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1/13/20 7:02 P

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Just to let you guys know I may not be on for a few days as ordering my new window l0 computer and not sure when it is coming. Window 7 will stop downloading tomorrow and I don't want to get hacked. Emails may be ok but going on Spark is a web site. So if you do not see me you know why. I will miss you guys and anxious to get back soon.

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1/13/20 7:01 P

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Jackie just mentioned it and I answered her back. But the conversation is usually not about weather unless someone brings it up. Actually General Discussion can be anything. Too many topics sometimes are hard to remember or find as others are added. I would be happy if someone just chatted no matter where.

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1/13/20 8:42 A

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Not if I can help it, sister! This chick is a fighter! I don't and won't take things lying down. I'm not just going to set back and let life happen. I'll continue doing everything in my power to keep my health agility and mobility.

I've noticed that everybody is posting weather here on the chat. I guess you haven't found the separate thread for this.

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THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
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1/13/20 8:33 A

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It is 35 here now at 8:30. It was great with two 70 days but understand short lived as next week back to 30 and maybe snow.

Yes, life can change quickly. When my husband was working he hurt his back and could never go back and he was on disability and it was hard making ends meet with only me working. But we made it. I used to put 5.00 away in envelopes for bills and only went out to eat on my birthday or anniv.

When you reach the 60 you will find life will change again and not for the better. Just wait till you get to the 80. Enjoy life now while you can. There are mornings I get up and can not function and others where I can. So you take each day as it comes.

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1/13/20 7:24 A

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Good morning!

Jester, so sorry about hubby's hand I hope it heals quickly.

Thanks for the warmer weather Camey. I have yet to step outside to see what it's actually like.


I'm in for a very hectic workday today so I'll say a quick good morning and I'll see you later this evening.


Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/14/2020 (08:15)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Yesterday was a warm 65 here, but today it's 33 at 5:30 am.
My husband hurt his hand at work on Thursday, and I missed work for Thursday & Friday. He had hand surgery and is now recovering at home.
Life changes so quickly.



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1/12/20 11:34 A

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Another 70 day today. Sending some warm air up to you. Tonight we go back to the 40 again and later next week back to winter and the 30 range. Crazy weather and we might get a snow storm. We have been lucky.

Valentine day is approaching and I need to get some for the kids and dh birthday is creeping up in March. Keeping track of birthdays is easy if on the calendar.

Another arthritis morning hard getting started.

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1/11/20 11:10 A

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I wish! It's - 32 here and with the windchill -40!

Good morning all!

I hope you've had not a too rough a week and that your weekend will be a relaxing and enjoyable one.

My week wasn't without its bad experiences but overall I made it the best one I could under the circumstances.
Headed into the weekend, of course, I'll be catching up on everything, my chores, laundry and writing.
I'm already at it with laundry and scrubbing. Walt's going to be rearranging and organizing his office today with the change out of his new gaming computer and gadgets.
That's pretty much my day today.

I already know what Camey is doing. What's everyone else got going on?

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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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1/11/20 10:37 A

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Would you believe it is 60 out and tomorrow 67 but windy. I awoke again this morning acking with the arthritis. Took the Tylenol helps a little not much as my system seems to have gotten used to it.

Washing again every other day it seems. Not doing much with computer as waiting for my new one for my friend to get for me.

The board seems quiet lately. Seems only Abby, Jackie, you and me.

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1/10/20 8:11 P

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A better day today. She was concentrating on transcribing her recording from a meeting into the news. So she was preoccupied with the better part of the day! So without any interruptions or hinderances, I actually got far more accomplished. I can actually go into my weekend and enjoy it without crying myself to sleep.

Walt's brand new gaming computer arrived yesterday so he'll be busy setting that up while I get my Saturday cleaning and laundry caught up!

So tonight I'm going to have my dinner put away a few things that need doing and go crash with hubby!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/10/20 9:47 A

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I'll check into it Camey Thanks


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/10/20 9:27 A

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It is too bad you can not get a job somewhere else. She knows you will not leave her. I don't think she could get anyone to replace you. Problem something you can not do. But think about it is it worth a heart attack working for her. I would not work under that pressure. I would get sick for sure

. There are jobs on the computer that you could do at home. Search for them. You can write for newspapers too and get money. I made l000 in a year and I was working as a secretary 8 hours a day too. I did it at night.

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1/9/20 8:55 P

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Just another day I'd like to forget

I won't go into any great detail but to say I'm just so weary, so tired of the stress my employer puts me under on top of the pressure I'm already under to meet or surpass previous goals. I do it almost every week but it just never seems to be enough for her.
Every day I go into work with a mixed feeling of good expectations and dread of her scrutiny and criticisms.
She's always on me about making sales calls. FINALLY, I said to her. The reason you don't hear me on the phone making sales calls is that every time I do you're in the background telling me what to say and how to say it. you don't think the client doesn't hear that. They do and it makes me look incompetent.
Her reaction?
Then you'll just have to become competent, won't you.
I just turned and walked away.
Talk about blow your mind She just doesn't get it. It went right over her head!


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/7/20 10:11 A

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Have fun in work. LOL

Today I am going to cherish the day as it is sunny and no dampness and the arthritis has gone to sleep for a day. Be glad when warm weather comes and I can walk with my legs again. Winter they hurt so much.

Heard from my friend as he checked some computers for me and I just got back to him and told him I want a new one not used on a one year warranty. So he is checking more. Then he will install when he finds one. I have to change Norton from one computer to another another pain in the neck. I used to be able to get Norton on the web and talk but now they have questions with answers and no phone number. another pain.

Not working on book or sending out till new computer is installed. Have to work on income tax another pain. And of course filling system for new year. So much to do and so little time.

