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Wrecking Havoc

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I knew going to the night shift would be quite an experience... though i have filled in for the night girl on occation... the fact i haven't really worked the night shift for years...well... i knew things would go crazy... family and friends displaced... kids going crazy (though not the bad kind...just missing mom kinda but my compouter???? please tell me this is all a joke and the punch line is right around the it seems the computer decided to get friendly with a trojan... and before the virus scanner could pick it up, it wrecked havoc with this poor baby... and even then, the scanner said it couldn't repair it or move it to the vault... so i spent several hours working on computer last night.... the trojan has been removed...but so has most everything else....i still "have" everything...just no easy way to get to them.... i did learn though, you can get onto the internet through the task manager... go to new task and type in the URL... so though i can only display one page at a time.... at least i can have some time with my friends on SP... just can't do much of anything all my daily postings.... so though, kitty still wants to know...ALOT.... lol.... kitty can't ask right now.... hopefully i will get the computer to the computer doctor soon... *crossing fingers* but i have lots of work still ahead of me... trying to save what i can before they have to erase it all :(

so life goes on in the day and life of a playfullkitty...

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SAYRAH-M 3/20/2008 10:44AM

    Bless you JoDee. You do have a very challenging life. Never boring but challenging!

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KYLIEMC8 3/14/2008 12:55PM

    I hate it when we can't's sooo sooo weird..and lonely! At least you can get on! Glad to hear it! But it sure makes ya behind now doesn't it..I know!!!! Kylie :)

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HANYSDIANA 3/13/2008 1:59PM

    JoDee, seriously, if I had your life I would have been in an institution years ago. How can you manage to do all this and live through all this without having a nervous breakdown? You are my hero!

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STARTSPARKING 3/13/2008 6:22AM

    Sorry you had to put in so much work on your computer. I hope you can get everything back to normal soon.

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NITAINMN 3/12/2008 1:37PM

    Bad puter! Making friends with Trojan while Mom is not looking....!!! LOL. Kitty definitely wants to know how to get back all her program icons on desk top:) I would go crazy if I did not have any access to the net.... I love your cheery 'tude no matter come what may- high tide, or storm, or trojan!

{{{hugs}}} Nita

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WILDCARD1 3/12/2008 12:02PM

    If it's not one thing, its another! Hope your computer gets well soon!

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Bad Bad Bad

Monday, March 10, 2008

All this week, i have made horrible food choices...and that was when i remembered to eat...but considering the depression i was fighting this week...the week leading up to my fathers 3rd year anniversary of going home to be with the Lord... i am not going to be too hard on myself...i know i made bad food choices... but today is another day...a day to turn it maybe not today per but i am aware of what i have been doing, and they why...i can't change the fact my father is no longer here with me on earth...and i can't change the way i have ate this last week... i can today start again...and do the best i can...and tomorrow... kick my big butt into hyper gear and get back in the saddle again... i'm not giving up...i just gave in for a bit...

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SAYRAH-M 3/20/2008 10:42AM

    This was a difficult week for me too for the same reason. I wanted to eat the foods I ate with my dad and they weren't necessarily healthy! Hugs to you. And you know when I give you a hug I get a hug!

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SHAZZORAMA 3/12/2008 8:15AM

    Aw, don't worry. You do usually eat healthy, and this fact has not changed because you had a tough week. Everyone has strong reactions to such anniversaries and I can understand completely. Love yourself just as you are.

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STARTSPARKING 3/12/2008 7:34AM

    Good for you for blogging about your feelings and your determination to get back on track. I know it helps me tremendously. I am rooting for you, my friend. I admire your determination, and I KNOW you will get back in the saddle again!

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LESLIECOY 3/11/2008 11:40AM

    I feel I have to say, I still find myself talking to my dad - and it has been 13 years now -I treasure these visits, remembering happy times.
I started scanning my photos from growing up - and gained so much joy - smiling at each memory they brought back.
You will find your way - treasure your memories.
They will, I feel sure, give you peace.
One step at a time.

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BKP4166 3/11/2008 4:55AM

    You are certainly not the only one who has done this and I'm sure you know it. It does mean you need to take a deep breath and just pick up the pieces and keep on with the program. You know what to do and I know you'll do it. ((((((hugs))))))

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/10/2008 10:34PM

    We all blow it at times so don't beat yourself up over it. Pick yourself up, brush off and go forward.

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NELLIEC 3/10/2008 10:12PM

    You are not alone in making bad choices sometimes. At least you are aware of the cause and the cure. You can make those better choices, and we love you!
May God bless you!

