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Monday, October 11, 2010

So I've been sitting here bored out of my mind (holidays are SLOW), avoiding doing documentation work (as always...GODS it's tedious, we hatez it we does), feeling crummy 'cause this month Mother Nature has decided to get me back for the past several *easy* months (or possibly it's just my body's way of kicking my sorry arse 'cause I didn't make it to the gym all weekend), wishing I had something interesting to blog about and coming up empty...

While my food was heating up I decided to check e-mail on my phone. What do I find waiting for me? A note from my son telling me they've pulled out the Hail Mary pass, and have a reprieve for a month.

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At that moment, I didn't care that I was at work and anybody could have come up...the tears just happened. It's hard to describe how tied up in knots I've been over their situation this week - I panicked yesterday when nobody answered their phone and my daughter's cell phone was disconnected. Happily it occurred to me after a few minutes that with any luck DANCINGRAVEYNS might be with the crew and I texted her, and burst into tears when she texted they were at Grandma's, and they were just visiting (no, power was still on, just visiting). So THIS news? Yep, it undid me. Yeah, I'm sure the hormones aren't helping, but still...I love my kids and I love their dad (remember, I stay friends with exes - just 'cause I'm not married to him doesn't mean I don't CARE) and I HATE not being able to do anything to help.

So apparently the universe was listening to all your prayers and good thoughts, and decided to cut them a break. Here's hoping it's enough - the boys (dad included) all still need jobs or it'll just be staving disaster off for a month and we'll be right back here again. So if you wouldn't mind keeping those prayers and good thoughts coming...if it worked once, it can work again, right? I know they're doing their part (that being busting their butts putting in applications all over creation) - it's only a matter of time and SOMETHING has to turn up.

  
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NEREID71 10/17/2010 3:05PM

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ZURDTA- 10/11/2010 3:03PM

    Sending out positive vibes for all - *jobs* *jobs* *jobs* and *gainful employment*

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QUEEN_REINA 10/11/2010 1:43PM

    I'm so GLAD they got a little more time!!

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JAYMURZ 10/11/2010 1:41PM

    ...so on the 3rd day do you really feel like dancing? {have a Happy Period... yeah, you know that one was made up by a guy}

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AUGUST_SUN 10/11/2010 1:36PM

    Prayers, candles, whatever they need. You got it.

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AUGUST_SUN 10/11/2010 1:35PM

    Prayers, candles, whatever they need. You got it.

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JONEIL513 10/11/2010 11:29AM

    I am so glad they got a reprieve!

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EVERLEARNING 10/11/2010 11:09AM

    Happy Dance!!! (Can I log that as exercise?)

Prayers and LOTS of good employment energy heading their way.

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RADANOLS_GIRL 10/11/2010 9:52AM

    YAY!!!!!!! *does happy dance*

Now for jobs.

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DRAGONSPITTLE 10/11/2010 9:34AM

    *warm fuzzies and well wishes*

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LENGELKE 10/11/2010 9:03AM

    Hey, prayer works! I'll keep praying for them!

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A Day At The Faire!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

It felt weird going as a "civilian" - but I gave back the last of my borrowed garb a few months ago, and haven't picked up anything new just yet (I figure we'll wait on that kind of expense until we've gotten a little further along on the weight loss).

I will have you know I wasn't even tempted by the funnel cakes! That's a major victory right there. We ate lunch before we headed out, and only picked up some extra water for me and a Pepsi for my mate. Though I'll admit...I was sorely tempted by the puppets (I am SUCH a puppet geek). My mate has their card in his wallet now, so I suspect there may be more puppets in my future (he got me the gryphon I'd been lusting after for Yule 2 years ago). :D

The only intentional "person" photo - this is Kenny Klein, a pagan musician we know from the festival we attended in July - the fact that he was at the Ohio Ren Faire this weekend and next weekend was one of the main reasons we decided to go (next weekend we'll be out of town).


We just caught the very end of his set, and then ended up hanging out with him at the Pub for the next hour or so just talking. It was definitely worth the drive!

Other things seen around the Faire!






