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Heavy Heart

Monday, May 11, 2015      4 comments

Last night we got news that a 26 year old had shot herself on her father's birthday. He too committed suicide. Both also had substance abuse issues. Hers was mostly self medication due to severe pain related to disease. She was an amazing young ... Read more

Making It Happen

Thursday, April 16, 2015      2 comments

I have struggled getting my exercise in with my new job. I have had to totally change my morning routine. I have not exercised because I just didn't feel like it and had a pocket full of reasons why it was okay. I heard a quote years ago, but do... Read more

Crazy Times

Thursday, April 09, 2015      1 comments

I went to two funerals last week for three people. This week I had to drive eight hours in two days to take my husband to have cataract surgery. The surgery was a byproduct of his detached retina last summer. One year after the original inciden... Read more

Sad Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday I went to a double funeral. It was for two boys, twins, that I drove on my school bus. I drove their brothers too. It was a rough part of town. I was first drawn to their older brother. He was soft spoken and never gave me any proble... Read more

A Broken Break

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      1 comments

I have lost 8 pounds at my new job. I can only eat on my breaks. It has provided a discipline I did not have on my own. Kinda sad actually, but I am excited to be finally making progress. It has given me a new sense of motivation to remembe... Read more

Old, New, Old

Monday, March 09, 2015      2 comments

Tomorrow morning I have a meeting with an ex-coworker who will be the boss of my now ex-boss. Are you lost yet? They would love to have me come back and work with them some day. I used to work in the broken mental health field. I got tired o... Read more

Long Month

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      1 comments

Wow have I had a busy month! It became time to leave my beloved job of the last ten years and in preparation for this I was working two jobs until last Saturday. When I left I bawled like a baby. My heart will always be soft for addicts and al... Read more

What A Week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      4 comments

Wow! I worked 72 hours between my two jobs last week. I got a new job partly because of the instability of my old job. I loved my old job, too, so it is so sad to say good bye. One of the benefits of the new job os that it gives me less time t... Read more

Reaping the Benefits

Saturday, January 31, 2015      1 comments

We will reap what we sow. So many times we think this only means the good things, but it also means the less than good things. If I sow bad habits then that is what I will have and the contrary is also true. If I use my mouth for bad like judgm... Read more

Full is No Longer Stuffed

Friday, January 30, 2015      2 comments

I put on all my weight by eating continually to the point of being stuffed. Then it became a habit and I no longer knew what true full was. I learned here what it was again. Then, when I didn't have a computer, reverted to the stuffed mentalit... Read more

A Tale of Two Friendships

Saturday, January 24, 2015      0 comments

What is the value of a friendship? I have one friend that I have known for many years. I always felt I pursued the relationship the hardest, yet still we were good friends. I have another friend that I used to work with who has been the pursuer... Read more

So Easily Deceived

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      0 comments

I saw a program on PBS last night about when War of the Worlds first was broadcast. I found it fascinating that fear made people think they smelled smoke and heard things and saw things that their minds wanted them to experience due to what the... Read more

Change is Coming!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      1 comments

I continue to organize my house. It's not cleaning my house, however, my house appears cleaner as a result. Bit by bit I am getting rid of multiple items or items I no longer use. This includes clothing and kitchen items. It has been fun to s... Read more


Monday, January 19, 2015      2 comments

It is so easy to return criticism for criticism and grumpiness for grumpiness. A verse I read in the Bible while in church yesterday has continued to run in my mind. I am trying to work on removing complaining from my life this year. It is much... Read more

The First Step

Friday, January 16, 2015      0 comments

I am in a great mood today. I head back to work tonight. It is a short week for me. Everyone is trying to use up their PTO before the transition in March. I am trying to embrace change. I have had so much of it over the last two years. I know... Read more

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