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I'm Ready NOW

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Going to work is becoming increasingly hard. I am about 18 months from retirement. My DH retired about 18 months ago. I am so ready to join him. I am working in a position that is not very challenging and am only working 4 days a week. I chose the job for those very reasons. I've been working since I was 16 and have had challenging positions all my adult life so I wanted to rest a little before I retired. However, I am ready to retire now! I don't want to rest, I want to be able to do what I want, go where I want and most especially not have to have someone else tell me what to do. Am I selfish? I guess, but I've put in 55 years and I want to quit. Of course, I can't pay for health care insurance without a salary (mine right now is minimal, but it pays for insurance). I guess that stress is part of life and this is my stress now.

Hey guys, thanks for listening to my rant.....


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RURAL3 8/26/2009 10:47AM

    Nancy, I was so like you in that last year or so. I wanted it now! But you have so little time left and the time goes by so fast when you are down to the end. Make the most of it. Make a new friend. Motivate someone at work. Spread the Spark. Mentor a younger person. The time will go by so fast and you will be investing time into others. Find something you can challenge yourself with there and go for it. And pray for your coworkers they probably want to retire too but have much longer to go. emoticon

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Feeling Better Today

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Didn't feel great yesterday, so I went to bed without doing my 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercises. I feel kind of funny. Something' s missing. Its really funny how much an attitude can change in 2 months. By the scale I lost a pound today, but I didn't eat much yesterday, so I'm not going to count it. If its still gone tomorrow I will change my ticker. Today will be another great day with SP.


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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/25/2009 2:10PM

    I hope you are feeling much better today. I live in North Mississippi and the sun is shining, it isn't too hot outside and it makes me feel better. Best wishes.
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PATRICIA441 8/25/2009 9:21AM

  You have a super attitude which is so uplifting. So glad you are feeling better today. That pound is Out of Here!!! Hugs. Pat

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RURAL3 8/25/2009 9:09AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. I bet that pound stays off.

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First Sick Day

Monday, August 24, 2009

I went to work today but began feeling sick right after lunch. emoticon emoticon

By 4pm I had to come home. No supper for me tonight. emoticon

DH is kinda pleased he doesn't have to make supper. He had lost track of time because he was moving all the old furniture out of the basement guest room to be ready for the carpet cleaners tomorrow.

I'm glad he finished the job by himself 'cause I sure don't feel like helping him tonight.

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BIRDLEGS29 8/24/2009 9:14PM

    Take care of yourself and get better real fast.


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MIMZY08 8/24/2009 7:43PM

    I'm so sorry you feel bad! I hope you start feeling better soon!

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JUDY1676 8/24/2009 7:26PM

    Hope you feel better soon!
How great that your dh finished the job!
Take care and rest!

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PATRICIA441 8/24/2009 7:26PM

  So sorry you are not feeling . Hopefully, after a good night's sleep you will be completely well. Hugs. Pat

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Bear Adventure

Sunday, August 23, 2009

We spent another beautiful weekend in our mountain cabin.

But we had a little bit of an adventure as we were getting ready to leave. My DH had just stepped outside when he looked up and saw a 5 foot tall Black Bear watching him just a little way uphill. He called to me and I got our Golden Retriever, Bucky in the house and found the camera. The bear had moved further away but stood watching us for some time so Dean was able to catch some pictures.

We were in the process of packing up to go home so we started yelling and waving our hands but the bear just stayed where he was watching us. My DH got out his rifle and shot a few times away from the bear to scare him and he finally ran away. As we finished packing we found that the bear had gotten into our storage shed and opened a bag of dog food. I guess he was hoping we'd leave and he could go back to the food. We cleaned everything up and put the dog food into pastic canisters and stored it in the house. I wonder if the dog food will still be there when we go back next week.......

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RURAL3 8/24/2009 12:51PM

    I can't believe you thought to grab your camera. You must be used to bears in your area. I would not have gone out again to snap a picture.

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PATRICIA441 8/24/2009 12:42PM

  What a beautiful cabin. I sure am glad you got your dog in. Hopefully, the bear won't be back. Have a super week!!

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GRANDKATZ 8/24/2009 11:30AM

    What a way to end a week-end!


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HUPAMONI 8/24/2009 9:51AM

  What a neat blog. Nice cabin. BIG BEAR!!!! Nice pics. :-) Stay 'safe' around those bears as you have fun
up in the cabin.... :-) Sher

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LINJEN48 8/24/2009 8:24AM

    We have black bear here where I live. I have seen them within a 1/4 mile of my house. They only bother if you leave food where they can get it.
Beautiful cabin, and nice pictures.

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CATIEBELLE 8/24/2009 12:55AM

    The bear came too close for me. Hope he doesn't get upset because you took the food away but maybe he won't come back because the diner is closed. Great pictures.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/23/2009 11:05PM

    Wonderful pictures, I am scared of bears. I have heard that animals are coming out fo their enviroments trying to find food closer to people these days. Youhave a beautiful cabin.

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MARJIJANE 8/23/2009 9:59PM

    What an adventure! If you handle this you can do anything! Woo Hoo!

I'm 'bear'ly able to breath reading about your story! Bears are fattening up for the winter, so they are roaming in unusual places! Great Pictures by your DH, BTW... really cool to see how big the furry buddy was!

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Party Eating

Friday, August 21, 2009

I feel pretty proud! I went to an after work cocktail party at a friend's. She is a gourmet cook and really puts on a spread - both food and alcoholic beverages. I decided I would plan my strategy, so I called her and asked what she was having. I then plotted 4 oz chicken and 4 oz shrimp for her grilled kabobs. I put down 4 oz of red wine and during the party I made myself 2 wine spritzers each containing only 2 oz wine and some sparkling water. I had half a turkey on wheat sandwich and a green salad before leaving. I had 12 glasses of water also during the day. I was a the party for 3 hours and stuck with my plan. I was aware that I was not eating constantly but I had a great time at the party and didn't feel deprived. My goal is to eat like that consistently w/o making a big deal of it and to realize I don't have to treat myself with food to have a good time.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/22/2009 6:18PM

    I think you handled that wonderfully. You made a plan and stuck to it and still had a great time. It just shows everyone what they can do and still stay forused on their goal. Congratulations.
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WATERMELLEN 8/21/2009 5:50PM

    Fail to plan and you plan to fail -- but you planned to succeed! And you succeeded!!! That whole idea that celebration = eating is one I have to haul myself up on over and over again . . . Did you actually enter your pre-planned foods in your nutrition counter before the party started?

Congrats to you.

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RURAL3 8/21/2009 11:13AM

    So I wrote this once and it didn't show up so I will try my thoughts again.

Oh I see now it went on your walking the dog blog. Oops well it belongs here. emoticon

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