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I hope you all aren’t reading gymnotechieology anymore and are on bellanottebelle.wordpress.com because they’re selling diet pills. Which I would never do!
I’m not longer using gymnotechieology.com – it’s time for a new domain name. Until I am finished with my restructuring of the my blog, I’ll just be using bellanottebelle.wordpress.com
The fall 2012 semester starts on Monday, and it’s been a pain in my butt to get there. For reasons unknown to virtually anyone around here, I almost lost my scholarship for the 2012-2013 year. The plan is to take my position and make it a position for a graduate assistant. Luckily they’re holding off one more year for me. So, that means I need to graduate in May! Which is exciting to finally say I have only 1 year left. To make that happen, I dropped my minor. Which is fine. Really.
Though, with the scholarship, it only covered the tuition, not the upper-divison fees, so for the past couple of days I’ve been mildly panicked (the money is due TOMORROW) to get it. Luckily the people I work for at the school are amazing wonderful people and helped me work it down to only owing a smaller amount, which completely works out.
But, y’all… I’m graduating in May.
Isn’t it amazing how much we rely on technology? You never really realize it until you don’t have it anymore. I know I’ve mentioned my old computer before, and it’s not even really that old. It’s well loved, though. It’s been through 3 years of full time classes, a move to Orlando, a move back from Orlando, and out lasted 2 additional moves.
I’m so happy to be back on-line. While I haven’t been completely offline (thank goodness both of my jobs have internet access & I do have an iPad that works but would be way more helpful if I had a keyboard to go with it) it was nice to see how much I could get done. My room, though not quite finished, has been emptied. We took a whole carload of stuff from clothes to books to the Goodwill. My closet is still pretty full, but it’s nice to have gotten rid of the clutter that filled it up.
While I haven’t gotten to my goal weight, I have lost weight! On top of what I lost in Orlando, I’m down almost 6 more lbs! I’m able to fit in to jeans that were in my donate pile this time last year (that obviously never made it’s way to actually being donated).
I’ve been doing Insanity, but it’s hard. I’m not pushing myself a lot on them and I’ve been slightly slacking. I’ll be redoing month 1 here soon because I don’t feel comfortable moving on to month 2 this unprepared. I’ve been replacing sodas with sparkling water, but have been drinking a lot less soda. Mostly because I’m still working on getting rid of the caffeine headaches.
Tony’s grandmother has been in the hospital. We’re still waiting on test results, but we’re hopeful. So it’s been a little crazy the past while.
There’s also news on the wedding front. It’s a recent development and I’ll be sure to shout from the rooftops when I have a little more information. But, I can confirm it looks like the wedding will be moved to March instead of it being in December. Which I’m totally fine with.
And now to continue to go through e-mails – and virtually everything, to catch up! AH!
Also, it seems the internet ate some of my posts… so I’ll repost those. Especially the one about the Foodie Pen Pal!
Oh, hey August. We’re going to completely ignore what my last post said…
The bloggers out there who blog daily – they deserve major props for being interesting and keeping me entertained. Obviously I’m not cut out for daily updates, but maybe I can manager a weekly update without boring everyone (specifically myself).
Basically, I almost completely fell off of the internet planet. I’ve only really been able to get on at work. My laptop started to get slower and stopped opening certain programs & websites and it completely sucked.
SO… I bought a new computer. Apple has this amazing payment plan thing for students & teachers… so I got a Mac. I’ve only had it a few days and haven’t any time to play with it yet, so expect more in the immediate future.
As for my old laptop, I plan on taking it to the Geek Squad and wiping it clean, cleaning the exterior, fixing the key that came off, buying a new battery and using it for my PC software. I figure it will probably run much better once I get everything that’s been on it for 3 years.
I’m so excited about my grand, triumphant return to the internet!
Now to buy a new domain name for this sucker…
and to get back to everything that was put on hold by being unable to do online work.