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12/11/17 6:38 A

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I like the idea of a positive choices thread. That's a nice one.

The body parts of nature is fun LOL. What has legs? Trees have limbs and that's what we call arms and legs....

We had a fantastic time at the UTM campus. The students do a really good job of working the event and it's for such a good cause.

Then we drove up to Union City to Discovery Park. We had a treat as the UT Martin Drama students did an hour long presentation of the History of Christmas Carols and we did see the BUGS exhibit. There's nothing like a 6 foot tall locust flying at you...

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You asked in my friend feed about UTM. It's University of Tennessee at Martin. Martin is the town. UT has satellite campuses all over the state. www.utm.edu/



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12/10/17 8:27 P

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I shared this on my BBs team, in our new thread "Making a positive choice":

I had returned from grocery shopping, put away cold foods, played with Dora, then stretched out on the couch with a snack and a book. I expected to take a nap, but didn't fall asleep--just kept reading. When I realized I felt well rested, and sleeping at that point would throw my schedule off, I got up and brewed my afternoon coffee--making it mostly decaf. That's when I realized that even though half and half had been on my shopping list, I neglected to get any for home or work! I didn't waste time in self-recrimination, but got around and drove down to the closest convenience store. They are sometimes out, so I had my mental list of the next closest options. They had more than 2 pints in, so I could top of my afternoon cup, and there's enough to last the week at home and at work!
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Blessed Be, Amanda

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/8/17 9:49 P

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Those were pretty clever, especially water having a body. And let's not forget that trees have trunks and mountains and cliffs have faces! And don't caves have a mouth? (This is fun!)
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I did it--I got all 8 packages mailed--for over $60! I got away at 2 pm, having been for several hours with frequent breaks. It just takes time to add ribbon & write out & attach tags, then to squeeze several items into a padded envelope, attach the address to that, seal and tape it closed. They just fit in a rolling tote, and of course I had to fill out a customs form for the one going to my brother's APO box in Turkey.
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After I finished at the Post Office, I drove over to Costco for gas, but seeing the line of cars spilling out of the driveway still (meaning a very long wait to reach the pumps), I made a U-turn as soon as I could, and came home. I considered picking up some items at the library, but since the high school and middle school would have students getting out and the street would be blocked, I decided to leave that for tomorrow.
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I thought I might nap, but simply read the end of the Amelia Peabody series. Then I did my second Fit in 15 workout of the day--the morning's Bodyweight Basics (#2) was fine, but I did NOT like the Jump Start Cardio (#1). I gave it a thumbs down and added this comment: I've been exercising regularly, including quite a few Jessica Smith workouts. But this is the second one with "Jump Start" in the title that has been WAY too fast and intense. At least I backed off the pace right away and didn't make myself sick like the first time. I've enjoyed several of the Fit in 15 workouts, including the Cardio Party, but I'll never do this one again.
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/8/17 6:33 A

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Wow you have been busy. I'm not sure if woods have other parts. Mountains have feet as do hills. Or one foot at least and water has a body. I'm going to be at this all day now! emoticon

I have to make a post office run at some point. I need my holiday stamps. I'm amazed at the difference in you packing cost. And WTG Barns and Noble!

I tried Jessica Smith's Fit in 15 and I'm looking at it for a personal challenge for next year. I'm trying to build myself a circuit of exercise "challenges" from You tube videos. My January one is from Brett Larkin. She's going through Yin, Flow, and Kudalini Yoga for a month. I'm kinda excited. She gives a lot of modifications and I like her. She got some cool freebies on there too. www.brettlarkin.com/

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12/7/17 11:35 P

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So happy to hear things are quiet & calm in your neck of the woods. (So do woods have other body parts, or just necks?) As I mentioned, I was thrilled there wasn't anything wrong with my Dancer (that's what I named her--the car). And I didn't have to pay anything, which was especially nice just before Christmas!

I have everything to mail wrapped--wait, no, 2 little items for ex-stepmom not in paper yet. 3 of 8 groups are ribboned and tagged, and just waiting to be sealed up in a padded envelope & addressed. Still planning to get it all in the mail tomorrow.

I had a successful run out to the Dollar Tree where I had seen padded envelopes last time I was there. I took the 2 sizes of calendars I'm giving. The smaller calendars were just a little too big for their medium size mailers, but on the bottom shelf they had big padded envelopes that were big enough for the full-sized wall calendars I'm sending! At $1 each, so much cheaper than Office Depot which runs $15-20 for 6, I think! And the Christmas book I wanted to send to a special young lady was finally found after quite a bit of hunting by me and a clerk at Barnes and Nobles. And I found out my B&N is running a trial double discount of 20% instead of 10% off in store for members!

Did 2 workouts again today. In the morning, a J. Smith cardio routine, one of her Fit in 15 series, and in the evening I did 2 rounds of ST for arms for 15 challenge points. No nap today, so I think I'll head to bed earlier tonight.

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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/7/17 6:22 A

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I'm making my goodie gift list. Tomorrow I have to make a trip to the post office for stamps. I need 2 books, but I always love the holiday stamps.

How did the car check up go?

I'm happy to report that nothing is happening over here. emoticon You have no idea how happy I am not to be worrying over anything more than making sure I get all the auto pay bills deducted from the ledger.



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Actually, I just finished my first *real* holiday task: I composed my holiday letter just now. I'm in the Quiet Room at the Burien Toyota dealer. They just recently opened a new showroom and service dept all in one building. It's very nice! This room has 4 stations with outlets and high counter and chairs for computers. I stood the whole time as I wrote my yearly review, and am just sitting now. I may sit in one of the easy chairs to read until they call me.
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Hooray! The oil change was free, and there was nothing else wrong or even recommended at this time! Since I was a few short blocks away, I hit TJ's to grab the coffee filters I had forgotten on my weekly grocery run. Had lunch & took a nap, then began wrapping gifts for mailing. Wrapped 7 calendars, finishing 2 rolls of paper. I'll do the ribbon and tags tomorrow, when I wrap smaller items. I'll need to run out to pick up padded envelopes for mailing tomorrow. I may pick up a last gift to mail--something to read for a special young person.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/6/17 6:34 A

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It sounds like you really are enjoying mass transit. Like a mini adventure each time. Plus it saves your car wear and tear. I'd take a bus more often but none run from here to Jackson or Milan.

I haven't tried Jessica Smith for Yoga yet, but I will. I liked her Barre program. I've decided that this month I'll be just trying new to me videos off you tube. I'll take note of the ones I like. I'm planning for the 2018 in a way. I'd like to build a video circuit. I enjoy the verbal cues but I have to mesh with the personality.

I hope you enjoy your holiday tasks! I have to finish making out my cards this week.







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Actually blue is the one color I don't have in salads. I often end up with green, yellow, orange, red and purple, which is good enough for me.

Today I met with Tresa in Seattle--I just love busing up there, it's so easy! I took all the mail I had received regarding my accounts. She helped me understand what was sent and why, and what to keep, and what could be shredded (anything w/ my info) or recycled (general product info). We went over some statements and details of my portfolio. In the 1-2 months since I opened my investment accounts, there have been small gains and losses in different categories (more of the former, which is always preferable). It will be interesting to watch the monthly and quarterly statements and see how things progress over time.

I made an appointment for tomorrow to take my car in for servicing. With a round trip commute of 1.5 miles, it takes me a really long time to reach the next servicing threshold, and I usually just wait for the maintenance light to come on like it did during my trip with Mary. Luckily I can go in tomorrow morning, then the last half of my vacation can be all holiday tasks.

As I was deciding who would get which bookmarks I had ordered from Your True Nature (I got 2 sets of 12, my picks) I realized I didn't have enough! Of course, now that our unit has 14 people (13 CSSs plus our supervisor, so 13 besides me), that's a lot of bookmarks! I'm also including them with a number of gifts and cards to mail, plus I wanted one or two for me. So I used the 10% coupon I got from my last big order, and ordered a few of the specialty bookmarks that didn't show up in the assortment I could choose from for the discounted dozens. I enjoy sharing the profound and funny Advice from Nature from YTN, and I like supporting such a progressive and eco-friendly business.

