...what I would consider the most random thing EVER! :)
He had a show so he was out late...at a coffeehouse where his band was playing, he bought this RANDOM magnet. HAHA. It is really funny. It is really tiny. My camera couldn't even focus on it while it was magnetizing to our fridge. It is about the size of a nickel, maybe smaller.
He said it made him crack up and reminded him of us...not sure how...the man in the pic has a little cut on his face and the woman is just mortified that he is injured. LOL.
Today I am home for the afternoon! It feels great to be done with conferences and have a 3 (and a half?) day weekend ahead of me. It is much needed.
I got a lovely email last night from good ole' TIU stating that since I am taking only one class this semester (lazy me, I know) my loans have been returned. Fabulous. So now, I owe $1,300. Well, that is just perfect considering we are trying to figure things out for a MORTGAGE. So, naturally (or not naturally, but graciously) I prayed about it all day today that things would somehow work out. I mean, we sure don't have a spare $1300 laying around just dying to go into TIU's pocket (they've already gotten so much!). :) So, I went to Trinity after work and said that I need to setup a payment plan. Well, long story short, no I don't. AND, I can pay as little or as much as I want or can until the semester is over. Well isn't that dandy! :) No payment plan, or having to pay it all upfront (which was my fear), but just send in the money when I get it.
Okay, I can handle that.
On the mortgage front, we are waiting to hear if we are pre-approved. If you know of anyone who's going to be looking to rent a house in Moline, IL for the next year or so, please let us know. If you don't, please help us pray for someone! :)
If you are confused by all of this, that is understandable, because I am leaving out many details (intentionally). I will update readers more when things start happening...and maybe still somewhat vaguely as you never know who reads these things. :)
Happy day to all! Enjoy your Valentines Eve! I will be spending mine at the gym and getting caught up on The Office I missed last night while Marcus is playing a show up in Kenosha.
This year, is lieu of my favorite holiday, we are doing the Six Days of Valentines. We are giving something to each other, alternating giver/recipient each day, and then the end of the week will end with some special events, to be described later.
First, on Monday, I started out the week by giving Marcus these cute heart-shaped bowls from Target and his fave ice cream, Cookies 'n Cream.
And attending class. After today I will have put in about 16 hours of class since Thursday! But, it's okay because then I'm done attending class until March when I have the second round of modular classes. This semester I'm taking Ethical Theory, which I like. I've really liked all of the classes I've had in my program so far, which is a blessing. Even though they're hard at times, they are at least enjoyable.
At work things have also been insane. The kids are sick of indoor recess and are being pretty crazy and naughty. My patience is wearing very thin due to stress of things piling up at work and grad school, so I've been snapping at them more than I should. I feel bad. I'm trying to keep smiling and keep pushing ahead.
On a fun note, I found out that I get to have a "jr. blocker" starting in a couple weeks. I'm excited about that. I get to have a Trinity education student come to my class twice a week for a couple of months. Should be fun. :)
I am a new mom, doing my best to make the right choices for my family by the grace of God and through His guidance. I know that there are many "good" ways of mothering and my ways are not the only ways, but we are doing what works for us. :)