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Fun At The Lake After A Hard Week

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today, we decided to go to a concert at the lake. I love living this close to a lake...about 10 minutes away. Anyways... it's bees a real crazy week....i'm beyond exhausted...but i wanted to go see this band...it was a country/southern rock band...here is the gazebo where they played:



and the peace of the lake:



and it was really cool when the ducks came out to great the people:



yes..they got that close :) it was nice to just cut loose yet relaxed. they were an awesome band... here is a music video of one of the songs that the lead singer wrote, hope you enjoy :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWXhtDa94kQ

  
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WILDCARD1 7/30/2009 4:00PM

    The lake is beautiful! Glad you decided to go instead of staying home!

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LOSINGLINNDY 7/26/2009 1:41PM

    That was fun. I can see why you like the band and had such a good time. The lake is beautiful. Do you live in Ohio?

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LINDA! 7/25/2009 8:26AM

    Sounds like a wonderful way to end a work week!!

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MISSBEAR11 7/25/2009 12:24AM

    Sounds like you had a good day. Nice lake and great song!

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RHALES199 7/24/2009 11:41PM

    Glad you were able to enjoy some rlaxing time at a neat place listening to good music with your family!

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NITAINMN 7/24/2009 10:04PM

    Wow! That's quite an upbeat band that really plays well! We get more of the classical type of music at our local parks. Glad you got to enjoy this Kitty - you deserved this break after the rough few last weeks you have been thru! The lake looks so nice and relaxing too. emoticon

Go - Go!! That's you Hoochie cookie gal from the buck-eye state:) lol

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Thank God For Mommies

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This morning, son is still sick...fever low, but still there. Throat is killing him...time to take him to doctor...no doubts about that...but i don't have money nor time...uhg... so what does a girl do...call her mommy of course... poor woman...i wake her up at 8:30am...ask if she has money and time to take her dearest and favoritest grandson (he's the only grandson by the way...lol) to the doctors... she says sure... she takes him...uh...still not quite sure what is wrong with him...but he was prescribed antibiotics and steriods...so she drops him off and then drops off prescriptions for me to pick up on way home...so i am really thanking God for my mommy today....my son is thanking God for Grandma and his mommy who is spoiling him rotten cause he's sick...i'm almost thinking he is playing this sick act to get attention... but naw...i look at those poor pitiful eyes and know it's not an act....he is just so darn pitiful...i do hope whatever he does have, the meds will get him all better.

  
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KALISWALKER 7/17/2009 12:30AM

    It's great that your mom can help you out. I hope he's feeling better soon.

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WILDCARD1 7/16/2009 5:37PM

    Yup, mom's are great! I had to call mine this afternoon to see if she could babysit my kids tomorrow. My MIL was supposed to, but something came up at the last minute, and she cannot do it tomorrow. Of course my mom said yes.

Hope your son feels better soon!
Tomorrow is Friday!!!

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NITAINMN 7/16/2009 1:09AM

    Glad the doctor saw your son and was prescribed an antibiotic, but, Steroids??? Why? Gosh Kityy, why do the docs give steroids to the little ones? I would question it. Hope he does not get wired. Heres' praying for him that he gets well quickly. Thank god for your Mom!

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SCRAPPY_RN 7/15/2009 8:36PM

    I hope he is feeling better soon. I'm glad you were able to get some medicine for him. Whenever I take my girls in they tell me it's a virus and has to run it's course...

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MISSBEAR11 7/15/2009 5:50PM

    He will be all better soon with the meds. I remember the "pathetic" look. My kids still get it when they want something and then crack up laughing when they do it. We call it the "sad puppy" look. lol This past weekend when they were all home my daughter did it when she said, "wow, mom hasn't made me that special surprise spread dip for so long, do you think she still loves me?". It worked, I made it and put a big note on top. "Mom still loves you". lol

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This One's For Me

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I have always said, that most of the daily dare's i issue in my teams are also for myself... there are times i see a need within the teams for certain challenges, but other times...i need the challenge... today's...was just that occasion.... Today's dare is to find something to do to relax...even if for only a few minutes... yep...i need that... we all know about Friday...and then comes Saturday... ds had gone over to his fathers on Friday night... he had said earlier in the day he did not feel good, but then at the park he ate good and was doing alot of walking...so i gave it no thought...i get a call Saturday morning from ds..."Mom, i'm coming home. I'm throwing up" ok...so then his dad calls me... i'm bringing son home, he is running fever and throwing up...i ask if he can afford some ginger ale for him... he did get it and some ib profin... and luckily i had some peptomismol... by evening though, his fever spikes to a 103.7... he takes a lukewarm bath, and i all but drown him in ginger ale, water and gatorade... along with more ib profin and cold wet washclothes... he did manage to eat a popcicle also... his sister being wonderful in helping him out also... both of us up late, and through out the night keeping an eye on him... such a blessing... but needless to say...i am whipped...lol... so yea...i have to challenge myself today to do something relaxing...so...off i go to relax while he is resting and dd is at church.

