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Making Progress

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

At least I feel like I am making progress. First off, I've learned that it's ok if I don't exercise for an hour and a half every day. It's ok if I don't exercise every day. I'm starting to feel better about me.

I've learned how to deal with issues. My son and I are speaking again, but he is on probation with driving. He may drive only if my husband or I are in the car with him. My daughter drives them to school each day and he takes public transportation home.

I dealt with that girl with my mother and, apparently, she took me seriously. My aunt told me that for the first time, my mother said they were getting along very good and had no complaints. I have been checking with my mother every night and all seems to be going good.

I came up with a solution to dealing with that buyer that I can't stand. My husband is going to do the final walk thru tomorrow and I will go to the closing.

My dog is not deaf. It turns out she had a lot of crud in her ear and it had a slight infection so she is doing much better.

Took a lesson on JC on Saturday. Went again today by myself. Once he tried the old thing of turning the wrong way. I felt what I was doing wrong, corrected it, and then we had no trouble circling. He was such a good boy, I let him play in the ring afterwards. Of course he had to roll in the dirt :)

My clothes are starting to fit better. All around I think I am starting to feel better about me. It is a long, slow process, but I am getting there. I am really working hard not to completely stress myself out about things. I am trying to focus on the positives. I am just looking ahead to that trip in 15 days :)

  
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SARALEIGHM 2/9/2012 4:59PM

    You're doing wonderfully! So many positive things to outweigh any niggling little negatives. Keep doing what you're doing.
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THETURTLEBEAR 2/9/2012 4:35PM

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JEANUT 2/9/2012 2:34PM

    So glad to hear it's getting better
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/8/2012 8:03PM

    Sounds like you are on the right path!!!
Way to go!!

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LOPEYP 2/8/2012 7:15PM

    Sounds like things are going in the right direction! emoticon

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Updates

Monday, February 06, 2012

Not doing really great with exercise lately. I got out to ride JC Saturday and that was it. That horse amazes me. He was so upset after I hit him he wouldn't even look at me. I took a lesson on him Saturday. Had a wonderful ride. He never got upset. She showed me what I was doing wrong. This time when I got off him. He put his head on my shoulder as if to thank me for doing it right for a change lol emoticon

No sleep last night. Too worried about daughter driving on her own to school for the first time. She's only driven that car a couple of times. We practiced this weekend and named it Humpty (aka Humpty Dumpty) since we keep having to put it together again. She did fine getting to school and said it was very peaceful not having people yelling at her. She could actually think about what she was doing. I wonder what message she was sending. hmmm emoticon

I found out the girl staying with my mother is a liar. She has been causing a lot of the problems. She nailed herself yesterday not realizing I keep text messages. Long story short, if she doesn't start flying right, she will be out of a job. I have known her family a long time and I know she will have no where to go. She tells me one thing; tells my sister another thing and then my sister blames my son. I have never been so angry. I was so angry I called her mother. Her mother knows me well as it was her mother that worked for me for 17 years. She knows you don't want to tick me off. emoticon

I lost a pound since last week. That is good. Work is good. I have a full week. Closing tomorrow. Showings Wednesday and a final walk thru. Dinner with former clients on Thursday. Another closing Friday and showings on the weekend. JC will fit in there. Probably tomorrow and either Friday or Sat.

  
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KNITTABLES 2/8/2012 7:09PM

    Sounds like things are finally looking up for you. I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better about things and I know this coming holiday will be great for you and your hubby. So happy to hear you rode J.C. and it went well for the two of you. Hugs

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KHAMELEON1 2/8/2012 11:04AM

    My parents still worry every time I drive home alone for Xmas -- it's a 13 hour trip each way. I understand their concern, but after living in major cities like DC and Chicago, the traffic along I-90 in Ohio is nothing. And the several times I have tried carpooling with others to go home, the commute has been terrible -- and not because of the traffic.

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SARALEIGHM 2/7/2012 11:50PM

    Lost a pound! That's great! You must be doing something right. Have a great week.

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TXGRANDMA 2/7/2012 12:26AM

    Sounds like you had a good ride with JC! So happy that you two are back getting along again! Congratulations to your daughter for doing so well driving to school.... And to selling a house or two! Glad the week has started off so well. emoticon

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LOPEYP 2/6/2012 6:47PM

    emoticon Have a good week!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/6/2012 4:29PM

    Awesome on the weight loss, what a busy week you have, remember you time!!

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KNITTABLES 2/6/2012 2:02PM

    Congrats on losing weight and your Daughter will be fine driving but you will still worry cause you are a WONDERFUL MOTHER. Good luck with the week and all the showings. I hope that girl smartens up and does right. Good thing you found out now. Hugs.
Oh I am also glad to hear that you saw J.C. and that everything went well.

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Super Sunday Funny

Sunday, February 05, 2012



Unless the Packers are playing of course.

  
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SNOWFILLY 2/6/2012 12:15PM

    Love it!!!!

