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Another day

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I keep going to bed just fine, making plans for the next day, but then I wake up at 1 or 2 and freak out about money. I NEED a job and have no possibility of unemployment insurance.

It feels like I have wasted so many years and so much money on degrees that mean nothing.

I have about 1 month's wiggle room and then it is over...I won't be able to afford anything.

I am getting very, very scared, but trying to keep up a good face for everyone. It has been a long, long time since I have not had a job.

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MSWENDI42 8/25/2013 11:55PM

    I hope so AuntC, but I am expensive unfortunately.

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AUNTC321 8/25/2013 11:22PM

    Hopefully with the start of the school year jobs will be opening up again.

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MSWENDI42 8/25/2013 9:29PM

    Busy- I am a teacher and I have signed up for substitute teaching but no current jobs.

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/25/2013 9:13PM

    Have you thought about becoming a substitute teacher? You mentioned you had all kinds of degrees; well in most states you only need 60 plus credit hours to sub... it could be a source of income, while you continue to look for full time work!

My thoughts are with you!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/25/2013 6:27PM

    Best wishes! I am sorry you are going through this. emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 8/25/2013 2:18PM

  You can do it...don't lose faith!

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Saturday Night In

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Just relaxing... sort of.

Applying for jobs, rewriting cover letters, resumes, etc.
I don't think I want to teach isn't stable and I cost too much with ky experience and education

Signed up to substitute but lordy don't want to.

Wish me luck on changing careers.

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PATSYB7 8/25/2013 6:36AM

    Good luck with your career change!
Have a great day!
Keep Sparking!

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Recovery almost here

Thursday, August 15, 2013

July 21st at 11:45pm I was sitting on my swing on the porch with my legs up, the bolt came out of the ceiling and the swing slammed to the floor. I must have put my right hand out to stop the fall. I got up and noticed my m\nail was broken and after saying "damn now I have to get this fixed" I noticed my thumb was not bent at the right angle and my bone was sticking out. I was sure it was broken. emoticon

I went and grabbed a towel, wrapped it lightly, held it in the air and after letting the dogs in and opening my gates I drove to Immediate Care, which closed at 11. While I had been driving I had my car call my daughter and told her VERY loudly that I broke my thumb. She aid she'd meet me at Immediate Care. Right after I saw that it was closed, my gas light went on. I sound calm now but believe me, I was freaking out because now what? I drove to Kroger to get gas.

This is when my daughter and her bf showed up. She put some gas in and then we parked my car and drove to the emergency room. They got me right in after looking at my thumb. Both my daughter and her bf would not look and even turned their chairs around when the dr or nurse looked at my thumb.

Anyway I think the worst pain of all was the numbing of my thumb. I finally was released at 4:30am 7/22, the day before my birthday. I did go out to dinner that night but the rest of the week was on pain meds. Three days after this I woke up to my left hand and entire forearm swollen and had to go in to the dr. So then I had a brace on both hands....

I am now without any braces and just a small covering over the stitches in my right thumb. They are slowly dissolving, but I can't really bend it at that first knuckle yet. Progress is slow but moving. I am just afraid of reinjuring it. No more physical therapy and have to go back in a month.

My best sign of progress is that I can almost button and zip things, but I can tie my shoes so I can wear tennis! Now if I can get out of yoga pants and progress to big girl pants lol

Still looking for a job, so I guess this was probably the best time for this to happen if it had to. Put me in your prayers, I could use a few extra emoticon

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MSWENDI42 8/16/2013 9:31PM

    Thank you to all of you. The thumb is still healing and bending a bit more every day. I also got an interview for Monday to teach English but I have to teach a 10 min lesson. I am actually a relatively shy person in new situations, though many wouldn't believe that and I am getting very nervous. emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/15/2013 3:56PM

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HADYDADUBR 8/15/2013 1:04PM

    emoticon Wishing you are speedy recovery.

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 8/15/2013 11:36AM

    Ouch! That sounds like quite the ordeal. Thank goodness you were able to get help quickly.

Best wishes for the recovery and finding a job emoticon


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wow just read last entry

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Same status as last year and looking for yet another job. Probably should stop taking temporary contracts, nut you take what you can get in the teaching world.

Anyway, I have started working out a lot more (3-4 times a week) which is a lot more than I had been, Water has been pretty good. The heat is killing me though and I am n0t eating like I should. Only two rooms have AC and my kitchen is about 90 degrees.

Anyway I need sOoo much support from all of you because I am not really getting it. My daughter, who is the only one that lives here, thinks I can just snap back into it since I "did it before". It is so much harder this time because I am much more disappointed in myself.

Have to change the head and the body will follow...

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BILLALEX70 8/5/2013 11:10AM

    I'm right with you...regained quite a bit due to life crisis and IT IS much harder to get back on track.

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MSWENDI42 7/20/2013 10:50PM

    Thanks AUNTC. I know that I need to spend time on SP daily. That is how I did it last time.I need the support of you guys and to also give support for it to work. There is no magic in it.

Patsy I have been tracking but not engaging on SP in any other way. I need to step it up. Thanks for the reminder:)

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AUNTC321 7/20/2013 5:40PM

    I wanted to offer some fantastic advice but I don't have any. The fact that you are still trying and working on your goals is in itself success. May your efforts be truly rewarded.

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PATSYB7 7/20/2013 1:13PM

    Congratulations on returning to Sparkpeople! Great first step. My friend SheCham says if you sort of Spark, it sort of works. The secret is to get in here, set your goals, join challenges, and track, track, track your food! Bite it, write it! Get going, good luck, and keep us posted. Your Spark friends care.
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fell of the wagon

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Due to health issues, physical therapy, and a horrible bout of poison ivy, I have had 3 series of Prednisoine steroid therapy. This has definitely caused my weight to go the wrong direction. I am trying to stay on track, but this heat is causing lots of issues with exercise.

I am getting the water, but not much exercise. I also am doing pretty well with food. I just need to keep measuring. I am not seeing much movement in the scale though...

keeping my head up...

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BILLALEX70 7/6/2012 3:06PM

    Hoping now that all the craziness has settled you've gotten back on track.

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MSWENDI42 7/5/2012 11:18PM

    The poison ivy treatment worked after two sets, thank goodness and yes I am tracking and drinking the water so that helps a lot.

I have tendonitis in both feet and I opted for the prednisone instead of shots in the bottom of my feet. SHould have just taken that emoticon

Thank you for the support. I definitely need it since I don't really have any.

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SHARPISTOL 7/4/2012 12:30AM

    emoticon I hate that prednisone! I will keep you in my prayers; and I hope things are getting better for you, now. I am not aware of what your health issues are; however, did you request, or ask, your Doctor if he cannot find another medication, that will do the same thing as the Prednisone Therapy? There are other options; and do not let him tell you, differently! A Specialist, like a Rheumatologist, should be able to help, or recommend something else! Prednisone has too many side effects; especially, weight gain! Try doing a lot of sedentary strength exercises; and see if you start to see any real physical changes, after a while of doing them, until you can fully partake in other exercises, again.


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ISAHLIA 7/4/2012 12:27AM

    Sometimes when you're under a doctors care you just have to continue doing the best you can. It has been horribly hot and I think it is effecting a lot of us. But look at what you've been doing right, drinking water. I bet you've even been tracking your food and working hard at staying in your calories. The treatment for your poison ivy hopefully wont last too much longer and then it will be easier to see your hard earned results. Stick with it!

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