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I finally made it on Google!! II
April 26, 2010
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Ok, moving on yet still relishing my 15 minutes of fame......

Lovinglife...in the other thread you talked about your major in school....

" my major is Organizational Behavior - closely related to HR – also closely related to Sociology – but its a psych management degree. My ultimate dream is to work with Veterans in some capacity – not sure yet how I see that – or how my degree will play in but that’s the goal anyhow. And yes, being in school does have a wonderful way of being a positive force in ones life."

...and it seems that you, like myself, may be at a bit of a cross roads with regard to exactly which direction you would like to take in your chosen field. I'm interested to hear your thoughts about that.

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April 26, 2010
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Hey Loll!

I NEED some Organizational Behavior! That's great that you're in school. Something I wish I had gone back to do. I'm a little too old now to do that. And I don't have the time. But I wouldn't mind taking a class here or there.

Congrats on your 15 minutes of fame, which I think has been stretched out to 7 days? LOL Actually I think we should stretch it to YEARS.

Hep

April 26, 2010
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Hiya Hep!!

Years huh? I like it. Kinda like when my birthday comes around. Instead of just a birth-DAY...I enjoy a birthday month 🙂

And how have you been my friend? I have been reading your daily meditations. I don't do that as much as I used to but it really is a good habit to get in to.

Do you feel like it is helping you?

April 26, 2010
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Lolli~

Good question…

Currently I am at a huge crossroads in my LIFE …however regarding my career – yes, yes and yes about not knowing where/what I want to do… I know once completing my BA it will open more doors, just not sure what those doors are. Right now I am a Program Supervisor in the Adult Foster Care field. I love what I do – basically hire, train, supervise direct care staff and oversee the home and medical care of the clients we serve. A lot of organizing/management type stuff… stuff I love doing. There’s a lot of room for growth in the company I work for IF I wanted to stay. I’m torn about that as well – do I stay (will be starting my 3rd year- the pay and benefits aren’t too bad – but imagine this – A LOT of dysfunction!) or do I venture out? Also I’m not sure where I want to live. Wished it were easier or wished I could just be content with where I’m at (that won’t happen though).

The only thing at the moment I really feel led to do is to work with Veterans – and I’m not even sure how that looks to me - maybe at a VA – in HR, or working directly with medical need Vets, or working with families of vets… no clue.

Planning on updating my resume’ here soon – My last day of class is June 24th. Not even sure if I’m going to hit it hard looking for something different – or what.

So that’s that : )

You?

April 26, 2010
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hey girl...I am on my second semester, with a 4.0 average!!!

starting the nursing stuff in the fall.

left the dumbass hubby - smartest move I made so far....still dealing with fallout and shared custody tho...sucks....

but overall, life is good.

glad to hear you made it to google!

April 26, 2010
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Rising...

I just posted to you on the other side. I will copy and past it here and we can all talk school (and google, lol).

4.0!! Good for you. I posted that I still have mine as well! Cyber twins power activate...form of one smartypants!!

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Well...look who the cat dragged in (as my mother used to say 🙂

I'm doing very well thank you Rising...and how are you? I remember the last time I saw you here you had just separated and you were just about to start school if I remember correctly?

Married life for me is good. Still having difficulties with the ex's but I just try to ignore them the best I can. They are just too far gone for words and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I feel for the kids who are the real victims in the whole situation.

How do you like going to school? I'm a little stressed about it myself at the moment as I have a group presentation coming up (I hate those) but otherwise it's going well. I've still managed to keep my 4.0 thus far so that's a positive.

How are the bambino's?? Baby boy must be getting so big. And your daughter must be getting to be quite the young lady?

April 26, 2010
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Loll & loving, are you two sure you aren't twins separated at birth or something? You're both on the same path!

Rising, you're in school too? CONGRATS on leaving the h! AND the 4.0!

Yeah, the In The Moment postings just started. I hadn't picked up the book in almost a year and then suddenly I just opened it up one day and the pages just "fit" and I wanted to share them.

