Good Sunday morning! June 27,2004

  1. Morning all! I'm up late as usual, and thought I'd go ahead and kick this one off for once. :chuckle

    QOD: What is the single most fulfilling thing in your life at this time?

    For me, it is seeing my son grow and develop so much. He is so smart, and the things that he says and does continue to amaze me each day. He is such a loving little boy, and he is continually getting praised for his good behavior at school! :hatparty: HIs teachers comment on his good manners, his good behavior, and say he is such a joy to work with and to teach. They say he makes their job easier, that he always leads the class, and that he is just so sweet. I couldn't be happier. Of course here at home, he is NO WHERE near the :angel2: that he is at school!!! But he's my heart, and my pride and joy. I can't imagine my life without him.


    Now, I'll fill y'all in on what I've been doing. I've been working, working, working for the past few days. I hardly get a moment to myself when I work like that....6 shifts in a row. WHEW!

    Friday I was off, I went to the university here to try to sort out some things about my schedule. ALL of my info was screwed up, and I walked from one end of the campus to the other non-stop, it seemed. *sigh* Finally, I talked to someone who decided that he could help me, and I got signed up for an orientation. The problem is, it's on July 6 @ 11am. I have to work night shift (12 hrs) on the 5, 6, and 7, and I want to sign up for summer session II, and after the 5th it is a late registration, with late fees and all. Oh, and also, the financial aid dept. did not bother to process fin. aid for me for the summer, only next fall and spring. :angryfire: Hopefully they will get my award together sometime soon.

    Now going back to school is posing a couple of big dilemmas for me. One, I don't know how in the world I am going to manage to work at least 36 hrs. a week on nights while going to school during the day. I NEED my sleep, always have. WIth less than 7 hours, I am a BEAR!!! Second, I really feel like I don't want to persue my BSN, and I had seriously thought about med school, but now I don't feel like putting the time into it. So I'm thinking about doing the PA program. I can finish it up in 3 years, same amount of time I'll need to get my BSN. ALso, I hate living here, and I'm not exactly sure that I even want to stay here long enough to complete a degree. WHO KNOWS??? I am just having a lot of issues right now.


    Kate, I can totally relate to how you are feeling about school. It's such a huge ordeal!!

    Today we are planning on going to the waterpark and the beach, to try to relax a bit. We'll see how that works out.


    Y'all have a great day!!!
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  3. by   Tweety
    Good morning.

    Have a nice time at the waterpark.

    Nothing going on here. Having a great night at work so far.
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    *grumbling with eyes half shut* morning. Man, am I tired! Am I ever going to get caught up on sleep? Bryce must be having another growth spurt. It seems like every couple of weeks, he is up one or two times a night eating, eating, eating. I'm tired. I even lay down with the kids in the afternoon when they nap and it isn't doing me any good. The only thing it seems to help me do is stay up later at night and then I'm not getting sleep either!

    I gotta get some coffee................... Okay, now at least I have the aroma wafting up to my nostrils while it cools a bit.

    The bunnies are in the kitchen going bananas this morning. Almost time to let them out of their cage to run. Yesterday, they were running across the floor and sliding. It was hilarious!

    I have made an official pact with myself and you all have permission to kick my butt if I break the pact. I am staying away from all things political here. I may read them (though it is better if I don't so I don't get goaded into answering) but I may not answer! This, I solemly swear! (how long will this last now?)

    Nekhismom.......it sounds like you are in a state of confusion with deciding just what it is you are going to do and you also sound like you are in the middle of weighing the pros and cons of each situation. That's a great way to do it. I have to do that with just about everything anymore and I bring many problems here to this thread to get everyone's two cents. Try to relax a little today when you go to the waterpark. (how I envy you.....it's too cold here to do ANYTHING outside!)

    QOD answer: My kids are the single most fulfilling thing in my life at this time. I know that will change and it will probably sound horrible but I know once school starts that my self-worth will rise and I will feel better about me. School and how I do there will quickly become very fulfilling, maybe surpassing the kids at that time.

    Tweety...........Hellooooooooooooo there!

    Today's plan is to get the living room cleaned, try to get the kids outside for awhile to run off energy, work on my class's group some more and start going through paperwork and bills to get this office cleaned on Tuesday. (the deadline I gave Bry to get the pile on his desk cleaned off)

    Bryce was using Piper's potty chair to stand up again yesterday and fell and cut his chin and his lower gums. I couldn't see where the blood was coming from so Bry rushed home to check him out. That way, one of us could hold him and the other check. *sigh* I swear I am going to have a heart attack one of these days. It's every other day that someone is hurting themselves around here! My heart cannot take it!

    Alright.....gonna run and get started. Dang, I want some more sleep!

