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A Little Better Today, But Not Much

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm not as down today as I was yesterday, but I'm still feeling some residual sadness. I'm still trying to stay busy. I'm planning my week out and realized that there's quite a few things on my calendar already, which is good. I know that if I stay busy, I won't concentrate so much on not having my daughters here with me.

It's a rainy day today, which never seems to help my spirits. But I did make it to church this morning and stopped at the grocery store on the way home. The church is having a formal tea fundraiser this coming Saturday. Another lady and I are in charge of the cookies that are served for dessert. So, I've got one batch already made and cooling off.

My daughter and son-in-law had gotten me a flat screen tv for Christmas and hooked it up. But they weren't able to hook the DVD player up to it for lack of some kind of wiring. We ran out of time, so we weren't able to go back to the store and get what was needed.

I don't watch too many movies, but I do throw in my walking and exercising DVDs in, especially in the winter when I can't go walking outside. So, a friend of mine is supposed to be on the way over with something that will work. I'm hoping so. The holidays are rough enough on the exercise and diet routine as it is.

Actually, I've always found that January and February are always hard for me to keep on track. I don't know if it's the "mammal hibernation" thing or what. So, needless to say, I want my DVD hooked up!

What really would be nice would be if Santa could bring me a job where I'm active. But, I guess I'm actually over the age limit that he brings gifts to. But, I'm still hopeful something will turn up for me in the new year. I'm counting on the fact that companies usually wait until the new year at this point in time to hire people. I'd be in Heaven if I could at least get something part time.

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SLIMLILA 11/27/2011 11:50PM

    Well, I am going to keep that idea in mind too, that the employers wait til January to hire... I think I am going to have to re-work my resume and take my teaching experience and maybe even some of my education off it. My dh keeps telling me I am over-qualified and that's why no one will hire me.. Something's gotta give.

if you don't get the DVD hooked up, you can still play your exercise DVD;s in the computer, can't you? I am technically challenged, so when things don't work, I get frustrated....hope you get it done... emoticon emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 11/27/2011 3:04PM

    Keep those positive thoughts. emoticon Christmas present! emoticon

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Trying to Stay Busy

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I thought that I would have my daughter for at least a couple hours this morning before she left for the airport. Come to find out, she had to be out of the house at 8:30 to make her noon flight. Bumming! Even my grandkitty is going around moping. I keep telling her to stop because it makes it harder on me.

I've been trying to stay busy. I've changed the sheets on the beds and am working on the laundry. The bathroom is cleaned and the refrigerator is more organized. I've got stuff to take to the dumpster, to return to my mom's and to take to a friend's. I've got to return the Christmas tree that I bought before we found a stand that would work with the old tree. So, keeping busy is helping me to not concentrate on the fact that Lulu and I no longer have our special company.

My youngest daughter called to check up on me. That part didn't help. I wanted her here with us in the worst way. BUT, they are both coming in April for their birthdays! YAY!!!!!! I will get them both together again.

My oldest was trying to talk my friend into taking me down to Alabama right after Christmas. That would be so cool if we could do that. It's only a couple weeks away now. It's been a year and a half since I left Alabama. And it would definitely help get me through the holidays by seeing at least one of my girls. Saying a little prayer on that one!

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SLIMLILA 11/27/2011 1:51AM

    that sure sounds like it would be nice for you to go on a road trip. Glad you had the family visit, but so sad when they leave....the good things always go by so fast, don't they? emoticon

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FITMARY 11/26/2011 3:02PM

    I'm lighting a candle for you. Hope you get your next holiday wish!

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MISSLISA1973 11/26/2011 1:36PM

    Looks like you have motivation to meet some health & fitness goals by April... show those girls what Momma ca do! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 11/26/2011 1:28PM

    I will keep that thought in my prayers. It will be good to be in a different environment for some R&R. emoticon

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Busy But Pleasant Day

Friday, November 25, 2011

I had a 9 am job interview followed by an appointment to deliver Avon, so I was up and at 'em early. My daughter and I went to the pharmacy to get some photos enlarged and ran to Kmart to get some frames and a new tree stand while they were being developed. She's having lunch with her dad and grandma right now. I really need to be running to the banks while this is happening. When my daughter and son in law get back, we're going to put my Christmas tree up. A friend called and wants to take us all to dinner.

The time always goes so quickly when she's here. I'm still looking for a way to make it stand still for awhile. At least with this visit, I know when she will be back up. So, when she leaves I can think about the positive and try not to let myself get too down that she's leaving.

I had such a hard time when we were all Skyping with my youngest at dinner last night. I was able to hold back the tears when talking to her, but they still came down right afterward. We're used to seeing each other this time of year if we are apart and she's the one I was living with from June of last year until June of this year. I love my babies too much, I guess. But, on the bright side, I know I will see both of my babies in April for their birthdays. I can't wait!

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GLASSART43 11/26/2011 10:39AM

    I remember the years when my son lived in Denmark and my daughter was on the East Coast. It was tough not to see them more than once a year - email helped but it was the 90's so the technology was not like it is now. Holidays were particularly difficult. After 7 years my son returned to Calif and my daughter decided to do her graduate work at Berkeley. emoticon

It's good to have a busy life and your April visit to look forward to.


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SLIMLILA 11/26/2011 1:26AM

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I'm Having a Wonderful Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I have my daughter to help me cook. I have both my daughter and son-in-law to help me get the house ready. The parade is on while we are finishing up. My family will be over later to spend a wonderful afternoon together watching football games, eating possibly too much, and teasing each other as we normally do. We will be watching the games on my new Christmas present from my daughter and son-in-law: a new flat screen TV! I was flabbergasted as we went yesterday to get it. I got to wash the dishes we dirtied in my new dishwasher - a gift from a friend. I've got a good life! Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and Happy Day to all others.

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SLIMLILA 11/26/2011 1:24AM

    Wow! Family visits and presents too... are you ever the lucky lady....

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MNABOY 11/24/2011 5:12PM

    Blessings are from heaven and we are thankful. Have a great day

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SAVANNAHZMOMMA1 11/24/2011 11:56AM

    You do have a swell life! I enjoyed reading about your lovely day!


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I may be MIA for a Couple Days

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My daughter made it in at about 11 pm last night. And I got drafted to have Thanksgiving dinner here. So, I know it will be hit and miss as far as getting on the site. For all the Americans out there, have a great Thanksgiving. For everyone else, have a great week.

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SLIMLILA 11/23/2011 11:23PM

    Glad they arrived safe and sound, Enjoy!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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SWEETANGO 11/23/2011 5:39PM

    Have wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! emoticon

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