Thursday, November 6, 2014

School and stuff

Going back to school at my age is difficult. Finding the money to pay for it is even harder. I finally discovered why I never heard back about my student loans. It turns out you have to submit the form in person. So today I hobbled over to the school paid my $2.00 to park, parked the car and hiked my way to the financial aid office. Luckily there was only 2 people in front of me in line. I turned in my paperwork and should hear back in about 3 weeks. I have no clue why it takes so long to process the paperwork but it does. If I am approved I will get half the money now and the other half next semester. Hopefully I am approved otherwise I have to figure something else out. After I was done I had to hike back to the car and by the time I got back my leg and foot were throbbing. Since I was taking Todd for a driving lesson I have him the keys and made him drive me to coffee bean and tea leaf so I could spoil myself with a nice blended coffee. I only drank half of it and then put it in the freezer so I can have the rest tomorrow. I know when I go there, which is a rare treat for me, I always get a large one because I can get 2 days of coffee out of it. Plus I like their blended drinks better than other places because you cannot taste the coffee.

I have been teaching Todd how to drive. Today he scared me by trying to run over tumbleweeds that flew in front of the car. Even though they were very big he claims that he did not see them. He does not look over his shoulder when changing lanes even though he has been lectured about this every time we drive. He feels that he can see everything through the rear view mirror, which he forgets to look in when changing lanes. He gets really nervous and will start to freak out and has gone into the lanes of the oncoming traffic a few times now. I think it is time for him to look into professional drivers training because obviously he is not remembering what we are teaching him. He is no where near ready to drive faster than 35 mph and sometimes I think he shouldn't be driving at all. This is the same kid who for years swore that he knew how to drive because he saw people do it. Yeah it is a completely different thing when you Are actually behind the wheel!

Tomorrow I need to call the specialist about my foot. I was hoping that it was getting better but after walking at school today I now realize that it is not better yet. I am hoping that they can place me on disability while we figure out what is wrong but the problem could be that I have not worked in over a year so I am not sure if I will be approved for that. We just need to get whatever the problem is taken care of. I get so annoyed when just going to the grocery store is an issue because I can only make it around a part of the store before my foot hurts.

I have been crocheting a lot lately. It helps me relax at night after doing homework all day. I found that the yarn at hobby lobby is relatively cheap and seems to be pretty good quality yarn. I have been working on a blanket for a while now and hope to finish it soon.i have also been attempting to make some scarfs. It seems to be a very relaxing hobby for me.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


I just saw something odd on Facebook. There is a guy who is going back to school but is asking people for donations to fund him. Is that tacky? I just don't know how to feel about that.

So I have been back in school for a year now. This semester I am only taking 3 classes, however it is 9 units which is considered part time. I seem to always be busy with schoolwork and never seem to be able to catch up on all the reading and homework. I am still waiting to find out if I am approved for a federal student loan. I need to call the financial aid office tomorrow because it had been over 2 weeks since I submitted my application. I really hope I am approved. If not then I really need to find some kind of a job but with all the foot issues I keep having Jeremy is very adamant about me not working right now and just concentrating on school and getting my foot taken care of. Of course since I do not have health insurance right now I cannot afford to have an MRI done on my foot. I also need to go to the school and take the math and English placement test so I can start getting all of my general education courses done. I really want to continue with school and become a teacher but I am worried that it is going to take me longer than I planned on.

I really should update my blog more. I have a lot of pictures to share. The twin nephews where here a few weeks ago so I got a few cute pictures of them at the beach. I cannot believe that they are going to be 9 years old in December. Since I don't get to see them much I still think of them as little babies. Maybe this weekend I can finally take a break from schoolwork and do a post with pictures. We went to big bear in may and I took over 300 pictures. Some were good and some not so good but that is the fun of a digital camera, you can delete the pictures that are really bad!

Well that's all from me for now. I must get to bed so I can get up early and try and read an entire history chapter tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Lets see if I can blog more this year. I need to learn how to do it from my phone so I can post some of the pictures I take with it.
We had an exciting evening of bowling with the kids tonight. We went to the family bowling party and were home by 9. Yep we are that exciting! Jeremy has to work in the morning so it worked out nicely. I somehow have managed to stay up past midnight even though I am exhausted. Tomorrow or day actually I believe that I will be taking down the Christmas tree, which is very dead thanks to all the hot weather we have had, and hopefully get some things cleaned up.
School starts up again on Monday so I have a few more days of winter break. Once school starts I really need to find a job. I have put in tons of applications but nobody wants to hire me. It's actually very frustrating.