WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JULY 2018

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  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 8,307 Member
    I'm up but still tired..Mary Flood who is leaving the job at senior center ,sent her a friend request on Facebook and asked her about the job,she says basically your a social worker without the degree,there is grant writing....Lisa you will have to give me pointers on that if I do get the job...trip planning...which I would love ..won't get my hopes up...but would be a great fit for me.
  • IremiaRe
    IremiaRe Posts: 801 Member
    Pip!

    Is it time for the ride, again? Please send me the link, also.

    Hugs!

    Re in TX
  • csofled
    csofled Posts: 3,022 Member
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  • klanders30
    klanders30 Posts: 2,569 Member
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  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 14,440 Member
    yo peeps, sent you the link iremiaRe !! thanks!
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,071 Member
    exermom wrote: »

    Did Rodney Yee’s AM & PM yoga DVD I must say, that guy has one hot bod! The plan for tomorrow is to do some hula hoop, hold my plank then take the extremepump class.

    Barbara and Katla – my lenses are progressive and invisible bifocal, too. For some reason, the other day one of the pieces that go behind the ear just came right off so I had to get another pair of glasses asap. Fortunately, I was able to get them. But I’m not crazy about the new frames. Reminds me of my father some. I would like them thinner and smaller. Actually, I found a pair that I REALLY liked, only (unbeknownst to me) they were for a child.

    Mary – have fun at the party! You’re not going to do all that driving in one day, are you? Continued prayers for your daughter

    Did I tell you that we’re supposed to go up to Jess’ place in VA? She called and asked if we could help the bf move. Oh, I remember mentioning this (because I remember mentioning that we don’t have a problem helping our daughter – but her bf?). Well, honestly, I don’t know if he knows what he wants completely. He’s starting a new job. Since we’ve known him, this is the 4th job he’s had (I guess he and Jess have been together 2 or 3 years). He mentioned to me that he was going to be living somewhere else for 2 or 3 weeks. We were talking about this one bed that they have and he was saying about how he can probably keep a bed where he’s staying for a week or two. Then Jess told us that he’s moving in with 2 other people. So what’s going to happen, that I don’t know. I told him that if the only thing he’s thinking needs to come to the storage unit in NC is the bed, we could probably fit that in the back of our Outlook. I don’t know what his plans are for the other furniture. Then again – not my problem. I’m sure what he’s thinking is that we’ll come up, we take the bed, we drive to NC, and we unload it. Jess wants us to bring her cat down here. Update: now he's not moving in with the two friends, he's looking for an apt for himself. Well...not my problem

    Rita – I love reading about all your adventures.

    Esocha – welcome!

    Katla – we have one of the 40 gallon recycling bins and a 40 gallon garbage can. Honestly, after two weeks our recycling container is so full that there have been times when I’ve needed to borrow my neighbor’s recycling can. Yet, (fortunately) even after 2 weeks, our garbage can is usually only ½ full. I was reading in the paper, tho, that some cities are considering doing away with the recycling because too many people put trash and plastic bags, etc. into their garbage which taints the recyclables. We took a tour with the Newcomers to the local recycling place a while ago, and it was VERY interesting and informative.

    Pip – a good helmet is very very important. So glad you changed yours. We don’t need you having an accident.

    Well, we cleaned up Jess’ room which is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but especially now that we’ll be getting Shadow. See, right after Jess left and Shadow was with Colby, she started peeing out of the litter box. This was not like her at all. But our (and the vet’s) best guess is that she was expressing her displeasure at losing Jess. Well, she’ll be losing Colby so I’m trying to get prepared just in case she starts peeing at our house. We took a lot of Jess’ things and put them in her storage unit. Some of the other things I put in the closet. Vince thought I was being OCD, he felt that we should just leave the basket of clothing she had out in the open. To me, IF Shadow were to pee on it, I really don’t want to have to go finding out what piece of clothing she peed on. Vince told me I could just wash the whole load. Well, why do that if I can just put it in the closet? Then I went in the pool, now to get dinner ready

    Allison – yes, you do do well with the elderly. Sounds like a job made just for you. I do hope you get it

    Talking about food and hydration, when Vince went to the MD he was told that Gatorade was good to keep hydrated and that he should be sure to drink it cold, something about it getting into his system better. Anyway, he knows that I’m a big water drinker but I don’t mind if it’s room temperature, I just don’t like it really cold (I always order “water no ice”). I wonder if it’s the same way with water (you should try to drink it cold)

    Carol in GA – so sorry about your friend.

    I call Rebecca’s front pocket to be in when she goes to the hospital!!!!

    Vince got some lights to go over my ceramics so we’ll go out when it gets darker out and check them out.

    Michele in NC

    Wow you do a lot of moving for your kids. They are so blessed to have you and Vince. I agree though that I don't know if I would want to do it for the boyfriend.

    The same discussion is happening here with recycling and garbage, we as citizens aren't doing it correctly.

    I bet your yard looks beautiful at night with all of the lights.

    Tracey in Edmonton
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,071 Member
    Now when a scan is done the incision is smaller. The doctors know which area to go to. Your neck is not laid open.

    Attacking the house tomorrow, because they owner wants to "stop by" on Friday. I think to check up on us! He said he wants to pressure wash the back cement pad, but that is just an excuse. If he wants to pressure wash anything, it should be the sun room ceiling!

    I have to take a medical washdown, using a special wipe. No shampoo or soaps. So I am going to shampoo and scrub Monday morning, then medical wash Monday night, and I also have to do it Tuesday morning.

    Staying home tomorrow because the anesthesiologist iand the pre-op nurse will be calling me. I don't know when my surgery is yet. So no going to the gym with husband😕.
    Rebecca

    Good luck tomorrow.

