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Monday, March 03, 2008

The night girl quit... put in her 2 week notice last week... we knew it was coming...and i knew that i was the one going to night why did it suprise me when the boss calls me into the office to tell me exactly that??? cause i guess i was hoping with all hope that something else would come up and i wouldn't have to *pout* and what really stinks, is cause i am home, i have to take daughter to school...i hate fighting that crowd... and soooo early in the morning....and then for my "lunch" i get to go pick her up from school...gggrrrrr... the good thing is, is that it does give mom a break from having to come get her... and.... this one i really like...i get the morning to me...all me..tehe... i am really going to have to concentrate on my eating habits... since i won't be able to eat at the same times... dinner will be on the fly... and that night eating..uhg... that is one of the reasons i got so big in the first place was cause of working the night shift and eating right before bed... i am determined to find a way around it this time...but it will get interesting just the same... since the only break i will get now is when i go to pick daughter up from school... but think of the excercise i will be getting as i do the happy dance each morning after the last kid is out of the car...tehe...

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    You'll work it out. We know you will. The bright side is that you have a job to go to. I'm sure you will adjust if you take those hints from the ones who have done or are doing night shift. I did it a few times, but only in a oinch, and it sas a double shifr from 3-11:30 and then 11 to 7. .

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LATEBIRD 3/6/2008 10:13AM

    Hang in there, night shift is not the easiest, but it is manageable. I have been on midnights for quite some time. I understand the eating right before bed thing, I struggle with this too. This is the toughest part of the day for me. I'm so hungry when I get off of work. What I found works well is to eat a piece of fruit or something very light like a slice of toast or yogurt. I can't go to sleep with my stomach growling, so I eat just enough to stop the hunger pains. I have about a 30 min. commute home, so often, instead of eating when I get home, I will pack an apple or granola bar to eat on the way. That way when I get home my mind is not focused on the quickest thing I can get in my tummy. I wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you will do fine. Oh, and enjoy your happy dance every morning!!!!

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HANYSDIANA 3/6/2008 5:02AM

    Kitty, we all know that you are a night owl, so this can't be so bad after all. You need lots of planning and adjusting at first, then you'll slip into it and wonder how you did morning shifts before. Don't eat "normal" meals. Have dinner with your family before you got to work, then have a healthy "lunch" in the middle of the night, thus cutting your night snacking. When you get home, you can have breakfast, and you should be asleep through normal lunch anyways. I hope it works out for you. Good luck, sweetie!

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    Hiya Kitty!! First time I've been to your page though I've read so much from you in OPOD. I'm a night shifter too, and a single mom, it is rough. It's also where I packed on the last probably 50 or so pounds after I had my son. It's rough, but you have all of us to support you. WE CAN DO IT!!! huggggggz

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    Your positive attitude is wonderful. Nothing gets you down!

You do so very much for so many people - be sure and take care are you!
Hugs and blessings - Jen

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WILDCARD1 3/4/2008 3:33PM

    hehehe, I love night shift, I am a night owl forced into dayshift for the sake of my kids! If I could figure out how to do it all, I would work nights! But since it doesn't look like that is a good alternative, I will continue to burn the candle at both ends! Good luck to you on this shift Kitty!

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NITAINMN 3/3/2008 5:52PM

    Oh kitty:) I was concerned when you posted a bit depressing on our team's thread. Yaay! Ray and I were right - nothing depresses you! You are so flexible, accommodating, adjustible to any circumstance. Repeat after me, I am inspired, I am remarkable AND I am powerful! You can do it my dear JoDee, we will help! I wish you lived close to me - would be so happy to make sure you ate healthy!!! Here's one question though, why do they not replace the position and keep you day time? Love and hugs, Nita

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An Early Morning Wake Up Fall

