I'm glad everyone was okay through the storms! We got a severe thunderstorm last night and we're supposed to get more today.
I may be screwed out of another semester... 2 more years to finish my degree instead of just a year-year1/2.
I just took a placement test, since my college goes by ACT scores and I took SATs..
The scores are based out of 100... I got a 98 in reading, 93 in writing....
To be in my bio class this fall I needed a 45 in the math section, and I got a 28...
Ash that sucks.
I had to take a refresher math course when I re-entered college. It didn't delay my degree though because I had so many other courses that I had to take as prerequisites for my degree program anyway.
Ash: http://www.satfreepractice.com/. I sure do wish there was such a thing as the internet when I was prepping for exams. It looks like that site is full of Math tutorials.
Bridget, I'm sorry that you had that moment with Savana last night. It does sound to me like the two of you have a wonderful chemistry, and she says such insightful things that it makes me want to follow her story as she blossoms into a young woman. Perhaps there are kiddie meditation techniques you could teach her to focus her on happy things. Molly (Abbeysmom) would be the expert there, I'm sure.
Mandy, thank you for the compliment on the photos. I feel like they're getting outdated already, because they were from October. The avatar pic has been my FB profile pic for ages, and I feel like I really should change it now, but I am still attached to it. So I decided to use it on APA for just a little while. BTW, me changing my siggy & avatar was done within an hour of finding out I might be losing my contract ... on company time. LOL. It's kind of funny. That was like my one act of defiance for them deciding to let me go.
kate, I'm gonna be in Boston next week for my FIL/MIL's 50th anniversary. I actually looked up the dates of the NKOTBSB concert to see if I'd even be there at the same time, but the dates don't coincide. If it were affordable and while I were going to be there, I would have tried to go with you, even if I don't know any of their songs. Do they sing "The Right Stuff"? I know that song.
I did talk to DH last night about my thoughts on his work inefficiencies. I told him we need to reduce the number of hours that Bodhi is in his preschool to save money. I think it really drove the point home when I pointed out the number of hours Bodhi is at school vs. the number of hours DH actually bills. At first he tried to make a case for how he "needed" those extra hours. Then I pointed out to him if he genuinely needed that type of overhead - even 1 extra hour for every hour he bills, and typically more - then he'll never reach the capacity he needs to make the kind of income that could really help us out as a family. I ended the talk positively by telling him I didn't think it was hopeless, and that I actually thought he could find greater efficiencies AND more work was going to come in.
He tried to point out that all these guys were going to hire him on all these different jobs (which he's been saying for months now). And I said, OK, let's scale back and manage to the worse case scenario, not the best case scenario. We can always adjust when the work comes in because Bodhi's school is that flexible.
He agreed with me, but he said it kept him up at night for the 2nd time in a row. He requested that I not bring heavy stuff up before going to bed because he stays up thinking about it at night.
One other thought...if he's devoting that time to work he's actually doing, can't he bill for more hours?
Ashley, you can practice enough at home to retake the test. When I took the GRE it had been about 12 years since I'd taken a math class. I got one of those practice books with a CD rom of practice tests to take on the computer. When I first took the practice tests, I got something like a 350 (GRE is scored like the SAT with 800 being the top score). I worked myself through the workbook and practiced and practiced, and when I took the actual test I got a 650. So you can definitely bring your skills up yourself at home. Although I think the practice tests were harder than the actual test in the case of the GRE, but that was still a big difference. Definitely try the site Myles linked to.
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kate, it had totally occurred to me that we would be in the same state. I thought you lived somewhere 2 hours West of Boston for some reason, so I figured I could only meet up with you if you would come into the city for the concert. We usually stay in Framingham with SIL, but this time, it'll be Methuen with BIL.
Both DH & I just read this article about New Bedford, MA and were interested enough by it to want to take a day trip there. Are you anywhere near there? A meetup would be fun, and probably a nice break from DH's 7 siblings, 17 nephews/nieces, etc.
I just ran into an old acquaintance from high school. I'm sorta ashamed to admit I hung out with her simply because she had access to alcohol. I never liked her, and she didn't turn out to much. Honestly, I thought she looked like a meth addict, and she was trying to tell me all about what was going on in people's lives. People that were friends of hers and I could barely remember their names, but couldn't place their faces. I was embarrassed to be talking to her, and my girls were looking at me strangely. As soon as she walked away Bobbie asked me, "So, you're a gossip girl now?" They know that's not me. They couldn't believe I hung with her at all.
It's just so weird. We're 35 and she's talking about her friends, and not in a good way. It made me terribly uncomfortable.
heehee, here I am talking about her, so I guess it doesn't make me any better. My only excuse is that I really do put things here that I wouldn't share with anyone else. And you guys don't know her...so somehow that makes it better.
DBF and I went to a "concert" friday night. It was an all day thing, and each band got an hour set. We showed up at 8:20, and listened to three bands. The last band was actually a rap group, and one of the guys in it is his manager at work.
One of their songs was talking about riding through the streets of the town we live in. I was laughing my butt off so hard. Then everytime they yelled out "307!" (wyoming area code) I felt the urge to yell out "907!!" (alaska's area code)
anyways, I am listening to their cd right now, and they sounded a million times better in person. Which is pretty surprising.