Today is Saturday. We just finished our first two days of a new semester. Mitch is taking online and evening classes, since this is his off-semester, and I'm taking online classes and three that are only half a semester long (they end October 22nd; i'm due November 7th...don't come early, baby boy!).
This will definitely be the hardest semester we've EVER had, complete with more self-motivation than Mitch or I feel like we have (yay, online classes!). We're both carrying a full credit load, we both have jobs (Mitch has two), we have a baby coming smack in the middle of the semester, and i've never had as much work to do at church as I do now!
Ooh--another fun stressor...no Pell Grant or loan money has been seen yet!! Our financial aid dept. decided it was a brilliant choice to switch their software programs right before this semester started. When I worked in an office on campus last semester, we were upset about having to make the switch in the middle of last semester. Financial Aid is the only office that refused to change...so, now we all get to pay for it! (Literally! They may not have the money to us by the time tuition is due on the 16th!)
*Sigh...* Okay, onto a more positive note! Wow, that was depressing!
Mitch and I went to see my boss on campus the other day, and she sent us down to another office run by another lady we've both worked for in the past. She offered Mitch a job right there on the spot!! He starts on Tuesday, and it will give him 12 hours a week, which will help us greatly! Plus, after I have our baby he can take over my campus job and keep his, too! This new job works out perfectly with his schedule. I mean, it's incredibly perfect! What a blessing!!
We love being back in Rexburg. As much as we miss family, it's nice to actually be able to buy a week's worth of groceries without having to think about what will go bad while we're gone! Plus, we'll get to see both our families a few times before the year ends, so we shouldn't have to miss them too much! :o)
Well, I think that's it...we've set up a very strict schedule and we're trying to keep our heads above water. We both have a huge determination to get the best grades possible this semester (something else that I think is divinely inspired!) and, so far, we're lined up to get them. I know it doesn't sound like much since we're only in our first week of school, but I think in the last week we've had more asked of us than in a month of school during any other semester!