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Grandmother Sitting

Saturday, December 03, 2011

About 10 years ago, I used to babysit family friends. I always liked it because I could play with the kids. Once they went to bed, I had a bit of free time to myself. I definitely don't do it as often, but I sometimes watch my fiance's sister's kids.

Tonight, I am watching my Mommom. She has been sick for a while, and is temporarily living with parents. My parents wanted a night off, so I offered to come over and help out. They went out to see a play, and I came to hang out with Mommom. Apparently my parents didn't tell her I was coming over. I felt funny when Mommom said "Oh hi, I didn't know you were coming". At least she is happy to see me. I brought some sushi, and I ate already. I am glad I knew she liked NCIS, so I found it on demand and we are on episode 2 now. My parents were both happy I came to help out. I brought my Sherlock Holmes book, but I didn't get to read it yet because I have to keep the TV up loud for her. She randomly asks me something too, so I am trying to be somewhat alert for her!

I am glad it is the weekend, but it is half over already! The holiday season is here! I am trying to figure out my gift list! Everything costs so much now. Last year I made a lot of gifts, so I want to do something similar this Christmas!

  
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CAROLIAN 12/4/2011 3:39AM

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HHB4181 12/3/2011 9:54PM

    It's a tough time of year... just do the best you can.
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KMCCRIGHT 12/3/2011 9:52PM

    I agree with the other comments; that was a really thoughtful thing you did, Kim, by offering to come over to "hang out" with your grandma. It is nice when the main caregivers can get a little break.

So many young people get caught up in their own lives and practically ignore their grandparents. You seem to have a special relationship with your grandmother, and that's wonderful to hear.

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LIVINGFREE19 12/3/2011 8:46PM

    That is great you offered to help out. This is definitely the season to give, not only a gift, but of our time.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
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SWAN47 12/3/2011 8:39PM

    What a great thing for you to do. You're Mommom and parents probably appreciate it more than you will ever know. Enjoy the rest of your weekend too emoticon

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Another Monday

Monday, November 28, 2011

Is it Friday yet? I ask myself that question numerous times a day until Friday actually gets here. I have a great weekend, and then dread the whole next week.
I have been trying to not do this because I feel like I am wasting life away. I have been trying to do semi-fun things during the week too.

At least my fiance is off of work Thursday and Friday nights so I can actually see him for more than a few hours. It is tough when I have to sleep by myself in the apartment. Half of the time I sleep on the couch when he & my roomie are working overnights because I don't want to be alone. I do have my pup there & I am glad he likes to snuggle.
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KMCCRIGHT 11/30/2011 10:50AM

    I think it's really wonderful that you realize the importance of valuing every day. The suggestions the others have made are great, and I want to throw a few more ideas out there. Here are some examples of things I like to do that make me feel special and comforted:

- wrap myself in a soft blanket and read
- hug my favorite stuffed animal (yes, I still have some stuffed animals in my closet for times like these)
- watch one of my favorite comedy DVD's
- write out my feelings in my journal
- go for a walk
- take a bubble bath with lighted candles all around
- call a friend (side note: I was careful to write my friend's phone number right on the list so I didn't have to look it up)

Another item that would be on my list is to pet/play with my dog if I had one; I love dogs!!! It can really help to interact with your dog because it's clinically proven to produce endorphins and reduce blood pressure.

Something else that can give you excitement for each day is to set mini-goals for yourself. For instance, I set up goals on the SparkPeople "Other Goals" section, and I try to do them every day. It might sound silly, but it is actually very satisfying to click the little box and put the checkmark there when I have completed my goal for the day. One of my goals is to do some type of cardio every day for at least 30 minutes. I am currently on my longest streak--22 days--and today makes #23. Every day I wake up I'm thinking, "Great! Another day to extend my exercise streak!!" It's been really fun to see how long I can keep the streak going.

I hope that you found some of these suggestions helpful. Take care--catch you later!

Kim

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KIMPY225 11/28/2011 4:37PM

    Thanks for the ideas. I try to plan little things like a new meal or walk in a different area with the pup. I need to start working on the wedding crafts again. I just have a hard time because of my hand, but if I take it slow it should be ok emoticon

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HHB4181 11/28/2011 1:15PM

    Ugh! I hate sleeping alone too... I am usually in bed by the time my husband gets home and falling asleep without him is hard.

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JDUFORD 11/28/2011 12:28PM

    Try to just focus on today. Can you try a new recipe for dinner? Do you walk? Can you walk farther or try a different route today? Being excited about today and things you can do today is important.......

