Sunday, October 22, 2006

It is a go~~~

Well I went up to Newport last Tuesday (10-17) and had a meeting with the administrator of the college, filled out my paper work (Pell grant stuff) and got a tour of the place. It is very nice.
I got a letter back on Friday, and I am not elligable for a grant, however I am elligable for a loan. The program costs $4800.00 and I can get $4200.00 the letter said there would be a out of pocket cost of $415.00 ok so the math doesn't work, but we will get it figured out.
Girls I am going to do this. And I can't even begin to tell ya how excited I am. My classes start on January 8th. With an orentation on the 3rd. So as of the new year I will be starting a new chapter in my life. And at almost 40 it feels pretty strange, but in a good way.
Part of my admissions packet is I have to interview 3 seperate people in the nail tech industry, and after interviewing my first one, I found out that I will be making double what I made full time where I am at now. And that was after expences were met. (and I figured pretty high on those) So again I am pretty excited about this.
So anyhow I just wanted to update ya all on this....Diz doing the dance here, LOL. :D

Elizabeth blogged at 7:52 AM

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I have news....

Not huge news or anything but news and I just need to get it out before I explode, lol. I called my sister last week (did I mention there is a college 15 minutes from her home?) I can't remember but anyways, we talked for like 3 hours, wow huh and I asked her if she would talk with her hubby, and see if it would be ok for me to stay with them Monday through Friday so I could go to this school, and she and hubby said it was cool with them, and then she called the college and made an appointment for me to go in and check things out, and get my paper work going ie see if I am ellligable for a Pell grant. If the Pell grant doesn't work, I will take a loan out and use my retirement to start paying that off after I am done, so girls what started out a "just a dream" more than likely will be a reality. My plan is to start in January, and be done in April.
OMG I am just in complete shock that I am really going to do this.
Only draw back (and it is a biggie) I will have to leave my family during the week...It is a hard thing to think about...and to be honest I am feeling guilty, but I feel I have to do this. I can not stay where I am at. I don't know, (insert doubt here) anyways, now I need to figure out what to wear to something like this...hmmmm, oh well, I guess I will get it all figured out. LOL, hey wish me luck I will need it. :D

Elizabeth blogged at 4:37 AM

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Just a tiny update~~

I went to the Doctor's yesterday, and things are progressing well...I have only lost 8 pounds(kind of a bummer as I wanted to lose more) however, my cholesterol is down by 15% pretty good I think. And the best part of all this is I feel so much better, who knows maybe for me it was just a matter of finding the right foods therefore getting the right vitamins, and nutrients....In any case I have been feeling prety great for the last few days~~~ but I also only worked 5 hours in the last week, could there be a connetion~~HHHHHMMMMM gunna have to think on this awhile.
Work front, well it is about the SSDD kinda thing, it feels as if they only want me there when they can use me, and stupid thing is I am letting them, but I guess fear is holding me back from finding another job (at least that is what I think it is) I really don't know. Ok gunna have to think on that too, goodness so much to think on so little time LOL ;)
Terri, girl I miss you and have been thinking about you alot this week, ((((HUGS)))) girl, and if you need anything shoot me an email, I can call ya now if you want or need. Remember I am always here for you.
UMM, well I can't think of anything else to tell ya except hang in there people, and don't forget I love hearing from ya!! :)

Elizabeth blogged at 7:06 AM

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Been ages huh?

Ok so 6 months worth of a post here~~Prolly gunna be long, but *giggle* that is ok. Sorry to not have kept up with this...but ya know how things go.

Anyhow to start off: My heartfelt congratulations go out to Patty, and Janis~~Wow, girls I am so glad you found happiness. (yes, I have been reading)

I have a few things of interest on my homefront here: First and foremost is I finally found a job I would like to do I want to become a Nail Tech, you know the lady that does you manicures and pedicures, we have opened up a couple of Day Spas here, and I just love the atmosphere~~would be sooo calming at least I think it would and if you take into consideration of where I work now, BIG DIFFERENCE! I need cash though, $4000.00 worth. I could do my training on weekends, not losing income, and just hopefully slide right into a new career. Any ideas of where I can get that kind of cash?? I don't think I would be able to get a grant or scholership (as don't they normally go by "household income" mine is the pits but hubby's is pretty good) anyhow ideas would be great. :D I am really wanting this bad, I just don't know how to get there. And you know if feels great to finally have a goal~~just for me, which goes into my other news: I have been in thearapy for the last 4 months or is working wonders in my outlook on life. If interested it is called The Work by Byron Katie just type in your search engine and you can and it is a wonderful way of looking at stress, problems, has finally alowed my to free myself of some of my "baggage"

And speaking of "baggage" LOL I am working on that also, the physical kind, Last Wednesday I stared the South Beach Diet, reccomended by my Doc. UMMM sad new here, my brother had a heart attack, at 41(only 2 years older than me)it made me realize that I NEED TO CHANGE MY LIFESTYLE!!! oh btw he is fine, but is now having to watch his diet and stuff.