    My daughter's landlord checks in with them about every 3 or 4 months as well. I have never had this in all the years I rented. Landlord's only ever came in when I called them about something. Here a landlord has to give 24 hours written notice to enter the property. I wouldn't like being checked up on all the time, not that I would have anything to worry about.

    Tracey in Edmonton
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,071 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    I'm back at University (Uni) again!

    I am now officially in my Master's Degree program.

    In Australia, a person gets their Bachelor's Degree (4-5 years of University). I did that in Canada, and my 4-year Bachelor of Education was accepted in its entirety here in Australia.

    (A person could also go the Vocational Education and Training route ... attending TAFE or a private college to get a diploma or certificate in a more skills-based area. I have done something similar in Canada as well - getting Engineering Technology, Software Development, Business Administration - Accounting, etc.)

    However ... after the Bachelor's Degree, a person might want to pursue a Master's Degree.

    There are (at least) two ways of doing this:

    1) Complete a Bachelor's Degree, then leap right into the Master's.
    If the Master's is in the same area as your Bachelor's Degree, your Master's will be 12 courses (1.5 years full time). If the Master's in is a different area as your Bachelor's Degree, your Master's will be 16 courses (2 years full time) because you'll take 4 additional courses to bring you up to speed.

    2) Complete a Bachelor's Degree, then ease into the Master's by taking it stages.
    If your Master's is in the same area as your Bachelor's Degree, you'd take 4 courses and acquire a Graduate Diploma. Then you'd take the remaining 8 to get the Master's.
    If your Master's is a different area as your Bachelor's Degree, you would take 4 courses to acquire a Graduate Certificate and get up to speed in the new area. Then 4 courses to acquire a Graduate Diploma. Then the remaining 8 courses to get the Master's.

    Getting the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma both improve employment odds because some jobs will say that they want someone with at least a Graduate Diploma in this area. In other words, they want someone who has a 4-5 year Bachelor's Degree in whatever plus additional courses at a Master's level to get them up to a Graduate Diploma level, ideally specialising in a particular area.


    As I mentioned I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education ... when I decided to pursue my Master's I wanted to do it in IT. So I took the 4 courses and graduated with a Graduate Certificate in 2016. Then I took 4 courses, and will graduate with a Graduate Diploma this coming August. And now I have commenced the first of the 8 courses to get my Master's.

    I take the courses 1 at a time because I work full-time and just can't handle more than 1 at a time.


    Fortunately my instructors know all about the situation with my husband and have been surprisingly supportive. So hopefully this will go all right.

    Essentially ...

    "This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment."


    Machka in Oz

    Do you work in IT now? I don't know how you can keep up with all you are doing right now to think about another course. Good for you for doing it.

    Tracey in Edmonton
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,071 Member
    Grrrrrrrrrr!
    Just heard from our agents that the vendors agents haven't sent the Memorandum of Sale to our solicitors so they have not yet opened a file on it. :o:o:o:o:o:o:o Unbelievable! They are now emailing it. Fortunately we are not asking for searches or surveys as that delays things a lot. We had heard that our vendors have filled in all their docs.
    I despair!
    Unfortunately DH isn't as keen as me on chasing people up. I don't want him to feel I am interfering, but I would have double checked. Grrrrrrrrrr. Last move I know he felt I was taking over, so I've reined back a bit this time and I do hate paper work, so I felt fine about that. But I do think people need a kick from time to time or you fall to the bottom of the pile.
    My son was asking about dates etc and I had no idea. He would definitely be on to it.

    Sorry for the rant!
    Going down there on Thursday and meeting up again with the agents.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxx

    I'm like you, I would need to be following up with people so things like this didn't happen. I'm the paper pusher in our marriage, I fear what will happen to my husband if anything happens to me. He has refused for years to do anything paperwork wise, for benefits, insurance any of it. I have one file box that my daughter's both know about so they can lead their Father through it if it ever comes to it.

    Hopefully, the rest of the house purchase goes smooth.

    Tracey in Edmonton
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,034 Member
    Mary Your sister lost 147 lbs in 7 months? Twenty-one pounds a month? m1829.gif

    Sorry you didn't get a pic with your mom, but maybe somebody took an "unposed" one, and will surprise you with it.

    xoxo

    Karen in Virginia
  • fanncy0626
    fanncy0626 Posts: 6,494 Member
    Karen VA- look above your post! My sister did get a picture of me off of the video camera. Not a very good one but at least it shows I was present! I am actually presenting my mom with her cake. So she can blow out the candles. My sister had cancer removed and that's why she lost so much weight so quickly. She did it under doctors care.

    <3
  • bwcetc
    bwcetc Posts: 2,414 Member
    edited July 2018
    Mary ... great photo of your Mom and Sister! 147 pounds .... wow!!
  • LisaInAR
    LisaInAR Posts: 2,021 Member
    Allie, use me as a reference if you like. A little bit of pay-it- forward for Rori's kindness. I'll send you my contact info in an FB message.

    Lisa, in Dallas til Wednesday
  • 1948Peachy
    1948Peachy Posts: 1,511 Member
    Mary ~ Great picture of you, your sis, and mom. I think you and sis inherited good genes as your mom certainly doesn't look 90 yrs old.

    Alison ~ So sorry about the dental office closing. Is this for good? Prayers that you will get the senior center position. You will be great at it.

    Got my hair cut this AM and she got it too short. But, I always just tell myself it will grow. Wish I had asked for fine bangs. Thinking about doing it myself but I would probably mess it up.

    Carol in GA