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Saturday, January 10, 2009

happy new year

Welcome my first post of 2009 yeah the new year was over a week ago but it has been a super crazy couple of weeks. To start off Michael is doing great Christmas with him at home was the best ever, the new med he is on is really helping this coming Friday we meet with the new kid shrink who I think will increase the dose a touch more than what he is on and add a small dose adhd but we were told to expect that at the hospital so its not a surprise. Last week he was in much better spirits but still hyper and not he's being an 8 yr old boy hyper he is still bouncing off the walls but he was happy hyper so that was OK we can deal with some of that. He is such a smart little bugger. Here is a picture of Mike and Jamie at my moms Christmas afternoon I was working but Ray got me a picture.

I put in a crapload of hours the last couple of weeks so that should help with the bills after we get my dad paid off for fixing my truck we cant start on the Cc's that we got too high balances on that is our goal get all the CC's paid of in the next couple of years so I can get my little farm and Ray can get his little hunting spot.
The best news of all is this guess what I did Friday I registered for an online college course to finish my degree in Criminal Justice. Yeah for me I'm going back to school. mmm maybe I should explain back in 1993 I was in College at southern Maine tech for Law Enforcement Technology when I met my ex. Not my daughters father but my ex who ruined 7 years of my life and I had gave up everything for him and quit college the December of my second year of my Associates Degree. Who wants to see someone taking law classes while in an emotionally/physically abusive relationship. All these year later and with the luck of having the best husband I have my life and my dreams back. Ray supported me quitting my last job and taking a huge pay cut to become a police dispatcher and at this job I realize I can do everything I had ever dreamed of and gave up. My high school career of choice from the age of 16 was to be a game warden when I quit college I never thought it was possible. Since I got this job I have been doing some research on the requirements. One of them is a physical agility test which I started going to the gym and train for Nov 1st my goal is to do a 5k race and take the physical part of the test in June. and tho its not required for the job I don't think having my degree would hurt. Now all these years I thought I needed 5-6 classes to graduate. Well last week I called and had them do some research and new new program at SMCC is call Criminal Justice not Law Enforcement tech and I only need 3 yes 3 classes to get my degree so I begged my meme for help on the first payment, and last Friday I stood in line for 4 hours signed up, made my first of 3 payments and bought my book for one of the courses I needed, Its intro to criminology and at least if I get stuck I have an entire building full of guys to help me out. Yeah I'm excited, I'm going to try and take my Lit class over the summer and my last science class w/lab next fall and that's it I get my piece of paper.
And today I had to drive to Boston to pick Jamie up at Logan. I haven't seen her since last June around her 18Th birthday, when she told me she didn't need me anymore but I guess mom is good enough for a ride home which I really didn't mind maybe she will start coming around if not for me but for Michael. He was with me today for the Long ride and my mom came along to keep me company and to watch for signs for me. Jamie was very polite maybe its a start.
OK hows that for a makeup post. 2009 will be all about the good things. I am going to do whats best for me and my goals and pray that everyone stays healthy and working.
I leave you with a picture of Sara our pesty beagle.


At 12:23 AM, Blogger Kat said...

Yay! I'm so glad that the new year is starting off so good!

I am SO PROUD of you for going back to school!
That is awesome news, you can totally do this!


At 6:53 AM, Blogger Isabel said...

Hey congrats on going back to school! Sounds like a good start to the year. Yay for 2009!

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Lois said...



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