Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Email=New Blog

So, rather than having to sign in and out any time I switch from checking emails to checking blogs, I made a new blog with my new email address. Here's the link: Lori's New Blog!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Quick Update

The financial aid finally posted!

I've been offered $6,400 in grants (on top of my $9,000 scholarship), and Justin was offered $6,900 in grants. So, for grants, together we were offered $13,300. Add on my scholarship: $22,300. All that we don't have to give back. We might take some out in the subsidized loans too (we were offered another 10,000-ish there, we probably won't take all of that out though), so we should have a lot easier of a year next year! Lower rent, and lots of free money from the government and ASU. They are giving us free money because we are students, and we're poor. Awesome.
Just wanted to let y'all know! :-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick Post

To say that I got the writing tutor job! :)
"We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a writing tutor in ASU’s Tempe Writing Center.  We had many qualified applicants for Fall 2010, and as we strive to provide an exemplary service to students at ASU, we continue to raise our standards for writing tutors. You have demonstrated the skills and qualifications necessary to meet those standards."
Hooray! Just wanted to let you all know, because I'm SUPER excited!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

An eventful two weeks

So, the next two weeks of my life will be very busy and exciting.
We have decided to move into the apartments on this side of town, because the ones in Glendale are very expensive, and we figured out it would be cheaper to have my husband commute every day than to pay the short term lease. Lots of other things were factored into the decision, but that was a big one. Being close to family and the temple will be nice too :)
We'll be moving pretty much right after finals, on the 15th, Justin will be starting his new job two days before that. Somehow I have to find time to pack amidst all the finals studying and last minute school projects. Wish me luck.
In addition to that, we'll find out right around mid-May what financial aid we'll be getting for next semester. Hopefully lots of grants!
ALSO around that time, I'll find out if I got the writing tutor job I applied for. I really hope I get it, because it would be a great transition from where I am now, it's close to what I actually want to do with my life (be an editor), it has flexible hours, I wouldn't have to drive from home to work to school to home every day, and I would actually really enjoy going to work. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Oh! And it would put me working in circles with a lot of the English department faculty, which might help me with getting a foot into the editing world. All in all, it would be a great opportunity.
So, if I don't blog in the next two weeks, that is why. I'll be crazy busy. BUT I will definitely blog with updates when I find out about financial aid and the job.
My aunt Randi Sue just did a contest on her blog, and it has me thinking - that would be really fun! I don't have time right now, but be looking out for one some time over the summer :)