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What am I thinking?

Friday, August 13, 2010

I am a complicated person, even to myself. I often evaluate why I am a certain way. What makes me tick the way I do? Why some people view me one way and others see a different side?

Sometimes my mind works in one direction and my heart in an other. We had two dogs and two cats until the oldest cat passed last year. We made a rule that we would not get anymore animals - as they die we do not replace. Guess what?

My husbands co-workers have been trying to rescue a kitten that was trapped in a locked building on their street. Today they finally got the little guy out and are trying to find him a home. My husband and I don't really need another animal, but don't want to see it end up in a shelter.

My appointment at the vet for the kitten is this afternoon. I think I'm falling hard,

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/14/2010 1:07PM

    Continue to follow your heart!!! you are a wonderful person

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ALASKASKY 8/14/2010 9:49AM

    Awwww!

It's a wonderful thing you're doing. My son volunteers at a shelter sometimes. This particular shelter is so dedicated to the animals, but I still hate to see them in there.

I understand about losing them- it hurts. My son wants a dog so bad, but the rest of the family knows how painful it is to lose them.

Sometimes I think that having had them in my life is well worth whatever is in the future because they are such a joy to have around.

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SAL2525 8/13/2010 9:55PM

    That is a wonderful story with the best ending! Congrats on your new family member! Sal

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DDOORN 8/13/2010 9:32PM

    I hear ya...my parents tried to pass a cat along to us earlier this year...a real snugglepuss...was tough to turn down the offer.

The Animal Care Council in Endicott is a truly humane option. They do not euthanize and the cats all look pretty content there.

Someday when you are ready for more and have room you can return the favor by adopting one from them.

Don

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LIBBYFITZ 8/13/2010 8:16PM

    emoticonThat will be one very lucky kitty to have you and you're hubby for his new mummy and daddy! emoticon

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CAMELA_55 8/13/2010 4:47PM

    Not a bad way to fall
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XTMONT 8/13/2010 1:36PM

    It takes a special person to open up their hearts and homes to stray and abandoned animals. emoticon

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WILLOW49 8/13/2010 1:05PM

    They have a way of getting to us, don't they? That is one lucky kitty to be adopted by your and your hubby :) And you know I have a very big soft spot for fur balls! Be sure to post a pic :)

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JULESCP 8/13/2010 12:45PM

    I've had pets my whole life. As an adult with kids of my own, I always swear that when an animal dies I won't replace it. However, weeks or months go by and our house feels so empty without a pet to love and to care for, so I completely understand what you're thinking with this new kitty...

That being said, you did not purposely go out to find a new kitten. You and I both know that there are wonderful shelters who care for animals until they find a home. However, there are even more shelters that cannot keep all of the pets they find and must euthanize when their numbers get too high. I have a beautiful German Shepherd/Akita Mix who is the nicest dog on the planet. By the time I adopted her, she had been at the shelter for more than a week and was looking to only be there about another week before they had to put her down. No one seemed to want a gigantic dog (she was already 2 yrs. old and 90 pounds when I got her). I knew immediately she was mine, paid $40 for her, took her home where I had a 9 month old little boy still crawling around the house, and she turned out to be the best dog I've ever had.

If this kitten needs a home and you've got room in your heart, you shouldn't beat yourself up about it. Like I said, you didn't go kitten shopping - she's been rescued. That makes you a really good person, even if the house is crowded and you've set your mind to no more pets.

You'll do the right thing, whatever that is. Even if your heart is already mush and you've really decided to keep her, it's the right thing!



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TWINKIE14 8/13/2010 12:45PM

    You big softy you, way to go, we are the same, at one point I had 4 abandoned cats living indoors and a mom cat and 5 kittens living in my garage!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Almost Fantastic Friday

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I certainly hope I feel Fantastic tomorrow because this has been a very stressful week at work. I will try my best to feel fantastic tomorrow!

Tomorrow night I have a b-day celebration dinner with some girls at work. The girl is only 25 and Iím more than old enough to be her mother so it was nice to be included in this little get together. Later hubby and I are meeting an old friend from school. I will need to watch those daytime calories because the evening ones will be higher than normal.

I hope to wake early enough to get that work out in too!

Letís all shoot for that Fantastic Friday!

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WILLOW49 8/13/2010 11:02AM

    Fantastic Friday! We all should have them every week, don't you think?!

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ALASKASKY 8/13/2010 10:26AM

    I like Fantastic Fridays. Hope you enjoy your day out.

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    emoticonHave a great night out.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/13/2010 5:33AM

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HAPPY FRIDAY ENJOY!!!

