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I was SPA dayed!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Son owns 2 Planet Beach day spa's

Yesterday every nerve ending I had hurt! I asked my Son if he had any openings for me to do message. He texted me back yes come at 2:30, So I show up and he SPA'D ME! for 3 hours!

I did water message, it hurt like heck but I did it anyway, after about 10 minutes it felt better. He then put me in a sauna I sweated all that stuff out, emoticon there was about 2-3 cups of salty water in the suit. He next gave me 2 sessions of Red light therapy and topped it off with a facial!

I did one errand on the way home, ate dinner took a shower and was in bed by 8:45 and slept til 7:30 this morning. My shoulders are still a little sore, but I feel like a new person!

I have some follow ups with Doctors to schedule now that I'm back on home soil..... I do feel so much better today.

Thanks to everyone for the Prayers ... I'll still take them emoticon

Have A very Blessed HAPPY EASTER! Thank You Jesus!

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/20/2014 3:53PM

    How wonderful to have such great care.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/20/2014 3:27PM

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PAMBWS 4/20/2014 2:33PM

    Happy Easter...what I nice gift from your son.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/20/2014 12:31PM

    Sounds wonderful ...... Glad your Son took such good care of you! emoticon

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52BINCE 4/20/2014 11:49AM

    Sounds like your progressing quite well!

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APRILRUSSELL3 4/20/2014 10:55AM

    Wow, that sounded like a great day! Way to take care of you. Have a Happy Easter!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/20/2014 10:48AM

    So happy you are feeling better. Have a wonderful Easter.

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LOVELESMILLS 4/20/2014 10:26AM

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LEXIE63 4/20/2014 10:24AM

    Will you take some gentle hugs as well?
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feel like I've been run over by a train

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good grief! Is this what drug addicts feel like when they come off all those "good" drugs??

I feel like I've been run over by a train...every muscle and nerve ending is sore! And I could sleep all day. wow.... I gotta go back to work on Monday! Please keep me in prayer for energy and strength.

Going to take a nice hot shower and get hair cut and try to join the living world today, might just "wake" me up.

Everyone of you who take the time out of your busy lives to stop by and comment and just say hi .... I treasure each and every one of you!

God Bless you all.

  
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PAMBWS 4/20/2014 2:37PM

    Chris...I hope this is not a recurring situation. Feeling like that just is not a great start to the day. Glad you're next blog showed a nice massage & feeling better.

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DEBBYFROMMT 4/20/2014 9:50AM

    Chris, I sure hope you feel better!

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JUSTLYLE 4/20/2014 7:57AM

    Wow, sure hope your doing better today, sure hate to miss this blessed event.
Happy Easter, get well1

Skeeter

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 4/20/2014 2:54AM

   

Bummer Chris, have you got the flu? Sounds like every bout of the flu I've ever had, even my eyeballs hurt!!

Don't you have any sick leave you can take?

I hope you get better very soon mate
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CATHYGETSFIT 4/20/2014 2:43AM

    I'm sorry you are feeling so bad. Yes, I do know that feeling from taking pain medication or muscle relaxers. I hope that tomorrow you'll feel better! emoticon

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SAL1512 4/19/2014 9:40PM

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BIGPAWSUP 4/19/2014 5:38PM

    Rest and sleep might be just what you need. Sending you love, light, and all the energy I can.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/19/2014 3:58PM

    After all your exertions, resting and sleeping could well be the most healing thing. Let tomorrow take care of itself.
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BONNIEMARGAY 4/19/2014 2:12PM

    Wishing you relief.

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SMITTY4RL 4/19/2014 2:07PM

    Chris, hope you're feeling better and rocking a new hair cut! I know how you feel about the drugs--I'm on some for my (missing) tooth and I feel very foggy. Hope you get better soon!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/19/2014 1:57PM

    I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. A warm shower or bath always helps with my pain. Take it easy and rest when you need to. Thinking of you!

