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Nothing much to say

Monday, February 03, 2014

Well, it's one of those blogs where I want to blog, but I have NO idea what to say!! That is bad because Lord only knows WHERE my train of thought will take us!

I had a fairly fun weekend. The MIL was in town so it was nice to hang with her for a bit. I also closed all 3 nights so that always makes the weekend interesting. This particular weekend, it was ALOT of fun! There was a big basketball game on Saturday night & my immediate boss kept disappearing, but that was okay because it was dead & he had me to watch his stuff, which I always enjoy doing. Sunday I thought it would be much the same with the "Big Game" but he was so disinterested after his dinner break that we chose a different than usual approach to the evening which, again, I found to be super fun. I work with a great team of people so that always helps.

I didn't get as much time as I would have liked with the hubby because of the big games (he delivers pizzas on the weekends), but we got in some quality time none the less. We've got a dinner date planned for Wednesday!

Yep, still blank. No big issues I feel like venting on so instead I'll just leave you with the recap of a very satisfying weekend!

  


The "Fun" Job

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A while back I was having a conversation with my boss at my second job. She was trying to convince me to give her more of my time. She said to me "but this is your FUN job!" At the time I just giggled & shook my head. But ever since then I've come to realize that she's right...it IS my FUN job! I love what I do, I love the people I work with & I have fun doing it all. It's not always easy and it makes me cranky sometimes, but when you stand back & look at the big picture, it's still all good.

When customers come up to me & ask how I am, I always answer "Spectacular!" Now, for 1 it's a great word & fun to say. But really, it describes how I feel. I am in customer service so I get the happy & the angry. I take it all in stride most times. Everyone has lots going on. It's not my fault but still, they have their own personal battles they are fighting and their list included having to talk to me for whatever reason. I'm okay if I'm the recipient of their stress....most times. It's nothing personal. I love being able to turn that frustration, even if it's just because the kids are being crazy or if it's because they picked up conditioner instead of shampoo, and turn it around to a check off the list with a smile.

We are ALL human. We make mistakes & we have LOTS going on. It's nice to walk up to someone who just greets you with a smile that says, "we've got this!" even if the feeling only lasts for 2 minutes. I hope that that smile is on my face!!!

  
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KIYOSHI04 1/30/2014 10:55AM

    That is so great that you love it. Great blog.

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Stress SUCKS! It has so many faces...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

For a long time I would say, I have no stress! I work in a job where I sit & wait for the phone to ring in an office where I'm mostly alone. No stress there! Well, I've come to learn that for ME, that is actually VERY stressful. I used to have lots of things that I'd do while I waited for the phone to ring. I was active in Cub Scouts & SP & other little things. Well, I quit scouts (too much politics & my kids weren't in it anymore). I let SP go & the other little things weren't needed anymore. Leaving me not a lot left. So computer games it is. Now, I HATE those stupid FB games where you grow or decorate or whatever. Actually, I don't really like computer games. FreeCell, Minesweeper & Spider are my "go to" games. Oh, I can read books, but I'm one of those people that literally gets sucked into the book & I take on whatever mood the book conveys. Lots of times that leaves me really depressed, just because of the book. So I try to limit that. I have no patience for hand sewing/crafts if I can't multi-task (watch TV or chat) so I don't do that much.

I LIKE to be moving, I LIKE to be challenged, I LIKE having to use my brain.

After a doctor mandated 4 days of just being mom/housekeeper, I feel much better. It was a reset for me & I see that the one thing that needs to change is the office job. So I'm working on that..... but isn't it interesting that a situation that seems so stress free is the bane of my existence?!?!? I can work 34 hours as a customer service person for a large retailer & take all the abuse customers can dish out (and do it with a smile) but I can't handle sitting around doing nothing for 7-8 hours a day!! I can even take 4 teenagers & all their drama, but............

