money in my pocket

How nice it is to have clean laundry, peanut butter, honey and dark chocolate! A kind soul sent some money my way because she was appalled that I couldn't afford to buy peanut butter! Thank You!

But all is well, my money was finally deposited today after a 23 day wait! I received an email this morning from a new financial aid officer saying to forgive her for the delay, she's new to the post and she'll be processing the checks sometime this week... WHAT!!! I knew those bastards were lying to me. My last set of checks were deposited within 3 days of signing them - this round they told me would take 2-4 weeks - nobody could explain to me why. I went into the office on several occasions stressing the fact that I was on the verge of starving and really had nobody I could borrow money from. I knew the checks were sitting in someone's inbox!!! I emailed her right back and said that the checks needed to be processed today because I've waited long enough! I can't believe some people - don't they realize that most students who have student loans have them because that is the only way they can live while trying to get a degree?

Anyway I'm relieved that I can live more comfortably. I can be released from my prison of pasta and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (well I'll still eat these cause I love them! - but now I don't have to)! I can pay my bills (and all those wonderful late fees). I look forward to making a trip to the grocery store and buying fruits and vegetables, meat, kleenex and a decongestant. I saw the doctor again today because my throat is totally sore, I'm still blowing nastiness from my nose, I'm coughing and I just plain feel run down. He's says it's a viral infection and I've just got to let it run its course - oi! - it's been running since Christmas I tell him. He said I just have to take it easy, get lots of rest, drink lots of fluids and get an over the counter decongestant. I guess I just haven't been giving my body a chance to recover, I'm sure a poor diet hasn't been very helpful. The doc said that everytime I feel better and go out and do something I'm taking two steps back and need to wait a few days before attempting to be active.

So here's to having money in my pocket and to getting better really soon! Now I'm off to crack open Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

. listening . doin' fine . jewel . 0304 .


posted by Ashleigh @ 20:17,


At 21 February 2008 at 06:30, OpenID steeldreams said...

Dark chocolate is the best!


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    ashleigh (ash'lė) n.
    1: egyptologist; currently living in the uk attempting to obtain a phd in egyptology, hoping in the end there will be a job.
    2: literary; reading to escape reality, to improve conversation, for inspiration.
    3: crafter; crocheting and needlework, creating heirlooms, keeping the world warm.
    4: dreamer; head in the clouds, full of fantasies, wishing to be someone else, somewhere else.
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:: reading ::
: Ivanhoe . Walter Scott
: Schindler's Ark . Thomas Keneally
: The Amber Spyglass . Philip Pullman
: The Red Queen . Margaret Drabble
: Un Lun Dun . China Miéville
: A Handful of Dust . Evelyn Waugh
: Adjunct: An Undigest . Peter Manson
: A Kestral for a Knave . Barry Hines

:: recently finished ::
: Falling Man . Don DeLillo
: Written on the Body . Jeanette Winterson
: The Bell Jar . Sylvia Plath
: No One Writes to the Colonel . Gabriel García Márquez
: The Subtle Knife . Philip Pullman

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: The Pub

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: chunkster challenge
: book reviews
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: recovering with the giants
: egypt 2008 : pharaoh's curse or pharaoh's gold
: still sick

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