We seem to have established our routine here at home as far as school being back in session for The Bug. Mornings are pretty much the norm. I wish we did a better job about bedtimes - we seem to always be late in my opinion.
The school system has already sent a letter home about confirmed flu cases in the school. Lovely. Two weeks into school - we are sick. One of the universities here has also reported 100 students with the flu - this seems awfully early to me to deal with the flu.
I decided to drop my classes at state. There are times when I'll think - what am I doing? Will I ever finish up? One of the deciding factors - well a few of them - I'm having some health issues that I'm having to see the doctor about. I discovered that NONE of my placements would be close to home. In fact, the middle and high schools in my area aren't even in their directory. So yesterday I went and did some research. I went to two local private universities to discuss their programs. One was extremely helpful - very informative - they have a program for adult learners and it sounded really interesting. The downfall - the tuition. With my GPA I qualify for our state's HOPE scholarship - they don't grant it in the beginning though -you have to earn 12 hours. That's a hefty chunk of change... The other one - well they were less than informative - in fact, I didn't get any warm and fuzzies while I was there. It's the one school that just feels like they are the big cheese I guess. Funny - she made a comment about state schools and how hard it was to get into the program where I just was at - I didn't say a word. Obviously I'm really not worried about getting into a program - I just need to figure out where I'm going to be.
I mentioned to my mother this morning that if my next venture doesn't work, I'm going to just do something else. I am going to another university tomorrow to meet with the head of their department. I couldn't enroll there until January - which makes me nervous about waiting - but it's a high need area which means a better chance of a job. It's not far from home. I'd get my scholarship from day one. The classes are later in the day but not too late. I am thinking about looking for a real job until classes begin - I just need to make sure where it is that I'm going to be until then.
I think I'm going to start walking in the mornings. I started to head out this morning but something came up. I'm thinking about hitting the pavement here after I get back from driving her to school. I think it would be good for me - and my heart - not to mention my health. It couldn't hurt - it could only make things better. I haven't been doing as well with my weight as I was this time last year.