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Rough Road Ahead

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Well friends & SP family...one of those really rough roads is up ahead...see, tomorrow, March 10th-is the 3rd anniversary of my fathers passing...as many of you already know....he was my everything... as he was to my mom, my brother and to each of his 6 grandchildren... he helped to raise each grandchild... and helped his own children in more ways than can be counted... the pain is still as rough as it was the day we found him.... though i know he walks with me every step of every day... this year, i am going to try to do what he would do... what he has taught us all to do... that is to smile (even through the tears) laugh (even through the sobs) and reach out to help those that need just need a little help from a friend (even through my hands shaking)

as a challenge to all of you...i ask that in memory of my father... you will do the same. hugs to each of you and thank you... you each have helped me, though you may not realize it, by just being there....laughing with me...crying with me...and encouraging me to take one more step.

  
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STARTSPARKING 3/10/2008 4:21AM

    I lost my father when he was only in his mid-50's. It has been over 15 years, but I still miss him a lot, especially on holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the 3rd anniversary of your beloved father's passing. May fond memories you shared with him bring you some comfort on this difficult day.

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BABIE_JANE 3/9/2008 3:51PM

    On the 26th of February I was going through what you will be tomorrow, it was the 2nd anniversary of my Daddy passing. I kept myself busy and made it through the day a lot better than I expected. Keep the happy memories up front, stay active and keep the mind very busy. Take care.

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WILDCARD1 3/9/2008 2:03PM

    Kitty, I will be thinking of you on this rough day! Hugs, and remember the great times that you had with him!

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JODIE0321 3/9/2008 1:44PM

    Kitty Darlin, you have me crying here. My father taught me so many things. My love for history, to always try to be honest in the things you do and to respect other peoples beliefs. My dad passed in 1992. He never saw any of his Great-grandchildren. The oldest one was born nine months later and four days after he would have celebrated his 84th Birthday. God Bless you Honey, I'll be thinking of you.

Jodie

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LAILA07 3/9/2008 1:28PM

    I lost my dad on April, 2007 and I don't know how I'm going to feel when that day comes, but I do know that it's been difficult for me since he passed. We were very close and there's not a day that goes by that I don't miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to grieve his passing. It always help to know that there are other people in your corner who understands your pain and are there to help. Continue to be strong, Kitty.

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CELEST 3/9/2008 1:22PM

    Many of us have lost- untimely -a family member. I lost my baby sister (cancer) and my father (and best friend) (heart attack) within 6 months of each other. So I truly do understand your pain. I will shed a tear for you, I will be strong for you and hope that this day passes without too much agony. Remember the beauty he brought into your life...remember the good stuff....that's what he'd want if he could say. Hugs and kisses to you today

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The Tortures Of Work

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Ok..so we have a driver that is injured and on light duty at work... so i have been teaching him to take pick up calls... and today he got the inevitable solicitation call...this is a recording... so he just takes the phone from his ear and looks at it... so i tell him to just hang up...he looks at me with all innocence and says "but it asked me if i was overweight..and i am...how do they know" to which i about fell out of my chair laughing.... i'm still giggling over it... and this is why i really do love my job... you just never know what will happen next...

  
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STARTSPARKING 3/8/2008 7:38AM

    I am so glad that ever since I got on the national "Do Not Call" list, I do not get nearly as many solicitation calls. I still get the ones from non-profits for donation and political ones for votes, but at least no one is bugging me to buy anything on the phone anymore.

Thanks for a good laugh. I'm glad you are having fun on your job!

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NITAINMN 3/7/2008 6:54PM

    I love your catching sense of humor and attitude my dear kitty! Thanks for the chuckle:) In my past life, I'd be upset! Now, I could laugh- So, that is the difference in me!

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HANYSDIANA 3/7/2008 5:35AM

    I'm glad you are having fun!

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WILDCARD1 3/6/2008 6:44PM

    LOL!

