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Bummer

Well, I am frustrated (again) with my WGU course. This new class, TAT2: Technology Production is super aggravating. Apparently the course is being “updated”, and it’s well, garbage. Here are some examples: Course materials state that students will evaluate 8 technology items. Nope. It’s 5, from which you select 3. The idea behind the course is that you take a…

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My first He*rtlander

I admit it: I’m a chicken. I don’t want to be attacked by irrational He*rtlanders, so I’m obfuscating their moniker. I don’t have the energy to deal with people who are irrational. So yesterday on the Seminary FB Group, I got a report of a post that had comments that were going a little nutty. I looked at the comments…

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Master’s update

When I last posted I was waiting for results for JOT2Task 2 (Planning of Instruction) — passed on the first try! Hooray! I hit my first snag with JPT2 (Instructional Design Production). This was really difficult content for me. I have long known I am not a good beginner teacher of pretty much anything, and now I know the reasons…

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Excellently Detailed

Well, my first class ended up pretty good. Second class (JNT2): not so much. It was full of quizzes that didn’t relate to the readings, repeats from the previous course, nonsense organization…. I wasn’t happy. The paper I wrote was freaking amazing however. I ended up making a survey about teacher training in the church. It was not a great…

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WGU – Better Than Expected

I am relieved. My WGU MEdLT experience is going pretty well. As I expressed earlier, I’ve been a little bit apprehensive about the program. I was very anxious to get started, and I expected to have lots of time while sitting at the hospital with a relative who was having a planned surgery on Oct 30 and 31. As it…

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Fall Pomegranate and leaf

I painted two pomegranate still lifes and a leaf for LMA today. I think the second still life turned out pretty well: I’m still trying to figure out how to paint leaves. I’m finding that I can’t fake it — I require a reference photo. It made a huge difference on the second set of leaves I did.

Star Trek food ideas

I think it’s been a year now since I called up a group of friends From church and invited them to come over and watch Star Trek Discovery with Jared and me. We dressed up in our fan shirts, made themed food, and had so much fun we decided to make it a monthly thing. Sometimes we end up solving…

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Watercolor storm

I am too chicken to share my work on Faacebook (haha—I accidentally typed Farcebook. Maybe I’ll start using that name…), and so I’ve been posting it over on Instagram where I have just a few followers. Several people have talked about how much they like my work IRL, and I’ve even been asked to TEACH people how to do it.…

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Starting WGU MEdLT

Well, it has taken some pondering, but I finally decided to go ahead and register for WGU’s Masters of Education in Learning and Technology program. My situation is a little different than the average person who signs up for this program as I am not an active teacher or corporate trainer. I’m a founder of and remain involved with the…

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Sieva Lima Bean review

My daddy sent me a packet of Sieva Lima Beans this spring because he read that they were Thomas Jefferson’s “favorite”, and since I live not too far from Monticello, he thought they might do well. All I can say is WOW. This is a fantastic, hardy, prolific pole bean here in Zone 7b Virginia. I liked it so well…

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Frost warning!

We are going to have frost tonight, so Sydney and I went out and pulled the last of the vegetables. I had hoped to keep the tomatoes out until the end of the month, but they are just too spread out to cover. Beans: These Lima beans are amazing. I didn’t get many scarlet runner beans, but I saved enough…

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The garden is still producing

I went out to the garden today, and picked another 15 or so tomatoes. None is much larger than a ping pong ball, but I still have them in several different colors. The grape tomatoes are looking better and getting larger again now that it has cooled off and I have been watering more regularly. The tomatoes in the asparagus…

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