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  • Day off

    7/7/2015 8:06:14 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    Today I was not scheduled to work at either job. It was nice not to have to be anyplace at any specific time, but it was also busy with all the ... Read more

  • Formula for Failure

    7/7/2015 7:27:29 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Formula for failure; trying to please everyone. --Anonymous It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we a... Read more

  • Working and housewarming

    7/6/2015 4:52:26 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, ever since I started my new jobs, I have been working what feels like a crazy schedule. I have tomorrow off, and am planning on sleeping in.... Read more

  • Change is Permanent

    7/6/2015 3:16:11 PM, by DYANNE4293

    There is nothing permanent except change. --Heraclitus Most of us don't like change very much. Getting sober is like stepping into a rushi... Read more

  • 2 years of Maintenance- how does it feel?

    7/3/2015 8:57:33 AM, by HOLLYM48

    I have been on SP for 3 years and in maintenance for 2 of those years. Losing weight was challenging. I was determined that I could do it, but th... Read more

  • Crazy busy, but good

    7/3/2015 6:02:05 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    Yesterday, I didn't expect to work, so I was lounging in bed trying to decide if I was ready to get up when my phone rang. It was the department... Read more

  • Have a Great Day!!

    7/2/2015 1:46:32 PM, by DYANNE4293

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  • So mixed up

    6/30/2015 7:11:46 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    Yesterday felt like Saturday. I guess that is because it was my first day off since the previous Sunday. Ben and I went to Glenwood so he c... Read more

  • Doing Nothing Hurts

    6/30/2015 11:12:12 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Doing nothing, that hurts you. --John Arnold Doing nothing as a steady diet would wear thin after a while, but doing nothing once in a whi... Read more

  • Weekend camping

    6/29/2015 2:25:49 PM, by DYANNE4293

    This past weekend, I went camping with a group of friends. The weather was perfect! I packed my food conscienciously. I packed fruit and nuts f... Read more

  • My weekend will be on Monday

    6/26/2015 6:24:38 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    Since at the end of the workday on Sunday (2pm,) I will have been at one job or the other every day for the past 7 days, I told my supervisor at ... Read more

  • honesty and relationships

    6/26/2015 8:50:15 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Honesty is the best policy. --David Tuvill Newcomer I've heard people talk about "firing" their sponsors, about sponsors "firing" their ... Read more

  • This week is going fast!

    6/25/2015 9:49:09 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    I am ready for a day off! I worked my aide job on Monday, had a 4 hour facility orientation on Tuesday at my PTA job, and have worked in the dep... Read more

  • The glass of water

    6/25/2015 7:27:10 PM, by HOLLYM48

    I read this on facebook today after another tough day and it was just what I needed to see and read. I put this glass of water down when I got ho... Read more

  • Orientation, round 2

    6/24/2015 7:38:51 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    For job#2, I went to an evening orientation that has been abbreviated for students and "casual" workers. These are employees who work part-time,... Read more

  • The HOW of it

    6/23/2015 7:29:17 AM, by DYANNE4293

    What happens to us is not as important as how we respond. The external events of our lives are largely beyond our control. We do not choose ... Read more

  • I'm a Bully

    6/22/2015 11:08:15 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Be nice to yourself today! Give yourself a ... Read more

  • Exciting, but almost overwhelming

    6/22/2015 7:58:20 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, I emailed my supervisor for job#2 - the PTA job, letting him know my availability for orientation. I got an email back from him today, and h... Read more

  • Nerves going into this week

    6/21/2015 10:45:00 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I have heard that when you have a medical issue, it is the not knowing that is worse than even the most dire diagnosis. That is kinda how I am f... Read more

  • Oh my goodness, Today is 3 years on Spark!!!

    6/21/2015 8:56:07 AM, by HOLLYM48

    June 2012 3 years ago, I had just come back from a f... Read more

  • Life on Life's Terms

    6/21/2015 6:05:38 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I wasn't exactly brought up in one of those Norman Rockwell paintings you used to see on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. --Reggie Jacks... Read more

  • Friday Night Live

    6/20/2015 12:38:43 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    Once a month, our Reform Jewish congregation has Friday Night Live, which is a special service where a Klezmer-esque band plays, and the Rabbi's ... Read more

  • Forgiving my Parents

    6/20/2015 10:34:30 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: The one lesson my dad taught me: If you're going to do anything in life, do it right. --Monty Cralley Our parents may have ... Read more

  • It is all about the attitude!

    6/20/2015 9:33:49 AM, by HOLLYM48

    I saw this on facebook the other day and it hit home ... Read more

  • The blind leading the blind?

    6/19/2015 7:17:52 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So today, the regular full-time aide on my floor was off because this is her weekend to work. So, I was orienting with an aide that had never wo... Read more

  • Getting more comfortable

    6/18/2015 6:57:20 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    Today, I was supposed to shadow the bath aide from 6-8 am. Instead of going with her first thing, I waited until after breakfast, then shadowed ... Read more

  • Quiet Time

    6/18/2015 3:25:44 AM, by DYANNE4293

    "Thinking," said the little boy, "is when your mouth stays shut and your head keeps talking to itself." --Arkansas Baptist We need quiet times i... Read more

  • The Gift of Sharing

    6/17/2015 7:20:59 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: The greatest gift we can give a... Read more

  • Pre-Planning

    6/16/2015 4:48:51 PM, by VELMATULIP

    I know that tracking my weight every day helps in my weight loss journey. I know that tracking everything I eat and drink helps in my weight los... Read more

  • First Day of floor orientation

    6/16/2015 10:51:58 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    It seems like a pretty typical CNA position. The floor I will be working on has two hallways with a central nurse's station. Each hall has 9 si... Read more

  • Offer Love

    6/16/2015 8:29:44 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: One of the attributes of love . . . is to bring harmony and order out of chaos. --Molly Haskell Have we forgotten how to lo... Read more

  • Perfectionism

    6/15/2015 10:30:45 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: I was so mixed up I tried to be perfect at avoiding perfectionism! -- Kathryn G. Oh, the struggle with perfec... Read more

  • I am not alone

    6/14/2015 7:49:17 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Duty is what one expects from others - it is not what one does oneself. --Oscar Wilde Newcomer: I do intend to make amends to everyone I've harm... Read more

  • Communication

    6/13/2015 11:24:00 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Many of us achieve only the semblance of communication with others; what we say is often not contingent on what the other has just said, and neit... Read more

  • One Day at a Time

    6/12/2015 11:01:35 AM, by DYANNE4293

    My best friend was going through some tough situations in her life. I was in the midst of a hard stretch too. We didn't particularly like the thi... Read more

  • Weird Policies

    6/12/2015 10:56:49 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, my new job at Tabitha as a CNA has started. I have completed the facility orientation, and will start floor orientation on Monday. After I ... Read more

  • Not sure what to report

    6/11/2015 9:48:05 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    As I indicated, I had an interview on Wednesday evening. I was scheduled to "meet with" the PT at 5:00 pm. Because of road construction in the ... Read more

  • Fear

    6/11/2015 7:06:42 AM, by DYANNE4293

    F.E.A.R. = Frustration, Ego, Anxiety and Resentment --Anonymous We don't want to return to the life we led before recovery, but fear should neve... Read more

  • Lessons Learned

    6/10/2015 8:47:07 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: "It was the hardest two years of my life," a woman said. "So many painful, unexpected events happened. I felt so abandoned, ... Read more

  • Interview this afternoon

    6/10/2015 7:47:49 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    Got a call from a therapist-owned clinic yesterday, and have an appointment scheduled at 5:00 today. Not really sure how late my "orientation" a... Read more

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