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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last night DS came over, profusely apologized and begged for his room back. It was an adult discussion and we were very proud of him. His girlfriend, is a different story. She "refused" to apologize, then when she realized she would be alone AND homeless if she didn't, texted an apology. I'm not impressed, but I am willing to make the concession for my son. We gave them a list of "demands" which they have agreed to and they know this is their last chance. So we'll see...

  
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WONDERGALE 10/15/2014 11:13PM

    Everyone deserves another chance. I hope it goes well. emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 10/15/2014 7:34PM

    I hope things go better this time. emoticon

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MICKEYH 10/15/2014 5:57PM

    Mother Love. Good luck my dear. emoticon emoticon

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CAMRY426 10/15/2014 4:08PM

    I hope your son and his girlfriend give you the respect you deserve. Good Luck

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Taking Care of Myself/Tough Love

Monday, October 06, 2014

Last night we had to call the police and have my DS, 19 and his girlfriend, 18 removed from our house. We are all okay and I am mostly relieved. It has been a long time coming. Finally, last night, while I was being called many ugly names a lightbulb turned on in my brain and I realized if I continued to accept this behavior from them then I was disrespecting myself. And how would I be able to demand respect from them if I wasn't respecting myself. So they are gone.
I am taking a week off of work (had vacation coming, thank God!!) to rest and recuperate mentally. Looking forward to long walks with hubby and lots of sleep. Will still see you here on Spark.

  
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_MOBII_ 10/8/2014 10:28PM

    Oh hunny, how stressful! I hope that you get some nice recoup time during your vacation!

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LIFENPROGRESS 10/8/2014 11:27AM

    emoticon Tough love is often the best answer to these difficulties. I am praying for you and wishing you all the best.

“If you have no one to encourage you, instead of using that as an excuse for failure, encourage yourself and use that as a reason why you must succeed.”
~ Kevin Ngo ~

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/8/2014 12:11AM

    Difficult, but then that's why they call it tough love. May you get through this and truly continue to enjoy a special peace.

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KAYTIE22 10/7/2014 9:03PM

    I know this was a very difficult decision but it was the best one for you and your husband based on the circumstances. Enjoy a well-deserved rest.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/7/2014 4:46PM

    Your title says it all and for that I congratulate you. Not many parents would be able to do that. emoticon

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WONDERGALE 10/7/2014 12:23AM

    I'm so sorry it had to come to that. But you are totally right. Enjoy your vacation! emoticon

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SARAHL817 10/6/2014 11:00PM

    I hope the week off helps you!
Sounds like a bad situation, but I'm glad you did something to make it better. You deserve to be treated with respect, and if they weren't treating you that way, you don't need them in your life.
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/6/2014 9:12PM

    Take care!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/6/2014 8:06PM

    Sounds tough but good for you

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MICKEYH 10/6/2014 5:51PM

    Enjoy your vacation. You deserved it very much.now you need to focus on take care yourself. emoticon emoticon

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MISSLORI5 10/6/2014 4:33PM

    I salute your choice of action!! May your vacation be a refreshing, restful one!!! emoticon emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 10/6/2014 4:25PM

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You're Too Young For Cataracts

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I have worn glasses since I was about 7 years old. And they've always been pretty thick and absolutely necessary. For awhile, in high school, and then on and off throughout my adult years, I wore contacts, but with all my sinus problems my eyes dried out so quickly that glasses were usually a more comfortable option. A few years ago presbyopia kicked in and I found that I could look over the top of my glasses to read a menu, the computer screen, etc., but if I wore contacts I needed reading glasses. So I gave up the contacts completely.
Read more:
teressamorris.com/2014/09/youre-youn
g-cataracts/

  
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EJOY-EVELYN 9/24/2014 7:16AM

    That's good news that you have an added bonus wearing glasses. I love my glasses and even seeing more without them in nearsighted situations.

