Eric and I were talking yesterday and I have decided that when Shelby is in school (in two years) I will hopefully be going to nursing school. I already have a degree in medical assisting, which means I am qualified to work in a physician's office, but I have always wanted to be an "real" nurse. When I went to college the first time though getting a two year associate degree was the best choice for me at the time, going for a four year degree was not really an option. However I have found out they now offer a two year RN degree which has got me super excited. The only thing that worries me is that if I do end up getting into a nursing program I will be 35 when I start and will be in the minority age wise and will have been out of school so much longer than the other students so I almost feel like I will be at a disadvantage. I do plan on getting some books ahead of time to get a bit of a head start.
I think this is a good thing for me, I actually feel excited about something for the first time in awhile. I hope everything works out.
I am so proud of Trevor, he did such a good job in the Christmas program yesterday. I was amazed at how many parents did not show up though. I feel so bad for the kids whose parents did not show up, I understand some parents work or have things that come up and they are not able to attend but what about the parents who just don't show up? That just really irritates me because I was one of those kids. My parents did come to some things but other things it seemed like they had one excuse or another for why they couldn't come. We have always made every attempt to attend out children's activities and events, even if only one of us could be there, because I don't want my children to feel like we don't care about them or that there stuff is not important to us.
I don't mean to sound so mean spirited, especially at what should be such a happy time of the year, but I guess the events of last week along with an "incident" at my own kids school this week has me a little on edge.
On a happier note, the next few days will be pretty busy for me with all the last minute details of getting ready for Christmas. I have to clean the house, do some last minute shopping, deliver the fruit baskets Trevor's boy scout troop is selling and assembling, and do some baking. I want to get a gingerbread house kit to make with the kids, they always look so nice but I've never made one before so I hope they aren't too difficult. Wish me luck!
I am so excited to finally have a home computer after roughly a year or being without. I am trying to get back into LJ and am debating on whether or not to get more involved in Facebook. I will need to ask my teenage daughter for advice on that, lol. I am really excited for Christmas this year because we got the kids almost everything they wanted. Alexandra (15) will be getting a touchscreen MP3 player, Trevor (9) will be getting an Air Hogs remote control helicopter, and Shelby (3) will be getting a Baby Wanna Walk, along with some other things they will hopefully like as well. All the shopping is done, now we just have to do the wrapping. We are planning on going shopping this weekend to get the wrapping paper and the stuff to make cookies and the rest of the food for Christmas dinner.
Trevor's school is having a Christmas program today and I can't wait to see him in it. His class is going to be singing some Christmas songs and put on a little skit. They have been practicing all week and I know they will do a good job.
I have been so lost not being able to get on LJ for the past almost two months now. Our computer was having fits and then it decided to die. :( I am at the local library now so I decided to check in. We will hopefully be getting a new computer within the next few months, seems like forever but money is tight right now with the holidays coming up. After much fighting with the shcool we finally got somewhere in the fight to get our daughter some help. They agreed to allow her to have an aide in the classroom with her. We are still fighting them on some issues but that is a start. We have parent teacher conferences on Monday so hopefully we will be getting some good news there. They got report cards yesterday and Trevor got all A's (yay!) but Alexandra (Lexi) got an F so we are hoping to find out what happened in that particular class.
Some good news though, we got a kitten. She is about 2-2.5 months old and we named her Minnie, Shelby (who's 2) is in obsessed with Mickey and Minnie Mouse right now, hence the name. I can't wait to be able to upload some pics!
I can't wait until we can get our computer fixed, or get a new one. This goofy thing only works about half the time and the guy that is going to fix it is really backed up so he's not sure when he will be able to get to it. Can't really complain about that though because he is going to do it for free. There are some days where getting online and just letting my mind wander for awhile is the only thing that keeps me sane. Today was just a really bad day so I am so glad my computer decided to cooperate tonight. It seemed like if anything could go wrong for us it did. Hate days like that, but on the bright side we are all still here and healthy and watching a movie. So I guess today wansn't all bad. Tomorrow will be better. I'm hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow because Trevor wants to go to a tractor pull. Not my thing, watching tractors pull things down a dirt track but I guess when you're a 7 year old boy that kind of thing is exciting. It's always nice to do things as a family no matter what is it. :)