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Still here

Hey there, how are you?  You probably don’t remember me, as I disappeared for a few months and the internet has a short memory. (Or a long one, if you’re trying to maintain your privacy, I guess.)

Here’s a brief recap of the past few months:


  • Ugh, gotta get ready for finals.



  • Ugh, gotta study for the nursing school entrance exam.
  • Christmas!  Yay!  My house has more Thomas the Train stuff than I previously knew existed!
  • Shit, Rob’s contract wasn’t renewed, and now we’re in frantic job-hunting mode again.



  • Holy shitsnacks, COBRA is expensive.
  • Robbie turned two!  He’s adorable!
  • Yay!  I got into nursing school!
  • Wait, what?  I only get a week to buy my books and prepare for the start of nursing school?  Um, all right.
  • Do I quit my job for school?  Do I try to do both?  How can I justify quitting my job when Rob isn’t working?  If I don’t quit my job, how can I handle 16 credits of school?  (Nursing school, at that.)  I can’t NOT take this chance to go to school, because getting in is competitive, and they might not accept me the next time around.  ARGH.
  • Time to take a leap of faith and quit the job.  Oh god, oh god, oh god.
  • So, um, Rob’s going to find a job soon, right?  Right?
  • Holy shitsnacks, nursing school is intense.



  • Holy shitsnacks, COBRA is expensive.
  • What is this holiday you speak of?  Valentine’s Day?  I don’t … what?  No, I don’t really have time for that.  Do you see this 10-pound pharmacology book I’m reading?
  • So, um, Rob’s going to find a job soon, right?  Right?  What about that one interview?  And that other one?  Please?



  • Holy shitsnacks, COBRA is expensive.
  • Nursing school continues to be intense and busy, but a routine has emerged that makes it manageable.
  • Rob got a job offer this week, and starts soon – during my Spring Break, actually, so I get the house to myself.
  • The best part?  His health insurance starts April 1, so we won’t have to pay for another round of COBRA.  Because, hey, did you guys know that health insurance is expensive as fuck?  Because it is.
  • Spring Break is almost here.  I intend to sleep through it.


And how are you doing?  Helloooo?  Anyone still out there?

Reader Comments (4)

Still here. Missed you. Glad things are looking up.

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpammeey

I'm here too and yes, holy shit, COBRA is expensive. Good for you for going ahead with nursing school at such an uncertain time in your lives! I never would have had the nerve to do that.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica@PLRH

Welcome back! Routines are a good thing to have, I'm glad you found one that worked. And I'm thrilled your husband will be working - very scary place when neither of you are working! I checked here every once in a while, so I'm glad to hear you're "OK" - or OK-ish. :-)

Good luck!

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather King

Nursing school, eh? I remember the days of putting my girl through nursing school. And it was very intense for both of us. Now shes's practically running the ICU at Chandletthe Regional and doesn't suck up to anybody. I'd wish you good luck but I know you won't need it. You're going to be a great nurse.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCameron Hoppe

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