Pattie

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 4/19/2014 1:54PM

    Hope you are feeling better, and amercing from the fog.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/19/2014 1:29PM

    emoticon and unfortunately--that is how they feel ......... I had or did take a muscle relaxant for horrific neck pain etc. and next morn. felt like a zombie at work ............ They do dupe you too so you just want to vedge or sleep .......... I am not taking any today; going to the pool and try to get back into the swim of things .......... (Drinking lots of water and exercise will really help move the drugs thru the lymphatic system ........ Otherwise there is a lot of residual ........... Ok--off we go ..... Lemme know how U are doing later, ok? .................. Always your lippy friend ............ lol .................. 2B emoticon

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Thank you and feeling gratitude.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am feeling rather melancholy today. I was granted a work at home day and am taking advantage of it.

I have spent a good part of my morning on the computer, after having slept like a baby from all the good drugs I am currently taking for my sciatic pain. The upside is that it has helped my knee settle down considerably. Considering the knee was the cause of the back pain I think they are even now! emoticon

I go back to my real job on Monday... I was having very serious doubts that I would be able to handle it with all the physical issues I was dealing with.... but GOD is good and He has provided for my Needs again.

My Son came down with strep so he is home also and on penicillin, he also need a down day because of his work schedule. So we are both taking things slow today.

I just wanted to get some of these thoughts on paper as I don't always blog my feeling, rather a private person. But I will not grow as a person if I don't explore the possibilities of me either being an instrument of change, or someone impacting me by my musings ..... so here I am!

I have a house phone that I usually let go to voice mail.... telemarketers and all... well today I just happened to walk by when the phone rang and picked it up.... a new Church in my area doing some outreach asked what they could pray about for me.... I really don't believe in happenstance... God is in control and I think He showed Himself today!! Yea God and thank You! I asked for my health as I am feeling my 60 years this year!

Oh well I think I've rambled enough for today... If you made it this far THANK YOU all my Spark friends, and GOD BLESS! emoticon

  
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SAL1512 4/17/2014 12:55AM

    So glad you got that call from that church today!
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CATHYGETSFIT 4/16/2014 6:05PM

    I think that blogging is good for you. It's like going to a therapist without having to pay someone to listen to you. lol Wishing you relief from all that ails you and your son! emoticon emoticon

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PAMBWS 4/16/2014 12:51PM

    Wonderful blog, Chris. Thanx for sharing.

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FLORIDASUN 4/16/2014 9:06AM

    I think it does the body good to let all of those inner rumblings out into the universe instead of being all bottled up inside. Honestly I think that holding things in without releasing them causes lots of illness in the body. The problem is...who can you really trust with your inner most and deepest personal feelings?

I've found that blogging about the things that upset me and cripple me and hold me back have ALWAYS added to my life happiness here on Spark.

Sure...I know this is a VERY public arena...so I have certainly reached the conclusion that at the ripe old age of 62 I really don't give a damn what people think if they choose to be judgy~and that in and of itself is SO freeing. To be true to yourself and be able to express your own personal truth is the BEST feeling in the whole world!

I was ALWAYS the one that completely FREAKED out over people and what they thought of me and my circumstances.

Losing our son Josh..opened the door to the fact that what people think... is of the LEAST value.. to our quality of life that any of us endures.

I DO think that nothing comes to us by chance...I certainly believe that this phone call came when you needed to hear that people DO care!

I certainly care and I think of you often! I will say that within the spark community we are a different type of species...most of us have a huge ability for compassion and we band together in ways that are truly miraculous!

At least that's been my experience and I blog my little heart out...the good, the bad...and sometimes even the helpful!

Hugs my friend...you are a beautiful and capable woman...never lose faith in your strength and your abilities! emoticon

I'm sending you and your son love and light and HEALTH! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EHLIFESSHORT 4/15/2014 9:21PM

    emoticon, hope he' s feeling better soon

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2BDYNAMIC 4/15/2014 3:10PM

    Sorry you are feeling melancholy today ....... But glad you get a little reprieve from work to take care of you .............. Don't worry about 'rambling' as I certainly understand going thru all the health difficulties I have been going thru ............I love the 103rd psalm for healing as the Lord has helped me immensely over the years and He will you too ............ We are here pulling for you ............... emoticon

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52BINCE 4/15/2014 3:07PM

    Hang in there, before you know it you will be back on your feet healthy n wise!!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/15/2014 2:52PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/15/2014 2:50PM

    Wishing you relief.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/15/2014 2:10PM

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

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SILVER_WOLF1221 4/15/2014 2:10PM

    Hope today is good and you get the rest you need!

