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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Week's go by pretty quickly it seems. Supposed to get in the 100's here today. Usually we don't see too many days in that heat. Usually in the high 90's during the summer.

Two weeks and my daughter and her boyfriend coming to visit for a long weekend. One of her good friends came down to visit for a week and EJ really got attached to her little girls. Thought it would be the boys...but Kinsley snuggled into the crook of his arm and melted his heart. He wants to be here to help celebrate her 1st birthday. He will be a good daddy someday. Looking forward to spending time with them.

Today we say goodbye to co-worker. She has decided to be a full time MOM. I'm so happy for her. Their only child they can have...I know it was a tough decision...but it's the right one and she won't regret it. They are little for just a short amount of time. Interesting how far we've come...we was the greatest source of stress in my life...the thorn in my side. She was so difficult to work with. She had some major changes in her life, change of attitude and she has been pleasant to work with the last couple of months. In the back of my mind I always wondered when the old co-worker would pop back in and was cautious..but it was a pleasant change. Don't have to be best buddies...just work together. We will miss her.

Again change...been busier at work...wonder how all the changes will effect us? We handled it while co-worker was off for health issues and so we can do it. Pam and I are good friends and we work well together. We sometimes butt heads but we are friends and when we clash one of us brings it up and we laugh...yes we were getting too intense.

Off to make it a great day!

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EDITOR 6/28/2012 6:33AM

    So much to be thankful for! Thanks for communicating with me each morning, friend!

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Well here we are at mid week! Co-worker was going to go with me last night but something came up. Really enjoy the time by myself...enjoyed looking through the used book store and came out with some books....but the trade was even as I took some no money spent on that transaction. Enjoy looking through Trader Joe's and finding some healthy foods to take home. Picked up some gluten free bread for co-worker.

Still been busy at work. Time will tell how things go when the other co-worker leaves. She's only been part time...we'll see. Seems like there has been so much change since we've gotten there...

Hoping to get in a noon time walk. Was able to yesterday and I enjoy the break.

Off to make it a great day!

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NYKIMMIE 6/27/2012 6:29AM

    Have a great day!Enjoy your noon time walk. emoticon

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EDITOR 6/27/2012 6:09AM

    Love time by myself too. I know you will make it a wonderful Wednesday and so will I.
Wish we had a Traders Joe near us.
Hoping your hubby is staying positive about job hunt. When mine reached the sixties in age he had to take on a job that was 1/3 of his salary. Yep, you read it right. It just prepared us to make ends meet on a lot less. AND God still provided through extra-ordinary ways.

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DGFOWLER 6/27/2012 6:06AM

    I understand all of this and more. As for the walking break I answer phones and we get paid a straight 8 hours if we answer the phones while we are at lunch. I hop into the bathroom thought and do wall pushups.. lol.. and a 1 and a 2 and a 3.. lol..

Have a great day ~ Donna

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Well we made it through Monday. It was very busy at work. Boss got his money's worth out of us. Still ended working over. Hope that isn't a sign of what is coming up when co-worker leaves. I was beat when I got home and still had a meeting at 7:30. Made it through it and finally got home around 9:30 or so.

Have hair appointment tonight after work. Since it is a ways away I also get to stop by the used book store and Trader Joe's. Makes for a full night ---too---but enjoy stocking up on some items at Trader Joe's and trading in some books at the used book store. For some reason this whole week is one thing after another.

Off to make it a great day!

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EDITOR 6/26/2012 5:59AM

    9:30 pm you would hear me cutting zzz's. Long day for you, but always productive!

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DGFOWLER 6/26/2012 5:53AM

    It may be busy, but think of what you are going to accomplish in the span of a week. Also, if you keep busy you won't have the time to overeat and with extra walking in and out of stores you can get some more exercise time in. WooHoo.. a win-win situation. Have a great Tuesday Kathleen ~ Donna

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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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