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A Kitty Update

Saturday, November 08, 2008

It's been almost a month since i gave an update...ikes...where was i??? lol... ok, for a couple weeks, i was on those crazy hours at work...then i got sick....now.... in full motion of helping dd1 with a wedding and getting her stuff packed up... for almost 18 years, i have been raising her and training her for this day...the day she moves out... yet...i am sooooo not ready for this... to this point, i have stayed strong.... she is happy and that is all a mother can hope for her child... but it doesn't mean i have to like it either...nor does it mean i have to smile sweetly and take this new beginning sitting down... the first of the melt down was the final ordering of the wedding cake... then we had to go to the cake and candy shop to pick the bride and groom topping... though with tears in my eyes, i had to giggle when she picked the bride carrying the groom one...tehe...today...we start the room clean out... yea... i know i'm not staying strong for that one... don't even plan to...cause i know the tears will come... and we will move on... one day closer to a life she has been dreaming of...a life that will have it's pit falls... and a life i hope that i have prepared her well for... a new chapter in all our lives....

stay tuned...this is just the beginning of a whole other chapter :)

  
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EMMASMART 11/12/2008 10:45PM

    AWww. You mean she's not awful to make it easier on you? I thought all 18 year olds were awful so you see their going as a relief. I hope he's good enough for your little girl! And think of the space you will have! I know you will miss her, but she's going to be calling you all the time I'd wager.

Emma

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AMYIS200 11/12/2008 11:15AM

    Aww Kitty!! I know how much it hurts when your kids grow up and move away. It was hard when my son left, but then when my dd left for college, the empty nest syndrome was overwhelming. One thing I can say though, is that it takes a lot of time...but it does get better!

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DBD398 11/12/2008 11:03AM

    Kitty, I feel for you. There is a happy note to this and you can be sure you have done your best raising her. It is time her her to move on and you have approved thus far. I pray for a smooth transition for you.
Dawn

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LINDA! 11/8/2008 11:40PM

    I can relate. It hurts you to see her leave. But it is such an exciting time in her life. I wish for her a lifetime of happiness!! I know you have been a good teacher for her. That is all you can do and always be there when she wants to talk. She will appreciate you EVEN MORE now that she is leaving home. Enjoy the wedding and take tons of pictures. emoticon

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KYLIEMC8 11/8/2008 9:41PM

    I know!! There are no words..but you'll get through it! And just remember you're gaining a son! I know..that doesn't help either..Someday when the house is totally quiet and all the kids are gone to their own lives, you're sitting there, you'll remember this time in your life and smile and go.. emoticon...

I love my peace and quiet..I guess I got it earlier than most..I was in my early 30's, DS1 wanted to move from AZ back to IA to live with dad at 13..I couldn't stop him..then DS2 at 15 ..four years later..It was hard at first...

Try to enjoy just one less person in the house..she'll still be around..weren't you? ha!! Hugs! emoticon

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VELRENO 11/8/2008 4:59PM

    Have you heard the song by Billy Ray Cyrus and his dd, Miley Cyrus - "Ready, Set, Don't Go". Sounds so much like what you are going thru right now. ((HUGS))

Glad you are getting over the ikkies.

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WILDCARD1 11/8/2008 12:42PM

    awww Kitty, just reading this brought tears to my eyes. I am thinking of that day for my kids too, although it is a long, long way off, lol. They are 9 and 4. It will be hard, but like you said that is what you have been working towards for the last 18 years!

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MARTINIGAL413 11/8/2008 10:47AM

    Best of luck to you all during this time! What fun!!!

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FLYBABYC 11/8/2008 10:02AM

  JoDee... I thought I'd just lost you in a pile of e-mails!
Your post brings tears to my eyes again... We just attended a wedding last weekend, then I came home tearing up with visions of DS's wedding in my head... mind you, he's 19 and doesn't have a girlfriend right now... I was just projecting...
So, though I'm not there yet, I know it's coming. A mother may never be fully prepared for that!
Bless you, dear! What you're feeling is perfectly normal! I'll be thinking of you, and even offer up a prayer today!
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REDNECKFEMINIST 11/8/2008 7:56AM

    LMAO! Sounds like lots of fun, and that is the same topping I would likely pick!