I'm doing pretty good though. FINALLY broke up with lnf. It's been sad, but I didn't want to deal with all his problems any more. He just wouldn't take care of stuff. I had to let go of a best friend of 10 years too. She didn't want to take care of herself either. I DON'T WANT TO BE AROUND VICTIMS ANYMORE. So I'm "cleaning house".

Ok, so now I'm thinking about taking a class.....

April 29, 2010
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lolli - you said - Cyber twins power activate...form of one smartypants!! and I about peed my pants giggling here in the computer lab....thankfully it was pretty empty and I didn't attract too much attention.

I am a few weeks shy of ending my second semester....my first semester goal was a 3.8 GPA - I got a 3.746 - OMG I about died...lol....talk about virgo perfectionism!....I am carrying a 4.0 now, so I am happy. I start the nursing stuff in the fall. I had the chance to jump back into my old job and as enticing as it was, I really need to keep my eye on the prize - which is to make a higher income so I can live more comfortably and give my kids what I haven't been.....I want to move out of this "place" once I graduate - and I won't afford being a single parent for another 18 years on the income I was earning before...I only managed THIS far because of the support network I had with my family - which is gone now that they moved to florida.

Anyway, I am doing well...the separation is as challenging as I expected - no better no worse - I made a HUGE mistake with him and I know how and why now....I have physical custody of the baby, but have joint legal....I have permission to move up to 600 miles in any direction, so once I get my degree, I am OUT OF HERE...maybe back home, maybe to florida...who knows....by then the older brat will have graduated high school.

She is good - she is an orange belt in karate, on honor roll all year so far (as opposed to fear of failure last year) and is more receptive and loving towards the baby....more helpful around the house and quite wonderful all around - getting out of that bad "situation" turned her around 180 degrees...it's amazing and I am sorry I hurt her....but she isn't holding it against me, so I am not going to dwell on it.

The baby is now two...we have been dealing with some ongoing chronic issues - that only now are we getting on top of...over the winter, both of us got asthma really bad....finally on top of it....but frustrating when it flares up...he is so little, it's so hard! He is a cutie...he is a HANDFUL....we are also doing some speech therapy - he was delayed, tho he is catching up rapidly...he is smart as a whip and VERY active.

I FINALLY started weight watchers...down 20 lbs since january....feel so much better, but still have 80 to go...and need to learn alot about cooking...I was all about quick fix and instant gratification!

Alot of things are going well...I get frustrated with the husband, but it's to be expected....I may be able to get legal aid soon and get the divorce finally....but not holding my breath, cuz in this state, it needs his cooperation and that can be hard to come by.

I am glad things are going well for you......

April 29, 2010
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ps....I had a group presentation to do, and got through it (second one this year) and have a presentation (alone) coming up - HATE THEM HATE THEM HATE THEM - one more research paper left for this semester as well - had THREE this time...did research paper and presentation last semester...ugh.

I have to take my CPR course end of this month and I am nervous...for some reason, doing it gives me the willies....something about that dummy creeps me out or something...not sure what it is....maybe just the idea of doing it front of others, fear of people watching me...fear of doing it wrong...and something...plus the SMELL...oh well, gotta get used to it if I am going to be a nurse!!! LOL...it's only ONE day course...I can do it!

April 30, 2010
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Hi Peeps....I'm sorry I have responded. I have been completely swamped with work, school and psychotic ex's leaving me with not a whole lot of time for anything else.

Hopefully I will have time over the weekend!

Talk to you soon.....

May 3, 2010
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must have been a busy weekend - hope to see you soon!

May 6, 2010
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Lolli....lolli....lolli?

think Bueller? Bueller?

miss you - hope things calm down enough to jump on and say hello.

May 6, 2010
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Hey Rising!

May 7, 2010
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Hi Rising...lol....

What a fricken week!! I'm sorry I didn't get here last weekend. I just literally have not had one minute to myself in.....I don't know when. I spent last weekend (the entire weekend) working on my presentation which I was finally able to send off to my group at 11pm Sunday night. In between working on that I was outside working on my yard cleaning, raking, planting, doing my pots and window boxes for my deck, etc. And on top of that....dealing with lawyers and Wingnuts....

