Monday, April 26, 2010

Happiness, Is So Hard to Find

Here is a pic leftover from prom. Coadster's group decided to have a potluck and the family fixed their dining room all up for it, including rose petals all over the floor. Nice.

Today was a good money day. I rarely have those, so it is quite a celebration when get one. I gave plasma. The young boy who checked all my vitals to make sure I could donate, asked me if I worked out a lot. I told him I liked to run. Then when he stopped back to drop my chart off at my donating chair, he saw me reading and said, "Wow! A runner and a reader. That's awesome!" So, maybe there is hope for America's youth after all. As I was leaving, one of the women who worked there told me that they were raising their donating prices again. So, I'll get $50/week starting Monday. Sweet!

Coadster called me while I was donating. I called her back but just got her voice mail. She had her solo festival and she was getting ready for that. She didn't have time to rehearse because of all the time she had been putting into the school play lately. She asked me not to come, because she thought it would make her too nervous and she didn't want me to see her perform badly. I love to see her perform no matter what, but I understood, so I stayed away.

When she finally got back to me, she told me that she got a 4 year full ride scholarship. Even sweeter! I was so worried that she'd have to work full time and take classes full time and still have bad debt like I did when I was in college. Hopefully, now she won't have to work quite as hard and I don't have to breathe into a bag worrying...About that, anyway.

14 comments:

jeci said...

Yay Coadster! Way to go! Your girls are such stars!

rel said...

Churlita,
WOW, that goes in the book of awesomest days!
rel

Tara said...

Congratulations to Coadster, that's wonderful news!!

I like medical guys who flirt like that. Even if they aren't actually flirting and just making chatter, I like to think they're flirting anyway.

AlienCG said...

Big, huge congrats to Coadster, that is a thrill and a half. Good money times are always so nice.

Pamela said...

It really is incredible. She'll need spending money, but she can have a small job for that.

SkylersDad said...

Nice to see all that hard work pay off for the Coadster! Congrats!!

Mnmom said...

Great news all around! Congratulations!!!!

.j.william. said...

fantastic news! and you play it off so nonchalantly...

the blood-taking nurses would occasionally flirt with me, but I think they were really flirting with my veins. Real-life vampires.

Ananda girl said...

Yay! That is excellent news! Congratulations to Coadster. I am very happy for you both.

Johnny Rojo said...

That is marvelous news! Wow!

The fact that paying for my son's college will likely fall mostly upon me keeps a fire lighted under me in finishing nursing school.

Brando said...

That is fantastic news! Congrats to the Coadster.

laura b. said...

A full, four year ride! That is so amazing. Congratulations to Coadster and the whole family.

I used to think that one day I'd have enough $ so that every single decision I made didn't feel based on that...but so far it hasn't happened :-)

Churlita said...

Thanks everyone for the congrats and well wishing. It will definitely make things less stressful for us...And she's a pretty awesome kid and deserves any good thing she gets.

booda baby said...

Oh, oh, oh!! That is GREAT news!! I actually wrote 'wonderful' first, but then decided there's nothing to wonder about at all. She earned every bit of that scholarship; they'd have been fools not to support her.

Yay!