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When You Want Change-Things Go Crazy

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's been a long couple weeks. To say the least.... i came to the point in my life where things have just got to change. I wanted to start living again...start just being.... so... i get back in church...and...i get sick...my allergies are at such an all time high at this point, i can barely even work...i wanted to start dating again...first few dates...yea...and why did i want to date again?? lol.... i wanted a cleaner home...more organized...ok...if allergies weren't stopping me... then just life in general is...lol... i wanted to get back to losing weight....again...allergies... and darn if there isn't food everywhere and no time to work it off...right?? who's with me thus far...lol.... wanted to get my finances in order....and... what could go wrong...did...doctor bills....medicine.... gas to get to doctors and drug store... everything...just costing more than i have.... why is it when you want to make change in your life, that is the area in your life that goes absolutely crazy??? ok... so in this soap opera "As This Kitty's World Turns" i'm getting ready for work...i'm running ahead of schedule...who, from having coffee with me on Monday, remembers this beginning... well... this morning....i wasn't letting anything stop me or get in my way...i was moving...and grooving...i was getting it all done...and in record time.... my dd2 is about ready to leave also (and yep, early at that) and it happens...i just poured my coffee to go and put it on the counter to put the lid on the travel cup...except...i didn't really put it on the counter...it falls straight to the floor... and i do mean straight up....coffee flies up into my hair, face, all over my clothes....all over the floor...even the ceiling got it... at this point...i laugh...i cry... i laugh some more....dd2 is still trying to get out of me what happened...and then she see's me...all covered in coffee...and laughing....and crying... at this point, i really could just crawl under the covers...call it a day...call it a week...and be done with it...but really...does that sound like me...naw...so i go get some cold water to cool down my face and chest..and arms...and then go change...thank God for dd2...she just jumps in and cleans the floor...the ceiling...well...just don't look up...lol. oh...and if things weren't crazy enough...i have no hot water... it's been off since yesterday...cold showers are great...lol...but you know...life's that way...

i got this in an email today...again...i laugh...

"Life is short, break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and always keep smiling.

Maybe life is not the party that we were expecting, but in the mean time, we're here and we can still dance....." Growing old is not for whimps.....Jock Smith & Bette Davis

  
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EMMASMART 9/19/2009 8:31PM

    Caffiene works so much better in the body than on it... It's completely ineffective on the ceiling.

If you get allergies from cleaning. It's not the products you are using is it? Amonia, soap, lemon juice, orange oil, in various combination will clean anything and aren't so irritating.

Get well, and slooooow down. Coffee disasters are symptoms of people who are over-super-unimaginable-multi-plus-
tasking...

Emma

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ZELDAPLIFF 9/18/2009 3:57PM

    I laughed and cried just reading this. We've all been there. For all your thread postings and team leading I never would have guessed your life is less than perfect....

but a perfect life is imperfection in itself. Time heals all wounds & vice versa. Dating again? Now that's something I'm not even willing to try! So kudos for bravery, kudos for even going to work.

Hugs hugs hugs and the belief that in a few short months, for whatever reason, you will not believe how far you've come from this low feeling!



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DEB2448 9/18/2009 3:45PM

    I hope things got better for you.

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EDWARDS1411 9/18/2009 10:39AM

    I agree with MissBear - you got to take the bad to appreciate the good. I swear you could write a book, "Kitty's Foibles" LOL! Luv your quote "Growing old is not for whimps" - sooo, sooooo true!!! Yup you might as well dance!!! Have a great day!

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STRAWBERRYLASS 9/18/2009 2:13AM

    I can totally relate to what you are saying. I have always found that too then as soon as I get focused and ready to improve my health or whatever, something always happens to sabotage it. I even thought at one point that I was doing it sub-consciously. But, it makes me feel a little better to hear others having the same issues. And together with support and a strong focus we can push passed the obstacles. You can do it! Just keep BELIEVING it will happen.

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 9/17/2009 10:49PM

    At least your coffee mess story made me laugh!!! You poor thing!! If I could reach thru the internet, I would so reach thru and give you a big hug and then join you in laughing at the day/week/month/.....!! (I figure laughing is better for the soul than crying!!)

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JAYCEE77 9/17/2009 8:59PM

    Sometimes you just gotta laugh at yourself and roll with the punchs. Sounds like a crappy day to me but there is always a silver lining if you look hard enough. I really hope that things get better for you.

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NITAINMN 9/17/2009 8:10PM

    whoa!!! This happened to me a couple of times when I lef the travel tea mug on top of my car!! (some of us never learn after one mishap, do we?) Thank god for your sense of humor, kitty!!! Keep on smiling and laughing...god bless! emoticon

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WILDCARD1 9/17/2009 5:01PM

    Sorry to hear about the coffee. Hope your day got better!

hugs,
Bobbi

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MISSBEAR11 9/17/2009 4:51PM

    If you didn't have bad days you wouldn't appreciate the good ones so much. It can only get better from here ... lets hope! lol Just keep smiling and moving along the path ... keep breathing. Hugs.

