Thursday, April 22, 2010

Where'd the Time Go?

A very wise and talented man once said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". I couldn't agree more! Since the last entry, I've had a serious case of double pneumonia that knocked me out of commission for the better part of 2 months, we've discovered that my eldest daughter has chronic migraines and hypoglycemia, and on Easter Sunday we (quite unexpectedly) had to put our much-adored miniature schnauzer, Gracie, to sleep. This has NOT been a good 2010 for our family so far.  But I've always had the feeling that bad things happen in threes, so I think we should be good for a while, right?  Right?! Why'd it get so quiet in here?

I have decided to return to school and pursue a degree in nursing, but no worries - I definitely will still be making beads.  I love, love, LOVE making beads, but with this economy... Blah, blah, blah, how many times have you heard THAT expression recently?! Seriously though, how on Earth would I pay for college if I no longer made beads?  Yeesh!!  I'm showing my age here, but the last time I was enrolled, colleges still used the quarter system and my tuition and fees for a full load was about $700, not including books. Now?  It makes me a little green around the gills to think about the checks I have to write to the Registrar's Office.  Ouch!

But back to the beads, I'm going to be putting some new things up very soon.  Like maybe, tomorrow?


Kristen said...

So glad you're feeling better Jena!! I give you a lot of credit for pursuing a nursing career. My mom is a nurse. I could never do it. But I wish you the best!! Oh, and I can't WAIT to see the beads! ;) I miss your beads, and I'm definitely in need of more!

ViviBijoux said...

Great to hear you're back Jena! not easy for sure, but we missed you and your beads. looking forward to some eye candy here :D