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The girls are on Spring Break. They spent last week with their mom. They will spend the upcoming week with us.
I was away Thursday and Friday (although we were back yesterday evening, but I was still playing catch up from chores I hadn't done), and now I feel like I'm trying to prep for that week in 2 days.
It isn't that the girls are terrors, and I have to prepare for anything like that. We look forward to our time with them. It is still a change. We do not have physical custody of the girls. While we are active in their lives, they do not live with us the bulk of the time. The everyday things most parents have to think about and plan for isn't something we do except on the weeks like this (during school breaks and over the summer), and it just a change in planning and how we think. Mark working second shift puts another wrinkle in this. We've never had to experience this with his current work schedule.
It is the normal parenting concerns that we just do not usual…
Last weekend Mark and I took a quick trip up to Northern Indiana. We stayed at Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, IN. The resort is on Lake Wawasee, and it is exactly what we needed for a quick weekend away.
The stay was actually my Valentine's Day gift, but this was the first weekend we could get away. I was pretty excited to get out of dodge for even just a night.
The resort has spacious rooms, and even those with a courtyard view still had pretty amazing views. Each room has a Keurig (seriously) and a mini fridge. The grounds were clean and beautiful. It was great to be able to walk around and enjoy the scenery.
Okay...the on site chapel was a little creepy
We enjoyed walking on some of the paths around the resort, and just sitting lakeside for the afternoon.
We opted to eat at the onsite restaurant, but there are other options in town. That being said, we were not disappointed. The food was amazing. At check in the reccomended we call and reserve a table. They thankfully still had…
Being in grad school has been challenging. So far I've been been successful. It has been quite a bit of work. It has meant late nights, a few all nighters, and giving up time with my family.
Has it been worth it: Yes.
This quarter is my first Community College intensive course. The instructor is tough but fair. That being said this quarter is a whole new ball game. How she grades is tougher than past instructors, but she gives good and honest feedback. Really that is what I need.
It is going to take a whole new level of dedication to get through this. I'm not exactly sure how I will make it work (just yet), but I know I will figure it out. This degree is a pretty big milestone for me. I want to go it right.
I know it is going to get tough. I know I will have to put in the time and effort to make it all work. I made a choice to go after my goals and dreams, I can't get scared now. It is time to buckle down and get focused.