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Whirling Dervish

Monday, February 21, 2011

I can't keep a solid thought for more than four seconds tonight. I would say I don't know what my deal is, but I just have too much on my mind. I won't bore you with the list or even a starter list, but I just have too many things on my mind right now. Not bad things, not good things well, I like to think some have prospects but just a lot of things in general. Too much mind clutter, I call it.

If one could lose calories from having thoughts and ideas run through their heads, I'd have lost a marathon's worth of calories!!

  
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BELTONWALKER67 2/24/2011 8:58AM

    That happens to me a lot! Usually, I sit down with paper & pen and write down everything, my "to do" list and then it makes more sense plus a feeling of accomplishment when I get one or two items done and out of the way! Hope today is a more calm day for you. emoticon

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Season Finale

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yesterday was Senior Day or the last regular season home basketball game at Blackburn College. I've referenced them a time or two in previous blogs. On Senior Day, parents of the seniors usually make the trip, if they're not there for any other game. Well, I got a chance to meet some of the parents and it was truly a joy/blessing.

Even in small, unconventional situation we don't know how we affect someone's life or how they affect our own. But it was really nice to see part who and how the players got to Blackburn. There's always some sort of story that gets us to a certain point in time in our life. Just like each of us Sparkers!

  
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DEPAULGIRL09 2/21/2011 1:33PM

    Fantastic blog! It's amazing what a difference the little things make.

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BELTONWALKER67 2/21/2011 8:50AM

    How true! Each of us travel such different journeys but every now and then our path will cross with someone who inspires & motivates us and maybe take a detour along the way! Great Blog. emoticon

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45ANDFIT1 2/21/2011 4:07AM

    Thank you for reminding us of the small blessings and how we impact others lives.

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Didn't see them coming !

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This has been an odd week in the sense that I got compliments from unexpected sources. Two of them came from my boss. She NEVER gives out compliments. Well, hardly ever. She's one of those hard to please bosses and doesn't give many compliments at all. She's a task master and doesn't like excuses. Now that I've started her list of positives, she is one of the top bosses I've worked for and I've had several.

I don't remember what all she said in her compliment, because I was in shock, but it was something to the affect of how I do a really good job and that although we're extremely busy and short staffed at work right now, I have a really good attitude toward pitching in and helping out with the additional work. That's the gist of what I got. Again, I was in a bit of shock that I was receiving a compliment from MY boss!

Then one of my doctors said I was a model patient. I won't go into the whole story, but I have a special medical condition with special instructions I've been given. At my recent follow up appointment, my special doctor bragged on me. This special doctor is no nonsense and not one to mince her words and complimented ME! That made me feel wonderful!! Hee. Hee!

And then one more compliment from my boss. I just found this one out today. To make a long story short, my boss noted in an e-mail to some of her superiors that I was one of the best members of her team...and there are over 15 people on her team. That one officially falls into the the "too good to be true" category. Of course, it's how I feel about my work, but didn't think she felt that way. I'm on cloud nine.

I hope she remembers she said that come review time!!

  
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TRIGFROST 2/20/2011 1:29AM

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JESSICAMAE83 2/19/2011 10:14PM

    That's great! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to get compliments?

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JOANIEBUG46 2/19/2011 8:56PM

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Sounds like you've had a fabulous week! Sure hope it continues!!!!

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MICHELE0008 2/19/2011 8:44PM

  Congrats on your compliments! Enjoy them! emoticon

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Self-admiration Club

Friday, February 18, 2011

Maybe it's just me, but I recently had the thought that although I know I have much more weight to lose, I'm not in a hurry to drop a ton of weight NOW!! I kinda like the weight that I'm at right now, but don't plan on being this weight forever.

I'm proud of the 16+ pounds I lost before Thanksgiving. And yes, I gained close to five (in increments of one pound here, two pounds there) over the holidays. I didn't think that was too bad, considering in years past, I could easily gain five pounds in a week over the holidays and another three the next, etc.

Since January, I've lost the holiday gain and have lost a little more. Now I've been maintaining my weight loss. I hover at a weight I haven't been at since at least 2007. You know what? I've decided to admire my new body for a little bit. And I like it! I like the new clothes that I've bought. I like how I look in them. I like how my curves are where they're supposed to be. The curves that aren't supposed to be there, are smaller. I like that, too.

I haven't bought a completely new wardrobe yet, because I don't plan on being in this size for too much longer. But I do need something for now, so I purchased several pieces for work. And it gets expensive to buy new clothes, even at thrift stores. What I saved in price, I made up the difference in lost time trying to find a bargain. Good grief.

But I digress. The respite has been nice. Pretty soon, I'll go back at it and be ready to lose another 15+ pounds and complain about having to buy another round of smaller clothes. :-) (Please read that last line with the intended amount of sarcasm.)

  
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FUNNINFIT 2/19/2011 9:22AM

    It's good to be happy & enjoy where you are at the time...the drive to change is what causes movement & you'll go there again!

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FUNNINFIT 2/19/2011 9:22AM

    It's good to be happy & enjoy where you are at the time...the drive to change is what causes movement & you'll go there again!

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DIANNE467 2/18/2011 9:26PM

    This is just what I needed to read today! Good for you! Your message puts my loss into perspective also. I had gained 10 pounds after Thanksgiving...but have since lost about exactly that amount. Need to appreciate the positive! Keep going, girl!


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I'm pooped...but the job ain't done

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm tired today. We've been working overtime at work for the past several weeks and weekends and I think it's caught up with me. (We have a disproportinate amount of work that needs to be done compared with the number of people to do it.) I don't do a good job of pacing myself at work. I know I should and I TRY to, but somehow I always end up in fifth gear all day, until I'm near the point of collapse.

Well, it's caught up with me. Before noon today I felt like I hit the perverbial brick wall. So much day left and hardly any energy. Not a good combo. When the work day is done, I plan to go home, rest up as best I can and go at it again tomorrow, stay late, come back on Saturday for a few hours, but take Sunday off, then start the week all over.

Wish me luck!

  
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DIANNE467 2/17/2011 10:54PM

    Hang in there, been there ! What kind of work do you do? So glad I do not work weekends any more, I hated that. The body needs time to recoup and rest...and watch some mindless reality tv!

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DEPAULGIRL09 2/17/2011 7:39PM

    Definitely get some rest! I've been what you're going through....have to get the work done, but have to take care of yourself too.

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