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Sorry I have been so preoccupied.... Total Stressfest.....UGH

Monday, April 29, 2013

Doug's work has been very slow, so I have been trying to pick up the difference, which isn't easy, nor equaling money wise. lots of stress. Really tired of robbing peter to pay paul. I hate calling and asking for help or an extension on whatever payment I am trying to come up with.
Mom is doing GREAT, which is AWESOME! In fact, right now, she is on a cross country trip with her brother and sister in law. Having a ball, I think she is doing better than us kids as far as losing my Dad goes. it makes me very proud of her.
I gave her this picture of me to print and pin to one of the back seats, so I can come along!!!

I have been depressed lately, which any of you who KNOW ME, know that's NOT RIGHT! Just financial woes. Haven't been drinking 1/10th of my normal, for the past few months. Not as "comforting" to me anymore. I am tired ALL the time. Starting drinking coffee and I can drink a pot and still take a nap afterwards......is that weird? Or just me?
To top it all off , Janet (yes, Janet) my SECOND wonderful therapist in a row (how lucky is that?) is changing departments, so now she is referring me to a gal named Emily, whom I have met, and I like I suppose. It's just the "starting all over again" I dread.
Nicholas is doing AWESOME, finally maturing a bit. Poor thing is in the middle of the Peter Brady voice change, and has been for about 5 months now. Really sounds like a girl... I feel so bad for him. MEANWHILE, sweet shy Daniel, has been picking up the slack with a vengeance...He is physically maturing quicker than Nick, even though he is 23 months younger. They fight constantly and it's Daniel as the aggressor. So I FINALLY make it through Nick's years of drama, he is such a hoot now. And here comes another load with Daniel.
They say God never gives you more than you can handle, well apparently He thinks I am pretty bad ass! Comes with lots of tears and fears.....maybe I am NOT so BAD!!!

STAY WELL MY FRIENDS! I promise I wont be gone so long, I am trying to make some time for myself, its just few and far between. Most of the time I am on my phone, like on FB and Sparks just doesn't work right on my Android....cant do much there, so that doesn't help me stay connected!! I will do my best to take a few moments for myself in the future. Just feel as if I have lost my way sometimes.....just stress.....UGH

Love you All!
Janet

  
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SPARKLINGDAWN 6/28/2013 5:21PM

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FRANKLY5 5/12/2013 4:59PM

    Just dropped by to say Hi and see how you are doing
Happy mother's day
Fran

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AJDOVER1 4/30/2013 4:48PM

    Thanks for letting us know how you're doing! That's great news about Nick!
I wish you all the best

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IGSBETH 4/30/2013 11:51AM

    Feel better soon!

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NELLIEC 4/30/2013 12:13AM

    Sounds like your stress is trying to gang up on you. Not only financial, but teenager! Shudder!

I am continuing to pray for you!

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MELMOMOF4 4/29/2013 11:18PM

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TERRI289 4/29/2013 10:28PM

    You are one touch Woman!! Keep it up, stay strong and I would say stay busy but you are!!

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MY ENTIRE BODY HURTS AND TOMORROW WILL BE WORSE..RAKING!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I have been dog sitting for my neighbors this weekend and decided to be nice and surprise them by cleaning their yard of the 4,859,659 sticker balls, I am SO SORE already, I am probably not going to be able to sleep tonight! Six 39 gallon trash bags full.....UGH! Why I decided to take this on, I don't know! It was too cold outside, my feet and fingers were literally numb, no joke.
Anyhow here is a before and after pic! I know they will really appreciate it, which is one reason I did it. But WOW I think I bit off a little more than I could chew, but I got it done......

Before.............

After.............

I am tired and going to bed!!!!
Back tomorrow peeps!!!

Janet

  
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SPARKLINGDAWN 6/28/2013 5:23PM

    Woau amazing!

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JUNEAU2010 2/18/2013 10:02AM

    My yard is a lot smaller! emoticon Just kidding! Take care of yourself - you don't need a fitness setback!

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DAWNWINS 2/18/2013 8:19AM

    Good girl, won't you be, please won't you be my neighbor emoticon

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0309COOKIE 2/17/2013 11:27PM

    Wow! What a great neighbor you are!

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NELLIEC 2/17/2013 11:06PM

    Wow, very impressive! God bless you for being so thoughtful!

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HDHAWK 2/17/2013 10:37PM

    Wow! That had to burn a ton of calories!

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AJDOVER1 2/17/2013 10:13PM

    you are an amazing woman! Sleep well!

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Is so glad to see my mother buying herself some things

Friday, February 08, 2013

Anytime my mother wanted to buy something my father would always say no, so now that he's gone she has bought herself a new gorgeous electric fireplace and a leather couch, cranberry color, that she said, he always said leather was never allowed in the living room though the living room is now her living room! So all these things she has wanted, and deserved, for the last 50 + years she is finally getting, though not going overboard. I am so happy to see her handling things this well and making the house now her own, she has deserved this for so long.
I am very proud of my Mom, I think she is handling this so much better than us kids which makes us even more proud of her. If you ever have the chance of meeting my mother you will see that she is indeed an angel here on earth.
I'm going to see the couch and stuff tomorrow for the first time so pics will follow.
Have a terrific night my Spark Peeps and I will fill you in more tomorrow sleep well and I love you all !
Thanks,
Janet

P.S. This is a picture of my mother after my brother took her to the movies and she picked "Magic Mike" not knowing what it was about.... Boy what I would have given to be a fly on the wall.

