First.....I have decided not to continue with school. I have always thought that I would need to get my 2nd Bachelors degree (this time in nursing) and get my Masters in Nursing also. I pushed myself by taking classes, looking for a prestigious school to attend, all so that I could "move up the ladder" and become the queen of Labor and Delivery nurses, travel around the world teaching at conferences and run a successful consulting business. I don't think on a small scale! So I have made the decision to just stop going to school. Cold turkey. No more. And you know what? I like not going to school! Who would have thunk it?? I have spent the last few years trying to juggle school, home, kids and work and I was nothing but tired and stressed out and never giving enough time to either of those things. So its done. Yay!
I was also recently diagnosed with Celiac disease which has really thrown me for a loop. I have had some minor health problems in the last few years that I have not ever really tried to get help for. I just chalked most of them up to getting older. After all, we just start to fall apart after 40 right? I have a great NP who just happened to ask about problems during my last visit and suggested it might be Celiac's. I just laughed at her but went to get tested, mostly just to humor her. Surprise! Labs are through the roof and the GI doc confirmed it after doing a scope (not the funnest thing I've ever done!). So its been a big change in my diet and a crazy learning curve. Explains a lot though. Sometimes I'm not nearly as smart as I think I am! I never would have thought that all my troubles could be related to each other.
This week has been a wonderful week so far. The kids are on spring break so they are home but thats still ok. I have slept in for 3. WHOLE. DAYS. Now in my case, sleeping in means until 7 or 730 am but its still wonderful! And I have not done ONE. DAMN. THING. We have watched movies, I took a nap, did some knitting and read some books. Its been sheer heaven. I love having this time to do absolutely nothing without deadlines, assignments, projects hanging over my head. Sheer heaven, I tell ya! I realized that I was making myself really unhappy and stressed with trying to accomplish everything at once. So I'm taking it easy and enjoying every minute of this.
I promise I'll have pictures of knitting, kids, projects and everything coming soon. I'm working on baby blankets right now but I'm hopelessly behind. These poor kids will be in college before they get these blankies if I don't get on it! So I'm going to turn on netflix and settle down for an afternoon of knitting. Or taking a nap. Haven't decided yet.
So what are all of you up to?