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Magnificient Monday!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Weekend flew by. Left at 8:45 yesterday AM and didn't get home until 8:30 pm. Long day. Felt frustrated I spend all weekend doing for others. That's really what life is supposed to be about right?

Wanting to get some things done here for the holidays.

Took Mom to open houses Saturday. They were gorgeous. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Some looked small from the outside and were really beautiful homes on the inside and spacious. Mom grunted and grumbled the whole time and had to tell everyone about her bad ankle. Needless to say I was frustrated by the end of it...wondering why I had taken her...hopefully she enjoyed it some????

Took her to Church then ran through drive thru to get her something to eat for lunch as we weren't able to take her to brunch. Helped with a Spina Bifida Christmas party. A new experience for me and how wonderful the people are. The children are just precious. Their smiles lit the room. The struggles they face and yet they light up the room!

Friend is back in the hospital with heart issues. We stopped by to visit with him for awhile. His defibulator keeps going off. Got 4 shocks Saturday evening while watching TV. He was just starting to get moving again after another episode of them around Thanksgiving. Without them he'd be dead as it keeps his heart beating right but then he's fearful of doing anthing for fear of it going off.

Hubby got new yesterday...may be starting their company back up. There are new investors that want to make it go. Maybe that's why they haven't found other jobs....Sermon was about trusting God...learning to pray and then end by saying Not my will but Your's Lord. Seems like we've lived that way most of our lives. It's tough some times but I can say it...not my will but Your's Lord! I've asked Him to mold me and shape me to be more like HIm...Painful process He has so much to mold and change emoticon

Done a lot of thinking and praying over the weekend. Working on my resume to send in an application and leave it in God's hands.

Off to make it a great day!

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NKOUAMI26 12/3/2012 6:28AM

    Long weekend, but it is wonderful to give our time to others, especially in this culture that is growing individualistic...sad.
Hope your day is filled with awesomeness from the Lord above

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EDITOR 12/3/2012 5:58AM

    Long day/weekend, Kathleen. Very curious, I am, about the potential of some of the things mentioned. I remain your friend, in Christ. Weather is so nice, I have to thank Him twice!

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MARYJOANNA 12/3/2012 5:49AM

  Your Christianity shows itself in so many ways, Kathleen. You are putting yourself out there for your Mom, the Spina Bifida party, and your friend in the hospital. Sometimes we seem to think all I do is for others, but isn't that what it is all about? God bless you on this day.

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DGFOWLER 12/3/2012 5:45AM

    Happy Monday morning Kathleen. I'm thinking your doing for others so much is coming back to you in bits and pieces that's why you have noticed it much. Like your co-worker and her singing experience. Or even your mtr-in-law and what you are doing for her. Things like that gives us crowns of glory in heaven....

Molding and shaping, yep we could all use that and I'm happy to say you have made a dear friend on here. Thank you

emoticon Donna

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CASEYSAUER 12/3/2012 5:43AM

    Busy busy busy! Take a breath!

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Supposed to be warmer today! Mom and I are having a girl's afternoon! The downtown is hosting a Christmas Open House through the historic district. 7 or 8 homes are going to be all decorated up and you can tour them. You buy tickets and the money goes to the summer lunch program for kids in the community. We really enjoy doing that and with the milder weather it should be more enjoyable. Mom and I have enjoyed it in the past although we missed last year...and it will be good to get back on schedule. Good to keep Mom busy during the holidays if we can.

Found a job opening at the Chamber...sorting in my mind whether to apply for it or not. Am I all talk and complaining or am I willing to take a chance and change. What hurts with applying? Hard to step out of my comfort zone and take an adventure. Co-worker has come a long way with her relationship with God and plugging into the church. If I go away will she drift away? and is that her responsibility or will I contribute to it by moving to another job. I know she relies on me to vent and bounce things off of. Not sure if the job pays what I make or not...but it would be good to try interviewing again. Maybe I won't qualify....have until Dec 14 to submit application. Means working on my resume.

I have lost a lot of confidence in myself the last 3 years. I am slowly building it back with hard work. Praying for God to guide me in this decision. So many facets are rolling through my mind. Co-worker, flexibility with Mom and time off....maybe just maybe I need to take a step of faith and let God lead me...Let God shut the door or open it wide....

Challenging thoughts for the day!

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DGFOWLER 12/1/2012 8:55AM

    Kathleen what an opportunity you have. Chamber business is much different than insurance but think of the fun you would have. You would still be able to be 'in the giving business' but with much less headache. I'd jump on it. I have to agree with Avanell, your co-workers spirituality is not your responsibility. The only responsibility you have is to pray for her and guide her if she asks.

Good luck... Donna

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AVANELL 12/1/2012 8:31AM

    I took the plunge after 14 years in insurance and changed careers at age 47 into mortgage lending. If God's in it, no one can stop you. Faith takes the chance and steps out before it sees an indication of whether it's right or not. If you don't pursue it you, for sure, won't get it! Your co-worker's spirituality is not totally your responsibility. You can't do that for her. And you can still speak into her life even though you won't be working with her.

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EDITOR 12/1/2012 8:11AM

    Take an adventure. It costs no more than a few moments of time and discovery.