Friday, February 15, 2008

that's read it right... it's not a typo...As most everyone knows...i get up about 4:15am...i am not and have never been a morning person.... so by Friday...i am usually dragging butt to get up just one more time... as most of you also know, i have to do this and be sick has been a test of my character... i also went to the eye doctors yesterday...and at 40 yrs old...i may have glaucoma.... i still have to do another test... anyways... this is weighing heavy on my mind... and as i'm sleepily walking down the steps this morning, thinking of how awful it would be to not see the stars in the sky any more...i..uh...hit a patch of ice... as all of you know by now..i have a wicked sense of humor...and to see someone fall really sets me to giggles... as it did this morning...though.... i didn't get to "see" myself... i do wish i had a video camera so i could watch that moment...over and over...and over again...roflmao... i mean... here i am... looking up at the stars, having a major pity party for myself... next to last step...all ice... the feet slide out from under me, my arms swing.... my butt goes kurplop...and i without ceremony..not only fall on my butt... but plop down that step...the next step...right into a pile of snow.... where i land flat on my butt...legs spread wide...and my skirt above my head.... it's 5:25am and now very much awake...bbbrrrr...and i can't even get up cause i am laughing too hard... i'm still laughing so hard my stomach hurts...just not as much as my right butt could of been kept quiet...noone had to know that i took my yearly fall..yes..i do this at least once a year...more often than not, i have lots and lots of witnesses...but this one, i just knew i was home free...nobody is up that darned early... so i was more than willing to let everyone believe i made it the winter without the fall.... except... during that arms were moving around furiously trying to catch my balance... and half the contents fell out of my purse... of course i did not see that was too dark out...and when i did look for something and could not find it, figured i forgot to throw it in my purse... so when a frantic call comes from son at my work place wondering if i am all right... and him saying half the contents of my purse was all over the secret was out... mom took her fall.... which has provided laughter all through the family... and in which is why i am sharing with you.... i figure if it can't be kept a secret..i may as well share the giggles...tehe...

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SAYRAH-M 2/28/2008 9:20AM

    I miss you and your sweet humor Miss Kitty. I may have to join one of your teams so I can see more of you!
I am so sorry about the vision. I hope it turns out to be incorrect. That would be very sad indeed! I will keep you in my prayers.
Make sure you don't fall for anything! loves ya!

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AMGRANAT 2/24/2008 3:13PM

    Too funny! I totally laugh at myself when I fall as well. It's definitely more often than 1 time a winter :)

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ELLIQQ 2/19/2008 4:52PM

    Those darn snow falls are some of the worst .. I was just amazed you could laugh afterwards. I have a hard time laughing when the tears are freezing on my face LOL. Glad you made it out ok. Elli

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SNIX66 2/16/2008 4:13AM

    Brings new meaning to the ole line ; " Have a nice trip,see ya next fall!"

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NITAINMN 2/15/2008 7:14PM

    OMG kitty! I am so relieved you are not hurt. Yes! looking at it from a funny point of view, especially now that I know you were not hurt, I can laugh too.
not to worry so much about glaucoma- its treatable. I would be more concerned of your bronchitis. Take care and make the most of your long weekend.

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KYLIEMC8 2/15/2008 6:31PM

    Are you pulling Kylies..oh dear! I didn't have a purse and I didn't have a skirt on..thank goodness! WE know you're ok..cause your writing this know about looking at the sky when you lease expect it ...and laughing! Good life story for the grands someday!

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    Glad that you weren't badly hurt. Your sense of humour always seem to help you.
As to the possible glaucoma, if it is caught early it is very treatable.
My grandmother had glaucoma she still had her eyesight when she died at the age of 93.

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STARTSPARKING 2/15/2008 5:33PM

    First of all, I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. If I took a fall like that, I would have gotten so upset. I would have concentrated on my sore muscles, my wet clothes, and stuff falling out of my purse. Yet you saw the humor in the whole situation and was able to have a good laugh. Kitty, you just reinforced one of the reasons why I am so inspired by you. What really matters is not what happens, but how we handle the situation. I have so much to learn from you, my dear!

