Tuesday, May 17, 2011

School Business and Florida

Wowie! Look at how long it's been since I have been on here! I've been so busy these last few months. My oh my, where to start?

Well, all the classes I had signed up for didn't quite pan out the way I wanted them too. I was taking four classes, one of which required four hours a week of working in a certified preschool. I had my own lab assignments and homework for the preschool, so it was more like I was taking five classes. I got so busy and stressed out after six weeks that I ended up in the hospital with an anxiety attack. I thought I was having a heart attack, and my blood pressure was sky high. I was prescribed anti-anxiety pills (which is really a tranquilizer that knocks me out!) and anti-depressant (which is really only a serotonin upper, which is a hormone that aids in boosting your mood).

I ended up dropping both the Child Development classes and sticking with math and writing. But I was already so extremely behind in math that I ended up flunking out before the class was over! So, by the end of the semester all I successfully completed was one four credit writing class. But, I got a 4.0 on my portfolio in the class so I am happy about that!

Mike has done really well in his classes. He got a 4.0 in three of his classes and a 3.5 in the fourth one. He is starting up his own computer repair business that will service the Lansing and Grand Rapids areas. He will fix pcs, laptops, XBOX's and Playstations. He will come to your homes and repair there if the fix is simple enough, or he will take it with him and return it to you in less time than other places would have it done. He also offers setup of tv/surround sound systems and computers. I will post his website once he has completed it. His goal is to offer excellent repairs and customer service cheaper than anyone else. You wouldn't believe how over-priced places like Best Buy's Geek Squad are!

On May 23rd Mike, the boys and I are going to Florida to visit Mike's family. No one but Mike's mom and brother has met Nathan yet! We will be there for a week visiting family and going to the Epcot Center in Disney for a day. That will be fun. The boys will be so excited about all the cool stuff to look at! They are to young to ride any of the rides, but they will enjoy looking at everything and walking around! It should be a very fun week for us all! Wish us luck on the plane, and prayers are appreciated too!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Here we go again!

Well, school is starting up again today. I have one class today, Tuesdays, and two classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and one class on Thursdays. So I will be driving out to school at least four times a week. I have algebra 1, composite writing and two child development classes. One class requires me to work at a daycare for four hours a week, and I got stuck with being there 8 am to 12 on Mondays. That means I will be getting up by 6 am at the latest Monday mornings. Yippee!

I am pretty upset that I have to start classes today because it is Jacob's 6th birthday. He is at school now, but Mike and I are picking him up early and we are all going into town to have lunch together before my class. Then Mike will drop me off for class and is going to take the boys to Chuck E. Cheese. I should have a quick class tonight, just being introductions and all. I hope at least, because I would like to see Jacob for more than two hours on his birthday.

Well, wish me luck!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What a break!

Well, this Christmas break has felt very long! And not to terribly relaxing. Christmas time is always hectic and I am actually glad that it is over now. It was a nice enough Christmas, spent time with all my family, hung out with friends. Got some nice stuff and the boys got alot of clothes which was greatly needed.

Last Saturday my sister fell on ice outside of work taking trash out. She fell on top of her leg and broke her fibea bone in her leg, and broke alot of ligaments in her ankle which pushed her ankle out of place. She was in soooo much pain. My parents and I went to stay with her in the hospital after we found out she needed surgery to fix her up. They set her bones back in place and used a pin to hold her ankle put until the ligaments heal. Then they put a small titanium plate next to her fibea bone that will be permanent to offer support.

Now she has to be off her feet for 6 to 8 weeks, so she is losing all her income. She is staying with my parents until she can be back up and around. I've been over there everyday this week to help out as much as I can. That will stop this next week once school starts. So please pray she heals quickly!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Final grades

Ok well I got my final grades in for the semester, finally! I got a 4.0 in my writing class and in my child development class, and in my math I got a 3.0! Aloooooooot better than I thought I would be getting.

Now I can relax and take it easy the rest of Christmas break. We are starting to get our shopping finished up, and now to get them wrapped. I've been trying to catch up on my Christmas movies.