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1/7/20 9:51 A

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It's been a whirlwind morning! Up at the crack of dawn, animals all looked after, a load of laundry done, the house tidied and the garbage and recycling all taken out to go to the curb tonight.

Now I'm headed for the office to put a paper to bed and start selling ads for next week's paper!

TFN!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/5/20 5:03 P

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I am waiting for my friend to get my new computer with l0 as can not up date on this one too old as 9 years. we tried it and no up dates came. so not sure how long I will be off after Jan l4 but I will be back with new computer as soon as my friend finds one and put it in for me.



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1/5/20 5:01 P

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It is so sad when we age and can not drive anymore. You did the right thing.

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1/5/20 4:10 P

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A very different day yesterday.
On the way home from Red Deer last night after just leaving Stettler we encountered a driver that for all intents and purposes seemed impaired. He was all over the highway and his speeds ranged anywhere between 60 - 120 Kms! He almost hit the ditch numerous times. We were so nervous that he was going to hit an oncoming car!

So I put in the call to 911 and reported it giving them the make of the truck colour and license plate. I made at least three other calls with updates The last one let them know that he had pulled off the road and was behind the restaurant just off the highway.

We followed him and literally had to cut him off to make him stop. When he finally did my 6 ft, 4" friend, Leslie stepped out of the car and made a citizens arrest. The RCMP did show up and we gave her our full report and then we were allowed to leave.

Turns out the fella wasn't impaired but he was 81 years old and his eyesight is so poor He shouldn't be night driving!. So they are going to take his license from him send it in for review and possible lose it altogether. Poor fellow but it'll keep others on the road safer.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
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1/5/20 11:03 A

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Was suppose to go to the wake of one of my best friend but so windy here barrels are blowing all over the yard and I awoke with pains again in legs and back. Be glad when winter is over.

Take it easy. Remember Rome was not built in a day.

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1/4/20 10:59 P

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Hope you made it through the day dear friend.
We had a very interesting day with our trip to Red Deer.
But it’s late and it’s too long of a story to tell tonight. I’m tired and in serious need to call it a day. See you in the morning.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/4/20 12:11 P

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Not weathering the aches and pains with arthritis and dampness today.

Off to get his lunch as I hear him crying he is hungry. Been doing my mail.

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1/4/20 9:24 A

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Good morning all,

Had me a busy New year's day but just at home. Didn't even make a special celebratory dinner. We had homemade pizza.

Then, of course, it was back to work for two days. I did get a lot accomplished for next week's paper.

today we're off to Red Deer for Walter's eye appointment amongst other things.

I, of course, have been up since 4 so that I have all of my Saturday laundry and cleaning done before I leave. Mission accomplished and a hot shower to boot.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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12/29/19 6:34 P

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emoticon ladies! It's going to be a GREAT start to a new year here!

My energy levels are just flying today! It'll just be Walt and I. but I'll still make our New Years' dinner and have our celebratory glass of wine. In the meantime, Walt has done the outdoor snow blowing and shovelling and I'm tackling the house with a vengeance and I do mean with a vengeance. I'm doing some serious nitty-gritty cleaning pitching tossing scrubbing every corner there is! My house is going to start out with great Karma for 2020 and stay that way.

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey
Last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot

Let's give them a strong voice this year! Come to share your day, your accomplishments, your struggles too! Let's really be in support of each other!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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12/28/19 10:27 A

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Last night my ear blocked on me and got dizzy. Having problem with it today as it blocks and unblocks. This time of the year always problems with something or other. I have sinus all the time that bother me.

Well, every third day washing clothes so they are waiting for me to go in the dryer and tomorrow will do the sheets, and towels either tomorrow or Monday. We are expecting a mix of snow and sleept Monday into Tuesday so I won't be going anywhere.

The NYE will come and go without a knowledgement from me. Just have to remember 2020 on checks for bills.

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12/28/19 8:33 A

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yeah, the holidays will do that. I, on the other hand, don't have family gatherings to go to. It's just Walt and me so I eat as I normally would so if anything I stayed the same throughout the holidays.

Well, I HAD plans of sleeping in a little later, like say 6 am, but my Bagera apparently had other plans. So rather than go back to bed I stayed up and got a few things done before I take off to Red Deer today and get my glasses!
So, I need to slip out and fill the car up and grab a couple of things I forgot at the office when I left last night. That's pretty much going to be my day.

So, we shall see how the day goes and how late I get back. Bestie wants to go see the new Starwars matinee movie too.

So have a great day everyone! Stay on track, stay gold.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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12/27/19 10:19 A

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I put some weight on with 3 parties so I am off to a great start today with oatmeal for breakfast so far. No more sweets anymore. This summer have a list of stuff coming up, wedding, confirmations, communion, graduation, etc. So working fast.

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12/27/19 9:53 A

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Well now, good morning!

I trust everyone had a lovely and exciting Christmas.

I've been very busy this morning setting myself up for success in 2020. Oh yes! Already on top of it. No procrastinating for this ole' gal!

I've put in all my updated information and started to actually use the food tracker, calorie counter and fitness tracker. If I have my calculations correct I've figured out calories in calories burned per week if my body co-operates I should lose 2-3 pounds a week!

I'm planning a trip home to Ontario at the end of July and I want a substantial amount of fat gone!

Anyway, it's now off to work for the day.

So, let's start setting ourselves up for success now and get geared for the ultimate weight loss year!

See you later!

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I got a wonderful surprise tonight. Landon walked in and gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
I am charging my camera so I can take a picture.

