Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back to School.... Back to School.....

I started school Monday. I'd like to share a few facts about the last four days. And I'm doing it in bullets.
  • My Children's Language and Lit class (for my Child Development cluster) is rather foreboding. The teach is a small older woman who smiles while she talks and told us rules upon rules and massive amounts of work we were going to have to do for her teeny 2 credit class because it was her hobby. I think we all had the same look of horror on our faces because she walked into the middle of the classroom and whispered, "I want your soul." Not even kidding.
  • My pregnancy class is my favorite by far. I know so many of you were suprised and laughed that there was such a thing. But let me tell you.. there is not a more fun class than a whole bunch of women, some of which are pregnant and most of which are not getting together to talk about womanly issues and giggle about sex and making babies. I am learning a lot of things I didnt already know. Except... everyone looks at your belly and when you say your not pregnant they all have looks on their faces that are like, yeah right you big soon to be fat liar. While I have this innocent offended look on my face that says, I am NOT! You wait and see my tummy SHRINK in the next 3 months.... yeah, that'll show you.....
  • My Pregnancy teach is in her fifties and birthed 9 babies and adopted 2. She talks about how she was (was because.... you know what happens when you get to that age) the most fertile person in the world. Obviously since you had 9 KIDS!!!
  • My Sports Conditioning class has a day a week (I only go to this class twice a week) where you have to dress down and work out during class time. I had no idea I signed up for an EXERCISE class!!! Not that I mind, mind you. I like to work out.. but in front of everyone??? I'm so out of shape! Every day since I found out(on Monday) this juicy nugget of information I have been planning to run and every day I have SO much reading that I can't. And I'm dreading Monday where I have to dress down to do a "warm up" exercise that I have already been warned will kill those who are out of shape (he was looking at me when he said this).
  • I was late on my first day to my Motor Development class. I thought class was at 10:30, when it was actually at 10:15. Now... I knew class was an hour and I knew class got out at 11:15.... I was in the library checking blogs and I think my subconscious wasn't done so it confused me. So, I walked in at 10:22 into a class of 40 kids with my ipod on and my ear buds (I hate that name anyway) in and think, "wow... EVERYONE got here so early!!!" Then I look and see the teach sitting at his desk staring at me. I take out my buds and he says, "Late! What's your name?" I said it as I scanned the room for an empty seat and found one and took it. He said, "Raybould?" Yes..... Then he told me my picture now had a beard. I thought he drew one because I was tardy. I told him he didn't need to do that because in that picture I was 20 pounds heavier (I gained the freshman 20 in 2005 my first year at college and we had to re take our ID pictures at the end of my first year.... HORRIBLE. The picture is horrible. I lost all the weight in 3 months and I honestly get reactions when people see that picture and look at my face now) and that was punishment enough that everyone has to look at that nasty picture. He looked at the picture.... looked at me and said, Huh...... and that was it. What does HUH mean?! Huh as in, "yeah, I can see that..." or huh as in, "Don't see it, you look the same." I sat there that whole class thinking about it...... I know it's a horrible picture. I showed my husband pictures of when I gained all that weight because he didn't believe that I looked fat or that I really did gain it. When he saw the pictures he said, "Woah....... yeah, don't let that happen again." Not even kidding. I have a witness.
  • I showed up today for my Kinesiology lab only to find we didn't have one this week. I drove the 20 minutes into town only to walk into the building, go to my teach's office and ask which room our lab was in because I forgot to look it up. He just looked at me confused, I said, "the one we have right now." "Ohhhh," he tells me, "we don't have lab this week. It's in the syllabus." Shoot. I didn't even look at the syllabus because I only look at that thing when I know there could be something due. And on the first day of a class there usually isn't anything due. Boo. He said, (because he knows I live out in the boonies) "Well, have a nice drive home. hahahahahahahaha....." HAHA yourself!
  • I officially have way too much reading to do. I have had the HARDEST time finding time to blog this week. I get kinda panicky when I get on and see I have 10 blogs to read and catch up on and I only have 20 minutes on the computer. Really, I get all stressed out. I have to talk myself out of the stress and say.... just one at a time.... just one at a time, you don't want to get behind because that would be BAD. I really am addicted to this darn thing.
All in all I am just so relieved to have started my second to last semester. That I only have a few more classes to complete after this and then my brain can start to mush out of not being used anymore.

P.S. I have a number of blogs in mind to post. So be prepared for most of my postings to come during the end of the weeks as in, maybe Thursday, like today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday(yes, smarty pants, I know this is the beginning of the week. So what.).

19 comments:

*MARY* said...

I'm so glad you've got your priorities in order. Nothing, NOTHING is more important than keeping up with your blog and reading all the new blogs on your blog roll, I think the prophet would agree.
I too do not believe you were ever fat, I think it's time to prove it with a picture:)
I'm so glad you're taking a pregnancy class. I wish I would have done that, I didn't even realize I was pregnant until I was in labor.

Adam and Kristina said...

Wow. Your teacher could totally compete with that crazy Duggar lady. I think they should have a birth off. I would be willing to pay for that.

And true story, but I weighed about 65-70 pounds more than I do now, and a store actually called my credit card in as stolen before I was getting married. I went to pay my copay at the OBGYN's office, and it was declined. The receptionist called the bank, and looked at my fat ID and me (still chunky, frankly), and I could hear her say, "Well, it sort of looks like her, I guess." Weird, but I was totally flattered.