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Back To Night Shift

Monday, March 03, 2008


The night girl quit... put in her 2 week notice last week... we knew it was coming...and i knew that i was the one going to night shift...so why did it suprise me when the boss calls me into the office to tell me exactly that??? cause i guess i was hoping with all hope that something else would come up and i wouldn't have to *pout* and what really stinks, is cause i am home, i have to take daughter to school...i hate fighting that crowd... and soooo early in the morning....and then for my "lunch" i get to go pick her up from school...gggrrrrr... the good thing is, is that it does give mom a break from having to come get her... and.... this one i really like...i get the morning to me...all me..tehe... i am really going to have to concentrate on my eating habits... since i won't be able to eat at the same times... dinner will be on the fly... and that night eating..uhg... that is one of the reasons i got so big in the first place was cause of working the night shift and eating right before bed... i am determined to find a way around it this time...but it will get interesting just the same... since the only break i will get now is when i go to pick daughter up from school... but think of the excercise i will be getting as i do the happy dance each morning after the last kid is out of the car...tehe...

  
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ANGELBELIEVER 3/6/2008 4:19PM

    You'll work it out. We know you will. The bright side is that you have a job to go to. I'm sure you will adjust if you take those hints from the ones who have done or are doing night shift. I did it a few times, but only in a oinch, and it sas a double shifr from 3-11:30 and then 11 to 7. .

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LATEBIRD 3/6/2008 10:13AM

    Hang in there, night shift is not the easiest, but it is manageable. I have been on midnights for quite some time. I understand the eating right before bed thing, I struggle with this too. This is the toughest part of the day for me. I'm so hungry when I get off of work. What I found works well is to eat a piece of fruit or something very light like a slice of toast or yogurt. I can't go to sleep with my stomach growling, so I eat just enough to stop the hunger pains. I have about a 30 min. commute home, so often, instead of eating when I get home, I will pack an apple or granola bar to eat on the way. That way when I get home my mind is not focused on the quickest thing I can get in my tummy. I wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you will do fine. Oh, and enjoy your happy dance every morning!!!!

Comment edited on: 3/6/2008 10:14:05 AM

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HANYSDIANA 3/6/2008 5:02AM

    Kitty, we all know that you are a night owl, so this can't be so bad after all. You need lots of planning and adjusting at first, then you'll slip into it and wonder how you did morning shifts before. Don't eat "normal" meals. Have dinner with your family before you got to work, then have a healthy "lunch" in the middle of the night, thus cutting your night snacking. When you get home, you can have breakfast, and you should be asleep through normal lunch anyways. I hope it works out for you. Good luck, sweetie!

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ASHLEEMICAHSMOM 3/6/2008 3:30AM

    Hiya Kitty!! First time I've been to your page though I've read so much from you in OPOD. I'm a night shifter too, and a single mom, it is rough. It's also where I packed on the last probably 50 or so pounds after I had my son. It's rough, but you have all of us to support you. WE CAN DO IT!!! huggggggz

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JENSFITJOURNEY 3/5/2008 11:12AM

    Your positive attitude is wonderful. Nothing gets you down!

You do so very much for so many people - be sure and take care are you!
Hugs and blessings - Jen

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WILDCARD1 3/4/2008 3:33PM

    hehehe, I love night shift, I am a night owl forced into dayshift for the sake of my kids! If I could figure out how to do it all, I would work nights! But since it doesn't look like that is a good alternative, I will continue to burn the candle at both ends! Good luck to you on this shift Kitty!

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NITAINMN 3/3/2008 5:52PM

    Oh kitty:) I was concerned when you posted a bit depressing on our team's thread. Yaay! Ray and I were right - nothing depresses you! You are so flexible, accommodating, adjustible to any circumstance. Repeat after me, I am inspired, I am remarkable AND I am powerful! You can do it my dear JoDee, we will help! I wish you lived close to me - would be so happy to make sure you ate healthy!!! Here's one question though, why do they not replace the position and keep you day time? Love and hugs, Nita

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An Early Morning Wake Up Fall

