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Humble and grateful

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good Morning; I have told my kids for years. You need to be humble and grateful for what you have. there are so many people in this world with less resources and in worst situations. I received an email where a family member just had brain surgery and has much recovery to happen. emoticon emoticon emoticonYesterday I spent the afternoon with a neighbor who I have not seen eye to eye on many issues. She told me her DH is able to retire. He wants to travel. She is very afraid. she is in her sixties and is afraid to enjoy life. I am grateful that I like adventure and am excited to do things. Her life is very different than mine. She wants grand children badly and her children have no interest in this any time soon. She seems so lonely and I know if she got out more she would enjoy things and have a more interesting conversations. She wants to see photos of Adrienne all the time. I have always said bc of my uncertain childhood; I do not fear unknown situations. I am carefully but I say a prayer and then go forward. The way I feel if you do not experience life, you can live a life looks out a window onto life as it goes by. have a good day!! emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 5/31/2012 8:52PM

    I am not crazy about change, but, I do love to travel something new around every curve, so how can I say I do not like change, (very strange) Your neighbor should definitely start enjoying life, and there are things other than being a grandmother, although that is super, but she should check in to volunteering in a hospital, I have a cousin who goes and sits and holds and rocks preemie babies, giving them the love they need. There are lts of things.

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CONCHA77 5/31/2012 2:37PM

    Life is one big adventure! I agree, we should enjoy it.

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SWTHNY- 5/31/2012 10:42AM

    We only get the present day to live it...tomorrow it will be gone forever

I read that somewhere and its the new mantra for my soul and to be grateful for all things big and small and give thanks.

Funny how life can go by and we are left wondering where the time went


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1CRAZYDOG 5/31/2012 10:31AM

    YES! Excellent blog. We can't wait for opportunities to knock on our doors either. We have to be able to seek them out.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

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What have you done for yourself lately?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Good Morning; As all of you know I have been in much stress, this amount can affect you physically as well as mentally. Yesterday I gave myself a spa day. I gave myself a nice spa bath, facial and dyed my hair in my home. All of this was done with lovely music and I feel great today. I also did something that I have not done- I did my exercise on the treadmill barefoot. My feet are a little sore but I want to strengthen my feet. My DS told me that if you want to strengthen your feet exercise barefoot. emoticon emoticonI am very peaceful this morning. emoticonLife is good! Look into the mirror and say " I love myself unconditionally." Have a good day!! Get some exercise in today!! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 5/30/2012 8:47PM

    I do spoil me much more often that I used to, it takes quite a few years, (or it did for me) to realize that I am an ok person, I do like me.
now what I do mostly is just kick back with a book, I can go and do anything if I only have the right material, and I am not too particular about reading material. not much science fiction, but other than that, I will read most all of them,
and your spa day sounds fantastic. glad it was good.

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FRAN0426 5/30/2012 5:17PM

    You wonderful spa day at home seems like a grat alterative than heading out and paying big bucks at a spa. Some day when I'm the only one around the house will definately give this a go. Glad it made your day.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 5/30/2012 12:20PM

    Hmmm, sounds like a wonderful day. Good for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/30/2012 9:50AM

    Good for you!!! The key definitely is taking care of yourself.

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Getting back to a schedule is comforting!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good afternoon; Been busy this morning. I just took some time to get the blog done.
Did any one watch Hemingway and Gellhorn on HBO last night. I recorded it so watched it today. It is marvelous. I like books and movies with strong women roles.
DS is still working with doctors and the medications. It is very confusing. It seems no one actually understands the sides effects. One drug can produce side effects - he just does not like the way it makes him feel. I am hoping there is an end to this situation within a short time. It is very frustrated for him and us all.
emoticon emoticon I am about to go and exercise. I am trying very hard to get back to my routine and take one day at a time. Life is complicated but it is the only life I have and I am going to do the very best I can to stay on my program and continue to exercise with portion control. Every one have a good day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 5/30/2012 6:47AM

    You are one strong woman, I know I'm stronger knowing you! As I say to myself often, "if Nancy can get through this year sane, no reason why you can't! "

Hugs to your son as he continues this journey.

I'll try to wrestle the TV away from hubs to watch that show.

