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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Final Exam

I love bible studies, do you?

This past week I’ve been doing another type of studying…. for college exams. As always, it’s been a bit of a challenge to be a 45 year old college student who is also a wife, mother, designer and blogger. In addition, Mr. Décor is currently in Florida.

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Math is finished. I still have History of Photography which has NOT been as fun as it sounds. Then there is a two part level 2 oral French exam. There is absolutely NO way to guess one’s way around that.

The class has had part one which consisted of a two minute oral report on someone we admire. I chose Julia Child. There is, of course, her major contribution of introducing French cooking on a large scale to America. But I more admire that she decided to reinvent herself in her late 30’s and didn’t publish her first cookbook until she was in her late 40’s.

Did you know that two minutes seems like an eternity when you have to talk about someone in a foreign language?

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Taking a cue from Julia I was also a bit of an overachiever and showed up to the class with an entire plate of “Tarte Au Citron” (page 645 in MTAOFC). It earned me a bit of extra credit. :)

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This Tuesday I will have the second part of the French test which is a 40 question and 40 response oral exam. I am really praying about this.

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I can’t help but think that some day we will all have the biggest final exam of our lives. I wonder if I am studying enough for that? I’m almost sure that God does not grade on a curve.

But I’ll actively be searching to do some extra credit every day.

Laura

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” ~ Psalm 119:105

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” ~  2 Timothy 2:15

“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” John 13:17

9 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congrats on your test results and good luck on the rest.

Karena Albert said...

However do you do it, I am wishing I had a plate of your lemon tarts right here Laura!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

BIEN FAIT, mon ami! Julia serait fier de vos mots et votre crédit supplémentaire doux!
withLove!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm right there with you, Laura! Two exams coming up this week, but nothing as daunting as your classes...just statistics and a health elective! You'll do just great, but maybe we can each say a prayer for the other, and we'll both do even better!

MGM

Lorrie said...

Félicitations! Bon travail et bon courage pour l'examen orale. Je prie pour toi.

Sarah said...

Laura, you seem to master all you set out to do. Congratulations on the stellar grades and all the best for the upcoming oral exam. You will handle it beautifully.
The fact that you chose Julia made me smile. Perfect choice! And the lemon tarts……..perfect idea! '-)

Lovely post, Laura. Again, thank you for the Favorite Five feature.

Kelley said...

Success, my dear. You'll win it and earn the prize.

Hugs and happy week,
Kelley~

Victoria said...

You will do wonderful I just know it! Just remember to breathe! And yes, history of photography was boring and more difficult than you'd think even when I was in college as an Art History major. Remember to take some time out to sleep and refresh because that is when things are committed to memory! Good luck not that you need it!

GSGreatEscaper said...

A friend of mine ran into Julia at the butcher in Cambridge - both were buying a leg of lamb. Though my friend was about 50 years younger than Julia, they were able to talk on the same height level, since my friend is tall! Julia quizzed her as to her cooking method. Friend assured her she would be inserting garlic under the skin and putting rosemary on top as per Julia's method from TV. Julia approved! And she would approve of your efforts to learn French too. How about posting that whole presentation script for us? (J'ai etudie le francais dans le lycee depuis dix-neuf-cent soixante huit a dix-neuf cent soixante onze. Je ne parle pas courament, mais je le lit!)