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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I got called into work from 2-10 and had to ride the bus so I ended up 10 minutes late. I explained to my boss how I was just learning how to ride the bus and he said, "no worries"! I have a great boss! I got a lot of walking to get to work and I do a whole lot of walking at work so I think I will easily get in my 5,000 steps ( I forgot my pedometer). I sure need the extra hours to help pay for my car to get repaired so I am so happy he called me in tonight! My son is going to pick me up since most of the busses quit running at 9 pm now because of all the cutbacks they have had to do here in Sacramento. I really feel for one of my coworkers who always takes the bus and the train to and from work!

I have done really good on my eating today, and only one pepsi, I need to quit pepsi someday soon too:) When I quit smoking I will quit drinking pepsi because there is nothing like an ice cold pepsi and a cigarette! Same with coffee, I will probably have to give that up too! Oh well, neither one is good for me, so it will be a win-win-win situation:)

I did the introduction and the first discussion thread at school today. It felt good to be "back in the saddle again". I really like having other things to think about besides the house, the bills, and my car! I really enjoy school and am glad I decided to go back!

  
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JULIAOAK 2/16/2011 4:57PM

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First day of school:)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I was able to log in my first dy of college and do the introduction thread. The class doesn't actually start tomorrow. I am really feeling a whole lot nervous about this and hope I have made the right decision! I guess I will know more by this time next week:)

Tomorrow it is supposed to rain pretty good in Sacramento and I get to venture out on the bus once again. It turns out the CV axle in my car is broken, but my son-in-law said he may be able to fix it for me, yay! That will save me a lot of money if he can! I just paid my car off last October and was afraid of something happening to it, but at least it doesn't seem to be something major!

I really need the exercise of riding the bus as I found out that I have gained 15 pounds since I got sick around the 10th of January. It is that darned prednisone! I really hate that medicine but it helps me to breathe, so I cannot hate it too much!

I really need to get motivated again! I am feeling much better and feel like I should be doing a lot more exercise than what I have been doing. I can't wait until next Saturday when the 15% Winter Challenge begins! I am very competitive and know it will motivate me to try to keep up with everybody else doing the challenge:)

Go Cloverleaf's! (that's the team I am on for the challenge)

  
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JULIAOAK 2/15/2011 5:00PM

    Hi there, I am on the cloverleaf team as well and can't wait till the challenge starts proper on saturday!! Look forward to getting to know you.
What class are you doing at college? emoticon

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GWENAEL 2/15/2011 1:54PM

  Wow! Super excited for you! Enjoy every minute of it! Hope he can help you with your car and save you some money!

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MISS_VIV 2/15/2011 11:55AM

    Awesome start to the next step in your education.
YOU CAN DO IT.
School - work - and using public transportation............What a great experience.
Good luck with the challenge.

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MELLIL 2/15/2011 11:09AM

    LOL! A broken ANY kind of axle sounds pretty SERIOUS to me!!! But I know nothing...

I'm competitive too - and we had a lot of fun challenging each other to do different things the last challenge! I think you're really going to enjoy this! GOOOO CLOVERS! emoticon

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SSGAVIN 2/15/2011 10:26AM

    Congratulations on starting school! I know how hard it is to go back and the challenges you will face but you can do it.Just like losing weight and working out, take it one day at a time.
Hmm, riding the bus provides an opportunity for exercise. Great way to make the best of a icky situation - keep thinking positive thoughts! emoticon

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ONe minute prayers for women-by Hope Lyda, page 94

Sunday, February 13, 2011

When my timeline, career, family life, and spiritual walk are going as planned, I accept Your ways, Lord. I rest in how rewarding my faith can be. But when I face hardship, I assume You have left me or have caused me pain. I know this is not truth. You do not give us more than we are able to bear, God, help me sense Your active presence. Teach me Your mercy so that I never question it again. Give my heart a measure of promise to keep me going.

Plant in me a trust that will take firm root. Help me recall the previous times when difficulties turned into lessons, strength, and even blessing. May I see every obstacle as an opportunity to accept all that You have for me. Amen

  
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MIMULUSBUG 2/14/2011 1:48AM

    Beautiful words!

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Quick blog!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I got a prescription for Chantix today! I won't be able to get it filled until I get my income tax return, but at least I have it! I also got a card with a code on it so I can call 1-800-NOBUTTS and get the patch! Yay! There is hope for me yet:)

I spent all day at the clinic, didn't get home until 2 pm, after working all night, so I ended up over sleeping and was an hour late for work:(
I called my boss and he was really great about me being late. This is the first time I have ever been late, so he was very reasonable about it. I really hate being late though!

  
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MELLIL 2/13/2011 5:43PM

    I know how you feel! I always hated being late too. I was the one that was always there half an hour early -- just to get "settled in" before my day started!

GOOD FOR YOU getting the Chantix! We have a program at our local hospital that PROVIDES the Chantix FREE as long as you take their smoking cessation classes. I think it's sponsored through the state -- but it MIGHT be federal. You should look into that! emoticon

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Lots of exercise today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Today I was going to have a leisurely day-or so I thought! I decided to take the bus to the store. A short little trip that would be fun, the store is only about a couple of miles down the road. Well, I got on the bus and made it to the store just fine, then I ended buying more than I had planned, and ended up with my backpack full of fresh vegetables and fruit plus two bags of groceries I would have to carry, plus I found out it cost $2.50 every time you get on the bus, so it was $5.00 to go there and come back! When I got off the bus it was practically in front of the store, but....when I came out of the store and looked for the bus stop going back the other way, I couldn't see one anywhere! I walked up the street and around the corner, and still no bus stop in sight! A young man pointed out where there was one down the other street so I walked over there only to find out it was going the opposite way of where I wanted. So then I walked back to the store, across the street, and started walking in the direction of home. Finally, I saw the bus stop, but it was still a ways away! I made it there, but my back was drenched in sweat from the weight of the vegetables in it and the sun was shining bright the whole time! I did make home ok, but boy am I tired! Which is a good thing, because I have to work from 10pm-6am again, and this time I think I will be able to take a good long nap before I go to work! So all in all it turned out for the best! Good exercise and a good nap in a few minutes!

  
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GETDONE 2/12/2011 5:14PM

    I did the same thing many years ago. I decided to go shopping taking the bus because my 3 year old wanted to ride a bus.
While shopping I forgot that I did not bring my car and had a cart full of groceries---amazing enough we got it all on the buss and the buss stopped not too far from my home and the older children came and helped us carry the bags home.

LOL---thanks for a fun memory!!!

It takes a while to get used to the buss--if you need help with a schedule they are so kind on the telephone--they help any way that they can. emoticon emoticon

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MELLIL 2/11/2011 7:58PM

    LOL! The only thing that would have made it better is if it was PLANNED. And enjoyable! However... we take exercise where we can GET it - right? Hope you had a GOOD nap! emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 2/11/2011 7:28PM

    You got in your exercise whether you planned to or not. LOL That's the way I feel about the 28 stairs I have to climb to get from where my washer and dryer is to the bedrooms upstairs. I make those trips count. Hope by the time you see this you will have had some good sleep. I know I will tonight!
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MISS_VIV 2/11/2011 7:19PM

    Sounds like a little more than leisurely to me. Remember to take your list next time. LOL

HUGS

Don't work too hard tonight.

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