Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's a New Day!

Okay today is a new day. I walked 3 miles and rode the bike to work. It is cooling off in the mornings.....alittle. That gives me some hope that summer might just be coming to a close. Whoopee. I have dressed in my cutest outfit and am trying to look my best. Fake it till I make it.

I need to market myself as an elder caregiver. Roxie came up with a great idea. I have always had an extra p/t elder care job until my car broke down. Roxie thought that I might offer my services as an "excellent" ( I put that in there, not her lol ) caregiver in exchange for the use of a car. A car that belongs to a older person that probably doesn't use it anyway. GENIUS ROXIE! So help a Sista out. Give me some advertising ideas. I can put the word out in my church and they actually have a job center as well that I could use. I am looking for something more creative. Anybody have a Great Aunt Agnes in Phoenix that needs some help. I'm your girl!

I deleted yesterday's rant. It serves no real purpose staying up. I did feel better after I wrote it and got some feedback. thanks everyone. Now I just want to move forward.

My food has not been the best. Though I am still really surprised that I have avoided a full-on food coma in spite of all this. Up another lb. I am not freaking. When things settle down, and they will. They always do. I know how to get the weight off. I trust myself in the respect. Weird, but a nice feeling.

Thanks for all your support. I have lots of support in real life too. I really do feel the love! The picture is of the fun I had this weekend with the boys. Took them to see the Karate Kid. Plus it was cool enough for the bird park.
Keep the mood and the food real................


  1. Excellent is appropriate! You have such care and compassion for those you care for - someone in Arizona is getting ready to be very, very lucky!


  2. If I were sick, you could be my Nurse.
    And Truckie would be yours.
    Glad it's looking up for you.

  3. GREAT idea. And I'm so disappointed that my elderly uncle in Phoenix has recently passed. You would have been perfect to help him out. And he had a nice, seldom-driven, car needing to be used. :( Good luck with this plan.

  4. I like it when you say "Fake it til you make it". Sometimes thats so true. When you have so much going on in your life that your hearts just not in it. But you WILL make it my dear. Never fear!

    Hubbys been a keeper for over 20 years. He doesn't realize how much he's grown as a person , a man, himself. Did i see that potential in him 20 years ago ? I don't know. Maybe thats what attracted me to him. He doesn't believe me but i tell him what a wonderful man he is every chance i get. deb

  5. What a great idea about the caregiver thing! You could also try putting an ad in the paper. I know that my mom found a couple of caregivers that way a long time ago.

    Don't worry, Dana, you're gonna make it! :)

  6. Wonderful idea - and any elderly person would be lucky to have you for their nurse! I love it!

  7. What a great idea Dana! (and Roxie)

  8. Sounds like Roxie is onto something there. Great idea. I used to drive my grandpa all sorts of places and one day, he gave me his car. It was such a blessing and I luved him for it. We drove that car everywhere. Great idea.

    I really liked how you ended this post KEEP THE MOOD AND FOOD REAL. Luv it.


  9. Glad to see you are doing better. Give yourself credit-you are amazing! Michele


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