Those are the three major changes in my life, and I tell ya I feel great!! :D Anyhow I hope to hear back from you guys once in awhile, I miss gabbin with you guys.

((((BIG HUGS TO ALL)))))

Elizabeth blogged at 8:13 AM

Friday, February 24, 2006

Party here~~

LOL, tonight is my son's birthday party. Right after school, Joey will take 5 "big boys" to the beach to catch the sunset, and build a bon-fire. Then it is home to have pizza, munchies, and movies...compleate with presents, and cake. With a sleep over. Alls I can say is I hope I bought enough "munchies" LMAO, I don't know it will be close. As them boys sure can eat. My "baby" turns 15, and the word baby no longer applies, he is now as tall, if not taller than his dad (5'11") and I have no clue as to where the time went, but I look at him, and can't believe how grown up he is getting. Siiiiigh, so to my "baby"


Elizabeth blogged at 3:51 AM

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Our Date night~~~

Ok, so call me corney, cheesey, or whatever~~But for valentines day, I bought my husband and I tickets to an Air Supply concert~~remember that Joey and I got together an 1984 so, yep you guessed it, Air Supply has been pretty much been "background" music of our relationship~~So when I heard that they were coming to my town I went ahead and got the tickets. Thinking to surprise hubby. Also remember that, I live in sticksville, and to go see any concert of worth, we have to drive,2-4 hours and or stay somewhere else~~So anyhow, IT WAS GREAT!! I know you all are prolly laughing you heads off right about now, but what a difference a small venue makes. The place that held the concert was our casino and the room that we were in, seats about 600 people at most...also it was an inside concert, and I had never been to an inside concert. So it was pretty cool for us. I had to laugh though as these guys are "getting on in years" and the one guy came out in red leather pants...hehehehe!! It was too funny. But again, it was a small intimate setting. Us girls got to go down to the stage, and be like 2 feet from them,(if that far) this after they walked around the audience, shaking hands and such. It was fun, and the music very powerful, I know~~;) it is funny to get excited about it. But what can I say, I am a romantic at heart.

Oh and kiddie news Amanda got her driver's permit...YIKES, LOL no she is loving it, and wants to drive all the dang time. hehehe.

Brandon is doing well, his birthday is next week, so we are gearing up for that. And we start our new play next week, so we will be busy again!
Hope all is going well with you guys, and I hope to hear from ya soon!!

Elizabeth blogged at 9:33 AM

Friday, February 10, 2006

We have a cast

for Hansel and Gretel. And OMG was that hard. 50 children showed up and we only had 10 parts, with 2 of those parts being a shared part. It was/is very hard to pick just 10...sure wish I could have added extra people, but that always get way to confussing. Only problem we had was a lack of adults...but Joe has decided to take one of the adult men parts, so that means I will be "in charge" can I do this?? I sure hope so. Needless to say life is going to get crazy. But I am hoping in a good way.
Another bit of theatre news...Guess who may be nominated to be on the board of directors? Yep, you guessed it~~Me~~and it wasn't even Joey who nominated me....HHHMMMMM I don't know IF I will do it, it means more time away from home. But then again, the kids are getting so grown up already that I don't know it seems like it is time for me to find outside interests (still leaving time for them too) but you know what I mean. I don't want the empty nest syndrome....and I can't believe it is less than 2 years away that Amanda will prolly move out, to go to college. I think if I get more involved in other things when her time comes it may be a bit easier....anyhow I also need a special talent to be on the board....EEEERRRR I have no idea what that would be lol. but it should be interesting. right???

Anyhow work is work, I did get offered that 3rd position, but I am still bouncing back and forth on if I should take it. Ohhh, what to do??

Hope this finds you all well and happy!! ((((HUGS))))
Liz :)

Elizabeth blogged at 8:40 AM