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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
Sat Grats? nt
Posted by Paula on 7/15/2017, 9:31 am
Re: Sat Grats? nt
Posted by Beverly on 7/15/2017, 7:22 pm, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
Rachel is doing much better. A good little visit. |
Tomatoes are growing on the vine. YAY
Put the trap out for that da** groundhog
Tuesday - farm market coming to church parking lot
Fond thoughts of Cape Cod
friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, car works well
Cinq Choses Pour Moi
Posted by Krista on 7/15/2017, 2:05 pm, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
1) I don't mean to be "rude" but man, when I read what everyone else is facing, I'm thankful for the hand I've been dealt! Retired with no major health issues - I'm blessed beyond belief |
2) all of you - every day. Wish I did have a magic wand though to make troubles go away!
3) memories of my Mom
4) getting off work in an hour and spending time with the love(s) of my life
5) having way more than enough. We're far from rich but we want for nothing
Posted by Beverly on 7/15/2017, 7:24 pm, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
You aren't being rude about having good health. Just be grateful - we are all glad, for sure.|
Posted by Cindy on 7/15/2017, 12:44 pm, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
1. A wonderful concert last night! A friend from work and I went to the Neil Diamond concert last night and it was fantastic! Who knew at 76 he could put on such a concert! I danced and moved and cheered him on the whole night. Check out my steps in my fewd from yesterday. I had over 8000 steps! Great evening. |
2. Working on taking control of the stress in my life. Adam has had some issues with drugs, that have gotten him in trouble. Trying to work through that - which is hard. I know that I can get through this, and that I don't have to eat my way through it. Praying that he will figure things out.
3. Feeling hopeful that we can get this rental house finished up and ready to rent soon. Ken has worked very hard on it, and it is looking fantastic.
4. Also feeling hopeful about my weight-loss journey. We ate out yesterday before the concert, and where I would normally eat whatever I wanted to at a special event, especially at a place I have never eaten before, I had looked at the menu online before we went and knew what I was going to eat. I chose a chicken fajita salad, which was basically a bed of greens topped with some black bean corn salsa, some cheese, a few tortilla strips and a grilled chicken breast. It was very good and very filling! So proud of the changes that I am making and actually not feeling guilty about! Would I have liked to have gotten a HUGE pretzel with cheese, or nachos or some other yummy treat at the concert? Of course I would have! But getting healthy, and staying on track is much more important to me. I want to earn my blue dot! And I did for the day! I have now earned 14 blue dots for the month!
5. My husband Ken. He has been a ROCK throughout our marriage. God knew I would need someone by my side and picked out the perfect partner for me.
Thanks for reading all of this. I love you all! Here's to a great weekend!
Re: My five...
Posted by Beverly on 7/15/2017, 7:33 pm, in reply to "My five..."
I am praying for your son. I am so very proud you were able to stay within your plan.Awesome!!|
Thank you Beverly...
Posted by Cindy on 7/16/2017, 1:11 pm, in reply to "Re: My five..."
I appreciate your prayers. |
Posted by Krista on 7/15/2017, 2:08 pm, in reply to "My five..."
Matt (Ray's son) figured it out and has been clean now for 4 years. Adam will figure it out -- you have to breathe and let him. Just let him know you are there for him - when he is ready to make the changes. You're a great mother I know that for sure. |
Thank you Krista...
Posted by Cindy on 7/15/2017, 5:40 pm, in reply to "He will"
My Saturday gratitudes
Posted by Delta on 7/15/2017, 12:29 pm, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
Even though I don't have to wear glasses for distance anymore the meds I am on right now make my vision a bit blurry at times. I forgot that until I got to DMV and saw the machine looming there and got antsy that I would not pass the eye test yesterday. Passed with flying colors even though one block of numbers was not backlit as the rest so they were hard to make out. No more worrying about having my glasses when I drive.*\o/* |
My neighbors made it back safely from their mission trip to Belgium. They are in their 70s and have started having a few health problems but every year they still go somewhere for a couple of weeks and help build schools and churches. Was nice to see their lights come on the night before last then see them out yesterday going about their normal routines.
