9.30.2008

ok it's time....

So it's been a while since my last post. I can only say that I have barely survived the last 6 weeks and only 9 more to go. I've been on survival mode since I started school again. Survival mode for me means the only things I get done are those that are a matter of life and death. So.......can my family live with toys all over the house, yes, but we do have to eat.........how clean does the bathroom really have to be, not very, unless the kids ask if they can clean it.......will anyone really notice how long it's been since I mopped the kitchen floor, yes, but can I live with that?????

These are some of the things I have to try to ignore while I sit and try to study. I am crossing the weeks off like I was pregnant again and counting down to my due date. (except I've been pregnant with this baby for about 5 years now) Everything else is going well. My poor family is just as excited as I am to be done. Ken is great. He gets the kids up and off to school when I have to leave early. He asks how my tests are each week and doesn't take it too personally when I get overwhelmed.

When I look at my life though I realize how blessed I am. I have been able to go to school and get a degree in an area I never thought I was smart enough for. I have an awesome husband and two great kids (that only drive me crazy some of the time :). We are all healthy and happy and that's all that counts at the end of the day!

3 comments:

The Christensen's said...

Mandy, I admire you so much for what you are doing. It takes a great wife and mother to go to school and become a nurse. You will never look back and think that this was a waste of time, you will always have something to lean on if times got tough...not many of us can say that we are prepared...but you are! Way to go! Only 9 more weeks and you will be having that baby & hopefully your recovery will be sweet and well worth it! And who said you didn't have anything to do when your kids are at school ;)...good luck with the next 9 weeks.

Beth said...

This to shall pass. That is what I have to say sometimes to myself. Hang tight I know you will make it and just jump over the sticky spots on the floor for now.

Karen and Guy Standing said...

I know that it seems endless now but pretty soon you will have that degree in your hand and it will feel soooooo good. Good luck and just let me know what I can do to help.