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December 25, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

I was exhausted last night and went to bed early. Therefore, I woke up early, and thinking it was 6 am, I started the day by taking my shower and dressing. When I came in the kitchen for coffee, I had my glasses on and realized that it was 5 am when I woke up. So I am sitting here quietly reflecting on the day.

It's been quite a year for me: way too jam packed with stress and friction for my liking. The best part of the whole year was watching Helena entering the world and enjoying her. I want the day to just be about my girls.


The decision was made to completely soak up and enjoy this day. No worries - no strife. Between today and January 1, I will make my 2015 Bucket List. Resolutions make me think of giving up something or trying to do something that I felt guilty about not doing. I want to be more positive, to come out of my comfort zone a little, and do things that I used to just wish or dream about. Can I do it? I will certainly give it my best shot.

  
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STILLWORKING1 12/27/2014 8:29AM

    Hope your Christmas day went well, and wishing you great Peace for 2015.
And have fun going through your 2015 bucket list!
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NPA4LOSS 12/27/2014 12:42AM

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BAREFITNESS 12/26/2014 11:24AM

    I hope you have a wonderful 2015~it is alot of fun watching babies grow up, sometimes happens too quickly! Much like the speed in which this year has past~hope you have reached the goals aspired for this year :) I don't do bucket lists or even resolutions.... I'm just glad to be on the Earth one more year surrounded by friends and family who love me emoticon

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JUST9POUNDS 12/26/2014 4:21AM

    Great! Hope you let us know what's on your bucket list! :-)

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BERGBA7 12/26/2014 3:07AM

    Merry Christmas!
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DIDMIS 12/25/2014 11:24PM

    Hope you had a great Christmas Patti. Hope this year will be a better year for both of us.

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CATTUTT 12/25/2014 9:19PM

    I hope you had just a wonderful day with Helena and your daughters!

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OLIVINE 12/25/2014 9:20AM

    Well done you .pray you have a great day.

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PICKIE98 12/25/2014 8:41AM

    I am wondering how long that bucket list is... skydiving? Making bat houses?

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RISINGBLUESTAR 12/25/2014 8:08AM

    First of all, Merry Christmas! Stress and friction are no fun and tear all of your energy away so I like your idea. I believe positivity is healthy for us.

Today, we get to celebrate something incredible. Sometimes, we have to hand our worries to God. It's sounds simple but it's notso easy but I have the same goal for 2015. Try to focus on the optimistic side of life. Always see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Wishing you a very blessed day! 🎄🎅🎄🎅
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Vacation/Holiday Mode

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I am down in Huntsville, AL with all my babies and wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. So I am doing the very basics for the next few days. Priorities, you know! It's only once that you get to enjoy someone's first Christmas, after all. Please don't take offense if I'm slightly MIA - just enjoying myself.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

  
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JUST9POUNDS 12/25/2014 3:25AM

    Happy Christmas! Enjoy! :-)

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STEVEN2GO2 12/25/2014 12:11AM

    Patty, enjoy every moment with your dear family this Christmas season!

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CATTUTT 12/24/2014 9:19PM

    By all means, be MIA and absorb every moment of Helena's first Christmas! Merry Christmas to all of you!

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DIDMIS 12/24/2014 9:16PM

    Patty it would be nice to have a family. I received bad news today and will be home although I had invites.

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December 22, 2014 week in review

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's been a busy, fun week. Helena and Sherry have been such a joy to have around. I really think of Helena was around for a couple more weeks, she'd be crawling. She's enthralled with Lulu and wants to go after her. I am going to have such a hard time when she does go back.

I did better with my numbers this week - not fantastically better, but better. And I have been doing a lot of things carrying an extra 14.10 pounds. She's right on schedule with her weight gain. A baby is supposed to double the birth weight in 6 months. She was 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth.

Steps: 72,136/70,580 Minutes: 996/836
calories: 996/836 Miles: 25.69/20.54

I know tomorrow and Wednesday won't be my best days. I'll be traveling to Alabama to spend the holiday with all three of my babies. (and it will be warmer than Michigan!) I may not be too active on the site, but will be thinking of all of you. No matter what holiday you celebrate, I hope it is wonderful.

