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3/23/09 11:19 A

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It took consistency in not using it, for me to find comfort in other things more, I think.

I exercise in a hall way, I guess my family doesn't care. lol hahaha

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3/23/09 12:56 A

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Good evening,

All but you night owls are probably tucked away in bed now.

The weekend has flown by!

Our youngest son got here around noon on Friday. On Saturday we went to a fun flea market out in the country. I came home with a Maurice Sendak book I hadn't seen before, a metal pot planted with daffodils and ? (we'll find out when it blooms) and a container of catmint which thrilled the cats. In the afternoon we went to an annual quilt show where you get to vote on your favorite large, medium and small quilts and a challenge square. I bought a raffle ticket but my phone hasn't wrung with the exciting news that I won yet. Quinn has been coming down with something and was about to head home when he decided he isn't going to work tomorrow so he might as well stay tonight - always makes us glad.

Horrible news this afternoon that a friend's youngest son had a heart attack and then died. He is just a little older than my kids.

You know, I tried to set up the computer room for exercise also but I have been losing that battle because we keep storing things in here. Those Richard Simmons CDs (or Leslie's) sound good. I just plain don't like exercising in front of my family. Walking together is fine. We've decided to have a garage sale first weekend in May. Hopefully that will solve the over-crowding problem.

Paulissa, I love your attitude about taking on the math challenge.

Linda, Hope you are feeling better. It's annoying to get sick during vacation. This week is our spring break.

Vicki, Surely they won't require you to have one of those things in your home (defribilator?)? When I worked for Job Corps we were all required to take the CPR test. Most of us, after hearing about it, said we wouldn't do it unless it was a family member.

Heather, I am thrilled to hear a day may come when food won't be my comfort!

Louise, I love days out with my friends. I'm glad you were able to do that.

I hope everyone has a good week!

Edited by: PEACEFULHOME at: 3/23/2009 (00:58)

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3/23/09 12:17 A

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Yup eating does nothing for me on a emotional level any more. I find doing other things like shopping, going out to the park, reading a good book, a hot bath etc does more for me now.

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3/23/09 12:04 A

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Hello all, I have been sick this week and it is such a bummer because I'm on spring break. Well at least I am for another hour or so, until I go to bed. I'm looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, I miss the kids and I miss my friends. I also miss being on a schedule. If I don't have to get up in the morning I will stay up till all hours of the night. I feel so out of sorts when I do that. Well I've been working on my emotional eating lately and today I noticed something I hadn't felt before. I was eating and I felt this emptiness inside that I was expecting the food to fill, but it didn't of course. I don't actually know what I was feeling at that time but it happened again this evening after my mom told me she decided not to move back to AZ from TX. I have never felt this before, it felt like a physical emptiness but I could tell that it was not physical. I'm hoping this is a step to my healing from emotional eating. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

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3/22/09 8:21 P

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Good Afternoon! Vicki, you are actually required to take more things than we are who work in a preschool.
That does not make sense to me that you have to take a AED class. I guess they want to make sure you are covered about all the medical things out there. Paulissa, I don't like Math!! I have a blockage as far as most Math goes except for simple and I mean simple Accounting. You are so busy! I don't know how you do it!!!! Heather, I think I am going to pull out my Richard Simmons DVD's and do them. I have not done them in ages. I think I will start alternating them with the Leslie Sansone's DVD's I have. Well, today I went to a luncheon one of my friend's had for her daughter-in-law. Her daughter-in-law is like a second daughter to me as she and my daughter have been close friends for years. It was fun getting out with the "girls". Well, now I have to work on progress reports. Everyone, please have a

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3/22/09 2:45 P

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I've been doing Richard Simmons dvds and they have been great! I have missed them!

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3/22/09 12:27 P

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Pauliisa, SLOW DOWN!!! First thing it is only March 22nd not the 29th! Your overthinking! LOL! I did the same thing in Jr high school with Algebra. I hated that class and it was the start of the downfall with liking school. I hope you can get by the block and it will CLICK for you.

Let me also thank you in advance -NOT- for sending your rain our way. We are suppose to get a bunch tomorrow.

I've been cleaning out some closets and doing some of the things I was going to do this winter. Once the really nice weather is here I won't want to be inside doing it. I have also had a full load of kids lately and they keep me busy during the day. I usually have kids from 6am to 6pm. Long days! I also recently got all of the paperwork for renewing my childcare licenses and they have to have it back by the 31st. It is a good inch or more thick with question after question. I so do not want to do it that I have been putting it off. Guess I have to get busy on that, too. I received this a few days after receiving a 17 page letter with new licensing rules. They just make it more and more difficult each time it is time to renew. Took a CPR class this week and on April 2nd have to take an AED class (Automatic External Defibrillator). Don't think I have ever seen one! I can see that those working in a child care center might need to have the class but I can't see why it is required for those doing child care in our homes.

Well, enough of my venting! Sorry.

Our granddaughter will be here later and that puts a smile on my face! Love having her here. Just wish I had more time to spend one on one with her instead of always having other kids here, too. Oops, there I go again.... Bye!

Have a good day!


"There is no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you'd make" Unknown

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3/22/09 8:38 A

Good morning everyone,

It's looking to be quite the rainy day so it looks like my walking and exercising will be inside. Hmmmmmm maybe I'll break out one of my bellydance practice videos and work with my zils which I haven't done since I injured my knee. I've been thinking about taking dance classes again so it would be good to test the knee's tolerance level 1st.

Not much else going on here. I picked up a copy of Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Freezer Friendly Meals book Friday and will be making a menu using some of the recipes so we can start stocking that new deep freezer and save ourselves some time with cooking during the week when both of us are running in opposite directions.

My algebra is still kicking my butt; I had to retake the test I took Monday because I missed too many problems. Pass/fail classes are so tough because if I retest and don't bring the grade up, I will have to retake the class altogether and I'm feeling soooooooo much stress. Trying not to eat my way through the stress though. It's frustrating because my grad date changed when I decided to take my math by itself, I've done everything I can think of to get it including doing extra problems besides the homework, using the tutorial CD-rom, going to the math center for help, reading Cliffs notes, getting a tutor, and having my hubby the math major help me. It is not clicking. It's like I do the problems here and things are fine and I understand. I get to the test and I overthink EVERYTHING and therefore, make mistakes. I don't know how to get past that mental block.

Ok I've written a book and sorry for the whine but I had to get that off my chest.


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"The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it's never too late." ~ Jack Lalanne

There are 1440 minutes in a day, set aside 30 for exercise.

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