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Old 03-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #141
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I got back on the eliptical machine for the first time in 8 years! Starting back slow but it feels good just starting back...even if only for 10 minutes.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #142
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Way to go SB! I just started a fitness program myself after many years and several health issues and I have learned the importance of starting slow and taking any progress as a great accomplishment!

That being said, I am a little peeved at the fact that DH has been pulling double shifts and getting 5 to no hours of sleep between. I go between being upset I can't spend more time with him and worrying about him. But between this fact and the exercise I am getting, I am finding I am able to do things around the house that normally would have to be left for him. Not the hanging of our new curtains (bad knee and back plus vertigo equals no ladder climbing!) but assembling chairs, cleaning up after the dogs in the backyard, vacuuming, etc. are all things I wouldn't have dreamed of doing even a few months ago.

And to all my Moms and Dads here at DC, yes, I am being careful!
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #143
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it is a good feeling, isn't it lp.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:20 PM   #144
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My two deliveries arrived from Bureau en Gros (Staples). I had two separate orders so I could use two separate $20 off coupons.

One order has my new 22 sheet shredder. It looks and feels sturdy. I need a sturdy shredder. I have a large pile of accumulated stuff to shred (mostly client stuff). I will try it out after I read the instructions.

The other order was more mundane office supply store stuff: 2-pocket portfolios, new stapler, rubber fingertips, biz card paper, pens, Sharpies, some other stuff and a container of coffee.

Everything is for biz. I wasn't sure how long I would be ill and unable to shop in person. So, coffee on special worked out great. It was only a little more expensive than at Costco. Okay, the coffee isn't only for biz, but I serve coffee to my clients and once a year I include the cost of a container of coffee in my biz expenses. I probably use more than that for biz, but it isn't worth the effort to track it.

So, I am a happy camper. I love that kind of stuff.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:35 PM   #145
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My kids make me so proud! They (9th and 11th graders) are attending a charter school this year that's preparing them for college. They're both doing very well and have become more mature in every way. I met with one of my daughter's teachers today and he said my girl (9th grader) is extremely intelligent and transpires so much positive energy to others with her happiness and optimism. I couldn't be more proud of my kids! :) :) :)
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:16 PM   #146
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My two deliveries arrived from Bureau en Gros (Staples). I had two separate orders so I could use two separate $20 off coupons.

One order has my new 22 sheet shredder. It looks and feels sturdy. I need a sturdy shredder. I have a large pile of accumulated stuff to shred (mostly client stuff). I will try it out after I read the instructions.

The other order was more mundane office supply store stuff: 2-pocket portfolios, new stapler, rubber fingertips, biz card paper, pens, Sharpies, some other stuff and a container of coffee.

Everything is for biz. I wasn't sure how long I would be ill and unable to shop in person. So, coffee on special worked out great. It was only a little more expensive than at Costco. Okay, the coffee isn't only for biz, but I serve coffee to my clients and once a year I include the cost of a container of coffee in my biz expenses. I probably use more than that for biz, but it isn't worth the effort to track it.

So, I am a happy camper. I love that kind of stuff.
Great! I do too!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #147
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My kids make me so proud! They (9th and 11th graders) are attending a charter school this year that's preparing them for college. They're both doing very well and have become more mature in every way. I met with one of my daughter's teachers today and he said my girl (9th grader) is extremely intelligent and transpires so much positive energy to others with her happiness and optimism. I couldn't be more proud of my kids! :) :) :)
That is wonderful Dina! It is always good when other people see what we see in our kids too!
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:31 AM   #148
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My two deliveries arrived from Bureau en Gros (Staples). I had two separate orders so I could use two separate $20 off coupons.

One order has my new 22 sheet shredder. It looks and feels sturdy. I need a sturdy shredder. I have a large pile of accumulated stuff to shred (mostly client stuff). I will try it out after I read the instructions.

The other order was more mundane office supply store stuff: 2-pocket portfolios, new stapler, rubber fingertips, biz card paper, pens, Sharpies, some other stuff and a container of coffee.

Everything is for biz. I wasn't sure how long I would be ill and unable to shop in person. So, coffee on special worked out great. It was only a little more expensive than at Costco. Okay, the coffee isn't only for biz, but I serve coffee to my clients and once a year I include the cost of a container of coffee in my biz expenses. I probably use more than that for biz, but it isn't worth the effort to track it.

So, I am a happy camper. I love that kind of stuff.
Oh, I love office supplies...weird, I know! I like to buy paper...Shrek has forbidden me to go by myself, I always have some rationale for the paper I buy...of course, we have stacks of paper and notepads. But, we never run out of paper clips...in any color you could want
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:39 AM   #149
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lol, princess. there's 5 stages of the office supply paradigm.

first, the envy when you see someone with a lot of all they need.

then denial of said envy that no one needs that much.

then theft. it's a big company, they won't miss this box of notepads or pencils

next is remorse. for being no less than a flat out thief.

finally, acceptance and rationalization. it IS a big company and certainly won't miss this stapler.

the cycle then continues. transmogrifying. should i go on?
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #150
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My kids make me so proud! They (9th and 11th graders) are attending a charter school this year that's preparing them for college. They're both doing very well and have become more mature in every way. I met with one of my daughter's teachers today and he said my girl (9th grader) is extremely intelligent and transpires so much positive energy to others with her happiness and optimism. I couldn't be more proud of my kids! :) :) :)
Hi Dina, so wonderful to hear from you. You should be proud of the kids. They are doing so well. Woo hoo
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