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday has flown around again. Planning to get some more Christmas decorating done. During the week it seems like every night I'm out until 9 or so...come home for about an hour and then off to bed.

Looking forward to daughter's arrival Dec 21. Gotta keep working on getting things done. Gradually picking up little gifts for Christmas. I am getting there.

Our town has Christmas Home Tours tomorrow. Mom handed me a card about it...guess that is a hint she wants to go.

Off to make it a super Friday!

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MARYJOANNA 11/30/2012 5:54AM

  How good is that your Mother wants to go on the home tour! It show she still has interest in holiday fun.

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EDITOR 11/30/2012 5:50AM

    When I go to bed each night, others are just getting home from work. Hope you have a fabulous Friday and we are counting the days before Christmas rolls around. P.S. And loving it!

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DGFOWLER 11/30/2012 5:41AM

    Kathleen I don't know how you stay on the run so much. I work 7:30 - 3:30 and I'm ready for bed by 9.. lol.

Have fun on the home tours...

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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hubby gone to meet up with former co-worker for dinner and I gave Mom the choice of exercise or shopping. Of course she opted for shopping. We had a nice evening. Picked her up around 5:15 and got her home around 8:30. She found two pairs of pants...thinks they need hemed but I think if she washes them then they'll be about right. If not guess I'll be hemming them. I hem them and then she'll say they are too short. Just can't win.

Got hair appointment tonight after work. Enjoy going as I stop by Trader Joe's afterwards and used book store. Alwasy fun to venture around by myself at my pace. Took co-worker last time but she slows me down and didn't make it to Trader Joe's last time and I like their Multi Grain Oatmeal so much better than the one I ended up with. I also missed some of the foods I pick up at Trader Joe's.

Makes for another quick week that flies by. Suppposed to warm up a little. Gotta remember to take walking shoes and maybe can get in a walk at lunchtime.

Proud of myself co-worker offered me half of her chocolate bar and I turned her down. It was easy...had packed apples and pears to eat...I am slowly changing. Choosing healthy instead of my usual go to's. It really wasn't too hard. Just set my mind I'm not drinking pop and not eating candy at work anymore. Then I need to make sure I have snacks packed! I figure if I eat too many apples or least it is healthier foods going in me and I will feel fuller. The candy will make me crave something more in a few minutes.

Off to make it a great day!

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AVANELL 11/29/2012 12:00PM

    You are such a busy person! May your fruit give you energy to finish your day strong! emoticon on overcoming the temptation to eat half of your co-workers chocolate bar! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 11/29/2012 6:05AM

  You certainly have a lot planned and that is good! Enjoy!

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EDITOR 11/29/2012 6:00AM

    Fruit and options sound so much better. May you have the newfound energy to finish out the week!

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DGFOWLER 11/29/2012 5:53AM

    Good morning Kathleen. Sounds like you had a busy evening and even a busier day planned. We don't get a chance to walk away from our desks at work. We are paid a straight 8 hrs and answer phones while we are eating. I have been trying to get up at least 5 min an hour and walk a bit even if it's in place plus every time I use the restroom I do 20 wall push ups.. my shoulders look fine.. lol.. Have a great day. Donna

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JSTETSER 11/29/2012 5:50AM

    I love reading posts from people outside the US. It reminds me that not everyone is just waking up to their day.
Have a great one! It looks like you already are haveing a thrilling Thursday.

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Had a good Bible Study last evening. Talked about our self talk. How we buy into negative self talk...self talk we remember from childhood etc. Instead we are to self talk what is True, What is Noble, What is Right...not things we Assume others say about us....etc. Good study. More and more I am reading what I put into my, readings, TV, self so important. What we put in is what comes back I've heard other people post....garbage in...garbage out.

Early morning meeting...
Off to make it a great day...on the lookout for what I put in my body and mind!

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AVANELL 11/28/2012 8:43AM

    Proverbs 18:22 says that we eat the fruit of our mouths....either death or life. So the question then becomes: what do I want to come into manifestation in my life? Negative or positive things. It's funny....I just had this same conversation through a text message with a lady this morning. God must be trying to tell us something!

Be blessed with a wonderful day!

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DARIALEIGH 11/28/2012 7:15AM

  Thanks for this. Sometimes I feel as though there are few out there who are learning like me that what we put into our mind, body and soul, good, bad or indifferent can come out of us. Hope you continue to have a good journey. emoticon

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ROX525 11/28/2012 5:39AM

    Thank you for the inspiration this morning. I don't want garbage in...garbage out.

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MARYJOANNA 11/28/2012 5:35AM

  As Joyce Meyer says, "You can be pitiful or powerful." Your words can make such a great difference!

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DGFOWLER 11/28/2012 5:32AM

    Such wise words so early in the morning. Love it!! I always tell our clients this as well. Self esteem is such a powerful tool if used correctly and it all goes hand in hand, body, spirit, food etc all impose self image on us and those around us. Last night I dreamed I had lost all of my weight, now mind you that's about 150 lbs more to lose but what an impact that dream had on me and I remember it as well. Have a great day Kathleen ~ Hugs, Donna

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EDITOR 11/28/2012 5:32AM

    This was a great lesson for us all. Thanks, Kathleen, for talking to all of us who must be wary of what enters in!

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