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Sometimes I let stress get the best of me!

Friday, May 06, 2011

We came home to a phone message from my mother-in-law saying she got a letter delivered to her house that was intended for us. Curious, my dh called her right away and was astounded. I had requested an online banking code so I could pay extra on our mortgage each month. I can't do that from our regular bank site as there is no way to note what the extra amount is for. Since my dh had an account with the new company back in college, it sent the access code to his mom's house, an address he hasn't had for 38 years! It's not even in our state. Now, I get to try and straighten all this out. It reminded me of an incident I had with this bank when I started college. They advertised heavily to open a checking account in my home town and it would be forwarded to the location of my college. Well, my first several checks bounced. The account never got directed properly. Right there and then I decided never to do business with that bank again. I was not thrilled to see that bank was the one selected for us by the title company when we recently downsized to a condo, but only when we discovered this latest blunder did I remember why I didn't want to work with them. I shouldn't let this stress me, but it does. It seems so many people take so little care to properly do the jobs they were hired to do! Very sad. But, it's getting late and I must at least try to get some sleep tonight. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 5/6/2011 11:04AM

    Wow- speaks volumes about the lack of organization and attention to detail at that bank over a nearly 40 year history!!!
Got time to write a letter to management?
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MELLIL 5/6/2011 8:01AM

    Ugh! I hope you get that mess straightened out quickly. emoticon

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/6/2011 4:01AM

    banks can be such a stress. take a deep breath ignore the hassle and get on with your life! emoticon

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What a Beautiful Day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I look in the mirror and groan. My dh looks at me, gives me a hug and tells me I'm beautiful -- sometimes with words, sometimes with actions, sometimes both. I can look at a gloomy day and see a beautiful flower, a darling toddler, a couple at a nearby church coming out after their wedding ceremony and think that this is a beautiful day. I can listen to my grandbaby laugh, I can watch her 'run', I can play peek-a-boo with her and I know this is a beautiful day. And, I can see the sunshine, feel the warmth on my face and the newly green grass beneath my feet, and I can hear the brook gurgle through the park a few steps from my condo and I know it is a beautiful day. Yes, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. We can find that beauty even on our darkest days if we open our senses to more than that which is dragging us down. Have a beautiful day! emoticon emoticon

  
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PENNI68 5/5/2011 11:18AM

    Nice blog!! Thanks for sharing!!

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KARRYB73 5/5/2011 10:12AM

    Very true!!
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AVANLON3 5/5/2011 1:46AM

    This is so true and uplifting. Have wonderful week. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/4/2011 9:38PM

    Thank you, my friend.
I will try to remember this more consistently.

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MELLIL 5/4/2011 2:32PM

    TRUE words! Great attitude! It IS a beautiful day!!! emoticon

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Weekend Challenges

Monday, May 02, 2011

I went to a state convention for a women't group as a delegate and ate many wrong foods - also many right ones. I got no sleep. I sat way too much. However, I did get in a good workout one day and a decent walk another. So, it wasn't a total loss. However, even though I tried to be a little careful at the meals, I still managed to gain some weight. Am hoping it's mostly water and will come off over the next day or two. I went in thinking I'd not eat any of the desserts served with our lunches and dinners. OOPS! I ate almost everything, leaving only a few bites of each on my plates. Oh well, today is another day. Today I will be better. I won't let one weekend turn my goals to dust. Not this time! emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 5/2/2011 4:59PM

    Every day begins anew.
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Fat as a Symptom?

Friday, April 29, 2011

I was teased continually as a child about being fat...lots of name calling at school and in my neighborhood. Even my mom got into the act at times that still cut deep when recalled. But, there was something else that I didn't realize was connected to my size and self esteem and sense of worth. I was a battered child - abused by classmates and family. My parents adopted three un-related children and never really knew that we each were very different people. I remember the welts on my back, bottom and legs. I remember feeling worthless. I remember over achieving wherever I could. I was also assaulted when I was 15 while my brothers stood by and did and said nothing. It wasn't anything 'serious'. The bruises healed. I felt even less worthy to be alive. I belong to a group that has a focus on the prevention of child abuse and though I've worked with this group for about 12 years, it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I finally realized that I WAS abused --- mentally, emotionally, physically. That impacted the who that i've become. I now believe that weight has been an armor of sorts. When I've been thin I seemed to always have men make inappropriate comments and give inappropriate looks. I was so uncomfortable. I'm more used to having people be mean to me about my weight than be flirtatious or leer or whistle. I wonder why it took me until now to finally see some real truth in all of this? I guess I'm a slow learner where it comes to the mirror. Now, I suspect that I will be able to attack weight and other issues head on. I can't wait to see how the Lord leads me through this learning experience. Blessings. emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 5/1/2011 9:03PM

    I think many of us used our layer of fat to protect us from unwanted attention. Too bad- we only hurt ourselves.
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JBETTERID 4/30/2011 5:11AM

    Thank you for being so honest about those things that many people keep hidden. Your story sounds similiar to my own and I also came to a point in my life where I realised that what I had been through had made me the person that I am and that I wanted to be able to support and care for others who also found things to hide behind. That is one of the main reasons why I went back to Uni as a mature age student and got my Social work degree. I know that it is not only my employment but my ministry. I pray that the things that you have been through will continue to give you the empathy and love to minister into many more peoples lives.. Thankyou again for ministering into mine.. take care.. Julie emoticon

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Green Drink back into plan

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Along with beginning several SP challenges emoticon I''ve begun drinking my version of a healthy green drink to boost my veggie and fruit intake. Mine makes two servings so I get a couple healthy snacks whenever I need a boost. My body is digesting more efficiently emoticonwhich is a very good thing. Not sure why scale is still going the wrong way. I'm going to put a call in to my doctor to check my last thyroid level. I suspect I need a little boost there. It is awesome to be able to stay on top of my own health decisions. Life is good! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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CMFARRELL36 4/27/2011 2:54PM

    Sounds like a great idea.
I love a savoury smoothie, with tomato, onion and cucumber. I've been told to try adding spinach to it.
What do you have in your green drink?

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