~Some Thoughts Today~

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Jacksonville, Florida
October 26, 2017 10:41am CST
Just thinking today about some things...maybe I shouldn't do so much of that. 1. Last night I got a phone call with some sad news. My younger sister (who my kids go to visit to spend a week or two with once a year) is moving to California! When the military says go, there's no choice. They will be leaving in February... 2. Just because someone responds to a discussion differently than the majority does not mean they are less intelligent, it means they look at things "outside of the box". 3. This busy week has left me feeling like I'm standing in the middle of traffic, just waiting for it to be over or getting hit in the process of it all. Did that make sense? Oh well, my brain is scattered today. 4. My husband was driving to work this morning and the truck shut off on him. Not sure what's wrong with it...but something is. His nephew drove him thank God after towing our truck back home. 5. We really need to get or make Halloween costumes for our kids since we don't have any yet. We are running behind for sure-hopefully the truck issue is an easy fix... 6. I have a TON to be grateful for so I'm choosing to focus on THAT instead of this dumb list. Of course I had to write it all down before I'm able to move forward though... And those are the thoughts running through this pea brain today. Lack of sleep probably doesn't help to think rationally either.
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@LadyDuck (163414)
• Switzerland
26 Oct
I am sorry that your sister move so far from you. May be they will not stay there for long time.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@LadyDuck Unfortunately, they have to be there for 3 years. =(
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@LadyDuck (163414)
• Switzerland
26 Oct
@LovingMyBabies This is a very long time.
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• United States
26 Oct
@LovingMyBabies I'm sure you're going to miss your sister and you kids their cousins. At least your kids were able to spend lots of time with them lately
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@GardenGerty (100387)
• United States
27 Oct
Lack of sleep doesn't usually help anything. I hope it is an easy fix for the truck.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@Gardengerty Yeah, lack of sleep messes with the mind for sure. Thank you, me too.
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@JohnRoberts (60051)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Oct
Try to relax. You do not need to bake a birthday cake today! Get the kids together and figure who wants what costume wise.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@JohnRoberts Very true! We usually get them at a thrift store so it's cheaper...hopefully we can get to one now that the truck is having issues... This week needs to end.
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@marlina (74867)
• Canada
26 Oct
So sorry that your dear sister is moving away. It will not be easy.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@marlina Thank you. I thought 6 hours was bad enough but California is days away driving. =(
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@marlina (74867)
• Canada
27 Oct
@LovingMyBabies I moved from my parent's house and to go there by car takes about 10 to 12 hours.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@marlina Yeah, we won't be able to ever make the trip so it's definitely sad.
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@LeaPea2417 (21077)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Oct
That is sad that your sister's family is moving to California. How long will they be there? I am sorry about your truck issues.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@Leapea2417 Yeah, it is. =( They will be there for 3 years. Thank you.
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@LeaPea2417 (21077)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Oct
@LovingMyBabies That is a long time. Thank goodness the kids got that chance to visit with them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@LeaPea2417 Yes I'm very glad they went when they did.
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@bluesa (13514)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Oct
Sorry your younger sister is moving, maybe you all could eventually visit her in California. I hope the truck is something that can be fixed easily. Lack of sleep is no fun, so I hope you get some proper sleep soon. Have a good Thursday further @LovingMyBabies
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@bluesa Thank you but we will never have that much extra money laying around to go there. =( Hopefully I will actually sleep tonight-that would be nice!
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@bluesa (13514)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Oct
@LovingMyBabies , that is a pity :( . I hope you did get some much needed sleep though.
@Courtlynn (66576)
• United States
26 Oct
Zombies.. cat (black clothes and whiskers by makeup).. witch (black clothes and a broom).. Sorry again for the week you've had to deal with. But thankfully its almost over!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@Courtlynn Thank you! Hopefully something will work for their costumes and hopefully the truck will be fixed so they can trick or treat. Your right, it is almost over!!
