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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

for most of the shopping days people are running around looking for something for someone to give a gift.. I am not one of those I just have to buy for my DH, DD,DS
and everyone else is getting candy......homemade candy baskets....dh lost his job this year.....ds moved back inafter being on his own for 3 years....
and dd is getting married next year ....



for the season and its meaning there are some may not be thankful......
or act like it ... some may not even be aware of how lucky they are...to have love and happiness....and I bet some dont even know what love really is...

but for me I am trying very VERY hard to hold on to the good on people.....but when you witness someone acting very selfish and rude and blaming you for their actions it takes the goodwill towards men away of the meaning of the season.... maybe it doesnt apply to women???
that some are just wired that way... mean.....and selfish.....

I am working the rest of the week we are trying to be proactive...and stay ahead of the game... so to all those looking for the frog I will be a work...sorry...
have a great night and stay warm...

thankyou for stopping by the leeppad and
spending some time with me...

just had to vent
thnakyou
Mic

  
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CBSPECIAL 12/14/2009 7:28AM

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ALANOFLINY 12/10/2009 2:02PM

    Hey you can vent any time Mic - you know we're all great listeners :-) LOL - now, as far as giving candy baskets to everyone this year... ummmm... is this something that falls under SP's concept of healthy living? :-)

ANyway... enjoy the holidays, stay proactive, and keep the faith.

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Alan

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NOCALORIES 12/10/2009 11:23AM

    Thank you for speaking out and sharing. You are a lady I admire. See the love That God gave through His gift to everyone and be grateful. Christmas is appreciating this wonderful Gift.

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JILLWILSON2102 12/10/2009 9:34AM

    Hey Mic - you are right in that the true meaning of this season gets lost. Good for you in keeping it real and personal and meaningful. emoticon

and feel free to vent any time. We have so many demands of our time and energy, sometimes we just have to have an outlet emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 12/10/2009 8:49AM

    Mic, you give way too much of yourself and feel free to vent!

My Mom years ago started giving homemade candy as gifts and they become a treasured one that we all looked forward to (to the point of hiding it so no one else could have it)

When our kids married they felt bad because they couldn't give the gifts that they wanted, we laughed at them, complimented them for not going into debt and reminded them we were in the same boat way back when and even as they were growing up, there were a lot of lean years. With retirement came gift cut backs and no one suffered as a result and they still speak to us.

So get the party going on you leeppad and have a great week-end in spite of the weather,
Kelly

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LIKES2LAUGH 12/9/2009 10:56PM

    Haha, I can so relate to a good ol' vent (every once in a while). You have such a positive attitude in spite of the lack of positivity around you -- well done! Your children are (I'm sure) learning the true meaning of family and caring during this time. Hope you have a wonderful week! I mean it's almost Thursday, and then comes Friday, then viola, the weekend! Hope your week improves and you have a fantastic weekend!

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OFFTOTHESHARKS 12/9/2009 10:09PM

    I decided this year I am getting something special for my boyfriend and everyone else is getting cookies. I go to my friends' house for eggnog and gossip and cheer. Sharing memories instead of gifts had made for a lovely season so far. Dont let a bad apple spoil your good time. It seems like you have a good understanding of what the holiday really about.

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STARRY-EYEDGIRL 12/9/2009 10:01PM

    Vent away, all is well, try to keep focused on what you want and the good that is inside of you and all the rude, blaming people won't bother you.

I won't have any trouble keeping warm, I am, at this moment trying to keep cool.

Wishing you a fantastic week, filled with only wonderful people.

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I got news and I am not a happy MOM

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sorry
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ready
ok read on...
sorry I have been walking around in a daze for about 4 days now.......
My princess my Engaged AIR FORCE Princess....told me in July
"MOM I might not be home form CHRISTMAS on CHRISTMAS ."
I will be home the week before for about 10 days..."
Were the plans in July... but things change...

Because she is being transferred to Germany in March...
she thought she was going to be in Germany in Feb...
(she did not / could not put in for holiday..leave....)


yeah, there are many mom and dads husbands and wives
who are apart I know just let me vent....

