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Magnificient Monday

Monday, November 12, 2012

Had a wonderful time with son and dil and hubby. The weather was so beautiful. Being out in nature was so nice. Went to Red River Gorge in KY. Did a lot of hiking in nature. The landscape is gorgeous. The hills and rock formations were incredible. Son made it up part way and DIL and I made it to the top of natural bridge. It was a tough hike up hill but was way worth it at the top. There was so many neat trails everywhere you look.

Now back home to rain and much cooler weather this week.

It was a wonderful break. Good time with the kids.

Off to make it a great day! Back to work! No days off for us. Wish we did though!

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BESEVEN 11/12/2012 10:41AM

    You remind me that I need to get out in nature more. I think my soul longs for that. But my brain is addicted to the stupid computer!

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VTORIA3 11/12/2012 6:11AM

    Sounds like you had a beautiful time with the kids. And all while doing something healthy, too. Hope you got some nice photos while you were out on the trails. Wishing you a terrific week.

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EDITOR 11/12/2012 5:48AM

    Woo hoo on to the top! emoticon

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Fantastic Friday

Friday, November 09, 2012

Woke up early and have a jump start to my three day weekend. Starting to do some of the short exercise videos on SparkPeople and I like them...along with my other exercises.

Leaving around 10 to head to our son and DIL for our 3 day weekend at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Renting a cabin and doing some hiking, hanging out and spending time together. Looking forward to the time away. Hoping to relax and refresh. Nature typically calms me down and refocuses me.

Son asked what kind of snack I eat...well I eat fruits and raw nuts and veggies. What kind of pop do I drink....really don't...drink water or tea. Guess I have changed my life a lot.

Off to make it a great weekend!

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LEANJEAN6 11/9/2012 6:51AM

    Happy to hear that you plan to enjoy your day--Lynda emoticon

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EDITOR 11/9/2012 6:12AM

    Veteran's Day off at workplace? Glad you have 3 fantastic days with loved ones who are intuned to you!

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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, November 08, 2012

We have made it through the week...almost...

Got through Curves with Mom and she did OK. Says she really enjoy watching WII bowling and a friend is going to teach her how to play after breakfast today at the main house so she can start playing with them So thrilled she has matched up with someone. We haven't had a lot of time to spend with her and maybe she's reaching out some. So want her to get involved a little and find a buddy to maybe go out or go to their activities with so she doesn't rely on us for everything. Daughter called her last night and they talked for 20 minutes on how much fun she had.

Haven't heard any more on the guess we're still on...and there's been no glitches.

BFF sent me flowers yesterday. I was so surprised! Brought tears to my eyes and then I felt guilty...boy she must have thought I was a basket case...kinda was. What a wonderful thing she did. Really helped to cheer me up. She is the bestest!

Off to make it a great day!

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AVANELL 11/8/2012 8:56AM

    Actions always speak louder than words. What a nice gesture your BFF made. I know it lifted your spirits tremendously!

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DGFOWLER 11/8/2012 6:08AM

    Thursday, we made it almost through the week. WooHoo!!!! It has been a long one for me too. Enjoy your weekend. It must be nice to just pack up and go spend time with your kids. Happy a Happy Thursday... Donna

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EDITOR 11/8/2012 6:05AM

    Flowers from BFF? What a difference than gesture makes from anyone for us ladies! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 11/8/2012 5:56AM

    glad your mother is doing good... as for you.. emoticon emoticon

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Made it through our study last night. Our attendance was less but we had a good study.

Wonder what today will hold? Planning to take Mom to exercise after work.

Some ladies are reaching out to Mom and she walked down and watched them Wii Bowl last night. That's the second time. Then they drove her home. She really enjoyed herself. They are trying to get her to play. She said next time she would. Praying they continue to reach out to her. She needs to get involved with someone and enjoy life.

More settled about upcoming weekend. Guess it takes me time to process everything.

Really feel in my gut I need to change jobs. Something keeps nagging me I need to get out of there. Where to go and what to do...I am not sure.

Off to make it a great day!

