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I am 46 years old and work with mostly 20 something males. They are fun, rarely serious, very irreverent about most things and lovable on some level. They LOVE to scare me. The truth is I scare easily. I am a very focused person and so whatever I am doing I am totally engrossed in the moment. I may be on the computer, on the cardio deck, reading a book or watching TV, but whatever it is, I am very into that moment. Scaring me is not hard for them; they walk in the room and speak, tap me on the shoulder while I am listening to music doing cardio, working on the computer. I don’t just let out a peep, oh no, I let out a blood curdling scream that usually scares them and everyone around me. It is very embarrassing. The guys get a good laugh.

I have had clients come up to me while I am doing cardio and tap me and I go crazy with my scream. Besides scaring them to death, embarrassing them and myself, I have people afraid something bad has happened. The trainers around let them know, “oh no, it is just Ruth”. Of course, the first time one of them scares me they are shocked and cannot believe someone can scream like that in the middle of the day over a tap on the shoulder and they now feel it is their duty to cure me of screaming and they are brats who love to hear me. It is constant. I hear boo around every corner.

I wish I could tell you I am cured and no longer scream, but the truth is, I think I will always be a screamer. I scream at movies, roaches, and mice.  I am not sure why I scare so easily but they are all lucky I do not exercise with a gun because they would be dead many times over!

Are you a screamer?  What makes you scream?


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This morning I woke up, showered, got ready, drank my coffee and made my lunch. I went to work, trained six people, attended a meeting and then did some office work. There was nothing overwhelming good or bad in my day. When I got home Keith had washed all the clothes (okay that was wonderful!), Candy had painted a bunch of picture, and they straightened the den. Honestly, it was a relief to just go through a routine at work and come home to my little family without feeling any great emotion, either positive or negative. I am very thankful for just a day that has been uneventful. I think God knew I needed routine and no drama.

The highlight of my day was talking with Kayla and painting with Candy.   This afternoon Keith and I laid on the bed and just talked. (He even made the bed)

I am thankful that Kayla is coming home and we will get to spend some time with her.

It has been a day, no it has been a good day.

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