  
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EBETH13 12/25/2014 12:55PM

    Safe travels....my family lives in Alabama, so we go there for Thanksgiving. Long trip from NC. Blessings!

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CATTUTT 12/23/2014 2:41PM

    Have a safe trip and a wonderful holiday!

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JUST9POUNDS 12/23/2014 4:46AM

    Have a great holiday! :-)

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BERGBA7 12/23/2014 3:56AM

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Have a safe trip and enjoy the time together!
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    Wishing you a safe trip and Happy Holidays. emoticon emoticon

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Oops!

Friday, December 19, 2014

I've been busy, busy, busy lately. I can't help but play with Helena as much as I can. But...I could've drank more water. I could have gotten more steps in. As in many cases in my life, I got on the scale to find that I have gained weight. All my life, often when I do gain weight, it is in increments of five pounds.

AAAACCCCHHHH! I feel like Charlie Brown! Okay, I woke up now. Mind my p's and q's the rest of the holidays.

  
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CATTUTT 12/20/2014 9:19PM

    It happens to the best of us. I'm feeling rather like Charlie Brown this evening, probably because I watched it earlier. But anyway, I know you're going to get through the rest of the holidays doing well. ANd no matter how you get through them, if you're getting to spend time playing with Helena, it's all worth it!

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DIDMIS 12/20/2014 7:53AM

    We all do it sometimes Patty.

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Some Things I Don't Want to Know

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I don't want to see my activity tracker report tomorrow. Most days this week, I know I got close to getting in my 10,000 steps...but no cigar. And I was getting to the point where I would hit at least 12,000 a couple days.

With my daughters and granddaughter in town, taking care of my mom, and my mother-in-law battling and losing her fight with life, it just didn't happen this week. Too many emotional coals on the fire and just not enough time.

I don't like when I am really busy during Advent. I like to be prepared. That way, I can kick back, enjoy the season, and reflect on the past year.

My Sarah will be going back to Alabama tomorrow morning. She has been such a blessing to her grandma. She stayed all night in the hospital with her for five nights. She was called upon to give the eulogy and did so with flying colors despite the tears that came with it.

My Sherry and Helena will still be with me until the 22nd. I love when they wake up in the morning. I'll say "Good morning, Sunshine!" and get two beautiful smiles that light my whole day. Sherry is a great mom and Helena is a happy baby.

I am so blessed to have such great children. It's not just me that thinks so...I hear it from others as well. I must have done something right....it just wasn't in the movement department last week.

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 12/16/2014 12:57AM

    They're great kids because you're a great mom :)

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RAESUN54 12/15/2014 8:05PM

    Sorry for your loss and all the struggles but its wonderful you have your kids there.
Holidays I think are for families.
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PREPAREMYTEMPLE 12/15/2014 1:46PM

    Sorry for your loss. Children and Grandchildren can be the best remedy when times are tough. Enjoy them now before they are no longer close in distance.

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CATTUTT 12/14/2014 9:01PM

    You have a good reason for having not gotten in as much activity. I hope you continue to enjoy your time with Sherry and Helena!

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YELLOW09RED 12/14/2014 5:06PM

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MISSM66 12/14/2014 4:38PM

    happy that you are enjoying your grand baby,and sorry about your Mother in Law will keep you in my prayers,this time of the year are very depressing for me,because my Mom pass away the day after Christmas 14 years ago,she is still in my heart, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 12/14/2014 4:11PM

    I am so glad you have such wonderful children. Some do not have children and some do have but the children expect their parents to take care of them.
You will get back on board.

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NPA4LOSS 12/14/2014 3:51PM

    You have done well my friend!

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BERGBA7 12/14/2014 2:57PM

    It is ok to slow down when there is too much emotional struggle to get through. Just don't stop and get back to it when ever you can. Enjoy your family and take care of you.
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SUBMOM2 12/14/2014 2:39PM

    I'm sorry about your mother-in-law. You and your family are in my prayers. Glad you are enjoying your kids and grandbaby. Take care!

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