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I knew it was too good to be true

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Good Afternoon; My DS command is not being exactly supportive of him. Yesterday was an intense day for him. He was told to do things that he can not do. I guess the bullies are back. His command just came back from Afghanistan and now is throwing their power around. My DS is between a rock and a hard place. emoticon We are hoping that this situation will calm down and he will get support. He has already asked to be transferred into a non-deployed combat unit. My DH and I do not think he is asking for something unreasonable. I knows he can not do his job and his back has taken much stress this week from this situation. Please keep him in your prayers. I hope he goes through this medical board faster than later. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURELEI 7/20/2012 9:53AM

    emoticon Sending prayers to you and yours.

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ALOHAEV1 7/20/2012 8:52AM

    Lots of hugs AND prayers on their way...

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MERRYMARY42 7/19/2012 7:59PM

    I will and do think of him in my prayers,

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/19/2012 7:12PM

    Prayers are right there with you!

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DIANNEMT 7/19/2012 6:00PM

    Will keep him in prayers.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2012 5:25PM

    Oh my. Definitely have your son AND you in my prayers. **SIGH** How utterly awful.

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Exercising is the key

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good Morning: Molds are high in my area. I have been having problems with them. When they get terrible, I take meds and they in turn raise my BP. Even though I can feel uncomfortable I am still exercising. Today I will soon go and exercise. My DH told me about this new gym called KOKO when he went to Weight Watchers. I have tried it and I like the environment and the process. I needed a change. I was getting very bored with my old tread mill at home and did not make a decision on buying another one at this time. Sometimes I just need to get out of the house. I like to read and I can stay in my home happily. I am never bored. But getting out and trying something new is always right up my alley. I also have another book - which happens to have more than one book in a series. "The Discovery of Witches". A great fun read. It is not a heavy book and sometimes I just like to let my imagination go. Have a good day!! Get some exercise in today!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RDY4THIN 7/22/2012 2:44AM

    good luck with the allergies. Beastly to get through exercises when on meds for them. I like change too, glad you found a gym outside of the house that gets you what you enjoy. some gyms are populated with uppity, overzealous or otherwise challenging personalities. have fun with it!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/18/2012 11:51PM

    Take good care !
I'm glad that things are looking up !

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MERRYMARY42 7/18/2012 7:46PM

    The Discovery Of Witches huh? I love to read, and I just finished the Twilight Series or at least the first 3 books, I have to get #4, I have had them here for about 5 years, a friend gave them to me, said she enjoyed them, well I was out of anything to read so started them and really enjoyed them, so very surprised, not my cup of tea usually, but, I find that I can read and enjoy most anything, so I may check that out. glad you are thinking of going to a gym, I go 3 times a week and that is my outside activities for the most part, and really do enjoy going, I have not got back to swimming yet, but plan on it, just not sure I can do 4 days a week, at the other gym, I swam after my classes, so I may do that too.
Glad things are going normal in your neck of the woods, The mold is it in the air? are you around a lot of dampness? anyway good thoughts your way. Take Care.

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DIANNEMT 7/18/2012 7:00PM

    Glad you have found something else to get you moving! Take care of yourself!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/18/2012 12:36PM

    good for you for getting out! I really have to work on that, too, because I could easily stay home, too. Have WWAAAAAAYYYYY more than enough to keep me busy here. BUT have to have that face-to-face with people.

Hope all is well. Sooooo very glad that your DH has a job! That's fantastic news. I imagine that reduces the stressload a lot.

Hugs and prayers. Oh, hope all is going well with your son. Think of him often.

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The weekend went great!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good Morning; I had such a good time. Baby was in such a great mood all weekend. She was such a joy. My DD and I had many talks. She is managing very well as mother, wife and working outside the house. I knew she would. Her DH kept in the background most of the time. This gave my DD and I more time together. I will miss them. emoticonDS was able to come and loved holding baby. emoticonI have more good news. DH has a new job. He is already less stressed. I have been exercising and added strength training. Strength training makes me hungry. This is a new experience. I have heard about hunger created by weight lifting. I add more protein yesterday but I want to keep to my calories so I can lose weight. Any one have any advice how to handle this hunger from adding weights to my routine. emoticon emoticon emoticonEvery one have a good day!!

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ALOHAEV1 7/20/2012 8:57AM

    I'd say your week-end was fabulous!

