to cut down on the drafts....Need to make a few more of those to make the house more energy efficient...and curtains for the kitchen more cozy....

I want to knock out a skirt for myself too...a female moment....

Beautiful Day.....

Applied at both Oregon State University (this winter) as well as University of Oregon next Fall.
We will see if I get into them and pick from there. I also got an A in Polisci 5- the politics of underdeveloped just having to get through the end of this semester and then on to Winter quarter to get Math taken care of...I am not as far in MAth as I would like. I helped two really together people get their FAFSA's done and into the local Community college. Pretty exciting!

Having fun every day with Manny and Spencer!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Spencer's off and playing...

Spencer is off playing with his new buddy and staying overnight with a mother who isabsolutely excellent to kids. So here I am with time on my hands andI revert to what I have always found as my default position...I am watching documentaries and studying for class! I just found out that 20 years after Chernobyl. It is fascinating!! The radiation counter is clicking like crazy!!! Yet a few people who were older creptr back in right away and are still eating their homegrown foods!!! It is also interesting how the fancy high rises are completely overgrown with lovely trees and plantation. People left the next day while being told they were only going to be gone for 3 days and they still have not been able to get back!! There are also wild boar roaming around the fair grounds and wild creatures in buildings. Very fascinating!! Chernobyl reminds me of a time I flipped on the telly while pregnant with my many of the original workers died immediately of radiation poisoning. A whole forest (the Red Forest) up and died immediately turning red.. Very bizarre to imagine theri is still a zone that is unlivable in Russia from that plant!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's a beautiful Morning.....

I woke up this morning, realizing that everythingI wanted was coming true....I am already happy. Happiness is not some elusive future that I need to strive towards at this is already here and feeling truly great!
I got my packet of information about a Political Science degree yesterday in the mail from Oregon State University. It is a great school and it can set me up for a chance to study in Greece for up to a year as well as rack up the prelaw set of requirements.
Today I set up everything so that when I have the time I can call them and see what needs to be done all I need is the 50.00 to be able to turn inthe paperwork.