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You Have To Laugh

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ok..all know my family as..well....silly...and sometimes the things that just happen end up being the funniest...now picture this... my brother...he's the "baby" and on his good days can be silly...on his not so good days...just plain scary... he's 5' 5" and about 250 lbs.... he's got the long hair, scraggly most of the time...including today... he's got the mustache and beard...and eyes that show every emotion in just one glance.... so...now that we have this pictured in our minds... my oldest niece...14...is "going out" with this boy from church... and to say her daddy is a little over protective would be a major understatement... and this poor boy does have the good sense to fear my brother... of course...when brother is being in an ornary mood..this isn't so good for the boy....lol.... so everyone is out back playing with the dogs and brother gets out of shower... mom and i are just sitting there talking... and he comes in like he's mad... that's it he yells... i want man soap and man shampoo....at this point we are just looking at him like he's nuts...so he goes again...i want man stuff... i am tired of taking a shower and coming out like a fruit basket...the soap is peachy...last week it was strawberry... the shampoo is..oh i have a choice of coconut or peach... i want man stuff... at this point...mom and i are about falling out of chairs in laughter... here this poor man is, in a house full of woman, along with all their womanly pretty smelling stuff... so he goes to look out the window where niece and b/f are standing together talking... now mind you...brother looks pretty scary at this point... and he pounds on the window and yells for them to separate... the boy jumps a mile back... the daughter rolls her eyes and yells daaaaadddddyyyyy... at which point my mom says, yea...pretty intimidating....as long as he don't come in and smell how fruity you smell... at which point...we all 3 about pee ourselves laughing...

yea..just another day with the family...lol

  
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PRALINEZ 10/27/2008 11:46PM

    Sounds like a 21st-century version of Father Know's Best (but smells like a fruit basket :). Dads who smell like a fruit basket don't inspire much fear and trepidation in their daughters' boyfriends, or so it seems! - Susan

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REDNECKFEMINIST 10/16/2008 1:24PM

    Great story, I buy the same shampoo for both kids, but different ones for me and for my husband.

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JAYCEE77 10/16/2008 9:36AM

    I have to buy separate soaps and shampoos for everyone in my house. That's 4 different shampoos and soaps!

Love your family stories Kitty.

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WILDCARD1 10/14/2008 10:09AM

    Yup, have to buy separate shampoo and soap for my hubby!

LOL, thanks for the story!!!

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SANDINB 10/13/2008 6:20PM

    Thanks for the laugh. emoticon
My DH likes to share my tresseme. He likes that it comes with a pump.

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TREPPILS 10/13/2008 4:22PM

    Get the poor guy some glycerine soap!

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MARTINIGAL413 10/13/2008 12:08PM

    emoticon That's great.

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EMMASMART 10/13/2008 1:35AM

    My husband uses the same peppermint soap I do.

Emma

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VELRENO 10/12/2008 11:27PM

    Oh, that is soooo funny. LMAO

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KYLIEMC8 10/12/2008 6:55PM

    You DO have THE best family stories ever!! I'm glad you've got time to be with them! Hugs, Kylie emoticon

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Just Breathe

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Today's Daily Reflection

If you know the art of breathing you have the strength, wisdom, and courage of ten tigers.

- Chinese adage

Breathing is one of the most overlooked aspects of good health. Oxygen is fuel for the brain and the body. Good, clean air boosts your physical and mental performance and helps lower stress. Whatever goal you're working for, proper breathing will help you reach it.

Kitty's note: this is so true...so easy...yet...i know i often forget to just breathe... things at work have been crazy...yea...nothing new...lol.... but as slow down...quite normal in trucking this time of year...i am being given some special projects to learn, do and complete in all of my kitty perfection...you know...that is a hard thing to live up to each day...uhg.... and today...and yesterday... i really needed to just breathe... and with today's reflection...i did...aaaahhhh...if feels great...and now...i'm ready to jump hurdles and stay in the game :)

  
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DBD398 10/22/2008 10:22AM

    Thanks for this blog. I really need to learn to breathe to destress. And I really need to destress.

Thanks Kitty,
Dawn

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EMMASMART 10/10/2008 12:39AM

    I just learnt a new trick. When I watch my breathing. I think about my lungs getting bigger and smaller. I am much more able to stick with it and it feels really great. I hear that 15 minutes of that will change your perspective completely. That's my first goal.

Emma

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KYLIEMC8 10/9/2008 9:35PM

    I REFLECTED TODAY..THAT INCLUDED BREATHING, WALKING, READING AND BEADING...OH AND LETS NOT FORGET NAPPING AND EXERCISING! emoticon

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WILDCARD1 10/9/2008 5:06PM

    Yup, I know when I slow down and take some deep breathes, I feel better, and feel more equipped to deal with the situation!

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About My Feel Good Class

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Many of you on the different teams have asked what this is and what i am learning. This is the first week of an 8 week series. My mom is teaching it...and what a wonderful teacher she is. A lot of what this program is about is stuff i have already learned here on SP. But we have a weekly meeting that helps us to gain support from those around us in a group setting. My dd2 has decided to do this also. She isn't overweight or underweight. She is actually right on..but she also see's the importance of watching what she eats and to exercise now...and not when it is too late...we also have one girl in there that needs to gain weight... the rest of us need to lose.

