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Minty Update – Looking Good!

09/04/2012 – 7,050 steps

Good morning, Mintdom!

Thank you for all the nice messages yesterday for Minty. Minty spent yesterday morning at the Vet because she scarfed up a vitamin D tablet that I dropped on the floor. She is SO fast! One thing that I learned from my daughter (who used to work for a vet) is to give your pet  peroxide to make her/him throw up right away and THEN call the Vet. If I had known that, it would have saved me $200 at the vet who also made her throw up but it had been about a half hour and the pill had already dissolved so they have to give her other things to neutralize the toxicity.  Have any of your pets eaten something toxic? How did you handle it?

Minty had a quiet day yesterday and she seems to be doing OK this morning so I am going back to work but will be anxious to come back home for lunch today.

AffirMINTion: I will always call my daughter first if anything ever happens to Minty like that again!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

Goal Setting, Mintdom, Thoughts

Hitting the Reset Button

7/09/2012 – 11,057 steps
7/10/ 2012 – 7,252 steps
7/11/2012 – 10,145 steps
7/12/2012 – 5,015 steps
7/13/2012 – 10,614 steps
7/14/2012 – 5,724 steps
7/15/2012 – 5,462 steps
7/16/2012 – 5,754 steps
7/17/2012 – 6,909 steps
7/18/2012 – 11,206 steps
7/19/2012 – 5,075 steps
7/20/2012 – 11,067 steps
7/21/2012 – 3,145 steps (yes that is correct)
7/22/2012 – 5,348 steps
7/23/2012 – 7,290 steps
7/24/2012 – 6,084 steps
7/25/2012 – 5,278 steps
7/26/2012 – 5,483 steps
7/27/2012 – 5,042 steps
7/28/2012 – 5,454 steps
7/29/2012 – 5,922 steps
7/30/2012 – 4,034 steps
7/31/2012 – 6, 184 steps
8/1/ 2012 – 5,476 steps
8/2/2012 – 3,421 steps
8/3/2012 – 4,093 steps
8/4/2012 – no data
8/5/2012 – no data
8/6/2012 – 4,026 steps
8/7/2012 – 5,532 steps
8/8/2012 – 5,417 steps
8/9/2012 – 4,446 steps
8/10/2012 – 6,113 steps
8/11/2012 – 2,289 steps
8/12/2012 – 3,420 steps
8/13/2012 – 5,956 steps
8/14/2012 – 5,465 steps
8/15/2012 – 5,923 steps
8/16/2012 – 5,711 steps
8/17/2012 – 9,247 steps
8/18/2012 – 4,312 steps
8/18/2012 – 6,772 steps
8/19/2012 – 5,432 steps
8/20/2012 – 6,743 steps
8/21/2012 – 6,671 steps
8/22/2012 – 4,962 steps
8/23/2012 – 4,092 steps + 1 hour of water aerobics
8/24/2012 – 5, 798 steps
8/25/2012 – 3,475 steps + 1 hour of water aerobics
8/26/2012 – 6,703 steps
8/27/2012 – 7,102 steps + 1 hour of water aerobics
8/28/2012 – 6,241 steps
8/29/2012 – 5,392 steps
8/30/2012 – 4,885 steps + 1 hour of aerobics
8/31/2012 – 7,044 steps
9/1/2012 – 3,297 steps + 1 hour of aerobics
9/2/2012 – 7,243 steps
9/3/2012 – 5,477 steps + 1 hour of aerobics

Good morning Mintdom!

<;;;;walking tentatively into Mintdom>;;;; It has been a long time since I posted – mainly because I did not feel like I had anything to share or was not willing to share; however, I missed being here and ALL of you. Even more so, I NEED all of you and the accountability that I get from writing regularly; therefore, I am hitting the Reset Button again.

The nice thing about the Reset Button is that it is always there and you can hit it anytime and as many times as you need to. There have been times that I hit that button more than once a day! The Reset button is nice, too, because once it is hit it is a FRESH START! The mistakes I made are in the past and are good only as learning experiences.

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” – Anne Sullivan

Have you ever needed to hit the Reset Button? Would love to hear your experience.

