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Passed the First Test

Friday, December 10, 2010

I made it to work okay this morning despite it being the first time driving in snow in 14 years. By lunch, enough of it had melted that I was able to go for my lunchtime walk without a hitch. The next test is Saturday night onto Sunday morning. It will start out raining and turn to snow. Then, we'll have a few days of bitter cold. Yippee!

  
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CARRAND 12/10/2010 10:32PM

    I thought I heard something on the radio about sleet and freezing rain here Saturday night into Sunday. I'd rather have snow! We need to run some errands tomorrow and get haircuts, then plan to stay in on Sunday.

I'm glad you were able to get around OK in the snow.

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DEEO12 12/10/2010 7:25PM

    Be careful walking and driving in that kind of weather as it will be icy.

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The Dreaded First Snow

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I haven't been in a Michigan winter in 13 years. The weatherman is calling for one to two inches of snow right at rush hour tomorrow morning. I am already in knots thinking about having to drive in it!

  
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KAMAPERRY 12/10/2010 10:46AM

    Stay safe and warm!

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PUDLECRAZY 12/9/2010 6:51PM

    Just drive carefully and defensively. No fast turns or stops. I always worry more about 'the other guy' in the snow and leave as much distance as I can between me and the next driver.

Stay safe, my friend!

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Disappointment and Joy

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Christmas party was a bit of a disappointment. It was a combination Avon meeting/Christmas party. There were a couple of women who brought their three-year-old ish unruly children. The rest of us couldn't always hear what was being said at the meeting and we couldn't really hold conversations at the party. And forget about getting up for anything! The kids were running around the hall the whole time. I did get a couple nice gifts out of it, so that part was good.

The joy came today. As much as I often wish for a different job, I found out that my temporary job has been extended through the new year. I really need to make and save as much money as I can while I can at this job. With the economy, who knows when I will be able to find another one.

  
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FRACTALMYTH 12/9/2010 5:22PM

    LOL... I can't help feeling sorry for the women with their unruly toddlers. I am sure they would have loved to sit and talk peacefully and enjoy the party too... Great news about the job!

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KAMAPERRY 12/9/2010 10:08AM

    emoticon Sorry the party was bad, but yay for the extended job!

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FITMARY 12/8/2010 9:25PM

    Congratulations on the good news with your job! May the New Year bring even more blessings!

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SONGOFJOY27 12/8/2010 8:37PM

    Great news on the job extension! I know you've resigned yourself to being done there any day now ... Enjoy the employment!

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CARRAND 12/8/2010 8:31PM

    Congratulations on the job extension. I know you're glad to still be employed.

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MAR-TISH-A 12/8/2010 5:46PM

    Congratulations on the job!!

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DISTAN 12/8/2010 5:40PM

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First Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tonight is my first Christmas Party. I've watch what I have eaten today and exercised more. So, I'm on my way and determined to be good and have fun.

  
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DEEO12 12/8/2010 5:32PM

    emoticon emoticonHave a blast!!! Enjoy yourself!

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KAMAPERRY 12/8/2010 9:42AM

    Have fun and good luck!

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NPA4LOSS 12/7/2010 5:49PM

    emoticon Enjoy yourself and have a great time. emoticon

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Despite the Cold...

Monday, December 06, 2010

I woke up to a blustery day with a temperature in the 20's, a wind chill in the lower teens, and snowflakes blowing around. I really thought about not taking my walk at lunch. But, I know I need a break from sitting in the office. And I know it would be even colder when I got out of work. So, I was a good girl and took that walk. I was definitely cold when I got back, but I warmed up quickly and felt ready to get back to work. It did me good. I have decided, though, that I am taking a scarf tomorrow since the weatherman said it will be a little colder.

  
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JAMESCHIC7 12/9/2010 7:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWay to go taking your walk despite the cold keep up the good work!

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KAMAPERRY 12/7/2010 12:16PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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KKP4673 12/7/2010 1:10AM

    Good for you!! Way to go and way to keep working on getting healthy!! You can do this!!

(You might want to look on Craig's List for a free treadmill, though!) emoticon

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KKP4673 12/7/2010 1:10AM

    Good for you!! Way to go and way to keep working on getting healthy!! You can do this!!

(You might want to look on Craig's List for a free treadmill, though!) emoticon

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KKP4673 12/7/2010 1:09AM

    Good for you!! Way to go and way to keep working on getting healthy!! You can do this!!

(You might want to look on Craig's List for a free treadmill, though!) emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 12/6/2010 9:26PM

    emoticon How inspiring you are!

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CARRAND 12/6/2010 8:29PM

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I'm impressed that you walked at lunch in the cold!

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DEEO12 12/6/2010 6:44PM

    emoticon!!! You didn't let the weather get in the way of reaching your goals! emoticon

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KELLSOUTH 12/6/2010 5:51PM

    In the 20's and you still went walking?? You deserve a medal!

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I've excused myself from walking because it was low 50's outside. Of course, that speaks to my lack of willpower. lol

You've inspired me to bring a scarf or earmuffs to work. No more excuses!

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