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The Best Of Intentions....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I had full intention of starting to write in my journal again last night. I used to be in the habit of writing in in almost every day. But, by the time I got home from work, went on my walk, and started looking at my mail and budget, the night got away from me. There sure are a lot of things I feel I need to write about. It always makes me feel a little better or at least lets me sort out my feelings and start making plans for a new and improved me. So, this morning, I penciled in a time when I will sit down and write.

One thing I need to write about is the emergency room episode with my mother. It sure got me thinking of everyone's mortality and what I really want to do with my life while I have age and health to my advantage. Another topic is definitely my financial situation. I can't stay where I am on the money I have coming in. Plans have got to be made and followed up on. So much to think about and so little time! I need to still work on streamlining my life.

  
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DORENC 7/29/2011 8:12AM

    I love journaling but never make time for it. I have definately got to pencil some time in for myself. It is such a great stress reliever.

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SLIMLILA 7/26/2011 10:08PM

    I was thinking the same thing, you are always saying you are scheduling - glad to hear you scheduled in journal writing.... I need to do the same...

As for the situation with your mom making you reflect and make decisions in your life, I think we all need a wake-up call.... Like I went in for my bloodwork yesterday and a few minutes ago (~8pm) I got a call from the dr office saying they want to see me tomorrow....some quick!!

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KAMAPERRY 7/26/2011 2:43PM

    I like that you made an appointment to do this for yourself!

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NPA4LOSS 7/26/2011 2:26PM

    We are all facing hard times right now. Best wishes for the future and the present.

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MPEACH87 7/26/2011 9:16AM

    Well, making sure to keep the journal is definitely a step in that direction! Hope you're doing okay! Keep your chin up!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/26/2011 8:44AM

    We can only do one day at a time! Go easy on yourself.

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A New Week Begins

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Monday morning - the beginning of a new week. Last week was not a good week for me: too much stress! At this point, I have the determination to make it a great week. I have my days loosely planned out. This is in hopes that I can feel like I accomplish something each day but still have time to relax and reflect. I want to start writing in my journal each day in hopes of sorting out my feelings and keeping my stress levels down. In addition, I hope that by journaling, I can define some new goals and give my life a new purpose and somethings to strive for and look forward to. I want to be able to look back at the month of August and really see some progress in myself: less stress, more confidence, more purpose in my life.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/26/2011 12:58AM

    Wonderful ideas, Patty. Great idea to be able to reflect on what you accomplished for the month, I should so do that!!! I am sure I really accomplish more than I can imagine.

How's your mom doing? Hope she is much improved.

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KAMAPERRY 7/25/2011 1:25PM

    Have a great one, and make it that way!

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NPA4LOSS 7/25/2011 11:43AM

    emoticon Hope you have a better week.

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MARLIZG 7/25/2011 11:32AM

    good luck--sounds like u have a plan

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PAMSDAZED 7/25/2011 10:19AM

    Sounds like a very nice way to start the week! Sounds like the best days are still to come! emoticon

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Long Day

Sunday, July 24, 2011

After spending the afternoon in the emergency room with my elderly mother who has a bad heart, we were told her symptoms were probably due to a virus or too high a dose of thyroid medicine. I'm glad she's okay, but I sure do hate waiting around for test results in a hospital.

  
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STARLIGHT22146 7/25/2011 9:31AM

    Glad she is ok!!

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MISSLISA1973 7/25/2011 7:21AM

    Thanks for the good news update.

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SLIMLILA 7/25/2011 12:23AM

    Hospitals certainly aren't my favorite place either....Glad your mom was ok...

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NPA4LOSS 7/24/2011 11:16PM

    Yes, I am not sure that it can be called an Emergency room when it takes so long.

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NACHOSMAMA 7/24/2011 6:50PM

    I'm sorry you had such a rough day. I hope things improve.

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Not a Good Day

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I had just gotten home from church when my brother called. My 80-year-old Mom with heart problems was taken to the hospital this morning. So, I'm off to go see what is going on. I don't have the best of feelings about this so any prayers would be greatly appreciated.

  
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DIDMIS 7/25/2011 10:44AM

    So sorry about your mom. We just agree together that God will touch her and all things work out good. You need some thumbs up days.
Irene

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LINDA! 7/24/2011 6:23PM

    Sending prayers!! emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 7/24/2011 2:30PM

    I'm sorry for what you are going through. My heart and prayers are with you. emoticon

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JACARRENO 7/24/2011 2:28PM

    I will definitely be praying for you and your family. Please keep us posted! emoticon

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HOPE24718 7/24/2011 1:00PM

    I will be praying for you and your family!

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Another Aha Moment

Friday, July 22, 2011

I sat thinking this morning as I drank my coffee and ate my breakfast. I think I can blame a bit of my anxiety on my new job. Not only is the commute a bit much at times, I've been thrown a lot of information in the last few days. I've taken notes, which should help. But I realize that I still have a lot to learn. The girl that should be training me has only been in the office once in the past two weeks - and that was after 5:00 when I had already left for the day. That leaves my boss muddling through trying to train me. Things should settle down the more I do things. Nothing like repetition to learn something!

I also know I need some tuning on my schedule before and after work. This should help with the stress and anxiety. I'm still wishing the commute was shorter and the pay and hours were longer. But I am getting one more day this week than I did last week. I just hope I do a well enough job for them to keep me and continue giving me more hours.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/23/2011 1:02AM

    That doesn't sound fair at all that your "mentor/trainer" has been in so little... All the best for you.... Relax and take care of yourself for the weekend..

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NPA4LOSS 7/22/2011 2:19PM

    Most of my full time jobs started out as part time. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/22/2011 9:58AM

    Tough way to learn an new job!

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SPACEYKP 7/22/2011 9:54AM

    I totally understand how you feel about having a long commute. I just put on some upbeat music and try not to think about it too much. I'm glad you've figured out what's causing the stress and anxiety though. Sounds like a lot of it is out of your control, so just take some deep breaths and just keep working hard and learning as much as you can!
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KAMAPERRY 7/22/2011 9:23AM

    Deep breaths, and alot of them. You can handle this.

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MPEACH87 7/22/2011 9:22AM

    Adjusting to a new job is always the worst, but once you get used to the schedule, it makes getting organized, and feeling less anxious, a LOT easier. emoticon

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FITMARY 7/22/2011 9:14AM

    It's not easy to learn new things, especially now in the fast-paced world! But you seem to be coping and that's impressive! Give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it!
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