AffirMINTion: I will continue towards my goals!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

Minty is at the ER Vet this morning as she swallowed a vitamin tablet and needed medical attention. 😦 I am sure you will hear from her soon.

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Minty Mondays: Overslept

11/7/2011

A Mini Minty MoMINT

Sleeping is no mean art:  for its sake one must stay awake all day.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

My Mom says… it is OK to oversleep  occasionally…AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

 

 

xoxo

 

 

Good Morning Mintdom

Actually, it was not Minty that overslept this morning – it was me! In addition, I have Toastmasters this morning so this is it for this Minty Monday

AffirMINTion: I give myself permission to oversleep today.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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What Would You Do…..?

09/21/2011

Good morning, Mintdom!

What would you do if some genie gave you an extra 5 minutes or an extra hour in your day? What would you do if you were given an extra day? Would you ignore those 5 minutes? Would you waste the extra hour? Would you squander the extra day? Here are my answers.

5 Extra minutes: I would spend cuddling with Minty – I so appreciate her. Sometimes I look at her and think that I could just eat her up because she is so sweet.

1 Extra hour: I would spend learning something – I am an eternal student

1 Extra day: I would spend with – I was going to say family and friends – but honestly, I would spend it with my parents.

Since I do not think that, a genie will ever give me any extra time, I believe I need to make the most of the time that I DO have. That is one of the reasons that I stopped watching TV this past month. It is amazing, all the things that I have done that I would not have done had I been watching TV. I did turn it on during the hurricane and for one of the presidential debates but that was it until Monday night when I turned it on to watch Dancing with the Stars. I like that show and my family watches it.

How would you spend that extra time? Would you spend your time watching TV, playing Facebook games, or sleeping? Time is our most precious commodity – what do you do with YOUR time?

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” Horace Man

AffirMINTion: I make the most out of the time that I have each day.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?
http://tinyurl.com/whatruwaiting4

Life is good!
A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Time – Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

My mom says…she is the mistress of her life… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Hmmm, how do I want to spend my day?

xox0

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I Am _____________ Enough

09/19/2011

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Everyone has his/her own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out, a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein, he/she cannot be replaced, nor can his/her life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his/her specific opportunity to implement it.” – Victor Frankel, Man’s Search for Meaning

My mom says that my purpose is to be the cute, sweet, lovable me that I am… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

I Am Sweet Enough

 

 

 

 

xoxo

 

Good morning Mintdom!

I have a question for you this morning. I know, I know, it is early LOL! The question is, in what ways do you feel you are “not enough”? You can fill in the blanks, mine are in parenthesis.

I Am Not…

____________________ Enough (Focused)

____________________ Enough (Assertive)

____________________ Enough (Confident)

I think that one of the obstacles to attaining my goals is when negative thinking creeps its way into my mind. One of these is thinking that I am not enough. I couple of years ago; I took a class called “What’s My Purpose – A Journey of Personal and Professional Growth” with Jim White, PhD (I highly recommend it). One of the chapters talked about this very thing. One paragraph from a worksheet in particular struck me:

“More often than not, you feel as if you are not enough when, in fact, YOU ARE ENOUGH! Do you remember the story of The Wizard of Oz? The Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion were all seeking something they did not believe they had. A funny thing happened when they got to Oz and met the Wizard. They each discovered that they already had what they were seeking.  They just had not acknowledged it. Is it possible that you have all that you need?

Look over your answers again with the eyes of someone who has just visited The Wizard of Oz and now answer these questions.

I was “enough” when to each of your previous statements.

I was “enough” when___________________________________________________________

I was “enough” when___________________________________________________________

I was “enough” when___________________________________________________________

My answers were as follows:

(Focus) I spearheaded and chaired a committee to get a community center built in my town (it was state of the art!).

(Assertive) After many meetings and a court battle, I got the voting laws changed in my town to include open registration (and landed on the front page of the Washington Post and in People Magazine)

(Confidence) I applied for, and got my dream job with an International Trade Association (The Supermarket Association)

I am saying the same thing that Victor Frankel and Minty said, only I took a lot longer to say it!

Maybe this evening when it is quiet, you might think about these questions and fill in your own blanks.