I did 2 workouts again today--both by Jessica Smith: the 21-minute upper body circuit mile walk and a new one (for me)a 14-minute chair yoga routine that I reviewed in another thread (with a link). Took another short nap this afternoon, after getting up before 6 (to no alarm).

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/5/17 6:24 A

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I'm curious, what do you use for blue in your salads?

I tried Jessica Smith on You tube yesterday. Total Body Barre, but it's knee friendly. It's a good workout. It's 30 minutes, but fair warning I had trouble pacing her at some points, so I slowed down to keep my form.

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I have to admit I prefer her on You tube. maybe it's the lack of ads that often interrupt longer SparkTV workouts.



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Sounds like you mostly had a fun time w/ parade and movies. I have many favorite holiday movies which I enjoy watching over and over.

First day of vacation. I'm seeing Tresa tomorrow, and she said to bring the financial mail I've been getting. Which means I had to attack the pile of unopened mail on the table. Opened, tossed or set aside to file. Some things will require action later. But I think I found everything. I also got online and figured out how to get to her Seattle office by bus.

Since I was away all weekend (overnight, Shafer Ladies, then our holiday play) I had to get groceries today. I got a shock when I ran by the library on the way home--the street was blocked off again. (This is the one that was slated to be closed from May until 8/17 before school started--it's the block between the high school and the new library--and only reopened in mid-November.) Turns out it's only open on evenings and weekends which is when I go, but it's closed on weekdays while they continue working. There had been talk of finishing by 12/4, but now it may be 12/29. Or who knows? Hassle, especially since the detour side streets are very small and not always easy to navigate.

Two workouts today, cardio in the morning & my ST challenge this evening. Even caught a little nap after groceries. Also chopped up a head of red cabbage for the purple in my "eat your rainbow" salads.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/4/17 6:39 A

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It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Mary this weekend :) I'm sorry about the rain.

Friday night we buried Norman in his favorite purple gerbil ball. We are strange people. It's like we do Egyptian burials for pets. They take a favorite toy and a favorite treat. For Norman it was the ball and a small package of unsalted almonds.

Saturday we went to Breakfast with Santa



We ventured out to Sams club to buy the bulk items, and to buy the gifts for the child Bug's class adopted.

And then down to the Christmas parade. It's always a nice little parade and one of the few that doesn't have vendors. It keeps the parade traditional and I personally enjoy that. My favorite float was the kids from Whooville capturing the Grinch (a dad in a costume) to steal back their gifts (candy in boxes) to hand out to the kids watching the parade.

Yesterday we watched a couple of Christmas movies, one being my favorite National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and made the annual gingerbread house.





So we ended the weekend on a high note.

Here's to a better week!



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Driving was fine going down to Lakewood for the play. In fact I got there early enough that I dashed over to the local Target, and found they had a bigger selection of the flannel sheet set I picked up for a great price a few weeks ago. I got to buy my favorite pattern of red deer and trees to alternate with the white snowflakes on a grey background I got last time. Only $26.99 for a queen set--which is a dollar less than a Xmas sweater I had considered. But I'll get much more use out of these soft and warm flannel sheets!

Lunched at Panera's as we usually do before a play. Saw a very moving production of A Christmas Carol, with one of our favorite local actors as Scrooge. It was a faithful version, maintaining much of the wonderful prose by Dickens that I know and love so well. Plenty of tears and sniffles and laughter. Luckily it didn't start raining on me until the halfway point of my drive home. I got in the lane second from the right, so as not to worry about merges, and just stayed there, going a little under the speed limit, and therefore not feeling to frazzled. It was dark by the time I got home a little past 5, but it was down to mere sprinkles, so I took out recycling and picked up mail, including my first holiday card from my Aunt who traditionally manages to have them delivered on December 1st!

Did a lower body circuit workout by Jessica Smith this morning, and 9 core exercises before dinner--a big salad from scratch (not starting with someone else's. I finished a cute holiday romance anthology, and will now start my rereading of the next to last (chronological) Amelia Peabody mystery, The Serpent on the Crown.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/2/17 11:26 P

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Walked down to the closest espresso stand from the hotel first thing. While Mary was breakfasting, I was drinking my coffee & put in a few minutes on the elliptical machine in the fitness room. We both showered, then I went down to breakfast & journaled while she Sparked. After we had both packed up, we played a game for a little while until it was time to head out. It rained the whole hour we drove down to Longview.

I think there were 18 of us in all, at the 32nd annual luncheon and ornament exchange. We just have one auntie left from the original Shafer siblings, which included our mother. Lots of cousins and daughters and daughters-in-law of cousins. We had two 18-year-olds who have been coming since they were young girls, and the oldest was Aunt Wanda, who is in her mid-to-upper 80s. Yummy food, fun chatting w/ various relatives, lovely decorations, a fun game to distribute and redistribute the various ornaments, then the opening one at a time, so we could all enjoy and "ooh" and "ahh" over them.

Bless Mary for driving back those 2 hours in the rain. It was almost 5 and pretty dark as I left University Place where DS lives, so I didn't even attempt the freeway. In good weather and daylight, it's 40-45 minutes between our homes, but I took surface streets to Highway 99, stoplights and all for the 30 miles or so, which took just under an hour and a half. Poor night vision, and the difficulty seeing the lane lines on wet pavement made it a more stressful drive than usual, but I made it safely, and my dear Dora kitty was thrilled to have me back home.

I kept praying for the rain to stop (unsuccessfully) & for it not to rain tomorrow when I dive down to Lakewood just south of Mary for our December play at the Lakewood Playhouse. We're seeing A Christmas Carol--one of my favorite redemption stories. Just hoping it doesn't let out too late, and I can beat the dark home. But if it's raining again, it will be another long drive home. I just checked the weather website, and it said AM showers, so I should be OK!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Condolences to the family. emoticon

So Mary and I are in Chehalis at the Best Western. We drove down to Centralia & had lunch at our favorite Burgerville. Then to the Lee outlet store for jeans for both of us. Ducked into the Bath and Body Works outlet for a few items, then to Claire's for some Christmas jewelry--B3G3F, which we'll split the savings, since we each got 3 items. We played games, then I exercised in the pool. Then dinner salads at Subway which we ate in the room playing more games. Thoroughly enjoying our getaway so far, and looking forward to seeing some of the female relatives tomorrow at the Shafer Ladies do.

Hope the rest of you are having an awesome weekend!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/1/17 6:25 A

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I'm sorry Amanda. I had high hopes for this one.

Well we lost one of the gerbils last night. Stormin' Norman took a trip over the Rainbow Bridge. He was 3 1/2 years old, the best I can figure. That's a long life for a gerbil according to the vet. Most don't make it much past 2 years. So I suppose this evening I'll be holding a gerbil funeral, if Bug requests it. She made me hold a funeral for a goldfish once....



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Glad you are getting to relax! I heard, but it was not the news I was hoping for. Sigh. A little more on the gratitude thread.

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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11/30/17 6:31 A

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I hope you hear good news from them today.

The step count is Awesome! It's really cool that you did not really notice the distance since you get a mini reward half way through your walk!

I'm done with chores. Today I get a much earned Eva day. I have a home pedicure planned and a date with my book.



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That's very cool, Eva! I enjoyed your sharing on your gratitude challenge post.

I figured why I'm getting so many more steps when working in Seattle. In Tukwila I walk around the block (~ 4 blocks), but the waterfall garden is at least 3 blocks away, so I'm walking about half again as far 3 times a day--plus the jaunt to and from the bus stop each way, with lots of stairs and hills besides! Monday was 11,000, Tuesday over 12,000 and today 13,000!

I actually got ahold of 2 people with my employer accounts. I've been researching and logging and scanning or mailing statements the last 3 days, but I often hear nothing back. I think these 2 will follow through. I'll have to ask the lead not to assign me any while I'm on vacation.

I check my email first thing each night, but still no word on the county job. I'm continuing to hope and pray. If I don't hear tomorrow, I'll email to explain I'm going out of town on Friday, but am eager to hear--and that I understand if it takes them longer to decide than anticipated. I also want to remember to send some design info on our Customer Service University internal training program that one of the panelists expressed an interest in.

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I remember your sharing about your trip with Mary, but not the staycation. I hope you have fun this weekend. Nothing like a good extended family get together.

