Friday, March 16, 2007

School is DONE!!!

Yay!! I finished my final classes yesterday. I have my associates degree now, and I will have the graduation ceremony in June. I am SO HAPPY to have this behind me. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed going to school. But it is very satisfying to know that I finished what I started, and now I can take a nice long break.

I am taking at least 2-3 years off before going back to get my Bachelors Degree. I am going to be a Stay At Home Mom to my last baby, just as I did with all of my other kids when they were babies.

Now I will have a little bit of time to do some things around the house since I don't have to go to school. I still work three days per week, but now I look forward to sleeping in, organizing the house, and painting/redecorating some rooms during my two days off per week.

Hopefully, all of this means that my stress levels will go down quite a bit. I'm sure the extra sleep will help out a whole bunch too.

Can you tell I'm excited???

Monday, March 12, 2007

I wonder what is worse; a man who cheats, or a man who is abusive?

Actually, I don’t wonder. I’ve experienced both of these types of men.
Abuse and infidelity are pretty equal in terms of the emotional pain that goes along with it.

Something I have found to be pretty silly is that both types of man will still confess to loving his wife, even when he cheats on her or when he is regularly violent towards her.

Something even sillier is that the woman will often actually believe that he loves her.

It’s hard to say who is more messed up in those situations. I wonder if these people don’t really know what love is. Or maybe they are just fooling themselves because that is easier than facing the truth.

Can a person who abuses or cheats REALLY love the one they have betrayed????
My kids are finally back home! For those of you who didn't know, they went to visit their dad who got two weeks of R&R while serving in Iraq. The kids went to Alabama for two weeks. That was the longest they have ever been away from me, and the farthest they have ever been from me. It was really odd to have them out of the house. Some days, the house seemed very empty. But since I did still have 3 more kids at home during this time, the two weeks went by a lot faster than I had expected.

The kids had a wonderful time visiting their dad, grandparents and aunt. I am just glad it is all over.

In order for the kids to get to Alabama, we drove to the halfway point for both dropping them off and picking them up. The destination was over 530 miles away. So we drove all day long, and then turned around and came back home the next day. Twice. Needless to say, I am still exhausted from the trips. We got home a little before midnight last night. We also did a bit of traveling during the one weekend between these two trips to celebrate our anniversary.

In other new, I only have to go to school two more times to finish up my degree. Woohoo!!!!