I finished the first chapter of Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML, and feel pretty good about the progress. A lot of what was covered I already had a handle on it, but the style of the book helped reinforce what I knew and going through the exercises definitely reinforced my knowledge.
My "Starbuzz Coffee" pages are looking good (You'll only understand if you have read the book)
I received a good tip from one of my Linkedin connections for a new GUI Admin Tool for MySQL. You can find it here: http://www.mysql.com/products/tools/administrator/ (thanks Marko)
I think the new course is the right one, and with determination and a little luck I will be moving forward with my career and job search.