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We got our snow!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Snowed most of the day yesterday off and on. We got a nice amount so far. Guess we've been due it.

Hubby drove me to Praise Team Practise. We have a tough piece I need to play. Not sure I will get it learned by Sunday but will give it my best.

Right knee bothering me some this AM.

Just two of us at work this today.

Really looking forward to time away with BFF's in February. Just got back from trip in December and already need another time off. Not sure how I'm gonna last with only one week left....this year.

Hubby commented that he thinks the stress of everything is weighing me job, Mom, my brother, hubby out of work. I try not to dwell on it but guess maybe it sits on my shoulders anyway.

Positive Attitude is my motto for this year. No matter what happens to us or around us -- we choose how we react to it. God is my constant companion. I know I need to look at things from His perspective and not mine. I've ask Him to mold me and shape me and He is.

Off to exercise and make it a great day!

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MOMFAN 1/21/2012 11:15PM

    Yes, God is right there!

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SHARON10002 1/20/2012 4:17PM

    It's easy to say, but so hard to do especially when things get rough.
Hope you are enjoying the snow. . .

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REBECCAMA 1/20/2012 9:08AM

  That positive attitude thing is hard on me too. Good luck!

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Went to Zumba last night

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Co-worker and I went to Zumba with co-worker from another office. Was able to get through the set but really feeling it in my knees this AM. I had a great time but there isn't time for it in my life at this point. Taking Mom to Curves is more important and getting that type of workouts for both of us is good. But enjoyed the change of pace.

If I had gotten in Line Dancing class would have really racked up exercise points this week...oh well.

Boss scheduled our reviews. Mine is next Tuesday. Wonder what he will say???

Off to make it a great day!

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LAURIETAIT 1/19/2012 12:09PM

    I love Zumba. I just got a pair of Zumba shoes and they are much easier on the knees. I used to have twinges from all the twisting. I hope your review goes well.

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JSPIN74 1/19/2012 9:39AM

    Good for you giving it a whirl & seeing if it was a good fit :)

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REBECCAMA 1/19/2012 8:03AM

  I did Curves for a while but eventually a lot of them closed. Zumba does seem to be the "hot" thing right now but I haven't tried it. Good luck finding something that suits you.

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Didn't make it to line dancing class!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mom was here waiting for dinner when I got home from work. Hubby and her decided she would eat with us last therefore....I did have chicken in the crockpot...but by the time I got everything ready and on the table I was tired and I would have been late I didn't go.

Mom went home to stay last night. I like quiet mornings to myself. Oh well be thankful we get to care for her in her latter years.

Off to make it a great day!

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ABETTERBETTY 1/18/2012 9:35PM

    Someday, you'll look back on that dinner and be glad you did what you did. Enjoy your family when they are around.

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LAURIETAIT 1/18/2012 1:28PM

    Sometimes life interferes with our plans. One workout in the scheme of things is not a big deal. My Mom is 84 and she gets around like she's 64. Sometimes I forget that she is not going to be around forever. I need to make good use of the time we spend together.

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JSMIMI8 1/18/2012 8:14AM

    I got to have a nice visit with my Mom yesterday. Just me an her. She is 77 and in great shape. She inspires me. Moms are wonderful things.

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MFLYNN8 1/18/2012 6:52AM

    You did a great thing for someone you love and you cannot feel bad about that part. Missing a workout, especially a fun one, is a bummer. emoticon

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MRE1956 1/18/2012 6:14AM

    It's so rough to have to balance your needs with those of others, sometimes......I'm with DGFOWLER here - hopefully you can make up for what you missed ome way or another.....

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DGFOWLER 1/18/2012 5:44AM

    Is there another dance class you can attend to make up for the one lost? I'm like you being thankful my mom is still here. She does live on her own as well. My mom is 67 years old. How old is your mom?


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Feeling some stress I guess-- my weight is heading the wrong direction recently. Not sure what I am stressing about but having trouble sleeping at night too! Recently I've been starving. Food really tastes so good.

Mom stayed with us again last night. They worked on her furnace last night but were still doing some testing for fumes and wanted her to stay away for another night.

Can't get myself back into going to CURVES after work. Mom hasn't been able to go and can't make myself get back into the grove. Justify it by saying I do work out each morning for an hour. Weather hasn't been nice enough to walk at lunchtimes. I miss that.

Tonight back to line dance class. It really works my brain and my body.

Work doing OK. Boss planning out our schedules for yearly review. This weekend makes 2 years since I interviewed with him. Been a rough bumpy two years. Wonder what this year will hold?

Off to make it a great day!

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YB0511 1/17/2012 8:34PM

    Sorry to hear you are going through some stress. But great job getting an hour of exercise in each morning.

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KIMMIEP 1/17/2012 7:53PM

    sorry you are struggling! Enjoy the line dancing, I used to go but there arent too many classes in NJ!!

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LAURIETAIT 1/17/2012 1:57PM

    I'm suffering with some of the same stuff you're going through. My weight is up and down. I'm not sleeping very well. I'm HUNGRY all the time. I do exercise regularly but not with enough intensity or duration. I think mine is due to some unresolved relationship issue and uncertainty for the future. Knowing this doesn't seem to be helping me overcome it though.

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FREES1 1/17/2012 10:03AM

    maybe that last question is at least part of the key to your stress??? and happy - i hope - 2nd anniversary of your interview. having mom or anyone stay in a home will change routines very quickly so once her house is cleared and she returns you will have one less conflict.. keep the faith - you'll get back to your routine...

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Been Off Track The Weekend

Monday, January 16, 2012

Headache seems gone. Mom came over for the night last night. Started the morning her fire alarm went that taken care of but last night she called saying throat was sore and thinks she's smelling things in the house. Who knows...she jumped at the chance to stay here and Hubby and her will figure out if anything is going on in her house. Also reitrement community to come out and check things on it anyway today so they will hopefully get her calmed down. Just got the sheets all guess we were ready for her.

Need to get back on track. I was doing OK but got off track towards the end of the week.

Worked on finalizing my goals for 2012 and put them on paper...

Off to make it a great day!

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KIMMIEP 1/16/2012 5:28PM

    Hope all works out well with your mom! Good for you getting your goals on paper, that will help you in getting back on track :)

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QTEALADY20031 1/16/2012 10:25AM

    Hope everything is okay with your mom's home. Well, today is the start of a new day and a new week so now you can get back on track! Have a great week! June emoticon

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MILMOM2000NEW 1/16/2012 8:24AM

    Praying all is alright with your mom's home. URGH That would be scary!

Don't worry about going off track. Seems like it was like that for a lot of people, me included! We know what we need to do.

Best of luck this week!

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YB0511 1/16/2012 6:26AM

    Sounds like a busy weekend. It is the start of a new week. You can get back on track.

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DGFOWLER 1/16/2012 5:40AM

    Sounds like a great idea starting your week out new. Glad you finalized your goals will make them more obtainable since they are written down. Have a great day ~ Donna

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