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About Memorial Day & My Rememberance

Monday, May 25, 2009

Here is a link about the history of Memorial Day:

www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

I personally did not have loved ones that died in the service, but did have a great uncle and grandfather that contracted some decease that later took them. My father served in the Navy during Viatnam, and as of recently, many young local lives have been lost in the last war...that still continues but not as widely publicized...To my family that has served...to the young lives throughout the years, whether i knew them or not...i stand, and honor you today. God bless those that have served and their families who had a son or daughter leave this earth way too early for our freedom.

  
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LINDA! 5/26/2009 3:13PM

    I love this blog! My DH was in the military and my dad as well. God Bless all of the men/'women who sacrifice their lives for our freedom.

Comment edited on: 5/26/2009 3:14:03 PM

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KALISWALKER 5/26/2009 1:09AM

    In Canada we pay tribute on Remembrance Day in Nov. Nice that you can have the long weekend.

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CAYANNEWOMAN 5/25/2009 1:38PM

    What a wonderful thoughtful post Kitty! God bless you and yours too. We all need it.

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NITAINMN 5/25/2009 1:24PM

    God bless every veteran and the one in service who bless us with sleep every night, freedom to do what we like, say what we like unless in some of the Muslim and third world countires. Thanks to the one currently in service for the sacrifises they do for us and the veterans who have done so and given up their life for us. Thanks for this blog JoDee:) emoticon emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 5/25/2009 12:43PM

    And God bless every child that has lost a parent. We can't express our thankfulness enough to the people who have served as our protectors. May God bless everyone of them today and always.

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Soooo Not Right

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ok..so today was suppose to be a normal, ok kinda day...i got sleep...and things were looking good at 3:30 this morning...then i went to take a shower...uh...nothing but cold...oh no... i knew exactly what it was...i...uh...have forgotten to pay the gas bill...ops. it's not that i don't have the money either...it's just that it cost $3.85 to pay over the phone...which is how i pay the majority of my bills...so i put the bill up to write a check...and the next month...i... yea...did the same...lol...so it's my own fault...but it sure didn't make matters better this morning when i wanted hot water...so i did a quick wash and figured worse comes to worse...i can boil water tonight (electric stove)... well, bite the bullet and count the $3.85 as payment for my ditziness, and call the gas company on my break at work...luckily i was smart enough to warn my boss...cause they said thanks, we will be out there anytime from right now until 11:59 tonight...i know my luck... they were going to be right around the corner and i would miss them...so i run into work, tell them the story and clock out...not too far down the road i get a call to say he would be there in 15 minutes...i'm 20 minutes away...if i'm not there...he'll leave and won't come back until tomorrow...and i can't get the day off...so i step on the gas...again...i know my luck and know he is going to get there early and leave...so i step on the gas a little more... within 10 minutes, i pull around the corner...and see him sitting out front...uhg... luckily he had not left...he was giving me 5 minutes...and then was going to leave... during this time i had called my landlord for the combination to the lock downstairs and called dd1 to tell her what was going on cause she had planned on just not going to school and coming over to my place...so he turns the gas back on, runs a test..and the furnace has a leak emoticon luckily he could turn on the water heater...but furnace could not be... luckily winter is over...and truly...thank God that the gas was turned off so he did come out to turn it back on and find it... scary emoticon i did take dd1 to lunch after that... and enjoyed her for awhile :)

so it goes without saying....normal just is never normal in kitty land :)

  
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NITAINMN 5/25/2009 1:21PM

    I agree - this is life and its not easy when you are a single Mom, unfortunately. If you had a partner in life, he would have reminded or would share in the work of paying bills, cleaning, cooking, etc. Hope God blesses you with a good man soon;-) betcha you didn't ask for this blessing but, I would bestow on you anyway....'cause I love ya! emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 5/22/2009 3:21PM

    Normal is so dang over rated. lol Glad you got the gas turned back on and even happier that he found the leak and it can be fixed before something worse happened! Hang in there, the week is almost over. Hugs.

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KALISWALKER 5/21/2009 1:56PM

    emoticon Kitty.

Good that the leak was discovered and did no harm to anyone. I hope you can relax a bit and enjoy the hot water.

Lynn

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WILDCARD1 5/21/2009 12:58PM

    Wow Kitty, never a dull day! Sorry that your gas got turned off, but like you said, maybe it was supposed to happen.

Have a good weekend!

