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Today's Steps and Other Thoughts

Friday, November 02, 2018

I've been a bit of the fizzle on the step counts even though each day has been dedicated to someone. Yesterday, I did not alert the world that my steps were for my friend and coworker, Amy, who died last spring. I miss her. Somehow, on Halloween, her passing hit me extra hard. Lots of ugly crying as a friend calls it. I can't help seeing her name at work since I am still covering her areas of work and, most days, it's an honor and a privilege to cover her desk and honor her memory that way.

Cumulatively, with all the various losses, the looming budget cuts which could mean job cuts, it all has made me realize that this season of holidays is going to be a challenge. First holidays without Mother, 2nd holidays without my stepmother, etc.

I did not dress up for Halloween. I am just not that creative, but I admire those who do!

Yesterday, there was free food at work. Leftovers from a catered all-day meeting. I had scrambled eggs, a sausage patty and a bit of cantaloupe and a strawberry. I passed on the potatoes and the biscuits. It was hard to walk past the biscuits! I did not even go into that room after lunch, so I don't know what was left over and was not tempted.

But - I need to get moving! Today's steps are for a few friends named Linda. They are going through some hard times. Each step is a prayer for each of them.
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    That is wonderful that you dedicate it to someone. I know that you have those good and bad days. My dad has been gone over a year and there are those days when one thing out of the blue will bring on the ugly cry.
    166 days ago
    I really like your idea of dedicating your step to someone. What a great incentive to get the step count! Congrats on staying away from all that delicious food.

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    167 days ago
    Good on you! I have been having some frustrations building up lately and did give in to some salty snacks. I really need to ramp up the meditation to calm me. No excuses, unlike you I have plenty of time to do so.
    167 days ago
  • MARUKI52
    I hope you get your steps in today and what a good idea to do them for someone you know or knew.
    167 days ago
    Have a good day.
    167 days ago
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