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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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What strategies do you use to prevent plateaus?

Monday, July 06, 2009

Hhhmmm....it seems i hit one every other week...lol...but i also come out of it quickly...and i think it's because when i go a week without losing, i change things up...throw in a couple of extra exercises, eat differently...drink more water... i even went a day where i ate what i wanted...then right back to eating right...it worked...it got things moving in the right direction.

  
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BALDYJOHN 7/7/2009 7:21AM

  Way to go.....keep up the great work and keep smiling
John

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NITAINMN 7/6/2009 5:05PM

    I do the same - roatate my calories intake by eating more one day and normal once more- confuse the body!!! Works for me:) I do eat extra calories once a week and lower the next day or so....just listening to my body! emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 7/6/2009 4:17PM

    When I hit my plateau I tried exercising more... didn't work. I finally took a week and upped my calories and that worked. I was eating 1200 calories a day ... the low end of the range I'm suppose to eat in ... and I guess it wasn't enough. Some people have to lower their fat grams to lose. Some people have to eat more protein to lose. I know I have done the calorie cycling thing for a week here and there and it works. Changing things up when your body is use to a certain things really does seem to work.

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Crazy Day

Friday, June 26, 2009

I took today off work...a couple reasons...we are very slow, so may as well take the time off now...wanted to spend time with kids...and i wanted to get my house clean...i mean really clean... and...i just wanted some me time...and get back into center with me... i got up about 6:30ish...which sad to say, is sleeping in for me. I had started cleaning the living room yesterday, along with piles of dishes...oiy, what teenagers can do...lol. dd2 left for a trip to WV with her fiancee and future brother in law...along with his kids. but before leaving, we were able to have breakfast together. dd1 called to tell me not to forget her, and oh by the way, she is getting out of school early, so can i pick her up then...sure....no problem...except for the fact i got so wrapped up in my cleaning that i totally forgot emoticon i have never forgotten my babies before....never...and in fact...i had gotten all over then boyfriends case for doing that exact thing....how could i forget my baby emoticon i stopped at mcdonald's and got her a sweet tea (she just loves these things) to hopefully make up for it...with lots of "I'm sorry's" by then it is nearing dinner time, and i had forgotten that also... i could of grabbed something out of the freezer, but really just wanted to go in somewhere where it is air conditioned (we don't have ours put in yet), so i pick up ds and go to mcdonald's....i will admit...i did not chose wisely...but i was so wanting a fish sandwich and fries... we sat and ate and talked some....then headed home... after recording my food, i realize that, hey, it fit.... it's not like i do it every day...and i stayed within all my limits...wohoo!!!! so....my house is clean...my eating has been right on... now it's time for me time...i take my bubble bath...read a couple pages of book, but all i really wanted to do was play with the bubbles...so...i did...lol.... washed up, shaved legs and put on my favorite night gown...then decided to do my nails...and happy i did :) now i just sitting and chillin. some where in all that, i did fit in a few games of solitaire :) so all in all.... i would say i did exactly what i planned to do today...get back into center with myself...

though...i still feel awful about forgetting my dd1 :(

  
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NITAINMN 7/3/2009 5:42AM

    I have just one question for you - no walmart trip? hahahaha! glad your daughter forgave you, kitty! So happy you were able to re-charge your batteries. emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 7/1/2009 2:17AM

    I'm glad you got centered and all but did you get to Walmart to get new undies? lol I'm sure you daughter understood and the Macdonalds would of surely made it up if it was me you forgot. lol Years and years ago, my cousin went grocery shopping. We live in a small town. She had 3 kids, one was 4, one was 2 and one was a newborn. She had the baby in the cart and the other 2 were being particularly bad that day. She put the groceries on the counter, pushed the cart with the baby in it under the stand thing to where it comes right behind the counter so the cashier can put the groceries in it to take them outside. She had only picked up a few things so they put them in a bag, she paid and all she could think of was to "get those 2 brats out of the store". So she took her groceries and her 2 older fighting kids and went to her truck, buckled them in, all the while giving them heck for being so bad in the store. She drove home, unbuckled them and turned to the baby and it wasnt there!!! She left him in the cart at the store. lol When she went back one of the cashiers was rocking the cart and waiting for her. That baby is now 22 and hes just fine. See... its not the end of the world. It would of been if it was a huge city but in our little town everyone knows everyone. She never ever forgot him again ... she felt so darned bad for too darned long. Stuff happens .... and sometimes the stuff that happens isn't great but we all make mistakes. I hope you have a great week. Hugs.

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WILDCARD1 6/27/2009 3:32PM

    Kitty, I am sure that your daughter forgives you. (The tea surely helped, LOL). I know when I get involved in cleaning, I don't want to stop, I mean, I am on a roll, and want to get it done. I know that I have forgotten to make the kids lunch while I was cleaning, and until they come to me and let me know that they are hungry, I am happy to just keep getting it done.

I am glad that you took some me time. You are so busy and do so much for others that you deserve it.

Have a great weekend!

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CHRISTINAJEAN1 6/26/2009 9:37PM

    I wouldn't be too hard on yourself for forgetting your daughter. It is a good thing you took some me time for yourself. That is very important.

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KALISWALKER 6/26/2009 9:21PM

    I am sure dd1 will forgive you. It's sounds like you had a good day to refresh yourself. Enjoy yourself!

Lynn

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