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Back on the trail again...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

My son is still in Portland. He has got a job, finally! Tough market to be a new worker! Empty nest is definately here, just me and the cats now. Grandbaby due any day! Been dating a new guy for the last month or two. My nutritional choices have been pretty poor. I've gained about 15 pounds of the 70 back. The good news is that I'm back at it! I'm tired of the painful joints and headaches! So here I go again! Work is having a new weight loss competition. This one is different. Two weigh Ins total, one at the start and one at the end. Three months. I just weighed in Tuesday. I'm ready to get healthy again. The good news is that what had seemed to be wrong a couple of months ago seems to have healed itself. I suspect it is due to a more balanced approach in my personal life. My bead room is SLOWLY taking shape.

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FUTUREYOOPER 8/5/2010 12:03PM

    Welcome back!

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GROEDER 8/5/2010 4:42AM

    Happy for you for the good news you had to share. Good luck in the contest. Remember, we are all here to help and support you.

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BETHIEG21 8/5/2010 4:12AM

    Spark every day so you can win that contest at work! And you will feel amazing!!!!!! I know you will be great!

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CK1379 8/5/2010 3:59AM

    Glad to hear your back! emoticon

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Butterfly Dreams

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It is the nature of butterfly dreams to up and fly away... Or soar on the breeze until out of sight.
They may leave a hole, and a time to mourn. In the end they leave new insight and understanding if one cares to notice, and golden memories if one cares to remember.
For me it brought a new jewelry design.
Even though the dream wafting away was not my choice I still appreciated the inspiration that allowed me to create and comemorate...
And I appreciate the knowledge gained and the timliness of the experience.


Empty Nest is here. New day dawns.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Yesterday my son left on the bus to start a new life many states a way. It will be close to where his father and step-family live, so he will have some support system.
God has been very kind to me by allowing me to meet a wonderful man. He has a heart of gold and believes in helping other people when he can. I truly hope he likes me as much as I like him!
If nothing else, it has been a blessing meeting him because it allows me to see possibilities of how my life may progress. I had for many years looked upon our home as our stability and imagined that I would live here forever. Now I am able to see my home as a wonderful stable place that served well as a place to raise my children and provide safe quiet harbor to others that needed it in times of life crisis.
I now realize that it would be ok to sell it and move on if the right partner came along. It may be butterfly dreams, but I can imagine him being that partner! We will have to see what path God puts before us. I am grateful beyond words for this insight!

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KATESACUTUP 5/9/2010 8:11AM

    i married at 18 and had a child one year later. That "baby" is now older than I am! And so is his younger sister. Since I was such a young Mom, my empty nest happened to me in my early 40s. That was hard. I'd always wanted to have kids around, which is why I had them so young, but I never counted on the other end of that deal: that I'd be done so early in life. So the Empty Nest Syndrome hit me unawares. I'm living proof that you can embrace this time in your life and be proud of a job well done. If your child is moving on with their life, and toward some exciting new venture, it's largely because of the great job you did in equipping them with tools and confidence. Happy Mother's Day! Go outside and look at the sky today in a new way. You are ready for your next adventure!


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JACKSMIMI2 5/9/2010 7:11AM

    Loved your blog... my only child moved to FL last Oct...and while I wanted to move there to be near them (only grandchild too), I also felt tied to my house... yesterday I had a major breakthrough... this is just a roof over my head where loved can happen anywhere - it's not the house that made the love happen - it's the people inside it :)

I hope your dreams w/ the man in your life continue to expand and grow!

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DISTAN 5/9/2010 6:56AM

    Happy Mothers day

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Updates, from poison ivy to Wii Fit Plus

Monday, April 12, 2010

I have been working out with my wii fit plus consistently now since I got it (20 days). I weigh in every day even if I don't do any training (so far just two days). The boon is that I am now more inclined to work outside of the home also.

The yard may actually get the care it needs this year. I worked in the yard for 3 1/2 hours yesterday, but it took a bit of revenge, poision ivy! Not to mention the wild blackberries I was cutting out. I love blackberries but it is taking over in an area I don't want them, choking out my lilac tree!

My lilac tree looks pretty sad. I've got to figure out what it needs and tend it. I've been in this house 10 years and have never really done anything to it other than cut the occasional blossom cluster. It does have a larger tree growing in the middle of it! Not really sure how to get rid of that! I'm thinking about "ringing" it, or taking off a ring of bark on it. That would kill it but would it fall on my house? Ticklish question, that.

Right now I'm still getting to the area. I figure I'll work 3-4 hours every week on it.

I've had issues with ice cream this year. This is new to me. I've never had an issue with ice cream! I have had a round or two with lemon sherbert. Fortunately that is hard to find! Ice cream is everywhere!


Still here

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I went on a cleanse, the Whole Body Cleanse. It was supposed to be for two weeks but I made it through the first week. Maybe I'll try again in a week or two. I think I would do better with the powder form of the fiber suppliment as eight tablets (four from fiber) is just too many pills for me to take each day.

I havn't been online much the last couple of weeks as I've been busy trying to incorporate lots of new habits and changes into my life. Some days I do really good and some days I don't.

It looks to be a busy spring, with lots to do outside added into the mix! Glad I have the 3 day weekends, although Tuesday through Friday is pretty much work and errands, and not much else! Today we will get caught up on the housework and then I will take my son for his eye appointment and to order his glasses.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/22/2010 11:00AM


Miss seeing you on We Can Win in 2010. Drop by and let us know how you're doing!

Nancy, co-leader

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