Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Only A Year...

I have something I want to share with y'all. I've made it no secret that in my neck of the woods the economy is still terrible. There are NO jobs out there and my poor husband has had to work over sixty hours a week to make ends meet. After being off of work for over a year, my husband and I sat down and tried to come up with a game plan. We decided one of us needed to go back to school. Since he is the main breadwinner, it has fallen on me to (at 41) go and learn a new trade of some kind.
When I was much younger, I flirted with the idea of becoming a beautician. Since the course is just under a year, I decided to give it a go.

Yesterday was my first day of school. In a class of 23 students I'm the oldest by far. That's a little odd, but I'll survive it. Most of my fellow classmates are nineteen. NINETEEN! I'm old enough to be their Momma! UGH! School went pretty good. I just finished homework *cringe* and I'm giving myself some computer time so I can relax and get ready for bed.

I wanted y'all to know because if you don't see me or Daisiemae around as much, you'll know why. I'm still going to read and review books, but I'll be slower at getting them done. Plus, I've got a Christmas story to complete for Silver Publishing by the end of the month, so I'm going to be swamped with getting that done too! My Christmas story is scheduled to be published on the 22nd of December,so I'll have a new release for three months in a row! I'm very excited about that! :)

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day holiday:)

Happy Reading:)


  1. That's so awesome that you're going to beautician school!

    You know, it's not often that we have the opportunity to change things up and try something new. And that's definitely what this is - an opportunity. The circumstances are horrible, but if you would have found a job, would you have had the chance to go back to school and learn something you thought about doing when you were younger? And I bet you'll be the best student in your class. :)

    Hugs and congrats on the upcoming 3 months of new releases!!

  2. Congrats on the new releases and going back to school! I'm sure you'll make a fabulous beautician.

  3. It'll be okay, Shell, I'm sure you'll do fine.

    And congrats. We'll be releasing Christmas stories together in December

  4. Congrats on the upcoming releases!

    Good luck in school. I'm sure you'll do just fine!!