So yesterday was my first official day back at school! Yay!
It was so much fun I love getting back into the classroom and learning. I guess I never realized it until I was out of school but learning really is a passion. I’m taking 6 classes this semester. Economics, two Travel Industry Management classes (my major), French, a computer class, and Communications! It’s a great mixture of classes.
The campus here is confusing but I’m not sure if that’s because it’s actually confusing or because I am new here. In time we’ll learn I guess. The campus is beautiful. There is so many trees and plants and most of everything is so green! You can’t really see the ocean from here but that’s okay you have a good view of he city so that’s nice. It rains on campus every day. Where the campus is situated it falls between two very large mountains so the rain is a constant thing. Even if the sun is out.
I’m actually really looking forward to this semester. I’m hoping that it will go by fast but I don’t even think I’d be mad if it didn’t. :)
-playing video games
-going on adventures on a Tuesday afternoon
-playing with the cat
-even cleaning, like how weird is that
But getting to do all these things with my best friend is just so cool. I don’t have any other way to explain it except very very cool. :)
There was a lot of hype with Tropical Storm Iselle and Hurricane Julio. It was being said on every news station to prepare for the worst. Power outages, heavy rain, and flooding were all in the forecast throughout the week so we prepared.
Being newlyweds and pretty young, we had no idea what to expect nor how to prepare so most of my week was spent on the phone with my mother trying to figure out if this is something to be worried about or not. She, being my ever worried mother, told me to prepare like it was the apocalypse!
(*John and I soon after dubbed these storms the hurricane ‘pocolypse*)
So in accordance with my mom and the local news channels John and braved the flocks of people to buy canned food, flashlights, batteries, and one of the very last cases of water at the commissarry.
(*Sidenote: You would be surprised how fast bottled water went, as if we don’t live on a rock surrounded by water.)
Nevertheless, we were as prepared as two 20 something newlyweds could ever be. I was very proud of myself too, I had stored all of our containers with fresh water and even filled our tub up with water in case we needed extra water to wash things or even flush the toilet. I was prepared for the worst.
Well, the worst never came. We had about half a days worth of sun showers, some broken twigs, and loss of power for all of 3 minutes. Probably the most uneventful first hurricane ever. Granted I am very happy we didn’t get the brunt of the storm, the Big Island got most of it (keeping them in my prayers), it still would have been nice to use my 4 cans of tuna I bought in preparation for the "worst sequence of hurricanes in 20 years".
Of course it would have been nice to have a good story to tell I am more than thankful we don’t. Since the “storms” it has been nice and sunny with not a drop of rain. I’m just going to assume this is what people talk about when referring to Hawaii weather because Lord knows I could get used to this.
John has been on con leave (basically like sick leave) for 28 days. Today was his first day back at work and he found out he has a 4 day weekend. 😂
John’s shoulder healed nicely! The doctor was impressed at how fast he’s getting his motion back!
Now although it has been so so nice having him home all day everyday for the past month I finally get my second favorite part of every day back!
My first favorite part of every day is when John comes home from work, yeah yeah I know cliche, but it’s nice after spending the day running errands, or being alone it’s so nice to just talk to my husband!
My second favorite part of every day is John leaving in the morning before I wake up. I know, that sounds so terrible! But it’s not as bad as it sounds. Before we got married I had a queen sized bed all to myself and I took full advantage of that! Spreading out and rolling all over the place! Well since we got married, we downsized beds and I don’t get to be a bed hog anymore.
**Thats relative because John says I take up a lot of space while I’m sleeping.**
So when John leaves every morning at 5:55 for PT I spread it. I roll right on over and take up every inch of the bed. Since John has been home on leave I’ve missed out on my sweet serendipity every morning. Thankfully I get it back in less than 8 hours and all is right in the world.
Thank goodness for my second favorite part of the day.
Lately we have both been home all the time! With John recovering (which he is doing exceptionally well, he’s practically ready to go back to work!) and me not working and getting ready for school this fall it has been a slightly tedious few weeks. So I set up a sitter city account in hopes of finding some sweet people to babysit for! And as luck would have it I’ve found 3 families! They are all sweet in their own ways and I’m so blessed to have found them! I’ll be babysitting until school starts and then who knows maybe I’ll do it occasionally but with 6 classes I’m not sure how that will work.
School planning has been a bit of a process! I’ve got health clearance to figure out, classes to pick and parking to find and none of that has proved very easy.
Health clearance is difficult because I have to find my immunization records and with my history of moving that’s a struggle! But I know I’m updated it’s just a matter of finding those papers!
As far as my classes go that’s a whole nother headache. It’s hard to pick my classes when they haven’t finished my reviewing my transfer credits so I don’t know what classes were accepted and which ones weren’t meaning I can’t get an accurate picture of what my schedule looks like for next semester which causes me lots of headaches.
Parking I won’t go into because it’s just frustrating to even think about. NOT ENOUGH PARKING FOR A BIG SCHOOL.
With that all said I still am so excited to be going back to school. I know these are all just minor bumps and I know I’ll get over them! :)
Lately I’ve been trying to babysit some more here in Hawaii. Just to make some extra money. I mean it’s not like I need a job but it’s nice to occupy my time with things.
So the other day I went to babysit this 6 year old. The little girl was cute but they also had this large pit bull. I like dogs as much as the next person but when dogs are larger than me I don’t really enjoy them. So the dad asked me to take the dog for a walk and I definitely underestimated this dogs strength. As soon as we walked outside of there apartment the dog started running and of course there is little ol’ me holding the leash just being dragged along. I kept up running with it for a while but the I tripped and was dragged down the street. Yes. Dragged. On the floor, straight out of a movie dragged. It was terrible. Thankfully I only got a few minor scratches and one very dirty white shirt but I’m in one piece so that’s good. Needless to say I won’t be taking their dog for a walk anymore.