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Day 82, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today has been okay. I'm stressed out of my mind over my appointment tomorrow. Heck, I'm not really stressed. I'm scared. I've been crocheting. I was blessed to get a ride set up. I'll get up at 5:30am & we'll leave before 6:30am. I'll post my news tomorrow night. Prayers appreciated. Off to bed now. Thanks for being here for me.

365 Days of Transforming Dawn...
Daily Goals: (some are getting difficult)

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: none

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of serlfishness." ~Napoleon Hill

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon It's important to be of service to others. This will help pull you our of yourself & out of depression.

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories & net carbs high... BINGE

Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 0 cardio, 30 strength

Daily work on Crafts: emoticon finished shawl (finished baby afghan last night) Started a new afghan, this one for Lilianna. (granddaughter)

Daily Phone call: emoticon Nancy, Pastor

Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon

Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon

Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon

Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 10/29/2014 5:39PM

    Well, I saw your note on the team page, so I'm gathering the news was not all good at the doctor's this morning. Still, praying for our God to do a miracle healing for you Dawn. Keep the faith...He IS able!

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BIBS4664 10/29/2014 11:29AM

    Seek and you will find. Prayers, hugs and strength for your doctor appt.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/29/2014 9:57AM

    Lilianna is a beautiful name.
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DONNA_VT 10/29/2014 7:19AM

    Wishing all the best today. You will be in my thoughts all day.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/29/2014 7:02AM

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WISLNDR 10/29/2014 5:53AM

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

Dawn, my prayers go with you today as you continue your search for answers and relief from your pain. I'm so happy that you were able to get a ride and I hope everything goes well for you today.

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EDLEAR 10/29/2014 2:49AM

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Day 81, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Monday, October 27, 2014

Today has been stressful. My good friend, Selda, has had a serious heart issue & is in the hospital in the next county over from us. (no one wants to be in the hospital here) I'm worried. Please pray if you will. On top of being worried about her, now I am worried about how I am going to get to my spine doctor appointment on Wednesday as she was my ride. My van won't go that far (I don't think) It's 1.5 hours one way. I never drive out of our county. Oh well.... it will all work out. I've waiting this long. I'll figure out how to get there. Other than that... I've been homeschooling (serious math classes today.) Lot's of crocheting. Watching tv. DH is on vacation this week. I didn't really see much more of him than I usually do. He loves to play his computer games. SIGH. I'm happy with me food for the most part today. Now I'm going to bed. Sweet dreams to all.

365 Days of Transforming Dawn...
Daily Goals: (some are getting difficult)

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: nope

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a poerful antidote to the affliction of anger." -Dalai Lama

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon I love the thought of today: "I don't need to concern myself with other people's faults. I have all the detective work I can heandle to ferret out my own." FOR TODAY, OA

Daily Food tracker: emoticon 1888 calories, net carbs 68
44% fat, 38% protein, 18% carbs

Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 15 cardio, 30 strength

Daily work on Crafts: emoticon did 10 rows on the shawl & I'll finish the baby afghan before bed tonight. I'm at the very end.

Daily Phone call: emoticon

Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon

Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon

Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon

Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!

  
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HONEYBEADS 10/28/2014 9:29PM

    Sending prayers!
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BIBS4664 10/28/2014 4:28PM

    Dawn is organized.
has a lovely smile.
Has a super haircut.
I will put Selda on our prayer chain.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/28/2014 1:34PM

    Prayers for Selda.

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REALTYLADYLISA 10/28/2014 11:57AM

    Praying for your friend Selda...hope she's okay. So good to see that on those days you can't seem to dredge up your 3 positive thoughts, no one else seems to have any problem coming up with them for you! You are a wonderful encourager and friend! Blessings Dawn!

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DONNA_VT 10/28/2014 8:06AM

    Oh no . . . I am hoping that it all works out for you. I live in a rural area and we have a Senior Bus that you can arrange for transportation to doctors and such . . . .maybe your doctors office would know if you have such a thing in your area.
Hope your friend is better soon also.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/28/2014 7:42AM

    will pray for your friend. Hope you can get a ride for your appt.

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16TO10 10/28/2014 7:00AM

    Praying for your friend. Praying about your ride situation.
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WISLNDR 10/28/2014 5:36AM

    I'm praying for your friend and also for you; I hope everything works out for you to get to your appointment tomorrow. The previous post had some good suggestions (in my little town, sometimes people will put postings on the bulletin board at the grocery store if they need rides somewhere.)

Something will work out!

Have a stress-free day today!

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/28/2014 12:30AM

    Positives about Dawn

Cares for friends
Is good at re-doing plans when needed
Fought to homeschool her grandkids

Does the clinic you are going to have a shuttle service or does some group in your area have one to the clinic? Maybe senior citizens (in our area their bus service will take others if there is room), Salvation Army, welfare office (may have suggestions), your church, or other groups.

