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!