Touching Base and Other Ramblings

If you are regular reader, than you know that I have gone back to school to earn my bachelors degree. This is my first term going back full-time, which for me means four classes that will earn 12 credits. If I thought taking two classes in the spring and one in the summer was busy, they did nothing to prepare me for the workload of full-time!

I expected that I would be able to blog once or twice a week on top of the few guest posts I lined up, but it isn’t turning out that way. Between homeschooling my son, all reading and papers and tests for my classes plus having to do 30 hours of volunteer work for one of my class, blogging has pretty much gone by the wayside. I’ve barely had time to check my email let alone do anything else. My poor Etsy store. I haven’t had any time to list some of the new items I’ve made nor have I had any time to promote the store at all. I’m thinking that I should have waited to open the store when I had more time to attend to it, but Oh well.

So about the classes, I am taking a Liberal Arts Math class, a Women’s Studies class, Early American Civilization (a history class) and Early American Literature. I don’t have much of a math mind, but I’m holding my own so far. I take my first exam next week, so please pray! The English class is abundant with reading but enjoyable.

The history class is pretty interesting, but somewhat skewed. The thing is, many Christians were pretty awful to the Native Americans, the African-Americans and anyone who disagreed with them but there is a fine line of telling the truth and being all-out Christian. Personally, I think the writers of the textbook have crossed it several times. Besides that, it doesn’t even use B.C. or A.D. for the time periods. It uses BCE and CE. I had to look them up because I didn’t know what meant. (FYI: They mean “Before Common Era” and Common Era).

Of all the classes, it’s the women’s studies that is going to get me. The community college I am going to is a liberal school. I get that. I knew that going in, but oh my. This humanities women’s studies course is a graduation requirement so I absolutely must take it. I see now why it’s a requirement for every student. It’s yet another opportunity to indoctrinate our young people. I knew it would talk about feminism and other women’s issues but I wasn’t prepared for what we just started “studying” today in unit two: “gender roles” in society. That’s all I’ll say and let you make your own conclusions as to what that means (think way. far. out.) 🙂

The best part of the class is that I have to do 30 hours of volunteer work. I got all set up to volunteer at a local nursing home near me. I love working and interacting with the elderly. I did my first two hours on Monday. All I did was help pass out coffee and help with the exercise class, but the residents were so welcoming and friendly. I was even offered a job! Can’t take it though, for many reasons,  one being that I’m not allowed to get paid for the volunteer work for this class. When the class is over we will see…

Anyhoo, I’ll try to get into a schedule where I can blog a little more often. I have tons of ideas and topics to share with you all and believe me, these classes are just adding to my idea list! In the meantime, know that I’m praying for you all and ask you to say a little prayer for me, too.

God bless!




  1. You are in my prayers. I know what is like trying to fit everything in, god bless!

  2. You have my sympathy, Carol. It’s awful that the Women’s Studies is a requirement for graduation. I took one of those classes as a requirement for my Master’s degree in 1976 and met a lot of weird, angry women.

    Revisionist history is the way it goes these days. It’s interesting that with the fantastic amount of good done for the Indians by the Jesuits (Fr. de Smet and friends), and the saints who established schools for the Indians and the poor in our country, that nobody in a secular school hears about it.

    Survive, girl! That’s all you have to do. Just survive. I’ll be praying for you.
    Barb Schoeneberger…recently posted…Sunday SnippetsMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thanks, Barb. I am trying to survive. 🙂 I guess it’s good to be aware to what’s being taught today, but let me tell ya, there is no wonder that so many young people lose their faith when they go to university…

  3. You’ve got my prayers too. That Women’s studies class will probably need not a prayer but a novena! May God give you joy and wisdom and a healthy helping of the gift to share them effectively.

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thanks, Joann. You are so right about the novena! I have to surround myself with prayer everytime I do work for the class so I can just get through the readings!

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