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Did I make the most of my day?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I really don't know. So, probably not, right? I got up at my normal time and did my normal thing to get ready for and go to work. I tried to be less annoyed by my car pool companion, but that didn't go so well. I wasn't AS annoyed, but he still annoyed me.

I did get quite a few things done at work. I was more motivated to complete certain tasks, so that was good. Then a ton of things got dumped on me all at once. Nothing I couldn't handle, but I did need to stop, take a breath and make a list (yep, I'm a list maker!). My stress level was a little higher than normal when I left work today, but not horribly so.

Today was 8th grade registration for my daughter. We cooked dinner and then headed out. This year, she had to get her picture taken at registration. Odd, but whatcha gonna do? She looked very cute! We got there and were able to get through all of the registration rigmarole in less than 30 minutes. No lines, fees were low and she is on the "team" she wanted to be on! Afterwards, we went to ShopKo to get a present for a birthday party this weekend. So...quality time with my daughter. That was good.

But was it the most? Can it be when you're going to a job that doesn't demand your best every day? Or that you don't love? (I'd love my job a LOT more if I had a different boss...). I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe the idea is to make the most out of the moments you can.... emoticon...maybe?

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DONNAORLENE 8/15/2009 7:35AM

    I personally think you succeeded! You didn't say "Make the most of your day with a perfect attitude!" Of course, I think you make the most of every day when I read your blogs, because you wear me out just reading what all you do. So hang in there and don't get so serious about this that you forget to LOL once in awhile. Especially at yourself, because you really are just too funny!
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MRDAYS 8/13/2009 10:47AM

    You had a more productive day than I had, that's got to count for something. Of course, much of my purpose here on Spark is to make other people feel good about how much they are accomplishing in comparison to me...

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Another Sparker's comment may change my day

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I read someone else's blog and it started out with "I made the most of my day today." How many of us can say that? I know I can't...okay, I can, I'd just be lying! LOL! I've decided that when I get up tomorrow, I am going to adopt that attitude for the entire day.

I will let you know how I do on this grand experiment!

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DIETDIVA245 8/12/2009 5:07AM

    Me, too! Today I'll make the most of my day!

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EM4488 8/12/2009 12:26AM

    I too shall make the most of my day today (it is today already!)

Cheers to this grand experiment!!

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I hate computers and outlets with reset buttons!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another one of my stupendous blogs was almost written. I was just adding the last meaningful, soul-searching line when my daughter plugs in the toaster. And?? What's that got to do with anything? Toaster and computer are on the same circuit (or whatever it's called!). When she plugs in the toaster, she resets the circuit. My computer goes black...lost power, lost blog, lost 10 minutes while it reboots. emoticon

Okay, now that I'm back up, I gotta go! It's late and I have to work in the morning...okay, I have to get up to go to work. No guarantee they'll get any work outta me! LOL!

BTW, blog was about softball. We lost. emoticon I really need to start typing in Word and doing a copy/paste so that you can all read these wonderful words I think I'm sharing with you!


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STEELERCRAZY 8/11/2009 11:58AM

    DANG IT!! Bummer!! I thought computers, circuits and toasters were supposed to make our lives easier? Sigh. I feel your pain. I feel it. It's deep.

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    I hate when that happens! It used to happen when I would run out of memory!

I can really feel your pain!!

Sorry you lost the softball game too!

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NORCALTOPAZ 8/11/2009 3:25AM

    Oh technology...ain't it a bummer sometimes! After losing a project that I worked on for three weeks at my previous position, I save, save, save!


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    How FUNNY

Similar thing happened to me today

My blog was actually finished and I thought that the Facebook checkbox was not checked and I clicked on the button to activate my Facebook account. And, viola, my blog was gone.

