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Best laid plans...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Today was the last day before an extra, extra long weekend. I figured I'd be at work a little late trying to tie up loose ends, but not nearly as late as I ended up staying. Oh my! Left closer to four hours later than normal. Not sure where the time went. But my desk is pretty much clear and I know where everything is at. I got LOTS off my to do list!!

Since I do pre-emptive stressing, although I don't have to be back at work for seven whole days, I'm sure to stress at some point as to what I didn't do or didn't do right or what tornado I'll be walking into when I get back to work. emoticon

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

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MYSPARKLER 5/26/2012 10:17AM

    Sorry you worked so late, but I totally understand the need to complete more tasks before the long weekend. It makes coming back to work easier.
Have a great week!

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Lots happening this weekend

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Just finished talking with my aunt. We did a rundown of things happening this weekend. Two birthdays, two graduations (both out of town - she'll be driving up to one, I'll be driving to another), another birthday celebration and that's just off the top of our heads.

Of course, we will take time to honor our service men and women this weekend as well - and their families - for the incredible sacrifice they've made to our country. Thank you all!!


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MYSPARKLER 5/24/2012 2:15AM

    Busy weekend, indeed. I have a birthday, too!

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The Giggles

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The last couple of days I've had the giggles. Not sure why. I'm already a person who generally laughs easily. This latest case of the giggles has really surprised me lately because of the pressure/stress at work. Not really too much to laugh at there, but I've managed to get some giggles in there too.

Like yesterday morning when I was in line for breakfast behind a guy with Eugene Levy eyebrows. This made me laugh. Young fellow, too. It's not natural to have eyebrows like that. Struck me as funny!

There are so many things throughout a day that I find humorous. It's hard to explain and may not translate into funny when trying to write the explanation.

Let me just say, being giggly throughout a day is not as fun as it may seem. Cheeks get to hurting from smiling. Folks get to wondering what you're laughing about (especially when no one else is around...OK, I'm pretty much used to that part and the people who know me are pretty much used to me laughing when no one's around). Stomach can cramp up. Risk loss of equilibrium. Potential breathing problems. It's not all fun and games.


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MYSPARKLER 5/24/2012 2:12AM

    Giggles are Good!

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WINTERHARTT 5/23/2012 12:03PM

    Make sure you check your breathing...even when giggling....and breathe through your abdomen...not your chest. That will help with the stomach cramps, your equilibrium and breathing problems. It also makes sure you are getting enough oxygen. Also do some stretches to help relax your abs and sternum.

Some people alleviate stress by laughing. It's your body & minds way of letting it go. There is nothing wrong with smiling or laughing. Just remember that the correct way to breath is through your abdomen...not your chest.

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    Just how hard are you laughing just teasing .I am a silly cornball sometimes all it takes is a little reminder of something that was funny and I am laughing all to myself. I have even laughed in my dreams but I have weird dreams kinda like I am just listening in on a story and sometimes I laugh out loud in my sleep and my husband gets mad. You sound like a fun person keep giggling.

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Procrastination does not pay

Sunday, May 20, 2012

One of the things I'm really bad with is procrastination. I have a sizable list of things I put of, have been putting off, continue to put off, etc. One of those things, for the longest time, has been my weight loss efforts - but I can take that off the list. My weight loss efforts are sometimes slow, but they are there.

Mowing the yard has been put off a little too long. My poor dog has been high-stepping when taking care of her business. And my mower kept conking out because it struggled with the height/amount of grass. I could pull out my excuse parade, but the bottom line is that I hadn't made time to mow sooner - found time to take a nap, but interestingly enough didn't find 45 minutes to mow my yard until today.

I didn't trim the edges, but I did get the yard mowed. Even that looks goo gobs better! And my doggie doesn't have to risk spraining a doggie ankle navigating the terrain.

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BELTONWALKER67 5/21/2012 8:32AM

    Procrastination is something I work on daily. My "To Do" list just continues to grow. But, it does feel so good when we actually do it! One day at a time & one "To Do At A Time"! We will succeed!

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    Your so right! I bet both you and the dog will feel better. emoticon

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New Toy

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Not long ago I got me a new pedometer (I call them stepometers, because they measure the steps we take). I finally found one I actually like!

In years past, I've bought different ones that have either fallen off the second time I sat down, stood up... Or counted steps while I've done nothing but sat in a chair, then not counted steps when I went up and down a flight of stairs... So frustrating!!

Well, with this new toy of mine, I don't have those issues anymore. This new one has a really sturdy belt clip - PLUS an additional backup clip. It had the easiest set up for a stepometer I've come across in all the ones I remember using before. Easy to read feedback (they keep it simple). Nice size readout. Keeps track of my steps for the previous seven days.

Can you tell I like my new toy??

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BELTONWALKER67 5/20/2012 9:56AM

    Yes, I feel naked without my pedometer. Thanks for the tip. My WW one is several years old and the clip is broken. So will head to Walgreens when this one finally hits the dust! Have a great day!

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RAYNAC3 5/20/2012 12:50AM

    It is an OMRON (HJ-303). Got it at Walgreen's - they have everything in that store.

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MYSPARKLER 5/20/2012 12:09AM

    I love new toys! So glad it works well for you. What kind is it?

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FLYINGCRANE 5/19/2012 10:27PM

    That's great! These tools are supposed to work for us, not against us. Glad you found one that stays on and is easy to read. :o)

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MAMABUGAZ 5/19/2012 10:00PM

    Sounds alot like my OMRON brand. The only brand I've used for over 10 years.

~ Faith

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TAMPATINK67 5/19/2012 9:57PM

    Awesome - a new toy that also supports a healthy lifestyle!

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