Yes, she's dancing with a glass of beer (meade? Ale? something alcoholic) on her head. Yes, I'm impressed. And Mr. Goodboyfriend Handbook, when I pointed out that someday I'll be able to do that too, commented that I've got a lot more to shimmy than those dancers did (with a big ol' grin on his face). I think I'll keep him. :D








So yeah, we had a lovely day at the faire. Followed by a lovely evening listening to our favorite band's new album (which was streaming just yesterday and today online for those who'd donated to the project - the album comes out on 1/11/11, and from what we heard tonight it is AWESOME). Gods I SO wish I didn't have to go to work tonight. *sigh*

  
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15THC_ODETTE 10/12/2010 9:28AM

    I don't usually go to the Ren Faires except the one in Fishers, Indiana where we work it.

I stopped playing Elizabethan some time ago, and I have a crap-tonne of size 18-20(ish) garb that needs to find a new home. I gave the chemises away to the local SCA group's Gold Key, but I have at least 4 (maybe more) brocade Elizabethan gowns in a giant plastic tub. I wish I had known.

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AIRBO1 10/11/2010 8:34PM

    I love the Ohio Ren Fest. I haven't been in 2 years! I told my hubby we was going this year no matter what. We will be going the last weekend. Can't wait. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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WITHLOVE_DAWN 10/10/2010 6:29PM

    Looks like it was a great time!!! And yes, I too am jealous!!! Great pics, thanks for sharing : )

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AUGUST_SUN 10/10/2010 3:21PM

    Totally green with envy. We have a Faire here, but it's nothing like that.

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DRAGONSPITTLE 10/10/2010 12:44PM

    I WANNA GO!!! I hope you had some fun for me while you were there!!! =) I love the lady doing the sword dance with beer!!! LOLOLOL

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FLAMENM 10/10/2010 12:17PM

    Funnel cakes are my temptation, too. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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RARAAVIS 10/10/2010 11:58AM

    looks great!!! i love these faires!

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--MAY-- 10/10/2010 11:04AM

    I love your pics!! Your mate sounds like my DH he would have said the exact same thing!!
I am glad you a great time!!


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MRSGOODHEART 10/10/2010 10:27AM

    Oh they are great fun! I guess I love them because I always wanted to be a wench! LOL Thanks for sharing the photos!

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QUEEN_REINA 10/10/2010 9:55AM

    I LOVE the ren faire!! It musta been so fun!! Love your pics too

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ZURDTA- 10/10/2010 6:01AM

    Looks interesting...

The beer looks like something very fizzy and generic... certainly not an ale... nor mead... just a regular beer... (hey, I know my beer, alright!)

We don't really have anything like that over here - I guess we got Village Fetes and town centres have markets with stalls of stuff... but nothing with the whole theme and stalls and entertainment.

There is the German Market that comes over in the Winter... all Christmas-sy or Yuletide-y or mid-Winter Feast-y... very German anyway and I love that. Oh yes, and the Victorian Christmas Market where the stall holders dress up and that is nice.

But, no, nothing to compare to the Faires of Ye Olde times...

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(Psst! In England most people do not think of Victorian as particularly Olde Worlde... so the Victoran Market doesn't count... just saying...)

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ZCTMMOM1 10/10/2010 3:21AM

    SOUNDS WONDERFUL!!!!!! I am thinking of youas I work tonight, too!! LOL

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DARKSTAR8 10/9/2010 10:24PM

    I am so jealous. I hear ads all the time for the Texas Ren Faire but they don't tell you when or where and I can't find it!!! Great pictures, thanks!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 10/9/2010 9:26PM

    You always have such fun stuff that you go do and see. ahhhh, to live in a real CITY!

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THATWEIRDGIRL 10/9/2010 9:21PM

  I've missed the Renaissance Faire out near me this year, so I'm living vicariously through your pictures. Glad you had fun!

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ANGELCURLS83 10/9/2010 9:21PM

    OOOoooo...funnel cakes. Oh, how I love them (with strawberries of course). BUT, I went to a fair last weekend and was offered a bite of one and didn't even accept. I didn't fall for any of the temptations there. I was so proud of myself.

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A Song And Dance Blog

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Help out our choirmaster! Post a blog in which you talk about a song that has particular meaning to you during your journey toward living a healthier life. Do its lyrics give you strength? Does the music pump you up? Does it remind you of a happy, healthy time in your life? Listen to that song at least once this week to motivate you to start the new term off right. (20 points)

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I've been stewing on this all week. What song really epitomzes my journey, symbolizes what drives me, where I'm going...can I narrow it down?

