The meeting with my premed advisor went well. Now I have a definitive plan of how best to use the next year while I am still limited to evening classes, before I transfer out to university for a full daytime schedule of classes while KayTar is in Kindergarten.
This summer I'll be in classes for both sessions, Algebra followed by Pre-Calculus. (I don't love math and have put these courses off for QUITE a while). The first session is from June 8 to July 9, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday classes from 6:30-9:30pm. I'll also be volunteering at the hospital one evening starting at the end of May, which will mean I'm out of the house on Wednesday nights, too. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights are full. The second session is July 13-August 13 and will stick to the same schedule. Josh will get home, Monday through Thursday and I'll be on my way out the door.
In the fall, I'll be taking Comp II, Biology I, and (inorganic) Chemistry I along the respective labs, which puts me out of the house four evenings a week, plus volunteering at the hospital one additional night, probably Friday as the others are already taken. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights are full. The spring will follow the same schedule, just a switchover to Bio II and Chem II. Life is going to get quite a bit busier around here before we know it. I'll have the kids during the day, Josh will have them at night, and the only time we will all be together will be the weekends, a portion of which will be devoted to studying.
I've been a bit bored today, even though it is Special Sunday (a recent family event we've created in which each child alternately gets to choose a family activity for Sunday). KayTar's big plan for the day was running to Target to spend a gift card from her birthday, which was over in about 30 minutes. The rest of the day has been spent watching TV, reading my textbook, playing outside with the kids, laundering clothes, running to the grocery store, along with another half dozen other time fillers...and still, I spent the most of the day lamenting a low level boredom, longing for something that MUST be done, something to fill up all of that formless time. Today, even as I twiddled my thumbs and hoped in vain for something tangible to do, I recognized that in a just over two months I will surely be longing for these empty sort of days, because there simply won't be any to be found.