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Where I've been......where I'm going....

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

It was a bitter sweet July 4th weekend. We celebrated my grandson's 1st birthday. That was so fun. He is such a joy. I remember being at the lake last year and my DIL being so miserable. It is all worth it now!

It is also the anniversary of the day I lost my job a year ago. It was a great time to put that in the past. We have even been able to laugh about it a bit. I haven't completely put it in the past....I dreamt that I lost my job last night...but it was at an employer that I don't work for! The mind sure plays tricks.

The fact is...I survived it and my life has turned around.

But....it's not the same as it was a year ago. Lessons have been learned....adjustments made. Some things will never be as they were....some good...some not so good. But it's fine.

Isn't that what this is all about? Making changes in our life to get a different outcome. It isn't always pleasant....it isn't always fun. But the ending makes it worth it. While the hard times are hard...you have to take time out to embrace the change.

Be proud of the things you are doing right!

Reward your good behavior!



Focus on the positive!



Put the past behind and build your future!



A step at a time and don't give up!



Hugs,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 7/13/2011 8:01AM

    You really got it turned around so major credit to you!!! You're old company didn't deserve you anyway!!

I have to comment again on how much I like your blogs and how you bring them to life with your pictures and always keeping them fresh!!

Later,

Vandal


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NEWYEARME 7/12/2011 1:47PM

    Change is not always easy, but often necessary.

Just take it one step at a time!!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/7/2011 2:00PM

    This is a great reminder blog. Thanks!

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RDEEEEEEEEE 7/7/2011 8:16AM

    keep on keeping on!

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JFROGDIVA 7/7/2011 1:23AM

    Keri ~ Good for you!!!! Look at how much happier you are!!!! WOOHOO!!!!
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SEWSPARKMEUP 7/6/2011 2:13PM

    Enjoyed your blog entry. It seems that there is always something to glean from every situation if we are patient and willing to look for it. We learn, we grow, we stretch, and life live to the fullest.

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NANCY- 7/6/2011 11:49AM

    WTG Keri!!!!
What a wonderful perspective.
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(note: you are not the only one have strange dreams.)

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DEEGIRL50 7/6/2011 10:37AM

    The road is bumpy, but you don't get any where or any thing if you stay in one spot. Your blogs are always so thinkable!!
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MSLZZY 7/6/2011 10:21AM

    Life does change but change is good! As you said, not always easy but in the end, we
do learn and grow from the experience. Have a totally awesome Wednesday-hugs!

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ELLENIRENE 7/6/2011 6:52AM

    you are so right!

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LADYRINO 7/5/2011 11:04PM

    Great attitude and congrats on the bday of the little one!

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It's my time!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Things are going very well for me. I am getting back to 40 hour work weeks. I'm very happy with my job and it really makes me happy. I haven't gone back to WW yet. I think one more week and I should be able to make it to a meeting. I am a long ways from the meeting place and until now would not get there on time. I got to choose my own work schedule so I arranged it to be able to attend my meetings.

We went camping last weekend and I spent a couple of hours in the pool. It was great fun and good exercise. Time to focus on my health...yipee! It's my time!!

I hope you are all well! Take care and hope to catch up with you soon!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 6/30/2011 10:28AM

    You are such a great example of handling adversity (think 2010) in a lot of areas and yet here you are - STRONGER than ever.

You didn't get lucky - you worked hard and never quit so enjoy - enjoy - enjoy! Now get back to work! emoticon

Seriously - I am very very happy for you and I've used your strength to help me in my trials in 2011. I'm still determined to make this a great year.

Take care!

Vandal

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JFROGDIVA 6/29/2011 10:49AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonKeri ~ I am so glad that things are going well for you!!!! You deserve it!!!!
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JUDI_CUTIE 6/29/2011 12:18AM

    Hi Keri,
Glad to hear a good report!
Judi

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DEEGIRL50 6/28/2011 10:51PM

    YES! It's Keri time!! emoticon

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MOMFAN 6/28/2011 12:54PM

    Love your positivity! Would love to set my own work hours!

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Good for you Keri. It sounds as if your spark is reignited!

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JULINC 6/28/2011 9:01AM

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MSLZZY 6/27/2011 11:40PM

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A job where you can pick your hours so you can go to WW! Good luck and I
hope it isn't too far.

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SUNNY1432 6/27/2011 10:45PM

    I'm so glad the your job and life are going well!! Take time and enjoy yourself!!
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Two days until open!..checking in...

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

This week is a big week. The resort opens forever on Thursday. I get to be a bouncer for the VIP reception. I can't wait....to see people come in for the first time....awesome.

We have been working our tails off and I have to tell you.....my feet are killing me. You don't realize how important good shoes are until you have to spend most days on your feet and walking. I am really enjoying my job.

I've lost a couple of pounds which is good...even though the focus isn't on that until we open. However, I have made some interesting observations....

When I first started, I thought the walk from the employee parking lot to the office was horrible. .... and then they moved us to the front of the resort and still made us walk to the employee entrance...which tripled our walk. Now we park in the employee lot again and I am no longer winded by the time I get to the office. Wow! That is huge.

I am also getting used to my suits....even though they are long sleeved, black and hot...I am getting used to it and not sweating as much.

I got a call from my DH today while I was at work...I guess I got a call from a recruiter, who is interested in having me look at a job...30,000 a year more pay.....hmmm. I'm tempted but I think I'm going to stay where I'm at. I'm learning so much and the stress is so much less than I used to have.....money isn't everything.

