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Where did the last two weeks go?

Friday, May 11, 2012

I thought I had blogged last week but when I looked at my Spark page I saw that it has been nearly two weeks!

In these two weeks so much has happened and it feels like I’ve been riding a roller coaster.

First, as most of my Sparkfriends know, I started a new job on April 29 while continuing to work part-time for the company I have been with for 5.5 years. I think I am finally getting into a routine and now have to get regular fitness worked in. Thankfully there has been a lot of yard work to do – helping me to burn some calories.

The new job is so great as are all the people I work with. It is such a happy and friendly place – people have gone out of their way to greet and encourage me; and I am amazed at how much I have learned so far. I can see myself working here for a very long time!

I had to travel to Minneapolis to attend new employee orientation at the University of Minnesota college campus on Wednesday (drove down Tuesday evening with my mom and we stayed with a cousin). It was a beautiful day out and I was able to walk around both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses as I went from one session to another. I of course felt like an old mother hen with all those young students, while at the same time felt energized by them. It was an awesome day until it was time to drive home. It took almost two hours longer due to road construction and I was getting so frustrated by the lack of consideration some drivers showed. I was so happy to get back to my little, quiet town.

This new chapter in my life looks to be pretty exciting.

I am looking forward to a quiet weekend - spending time with my youngest son and with my family on Mother's Day. My oldest son has to work and will not be coming home, making it the first Mother's Day he won't be with me. I am okay with it because he always finds little ways to show me just how much he loves and appreciates me.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms.
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    Dear Leanne,
    emoticon So happy things are working out for you and that you like your new job. Please forgive me in advance if you do not hear from me for a while. My depression is getting overwhelming again to the point I can't get out of bed in the morning and can't wait to return to it at night. I do think of you everyday and I am so blessed and thankful to have you as a special friend.
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    2138 days ago
  • KOMAL53
    That was really great News---I'm so very happy for you!!!!Now that everything is falling into place just settle in,relax and enjoy the Journey!!!I hope you had a truly wonderful "Mother's Day" weekend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2138 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    I am so glad things are going well with your new job. You thoroughly deserve this after all you've been through.
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    It feels odd not having your kids with you on Mother's day. I haven't had my eldest home for it for a few years now, and it still feels a bit strange. :-)
    But, like your son, she regularly shows her love, and that I am so grateful for. :-)
    I hope you enjoyed your special day.

    Lex xxx
    2139 days ago
    Congrats again on the new job and I am so glad it is working out great for you. Time does fly when your busy. Hugs and Happy Mother's Day.
    2140 days ago
    Sounds like everything is going great for you, my friend!!
    Awesome, you so deserve it!!
    2140 days ago
    emoticon you have had a busy time!

    Happy Mother's Day to you too!
    2141 days ago
    Good news about the job. I, too, hope it is a long-term opportunity. -- Lou
    2141 days ago
  • TERRY631
    So very glad to hear how well the new job is going. You deserve this happiness! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend :)
    2141 days ago
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