Not so much. Remember - I grew up in a "musical comedy" (we'd break into song at random moments whenever something reminded us of a lyric) and there is a sound-track to my life pretty much at all times. So, there's *always* a new significant song popping up. However, there are a couple that have been exceptionally significant, even if they aren't on my usual play-list. Well not all of them anyway.
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Let me tell you a story.

Long long ago (okay, about 5 years or so) there was this beautiful princess who'd fallen in love and married a man who had lots of "issues" - she was his anchor and his savior and made everything in his life better. For 10 years she'd held him through panic attacks, supported him through financial set-backs, and encouraged him to follow his dreams. Eventually he felt healthy enough to start embracing life more, and she became the "stealth wife" - always the one at home holding down the fort while he was out moving and shaking and gathering groupies. Now, the princess knew she wasn't wired for "just one" early on, and they were polyamorous from the very beginning, but slowly over time she found herself more and more hemmed in, closed off, and eventually captured and shut up in the tower - not allowed to be with anyone except her prince or those he found for himself (who - to a woman - feigned bisexuality just long enough to break her heart). Eventually she found she'd been locked into monogamy with him, and HE didn't want her anymore - he'd found a new princess who was his sun and moon and was only keeping the old princess around as a "walking paycheck" - BUT he kept telling her it would get better, she needed to be patient, and since she wasn't as young as she used to be (note - the new princess was literally half his age when they met), where else could she go? Who would love a run down, dumpy, overweight pack-horse like her? So, she waited, and wished, and became more and more broken...until one day she realized that no matter what she did (including losing over 60 pounds) she'd never get his love back, and it was time to take care of HER. She started going out and having fun with friends, went and walked a half marathon with her sister, and started rebuilding her shattered self-esteem. It was slow going, and she had to be VERY careful (because the Prince turned into a dragon at the least hint of her being interested in anyone else or being less dependent on him for her self-worth).

Eventually she'd grown enough of a backbone to start seriously making a plan of escape - she talked to a friend and his wife who had financial backgrounds and they helped her think about what she could realistically do to protect the children in her life and still flee her confinement. But the idea of being alone terrified her, and kept her from moving forward.

Meanwhile, she'd made a friend online with whom she became pretty close - she called him on his birthday (he worked at night like she did), and that began a "4am phone call" tradition (that continues to this day). After a few months, it turned out this nice young man was coming to her city to see his favorite band play - she wasn't able to escape the tower early enough to actually go to the concert, but she met him afterwards (even though she had to go to work that night). That first face-to-face moment was pretty amazing - imagine a long-haired hunk in a leather jacket standing in a church with sunshine beaming down on him - can you hear the angel choir? The princess could...and when he took her hand (and didn't let go) and started introducing her to his friends, she thought she'd died and gone to heaven (remember, she'd been hidden at home as the "stealth wife" for so long, she was used to having people be ashamed to be seen with her...and this guy seemed THRILLED). They went to dinner where they talked about their lives, and then they went downtown to sit on Fountain Square (on the pedestal of the fountain - the rest was dismantled for repair), surrounded by Christmas decorations, with Jim Carrey and The Grinch playing on the new "big screen" ("How cool, Cincinnati gives it's homeless people a big screen!"), and eventually the first kiss happened and it was like the universe held it's breath. And then it was time to take him back to his car so he could drive back across the state and she could go to work...and as they stood by his car, he held her face in his hands (a gesture she'd always *dreamed* someone would do with her), kissed her, and held her like he didn't want to let go. And as she got into her car and turned it on...this song came on the radio:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EwViQxSJJQ

And as the tears streamed down her face, she realized she wasn't going to be alone. That she COULD find love again, and that there were people who'd be THRILLED to have her in their life, and would cherish her the way she deserved. And she decided it was time to LIVE, and LOVE, and break out of that prison tower forever. And so she did. And is.
And that's where this journey began.

