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Somewhat better..

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Day three of work return and at the minimum, my groin muscles are not screaming at sonic level, but my back is not enjoying the being on my feet for four hours.
My boss just called and asked me what hours I would like to work next week,, I told her the same,, she then asked about the following week,,
Being the masochist that I am, I told her six hours a day for week three.. I need the money too badly to NOT work more,, three and a half months without pay is a struggle.
I am blessed that two of my friends and I have decided to stop exchanging Christmas gifts and just enjoy each other's company at a lunch or just visit. Mom wants nothing and cannot remember if she gets anything,, both sisters do not exchange gifts anymore, so that leaves DD and I and I still send my younger sister a gift card.

With over one quarter of my annual income gone, I have learned even more ways to tighten the purse string. God had also blessed us with only one snowfall so far, no sub-zero temps for November and so far this month..

We all are receiving challenges and it is everyone's job to help another person in need and pray for those who are the hardest to pray for.. I am going to work on this task...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/7/2011 3:01PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm shopping less this year. In the same boat as you.
Have a great day.

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NORASPAT 12/7/2011 12:46PM

    PICKIE I have a messed up computer. I hope you get this. I am happy it is a bit better today. HUGS Takr care Love you Pat in Maine. xoox emoticon emoticon

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Who beat me up when I was asleep?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

It is now day two of return to work. I cannot BELIEVE how sore I am! Remember that first canoe trip you took, paddling down the river for 25 miles? It was a beautiful day, rushing water, nature, sun, ahhh.. BAM!
Bambambambambambambam!!!! You just woke up the next day, and are afraid to look around for fear the intruders that beat you senseless in the night, could still be there loitering near your bed!!!!!!

When I left work yesterday, I went to the store for an hour, then pharmacy for a few minutes, then home to do five loads of laundry, up and down stairs, dishes, dinner.
I am still looking for the baseball bat that HAS to be hidden somewhere, after those darned intruders ran from the house!! I am in a world of hurt after, again, only four hours and nine minutes of work!
Today is vicodin day.. no laundry, cleaning, nothing,, just stretching,,, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 12/10/2011 5:27AM

    You poor thing! emoticonI hope you are feeling better soon! emoticon emoticon

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SHERRIE_BERRY 12/6/2011 6:23PM

    Get some rest. I'm sorry you feel so rough! emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/6/2011 1:45PM

    LINDA, I am so sorry you are back to work and back to more pain. I hope it will ease up with every day and you willbe b ack to your normal work days. Take care, Hugs Pat in Maine emoticon emoticonyou are hurting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 12/6/2011 12:11PM

    Oh, honey, I know exactly what you are talking about. We pay a price for everything we do and for things beyond our control - like weather changes. My saying about these vicodin days is, "If I find the driver of that semi who ran over me and left me to die, he is in BIG trouble!" Feel better.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/6/2011 11:51AM

    Oh boy! I'll ask K what the heck she did to you wen you were asleep.
I think you work too hard. Don't do any lifting at work you are no spring chicken. (runs)

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Holy old body, Batman!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 05, 2011

My first day back to work after exactly three months not being able to do anything... I cannot believe how sore my hips and legs are!! I only worked a half shift and I was watching the clock after two hours!!! Whew! This old body is feeling like the droopy clock in the famous painting!! You know which one.. Dali...
I stopped at Aldi's to get my Christmas supplies for cooking and baking, slid into Kroger's to pick up a Rx.. home to put it all away.. Now doing a few loads of laundry and balancing moms checkbook.

How can a person get so exhausted from a very easy morning of work, nothing near what I used to do.. half the work, actually...

All I need is a pair of suspenders and a housecoat:that is how I fell.. gone are the days of teddy's, bikini's, motorcycles, snowmobiles, swimming the Great Lakes and hiking.. for hours at a time!!
I think my mother could outrun me today, and she uses a walker and is 85 years old!!!!

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    It will take time but you will get there. I had to ease back into work after I broke my ankle. Like you, I was exhausted after only a couple hours. After I went back to work, it took me a couple weeks to be able to work a full 8 hours again.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/5/2011 6:52PM

    Like at said it will get better. practice, practice, practice..

Are youe ating the healthiest of foods? Watching your portion and exercising? It's kinda like training for a amrathon, huh? I'm sorry you are feeling msierable. Imagine how it would feel if you did an 8 hr. dday. I'd suggest soaking in a hot tub.

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NORASPAT 12/5/2011 4:17PM

    LINDA, it will get better day by day. You are probably using different muscles at work than you do at home.
I am sure it will be better soon, I hope so. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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lazy day yesterday

Sunday, December 04, 2011

My meds make me drowsy, plus I am rising earlier to adjust the bod to that 4 a.m. clock starting tomorrow. Slept in chair for a few hours, got up, wrote out all of my Christmas cards except two that I do not have the winter addys to put on the envelope.
One last day of freedom until next AUgust... back to the grind. HOpe my hand performs after all that pain and time off....

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:33AM

    You are very organised! I have no idea what to give my family for Christmas and I definitely havenít done any cards! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 12/4/2011 10:37PM

    My dd has her plans made about Christmas cards too. She took baby to Walmart for photos today and when they come back on Dec. 16, she will enclose them in of cards...cutting it close but for people without a a computer, it will be special.

You take care of yourself and be safe.

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NORASPAT 12/4/2011 10:16PM

    I hope your meds do not make you drowsy driving to work in the early mornings. Do be careful and ease in to the work if you possibly can.

Take it easy HUGS Pat in Maine,xoxo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSY994 12/4/2011 7:22AM

  what? You did your Christmas cards? I am beyond impressed. You are awesome, you're on top of things!

Sounds like you had an exhausted day yesterday, not a lazy day.

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Notice another

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Taking the time to notice another person's day, their mood.... maybe today I can do one thing to help or change somebody's mood or day to be better. I will try to be more aware and share something, whether it be time or talent, to help another person.. to be aware that I can make a difference in another person for better..

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:30AM

    That's a great idea!! emoticonThere are lots of people who need a bit of cheering up, it would really help lift their spirits! emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/3/2011 3:26PM

    Linda, that is definitely a positive part of spark. I am feeling so much more positive posting on peoples message boards these days. I like to encourage people but I do not want lots of friends to follow. I have the perfect number and when they want to friend me I thank them but I take my time in friending them. Some of them still correspond and I love it that way.
I just like talking and helping people who have situations I have been able to overcome and I am happy to share the positive outcomes for encouragement.
HUGS Linda you are special to me Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticonyou are emoticon emoticon

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