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Our son's obit
7/10/2014 3:27:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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 comme...  Read more

EBEAMS

It never rains ...
7/7/2014 7:18:54 PM,  13 COMMENTS

... instead it pours ... 51 Very early this morning, we were awakened by one of the Sgts from my agency. Everyone knows you NEVER want to see...  Read more

EBEAMS

Flying by
7/5/2014 10:29:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

What an amazing period of time this is ... 40 Good, bad and ugly all wrapped together. The UGLY? My laptop has died and I can't blog off my iPh...  Read more

EBEAMS

FINALLY!
6/18/2014 7:19:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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

EBEAMS

random ...
6/13/2014 10:29:32 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 separate so...  Read more

EBEAMS

Simplifying vs Organizing
6/9/2014 8:22:52 AM,  9 COMMENTS

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 loss....  Read more

EBEAMS

Note to me
6/8/2014 9:56:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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, my mom...  Read more

EBEAMS

Good bye to this week
6/8/2014 12:06:08 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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 Wednesday th...  Read more

EBEAMS

Now the wait begins
6/3/2014 5:26:30 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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 be qu...  Read more

EBEAMS

Interview tomorrow
6/1/2014 8:49:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 know h...  Read more

EBEAMS

Where's Eda ...
5/27/2014 7:56:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

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 time to...  Read more

EBEAMS

Relieving stress
5/19/2014 11:11:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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 anyt...  Read more

EBEAMS

Waiting in faith
5/19/2014 12:00:23 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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"!!! Exce...  Read more

EBEAMS

Hit and miss
5/16/2014 8:39:50 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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 .... is...  Read more

EBEAMS

Interesting day so far
5/13/2014 3:42:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 house on...  Read more

EBEAMS

Not Spark related
5/12/2014 6:32:26 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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 (and fi...  Read more

EBEAMS

Photos of my Mother's Day weekend
5/11/2014 10:07:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yesterday, my oldest son brought me lunch to work yesterday. I love him so ... Today, I got this picture from Afghanistan! Caleb, my younge...  Read more

EBEAMS

Watch your expectations
5/11/2014 9:59:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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 the...  Read more

EBEAMS

Brain washed by social media
5/10/2014 7:25:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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 seen th...  Read more

EBEAMS

I just want quiet
5/9/2014 7:07:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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 day wit...  Read more

EBEAMS

Tough day
5/8/2014 9:06:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 scale...  Read more

EBEAMS

Buddy time!
5/7/2014 10:57:34 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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

EBEAMS

Trying to get past the sweets craving.
5/6/2014 5:12:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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 with s...  Read more

EBEAMS

List for today
5/5/2014 7:46:40 AM,  6 COMMENTS

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 Wonderin...  Read more

EBEAMS

It's been way too long ...
5/4/2014 10:48:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I can't believe it's been January since I've blogged. 40 I'd share all the gloom and doom - except I've finally moved past it --- and I don't want...  Read more

EBEAMS

A few pictures and an apology
1/9/2014 7:56:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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 that...  Read more

EBEAMS

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2013 9:55:14 AM,  13 COMMENTS

This is my Christmas wish for each of you ... That you have enough LOVE to forgive those around you who just can't seem to keep their mouths shu...  Read more

EBEAMS

My holiday plans
11/24/2013 7:25:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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 people r...  Read more

EBEAMS

Up early
11/22/2013 6:07:40 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Yesterday was exhausting .... and sleep deserted me early this morning. I'm hoping that blogging a bit will get my slate cleared off and my day set s...  Read more

EBEAMS

Fresh start .... again
11/20/2013 8:12:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Somewhere, right now, I know someone is giggling with me as you read the title to my blog today. Ahhhhh, isn't having the opportunity to start over ....  Read more

EBEAMS

Found this interesting
11/4/2013 9:04:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I watched this Ted talk segment. It was hugely interesting to me as I'm working on BALANCE in my life. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6U728AZnV0&de...  Read more

EBEAMS

Being thankful
11/4/2013 8:32:36 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've been thinking on this subject for the past few days. November always spawns a slew of "Thankful" blogs that are numbered by the days - in fact,...  Read more

EBEAMS

Quick update
11/3/2013 11:35:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've been quiet again lately ... that's cuz right as I saw the sun start peeking out of the stormy clouds, more unwelcome, unexpected news dropped int...  Read more

EBEAMS

Thank goodness!
10/22/2013 9:07:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am finally starting to feel a little like myself again. I attribute it to a combination of things ... first, I've started consistently exercising a...  Read more

EBEAMS

Thinking out loud
10/15/2013 4:47:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Sigh ... I have a quandary. I launched my business as an instructor for classes I've designed for emergency services dispatchers in July of this year...  Read more

EBEAMS

End of the week
10/12/2013 9:41:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I did good with most of my goals for this first week of October. 1. Water - Check 2. Exercise - 262 minutes for 2065 calories for the we...  Read more

EBEAMS

Changes ahead
10/10/2013 7:12:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I just finished up 2 days of PTSD training for my work. It's now being changed to PTS injury instead of disorder because of the stigma involved with...  Read more

EBEAMS

Oct goals
10/2/2013 8:13:38 AM,  8 COMMENTS

In an effort to get myself back on track, here's my goals for October: 1. Drink all my water - EVERY DAY 2. 30 mins of exercise every day 3...  Read more

EBEAMS

10 hours of sleep
9/16/2013 8:17:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Wow ... I am feeling like a new woman after 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I forget how important it is to just conk out. I still have tons to do...  Read more

EBEAMS

Good morning!
9/13/2013 6:30:08 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Not too much to report on this home front. Wanted to post the link to the Caring Bridge site that is up and going for my mom. I don't have as much d...  Read more

EBEAMS

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