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SMITTY4RL 4/15/2014 2:06PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Chris. And isn't it amazing how those little things happen? Love it. emoticon

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STEVEN_D 4/15/2014 1:28PM

    God has been working very hard this week, at least on me. And it sounds like on you, too. I'm glad you picked up the phone, isn't that amazing? Take care of your back and knee and get up to speed soon.

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LEXIE63 4/15/2014 1:28PM

    I do love those little happenstances. They always seem to come at just the right time.
Wishing you a break from your sciatica and a well rested knee. Wishing your son a speedy recovery also.
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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Me and the younsters

Saturday, April 12, 2014

My time with the organizing youngsters is coming to an end.

We won our NLRB election resoundingly! I am very happy for the employees, as there was wage theft going on and they will now be paid! emoticon

I have alienated only one of the girls, she is just afraid of me, which is ok with me. emoticon The other mean girl is at least sociable to me and at least is intelligent enough to figure out not to continue pi$$ing me off, as she has witnessed my assets and is at least respectful of them. emoticon

At the celebration part last night emoticon I was thanked by the chief of staff and I then turned around and thanked all the organizers for all of our efforts, with no mention of the rocky start. A lesson on how to be a grown up at least. emoticon

It was a fun time for me. I earned GOLD status at a Raddison hotel emoticon ... so free night for me sometime down the line for a vacation! I also meet some very nice people and even exchanged phone numbers with a few of them, as we shared many interests. emoticon

I think the organizing staff has also seen how using all the resources at our disposal during a campaign is infinitely better than what they had been doing. Also that sometimes you just need to trust your instincts on certain things.

I will continue to be who I am and never back down from a fight. I've earned at least the respect of most of them, which I can live with. emoticon

PLUS I GET MY LIFE BACK after almost 3 months! emoticon

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 4/14/2014 2:30AM

    Yay! So glad you made it through and that you are getting your life back again. emoticon on the win too! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/13/2014 1:59PM

    Congratulations!

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CASEYSAUER 4/13/2014 9:33AM

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is wonderful news. Think of how much you have grown!

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MONTANAFOCUS 4/12/2014 8:11PM

    Just in time to think about concentrating on gardening.

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SAL1512 4/12/2014 6:21PM

    You must be proud that you helped these youngesters learn some of life lessons and we will all be better for it ! Too bad it took so much out of you to force the learning process.
Congratulations,
Sal
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2BDYNAMIC 4/12/2014 4:44PM

    Hooray! Those young 'whipper-snapper's know their place at last! ..... And I will certainly keep an eye on 52B so he doesn't Pi$$ U off! ...... emoticon (poor guy) .......... I can see you are so glad to get your life back ......... now for springtime huh? ............ emoticon ..... Oh and emoticon for giving 52 his just rewards! (ha--U would think he would know better to remind me to be quiet and not mention let alone get him a gift!) .......... Even got him flowers! emoticon ......... Hope your knee is ok and all else. 2B

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BIGPAWSUP 4/12/2014 4:33PM

    I'm so happy you are getting your life back. Huge CONGRATS on the win. I hope everything gets easier from here.

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Well the younsters were finally given a dose of reality

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The youngsters have been given a good life lesson.

I am still off doing my thing with my union. It had become increasingly frustrating on my part. I had been trying to do what I was asked to do, and kept getting resistance and condensation from these Millennials. emoticon

I really do not like pulling rank, as I can usually get things done with my "personality" LOL. But things had deteriorated to the point of why am I even here? My union is paying out a lot of money for my skill sets in this area and I did not think it was being put to good use.

So I went directly to the BIG guns, the Chief of staff, He and I had a sit down. He and I have been at this for over 25 years together and I consider him a trusted good friend..... Well when I told him what has been going, that I was even asked to "read" the training manual, so I would "know" what to do! He was not HAPPY! emoticon My reputation speaks for itself. They know I am not one to stir up $hit. If that were the case, I would not keep being asked to do these special assignments all the time.

