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I Will Put Optimism Before Pessimism

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    Back On That Horse Again.

    I had a few days and nights of stress lately. Work was difficult. Not much sleep as I stay day and night with an elderly lady and always have one ear open for any needs that she might have in the night. Her family causes stress too and I finally took a stand and said that I...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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