But now I've recognized the issue & I'm making changes to make it better! I'm back at SP. I have music piped directly into my ear (ear buds to cancel out the non-stop classical music), & I'm changing my priorities. MY sanity first! Bills, work, stuff second!!!! ME FIRST!!!! Saying that makes me think that small kids have it right..... I'm first! Right where I belong!!! A healthy & strong ME will make everyone around me happier & I'll be more dependable for them also!!

Are YOU first????

  
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DDOORN 1/28/2014 9:38AM

    It all begins and ends with self-care, doesn't it?

Two thumbs WAY UP! :-)

Don

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KIYOSHI04 1/23/2014 10:33AM

    Funny. That's exactly the job I crave. Alone.. Could sneak in a lot of workouts. I hope that you find something that suits you.

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I'm back..... sorta

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wow! The last time I blogged was August of 2012!?!?!? Yeah, well...... In that year & a half, I finally came to terms with being ok with my weight. Apparently my body likes hovering in this range, hubby likes me the way I am, I can move to do the things I want to do & I'm okay with it. SURE, I'd love to fit in a smaller size or be able to wear the some of the "cute" stuff, but then again, WHERE would I wear it?!?!?! I'm okay with that too.

Over all, I'm quite content with my life. It's not an easy one, but I can do the things I want to, most of the time & I keep smiling!

I'm working 2 jobs = 55-65 hours a week. I still have time for the hubby & kids & camping.

However, my "day job" has alot of down time that I used to fill with scout stuff and/or SP. Well, the kids have mostly outgrown scouts (or atleast I have) so I decided to see about filling more time with SP. I'm hoping that blogging, tracking, chatting & challenges will help fill some of the time & if it gives me even more energy then GREAT! In any case, it can't be any worse that filling the time with Minesweeper or FreeCell!!!

  
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DDOORN 1/10/2014 12:25PM

    Self acceptance is HUGE!

Congrats to your success!

Don

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ERINLINDSAY83 1/10/2014 12:00PM

    Welcome back! And congrats on your acceptance of self!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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but it's only 10 minutes of walking.....

Friday, August 24, 2012

I stepped on the scale for the first time in.... a while this morning. It came very close to agreeing with the Dr's scale.... just shy of 200. I was NOT happy! But, it's my own fault, but I had NO idea!

See, about 2 months ago I just lost the interest, and that's entirely what it was, I wasn't interested in putting in the work (now some may look at that and go "um, Kris, maybe dr appointment time?".... and you are 100% right, but that's not the point right now) So I just stopped. Didn't go out of my way to get any extra movement in. Oh, the excuses!!! Don't want to switch from sandals to sneakers, I get enough at my other job (standing behind a register), it's too hot, etc....

I had regularly been taking a walk around the block on my way to get the mail. It was 11 minutes of walking each weekday. Many days that's all I got, but it was consistent. Now, after 2 months of NOT going for that 10 minute walk......I've gained 12 pounds!!!

I didn't change my eating habits between then & now so I can only assume it's the lack of exercise.

SO.... YES! It' is ONLY 10 minutes, but it can make a world of difference!!!!

  
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KIYOSHI04 10/1/2012 7:53AM

    it does make a world of difference.
i think it is a also a mentality of if you exercise, you try to make better choices.

you havent blogged in september... hope you're okay.

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KRAZYKIKI 8/27/2012 7:25AM

    What a great way to fit in a walk...hopefully you can get right back into it! :)

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JLPEASE 8/24/2012 6:04PM

    Every little bit helps!
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KAYOTIC 8/24/2012 2:44PM

    all those "little" can add up to big results in either direction! Hope you start walking agan. emoticon

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DDOORN 8/24/2012 12:01PM

    An object in motion tends to STAY in motion! :-)

Don

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KNEWMETODAY 8/24/2012 11:32AM

    It sometimes takes a while to get it all figured out...frequently it's not very pretty!! Know that the community is looking for you to succeed...need to pick up the mail?

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