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It’s been a while, eh?

Yikes.  Really a long while.  Sorry ’bout that.  I graduated from tech school and never found a full-time tech job, so I really didn’t have much to write about.  At least nothing vet-tech related.  Working two shifts a month as a tech doesn’t give a person much to blog about.

Now, however, good-looking weatherman and I have moved to a new state and I finally have a job as a full-time tech.  Good-looking weatherman also has a shiny, new job.  His job is the reason we moved.  So we’ve spent the last six weeks or so unpacking, finding our way around town, checking out the new places to eat, and adjusting to our new jobs.  I must say, I really, really enjoy working as a tech.  On my days off, I’m kind of disappointed that I don’t get to go to work.

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Wasn’t I supposed to have more free time?

I expected (you probably did too) that once I was done with school, I would post on a more regular basis. That obviously hasn’t happened. I’ve been relaxing, reading (I didn’t get to do nearly enough of that while school was in session), working a few days a week, and helping my parents paint their house. My sister and niece were back in the area for a few weeks, so I spent a lot of time with them. I’ve also been taking lots of pictures and working on my “apartment garden”. I keep telling myself that life will calm down “after next weekend, when X is over”. It doesn’t happen. I guess I have to learn to live with life never slowing down, eh? 🙂 At any rate, I’m really hoping to get into blogging on a more regular basis after my much-needed getaway with hubby this week. Thanks for checking back occasionally, despite my erratic (almost non-existent) posting.

Three-quarters done with finals

I finished lab finals last Friday and took two lecture finals tonight (online). I have two lecture finals left to take – one by Wednesday night and one by Thursday night – and then I am DONE with school. Forever. (At least until I go back to finish my BS degree.) No homework, no going to classes, no writing papers, no reading assignments. I’m very anxious to be done.

In other news, my sister and niece are here visiting from halfway across the country. My niece is adorable and such a little sweetheart. She’s a happy, smiley, friendly baby and so much fun. Tomorrow we’re going to go see some baby goats!

The End is in Sight

I think. Some days. Maybe. I only have three weeks of classes left (yay!), but it sure seems longer. This semester was going fairly well until this week and this week it all seems to have gone downhill. Work has been crazy the past two weeks, I haven’t gotten enough sleep, I have lots of homework (as always), and there’s some family stuff going on that’s adding stress. Ugh. But today at work I did the April schedule and it made me happy to see that in a few short weeks, I would be ALL DONE with school. Not only does that mean no classes, but it means NO HOMEWORK. I can’t tell you how excited that makes me. And after three weeks of no homework or classes, I’ll be back here saying I miss school…

First Overnight Shift

I’m getting ready for my first overnight shift at my newest job (the large animal one). I had school all day today, then I came home and napped – with multiple interruptions – for about four hours. It’ll be interesting… I also have another overnight shift next week and will have more in April. Hubby is excited, since he works overnights. He’s anxious to have me on overnights like he is (and I keep wishing/hoping/praying that he’ll get on a day shift). The dog is probably not so excited and is already confused because I spent the evening sleeping. She does not have a good track record of doing well when left alone at night. I may come home to some messes in the morning… I’m planning to take her out for a quick walk before I leave.

Just Finished Mid-Terms

I just finished Mid-Terms on Sunday. I’m glad they’re done! I didn’t do as well as I wanted to on some of my test, but I don’t think I got lower than a “B” on any test, so I guess I can’t complain much (especially for how little time I spent studying…I’m not good at making myself study).

I’ve been keeping busy with school, work, work, work, and trying to see my husband occasionally. I also try to exercise the dog sometimes. She gets antsy and annoying if I don’t exercise her enough (not that I blame her). Spring Break is next week (not for me), so work will be extra-busy.

What’s going on in your world?

Snow, snow, snow

We have lots of snow here. Driving from work to school tonight took about four times longer than it should have. Some roads randomly had giant piles of snow in the middle of them and most of the rest had at least a few inches of snow on them. It was a fun drive. The drive home after work was equally fun. I have some pictures of the snow, but they’re still on the camera and I need to go get some sleep before school tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait to see them. Perhaps I’ll get some up this weekend – I actually have two days off in a row!

Edit: I’m sure we got over six inches of snow here, but I don’t have an exact number.

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Since hubby had to go out of town for work-related stuff Tuesday-Friday last week, he’s been working day shifts this weekend. It’s fantastic. We’re on the same schedule. This is the life I long for someday, the life I dream of – hubby and I working the same schedule (and living in the country and having children and….). We get to stay on the same schedule until Wednesday. It’s fantastic.

A few words about my husband

If you’re expecting some personal-finance or school related post, I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. I’m taking a time out from those sorts of post (like I haven’t been already?) to write a few words about my husband.

Weatherman does what he can to make this stressful semester (and life in general) easier for me. This semester, he’s worked exceptionally hard at making sure the little-yet-big things are taken care of for me. He packs me lunches and snacks, cooks me breakfast (pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc.), brings me coffee on his way home from work in the morning, and pretty much handles everything meal-related, even though he’s working 45-hour weeks, editing multiple periodicals, and is involved in assorted volunteer organizations in various capacities. He also does those things wives love their husbands to do – he holds me when I cry, encourages me when I’m down, tells me it’s not the end of the world if I get an A- or even a B+ (I’m sort of a perfectionist when it comes to my grades), and tells me I’m beautiful. Thanks, Honey. I love you!

A Taste of Spring

It’s gorgeous here today – in the 40’s! Earlier in the week it was in the teens or twenties below zero. This is much better. Much, much better.

In other news, I’ve been absent from this blog due to being out of town for a sled dog race and being buried under homework. I’m hoping to get caught up on things this week (ha). I’ve been taking pictures every day, I just haven’t been posting them.