Brenna brought home a note yesterday that kind of surprised me. Her homeroom and swap class have decided as a group to forego the inexpensive gift exchange and adopt an angel from the angel tree. The teachers chose a 9 year old boy (their age group). It's nice to see kids that have so much choosing by majority to give up classroom stocking stuffers (pencils, pens and candy for the most part) to help a kid in need. More details in the challenge thread.



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I'll be in Seattle through Thursday, so 4 days total. It's a challenge getting away in the morning. I only set the alarm 30 minutes earlier, but I'm trying to leave the house an hour and 10 minutes earlier than usual. While my soup was cooking for dinner tonight, I was chopping salad extras for the next 2 lunches.
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I haven't heard on the county job yet. Still praying. Oh, and I have this Friday off. Mary and I are going down to Chehalis to stay overnight & doing a little shopping at the Centralia mall. We both want to hit the Lee store for jeans, where we've had good luck with fit and price in the past. Then down to Shafer Ladies on Saturday morning; this year it's at a cousin's in Longview. Then I have the next week off as my annual getting ready for the holidays staycation. Hey, I may have shared all this--or was that in an email to 6-Pack? If it's a repeat, never mind.
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That garden looks beautiful. How long will you be in Seattle?

My mom's scare is a testament as to what happens when we fail to do minimum self care. Like eat and sleep.

Today is nice enough that I get to work outside. We have some limbs in the side yard that needs to be dragged into the woods to decompose, before they are covered by leaves and I can't find them. The cold front that's made the leaves fall happens to be the same one that caused the limbs to fall.



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Glad your mom has gotten some rest! And happy you are getting back to some more normal activities.

My first day of 4 working in the Seattle office went OK. The person whose desk I was at and whose phone I was using showed up, and while I got to stay where I was, she logged into her own phone number, so I was without a phone for awhile until she showed me how to log in. Answered a bunch of phone calls, a couple requiring a translator which always adds a bunch of time to the call. Got a little done on my collections accounts, though not as much as I had hoped. I did get a lot of steps in between walking to and from the bus stop, up and down stairs, and walking to the Waterfall Garden Park down the hill at each break, plus around the large building. Links for garden pix below; 3rd has a slide show!
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Sorry I have been MIA. Prayers are going up for you to get a call back!

My SD did make it home on Tuesday. Mom had a dizzy spell on Wednesday. I took her to the doctor. He did blood work and an EKG, both were clean. She was diagnosed literally with exhaustion. Good thing I went or she would not have told the doctor what her past 2 weeks had looked like. So I brought her home with me for a long, long nap. She slept 12 hours a night for 2 nights in a row and she's feeling much better.

Got up Thursday morning and my SIL, Rhonda, found out her heat had gone out. Our Kee dinner is at her house. So I rounded up space heaters (mom and I keep them for negative windchill nights) and took to her house to warm it up some. The fix was easy, but on a holiday, you don't get repair people to come out easily. with a 25 degree low, she needed heat.

I had Brenna and Jimmy for 5 days in a row, and I hear Ill have them 10 days at Christmas break.

I'm happy to just be scrubbing tubs and doing laundry today!





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I wore myself out this evening when I did the Legs B workout (the Challenge I periodically rejoin alternates between 2 workouts of 6 exercises each for upper body, lower body and core) plus 2 of the exercises in Coach Nicole's 4 Bodyweight Exercises Targeting Your Butt www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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I got my hair trimmed today & then ran to Target for a couple items, including the English muffins I forgot to pick up while grocery shopping yesterday (I basically never buy bread), so I can make turkey sandwiches to take to eat for breakfast on the bus. Since the Seattle office is down to a single CSS, who's been out a fair amount, the other 2 offices keep sending someone to process mail, wage complaints and checks that come in the mail, daily deposits (when there are checks), and handle deliveries and the courier (for that deposit), plus answer phones & work on online wage complaints. As my supervisor pointed out, if she could pick up the Seattle mail and take it to Tukwila to be processed, they could hire a temp office assistant, or find someone to distribute mail and accept deliveries. But for now, we're regularly sending someone to cover, or Bellevue does while one of our people goes there.
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I mentioned that I'm not willing to drive for an hour in the dark getting home from Bellevue, but I'll bus up to Seattle. So I'm going there for 4 days, during which I expect to catch up on a lot of my tasks that I never have time for because of how busy my own office is. Then Friday I'm taking my personal holiday when Mary and I will spend the night in Chehalis and hit the Centralia outlet mall, then drive down to Longview for the Shafer Ladies on Saturday. Hope to be back soon after dark that night. Then the following week is my annual staycation to get a jump on holiday tasks. Fun times ahead!
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I was astounded at how light the traffic was at Costco this morning! Got groceries there, Freddie's, Safeway and TJ's. Didn't spend a lot in any one place. Then home for lunch and finishing my current Amelia Peabody mystery. Then 2 loads of laundry. Then did the last of my online ordering at Calendars.com and YourTrueNature.com. I believe I'm done with my shopping!
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We had a thoroughly delightful meal without overdoing it. I've been cleaning, making veggie stock, tracking spending, organizing a spreadsheet for cards and gifts. Did 2 rounds of one of the Core challenge workouts--wore myself out for about 20 minutes. I'm so happy I still have 2 weekend days coming for laundry, groceries, haircut, a little shopping, online shopping, prepping for next week's coverage in the Seattle office. I'm off to bed now. Have a great weekend everyone!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Excited to be going down to my sister & BIL's for holiday dinner. I just finished prepping veggies. Taking that and light dip, sparkling juice, Trader Joe's roasted veggies in butter and garlic--a new side dish. I'll spend the night, and drive back tomorrow morning. Have a lovely day, Sparkers!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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I was too tired last night to get out thank you emails to the interview panel members. I emailed the recruiter, whom I forgot to ask for names when she walked me out on Tuesday, but she may have been off, because I never got a response. But I had found the supervisor's name and email on the website, and found in the staff lookup the only person named Mauricio. But there were dozens of Marys, including 3 CSSs, so I'll have to wait for confirmation before sending the right one an email. I did send them to the other 2 tonight, so they won't see them until after the holiday. Oh, well. Next week is when they expect to make a decision.
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Now to relax, catch up on housework and sorting and holiday plans! And work off the grazing we did at work today! Oh, boy, I overindulged--but it was fun, and I passed up many offerings. I only sampled one dessert; I couldn't pass up the homemade toffee cake with caramel sauce! The authentic tamale (in corn husk) and the chipotle mac & cheese were really good too! Naturally, I had a salad for dinner to try to balance all the daytime eating!
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Sorry about your SD's issues. Hope he's doing better.

Not really sure how the interview went. I gave myself lots of time, and got there almost an hour early. The only place to sit and wait was a *really* uncomfortable bench with no back support. So I sat for a while and read in a Prevention magazine, then got up and stretched, then reviewed my materials, then got up and stood and paced a little, then wrote some affirmations, stretched, read in my magazine, stood, etc. I checked back at the time I was scheduled to be certain I didn't need to remind them I was there and ready, and was told they were running a little late.

There wasn't much energy in the room of 3 panelists, though one of the two CSSs from other sections of the division did ask several follow up questions, and after I mentioned some conversational Spanish, asked a couple of questions in Spanish which I answered in that language. I was instructed instructed to go into as much detail as I wanted to answer the questions fully, so I didn't try to censor myself. I think I presented my credentials pretty fully, and of course handed each of the 3 my list of "Why I am an excellent candidate for this position." I also gave the manager present a copy of a page from their website where I had found spelling/grammatical errors, though I also mentioned that I really liked the website and found it very customer-friendly. I asked several intelligent questions in the time allotted for that. So I think it went well, though I got very little response from the participants, particularly the woman who would be my manager. So I'll just have to wait and see what they say next week. Keeping my fingers crossed and prayers lifted!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm glad you had a good weekend, even if plans were delayed. I hope you BIL is feeling better.

Good luck tomorrow!

I've spent the weekend on eggshells. My stepdad was admitted into the hospital through the ER again on Saturday. I'm hopeful his kidney function is back in a safe range and he is released today.

