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So True

Monday, January 23, 2012

  
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TERESA159 1/24/2012 1:41PM

    And do it all in heels! (Well, I never wear heels, but lots of us do!)

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SARALEIGHM 1/24/2012 8:04AM

    Yes, indeed, in a nutshell! emoticon

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LOPEYP 1/24/2012 7:32AM

    How true!

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FITMARY 1/24/2012 6:49AM

    Oh, yes, we do!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 1/24/2012 3:15AM

    Love this!

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KNITTABLES 1/24/2012 1:42AM

    That is so true. Right on the nose.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/23/2012 11:06PM

    Awesome and spot on!!!

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SHEENADEE 1/23/2012 10:56PM

    True for sure.

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TXGRANDMA 1/23/2012 10:34PM

    emoticonSo True!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/23/2012 10:32PM

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ELSCO55 1/23/2012 9:58PM

    Love it

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JEANUT 1/23/2012 9:52PM

    You are so right

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Feeling Good!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Since I planned that trip, I feel like a whole new person. I was taking Xanax before to deal with the stress which my doc told me to do especially with the ulcers. Since I definitely decided and put that trip into motion, I don't feel the stress creeping up. I haven't taken the Xanax in 3 days. Haven't really worried about work at all. I probably should be because I have nothing on the horizon. Not true. I do have one person. But, another buyer gave me a referral so maybe that will turn into something emoticon

Today, I had planned to go ride JC. But, since I am walking on my steps and a new challenge for Wii Exercise team, I did 43 minutes of exercise before I was going to leave for the barn. When I contacted the girl at the barn to let her know what time I was coming, she said it was really cold and damp. Then the freezing rain started. JC will have to wait until this week when we are supposed to get in the mid 30's. Don't think he cares. She still gives him treats emoticon

I decided I should do more exercise then my husband came up and wanted to watch Football on the tv. I almost gave in and told him to, but then decided no I was going to get in those 10,000 steps I promised myself. I did 5 miles of Leslie Sansone along with Walk it Out for over 12,000 steps emoticon

I even caught up with my sparking today. Ate healthy and burned almost 1,000 calories. I have to remember to lose some poundage before we leave. I was smart and did get every hotel that was within walking distance of what we want to see so we don't have to drive every where. We are going to save the good eating for New Orleans emoticon

I have to thank SP once again for putting out such great information. That article about relieving stress couldn't have come at a better time emoticon

  
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1BEACHWALKER 1/23/2012 5:50PM

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emoticonon the exercise you got!
I am sure JC misses you just the same! Hope your weather clears up and you get to see him soon!!! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 1/23/2012 2:42PM

    emoticon emoticonGlad to hear you sounding so good and WTG on all that walking. Have a great day!

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SARALEIGHM 1/23/2012 9:07AM

    Good for you! Isn't it amazing what taking some positive steps can do for us?
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TERESA159 1/22/2012 7:11PM

    The trip sounds like a lot of fun and well deserved. Happy to hear your stress level has gone way down now that you have something to look forward to. You have such a beautiful horse, lucky! And I love how you kept possession of the TV so you could reach your goal! That's the way to do it!!!

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LOPEYP 1/22/2012 6:35PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/22/2012 6:08PM

    That's great news! Xanax has brought a lot of misery to some of my loved ones, so I'm always glad to hear when somebody can do without.

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SHEENADEE 1/22/2012 5:19PM

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Confirmed Plans

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The trip ended up a bit different than I envisioned it when I wrote the first blog. We are going to leave on the 23rd of February and head to Nashville. We have tickets for the Grand Ole Opry for the 24th. Wynona Judd is one of the people performing. I figure that afternoon we can go into downtown Nashville to see the sights. I did all of the hotels through Priceline so I didn't necessarily end up where I planned to. We are staying in Southern Nashville which is supposed to be nice. I got the rooms for $50 each so I'm not complaining.

On the 25th, we are going to Loretta Lynn's Hurricane Mills Ranch and probably stay over in Tupelo. It seems to be the half way point to New Orleans. Might as well see the birth place of the King.

Arrive in NOLA on the 26th and stay until the 1st. We are then going to head to Memphis to see Graceland and Sun Records, Beale Street etc. Plan to arrive home by Sunday the 4th.

I did not pay over $60 for any hotel. They may not be 3 or 4 star hotels, but they were all rated ok on tripadvisor. This hotel in New Orleans is a lot closer to the French Quarter than the one we stayed in last year. I figure we will throw in places to stop along the way so there won't be that much sitting. I'm sure we will find things to see that aren't on our list now. Can't wait.

Needless to say I got nothing else done today. We started working on this early this morning and just finished about an hour ago. But, on a positive note....We have not eaten out once this week emoticon

That saved us the money for the New Orleans hotel emoticon

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 1/22/2012 6:28PM

    Great job planning!!

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SARALEIGHM 1/22/2012 10:20AM

    This sounds great! Being able to be flexible because you're driving and not flying really worked out here.
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DREENAMT 1/22/2012 7:39AM

    This sounds like a lot of fun!! Hope you have perfect weather for it all!


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KNITTABLES 1/22/2012 1:36AM

    That is so good that you haven't eaten out this week, Your right put that money towards your trip. Sounds like a great exciting trip to me.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/22/2012 12:12AM

    Way to go, have fun!!

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SHEENADEE 1/21/2012 9:06PM

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Trip Figured Out

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I spent the night working on the trip. We are going to leave February 23 we think. That may have gotten changed because of the New Orleans hotel. Our plan is to leave on the 23rd. Head to Memphis. Stop somewhere before Memphis for the night. The next day we are going to see the civil rights museum and Graceland.