My maid of honor went to oncologist today and he sent her to a surgeon for a date for operation and then she has to take a cat scan and go back to the oncologist before the operation. He said they will go in and try to get it all out, if not they will take it from there. Scary.

Anyway Merry xmas everyone.

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I never did either. I don't want to call her daughter to find out if she passed yet. She told me it could be a few hours or days. She will call me when she sends her casket to Mass for burial and a wake.

Been washing clothes and forgot to chg beds so did that today and sheets are in dryer now.
Baskets are empties as trash comes tomorrow and it goes out tonight and I need a rest before the family gets together tonight.

We just had the family xmas party with all and now it is immediate family with grandkids, son and dil and open gifts and then xmas at son's house and I am tired.

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Oh, my, I've never heard of that.


I managed it. I have EVERYTHING done, caught up. I slipped out this afternoon and finished up and got the last of the few things I would need.
Most of my day has been spent updating ev3rything for the new year now. It takes a lot of doing so I'll still be working on it the next couple of days.

it's been foggy all day. Not a thick fog but enough to create a mist on the cars.

I'm getting anxious because Walt's Christmas gift hasn't gotten here yet and I ordered it well in advance! I'm going to be very very disappointed if it doesn't get here by Tuesday!

I'm going to need to make dinner here shortly but wanted to pop in quickly.

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Found out a CDisc is a fatal infection of the colon.

Sorry about your aunt. Just makes the holidays sad.

Had our family xmas party last night and Landon helped me into the house so I would not fall. What a sweetheart he is and Alexis comforted me because of my friend. How can you get so lucky to have them.

The great niece, 7 years old was selling the cookies again so we got caught up in buying some so she could get the prizes she wanted. She loved the stuffed dog I got here and other presents but mostly the stuffed one got the most attention. LOL

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I know how you're feeling Camey. I just lost my aunt Fern, another of mom's sisters to Alzheimer's last week. Not a very nice Christmas "present" either. So my heart goes out to you.
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It'll be a typical day here for me. I managed to "sleep" until 6:45. Whoop! Now I've been up and have everything on the go, cleaning, laundry. So far three rooms are done and one load of laundry left. Right now I get to sit and enjoy a cup of Dandelion coffee and toasted garlic bread, tomato and Havarti cheese with jalapeno peppers. YUM!
Trying to accomplish it all between today and tomorrow so that I can actually totally relax for Christmas day and Boxing day.

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Not in a happy mood today. One of my best friends is dying. She has a c disc whatever that is.
I have to look it up. We grew up together. It has something to do with bleeding from the bowel and they did not mention cancer but it could be. The other best friend has colon cancer and going for operation and the 3rd one had open heart surgury. I have that pliminary tumor in my head and who know who will be next. Spoiled my xmas.

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Yesterday, I relaxed and today is towels and clothes and we have snow falling so no errands done outside. Need to get to BJ and grocery shopping. We are going to clear tomorrow but it will be very cold so could be slippery outside.

Saw on the news where a truck went through a house and pinned a woman under who was watching tv. Scary.

Also some states here got tornardos. I hate the winter witht he cold and icy roads. Snow on the lawn is fine but not on roadways or sidewalks for old people.

Getting up early at my age is out of the question as I want to sleep. Good you can still do it but you are still young even though you are saying you are getting old.

Jackie any chance you get to relax and write is a good time especially if you enjoy it. I am still going through publishers who publish and their books to find something like the one I have.
It is romance but not a lot of romance so no sure if it would fit into romance but I may try it.


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It'll be a typical day here for me. I managed to "sleep" until 4:45. An extra 3/4 of an hour Whoop! Now I've been up and have everything taken care of so I get to sit and enjoy a cup of Folgers and pop in to say good morning before I'm off again.

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The school has been canceled due to an upcoming storm. No complaints here!
My phone died, and I need to drive to Keene (a 65-mile round trip) to get it fixed.

It will be a quiet day. I could get some writing in!



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I have errands today. Tomorrow is going to be nasty into Wed morning. So most likely will have to wash. With the winter floors get dirty and dust flies around with the heat on not to mention allergies.

Spiders are coming in to hide from the cold and if I can reach them they are dead meat.
Saw a bug on one of my cups and got some tissue and he went down the john. Hate creachers coming into the house.

My rabbit comes at 4 or 5 to eat and the wessail comes later. He eats rabbits and all sort of small stuff. If I put the light on the rabbit runs and hids so now I leave it off as think he is more safer in the dark.

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Oh my! It's been a day and so much more accomplished than I thought I would.

Some of what I got done I was actually going to leave and do over the Christmas break but I thought, na, let's see how much of it I can get done before then so I don't have to use my holiday to be cleaning, organizing etc.

So, today I managed to totally Spring clean the spare room, which included scrubbing beds, mattresses and flipping them. The rear entrance/laundry room got an overhaul. The laundry got done. There was extra because Wlat brought home two bags of gloves and jackets he wanted to be washed. While that was going I reorganized my upper and lower cupboards in the kitchen, got all of my bulk shopping from Costco yesterday portioned and put away.

A whole lot less to do over the holidays! My back is throbbing with an ache, but not in pain like I used to be!
Oh and one and a half blogs are written!

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Good morning!

Just very busy getting things caught up because of being gone yesterday.
There's a new blog post in the WHAT MOTIVATES YOU IN BECOMING THE HEALTHIEST YOU? FORUM
I REVAMNT THE ORIGINAL. YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE A READ.

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Jackie I love to walk but my legs get tired now. As for hicking I don't think I can do that but you have fun.

Hi Abby and Marian and Jan. Have a merry xmas. And you too Jackie.

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Thanks Mannie! Today I'll finish a Christmas photo book for the grandies, then I'm going hiking!



