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Today I pick me

Monday, November 24, 2014



It is true. Today I pick me. I pick me to make the right decisions. I pick me to pamper. I pick me to treat myself right. Today it's all about me.

So who are you gonna pick today?

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1STBUCKETITEM 11/24/2014 11:16PM

  emoticon I pick me to make healthy choices today at a celebratory lunch for my birthday. My hosts noticed and approved. They are "snow-bunnies" and just came back from the North for the holidays. They hadn't seen me since the end of April and I have lost over 80 lbs. They couldn't stop complimenting me on my accomplishment and hard work to get there. emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYM48 11/24/2014 6:55PM

    You said it! I pick me! I pick to be healthy and happy! Have an awesome week!

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BLUEJAY1969 11/24/2014 6:46PM

    I pick me today to treat to a healthy day! Love the Maxine - cannot stand reality TV!

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NUTRON3 11/24/2014 8:02AM

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SNS1968 11/24/2014 7:23AM

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ELRIDDICK 11/24/2014 7:07AM

  Thanks for sharing

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GARDENCHRIS 11/24/2014 7:05AM

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AZMOMXTWO 11/24/2014 7:00AM

  great blog

i pick me also

have a blessed day

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DMEYER4 11/24/2014 6:56AM

  Have a great week and a fantastic holiday. I pick me today also

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GOLDENRODFARM 11/24/2014 6:50AM

    Great choice! I think today I will pick me too!
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APROMISE4ME 11/24/2014 6:46AM

    Love your blog , thank you for sharing it !

I will always remember the things that I have in my life...and be grateful for my family :) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving... we had ours in October it was a blessing.

Deb

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JCLJR4547 11/24/2014 6:46AM

  YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK ALSO.

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Thanksgiving at mom's house

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Dakoda (granddaughter, Me, Devon (Grandson)


Kishwa, Me, Angie (My girls)


Becca, Gerri, Tyler (Niece, Sister, Nephew)


Me, Devon(Grandson), Angie (Daughter), Becca (Niece)


Gerri (sister) Angie (Daughter)


Dakota (Granddaughter), Kishwa (Daughter), Devon (Grandson)


(The whole gang)


Jim and Me (Jim is my ex-husband that I have started dating again)

Thanks for sharing my Thanksgiving with me. May you all be blessed.

~ Donna



  
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ROSEWCI 11/24/2014 5:25PM

    Love all the smiles! Happy Thanksgiving, Donna! emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 11/24/2014 4:54AM

    What a beautiful family you have! Great pics!
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1STBUCKETITEM 11/24/2014 4:53AM

  Great to see your family photos. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/24/2014 4:26AM

    great photos.thanks for sharing emoticon

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2DAWN4 11/23/2014 7:56PM

    i enjoyed seeing your pictures! Dakota's hoodie reminds me of a cute poster that I saw that said "Be yourself! unless you can be Batman! Then always be Batman!"

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Thursday...oh yeah one day closer to Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2014



So a small wrench has been throw into my vacation request. One of the girls I had asked to help me cover broke her leg in two places yesterday while transferring out of her wheelchair. I'm sorry she had that happen and I fully understand her not being able to cover, now I have to get inventive to find coverage.. lol.. It's always something.

On another note I have my grievance letter ready to mail and since there is a 10 day period to get it in I'm going to have it delivered certified. I don't want them to say it was late.


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1STBUCKETITEM 11/20/2014 3:56PM

  Loved your Maxine today. I'm already getting tired of Christmas music on the only station I can get reception for on my old radio as I walk! emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 11/20/2014 2:53PM

    Okay so here's the thing...... if you don't happen to get coverage that just means the Lord is keeping you out of a bad situation or saving your time for a better one! emoticon I hope you do get to carry out your plans for vacation and I pray your letter does some good!
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RHOOK20047 11/20/2014 11:13AM

    Life always tries to upset our apple cart, but hopefully you will find a replacement so you can enjoy the vacation you planned. Have a great day and a great weekend, and thanks for being part of this team!

Bob

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LUCYCAN7 11/20/2014 7:43AM

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MSFROGGIE 11/20/2014 7:31AM

    I hope you are able to find someone to cover for you.

Have a great vacation!

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AZMOMXTWO 11/20/2014 7:23AM

  good luck with finding a person to cover and with the grievance

you are a great person have a good day

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/20/2014 7:22AM

    I hope you can find someone.

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DMEYER4 11/20/2014 6:45AM

  have a great day and good luck finding someone to cover.

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



How is your day going? I have a dilemma that I could use some advice on.

Approximately 10 - 15 years ago I was taken into my office at work and was told I no longer had to work any holidays that our agency has staff cover. We are now under new management and they are taking that away from me. I am ready to file a grievance and have already done part one which was telling my own supervisor that I did not agree with their decision.

Last night I sat down and wrote a letter that is going to people I don't even know. I stated facts, what led up to the original token provided to me and the reasoning behind prior management doing so. This has worked for the agency 10+ years, so my wording for wanting it to stay the same is something to this effect.

"My proposed resolution: My resolution would be to continue to have holidays off as per a previous agreement with past management. I do not believe this shows any type of favoritism towards myself, but only shows my years of tenor here being 24 years as of October 22, 2014 and that prior management felt it was justly earned."

What say you? If you were management and knew of prior management through and old agency giving a staff member this right would you take it back after so many years?

This really has my heart troubled and I've been praying about it. I have ten days in which to respond to my own supervisor and make sure this gets into the right hands at Human Resources where this needs to go.

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BLUEJAY1969 11/19/2014 4:02PM

    It's a hard question. If your company is now owned by a corporation they probably won't care what you say. On the other hand if you are owned by a private company, it will probably make a big difference. Corporations are all about squeezing out every drop of labor for their money. (Can we tell I have a problem with this??) Private companies care more for employee satisfaction. Either way, if it makes you feel better, I think you have worded it correctly and would send it in.
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ELRIDDICK 11/19/2014 7:04AM

  Well said!

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AZMOMXTWO 11/19/2014 6:55AM

  I feel as if you are doing the right thing if for no other reason you should be grandfathered in to keep things the same and unless you choose to change it they should not be able to force it on you with the understanding that if you ever agree to work a holiday you will forfit the right to have them off but they should pay some type of bonus to those who work it good luck

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First Gig as a band...WooHoo!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014



Finally we got our first place to sing. It's a commission job plus we pass a bucket around the crowd. We may come up with a bunch or little money. Doesn't matter to me.. I get to sing again..oh ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/20/2014 12:54PM

    emoticon emoticon let us know how it goes.

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1STBUCKETITEM 11/18/2014 3:09PM

  Fantastic news about your gig! Have fun! emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 11/18/2014 2:56PM

    All right Donna!! I'm sure you'll be great as long as you have a good time and put your beautiful voice out there!
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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 11/18/2014 10:48AM

    Congrats!!!

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MSFROGGIE 11/18/2014 8:24AM

    emoticon Have fun!!

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DAVIS_6311 11/18/2014 7:19AM

    Enjoy your gig! Singing is such a great talent!

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AZMOMXTWO 11/18/2014 7:05AM

  way to go


great blog

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