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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...

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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 . . .

Comment edited on: 10/29/2011 11:32:55 PM

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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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Seeing Progress

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Seeing progress steadily and slowly. Trying to put in exercise wherever I can. Love walking at lunch time. Hear thunder so may not get to do that. Finding that walking/exercising is releasing stress and built up tension.

Son and daughter in law stayed until I got off and we went to dinner. Mom was difficult at first...she can't eat anything...but hubby was patient with her and got her eating. Thinks with her new teeth she can't eat anything. After working I have little patience with her but hubby pulled her out of it. She couldn't eat chicken but ended up eating 1/2 of his little piece by piece. She looked a little worn out last night. It was anniversary of dad's passing. Not sure if she knew it or not. She didn't mention it and she usually does if she remembers it. We don't bring it up to remind her. So not sure if she did or not. It's been three years and she seems to be doing well for the most part.

Work been going ok. Co-worker on maternity leave comes back before Thanksgiving. Time will tell if she'll be back or not.

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BESEVEN 10/27/2011 11:02PM

    Congrats on the progress! That's emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/26/2011 3:28PM

    emoticonGlad that your Hubby was able to step in and get your Mom to eat.
emoticonCongratulations on your Progress. Little Steps really do work!!

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JSPIN74 10/26/2011 10:09AM

    congrats on your progress....patience will pay off :)

it's nice to have a partner who can swoop in & help when you're tired & ur patience may be thin tho - right? (re your husband helping to coax your mom to eat) that's good stuff...

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DGFOWLER 10/26/2011 5:54AM

    Congrats on that slow and steady progress. Was sorry to see it was the anniversary of your dad's passing. May you always have wonderful memories of him. Have a great day. Hope you get your lunch walk in and the rain passes you by. emoticonDonna

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BEVSMOSS 10/26/2011 5:42AM

    Thanks for sharing

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Had a wonderful 3 day weekend

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We had beautiful weather and what fun. There were 27 cars who traveled together up and down and around through the countryside to Bowling Green Kentucky. It was a little foggy going down but the rest of the time it was 70's and sunny. Gorgeous countryside. It wasn't peak leaf it looks like it had already peaked ...but there were plenty of beautiful trees left. The getting away was good and relaxing. Will try to upload some pictures later. Went to National Corvette Museum and yesterday we toured the Corvette manufacturing plant. It was a good get away.

Now back to work....and getting back to my routine and my nice bed.

Son and daughter in law flying back today and will be here for awhile before they head home tonight. Hubby picking them up from the airport.

Off to make it a great day!

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MADKAPKID 10/25/2011 9:22AM

    Wow...a 27 car caravan sounds awesome. I imagine the scenery was great but the fun of being with friends like that is priceless. Glad you had a great time. Have a sparking good day, Karen emoticon

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Ready for the Trip

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ready to take off on our trip shortly. Ready for the get-away and a day off from work. Lots 2 pounds. It is slowly working!

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MFLYNN8 10/23/2011 4:44PM

    I love the excitement before a trip, but i hate unpacking after!

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