Like several other bloggers, I took up Jenny's offer to write about what I did today - after reading Jenny's disclaimer that I can reveal as much or as little as I like. ;-)
Just to fill you all in, this month I'm doing the Public Health part of my nutrition training program - which is, praise the Lord, the final part and will be over in two weeks. I passed my exam already. I think the knowledge I gained during my studies, while not strictly necessary, will be beneficial for taking care of my family, and perhaps I can do some counseling from home - as time allows.
This part of my studies is much less stressful than working in a hospital, and I enjoy it more, but it means that this month, my husband and I spend a lot of time away from home. And I must tell you this adds a stress. I crave the peace and quiet of being my own boss; I long for sweet lovely days filled with caring for, and improving our home. I'm so happy that in only two weeks, this race will be over - and I'm even more thrilled that my husband doesn't expect me to be the one who provides for our family.
Around here, working as a nutritionist almost always means you won't have a full-time job. Most nutritionists work part-time, and one might think that's a nice option for women, especially those with small children. However more often than not it means that they will juggle two or three jobs and lead extremely stressful lives. Again, I must say how thankful I am that my husband doesn't want any of that. One month of hopping here and there is tolerable (barely), but years and years of running around without ever being able to catch up on anything? *Shudder*
Anyway... today I had a relatively simple day. I woke a little after eight (leaving a sleepy husband in bed). We slept at my in-laws' last night, so before going out I picked up the sandwiches my mother-in-law kindly made for me and drank a cup of tea. From 9:30 until 14:30, we had studies, and later I had a doctor's appointment. After that I went to my mother's and spent some time with Grandma, and just rested and relaxed.
Soon I will sign off and we'll finally go home. There will be no studies tomorrow, so I will have a long weekend ahead of me, and two days entirely free to catch up on housework and laundry, and maybe I will even be able to do some cooking and baking for Shabbat in advance, instead of doing it all on Friday in a mad race against the setting sun.
I wish you all a lovely day and weekend and remain your friend,
Mrs. Anna T