Hey everyone! I didn’t post yesterday because I spent the day studying for and taking my last regular exam (#8!). I got both the lecture and the lab portion done, so now all that’s left is my cumulative final on Monday. Sweet.
I’m going to dive back into studying today, but first, a blog post. 😉
This week, I’m thankful:
that I got to hang with my sister-in-law this week
I’ll probably tell you more about this in a future post, but my brother bought an abandoned house that is chock full of old, dirty stuff. He’s going to clear it out and renovate it, but my sister-in-law invited me to come treasure-hunting with her first.
That is totally up my alley, so we donned masks (the air quality in there is not top-notch!) and we sorted through some of the mess. I found quite a few things that were salvageable (and of course, some things that Sonia was delighted to have.)
We’ll probably have some more treasure-hunting missions in the future; there’s just so much stuff, we could not possibly get through it in a single night.
I love that my new family member is interested in rescuing old stuff; a kindred spirit!
that A&P builds on itself
A cumulative exam is still a lot of information to review, but I don’t think it will be too bad because it’s all related information.
Like, we learned about feedback loops in one of the first units, and then we’ve kept on seeing them in different body systems over the semester.
We learned about bone anatomy, which then fed into muscle anatomy and nerve anatomy.
We learned about events at the neuromuscular junction, but then the events at neuron synapses were pretty similar.
Anyway, I feel like I’ve been getting review on common concepts in many different modules, and I think that will help.
for a good professor
On yesterday’s exam, there were some technical errors (like, part of a question was missing, and one question had duplicated answers), so I texted her through our group app and she got back to me the same day and gave me credit for the questions that had issues.
I love that she has made herself available via text because it makes it so easy to ask a question, like when I’ve been stumped about a homework question.
I left a rave review for her on the student opinion form. 🙂
I would totally try to take from her next semester, but sadly, she does not teach A&P 2. Boo.
that I do not have to get a very good grade on my final
I played around with the “what-if” feature, just to see, and apparently, I can pretty much bomb my final exam without changing my letter grade.
So, that takes some pressure off of me; no need to sweat over Monday’s exam.
that Mr. FG can always fix technology problems for me
Our robot vacuum somehow got disconnected from the wifi, so he’s currently working on getting it back online.
I’m sure I could figure it out if I needed to, but I’m happy to not need to!
that Lisey’s electrical classes have been going better
She was having a rough time at first, but something seems to have clicked and she is routinely getting A’s on her exams now. Yay Lisey!
The good news is that the next three semesters are lots of practical rather than all the bookwork she’s had this semester. And the hands-on stuff comes easier for her, so it should be smooth sailing from here on out.
for lots of sunny days
Sometimes, we get an awful lot of cloudy days over the fall/winter, but we’ve had quite a few sunny ones of late.
The days are short, yes, but it helps if there’s cheerful sunshine in the daylight hours.
that there are only 12 more days until the shortest day of the year
We’re almost there, guys! The days will start to lengthen super soon.
(Sorry, Lindsey in Alaska; I know you dread the winter solstice!)