Good luck on finding a ride.

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DIFROMWYOMING 10/28/2014 12:22AM

    Hope all goes well for your friend- I know how worrisome all this is.
Hugs to you friend.

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Day 80, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yesterday was a good day. Relaxing. Basically I did nothing but crochet. Paul went to the race. Becca (my DIL) painted my toes in Halloween decor. I love them. I got to do a video chat with my Serious Sisters and that has really helped me to feel better about myself, my plan & doing a reboot. Time for me to get a grip on myself before I head down the slipperly slope so that I don't end up falling down & going backwards. THIS is the time of year that I always stumble & fall. I WILL NOT do it this time! Thanks for taking the journey with me.

365 Days of Transforming Dawn...
Daily Goals: (some are getting difficult)

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I am honest 2) I am loyal 3) I am kind

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "The most important benefit of patience

consists in the way it acts as a poerful antidote to the affliction of

anger." -Dalai Lama

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon I love the thought of today: "I don't

need to concern myself with other people's faults. I have all the detective

work I can heandle to ferret out my own." FOR TODAY, OA

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories & net carbs high...reboot Monday
65%fat, 17% protein, 18% carbs

Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 24 cardio, 30 strength

Daily work on Crafts: emoticon finished 2nd skein & baby afghan & 4 rows on shawl....getting there on both

Daily Phone call: emoticon

Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon

Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon

Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon

Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am! Better late than never

  
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DONNA_VT 10/27/2014 10:23PM

    Glad your are taking action now with the upcoming holidays. A toe plishing . . . how fun.


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AUNTALICE2 10/27/2014 10:03PM

    I had my toe nails painted today too!!! emoticon emoticon

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WISLNDR 10/27/2014 8:19PM

    It's so good that you recognize that now is a dangerous time for falling back on your goals. That's most of the battle; you will continue to move forward now because of your awareness! emoticon

I hope today has been a great day and you enjoy deep, restful sleep!

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REALTYLADYLISA 10/27/2014 7:49PM

    Your persistence inspires me Dawn! Thanks for staying in the battle...you are lending hope to many!!!

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DIASTER 10/27/2014 7:04PM

  We are not going to let each other fall--we are in this together and need to hold each other up.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/27/2014 3:08PM

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BIBS4664 10/27/2014 1:40PM

    A new plan, a new you.

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Day 79, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today has been nice. Relaxing. Taught myself a new stitch & am making a new baby afghan with it. I really like it. My son likes it too & asked me to make him one using this stitch. LOL He likes it because his TOES can't fit through the weave. LOL. My friend Amy picked me up this evening & took me out to dinner. We had a nice time. Tomorrow my DH will be at the race track. YEP... Martinsville Short Track race. Paul loves to go. I hope that it's a good race. I'll go to church & then watch from home on the tv while I crochet more. Time for bed. Bright blessings to you all. Sweet dreams.

365 Days of Transforming Dawn...
Daily Goals: (some are getting difficult)

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I am a quick learner 2)I am a good teacher (of pretty much anything, homeschooling, swimming, water aerobics, crafts) 3) I am resilient

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "Be hazard once than always be in fear."
-Thomas Fuller

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon Today's lesson is that it is better to jump in and examine my fears than to let them haunt me the rest of my life. The more honest I am with myself, the more freely I will be able to breathe.

Daily Food tracker: emoticon food within range

Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 0 cardio mins, 30 strength mins
35%fat, 17% protein, 48% carbs

Daily work on Crafts: emoticon finished the Mulberry Mix afghan, taught myself a new stitch & started another baby afghan for the new grandbaby.

Daily Phone call: emoticon

Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon

Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon

Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon

Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 10/27/2014 12:26AM

    So glad to see you come up with your three positives about Dawn once again... BLESS you!!!

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GRLTAZ 10/26/2014 5:05PM

    awesome ! kEEP IT UP !

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BARBARAROSE54 10/26/2014 3:27PM

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/26/2014 3:24PM

    You are a good friend!

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THEVOW2013 10/26/2014 11:37AM

    I like your daily accountability ...I am stealing this idea, lol!
check your email...

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BIBS4664 10/26/2014 11:23AM

    Dawn is resilliant!!! You are my inspiration...

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REDDOTFLYER 10/26/2014 9:31AM

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WISLNDR 10/26/2014 6:53AM

    A nice day for you! I love trying out new stitch patterns that I actually like!! Enjoy your Sunday!

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EDLEAR 10/26/2014 12:45AM

    When I can say that I learned something new it means I've had a successful day! Good for you!

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LJCANNON 10/26/2014 12:39AM

    emoticon Have a Blessed Week! ! !