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/15/2008 5:00PM

    Dear Kitty, What a wonderful description you gave of your yearly fall. I am so glad you were not physically hurt. You have a great gift of writing. Thanks for sharing with all of us your little "secret"! LOL

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WILDCARD1 2/15/2008 4:52PM

    OMG Kitty, I hope that you are all right! I can see it now! Ok I am really trying not too giggle here, ok, it is hopeless. Hope someone took care of that icy step for you!

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Where Kitty Is & Her Sleepless Night

Monday, February 11, 2008

Well..last night was interesting to say the least... i have been fighting a cold all week...i also have asthma, and they always go right into bronchitis... so i have to be extra careful...cause if i play around too long, it goes into this weekend, is when it really started to hit... so being the good girl that i am...oh stop laughing...i am i decided last night i would go to bed early... get some well needed rest.... get a whole 8 hours worth of there anything wrong with that?? one would think not... so...i had a nice hot bubble bath..... warm jammies on.... lotioned my feet and put warm socks on... and in bed about 8...fell asleep around 8:30.... at 9:30 my daughter wakes me up doing a happy dance... they called off school for the next day...whooping wohoo!!!! i still have to get up at 4:15 and go to work...shut up child... she giggles and goes to call all her friends and family.... back to sleep i go.... to get woke up by some guy looking for this wouldn't of been too bad..except when i said there was no such person, he called me Cindy...uh...i'm not Cindy..and this should of been enough.... but noooo...he wanted to argue with me that i was Cindy... and how would my number come be on his phone...i don't know buddy, but i'm not Cindy and i don't know you...he then wants to argue more i am Cindy... i hang up... it takes me a little while longer this time to get back to sleep... have a coughing fit...and go down once be woke up at 11:30 to the school broadcast system to let me know that there is no school 3 different people could time it exactly an hour apart, is beyond me.... but now i am sick...i am tired...and i'm going through an identity crisis....

my life as a soap to the part of where i am... sick... so i won't be around much the next couple days :( i go to the doctors at 11am on wednesday... and hopefully will be feeling better soon :)

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SAYRAH-M 2/13/2008 6:27PM

    I hate bronchitis. Supposedly chronic bronchitits has caused me to have asthma. You feel awful with no energy and if you can sleep through all the dare anyone wake you!!!! You are in my prayers for good health!! I hired a personal trainer for you, maybe he can guard the bedroom door!

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STARTSPARKING 2/12/2008 6:17PM

    This blog entry reminds me of the one I wrote a few weeks ago. I was sick and trying to get some rest, and my family kept calling and coming in and out of my house. Why was the school broadcast system coming on so late anyway? (Grrrr...) I hope your doctor's appointment will go well and that you will recover very soon. *hugs*

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CELEST 2/12/2008 4:09PM

    No self pity lives here....what an amusing tale to tell of day to day goings on. Keep writing cos you've gotten a fan club going and I've joined.

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NUYORICANMAMA 2/12/2008 1:00PM

    That was an interesting evening. I hate those kinds of calls. I've gotten them too, I've gotten a lot where people will call and just start talking. So, I let them finish what they have to say and then tell them they have the wrong number. LOL They are mostly calls on my cell phone. When I first moved into this house, my number was very similar to the hospital emergency room .. do I need to say more?

You get better soon. I know what bronchitis can do to you. I don't know where you live but if it's in the north, be careful with all that cold and snow and wind. Bundle up very well.

Blessings, YIM

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WILDCARD1 2/11/2008 9:29PM

    Hope you feel better soon Kitty!!

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KYLIEMC8 2/11/2008 8:07PM

    Whew..that was one long nasty night lady! Sorry, feel better!

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    Glad that you are going to see your Dr.
Try to take care of your self, you have a very hectic life sometimes you have to rest.

