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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Meeting with BNI member today...she has a marketing business. Hoping to purchase some Christmas presents. She seems like such a joyful, beautiful lady. Looking forward to getting to know her better.

Was able to get in a lunchtime walk. It was a nice day to walk. The sun was out and it was nice.

Today and Wednesday and then a 4 day weekend. Looking forward to the break. Planning to start decorating some, work on bow case for co-worker.

Daughter is planning to invite a bunch of friends over for New Years Eve kinda like an open house as they fly out early the next morning! So gotta start getting the house into shape. Looking forward to spending time with family and friends this holiday season. NOt gonna lie the best part will be spending time with daughter. She is becoming such a joy to be around.

Mom is in a funk again. Then we find out she's been talking to relatives. Seems like every time she talks to people from her past she goes into a downer. Not sure why...they all want her to hop a train or come visit them and she won't and then she gets so down. Never asks us to take her...then we have to pull her up and get her going again. I know the season we're heading into is a tough one too. We try to keep her busy to get through the holidays...

Off to be thankful and see what adventures today holds for me!

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MARYJOANNA 11/20/2012 7:02AM

  You are such a thankful person and so glad you will be enjoying your holidays with friends and family.

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DGFOWLER 11/20/2012 5:58AM

    Good morning Kathleen. Sounds like you will be one busy lady in the next month or so. Look at all that extra heavy cleaning calorie burning you will be doing.

Sounds like you need to speak to the relatives about mom. Are they aware of her situation to the extent it is now?

Have a great day and get shopping. emoticon Donna

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EDITOR 11/20/2012 5:52AM

    Mixed emotions for me. Glad when the holidays come, glad when they leave. Hang in there, Kathleen.

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JSTETSER 11/20/2012 5:51AM

    Have a great day
I am also my mother's mother. It is a gift of love that we give. We care for both a younger and an older generation at the same time.
emoticon Read my blog "Pressing on!"

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Magnificient Monday!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Had a nice weekend! Got a lot of yard work done...was in a car poker run ralley yesterday afternoon. A beautiful day...enjoyed the countryside. We missed a turn but was able to find our way back on course. You are given directions with odometer mileage and you have to find your way around the countryside. At 4 stations you picked a card from a person and reset your odometer readings for the next set of directions. You have a 2 hour time limit to complete the ralley. In the end the one who had the best poker hand from the cards you drew won...if you were within the time limit and everyone was. We were the 10th car out and came in 10th...I don't play cards and had no clue in that area. The countryside was so pretty. You also had 10 questions to answer from along the trip...signs and things to fill in the blank or answer. It was fun. Getting easier for me/us.

Ready for a short week. Co-worker taking off Wednesday. Then she'll work a few days after Thanksgiving and will be off from Dec 21 - Jan 7. It should be slow and I was off last year to visit daughter.

So much in my life to be thankful, family, friends, job, warm home, a vehicle to get to work, safety, cup overfloweth. Learning to be content where I am and enjoy the journey where I'm at.

So Thankful!

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JSTETSER 11/19/2012 6:06AM

    Beautiful post. Yes, we all have so much to be thankful for!

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DGFOWLER 11/19/2012 6:01AM

    I work Monday - Wednesday have Thanksgiving off then work Friday and then a 3 day weekend. Co-worker wanted Black Friday off so that's why I get to work but I don't mind. work is work and I'm thankful for my job.

If we but only sit and count our blessings they are bound to be more of those then what is actually ailing us.. lol.

Have a Magnificent Monday. Donna

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MARYJOANNA 11/19/2012 5:35AM

  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy!

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EDITOR 11/19/2012 5:32AM

    Thanks for coming to my blog this morning, Kathleen. emoticon on a short week and a time to anticipate a slow down.

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Joyful Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Got the yard trimmed up and cleaned up for winter. Not feeling too bad today a little stiff and sore...but not like a few weeks ago.

Going on a car rally this afternoon with hubby.

Have had a good weekend. Looking forward to the holiday. Going to daughter in law's family for I don't have to cook or clean.

Off to praise the Lord!

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EDITOR 11/18/2012 9:03AM

    Well, it sure sounds like a joyful and Bright Sunday, Kathleen! God continue to bless you and yours.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Going to work in yard with hubby. Hoping to get flower beds cleaned out of leaves and debris...and the yard. Probably be last chance before winter sets in. Woke up achey so the exercise will do me good.

Will feel good to be outside. Supposed to be cool but nice out...

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CINDYAST 11/17/2012 3:18PM

    That's the same thing my husband and I did this morning! Great minds think alike, eh? We trimmed the lilacs as well and leveled the ground where we want to put a storage shed. Next step, spreading gravel. Seems like we've shoveled an awful lot of gravel this fall! Just trying to get it all done before the ground freezes and weather turns. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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SUNSET09 11/17/2012 9:54AM

  The yard wil look beautiful as you've worked on it together with love! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 11/17/2012 8:56AM

    It is cool now, but His Love will warm you up! emoticon

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, November 16, 2012

Guess the time invested in co-worker is paying off. She's singing with Praise Team next Sunday Think she's excited but nervous. Been a lot of Thusday nights going with her. Hopefully those will wean off now. Wearing me out going with her...but have felt led to be that someone for her.

We have made it to Friday. Somehow the weeks fly by. Boss is starting new room addition so he hasn't been around much. Been a little slow but that happens around holidays.

Been easy to eliminate sweets for three days. Shows I can do it...especially when you take small challenges. Went over calories yesterday but chose to eat more meat. Hubby put in pot pies for dinner and that really took me over quick. Wouldn't normally be my choice but only 2nd time he's cooked so fiqured I'd eat it...especially when it was ready when I got home....

Off to make it a great day!

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EDITOR 11/16/2012 6:19AM

    What a wonderful update. O.K. call me Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm, but I can always see praise and stability in your days. God bless your Friday, Kathleen.

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MARYJOANNA 11/16/2012 6:01AM

  Persistence pays off! You are just what your co-worker needed. God bless you!

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