  
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MISSBEAR11 7/13/2009 11:59PM

    I remember those days well. I hope you got some relaxing in and I hope your son is feeling back to normal. Hugs.

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KALISWALKER 7/13/2009 2:01PM

    I hope your relaxation revived you and your son is feeling better. Please take care of yourself.

Lynn

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NITAINMN 7/12/2009 4:43PM

    There always seems to be something happening in your home front JoDee!! Glad God gave you the strength to face it all with courage, smile and patience:) So thrilled you got a few minutes to take for yourself and relax!! Nice going girl. Hope your DS feel better soon - perhaps the stomach flu that is going around....do give him saltines first until he can hold it all in and then, toast. Well, you are a mom and know it all:)) hehehehe! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAYCEE77 7/12/2009 12:31PM

    I hope he feels better soon Kitty. There's nothing worse than a sick kid, no matter their age. Hope you have a restfull day too.

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Overwhelmed, Overstressed, and Just Plain Over

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Needless to say, my eating was off the charts, and my exercise almost non-existent. And that, too me, was the good news...that is how bad things got... I was late on rent, but did get that paid on Thursday...on Friday, the exhaustion started to take over... and i was on the grumpy side anyways...but i knew that work had been slow, so since i had worked over on Tuesday, that i would be able to leave early yesterday.... i would prefer the overtime, but also happy to start the weekend early...i just didn't know how badly i would need it until my day got started... so i stop into SP first thing in the morning, as i always do, and share my first morning coffee with my wonderful friends... i then remembered i had not done my devotions the day before...so instead of exercising, i spent extra time with God... and truly... it's a good thing i did... as you will see on how the day unfolded... went to work and from the moment i hit the door, i could just feel the black clouds over head... no, i am not a mind reader or fortune teller...but God has given me a sensitivity to things... so, not knowing what is going to unfold, i just go about my day, hoping this feeling i have is wrong... first the email...big boss coming into town TODAY...this morning...ok...last minute visit...can't be good... manager comes in and takes supervisors into office...behind closed doors...nope, this isn't good... sales reps come in...they never come in on a Friday...now i am just about into a full panic... though only within myself... and then it was our turn to be called into the office... deep breath...and the ball is dropped...the sales rep i had gone out with on Tuesday was let go due to economic reasons...at this point my head is spinning... what does that mean for the customer service reps...and i ask...he said that at this time, the office staff is stretched as is and that we are all needed where we are at... i have other questions that i don't dare ask...like why her and not the other one? so i talk to the other customer service rep, who's head is also now spinning... relieved that customer service won't be going anywhere but why her? So we talk about how we have to be careful what we say to the customers today, since this had not been officially announced yet... and even though we may not agree with the decision, we still have a business to tend to... more importantly now more than ever... so many thoughts right now... i trust the leaders of our company... i know they know what they are doing...and they don't make half hearted decisions... they hold out as long as they can hoping for the best, but also get proactive when it looks like it is needed... as is the case here... we all had been hoping that the economy would start to show improvement by now...but just from what are customers are doing and saying...this is not the case... yes, i knew the economy was bad...i would be an idiot not to know that...but now it's hitting close to home...something i did not or could not see coming...it's during all this that ex calls to say they are still taking the full amount out of his check for child support...so he can't help me out with money... i also have not seen this child support for over a month now.... and the only thing the child support agency can seem to tell me is that i will get it soon... paperwork and all...and just to be patient...yea...easy for them to say... let me hold up there checks for a couple weeks to a month and let's see how they like that... with talking to the ex...i'm also getting frustrated cause he tends to talk... and talk...and talk...now, if this was something new or whatever, fine... but he just repeats the same things over and over and over "I'm sorry you are not getting your money, I'm sorry I can't help, if i didn't pay you i would be arrested but they can do what they want" blah blah blah blah...lol... during this talk...the landlord calls for his check...and he is downstairs waiting...had he come up to the door and knocked, i could of put ex on hold...but since he did not, and i didn't get the message until after i was off the phone... he was gone... so i leave a message on his voice mail saying that i was sorry i did not get message sooner, but i was on the phone, and that i had mailed the rent yesterday after work...somewhere in all this mess, i did manage an hour nap...just don't ask me how i did that though...lol....cause i'm not even sure...i also at some point, took some food over to dd1's house cause they didn't have much food and her hubby's job isn't giving him much work, and her work has cut hours...dd2 and i visit with her for a couple minutes...long enough for the puppies to really throw my allergies into overdrive... we then decide we are definitely going to the park for their weekly free concert... it was our local symphony....kids were not impressed...but i was loving it... they started with the national anthem... nothing like really making one thankful...they then go into the armed services national anthems, where they play each anthem back to back... they announce which one it is and ask those that have served in that one, to please stand so that we can honor them.... i could not help it....i cried...to see those men and woman, of all ages, stand....to think they fought for us...our country... for our freedom... yea...life sucks right now...but wow...i'm still getting teary eyed and goose bumps just remembering it... they then went into a symphony meets gospel number...unusual but beautiful...it was then intermission...and by now...my allergies are into full fledged disaster...i am coughing and sniffling, my eyes are watering and getting swollen...and the fact i have itched them so much, i am surprise i have eye lids left... so we leave...so i didn't get to hear the 1812 overature that i was looking forward to...but i was happy i did get to see some of the concert...i want to take some allergy meds, but still debating if it's really all that bad...see...even the non drowsy knocks me for a loop... and i will be out cold for the next 24 hrs if i take it...so...which is better..to be awake and suffering.... or out cold and missing out on life??? uhg... frustrating... and though tempting... i mean..after a day like yesterday...i know i can't just skip a day in my life... and though things are bad...there are things that are sooo right.... i have a beautiful family...my kids are all healthy...at this point, i do have a job...i have my health... i can hear, and read and feel...i have my God... and a savior that died on the cross for my sins...i do have food in the pantry and refrigerator... i have a car that can get me to those free concerts...and my job...i have a roof over my head and a place to sleep... i have SP...and all my wonderful friends....

