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I've "Retired"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

As of March 31, I will be officially retired from my current employer of 32 years. I had some time to take off as well so starting today I'm done working for a while until I find my next job. I'm very ready for the change and looking forward to trying something new (not sure what that will be yet). It's a nice feeling to wake up and not have a real plan for today, although, my first "plan" for my time off is to scrub my house inside and out! It's been so neglected because my job was so busy! Even in these last days I haven't had much free time because I've been transferring my various duties to other people.

There is NO EXCUSE right now for me not to get some exercise in! I will hold myself totally responsible for that task!

  
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DDOORN 3/28/2014 11:12AM

    Woo HOO! I'm ALL SORTSA JEALOUS...lol!

This will mark 32 years for me with my employer...but as we're a single income family there's no sign of being able to afford retirement anytime soon on my horizon...

Like you, I would have absolutely NO PROBLEM filling my days & nights with great stuff to do! :-)

Congrats and cheers to many years of wonderful times ahead!

Don

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PLMITCH 3/27/2014 11:43AM

    Best of luck to you in your new adventures!

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LILY_SPARK 3/26/2014 4:01PM

    How exciting! A new start. Make it a great one and if not, make it another one soon :)

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BATCHICK 3/26/2014 11:09AM

    Hooray! Congrats!

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GARDENCHRIS 3/26/2014 9:37AM

    Enjoy! Wish it was me....I'm real close!

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YOYONOMORE1 3/26/2014 9:11AM

    emoticon on your retirement and enjoy your time of being able to do or not do whatever you want.

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AUNTRENEE 3/26/2014 8:26AM

    Congrads on the retirement. Good luck!

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JAROL7 3/26/2014 8:14AM

    Retirement is fun ... now find something you and your hubby and do together. My wife and I have taken up competitive table tennis. What a life!

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AZMOMXTWO 3/26/2014 8:01AM

  congrats enjoy some down time then move on

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DRAGONSDAWN 3/26/2014 7:48AM

    Congrats! and Good Luck

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We lost our Wyatt on Saturday

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday morning, Wyatt was not acting right. He wasn't able to lay down and be comfortable, was drooling, vomiting a little, panting and he just didn't look good. I called the vet and we brought him to be looked at. After an exam and Xrays, a huge tumor was found around his spleen. He was in a lot of pain. He would have been 11 in June. We could have brought him to Cornell which would have been about a 50-minute drive to have it MAYBE removed successfully and only if he didn't also have cancer or if it didn't burst on the way there. We decided not to put him through all that and had to let him go. He was a great dog and we really miss him! R.I.P., Wyatt. emoticon

  
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PLMITCH 3/18/2014 9:16AM

    I am so sorry for your loss! It hurts me every time I hear a fellow greyhound lover having to go through the sorrow of saying goodbye to one of our gentle souls! I am sure you gave Wyatt the very best years of his life, and we can all be thankful that when he crossed the rainbow bridge all of his friends were waiting for him! I'll tell Glitter and Gator to keep an eye out for Wyatt!

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DDOORN 3/17/2014 10:29PM

    Oh it's SO hard when our pets win our hearts over so and then we have to part our ways....so sorry to hear of your loss!

Don

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/17/2014 8:14PM

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BILLALEX70 3/17/2014 8:03PM

    So sorry for the loss of your furbaby.

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TENNESSEEWALKER 3/17/2014 4:10PM

    Sorry for your loss. You loved him well. emoticon

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GZELLEFRO 3/17/2014 2:54PM

    I'm so sorry. Peace and hugs emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 3/17/2014 2:25PM

  Sorry for your loss

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YouTube

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I like to find exercises on YouTube so that I don't get bored with my workouts. I like to search for exercises for women over 50 simply because I'm still building back up in regard to fitness. Today I found a walking one by Jane Fonda. I really liked it. It was about 30 minutes from warm up to cool down and it was very enjoyable. Got me going for the day and I felt like I got some exercise. emoticon

  
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DONNA_VT 1/30/2014 10:42AM

    Great idea . . . .I haven't ever thought to check You tube for exercise videos. . . I have found knitting demos on there though. Too funny how technology and social media makes such changes in our lives.

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DDOORN 1/27/2014 9:32AM

    SP has some videos posted on YouTube also...

Don

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IMAVISION 1/26/2014 1:58PM

    Excellent idea for exercise tapes.

God bless!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/25/2014 7:48PM

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MARAGRAM 1/25/2014 6:40PM

    Thanks for posting this! I'd not tried these. I do vary my walking routine by speeds and/or incline. Want to find some good zumba site to follow.



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BLUBIRDY00 1/25/2014 3:37PM

  Hi, check out Leslie Sansones Walk Away the Pounds too. I love YouTube as a resource for exercise. Have fun!

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It's Wednesday

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's below zero again. I don't walk my dogs in this weather and it's hard on them. They don't understand. I play games with them but it's not the same thing. Last night I kept them out of a few rooms and hid treats all over for them to find. That lasted about 5 minutes...they found everything. Next time, I'll make it more difficult. I think tonight we'll play agility with some small jumps and maybe something to duck under (like a tunnel would be). It's going to be below zero again today and tomorrow from what the weather report is saying. emoticon

  


Not a normal Spark topic. How do I stop my kitten from biting?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

We have never had a young kitten before. All of our cats have come from shelters as adults and none have been biters or scratchers. We took in a stray kitten and now she's about 8 months old. If she starts to bite or scratch me while I'm up during the day, I tell her no in a firm voice and walk away from her and ignore her for a period of time. It seems to be working. The problem is at night in bed. She snuggles up with me and for a long time is so sweet and cuddly and adorable. But if I try to move her or even if I don't, all of a sudden she will bite and scratch me. At this point she isn't hurting me, but I can tell she means business and as she gets older, this will become nasty. How can I get her to stop "attacking" me at night? We keep the door to our bedroom open because of our dogs...they aways have to go out in the middle of the night and I would rather hear them asking to go out than get up to accidents. I don't want to have to put her in a room by herself at night, but that is a possible solution. I would much rather train her not to do in the first place.

  
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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/14/2014 8:03PM

    I'll tell you what I did with this problem: I tapped their noses or patted their behinds gently and told them no! Also I've used a squirt bottle with water. Works well enough to hold it up and the behavior ceases.

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KKKAREN 1/14/2014 9:09AM

    I have this problem with a feral cat I took in. She was sweet as a kitten but as an adult, if she doesn't want to be touched watch out.

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TENNESSEEWALKER 1/14/2014 8:41AM

    Some cats have 'short fuses' when it comes to being handled in any way by humans, and will experience 'petting induced aggressiveness'. I had one very short-fused cat, and I learned to stop before he got to the end of it. My current cat has a longer fuse, but not by much.
If she does bite, glare at her and say 'No!' In a fierce tone. (You're having some success there. At night the glare might not work so well, but the 'No' will.)
Make sure she has toys that she may bite, and make sure she knows she can bite them.
I wouldn't let the cat under the covers with me, which works pretty well right now that it's cold in the house, and she sleeps on my bed. She can bite the quilt all she wants. When the weather is warmer, or I'm too restless, she has other places in the house where she likes to sleep, and she will spend her nights there.
I hope this helps! emoticon

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