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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Had a wonderful evening with son and daughter in law's party. She made chicken and dumplings, walking tacos and they had made homemade doughnuts...yum! Her grandmother has taught her to cook well. No one goes hungry. Mom really enjoys going. It's a change of pace for her. She laughs a lot and enjoys herself. We always have the game...oh I can't eat that...and then does. She even ate 2 blueberry muffins and she NEVER eats blueberry muffins...but they looked good to her. It does my heart good to see how she enjoys the family time. She fits in well. She likes the teasing.

Co-worker is coming in today to move her office to my office. Boss first said just move her stuff...I remember how I felt and suggested he ask her what she wants to do...of course she wants to come and move her things. Boss is letting us 3 go to lunch while he mans the office. He can be so nice and understanding and other times,,,,Last week I was so upset and this week things are ok. Not sure if it's me that struggles with change or what....

Other co-worker and I are going for massages Saturday for her birthday. Not sure why I put off going once in awhile. My neck and shoulders are really feeling stressed and tight and getting headaches. Afterwards I'm good for a couple of months.

Going to exercise this AM, Curves with Mom after work and then line dancing classes tonight!

Off to make it a great day!


Monday Good Attitude

Monday, October 31, 2011

Struggled with sleep last night. Woke at 2 am next to Chuck the hubby has woke me up the last couple of nights really snoring.

I am a scale-aholic and liked what the scale showed this AM but due to being upset recently haven't been eating too much,,,which will come back when I get myself calmed down. Feeling better today about it all.

Heading to visit our son and daughter in law about an hour away tonight after work. Mom really enjoys daughter in laws grandma and the whole family atmosphere. She has been needing to get out and a change of scenery.

We have tickets purchased to fly to Florida with Mom for Christmas. The change of scenery will do her good. She hasn't seen my daughter's new place and we will have a good time. Will be gone for 10 days so that will give me a break from work too!

Off to make it a good week. If the weather permits hope to walk at lunchtime.



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Had an emotional weekend. Boss changing my job to sales. Our Debbie Downer co-worker (not her real name) who is off on maternity leave is only going to come back part time so he is putting me in her position and eliminating the job I did...for the most part. He admits I'm not a sales person yet he is putting me in that role. He basically said he really has not need for what I am good at in his organization at this time. Because I have such a good attitude and team player he wants to keep me on the team. He knows he's not going to keep me. Have had a lot to sort through. I will stick it out through the end of the year. Have known I need to move on for a long time...I'm not a quitter and I don't want to give up. I have worked myself up about it and fretted and stewed where I'm not eating much...that is something for me not to eat. It is just hard to walk away. From a business perspective he is doing what he needs to do...but it's not where I want to spend the rest of my days. I have been unhappy for a long time and instead of complain...I need to do something about it. Everyone including me is tired of hearing about my complaints.

It just isn't the right fit for me. There is something else I need to do...guess we will find out.

Feeling better but still pretty emotional. Hormones aren't helping any either. Feel like there are two people arguing it out inside of me. One says you have a good job just shut up and do your job the best you can. The other person says there is something you can excel need to take a chance and change. Who knows in two months I may love it and wonder why I struggled so....

I think I feel good about setting a time to evaluate and head out. I think it eases my mind some. I have a direction to head and a plan of action. Beginning to feel more at peace about the whole situation. It is is not the right place for me. It has been good for me but time to move on.

Came home this afternoon and took a nap. Woke up around 4:30 and felt I should call Mom and ask if she wanted to go for coffee. She did. Took her for a drive through countryside. That calms and relaxes her. Didn't want to eat dinner but went for coffee/hot chocolate. Doing for others always makes me feel better too! She is worried she is causing a lot of stress. She is but we will deal with it. Probably the combination of not being happy at work and so many things pulling at me and people wanting things from me...I'm worn out and weary. But feeling more at peace tonight.


Fantastic Friday

Friday, October 28, 2011

Boss had meeting with me. He is changing my job to sales. I move to Debbie Downer's office as she is only coming back to work part-time. No place in out office to talk so he took me to Panera's. He said I have the best attitude in the organization...whatever it takes for the team. Yet he was concerned I'd want to leave. It upset me so much I couldn't eat lunch and wasn't hungry for dinner. Don't know why change upsets me so much now-a days. It's not where I want to be at this stage of my life. Yet its a job...I should be grateful! Guess I need to process and sort this out.

Took mom to Curves after work and then she wanted to tag along to Praise Team practise last night. The set just didn't go well and it ran until 9:45. Just a long day. Mom has lady friend across the street who is dying of cancer and she is near the end and Mom didn't want to be alone last evening. In a retirement community seems like they are always dealing with someone passing. Really hits her hard. Glad she reached out to keep herself busy last evening...even if it was with me.

Hubby gone to train show tomorrow. Have planned a girl day for myself myself. There is a neat shop in town M&J's I love to go to that has gifts and decorations and home decord... I want to wander around it myself and just spend the day by myself. Do have to work on a solo song on the piano for Sunday and practise the set.

Off to make it a great day! Somehow God has me where He wants me for whatever reason for however long. Maybe I should learn not to grumble and whine???? More than ever long to be closer to my daughter...her here or us there. Time will tell...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NOILEDNWAD 10/29/2011 11:31PM

    I just wrote a blog about changes and how we deal with them. Change is only as hard as you make it. idk if this will work but . . .

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MADKAPKID 10/28/2011 7:16AM

    Change is sometimes hard for many of us. I hope you enjoy your visit to M.J's. Have a joy filled weekend, Karen

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CAM2438 10/28/2011 6:01AM

    Change is always hard for some people. I hoe you are very happy in your new position. You have a good attitude and that is so very important. Have a great week-end.

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WALIDGAZALA 10/28/2011 5:50AM

    good luck
do what is reasonable and don't go sympathetic

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Finding ways to get in more exercise

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Seems like I'm busy right now and yet am able to get in different exercises and exercise time is building up.

When the weather is nice I take a 30 minute walk at lunch. After work taking mom to Curves 2-3 times a week and late Tuesday night go to line dancing class with co-worker. Amazing how you can fit in extra things here and there and it adds up.

Interesting how things I've read here on SparkPeople are slowly sinking in. I'm eating better quality foods. Preparing lunch items earlier so I can just pack and go. Occasionally eat out and still see the scale moving downward. It's taken long enough...but never giving up....and moving forward helps!

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JSPIN74 10/28/2011 11:06AM

    So great when it really does just become your own real healthy lifestyle. wHo'd have thought right? emoticon emoticon

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BEATLETOT 10/27/2011 10:12AM

    You're doing great! Really happy for you!

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MADKAPKID 10/27/2011 9:46AM

    emoticon its nice when things start coming together....woo hoo...have a joy filled day, Karen

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DGFOWLER 10/27/2011 6:17AM

    WooHoo.. you have finally got the right combination and the right frame of mind.. WTG Kathleen ~ Donna

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