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You are all so beautiful! Thank you for the well wishes for my birthday. It was a very difficult day and I just didn't want anything to do with it. Sorry I wasn't on, just had to work through some very hard thoughts.
Sometimes we go to a dark place and need to do some deep reflecting and trust to bring us back...that is what I did. I am still on the journey, but putting one foot in front of the other to walk on. I think of the scripture that says, "Rise up and walk." I am doing so.
We are starting our new Cafe today, so come on over!
Love to all of you amazing wonderful best family ever!

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Becky thank goodness your nephew has his extended family to feed him.
The photo is from where we spent the weekend - Yamba in Northern New South Wales.Aust

Here is another


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Hi! How was the weekend? I hope you are all doing well. Georgia, beautiful picture! Where is that?

Off to feed 3 growing boys! My brother and his "new" wife are in Fiji. His ex decided to go away to ski this weekend, leaving their 16 year old alone since Thurs. It's our turn to have him over for dinner (he was with friends for the first 2 days, then with his other grandparents last night). Mum and I are making a big salad and a pot of pasta, and we bought sourdough bread. I hope we have enough! My boys are not typical teenaged eaters, but I always hear my siblings complain about their sons of the same age. :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week! Remember to smile. You are all fantastic people and I appreciate you!

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Just a quick hello from my mini holiday.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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HI All,

Happy Birthday Cathy.... emoticon emoticon

Becky, glad you are able to have break with your different classes. Sounds like a hectic schedule at times for you.

Vicky, Congrats on your loss!

Georgia, it amazes me how the kids (young adults) don't see how they are treated equally (as much as possible). we try to get our dd to understand...but there are times when she does and times when she doesn't.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. had my days off switched so off today and working Sunday, seems we are having visitors to the store on Monday so they want all hands on deck tomorrow. otherwise we are all doing well. The weather here in TX is crazy....woke up to thick ice on the windshields and a rain, drizzle, cold, windy day. Temps to reach into the mid 30's today and by Tuesday/Wednesday near 60 or so.


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Happy birthday, Cathy!!! emoticon I hope it is a great one.

Crazy busy week here, and the weekend is needed to keep going on the to do list. Technically, I am on semester break this coming week, but my new course starts Monday morning (online) and I will observe my student teachers. Luckily, when my sons have spring break, my online class also has a break, as do my student teachers, and my on campus classes are not meeting. Yay! :)

I hope everyone is doing well. Vicky, awesome job on the weight loss this week! I saw your status report. Woo hoo!!!

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Happy Birthday Cathy!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happy Birthday Cathy hope you have a magical day. Love you.
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Just checking in to see how everyone is doing! HUGS to all!!!!!

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Thanks Becky.

Awake since 4 am and have a long day at work Ughhh.

Never mind hopefully I shall be so very busy that i will not have time to be tired.


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Great words of wisdom, Georgia. :)

Vicky, I'm glad you like your job. Yay! You worked so hard to get it. The first year as a full-time, full-fledged teacher is the hardest, then it gets much easier. Trust me - not only did I go through it myself, but I researched it for my doctoral dissertation and I guide several students through the process each year. :)

Hugs to all! Wishing everyone a fantastic week. Mine will be crazy busy, but then things might calm down for a little bit.

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Vicky great that your supervisor loves you. Always a plus to enjoying a job. Bryan may just be turning into a teenager. Hormones everywhere not knowing what he wants and doesn't want. Perseverance, patience and continued love.

As fior Michael I shall refer to him as a stepping stone to the next chapter in your life. I had a lovely man in between divorce and meeting my now husband. He could not commit nor could he make me frel as important as I needed to feel. many months later he rang me and after realising I had met someone told me he was my stepping stone to my future. So maybe that is what Michael has been. Given you strength and confidence for your future.

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I have thought about the jealousy thing I do handle things differently with her but she also is not as aggressive and brash when she does things and thats why at times I can seem more harsh on him. The dad thing could be but my ex hubby does try to include him but Bryan never takes him up on it. Im trying to get more out of him on the issue.

Other than that my job is going great. It was such a bumpy start but I love it. I still have stressful days but I know that I am liked there and my immediate supervisor loves me, she really appreciates my love and passion of becoming a teacher and a better teacher with everyday. So I know I made the right choice.

