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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I have a headache this morning, imagine that! My daughter decided she wanted to leave on Monday because one of her ponies is in a Liberty class on Tuesday evening, which is fine with me, but now when my husband and I get home on Sunday night, I'll be washing some clothes and repacking so I'm ready to leave on Monday early afternoon to get to Des Moines and Monday afternoon...unpack ponies, get them settled in their pens, then head across the road to the hotel and unpack some more. I thank God there is a refrigerator in the hotel and a microwave, we plan on saving money by taking some food of our own to cook and eat in the room, otherwise it'll get way too expensive. I think on this trip it'll be just our daughter and I, even though it was a little nice having her boyfriend; he helped by holding ponies, polishing their hooves, watering and feeding them; and standing in front of the cart when she was driving and coming to a stop. Not to mention packing the trailer and truck and unpacking it. Oh well, I guess we'll do it on our, fun, fun....and more exercise, I guess. We'll be gone from Monday until Sunday, a lot of time gone from here, but what can I do. Plus I'll be gone from Thursday until Sunday before, so nearly a week and a half I'll be missing.

I don't know how I'll handle that, I'm getting tired of being away from home so much, what I can do.

I hope you all don't miss me, but then I think only one person reads this. *smiles & waves* I'm glad someone does. *LOL*

Have a great day, and I'll see you soon! emoticon

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DEEO12 7/2/2013 7:34PM

    Wow you have been on the go! When are you going to be back home for a while? Hows the exercise and eating habits going for you being away from home and all?

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Monday Headache

Monday, July 01, 2013

Wow, went to bed around midnight, got up around 840 and I'm STILL tired. I've even gone to bed around 11 gotten up at the same time and been absolutely exhausted, I just don't get it. How can someone go to bed that early and still be tired the next day. That's over 9 hours of sleep, it should be plenty. I even end up falling asleep during the day sometimes because I'm so tired, it makes no sense. Today I have a headache, which is probably due to the humidity, so I'm used to it, but sitting here typing, I just feel totally wore out. Oh well, something to ask the doctor, but then again, my husband thinks I have sleep apnea, which would definitely be a reason.

My mom and my brother's fiancee seem to think my brother may have dementia because he has a huge decrease in memory plus he's been doing some things that are just so out of character for him, but yet because he works in Ft. Wayne, IN, and lives in WI (works at the GM plant there, comes home late late Friday night, then returns late Sunday evening, so he can see his kids who live up here with his fiancee); he can't see his regular doctor in WI. AND his insurance company (HMO/Mercy Care) will NOT refer him to another doctor in Indiana!! Can you believe it?? Insurance companies are such idiots sometimes, and if my brother goes further into this because of them, I will not be happy at all. In my opinion it's Mercy Hospitals fault my Dad died anyway, and this added on.....they don't even want that to happen!

*Takes a deep breath* anyway, enough of that, I need to go get some exercise done to get rid of these emotions. I hope you all have a fantastic week, or at least a great day. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 7/2/2013 6:07PM

    I will miss you. I hope your daughter appreciates all you do. I got tired just hearing all you are going to be doing. Don't overdo it.

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MS.ELENI 7/1/2013 12:48PM

    It sounds like you may think you are sleeping 8 hours but you probably are waking up a lot and not know it. You need to do a sleep test.
Insurance companies and their policies drive me nuts. I just found out my brother in Arizona has been in the hospital since friday with afib. A good hospital and good doctor would have that under control by now. they are trying to get **permission*** to send him to a better hospital that deals with heart problems. This is reason I will never have insurance that dictates who and where I can do. I will happily pay the extra money for better care. That money that is saved with HMO's won't help if you are dead. Sorry. Health care is a sore spot for me.
I hope your brother can see someone that can help. And you need to get checked too. You shouldn't be that tired.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Today is the day for our mmmm faux daughter..that just don't sound right, but it's the young lady who calls me her "mom"'s son gets baptized. She is our daughter's best friend and she and her husband had a little boy, we were there for his birth and saw him a few minutes after he was born. He was adorable and still is, cannot believe he's already 6 months old. But she chose our daughter for his Godmother, she wanted Brande for her maid of honor but as a young girl she'd promised her grandmother she'd have her cousin, so she had to stick to that.

She and Brande have been friends forever, and Brande is so honored. The baptism is at 1:30 so I've got to get going on my exercises and get them done beforehand.

