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HOLIDAY BLUES

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WELL FRIENDS HOW MANY OUT THERE HAVE THE HOLIDAY BLUES?I DO MY DAUGHTER CAN'T COME FOR THANKSGIVING SHE HAS TO WORK TILL 930 AND MY SON IS PRETTY SURE HE CAN'T CAUSE HE JUST STARTED A NEW JOB THIS WEEK.
IT IS DEPRESSING I TELL YA! THEN ROY NOT KNOW WHEN HIS LAST PAY CHECK WILL BE AND HIS UNEMPLOYMENT NOT TO LAST TO LONG CAUSE HE USED ALOT OF IT ALREADY.
I JUST HOPE WE CAN GET OUR BILLS PAID BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENS!OR NO CHRISTMAS HERE!:( REALLY HARD TO FIND ALL THE POSITIVES WHEN SO MUCH IS GOING ON! BUT I AM TRYING MY BEST!
I ALWAYS SEAM TO HAVE THE SAME POSITIVES BUT I GUESS THAT CAN AND IS A GOOD THING RIGHT?
WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE WORSE OFF THAN I!
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING MY BLOG AND HUGS TO ALL.

POSITIVES:GOD
MY JOB
A GOOD CAR
A HOME
A GOOD DOG HARLEY
A LOVING FAMILY
A GOOD SPARK TEAM
GREAT SPARK FRIENDS
GETTING PAID TODAY

  
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BIGDAD1211 11/22/2009 3:58PM

    Holidays can be a rough time for many of us, but you are such a blessing to me because you help me to remember the positives. I too am going through a rough patch financially, but I have to trust in God to get me through. With your winning attitude and bright spirit, I truly believe that this will be a great holiday for you
God bless you and yours
In Jesus Name
Greg
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/22/2009 3:22PM

    CHAR, I AM JUST THANKFUL FOR EACH DAY THAT I AM ALIVE. IT WAS ALMOST LIGHTS OUT FOR ME LAST THANKSGIVING. .COMPLETE KIDNEY FAILURE. NOT SURE WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR THE HOLIDAYS OTHER THAN HELPING OTHERS. BUT FOR SURE I WILL BE MISSING MCKENZIE AS HER MOM IS GOING TO BE ON VACATION ALL WEEK. MAYBE I WILL GET SOME CLEANING DONE. I JUST BOUGHT A NEW KITCHEN TABLE AND CHAIRS AND NEED TO CLEAN, WASH DOWN THE WALLS AND CEILING, AND PAINT BEFORE I PUT IT IN THERE. WE WILL PROBABLY BE WORKING AT THE SOUP KITCHEN AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND AT THE CITY MISSION HELPING SERVE THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. THE PEOPLE ALWAYS ARE SO THANKFUL AND THOUGHTFUL AND IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER THAT THEY HAVE SOMETHING...AT LEAST ONE GOOD MEAL AND A LOT OF PRAYER AND BLESSINGS. I WILL BE MAKING ABOUT 30 PUMPKIN PIES STARTING TOMORROW FOR THURSDAY. I LOVE MAKING PUMPKIN THINGS AS I DON'T LIKE PUMPKIN SO IT DOESN'T TEMPT ME AT ALL. WOOHOO!!! MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING BE THANKFUL!!!
BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
HELEN

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LMSW55 11/21/2009 6:02AM

    MY GOODNESS CHAR! I HAVE TO SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN ALONE FOR ALL HOLIDAYS FOR SO MANY YEARS AND I DON'T MIND. I FIND HOLIDAYS WITH FAMILY CAN BE STRESSFUL, SO IT'S A RELIEF FOR ME NOT TO BE EXPECTED TO JOIN MY FAMILY. FOR ME, IT WOULD MEAN AN EXPENSIVE AIRPLANE TICKET TO MASSACHUSETTS AND MONEY FOR A HOTEL BECAUSE MY FOLKS HOME DOES NOT HAVE ROOM TO ACCOMODATE ME. I REALIZE FOR YOU, IT FEELS BLUE. REMEMBER, HOLIDAYS ARE JUST A PARTICULAR DAY IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF LIFE. FAMILY CELEBRATIONS CAN TAKE PLACE AT ANY TIME, ANY PLACE. FEEL BETTER, MY DEAR CHAR.
MARY


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MAURIZIA 11/19/2009 7:05AM

    CHAR, I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL WITH NO FAMILY AROUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS, THO' IN YOUR CASE THEY'RE AROUND AND JUST CAN'T GET TO YOU. CAN YOU PICK A SUNDAY OR SATURDAY WHEN THEY CAN GET THERE AND CELEBRATE IT ON THAT DAY? THAT'S WHAT JOHN'S COUSINS DO AT CHRISTMAS. WE GATHER THE SATURDAY PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS.

