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Adventures of a weather wimp

Thursday, December 20, 2012



This photo was taken yesterday afternoon, after I got home from work and before the rain changed to snow.



In the pre-sunrise dawn, the snow looks so pretty and innocent. Still, I wimped on going to work, opting instead to take my time and clear it off at my own pace. I finally declared victory about 1 p.m. And since then, I've been just chilling.

The storm has moved on to trouble others, and we now have our start on the season. If you wanted a white Christmas? Well, we got one! emoticon

  
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OVERWORKEDJANET 12/22/2012 7:29AM

    A day of snow shoveling beats a day of work every time for me! I love the repetitive motion of shoveling; it can be a great workout.
Nothing better than having a running nose, snow crusted hair, wet gloves, frosty toes and then sitting with a cup of hot spiced tea watching more come down.

Alright, maybe watching someone else shovel while I drink tea might be better! emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/21/2012 8:22AM

    Hardly a wimp! We got a light dusting so it will be a
brown Christmas for us.

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ROXYZMOM 12/21/2012 6:40AM

    Wow! That was a lot of shoveling! Good for you!

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DEBRA0818 12/21/2012 6:28AM

    That's a great "before" and "after." Amazing isn't it, the change a few hours can make? Ditto with getting out there to exercise, right?!

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DALID414 12/21/2012 1:01AM

    Wow! Looks beautiful. I would have called off work too. Which is one reason I can't live any place that gets snow. Which makes me a bigger weather wimp!

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_LINDA 12/20/2012 9:41PM

    Yes, better safe then sorry! Shoveling is a great workout!
All of a sudden, you have a White Christmas! Enjoy!

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WATERMELLEN 12/20/2012 9:15PM

    Freezing rain here: yucky stuff with no redeeming value, terrible for driving and not picturesque either. Maybe tomorrow the trees will be sparkling??

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DLDMIL 12/20/2012 9:06PM

    Way to go in clearing that driveway. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 7:40PM

    WOW! Be safe

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SLENDERELLA61 12/20/2012 6:34PM

    What a difference a few hours make!! Hoping you feel safe and warm and not too stressed. Seems like you made some pretty good decisions. Take care.

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LESLIELENORE 12/20/2012 6:14PM

    We have high winds, but the rain hasn't changed to snow yet. I am expecting we too will have a white Christmas.

Merry Christmas a few days early!

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KARRENLYNN 12/20/2012 5:22PM

    So far we just got a lot of rain about an hour south of Chicago. But the temps are dropping fast so I guessing we'll be putting up a white Christmas soon too.

You did good! Merry Christmas!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/20/2012 5:00PM

  Wimp? No! Smart? DEFINITELY. DH worked from home today too. The weather this morning was rainy, but it changed to HUGE snowflakes about noon and the traffic now (looking @ the local weather) is abominadable and is going to get worse till Saturday.

In our area we have a severe winter weather warning, BUT with winds expected to get to 50 + mph and up to 10 in. of snow, they're not saying blizzard, but sure smells like one to me! Visibility is supposed to be horrid tomorrow. So, probably another work-from-home day for him.

DEFINITELY going to be a white Christmas here too.

Merry Christmas and all the very best in the coming new year.

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MOBYCARP 12/20/2012 4:04PM

    I think I'd have done the same, under your circumstances. Sometimes you have to take time to breathe instead of trying to do everything including deal with snow.

I admire your ability to clear only the part of the driveway you use. In your situation, having taken the day off anyway, I'd feel compelled to clear the entire driveway even if I didn't need the other half. I know, because now I *don't* need the other half of my driveway, and I still clear it.

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BIGDOG18 12/20/2012 3:57PM

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JSTETSER 12/20/2012 3:57PM

    I think that you're a wise woman, not a wimp!

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Bonus blog - Frosty the Cookie Jar

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


It's all Sami199's fault. She posted a link to the tongue in cheek carol "Didn't I get this last year?" And since I had come home early from work to avoid driving rush hour in slick (it's just starting to stick and turn white now, when I would have been driving home)... I just HAD to get Frosty out of the closet and put him on the buffet for the next couple of weeks. In his place of honor!

Enjoy my little Holiday giggle decoration, and Spark on!

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 12/22/2012 7:48AM

    emoticon love the blog but think the snowman is missing his hat and now I want him thanks again for sharing
Merry Christmas
V

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 8:26PM

    wow

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LINDAKAY228 12/20/2012 11:03AM

    He is so cute and multi-functional! Sometimes getting items that are regifted is really a blessing. What one person may not like another may love! Better that it was regifted to you, who truly enjoys it, than stuck in the back of a closet somewhere.

