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Good morning all! Happy Thursday! Haven't heard from Mary in a couple of days; I hope the meds are working. Pins and needles for me, having a kiddo going through this and, as of right now, there is nothing I can do to help. Breathing...
Machka-I am sure my suggestion falls under exercise; but my first step to reducing stress is usually hitting or kicking something (a punching bag) or running (if I don't have anything to hit or kick). I need to do something that will physically let me get all of the frustration and anger out, then I go into a calming/more meditative stress relief.
Rori- Can't say enough about a gratitude journal! I also keep a regular journal to express some of my stresses.
Terri- loved your poem! You are a talented writer!
Amber- Thanks for the words on add/adhd in young kids and the fluctuating hormones! Your JR sounds like a pistol!
Rita- I would definitely be with you in cooling off in a sprinkler, if I were there! Holy Smokes! That is some major heat! And it has stayed in the 100s for a while, has it not?
Cheri- Your blankets are so pretty! The colors and the crochet pattern, both! Congrats to Ros on the new job/living quarters! Must be nice watching her get back on her feet!
Debbie VA- Sending prayers for your daughter/grandchildren. I hope she can make the break for good! Sending strength as well! She will need it whatever choice she makes!
Tracey- Count me in as a fan of the beautiful wedding photos! Hope you had fun with the grandkids!
Katie and Sharon- I haven't tried a green smoothie, yet. My smoothies are always berries (strawberry, blueberry and raspberry) mixed with greek yogurt. I like greens; but I do have an issue with fruit. Many fruit flavors put my gag reflex into overdrive. Plus...working at home, I have a lot of greens on hand to have a salad/green sandwich for meals.
Meg- Holy Hannah! What a day! Hope you were able to relax a bit and get a good night's rest!
Karen VA- Glad your colonoscopy went well! ONe less thing to worry about for a few years!
Well, it was another early morning for me. One of my kiddos is usually dropped off by grandma at about 9am each day. But beginning today and into next week (Monday only) she will be dropped off at 6am by mama, because Grandma and Grandpa are having a long weekend away. (I say hurray for them!) Miss Lilah (age 2) arrived this morning and walked through the quiet house; "Where are the kids? Kids still sleeping?" lol As the last to arrive at my house and the first to be picked up in the afternoon, normally, she thought all of the kids lived here! I told her that the kids would be dropped off a little later; but she kept walking down the hall and telling me to get the babies up!
We released another newly hatched butterfly, yesterday. He was brought from one of my kid's homes, because his chrysalis was clear and you could see he was about to hatch. So the kids got to watch the whole thing. I got video of it, but it is on my facebook page. Haven't figured out how to get it here. Out of the six Monarch eggs that I started with only two have made it to fifth instar caterpillar stage. In the wild only 10% of all Monarch eggs become butterflies! So as bad as I feel for only having two of the six make it this far, I am beating the odds. It is an amazing thing to watch.
Welcome new ladies! Sending lots of love, encouragement and strength your way, to help you in whatever stage of "living well" you are in! This is a large group with an endless array of topics winding through our posts. Feel free to jump in whenever the spirit moves you and feel free to skim (as many of us do out of a simple lack of time). Please don't feel slighted or ignored if your post doesn't get a response; most of us are working with old brains that don't retain as well as they used to! lol If the question you have is important and you really need help or suggestions feel free to put the whole thing in bold type!
More kids arriving! Time to fly! Love to you all! ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)
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