Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beautiful Sunday # 13 - When the Kid at Heart Speaks

To tell you honestly, I feel lazy and grouchy as I'm typing this post. I almost wanted to insert in my previous post that I'M TAKING A BREAK FROM MY BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY SERIES. But since I committed myself to the weekly challenge, I just can't say NO. The only thing I wanted to do is to stay in bed, read books and pamper myself with all those sleeping hours. Perhaps, it must be the rainy weather that has been causing my mood swings. Ironically, I love the rainy days... only if I'm at home. The cold temperature encourages me to become more lazy and lousy. Sigh...


Anyway, in attempt to find beauty amidst my shallow complaints, here are some things that kept me happy over the past days.

Double Bs! Books to read and Bills to pay... It's my first time to teach Macroeconomics. It's not that I'm having a hard time with the subject. The feeling is closer to disappointment about my past lectures. I just feel that I was not able to give my best in class this week. (Sorry kids) However, this pushes me to strive more. I used to teach Business Plan Writing and Research. But since there has been a shortage of professors for this subject, my direct supervisor in teaching gave me this assignment. Despite of everything, I still love my part time teaching stint and I'm looking forward on what I could share more to my restless college kids.

Bills to pay... Whoever loves this bitter part of life? I always believe that I will remain to be very kid at heart. But life will always make a way to make me realize that I should rather be a responsible grown up. The bills to pay is one living testament to this reminder. Hopefully, everything will turn out well. As soon as I finish my freelance works, I can breathe and see life as a kid again.



Books! Books! Books! When I purchased my iPad a year ago, it was intended for my first ever international endeavor. After that event, I used it as a substitute for my netbook. It served me well during my classes since it's lighter and more convenient to carry. I never realized the potential of my iPad to become my newest library. My former students have been sending me sources and links of where to download the best e-books. Though I still love the feel and smell of a printed paperback, the iPad has been giving me an elevated reading experience. If I purchased all of these books, I would surely be swiping my deadly plastic card again. E-books contribute in my objective of developing worthwhile and financially friendly hobbies. More importantly, I'm not burdened of looking for a decent space to house my growing book collections.

Despite of everything, I believe that life will be better and happier on the next week.



19 comments :

  1. I know that you are the best teacher, Diane! Macroeconomics sounds very difficult. I do not pay our bills...Mr. Art @ Home does that because he is the business major, LOL! I do the budget in our home, though, because I keep up more with what things cost than he does!

    Is this a linky? I have posted something to link-up.

    xo,
    RJ

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  2. I love rainy days. I lived in a summer rain area my whole life and now we live in a winter rain area. I love being able to stay in bed when it rains. In summer it was always too cold. My package still wasn't there when we left, so could you please send me a photo to use for my post? I just realised it's almost the 25th. Time goes by so quickly.

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    1. Hi Natasha! I haven't received yours too. You can always use the photo I left in my previous post

      http://www.dianewantstowrite.blogspot.com/2012/07/for-my-christmas-in-july-partner.html

      Thanks for the update

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  3. Just the name "macroeconomics" would send me running. You are brave to teach this class in the first place. I think you have a positive outlook and I'm sure next week will be a winner.

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  4. Hi Diane, yes paying bills is bitter sweet. I do think it's a good feeling to know that you are responsible enough and are earning an income to be able to pay bills. For that if nothing else it is a blessing. Glad you are enjoying your ipad. Don't be too hard on youself about your first lectures. Sounds like a difficult subject and as you become more comfortable with it the more you will grow. Hope you receive some sunshine soon to energize your soul!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  5. I love seeing your books! We like many of the same books, my friend! And I agree with others...you are SMART to teach these subjects! Sweet hugs!

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  6. I also lazied the whole weekend! Haha! I used to not like ebooks but because they're more convenient, I learned to love them too.

    What did you think of the Fifty Shades?

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    1. Hi Bee! I have mixed thoughts and emotions about the 50 Shades series. To be honest, I'm quite reluctant in making a review. I'm not yet done with the books as well. Let's see if my perception will change as soon as I finished everything. Thank you for dropping by.

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  7. I can spot several books that I've read plus one I'm reading right now!
    I LOVE books :) but I can't get used to the electronic version.
    Would you know? I actually own a book on macroeconomics, which I read for my own personal pleasure! Of course in your teaching job you need to have so much more indepth knowledge on the subject. That's admirable :)
    I guess rainy days have that effect...I usually stay indoors too. But I like crafting which really cheers me up!
    Wishing you a successful week!

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  8. Hi Diane, I get a lot of free Christian ebooks from vesselproject.com. The last one I read was interesting- it was about Rahab, the prostitute who is in Jesus' genealogy. You may want to check it out! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  9. Here's another link to free ebooks: http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

    Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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    1. Wow! Thank you for the links Patsy :) You made me happy.

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  10. I hope your sunday got brighter, diane!! I feel the same about rainy days. That's such an intense ipad library! Happy reading!!! Sending hugs!! :)


    -amanda

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  11. Rainy days have a way of draining energy, but I love them when I'm home and don't have to be running around in it...very comforting in a way. Looks like you'll never be caught without something to read. Ebooks sure are a great way to save space and money.
    Thanks so much Diane for visiting and for your wonderful comments. I appreciate every one of them:-) Hugs.

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  12. Ah, I dread the day when I will have bills to pay too (oh, that kind of rhymed, hih)

    xo, L
    http://fluffibonbon.blogspot.com/

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  13. Bills to pay! That's... dreary hehehe. But nice of you to see the beautiful side even in things like this. :)

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  14. Boo for paying bills!! ugh!
    ♥ Kyna

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  15. hi Diane, i love reading too,, pashare din naman po ng links para sa e-books,, salamuch po.

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