I'm back in school! I'm taking the two classes offered this fall that I NEED! Then in the spring I'll be taking my LAST THREE CLASSES!!!!!
Yay! Back on track!
I hadn't been able to register for them last spring because they filled up wicked fast, and even though I checked fairly regularly over the summer, there hadn't been any openings. So I went to the first day of Graphic Design Problems 1 (at 8:00 am. UGH!) and asked the teacher what the chances were. She said they were slim, but that there was some chance. Then I talked to the other teacher who is teaching the other class I need and she was pretty sure she'd be able to get me in.
When I was at the second class on Wednesday the first teacher told me there was a spot for me, and then the 2nd teacher told me the same thing. I got registered for both classes!!!! w00t! There was actually one guy who had contacted the first teacher about trying to get into that class before the semester started, but since I showed up for the first class and he didn't I got bumped up the list before him. :)
So, I'm in Graphic Design Problems 1 on Tuesdays, 8:00am to 12:00pm, and Print Production 2 on Wednesdays, 1:00pm to 4:00ish pm. Also, mle292 has a 1:00 class in the same building on the same floor as me on Wednesdays. I ran into her this week. mle292, now that I'm registered for class I'll be much less stressed & hurried next time I see you. :)
Work: The other lab girl, R, put in her notice because she's moving back to Iowa. This means that if I wasn't in school I'd be able to get full time hours. As it is, I think I'll still be able to get all the processing work done while working 3 full days and two half days.
I have no big plans for the holiday weekend. hellbob & I are both dog-sitting, but different dogs in different houses. He's going to be staying with LJ-less Jeanines gorgeous greyhound, Zoe. I'll be staying at the MonkeyHouse with genevra & akdar's dog, Kyanna (or however the f**k you spell it. Pronounced key-on-na.) We may meet somewhere over the weekend for the dogs to go on a playdate together.
Then on Monday when I'm off work, I'll be going to the Minnesota Zoo. At the end of the summer if it's been a while since I've been there I like to go on Labor Day. It's the last day the butterfly house is open, and it's also less crowded than your average summer weekend day. Everyone is at the State Fair or the Rennaissance Festival instead! And I haven't really gone much this summer because the awesome success of the Russia's Grizzly Coast exhibit has meant that it's more crowded than I like. I'm thrilled for the zoo about the success and huge increase in attendance, but I selfishly want all those people to be there when I'm not!
Oooh! State Fair! Did I mention the State Fair yet? We went last Saturday. I had deep-fried pickles, and cheese on a stick, and all kinds of other wonderfully bad for me things! The kaldeth & kalfoley family and lucky13charm went with us. It was a very fun time.
OK, bed time now. At least I can set my alarm tonight since we have power... The power in our neighborhood was knocked out at about 11:00 last night, and was out for about 4 or 5 hours. Cool thunder and lightning though!