Monday, August 9, 2010

No Mouse

So, while I was at work I had my Grandpa check into the mysterious rustling noise. No mouse. No evidence of a mouse. Nothing. A trap has been set just in case.

In other news, I am exhausted. The past two days at work have been very crazy with people stocking up for back to school, and I have done nothing but run non-stop all day long. Today was a lot less busy, but after 2 very busy days and a not-so-great night sleep, I am very tired. However, I got off at 4 today, and I don't go back until Wednesday, so I think I'm going to be ok.

On another note, school starts back a week from tomorrow. I think I'm ready. I've had some time off from summer, and now I'm ready to jump back in. After all, the sooner I get started, the sooner I finish, and the sooner I get to be done with school!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Someone's FB status read....

"Prayer should be a first response, not a last resort."

How profound. Prayer is typically my last resort. Sadly. In the last couple of weeks I have finished up my first semester back at school and started my second. Things were going well until I received a letter that basically said I needed to get my grades up if I wanted to remain in school. Then, today, I learn that I am doing the exact opposite in one of my classes. So bad so that I need to drop the course. I am dropping the course first thing tomorrow morning, and will hopefully pick up the exact same class for later in the summer. I am going to use my failure this time around as my advantage for the second time around. That's really my only choice. I can't let this beat me down and I can't let this discourage me from continuing my long-time-waiting degree, which, of course, is exactly how I reacted this morning. BUT I have since wised-up and will be turning my frown upside down and making lemonade with my lemons.

You know, usually when things stop going our way, we tend to blame Satan. We say that we must be doing the right thing because Satan is attacking and trying to beat us down. I don't think that's what is going on in my case. I think I just thought I could ride God's coattail and life would be ok, but, as I have blogged about before, I have to meet God halfway. I have to put forth the effort to get my degree- As and Bs will not be handed to me on a silver platter, and I can't continue pretending that they will be. I have to rearrange my priorities and get down to business if I want to succeed in this adventure known as college. Maybe somewhere there is a test. I don't know. What I do know is that there is a lesson to be learned here, and as a wise friend once told me "lesson repeated until lesson learned."

Back to my original topic: Pray Stupid

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Own Nothingness

Summer classes have begun and things are going well. I bought one of the books I needed for my History class, and $60.40 later, I left with a book thinner than every Harry Potter book I own. So, I'm going to read for the discussion on it tomorrow, and return it to the bookstore immediately after class having found it for half the price on Amazon. So, I bought both of the books I needed, one that would have been much more expensive than the skinny one, but was unavailable at the bookstore, for less than I bought the one, lone skinny one. Quite the bargain shopper, if I do say so myself!!

Aerobics, on the other hand, is quite the butt-kicker. I can't bargain shop my way into shape. I had my first aerobics class tonight, and by aerobics I mean a little bit of everything- kickboxing, step, weightlifting, etc. We did step tonight, and oh my, I think I am going to get my student loan's worth! Very exciting. I greatly enjoy exercising, and now I'm getting college credit for it!

The purchase of my Great Dane is on hold. The dog I was expecting to have a litter in December, ended up having a litter last month, and I am far from ready for a Great Dane, both living conditions and financial reasons. In addition, I am able to find lots of apartments that allow dogs, but they all have to be under 30 lbs, so that is somewhat discouraging. However, I know when the time is right, I will find the right apartment. If my sister would move to Augusta, that might be a little easier......

This weekend I will be traveling to KY with my lovely siblings. We are going up there so that my sister can attend the HS Graduation she would have been a part of had we not moved. Both Stevie and Luke are anxious and excited to see old friends and catch up. I, on the other hand, have a hair appointment, to fix my $10 haircut, and get my way overdue oil change for my car.

I'm also looking for a new job. I would love to have an office job, or something that has more to do with my major. The problem is, I need something that pays a little more than I make now, will work around my school schedule, and give me the hours I need to live. I've got a few things in my mind that I want to look into, but for now, I'm going to keep those to myself while they mull around in my head.

So yeah, a whole lotta nothing goin' on..............

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Don't you LOVE a day off?!?!

I'm off today. No class. No work. Nothing.

Not True!

I need to fill out my 2010-2011 FAFSA. I need to go to the bank. I need to make phone calls for places to live. I need to go see said places to live. I need to go buy an Iwanta. I need to do my Wii Fit. I have a lot of things I NEED to do.

But it's my day off........

