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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm feeling a lot better since my surgery. Things are getting back to normal. A couple more weeks and I will probably be right as rain! Whatever that means! Had a great Christmas with family. I also interviewed for a couple of jobs since my surgery.

One I really want....I know I already accepted a job.....but this would be a great job. I should know tomorrow. I'm trying not to get too excited about it. But it would be great. It would mean a career change for me and back to a little more schooling, but I think that is just what I need. I will let you know how it turns out.

We are getting ready for a couple of big storms this weekend. It should start with freezing rain tonight. We are going to watch a couple of the grandkids on New Years Eve if the weather holds out. My aunt also invited herself over for a night of games and snacks. Should be fun if the weather permits.

So far the diet is not off to a good start.

I went to my first WW meeting. It was good and I liked the new plan and how it works. I had my surgery and bloated so bad...I had no idea where I was at and then I indulged over the Christmas break. So I am back to business now and we will see how it goes.

I also have to change my meeting date since I start work next week and can no longer go to morning meetings. They have a lot of meeting times so it's all good.

I hope to be back to blogging on a regular basis soon. I've missed all of you!

Take care,



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SLIMMERJESSE 1/1/2011 11:54AM

    Wishing you the best in 2011. Happy New Year!

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JANIEWWJD 12/31/2010 7:30PM

    Here's wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and a healthy one too. I hope this year treats you with kindness, my friend.

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ID_VANDAL 12/31/2010 7:22PM

    Hey we missed you to but things are looking good for you!! Here's to a great 2011 for you and your family. You certainly deserve it.

You must be very proud of yourself. Just think about how you handled all of the stress and disappoints of 2010 and yet here you stand - stronger and better than ever!!

This is your year so just go for it!!



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MOMFAN 12/31/2010 1:52AM

    emoticonCheering you on! Let's reach our goals together this year!

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NANCY- 12/30/2010 12:21PM

Sounds like it is going to be a great 2011 for you!!!
Wishing you all the best!

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P316LEIA 12/30/2010 10:42AM

    I'm so happy that things are turning around for you!!! Congratulations on getting a new job!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/30/2010 10:20AM

    Glad you are doing better! Sounds like things are looking up for you! Now, get OFF the DIET and INTO a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE! You can do it!

Happy New Year!


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JFROGDIVA 12/30/2010 9:34AM

    Happy New Year, Keri!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Glad you are getting better, healthwise, & congrats on the job.....whichever one you want!!!! LOL!!!!
Glad you are back & ready to get down to business!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 12/30/2010 6:56AM

    Here's hoping you get your job!

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DEEGIRL50 12/30/2010 12:06AM

    emoticon Happy New Year Keri!
May all dreams come true in 2011. emoticon

Speedy recovery! emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/29/2010 11:59PM

    Woohoo! A job and the possibility of a even better one! Great!
Good luck with recovery.
What you get, we get, so I guess we'll be having freezing rain and snow, too LOL!

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MISSYGEEN 12/29/2010 11:51PM

    Glad your feeling better. congrats on the career moves. Good Luck with all of your goals.

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Whirl wind of activity!

Monday, December 20, 2010

My life has been a whirl wind of activity lately. I am going to give you an update....and if I feel like it tomorrow, I have a blog I've been wanting to write and I think I'm ready.

I HAVE a job! It's not my dream job, but it's employment. Maybe it will develop into the ideal...who knows. The benefits aren't that great and I really took a large step back...but I'm going to give it a shot. It's 10 min from my house and that is a plus. The people are super nice and I'll have a nice office. It doesn't have windows but it's really private and I think I will like it. It's all about how you go into it....so I'm going to be optimistic.

Last week, we had a social meeting for the association that I'm the President of. We had a speaker from Dale Carnegie come and talk to us. I was a little late because I had a job interview. For some reason, the speaker started harassing me and cracking bad jokes at my expense. He kept doing it throughout the meeting. About half way through his speech, I went to the restroom unable to contain the tears that were flowing down my face. How can people do that? I usually have a happy disposition and never confront anyone or make fun of people, so it really hurts when people do that to me and don't even feel bad about it.