    Hugs all around........
    Last edit by CNM2B on Jun 27, '04
  5. by   Tweety
    Morning Kimmers! You are up so early for a Sunday????? I know about that fatigued feeling. You'll feel better when you're done with school and the kids are grown. LOL
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    No kidding Tweety....so about 20 years, eh? Bryce had me up at 5:30! OIY! You getting ready to leave work?
  7. by   jnette
    A BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL GOOD MORNING to ALL !!!

    heh... (Kimmy, don't ya just LOVE those chipper, cheery morning people?)

    Sooooooooooo... Nekhismom... sounds like you're in a quandry there, girl !
    You'll sort it all out.. there's no HURRY ... remember that. One step at a time, that way you can still change directions.. sometimes we run so fast fullsteam ahead that we get too far ahead of ourselves and by the time we can skid to a stop, we've wasted that many steps which hadn't been necessary to begin with. Enjoy your day at the waterpark.. I'd love to go with you for sure ! You little man sounds like a true gentleman... you have every right to be proud of the little guy !

    Morning Tweets ! What you into today? Your weekend to work, I know.. anything else good going on?

    Kimmy... you could always try wrapping Bryce up in bubblewrap !
    Poor little fella.

    Well, going out on the porch for second cuppa... enjoy the early morning stillness.

    Guess Suzanne is already having the time of her life.. how kool for her !
  8. by   MelissaRN
    Good morning friends! We finally have sun here today. Supposed to go hiking or to the beach with friends. Not sure just yet. I just ate and am going for a run as soon as breaksfast settles.

    I fell asleep after dinner last night and didn't wake up until late into the night. Weird!!

    Hope you all have a terrific day
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Netters....bubblewrap eh? LOL! usually I AM one of those chipper morning people but lately I just want to crawl into a hole. I feel like I am in a perpetual fog! What's up for your day off?

    Melissa.....you must have needed the sleep. Sounds like you will have a fun day! I'm looking forward to having one of those before school starts, I hope.

    Off to find more links.........
  10. by   jnette
    Quote from CNM2B
    Netters....bubblewrap eh? LOL! usually I AM one of those chipper morning people but lately I just want to crawl into a hole. I feel like I am in a perpetual fog! What's up for your day off?

    Melissa.....you must have needed the sleep. Sounds like you will have a fun day! I'm looking forward to having one of those before school starts, I hope.

    Off to find more links.........
    Dunno what I'll get into today, really.... going to call Adam later... MUCH later. That boy likes to sleep in 'til about 11 or so. But then, he never goes to bed 'til one or two in the morning, either. THAT will soon be changing... (bootcamp)... So I'll let him enjoy while he can.

    He's off today, so I'll see if he wants to come down... but then his GF is off today, too, and I don't want to steal her few days off with him together, either. So we'll see. As long as I get my one full day with him sometime before he leaves.

    Melissa, I'm jealous. I WANNA GO WITH YOU !
  11. by   suzanne4
    Marie finally got through customs about midnight.................long day for me, since I start at about 6 am on a daily basis. We stayed up talking until about 2:30 until I finally crashed. This morning went to Chatuchak, the big weekend market and then of course for Sunday jazz. Taught again as usual....

    Now finally back home and catching up with a million e-mails.
    My most rewarding thing at the moment, teaching, and seeing the marvelous improvement in my students. Thais have a tendency to be very shy, and once we get over that, look out.......like a speeding bullet train coming thru. Definitely worth all of the years that I put in at the bedside to be able to do this now and share my experiences with them...
  12. by   Tweety
    I'm home. Last night was busy busy then until around 3:00AMish them nothing, nothing, nothing. Loved the break.

    Melissa, I've been to the beach up there, it's too cold to swim in but gorgeous.

    Jnette, the best thing about the weekends I work is coming home to two extremely excited pups. Otherwise, I don't schedule anything to do, just work, eat and sleep.
  13. by   jnette
    Quote from suzanne4
    Marie finally got through customs about midnight.................long day for me, since I start at about 6 am on a daily basis. We stayed up talking until about 2:30 until I finally crashed. This morning went to Chatuchak, the big weekend market and then of course for Sunday jazz. Taught again as usual....

    Now finally back home and catching up with a million e-mails.
    My most rewarding thing at the moment, teaching, and seeing the marvelous improvement in my students. Thais have a tendency to be very shy, and once we get over that, look out.......like a speeding bullet train coming thru. Definitely worth all of the years that I put in at the bedside to be able to do this now and share my experiences with them...
    Good Morning Suzanne !!!

    So glad Marie made it in safely and that all is well. I know you will be enjoying your day together.

    Yes, we can see how much you enjoy what you do. It does sound so very rewarding... and we appreciate all the teaching you offer us as well.

    You ROCK !
  14. by   MelissaRN
    Awww Tweety, you think so? LOL. Actually I never swim in the ocean for that reason, but the lakes are beautiful and are good on a hot day.

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