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

One Down, Too Many To Go

Well, next week wraps up my first semester back at school. Aside from the fact that I think I failed the science class (hoping for a D to keep the credit!), I think I did really well for the first semester back, after a too-many-years hiatus. This summer I am taking the next Spanish course, History, Aerobics, and Camping/Hiking. Yes, I said camping/hiking. Because I'm such a camper. And a hiker. Yeah.....

In other news, I am currently looking for a place to live.....with my sister. I've looked on the internet, but the problem is that while the pictures look nice, the reality is so much different!!! So, for the next couple of weeks, I am going to be looking at places and weeding out the good, the bad, and the ugly. Wish me luck!!

On another note, work is going ok, I suppose. At first, I didn't like this Kroger, but I had to figure out if it was because I truly didn't like it, or if it was just different from the one I was used to. I think it was probably a little of both. However, I have since had a heart-to-heart with my front-end manager, and gotten to know a lot of my cashiers. I think it is going to be ok. I know I'm not very well received by some of my peers, mainly because I am this new girl, who has come in from another store, and I get to do all of these things that, to my understanding, most of them haven't been doing for very long. Regardless, I have decided that I am above all of that. I am going to just do my job and not worry about their snide looks and comments. They can bury themselves- I'm staying above ground!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Why shouldn't I have a dog???

I am getting ready to purchase a Great Dane, something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and I feel as though everyone around me thinks it's a bad idea. Why is that? I think I am plenty old enough to be responsible for a dog. I am pretty sure I am finally at a time in my life when I can support a dog. If the last semester is any indication, I think I have the time for a dog. What's the problem? Here is my point of view....

It seems to me that people probably think at least one of these things: I don't have time. I'm not ready for a dog financially. I don't really like dogs and would not want it for very long. Great Danes, being a larger breed, need a lot of space, time, and exercise.

None of those are true. I do have time. I spend a lot of my time at home, either watching tv, reading, on the internet, homework, etc. Those are all things I can do with my GD. They LOVE being lazy. Everything I have ever read about GDs is that they like to lounge, they don't need a lot of exercise, they are laid back creatures. How does that not fit into my life?!? I make fairly decent money for a poor college student, maybe not for an intelligent 25 year old, but for a college student, yes. Ok, so I may not be a small, yippy dog lover, but I am a large dog lover. I want a dog I can cuddle on the couch with, or take for a stroll in the park, or just sit and pet whilst doing absolutely nothing! Great Danes are perfect for all of that! Look it up, I did! So, before you judge me, and my decision on not only getting a dog, but on getting a Great Dane, think about what my life is, and look up what a Great Dane is like, and see if the two don't coincide. I've done my homework, thanks.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting Acclimated!!

It takes me a VERY long time to get acclimated whenever I move to a new place and build myself a brand new life. Meeting new people has never been something I did with great ease, and even though I have gotten A LOT better than i used to be, I'm still not great at it. Tonight was my first night at my new store. The people seem to be very nice. One girl did walk up to me and tell me what to do with a sort of arrogance about her, and that said to me that she was trying to put me in my place and make sure I knew where I was on the totem pole, but I am not that easily deterred. In observing several of the "supervisory" employees, including this girl, I determined that most of my front end manager's team is crap. They don't help customers efficiently, they don't answer phones efficiently, and they don't get work done efficiently. I am to be one of these people, and I WILL show them up.

On a better note, I went to church this morning. Well, yesterday morning. It's past midnight here. I went to a church my family and me attended many years ago when we lived in Augusta and I saw people I knew from way back when. Lots of things have changed. I only attended SS and then I left to come home because I was stressing about having to be at work this afternoon, and not sure what I was supposed to wear. So, naturally, I had to miss church. I think I might visit there one more time just to give it a fair shot. I liked the SS teachers, and their daughter (and behold! there was the entire class, including myself!!) so I may go back because according to them, they have a few others who attend the class. However, as an initial observation, this church doesn't seem to have what I'm looking for. That would have been too easy!

Finally, I'm getting my room adjusted to how I like it. My closet is in order, my drawers are, for the most part, organized, and my furniture is arranged nicely. I just need to get the rest of my junk where it belongs, you know, after I figure out where it belongs. That's my project for tomorrow. I don't have to work, and I don't have that blasted science class until 5:30, so organizing and cleaning my room is a good project for a nice, potentially rainy day. Good times!!!!