Friday, February 15, 2008


that's right..you read it right... it's not a typo...As most everyone knows...i get up about 4:15am...i am not and have never been a morning person.... so by Friday...i am usually dragging butt to get up just one more time... as most of you also know, i have broncitis...so to do this and be sick has been a test of my character... i also went to the eye doctors yesterday...and at 40 yrs old...i may have glaucoma.... i still have to do another test... anyways... this is weighing heavy on my mind... and as i'm sleepily walking down the steps this morning, thinking of how awful it would be to not see the stars in the sky any more...i..uh...hit a patch of ice... as all of you know by now..i have a wicked sense of humor...and to see someone fall really sets me to giggles... as it did this morning...though.... i didn't get to "see" myself... i do wish i had a video camera so i could watch that moment...over and over...and over again...roflmao... i mean... here i am... looking up at the stars, having a major pity party for myself... next to last step...all ice... the feet slide out from under me, my arms swing.... my butt goes kurplop...and i without ceremony..not only fall on my butt... but plop down that step...the next step...right into a pile of snow.... where i land flat on my butt...legs spread wide...and my skirt above my head.... it's 5:25am and now very much awake...bbbrrrr...and i can't even get up cause i am laughing too hard... i'm still laughing so hard my stomach hurts...just not as much as my right butt cheek...lol.... now..it could of been kept quiet...noone had to know that i took my yearly fall..yes..i do this at least once a year...more often than not, i have lots and lots of witnesses...but this one, i just knew i was home free...nobody is up that darned early... so i was more than willing to let everyone believe i made it the winter without the fall.... except... during that fall...my arms were moving around furiously trying to catch my balance... and half the contents fell out of my purse... of course i did not see that part...it was too dark out...and when i did look for something and could not find it, figured i forgot to throw it in my purse... so when a frantic call comes from son at my work place wondering if i am all right... and him saying half the contents of my purse was all over the ground...well...my secret was out... mom took her fall.... which has provided laughter all through the family... and in which is why i am sharing with you.... i figure if it can't be kept a secret..i may as well share the giggles...tehe...

  
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SAYRAH-M 2/28/2008 9:20AM

    I miss you and your sweet humor Miss Kitty. I may have to join one of your teams so I can see more of you!
I am so sorry about the vision. I hope it turns out to be incorrect. That would be very sad indeed! I will keep you in my prayers.
Make sure you don't fall for anything! loves ya!

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AMGRANAT 2/24/2008 3:13PM

    Too funny! I totally laugh at myself when I fall as well. It's definitely more often than 1 time a winter :)

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ELLIQQ 2/19/2008 4:52PM

    Those darn snow falls are some of the worst .. I was just amazed you could laugh afterwards. I have a hard time laughing when the tears are freezing on my face LOL. Glad you made it out ok. Elli

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SNIX66 2/16/2008 4:13AM

    Brings new meaning to the ole line ; " Have a nice trip,see ya next fall!"

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NITAINMN 2/15/2008 7:14PM

    OMG kitty! I am so relieved you are not hurt. Yes! looking at it from a funny point of view, especially now that I know you were not hurt, I can laugh too.
not to worry so much about glaucoma- its treatable. I would be more concerned of your bronchitis. Take care and make the most of your long weekend.

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KYLIEMC8 2/15/2008 6:31PM

    Are you pulling Kylies..oh dear! I didn't have a purse and I didn't have a skirt on..thank goodness! WE know you're ok..cause your writing this bog..so..HA..I know about looking at the sky when you lease expect it ...and laughing! Good life story for the grands someday!

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PAULINEAPPERLY 2/15/2008 6:09PM

    Glad that you weren't badly hurt. Your sense of humour always seem to help you.
As to the possible glaucoma, if it is caught early it is very treatable.
My grandmother had glaucoma she still had her eyesight when she died at the age of 93.

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STARTSPARKING 2/15/2008 5:33PM

    First of all, I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. If I took a fall like that, I would have gotten so upset. I would have concentrated on my sore muscles, my wet clothes, and stuff falling out of my purse. Yet you saw the humor in the whole situation and was able to have a good laugh. Kitty, you just reinforced one of the reasons why I am so inspired by you. What really matters is not what happens, but how we handle the situation. I have so much to learn from you, my dear!

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/15/2008 5:00PM

    Dear Kitty, What a wonderful description you gave of your yearly fall. I am so glad you were not physically hurt. You have a great gift of writing. Thanks for sharing with all of us your little "secret"! LOL

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WILDCARD1 2/15/2008 4:52PM

    OMG Kitty, I hope that you are all right! I can see it now! Ok I am really trying not too giggle here, ok, it is hopeless. Hope someone took care of that icy step for you!

