it's prettier there!!
Monday, June 7, 2010 | at 9:38 PM |
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | at 12:12 AM |
I've been thinking of going back to school to get my master's degree in nursing. I went to college in hopes of becoming a doctor but I found out that 1) i hate studying, 2) I'm not as smart as I thought I was, 3) I really didn't want to go to school any longer.
so fast forward to almost 10 years later when I had my first daughter. I really was amazed by my midwife and the whole experience of child birth and I really wanted to take part. I've been talking to A-man to get him on board since I really haven't focused on just one thing with my million different business and/or venture ideas. BUT having another great birth with Abby and meeting some awesome nurses, I really have been thinking more and more. I thought once Abby is in school full time, in about 5 years, I can go to school full time also but today A-man tells me to just go ahead and that he will work and take care of the girls while I go to school full time.
Crazy huh! Since I already have a baccalaureate's degree, I need to take a full time 15 month program to earn a masters in nursing. Then another year, part or full time in my field of specialty. That's IF i get into UIC's college of nursing program which is ranked 7th in the nation with the midwifery program ranking 6th in the nation.
So I've been researching what I need to do in order to apply and my biggest hurdle was the required minimum GPA. I was terrified that I didn't meet the minimum since I really didn't do well in the first two years of college. But since I did ok the last two years, I meet the minimum GPA, Thank Goodness!! I was on the dean's list for one semester and I was all proud of myself. ha!!! I'm hoping being 12 years older now, I will be a little more focused and smarter. Although my book of choice these days are written by Dr. Suess.
So if all goes well, I will be applying to enter the spring of 2012. Applications are due March 2011 and I will need to study for and take the GRE, take an anatomy and physiology class (since they need it to be taken in the last 5 years) and write essays and shit. Wow, I'm getting a headache just thinking about homework.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 | at 2:10 AM |
Never again will I ever have a business partner!! I've been doing fine by myself so I don't know why in the world I ever decided to start a business with someone else. I posted awhile ago about starting the party planning thing with a friend. Well I've only known her for about 6 months and she's super nice and super creative. and that's where it ends. I guess the "nice" part is also in question cuz the claws have come out! So we got our first party (happening this saturday) and I've been doing alllll the work! All of it!! I've assigned her to do certain things cuz she hasn't done shit. So I basically treat her as an employee and give her 50% of profit? Not fair!!
So I've already told her what I think and that we can't go on after this party so we'll see what happens. I still would like to continue to do this but I will not compete with her. So if she wants to continue to do it, i'll just walk away. no biggie. I have way better shit to do with my time and since parties happen on the weekends, it's not fair for the girls or A-man to have to deal with my absence.
I'm just so pissed, I could scream!! and have!
During our trip to St. Louis, Eleanor did the cutest thing. One morning we were all hanging out in the living room while E was sleeping. When she woke up, she put on a whole new outfit (she was sleeping naked as usual), peed on the potty (I took one from home), and walked out into the living room and wished us all a good morning while holding the potty seat full of pee. Then I took her to the bathroom, she dumped her pee into the toilet and flushed. Awwwww, she's all grown up!!!
She starts day care tomorrow morning, just two mornings a week and I am excited but super nervous that she'll beat up a kid and be sent home. We went to orientation last week and she sat in class for over an hour and although she did cry for some reason, she did pretty well. So I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that she doesn't get frustrated or tired (which is when she goes ape shit) and behaves herself. Everyone tells me that they act differently when under different authority so we'll see what happens.
Abby started to crawl on Saturday (May 15th) during a friend's birthday party. She's been getting up on her hands and knees and rocking and taking one or two little movements but she full on crawled during the party. No army crawl, no dragging her knee, nothing! Just picture perfect crawl! She's also super good at picking up tiny bitty items with her fingers. Do I have another exceptionally motor skilled baby on my hands? Yikes!! I was hoping she would kinda be the clingy type. I know that's weird to want but having a toddler who won't take no for an answer and has no fear, I need Abby to stay by me so I don't have to chase two kids going opposite directions!
Abby also cut her two upper teeth this month. It's sad that I don't have exact dates like I did with E but that's what happens with the second child. I'm really going to do better about posting things. I've been doing it on facebook just so I have some kind of record but don't know if I'll ever go through it and actually document it all.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 | at 10:07 AM |
We went to St. Louis for the weekend and the girls did way better than expected!! My aunt lives there and owns a Korean restaurant so our lunch and dinners were free!! My friend Karen lives there whom I met from a moms group that I had joined when I was pregnant with Eleanor. I had met Karen in person before but it was the first time meeting the rest of the moms. I had a great time overall and wish I had stayed longer. Had I not taken my parents, I could have and oh how I wish I hadn't taken my parents for more reasons than that..
Sunday, May 2, 2010 | at 1:18 AM |
| at 1:00 AM |
It's happening, my baby is mobile!! she's been rolling around for a couple of weeks and scooting around but the day she turned 8 months old on the 21st of April, she has been trying to crawl. it's funny cuz she sat up the on her 7 month birthday. She been getting what she wants but now it'll be easier when she crawls. This makes me so sad cuz it means she's all grown up.