Saturday, August 27, 2011

Brandon's first lost tooth

About 6 days ago, I discovered Brandon had a loose tooth. He was telling me a story and I realized one of his teeth was crooked. He was super excited because it's his first loose tooth and he has been waiting a while for it. Last night he made this plan for us today - daddy would tie a string from the tooth to the remote control helicopter. I would fly the copter and Matthew would film it with the video camera. He once saw this on funniest videos. He woke up this morning and went over the plan again. Then I started brushing his teeth and realized it was GONE! He didn't even know it. Talked about how I wasn't going to be the one to search his poop, but I think he was a little disappointed. Then we checked his bed and sure enough, we found it! Thankfully.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

getting ready for back to school

today's schedule:
830a - Matthew goes to ortho, to get wires removed in preparation for
10a - Matthew goes to dentist for cleaning
(insert break here, for food and then going to help out at school for next week)
3pm - Matthew goes back to ortho for new wires and adjustments
4p - Brandon has his first soccer practice and team meeting
(dinner at some point)
630p - First Cub Scout meeting of the new year, this year with TWO scouts!

Of course, just because one has the appointment doesn't mean they are the only one to go. Oh, and I forgot to add that between ortho #1 and dental cleaning, we will run to grocery store.

what a day!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

forget what I said

mornings are not full of hope and excitement when they start with cat poop in the living room.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

end of the day dejection... *again*

I think I am a morning person. I mean honestly, I could stay in bed ALL day if given the chance. But that doesn't mean I don't like mornings. Mornings are full of hope and promise. Night time is the END of the day. The time when everything finishes whether or not it is resolved. I did not get the magical email from my professor today, inviting me in to her microbiology class. Crushed? yea, a little bit. I spent several hours today researching the "Chancellor's Advisory on Use of Model Prerequisite for Enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing Programs." Seriously. I think if I figure out how they compute the thing, it's an automatic associate's degree! The formula is listed, I worked out their sample problem, and still, nothing matched. Then I had to ask Steve for help. Steve - with his superior math skills. But then he couldn't make it work either, so I felt better. He tried it more different ways than I did - including setting up some excel program. blah blah blah. still didn't work. I used my brain not the computer. it's all a no go. Tomorrow I will start researching programs other than the RN program. Maybe radiology. The kids are gone until tomorrow afternoon, so that I can go to my class that I didn't get. It's just not as enjoyable as if the kids were gone and I had something FUN to do. Of course, at this point I don't know if I'd recognize fun. Then again.. Last week I got to push a fully clothed almost 11 year old into a pool. That was fun - I've always wanted to do that!
I just read a friend's blog and he mentioned cleaning out his son's room while his son was away. I meant to do this with my boys' room, but maybe next week. Of course, this friend's son wasn't too happy about the whole thing. My boys probably wouldn't be either, but if I don't get this class, I will have nothing else to do than clean their room. Our new family motto is "less is more." Brandon somehow thought that translated into more toys for him. Can't WAIT for school to start!

renewed energy

Went to bed rather defeated last night. Today is a new day, however. Big list of things to-do-today and I'm sure I wont get through them all, but even if I make it through half, I will feel accomplished. And really, isn't that what life is about?

Monday, August 15, 2011

months have passed

I need a back up plan for the back up plan. So tired of trying to make everything work. Sometimes I think I would feel better to see a fortune teller. I wouldn't need to know the 'how' portion, just that everything turns out ok. I just need that mental relief some days.
I am currently #7 on the wait list for microbiology. The teacher told us today that if she hasn't let us in by the end of class, that we can't come to class anymore. She will keep us posted if anyone drops, but if we have to add late, then we just miss out on lectures and labs. Sucks, but I really need this class. Passing this class with a B will open up 4 more RN schools for me to apply to. I can't believe how little real effort I have put into getting into RN school. The fact that I didn't even know I needed a B in micro to apply to 3 schools is ridiculous. And yet, the back up plans are still non existant because THEY take more effort. But then, I can't win the lottery if I never buy a ticket.