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Be kind to those customer service reps
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      8 comments

I run a training department and have just come to the end of my 3 month craziness of training new hires. I thought I would share with you some of my favourite snippets of calls that have come in the last few weeks and hope you see the humour ... Read more
Progress for the year
Friday, December 19, 2014      5 comments

I finally put together a few pictures to help motivate myself for the next part of my weight loss. It would be so easy to get comfortable where I am. I can shop in regular stores, I feel good and I'm active. But I want to keep going! Th... Read more
On track if cauliflower is looking good
Thursday, December 18, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I had a bad day, just a fall apart, why can't I fix the world kind of day. Someone asked me what I wanted to do and I replied I want to go to Dairy Queen and eat ice cream until they run out. They didn't seem to think I was serious.... Read more
Geocaching
Saturday, December 13, 2014      5 comments

Today we headed out with my daughter and her inlaws and did our first day of geocaching. It was great to get outside, we all laughed, had fun and for the first time in two weeks we talked only positive feelings. We found our first two hides a... Read more
Old habits finally kicked in, completely over ate
Friday, December 12, 2014      6 comments

For the first time this year I completely over ate yesterday. We received information that it looks like the person who hit and killed my daughter's fiance was most likely texting while she was driving. That pushed me over the edge and I just... Read more
Thank you
Thursday, December 11, 2014      3 comments

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and support, it has meant a lot to me. Yesterday we did the celebration of life for Scott, the turnout was unbelievable. Today I'll be going over to my daughter's after work and help her start packing up. ... Read more
Winter hike
Sunday, December 07, 2014      8 comments

I went home today and headed out on a winter hike. It wasn't very cold and we didn't hit snow but the waterfall was half frozen and looked beautiful. This was a new hike for us and fun to get out an explore. It was good to get out and clear our ... Read more
Hearing the heartbeat
Friday, December 05, 2014      7 comments

Today my daughter had an ultrasound to check on the babies. This is the first one since losing her fiance so we ALL went to support her. By all I mean myself, my son, her mother and father in-law, her brother in-law, aunt and uncle. With t... Read more
One day at a time
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      7 comments

Thank you everyone for your kind words these last few days, your thoughts and prayers really did a lot to me. Today I am feeling a bit better and have eaten a bit. Not a lot but probably more than I have the past 4 days combines so that's ... Read more
Your chance to give me heck
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

Last night my daughter stayed at her inlaws, she wanted to just hear Scotty stories all night and I think its important to all of them that they do this. I used the time to clean the house for her and thought I'd force myself to eat. I got ou... Read more
Trying to get it back together
Monday, December 01, 2014      5 comments

I'm a mess today. I couldn't take the day off so I'm trying to work but it's not happening. I've lost 5 pounds in two days My daughter is spending the night with her inlaws and I know she needs to do this but now sitting here all alone I... Read more
In a blink of an eye your life is turned upside down
Sunday, November 30, 2014      12 comments

The first day of culinary school when asked why the students were there the cute, quiet boy looked up and said, "I'm just here to pick up chicks". The next day he was dating my daughter. A week later they were inseparable. For hall... Read more
Rain, snow and hail. Gotta love a winter hike
Sunday, November 23, 2014      6 comments

It's been "one of those weeks". Started with my husband's glasses breaking and having to get those replaced (Three cheers for extended health benefits!) Then a power surge took out his computer, luckily we had my old laptop for him to use unt... Read more
Can't stop, must hike
Thursday, November 20, 2014      3 comments

Work has been crazy and today I realized just how much I am missing my daily hikes. No amount of treadmill or swimming gives me the same feeling as hiking up a mountain, looking down and the sense of accomplishment. I need to hike! I know we ... Read more
There are harder things to go through
Monday, November 17, 2014      9 comments

Losing weight is hard. I hear that a lot but I'm not sure I agree. Change is hard. It's normal to resist change. It doesn't matter that the change is good for us, we have to work hard at accepting the change. For me it helps to focus o... Read more

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