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Marian a early xmas present she is giving you. Milk it for as long as you can. I got all the neighbors treats out to them and now find I have a dz eggs and do the l7th so will make devil eggs for lunch with salad and bake some more cookies for freezer and take to our family xmas party and probably use some in meat loaf Sunday and two will remain so will just throw them out.

Jackie it is hard enough doing stuff at my age and I am home so trying to deal with school and your boss and mom is not easy. Don't let it spoil your xmas.



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Congratulations on your sales.
That is amazing.
I hope that your Christmas stress is less.
Mine will be less once I get the grandkid's Christmas presents in the mail!
The books from Amazon will be early.
The homemade gifts may be late.



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I have all my baking to do yet. I bought premixed cookie dough for shortbread and oatmeal raisin Walt's favourites. All I have to do is thaw it out, roll and cut and bake.

Tomorrow it's off to Red Deer. Looking forward to getting out of Dodge for the day.
I believe in miracles! I do! I do!



I just found out today that yesterday while I was not at coffee break Boss B admitted something. Sad it had to come to what it did in order for that to happen but at least it's FINALLY happened.

The manager had decided she was going to take a vacation day last Friday. That entire day you could have heard a pin drop. Not one of us went to Boss B with or for anything.
I did all of my work quietly selling Christmas space. Consequently, we have 66 greetings thus far. 51 of them being mine and 15 being the other salespersons.

What that day did was OPEN her eyes. She FINALLY realized that her stress, she had been taking it out on her staff. Her treatment of us has done a complete 360.
None the less, I will not be letting my guard down. I will enjoy it and milk it for as long as it lasts.




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Somehow, have missed this page and did not come up on email.

Been busy with xmas stuff and now have to get wine for family party next week. Been making cookies and rocky road my way. Stuff in freezer to different places and I am tired.

Guess everyone is busy and only seems Jackie, you, Abby and me left of the gang that comes on. I have put on topic but they fall by wayside so no sense excreting my self for nothing.

Shame when we had a lot going at the beginning.

Xmas is Two weeks from last Wed. Sure coming fast.

My maid of honor just found out she had colon cancer. She also has to have second hip operation. When it rains it pours.

The other gf is starting to eat but not enough so they put the feedng tube back in her stomach.

So much bad news around holidays.

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Good morning,

A much better night's sleep. I'm thankful for that at least. Let's hope we have a good Friday at work now and it'll be good going into the weekend.

Reprieve! Boss B has to go to Regina for 3 days. Flying out Monday, Flying back Wednesday. Won't see her until Thursday! emoticon

Headed for Red Deer tomorrow now for Costco to put in my order for my glasses, and shopping. Just hoping the weather is nice for travelling.

What a boring little life huh? LOL

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Well, I wish I could say it was a good night's sleep. It was a rough one. I don't know. Puppies were restless and wanting out at least every hour. I finally got them settled by 1:00 and managed 5 hours of sleep with restless dreams.

The day yesterday wasn't so bad. Up until 3 o'clock coffee break that is. It was a very very good sales meeting via satellite between the three of us this morning. Boss B had to head out for a 1 o'clock county meeting. A 2 hr drive so she left by 11:oo She got there but turned around and came right back because her part of the agenda got cancelled. DAY RUINED. I was so relaxed up until that point.

So now she's was entering the insertion orders into the computer and came to mine.
SHE herself had initially helped me figure out the math for this client because it was a combination of year-end $ amounts and next year's new prices and they were booking every other week Dec 19 - Mar 26, 2020.
Fine, but these clients wanted to be billed separately by debiting their credit cards. No big deal. I sent the authorization forms to keep cards on file. Figured out their payments by thirds/biweekly Using HER Math and submitted it. She claimed it wasn't right. Oy Vey, I call "malarky"! And that's putting it politely!

What does she do? Make fun of me. yeah Like I'd want to go for a coffee break with her?! NOT So I stayed in my office working on batch e-mails for Christmas eve services to the different churches and quietly teared up. For which afterwards she figured out the math and had to apologize. No, Really?! DUH!

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Oh, man! I feel like I'm so far behind. But I'm tired so I'm not going to stick around.
Its been a full day, so I'm going to crash. See you on the flip side.

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Do I detect just a bit of sarcasm J? lol

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More rain and warm temps. It's going to be a great day!



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Today we get the rain.
I'm really not looking forward to it. I drive about 70 miles to and from work.



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Sounds like a plan girl.
I’ve still housework things to take care of and laundry Plan on some writing and getting on my step climber too

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Sunday morning and it is ZERO OUTSIDE.
I'm walking in the house on the elliptical today.



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OK, a new morning, a new day. I, even after everything that happened yesterday managed a good night's sleep. So, now I sit here before you with a good hot cup of coffee ready to start my day. It should turn out alright. Boss B is in Camrose today, so out of office! Prewarrning This is going to be a LONG one!

You know, I had a beautiful day Wednesday being out of the office myself only to come home to a blindsiding e-mail from Boss B.

Management has been working on building a cohesive and effective sales team over the last year in an attempt to thwart the ongoing downturn in adv lineage.

In doing so, for eg., we developed the Newspaper 101: Weekly Team Meetings, etc.
(this pertains to me BUT out of context!)

Feedback seems to be that these meetings are considered “a waste of time”; or repetitive sales info and there is a noticeable lack of participation by members. Therefore we are going to cease and desist these meetings going forward unless management is encouraged to do so; or, if any ideas are forthcoming from employees on how to build COHESIVE SALES TEAMS.

