Sunday, April 12, 2009

Oh the Craziness

I have a bazillion things to do and a bazillion things to write about. Finals week was INSANE. My kids are so so glad it's over. And so am I.
In my Humanities class (which was my favorite class), the final was a take home final. It was four essays. It took forever. These weren't just any essays. In each category, we had at least three essays to choose from. The ones I chose were to use four works of art (visual, music, drama, literature) that we've studied in class to back up Picasso's statement "art is the lie that makes us realize the truth." or something like that. That was fun. Another essay question I chose was something about diffusing propaganda, how do we deconstruct it and how I would tell others how to deconstruct, and choose one piece of propaganda to illustrate my point. That one was really fun. Another one was take three subjects (paintings, statues, characters) and put them together for spring break and where would they go and what would they say. That one was really fun. For those who know/care (I believe I will care in the future), I used Connie from Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, (short story by Joyce Carol Oates), the woman from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Julia from Herrick's "Upon Julia's Clothes." I thought it was funny. They went to NYC. I'm jealous. The other essay I did was put a soundtrack to one of the works of literature we've studied. I put a soundtrack to Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. That was so fun! And the essay was explaining how each piece of music goes with a specific part of the book. That one took a lot of time though.
I don't know what my final grade is in that class yet but I think it will be a B.
Science, we all know, is C+. I'm happy with that.
Middle East (my world foundations course) is an A-. I'm schocked by this because I got a D on my last test! I'll take it though! I did my first power point presentation ever in this class. It was on the death penalty in Iran. I got 100 out of 100 on that. Yay!
Religion I got an A- I think.
Communications 100 I got an A
Comm 201 (professional communications), I got an A.
Four A's, a B and a C! I'm happy enough with that! Next semester will be better (I don't have any pointless science classes, hehe)

Anyway. This week I want to:
  • clean my house
  • do my laundry
  • go grocery shopping
  • go to Lagoon
  • take my kids to the park
  • read 2 books
  • post pics on my blog from the last 6 or so insane weeks
  • Take my kids to the dr for check ups
  • get family pictures pictures
  • Buy books for next semester
  • write thank you cards for last semester's professors
So much for a relaxing week! I also start my job tomorrow. Oy.
Today I have to give a talk in church. Oy.


Melanie said...

I hope that one of those two books you want to read is the one I wrote! Oh, and add, "Write a summary for Melanie's book so she can send it in for publication." Thanks.

Stephanie said...

yes. It is. I think I'm going to have to put off the other one till the end of the next semester.

Linnea said...

You sure you can't stretch some of that list over another week or two? No need to kill yourself! Enjoy being done with school for a few days! Well, other than starting your new job anyway. Congrats on that, hope it goes really well this week! Hugs!