Now if only my love life would get better. I have pretty much given up on Michael. It probably was doomed from the start with the age difference. I know I should get an "I told you so" but he is still sitting on the fence. Not willing to end it but still saying he's not sure what he wants but he doesn't want to end things entirely. But the depression and anxiety make things hard to come with. I care very much for him and would be willing to pursue a relationship but I know now I want someone to WANT me and I want someone to FIGHT for me and to say they don't want to lose me and Im not getting that from him so I just let it lie. I told him Im scaling back, if he reaches out fine, if not fine, but know that if he waits too long he might not have me there to reach for.

I hope all are well I have one more day of break left and then its back to my students on Monday!

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Dee I am like you exactly the same amount exactly the same value exactly the same time but they still see that the other is getting more of anything and everything. Never could figure out how to make them see they are both equal in my eyes.

Perseverance Vicky. It could also be that she gets to see her dad more often and he may be jealous of their relationship???? Especially if his father is not in the picture????

No damage from cyclone - sunshine today and getting washing done before showers due later on. Busy running around like a maniac. emoticon

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Georgia, do hope the cyclone didn't cause any damage for you. HUGS!

Becky, we are having crazy weather here as well.

Vicky, I agree with Georgia about asking Bryan why he is acting that way with Rihanna. My dd still gets upset to this day with how she perceives the way we treat her brother as opposed to her. Dd is now 25 and ds is 23, we have always treated them equally the same even down to how many presents each gets for Christmas and birthdays...and still do.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. our temps have been in the 70's the last few days but that will be changing with temps dropping and a cold front bringing with it ice and such. hoping not as i hate to drive on ice...always have.


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Hi to all! Wishing everyone better weather - crazy all over except here. Also sending hugs and wishes for a superb weekend.

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Becky hope your days are going well.

Dee the inventory went well and today expecting about 50-70 boxes from the days we asked for no deliveries.

Vicki have you asked Bryan directly why he is treating his sister so badly? Maybe he needs to say the words so you can understand why. I know from mine it was a perception of jealousy. The son with Aspergers always thought I spent way too much time and effort with the other one. And no 2 son always thought the same about his brother. Very difficult and I even went as far as to sped time with each every night via a timed session so they could both see the timings. Difficult times for you.

I am up early have a few things to do before the late shift tonight and I am having Friday off seeing I had to work Monday. Going to physiotherapist tomorrow as my back needs professional manipulation.

Hugs to all and be snug and warm as we are getting the tail end of the cyclone coming through tonight. Lots and lots of rain and flooding.


Waving hi to all.



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Georgia, hope the stocktaking and restocking goes quickly for you. How cool that you will be able to get away for a few days soon.

Cathy, how's the homeschooling coming along? have you all been playing in the snow or has it left your area?

Vicky, good to see you posting. Hope your Mom's procedure went well. Sending thoughts, prayers and HUGS your way! The teen years can be hard on our kids and their siblings.

Becky, hope all is well.

Everyone Else, how are you all doing?

me, hanging in there. had today off work so ran some errands and now playing catchup on Spark and FB...seems that's all i ever get to do lately.


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Hello everyone,
So sorry been MIA. I have not been making my way on o Spark and I should have been . I miss you ladies. I will try and scroll down and read all the missed posts but just know I've been thinking of you all.

Things have been hectic here. Been dealing with some issues with Bryan. Very mood swingy lately. Gotta talk to the counselor about it and his doctor. Tensions between Bryan and Rianna has been very hard. She's been spending more time with her dad I think because of it and I worry that the time might come that she may want to live with him and that scares me.

Cant stay here long will post more later. My mom is having a medical procedure done today so fingers crossed that it goes well.

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Just popping in to say hi! Crazy week here. Hugs to all.

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Cathy I hope so. I do not know if this tiredness is an age thing or whether I am mentally drained or what. Just need to have some R & R and see how I feel after that. Going away for 4 days on 27th - see how I feel then.

Wishing you all a very happy day.

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Georgia, hope the stock taking and restocking goes very quickly! Then maybe things will settle down a little? I hope so!

Dee, I am right back on track with you! We can do this!

Sending love, hugs, good thoughts and prayers to all!

Hugs, Cathy

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Stocktaking at work and that is tiring. Tomorrow we shall finish that and start unpacking about 30 boxes of winter stock. Completely ridiculous with our weather.

Dee it is ok to sometimes go overboard I did today and must get back on track tomorrow.