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Soooo Not Right

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ok..so today was suppose to be a normal, ok kinda day...i got sleep...and things were looking good at 3:30 this morning...then i went to take a shower...uh...nothing but cold...oh no... i knew exactly what it was...i...uh...have forgotten to pay the gas bill...ops. it's not that i don't have the money either...it's just that it cost $3.85 to pay over the phone...which is how i pay the majority of my bills...so i put the bill up to write a check...and the next month...i... yea...did the same...lol...so it's my own fault...but it sure didn't make matters better this morning when i wanted hot water...so i did a quick wash and figured worse comes to worse...i can boil water tonight (electric stove)... well, bite the bullet and count the $3.85 as payment for my ditziness, and call the gas company on my break at work...luckily i was smart enough to warn my boss...cause they said thanks, we will be out there anytime from right now until 11:59 tonight...i know my luck... they were going to be right around the corner and i would miss them...so i run into work, tell them the story and clock out...not too far down the road i get a call to say he would be there in 15 minutes...i'm 20 minutes away...if i'm not there...he'll leave and won't come back until tomorrow...and i can't get the day off...so i step on the gas...again...i know my luck and know he is going to get there early and leave...so i step on the gas a little more... within 10 minutes, i pull around the corner...and see him sitting out front...uhg... luckily he had not left...he was giving me 5 minutes...and then was going to leave... during this time i had called my landlord for the combination to the lock downstairs and called dd1 to tell her what was going on cause she had planned on just not going to school and coming over to my place...so he turns the gas back on, runs a test..and the furnace has a leak emoticon luckily he could turn on the water heater...but furnace could not be... luckily winter is over...and truly...thank God that the gas was turned off so he did come out to turn it back on and find it... scary emoticon i did take dd1 to lunch after that... and enjoyed her for awhile :)

so it goes without saying....normal just is never normal in kitty land :)

  


Tired...But Making It

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First of all, i want to thank all my dear friends who are begging me to take care of myself and stop shouldering all the responsibility of everything...i am trying to do better about that... really...i am...lol. because i didn't eat near the calories i should have yesterday, i have been keeping an eye on my food today...trying not to go too under or too over...it really could go either way today... too little cause i'm too busy or too much cause i'm hungry from yesterday and too busy/too tired to choose correctly...i know this is my weakness, and why sleep has been top priority for me the last couple months... but i also know life happens, and that there will be times that i have to fight with my weakness now and then... i'm aware of it and am keeping a careful eye on it... my wonderful son did come to work with me last night and helped out...got me out of there a little earlier :) and he will be cooking dinner tonight...wohoo!!! both of them will also be carrying in the rest of the groceries when they get home...and dd2 will put them away...and hopefully come to work with me tonight so i can get out even earlier than last night... tomorrow she will be cooking the dinner and i will be doing a lot of resting...cause hopefully tonight will be the last of my split shift...if not...they won't be seeing me until later on in the day... i need more than 4 1/2 hrs sleep at night...and though i can survive this one time... i won't be doing too well come tomorrow if i have to do it all over again... though things like electric going out last night and me having to take time to reset clocks to make sure everyone, including me, gets up in time (i was afraid i would sleep through my cell phone alarm...lol) won't be happening again tonight... and if all else fails...i'll just sleep in an hour...but hoping it won't come to that...i so much enjoy my morning exercise time and time spent meditating...but i also know that those won't do me any good if i don't get a proper amount of sleep also...

hugs to all my spark friends :)

  
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NITAINMN 5/25/2009 1:37PM

    So relieved to see you have wonderful children Kitty! God bless and yes! please do take care of yourself. Get your sleep in and once the split shift is over, don't take it any more Kitty, please......focus on your health. I want to continue seeing that ticker going down. You have been doing terrific. Keep up the awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 5/22/2009 3:16PM

    You've got the right things going for you ... some help and the knowledge of things that are gonna bite you in the butt if you don't listen to your body. Hopefully you got more sleep. Hugs.

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MRS_HBE 5/19/2009 7:15PM

    I'm glad you're getting some help. We all need that from time to time and it's often so easy to slip into trying to do it all ourselves just because that's "easier" than asking others to help or accepting that others may do things differently. I still can't figure out my husband's logic to sorting clothes, but he hasn't ruined any and they end up clean, so I've had to accept that my way is not the only way!

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154BYAUG 5/19/2009 4:44PM

  Decent amount of sleep is SOOO Important to your health.
As the Nike commercials say about exercise, "Just do it", - you need to apply that to getting enough sleep too! emoticon
Nanc

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Rough Roads Ahead

Monday, May 18, 2009

Uhg...It's a good thing i planned ahead for the week...cause today and tomorrow i am working split shifts...meaning, my day still starts at 3:30am...by work by 6:30, but instead of lunch, i leave to do my thing until i leave for work at 4:30 and get home around 10pm...meaning bed at 11...if i'm lucky...needless to say...by wednesday...i'll be one whipped puppy :(

on the good news side though...i lost 1 lb...just hope i don't gain it back this week emoticon no sleep does that to me emoticon

  
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COWARDLYLION59 5/18/2009 5:37PM

    I would say so, hope you will get
some much needed rest after all
that and the week goes smoothly.

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MISSBEAR11 5/18/2009 2:52PM

    Congrats on the lost pound and good luck this week. Thats pretty long hours. Plan really good and you'll do ok. Hugs.

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LINDA! 5/18/2009 2:16PM

    So glad you lost the pound...you are doing great. UGH!!! The split shifts. I never worked them but they seem hard....hope your week is a good one.

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MARYBETH_OHIO 5/18/2009 1:13PM

    emoticonOn the 1 pound lost and I wish you luck with your week..
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Marybeth

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DBD398 5/18/2009 12:58PM

    Good luck! Being aware of your triggers is a great step.
Dawn

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