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RONNIEHUEY 12/20/2012 10:56AM

    emoticon cute

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LEANJEAN6 12/20/2012 8:18AM

    I love frosty, the cookie jar!!!----Thanks for sharing-----Hugs over the holidays----oh Spark friend--I loved hearing you!Lynda emoticon

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DEBRA0818 12/20/2012 6:37AM

    Yeah, there is NO way I would ever give that up either! His little bowl head makes it look like the cookie jar is open at all times, but we all know it's closed permanently, right?

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WEARINGTHIN 12/20/2012 6:02AM

    Way to go for not feeling you had to put Frosty to use. Quite a group of objects. Glenn

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AMANDACOETZER 12/20/2012 4:57AM

    Merry Christmas!!

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AMSPARKER 12/20/2012 3:47AM

    sooo cute, and I LOVED to hear your voice! Thank you for the vlog!

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TJCADDO 12/20/2012 1:28AM

    It's like the swiss army knife of cookie jars. I have never seen a multifunctional cookie jar before. That is one serious cookie jar.

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_LINDA 12/20/2012 12:59AM

    That is a one of a kind treasure!! I can't imagine finding that anywhere! Going to be very valuable one day, I will bet! Awesome regift!!! Not entirely sure what cookies have to do with a dip and salt and pepper shakers though. Strange indeed!

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/20/2012 12:37AM

    Frosty the cookie jar would certainly be given a very good place at my table too - I agree he is really bizarre!

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LJCANNON 12/19/2012 11:28PM

    emoticon Frosty is AMAZING!!! I cannot imagine letting him out of my hands if I ever got him!! I do think he'd probably join my other Christmas Decorations that stay out all year. I would just find different ways to include him in the Celebrations all year.
emoticon Thanks for sharing him with your Vlog!!

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MNTWINSGAL 12/19/2012 11:21PM

    I used to have a cookie jar collection....but then it just got so out of hand that I told people to please STOP giving me cookie jars. I also have a snowman collection though, so I did keep all 5 of the snowman cookie jars I had collected. Nothing as interesting as your Frosty though!

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KARIDIAN1 12/19/2012 10:58PM

    Very funny. Have never seen a cookie jar with all those "attachments" and extras.

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DLDMIL 12/19/2012 10:34PM

    very cute, and strange. Glad that he found a good home. Happy Holidays

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SAMI199 12/19/2012 9:11PM

    He is the Best Cookie Jar ever!!!! I love him & am so happy to have been in some small way a part of his return to a place of honor this festive season.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/19/2012 9:07PM

  Someday that multi-tasking Frosty is going to be on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and be worth a bazillion buck-a-roos! LOL It is adoreable. What can I say.

HUGS

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WATERMELLEN 12/19/2012 8:42PM

    Hard to understand why this kinda cookie jar hasn't swept the nation!!

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HEALTHY4ME 12/19/2012 6:58PM

    Wow he is very versatile isn't he? I have a snowman cookie jar but that's all he is LOL I enjoyed your vlog of your cookie jar!

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SPARKLISE 12/19/2012 6:41PM

    So cute! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 12/19/2012 6:33PM

    Love this strange cookie jar! Very Festive - Very Christmasy!! Stay warm and dry!!

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JSTETSER 12/19/2012 6:23PM

    merry Christmas to you!

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LESLIELENORE 12/19/2012 6:23PM

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DEBRITA01 12/19/2012 6:17PM

    Frosty is a useful, albeit unusual, little fellow. Glad he found a good home :) emoticon

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CHUM48 12/19/2012 6:06PM

    Happy Holidays to you!

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The year jar

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



When I knew my son was going to be gone during the bulk of 2012, I started putting a pebble a day into a bowl/jar... beginning January 1st. The photo above shows where the fill level is today. It's about to overflow. And that is good news, because it means probably within a month to six weeks, I'll see him again.

We all have our little devices that get us through "one day at a time". This has been one of mine. If you take each pebble in the jar, and have it represent a day of "mostly" good decisions, you are building a healthy year.

Some years, it's been star stickers on a calendar. Some years different kinds of stickers. It is one of the motivators that seemed to work for me as a kindergartner, and does even now!

So, here's to the jar getting to "full", only 13 days 'til the New Year, and time to start afresh. Wonder what next year's marker will be?

