Happiness?

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Happiness?
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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 1:14pm
You might have January 1 circled on your fresh new 2013 calendar -- but before we close the book on 2012, we could reflect on What was the best thing that happened to you this year? C’mon, don’t be shy; brag on yourself and share.  And when I say “you,” that can include your family, your best beloved, or whatever.

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Registered: 05-01-2013
In reply to: bih6651
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 8:48pm

Congrats on your health changes and improvements. It has been a journey for you this last year, but you sound confident about 2013 coming up. Your happiness and wellness is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Take time to breathe, do some yoga techniques and learn to relax every muscle and bone in your body. I'm going to take you through an exercise called color breathing. Whenever you feel stressed, take a minute, close your eyes and imagine a bright color is flowing through your body as you inhale and as you exhale, breathe all of those stressors out. Do this as many times as you need to in order to feel relaxed.  - Blake Humphrey

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Registered: 05-01-2013
In reply to: bih6651
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 8:48pm

Congrats on your health changes and improvements. It has been a journey for you this last year, but you sound confident about 2013 coming up. Your happiness and wellness is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Take time to breathe, do some yoga techniques and learn to relax every muscle and bone in your body. I'm going to take you through an exercise called color breathing. Whenever you feel stressed, take a minute, close your eyes and imagine a bright color is flowing through your body as you inhale and as you exhale, breathe all of those stressors out. Do this as many times as you need to in order to feel relaxed.  - Blake Humphrey

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Registered: 12-23-2006
Sat, 01-05-2013 - 10:32am

At my dd HS they didnot offer study hall as a option so you took 7 classes Core+Electives all 4 years  or you worked as a office asst or teacher aid  1 period and took 6 classes..
If you took WVU+HS Courses for Duel College/HS Credit you have a different schedule 
that was different from the standard and might have some free time for you work on 
homework,test prep some days.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
In reply to: elle-fl
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 9:35pm

Love reading all these positive things!  For us, I started a wellness journey in 2012, stopped drinking soda, started watching what I am eating and have lost 35 pounds so far. Looking forward to getting healthier in 2013!  DD23 graduated from her university's teacher credential program, and found a teaching job (not so easy here in CA), after a year of job uncertainty DH's company signed a new contract with the state and his job is secure for the next few years.  My sister had a breast cancer scare, but all is ok. MIL found out she has a brain anyeurism, but after extensive testing it has been determined it is so small they don't need to operate.  They will reevaluate in a year.

There have been some not so great things in 2012, but I'm choosing to not focus on those!  Here's to a great 2013 for all of us.

 

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In reply to: elle-fl
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 9:35pm

Love reading all these positive things!  For us, I started a wellness journey in 2012, stopped drinking soda, started watching what I am eating and have lost 35 pounds so far. Looking forward to getting healthier in 2013!  DD23 graduated from her university's teacher credential program, and found a teaching job (not so easy here in CA), after a year of job uncertainty DH's company signed a new contract with the state and his job is secure for the next few years.  My sister had a breast cancer scare, but all is ok. MIL found out she has a brain anyeurism, but after extensive testing it has been determined it is so small they don't need to operate.  They will reevaluate in a year.

There have been some not so great things in 2012, but I'm choosing to not focus on those!  Here's to a great 2013 for all of us.

 

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Registered: 12-16-2003
In reply to: elle-fl
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 7:03pm
That is great news about you mom!! My ds is a freshman in hs, taking Honor core classes, two are 10th grade. He is not getting his usual straight A's but still doing well. My dd took several AP classes and his happy to have the credits now.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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In reply to: elle-fl
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 10:01am

I would say that biggest thing would be that my mother's cancer went into remission (non-Hodgkins lymphoma). At almost 87 I would say that she's happy not to have to go through more treatments for that.  The kids are both doing well. DD started her first career-type job as a nurse last Jan. & she is doing well, although I wish she was living nearby instead of out of state--we did get to visit her once and she came home a lot more than i thought she would.  DS is doing very well in 11th grade.  I thought he overdid it with classes since he's taking 7 classes & 2 of them are AP--he could have taken 1 less class and had a study period.  He's almost done with 1st 1/2 of the year, so next 1/2 he has gym, which he hates but at least it will be less homework.  Nothing that exciting happened to me, but at least nothing bad happened either so I have to look at it that way.

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In reply to: elle-fl
Sun, 12-30-2012 - 8:22pm

I don't really have anything to brag about - I guess I'm just grateful that it seems that dh's and my jobs are secure for now (we've both lost them in the past) and as I'm a terribly frugal person, even if something did come up with one of our jobs we'd be ok.  And we both like what we do.  DS20 lost a job he loved in March but has pretty much managed to stay employed or find other employment relatively easily (worst case being 4 weeks without one) - he's not thrilled with his current job but at least he has one for his fun/gas money.  He does like his new U much better than his previous one, and is doing better there and is on track toward his goals, which is always a good thing!

Sue

 

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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: elle-fl
Sun, 12-30-2012 - 8:00pm

Have to agree that the pres election result was a good thing. Even if the do-nothing House prevents him implementing ideal policy, at least we won't continue redistributing our nation's wealth to the top 5%, while the bottom 50% work two jobs trying to make ends meet.

DH had two bits of good news this year: 1) A clean colonoscopy, after having had three polyps removed three yrs ago. Now he doesn't have to return for 5 yrs. YAY! (His dad died from colon cancer at age 72.) 2) Another low PSA. He was diagnosed with PC in 2009 but <5% of cells, in only 2 of 12 tissue samples, were abnormal in each of his three biopsies. After a color doppler ultrasound and second opinion last year, indicating that he likely has the slow-growing, indolent type of PC, we decided no more biopsies unless his PSA jumps. We probably spent way too many hours worrying about something that a majority of non-biopsied, 64-yo men are walking around with. The significant changes in diet after his diagnosis may have helped, too--increased veges & yogurt, and cut back on meat.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
In reply to: elle-fl
Sun, 12-30-2012 - 7:30pm
Well dh worked a little more this year, better than last. As an electrician he has been sitting home the past four years and now it looks like there is not a lot to change that. We are grateful we were able to scrape by another year without losing the house. I guess that is the best we can hope for with this economy. Dd is doing great as a freshman away at school.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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