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Rattled my Brain

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Isn't that a song?

So yesterday I did some volunteer work for the Day of Caring, which usually is done on September 11th in our area. We worked at the Boy Scout Camp and I love being up there in the woods by the pond Ė it is so peaceful and beautiful on my e 11th in our area. We worked at the Boy Scout Camp and I love being up there in the woods by the pond Ė it is so peaceful and beautiful on my eyes. I love nature.

So Iím on wood cutter assistant duty and am paired with two fellows who are cutting trees that have fallen in the woods. Iím moving the chopped wood out to the road so that when the scouts are up there in a few weeks they will load it unto trucks to be stacked in the main camping area. So Iím plodding back and forth through the weeds and over some fallen trees. I have been known to be clumsy at times and this was one of those. I tripped on a fallen tree and landed with the bottom of my chin right on a log. My chin swelled up like a golf ball and was slightly cut. The thing that hurt the worse was my head. I felt like I rattled my brain.

Today is a bit better but the headache remains. Unfortunately, I have major plans for today because my husband and I are providing homemade sausage, pulled pork, chicken wings and other meats for my sonís birthday party picnic. Last night I did get the sausage meat sliced, grinded and seasoned so today all we need to do is stuff it. The pork cooked all night and we have a little more shopping before we are done. It should be a good day; I just wish the head didnít hurt.
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HAPPYONE331 9/23/2010 6:34PM

    Wow, I hate missing that party! Pulled pork, my, oh, my! Happy Belated Birthday to your son!

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LINDABENEDICT 9/18/2010 1:01AM

    better yet?

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MVICKERS21 9/12/2010 10:12PM

    Ow! I hope your feeling better!

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DDOORN 9/12/2010 2:41PM

    Hmmm...googling
Rattled my Brain
and I come up with scads of traumatic brain injury sites...yeouch!

Take gentle care of yourself and be well soon!

Don

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WILLOW49 9/11/2010 8:31PM

    So sorry you had a fall and that your head hurts. Hopefully it will be better very soon.
Hope your son enjoyed his birthday party :)

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KAT7457 9/11/2010 2:14PM

    so sorry to hear about your fall, hope it gets better soon. being in nature is a good thing out in the woods.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/11/2010 1:15PM

    emoticonHope you feel better soon. Those sausages sound y ummy!
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SUNNY2010 9/11/2010 11:04AM

    Oh Val, so sorry about your fall!
Feel better and enjoy your son's picnic!
It sounds so delicious!!!!

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XTMONT 9/11/2010 11:02AM

    OUCH! Hope you're feeling better soon!

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LADYGWEN25 9/11/2010 10:32AM

    OUCH on the chin bang... you take care of yourself... And you are so making me hungry with the homemade sausage...lol...

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CAROLYNINJOY1 9/11/2010 10:12AM

    emoticonfor your fall. I joke about living 62 summers & Lord knows how many falls. Hope you're all recovered now.

Would you message the recipe for homemade sausage to me. I used to have one & lost it.

Hope you'll have a sparktacular weekend. Injoy:) Carolyn

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GLAMIT 9/11/2010 9:17AM

    Awww, I'm so sorry you fell like that ~OUCH~ I hope you feel better soon and if the headache don't go away have it looked at.
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/11/2010 8:47AM

    oowwww So sorry about your fall. Glad you are ok. HOMEMADE SAUSAGE!!!! and where do you live???? LOL have a fantastic day. Take it easy

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Day of Caring

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Tomorrow is the day of caring for our local United Way. It is usually on September 11th, but since that is a weekend this year they made it the 10th. There are a bunch of us at work that participates so we always try to get a project where a lot of people are needed. We are volunteering at the local Boys Scout Camp, which I have a connection with since my youngest son was a scout. I always loved going to the camp so tomorrow will be a nice break from the hectic days Iíve had at work lately. I believe Iím on wood duty so Iíll get some good strength exercise in. I donít know how Iíll track it in my fitness tracker, but Iíll figure something out.

Volunteering is not something I did so much when I was younger, but as Iíve aged and had a couple of major life events change my life I have made it a priority. I actually am a treasurer for two organizations and a newsletter editor for one of those too. It gives me a good feeling to give back and help others.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 9/10/2010 10:58PM

    What a great idea, you can track that as heavy gardening, there is a section for it! I did alot of volunteering for a while when the children were at school, so having a break now. But it is amazing how much volunteers are relied on for a lot of work in the community. emoticonHave a great weekend! emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/10/2010 10:07PM

    YOU R emoticon

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BRIGHTBEGINNING 9/9/2010 10:27PM

    emoticonYou Rock!

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GLAMIT 9/9/2010 10:01PM

    emoticon Thanks for giving and helping others, the world needs more people like you.

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DEE107 9/9/2010 10:00PM

    Love this and great job on giving back to .. If on wood duty please my friend becareful , enjoy and have lots of fun..

