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have a merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I wanted ti wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Lately time seems to be slipping away from me so quickly I can't turn around. My father in law is slowly on the mend, becoming frustrated because he can't do much as of now and doesn't understand the word rest. Well I suppose I don't much either. He's a farmer who is 79 and not retired yet....but forcibly retired due to his kidney surgery to get rid of his stones. He's never known how to stop and enjoy life until now. My husband's the same way. He thinks watchin tv for two hours is sinful. He's had to pick up all of my fils duties on the farm as well as his job. We hardly ever see him now and it gets very lonely. When he leaves he always says, its been way too fun and I always thank him for the time and call him warden because it sometimes feels as I'm trapped in a prison I can't get out of. I'm trying not to be selfish and enjoying him with what he's given me but sometimes all you want is time. We're both running from sun up to sundown he's going from sun down to sun up never the tween shall meet! Its tough being a married single withtthree boys in the middle to raise. I keep saying I'm never going to retire and it's proving so tree at times. I may not be working full time but I've got a full time job with my kids , work,and just trying to keep my head above water with everyday life. Well anyway I won't notre you with any more of my ramblings so have a wonderful Christmas!!!!!

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BACCAGIRL 12/14/2014 4:11PM

    One foot in front of the other will get you thru this journey and time. I ask patience for you and all of yours as your FIL mends, your DH spreads himself so thin and your children wander their days. You will have a very merry, I know you will! Remember that Jesus is the Reason and that He will get you all thru this time in one piece!

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/14/2014 5:43AM

    One day at a time.

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what does my exercise routine consist of?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Many days it seems to revolve around my schedule but many days I do a lot of cleaning. Does it count as exercise ? My day starts out getting the furnace set for a few hours, then the kids off to school, my youngest to his grandmother's, then it's off to work. I get my client his meds, take him forabreakfast or make it whichever he wants, get back, then I start in cleaning. I strip his bed, throw it in the laundry, remake his bed with different sheets. Then I move to the kitchen. Doing dishes, and cleaning whatever needs doing ending up sweeping and mopping the floor. Then I'll check on my friend to see if he needs anything, then head to do the vaccuuming. Next check the laundry switch it over when it's done, then start on making his lunch. Then I head to the bathroom to clean that up andsbck to finish his lunch. I set it out for him, then sit and eat with him. Next more dishes. After all that's done I will get the laundry folded and put away, then sit for a few minutes. Next off to my mils house to get my son. Get him all stuffed in his snow suit, all his stuff collected and off to my house. I take the dogs out, move over wood for the night, then try to figure out what to make for dinner. Sometimes I don't know what to make. Anywho, I get something made up then do whatever dishes there are in my sink, throw laundry in if it needs doing and sit until the kids get home from school. Then I let them play for a half an hour, then we get started on homework, dinner, bath time, say good bye to the hubby for the night, then fall apart once they all fall asleep. How does one schedule in exercise when having all that to do? I haven't a clue!! Ive tried getting up earlier no dice kids get up with me and ask for stuff. Any advice? I haven't any idea lately how does to schedule me time in all this mess. HELP!! Thanks to everybody who wrote on my last blog I appreciate it all.

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GOLDENRODFARM 12/14/2014 6:16AM

    I don't have a "exercise schedule" because mostly farm work takes care of it, yesteday some of the highlights were shoveling manure for 2 hours, throwing down 60 bales of hay from the loft then down to the next level, emptying the Truck of 20 -40 lb bags of pellets and 12- 50 lb bags of feed, and of course doing barn chores took about 4 hours out of the day. Most of this definitely raised my heart rate and exercised my muscles for strength training but is not looked at as exercise by most people that go to the Gym to do the same.

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GINGKO711 11/23/2014 5:48PM

    It sounds like you're work + cleaning really is exercise!
What's worked for me is Jillian Michaels' 25 minute DVD workouts (30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30, etc). But Melissa Bender Fitness also has a lot of [free] short workouts available, with minimal equipment necessary.