So far 2011 is a much better year than 2010...it's almost been a year since my "bad event". I am starting to let the hurt go. Everyday gets a little better!

I hope you are having a great summer!!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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POSITIVELY_EB 6/22/2011 12:28PM

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MOMFAN 6/8/2011 10:15PM

    So good to hear from you! Glad the job is going well! WooHoo on the victory in walking easier!

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ELLENIRENE 6/8/2011 7:08AM

    Sometimes, life can be great. Glad you found your little niche.

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NANCY- 6/8/2011 5:57AM

    Isn't it amazing what we can adjust to? I'm glad that things are working out for you.
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JFROGDIVA 6/8/2011 12:16AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI am SO happy for you, Keri!!!! emoticon

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SUNNY1432 6/7/2011 11:29PM

    emoticon I'm glad things are going so well for you! I hope the opening day is fun!
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DEEGIRL50 6/7/2011 10:56PM

    emoticon Celebrating your success. I'm glad you're learning so much and enjoying the new job.

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It's great to hear you're noticing improvements in your health too!

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Alterations

Monday, May 16, 2011

Where I work everyone has to wear a uniform...even the office staff. My uniform is a black fitted suit with dark and light blue button down shirts. The resort I work at isn't open to the public yet so the uniform people have set up camp and are fitting and making alterations to clothes everyday. I have been fitted a couple of times now.

I picked up my suits on Friday and was told to try them on over the weekend. I was pretty busy....I had a "Scream" movie marathon with my niece and nephew....(don't ask)..so I finally tried them on last night. I was excited to see how it looked. Well....even after two fittings...they didn't fit. They looked awful! I showed my DH and he was not impressed. I cried for two hours....they told us they may not be as comfortable as we would like and that we would have to deal with it....well...that was going to be impossible for me...I didn't know what I was going to do. This was the first time since I got my new job that I went to work with a heavy heart.

I decided to talk to the alteration guy today and my boss...who is in charge of the uniforms. Fortunately both assured me they would make it right for me and not to worry. I then asked what I was going to do as I lost the weight...and I was told they have an alterations crew on contract to take care of us. I worried for nothing....but that's what I do.

Our lives are about alterations....making things work and right...no matter what stage of our journey we are in.

Some alterations are in our mind...I rarely look in the mirror and see how overweight I am. It is a shock to me when I confront that thought....how to make the alteration to my brain to make me see things as they really are.

Some alterations come from our choices.....what we eat...how much we eat....how we exercise....if we exercise are all.... important "alterations" necessary for us to be successful.

Then there are the literal alterations...how to adjust to smaller clothes...clothes that are hanging on us....how will be handle those alterations.....alterations to our safety nets....

These are important things to ponder......but my boss told me today....there is nothing that can't be fixed. It's true.....and I know I will be able to fix myself......and make the alteration of a lifetime.

Have a great week.


Hugs,

Keri



  
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JFROGDIVA 5/26/2011 10:36PM

    Keri ~ you always know how to cut right to the heart of things!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!
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DEEGIRL50 5/19/2011 4:49AM

    It sounds like you are making things work for you!
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ID_VANDAL 5/18/2011 10:28AM

    I'm with Darrisbee - I too love your blogs.

I had never thought about "alterations" involving my life but that's what we need to do isn't it. Alter our thinking, alter our exercise - make adjustments. There is nothing that can't be fixed!1

Sounds like you have a great new job!!

Vandal

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NANCY- 5/17/2011 2:47PM

    What a beautiful point of view. I'm off to alter my life... thanks for sharing this,

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MSLZZY 5/16/2011 11:55PM

    Alterations and adjustments go hand in hand! emoticonand you are! HUGS!

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SUNNY1432 5/16/2011 10:00PM

    Wonderful Blog!! Congrats on the weight-loss, you need to keep that alteration crew busy!! emoticon

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DAVENALEE 5/16/2011 8:34PM

    Congrats on the continued weight-loss! I understand how frustrating ill-fitting uniforms are! Keep up the GREAT job! I'm so glad they are working with you on it! Blessings!

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DARRISBEE 5/16/2011 8:33PM

    What a great metaphor! I love this blog!

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Employee Dining Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Well....they opened the Employee Dining room this week.....the food is good...and I can tell I'm well liked....because they load up my plate..

Well...I had to slow them down today and teach them about the size portions I want...hee hee...and I have been avoiding the brownies....don't get me wrong...I long for them....but I don't have them. I think this is going to work out!

More soon....I miss you all....opening day is soon and then things will slow down a little...we are still going a hundred miles an hour! It's all good...

Hugs,

Keri

  
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JFROGDIVA 5/13/2011 8:55AM

    Keri ~ I am SO happy for you!!!! You deserve this!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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ELLENIRENE 5/12/2011 8:03AM

    good job on passing up the brownies and "setting them straight" about big portions.

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ID_VANDAL 5/12/2011 7:37AM

    Great job Keri!! Love the slogan on the shirt.

This is just great for you and you deserve it all after the 2010 you had. I know you are destined to continue this great 2011.

Keep your focus and just let us know how it's going when you have the time.

Vandal

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SUNNY1432 5/11/2011 10:28PM

    I hope the that Opening Day is a big success!! It's nice hearing from you again. emoticon

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