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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tomorrow I start my new job officially. I gotta be an hr away at 6 am. This should be interesting! I am trying to wean myself into waking up a little earlier each day. The shoot is High school kids so should be easy. My boss dropped off my kit at my house yesterday. I need about 12 feet of space to set it up and I think I can do that today a few times in my living room. Just to feel a little more ready. Friday my shoot is 70 miles away and my moms house happens to be right in the middle. So I can leave early and help her do some packing before I have to be at that job. I almost didn't apply for this job. My friend and Scott were like "try it, why not what do u have to lose?" and I am so happy I did. Seems like I have already met a lot of wonderful ppl and made some really good connections. I guess you just never know. If something is too good to be true it probably is. This could be what I have been looking for, we will see. Report back soon!

My mom called me all stressed again last night. Still having issues getting money freed up. The lawyer she picked has kids and does not keep normal office hours. She hasn't been in her office since Thursday. Yesterday my mom also got a 900 dollar bill for the ambulance my dad pretty much passed away in. HC covered 100, nice huh. It's funny you have to cancel HC after someone dies. I guess death doesn't account for anything in the HC world records, they just keep on charging. This whole thing has been a fight. I can't wait for it to be over. It's been a month and it seems like we have gotten no where.

I did it again, I left my gympact on 5 days UGHHH on a busy week again. That's ok I can make it work somehow. Even if I am walking the dogs for 30 minutes in the dark. I am so crazy about my fitbit. Scott wears his and he will go to bed with 9989 steps, I am like REALLY??? REALLY?? He doesn't care, he just likes seeing how active he is. Yesterday I think he got 2500 steps for the whole day. I think 10000 steps equals out to almost 4 miles. You need to take that many steps to maintain your weight. Then everything after that is icing on the cake. I just wish they would come out with a waterproof one.

I am so happy summer is coming back! I pulled a few things up in the garden. But finally my tomatoes look happy and full of blooms. Zucchini were on a lull but they are starting up again. I had a 3 lb one and I made another huge batch of zucchini bread. Packed half for my work and half for Scott's. It was popular at both. Amazing how zucchini just makes things so moist. I did a vegan recipe this go around and it was still so fluffy and moist with no eggs. I cooked up a storm on Sunday, amazing how therapeutic it is when you haven't had time.

I need to crab about 1 more thing. People from high school adding you on facebook when they never spoke to u in hs. I get these popular girls from my hs who were sporty and skinny and never even looked at me in hs. Now they have gained 70+ lbs...bad karma. Forgiving people is not my strong point, I am very very stubborn in the regard.

Hopefully next time I write things will be better! Have a good week you guys!
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FRUM_SCRATCH 8/26/2013 5:04PM

    The facebook thing- totally with you. If you just don't respond in any way to the facebook request, like leave it open, they won't know that you've said no and they won't be able to send a new friend request. If you say no they can just resend the request. That's what I do anyway. No reason to let them into your life now after all that time. It sounds like you have a lot of stress in your life right now. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. My dad died when I was 15. He was also in poor health, I know what it's like to go through that. Hang in there and don't let it impede all the hard work you've done!

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WHYNOTJ1 8/21/2013 8:49AM

    Best of luck on the new job!

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EDDYMEESE 8/20/2013 10:45PM

    So cool about the job! I'm so happy for you - this is going to be such a great stepping stone in your career!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/20/2013 10:38PM

    It sounds like the new job is great - just what you needed.

I know how you feel about all of the things to do after a death in the family. It took us from April 22 until December 8 to have access to any money of my MIL's. We were being threatened by bill collectors and had paid as many of them out of our own pocket as we could afford. I learned then that some places like the water department are really nice. Ameren is a butthole.

I'm still thinking about a Fitbit. I am addicted to my pedometer though.

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JPONCIN 8/20/2013 5:18PM

    You are doing an amazing job keeping things together. Nice work! Your popular-hs-girls comment makes me laugh. Good for them LOL! ;)

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PHEBESS 8/20/2013 4:32PM

    So are you now the school picture photographer? Could be fun, but be prepared for some drama queens!

And what a hassle for your mother!

(I snorkeled with a pedometer on - totally ruined it. Water sloshing around on the screen!)

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SEAJESS 8/20/2013 3:47PM

    I could never go to bed 11 steps short of my chime and little gold medal! (I have a steptracker on my cell phone and am getting a Pulse because having that info is so empowering and motivating.)

Hope you can forgive the cheerleaders and move on. I have never been perfect... though there were times when I thought I was. I like living in my skin better when I'm not feeling resentments and that's my hope for you, that you can have a happy heart today and always. Do what you need to obtain that!

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COOP9002 8/20/2013 10:35AM

    It is weird how those who ignored you at one time in your life now want to be counted among your friends. Blessings upon you on your journey.

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