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I WILL be fine.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Yes, I got a surprise yesterday. After fifteen years, I was told they wanted to take the company in a different direction and that it didn't include me. They said it didn't reflect on me.....right. I have my own theories about it but oh well. What's done is done. I am taking the rest of this week to decompress and then I will make plans to find employment next week.

The big question is whether or not to stay in my chosen field. I feel a little like making a big change. Who knows.

Thank you so much for the spark goodies and nice comments. It means more than I can say. The tears are flowing so easily.

On the bright side, little Noah was born Monday night and he is perfect. He is my 6th grandchild and I am so grateful for him. Maybe this means I am meant to spend some time with them.

This will not beat me....I will come out on top....screw them.

Hugs,

Keri

  
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CTTAGENT 7/15/2010 12:44PM

    Congratulations on the grandbaby!

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MEESHA_DCATDIVA 7/14/2010 1:06AM

    I am glad you are taking this as an opportunity for yourself, but that was plain mean on their part

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JELLI-LEAN 7/9/2010 4:42PM

    As the saying goes "When God closes a door he opens a window"... Perhaps the window of opportunity!

Keep up your great attitude and enjoy those grandkids... wish I hada a few!



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JFROGDIVA 7/9/2010 4:29PM

    You can do this!!!! I like your attitude & style!!!! Enjoy the time with your family!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae

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HICALGAL 7/9/2010 11:08AM

    life is tough but so are you and the best part is another door has opened...just be on the lookout!! and congrats on little Noah bringing joy into your life at the right time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ID_VANDAL 7/8/2010 6:19PM

    Hi Keri - that job thing sucks but I love the attitude. You are one strong lady and I know you'll be fine. Most of my friends from my company actually ended up better off and happier than they were when they worked here so maybe this is a positive in the long run.

Congrats on the new grandchild - that is one huge positive for you!

You take care of yourself and YOU WILL BE FINE - I have no doubt about that!

Vandal

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NANCY- 7/8/2010 11:00AM

    You have a wonderful attitude. Perhaps it is an opportunity for change.

emoticon on the 6th Grandchild!!! Wow! Little ones are so precious.

Keep Sparking.
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P316LEIA 7/8/2010 10:06AM

    Congratulations on a new grandson!! Keep up your positive attitude and life will fall into place where it is meant to be. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBRATAH 7/8/2010 10:02AM

    emoticonWishing you the best!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 7/8/2010 6:47AM

    Keep positive!! Enjoy your new grand baby!!

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ELLENIRENE 7/8/2010 4:53AM

    Talk about being left out!!! but, you've got a good attitude: screw them!!
We have a new boss and I've had that attitude (screw them) a lot lately. Wish there were more jobs available-I'd join you in looking for a new one!

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POSITIVELY_EB 7/7/2010 11:41PM

    I LIKE that attitude! You go, girl!

Hugs! Beverly

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DEEGIRL50 7/7/2010 11:17PM

    emoticon to you and Noah. Enjoy the extra time with your family.

emoticon Some times employers don't appreciate the best workers. I'm being involuntarily transferred to a new school. I went through a whole range of emotions (shocked, sad, mad) before accepting. Give yourself time to feel and a deal.

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NEWYEARME 7/7/2010 9:49PM

    Losing your job is definitely scary, but sometimes these things work out to be an opportunity to do something new.

I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

Best of luck in your search for a new job!!!!

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TRIGFROST 7/7/2010 8:55PM

    New Job- New Friends- New Direction - New Life...Go Lady....

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CTTAGENT 7/7/2010 8:03PM

    Sorry to hear about the job loss, but I am glad you are having a positive outlook, and know that you will come out on top. You never know what opportunity may be waiting for you.

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_RANDY_ 7/7/2010 6:15PM

    My thoughts are with you. Wishing you a new job or new direction - whichever you choose for you.

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BERNABEI203 7/7/2010 6:05PM

    So sorry to hear about your job. Hope everything turnns out well. Isn't it funny how GOD works! enjoy the time with your grandkids:)

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MSLZZY 7/7/2010 5:58PM

    Funny how employers can turn on a dime when they want to change directions. Maybe this is your opportunity to find something new and exciting. God doesn't close a door without opening a window. Take time with the new little one. What will be, will be. emoticon

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SUNNY1432 7/7/2010 5:45PM

    YOU ARE AWESOME!! emoticon
You have a great attitude about what's going on and I know that will lead to you finding something new that will suit you. Hopefully that will include having more time to spend with your grandkids. emoticon
Good luck with the job searching, but first enjoy this down time and RELAX! emoticon emoticon

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Day one and two of Conference

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's lovely here in San Diego....even if the sun isn't shinning today. It sure beats the 90 degree weather we have been having at home. The conference so far is beating my expectations!

