School started last week with a bang - I have a lab practical and a lecture test Friday. Considering the class only meeets Fridays....My other class begins Saturday, and then after this semester ends I'll be done doing my "redos". Word of advice. If you major in Biology, decide to go into finance, and then 15 years later decide to go *back to school to follow your first love of science and medicine into being an NP, do it *before your science prereqs expire, mkay? Keee-rist. Good news is, I'll be done after this semester. Well. Unless I decide to apply for the fast track master's program at Rush. Otherwise, yeah. I'm kind of debating whether to defer application until The Boy is a little older. He started 3 year old preschool today, but with everything going on with the DH's job, and etc - it might be a little too much on both of our plates for me to be taking a full courseload. It would also entail some daycare. As it is, he's in Child Development daycare at the college on Fridays when I'm in class. I know it's weird, cause essentially it's the same as his preschool. But it feels...different to me. One of the things I always saw in my head when I thought about having kids was avoiding having them in daycare. It's just my personal feelings, KWIM? So. Yeah. The Daughter is moot, as she is now - Holy Crap - in First Grade. It seems just like yesterday that I couldn't see my feet, and now here she is all 6. But soon I will have to decide when/to where I'm applying. The AAS would be simpler, but it seems weird to go backward to go forward. The pluses of the AAS is I'd be working sooner, and thus be able to find an employer to pay for the ACNP. The minuses are I'd have to work a year before applying, as most schools have the year experience requirement. OTOH, if I applied to a direct entry program, I'd be looking at 18 months where I'd be in classes in the city all day to sit for the NCLEX, and another 18 months to specialize. An indication of how fast track the fast track is - they strongly suggest you not work at all the first 18 months of the program. Yeah. Which appeals to my sense of GET IT DONE NOW, but honestly, the AAS probably fits my family's needs better. We'll see.
Obviously, the thing to do in the midst of the whirlwind (mother, wife, student, housekeeper, retail whore, computer tech, lawn jockey, plumber, fixit queen, part time single parent...) is to then take up a hobby. Riiiigggghhhtt. But I am a glutton for punishment, and I can't sit still. To that end, I've taken up sewing. Honest to God sewing. I used to do cross stitch years ago, but this is with a machine and everything. Strangely, I'm doing OK. I've made 2 dresses without sewing my fingers together. It's a win. I'm * really intrigued by quilting, though. Something about the angles and grids appeals to my sense of OCD and my love of geometry. Yeah. Stay tuned.
Ironically, 3 of my friends have moved in the time since we initially found out we might move. I'm still here. December will mark 2 years. December 4th, to be exact. Ah, there's salt in the wound, eh?
Also? Neil Gaiman is a genius. I knew this but am re-reading American Gods right now, so thought I'd reiterate.
I;d start a revolution, but I don't have time...
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