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Fabulous Friday!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Taking Mom shopping tonight for Christmas presents. She asked when I could take her out and then yesterday she's like I asked her to go with me. Hubby took her out yesterday and she got a few other things for her tree etc. Think she's working all of us. She already has daughter to take her shopping when she gets home. Oh well we never know how much time we will have with her.

Co-worker got sick at work yesterday so don't know if she'll be back or not today.

Trying to get headset for phones but one I got yesterday doesn't work with our phone system even though the salesman said it would.

Want to get some house cleaning done tomorrow.

Off to make it a great day!

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CAROL3SAN 12/14/2012 9:15AM

    Hi Kathleen. I certainly hope you make this a great most certainly deserve it. Soooooo, have a happy Friday and a great week end. emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/14/2012 6:00AM

    Cherish the time with your mother as there will come a time when you no longer have that opportunity. Enjoy the holiday season! Keep on Sparking!

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DGFOWLER 12/14/2012 5:58AM

    Good morning Kathleen. Have a fun time shopping with mom and maybe you can get some of your own done or ideas perhaps on what to get her for Christmas.

Sorry to hear your co-worker is sick, hope she feels better soon.

Our agency has head phones. They seem to be more of a hassle to me than good. They mess up or get tangled up in hair, they don't really reduce the sound level. The one good thing they are used for though is freeing your hands...

Have a powerful Friday ~ emoticon Donna

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JSTETSER 12/14/2012 5:56AM

    TGIF! Read my poem about what I will be doing this weekend.

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MARYJOANNA 12/14/2012 5:53AM

  Your attitude is wonderful with your Mom. So true that we never know how long someone will be with us. Have a great weekend!

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EDITOR 12/14/2012 5:51AM

    It is Friday, and whatever is thrown at you, Kathleen, woo-hoo, you can handle it. God bless.

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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Got resume sent off last night. We will see where God takes it! At least I will live with no regrets.

Have Praise Team tonight and voice lessons for co-worker.

Mom asked when I can take her out to shop. Told her Friday night. Now regretting I said that...but I will keep my word.

She got her tree decorated and it looks nice. Been a long while since she's decorated a tree.

Work going OK....

Planning to get a lot more things around the house done Saturday as next Saturday daughter and boyfriend come home. Have a Christmas party to go to Saturday evening so it will help break up the day.

Got better rest last night so feeling better this AM

Off to make it a great day!

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SAINTBETH 12/13/2012 12:11PM

    I pray the Lord will give guide the decision on your resume. No regrets is good.

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NDTEACHER1 12/13/2012 7:46AM

    I could use some of your energy right now:)

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DGFOWLER 12/13/2012 6:45AM

    Congrats for getting that resume out and even if you do not get the job you updated your resume and it's current. WooHoo.. emoticon

I wish I could get my mom out of the house to do stuff. She won't hardly budge except for Doctors appointments. She has been to my house twice since I moved in in 1995. She says it's always because of her health, or I can't step up into your house (I have one step) I even have a ramp so.. no excuses but she gives them to all of us kids. She's content with all of us coming the house every Sunday for dinner.. lol.. Oh well.

Have a marvelous Thursday Kathleen.. Give yourself a hug..

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MARYJOANNA 12/13/2012 6:44AM

  Keep up your good spirit! Have a blessed day!

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EDITOR 12/13/2012 6:22AM

    Another Thursday! Another day to thank God for His goodness.

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DIXIECAP79 12/13/2012 6:00AM

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Off to early morning meeting for my boss. Resume is about ready to go out. Interesting the emotions I go through with this. It's like my mind has to be ready to walk away. Feel like I have to try it so I live with no regrets.

Stopped by Mom's last night to see her tree. Hubby set it up and we bought bulbs for her to put on it. It has been a challenge for her but she has done it and it looks nice. Seeing her struggle more with things. Putting stamps on wrong side of envelope etc. Want to challenge her and keep her active. The more activities we can keep her doing the happier she seems to be. She has little decorations all over her house we keep gifting to her. She has little balls and decorations in all her crystal pieces. Makes my heart feel good that she is taking a little interest in her surroundings. Works us to keep coming up with activities for her to do that don't overwhelm her and frustrate her too much. She has really been a downer saying she can't do anything and we should put her away.

Planning to finish up resume tonight and get it sent off. Then maybe can get back to work on the house. Time is going quickly.

