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    One Lucky Girl

    Maybe it's the sunshine that's finally come in our direction, maybe not. I feel in a very good, possibly even outstanding, mood today. The past couple of years have been horrendous.....bad breakup, broken finger, broken tooth, body covering poison oak, a couple good legal scuffles with litigious exhusband, lost a friend or two, screwed over, business shutting down, buying my new house, leaving my beloved rural home, putting my cat to sleep, daughter moving out of province, then daughter moving back, the move, losing clients, interviewing, cancelling my long awaited trip, screwed over again, 2 rounds of strep throat, uncle died, put my dog to sleep, worries about filling up and meeting mortgage payments....oh, and I can't forget the yellow jacket attack that landed me in hospital. All told, I feel that I've paid my dues and it's been a rough haul for many months now. One thing after another after another after another. It's funny how things just turn around.

    Now I've got all but one space filled with 3 interviews this week alone. I'm signing a temporary family that will cover the time until whatever new client I snag can come in. My families are all wonderful. They were all from 'golden interviews' who I knew right in the first 10 minutes were mine. One client from my old location drives a substantial distance to keep her daughter with me as I'm the only one she wants taking care of her baby girl. When I had to call in for a third day with strep throat (previous 2 were for strep throat and a funeral) in the past 3 months, not one single person complained. Not one! They all wished me well and told me to get some rest. When I booked my vacation, no one wanted to know how I could make it easier for them. They all sent emails saying 'hurray', 'yippee' and 'have a blast!'. When I had to put my dog to sleep last month, they all sent their condolences and allowed me to leave their children (although sleeping) with my daughter while I walked him to the vet. They even offered me the day off, if I needed it to recover. One of my families is flying out to Cuba for their wedding on the same day and same time I'm flying to Puerto Rico in 2 weeks. They've offered to stuff me into their van at 3am with their 4 children and luggage so I don't have to pay for a limo. They've even asked for my flight details as they have family flying back in the evening when I come back and they may be able to hook me up with a ride home. No one ever complains about my supervision of the children, my policies, menu or anything really. In fact, they ask my advice frequently and actually use it. All I ever hear about is what a blessing I am to their families

    Despite the crappy year I've just had, today I feel like one very lucky girl! It seems that Murphy and his stupid law has left my immediate vicinity

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    Tremendous news !!!! Have a great time on your trip it sounds like you sure deserve it!!!

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    You are obviously such a great DCP who's clients in turn want to show you how lucky they are to have you!!!!!!! Have a great vacation and so happy things are looking so good for you!

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    Wow what a story.......sun is defiantly shinning......glad things are going well for u


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    Wow Cfred I am just so happy for you. You have definitely deserved all the good things coming to you !!

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    Your dc families are truly golden. You are certainly loved Glad to hear you have rounded the corner of what sounds like a hellish year. I hope the sun continues to shine on you. Enjoy your vacation too!

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    Fantastic post.

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    Thanks everyone! It's nice when things work out. Vacation can't get here fast enough....I've been on youtube looking at videos of Culebra for over an hour. Ahhhhhh, sand, surf and my tent & hammock. Bliss

    T minus 14 days, 12 hours and counting.....tick... .tick....tick

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    Oh my gosh... I just got shivers, and tears welled up in my eyes.
    What a horrendous year you had!! But more importantly- how wonderfully things are going now.
    Goes to show you what keeping positive and staying strong will do for you. It's never as bad as it seems.
    SO happy for you.
    And; have a great trip!!!

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    ......and then my oven blew this morning while making home fries......

    Well played Murphy

    well played

    lol

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