Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Saved by women

So... the phone rings at 6:30 p.m. A mom is asking about the homework tonight. Apparently, Z* and his classmates had to watch the debate between Obama & Clinton. When I said debate, (on the phone) Z* had a look on his face like, "I could've had a V8!" I had the impression that the assignment had laid dormat in his brain since 1:00 p.m. I was trying to find the debate on TV, so I called Lauri and got the information. So, if you didn't have cable there was a live feed on http://www.msnbc.com/. Anyway, Z* logged on and watched the debate, without a glitch. He was blissfully unaware how many people helped him complete his assignment. Thanks to all of the women.

I wanted to let my 5 faithful readers know that I am forcing myself to do my graduate stuff first, then blog (if I have time). I made the decision at 2:00 p.m. on Monday to push forward with my master's.
Since October, I have thought about the following possibilities:
1) Stopping the master's altogether, becoming a meter reader
2) Revising and/or changing my thesis because I have to interview my students before June 7th when the school closes
3)Postponing my thesis and taking a math class only this summer
4)Taking this summer off because my kids will say in 20 years, my mom spent too much time working on her master's and that they will be forever damaged/lost/depressed/___________.

I have talked to many of you, and I appreciate all of your advice, thoughts and suggestions. Louise in December told me that I should be interviewing students during my lunch hour, for god's sake and get it over with! So I have been mulling this information over for 60 days, give or take an hour. I called my advisor, Yuichi, at Chico State and he answered the phone at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. He told me to send him a timeline in 24 hours and he'll look at it, as long as it was detailed enough. (He should read my blog!) So the current thinking is that I am close to 1/2 way through and I should interview the students while I can. (The original plan was to interview students in the summer.) The first step is I need to get permission from EVERYONE (in writing). Of course, my immediate dilemma is that I can't find my graduate program that 2 committee members already signed off. So, wish me luck!

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Tres Amigos photo (S*, Snowman & Z*) is very fetching!

We'll be seeing the kitchen in person soon!