Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What a PITA

PITA or Pain in the ass! I went to the open house tonight and was happy to find several ladies in my position. Some even older than me! The only downside was that because have been out of school so long none of my previous credits are transferable so I'd be starting out as a freshmen again. ARGH!!! Really don't want to do that. I get home and give hubby the 411 and he starts talking about the aircraft school down in Florida again moving down there after he gets his buy out money in October. So I don't want to enroll only have to drop out. I wish he'd make up his mind. There is really no reason to stay here after the shit his work pulled.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Feeling too old

I am getting a bit nervous about the open house at the college tomorrow. I am terrified that I am going to be the oldest one there. Silly I know and it really shouldn't bother me but it does. Ed tells me that there will be a lot of "older" meaning not just out of high school kids there with the way the economy is and all the lay offs in our area. I just hope that I see at least one other over 30 person there. I cannot believe that I am feeling this nervous, it has been a real long time since I had butterflies like this. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I think I may have it

Next week Wednesday I am going to an open house at a local college. I am going to inquire about their dental assistant program. Yeah, I am shocked that I was able to narrow it down to a field of study too. The more I think of this the more excited and nervous I am getting. If I do go back to school this is going to be such a HUGE change for me. Going back to school after all these years is kind of a scary idea. I'll be the weird old lady in the class. In a way I think that my age is my biggest fear when it comes to going back. I'll be 13-14 years older than most of the "freshman". I mean I could be old enough to be one of their mothers. (Hey some kids have babies at age 14 right?)

I hope that I am doing the right thing. With the state of the economy right now I really have no other choice except to re-enter the work force. Plus it will help take some of the burden off of my husband. I really don't want to go back into reception work or retail, even if my one retail management job was my favorite job to date. And in this field I can find a job anywhere I may move to. I mean I don't see there not being a job opening in this field ever. As long as people have teeth they will need to go see a dentist right? I have to look at the cost of the schooling as an investment. If only it were that easy for me to do so.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm a convert

While running some errands this afternoon I passed a Super Wal*Mart, so I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone ad stop there to do my grocery shopping as well as picking up some seeds and some gardening supplies. The girls have been begging me for a long time now to start a garden. I was shocked at how much cheaper their prices were. I had to save at least $25 easy. I think it is worth the drive. I mean it really isn't that far away and if I hop on the thruway. I think I will be going there from now on.

As for the garden well we or shall I say Lillian picked out 2 strawberry plants, a blueberry bush, a red pepper plant, watermelon seeds, and a wildflower seed mix that is supposed to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The two of us spent some nice quality time together this afternoon planting them. (My mom took Madeline out while we were gone to the Rat Place). I really hope that they grow well, that would save me tons of money in the long run. Lillian is a fruit fanatic, I cannot keep it in the house, and if you've been to the store lately you know how expensive it has become.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What to do?

Ever get to that point in your life where you just need a chamge? I think I amther now. Next fall Lillian will be starting full day school and I will be re-entering the work force. But what to do? I don't really want to go back to my old job. I was thinking about maybe going back to school but even then have no clue as to what to do? Do I go into graphic ats? Use my love of cooking and enroll in a culinary arts program? If I do that I wonder if I'd still have a love for cooking and baking if I had to do it every day as a job. I tossed the idea of becoming a nurse around in my head. I think that I wouldn't mind being an onocology nurse, with a focus on administeing chemotherapy. One of my favorite jobs was working in a hotel, so maybe hotel management? See my problem? I have no idea in what direction to go. I have been a stay at home mom for song long now that I think that I lost part of who I used to be somewhere along the way.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


What fun the girls had coloring and decorating Easter Eggs. Now the big question is who is going to eat them? LOL

Monday, April 6, 2009

Just started my team!

Light the Night Walk Donation page

Yes I am starting early this year. The other day I got the notification for early sign up for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. Ed and I had so much fun doing this last year that we are doing it again. Only this time I started a team and am hoping to get family and friends to join us this year.

Again I ask you that if you can spare a couple bucks to please donate to this cause. The anniversary of Ed's diagnosis is right around the corner and thankfully he is in remission. We'd like to help them find a cure to these blood cancers. Every penny helps.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hats off to Iowa!

Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state and first in the nation's heartland to allow same-sex couples to wed.

Reading this in the headlines that popped up when I logged on really warmed my heart!
THANK YOU IOWA! The rest of America needs to take notice and follow suit. My views on the people in the "heartland" have radically changed today.

I just cannot understand why in this day and age people are so fearful of homosexuls, and why they are so bothered by the idea of two people in love wanting to be married and entitled to the same benefits as straight couples.