Then we are going to head to Vicksburg, Mississippi for the night. The next day we are going to show the kids where the civil war took place. At this point things may change.

I started working on the hotel for New Orleans. I discovered that going in Friday or Saturday was way too expensive (did Priceline again). Got a hotel a block away from the French Quarter for $60 per night. Need 2 rooms obviously. Will have to pay for parking, but I am already way ahead of the game with no plane tickets and the price of the hotel room. Mixed reviews on the hotel, but don't plan to spend a lot of time there.

We picked out 2 plantations to go see. My daughter wants to do one of the ghost tours. DH wants to do a swamp tour. Best thing...we don't have to pay someone to drive us. We thought that if we choose to go into New Orleans earlier, we can always get a hotel away from the French Quarter the first day. Maybe in the Garden District or something which isn't as expensive. I want to make sure we have time to show the kids the above ground cemeteries etc. Brian thought about postponing the trip for a day because of the hotel..nope I'll just find a cheap one away from the Quarter :)

We leave NOLA on Thursday and head to Nashville making a stop at Loretta Lynn's Hurricane Ranch. We want to make sure we get to Nashville for the Grand Old Opry on Friday night.

So excited! I may have been a bit dumb in not taking trip insurance on this one, but right now it is just the hotel I have paid and that will be paid off before we go :)

NOLA here I come! One of my favorite cities.

  
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IAFARMERWIFE 1/21/2012 8:15PM

    Have a great trip! emoticonYour trip sounds wonderful! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/21/2012 4:08PM

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KNITTABLES 1/21/2012 3:09PM

    You are going to have a great trip and a great time. have a great weekend!

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LOPEYP 1/21/2012 1:45PM

    Usually you can cancel the hotel within 48 hours of arrival so if anything comes up soon you should be all set.
Sounds like a great trip!

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SHEENADEE 1/21/2012 11:10AM

    I'm sure you'll have a blast! I hope you share a few pics with us.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 1/21/2012 9:01AM

    Sounds like fun! I went to New Orleans 25 years ago. Before kids. And had a blast!

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SARALEIGHM 1/21/2012 8:56AM

    Excellent! Sounds like a full slate. Don't forget to give yourselves some relaxation time too.

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TDWANDD2MYK9 1/21/2012 2:48AM

    Wow! I hope you have the most fantastic time! emoticon

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Getting Some Positive Back!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I am making some positive decisions which came about after reading a sparkpeople article on what to do to get through stress. One thing it mentioned was taking a trip. We were supposed to leave next week, but my dh has two days of training he can't get out of and it is my kid's first week of the new semester. So we ruled it out and did not revisit it until I read that article emoticon

I thought ok if we can't do it this month. We have 3 closings coming up the last will be February 17. Then we have the appointment with the health person on the 20th. I don't want to miss that. Talked to my husband and we agreed we would go on the 23rd of February. After much discussion and mapping, we decided to go to Tennessee like planned, but keep going down to New Orleans. I think there is a lot of culture there for the kids to see. We will go through Memphis and stop at Graceland and I also want to do a side trip to Biloxi. Having our own car also means we can go and visit some of the plantations on our own without having to pay a fortune for a tour emoticon

On the way back, we will go toward Nashville and hit Hurricane Mills and then go to the Grand Ole Opry. We figure on 10 days for the trip. The kids will miss school, but they can get their work ahead of time and take it with them. We used to do it. Can't afford to go during Spring break all the rates soar emoticon Not to mention I do not want to wait until the end of April. I want to get out of Dodge!

Another decision, I joined the 10k step team which lead me to a government site of a virtual walk through the United States. I joined that. I thought that would be cool and just another inspiration to get going. I haven't been doing too much Walk it Out lately just my exerbeat. This gives me a reason to start walking again emoticon

The best positive is I have no work all weekend emoticon I know I should be worried about that, but I'm not. Right now, some time off would be good.

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/20/2012 11:23PM

    Your trip sounds wonderful!!! Way to go on building positives!!

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JEANUT 1/20/2012 8:31PM

    That sounds like a great trip
I've been to Nashville and it's fun

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/20/2012 8:24PM

    That sounds like a great trip planned!

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SARALEIGHM 1/20/2012 7:09PM

    Sounds like a great vacation! Having that to look forward to will help you get through any rough spots that are bound to come up (that's life, isn't it?).
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/20/2012 6:14PM

    Enjoy your weekend you deserve it!!!

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KNITTABLES 1/20/2012 2:48PM

    Enjoy your weekend and have fun, congrats on joining the 10k team. I'm on a walking team as well and love it. Hugs
PS, the trip sounds great.

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TERESA159 1/20/2012 2:42PM

    You're going to see Elvis! Yay, love the idea of the trip. Something to look forward to. What's the site about the walk across the U.S? Sounds like fun!

You've been working really hard and had some bad clients lately, enjoy your weekend off!

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JAZZEJR 1/20/2012 1:25PM

    Great positives! Hope you have a positively good time! emoticon

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CODYG123 1/20/2012 1:15PM

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the trip planning! I'm working on a Virtual Cross Canada Walk and it's totally motivating. Good luck! emoticon

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SHEENADEE 1/20/2012 12:58PM

    Your plans sound great, and definitely a good stress reliever!!! I spent a few days in Nashville in the Fall and loved it!

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LOPEYP 1/20/2012 12:44PM

    I want to visit Graceland too. I need a plan. LOL!

Glad that you found a way to make it work. Enjoy your free weekend! emoticon

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JOYLINNKNITS 1/20/2012 12:39PM

    emoticon emoticon THANKS FOR SHARING!

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