Life is good... Spark on! emoticon

  
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CTUPTON 1/2/2013 6:04PM

    What great ideas! Chris

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 8:51PM

    Give your son an extra hug. Show him your jar.

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_LINDA 12/20/2012 12:54AM

    Visual motivators are very powerful because its always right there in your face where you can't avoid seeing it! Great idea!! So glad your son will be coming home soon..

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/20/2012 12:39AM

    I might try it as I have almost managed to blog once a day fo a year now!

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KARIDIAN1 12/19/2012 11:06PM

    We have a twist on our "jar". We always buy up any dollar coins or $2 bills if we see them when we make a purchase or at the bank. The jar gets full and that is a slush fund for a special purchase or vacation spending money. I cashed it in today to pay for the guitar we had bought a few weeks ago and it was $538.

It adds up fast when you make it a game and put in a ittle at a time when we do ti that way. Now we just start over and work on filling it up again. already has a $2 bill in there as seed money to get it going.

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DSSECRETS 12/19/2012 9:30PM

    Excellent idea. I'll have to give it a shot.

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WATERMELLEN 12/19/2012 8:39PM

    Great idea: visual works!

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SHARON10002 12/19/2012 4:32PM

    This is a emoticon idea, Barb! Thanks so much for sharing it. Visualization is such a powerful tool. So very glad your son will be returning home soon! I know the rest of the family is just as excited as you are.

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KARRENLYNN 12/19/2012 4:06PM

    Great idea! I hope your son is home soon and 2013 is a great year for you.

Karen

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LINDAKAY228 12/19/2012 2:10PM

    What a wonderful creative idea! I love it!

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MRS.DOYLE 12/19/2012 2:07PM

    I might try that with coins and treat myself next Christmas.

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PRINCESSAMY 12/19/2012 1:53PM

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LESLIELENORE 12/19/2012 1:36PM

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SLENDERELLA61 12/19/2012 1:00PM

    I like that a lot. I'm gonna find something for 2013. In 2009, 2010, & 2011 I used my Weight Watcher bookmarks and monthly stars. In 2012 I just kinda forgot to collect my stars. Perhaps a daily reminder would be more effective anyway. Thanks for the idea.

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SUSANNAH31 12/19/2012 12:44PM

    What a good idea.... to actually mark the one day at a time. Thanks for sharing!

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MNTWINSGAL 12/19/2012 12:40PM

    Great idea. I'm sure your excitement builds as you watch the jar become ever closer to full.

I'm excited for you too!

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DALID414 12/19/2012 12:05PM

    I'm a visual rewarder too!

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DLDMIL 12/19/2012 11:47AM

    Glad that your son will be coming home soon. I love this visual idea, I think I will try it for 2013 for motivation.

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MIDROAD 12/19/2012 10:20AM

    What a great idea! I think I will do the pebbles too!

Thank you

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1CRAZYDOG 12/19/2012 10:02AM

  That is a FABULOUS idea! I am glad your DS will be coming home soon. GREAT NEWS!

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/19/2012 9:40AM

    emoticon blog I need to do that for my weight next year
thanks for reminding me of that I did that before and it helped so going to try it again
V

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DRB13_1 12/19/2012 9:36AM

    great visual

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MICKEYMAX 12/19/2012 9:27AM

    nifty!

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CELIAMINER 12/19/2012 9:26AM

    What a great idea! My motivation/consistency goal for December has been to sock away money for each day I exercise and stay within my calorie range. The money will go toward our next vacay.

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KANOE10 12/19/2012 9:05AM

    Great idea to keep focused and accountable. My K kids love stickers., I am happy your son is coming soon. Here is to a new healthy year.

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CONCHA77 12/19/2012 8:41AM

    I am so excited for you! You will have your son home with you soon.
Love your idea with the stones. Now you got me thinking! emoticon

May your cup overflow next year too. Hugs.

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MAGGIE101857 12/19/2012 8:41AM

    Another great idea from a great lady! Thanks for sharing!!! I seem to start these with the best of intentions and then it gets tucked away in my piles of "things to do"!

Time for a fresh start and a new year!!!

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SUNNY332 12/19/2012 8:37AM

    I loved this, Barb, and continue to pray for your Soldier's safe return.

Do have a very Blessed day.

Sunny

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BETHANYBOUND 12/19/2012 8:23AM

    I am working on enjoying the uniqueness of each day. There will never be another today with the people in our lives, the weather etc. So I am trying to be grateful for each wonderful individual day in my life. Prayers for your son and a joyful holiday.