Well that conversation lead to another conversation with the young peoples direct directors. I also had an in depth conversation with their director, and he and I are also on the same page and have been at this for over 25 years, and another good friend. He also knows my history.

So when I showed up on Monday morning, the person I normally talk to when I get there ...... looked at me and said what did you say to the director??!?!? He was PI$$ED and had everyone in meetings for over 5 hours and he was yelling!! emoticon

When I went down into the room the WHOLE atmosphere was very different.
They were polite and respectful, even quiet. My political ideology is no secret within this union (conservative, I know an oxymoron!), but in Union life the members are the bosses, they are the ones that pay the bills! I am also an officer of the local. which makes me doubly a hardass! LOL emoticon

Just the fact that they were not respectful alone was bad. Imagine if any regular member had showed up and was treated so disrespectfully. This member would leave with a very bad taste in their mouth, also thinking they have no recourse. Union life is about respect on the Job, so how can staff treat it's members with so little respect. We can agree to disagree, and still have common goals in what we need to accomplish. This was NOT happening.

They have now been given a good life lesson, and I can now go about doing what I was asked to do to help run this campaign.

Lesson learned, do not PI$$ me off! emoticon


  
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IMAVISION 3/25/2014 1:48PM

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I wish our government officials would clue into the fact that "We the People" pay the bills! emoticon

And why we allow them to use our tax dollars the way they do is a mystery to this gal! emoticon

God bless!

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52BINCE 3/23/2014 6:04PM

    Well chris you are right we may have done what you did.... Just remember this I 52B may not be perfect but I am as close as you will ever find!!!!!!!!! So its unlikely I ever make a mistake.... emoticon

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SAL1512 3/19/2014 9:46PM

    What happened to getting the job done? When the liberals/progressives took over my plant, our productivity dropped. It was probably because they put their efforts into politics instead of working.
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PAMBWS 3/18/2014 8:27AM

    Well done Chris...experience counts!

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BLITZEN44 3/17/2014 10:24PM

    Not sure what went down to spurn all this, but I'm with you... when people (young or old) speak or act irrationally and show that they are not using common sense I speak up too. There is no place for unreasonable, irrational backwards thinking in the workplace. Nice job calling it out and getting things straightened out!

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GARDENCHRIS 3/17/2014 9:56PM

    You all cracked me up.....like none of you would not have done the same thing! emoticon

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CAT-IN-CJ 3/17/2014 8:18PM

    I'm SOOO glad we're friends.

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HHB4181 3/17/2014 11:21AM

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/16/2014 9:05PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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DEBADEAU 3/16/2014 5:41PM

    It's tough working with the younger generation. I used to do corporate training and was tasked with training a group of 10 people who just graduated from college. Many (not all) in that age group act really entitled and it can get under your skin! You probably helped them out by talking to the director!

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MONTANAFOCUS 3/16/2014 4:02PM

    You rule, Chris!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 3/16/2014 3:30PM

    Good for you!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/16/2014 2:39PM

    Great job! Proud of you!

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2BDYNAMIC 3/16/2014 2:17PM

    Just finished reading EVERY single word and don't worry .......... I will try hard to NOT Pi$$ you off; one more thing ............ This is the reason YOU are the leader of Sarcastics ............ no one else could fill your shoes ............. (Your $hit stomping shoes I might add!) emoticon ....... It's funny how everything trickles down starting w/ government ............ Look at the confusion, fighting, constant turmoil, unrest and people generally upset and pi$$ed off! ............... (It shows in the road rage out here for one) ...... Having said that, I think I will just go to bed and pull the covers up over my head!! ........ Excpet the sheets need changing, so it would be smelley! ............. emoticon also for the comment on my spring clean blog ............ (of course, the min. I posted ...... here came the dark storm clouds!!)............... emoticon some days ya just can't win BUT I AM glad you gave them all the word so they can get their act together!!! ........... emoticon

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LOFLLAMA 3/16/2014 1:33PM

    WOW!!! You sound like a 'Mob Boss'. Teehee!

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