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Magnificent Monday

Monday, June 25, 2012

Met up with son and daughter in law for dinner last night. We met about in the middle between the two of us. Had a nice evening.

Got out for an afternoon walk yesterday on the bike trail. It was a warm day but the trail is shaded and made for a nice walk. Ponder work and life right now. Still not loving my job...even when co-worker who used to give me fits is leaving...the last few months she has been pleasant to work with. My goal this year is to have a "Right Attitude" and right now it's not so good. Seems like contant is life get over it. Have to readjust my attitude...take an attitude check. Felt frustrated with Mom...can't change her only can change my atttitude and my reactions to what comes at me. Pondered what I would like to be doing with my life right now. Seems like life is zooming by and I'm stuck doing a job I don't like. Maybe when Hubby gets a job I won't feel so much pressure.

My patience with Mom wore thin yesterday. Of course we always have to play the game...where do you want to eat...anywhere you want...what about here.....NO, okay what about there....NO OK where do you want to eat.....anywhere you want....UGH. So we ended up at Frisch's buffet. That way she has no waiting and she tends to eat more variety...and so do I. But that way she gets fruit, meat, eggs etc. She really ate a lot yesterday. Haven't taken her out in 3 weeks as she's been under the weather. The whole while we have to hear that this is all she will eat for the rest of the day. When I talk to her this morning she'll tell me what she had to eat....afterwards. Not sure why but some days I'm patient and others I tire of the games we have to play. We like to get her out to eat at least once a week to make sure she is eating and eating a variety of things. Sometimes she really eats good and we wonder if she's not really eating at home. Hubby keeps an eye on her food usuage as he takes her to grocery and helps her put things away. Oh well...I keep thinking I don't want to be that way with my kids...probably already am....UGH! Last night I told my son I wasn't picking where we ate....I didn't care where...I just had done enough picking for one day. So they picked. But I didn't make them repick...what they picked was fine....I just wanted to see them.

Busy week ahead...when isn't it? Club meeting tonight, tomorrow night hair etc. etc.

Having a going away lunch for co-worker who's leaving to stay home with her daughter. Gotta run card by other office this AM and still hit the drycleaners. Go! Go! Go!

Off to make it a great day!

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SCTRACKER 6/25/2012 11:14AM


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RAPUNZEL53 6/25/2012 6:15AM

  Good Luck!

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EDITOR 6/25/2012 6:11AM

    Very rough and tough times for you lately, Kathleen. Others depend on you probably far too much. That is how it was for me for a long time. Entraptment by others expecting way too much and prayers waiting for them to be fulfilled, is a part of the Christain lifestyle.

What I think is thrilling is that you have this avenue on SP to blog out your feelings instead of suffering or questioning alone.

You are a woman of Christ. Go and be blessed by Him this day is my prayer for you, Amen

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Sunday Thoughts

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Had a nice day yesterday. Took Mom to Farmer's Market and Antique/Art show. The downtown part of down was all blocked off for it. Was a gorgeous day. Got Mom to walk for two hours. Did her good. She isn't walking much...says she is but you can tell she isn't really tottery and has difficulty going up and down curbs. Whenever that starts happening I know we gotta get her Back to Curves and build up her core again. Think she had a nice time seeing all the antiques etc.

Hubby and i took a ride through the coutryside after that. Gorgeous weather! Enjoyed the ride through the countryside.

Have vague plans to meet up with son and daughter in law this weekend...we'll see how that goes.

Hubby's been sick with check cold and feeling better but...Oh how noisy he is at night!

Off to make it a great day!

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MFLYNN8 6/24/2012 12:11PM

    What an eventful and relaxing time!

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/24/2012 9:06AM

    So wonderful to have time with family!

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SONSHINESUSAN 6/24/2012 7:32AM


sounds like you had a glorious day!
Hope your hubby feels better real soon.

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EDITOR 6/24/2012 6:42AM

    Making Mom walk and getting her out is so wonderful of you! Antiques conjour up a lot of memories too.

Sorry hubby has a cold. Nothing worse than a summer cold and it is now officially summer.

Glad you were able to enjoy country views on your ride. Nothing warms my heart faster than that.

Enjoy what today might bring you!

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Fabulous Thursday

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Made it to Thursday! Been super busy at work and my work is piling up all around me. Hopefully I can get some of it cleaned away.

Former Co-worker stopped by yesterday...missed the old team...oh well we keep moving forward.

Knees are doing OK. Not sure what flared them up but takes awhile to get them calmed back down again.

Enjoyed a lunchtime walk yesterday. Was in the 90's but there was a breeze. Sun felt good.

Off to make it a great day!

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LDMCNIEL 6/21/2012 8:30PM

    emoticon. Great attitude!

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ANATASHIKI 6/21/2012 11:46AM

    take care of those knees, remember they usually need some time to recover completeley and don't force yourself emoticon

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NEW_PARADIGM 6/21/2012 9:26AM

    Great attitude -- hope your day finishes strong!

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SONSHINESUSAN 6/21/2012 7:25AM


I'm glad that your knees are feeling better, that's good.
Hope you don't mind my adding you as a friend, we are on the Winners For God team.

blessings, Sue

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LINDAMARIEZ1 6/21/2012 5:59AM

    I love your attitude! Havr a grand weekend!

