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Friday, November 08, 2013

So I haven't blogged in long time, but I needed to let my Starfishies and other friend in on what is going on. First thank you for your support during a really rough week.

Last Friday DH was told he will be going from work Wed, Thurs, Friday and every other Saturday 12 hour days to working Mon - Fri 8 hours days, but they were not sure what shift or even what times the shifts would be. He has worked his currently schedule for over 20 years. This news turned his world up side down and mine too. I count on him to do a lot around the house on his off days.

So week spent the weekend trying to deal with this news, but not really able to make any firm plans without the full details. For all we knew he could end up working midnights. Very stressful situation. Monday comes and I head off to work and DH calls his boss to see if any decisions have been made, nothing. Tuesday I get a call that they are taking my Mom to the emergency room with a extremely high heart rate. More stress. They decide to keep her and have no idea why her heart rate is so high. Overnight they run test change some medicine and get the heart back to normal. They send her home on Wednesday. I am stuck at work because of a scheduled power outage until after 8. DH still has no clue on his new schedule. Thursday, DH finally finds out that he will be working 2nd shift 2pm to 10pm starting the week after next. So now I need to totally rearrange my life. I will be eating alone every night going to bed alone every night. It pretty much sucks. but we can deal. I have requested a schedule change at my work so I can go in later, so we can have some time together in the morning. Mom called to tell me something is wrong with her blood counts and she needs a bone marrow test next week. Oh and I am like a week and half behind on school work now cause I can't focus to get it done.

So now it is Friday and feel like I have been ran over by a truck repeatedly. I need to get through the transition and get a routine set and I should be good.

I keep repeating the Serenity Prayer in my head.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

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FITGRANDMA120 11/8/2013 10:23PM

    You will probably both be very tired at first because I learned twelve hour shifts mean about 14 because of preparing for work, and travel time. For the first 6 years or so at the job my husband works it was 6pm to 6am and I do sympathize with you having to eat alone and go to bed alone. I hope things get stable for you soon.

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 11/8/2013 8:45PM

    what a roller coaster! don't even know what to say - those changes would be pretty hard to take after 20 years on another routine. I hope you can find time to take a deep breath and get a new game plan sorted out.

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CARLYG8 11/8/2013 5:00PM

    I don't have anything to add to what has already been said, other than I will keep all of you in my prayers. Your mom for healing, and you and hubby for peace and wisdom and strength to get through your time of adjustment. Sending you big hugs!!!

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ROCKPORT9 11/8/2013 4:17PM

    Sending prayers for your mom's health and wellness. The pm shift was not one of my cuts in to everything. I hope you can move your work to better match his. Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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KIMPY225 11/8/2013 3:15PM

    Yikes - there is a lot going on! Sorry for all of the stressful situation. Hopefully your Mom gets the treatment she needs and feels better fast. Good luck with the schedule change. It sounds rough.
Keep your head high!

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BEATLETOT 11/8/2013 2:43PM

    I'm sorry you're going through so much right now I hope your mom is okay, and that your adjustment from the schedule change is swift.

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It's been awhile

Monday, August 26, 2013

As I was looking through the Starfish blogs, I realized it's been awhile since I posted anything.
The summer has flown by and fall is just about here. So what did I do this summer. In June I went to the Rolling Stones show! That was a blast. There was the trip to the Outer Banks in July, love it there - I even rented a bike this year so I could ride rather than drive. Then I in August we had our annual pig roast - lots of people at my house and lots of food. This weekend we a big Labor Day picnic at a friends house that we help with. Pretty much it has been a busy summer and will continue to be.

Yesterday DH, Tucker and I took a nice long walk at local park that has a creek, which led to me having to clean my car when we got home cause there were little muddy footprints all over my leather seats, but it was still a great time.

I have decided that with the end unofficial end of summer this weekend, it is time to really get focused. I need to get back to tracking everyday, exercising harder, and generally pushing myself to do better. No more waiting till this or that is over. It is time to start now. I some ways I feel like I have wasted the summer by losing my focus.
I will be blogging more, tracking better, and exercising harder, I promise!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/27/2013 8:54PM

    You have had a busy summer. I took a few day trips, other than that nothing exciting. I do appreciate all you do for the team. I lead 2 teams and co lead 1 and I know what it takes.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 8/26/2013 7:17PM

    Busy, busy...but sounds like you had a great summer. Good luck on getting back on track, need to do more of that myself. Thanks for all the time you put into the Starfishies! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 8/26/2013 3:58PM

    wow busy summer and thank you for all you do for the team

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ROCKPORT9 8/26/2013 3:04PM

    It sounds like a wonderful summer! You don't even mention all the hard work you do for this challenge and we thank you! Good luck on getting back on too. emoticon Hugs, Laurel

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REBECCAMA 8/26/2013 1:35PM

  Nice to see a new blog post from you. Summer really has flown by!

hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Dachshund Humor

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This is so my Tucker. I just had to share.

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KIMBOLEENA1974 7/16/2013 6:33PM


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ADAPTOR 5/5/2013 2:09PM

    All so true.....the leash coming out in my house usually creates mass chaos of excitement and runs the risk of me being flattened by my two dogs in a race to get the leash on them first. Gotta love it that they are so into spending time with us.

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ELSCO55 4/28/2013 10:56PM

    Mine is the same way.

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BARB4HEALTH 4/24/2013 12:05PM

    emoticon mm emoticon

Definitely different animals and oh, how dogs let us know what they want!

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JENNJO322 4/24/2013 9:36AM

  Oh that is totally my Ollie boy!!! Love it, funny thing is he knows the difference when we leave for work/school and when we go in an outing. I love my boys.

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MAGIK0731 4/24/2013 8:50AM

    Cute!!!! Gotta love the difference between cats & dogs!

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Week of April 21 Goals

Monday, April 22, 2013

Okay so I didn't do so well keeping up with daily goals, so I am going to try weekly goals. Remember it is only a failure if you decide you are not worth it, otherwise it is just a setback and I can get passed setbacks.

So here are my goals for the week:
1.) Update Spark Page emoticon
2.) Track all my Food.
3.) 200 min of Exercise
4.) Eat 5 Freggies per Day.
5.) Prep for Spring to Summer 5% Challenge. (Check it out it is a fun challenge

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LIVINGFREE19 4/23/2013 5:12PM

    Great goals!


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ERIN_POSCH 4/22/2013 12:16PM

    love your positive attitude! keep it up!!

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Just a quick note

Friday, March 29, 2013

I got all goals from yesterday done!

Today starts a three day weekend for me and two of those days are just me and Tucker! I have a long list of things to do, hopefully I can get most of them done. So far I slept in to 8:30, fixed the bed, decide since I had the bed all taken apart I would vacuum under it and clean all the bedding. And since I am washing the bedding may as well wash the curtains and dust everything. Now I am waiting on the wash to finish so I can start the next load and then put the bed back together. Who knew a king sized mattress was so heavy? Then it is off to the bank and the store, I guess I should eat sometime soon.

Goal for today work on my list of things to do before DH gets home.

Hope everyone is having a great day.

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ELSCO55 3/30/2013 11:51PM

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

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REBECCATKD 3/29/2013 9:17PM

    emoticon Three Day Weekend = Some down time!! Don't forget to take some "me-time" this weekend, too!

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NEWCHINELO 3/29/2013 5:56PM

    You had a lovely day!

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HONDURASDONNA 3/29/2013 1:40PM

    Sounds like a great way to spend a day! I got laundry out early today too, glad to have sunshine and no rain!

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BEATLETOT 3/29/2013 1:03PM

    Sounds like a lovely day!!! I'm so jealous!

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