Anyone having problems actually losing weight even when dieting and exercising? I just measured myself and I haven't lost any more inches. I've been following my diet strictly and exercising every single day, and not one inch has dropped and I'm completely dumbfounded. I've been doing this since February!! I only lost a few pounds too, and it's getting frustrating! What am I doing wrong, I just don't get it. I would have thought I'd lose something, but not one thing, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I exercise every day, I try to change it up so I'm doing different exercises, but at least 30 minutes to 42 minutes, I just don't get it. I was hoping I'd be down at least 10 pounds by now..or at least a few inches....I don't know, but I'm not going to quit, that's for sure, not after this long.

Anyway, back to my exercises, I'll see you all later, now that I've vented. :D Have a great day!

A picture of Brande and Logan right after he was born.

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MS.ELENI 6/30/2013 11:56AM

    how sweet. emoticon
Not losing when doing the right things is always frustrating

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A free weekend...kind of..oops, mistaken!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

We do have a baptism Sunday, but at least Saturday is kind of open. I did finish my exercises yesterday, I didn't expect to, but I just couldn't do it...not leave them go.

I got my exercises done today, though.

Wow, just heard a gunshot outside...and it's raining out, what are those people, idiots, it's pouring down rain and they're out there pheasant hunting, geez...some people have no common sense at all. Oh well, as long as they're not shooting at us, I guess. We live about a half-1/4 mile from a pheasant farm, unfortunately. It didn't become such until about 20 years after we built the house. The people are super nice, but still. I mean it's really pouring down HARD, I cannot believe anyone would be out in this stuff. *L*

Anyway, got my daughters books bought, she's paying us back for them, since she moved out I think she's finding out just how much we paid for with her. I handed her the license plate renewal for her car, her insurance policy which is due, and her life insurance payment, and reminded her that her school payment is due, too. She just kinda got a look on her face like.."wow". It was kind of funny, but we told her boyfriend, if she was moving in with him, they were responsible for their own bills, we weren't helping out anymore, and that's the way it was going to be.

She did have two jobs, but had to quit one because she's driving 30 miles every day to school, then coming home and driving to work, plus doing her school work, and having to go back and forth for school things in between times. We were trying to help her out somewhat, and she was doing what she could afford (she's a waitress, and you know how they get paid). Anyway, she's learning. Hopefully she'll get a job, once she graduates in December, with the local vet clinic as a vet assistant. So sad, she wanted to be an Equine Surgeon, but the Vet school in madison takes Foreign students FIRST, out of state students SECOND, and what's left over out of the 82 students they accept per year, is for in state students (something like 8-10 students we were told). And they don't look at whether these kids are going for poultry or large animal vet degrees (which are what are needed the most in the world), they just look at whether or not they're foreign or out of state! nice, huh?

Our daughter wanted to be a large animal vet (second most in demand) and then they wonder why they are in such shortage. Go figure.

Ok, enough of a rant, I'm done. *L* Sorry about that, but it is very frustrating. They have such a tough grading system, she made the deans list at UW-Whitewater, and where she's going now, she's had a 4.0 GPA, but at UW-Madison she was .04 of having a 3.0 GPA (which is needed to get accepted to the Vet School), that's the difference in the schools. So they sent her to UW-Whitewater, where she raised her GPA and still didn't accept her. Nice.

Guess the rant wasn't done, sorry again. *LOL*

Anyway, have a great day, everyone, you're all in my thoughts! emoticon (don't know why I used that, just did).

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MS.ELENI 6/29/2013 1:12PM

    She is trying and not just sitting on butt. They never realize how expensive things are til they move out. big shock for them.
Find some time just for you and enjoy.

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Cooler today

Friday, June 28, 2013

The weather is much cooler today, which is nice, it was actually warm sleeping last night, it hasn't been like that in a looooooooooooooooong time, but I enjoyed it. Made me wish the pool had been open, because I used to jump in before I went to bed, and it would cool me off and I could sleep well.

Went to the Opthamologist today, and he actually told me I looked like a person who didn't even have Diabetes for 30+ years. What a great thing to say, made me feel so good.

Found out last night that my husband has to work all weekend, kind of upset me because our daughter is the Godmother for her friends baby and we'd planned on being there for the baptism, now he can't be there, neither can our son because he has to work, too. I'm not very happy about this at all (my husband working). Joni (the mother) is like another daughter to us, and GGRRRRRRRRRR!!!

*Takes a deep breath*, oh well, at least Brande and I will be there, what can you do..he could have taken a vacation day, or even a sick day, but nooooo...

alright, enough of that, back on track now, I need to get my exercising done, because of the doctor appointment I missed doing them, so I need to get them done.

I hope the rest of you are having a great day, and an even better weekend ahead. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/28/2013 6:38PM

    Have a good night. Just try to enjoy your weekend.

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