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Cathy, hope you had fun rearranging the school room and putting the stuff from IKEA together. I just love that place...could get lost in there for hours (if I was by myself that is...LOL!!)

Georgia, do hope the stiffness subsides for you. A whole year? doesn't sound good.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. We had a nice time at the Mexican restaurant yesterday ... was stuffed to the gills when we were done eating. Now to be good or fairly good the rest of the week to make up for it...LOL!!

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Cathy I seem to suffer stiffness all the time these days (at least a year). I agree it is probably stress etc.
Great fun rearranging your schoolroom. Enjoy!!

Just getting through the days one at a time at the moment.

Hugs to all.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a well deserved Fabulous February!

I am so stiff and sore and not completely sure why. Stress? Ya think? Hmm...

Anyway, I am working hard today to rearrange our homeschool room (living room) to work better for us. We took a trip to Ikea ( love their stuff!) to find tables and organizers and did VERY well with affordable and fun stuff. YAY! Today I am putting all that together! Maybe it will "reverse" the stiffness. LOL

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Dee hope dinner was lovely and enjoyable.
You deserve some fun times.

Cathy I hear you on the stress. I did get some rest but my mind will not stop.

Back to work and an exhausting week ahead. Looking forward to 27th when we get away for 4 days.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Dee, hope you have the most wonderful time with your DD. You deserve it. So glad your family is healthy. That is so good!

Georgia, hope you got the rest you needed after a long tiring week.

Sending hugs and love to everyone else.

Things are challenging and stressful as always here. Doing some major cleaning out to deal.

Hugs, Cathy

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Hi All, hope you are having a great day.

me, hanging in there. waiting for dd to get off work then we are all going to a Mexican restaurant for a late lunch/early dinner....should be fun as we haven't gone in a while. otherwise nothing really new...work is the same and family are all healthy. (knocking on wood as I type that one)

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Happy Valentines to all emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Enjoy the long weekend Becky. The weather is going to change early this year I think. Our days are getting shorter and the wild temps seem to have abated. Nice weather now.

Edited by: GEORGIAK25 at: 2/13/2015 (14:56)
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Friday happy dance time! My sons have today and Monday off. :) We are enjoying the beautiful weather now that the Santa Ana winds have died down - just wish it weren't 87 F in mid February. (70's would be more than enough.) Sending extra southern CA sunshine to all who could use it right now.

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hanks Cathy. Feel so worn out tonight.

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Georgia, so glad the week is over and 2 days off! YAY! You so deserve it!

Sending hugs and love to all!! Prayers too!

Cathy

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After a long week full of dramas I am so glad it is finally Friday. Looking forward to 2 dayss off. Need a break.

Hope everyone is enjoying a great day.

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Sending thoughts, prayers, and HUGS to All who need them.

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The Good Lord saw fit to help me through some of the issues. Very grateful.

Thanks Cathy.

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Hugs Georgia. Praying for you.

Hugs to everyone!

Hope you are having a healthy happy day (or night)

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Going through some issues. Trying to sort them out. Hugs to all.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Amy great start to your weight loss. Woo hoo.

Cathy I have been taking a natural spray for sleep and it sure has helped me relax too. I do not know if they have it in the states it is called Rescue Remedy sleep. 2 Sprays on the tongue before bed and i sleep like a baby. I also have the daytime lozenges and when feeling stressed just suck on one. Thank you for looking at the pics of my son's party. I had a wonderful time.

Dee hope the sun shines and makes your restful time enjoyable.

Yesterday I was lazy - did absolutely nothing at all but a few small things around the house and just watched tv. I really needed a rest day.

Happy days everyone.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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�Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence"
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Amy, way to go on the weight loss! WooHoo!

Dee, I hope you well deserved chill time on your day off. You are such a wonderful encourager and hard worker, you deserve this break!

Georgia, so good to see the pix of you and your son at his birthday! You are a wonderful best-in-the-world mum!

I have a migraine, but need to get school work done. I will also be taking it one step at a time. Part of it is weather, part hormonal, part stress. Okay, can't change the weather or the hormones, but stress? I can do something about that! Uh, I think.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Amy, it could be your toothpaste causing the coffee to not taste right. Which kind did you switch too? Congrats on your 2 lbs gone!! WTG!

Becky, hope you find some "me time" in your busy weekend.

Cathy, your crocheted cross bookmarks sound lovely, i'm sure the girls will love them.

