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Snow, Snow: Go Away

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's been snowing like crazy all day! Thank goodness I only had to go to church, and the streets weren't too bad when I went. I am hoping there's not a lot of ice on the road in the morning on my way to work. I will definitely have to get up and out a little early.

I figure it's a good day to do a couple exercise videos. Then I'm going to use my indoor time to go through and organize some things around the house. My presents are wrapped, my house is decorate, and my cards are sent out. Why not start getting out the old in order to make room for the new? I always feel like this is the time of year that I want to start out fresh and organized.

  
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KAMAPERRY 12/13/2010 12:20PM

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DEEO12 12/12/2010 8:54PM

    This snow is crazy ....I too hope the roads don`t turn icy as It is suppose to this evening.



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CMRAND54 12/12/2010 6:56PM

    Love your plan. I've always had the same thought about cleaning out old things to make room for Christmas presents. I like to have the house as clean and organized as possible for New Years.

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MBSKIT 12/12/2010 6:05PM

    Sounds like a good plan. I did my cardio and nothing else today.

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GRACIE1232 12/12/2010 1:35PM

  Sounds like a good plan

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I Worry Too Much

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Instead of enjoying the day and putting all my efforts into what I want to and should be doing today, I'm already worrying about tomorrow. It is supposed to start raining tonight and turn to snow during the night. The prediction is for 3" of snow. I finally committed to being a greeter at church tomorrow morning, so I really feel I have to be there. I'm stressed about having to drive to church. Normally, it's a 20 minute driving 5 over the limit drive. I have no idea how much time to allow myself to make it there tonight.

It's been almost 14 years since I've had to drive in snowy weather, and I just don't feel very confident about my abilities. I'm sure I will get used to it quickly. I just have to get over this fear that I have. I think some of it has to do with knowing the drivers in the Detroit area really can drive crazy most times. And I think some of it is knowing that I can easily slip and fall in the snow and ice. After three back surgeries (two in the last year), I find that I am very paranoid about falling. I wonder how long it will take to overcome this.

  
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KAMAPERRY 12/13/2010 11:47AM

    Love the above advice.

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DEEO12 12/11/2010 12:04PM

    When you get in your car, stop and take a deep breath. Then just go slowly. I know easier said than done.

It took me 37 years old to finally drive at all! I still find at times I need to take that deep breath before I drive.

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CMWEST74 12/11/2010 10:44AM

  Don't be nervous! It's like riding a bike - once you start driving in the snow, you'll get your wits about it back. Just try to leave 10 minutes sooner than you planned to give you a buffer. BUT, you are going to church - I'm sure He would rather you get there safe than rush and end up in an accident.

I worry a lot too - my biggest problem is worrying I left the straightner or curling iron on and will burn my house down with the dog in it. I've learned to use Yoga breathing to calm myself and then think rationally about it. It really helps. Hang in there!

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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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CMRAND54 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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CMRAND54 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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