What I HAD said was unless these meetings are more constructive with more of a teaching theme (for the other salesperson's benefit and some of my own because one can always use a refresher now and then) these meetings are basically repeating the same thing every week.

What does she surmise? They're a "waste of time"

Then there's this:

Innuendo and my observations seem to indicate there is an unhealthy relationship between staff. (eg.) jealousy, bullying. Management has also witnessed some of what she would consider bullying and it has also been indicated to her that it has also occurred outside her knowledge.

(Doesn't in any way pertain to me! At least not directly.)
I know the other salesperson has been jealous because one, looking at the production run from week to week my name is all over it including connected to some of her clients.clients that she was told I would be keeping because I had been working with them for years. Others would book with me and regardless her name goes beside them. However, I guess because they are booking with me rather than calling her... What she is ignorant of is that they prefer my personality and methods of dealing with them because I know what they need! My god, I've been doing this for 10 years!

And then she proceeded to lay down a numerous amount of changes that have to be made for the sales team. None of which I really have to change because I already do them. then I felt so sorry for Yvonne, demoting her as manager down to controller; Main accountant and firing then the present accountant. Way too many errors happening. And making herself queen bee. So now instead of going to Yvonne we have to go to her with issues outside of accounting. BA HA HA I never went to Yvonne for anything else besides accounting matters because I know my job! But to make it look good at least for one day I took a few things to her which meant interrupting the flow of her routine. I may keep it up for a while so that she finally realizes that she can't do everything! LOL And then I'll subtly go back to confabbing with Yvonne. Like Stupidity! And it's all because she feels left out, out of the loop. Her ego!

Like DOH the role of a manager is to lighten the main bosses load and if there is anything of detrimental importance that needs to be taken to the boss that's WHEN she is needed. Otherwise... She just doesn't get it! She's eventually, yet again, going to find that it's too much. That was the initial reason she promoted Yvonne to Manager in the first place!

Anyway, as to the bullying? She needs to look in the mirror!

Oh yes! yesterday just after I return from lunch she calls me to her desk, brings up an e-mail I'd sent out just that morning and berates me about my Christmas greeting I had included in my signature simply thanking my clients for their belief and faithfulness to the ECA Review. It was in Christmas red.

Oh yeah " I know you think a lot of yourself. That;'s all about you and nothing to do with getting the clients business. If you want to send out a thank you and wish them Merry Christmas do it in a separate batch e-mail and on your own time. Now get back to your desk and make sales like your suppose to. Our lineage is down and we have 2 weeks left before the end of the year and we need all the ads we can get to close out the year! BULLYING! BULLYING! BULLYING!
And she's not talking to me she's hollering at me!

So, I just looked at her, turned my back and without a word went back to my desk. Trust me her comeuppance is on the way! As you all know by now I don't stand for this kind of treatment. She knows it too! She never learns! If this is what she wants I can certainly dish it out!

Oh yeah! And then later that afternoon she comes to me about my day out to Castor for Christmas sales. I'd e-mailed my call list and the results of those calls. As requested; One of the changes in the memo. So, now she was coming to follow up and what does she do a complete 360 and complimented me. She was impressed with it all and the sales made. After she left my desk I just rolled my eyes and had a good chuckle! Like I swear she's dual personality!

Anyway, this girl is going into work today and do her job. Push myself as I always do and call it a week.


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Yeah, thank god for St. John's Wart keeping my emotions, anger and anxiety in check. Without it, I think I would have lost it today!

Man oh man It was as silent as a tomb at work today!
I won't get into it because it entails far too much right now. It envolved a memo that was in our inboxes yesterday. It was full of negative narcissistic judgements is all I'll say at this point. I'll expound more tomorrow Right now I'm mentally exhausted Going to go crash with the love of my life and watch Dirty Dancing.

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I am too tired for challanges. Yesterday, had to wash two washes, post office for stamps and bank to put money in for bills. Then come home to cook. Today no sleep up at 2 to 4 and back at 5 and out to grocery shopping and putting away and cooking meatloaf. I am so tired I just want to go ans sleep which I am going to try and do. 86 is starting to get to me. Just seemt to come on for my mail and not any writing as just been tired with legs. Did get on bike today to try ans strengthen them. Of course your mother misses her home. I went through with my dad the same way and as for her wanting to die I got the same thing and he stopped eating and we lost him.
So yu have no control anymore. They just don't want to be in a nursing home but you can not take car of them and you end up with a guilt trip like I did for years.

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My mother misses her home, and that's tough for us.
Her dementia is becoming more apparent, and she wants to die.

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It is Western it’s very western.
I am out of the office today thankfully feeling very much my old self having a very good day I’ll be going back with a good number of booked Christmas greetings from Castor Ab today.
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Looks western and I love western.

Jackie I have no xmas spirit as DH has been sick but ok now. I was under weather too. It is not the same anymore when you get up in the 80, too much work to do. How is your mother doing?
Is she eating, and getting ajusted to the place and making friends?

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What a beautiful jacket! I hope you got a good deal with CyberMonday!
I am not doing well with Christmas gifts. My mind is on my mother.
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To help me with dealing with the workplace I went and bought some St. John's Wort today and took 2 tablets. One right away and another after lunch. They're 1000 ml each. It calmed me right down and kept me that way for the rest of the day. It felt good to be "normal" again.

I've realized something after yesterday's episode.

yeah, I had an out and out panic attack.

Years ago and I'm talking from early thirteen to adult I used to get these very sharp pains behind my ribs. The doctors could never diagnose its cause and would simply give me 10 ccs of Valium to calm it down so that I could sleep at night.
Guess what's back. Yep now I know what their diagnoses should have been. High stress and anxiety

So now I know how to deal with it. I have an ancient herb on its way. Havasu Nutrition Ashwagandha Capsules 3000 mg (per serving) Extra Strength - Adaptogen for Stress Relief & Anti-Anxiety Control; 90 Capsules Should be here by the end of the week And that's exactly what it's for. To help control anger, anxiety and agitation.