I was supposed to thank him for speaking to us, but I told the President Elect that she had to do it because I wouldn't. I had to go on stage after and do awards and let me tell you....it was hard turning on the "happy". But I did it. He tried to approach me after his speech, but I was having none of it. He did catch up with me after the event and apologized. I explained I have had the worst year of my life and his comments were uncalled for and unappreciated. We didn't even know each other for heavens sake!

He also wrote me an e-mail over the weekend. He said he learned a good lesson from that. I hope so.

I am having some surgery in the morning. It's outpatient and it should resolve some problems I've been having for the last three months. I have to be at the clinic at 7 a.m. Wow! You know....I've been a lady of leisure for 6 months! That early morning isn't gonna be easy! But I need to get it done before I start my job on Jan. 3rd. So wish me luck.

I'll be taking valium and vicodin tomorrow so depending on how I feel and react to the meds...I hope to write again tomorrow....

Love to all....



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JFROGDIVA 12/26/2010 6:23PM

    Keri ~ I am SO sorry that you had to go through that!!!! I have been in a similar situation & didn't handle it very well!! I hope your surgery goes well & good luck with your new job!!!!
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ID_VANDAL 12/22/2010 1:53PM

    Keri!! I am so happy for you and the job. You will do an amazing job and I know 2011 is going to be a great year for you.

I am so surprised that a professional speaker would be so far out of line - I hate it that that happened to you and I do hope he learned a lesson. I'm just sorry you had to be the one to teach it to him!!

I hope you can let it go and focus on recovering successfully, enjoying your friends and family over these next few days and get ready to kick some serious @SS in 2011!!!!!!!!!!!

You have incredible strength to handle everything that 2010 threw at you! You are an inspirational person whether you know it or not!



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MOMFAN 12/22/2010 1:19AM

    Praying for a speeding recovery and that everything will be fine!

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MISSYGEEN 12/21/2010 11:48PM

    Turning back on the happy is a testimony to your character and dignity. Glad that you have a job with nice people. I hope you like it. Writing a blog on valium and vicodin, that aught to be interesting (just kidding). I wish you well tomorrow with your surgery.

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JANIEWWJD 12/21/2010 11:44PM

    I will be thinking of you and praying that your surgery goes well. emoticon emoticon

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NANCY- 12/21/2010 7:54AM

Apparently that dude has issues and should follow Thumper's father's(Bambi) advice: "If you can't say something nice... don't say nothing at all. "
Kudos to you for telling him that his comments were uncalled for and unappreciated.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Huge Hugs!!!

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ELLENIRENE 12/21/2010 6:08AM

    You did good to turn on the "happy" I couldn't have done that! People can be so cruel and don't even know it.
Best of luck with your procedure tomorrow and congratulations on your new job!!

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DEEGIRL50 12/21/2010 5:05AM

    I think we all could use some valium and vicodin this time of year! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Great news about the job. It might be a small beginning, but could lead you to amazing places. Plus, working with nice people is a huge benefit.

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/20/2010 11:14PM

    Dale Carnegie can go jump in a well!!! That was totally uncalled for, but at least he apologized for it.

So glad you got a job - good attitude!

And good luck with the surgery!

Can't wait to hear the "other" blog!

Hugs! Beverly

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MSLZZY 12/20/2010 10:37PM

    And this was a motivational speaker? Time for him to go back to the classroom and be taught some manners. So glad he did apologize!
Good luck with the new job and hoping your surgery resolves the issue at hand. HUGS!

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SUNNY1432 12/20/2010 10:01PM

    I'm so sorry that you had such a jerk to deal with:( I'm glad that he apologized, it's just unfortunate that some people have no idea of when they have crossed the line of funny and hurtful.
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LDFRANCO 12/20/2010 9:26PM

    I hate it when people think that they have a license to be cruel. It sounded like he just used you as a prop for his "gig". I would have been in the bathroom in tears as well :(

You are very strong for being able to turn the happy back on!!

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My news!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What a crazy week!