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Where Kitty Is & Her Sleepless Night

Monday, February 11, 2008


Well..last night was interesting to say the least... i have been fighting a cold all week...i also have asthma, and they always go right into bronchitis... so i have to be extra careful...cause if i play around too long, it goes into pneumonia...so this weekend, is when it really started to hit... so being the good girl that i am...oh stop laughing...i am good...at times...lol.... i decided last night i would go to bed early... get some well needed rest.... get a whole 8 hours worth of sleep....is there anything wrong with that?? one would think not... so...i had a nice hot bubble bath..... warm jammies on.... lotioned my feet and put warm socks on... and in bed about 8...fell asleep around 8:30.... at 9:30 my daughter wakes me up doing a happy dance... they called off school for the next day...whooping wohoo!!!! i still have to get up at 4:15 and go to work...shut up child... she giggles and goes to call all her friends and family.... back to sleep i go.... to get woke up by some guy looking for Jerome...now this wouldn't of been too bad..except when i said there was no such person, he called me Cindy...uh...i'm not Cindy..and this should of been enough.... but noooo...he wanted to argue with me that i was Cindy... and how would my number come be on his phone...i don't know buddy, but i'm not Cindy and i don't know you...he then wants to argue more i am Cindy... i hang up... it takes me a little while longer this time to get back to sleep... have a coughing fit...and go down once again...to be woke up at 11:30 to the school broadcast system to let me know that there is no school tomorrow....how 3 different people could time it exactly an hour apart, is beyond me.... but now i am sick...i am tired...and i'm going through an identity crisis....

my life as a soap opera....lol.... anyways...now to the part of where i am... sick... so i won't be around much the next couple days :( i go to the doctors at 11am on wednesday... and hopefully will be feeling better soon :)

  
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SAYRAH-M 2/13/2008 6:27PM

    I hate bronchitis. Supposedly chronic bronchitits has caused me to have asthma. You feel awful with no energy and if you can sleep through all the coughing.....how dare anyone wake you!!!! You are in my prayers for good health!! I hired a personal trainer for you, maybe he can guard the bedroom door!

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STARTSPARKING 2/12/2008 6:17PM

    This blog entry reminds me of the one I wrote a few weeks ago. I was sick and trying to get some rest, and my family kept calling and coming in and out of my house. Why was the school broadcast system coming on so late anyway? (Grrrr...) I hope your doctor's appointment will go well and that you will recover very soon. *hugs*

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CELEST 2/12/2008 4:09PM

    No self pity lives here....what an amusing tale to tell of day to day goings on. Keep writing cos you've gotten a fan club going and I've joined.
xx

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NUYORICANMAMA 2/12/2008 1:00PM

    That was an interesting evening. I hate those kinds of calls. I've gotten them too, I've gotten a lot where people will call and just start talking. So, I let them finish what they have to say and then tell them they have the wrong number. LOL They are mostly calls on my cell phone. When I first moved into this house, my number was very similar to the hospital emergency room .. do I need to say more?

You get better soon. I know what bronchitis can do to you. I don't know where you live but if it's in the north, be careful with all that cold and snow and wind. Bundle up very well.

Blessings, YIM

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WILDCARD1 2/11/2008 9:29PM

    Hope you feel better soon Kitty!!

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KYLIEMC8 2/11/2008 8:07PM

    Whew..that was one long nasty night lady! Sorry, feel better!

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PAULINEAPPERLY 2/11/2008 8:01PM

    Glad that you are going to see your Dr.
Try to take care of your self, you have a very hectic life sometimes you have to rest.

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/11/2008 7:22PM

    Well Kitty, you are a popular woman. Hope you'll soon be feeling better. Glad you'll be seeing the doctor on Wednesday. In the meantime, try and get rest. ....maybe not go to work? Is that possible? I won't be around much tomorrow as I'll be sleeping I'm sure after my heart cath at 9 am.
Take care of yourself. Love Ya...Elayne

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