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    166 posts, 22 voices, 5313 views, started May 30, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 by Karyn Olson




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          Karyn Olson wrote May 30, 2010
        • Howdy do everyone...I am doing great today...actually I am a bit bored...so I thought I would come in here and see what sorts of things I can add to make the group more fun and interesting.



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          Mztracy wrote May 30, 2010
        • I’m here, but that’s about it! lol



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote May 30, 2010
        • I am here.  I got up, went to lunch and Costco.  Then at 3, as usual, tired as hxll and went for a 2 hours nap.



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          Msj wrote May 30, 2010
        • I am here. Missed Church and got an email saying my landlady, who is like family had a stroke during prayer... wow... her son lives next door and I told him ...

          He just updated me they are not sure yet what happened but she is alert and seems irritated as to why she is there at the hosp. and she is oblivious to what happened.. no memory so please say a prayer for her.. Her name is Claudia.
          thnx



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          Karyn Olson wrote May 30, 2010
        • My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and her son...prayers for a speedy recovery.



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          Lisa Brown wrote May 30, 2010
        • Finished with work and back home enjoying some quiet time before bed. Feeling pretty good today for a change. Started journaling.....again....yesterday.  Hopefully I will stick to it this time.

          Chinadoll: I’m with you sister, I love those 2 or 3 hr naps on my days off.  My husband don’t get it, he thinks I am wasting my day off, but I can’t help it, I’m tired and I love naps...lol



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          Tracy Lynn Brown wrote May 30, 2010
        • Hi everyone, i am good now, but had a bad day. but i got through it and am much better now. Do any of you really have to have your online time? I spent the day in my room doing my own thing, and i think it helps me.
          hugs



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          Frannie1964 wrote May 30, 2010
        • I woke up this morning and didn’t do much, was actually bored and not feeling It today. so I took a nap and about an hour Into my nap, my mom called and asked me If I wanted to go to my Uncles house for a BBQ. I was excited and said YES!  I am so glad I went, cause being with family just makes me happy, epsecially when I have been down lately, they just put a smile on my face. So today was a great day for me.heartheart I’m glad I went.



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          Lisa Brown wrote May 31, 2010
        • Good for you Frannie!  My family is in IL and I’m in CA so don’t get to see them much.

          Woke up this AM at 2:30.  My sleep is obviously still off but feeling good so far.  My DR says I need to cut my caffeine intake so I am working on that.  I can drink a whole pot myself and not get the jitters but the heartburn...eeewww.  So, for the last 2 days I’ve cut it down to 8 cups stead of 12 and then switch to decaf tea.  Thankfully I haven’t gotten the caffeine headaches.



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          Karyn Olson wrote May 31, 2010
        • Nothing better than spending time with family...every once in a while I do the same...I will pack an over night bag and go and spend the weekend at my mom’s...with strict instructions...DO NOT CALL ME FOR ANYTHING! works for me...happy



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          Karyn Olson wrote May 31, 2010
        • So far my day is going great...gonna have a busy afternoon...my daughter is having a candle lite party tonite and I have to make sure the house is tidy and also want to get caught up on my laundry....the weather is awesome...it is only suppose to go to 20 C today...happy



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          Veggie wrote May 31, 2010
        • My prayers to msj’s friend, Claudia heart!

          Got up around 7 & just started my 2nd coffee estatic  Slowly getting there.

          Yesterday went out to dinner w/ Mike & then had a great 3 hrs or so study session with my girlfriend.

          She walks every morning & invited me but when allergies kick in, which they have for 3wks now, eventually it works it’s way into my chest (I’m a smoker)... took a Mucinex? late yesterday & even though it gives me relief, it also makes me too dry.  Need to drink lots of water today.  So this morning chose not to walk.  There’s always tomorrow.

          Other than that, doing nothing today but wash.

          Need new glasses - BAD!  I have the Rx but they didn’t have frames that I wanted.  Calling around today to see if anyone’s open (Holiday) so I can start shopping for what I want.



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          Lisa Brown wrote May 31, 2010
        • Hi Veggie, I’m a smoker too.  And I agree there’s always tomorrow for that walk...lol.



