I was naming ocean liners while you were jumping ship

This week has been SO BUSY.  But all is good.  School is keeping me very busy and I have my first major Anatomy exam next Wednesday.  It is on four chapters and covers a lot of material.  The instructor has given us a study guide for each chapter and each study guide is two pages long.  OY. I love this class but at times I think it would have been more beneficial for me to take straight anatomy rather than anatomy and physiology.   I must also admit that I’m tempted to also take the follow-up class.  Fun stuff.

I have also been knee-deep in working with the drama department at Beav’s school to help raise funds for the program.  One of the art related academies at the school is hosting a big fundraiser in a week.  I’ve been making good use of all the business contacts here in town to secure some great silent auction gifts.  Last week at our booster meeting I asked the instructor how much money she would need a year to keep the program running.  She quoted me $6000 – $8000 so I set the goal at $10,000.  Now I have to figure out how to do that.  I think that maybe half I can get through grants and such.  The other half….I’m working on developing a fundraiser idea for the program.  Something that, if successful, could be an annual event the program becomes known for.  I tossed around some ideas last night with the hubby and I’m still brainstorming.  I’ve been trying to get some of the other parents to help but they’re finding it difficult to think big.  I love Tupperware, jewelry parties, and the like as much as the next person but that is not going to earn our program $10,000.

Right now I’m thinking…Monte Carlo night.  We’ll see where that goes.

I wanted to share a couple of websites with folks that I spend a lot of time on and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

First is ancestry.com.  I finally gave in and checked it out.  Six hours later I was still at it.  I’ve been able to trace my dad’s side of the family back to when they came to this country.  I’ve had some struggles with my mom’s side of the family and am doing a lot of research on that.  I found out my great-aunt, whom I haven’t seen in forever, is still alive and lives hours away.  Her husband died in October of last year.  I was able to locate her phone number and am going to be giving her a call.

The second involves NPR.  Now for those of you who hear NPR and think, ugh, boring radio, YOU ARE SO WRONG.  First…..I once was involved with a NPR DJ and he was quite the experience…but that’s a story for a different kind of blog :) .  If you love discovering new music, especially Indie music check out one of my favorite sites KCRW.   I love listening to the eclectic 24 stream myself but the entire site is full of amazing music.  The best part – they make new albums available to listen to, online, in their entirely for a limited time.  That way you can really get a sense of whether or not this is an album you want to buy.  Plus they have apps for the droid and that other popular smartphone so you can listen on the go.  Please remember they are a public station so throw some financial support their way.

I’ve been up over three hours and haven’t showered.  I should go do that now.

Have a great day!

 

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