Wednesday W's

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wednesday W's
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Wed, 11-07-2012 - 8:59am

Woohoo!

Whines:

Worries:

Whatever:

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 5:43pm

Woohoo! Hapy with how the election turned out!  Happy that DH is not going to NY for 2 business trips- eventually but nothhtis month as planned

Whines: DH and I are still have not settled our disagreement and Z and I are not going with him to TX

Worries: Buffy has severe seperation anxiety and is being destructive when we leave her alone- she's figured out the door handles to get in to rooms we don't want her in and has ruined 2 doors in the process AND a crate is not an option since she has confinement anxiety also-I'm lining up sitters to watch her while I shuttle Z around and wait -easy gig for them- but costly for me

Whatever: school and housework

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Registered: 06-29-2001
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 5:28pm

WooHoo: Kayleigh's guidance counselor got her fee waivers for her applications

Whine:  The ride home was snowy and made me not go to the liquor store for some wine

Worry: $$$

Whatever: Maybe we'll have a two hour delay tomorrow.

                              Mindy

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 5:21pm
I was just so behind on saving for college, there was just enough to get through normal expenses when it was just her and I, and DH and I didn't exactly plan on having 2 more so close together and daycare costs. Its definitely going to be a stretch next year. My grandmother has been putting some away for Jordyn, its not a ton, but it helps, and my parents have starting putting money away each month also for her, again, not a ton, but it'll help. And I know she's not going to be thrilled that I feel like I need to sit her down and tell her that even if she saves up enough by March, she still won't be able to go to NYC again. I think she needs to have that, and the majority of the money she saves from working this summer put away for spending money at college. She can't work the first 2 years, and I can't help with tuition and afford to give her spending money also no matter what, so she's going to have to figure that out herself. I am really starting to look back and feel like I didn't prepare her as much as I would have liked no in the area of saving money. I keep hearing DH's voice echoing in my head saying, I told you so...
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Registered: 11-03-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 4:42pm

This year is paid for.  MIL and FIL saved enough so that the tuition that's not covered by scholarships and loans is taken care of.  That's $900/month. 

Not sure about next year.  If we refi the house- get rid of the loan on the Focus, and I (maybe) get this job with the city- I think we could swing it without us going into debt. The other option dh said is that we've got 3 different accounts that were set up for school/ retirement.  The amount in one of them would take care of the tution overage- probably for the rest of her college career.   I kind of don't want to touch that and leave it for retirement. 

I hope Jordyn can figure it out.  The inlaws are SO pushing us to move.  Esp with Becca almost being done with HS.  Dh said he wants to go nowhere until the girls are settled in one place. 

And there are times I kind of wish Kristen had at least tried dating before she went off to college.  Scary thing is- I dated a total of 3 guys in college- and #3 was the one I married.............

Cheryl

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 12:52pm
College really is on all of our minds isn't it Cheryl! sigh. I hear you on it all, is it horrible for me to say that my kid is 17 and never had a boyfriend, and only been on one date and I wish it would happen before she leaves for college. And I am just so worried about the finances, she has her heart set on this school, and it definitely helps that she's for sure getting 2 scholarships, one athletic and one academic, but its still sooo much money. And all colleges she is looking at will be the same wtih the exception of one, and that's the one living with my brother. DH told me last night she should probably start looking in TX, but she has never liked it here, and even if she stayed here, we are seriously talking of moving back to Michigan within the next 2-3 years, so she'd definitely not want to stay if we aren't here, and there are just a whole host of problems with that whole scenario. Ugh, sorry, there are so many things on my mind right now...
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Registered: 11-03-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:54am

I'll talk to you Tracy :) 

Whohoo- Don't know if it's a whohoo or a whine- the kid will be back in a week :)

Worries- $$

Whines- Why do I have to jump through hoops to apply for a job in the city?  Sheesh

Whatever- "The kid" has a "crush" that talked to her for an hour on Sunday.  And then she wonders if he likes her.  Then there's this other guy who posts all over her facebook wall- she says he's a "friend" but I don't know.  All I want her to do is keep the GPA where it is so that there's not real heartbreak if she has to leave this school............

Cheryl

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:20am

Woohoo!  I won the cutest little dress for Madison on ebay today.

Worries:  $$ and the holidays, oh ya, and more senior expenses

Whines:  I miss the boards and everyone around Cry

Whatever:  Blah, I'm in a mood

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