Another semester bites the dust

You know, it really is true. Time really does pass quicker and quicker the older I get. When I was little, I always kind of just nodded my head when older people told me that without taking it to heart (and maybe incorporating a little eye rolling in that nodding during my teenage years). I think the truth of the matter is that time doesn’t pass quicker (obviously) but that our lives become so much more complicated and busy that it just goes by so fast. Here lately I’ve been dreaming of the day when I can get back to that slow pace when everything seems to take forever. Don’t get me wrong, I still have moments when things still take forever, like buying a house. Will we ever be able to buy a house? Right now that’s a BIG negative, or so it seems anyway, but that’s another conversation for another day.

I finished my fourth semester on my road to obtaining my Masters just this week, which probably explains the silence on my blog for a while. I took Library Administration this semester which I fully expected to struggle with but it wasn’t too terribly bad. I came out with an “A” but it was in a format that almost made it impossible for  you to get anything but an “A” as long as you did the work. I’m not a take-charge kind of person, so it was an interesting experience to write papers on critiquing leadership styles and how to handle high-charged situations. Thank goodness I took all those leadership classes. That really helped a lot.

Speaking of leadership classes, I completed my silver level of leadership! I only have the gold level left! I contemplated just stopping at silver but I seriously want to complete the full program and get as high as I can in this program. It’s going to be a 60 hour program, but I have a whole year to do it. I can do it, right? Maybe? Possibly? Yes! Yes, I can! Luckily, I have the most supportive mother-in-law in the world who will watch my wee one. Not only will I have this on my plate but classes, a full-time job, mommy, wife, the parent representative on my sons daycare baord) and a new adventure that I’m embarking on which I will talk about in a different post (because all exciting things deserve their own post, right?) I told you I have the most supportive mother-in-law ever! She’s usually the one who ends up having to pick up my son and watch him while I’m doing all this crazy stuff.

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With my medallion after the ceremony!

Speaking of my little one, he has exploded! Not literally exploded but like blossomed, changed, grown up, all those kind of words! Exploded is just more dramatic, kind of like my wee one (but what 3 year old isn’t dramatic, am I right?)! His vocabulary is just amazing and he’s just so smart! Poor guy is struggling at the moment with allergies, but he’s making it through. He had surgery (yes another one!) in February to remove a cyst on his neck. I wasn’t prepared for that one like I was with the hypospadias surgeries (yes, plural. He had three of those in the past, poor guy). This one took a lot longer and he reacted not as well to the anesthesia. Throwing up after you just had your throat cut into is not fun, by the way, in case someone needed to tell you that. He was miserable for a day, but by the next day my crazy guy was back to normal, surprisingly. My little guy is seriously my favorite person in the world! He just lights up my whole life. I mean, who wouldn’t love a kid who says “Aw, shucks” every time you give him a kiss (I’m thinking he picked that up from Bambi? Or was it Cinderella? One of those creatures says “aw shucks” at some point I think. They watch a LOT of movies at daycare in the mornings until everyone gets there so I have no idea where he picks up half his phrases). =)

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My wee one playing music on fruit and veggies at the UNCG Science Everywhere event. 

By the way, in case you didn’t already know, it’s gardening time! We had a spring garden for the first time ever this year. I planted strawberries, lettuce and broccoli. The lettuce has done amazing, the rest hasn’t produced yet so we will see how it goes. It’s definitely time to get the tomatoes, green beans and peas in the ground, though. I wish it would stop raining so Icould get this all done but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon. Such crazy weather!

I think that’s all for now! Stay tuned for my fun post on my crazy new adventure later on! I just have to end with my painting I did yesterday! I had so much fun with one of my oldest friends yesterday! She seriously lights up my life!

 

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My Truth Be Told painting I did with a bunch of awesome ladies yesterday!

 

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