19 January 2009

Where Have You Been?

Where have you been? Your mother and I have been worried sick.

Get used to it, I'm having a case of schedulitis.

Here I am blogging when I should be doing homework. I have a paper due tomorrow and a math quiz to finish. I'm usually more prepared than this. Today will not be one of those days. I'm sure I'll be up at 1am finishing my last questions on my exam. The paper will be challenging but easy to pop out, at least. Now if only my kids don't come down with projectile vomit or the Anti-Christ van doesn't blow up again...I shall be super duper.

School is all that I hoped and more, but I'm realizing I'm fairly independent and introverted after keeping to myself for so many years. 12 years, to be exact. People are interesting to watch but I can easily feel overwhelmed by too many people.

Interesting things about my school. Parking is abundant but I get in a half mile walk to and from my car. My schedule is working out with the kids school schedule but you'd keel over if you saw it. Today is the exception to the rule with the holiday but I was so exhausted at the end of this week, I'm going to have to figure out something better. Mr Coffee agrees, although he knows how hard I can be on myself and really, this is two weeks into school.

Mr Coffee and I put together a list of chores for the kids in light of my new schedule. I should have done this long ago, having had to keep up on all the chores for the entire family. Mr Coffee likes to cook on the weekends, so I do get reprieve in the kitchen. I don't know if my reluctance was impatience or my inner control freak coming out. My kids are 12, 10, 8, and 5. It's time they lent a hand, yes? I certainly think so.

Anyway, I love my English class. Fellow students are cordial and thinkers. They seem together and my English instructor is really great.

In contrast, my other class takes place in the bowels of the oldest building on campus and the students look like a fine mix of Teen Malibu Barbie and Bald, Tattooed and Fresh Out Of Jail. This class is the most fun because the mix of people is a perfect eclectic mix. I feel fairly ignorant in this particular class but I'm already getting good grades.

The kids are home and I think I make us all go to the park. I'm feeling rather anti-social for no known reason, just want to go in my bedroom and lock the door. Kids can feed themselves, right?

Yesterday, I had a Smallville marathon with Mr Coffee. I've always had a thing for Superman after Aquaman got married to that tart, Mera. I loved Aquaman's bulging muscles in his water-tight suit, blue eyes, and that golden yellow, wavy hair was divine. Once out of my teens, I've been all about tall, dark, and handsome. In fact, I married one. Of course, it had nothing to do with Christopher Reeve's depiction of Superman. I have to say, it does wonders for the soul to do nothing but veg out with Mr Coffee and watch Tom Welling in his Kryptonic hawtness.

I think I will be posting far, few, and between for a while, but I'll be around. I still catch my favorite reads in feeds.

~Bee wonders if Lana Lang ever felt stressed over her schedule
Listening to: Superman by Five for Fighting


Rebecca Blevins said...

Keep your chin up! My husband is in his last semester of school (getting his Master's) and it's tough. There's no problem with getting as much Superman as you can to sustain you throughout those long days!

Heffalump said...

I have been missing you, but I am happy to step aside in the name of higher education...and Tom Welling.

We just got more organized about our kids' chores too. They have always had little chores, but D decided they should be doing dishes. We don't have a dishwasher, so that is a big thing (when it my five year old's turn to wash the dishes, I wash all of them beforehand-while he is in the other room-and then stack them like they are all dirty and let him wash them. Somehow he does the best job of getting them all clean!)

ancient one said...

It will all work out... and you will do great with your schooling... and at least when we don't hear from you, we know the reason. (hugs)

SheaLuna said...

Kryptonic hawtness!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!! Gonna have to find a way to use that in a sentence. Preferably on a regular basis.

holly said...

"My math teacher's mustache was distracting at first, but she is growing on me."

oh i have missed you. why can't you blog during class?! oh yeah. the stuff you won't hear. dang.

sarahgrace said...

Oh boy! Sounds quite overwhelming, but I think it will be worth it. It feels funny to say, but I'm so proud of you for going for it! Anybody who goes after their dreams or takes control of their future, instead of letting it control them, gets a big thumbs up from me.
And I'm definitely interested in how you do with juggling everything, because I've thought a lot about going back to school myself someday. Hugs to you!

Millie said...

School sounds really hectic but really fun.

::sigh:: I love Christopher Reeve.

Your teacher's mustache cracked me up.

Unknown said...

I know how you are feeling. I've been offline for two weeks now since the wife had surgery on her ear. I should be getting caught up on house work and all that fun stuff, but decided that I would be better occupied doing this instead :)

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JD said...

math teachers scare me;)

... Paige said...

It's nice to hear you are doing well.
Crazy, right now I'm not so worried about my job--mortgages--in fact it would be nice to eat lunch again.
Yeah for low interest rates & refinances

Doozie said...

Yeah, those kids need to do some chores...sometimes they don't wanna cooperate, but if you give em a good shakin, they'll settle down fer ya

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

I love hearing Opie's college stories. He has friends of all ages, including a 60 year old grandfather. Very cool!

Suzy-Q said...

I am so proud of you!!

I am so jealous of your Smallville marathon piled up in bed!

Kids with chores are great. I wish I could get ours to do something voluntarily........

Study hard!

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to read this post and know that you are doing well!!!!!

Jaina said...

Phew, you sound busy! But I'm sure you're doing great! Keep up the excellent work!

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