Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Where life takes you...

Do you ever get started doing something... and next thing you know, it's 2 years later?

Yeah, that's kind of what has happened here.

So where I last left off, I was trying hard to make sure to at least post my weekly menu plan for the week.

Since that busy chaotic summer of 2015 - here's the (not so short) list of what has gone on:

The little guy has been being seen by a pediatric GI specialist for intermittent vomiting and severe abdominal pain. He started playing the trumpet, but switched to the trombone after his first concert. he made all-county chorus. He also crossed over from a Webelos in Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, and is already Second Class. He just finished his last year at elementary school and will be a middle schooler this fall.

The younger of my 2 daughters started french class, and even traveled to Quebec City in Quebec, Canada! She also changed instruments, going from clarinet to percussion and has been doing well there. She also has been "dating" the same little guy for the last 18 months (and that to her means they eat lunch at school together and occasionally hanging out with either me and/or his mom hovering near by). She just finished her last year in middle school and will be a freshman in high school in the fall.

My oldest has been dealing with chronic ankle pain/tendinitis. She likely will be having surgery sometime soon for it. She just graduated high school (WHAT?!?!) and will be attending community college in the fall. She is also dating a gentleman, and while he's a bit older, seems to be a very nice gentleman. He does have a 3 yr old son, and it's been fun getting to meet and know them.

I am nearly done with prerequisites to go on in my nursing education. I do need to re-take Microbiology, and have learned that attempting that class online was likely not a smart move for myself, as I had a lot of trouble doing the labs on my own. I and am looking at a hybrid class as an option (class online, lab in person). As well as starting to apply to RN programs. I also have been working at a local urgent care center as a LPN, as well as a hall monitor for our local high school, where i also will occasionally substitute as a nurse (field trips, out sick, etc). I've really enjoyed getting to do that, as I never thought or saw myself as a school nurse, and I've rather enjoyed getting to explore that side of nursing

For what's coming up? Loads - with my middle child starting high school, and my oldest starting college classes I'm going to focus on them and being there for them with this big transitions - this means just working and no college classes. For my son, we've considered homeschooling him given all the GI trouble he's had, but that may depend on dad, and if or where he's working in the fall.

I'm hoping to get back into the swing of posting on here now that the chaos seems to have waned a bit