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  • More training ...

    9/17/2014 7:04:19 AM, by EBEAMS

    Today promises to be a long day with a different class today followed by a meeting. The meeting is my first one with the whole crew of ladies th... Read more

  • Reality can't wait

    9/16/2014 7:06:27 AM, by EBEAMS

    I got about 3 (maybe) hours of sleep last night. Today I'm headed back to my real life ... sort of. I'm going to some training that finding was... Read more

  • Reviewing my goal board

    9/15/2014 8:58:10 AM, by EBEAMS

    I pared down the things that flash through on my goal board to the following few: 1. Be grateful - I work hard at living in a state of bei... Read more

  • Thank you

    9/14/2014 8:00:33 AM, by EBEAMS

    To each of you that sent thoughts, prayers and encouragement. I appreciate it. Here's a picture at the commital service at the Idaho Stat... Read more

  • Long day, many decisions

    9/11/2014 11:43:33 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today was the day ... My mom would appreciate the irony of her services being on Sept 11th. She loved her country, cherished her short time in t... Read more

  • Change

    9/9/2014 5:35:36 AM, by EBEAMS

    Isn't it funny that the only thing in Life that is constant is CHANGE and yet change is one of the things we struggle with on a daily basis??? W... Read more

  • Pinning

    8/17/2014 7:03:54 PM, by EBEAMS

    Sitting here pinning and pinning recipes and thinking about how excited I am that Fall is just around the corner. I've been promising myself for... Read more

  • Weekend off with hubby

    8/10/2014 7:15:06 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ahhhh ... it's a rare event in our household when my husband and I have a Saturday and Sunday off together. The last one we had off together was... Read more

  • Good morning, Saturday

    8/9/2014 9:04:16 AM, by EBEAMS

    I'm still having trouble adjusting to having weekends off ... but committed to giving a "good o' college try" at figuring it out! H... Read more

  • Too funny

    8/5/2014 10:55:18 AM, by EBEAMS

    This morning I couldn't sleep so I went into work to find a shirt I need for an event tonight (as I've grown out of the ones I have ... Read more

  • Today

    8/4/2014 8:23:11 AM, by EBEAMS

    My to-do list for today is long but most of it is not work related. That causes me some stress. I have hours of unfilled time this morning (whi... Read more

  • Beginning ... again ...

    8/3/2014 12:03:10 PM, by EBEAMS

    Yes, I am tired of starting over ... so I'm guessing that means I need to stop giving up, huh? I've got to stop milling around in my life an... Read more

  • Our son's obit

    7/10/2014 3:27:33 PM, by EBEAMS

    I put the content in the title so people can choose not to look at it. Thank you all for your prayers, your thoughts, the Spark Goodies and the ... Read more

  • It never rains ...

    7/7/2014 7:18:54 PM, by EBEAMS

    ... instead it pours ... Very early this morning, we were awakened by one of the Sgts from my agency. Everyone knows you NEVER ... Read more

  • Flying by

    7/5/2014 10:29:37 AM, by EBEAMS

    What an amazing period of time this is ... Good, bad and ugly all wrapped together. The UGLY? My laptop has died and I can't blo... Read more


    6/18/2014 7:19:34 PM, by EBEAMS

    It's official! As of July 12th, I will be in my new position! Gulp ... sigh ... giggle ... all of those are totally how I'm feeling right now. ... Read more

  • random ...

    6/13/2014 10:29:32 PM, by EBEAMS

    I am all over the place emotionally these days. Sigh ... so much crashing through my head and leaking tears down my cheeks. It's hard to separa... Read more

  • Simplifying vs Organizing

    6/9/2014 8:22:52 AM, by EBEAMS

    I JUST read an article on SparkPeople last night before I blogged about how getting organized is one of the best tools to help succeed in weight ... Read more

  • Note to me

    6/8/2014 9:56:27 PM, by EBEAMS

    This morning in church I was thinking over all the areas in my life right now that I'm struggling with trying to control. My job, my children, m... Read more

  • Good bye to this week

    6/8/2014 12:06:08 AM, by EBEAMS

    Ugh ... I was right. The waiting is the hardest part. I had my oral board in front of a panel of 4 on Monday and my second interview on Wednesd... Read more

  • Now the wait begins

    6/3/2014 5:26:30 AM, by EBEAMS

    It's going to be difficult to go through the waiting period that is inevitable when you are applying for a new position. Seems nothing can ever ... Read more

  • Interview tomorrow

    6/1/2014 8:49:55 PM, by EBEAMS

    I'm on the count down. Uniform is hanging in the closet ready to go, resume packets are complete and I think I'm ready for this. I'll let you k... Read more

  • Where's Eda ...

