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Feeling a Little Nostalgic Today

Sunday, April 01, 2012

It's my baby's birthday today and I didn't get a chance to spend it with her. I did get to talk to her and send emails back and forth, but it's not the same. I don't know where the years went. I remember her birth like it was yesterday. We've had so many good times together and she's grown into a lovely woman. I'm so proud of her. We've got plans to meet up with her sister and go to Chicago for a weekend. I can't wait to be with both of my babies again. It's been too long since we've gotten to do this. I know I won't want the weekend to end! Happy birthday to my Sherry baby.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 4/8/2012 11:00AM

    I can identify with you completely! It's hard to separate and live in different places.

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SLIMLILA 4/1/2012 11:36PM

    Is Sherry in Halifax? I will be there next week for a few days, wish it could be you!! emoticon

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My Schedule This Week

Friday, March 30, 2012

I started off this week by making a loose schedule and wanting to keep track of how much time I spent on each project I did. It's been a crazy week and I've had a couple unscheduled things thrown in there that threw me for a loop. But I have still managed to keep up with the time spent on things. I haven't done as well as I would have liked to, but I still managed to get a few things done each day that I intended on doing.

I am anxious to see if I can improve on this project next week. I realize that after the curves that life has thrown me this week that I need to work on my attitude in order to make some improvements. But, as with other things that have happened in my liife, I know that each day should be better than the day before, as long as I go into the day with the right attitude.

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BERGBA7 3/30/2012 4:59PM

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Have a good day with a positive attitude and no unplanned stressful events!

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GEEKSMEGGLY 3/30/2012 10:26AM

    emoticon Patty,

sounds like you are on the right track. Wishing you less stress today. emoticon

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Not a Good Morning

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My best friend has two of the most adorable dogs I have ever known. It was so easy for me to get very attached to them very quickly. I affectionately refer to the boy, Rocky, as my boyfriend. He started not feeling too good at night over the weekend. My friend took him into the vet on Monday and the vet couldn't really see anything wrong. I got a phone call last night. He was feeling worse and my friend had taken him in to the vet again. This time the diagnosis was a ruptured spleen. The vet talked about options that involved a lot of poking and prodding and money without talking much about a good prognosis. My friend brought Rocky home for one last night and did a lot of soul searching.

This morning we took him in to have him put down. I've been through this many times with my own pets through the years. It doesn't ever get any easier for me. It was so hard to let go, even knowing it was for the best. But, I am reminiscing already about the joy he brought into my life and know that somehow life will go on. I just need some time.

Meanwhile, I have to shift gears. I have an interview to go to this afternoon. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to come across confident and cheerful when I know I'm not. Go and give it my best shot for Rocky, knowing that I now have another guardian angel watching over me.

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SLIMLILA 3/28/2012 11:03PM

    Oh no!! I so dread the thought of losing my pets.

that;s right, put on a great show for Rocky!!! Good luck on the interview....

Please God, let this be that special job you have been holding just for Patty.... let her feel confident there and be comfortable in the work and with the money and benefits they offer as well. You have given her an abundant dose of patience and persistence, IN Jesus name,
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SLIMMINJENN 3/28/2012 9:13PM

    sorry about the loss of Rocky...losing a pet is never easy...i had to do this to my do last year...i took comfort in knowing she was in a better place and not hurting...hope your interview went well...

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Starting of my Schedule

Monday, March 26, 2012

I penciled in a schedule last night. Today, I'm starting to put down what I do and how much time I'm actually spending on doing it. I plan on taking a good look at it and the end of the week. I can then tweek it a little, keep track again next week, and again take a look at it. I figure two weeks will give me a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, how I'm doing, and if I'm wasting time on anything. My intentions are not to micro-manage things. My intentions are to fit in more of what I need and want to do. I'm looking forward to having somewhat of a report at the end of each week. I know things will come up that will have me rearranging things, but that is to be expected. I still want to make sure I get in some time for things that really matter to me right now.

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SLIMLILA 3/27/2012 12:42AM

    Can't remember when I had a normal week and could try to figure out where my time goes.... keep us posted,how you make out.. emoticon

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CORKY1303 3/26/2012 11:26PM

    I started doing that last week at work to see where I'm wasting time. (Don't tell anyone but Spark was a big time sucker! Ooops!) But I agree, its a great way to get a feel for things! Good luck on making your schedule work for you and finding a way to get it all done!

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MONKEYJO3 3/26/2012 9:53AM

    That is a great way to organize your time. Good for you!!!

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PAMRAM4 3/26/2012 8:49AM

  good idea and hope it works out well..

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VEUVEGIRL 3/26/2012 8:40AM

    Great idea!

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Another Shot at Scheduling

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I realized this morning that I get to re-think and re-do my schedule AGAIN. Today is the perfect day to do it. I am going to take into consideration the stuff I feel I need to do every day, such as job search, skill practice, and spend time on Avon along with my everyday household chores. There are things I want to do that I really want to schedule in: read more, visit with friends, spend time doing stuff just for me. It may take me a couple hours to get a flexible schedule set, but it's time to do it. I cam across a SP quote that seems quite fitting in remembering while doing this scheduling. "Never hide behind busy work. It takes just as much time to fail as it does to succeed." ~ Og Mandino. I want to succeed this time.

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SLIMLILA 3/25/2012 8:10PM

    Awesome quote....makes a lot of sense... and I think life would even make more sense if you could follow that idea. I did get up and make a list to do today, like my income tax, which I haven't even started cuz I was audited (for the 7th time) and I did provide them with what they needed, but then I had found out where I was living in the remote area, I was allowed to claim travel costs for medical etc. So, they agreed with that, but now I have to prove I made the trips... Fighting govt!!!!!!

And also it is very likely I will owe them big time this year since I worked over half the year at a good salary, and then got unemployment, so I could owe a lot of it back.... scarey thought...

I'm tired again, and I am so envious of you that you keep on going after all the challenges you go through.... emoticon emoticon

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GLASSART43 3/25/2012 11:55AM

    Since I retired last June I can't seem to maintain much of a regular schedule except on the 3 days a week I go to Zumba. Hmmm, now you have me reflecting on creating a plan to get more important things accomplished.

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KENTUCKYGIRL01 3/25/2012 9:21AM

    This is so true! I have that problem too. emoticon

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