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May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend...

Josh, Noah and I had a very relaxing Memorial Day weekend. We spent most of the weekend either by the pool or watching TV. No cleaning, no studying, just enjoying our time with each other. It was fabulous. Josh had 4 days off since he doesn't work on Friday's, so it was nice.

Again, I am blown away by how quick my baby boy is growing. Just in the past few days he has added tons of new sounds to his "vocabulary", crawled just a few inches, learned to mock us when we stick out our tongue, and learned how to cock his head sideways and look at us like we are crazy. :) I never used to think about all of the little things kids do, but it's so awesome to really get to watch him develope in front of my eyes. It's really rewarding to think that Josh and I are teaching him and influencing him as much as we are.
The good news for me...After months and months of debating and being frustrated because I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, I finally figured it out. I'm planning to try to start school in August at USF and I want to double major (yes, that says double...I didn't mess up) in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Psychology. Then, I want to get my Masters and eventually my Doctorate in both. Then, after I have my degrees, I'm want to teach at a University. I have always wanted to teach, but the rules for high school and all are way too inclusive and leave little room for creativity. I think I would be able to really do more my style of teaching in a college setting.
I'm excited. I have been researching schools for the past two weeks, trying to get some ideas as to where I want to go when we move next year. If we end up in Boston, Boston College is my first choice. If we end up in Baltimore, then I want to go University of Maryland. And naturally if we end up in New York, the only option is NYU. LOL. That's pending my grades and involvement at USF. I know it's going to be extremely stressful, but I am convinced that I can do it and still maintain a household and take care of Noah while Josh works and studies. Not to mention, Josh is trying to get a second job at a hospital to stay up on his medical stuff, and he will be starting school when we move too. One of my friends told me I was in the running toward World Domination next. I don't know about that, but I'm sure that if I set my mind to it and organize my time, I'll be fine.
I've already started thinking about how to go about it right now. Take class only 2 or 3 days a week (MWF or TTH) in the afternoons when Josh gets off. I'll be home by 10:00 easy, because most classes end at 9:00 or 9:30. Use the day time to keep the house clean and study. No big deal. It will be a little different when we move next year, depending on Josh's schedule. And I'm not sure I'll be ready to consider putting Noah in daycare, so that will require a little bit more time, but again, scheduling and organization can accomplish just about anything. This is something I want to do and I am determined to do it without sacrificing my family.
Anyway. Since I did absolutely nothing this weekend, I have several loads of laundry that need doing and a house that needs a good scrubbing. Not to mention, Noah is sitting in his walker right now staring at me as if he is trying to figure out why, for once, he is not the center of attention. Hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend and has a great week!

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