School

Classes start next week for me and I'm kind of hustling to get what I couldn't get done during the last 2 semesters, done during these 3 weeks. Have I been successful? Somewhat.

Not getting up at 4:30 a.m. Check

Reading for leisure. Check

Changing my volunteer hours. Check

Getting out of town for a few days, at least. Fail

Freezer stock up. Check

Taking Pictures. Check

Putting together recipes for this blog. Sort of, the pictures have been taken, but that's it.

Editing video. Fail, but mainly because I'm still trying to figure out the program. Premiere Pro CC is what I use. I've heard that Final Cut is easier, but Premiere has more customizable features.

Working on a business plan. A work in progress.

My puzzle. Fail, but I'm looking for a roll up mat, because I have no intention of finishing it in one session.

Writing. Added to one of my short stories. My book, not so much.

Anyone else back to school or at a new job? How are things going with you?

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Weekly Bee Count: 21: bumble bees; 3: honey bees; 0: unknown bee species

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Till next time,

Nadia

Overall my 1st semester was a success. Many bumps in the road but I didn't quit so that's the most important thing. I did gift myself to 2 spring/summer nail polishes. ("bikini so teeny" and "turquoise & caicos") Which by the way are holding up well.  With all of the baking, cooking, scrubbing and digging around in the shed that I've been doing, I'm waiting for chips to start, but so far so good.  A trip would have been nice but maybe at the end.

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My week off was just that, a week off. Not nearly long enough, but better than nothing, so I'm doing my best to enjoy the remainder of it and not complain. Relaxing has been hard for me, as it is when you're used to having something to do all of the time. Especially when I keep going over in my mind and dreams about what I could have done/should have done in order to make a project/assignment better. I will be redoing several things, because I need to get working on my online portfolio. That is a project in itself.

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I made another set of freezer foods, so I feel somewhat accomplished. Although there was a casualty with one jar of tomato sauce. I thought I left enough room for expansion but apparently not. Not enough food for everyday, but for the 1 or 2 days of the week that I'm too tired to cook and want something that tastes good and is healthy.

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I also had some frozen bananas in the freezer, so I decided to make some healthier banana & stuff muffins. Great for breakfast or a snack.

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I'm going to do my best to blog every Friday and stay on schedule. Although I still have my mind set on podcasting. It's just a matter of getting a good microphone at an affordable price. That's the one thing that is important when I'm listening to my favourite podcasts. If the sound quality is bad, I'll turn it off no matter how good the content is.  Anyway, have a great Friday and weekend, I plan to!


Book of the Month: The Affairs of Others: A Novel, by Amy Grace Loyd. The story of a young window, her tenants and how they intermingle, no matter how much she wishes they and she would stay separate. I'd give The Affairs of Others: A Novel a  3/5. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation. Links may be affiliate links.)

Till next time,

Nadia