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Under The Weather + Happy Birthday Michael!

09/13/09 – 3,857

Food Journal – No

Good morning Mintdom!

I work up feeling under the weather this morning.  I am not even going to Toastmasters.  I hope I can make it to work.  Anyway, today’s Mintdom will be short.  I know my steps were low, but I DID make it to the pool.  I suffered all night because my muscles ached.  I feel good about that.

“Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.” -Thomas Carlyle

I would not call waking up feeling sick is adversity, but perhaps I am getting a little shine today!

I cannot let this post go by without wishing my son, Michael a VERY Happy Birthday!  What a special day THAT was!  We moved to Upper Marlboro a month before you were born.  It was a real fixer upper, but it was our house.  Kelly came into the world during a hurricane, but you came home with an old fixer upper piano and a black lab puppy that we named Mr. Hoxie after our old landlord.  Mr. Hoxie did not stay as long as you did though, as your Dad got tired of sleeping in the basement with the puppy to keep him from barking! LOL!  Oh my Gosh, you were so cute!  When you were one-year-old, people, even men would stop me on the street – well… not JUST, because you were so cute, but because your hair stood straight up, and they were giving me advise on how to tame it!  LOL!!

It is hard to believe that you are 32 years old today.  What an awesome young man you are!  You are very smart, nice, fun and you have the best timing of anyone that I know of when it comes to telling a joke or a story.  You are charming and witty, and I love how nice you are to your nieces and nephews, or with any little kids.  They all adore you!  You are a very hard worker, and a GREAT salesperson.  Your company is fortunate to have you.  I also love that you are usually the first person that I hear from when I miss a day of Mintdom.  I like that you read it every day.  I am so proud of you, Michael.  You are the BEST son that I have!

Happy Birthday, Michael, I love you.  xoxoxoxo

It is back to bed I go for a couple of hours.  I hope to feel better when I wake up.

AffirMINTion:  I embrace each day, and each challenge enthusiastically!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!Under

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My Youngest Mint’s Birthday!

09/03/09 – over 8,000 steps

Food Journal – yes

White Food – yes!

10,000 welcomes

Good morning Mintdom!

This is what greeted me at the office yesterday.  I swear, I have the MOST encouraging, awesome people around me, and the creator of this welcome is my sister!  I am blessed!

Yesterday my pedometer reset itself three times!  I have gotten into the habit of checking regularly.  I looked right before the first time it reset and it was 5,000 something.  The second time was 567, and the third time it was 1,252. and it ended on 1,572.  I did not calculate the steps I missed so I am just saying over 8,000.  I am happy with that. I need to be a little more careful to pause and / or unhook it when I am doing a lot of bending.

Happy Birthday to You

Today is my youngest child, Kelly, turns 30 today.  It is so hard to believe; it seems like such a short time ago.  Kelly was born during hurricane David.  My brother Jon and my cousin Roxanne came to the hospital with my husband and me.  We thought about changing the name to David if it was a boy or Davida if it was a girl.  Wow, Kelly, you lucked out!  LOL!  Kelly was a very easy baby from the beginning.  She slept through the night on her first night home!  I used to rock her and sing to her a lot.  I sang about how beautiful she was on the outside and inside too.  Kelly is still beautiful, and she is beautiful on the inside as well.  Kelly is sweet, thoughtful of her family and her friends, smart, capable (she owns 2 businesses, and 1 full-time management job). Kelly is always there to lend a helping hand to her family and friends.  She is a lot of fun and has a GREAT sense of humor. I am proud to have Kelly for a daughter.  Her only flaw is that she is not willing to lie about her age.  I think she should say she is 21 today so people do not start calculating my age! LOL!  I love you, Kelly – Happy Birthday to you! xo xo xo xo xo

I am late writing Mintdom today because I took the day off from work for a little Staycation.  So I am off to the pool!

AffirMINTion:  I appreciate ALL the people in my life

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!