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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Got a massage after work last night. It is one of the most comforting things. My shoulders are in knots from being on the computer all day. She knows just the right spot for the muscles and can follow them all the way down and up the muscles. Just for those few moments at the end it feels like everything is ok...the joints have stopped hurting...the knots are gone. Interesting how comforting it is to me. I feel calm and relaxed for a few moments before I step back on the hectic world and face pace of life. It's like a stop in time...a calmness...and then we get back to "normal". I try to treat myself to that once in awhile. It seems like one of the best things I do for myself and how I have neglected myself over the years. Try to treat my daughter and daughter in law to massages once in awhile. It does wonders for them too. Both of them carry their stress with them also.

Thursday/Friday I'm in the office my myself. Hopefully it isn't as crazy and stressful as it was for co-worker last week. She didn't get out until after 6 pm.

Off to make it a great day! Planning to take Mom to Curves after work!

  
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LJCANNON 9/19/2012 9:51PM

    emoticon emoticon Hope you had a Great Workout!! An occasional Massage is good for the Soul!!

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MNABOY 9/19/2012 7:20AM

    Have a great day! Massages are therapeutic.

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EDITOR 9/19/2012 7:03AM

    Want one and good for you!

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 9/19/2012 5:51AM

    good for you!

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Made Curves last night with Mom. She seems like she's doing OK. She worked a good portion of the circuit and went around twice. At least she is moving

Had sad news from our son last Wednesday on our trip out to Missouri for funeral that their adoption had fallen through. Birth mother just packed up and moved away. They are so sad but know they will get through this season. These are the times you wish you could do something to help your kids and take away some of the pain...but you can't. They are back in the pool for a baby but there are 14 couples and not babies right now. God will make a way when there doesn't seem to be one. Seems like doors close at every direction. He's growing and molding them. Fortunately their jobs are keeping them busy right now and I think that helps them move forward and not dwell on it all the time. I sometimes wonder if God is waiting to do the miraculous...when all doors seem closed...to bless them beyond their dreams....

  
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EDITOR 9/18/2012 3:29PM

    God is watching over your family. Stay strong in Him!

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Magnificient Monday!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Well we made it safely home from the funeral and got some rest. The weather was gorgeous this weekend. Got in some grocery shopping for some healthy foods, some shopping at the farmer's market....

We went to church yesterday and hubby took off afterwards with a couple of guys that enjoy going to collector train shows and Mom and I went to breakfast.

Also took some time for myself at an outdoor shopping mall...just enjoying the gorgeous weather and walking.

Hubby got home yesterday afternoon and we went for a drive in the countryside.

Lousy night of sleep. Been doing OK but woke up at 12:30 and then read for awhile...tried to go back to sleep and then read awhile longer and finally closed the book around 3 and slept until 4:45 or so. Don't know what kept me awake....hopefully that isn't a new habit I'm forming.

Off to make it a great day!

  
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EDITOR 9/17/2012 5:56AM

    Loved your weekend! And remember you will catch up on your sleep because God gives His beloved sleep and rest. Have a great day at work.

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MARYJOANNA 9/17/2012 5:48AM

  Your weekend sounded enjoyable with positive tones to it. I appreciate your positive and cheery outlook to life. Have a great day!

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Friday Evening!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Made it home around 7:30 tonight. Had a wonderful time. It was a celebration of the life of my Uncle. He was 93! My Aunt is doing OK. She is 90 and a positive, happy person. The minister was caught in traffic coming from St Louis and called to say he would be about 10 minutes late. My Aunt said that's OK Harold isn't going anywhere! She enjoyed all the family together. She has 5 children...with spouses, their children and some great grandchildren and nieces and their families...she enjoyed the visiting with everyone all the while encouraging us to keep the family together and get together at other times besides funerals. What an inspiration to model aging after. I know she will feel a great loss...as she and my Uncle dearly loved each other...yet she knows God's plan and is ready for the next phase of life...not belittling the grief...but moving forward.

Found out sad news on our way out. The birth mother for my son and daughter in law's baby they were supposed to adopt...backed out and has mysteriously disappeared and moved. So they are devestated right now...but both are busy at work and that helps to keep them moving forward. They know they will get beyond this....but right now it is so painful for them. They so long for a baby. God has a plan and I am thankful it is now and not later after they had held the baby. It is a time I wish I could take away some of the pain or do something to help them...and you just have to love your kids and let them get through this season of their lives.

Hope to upload pictures of our family gathering....

  
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LEANJEAN6 9/22/2012 6:46AM

    sad new and bad news ----but you sound very upbeat!--Wonderful!-Lynda emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/22/2012 6:23AM

    emoticon Your Family is going through a lot right now, but Your Love and Faith will see you through.
emoticon I will be Praying that God brings your Son's Baby Home SOON!!

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EDITOR 9/15/2012 2:32AM

    So sorry to read of the disappointment for your son and his wife. How they must ache. And you too. Glad you are safe at home and attended a genuine homecoming.

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Learned Uncle's funeral is Thursday morning. Will go to work today and clean up any loose ends. We are celebrating a co-worker in another office's birthday at lunch today. Then planning to leave work a little early and head home...hopefully car is ready to go and we'll head out to Missouri. About a 10 hour drive. Will get to gather with cousins to celebrate Uncle's life and be there for my Aunt. I know it's been a long haul for her. Was going to try and come right back but decided to stay another night and come back Friday. Thought about what my Aunt would like and she would like us all together...the cousins spending time together. She is always on us to keep in contact as she wants the family to stay in touch. Life seems to get in the way and we don't stay in touch other than a card at Christmas etc.

Family is important and like one fellow sparker said this am...we need to enjoy this moment....I need to stop and honor and enjoy the family God has blessed me with...to take this time and spend it with my Aunt and cousins whom I rarely see except at funerals. We never know when we will get the opportunity to see them again. I get caught up multi-tasking and planning for tomorrow....I only have this moment to treasure and enjoy. It seems quickly the older generation is leaving me behind as there is only my Aunt and Mother in law left in my family...and I am taking their place. When I reflect...how quickly the years have gone by...and one day soon my turn will come...times like this always make me reflect....am I living my life...this precious gift to the fullest...making the most of my short time? At first it seems like i have so much time...but how quickly it goes. Am I accomplishing what my purpose is? Always good to reflect and reprioritize.

Thought about taking Mom with us but change throws her off and it will be a quick trip. She will be OK and we wouldn't be able to take her to see her grandaughter with it being a short trip. Her ankle would slow her down etc. So opted not to take her as it is such a short trip. My focus is my Aunt...Hubby is driving so I can rest on the trip.

Praying to slow down and enjoy the moments this week!

  
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AVANELL 9/13/2012 9:57AM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God wrap His arms of love around each of you and give you comfort.

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MARYJOANNA 9/12/2012 6:45AM

  God bless you on your trip and a special blessing for your Aunt.

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EDITOR 9/12/2012 6:33AM

    My prayer today is for traveling mercy and that your focus remain, Kathleen.

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