  
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SPARKLINGDAWN 4/6/2013 12:40AM

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DAWNWINS 2/17/2013 8:19AM

    Good for your Momma!

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CHICKENCHASER78 2/11/2013 6:58PM

    Out of all the movies to pick... I hope she enjoyed it and its nice to see her able to handle things.

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JUNEAU2010 2/9/2013 4:42PM

    So glad to hear your mom is doing so well. I will be calling my stepmother this week - the anniversary of my dad's passing - to see how she is doing....

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NELLIEC 2/9/2013 12:18AM

    It is about time your mother got to have some things she wants!

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Ok, Court Today With Nick.......Victory? I say YES!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Okay, most of you know my son Nick is quite a special guy.
We had a rough night a while back and he turned into Satan after I took his cable box due to his behavior. Anyway it was ugly, he ran off at 1 am and did some damage at our neighborhood store.

So court today he was " sentenced to 2 weekends" on the Chain gang....I love it. He didnt destroy a lot of monetary damage, but that's not the point. So for the next 2 weekends from 8:30 am -3:30 pm, I have to drop him off at the Juvenile Detention Home where he will be on an outside "workforce" doing mulching, raking etc. I am glad since he DOES NEED TO LEARN A LESSON. So for 2 weekends he is on House Arrest starting at 5 pm (which wont bother him one bit, since he likes to be here) BUT he is in for a HUGE WAKE UP CALL when the work begins, he has an accountants hands....and swears a RAKE doesn't fit them. So I am going to sit back and take A WEE BIT OF PLEASURE of seeing him learn some landscaping.
IF he gets kicked out (he wont) the remainder of the time he owes will be spent in the Detention Home, no worries there (I hope). He also must take some classes in addition to his therapy he is already in with me, on how to control himself when he doesnt get his way, I say GREAT!
So wish we luck!!! My boy may have a chance after all!!!
Will let ya'll know whats happening and how it goes!!!

Thanks you all for your always continued support with Nicholas, it is all appreciated!
Love to you all,
Janet

This is Nick and our neighbors dog Abbie that we babysit when they are lucky enough to go out of town!!

  
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HDHAWK 2/8/2013 9:09PM

    I'm hoping your son learns from this. I had to do something similar when my son was in high school. It hurt me to leave his there, but it has to be done. Good luck!

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SPARKLINGDAWN 2/8/2013 6:45PM

    I hope it will turn out well. Let us know how it goes. When does he start?

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LOVESTYPOS 2/1/2013 7:57PM

    Here's hoping it's a lesson learned for the rest of his life. It's a wonderful thing that you are on board with this. Many parents would be upset because they don't believe physical labor is the way to go.

Good luck to the both of you.

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JUNEAU2010 2/1/2013 4:25PM

    Fingers crossed!

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NELLIEC 2/1/2013 12:10AM

    I am glad that the decision does sound like a good one for Nick! I like the picture of him and Abbie!

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NO SMOKING, NO DEPRESSION, NO MORE SLACKING!

Saturday, November 17, 2012



Hello My Spark Peeps!!

I just got a MOTIVATION gift I ordered for myself and I LOVE IT!!
I have been seriously depressed and sleeping a LOT. NO MORE!

My neighbor Amanda, who has lost 60 lbs. on WW and I are teaming up to push
each other on the exercise, and we are READY!!! WE WILL MOTIVATE EACH OTHER!
Its nice when you have someone IN YOUR FACE!

So Doug and I are off to the grocery store and I am going to stock up on some better
things for me besides pizza and beer!

This is Amanda and I right after she got married!!
And this is us at a campground, she always amazed me for having the guts to get in a bathing suit, when she was bigger than I was, and I was SO SELF CONSCIOUS!!!


So heres to a new start and a new ME!!!

Love You All!!

Janet

  
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DOTSONK 11/28/2012 8:49PM

    Just concentrate on getting through it one day at a time. That's how I stopped smoking. Haven't had a cigarette in 12 years. And I was absolutely a diehard smoker -- 2 pks/day - Marlboro Lights. I wish you all the luck in the world. And I have no doubt that you'll succeed!
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MISSCUS 11/19/2012 4:42PM

    Fortunately, beer doesn't seem as good in the wintertime. Good for you getting a neighbor buddy to do this with you. You CAN do it! Keep at it!

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ANGRITTER 11/19/2012 12:58AM

    Congratulations. When it finally clicks, it "CLICKS" and you get that jolt where you can't wait to get out there and do some exercise. Having an exercise buddy is a wonderful thing to have. But sometimes I prefer to do mine alone as I like to think.

Oh, and I get distracted and do silly things like gardening when I should be walking, or I cur down trees. I have exercises ADHD!! LOL!

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BRAVELUTE 11/18/2012 7:43AM

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VAMACKGIRL 11/18/2012 2:10AM

    I got fresh fruits, stuff for salads, NO BEER, NO PIZZA, Fiber One stuff, Special K Cereal.....lots of GOOD STUFF...... YAY!!!

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BRAVELUTE 11/17/2012 11:17PM

    So I just have questions, like

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AJDOVER1 11/17/2012 10:21PM

    You can do it! I wish you all the best!

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NELLIEC 11/17/2012 8:09PM

    It is great to have a friend to help you with your motivation. By ourselves, we feel like we are overwhelmed, but with a friend our efforts go so much better! emoticon

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