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Monday, March 14, 2011

Had a nice girl's day with Mom Saturday. Hopefully we got some things she's been needing. She seemed in good mood yesterday. Thought she might be stiff and sore but seemed in good mood. The day out did her good.

Off to see what this week has to bring and what I can make out of it. emoticon

Finally have a day I can go to Zumba/Curves. Looking forward to see what it's like.



Saturday, March 12, 2011

Up early and getting things done before heading out and taking Mom shopping today. Wonder what today will bring? With a good attitude we'll see what today brings. I pray for strength, understanding and to slow down and enjoy our time together. Never know how many times we will get to have a girls day out together. I know Mom enjoys them immensely.

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ARLENE_MOVES 3/12/2011 8:01AM

    Enjoy your time together. So important!

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AHMARROSE 3/12/2011 6:27AM

  have a great time with your mom

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VTORIA3 3/12/2011 6:21AM

    I miss my mom so much since she passed in 2006. Enjoy this special time with your mom. Have a great day! emoticon

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Finally Friday

Friday, March 11, 2011

Had a challening day at work yesterday. I think Co-worker likes to do whatever she can to make us look bad in front of the boss when he's there and she did it up right yesterday. Interesting how she reprimanded me for adding a comment when she was talking to the boss...that she was handling it. When another co-worker and i were working with a customer she comes in and interrupts and adds things we have already discussed with she can't live by her own rules. Wish it would roll off my back instead of make a saddle sore under my chair. Plus had car trouble and had to go home and get the truck which made me late for getting back from lunch...and you know who was waiting...Debbie Downer. Some days feels like you can't win. Know I just have to deal with it yet hate feeling of having to watch my back because she's gonna get me with something. I filed a bunch of paperwork for her yesterday to help clean up the file room...she'd just thrown them around in there. Thought it would be good to help out...asked her first if that was ok with her. Not used to working in environment where there is discord and tension. Why can't we just get along. Don't have to be best friends just work together as a team. It would be so much smoother and helpful if we could. We'd soar with the eagles. Now we're stuck swimming in the muck and mire. Always positive in the AM. I start off with a good attitude and we have some good days where I think there is hope. I'm there for a reason to learn and grow and deal with the situation.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/12/2011 1:08AM

    God definitely has a plan for you in this situation. Best of luck to you as I continue to pray for your situation. It has to be very hard to work under these conditions. Praying....

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SUITABLE 3/11/2011 5:36AM

    You coworker sounds annoying. There are some good books about how to deal with difficult people. We had a situation like this one and applied one of their solutions and it worked. :) Good luck.

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EDITOR 3/11/2011 5:27AM

    Wow, I almost forgot what the work world was like. May you find peace and solace in your home this weekend!

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Tantilizing Thursday

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not sure where that name came up...but wanted something besides just Thursday :) One Co-worker saw our little friend "the mouse" poke his head out yesterday from the furnace room. Been trying to catch him but guess he dosn't want caught. UGH!

Off to a great day!

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BILL60 3/10/2011 5:54AM

    Have a good one!!

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ROZELL99 3/10/2011 5:49AM

  A dead rodent is a good rodent. Have a great day!

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Rainy Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

So much for good intensions...took Mom to new hairdresser so she could walk there in the future and wouldn't depend on me...that was her whole reason for changing. So we go and new lady is so nice and we scheduled her a perm and mom says...schedule it around her schedule so she can bring me...I'm like Mom the whole purpose is so you can come on your own...and she said..what if it's rainy or cold I can't walk down here...will you come with me...>UGH! So it was all for we had a 40 minute wait because others were slow getting there so backed up our appointment. It was of NO savings of time for me...except now we can't get in and out as quickly. Then afterwards took her to dinner. I know she enjoys time together. Taking her out for a girl's day Saturday. Going to get undergarments. Everytime we do she won't wear them...they don't fit right. UGH! Love her dearly yet she manipulates to get more time with me. She makes me feel guilty that I'm not over there every day. Hard to find balance. We haven't spent as much time with her as we used to when they first moved here. There are things we need to get done and we've been traveling some weekends this year. Some times I feel frustrated spending time with her when I need to get things done at home. I come home and I'm exhausted....I'm drained and used up. I know she's a priority. Some day when she's gone I can declutter and get things done at home all I want. Guess it would be easier if she wasn't an EGR person. I realize that I'm one of those people that she wants to be around...I'm a positive, confident person who she feels safe with and we have fun and laugh. I make her feel good...I'm not critical. My memory is usually no better than her's and I don't think I have Alzheimer's yet She wants to be around me because I energize her and brighten her day. I struggle because afterwards I'm drained and all my effort for the time seems at times like it was useless. We spend all Saturday looking for the right bras...and a month later she'll be like...They don't fit...we need to go look for new ones. Stop complaining and move forward. I won't regret spending time with her someday when she's gone. I desire to make her latter years comfortable and enjoyable. I will do the right thing...just need to find ways to recharge afterwards. I know she knows we will take care of her and we are there for her. She does get bored...because she won't join any activities in her community. She is more comfortable with us. I need to take advantage of her physical ability to move easily. Some day she won't be able to go shopping with me and keep up. Then it will be a struggle to take her places. She tires now...but she can walk the malls or shop all day with rest breaks. After a day out...she is alive and more energetic and her mind is so much better. She has been stimulated.

Work went OK. Boss had me out running errands...out of the office for a couple of hours...Yipee! By the end of the day co-worker actually came in and talked with me...about purchases for the baby. Guess she was finally social by the end of the day. I try to be respectful and polite to her all day...and respect not talking to her until after 10:30 except I greet her when she comes in the AM.

Lots of issues working on. Know God has me right here for a reason. Need to work on dealing with difficult people..mother in law and co-worker...ha! ha! Off to seize the day!

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DGFOWLER 3/9/2011 5:58AM

    Raining here in Northwest Ohio too. You know I understand about always needed or feeling like you need to be doing something else, but one thing I know by experience, once they are gone it's for good and at those times you will have wished or you will be thankful for all of the time you have together. My dad has been gone almost 5 years (3/18) and I miss him everyday and I wish I hadn't been so busy singing in the country band I was in.....

It's too bad your mom won't get involved in the local senior center, so many activities to do there. What about reading to a kindergarten class or something like that?

Have a great day, stay motivated emoticon Donna

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TINY67 3/9/2011 5:33AM

    Looks like rain here all day and most of the next seven days

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