T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Monday, April 13, 2009

Divine Intervention and Planetary Alignment

I am not certain who or what to credit for my amazing day but all I can say is that I should have gone out and purchased a lottery ticket. Good things just kept happening to me today.

First thing this morning after feeding the T Rex, I checked my email. Lo and Behold - I had received the Lemonade Award - see previous posting below. Then Caitlin mentioned in a message to me that I had won something at Seven Clown Circus. I went over there and I had won a $20 Target Gift Card! Target is one of my favorite stores! So the morning started off good (last night - not so good - T Rex's asthma was flaring up - NEVER fun)!

I had made plans to pick up Cooper and his mom this morning so we could go visit Caitlin and Joseph. That was great fun, as always. In fact, I totally forgot the spider man was coming to fog our crawl space (T Rex Dad was not so happy to step on a Hobo spider in the middle of the night a few nights ago). In the end, the spider man forgot his fogging machine so he had to reschedule. (Seriously, repairmen and exterminators just don't seem to like me!)

Cooper and T Rex asleep upon arrival at playgroup. Isn't it the sweetest thing?!?

As soon as he went outside T Rex had to find the biggest sphere in Ms. Caitlin's backyard. That kid - always has at least two balls with him at any given time.

Then it was time to check the regular mail. Lately it's been a dreaded event around here since it's seemed to be an endless wait for my notification from graduate school. Today the waiting finally ended...

My letter of acceptance to Nurse Practitioner school came! (I've been just a little anxious to get notice.) I guess I just felt like my life was on hold until I knew one way or another what would happen. Now I can start planning for classes to begin June 22nd!

Finally the much anticipated piece of paper that says I have been accepted into the NP program. I will discuss my school plans in more detail in a later post (i.e. how I plan on doing it with a 16 month old).

As an added bonus, my former employer sent me a $100 savings bond for being a safe driver in 2008. I used to drive a lot - seriously, a lot. Not one speeding ticket - nothing. It happened to arrive today as well!

I've never seen a savings bond - I almost thought it was junk mail.

And as I type this post, little T Rex is snuggling with me and watching Baby Wordsworth - a small reward for 100% on the potty training today and just being a good kid, too.

The sweet little guy snuggling with me - doesn't he look so mellow?

Much to be grateful for on this especially good day! Glad I get to share it with all of you!


BallerinaBiker said...

Congrats on all your good luck today! Send some down my way!

septembermom said...

You did have a great day!! Congratulations on your acceptance to nurse practitioner school. My sister is actually taking her entrance exam for LPN this morning. T Rex and Cooper look adorable together. I love the T Rex's striped hoodie, so cute!! Glad things are going so well. You deserve it all!

Nina said...

Congrat's on the Nursing school sounds like you are really excited. Over all it looks to me like you were having a really great day with the exception of the exterminator.

Ally said...

What a cutie!! =)

Nina said...

I wanted to let you know I also have given you an award on my blog. I have been so behind on my awards that I spent this moring getting all caught up.

Melanie said...

congratulations on getting into school! I love Nurse Practitioners. BTW wait till you see my new dog

Jed Wheeler Family said...

Congratulations on your acceptance to np school. I've had good experiences with np's. They are better at listening than doctors!

shell said...

Congrats again!! Let's celebrate!

Jenners said...

Woo hoo! I am so happy for you!

mitchsmom said...

Woohoo on your acceptance into NP school!!! I'm jealous! But not enough to get my butt in gear to go back just yet! LOL
I started back for nursing when my little one was a baby ... it's hard but it can be done, especially if your dh supports you.
Good for you!