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Thankfully Thursday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Been going, going, going this week after work. Will probably crash Saturday. Went with co-worker to find dress for upcoming niece's wedding. We had success and she got 2 dresses to look at and figure out which one to wear. She is thin and both look gorgeous on her. Got home after 10 pm so made for a short night. Had a nice day at was gone in the morning. Was shocked as I couldn't believe she was out another day. Then our old boss walked in the door. He was speaking at a luncheon. It was so good to see him. Have missed the environment he created. He wanted an environment where intelligent people wanted to work. We cheered our successes and encouraged each other. He was focused on each of us becoming all we could be. He encouraged us to grow and follow what we were passionate about. He listened, we laughed and worked together as a team. It was a season and now we have moved on. He is doing well as his other business is growing in leaps and bounds that he and his family operate. He is blooming where he is planted plus all his family is around him. Then our Debbie downer came walking in around lunch time...with her head down...old boss said...well she looks like she's not to happy with the world. It was so good seeing our former boss. He radiates energy. It was a nice surprise. A boost to the day.

Taking mom to exercise tonight after work. Haven't made it there after work this week. Then taking her shopping Friday night after work to look at shoes we ordered in for her.

Off to seize the day!

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SUZIEQS65 3/24/2011 6:24AM

    At least your old Boss left you with a good sense of being, which you can hang onto and use in your life.

Have a wonderful day - and remember - your glass is always half full!

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VENISEW1 3/24/2011 6:16AM

    Have a emoticonday emoticon

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Had another good day at sick again! :( Too bad for her...good for us. She will probably be in today :( Can't believe how much better the day goes when she isn't there. Boss kept me busy doing a mailer for him. Other co-worker asked me to go dress shopping with her tonight. Been going out every night this week after work and starting to feel it already...but said I would go with her. She is going to a wedding in April or May for her niece out of state and wants to get a jump on shopping. Can't blame her. She is skinny and beautiful so anything will look good on her. She is lively and fun to be around. It will do us good. Took Mom for her perm last night. She was in rare form when I got her. She was grippie and irritable. Guess she'd had a bad day and was taking it out on anyone around her. Came to her senses and apologized later and ended up having a good evening with her. But I was dreading the beginning. Change is hard for her and she initiates it by wanting to change hairdressers in this situation. Oh and her bras lasted 2 weeks and now they don't fit. UGH! Thought maybe we'd last a little longer. Too bad it's gonna take awhile before I take her out again. I am just too booked up right now. I realize she needs to have someone with her. She is too scared and gets confused by herself and getting upset with strangers won't help. She has such bad self esteem...thinks her neighbors get more mulch than she does because she isn't anyone special. Thinks her mulch got washed away and when I got there they haven't mulched her yard yet. But I keep silent. If I say something then she starts...I don't know nothing...I'm always wrong tirade. I try to remember she is our only precious parent left. To enjoy the moments we have together. She's going to use up any gentleness, kindness and compassion I have. Trying to come up with something to do for her BD in April. Probably should do something to get away for the day as she is housebound most of the time. Acccording to her its just another day we don't need to do anything....RIGHT....

Well -- on to seize the day and accomplish a lot today!

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ARLENE_MOVES 3/23/2011 7:47AM

    Oh Kathleen, I do feel for you in this situation with your Mom. It is almost impossible for the caregiver -- you don't do enough or you do too much. Not a win-win time.

It sound like you are doing what you can with the time you have. Remember, even though it is hard to do ----take time for YOU. When I was taking care of my MIL, I found myself not eating, not walking etc -- it was like I didn't exist. And strange, even though she wasn't totally with it -- I think she enjoyed taking advantage of me -- caretaker abuse, they call it. Maybe because it was my MIL!!!!

You take care and write often - it will help. And try to ignore that co-worker--she is not good for you!

Arlene emoticon

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Had a nice day yesterday. We were busy but co-worker was "sick" again. Amazing how much smoother and nicer the day goes when she's gone. Terrible to think that way. The only person I can change is "ME". Weather is nicer. Planning to walk during lunch. Get some more exercise..especially if the day is nice out. Looking forward to being outside.

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IMNENA23 3/22/2011 11:01AM

    Keep being positive!

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EDITOR 3/22/2011 7:32AM

    Looks like that co-worker was probably enjoying the great outdoors too. Whatever she was up to, I am glad your day went well!

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, March 21, 2011

How do the weekends go by so quickly? Before I know it - they are over and here it is Monday.

Had a good weekend but busy. Got to see son and daughter in law for dinner. That was nice. They start IVF again. Hopefully they have good news this time around.

Off to make it a GREAT WEEK!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/22/2011 11:25PM

    Have a great week!!!

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MARYJOANNA 3/21/2011 5:57AM

  You have a great week also!

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    I was just saying the same thing on a board - the weekends should be 5 days and the workweeks 2 days. Someone got it backwards. Glad you had a great weekend. Enjoy your week, Pat

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MARYJOANNA 3/21/2011 5:57AM

  You have a great week also!

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Gorgeous Saturday

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Had a busy up at 4 to get ready for Farm Bureau Breakfast. Helped serve pancakes...stood in the serving line from 7:15 until 10:45. Boy back and legs were sore. Came home around noon and changed clothes then headed to outlet mall about an hour away...and then about an hour to Cincinnati to meet son and daughter in law for dinner. Now finally home and soon off to bed as tomorrow is another "on the go" day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/20/2011 12:32AM

    Sounds like you had a busy but fulfilling day!!! WAY TO GO!!!

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ARLENE_MOVES 3/19/2011 11:25PM

    Busy for sure -- enjoy your sleep!!

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