Saturday, April 14, 2012

College, Seitan and Zombies Oh My!

I have been super busy with college, being a mom and all sorts of things the last 8 months. So far I have made all A's and B's in school. Unfortunately, I have gotten turned down for every single scholarship and grant I have applied for. We have been living off of one semester's worth of student loans/Pell grant which was for part time so not the max and we have been using them for my school fees, books, our rent etc. Also using tax returns from the last 3 years that I saved etc.(so, no I did not get that much $ for last semester - in case you are wondering).Still getting screwed over because of a class I took over 14 years ago which because of misinformation that the school had given me (that since I was not a degree seeking student that it would not count - they did not inform me that if I changed into a degree seeking student it would) I did not "officially" withdraw from it and that left me with an F which is haunting me now. So I haven't been able to obtain any more student loans etc. for this current semester and summer semesters are no longer eligible for them (thanks government!!).

Today has been one of those days. I tried making homemade seitan and it turned out like bread. :( So my place got about 15 degrees hotter for nothing.

I also attempted to use this Veet device which is similar to an epilady (remember those?) and now my legs are covered with tiny red dots. So not attractive. Not too mention it did not feel too nice. Also I still need to shave since it did not remove all of the hair.

I did just finish watching a really good zombie movie called Rammbock which I believe is a German movie. If you like zombie movies and do not mind subtitles you should definitely check it out.

I ended up getting Hulu Plus since with my Roku it gives you a free month. Wow, I have to say I think Hulu sucks. I will stick with Amazon Prime. I did decide to pay for a month of Netflix since I am finished with one of my classes and only have a test to take in another (in about 2 weeks). So I actually for once have some free time and then will have close to 2 weeks off before next semester. So I figured it would be worth paying for one month. Will cancel or put on hold when next semester starts though.

Was really hoping to get some sort of grant or scholarship to use for this coming semester. I have no clue how well school will work out with my son being home with me 24/7 since I will not be able to pay for daycare. It has been hard this semester with him only going 15 hours a week. This coming semester will be harder classes (could not for the life of me find any easy ones to take).

I am very happy that I had been stockpiling items for the last few years. It has definitely helped and I have not had to buy too many items for us. Of course that doesn't help with rent, electric, storage, car ins and gas, etc. though. I need to win the lotto. If only!!

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