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How are you doing emotionally, physically and financially?  Where are you at?  Really think about it.  I woke up this morning after having a dream that asked me that.  It was very real and very weird.   I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. 

Emotionally I am in a pretty good place.  I still crazy love and adore Hubby and he feels the same way about me.  I have my moments when I feel very lonely being so far from him right now.  I miss my girls very much but am incredibly proud of all three of them.  Losing my job and it taking so long to find a new one has been a huge blow to my self-esteem, but I look at it and it isn’t just me.  There are 21 million people in this country currently unemployed.   Most of them through no fault of their own, I take comfort in that fact.  I have a 3.9 GPA for my masters degree program so I know that I am still smart, I look in the mirror and I am still fairly attractive and don’t look my age those things make me feel good and I am happy. 

Physically I am the strongest I have ever been.  Except for a broken toe and sore knees I feel amazing.  My muscles are hard and strong I enjoy the feel of them working.  As soon as this broken toe heals I will get back to the aerobic part of training.  I actually miss it.  I didn’t think I would but I was really enjoying a well rounded workout schedule.  I still need to start eating better.  I have used the migraine and the residual slight nausea to break my sugar binge.  Lent starts Wednesday the 9th and while I am not a practicing anything religious I am going to try to give up sugar for lent.  I am upping the amounts of fruits and vegetables I am eating and writing what I eat down and when.   So hopefully the next time I assess myself this will be where I can announce weight loss and muscle building instead of just one of those.

Financially, well I have said it before; getting laid off was both the worst thing that has ever happened and the best.  It forced Hubby and me to really look at our finances and come to grips with our spending habits.  They were atrocious!  We were in so far over our heads that at one point we didn’t think we could get out.  But we are steadily climbing out of the hole we dug for ourselves.  We have a realistic budget that we are sticking too.   We know where all of the money goes, we know where all of the money comes from, and we work very hard for there to be more money in than goes out.  We don’t have any credit cards, if we need to buy something we save for it.  It is much more satisfying to get things now.  We enjoy things more because we don’t do them as often.  I have had two companies contact me for more information, so hopefully I will be gainfully employed soon.  We are making plans to save when that time comes.  We have gotten used to living more frugally and I think it will continue.

That’s where I am emotionally, physically and financially.  How about you?  How are you doing? Really think about it.  Be honest, maybe write it down.  It makes a huge difference when you really know.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!


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I was thinking about what I was going to write my blog about this morning while swimming when one of the guys I swim with said Hi and scared the crap out of me! 😯  I almost drowned.  Ok mostly I just snorted a whole bunch of water up my nose.  So crapless and snotless I finished my 45 minutes.  I only did 45 minutes today because I was procrastinating getting out of bed and didn’t get to the pool until 6:30.  I have got to get back in the habit of getting up when my alarm goes off.  Anyway what I was going to write about before all of this occurred was how good exercise feels.

I was swimming this morning and just enjoying feeling the way my muscles were working.  Swimming is one of those exercises that uses most of the muscles in your body.  As I have mentioned before I do the backstroke.  I don’t like putting my face in the water so the backstroke is perfect.  Plus if you think about what you do all day everything is forward.  Sitting here writing this blog my shoulders are rounded forward toward the computer, my back is rounded forward toward the computer, my head is leaning toward the computer.  When I swim everything is pulled back, my head leans back, my back arches, my arms and shoulders go back over my head and behind me scooping the water.  It feels wonderful. 

I am not an athletic person, but I love to exercise.  Well I love it once I start doing it.  Sometimes the starting is problematic.  But once I get started it is good.  I love the feel of my muscles moving and working, gaining strength.  I have always enjoyed that part, I just have never been very coordinated.  So swimming and working out at Curves and my aerobic shows are what works for me.  What works for you?

Navy Girl will be hanging around in port longer than expected.  It pushes the next time we will see her back a lot.  That makes me very sad. 

Army Girl has been delayed in getting back to the states.  It is very disappointing.  I will let everyone know when she arrives.  But it won’t be soon.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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