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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Today is the day my daughter and her boyfriend arrive...well tonight at 9:45. So looking forward to time with them. Think everything is about ready. Have a few more presents to wrap. Off to get through the work day and then some time off.



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We got through Monday. Co worker returned after being gone last week due to mother's illness and she getting sick trying to take care of her mom.

Taking mom to get a perm tonight.

Tomorrow night daughter and her boyfriend come home. Yipee! Can't wait to hug her.

Got a dusting of snow.

Getting about ready for the Christmas Celebration.

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JENNA3FROG 12/21/2010 11:21PM

    I've been watching your countdown for your daughter and her boyfriend coming home ... tomorrow is the day!!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with them :)

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GATOR12 12/21/2010 12:00PM

    I'm so glad you'll get to see your daughter!! She'll need that big hug, even though she may not act like it. Sounds like things are going okay for you this holiday. Merry Christmas!!

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Monday Morning

Monday, December 20, 2010

Survived the weekend! Got a lot accomplished...still want to get some more done. Took mom shopping after I got some things done around the house. It was also day of her anniversary. So it was good to get her out and keep her busy. We had a nice time. Can't believe that the mall wasn't too croweded but we got there around noon time. On our way back we stopped at a shopping center and they were crazy busy. Thought mall was going to be that way. Guessing maybe it got busier in the afternoon time.

Mom was in a good mood and like I said we had a nice time. Don't know what happened overnight. Said she didn't sleep well...thought we would have worn her out as she kept yawning. She didn't get much sleep as she kept falling asleep during church. She had also talked to her daughter. You know you hate to be this way but every time she talks to her (she lives about 10 hours away) she gets Mom all upset and of course she can't sleep. My sister in law has gone through some rough times recently...some of it brought on by choices they've made and some by her children. She'll talk to mom about visiting dad's grave and how they are wonder Mom had a rough night! I want her to have a relationship with her daughter. They've always kinda locked horns with each other. They are the ones who didn't help us move them out here...told us "Good Luck - she's all your's" and now they miss her??? It's only taken a couple of years to finally hear that. When we went back to finalize things on their house...they could only stop by for the last half hour because they were so busy...and we had to wait an extra hour for them to stop by. Sometimes I want to call her and say your calls upset your mom and takes us days to get her over them. Can you be a little more positive with her! Oh well it is what it is. She will get over it in a few days. Invited her to stay with us during the holidays. She did last year. Makes her feel like she got away and she's in the middle of all the hussle and bussle and we don't have to keep going to get her. But whatever. I do grow tired of the game we play...I don't want to put you don't want me there with all the kids it's too much for you....and then her bags are packed to come over. I'm going to start not begging her. She wants to come or she doesn't. I know she'll be here...just a game she wants to play.

Planning a girls day out with my daughter and daughter in law and she said she didn't want to go. So I had to make reservations...and I asked her several times and if she was sure...and she we're going without her. I usually keep asking and after she goes she has a wonderful time. Oh well her loss.

Starting to think about New Year and what I'd like to accomplish. Finished several things on my Bucket List this year! One of my new ones is setting boundaries with mother in law. One of my Spark Friends brought it to my attention. It was like a light bulb went off! Also want to get back to tracking food again. I struggle with that and have noticed what happens when I get away from the holidays...the pounds go back on.

My daughter gets here in two days. Can't wait. Her boyfriend is coming with her. He is a sweetie. Looking forward to good times together. It will be short but fun.

Off to a three day work week.

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JUNETTA2002 12/20/2010 6:22AM

    Family is so important during this season. Enjoy all your family

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Well we made to to Friday. Co-worker has been out all week first with her mother in the hospital and then she got the flu there and now her whole family has the flu. Thankfully it's been kinda slow and quiet at work so it hasn't piled the work load heavier.

Am getting things together for my daughter's return. Can't wait! Will take mom out to get some presents on Saturday. Maybe I can find a couple of other gifts I need to get.

Got around 3 inches of snow yesterday morning. It is slushy out on the streets but the fields are beautiful. It looks like Christmas time! It warmed up to the 20's yesterday so that makes it nicer out too!

Off to start the day! Wonder where God will take me today? Wonder who He will put me in contact with?

Brother supposed to get out of the hospital today.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/17/2010 7:35PM

    Isn't it wonderful to have it warmed up to the 20' has here too. So much better than those single digits and negative numbers from earlier this week!!! Sounds like you are a very busy lady. Glad your brother is coming home from the hospital. I know you are excited about your DD coming home. I would be too. Enjoy your mom as you go shopping together tomorrow!!! Stay safe!
Blessings and hugs,

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GATOR12 12/17/2010 10:36AM

    I love it when it LOOKs like Christmas but you don't struggle on the roads. If they were slushishy, that wasn't bad. Of course at 20 degrees you had to watch for icy patches and it refroze at night? Anyway your tone and voice (can you have a voice on internet) sounds better and I am pleased you were able to come to grips with those resentful feelings. God is good and we are receiving it. LOL & more hugs. brenda (a friend you are being put in touch with) grin.

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LINTPICKER 12/17/2010 6:11AM

    I live in the High Desert... yes, desert. It does snow here from time to time, but there isn't usually a lot of moisture. I miss the prettiness of the snow, but not all the cold and driving in it!
I hope you have a great Christmas!

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EFELL123 12/17/2010 5:58AM

    Have a great day! I had to chuckle when you said it warmed up to the 20's as I live in the Southwest and we had 80 degrees yesterday -- it's hard to feel like Christmas! I still have to get used to seeing palm trees decorated with lights!


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Had a good day yesterday. Mom and hubby and I went to celebrate my daughter in laws birthday. We all had a good time. Big storm predicted did not hit. Only a week until daughter is here. Mom twisted my arm and taking her shopping on Saturday for Christmas gifts. UGH! Hoping to use that day to get things done at home...ugh! Gotta get my head wrapped around this one. I don't know what to get my kids much less help her know what to get them....Right now I feel so resentful towards her and I hate that feeling. She can't help it....she doesn't drive...she wants to do something for the kids for Christmas..why do I resent it so? I'm on this jag and I want to work through it and deal with these feelings and get over them. Right now I resent all her demands on our lives. Help me Lord to be a Godly woman to love my mother in law. I don't want to resent her. I want to have fun with her and enjoy these precious times together. i don't want to say anything that I can't take back. Lord soften my heart towards her. Help me not to think of her as a burden and as a blessing.

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GATOR12 12/16/2010 10:01AM

    Just continue to pray for her and as you have, remember where she is at and how you can bless her. Even if you get giftcards for Wal-Mart or somewhere. It's the time of year and the pressure you're feeling that has increased your stress. She helped make your husband the sweet, loving person he is---give him the responsibility of helping her. No, that wouldn't work either. The gifts don't have to be perfect like I want!! Praying, too, your resentment won't last. LOL Brenda

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