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Medical Terminology Soap Opera–101 : )

I have not been here since September of last year!  I got a small job, and it just about killed me!  LOL

I am teaching an online medical terminology class through a local community college.  I stopped everything everything I was doing, took the book my brother had gotten for me, and began working on my class.  So far, so good, class doesn’t begin until 13 January, so I have time.  That’s good.  (My kippies are taking it upon themselves to help me write this, so-oo-o, if they write something and I don’t catch it, please forgive me!!!)  Halfway through that time little brother comes home, looks at my book as I’m working, pipes up, I got you the wrong book!  But that one will probably be good enough.  Not, as it turned out, even.  I used it as a reference.

In the mail came another book.  I hadn’t even looked at all the way through (hmmph, this one is not as good as the other one, but it will do, I guess), when–you guessed it–hey Sis, I sent you another book, it’s the third edition of the book we’re using, but it’ll work.  By this time, as you can imagine, it’s getting really close to class, I don’t have anything done, except most of my “housekeeping”, and I haven’t even learned anything about Blackboard, because I don’t have my log-in name and password.  So, I’m batting 1,000.  The week before classes begin, guess what?  The good Doctor sends me a used book for our class (I don’t mind the used book, but there’s a point)!  Now the problem with the used book is that there is a code that goes with it that one can use for a free one year subscription of Taber, the medical dictionary.  I didn’t have my Taber yet (didn’t get it until a little past the middle of the class), and I started the class behind.  After the class was over, my brother  walked in with a brand new textbook, all shrink wrapped and everything!  Now I have 5 absolutely useless textbooks lying around my house.  LOLOL

We have a new edition this semester.  I already have it!  No, I can’t believe it either…ROTFL  I have my Taber, so I’m ready to add those Taber assignments last semester’s students were supposed to get.  By the grace of God, I will have my classes ready to teach themselves by the time classes start in August.

I was lucky, I had a great class.  Even though I told them to come to me with problems, most of them were reticent.  A lot of professors out there (ah, yes, I remember them well–but I remember the others, too) won’t give a student the time of day, so I guess it’s hard to trust other professors easily.   So, that’s the soap opera of my books, in my med term class, brought to you by MY brother.  LOL



They were born early

Their other mother a dog

We call them kippies