So, first, there is only two more weeks of the semester left.
Finals are coming up, but I only have one test (although I still have to show up for my other final periods). I have been a writing fool though for the last couple of weeks. I have a memoir of 25 pages due Wednesday, a 7 page research paper (the nontraditional student and how I fit that role) and a 20 page writing tutor project on Thursday, and for next week, a 7 page paper on the disappearance of frogs for my science writing class and a 7 page paper on the dirt roads of Nevada for an eco/desert nonfiction writing class. 66 pages due starting this week. I do have to do a public reading for three of my classes, but I have been doing them all semester long, so I feel ready.
My last day of the semester is Monday 9th of May. Another change, my last day of work is the 6th of May. I gave my notice last Friday. I know, I know. People are trying to get jobs, not get rid of them, but I was going to have to take a leave of absence anyway for summer school. The last two classes I needed are 4 days a week, 4 hours a day, and so I could not have been working. Also, things are up in the air about if we are moving or staying here, and I just want to be ready, what ever happens. If we are moving, I will need the rest of the summer to pack up the house (since I will probably be the only one doing it).
Andrew and I are hoping to be able to take a vacation this summer, too. It has been two years since he has had one, and he really needs it. We have been looking at western Caribbean cruises. There is one that leaves from Galveston, and hits Montego Bay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel before returning to Galveston. It is seven days and gives us three days at sea. We did a seven day cruise of the Eastern Caribbean a few years ago, but we hit a new island everyday, so we felt like we were run ragged. This way we will have time to relax on ship.
So really, the only hard fact that I have are about school and my last day of work. The rest of my life is up in the air, and I am ready for the adventure.