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.