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Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16 )

Sadly the day began on an ugly note as little boy chose anger this morning over breakfast. The "selfish anger" and I have not seen that rage in so long. I am sure part of it is the excitement of the day, but it had to be handled. Glad that hour is behind us!

Kids and Tim are watching the parade as I work on some things for our dinner. Found a negative to the new house...I can't see the TV as I work because it is on the other side of the wall. Oh well....

We will be heading out to dad's in about 30 minutes for our first dinner. I had an orange for breakfast knowing there were two meals coming. I will only eat a little of the things I really want! I am going off my "drops" today to go it alone again so the mindset is in place to choose wisely! Also helps having some sore muscles to remind me I am heading to the gym in the morning.

Tim had another episode with his blood pressure last night and thankfully we were able to get it down enough that a trip to ER wasn't needed. We are sure it is the new med he has been on as he's fought the spike often since switching. He has enough of the old one (that's how we got it down) to get through the weekend and then we can call in a refill tomorrow or Monday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!!

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NELLIEC 11/27/2014 2:15PM

    Happy Thanksgiving. I, too, have found that a lot of excitement can overstimulate kids and they will act out!

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DIANNEMT 11/27/2014 2:04PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope the medical issues do not cause a problem and that you have more willpower than I will!! I did spend 60 minutes on the treadmill so at least I exercised! Have a blessed day!!

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BEMORESTUBBORN 11/27/2014 1:19PM

    emoticon Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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Wednesday, 11/26/14

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Began the day at the gym with trainer Josh.

He once again bumped up the weight on all the machines and he also increased the hold time for my planks. Shoulders are aching tonight! Will be seeing him again on Friday morning to work off Thanksgiving dinner!

The rest of the day went like this:
*counseling appointment for Isaac
*lunch at Taco Time with the family
*a stop at Claires for Maegann
*a stop at Starbucks for gift cards (one for me to take to Portland next weekend)
*dropped kids off and then headed for a haircut
*worked on finances (still am)

The family went to visit dad tonight so I could have about 40 minutes of quiet. Much needed! We will watch The Voice results once they are home and then the "Making of Peter Pan Live" should be done taping so we can watch that.

BL Challenge - team Emerald: Recruiting is done! We have a full team! Now we get through the next few interim weeks and see if everyone is still hanging on for the full ride!

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Tomorrow: We will watch the Macy's Parade and part of the dog show. We are also going to the rehab place for dinner with dad as he can't come here. Will be making our own dinner here for the evening at the kids' request. Friday we'll start decorating for Christmas!

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/27/2014 10:24AM

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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NELLIEC 11/26/2014 10:14PM

    I will wait until next Monday to decorate for Christmas (simply, not fancy) because my family is having their family celebration of Thanksgiving on Sunday since Kristen already has a commitment for Thanksgiving.

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ROBBIEY 11/26/2014 9:46PM

  I love a parade. I plan to watch some of the Macy's parade tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!!! emoticon

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FITGRL124 11/26/2014 9:40PM

    Janet - I love to watch Macy's parade and the Dog Show too! My favorite part of the parade is Santa! I love Santa & Christmas!!!!! emoticon

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!! emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, 11/25/14

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Enjoyed a very quiet day. My legs are still very tired from yesterday so was nice being able to stay off them a bit. We began the day "celebrating" our co-op break at McDonalds for breakfast. I know...pretty silly celebration! We then came home and did our schoolwork before heading out on an errand to Claires (Maegann needed some stainless steel earring backs), Kay Jewelers for the St. Jude Christmas bear (an annual thing) and then to Walgreens to pick up a couple things for the hubby. I thought I'd have a few hours to "work" before taking Isaac to physical therapy but laundry, lunch and whatever else took over. I visited my dad while Isaac was gone and then came home to fix supper. Once that was in the oven I could sit down and work.

Tomorrow... trainer in the morning, school with the kids, Isaac's counseling, lunch out and then home for the day.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/26/2014 11:14AM

    Glad that you had a quiet day!

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NELLIEC 11/25/2014 10:30PM

    Quiet days are nice, but you still did some "running" about!

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Monday, 11/24/14

Monday, November 24, 2014

I am officially on winter break from the homeschool co-op! Feels great! I do have a couple small things to finish up tomorrow so that I can put it all aside until January. The day was very crazy as we had our Fall Party combined with our Presentation "Night" going on as well. It was a very fun time.

We had pumpkin pancakes at lunch, a pie eating contest, games for the younger kiddos, class displays and then we did our class presentations. Just a very fun time.

Tonight we are all taking it easy and watching "The 12 Dates of Christmas". Tim was also able to get the tv antennae installed so we now have solid digital signals. When the snow hit we lost it all.

Tomorrow... school, finishing up co-op and visiting dad.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/25/2014 5:19PM

    What a great day!

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/25/2014 1:21PM

    Glad that everything went smoothly yesterday. Looks like everyone had fun!

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NELLIEC 11/24/2014 9:56PM

    Sounds like a busy, but satisfying, day!

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Sunday, 11/23/14

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Had a nice morning at worship and then headed to the gym for a time afterwards. Took advantage of extra time in between before lunch and Dakota showing up for babysitting. I finally made it 3x in one week again!

This afternoon I baked a loaf of gluten-free bread, got things ready for co-op tomorrow and then got to some Sparking while watching Biggest Loser. Enjoying the quiet.

Only blip on the day was the ringleader/bully showing up in the neighborhood again. My heart feels so sad for her to need to continue coming here to guide two 9-year old girls (she is 14) into trying to hurt Maegann. Thankfully Maegann has strengthened herself up and when the words of criticism surrounding events that happened with this 14 year old began with the girl across the street (before this girl showed up) she was able to walk away with "Who cares. It's been 5 months." If their plan is to make life miserable for Maegann tomorrow they will be disappointed. We're gone all day so they have the street to themselves. They will be bored as the only thing that draws them together appears to be to hurt Maegann. Truth and kindness prevail even when the path to show that seems quite challenging.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/24/2014 9:48AM

    That is just sad. Other than that, sounds like you had a nice Sunday. Hope the last day of co-op goes smoothly! I know that you are ready for your break.

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NELLIEC 11/23/2014 8:21PM

    It is sad that they band together to hurt someone!

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