With husband's new job paying dittly squat, making our lives worse in many ways, I had the delimma of what I was going to do. We really need more income desperately. But I so wanted to go to school. While work helps money wise, it creates a whole new list of problems. Transporting the kids being the largest. School, well I'm not gonna make money at it. lol But it will vastly improve our prospects for the future. So I put the matter right at God's feet. The delimma has been on my mind since husband got the job. I couldn't come to a decision to jump one way or the other. I told God that which ever way he told me to jump, I'd jump. Last night Nichole says to me,"Come on Mom we have to figure out our classes. So I sat and we did them together. I didn't even think about it. The money issue didn't pop into my head at all for the first time since fri. This morning she says,"Mom time to go register." I go. I'm now a fulltime college student again. Winter quarter can be a pain to get the classes you want. Nichole and I had no trouble even though we didn't get there til almost noon. And get this....... Because Nichole has decided she really wants to be a paramedic and is switching to that program, we will have 2 classes together and can share our books! We'll be at the college for classes at the SAME TIME. So no extra trips across town. Nichole's b/f is getting daycare for Aubrey on the 2 days of the week he can't watch her. Everything fell right into place with no effort. And when I got home I realized that after this quarter I'll be able to take the exam for the RN program and will have all my pre recs completed! How awesome is that???!!!! It's gonna be hard on us. They're gonna raise heating prices ALOT here soon. And of course gas is outragious and only going to get worse. But it hit me this morning. The right path is often the most difficult to follow. I'm NOT giving up my dream, I'm NOT putting it on the back burner. (did that for 23 yrs already) I'm plunging ahead and going to do my utter best to make it happen! We made it thru last year with me in school. We'll find a way to make it thru this year with me in school. I feel good about myself today.