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Life in the fast lane

Friday, February 08, 2013

To say that my life has been smack dab in the middle of the fast lane would be an understatement. Some days I feel like I am going to meet myself coming as I am going. This, however, is not all bad – some has been quite enjoyable and I am happier than I have been in a very long time.

I am still working full-time hours at my job that is supposed to be 30 hours a week, while still putting in 10-15 hours a week at the other job. Luckily I love both my jobs, my bosses and the staff which makes working a lot more fun. Working 40 hours at the one job was supposed to be for only a month or two, and I am into month four and going on five. Now it looks as though it could end up permanent due to the addition of another educator, the assistance he will require. A few weeks ago the boss at job two asked if I would be willing to work from home because the landlord wanted to shut down the building during the winter months to save on heating costs. I answered with a big “yes.” This gives me much more flexibility in getting my work done.

My weekends have been a time to catch up on laundry, housework, and trying to fit in some fun. Two weeks ago my youngest son (age 15) and I spent a day in Duluth – visiting Lake Superior (a bit chilly by the lake), some shopping and dinner out. It was such a wonderful day. The next day we started a puzzle and worked on it in between household chores. We did neglect a few chores. LOL! This past Saturday a group of friends attended a fundraiser for another friend, who is in her second battle with cancer. It was so nice to see a large turn-out, and get the chance to catch up with people I don’t get to see very often. The next day was spent with my mom and sister. Another wonderful addition to some of my weekends is time spent with the most wonderful man. He is so loving, makes me laugh and is a joy to be with. Every day I am so grateful that he was brought into my life. Tomorrow he and my youngest son will meet for the first time, and I am sure they will get along great. Then next weekend I will introduce to him to more family and friends. Not sure when he and my older son will meet because of my son’s college classes and work schedule. I rarely see him myself.

Also this weekend, I will begin talking care of two horses while a friend and her husband go on vacation. I just hope he has made arrangements for someone to plow – we are supposed to get 6-13 inches of snow from Sunday into Monday, and they have a long driveway which goes up hill on the way out. I do have four-wheel drive but there are times it just isn’t enough.

Through all of this I am doing pretty good on my eating and trying to get in as much fitness as possible. This weekend my workout equipment will most likely be a shovel and tons of snow!
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IUHRYTR 2/17/2013 11:29PM

    It's nice reading that life is fulfilling for you. Your happiness is obvious. emoticon -- Lou

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PCOH051610 2/12/2013 7:01PM

    Glad to hear that things are looking up for you! I'm so far behind in reading blogs emoticon

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TERRY631 2/9/2013 9:35AM

    Everything sounds wonderful! I'm so glad to read that things are going well for you on all fronts :)

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KOMAL53 2/9/2013 4:47AM

    I got some time to sit at the Computer after a long time--usually it's just 15-20 minutes at dawn each day!!The best part was reading your Blog--to see how happy you are and how everything is gradually falling into place for you made me feel really great for you!!Looking forward to many more such Blogs My Friend!!Take Care and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRAN0426 2/9/2013 12:10AM

    So happy for you that things are going well for you. Yes sounds like we too will be getting that snowstorm--yucky--I'm looking forward to late spring so the darn snow can be gone already.
Nice that your man will be starting to meet your family.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/8/2013 10:31PM

    Wow, things are really going great for you, Leanne, I am so happy for you!

Sorry to hear you are getting another blast of snow. We here on the east coast have one in progress right now, but we are only going to get about 3 inches, but in New jersey, New York and that area, they will get about 2 feet of snow. I am so scared for these people, because, that means more power outages.

I hope all goes well with your storm there.

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KENDRACARROLL 2/8/2013 10:00PM

    Though busy, these are all happy things you're doing.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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CODEMAULER 2/8/2013 8:36PM

    I'll be honest, I love your happy blogs. You are so genuine no matter the mood, but Happy SparkFriend has had a long journey. I'm so glad that life is repaying your kind and generous, heart-giving debt!!

If I lived closer, I'd totally help you shovel!

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CHUBRUB3 2/8/2013 8:04PM

    You are amazing Leanne!
So happy for you!! Keep smiling and carrying on your doing great!
Fingers crossed for the meeting tomorrow.
Hugs,
Angela

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