We have only been rotating our short term (canned goods) and water this month. I'll be stowing a good amount after finals this semester.
*Get into better physical shape - diet and exercise.
Jan 1st : 182.2 lbs.
Feb 1st: 179.4 lbs
Mar 1st: 184.2 (Too much birthday cake!)
Apr 1st: 186.2 (Okay, wrong direction!)
May 1st: 184.6
*Get better organized in the home.
Again, only maintaining the organization at our house. My school work has been organized into color coded 3-pronged folders for each class, then a new folder for each test material for that class. Pulling all of my material for finals will be very easy this year.
*Complete some long standing projects - Kitchen and downstairs bathroom
*Reorganize our food storage into a better logical format.
Completed and still in good shape.
*Get better grades in school ( 3 A's 3 B's last semester ).
4/5- Facial Bones Anatomy Test -scored 41.5/37 pts = 112% (semester 377.16/421 pts = 89.6%)
4/12- Facial Bone Positioning Test - scored 24/27 pts
4/19- Mandible and Sinus Anatomy and Positioning Test - scored
4/26 - Makeup Test on the Skull - 40/48 points
4/3 SMV: 10 points/10 points & Towne Method: 10 points/10 points
4/10: Simulated 3 projections and scored 29/30 points.
4/17: Scored 20/20 points on Mandible and TMJ positioning
4/24: Scored 10/10 points on Sinus series.
4/5- Test 4 - scored 84% and brings my grade to 92.9% which is on the bubble for an A.
4/19-Test 5 -scored 95%
4/5- Test 3 (Resolution) scored 88%. I really need to get within the "A" range before finals. Two more tests before the final exam.
4/19- Test 4 - Again I scored 88%. It seems like an A is getting harder and harder to achieve, but at least I am consistent.
Scored 100% on two papers and 2 homework assignments this month.
*Clinicals ( 9 evaluations + other requirements for an A ): Final Grade - A
I completed evaluation number 7 (ankle) on 4/11
I completed evaluation number 8 ( Lumbar Spine) on 4/17
I completed evaluation number 9 (forearm) on 4/24
I completed evaluation number 10 ( finger digit ) on 5/1
I completed evaulation number 11 ( AP Chest) on 5/1
I will carry forward two comps for my summer semester clinicals. Only 6 comps are needed for the summer sessions, 3 of those are simulated using a radiographic mannequin in our lab. That leaves me a lot of breathing room during the summer 8 weeks. My ambitious goal for summer clinicals is to complete all of the Fall requirements ( as allowed ).
*Go to the range more often with Sweetheart.
Nothing this month.
*Teach the kids new practical survival skills : outdoors skills, common sense camping
I found some poison ivy in the yard and showed the boys what it looked like. We also repeated "Leaves of three, leave it be".
We have started a "God and Me" program through Cub Scouts. Row and I have been spending a few minutes after dinner doing our lessons. We will be meeting up with the Cub Scout sponsor to periodically check our progress. So far, I have been extremely impressed with how it is laid out for parent and child.
*Learn to bake better bread.
I tried this recipe from Taste of Home and it made some excellent Garlic Hoagie rolls for school sandwiches. It will be going into the recipe files.
rlic Hoagie Rolls Recipe
- 1/2 cup water (70° to 80°)
- 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3-1/4 cups bread flour
- 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
I also made a pumpernickel bread recipe, but was less than excited about the results. While it was good, it wasn't quite what I had in mind. I'd prefer something a bit lighter (texture) and not so sweet. The recipe did call for molasses for the dark color, and it also used 2 cups of rye flour. I'm going to try to use coffee instead of water, and use 1 cup of rye flour. Of course, the rye flour will have to be subbed with bread flour to maintain the recipe.
4/21 I made another batch of the garlic hoagie rolls.20 I 15 35
*Pick three skills to work on with wife.
Locally CERT training was dropped due to lack of interest, but did find out that a nearby town offers the training courses.
*Be more consistent with the MRE Monday reviews.
The year to date is 13 out of 15 Mondays.
*Improve our family's water plan.
Rotating water bottles and refilled 7 gallon containers.
*Do a monthly review of each for the blog to hold myself accountable.