That said, she decided to find her inner bombshell again, and unleash the sexy firey woman who'd become so buried under responsibility and pain for so many years. She's taken a lot of strides in that direction (some of which her ex-girlfriend deserves credit for unleashing - dating someone who's a dancer with a degree in makeup and liked to play "dress up" before going out dancing did a LOT for learning to feel like "sex on wheels"), but it's still largely in process. So songs like this inspire her to dig deeper and let her inner "Glamazon" shine forth:

(warning - sexy videos ahead, NOT the un-censored versions though, so SP shouldn't get too antsy)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x93iLj06iM&
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Fnet0y9Ts&
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Watch out world.
Euphrates is getting her sexy back.
Be afraid.
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(FWIW, I still hear the "angel choir" on a regular basis - I mean, who wouldn't? *grins*)

My miracle, and the best birthday present the Universe ever gave me (the "first date" detailed above happened 2 days after my birthday).

  
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RADANOLS_GIRL 10/11/2010 10:03AM

    I'm so glad you escaped that tower. And for the record, you kind of have that sexy thing down pretty dayam good. Just saying... emoticon

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MRSGOODHEART 10/10/2010 3:20PM

    I love a happy ending. Okay...now when they turn your story into a mini series who will play you??

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--MAY-- 10/10/2010 11:18AM

    I was crying also!! that is an amazing story. and I am glad he kissed you that way especially since you had dreamed of it!! Congrats on getting your sexy back!! I would also like to beat up your EX!

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ZCTMMOM1 10/10/2010 3:27AM

    Sigh!!! That was soooo neat to read!! I knew MOST of it...but...AWWWWWW!! LOL!!! (Of course, now I wanna go beat up your ex....sorry!)

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NOTMILK 10/9/2010 9:28PM

    AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWW!!! Euphrates!
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Really? That is like the SWEETEST story EVAR! Man - do I wish

*hint to the universe*

that I had a story like that!

Seriously - you are one lucky dame! I am glad you found you and let you out! Way to go Yote for showing up and saving the story!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 10/9/2010 7:32PM

    Awesomeness Euphrates!! a knight in shining armor or is that shining amour.

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AUGUST_SUN 10/9/2010 6:02PM

    "Night on Bald Mountain" from "The Peer Gynt Suite" by Edvard Grieg.
My feet just won't stay still.

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EVERLEARNING 10/9/2010 5:23PM

    emoticon, INDEED!

What a great story. Lucky you ~ both of you!

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DIAMANTHA 10/9/2010 2:56PM

    That is so awesome. I'm glad you're no longer trapped and getting your sexy back. Hee hee!!! This blog made me giddy!

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RUBYCLAIRE 10/9/2010 1:54PM

    What a GREAT blog!

Headlines should read:

PRINCESS RESCUED FROM TOWER OF EMOTIONAL BONDAGE!!

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EUPHRATES 10/9/2010 12:59PM

    Oh HELLZ yeah! (Yep, it's on the sexy playlist)
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TURQUOISELOTUS 10/9/2010 12:57PM

    What GREAT blog! I am actually crying... Warning: do not read at work unless people around you understand weeping emoticon

Wow, I can hear the angel choir! Wooohoooo! Get your inner Glamazon out and ROCK it girl!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/9/2010 12:51PM

    Does Crazy Bitch count? :)

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I HATE This! (Not my usual positive happy blog)

Friday, October 08, 2010

I have to make a phone call that I dread today. I have to tell my ex-husband that my boss can't hire him ('cause he IS my ex-husband), and my boss's boss has better resumes for the other position open, so it's not looking good.
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Which is going to devastate him - I know he's continued looking and has had a couple of interviews, but I know he was really hopeful that this might pan out. As it is...he's been out of work for nearly 2 years, and is facing foreclosure - and according to the e-mail I got from my older son today, they may need to move out as soon as next week due to the lack of funds to cover the power bill (my daughter makes just enough at her job to feed them, not enough to cover the outstanding bills). And I've got nothing to lend him that would help - we're relatively tight over here too (thanks to they money taken out of my check every 2 weeks to cover the bankruptcy I had to file after my divorce 3 years ago - getting close to it being done, but not there yet). I know they're all busting their butts looking for jobs, but in this economy in this state, it's just not going well. SO, it looks like my kids are going to be homeless soon, and it's tearing me up that I'm not able to do anything about it.