My Princess loves the holidays' and much as I do
Knowing that this was going to be her last Christmas home (NOT MARRIED)
means a bit more mom and daughter time ... ONE more time just me and her things...and now she doesNOT get to come ????
right now 11/24/09 8:20pm she has NO idea even if she gets leave...
and if by chance she can come home from SC to IL she might
get to come back after JAN 1st for 3-4 days.......
so I am trying not to pout to hard...... but I am .. I wanted to make things fun special and memorable as her last trip home not only for me and
her but for her brother and my hubby and other family and friends....
In March she will be going to Germany for 5-6 YEARS !!! She is planning to come back to the states to have the wedding here in IL at least that is the plan right now...uncle sam can throw that out the window to.....
My daughter has been home 4 years out of the 6 that she has been in the Airforce
I know I am lucky...or she is .. but that has to do with her choice in her job...
maybe things will change.. most likely NOT....
my daughter knew I was bummed and said look at it this way mom we can just go after Christmas shopping and save TONS $$$$$$$$$$$$ ....if she gets leave for 3-4 days .....I might see her for about 24-36hours for the holidays...when you only get 3 days = 1 day to travel to.... 1 day at....... 1 day to travel home ....

I know how selfish this blog sounds but my daughter is like my best friend we have a very close bond and I wanted to give her so much this Christmas the things you cant buy things.....
thankou for stopping by the leeppad
and spending some time
with me.....


ok I am better thankyou spark friends

Love and hugs to all
MIc

  
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1SONJA1 12/15/2009 9:32PM

  I grew up in an Air Force family, my husband is in the Air Force and my daughter is dating a guy in the Air Force. So I know what it means to not be with my parents or to not have my daughter with me during the holidays. You need to get used to the idea...I know that sounds harsh, but your daughter lives a different life now. It's a lifestyle, that unless you've been in it, you don't understand it. There will likely be many more times that she will not be home for the holidays. It doesn't mean she doesn't love you...it just means she is growing as an independent woman. Be proud of that.
Also...Air Force assignments to Germany are not 5-6 years. They are 3-4 years. See, that just got better, right?
Enjoy your holiday and be proud that you raised a young lady who has a desire to make a difference and be part of something bigger than herself.

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VALERIENEAL 11/27/2009 10:52AM

    Another Military mom here, honey you are not being selfish, you are being a mom. I want to say thank you for your sacrifice and your family's too. I won't tell you how lucky you are, you already said you know that, but I will say vent away. If you need to send me a note, go for it. Our Military is stretched thin and being run by a generation that spent their youth spitting on our returning vets, now that is something to "b@#%h" about. I fear for their futures, we at home need to do what we can to support all our troops, maybe you could adopt a soldier to ease your pain. Send letters, cards, cookies, this not only seems to help ease a mother's pain, but tends to ensure others will help look after yours, kind of like "Pay it Forward". When my son was in basic a local church had a 4th of July celebration for some of the soldiers at Ft Benning, as a mom I was so grateful he received some good cooking and support from other Americans. You vent all you need, we are here for you, we need to hold each other up.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/26/2009 8:05PM

    Praying for you and your daughter that things work out best for both of you and that you get to spend some quality time together.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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JAVABEAN2 11/25/2009 9:33PM

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JCARDINAL 11/25/2009 3:44PM

    Sorry to hear about your bad news. emoticon Hopefully everthing will work out.

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/25/2009 2:54PM

    I know just how you feel. It's not Christmas without your daughter, your best friend. My daughter (22 and newly engaged) is my best friend. I'm glad she's happy but I miss her. I hope that you'll be able to have that special time with your daughter soon and that it's all that you want it to be.


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JILLWILSON2102 11/25/2009 2:08PM

    emoticon Mic. Disappointment is tough, but she has a calling to do other things that take a priority. It sucks, but it is for a greater good in her eyes. Enjoy the time, when you do get it and make it special. emoticon

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DANCETHEBEACH 11/25/2009 2:02PM

    I'm sorry to hear all this. We can tell you are really down about it.
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But you know one thing? ... I have to say I am really impressed with your daughter's positive outlook (after Christmas shopping comment). You sure raised her well. Pat yourself on the back for that one!
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USARUNNERGIRL 11/25/2009 10:45AM

    I am so sorry to hear about this. Being a wife to someone deployed I can understand the hurt and heartache. I was lucky that when they changed my husbands leave around on him we still got to spend time together.

It always seems that the people making the leave decision must not realize how important these moments are to the moms, dads, sisters, brothers and the soldier. 24 hours is not long to be able to get in much and I think it is a terrible injustice to your daughter after what she sacrifices for her country.

I hope all goes well when it comes time for her wedding.

