This week, I am thankful:
that I passed my math test!
This is the one where we have to get 18/20 (with two tries) or we get kicked out of the semester.
I carefully wrote a neat equation for each problem, got to the end of the test, went back and rechecked everything and I am good to go.
that my friend in class passed her test
She’s Lisey’s age and is terrified of math (her parents used to yell at her about it, as though an increase in volume helps young brains understand math?), so I told her I have a long history of not yelling at people about math and offered to help her.
We got together twice to work through some practice tests (“Thanks, Mom!” she says, and that always makes me laugh.)
Thankfully, she passed her test this week. I was so happy!
And I think it’s funny that my homeschooling experience is coming in handy at college.
for the fun I have with my classmates
Of course, most of our time in lectures is spent listening and taking notes. But on breaks and in between lectures, I love hanging out with the people all around me.
We always think our little section of the nursing hall is the best one. 😉
that I’m managing to walk during nursing school
I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to my usual walking routine once nursing school started, but I’m happy to say that I am figuring out ways to make it work.
It’s been a little challenging with the sun coming up kinda late right now. The other day, there was not enough daylight to allow me to walk before class…so, I walked to and from college twice (I had to go at two separate times for things that day), and that solved the issue for that day.
I walked 111 miles in October (my usual average before school was about 100 miles, give or take a few), so I’m really happy with 111 miles.
And once the time change happens this coming weekend, it will actually be easier to walk in the early mornings before class since the sun will be up an hour earlier.
for fall beauty
I know it’s kind of a basic thing to be thankful for, but here we are.
Also: isn’t this seed pod interesting? It obviously propagates itself by using the power of the wind!
Something else fascinating: I saw this big goldenrod plant one early morning…
And then when I got closer, I noticed there were a whole bunch of bees (ok and a few wasps) sitting on it, motionless.
Apparently, it’s normal; I’d just never seen this type of behavior before!
I suppose for a bee, a flower is just as good as a bed is for a cat.