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How Ironic!!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I had set my main September goal as striving for a positive attitude. I didnít get to my email until tonight, but there it was the Healthy Reflection article about ďThe secrets of positive peopleĒ. Now if you believe in signs then this was a huge blinking one telling me I was dead on!

There are some fabulous points in the article about your attitude affecting the outcome of a situation. Also the most important point about how we are responsible for our attitudes and our life. I do know all of this and I still have to work at keeping that positive at the forefront of my mind. It is not always easy to see the good in the bad, or to keep those negative thoughts away.

I will continue to practice this though because I know in the end I will like that me better! I have good qualities; I just want to have a more positive attitude most of the time! Work has been dragging me down and I can not and will not allow this to take me over!

I do love those Healthy Reflections articles. Thanks Spark People, but how did you know?

  
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MVICKERS21 9/8/2010 3:13PM

    We can do great things through the power of thought. We can devastate and demolish our whole world in an instant, but we can also build it right back up. It takes time and practice to change your attitude, but you can always turn a thought around! You can do great things through positive thinking!

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LADYGWEN25 9/5/2010 6:40PM

    i agree :)

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LINDABENEDICT 9/4/2010 8:46PM

    I agree . emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/2/2010 10:36AM

    WE WILL OVERCOME!!!
we are holding hands virtually!!!! I am good this week but I return next wednesday

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GLAMIT 9/1/2010 10:08PM

    It's tuff, especially when things go haywire. I had one of those days and I had to remind myself to change my attitude when I just wanted to have a tantrum. lol. Ok, maybe I had a couple tantrums and then realized hey, snap out of it. Change doesn't happen over night but awareness does.

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PHYL220 9/1/2010 8:49PM

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MPONTERIO 9/1/2010 8:47PM

    emoticon There you go!

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FREDINSEOUL 9/1/2010 7:22PM

    Focus on the good. It helps a lot.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/1/2010 7:21PM

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August ends and September beginsÖ

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I had set some goals for August that I am not going to make. I had hoped to lose more weight than I did and Iím not so sure about the inches until I do my measurements tomorrow, but Iím just not feeling it. I also just made the fitness goal by the skin of my chinny chin chin.

Iím not wishing the summer away, but I feel like the heat has had a negative effect on my efforts. I couldnít exercise as intensely and I had more outside influences that made eating within my range a little more difficult. I also feel the stress of the last month made my eating habits a little out of control a few times.

September will be a better month for weight loss. I will be signing back up for a fitness class at our local college. I find them very motivating and I think my foot is almost ready for my favorite Interval Training class. I do have a wedding this weekend and than a couple of birthday parties during the month, but hopefully I will make it through without too many indulgencies.

I really want to get a handle on this stress and am moving forward with my positive attitude motivation!

  
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LIBBYFITZ 9/1/2010 2:19PM

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WILLOW49 9/1/2010 12:58PM

    Wishing you a Successful September!
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/31/2010 10:29PM

    Hello to a successful september

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 8/31/2010 10:12PM

    I so agree with you!! August was the worst month ever. The heat also had an effect on my weight. It just seemed like no matter what a person did, it wasn't right. I didn't meet any of my August goals, so you beat me on that one!

September WILL be our month to shine!! Together we can do it!
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GRANNYPEG 8/31/2010 10:01PM

    Best of luck with your goals. emoticon

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DEE107 8/31/2010 9:57PM

    Good luck you can do it but also remember that watch where you eat before the parties and you can eat a bit more tooo

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ANNFAUSNIGHT 8/31/2010 9:54PM

    Good luck with your goals. You can do it!

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A Favorite Salad

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm winding down on my August Salad Challenge. I have succeeded in replacing a meal with a salad everyday this month. Most of the month I replaced lunch, but a couple of days I had to make breakfast my salad meal because of picnics and such. On my morning salad days I would eat a fruit salad.

Today was one of my favorite salads. It consisted of Baby spinach, baby carrots, feta cheese and shrimp. I cook the shrimp in a non stick pan with Emeril's Bayou Blast seasoning. Very tasty! emoticon Tomorrow I think I have a similar salad but with left over Salmon I have that was seasoned with lemon Dill.

As much as I love salads, I'm not sure after tomorrow when I will have another one! emoticon

  
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KAT7457 8/31/2010 5:00PM

    sounds good!!

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SUNNY2010 8/31/2010 2:16AM

    Sounds delicious! I love salads, so thank you for some ideas.

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DDOORN 8/30/2010 10:00PM

    Yummy salad! Love baby spinach in my salads!

Don

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IMREITE 8/30/2010 8:32PM

    i started modifying my diet to fit in more salads. i've tried adding berries to lettuce salads. i also started adding different beans and things to give different flavors, textures and colors.

when i am not in the mood for only a salad, i have a side salad as my 1-2 vegetable side and then some other item. fillinf and i get my veggies.

i can't eat lettuce everyday. it gives my a stomach ache.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/30/2010 8:16PM

    emoticonWell done on the salad challenge!

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