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We made it! We drove out to the Snoqualmie Falls www.snoqualmiefalls.com/ --and no, the falls weren't gushing like that today! But they are very pretty, and they have nice paths and viewing spots set up. We didn't do the hike down to the base--might do that another time. We spent a good while at the gift shop. Mary did a bunch of gift buying, I picked up 3 gifts and used the last of some gift money for myself. I had planned on one of their sparkly T-shirts, but there was only one design left--mostly they had jacket and long-sleeved tops out now. So instead I picked up an ear-warming head band (I've been wanting to find one!) with a little fox face on it & a little stretchy bracelet made of aventurine chips in pretty greens. So a successful outing!

With the drive being 40 minutes each way, we only spent half a day. Which gave me time to do my grocery shopping at Safeway and TJ's in the rain. I just finished 2 rounds of arm exercises on my challenge. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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My sister proposed taking that little jaunt to Snoqualmie Falls this weekend that we had postponed before. WE planned on Saturday morning, but another health issue with her DH pushed our plan to Sunday. So after a Costco grocery run, I took a practice run (actually bus ride) to the King County Administration Bldg in downtown Seattle, where I'll have my interview on Tuesday. A good thing too, since the directions I got off Google maps weren't quite right--had me turning right on 4th Ave, when I needed to go left. In fact it's quite close to the Pioneer Square Station; they had me going an extra block or 2 & climbing an extremely steep hill! By taking the very first left, I think the climb won't be as steep. Even with my wandering, I spent less than 1.5 hours getting up there, finding just where to go & the fastest walking route, then getting back home. Seems to be about a 20 minute bus ride and 5 minute walk from the bus stop to home (up a short, steep hill--if I get the job I'll work my glutes every day!) A very productive use of my time!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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It sounds like you have a special tingle about this interview!

I found out Brenna's t-cap essay from last year caused her to be pulled for testing. Apparently it was impressive for a 3rd grader but I have no idea what she wrote. They don't share that with parents. I wish they did!

My step dad is back home from surgery #2 this week. Both were kidney stone removals. He's doing well but they are worn out. My mom told him if she sees another fast food hamburger in his hand he's had it. We'll see how long this works out.


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How exciting about Brenna's letter! Please extend my emoticon to her.

Yes, I'm very excited about the upcoming interview. I may start examining the county website tonight, to let things start soaking in, and noting items I might mention. I've occasionally had the interview question of "How did you prepare for this interview?" If I'm asked, I want to have plenty to say--or to add, even if they don't ask.

I was so excited last night, that when I woke up the second time to pee, I couldn't get back to sleep (very rare for me ever since getting the new bed). I ended up getting up, making tea, reading, and then laying down for ~ 30 minutes until the alarm. Hope to make an early night tonight, though I'm not especially sleepy at the moment.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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WOW! That's a fast response. I hope you blow them away in interview. You deserve this gift for the holidays.

I seriously doubt I'll get what I ask for,. but I've been a good girl. I can hope Santa will deliver! LOL

Brenna got a letter yesterday. She's being tested for the gifted program! I had to approve the IQ testing. I hope she makes it in. I've had teachers for 2 years try to get her early acceptance.



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Any chance you'll get that gift? emoticon

Guess, what? They decided in one day who they liked best, and I have an in person interview scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon! I'll spend some time this weekend reviewing the county website, especially for that division, to become more knowledgeable and speak to similarities and differences I see. I'm very excited!

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I really hope you get a face-to-face interview. It's something you deserve.

Thank you. Today I'm the "on call" for my step dad. He had his kidney stone removal surgery yesterday. He has another scheduled for tomorrow as well. The doctor said he's forming stones incredibly fast. It's nothing like he's ever experienced. Most kidney stones are dietary based. The question is, what is he not processing out properly?

He's going to have a fit when they take most of his animal proteins away.

I think the next family member that asks me what I want for Christmas I'm going to tell them "I want all of you to follow your doctor's orders until next Christmas."











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Eva, I'm so sorry about your neighbor and his difficulty adjusting to the changes. I'm glad he relates to you and that you can have a positive impact.

I had my phone interview, and helped keep it to the 15 minutes they had slated (meaning I didn't talk too much, which I can do sometimes). I think they only had 4 questions, the first being why I wanted or was applying for that job, and what experience or qualities did I possess that made me a good match for it. I think I did really well with that one. When they asked their few questions, they asked if I had any. I had just a few process questions, and then said I would like to share a few of my other qualities (a passion for Wellness--my own and supporting that of others, and my talents in relationship building with both customers and coworkers). I'll hear soon if I'm selected for a face-to-face interview--next week, I think. So please, keep good thoughts!

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We don't have a local Costco, but I do use my Kroger and Sam's Club discounts!

I'm glad your lead heard what you are saying. I hope you supervisor backs her up. My mother went through something similar and requested a demotion when her supervisor would not provide the support.

Now she's getting messages wishing she would come back since her temporary replacement isn't doing the job like she was. Customers are making complaints about him.

My step dad is having his (hopefully last) kidney surgery this morning. He's at the hospital now. I'm the middle man. He'll be fine if he will just listen to the doctor's orders. He's hard headed and fell off his diet plans, for his heart and kidneys, about 6 weeks in. When he feels good he sees no need to continue the plan. emoticon

Later I go up and cut the neighbors' hair. The man I sit with is about to go into a skilled nursing home. He's too frail to stay at home now. He's refusing to eat. I made a dish to take up there hoping that if I bring it he will eat. I know he asked for something to read and will only read the material I provided. I think it's because he's angry he can no longer be at home. He's a nice man. A well accomplished former police officer in Jackson. It's difficult to see the guy that loved working with kids as the DARE officer so sick.






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Wow, that's a pain to have that big a price jump. My Costco is still 25-40 cents less than other places, so I'll keep waiting in those lines. Sunday morning wasn't too bad. I just have to get there early!

It was nice and sunny with a few clouds this morning, but by late afternoon, it was raining *hard*. My day on counters, and 4 people out, so it stayed pretty busy. Finished my wage complaint, did mail with my lead (luckily no checks), and started my week of permit refund requests. Only 2 of us there late, me and the lead; we did a little talking about frustrations with some staff members; for me someone who has a forceful (brusque? accusatory? scolding?) manner of reminding me it's time to take my lunch break. Turns out the lead has talked to her about her tone and how it can be off-putting. For her, the issue is 2 staff who resist her requests about coming to the counter when needed or adjusting lunches for coverage issues--basically not recognizing her authority. I felt better for getting her perspective, and I supported her in asking the supervisor to back her authority and remind all staff to follow her directions.

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Good Morning:

We have the holiday lights out and did some shopping. It was a long weekend but it was fun. Today is normal, but tomorrow is busy. I have to do hairs cut for the neighbors and my step dad is having his second kidney stone surgery. The doctor called it "clean up."

Our gas prices here have gone up 20 cents over night. Literally. Maybe it'll even back out when the "winter fuel transition" is over.





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Amanda, it is a lot of work on Thursdays, but I still get 2 days off and I adore the work I do - for now. When the novelty wears off and I get into the trenches, I'll see where I'm at.

Crud, I hit submit for some reason.

Amanda, with the price of gas around here, Costco has been seriously busy as well. It was almost 30c cheaper there then the gas station across the street from it. Crazy.



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Yeah, I love the whole holiday season, and don't worry much about what it's called.

I've been doing little chores around the house. I forgot to turn off the alarm, so woke at 6 am, despite it being a holiday. I decided to get up then, and ended up taking a nap after lunch. When I left to run errands, I found a note from UPS on the door. They must have come while I was napping, but they couldn't have knocked very loud. I was surprised to have gotten delivery so soon--some calendars on a sale for myself and gifts. I want to make a list of what I've picked up already for whom, and what I still want to buy. I'm hoping to have everything ready for mailing that first week in December , which I'll be taking off again this year.

One errand didn't work out. I thought heading out for gas after my nap and afternoon coffee on a Friday would be fine, but the traffic trying to get into the Costco gas station was horrid. same for the traffic from there to the library. The one good thing about that drive was that the street leading to the new library, which was closed in May for construction and slated to open on 8/18 is finally finished enough that they took down the barricade, and vehicles can travel in both directions on a paved surface. The detours down little residential side streets for months have been quite inconvenient!

I'll do a little more Sparking, a little more reading, then retire early.