I haven't even been able to enjoy my lunch breaks!!

Ok...I'll stop complaining now 🙂 I have just one more week of classes and then I can breathe.

And how are you Miss Rising?

May 7, 2010
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Oh...and I'm glad to hear kids are doing so well!!

May 7, 2010
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Lollipop. Dont know where you find the time to do it all.

May 10, 2010
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Hey there, I know what you mean.

I have school until the 20th, then I am done.

I just handed in my final assignment for one class and research paper for another. I was scheduled to do a presentation, BUT, no power again all day yesterday, and alot of other distractions....because we are running behind schedule in class, he let me out of it (citing I am a good student and my paper will be good enough!! - wish I had the same faith!)

anyway, we are good....

I saw a book series at Kmart - fancy nancy, and thought of you....too bad it wasn't fancy pants..lol....cute books too!

anyway, gotta run....take a breath, the school stuff ends soon and you can take a break!

ps...no planting for us...we just got another dose of SNOW this weekend...nonstop all weekend...heavy wet stuff...cold temps...no planting until after june 1st!..sucks! can't wait to get my degree and move soutwards so I can grow stuff for more than two months at a time!

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oh and I am down another three lbs, making my total 14 lbs in a month..WOOHOO!

May 14, 2010
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Okay! I'm done with classes for this semester and can finally take a breath!!

Our group project went off without a hitch and I'm proud to say my group came in 1st place for best group.

It feels so good to be able to relax and to actually leave my house without lugging my 40lb book bag with me!!

Congrats on the weight loss Rising! And I had to giggle about the book title.....My step-daughter just recently came over with that book and when I commented on the title, she told me that her mother's boyfriend's parents gave it to her for Christmas. That went over like a lead ballon I'm sure.....ROFL.....

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lollipop- 1st place, I bet your so proud it hurts, bust the buttons right off your shirt (a lyric from a song. What was your project about.

Rising- You are doing a great job with the weight loss. What is your secret.

May 17, 2010
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I am doing weight watchers actually.

and the real "secret" is that I was/am in a good place emotionally, where I can face the weight loss...meaning I have dealt with alot of "demons" that prevented me from succeeding in the past....I lost twice before, but gained it all back.

Losing is easy...and I like the fact that I am not avoiding any certain foods....I am finally learning portion sizes (I weigh EVERYTHING)....and how to eat healthier.

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Hello ladies.....

Destiny....the class was a World Literature class and project itself was based on a short story by a Haitian author. My part of the of the presentation dealt with the biography of the author. Then after our "contextual" presentation, each group had to then "teach" the class and lead discussion on the actual story. It was interesting and fun but also nerve racking. I'm glad it's over :o)

Rising....I'm glad to hear you feel you are in a better place now. I know for myself there is a huge difference in the me now then the me when I first met you. Of course setting boundaries has cost me some friendships, as well as greatly strained my relationship with one of my sisters, but then again...if that is the case then they weren't really friends to begin with. In my opinion at least. On the postive side though....my man picker improved ten fold and I got a wonderful husband out of it, a beautiful home and fantastic in-laws.

Taking the good with the bad I guess.

Keep up the good work with the weight loss. I lost a few pounds of post smoking weight myself. Now I just need to work on tightening it up!

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rising- I know what you are talking about as far as getting into a good place emotionally. I am happy to hear you are having success with it. I really need to get with a good diet myself. How is your school going. That must be a lot trying to balance the kids, school, etc.

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lollipop- I had a heck of a time with Lit. classes. Dont know how i got through it. Sounds like you are really into your classes and doing well. I am taking 2 classes this summer. I am taking 2 classes in the fall. I want to learn about computers. Will give me something to do. I have a degree in nursing. Now I want to learn about something different.

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destiny, that's what I am pursuing - for now - nursing...not sure what I want to "specialize" in, so know that I won't be stopping at "just that".

it's ok juggling...I am not working, so it makes it easy...some days it's hard getting enough time to study when the baby needs me or keeps me up all hours of the night...but I manage somehow.

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