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A Usual Saturday 'Round here!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This morning Walt is out on a service call and while he is out I've managed to get the entire house cleaned and a first of two loads of laundry done. I need to slip over town for a few things but it'll have to wait until he gets back because my wallet is in his glove box. LOL Second thought I just might walk down The Forester is at the shop I should be able to get into it and retrieve my wallet.

In the meantime I've burned the calories now to the point of actually feeling hungry so I'm going to go have my yogurt and fruit!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 4:58PM

    Usual Saturday here, too. But that's good! Ready for a little more relaxed schedule!


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    I find it to be the same for me too. And I did get pretty much everything done before he showed up LOL And he has to go out again so I'll get the rest of it done now LOL

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AUNTALICE2 8/16/2014 1:47PM

    I am glad you are getting so much done! It feel good to finish chores in the morning and have your afternoon free! Have a really great day! emoticon

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CREPEDCRUSADER 8/16/2014 12:32PM

    I find I get my house clean faster when my husband is out. He and I have very different taste in music so when I am alone I crank my tunes and the next thing I know it's done. Those are awesome days! emoticon

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Not a bad day but with incident I could have done without.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I had an exceptional day at work. AN entire week actually and today being mid-month pay check I had plans to go off to Stettler and do my grocery and supply run.

Everything was rolling along and then just outside of Stettler I went to tap the clutch to change gears to slow down to the speed zone change and found I had none. It was limp! So we stayed in the gear I was in and used the brake just enough to slow it down without having to shift Worked fine until I ad to come to a stop.
Well, we didn't LOL It was a four way stop and no one in sight including cops So we glided right on through and safely parked.

I made two phone calls One for a tow truck the other home to hubby. Tow truck booked and on its way, hubby on his way for pick up, everything was right again.
Unplanned but no one hurt everyone safe. Took hubby out for his favourite supper for his unplanned trip, slipped into Wal-mart for the things I needed and headed home.

JAK was sitting parked safe and sound in the drive when I got home.

Tomorrow Walt's going to see if he can fix the trouble I'm pretty sure all it is was a hydraulic hose wore out and needs replacing. The hydraulic oil had drained out.

Now I've gotten everything unloaded and put away I think it's time for a drink and some good ole fashioned rest.

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    You know not so much scary as frustrating. But I've learned long ago to take things in stride. So I do. I deal with it during and emoticon then de-stress after the fact. Calm cool and collect was the order of the day.

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BUTTRFLI26 8/16/2014 2:11PM

    So glad that you had a safe adventure and that it had a happy ending. emoticon

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CREPEDCRUSADER 8/16/2014 12:18PM

    Wow, that's kind of scary! Glad everything is ok and I'm hoping it is just a minor repair.

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NOMORESTALLING 8/16/2014 12:13PM

    Thank you ladies. Appreciate you! Yeah everything is a right as rain again Even the financial upset is taken care of.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 11:44AM

    Nothing a little drink and rest can't cure, eh! ((SIGH((

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/16/2014 9:46AM

    How scary. Glad you are safe, and hope it's an easy fix.

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AUNTALICE2 8/16/2014 9:17AM

    I am so glad you are safe! I would have been really upset! Hope it is nothing else but the hydraulic oil draining out. emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 8/16/2014 1:34AM

    Wow! Were you ever lucky. I've been to Stettler a few times with my dh when we had our business.

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Our life's toolbox

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We have all built up a toolbox of unique tools to help us navigate life, we just need to use them.

We all have them; a toolbox full of tools and a number of techniques to help bring inspiration into form? I do.
In the same way, throughout our lives, we have also discovered our own life tools and techniques—the ways and means that have helped us create our lives up to this point. However, there are times we forget about those tools and skills we’ve acquired, and then we wonder why we aren’t moving forward! It's times like these, it might just be a matter of remembering what we already know, and rediscovering the tools we already have at our disposal.

In the process of becoming who we are and creating our lives, we have all gone through the experience of being inspired to do something and then finding the tools we needed to do it. If we look back, we may be able to remember that we used, for example, the tool of writing every day in order to clarify our intentions. We may also have used the tools of ritual, meditation, or visualization to make something happen. In addition, we may have been fueled by a new idea about how the universe works, which is what gave us the inspiration to use these tools.

