Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Another Step Forward

Guess what I did last night?  I registered for my last 5 classes at the college I was attending last year.  I have 5 classes standing between me and a BS degree in communications.  Just 5 classes.  I start in June and end in November and graduate the week after I turn 40.  My original goal had been to get my Bachelors degree before I turned 40.  I guess technically, I will have finished, but I won’t have the actual degree in hand until one week and one day after my 40th birthday.  Classes begin in just a little over a month. I am ready.

I forgot to mention in my previous entry that over the weekend, spring has really sprung.  The trees have really begun to leaf out and the flowering trees are full of blossoms.  I can’t wait until the lilacs and tulips bloom.  I am also still so anxious about being able to plant.  Bob has the red, white, and blue morning glories so I am trying to come up with some good blending colors to plant in the patio pots.  The railing planters will have ivy or spreading little flowers that hang.  Can’t. Wait.

I also forgot to mention that a stranger called me beautiful on Saturday night.  While at the Black and Blue Ball, I was up near the stage taking pictures.  There were 4 or 5 others there as well.  Strangely, we all had black shirts and blue jeans on though I was the only woman. At one point, the video crew that was there filmed the 5 or 6 of us up there.  One of the other photographers pointed them out to me and we kind of laughed.  Then he said it was because of me and I laughed it off.  Then he said, “No really.  You’re beautiful.”  And then he went off to get a shot from another angle.  Interestingly, I laughed it off no longer…I believed him.  When I told Bob about it later, he pretended to be all jealous but then he said, “Well duh.  He said it because you are.”  Bob thinks so, but I rarely do.  Still, it was nice to hear.

I have my pre-op doctor’s appointment tomorrow afternoon.  I am kind of hoping I am pregnant so I don’t have to go through with it.  But I doubt I am, so go through with it, I will.  Still, it’s all part of doing what needs to be done in order to have a baby.  The surgery is scheduled for a week from tomorrow.  Sheesh that seems soon.

I joined the forum at Mamapop today.  One of my favorite things to do is check out other members’ profiles and see where they are from.  As I was perusing, I began to think about all the people I know around the United States.  I used to live in New Jersey, Maryland, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  I have friends in all those states as well as Texas, California, Iowa, Washington, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  We don’t usually talk about our web surfing habits, but part of me wonders if any of the people who comment on sites I read or forums I’ve joined are actually people I know in real life.  Have you ever come across real life acquaintances in your web surfing/commenting?


Gael said...

You may find the pre-op appointment actually reassuring--hope so, at least!

Julia said...

I just wanted to leave a quick hello. I see that your husband has MD. My 12 yr old son has Duchenne MD. Just today he got a brand new wheelchair. He doesn't like it though, because we're forcing him to wear a chest strap to keep him sitting upright. He's having to have rods put in his back in June because his spine is at a 33% curve right now. He said it hurts his behind to sit that straight up. I told him he was gonna have to get used to it, because I didn't want him slouching anymore. Anyway, just wanted you to know that I'll be keeping your family in my prayers. I found your blog from the CWO Blogroll. I'll be stopping by from now and then to see how things are going with you. My blog is here: Ta for now dahling!