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Another Monday.....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tomorrow will be my third Tuesday back to work half time. Next Tuesday I will see the surgeon and will probably get clearance to return to work full time.

It is hard to come back after a 3-week LOA but I am doing it. My internal clock is still not used to getting up at 5:00 a.m. even though I have been going to bed by 9 at night.

I got my new swim gloves and that is helping when I am swimming for my usual half hour sessions. I have been going about 3 times per week and next week will bump it up to 4 or 5 times. I need to get in 12 visits to the gym before the end of the month for my $40 savings on our family membership (hubby and me).

I do like the 2 hour limit on stuffing envelopes and might ask to extend that part of my work restrictions for another 2 weeks or so. Last Friday my hands started hurting from thatjob duty after only 1 hour.

Have a great week everyone!!! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/22/2011 8:33PM

    Hope you are doing much better. Enjoy your weekend!!!

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WENDYSPARKS 10/17/2011 8:47AM

    You have a good week too!!

Wendy emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/17/2011 8:21AM

    Take care! Do what you can and do ask about the extension. HUGS!

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Picture of the ugly Gecko Sweater.......

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My daughter is excited to get her "ugly sweaters" for her Ugly Sweater Party.

I was unable to get pictures of the other ugly sweater (Halloween motif) before I mailed it to Montana.

(Somone mentioned they weren't so sure about the "shiny spots on the geckos." The geckos are appliques with sequins all over and large and small beads all over with small shiny tubular beads for claws.....)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/22/2011 8:32PM

    I actually like it!!! It makes me think of the time I spent in Louisiana several years ago.

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GRAMMACATHY 10/17/2011 1:47PM

    That is a fun sweater and would be perfect for a preschool teacher to generate language in her class. So, I think it is beautiful. Although I would not want to wear it into the grocery store.

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LINOVER 10/16/2011 6:54PM

    I like it! I also think it is more cute than ugly!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2011 11:37AM

    Hmmm . . . can't make up my mind . . . ugly or cute. I'm actually leaning towards cute! LOL It'll get lots of comments anyway!

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MISS_VIV 10/16/2011 10:20AM

    OH WOW..........I don't see UGLY at all. It is absolutely UNIQUE...I adore it.

Am I weird? emoticon

and THANKS for reminding me to dig out my Halloween sweater from the spare closet.

Comment edited on: 10/16/2011 10:21:11 AM

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BERTA6978 10/16/2011 10:06AM

    Awww.....I don't know if it's ugly. I sort of like it. Not sure about the shiny spots on the gecko, though.

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MSLZZY 10/16/2011 9:57AM

    That is ugly!

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no long blog here...and those ugly sweaters...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Was on time but just barely yesterday. My promise to myself and supervisor is to leave by 6:30 and it is already 6:15.

Found two really ugly sweaters for my daughter's ulgy sweater party.

The first was a Halloween sweater. Has so much going on it is hard to believe. Of course the main color is black but there are two large pumpkins with unhappy faces, 4 ghosts with happy faces, about 10 spiders and 20 or so candy corns, plus webbing made of sparly beads. I probably forgot something, but you get the idea. (And a witch riding a broomstick going by the moon, of course!) I think the only thing missing is skeletons.

The second one I couldn't resist. It is a cardigan sweater with the buttons inside so they don't show. It is also black, and there are about 8 foot-long green geckos made of green sequins and beads. The beads make it quiteheavy and is a sight to behold. Perhaps I should take a picture of both of them before I mail them off to her. (I'm getting out my camera and will post this weekend.)

Seeing is believing... emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/15/2011 12:17AM

    They must be something to see so please share a picture!

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CATLADY52 10/14/2011 4:23PM

    They sound as if they invented the word 'ugly' just for them. No offense meant. emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 10/14/2011 9:53AM

    Love ugly sweaters, more fun to wear them around fashionistas who loathe them!

Geckos are a sign of good luck...so she will have plenty to spare witha footloose one.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/14/2011 9:41AM

    I would really love to see pictures of those sweaters. I have had some really ugly ones over the years but none like these. Never heard of an ugly sweater party, but I would love to go to one!!!

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TINY67 10/14/2011 9:37AM

    emoticonwhen I was reading your description of those sweaters.

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SABLENESS 10/14/2011 8:24AM

    You should take a picture and share it with us. Foot-long sequined geckos - what a hoot. Ugly sweater party - love it!

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GAYLLYNNE 10/14/2011 7:21AM

    Those sweaters sound charming.......NOT!! lol - I remember my daughter having ugly sweater day and her saying to me, "Mom, can I borrow one of your sweaters?" Sounds like you will have a great time!!!

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Thursday.... thought it was Friday when I woke up....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another day, another dollar..

I still have some medical reimbursement paperwork to do which I thought I would do while I was off on medical leave for 3 weeks, but I didn't take care of it. I guess this will have to wait for the weekend when I have more "leisure" time.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day today... emoticon

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FVHORVATH 10/13/2011 9:48AM

    I have to admit that I thought it was Friday too! It happens when I don't have to take DH for a dialysis treatment. I get off on my days. LOL

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SLS-NY2IN 10/13/2011 9:11AM

    Where do we put the time we loose??? emoticon

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RADISH67 10/13/2011 7:56AM

    since this was a short week, it is flying by. Believe me i am not complaining!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/13/2011 7:55AM

    I hate when that happens...

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DJONES3423 10/13/2011 7:35AM

    When I woke up, I had no idea what day it was. I was happily surprised to remember that it was already Thursday. lol

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MSLZZY 10/13/2011 7:08AM

    One more day!

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Annual review went well...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Got a 2% raise...which is better than nothing. Gone are the days of 5% and even 10% raises in the past. Everyone, including me, is happy to be employed, so I am not complaining....

When my alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. I decided to sleep an extra half hour....I certainly can get ready for work in an hour...to get there in time I need to leave the house at 6:30...

Yesterday was late about 15 minutes because there was an accident near my exit so have decided to leave for work by 6:30 to accommodate for this possibility.

One day in January I was late for work because I missed the exit due to my vision problem...as long as I remember to take the Mestinon I can read the signs just fine.

Hurray, it's hump day...

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SPMOM2 10/13/2011 2:39AM

    Congrats on the raise and great review.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/12/2011 8:12PM

    A raise is definitely a plus! Last year a bunch of us had to take pay cuts due to the economy. We got raises at year end but not enough to put us back at our original levels.

My husband has been working for his company for 19 months and still no review - no raise.

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MSLZZY 10/12/2011 7:16AM

    Glad your review went well and you got a raise. I am self-employed so getting a raise is a plus. HUGS!

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