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The countdown - we leave a week from today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Looking forward to time away for the holidays with my daughter. We leave a week from today! Yipee!

Went to eye Dr and got drops...I needed the day off...helped relax and calm me down some.

Tore into daughters old room last night. Have someone coming to repair walls. Helped clearing the room and now I can get busy...once the drywall is redoing the room. Still had daughter's old things in there. She sorted through what she wanted...and it still has son's old things in there. Need to sort through things and keep and pitch things.

Off to make it a great day!

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JSPIN74 12/15/2011 12:23PM

    emoticon woohoo!

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Monday Monday

Monday, December 12, 2011

Woke up with an infection in my eye. Guess that will be the priority of the day.
Rarely take off work for illness...guess this will be one of those days.

Went on a rally yesterday. Walked around a local town trying to find answers to historical questions and dates. Educational. Learned some about the was a cold walk though.

Had a melt down on the way home...I was just tired. It seemed like it was go, go, go all weekend.

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DGFOWLER 12/12/2011 5:47AM

    Good morning. First congrats on facing the cold and getting a walk in. I'd rather walk in the comforts of home during the winter. Sorry to hear about your eye infection. I pulled a hamstring this wknd so it's rough to walk and even harder to sit.

Hope you day goes well and that you find out what is wrong with your eye.

Remember to rest today... emoticonDonna

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Thankful Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Had a nice day yesterday. Did some things around the house...Got my exercise done. Was taking the weekends off...but now trying to some kind of exercise 7 days a week.

Started working on a couple of Christmas gifts. Had office Christmas dinner. Boss gave us 1/2 day off with massages at a place we go to. AWESOME!

Praise Team this AM and then Rally this afternoon and then off to find a wedding gift for wedding next weekend!

Off to make it a great day!

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/11/2011 8:16AM

    Week-ends are wonderful for playing catch-up or just getting the chance to do what we want!! Have a wonderful day!

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Woo Hoo!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saw the scale go down 3# this week! Woo Hoo!.. Then decided to measure myself and no change. Went from a high to a low...why don't I see any change in measuring? My clothes feel looser...I feel my sides bending more and feeling my ribs...go figure. Anyway...not giving up,,,but surprised me that I was like ...YES and then I was down...thankfully SparkPeople reminds me to celebrate my victories...must be loosing it somewhere else I'm not measuring. Eventually I will get there...keep on keeping on!

Took Mom (mother in law) out shopping last night after work. We had some success. She found 2 blouses and a pretty top and pair of slacks and socks. Guess she won't have to go naked to Florida after all. We had a nice evening. I know she enjoyed herself immensely. Then I feel guilty. Kept making myself take a deep breath and relax and be in the moment. Sometimes she is just so quirky and difficult and moody I dread time spent with her. My time is so limited. I get impatient hearing the same things over and over. Yet I try to remind myself what a blessing it is that I get to care for her in her latter years. Work wears me out and I'm not always the happy bubbly teasing person I used to be.

Makes me determined not to be that way as I age...and guess I already am when I complain about her all the time...what's the difference?

God helps me refocus and remember what is important.

Think she is really looking forward to our trip to Florida to spend Christmas with my daughter. Thought just getting out of her routine would be good for her and give her something to look forward to during the holidays when she tends to get down. What's not to like when there is sunshine and warmth instead of cold days stuck inside :)

Off to make it a great day! Office Christmas dinner tonight!

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DGFOWLER 12/12/2011 5:49AM

    Soon it will all catch up with you, emoticon your pants will fall off and you'll know for sure everything is coming together. Congrats on that 3 lb loss. It's been awhile since I have seen any type of loss. Donna

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ADEWYN 12/11/2011 9:30AM

    hugs... you are doing great!!! have fun in the sun!

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BEVSMOSS 12/10/2011 9:36AM

    Keep up the good work!
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TAMIPCHICAGO 12/10/2011 9:29AM

    Great job! I guess when you think about it, you can only really measure so many points. Since your clothes are fitting better, and you are feeling the difference in your body and movement, you're probably right. You lost inches where you aren't measuring. :)

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The end of another work week!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Woke early. Something didn't agree with me yesterday. Think it was Taboulli (eastern salad) as I had trouble the night before. Ate it for lunch both days. Guess it does not agree with me at this time. Then I got to thinking about many things and decided to get up and talk with God about them and journal about them. So many questions I have and struggling with what direction to take,

Told Mom I'd take her out shopping after work today. She is focused on needing a top for Christmas Eve services and the main problem is she doesn't know what she wants...just nothing she sees. It's winter and she doesn't want a sweater or short sleeved top or long sleeved top which limits what you find this time of year, Thinks she needs a whole new wardrobe or she can't go on the trip to Florida. She has a closet full...but not to her. I know people like new clothes to travel I'll take her again to see what we can find. Praying I still have patience after waking up early.

Exercise seems to help release some stress....whether pounds are going down or not seeing changes in my clothes and feeling my waist bend differently than it has for a long while. Finally seeing results from the hard work.

Off to make it a great day!


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