Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Starting school....

I thought this would be easy. Take a couple of classes in my "spare" time and have no worries. WELL WELL, let me tell ya, it's not easy. I found that there is a lot of required reading a bunch of weekly papers due and so on. I don't know why I thought this was going to be easy. I need to get a schedule of things to get done by my kids and let them know that after a certain time in the day the computer is mine. Right now I'm taking an Ethics class and a Information in the Online age class and I'm finding that the Ethics class is not as easy as it seems and the other general class is just stuff I know but putting it to use.

As far as the rest of the house is concerned, 2 of my kids are going on a 7 day vacation with their aunt and I'll have one of the kids home with DH and myself. Then all three are going to a different aunt's house for about 5 days on a farm, so DH and I will actually have the house to ourselves, if all works out the way it's planned.

The weather here in Wisconsin has been a little hot and humid but now a cool front went through and the weather is cooler than normal with little or no humidity. I like this weather, it's perfect.

Hope you all have a good week and I'll check in when I can. Hopefully with a stitchy update.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

old pictures...

While scanning some old pictures onto a SD card recently, I came across a couple of pictures I want to share with you all. The top picture is a picture of my grandfather holding his "great" one, my son, Sam when he was almost 2 months old. Sadly, my grandfather passed away about a week after this picture was taken and we think this is the last known picture of my grandfather alive. I'm so grateful that he got to see Sam and hold him (even if his health was failing)

The second picture is of my boys when they were 4 and 1, in our old house. My DH had Nathan climb the tree and I was outside with Sam and DH put Sam in the tree with Nathan and I got a bunch of cute pictures of them. But this is my favorite and I have NO clue what Sam is laughing at.

Thought I would share

Friday, June 11, 2010

Framed piece + Sam

Here is my framed piece of a Black Bird Design (I cannot remember which leaflet but it is still in circulation I believe) that I stitched a while ago and just now had the money to get it framed. Sam (my now 5th grader) is holding it.

A vent of sorts

Here it is, a pretty day in June and I'm sick of people knocking things down that I want to do.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a neighbor that is going back to school for something in the medical field. I decided earlier this year that I would go back to school to learn a new career and try to get a job in that field to help DH with finances. Things are so tight here it's not funny and I cannot seem to say "NO" to my kids (me bad I know!).

So I tell this person that I'm going back to school for IT/Web Design and she proceeds to tell me that those types of jobs are being outsourced and I should go into a different career path and go into the medical field. Now, if you know anything about me, I'm the medical guinea pig for dermatology and don't want to work in that field. So, she had me second guessing my career path and it took my wonderful DH to tell me that she needs to mind her own business and if that is the path she wishes to take, then that's her choice but it's not necessarily mine.

I'm supposed to start my "real" classes (opposed to the workshops that I've been taking now and really not taking them seriously) in the next couple of weeks and I cannot wait. I'm dying to understand what goes into web design and I think I can succeed at it. My kids tell me I can do it, my mom tells me I can do it, Hell, my DH tells me I can do it. So why not? I'm just sick of people telling what I should and shouldn't do. I'm not 6 people.

That's my vent for what it's worth.