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/11/2008 7:22PM

    Well Kitty, you are a popular woman. Hope you'll soon be feeling better. Glad you'll be seeing the doctor on Wednesday. In the meantime, try and get rest. ....maybe not go to work? Is that possible? I won't be around much tomorrow as I'll be sleeping I'm sure after my heart cath at 9 am.
Take care of yourself. Love Ya...Elayne

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Kitty Giggles-From The Kids

Friday, January 18, 2008

Today i took a day off..a day to get caught up with life... i woke up earlier than i wanted but compared to my normal wake up time...slept in... if that makes any sense... migrane has finally totally went away... for which i was happy... today i decide to take the kids to lunch... which is always an being no exeption... we first went to the chinese was still closed...went to wally waffles...they were too busy...'s subway... after taking 15 minutes to order...we sat down to eat... needless to say... before lunch was done, we were laughing to the point of food flying out of our mouths... it was time to get out of there... so we clean up and leave...get in the car.... just then, oldest daughter remembers she forgot her purse in subway...son dashes in to get it... and dashes out with it in hand... at this point, one sister says he looks like he just robbed a little ole' stop and imagine... there are people all around... including a family that was just getting out of their car right beside us...nobody could have heard daughter...or even know that oldest had left her purse behind and brother was just retrieving it... and then here he comes...yelling "come on, let's get out of here, i got it and there after me" and he says this with a straight face...roflmao... i had to turn off the car... and just laugh... the kinda laugh that has you clutching your stomach and tears streaming down your face...and glad that you just went potty...

aaahhhh...another great adominal workout thanks to my wonderful teenagers :)

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CELEST 2/12/2008 4:05PM

    Yr kids sound like they have the same sense of humor as mine. Mine regularly sneak up to me in the supermarket and then proceed to loudly exclaim with indignant voices and expressions...."hey take your hand out my bag". Naturally they quickly right the wrong and I've long stopped being embarrassed. I love the sound of your relationship with your kids. Hope they are your weight loss cheerleaders as well.

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NUYORICANMAMA 2/12/2008 1:15PM

    ROLOTFLMAO!!! I can just picture that scene.

You sound and look like you are a fun filled person. What a treasure that you can have so much fun with your kids, especially them being teenagers. God bless you and your family.

Glad your migraine is gone.

Blessings, Yvonne

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UP4MORE 1/30/2008 5:10PM

    Ah wonderful - kids keep you young! Not sane all the time - but young!

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SAYRAH-M 1/30/2008 2:02PM

    Laughter is medicine, the best kind.

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LINDA! 1/19/2008 12:45PM

    That must have been such a funny scene as your son ran out of Subway - looking like he had stolen an old lady's purse. LOL
Always, keep laughing. It will keep us young.


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STARTSPARKING 1/19/2008 5:31AM

    I'm so glad to hear that your migraine is gone and that you had such a great time with your kids today. That's what life is all about!

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TINKAWAY 1/19/2008 1:20AM

    Glad to hear your migraine is gone. Sounds like you had a good day spending time with the kids. I can just picture your son running, purse in hand yelling "Lets get outta here." Too funny.

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NITAINMN 1/18/2008 5:24PM

    Oh kitty! Yup, never a dull moment when you are around and I truly enjoyed your presence on Spark today! Thanks. btw: time for a new photo on your spark page with all those cell phones with laughter in your eyes!!! Hugs, Nita

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KYLIEMC8 1/18/2008 4:52PM

    Thats just too too're kids are like mine were ..oh still are at 30 something..what fun!!

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WILDCARD1 1/18/2008 4:49PM

    Oh Kitty, there must never be a dull moment at your house!