The relationship my daughter's youngest son has with the office cat. When he was 4 he found it in the rain by the door soaking wet, shivering and crying pitifully with its mother, a stray feral cat, nowhere in sight. Its eyes were barely opened. He took it in and dried it with a towel, held it rolled up in his shirt against his body until it quit shivering, then he made it a nest in moving blankets and sat beside the nest to color. Mama never came back for the tiny bundle of fur so he became an office cat, but for some reason, he never wanted to be a people cat, except for the one who had rescued him. At some point, he ran out of a door and we couldn't find him. We didn't see him for a couple of months. When he came back it had gotten cold and he ran inside as the door was opened just as he had run out and was so grateful to be back inside that he became more of a people cat and is now spoiled rotten, but he still has a special bond with the little one. They play together for hours at a time. Anything that makes noise scares the cat but if his little human is doing it he is right there glued to his side. I expect any day to see the cat on the hover board between my grandson's feet zooming around the warehouse.
Everyone but my husband and I sleeping in today. I am enjoying the quiet.
Re: My Saturday gratitudes
Posted by Beverly on 7/15/2017, 7:35 pm, in reply to "My Saturday gratitudes"
Glad you passed the eye test! |
LOVED your cat story.
Posted by Paula on 7/15/2017, 9:40 am, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
Bill's gone for the whole day and I get to have my house to myself. |
Doc is trying a new sleep med and it worked last night. I've been taking 25-50mg of Seroquel to help with sleep for years. In much higher doses it's an antipsychotic. I know the Seroquel can make a person gain weight and make it more difficult for them to lose it but didn't think such a baby dose would do that. The doc said that is does make a difference so trying something else. Hope it works. Haven't been able to fall asleep on my own in almost 20 years.
I'm looking for a gratitude in this....I've told you about how excited I am about the new therapist we've hired. Some of you remember the debacle at work that involved two people: Mike and Susan. Both were essentially forced out but Mike was given different positions around the hospital. He has lost or been moved from all of those jobs. So Jenee, the new person who worked with Mike in the E.D. and got some of her licensure supervision from him, got a fax after she had left for the day. I took it from the machine to put it on her desk. The front sheet showed that it was from Mike and he had written, "Make sure you keep track of incidents, dates and times." The second page was an article on harrassment in the work place. I asked her about it in front of some other coworkers and the look on her face said, "busted." We've barely spoken since and we share a space. If it was nothing, she would have said something about it. So, is he trying to get dirt on me so that he can get back into the clinic with MY job? I am so bummed as I thought we had hired the perfect person for the other therapist job. Gratitude? HMMMM, that I can share this with you guys?
New sprinkler that makes watering so much simpler
All this hot and humid weather will be over sometime
Posted by Beverly on 7/15/2017, 7:44 pm, in reply to "Mine"
that work situation sounds awful. It's devious. I am so sorry. At least you are aware. |
Glad you have the house to yourself, sweetie.
(( Paula ))
Posted by Krista on 7/15/2017, 2:07 pm, in reply to "Mine"
I'm glad you found out about it - that's the grateful. Now you know exactly where you stand -- I do hope it works out though. Man, you've had some crappy co-workers to deal with over the years. |
Good luck with the sleeping meds - hope they work for ya!
I think my field attracts crazies
Posted by Paula on 7/16/2017, 9:33 am, in reply to "(( Paula ))"
People who have their own emotional scars and, instead of working on their own crap, come into a field where they can focus on someone elses. Have worked with a whole lot of sick ones.|
It is upsetting
Posted by Delta on 7/15/2017, 12:35 pm, in reply to "Mine"
that most every job has a Mike there, someone who upsets the balance and makes things trying for almost everyone, yet they are the ones that aren't let go and they find ways to get rid of the good workers. I so wish that you didn't need that particular job and could just walk away from all the drama. Since that wish probably won't come true I hope that you find a peaceful niche to settle into and your new co-worker detaches from Mike and is as great as you thought she would be. |
Enjoy your day to yourself. I know how when someone else is in the house, even if they keep to themselves it can be so freeing when they are gone.
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