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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The past 24 hours have been a test of my faith and my resilience and I can truly say this Thursday morning, I am still standing! I am thanking God I was home when the apartment over my own hot water tank burst sent gallons and gallons of water into my humble home. Thank goodness I was able to get a hold of complex management team who were very proactive to reassure me that I would be made whole again. Hallelujah for USAA renters insurance who took my claim with care, offered cleaning assistance and just gave me an overall sense of security during this minor inconvenience. I say minor because I was put up in an hotel down the street from where I live and my apartment complex will reimburse me for my poodles boarding. Right now the plan is to get back into my home by Saturday morning and the clean up continues emoticon

My furniture is being securely stored and will probably not be returned to me until Tuesday. The cleaning company just called me to make arrangements to clean any of my clothes, curtains that gotten wet during the my downpour. I will be without internet and cable access this long weekend, but my apartment complex has wi-fi in the clubhouse and I have 24 hour access and will be able to log on emoticon My carpets will be cleaned and ceiling replaced and I look at this as a big push on my spring cleaning. I guess my biggest tragedy of this minor inconvenience is that I broke three acrylic nails emoticon, ate a horrible patty melt from Denny's last night and broke down and had a cup of coffee with cream and splenda this morning from the free hot breakfast bar emoticon I had to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get my act together and not let the stress send me into a free for all food binge. I was able to go back to my apartment last night and get my work clothes for today and tomorrow, get a few creature comforts, my laptop charger and I had some fruit and protein powder to eat. No matter what I am still on this weight loss journey and I am still determine to stay on track emoticon

Just because I will have no TV to watch this long weekend, I will have time to read, watch a boatload of DVD's I have laying around, purge some old wet papers and get organized for fun summer living emoticon

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DINGALLSTOO 5/28/2011 9:42AM

    Sorry about those nails emoticon allthings considered it could have been a lot worse. I think of the poor people in the tornadoes. Great day to count our blessings. Have a great weekend.

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NIKKICOLE83 5/26/2011 1:38PM

    Well you could have had to deal with an insurance company that wasn't as accomodating. It seems like they are doing a good job of putting you back together. The Denny's melt isn't that big of a deal. Look at all you went through. Plus you are eating great any other time. GOod luck getting things settled.

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MARVEEME 5/26/2011 12:55PM


Looks like you're close to that pot of gold already!


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Wet Wednesday

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I was awaken this morning to downpour of rain, in my kitchen, dining room and living room emoticonTo God be the glory it happened while I was home or my poodles would have been literally up the creek emoticon As I quickly write this therapeutic blog, I am stuffing stuff away for the soaked areas and still getting ready for my shift. My weather alert radio has been going off like a choir this morning because my county is under a tornado warning. If it rains, it pours emoticon

I refuse to give into stress and despair. I quickly hustle the poodles out of the apartment and took them to the kennel for boarding. I didn't reach for a bunch of sugar and coffee-a small miracle right there. My apartment complex will be putting me up for a few days at an extended stay and paying for my poodles' boarding. I did run and grabbed me a some Church's chicken for comfort, but I am still standing, I still have roof over my head, its just wet and I still give God the glory! emoticon

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WHIPPEACHZ 5/25/2011 4:18PM

    Sounds like a tough time... stay strong. Hope it all works out soon.

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MARVEEME 5/25/2011 1:55PM

    My prayers are with you and your neighbors.

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FITANDFIFTY2 5/25/2011 1:40PM

    emoticon Oh my ,, You are holding your own in spite of all this,, and we all know how easy it is to turn to the "comfort" foods,,, congratulations, and I wish you the VERY BEST in all of this. I manage apartments, and that situation sounds like a nightmare for all. I also have a poodle :) (he is my baby..:) ). Here is to some dry weather for you too!! God Bless!