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J-ALEXIS 12/19/2012 8:12AM

    I am delighted for you that you will be seeing your son in a few short weeks! That is wonderful news!!

I also love your idea! Using beautiful, shiny, colorful stones like you chose is a gorgeous reminder of what taking care of our miraculous bodies and living life to the fullest can mean to ourselves and those that love us.

Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea!!!

Again, I am truly delighted that you will be seeing your son soon!!! Enjoy!!!!!

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DEBRA0818 12/19/2012 8:02AM

    What a great idea for 2013 -- the Year of Living Healthfully! I'm on my way to the store to get those stickers now!

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Stress management on the treadmill

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I read my niece's facebook status this morning where she mentioned she NEEDED to get out and run this morning. I knew how she felt. Because I get that "coiled spring" feeling, when... I NEED to run... even if it's on a treadmill.

Tonight, after working longer than intended, I needed to get on that treadmill. And I did. Feel soooo much better now. There is still a snowstorm on the way. Work is still crazy. But I have had my time of sweat, my shower, and am now in my jammies typing this before heading to bed, where I fully expect to sleep very well.

Life is good. Keep Sparking! emoticon

  
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ROXYZMOM 12/21/2012 7:13AM

    I need to do the same thing! Thanks for the motivation!

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KARIDIAN1 12/19/2012 11:07PM

    Hope you don't get too much snow.

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WATERMELLEN 12/19/2012 8:42PM

    Certainly recognized that "coiled spring" feeling: time to MOVE!!

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SLENDERELLA61 12/19/2012 1:20PM

    the best stress management there is!!!! Good for you!!

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OPTIMIST1948 12/19/2012 12:22PM

    Treadmill time is "catch up on daytime TV" time

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 12/19/2012 8:45AM

    I am really enjoying the treadmill desk I have. While I can't stand to run on a treadmill, I can use the desk and walk while working on report (I work mostly at home). It's nice to be able to get in extra activity.

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SWEDE_SU 12/19/2012 4:37AM

    boy, do i know that feeling. gotta run... gotta walk... gotta clear the brain.

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AMSPARKER 12/19/2012 3:35AM

    It's amazing that our bodies actual crave that exercise, just like they crave chocolate cake!

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_LINDA 12/19/2012 1:13AM

    Right there with you! I feel I can go for hours when I am on the elliptical and great music is playing on my digital cable channel!
I hope your forecast is wrong and you don't get that much snow. But if it is, enjoy your snow day at home! Shoveling is great exercise although maybe everyone will need to hire a bulldozer :P
Hope you had a good sleep!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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PATRICIAAK 12/19/2012 12:38AM

    super

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MNTWINSGAL 12/18/2012 11:35PM

    Wishing you sweet dreams and a day full of energy tomorrow!

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ISHIIGIRL 12/18/2012 10:02PM

    I understand that feeling so well. When I haven't had a run in a few days and I see someone out running, I can't help put feel running withdrawals and I think, I NEED to run!

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KICKINGKILOS 12/18/2012 9:59PM

    Its weird but I too enjoy the "ME" time on the treadmill.
Its not a fast walk but I do love it;)
Good for you girl!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2012 9:46PM

  I "get it"!

We have about 3 in. already on the ground. Supposed to stop tonight, then resumetomorrow. It is supposed to majorly snow tomorrow thru Thursday, so doesn't look like much outdoor walking. LOTS of shoveling, but that's to be expected here.

HUGS! Glad you got that "coil unsprung!"

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DALID414 12/18/2012 9:42PM

    It's that itch that only a run can scratch. I get it too.

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Now here's where the "don't get cocky" phrase comes in.

Monday, December 17, 2012

I survived Saturday just fine. Sunday, not so much. In fact, everything was going well Sunday until I started in on packing the last box for Afghanistan. This one will race his departure date to get there. If it arrives before he departs, he gets to drink the coffee. If not, he'll have to come share mine while his replacement drinks the coffee and eats the jerky and crackers.

Anyway, somewhere in the process of packing that box, and thinking about the cookies I sent in the last one, something snapped and I mixed up my last stick of butter into cookie dough. A small batch, mind you... but I got myself started down the road I don't like the end of.

So, this morning, back to rational behavior. The blood bank at noon... success in donating, which makes me feel good. And on with the rest of my life.

No beating myself up. But back to remembering what I really want, remembering those things I cannot control (like whether my son gets the job he wants back here stateside), and letting God do His own job!

