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Getting things together.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It has been so windy and blustery here that I would prefer to stay inside and curl up under the covers. But instead my husband and I spent some time putting some things away and making our home more comfortable. I also made some progress in my office.

Today I am grateful for the warmth of our home, the wonderful roast dinner tonight and seeing new friends.

Still need to focus more on myself....

  
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DIET_FRIEND 10/19/2012 10:51AM

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SEAWILLOW 10/18/2012 11:25PM

    I was actually waiting to hear from you today! Glad you are safe warm and meeting new friends! Everybody needs ME time!

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KAYE454 10/18/2012 10:46PM

  Me Too I am not ready for winter at all

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Remaining positive

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Seems like this is so hard for some people. I know I have my moments and life can be tough, but I am so tired of the continuous blame game that so many have become accustomed to. I was reading a post on facebook from a couple of my friends and co-workers and it really upset me, actually only one upset me and the only one was just sad. Instead of trying to figure something out, he was all about blame. It really makes me sad. It also makes me more aware of what I can do for myself and that is to be 100% accountable for my actions. I may not have control of everything, but I can control my reactions to it and also be an example.

On another note, it is a blustery, raining evening. One that should be spent asleep under lots of covers, which is where I am headed now.

  
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DIET_FRIEND 10/18/2012 11:25AM

    I know where you are coming from.

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SEAWILLOW 10/18/2012 7:49AM

    We have to take the good times and save them for the times that are not so right!

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LADYGSC 10/17/2012 11:44PM

    You are so right!

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My day off....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I had a day off today, although as busy as it was, I am not so sure it was. Up early and 100 mile drive back to my home town. Saw my Mom for a little bit and then visited my Dad. He looks good from his surgery. I also spent time w/ my daughter and went with her to her dr appt and then we both went for chiropractic treatments! Something every mother should be doing with their 22 year old daughter. NOT! It saddens me and hurts me to see her in such pain. I think this dr appt went well today and answered some questions for her and me.

At the end of the day, however, this trip has exhausted me. I have to work tomorrow 6:30 am to 11:30 am and a couple of errands and then I hope to be home for some relaxation time. Also hope to finish my craft/exercise room Wed/Thur!

  
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BIKECHIC1 10/17/2012 10:10AM

    Some day off, the bonus is you got to spend some time with your family even if it wasn't ideal.

Take care.

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SEAWILLOW 10/17/2012 8:09AM

    Must have been great to visit with your family! emoticon

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CAROL- 10/16/2012 8:34PM

    Sounds busy, but glad you got to spend some time with family.

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Learning to find myself..

Monday, October 15, 2012

After all of these years you would think that I would have clue as to who I was. Except my life revolved around everyone else and what they wanted, how they felt, what they needed, their goals, their talents and their lives. A friend once told me a story that when asked how she was doing, she remarked that her husband was having a good day. How many times have I felt the same way, said the same thing.

When people ask me what I like to do, I will comment how this family member is great at this and that one is good at that, etc. etc.

So how does one discover the inner workings of themselves?

Today I went to a meeting that concentrates on that subject and although I thought I was doing well on the subject, it appears that I still have a lot of learning to do.

Perhaps I need to start my day with my daily reminders and concentrate of what will make me happy and go from there.

I have tomorrow off from work emoticon and I will be headed back to see my daughter and other family members. Although I am excited to be going back for a visit, I will be glad to be back home tomorrow night for some self time.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/16/2012 9:40AM

    Maybe this move away from your daughter will benefit you in pursuing what makes YOU tick.

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PYNETREE 10/16/2012 9:10AM

    You are the main person that can bring you Peace, Happiness, Health, and Serenity. So you really need to seek out that person. emoticon

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LHLADY517 10/15/2012 11:21PM

    So understand.

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SEAWILLOW 10/15/2012 11:09PM

    I understand completely..

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CAROL494 10/15/2012 10:55PM

  Taking time for ourselves is very important. emoticon

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Question of the day...Sunday, Oct 14

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Has your journey been painful so far--or adventurous? How could you make changes in your habits or your outlook to make the process more fun and exciting? Write a short blog today on this topic.

Interesting topic...

I always try to look at life as an adventure, but not necessarily everything as evidence by my eating and exercising habits. So what changes can I make. I like the idea of trying new foods - something I never would have done prior to meeting my husband. I was such a stick in the mud. I would like to find an easier and more fun way to plan meals. I have been checking out Pinterest (something new for me) and it could be addictive! They do have a really neat idea using magnets and dry erase/magnetic boards which sounds really neat.

I am always open to new ideas re: my exercise to keep it fun and exciting. Because we a city of lakes, there will be some frozen lakes to walk on this winter which could be interesting. They also have a rec center although I know nothing about it. Right now I am in the middle of trying to finish my craft/exercise room which does have a treadmill and exercise bike. I notice there are a couple of yoga places and a bellydance class that would interest me. Perhaps I could do an exercise board much like the menu board with some cool magnets!

I am going back to my regular hours tomorrow morning for which I am very grateful. Going to work at midnight really messed up my meds, sleeping and eating habits. Not a good thing. Next time they ask I will need to decline, regardless of how much I want to help. It is ultimately not in my best interest and therefore, not theirs either.

Now I am going to spend some time with my husband and watch the season premier of "The Walking Dead" I have missed him the last couple of days.

BTW - Did more unpacking in my craft/exercise room today!

  
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SEAWILLOW 10/15/2012 8:20AM

    Some of the things I do to get exercise in ...yesterday my walking partner and I walked at the lake..I took pictures of the flowers but not the snake in the middle of the road..was just a grass snake...throw a housewarming... food sample/recipe swap healthiest ..tastiest wins...I 'm not much use at this hour of the morning..have a great day!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/14/2012 10:01PM

    Fun to read these blogs that so many of my friends are into. Looking forward to thoughts on your next blog.

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DSBRIDE 10/14/2012 9:38PM

    I love pinterest! I have found some great new recipies on there that are healthy and I would never have thought of before. A lot with broccoli and cauliflower which I love. Lots of different ways to make chicken, dried fruits like apples and strawberries. It's so much fun but I can't read it when I am hungry. How I wish I could just order from the wonderful pictures I see, like take out meals, lol. BTW, check out mine, it's at Noreen's board.

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UMUCGRAD 10/14/2012 8:45PM

    Enjoy your time with your husband. That's precious!

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