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NARUZOZO 5/25/2011 1:20PM

  Have a nice day and good luck

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Keeping safe Tuesday

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another rash of bad storms is going through this Tuesday. Watching all the devastation that took place on Sunday in Joplin, plus I found out why the sirens went off in my area late Saturday night-because it was a tornado warning on the edge my county. You can't beat Mother Nature's wrath. I guess I am going to have a get ready to escape/emergency bag packed and ready to go. Poodles will have to have one also. It seems this spring is filled with deadly storms and like it or not, I still live in tornado alley emoticon

I thank God for discernment of spirit. Relationships come and go, but your true blue friends will be there no matter what. Watching the ending of Oprah's show, I paid particular attention to people and friends that admired her for more than 25 years and came out to honor her. I am glad to say I have a few true blue friends I can count on and I thank God for giving me the insight to let go of toxic or potentially toxic friendships. Life is too short and I do not have the time to waste on negative relationships!

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KNH771 5/24/2011 7:56PM

    An emergency bag is a great idea! Keep safe and God bless...

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Safe Monday

Monday, May 23, 2011

I was awaken this morning early because my SAME all weather radio going off, warning me of inclement weather. I finally plugged this new radio in because my old one didn't seem to be working-since I have moved here about 18 months ago, it has never gone off. Well I was right because this new radio was singing like a champ that I had to turn it off. I am concerned about it going off while I am not here and disturbing everyone. I am going to have a new protocol to make sure I have it on while I am physically here. This is tornado season and I do live in the so called tornado alley. I am praying for the victims of this tragedy and it is my prayer that God keeps His safety net over me and my poodles and all those around me. I can't imagine being caught in one and just like riding a roller coaster, I do not want to experience it.

I start this five day work week off with a bang. Looking forward to having a three day weekend coming up. I was planning to travel to St. Louis this Saturday to get some things out of my storage. I think I may put that trip off, I want to get my back porch cleaned, put my bench and my desk together this weekend. I do not have too much planned this Memorial Day weekend, just cleaning and organizing , getting a couple walks in at local parks and some good old fashioned R & R.

emoticonHappy Birthday to my oldest poodle, King Hezakiah McClary, who turns the ripe old age of nine! Hez got a new collar and dog tag and some very expensive treats from Land of Paws emoticon


5k Sunday

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I participated in the annual Walk it Challenge for Weight Watchers today with some members of the meeting I attended. There were well over 1000 walkers participating a local park here in North Kansas City. Nice area, nice park, smooth walking trail. Of course I always have anxiety when doing events such as this. I started not to drive out there, but once I got going, I was okay. emoticon Some meeting members ran it, others walked like I did. I pushed myself and just being around other like minded individuals, WW leaders from all over, the Kansas City Track Club and Jazzercise, I really saw the importance of me 1). eliminating the sugars for my diet and 2). moving my body more than what I am currently doing. It was a little humid and I had sweat pants on, so I am looking for some decent fitting compression shorts to give me the support I need while walking. My "good" workout Asics gym work out shoes I realize are two years old so I am going to have to get a new pair if I plan on pounding the pavement this summer. My leader was gracious and plans on forming a walking group for members that want to continue walking. I figure if I can't run right now with my knee issues, at least I can still lace up, put on my fuel belt and use my walking sticks and get my groove on. I have no excuses-I even bought a rain poncho emoticon

I enjoyed being out there with the folks and gave God the glory, the honor and the praise while walking this trail. Some things for me to remember is to put my pedometer and sun visor and sunscreen in my bag prior and just prepare a bit more to make the mornings less daunting. I got a lot done this weekend as far as activities go. After the walk, I went by the City Farmer's market and bought some fresh veggies and more spices. My spices are exploding with flavor, not the old same old stuff I have been using and I like it emoticon Thank God for Jesus that the Amish ladies were not down there with their homemade sweet treats. I am doing the reading on getting rid of sugar and flour out of my diet and as much as my mind tries to tell me I want coffee, it is day fourteen with me not having my obligatory cup with cream and sugar and it has made a difference in my body. My new wellness center that I visited yesterday for my colonic was a blessing and I am going to schedule my next visit in a couple of weeks. They also do ear candling, something I heard that is good for relieve sinus pressure.

My focus this week is to get my package in the mail to my sister and start the application process for school. I enjoy staying active and living my life out loud! emoticon

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MOM2LILBIT03 5/23/2011 10:57AM

  I think I saw you out there.

It was a great day for a walk and a great day to refocus into the Weight Watcher mindset. I was glad to walk with others who know the struggles of losing weight.

Congratulations on making the decision to walk with your fellow Weight Watchers!! emoticon

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