Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The only thing I can change is myself, like a breath of fresh air I realize this. Trying to be aware of where the precious moments of my days are being spent and how they are being spent is a revelation in itself. At my job I help people , I'm very proud of that aspect. I'm trying to manage my time better to somehow get more me time in between work and family.
Most everyone has a degree of stressfulness in their lives. I've mentioned family problems, kids with health issues, divorces, one grand child being molested (can't talk about that too much still in court),,,STILL) The family member with mental breakdowns at least isn't in the suicide fore-front any longer...it' still seems to be a day to day thing tho-
However I am optimistic for I have figured out that I can not change the future by worrying about it. Worry has been a vise of mine. I'm understanding tho that it only robs me of today and dreams for tomorrow.
Brightest blessings to everyone here, you are braver than you think...I'm telling myself I am brave as well. (still crossing my fingers)lol
p.s. I really have missed everyone here, hope your spectacular
Monday, August 12, 2013
This summer has been so crazy weather wise. I deeply empathize there's so many hardships by those effected, bless you all.
I work in an HVAC (heating and a/c) industry. Whenever there are units that break down or are destroyed, part of my job is to make sure they are replaced, logistically not by sales. I'm by no means complaining, I love what I do being able to help people. I'm very grateful for my job, and proud of the work we do locally and internationally.
Working 6 days a week 12 hr days since May + the hr drive each way has left me tired.
The Sunday I've had off seems to fly by, trying to fit everything into one day is interesting we'll say. I'm not making excuses, because I've found once I keep moving I'm ok, if I sit down when I get home forget it, I'm done for the night.
So I try to work in the yard for 2-4 hrs after that most nights once I get home is all good, but then it's 9 p.m. and I have to be up again at 3 a.m. That's when I can come straight home and not chase across town for a family member.
It is stressful, I've had family problems too. Kids with health issues, divorces, one grand child being molested (can't talk about that too much still in court) family with mental breakdowns on suicide watches and etc... I'm sure everyone has problems thanks for listening to me blab on about mine.
I'm sorry you haven't heard too much from me, I've been thinking about you all a lot and you are in my prayers with your strife's and struggles, I do miss my Spark Friends very much. I'm taking this week off, I told my boss I needed it for mental health reasons. So, I might be pestering you all this week...beware...giggle.
if you take time to read this, thank-you. if not, I understand you're probably busy too but it's making me feel a little better to type it out anyway.
Bright Blessings to all, Lisa
Monday, December 24, 2012
Have not bloged for awhile, funny I say that a lot but it's true each time I plan on doing better. I'm not nearly as crafty nor computer savy as most of you are, by the way I love what you all do! This isn't a blog about blogging tho- I wanted to share something.
I went to the state university hospital for a total screening and this is what came back. The mamo as well as pap was clear for the third year in a row cancer free. This is huge for me mom mom had cancer (RIP) and my mother-in-law passed from it 6 mos ago (RIP).
Also, my blood pressure and all cholesterol levels well within 'normal' ranges for the first time in forever. The icing on the cake was my HgA1C was 5.9 which means I am officially no longer a type 2 diabetic!
The Dr. asked what I had been doing, I told her about this Sparkpeople web site and how it was helping me keep track of my diet and the exercises that were provided as well as the wonderful support options everywhere here. She said she would look into it and it might be abe to help some of her other patients.
So, my gift to me, and ultimately my family and friends is lifestyle change, I'm not going to call it 'diet' to me that sounds temporary. Including tracking food and exercise at least 30 - 60 min everyday. This is truly changing my life where I do not have to take any prescription drugs, which is important to me personally. Not to mention feeling great, not hurting which is amazing for me to not ache.
I have a way to go, bit now I'm more encouraged to reach my goal.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Last Saturday we moved into our new house :D it's so beautiful and still sinking in actually seems surreal at times, it needs work, but that is a great thing to keep me busy :D !!
Sunday we get 'the call' his mother has passed away at 4:30 from her fight with breast cancer.
Monday is our two year wedding anniversary, we spend most of it at the funeral home getting the arrangements in order.
Today Friday June 29th at 9am my husband and I went to the VA National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Leavenworth KS to see his mother put to rest. The most beautiful Military Honor Guard ceremony was preformed. The honor guard in their perfect uniform's glistened in the 90 degree temps, knowing they had driven from two hours away for this seemed impervious to the heat. As they knelt before my husband and presented him the flag, the solder told him the nation thanked him for her service to this great country I couldn't hold back thoughts as the director told us they had seven services that day. Wow.
Sat June 30th I have to work, which is good. My husband is doing a walk through of his mother's home to a perspective buyer. It is a man who he and his wife just had their first child Thursday. This would be a perfect starter home for a new family, so my husband is only asking half of what the home was appraised for. They asked him why so cheep, what's wrong. He said he just wants to get rid of the memories, and they need something affordable, that his mother would have wanted it that way.
...i logged my food on the trackers today for the first time in months, it's a start.
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