I only tell that story so you can tell me how amazing and gorgeous I look in person. Let's not mention the 10-12 pounds I've put back on.

Adam and Kristina said...

Oh, and I hope the pregnancy class talks about how to prevent pregnancy. I could be a guest speaker on that. Should be a thorough curriculum.

Rychelle said...

wow!

i've worked at the university here in vegas for the past 5 years, and i've never even heard of a pregnancy class before!

Brittany said...

I would rather watch Nicolas Cage movies 24 hours a day than take a pregnancy class (at all, let alone at the Y). Not because it's not a good thing, but because I can't get pregnant. I can barely stand Relief Society sometimes. Now you know my sad story. Waaa.
But seriously, I still think its hilarious you can take such a class at the Y. Is there a "Ring By Spring" class there too? There, I've got my jabs in. I feel better. :p

Brittany said...

Kristina- I know what you mean. I just lost 40 lbs. and someone I hadn't seen in a while said "Wow, you don't even look like you! You look great!" and even though they implied that I never looked great before, it flattered me. I'm vain.

Julie said...

I'm completely over school. That's all.

R-E said...

wow!! this is a lot of stuff for your first week of school. good luck! and a pregnancy class sounds fun, especially the way you described it! also, i'm glad you will keep blogging. i hope i can do it once my school starts, but we'll see.

Lena Gilbert said...

It sounds like you have some fun classes. I absolutely do not miss school in the least however. Your pregnancy class sounds interesting, I'm wondering what they're teaching. I see many cranky pregnant women every time I go to work and most of them tell me to stop with 2 kids.....

Jillene said...

Yeah well hold on to your hats because when you see me....you will have to look me over twice to get it all in. I am NOT lying! Love me even though I am fluffy--K!

The Raybould Family said...

Kristina - that is amazing that you lost that much weight. I understand that it's hard for a lot of people to maintain and have the motivation to even get started. I would be flattered too!! Oh, and if we ever cover that topic I'll be sure to let you know before hand so I can read what you have to say in front of the whole class. I'm sure there will be some girls in there that will be grateful for it.

Mary - I don't have a scanner, but as soon as I gain access to one, I'll scan a picture and post it. It will only be a bit embarrassing.

Rychelle - not even in the Child Development department??

Brittany - I'm sorry, I really hope you are picked soon (from your comment on my previous baby post). If you'd like, if ever you decide you want to grace Rexburg with your presence in the next 2 months I'll take you to the class and you can snicker and laugh in the back all you want.

Julie- is that why you went onto Grad school?

Arianna - I believe in you and your ability to blog under stress! I didn't think I could do it, but I find a spare few minutes in a day.

Lena - The class is pretty much purely discussion. We read "What to Expect When Your Expecting" (go ahead and laugh) and then come to class with questions and she just answers them. It's really interesting, some of the girls are rather quite unabashed with what they share.

Jillene - I will always love you. That sounds weird, I know. But it's true. As long as anyone is trying to be healthy, I don't complain or whine. I don't care for diets, I'm a eat whatever I want in moderation and I watch portion sizes. I find it works best. Exercise helps me loose my flab and get toned. Woah, I just went off on a tangent. :) I'm so excited to meet you and everyone else!

Jillene said...

Thanks so much! That put a tear in my eye. I really do try so hard--it is the stupid Toxemia that I got twice that is my problem. With my first pregnancy in developed it in the 4th month and I gained 72 lbs. It wasn't because I was eating like a pig--matter of fact--I was throwing up the entire 8 months and could hardly keep anything down.

The medication they give you so you won't have a stroke or seizure during labor is what messes with your body and makes it REALLY REALLY hard to lose weight. Now times that by 2 pregnancies ( I only gained 13 lbs. my entire pregnancy with Olivia and that is because I developed Toxemia right smack on the 8th month so my Dr. just delivered me) and there you have the reason I really struggle to lose the weight. I eat right and exercise and NOTHING! Kind of frustrating.

Wow--sorry about that!

The Raybould Family said...

Don't be sorry!

I'm sorry you have had it so rough! That must be why you don't think you can have any more kids?

I'm so curious as to what my pregnancies will be like. I'm scared about gaining a ton of weight and developing preeclampsia or even toxemia. I worry about having to have a C section and about complications.

I only worry about the pain a teeny bit because I am fully prepared to get the epidural.

Jillene said...

Actually I have to have a Hysterectemy (spelling) and I also have a bladder defect--not just any old one--one of a 60-70 year old woman. I have to have it "slung up". So no more babies for me.

The Raybould Family said...

At least you have three beautiful babies. :)

ramsam said...

You blog , girl! When you esercise time goes slow. When you blog time goes fast (oops! 12:45 am, and I have book club in the morning).

Man......school sounds hard. real real hard.

The Raybould Family said...

School is tiring. Really, I only have 1-2 classes a semester that are HARD. This time it's Kinesiology. I have a head ache every time I leave that class. But fortunately for me, I want an A, but am just fine with a B.

It's almost 10 am and I've been on the comp for an hour and I still need to finish my YW lesson for tomorrow and run to the store and walk and read a few chapters for school. This is when I start to panic.... so much to do!!!!

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

You're Pregnancy teaching is Barnhill, huh? She was my OB teacher in nursing. I loved her!

The Raybould Family said...

Yeah, Barnhill. I love her too! She's great. Talks 80 mph and jokes about her fertility, it's great.