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Excited About Life

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I'm doing well. I think I'm so overwhelmed by everything in my life that I have just gone sort of zen. Nothing fazes me these days.

I got my teeth checked/cleaned after having gum surgery in August. They found decay under a filling, so unfortunately, my big mouth is about to cost me even more $$. Happily, the surgical site has healed well after giving me problems, so I am pleased about that.

I also got the shoulder checked out. It's been a month since I injured it shifting boxes after moving house. The x-rays were good, but I'll need an MRI and maybe surgery, because they think I tore something in the casing of the ball joint. She talked for a while, but I didn't really grasp it. I just know I'm in pain, and it's probably going to cost.

After four weeks of being ill with a sinus/bronchial infection, I seem to finally be on the other side. WOOT! For a while there, my head felt so swollen that I thought I might score a gig in the Macy's parade as one of their balloons!

My new job is going well. They have been amazingly understanding of my health issues, but I don't want to abuse the goodwill and have worked as much as possible. To make things more fun, I've started a masters in Military Science and am taking night courses. It's unnerving to return to school so many years later, but I am enjoying it. The professor is a retired USMC commander and a sharp thinker. My first paper is due this week, and I'm busily one-handedly typing to get it done. I'm surprised at how nervous I am!

I also signed up for one of the Groupon deals and am now getting scuba certified, too. I attended the orientation last night and think the instructor is a darling man. Classes begin on Monday, meaning that October is going to be utter madness, but at least I won't be bored.

Must tootle if I'm to get it all done. I've missed you all and am trying to catch up bit by bit. Thanks to the many folks who have left kind messages!


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    i have missed reading about your adventures :)

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ENDUROVET 10/13/2012 7:56PM

    SCUBA?!?!?!? yikes, strapping all that equipment on & sinking myself under water doesn't suit my fancy - I'm sure you'll have a blast but I'll stick to snorkerling, thanks so much!
Otherwise you sound a lot like me - keeping all the plates spinnin' that you can!

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FIENDISHSARAH 10/10/2012 11:23PM

    I'm behind in my blog reading but just wanted to say I'm glad things are looking up and YAY for going back to school! It's a lot of work, that's for sure! Hope your paper is going as smoothly as mine is *glances at unfinished paper and pile of unread books*

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DEBULACLARK 10/3/2012 7:26PM

    Cat! You never cease to amaze me! It's great that you are returning to school! I hope you sort out your shoulder and mouth issues...and WOW on the scuba certification. Good for you!!!

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MDMNINA 10/2/2012 12:45PM

    You do keep yourself busy!

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FUNFROG79 10/1/2012 9:40AM

    Wow, lots going on! Scuba certification is always something I wanted to do! emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 9/30/2012 11:56PM

    Wow. You are a busy busy woman! Take care of yourself in all this. I am so envious of the scuba diving! You rock!

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    I took scuba diving lessons as well. Hopefully you can handle it with your shoulder injury. I hope you don't require surgery.

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SUETINGE 9/30/2012 5:30PM

    I'm so glad you're liking your job. Very sorry to hear about all the health issues, hopefully you will heal up from them quickly.

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CJBAGGINS 9/29/2012 2:56PM

    What a busy, exciting, varied life you lead!

I am so excited for you about scuba-certification and new night courses. I really enjoyed going back to school a few years back. It was nerve-wracking, and completely threw my family for a loop, and those months were busy as hell, but it was such an ego and emotional well-being boost!

I wish you well with your first paper.

And I am so pleased that your job is going well. that sure helps everything else kind of fall into place, right?

Sorry that you are still having health issues with injured shoulders and mouth troubles. I pray that they both heal quickly.

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IRISHMUM3 9/29/2012 2:04PM

    Wow! I hope all heals quickly, all education goes well, and you continue to be excited about life.

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AMUNET_RA 9/29/2012 12:07PM

    One of these days, I'm going to write your biography! Of course, I don't do 'reality' well, so we'll have to put a 'magical' twist on it, but I'm sure it will still be readable! LOL!

You're amazing, Cat! I am SO thrilled that you like your job and that they're treating you well!

Best wishes for your new acedemic pursuit and your scuba certification! Yay!


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/29/2012 10:59AM

    My dear, dear Cat....I am so glad to hear you sounding excited, and glad that you seem to be in an upward swing on the health issues!! and YOU LIKE YOUR JOB!!! YAY!!
I am in that same Zen place. I had an impossible week this past week. I just went one small step at a time to make the 1 million, i didnt let anything get to me, and surprise surprise it all got done, done well, and i lived through it!!!
I'm excited for always makes me happy to smell the falling leaves and the cider and the pumpkins and i just cant be down with the lovliness and the coolness!!
Scuba is fun...enjoy!!
I'm going to say it again..ive missed you so much...glad you are back!!!
Hugs and lots of love!!

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DOTSLADY 9/29/2012 9:33AM

    Have missed you, and appreciate your updates. No worries on responding personally. You keep LIVING, and I'll live vicariously through your excitement (except the gum surgery and shoulder stuff - lol).

(I changed my name and may change it back, but it's me, Dots).

You've always impressed me.
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L*I*T*A* 9/29/2012 9:32AM

    such awesome news!!!
wishing you all the best with your new goals.........
blessings and hugs...........lita

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