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Fabulous Friday

Friday, May 04, 2012

Garage sale going well. Someone purchased the china cabinet we had for sale. One more big piece of furniture to go. It is a nice piece....we can't use it, my kids don't want it...so it needs to go to someone who can enjoy it. Hubby doing well....he enjoys the haggling and dealing with people. I do it all day at work and want to withdraw from people. This was a community Garage sale through Saturday and our neighborhood is having one in June and hubby is planning ahead for that one. We will have to get on that.

Work is going OK but boring and frustrating for me. Hard to get into it. Maybe just a season...but not content where I'm at right now. My attitude is getting stinky again. Really need to get my focus back to a Godly attitude. Had a policy holder we went over and above for and then they turn around and want to cancel. It makes me sick sometimes. Got our boss to pay for them and they turn around and do that. Can't imagine what boss will say. Now we can't do for others. Seems like we go out of our way to help others and they turn around and stick it to us. It doesn't seem to pay off. Frustrating to me. I wonder why I'm in this business.

Friday with just one co-worker. We work well together. She had been out most of the week with a bad migraine. Glad she is back to feeling better although yesterday was a rough day for her. She had a slight headache with everything thrown at her.

Planning to take Mom to special Mother's day Brunch at a neat restaurant about an hour a way. Was featured in Newspaper and it will be a fun adventure for us and give her a ride through the countryside. It is a pretty area.

Off to make it a great day and bloom where I am planted..

Oh my iris' are blooming. They are so pretty. My Clematis have been so gorgeous this year. I just love them. Have been trying to upload pictures to here but have been having trouble...getting them uploaded.....will keep trying...

  
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EDITOR 5/4/2012 5:39AM

    I would love to see your flowers in bloom. We live in the shade so there is only wildflowers and a few select ones that bloom. My lilacs are done for the season.

Glad your DH is having such a great time. Mine wants to part with nothing although soon we will have to get rid of items. We do have a community garage sale and I have to pay attention to the dates this year. Wonderful that you got rid of a big-ticket and bulky item!

So sweet that you are taking Mom out to eat for Mother's Day. Yep, it is coming upon us.

Work is always a hassle and I am glad I don't have to go there. You are right in blooming where you are planed and I pray you get to see some Sonshine there today.


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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Make a noontime walk. It was gorgeous out but a little windy. Really enjoyed my walk. Must be going through a spell...because I felt like not walking at lunchtime and having to force myself to exercise...the good thing is that I am doing it

Hubby hosting a community garage sale the next three days. He's about all ready except for pricing some things. Glad he enjoys them. I strongly dislike sales...so wonder why that's where my boss has me for now???? Guess he's desperate. So praying we get rid of alot of things today. Gotten on a roll...a few years back my BFF and her mom helped get one going for us and hubby so enjoys the bartering and talking to people...we kept the momentum and keep having them. Learned to keep big totes and when we go through something and want to put it in a sale later...we put it in the tote. If we have some left over stuff that goes in there too and it's already priced. Have a few pieces of furniture of my family's to sell. Hoping they will go. Also inspires hubby to get rid of things. He is the ultimate pack rat. I tell him he has packratitis. He always wants to save everything in case he might need it.

He has been really working on getting his garage in order. I mean this is a major accomplishment. The first was decluttering it to put in our Corvette. That was the beginning motivator. We had a lot of family furniture etc from closing down two households within a year. Slowly we are sorting through boxes and putting in garage sales or using or it's finding a home. Hubby has finally gotten motivated to do some things in the garage. He always said "One day when I have time" and now he has the time and he's motivated. Hopefully after the garage sale I can help him get rid of all the empty boxes we have. I know he'll want to save them.

Had a filling loose and got a dentist appointment today. Was brushing my teeth last night and it popped out with my tooth brush. Guess I was brushing too hard... Glad I got the appointment. Will stop back by the house and check on hubby for lunch and see how it's going for him. So won't get in the lunchtime walk :(

Have Praise Team tonight! Go! Go! Go!

Off to make it a great day!

Life seems so crazy busy right now

  
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EDITOR 5/3/2012 5:32AM

    So much wished my DH would get rid of clutter. I think yard sales are fun, but I dare not go to any because we have too much junk in the house to dispose of.