  
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MJA716 7/12/2009 2:06AM

    Sweetie, I'm so sorry you're having a hard time right now. Sending lots of hugs & positive energy your way. Take care.

Mary Jane

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LINDA! 7/11/2009 9:19PM

    So sorry, JoDee, that life is tough right now. You are in my thoughts. I really hope that the economy turns around. I hate to see so many nice, hard working people losing jobs and or worrying about losing them!! I really hope you get your child support payment soon.As you said, it is easy for the courts to say hang on or don't worry. When you have teenagers depending on your for food and a roof overhead, it is hard NOT to worry. I am glad that you have so much faith. Keep on keeping on, friend!! emoticon

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NITAINMN 7/11/2009 3:03PM

    Isn't it amazing sales people are the first to go when a company is in crisis, when they are needed the most for a company to survive or even come out of the crisis? Sorry, it turned out to be the one you went out with and befriended. Glad to hear you got your job Kitty and no customer service reps have beed laid off! sorry about all the financial issues, child support problem, etc. you are going thru. I love the fact that you count your blessings and move forward. Keep on keeping on with the positive attitude!!

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WILDCARD1 7/11/2009 12:14PM

    Kitty, I am so sorry to hear about your friend losing her job. When I first started reading this, I thought is was you. I am thankful that you still have your job, especially with everything that is going on in your life right now.

We have lost the contract on the account that I am on right now. We should have jobs until sometime next year, but I am going to start looking for a new account shortly. I cannot afford to be without a job, but if it happens, God will get us through it.

I hope that your allergies get better. I am sorry that you cannot take medicine for them. I take Allegra, and have no problems with it.

Try to have a good weekend.
Love and hugs!
Bobbi

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*MADHU* 7/11/2009 11:11AM

    Many emoticon JoDee

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Overwhelmed, Overstressed, and Just Plain Over

