Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Finals Update

Well, after a LOT of fighting on my part, I won and he was considered "in the wrong." He had to (and did) accept my final and I still got an A on it. :o) Thanks for all those that spoke w/ me regarding it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


I am in school. I'm working on an A.A. in Criminal Justice through the University of Phoenix. My finals were due on Sunday. Finals through UOP are, for the most part, papers and/or power point presentations. My classes were Environmental Science and World Religions. So, things were going okay through the term. In the Science Course, the final was a 2000 word paper and a power point presentation. That was simple enough, got it done.

The World Religions final was a 2000 word paper. I got it done, and went to turn it in. The classroom setting is a message board, with 4 forums, one of wich is private just for each student and the professor (each student has their own private forum). The Final was to be posted in this private forum. When I went to submit it at 1:40am there was a message sitting there from my instructor. The message:

"It is now after midnight and you have not posted your final paper. According to Axia College policy I am unable to accept late work beyond the last day of class. If you have any questions please refer to the course syllabus which outlines the policy on late work."

THIS is complete crap! Pardon my crass language, but it is! I checked my syllabus, and sure enough! I had until midnight ARIZONA time...not EASTERN time! So, I sumbited it anyway, telling him that I DID check the syllabus and that the syllabus said I had until 3am. I am...2 days later and I STILL haven't gotten a reply from him! I have called my academic adviser, she consulted other people "in charge" and they all agree: I am in the right, my paper WAS submitted on time, and he has to accept it per school policies. How can I get through to him, though, if he won't respond to me!? I have tried emailing him both through his school email AND the personal email he gave the class, no response.

I am understandably stressed out. Our final grades have to be turned in by the professor soon and he won't acknowledge me or my paper!

Anyway, I'll keep y'all updated on this saga. Thanks for reading and for praying for a good outcome.

Friday, June 15, 2007

My Homemade Mei Tai!

So I finally tried my hand at a Mei Tai. I used wrap straps instead of padded straps. What do you think?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hitting the Nail on the Head

So I found this personality quiz on the myspace page of a buddy of mine. I was intrigued and decided to take it (I don't take very many of these). The results shocked me...and at the same time I was impressed. The hammer hit the nail on the head with this one!

You Are a Warrior Soul

You're a strong person and sometimes seen as intimidating.

You don't give up. You're committed and brave.

Truly adventuresome, you are not afraid of going to battle.

Extremely protective of loved ones, you root for the underdog.

You are picky about details and rigorous in your methods.

You also value honesty and fairness a great deal.

You can be outspoken, intimidating, headstrong, and demanding.

You're a hardliner who demands the best from themselves and others.

Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul

Friday, June 01, 2007

Coloring on the Walls

Well, I found some beautiful artwork done by my precious little Sweet Pea this afternoon. It was beautiful. Bold colors: orange, blue, yellow...just beautiful. Covering the walls from my baseboards to as high as her little arms could reach.

I rewarded her for her job well done by handing her a sponge and showed her how to scrub. She scrubbed. And she scrubbed. And scrubbed....and scrubbed...and scrubbed.

She scrubbed the walls for a good 30 min. She scrubbed while I made dinner. I told her to scrub until the crayon was gone. It all had to come off.

She whined. She cried. She asked me to just spank her. She asked me to put her into time out. She scrubbed.

I scrubbed too. I also cooked dinner. When dinner was done, I sat her down. We discussed why she is not allowed to color on the walls. I informed her that if she did it again, she would have to clean it off again. She apologized and we ate dinner.

Later, I asked her if she wanted to color on the walls again. Her response: "NO! NO! NO COLORING, Mommy! NO COLORING!!!!"

Lesson learned? I think so.

June 1, Halfway Through '07!

Today is June 1. That means we're half way through 2007. I can't beleive we're already half way through 2007! WOW! Where has this year gone? It seems as though it was only yesterday that we were celebrating the new year, and now another school year has come to a close, DH and I have celebrated another birthday, our children are another year older, and we're looking at the future wondering what lies ahead. Does anyone know where the year went?