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Funeral=fashion nightmare

Friday, October 29, 2010

My friend's grandpa died late Thursday night, while in vacation in Florida. His wife and children were able to fly down to be with him as he was taken off from life support. Now comes the task of seeing his family carry out his wishes, and watching them regroup. Funerals, and death in general, do not bother me. I'm better than most, I think, when it comes to that. I've been lucky enough to have grown up spending summertime visiting relatives/friends of my grandma in nursing homes. I've been there when two friends dads were home for hospice. It doesn't bother me. I'd love to work with seniors, or do something with hospice, or ?

What does bother me is that I have nothing to wear. I know... the funerals have nothing to do with me. No one really cares what I wear. But I do. I remember when a good friends mom passed away. I was at my heaviest weight. The people that I would know attending the funeral were ex-coworkers that hadn't seen me in years and I was a balloon. I had nothing to wear to the funeral that fit me. I had nothing in my closet that fit me.. period. It was that time and space where I couldn't bring myself to buy yet another larger set of clothes to wear. I got to the funeral home early and couldn't make myself go in. I stalled by going to Target.. convinced that maybe I could find something "better" than the too-tight clothes that I had on. Trying on clothes was too frustrating so I wrangled up the courage to cross back over the street to the funeral home. I went inside.. no one said a word about my clothes, weight, anything.. but I still felt out of place, wishing that I wasn't there.

So, now years later, I find myself in the same position. I have nothing appropriate that fits in my size. Sigh. and this time it is my best friend's grandpa's funeral so it's like an extension of my own family.

On a lighter note, I will be in the LIVE studio audience of the Twin Cities Live show today (friday).

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KEENTINA 10/30/2010 11:33PM

    I actually have to buy funeral type clothes myself because my black work pants are way too big now - and I still hate to shop. I don't think it really matters what you wear but that you show up for your friend.

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MRE1956 10/29/2010 4:06PM

    I NEVER stress out about appearance when attending wakes or funerals - I've always found myself focusing on far different matters.....

I am impressed with your true spirit as a friend, and I am sorry for your friend's loss.....

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NATPLUMMER 10/29/2010 9:17AM

    It's definitely no fun buying funeral clothes. I do hope you find something.
But do have fun on TV.

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KATYBUG48 10/29/2010 1:35AM

  Hope you find something.
Sorry for your loss

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I have a potential job lead!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh happy day!
An ex-coworker of mine has an open position in her department! So promising, but I don't want to get my hopes up too high. The job would be a good balance of research & paperwork, resource management (time, money, people), etc. It's for a HUGE company that I worked for before. Awesome company, actually. The position would deal only with internal executives and their secretaries, as well as other department heads. Basically NOT the general public. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ideal.

I've got to smooth out my resume and get it over to my friend ASAP. The job is getting posted soon so it is time to move on it!


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KEENTINA 10/30/2010 11:35PM

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MEGSFITNESS 10/27/2010 12:43PM

    Oooh! I hope it goes well for you!!! I know how anxious job-hunting, submitting and waiting can be. Hopefully your previous work experience and the internal referral can give you a boost above the competition!

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New exercise DVD purchase

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SPMom2 recommended Jillian Michael's DVD workout: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. ( I've seen it referred to as BFBM on the blogs) So, I ordered it online today from with the free site-to-store shipping. Sounds like a challenge but not toooooo much of a challenge that I give up after day one. I should have the DVD the beginning of November, if not sooner.

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HEYBUTT 10/26/2010 8:12AM

    I like that dvd a lot. It has so many different moves that even if you skip a few (if they're too challenging) you'll get great exercise. And you can work up to doing it all.

Good luck!

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GTOGIRL67 10/26/2010 5:55AM

    that's great . please let us know how you like it .

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Trying something new

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Skinny litlle bff thinks that she can do a better job of helping me lose weight than I can. Seeing as she has never been overweight a day in her life (including 2 pregnancies), I don't think that she has a clue.
Nevertheless, I am trying things "her" way.
She hasn't given me the "guidelines" and today is day one.
I'm sure there's more things than whats she's mentioned below:

I think her whole premise is that I need to do the small mini-meals.
Breakfast lunch and dinner plus two snacks a day, etc.
Have more variety other than my elliptical
No calorie counting

That last one is kind of a sticking point with me. It makes sense to me that if I want to lose weight as I've done before, I should watch calories IN, plus calories OUT. BUT I am willing to put aside my assumptions and see what happens.


NW Metro Job seekers FREE networking & support group

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anyone else out there unemployed or mis-employed? Thinking of stating your own business?

I've started attending a career help group that meets in Otsego on Tuesday ( off Hwy 101)
Job Transition Networking Group – Receive prayer, coffee, encouragement, resume’ writing assistance and networking with job resources.

* Meets Tuesdays at Christ Church from 1:30 - 3:30 PM
* Masterminds and Mentors for Career Transition 3 - 5:00 PM
* No Charge
* Sponsored by Christ Church and Hope Connection

No registration is necessary-
If anyone is interested in more information, email me !


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