In order for ideas to be powerful, they must be imbued with the energy of our engagement with them, and in order for tools to be effective they must be put to use. This sounds obvious, but often we fall into the habit of thinking we are engaging with ideas and using tools by virtue of the fact that we are reading about them, or listening to other people talk about them. In truth, using our tools is a very personal action, one we must take on behalf of ourselves. Like artists, we are each unique and no two of us will receive the same inspiration, nor will we bring it into form in the same two ways. To discover the truth of our own vision, we must take action by remembering our tools and putting them to use.

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CRYSALLIS1 8/25/2014 9:33PM

    I have had the most success when I used visualization as if it was already so. I practiced things in my mind. I need to do this again. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 8/15/2014 8:23PM

    You are right! We cannot travel another's path and call it our own. We have to find our own way. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/15/2014 3:48PM

    Wonderfully stated. And we can't be afraid to change those tools up if they don't work for the job!


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Love my job!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Whew another hot day and surviving it!
I have mixed feelings over today but it was inevitable.
For the past 3 months I have been having trouble with two of my co-workers in that they thought I was doing everything in my power to steal and take credit for ads from clients that were theirs and they continuously gave me attitude and were creating havoc for the boss.

I tried my best to squelch this by explaining to them that no if an ad came into my inbox and I knew it was theirs I forwarded it to them to look after their own client. However, if a client of theirs called me directly I was told to process it and then forward a copy of the paperwork to them for their records and follow up. I did this time and time again. So I have no clue where they were coming at me with this in the first place. Maybe because I was actually doing my job and getting my ads in and were surpassing their number of ads; jealousy?
Anyway after trying my part to deal with it I started forwarding any communication to my boss and letting her deal with it without my responding to it altogether.
Whoa, they haven't liked that either boss's pet I was getting called now. No winning for losing.

This last time boss told the one she owed me an apology and she flat out refused so boss said then I think we need a meeting. That happened today and she lost her job.

I feel for her and yet these were her choices and therefore consequences.

The other is still dickering over ads that I've picked up because she hasn't followed up on them. Boss has told her today that if she doesn't make contact and Gayle sees an ad on a bulletin board even if it's from your territory It's outside of your territory and she has right's to claim.

Her problem is she is on commission only. And for the longest time I would put her name on the insertion order if it was an ad from her territory but was in mine. Boss said I didn't have to. So..... She's S.O.L if she hasn't caught the poster advertisements and I do.

So today with everything that happened I even got a promotion of sorts because I increased my territory today!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/14/2014 9:20PM

    Wow! You dealt with this in the most diplomatic way possible. Glad you have a supportive boss! Some people just don't like being responsible for the results of their actions (or INactions.).

HUGS and glad things worked out for you. You deserved that as you're doing your job!

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Living For Oursleves

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Most of us come to a point in our lives when we start to question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us actually do come to the realization that we may be living our lives in an effort to make others happy, our parents in particular. This realization usually dawns when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or possibly even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. With this realization we may feel shocked or depressed. One thing that we can do is trust that it comes to us at the time we are ready to find out what it would mean to live our lives for ourselves, following the call of our own soul, and refusing any longer to be beholden to someone else’s expectations.

One of the most common reasons we are so tied into making our parents, and others, happy before ourselves, is that we were not properly mirrored when we were children. We were not honored as individuals in our own right, with a will and purpose of our own, to be determined by our own unfolding. As a result, we learned to look outside of ourselves for approval, support, and direction rather than look within. The good news is that the part of us that was not adequately nurtured is still there, inside us, like a seed that has not yet received the sunlight and moisture it needs to open and to allow its inner contents to unfurl. It is never too late to provide ourselves with what we need to awaken this inner being.

There are many ways to create a safe container for ourselves so that we can turn within and shine the light of awareness there. We may join a support group, go to therapy, or start a practice of journaling every day for half an hour. This experience of becoming is well worth the difficult work that may be required of us to get there. In whatever process we choose, we may feel worse before we feel better, but we will ultimately find out how to live our lives for ourselves and how to make ourselves happy.

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AUNTALICE2 8/13/2014 3:08PM

    I believe that we influence the lives of others. And they influence us. We are not made up of just our selves but all our experiences including other people. Our parents are the first to show us the world - whether for good or not. But ultimately we are responsible for how we sift through all 'stuff' we are fed. You make a great case for independence. I think you have done well. emoticon

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/13/2014 9:26AM

    Truly Loved this blog especially the bit where you said "...a will and purpose of our own, to be determined by our own unfolding" That little bit there pretty much made a lightbulb just go on for me, thank you!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2014 9:49PM

    Yes, it's all about reaching out when we need to. SP is certainly a place that has helped me!

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