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Great Weekend =) but feeling terrible today =(

Monday, November 21, 2011

Saturday morning I went to breakfast with my good friend who is also in my wedding party. After that, we met up with the other Bridesmaids and they tried on some bridal party gowns. They all agreed on one! I am so excited. =) That night, I had to go to a surprise 30th birthday party for my fiance's SIL. I really didn't know most of the people at the party except for his parents, so I talked to them for an hour & a half and then left. I started to soak the beans when I got home and left them overnight. Sunday morning I started cooking my healthy version of Thanksgiving dinner at 9am. Around 1, I sprained my ankle while walking the dog Ouch. I rolled it while walking down one of the outside steps. I kept walking on it because I still had so much to do with the dinner. It wasn't bothering me at the time because I wasn't thinking about it I guess. I stabbed my hand with the fork while stabbing potatoes, and it actually cut me this time. That is still hurting me. I burnt my finger on the range coil, and burnt my wrist in two spots from the crappy oven. Those hurt really bad today. I was cooking up until it was ready to eat at 6. I had a fun time with my pals & parents & his parents, but afterwards I was so tired. My foot was starting to bug me more and I accidentally fell asleep on the couch. I woke up at 5 am in so much pain. I broke a nail trying to find the light switch of the bathroom. Normally it doesn't bother me, but it caused my hangnail to bleed so that is sore and tender! When I finally got up and was getting ready for work, I was trying to be careful because of my sore foot. It really sucked walking the pup this morning because I was trying to go slow and he just kept pulling on the leash. I was late to work because I was trying to take my time. At least they don't care here, but I still hurt =( I am debating if I want to call my Dr or not. I feel like I have been living there lately. It sucks! I am so prone to getting hurt even though I am careful. I have an extra bone in my foot, and I used to sprain both ankles all the time when I was in High School. I thought I grew out of it! I can't imagine what it would be like if I DIDN'T try to be careful haha.

  
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KIMPY225 11/21/2011 2:53PM

    Haha yea if my foot isn't feeling any better by tomorrow, I will call the Dr and see what he says. I am just trying to stay off of it for a little bit. I may ice it when I get home from work!
I try to stay positive even though I get hurt a lot!

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HHB4181 11/21/2011 1:01PM

    OMG - I can't believe all of those things happend in one weekend??? You probably shold go to the doctor.... bring a book. At least you managed to enjoy yourself, even with your broken bones & burns!!!

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HHB4181 11/21/2011 1:01PM

    OMG - I can't believe all of those things happend in one weekend??? You probably shold go to the doctor.... bring a book. At least you managed to enjoy yourself, even with your broken bones & burns!!!

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Did I lose the taste for meat & potatoes??

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We had a nice dinner at my parent's house last night. I had a salad with tuna in it and some cooked carrots. She made everyone else London Broil and mashed potatoes. I tried some of the meat and potatoes... and I actually didn't like either one. I used to LOVE them! The meat tasted weird and the potatoes tasted really old or something haha. I have not had them in a long time, so I guess I just don't have the taste for it anymore? I even tried a french fry the other day and it wasn't even as good as they usually are! I have been craving tuna and salad haha. Also I have really been wanting another spinach and tomato egg white omelette! It is crazy to think I am liking the healthy food better! I even love sweet potatoes a lot more now than I used to.

  
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CHARL1ESMAMA 11/22/2011 7:23PM

    That's awesome... I wish i could say the same for myself!!
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CHARL1ESMAMA 11/17/2011 7:40PM

    That's awesome... I wish i could say the same for myself!!
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HHB4181 11/17/2011 11:21AM

    Me too!! I had a burger the other night for the first time in over a year. When I was don, I said, I didn't miss that at all. I used to order burgers all the time!! Now when I go out, I get fish.
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I may be getting sick again, nooo

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I had a sinus infection & both ears were infected in the beginning of the month. I normally get sick every Thanksgiving.. It seems like it is creeping around again. This time it is different from the sickness I just had. My throat is so sore, runny nose, and I am super tired. I fell asleep on top of the sheets last night in the clothes I wore all day. I just laid down for a minute and couldn't get back up! I do need more sleep though. I woke up at 5am all congested and had to clear everything from my throat!
Hopefully it clears up soon because I have to walk more. I finally went for a walk with the pup a couple of nights ago when it was really nice. I have so much going on this week & weekend, so I need to rest up!

  
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KIMPY225 11/17/2011 10:07AM

    I should try that, thanks! I have been trying to drink water as much as I can!

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CHARL1ESMAMA 11/16/2011 1:33PM

    Slam some EmergenC... I'm pretty sure you can get it at any drug store. That stuff totally works, although it tastes kind of icky. Its worth it though to feel better!! I hope you start feeling better soon!
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