I forgot how tough school was. I really did.
Every. Single. Waking. Moment (that wasn't spent on kids of course) was spent on schoolwork. Studying, homework, quizzes, reading, you get the gist.
I finished my first semester back for my MBA with 2 A's. I'm a proud person right now. I'm showing my kids how hard work and determination can get you whatever you want out of life. I'm showing them that education is important.
But I'm learning to balance it all. And it's a balance.
There have been moments where I let my kids watch too much TV because I needed to get in some studying.
I've given up my precious sleep (and trust me, I need it) to get in more studying.
I've given up the limited time I have with K, all in the name of studying.
It's not easy, but it will be worth it in the end.
The next semester starts in just over a week. I'm trying not to stress, but wind up at the same time. I spent tonight reading the first chapter in my Economics book. Scintillating I tell you.
Christmas was great. We typically have a low key, just us holiday. But this year my brother in law came to visit for the first time in 2 years. So that started everything - we added in my mother in law, my parents and my brother. It was wonderful seeing everyone, having people here, and enjoying the holiday in a house filled of family, laughter, food, and drink.
It was especially nice to see my brother in law. He's doing really good right now, happy with the girl he's dating. There's nothing I want more than to see that man happy. We've had our ups and downs since we met 15 years ago (after K and I started dating), but he's such a good guy, and he's really K's best friend, and always has been.
My kids were spoiled, both with the tangible (thanks brother in law mentioned above, and yes, ourselves to an extent) and the intangible (TIME!!! Time with us all!!!). K was home for both Thanksgiving (which we also hosted, but just my parents and brother) and Christmas. It's insane that his new(ish) job he's got top seniority - the positive about flying one of the planes that has a smaller fleet, but still enough pilots to not screw him.
He was gone for new years, but let's be honest, I haven't watched the ball drop in years - babies that don't sleep the best and a mama who needs lots of sleep don't really allow that to happen.
The positive is that he'll be home Tuesday, and Wednesday we'll be leaving for Disney World!
So cheers, I hope your holidays went well!!!
(and Becky - thanks for asking - Bug's speech continues to improve everyday!! It's AMAZING!! Although interestingly, I swear she's taken a step or 2 back after being off for 2 weeks... I practice with her and can't help but wonder if it's normal??)