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NATIVE_ONE 8/12/2010 11:52PM

    Friday is only 9 minutes away from now, so I am sending all the best wishes for you for a wonderful, fantastic and super Friday! Plus a wonderful, fantastic and super weekend!

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SAL2525 8/12/2010 11:12PM

    Hope you have a great day on Friday. Good planning ahead! Enjoy Sal emoticon

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BEARDMUSIC 8/12/2010 10:13PM

    If you are already thinking about how fantastic tomorrow will be, it will be a great day. Have fun!!!

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CAMELA_55 8/12/2010 9:26PM

    Have a nice time at the party! You deserve it after a hard week at work

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DDOORN 8/12/2010 9:13PM

    Good to plan ahead...sounds like you are ON YOUR WAY to having that FANTASTIC FRIDAY! :-)

Don

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Some days are Easier than others

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I hate to complain; however, some days I struggle with the positive subject to write a blog about. If it wasnít for the August post, blog and salad challenge I probably would just skip the blog and not write anything. Isnít that what our mothers always told us, ďIf you canít say something nice, donít say anything at allĒ?

Well work has been very frustrating. This week Iím not handling the stress very well. Iíve reached for a fireball two days in a row. I crave chocolate everyday. And I feel like Iím starving everyday. Iím doing my best to not give in to my stress, but it is hard this week.

So today I decided I needed that lunch time walk that I have had to give up because of my foot injury. Even though I had some pain, I decided I could not sit at my desk through another lunch! Guess what? My foot is killing me tonight.

Why do I do these things to myself?

  
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DDOORN 8/11/2010 10:52PM

    Ouch! Sorry to hear that...seems a low-keyed walk would be safe enough, but guess not...how about bringing a yoga mat and doing some stretches, poses which would keep you off your feet...?

Or put one of those magnetrainers under your desk and pedal away your stress! :-)

Don

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CAMELA_55 8/11/2010 10:10PM

    If you are having a bad day, it's awfully hard to write a positive blog, and we all have days like that. I hope the rest of your week goes better. Hope that foot feels better soon.
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/11/2010 8:37PM

    I feel you on a lot of levels. we will overcome and do this! Take care of your self

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LIBBYFITZ 8/11/2010 8:37PM

    emoticonSorry to hear that you're foot is hurting! hope it get's better soon!

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The seven steps to Willpower

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Not my seven steps... yet

Last night I had my last Pilates class and the instructor did something a little different. She taught us the 15 minute, 7 steps to willpower method of exercise. There are seven exercises that you should do everyday building your repetitions of each one up to a total of 21 reps except for the first exercise which is a plank. Your goal is to hold the plank for a total of 3 minutes.

I thought I would give this a try, but not everyday at first maybe 3 days a week. She gave us a handout, but it only gives a name of the exercise and maybe a little description. The one Iím drawing a blank on is called Rooting Ė (Supine/Pikes). I guess Iíll have to Google that one. I will also need a timer for the plank since it is timed not repetitions. There is also one called Wind, which you just turn in circles 21 times each direction. This one makes you very dizzy. I donít like it at all.

I find it interesting to be exposed to these different ideas.

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NATIVE_ONE 8/11/2010 8:58AM

    It all sounds hard for me, wishing you the best of luck with these!!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/11/2010 7:55AM

    Pilates is challenging. Not at all familiar with those terms? emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 8/10/2010 11:41PM

    Sounds very different. Let us know when you find out what Rooting is.

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DEE107 8/10/2010 11:05PM

    sounds good but not the wind I get dizzy easy

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SAL2525 8/10/2010 9:50PM

    I love pilates! I do not think I would like the wind either! Sal

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/10/2010 9:19PM

    Wow!!! Sounds intense!

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Monday, Monday

Monday, August 09, 2010

Today I returned to work after a long weekend that was quite productive. I'm thankful for the few vacation days that went well because today was one of those days that they refer to as typical Monday - everything that could go wrong did.

The good news - I didn't overeat nor did I let it get the best of me mentally. I'm just hoping the rest of the week goes better at work!

  
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SAL2525 8/10/2010 9:48PM

    Good for you! No over eating with stress always makes me feel empowered! Sal

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LINDABENEDICT 8/10/2010 5:22PM

    And how has Tuesday been ? Hope your week gets better and beter each day !

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LIBBYFITZ 8/10/2010 5:18PM

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WILLOW49 8/10/2010 12:25PM

    Great that you kept on track during your bad day! Here's hoping the rest of the week is better for you!

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DDOORN 8/10/2010 7:31AM

    Onward and DOWN (the scale) WARD! :-)

Don

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CAMELA_55 8/10/2010 6:41AM

    Good for you for not responding to your bad day by overeating!
Hope the rest of your week is better!
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