Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day off

from the study, I am half way through the essay, and am looking forward to getting it finished. I had a read through it last night for about the millionth time and still found things to change lol, typical :)

Good night on TV tonight Lost and a show called underbelly which is based on a true story about a guy called Mr Asia, the story takes place in Australia, but many of the characters were from NZ. It is a bit shocking in some places, but overall pretty good, I like true stories.

Few more days left and then back to tech for 3 weeks, then two weeks holiday and then I am at placement for three weeks. It was four weeks of four days but they have changed it to 3 weeks of 5 days. The first and last week, I am doing 7am to 3:30pm and then the middle week is 2:30pm till 11pm.

I just hope I can get all of my assignments done, so I will not be stressing while I am there.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hello :)

I have not been here for a while, life is going along as it does. Children getting sick and having to stay home from school, so essays can not be done, three year olds turning from nice sweet boys into little terrors, locking keys in house, which means locking yourself out while still in pj's (yes that happened yesterday), an infestation of fleas, from all the humid heat in the last couple of months, ewww yuck, but thankfully problem is fixed and I am no longer having nightmares about fleas.

Sooo I am currently working on an essay, and I do not know when I changed my style, of producing essays, but for some reason I have become a real perfectionist this time around. For instance I spent 4 hours last week doing the essay and I only wrote 400 words in that time, as I had to make sure it sounded right and was perfect to me. Normally I am a get it written, read it a couple of times to check for mistakes and hand it in, but not this time, I am slowly meticulously plodding along to get it as good as I can.

This is the last week of my four week study break, not to pleased, the time has gone way to fast, and I thought I would have achieved way more, but never mind.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I have made a decision

I am sticking with the portfolio. I have chosen three news articles: 'Government urged to act on child poverty', 'Lighting up? Not in our back yard!', and 'Prepare for new break, breastfeeding laws'.

I have to critically examine the impact that these three diverse health topics have on Aotearoa NZ and consider the cultural/ethnic or social or political or economic influences (One or more, of these things) that may impact the impact health issues.

I have collected about 8 to 10 references for each article and I am only allowed to write 800 to 900 words per article.

Today I am starting on the childhood poverty article, my goal is to finish it. I am staying at tech till 3pm and then off to pick kiddies up, yummy lasagna for tea (made ahead) and good TV on tonight (Desperate housewives) and I still have some choc in fridge, all round good day, I say!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The plan is working

This is my third day in a row at tech, even though I have no classes.

AND I just handed my first assignment of the year in, the relief is enormous once you get an assignment done and handed in, is it not?

I am well ahead of schedule, it is not due till the end of March, but things will be crazy when classes start back, so if I do not do my assignments now, the chances of a nervous breakdown later on are very high.

I am now onto the portfolio (I decided to stick with it since I had already collected all of the info for it). Oh great just having a read through and the words critically examine are staring at me. We have been taught this, yes but am I any good at it? NO

OK, plan B I am going to go and look at a couple of assignments that are on desk reference and then make my mind up, I want to start this assignment tomorrow. I am on a role here, and while the motivation is still coming, I am going to keep the work coming.

Lost is on tonight :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009


and on a depressing note it is the first day of Autumn today :(

So sad, I love Summer, and it has gone way to fast :(


I have four weeks off, while half the class go out on practical. The time I have off is for doing assignments and study. I go out in May for four weeks.

So I am starting off on a good foot. Tomorrow I am going to tech as normal like I normally would and after a meeting with my lecturer about the family study we have to do. I am going to get as much of my first assignment done as possible.

Then pick the kids up and do the housework, dinner, family thing. I want to go to tech as much as possible because if I just come home after dropping the kids off I know I will just muck around. I have just decided (right now on computer) that I am going to go to tech 3 days a week and the other 2 days will be spend here at home, doing bit of study and I have a few things around the house that I need to get done. However my main priority is my assignments. I have been given an amazing four weeks of study and I intend to use it. It could be so easy to sit back for four weeks and procrastinate.

Greys is on tonight :) yay!!!!