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A Year in the Life of Krystal

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Located in Bend

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I hope that I can safely say that I survived the longest day of this term so I'm going to be okay, maybe? I actually made it out of bed at 4:30am and went into the gym for my first session with the new personal trainer. He's a little bit cocky and has the demeanor that he's one of the best around but hey, if he can train us

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Yup, it's official. Day #2 is coming to a close and I can't do this. I must be out of my ever-loving mind to think I was capable of all this. This week and this week only, they are offering overtime at work and I need the money and the hours so I signed up for everything possible. I'll be working 10 hours days and

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We have been members of the local Anytime Fitness for just over a year now. I had originally signed up when I started my new job because it was located just down the street and I was able to jog down on my lunch hour and exercise. Then I got a new schedule and opted for 30 minute lunches so I could come in a little bit late

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Yo estaba loca para pensar que yo podía hacer todo de eso. El maestro del los estudios étnicos puso la clase y las lecturas en el Blackboard y ¡wow! Tengo mucho para leer y escribir tres ensayos de cinco paginas. Necesito pensar cuando voy a dormir y encontrar un lugar tranquilo para enfocar y hacer toda

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It's hard to believe that it's been five years since Mia got her first passport and we made our first solo trip to Mexico. It is easier to believe that the government makes you get a child passport every 5 years and charges you $105, only $30 less than the adult version that is good for 10 years. The government is going to

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This post is going to be a mixture of thankfulness for Obama's immigration announcement today, thankfulness for the blessings that I have, and my goals to get my family through this next year. We have been waiting over a year now for the

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I have been logging into the eBenefits website every single day since September 18 when I applied for education benefits. Every single day it tells me that there is no information to view and I almost expect it. The VA is

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If you weren't a little girl in the 60's or 70's, you probably don't have many memories of handmade Barbie clothes. I think somewhere in the 80's that this past time fell to the wayside and mass produced doll clothes came to be the norm. The first Barbie doll was first introduced in 1959, about the time that my mother would

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Spanish Fridays: Ahogando en Estres

Ahora que estoy asistiendo a las clases de español otra vez, es la hora para escribir en mi blog en

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When you call a government agency, you can expect to sit on hold for a long time and generally get answers that leave you as confused as when you originally called in. That was me today and I'm trying to not let my mind go off on the million mile an hour tangent again because I'll be so exhausted that I won't be able to fin

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In case you hadn't noticed before, I have a Type-A personality that causes me to plan everything out to the last detail, write hundreds of lists, and come up with a dozen different plans for that time that may or most likely will not come to pass. For the last three years, I've been living the life of what if....

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Have you ever been so scared to dream that your chest tightens at the same time your mind begins racing away with the most fabulous idea you've ever had? I haven't been able to sleep lately because my mind has shifted into overdrive and I'm trying to do a million different things at the same time and I can't figure out whic

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After spending a year in the unemployment line, I was thrilled to get a full time job with BENEFITS and head back to work so I could take some of the burden off José financially. The ulterior motive was to start socking away his paychecks when he went back to work so we'd have the proverbial nest egg to get started in Mexi

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It's been almost eight months since my last confession, ha! Do you ever get the sensation that life is flying past you in the same moment that nothing has changed? It's about time for an update on life in our household. Accepting this job last year meant that we'd be able to save up money and face the next step

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My last day of employment with T-Mobile USA was September 27, 2010. And by some strange twist of fate, my first day of work in my new job will be on September 26, 2011. One year of unemployment. One year of sleeping in, staying up late, following my own agenda. And along with that, one year of counting every penny, of being

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Wow, a lot has changed in few months and so has my body. I've reached some personal milestones and celebrated some goals as well. On May 11, 2011 I weighed in at 162.2 lbs, not the personal limit that I had set for myself of 160 lbs without dieting. So I decided that my resolution this year to love myself without diets or e

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If you are anything like 95% of Americans out there, you believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's day of Independence. After all, we call ours the 4th of July more often than we refer to it as Independence Day so why shouldn't it be the same? Cinco de Mayo is actually just the Americans excuse for drinking obscene amounts of

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Have you ever felt so strongly about something that you were willing to sa

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Just when I can't get any farther behind in my blog and the list of draft posts are adding up, I get another challenge to complete. Thankfully this one isn't taking me weeks to complete like my upcoming 7 Links post. So thanks to some prompting by Lisa over at

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Unfortunately the scale has continued to wage it

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If you don't see much a change from last wee

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I feel great! Some days the scale goes in th

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We had our official weigh-in on Friday July 1st and I weighed in at 156.4 lbs so I lost a little bit of weight before we got started. Some of the people in the group were saying goodbye to all their favorite foods and pigging out but I just can't do that to my body. Each pound I gain is another one I have to wo

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Every time there is a pro-immigration story published anywhere in the world, the comments that follow are negative, racist, angry, riddled with hate, and directed towards people they've never met. The internet allows these "trolls" as we call them to pull the white hoods out of the closet and sit in front of their computers

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It's time to put my money where my mouth is, $70 t

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I was reminded again of why I don't go on vacation

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First my phone alarm went off at 8am and I had to

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Every year my mother takes my older children on a

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