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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?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 3:44pm

That doesn't happen to much with my kids, but then again they are at the age where many of them drive and have cars.  I think all of my older sons friends all drive and have routine access if not sole access to a car.  Car pools were very big when they were younger with school and sports.

Car pools are big here too with no after school sports buses. I find it odd though to make a car pool though and then things change and the kid does get a ride home or one kid who normally has a ride home the parent just can't pick them up or doesn't remember.  

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 3:56pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>Plans for the weekend?</p><p>What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?</p><p>Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?</p><p>What unusual stuff is going on at work right now? </p>

If I'm on Day 2 of a 5 day weekend, may I still play? :D  Too bad if I can't!!! ;)

1. So far, the first two days are being spent doing the final sewing for my DIL's baby shower tomorrow.  I have one burp cloth on the sewing machine now in the final colors of a stitch out, with one more to go.  then I have to do the embroidery blocks for a farm-themed baby quilt.  the shower is at 2pm tomorrow--it could be a late night tonight.  I'd like to have the quilt top done for her to see (and then take it back to sandwich, quilt and bind).  After the shower, I'm devoting the rest of my weekend to sewing on a Mariner's Compass quilt that I'm doing as part of a foundation paper piecing class (Judy Neimeyer).  If I get enough of that done, then I'll go back to the baby quilt.  And that's my weekend so far.

2. I'm not really paying attention to the Golden Globes or the Oscars.  I never do.  But I am watching a Joan Crawford marathon on TCM right now.

3.  Yes.  My son and DIL are expecting a first "theirs" son in March.  I'm going to be taking part in the Baltimore Sewing and Quilt Expo (also in early March, so I may end up missing some of it :D) And of course, my usual sewing machine geek fest in June in Lancaster County.  I hope my parents will be able to come out this spring and I'd like to travel out to IL in late summer for the family reunion.  No big trips this year but certainly some fun trips that I'm very much looking forward to.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:06pm

>tackling the dreaded FAFSA.

If I could do a cartwheel I would have done some when I no longer had to do FAFSA. .  I dreaded it every year. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:14pm
We did the college visits for the older kid once he was accepted at a few. He knew the kind of school he wanted to go to, and applied to eight. I think all but one were on the Common App; although some of them had unique supplements. The younger one wanted to go to one and only one school, filled out the material for one school and a back up, and that was that. I could not persuade him to look at other places. If he gets in neither place, I guess he'll keep working at McDonald's!
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:27pm

pumpkinangel wrote:

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.

The fact that most scholarships specifically exclude transfer students is the precise reason that my university offers an automatic scholarship according to GPA for transfer students. I'm eligible to fill out just a handful of scholarship applications because I'm a transfer student. I maintained a high enough GPA to qualify for the highest tier of transfer scholarship at the university. I knew ahead of time that it was my only meaningful way to reduce the cost of my education as a transfer student. 

For many though, the savings realized through community college can be worth missing out on scholarships anyway. I just hate to see students who have a chance of capturing some of the funds out there because they weren't aware of it ahead of time. 

That being said, there are transfer student-specific scholarships to be found. I never opted in to Phi Theta Kappa at my community college because I already had a solid plan, but I've heard the organization is worth every penny of its membership fee to help find stellar funding opportunities for students who are making honor society grades. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:30pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">That doesn't happen to much with my kids, but then again they are at the age where many of them drive and have cars.  I think all of my older sons friends all drive and have routine access if not sole access to a car.  Car pools were very big when they were younger with school and sports.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Car pools are big here too with no after school sports buses. I find it odd though to make a car pool though and then things change and the kid does get a ride home or one kid who normally has a ride home the parent just can't pick them up or doesn't remember.  </span></strong></p>

Sometimes the situation changes.  Sometimes a work emergency arises or a parent is sick or gets a flat tire - there are many valid reasons why a parent who would normally pick a kid up can't do so on a particular day.

Forgetting? Dh and I have both done that a time or two, when the pick-up was out of the norm.  But to forget a regularly scheduled pickup is a bit odd.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:32pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>&gt;tackling the dreaded FAFSA.</p><p><span style="font-size:medium">If I could do a cartwheel I would have done some when I no longer had to do FAFSA. .  I dreaded it every year.  </span></p>

Now that it's all online, it's not as bad as it used to be. However, it did take a while, and I had to look up definitions and hunt down paperwork - and since I haven't done my taxes yet for 2013, I had to use 2012 numbers and then I'll have to update those when I do file.  What's so annoying to me is that we dont' even qualify for squat, but there are, as PKA said, some non-need-based applications to it, so we have to go through the motions.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:40pm

Sometimes the situation changes.  Sometimes a work emergency arises or a parent is sick or gets a flat tire - there are many valid reasons why a parent who would normally pick a kid up can't do so on a particular day.

Forgetting? Dh and I have both done that a time or two, when the pick-up was out of the norm.  But to forget a regularly scheduled pickup is a bit odd.

Oh I get emergencies. I am speaking of the kid who called their parent and the parent was food shopping and said, oh I forgot. Or the one that said, I am not picking you up, find a ride. These are kids I have taken home more than once for things like that. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:44pm

>Now that it's all online, it's not as bad as it used to be. However, it did take a while, and I had to look up definitions and hunt down paperwork - and since I haven't done my taxes yet for 2013, I had to use 2012 numbers and then I'll have to update those when I do file.  What's so annoying to me is that we dont' even qualify for squat, but there are, as PKA said, some non-need-based applications to it, so we have to go through the motions. </p>[/quote]

One thing I hated about it was having to get my taxes done as early as possible because I needed the informtation from it.  Love  actually having until April to get my taxes done instead of early Feb. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:46pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Sometimes the situation changes.  Sometimes a work emergency arises or a parent is sick or gets a flat tire - there are many valid reasons why a parent who would normally pick a kid up can't do so on a particular day.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Forgetting? Dh and I have both done that a time or two, when the pick-up was out of the norm.  But to forget a regularly scheduled pickup is a bit odd.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Oh I get emergencies. I am speaking of the kid who called their parent and the parent was food shopping and said, oh I forgot. Or the one that said, I am not picking you up, find a ride. These are kids I have taken home more than once for things like that. </strong></p>

I've done the latter -  but that is when the kid changed plans without consulting me or missed his bus or something.  It's very very rare, but it has happened.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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