We heard from Steve Forbes yesterday and he was fantastic. Today we heard from Al Gore...another great speaker. I am learning a lot at the conference and I really have so much to share with you....but this has to be short and to the point....you know.....places to go.....people to see...things to do.....

You would be proud of me...I have a honor bar in my room and with the exception of the $5.50 bottle of water I bought Saturday night....I have refrained from touching any of it.

I started reading a new book on my trip. "Women Food and God" by Geneen Roth....wow! I have a lot to share about that too, but it will have to wait. I am writing this in the convention center. If I have time to night I will elaborate from my room. This book is amazing.

I'm going to leave you now with a quote I heard yesterday from a Vet who lost his hand in battle....."How do you know that the loss of your dream, isn't the birth of your destiny?"

Think about it...........


Have a great day! Love ya!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 7/4/2010 3:33AM

    How do you know that the loss of your dream, isn't the birth of your destiny?"


WOW! I love that. I am going to also check into the book you mentioned.

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HICALGAL 6/30/2010 4:51AM

    love that quote....very profound coming from the vet. thanks for sharing. emoticon

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NANCY- 6/29/2010 8:24AM

    Wow Keri, $5.50 bottle of water? Was there gold in the bottle???? LOL
The conference sounds awesome. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it and the book. ( I have it on hold at the library)
Thanks for sharing that Vet's quote. It is very thought provoking. I'm going to share it with my son who was just robbed, hope it will help him.
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JOURNEYOF3 6/29/2010 8:19AM

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing.

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MEESHA_DCATDIVA 6/28/2010 11:04PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying yourself

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JFROGDIVA 6/28/2010 9:07PM

    I don't know what your conference is for or about, but it sounds good!!!! LOVE the quote!!!! SO TRUE!!!! Have a great time!!!!
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SUNNY1432 6/28/2010 8:14PM

    Glad you are enjoying your conferences. It sounds very interesting!! Keep up updated about the book, I've been looking for something different to read.
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SCHANSEN2010 6/28/2010 5:29PM

    Very insightful! I loved the few days I spent in SD too! Of course, my trip was without all the famous folks and inspiring speakers.
Safe travels!!
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DEEGIRL50 6/28/2010 5:21PM

    Thanks for checking in with us. We miss you when you're away! Glad you're drinking your water. What was that bottle a hundred ounces?

Enjoy!!
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POSITIVELY_EB 6/28/2010 5:08PM

    That's great, Keri! Glad you're enjoying youself. I have that book - totally awesome! Can't wait to hear what you have to say about it!

Hugs! Beverly

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/28/2010 3:11PM

    You are in my hometown. Hope you're enjoying yourself. Conference sounds great. Have a good day.

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Life---DO NOT miss a moment!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments. - Rose Kennedy

Isn't that true..........

I've been reading a lot of blogs lately. Our fellow sparkers really have a lot to say....and sometimes they don't know they are saying it.

For instance, I have seen alot of people discuss what they can't do now or that if they weighed less.....they could do this..... And then there are the ones who are saying....Finally! I can do THIS.....

But what if we are wasting moments while waiting for milestones? I can tell you....I'm not going to miss another moment! And this is how I'm gonna do it.

I don't care what I look like in a swimsuit. As long as I'm not flashing anything inappropriate.....I'm gonna wear one. The water and the exercise I'll get is a moment I refuse to miss.





My hubby and I want to walk to the top of Crazy Horse monument during the Volksmarch. I can't do that right now.....without having a heart attack that is!But I can start walking what I can and work my way up! I will get there!





Also, I wrote a blog on June 7th that really hit home to me and this is just an extension of that because I don't want you to forget it......Be the best you can be.....EVERYDAY.



Quit focusing on what you can't do......what CAN you do? What is special about you? Are you taking care of yourself? Do you love yourself?

1. I can quit worrying about what I look like in my swimsuit.....(I'm not fooling anyone....they already know I'm overweight!) Deal with it!



2. I can walk around the block......I can walk from my hotel to the convention center in San Diego. I will do it often.



3. I am a great person....deserving of love and happiness. I will take care of myself and dress appropriately for the plus size beauty queen I am. (Don't laugh.....we all are.....accept it and act accordingly!)



4. Most of all....be happy....and don't lose your humor.....laugh, laugh, laugh!!!!




We are worth it. May your life be full of moments......don't miss them!

Hugs,

Keri





  
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MSLZZY 7/3/2010 10:10AM

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LUCKYDUCK2 6/26/2010 7:30PM

    Your blog ALWAYS picks me up, inspires me and just makes me feel GOOD. Love you.

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MEESHA_DCATDIVA 6/25/2010 1:14PM

    Sounds like a plan Go for it!

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HICALGAL 6/25/2010 5:51AM

    bravo girlfriend...love your enthusiasm, positivity and affirmations . U GO GIRL!! emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 6/24/2010 12:14PM

    Best blog I've read in awhile! Thank you! You go, Girlfriend!

