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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:09am

Plans for the weekend?

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:13pm

Did you have the cold 30 degree weather this morning? All of my floridian friends have been crying lately. Not sure why they don't just go and buy winter coats and throw them in the back of the closet for days like that. lol


LOL, it must bug the crap out of northerners when Floridians cry over 30 degrees. I'm not one of them. Personally I love when it gets cold. I wish I could bottle it and break it out in early August. It's suppossed to be in the mid 60s on Sunday; not quite bikini weather but good for walking on the beach and having a cocktail or three.

This morning it was about 40.  Being a transplant I have several winter coats. I got rid of the heaviest ones, but since we still go back and visit family and friends up north, I need a coat at least a few days each year. I get my kids coats every other year, and try not to spend too much since they outgrow them before they have the chance to wear them out.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:24pm

Plans for the weekend?

Tomorrow is the 3rd (and seriously, how can that be???) anniversary of my dad's passing, and we will be visiting the Marine Museum to honor that.  Not sure about the rest of the weekend.  I was hoping to have my car back today, but apparently that won't be until Monday.

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Nothing.  I haven't even heard about them yet.  

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

Not that I know of.  

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

My boss has suddenly decided that he needs to have records of the firm's income back to 1987.  Our system only has the records back to 2002, and the hard copies of the records floated away when the office flooded before I came here.  I'm not exactly sure which magic wand to use to recreate that.LOL  


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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:59pm

Plans for the weekend?

Yes.  I'm hoping to get some sleep, I have had a crazy week, lol.  Outside of that, there is the usual attendance of multiple sporting events for one of my kids, dinner party, lunch with a girlfriend, lunch with my other son and tackling the dreaded FAFSA.

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Eh, didn't really pay attention.

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

One of my kids is graduating high school and going to college, so a change of life is coming.  Working on convincing hubby to do the Italy trip in 2015 perhaps....

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

Mostly usual stuf, but busy with year end stuff.  I'm waiting for a curve ball, haven't had one in a few months, so I know one is coming.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:01pm

<<Dd turning 16, celebrating that with family and maybe friends. I am sure she will want to go and get her permit then too Surprised>>

My youngest turns 16 shortly, he's excited to get his license and start driving!  

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:03pm

<<Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to? -- The Girl graduates! WAHHH!  And goes off to college! WAHHHH!  I have such mixed emotions about all of that. >>

I know, I know, me too!  I am looking forward to a possible visit this summer....need to start looking at colleges for the younger one!

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:09pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>Be aware that transfer students are ineligible for most scholarships later on. Just something to consider in your planning. </p>

A friend of mine, her kid found out that the hard way.  Many schools that we have looked at have automatic scholarships based on grades and the act or sat, which are for four years but only apply to the first school.  She lost them when she transferred.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:13pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;There is nothing wrong with community college and the more people I talk to the more sense it makes too. I know a few people whose high school seniors are starting that way, they are getting gen ed courses out of the way that way and at a cheaper rate than a big university, Makes a lot of fiscal sense! And one friend's DS is down there in Long Island, I wonder if that's common there.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;I think it is more common if you don't know exactly what you want and don't want to spend 4 years in college and money down the drain. &amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;That is true.  If DD2 choses college she will need the remedial classes found more at the community college level, I see DD1 more university ready but that assumes she is ready for that too, I want her to know what she wants to do and major in by the time she finishes high school and I'm glad she is utlizing as much in help and resources as she can as a high school student. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>We have a gateway program with one of our regional community colleges that has a satellite campus adjoining ours. They're technically enrolled at the junior college, but many of the classes meet on the OSU campus. The students get OSU benefits as well (rec center, health services, etc).  The classes are all guaranteed to transfer credit to OSU, and the advisors work together to ensure that the classes taken at the junior college are appopriate for their intended OSU major. Also, for those that need remedial classes or do not have the grades or ACT score to get into OSU directly, they are guaranteed transfer admiision if they maintain a particular GPA while at the community college. It's a great program.   Some kids use it not for the remedial aspect, but for the lower cost.</p>

My state has a program that allows students who meet certain criteria to attend community or vocational colleges, I think free of charge.  I didn't look into it for the oldest as that wasn't his path, not sure that it's ds2 either but who knows at this point.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:42pm

Did you have the cold 30 degree weather this morning? All of my floridian friends have been crying lately. Not sure why they don't just go and buy winter coats and throw them in the back of the closet for days like that. lol

LOL, it must bug the crap out of northerners when Floridians cry over 30 degrees. I'm not one of them. Personally I love when it gets cold. I wish I could bottle it and break it out in early August. It's suppossed to be in the mid 60s on Sunday; not quite bikini weather but good for walking on the beach and having a cocktail or three.

I have one friend that moved there that loves the cold so you never hear a peep out of her lol. The other ones will complain over 50 and 60 degrees lol. Then they say they don't have winter clothes. Last time I checked, you could buy some online if you can't find them at a store by you. lol.

This morning it was about 40.  Being a transplant I have several winter coats. I got rid of the heaviest ones, but since we still go back and visit family and friends up north, I need a coat at least a few days each year. I get my kids coats every other year, and try not to spend too much since they outgrow them before they have the chance to wear them out.

Yeah I don't see the reason not to have a coat and I agree, not to spend too much on the kids as they won't get much use out of them but they still need something when it does get cold. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:43pm

tackling the dreaded FAFSA.

Just learned about that word last night at a college info night. lol. They didn't go much into it but I know it is something that will eventually need to be learned about. lol.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:44pm

<<Dd turning 16, celebrating that with family and maybe friends. I am sure she will want to go and get her permit then too Surprised>>

My youngest turns 16 shortly, he's excited to get his license and start driving!  

I have until the summer at least lololol

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