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TGIF!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Had a few small snacks more than I normally would have - but hopefully the 1/2 hr. or so worth of dancing will make up for ut! (Splitting a sub between lunch and dinner helped as well!)

This dancing event will be an extended one (through Sunday noon) so I intend to get as much as I can for the money, no matter what!

Rain has let up and will be out of the way in time for the rest of the weekend - area was "dodged the bullet" as worse conditions were previously forecast.........so I can say:

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Enjoy your Friday, Sparkies!

  
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CATTUTT 10/24/2014 9:27PM

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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ICECUB 10/24/2014 7:40PM

    HAVE A WONDERUFUL WEEKEND

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/24/2014 2:45PM

    Sounds like fun!

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GORDON66 10/24/2014 8:48AM

  Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Leslie

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ELRIDDICK 10/24/2014 7:08AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Feel like I'm still climbing that "hump" of a day.........

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This may be long, so just a warning.........

This was *quite* the Wednesday!

Started with - finally - getting word on the situation that has been concerning me for a while........and the word was, in general, quite promising!

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I'm not holding out unusual hope - no guarantees here, of course - but just knowing that I can continue on for a while is a $#!@# good start - so I'll take that gratefully! Of course, I will continue with every other activity I'm in on to the best of my professional abilities!

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And then - sigh........the "reality check* - when I came home mid-day and saw the unfolding tragedy in Canada on the news............and it hit me hard - harder than I figured on.......

(introspective mode on)

I need to explain - but I don't want to run the risk of making this post "all about me".......that being said, I couldn't help but think about some of the other bizarre parallels between horrible events and my ongoing "work to keep working"........

* 9/11/2001 - my first unemployed day *EVER* - the whole day was so surreal - I vaguely remember taking a call or two on a job prospect, but needless to say a lot of the conversations were about *anything but*..........I can look back on that day and say that at least I was able to lie down and rest at home for a bit, because that ended up being quite necessary due to the stress of the day......

* 4/15/2013 - my first day on the job as "taste-tester" - the Boston bombing.......

* Yesterday (10/22/14) - significant good word on my other current position - and the Canada tragedy..........

Sure puts my personal efforts into a quite different perspective, for what it's worth......

(introspective mode off)

I came home to another rough situation - seems the spouse, in his ongoing attempts to clean out the house to help him deal with his allergy/asthma situation, had a book closet collapse (not on him, fortunately - no injury - just a $#!@# mess - looked like the Tazmanian Devil from Looney Toons took over the room!)........made an emergency purchase of a replacement cabinet (which looks fairly good despite my initial skepticism based on the picture on the cover)..........

In light of all this - I stayed strong regardless of the "Raspberry Rage" cake - I *did* take a piece yesterday, but a very, *very* small sliver - and that satisfied me just fine!

OK - that's enough blogging now - computer was very uncooperative this morning so I'm scrambling to catch up on my usual things before I have to take off for the day.........this evening starts a nice extended weekend dance event (I'll join the family for the evenings today and tomorrow - still need to keep that pay comin' in)........am definitely looking forward to it!

Enjoy your Thursday, Sparkies! (And let's keep Ottawa (and the rest of Canada, too) in our best thoughts, wishes and prayers!)

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/23/2014 10:32AM

    Hope you have a better day today. I pray for Canada and hope this is the end of those attacks. We live in scary times but, like you, we have to go on and live our lives.

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PATTYKLAVER 10/23/2014 8:58AM

    Reality checks sure do take the wind out of us. Hoping things go smoothly for you today.

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ICECUB 10/23/2014 7:34AM

    emoticon TERRIBLE EVENTS FOR SURE.

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LEANJEAN6 10/23/2014 7:26AM

    shocking for sure

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Best wishes, thoughts and prayers to our Canadian Sparkies......

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Words fail me at this time, but I want to at least give whatever virtual support I can......

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ICECUB 10/22/2014 6:31PM

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WIFE48 10/22/2014 4:49PM

    Tragic. Wishing all of Canada the best.