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MERRYMARY42 5/29/2012 4:19PM

    You have a good grasp on your surroundings, and that is so great, you are a a strong woman yourself, perhaps you can relate to others

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1CRAZYDOG 5/29/2012 2:57PM

    Hugs and prayers that thigs get resolved for your son. I can imagine it's very frustrating for AND you!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Good Morning;
Gardeners consider the sunlight and soil conditions each plant needs to thrive. A gardener's work begins with designing the garden, preparing the soil, and planting the seeds. Watering, weeding and thinning the crop are necessary. Gardening involves proper preparation and continual care.
The desires of my heart are like seeds. They respond to careful planning and nurturing, and they manifest in their own time. Just as a gardener knows not to disturb germinating seeds to check their progress, I learn to be patient and not worry as my life unfolds. I trust that God is ever-present. My desires will bear fruit in time, and all is well.
emoticon emoticonHad a good weekend even though it was complicated. At one time, a weekend like this would be have wrecked me for a week or so. I have moved on and just let go. DS is doing much better. DH was out of sorts but we talked last night. It is the job situation. We put a plan in place.
All company is leaving today and I will have time to do what I want which includes peace and quiet which I enjoy.
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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/29/2012 1:42AM

    I hope you will all have a great week !

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MERRYMARY42 5/28/2012 8:02PM

    I love that peace and quiet, a necessary part of aging gracefully.
I do envy you your gift of words. it is great

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1CRAZYDOG 5/28/2012 11:28AM

    You are a tough woman1 God bless. Happy Memorial Day and wishing your DH some peace with the job situation as well. Prayers continue for your DS.


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ONEKIDSMOM 5/28/2012 8:53AM

    May your day end with the peace and quiet you need! emoticon

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Through all this stress- I only gained .6 lbs

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Good Morning; If you follow this blog, you know I have had constant stress this year so far. Another back surgery for my DS in January, MIL severe health issues, DD a severe pregnancy problems- DS going through withdrawal from pain meds that doctors gave him during his recovery from two back surgeries. I have been the main care taker for all these situations and it is not even June 1. My secret of my strength is my high power through Overeaters Anonymous. This program I have taken advantage of and taken for granted to be there for me. It has for nearly 40 years. I have not always followed it but I am back this year. I hit rock bottom and had to surrender to my high power bc I needed support and no person could fulfill my needs bc of so much stress fatigue. I asked for help and it was there. I am not bragging or telling any one to get some kind of glory bc my journey is still going but I am not stressed like I was and burdened. I used to rely on my family and others but they are not always there when needed. I had to reach future to my higher power and this has taken away my resentment. emoticon I am back home and will get back on my routine. Right now I am listening to a phone meeting and it is very calming. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating. For today I am calm and at peace. emoticon emoticon Have a good day. I use this blog, OA phone meeting and literature or I would have been buried from all the stress this year.
Every one has to find a way to succeed. I knew all the stress was killing me but it would not let up so I had to surrender to my higher power for relief. I did not do it alone. Have a good day!! I feel great and peaceful. I wrote this today bc people are praising me for being strong. I am strong but it bc I asked for help. I am handling things one day at a time. What a change bc I was drowning with the burden of all this stress. Get some movement in this weekend!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/29/2012 1:46AM

    I hope, and pray, that things will turn out O.K. for you !
Take good care.

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MERRYMARY42 5/27/2012 7:54PM

    I am very upset, I wrote a nice long blog, and put up patriotic emotions and none of it worked, the entire page turned green and is now gone.
But I did say, that everyone of us need help in one way or another and I am glad you have your OE, glad it helps you, a calming sane voice is what most of us need in all instances.
I went out for breakfast this morning with DH DS and DDIL all good, but strange that food involves most get togethers, Next Sunday our Grandson is having his Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremonies and that means more food,
Not much planned for tomorrow, but I will fly my flag and honor our soldiers fallen and still with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/27/2012 9:42AM

    You HAVE been through a lot. . . for sure. But you're coming out on top.

I'm just wondering if that same group concept would work for your son. Honestly, it is so important in getting over challenges to have a "mentor" or group of people who have been where you're @ and can help you get through.

I've seen it with my own extended family dealing with alcohol, substance and abuse, as well as gambling.

Hope you have a weekend that's restful and peaceful.

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