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Role Reversal

Saturday, June 26, 2010      3 comments

My daughter asked me if I would be okay by myself if she went to a friend's for the weekend. After assuring her I would, she asked what I would do. I mentioned the possibility of do a couple different things. She freaked out that I wanted to ... Read more

First Full Weekend

Friday, June 25, 2010      2 comments

I can't believe that at this time last Friday, I was still driving up to Michigan. I feel like I have done and accomplished so much since then. I've put in job applications, been on job interviews and started selling Avon. I'm looking f... Read more

Job Hunting

Thursday, June 24, 2010      9 comments

Job hunting sure has it's ups and downs. I went to an employment agency today and I'm not sure I got a really good vibe from the place. But I did get a phone call as I was leaving from another company who wants to interview me tomorrow. ... Read more

New Schedules

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      7 comments

I am playing around with my schedule now that I am in Michigan. It feels great to have more options and to be around more people that I care about. I even found that I have more options on when and where to walk; the heat is not stifling like ... Read more

Hectic Days

Tuesday, June 22, 2010      5 comments

My first "workday" here was yesterday. I had a million phone calls to make, checking and savings accounts to open, relatives to visit, and a job interview to go on. At first, I was encouraged that I had a job interview. The lady on the ph... Read more

Job Search

Sunday, June 20, 2010      7 comments

My job search starts in earnest bright and early tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared at the same time. I'm excited because I see it as a new beginning - a new adventure. I'm scared because the economy is still bad, my interviewing s... Read more

Job Search

Sunday, June 20, 2010      0 comments

My job search starts in earnest bright and early tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared at the same time. I'm excited because I see it as a new beginning - a new adventure. I'm scared because the economy is still bad, my interviewing s... Read more

Great Night

Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

I went out with family layst night to a patio restaurant-bar to hear a family member's band play. This was the first time in a LONG time that I went out, let alone with family members. I had a great time just people-watching and listening to t... Read more

New Walking Journey

Saturday, June 19, 2010      9 comments

Today was my first day walking in Michigan. It seemed odd to not have the hills, but I did love the sidewalks. And the fact that dogs are kept in their yards certainly was nice. I judged the distance by my pace and the time. I will have to s... Read more

I Made It

Saturday, June 19, 2010      9 comments

I made it to Michigan! I am so wound up and tired at the same time. I couldn't fall asleep and woke up after three hours. Hopefully, I will catch up tonight. I still have to unpack the van, but that will happen when the sun comes up. My... Read more

Last Walk

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      7 comments

Unless a miracle happens and my husbanThed changes his ways forever, this morning was my last walk down my street. I leave for Michigan tomorrow. The other day, I fought back tears walking down the street, remembering all the pleasant wa... Read more

Some Wonderful People

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      5 comments

Some wonderful people have given me great advice this past 24 hours. I have taken it to heart and am working on changing myself. Their advice was great and came just when I needed it. Thank you to those people. I will treasure your comments ... Read more

Bittersweet Walk

Monday, June 14, 2010      8 comments

Today my walk was bittersweet. I love the walks down my street. One side starts a wooded forrest; the other side is a bay of Lake Guntersville. I've meet most of my neighbors by going for walks. Their dogs have become my walking partners. B... Read more

Peaceful Sunday Morning

Sunday, June 13, 2010      6 comments

I started on my morning walk at 6:20 am. As I was walking, I really started to notice my surroundings. The sun was coming up, brightening up the day. the birds were waking up and chirping merrily to each other. Other animals were doing the... Read more

Cha-Cha-Changes!

Saturday, June 12, 2010      3 comments

Let me first tell a little history of myself. On July 3, 2006 and on April 14, 2009 I broke a vertebrae each day. They happen to be right next to each other in the middle of my back. I had operations each time. A common side effect of ... Read more


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