Friday, April 6, 2012

Where did the term go?

So I realized that I haven't done a good job keeping this updated as much as I would have liked. I just got on to see whats up with my peps, and jumped over to see when the last time I posted was....January (really K...what have you been up to? Inquiring minds want to know!!)
First, let me apologize for being MIA.  
Looks like winter term took over my life.
I was taking 3 studio art classes. (Enough said)
With that I have also been doing some soul searching. Amidst the term, I realized that I would yet again evaluate what I was doing and what my Goal in life far a Careers go.
I have decided that I will no long peruse an Art Therapy degree. Lots went into this consideration.
1st: I hated being in class so it completely impossible to stack 3 art studio classes into 2 days and be home by 3. ... You cant even do that with 2 art classes.
2nd: I have totally fallen in love with Premier Design! 
(another blog post on that later)
3rd: I enjoy being my own boss
4th: What can I do that requires less class time so I can enjoy being a mom and wife as well.
5th: With the credits I already have, what other degree could I get.
So after all considerations I am going to be getting my second Bachelors of Science in Psychology. 
(the irony is this was what I started working on when I 1st transferred to PSU back in 2004) 
I only have 3 terms left...including the current term. I am 9 classes away from finishing and should be done this fall term. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.
The second thing I have decided is to go for my MBA. This was decided with many of the same things I considered above. 
Pluses to this choice is, most schools allow you to do the program completely online, or partially. Im planning on doing a little be a and in the class room. 
Next step is to figure out where I want to go. Fun Fun Fun. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. 
I’ll let you know what I come up with too. 
(i know what you are thinking...what nothing on d2.... thats another post to come soon too!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feeling inspired!

Well, Its the new year! My hopes were to get a blog post up here of the good things of last year, and things I hope for, for this year.. That hasn’t happened. Among other things that are still on my to do list. I will hopefully find time by the end of the month to post that on here. But for now, here’s a couple stories.
d2 is getting smarter (an ornerier ) then ever! All I can do is smile. It gives me joy, as I correct his tone, and attitude, but most the time he is being just plain silly. 
He has discovered that he has the same name as his father. No I never use my husbands full name when I need him to listen. This in part because he is 30, and usually listens right away, & second it is saved for my child, when he is not listening. You know that tone of voice your mother uses, with either your full name, or first & middle? Well I happen to just use his first and last name. Something about having a 2 syllable name followed by a single syllable. It just flows nicely. 
So the other day d2 comes from the play area screaming his name, he said it like 3 times...beckoning for this person. I waited to see what he was doing, a little confused at to why he was called for himself, but also wondering if maybe he wanted daddy. Then he stopped, looked at me and said, mommy where’s daddy? Thats when I knew that he was called for D. I replied...I’m not sure, I think he is upstairs. He then continued to call for daddy using his full name. I waited to see the look on my husbands face. It was priceless.
With the orneriness comes a sweetness too. You see, d2 has been coming up every morning, yelling at me, ordering me to get up. I finally just decided to ignore him till he could ask me nicely. I didn’t want to encourage his behavior. So today, he came it quietly, I had heard him playing in his room and laid there waiting for him to come in and “wake” me up. He took is small sweet hand and brushed my cheek, and said “Sweetie, its time to wake up, you want to get up please.” (LOVE)
He has taken to calling me Sweetie, that is was D calls me. Didn’t really realize it, until our toddler picked up on it and decided that was what he would call me to. 
It is interesting to watch him as he choose different names to call me... Sweetie, Mommy or Mom & what it is he wants. I am amazed at how quickly it catches on to things and am enjoying every minute of it!