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Prayers (Please), Exercise and Tuna!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Yesterday, I learned that my "California family" is in mourning. My very good friend and former coworker x 2 posted on Facebook that a brother had died. I gathered that it was sudden. This is the 2nd sibling she lost this year. A sister died from cancer a few months ago. Today, at job #2, where my friend's daughter is now my boss (and I have known her since she was 6 months old!), I learned that the death yesterday was a suicide. My sister who died in July committed suicide, so, as soon as I learned this about Bill, I texted my friend to offer my support. I told her then that Jenny had killed herself. I have not talked about it much. It's so sad that people are so judgmental about suicide. They forget that the survivors still have to grieve. I am in prayer for this entire family.

I really did not plan well for today. I left home without breakfast except for some yogurt. One of the cashiers brought doughnuts and I ate one, even though I knew better. I was supposed to have lunch with the general manager, so I did not bring anything. He apparently forgot and I was not about to embarrass him by saying anything, so I went scrounging. Ate a bagel, a granola bar, drank some water and, later, ate some peanut butter. This is not the way to get the weight down! I know better!

Tomorrow is my fun day with my friend in celebration of her birthday in a few days and celebration of our 10 years of being friends. Walking around in Monterey, visiting the Aquarium, going to Pacific Grove in the hopes of seeing Monarch butterflies, an off the charts lunch at Black Bear Diner and loads more talking and laughter than I've had in eons!
I am taking Monday off from my primary job - at the vacation cap, so I have to take it. That means we can play tomorrow alllllll day!!!!!!!!!!!!! I charged up my FitBit and am really looking forward to this! The Aquarium is known for their work with ocean wildlife, especially otters, but my favorite to watch is the tuna. They are the Olympic athletes of the ocean. I am amazed that such a large fish can be found in the smallest and ever-more expensive cans at the grocery store. They are beautiful to watch!

Monday is the start of a team challenge for exercise. I need to do 30 minutes a day during the 5 work days there because I never know what the weekends will entail.

I hope Bobcat76 wins the contest she blogged about. I "met" a new Sparkfriend this week - Healthywriter - she boosted my week! As all my SP family does. What a fantastic site this is!
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  • ANGELN325
    People who are insensitive to suicide do not understand or are familiar with suicide and their ignorance is not bliss. If you need to talk to someone about this, my door is open. I'm on Facebook as well and you can PM me. I have a 2nd cousin who committed suicide and his mom and my cousin do a walk every year to raise funds for suicide awareness and prevention. Know that some of us understand.
    764 days ago
  • SILVER1369
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    784 days ago
    So sorry to hear of your losses emoticon
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend and enjoy the aquarium! emoticon
    784 days ago
    Sorry for the loss of your sister this summer and sorry for the loss of your friend. God does not give us more than we can handle. Remember that. It may seem dark, but you will find your way out through family and friends. (even ones here on sp!) emoticon
    785 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very sorry for your co-worker's loss :-( That has to be the hardest way to lose someone as you always wonder if you missed any warning signs or could have done anything to prevent it :-(
    Sorry your manager forgot the lunch, inexcusable in this day and age of having electronic calenders and reminders on a phone.
    Glad you have this fun day with a friend planned, you so need a break -enjoy!
    785 days ago
    My goodness...........I am sorry to hear about this news ..... So very sad and troubling and you are right, there is some judgments from people at times; and somewhat of a stigma .....But as the saying goes, "Unless you (or I) have walked in the shoes of another, we do not know the pain or suffering they endured that led up to this" .......... My condolences ....... and I do hope you will have a good day tomorrow. Best wishes for your new challenge. emoticon
    785 days ago
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