Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Busy, busy!

The last few weeks have been very busy.  I had and still have 6 classes (2 on-campus and 4 online) going on, and so, I was frantically trying to get ahead with those to prepare for 2 more online courses that started this week. Whew! My calendar is getting a workout trying to keep everything straight for all of them.  Of course, it makes me stop and be thankful that I am worrying about juggling classes and not doctor appointments this year.   My next oncologist appointment is on Tuesday 10/29, but I am trying to not think about that too much yet.

I had to, or got to depending on which way you look at it, say goodbye to my trusty 2001 Civic last week.  It was a 2 door and very low to the ground, which was exacerbating my joint issues, and my right leg had begun hurting/going numb whenever I drove over 20 minutes.  That was definitely a problem when I have to drive 30 minutes to get to my HCC campus. With the age, health issues, and even car issues, it just seemed like making a change was the right thing to do. Thankfully, I was able to work out something with my home equity line to pay for it so that I have some flexibility in that. (I know it isn't necessarily the best way, but with my very unstable schedule, it will be helpful to be able to pay more or less depending on my work and medical situation.)  I never pictured myself as an SUV person, but I  LOVE how easy it is to get in and out of my "new to me" Rav4.

I did get to take a little break this weekend to spend some time in Orlando with my nephew Drew (and his parents).  They were able to pretty easily twist my arm to watch him in the hotel while they went to Halloween Horror Nights.  I hate haunted houses and that type of thing, but I love getting some Drew cuddles; so, it all worked out.  Plus, we were able to see one of my favorite groups, Sister Hazel, perform at Epcot. Bonus!!  Here are a few pictures from the weekend.