Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Good News, Bad News

Good News....the snow is finally starting to melt and I can see some small patches of grass and garden. I finally managed to start a few seeds today, leeks, beets, brocolli, kale, bok choi, and pansies. I still have a lot more to get planted and am frustrated to be getting a late start once again this year.

Bad News....I have been working ALOT. I guess part of these could be good because we can really use the money especially due to the potential of real bad head gasket may need to be replaced (AGAIN!) in the subaru at the tune of $1200. We don't have that money and the car is barely worth much more than that....fingers crossed it is just a thermostat or something else affordable.

The new job is going well aside from working a lot more hours than I anticipated. I am working as an environmental services aides which is a fancy name for a cleaning lady. I don't mind the work though and am learning a lot about the hospital. I have met a lot of great nurses and hope that this job will lead to something more (nursing or lab work). I've had several compliments about being a good worker and hope to make a good name for myself there. It is a small hospital and the staff seem like a close knit group. There are tuition reimbursement incentives and the hospital has its own nursing program.
My class is a week and a half away from being over. It has been tough keeping up, having to do my homework when I get in around midnight, however, I am still maintaining an A. Looking forward to it being over, but that will be short lived, as I think I am signing up for a 3 week course at the end of April. Once I complete that I will have my conditional certificate in Special Ed and my chance to teach our summer school program.
Time to run... finally get a night to watch one of my favorite shows and then its bedtime.

1 comment:

Maggie's Farm said...

What you are doing is very commendable, and you will be so glad you did it someday. Don't be so hard on yourself, you will have a beautiful garden this year! I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.