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3rd Quarter over in one week!

My 3rd quarter of my PTA school is almost over!  Just one more week!!  I have the last day of Pathology tonight, and I’ve had my final project finished since midterms.  I was trying to work ahead for once.

Tomorrow is my last practical of Kinesiology 1.  It is over the lower leg and the neck and trunk, manual muscle testing.  Its not too hard, except the lower leg includes MMT of the toes.  Thats important for gait training (walking) and the other muscles that work during walking.  The neck and trunk MMT are actually kind of fun, luckily we do not have to perform the harder tests, like asking people to laterally bend.  When I did it, I barely moved off the mat.  Its hard.  Laying on your side, someone holds your legs down and you try to move vertically up.  Try it, its hard to do.  Sure I can laterally bend when I am standing, but thats gravity assisted.  Laying on your side is against gravity!

Then next Monday is my final exam in Growth, which I really enjoyed the class.  Learning about all the stages the body goes through, throughout the life span.  So much information!  But really fun to learn, especially since a lot of it, like movements, I am seeing my niece and nephew go through.  Its so fun to say, now my nephew, J, is is creeping, which essentially is what most people think of as crawling, the baby is quadruped without the abdomen touching the floor.  He completely skipped crawling, which is his abdomen touches the floor.  He creeps like a champ!

Tuesday is the final exam for Kinesiology.  I will literally be studying all weekend for it.  I have plenty of time, tomorrow is only the practical at 6pm for me, then I have all evening to study.  And I only work mornings on Friday and Saturday, so I have all day long to study hard.

And starting Wednesday, break time!  We get 2 weeks off from school this time.  I cannot wait for the long break!  I still have Christmas presents to make!  Everything is bought, I just need to make everything now.  And I plan on starting that right away once classes are over!  I scored some great deals on presents and the supplies.  After Christmas, I will share some  gifts with you that I am making.

Have you made any gifts this year?  Leave a link in the comments if you can share!

Share the Love Bloggers Unite: Mrs. Plops Shoppe

Mrs Plops Shoppe

Mrs. Plops Shoppe

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Christmas Decorations in my House

I wanted to share the decorations we put up at our house (I live with my Mom), just for fun!  We love to decorate for Christmas!  My Grandma loved Christmas and she was also very crafty, so she made lots of the decorations we put out in our house.  And then last year I made a bunch of painted wood pieces to hang up, so those are out too.  Plus a selection of my own penguins are placed around the house to spruce things up!

Shelf in the Bathroom

Shelf in the Bathroom

Our Fireplace Mantle

Our Fireplace Mantle

Glass Cabinet

Glass Cabinet in Living Room

Cards on the Piano

Cards on the Piano

Mini Christmas Tree

Mini Christmas Tree in Dining Room

China Cabinet Nativity

China Cabinet Nativity

Holly Leaves on Kitchen Pantry

Christmas Greenery above Kitchen Pantry

Poinsettas above Kitchen Cabinets

Poinsettias above Kitchen Cabinets

Christmas Bulb Wreath

Christmas Bulb Wreath

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath (my Mom and sister did this)

Snowmen on the Stairs

Snowmen on the Stairs


Kindergarten photos of me and my sibs

Kindergarten photos of me and my sibs


Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree (I made the tree skirt last year!)

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!  Tonight we will have a snacking dinner and then open presents, and play games until its late and we are so tired!!  What do you like to do with your family??