Ok, so (I start every post that way!!) my sister was less than enthusiastic about her codename (previously Fashionista) so I changed it to....drumroll please (even though you can see it right over there -->) Forget Me Not. She has a notoriously bad memory and beautiful blue eyes (which are the color of Forget Me Not flowers....just in case you didn't know that...cuz I wasn't sure...so I looked it up.....and here it is.....ok I'm done here).
Isn't that pretty? And can I get a "whoop, whoop!" since I successfully uploaded my first picture!! :) go me!
So on to other changes in my always eventful life.....no, I'm not pregnant, so stop guessing that!! Geez, why, whenever a woman says, "I've got news!" or "we've made a decision" or "our lives will be changing" people automatically assume you're adding a kid?! There are other really big, momentous, cool things that can happen in the life of a woman besides having a kid. And all you mushy hearted chicks, keep your "oh, but nothing compares to a baby!" crap to yourselves, ok?
I was going to attend a college in Baltimore that I'd already graduated from in 2003 to get a 2nd bachelors...well (said modestly) it's actually my third, but I digress...and thought I'd take my boys with me to the school/childcare on campus that runs preschool thru kindergarten classes. But then, like bucket of ice cold water, I discovered the cost was $1800 A MONTH!! Now, we could swing it with my hubby-whose-name-is-to-be-decided's GI bill money....but we've been strapped for so long, do I really want to do that? And then I was looking at an art college in MD for my masters (yeah, Google it, figure it out....) but then I saw they had a BFA in illustration, which included fabulous classes such as Fantasy Art. (for those that know me well...well, what more is there to say except (at the risk of repeating myself): whoop whoop!)
So now I'm thinking, what's the rush? Take your time Lara, take one or two classes at a time at HACC or something, build up your portfolio and apply for transfer to MICA. I wouldn't even NEED my master's at that point! The boys and I would all be local and we wouldn't be out nearly so much money! I would only need a sitter for Batman when I took classes, Prime could ride the bus to kindergarten like he wants....sigh.
I guess I just realized that while NDM would have worked out beautifully for me and it was familiar and comfortable...it would also give us a HUGE childcare bill, triple my gas money needs, and add the stress of having to find a way to pay for a really high private tuition....which we don't need. Right?
Plus, we're trying to get pregnant with our third child.
There I said it.
PHHHHTTTTTTTHHHHHT (that's me blowing raspberries at y'all!)