You silly cold, I concede, you win

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It has been one of those weeks. Monday night we went to the Business Administration awards dinner. I was award the Second Major Outstanding Student for 2010-2011. Yay! After socializing with a couple of the professors, I found out that they basically created the award for me. Prior to this year they never recognized second majors....they do now. And who better to honor the first year than Moi? YAY. Here is a picture from the evening.

As for the title, I've been fighting a nasty cold. It started Tuesday night with a very sore throat and exhaustion. I basically came home from work and went to bed. Wednesday I felt fine and all day Thursday. After band Thursday night, the cold come back with a vengeance, I thought I had pneumonia. Friday morning, again I felt fine, but I got to work and felt sick again. Ugh. I got a good night sleep and feel much better today. We even went for our first bike ride of the year. A short 6 mile ride.

Today was our Eden Prairie Band Festival concert. It is probably the neatest concert ever. There were 6 bands from EP school district (5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 10th grade and EPHS Symphonic) and then us, the EP Community Band. So the little munchkins are so cute with their simple pieces that were totally out of tune and then you can see the progression of experience and talent as each band plays their song. We played "Gallop" from First Suite for Band. Then all seven bands played another very simple song and ended the concert with Stars and Stripes Forever. You have to imagine there were 7 bands and at least 40 to 50 members for each so there were 300+ kids play at one time (I'm a kid right?). Really cool....and VERY loud.

Independence week sans Mom

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Well this weekend we are in the tranquil city of Independence. Mom is still on her warm vacation in Florida visiting her sister Alice. We are crashing at her house. The main reason we came down was to do taxes. Oh...I want a refund!!! So we arrived last night to see her house decked out in Packer stuff. I took care of it though ;-) This was from the newspaper. She had it on her fridge. Don't worry its a post-it note so no harm will be done to Rodgers. Its a joke mostly...I wonder if she will notice? Speaking of mom, she sent me a text one day this week that say it was 80 degrees....it was 0 degrees here so yea, I'm jealous. Yesterday she went to the beach, yes, very jealous.

So after taxes we are heading to George's (near Winona) to pick up my brother, Mike, and then we are gong to Wason's for dinner. Yum, Wason's.

Also this week I booked out tickets for our Mid-Atlantic trip in September. Just a brief summary, we are going to Dover, DE, Atlantic City, NJ, Ocean City, MD and the Outerbanks of NC. A fun filled week of sun and surf. We are also taking my mom along. Very excited!

Lets see what's new with school? Last Sunday I had my test in Financial Management. I thought it was fairly easy, but I guess we have to wait and see what the grade is on the test first. I also had a take home test for my Advanced Accounting class. Boy it was tough. Gov't accounting is Zeally hard, no wonder our governments are so messed up, I wonder if they even understand it! Thankfully my professor recognized that we were falling asleep and we got out at 8:30 again. I would be shocked if we ever stay until 9:30 like we are suppose to, but I'm not complaining. A 6-9:30 pm class on Monday is tough enough. I will be so happy when I'm done. (in 78 days).