Today is the day!!

Holy cow! I start my History class today! I get to relearn about Columbus, the Puritans, the first Thanksgiving, how we took this land from the Indians, all the way through to the end of the Civil War. Woohoo!!!!!!!

Ok, maybe I’m not that excited. I HATED History when I was in school. I mean really hated it. It didn’t interest me in the least. However, I do find myself much more curious about it the older I get. Maybe it’s because I have a husband who is a World War II fanatic so we end up watching the History Channel a lot. Of course, he used to sit at the knee of his grandfather as he was told first hand stories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and how his grandfather was blown off the West Virginia (or the Missouri…ugh, I can NEVER remember which ship he was on!) and how he was in the water with burning oil surrounding him. I think that would have peaked my interest as well…

It could also be that a few years ago I started to research my family tree. Finding out why my ancestors left their native lands to come here has been an interesting journey. There are a lot of politics and economic issues that I COMPLETELY missed my first time around in History, so I’m kind of looking forward to that.

But at the same time, I am nervous about starting classes. As if my life wasn’t busy enough, from my 16 year old high school varsity cheerleader who’s dating a football player (mom’s, you know that keeps me up at night…) to my 6 year old 1st grade twins. I mean, I already have to do homework with them every night! Hmmmm, I wonder if they’ll be able to help me with my homework…no, probably not. 😦 Not to mention my hubby who, while being very supportive of this new direction I’m taking, requires some quality time as well. Cloning myself is sounding mighty tempting at the moment, except I’m sure the thought of more than one of me would scare the hell out of my family. 🙂

So, today I pick up my history book, and if memory serves, I might need a back brace to be sure I don’t hurt myself lifting it. At least it’s an online class, so I can sit at my computer in my jammies if I want to and nobody will care…


About meteorologygirl

I am a lover of all things weather. Currently in the last year of my BS in Geosciences with a concentration in Operational Meteorology at Mississippi State University. (I'm still trying to find a quicker way to say that mouthful...) I am a wife and mother of 3 humans and 2 greyhounds. View all posts by meteorologygirl

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