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The Climb-Today's Bonus Challenge

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today's bonus buddy challenge was to blog and reflect about a song we find motivating. For me, it's one i have mentioned before...it's one that i fell in love with from the moment i heard it. Took my kids to see the new Hannah Montana movie...i know...cheeze....lol.... but this song...wow...really...

To hear: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2zyeVRcbs

and the lyrics:

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Kitty's back...lol...you know...life is a climb....our weight loss journey is a climb... getting out of debt or just paying the bills sometimes...yea, it's a climb....but though we need to pay bills, even save some money, lose weight and get healthy...all of it....we need to do it...but that is not what life is really about.... let's face it...life happens.... but if we take a look...look around...the climb...well...come look from the top of a building...or a hill... or even a mountain...now can you see.... see it all....was it worth the climb.... yea... it gets tough... but it can also be fun....

Let me tell you something that happened on family vacation....we went to Brandywine Falls....dd1 and i are deathly afraid of heights...she stayed back...i...went for it... this was on my top 10 things to do before i died and i wasn't missing it... we had to go down first to see the view looking up...which means...we had to climb back up...uh...yea... i'm in better shape than before...but not great... i'm still a very large woman here...lol... but to be honest...yea...it got rough...but...it was also spectacular.... the view...the sites... and oh...doing this with family...only means it was fun and funny to....lol....yea...the falls was great...but you know what...the climb was even better.

  
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*MADHU* 9/15/2009 1:32AM

    Very inspiring lyrics emoticonfor sharing !

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DEB2448 9/15/2009 1:29AM

    What a great song!

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WILDCARD1 9/14/2009 9:47PM

    You know Kitty, you and I are really too much alike. I was going to blog about this song too. I had tears in my eyes when I heard this song during the movie.

thanks!

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EDWARDS1411 9/14/2009 9:37PM

    Such a great inspirational song - great choice!!! Terrific blog Kitty!!!
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TEACHINKIDS2 9/14/2009 9:18PM

    Cool Song LOL

What a smart choice!

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NITAINMN 9/14/2009 8:40PM

    Awesome!! I will post this on 2 of my friends' pages to inspire them....Kitty:) Thank you darling! emoticon

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RHALES199 9/14/2009 8:35PM

    I love the lyrics to that song! It's very inspirational for me!
Have a great evening kitty dear!

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MISSBEAR11 9/14/2009 8:32PM

    ESP ... Maybe... but her and Teachin are sharing the same brain. lol Teachin picked the same song. Its a really great song. I love it. High 5 Kitty.

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JAYCEE77 9/14/2009 8:02PM

    Great song and great blog Kitty. I was thinking of blogging about my song before I read that that was the challenge. Do you have ESP or what?

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The Buddy Challenge Thus Far

Monday, September 07, 2009

Well, today's bonus challenge was to blog about the buddy challenge...and, in a past blog, i promised to keep everyone apprised to it... so this is taking care of both :) i am really enjoying this challenge...and though some days i have trouble meeting my goal on exercise, it's really given me a kick in the pants in other area's of my life... and the people on team one are absolutely awesome.... i love being teamed with them...and hope they like being teamed with me... i think they do :) The buddy challenge we had a couple years ago was great, but this one i think is even better...and i am hoping we can do it again...in say... 6 months emoticon

We still have the rest of September to go...but by the way things got off to such a good start, i say this is the kick in the pants i needed to get me back to center.

  
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EDWARDS1411 9/10/2009 9:21AM

    Luv this challenge Kitty and luv being on Team 1 with you too!! And what a great idea to have another one in 6 months. It really is a great way to get to know team members better while continuing to work on becoming healthier and more fit!! I especially like the bonus challenges and can't wait to find out what they are each day. Thanks so much for the invite - it was just the Spark I needed!!! GO TEAM 1 GO!!!!

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WILDCARD1 9/8/2009 11:28PM

    Thanks kitty, I am enjoying the challenge! Go team 3!

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BLACKCANARYBABE 9/7/2009 9:58PM

    I love all the friends I have met on SP, including you.

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NITAINMN 9/7/2009 7:46PM

    I have not been part of LAP or the challentes Kitty. But, having had you as my co-leader on OPOD was fantastic! You are awesome...so dependable, full of kindness, compassion, caring for all. You have taken your responsibility to the enth degree as if you were getting more than compensated for it (unlike some of the co-leaders we have had in the past who did not think even visiting the team once a month by the leader was a necessary requirement- do you remember that person?!) Thanks for being my SP and FB friend:) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEB2448 9/7/2009 7:37PM

    I am really enjoying it and would love to do another one sometime.

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SCRAPPY_RN 9/7/2009 7:06PM

    I just joined but I'm enjoying it too.