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SEATTLE58 10/26/2014 12:22AM

    emoticon A good list of plans that you have. Good thoughts and I need to get going on doing something like that too, to help me be more useful in each day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 10/26/2014 12:01AM

    Wonderful goals met! I need to work a little more on the daily goals so that my time isn't so disorganized. Way to go, Dawn!
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Day 78, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Friday, October 24, 2014

Today has been a really good day. Aurora & I watched some tv together this morning while I crocheted. I had a 3-way phone call with my boss & a friend of hers that is trying to get me involved with something called Advocare. I think that it is another weight loss gimmick. I don't see me getting involved but it's my boss so I listened & thanked her for thinking of me. Then I was treated out to lunch with my good friend Melissa... came home & did some more crocheting & homeschooling. Had a nice dinner with my friend Diana who treated me out. WOW, treated out twice in one day. On top of that I got 2 phone calls from Pool friends who miss me & were checking in on me. I'm feeling pretty happy. That has really helped to elevate my mood. On top of all that I got a call from one of the Elders of the church, on the nominating committee, & I was asked to serve a 3-year term as Deacon at church. I have served in a 1-yr term as a replacement for someone who unfortunately passed away. It is nice to know that they want me to continue to serve. I have been very honored to be trusted with the job. Tonight was the season premiere of GRIMM & CONSTANTINE. Paul & I watched it together. I got more crocheting done. I'm almost finished with the baby afghan, thanks to MEL bringing me a skein of the yarn that I needed to finish it. The store that she found only had 3 skeins of it (the Mulberry Mix). It must be pretty popular. I am telling you... it is gorgeous. I am hoping that the local Walmart with get more in. I'd like to make something for myself out of it. My husband and I were laughing about the fact that of all the things that I have crocheted over the years, I have never kept anything for myself. I am going to make something for DAWN out of this Mulberry Mix. It is AWESOME! Well, I need to go to bed. I have to get up early & deliver Paul to work at 6am. My son worked late tonight so I am not making him get up early to do it. He has to be at work 3-11pm tomorrow evening again. It's Race weekend here in Martinsville and the hotel is very busy... as well as Paul being busy at Kmart AND Autozone again tomorrow. Alrighty then... off to bed. Sweet dreams everyone. Thanks again for being here for me.

365 Days of Transforming Dawn...
Daily Goals: (some are getting difficult)

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: nope

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "Things turn out best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out." -John Wooden

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon I am reminded to learn from my experience & remember that my best "thinking" has gotten me into trouble often enough. Learn from the past & move onward, One day at a time.

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories w/in range, net carbs high
44%fat, 18%protein, 37% carbs

Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 12 cardio & 30 strength mins

Daily work on Crafts: emoticon got the last skein of yarn that I need for the baby afghan... steadily working on finishing it. Worked on the shawl that I started yesterday as well. Finished nothing today.

Daily Phone call: emoticon Alice & Selda

Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon

Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon

Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon

Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 10/27/2014 12:24AM

    So glad to hear about your very GOOD day! You SHOULD make something for yourself and you should make it something very special that you're going to be able to use OFTEN or see it everyday! YOU ARE worth it! Jesus said love your neighbor AS YOURSELF...so as you give to so many others around you, you have to give to yourself too!!!! Love you!

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GRLTAZ 10/26/2014 5:15PM

    3 positives about dawn.... you are sticking to your plan as well as you can, you are blogging about it so some of us benefit, You have set a lot of goals and are meeting many of them daily ! Keep it up girlfriend !!

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/25/2014 9:12PM

    Dawn is -

Willing to listen to other points of view
Is missed by her pool family
Has been chosen by her church to be a Deacon
Is generous with her crocheting talent

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BIBS4664 10/25/2014 6:31PM

    Blessed be.

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LINDYPOWER 10/25/2014 3:04PM

    I've been away due to the fire at my daughter's house. You look absolutely marvelous. Step by step and day by day you are living your dream. I'm so very proud of you. emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/25/2014 1:39PM

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DONNA_VT 10/25/2014 7:36AM

    Sounds like a great day! I hope it continues. Yipeee for the yarn . . . so nice of your friend. Hope Saturday is just as nice.

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WISLNDR 10/25/2014 6:44AM

    Lots of good news here; I'm so glad you had such an enjoyable day! (And especially glad that you found the yarn you needed.)

Have a great Saturday!!

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EDLEAR 10/25/2014 3:08AM

    Glad to see that you had a really good day, you certainly deserve more of those!
Do take the time to make yourself something. I think that it's important for children to see that we take care of ourselves, too. So make yourself something because it's a good thing for the grandchildren!

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CALAMITIE 10/25/2014 12:08AM

  Oh the benefits of sitting calmly and crocheting something you enjoy working on. I tend to only crochet things to give away. Making something for yourself sounds like a great idea. Post a picture when your done!

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