Friday, August 30, 2013

Free Kindle Recipe Books on Amazon!

I'm trying to find more free ebooks, but I'm just starting out and am trying to find out where to look. If you know where to look or other books please share! You don't have to have a Kindle to read them, you can download them onto your smartphone, table, or computer. Just make sure they're still free when you go to buy them!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Return to College

Wow! The past two weeks have been kind of hectic! I knew I wouldn't want to do any cleaning after classes started (not that I wanted to do any before classes started lol), so I figured if I wanted my room halfway organized I needed to start on that. More of an organized chaos really.

I had been on campus a few years ago, but it wasn't a big tour or anything so I had to figure out where everything was. I saved a little bit of money by buying most of my textbooks from Amazon. If I had bought them from the bookstore I would have spent over $350 and from Amazon I spent maybe half of that with expedited shipping. One way that I saved on books was from the Swagbucks website. It's one of those websites where you earn points (swagbucks) from taking polls, watching videos, playing games, and all other kinds of stuff. I found out about if from The Krazy Coupon Lady. Thanks to SB (swagbucks) I saved $125.00! I saved my SBs for the past year and cashed them in for an Amazon gift card. And on top of that I earned 3% cash back by going through Ebates.

I love it up there! Everyone is pretty friendly and doesn't walk around with their heads down, the campus is pretty nice, and I'm not sure if they have more federal funding or not but they seem to have better use of technology in the classrooms. And all of my teachers are great! Medical terminology is going pretty good so far, math 098 is still pretty easy, psychology is going fine, and then there's anatomy & physiology. We've already had two quizzes (covering six different bones) and two tests was yesterday! I did good on both of the quizzes and I feel really good about the lab test from yesterday, but I'm not too sure about the lecture test. It covered the first three chapters, but I only felt okay on the questions from the first chapter. He said he would have the grades posted this morning, but they're still not posted. Hopefully they will be here soon, so I can be put out of my misery!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I Haven't Disappeared

I haven't made a post since July 4th! I know. Bad, bad Shannon!

This post isn't going to be about anything PCOS related, just about what's been going on in my life. My mom had her gallbladder taken out last month and I've been helping her. She's still out on leave because her stomach is still healing. She's getting better, but it'll still be another week or so before she will be able to go back to work.

Besides that I've been babysitting my best friend's little girl (my "niece") and that's kept me pretty busy, too.

I finally heard from the financial aid office and I'm ready to go back to school! If I bought my books from the bookstore I would pay over $500! I looked on Amazon and found most of my books on there and won't pay near that. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time!