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Renee: That sounds like a lot of work! Remember to take some down time for yourself when you can. I often have the universe remind me I am too busy.

Amanda: Thank you for the scam alert! and I'm glad your customer found someone to help her not be duped by con artists.

The projects were drawings and thank you letters to decorate the school halls for today. . Jim's dad was in the Army during Vietnam, so all the information brings it close to her. She soaks it up like a sponge. And does actually form opinions. She's not pleased with how Vietnam vets were "ignored" when they came home. She's very socially conscious for a 9 year old. I think she's a very old soul.

I'm off to do the grocery shopping this morning. This weekend we start hanging our holiday lights. That's not political correctness, we celebrate Yule and Christmas in our house. So I use that blanket term. I'm also planning some gift shopping.





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Wow, that's a lot of working, Renee! I hope you are finding time to relax and practice self-care as well. Your well-being is as important as that of your clients.

Eva, I haven't heard of that tea. Is it designed to raise your body temp? What kind of project did Brenna do? I like the whole idea of tying a holiday to real people the students know and care about.

It was my day on phones, not the counter. Not real busy, so I was able to spend some time (as my supervisor requested) cleaning in my cubicle. Made progress, though much yet to do.

I put an alert on the wall about a scam email I received. We get so many reminders at work (in a government agency) not to click links on any suspicious emails, so I've learned to open it only enough to hover my mouse over the sender (once it was a personal friend's name, but can say it's a bank, internet provider or major company), and the real sender's email will be displayed--which is likely some bozo you don't know who is trying to cheat you or harm you in some way. Just trying to keep us all safe.

A poor customer came in today--a timid immigrant woman whose husband had recently opened a business--terribly frightened by a phone call from the IRS saying they owed $4000 and could go to jail if they didn't pay it quickly. She didn't know how this could be, since they had only had their business a few months. The person helping her and I assured her it was a scam, that the IRS never phones people up to collect money--they would only send an official letter. I mentioned I've gotten those calls, and checked the IRS website, which mentions some of the scams out there with people claiming to be them. I assured her she could hang up and ignore them, that it wasn't true. I have a special hatred for people who prey on the fears and ignorance of others. I frequently curse them with some big karmic payback.

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Eva, that sounds like a really great ceremony. I love when people recognize the hardwork and lives dedicated to military service. My mom is a Vietnam Vet, so it makes it extra special for us.

Amanda, that is funny! It's always good to have a good laugh with coworkers.

So far, so good, today. Getting ready for my long day at work. I started work at 9am and won't be done until 2am. The last 6 hours are with the emergency services people. I'm loving it so far. We'll see how I like it when I have to go out on my own. They want me to do mostly children, which is fine. I can do an assessment on a child quickly. It's already in my head. I can recite it from memory how often I assess children. I may do a few adults. I'm told it's easier. However, nothing personal to us, I don't like adults. I also have to work on Saturday for mandatory training and Sunday for my other shift. It's exciting and interesting.

That's all for me. Hope everyone is having a great day!

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Hi Renee! I'm glad you are doing well! Amanda and I hold down the fort! And thank you! You're pretty awesome too.

Amanda, that's funny. I would have thought it was the spirit of the chicken telling me "NO!" So there you go LOL.

The reception is for the veterans and their spouse/escort. Say if an adult child drives him/her to the school they stay as well. The students are released to class after the ceremony where the band plays for them and each branch is recognized by the war they fought in. They use to call out each name but we have so many there just isn't time anymore. 1200 students in the middle school alone with vets to be recognized. The librarian and the art teacher have classes do projects to be displayed. It's voluntary, as it's "homework". We did both projects.

Mom's extractions went well and I ended up getting a 30 minute walk in. It was a long day. She may go back to work today but I'm not sure. I really hope she doesn't.

Have either of you tried Dr. Miller's Holy Tea? Jim ended up with samples of it. We're giving it a shot, just because it's here. I looked it up and it's pricey to me. It doesn't taste bad on it's own, no sweetener of any kind, but boy does it make you HOT. I've sweated like a mad woman in my workouts.





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Hi, Renee! emoticon Thanks for the update--so glad things are going well for you!

Is the school reception for family members who are veterans, Eva? Will your FIL participate? That sounds like a nice event that makes a holiday more real for the kids.
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My coworker and I had a big laugh after work today. I was washing some last dishes and she was pulling food out of the fridge, since she'll be out tomorrow for a family funeral. She offered me some leftover mac and cheese & fried chicken from lunch, and after I took a piece of chicken and went to stand up, it turns out I didn't pull far enough out of the door, and banged my head loudly on the bottom of the freezer. I'm asking her to rub my head until I can set down the food and do it myself, then I ask "So is God trying to tell me I shouldn't take the chicken?" She laughed and asked "If that's what He's saying to you, what's He going to say to me?" (She's much larger than I am.) "At least you eat healthy most of the time!" (I'm well known for my salads and fruits and veggies.) Maybe it's just because we were so tired that it seemed funny.
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I totally enjoyed my comfort food dinner, with Italian salad (left over from a big Elevator meeting; I hadn't partaken of the Italian subs they brought us earlier) for a European style dessert. Knowing I would be consuming more calories than usual at dinner, I didn't have any snack food after work. I did an 18-minute cardio/ST routine by Jessica Smith before dinner, so am feeling pretty balanced. Looking forward to an early night after finishing my book, the new Amelia Peabody, co-written by Elizabeth Peters (now deceased) and Joan Hess.
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Y'all are so fantastic. I know I say that every time I pop up, but it's true!

Samhain was great, despite being rather chilly. Work is leveling out. I've taken on a second part time job at work and that's helping out the finances. Having that has been helping with the stress level.

Dating is going well.

I'm glad to read everyone has been productive and is doing well.

When I get my first pumped up paycheck, I'm re-joining my gym and paying down my student loans a lot. I plan on paying off a credit card, too. I hate them, but I keep one for car stuff, just in case.

Life is good.

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Articles like that scare beginners away from trying Yoga in the first place. Why not a chest opener where you just grasp the back of the chair? I love my spark friends but the people in charge now can not be the same ones that were choosing our content in the beginning. I've been practicing Yoga for over 10 years and I couldn't do that arm balance safely.

Of to take my mom to her final dentist appointment today! She's getting her bottom plate. She's so excited. Then I have to pick up snacks for the veteran's day reception at the middle school on Friday. My father in law was in the Army during the Vietnam conflict. Busy day for me but I'm glad I can do it.

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Boy, howdy! Did you call it right on that article, Eva! Here's the comment I posted on the blog:

I'm with Donna_VT & RuneShadow: they look doable except for the last one. My reaction was "Are you nuts?" It could be extremely dangerous if you should tip or lose your balance! And my joints--elbows and wrists--could be badly strained by attempting it. I really don't like seeing unsafe moves promoted with no caution. Which is really too bad since the other 6 look gentle and inviting.

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I hope you enjoy your time in Seattle!

Thank you. I'm having so much fun fending Sir Fluff off of it. He's enthralled with all the shiny. He keeps stealing the trees from my village....

This article annoyed me www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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It's on chair Yoga. It had me up until the last pose. Most of us can not lift our entire body weight on our arms. It can be dangerous and cause shoulder injury without proper instruction. now add a chair to that. unless you are perfectly balanced that chair is going to tilt forward and you are going to hit the ground.

The school librarian is expecting a grandson. I emailed her last night with a question and she told me her grandson should be here any day now. It's her first. I know it's silly but I get excited for them, particularly when it's a first child/grandchild.





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Thanks for sharing those pix--your displays are wonderful!

I'm working in Seattle tomorrow, so getting up quite early to try to arrive near 8 am. It will be my first time using my state transit pass. And hey, I just checked the weather, and it's supposed to get all the way up to 50, with a low of 42. But with a low tonight of 35, it will be a cold morning commute! But at least it should be dry--hooray! I'm looking at it as an adventure.

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I'm glad you found your boots!

