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   Posted 12/26/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well everybody,
The big day is over.  And New years is on it's way.  I know that this can be a difficult time for many of us. and I want you all to know that we can be here for eachother during this time. 
I am going to be taking a leave of absence from work soon and want you to know that i will be here more for you all.
It is hard for me in the winter months to work with my fibromyalgia.  Besides we are going through a lot of changes at work and it is stressful for all of us.  I am dealing with it one day at a time. 
Yesterday I worked.  And it was surprisingly busy for Christmas day.  Plus I thought it would be slow because we couldn't sell alcohol.  But there were alot of people that were coming in for different odds and ends.  So it went by fast.  I was glad.  But boy am I sore today.  So taking it easy as it is my day off. 
I hope that you all had a very merry Christmas.  And are recooperating from the big day. 
Remember that this time of the year is hard for all of us and I hope that we can all be here for eachother. 
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/26/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there.  Gosh ... sorry you had to work yesterday, but glad that you get today to recover!  When I worked at the hospital I always got stuck with holiday shifts because I was the "new one".  It's interesting that you can't sell alcohol on Christmas ... I would think that would be one of the BIG days!  lol.

I had a great Christmas Eve evening with my family ... even though my hubby was sulking ... I got some great pics of my kids, Dad, Mom, lots of informal family snapshots ... and they are the best family pics we have!  Yesterday was a day of big breakfast (sweet rolls, fried oysters and screwdrivers are family tradition ... are we weird or what?!?!)  Then it was home for a big nap and a quiet day of kids playing with new stuff ....

I am finding myself missing my oldest son today .. he is off to spend the day (and night!) with the family of his girlfriend.  My middle son is enjoying the fact that my paretns got our family a Wii ... so he has a friend over and they are playing some kind of fishing game.  Hubby took the youngest out for the afternoon .. to see a movie and visit a relative that I don't speak to anymore. 

I have gotten a little housework done  ... but find myself feeling kind of numb and sore and unmotivated.  I am also wanting to eat .. a lot ... which is not standard for me.  Generally when I am low I don't eat much of anything ... I just don't think about it.  My assistant at work made a huge box of homemade cookies for me .. she knew that I hadn't had time to do any baking, and that I have kids that love cookies ... so we have nibbled on that amazing gift all weekend.  (I have so many things to be thankful for .. really!)

My fibromyalgia is giving me a fit too .. I think that when I have time off I realize how sore I really am.  I could hardly get out of bed today ... and that customary 'hour or two' of moving around in the morning just never really let go.  I have the fog too .. like I am drugged .. though I'm not.  My dad started taking Lyrica recently ... I have put it off for a long time ... maybe I need to reconsider though.  That being said, I am thankful that I don't have to be at work today ... and hope that I'll be less sore (or too busy to realize how sore I am) by the time Monday rolls around. 

I think the bears know what they are doing .. we should all have the luxury or eating til we're pudgy, then curling up and napping straight through winter!  Doesn't that sound fantastic?  lol.  I mean really, you never see a BEAR shoveling snow or worrying about getting to work when there is ice on the road!  ;)

Here's to hoping for an extra grin and time to relax this week!  We all deserve a little break, huh?  cheers!


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   Posted 12/26/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I know about that fibromyalgia.  It took me a really long time to get moving this morning, I never did get dressed today.  Stayed in the pjs all day long.  And for that fog, I know where you are coming from.  I have had it all day.  I fell alseep this afternoon in the recliner.   I still feel groggy.  It sure can get to a person, eh? 
It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas.  I am so happy for you.  And being with the kids is wonderful.  It sounds as if the oldest is getting serious about the girlfriend to spend the day with her family.  I guess that is a part of sharing him.  They grow up so fast.  My oldest grandson is going to be 15 this year.  He will probably be looking at girls soon. lol...
We are going to see the grandkids on Tuesday.  That will be nice, they get two Christmasses.  lol...  That should make them happy.  It will be nice to see them. 
Today I got ready to change calenders.  I took all of the events on this years and wrote them on next years, birthdays and such.  I got a really interesting calender for my birthday.  It has fairies on it.  Painted by Josephine Wall.  I am sure if you were to look her up on the internet, you could see her work.  It is really cool.  The paintings are of fairies, but there are little hidden things all through the paintings.  Check it out.
I hope that everybody is haveing a good day.  Keep posting.
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/28/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
have fun. jamie. you deserve some down time!!! jamie.

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