Been doing well at eating within calorie limits. Seeing the scale go down some. Drinking lots of water too.

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 12/12/2012 5:37AM

    WooHoo!!!! Congrats on those scales loosing pounds like that. Poof... gone forever.

Do you guys have a lights show around where you live? Our local Toledo Zoo puts on a very big Lights show...and at night so pretty to view...

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~ Donna

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MARYJOANNA 12/12/2012 5:18AM

  You are a great motivator and God will bless you for it. Best wishes in your new job search. The time to send them out is while you still have a job. Good for you!

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EDITOR 12/12/2012 5:06AM

    Good to see Mom enjoying the holidays.

Nice job on watching the scale go down this season.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Had a nice evening at home. Worked on the resume. Planning to get it submitted this week and then it's in God's hands what happens. At least I won't live with regrets. If it turns out I want to stay where I least I have looked. Who knows now days I may never hear anything from it.

Been kinda quiet at work. We've been busy but with the holidays things get slower. Co-worker is off from Dec 21 - Jan 7. Hoping she has a good time off.

About 2 weeks until daughter comes home....exciting news...EJ asked both her dad and I if he can ask her to marry her!!!! He is such a wonderful guy. Been praying for him since I was carrying her. So not sure when it will all happen but sometime during the holiday he's going to ask her with all of us around.

So a lot of exciting things happening ahead of us....

Things are slowing down so hopefully I can get some more work done around the house tonight...time is gettng short before all the festivities begin!

Off to make it a super day!

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SUPER_ACE115 12/12/2012 4:01AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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SAINTBETH 12/11/2012 11:09AM

    That is so cool!

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DGFOWLER 12/11/2012 6:39AM

    Kathleen how exciting is that when he asks her in front of all of you.. Praying her answer is a YES!!..

Slow times at work are far and few between, enjoy!!

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EMMELINEE3 12/11/2012 6:16AM

    Thank you for sharing your news I am a mother of three daughters they are too young still to know my hopes and dreams for them but what is most important is God's plan for them. I worry that families are losing those traditional values that unite one another and strengthens our bonds.

I hope all the best blessings for you and your family today.

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LATTELEE 12/11/2012 6:09AM

  Do it!

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EDITOR 12/11/2012 6:06AM

    So very sweet! My DH asked permission. Ah, the good old days! God bless this union as we pray from this day forth-evermore. Amen

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, December 10, 2012

Had a good weekend. Got a lot of puttering done around the house Saturday. Had nice work dinner Saturday night. Church, lunch with Mom and then off to car rally. I went with another lady..hubby had helped plan the course. Then we did some shopping around. Got gift card for daughter in law's birthday. Found a cute snowman to put on the mantle. Had a nice time with hubby.

Came home and lowered a pair of pants for Mom. I didn't want her to buy the petites a while back but she insisted...,now I'm lowering them because they are water waders. Of course she'd worn them to church (black pants) with white socks so she glowed. She's an interesting creature. But we work with her and love her. Hubby setting up a Christmas tree for her. Been a long time since she's put one up. Ask her if we put up an extra tree we have if she'd let us and then she could decorate it. She said OK so that is on of hubby's jobs today. Although hubby says it makes more work for us...she is able to decorate still if we set it all up and will give her something to do for the holiday. She has decorated some around her house with little trinkets. She seems in pretty good spirits. Try to keep her busy and active during the holidays so they are more pleasant. Asked her what she wanted for Christmas...she said what she can't have...her kids around her. I told her "we're your kids" and she are always Becky. Then I feel bad and talk to hubby about maybe flying her daughter out this summer or something. But he reminded me that maybe we should plan to go to Texas and see the upcoming new Granddaughter coming this summer and see them all at once. He said she has to want to come see her Mom too! Strange family dynamics. I want them all to be one happy family and maybe it just doesn't work that way. So we'll see.

Off to make it a great week!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/10/2012 10:50AM

  This already is a great and awesome day simply because you decided it is a great and awesome day to be alive and strong healthy and yes Christmas is and will be a marvelous and fun filled day of love and peace.

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WILSON1926 12/10/2012 6:15AM

Thanks for the post.

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EDITOR 12/10/2012 6:06AM

    Hard to say what crosses a person's mind throughout the wonderful Christmas season. As long as it is not deep and dark depression, we can indeed make this another grand Christmas!

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