Tuesday, 16 September 2014

scootin' around town.

we are no longer a one vehicle family! hooray!

this semester mine and david's work and school schedules did not line up at all. it would have been impossible for us to get everywhere we needed to go without another vehicle. so, we bought this fantastic scooter from my sister a few weeks ago and it's been pretty life altering. i don't have to wake up early to drive david to work and i don't need to leave work early to pick him up from work and bring him to school.

we are also saving a ton on gas. multiple trips to work and back during the day adds up to a lot of gas. it feel surreal to fill up the scooter for only 4 bucks. and it lasts for almost two weeks! the fuel efficiency along with the cheap insurance ($300 for the whole year!) made this the best option for us. winters here are pretty mild as well so we're hoping david will be able to drive it almost all year.

yay for progress! :)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

back to school for the last time.

well, i'm officially done my last first week of school! after this semester i'll be done my degree. i thought i would have mixed feelings about it: excitement, nervousness, sadness. but really it's just excitement. and the usual weird back to school feelings...

every first week of school is the same but it always seems to throw me for a loop. i crave the change in schedule but i always have a hard time adjusting. i have classes in the evening, work on some mornings, and lots of weird afternoons at home with nothing to do. but seriously, what are you supposed to do at 2:30 on a wednesday afternoon? it seems too early in the semester to be working on school work (although you'd think i'd know by now that it's never too early to start on school work). house work is reserved for saturdays (although an extra cleaning day might be in order). and everyone else is at work or school so i'm home alone, watching tv, eating popsicles. it's a strange time all around.

it also takes time for me to get used to working less. usually after a long day at work i'm tired and i usually sleep well. now that i work shorter days and go to class (where i just sit and listen) i have more energy. and while this sounds like a great thing it no longer means going to bed at 10pm and sleeping like a baby. it'll take a while for me to get used to it, and by the time i do i'll be swamped with papers to write and assignments to finish. there's no winning with this messed up schedule of mine...

overall, i'm extremely grateful that this is my LAST first week of school. i'll probably miss it in two seconds but luckily there's always grad school!