Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Good and the Bad

I am one step closer to becoming a board certified Behavior Analyst. I had my final exam today and barely passed. As of yesterday it wasn't looking too good.

I am currently enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology for there online certification course. The course work is broken down into 3 classes, each class comprised of 7 units approximately 2 months long. Every week I have one online meeting to attend, over 30 online videos to watch and an exam at the end of each week. My first class went very well. This class however was a different story.

It didn't help that at the time I started this class, my work hours changed. Now if I worked a typical 9-5 job it would have been ok. But since I provide in home therapy to children with autism I spend a lot of time driving. Most of my kids live a half hour to an hour away so if my session with them ends at 5:30 I don't get home until 6:30. I also picked up later hours during the week since the district and post schools stopped allowing outside help to work with their student's. SO my schedule looks something like this, Monday 8am-7pm, Tuesday 8am-7pm Wednesday 8am-530, Thursday 8am-5:30, Friday 8am-7pm and Saturday 8am-230.

Crazy huh. I found it so hard to find time for everything. School, work, the husband and even me time. By the time I got home and made dinner it would be 8:00. The last thing I wanted to do was watch videos for school and study. But somehow I made it through it and passed the exam. I studied non stop all weekend, had my first exam yesterday and missed the passing score by 1 point. Luckily I had two chances to take it and passed today. I now have a two week break until my final class starts and I am finally going to get some "me" time. I have a whole list of books I can't wait to start reading

On another note, I am doing good on one of my resolutions for this year. I have not had any soda in a week! That is quite the accomplishment for me since I usually drank about 3-4 cans a day. Awful, I know. We did go to the movie Saturday night and I allowed myself to get a small soda. I chose Coke zero as it has no caffeine and sugar so I figure I didn't cheat too much

Now that i have a break from school I hope to hit the gym starting tomorrow. SO wish me luck on that

The bad News:
One of my army wife bff's just found out that her MIL was flight for lifed to her local hospital. About 6 months ago she had been diagnosed with ( I can't remember the medical term) but a condition that causes her lungs to fill up with fluid eventually causing her to suffocate. She was told then she had 6 months to live. My friend and her hubby were able to spend the holiday's with her and just got home from seeing her two days ago. Sadly today they got the call they had been dreading. They are now driving over 10 hours to see her but it's not looking to good. Her hubby is also scheduled to deploy in two days and thankfully he will be able to postpone his deployment but will still have to meet his unit overseas after everything. Please keep them inn your thoughts and prayers.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!


  1. I want to take online courses... I don't know for what but I want to. LOL

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - yours is adorable!

    Good luck with your classes - sounds like you're on a roll! And YAY for going sodaless - it's SUCH a hard thing to do - I drink maybe one a week - you can totally do it!

    And, I will keep your friend's MIL in my prayers - what a trying time for their family:(

    I hope you have a great evening :)
    sHp @ Our Three-Ring Circus

  3. Oh no! Praying for your friend and her family!

    Glad you passed your exam and get a mini break!

  4. Yay for passing your exam, girl!! (And yay for 2 weeks to catch up on "you" time!)

    Prayers going out to your friend & their entire family.

  5. Your poor friend! How terrible for her husband. I'll keep them in my thoughts.

  6. Aww I'll be praying for your friend's family. My BFF lost her grandfather to something similar the day before Christmas Eve. We've seen first hand how hard it is to watch a loved on go like this.

  7. praying for your friend, what sad news.

  8. Congrats on all your success. Definitely keep your friends in my thoughts and prayer - how tragic.

  9. That's so sad about your friend's MIL, I'll be keeping them in my thoughts.

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  11. Congrats on being that much closer to finishing. I've been wanting to start my masters program for awhile, but it's getting harder with work, and finding the time to actually do it.

  12. That program sounds really interesting, I want to go back to school but I haven't decided what for yet...

  13. Good job on the exam!

    Your friends are def. in my thoughts and prayers, how sad :-(

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