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SAINTBETH 11/7/2012 11:05AM

    You're doing well. Helping your mom is sweet.

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MNABOY 11/7/2012 8:02AM

    Prayer and patience will see you through.

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DGFOWLER 11/7/2012 5:47AM

    Good morning my friend. Glad to see mom's getting around a bit more I hope she continues and that the other ladies continue to reach out to her as well.

Sometimes 'over' analyzing a situation takes the fun out of it...

Have a wacky Wednesday filled with all kinds of fun.. I second what Mary said.. update that resume

emoticon Donna

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MARYJOANNA 11/7/2012 5:15AM

  Things do work out when we relax. If I may give you some advice, update your resume and send it out while you still have this job! Best wishes.

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EDITOR 11/7/2012 5:05AM

    Sorry I didn't make it to yesterday's blog by you, Kathleen.

Wonderful how God does send others in to minister to their needs.

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Election Day!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Get out and vote! You vote makes a difference!

Listened to Spark Radio this AM! What a neat new idea!

Learning to try to be flexible....BFF sent e-mail to see if she and her mom could come out this weekend....I was so sad. We would have had a blast and laughed and laughed....then we had wanted to leave with son and daughter in law around 9 am at their place and daughter in law e-mailed back and we can't be down there until 11 and although we invited all has to be on their schedule and that discouraged me. Then she's wanted to plans meals hubby won't eat and it seemed like a viscous mess. What was meant to be a fun weekend has turned into frustration. I was just so down. Tempted to let them go by themselves and let BFF and her mom come out. But we need time with son and daughter in law and it will turn out ok. I just need to back off and roll with the situation and we will have a good time. So feeling better this AM but know I wouldn't have had all this drama with BFF and her mom.

Hubby had a phone interview yesterday with a recruiter...maybe he'll hear something.

Co-worker had a rough weekend and with everything going on...I think I must take on her troubles...I was really down and sad last night. Also lack of sleep from the night before. Went to bed around 9:30 and this AM feel like I got a descent nights sleep and feel better.

It will be fun to explore with son and DIL. Sometimes it just seems like we have to always bend over backwards for them. If we want to see them for holidays we have to go there or spend it with her family. Since daughter lives so far away and Mom enjoys their family gatherings we usually go there. It's not worth the fight or the holiday a lone. Mom really enjoys the feeling of family when we go there. There are young and old and she seems to enjoy all the commotion (which isn't normal for her). They make her feel loved and part of the clan. If she is having an odd day...she fits right in.

Guess I just let things get to me too much....maybe I'm a control freak too! Seems like I roll so much easier with daughter and BFF on our outings. Reminds me we are going to be living closer to daughter as we age.

I try to remember there has been a lot on our plate the last few years. In stead of growing calmer with age I am tending to get more stressed. Need to enjoy the moments I'm in instead of rushing through them. I think hubby is becoming more laid back...of course he isn't working...and I know that adds some stress.

Off to vote and make it a great day!

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SAINTBETH 11/6/2012 11:43AM

    I voted by mail a couple of weeks ago. Keep up the good work!

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AVANELL 11/6/2012 8:25AM

    Life can be complicated, but you're doing a good job of handing all the stresses and things that are on your plate. You can do this, too! Just relax and enjoy the weekend. Everything doesn't have to be perfect to be enjoyable! Take a deep breath and think about all the fun you are going to have with your kids.


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MARYJOANNA 11/6/2012 5:43AM

  You will get through this. Look on the bright side.

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DGFOWLER 11/6/2012 5:28AM

    Kathleen chances are you were closer to your daughter while she was growing up then with your son. And it's always harder for a DIL to step in then a SIL. I think we compare ourselves to them.. lol.. I would or wouldn't have done things that way syndrome.

Glad you are still going though. Have you reminded your DIL of the types of foods your hubby enjoys or dislikes for that matter? Perhaps a conversation is all it takes. It's a good thing though that your MIL enjoys the get together that in itself has to make the time more manageable.

Have a blessed day... Donna

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