I've been really down.....and I decided that one way or another I had to get out of my funk and take control of things I can control. That night my husband and I went out to dinner with friends. Money has been really tight so that was a treat to say the least. On the way home, I told DH that when I get a job again, I want to go back to weight watchers. They have a new program and I really wanted to see what it was all about. I thought it might give me what I needed to jump start my life and take control of my situation.

Well, DH said, "NO....your health is more important to me than money. We will find a way. Do it now....just don't give up." It's no wonder we have been married for 21 years! I don't know what I would do without him. So I immediately signed up and went to my first meeting Wednesday.

On the job front.....
I got a call for an interview this week . I was driving to the interview when I got a call from another company wanting an interview. How great! So that interview was the next day. As soon as that interview was over I got another call for an interview today! And when I opened my email...I had yet another interview opportunity for next week!

I can't believe it. I've been telling people that God has been trying to teach me something....and I either learned it or he threw his hands up and said...give it up...we had better get her back to work!!! LOL!!!

So far I am excited about 2 out of 3 opportunities. I really feel that I did well on the interviews. I hope I get some offers out of the deal so my life can feel complete again and I can begin to heal. I have felt broken for so long...and now I feel hopeful!!!

On the health front, I am scheduled for some same day surgery on the 21st. I am happy that the situation I have been dealing with will be taken care of. I can't tell you what a relief it is. Then today I got a call from the Clinic business office. They had talked to my insurance company to make sure they would cover the procedure. I thought...great now this is where they tell me it isn't going to be covered. She said they would be billing the insurance company $3000.00 and I would be responsible for $30! I told her thank you for the Christmas present!!!!

It is all turning around....I can feel it. I hope I can tell you that I am employed and healthy really soon!!!

~My Cyber Friends~

I haven't ever seen you,
But I know you're really there;
I click you into reality
Like magic from the air.
Your voice is like an angel,
Though I really do not hear;
Your hug as warm as any
Of loved ones I hold dear.
You're always there for comfort,
Or a word of cheer;
Though you are very far away,
I always have you near.
You're a very special friend,
Like none I've ever known;
As long as you're in cyberspace
I'll never be alone......

(author unknown)

Hugs and love,


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ID_VANDAL 12/13/2010 10:28AM

    Keri - I cannot begin to tell you have happy I am for you.

You are the perfect example of just hanging in and doing what you can when things looked bleak!!! You may have been down but you were never out!

I think your next stress is going to be which job offer to accept!

You husband sounds like a wonderful person and you are lucky to have him!!

Keep us posted as the events transpire!! and here's to the best Christmas yet!!



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DEEGIRL50 12/12/2010 11:51PM

    Your cup of joy overflows! You deserve it too!!

Two of my sister-in-laws are going to Weight Watchers. They have been very successful. Your DH loves you very much and he shows it by caring for you!! So does the Lord.
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FORMYDARLINGS 12/11/2010 7:47PM

    All I can say is Merry Christmas Keri.

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NANCY- 12/11/2010 11:17AM

    Wow What wonderful news!!!
Looks like things are falling into place for you. It's nice that you have your DH to share it with.

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ELLENIRENE 12/11/2010 5:54AM

    I am so happy for you--seems like everything is falling in place. Your DH sounds like a keeper!! Mine should take some lessons from him. emoticon

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JOURNEYOF3 12/11/2010 12:17AM

    Absolutely fabulous! I am so happy for you! God has an interesting way of bringing us to where we need to be.

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JOURNEYOF3 12/11/2010 12:04AM

    Absolutely fabulous! I am so happy for you! God has an interesting way of bringing us to where we need to be.

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CHARITYCYCLIST 12/10/2010 11:46PM

    I am severely underemployed & in the process of doing some 'Career Exploration' & looking at other opportunities that exist besides the job I've been doing for the past 20 years. I am also trying to become healthier, physically and even booked an appointment with my physician today.
I've been on SP for just over a month & find it incredibly helpful. I think I'm using all of the Tools available & am feeling really good about being in control of my health. Perhaps work will fall into place for me as well.

Good luck with your job search. Keep the faith! emoticon

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 12/10/2010 11:31PM

    Oh my goodness, what wonderful news. I totally can understand everything you said, I too was unemployed for so long that I stopped feeling like I was contributing, that I too was broken.

