Thursday, July 29, 2004
In case anyone was wondering? Going to college is harder when you're older. Those chairs with the attached desk part hurt my poor tender ass. I gracefully fell down the stairs and smashed my tailbone a couple of years ago, and it's never been the same. I may need to start taking an old-lady donut pillow to class with me.
more breathing occurring
In other news, our friend from Thailand is arriving at the airport early tomorrow morning. This is going to be a challenge - I've got class tonight and the house is a mess. I'm guessing that the first thing she'll want to do upon arriving here is shower, eat, and sleep. I foresee a late night of cleaning house and making up a bed.
watching the weight
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
pick one: quitting or institutionalizing
I've felt sick to my stomach all day about this. There's not a damn thing I can do - it's completely his decision. Of course it would be extremely upsetting if he just quit on the spot - besides the $10k, there's the small matter of, oh, the mortgage... but on the other hand, if he blows a blood vessel in his brain from stress, that's no good either.
I wish he could just take it less seriously. He's not the kind of person who can say, "Sure, I'll do that" and then not do it like a normal GenXer slacker. I try to say that to him but he can't seem to hear me - he says "People will just yell at me if I don't get everything done."
Thank goodness we have a counseling appointment tonight. We've been thinking about stopping the counseling sessions for financial reasons, but I'm hoping this one will give us a chance to really talk about the quitting vs. not quitting.
if I don't love money, how did it get so evil?
There are a bunch of factors:
-credit card debt
-whether to buy another car (as car loan #1 will be paid off in a few months)
-how to pay for the next big house project (painting the outside)
-whether R* is going to snap under the stress of his Big Fancy Job and walk out
I wish I knew more about financial management. Right now I'm working on saving up tuition so when I go to school, I at least won't have to worry about that. But I'm not sure if that's the right thing to do, or if I should be much more concerned about paying off our stupid debts, or if I should be looking into taking out a low-interest loan to pay off the credit cards, or what. I guess the first thing I should do is write to all our credit cards and ask for a reduction in the interest rate... it's somewhere to start, at least.
Off to write some letters!
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
get thyself to a nursing school, go!
School I want to attend: Shoreline Community College
Requirements for admission
Point system for judging applications
Dates to submit application for Fall quarter: January 15-April 10
How am I doing so far?
Biology 201: Biology class from KSU - 10 points
Chemistry 101: Chemistry class from KSU - 10 points
Match 99 or higher: Alegbra and Calculus from KSU - 0 points
English 101: English class from KSU - 8 points
Biosc 210, Anatomy: enrolled for fall quarter -
Biosc 211, Physiology: still need to take -
Psych 204, Lifespan Development: currently enrolled -
Biosc 215, Microbiology: still need to take -
NDF 110, Nutrition: completed - 8 points
Quantitative Reasoning: Calculus class from KSU - 7.5 points
Multicultural Issues: still need to take -
Science bonus (completed Biosc 210, 211, 215) -
Extra bonus science courses -
Current Health Care Provider CPR -
Current First Aid Card -
Work experience: any regular job w/ documentation - 7 points
Volunteer in health care w/ documentation -
I conclude that I've got a long way to go, plus about $8,000 to save up in tuition.