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Rediscovering Me

Friday, November 12, 2010

As I begin to prepare for my last work day of the week, I see my work is never done. I am trying to be conscious and financially savvy as the holiday season approaches. It is so easy to get caught up doing the everyday stuff, "my old norm" so to speak. I am taking the steps outlined by by nutritionist and putting them into action. Faith without works is dead, so I am about the business of doing the work.

After hemming and hawing about what to do for Christmas, I decided to fly home again on Christmas morning. Surprisingly I got a better price on my ticket and it will be nonstop. I spend about four days with the family and I hope to make this Holiday season more special than last year. Losing a parent around the holidays is a little tougher and I want this one to be a time of celebration, not sad.

This is poodle time emoticon and I am trying to get to my happy place, but is hard with the $$$ keep adding up-shots, blood work for Habakkuk's dental surgery, food (Science Diet has gone up, new leash, new collars and it seems like the list is endless. Lets not forget boarding over both holidays. Lord help me. I keep saying they need jobs or I need to claim them on my income taxes.

I am beginning to do my recommended reading and on the advice of my nutritionist I visited my county library to check out the book called "Happy for No Reason". I am happy because instead of plopping down money to own a copy, I decided to borrow first to see if is worthy of putting in my personal library. It also puts me on a three week reading schedule since I have a tendency of starting books and not quite finishing them. I am going to work on creating a reading corner here in my apartment since I enjoy reading and think that is what has been missing from my life this past year emoticon

To here is to a nice long weekend ( I have Monday off to continue my Veteran Day celebration) and rediscovering me emoticon
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    You go girl!
    2687 days ago
    I laughed when you commented on your "puppies" getting a job!
    I've been saying that for years about our pets! We have always gotten our pets from shelters (except for our last Lab puppie) and they somehow have never been "free!" Our last kittens ended up having infections from their "surgeries" from sterilization, and Prince, our male kitten has some kind of genetic kidney disease that is not curable! However, so far, he is doing OK, after much expensive testing! I love him way to much to "return him!"
    Anyway, that is extra on top of their normal upkeep! I feed the (now) cats Science Diet and my Lab Pro Plan, although he prefers the cat food and people food! LOL

    My husband and I are intent on eating healthy (which is very expensive) and losing weight. He is on a low sodium, counted carbohydrate (diabetic), low sugar, lean protein, low & "good" fat, lots of fish and chicken, little red meat (except lean, good cuts), lots of fresh fruits & veggies (or flash frozen) & whole grain complex carbohydrates, @ least 8 cups of water a day, lean dairy products, the needed vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other recommended nutrients, and fresh herbs & spices. I am so glad that you are reading about nutrition! There is so much to learn! I hope that you take your nutritionist's recommendations and continue to read and learn! Good for you!:)
    Love, your sister in Christ,
    Amy emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Standing on the Promises of God!
    2688 days ago
    GL on the journy...s
    what did your nutritionist suggest to you? emoticon
    2688 days ago
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