I know my ex-spice (2nd husband and wife, the ones that just had the baby) have said that the RHPO3 have an open invitation to stay with them if need be, which might be an option for my daughter (who will need to stay on this side of town for her job). I also know the rest will probably go stay with their grandmother (their dad's mom) on the other side of town. No clue what will happen to the dog or their stuff (but I know the bank will change the locks eventually, so they'll need to get as much out as they can as soon as they can). WE don't have the space - we don't even have a proper couch that anybody could sleep on, and then there are the cats and 2 of my kids' allergies...sigh. My mate mentioned his folks' could store stuff, but that's 4 hours away. We have friends that might be able to house one kid or another - like I said, I have some phone calls to make today.

I'm going to go to the gym and see if working out helps me get my thoughts straight and my emotions untangled. Normally it would...but I'm feeling guilty that I HAVE a gym membership right now (and food, and tickets to the Ren Faire, and have been talking about going dancing...my life is zipping happily along and my kids are about to be homeless). I know none of this is my fault and it's all TOTALLY out of my control - it's not that kind of guilt. But still, it's eating at me. (Happily I'm not eating IT - I suspect my response of wanting to take out my emotions at the gym is a good sign.)

Any prayers, good thoughts, etc. would be most appreciated.
*sigh*

  
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NEREID71 10/10/2010 7:45PM

    Awwww, if I lived close by you could have sent one here! At least everyone knows that you're behind them 100% and can help them the best way that you can.

Don't feel guilty about anything though. Everyone has peaks and valleys in their lives and it sounds as though you went through your own rough patch of your own a while back. You do the best you can, be as supportive as you can, but also do the things you need or make you happy, it will help you be there for them emotionally.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 10/9/2010 7:42PM

    Hey Euphrates! sorry things are not going well for the family. but, glad that you are handling them well and healthfully! praying for good things for all!

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TURQUOISELOTUS 10/9/2010 1:01PM

    Positive thoughts coming your way! Keeping you and your loved ones in My meditations...

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JAYMURZ 10/9/2010 12:04PM

    Sending prayers/good thoughts/calming Karma your way sis!

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QUEEN_REINA 10/9/2010 11:40AM

    I'm so sorry this is happening! I know things will work out in the end for them but right now, it all seems so sad and depressing. Maye something wonderful will happen before they are actually homeless. I'm sending prayers and positive energy for them to find work in time to help!

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NOTMILK 10/9/2010 10:30AM

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Something will happen and it will all work out. Can't say what or when, just keep putting it out there and the Universe will answer.


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MRSGOODHEART 10/9/2010 8:59AM

    Sending good thoughts and hugs your way! emoticon

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ZCTMMOM1 10/9/2010 7:50AM

    Aw Eu! I wsh I could help!!! I understand the job hunt process! I will be praying all the kiddos land on their feet! And keep the puppy with them, too!!!!

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DRAGONSPITTLE 10/9/2010 12:44AM

    emoticon I am sending "May things work out the way they need to" vibes your way.

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--MAY-- 10/9/2010 12:01AM

    Sending good thoughts and warm wishes, and like August said trust in the Magic emoticon and good things will come your way!!

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ANEWDAWN30 10/8/2010 10:47PM

    Sending positive thoughts and energy to you and yours! I hope everything works itself out.

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AUGUST_SUN 10/8/2010 5:40PM

    Prayers, emoticon love emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Trust in the magick.

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RADANOLS_GIRL 10/8/2010 2:24PM

    I really hope the universe will present a solution. *hugs*

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WILDRICE99 10/8/2010 1:21PM

    I do hope that things will work out for your family. I'll say some prayers as well.

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JONEIL513 10/8/2010 12:36PM

    I am really sorry that things are so tough, that kind of helplessness is an awful feeling. You care so much but really can't help. I wish there was something I could do, i'm sending lots of good thoughts their way and yours. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZURDTA- 10/8/2010 12:24PM

    So difficult to be the supportive one to exs and kids... you try for a life of your own and yet those ties remain to complicate matters. It's not your fault, but you feel you have a duty or responsibility and because you have nothing in your power tohelp them out... you get the stress and worry. Sounds like foreclosure is certain - although none will be completely homeless. A lot of stress and heartache for all concerned. The economic climate is a total nightmare right now... and my heart really goes out to anyone stuck with the imbalance of more going out than coming in...

Sincere best wishes and positive thoughts to all concerned. It won't help anyone... but it is the only contribution to give.

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(I don't believe in luck - but here's some anyway!)

