Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Well it has been a great ten weeks. I have learned many new things that will help me along my educational and future occupational goals. I have learned that to do a research paper you must identify your reader, have an interest in your topic is helpful, find material that is reliable, back up all your statements, take notes with the references on them makes it easier, have an APA guide, know your deadline and set up research in many small time frames so you will not be doing alot before turning it in. All of this I would tell to someone that is trying to do a research paper.
I have enjoyed my class mates and my professor Barb very much. I wish all instructors were as clear in teaching as she was. And my classmates were very helpful in the DB. I think I spoke more to them than if I were in a traditional class room setting. Good Bye and Happy Holiday's to All , Ellen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Help Help!!!!!!!

Hey, are there any bloggers out there? I can not get onto the kaplan webcite since 9pm tonite. It just gives me a run time error.
What do I do?
I have no other way to reach my professors or tech support. I am still waiting for tech support to pick up for the past 30 minutes.
I checked my emails and messages from kaplan and did not get any word about a shut down.
This is frustrating me!!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hello Bloggers, I want to say that if it can it will happen to me. My sister got sick, so we did not get to go to Gatlinburg this Saturday. That is just as well cause I was sleepy anyway. I can't seem to get enough of it when I am off of work. Sure I get Seven days off after seven days on of 11-12 hour shifts each. I seem to be just beet at the end of my on rotation. Maybe it would be different if it were not third shift. I wonder if it is just the night shifts draining my life out. I used to get up and look forward to work. But this year I only dread it. I work with many young and immature people who want to tell on you if they don't get their way. I am not popular cause I just tell them to shut up, do the job, or go home, that we don't need to be baby sitting them. Why can't they understand that we are there to do a job, just do it.
Oh ya, it is going to snow here in Tennessee tomorrow. How about where you are? My snow memories are of walking thru the snow knee deep and looking back at the steps I made and my blood that dropped as my mother yelled, "Come on Stupid". I had gotten my nose busted because my baby sister Edie would not put on her pants or pajama's for me. I was only 7-10 years old.
Well happy snow day to all of you!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Cold Air

Hey all, I want to apologize if my last blog upset any one. But it is my opinion and my beliefs.
This week my sister Edie, Kids (Tiff and Adam), and I are going to Gatlinburg to look at the Christmas lights and visit some family. She and I happen to have the same weekend off this week. And it is going to be in the 20's. We might go skiing while we are there also. I love the cold weather. My body hates it. I have RA and fibromialgia. So while mind is out there loving it my body is screaming for pain Rx's. Don't get the wrong idea that I am a prude from my last blog. I just have feeling on things that like I said are mine. I am happy for folks that have traditional gathering. I even partake if I get invited to a friends place. And I love holiday decorations. I love snow if I do not have to drive in it. I love giving gifts. A work I am the only one who does something for everyone each year, IF I can afford it.
 I love this stuff even without the special days.
Well I think it is time for my Rx's. I take about $2000 worth of them a month just to be able to walk, tie my shoes, hug my kids, button my pants, open doors, crank the car, and just about any thing else life throws at me. Can any one tell me why I might be a little bitter with life?