Thursday, February 26, 2009

Regarding my last post

Thanks for the comments! So, I have called around, and so far, I have not found what I was looking for price wise; however, the day is not over yet! While I was thinking about my situation...I remembered something that a very wise person once told me. They said, "The brick walls are there for a reason. They're not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."

This quote is so true. If you really want something bad enough, you don't let anything get in your way. However, I am sticking to what I said: if I don't get it for the price I want today; then, I will wait patiently for the right timing. Like Joanie said, God may have other plans for my money that I don't know about yet. So, enough with that topic.

I took English 102 during my 12th grade year. That is the worst time to take a college course on top of all of the senior work and activities; however, I really wanted that head start on things. Well, the high school counselor failed to get my paperwork in on time, so, I had to take what I could get, and that happened to be English 102 which meant tons of papers. I knew I could do it if I gave it my best; however, I did not give it my best. I finished the class with a 69. I needed just 1 more point. 

I am an English major, so, it deff. had nothing to do with my ability to write papers or the quality of work I could produce. The teacher was impossible, and I was overloaded. So, when I registered for my fall semester after I graduated, I decided to pay another $300 and take the class over in the classroom this time with a diff. teacher instead of on the Internet. I made an 'A' which is what I have made in all of my Eng. classes so far except for that 1 during my senior year. 

I was  under the impression that if I retook the class and made a satisfactory grade, the old grade would be removed from my transcript and not count toward my GPA; however,this is not the way it worked out. I need a transfer scholarship in order to keep from taking out another loan. For those of you who do not know, you pretty much have to have a 3.8-4.0 to get a transfer scholarship. Without the 'D' showing up on my transcript, I would have a 4.0 . . . which I have worked very hard for.

So, I spoke with a counselor at CACC about what I could do to get it taken off of my transcript. She then told me that CACC offers a forgiveness policy for only one grade on your transcript after considering certain circumstances. She told me to get a copy of my current transcript, and come back, and she would check to see if it can be cleared. That would be great, except for the fact that even if it is cleared by CACC and I transfer with a 4.0, the 4 yr. university that I transfer to has the option of bringing that grade back and averaging it with the grade after I retook it. If this happens, that will make my 'A'  and high 'D' average out to a 'C' which will bring my GPA down.  Please be praying that my hard work will pay off when I speak with an admissions counselor at UAB, Montevallo, and Auburn. These are my transfer options. Hopefully they will acknowledge all of my other grades, and just realize that it was a mistake, and it was punishment enough by having to pay for a class I didn't get credit for! I know God will provide :) Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Selfish or not???

So, I really want an iPhone!!! I do an envelope system for my budgeting. I am very consistent with my budget, and hardly ever go over. I have a retirement fund started which will be a good bit of money when I retire on top of any retirement I may have through a future job. So, I started an envelope for this iPhone last year, and decided that I wasn't getting one until I had at least $100 saved up, and I do finally!

However, now that I have the money, I feel that it is selfish of me. I already have a Blackberry, which is a really nice phone, and it is only 6 months old. Why would I need a new phone??? I know that I don't need it, but I want it. 

I pay my tithes ALWAYS first and foremost, I donate to charities all the time, I am hosting a shoe drive for orphans, and I never spend money I don't have, so I don't know why I am feeling selfish about paying for a phone I have saved up for. I think I am going to leave it with: if I don't get the phone tomorrow for the price I want it for, with ease of just transferring my number, and selling my Blackberry ALL tomorrow...then I am taking that as a sign that I am not supposed to have it! What do you guys think?? Am I being selfish? Be honest...I will like you more for that!  

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What animal would you be

I managed to go ALL last year (including winter) and up until now without getting sick. I deff. contribute that to washing my hands a million times a day. Anyway, now I am sick and it stinks...I mean come one, the end of winter. I woke up this morning at 5:45 feeling horrible, but I had to go work at the B&B, but they decided that they didn't need me, so I came back home and decided to do this blog. I was a little upset knowing that I got up that early for nothing, but then I realized how much better and more alert I feel when I wake up earlier. So, I am posed with the question on countless surveys lately: if you could be any animal, what would it be, and why? There are tons and tons of animals available to pick from so this can be a difficult question. I found myself wanting to put elephant, because this is by far my favorite animal, but then I had to say why. Other than the fact that they are so huge, but so humble or that they're my favorite, there was no other reason. So, I kept thinking. I would want to be a lioness, because she is the hunter for her pride, not the male. She is bold and strong. She also devotes loyalty to her pride. A female lion hardly ever splits from her pride until she dies. A lioness is very family oriented and one of few animals that take care of their young for a great amount of time. They do not push their young away, but encourage them to stay with the pride. She is driven and determined. She has her goals in mind and fights for them daily. Her young never go without. She is a protector and a warrior. She is beautiful. That describes many women today...strong, driven, and beautiful; therefore, I would want to be a lioness. Leave comments and let me know what animal you guys would pick and why!   

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Finally, a post!