Hugs! Beverly

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NANCY- 6/24/2010 11:00AM

    Go for what is in your heart.
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ID_VANDAL 6/24/2010 10:26AM

    Keri - Once again you nailed it! I love that attitude and you are so right. Life is journey that we should enjoy on our way to where we want to be (right weight, right location, and so on) rather than just look straight down the road.

Thanks for a great blog and a great reminder. I may yet show up in a Speedo!!

Have fun at your convention.

Vandal

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SLOLOSER 6/24/2010 2:01AM

    What a great, positive blog!

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DEEGIRL50 6/24/2010 1:53AM

    emoticon Release your inner Goddess!!

Girl, I'm shaking my head in agreement!! I love #1. emoticon

I've never heard of the Volksmarch... hiking to the top of the Crazy Horse is an awesome dream.
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SUNNY1432 6/23/2010 11:12PM

    Perfect attitude and the right idea. We really should enjoy life and look at what we CAN do not want we CAN'T do! emoticon
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JFROGDIVA 6/23/2010 10:37PM

    Keri ~ I couldn't have said it better!!!! From one plus size beauty queen to another.......you GO GIRL!!!! We need to remember to take care of ourselves, take pride in how we look, & ENJOY life!!!! Thank you for reminding us!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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JOURNEYOF3 6/23/2010 9:59PM

    Perfectly said! You got right to the point and you are right if we wait for some things we may never see those things happen and we may surprise ourselves along the way with what we can accomplish.

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I'm a wreck! Sounds bad huh?!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm kind of a wreck this week. Work isn't going very well....major stress and I have a doctors appt. tomorrow. That really makes me nervous. Don't worry.....I'm fine.....just working through some stuff. I may tell you more at a later date.....it just depends on how bad I want to blab!!!




I have to go to San Diego in about a week and I'm worried about the seatbelt fitting.....how embarrassing. The last time I flew to Washington DC...it didn't fit on one leg of the flight. I was so hoping I would have lost some of the weight by now.



So I guess I'm just a mess........how come I can't get really big paper towel to clean up my messy life like it cleans up spills on the counter???? I'm just sayin'.....



Hugs,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 6/23/2010 4:20PM

    Hi Keri,

Sorry it's taken so long to get to your blog and you're probably off to San Diego by now. Hope everything goes well and the stress level goes down!

You deserve nothing but the best!!

Let's just get started on making good things happen to us and for us - what do you say?

Vandal

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MSLZZY 6/20/2010 9:38AM

    emoticonI'm with you there!

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DEEGIRL50 6/20/2010 5:40AM

    I love when you blab. emoticon

I hope they move you to First Class on the airplane. I believe the seats are bigger there. Plus, you deserve the VIP treatment.

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VGIMLET 6/18/2010 10:29AM

    Hope all goes well with your doctors appointments and other stuff. I didn't fly for years because of the whole seat/seatbelt thing.
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I am massively stressed at the moment too, so I understand the feeling - ugh. Try and spend some time taking care of youreself if you can.



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LUCKYDUCK2 6/17/2010 5:02PM

    Hugs. From one stressed SP to another. emoticon

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HICALGAL 6/17/2010 2:26AM

    hey gorgeous, hope your appt goes well, work gets better and stress level goes down. i just had my share of 'life happens' and it does get better eventually. i know it's easier said than done but try to go with the flow and you'll feel better.

as for the seat belt...i hope things turns out well for you, but if not, remember that we've all been in embarrassing situations. no ones exempt. chin up..always chin up! emoticon emoticon




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JOURNEYOF3 6/17/2010 12:22AM

    Hang in there tomorrow is another day!

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JFROGDIVA 6/16/2010 11:45PM

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Keri ~ I am so sorry that things are so stressful for you right now!! I can really relate!!!! LOL!!!! You are in my t's&p's!!!!
Hugzz ~ Ribbitt Rabbitt

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SUNNY1432 6/16/2010 11:23PM

    I hope that your stress is relieved soon and that all goes well with the Doctor. emoticon

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MOMFAN 6/16/2010 11:11PM

    Dear daughter made me a smoothie for dinner and I managed to dump it all over my face and clothes! That my friend was a freezing mess! LOL

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MEESHADACATDIVA 6/16/2010 10:54PM

    Yes I agree remember to breathe I know how you feel about that seatbelt definitely been there I hope all goes well

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POSITIVELY_EB 6/16/2010 8:13PM

    So - - - - What ya gonna do about it??? Huh??? emoticon

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NANCY- 6/16/2010 7:52PM

    I know this sounds simple... but if you just take a deep breathe to the count of 4 , hold a sec, the exhale to the count of 4. Just focus on the breath.