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KNITTABLES 2/5/2012 9:43PM

    Cute, enjoy the game!

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ROCKYCPA 2/5/2012 4:42PM

    Watching for the commercials and love the Clydesdales - wish it was the Ravens playing!

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COMPUCATHY 2/5/2012 2:39PM

    Lol...fun! Enjoy the game! And the funnies! emoticon

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TINY67 2/5/2012 12:26PM

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RUTHE_51 2/5/2012 11:44AM

    My favorite Christmas time commercial includes the Clydesdales. But my heart is in tonight's game so I will be rooting for the Patriots in addition to the Clydesdales.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 2/5/2012 11:30AM

    Maxine is RIGHT! The Clydesdales are always the hit of the show. The football sort of gets in the way of the commercials.

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February So Far

Friday, February 03, 2012

It has definitely been an up and down month. Really haven't spoken to my son much. That has been nice. There has been no tension around the house. I think the trip without him will be good for us as we don't need the stress of having him along and, I also think, it is good for him to be away from us. He is finding ways to get around whether it is riding his bike or taking the bus.

My daughter passed her driver's test first time out this morning. She has the car sitting in the garage. Can't say she is over all thrilled as I don't know that girls are as sure of themselves as boys proclaim to be. Maybe that is the difference. A boy will never admit that they are unsure whereas a girl will which can make her more careful.

Work related. I was so worried about what was going to happen next after these two closings. I got 4 new buyers in the last two days. Just got another one this morning. It is nice to see that I am getting referrals from former clients. That means I am doing my job. Almost all of these searches will be in the same location so it will be interesting. Of course, having all these buyers now makes me nervous about leaving town for so long, but the trip is already planned and we need to go. They will just have to understand. They can go to Sunday opens and, if there is a property they really like, we will take them when I get back.

Weight wise..I have been following a thread that has you post your daily weight. I am floored by how much it can fluctuate each day. Today, I weighed two pounds more than yesterday. I also had chinese food last night which I know has a lot of sodium. I have been tracking everything I eat. So that is a positive.

On the exercise front, I am still doing well. I am aiming for 5/7 days a week. That seems to work well for me. I just couldn't do 7 days a week. I have been mixing up what I do. Some days Leslie Sansone. Some days exerbeat. All depends on what I feel like doing. I have added in an extra light exercise session on the days I do workout just to get to those 10,000 steps. I haven't made them everyday, but I am at least pushing for 2 miles a day.

I may not completely succeed in all my goals, but at least I know I am trying :)

  
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JAZZEJR 2/6/2012 2:46AM

    2 miles is good. I hope your observation about girls is correct, that admitting they're unsure will make them more careful.

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SARALEIGHM 2/4/2012 1:26PM

    It sounds like things are actually going well on balance. I weigh myself every day. I find it helps to keep me focused on where I want to be.

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SHEENADEE 2/4/2012 11:39AM

    What a great summary blog to catch us up on all these things!
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You are doing great in so many areas and I'm sure you feel good about that.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/3/2012 4:27PM

    Thats the point to keep on trying way to go!!

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TKAYSMILES 2/3/2012 4:13PM

    nice to catch up! Sorry you are having issues with your son. that is hard!! Congrats on your closings and clients..that is great! Things I think are looking up everywhere!! Hope things get better Nina....:)

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KNITTABLES 2/3/2012 3:28PM

    Nina you are doing an excellant job, Keep it up Girlfriend. Congrats to your Daunghter for getting her driver's License. That is awesome. So happy to hear you got new buyers. Hugs

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/3/2012 3:01PM

    You are doing great, in my opinion!

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CANDOK1260 2/3/2012 1:25PM

    good at changing your workout. I been changing my exercise too I have three days of coach nicole video with wii exercise. Have a grat trip.

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BELLALUCIA 2/3/2012 1:18PM

    That's all we can do, try! Good luck with everything!

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So True and So Often Forgotten!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

  
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TERESA159 2/3/2012 12:04PM

    Amen to that sister! Some people let themselves be defined by their jobs. I've never understood that, even back in the day when I seriously rocked my old job.

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HEALTHYBARB1 2/3/2012 11:09AM

    Thanks for sharing this TRUTH!!! Hugs Barb

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LOSING4LASTTIME 2/3/2012 9:05AM

    Thanks for the reminder, this is so true!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/3/2012 8:10AM

    great message!!!

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IMIN2GENES 2/3/2012 7:58AM

    So true!
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LOPEYP 2/3/2012 5:43AM

    How true!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/2/2012 10:14PM

    Well said and so true!!

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JEANUT 2/2/2012 9:30PM

    well said

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SHEENADEE 2/2/2012 8:33PM

    Great reminder and great way to make the point.

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/2/2012 4:51PM

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TXGRANDMA 2/2/2012 4:49PM

    emoticonAMEN!!! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 2/2/2012 4:46PM

    What a great message NIna thanks for sharing. emoticon

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