Georgia, glad you had a nice time at your son's birthday party. Enjoy your day of chilling while dh is off fishing.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. taking things one day at a time. glad to be off tomorrow and hoping to have a chilling day.


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Had such a lovely time at my son's party and his friends treat me like one of their own. Special times for me. Restful day today - Dh has gone fishing and I am just chilling and catching up.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hugs to all! Off and running all weekend, but wanted to pop in quickly to say hi.

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Dear ladies so glad everyone is feeling good as the weekend approaches. I am sitting here this morning with my first load of washing on before I go to work. My son turns 30 tomorrow and I have to race home from work and pick up some food and change and race out the door to go to his party. So excited.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Sending hugs and happy thoughts to all!

You are all, FABULOUS!!

I am very thankful for every one of you!

Hugs, Cathy

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Guten Morgen, Amy and all others! (Amy, I was a German teacher at the high school and university level for many years.)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Friday happy dance time! Take care of yourselves. Treat yourselves with kindness. Know that you are loved by your Spark buddies. We will all reach our goals with that kind of support!

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Just a quick note and Thank The lord the week is over. So sick of snow!

Mr. Coffee Kuerig making crappy coffee or the new toothpaste I switch too making it taste bad hmmmm.

Dad doing well, sister doing better. Onto the weekend. Take care everyone.

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That is lovely Cathy. I have crocheted cross book marks too.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hugs to all! Running as usual with school and housework, etc. Making these crochet bookmark crosses with a heart attached (Jesus in my heart) for the girls church group for Valentines. I love to crochet and it is relaxing. Hard part is trying to actually do it right while reading instructions and all the interruptions. Oh well, hopefully the girls will like them! Almost 4 done, 3 to go. YAY!

Prayers for all those who need it.

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Dear ladies have a wonderful day. I am just so tired from this week at work. Will catch up tomorrow. Maybe??? xoxox

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Guten Morgan everyone I am sure that's not how you spell it but it's German for Good Morning.
More snow in Ohio so exciting (SAID NO ONE EVER)
It's Thursday I so cannot wait for the weekend, although my hubby already has it planned out, isn't that nice of him (being sarcastic)
They are having an auto show in town and he is making big family plans to go. Invites the in laws and then we do lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Pasta hmmmm could that be made with Wheat products. UH SALAD PLEASE! Love that man!
My Mr. coffee Keurig maker is not making good coffee lately it's clogged or something. I'm going to have to beat it into submission. Of course the last appliance product I took apart I couldn't put back together. It was an electric stapler. I couldn't get it to work so apart it came and then when I couldn't get it back together low and behold it was ...... NOT PLUGGED IN! I thought my office mate at the time was going to pee herself laughing.
I watched a show yesterday you all should check out it's call HUNGRY FOR CHANGE. It's a documentary on why we can't lose weight in todays world it was very eye opening to say the least. Some of it I am sure you would think would be common sense but I just never considered it before. If you can download it or stream it through netflix you will be glad you did.
So my dad's surgery went swimmingly he got in early and they fused to vertabrae and said hopefully this will stop his passing out all the time. My sister was told with her meinares that these attacks are common and to load up on more meds and see her neuro. I feel bad for her what a complete waste of time. HATE DOCTORS!
Work is calm for the moment and I'm keeping up best as I can.
Lost 2 pounds in a week did I mention that rather proud of it.
Exercise bike hopefully coming soon DARN SNOW!
Ok gots to get to work now ladies.
Take care
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Just popping in the read the chatting and send hugs to all!

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Amy, I love how you look at the world around you. I have missed your humor. Sending thoughts and prayers for your dad and sister. HUGS!

Georgia, here the days are getting somewhat longer.... Hope you have sunny skies and the occasional rain shower to help you relax.

Cathy, saw the pics of your four-legged babies...they are adorable. Looks like they had lots of fun in the snow.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. continuing to make some changes .... tweaks actually to my eating and exercising. i'm determined to get back to where i was and stay there...

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I love you girls! I couldn't do this life thing without you! Thank you for your acceptance and support! You are all amazing!!

Amy, I don't know how you do it with work, kids, hubby, housework, work, kids, hubby, etc!! You are a precious member of this family and I, too am so thankful for you! I hope your sister is doing better soon. That's so hard!

Sending big hugs and prayers to all, Cathy

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Oh Amy you are our precious gem. How we have missed your wonderful sense of humour especially when describing the stress. I pray for all those in your family needing it at the moment. I have been using rescue remedy sleep lately to help me sleep. I seem to be enjoying longer lengths of sleep between the non sleep sessions.

