Friday, December 24, 2004

Santa's Helper

Kelly took the girls to the Mall on Thursday to see one of Santa's Helpers.  They were the first ones in line when the helper arrived at 10:00am.  The girls both told him what they wanted and then Kelly wanted to take their picture.  Well the photo policy is that you have to buy one of their pictures to be able to take your own.  No big deal except their cheapest picture was $13, and it looks worse than I could have printed at home.  What a rip!  At least Kelly was able to capture this cute picture.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

The Final Grade

I decided to check online today to see if my professor had posted my final grade for my art class.  He did and I got an A-.  I'm a little bummed by the -, but at least it was an A.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Educational Advancement

Yesterday I received my Certificate in Computer Programming from Indiana University.  It looks identical to my Associates Degree, which I received from them.  I don't know what I expected it to look like, but it just struck me as odd that it looked just like a degree.  Now what?

Monday, December 13, 2004

Excellent Educational Product

I just tried to get your attention with the title, because what I actually mean is really cool TOY.  A couple of weeks ago while searching for Christmas gifts for children in our family, Kelly came across Magnetix.  They come in different magnetic shapes, and colors, with little silver balls to help hold them together.  The girls have played with them a lot since we have gotten them, and yeah Dad has too.  Hopefully during the holiday season and in the future they will collect more of these sets so that we can build bigger things like this.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Megan's Holiday Program

Megan sang in her first Primary School program last night.  Her Kindergarten class sang three songs and Megan sang every word.  We were so proud of her.  The interesting thing was that she performed on the same stage that her Aunt dominated a few years back.  The holiday program was held at Clay High School.

Great job Meg!

Thursday, December 9, 2004

No More Teacher, No More Books

I finished my last class today for the current semester at I.U.S.B.  I spent a lot of time on my final project and today I presented it to the class.  They all seemed to really like it, especially the professor.  My gut feeling is that I did really well this semester and I am fairly confident that I will see an A when the final grades are released.  I enjoyed this art class (Fundamental Studio-2D Design) and really enjoyed the last three assignments which allowed me to use Photoshop to create the art projects.

Friday, December 3, 2004

Injury Update

I had an appointment with the Sport Medicine doctor yesterday and got an update to my ankle injury.  The good news is that I can stop using the crutches and the walking boot, if it doesn't cause me any more pain.  It feels pretty good to have an actual shoe back on, it keeps my piggies warm.

Oh yeah and I guess then there is the bad news to report.  The type of injury that I have, OCD grade 3, is not a very common one.  It's also not one that has a guaranteed medical fix yet.  They are doing much research on this injury right now, but that doesn't really help me.  The doctor said that around here there are not many people who actually do the surgery, so he is going to look around in the next week to find someone (Indianapolis?) who more commonly performs this operation.  The really bad part is that the surgery is not a guaranteed cure.