In the meantime, until it gets here I'll take St John's Wort when I have to go into the office and she's going to be there.

Here's the jacket I ordered Walt. It shipped today!



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Thanks Camey emoticon

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So sorry for your sadness. Hard when it happens around the holidays. My dil is dealing with the loss of her dad last month. But we always manage to get through it. I guess there is a reason why things happen when they do but we will never know.

I am busy with washing and heading for dryer to put in clothes and wash sheets and beds are changed and tired already.

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Snow, not enough to count Hora frost, however, Gorgeous! I'd rather have it and cold crisp temperatures with clear skies and sun.



And yesterday was a very, very hard day for me. I was awakened at 4:30 am with my cell phone rapidly going off with messages from my sisters.
My Aunt Fern, mom's younger sister and yet again, nobody told me, had been diagnosed with early Alzheimer and now I was being told that she had fallen and was in the hospital with a brain bleed and not expected to live.

I went completely numb. My emotions were non-existent. They froze, literally.
Then the anger set in and it was all downhill from there. I was so, so angry I couldn't see straight for the tears. And everything anybody said or did I exploded at them. That's all my sisters talked about. Finally, I said, Sorry but yes it's heartbreaking, but there is nothing we can do except give Uncle Jack emotional support and leave the rest in god's hands. I have done that now.

It finally all calmed down and I was able to deal with it, and continue with what I had to get done and taken care of in my own world. I couldn't deal with their conversations all day long.

This morning there was a message that she had passed away quietly in her sleep at 8:55 pm. And you know my heart is content. I know she is now with mom, Aunt Dawn, Aunt Nell, Uncle Jack, and Uncle Doug. and in a far better place. She won't have to go through the stages of Alzheimer and neither will family. They've been spared of that.

And on a much happy note, I now have my Christmas shopping done. I ordered hubby's this morning. It's supposed to be here by Dec 11.
In high school, he wore a doeskin fringed jacket. I found one! So it's a nostalgic gift this year. I can't wait to see his face when he opens it!

OK, I'm out of here for now. Catch ya on the flip. Stay gold.

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I do not do early unless I am awake from not sleeping. I am usually up by 6:45 or 7. Today, slept till almost 9 as had a hard Saturday at midnight when DH got sick again. He is better now. Must have been the 24 hour stuff. Trying to find stuff for him to eat is a problem as don't want anything greasy. I am tired.

Landon came over yesterday to finish leaves which go out this week. Then Alexis came to take him to get his car as he had a grease and oil done. I made broccoli, bows, chicken cuts and pizza cheese over it all and it went. Now, will make salad with egg and chicken for his lunch as don't want to try soup yet or stew.

Jackie we are getting the snow too but not like you. I think 5 inches and that is more than enough for me. I want to get through the holidays before the snow starts. Each year I get tired with all the xmas stuff to be done. My dil hits 50 so 37 people are going on a cruise with her and her family. I decided I did not want to be on a boat expecially in Dec. So we are staying put. Because the couple that we have Thanksgiving with are also going with family they are driving so will leave at noon xmas day so my dil is having a breakfast xmas instead of the sit down. Then xmas eve I usually take family out and we open presents but Landon has to work xmas day because he works for a store that caters and deliver food to people having parties so my xmas plans have to be before xmas eve. So I am really not a happy dubbie. But I just have to go alone with it.

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Waiting for snow! We're expecting 14 inches of snow in the next 24 hours!
I'll be shoveling instead of going for a walk. I really don't mind it if I'm ready before it hits.



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Yeah, I wouldn't wish this on anybody. Wednesday my tolerance hit that last nerve. The rawest they've been and I exploded. My manager totally understood and took it in stride. So emotionally I'm back on an even keel for myself. But I don't dare let down my guard when Boss B is around. I watch every move, every step, do my job and if she micromanages I react. She knows it now and backs off after that last one when I just let her have it between the eyes. She knows I don't take anything off of her now. That is a good thing.

So, I'm off to Red Deer today, to do my month-end bulk grocery shopping, spend time with a friend and go out to lunch.
I've been up since 4:30 getting things done before I leave. Not that I wanted to be up quite that early, but puppies and kitties had other ideas. So I just stayed up. The laundry is done supper is in the slow cooker for Walt and the kitchen is clean and garbage is taken out.
I'm going to drive to the outskirts of the city and then Leslie will take the wheel.

My eye appointment is for 10:30 so she's not used to getting up quite this early. Because we have to leave at 7:50. She'll catch her zzzs while I drive. I tell ya these night owls!

OK going to go have my oatmeal before I leave too.

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I would not like to be in your situation. My bp would hit the roof. DH got sick day after thansgiving and up chucking four times and I was cleaning when he missed. Landon is coming to do leaves and get my water.

Guess what you did not listen to me. We are getting 4 to 6 inches of snow. I asked you to keep it there. See if I send you any warm weather if we get it back. LOL Glad we got through thanksgivin before the snow came. Next Sat is free turkey dinner for vets and wife so wonder if he will be able to go and if the snow will be gone. Then our family xmas party in two weeks, xmas eve and xmas.

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Well, to be honest, I was very anxious and most certainly dreading this day. Especially after yesterday's sheer stupidity!

