50 Days of Gratitude

I was laid off, but that's okay!

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The End

This was my last day at work.  It went very smoothly.  I took the best donuts ever in to my co-workers.  So, as people came up to my unit, I said goodbye.  It was all good until the end.  One person just had a certain effect on me. I cried.  I totally was not expecting that, but it was okay.  My friend walked me to my car.  I’m so relieved that it finally over.  The past few months felt like a long, slow breakup.  I don’t even know how I made it the past few months.  I’m so grateful for my family, friends and my leadership coach.  In the end, I realized that it was time to just let it go.  I couldn’t be upset or anything.  It was just time to move on.

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I’M GOING GREEN
So, this is one of the ways that I will help myself be a healthier person.  I just made my first green smoothie in my vitamix last night.  Whoo Hoo!  It was also the first time that I ever used my vitamix machine too.  It’s been sitting on my shelf for almost two year.  Crazy, huh? 
I know that you can’t see how green it is in a green container, but it is super green.  This one had lots of spinach, one kale leaf, one collard leaf, 1 1/2 apples, a frozen banana, a cup of frozen mixed berries, tbsp flax oil, some goji berries, a date, and a piece of fresh ginger.  I think that’s it.  It’s was a thick green sludge.  My husband didn’t care for it.  Baby Z spit it out and turned his head when I tried to give him more later-lol!  It was very sweet.  I didn’t need the date in there at all.  I didn’t really like it that thick.  So, this morning, I made it a little different.
This time, I left out the date.  I did strawberries, instead of mixed berries.  I left out the ginger, just because I forgot.  I put a nectarine in there.  I put in a cup of C2O coconut water (fresh would be better, but this is the next best thing).  I also added some sprouts. This morning, I blended it for a full two minutes to make it really smooth.  Yumma! The great thing about these smoothies is that you can change them up all the time.  So, I’m hoping that will keep me from getting bored.  I’m going to be a green smoothie girl:)

I’M GOING GREEN

So, this is one of the ways that I will help myself be a healthier person.  I just made my first green smoothie in my vitamix last night.  Whoo Hoo!  It was also the first time that I ever used my vitamix machine too.  It’s been sitting on my shelf for almost two year.  Crazy, huh? 

I know that you can’t see how green it is in a green container, but it is super green.  This one had lots of spinach, one kale leaf, one collard leaf, 1 1/2 apples, a frozen banana, a cup of frozen mixed berries, tbsp flax oil, some goji berries, a date, and a piece of fresh ginger.  I think that’s it.  It’s was a thick green sludge.  My husband didn’t care for it.  Baby Z spit it out and turned his head when I tried to give him more later-lol!  It was very sweet.  I didn’t need the date in there at all.  I didn’t really like it that thick.  So, this morning, I made it a little different.

This time, I left out the date.  I did strawberries, instead of mixed berries.  I left out the ginger, just because I forgot.  I put a nectarine in there.  I put in a cup of C2O coconut water (fresh would be better, but this is the next best thing).  I also added some sprouts. This morning, I blended it for a full two minutes to make it really smooth.  Yumma! The great thing about these smoothies is that you can change them up all the time.  So, I’m hoping that will keep me from getting bored.  I’m going to be a green smoothie girl:)

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Day 46-Wow!

So…It’s been a while since I’ve written something.  It’s not that I haven’t had anything to be grateful for.  Life is good.  I’ve just been living it and taking it easy.  I think that the biggest things that I’m grate for right now are my health and my family.

Recently, I decided to really just put myself first.  I’ve decided to stop my job search for at least the rest of 2011.  If someone happens to call me about a job that I applied for, I may check it out, but finding a job is no longer my priority at the moment.  I am my biggest priority.  It’s time to take care of me.

Now, that’s not going to be easy.  I’m not rich.  Unemployment at the max in California is $450 a week.  That is not a lot of money in California.  Also, not working will mean that I’ll have to put off some of my goals for now, like buying a house:( It’s okay though, it will come.  Take caring of me first will allow me to better work on this goal later, and later doesn’t have to be that far off. 

I’m 38 years old and I’ve been dealing with high blood pressure for a while.  I also have a family history of it.  My father passed away at the age of 36.  I’m grateful that I’ve made it to 38 and I believe with all my heart that my dad’s fate is not mine.  I probably have a lot more tools and resources than he ever did.  It’s time for me to use the information that I have to get better, to lose weight and have a healthy mind, body and soul.  So, that’s what I’m going to do.  That’s my focus for now.  I’m so grateful for this time that I’ll have to work on me.  What a gift!  I believe that good things are happening and more is to come. 

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Praying Hands Day 29 or 21:)
I need some big hands like this praying for me right about now, because I don’t want to go back to reality.  I know that something good is coming my way, but it’s hard to keep that faith at times.  Right now, I’m enjoying my time with my cousins.  I’ve been on vacation in Tulsa, OK.  Today, we drove to Oklahoma City.  I’ve enjoyed this trip.  I wish that they lived closer, but I also like having places to visit. My little guy has been having a good time with his cousins too.  He smiles and laughs all day long. 
I’m so grateful for this vacation, my big cousins and little cousins, barbecue, fresh air, sonic cherry lime slush, Chick-Fil-A, potatoes, lemonade, church, my sweet baby and my husband.
That reminds me.  I spoke with my husband earlier.  Well, yesterday.  It was our 5th Anniversary.  Whoot! Whoot!  Five years.  I’m so grateful for him.  He’s a good person, good husband, good dad…
Here’s to many more years!  I believe that it will only get better.

Praying Hands Day 29 or 21:)

I need some big hands like this praying for me right about now, because I don’t want to go back to reality.  I know that something good is coming my way, but it’s hard to keep that faith at times.  Right now, I’m enjoying my time with my cousins.  I’ve been on vacation in Tulsa, OK.  Today, we drove to Oklahoma City.  I’ve enjoyed this trip.  I wish that they lived closer, but I also like having places to visit. My little guy has been having a good time with his cousins too.  He smiles and laughs all day long. 

I’m so grateful for this vacation, my big cousins and little cousins, barbecue, fresh air, sonic cherry lime slush, Chick-Fil-A, potatoes, lemonade, church, my sweet baby and my husband.

That reminds me.  I spoke with my husband earlier.  Well, yesterday.  It was our 5th Anniversary.  Whoot! Whoot!  Five years.  I’m so grateful for him.  He’s a good person, good husband, good dad…

Here’s to many more years!  I believe that it will only get better.