I have been in full time classes (5 classes each term plus my major project throughout) since September. It has been so very rewarding. Now, with my final paper due soon, I am for the first time dragging my heels. I can't decide if I am just tired of writing or if I am struggling because this is a hard topic for me. Oh well, my first draft is almost done and I did well presenting the topic last week - so close to being done! I am debating using this paper as a part of my RPBio submission in the fall; it is not an easy topic for me but it clearly shows my new found statistical analysis skills. Something to ponder. I am sure going to miss going to class! Classes appeal to my logical, orderly side: I like learning, working on the information and presenting my findings in either paper or exam format. While exams do tend to cause me anxiety, I have certainly gotten much better in that regard over the past 8 months.
We had a nice weekend at our house - Rob and I had a rare date night out Friday, we went for tapas and drinks. Saturday Loic had Taekwondo and we visiting with friends. Yesterday I worked on this paper for what I hope is the last weekend day of writing for a few weeks! We also ended the day yesterday with a lovely hike up Lynn Headwaters with the two kids and three dogs. It was really nice, Maelle can now walk for most of it and the kids together are so funny. The dogs also had fun - Ty still loves to run and wallow in the mud. Yesterday was Rob's sleep in day so I met up with a group of friends and their kids at White Spot for an early breakfast. My kids did well, Maelle is getting past the age of having to wander her around restaurants - three cheers for that stage ending!
|This is the best photo of my attempt at a group shot. Tyler is the only dog who stays where I put him! Taz ignores me and Toby always tries to wiggle towards me - very funny.|
|Here is Loic on some old logging equipment on the trail.|
Ok then, back to my paper......