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Insomnia! Aaarrrrgggghhhhh!!

Monday, January 07, 2013



I haven't had insomnia in years!! Not sure why it decided to show up last night, but boy am I tired this morning. Of course now I feel like I could sleep. emoticon

Sooooo, today is probably going to be pretty rough. My job is very detail-oriented & if I'm tired or distracted, I tend to make more mistakes. emoticon

I don't usually drink that much caffeine, but I think today I'm going to need it to get through the day. Oh well, what can ya do? I'm just gonna roll with it. emoticon

Today, I leave you with this thought:



Be yourself!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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PUNKADOO 1/9/2013 2:48PM

    Insomnia is the worst - I have had it for years. I wish you better luck tonight!

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LISAN0415 1/9/2013 2:30PM

    Try some Meltaonin at night, it really helps not just to fall asleep but to stay asleep.

My favorite is from GNC called "Dreamweaver" it has Melatonin, Valerian root and Magnesium, all good to help us sleep.

Best wishes!
Lisa

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CINDYAST 1/7/2013 6:22PM

    It must have been something in the air, no sleep here either. Take care of yourself and go to be early tonight! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 1/7/2013 11:24AM

    Caffeine may help you for the day, but be counter productive for the evening for sleep? Do you have lots on your mind that may be keeping you awake? Have you been having other forms of caffeine and not knowing it?

I like being myself, there is know one else out there that can do it! It can be a challenge at times, but someone has to do it, might as well be me, lol.

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LEVELPATHS 1/7/2013 10:38AM

    Thanks for blogging today! :-)

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OTEN36 1/7/2013 10:02AM

    Wishing you a good day!
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COCK-ROBIN 1/7/2013 9:04AM

    I hope it gets better for you.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/7/2013 8:29AM

    I didn't sleep much either. Looking forward to catching up tonight! emoticon

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SACHABEE 1/7/2013 7:50AM

    Same thing happened to me last night. I usually get it once a month... Hope your day goes well. Happy Monday! :)

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/7/2013 7:39AM

    Sorry that you had a rough night. I regularly suffer from insomnia so I can relate. Instead of drinking lots of caffeine, may I suggest that you chug-a-lug the water today. Caffeine may help a little but, I find that if I'm hydrated throughout the day, I'm not as sleepy. Good Luck!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/7/2013 6:49AM

    I'm so sorry you didn't get enough sleep. It is really difficult to get though a day like that. Wishing you luck, just be VERY careful if you have to drive.

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TDEMAIO2 1/7/2013 6:02AM

    emoticon just think you GREAT your going to sleep tonight emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/7/2013 4:55AM

    I love the thought you left us with ... very timely. THANKS!

I didn't sleep much last night either so I'm genuinely sorry that you didn't. May tonight be our night to sleep with complete bliss. emoticon

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TCANNO 1/7/2013 4:34AM

    Oh that is bad news. When I was working I could sleep in my chair at lunchtime to help catch up. With luck you will sleep tonight.

Have a good week




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Crabgrass or daisies?

Sunday, January 06, 2013



I'm a daisy person. How about you?

In fact:



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And did you know that:



So today, remember to:



Let's grow some beautiful daisies!!



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WILSON1926 1/9/2013 6:41AM

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MLH148 1/6/2013 7:50PM

    Gteat thoughts. Thx

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CINDYAST 1/6/2013 6:34PM

    I LOVE daisies! Isn't it amazing how you hear one thought and it's reinforced by another person? This is what our pastor's sermon was on this morning, only he said being a light instead of daisy. Same idea though. I love the multi-colored daisy at the end! Blessings!
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GIRLINMOTION 1/6/2013 4:12PM

    Thank you so much for always being so refreshing to a day and bringing daisies my way.

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OTEN36 1/6/2013 2:14PM

    Love all the flowers....where is spring?
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COCK-ROBIN 1/6/2013 9:30AM

    Beautiful!

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KIWIANN 1/6/2013 8:59AM

    emoticon emoticon Planting flowers in the garden of our souls!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/6/2013 8:37AM

    Thank you. And just so you know, Daisies happen to be my favorite flower. They seem so innocent and pure. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/6/2013 8:37AM

    I'm looking for every positive post I can find this morning, so thank you so much for posting this one.
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Depressed, anxious, or at peace?

