Midterm of the fall semester!

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Midterm of the fall semester!
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Wed, 10-24-2012 - 2:13pm
It is midterm of the fall semester. How is your college student doing? Do they still love their classes? Are you hearing equally about their job/extra curricular activity/ roomies and friends? My youngest is in the middle of his favorite: pathology. This week looks to be windy and wet! Good time to be inside and study! ;)
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Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:03pm

DS likes his new U a lot better and feels he's doing pretty well. He was off last week (midterms the week before) - and was supposed to go to Chicago last weekend with his gf (26 solid months, talking permanence, etc.) as her U (his old one) was off Sat-Tues.  Well, last Tues she called him and said they were done; they were too different and that was that.  It was during her midterms; thankfully his were done already.  So it's been fun the last week, but at least he's being realistic and is moving on (including quitting his job as that was a whole other catastrophe).  So he spent time at home last weekend regrouping, applying for jobs, etc. I'm just glad his friends have been supportive!

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Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:51pm
Amanda is having way to much fun at school. Her CSA (RA) job is stressful, but she loves it. She is planning programs for her residents, doing her time in the mailroom and the on call desk as well as being on call and making rounds. She's had a few stressful things happen, all involving alcohol in the dorm, but for the most part she loves it. She just joined a sorority and is excited about that. She has a good group of friends, as well as her boyfriend of 4.5 years to make life fun. I told her I need to be hearing more about her classes and grades and a little less about her social life. She has to keep her grades up to keep her job so I'm not too worried. She is thrilled that she is taking her last math class (she HATES math!) Ashleigh is working on her master's. She only has class once or twice a month on Saturdays. She's narrowed down what her thesis will be on. She feels a little disconnected because she is the only one of her classmates that teaches in a strictly PBL (project based learning) school, but she knows it is very likely she'll be at a traditional school next year. I think she is done with school mentally.
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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:04am
Sorry to hear of the break up, Sue. Sounds like he's holding up well, though. Justin and his gf of 20 months recently broke up, too. There's still some drama going on there, though. Seems these days with all the instant communication these things can drag out longer than they did back in our day. I forgot - where was your ds working last? I remember that he was no longer working at that museum, which he enjoyed. Justin is supposedly going to get out today and renew his job search - he hasn't been looking too hard recently. Hopefully both will find something soon!
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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 11:08am

He was valeting and was supposed to get his schedule at least a week ahead of time, and be on weekends only - this boss guy would call and say he needs him that night during the week, in an hour, when it was pouring, etc, and wouldn't take no for an answer. Base pay was $2/hour plus tips, so if you got 2 cars in a couple hours, you might end up with $5-6 for the night total. So he's back to considering lifeguarding at his old U (they still call and need him, but campus parking is $250/semester which is a lot vs. what they pay! And otherwise they have metered parking which is only for a couple hours) or a local Y, or valeting for another place. There was a work study job posted on his U's site that looks ideal; he's put in for it along with the other guarding or valeting jobs, so now he waits. Good luck to Justin, and sorry about his breakup too. As far as the communications goes - ds said he'd much rather talk to her in person because then they can work through things; she just calls or texts and says what she wants and that's that, no negotiating. So I guess it's best...I know that if/when she contacts him again, though, he'll definitely be conflicted... Sue

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Sun, 10-28-2012 - 2:01am

Hi, I've had a heck of a time signing into this site after being a member for upteen years. Tonight, I can finally sign in. My eldest is in his final year and having a good but busy semester. He is waiting to see if he's been accepted to the school of Natural Medicine. His brother, has an interview in three weeks at the school of Optometry and is having a heck of a time balancing school and his gf. So we button our lips and watch him struggle as he tries to juggle a really hard semester and a demanding gf. Not sure if this is all going to put his dream of Optometry into jeopardy as his gf is demanding getting married and him not going. His big brother is frustrated with him and he also struggles to let his brother learn from his mistakes. Drama going on as we try to let him sink or swim. We are hoping that the maturity of his reasoning part of the brain will kick in soon. *sigh* who said parenting was easy? Treading softly and hoping that it turns out for the best.