Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How To Survive College Finals

 My son Tommy recently finished his finals for college. He...was a bit stressed.


He was mostly worried about his math final since we are not math people. 


I have some tips on how to survive finals since we just went through them here. (Literally, they were all virtual and no, you couldn't cheat, because someone was watching from a camera.)



1. Try not to panic. Study and do the best you can. This is what I reminded my son. Remember what you've learned during the semester. If you're confused with a question, go back to it later. 




2. Remind yourself of good things when finals are over. For example, I would remind Tommy of our Disney World trip in July. Focus on the good. Finish this final, go to Target. Finish this final, buy fries from Mcdonalds as an award. 


3. Try not to wait for the last minute to complete finals. Some classes have a paper for finals. In one of Tommy's video classes, it was a commercial. Luckily he did not wait until the last minute. But if he had a paper to write, he probably would have. Granted, sometimes good work comes out of procrastination but at the same time, sometimes nonsense comes from it when you turn in something that will make the professor scratch their head. 


4. If you're worried about the final, talk to your professor. There might be extra tutoring you can attend before you take the final.


5. Look, if all else fails, stuff your face with junk food. It's not the healthiest, but sometimes stuffing your face with carbs helps. Or if you prefer healthier stuff, get some kale. But I promise, it's not as fun.






Tommy is happy to be finished with his finals. He got As on all of them and is waiting for his math final. He took that one Monday, and he's hoping he passed. Good luck to everyone taking their finals!



Monday, May 10, 2021

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.


HEY, IT'S OKAY....


.....to have had a relaxing Mother's Day. I wrote about that here. I ate lots of amazing food. 


......to have showed Natalie the movie Amadeus. I loved it as a kid and still as an adult. She liked it too. 


.......to can't believe school will be over on June 3rd. This has been a bit of a strange year. I hope Natalie's first year of high school is close to normal. 


.....to also can't believe Tommy finished his Spring semester at college. He was virtual for the Fall and Spring so I hope when he starts again in Fall 2021 that he can be on campus. The only time he's been on campus was to do a tour right before Covid shut everything down. 


.....to love when I can try out small businesses. I decided to order from Cookie Cab, which is a service that delivers warm cookies to your door. (You can pick up too!) The cookies were delicious and yup, they came warm. 





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Sunday, May 9, 2021

How Mother's Day Went



I did not get to sleep in on Mother's Day because my cat burst into the room and meowed hysterically. She still had food in her bowl, but it wasn't FRESH food, so she was offended.

However, I did get some gorgeous flowers from my husband, who is deployed. 



I also picked up the backpack from Loungefly because I love to read, so it was perfect for me. 

The flowers have been blooming:



Oh, and Natalie made me this:




Tommy made me a video. 


We went to Jason's Deli for lunch because I was worried restaurants would be packed. I ordered the Better BLT and it was delicious:





Dinner was cookies from a small business in town called Cookie Cab. Someone delivers you WARM cookies. They were scrumptious. 



So yes, I had an enjoyable day and I hope everyone else did as well.



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