Saturday, January 05, 2013



I've been depressed, anxious & at peace, but usually on separate days. emoticon

This quote is so true for me. It's been tough, but I have learned to be more at peace on a regular basis. I used to be the biggest Type A personality & perfectionist you have ever seen in your life. My blood pressure was always a little on the high side. I would be devastated if I made a mistake on anything & I rarely had any peace in my life. I was my own worst critic.

As I've gotten older (not that I'm that old -- I'll be 45 in April), I've given myself a break. I'm not so hard on myself anymore. I make a mistake, acknowledge it, learn my lesson from it & then move on. That also helps keep any depression at bay.

Jan. 4 was the one-year anniversary of my lumpectomy. One year cancer free!! WooHoo!!! After I finished all of my treatments, I decided that stress was probably one of the contributing factors because I would get stressed about anything & everything.

One of the hardest things for me to learn was to say that two little word "No!" I was constantly "overbooking myself." I have learned to rest more, spend a little more time on me -- for the good of my health -- & I have learned to chillax (as the kids say these days) & smell those sweet-smelling roses.

Today's challenge: Chillax (chill out & relax), practice saying "no" in the mirror & stop to smell the roses today (go do something fun). Life is so short, go enjoy yourself from time to time.



You all are amazing!! Thank you so much for keeping me motivated.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2013 9:00AM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/5/2013 11:53PM

    It's interesting how loosing our health for a short period or more permanently can help us gain a different perspective. Before my illness years ago I would get asked by colleagues how I dealt with the stress and I wondered what stress? I look back I now know I was surrounded by stress but didn't know it. Being able to do so much less I had to prioritize the important things and it's helped me chillax regularly.
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MATTEROFHEART 1/5/2013 9:31PM

    Thank you for sharing. I, too, have lived in all 3 of these places at different times in my life. The latter is where I am now and a great place to be! I have even learned to be at peace during my weight loss efforts and it has made it so much better! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!
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CINDYAST 1/5/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon Congrats on your one year anniversary cancer free! emoticon Enjoy you time "chillaxing"! Need to do more of that myself! emoticon

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KIWIANN 1/5/2013 5:44PM

    "Chillax" is a great word - it is going to be my motto for this weekend emoticon
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Great big hugs to you!! emoticon

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PAANDRUS 1/5/2013 5:42PM

    So VERY true..all of it! Enjoy your weekend!

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MATER88 1/5/2013 5:18PM

    Just what I needed to hear! Isn't it funny that things come when you need them?


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GODS_TEMPLE 1/5/2013 3:10PM

    I read someplace, a very long time ago:

"95% of the things we worry about never happen, and we can't do anything about the other 5%, so it doesn't do any good to worry."

I've tried to live by that 'rule' ever since.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/5/2013 11:40AM

    Yes, congrats on your one year anniversary!

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/5/2013 11:10AM

    Congrats on you anniversary! One of my goals for the new year is to learn to chillax (I love that word!). I tend to obsess over the littlest things and it's not getting me anywhere! Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy the day.

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1EMMA2011 1/5/2013 11:09AM

    I appreciate this today - I am a hard core recovering perfectionist - who now has tried to transform into wise. Funny how the ones closet to us can sometimes cause the most stress - well for me anyway. Progress not perfection.

Sending you big big (((hug))) and we can do it!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/5/2013 10:47AM

    Right on! Always great quotes.

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/5/2013 9:29AM

    emoticon on your 1 year emoticon anniversary! And on learning to relax and be at peace. Getting older does have some advantages!

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TDEMAIO2 1/5/2013 8:51AM

    BIG emoticon to you emoticon I like the chillax :D ME too...

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/5/2013 8:11AM

    Wonderful! You have reminded me how important "me" is. I too tend to overlook my own needs and pleasures while trying to do everything and be that perfect person. The sad truth is, is that I do all of that just trying to prove it because I am not perfect. This year I will focus on me. I will smell those roses. I will enjoy obtaining my health. Yes, we will make mistakes. Because we aren't perfect. This year, no matter how old we become - we can still have some fun.

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Health tips -- beware, VERY hilarious!! :-)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Warning!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Do not drink any beverage as you read this blog. It could come out of your nose!! Just sayin'! emoticon

It's Friday & I'm in a fantastic mood!! Let's get our chuckles on!!



No need to think about that too hard. I think I'll exercise.

