Friday, June 25, 2010


Ok, it's all set up now! I went down to the community college I will be attending this morning, and did my assessment tests. I got level 5 reading, level 4 writing, and level 3 mathematics. I knew I would do the worst on math! After I did that, I was able to pick the classes I was eligible to take.

So, I went over to a different building, after being escorted there from the opposite side of campus after getting lost! I am taking three classes, each one I go to twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. I will have a full day those days, but that leaves the rest of the week for studying and assignments, and hopfully spending time with my boys.

I also found out that my FAFSA went through. The entire semester is paid for, and I will be getting quite a bit back for school supplies! I was very happily surprised to find this out! I certainly won't need to apply for student loans. So hopefully, if it stays the same the whole two years, I can finish school without owing anything!
That would be great.

Please pray for me to do well through school, and to get a 2.5 GPA or higher. I have to maintain that in order to still get financial aid. My life should be pretty interesting these next two years!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Mike is going back to college, which is something I've been thinking about for a year or so. We went to LCC yesterday so Mike could do his assessment testing and talk with the advising and counseling staff, figure out financial aid, all that stuff. He can sign up for classes tomorrow morning.

Well, being there helped me to realize that I wouldn't be the only older person there. Most people my age have probably already finished college, and I didn't want to go and feel old! But I saw alot of people there older than me!!!

So, I talked it over with Mike, and decided I am going to go to college! I am gearing towards child development, maybe special education. They have alot of grants they are giving away to Moms for going back to school. Between financial aid, and special grants for being a Mom, I should get away with not paying much for school.

I am nervous. I'm not very smart, did horrible in Highschool. I'm afraid I will flunk out the first semester. I have to take an assessment test before I can sign up for classes on Friday, and I swear that computer will start luaghing at me! Either that or blow up. Please pray I learn quickly and do well.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Ok, Mike and I watched Cloudy with a chance of meatballs last night off the Netflix instant queue. What can I say about it? It was weeeeeiiiiiird. A safe family movie, and it kept me entertained, but very very weeeeeiiiiird. Worth watching, kids would like it. Jacob even watched some of it with interest, but he might have just been interested in the food! It's not something I would probably watch again, but I'm glad I finally saw it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oh well

Mike and I had made plans to go see Karate Kid last night. I arranged to have the boys sleep over at my parents. I was so excited, because I LOVE Jackie Chan movies! He is awesome, and Jaden Smith is such a cute little boy and a great actor. He was so good in Pursuit of Happyness. (No, I'm not mispelling it, that is how the movie is titled!)

Anyway, I wake up yesterday with a horrible migraine. Lasted just about all day, I was so miserable. I take Imitrex when I get them, but it is a preventative medicine, to be taken when it is first coming on. I woke up with it full blown. I took it anyway, but it didn't do much.

So, we didn't go see the movie. But the boys did stay with my parents anyway. I wouldn't have been able to take care of them the way I was feeling. I was soooo looking forward to seeing that movie. And the worst part, the migraine was just about gone by the time we would have left to go see it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Settle down

Well, it has been such a busy weekend! I had Nathan's surgery on Friday, then my cousin's bridal shower on Saturday. Sunday I had another cousin of mine graduate from the 8th grade, and also had my accident! More on that in a bit. Then Monday I was in bed all day in pain, due to the accident. And Tuesday was another cousin of mine 8th grade graduation. Of course, every activity was in either Lansing or another place half hour away. I finally feel like I can settle down and get back into my normal routine. I've missed seeing the boys this weekend. Mike stayed home with them so I could go to everything.

Well, as far as the accident goes, we're not quite sure what happened. I was driving down Saginaw and was coming up on the street I needed to turn down, so I hit my brakes to slow down...... Nothing happens! I'm freaking out, and hitting and hitting the pedal and I am not stopping. There were cars ahead of me, and I thought "I'm going to hit someone!" So, I decided to try turning down a side street so I wouldn't be around traffic. Now, all this happened in a time span of about ten seconds or so, going 40 miles an hour. So, I make the turn, more or less, and go up over the curb and just barely miss hitting a light pole. Blew out my tire. Ironically, the brakes started working after that! We don't know why they weren't working for me.

Well, we are driving around on a donut until we can buy a new tire this weekend, and then we'll have to get a front end alignment. And very soon here, we are taking the car in to have the brakes looked at.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nathan's surgery

Well, it's tomorrow morning. Nathan is getting tubes in his ears. We are scheduled to be checking in at 6:45 am. The hospital is half an hour away, so I a getting up at 5:15 to be ready to leave at 6. Jacob is spending the night at my parents, so he won't have to get up early or tag along. He hates hospitals anyway, that and doctors offices. Starts crying as soon as we get near one!

Please pray for a safe operation, steady hands for the doctor, calm nerves for me, and a quick recovery for Nathan. Thanks.