AS FAR AS FINANCES, I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT. AT THE MOMENT WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER PAYROLL NEXT WEEK - HOPING THE STATE REIMBURSES US FOR SEPT. SO WE CAN GET PAID. :(

HUGS!



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KSNICKER 11/18/2009 7:18PM

    CHAR THOSE ARE GREAT POSITIVES...
I UNDERSTAND ABOUT NOT HAVING FAMILY AROUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS. IT'S BEEN ME AND DH FOR YEARS NOW... SO WHAT WE WERE DOING WAS JOINING FRIENDS THAT PUT ON A BIG GET TOGETHER. THAT REALLY HELPED US THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND WAS A LOT OF FUN TOO. SO WHY NOT SEE WHAT SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS ARE DOING AND OFFER TO BRING A DISH...
((HUGS))

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ANOKITA 11/18/2009 11:14AM

    And above all: being alive and healthy.
And thanks for remember me all these good things!
Love and hugs,
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SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OK TODAY I GET UP GOT ALL MY EXERCISE ALL DONE AND WALKING.BUT THEN AGAIN YOU KNEW I WOULD!LOL I COME TO WORK GET EVERYTHING ALL READY FOR THE DOCTOR'S AND NURSES AND THE BOSS COMES IN EARLY AND ASKED TO TALK TO ME HUM WHAT IS SHE UP TO I THOUGHT!A COUPLE OF US HERE HAVE BEEN TELLING AND TELLING HER OF A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS! AND NOTHING IS EVER DONE SO WE STOPPED TRYING! WELL SHE WANTS ME TO BE A SPY FOR HER SHE SAY'S SHE CAN'T BE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME YOU SEE WE HAVE TWO FLOORS AND SHE HARDLY EVER COMES UP HERE! SO SHE WANT ME TO REPORT TO HER EVERYTHING I SAID I REALLY DON'T LIKE TO BE PUT INTO A POSITION LIKE THAT I HAVE TO WORK HERE WITH ALL THESE PEOPLE. AND SHE ALWAYS HAS A HABIT OF BLURTING THINGS OUT AND TELLING PEOPLE WHO SAID WHAT! SO I SAID IF YOU GET A BEEP IN YOUR PHONE AND NO ONE ANSWERS JUST SIT THERE AND LISTEN I WILL PUT MY PHONE ON SPEAKER AND SHE CAN HERE EVERYTHING AND SHE WOULD HAVE TO COME UP AND TELL EVERYONE SHE CALLED ME AND HERD IT THRU MY PHONE ALL THE LOUDNESS! SHE SAID YES SHE WOULD I AM REALLY NOT LIKING THIS AT ALL! WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK AND WHAT WOULD YOU ALL DO?THEN SHE ASKED ME ABOUT THE GIRL THAT WAS RUDE TO ME AND I TOLD HER THAT WHOLE STORY.
THEN WE GET NEWS FROM ROY'S BOSS I AM SO THANKFUL HE STILL HAS HIS JOB CAUSE HE SHOULD BE GONE BY NOW HE IS THE ONLY GUY LEFT AND THEY GOT A CONTRACT BUT THE MONEY IS BEING HELD UP BY THE STATE I GUESS AND TOLD ROY HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER HE CAN PAY HIM. I ONLY HOPE WE MAKE IT THRU THE HOLIDAY'S AND ARE ABLE TO PAY OFF THESE BILLS! SO SAY A PRAYER WE CAN GET THEM ALL PAID BEFORE THIS HAPPENS STRESS EVERY WHERE BUT I AM TRYING MY DARNEDEST TO STAY POSITIVE! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING MY BLOG 1 AND HUGS TO ALL!

