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Tuesday

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Off to work early for a staff meeting this AM.

Co-leader in spark group passed away. Can hardly believe it!

Off to make a great day!

  
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SRABANTI 11/16/2010 7:23AM

    OMG.. im so sorry to hear about the loss. Now its your responsibility to carry the good work forward.

All the best wishes!

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SHAY72 11/16/2010 5:56AM

    sorry to hear about ur friend,but hope that u have a good day

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KEELY128 11/16/2010 5:39AM

    Have a great day! Don't work to hard!

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Monday Morning

Monday, November 15, 2010

Had a wonderful time Saturday. Yet after a full day from 8:30 to 6:00 I was feeling impatient with mom. Hopefully I kept it on the inside. She wasn't having her best day and complained and had to stop a lot. You can tell she isn't walking like she does in the summer. Walking and exercise seem to really make an improvement in her...her balance, her core strength and her moods etc. She is less of a hypochondriac when she walks regularly. Now she thinks something is wrong with her and it changes daily. She is not drinking enough liquids...because then you have to use the bathroom...and she has issues with leg cramps ...oh well. I think she had fun..she just drained my energy Yesterday I called her on the way to pick her up for church and she sounds puny and said her stomach was upset and she couldn't keep anything down...just saltines and soda...so are you going to church...Yes aren't you? When we picked her up she was fine. Then we go out for breakfast after church...and she ate her "usual". My hubby kept telling her if you get full...don't eat any more and she cleaned her plate. Go figure! She is good about telling us things and her actions don't show them. She was telling us how she would "NEVER" sleep in church and we caught her yesterday nodding off three different times. Why does she say those things??? Drives me nuts some times. We just keep quiet. It does no good to argue with her and it just upsets her...we just let it roll. It doesn't matter in the big picture...just after a day of that...I'm am worn out and tired of it. My fear is I will be like that some day! UGH! At least she is my mother-in-law. It's different for me my parents weren't complainers. My dad had terminal cancer and he would say he had a little discomfort...and I knew he had to be in extreme pain. He rarely complained and was greatful for everything. Just different families.

Took a nice ride with hubby yesterday. We don't get anything done at home but a ride through the countryside is relaxing and pretty. The sun was out and we had a nice time. We did some walking too! That felt good!

Off to the new week. Where will it take me? What adventures are yet ahead for this week?

  
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MAGGIEYE 11/15/2010 11:53AM

    I can so relate to your struggles. I've learned to try to live in my mom's world. It's like Alice in Wonderland, except it isn't so wonderful. What's true now won't be true in 30 minutes, at least to her. In her world, no one comes to see her or calls her. She just sits there by herself all day. Reminding her of what happened is just another source of frustration to her. I love her dearly but it is very, very draining. It's good to take some time for yourself and your husband to be together. I hope this week's adventures are good ones! emoticon

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Sunday Morning

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Had a wonderful family day yesterday. Enjoyed the shops. The weather was high 60's and so nice to be walking around with the sun out. Enjoyed being with family. Mom kinda had an off day. She couldn't keep up and complained a lot. Kinda wore me out. At the end of the day...I had had enough. I began to grew impatient with her on my inside. I try not to let it show on the outside but it probably does some. Was with her from 8:30 - 6:00 so that is a long day. I was glad after we took her home. Felt like a heavy load lifted.

  
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LINTPICKER 11/14/2010 7:06AM

    I understand what you are going through. My mother (97years young) is the queen of complaining. She constantly tells me she is lonely, cant see, cant hear, cant walk, I don't do enough, etc. It wears me down. I know that I have not been in her shoes to know what she is going through, but she never had to take care of her mom either... so she doesn't know what all the complaining is doing to me! I wish she could see how blessed she is. It is where you feel guilty if you don't and can hardly stand it if you do spend time with them. There is no easy way to deal with all these emotions. My prayers are with you.

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Friday

Friday, November 12, 2010

It is Friday! Yesterday the other girl in our office was so nice and helpful and in such a good mood....wondered what was wrong. Maybe time will work things out? Just be the best I can be and we go on.

Went out and did shopping for "Gift Bags" the sales people are going to take out. I love that part of my job...getting out of the office. I try not to look TOO HAPPY leaving or coming back. The weather was GORGEOUS out yesterday.

Looking forward to Saturday. Going to brunch with son, daughter in law, mother, hubby for a special Winter Gathering Brunch. Our little town has a holiday kick off for all the little shops. Mom and I went last year and had fun and now with more of my family it will even be more fun. They have sleigh rides...on wheels as we have no snow and carolers and music and everything is so pretty. It is supposed to be a pretty day so it should be lots of fun!

Got Mom's mattress moved to the guest room. The change really throws her off. She has early Alzheimers and does well for the most part. She can't do math anymore which she used to be good at and we notice when the routine changes or soemthing is different she gets flustered unless she's with us and then she does ok cause she knows we'll take care of her. Wonder how she slept last night as she had to sleep in the guest room. I wondered how she would do flying for her grandson's wedding with us...but she did OK until the last day packing to come back and then she went off on my son...she had had enough change and turmoil and wanted to go home and a little thing like her grandson shutting her suitcase instead of my hubby set her off. Interesting!

Oh well - off to have a great Friday!

  
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 11/13/2010 11:19AM

    Just checking up on you to see how you are manageing. Hope your mom is doing well! Debbie

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SUZIEQS65 11/12/2010 6:20AM

    Good luck and have a wonderful Friday - and a great time with your family tomorrow!

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Thursday

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Still learning to deal with tensions at work. They've calmed down just other co-worker and I cautious of what we say and just go in our office and work. That isn't a bad thing...we just miss the happy office atmosphere of before and not worrying about what you say and willing to help each other wherever. I come home worn out...I've given my all and have little left to give.

Looking forward to weekend. Son and daughter in law are treating us all to brunch and Mom and us girls are spending the day shopping at the little shops in our town as they are having winter's gathering and all the little shops are ready for Christmas. There are sleigh rides (I'm sure they are on wheels as there is no snow), Carolers, music and it's fun to wonder around and get into the holiday season.

Off to make it a GREAT day!

  
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LYNNEJ5 11/11/2010 11:05AM

    Forget about work and look forward to the weekend and your shopping trip with your family. Sounds like a good time to me and work will figure itself out in time. Enjoy the weekend! emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYDAZE9 11/11/2010 7:17AM

    Sounds like wonderful family time. That is so important as family matters. Enjoy the good times. emoticon

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