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Lisa

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I've taught English as a Second Language on and off in various capacities for over 15 years.

This year I took a year off to regain my health and focus on my other career as a Family Manager ;).

Now that I've regained my health, I'm enjoying spending more time supporting a very small Japanese church in their efforts to reach out to the Japanese speaking community.

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I've taught English as a Second Language on and off in various capacities for over 15 years.

This year I took a year off to regain my health and focus on my other career as a Family Manager ;).

Now that I've regained my health, I'm enjoying spending more time supporting a very small Japanese church in their efforts to reach out to the Japanese speaking community.

COOL :)

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I have a BA in Psychology, 4 years of IT experince, but am working as a Bookkeeper.

I hope to one day be the be the coolest stay at home mom, and run my own little business (stampin up, tupperware, pampered chef kinda thing). My kids will be perfect and I'll never break a sweat. I will also live in an awesome house with a waterfall in it.

Until then, I live in a one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend of 4 1/2 years who thinks marriage is a four letter word. If i can work it out, I want to go back to school soon. Don't know what I would like to do yet. Nutritionist is looking good. Maybe Chiropractor.

Ok, yeah I'm lost.

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I forgot to add, I want a nice house in the country too. SunnyDyrain's post about the waterfall in the house reminds me of the real nice house I hope to be able to build one day.

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I was a nurse in a former life. Then got a degree in English and worked in Medical Publishing for about 10 years (editorial stuff). Now I investigate medical insurance claims. Sometimes it's routine, but catching insurance scammers is the highlight of my job... and holy cow... are they out there!!

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I forgot to add, I want a nice house in the country too. SunnyDyrain's post about the waterfall in the house reminds me of the real nice house I hope to be able to build one day.

My house will have a maid too, thus letting me be a SAHM and not break a sweat :P

:P

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Hi everyone.

I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

I performed most of the clinical test that most of you mentioned here.

Currently I am working for a company that makes intruments for the laboratory. I teach the customers how to maintain their new instruments, and how to perform the patient testings.

I teach Hematology which the study of blood, and Coagulation which deals how the body makes and destroys the clots.

My wife she is in the Special Education field. She teaches the high school kids with problems.

We have three beautiful daugthers Emily(10 years), Elizabeth (5.5 years), and Erika (2.5 years).

So you can imagine how busy we are. Life is fun and precious we have to enjoy it all we can.

Best regards to everyone.

Ps: Lisa this is a great discussion from everyone, thanks for bringing this topic back.

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Hi everyone.

I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

I performed most of the clinical test that most of you mentioned here.

Currently I am working for a company that makes intruments for the laboratory. I teach the customers how to maintain their new instruments, and how to perform the patient testings.

I teach Hematology which the study of blood, and Coagulation which deals how the body makes and destroys the clots.

My wife she is in the Special Education field. She teaches the high school kids with problems.

We have three beautiful daugthers Emily(10 years), Elizabeth (5.5 years), and Erika (2.5 years).

So you can imagine how busy we are. Life is fun and precious we have to enjoy it all we can.

Best regards to everyone.

Ps: Lisa this is a great discussion from everyone, thanks for bringing this topic back.

My old boss when I worked in the Clinical Labs left to take a job with Abbott Labs and she loves it!

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My old boss when I worked in the Clinical Labs left to take a job with Abbott Labs and she loves it!

I work for Beckman celiac3270 and I love it. I've been here for almost seven years.

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Great topic!

I am a Technical Writer for software. I'm the person who writes the manuals and instructions for software or cell phones. I also work on web pages, process and procedure documents, and training materials. It's fun!

I have two kids: one with a peanut/tree nut allergy and one going through testing for allergies. So far I am the only Celiac, but the baby has the gene :( . We are hoping her only allergy will be to Dairy/Casein, but I think she'll have more. She seems to constantly have problems. We are currently battling chronic ear infections and the need for ear tubes. So I am without sleep regularly.

The dogs keep life entertaining. They steal toys and food when they can get it. Forces the kids to pickup, which is good news for me!

Life is busy and I wouldn't have it any other way :P

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I am a Sahm of 5 kids, my step-son is 13, then i have a 7 yr old boy, 5 yr old boy, 4 yr old girl and almsot 3 yr old girl. So that is a full time job all by itself.

I have a few bachelor degrees in psychology, criminology, gerontology, sociology and womens studes. I also have an masters in counseling. I have put my career on hold until all my kids are in school. Someday I want to get my ph.d, i use to be undecided on what i wanted to get it in, butnow i know i want to get involved with celiac or any aspect of the celiac world.

But for now now my kids are my world, and all the activiites that they partake in. I am very lucky to able to stay home with them and provide them with everything that life has to offer.

paula

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I have a few bachelor degrees in psychology, criminology, gerontology, sociology and womens studes. I also have an masters in counseling. I have put my career on hold until all my kids are in school.

Paula, I Love the way you drop it in that you have a couple of degrees as well as 5 kids!!!...Fabulous!!!!...and in really interesting subjects too!!

