Sunday, November 4, 2012

A nice, quiet week ahead? Here's hoping!

I know I have been neglecting my blog lately, but I have had several good reasons!

First up was the move. We got the keys to our new house on 13th October in the end, but I had packed up my craft stuff at the beginning of October. It is now just about useable again, though I have lost my big Expedit to the basement where it is doing a great job of being a room divider...

Then my dad came to visit on the 16th of October for a week and a half, during which time he helped me move & clean out the old house, as Stew was working 12 hour + days, six days a week.

The last weekend in October we were just starting to relax & enjoy our new place when Hurricane Sandy started looming large. So last week I spent getting over that, then Leo got sick with a horrid chest infection (which I have now caught!).

Yesterday I took my Praxis I tests which was exhausting, but I THINK I will have passed them with a following wind & a bit of sunshine! So I have booked Praxis II: Chemistry Content Knowledge for 24th November. That leaves Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching to be booked, I am leaving that until last as it's essays & quoting people's theories which I totally suck at! Once I have (hopefully) passed all those, I can mail off my application for Maryland Teacher Certification. Cool eh?

I have ordered the official ETS study guide for Science exams as the Kaplan one I had for Praxis I was useless as it turned out. But until that arrives, I *should* have time to do some stamping. I definitely need to, as my MIL bought 30 of my Christmas cards, and I have another person wanting to buy an unknown number, so at this rate I'm going to have none left!

I also have some sewing projects on the go, at the moment I am wishing for more hours in the day because I just have so many ideas swirling around the old noggin!

Anyway, apologies for being a bit AWOL lately. I can't wait to catch up on what all my fellow ACAD'ers have been up to.


  1. Best wishes for success with all your exams!! I am also in Christmas card mode trying to get about 50 finished for a charity auction coming up this Thursday!

    Guess I better get on it!

  2. Life is constant, isn't it! Wishing you well with your studies and exams, whew, not light stuff! looking forward to see what you create to keep some balance in your life!

  3. I hear ya! I can't seem to slow down and catch my breath either! Looking forward to slower days. Good luck with everything! :-)

  4. I hope you did have that quiet week - sounds like you could use it!