Monday, June 25, 2007


My math class is going quite well so far. I was nervous to begin with because of covering 12 weeks of information in 6 weeks. Good thing it is Algebra 1, so I should be able to ace it even though it is condensed. We're covering 3 chapters of information and having 3 tests as well as homework and a quiz every day that we don't have a test. The first two days were basic review of fractions and the real number system, which it's pretty sad to say that I needed the review. But alas, I did:) I did my practice test for chapter 0 last night and got all the odd answers right. As long as I practice things, I can usually memorize quickly.

Computer Science 120 is going to be a bit more challenging, I think. David thinks it's funny that I am taking a basic computer science class ON the computer. We went and got a flash drive over the weekend, and I figured out how to set everything up for the entire term all by myself (with the basic instructions for how many folders/sub-folders to make and what to name them. It has taken me a bit of time, but I think I'll do alright. Just need to crack open that textbook and start learning how to do more things. Some of what we'll be learning is terminology, the history of computing, and learning how to use Excel, Power Point, Word, etc. I know Word and Power Point well enough, but don't really know a lot of terminology, so that screwed me up on the placement test. That and the fact that I have never used Excel before.

Friday, June 15, 2007

My angel baby

~Happy second birthday, Kaily.~

Her story is in the June 2006 archives... the 2nd and the 15th.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The adventure begins

It seems almost surreal to be going back to school. I know some people go back when their children are grown, but to go back now just seems so different than the vision I originally had for my life. For our lives.

It's difficult to soak in how much things have changed since we started out on this quest of beginning a family together. There is still a large part of my heart that sinks when I hear that someone is pregnant. And it's not because I am not happy for them; it's just that I'm still trying to let go of the idea of having a handful of kids running around. In one form or another I'm sure we will. Even though I don't know when or if we'll try again, I can't bring myself to get rid of all the baby things that are quickly piling up in our too-small apartment. There are still two bins of maternity clothing in our closet, begging to be used one more time.

Even with those feelings, I believe that I'm making the right decision by going to school. My love for learning has not died in the years since I graduated high school. Competition and drive to get in to the program will be one of the things that get me through the overwhelming times. Now that I know what I'm fighting for, it's easier to fight. I'm going to do everything I can to get ahead without sacrificing too much time with my daughter and husband.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fun times

Well, sorry for the lack of blogging, but I've been under the weather for the past week. Plus Dorothy had a relapse with her croupiness as soon as she finished her round of antibiotics. She's been having a hard time settling down for the night, and frequently wakes up for the first few hours. I just started on a round of antibiotics for sinusitis, so hopefully I'll be feeling up to par soon. It's much harder being a good mommy when I don't feel good!

Book buying time is at the end of this week. Math class starts next Tuesday night, and my two online classes start on the 25th. Bring it on!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

A Walk in the Park

Dorothy is getting better, so I now have a bit more time to blog.

We had a great day outdoors today, going to a park in the woods with my brother and SIL and their two girls. The weather was sunny and 80's; about as perfect as you can get. Dorothy loved "4-wheeling" on the 1/2 mile hike we went on (she was in the stroller). I can't believe how much she has grown up lately. She has started sitting on her own, waving when we go through any doorway, and trying to clap and say "yay" with mommy.

Though I have to say the clapping ends up being slapping her chubby thighs and the "yay" is more like "aaaahhhh".

She has also taken to giving people five (only on her own terms, mind you) and, at times, scooting backwards.

So, I must say...

Motherhood is fabulous. Even with moments like today when Dorothy drug her big toe through the snot coming out her nostril, then proceeded to suck said toe like it was her beloved thumb.