POSITIVES:GOD
A JOB
A LOVING FAMILY
A GOOD DOG HARLEY
A GOOD CAR
A HOME
A NEWLY REMODELED BATHROOM
MOM FINALLY PLACED IN A NURSING HOME
A HANGING BY A THREAD TO HIS JOB
A GREAT SPARK TEAMGOOD SPARK FRIENDS

  
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LMSW55 11/21/2009 6:06AM

    CHAR, YOUR BOSS IS NOT BEING ETHICAL AND IS MISUSING HER AUTHORITY. I WOULD REPORT THIS TO THE COMPANY COMPLIANCE LINE.
MARY


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REKANN1 11/17/2009 11:38AM

  I'd not sure what to say to that, other than be honest tho the boss, at one time I worked in a office and one person was saying things an I made the comment to them and told them they needed to talk to the boss. If that didn't do maybe they should be looking around for another job unless they can work something else out with the boss, I had talked to the boss after talking to them and told the boss and let them know that I liked the job and would like to stay as long as possible, unless things change for the worst.

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MAURIZIA 11/17/2009 11:37AM

    CHAR, HOW UNPROFESSIONAL OF YOUR BOSS TO ASK YOU TO DO THIS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO...BUT I AM GOING TO ASK THE TWO WOMEN HERE TO GET THEIR OPINION. ONE HAS BEEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS...

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT ROY'S BOSS MEANS ABOUT GETTING MONEY FROM THE STATE. WE'RE NOT SURE IF WE WILL HAVE MONEY TO MEET PAYROLL IF WE DON'T GET PAID BY THE STATE WHO OWE US FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER REIMBURSEMENTS.

HUGS.

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NOT A BAD DAY TODAY AT ALL

Monday, November 16, 2009

YES FRIENDS TODAY IS A PRETTY GOOD DAY FOR BEING A MONDAY HERE AT WORK. I JUST LOVE THAT I CAN GET MY WORK ALL DONE AND THEN TALK TO ALL OF YOU RIGHT FROM MY DESK. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS ANSWER THE PHONE. IT REALLY HELPS OUT WHEN I GO HOME THAT I AM NOT ON AS MUCH GOT TO GIVE THAT ATTENTION TO THE HUBBY AND DOGGIE YA KNOW!IF HUBBY IS WATCHING SOMETHING ON THE BIG SCREEN I GO TO THE COMPUTER ROOM AND WATCH SOMETHING ELSE WHILE I CHAT REALLY WORKS FOR ME.
IT IS ALWAYS MORE BUSY THAN THIS BUT TODAY IT IS COMING IN SPURTS!
I WENT TO WALMART AND STAPLES ON MY LUNCH HOUR AND ACTUALLY MADE IT BACK ON TIME.I WAS LOOKING FOR A PLASTIC FLOOR MAT FOR UNDER MY COMPUTER DESK MAN ARE THOSE THING EXPENSIVE! SO NO I DIDN'T GET IT THAT WILL HAVE TO BE A CHRISTMAS GIFT! THEN IN WALMART I NEEDED A CLOCK FOR OUR NEWLY REMODELED BATHROOM I DID GET A LITTLE ONE. AND A COUPLE OTHER THINGS. I DID WANT TO ALSO GO TO THE HARLEY STORE SINCE THEY WERE CLOSED YESTERDAY I THOUGHT THEY STARTED THEIR CHRISTMAS HOURS BUT NO NOT YET!SO MAYBE HUBBY WILL GO WITH ME AFTER SUPPER TONIGHT!
WELL HEATHER MY DAUGHTER WON'T BE COMING FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER BUMMER!~ STILL WAITING ON MY SON TO LET ME KNOW HE STARTED HIS NEW JOB TODAY.
I GOT UP THIS MORNING AND MUST HAVE BEEN HALF ASLEEP YET CAUSE I DID MY AEROBIC EXERCISE WHICH ARE SUPPOSE TO BE TOMORROW AND THURSDAY AND SATURDAY. I DO STRENGTH TRAINING THE OPPOITE DAY'S ALONG WITH SPARK EXERCISES SO LET'S JUST SAY I DID WAY MORE THAN I SHOULD HAVE BUT STILL MADE IT ON TIME TO WORK.LOL MY SHOULDER IS BOTHERING ME TODAY MAYBE I REALLY DID DO TO MUCH! EITHER THAT OR AM FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS!LOL
WELL 2 MORE HOURS TO GO HERE! THEN HOME I GO.I FORGOT MY CELL PHONE SO I GOT TO CALL HUBBY AND IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO GO TONIGHT MAYBE I WILL GO RIGHT FROM WORK AND THAT WAY HE WILL HAVE SUPPER READY FOR ME!LOL SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN HUH?
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING MY BLOG AND HUGS TO ALL OF YOU.