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PLUMPKITTYKAT 6/16/2010 6:35PM

    Hi Keri,

I feel your pain! I pray all goes well at your Dr appt.
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Be the best you, everyday!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Okay.....you are about to find out another thing about me. As much as I hate to admit it.......because it makes me feel old.......I like talk radio. I know....I can hear your gasps.......talk radio...eek! In my younger days I wouldn't have dreamed of listening to talk radio. But now I find it very entertaining and relaxing. I have a 30 minute commute each day and it really helps to unwind me.



So now that I have made that confession.....I was listening to a program last week called "Angels on Call". The host, "Mary" is a funny Italian catholic and she is what she calls a psychic intuitive. I get a kick out of the callers' issues and her responses to them. I especially enjoy when she calls people "Chiuauas" That is her term for people who dwell and dwell on an issue. Cracks me up!



Anyway....I hate when I start babbling.....Mary was talking to a lady, who was not happy because she had gained weight and her husband was nagging her about it. Mary asked her if she was trying to lose the weight and she replied that she was. Mary asked her if she was doing it for her or for her husband, because if she wasn't doing it for herself it wouldn't work. She implied that she was doing it for her.

Mary then told her that her husband just wants his girlfriend back. The girl was quiet because she thought the intuitive was telling her that her husband had a girlfriend! Mary went on to explain that he misses the girl she was.

Before you start thinking that this conversation was getting shallow...Mary elaborated. Here is what I got out of it....my interpretation:

You may not be where you were.
You may not be where you are going to be.
But you should always be the best you... everyday.




How many times have you gotten up and threw on sweats because it doesn't matter?

Have you stopped wearing makeup because you don't have to look good anyway?

Do you throw your hair in a ponytail or not fix it because no one is looking at you anyway?

Think about when you were at your best......how did you dress? look? act? Is your current situation defeating you?

Mary's advise to this lady.......and what I took for me......was if you make an effort to be the best you everyday......the rest will come. Take pride in you again.....do it for you......love you.......the rest will come. Only you can make it happen.




Just think about it.......


Hugs,

Keri



  
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SLIMMERJESSE 6/15/2010 5:38PM

    Sounds like an interesting talk show. Hope you're having a good day.

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MEESHADACATDIVA 6/14/2010 6:51PM

    Yes I think we are all guilty of that one

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JFROGDIVA 6/12/2010 1:53PM

    Keri ~ THANK YOU for this blog!!!! I needed to hear this!!!! I am afraid that I am guilty of being lazy!!!! It is just too much work to fix myself up!!!! Now on Sundays I DO fix up....for Church, other people!! I need to start doing this for ME!!!! I LOVE your blogs!!!!
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LUCKYDUCK2 6/9/2010 3:04AM

    Oh, have I missed your blogs and YOU! I needed to read this today...every word hit home. Thank you so much dear friend.

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AMBERROGUE 6/8/2010 10:01AM

    My DH listens to talk radio, but it's the politcal kind, so when we're in the car together, it stays OFF that station! LOL

It sounds like Mary knows what she's talking about. Thanks for sharing!!

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ID_VANDAL 6/8/2010 8:04AM

    Keri, there is certainly a lot to take away from this blog. I wish I could get that radio station because I love good radio talk shows (not the screaming left and right wingers) but good intelligent ones like the one you described.

I really like all of your blog but what hit me was to "take pride in yourself." Very good advice - it seems like life just beats on us and people are always pointing out errors or telling you how they would do it or how it should be done until you stop caring in some cases.

Thanks for the great reminder!!

Vandal

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NANCY- 6/8/2010 6:54AM

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On the weekends I love listening to NPR while I walk, so you are not alone.

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DEEGIRL50 6/8/2010 6:00AM

    My friend's daughter is always being asked "are you engaged yet?" My friend asked "Why is everyone in such a hurry to be married when the courtship is so much fun." I've been thinking a lot about that lately... did I take better care of myself when I was trying to woo my man? When did I begin to care so little about my appearance?

Kerri... your blogs always set my mind to thinking!
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MSLZZY 6/7/2010 11:17PM

    emoticonAwesome blog and so very positive! That's the kind of talk radio to listen to every day.

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FORMYDARLINGS 6/7/2010 8:33PM

    Thanks Keri. After a day with grungy hair and still in my jammies, I needed to be told that I can be my best if I do my best. Tomorrow will be different.

Gini

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LOZUKE 6/7/2010 7:21PM

    Keri,
I love your blog ! I sure thought about it myself! When I was working I always made sure my hair and makeup was looking decent. I was never one to wear a lot of makeup, but I made sure I looked nice. I am on disability now and I stay home and watch my Grandson and before that my Granddaughter. I am in a rut! I have to start caring about me again. Why I looked at your Page I don't know, but I am glad I did! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 6/7/2010 7:19PM

    Amen! Excellent and I agree whole-heartedly!

Hugs! Beverly

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