Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I'm still standing

Last night, H and I were struggling to maintain our composure. We are both feeling rather stressed these days. J was in his crib, H was in the bedroom with J, and H and I were sort of shouting back and forth to one another, trying to have a conversation from different rooms. I walked into the bedroom to save on the shouting, and found J standing up holding the slats of his crib. H hadn't yet noticed.

T: Honey?
H: Yes?
T: Look at J! He's standing!

By the end of "He's standing", J had sat back down. So H missed it. But yes, J can pull himself into a standing position now. I am glad I was there for it.

This morning, H was taking J for a diaper change. H grabbed J's little arm and waved at me. "Say good morning, Mommy". When H let go, J continued to wave. So it's not on demand yet, but J can wave to us now.

Snow hit our fair city hard yesterday. We missed L's b-day party 'cause of bad roads. So instead of enjoying pancakes with friends for Mardi Gras, we ordered in. J enjoyed half a grilled cheese sandwich. I hope L's party was fun. But I still really wish we could have been there.

Bad roads will likely keep me confined to home today, too. I will try to study here.

Things I need to do before my exam next week:

  1. Review scrap and rework (module 2.6);
  2. Memorize the format for Production Reports using weighted average and FIFO methods (modules 3.4 and 3.5);
  3. Review cost of lost units (module 3.6);
  4. Review module 4.4 for income statement formats;
  5. Memorize the format for the Master Budget (module 6.7);
  6. Memorize the standard cost and variance journal entries (module 7.4);
  7. Do a refresher on modules 7.5-7.8, on which I am not clear;
  8. Review modules 8.4 and 8.6;
  9. Memorize the formulae for revenue and marketing variances (module 8.9), which I'm pretty sure will be on the exam;
  10. Have a brief review of modules 9.6-9.8;
  11. Run the self-test for module 10 and see if there are any areas that need review;
  12. Listen to the remaining exam review audio lectures (starting with lecture #4);
  13. Run all of the past and practice exams, and review trouble spots.
Riveting.

I wonder if J will allow me to study today. He got up early this morning. But he's konked out in my arms now, and I will put him back to bed and try to get on with it.

Actually, I no longer feel like studying. I am suddenly deeply disappointed and irritable. But I have to study. Hopefully, my mood will improve and I'll be able to get on with it.

3 comments:

Draya's Mom said...

You were all missed on Tuesday!!
It was lots of fun.
Ah, the pulling himself up to standing milestone. It's a lot of fun! Take a look around your house and put away anything that will tip over easily (if you haven't already). Soon he will be climbing on EVERYTHING.
Is J clapping yet? Every once in a while Draya will decide to run through her "routine". Wave (not necessarily at anyone in particular) and then clap, with a point occasionally thrown in for good measure.

Trish said...

No, he doesn't clap yet. He waves and points, though. And occasionally, he'll give the "high-five", which is pretty cute. I can't wait 'til he starts clapping! Every new thing is so much fun.

I'm sorry we missed Tuesday. I really wish we could have gone.

Trish said...

Done: 2 and 9

Listened to: lecture #4

Past and practice exams: 11 more to run, plus question 5 of June 2002.