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Marvelous Monday

Monday, March 28, 2011

Feel like I got some things accomplished this weekend...now I'm not talking a whole cleaned up house...but I see some progress. Was out until 10 pm shopping with Mother In Law Friday night. She bought 2 pairs of shoes and hubby took her out shopping yesterday for about 5 hours or so so hopefully she is stocked up again. She said she didn't need much...but must have needed something!!! Don't like shopping with them..they can spend 3 hours in the grocery store just looking around. Drives me "NUTS" looking at each can or box to find one without a dent or crunch. It is a social event for her and she enjoys being with her son...so I let them enjoy their time together. Did begin to wonder at 4 pm if he was coming home or not....I was on Praise Team so had 3 services to play for and they came to early service at 9 and then went to breakfast and from there shopping. I know she enjoys being with us. She seems to want more and more of our time. We go through cycles where we are able to spend a lot of time with her and then crazy times where we still spend several times a week with her but not 5-6 hours at a time. Try to take her to exercise 2-3 times a week and always church and breakfast on Sunday and hubby takes her to grocery store usually once a week..so we see her 4-5 times a week. She really perks up the more time we can spend with her. Her BD coming up and trying to figure out what to do for her...

Last week went OK at work...wonder what this one will bring?

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2011 3:34AM

    emoticon on spending time with mil and also being on the praise team!! What a blessing you are.

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GATOR12 3/28/2011 1:28PM

    You will be blessed for the time you spend with her!! She will not be with you always & we ALL blossom with attention from loved ones. I know it is can be frustrating.

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JUGE300000 3/28/2011 8:08AM

    Good for you...accomplishment feels good doesn't it.



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Sunday

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Had a good weekend. Boy they go by so quickly. We had sunshine and that always seems to brighten my day! Got to take a ride Saturday and Sunday afternoon and that was nice. Ready to start another week!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2011 3:32AM

    WOOHOO on your beautiful weather and sunshine!!

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MAYBER 3/27/2011 9:34PM

    So glad for the sunshine it makes facing the day so much better
Spring has to be on the way despite the snow we have received
One day at a time
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JAMBABY0 3/27/2011 8:15PM

    Glad you had some nice weather my weekend was kinda cold here in Ky

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Friday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Boy this week really went quick. Looking forward to the weekend. Been going every night...and taking Mom to try on shoes we ordered tonight. Have had a good week. Planning to stay home Saturday and get some much needed housework done. Trying to come up with something special for Mom's BD. Thinking of taking a river boat dinner cruise. Not sure how to get her on it but think she would enjoy it and be something "different" for her. Was asked to fill in for Praise Team this week. Next month I'm on. Went to practise last night. Asked me to come up with song for communion time....so woke up at 2:30 thinking about that and other things. Hate when that happens. Makes for a short night. Things on my mind. Oh well we just turn them over to God..

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2011 3:31AM

    So glad you had a great week. Can't wait to hear what your plans are for your mom's birthday...

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CHARMIAN2 3/25/2011 4:57AM

  good luck

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HITCHLEY 3/25/2011 4:35AM

    I try to enjoy the moments when I can't sleep. I find if I can convince myself that it is pleasant to be awake and mull over my thoughts I usually fall asleep again very quickly, but if I try to sleep it never works and I stay awake for ages...

good luck with the Praise Team !!

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Thankfully Thursday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Been going, going, going this week after work. Will probably crash Saturday. Went with co-worker to find dress for upcoming niece's wedding. We had success and she got 2 dresses to look at and figure out which one to wear. She is thin and both look gorgeous on her. Got home after 10 pm so made for a short night. Had a nice day at work...co-worker was gone in the morning. Was shocked as I couldn't believe she was out another day. Then our old boss walked in the door. He was speaking at a luncheon. It was so good to see him. Have missed the environment he created. He wanted an environment where intelligent people wanted to work. We cheered our successes and encouraged each other. He was focused on each of us becoming all we could be. He encouraged us to grow and follow what we were passionate about. He listened, we laughed and worked together as a team. It was a season and now we have moved on. He is doing well as his other business is growing in leaps and bounds that he and his family operate. He is blooming where he is planted plus all his family is around him. Then our Debbie downer came walking in around lunch time...with her head down...old boss said...well she looks like she's not to happy with the world. It was so good seeing our former boss. He radiates energy. It was a nice surprise. A boost to the day.

Taking mom to exercise tonight after work. Haven't made it there after work this week. Then taking her shopping Friday night after work to look at shoes we ordered in for her.

Off to seize the day!

  
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SUZIEQS65 3/24/2011 6:24AM

    At least your old Boss left you with a good sense of being, which you can hang onto and use in your life.

Have a wonderful day - and remember - your glass is always half full!

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VENISEW1 3/24/2011 6:16AM

    Have a emoticonday emoticon

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Wednesday

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Had another good day at work...co-worker sick again! :( Too bad for her...good for us. She will probably be in today :( Can't believe how much better the day goes when she isn't there. Boss kept me busy doing a mailer for him. Other co-worker asked me to go dress shopping with her tonight. Been going out every night this week after work and starting to feel it already...but said I would go with her. She is going to a wedding in April or May for her niece out of state and wants to get a jump on shopping. Can't blame her. She is skinny and beautiful so anything will look good on her. She is lively and fun to be around. It will do us good. Took Mom for her perm last night. She was in rare form when I got her. She was grippie and irritable. Guess she'd had a bad day and was taking it out on anyone around her. Came to her senses and apologized later and ended up having a good evening with her. But I was dreading the beginning. Change is hard for her and she initiates it by wanting to change hairdressers in this situation. Oh and her bras lasted 2 weeks and now they don't fit. UGH! Thought maybe we'd last a little longer. Too bad it's gonna take awhile before I take her out again. I am just too booked up right now. I realize she needs to have someone with her. She is too scared and gets confused by herself and getting upset with strangers won't help. She has such bad self esteem...thinks her neighbors get more mulch than she does because she isn't anyone special. Thinks her mulch got washed away and when I got there they haven't mulched her yard yet. But I keep silent. If I say something then she starts...I don't know nothing...I'm always wrong tirade. I try to remember she is our only precious parent left. To enjoy the moments we have together. She's going to use up any gentleness, kindness and compassion I have. Trying to come up with something to do for her BD in April. Probably should do something to get away for the day as she is housebound most of the time. Acccording to her its just another day we don't need to do anything....RIGHT....

Well -- on to seize the day and accomplish a lot today!

  
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ARLENE_MOVES 3/23/2011 7:47AM

    Oh Kathleen, I do feel for you in this situation with your Mom. It is almost impossible for the caregiver -- you don't do enough or you do too much. Not a win-win time.

It sound like you are doing what you can with the time you have. Remember, even though it is hard to do ----take time for YOU. When I was taking care of my MIL, I found myself not eating, not walking etc -- it was like I didn't exist. And strange, even though she wasn't totally with it -- I think she enjoyed taking advantage of me -- caretaker abuse, they call it. Maybe because it was my MIL!!!!

You take care and write often - it will help. And try to ignore that co-worker--she is not good for you!

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