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Busy day off
Sunday, August 30, 2020      1 comments

July and August have blown by so quickly! My sister, who lives near Denver, and her kids came to visit last month and we had a day on the lake with our brothers, who both have boats. My SIL took several pictures and captured some great shots o... Read more
44th year
Sunday, July 05, 2020      5 comments

Yesterday was my birthday, so I'm officially 44 now. My kids came over (it's their week with their dad) and we took a little road trip. We went to Ikea - I love going there periodically and I needed a small stock pot. I was very happy that th... Read more
June 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020      1 comments

Still living life.. None of my close friends nor family have contracted COVID-19, so I'm very grateful for that. Fully employed, so I can pay my bills for the most part :o) 2 weeks ago, I decided to take a mini-vacation with my 3 kids. W... Read more
New normal?
Saturday, April 25, 2020      1 comments

I continue to feel grateful that my kids and I are healthy and I'm gainfully employed. My employer has been extremely active in putting measures in place to keep us safe. Last week, we started taking employee temperatures prior to entering the... Read more
Feeling grateful
Sunday, April 05, 2020      1 comments

I feel very grateful for so many things: 1. I am an essential employee so I'm still working, receiving a full pay check and I go to work so I get social interaction at a safe distance. 2. I can afford groceries and pay all of my bills. 3... Read more
Monday, March 23, 2020      3 comments

It's been a long time since I wrote anything. I'm at my highest weight in a long time, from a combination of my metabolism/thyroid not cooperating, sedentary job and snacking, I just need to commit to something. My 3 kids are off from sch... Read more
Thursday, July 04, 2019      2 comments

I officially turn 43 today. That number seems older than I actually think I am! Last night I rang in my birthday with fireworks with a good friend's family. It was a nice start to my birthday feeling happy and being surrounded by great people... Read more
May: Life is Good
Saturday, May 25, 2019      2 comments

This month has been flying by so fast. I was supposed to start my new job on Monday 5/13 but the background check and drug test were completed quickly so I was given the option to start on Thursday 5/9. My benefits won't start until my 31st da... Read more
Ending April on a good note
Friday, April 26, 2019      2 comments

The last few months have been a roller coaster. My position was eliminated at work and I decided to take the severance package after 20 years. My emotions have been all over the place..which unfortunately also helped my weight be all over the ... Read more
Sunday, March 03, 2019      5 comments

So my job was eliminated last month and I elected the severance package, which will be about 24 weeks of pay. I applied for a few jobs and had some interviews for one position last week - phone interview on Monday and onsite interview on Tuesda... Read more
Plot Twist
Sunday, February 10, 2019      2 comments

Definitely had a plot twist on Friday. Toward the end of the day, I was told to go to the human resources manager's office. I joked with 2 of my employees that I was getting fired. I get to the office and the manager is present along with the... Read more
Productive day 2/2/19
Saturday, February 02, 2019      1 comments

I work up way too early this morning. I usually get up between 3-4 AM for work and I struggle with sleeping in on my days off. Most of the time, I can lie in bed for another hour or so but rarely can I shut off my brain to get back to sleep. ... Read more
Wednesday, January 30, 2019      5 comments

Last Friday afternoon, my rowing machine arrived. I got a really good deal on it - $549 instead of $999. My 9 year old daughter helped me assemble it and we both tested it out. We both love it! I did 45 minutes on Saturday, 30 minutes on Sun... Read more
Is 2019 my year?
Friday, January 25, 2019      6 comments

What am I really waiting for to make lasting changes that will improve my overall health and well-being? Have I eliminated enough "noise" from my life so I can create a realistic course of action an follow through? I'm really not sure at this ... Read more
Sunday, November 11, 2018      3 comments

It's been such a busy month thus far. My big project is updating my bedroom: paint, outlets, ceiling fan, window treatments, furniture and bedding. I bought my furniture online and when it delivered, we realized I forgot to buy the box spring.... Read more

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