Your daughter, you, her fiance, and the rest of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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LISANANCY 11/25/2009 10:01AM

    Support your daughter, I am sure that she is stressed too. Enjoy life, enjoy every moments. emoticon

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LISANANCY 11/25/2009 10:00AM

    Support your daughter, I am sure that she is stressed too. Enjoy life, enjoy every moments. emoticon

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BEAMISH7 11/25/2009 9:55AM

    Daughters are such special gifts so I can empathize with how you feel. It sounds like nothing is definitive yet so who knows how it will end up. When you go through a divorce as I did eons ago, you quickly learn to invest less in the actual day and to celebrate the meaning more than the event. Truly, you can share Christmas on any day - full of your traditions. It does take a year or two of getting used to, I admit.

I'll say prayers for you and yours that whenever you do get to gather it is wonderful and blessed.

peggy
p.s. In some ways my relationship with my daughter has deepened since she's been married, sweet pea, and we ALWAYS make lots of time for just the two of us even 2000 miles apart.



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ANNIEONLI 11/25/2009 9:45AM

    and I thought I was having a $hi-ty week...until I read this...you poor thing! glad to see the vent worked out some frustration...it absolutely stinks not to be with the ones you love on the holidays...I hope it all works out in the end
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BIRDRIPLEY 11/25/2009 9:06AM

    I'm so sorry for your family. I will pray for your peace of mind & tolerance of "uncle Sam's" inconsistency.

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BZYBOYSMOM 11/25/2009 8:58AM

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DEBBIEKAY1 11/25/2009 8:49AM

    Oh MIc I am so sorry i do know a little about that special bond I cant even imagine my daughter who is getting married being even farther away than she is right now! I will keep you in my prayers and pray you will have some special time with her soon!
keep your Chin up
Hugs Debbie

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DEBBIELYNN12 11/25/2009 8:45AM

    Been there and done that several times. My son-in-law is in the army so we have experienced just what you are talking about. Last Christmas he was in Iraq so we had no hope. The Christmas before he had plans to come home and a couple weeks before leave they told him no. It was on one day , off the next, on, off. This continued for 2 weeks. Finally 3 days before Christmas they told him he could come and we were lucky to find a plane ticket. We did and a plane ticket that should have cost $800 was over 2,000 because it was such a short notice and so close to Christmas. Hope things work out for you. Enjoy your time together, no matter when it happens. Things usually happen for a reason and I always tell myself for the best. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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ALOHAEV1 11/25/2009 8:02AM

    Hugs Mic!

I'm sure she is as frustrated as you, but as others have said...
Germany's half a day away!

WOW, that many years overseas?

Kelly

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SOPHIKKO 11/25/2009 6:57AM

    Oh my goodness, I can totally understand how difficult that must be. My mom and I are really close, too - I would hate it if she moved away :(

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ALANOFLINY 11/24/2009 11:52PM

    Awwww Mic...I'm sorry to hear that all might not work out as you hoped for the holidays. But you are right that you are lucky to have her as a daughter and proud for all she has done and become. Sometimes you just have to look at the bigger picture. There's a reason for everything (or so they say), so maybe this potentially missed opportunity will mean some other unexpected event where you do get time together. Only time will tell.

For now, appreciate the good in what you have. The bad "moments" will pass. You'll still be left with the long term good realities.

Alan

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GEODAWG 11/24/2009 9:59PM

    Bless you. I know you have pain and I understand. You must be so proud to have a daughter serving our country. Just think, you can go to Germany to see her! What a wonderful opportunity. And you will not loose her when she marries. "A son's a son till he takes a wife; a daughter's a daughter all your life." As a mother of sons and a lucky stepmother of two daughters, this is so very true.
For the first time in four or five years I do not have a child in jail. I am so relieved and hopeful about this. It is so heartbreaking not to have your child with you at Christmas. So go ahead and cry, scream, and kick. Then you will feel better and no one need know. Bless your heart. emoticon

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BUFFALOGAL1952 11/24/2009 9:56PM

    Isn't it wonderful to have someplace to come and vent without any repercussions! I can understand you feelings completely. She is your daughter and you want time with her!! That is how it should be. Hope she knows just how much you love her!
Hope it all works out so you are all happy!




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MARTANYDIATORRE 11/24/2009 9:54PM

    Hope you can make the best of your allow time together.It is going to be difficult for both of you as this are the firsts .lets hope that something changes from now to then
Hugs
Marta Nydia

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ZZYYGGY 11/24/2009 9:42PM

    Hope she comes home.

