Monday, January 30, 2012

Musings of my Mind

Posted by Melinda C at 10:15 AM 2 comments
While I haven't been writing much on here lately, there has been a lot that has been on my mind.  I just haven't had time to get on here and actually write a post.  Now that I'm sitting here in a study room in my school's library, pumping, I have nothing better to do than sit on the computer.  I could either play facebook games or write a post!

Since I enter in a lot of giveaways, I end up signing up for a lot of email alerts from other bloggers.  I get around 200 emails a day; I know, it's nuts.  (Which is also another reason why I don't post more than a few days a week..I really don't want you guys to feel overwhelmed by these posts!)  Anyway, every now and then I will open these emails and I will see a post that I think is very interesting and I will read it.  The first half of the post is about something personal to the blogger....I think, "Great!  This blogger actually remembers what blogging is really about and is going to post a personal blog."  Then I get down to the last paragraph and they mention something about some company and how it completely changed their life around.  Obviously, they wrote this post because they were paid to do so.

For example, I was reading a very popular blog who wrote a post about how she was divorced and had major money problems and was forced to live in her parent's basement at her age of 30-40, whatever it was.  I thought it was a great personal post about how she wanted to share her mishaps with the world....then the last paragraph was like a bomb hitting.  There was no real resolution to her problem, she didn't mention what she learned from her past...she just said something about this product and that was it.  Really?  That's your great story?  It would be like me saying, "My freshman year of college I failed one of my classes because I worked until 3 am the night before the final and ended up sleeping through my final...after almost getting kicked out of college because of a low GPA, I realized I had to work harder.  This book, "Title here", helped me figure out that I was being an idiot."  If I were to read that post as a reader, I'd be pissed.  I want to know how you're doing now...what did you do to get yourself out of the rut?  How did your struggle teach you to do  better?

Am I the only one who is annoyed by the fact that all bloggers these days are just writing blogs for the sole purpose of getting paid?  I mean, yeah I would love to get paid for writing a blog but that doesn't mean that those would be the only things I posted.  Maybe it's just me...but I really hope not.

Anyway, on a happier note, thanks to Nagisa's suggestion, I will post the giveaway to the Baltic Amber teething necklace sometime this week..when time permits (hopefully Tuesdays sometime!)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Busy as a Bee

Posted by Melinda C at 4:53 PM 1 comments
I haven't posted in forever!  I feel like I've been neglecting my blog.
Never again will I register late for school!  There has been a hold on my account since last semester because my father still does my taxes for me.   I know it's sad but since they still list me as an independent so that I get good health benefits and help from the government it's better than way.  Anyway, my dad listed that I made $46,000 dollars on my FAFSA.  I work at Panera, I make close to minimum wage.  I made a total of around $7,000 last year!  So, unfortunately, I did not get all of the financial aid I was anticipating.  Thankfully, I have an extremely generous Grandfather who thinks that a college education is extremely important and he helped me out!
Anyway, I didn't think missing a single week of school would be detrimental.  It was the first week, I figured it'd just be a bunch of introductory stuff and syllabuses being handled out.  I was WRONG.  I have been so busy this past week just catching up on random crap.  I've had to read over 160 pages in a single book (in a single night), read 5 chapters in my calculus book and take the corresponding homework quizzes, study for a quiz that was already given in the first week, take another quiz in the same class for week 2, write a paper, and read all of this drama.  Now this may not sound like much but it is time consuming when you have to be in school all day, take care of a baby, work, and then do homework!  Also, I have never taken drama in my life.  It is a lot harder to understand than regular literature.  It's really not my cup of tea but I figured I'd give it a try.

So now I'm going to try and blog a little more.  By a little more, I mean once or twice a week.  I know I'll be doing a giveaway soon!  I have another baltic amber teething necklace to give away but I figured it'd be better to wait instead of having two teething necklace givaways in a row!  The next giveaway should be for wool dryer balls.  Let me know which one you guys want first!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

And this puts the cherry on top of my already awesome New Year!

Posted by Melinda C at 1:23 PM 3 comments
Our car is, for lack of a better word, broken.  I mean, it drives, sure.  But is it safe to drive? Probably not.  Every time you press on the brakes, there is an eye piercing screech.  On top of that, it also grinds so loudly that you clench your jaws and close your eyes just praying that you'll brake soon enough to stop before you hit the car in front of you.  Yeah, it's that bad.

I don't drive, ever.  I don't even have my license right now (that's a long, sad story of how I get caught for every stupid thing).  So it's all on Anthony to notice when things on the car are not so hot.  I blame this on him and his idea that yellow means "Stop" and insists on slamming on the brakes as soon as the light turns yellow.

So now we have to pay to get this fixed and I'm really worried that it's going to be something more than just the brakes.  It certainly sounds serious.  On top of that, we have TWO months rent to pay right now.  TWO.  All because my lovely husband can never seem to get the money that's needed into my checking account.  Why don't we have a joint account, you ask?  Well..that's a good though..again, direct your questions to him.

I really hope someone has a significant other in their lives who is a daft as mine is.  He gives me a perpetual headache.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Great Start to a New Year....yeah right.

Posted by Melinda C at 1:06 PM 0 comments
Lately, the hubby has been complaining about the amount of time I've been spending on the computer.  So I've been trying really hard to not get on as much when he's home.  Which means I hardly ever post because I don't have time to get on the computer when I'm home alone with the baby either!  So I'm going to work on posting more often while the baby is sleeping! (He's napping now!)

This New Year's Eve, we decided to just stay at home and spend time with each other.  We were, of course, each other's New Years kiss at midnight and gave Leo a kiss later when he woke up to eat. Overall, it was a good night--nothing special but who says that spending time with the people you love the most isn't?

But then I woke up at 5 AM for work only to find myself running to the bathroom to put my face in the toilet.  Wonderful way to wake up to the New Year!!  Anyway, I wish I had been able to call into work but I don't have that luxury at my job.  I had to go in to open the store but luckily got off only a few hours later and was able to go home and sleep.  What really made me mad was that people kept assuming that I was either hungover or pregnant.  Of which I was (or am) least I hope not!

Now that I am better after having a loving mother and sister come to take care of me and the baby for the time while Anthony was at work and then Anthony taking over when he came home, I plan to start this new year right.  I will have another giveaway soon, I hope.  Since I have to sort of fund my own until I get more followers, what types of items would people like to see?
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