I had gone out just around town in promotion of this year's Christmas greetings and had taken a prewritten list of the businesses I wanted to go to. I filled it in with the responses from each one, handed it in and she blew a gasket. Not to me but to my manager. It was too neet She figured I had completely redone it and tidied up. LIKE SO WHAT IF I HAD! I hadn't of course because I had had the list on a clipboard so that I had a surface to write on. She figured it should look like scribblings!
See what I'm dealing with? But thankfully it was my manger coming to me with this but even she was not her usual self. She had an unfamiliar attitude.
So after the boss lady left for the day I said to her OK what really went down while I was at lunch?
That's when she told me all of this. And had even added businesses to the list that she figured I'd missed.

I hadn't missed them! They'd already been approached and given me their response I didn't need them on the list! If she'd went to the smart sheet and checked their file she would have known this! Like sheer stupidity and talk about petty! Seriously!
I lost it! My reaction?
I am "this close, this close to walking out that door and not coming back! Oh, yeah I exploded! And I mean exploded!

So today manager is off to Regina leaving me with Boss B. She did very well to keep her lip zipped Actually she handled me with kid gloves. Tiptoeing very carefully around me, asking advice on different things. Yeah almost a complete 360

So yeah I had a most excellent day to close out the week! I'll get her "trained" yet. (Maniacal laugh)

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Glad you didn't get much snow. A lot of places are getting it. We are getting rain and winds and turning from 40 to 36. Wind is suppose to be cold and blowing. We are going to my dil's friend's house but are not staying long as their chairs are hard and we both have back problems.

Our new young neighbors brought us cookies and banna bread and I brought them cookies and cho marshmallows. They are nice and have a small collie dog called Lucy after Lucy on the tv show.

All having Thansgiving have a happy one. Jan, hope you are ok. Darlene you too. Jackie I know you will go see your mother. Abby are you cooking at home?

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Oh was that it LOL Well we now got the snow but nothing severe enough to even accumulate. LOL
Not a bad day I was out in that cold this afternoon going door to door to the businesses in Coronation for Christmas. So out of the office for at least 2 hours. I was glad to get back into the warmth!
Threw the bedding into the washing machine this morning. I have it drying now. In the middle of making supper. So better not burn it LOL

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Heard on weather snow is heading to Canada and missing us. Heading up towards Bangor.

Finish therapy now on my own.

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What snow We haven't any at the moment. LOL, It's -14 Celcius at the moment and we've had a heavy frost.

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Alexis came over and did my stove, frig and counters, front and back door glass. I had some can items for her to take back to school. I have to call her to come and get them before she leaves after Thanksgiving.

Keep your snow up there.

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It's been a busy morning this morning!
Very rested, up at 4:15, a load of laundry washed and in the dryer, kitchen and dishes are done from the night before. Yeah, I kind of left them and decided to totally relax after supper.
The blog is written and will post later today for your motivational and insight. It needs editing and tweaking.
So, now I'm going to take a look at this week's paper layout crossing muy fingers she's laid it out as a 16 pager!

Happy to report the work drama has settled down. She let sleeping dogs lie and left with nothing more than an "I'll see ya tomorrow."

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Not something I want to do. I may go back to freelance writing for the paper.

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Still very much a work in progress, both of them but coming along.
There's a lot to this setup and learning with an online business even if it is a simple blogging business.
There's a lot more to it in promoting it for one. Using social media, Google etc. It'll take me a good six months I'm thinking to have everything in place including sponsors who will pay me to advertise their products and services. So this is my main focus right now of course.

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Hard to have to lie in a situation where you hate to go to work.

Anyway you handled it well. Now, what is happening with the business and writing?

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I would but that would mean travel or moving. don't want to do that.

OK, it's Monday and I've had the weekend to recoup from last week's fiasco. Let's hope Boss lady let's sleeping dogs lie. Between myself and my manager who actually KNOWS how to approach situations that need addressing, resolved the issues with me and it actually had nothing to do with the issues I initially thought them to be! It had nothing to do with my work itself per-say.

Stupidity none the less. I guess they were on the hunt for an e-mail from a client so that they could resolve that issue and in my absence went onto my computer to find it and of course, when they booted it up, Facebook automatically opened as I have it set up to do. I have it there to check on people that could run possible ads in the paper and combined social media with print. She KNOWS that but oh no, her memory... So instead of bringing it up as a corrective issue; I'm socializing on her time & dime, she just said make sure you have it closed down before you leave at night. Take it out of the history archives if you have to.
Yeah, my manager is on my side.

The other issue was a promotional e-mail I had sent out. Too many attachments apparently. DOH! It got her the sponsors and increased them. Like I said Stupidity.
And lastly, I apparently owed my co-worker an apology?! Say what?! For doing my job, what I was asked to do?! Again Stupidy but to make my co-worker feel better I "apologized"

I started it out with I'm sorry for the way Saturday went. After doing what I had been told to do, set up your e-mail folders the same as what mine was so that you didn't have to work off of the server anymore and had we not been pressed for time in hindsight I would have shown you how to do things and let you do them instead of explaining and walking you through it as we went.

The apology was accepted. Sigh Frig. Humans!

So it's Monday and so help me LEAVE me to do my job now!

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Not worth getting high blood pressure either. I would while trying to get your business started check the papers for something else. There must be other newspapers that would welcome your experience..

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Well, I'm not going to be biting my tongue and let her bowl me over with a steam roller either. I'm done with that. Period.

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The quicker you get your business going the better off you will feel. Right now you need the money so eat your words, but I don't think she will fire you. She knows you are too important to her.

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And we're back to being a basket case. Sorry for the vent but I need too!

I actually walked out of the front door in the middle of her rant today. It was just out to the car to collect my call sheets from the businesses I had visited yesterday so as to enter the information into their client files. And she ASSUMED I was walking out on her and going home because I was irate.

