Monday, May 21, 2012

Good Monday morning!

No...unfortunately the lovely woman on the beach is not me.  But it is time to welcome summer break.  Yeppers.  Little Man is officially home for the summer.  And because I've lost my ever-loving mind, I'm not.  *sigh*  Out for summer break that is.  You see...I've decided to finish my bachelor's degree and return to college.  And I chose to begin the torture with summer classes.  At the time that I dropped out, I only had 17 hours left to complete.  But between kids and my RA kicking in, I couldn't handle the schedule.  So now it's time.  For several reasons.

Number One:  I'm a very proud mama because my oldest Man/Child not only turned eighteen in December, he graduated mid-term from high school.  He had a difficult time deciding which college he wanted to attend and finally made a decision and was accepted.  His thought process and choice reasoning impressed me.  So we will both be in college full-time as of August.  One reason I went back?  Is to show him the importance of finishing something I've started.

Number Two:  I want my children to be proud of me and to be an example for them.  I struggle daily with doing the right thing as an example for my family, but it's important to me that they see regardless of age, you CAN do whatever you set your mind out to do.

Number Three:  I'm going to apply to the Radiation Therapy program.  I went through the cancer rehab process with my mother and remember how difficult and scary it was.  Her oncology doc was amazing about explaining the process and I thought at the time that I would love to be a part of the process.

Even with trying to carve out reading time, this weekend was an easy one for us because I pushed to get yardwork and errands done on Thursday so we could try to relax.  Ha.  Chaos follows wherever and whenever.  We had a call from my mom that one of the feral alley cats had had kittens on her patio and hadn't been seen for several days. So....we rescued three kittens.  Now we have chickens, three dogs, and three kittens.  I need to get them in to a rescue group or a vet though.  We can't keep them in the house and have them in a pen out by the chickens.  Their eyes are either just now opening or they have health issues.  The cowboy wasn't happy with me for rescuing more animals...but you should've seen him cuddling one last night.  ;)  I will make it up to him and cook some of his favorite meals this week.  I made him his favorite chicken fried steaks last night.  Tonight we'll grill steaks with fresh new potatoes and green beans from the farmer's market.  And I made homemade strawberry icecream, too.  Yummo!

Now I'm offline to get some writing time in!  I'll detail more about my writing adventures Wednesday.  Hope ya'll have an exciting, productive week!


Unknown said...

Yes, sometimes life tosses us those curve balls, I know all about that. LOL

I'm so glad I don't live close to you or I'd be tempted to rescue those kittens myself.

Chelle Sandell said...

LOL. I'd meet you half way. ;) They're adorable but my oldest is allergic to cats and the three dogs will probably eat them given a chance. We're keeping them in a pen right now but I'll try to find them homes. We could let them be outside cats but I'd need to get them fixed first. We might take them to a weekend clinic that a rescue group funds. They might give us a break.