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Sunday Evening

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Another weekend flew by. Took Mom out for Pizza friday night. She is doing well right now. Parade went well. Took a nice drive through the countryside. Hubby took Mom to grocery after church and then we went to store to pick up a couple of things and look around. Beautiful day!

Up early as we take Mom back to dentist. So up at 4 so I can get exercise in and get things done before work.

Hope to get in exercise with Mom after work and then have meeting in the evening. Run Run Run it seems.

Better hit the hay....excited about slowly loosing weight. Trying to track everything and surprisingly staying within limits most of the time.

  
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JSPIN74 8/22/2011 4:10PM

    Slow is great! Scale is going down at it's own pace...and that is just fine.

Sounds like a great weekend too :)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/22/2011 12:19AM

    Sounds like you enjoyed your weekend as you were on the run. Congratulations on your weight loss. Slow is good!!!
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Fabulous Friday

Friday, August 19, 2011

Made it to Friday! How quickly the week goes by. Been busy every evening and am feeling it this morning. Mom doing better.

Yesterday morning a good friend was on my mind. We had talked about meeting up for lunch before she headed back to school and thought about calling her but wasn't sure if she was sleeping in these last few days...well she called me and we met for lunch. Had a wonderful time. How precious are those dear friends.

Have a parade Saturday morning! On Praise Team Sunday so weekend will rush by too!

About 14 days until a long weekend and time with our best friends. Looking forward to a dinner train ride and another time dinner in a cave restaurant and taking a long bike ride with our friends. It will be good down time.

Off to make it a great day! Will be out and about getting office supplies for the offices.

  
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JULIEANNCAN 8/20/2011 1:22PM

    I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/20/2011 7:59AM

    You have had a great week. Glad that things are going well with your mom. Sounds like some great times coming up!!

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JUGE300000 8/19/2011 7:50AM

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ROX525 8/19/2011 6:09AM

    Hope your inspiration just rubbed off on me. Glad you had a great week and glad you have plans for a great time with your friends.

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Had a good day. Everyone at work including boss, his wife and kids took Debbie Downer out for lunch to celebrate her coming baby. Had a nice time. The last couple of days she has been in such a nice mood. I keep thinking when is she going to stab me in the back...why is she being so nice...when is she going to turn and change...don't like working in that type of environment. She will be gone in a couple of weeks for awhile and wonder how that will be. More work for the two of us...but it will be a better environment. I know a lot of this is adjusting to a new boss, new environment. We came from a great environment with an encouraging, motivational boss. The change has been challenging especially when you have a Debbie Downer in the office.

A season of change and transition.

Mom is doing ok. Went to exercise with me last night. Doesn't really do it like you are supposed to but she is working most of the machines and is doing something more than sitting in front of the TV at home. Think its mostly to get out of the house but even that is good for her.

Getting into more of a routine of cooking at home. Planning and preparation helps.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/17/2011 11:08PM

    Glad you had such a good day!!! It is so much healthier if a little more time-consuming planning and cooking meals at home. Ken and I are doing so much better controlling our blood sugars and his lymphedema by eating at home.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Survived taking Mom to dentist. He was so good to her, very patient, kind, attentive, explained what he ws doing, measured, had her look at colors, shapes of teeth etc. She loves him

An hour and a half late to work and boss sent me on errands right away. Then worked milk shake booth for the county fair for 4 hours and got to leave at 3:30 for that. Feeling it this morning.

Can't believe after our shift we walked around a bit and thought about the funnel cakes, elephant ears, bucket of fries and chose to wait and go home and eat. In the back of my mind I keep thinking...what do you really want...stay where you are or change. Plus hubby doesn't really like that kind of food. I usually eat it and then it hits my stomach and I think...why did I eat it. Thankfully I had fresh green beans already cooked up at home so just had to heat them up. Starting to crave fresh vegetables instead of sweets or fried foods.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/17/2011 12:29AM

    emoticon and emoticon on not getting any of the momentarily delicious tasting but crappy food at the fair!!! What a wonderful choice!!! Also glad that your mom's dental visit went well.
A emoticon day for you for sure!!!

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CAT609 8/16/2011 6:52AM

    Woohoo! What a thing to crave. Good for you! You had a lot of temptation and you didn't cave in. emoticon emoticon

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Ready to start the week!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Going with hubby and Mom to dentist this AM. She has been after us to get her new dentures...so hubby took her for beginning and he wants me there to help pick out size and color of teeth. Been a bumpy weekend trying to get her back up and going. She gets to feeling sorry for herself and thinks she has every disease and won't eat (I think) etc. She was too ill to go to church but we got her out for breakfast and then she was feeling good enough to go to SAM's and Walmart. Think she was bouncing back and feeling better. She ate a good breakfast and that's usually a good sign she is back on her feet. She is good at manipulating us...as she left..said now she had groceries if only we would take her to get a new couch then her back wouldn't hurt anymore! It's always something. It never ends. Then I feel guilty. Vicious cycle. Hubby doesn't worry about it as much as I do.

So got up at 4 so I can get in exercise and get ready to leave at 7:15. Got a long day as I'm working at the fair til 9 pm for work.

Boy weekends go so fast.

Got baby guilt done for PG co-worker. All the girls are taking her to lunch tomorrow with boss' wife for baby luncheon. Looking forward to time all together. She was in good humor Friday for the most part, Wonder why she can't be easier to work with more often???

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/17/2011 11:05PM

    So glad that you made a quilt for the new baby!!! You are AWESOME!!!
Being a caretaker is a difficult job at its best. At least you know you are doing all you can!!! WAY TO GO!!!

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LISA0517 8/15/2011 12:23PM

    I'm glad your mom is feeling better. I think we women are trained in the guilt thing! Men do have an easier time letting go of it.



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GATOR12 8/15/2011 11:33AM

    I remember the guilt those moms & mil can cause. As long as you know you are doing your best and trying to help her when you can. I bet the quilt is nice. It is so much more personal to receive a home-made gift. Good for you!! Have a good week!!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/15/2011 5:11AM

    I hope you have a good day. I think it's always difficult to be a caretaker, but especially if it's your mom. I don't know why that is.

I wish you all the best always! emoticon

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PRINCESSOKIE 8/15/2011 4:33AM

  I like this

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