    5/27/2014 7:56:23 AM, by EBEAMS

    I know ... I'm MIA again. It can't be helped! See ... there's this job that just came up I want that opened on Friday and I don't have much ti... Read more

  • Relieving stress

    5/19/2014 11:11:19 PM, by EBEAMS

    How on earth am I supposed to blog and sound positive when there's no easy way to make my mom's journey into a blessing ... a gift ... a positive... Read more

  • Waiting in faith

    5/19/2014 12:00:23 AM, by EBEAMS

    There's so much going on right now that it would be so easy to just get all stressed out, throw up my hands and declare "I can't handle this"!!! ... Read more

  • Hit and miss

    5/16/2014 8:39:50 AM, by EBEAMS

    I'm in one of those weeks where there's too much to do and way not enough time. I'm completely exhausted and still have no end in sight! LOL ..... Read more

  • Interesting day so far

    5/13/2014 3:42:44 PM, by EBEAMS

    I started off this morning ok ... a little overwhelmed but ok. See, yesterday I got a text from our realtor wondering if he can hold an open hou... Read more

  • Not Spark related

    5/12/2014 6:32:26 AM, by EBEAMS

    I'm up early cuz I'm still not a good sleeper ... LOL ... guess there will always be something I'm not very good at! As I'm organizing my day (a... Read more

  • Photos of my Mother's Day weekend

    5/11/2014 10:07:32 PM, by EBEAMS

    Yesterday, my oldest son brought me lunch to work yesterday. I love him so ... ... Read more

  • Watch your expectations

    5/11/2014 9:59:45 PM, by EBEAMS

    In trying to get going on Sparking, one of my tasks was to re-evaluate my fitness goals for the week time period. I had them set pretty high due... Read more

  • Brain washed by social media

    5/10/2014 7:25:37 PM, by EBEAMS

    Rachel and I got in a 4.5 mile run/walk this morning (YAY us!!!) before I went to work. During our time together, I was asking her if she had se... Read more

  • I just want quiet

    5/9/2014 7:07:44 PM, by EBEAMS

    There are days when all I want by the end of my shift is quiet and my bed. Today is one of those days. If I could go through the rest of the da... Read more

  • Tough day

    5/8/2014 9:06:49 PM, by EBEAMS

    It was a tough day to say the least. Thank you, Sharon, for asking how my mom is doing. The answer is she is continuing to decline. Today the ... Read more

  • Buddy time!

    5/7/2014 10:57:34 AM, by EBEAMS

    This morning my friend who is also a Sparker met me for a cold walk at 5:45 am. My day started off pretty fabulous and I feel great!... Read more

  • Trying to get past the sweets craving.

    5/6/2014 5:12:33 PM, by EBEAMS

    This is my hardest time of the day. It's 3 pm. I've had breakfast and lunch ... and a snack because I was still hungry. I had a garden salad w... Read more

  • List for today

    5/5/2014 7:46:40 AM, by EBEAMS

    Walk (Make that a slow run!) Grocery shopping Cooking for the week Spend time with Mom Head to old house and work in flower beds Won... Read more

  • It's been way too long ...

    5/4/2014 10:48:05 PM, by EBEAMS

    I can't believe it's been January since I've blogged. I'd share all the gloom and doom - except I've finally moved past it --- and... Read more

  • A few pictures and an apology

    1/9/2014 7:56:33 PM, by EBEAMS

    The apology first .... THANK YOU to all of my Spark friends who still stop by when I post and leave me encouragement! I can't tell you how much ... Read more

  • Merry Christmas!

    12/25/2013 9:55:14 AM, by EBEAMS

    This is my Christmas wish for each of you ... That you have enough LOVE to... Read more

  • My holiday plans

    11/24/2013 7:25:40 PM, by EBEAMS

    I happened upon a blog today that gave me something to think about. It is by a Hospice nurse who has spent lots of time observing the things peo... Read more

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