Not so busy days at work and making the days longer. It is bad enough that the actual days are getting shorter. That can only mean one thing, seasons are changing....slowly but coming.....


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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Good morning everyone and TGIW ( thank God its Wednesday) HUMP DAY YEAH!
There is sooo much snow in Ohio! We had about a foot overnight Sunday and into Monday so I had a snow day. I also had an awful migraine and Rachel was up half the night. I think her head was hurting too. I still managed to get the housework done and go to my friends in the evening. We watched the movie Deliver us from Evil very scare but true story arent those the scariest!
Cathy dear heart its ok to break down I have mini breakdowns sometimes daily no one else sees them but I have them. Last week after the doctors, yesterday when my mom told me my sister had 3 more minares attacks and her speech is now slurred and on her 46th birthday no less. When Im so tired after Rachel keeps me up and I have to go to work. When my dad calls me and I know hes in so much pain but wont fess up. When my son shoplifted that killed me. Life is a daily struggle and sometimes we cant hold them big girl boots on. And for you to say you dont have a lot on your plate is completely ridiculous! Sometimes me time can be gotten while everyone is around I do this a lot. I put a movie on the kindle, put in some ear plugs and ignore the world for a while. Im in the room with them all but Im in my own world. Soak your feet and file your nails or go to the sink immerse your hands in some water and spend like five minutes washing your hands and just focus on how wonderful it feels and take time washing them like they are diamonds. Because they are you are a gem and without your hands you cannot help anyone. Sometimes I put on a CD of nature sounds and listen to the ocean that helps too.
Then the princess comes in and turns my cd off and my son says why are you washing your hands for son long? Mom why do you watch those stupid movies? Honey did you hear what I said?
NOOOOOO! Nope! Nada! No comprendo! Smile!
My dad is having surgery today and my sister is now in the hospital no updates yet.
I am down 2 pounds since last week do you hear the WOOT WOOTS! How about me doing a happy dance! I also got some very nice new bras the girls are happy now too! So let it snow! Let it rain! This ladies still got her own personal parade!
Hugs everyone
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going to have a lazier day today.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Love the theme! We are a bunch of fabulous people here!!!

Cathy, sending you lots of hugs for comfort and strength. I'm with Georgia - don't overdo it. Sometimes we need to let things slide - floors, etc. - to tend to our own needs, play with our kids, etc. I love that you were playing in the blizzard today - I'm jealous!

Georgia, I hope you are making time for yourself, too.

Hugs to all in our fabulous group!!! May we all have a wonderful week and a marvelous month!

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Cathy years ago when I was working full time I was like you. I have since learned to do only what is important. So the vacuum does not get done this week as long as the rest of the house is clean I can deal with it. So I learned to see what could be left out those days/weeks that are busy. I no longer beat myself up about these things as I was the only one doing everything. I had to "let go some of the priorities for my own sanity.

So I pray dear friend that you can "let go" some things to focus on the important things. Then when things feel less stressed you will have the energy to get back to them.

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Georgia, thanks! Absolutely wonderful name for the Cafe! You beat me to it (which is perfectly fine!) I was outside playing with the kids and pups in the blizzard. It is fabulous outside!! I love the snow (can you tell?)

I need to have a Fabulous February. I broke down this morning because of a lot of things. The stress and heartbreak are so hard to deal with. I feel like I try so hard to keep it together so I can do school for the kids, keep up the house, church, etc. I know I don't have to much on my plate, but it always seems like more when you are stressed and feeling so hurt.

I have really been concentrating on getting scheduled "me time" and making sure I am doing my best to be a good mom and wife. I think I just needed to let down this morning and shed loads of hurt and heartbreak. That certainly doesn't mean it is all gone, just shed enough to feel light enough to go on. It is a step by step process.

I will post some pix of the pups in the snow...really fun time!!

Hope everyone is doing well and safe.

Hugs, Cathy

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Good morning everyone Hope you are all well.

As we enter February I decided to help Cathy and call this cafe Fabulous.
- meaning : spectacular,remarkable, awesome incredible.

We are are fabulous, joyful and positive. That is why we a re fabulous.

With all the hard work we perform at home and at work we still find time to be Fabulous.

so welcome. Help yourselves to some of the healthy choices at the buffet and come and sit with me for a while.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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