Christmas eve we are going to my parents and having dinner with them and my sisters, and exchanging gifts. Then Christmas morning Mike and I will do our family gifts with the boys, and that afternoon we are driving to Lansing for a big extended family dinner and gift exchange. Lots of gifts going around that day! I hope the boys have fun.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


It's Thanksgiving, and the turkey smells great! I got up about 8 this morning, since the boys stayed up late so they slept in. That was nice. I got the turkey all cleaned and stuffed with stove top stuffing and in the oven by 9am. It'll be coming out around 4pm. It's a big bird! I made an apple and a pumpkin pie last night, and still have two more to make but it can wait til tonight. Potatoes are cut up and ready to be cooked and mashed, green bean casserole is put together and in the fridge waiting to be cooked, frozen corn in the freezer and premade biscuits to be cooked, and I am making my own gravy from the turkey broth once it comes out. MMMM I cant wait for dinner!

Craig should be arriving right around 4, and is eager to watch the football game. Apparently he is a big Saints fan and this is their first time playing the Thanksgiving game, so he is excited.

Soon after dinner I am taking Jacob and Nathan over to Mom and Dad's to see the rest of my family. My sisters and cousins are over there today and want to see the boys. We will visit for an hour or two and then head back home.

Mike's brother Jason has a webcam on his XBOX360, and Mike is going to do a videochat with his family tonight so they can see the boys today as well. It should be a fairly nice and relaxing day once I get dinner all finished up, and then clean up afterwards.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Time still flies!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've done any blogging!! I've been so busy with school, studying, and trying to spend time with the boys. It's November now, and it snowed for the first time in my area today. That is when I really realized how much time has gone by. I'm halfway done with the semester already. I've got alot to talk about today!

Like I said, the semester is half over now, and I am doing pretty well in most of my classes. All but, you guessed it, math. I am skirting by with a 2.0 so far and it is getting even harder. But, in ChildHood Development and Writing I have a 4.0! I sat down with an academic advisor yesterday to create a schedule of all the classes I need to take and when to take them to get my associates degree. It will take me through Spring of 2013. Yep, three years!!!! When I started this, I thought two years was a long time to be in school. Sigh, oh well.

I will be taking a spanish class and an american sign language class in my last year. I am looking forward to that, I have always wanted to be able to speak spanish, and the asl will help Jacob with what he can't say. I already know a little sign, just certain words and the alphabet. I will try brushing up more over the next two years so I can have a head start when I finally get there.

Well, on Monday the 8th is Mike and my anniversary. Seven years now! Like I said, time flies! We already celebrated back over Labor day when we went away for a weekend, because we knew we wouldn't have time during the school semester. Also, we knew that by now we wouldn't have alot of money left! I still wanna do a little something on the actual day of our anniversary though, even if it is just a card. I guess we'll have to see what we can swing. We both have to be at school all day Monday, so it certainly won't be romantic.

Mike's friend Craig is driving up to spend Thanksgiving weekend with us. His family is down in Florida and he doesn't have the time to fly there for such a short time, so we invited him here. Which means I will be in charge of our Thanksgiving dinner this year. I've done it all myself before, but that was only with ONE baby and no school! Mike and I both have to be at school all day before Thanksgiving, so prepping ahead of time will have to be done that Tuesday if I can. Wish me luck!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Time flies

Wow, I can't believe it's October already! I've been in school for a month now, and I haven't gone completely crazy! I'm doing pretty well with most of my classes. Math is still a difficult subject for me. I'm barely pulling a 2.0, which is a passing grade at least. I just hope I stay at least around there, or even higher. I don't want to have to take this class over again. But, I need to know it.

I'm learning all kinds of fascinating information in the Child Development class. Most of what they are going over I already knew, just from background experience with kids. But, now I know what the technical terms are. I've had my first child observation, out of 6. Just turned in the report Wednesday, so I still need to find out what my grade is on that. I have another one this coming Tuesday, and then my third on Thursday. Wish me luck!