STALEYK's SparkPeople Blog STALEYK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community "Terrific Tuesday" Woke UP to SNOW on the April Fool's....hopefully our last. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed beautiful weather over the weekend and was outside most of the weekend. <BR> <BR> Preparing another resume to get out. As my son says there is no chance without submitting it and see where God takes it. <BR> <BR> Aunt called last night and had talked with her sister in law (my mother in law) and hadn't realized how much worse she has become. By the end of the conversation she di... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:02:13 EST Magnificient Monday Worked out in the yard Saturday. Started out cleaning up the yard and ended up putting two truck loads of mulch down. We worked about 7.5 hours and I could hardly walk. Guess after the winter I am out of shape. Hubby could keep going and I was down for the count. So glad it is done but in the future we have to find another way to do it. My body needs a break in there. Hubby gets that way he gets so focused and doesn't stop. My how our lives have changed over the years. <BR> <BR> Beau... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:35:32 EST Terrific Thursday Been a crazy busy time it seems. Took a ride in our "Baby" last night and the night before. Enjoying the sunshine and countryside. <BR> <BR> Didn't make it to exercise last night but did get in a lunchtime walk! <BR> <BR> Have a Women's night sponsored by some of our vendors....from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. So will make for a long night but hopefully it will be fun. <BR> <BR> Mom's been a pistol recently - very demanding and laying the guilt on heavy. I allowed her to put me in a down mood yes... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:35:17 EST Thankful Thursday I am appreciating my Yoga class. Makes me realize how out of shape I really am...or how weak my Core has become - even though I ride the bike, work out on the tread mill and walk. My flexibility has tightened up and my core needs work. I am amazed at what I can do but more aware of how I've tightened up and can't do. <BR> <BR> New experiences and challenges....the adventure continues! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 06:07:49 EST Magnificient Monday Busy crazy weekend but enjoyed it. Went to Extraordinary Women Christian Women's conference in Kentucky. Got to see Miss K off Ducky Dynasty speak, Tim Tebow's Mom, Chonda Pierce made us roll in the aisles, Karen Kingsbury made is tear from memories of the last time our child hoped into our laps and gave us sloppy hold on and treasure those memories. Many others who encouraged and motivated us We had a nice time. It was good motivation. Made it home Saturday night to anothe... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:09:07 EST Extraordinary women conference Enjoying the conference Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:58:39 EST Fabulous Friday Off to work and then co-worker and i are heading to Extraordinary Women's Conference iN Cincinnati. Looking forward to motivation....and encouragement...and time away. <BR> <BR> Then back home Saturday night and then off to Cincinnati Sunday for church with our kids and then breakfast and then back to church for our Grandson's Parent/kids dedication at church. <BR> Then off to daughter in law's Grandma's for a cookout. <BR> <BR> Busy weekend but looking forward to time with kids and Gra... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:47:21 EST Terrific Thursday Had a good workout day yesterday and ate within calorie range....I am finding that Yoga shows me how inflexible I have become. I know I can't do all the poses you see posted...but even the ones we do in class I feel my balance and core wobbly and feel my inflexibility in certain poses. I am enjoying the slower pace than aerobics and the stretching. Been having alot of trouble with my neck and shoulders from sitting hunched over a keyboard all day and we really stretch out those areas. <BR... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:51:38 EST Wacky Wednesday Getting back on track. Trying to get back into the habit of making Curves a habit after work. I can do it....I'm back at it...there is no excuses....I think it will help strengthen my neck and shoulders some. Having trouble sitting at a computer all day long. I try to get up and the next thing I know it's been 3-4 hours and I've sat in one place. <BR> <BR> Did not like looking out the window at work and seeing the white outs from snow yesterday or last night after work looking out the wi... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:59:55 EST Terrific Tuesday Meeting up with former co-worker for lunch. Be nice to catch up with her. Weather getting nice out and looking forward to lunchtime walks. <BR> <BR> Life has been crazy busy recently. <BR> <BR> Heading to Extraordinary Women's Retreat Friday night and Saturday with co-worker. Decided we wanted to do something different this year and decided to do a Christian Women's retreat. Looking forward to the motivation. Then heading home and back to Cincinnati for church with our kids and grandso... