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Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I have a sister who won't be in town on Thanksgiving. So, she decided to have it early at her house today. It will be nice to just spend time with the family and it will also be nice to celebrate "thanks" twice. It's been a rough couple of years for me, but I am very grateful that I made it through. I have so much to be thankful for.

  
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TESHIE4ME 11/8/2010 7:19AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!
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CARRAND 11/7/2010 4:56PM

    We all have things to be thankful for, and need to remember that. I hope you had a wonderful time with your sister.

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KAMAPERRY 11/7/2010 4:48PM

    Wonderful post. Keep up the awesome work.

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NPA4LOSS 11/7/2010 1:47PM

    You have come so far in your positive attitude. I am emoticon for a positive year ahead for you. I am so proud of all that you have accomplished and know that emoticon

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SPARKLETHYME 11/7/2010 1:42PM

    I love your post because it focuses on the THANKS in Thanksgiving, instead of worries about food. Thanksgiving does bring food temptation but you're right--we should remember that it's truly about gratitude and appreciation.
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Eventful Day

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I went to church this morning. Three of the members became priests and another member became a deacon. This was the first time that I had been to a ceremony of this nature and I really enjoyed it. The reception was beautiful and joyous.

Afterward, I stopped at two arts and crafts sales at local churches. They put me into the Christmas spirit a little. Of all the items for sale, I ended up buying Christmas kitchen towels for the girls and a stocking for the grandkitty. I couldn't resist it. Now to find toys to fill it for Lulu. Well, there's no babies around anymore, so I might as well buy toys for someone!

Now I just need to get busy and clean the house and wrap some of the presents that I do have!

  
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TESHIE4ME 11/8/2010 7:21AM

    What a great way to get into the spirit. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable day - you deserve it!!!

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KAMAPERRY 11/7/2010 4:58PM

    Awesome day!

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CARRAND 11/6/2010 7:50PM

    It's hard to believe it's time for Christmas shopping already. I've got my cards bought, but that's about it.

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SONGOFJOY27 11/6/2010 5:12PM

    Sounds like a beautiful, fun day! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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NPA4LOSS 11/6/2010 4:51PM

    What a fun and interesting day for you! Christmas is much to close. The weather is beautiful and I am enjoying having the windows open. Enjoy wrapping and shopping. emoticon

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I'm Not Ready

Thursday, November 04, 2010

It's cold and raining outside. The weathermen are even talking about a few snow flakes mixed in with the rain tonight. My back is telling me that it doesn't like the cold. I am definitely not ready for another Michigan winter. But, I guess the weather is ready for cold even if I'm not.

  
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STARLIGHT22146 11/7/2010 4:44PM

    Didn't realize you were in MI too! :) At least they say this week is supposed to be decent!

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TESHIE4ME 11/5/2010 10:05AM

    I'm the opposite. I always felt that way when I lived in Minnesota. I moved to North Carolina in July and now I can't help but think about how much I'm going to miss it!! Hang in there.
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CHICHISUE 11/4/2010 10:12PM

    I'm not ready either! Hoping we get one more "warm-ish" spell before we head into the "deep freeze". Gotta love the "mitten-state".

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NPA4LOSS 11/4/2010 9:59PM

    Freeze warning here tonight but back to the 70's for the weekend!

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CARRAND 11/4/2010 8:51PM

    It was cold and damp here today. Winter's coming, definitely. I hate to be cold, so I complain about it all winter long. And our winter's are nothing compared to yours.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/4/2010 8:43PM

    that's why I live in Georgia....not really, live here because of my husband's job and mine, but it is a nice side effect! They hear the word "snow" here and everything goes crazy!

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TYEASLEY 11/4/2010 8:41PM

    I'm not ready for the cold. I'm a spring, fall weather person. Brrr. I have to find my long johns , wool socks and my electric blanket. Remember to sat your clock back Saturday. emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 11/4/2010 7:25PM

    I'm so with you there! I live in NE Wisconsin. I've been hearing the wind blow all day long - I'm chilly just listening to it. Time for the fuzzy socks and the layers!
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KAMAPERRY 11/4/2010 6:36PM

    Brrrrrrrrrrr. BIG reason I live in Arizona, I am a wuss and get cold too easy!

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DONNABRIGHT 11/4/2010 6:20PM

    We're back in FL and I'm not ready to be back in the heat, either!

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Today's the Start-Over

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I have decided to declare today my official start-over day. I am going to do everything to get myself healthy and where I want to be with renewed vigor. I want to learn and do new things. I don't want to go back to the person I was six months ago and I figure this is as good a way of doing that as anything else.

  
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NPA4LOSS 11/4/2010 10:11PM

    Sound's like a plan!

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183WANTS2B140 11/4/2010 7:21AM

    Me too. I am going to have to start off slowly but I am going to start with what I eat and then go from there. Together with Sparkpeople, we can do this. emoticon

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TYEASLEY 11/3/2010 10:23PM

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DEEO12 11/3/2010 8:11PM

    emoticonGlad you are joining us full force!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/3/2010 3:16PM

    Live and learn!
Lifestyle change = one good decision at a time! A day at a time

Oh and keep everything realistic! Mini goals

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BOOTYLISCIOUS3 11/3/2010 7:03AM

    you can do it!

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TESHIE4ME 11/3/2010 6:51AM

    Cheers to new beginnings!!!
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Stress Level is Going Up

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

My job should be coming to an end soon. The supervisors seem to be running out of work for us to do. Then, I had a lunch appointment with a lawyer about getting a divorce. It's going to cost a whole lot more than I anticipated and I still have no guarantee that I will get any money out of my husband for me to start over. I just feel a little numb right now and know that I have a bit of decision-making to do.

  
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TESHIE4ME 11/3/2010 7:12AM

    I am so sorry. I know you are going through a very difficult time right now. I also know the future holds great things for you.

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CARRAND 11/2/2010 9:03PM

    I'm so sorry. You have a lot to deal with right now. I pray things get better for you.

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SLIMMINJENN 11/2/2010 8:45PM

    I am sorry you are going through all of this..hope things start going better for you soon...

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NPA4LOSS 11/2/2010 8:45PM

    emoticon My thoughts and emoticon are with you.

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KAMAPERRY 11/2/2010 6:06PM

    I'm sorry. That is never easy. I will be praying for you. emoticon

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