Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm fine...I think...

I am not just plain old Christen anymore! Now I am a full time college student. I eased my way in with a speech class last semester and now I am taking 12 hours, all online! It sounds great in theory and I was really excited in that way that you get when you are doing something that you feel proud of and you just can't wait to accomplish it! I talked to my advisor, got my whole schedule worked out, went down to three shifts a week at my job and I was ready to go! I have this huge desire all of a sudden to get my degree, I want to make my parents and my brother proud! I want my husband and my kids to be able to live a better life because I contributed! Not that I don't bring home the big money from Chili's, but the bar scene gets pretty old after 10 years! I think to myself that now is the time...I have two kids in school all day and Nicholas is so low maintenance it isn't even funny. I do have a lot of extra time now that I didn't have before.

So class was to start on the 20th of this month. Our computer broke on the 19th, it was our only computer and that left me with no option on this first week of school than to go to the library. Now, the library is all fun and games when you're going with your kids for an outing and the NRH library is new and it is really nice! It has a great little play area for the kids and normally we have a great time there. However, when Mommy is taking three kids after school with a one hour time limit per card holder to be on the computer every day the library seems more like a sinking ship than a Wonderland of books, especially when you are a big person in a little chair in the kids area! I am not computer savvy and I couldn't figure out what the hell I was doing on the campus website. My children didn't help any, they were playing, but, at the library playing gets really loud, really quick! Before I knew it the librarian was over there Shushing my children and asking them where their mother was. I hauled myself out of that little bitty chair and went over right as my dear husband came to my rescue and whisked the kids off to basketball practice so that I could focus (and move upstairs to the adult area).

The next night I went to my Dad's house and he gave me a CPU he had that was extra and we tried our best but we couldn't get it to work. Justin spent three hours on the phone with the tech guys but had very little success! So today much to my surprise my Mom called and said she was going to buy me a lap top! I was so excited I could hardly stand it! I think she just got tired of hearing me complain day after day after day. I went and picked it up at Best Buy today, caught up on all my school work from the week and I am on my way to sanity! Although I can't say if that will happen or not...

Oh and the CPU works now! Two computers! Yeah!


  1. Brian and i are so proud of you and Jus. its funny bc if Brian and i ever start complaining about how busy work and life gets, we think of you guys and everything you all accomplish and think; we need to suck it up!

  2. Way to go Taylor!!!! Whoop 2 Whoop 2!!!!! Go Jazz!!! We enjoyed seeing y'all last night@! Always super fun and lots of laughs!:0n Time goes too quickly! It seems it ends just as we are starting to have fun! I am soooo proud of you and choosing to hit the books along with the other never-ending responsibilities you take on daily! You will do it! Trust me it CAN be done! On the days you think what have I chosen to me..we will chat!:) I promise you will never regret your decision! Your children will always remember how hard Mommy worked to help the family!:) Good luck and we are her if you guys need anything! The boys had a blast at your house! They are ready for their cousins to come to their house and play! GREAT pictures on here!