STALEYK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=STALEYK STALEYK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ My children and grandchildren http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316824 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7c4acba-626e-4594-bc19-30995a89a705.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73fdbe6c-c6ad-4e71-a9ce-ce58ada714a3.JPG"> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:57:29 EST My youngest grandson already 6 months old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315807 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/720c6ff1-9834-4600-98b4-ed70facb9745.JPG"> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:23:02 EST My Florida boys taking a cruise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303517 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1c042cb-c070-4211-afcc-7a1e3aa41222.jpg"> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:55:04 EST Tried something new Snobachi icecream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302923 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59df8dee-34a9-4c61-8203-1aab48c1fa33.JPG"> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:40:22 EST Enjoying time with my Florida grandson at the beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301739 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5e8462c-b79b-415e-bb9c-5620b082c239.JPG">] <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f361ec03-1fd8-4bae-a2a9-e72892146c4e.JPG"> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:19:48 EST My precious grandsons growing up so quickly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293567 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b29f002b-6d3e-4523-803c-da9e207d6c59.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/979b07a4-9bc0-429e-9698-3f83eeb44f90.JPG"> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 23:34:48 EST My newest grandson 2 months old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250777 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f453a37-572f-4f1e-8655-79ec000d872b.JPG"> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:08:09 EST Hubby exploring Ash Cave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244509 Checking out stops for the car color tour we're heading up soon <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11e58900-0bf1-4da7-932e-92b4b21805a2.jpeg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0a69ac4-0eca-4a2e-92a0-5eade1f63028.jpeg"> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 05:49:58 EST Happy Wednesday to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242993 My newest grandson loves to smile <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8482f524-5f3e-4b9b-be5f-fccc1218c479.jpeg"> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:00:40 EST My Florida grandsons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79e9399a-ee00-4ca6-80e9-775ac327e4e1.jpeg"> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:55:47 EST Brothers at about the same ages. They must be related http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229328 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb17d411-cf65-43c9-9c00-624763c0ecb6.jpeg"> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 07:29:02 EST Updated photos on my Florida boys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225553 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58b1e512-1f50-4de1-b30f-7464f247fd0d.jpeg"> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:19:08 EST Enjoying time with my Florida boys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217637 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3df7a25-d075-4c56-a4f9-6f8b5678f9fc.jpeg"> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:44:44 EST Nolan has arrived http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217163 He arrived yesterday morning weighing in at 10 pounds 4 oz and 21 1/2 long. A healthy boy! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a984d5b1-d9ce-45ca-9a4c-c49a3f82fc7f.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Momma, brother and daddy enjoying their new blessing Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:16:14 EST Enjoying time with my boys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037022 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0164f774-d41a-43c5-abf1-9270284b0c5d.jpg"> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:37:10 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035199 So much to be thankful for. Daughter in laws father passed away yesterday. Daughter son in law and grandson coming in at midnight tonight. So much family time together on both sides this season. So thankful for family and times together Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:25 EST Back from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011399 Back to work today. Enjoyed my time lovin on Camden <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f873942e-5687-4190-bc86-ae051f3f8e27.jpg"> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 05:16:56 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000591 got in 2 mile walk with daughter and grandson yesterday. Got in lots of walking. Felt good Sun, 20 Sep 2015 05:19:44 EST Off to Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999474 heading to airport to spend three weeks with daughter son in law and 13 month old grandson. Looking forward to my flight Fri, 18 Sep 2015 03:17:57 EST Awesome time at The Wilds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991703 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bfb57921-e7c0-4cde-9841-958dbf65b153.jpg"> <BR> Hubby and grandson Aiden Sat, 5 Sep 2015 20:55:20 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991456 off to The Wilds with grandson today. We're going on an open air safari to see animals. He gets to stay the night for the first time without his parents. What a wonderful time were having Sat, 5 Sep 2015 10:44:30 EST 40th class reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970111 emjoying a short weekend with my 40th class reunion from high school Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:05:06 EST Grandson's future ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868406 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1289198759.jpg"> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 06:22:21 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868389 So much has been going on. Enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family and grandchildren Started a new job with Edward Jones Financial and mother in law fell-no broken bones-but after hospital stay and caring for her 24/7 she is now in nursing home in memory unit and doing well. Trying to get back on work out schedule. <BR> Our computer is so slow... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 05:28:42 EST Aidan and Mamaw at the Boonshoft museum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827640 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1336291237.jpg"> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:47:03 EST Countdown to holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827633 Camden's 4 month picture <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2052572035.jpg"> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:44:02 EST Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807351 Slowly getting into a routine. Go to ladies Bible Study at church on Wednesday mornings and then take Mom out wherever she wants to go or do. Always dread it as she is so negative and critical....and we had a bad evening the night before taking her grocery shopping and my purse had tapped her on the back while I was wheeling her around the stores in a wheelchair and she moaned the rest of the time and complained her back was severely hurt. Called her yesterday morning and she said she hadn... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:25:06 EST Playing in the leaves with my grandson Aiden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802191 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l512435532.jpg">never want to get too old to play with my grand children! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:50:50 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801912 Trying to focus on physical self. Worked in the yard over the weekend. Realizing what a toll it takes on my body. What I used to enjoy doing I am dreading because I pay for it for several days. Had a company come and take down 20 trees in our back yard....due to the dreaded Elm disease. So much for living in the woods. But they were dead and you can't bring them back to life. Hubby and I had started cleaning out the flower beds...raking and cleaning out the dead flowers. Then a man wh... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:55:18 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797822 Trying to get into a routine. Every day seems to be challenging to get into a routine. Going to meet up with former co-worker and another former co-worker. It will be good to see them. Haven't seen Pam since I resigned in June. So much has happened.... <BR> <BR> Son in law having surgery today. Had hoped to be there when he went through it...but the process was slower and they finally got answers from insurance after I left. They will get through it. Just be a tough couple of weeks. ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:59:27 EST Thursday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791046 Wow! Still trying to get into a schedule. Everything is so out of routine right now. Son, daughter in law and grandson left for Florida this morning to see baby Camden and visit for a week. Aiden is so excited. Therefore we are watching their two dogs Reece and Marshellow-- Cairn and Westie while they are gone. They are ready to go in the morning 100 miles an hour. Helps me get into a good morning walk. <BR> <BR> Yesterday just felt kinda lost...don't know what project to start, kinda... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:47:37 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787800 Home safe and sound and gradually recovering. Daughter is doing OK. Finally found son-in-law will have surgery on his ankle. Was hoping we would find out while I was there but it is what it is. Daughter will handle it She is doing better each day. Was hard for her to see me leave...but she is getting busy and forgetting to be sad. They will be home in 11 weeks for Christmas anyway. Our son and daughter in law and grandson go down to visit for a week this coming weekend...So she will s... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:30:02 EST Heading home Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784379 What a blessing this time has been. I have enjoyed being with my daughter son in law and grandson! It has been time to relax, recharge and feel needed. It's been a good break after resigning from my job where I didn't feel valued. Have enjoyed these precious moments here in Florida but they can handle it on their own now. Time for me to head home and see where God is leading me. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1660691734.jpg"> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:08:15 EST Extending stay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777718 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1878690316.jpg">Daug <BR> hter battling mastitis second time. Went to dr and we decided to extend my time here to make sure she gets through this without another relapse. Hubby rescheduled flight home for sept 24 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:14 EST Two weeks til I head home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769194 Yes we're down to two weeks before I fly home. What an awesome time I've had. Camden is growing and changing daily. Going with son in law, daughter and grandson to dr appt today for son in laws Achilles' tendon. He's been in a boot for two weeks. Has tendinosis. Yes not tendinitis. Fraying if tendon . Baring no further complications from that or noting else happening. I have tickets booked for sept 12. It will be a hard parting for my daughter and son in law they like me cooking and keepi... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:28:25 EST Photo of daughter son in law and grandson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758038 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854365628.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1508415261.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2015237509.