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • Good  morning ladies...
          I am doing great today...I have been up since 6:15 this morning and I am ready for the day...today I am going to Walmart to get some estimates for some household items...being on Disability allows me 1500 every two years to purchase house hold stuff...and my time is here...I am in great need of curtains...my other place was small and didn’t have as much windows...so now I am stuck using sheets and table cloths for curtains...lol...and I hate it!
          Anyways have a great day!



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • Good morning fab ladies. I slept in today till 5:15.  Feeling pretty good today.  Something happened at work yesterday that kinna made me mad, but seeins how it was the boss, I can’t really  do anything about it.  So I journaled about it last night and am trying to just let it go today.

          I am off in a little while to my IOP class and then it’s back to work, but, it’s my friday so I am very happy about that.



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • It’s good to get it out and what better way than journaling...will check it out...Have a great day Lisa and have fun on your weekend! Any big plans?



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • Well IOP Wed and Thurs, some laundry (woohoo) a business call with my mentor, and then a lovely nap!  Not much $$ right now with rent and all.

          What are you plans?



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • OH, and I am very proud of my self I must say.  I have cut my caffiene intake by half.  Congrats to meeee! lol



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • WTG! That probably is one of the hardest things to do...besides quitting smoking....I remember when I use to drink coffee from the time I got up til almost bedtime...talking about jitters and headaches when I began to cut down...now I am limited to 2 to 3 cups in the morning...never any after lunch.



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • Hello Ladieshappy Hope your all doing good today.heart
          Thats one thing I am good about, I don’t drink coffee every morning. I only drink coffee on the weekends. I do drink Hot tea alot at night though, but most of It’s caffine free.

          I just got home from work, It went by pretty quick considering I only work 4 hours. I don’t think I have enough energy to work a full 8 hours like when I was younger, I can work double shifts and work my days off. I wish I had that energy again.worried

          So now I am trying to think what I should make for lunch, It’s just me and my pets, hubbys at work. Also thinking about cleaning out the walk-In closet for my mom, she uses that for her storage.



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          Denise Critcher wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • I’ve been practicing my Kickboxing move this morning. I’m going after my white belt tomorrow. Please say a little pray for me I sure could use it.LOL estatic

          I have to take my hand full of vitamins and then off to walk the dogs.  

          I hope everyone has a good day.estaticestatic



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • Prayers with you my friend, you will do great and walk away with that white beltestaticheart by the way, what does the white belt mean? Is the black belt higher then the white or vise versa?

          Good luck and enjoy your walk with the doggiesheart



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          Denise Critcher wrote Jun 1, 2010
        • White belt is the first one, the black belt is the highest. Dear lord I don’t think I can go that far...LOLestatic



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 2, 2010
        • It is now 8:07 and I have been up for almost two hours...I  feel good when I get up early...I seem to have more energy that helps me do the things that I should be doing...like housework...hobbies etc.
          I also like it this time of morning because I am able to have some quiet time...I think we all deserve a little quiet time.

          Today I have some cleaning and also have to go to the ODSP office to hand in the reciept for the household stuff I priced yesterday...the sooner I get it in the sooner I can get the money...then I can go shopping for real...lol



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 2, 2010
        • Shopping sounds fun!  I got up at 4:40 today.  Feeling pretty good.  I have decided to take the day off from IOP and just relax today with hubs. Already started of the day good with kitty loves.  Scrubbed the kitchen sink. Gonna vacuum later and get some laundry done and take a nice little nap. Oh and I only got about 6 cigs left and can’t afford to buy more till payday on Friday soooo will be trying the committs again today.  Wish me luck!



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 2, 2010
        • Good luck Lisa...I know how hard it is to quit...but if you at first don’t succeed try try again!



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 2, 2010
        • Thanks for the encouragement.  I am sure I will...lol



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 4, 2010
        • Good morning all.  Well wasn’t successful in quiting, scrounged up change from the change cup and bought a pack.  Been feeling down the last couple of days, didn’t make it to IOP either day.  They called me yesterday and made me promise to go today so I will be going there and then to work.



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 4, 2010
        • Sorry to hear that you are feeling like that...but I do know that feeling...When I am feeling down I usually don’t want to do anything and for me that means missed appointments...whether they are important or not...my doctor gave me s**t for that...because I am messing with my health...and when I was seeing a psychologist I missed quite a few appointments...she finally told me that she couldn’t take any more appointments...guessed I screwed myself up that time...but it’s not the end of the road...I am back on my feet and not giving up...and I know you won’t either...You can do it Lisa!

