School, school, school! I dream about equations, writing & critiquing papers...
I forgot how much work it is! I am managing things, but I couldn't do it without the support of my family!
I am so thankful to my dad and Julie for watching Jeremiah for me so I can attend class- I don't know what I'd do without them! He's enjoying himself as well, and getting to know his cousin, Luke. (because they watch Luke certain days of the week) I think they'll be good friends, especially since Jeremiah pointed out that they have something in common- Jeremiah's middle name is Luke.
I am also thankful to my kids for understanding that I need to study & do a lot of work, and Elijah for helping me with some things. He likes to help me, and I enjoy his help. I'm also thankful that Josh is encouraging and supportive of this endeavor. He's actually the one who prompted me to go back to school. While I don't like to miss church, we have decided that he'll take the kids to church alone on Wednesday nights so I can have a chunk of time to get some work done (which is great!) This is a big deal- taking 5 kids anywhere alone is huge! Added bonus, I don't have to cook dinner, because our church offers dinner every Wednesday night- and it's usually pretty good. Josh will just get mine to go :) But don't worry- I haven't turned into a pagan because I don't go to church on Wednesday night! I have a good friend Gretchen @ www.extraordinaryordinarylife.blogspot.com to hold me accountable. She has been a blessing to me, encouraging me to memorize scripture and stay in the word.
There is a balance though. I never want school or work to supercede my duties as a wife and mother. My plan is to get through school very slowly- my family needs me. I plan to take 2 classes at a time- no summers- until Jeremiah starts kindergarten. When he is in kindergarten I will go full time (only because I have to- at that point I'll be in clinicals, so I don't have a choice)
My ultimate goal is to become a hospice nurse. I know it may be an odd thing to desire, but it is something I've always wanted to do. Perhaps I'll change my mind as I get further along, but for now, that is my goal. And we all need goals.
Speaking of goals, and on a completely different subject, I have two other goals:
Potty train Jeremiah
Potty train Heidi
For those of you who don't know- we adopted a doggie. She is wonderful (I was AGAINST the idea, but Josh thought it would be good for the kids & family protection) I vowed I would do nothing to HELP HIM IN ANY WAY in regard to the dog, but I find myself loving her- and I can't help it. She is so sweet. She is a 3 month old German Shepherd. She's obviously smart, and easy to train- but I don't know much about dogs, so I'm going to have to do some research.
Jeremiah on the other hand...
I know ALOT about kids.
I've potty trained 4 people, but this guy is giving me trouble. Typically he sits on the potty and does nothing. Then as soon as he gets a diaper on, he does something. I've never had potty training issues before, so this is new to me. He'll be 3 in March, and I'm tired of buying diapers. But I won't be too hard on him- I know all kids are different, and he is my baby.
Okay- better get back to my 'real' work.