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STARTSPARKING 9/7/2009 6:35PM

    You were one of my first Spark friends, and I will always appreciate your invitation to join LAP. I participated in the first LAP challenge two years ago and remained close friends with my team mates. The support I have received from them during the challenge and since then has been invaluable.

I feel this current challenge will deepen many of my SP friendships. I've always said what I value most about SP is the mutual support. Thank you for all you do for our LAP team, my friend.
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MISSBEAR11 9/7/2009 5:55PM

    I'm enjoying it too.

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Buddy Challenge Day 3

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wohoo!!!! I made it to day 3. To say today was a struggle, would be an understatement. First i find out ds had not taken trash to curb, but that was because he was busy doing other things, including stuff his sis had him do, so i told her to take out the trash...that caused a big arguement...this after i worked on the house to get it somewhat clean before i went to work..so i wasn't happy anyways...then i found out my phone bill had gone through a couple days too early, making my checking account overdrawn...then work...uhg...i got 2 of those kind of customers every customer rep dreads...especially when you are already busy...they needed something more than you could provide, and it had to be right now... and the worse part was they both called at the same time...so i am trying to accommodate both customers and do my other work....the one boss was on the dock, leaving me alone in the office (the others were not in yet) finally, after putting them both on hold and calling for boss to come rescue me, he dealt with customer 2 while i dealt with customer 1... except that his freight was missing, as does happen sometimes, but he wanted it NOW!!! and nobody knew where it was... so through out the day, this customer called...and called...and called some more... it was found...thank goodness, and arrangements to have it delivered asap...i then leave early to go get some money to cover what was overdrawn and for the checks that would be coming in tomorrow... so i rush home to find paperwork that i knew i had some where...but i knew where it wasn't.... after 20 minutes...i looked there...guess where it was...yep...right there...lol...so go get money, run to bank, more behind than i wanted to be...picked up some soy butter at grocery store, then off to get dd1 from school....the road in front of school is under construction...so that was fun...then off to get gas...but get beind someone going 15 mph below the speed limit...uhg....get gas and get to dd2's school about 1 minute before she comes down... drop dd1 off at home, then home to cook dinner...ds in bad mood... and then as he was cleaning...he breaks the vacuum....so as i am trying to clean, i have to now fix that... i haven't had time for my eye med, nor the hot pack i'm suppose to put on it all day...just now winding down to do that.... aaaaahhhhh... time for bed.... as for the challenges, i somehow did meet each one...plus some...yea me!!!

and off to bed...for tomorrow is Friday and the end of a long week, but the beginning of a 3 day weekend!!! ye haw!!!

  
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154BYAUG 9/4/2009 7:54AM

  Enjoy the 3 day weekend! Have some "me time" & relax!
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NITAINMN 9/3/2009 10:19PM

    Oh you poor kitty!!! Reminds me of my days when the kids were your kids' age...thank god, its all behind me now:) Glad you survived another awful day and made it home safe and sound, get yourself into bed - hope you get good night's rest dear.

I see many of my friends have joined the buddy challenge. Good Luck to you - to make it work with your busy schedule and hope it helps you stay healthy:)

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MISSBEAR11 9/3/2009 7:30PM

    We all have days like that .... and we can be happy that it is only "days" like that and not a whole life like that. It makes us appreciate normal days more. lol Have great night and get ready to relax this weekend.

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Buddy Challenge Day 1 & 2

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

So far so good. I have managed to do all 7 daily challenges and the bonus challenge each day. Will say though....the exercise one is the hardest. I am doing it, but it's just barely.... this morning i had so much to do...and no time to do it...but i decided to do some of my heavy cleaning, which alone is cardio...but then i added some dancing...may as well make it fun and really get that heart going...lol.

  
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DEB2448 9/3/2009 5:03PM

    Way to go! I love team 1

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PAULINEAPPERLY 9/3/2009 12:53PM

    The excersise part of the challenge is the part that I can't do at the moment (sciatica). You are doing really well Kitty.

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KATIEBUG815 9/3/2009 1:08AM

    Was it belly dancing by any chance?? LOL

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 9/2/2009 10:08PM

    Way to burn those extra calories!!! Woo hoo!! Hey thanks for stopping by my Sparkpage! yesterday was kind of crazy (today is too but things should get back to normal by Thursday evening).



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RHALES199 9/2/2009 8:21PM

    Way to go, Kitty! (I'm with you, cleaning counts as exercise in my book! (and it really does according to SP as well, Thank Heavens!)

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MISSBEAR11 9/2/2009 8:06PM

    High 5 Kitty. You're doing great.

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JAYCEE77 9/2/2009 7:34PM

    Dancing and cleaning are great cardio! WTG Kitty. Team 3 is still the place to be. lol

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WILDCARD1 9/2/2009 6:49PM

    WTG!!! Keep up the good work! Go Team 3, LOL!

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