          Yesterday went well...my brother is staying with me a few days...he leaves for work soon...so I got to spend some quality time with him...not sure when I will see him next.



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 4, 2010
        • That is cool that you guys are close.  Glad you had some quality time with him.

          Yeah, I know I should have gone to my appts especially when I am down to begin with, just that motivation thing, like you said I just didn’t wanna do anything.  Oh well, gotta get myself moving today whether I like it or not! frown



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 4, 2010
        • Just take It one day at a time Lisa. You can do It..we are routing for ya!!heartestatic

          My day started early, up at 5am and got ready for work, worked only 3 hours. I had a doctor’s appt afterwards to get an MRI. Can we say AWKWARD!!...lol, that was my first time getting one of those, quite nervous I was and a bit jittery sence I got no sleep the night before. I didn’t think I would be closterphobic In the tunnel, but I found myself breatheing quite fast, but I got thru Itestatic I get my rsults In a few days, oh and I thought they were checking my whole head, but It was just the ear canal they were checking, DANG!! I really was curious as to know what the little voices In my head look like.tongue out

          Now I am waiting to hang out with my bff and have coffee, dinner and chat chat chat.



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 4, 2010
        • Frannie the little voices in your...hilariousS!!!  Glad you made it through it all right.  I have a lung CT coming up this Wednesday and a vascular studies thingy on my legs the 23rd.  Those medical tests are just no fun, but as long as they don’t hurt I’m ok. Hope you have a great dinner and a fantabulous time with you bff!!!!  estatic



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          Anne E wrote Jun 4, 2010
        • Lisa,
          Good luck with your medical tests!

          I made it through my first two weeks of work! It’s going to take some time for me to adjust to the lack of sleep and the loss of “me” time, but most everybody else does it so I can too!



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 5, 2010
        • Catfan, thanks for good luck wish.  Yeah that work thingy does get in the way of me time...I hate that too.

          Went to my IOP yesterday like a good girl, and because I am still depressed we talked about upping my meds.  So I left a messg for my psych and he agreed so I will be going on 20 mg legapro starting Monday. Hope that helps.

          Gotta go to work today.



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 5, 2010
        • Good luck on your medical tests girls...hope nothing is serious...
          Frannie I can totally understand about the scary feeling about the MRI...I had one done last week to my right knee and I kind of freaked out cause I thought they were going to put me in there...as it turned out they only put my leg there...but it was still scary.
          My morning was eventful...if you get a chance check out my blog for the details.
          Hope yous are having a great weekend!



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 5, 2010
        • I have been out of sorts today and I finally figured out why...this morning’s turn of events have really affected me...I have been a nervous wreck all day...I am just not feeling comfortable...and to make matters worse I have realized that I missed two days of my meds...no wonder I have been teary eyed and kind of moody today...almost everything seems to set me off...it doesn’t help by my watching the movie The Freedom Writers...awesome movie...but I felt so emotional watching it...I kept having to wipe the tears from my eyes...BTW the movie is a great movie...I had seen it before and for me it’s one of those movies that I could watch again and again...happy
          Anyways, tomorrow is another day and I have finally taken my meds and things will get better. Hope your Saturday evening is a good one...heart



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 5, 2010
        • Oh Karyn I’m sorry your feeling upset today.  But, I do know the feeling.  If I forget my meds I get shaky and a headache, if I go two days I get sick to my stomach and puke all over. I was out of my pills one day and had to wait till the next day for payday, outside of the bank I opened the car door and let her rip!

          I really hope you feel better!



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 6, 2010
        • Don’t know how I’m feeling today, just got up. Have to hop in the shower and go to work. I don’t mind Sundays at work so much because we are usually slow and I am there alone so, plenty of time for reading and surfing the net.

          Karyn, how are you feeling today?  Any better?



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 6, 2010
        • Good Morning Lisa....I am a bit better...still do have a lot on my mind though...Still a bit nervous...I still have that scene replaying in my mind...I have seen this kind of stuff on tv and in the movies but to have it not even 10 feet away from you...it really has an affect on you...but life goes on...I will just have to deal with those feelings.



