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Friday, December 19, 2014

I must have a sign on my forehead that says 'apply stress here'.

Found out that my work contract was underbid to another company. I'm a sub to this contract, so I'm even further out and won't be in the employees 'picked up'. I have to find my own way. My company is looking, but said they didn't know if they could find anything. Merry Christmas to me. So in the midst of the holiday season when everyone is on vacation, I have to start job hunting, and in a hurry. Add Christmas and all the over the top hype for that. What little Christmas spirit I managed to work up is long gone.

What next? I just wanna go hide from it all, but that won't help. Clenching my jaw doesn't help either, but that's not stopping me from doing it. Guess the dentist will be fussing after me too.

Stressed, now why would I be stressed. It feels so wrong to be buying for Christmas when this is looming over my head. I sure wish I had a better support network because I need to find someone to talk to. It gets tiresome when everyone just ignores the situation or caters to their own needs. Well I need help too. I can't do it all by myself.

I can tell I'm getting ready to crack, I get weepy, agitated and mean.

This too shall pass. Sure wish it would hurry up though.

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JIMA64 12/19/2014 3:01PM

    My job went away when a small company went bankrupt this summer. As a senior I've experienced age discrimination several times and know I will succeed. You just have to have faith in yourself.

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L3ON3TOO 12/19/2014 2:51PM

    I am so sorry for your job loss--nobody needs that kind of stress anytime of the year, but the holidays only make it harder. Sit down, have a cup of tea and take a deep breath. You WILL figure this out. Make a list of all the positives you have to offer and work from there. Good luck to you and hang in there.

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First Grandchild

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I'm expecting my first grand child in May. It's a boy...NO Doubt, he proudly posed for his gender sonogram. He will be the first for all the grandparents involved and we're ecstatic!

The other day I found a stroller at the 'rio mall' which is more like a flea shop. Looks brand new for 25.00, what a deal! All the parts come off for washing. Johnny found it in Walmart and it retails for 199. Score! Plus we found one of those pads that has the critters hanging from it and you lay it on the floor, that was 5.00. Got that too. My daughter laughs at my exuberance.

I've been reading that maybe I should get booster shots before the little tike arrives, so I will be researching that and scheduling a booster shot session with my GP. I'll do that to protect him :)

Just call me the happy, expectant, Grandma. Still deciding on what my new name will be.

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SNOWANGELS1 12/12/2014 9:07AM

    emoticon how exciting for you and the new expectant parents.

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ARNETTELEE 12/11/2014 2:50PM

  Congratulations! You'll certainly have a lot of fun with your grandson! Enjoy!

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JSPIN74 12/11/2014 1:55PM

    yay! congrats!! emoticon

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Optical illusions

Monday, December 08, 2014

It occurred to me this morning that my brain suffers from optical illusions when it comes to my body. You see, I have this really comfy pair of black corduroy pants on that look and feel nice and the brain is picturing how my butt and gut are looking good. That is until I get a side view in the mirror and I see the butt and gut sticking out. The mirror image quickly blurs and goes back to the one my mind has conjured up.

It will be a job to keep the brain on track when it doesn't see the problem. Maybe I need to pose in front of that mirror more often.

My mind is blissfully oblivious.


progress in the right direction

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Last weekend we went to visit friends about 3 hrs away and took Johnny's nephew. Low and behold, he developed the worst head crud. Guess what. Now we have the head crud. Sniffle, sniffle, blow, blow. UGH. I HATE COLDS. So I'm trying to be proactive with it and downing C plus I have Dayquil/nightquil and am taking them as the stuffiness progresses. Xing fingers that I've gotten ahead of it.

Even with the stuffiness I got on the elliptical for 30 last night. I had to take it slow because I didn't get on until after dinner. You just can't exercise on a full belly. Time to move exercise sessions before dinner.

Also, I've gotten back into stretching and it feels good! Gotta keep the ole back limber or it will retaliate in the most painful ways.

So overall, things are starting to progress in the right direction. I don't know if I will get back on the scale anytime soon to check progress. Sometimes the frustration/disappointment of that device just isn't worth it. I'll go with my feel good attitude for now.

I'm trying to decide what to do this evening. I've got a busy night ahead of me. Maybe I'll check outside weather at lunch and take a walk, or not, my shoe is rubbing my little toe and that might not work. Don't want any new callous problems developing. Hummm, I'll think of something.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/3/2014 1:18PM

    Congrats on moving in the right direction!

Nancy (Morning Cup of Coffee or Tea team)

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No more "will I" exercise, it will be "what will I" do for exercise.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I'm changing my internal dialog. No more "will I exercise". I'm going for "what will I do for exercise". Deciding what do to instead of deciding if I will do it. That way the IF is not the issue anymore. I will pick out what the exercise of the day will be and go with it.

I am seriously hoping this works out!!! This is a great idea.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!
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MEOWMEEEOW 11/27/2014 9:17AM

    That sounds fabulous! Winning the war in my head seems like more than half the battle most of the time. Way to find a great strategy! Happy Thanksgiving!

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