Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Interesting Changes

School has been going well. It is busy though with the two jobs as well as a family. But we are managing, I try to stay on top of things and keep ahead so if something comes up I am ok to slack a bit.

Last week we found out that my husbands work sold to a new owner. He had his meeting with this new owner yesterday and basically told him they would rehire him in a lesser capacity making a fraction of what he used to. He told them, no thanks and left. So now he is going to get three weeks severance from the old owners (as they still operate the building that has his work within it) and then we have nothing. We are searching like mad for a job for him and taking a hard look at our finances. This is a mixed blessing, my husband hated where he worked but we both agreed I would hurry through school and get a better job so he could leave his and seek something else. He never planned to stay there but we just didn't expect it this soon.

I think I am in a bit of shock right now.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

School has started

So I officially started school today. I am totally excited to get started. I just received all my textbooks in the mail today too and am busy cracking them open.

It looks like a lot of reading and about 36 hours a week between online discussions, reading and assignments. Its going to be a challenge because I understand better by seeing and doing and am slower at comprehending written instructions. I am taking three courses, Intro to Sociology, Intro to Women's Studies and English; creative writing and analysis.

I always get a little worked up when I look at my work schedule, the kids schedules and now school. It is especially busy with work because of the harvest season and the big harvest festival we have here in the last two weeks of September. But I found out yesterday from the other job that I am unable to work until my police clearance comes in and that takes about 6 weeks....a blessing in disguise I guess. As much as we need the money the job brings in, it will give me time to figure out and work on school.