POSITIVES:GOD
A JOB
(THAT LET'S ME TALK TO ALL OF YOU HERE I LOVE IT)
A GOOD DOG HARLEY
A LOVING FAMILY
A GOOD CLEAN CAR
A WORK DAY THAT IS ALMOST OVER
A GREAT SPARK TEAM
GOOD SPARK FRIENDS

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/21/2009 7:23PM

    SO SORRY THAT HEATHER WON'T BE COMING FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER. I TRY NOT TO PLAN TO MUCH AT ANY TIME...SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS TO CHANGE IT!!! SO I JUST GO WITH THE FLOW ANYMORE!! GREAT POSITIVES!!!
BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
HELEN

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MAURIZIA 11/16/2009 4:03PM

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SORRY TO HEAR HEATHER WON'T BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THE BAKING...I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO LET TRADITIONS GO...HUGS, MY FRIEND!

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QUIET SUNDAY

Sunday, November 15, 2009

YES FRIENDS TODAY WAS A QUIET SUNDAY. I GOT UP AND TODAY IS A DAY OF REST SO I SHOWERED AND DID MY SPARK POINTS. THEN WASHED ALL THE BEDDING AND A COUPLE OF EXTRA THINGS. PT CLEAN BEDDING ON THE BED.GOT MY HAIR DRIED AND THE NEWSPAPER STILL WAS NOT HERE I HAD TO CALL TO SEE WHERE IT WAS IT'S USUALLY ON THE PORCH BEFORE I GET UP. SO FINALLY IT CAME I READ IT AND WENT TO 2 STORES FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS. AND 10 BAGS LATER.LOL CAME HOME MADE LUNCH AND DID THE DISHES. MADE A POT of CHICKEN POT PIE FOR SUPPER AND THEN WENT OUTSIDE AND CLEANED MY CAR OUT I REALLY HATE THAT JOB.LOL THEN TOOK IT DOWN TO THE CAR WASH AND CAME HOME AND STARTED MY FILE CABINET ANOTHER JOB I HATE.SHREDED A BIG GARBAGE BAG FULL OF STUFF. THEN MY DAUGHTER HEATHER CAME FOR HER LUNCH BREAK AT 330 SO I GAVE HER POT PIT SHE LOVES IT. WE SAT AND TALKED A BIT. ONLY TO LEARN SHE IS WORKING ON THANKSGIVING BUMMER. SO NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY SON HE IS STARTING A NEW JOB TOMORROW. FINALLY HE HAS BEEN LAID OFF.I REALLY LIKE HAVING ALL THE KIDS FOR HOLIDAY'S.BUT I TOLD THEM I AM MAKING A TURKEY IF NO COMES OR NOT. IT WILL JUST BE A SMALLER ONE.SO WE WILL SEE ABOUT THAT.
THEN HUBBY AND I ATE DINNER I DID THE DISHES AND PUT ALL THE LEFTOVERES AWAY. CALLED MY SON TO COME GET SOME SO DIL WILL PROBABLY DO THAT TOMORROW. THEN I GOT ALL MY STUFF READY FOR WORK. WATCHED 2 SHOWS I HAD TAPED AND HERE I AM. HUBBY AND I ARE GOING TO WATCH A SHOW WE TAPE THAT IS ON DURING THE WEEK WHEN WE ARE IN BED.HARLEY IS FOLLOWING ME AROUND THE HOUSE WANTS TO BE A LAP DOG SO THAT IS WHERE I WILL GO NOW TO CUDDLE WITH MY DOGGIE.LOL
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING MY BLOG AND HUGS TO ALL.