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@Courtlynn (66576)
• United States
26 Oct
@LovingMyBabies really hope so! Fingers crossed
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@RasmaSandra (18477)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Oct
Sometimes we need to stop and take a deep breath. If I get too panicky I give myself a really big pep talk and then things go back to normal.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@RasmaSandra Yeah, that's why I wrote this. This was my pep talk-and me getting things sorted out in my head. Now I feel a little better-as I always do after writing about things here.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
26 Oct
Mornin' darlin'...I'm playing with spammers on facebook right now, need something to do to keep me occupied
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Oct
@Jolietjake Good morning. =) It sounds like your having a fun morning!
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@Juliaacv (31292)
• Canada
27 Oct
I hope that you can get the truck fixed for a reasonable price and then move on to figuring out costumes for the kids. I'm sorry that your sister will be moving so far away, but it will make the visits all that much more special.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@Juliaacv Thank you, I hope so as well. I am trying not to stress about everything right now.
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@Juliaacv (31292)
• Canada
27 Oct
@LovingMyBabies Its hard not to stress, but so many things that are out of our control, I do not stress over. Its hard to get into that mind-set though. I hope that its fixed now.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Oct
@Juliaacv The truck is still not running. =( It is what it is. I am trying not to stress. There's a lot on our shoulders that I am working on just giving to God and pretending it's not happening.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Oct
Yea we always got costumes at a thrift store. If I bought new costumes every Halloween it would run between 40 and 60 bucks, money we just didn't have at that time. We always had fun getting the costumes ready try to focus on that.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@fishtiger58 Yes exactly! I refuse to spend $20 on a costume they wear one time a year! We don't have that kind of money-especially with having 5 kids.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Oct
@LovingMyBabies And those costumes seems to get more expensive every year. Crazy if you ask me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@fishtiger58 I agree, it's insane...
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Oct
All that what you state makes sense. Hope you get some sleep tonight. I need lots too.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@lovinangelsinstead21 Thank you. I did sleep better last night, thanks. =) I hope you get some good sleep too!
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Oct
@LovingMyBabies Thank you Jen. Hope things let me sleep better tonight I really need it I can tell you.
@Srbageldog (8650)
• United States
27 Oct
Sorry you're having to deal with so much right now. What part of California will your sister be moving to? I live near a military base, just curious if she'll wind up living near me. I hope things start looking up soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@Srbageldog Thank you. It's been a lot lately. It's called Travis Air Force Base. Thank you, me too.
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• United States
28 Oct
@LovingMyBabies I live near Beale Air Force Base. If her family ever gets transferred there, they'll practically be my neighbors.
@Kandae11 (38593)
27 Oct
Sorry about your sister moving - but remember - she is just a phone call away.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@kandae11 Well yes she is but I'm more upset for my children who won't see their cousins for 3 years. =( They are very close and are used to spending time together since they were all raised together more like siblings.
@sjvg1976 (18368)
• Delhi, India
27 Oct
Life is full of things. Lots of issues with me as well. My kids are not well suffering from fever, tv is not working, my mother is also not well, lots of work pressure these days.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@sjvg1976 I'm sorry for all your going through as well. =( Life is so difficult at times.
@JudyEv (126232)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
It sounds like you need a really good sleep. Hope you get it soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@JudyEv Yes, I slept a little better last night thank you.
@maezee (32578)
• United States
27 Oct
Nice list. I love that you always seem to have suvh a great attitude. It is contagious, it truly is!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@maezee Thank you so much! I try to stay positive through it all.
• United States
27 Oct
Lack of sleep is the worse. Sometimes i think I have insomnia because so many nights I can't sleep and others I can. I loved your thought about being grateful about what you have in life enough the things happen like you listen before. I get so stressed out with my life and sometimes feel like, why, why, why, you know? But I believe in Jesus Christ and thats something i hold unto when I am down. But even like, sometimes I just don't pray and it makes me feel bad. All I know about life at this moment is that we overthink Everything.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@runningthegalaxies Yeah life can sure be tough at times, especially when everything hits at the same time. I try to stay positive even when it's hard and I try to stay focused on what truly matters. =)
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct
Lack of sleep is always a problem when it happens. You have such a positive outlook, it is refreshing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@JamesHxstatic Thank you, I try to find the positive even when I'm down.
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@hostessman (9583)
• Tucson, Arizona
27 Oct
sounds like you had enough problems for one day,,,i hope things get better
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Oct
@hostessman Thank you, I know they will with time. Life is one big roller coaster.
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