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Heading away for the day with family....Yeah!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm ready to get the heck out of dodge today! Love these days. Taking off like its a long vaca with no packing :). Lake Placid is like that. Just far enough away that ...Oh darn no cell service here in the mountains :). Close enough that we can be home before 8pm with a full day to relax. Birthday party went really well yesturday. Stayed a couple hours and had to leave for Church :). Found out that supposedly messed up sister inlaw left abusive heroin addict again. He can't be at the baby's Christening because social worker says he isn't allowed around the baby. Yeah!!!! So we will be there. Of course it is a month away so who knows what will be by then. I won't worry about that though. Life is too short. Stomache is off today because of the crap I ate last night :(. I will get it together. At least I am still on with workouts. Have a good day my friends!

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MRDPOLING 5/22/2011 6:24PM

    Sounds like fun!

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ANNESYLVIA 5/22/2011 4:58PM

    A day to focus on your family and yourself. Enjoy the day trip. Forget sister-in-laws baby daddy and forget any other worries.

hugs, Anne

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_LINDA 5/22/2011 11:27AM

    Enjoy your day!
I too, am getting a rare day away with my brother and his wife (but no kids) and going up to my sister's farm. She has a hot tub. I know where I will be spending my time :)) Got two hours of a cross country hike in this morning so exercise is in. Plan to eat light with sister as she is on the healthy food wagon too. Sun is out, no wind, perfect weather!
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HIPPIECHIC68 5/22/2011 10:12AM

    Enjoy your day! emoticon

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Good morning boys and girls...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

All is well here in Upstate New York. Heading to my hip hop class soon. Happy for that. I'm a little achey so ready to dance whatever that is out of me. Food choices were pretty good yesturday. I ate good choices but more than I should have because of nerves. Had to pick out rugs and flooring for the kitchen. Really don't enjoy decision making. Oh well. We have samples here and will sit with them for a while. I have my nephews sons bday party today. I will be happy when that is over. Lots of drama over there and cringe to think about it. Josh is having friends over for a fright fest of movies tonight :). That should be fun :). We may go to Lake Placid tomorrow for the day. We love it there :). Have a great day!

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OLDERTWIN1 5/22/2011 11:34AM

    Ooooo lake Placid.....I saw that movie...I hope the real thing is more relaxing then what was in the movie!! :) LOL

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VBPARROTHEAD 5/21/2011 8:37PM

  The closest my husband and I have ever come to divorce was decision making over "decorating"! Hope it isn't too hard to decide!

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TABBYARTS 5/21/2011 12:08PM

    Lake Placid should provide a nice recharge to your spirit!

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Won't let the family drama in...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Omg had such an awesome Zumba class last night!!!! Really expended alot of energy and left feeling spent and great!!! Joe has some work today but it should only be the morning. My sister inlaw brought some more drama to us last night. She called about a Christening date for her daughter. My kids have said if the father, who is an abusive herione addicted theif is there they will politely send a fruit basket but will not be attending. It's not until June 26th so we have time before we really have to deal with it. I just don't want to start obsessing over it. I got caught in her messed up life about 2 years ago and I can't go there again. I have enough on my plate. I will let Joe deal with this. I need to let it go. Control issues set in. I will pray. Love that Serenity prayer. :) Have a good day my friends! Food was awesome yesturday. Made some fantastic Barbaque chicken with veggies. Yum!

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I just came through enough drama to last me a life time! If you know what this is going to do to you; mind body, spirit, the stress levels it is definitely best to steer clear of it at all costs.
My drama was trying to help a paranoid pessimist who in the end didn't appreciate one damn thing I did for her. She was new to the town, had absolutely nobody and was feeling alienated. Her paranoia was she totally thought the entire town didn't want her there. She wasn't accepted. The more time I spent with her the more I needed to stay way from her She totally drained me of all energy. She was an energy taker!
She was also a pothead and a drinker.
I pulled out yesterday! I wanted no further part of it! It wasn't worth it! There's some people in this world family or not we just can't associate ourselves with.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/20/2011 12:01PM

    I agree that it is wise to let Joe handle the matter, after all it is his sister.

I am glad Zumba was fun and that you are eating healthy again. If only I could follow your lead!


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BESTSUSIEYET 5/20/2011 10:12AM

    I, too, am working on NOT letting family drama control my life. A friend told me yesterday that a problem is something you can do something about. The rest is just a fact of life and can be set aside. Managed a good conversation with sisters last week because I decided ahead that getting them to agree with me, and do what I think is needed, was NOT my goal. I went in to gently lay out some issues and possible consequences. That much I was able to do. They are not taking it to heart (at least right now) but the decision is theirs, and it will be them facing the cinsequences, not me. I came home with more peace than I've had after a family meeting in years! God bless you!

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VBPARROTHEAD 5/20/2011 9:38AM

  Letting Joe deal with also might keep you from looking like the "bad guy", key word being "Might". You are smart to stay away from the drama as much as youcan. enough drama finds us without our jumping into the middle of something that we know is more than we want to deal with. Life hands us enough without making more for ourselves. emoticon

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IILAAD65 5/20/2011 9:35AM

    I think working out at zumba gave you great insight.. woohoo!!!