My Weekend: Out with Pumpkin Jack and in with Frosty the Snowman







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emoticon Here's my big news--I finally located my boots! I will definitely pick a place to store them in the off season from now on. I thought I had looked through everything I brought home from work--as well as every closet, including the balcony and hot water heater ones, and yesterday the storage unit. But I had overlook one box sitting on a chair with some file folders on top, to I thought it was full of papers. Then I noticed it was one of our state archive boxes with handles and a lid that we sometimes moved things around in--and they were in the bag I used to transport them, along with other bulky items from my cubicle before we downsized. Since it snowed Friday and today, I'm really glad to have these fleece-lined boots to wear!

I posted on some other threads yesterday. I've been using my timer yesterday and again today. Errands to the storage unit and library yesterday and to 3 grocery stores today. Not big bills at any of them, which is good, as I want to take advantage of a sale on Calendars.com that may not last past tonight. I've been pretty consistent with doing a workout DVD most days for cardio or ST, and my weight came back down slightly. I'm going to have to watch those turkey stuffing flavored potato chips from Trader Joe's--they finally came in for the holiday, and I love them! Taking some to work tomorrow.

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How does the Revenue position look?

I hope you enjoy your trip with your sister. It sounds like fun!

Brenna has been staying behind for a minute in the afternoons to help the teacher straighten the class reading shelf. The teacher asked why she stays and she said "It bothers me to see the books jumbled like this. It's bad for the books and no one can find what they want to read." That's librarian speak. She's not OCD (her play spaces clearly say that) but she does have a great respect for books.

We are taking a weekend at home and prepping for Christmas decorating. I removed the Halloween stuff on Wednesday. Then Brenna and I plan to get our hands dirty. We will try our hand at turning another pot from clay. I actually really enjoy clay working with her. It's a great stress relief if you've never tried it.

I'm sorry about the boy too. It hurts my heart. But I'm more surprised at how the community is reacting. It's becoming a blame game around here. This is 3 kids in 3 years. The problems are being laid on the school, but most of it is happening on social media. (And people wonder why my 9 year old doesn't have facebook). The school isn't perfect, none are, but at some point the parents need to realize it's one of your sweet angels. and that has to be addressed at home. We all have to stop turning a blind eye, both at school and at home.

Oh and we made the news because of this.

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I'm so sorry about the young man. emoticon Good news for you niece, though. And that Yin Yoga sounds interesting.

Work was busy, partly due to the plumber exam which we host every 4 months in 2 sittings, 8-12 and 1-5. We have to check them in (up to 30 at each sitting), proctor the test, then collect all materials. Luckily I only had to oversee for short periods, and gather supplies, since there's no computer to work on any of my tasks--wage complaints, contractor review, collections accounts, even training. In the afternoon I did review a job posting for a Revenue Agent 2 position down in Tumwater that a coworker told me about.

This evening, after a call from DS, I researched lunch spots in North Bend, near Snoqualmie Falls where we are heading on Saturday. I've created a Word doc with directions for getting from here to lunch, to the Falls, then back here by another route. I'm looking forward to an adventure. And when I checked the weather, it was predicting am showers tomorrow, then pm showers on Saturday--which would make for better driving and walking!

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It sounds like your co-worker needs to pay more attention to what she is doing.

We had a loss in our community on Halloween night. A sophomore in high school took his life. We have a growing bullying problem in our area. It hurts my heart and makes me consider homeschooling Bug.

I also found out my niece isn't going to have to have surgery on her inner elbow. She has 6 weeks of therapy. The ligament is inflamed, not torn.

I tried Yin Yoga yesterday. It stretches joints and deep connective tissues. It helps heal after joint injuries. I'll be honest I liked it much better than a flow yoga. You move slow with great intention. Along with my elliptical use I'll be doing it for a while. you are suppose to come to the mat "cold" for this one so it's before cardio workouts so that you are reaching the places intended.

I'm also going to try a lead restorative yoga class. I know poses but this is one I have a hard time putting together in an order that makes sense to me. Not sure if I'll like it but I'm going to find out.



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Grounded on Halloween--that had to hurt! I'm glad to hear about parents holding kids accountable for their behavior. It's an important life lesson that there are consequences to your actions and choices. Unfortunately, many people never seem to learn this.

With new employees, they've mixed up teams at work starting today. So I was on counter 2 days in a row, being switched from TTF to MWF. I'm also the "End of Day" anchor, responsible for getting the 3:00 deposit reconciled (for the first time in many months). Had a bit of a shock when we seemed to be $251 & cents short in cash, but it turned out a check had been entered as cash. The same person did it earlier in the day but noticed it, so I made the correction right away. With this one, we were in the middle of counting cash and checks, when we had to research the shortage, then I had to make the correction & reprint the report with adjusted totals. After the deposit was completed and I took my afternoon break, I prepared the void/replace form explaining why a cash transaction was changed. She wasn't happy to be signing 2 in one day, but she isn't always careful to make sure she chooses the correct method of payment. If you miss the proper radio button, the default is cash. It shows on the receipt you print--but you have to look. (Oh, yes, the joys of being a sales auditor!)

Actually I'm glad, because I'm careful with money and very good at maintaining a proper change fund. I'll also work at organizing the files better so it's easier to find things, and completed logs are filed for retention purposes, instead of piling up in the back of folders.

I've put in several short timer sessions tonight, and completed a 12-minute cardio interval workout. Getting ready to make a salad for dinner. Feeling productive.

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If you want to see pictures of my little Wonder Woman check out the blog. There were no pictures of me this year. I was a cat with a sign that said "Copy." So That made me a Copy Cat!

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emoticon emoticon Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain emoticon emoticon

It is always important to listen to our bodies. I'm proud of you for scaling back.

Trunk or treat at the high school was fun. We ended up going through with our neighbor. They have the only other little girl in the neighborhood.

Our meet up with a friend tonight got canceled. She's grounded for a ruckus on the bus. So I think we will just go through my SIL's neighborhood like usual and when Bug is ready to come home, we come home.

Step Dad's surgery went well. He returns to work on Thursday. I'm "on call" if he needs me, but he can drive so I think it'll be fine.

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Can't wait for the pictures! Get lots of rest on Wednesday! After my first year teaching, and surviving the day after Halloween with an entire class of students on a sugar high, I never again worked 11/1--I always arranged for a substitute ahead of time!

It was my day on phones, not the counter, so I got to work on my accounts quite a bit, calling, emailing, sending mailed statements, depending on whether information we have was accurate. (Had 2 emails come back undeliverable--too bad since it's the fastest way to send statements, blank reports and links for making payments.) One employer that I hadn't contacted paid on their own, so they went into the "win" column as "paid in full"!
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Paid rent, paid bills online and called to find out why a refund hasn't shown up yet. Did spending tracking too. I'm not caught up, but getting there. Did a 15 minute cardio workout by Jennifer Smith from a couple years ago. I was enjoying it, but I started to fade near the end--so I just toned down the intensity without getting upset. Since I've had problems in the past of pushing too hard, and ending up miserable, that felt like a win!

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The only reason I like football season, the stores are empty!

The sleepover went well. Both girls behaved themselves. This girl is Bug's best friend. The sister was really upset that she had to miss out on the fun. I hope it's a lesson learned.

My step dad is at the outpatient surgery center having his first kidney stone removal. It's a different doctor than 5 years ago. This doctor prefers to go in and retrieve the stones. It's a little invasive, but it keeps an old stone from acting like sand in an oyster.

Tonight we have Halloween fun out at the high school and tomorrow night it'll be at the Milan city park. Oh and my photographer friend is doing a charity drive for the "backpack" program that provides food for kids in our county that might not get to eat on the weekends. So I'm taking Wonder Woman over there to get her picture taken. I'll share it as soon as I get it. I'm going to be one tired momma by Wednesday!



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The big news is I finished my application for the county--a CSS3 position with a pay range *far* better than what the state pays! I did that around 11 (it helped that there weren't any supplemental questions, just the application to tweak as well as my resume, and a cover letter specific to this position). Did laundry in the morning also, plus a workout, then took an early nap, and went grocery shopping once the Seahawks football game was on. It's so fun to shop when most people are watching the local team.short lines everywhere--even Costco!

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Enjoyed lunch with sister, Mary and BIL, Brian at the Qdoba midway between us; DS suggested it, since their fire-roasted shrimp we've been enjoying is going away. Even though they ran out of the fire-roasted shrimp after making their burritos. I had to wait quite a while for more to come out, and the manager comped my meal, so I'm willing to go back. Plus, DS and BIL got an order of chips and queso that blunted my hunger. It was a very good naked (no shell) taco salad, but I'll miss the shrimp when I go back to chicken or pork.

