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Another Day

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today I don't have too much to do but I will definitely empty one freezer into another and clean the first. I want to count how much of everything I have so I can plan ahead and not have too much to use up before we leave for La Paz again. We are so lucky that Matsuyo will let us have her house for 5-6 months. It is a great house and we will not have the housing worry. I got on the scale this morning and I have gained 2 lbs. I really need to get my butt in gear and quit with the goodies. The pumpkin carrot bars with cream cheese icing are all gone so that is not a concern anymore so are the rice krispy sqs. Lots of veggies in the fridge and fruit. Life is good. The weather is a bit gloomy but we will work on with the roof and by afternoon it will be either raining buckets or good enough for walking in the wilderness.

  
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MIRFA71 9/25/2012 9:04AM

    fruits and veggies are good.. take care.

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SHERYLDS 9/24/2012 7:18PM

    watch the goodies....
“Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.” ~Robert Orben
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Don't Know What Happened

Sunday, September 23, 2012

For some reason I just have not felt like doing a blog so I am forcing myself. I need to get back into a good space again. Don't know what happened but suddenly I just feel like doing ver;y little and even though I am still walking and tracking it feels like m;y feet are stuck in molasses. All I can think to do is just put one foot in front of another till I am walking on plain dirt again. So, the roof is coming along . I cleaned house and made some of my best recipes for friends and their daughter got ill so they could not come from the city. But instead of wasting all my good effort we invited friends from here in town over and it was a blast. The dinner was superb and we played rumoli afterwards. Got to bed by 11 and read till midnight and then slept till 8. Can't beat that with a stick!!!!

  
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LIVELAUFLUV 9/24/2012 5:31AM

    emoticon Sometimes making yourself continue doing what you know you are supposed to do is the only thing that works. We all have those days, those weeks, and sometimes those months. Keep doing what you are doing!

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WONDERFUL2BME 9/23/2012 11:38PM

    It sounds like you saved the evening by finding some other friends to come over. Hopefully, you will wake up tomorrow ready to feel more up to the tasks at hand.

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AMARILYNH 9/23/2012 1:55PM

    That when you know you have truly moved to a new place - when you don't want to do it but you do it anyway!! My motto is fake it til you make - keep smiling and before you know it you'll FEEL like smiling!! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/23/2012 12:23PM

    Hope you find your groove soon. Fall is such a beautiful time of year to be enjoying the change of seasons and the beautiful colors. Hope the party pushed things back in place for you

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Powerless

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Woke up this morning to find we had no power. We spent most of the day in kind of a limbo because we spoke to no one and were not sure when we would get the power back. My shoulder was in pain all day because of the driving yesterday so I just was in a funk. By 3:30 the power came back and we tried to spend some time working on the roof. By 5:30 we gave it up and were lazy again. We had soft boiled eggs for supper and are calling it a day.

  
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SHERYLDS 9/14/2012 7:00AM

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A New Hairdo and Gaining Control

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I vowed today I would find a hairdresser who would listen to me and help me overcome the hurdles to starting a new hairstyle and I found a great girl. She listened intently and did as I asked, which was to comb it all forward, trim bangs, eliminate the side part and trim the back and sides so it will eventually fall the way I want it to. She also was very interested in our pioneering work in Mexico for our Faith (Bahai). So it was worth the exorbitant price I paid because I got everything I wanted plus she was so open minded it was a treat.

On the way in to the city I drove for 2.5 hrs while the hubby drove 1 hr. It is a little lopsided but as soon as I start driving he falls asleep so it seems fair that I drive more. Same thing on the way back. Any way, it gave me a lot of time to think and I thought a lot about control. We cannot control the weather.....so we dress accordingly. We cannot control our abilities....so we work with what we have (the story of the talents comes to mind). Some of us are meant to be scientists, surgeons and CEOs but most of us are not. A friend of mine was content to work at MacDonalds all her working life and she may have felt she was not cut out for higher aspirations. She was an exemplary employee and loved by all. I have done many things some I was better at than others but if I could do it all over again I would have been a teacher, that was what made me happiest and I could have been good at it other than the dabbling I have done. But that brings me to the fact that I was a great wife but the marriage was a disaster. I was a great mom but because of other people's actions and choices some of my children made, 2 out of 4 relationships are strained. These were things I had little or no control over. My second marriage is excellent but at least he gives it about 20% which seems to be enough if I give it 80%. That is so much better than nothing. So what do I have control over: world finances?, wether or not my siblings or friends love me? my gentics (as in my height or bone structure, coloring or general attractiveness? No I don't have control over any of these. So what it boils down to is that the only thing I have control over is MY ACTIONS and the EMOTIONS I ALLOW TO RUN RIOT. That is very humbling but it is also freeing in that I need not worry about all those other things I cannot control but I must deal with the things I can control. I can choose what to eat and when, I can choose to exercise and to get enough sleep. Those are the things to concentrate on and I will just pray about the rest and leave them to the Creator as he is in charge of those.

  
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SHERYLDS 9/13/2012 9:29AM

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ELAYNE39 9/13/2012 8:44AM

    Congrats on finding a great hairstylist! Lucky you!

Your blog reminds me of the Serenity Prayer......changes the things you can, accept what you can't change, and wisdom to know the difference. Great thought for the day! Thank You.

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Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I had decided to try to blog regularly in order to fulfill my commitment to journal regularly and I am happy that I did. It is working out okay. Toda;y I need to make a couple of calls to check on medical stuff and I need to get on my bike to try it out finally. I need to do that along with roofing and a walk with Shirley again. Yesterday she called and we walked the dogs. We came upon a ground nest of wasps and both of her dogs were stung. We kept on going and after a while I suddenly felt a very sharp poke at the junction of my leg and butt cheek. Sure enough I was stung. Crap!!!! Oh well at least I am not allergic to the darn things. My daughter told me the other day that she again had an allergic reaction and she still has no idea what she is allergic to. She has had it in many locations, many times of year and under many different circumstances but even though she has been medically tested no answers. She may never know. Nothing too exciting in my life but lots of healthy food, and exercise.

  
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SHERYLDS 9/11/2012 12:18PM

    I'm a city gal .... never knew wasp had ground nests.
Sorry for your plight...hope you and your daughter fare better.
Keep walking ... great progress.

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CINDYSDAY 9/11/2012 12:04PM

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