I am happy that January is over. I can honestly say it was the most emotionally draining month of my life. Although there were many days with tears, there were happy days too.
Isn't she a doll?
Chris & I went to the Winter Carnival
I survived my first week of the Spring semester. I might change my mind in 6 weeks but right now it seems like it will less stressful than last semester. I am taking more credits (18) but it seems that I will have less busy work to do outside of class.
-Educational Methods in Dietetics: this class focuses on communication and teaching skills. As part of the class we go out to an elementary school and teach kids about nutrition. We will also be developing a lot of nutrition education materials. I love nutrition education and kids so this class will be fun!
-Human Physiology: my prof is a sweet Indian lady. She has a thick accent but she is really nice and does a good job of teaching. The best part is that we have no busy work. It’s just weekly lab quizzes and tests.
-Medical Nutrition Therapy II: this semester we have lecture 1x per week and then a lab component. During the lab we will be shadowing dietitians in clinical settings. Of course, we have something due every week as this prof loves giving us case studies/busy work.
-Leadership in Nutrition: the final class in the food management series. Basically, we learn how to be a supervisor/manager and learn all about safety/sanitation of food service. Not the most exciting class (esp because it is at 8am!) but I am sure the information will be useful in the future.
-Research in Food & Nutrition: this class will be very cool but a lot of work. We have to research and develop a gluten free product, run test trials and experiments, and write a manuscript. I am thinking about making gluten free bread because the stuff at the grocery store is expensive and gross. Although the class will require a lot of effort we are working with a partner and a good 75% of the project will be done in class/lab. It’s scary though because our entire grade is based on this project. Eek!
I am also the TA for Advanced Nutrition. I really liked that course last spring so I am looking forward to editing power points, grading, developing case studies and tutoring.
In other news I took the GRE last week and did better than I expected to. That was a huge relief. Now I am ready to submit my internship applications. After that it becomes a waiting game until April 3rd. In a little less than 2 months I will know my fate. No big deal (!!!!!!!!!!!).
Remember a few months ago when I did a giveaway for CSN stores? CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from kids’ swing sets to stylish furniture to cute cookware! Now that I don’t have a gym membership I am looking for new fitness equipment to spice up my home workouts. Their fitness store has a lot of things to choose from. I am torn between a kettle ball or a foam roller. They also have a ton of dvds to choose from.
Two more pictures to remind everyone that life is short, but sweet for certain. Chicago- June 2010