Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Doing Great!

I am doing really well, I am happy to report.  My boyfriend and I are doing great.  I am spending most of my time in Inwood, WV now.  We get along really well, we are serious when we need to be, but we have a lot of fun together too.  He is really funny, and just great to be around.  Our Valentine's Day was nice.  We went out to dinner and got each other gifts.  He got me a beautiful necklace.  It is my birthstone.  I have worn it almost every day since!  I made him a fleece Steelers blanket with 2 kinds of Steelers fleece.  He is a huge Steelers fan.  We've even been making dinners together, which is new.  We've been trying some recipes and cooking.  It's fun!

My dad went in for his 2nd hip replacement this past Monday.  He is doing really well.  He decided to go under spinal anesthesia instead of general.  General knocks you out a lot he wasn't nearly as sedated after.  On the day of the surgery he didn't have much pain at all and looked really good.  He said yesterday was the worst day for the pain.  I didn't get to see him because we got snow and ice and I couldn't drive.  I did spend a lot of time with him today, though, and he is in much better spirits.  He walked all the way down the hall and back and did really well.  The PT said he looks really good.  He is going home tomorrow, and I will definitely be there to help my mom with that.

My mom's birthday is tomorrow too!! Happy 58th mom!! We celebrated her birthday this weekend on Sunday, since we knew Thursday would be busy with my dad.  He is actually coming home a day earlier than we originally thought he would.  My mom was at home today while I was at the hospital waiting for Valley Health to drop off the hospital bed my dad will use while he is recovering.

I also have good news to report on the school front!  I got accepted to Shepherd!! So I will be starting this summer.  I still need to meet with an advisor, but I am definitely in.  I made the deposit last week, and told them I would be coming.  I am way excited about that!  Just a couple months, and I will be starting on my 2nd degree :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Short Update

Things are going amazingly well.  I am kind of waiting to wake up or something.  I am a little disappointed, however, that I still have not heard back about the program I was hoping to get started on this summer.  I do know that now they have all my transcripts.  They said on Monday that it would be approx. 10 business days and I would hear something, but they keep telling me that they are working on my application for Fall 2011, and I keep telling them I applied for Summer 2011.  I wrote them again today, so hopefully it will be resolved.  I really want to start this summer if at all possible.  I need to talk to an advisor, too, because I want to know if having my bachelor's in Psych already is going to erase the need for me to do the gen. eds all over again, or if they are actually going to look at specific classes and make me take their requirements for gen. eds.  I really hope they just erase the gen. ed. requirements, because I really don't want to go through all that again!  But, we shall see.

Things with my new boyfriend are going well.  We have a lot of fun together, and he has a really good sense of humor.  He even came to church with me Sunday :)  I was excited.  He got to meet my family too and they liked him.  I think my church took him a bit out of his comfort zone, as he is used to a traditional Methodist service, and my church is much more contemporary, but he said he liked it.  We watched the Super Bowl together on Sunday with some of his friends.  He is a big Steelers fan so it was kind of disappointing for him, but it was fun to watch and meet some of his friends.  So things are going really well.  I really like him a lot, and can see things going somewhere.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Third time's a charm?? hopefully??

So, I told myself that after my most recent break-up I would not try another relationship for a while.  Well, sometimes what you tell yourself, is not exactly how things work out.  A bunch of things ended up happening that made me change my mind.  I decided to have one last go at this.  I met a new guy.  He lives about 25 minutes away in West Virginia.  He is 5 years older than me.  He owns his own home and has a steady income.  He is kind, good to me, cares about me, and makes me happy.  I like that he texts me through the day, talks to me on the phone, and that I haven't scared him away with my past.  He has been nothing but sweet, gentle, and understanding.  I can actually see a future with him.  I can see this working out.  I feel safe when I am with him.  I am being more guarded this time.  I am not allowing myself to fall so hard so fast (although it is difficult).  Thinking about him makes me smile, and I think that is a great start.  Sure, I still have broken feelings from last relationship, but they are starting to heal.  I am realizing that I can't go around chasing someone who can not be there for me in the way that I want them to be, and I can't wait around hoping that one day they might be.  I have to live in the present, and although it might still hurt sometimes, as my feelings grow for this new guy, I believe that the feelings from the past hurt will lessen.  If I fall flat on my face, I will be alright.  I have friends and family who will help me find my way again.