Thursday, August 26, 2010


Well, we got our student grants and loans in. We did all the necessary stuff like buying books and school supplies and all. Then we headed to a local car sales place and checked out a few minivans. We figured it would be a good idea to have a second car, that way if one breaks down, we aren't stuck without a car and no way to get to school.

We found a nice 1998 Chevy Venture for 2,000. It's in pretty good condition, but we'll need to get the a/c worked on. We went ahead and bought it outright, I don't want to have any payments to deal with. It's nice to have some extra room for when we go shopping with the boys. I'm happy with it.

Classes for me start on Monday. Please pray that I do well.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Well, Jason was supposed to come in yesterday, but his flight was canceled due to mechanical failure. Thank God they found it before they went up! He's been rescheduled on a flight for today, and he will now be leaving next Sunday instead of Saturday.

Only one more week before my fall classes begin. I am getting nervouse, I'm afraid I will fail miserably in the math course. Please pray for my patience in learning, and a clear mind to comprehend what I am being taught.

My financial aid will come in on Wednesday, and then I can go buy my school books. I wish I could get them sooner, and start studying ahead of time. I need all the help I can get!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


My brother in law, Jason, is coming to visit Mike for a week. He arrives this Saturday. He's a sweet guy, and can be fun to hang out with. I know Mike is looking forward to him getting here and spending time with him. They haven't seen each other since Jan 09.

While he is here, we will be checking out a bunch of restaurants, going to Craig's Cruisers, possibly Chuck E. Cheese, and who knows what else!?! Mike and Jason will be going to see alot of their guy movies, and playing video games here at home.

I'm glad Mike has this chance to see his brother and spend time with him. Now we just need to get his sister here!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


So, Mike and I had orientation last night for college. They talked a bit about when the school got started, how many people attend each year, why it is a smart choice to go there, all that stuff. I thought "We drove all the way here for this?" Then they started giving us a tour of the campus, showing us all the little things I never knew about, where all the places to get food were, best places to hangout and study. And I started thinking "OK, this is good information!"

It's alot of walking to get everywhere you need to be. I have three classes Mondays and Wednesdays, and each one is in a different building. Alot of stairs, alot of walking, alot of the time! I may very well get my exercise in whether I choose to or not! And alot of the food they seem to serve at the cafeterias seem fairly healthy enough. No McDonalds or Taco Bells, there are some sandwich places, a Blimpies, and a place where our tour guide says serves "real food." This pleased me alot, I was worried I would end up eating alot of junk food if I didn't brown bag each day. There are ways to get junk, vending machines all over, coffee shops with sugary specialties. I just have to continue practicing self-control and only order what I should instead of what I want!

The boys spent the night at Mom's last night, since our orientation went til 9pm. When Mike and I got home it was so relaxing. We made dinner, watched a movie, and went to bed. Of course, Mike kept thinking he was hearing the baby waking up! Funny how we get used to hearing things. Today, I caught up on much needed sleep. I'm starting to feel a little more human again. I forgot how good it feels to sleep all the way through the night with no interruptions. And to actually sleep at least 8 hours! I need to do that a few more times before school starts if I want to get my mind working right!