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Tuesday Ponderings

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Things are going much better at work. Can't believe how different Debbie Downer is at work. She is like a new person. She was telling us even before she was PG she was not feeling well. Maybe that was what was making her so miserable to be around. She now genuinely seems nice and to meet us half way. She has been through a lot with being PG and sickly, have the baby and near death because they couldn't stop her bleeding and ended up with 4 surgeries and hysterectomy and ICU and her dad dying of cancer shortly afterwards etc. It does change your perspective. Still cautious though.

Yesterday had staff meeting. We are undergoing lots of changes. Don't think we'll ever NOT CHANGE. Was wondering if I can see myself still in the organization 1 year, 2 years, 5 years down the road? There was a little glimmer that maybe I might see myself still here. Then wonder if I'm settling for being comfortable instead of finding my nitch. But guess I'll stay put and look around and see if there is something around that matches me better.

11 days and counting until our adventure with our BFF's. I am so looking forward to blowing off some steam and lots of laughter as we adventure together.

Picked out bunch of pictures for son and daughter in law's adoption book. They are putting together a book for a prospective Mom who will lookg through books and pick them as the parents for her baby. Wonder if this year will bring about our first Grandbaby?

Our weather is so different this year. It was 22 when I left for work with skiffs of snow and 49 when I left almost feeling like spring. Our BFF's had 61 where they live and that is unusual for them also. We usually have lots of snow and cold and ice.

Off to see what kind of weather we'll have today

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MARYJOANNA 1/31/2012 5:32AM

  Glad to hear Debbie Downer is improving in her temperament. You stuck it out and are all the better because you did. Best wishes to you!

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Marvelous Monday

Monday, January 30, 2012

Spent a quiet weekend! Got some cleaning done Saturday and Sunday was more of a rest day with some reading and puttering around.

Two weeks until we leave for our adventure...13 days to be exact...

Got to read some motivational readings yesterday about Attitude and how it effects us. Hopefully that will carry me into this week with a better attitude. It is a choice I make....

Struggling to stay asleep at night...power flashes whatever. I go through spells where they don't bother me and then they do...ugh! Again it is an attitude I deal with or get frustrated with. Maybe it's an opportunity to get up and exercise more????

Will get in more time this week. Have put off Curves becauuse Mom hasn't felt like going. She turned her ankle yesterday so I need to get off of it and go by myself. USed the excuse that I exercise in the AM...but haven't gotten back into the routin since Christmas Holidays and just need to DO IT!

Busy week ahead so a quiet weekend was nice. We had rain and snow and sunshine and more snow. Nothing much accumulated. Strange winter.

Baked a big squash and cut it up for meals this week. Took some over to Mom. Hopefully she will eat it as it was so soft she could mush it with a fork. Was thinking i probably need to start sending care packages to her more often to make sure she is getting a variety of foods/vegetables to eat.

Off to make it a great day!

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Got some Rest Feeling Better

Friday, January 27, 2012

Got some rest and yesterday was better. I know my waking up with power surges at night and then can't go back to sleep all combines to stress me out and makes me irritable.


Things have really improved with Debbie Downer co-worker. Always looking for her to revert...but for the most part we've only had one episode.

Wonder what the weekend will bring?

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMFAN 1/27/2012 11:11PM

    Glad you're feeling better!

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DGFOWLER 1/27/2012 5:45AM

    Good morning Kathleen. Glad you got some rest. I know what that has been like myself lately from being in so much pain.

TGIF to you as well. Have a great day. Hope your weekend is even better ~ Donna

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Rough Evening

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maybe the lack of sleep the night before but had a down day. Events seemed to bring me down and it wasn't a difficult day. Went to bed early and read for awhile. Then when Hubby came to bed I was awake for awhile but was able to get back to sleep eventually. Hopefully today I'll be more rested and able to roll with things.

Seems like I'm having trouble this winter. I feel emotionally tired with work, Mom, my brother, hubby out of work. I'm usually the positive person and people still see me as positive. Just not feeling it this year and I know better than that. Hubby is a half empty glass person. I am so looking forward to our get away with BFF's and hubby's like it's two weeks and then you are back where you started it worth it. I still say YES! He says vacations aren't worth it to him...there is no rest and relaxation it's go! go! go! But to me it is a break...lots of laughter, memories and yes it will be a long year without as many days off. He says all those things and he'll be enjoying himself the most.

Know that a different job may not solve my issues. Maybe I'm changing inside and have to deal with the changes in life and that makes me emotional. My life has been turned upside down with me being the major bread winner and hubby at home. I know it's not where he thought he/we would be at this stage of our lives. It has been going on for the last 10 years off and on but this time it seems harder for him to get back into a job.

Takes me awhile to process thoughts. Hubby kinda lets it all dump out. I try to be quiet and think through things. I don't want to say things I will regret and things I might not be able to take back. The things he spills out tend to run over and over through my head.

So a rough evening last night! Determined to keep going and get through the rough spots. Trying to learn about myself and the stages I am going through and remember my value through Christ and not what I perceive others to think of me.

I am off to make it a great day! Learning as I go!

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LJCANNON 2/1/2012 7:35PM

    Definitely time for a rest! The vacation is probably the best thing for both of you right now.
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MOMFAN 1/26/2012 11:34PM

    Hugs! You can do it! I believe in you! Enjoy your time away to recharge. I would so love to get away!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Job Review went was such a joke. It is hard for me to face my boss and tell him to his face I'm doing OK. Guess I'll go on and get my Life License. It can only help the resume. I wonder what he can tell. Does he really care or just need the job filled? A warm body sitting there?

Woke up at 3:30 with it weighing on my mind. Trying to be content where I am but just feeling in my gut I need to be somewhere else and not sure where or doing what.

Hubby is out of work and jobs are harder to find. Keep plugging and my attitude will change? Work is always changing....feel like he's keeping me where I am until co-worker decides to come back full time. Wish I could just work and go home but it weighs on me and is a heavy load on my shoulders. I feel my confidence ebbing.

Networking---yet he's taken me away from some of those business opportunities in the community.

Wait patiently for God's timing and doors to open? How do I let others know I'm available?

I have some flexibility now...just be content where I am?

Thoughts to ponder......

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MOMFAN 1/26/2012 11:56PM

    Understand completely. God had me start investing in my co-workers. Praying for them and learning to wait on Him and be content. I can't say that is the answer for you, but know that I am praying for God to show you exactly His plan for you.

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