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11/19 hi there friends...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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it has been a crazy few weeks...been workin and workin...finding some bits of me time along the way...Trying so hard to stay on top of things ...like Spark and work...but there are times that Work comes first, then family, then my "ME" time... we all are in need if the "ME" time where nothing matters but "ME"....and we are all........ like it or not selfish...at times...there are some things I will not give up because it is apart of me and it is owed to me ... Finding the spare time for the extra workout ...for the 10mins extra in the shower are so simple and so priceless...those are parts of my "ME" time I am not giving up... sorry a selfish rant!!!!
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Wendy and I have added a Co-Leader to the QUICK FIRE TEAM, a close and dear FRIEND Alan has been someone who has been a supporter to many ....more than he might even be aware of ..I remember seeing his name, last year when I joined spark...read his blogs and stopped by his page..as I do to alot of pages... I know Alan brings his words of wit and laughter to the quick fire team...he always makes me laugh so make sure after you have finished stoppin by my page hop on over to Alans' page www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL
ANOFLINY

and give him a warm welcome to the QUICK FIRE TEAM...
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I would also like to thank EVERYONE at QUICK FIRE for their loving and kind words while kelli is taking a sparkbreak ....at first I was VERY nervous to even think of sending out a daily challenge....but as a reminder I have copied and pasted most of her work and trying to keep things easy and simple for everyone at every level to do....I am working on new ones and I am open to ideas....please spark mail me or post them here as to a new workout.....I can research for a NEW QUICK FIRE.... input is a great tool ...and we have a great team....
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So as most of my friends know that from March to August I was taking my Measurements ..... but since my 2 leg surgeries and my partial hysterectomy in Sept....I have not posted any numbers...I am planing to re-start that monthly event in Jan...why wait till then?? 12 weeks after my last surgery hopefully my body has adapted to all the changes by then.....so I will be dusting off the old numbers and re-posting them ...and it gives me a few weeks to get back into full workout mode do to the DO NOTHING orders for the first 3 weeks in Sept... only walking and that was for a max of 20 min at a time...

hopefully you might have a link or an idea for a challenge I will read all the input and who knows you might have an idea that everyone loves...

have a great night everyone..
thankyou for hopping by the leeplap for a rant
thankyou for spending some time with me....
as a reminder to you all
while I am at work I my not be able to respond to your emails
RIGHT away so please know that I will get to them ... it just might not be as
fast as you would like....

thankyou again friends
much love and hugs
mic

  
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SALAD-ADDICT 11/22/2009 10:32AM

    You do an EXCELLENT job of keeping up with everyone. emoticon
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JAZZYJUDE 11/20/2009 2:13PM

    Aw Mic - you are doing FABULOUS...like you said, don't forget your 'ME" time, as it is important. Listen to your body and when you need assistance of any kind - WE ARE HERE TOO!

Let's not also forget that YOU are part of us too, in the same weight loss journey!
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emoticonYOU'RE AWESOME ~ Jazzy!!


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ROSIE777 11/20/2009 12:06PM

    You are the best leader ever, Thank you for all you do. emoticon

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DEBBIEKAY1 11/20/2009 9:39AM

    You are AWESOME!

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SHAMROCKY2K 11/20/2009 12:07AM

    You certainly have a ton of energy. Love your cheerful posts.
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ALOHAEV1 11/19/2009 11:38PM

    Mic, none of us can thank you enough for stepping up to the plate. And please take ME time, once it is gone you can't get it back. And listen to the Doc, you'll have your groove goin in due time!

I agree Alan will be a great addition, he has been there, done that.

Kelly

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ok...hit me with your best

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

COME ON...... GO A HEAD.....

hit me with your best shot ...
because I have just vented the last negative post

NO ONE will bring me to those feelings again...
NO one will make me doubt my passion for this
team and the team mates I have....

No one will take away my happiness....that I give to
the QUICK FIRE TEAM....


I LOVE BEING A TEAM LEADER .....
i love the quick fire team....
I LOVE SPARK...
i love all yes, "ALL" the QUICK FIRE team mates...
I will not let your crabbiness make me crabby...
I know some of the team will NEVER be happy it is just them.


but for me I am happy ..

happy with the job i am doing..
happy with the comments I have gotten......
they have humbled me greatly by those whos
words have touched my heart...
thankyou to all those and you know who you are

your QUICK FIRIN LEADER
Mic
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HILARY777 11/13/2009 4:40PM

    Leepfrog95:

You always inspire me and even though I don't often respond when you drop by my page, I really appreciate you taking the time to do so. It lifts me up when I am down. Thanks for being there for me. Please don't stop I really need your positive interjections!!
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TN_HAMMOCK 11/5/2009 1:12PM

    Great attitude! I'm sorry that you have had such a trying time of it. I am a member of quick fire so please let me know if there is anything I can do to help! I'd be happy to help out!

