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when it rains it pours

When Mr. Prevention and I moved to Columbus, OH back in August I was applying for part-time jobs in addition to my dialysis clinic position. I ran across a posting for a nutrition adjunct instructor position at a local community college. I applied and the weeks and months passed without a word. Well, I got a call last Friday and went in for an interview last night. As of January 3rd, I will be teaching nutrition! 😀

I have had about 4 seconds to flip through the curriculum, but I’m so anxious to share with others a topic I am so very passionate about!

I am very excited about this new and exciting opportunity! It makes me very thankful and appreciative that I completed my master’s. I’m definitely nervous and think that it will prevent a challenging work schedule to say the least, but I’m up for the challenge! …at least for a quarter, anyways 😉


My Christmas present arrived last night: an elliptical! Mr. P and I put the thing together in about 2 hours. Teamwork! I haven’t worked out on it yet (putting it together was a heck of a workout), but I plan to tonight!

And now our home gym is complete 🙂

When it rains it pours…for the good and the bad. This week, all good. And now I am knocking on wood!

Question: What’s the last good thing that happened to you, making you feel lucky and blessed?

Back tomorrow with another holiday treat recipe! Last night was an oldie but a goodie: Buffalo Chicken Lasanga! Mmm!

Lots of love,

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  1. December 7, 2010 / 6:35 am

    Congrats on the teaching job!! That’s great!

    I’m sooooo jealous of our christmas gift! I would LOVE to have an elliptical in my house ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. December 7, 2010 / 6:44 am

    Congratulations on the teaching job! I bet that is going to be a great experience!

    I would love to have an elliptical in my apartment – your home gym looks great!

  3. December 7, 2010 / 6:44 am

    Congrats on the new job, Nicole!! which college is it?! Is it Columbus State??

    The elliptical looks awesome. Nick and I are getting a new one from a family friend who bought one and used it ten times, then never again. We’re getting a great deal on it but it’s HUGE. We will have to re-do out guest room and call it a workout room ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the elliptical workout!

  4. December 7, 2010 / 7:36 am

    Congrats on snagging the teaching position! I think that would be a great class for heated debates… ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I’m in love with your home gym. It looks 10 times nicer than the one my apartment complex has. Sigh…

  5. December 7, 2010 / 7:37 am

    Alright!!! Welcome to academia!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. December 7, 2010 / 8:15 am

    Congrats Nicole! That is so awesome!

  7. December 7, 2010 / 8:16 am

    Congratulations! When I read that title I thought Oh no! Something bad happened! Glad to see you’re using the old adage in a new way. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And that’s an awesome home gym. I’m not sure what I covet more: the elliptical or the hardwood floors.

  8. December 7, 2010 / 8:38 am

    I miss you guys!! (even though we didn’t always see each other that often) Really hope I see you this summer ;). Great home gym! And congrats on the new job. I’ve often thought about trying to teach at community college, but never done anything about it. I’ll be interested to hear about the process and how the classes go. Happy Tuesday!

  9. Grace Dickinson
    December 7, 2010 / 8:59 am

    Awesome! Congratulations! That home gym is awesome too!

  10. December 7, 2010 / 9:10 am

    Many congrats to you! so are you teaching at OSU or somewhere else?

    Envious of your beautiful home gym!! enjoy!

  11. December 7, 2010 / 9:59 am

    Wow–loving the home gym! I hope to have one some day!

  12. December 7, 2010 / 10:14 am

    I have that book! Except it’s not the 12th edition ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also in love with your home gym!!

  13. December 7, 2010 / 10:46 am

    I absolutely love your home gym! Maybe some day for me . . . ๐Ÿ˜€

    I forgot about your buffalo chicken lasagna! I need to put that on my list of things to make for my lunches.

  14. December 7, 2010 / 10:47 am

    Congrats on the new gig! How exciting!

  15. December 7, 2010 / 11:39 am

    omg, can I just say how jealous I am of your home gym! NICE!

  16. December 7, 2010 / 11:57 am

    Congrats on the teaching. If you have any questions, let me know. Do you get to create your own materials? If so, I have some I created, so we can chat if you want some ideas. Teaching is so much fun and I am sure you will love it and the students will love you. Is it a general nutrition class or something more specific. I am starting to teach a sports nutrition class tomorrow and also the Capstone course for the program. I have been teaching online only since we moved, but it is nice when moving because it is portable (with the online stuff).

  17. December 7, 2010 / 12:14 pm

    That is SO exciting!! Congrats. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Im also really jealous of your home gym.

  18. December 7, 2010 / 12:35 pm

    That’s such exciting news! I would love to take a nutrition class from you. I net you’ll be an awesome teacher.

    When you start teaching I’ll be starting a new blas too: nutrition for fitness. I’m super excited!

  19. December 7, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Congrats on the teaching job-that’s amazing!! The last thing that happened to me where I felt truely blessed was when my son was born.

  20. December 7, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    Congratulations on the job! That is amazing news! I love nutrition too and wish I had the credentials to teach it! Love the Christmas present too! Nice home gym!

  21. December 7, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    A huge congrats, Nicole! That is really awesome news…I bet you’ll enjoy teaching so much! And yay for the elliptical, your home gym is fantastic!

  22. December 7, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    What a cute workout room! I love the colors and the hardwood floors! Have fun with your new toy! : )

  23. December 7, 2010 / 3:05 pm

    Congrats Nicole — you’re going to make an awesome teacher!

    Recently, my claim limit for the number of freelance articles I can write just got increased! I feel so blessed to have that opportunity and can’t wait to see where my future goes!

  24. December 7, 2010 / 5:06 pm

    Congrats on the teaching job! You will be great!!! I really need to go back for my Master’s.

    I am loving your home gym! It is so nice! I have a gym at my condo but sometimes it is so nice to not even have to leave your house to workout.

  25. December 7, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Congrats on the teaching gig!!! And I love your home gym. I bet you will be using it a lot during the snowy winter months!

  26. Tracy
    December 7, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    Congrats on the treadmill!! I am looking to buy one and was eyeing the ellipticals at Dick’s this past weekend. What model did you purchase? I’m so excited to get one!!

  27. December 8, 2010 / 1:03 am

    Congrats on the teaching gig!!! That’s super exciting! Fingers crossed for all things good in your life! and keep your fingers crossed for me. I think I’m about to pounce on something good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. December 8, 2010 / 2:59 pm

    Yay!!! You DESERVE it to rain good things! First of all, CONGRATS on your teaching position! How cool is that? You get to say you’re a college professor – THAT is awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ AND I’m so jealous of your home gym! I definitely aim to do that….one of these days. I think it’d be a great way to get workouts in while taking in other guilty pleasures (Gossip Girl, The Bachelor, ya know). ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Gosh….last lucky thing that happened to me….well, this job I’ve been HOPING and praying would open up finally did. Yesterday. I’m going to apply, and I’m praying and hoping it comes through. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Veronica
    December 8, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    Congratulations on the teaching job, that’s really awesome! I’m contemplating a Masters after I finish my BS in May, teaching opportunities is def. a good reason why I’m leaning towards it. Good Luck!

  30. December 8, 2010 / 6:46 pm

    Congrats on the teaching job!!! I remember you telling me that you were interested in possibly teaching when we met! I’m very excited for you! I know you will probably be very busy at times, but never forget to have fun! And I know you will! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. December 8, 2010 / 11:05 pm

    Congrats on the great news. That sounds like fun for you.

  32. December 11, 2010 / 12:13 am

    Congrats on your new job!!! How awesome, and I’m very jealous of your gym!

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