Decisions have been made

Well, I decided what I’m going to go back to school for.

So please, if you’re standing, take a seat, if you’re seated, stand up and then sit back down because this is not something that you’ll expect from me.  Or maybe it really isn’t that much of a shocker…I do tend to have a knack to go for the shocker!  LOL

So, I’ve decided that I’m going to try nursing.

There were many reasons that I choose this field. 

  • Rob really wants me to go back to school to get more education.  I really want to go back to school, too.
  • I decided that maybe I’ll try nursing.  I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but it’s kind of the same feeling I had when I started waiting tables.  I didn’t love the idea, but I have very fond memories of doing it.  I’m very nervous about it because I didn’t do well in Chemistry the first time around.  I have an “F” in it.  It’s the only reason that I don’t have a 3.0 graduating GPA.  But for the last 30 hours of school (not counting student teaching) I have a 3.8 GPA–that means something, right?
    • There is some irony in this decision, however.  My ex-husband’s mother was a teacher and I became a teacher while I was married to him.  My current husband’s mother AND sister are both nurses.  Rob’s ex-wife is also a nurse
    • When I told him that I was considering it, he was literally shocked stupid.  He did not know how to respond to my news.
    • He has since warmed up to the idea that nursing might not be a bad career choice for me
    • I’ve decided that I don’t necessarily want to become a journalist or a photographer because I need a hobby and if I did it for a career, they wouldn’t be my hobbies anymore!
    • Maybe I don’t need to be in love with a career.  It should just be something that I can do, do well and make a few bucks at.  Save the love for my husband, my pets and my hobbies.
  • I haven’t decided what field to pursue, but my mother in law mentioned something that REALLY got the wheels turning.  Be a nurse at a VA hospital.  It would utilize my Federal Service, I would be working with a variety of people who have served our country and I can relate because I myself have served in combat.  Either that or pediatrics.  I love kids and Jewels told me that I should really consider that path, as well.  But working at the VA really interests me!

So, that’s it.  I told you that I would let you know when I have made a decision–so there you have it!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!  🙂

Still around

Hi all!  Sorry that I haven’t been updating all that often.  With Rob in the field and and the puppy, things are a bit hectic for me.  Codiak’s been sick since yesterday morning and we had to make an emergency visit to the vet this afternoon.  He got two shots and some medication that I have to give to him twice a day until it’s gone.  Codiak’s a walking stomach, so I assume that he ate something that his sensitive tummy couldn’t handle.  I caught him today scratching in the dirt and he found Gizmo’s cathole…and Casey’s not ill, so it’s not something that’s contagious!

Anyway, there’s not much else going on here.  I’m watching season 2 of the Simpson’s and I’m actually getting ready to go to bed, but I’d like to sleep in a tad tomorrow morning (we all know that THAT’S not going to happen, but I’m allowed to dream!)

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

New Car!!!

I’m feeling quite good!  Rob and I ordered my VERY first NEW car!  EVAR!  So excited!  It’s a 2009 Mellow Yellow Mini Clubman with black hood bonnets and checkered upholstery!  I’m so excited.  We ordered it on Friday and it should be ready for pick up in late October!  I can not wait until we get it!

I am just so EXCITED, can you tell???

Well, anyway, I can’t stay long because T and J are headed over here for dinner on their way back from Paris and I need to get Rob packed for the field–he leaves tomorrow—blah–at least he only has to go play in the mud for 4 days!  😀

Well, gotta run!  Thanks for reading and have a GREAT Sunday!

not out of disrespect

My husband ticked me off yesterday, but I’m getting better.  Sleep helped, as I suspected it might.  Still upset, but getting better.

Thanks for the nice comments yesterday.  They made me feel better when I saw them this morning.

Casey and Codi are playing tug-o-war.  Codi is nearly 20 pounds!  A little more than 5 pounds heavier than his big brother.  Casey is still trying to assert his dominance in the house, but I already know who’s going to be top dog!  Codi is letting Casey win some of the battles, but could totally take Casey out if he wanted to!  They are pretty fun to watch!

I’ve got some video footage, but it’s still raw and I haven’t got the energy to work on it right now.  Maybe this weekend…

Anyway, thanks for reading.  Hope everyone’s day is going well.  TTFN

Empty House

Well, all of my house guests have left and I am feeling a bit sad.  I’m sure that in a few days, I’ll be okay, but for today, I guess I’m a bit melancholy.

There’s nothing else to say for right now.

I promise to read everyone’s posts in my reader this week, but it’s not going to happen today, anyway.  Thanks for being so patient with me!