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CBIGELOW 11/4/2009 4:10PM

    Keep it up!!!
Way to keep those positive feelings going forward.
Cheryl

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DARLENA3 11/4/2009 3:27PM

    I like it, just do you and the heck with what anybody thinks. That's my motto.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/4/2009 1:47PM

    Way to go!

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FITJEN48 11/4/2009 12:12PM

    I am sooo thankful that you put in the work that you do for the Quickfire team. On those days when I feel out of whack, I always know at least I can do a quickfire and feel as though I've accomplished something. You're the best. Keep on rockin!

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FITABULOUSMELLY 11/4/2009 11:54AM

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DEBBIEKAY1 11/4/2009 10:14AM

    NOW THATS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT! YOU GO GIRL!

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SUNNY332 11/4/2009 10:08AM

    Awesome! You go girl!

Hugs, Sunny

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I just dont get it how

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

HOW can I make the team WHOLE TEAM to understand....

I have people asking why isn't "FACEBOOK" updated
I WAS NOT ASKED and will not take over the facebook updates..
this is a spark thing right???

and asking why they are still getting emails
do I need to tell them everyday that I am filling in for Kelli...

Now I am being asked to send emails outside of spark...
Kelli told me when she started the team that would be NO
there is no way to have a list ...

and as far as sending outside of spark mail that is something
there is no way to do..there are 6800+ team mates and (we )
Wendy , Kelli, and I are all girls with real full time jobs, and homes
and families and spark "QUICK FIRE" is our hobby and passion
I have been just using kellis, old posts for the quick fire
She writes them, I have spent 2 days finding new links ...
I cant image how long it takes her to write them...
those QUICK FIRE DAILY CHALLENGES are Kellis' they
do NOT come from spark.....

I am sorry that I cant make everyones, dreams and wishes come true...
if you are one of the ones who doesnt like the emails I am so sorry but..
there are alot of things I dont like ....

I have a questions for everyone...
what do you like???????...
Is there anyone who is happy...I was till I read my emails ....

So sorry just venting it really wears on you
when everyone seems to be crabby....

Mic
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CYNFULMISTI 11/8/2009 8:35AM

    emoticonalso for all that you do. It is people like you who make our day. You cannot please everyone, so don't even try. I for one appreciate what you are doing and I am sure there are a lot of other's out there too. It is okay to vent, we all have those days. Just know that we appreciate what you are doing for us and keep up the good work. emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 11/4/2009 12:59PM

    Be willing to bet those chronic complainers would not last one hour in your shoes (Kelli and Wendy too). I agree with all that has been said already and I too want to Thank You for all that you do for us, now that you've burned a couple of calories venting go burn a few more smiling and raise that right hand, put it over your left shoulder and pat yourself on the back...then take the left hand put it over your right shoulder and give yourself one huge hug and pretend it is from all of us who appreciate you.
Kelly

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NBLNBL 11/4/2009 10:59AM

    Mic,

emoticon for all you do! Vent all you need to my friend...you are doing a GREAT job and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

You said it yourself girlfriend, you can't please everyone all the time. You are doing the best thing for the QF team. And that may mean that it is not necessarily the best thing for all individuals on the team.

I must admit, I'm not too excited about getting the daily emails, but I've 'gotten over it.' I love the QF team; it is my favorite team on SP.

As for folks asking you about other SP things. I think what can happen in an online community is that people gravitate toward the doers, like yourself. You have the energy and the drive, so people think you can fix anything.

Keep up the good work! There are lots of folks on SP who love and appreciate all that you do. Try not to let the few negative, nasty people spoil it for you.

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JILLWILSON2102 11/4/2009 10:46AM

    Mic - we are not here in the world to please everyone, but to try to make a difference. YOU are making a difference and that is a wonderful thing to give of yourself. Thank you.

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JOH02670 11/4/2009 10:40AM

    How about this one?

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your hard work, I appreciate it!!!

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ZELDAPLIFF 11/4/2009 10:26AM

    You are doing an amazing thing stepping in for Kelli. It's a shame wherever you go in life there will always be whiners and losers who refuse to appreciate... please try and ignore them ALL!