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:35:57 EST Thankful Thursday Today I'm thank I did it. Worked out in the morning.....made myself go to Curves after work...and you know it went smoothly - saw people I know and chatted through it and thought...why have I been putting it off. Just Do It. Then came home and decided to go to the Yoga class I've been wanting to try and putting it off. I really enjoyed it although I know I need a lot of work on my core and flexibility...but it was calming and all the stretching felt good on my neck from sitting... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:10:19 EST Wacky Wednesday Ate healthy until I stopped by chocolate shop and picked up box of buckeyes....OoOOh they are tasty...but full of calories.... <BR> <BR> BUT>>>>>I made myself go to CURVES after work and workout went well. Been awhile but need to just get into the habit. <BR> <BR> Now I'm going to try a YOGA class tonight. Hubby and son still at work and told me to go I'm going to try it. <BR> <BR> Off to Yoga class Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:38:25 EST Sunday Legs a little stiff and sire from all the hiking Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:30:20 EST Being heAlthy means Being able to physically live life to the fullest with few limitations <BR> <BR> Off to a fun day of hiking and adventures with son daughter in law and grandson Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:29:35 EST Terrific Tuesday Booked our cabin last night! Worked on menu for our trip. Son and I will get groceries tonight and be ready to leave Thursday after work. Hoping the weather is nice...but we'll see...whatever we're gonna be out in nature enjoying the outdoors. Looking forward to getting away - out into nature...and of course spending time with my grandson. Love that little guy. He brings such joy to my life. <BR> <BR> Went to women's retreat Friday night and Saturday at the church. Enjoyed myself. Ha... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:55:09 EST Magnificient Monday Hubby heading to Sebring Florida Wednesday with "the guys" to watch Corvette racing. <BR> <BR> Son, daughter in law and grandson and I are heading to Hocking HIlls Ohio Thursday night and staying in a cabin and doing some hiking over the weekend. They have lovely trails and we're gonna get out and walk and exercise. Looking forward to getting out and exercising some. Been stuck in a rut this winter and getting out of it. <BR> <BR> Going back to Curves after work today. Tired of procrast... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:59:25 EST It's a Boy! Daughter and Son in Law had the Baby Reveal party Saturday night. They pulled the cake knife out...and it was blue. <BR> <BR> Daughter is a little stunned...she just knew it was a girl. So did most people...boy aren't they surprised! We were on FaceTime from Ohio. <BR> <BR> I tried to upload the video...but will have to keep working on getting it uploaded. It is cute. <BR> <BR> So another Grandson! <BR> <BR> Had a quiet weekend with more SNOW. <BR> <BR> Off to seize the Mon, 3 Mar 2014 05:55:45 EST Saturday Not going to be there but daughter is having a Gener Reveal party this evening. Hopefully I can get the pictures uploaded. They had an ultrasound Friday and the Dr put the picture with what the baby an envelope and sealed it. They took it to a bakery and they made a cake with blue and pink on the outside with ???? marks and pink or blue inside. So no one knows until they cut open the cake. My son in law started this all and it has been awesome for my daughter. Got her up and goi... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:40:15 EST Magnificient Monday Was down sick with a sick headache all day saturday but finally eased at night time. Hate those...not sure what causes them...but don't like them. <BR> <BR> Co-worker vacationing in Florida this week. Praying she has a fun time of rest and relaxation. <BR> <BR> Got the machine delivered for hubby and son's business. Came in damaged but they have been repairing it and hope to put power to it this week. <BR> <BR> Holding myself accountable to get to Curves after work this week. I put it ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:13:51 EST Terrific Thursday Truck picks up printer today and heads from New Jersey to Ohio. Big day for the business...they are ready...the drop ceiling is in except for a few tiles. <BR> <BR> Wonder where God will take us with this business? <BR> <BR> Work goes is leaving at noon tomorrow for a week's vacation. She needs to get away and they are flying to Florida...hoping they have a wonderful trip and relax and don't think about work. <BR> <BR> Off to seize the day! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:53:44 EST Wacky Wednesday Yesterday went better! <BR> <BR> Had dinner out with two long time dear friends. Interesting that we are all in the same place right now...probably why we met up for dinner. Been pondering why the three of us are in the same place...I'm thinking that we feel/know something to be definitely wrong in our work situations and can do nothing to correct it and feel frustrated. Interesting! <BR> <BR> Gave me some things to ponder today... <BR> <BR> Weather still looking good to transport hub... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:12:08 EST Devotion today that hit me right in the face! My mom talks in details. If you meet her, she probably won’t just tell you she purchased fabric for her latest quilt. Instead, she’ll tell you why she purchased the fabric, who she was with at the store, when she did it, and how much it cost. <BR> <BR> She might say something like, “You know Mary? She’s my neighbor who is married to the plumber and she has a schnauzer. Anyway, I went shopping with her today for two hours and I purchased some fabric from the store around the corner from Judy’... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:27:42 EST Terrific Tuesday Feeling discouraged about work. I just want to walk away. I think I came in with confidence and now I feel run over run down. Maybe its new changes...always some problem at work....just feeling discouraged. But as only money maker in the family right now I keep trudging on. <BR> <BR> Got a call from two good friends to meet up for dinner tonight. How did they know I needed that? <BR> <BR> God has me where I am for a reason. Would walking away be an escape when I need to stay and wor... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:01:50 EST Magnificient Monday! A new adventure at work we are moving into new is more sales and I'm more customer service. Interesting how my boss says I have the best attitude - I'm always so positive. That's interesting because I so struggle with it every day and try to adjust my attitude. At least the outside looks good but on the inside we're having world war III. <BR> <BR> I try to remember to be thankful. I have so much to be thankful for. <BR> <BR> Invited our newer Florida inl... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:10:29 EST Saturday Doing some much needed heavy house cleaning Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:50:36 EST Valentine's Day! Off to a good start! <BR> <BR> Picking up Mom on my lunch hour and having lunch with her, son and Grandson...Happy Valentine's Day to us. Hubby's gonna take the guys helping them work to lunch. That way we can have a nice time and MaMaw MaMaw (great grandma) gets to spend some time with her Great Grandson! <BR> <BR> Daughter is feeling so much better. She's gained 3 pounds now. They went to Dr yesterday and heard heart beat again. She is starting to enjoy being PG and starting to get h... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:54:27 EST Thankful Thursday Well...after writing blog yesterday decided to start praying for my boss. Why do we wa[t until the last thing to do that? <BR> <BR> Finally had my review yesterday...boss is changing my job away from sales and more administrative and customer service...where I'm more gifted and wired. We'll see how he follows through...but I think it will be a much better fit for me. We'll see. Change is always hard and challenging... <BR> <BR> Off to seize the day! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:56:06 EST Wacky Wednesday Well we'll see what today brings. Monday was supposed to have yearly review with boss...he canceled sick child, yesterday he canceled had to do co-worker has a 9 am review at our other office. We'll see if I have my review at noon...or we reschedule. <BR> <BR> Praying I don't say something I"ll regret to my boss. I've learn to distrust what he says and he rarely follows through on things. It will probably be a big rah rah...sell sell sell and then he never follows through o... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:28:24 EST Terrific Tuesday Been a little slow about journaling in the AM <BR> <BR> Got to see my grandson at lunch for 20 minutes. He is such a joy. Such a happy little guy. Puts my day into perspective. <BR> <BR> Was supposed to have yearly review with boss yesterday but of course it was changed to today and we'll do lunch...unless it changes. Don't think I'm too worried about it. More afraid I'll say something I will regret. Our boss spouts off big things but rarely follows through and I grow more disillusion... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:16:18 EST Terrific Tuesday Shoulder doing some better. Getting better sleep at night. <BR> <BR> Had exercise clothes with me last night...drove right past the turn off...and didn't go to Curves last night. Want to get back to it. It was even sunny out last night. Just need to DO IT. I go to work in the morning with good intentions...and just give up ....tired and just want to go home.... <BR> <BR> Off to seize the day! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 06:05:26 EST Magnificient Monday Got some things accomplished over the weekend...even took a little time to take cards to mail to PO and stop at a local coffee shop, gift shop and consignment store. A little ME time. <BR> <BR> Got more rest last night. Yesterday felt a little discouraged with job but with more rest woke up determined to face the challenges today. <BR> <BR> Off to seize the day! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:46:07 EST Fabulous Friday Not much sleep - hubby was up with indigestion...between the two of us we can keep each other awake at night....UGH! <BR> <BR> Not sure what's on the agenda this weekend.....depends on the forcasted snow. <BR> <BR> Mom's been puny says she's in the bathroom all the time. <BR> <BR> Had a good day at work. Left feeling like I'd accomplished somethings...don't feel that very often. Was pondering why I felt good and I usually don't....didn't come up with an answer. <BR> <BR> Off to make it ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:46:03 EST Terrific Tuesday Struggling with work...again! Trusting God to show me the path. <BR> <BR> Meeting up with former accountability partner from years agol She's going through challenging times and want to meet up with her for lunch. Maybe it will encourage both of us. <BR> <BR> Off to seize the day - and enjoy each moment. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:27:28 EST Welcome to the Family Party Need to put a picture in here from the party. The weather was bad but our closest friends came to Welcome our precious Aiden to our family. We had an awesome time. I think Andy and Kristie enjoyed themselves also ...and Aiden really liked having all that attention from everyone. He eats it all up. <BR> <BR> More snow...will spring ever come? <BR> <BR> Off to exercise and start moving! <BR> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 06:03:39 EST Thankful Thursday Had a nice evening with son and hubby. He stayed the night to work on business. They stayed at home and discussed things and were on their computers. <BR> <BR> At Dorothy Lane Market found a different stuffed chicken breast with made. So bought a couple for son and I. Hubby is not adventurous type and grilled him a boring hamburger. Chicken was delicious! Baked it for 50 minutes. I would have another one again some time. Yum! Then I'd taken some corn on the cob we ha... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:57:05 EST Terrific Tuesday Hosting a Welcome to the Family Shower for Aiden Saturday. Some of it is in place...but need to put more focus on it. I'm to the stage of waiting for hubby to get his stuff out of the way so I can get done what I need done. He has packratitis and has receipts and papers all over in little piles. When I make him clean them up then he complains he can't find anything. <BR> <BR> Getting hair cut and colored tonight so maybe he can clean up the table tonight??? Get to go to Trader Joe's aft... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:49:05 EST FAbulous Friday Working until 11:30. Daughter in law had a family member pass away and we want to go to funeral. She had been a big part of the family and in our lives for the last 10 years or so. <BR> <BR> A lot to do this weekend in preparation for Welcome To The Family party next weekend for Aiden. Like an older baby shower...a toddler shower?? Invited around 20 people to come and meet our precious little one. <BR> <BR> Daughter went to OB yesterday - baby doing well. They show she's gained 5 poun... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:54:52 EST Terrific Thursday Met up with son, grandson, hubby and friend of family for lunch. Wasn't planned they were just at a stopping point. Had my lunch packed but set that aside. Grandson really perks up my day. He is still recovering from Croup but getting back to his usual self and active and on the go. He brings such joy to my life. <BR> <BR> Daughter is slowly feeling better. She doesn't realize it but she is getting hungry and eating much more now. Hopefully the morning sickness ebbs and she will start... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:01:03 EST Wacky Wednesday Made it through yesterday. Grandson came up with his dad for working on new business and I got to have an Aiden fix at lunch. Really enjoy that little guy. His joy for life is so infectious. Why do we forget to see the joy in the little things as we grow? He gets so excited over the smallest accomplishments. He is such a joy to me! I am learning how much love and joy grandchildren bring into our lives. Never could imagine how much love could overflow from our hearts. <BR> <BR> Still ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:44:01 EST Fabulous Friday Well I'm back from the cold of Florida! Tried to remember it was so much colder up north. We had an 80 degree weather day and 70's but we left at 40 and it felt bitter cold. We got more snow last night...but just enough to cover the roads and driveways and sidewalks. <BR> <BR> Mom was on her best behavior. Didn't mean we didn't have issues...but she did well. <BR> <BR> Aiden was such a cutie. He would climb up into great grandmas lap and show her things on his I PAD and they would talk... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:13:54 EST Happy Birthday to my new Grandson Aiden <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy 2nd Birthday to my wonderful newly adopted Grandson Aiden Thu, 9 Jan 2014 13:53:45 EST Two days and counting Magnificient Monday here we go! Working by myself. Co-worker took day off to spend with Mom but then her Mom was in hopefully she is back home. Had a good weekend. Got presents wrapped and put into piles. Packing has begun. Had a good day with Mom...took her to church, breakfast and then laid out her things to pack. We'll see if she leaves them alone or messes with them. She was in good humor for the most part and I think looking forward to our Christmas adventures. <BR> ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 04:56:45 EST Fabulous Friday Well off to fabulous friday! Only 5 days iuntil Christmas. <BR> Daughter goes to first Dr appointment today. Went to PA before and had blood work done. This time hopefully she can share all her concerns and maybe they will do ultrasound. Maybe it will help aleviate some of her stress and anxiety right now. <BR> <BR> Mom still trying to work me to take her to get her hair trimmed. Decided yesterday NOT going to do it and I'll stick with it. She can walk to get it fixed but said she ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:09:33 EST Wacky Wednesday Training all day yesterday. Facility was beautiful...but long an boring...dragged on and on. Price you pay for free CE's I guess. Food was very good...and they had these sugar cookies that were so good...caught myself and didn't go back for #3 like I started to. Also chose the baked chicken instead of the fried. <BR> <BR> Back to work today.... <BR> <BR> Back on track with food intake today! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:27:16 EST Terrific tuesday Off to all day training today! Looking forward to time away from the office. Training is for CE's to keep my insurance license up. <BR> <BR> Getting my hair done tonight...awesome that I'll be in the same area as my will be close by. <BR> <BR> Gotta get something extra for co-worker for our gift exchange on Friday night. Brain doesn't want to function as to what to get her. <BR> <BR> Off to make good food choices today! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:47:18 EST Back on Track Monday Was a busy crazy weekend filled with overeating. <BR> <BR> Christmas work dinner was very nice...except I kept looking around at everyone and thinking "Why am I here?" It felt like someone was tapping me on my shoulder and saying this isn't where you should be. I was kinda quiet. The meal was excellent...of course we overate and I was stuffed. My boss gave us an hour massage and $50 gift card to Cheesecake Factory...again food. But that was very nice of him. He seemed to appreciate us ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:01:42 EST Fabulous Friday the 13th Well we're off to a busy weekend! Tonight is office Christmas Dinner at a nice restaurant. Tomorrow morning (and it's supposed to be cold) taking grandson and our kids on an old fashioned train ride. We ride for 1/2 an hour and then stop at Santa Land for 45 mintues. We can see Santa and Mrs Claus and also get hot chocolate and cookies and then hop back on the train. Our gandson LOVES trains so I'm looking forward to seeing how he reacts to riding a real train. He's at such a neat stage ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:14:24 EST Terrific Tuesday Well - daughter and son in law went to Dr office and they did a first visit paperwork and sent her for blood work. Said 40% of PG have spotting and assured her that it could be normal for her. Checking some kind of hormone levels and then next week and that will reassure them. She has visit with her Doctor next Friday and they'll see how she's doing then. Daughter was greatly relieved. Know we aren't exactly in the clear yet...but it can be normal and that seemed to calm her. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:22:31 EST Magnificient Monday Crazy ready to leave for historical home tour and a bladder infection hit. Don't know where that came from. Enjoyed the tours but had to go to the bathroom 4 times in the middle of it all. It was cold...but the homes were gorgeous! The lines were long to tour...but had fun with my friend. <BR> <BR> So spent the rest of the weekend forcing fluids and getting better. Think I'm over the hill and ready to hit the week ahead. <BR> <BR> Daughter called all upset as she started ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 05:02:09 EST Fabulous Friday We got some of the cold weather...but looked like a dusting outside this morning. Probably some ice underneath....we'll see. Of course this is the morning I'm going for supplies for the offices! But it just worked best with my schedule. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to historical home tour tomorrow...I know the coldest day of the year probably....but it will be fun. <BR> <BR> Someone blogged about Nelson Mandela and his ability to leave the bitterness behind him as he walked out of the priso... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 06:12:55 EST