I'd already done it on Pages, a fancy MAC method of word but had "punched it up" after pasting it. So, it seems that birds of a feather flock together, LOL

Have a great day
and an even better tomorrow


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I'm a tasty little morsel!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

If you don't believe me, ask the mosquitoes! LOL!! DH and I took the rat-dog and pony-puppy for a walk after dinner. We went on the short route because neither one of us really wanted to be out there, but the dogs insisted. (They're good at that, by the way.) Anyway, part of the walking path in our subdivision was/is under water. We avoided the deepest spots by going around, but it turns out that walking in water was the least of our worries. After we got past the standing water, we were attacked!!! emoticon

M-O-S-Q-U-I-T-O-S!!! The size of...of...of...well, mosquitoes. But there were hundreds of them! They swarmed all over DH and me. We walked faster than we've ever walked before trying to get away from those darn things! After a little while, DH was relatively mosquito free. I, however, still had them hovering all around me. I choose to believe they stayed near me because I smelled so good and I have superior blood. The fact that they thinned considerably after I tossed the bag of poop I was carrying into a trash can is merely coincidental!! (No, Tony...I don't just carry poop on walks with my dog! LOL! I was being a responsible dog owner and cleaning up after the rat dog!)

DH and I cut the short walk even shorter by cutting through a parking lot. We still had some visitations from the mosquito cousins, but not as many as before. DH (the forever optimist) started talking about West Nile virus. I assume everyone knows what that is. If not, just ask and I'll explain. Anyway, when we get home, he makes me google the time it takes from being bitten until you start seeing symptoms. (3 - 15 days) I'm expecting him to start feeling ill in about 2 1/2 days! LOL!! With my luck, I'll get sick in five days...just as my vacation starts. And all because I'm such a tasty little morsel! LOL!! emoticon

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NORCALTOPAZ 8/11/2009 12:14AM

    We must be related, dear B, because the mosquitoes love me too! I've been to the Midwest, up and down the Eastern seaboard, California and the Caribbean, and everywhere I go I'm convinced that their mosquito cousins send telegrams announcing my arrival...btw, pass me the calamine lotion LOL.

Keep your face toward the sunshine,


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    I hear that an excellent repellent is
Original Bounce sheet stuck into your belt loop.

Good luck,
will that be your new screen name? LOL

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RWETHAIRYET 8/10/2009 10:16AM

    Heehee, for me the best mosquito repellent is being out with the husband. They love him so much, they want nothing to do with me!!

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Dog park and house cleaning

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Okay, so we'll start with the fun part. DH asked if I would like to accompany him and the babies to the dog park about 20 minutes away. I hadn't been there so I was happy to go. My son saw us getting into the vehicle and came out asking if he could come with. He was jumping up and down, chanting "I want to go! I want to go!" while belly bumping my DH! He was cute enough to be allowed to come with. Offered daughter the chance to come with too, but she opted not to.

The dog park is double fenced, single gated with a smaller area for the smaller dogs. I took Scooby into the little dog park while DH and son took Abby into the bigger area. After Scooby got done smelling and marking everything in the smaller area, he started crying. He SOOOOOOOO wanted to go play with the big puppies. I'm a softie so I took him over. He LOVED it!!! He even played nice with all of the hugermongouser doggies over there. Good puppy! We're home now and both babies are passed out from exhaustion! Wish the park was closer so we could go more often.

The not so fun part was the housework. I did get to the nastiest job so I feel good about that. I also had the boy clean off the cobwebs from the front of the house. Both kids also worked on the living room. The house looks better, but I still have a BIG list of things to do. We'll see if I bother with it tomorrow. LOL!

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HICALGAL 8/9/2009 8:51PM

    sounds like everyone had a nice day at the dog park!

i have a huge list too and it's not even housework...that's on my housework i'm a list person. can't function w/o them but i admit, it sure feels good to mark stuff off and seeing the list get smaller sort of...cause i seem to keep adding onto the list just as fast as i mark something off. i call that one my unending list. that one gives me

have a great week! emoticon

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NICOLE31397 8/9/2009 9:19AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the park.

As far as the granny (97 yrs young) always tells me....dirt will always be there tomorrow even if you clean it today. So keep a tidy house but don't forget to enjoy life too.

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    Great blog Barbara,
You are not supposed to get EVERYTHING done on your to do list in one day are you?
I loved your story about the trip to the dog park. We too, have a leashless park similar to the one you described and it's about the same distance away from our house. We generally go at least once per week and our three purebred mutts love it and come home exhausted, just like your two did.

I ALWAYS get the task of removing the cobwebs at the front door, and not by choice either. I'm a foot taller than my DW and therefore if she goes in before me, she only get a little bit of the CW and yours truly gets the whole enchilada, hummmmmmm, that is sounding like a good lunch or maybe a late brunch, LOL.

I always look forward to your blogs
Keep up all your great work

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