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MARTANYDIATORRE 11/4/2009 10:02AM

    Mic
You are doing a marvelous job.A wise told person once told don't be believe all the good things people tell of you or worry about the bad things they say.
Rest assure you are doing a great job.Kelli is a marvelous person and you too.Just be yourself and you will feel better.People miss Kelli and it is normal in the mean time they are losing the wonderful job you are doing.That's the way it is and you would not be able to change so just forget about it.We like and love the three of you individually as different persons.Iwould not like a copy of anybody no matter how wonderful she is.Rather have your genuine you.
A bear hug ,don┬┐t let any of us burn you out also.
Marta Nydia

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/4/2009 9:57AM

    YOU GO GIRL!!! VENT IT ALL OUT! YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FACEBOOK. YOU TOOK ON ALOT!!! KELLI IS A POWERHOUSE AND THAT IS WHO SHE IS, SHE LOVES TO DO ALOT. NOT EVERYONE CAN MEASURE UP TO HER OR SHOULD BE FELT LIKE THEY HAVE TO. PEOPLE SHOULD GET OFF YOUR BACK SINCE THEY DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE 1ST PLACE!!! emoticon emoticon

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RISENABOVE 11/4/2009 9:42AM

    You're doing a wonderful job!! You can please some of the people some of the time, but those who continue to complain aren't worth the effort of stressing yourself out! While I focus on the positive aspects of this site and what it has to offer not everyone does, and most likely those have never walked in the shoes of leading a team! There just comes a time when you say enough is enough and delete at the first sight of negativity! For every negative comment you get there are 10 fold those who appreciate!!! Don't let it get to you, don't wear yourself out mentally, don't try to please everyone... Make YOU happy first and know that what you're doing is benefiting many more than those who it is not!

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FITABULOUSMELLY 11/4/2009 9:39AM

    I love all that you do for the team. QFC is my FAVORITE team, and I look forward to seeing the challenge in my inbox every night! It is so easy to hit the delete button if you do not want to read it.

Please know that you are making a HUGE difference in my daily activity. YOU are making a difference in MY life with the emails and the posts.

However, if it would be less stress for you, I would completely understand if you quit sending the emails. Whatever is less stress for you. I support YOU.

I also agree that if the people who are complaining were assigned to send out the challenges, they would see things differently.

If there is anything at all I can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.

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DEBBIEKAY1 11/4/2009 9:33AM

    Girl let it roll of your back like a duck in water. You will never be able to please some people!
You are doing an AMAZING JOB! Just keep doing what you are doing. Keep your chin up and smile this to shall pass!

Hugs Debbie

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VALERIENEAL 11/4/2009 9:27AM

    Maybe those who complain should be assigned to post a QF for the day, let them get some complain mail for a change. I have asked, and will keep asking for SP to try to get a calendar app for the groups, that way the QF can be posted on a Team Calendar, kinda like a yahoo calendar, and then we can be responsible for going to the calendar and getting our own QF for the day, until the calendar can send emails.....You are doing what you can when you can, that is just fine for most of us, those of us who have a life, understand, the rest, well don't sweat it. I do the quick fire when I can, sometimes I forget what it is and can't check, so I do some push ups or squats, that's the purpose to Quick Fire the muscles. I also have so much going on I don't go back to the thread and post I am done, I just use my goal tracker so the Team gets credit, I too have a life. You're doing GREAT!!!!

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SWILLIAM621 11/4/2009 9:12AM

    I think you are doing a great job and I really appreciate the emails. It is a quick reminder for me to see what I am supposed to be doing today. If I don't have time I just delete it, no big deal! Thanks for all you do and the other leaders also, I can only imagine the time you invest and appreciate your efforts. emoticon

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ROSIE777 11/4/2009 8:56AM

    You are doing an awesome job & you are right this sparkpeople not facebook. emoticon

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SUNNY332 11/4/2009 8:50AM

    You do an awesome job - it is just impossible to please all of the people all of the time.

Keep up the good work. I am happy just being your friend.

Huggers, Sunny

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MYTURN11 11/4/2009 8:35AM

    Hey, I am happy w/ QFC and I think you are doing a wonderful job. Sometimes, there is just no pleasing some folks. Please ignore it and keep doing what you are doing. If they think that they can do better, then let them volunteer in Kelli's absence.

Thank you and the girls for all of your hard work!


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