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.
Today we spent the day at the hospital for Johns surgery. They didn’t really give us the time for the specific surgery but our arrival time was at 8am! We spent most of the morning filling out paper work and he finally went back at around 11:30.
He was in surgery for just under 3 hours and then I got to see him. He was very groggy and grouchy and tired but it was to be expected after a painful shoulder surgery. He’s sleeping right now and starting his recovery process which, according to the doctor, is going to be shorter than anticipated.
After a long day, he seems to be in a much better mood. Hopefully the pain isn’t too horrendous during his recovery, I hate seeing him in pain.
Please keep the well wishes, good thoughts and many prayers coming. These next few months we will need it.
First things first, we are back home (our home in Hawaii) after two glorious weeks in Texas! We got to see a ton of people in that very short time but we are so sad to say we missed quite a few friends and family this time around. It’s always such a struggle to see every body we want to when we go home because we are so pinched on time, between parents, siblings and extended family it gets hard to squeeze in everyone but thank everyone so much for being patient and understanding. We really have some wonderful people in our life.
The second update, I start school in the fall! After countless tears and one very supportive and encouraging husband we finally figured out a way to be get the in state tuition we need to use my dad’s GI Bill which is such a blessing. So tomorrow I meet with my advisor to set up a schedule and get the payments figured out. I am so excited. I feel like a little kid right before their first day of kindergarten! :)
Now some bittersweet news, John is having surgery. Don’t be alarmed though! Its for the better. For the past year John has had some serious shoulder pain that really hinders the way he works. So after many doctors appointments, they decided to do surgery to fix a tear in his shoulder. It’s going to take a few months for him to fully recover so lots of your good thoughts and prayers are requested.
Since John will basically be on bedrest for a few weeks we have been enjoying as much time outdoors as possible. We went to the most beautiful golf course on the east side of the island and the views were incredible! Who knows I may get into golfing while being here.
We are thinking of adopting a dog from the humane society maybe next month so I’m hoping we find a sweet addition to our family.
I’ll be keeping this updated as much as possible the next few months because I will have a lot more time so be on the look out for some pictures and updates on our lives.
I guess technically John is already on leave but we get to go home tomorrow. We are both so excited to be back in Texas, me mostly for the food! It’s going to be so refreshing!
There’s something to be said about living here. I think ‘paradise’ is nice to visit but living here is a completely different ball game. Life gets in the way of all the glamour and excitement. I think it’s all about finding a balance between living life, grocery shopping, going to work or school, and doing the vacation things, like site seeing or going to the beach. We’re still working on finding that balance but it’s really great to be able to experience all of this with my best friend.
Well hello again! It’s been a while since I’ve updated and boy oh boy have so many things happened!Our little home is coming together so nicely! We bought a new TV and John loves it! We are trying to get more settled in because in two weeks one of my best friends is coming to visit! I am so excited! I started my new job at Starbucks, although it’s not what I expected I really enjoy getting out of the house. I can’t wait to start school though because I won’t be working while I go to school and I’m excited! John and I have opposite work schedules so usually when he is home I’m at work or vice versa. It doesn’t make for much time to go out and do things together so both of us are so incredibly excited for our trip home next month.