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#31 kareng

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:03 AM

That's a bunch of fun so I do art on the side to keep from going wacko. I mostly make abstract encaustics right now. By my count that is 3 artists so far so the ESL teachers better watch out!



I like to pretend I'm an artist when I do my little projects. Does that count as half a point? ;)
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#32 ravenwoodglass

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:54 AM

I like to pretend I'm an artist when I do my little projects. Does that count as half a point? ;)


It counts as a full one. Your not pretending if your doing creative projects you are an artist. Art isn't found just in gallerys and musuems. :)
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

I think everyone is at least a closet artist. It seems to me that all kids like to draw when they are young. Even if it is stick figures they like to do it. Then at some point most of the kids get turned off on drawing for whatever reason. So they become repressed artists. So my figuring is that there are lots more artists in reality than ESL teachers if we count all the repressed artists out there. Course some of them let their creativity out in other ways besides drawing. Like music, acting, singing, engineering, medicine, homemaking, librarying, sports, bus driving, mathematicians, scientists, writing or something else. There's lots of ways to let creativity out in to the world really. And they are all important.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:52 PM

I was a art major in college. But I liked any kind of art better than I liked to write term papers...so I borrowed one....OOOPS!!! :ph34r:

One offspring got the talent gene. She is mostly self taught and proficient in oils, pastels and photography. She prefers her own company, rather than that of others. Other offspring got the social gene. She was talented enough to schedule one sleep over for Saturday night, the moment the Friday night sleep over left, with no down time in between. :huh:
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#35 Mango04

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:21 PM

now. By my count that is 3 artists so far so the ESL teachers better watch out! By the way my 2nd wife was an ESL teacher so they are a force to be reckoned with.


:lol:

So my figuring is that there are lots more artists in reality than ESL teachers if we count all the repressed artists out there.


:lol:

That would have been my original guess but who knows. Any other ESL teachers out there in the celiac world care to come forward? :rolleyes:
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

Well before I had my baby I worked full time as a graphic designer. I had to quit because of all my medical problems I just couldn't handle it. ( damn celiac!!) Now I'm a stay at home mom to my wonderful baby, full time domestic goddess, and trying to launch my freelance carrer from home! Very difficult with severe fatigue and baby!! But that's ok I'm loving every minute being with her!!
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#37 jess_gf

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

Right now I work part-time doing audio edits and other related stuff for a webconferencing company that caters to big Pharma :P I used to work there full time, but there was another round of layoffs and they gutted my department. Shock of shocks they've been having trouble meeting client deadlines since then.. but I digress!

I like that I can work part-time from home now. Since being diagnosed I spend a lot of time cooking and planning and researching and it's definitely easier at meal time being at home with a kitchen. But I do feel a bit lost, like I'm not contributing enough to society (or making enough $$). I have been looking around for another job but haven't had much luck yet. It would be really cool to work for Celiac awareness somehow, but I haven't seen anything out there like that.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

What a better way to use the last of my 10 required posts than to introduce myself. Can't wait to get the secret handshake!

I am a bit awed by the talent, education and careers here. My job is simple, but gives me the best of all worlds. I'm a sales rep for an airline, and get to work at home (and not poke my nose out the door for days at a time during our bitterly cold winters) and travel when I want to (and I want to a lot!)

I'm owned by 2 cats, 2 children (girl in college, boy is a senior in HS) and one wonderful husband. I love beading jewelry, writing, geneology (researched husband's family back to the 13th century), and travel. I once combined my two hobbies by taking my family to England to see the ruins of his family's ancestral castle.

Sorry, not a ESL teacher, nor an artist. Even my jewelry making is more like paint by numbers than any real creativity. :P
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol: I am cracking up at gluten-free/DC guy..farting and belching...seriously, who in THIS CROWD DOESN't DO those!! LOL LOL

What I see here is a bunch of great people who have a lot in COMMON actually....!!

All creative and passionate pursuits....art--in its various forms, photography, cooking, reading, volunteering, raising children, teaching, our PETS, traveling.

This is a cool thread!!!
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:04 PM

aerean raises a good point...Do we have a secret handshake?? :P
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

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#41 etta694

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

First of all, I WANT US TO HAVE A SECRET HANDSHAKE!!!
(and the cone of silence too.. )

I loved reading through this.. I hope it keeps going!
I am a home schooling mom with a teenage son. BUT.. before that.. I was (I'll start at the beginning -)

Photo plant color corrector (they use to have those)
Darkroom technician for a professional photographer
Framer and Poster Salesperson
Teacher Aide for Hearing Impaired
Teacher Aide for Mentally and Physically Challenged students
Notetaker for Hearing Impaired Adult Basic Education students
Technical Institute bookstore computer inventory clerk
Hairdresser

Wait.. am I looking a bit unfocused? :blink: I always loved something new, never was fired, always had a job lined up before I moved to something else.. I loved the adventure. Those were the days before I had my son and.... the evil gluten monster bit me. :ph34r:
We have (now) a chinchilla and a budgie. We used up 2 hamsters and 2 gerbils and a fish.
I am a farmer's daughter. I love the country.