So today has been a good day, and now we look forward to the first Winter Storm of the season... can you believe it's this late? Predicted for Wednesday. Droughts are nasty in some ways, but they have kept us with safer driving conditions for a longer time. Now it's time to settle in to Winter for sure.

Spark on, friends near and far! Life IS good! emoticon

  
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OPTIMIST1948 12/19/2012 12:20PM

    We cannot be perfect all the time. Follow the 80/20 rule. Annd if the package doesnt make it to Afganistan in time, well, you just earned yourself some karmic points!

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LILPAT3 12/19/2012 11:21AM

    The weather here was in the 70's until 9 days ago and it has been a roller coaster since. emoticon

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DLDMIL 12/18/2012 10:26PM

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MJZHERE 12/18/2012 10:32AM

  "Letting God do his own job." Love it. How hard this is for moms. I am sure He needs help - how silly I am. There with you - love how you pick yourself up.

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ALOHAEV1 12/18/2012 8:25AM

    Hugs Friend!

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 12/18/2012 7:52AM

    I hope you get the moisture. At this point they don't think it will move far enough south for my part of Kansas to get any measurable snow.

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DEBRA0818 12/18/2012 5:43AM

    The fact that you had an off day is a testimony to the rising stresses caused by having your only child half way around the world in a dangerous place. The fact that you were able to get back on track after one small slip is a testimony to the very good place you are in physically and emotionally. Deo gratis.

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MRS.DOYLE 12/18/2012 3:03AM

    We can all be excused one short fall off the wagon. Yours only lasted a day....so that's brilliant.

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PATRICIAAK 12/18/2012 12:14AM

    one step backward, two steps forward

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GREENGENES 12/17/2012 10:52PM

    Just keep repeating that last line. Life IS Good!

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KARIDIAN1 12/17/2012 10:28PM

    The cookies sound good, and i hope your box arrives in time for your son. Our storm last week made driving here miserable for Monday and Tuesday. Now we have all the mushy slush frozen on the sidewalks and sides streets.

Maggie isn't fond of the crunchy snow either when she goes outside in the back yard. Hope your storm turns out to be a big nothing storm.

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EBEAMS 12/17/2012 10:23PM

    It's hard to not try and take personal responsibility/control for what God is in charge of, especially when it comes to our kids. I agree with you to give yourself a break and start fresh in the morning ... or right now ... nothing worth having is free ... it comes with hard work and sacrifice. You can do it!

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BESTSUSIEYET 12/17/2012 10:20PM

    We have our first Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday, too. Crazy weather! About 50% below normal in snow so far. I'm surprised it's not worse! Good job remembering what you REALLY want ... Those short term pleasures are really are not worth the long term set backs, right?! You are a wise woman, and a disciplined one. I'm sure you will do well! Merry Christmas, my friend!

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LJCANNON 12/17/2012 9:54PM

    emoticon Sending Warm Hugs!! They are talking Snow on Christmas here, too. I will believe it when I see it!! I believe the Cold Front arrived this evening!!

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_LINDA 12/17/2012 9:32PM

    Sorry for the stress overload slip up -at least it was small. Here is hoping your son does get a job stateside, what a load off your shoulders that would be to have him home safe at last.
First snow on Wed, hmm, if your weather people are as accurate as the ones here, maybe you will get a heat wave instead :P
I hope your work week goes better..
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ROXYZMOM 12/17/2012 9:10PM

    So much to do this time of year, it's like we are on overdrive! You subconsciously gave yourself a break!

Hope you have a great week!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2012 8:57PM

  New day, fresh start! HUGS

good luck to your son that he gets the job he wants stateside!!!

We're expecting a storm here later this week too. NOT ready1 But guess Mother Nature is.

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MOBYCARP 12/17/2012 8:56PM

    Small batch of cookie dough, small recovery. You can do this. One day at a time, not borrowing trouble from tomorrow or next week.

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SLENDERELLA61 12/17/2012 8:33PM

    Understandable. Anticipation. Remembering. Stress for sure. Thank you for sharing. I know I'm not alone. Wise to remember what you (we) really want and no sense beating yourself (or myself) up. You've had so much success, but can't take it for granted. It is each day, each meal, each opportunity to bite or lick or sip or slurp.

I don't have to tell you that you can do it. You are doing it. Maintenance years are mounting up. Don't have to be perfect. Just determined. You are one of the most determined people I've ever met!!!

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DEBRITA01 12/17/2012 8:31PM

    Lots to process lately. Glad you are back at it again today, remembering what you want, and letting yesterday stay in the past. emoticon

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