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 6, 2010
        • Yes,that was a traumatic experience for you.  I am so sorry you had to go through it. Do something sweet for yourself today and take care of you.



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 6, 2010
        • Good Luck on your test Lisaheart

          Karyn..Sorry your feeling that way, but I can see why you are, to have something like that happening just feets away from you, thats pretty scary. I do hope things get better. Thoughts and prayers are with you.heart

          I just got home from my friends house and had a fabulous weekendestatic I didn’t want to come home...lol
          But of course I did cause I would miss my fur babies and I think hubby would miss me..lol So back to work tomorrow, this weekend went by a little to quick this time.frown

          Hope ya all have a wonderful week. It’s starting to get really hot here now.



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 7, 2010
        • Morning ladies.  Started my day with some coffee and kitty loves!  Great way to start my day!  Have to get in the shower and off to IOP and today.  

          Karyn, How you feeling today?

          Frannie, glad you had a fab weekend!!



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 7, 2010
        • Good Morning Ladies...happy
          My day is going great so far...I have plans to do a bit of tidying up and some laundry.
          I have somewhat calmed down and in better spirits...hope everyone is doing well today...happyheart



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          Denise Critcher wrote Jun 7, 2010
        • I had a early morning dentist appointment, I was in the chair for almost two hours and then came home. My son came in last night with his friend from Vegas and it’s always nice to see him. But as kids I got home at 11:00 this morning and neither one was up yet. I wish I could do that!
          Talk to him for a while and the finished one of my classes for Interior Design. Sometimes I don’t know why I’m taking this course because most of what they talk about I have already done. What’s funny is that I didn’t know I was doing it right? I guess that is a true gift.  

          Well be going out to dinner tonight because there is not enough food in the house for my son let alone his friend and me.  

          I hope everyone had a good day.estatic



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          UK Girl wrote Jun 8, 2010
        • Hi Karyn just dropping in to see if your okay and things have calmed down since the weekend.

          I love the movie the freedom writers - have you read the follow on book it’s amazing
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          Hope you have a good week xxx


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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 8, 2010
        • Good morning ladies.  Woke up this AM at 3 because I stretched in my sleep and got one of those godawful cramps in my calf.  Other than that doing ok today.  Have IOP again tomorrow is my last day.  And it’s my Friday, yipppeeee!!!!



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          Lisa Brown wrote Jun 9, 2010
        • Good Morning!  I am feeling alot better this morning. Today is my last day of IOP.  Had to reschedule my lung CT till the 17th cause I just found out there was a $50 copay and I don’t have it today.  Going to IOP, then some errands, then home for a nice nappy!!estatic



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jun 9, 2010
        • Hi Ladies...sorry for not being around much the last couple of days but I have been pretty busy...planning a trip...will be going all the way up to the Northwest Territories to drop my grandson off to have a 3 week visit with him dad...then spend three weeks with my sister...at that time we are going to take a long boat trip up the MacKenzie River up to Norman Wells to visit my Dad and his family. I am looking forward to it...My tentative departure is July 2nd...unless something comes up then it may change.
          Vicki...I love that movie and have never read the book...I would love to though...and thanks for the link...will be surely checking it out.
          Hi Lisa...glad to see that you are doing ok...I know how those darn charlie horses are...hurt like hell eh?
          Anyways gals, have a nice day! happyheart



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 9, 2010
        • Denise...Hope you enjoyed your dinner with your son and his friend.happy

          Lisa...Keep us updated on your test and enjoy your days offheartestatic

          Karyn...Good to see youhappy Sounds like you will have a great time visiting your sister and the boat rideestaticheart Wish I had a trip planned, hubby keeps bugging me to go to Vegas for a few days, but I want to wait to see what my results are for my MRI first. Now for the past few days I have been having awful pain behind my ear and now It’s moved up to my head just a little above my left ear. It comes and goes, but the pain Is awful. So I am afraid they might find something there. I’m still waiting.worried

          I just got home from work, and It seems this week Is going by slow or It’s just me. I’m gonna try and watch a couple more movies I bought “Shutter Island” and “From Paris With Love” they look Interesting enough and I love Leo Decapriotongue out

          Hope you fab women enjoy your day and I’m here If ya need to chat.heart



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