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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Weighed in this AM and have seen weight loss. Been working on it with this Fall Challenge. Last week didn't show anything...feel like I'm loosing so much have been holding water weight or something.

Was finally able to walk during lunch time. The trees are gorgeous. Beautiful oranges and yellows and reds. Just gorgeous. Felt so good to be out walking and being outside during the beautiful fall.

Ended up working 1 1/2 hour over last night as we got so busy at the end of the day.

Off to make it a great weekend! Wanting to make some Apple crisp...mmmm

  
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HAWAII2011 10/8/2011 2:40PM

  Thanks for sharring I love Autum too. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a great weekendx

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LJCANNON 10/8/2011 9:28AM

    emoticonSounds like a Great Walk!! And I like your Plans for the Weekend!!

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BUNDORIYAGYU 10/8/2011 8:37AM

    I LOVE days like the one you describe. Full of small victories. I like the fact that you are concentrating on all the good things in you life. Often we are so fixated on the flashy things that we miss all the savory blessings that we are offered hourly. Thank you for sharing.

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Friday Struggle

Friday, October 07, 2011

Been a crazy week...working over some and then gone every night of the week. Feel worn out and hubby wants me to go to parades tonight and two tomorrow. The pace is wearing me down. He's obsessed with being in everyone.

Work has been a struggle and more to come. Co-worker had meeting lunch with boss and it's my turn next week. He's going to be changing what I do more to sales, sales, sales. Not what I'm good at, not what I'm comfortable at. I grumble, gripe and grown about work more and more with many tears. Is it me that needs to change? When I interviewed we discussed I wasn't a sales person. I am administrative and want to help a business thrive and grow. That is what I am good at..it's how I'm wired. I like to create an environment where everyone can be successful. I don't need to be in the limelight. I like to see people excel and celebrate their victories. I like motivating others to soar with the eagles.

Life seems such a struggle right now. Feel like I'm trying to keep too many plates spinning and not good at any of them. On overload. Exercise helps reduces stress. I pray for wisdom and guidance.

Maybe I obsess and make too much out of it. Do my job and go home. Seems like it's affecting all of me. Something has to change...maybe me.

  
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GRYPHON55 10/7/2011 12:11PM

    By Friday, I'm always a mess about work, so I have been learning to just not make any big decisions or decrees on Friday. By Monday, I have a better attitude :-)

I agree with Donna, sit down with your boss and make sure your points are heard. One thing that helps me in this kind of a situation is to write down what I think my boss would say and what I would respond with, sort of role-playing so that I have thought through my answers and my talking points and I am less nervous during the actual conversation.

Good luck!

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JSPIN74 10/7/2011 12:08PM

    So sorry you're feel so overwhelmed...I have been feeling that way myself a bit lately.

Try hard to diffuse & let of some of that worry...do what you can...keep an open mind (MUCH easier said then done, but these are the mantras I TRY to use myself).

I hope you feel some relief soon! emoticon

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DGFOWLER 10/7/2011 6:58AM

    Change is so very hard especially if it takes us out of our comfort zone. Perhaps the boss sees something in you that you don't. Being chosen for a job change may be exciting if you can embrace it, but I know how hard that is as many of my job duties have also changed over the past year.

Make the best of it. Go into your meeting with an open mind. Share with your boss your expectations and how you were hired in. Sometimes all it takes is that reminder about your job duties at date-of-hire. Some of mine didn't change for that exact reason, but others did. Now that I am doing them, it wasn't as bad as I had perceived it would be.

Good luck and have a great wknd. Perhaps you can take a chair and sit down at those parades to give yourself a more relaxed feeling.

Hugs.. Donna

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Adventurous Wednesday

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Yesterday was challenging day! Co-worker was getting her computer going. Boss was in. Seems like he causes turmoil. Co-worker had had a rough start to her morning at home and came in near tears and boss was on her. For some reason he thinks the way to motivate her is to bully her to sell more. When he leaves for an appointment then I boost her back up or talk with her and listen to her to get her back going. She was frustrated with her computer not working and now it is different looking...had to use mine to work on some etc. We didn't get time for lunch....thankfully I had packed and ate while I worked. When our boss leaves it's like the storm blows away and we can handle things. Think the day would have been calmer if he hadn't been there.

Boss kinda jumped me. Not sure where I stand. Think I need to move on...part of me doesn't want to give up and walk away...jobs aren't easy to find today. Maybe I'm too sensitive. Maybe I just need to work and do my best and not analyze everything and worry about everything.

Off to make it a great day. Hope to get in two workouts today.

Scale was crazy this AM Guess I need to invest in a new one. Numbers were fluctuating every time I got on it. Liked all the numbers I saw...but knew they weren't accurate.

  
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POLK-A-DOTS 10/5/2011 9:44AM

    One day at a time...My wish for you today...that your boss has off site meetings ALL DAY LONG! emoticon

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JS1971 10/5/2011 6:03AM

  I hear you, jobs are hard to find, but you don't want to be stressed out every day either. Keep your chin up. On the scale issue, I had the same thing happen and after I changed the batteries it went away. Just a thought. Have a good day.

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Lots of bumps in the road yesterday but we keep going

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Co-worker's computer wouldn't work so I had to let her use mine per boss. He came and tried to get her going but couldn't. So I took her computer to repair shop and had to find things to do without a computer, Learn to be flexible.

Co-worker really got bossy with me..maybe she was having difficulty being flexible too. Maybe I'm too sensitive.

Getting my hair cut after work.

Business Expo next Tuesday...gotta get some things ready for it and need to get on it. Hard after exercising and fixing diner to work on anything else. My brain feels fried.

Off to make it a great day!

  
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DGFOWLER 10/4/2011 5:49AM

    Have a great day. Hopefully co-workers computer will be fixed today ~ Donna

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Seize the Opportunity

Monday, October 03, 2011

Did a little reflective thinking over the weekend! I grumble too much about my work. I have an opportunity to make it a better place and I grumble at work and at home , Right now jobs are hard to come by. I'm not making minimum wage,,,it's not a bad environment. I work in a controlled climate..I don't have to fight the rain or coming cold weather and work in it all day long. I want to stop complaining and be thankful for what I have.

This is where God wants me right now for this season...so I am to be my best and do my best and have a right attitude. My attitude affects those who work around me. Self talk may make it worse.

Talking about taking Mom on trip to Florida for Christmas and spending it with daughter.

Days seem so busy and weeks go by so quickly and weekend's fly by. Seems like I don't get to do things I'd like to do. By the time I get everything else done I collapse and am tired.

Off to make it a great week working on my attitude!

  
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POLK-A-DOTS 10/3/2011 6:53AM

    What a great perspective! There are so many without work, or who fight the elements at work...or just plain make the bare minimum...I too am going to head into work with a new perspective...I am blessed with a rather cushy job...I need to remember that...Have a great Monday!

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