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At my youngest daughter's graduation May 2012, with my husband and gorgeous girls.

A couple of years and about 30 pounds ago

This summer & a big part of why I am on Sparkpeople. Ick.


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    Well, I agree that raising a portion of my own salary sounds crazy, but being a non-profit, we work solely on donations to operate as it is. If we aren't getting any donations, we don't have money to operate. So, it's just asking for donations that are earmarked specifically to help me out. If I don't raise the 30%, I still get paid- no pay cuts. I just get a stern "Try harder" type talking to during my yearly evaluation if my percentage isn't met. And while for bookkeeping purposes the donation is for me, it goes into our general fund and ends up helping all of us out.

    As for the killer commute... if I'm driving alone, I probably won't get much done as far as studying. But, if I can make the most of my time, I will. I may look into purchasing a digital recorder and asking to record lectures. That way I can listen to them on my way home. And I can probably record vocab, key points, etc, myself and make a "Study Mix" if I can't find any podcasts. Maybe I'll luck out and my lectures will already be available as podcasts!

    Thank you so much for your input. I really appreciate you taking the time to read that monster blog and adding your thoughts. They're really helpful!
    17 days ago
    You are absolutely right. Not having any decisions to make, yet not knowing what the next few weeks/months will hold, is driving me bonkers. I'm going to look for other work opportunities in the meantime, including near the school. You're right, if I can use my time wisely it could pay off nicely.
    32 days ago
    Hi :) hope your day is wonderful! I added you as a friend
    59 days ago
    Whelp the forecasted storms were mostly a lot of sound n' fury - we had some thunder & lightning, that is true, but when it was all said & done only 0.5" rain!
    Of course more rain is forecast for this weekend but as I told my trainer, I've ridden in the rain before & I didn't melt...
    61 days ago
    I just emailed you with the link. Be on the lookout for
    81 days ago
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