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Sharing My Dream

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ok..for those that haven't heard it yet..and for those that have but need the extra laugh... i go to bed last night wore out and stripped of any energy... i have been putting in long days at work trying to keep up with my job and the other girls job.... it's been a rough week...i'm exhausted... i hit the pillow and fall right to sleep...something i never do... the next thing i know, i'm dreaming.... and wake up laughing... hysterically.... a good thing...if it hadn't been the middle of the night and i could of stopped within a reasonable nooooo... i dream that my mom, me, my 3 nieces and my 3 kids are on a family vacation... this was to a cute hotel that had everything there..shops... restraunts...and a small amuzement type park area... the kids all scatter to do their things... my eldest, my mom and i stop to get an ice cream cone...don't ask me what kind the daughter and i got... but i remember my mom had a peach colored one... (funny what things you remember and don't remember from your dreams) any ways... we go to the ride area..they have those rides like those that are outside of stores.... the ones kids ride on... so the 3 of us each get on is the first (and only) to put her quarter in....'s not a kids ride...more like a mechanical shook her so hard that her ice cream splattered everywhere...including on her... and her hair stuck straight up.... the ride stops, she takes her finger, scoops up some ice cream that got on her, licked it and said "whoa..." at this point, i'm laughing so hard i wake up... and then couldn't stop laughing....i couldn't even get up i was laughing so hard...i thought for sure i was going to pee and it didn't matter... i could not stop laughing.... even writing this is cracking me up... mind you...this is the middle of the i didn't wake my kids up from laughing, i don't know... but now they are just kinda looking at me like i've lost my mind....but that's ok... i can live with that...but stomach hurts from laughing so much and so hard... i know i've had a good work out... too bad we can't record

if your not laughing yet...sit back and close your eyes... think of an adult sitting on a toy ride...that is moving like a mechanical bull.... the body jerking back and forth...and her not letting go of the ice cream..that is splattering every where...and then the hair..can't forget that...standing straight up...and then she just looks slightly suprised and says "whoa" tell me..that didn't bring at least a smile to your

at this point..i need sleep...real funny

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    thanks for the laugh! hahah

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WILDCARD1 1/18/2008 12:21PM

    Oh the visual!!! thanks for the laugh!

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HEALTHYMOMOF1 1/17/2008 6:45PM

    Great dream! I don't think I've ever woke up laughing, but I sure would like to! Thanks for making me laugh! Anita

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NITAINMN 1/15/2008 10:13PM

    Wow! You must be a fun friend to have! Someone who has such fun dreams that she wakes up laughting out loud!! I smiled, giggled and wondered if you told your Mom of your dream....Thanks for you being uniquely you, my dear friend, PLAYFUL kitty, JD- Hugs, Nita

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STARTSPARKING 1/12/2008 10:08PM

    What a fun dream! I want to have a dream like that! Only I wish I can pick who would be on that mechanical ride... Hee, hee... Who would it be? :-P

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KYLIEMC8 1/12/2008 6:29AM

    LOL..grinning from ear to ear. Sounds like a great dream. I wish I could remember some good ones like that! The belly laugh kind..that would be great!

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BLONDEGIRL10 1/12/2008 5:00AM

    Thanks for the laugh! And I like the idea of YOU laughing! You deserve it! Keep up the laughter! Hugs-Gabrielle

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SADIETU 1/11/2008 10:48PM

    JoDee, what a dream...sure did enjoy reading about it, smiled and laughed all the way are a mess....they say you lose weight while you sleep, in your case I can see, Marti'

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SAYRAH-M 1/11/2008 10:18PM

    How wonderful to be laughing in your dreams and better still to wake up laughing!

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GAZELLA 1/11/2008 9:37PM

  Well, little wonder you're named PLAYFULLKITTY! I've had them very rarely, but aren't dreams that make you wake up and laugh absolutely wonderful? I was wondering if you'd told your mom about the dream...and what she said! And peach ice cream, too! What detail! Well, I'm glad she at least manage to salvage that "finger-full" of it!

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NINTENDOGIRL 1/11/2008 8:46PM

    It's nice to feel your laughter and smiling. :D
*virtual Hug*

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