My theory is that people who love pets are have gluten problems. The thing now is to find the correlation between certain animals and whether it is gluten intolerant or Celiac or Celiac with soy intolerance or dairy allergy or....
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Anemia and IBS through my life
2005 Joint pain, exhaustion, general feeling of not being well 2006 Beginning of testing for everything but Celiac 2008 Bloating, more muscle stiffness, feeling sicker, more exhausted-testing 'normal' 2010 March insides begin to shut down, cough that won't go away 2010 June Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, biopsy - all show no problems
Self diagnosed gluten intolerant - went gluten free. Within 3 days feeling better.
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#42 etta694

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

Oh, ya (brag, brag..) I also was a hot air balloon pilot. :) Just had to put that in there.
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Anemia and IBS through my life
2005 Joint pain, exhaustion, general feeling of not being well 2006 Beginning of testing for everything but Celiac 2008 Bloating, more muscle stiffness, feeling sicker, more exhausted-testing 'normal' 2010 March insides begin to shut down, cough that won't go away 2010 June Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, biopsy - all show no problems
Self diagnosed gluten intolerant - went gluten free. Within 3 days feeling better.
After 5 days - insides began to move
Now - feel better than I have felt for 15 years (except when I gluten myself.. which I'm good at)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:23 PM

Just now came across this thread!
(haven't read through the whole thread yet, but looks like I have things in common w/ a few of you)

as a teenager, I was a newspaper deliverer, and during school ran track/ cross country, and was in orchestra (played the viola). During the summers I got job working as a groundskeeper at either a local park or cemetary.

Spent five years in college trying to figure out 'what I wanted to do'--- I never did figure that out. I worked in the campus computer lab-- realized computers were not one of my talents!

When I had to leave school so we could move to Idaho, my DH & I had been married 1 1/2 years.

After moving to SE Idaho, I worked @ a thrift store as a cashier, & then as a clothing sorter. Given the right working conditions, I would do that again in a heartbeat. This job was a temp job, though- they are just a steeping stone for people who want/ need full time employment, and they often pay for training in whatever job the employee may want/ need (along w/ the training you get working for them!)-- With my husband having disabilities, they paid for my CNA training, in the hopes that that would allow me to be paid for taking care of my husband-- later we found out that most states don't allow spouses to be paid for caring for a chronically ill/disabled spouse. But I was able to use my CNA certification to work as a home health aide or at group homes for the developmentally disabled for about 5 years.
I had to quit a couple years ago, though. With caring for my husband and working, we weren't getting ahead, and my own health was beginning to suffer.
[Everything on 'my list' that you see in my signature, excluding my thyroid problems, has cropped up since I quit working]
So, now, I am an unpaid caregiver/ mini- chef/ taxi driver/ reader/ on-call gopher and sometimes nurse (and a few more things... I just can't think of them off the top of my head) for my husband ;) :blink: , and I also drive 6 days a week for a friend who also is visually impaired (usually only an hour or two a day).

I am also involved with a few disability/ caregiver related support groups.

I also enjoy crocheting. I like to buy yarn from thrift stores (cheaper for me that way, plus it's a good way of supporting a variety of good charities, plus it's kinda fun figuring out what to do with all sort of colors of yarn). I usually make baby blankets to give away to friends, but sometimes I will make other things. Right now I'm working on a few things to donate to our NFB (National Federation of the Blind) State convention in a couple weeks to be given out as door prizes.
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#44 Juliebove

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

I don't do much any more. I used to work in retail. Became ill when my daughter was not quite a year old. End result, I'm now disabled. I do write some. Not as much as I did before I had my daughter. I used to write a lot. Mainly poetry.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

I have to post simply because I'm the third ESL teacher here so far. Is there some sort of connection between gluten and ESL that I'm unaware of? :unsure: :lol:


I think there may be a connection to cats as well. Have you noticed all the cat lovers on this forum? There are so may cat avatars!!

P.S. I'm an Air Force Veteran, and now a stay at home mom. Before being diagnosed, I was sick in bed all the time, thus making me a stay in bed mom! I'm glad that has changed.
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