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l623312583.jpg">finally figured out how to post pictures from my phone. Pictures of my beautiful daughter, my son in law, my precious grandson Camden. And one of me walking on the beach at sunset carrying grandson in baby carrier Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:44:07 EST Magnificent Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757285 Getting in some exercise each day. Enjoying time with new grandson Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:01:22 EST Enjoying time in Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750149 Very busy but enjoying my time with grandson. Daughter doing very well. Try to get her out some and we all take a half hour stroller walk in the evenings when it cools down Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:28 EST Waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743896 Daughter having contractions the process has begin for the arrival of my grandson Camden Jay. Well see how long he takes before we load up for hospital😀 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:36:42 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733596 I am grateful for my husband because he allowed me to quit my job and fly to Florida to be with my daughter awaiting my grandson's birth Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:09:57 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732912 Made it safely to daughters in Florida . Now to awaits birth of grandson Camden. Walked Lido beach at sunset last night. Gorgeous! Sun, 6 Jul 2014 06:43:25 EST July 4 th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731722 So much going on but so thankful for the freedoms we still have in our country. <BR> <BR> Spent a busy week watching my grandson while Daddy and my hubby were working. He is the sweetest thing...but a two 1/2 year old. Kept me busy and I felt older and out of shape. Getting up and down on the floor takes some getting used to. <BR> <BR> Off to a July 4th parade with hubby at 8 am this morning. Then home and pick up Mom to head to Cincinnati for July 4th celebration with son, daughter in ... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 05:48:04 EST Wacky wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730399 Enjoying time with grandsin this week then off to Florida Saturday am Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:07:28 EST Fabulous Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726870 Been getting in more physical activity in the yard and around since I'm not stuck in a desk all day. <BR> <BR> Took daughter's old Prom and bridesmaid dresses and donated them for the Operation Princess. Been wanting to do that for a long time. Daughter said she won't be a 4 any longer and to donate them would be fine. They fix girls up for dances//Proms that can't afford all the costs. Something I've wanted to do for a long time and never got around to it. So put that on my agenda yest... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:57:27 EST Wacky Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725386 Off to all day training to add ce's for my license renewal Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:06:09 EST Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724643 Why in the world would you EVER put off until “later” what you know you are supposed to do right now? <BR> <BR> And STOP with the excuses!!! No one has ever done anything significant because they sat around and made excuses. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well here is day two - trying to get into a new routine. Interesting the emotions and feelings going through my head. Much contemplation. <BR> <BR> Went to Master Gardener Tour over the weekend and loved seeing all the beautiful gardens. They were ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:09:48 EST Last day at this job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721848 Last day of working at this job. Have mixed emotions today . I leave a huge load on co-worker until they find a replacement I am sorry for that. We worked well as a team lifted each other up. She has a lot of issues in her life and I was there for her...praying she will make it through all the extra pressure and stress and strain. Yet I've stayed here for 4 years with this boss 11 years with these customers and with my 3rd owner. For me it's time to move on. Taking a step out in fai... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:00:09 EST Three days left of work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720349 It is interesting how closing down this part of my life for the last 11 years is. Both offices and my boss took me out to lunch on Monday (as he is gone the rest of the week) and gave me a very nice going away gift...river boat cruise for 2 and dinner gift cards. I was touched. My boss has talked to me more in the last couple of days than the last month. <BR> <BR> I feel at peace about it all but not sleeping good...trying to work with excellence to the end has been challenging. My mind ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:59 EST Fabulous Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716944 Woke up early - had broiled asparagus in the oven and maybe too much for my digestion last night...cleaned me out bright and early and couldn't get back to sleep so decided at 4 to get up and start the day and put in a load of laundry. <BR> <BR> A lot of thoughts going through my mind. Closing down 11 years of working in the insurance industry...sorting through my desk and clearing out what needs throwing away and what to take home and what to leave...a sense of calm has come over me,,,but ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:18:18 EST Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716229 This week I'm alone at work as co-worker is at camp with Jr High as chaperone. Some emotions run through me as I say so long to some of my customers that have become like work friends...but emotions don't come...it is more relief. Some sadness but relief. Tuesday was rainy and the cranky people called in...grmping about their bills and yelling at me. Kept my calm and thought I will NOT miss this. <BR> <BR> Trying to wrap up things I've been working on...finish things up. Scanning some p... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:34:36 EST