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Saturday

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Up to get some work done around the house before we head out to kidnap mother in law. We are off to a historic town about an hour away. We are meeting son and daughter in law for lunch at 1 pm at a historic restaurant where a lot of former presidents have stayed. There are little shops to wonder around in...if the weather permits. Only time we could get toether with son and daughter in law so they could help celebrate mom's 76th BD. We're going to do something Tuesday for her BD and then kidnap her again next Saturday for a lunch cruise next Saturday. WAsn't available this weekend. Not sure how we're going to get her on the boat but know she will enjoy herself afterwards. Give her something to talk about for awhile. Going during the day so she can see outside the beautiful scenery - if she chooses. It's a buffet so she can choose what she wants to eat. Looking forward to seeing how she will react. She is always scared to try new things and afterwards it was the "BEST" thing. She is cooped up inside too much and getting out and out of her comfort zone will do her good. If she is with us...she will usually go with us...just a little nervous at first.

Off to begin the BD celebrations!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/4/2011 4:06AM

    Sounds like great birthday plans for your family and MIL. Hope it all works out!!!

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, April 01, 2011

As I was leaving work yesterday I thought...WOW when our co-worker meets us half way it is almost pleasant-what a better week/day we have. We leave tired but not so weary, worn out and exhausted and cranked up.

Kidnapping Mom tomorrow and going on Adventure to celebrate her 76. Going to try and celebrate it all week next week. Taking her to little town for the day and venture around shops and meet up with son and daughter in law for lunch. Then out to dinner for her BD on Tuesday and then another kidnapping next Saturday and taking her on an hour river boat cruise/dinner. Not sure how we're getting her on a boat yet...but we'll do it. She needs to get out of her comfort zone. Gives her something to talk about at the community breakfast they have 2 times a week at her retirement complex. She enjoys adventures and we're not going to disappoint her. She was too scared to go on a plane when dad was alive...we get her on a plane a couple of times and she loves it and it's the best thing. Go figure....she needs to step out of her comfort zone. She trusts us and will usually go with us...scared/nervous at first and then loving it at the end. Life is too short to live in fear. She has taught me a lot...that isn't how I choose to live my life. I'm not going to go out to hurt myself..but if we don't step out of our comfort zone...mix things up a little...how boring and dull life can become. Plus you live caged in fear. You can tell she gets restless being house bound...because she is afraid to drive. We stir her up a little and she's okay for awhile with a lot to talk about. We need to do it while she is still active and able to get around. Wonder how she'd be if we just didn't take her to exercise, walk her around in the stores and keep her moving???? Thinking she would already be barely able to get around. Plus it helps time pass more quickly. She has a lot to offer yet she chooses to live in her cage of safety until we come to bust her out of it.

Boy the weeks do seem to go by quickly...May will be here soon and I'll get to see my daughter...Yipee! Can't wait to get my arms around her. We talk all the time but nothing better than a HUG...

Off to seize the day!

  
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STORMIE008 4/1/2011 10:16AM

    Your mother will have a great time! Enjoy the day and the memories you will create!

~Stormie~

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ARLENE_MOVES 4/1/2011 7:34AM

    Your Mom is very lucky to have you. Yes, our comfort zone is a nice place, but can get very boring. You are a gem!

And emoticon to you also!

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Thursday

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We had snow flurries and snow showers yesterday but not too much stuck...just on bushes and shady areas. Have gotten a taste of spring and am longing for nicer weather. Starting to see the flowers pop up and bloom. My forcythia is budded out. Got to Curves 3 times this week. Hips and joints feeling a little sore this AM. Maybe the bike will work out the soreness.

My hubby had dinner ready for me when I got home...the FIRST TIME IN 30 some years...it was a store bought PIZZA....and I was going to eat left over veggies...but kept my mouth shut and enjoyed. I can't believe he did that. He was proud of himself and I didn't want to spoil the moment. Miracles do happen!

Co-worker has been better this week. If she just meets us part way we all get along fine. When she gets that chip off her shoulder she is fine to work with. Maybe with time we can get there.....

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2011 3:39AM

    So glad our co-worker has been better this week. Congrats on DH making the pizza. Ken loves to cook but leaves the dishes for me. lol

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ARLENE_MOVES 3/31/2011 6:39AM

    Guess I'm the lucky one. Mine does all the cooking. Started when he retired and I was still working. He found out he liked it!!

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MARYJOANNA 3/31/2011 5:48AM

  There is always a first time. Maybe he is learning!?

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EDITOR 3/31/2011 5:35AM

    Hubby made a meal? What a wondrous occasion! Now what is that guy up to? I am usually not so suspicious but if mine did that I know something is out of line. I would then go buy him flowers to memorialize the occasion.

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nothing really wacky going on...just thought it sounded fun! Had a good workout last night. Mom was dressed up...not sure exactly why...but it doesn't matter. At least she worked out some.

Got DD tickets last night. She's coming home from Florida for brother's graduation in May...on my birthday. BFF will also be in the area for their niece's graduation. Boy the month of May will be awesome. What a great BD present it will all be. Daughter's boyfriend also used flyer voucher to book his tickets to come back on the same flight with DD. So looking forward to time with her and him and BF and celebrate son's graduation from college with honors. He's taken the long way around but finally did it. Better get to work on cleaning up the house. May take that long to get it in shape!

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2011 3:36AM

    Hope you had a great day! With all you have planned, may will zoom right by. Hope you can take time to enjoy it!!

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GOLFINSUNSHINE 3/30/2011 5:24PM

    Am inspired by you g/f - your fitness minutes are the highest of all of my spark friends... emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 3/30/2011 8:29AM

    A wacky Wed. sounded good to me and it appears that is the the day started off to be. But I am turning it around to a worship-filled Wed.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Got a good Zumba/Curves workout with mom last night and then off to meeting afterwards.

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/31/2011 2:39AM

    emoticon You are a winner!!!

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ARLENE_MOVES 3/29/2011 6:47AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 3/29/2011 5:40AM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

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