I found this next one when I was searching Google Images for blog material. I had just taken a big gulp of water & I started laughing mid-swallow. Water came out of my nose. Don't say I didn't warn you. emoticon



If you've ever flown, you know that going through the x-ray machine is fun, fun, fun, right?

Hubby & I were going on vacation to Portland, Oregon just after I finished my breast cancer treatment. I am Susan G. Koman's biggest advocate right now, as you can imagine. I spread mammogram love where ever I go. Anyway, we were going through the airport & I was proudly sporting my "Fight Like a Girl" t-shirt. I noticed that everyone was getting to go through the regular metal detector -- even my hubby. But when I got up there, they put me through the x-ray machine. Hmmmm. Makes me wonder if the TSA guy was checking to see if I had implants. I'll never know, but I think he looked a little disappointed. Ha!!

Sooooo, now that you have your chuckle on, here's some of the best advice I can give you for the day:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/6/2013 12:07AM

    Loved the advice for cheaper medical exams. Had a good laugh.



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MICHELLE_391 1/5/2013 1:03AM

    Awesome awesome awesome blog! emoticon

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MATER88 1/4/2013 11:57PM

    That definitely made me laugh. emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/4/2013 11:14PM

    Thanks for sharing

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DRUIDPRINCESS 1/4/2013 4:26PM

    What wonderful quotations! Thank you for starting my day with a smile!
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CINDYAST 1/4/2013 3:47PM

    Giggles and more giggles. emoticon Have a great Friday!

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SAINTBETH 1/4/2013 11:07AM

    Giggle! Thanks.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/4/2013 10:02AM

    I always set my mood on positive in the morning, it is as the day goes on and the people that you have to deal with, lol, I should put a tape on the dial to keep it there.

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LEVELPATHS 1/4/2013 9:55AM

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PAANDRUS 1/4/2013 9:44AM

    That was Perfect!!

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TWEETYKC00 1/4/2013 9:28AM

    good thoughts, thanks for sharing!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/4/2013 7:40AM

    Those are great! Keep smiling.

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MRE1956 1/4/2013 7:35AM

    I am so, SO glad that I DON'T fly (in fact, I've NEVER had to do so in all my time on this planet - god's honest truth)!

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/4/2013 6:42AM

    Big smiles here ... thanks so much!!!

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TDEMAIO2 1/4/2013 6:12AM

    Yes I put my coffe down emoticon Thanks for the warning :D

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MARYJOANNA 1/4/2013 5:57AM

  Terrfic and some are so true! Especially the airport joke.

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EBONYSOL 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
I am Canadian and last June, at a little airport in Ontario, I was flagged to be checked at airport security. There was no x-ray machine and I would have refused anyway so they had to pat me down. They asked me to remove my sweater and shoes. I responded that I would be happy to take all my clothes off if we could get through it any faster. At 52 and after delivering 2 children followed by numerous medical procedures along with regular mammograms and paps, I have said goodbye to modesty. The look on the young mens' faces was priceless. The check was quick, done by a female, and I was on my way:)

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WEARINGTHIN 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    Really liked that first cartoon. So true. Thanks, Glenn

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LISAN0415 1/4/2013 4:54AM

    Good one!

When people complain about getting older- I always say: It beats the alternative....

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Trading your life away.

Thursday, January 03, 2013



Every day, we trade our lives away for something else. Everyone is given the same amount of time each & every day. How we spends those minutes is up to us. What are you trading them for? Is it something worthwhile?

I'm a super busy person, so my time is very precious. Do I still waste time? Of course I do -- we all do. I could manage my time better & that's something I need to work on in this new year.



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LISAN0415 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    Really got me thinking about my time... Thank you for the kind reminder!
Lisa

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/3/2013 4:58PM

    Another creative blog which inspires.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/3/2013 9:59AM

    I always get something out of your quotes and how you put them together.

Thank you so much for taking the time to inspire and motivate us.

HUGS

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BIGPAWSUP 1/3/2013 9:23AM

    Woo Hoo - you are awesome! This is so important. You hit on such great topics!

Thank you!

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KIWIANN 1/3/2013 9:13AM

    Great blog - thanks for the reminder to make today worthwhile!!

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/3/2013 6:12AM

    Thank you for this valuable reminder!!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/3/2013 5:39AM

    Wonderful blog! I'll take this to heart.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/3/2013 5:39AM

    Wonderful blog! I'll take this to heart.

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