Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I've come back full circle. Unfortunately not in the ways that I would ever like. I can't say that I wound up back to my high school weight, or got my bank account back to millionaire status. This is a bad square one. This is a frustrating and unfortunate square one.
As you may know, I went back to college in the fall after 11 years out, studying a double major of Chemical Dependency Counseling with Mental Health Assisting. Ultimately, the goal is to work in intake at a facility, or be an advocate for children or families of addicts. When I registered in the fall, the advisor that set me up told me that since I've been out of school for 11 years, that I should just go part time to start off with, so that I don't get overwhelmed. Little did I know, that would be something that would completely bite me in the ass at this point in my college career now.
I was told that I'm on acedemic probation. I had a 4.0 last semester and a 3.33 this semester. Because I took classes in 2000, 2001, I'm "maxing out" on the number of credits that I can receive financial aid for without having a degree yet. No one told me this would happen, so I never received my financial aid for this semester, or my two student loans for this semester that are used to cover my childcare costs while I go to school and have my hours lessened at work because of it. Even with an appeal to the dean, she cannot issue the waiver to get aid to me because of federal regulations. Federal regulations say that in order to be granted the waiver for aid, you have to either be able to finish up a certificate program in the existing semester or finish up a degree in one additional semester. Even with changing my major, I can do neither.
So I'm back at square one. Out of luck and out of money. Going to attempt to call the offices of federal financial aid today and see if I can't find a loophole. You would think that as a single mom of 2, they would want me in school? I spent 2 hours in the dean's office yesterday, simply crying my eyes out trying to find some sort of a solution, but one could not be found. Its discouraging when you're trying to do the right thing for your family, get ahead, make a better future for your kids and show them that things can be achieved even down the road...
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I'm a big fan of getting and giving personalized gifts to people, it shows so much more thought and effort to the person who is receiving it. For example, most recently, I made up a photo book from Shutterfly for my best friend who is about to get married, I filled it with pictures of her, her fiance and their son. When she opened it, she cried. I kid you not. Its gifts like those that show you care.
With Mother's Day coming, I want to get something super nice for my own mother and I'll be turning to Shutterfly again for this. My mom is a big tea drinker, all morning long, so I'm looking at the photo mugs for her. I know how much she would love a mug with a picture of my kids on it! Though aside from the photo mugs, there are so many other photo gifts to choose from.
My dad takes his iPhone EVERYWHERE, and a picture of the kids are his background on it. I'm sure he would love a personalized iPhone case from Shutterfly, maybe a picture from my parents most recent vacation to St. Thomas?
For me though? I'd choose to receive one of the super cool desk organizers that they carry. Maybe it would help me keep up on my organizational skills that I'm completely lacking??
Be sure to follow Shutterfly on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! You never know what they're gonna post!!
Not many people realize that deep down, I'm a country music fan! I seem a bit more indie-rock these days, but I'll never forget my roots of loving country! Rascal Flatts is one of those bands that I've loved for years and will continue to love with every album they release! They just keep getting better! Their new radio song, Banjo, from the album "Changed," always gets stuck in my head after hearing it!!
Let alone the new song out on the radio, "Banjo", is great, the rest of the album is awesome as well, and nothing I love more than seeing these 3 handsome guys in my car everyday! My other favorites from the album are "Lovin' Me" and "Friday Can't Come Fast Enough."
You can also enter to win a fly-away trip and tickets to see the band! Click through HERE to get to the entry form!! It includes airfare, hotel, concert tickets and meet & greet passes!!
Thanks to One 2 One Network I received a copy of Rascal Flatts "Changed" for review. This doesn't change my opinions, I love Rascal Flatts regardless!!
You can order your sex toys from anywhere, but EdenFantasys is, in my opinion, definitely one of the best. The newest promotion that I'm excited about? The EdenFantasys and Evolved Toys pairing, where they're going to celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd in their own special way. For every Evolved Novelties purchase between now and April 23rd, one tree is going to be donated to plantabillion.org! Forest of Eden, here we come!! Evolved Novelties products are great too, so you're getting a great product from Evolved, through an awesome company like EdenFantasys, and doing a good thing for the environment through plantabillion.org!! You'll also save 25% on your purchase too!!
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I love shopping at EdenFantasys, they have all the products I could ever THINK about wanting, super quick shipping (I've never waited more than 5 days to receive an order) and awesome promotions. I ALWAYS get at least 1 freebie when I order, which lets me know they really appreciate my business! I love the toy and body wipes, and adding them to my shopping cart for FREE is always a treat to me!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Monday, April 9, 2012
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