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mooshie last won the day on August 7 2016

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    Quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, reading, spinning, anything crafty!
  1. mooshie

    I did it!

    Ahh, thank you for the clearing that up for me.
  2. mooshie

    I did it!

    Thanks! What's a JD?
  3. mooshie

    I did it!

    So in March I posted about the fact that I would be graduating soon. Well, I did it! I graduated (with high honors even!), took my scary certification exam which I passed. I'm now licensed and have a (very) part time job! *phew!* That was a crazy 3 years of school! And, I'm happy to report that I graduated debt-free. I'm quite certain that to most of the world it will sound crazy when I say this. Now I have the unique "problem" of not really knowing what to do with the little bit of money I am earning. It's not really a real problem, really just something I have yet to decide on. I *th
  4. It's been a LONG time since I last posted, but for some reason I was feeling the urge to post tonight. If you recall I was really questioning my schooling decision. But since I'll be done in 4 weeks I suppose it looks like I will really graduate! I'm really excited about the prospect of actually having a college degree, and at finally finishing this program! But I don't really let myself think about being finished very much yet because I'm not done yet. BUT, as of 3:15 pm on April 22nd I will officially be done with my school work, and then I will really let myself believe it and get all exc
  5. Yeah, it's not so much about the money as it is that I was looking for something fulfilling to do while the kids are in school besides buy more crafting supplies and clean the house. The only influence making money has had in this decision is that I didn't want to spend the money to go to school and have a job that pays what I could earn in a job that doesn't require a degree. For instance, I didn't want to be an LPN who would earn $10-12/hr when I could earn more than that at the local credit union w/o spending any money for tuition. So I was just looking for something fulfilling and enjoy
  6. Oh yes, I neglected to mention home health. It is also something I have considered, but have no experience with. So I have not been turned away from it yet. And a note, it's not so much that I have to use crafts on a daily basis, it's more that I feel I was lead to believe that OT is more fun/less stress than it appears to be that is scaring me off. I want to do something I'll enjoy, not something that will make me a big ball of stress when I come home. But I think a great deal of that will be determined by the setting I work in and the patients I work with. So I think looking around to
  7. Well depending on your area of OT crafts can be used a LOT, or not at all. In psych they are used quite often to facilitate a calming effect, or sequencing skills, or in the medical setting they can be used with a client who needs to work on fine motor skills. They are often used in schools as well due to the fact that children often receive OT services for a fine motor delay, and crafts are a great way to work on fine motor skills. Crafts CAN be used in many OT settings, though they often are not either because the OT practitioner doesn't like crafts and doesn't use them in their practice, or
  8. A COTA is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. It is equal to a PTA (Physical Thearpy Assistant) in that we can carry out treatment plans. It is a level below an OT (with a master's degree) and my school is accredited by AOTA (the American Occupational Therapy Association). So don't worry about the program. There are currently more jobs for COTAs in my state than there are in my program ready to graduate next year and the field is growing, so having a job in OT should I want it is not a concern. Sorry, I didn't clarify that earlier. Thank you for the replies. I will have to consid
  9. Thank you for the responses. I'll try to answer the questions that have come up. There are several things about OT that I don't want to do: I don't want to work in a hospital or a school, this greatly limits where I can work, but doesn't eliminate everywhere. I am not particularly interested in taking people to the bathroom or shower. I suppose outpatient isn't so unappealing to me at the moment, though I have no experience with it. I don't actually know if there is something I could do with my degree besides working directly with patients. I suppose there is, but I also don't think those ar
  10. *Sigh* Remember last summer when I found out I got into the program I had applied to and I was SO excited? Well, I'm just about to finish up my first year and I'm honestly not sure it's worth it to finish. The program is driving me crazy due to the teachers not knowing what they're doing (2 of them are VERY new, not very good teachers, who change the syllabus several times in a semester, and don't know when things are due when you ask them. 1 of them even acts annoyed when you ask her a question). Other than the annoyance of the program and teachers not knowing what they're doing, I'm real
  11. Oh sorry. I looked back and realized I haven't actually posted in a year! Yes, OTA= Occupational Therapy Assistant. Thanks for the encouragement! Only a week to go in this semester! Then just 2 semesters of classes and 1 of fieldwork (unpaid internship). LOL! Makes it sound like it's almost over.
  12. So... I have been MIA for quite some time. Just wanted to drop in and say hi. I'm still alive and kickin' and I think I mentioned in my last post that I got accepted into the OTA program at my local community college. So the school now owns my soul Seriously, I hate it. I spend SO much time at school and doing homework. I "only" have 3 semesters left... unless I change my major. I don't really want to quit this program, but it's driving me insane. But on the plus side this is the last week of class and next week is finals week. So, I'm almost done with this semester, and maybe next semester w
  13. mmm...I could mix it with rice crispies too. I'm getting so many ideas!
  14. Mmmm, I just made your granola recipe and it's yummy. Now I'm wishing for some pain yogurt. :-) What else can you do with granola other than granola bars? Do you think it would be good as cold cereal?
  15. mooshie

    4 weeks to go!

    So far I just have a spreadsheet, but I'm thinking about putting together a chain.
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