Happy Tuesday!  Before I begin today’s post I want to send my sincerest appreciation and shout out to all the members of the military.  Happy Veterans Day.


Kickstarting the day at the gym is the best medicine for feeling a little frumpish.  I started with an easy run of 3 miles on the treadmill and then complete two rounds of the “Muffin Top Melter” workout.

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It really made me sweat and I was glistening with achievement and a desire for food!!!


While I was eating breakfast at the Metro Diner with my family yesterday, I received a phone call from my admissions counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. (GO PENMAN!)


Alyssa informed me that my FAFSA issues were resolved and I would be officially enrolled in my first two courses by the end of the morning!!!  I am so grateful for her diligent work on ensuring that I would be taken care of before the beginning of the new term, which is Monday the 17th, ya’ll!  Shout out to the Admissions Dept at SNHU – you guys rock!

Later in the day, I received my login information for SNHU’s Blackboard program and downloaded the syllabi for ENG 550 and LIT 500.

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It looks like I will be doing a lot of reading, a lot of writing, but I am extremely excited about getting start in just a few short days.

Brain Dump Wednesday

1.  I was sick over the weekend and through Tuesday, which caused me to watch an unhealthy amount of HBO On Demand.  I have a huge recommendation for those of you who have access, by whatever means, to this premium channel: the mini series Olive Kitteridge.

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I didn’t realize that this was based on a book until I started searching for pictures to share with you.


Will have to add this to my To Read list.

2.  While walking around class yesterday, I overheard the best comeback to someone trying to assert their dominance over another student.

Girl: Shut your face!

Boy: I don’t have any face left to shut!”


3.  There are only twenty five school days until Christmas Break!


If the commercials can start addressing Christmas, I might as well join the bandwagon.

4.  I forgot to put a college code on my FAFSA form, which might delay my enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University until their next semester.