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Helping Mom This Morning

Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

My mom turned 80 last October and she has some health issues. So, I've been trying to spend more time with her and help her whenever I can. This morning is one of those times. She's having trouble with her car, so I'll take a look at it and g... Read more

Cabin Fever Setting In

Thursday, February 03, 2011      5 comments

I've been off work for 11 days now. I've been cooped up in the house because of the weather since Tuesday afternoon. I'm starting to show signs of boredom and cabin fever. My motivation seems to want to wane a little. It's still bone-chillin... Read more

Snow Day

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

The good news is: Detroit didn't get as much snow as expected. My daughter made it to work safely. I don't have to venture out anywhere today. I get to use the day to accomplish some things around the house. The bad news us: More snow ... Read more

Kitchen Sink Dilemma

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

The kitchen sink (the garbage disposal side) has backed up into the dishwasher again. What a mess and what a stink! I've got a great handyman working on it right now. This actually will give me the perfect excuse to deep clean the kitchen aft... Read more

Getting Ready

Monday, January 31, 2011      5 comments

The weathermen are predicting 1-4" of snow tonight and another 12 - 15" of snow tomorrow night. So, I'm planning to use today to run all my errands. And I'm planning to do some at-home chores the next couple days. This way, I will be able to ... Read more

Check-up With Doctor

Sunday, January 30, 2011      4 comments

I went to the doctor the other day for my semi-annual thyroid check-up. It's a little high this time, so my daily dosage has been lowered. Of course, the first thing done was the weigh-in : 7 pounds down since my last visit! It took me a coup... Read more

Expanding My Volunteer Experiences

Saturday, January 29, 2011      2 comments

I went to church today to attend a couple "mini" meetings on how to get involved in the church more. I'm confident it will make me feel better physically and emotionally to be more involved. And I know there's a great side effect: getting to k... Read more

My To-Do List Keeps Growing

Friday, January 28, 2011      3 comments

I've been off work since Sunday night. I have a list of to-do projects written down in my notebook. It seems like for every one that I cross off, there are three more that get written down. Either I'm taking advantage of having the time off a... Read more

Trying to Keep My Spirits Up

Thursday, January 27, 2011      3 comments

I know it's only the first week of unemployment, but I find I'm trying to work hard at keeping my spirits up. I am trying to stay busy and I'm following every lead that someone gives me. I am realistic in knowing that it takes time to find a j... Read more

Sagging Spirits

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

Despite my good report at the doctor's yesterday (I lost 2 more pounds!), I feel myself getting a little discouraged. I know I've been seriously looking for a job for only two weeks now, but I haven't gotten one interview out of all the applica... Read more

Helping Myself by Helping My Niece

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      3 comments

I have a 15-year-old niece who is having confidence and slight medical problems because of her age. I am starting to show her the ropes of living right through the use of Spark People. Hopefully, not only will she show improvements in her life... Read more

Time to Re-adjust Schedule Again

Monday, January 24, 2011      3 comments

I get to re-create a schedule today. My long-term job ended a week ago, causing the first change in my schedule. Then I worked the NAIAS last week, and that REALLY changed my schedule. Lots of long hours made me not want to do much when I got... Read more

Time to Re-adjust Schedule Again

Monday, January 24, 2011      0 comments

I get to re-create a schedule today. My long-term job ended a week ago, causing the first change in my schedule. Then I worked the NAIAS last week, and that REALLY changed my schedule. Lots of long hours made me not want to do much when I got... Read more

Jobless Again

Sunday, January 23, 2011      7 comments

I finished my stint at the Auto Show. It was definitely a tiring job with long hours. But I did enjoy it. Now to start getting back to the grind of looking for work. It does have me a little nervous, but I'll be doing my best every day.... Read more

Yucky Day

Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

I woke up late for work, forgot to allow for workday traffic and was a dollar short in my bank when I was done. I'm all wound up and need to get to bed to start all over tomorrow. Only two more days: I can do it!... Read more


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