Don't Worry. Be Happy.
Just wanted to mention I'm still here buzzing around. Worked the weekend. The usual--an undocumented Hispanic worker with traumatic brain injury from head vs baseball bat and a found down X 24hrs with an intracerebral hemorrhage and heroin abuse. Had an early meeting this morning with one of the fire chiefs of a neighboring township to go over survey questions for a study on "near-misses" and I'm trying to read up tonight for a get-together tomorrow with members of a potential research project I might work with--heat stress in fire fighters.
I may be able to get funding to go full-time in the spring, but I still need to work my 36hrs/week and I carry the medical insurance, so I like to wake up at 3 or 4 o'clock in the mornings and see if I can make the puzzle pieces fall into place. So far they have not.
I don't have to go full time, though it would be very, very nice to have tuition paid for. I'm trying to rationalize 15 credit hours as working overtime. ahhhhhhhh, something will work out. Or, not. I'll tell you one thing--it's nice to have options.
HoneyHaired has been working on college applications and CollegeGrrrl is looking at military options once she's out of school and is an RN. Time does move on...
...unless you have a basement full of old magazines and/or watch Mad Men 24/7. Then, it's 1960's 4ever.