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KRYSSCOTT 10/22/2014 3:39PM

    Oh my,

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JTREMBATH 10/22/2014 1:41PM

    I am sure there is a lot of support out there. emoticon

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ALICIA214 10/22/2014 1:05PM

 


Shocking news to wake up to, not something we are used to..

emoticon for your support, it is much appreciated...

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Post-"rage" :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Am handling the "Raspberry Rage" cake well - had a very, *very* small sliver with lunch yesterday - and that's *it*! Eating plans are pretty well in place for the most part for the next day or two - will need to get some yogurt (my usual fave flavor, of course).......

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Am crossing fingers on a specific situation that is concerning me - I *think* things will work out in my favor in the end, but having to wait until the last minute for confirmation is driving me absolutely *nuts*! WHY do people do this? Sheesh!

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Am looking forward to a nice weekend event - we almost skipped this due to finances, but with some forethought, planning and "juggling around", we got it to happen! I have to meet up with folks part of the time so as not to lose needed funds, but that's find since the event is local to my afternoon gig - a relatively quick highway jaunt and I'm there, good to go and essentially "golden"!

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Enjoy your "hump day", Sparkies!

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KRYSSCOTT 10/22/2014 3:34PM

    Ya have to love it when everything turns out right in the end....

Have fun at your event this weekend!

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/22/2014 12:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on the "juggling around". Hope you have a great time.


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ICECUB 10/22/2014 8:17AM

    HOPE THINGS DO WORK OUT IN YOUR FAVOR. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

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Raspberry Rage!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'm not sure I'll even get 100 points today.......

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Still on "pins and needles" regarding a situation - heard something yesterday that's making me question things even more!

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As to the family act of sabotage (yep, there was another one yesterday - specifically, the purchase of an admittedly *AWESOME* pudding cake)...........I believe I have a plan in place to handle that responsibly.....had a very small piece last night, and will plan the rest of my meals so I can skip that for a while (with the hope that most of the rest of it will disappear at the hands of others)..........

And get this! The name given to the cake......"Raspberry Rage"!

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Now I could take this in two ways: 1) my raging over the purchase of the cake, or 2) "hey - you give me that raspberry cake or I'll *rage*"!

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Enjoy your Tuesday, Sparkies!

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MAVERICKDR 10/21/2014 7:29PM

    I'm having some frozen raspberries right now...one by one, and hoping the rage fades into nothingness.

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/21/2014 4:16PM

    We all have those times. I still have a choice, and sometimes I choose to eat whatever the treat is. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 10/21/2014 10:42AM

    Sometimes, it is not as simple as just saying no. Of course you can always say no, but sometimes not at the expense of not hurting someone elses feelings. Two weekends ago my aunt brought over fried chicken and a German chocolate cake. Of course I had some because she went out of her way to make it and tote it over here. The key for me was eating slowly and keeping up the conversation. As long as there was still food on my plate then she didn't try and put anything else on there. Since your cake was Raspberry Rage i'm thinking that someone was trying to be nice to you. So having a small piece was not uncalled for, however I did the same as you with the rest of the chocolate cake, leave it in the fridge, it will be gone before you know it.

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GORDON66 10/21/2014 9:43AM

  I make old fashioned oatmeal and add raspberries as it's cooking. Just the best!!!

Leslie

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TERRI289 10/21/2014 9:05AM

    We had marble pudding cake last night..nom nom nom....just a little piece! Gotta keep busy..have a great day and look for some fruit!!! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 10/21/2014 8:41AM

  Who purchased the cake? Assuming it wasn't you, tell them to eat their cake.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/21/2014 8:39AM

    Willpower!!!!! You've got it!

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ICECUB 10/21/2014 8:21AM

    I WOULD SAY THANK YOU BUT NO THANKS. RASPBERRY RAGE DOES SOUND TEMPTING.

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PUPPIES4ME 10/21/2014 7:26AM

    Simply say THANK YOU but NO thank you. You are in control of the things that you want to change in your life to be successful YOU CAN DO IT my sparking friend.

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