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MSC - day 3 - Decision Day

Friday, May 04, 2012

May 1st is National Decision Day. That is the deadline day for college-bound seniors. All federal and state applications should be in, and results back. Colleges should have notified you of the financial aid possible. Of course this year, I'm trying to catch up on everything.

I got emails from FAFSA and Penn State, both which I cannot open. I can access the federal website with the password previously set up, but when I click on the box to open, my computer under both Chrome and Internet Explorer must be putting up a block, so I wasted a lot of time on Wednesday trying unsuccessful to break in.

Then I gave the Penn State eLion website another try. After trying a few different passwords, I opted to change it. Because DD isn't a student there yet, they said we had to come in person. I took my laptop down there & spoke with a woman who was partially helpful. But the IT tech person couldn't do anything because I was the parent, not the student. After picking up my DD from school, I took her and my GD back down, and spent 45 minutes with another woman and the tech person. They finally determined that they couldn't do anything to get us onto the system. They did show us the prelim numbers on their screen, though.

This seems to be par for me. Investing a lot of time, and not getting anywhere. My body is exhausted. I have been playing catch-up the last couple days on paperwork. Mail is done, most newspapers read, transferred pictures from flashdrives. Still have medical bills and checkbook balancing to do. In the back of my mind, I know that I have limited time until I watch my GKs again, and I want to get so much done. I have to focus on what I am getting done, instead of what is yet to do.
And smile the whole time. emoticon

So, no decision made on National Decision Day. For college, that is. I was mad, frustrated, and ready to give up. Then I decided:
** to turn up my music in the car until I can't hear myself think.
** to continue to do what I am supposed to do (be the good mom in control. Or at least pretend to be.)
** not to overeat, to make myself feel good.
** to be nice to people, even if they aren't nice to me.

*** and most importantly, I decided not to run away. It wouldn't solve anything, anyway. I'm too needed.

So, after hibernating a few days, I am back to My Smurfy Challenge. Thursday, I did the Spring into Shape, as well as the 28-Day Bootcamp videos. Then I did the 14-minute, Bollywood video that was in the Spark mail. And finished with gardening and a walk to CVS for diapers.

Water is a funny thing. I know it is important, and last week I made the 8 glass for three days in a row. But then I had my weigh-in, and I gained 3 pounds. I'm convinced it's water weight. Tell me again why I want to do this?? LOL.

So, this is me going down to Penn State with my computer (not running away).

Spring into Shape - week 1, day 3

And here's a Family Circus cartoon you might enjoy (if you didn't see it last week):
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    So irritating about the college info. I would have been pulling out my hair. You did great!
    2844 days ago
    I love your attitude. It is the attitude of success. Great job.
    2846 days ago
    Chin up, shoulders back, close your eyes face the sun and say a simple prayer of thanks.

    Give it to God, even in the midst of humming along to the blasting music, and know that you will get everything done that you're supposed to get done, and the rest will wait for the next day. You've got plenty on your plate, so don't stress yourself out too much by wasting another minute keeping score. One foot in front of the other, and you'll get there. My prayers for you continue.

    2848 days ago
    Thanks for not running away! We would miss you!! I know you're under a lot of stress. Take some moments for yourself. Things should calm down. After the kids are grown and all on their own. LOL Take care!
    2848 days ago
    So, didn't she have to let one of them know and you pay a deposit today? It is frustrating dealing with those issues---sorry it happened as you really did not need the added stress in your life.
    2848 days ago
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    emoticon . Hang in there..it has to get better soon. I have wondered if they sometimes make things that are suppose to "help" overly complicated to weed out the faint off heart! I am sorry it is so hard but know you will keep trying and will land on your feet! emoticon
    2848 days ago
    Have you ever noticed that the systems we create to be more efficient seem to make life harder and more frustrating? I'm sorry you're dealing with so many things and hope it all comes together for you soon!
    2848 days ago
    2848 days ago
    It is SO frustrating to be tangled up in a system that is not working like it should! I'm sure things will work out in the end, but you must be tearing your hair out right now. I'm so proud of you for not running away. There are many times that I'd like to run away, but the same thing keeps me here - I'm too needed, just like you said. SO...
    1) emoticon on all the exercise!
    2) Drink your emoticon .
    3) Keep being emoticon and
    4) Go ahead and emoticon , but only when you're in your emoticon with the windows rolled up!
    2849 days ago
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