Good afternoon everyone! I had a crappy night’s sleep last night. Tried to sleep but couldn’t. So got up around midnight and designed a new pattern and transferred it to backing. Got back to bed around 2 AM. Didn’t sleep well though. Nightmares and just drifting in and out of sleep. So annoying!
Up around 8 AM to get going before someone came to pick up some aprons I’m selling. I started hooking the new pattern.
I also washed and blocked my Merino wool Painted Desert Shawl.
I decided to skip church this morning because, well, I was just too tired to deal with that elderly lady from a couple weeks ago - the one who took offense when I told her I didn’t trust her driving.
I have some reading to do today. Plus notes to take on my ESL Grammar Gale Course. I talked to a lady at an event last night who took the same courses. She is now an ESL teacher, BUT she said she got her training online through a nearby university, AND they would not accept any of the Gale Courses for credit. So now I don’t know why I’m doing this. Except I just want to tutor. I don’t want to teach a class. I might be better off in another program. Frustrating. The university program costs a lot of money though. Gale Courses are free through the public library.
The lady commented all education is good. I disagree (for a variety of reasons!). I commented that the Gale Courses seemed to be all theory and no practical. She agreed with that. The university courses are more practical she said. She had to write lesson plans and implement them in the classroom. Well I don’t have a classroom to implement them in! I’m feeling like I’m caught in a catch 22…can’t get into a classroom without certification, and can’t get certification unless I have a class to use as guinea pigs! And then there’s the fact I really don’t want to teach a class…just individuals. So I’m rethinking how to approach this whole business of tutoring.
I asked DH about some basic life books I thought we had. Books like “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Carnegie, “Psycho-Cybernetics” by Maltz, etc. He was able to pull them up. He also suggested Stephen Covey’s books, which I’ve read through before. He thought they’d be good books to take on road trips with us and listen to together. He’s never suggested that before. I like to make notes when I read or listen to books. Otherwise I forget immediately what was said. But I’m all for listening with him and discussing as we go.
Well, better get back to my bullet journal and figure out what’s next to do today! So far the bullet journal is working fine. I realize how much I’m actually packing into a day. It’s a lot more than I originally plan the night before.