Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Ugh! I bought books for class today. $326.84 for FOUR books. FOUR. Oh, and three of them are used. Go figure.

So here's the list of classes I'm taking this fall:

Biology (bought the book)
Biology lab (no book identified yet)
Chemistry (borrowing the book from a friend)
Chemistry lab (no book identified yet)
Clinical Studies (no book necessary for the class)
Math: Statistics (bought the book)
Academic Seminar (bought the book)
Computer Science (no book identified yet)
Psychology (bought the book)

That's a good nineteen hours of class! Yikes!

I attended New Student Orientation today, and was pleasantly surprised to see that I was neither the youngest nor the oldest "new" student there. I was in the second of three sessions, and I'm guessing there were about 50-60 people in my session. That's not a TON of new students, but they said at my session that they are accepting more people to the college this fall than they ever have.

I am so excited to be starting school again! I have one class on Mondays (12-3), four on Tuesdays (9am-7:15pm with a break before my last class), three on Wednesdays (12-9, with a break in between the 1st and 2nd classes), two on Thursdays (12-3, 6-7:15) and NONE on Fridays! A lot of time at home in the mornings to study without interruptions. This is the perfect schedule for me. I'm hoping to have as much studying done during the day times so that my (few) evenings and weekends can have more family time than study time. I'm certainly not limiting myself to that studay schedule, though. I'll study on weekends if/when I need to.

Life here is grand. Anthony is doing great. We don't do labs again until September 5th, so other than simple updates on life and school, there won't be much to post until then!

Thanks for checking in on us!

Love, Laurie, Mark and Anthony

Coming up in Anthony-land:
Thursday: Nana and Grandpa come home from MI!
Friday: Mommy's last day at work!


Andree said...

Let me know when your report card comes - I'll send you a $1.00 for every A. Good Luck - you sound fascinated with the challenges that await you! YOU CAN DO IT!

Laurie said...

Snort. I totally misread that and thought you typed ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS for every A. :)

Thanks, Andree!

Gram said...

Laurie: I hope you haven't taken on too much. Don't neglect your family. I love you, Gram

Anonymous said...

You are going to be so busy. You are a great mother and Im so glad to read about Anthony doing so well. Take care and God bless

Andree said...

My $1.00 bills are worth thousands...............

Colleen said...

Laurie, Im glad everything is working out for you. I will be thinking of you and your bravery of going back to school. I keep telling myself that I need to go back too. Maybe if you can I can do it too. Thanks for being my inspiration.

Anonymous said...

You GO Girl!!!!
Just keep the updates coming. I look forward to reading them everyday. E