Sunday, September 18, 2011

Updates and LSNED11

I thought perhaps this would be a quiet weekend but as it turns out there has not been much rest what with all the cleaning and visiting with friends, cooking and catching up on blog reading :)

I have been writing my lessons for LSNED down in my notebook, but it's still hard to get at my art table...

I did receive some news this week after thinking long and hard about a decision that has been eating at me for some time.... a lesson has been learned... "never say Never". I received my undergraduate degree some 14 years ago and said I would never go back to get my masters , but it appears that has changed and I registered for my first class in January as a non-program student which in short allows me to take a class towards my degree (in Nursing with a teaching focus)... which I will start the application process for in the coming weeks. This was a really hard decision for me as I know how much work it will entail... but in the end it will be worth it. I plan to continue working full time while taking classes through distance learning... so I am giving myself 5 years and if I finish earlier, well then that's just a bonus. I know some of you out there have done this... do you have any advice to give? I am looking for any wisdom you would like to share :)

What about you? Have you ever said you will never do something and then change your tune?

Here is my LSNED page I managed to work on yesterday...


We celebrated my FIL's birthday last weekend... my SIL Carol made a beautiful chiffon coffee cake for Harry... My MIL Ingrid did set that bar high in the cake making department... Carol did a great job and Ingrid would have been proud!


Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful page Ginger! And kudos on the decision to continue your education... what will your Masters degree be in???

    I have a bachelors in English and my JD. Now I'd love to go back to school for art!

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  2. Nice page, and that cake looks really yummy!
    Rinda

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  3. How exciting for you to be returning to study - you'll manage things I am sure! So much has changed for me in the last 12 months or so, I have learnt to just keep an open mind and go with the flow as much as possible!

    Page is really stunning - and - that cake ... my goodness, it is enormous, I bet it tasted fantastic too! Is it in layers? I can't imagine baking one that size.

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  4. Loving all of the colors you are using Ginger! Perfect compliments and contrasts. Beautimus!

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  5. Beautiful page - just look at that colour and pattern! And the cake is splendid - did you all manage to do it justice?

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  6. Lovely page Ginger with beautiful colours. Cake looks fab and congratulations on your decision. It sounds to me as if you've set yourself a realistic goal and I'm sure you'll be successful.

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  7. You always have such gorgeous embellishents on your pages Ginger and you place them so well.
    That cake looks just amazing! Good luck with the studying:)

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  8. Congratulations on your decision and good luck with it. I think 5 years is a good time. Love your page and wow - what a cake!

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  9. All the time! I said I'd never blog for example lol.

    Many congrats on taking that decision and the very very best of luck with it all. You can do it!

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  10. I don't think you'll regret the decision,Ginger...all the hard work will be worth it.

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  11. How exciting that you are going back to school! I waited 10 years after my Bachelor's degree to go back for my Master's. I taught 8th grade and took MBA classes in the evenings. Robbie was working full-time from home and taking 18 hours each semester toward his BBA. It was a crazy 2 1/2 years, but we were both so busy it worked out ok. I'm glad you are giving yourself plenty of time without rushing through - that's the biggest thing.

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  12. Congrats on making the big decision and being practical about time expectations! I can't imagine that you will regret this decision in the long run. I love the LSNED layout esp the colors. The cake is gorgeous :)

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  13. I'm in awe of you. You've made such a big decision, well done to you. On another point, another lovely project .... And lastly happy birthday to your FIL :)

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  14. I trained in nursing and didn't get a degree at the time, wasn't heard of at the time. I always said there was no reason for me to get my degree, I was a nurse why did I need it? Now 16 years after training I am completing the papers to get the degree. Just finishing paper 2 and then next year 2 more to do. So I know what it is like to work and study. I work 4 days, raise our family (2 boys 6&8yrs) and study 1 day a week. It has its moment but it is so rewarding when you pass something. good luck

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