Author Archive: by Nanette

My New Home

I have finally moved! I could not be happier. Really. I have been so grateful to Paul and Kari for opening their homes to me. But there is nothing like being in your own space. It’s been a long time coming but this place has made it worth the wait. I could not have found …

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Watching from a distance

It’s been a long time since I have posted anything on here. I have been so busy with some life changes. But I need to share something that has been weighing heavy on my heart. I have been watching from afar as a loved one has struggled with an unfair hardship. This story is for …

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Linda

A few days ago my friend Linda died. I just can’t believe she is gone. I can not seem to think of anything else. I just keep wanting to pick up the phone and call her. She would be shocked over this too. This seems to be unreal. I am constantly remembering back through all …

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Biggest Loser Open Casting Call…fail

Well today sucked. But no one can say I didn’t try. Here, let me explain…..  I applied on-line to be on NBC’s The Biggest Loser Season 15 about 6 months ago, maybe even longer than that. I finally heard back from them on April 22nd. They suggested I show up in person @ the Open …

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My top 10 reasons why I do not work ON an ambulance….

  I have worked in Public Safety for over 12 years. I’m a dispatcher and have been with several different agencies. I have dispatched Police, Deputy Sheriffs, Ambulances, Helicopters and Fire Depts, among others. Over the years people have asked me if I would ever consider working the street as an EMT or paramedic. Well …

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Mind over matter

I read an article not long ago about bed bugs. I never thought much about them until recently. I work at a fire station and one of the stations was having an infestation of them just recently. Between reading the article and hearing the talk about them at work, I began to get a bit …

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Mind your own business

What the hell is wrong with some people? Why would someone write on your Facebook or twitter page to say they disagree with you? I don’t get it. Do it on your own wall. I’ll tell you if I want a debate.  If I am posting my beliefs and my opinions and you don’t like …

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“Don’t be defeatist dear, it’s terribly middle class”…… Dowager Countess of Grantham

Have you gotten into the whole Downton Abbey craze? I held off as long as I could but yes, I have. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard of it let me tell you about it. Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series that comes on PBS. The first thing I have ever …

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Off to see the Bid-A-Mins

I went to Egypt in March of 2009. As I mentioned in my earlier post of Jordan, I was not expecting much. In fact I never wanted to go to this part of the world. I’m a city girl and I like things new and clean. The Middle East was never on my to-do list. …

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Where have I been??

For the longest time I thought I was a Republican. Since the very beginning felt this way and never doubted it. Well during the last Presidential election I did a little research and decided, no, I’m actually closer to a Libertarian. But not exactly. Just kind of. I always assumed there were just three political …

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I’ve been bitten

Yes, I’ve been bitten by the running bug. It is addicting. I am behind on my recorded TV shows, catching up with my cousin and everything else because I have been all consumed with completing my C25K app. I dream now of being a runner. I am slow though. Very slow. But continuing on. I …

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My Weight Loss Journey Update….

I do know for sure that I can’t multi-task. I have been focused on a couple different things lately which has caused my blogging to take a back seat. The first distraction has been my concentration on my new toy, my Gateway 17′ laptop. It came with Windows 8 which is taking me a little while …

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Success is not a race, be patient.

This whole changing my eating habits plan is way way harder than anything I have ever done. I think this is more challenging for some than others. Some have a weakness with alcohol, some drugs, some cigarettes, some sex. Well my weakness is definitely food. I am probably an addict. I feel like I have a sickness. …

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2013

I am looking forward to 2013. I love new beginnings. I love change. 2012 hasn’t been bad for me but I am hoping for exciting and fun things to come. With the New Year only weeks away, I am putting my list of New Year Resolutions together. Yes, I am one of those. And I …

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5 year olds, Really??!

I am appalled and shocked like everyone else over the school shooting today. I shouldn’t be though. But this shooting has seem to hit me hard in the heart. Children are so innocent and trusting. They are pure. How could anyone want to include them in their rant and shooting spree??? I know this isn’t suppose to …

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If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you

Well I have gotten so sick and tired of being a fat ass that I have decided to break down and change my habits. This is a big step for me. I don’t like to commit to things if there’s even the slightest chance of failure. And the percentage of screwing this up is HUGE. I see all these friends of …

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I prize the privilege of being alone –Carl Rogers

I am a loner. I crave my quiet time by myself. But I don’t think I have the personality of a typical loner. I am not independent, like I think most of them are.  I am a people person who loves life. I cannot explain it. I have been this way for many years. I first …

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Give Thanks

In honor of Thanksgiving, which I actually didn’t participate in this year, I am going to count my blessings. 1.)  I am so thankful to have my faith. I am a non-practicing Catholic [kind of]. LOL. I love Catholicism and do need to improve my attendance record. But I love God regardless of whether I …

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I Love You

I love you….how sweet those words are. More than sweet, they are kind, gentle and probably the most longed for words ever. Just like the singer Chris De Burgh says in his song, “Be strong and learn to say the words ‘I love you’. ” His lyrics also say, “There are those who think that love comes …

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To go to Afghanistan or not…..

So I was offered a job in Afghanistan. I have been applying with companies in Afghanistan and Iraq for years. For several different reasons. I had given up any hope since I haven’t heard back from any of those companies in probably 5 or 6 years. Nothing, Nada, zilch. Well it all changed yesterday. I finally heard back …

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