I came back in and she was still ranting and accusing me of not taking a call list with me and filling it out throughout my day. Blatantly accused me of saying I didn't have one. I looked straight at her waved them in her face and said " I never said any such thing. I have them right here."
She had no choice but to eat crow and apologize, which she actually humbled herself enough to do. Oh yeah. She also accused me of having a number of errors yesterday. I knew I had things that needed to be looked after but being out of office... so that was the first thing I looked after and had done before anyone else showed up this morning. She didn't even come to me about any of it or ask, just assumed.

So apparently my manager was supposed to talk to me about them and it was mentioned just before everyone was about to leave. So the manager says I was going to do that tomorrow, knowing full well I've already looked after everything.

GOD, I NEED OUT OF THAT PLACE!

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Oh, Jester, I'm so sorry to hear mom is that low. HUGS and prayers hon.


And happy thanksgiving to my US family!

It was a good day yesterday. I was out of the office and on the road with Christmas promotions. Came back with several. Now to catch up on paperwork in the office today.

I had bought Walt a Fitbit/watch but even after following all instructions would not sync to his phone. So he was al;l frustrated and p.oed so guess what I inherited this morning and even though it was supposed to connect to an android it wouldn't but an iPhone Bingo! It doesn't have to be synced after it sets the time and date. But on no he's po.ed won't take it back once I had it up and running. aaargh!

A frosty morning here so the car is already running and defrosting. In high hopes, the boss lady leaves me alone today and just lets me do what I do best. She isn't in tomorrow so I'll be even more productive.

OK, I need to go get a few other things done before I head out.

Stay gold everybody and I'll try and connect later today as well.

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Is your mom that bad? I am so sorry. You have done a lot for her and she knows it. You will get your rewards later. Prayers with you.

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Cute joke! I just might repeat it today.
I'm learning to let go and let be.
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Glad you are back to normal.

We went grocery shopping after therapy. I have two more days and done. Yea.

A policeman spots a woman driving and knitting at the same time.

Driving up beside her, he shouts out the window……

“Pullover”!!

“No,” she shouts back smiling, “It's a pair of socks!

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Good morning,

After a good night's sleep, I'm back to feeling somewhat normal. WOW, When I said I was down for the count yesterday I was down for the count.
It wasn't so much the rough day at work but being the empath I am I was under HEAVY sorrow. Somewhere someone was having a heartbreak I haven't felt that kind of sorrow and it certainly wasn't for myself. Everything in my world is fine.
So now today I'm feeling drained from the heaviness of it but I think it has passed.

This morning, I'm rested physically and up doing what I normally do. Certainly hoping for a lighter day.

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34 This morning and going to 50. I have therapy. I should be done the day before Thanksgiving.

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Yup men...😂

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Been there and done that too. I used to get sr. discounts with Boston Globe and then it went to 56 dollars and I asked DH if he wanted to pay that and they went to 50 so DH said no and then we cancelled. So as time went by he missed the paper and now we are paying 56 when we could have paid 50. Men....

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When I sent it to a publisher I got a reply that it was too confusing. So now I am copying and pasting the half-sister in Hard to Get as she is trying to get this guy to marry her.

The Another Lifetime is about her half-brother who is looking for his father after his mother died. They had a love affair and he was captured and they never found each other again as she left Paris and he never had her address in the states. But there is some love as he marries his half-sister's friend.

So I would make it a sequel.

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Couldn't you make both plots work in one story?


It was an alright work day My frustration started once I arrived home and opened my Telus bill for the month of November.
Apparently they had forgotten to include three PPV movies we had watched back in September that should have been on my October's bill. I had paid my October bill in full and expected it to be correct, right?
So I got on the horn in dispute of the matter I wasn't paying for their oversight and error. Their argument was you watch you pay. It's a legitimate charge. I said that isn't the issue. yes, I watched them but being as they should have been included with my October bill and I'm trusting that you have facts and figures correct paid the bill and paid it in full It's Done.

They still used the same argument. So this girl brought out the big guns. I've been a faithful customer for these 20 years and I do have a service provider that will give me the exact same package as I have with you and for far less. I can just as easily make the switch. (which I fully intend to do once this year's contract is done, but they don't know that.)

Oh then it was "Let me check with my supervisor to see if I can't get those charges waived." two minutes later she was back and guess what. they quietly made the charges disappear. good heavens, it was only 20.97! It took me a half-hour of arguing before I shot theirs to pieces.

And that was the end of my Wednesday. Nice.

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Sounds good but I am not one for ham. I am doing towels and then hope I can do some dusting and the back doesn't act up.

Found had two plots in my book so went over it again and now correcting it.

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Well, as usual, I'm up with the chickens and have everything done as far as looking after my animals and getting ready for the day. So now, I'll work on my blog for the day before having to leave for work.

Have a get Wednesday!



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Oh yes perfectly safe.

I pulled out my German in me and made homemade ham and bean cream soup for dinner with lightly toasted garlic bread! Let it simmer all day in the slow cooker. OMG! YUM!
Made just enough for two.
Ingredients:
baby carrots
baby potatoes
red onion
celery stalk
yellow beans
green beans
and ham
summer savoury, pepper and salt for herbs and spices
and simmered all day in the slow cooker in 1 pint of cream. Salt to taste.

And you know why I made just enough for one serving LOL


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Marian it could very well be the diet change. Are you sure it is safe to take? We are going to teens tomorrow and today is 50. Crazy weather.

Jackie a day off working is not a day off. Find some time for yourself.

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I have the day off and will be working on paperwork for 2 upcoming meetings at school. A teacher's work is never done.




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