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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, January 24, 2013

We got some snow yesterday evening! Looking forward to heading off to warmer weather tomorrow morning. One of Stephanie's bridesmaids is picking me up at the airport. She lives in Tampa but used to live in we're going to spend the afternoon together and she'll take me to Sarasota tomorrow evening and we'll have dinner with her and then she'll head back home. It's going to be a fun weekend. Plus the girls in the wedding are such fun to be around and I know them all it will be a fun time.

Hopefully we find a dress!

Been staying on track...right before I leave and then it's starting over when I get back. Hoping to get in some kayakking while I'm gone or something physical...

Off to make it a super day!

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JUDITHANNIE 1/24/2013 8:01AM


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DGFOWLER 1/24/2013 6:31AM

    Be safe Kathleen, have fun and don't worry too much about eating / drinking the right stuff. Enjoy your daughter and her friends.

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EDITOR 1/24/2013 6:21AM

    Love you, Kathleen and I do know that you will have a blast--and that is not arctic air!

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JENPEWTER 1/24/2013 6:19AM

    do not spoil the weekend with worrying about food just look for the best things to eat and drink,have fun I envy you the warmth I Ioved my time I spent, many years ago, at Ormonde beach and Miami It is cold here today in ireland but no snow.

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GINNJEN1974 1/24/2013 6:12AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan. enjoy the warmer weather too.

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Went to early networking meeting and didn't get work out in this AM. Gonna be a wacky day I guess.

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LJCANNON 1/23/2013 6:24PM

    emoticon Maybe get in a Walk after Dinner? Or hit the Gym on the way Home from work? Or do a Spark Video while Hubby fixes Dinner!
emoticon Lots of possibilitys out there!!

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DGFOWLER 1/23/2013 3:58PM

    You'll do great because you are one awesome momma!!!!

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EDITOR 1/23/2013 2:19PM

    It will work out! emoticon

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Came home tired last night and fixed a plate of leftovers and ate way too much and didn't enjoy it and then was disgusted with myself. Not sure what is going on with me.

Daughter having drama. Not sure I'm ready for the next 7 months. Wonder if she's turning into Bridezilla.

Looking forward to walking on the beach on Monday morning by myself and journaling. That is what I'm looking forward to.

Got some snow yesterday and it is cold.

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 1/22/2013 6:16AM

    Sorry to hear Kathleen that you are down on yourself... Now stop that!!!! Keep your sights set on that beach and let all of the sand fall where it may. You can't change your daughter's attitude, just remind her of that Have a great day emoticon Donna

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EDITOR 1/22/2013 6:01AM

    The show Bridezilla was so horrible, I only watched it one time. Glad I only had a few at my wedding. A long walk on a beach sounds like a solution to all ills! emoticon

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JSTETSER 1/22/2013 5:53AM

    Monday's coming!

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MARYJOANNA 1/22/2013 5:40AM

  You certainly don't lack for excitement! Keep on truckin!

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WILSON1926 1/22/2013 5:38AM

    Hang in there. One day, one minute, one meal at a time.

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Really blew it yesterday

Monday, January 21, 2013

Not sure exactly what was going on but really blew it yesterday with eating. Still have Christmas goodies around and couldn't stop eating them. Thought about getting out of the house and walking around but decided to stay home and work on bow and arrow bag for co-worker. Have it about done but working on the zipper. Need to think about it so put it down at 6 pm for awhile. Zipper and then adjustable shoulder strap and I'll be done. Not sure how co-worker talked me into this...guess it's cause she bought everything and brought it to me. It's not that I can't do it...I can do about anything I set my mind to...just be a long while since I've done any sewing. It has been challenging to me...maybe that's what made me eat as I was stressed. I want it to be nice for her. She has definitely challenged me with this project. There isn't too much she can do. We've measured and set things in place to know where they need to is up to me. Maybe that is why I ate everything I don't normally do or in the excess that I did. Hubby was gone for the afternoon so left me time to eat and work on the project.

Plus had mother in law over for dinner Friday night. Had a pork roast, mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. Seemed like she was on a roll. First she thought we had dime on the floor and it was a dirt spot. Then she was pulling a spot out of her tea. She and hubby only drink instand tea and I stirred but guess it wasn't enough and she found a tiny piece floating and had to show it around. Then the tea was too sweet. Kept saying she'd eaten too much lunch and really wasn't hungry for supper and on and on. She is a pistol at times.

