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Hi Everybody,

I\'ve talked with a few of you, but I\'ve missed a lot of you. I\'m still getting used to working 4 hours a day and still trying to fit in the same activities that I\'m used to doing! I consider my time on Desktop Nexus more special than ever now, because I don\'t have as much of it. If any of you want to get in touch with me sure fire, send me a PM, and I\'ll do my best to answer it.

By the way, I sincerely thank all of you who have been commenting on my wallpapers. I truly appreciate it. As for me, I have been going through wallpaper commenting withdrawal. I am hoping to remedy that with a couple of big doses of wallpaper comments sometime within the next week or so. I hope that as many of you as possible feel the side effects... :P :D :D :D

About my part time job... I really like it!

It\'s a lot different than I thought it would be. I am doing work on the computer and other clerical work, but, I am also doing a lot of Laser Engraving. It isn\'t hard, and I enjoy it, now that I\'m not worried about it anymore.

The reason I was worried is because I thought that too much of it would aggravate my back problems. Staying in one position for several hours at a time can bother anybody’s back, especially my ornery one. But there are a couple of reasons that running parts on the engraver is actually working out fairly well for me.

One is that I am working out at Planet Fitness. Each workout is like a physical therapy session! There is an excellent trainer on the staff. She\'s given me a great program that is safe to do. I go there 3 times a week before I go to work. (I still have trouble believing this, but I nowI get up at 6AM. My “Night Owlism” is on the endangered species list.)

When I first started laser engraving parts, I was getting very sore. I asked my trainer if there were any exercises that I could do to counteract what I was doing at work. She gave me a great tip, that I can share with all of you!

It isn\'t natural for the human body to stay in one position for hours at a time. Whether you are running machinery, sitting at a desk doing clerical work, or sitting for long hours on the computer at home, here is what you can do:

Stand up at least every hour and reach for the sky! In other words, do a full body stretch! (Or if you are wheelchair bound, stretch as much of yourself as you can.)

It feels wonderful, and I am hooked. I probably stretch at least 10 to 15 times a day now. The first day that I ran parts for 4 hours, I went home dangerously sore. I ran parts for 4 hours last Friday, and thanks to stretching, I went home a little stiff, but I felt okay.

If you walk away with only one thing from this journal post, make it this stretching tip! It has made such a great difference to me and I’m sure it will improve your life also. Try it. You won\'t regret it!

CollieSmile :)

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7/1/13 at 12:51pmRosasio by Rosasio
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