AffirMINTion: I am enough for whatever I want to do in my life!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS You can Google Jim White’s ‘What’s My Purpose?’ Life Mastery Course if you are interested in taking it – I highly recommend it.

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Minty Mondays: A 9/11 Lesson

9/12/2010

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… the beautiful 9/11 memorials are reminder for us never to forget that day; it also celebrates the lives of those who died that day and a reminder to all of us to cherish our lives and our loved ones… AND I LIKE IT!

 

Life is Minty Fresh!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xoxo

 

 

 

Good morning Mintdom,

Ten years ago today, the day after 9/11, I spent on my couch, glued to the TV; in fact, I spent the next couple of days like that. Our office remained closed until after the weekend. For the next couple of weeks there were several scares, but eventually things got back to a normal routine, a new normal routine, with heightened security in our building and around Washington, DC. I was grateful to be back at work and living my life.
One of the lessons that 9/11 taught me was to cherish my life, my loved ones, and my country. Our whole life could change in a flash. What was a lesson you learned from that day, ten years ago?
AffirMINTion: I cherish my life, my loved ones and my country every day!
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.
What are you waiting for?
Life is good!
Mintdom, Thoughts

September 11, 2001 – A Small Look Back

September 11, 2011 – Ten Years Later

Good morning Mintdom,

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since that horrific day. On that day ten years ago, I was working for the Supermarket Association in downtown, Washington, DC. My office was across the street from the White House and you could see the Pentagon from a couple of the offices. I rode the commuter bus to work from Sterling, Virginia. I could almost see Dulles Airport from the lot where I caught the bus. Looking back at that day, I was standing at the bus stop at the same time that the terrorists were getting on Flight 77 – the plane that hit the Pentagon.

It is funny how you remember little things on a big day. I remember that morning on the bus.  I remember talking with the bus driver and a few passengers that morning saying, “Another day – another dollar.” Whenever I hear that phrase, I think about that day.

Our office had TV in most of the offices.  My boss had a TV in hers; it was always on. I was at my desk when the first plane hit in New York. I heard someone say that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I walked into my boss’s office just as the second plane crashed into the other tower. I heard voices say that it was a terrorist attack.  I guess I could not get my mind around that because I kept thinking that something was wrong with the FAA’s radar in New York. Who could have imagined?

My boss had just come in and I had just hung up the phone with one of my daughters when the plane hit the Pentagon.  I heard someone shout, “They just bombed the Pentagon.” I remember going to one of the offices, to see the Pentagon with big black smoke billowing out of it. One of our lawyers was standing there crying. When I was in school, I remember learning that the Pentagon was impenetrable.

After they hit the Pentagon things and the timing of things is a blur. I can tell you that as much as I would like to say that I was a hero that day, I was not. I could only think of one thing, and that was how I was going to get home.  A couple of people were going to take the metro home. I could not imagine going into a tunnel after what had just happened. It did not feel safe anywhere. One of our vice presidents lived out in my area and drove in to work. I did not know her, except to say hello, but I asked her if she could get me to Sterling. Of course, she said yes. She was my hero that day.

I do not know why, but I had two cell phones that day. Neither of them worked locally because the lines were jammed; however, I was able to call my parents who were in Minnesota at the time.  They in turned called my kids to let them know that I was all right and leaving the city. We were listening to the car radio at first, but it too much for us to listen to, and we decided to turn it off.  I do not remember if that was before or after the plane crashed in Pennsylvania.  I did not know that the Twin Towers fell until I got home. What would normally take 20 minutes – took us four hours to get out of the city. The Maryland, Virginia Beltway never looked so good to me, nor has it since that day. I spent the next two days glued to my TV.

I do not know how to describe how I felt on that day or how I feel remembering it. Normally I am good during a crisis and only after it is all over, do I let my emotions overcome me. That never happened after that day. I have cried some over the years when I see a movie or a news report of September 11, 2001, but never just let it go. Maybe it would have been too much for me or maybe I have never felt that it was over.

I hope we will always remember all the people that died or had family members and friends that died, and especially all of the heroes.  I will remember mine.

My sign off is especially meaningful to me today.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!