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Chutz
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   Posted 7/24/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
What are you most talented at? I know...you're thinking, "I have NO talent at all!" I hear you out there...lol But no matter what you think of yourself, other people see the talents in you. Maybe it's the way you care for and treat people; or you are awesome at arranging rooms in your house; you might be a great writer or musician; possibly you make magnificent desert and throw great parties. Somewhere out there you have a talent and it's time to share, to tell all of us just how awesome you really are!

So, um.....OK, now that I pushed everyone else to do this .... I'm stuttering. blush I think I would have to say that I am pretty good at helping people and making them feel better. I love to offer help, even if it's only a shoulder to cry on. I've done lots of volunteer work over the years...nearly enough to call it a career...lol I have always liked to do nice things for people, give small gifts and notes that show or tell someone I care and appreciate them. It's just what's inside of me and it seems the natural thing to do.

OK, Your turn! What is your hidden talent? If I can do this, so can you. And it won't hurt one little bit! (I didn't say the 'P' word...lol)

Chutzie smilewinkgrin
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White Beard
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   Posted 7/25/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Well Chutzie
 
I like to do and I used to do sculpture ( I miss that dearly but I have a hard time doing it now and so I don't) I also write poems, but to be honest I think I found my calling in my life when I went into nursing! Of all the things I have done, ( and I have been trained and done a few things in my life, Photography, Flight simulators, and data processing/communications, while in the military) Nursing has been the one thing, that although I have not worked in it officially for a while, I love it, and I have been told I am pretty good at it. My one nursing instructor gave me a compliment once that I will always remember and cherish the rest of my life. I quote ( " Tommy  I have never seen any nurse or  had any nursing student, male or female that is more caring and more compassionate to their patients than what you are! I think you will make an outstanding Nurse!") I have never forgotten those words and I have always strived to be that way! For most if not all my life, I have always been rather shy around people, and not very confident of myself! ( Maybe it was because I never found my " calling" but  in nursing I did find my it!) I was an "A" student all through school  I Love every aspect of nursing,  I am facinated by the way the human body works, and I do know my job or at least I did when I was practicing in it, and I like to think I am pretty good at it! But with that said I could  and can always improve and be better!,   My patients always came first! I was and always will be a patient advocate! And if nothing else I can listen and I give ( I am told) the best hand and foot  and back massages that  anybody would ever want!
 
I hope I did not sound like I was bragging or anything!
 
White Beard


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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 7/25/2009 5:41:00 AM (GMT-6)


Lindaloo
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   Posted 7/25/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Whitebeard, I too, loved my nursing career. I feel I was a very good nurse as well.

I also, am good at sewing. I had a little business out of my home where I made wedding dresses and prom dresses and very fancy clothing. I just loved working with those types of fabrics and trims.

I am good at cooking. I don't really like to cook, but I do create some delicious dishes I am told by my family.

And last but not least, I am a great wife, mother and grandmother. I pride myself most on this. I put my family first and these days, the most important thing in my life are my two granddaughters whom I watch everyday while my daughter works.

OK now I feel like I have been bragging too, Whitebeard!!

Thanks for the topic, Chutzie.

Lindaloo
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Draka
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   Posted 7/25/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Fun topic...

My talents cooking and baking.... wish I could post photos of some of my cakes...... and dishes

My husband takes photos of everything I make to eat.... I can create dishes from my head.... no recipes needed... I can recreate any dish....

I also graduated college with a degree in Fine Arts... painting.

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Drawing and my needleworks....(cross-stitch, hardanger, needlepoint, if you can show me, I can pick it up...)
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fatherjohn
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
My hobby at one point was getting into trouble (I was very good at it), change is so good. I love to cook, nothing fancy but my family is important and I look for opportunities when I can get them together and people love to gather around food. I am trying to slow down at work so I have more time with them, and this is a challenge as I have received my significance from work. I love to work with our students as they change their lives. As I learn to slow down, who knows what hobby may materialize.

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/25/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
FJ, I know>>> How about Flyfishing again??? And maybe fly tying too? and through in rod building and we can be more alike than we already are!!! After all, doesn't the guy who finishes life w/ the most flyrods win or is that just my demented mentallity?
Your Buddy>
Pete
PS>>> Has your son left yet????
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PAlady
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   Posted 7/25/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm...

i know we can't talk about the "p" word on this thread, but it's kind of bittersweet thinking about this because the things I think about have been so affected by changes in my life.

I love to dance and was pretty good at it. Am one of those people who can't sit still (even my foot or leg will be tapping at a classical concert!) if music is playing. I'm not talking about ballroom dance or knowing steps, but I knew how to move! LOL Now, though, I have to restrain that inner yearning to let my body move in a free spirited way because I know I'll mess up my SI joint at the very least (I've tried it!).

And I've always had a clear,sharp mind and while it's there from time to time, I can't count on it anymore. So I guess I'm trying to think of something new that I won't have to limit. This harkens back to fatherjohn's threads of several weeks ago about our identity. I'm still searching...

White Beard I do have to say that if I ever had cancer (and I guess the Barrett's thing has caused me to think about that possibility) if I couldn't have you for a nurse I'd want your clone. I can't imagine anyone more kind and caring (even if you do lean in the "wrong" direction LOL) taking care of me (or anyone) through this profound process. Your teacher was right on the money, IMHO. yeah

PaLady

Post Edited (PAlady) : 7/25/2009 3:37:02 PM (GMT-6)


White Beard
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   Posted 7/25/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   

PALady

Thank-You for the Compliment!  Comming from you,  a person that I very much admire and respect,  and really do worry and care about, your comments  really mean allot to me! You know PALady I would be honnored to care for you, but with that said I would rather it be with you not having cancer, I do not want or wish that on anyone! So please do as the Doctor tells you, I know it is so very hard to always follow Doctors orders, it does sound like you are trying and I very  much support in your effort! But just the same I will admit you and your condition are a little worrisome to me!   rolleyes   Oh yes! One more thing!, and here I always thought my leaning was "right"!!! wink   Do I gather you tend to lean a bit the other way?  smilewinkgrin

White Beard


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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 7/25/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
Some might say I am horizontally left! smilewinkgrin

BTW, I'm also concerned about the Barrett's but am doing my best. Although I think my best still involves a lot of "head in the sand" behavior. Hey, maybe that's one of my talents!!! Does that count? tongue

PaLady

Post Edited (PAlady) : 7/25/2009 5:51:28 PM (GMT-6)


fatherjohn
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   Posted 7/25/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Pete, my son left a little over a week ago. He is in Mississippi getting equipped. He just received orders but we are told not to publish on an open web their location. I will email you where he is heading. They told him he is due a 4 day pass before heading over within 2 weeks. He called me and was so excited ans they had a bunch going through getting their gear and he go more than everyone else. He said that the extra protective gear is really neat but heavy and hot. They even gave him special t-shirts that with flame retardent. I then asked him to think for just a moment that there was probably a good reason they were only giving him the gear. Then he connected with another young man from another group that got the same thing. Now he is starting to connect the dots. The more gear, the more they expect him to use it. We sure hope he gets home for a couple days before they fly him out. I think my new hobby will be to continue to pray for my son and other men and women serving this country.


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/25/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a good hobby FatherJohn and sned my prayers with yours...
and hugz...
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