After those last couple of aggravating days at work, I decided I'd put in an application for a CSS3 with King County. I haven't been in job hunting mood lately, focusing on finances and organizing/decluttering, but I just got fed up and wanted to take positive action to try to escape and find something better. I cranked the cover letter out in just a few hours. I've printed it out and will review when I'm fresher, as well as review and tweak my resume (not required but recommended, so oh yeah!). It's due by midnight tomorrow. I have laundry and shopping slated for Sunday, but will get this done--then wait however long to hear.

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I do respect parents teaching kids that actions have consequences. I saw a lot of bad behavior from kids whose parents might threaten, but rarely followed through or held the children accountable. So kids always thought they could wheedle or make excuses to stay out of trouble, no matter what they did.

Had an aggravating day, so didn't feel like doing much work at home--just a couple tiny chores. Think I'll read a little more then take myself to bed.

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I'm glad you got that survey submitted. I know you love the opportunity to improve the place whenever you can. Maybe they will listen.

Well the sleepover is changing to my house. The friend's big sister (just a little older) got in serious trouble at school so their mom cancelled the whole thing since both of her girls would have enjoyed it. So to keep the 2 that have behaved well from being punished (their mom was upset about this) I offered the invite to have it here. Doesn't matter to me. Brenna likes playing the hostess anyway.

So we get to party on! LOL



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Way to score some duds! Hope Brenna enjoys her sleepover--I remember those fondly. Enjoy your down time! emoticon OK, maybe not that down! Though naps can be delightful.

A lot of odd issues came up today, so lots of time was spent trying to figure things out & communicate with various agencies to see how to fix a big honkin' booboo made by another department. No progress made on my own tasks--which is often the case on my counter days.

But I did manage to resubmit my employee survey--only took me 40 minutes to answer the 149 questions, since I had a copy of what I had done. Even added a few extra comments in the 2 open-ended questions at the end.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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We use to order coffee. It's a little luxury we gave up when Bug came along. But I do go to the local place and get a bag of their monthly special every now and again.

I do give the perm. One doesn't bother me but too many and I get nose bleeds. Same thing happens with artificial nails. A common issue for beauticians, over time they lose their sense of smell from the chemicals they breath in daily. I still have my sense of smell, I wasn't in the business long enough to lose it. Anyway the nose bleeds were part of the reason I quit doing hair.

I came out of there with 3 pair of pants and about 10 shirts yesterday! My mother in law and I were the same size for YEARS. She's gained weight due to a med change and had a wild hair to clean out her closet. I inherited clothes that she knew I'd like.

I have to contact the mother of Brenna's friend and tell her the sleep over at their house is on as long as the friend has been well behaved. She's been grounded. Bug is excited. The friend has slept over here but she's never slept over at their house.

I actually get a little down time today! Imagine that. I may stay home but down time isn't the norm for me.



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Good to hear she's going out to something she wants to look nice for--that can be important. Do you give the perm? I knew you cut hair. Can you handle the chemical smells? (I can't.)
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Mainly spent the evening dealing with Geek Squad and getting my new antivirus program installed & the old one uninstalled. But I managed to work on a few small tasks.
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I'll send it to you, but first COFFEE! I got the recipe out of the Spark People cookbook. It's actually a really good "diet" cook book.

I'm headed over to my MIL's this morning after drop off. She needs a perm and she still can't lay in a shampoo bowl. My Step Dad is having kidney stone surgery on Monday. I'm guessing Kay called because she knows I'll be helping out there for a few days and wants if done for some event she's going to. I can't complain. At least she's started going to events!

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That sounds like an intriguing recipe--I'll have to look for it. But I hear my soup lid bouncing, so it's time to turn off the burner, and have dinner! emoticon

My flavored coffee got delivered today--yay! I was low but not out! emoticon

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I'll take one. Brenna refuses to deconstruct it until after Halloween.

I prefer the donation center to a blood mobile.

It sounds like your survey was a doozy. I hope that it really is used to improve the work environment.

Last night I made the Sparkpeople "Blue Grass Jambalaya" I always forget from Spring to fall just how good that stuff is. It makes enough so that we all have lunch for the next day. I love fall comfort food!

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Sounds like fun! I'm curious about a witch's hat out of candy bars--do you have a picture?

Gave blood at work--the bloodmobile scheduled for our industrial park. I prefer going to the center, but am glad I tried this way. My day on phones, so I undertook the big agency employee survey. At a recent meeting, they explained they were redesigning it to attempt to get a lot more specific feedback to measure progress and improvement in discrete areas. So they broke a lot of past general queries into many more questions-- almost 150! They said it would take ~45 minutes, but it took me much longer, because I think about responses & decided to copy the questions in each section, highlighting my selections. Good thing I did, too, since I had it open more than 5 hours (with an hour lunch break--you couldn't save and come back, since it is anonymous, and when I finally submitted right before afternoon break at 4:25, I got an error message that Internet Explorer had stopped working. Now I did go to a page and type my name to be included in a drawing for an Amazon gift card. I guess they figured we would need an incentive to spend that much time. Of course I love being asked what I think, and having the chance to give feedback, so it was particularly frustrating to get that error message and not be sure my submission will arrive. When I told my supervisor what had happened, she said I could retake it if I wanted, to be sure they hear from me. Since I kept a copy of my responses (Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree), and saved a Word doc with my answers to the 2 open-ended questions (on What should we start doing, stop doing or do differently to make L&I an employer of choice, I enumerated 9 different areas that need attention), it will take me much less time. I'll mention I don't know if my first attempt was successful--which could have been impacted by it being open so many hours, since I had to work on it between customer calls, notarizing customers at the counter, answering coworker questions about paperwork & payments, because that's what it's like in Customer Service--we rarely get to stop everything to focus on just one thing until it's done.
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Some of the books at our book fair are rather expensive. The most costly I spotted was $16.99. Brenna's books were about $5 plus tax.

You should know that even organized people feel guilty about leaving things undone to relax. Or at least I do. But I'm glad your inner self is speaking up about feeling guilty.

We love hidden Figures!

This weekend was fun. Brenna milked a goat at the Folklore Jamboree! I've milked goats and cows, but she never has. She spent the night with my mother on Saturday night. They made a witches hat out of candy bars. It's cute. Then last night we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. I watched it in theaters when it released and it's a family holiday favorite. I say holiday because it will be watched a couple of more time between now and Christmas. The we watched a couple of episodes of Stranger Things on Netflix after dinner. Our protaganists are kids. It's spooky to be sure but it's very 80's esque and with a little girl named Eleven being at the center of it Brenna is hooked.

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Wow, I remember my own school book fair days when every book was less than a dollar. And when I was teaching elementary school in the 90s, the majority of our book orders were under $4 each, with plenty under $3.

The best thing about work was that the manager (supervisor was out for the second day in a row, making things more relaxed) spent time individually with each person to get feedback on how things are going, especially with all the physical changes in the unit with expanding the front counter & moving all our cubicles & reducing the space we have. I gave lots of feedback, including positives, with plenty of identifying issues still to address and ideas for improvements. I was sharing off the top of my head, and could certainly provide plenty more. But it was nice to be asked, and have him busily taking notes, so some of it might actually be considered.

In my journaling this morning, I expressed disappointment at my lack of productive activity last night. I puzzled for close to an hour after work; we're working on a challenging one, and I managed to make satisfying progress in several parts of it. Then I watched Hidden Figures which finally came in from my library request many weeks ago. (More in the reading thread.) I haven't been doing much parts work in my journaling for quite a few months, so it was interesting to have some internal push back asking why we can't take a night off without feeling guilty or criticized. That led to an interesting exchange of perspectives, with my goal setting part pointing out that she had only made an observation on how she was feeling (disappointed) without judgement or criticism, and that she wasn't "shoulding" on us, just expressing her deep desire and determination to help us free ourselves from the weight and stagnation of all this unorganized STUFF that's weighing us down and clogging up our environment. And one of my main journaling parts acknowledged that the instinct to protect & defend vulnerable parts from possible attack or attempts at shaming is a noble one, and that such deep sharing, communicating and cooperating is healthy and productive in its own way. I certainly felt motivated to take on chores, interspersed with relaxing, through the day.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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10/20/17 6:39 A

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I ordered her 2 books from the online fair to be delivered later. I sent her in with $11.00. She had $4 of her own money. She came out with 2 books. A Dog's Purpose : Bailey's Story (it's the one the movie is based on) and I Survived: The Eruption of St. Helens. She also came out with a pen that writes invisible but shows up under black light. Our deal is always "Books first then one novelty item." I think she used her extra money to pay for that pen. Anyway the pen will be fun since her nightlight is a black light.