Awesome news on the hubby front, that has got to be a huge relief. Have a great week-end.

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    So glad to hear that you had a nice visit with DD and that new grandbaby!

Here are my suggestions for getting more protein into your diet without adding a lot of fat/calories: #1 Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles - I have 1/2 cup with a cup of shredded hashbrowns for breakfast. It's very filling. #2 - Oscar Mayer Chicken Breast lunch meat. 10 grams of protein for a 2 oz pkg.

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MERRYMARY42 7/17/2012 11:05PM

    so glad you had an enjoyable weekend, and happy for you all new job, sweet baby, all good.

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DIANNEMT 7/17/2012 2:02PM

    Gad you had a great time with the baby and DD!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/17/2012 11:37AM

    Be sure you're adding in good fats to your diet too. That helps carbs metabolize properly. And be sure to match your intake of carbs and proteins to be pretty even.

I add whey protein powder to smoothies, which in thie weather, I have been having for lunch. Packs a protein punch.

Peanut butter . . . another good source of both protein and good fats.

Plenty of water . . . sometimes what we interpret as hunger is really thirst.

Just some ideas.

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Baby coming today!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Good Morning: I have much to do. I just want to tell you that I may not be on the blog much for the next few days. Have a good day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/13/2012 3:59PM

    All the best!

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MERRYMARY42 7/11/2012 7:01PM

    Congratulations, I am so happy for you, Enjoy and stay stress free

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AANGEL3 7/11/2012 1:43PM

    Congrats!! emoticon

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EDELWEISS33 7/11/2012 1:23PM

    Awesome! Healthy Birth & Joyous times to come!

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DR1939 7/11/2012 10:49AM

    Enjoy him.

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ALOHAEV1 7/11/2012 9:50AM

    We'll be here when you come back, go ahead enjoy yourself!!! (I'm so excited for you)

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/11/2012 9:34AM

    Congratulations!!!!! That is awesome!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2012 9:18AM

    HUGS! I know you'll have a wonderful time.

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KIMPY225 7/11/2012 9:05AM

    Have a lovely day & weekend!

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Good Morning:
Today I am full of joy. Things are going strong and positive. I am not worried about my DH and his job or my DS and his back. Right now - today - I feel joy. I have been given a break with all of this worry of my family. Today I feel joy - maybe it is because of my grand baby coming, maybe it is because I have been exercising and tracking, or maybe it is simply because I deserve it. Every one deserves joy. We just have to recognize it when it comes and also allow it to happen. For today, I feel joy and I deserve it. You can too.
Nature abounds with sights and sounds of joy: birds sing in the morning light, butterflies flit among blossoms, flowers nod their heads in the breeze. All remind me of the joy that lives in me.
True joy is deeper than any sorrow, stronger than any disappointment. I trust this power within to help me overcome sorrow, anger or grief, to remind me that life is good. have a good day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/13/2012 4:03PM

    Thanks for writing this joyous blog !
All the best !

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ALOHAEV1 7/11/2012 9:48AM

    Grab that JOY and run with it, you are more than worth it and deserve it. That little one is going to be super spoiled with all these positive vibes you've got!

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MERRYMARY42 7/9/2012 9:27PM

    That is wonderful, and a grandbaby means JOY, I am a pretty happy, joyful contented person for the most part. Life has seemed to be a learning time, and the older I get, I find simple things make me happy

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1CRAZYDOG 7/9/2012 10:46AM

    I am doing the joyful dance right along with you!

Just thought you'd be interested. DS goes to Milwaukee next week for an update on his shots for going to Alaska AND apparently a fitness exam for Airborne School. ((IGH)) He had previously applied and was ACCEPTED. However, when he developed the bilateral stress fractures of the knees, they said NO. But apparently NOW they're reconsidering. Personally I'm praying things stay just the way they are. But you know how that goes.

IF he does pass, he'll still be based in AK, but have to travel to Ft. Benning GA for Airborne Training (I assume that's gotta be 3 mths.) then return to AK. So, like I say, we'll see.

Prayers, and glad to hear today is a joyful day for you. I know you are so looking forward to seeing that precious granddaughter! Bet she's changed lots since you last saw her.


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    I'm so happy for you! You have a wonderful day my Sparkfriend!

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CONCHA77 7/9/2012 8:11AM

    Great! Life is good. Nice blog.

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