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BECOMEFEARLESS 9/23/2014 11:10PM

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SIRIUS2014 9/23/2014 6:50PM

    So glad this surgery has advanced so much.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/23/2014 5:37PM

    I had lasik about 10 years ago and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. It took over a year, however, to get used to seeing myself without the thick glasses and how it felt to have air on my face. Congratulations on your surgery.

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MICKEYH 9/23/2014 1:13AM

    So glad your eye surgery went well. I have very bad eye site too, and wanting to do leisik surgery but can't afford it right now. I'm so happy for you my dear! emoticon emoticon

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Rough Night but Proud of Myself

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Last night DH and I went to a game party at a friend's house. It was my first time "out" with my new eyes. You wouldn't believe the trauma I went through in my head because I am 1 1/2 weeks away from being able to wear eye makeup!! emoticon

Anyway, got to the party and due to my insecurities, had two drinks instead of the one I had planned and then did not keep track of my food. After the party was emotionally uncomfortable, so stuffed my feelings at Jack in the Box.

Got home, went to bed, and discovered that DS, age 19 had stolen alcohol from our bedroom while we were gone. This is not the first time this has happened, so even though it was after midnight, I decided to call him out on it, gently.

So here's where I think I actually did something right. DS and I argued, but it was a rational, thoughtful argument. I let him know that he needed to step up and admit to his mistakes, be a man, and start taking care of himself.

I know that it is the self-confidence that I gained through Spark and the support of all of you that allowed me to have this discussion and to realize that I can not be responsible for my son's life decisions. My happiness is not based on how he is doing. Or my husband for that matter. I am a successful, confident woman without them. Which is hard to say, but I'm also glad that it is true.
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FLORIDASUN 9/18/2014 11:30AM

    I SO love this blog...I wish more women were as certain of their own necessary self care as you are my friend. I always say if we don't learn to take care of ourselves we surely won't be there to take care of our loved ones will we?

Hugs to you! Love this blog...just love it! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/10/2014 11:44PM

    Good work. Happy that the confidence boost was there for you.

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MICKEYH 9/7/2014 7:44PM

    Way to go for have talked with your DS. I do have a teenage son too. It's kinda hard to deal with because he is not completely kid nor adult. so I understand how complicated life is sometime with him. emoticon emoticon

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NANCYANNE55 9/7/2014 4:53PM

    Of course you are!

Good job on talking to your son. As far as the "mistakes" at the party went, learn what you can from them and then put them behind you. Use them as a tool. That makes them catalysts for positive change instead of true "mistakes".

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EMMACORY 9/7/2014 4:10PM

    It is never easy to confront someone. Hopefully your DS will take your message to heart. Blessings! emoticon

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Why I Still Want to Lose Weight

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I have been stuck in a rut for a couple of years now. Bouncing back and forth over the same 5 pounds. I know that a lot of it is due to my myriad illnesses and a lot of it is due to my work schedule. I do feel good at this weight, but would still like to lose some more.
Mainly I would like to firm up my upper arms and my abs. I would like to gain some strength and stamina. I would like to look younger than I am (within reason, LOL). I would like to be relaxed, healthy and happy.

  
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MICKEYH 9/4/2014 12:27AM

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_MOBII_ 9/3/2014 7:46PM

    Within reason.....so, not like ready to hit puberty again? Agreed....who wants to do that again?!?!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/3/2014 2:04PM

    I'd like to do the same. If you stumble on an exercise to tone up those arms let me know. I've been working with handweights all summer and still see no difference. I'll keep trying though.

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/3/2014 12:06PM

    Great reasons. emoticon

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STRONG_SARAH 9/3/2014 8:00AM

    All good reasons. I'd like to do that too. Especially the 'look younger' part, lol!

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MISSY455 9/3/2014 2:14AM

    You can do it! Finding the "right" weight is not a perfect science. Good luck as you find yours!

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KNEEMAKER 9/2/2014 11:05PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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