I have been toying with the idea of starting an 'open university' (from home) degree in psychology.

It fascinates me!! ..my dream job would to be a criminal psychologist!! LOL! (think I've left it a bit late in the day now as I'm nearly 40 ;) )

I am a ''SAHM'' and have been for the last 18yrs ( :o )

3 boys 18, 14, and 12yrs middle son has Downs Syndrome & celiac disease.

Hubby had to give up work some 5 yrs ago due to rapidly declining health (arthritis and long time undx celiac disease to name a few :rolleyes: ) but was in the building trade as a painter and decorator - we've been on disability since then.

In a past life I was a hairdresser and still do a bit here and there :)

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I'm a student, getting my MBA (Masters in Business Administration)

I'm also working hard on starting a new company.

I worked for many years in sales, management and marketing for outdoor/kayaking companies.

Geoff

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I work for Beckman celiac3270 and I love it. I've been here for almost seven years.

What analyzers do you work on?? I work in the Chemistry department in the lab, and we just got rid of our (beloved) LX-20s and boy do I miss them!! :)

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I'm a single mom of a beautiful 2 1/2 yr old boy. I work full time doing home health(CNA) and I go to school 3/4 time to finish my RN!!!!

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I have been toying with the idea of starting an 'open university' (from home) degree in psychology.

It fascinates me!! ..my dream job would to be a criminal psychologist!! LOL! (think I've left it a bit late in the day now as I'm nearly 40 ;) )

I read a good perspective on this once. A woman who always wanted to get her degree wanted to wait until her kids were grown. Then she kept talking herself out of it because of her age. "I'd like to get my degree, but in four years I'll be 50." Someone asked her, "And how old will you be in four years if you don't get your degree?"

The woman got her degree, with honors, and went on to have a career she loved.

Time marches on no matter what we do. It's up to us to fill it with things we enjoy.

Nancy

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I read a good perspective on this once. A woman who always wanted to get her degree wanted to wait until her kids were grown. Then she kept talking herself out of it because of her age. "I'd like to get my degree, but in four years I'll be 50." Someone asked her, "And how old will you be in four years if you don't get your degree?"

The woman got her degree, with honors, and went on to have a career she loved.

Time marches on no matter what we do. It's up to us to fill it with things we enjoy.

Nancy

Great point! Did anyone see that article last week about the 95 woman who graduated from college. Certainly proves it's never to late :)

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Paula, I Love the way you drop it in that you have a couple of degrees as well as 5 kids!!!...Fabulous!!!!...and in really interesting subjects too!!

I have been toying with the idea of starting an 'open university' (from home) degree in psychology.

It fascinates me!! ..my dream job would to be a criminal psychologist!! LOL! (think I've left it a bit late in the day now as I'm nearly 40 ;) )

I am a ''SAHM'' and have been for the last 18yrs ( :o )

3 boys 18, 14, and 12yrs middle son has Downs Syndrome & celiac disease.

Hubby had to give up work some 5 yrs ago due to rapidly declining health (arthritis and long time undx celiac disease to name a few :rolleyes: ) but was in the building trade as a painter and decorator - we've been on disability since then.

In a past life I was a hairdresser and still do a bit here and there :)

I have so many degrees cause i couldnt decide what i wanted to be when i grew up lol. I started off pre-law, but that had too many 8 am classes lol, then i switched over to accounting, and then i thought about it that i would get bored just working with numbers day after day and that it wouldnt be that intersting. So then i started to just take as many classes i could in any field and that is what i ended up with. I also got an teaching certificate to teach k-6, but that has long expired. I use to teach at the middle school and at an open high school. That was very rewarding, but it was hard cause some of hte students at the open high school were only 1 or 2 yrs younger then me.

I am so happy I got my degreees first then got married then had kids. I really miss college. It has been 10 yrs since i received my masters. I always tell my family i will get my ph.d, i dont care if i am 60 when i get it.

So if you want to go school, go for it, no matter what the age.

paula

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I teach ESL in the Embassies here in Ottawa. Right now I teach most of my classes in the French Embassy (fascinating group, these French diplomats)! I am also a very starving artist...I do murals commercially and I also do portrait work from home. I'm not in the least science or math-minded, but I still manage to be geek extraordinaire!

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Paula, I had (have) one that went through the seven year plan and has ONE degree. :blink: How in the world did you do it???? It's in Chemistry, so I guess I have to give her a little slack.

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I teach ESL in the Embassies here in Ottawa. Right now I teach most of my classes in the French Embassy (fascinating group, these French diplomats)! I am also a very starving artist...I do murals commercially and I also do portrait work from home. I'm not in the least science or math-minded, but I still manage to be geek extraordinaire!

EMILY!!!! I want you picture back. Don't want to look at some bruiser puck putter. (don't hurt me Canada :ph34r: - in mask).

Question from US-Southern, how many of Canadians that post here are fluent in french and what is your primary language? Just a question of interest from the land down under.

(I would love to see some of your work)

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