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L*I*T*A* 3/10/2008 9:45PM

    we are all human,bound to make different choices from time to time.........take a deep breath and ........let it goooooooooooooooooooooooo,that's what my daughter says to me all the i'm telling you,the same can do this............beleive you can................and you will............
Don't sweat the big stuff and let the little stuff take care of itself! One Day At a Time... If tomorrow never comes, I want to know that I lived TODAY!!!
blessings and hugs..................lita

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PURPLECLOUDS 3/10/2008 9:23PM

    The good thing is that you are getting back up!! That is also the most important thing!!!! Hang in there!!!! There seems to be a lot of this going around! I know because I just went through it and am now picking myself up again!!! That's all we can do... get up when we fall!!!! You can do this!!!!! Thanks for all the hard work that you do!!!! You are doing a great job being there for everybody!!!! We are here for you too!!!!!

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HANYSDIANA 3/10/2008 3:23PM

    I can hear you, sweetie!
I was depressed all this week, too. You know, with the idea of leaving my man and all. I made very bad food choices and did next to no physical activity at all. As a matter of fact, I am petrified of the scale.
We can start over again. We can do it.

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WILDCARD1 3/10/2008 8:29AM

    Great Attitude Kitty! I am so glad that you are aware that you have been making bad choices and are going to do something about it! You can do it!

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Rough Road Ahead

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Well friends & SP of those really rough roads is up ahead...see, tomorrow, March 10th-is the 3rd anniversary of my fathers many of you already know....he was my everything... as he was to my mom, my brother and to each of his 6 grandchildren... he helped to raise each grandchild... and helped his own children in more ways than can be counted... the pain is still as rough as it was the day we found him.... though i know he walks with me every step of every day... this year, i am going to try to do what he would do... what he has taught us all to do... that is to smile (even through the tears) laugh (even through the sobs) and reach out to help those that need just need a little help from a friend (even through my hands shaking)

as a challenge to all of you...i ask that in memory of my father... you will do the same. hugs to each of you and thank you... you each have helped me, though you may not realize it, by just being there....laughing with me...crying with me...and encouraging me to take one more step.

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STARTSPARKING 3/10/2008 4:21AM

    I lost my father when he was only in his mid-50's. It has been over 15 years, but I still miss him a lot, especially on holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the 3rd anniversary of your beloved father's passing. May fond memories you shared with him bring you some comfort on this difficult day.

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BABIE_JANE 3/9/2008 3:51PM

    On the 26th of February I was going through what you will be tomorrow, it was the 2nd anniversary of my Daddy passing. I kept myself busy and made it through the day a lot better than I expected. Keep the happy memories up front, stay active and keep the mind very busy. Take care.

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WILDCARD1 3/9/2008 2:03PM

    Kitty, I will be thinking of you on this rough day! Hugs, and remember the great times that you had with him!

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JODIE0321 3/9/2008 1:44PM

    Kitty Darlin, you have me crying here. My father taught me so many things. My love for history, to always try to be honest in the things you do and to respect other peoples beliefs. My dad passed in 1992. He never saw any of his Great-grandchildren. The oldest one was born nine months later and four days after he would have celebrated his 84th Birthday. God Bless you Honey, I'll be thinking of you.


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LAILA07 3/9/2008 1:28PM

    I lost my dad on April, 2007 and I don't know how I'm going to feel when that day comes, but I do know that it's been difficult for me since he passed. We were very close and there's not a day that goes by that I don't miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to grieve his passing. It always help to know that there are other people in your corner who understands your pain and are there to help. Continue to be strong, Kitty.

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CELEST 3/9/2008 1:22PM

    Many of us have lost- untimely -a family member. I lost my baby sister (cancer) and my father (and best friend) (heart attack) within 6 months of each other. So I truly do understand your pain. I will shed a tear for you, I will be strong for you and hope that this day passes without too much agony. Remember the beauty he brought into your life...remember the good stuff....that's what he'd want if he could say. Hugs and kisses to you today

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The Tortures Of Work

Thursday, March 06, 2008 we have a driver that is injured and on light duty at work... so i have been teaching him to take pick up calls... and today he got the inevitable solicitation call...this is a recording... so he just takes the phone from his ear and looks at it... so i tell him to just hang up...he looks at me with all innocence and says "but it asked me if i was overweight..and i do they know" to which i about fell out of my chair laughing.... i'm still giggling over it... and this is why i really do love my job... you just never know what will happen next...

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    I am so glad that ever since I got on the national "Do Not Call" list, I do not get nearly as many solicitation calls. I still get the ones from non-profits for donation and political ones for votes, but at least no one is bugging me to buy anything on the phone anymore.

Thanks for a good laugh. I'm glad you are having fun on your job!

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NITAINMN 3/7/2008 6:54PM

    I love your catching sense of humor and attitude my dear kitty! Thanks for the chuckle:) In my past life, I'd be upset! Now, I could laugh- So, that is the difference in me!

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HANYSDIANA 3/7/2008 5:35AM

    I'm glad you are having fun!

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Back To Night Shift

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!!!!

Comment edited on: 3/6/2008 10:14:05 AM

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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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