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/20/2011 8:26AM

    I think it's great that you are aware of the situation being more than you would like to be involved in...letting Jim deal with it seems reasonable since it is his sister...and...that allows you to keep your sanity! That is *always* a good thing...

Thanks, too, for your words about letting all these new emotions simmer before acting upon them...I will let myself experience them without jumping to conclusions to what they might mean... emoticon

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NYKIMMIE 5/20/2011 7:40AM

    I havent tried Zumba yet,sounds like a great stress reliever and fun too. emoticon

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The slip has set in.....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ok Snookums! Get it together! You are looking good! Lets not let this weather give you permission to plunge into bad food! This week I have eaten practically everything that I have given up a year ago! Fries on Tuesday. White roll, pizza, garlic knot for dinner last night. Omg! Fighting a stomache thing and comforting myself with bad food. I will do better today. I'm going to my Zumba class tonight with my crazy fun instructor. She will kick my butt so that is good. Josh is home today with same stomache thing. His turn... Hubby has been working like a dog. I don't know how he does it. We will be going to Colorado June 21st through the 24th. That will be great for him. I"m looking forward to some quiet time with him. He is at basketball now which I'm so happy he is diligent with. He's been playing with the same guys for about 8 years now. Such a great outlet for him. I need to grocery shop today. I need some chicken breast and pork tenderloin. Have a good day my friends.

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/20/2011 8:31AM

    Have fun in Colorado! You will have a blast...we just got snow again yesterday...

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MRDPOLING 5/19/2011 9:11PM

    slip sliding away

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HARTKITTY 5/19/2011 12:39PM

    Its great that you and Joe can have time out for yourselves, but it is hard to stay on a diet and exercise program while on holiday. so be as good as you can But as Spark teaches take the time out to build important relationships that you need

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ANNESYLVIA 5/19/2011 12:18PM

    Glad to hear you are letting go about slipping up!

I never thought about it being the weather. I been quite the naughty lady myself with the food situation. Even when I eat the good or healthy stuff I seem to forget portion size control. I am small and not tall and the potions are not quite matching me. emoticon

Enjoy your time with DH this June.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/19/2011 7:50AM

    I've been slipping lately too, and I don't have a stomach bug as an excuse. For me, I think it was a matter of feeling too confident and letting down my guard. Now I've opened my Pandora's box of bad eating habits, and I'm having a hard time shutting it again.

Setback's are all part of the game though. Let's get ourselves back on track! We can do it, we just have to make ourselves do it. :-)

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BD3269PM 5/19/2011 7:14AM

    Enjoy your day! don't be so hard on yourself. Today is a new beginning. Eat healthy and keep on moving. Slow and steady. emoticon

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Rain, rain go away....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yes more rain!!!! Well, I went to my therapist with my mom today. Don't know how successful it was. I know she was on the defensive. I guess we will see. Still not myself since the migrane yesturday. The weather doesn't help :(. Haven't been great with food yesturday or today. I could've been worse but I definitely could have been better. No dance tonight. The instructor has something going on. Bummer. Just getting through today. Not my best. Hope my friends find themselves in a better place.

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KIMDONN 5/18/2011 11:18PM

    I too and sick of all this rain and they are saying two more days of crazy all week rain:( Putting a damper on my walking this week, hope it stops soon.

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KAILYNSTAR 5/18/2011 9:40PM

    Rain makes a person feel humdrum after a while. I know that where I live, we could sure use some. Crazy how the weather is across North America with the flooding yet, here I am in a area that has a provincial wide fire ban.

Go figure.

As for your Mom, of course she is being defensive. I am sure that there are lots of thoughts going through her mind that she would rather not say in front of you. She needs to work this out with the therapist alone and you in the waiting room.

Ah, Who knows?

Sorry that you have a migraine, but I am sure that things will look up for you sooner or later.

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CATSPAW65 5/18/2011 8:02PM

    Even here in "paradise" AKA Hawaii it has rained daily for the past month. emoticon

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MRDPOLING 5/18/2011 7:45PM

    Kinda like the rain right now as I just put lots of plants in the ground.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/18/2011 7:00PM

    I am not aware why your mom needs to see a therapist but defensive or not at least she was willing to go. They are from a generation that feels they need to do things themselves with no outside help. Hopefully if there is a next time she will be more open.

I am real tired of the rain emoticonbut on the brighter side it is better than all the snow we got this past winter. emoticon

I had to miss both Zumba and kickboxing this week. I am planning to go swimming on Thursday.

Enjoy your evening.

BTW: Was not Glee heartbreaking? I literally had tears in my eyes. My daughter was so confused. She did not understand why the coach was rough on the little cheerleader. I tried to explain but she kept saying "but mommy they look nothing alike!" emoticonChildren just don't see anything different. Bless their little hearts.

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