Saturday, September 03, 2011

Long-range plans and goals

I guess an alternative title could have been "What our lives are like now." I love how my Jones soda really summed it up for me last week with this bottle cap advice. This is truly where we're at. As you know, the littles went to public school last year, and I went back to Grad school.

It has all gone swimmingly. The littles have done a great job with the transition. It was a strong move for all of us. While I miss the early days of homeschooling, I do not miss what it turned into for me. In the last year that I home schooled everyone, it became a huge source of failure and frustration for me. There are some things even I am not patient enough to muddle through. I thought I would miss it more, but I think we were all ready for a change. We moved forward and haven't looked back since.

I am 20 months away from obtaining my masters in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist. It is hard. It is stressful. But I also feel like this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm so excited about my options. I'm so excited about doors that are opening for me. Hopefully, I will have my dream job anytime between now and graduation. I've worked night shift weekends for the past 9 years because it met the needs of my family and supplied our family with a nice paycheck. I did this willingly. Now that I know there's an end in sight, I suddenly can't WAIT to be off weekends and specifically night shift, which I believe is slowly killing me. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me that I will have a normal life soon!


Thursday, September 01, 2011

She's serious about the environment

This is a public service announcement from the youngest bee. She wants to remind everyone to reduce, recycle, and reuse. She takes this serious.

So serious in fact, that's she's made her own Environment Club. She is the president, treasurer, and secretary of the club. She's in charge of production ideas as well as creative director.

She has made badges you can earn for activities such as recycling, reusing items, planting and working in the yard. She's advertising for new members and already has a pretty good following.

Oh, how I love this girl. Her passion. Her creativity. Her obsessive nature. I love it all. I truly think God gave me this child because he knew I would need to be entertained later in life.