I'm really not sure why my internet is even working! Though I'm not going to knock it at this point, just accepting it as a blessing in my life when everything else has not been going too well.
Going to school was getting to be a struggle. There was this whole mess with do we get the Pell Grants, do we not? And I ended up not getting very much of a stipend. The stipend is not the end all be all of going to school (there are much more lucrative ways of getting money I do believe) it just helps when you live on a fixed income already to have to gas to get back and forth to school and to buy the extra school supplies needed and such.
So, Christmas was scan this past year. I did my very best and I think I pleased a few people. I didn't get much, but I did appreciate the stuff I got. My Granny got me the candle again (Hehe) and I got to put in an order for knitted boots which ended up being too big, but in order to have them wide enough I had to have them too long. My boyfriend gave me a microwave which I'm super excited to have. His mom got me a bunch of yarn from the Dollar Tree, so I've been knitting a lot again. Oh and my boyfriend's brother and his family surprised me with a bath soap set! I feel bad I didn't get them anything... but this year will be a homemade year for me so I'm hoping to do better.
Then in January a not so fun thing happened. My car broke down. In front of my boyfriend's house. I was stuck. Pretty much my boyfriend could only drive me home and pick me up each day because doing anything nice for me beyond that (like taking me to and from school) would have resulted in his mom acting up. The way my school is I had the time to take off from school anyhow with it screwing me over. Supposedly. We are allowed to take 2.5 days of in each class per term. I was out of commission for 2 weeks. My school was harassing me that whole time, even though I let them know what was going on each day I couldn't make it. I called, emailed, texted... let a friend pass on information for me and let me tell you it wasn't enough! Then when I'd try to return calls the department chair would disappear on me.
Ugg, so I was already stressed, and then I got my stipend and went to get the car fixed with it. I figured I could get the car fixed, and pay my car insurance, and then buy a cheap ol futon to use as a couch in my livingroom (it's hurting my back to sit on the floor to watch movies) My boyfriend's brother said he would fix it for 100 dollars and the price of parts which would have saved me a TON of money aparrently. Well, my boyfriend's mom was throwing a fit about the car being out front (though it is a public street and so it should be 'Whatever') but she pushed and my boyfriend and I to just take it to a place. I had to pay 80 dollars to get it down the block! and then the place took 3 days to run a diagnostic test on my car and charged 300 dollars for the diagnostic test! All in all I spent all 1,200 dollars of my stipend on fixing my car and all that was wrong with it was the ignition coil. My boyfriend's brother was laughing so hard that I spent that much. I was crying. Bawling like a baby over it. I shouldn't have let her bully me into going to that place. Once it was there I was stuck with getting it fixed there are having to pay MORE money to get it towed across town to my house!
So, I'm back here in the hopes that I'll be able to earn enough money to get a cheapo futon for my livingroom. I could really use it and I know it will take me forever to do so, but I'm going to try my best.