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New Swimsuit

Friday, July 11, 2014

SO Excited. Yesterday my new swimsuit came. Over a year ago my old one finally tore, and because of my size, swimsuits cost over $150 for me. Well, I finally broke down and bought me a new one, ordered it online.

It came!! And, it looks good on me AND fits well. So today, I'm off to the Y for my first water aerobics class in over a year and I'm so looking forward to it and really happy about it.

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ARMATTHAEI 7/11/2014 6:14PM

    Congratulations. Have a great time at aerobics.

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    Yes, swimsuits can be awfully expensive. Congratulations on your new one! emoticon

Water aerobics sounds fun! emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 7/11/2014 9:14AM


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Is June over with yet??

Friday, June 27, 2014

Long story short-I want this month to be over. It just can't end fast enough. I've been strung out on stress, frustration, worried about money, worried about bills, trying to feel lucky I have a job while trying to earn some extra money in a county where unemployment is at 14% (highest in state) trying to figure out how to get some extra money to become state licensed at my job-though I was grandfathered in and not required to become licensed through the state paying the extra $85 for the application and $130 to take the state test would mean a 35 cent an hour raise which works out to $38 a month after taxes..I need new glasses..hubby needs new glasses, our queen size bed is broken-springs are poking through and we've got it covered in thick blankets trying to buy some time....can't afford the $80 a month to rent a bed from a rent a center...our credit rating is in the 450's thanks to a dispute with a landlord back in 2003-long story but we left the apartment complex on what we thought was good terms but the crazy landlord (yes, she really was nuts..) put it down as we were evicted and now every time we try to move the eviction comes up and we get turned down for cheaper places to rent because no other landlord wants to even begin to hear our side of things...our dog needs an $800 surgery to remove a begin growth from her belly and we have enough trouble coming up with $15 a month to trim her toenails (Kiki acts like we are trying to murder her when we come at her with nail clippers..) and our car needs $500 worth of work on it....we know a guy who will fix it just for parts alone..and thats about $450-$500 in parts we need we just don't have the money for...hubby's power chair needs new a new battery and Medicare won't pay for a new battery for his power chair until he's had it for one full year and that won't be until July 13 and they will only cover 80% meaning we gotta figure out how to crap out $65...and until his power chair is fixed he can't go to physical therapy which helps his joints and muscles not freeze up as bad and because he's not been able to go in almost a month he's suffering from bad muscles spasms and his joints are freezing up on him all the time which will almost stop if he's able to get into the pool for PT for 45 minutes 3 days a week...I just don't know what the hell to do anymore.

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    Sounds like June really DOES need to be need a month with a fresh start! I'll be praying for your finances! ... On a practical note, there must be something else showing up on your credit report other than that eviction. Even someone who has had a foreclosure or a bankruptcy can usually still buy another house within 3-7 years. (I'm a real estate broker who has helped people with credit counseling from time to time.) You should be able to get information more than 10 years old removed. Inbox me if you want to discuss further...

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Stupid Kids

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I know it's been a month since my last posting....and I've meant to. Things have just been nuts around here.

Anyway I took Kiki out for our daily walk around the block. Went down the school, took her to the ally behind our house and then back to the front of the house. By the time the walk was done, I was huffing and puffing pretty good, though it was just a block.

Got to the school playground and some kids were playing on it. It was around 4:30 in the after noon-hour and half since school ends (ends at 3.) Bout 5-10 kids were playing. One boy, maybe 3rd/4th grade says loud enough "look at that fat lady walking her dog."

Chances are, he didn't know better. I'd like to think he didn't know his words hurt me. I hope he learns some day.

Comments like that make me want to give up and not loose weight and stay inside all the time.

He's just some stupid punk kid. Who should be taught better.

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NICKI984 6/12/2014 12:04PM

    I hear comments at the store, at my daughter's school, everywhere about how big I am. I have made it an inspiration to change but also I have been able to teach my daughter that every one is different and regardless of how they look she should NEVER say anything bad about people until she knows that they are bad on the inside. She once asked me what happened to me while looking at old pictures when I was thin. She immediately knew my feelings were hurt and it spurred a conversation about saying hurtful things. She is 5 years old and already knows better. She knows it is okay to ask questions in some circumstances but that everyone is different. Some people are born without arms or legs or with other conditions and she knows that she can ask me about it but only after we are out of ear shot so nobody gets hurt. I emphasize this because a child that would say something like that has not been raised right. Just because their parents are not like me does not make it okay to say things like that. I have told a woman in the grocery store once that her child needed to be taught better manners after the child made a comment "look at that fat lady, she doesn't need to be buying those cookies." They weren't even for me, they were for my daughter. With that said, do not get discouraged, use it as inspiration to make changes. What counts is that you are out there walking your dog and while that child is being rude and ignorant, there is probably an adult or another child who is looking up to you for setting goals. :)

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ALBURBRIDGE 6/12/2014 1:50AM

    Kids can say such stupid things. One thing you should take out of this is that you were WALKING. That kid didn't say "hey look at the fat lady shoveling in that hamburger". When I first started walking a couple months ago my husband and I used to feel self conscience and then we realized that exercising or walking is the exact time we shouldn't care if people notice us. If people are going to be watching me, I'd rather be out on a walk and not at the grocery store loading my cart full of unhealthy foods. Now I smile at people I pass on the trail because I'm doing something for my health and they know it also when they see me. Be proud of the fact you were out walking and focused on your health.

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ALICIA214 6/12/2014 12:46AM


Don't let thoughtless rude comments sabotage your journey to being where you want to be, that
just makes them winners, and you know you are better than that, and you also know that

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ZRIE014 6/12/2014 12:30AM

  stay positive

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Happy Mothers Day

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Just a quick note wishing everyone a Happy Mother's day. Be it your a parent to a human or you are a pet parent like me, Happy Mothers Day!


Things I've Learned from My Rattie

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Things I've learned since my rat terrier adopted me:

1. When loved ones come home-be it from the mail box or 2 hours at the store, greet them with joy and love.

2. Naps on a cold, wet day are way underrated. So are naps on a warm, hot day.

3. Make friends with the neighbors. Invite them over, play with them. The more the merrier.

4. It's important to give back to the community. The folks at the senior center crave affection and love wet, messy doggie kisses as much as mommy and daddy.

5. Enthusiasm is wonderful. And it's meant to be shared.

6. Differences are worth celebrating. Some of us are chubby, skinny, big, little. Some of us have black fur, others have short floppy ears, others are rabbits. God made us this way. Embrace it.

7. Speaking of differences, love is love. And family is family. Love comes in different shapes, sizes and methods. Love and Family isn't just about who you are related to by blood. Love and family is about who is there for you no matter what.

8. Good Hygiene and proper medical care is important.

9. A little adventure can cure anything. Start small-even a walk in a city park you've never been to is a great way to get an adventure going.

10. Keep your friends and loved ones close. Never miss a chance to give em a kiss. Or some cuddles.

11. Forget "trends" and forget keeping up with the neighbors. Hold your head up high and march to the beat of your own drummer.


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