The title of this blog post pretty much sums things up since my last post! From birthday parties, to potlucks, to graduations, to work, and then company at my house, I have been BUSY!! But it's all been a "good busy," so I'm not complaining!! :)
Tomorrow, we have four college students from our church group who are graduating from college, so there's going to be a party in the afternoon for them. It's always a bittersweet experience...so sad to see them go, but wouldn't want to hold them back from where they're headed to next! I have to be excited for them for the next phase of life, too.
Well, it had been four weeks since I applied for that job in Wisconsin and I hadn't heard back so I e-mailed them. They wrote back and said that they had conducted phone interviews (I never got called) and that they were getting ready for on-campus interviews. *sigh* She said, "If we complete the interviews and no one is hired, we will re-review the applications we received." So I stand maybe a 1% chance of someone NOT being hired and THEN they call me?!? haha! Probably not going to happen, so I'm back to being content with being HERE for awhile longer. :)
I revisited the Master's degree thing again this week! I decided that I need to pay off some debt before I could even consider getting a degree. Some of you who have facebook have already seen this, but what I discovered is that when I did a loan calculator thing and figured out a loan for $23000 (the cost of tuition for the degree I'm interested in) at 6.8% for 10 years, my monthly payment would be $265. That's a lot better than I thought it would be! But I can't afford that right now with the current debt I have, so I'm going to work on that first and then reconsider in two years. :) I also discovered that a 10 year loan at 6.8% tacks on about $8,000 in interest. A 20 year loan would cut my monthly payment down to $175/month, BUT...it also tack's on over $19,000 in interest. YIKES! Regardless, if I do ANY kind of loan like that for something like this, I need to be a little better with the debt I have, so that's what I'm working on now! If only the University had a Master's program that I really liked, then I could just take a class at a time and make THEM pay for it (it's a perk of my job!). Hmmm...maybe I'll have to FIND a Master's degree with them that I'm happy with. haha! :) In the meantime, I might take a course in the fall, just for fun. Maybe that will take care of even wanting to go back to school for a Master's degree. hahaha! :)
Well, I have to be to work tomorrow at 7:15 AM to help with the graduation ceremony, so I should sign off here and get to bed. I hope you're doing great and having good days!
PS -- For those of you with blogs, this new blogger update has really confused me with figuring out everything again. Every time I log in to make a new post, it takes me about 5 minutes to find the dumb button that allows me to even MAKE a post! haha! Change is good (sometimes!), but why do they have to be so drastic about it and make it complicated?!?! I imagine I'll figure it out, but for now... me no likey. :)