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Needless to say, my eating was off the charts, and my exercise almost non-existent. And that, too me, was the good news...that is how bad things got... I was late on rent, but did get that paid on Thursday...on Friday, the exhaustion started to take over... and i was on the grumpy side anyways...but i knew that work had been slow, so since i had worked over on Tuesday, that i would be able to leave early yesterday.... i would prefer the overtime, but also happy to start the weekend early...i just didn't know how badly i would need it until my day got started... so i stop into SP first thing in the morning, as i always do, and share my first morning coffee with my wonderful friends... i then remembered i had not done my devotions the day before...so instead of exercising, i spent extra time with God... and truly... it's a good thing i did... as you will see on how the day unfolded... went to work and from the moment i hit the door, i could just feel the black clouds over head... no, i am not a mind reader or fortune teller...but God has given me a sensitivity to things... so, not knowing what is going to unfold, i just go about my day, hoping this feeling i have is wrong... first the email...big boss coming into town TODAY...this morning...ok...last minute visit...can't be good... manager comes in and takes supervisors into office...behind closed doors...nope, this isn't good... sales reps come in...they never come in on a Friday...now i am just about into a full panic... though only within myself... and then it was our turn to be called into the office... deep breath...and the ball is dropped...the sales rep i had gone out with on Tuesday was let go due to economic reasons...at this point my head is spinning... what does that mean for the customer service reps...and i ask...he said that at this time, the office staff is stretched as is and that we are all needed where we are at... i have other questions that i don't dare ask...like why her and not the other one? so i talk to the other customer service rep, who's head is also now spinning... relieved that customer service won't be going anywhere but why her? So we talk about how we have to be careful what we say to the customers today, since this had not been officially announced yet... and even though we may not agree with the decision, we still have a business to tend to... more importantly now more than ever... so many thoughts right now... i trust the leaders of our company... i know they know what they are doing...and they don't make half hearted decisions... they hold out as long as they can hoping for the best, but also get proactive when it looks like it is needed... as is the case here... we all had been hoping that the economy would start to show improvement by now...but just from what are customers are doing and saying...this is not the case... yes, i knew the economy was bad...i would be an idiot not to know that...but now it's hitting close to home...something i did not or could not see coming...it's during all this that ex calls to say they are still taking the full amount out of his check for child support...so he can't help me out with money... i also have not seen this child support for over a month now.... and the only thing the child support agency can seem to tell me is that i will get it soon... paperwork and all...and just to be patient...yea...easy for them to say... let me hold up there checks for a couple weeks to a month and let's see how they like that... with talking to the ex...i'm also getting frustrated cause he tends to talk... and talk...and talk...now, if this was something new or whatever, fine... but he just repeats the same things over and over and over "I'm sorry you are not getting your money, I'm sorry I can't help, if i didn't pay you i would be arrested but they can do what they want" blah blah blah blah...lol... during this talk...the landlord calls for his check...and he is downstairs waiting...had he come up to the door and knocked, i could of put ex on hold...but since he did not, and i didn't get the message until after i was off the phone... he was gone... so i leave a message on his voice mail saying that i was sorry i did not get message sooner, but i was on the phone, and that i had mailed the rent yesterday after work...somewhere in all this mess, i did manage an hour nap...just don't ask me how i did that though...lol....cause i'm not even sure...i also at some point, took some food over to dd1's house cause they didn't have much food and her hubby's job isn't giving him much work, and her work has cut hours...dd2 and i visit with her for a couple minutes...long enough for the puppies to really throw my allergies into overdrive... we then decide we are definitely going to the park for their weekly free concert... it was our local symphony....kids were not impressed...but i was loving it... they started with the national anthem... nothing like really making one thankful...they then go into the armed services national anthems, where they play each anthem back to back... they announce which one it is and ask those that have served in that one, to please stand so that we can honor them.... i could not help it....i cried...to see those men and woman, of all ages, stand....to think they fought for us...our country... for our freedom... yea...life sucks right now...but wow...i'm still getting teary eyed and goose bumps just remembering it... they then went into a symphony meets gospel number...unusual but beautiful...it was then intermission...and by now...my allergies are into full fledged disaster...i am coughing and sniffling, my eyes are watering and getting swollen...and the fact i have itched them so much, i am surprise i have eye lids left... so we leave...so i didn't get to hear the 1812 overature that i was looking forward to...but i was happy i did get to see some of the concert...i want to take some allergy meds, but still debating if it's really all that bad...see...even the non drowsy knocks me for a loop... and i will be out cold for the next 24 hrs if i take it...so...which is better..to be awake and suffering.... or out cold and missing out on life??? uhg... frustrating... and though tempting... i mean..after a day like yesterday...i know i can't just skip a day in my life... and though things are bad...there are things that are sooo right.... i have a beautiful family...my kids are all healthy...at this point, i do have a job...i have my health... i can hear, and read and feel...i have my God... and a savior that died on the cross for my sins...i do have food in the pantry and refrigerator... i have a car that can get me to those free concerts...and my job...i have a roof over my head and a place to sleep... i have SP...and all my wonderful friends....

  
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EMMASMART 8/7/2009 1:00AM

    Hi, I see you've been away from your blog too. I hope that you are still so blessed. I pray that it is so.

Emma

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