One thing good is that I organized two drawers and a cupboard over the weekend. Trying to get things in order for the wedding one drawer or cabinet at a time. They look nice. Just don't seem to have time to do things like that normall. Like to do it when hubby is gone because he likes to save everything. He is planning a trip with some guys in March to go to watch racing. Talked to my BFF and she may come up and help me work on projects during that time....

Oh a good note from work...boss came by Friday and asked me if I want to do BNI (business networking) all the time for him as he moves back to running the business. I wanted to jump and down inside. Co-worker kept hovering at the doorway. My boss NEVER comes in and sits and chats with me. I really like going to networking. It's at 7:30 am every Wednesday. I have been rotating every other week for him...and never got authority or training to really participate for him...yet he'd have me read things for him. Now I'll get to do the training...1 on 1's with other members...for coffee or lunch. You get to know the other members and work to pass on leads or business for each other. Boss things it is beneficial and we've seen business from it. It really works. Then I'll get to bank the time for an extra day off each month. I'd rather that than take off 1/12 hours early...that never works. Hard to get away. Rather bank it for days off! Thinking I have to be careful with co-worker. We are good friends but she likes to be center stage. She of course wouldn't want to be at meetings at 7:30 am...but doesn't like me getting attention. So will have to see how it plays out. Going out for 1 on 1 meetings will have to be handled carefully. It will cause me to have to work smarter. May even be an answer to prayer...get me out with others and maybe work on some marketing things between mortgagee people, bank people etc. Make me brain storm. Been praying that God does something with my's been burning me out. Maybe I can use this and bring some excitement and enjoyement to my work.

Leaving for Florida Friday morning...really looking forward to it.

Off to make it a super day!

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/22/2013 10:48AM

    sounds like you are regarded very highly by your boss .... congrats and don't worry about others .... keep on doing a great job and there'll be no problems .... Roc

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DONNATINWV 1/21/2013 10:14PM

    (Did I actually say it's a "waist"??? LOL No pun intended... Just multi-tasking at the moment! emoticon )

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DONNATINWV 1/21/2013 10:13PM

    I always feel it's a waist to toss out a perfectly good cookie or the last piece of cake... but I've decided I'd rather have a bulging trash can than a bulge on me!! LOL

One Spark Friend told me one day, "Get the stuff out of the house -- then you can't possibly eat it!" That was great advice! emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 1/21/2013 8:20AM

    Pick yourself up and start all over again. Enjoy your vacation.

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EDITOR 1/21/2013 6:29AM

    Worry? Never worth the effort, Kathleen! Continue to live up to the potential and growth God gives to you. And keep on saying, FL, here I come, even if the creek arises!

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DGFOWLER 1/21/2013 6:13AM

    First of all Kathleen. Don't beat yourself up over one day. emoticon forward. emoticon As far as mom-in-law, you know how she gets, so don't sweat it. You are a good person in and out (I can tell cause yer my Spark buddy). As far as the co-worker and her being jealous, don't worry about that either. We waste so much time worrying that we can't enjoy what is in front of us. THIS is an answer to prayers your being able to network. He trust you. Relish in that fact and don't worry about her.

Have a GREAT Monday ~ emoticon Donna

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, January 18, 2013

Went with co-worker to voice lessons last night. Then we came home and worked on her bow case we've been making. Took measurements and marked where things need to go and now it's my turn. Not sure how I got talked into doing this but it is a challenge. After she left put in outside pocket. Now need to put a flap over it. Ate late around 8 pm but didn't snack afterwards...went up and sewed.

Planning to start packing carryon suitcase this weekend. Daughter has things she wants that are stored in her room so thought we'd pack up some of them and take them in a carryon suitcase. Guess I need to plan what all I want to wear the short time I'm there so I don't take anything I don't need.

Co-worker will be late as she's going to Dr this AM. Been kinda slow at work. January usually is.

Off to make it a super day!

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MARYJOANNA 1/18/2013 6:35AM

  You do dabble in many interesting things. Have a great Friday!

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    I think it's wonderful that you have a close relationship with your co-workers. I envy that! Sounds like fun - enjoy, Pat

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DGFOWLER 1/18/2013 6:15AM

    Enjoy you day Kathleen. Can't wait to see pictures of that case. It will be amazing I'm sure. emoticon Donna

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EDITOR 1/18/2013 6:09AM

    Golly, my carry-one suitcase is so small I can not put any treasures in it for my family. In fact, I refuse anything they want to send home with me. One day it will balance out! Make sure you have a checklist of essentials, Kathleen.

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DAWNIEJ76 1/18/2013 6:09AM

    Have a great day!!

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JSTETSER 1/18/2013 6:05AM

    Enjoy your slow day!

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