Sep 27, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 9/27/10

Wow, did this month fly by or what?! September is almost over, and the fall weather has definitely set in. Cooler temps, leaves changing colors and falling to the ground, and allergies... oh what fun!

Whew, describes it adequately! I wrote the paper. I was prepared. I knew how I was going to introduce "Gusto Consulting Group" (our team name). I even remembered to bring the "Drive One For UR School" tshirt that the local Ford dealership graciously donated for each of our team members. I wasn't even nervous before the presentation. Then I got up in front of the class, lol. My voice cracked, and instantly I was nervous. And it wasn't like I haven't done LOTS of public speaking before. *sigh* I felt bad for the other female team member... she broke out in hives and at the end forgot to forward her power point slides. We got through the presentation.

The instructor said we did an excellent job, and that we set the bar VERY high for the other groups who will be presenting this week.

Not only do we get graded on the presentation by the instructor, but also by the other "teams", and by our individual team members!

We have our last test this week. The other teams were complaining about how they had to give their presentation and take a test. As a team, we were pretty proud of ourselves in that we planned for that at the beginning of the semester. It's the team's choice when the presentation is given. Hee Hee, we were smart!

After this week, I'll be freeeee for two weeks! *happy dancin'*

I ended up re-charting the poem on TMQ because I wasn't sure it would fit in the space I had available on the afghan. Then I did some stitching. Here's my progress so far:

Other WIP pics can be seen HERE.

A shout out to Veronica... Start stalking your mailman. I sent your prize out last week. :)


Cythia Harris ~ said...

Your TMQ is looking really pretty! Congrats on your school presentation.
BTW: I finally put a head on my PS Santa you commented on LOL

Sunshine said...

Yea!!!1 I know you are relieved that the presentation is done. Congrats!
Maybe on your 2 week break you can get some more accomplished on your Challenge piece. LOL! :)

chrisstitches said...

Presentations can be tough, but prepare you for the challenges in life. I think most people are a bit intimidated at first.
Love to see your stitching progress also.
Hope you have a marvelous week!
Chris B.

Anonymous said...

Great job on your presentation! Once you get through the test you can take it easy and stitch. Good luck with that too.


Sue said...

Hey Meari, the TMQ is lookin' great!!!

Gosh, sounds like you did a fine job; not to worry. I know you are an excellent student and I am sure it reflected in your presentation.

Soon you will be freeeeeeee! lol

Kay said...

Nice progress on your stitching! I think most of us would have been nervous to have to go up in front of everyone and do a presentation. At least now it is over!

Kay said...

Nice progress on your stitching! I think most of us would have been nervous as well to make a presentation like that, but at least now you can say it is over and done with!

Anonymous said...

Meari, I hope you get relief to your allergies. Our twins had pretty bad allergies when they were younger and they still suffer from food allergies and dry skin. I had a bit scare last week when other of the boys ate butter at their friends house. He didn't even have any meds with him. Luckily he didn't get anafylactic shock of it like he used to when he was a toddler but he had quite nasty rash.

Your stitching looks really nice.

Virpi from Finland

Kristin said...

Congrats on getting through the presentation and for the good planning ahead you guys exhibited.

The stitching looks awesome.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - congrats on being so organized with your schoolwork! TMQ is looking great!

Lana said...

TMQ looks great!!! Love the song you have on your blog...NY CSI theme song!!! Gary Senise came out here to the island to perform with his band "The Lt. Dan Band" for the troops last Fourth of July...and they opened their show with this song, so now whenever I hear it, I see Gary up on stage with his base guitar just jammin' out! =)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that presentation sounds like a pretty stressful experience Meari. I'm sure you did great and I hope the test goes well! Enjoy your break when it comes!


Debra said...

congrats with school and have fun on your two weeks off. Your wip looks great and I hope you get to feeling better.

Shelley said...

Congrats on a successful presentation. Now you can sit back and relax a little.

TMQ is looking awesome.

Rene la Frog said...

TMQ is looking real good

Carol said...

Oh, Meari--public speaking is my biggest fear! You are so brave to get through it so well...I would be the other girl breaking out in hives :)

Good luck on your test--hope it turns out as well as TMQ is looking!

Anonymous said...

Good planning Meari!!! The afghan is looking great! Enjoy your next 2 weeks!!

Happy Trails,
Pam K. :o)

Mel said...

Glad you got through the presentation and that it went well, if it started out shaky.
TMQ is looking great!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Oooh... I just read your post. Been a busy start of the week for me. Will definitely be stalking the mailman ^.^ Thanx for letting me know. TQM is looking great. I really like the colors.

Elaine said...

Congratulations on doing great presentation. Your TQM looks lovely. Enjoy your break!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on doing so well on your presentation. I'm sure you'll do great on your test and then enjoy your free two weeks. TMQ is looking good.

Sandy in NM

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Well done on getting through - I'm so glad I don't have a presentation to face. Just an end of course interview - about thirty minutes with two (I think) assessors. I think most people do get through, but it's still nerve-wracking...mine should be some time in November, ironically before my final exam, lol!