The earthquake drill must have been interesting to conduct. I've had them but never lead them.

I've worked my way up to 26 minutes on that elliptical. I'm learning to not hate it. I found a pod cast called "The Black Tapes." It's a paranormal docudrama. The episodes are about right for me to finish a round so it's making it more enjoyable. Almost like listening to an audio book.
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This weekend we head to the Folklore Jamberee to see what local artists are up to and get a history lesson in No till farming. But today I go do the shopping!




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The ability to estimate is useful, but rare, so good for preparing her. How many books did she get? I'd be interested in the titles, too--though I know a lot has come out since I was following kid's lit as a teacher.

Steady rain kept customer numbers pretty light today. So while it was a counter day for me, I got to catch up on a bunch of work--submitting the wage complaint I entered yesterday, working on my collections accounts and getting one released, since I argued $40K was enough for his original premium plus late fees, just because his second payment reached us 3 days after the interest bumped up again. The Lead agent agreed with me, and waived the extra interest. So I emailed the employer to let him know what we had done (to his benefit), and reminded him to not just file the current report, but get the payment to us on time this month, so he wouldn't have to pay extra fees. Got couple of contractor reviews done, and more sales auditor corrections. Oh, and helped conduct the earthquake drill in the building, too!

Blessed Be, Amanda

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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10/19/17 6:23 A

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Amanda, It's always a nice surprise to get "good mail" as opposed to bills.

I started my Christmas/Yule shopping. Brenna asked for a new comforter set that's "not babyish". We found the one she wanted on sale yesterday on Amazon. It should arrive Friday. That was her big "I want" a new bed spread. Which she's actually due for a new one anyway.

And she wanted to go to book fair alone (broke my heart). So I gave her money and taught her how to quickly figure her sales tax. In Tennessee it's 9.75%, so I had her round up to the next dollar amount and add 10 cents for every dollar. (i.e. $4.99 round to $5.00 and add $0.50 to it for a total of $5.50) It's not exact but it would keep her from coming up short. She was good I'll give her that. She keeps extra money on her for snacks or if we missed a "we are selling stuff" announcement. She spent her extra money and the money I gave her. She figured it close enough that she returned home with a whopping 17 cents! LOL I was impressed that she took my lesson that well. I couldn't help but laugh while I replenished her stash of quarters.



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No, I sure hadn't heard about old Louise. I never liked her "What I Believe" chapter, but love her affirmations! She'll be missed, but left some true wisdom behind.

Productive day at work--finished a wage complaint, did a few contractor reviews, returned one of my last 2 collections accounts (on what appears to be a closed business--they just never closed their acct with us), and picked up more than a dozen new accts. I made contact on the first, spoke to the owner by phone and emailed the accountant. Hope they'll get resolved quickly.

Spent some planning time after work and did a few timer sessions this evening. Did a 12-minute workout, and started a letter to my father to thank him for an equinox check that was a completely unexpected surprise. Feeling overall productive and balanced, which is great!

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Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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10/18/17 6:19 A

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Renee, I make it a priority to say something nice to myself every day, even if I'm not feeling it.

Amanda, Did you know Louise Hay passed away? Isn't she one of your favorite self help authors? It was last week I believe and she was 91.

My voice is better this morning. We had a 64* and rainy day with a 39* night here and the day before had been about 89* so the sudden drop got me. I'm still a bit stuffy from allergies. It's harvest season. The defolant they spray on EVERYTHING fogs in the air when they harvest and the dust stops me up. other wise I'm in good shape.

This weekend we are looking to the Fall Folklore Festival. They have demonstrations of how things were done here in the 1800's and showcase the progress that has been made in farming. It's pretty interesting.

You'll find a rather personal NSV in that thread today.





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I love affirmations, and use them during my 3 walking breaks at work! One I borrowed and tweaked from my therapist is "No matter what ~ I am enough ~ Just as I am ~ Right here and now and always."

We've been getting down to the 40s at night! Take care and stay healthy, Eva!

Off to bed for me, since I almost dozed off sitting here making my last post! emoticon

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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You ladies are a constant source of inspiration that I just need to tap into when I'm feeling uneven.

Lots I'm working on positive affirmations for myself. My self-esteem has been wavering and I am trying not to beat myself up over it.

Back to work!!

Renee

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It sounds like you had a really good weekend and a very productive day.

I'm a bit hoarse when I talk. It has to be the quick change in the weather. We went from upper 80's to low 60's literally over night. So a day of using my voice as little as possible is the order of the day. I don't want to lose it completely. I don't really feel bad I just sound bad.

My PT exercise happens to involve that elliptical that I'm not really fond of, but I'd be on that or a recumbent bike if i went in to the therapist. I'm saving a chunk of our HSA by following instructions at home for a few weeks. Our HSA rolls over every year so it's like a little nest egg for health emergencies.

Have a good Tuesday!



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So happy y'all had a fun weekend, and that you've got PT exercises to help at home.

Yesterday I met my sister in Federal Way (halfway between us) for lunch and to return the 6th Temeraire book she got from her library system, since mine was down to a single copy. I also gave her a little gift of Halloween socks, & she gave me a little kitchen gadget gift. Happy times with our shrimp caesar salads!
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Today I was productive at work. Handled a number of calls, did some sales auditor/fiscal correction duties, reviewed last Monday's contractor packets (6-8, I think), only found 2 with issues needing attention. Also helped one of my collections customers at the counter. She took care of the final reports and minor payments for a closed account, and will bring the new account up-to-date later this week. But I was able to close the collections assignment as "paid in full"--which is always heartening, being considered a success. I released 2 other accounts last week as "pif," but will be returning 6 of my last ones who never responded for legal action. Then I should be getting some new accounts to work on--which I'll keep on top of this time!
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About to sit down to some yummy soup, after which I'll do a few small chores and finish the second Others novel, Murder of Crows. Did one Jessica Smith video already, hope to do her stretching one before bed.
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We had a nice weekend. Yesterday was rainy so we spent it making cookies and watching old movies, Lore, and Stranger Things. Saturday we ventured out to a small town, Gadsden, for a Zombie Trail Paintball. It was really cool. I think we will do it again next year. It's not scary. Everything is glowing in the dark from the black light attached to the trailer.

Then we went through a night time corn maze. It's been YEARS since I walked a corn maze in the dark. Brenna started messing with older kids playing a version of Marco polo in the corn. They were looking for the "werewolf" so occasionally she would just howl. They found us and the one boy thought it was funny that she howled better than their friend, who kinda sounded more like a turkey than a wolf...

My nerves are much better today. I talked to a friend that works for a rehab about my knee and she sent me a list of exercises to do at home. She said she would rather give me the list than see me back in Dynamics. Since I have the bike here there's no reason why I can't do it all here, with the exception of gym machine leg presses. And with a grade 1 injury I can get by without that.

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I did a couple loads of laundry today, (& finished putting it away!), have been doing some cleaning chores, wrote a thank you card to the friend who recommended the fabulous Temeraire series & Uprooted, both by Naomi Novik. I also began rereading Written in Red, the first of the Others series by Anne Bishop. It is so well-written, complex and compelling, that I've almost finished it, though I've taken frequent breaks for a productive task.

Oh, I renewed my Geek Squad membership coverage--the auto renew didn't go through, as that card had to be replaced. I was really glad to finish that. I also ordered some Tupperware midgets off Ebay--my first time on that site. And I'll be ordering coffee tomorrow--it's on sale this weekend. Think I'll mention the sale--free shipping on orders of $25 or more (which is 2# worth) www.flavoredcoffee.com/

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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