Seasons in a Day

Today was a nice day early. It got up to 85° and on both of my 15 min breaks at work, I walked the trail behind the office.

For lunch I had a roasted chicken salad and a slightly sweetened organic black tea peach flavor from The Fresh Market.

Later after I got home, we started to have a thunderstorm and then something hitting the roof sure enough a cold front had moved in and with it a hail storm.


So it was a day of sunshine and warm weather and then a day of thunderstorms and hail and temperatures dropping 20 degrees, only in the South!

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Podcast and walk

So I’ve been listening to the Daily Boost podcast, I like it cause it’s about 12 mins and is great for my walks and commute to work. I can get about 2 episodes in on each one. I did my longest walk since I moved to South Carolina. 

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Goals

So here is what I am going to challenge you to do. I want you to write down a goal. It can be in finance, relationships, health, family. Then I want you to keep that in your wallet or purse and each day take a look at it. Now, each day, take an action toward that goal..maybe it is some book you read or an article in reference to your goal or it is a YouTube video, it doesn’t have to be too long. Keep doing this and build toward your goal. This is like going to the gym for your mind and attitude, you are building that mental muscle to achieve your goal! Share your progress if you wish to, but at the very least maintain a journal so you can see how you are progressing toward your goal. If you keep on doing this I will tell you one thing that will happen, you won’t just have one goal after a short while. So, what is it you want to do in 1 year? Don’t reply with it..write it down put it in your wallet or your purse, something you can see DAILY! You can do this!!

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Challenges

So it has been a while since I last wrote in this space. I wish I could say all is well, but lately I have been faced with some medical issues that I have more questions about than answers so far.

About 9 months ago I started to expierence an issue with a head and neck tremor episodes, these would come and go and they did happen around the time I was laid off from the job that brought me out here to South Carolina.

After a couple of months those symptoms went into remission until recently when I start to get them again along with a persistent tremor in my left hand. In addition to that, I also experience tingling and numbness in my finger tips, balance issues, and fatigue.

All of these things put together seem to indicate possible Multiple Sclerosis enough so that a doctor at a clinic I visited has referred me to have an MRI done to see if I have any brain lesions consistent with an MS diagnosis.

It is scary when you are facing a possible condition to which there is no cure for but is also not a fatal disease so it is a good news/bad news situation. I have read some things on how I can control the symptoms via healthy eating and a mental outlook on things.

It is important to note I may not have MS at all but with the symptoms that I have and what I have read, it is hard to find something else it could be. I had a CAT scan last year that ruled out stroke and tumors so nothing with those issues.

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A new journey

So a few twists and turns in life has brought me to South Carolina. To follow my progress check out my new site

  

  

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A new journey

So a few twists and turns in life has brought me to South Carolina. To follow my progress check out my new site

  

  

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Back to Work in 2014

Day started off interesting. Got to work and lost power in the area for an hour. Back up now and getting stuff done.

Very busy day at work with 2 1/2 days off this week, this was like the first full working day of the week I have had.

Kind of took the first step today to leaving Facebook

FBBye

Came home and had fun with the girls and talked to Kristen about our day.

More football tonight, this time Oklahoma vs. Alabama…going with the Sooners on this one.

CBS will carry AFC playoff games online this postseason providing you don’t live in a market that is blacked out

Got a kick out of this story of a 90 year old Ohio man standing up to a would be robber, with his own firearm.

See ya’ tomorrow!

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Happy New Year!

I thought I would resume journaling again since it is the new year. I stayed up until about 1am last night but just couldn’t stay up until 2 to wish my west coast friends and family a Happy New Year..I did that this morning.

Had breakfast with the family at Cracker Barrel. I was craving pancakes and I got my fill of them yum yum!!
Breakfast

Came home and relaxed for the most part, watched a Magnum, PI marathon on Encore funny to see how short shorts were back then. Watched a couple of episodes of NCIS on USA before watching the last part of the Rose Bowl. Congratulations Michigan State on winning that. Kristen got Savannah down and I got Sarah down for the night. Back to work in the morning.

Back tomorrow.

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Tupelo Strong

It has been quite a week for the town I call home. The week began like it does in most towns, visiting the mall to get pictures with Santa for the kids, Christmas shopping, and company Christmas parties.

Then on Monday afternoon something terrible happened that shook Tupelo to the core, 2 on duty Tupelo police officers were shot in broad daylight from a ruthless would be bank robber. Sadly one of the officers Corporal Kevin “Gale” Stauffer would die from his injuries becoming the first police officer in the history of the Tupelo Police Department to die in the line of duty. The second officer Joseph Maher was in critical condition at first and has since been upgraded to serious and moved into a private room and able to walk with assistance, he has a long road ahead in recovery.

As a town we wept for the loss of Corp. Stauffer who was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant, but more importantly we came together to support the Tupelo Police Department and more importantly the family of the 2 officers. Sgt. Stauffer leaves behind a wife and 2 children ages 6 and 2.

The FBI field office in Jackson, MS setup a command post in Tupelo and the manhunt was on for the man who did this terrible thing. Then reports came in of a man in the same outfit trying to commit a bank robbery earlier that Monday in Atlanta along with bank camera captures confirmed it was the same guy.

Than on Saturday it was reported that a bank robber was killed in a shootout with Phoenix police officers. Hopes were high this was the same guy and today the FBI confirmed it was the same man via cell phone records obtained via court order that confirmed he was in Atlanta, Tupelo, and of course Phoenix on the corresponding days.

As a town we are healing, we are happy that this man will not be able to hurt anymore people, but more importantly the family of the 2 officers has a peace of mind that justice has been served and they can now begin the long process of recovery and healing. We are #TupeloStrong!

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NFL Sunday

It’s the first Sunday of the NFL season. So far I’ve enjoyed the Titans beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh, a thriller in the Meadowlands, and now watching the Packers and 49ers…Go Packers!!

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