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MARYJOANNA 6/21/2012 5:54AM

  You certainly live an interesting life! You have a wonderful attitude.

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ALBAUGHMO 6/21/2012 5:50AM

  you have a great positive attitude. i wish you the best and admire your outlook on living. emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 6/21/2012 5:45AM

    Thanks for rising early and coming by my blog. Thanks for being a woman of Christ. Thanks for being my SP friend. Thanks for sharing your busy life each day with me. Thank you for giving me opportunity to pray for you and your family. Thank you for letting your life shine so that others are attracted to the Jesus in you.
God continue to bless and guide, Kathleen!

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Wednesday Wackiness!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Went to early meeting for my boss this AM so kinda threw everything out of order for the day! Enjoy going to the BNI meetings though. Motivates me and encourages me. BNI is a business networking meeting and I went in place of my boss.

Hubby found out yesterday the one job that he interviewed for is no longer interested in him. At least he knows definitely...sometimes you never hear back. Still has one in the wings and still trying to apply for other positions. He was down some yesterday. We prayed for God's will...before the phone interview...and afterwards....yet I know it gets discouraging trying to find where God wants us/him. He feels like he let me down...again. I believe he did his wasn't the right fit...but at times I get discouraged...will he ever find work again??? I try never to voice those thoughts to him...but journal it and pray about it. The load of being the only breadwinner is wearing me down...yet I try to remember that we have "enough to meet our needs". God has always been faithful. I just know my hubby has a lot to offer a company...he's not finished yet...and it's hard to find a place hiring now a he has physical limitations and he's 58. Discouraging time for many people. I grumble about my job and yet I have a job that keeps us from going under...enough to meet part of our needs although our savings are dwindling and that bothers my hubby...but like I said we have enough to meet our needs and occasionally help others.

Thought about what we could do or start on our own but haven't come up with anything...

God is teaching us to lean totally on Him and we are. He is always faithful.

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ANATASHIKI 6/21/2012 11:59AM

    I hope he'll find a job soon emoticon

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AVANELL 6/20/2012 5:04PM

    God never fails to care for His own.

Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.

I know it's difficult but keep looking to the Lord and praise Him through the storm and He will take you through to the other side safely!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/20/2012 3:13PM

    My husband has gone through similar bouts of unemployment and having a hard time finding work, in spite of excellent skills. Whenever I have started stressing about finances and talk to God about it, though, the question "Do you have enough for today?" is always "yes!" We are not promised what tomorrow will bring, only Who holds us and tomorrow in His hands. God has a plan; do not lose heart!

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EDITOR 6/20/2012 2:34PM

    It is so difficult to stay positive over unemployment, but a right fit in a job is worth it. Praying with you that an effectual door of opportunity will open soon for DH.

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MEGCJONES 6/20/2012 2:08PM

    i'm unemployed as well and it can be really challenging - it's hard to stay positive and trust god, but he's faithful. don't lose heart - he's got a plan! will be praying for your family.

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MOMMY445 6/20/2012 10:49AM

    i fully agree. you will succeed in whatever you choose to do! have a terrific day!

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Ironic changes in life

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Well yesterday was a surprise...the co-worker I used to struggle with...she was so difficult for me to work with before her baby was born...then since her baby was born she has been such a different person...I was still cautious...but she was pleasant to work with....turned in her resignation yesterday. She was such a thorn in my side for so long and I allowed her to make myself miserable. Figured it would be me leaving and not her. Now I wonder how much of her work will be piled on to co-worker and I? Doubt that he is looking to replace her. We are never happy are we? God sometimes grants what we desire and it still doesn't make us happy...we think Now what will I do? Sort of really wishing it was me leaving instead. Oh well we keep plugging a long. Who knows what adventure is yet ahead.

Having staff meeting at lunchtime at O'Charlie's. Not sure how we can have a staff meeting there. We had more of a staff meeting when we met at a meeting room at a hotel but everyone had to get there early in the AM and for some that is he changed it to different restaurants.

Really struggling with my knees. They do OK but still not feeling back to "normal" whatever that feels anymore.

Off to make it a great day!

Found out Daughter and her boyfriend will be coming home for a short weekend in July for her BFF's daughter's first birthday and then she'll come back in September for a week or so. Looking so forward to having her home for awhile. Love to get my arms around my daughter.

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SUPER_ACE115 6/20/2012 2:11AM

    My co-worker and I were just having a similar chat ~~ another co-worker has changed since having a baby. Mommyhood just does something to people. :)

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MRE1956 6/19/2012 6:27AM

    Think of this as a "breath of fresh air", even if only for a short time - I know only too well how toxic coworkers can make working for a living downright horrible!

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DGFOWLER 6/19/2012 6:05AM

    Perhaps co-worker leaving means a promotion for you. You have struggled a long time w/her there. It will no longer be an issue for you. Have a great time with your daughter. Have a blessed day Kathleen. Donna

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EDITOR 6/19/2012 5:48AM

    Count the co-worker leaving as a blessing in disguise!

Anytime you can spend with a bloodline child is an obvious blessing.

You are just so wonderful, Kathleen, that I have to count my blessings in knowing you.

God watch over us. Amen

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