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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Just learned last night of my dear Uncle (I had just visited my aunt) passing. Not sure if we'll make the trip back for his funeral or not...will have to find out the arrangements. My family is dwindling. Talked with cousin and he's in a much better place now. Now they are looking forward to spoiling my aunt some now that she'll be free to do things with some of her kids.

No news on the job front for hubby. They said if he didn't hear from them the process is over. Don't know if they are slow or it's over. Not sure I like this new way of dealing with interviewing. Used to be you got a form letter or something.

Have been asked to teach a Tuesday night Bible study at church. Have decided to give up Praise Team for awhile and get back into leading Ladies Bible Studies. When I didn't work I regularly lead them but it's been awhile so we'll see how it goes.

Mom was a little under the weather. Was afraid she'd caught a cold at the celebration as it was held outdoors...but hubby was over with repairman for water softener and she felt better and had perked right up. Said she'd been up all night throwing up. Not sure what that was all about...probably from too many sweets and not enough good food...but she complains of that occasionally and not sure what all is going on. She is not loosing weight. I get concerned about her food intake. Hubby says she seems to eat enough to go to grocery but don't think she's eating too much variety any more. She eats salads and put some veggies in that and deli meats...but her diet is mostly soft foods...yogurt, cereals, applesauce, potato salads etc. Wish she would eat a little more meats or beans in her diet but you can't make her. Maybe she was just tired out from being outside in the air for 2 1/2 hours. I know the air and doing something would wear her out.

Having a community night this Friday night in our little town. If the weather permits will try and get her out. They have a music group perform and block off the street. Usually a swing band or country band that entertains with lots of the community coming out. WE haven't made it to one this year. Some weeks it was way too hot to have her out. The shops are open later and there are often carriage rides and refreshments. We take our lawn chairs and enjoy some time together. Hope it works out this week. Getting out will do us all good.

Yesterday was crazy at work. We were slammed. Worked until around 6 last night. It was non--stop all day. Went to bank and planned to go to lunch and walk but didn't want to leave co-worker...so picked her something up and went back and ate my lunch at my desk. Released 5 policies myself and that is unusual for me. Hopefully today will be a little slower so we can catch up with everything. I came home absolutely beat and Mom didn't want to go to Curves and I was glad as I came home and collapsed.

Getting my hair cut after work. It is always fun and time alone. Get to stop by Trader Joe's and pick up some things and the used book store. Makes for a long but fun evening for myself.

  
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EDITOR 9/11/2012 6:06AM

    So much news. My sympathy, and as a Christian, joy over one going home.
Water softener repair bill $96. something yesterday. Almost looking forward to apartment dwelling as now I have to call for a plumber bill.
Once waited 6 weeks for an interested employer to get back to me. Who knows, although I know it is frustrating.
Wonderful news on leading a Bible Study again, Kathleen. I learn so much when that is what i do. Either way, you are blessed.
Community night sounds like so much fun. I just don't like evenings or finding parking places at dusk.
Hoping work will be slower paced today.
Hoping to see a pic of your new hair-do!
God bless you today, and be assured I listen to you.







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Magnificient Monday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Seventeen days until daughter comes home for a week. Looking forward to time with her.

Took Mom to a 20th anniversary of their Retirement Complex yesterday afternoon. It was very nice and she grumbled the whole time. It was outdoors under big tents. All she would eat was mac and cheese cookies and cake. I know I shouldn't care and roll with it. It just seemed to aggrevate me. They had a German band playing and she seemed to enjoy it although she said it was too loud but she didn't want to leave and we stayed until they finished. She was grumbling about everything. I lost my knack of entertaining her yesterday. Hubby teased with her and made her smile some. Where did my sense of humor go?

Ready to start a new week with a positive attitude. Planning to get Mom to Curves a couple of times this week...

  
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EDITOR 9/10/2012 11:52AM

    Too hard on yourself! Just go with the flow!

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CAT609 9/10/2012 7:13AM

    You did your best. Don't let her get you down.

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DGFOWLER 9/10/2012 6:03AM

    Kathleen. I doubt very much that you lost your sense of humor, more like you are a busy lady with a work schedule, home duties and mom duties. That in itself can sap you out. Happy to see however that you continue to keep mom and yourself motivated by going to Curves. Have a great week!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Sunday Morning

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Made it through the car show. Got to walk around so it wasn't so boring. Didn't buy anything just walked. Was a gorgeous day! Came home and had a nice chat on the phone with my daughter. Only 18 more days and she'll be home....looking forward to time with her again.

Today open house for Mom's retirement community at 4 pm. Makes for a hectic day and a weekend gone before I know it. Praise Team this morning at 8:30 - 12:00.

Off to Praise God!

  
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EDITOR 9/9/2012 6:29AM

    Busy, but good day ahead. I got up so early my day is almost shot. emoticon

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Fabulous Friday!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Dragged myself to work this AM....you just never know how it will go. Boss came and stayed for 1/2 the day. Been working on remembering a policy holder's name. I used to know it...but last time I posted it on my bulletin board..when he came in I said...why there is............He clutched his heart and said...know I know I'm important. People care when you can name them by name. Also remembered another policy holders name. Today I was on a roll. Those things really made my day. I made a difference to someone else. Felt good.

Got a letter from my cousin...my visit to my aunt really made her day. It did me a world of good. Need to call her and made an effort to send a note more often. I let life get in the way...at 90 who knows how much more time she has.

Was listening to motivational blog tonight...when we start giving back to others...our lives change. Maybe I need to focus on that at work...helping others instead of plodding through each day...struggling to get through each day. Instead focus on helping others and see where that takes me...Really working on my attitude this year and it's been a struggle. I used to be more optimistic...but just feel tired. Don't feel like I"m able to do what I'd like to do and end up doing things I'm not good at and it fills up my time.....things to ponder.

Have a car show with hubby tomorrow. May catch up with son and daughter in law sometime in there if it works out.

Need to practice music for Sunday....

  
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EDITOR 9/8/2012 1:54AM

    You can make a difference, Kathleen!

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Adventure over - back to work

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Made it home around 7 pm last night. We had a wonderful time. Got to visit with my 90 year old aunt. She is such an upbeat person. She doesn't look 90 and certainly doesn't act like it.. She walks to nursing home daily to visit my uncle. Always has a smile. She said Monday was Laborless Day. What a graceful way to age...

We went shopping one day, visited my aunt and my best friend's Mom and brother and on Tuesday we adventured to 2 of the 4 covered bridges in Missouri. What a shame people have to write graffity and one had a lot on it but the other one was in better shape. What fun to adventure and explore new places.

Really relaxed. On the trip home I felt so calm. Lots of laughter and fun. My friend's Mom is 83 and she is aging gracefully. She is so much fun. Quite a character. They motivate me to age still having fun in my life. You never get too old for that.

Will be at work by myself this AM. Co-worker going to district meeting with boss until 1 pm or so. Hard to want to get back to work. Have a long evening as we have Praise Team practise tonight

Off to make it a fun filled day with a right attitude!

  
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ABETTERBETTY 9/6/2012 10:56PM

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself. I just came through Sikeston, MO over the weekend. Where are the bridges? I'm looking for a place to stop on the way to Ohio next year.

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MNABOY 9/6/2012 8:22AM

    Great trip! Where are the covered bridges in MO?

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MRE1956 9/6/2012 6:27AM

    It's always wonderful to hear good news about seniors doing so well with their lives! May they continue on their great life journeys for as long a time as possible!

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EDITOR 9/6/2012 5:48AM

    What longevity! I admire those that can put a smile and care for others on their face each day. God bless with a thankful Thursday.

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