Three cheers for Monday!

To make up for my last few sad(ish) posts, here’s a happy one for you (times three)!

Happy #1: I sent off the forms and documents for my visa today. It’s scary to place my passports in an envelope, but it’s a necessary task to get the visa. Which I need if I’m going to move to Scotland. Which I need to do if I’m going to attend the University of Stirling. Which I need to do if I’m going to find a bit of joy in my life again. So: Hip Hip Hooray for posting visa stuff!

Happy #2: I sent off my application for a Saltire Scholarship today. It’s sponsored by the British government specifically for international students and will be a great little addition to my living and tuition expenses if I get it. I won’t find out if I’ve been chosen to get one of the £2,000 awards until July, but I feel happy just knowing I’ve applied. So: Hip Hip Hooray for scholarship applications!

Happy #3: I have managed to sell my washer and dryer, a small student desk, a clothes drying rack, and an outdoor table and chair set today. OK, I haven’t seen any money yet, but I’ve made the deals and will be meeting with folks to sell stuff this week and next. Yes, there’s a little bit of counting chickens before they hatch, but I’m very confident with at least the washer and dryer sale – and they offered nearly double what I’d planned to sell them for, so that’s awesome! (That sale is thanks to a work colleague who knows I’m moving and had friends seeking just what I was selling!) So: Hip Hip Hooray for selling stuff that I never thought would sell!

Oh, come on! This deserves another shout so:

Three cheers for Monday! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!

And look! To celebrate the happiness, I’ve made a pretty blobby thingy for you to look at!

8 Replies to “Three cheers for Monday!”

  1. So glad you sold some stuff. And, I love the artwork. It’s even in one of my favorite color combinations. You are becoming quite the artist!

    1. And hopefully I’ve sold more stuff today! Got a couple of emails this morning that seem promising…
      Glad you like the artwork. It’s not 100% original in that I’ve used Photoshop Custom Shapes to start the design, but I’m trying to teach myself how to make my own shapes. We’ll see how that goes!

  2. Although I’m not one to usually cheer for anything Monday-related, you can always count on me to cheer for anything that cheers you up and just your happiness in general. Plus any Monday can use a little pretty blobby to help it along!
    Hip Hip Hooray for Monday!
    Hip Hip Hooray for Happiness!
    Hip Hip Hooray for Frances!

  3. Frances ~ reading your posts is much like reading a good book. I look forward to the next chapter and adventure. You are trully awesome!!!

    1. Thanks Rhonda! I’m sure there will be a few painfully sad pages in the book as I finish packing up for my move–but my hope is that the book will take a very happy and positive turn once I get to the Scotland chapters!! x

  4. Well done on the selling. Good luck on the scholarship. Fingers crossed on the Royal Mail not losing your passport etc (just kidding).
    And awesome artwork btw!!

    1. The selling stuff part is really hard! But it’s a necessary evil! The scholarship really will help. I know it will go straight to the university for tuition, but it means more money in my pocket at the end of the day, so that’s good! As for the passports getting lost–God I hope not! Thankfully (?) they’re not going to the UK; just the British consulate in NY. But still, please keep those fingers crossed! I can’t come and drink Martinis with you without that visa!

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