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my crazy world!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

This month seems to be holding its own craziness already. First off, my fil has been dealing with bladder stones, he's set for surgery on Dec 4th on his kidneys and prostate. I guess they're going to see if the cancer has come back. Plus they'll take care of the stones in his bladder. My sister has an ekg set for Monday this coming week. She keeps blacking out and then don't know why. Then my mom is going in for a complete upper and lower .gi scan to see what's going on with her stomach. Also I guess her husband was in the .er for gallstones and they found one caught between his pancreas and gallbladder. Life hasn't been gentle with me lately and I want to run away!! Why does it say in the bible that the Lord only gives you what you can handle? I don't know how much more I can deal with without going crazy!! Its too much if you ask me but I've not got any say to any of it. When you think about me please say a quick prayer that all will work out in his time and to his will! I certainly don't have any control over anything ....thanks!

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150BY35 11/12/2014 11:18AM

    MILPAM3 said it all.

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68ANNE 11/10/2014 8:08AM

    Stay calm and try meditating in all this craziness. It won't make it go away but it will help you.

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MILPAM3 11/9/2014 12:32AM

  Oh yes, you have control. You can control how you yield to the grace of God, how often you pray, how you trust the Creator of heaven and earth, the Healer and Provider of your body and soul. You have control. You can also choose to rest: rest in the Word, rest in the promises, rest in the arms of your Beloved Savior. Therefore, you can Control the Rest of your life by choosing the Way of the Lord (which I think you already have).

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PENNYSAVER2 11/8/2014 11:33PM

    I'll be praying for you and your family members. Take things one day at a time. emoticon

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I'm too relieved to grieve!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

My life is changing yet once again. My mom has hired someone else to do my job with my sister and I'm not upset by it! I feel as though the weight of the world has been lifted off me and about 100lbs lighter. As the song says, I'm too relieved to grieve. I have picked up two more clients and yes the pay may be less, and it's dropped me to 20 hours s week between them and my current client, but I'm not worried about it at all. I'm doing just the opposite, for the first time I'm at complete peace with it. I've discovered I enjoy caring for older people, I just wish I'd realized it 15 years ago and I wouldn't have wasted so much time with other stuff. Goes to show you, its not always safe to follow someone else's dreams for you. I finally love my job after all this time. Yes it has its bad times and my heart gets broken when loose someone, but just knowing I was there for even a little bit and got to know them, I'm ok with it. I'm not hard hearted, I'm a caring person who wants to make others lives easier. Working for my mom has definitely been a challenge. But it's shown me how to deal with someone who isn't very appreciative of anything. I tried to help my sister learn, at every turn my mom has undone what I've done and tried to show me she knows better, well now she can find someone who can get burned our smacking their heads on a brick wall. My head finally hurts from it and I'm done with it. Hope everybody has a good day!

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68ANNE 11/7/2014 8:15AM

    Sometimes the things you think should be saddening are to be celebrated. Don't be sorry, you are much better for it.

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BACCAGIRL 11/6/2014 5:40PM

    Mega, Remember He is with you and He has your back as you begin this new chapter in your life of working less and for less frustration. Hope you had an amazing day and found/saw His many Blessings!

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MOMMY_RX 11/6/2014 1:16PM

    Finding your niche is the clearly one of the many keys to happiness. It can be so gratifying to walk away from something that isn't serving you anymore! emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 11/5/2014 10:46AM

    emoticon Great News!!

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SDTOHIO 11/5/2014 9:15AM

    You sound happy! I hope you truly have found some peace! Change can be scary but often needed, best of luck. Keep sparkling bright! emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/5/2014 8:32AM

    It sounds like a good change for you. Best of luck

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/5/2014 3:02AM

    Hope that you will have a emoticon day !

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chocolate apple pie smoothie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Here is a recipe I love to make

1 apple peeled and chopped
1 banana broken into pieces
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking cocoa
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (your favorite kind)
1 cup of milk, or as much to make it a little thin...your desired amount of thickness

Blend all together and enjoy!

My boys love this recipe as well. It seems to go over well with a teething almost three yr old.

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68ANNE 10/26/2014 9:33AM

    I am going to try that one

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GAYLLYNNE 10/19/2014 9:08AM

    Sounds delicious!!!!

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NUTRON3 10/19/2014 7:59AM


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