Friday, November 30, 2007

Meeting Josh

Here is Alicia and I meeting baby Josh. Alicia just loved holding him. She will be a good mother some day.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Nothing's Ever Easy

Getting recertified as a teacher in NY state is involving a bit more than I imagined. It is going to be time-consuming and expensive...and a headache to say the least. I still KNOW that I am going to grad school to be a school librarian, but I'm no longer sure exactly what route I'm going to take. There is the option of forgoing the recertification and attending the University of Buffalo. In this route, certification is a part of getting the Master's Degree rather than it being a prerequisite.
The pluses for Mansfield is that the program is entirely on-line. With UB, it is only partially on-line and that would mean I would need to travel back and forth to Buffalo to attend some classes. Which way should I go, God?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

And so it begins...

I've been tagged by T. What could I possibly say about myself that I haven't said on subsequent lists of arbitrary facts? Who knows? I am not that interesting of a person. I'm taking this opportunity to update on what is going on with me in regards to going to grad school.

Here goes:

  1. I am planning on getting a Master's Degree in school library science enabling me to be a school librarian.

  2. In order to begin grad work at Mansfied University, I must currently hold a valid teacher certificate.

  3. Mine expired in 1999.

  4. I am in the process of recertifying.

  5. It could take an entire semester to do this...thereby delaying grad work until the fall 2008.

  6. I'm waiting for an official transcript evaluation.

  7. From what I can figure out on my own is this. I need to take 3 exams. Take a course in special education. Go to 2 seminars about child abuse and school violence. And get fingerprint clearance.

  8. I'm really excited about starting the library program. I think it is a great fit for me!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Up Up is time for Up!

Go Allen! Go Allen!
Don't fall!

Now Audra's turn!

Weee Haaa! You go girl!

These are pictures that were taken by my niece, Danielle. She just emailed them to me today! They were taken in August.

Monday, November 05, 2007

What's up?

You are all right. I haven't been blogging lately. I just really haven't been in the mood. I don't know why.

An update on me. I am seriously considerring going to grad school. I'm looking into online programs for Library Science that will certify me to be a school librarian. I just feel like I need a change. I need to do something to fill my empty days. I used to be quite content staying home with my babies, but now they are all in school. I have too much free time. At one time, I studied to be a secondary math teacher. I never did that and I can't see myself teaching math, but being in the school system still does appeal to me in a lot of ways. I'm really excited by the idea. I just have to figure out what, where and when. (and how to pay for it)