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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Went to RAD class last night...self defense class led by local Police department. First week was book learning and last night we got to try things. A girl at work signed us up. Enjoyed it but returned with several good bruises. Felt good I was able to stretch out and get through everything well without strain or out of breath and able to stretch out all the way. My life choices are paying off. Felt good about that.

Only two more days and my family will be all together. Not for long enough but you take what you get. We fly out friday at 6 am. My son and daughter in law and mother in law will be staying the night so we can leave together. My daughter and her boyfriend will be leaving about the same time from Florida and meet up with us in Texas. She will get there around 9:40 and we get in around 9:58. What great timing. We are attending my nephews wedding on Saturday. Looking forward to being with that side of the family also. Wondering how mom will take it all in. Been awhile since she has seen her daughter. I know she would like a closer relationship but my sister in law is too busy and things have been strained between them over the years. Mom has become calmer since moving here and seems more happier and laughs a lot more. My sister in law lives a different kind of life and have gone through major struggles the last few years...loosing their home and bankruptsy etc and tend to have a negative attitude and blame others for choices they have made. So wonder how Mom will do?

Was reflecting this AM how blessed I am. I have started to live life instead of sit on the sidelines and watch life go by. We have accomplished so many hurdles this year. Checked off some of my bucket list items and we are accomplishing some of my goals for this year. It is a season my hubby and I are growing closer and closer although we both have busy careers that demand lots of time and energy. Taking an evening drive has been fun. Even my hubby has perked up and is starting slowly to do other things besides sit in front of the TV at night and vegetate. Slowly things in my life are moving.

Two friends and I meet monthly for Bible Study and we are challenging ourselves to memorize Scripture. We have been friends for a long time but life drifts us in and out of each other's lives. We want to encourage each other, pray for each other, learn more and hold each other accountable....That is another good thing going in my life that I've neglected for awhile.

We get home from Texas Sunday night and my best friend and her mom will already be at the house. They are helping us put together a garage sale that weekend! They are such precious people to me. They have been there for me closing down my dad's farm and helping me pack up things and clean up things (ICK) Her mom always had a hot meal at night for us...Yum Yum! I am truly blessed with special friends in my life. That is another part of my plan...get rid of our clutter and packratitis. After closing down two family's home our garage was overflowing.

I am enjoying making new friends on Sparkpeople from all over that are also on the same journey to improve their health and lifestyle. AWESOME!

So I am excited about the changes in my life and plan to continue them. It is a crazy, busy time in my life right now...but it is fun and exciting.

I am heading in the right direction and I am starting to see changes.


Tuesday Morning

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Had the final dress fitting on mom last night and everything looks good! Praise the Lord! Things are coming together. Looked at what she has laid out to take and everything looks good...except we added a button down shirt for when she gets her hair done. Now I need to start packing. Have a meeting tonight and then W and Th don't have anything scheduled. Will probably try to squeeze in exercise with mom before we leave. I exercise each AM but she doesn't...sometimes she walks but want to keep her moving.


Monday Morning

Monday, September 13, 2010

Well here we go...beginning of a busy week. Meetings every night! We fly out Friday at 6 am for Houston for my nephew's wedding. Been a long haul getting everyone ready for this trip. Hopefully we don't forget anything that matters. Have 6 pm meeting but hope to stop by mom's and have her try on the dress one last time afterwards. Looking forward to the week ahead...busy but we will get through it. Short trip as we return Sunday night at midnight and off to work on Monday and my best friend and her mom will be here Sunday afternoon sometime so have to have the house ready for company. Ha! Ha! makes life interesting huh! Just how everyone's schedule works out...oh well! emoticon

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LYNNEJ5 9/13/2010 4:40PM

    Wow makes me sound like I am standing still (or should I say sitting since I am in a powerchair). Have a great time while you are away and we will all be thinking about you. emoticon emoticonLynne

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GATOR12 9/13/2010 10:41AM

    I agree w/Nana2, hopefully all your weeks won't be as "packed" as this one is! But you sound on top of it and ready. Of course time will tell. Nah....kiddin'. Be relaxed esp about your company. They are coming to see you and will overlook your house. Company can sense that tension and feel maybe uncomfortable so just enjoy... Of course easy for me to say. Wishing for a fantastic week and wkend!!! Brenda

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ALMMOM 9/13/2010 10:40AM

    Busy, busy!!!!! Hope all turns out well!!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 9/13/2010 6:26AM

    Wow! Makes me feel better about my week. Good luck getting everything organized.

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Sunday Morning

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Had great time with daughter in law, mom and me getting our pedicures in preparation for wedding next weekend. Good spending time together. Then met up with my son and husband for dinner. Took mom home and then went out to return some things and drive around. Nice evening. Off to play the piano at church today and then spend time with hubby.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/12/2010 11:23PM

    Sounds like a very nice and relaxing day. So glad you enjoyed it!!

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MOMFAN 9/12/2010 1:02PM

    I didn't know you played the piano! I miss hearing my dd play. When my middle dd was back east she use to call me,then set the phone down and play for me.

Pedicures with family is so fun!

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FERRETLOVER1 9/12/2010 7:08AM

    Sounds like you had a really nice day - that's great!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Well we have success here. Took mom out shopping and we finally found "THE PURSE" to go with the dress. Got home around 9:30 and stayed up and finished hemming "THE DRESS" for the wedding. Got to iron it today...but I think I'm about finished ...oh and took her to the salon to get her eye brows tweezed. Oh and found her new face powder last night. Guess the total day was more successful than I thought mmmmm!

Now to clean the house...because the night we get back from the trip to TX my best friend and her mom will already be here. I have meetings about every evening this week not too much cleaning during the week.

This afternoon having a treat with mom and daughter in law for pedicures. My reward for a busy couple of weeks...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/11/2010 4:38PM

    You have really been busy. So glad your mom is all ready for the wedding!!! Hope you post a picture of her in her total "outfit" at the wedding!!
Have a wonderful weekend!! Find a moment just for you as you continue addition to your pedicure reward!!
Blessings and hugs,

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MOMFAN 9/11/2010 3:09PM

    Wow, what a feeling to have so much accomplished! Hope you post a pic!

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