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Fabulous Wednesday

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Off to make it a great day! Planning to take Mom to Curves after work today and tomorrow.

Got our first snow that stayed on the ground. Just a total dusting. Not ready for the cold stuff.

  
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KMICHA 11/30/2011 5:53AM

    Yay! Happy Wednesday! Last day of the Month! Where has the year gone? Have a great workout at curves. No snow here, but the parents said they were blessed with more that a dusting! emoticon I'm not ready for that either! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Got through the day. Just dread cleaning up other people's mess. They don't pay their bills and let things cancel and we have to go back in and clean it up do a lot of work to "fix" it.

Debbie Downer Co-worker was back and things went well. Everyone trying to get used to new jobs. Know it's first day after long weekend but it's a struggle for me. Don't want to do it. Change my attitude and put one foot in front of the other.

  
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DGFOWLER 11/29/2011 7:03AM

    haha.. I said the same thing. The week before Thanksgiving I was out because of Bronchitis. Then back to work 3 days and off 4. It's tough, but we can do it!!! Have a great day ~ Donna

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MARYJOANNA 11/29/2011 5:40AM

  Long weekends have a tendency to foul up everything. It is 6 of one and one/half dozen of the other.

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Wonderful Holiday

Monday, November 28, 2011

Have just had an awesome time with daughter and her boyfriend. They head home late this afternoon! They have spent a lot of time just hanging out and doing things with us. Played a new game Apples to Apples and really enjoyed it.

Mom was a little moody at times but we made it through it all with her. Ended up inviting her over yesterday evening and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Hard to see her go but we will be flying down to spend Christmas with her in 22 days...so think I can last that long.

Daughter also caught up with two friends from her past that she mended fences with. Think that was good for her to do. Not that they may become best friends again...but that the fences were mended. Daughter also realizes why she moved and got on with her life. Sometimes those people are where she left them years ago. Interesting to see daughter growing up.

Went to 2 funerals over the holiday. One with difficult co-worker's dad. I ended up being the only one who went from work. Felt it was right thing to do. Learned she is coming back to work today 3 days a week. She has been through a lot this fall. Maybe her attitude will be better. She has a precious little girl.

Off to make it a great day!


Over the holiday:

Learning to eat one plateful
Able to eat and if I'm full...not to keep eating. Stop...even if have more on my plate.
Learning if I keep eating I don't feel good. Learning it's not worth it.
Craving healthier foods and not sweets...vegetables etc.

  
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JSPIN74 11/28/2011 10:17AM

    emoticon good stuff!

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MADKAPKID 11/28/2011 9:09AM

    I am happy that you had a great time with your daughter and her boyfriend. The "Over the holiday" part at the end of your blog was really very inciteful.......I am learning the same things. The hard one for me during the holidays is that last one. LOL Have a joy filled day, Karen

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SUNSET09 11/28/2011 8:32AM

  Good to hear a great holiday was had by all. Mine was just as eventful with family and friends. Mending the bridge or your daughter is a start and we all need to start from somewhere. Good for her and your Mom. We only have one and I miss mine everyday! Always something to be thankful for and you're learning it's a life style change and good going with your portion control! emoticon emoticon

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Thankful Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25, 2011

Had a wonderful day! Started out with breakfast at home. Hubby went to get mother in law. Not sure if she didn't get enough sleep as she is letting neighbors adult children sleep there or moody or what. Her daughter had called that morning. Sometimes she's difficult after that. She made a big deal about where she sat. I said...just sit at the table where you usually do. Then it was a big deal...did I say or do something wrong...why are we so testy and sharp. Caused me to take a deep breath refocus. I had a headache and I probably said it curtly. Some days I get tired of the game we have to play. Said she didn't want anything to eat and then she ate a plateful of scrambled eggs, french toast and sausage which she made a big deal she couldn't eat and then did eat. She usually wants coffee first thing but of course refused it until she was seated and then she needed it immediately brought to her. She was in a difficult mood. Then we pack up to leave for son's and we give her the front seat so she'll be more comfortable but she has to give us some room in the back. No position suited her back...even when we put it in the same position we started at. She wanted to go home. It would hurt her back. We would have to take her to hospital if we didn't take her home. We weren't leaving her on Thanksgiving. Hubby got kinda sharp with her and told her we weren't leaving her home, she'd taken a tylenol for her back before the trip and she was just going to have to deal with it. Of course she never offers her SUV to use. She doesn't drive it any more but she never lets us use it. We try to give her the best we have and it's difficult. Instead of being thankful we take her.....yah yah yah! She pouted for the first hour or so and refused anything at my son's but did nap in the recliner. Then after my daughter in law had baked the last dinner roll...we headed to her parents for the family Thanksgiving. Mom was better by then but still a little prickly. Ate a plate full but kinda stayed by herself but she made it through it.

I still had a nice time and I think Mom did too. She just needed a right attitude...don't know if she ever got it...but she didn't verablize it.

Taking her to neighbors viewing/funeral this morning. She doesn't want to be a bother but is very demanding and difficult. Thankfully she isn't living with us...yet. I know this season is difficult on her and we deal with them and move on. My daughter in law said we're working on sainthood...and I tell her...we are just taking care of our mom the best we can and loving her through it. I know her own daughter wouldn't treat her like we do. We have spoiled her but she is the only living parent left. For the most part she is happier than I've seen her in years and less difficult. She knows she is loved and we will take care of her. But it doesn't make the road easy at times.

Enjoying time with daughter and her boyfriend.

Hubby surprised me. I have a platform rocker that's been in the garage for ever that we had growing up. It needs to be repaired and reupholstered. Hubby said he had something for us to do on Saturday. He took it to get repaired and redone and I get to pick out the fabric. It made me cry. WOW! He really hit the nail on the head of something I have wanted done for ever it seems. Really touched me! He loves me and found something to please me beyond belief. Awesome!

I ate in moderation yesterday and didn't have dessert...I was so full. Not used to eating like that anymore. So that was a big improvement for me.

Off to make it a great day. Plan to take Grandma shopping afterwards to keep her mind off her neighbor's passing. Found we need to keep Grandma busy and she functions better instead of staying home and dwelling on things.

  


Thankfully Wednesday

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Work been going OK this week. By myself. Boss there some but kinda quiet. Have enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Daughter and boyfriend at the Airport in Tampa Florida as I type...waiting to board the plane to come home for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to get my arms around here. Will have to wait until 5 but at least I'll know she's here. Hubby gets all the fun...

Will be a busy weekend. Taking Mom to neighbors funeral and probably going to co-worker's father's funeral/

Off to make it a great day! It all seems right when my family is all together.

  
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MELLABELLAS 11/23/2011 4:44PM

    I'm glad you get to see your daughter this weekend! Sorry about the funerals but hopefully you can still enjoy the holiday.

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