Yes, check in on your hubby and make sure NOBODY showed up with items for him to look at and buy. I had that happen to me once many moons ago.

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Middle of the week Wednesday

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Made it to Curves last night with Mom.

Had a nice rain storm last night...nice for me as I like rain but know it was probably scary for Mom.

All of a sudden struggling with exercising in the morning. Still doing it but have to make myself get out of bed and exercise...just need to push through it and maybe change something up a bit....

Depending on weather - hope to get in a lunchtime walk and planning on Curves after work with Mom

  
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DGFOWLER 5/2/2012 5:58AM

    I've been struggling with it too and find myself trying to find other things to do instead... lol. Last night was good though I finished up 95 min and for me last year being queen of the couch that's a lot. Could be more, but for now I am happy with that. Donna

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EDITOR 5/2/2012 5:58AM

    You can push through it, even if it is hump day. I don't know how you can do it all, but trusting that you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you. Something keeps you going and I love reading your blog in the A.M. You always set a tone for the day.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Hubby had phone interview yesterday. Hopefully God's plan is revealed.

Having lunch with friend I used to exercise with a long time ago. Maybe new opportunities ahead.

Ended up working by myself yesterday and thankfully day wasn't too crazy and I got through it all. Had to work late as had to cover a 4:45 appointment so didn't make it to Curves after work but got in a noontime walk.

Off to make it a great day!

  
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DGFOWLER 5/1/2012 6:49AM

    Have a terrific Tuesday. Love the affirmation within your words.. The day is what you make it... Donna

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EDITOR 5/1/2012 5:58AM

    Your day is always mixed with surprises. Glad yesterday was not nutso!

And, tada---you walked which is super. I didn't get mine in and I don't even work.

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, April 30, 2012

Off to make it a great week!

My Schedule has slowed down a bit this week so hope to get in noontime walks and Curves after work with Mom.

Got the back back yard mowed and after two hours I was done but about shot. Really haven't done much yard work this year and I was worn out.

Mom can be a stinker some times gonne try to work on myself. She was buggy and wanted to get out yesterday. Hubby had spent more time with her this week. She told me if I hadn't taken a walk Saturday I could have gotten my house work done Saturday and we could have done something Sunday. Told me she wanted to see me sometime as it's been a long while. Really hurt my feelings. We were just dropping her off from spending time with her at church and lunch out. She likes to control us and make us feel guilty. Had thought about if we got done early taking her out for coffee...but after that decided not to let her control me....so I took a nap instead...which I needed after the last couple of craziness and hubby wanted to go for a car ride.

Had a little talk with myself and have to learn not to let her make me feel guilty that I am neglecting her. I see her trying to control and manipulate to get her way. I need to remind myself we DO pay attention to her. It's like she wants us to keep her entertained. She refuses to drive any more and wants us to take her everywhere...which is fine...maybe she shouldn't be out driving around. She lives in a retirement community and refuses to be friendly with others who do drive. She refuses to do activities with the community where she could walk down and go to movie night, special music events, special speakers etc. She does go to breakfast twice a week because we took her down to get her used to the activiies and hubby helps her with the community garage sale each year. They go out to lunch once a week where they drive a mini bus and take them and drop them off. I need to remind myself she could do those things but chooses not to. Instead she relies on us. She needs to reach out to others also...and refuses. We've tried to invite her over to watch us work in the yard if she is buggy...but she won't do that. So why should I feel so guilty? Will have to work on that.

Off to make it a great week!

  
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EDITOR 4/30/2012 8:17AM

    I tried almost everything with my Mom and MIL. Nothing was good enough, but the guilt didn't come knowing I was doing all that was humanly possible to do to please others. The only thing I hope is that I don't become that domineering, needy person that I saw in them.

Please, please never forget your "me" time or realtionship spent with the Lord, renewing, refreshing on going forth. I did neglect the first, but never the latter.

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DGFOWLER 4/30/2012 6:08AM

    Good morning Kathleen. The frustration comes out once more where mom is concerned huh? I have an idea, you may have even have tried it. You said she doesn't like going to the community stuff at her retirement community like the movies, etc. Have you tried going with her so she could meet more people the first time around and then tell her she's on her own?

Have a great week.. You deserve it. emoticon Donna

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