OK, so, I have been extremely busy lately, but with good things. I decided that my 09' resolution would not be to lose weight and shape up this year; it would not be to make better grades; it would not be to be a better friend, or daughter, or sister and so on. Although, these are all great things which I need to work on; I decided that my only resolution would be to GIVE MORE in every way! I want to give more of my time to God. I want to be a servant and give more of my time, hard work, and money to certain causes that will all bring him glory. I started last year by deciding to go to Costa Rica on a missions trip once again. I am not stopping there. I will not get in too deep right now, but I will keep you guys updated on how this works out and what God is revealing to me everyday that I wake up and take a breath! First things first, I am doing a shoe drive starting March 1st and ending April 30. My goal is 100 pairs of shoes! These shoes will be shipped all over the U.S. and many foreign countries to orphans who are in dire need of them. I mean could you imagine not having a pair of shoes, having to walk through snow with no shoes, having to walk on hot rocks, glass, pavement, nasty germ infested earth with no shoes. Please spread the word!!!! I am also collecting socks and shoe strings! Everything has to be new, but it doesn't have to be name brand stuff. I have heard that you can even get shoes with the price tag still attached at the thrift store! I personally am committing to buying at least 5 pair of shoes! This is a GREAT cause. You can go check it out HERE! Like I said, I know there are not a lot of people who read my blog, but the people who do can spread the word! Please let me know if you would like to help. I am starting to collect shoes now to get a head start. If someone wants to donate shoes, laces, socks, or money...please contact me (205) 643-2699 at ANYTIME!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ornament Swap!!!!

So, last night was Sue's ornament swap. Can you say amaz-az-ing. Now, I still live with my parents, so, this is one of my favorites during Christmas, because I get these beautiful ornaments for my tree when I finally move out! Here is a picture (it's 4:53 a.m. by the way) of me holding the ornament I picked this year (left). They said it came from Cracker Barrel...since you can't see it that well, it is clear with sparkly red and pink glitter inside (gorgeous). The ornament I got last year is a vintage design (love it long time) with a velvet black ribbon (right). It is actually made out of hot glue (very neat) (side note- the p.j.'s in the background are my NEW Victoria Secret thermal long johns. I LOVE THEM! I was supposed to wait until Christmas Eve to open them, but I told Mom that if I was opening anything earlier than Christmas morning, it was going to be now, so she gave in. Aren't they darling!?) Anyhow, two others have already blogged about this before me, but there are still not words to describe how much fun all of the women of V.R.C have when we get together. I can honestly say, I have grown up in that church, so, I know most of the women fairly well and there has NEVER been a time where I felt I was too young or left out when it comes to the "get-togethers" All of these women are very good role-models and great women after God's own heart! I can't speak highly enough about them!!! I love you guys! You people may be wondering why in the world I am blogging at (now) 5am. This is because after all of the fun and laughter at Sue's, I had a major migraine. So, I was puking when I got home at 10 p.m. and Mom turned the air on in the house, because I was burning up (sorry if everyone is freezing now!) I hate migraines...stinking Adam and Eve! Anyhow, I took 2-Excedrin Migraine and 1-Tylenol Rapid Release and my migraine was gone in an hour (little tip Mrs. works miracles!), but it had a Loritab affect on now I am wide awake but thank God my migraine is gone! Anyways, I guess I am going to work on my "work" website...the deadline is Jan. 1st and with the holidays is crunch time. PEACE & LOVE 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bamboo and Christmas shopping

This, my friends, is the only plant I can keep alive. If you like plants, but you can't keep them alive, I HIGHLY recommend Bamboo!! Like seriously, I have not watered mine in 8 months...The water is almost evaporated, yet the bamboo is still growing. It's so simple, I just walked into a Chinese restaurant and said, "hey, I want to buy some bamboo". This is how it all started. ha ha. Anyhow, I realized tonight that my mom is the hardest person to shop for. She gives me a Christmas list of 5 things that she wants, then gives me a spending limit, and says that if I get anything that is not on the list, she will not like it. Why do people make gift-giving on Christmas so difficult. Hope it is easier for you guys! I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!! I want a new camera, but I didn't ask for it for Christmas so I am pretty sure I am not getting it. All I know is I have a huge present under the tree almost all tall as me and I don't remember asking for anything that big. I hope its new tires...I don't know if you guys have checked the prices on tires lately, but they are expensive and mine are about to blow up... let's hope not. I went bowling last night with Chad and Bo to celebrate the fact that the semester is over and had a great time...thanks guys, yall are great! So, It is 12 something a.m. and I want to get up kind of early to go shopping tomorrow so I better hit the sack. PEACE & LOVE 

Random draft now finished

I have noticed a few things in the past week so, here they much can happen when you don't see someone for a week. Couples end a relationship and they feel like their life as they know it is over. Guys can be much more dramatic than girls quite often, but you won't hear them admit that. I LOVE Michael Buble (unlike Brett)! I only wish I had money to buy every little kid a Christmas present! Babysitting will wear you out. I also wished I had money to buy clothes, purses, and shoes. I want to go see a play! 

Rob Thomas is amazing! Amanda Everhart is great. There is so much to do before Christmas. Can people know they are in love before being able to admit it. Finals are not worth the stress. You should never have o be anything other than yourself for someone to like you. People start drama because they are bored with their lives. People make mistakes and instead of admitting them, they tell a thousand lies to cover it up. Gossip ends in hurt...say to their face. People lose connection, easily. I want to buy Wanted and Dark Knight. Some girls would be way prettier if they only thought they were beautiful themselves. 

There are still gentlemen on the face of the earth who open one door for you and before they can let go of it they are already stretching to open the next one...That impresses me. Yes, I have two hands, but I like to know I am respected and taken care of. I am a giver and I have a hard time being a taker. My grandparents are the greatest. I hate to cancel plans at the last minute. Don't ever set your keys on the couch because it will only result in them falling in between the cushions and you looking for them for like an hour, then being 15 minutes late for meeting someone. Americans eat out way too much...especially me! I love my friends! My mom is hilarious. I love lipstick Jungle and Jack Johnson. I am responsibly irresponsible. I can't wait until Costa Rica next year. Looking forward to Starbucks. I need to end this blog, but I don't feel it is long enough and I could say so much more, and you are way bored if you are still reading it by now. ha ha. O yeah, I love music, so my grandparents got me this little mexican shell's amazing and I love it!