This week we are to pick our plan... which for me is easy... doing just what i have been doing here on SP...eating when hungry... watching the portions...and counting calories and fat content. the portion control is my big thing... i tend to eat not only when hungry...but after the hunger is gone...uhg... but in this class, we are learning to pray through those times...

we will also be set up with an accountability partner... dd2 and i have decided we want each other...that could be a good thing as we do live together and already have a close relationship... but it could be we are also too close... and thus...fall at the same times... so we will see what next week brings on that note...

  
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MARTINIGAL413 10/6/2008 9:14PM

    This is great, JoDee! Keep us posted on all the progress!!

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NITAINMN 10/6/2008 5:32PM

    wow! That is wonderful JoDee! I am sure you will bond even closer both with your Mom and daughter. sounds like an episode on Reba!! Have fun and I hope in 8 weeks you will be able to get rid of extra pounds, learn to eat healthy and stay inspired!! all the best:) emoticon

Keep us updated so we too can keep an eye on you to be honest;-) emoticon

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WILDCARD1 10/5/2008 10:58PM

    sounds like a great class!!! Have fun!

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ITSABOUTME2407 10/5/2008 5:07PM

    wow it sounds like a great class
I am just like u I eat all the time not just when hungry trying to retrain my brain !!!! have sure picked up some bad habits thats for sure good luck on your wt loss journey have a great week trish

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ITSABOUTME2407 10/5/2008 5:07PM

    wow it sounds like a great class
I am just like u I eat all the time not just when hungry trying to retrain my brain !!!! have sure picked up some bad habits thats for sure good luck on your wt loss journey have a great week trish

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KYLIEMC8 10/5/2008 10:51AM

    Excellent plan! I wish I had that support here in town! Maybe I should reel my sis in too..she seems to be losing on her own...but winter is coming in Iowa!! That's always good for gaining! GOOD FOR YOU!! emoticon

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Today Is DS's Bday

Friday, October 03, 2008

For the next 3 months, i will share a child a month with you. So that my friends can get to know each of my children. I will post about them the day they were born (yes, they all 3 picked the last 3 months of the year to be born...lol)

This month is my son. He was born 15 yrs ago today. I had been in the hospital for 2 months due to my water being broken. I couldn't even sit up as it might have cut off his oxygen. We knew he was a boy that first week i was hospitalized...he was never shy about showing his stuff...lol...being the baby of the family, he learned quickly that he didn't have to do much more than be cute to get whatever he wanted...the older sisters learned if the baby cries, the king must be served... crying only worked the first year..then it all fell unto his cuteness factor... now that he is older...that don't work either..so now it's his irritation factor... if he irritates the sisters enough...he gets his way...lol... but being such a character, he often gets them laughing right before they take the next step to kill him off...lol... when i blog about my family, it is this one you will probably most remember... he lives to entertain...he sings...he dances...and keeps us laughing even when we really just want to choke him... that is to include not just his sisters...but me... he is a huge Patriot's fan... out of all my kids...he is most like his father... but looks like both of us. He has been hospitalized twice...once cause his sister thought it would be good to give him some medicine...a whole bottles worth... it was ashtma medicine, and made him quite hyper...not good when the meds could of made his heart explode...uhg... it was a very long night..and his first lesson on never accepting anything his sister gave him without my approval first...lol... another time was cause his hands and feet kept turning blue... we all thought for sure he had a heart problem...thankfully he doesn't... he has Raynaud's syndrome. Basically... his hands and feet blush...lol... they are more sensitive to cold and heat than most peoples...but for the most part, he lives a normal life... and as he grows older, the sympoms aren't as bad...

This is my son in a nut shell...

  
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VELRENO 10/12/2008 11:32PM

    What a great blog. It is nice to 'meet' your ds. Thanks for sharing with us. I am the baby of the family too so I know some of the 'tricks'. :)

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LINDA! 10/5/2008 12:39AM

    Thank you for sharing....he sounds like a joy!!! Hope his birthday was happy. emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 10/4/2008 12:57PM

    What a fun idea, Kitty. Thanks for sharing!
emoticon~Liz

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EMMASMART 10/4/2008 1:03AM

    You are lucky to have a charming son. I'm jealous.

Emma

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MUDDER91 10/3/2008 7:58PM

    What a fun kid!
Jana

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WILDCARD1 10/3/2008 7:35PM

    Sounds as if you have your hands full with him!!!

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KYLIEMC8 10/3/2008 7:19PM

    He sounds like my boys were at that age! Wonderful! I'll tell you if he's a ham now he'll be one the rest of his life! Both of mine still are..and J will be 34..my baby this week..Congrats mom..it's a funny boy!! emoticon emoticon

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