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This week, I am thankful:
that my second exam went well
I had been away at FinCon for four days right before the anatomy and physiology exam, so I definitely did not do my usual amount of studying.
So, I felt a little extra nervous going into it!
But I got a 95, so I’m all good. Whew.
Next up is an all-practical exam on human bones, but I have no travel planned in the next two weeks. So, I should have time to memorize a bajillion bones and bone parts.
(We have exams every two weeks all semester long, so as soon as one is over, you start working hard to learn things for the next exam.)
that Sonia likes all of her professors this semester
Usually, with multiple classes, it’s a mixed bag. But she likes every single one this time around. Yay!
for the weather
This is a time of year when I am not having to work even slightly hard to find weather thankfulness. The whole forecast is full of dry days in the 70s, and I feel 100% fantastic about that.
for extra credit points
There are opportunities in my class for a little bit of extra credit every week, just for doing some extra practice tests.
I can always use more review, so I have been doing these every week.
Another happy thing: we get to drop one exam grade this semester. I hope I don’t bomb any of my exams, but it’s nice to know that it will not be the end of the world if I have a terrible brain cramp one time.
Oddly enough, my professor said some students apparently take this as permission to completely skip out on an exam early in the semester. I like to have margin, though, so I am planning to give each exam full effort. I don’t want to waste my dropped one in case I really need it later!
for online anatomy and physiology resources
I love my hard copy textbook, of course. But it is also super nice to have so many online quizzes, exercises, and games. I also appreciate all the slides and photos that are available. I really think I have the best of both worlds: a paper book + all the online resources.
What a good time to be alive!
that this Delta surge seems to be waning
I am happy to see the graph lines for the U.S. slowly coming down.
for the way human brains can keep learning
I was telling Mr. FG that in biology and in my current class, I always look at a new chapter and think, “Oh my word, I am never going to understand/remember all of this!”
But bit by bit, I work through the material, and eventually it all makes sense.
Two weeks ago, I knew almost nothing about epithelial tissue, and now I can recognize many different types on sight, and I know where you can find the different types inside the body. Plus, I know all the layers of the skin, including accessory structures.
I honestly think it’s amazing that my brain has been absorbing massive amounts of information for more than four decades, and yet it is still capable of learning more.
Imagine how sad life would be if our brains got full eventually and then we had to stop learning! I’m so thankful our brains don’t work like that.
that it is finally cool enough for me to wear my new Snoopy shirt
I bought it from L.L. Bean this summer and it has been sitting in my drawer ever since because I am not a person who ever wears long sleeve shirts in hot weather.
Sonia, on the other hand, wears sweaters all summer. She runs way cooler than me!
Anyway, I actually felt chilly this morning and I am very happy to be wearing my new shirt.
that there’s almost never comment drama here
Yesterday I wrote about LuLaRoe/MLMs, which are topics that can cause comment sections to devolve into dumpster fires in a hurry.
While things are a little bit nuts on my public Facebook page around this post, the comments here and on our private Frugal Girl Facebook group are all calm.
And that’s because the two latter places are populated by people who are part of this community, and you all are calmer than the internet at large. 😉
So, thank you!
By the way, the private Facebook group is free to join; I just keep it set to private so that it keeps out spammy people. If you click here, you should be able to request to join.
You can make posts there (for instance, to ask other readers for frugal advice about something), whereas on my public page, it only lets me start posts.
Alrighty. That’s enough from me!