I will send you my good thoughts and keep you in my prayers. Good luck to you!!!

Terri =)

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SUNNY1432 12/10/2010 11:22PM

Christmas has come early for you and I hope that the interviews go well so YOU can pick which one you want!!
Stay Positive and know that God only gives us what he knows we can handle.
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MSLZZY 12/10/2010 11:14PM

    A little bit of faith and a lot of patience and look at you! Hope your lucky
streak continues! HUGS!

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SHERRIL81 12/10/2010 11:13PM

    I LOVE your attitude!!! The Lord IS faithful and so good, right? And you have a terrific husband to support you! I am so thankful for mine. I wouldn't be able to walk in the evenings if he didn't selflessly come home after 12 hours of working in a factory to watch the kids while I do my thing!!! Keep up the good work and I pray you get the perfect job for you!!!

Also love the poem at the end!!!!

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JEAN111766 12/10/2010 11:13PM

    Wow girl! How absolutely awesome! I am so psyched for you! I look forward to updates on the job status! Loved the cyber friends poem also!!! emoticon emoticon

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Mini Blog

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I have LOTS to tell you. But......it's gonna have to wait until tomorrow afternoon. I have an important meeting in the a.m. so I have to get some sleep. Until tomorrow....goodnight....sleep tight!!!


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LENA2B120 12/10/2010 1:27PM

    hello everyone! my husband and i are moving to Sioux Falls, Aug 2011.. we are so excited to make South Datoka our home. Our daughter, soon to be husand and grandson are already there.. and loving it!
I am moving from Memphis, TN and I can hardly wait to escape!

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/10/2010 10:51AM

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We're all "ears!" Can't wait to hear what you have to say!


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KELLYC_14FAN 12/10/2010 9:00AM

    I can't wait to read it!!

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NANCY- 12/10/2010 7:20AM

    Can't wait!!!

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MSLZZY 12/10/2010 7:17AM

    How exciting! HUGS!

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ELLENIRENE 12/10/2010 5:24AM

    good night "catch" you tomorrow

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MOMFAN 12/10/2010 2:12AM

    Can't wait to here the news!

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JANIEWWJD 12/9/2010 11:28PM

    Ok, I'll be waiting. emoticon

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Good news I guess.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The blood tests came back good so I'm glad I didn't give it too much thought yesterday. My original issue is still ongoing but I am hopeful it will be resolved. DH and I had some home made Chicken Noodle soup tonight. It was pretty good for this cold day.

We are going through some tough stuff....trying to decide what to try and sell....whether we should cash out the 401k. I got another rejection today. It is so frustrating not even getting an interview. I'm at a loss of what to do and our situation is starting to get tough. It's so hard not to feel worthless. I try to keep a positive attitude but sometimes it's unbearable. I hope this ends soon.

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ID_VANDAL 12/5/2010 4:12PM

    I agree with all your other friends have said. I wish I could do more than just send you some good words and good thoughts!

Just reading your blogs tells me you have a lot to offer and someone will recognize that or you will see an opportunity and take advantage of it!

Take care my friend and stay the course even when it gets tough!


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SLIMMERJESSE 12/3/2010 10:49AM

    Oh, how I understand your feelings! It is under-reported just how many of us are suffering in this tough job market. Try to hang in there as best as possible. It's hard not to define our worth by our jobs, but we are so much more than our titles and earnings. Have a good day.

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ELLENIRENE 12/3/2010 6:34AM

    You are not worthless--even though the job market says so--but it's saying that for millions of people. You are not alone--everyone is struggling. I don't know how we're going to just pay our day to day bills--we have no 401K to rely on--farmers never put anything away!
Bright side: we have each other!

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MOMFAN 12/2/2010 11:37PM

    Hugs and prayers!

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SUNNY1432 12/2/2010 11:16PM

    Stay strong and positive, something will come your way soon. emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/2/2010 11:10PM

    Someone will see the potential in you so keep that positive attitude! HUGS!

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/2/2010 9:45PM

    emoticon You are NOT worthless and we love you!

Hugs! Beverly

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