Thursday, February 14, 2013


It's my blog and I'll blog what I want to! 

I looked up the definitions of "Retain" and "Retention". Neither one struck my fancy. In my my mind, at this very moment, "Retention" is a scary word to me. 

I've recently signed up for C.N.A. (Certified Nurses Assistant) classes with my Katie girl. There is a two fold reason for this. 

#1 - Katie needs some back-up.

#2- I've wanted to be a nurse for over twenty years. I've been to afraid to take the classes. 

#3- In the state of Illinois, you must pass this class before you can go on to the L.P.N. (Licensed Practical Nurse) class. Which is much more difficult and expensive.

#4- "Retention". I will be 55 in April. I don't even know how much my brain can retain. It's been almost 40 years since I've been in school.

#5- The L.P.N. class is nine months long. And the tuition is much higher the the C.N.A. class.

#6- I am scared.

#7- I am excited.

#8- I am tired already.

#9- I think I can do this.

#10- I'm sorry that I haven't visited you.

#11- My daughter has consumed my life.

#12- I am taking these classes for myself as I am so, so tired of thinking of everyone else.

#13- Please pray for "Retention". As I truly don't know at this point in my life, how much I can retain at one time.

#14- My life has been so busy that I don't know when I'll blog again.

#15- I love and miss you all...

Love Di ♥


Unknown said...

I'm sure you will do great! Congrats for both of you.

sandie said...

Well I hope it works out well for you!

Rebecca said...

Glad you're going for it! You can do it. :) It IS your blog and you CAN blog when you want to. I ♥ it.

Anvilcloud said...

Good for you. The only failure is in not trying.

A Lady's Life said...

Good for you!
Try not to retain . Try to understand and then it's easy
No need to be scared;.You can do it.

Lois Evensen said...

You go, girl! Good for you!

When I went back to school to get an accounting degree when I was in my early 30's a friend said/asked in a very "knowing" way, "Why on earth do you want to do that? By the time you get your accounting degree in four years you'll be in your mid thirties!" I asked her, "How old will I be in four years if I don't go back to school to get my accounting degree?"

So, as I said: You go, girl!

Huge hugs,

Jackie said...

You know that I KNOW you can do this!
I'm cheering you on from here in the South!
Love you much!!

Dee said...

The first step is the hardest and you have done that by signing up...the second is walking through the door the first day...the rest will fall into place. Hugs and best wishes to you and your daughter on your new journey. :)

Lynilu said...

I'm proud of you! A person is never too old to learn, and you'll feel so alive in the learning environment. Enjoy!

How is Miss Katie doing? I'm so glad she's back with you. :)

Unknown said...

now more than evre we will want to keep up!

Tranquility Speaks said...

We also tend to fear the unknown. But it's better to have tried than to have never tried at all. I think you will do just fine!