School started again for both Angela and I, which means homework, homework, and more homework.
Math has my head absolutely spinning! I doubt I've ever mentioned it on here, but I have dyscalculia, which basically means math concepts make NO sense to me. NONE! I have to take college algebra, but since I tested so low in math, I have to first take review I and II. And, since I'm one to just jump in with both feet, I'm taking BOTH classes in one semester! Normally each class is a full semester (or 15 weeks) long, but I'm doing the accelerated classes. The same material, but crammed into 7 1/2 weeks.
Last night I spent six hours on my math homework. Yes...six hours...on math! On Friday I opened my book and found I didn't remember most of what my professor had taught us in class that day. In fact, I didn't remember ANY of it. I emailed school to see if there was a tutor in the lab Saturday but never heard back. Finally Saturday night I gave up, realizing I was just going to have to figure it out.
I did what every good internet user would do, and googled "math tutor", where I found a website that brought me step by step through the material I needed to know. I did a whole bunch of practice problem in each category I needed, then went to work. Fortunately I was able to check my work with the calculator, and found I'd done most of them right! I was totally shocked!!! The few I'd done wrong, I was easily able to figure out where I'd gone wrong.
My biggest fear is that come Wednesday, I will have forgotten how to do the various types of problems. I guess I'll be doing some more math on Monday and Tuesday to keep it all straight in my head!
I have read a couple chapters in my book for Tuesday's composition class, and write a journal entry about Martin Luther King day for Wednesday's class on Gender Communication. It's a good thing we had a long weekend!
And with all of that, there is a new project in the works related to my upcoming trip to Bulgaria. I'm anxious to unveil it, and will hopefully be able to do so on Tuesday. I don't know how I'm going to fit all of this in, but God stuck me here, so I guess I'll find a way!
Wow, 2:00 a.m. Time for me to get to bed!!!