Monday, August 16, 2010

The New Students and the New Diapers

I haven't written in a while and I don't have one specific thing to write an entire post on, but I do have a lot of little things that I'd like to share.

First off, I want to tell you that I'm going back to school! I'm really excited about it. I'm taking 4 classes this semester that totals out to 12 hours. My classes include Ethics, Sociology, Comp II, and Intermediate Algebra.

For those of you who don't know, this will be my second college semester. My first semester was in fall of '08, but I was unable to attend the spring semester because Kairi was born in March that year. I decided to take Kairi's first year off to stay home with her and now that school is starting back up, I'll be glad to get back into it.

Originally, I started school to go into psychology. My plan was to go all the way through my masters in psychology to become a psychologist. Since having Kairi, my passions have switched a bit and I am thinking about applying what classes I've taken to a degree in nursing and moving on to eventually become a certified nurse midwife. The classes I'm taking this semester can be applied to either degree, so I'm giving myself just a little bit more time to decide which direction to take.

Also, Gracie has started school again! She's in Kindergarten this year and after her 3rd day in, she's loving it. There are several kids from her Pre-K class that are in her class this year, so she's already got friends to hang out with at recess.

Kairi is doing well. We had some problems with her diapers after our detergent was recalled and when we thought we were going to have to start all the way over, a wonderful friend of mine sent me a ton of gently used diapers that she was no longer using to replace what we might have lost. After several more attempts to salvage my original diapers, I was thankfully able to. But I'm grateful to my friend for what she's sent. I'm getting to try a lot of new things and I've got enough diapers at this point that I have no need to buy any more. And as much as I love buying the diapers (it's like clothes shopping - it's hard to stop even if you have enough!) we are doing it to save money, so I probably should keep my wallet put away. At least for a while.
My whole stash laid out. Pretty, huh?

Aside from that, we really haven't been up to much. Mostly just hanging out at the house, trying to escape the heat. I'll be excited when summer is over!