Thursday, August 22, 2013

Question Time


       Every weekend I will have a blog  post where I ask and answer questions.  It is  a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also helps me to get feedback on a number of questions.  What song are you listening to over and over these days?  Recently I saw the video of the song 'Overcomer' by Mandisa on Jamerican Spice's Blog.  The lyrics are great and so helpful for me at this time. 




     As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where the theme this week is Back To School.  Would you like to go 'Back To School' to pursue a degree or some enrichment classes?  It would be interesting pursuing further studies. Recently I have even been thinking of learning Spanish online.  Most schools reopen during the first week of September in Jamaica. I am not a parent but it is a busy and expensive time for parents. For parents, How does it feel to send your children 'Back To School?'  If you have ever returned to school after a long absence, what was the experience like? In Jamaica children wear school uniforms.  Below is a picture of Janine and me in our 6th form uniforms many years ago. 
Judy (left) & Janine (right) in St. Mary High School uniforms

25 comments:

Self Sagacity said...

Hi Judy, If you caught me a couple of years ago, I would have said yes to going back to school. I have done all the classes and achieved all the personal goals as far as learning goes, I now can say no.
However, along those lines, I would love to explore and focus on my careers through those certificates and licenses that I have earned. Thanks for playing and linking up with Thursday Two Questions. :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your feedback Self Sagacity. All the very best with your careers. I was happy to link up with Thursday Two Questions again. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Sandee said...

I have my BS in Business Management and went to school many years after high school. I was considered an old timer at that point, but I got my degree anyway. It was the best thing I ever did.

I never had to wear a school uniform, but where I live it's not a bad idea since there are so many gangs.

Have a terrific day Judy. ☺

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is great that you have your BS in Business Management Sandee! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

MikiHope said...

I do not have children either. But I did return to college as a full time student when I was 40 years old--It felt strange but good!! Yes I graduated 4 1/2 years later--the extra 1/2 year was spent finishing up my senior project and finally finishing up my 2 year accounting degree.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Great achievement MikiHope! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Christina Morley said...

I love the photo of you and your twin! Our kids also wear uniforms. From grades 1 - 3 they wear a track-suit style uniform with cross-trainer shoes and from grades 4 - 12 they wear a more formal style of uniform with the black shoes and tie.

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks NC Sue! I will be sure to come over and link up. Have a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Christina! I note that your children also wear school uniforms over there in South Africa. Take care and have a great weekend.

mail4rosey said...

I love the picture of you and your sister!

My daughter has to wear semi-uniforms in high school and my son can wear whatever he wants in grade school. :)

Colette always picks great songs, doesn't she?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Rosey! It is interesting that your daughter has to wear semi-uniforms. Colette can certainly pick great songs. Such positive vibes. Have a good day.

Angie Church said...

would love to go back and finish a degree I started many years ago

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get the chance to Angie!

Colette S said...

That song is indeed beautiful and I hope one day I'll overcome all this struggle in my marriage. Whether here or away on my own.

Thank you for sharing.

Indeed I would love to further my education. And right now my future depends on me furthering my education based on how things are.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww Judy, Spanish lessons online sounds great, I would like to learn something again but with 4 children I don't get much time. I wont know what to do with all the time once the children are back, lots of running maybe :)

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I sent a long time in and out of school as I was ill it was so hard going back to school after being ill, people had moved on and I was always playing catch up. x

Noor said...

This song is so cool . I have been listening Safe and Sound by Capital Cities and just can't drop it outta my mind :)
Noor @ Noor's Place

lazyhippiemama.com said...

When I was in High School I had the privilege of spending a summer living with a family in Jamaica and helping teach Sunday school at their church. It was a wonderful time for me. I can still remember the taste of the sugar cane fresh from the field. Yum!!! Your blog brings back some great memories. I'm looking forward to reading more. BTW - the uniforms make me smile. The girls in my class all complained about them!

Judy Haughton-James said...

A real cool song indeed Noor! I am going to listen to it tonight after a very rough day. I will check out the song you mentioned too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I know what you mean Sarah! I also have some health issues to deal with before I can pursue more studies.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is great that you spent some time in Jamaica lazyehippiemama.com and have wonderful memories. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Claire! Continued success with your running. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am so glad I learnt about this song from your blog Jamerican Spice. It has been a very rough weekend for me and I need it to lift my spirit. Soon I will go to bed and I will be sure to listen to it. My best wishes to you where your marriage is concerned and I hope you get to continue your studies some day. Hang in there! We have got to overcome the challenges!:)

Maria said...

good morning, judy! i'm happy to be catching up with you! i hope that you're doing well! you are ALWAYS in my thoughts and prayers. <3
these potatoes look so good - i love that you added raisins to them - sweet and salty is such a good combo! :)
i hope that your day is off to a great start. as always, thank you for sharing your recipes! xoxox
maria

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