Chiropractor's Wife!

Chiropractor's Wife!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big Ballin' Chiropractor

In a week and a day I will have been married to my husband for 10 years. I am so glad 1/3 of that marriage was me keeping our little kids quiet so he could study the many hours involved in completing requirements to be a doctor of chiropractic. Boy has it paid off! I am sporting a 4ct 3 stone diamond ring set in 2 toned 14K gold because I earned it! It wasn't easy filling out welfare applications for our family every 6 months to ensure he could keep his head down and focus on his studies to stay on track to graduate in 2008 on time! If any of you are ever in Salt Lake City, UT and want a ride I would love to take you somewhere in my 2012 Hybrid Toyota Highlander that is decked out with all the bells and whistles including back seat DVD player which comes in handy for our frequent road trips to Las Vegas and California! The weather has been so very nice lately. The landscaping in our front and back yard is really coming together especially since we've hired people this year to take care of it. After all, an acre estate isn't easy to maintain all on our own. My husband is thinking about installing a lovely area where we can host social gatherings and perhaps include a jacuzzi. Now that our kids are getting to both be school age this fall I have decided to hire a personal trainer, personal chef and massage therapist to maintain my wellness regimen! I'll see you at the Whole Foods market since it is the ONLY place I shop these days which is a far cry from my local chain grocer I was use to! Let me know if you ever want to join us skiing next season. We are season pass holders to Alta and we own a cabin in Park City with a couple other friends so accommodating you wouldn't be entirely out of the question! My husband is half way done obtaining his pilot license. Hopefully the same friends we own the cabin with will go in on a small plane as well so we can take turns flying all around! Being married to a chiropractor is THE BEST!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seeing Is Believing

In case you don't follow my husband, the Chiropractor, has resorted to earning a living through teaching via our states education department's alternative route to licenser. You see when one finishes their doctorate degree in chiropractic with a bachelors in life science you would think he could teach anything. He has been teaching astronomy and chemistry this year and making more than ever than chiropractic ever paid him. Well, it has been a colossal undertaking to keep the fulfillments of the ARL and pay their fees. Recently he took some math tests and the chemistry and was up for re-evaluation. They re- requested undergrad transcripts from his pre chiropractic school to determine his ability. Sadly, this is what he was told today:

To: Dr Chiro Husband
ARL recently received your UVU and Dixie State College transcripts which you asked us to review again to see if you were eligible for ARL in Math 3 yet. As of 4/9/12 USOE’s Licensing has changed the the eligibility requirements to teach Math in ARL (see below). You are not currently eligible to for ARL in Math and we were only able to count your Calculus I course because your Calc. II course at UVU did not earn a “C” (not C- or below) grade. At this time your current position is part time in Chemistry and Math and the Chemistry portion in which you are eligible for ARL is not 50% of a full teaching day to qualify for the ARL program. Please let us know if this changes when you receive your new teaching assignment on Cactus for the 2012-13 upcoming year after July 1st.

Please tell me this entire post chiropractic reality is just one joke! I affectionately responded to my husband's forwarded email for my review this response:

F@#$ THEM. Just go back to school part time or full while you teach. I will support us for as long as you wish. PHD in math?? Go for it babe. F$%# them all. I got your back. Apply to U of U and shoot for the stars!-Chiropractors Wife

I am beside myself in the first place that they by and large disregard ALL classes from Logan University where my husband spent over 100K and 4 years of his life (year round which equals 5 academic years +his 2 semesters of advanced science credits he took there) only to basically be in the same boat as he was when we first met 10 years ago! Regrets? Only a few.

UPDATE: Today now is 11/18/2012 and my husband is going on 2 years of teaching in the ARL program and has yet to be considered one step closer to a teaching license. He met with the powers at be 2 weeks ago and they told him it is because he is not teaching at least 3 chemistry classes. Rather, he has been teaching 2 for almost 2 years in addition to math, anatomy and physiology as well as Astronomy. None of which, at this point, they recognize him as eligible to teach at all. Therefore, he is nowhere fast. He is not without hope. He is about to take a math Praxis and apply to the University of Utah's SMART program in an attempt to expedite his ability to teach legally in this state's secondary education arena.