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Learning Self Care

Monday, June 20, 2011

Learning there are times I need to take care of myself. Feeling much better after resting alot this weekend. Took a nice walk last evening and did some self talk and prayer time. Came back refreshed. Being with God and his creation always helps to put things into perspective and helps recharge me.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/23/2011 9:04PM


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GATOR12 6/20/2011 10:08PM

    Great job!! When you are refreshed and cared for, only then can you give best.

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MARYJOANNA 6/20/2011 5:29AM

  Amen and Amen!

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EDITOR 6/20/2011 5:29AM

    Sweet victory--He refreshes!

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CRYSTALGL77 6/20/2011 5:25AM


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Feeling much better

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Had a difficult week. Thursday was teary etc. Friday decided not to go into work. It was my dad's birthday and not sure if that was a part of it...but felt weepy and just exhausted. Feeling like I just can't do anything right at work and feeling discouraged. So got up exercised and went back to bed. Guess I was exhausted as I'm not a big sleeper but slept and laid around until 11:30. Hubby and I went to a Homearama in the evening about an hour away...where you go through fancy homes. The walk did me good. Like to look at the pretty landscaping. I think I just needed a day to rest and take care of myself. Never did that before..but I feel so much better today. A lot going on and it felt like I was having a meltdown..everything bothering me. Son and daughter in law always too busy to spend time with us...but sure they make time for her family especially with Father's Day weekend! Hubby not getting paid for the last month, waiting to get new airconditioner in while guy is on vacation, piano music for Praise Team is hard this week...on and on.

I am focusing on what is wrong and not how much I have to be thankful for. My blessing far outweigh the negative in my life. The rest has done me good. I feel much better. Taking mom to farmer's market this morning. We both enjoy that and get to stop by our favorite gift store in town. Maybe stop for a cup of coffee. Will make it a nice morning for us both.

Need to pay attention when my body is worn down. Also need to be careful who I am around...

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 1:14AM

    So glad you decided to focus on you and took time just to allow your body the rest it evidently needed. Glad you got to spend the morning with your mom also.

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CJWORDPLAY 6/18/2011 1:49PM

    You did good things for you by paying attention when your body is worn down. Our poor bodies work so hard, don't they? Sounds like being good to you is helping you with all the "stuff" life is throwing your way. Blessings and peace, my friend. CJ emoticon

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FCARMICH 6/18/2011 8:19AM


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A Day to Focus on God

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Woke up with a blasted headach. Gotta get me a new pillow. Fortunately the intense pain has ebbed a lot...Thank you Excedrine Migraine!

Little anxious as I prepare to head to church. Picking up mom as she has agreed to sit through two services with me. I'm probably the least talented piano player and they've asked me to play today. We are having a longer practise again today. First time without music minister and it's tough for alot of reasons...he was our leader. Practise Thursday night was tough...there wasn't a leader...but fortunately someone thought to call one our our young adults who loves music and he came and pulled us together and is our worship leader today. It will work. We will bring our best to the Lord and somehow God can take our humble offerings and make it sweet. Have an interim minister that has worked with hurting churches and he will preach for the next three weeks.

I keep lifting up our minister families. I pray for heaing...such wonderful families and I imagine lots of hurt and pain they are going through...

Hubby gone today so Mom and I will make it a girls day out this afternoon. Don't have time for many of those and this makes it a good opportunity.

We will get through this withour eyes focused on HIM. He can make good come out of all this..will make us stronger and make us step forward and use our talents instead of resting...

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 1:09AM

    Glad you and your mom had a girls day out!!! God bless you for your continued services.

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BEACHDREAMS 6/13/2011 7:51PM

    It is tough when a leader goes off--and they will deal with it with God. The impact on the congregation is so hard--but I've seen churches pull through, and even get stronger--and that's what I pray for you.

Good work finding ways to deal with it positively.

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TEMPERANCE88 6/13/2011 12:26AM

    God bless you for your service!

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Feeling numb

Friday, June 10, 2011

Haven't posted much this week. Kinda feel a little numb. Learned Sunday a minister's wife and one of our minister's having affair. I never would have imagined it. Kinda floored me. Still can't get my head around it. They both have such wonderful families and a good example to others. The pain and hurt...families leaving, families disrupted...just so much pain....we will get through it and be stronger...maybe clean out some chaff that needs cleaning....satan likes to disrupt those doing good work...destroy families...destroy churches...yet Scripture promises God can make good come out of it and I know that to be true.

Debbie downer at work was gone a couple of days. Having health issues during her Pregnancy. Don't want bad for her...just if she's feeling bad don't come to work and whine and cry and lay on the desk and look like she wants sympathy. Think she really wants to be home and wish she would stay home. Makes us busier but the attitude in the office is much better and we pull together and work like a team and don't have to watch our back...

So guess been working through some issues plus our airconditioner is broke and hubby kinda procrastinated on deciding what unit he wanted and now repair guy on we are enduring the heat. Trying to learn to be content in whatever condition I find myself...but some days a little grumpy....:)

So guess been going through some emotional issues when I write it down....but doing better at tracking food intake.

Off to seize the day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/18/2011 11:22PM

    Hope you are able to work through YOUR issues and are able to accept that others may make mistakes. They are only human and you can't let what others do have such a heavy effect on your life Praying for you...

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KARENSTAR1 6/11/2011 8:47AM

    We are all sinners, even pastors.

I really liked your comment that you are trying to happy in whatever condition you find yourself. Kudos to you. I'm going to try to remind myself of that.

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ANATASHIKI 6/11/2011 6:06AM

    don't be too harsh on them . ministers and their wives are still human. nobody's perfect.families shouldn't be so easy to destroy, families are about bad days too, one affair shouldn't end a marriage unless those people really don't think they can get a long. church destroyed for a priest? I don't think so. we have a word here "don't do what the priest does , do what he says".as for the other girl , I don't know how she is when not pregnant and you know her better but hormones can sometimes be tough on a woman and transform her in someone else. if you never experienced this , you're lucky. I hate when (rare) I turn into an emotional jelly. and don't forget you're stronger than average people due to your hard life , don't expect others to react like you , they won't. sorry if I'm nosy, and I don't judge or blame you , just trying to say that if you put yourself in the other side's skin things might look different. have a great weekend

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JSPIN74 6/10/2011 10:05AM

    Yours & COLFORCATZ words are both very true...

You'll get through all you said carpe diem! You'll make today positive if you will it :)

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GRATEFULBOB 6/10/2011 6:07AM

    remember the only think you can control is yourself getting involved with outside issues detract you from yourself . i hear you on coworks that are weiners , no matter what you say or do for them they will still wein. if you get destressed remember your day starts when you deside it to take deep breath in and start your day at that time dont let outside issues reck your day. enjoy each day you are worth it

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, June 06, 2011

Off to make it a great week. Hubby brought home a watermelon and it is so sweet. Yummy!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/7/2011 6:12PM

    Maybe I can talk DH into running to the store for a watermelon tonight. Sounds YUMMY!! I'm sure you are having a great week!!!

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POLK-A-DOTS 6/6/2011 10:27AM

    Yum! I haven't had watermelon yet this season....Maybe I should be for changing that this week! emoticon

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EDITOR 6/6/2011 6:47AM

    I just bought a seedless one. I love watermellon and it is a natural diuritic. When I was on kid and we would be on our way to vacation down in FL, esp. in Georgia, watermelon was 3 for a dollar!

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    I love the variety of fresh fruit and veges at this time of year; enjoy!

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UPBEAT551 6/6/2011 5:37AM

  I haven't had fresh watermelon this season yet.

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