POSITIVES:GOD
A LOVING FAMILY
A GOOD DOG HARLEY
A HOME
A JOB
A GREAT SPARK TEAM
GOOD SPARK FRIENDS
A VISIT FROM DAUGHTER HEATHER
A CLEAN CAR
A GOOD JOB DONE SHREDDING IN THE FILE CABINET

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/21/2009 7:16PM

    WOW CHAR YOU NEVER TAKE THE TIME TO SLOW DOWN. GREAT POSITIVES AND WAY TO GO ON GETTING SO MUCH DONE!!!
BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
HELEN

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WELL TODAY IS ALMOST OVER

Saturday, November 14, 2009

HELLO FRIENDS! YES TODAY IS ALMOST OVER, I GOT UP THIS MORNING AND DID ALL MY EXERCISE VERY CAREFULLY AS I WAS TEASING JANICE LAST NIGHT AND HUBBY GRABBED ME TO MOVE ME AND HURT MY BACK A LITTLE. I AM NOT IN PAIN BUT I WOULD SAY IT IS JUST UNCOMFORTABLE,THEN I CLEANED AND TOOK CARE OF JANICE. THEN I WENT TO THE STORE AS TODAY IS THE LAST DAY YOU CAN ACCUMULATE POINTS TOWARDS YOUR TURKEY GIFT CERTIFICATE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT I GOT 20.00 YEAH FOR ME!LOL SO I CAME HOME AND PUT IT ALL AWAY AND THEN TOOK JANICE HOME PICK UP AROUND HER HOUSE A BIT AND THEN HEADED TO MEET MY DAUGHTER,HEATHER. SHE HAS A MEMBERSHIP IN SAM'S CLUB AND I NEED A COUPLE OF THINGS AND HAD TO ORDER MY CONTACT LENSES THEY WILL TAKE ABOUT A WEEK. THEN I CAME HOME PUT MORE THINGS AWAY AND WE WENT RIGHT DOWN THE STREET SEVERAL BLOCKS AND HAD DINNER I HAD FISH AND FRIES BUT COULD AFFORD IT CAUSE I ATE light TODAY AND STAYED IN MY CALORIE RANGE. AND DRANK ALL MY WATER AND ATE ALL MY FRUITS AND VEGGIES. SO NOW WE MIGHT WATCH A MOVIE HUBBY IS SMOKING A CIGAR I THE GARAGE WHILE I GET CAUGHT UP HERE. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT MY DAY AND YES AGAIN IT IS ALMOST OVER WE WAIT ALL WEEK OF WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND AND IT IS ALMOST GONE:( OH WELL YOU WILL HAVE THIS!:)
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING MY BLOG AND HUGS TO ALL.

POSITIVES:GOD
A LOVING FAMILY
A JOB
A GOOD DOG HARLEY
A GREAT SPARK TEAM
GOOD SPARK FRIENDS
A NEW SPARK FRIENDS
1 MORE DAY OFF BEFORE GOING BACK TO WORK

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/21/2009 7:13PM

    GLAD YOUR BACK IS BETTER AND YOUR SHOPPING DONE. WEEKENDS JUST GO WAY TO FAST. MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST WORK WEEKENDS AND GET THE WEEKDAYS OFF. WOOHOO!!!
BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
HELEN

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WOWEETOO 11/15/2009 8:02AM

    wow 20 is a lot these days for sure!!!..as a single person and the the grocery store i go to never has that stuff i hardly ever get that money but that's ok..i shop at the same place everytime and buy the same stuff because that's what i eat and only a few places consistently carry the things i buy and the quality is the same each time..i'm not into running around looking for bargains becasue then i spend more than i need to wowee and you got to eat out too..it is good to treat ourselves occasionally..my shopping day treat is usually the one dollar vanilla cone at sonic LOL but that's what works for me and i never ever bring the stuff home and only shop a few times a month the lady mary

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EAGLEDALEGIRL 11/14/2009 6:47PM

    Hope your back is better, I know what it is like. You are right we work all week for the week-end and boom gone. But at least we get it. That is a good thing. Enjoy tomorrow.

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