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Progress, School, Freebies

February 26th, 2014 at 05:49 am

Well, since I've left my funk behind I've been to the Y seven consecutive days in a row and averaged 3 miles each. I was sick yesterday and limped along with a 9:40 minute mile. I'm going to run a 5K for a charity I like to support on May 18. I am seeing the benefit of having goals and like the sense of feeling of accomplishment.

I am returning to school. I have a Masters in Science of Clinical Psychology which I haven't done much with in the past. I've become involved in a group of survivors of spiritually abusive childhoods, and have decided to move in that direction as far as a specialty. I'm taking three classes the quarter that starts 3/31 (ending 6/6). I'll be taking Intro to Pastoral Care, Pastoral Ethics, and Sexual Ethics and the Family. I'll be at a seminary very close to home.

What this means for my family is: my oldest daughter is getting her license. The kids will be in charge of Mondays, getting homework done, dinner on the table, and then to various activities. Thankfully everything is in a 1 mile radius. It will be an interesting exercise and I'm very anxious to see what doors are opened for me by this move.

Well, since we've got a large family (and I think perceived as being in the modest income range) we always get the left over from parish functions. My husband was a chaperone with the Scouts this weekend at a water park in the Wisconsin Dells. We ended up with 20 snack size bags of chips, 48 water bottles, 30 juice boxes. Then we got a call from our friend (the other chaperone) that we didn't get the deli items. 3# of ham, 1.5# of turkey, and 1.5# of roast beef. Sandwiches are on the menu for the rest of the week.

And I was shopping with my parents yesterday and they bought me a new winter coat (white wool for warmer weather). A $200 Liz Claiborne down to $29.97. I would have purchased it for myself, but my mom said to consider it an Easter gift. I'm doing much better accepting help and gifts. Smile

It is freezing here in the Midwest. With more snow predicted. Tired of this!

4 Responses to “Progress, School, Freebies”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I am assuming you will have to pay for the classes? Will that strain your budget? Since you will be VERY close to home, I assume it is not Loyola you are attending. I have heard, however, that their Institute of Pastoral Care is world-renowned.

    I'm curious as to what is meant by spiritually abusive. Do you mind explaining? I don't mean you have to give me personal examples!

    Great haul on the snacks and deli items! And I've always loved winter white coats!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Good for you!!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Brilliant!

  4. wife of the deacon Says:


    @ CB - Funding for this is coming from state income tax refund and DH's 2013 annual bonus paid out at the end of March. Looking at it as an investment in my future. Smile

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