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Today was our first day at senior college.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Today DH had to get up early to be at the classic movies by 8.30 am.
He was a reluctant mover since last night was very cold. He drove his car because my class with him was at noon so we took both vehicles.

I had promised myself I would wash the floor in the kitchen . Instead I did Sparking and walked with Leslie Sansonne for 2 miles.
I had to take DH and I brown bag lunches and we ate in the university cafeteria eating out of our brown bags and drinking McDonalds coffee. Newman's Own we just love it. I did buy myself a side salad and DH an apple pie.

We moved on to our class which was watching movies about the Western States National Parks. We have Guide books for the parks and our fee for the classes pay for them so it works out well. There were two books and you could choose one. DH and I have separate course fees so we had 2 different books.

We concentrated today on Arizona. My homework is to read about introducing a Chinese beetle to help save the cotton wood trees. That was my personal homework DH had the BUFFALO riders . Rangers who rode bikes in the parks in the Mountains and deserts. INTERESTING ! That is as much as we know till we do homework and present what we learned.

After we got home we were not hungry but weary so we watched another Net-Flix video, It was a long Arts and Entertainment presentation about the war in India.
DH is really enjoying it but he was sure there were only 3 more episodes. It ended very oddly till he opened the video case to replace the disc and there was disc 2 at the bottom, so now we have 4 more episodes to watch Woo Hoo.
It might be snow tomorrow so we can watch more movies.

We both like Senior college it only lasts for 8 weeks. By then it is summer so we take no classes and in September we do 8 more weeks till its too cold anyway and it is almost Thanksgiving.
Senior College was well thought out when we started this. I was there with them at the beginning thinking this plan through DH was still working. There vare a number of Professors and proifessionals who teach the courses for free and they love doing it. Our course fees buy the books and our membership fees goes to scholarships. We use the campus when the other students vacate the rooms it works well,

OFF to bed, Hugs to all, Pat in Maine.
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ROSEWCI 3/17/2013 6:16AM

    I love the idea of senior college! Our minds never stop working....so it's fitting to keep things interesting!!! And, educational!!!

EnJOY the movies!!! emoticon

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TERRI289 3/16/2013 10:03PM

    Great way to keep active and interested!!!

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SUNNY332 3/16/2013 5:40PM

    Sounds great. I always love hearing about the classes you and DH take at Senior College.

Thanks for sharing...

Sunny

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MARTYLYNN1 3/16/2013 12:56PM

    Sounds like a busy day. Your classes sound interesting. I have never been to Arizona but hope when we go back to Missouri to visit next fall to head south and see some new country on the way.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/16/2013 12:10PM

    Senior college sounds wonderful! I would love it!!

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CAPECODLIGHT 3/16/2013 11:05AM

    Your class sounds very interesting! Here on Cape Cod we have Academy for Lifelong Learning. I take a Writers Group class every semester and another different one each time. I am about to start "Hidden History" about history behind the headlines. The Writers Group is so active, we meet on semester break and once a month in the summer months. It is a great way to keep the mind exercised!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/16/2013 11:02AM

    What a wonderful day! Happy St. Paddy's Day emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 3/16/2013 9:15AM

    Hi Pat,

I love the idea of the Senior College classes. Nothing like that in our little town. You will be happy to hear we have a new treadmill our treasurer bought with funds we earn throughout the year. It is down in the computer room in front of the window. I took the instruction manual and printed out the user instructions for residents. Now I see that someone has taken the last one to their apartment. The first time I used it after Ruth showed me how to work it, I got it going too fast and thought I would fly across the room so decided I needed to study the instructions. Lol The other night one of the 90 year old ladies got on it alone and fell and ended up crawling up the hall to her apartment. She does it at Curves so didn't really know she needed a helper. I hope she doesn't do that again. I did five minutes on it yesterday so will gradually work up to speed.

No snow here. Sun and light rain. Have a good weekend.

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/16/2013 8:07AM

    I love the idea of senior college!! I know you always enjoy it. Geez, I hope you don't get more snow!! You've had plenty!! We have a cold, rainy/snowy weekend ahead. BLAH!

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CHALLENGER15 3/16/2013 7:33AM

    Senior college! I would love that, Pat! I have always enjoyed your blogging about it and will look forward to more.

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PICKIE98 3/16/2013 7:18AM

    That parks class sounds fun! Glad you found it!

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123ELAINE456 3/16/2013 7:18AM

  This Senior College is a Great Service to the Seniors in Your Area. I wish it would Spread across the Country to all Cities, Towns and Areas. That would be Great If it did. I don't think it ever will though. But it would Be Nice If It Did. Sounds like You are in a very Interesting Class. The National Parks are Beautiful. Glad That You had such a Good Interesting Day. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Delightful Fun Day. Take Care.

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ANNIE924 3/16/2013 6:59AM

    Senior college sounds fascinating. Great concept, should be more of them.

Glad you had such a great day.


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GOANNA2 3/16/2013 6:43AM

    That is agreat idea. It all sounds so interesting.
Sounds like a great way to fund scholarships.
Have a great weekend. emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 3/16/2013 6:28AM

    Senior college sounds like a great idea. I've looked around my area for something like that and haven't been able to find anything yet. So glad you have that available for you.

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GINIEMIE 3/16/2013 5:50AM

    I love the idea of Senior College. I'm going to look into that here-after my St. Patrick's Day dinner, which I'm hostessing today. So far, yesterday I baked two Irish Graham flour breads, and two Chocoroon pies (not Irish, but a family favorite and I wanted to use up some of my coconut that I didn't use at Christmas.) Today, I will make more of the bread, corned beef, cabbage, potatoes & carrots. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You have a blessed day, I sure hope you don't get hit with much more snow.
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NASFKAB 3/16/2013 2:05AM

  great you had such an interesting day your homework topic is really interesting all the best great you packed lunch emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 3/16/2013 1:45AM

    SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EGGBASKET1 3/16/2013 1:11AM

    SOUNDS LIKE AN ADVENTURE !!! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. I LIVED IN ARIZONA FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS. I HAVE LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES FROM THERE. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY !!! HUGS...EGG

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/16/2013 12:15AM

    I ahve read about your senior college on google. Too bad there isn't one here.

I'm glad you had a pleasant day.

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NEEDSHELP52 3/15/2013 11:57PM

    Pat, I loved living in Arizona. We did tour much of the state. Hope your homework goes well. HUGS, Terry

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