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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hey. Life is CRAZY right now.

Job hunting.

Working a part time job.

Getting kid off to school every day and making sure she has what she needs from her Mommy.

Stress-induced irritable bowel. (oh yeah-it's fun)

I have only been exercising intermittently. I have not been tracking food. Every time I sit at the computer, I feel like I HAVE to apply for more jobs. Not be on Spark. I miss you guys!

My focus is so non-existent. But I am feeling like I am honing in on it.

Change is soooooo super hard, especially when EVERYTHING in your life is changing.

I sold the majority of my Child Care stuff at a garage sale. (yep, I am committed to change!) It went well, I didn't cry or anything. Thirteen years of STUFF is a lot; I feel lighter.

I'm excited to have a whole world of possibilities at my feet. Now, if I could just get the hiring managers see the genius that is me!

I am strongly feeling like I have to defer school until August (I was due to start in Jan). I just don't have a good handle on money right now. I would feel better if I knew that I could afford it. Deferring doesn't feel wrong. It honestly feels like an answer to a prayer. I will lose nothing but time. If I start in Jan and end up having to drop out because of lack of funds--Then I lose everything.

I will try to be back more often. But, I am in no position to make promises.

Thanks for hanging with me Spark-Peeps!

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JUSTMISHY 9/28/2010 11:55AM

    After a long hiatus myself due largely to the interference of LIFE, I know how you feel! But hang in there, we are all here when you are able to be. We'll wait for you, think of you and pray for you. Let it be an encourgagement to know that your "cyber-friends at SP" care for you and wish you all the best in your choices. I am particularly encouraged that you have moved forward with an all or nothing approach, you will do well! emoticon

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GOROSIEO 9/28/2010 8:19AM

    Change is always hard, but you have your goal in my mind. I wish it was less stressful for you though. Once you get the job, things will ease up. Taking care of yourself is important to your family and to the job hunt and TO YOU.

Good luck.

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BUDRFLY31 9/28/2010 8:12AM

    Hang in there! We will be here when you need us!

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Garlic Breath

Monday, September 13, 2010

Don't come too close.

I just made hummus.

I used one clove of garlic.

I wreak!

Let's hope I don't have to be close to anyone the rest of today. Ha Ha

***I have applied for two more jobs today. I have filled out benevolence forms and submitted them to my church (hope they can help). I went on a kick-butt bike ride yesterday. I walked 2 miles today. My foot is sooooo mad at me. When I was gone, I bruised the foot with the neuroma, and it is not healed. Yet I must exercise! I am trying so hard to stay positive about weight loss and healthy eats. It is so hard. Grr!

On a sad note. I went to a funeral of a family friend Friday and then got tragic news Sat. morn that the nephew of one of my closest friends was killed that night. He was 17 years old. I used to babysit him. His mother passed away just this last Nov. of cancer. His Dad and brother are in deep despair. Please keep them in your prayers and send some comforting thoughts their way.

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REINEMARGOT 9/13/2010 2:02PM

    Ok, so I won't kiss ya ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Dear Thomas',

I am not a New Yorker, but I do know what a bagel is supposed to be. Thomas'--you ain't it!

You really should stick to English Muffins--but I bet that a real English Muffin would also claim that -You ain't it!

The best I can say is that I saved money by buying them. And that they are a piece of BREAD with a hole in the middle.

Longing for a real bagel,
Jenn S.

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CMJONES77065 9/10/2010 2:17PM

It sure is hard to settle for a substitute when what you want is the real deal!

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GOROSIEO 9/10/2010 10:01AM

    I think your are suppose to eat them an imagine real bagel. Also think a real bagel is equal to 5 pieces of bread!

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Ack! School is back in session today!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I am back from my sad/happy trip. Funeral for Grandma went well. It was really cool seeing the relatives from that side of the family. Too bad it takes a death to make it happen. I was in Detroit for that part.

I went to the western side of the state (Holland and Grand Haven) to visit with my brother and cousin. It had been planned before the death/funeral. We had a BLAST! Now I gotta find a job! (I will post pics of vaca soon).


5:30 am wake up. 6:30am out the door. Yay Middle School schedule. And I still have a before and after school elementary aged kid (until I find a more permanent job). I have to leave in 10 minutes to get him on the bus, and keep thinking I am going to forget.)

I have an interview/presentation with a woman about doing massage for the employees at her company. I've never done this type of massage in this way before. I have to get cracking on coming up with some fabulous reasons for her to pay me to do this on a regular basis. It could be some good money. I just hope I have the stamina to do 12 or more chair massages in a row in a two hour period. I am used to people coming to me and spending an hour with them. Chair is so much more work, and harder on the hands. But I will do it!

Anybody have this benefit at their work place? What do you think? Does it help?

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THINWITHIN18 9/8/2010 4:42PM

    If my employer had it, I'd use it! Best of luck with your plans.

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WISEONE68 9/7/2010 10:16AM

    ooooh...getting back into that school routine!!
your job opportunity sounds like a win-win for everyone!!
we don't have massage at work...but, I would definitely sign up if it were an option...
You can help so many people with your great skilled hands!! Hope it all works out for you!!

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    NKU has a wellness center in the UC building just for massages. I'm not sure how much it's utilized but I know of several people who go there for medical type massage after injuries and surgeries. I've never tried it out because I ALWAYS come to you!!

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GOROSIEO 9/7/2010 9:01AM

    Just saying the word "massage" makes me want one.

Good luck today.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My grandmother is in hospice (five hours away).

This is my last full week of work, then I am part time.

I have to have full time work to make my ends meet.

I have been applying to jobs, but have gotten no responses, yet.

I am keeping faith that everything will work out, but it is hard.

Please lift me up.

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    Thinking and praying for you. Does good sam have any student employment jobs? I was in your same shoes a few years ago when I was a student at Cincy State. I went to the financial aid office and applied for a work study job. Didn't make much but it was right on campus so I didn't have to drive all over town and it was a quick easy job to get. I'll keep trying to think of opportunities.....keep the faith.

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LADYINOHIO 8/25/2010 9:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
wishing you luck and that your problems start getting resolved quickly!

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CJKOMODO 8/25/2010 7:42AM

    You are in my prayers.

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DIZIZZY7895 8/25/2010 7:09AM

    I know it's hard right now, but have faith that things will work out.


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