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Busy Week Ahead - What do I do next week?

Monday, May 23, 2011

I have a very busy week this week. My to do list today is a mile long - a list of a lot of little things that need to be accomplished. Each one in itself won't take long. Adding them all up will take all day. The rest of the week has more than my share of activities.

Most of my activities this week revolve around helping my daughter. When I get done helping her, what will I do with myself? This is definitely a time of change for me. I'm nervous and a little scared.

I go from questioning whether or not I can make it to feeling like I can conquer it if I put my mind to it. Gotta find the middle ground. Gotta find activities that I want to try for the coming weeks. Staying busy, I think, will be a good way for me to handle the emotional changes. I am trying to psych myself up for this and this is the only thing that I have thought of so far.

  
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SLIMLILA 5/24/2011 4:10PM

    I understand.. I'm in the same boat. I was thinking of going to Curves today and focusing on making me healthier, but this stupid stomach flu that the g.kids have caught me too. That means I didn't get to my union meeting either, but she called and said to call tomorrow.

I guess I better not be helping with g.baby today, we don't need her getting sick. At least it didn't hit me till after I had my a.m. walk.

Remember to find something fun to do, not all work!

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STARLIGHT22146 5/24/2011 1:18PM

    Wishing you a happy week. I do find that when I am busy that I feel better, and handle emotions better too- good way to let off steam.

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NPA4LOSS 5/23/2011 4:23PM

    We will be here to help you with ideas when you get settled a little. emoticon

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FITMARY 5/23/2011 8:19AM

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You can meet the challenge! Good luck. Wishing you lots of strength and CALM!

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Weird Day

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I woke up really tired and groggy this morning and haven't completely shaken it yet. I know I didn't sleep the greatest, but I didn't think it was that bad. Don't know what's going on with that.

I am getting ready to go for a walk outside. It's the third gorgeous day in a row and I want to make the most of it. The lilacs in bloom really smell good and I enjoy the other fragrances in the air.

When I got home from church, I realized that my daughter had spent the morning packing up some stuff. She's getting ready to move fairly far away. I'm having a hard time with this. We've been apart before, and I know it's the right thing for her, but I'm really going to miss her.

Then there's the stress of not having a job to keep the bills up....I keep trying to keep the faith on this one. I have to leave it in God's hands. I've been trying like crazy and that's what I have to keep doing.

  
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NPA4LOSS 5/22/2011 11:26PM

    Watching your children going away is so hard. My son , who is the only one of my 4 close, is moving soon and I refuse to think about it because it just grabs at my heart. My thoughts are with you. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/22/2011 7:16PM

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SPWHITESTONE 5/22/2011 4:05PM

    I hope the walk was refreshing and cleared your mind. We need you to be as healthy as you can be!

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SLIMLILA 5/22/2011 3:05PM

    I know the Bible says God will not challenge above what we can handle, I guess he just wants us to see how strong we are before he steps in. Another saying I heard when I moved 5000 km for a job and was nervous, "Where God guides, God provides" and for sure that time he provided above and beyond. I pray God meets your needs and reminds you not to worry that he has it all in his hands...(good advice I need to remember too!)
God bless.

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The Day Started Well

Friday, May 20, 2011

I fell asleep early last night, so I woke up early. But I woke up fairly motivated today. I am really hoping this lasts all day. I've had so many un-motivated and slightly down days lately that I know I need a somewhat up day. I've heard that things go better for people with a positive attitude. I would like to prove to myself that this is true.

  
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FITMARY 5/20/2011 8:41AM

    Go for it!!!

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KAMAPERRY 5/20/2011 8:32AM

    Wonderful and I bet the sleep helped! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 5/20/2011 8:26AM

    I have found that it works. Turn the negatives into positives today! emoticon

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Still Plugging Away

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm getting more and more discouraged on the job front. But I know that I can't go into a job interview with a discouraged attitude. So, I'm trying to get creative on when and where I apply for a job. And I'm trying to stay busy to keep my mind off of the discouragement. Pretty soon I'm going to have to find more things to keep me busy!

  
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ANGIEINTRAINING 5/18/2011 9:05PM

    Keep your chin up. You will find your place. I will keep you in my thoughts!

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MOMMA48 5/18/2011 7:10PM

    emoticonStay positive, Patty, and things will come your way! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/18/2011 3:09PM

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NPA4LOSS 5/18/2011 9:49AM

    Try to keep a smile on your face emoticon and a song emoticon in your heart.

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Job Hunting is Dragging Me Down

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I've been putting so much effort into finding a job and I still have nothing to show for it. I try to stay somewhat positive about it. But it seems to be harder and harder every day to do so. I'm hanging onto the knot at the end of the rope but my arms sure are sore!

  
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UNIQUELY_BELLA 5/17/2011 11:36PM

    I am going through the exact same process -- I pray as often as I can that those that are laid off/looking for jobs find at least SOMETHING to make ends meet -- I wish you the best of luck! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 5/17/2011 11:32PM

    My son has been trying for months to find a new job closer to his fiance and where they want to settle. There is just so little available and so specialized. Luckily he has a job here but is anxious to get moving. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/17/2011 3:08PM

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MRE1956 5/17/2011 12:44PM

    BTDT - more times than I care to think about.....

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FYI - there's a "Laid Off But Staying Strong" SparkTeam you may want to check out.....

As HARTKITTY said, "hang in there"!

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HARTKITTY 5/17/2011 12:03PM

    My heart goes out to you. My partner is still struggling and so the family is kind of hanging on my salary which is not covering. So all I can say is hang in there God will come through in the end. emoticon

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