Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thanks for participating!

I knew there were more than 5 people who read this blog! TEN! Wowee. Thanks for participating in my poll everyone. Your votes and comments were very helpful, and I'm planning on taking your advice and waiting a few years before I plunge into the busy world of more schooling. I would like to go to a grad school that has more exactly what I'm looking for, and it's true that the timing works better when the kids are in school. So, now that my feet are firmly planted on the ground again, I'll throw myself into all of these races I'm doing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Take my poll!

I've been seriously thinking about going back to school for my Masters in Linguistics this Fall, at San Jose State University. There are lots of reasons why not to do it, and only a few good reasons why I SHOULD, but I keep thinking about it! If I did, Peter would adjust his schedule so that he was home when I wouldn't be, so they would always have one parent with them--no child care. BUT, it would be a bit hard on Peter to be home for that time and trying to work from home.

The program at SJSU is relatively inexpensive, takes ~2 years, with 6-9 units per semester, and admission is not tough, so nothing too crazy. On the other hand, being that easy, is it worth anything? And what would I actually DO later with it? Anything? Would I get a PhD later? And is it worth the potential hardship on my family, or is it all just for my suffering stay-at-home-mom ego?

Anyway, take my poll, and comment on this post if you have any thoughts. I'm eager to be the beneficiary of your wisdom.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Stanford Wildflowers

Since I know the wildflowers are going to be leaving soon, I've been feeling pressure to get outside and take pictures. Here are some just to give you an idea of how many there are and how beautiful they are. (See my personal blog for nicer pics of Montebello Open Space Preserve wildflowers.)