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RARAAVIS 10/8/2010 11:24AM

    i am so sorry euphrates emoticon. i too am searching for employment, but i am fortunate enough to have a significant other that has a very good job and can take care of me. i know how this economy is tearing people up. i can't imagine what you must be feeling. i wish i could help! i've been applying to hundreds of jobs and have only had 2 interviews. i imagine how he must be felling. i hope this all turns out ok; i really do.
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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 10/8/2010 10:49AM

    Your family will be in my thought and prayers. I wish there was something I could say that would make it better even for a moment, but there is nothing that won't sound trite.....Terri

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TROOPER753 10/8/2010 10:49AM

    I will keep the family in prayer. I would like to suggest checking out some people who fight foreclosure. It is unlawful to do what they do in foreclosures. It is worth checking into. There are some egroups online etc whom have a lot to study. This can help with other bills etc too. Go to yahoogroups.com and search for ucclawgroup, redemptionbymethod. There is also a group called DIRT, which is through Michigan University if I am not mistaken (not a yahoo group though) They mainly focus on foreclosure and have a few attorneys nationwide teaching people how to fight foreclosure. MERS and other groups whom execute the procedings for foreclosure have been proven to be illegal and non-existent.
G-d bless! Will be praying for a rememdy.

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PRANA_DANCER 10/8/2010 10:48AM

    I'm sending some positive vibes.

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HIPPICHICK1 10/8/2010 10:40AM

    Oooooh, I don't envy you. Sending very strong "FIXIN'" vibes STAT!!
Blessing to all!
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CEIL46 10/8/2010 10:40AM

    I'm so sorry your family is going through this. This economy is such a disaster, and so many are hurt by it. I wil send prayers and positive energy your way. emoticon

Good job dealing with the stress with exercise instead of food.

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EVERLEARNING 10/8/2010 10:32AM

    That's sure a tough one. I wish I had some brilliant wisdom to offer ~ coming up empty.......

Sending LOTS of good energy your family's way.....
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ZUMBA! W00T!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

So for some reason I was up early last night (I mean, it was still Wednesday? WTF?), and since my mate was sleeping, once I'd gotten all caught up on Spark People and Facebook, I went poking around YouTube for Zumba videos. Why? Well, I had Zumba music stuck in my head (seriously...wish I had a clue what the name of the one song is, 'cause then I could find it, listen to it, and be DONE with it already!) and had been curious to see if I could find the video I know my instructor participated in as part of a contest to win a free trip to the Zumba conference in Mexico this December (which yes, I found but no, she's not actually doing ZUMBA in it - it's a cute commercial though).

Then I came across this.
Now there are some pretty awesome videos out there...but NONE can compare to this group's enthusiasm. (And the cutie leading it is adorable - reminds me of a friend of mine.)

SO, I thought I'd share my now favorite Zumba video EVAR!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nILrs6scTdY

Enjoy!

  
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QUEEN_REINA 10/8/2010 5:58AM

    It sounds so fun! I've been wanting to try Zumba for awhile now, and this blog may be just the spark I need to get me to do it!

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PRINCESSNIBBLES 10/7/2010 10:30PM

    I really want to try Zumba, I love the music! I wonder how well I can do it with my walker for balance emoticon. I'm going to give it a try though, my friend bought the program and if she remembers to bring it next time she's in town, I'm going to try it.

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MYOWNHERO 10/7/2010 3:02PM

    Great video!

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SKYRUNHER 10/7/2010 2:58PM

    Thanks for posting that video! It's great! They are so enthusiastic! I'm really glad you enjoyed your Zumba class! I love going and I *am* the biggest person in the class and I am *not* the one with all the moves! lol

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EUPHRATES 10/7/2010 1:45PM

    I was really nervous about it at first, but I was determined to give it a try and LOVE it. And I'm *not* the biggest person in the class. There's this one girl who is definitely bigger than me, but OMG she's got the MOVES! And the joy on her face as she's dancing just makes you want to smile and dance with her. You should TOTALLY go for it!

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SHRINKINGBUNNI 10/7/2010 1:14PM

    I saw your blog and was wondering how well you liked zumba. I saw an infomercial on it a couple of weeks ago and it looked really fun. I'm not exactly excited about doing dance moves in front of other folks with all the tonnage I'm carrying and was considering buying the program to use at home.

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