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Valentine Treats For Grandson's Class (Pic)

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I finished the robots for my grandson to give out to his teachers and classmates at Friday's Valentine's Party. All 30 of them! Each one consist of 1 juice box, 1 pipe cleaner, pair of squiggly eyes, 1 box Nerds, 2 Starbursts and 1 chocolate heart. Only issue that popped up was they are suppose to have feet but unfortunately I could not attach them to the bottom of the juice boxes. I think the surface was the problem. The directions suggested additional Starburst candies for these but they didn't work. So I tried different varieties of candy as well as 5 different types of glue (tacky, super, hot, gorilla, and elmer's paste). I even tried clear packing tape. No luck! They just wouldn't stick so I made the executive decision to forgo feet and make them "special". emoticon I hope my grandson and the kids like them. The grandson is giving out V-day cards as well. emoticon

  
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LLAY10 2/10/2013 2:52PM

    Super cute! The kids are going to love them!

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TARAFROMTX1 2/8/2013 4:54PM

    super cute!!!!!

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SABLENESS 2/8/2013 12:09PM

    Totally cute! emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 2/7/2013 1:52AM

    OMG - they are so adorable!!!
You are such an awesome grandma.
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Lucky grandson and lucky kids in his class!!
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BEWELL48 2/6/2013 9:17PM

    Oh so cute!He must be happy to have such a great grandmother!

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LKWQUILTER 2/6/2013 6:32PM

    They are so cute. You did good Sallie. I love executive decisions. lol

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/6/2013 5:25PM

    Very cute robots indeed!

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PMFISH 2/5/2013 9:02PM

    Your grandson will be very popular on Valentine's Day. Those are really cute.

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RURAL3 2/5/2013 8:59PM

    very cute

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CONFUZZELD 2/5/2013 7:16PM

    Those are super cute. How did you do them. My sister loves to make stuff like this for her son and I'd love to show her.

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BRENDABUNNY 2/5/2013 6:06PM

    So cute love it! emoticon

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IOEINC 2/5/2013 5:15PM

    Sallie you are so creative. The kids will love them!! They are just so darn cute!!!



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SEATTLE58 2/5/2013 5:07PM

    Wow, so cute and what a wonderful idea!!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 2/5/2013 3:51PM

    So cute!!!! emoticon

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STLADEE 2/5/2013 3:46PM

    Those are too cute! emoticon

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Sometimes All One Can Do Is Cry

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tears poured from my eyes last night. Emotionally charged by days of sleep issues and a another awful day concerning the husband and daughter. Nothing what so ever was solved by crying but nonetheless it felt good to give into it. Releasing one's feelings can be a good thing if for nothing else than just letting it all out.

  
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CAPECODLIGHT 1/29/2013 12:15PM

    Sometimes tears are all we have to console ourselves. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 1/29/2013 11:19AM

    Sorry times are tough.
Tears are a good way to relief some stress and disappointment, so is exercise.
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RURAL3 1/29/2013 10:30AM

    I am sorry to see you in pain once again Sallie. Cry out to God. He is our source of strength and will heal the broken hearted. You are Loved.
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PYNETREE 1/29/2013 9:40AM

    Sorry, Hope that the coming days are brighter!

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LORIMAGI5 1/29/2013 9:14AM

    I really feel for you emoticon Two nights ago, I found myself alone in the house (FINALLY), and just felt so pent up and crazy with my own issues that are coming up. I picked up my journal, a tool that almost never fails to help me feel better - but I couldn't write. I was so frustrated! But then the tears came. At first, I fought them (unusual for me, nowadays), but that hurt, too! My eyes ached from the effort, so, I just let them flow...and now I feel so much better.

Your post reminded me of something I thought of years ago:

"Tears wash the pain from our hearts"

Thanks for sharing.

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KIDDEN04 1/29/2013 8:59AM

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/29/2013 7:51AM

    I agree that sometimes a good cry can ease some of the pain we hold inside. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/29/2013 7:43AM

    I've done nothing but cry for almost 24 hours. I can totally relate. Will pray for you & your family. emoticon emoticon

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/29/2013 7:25AM

    Let it out ... only eyes washed by tears can see clearly emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/29/2013 7:22AM

    Sometimes a good cry is just what we need to be able to carry on... I pray that the rest of your day and week get better! Blessings to you!

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LKWQUILTER 1/29/2013 7:17AM

    Hate to hear that things were so bad Sallie. Yes, tears don't really solve anything but they sure help our feelings to wash the pain away. (((HUGS))) dear friend.

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GOLFGMA 1/29/2013 6:40AM

    When troubles come have faith and rely on the Lord.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1.

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RITAROSE 1/29/2013 6:12AM

  So sorry for this difficult time in your life. emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/29/2013 3:45AM

    sometimes a good cry is truly healing. so sorry to hear things were less than positive! hang in there!!
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FITANDFIFTY2 1/29/2013 1:32AM

    Hugs to you Spark Friend!! I agree... just letting it flow can be so therapeutic! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NYARAMULA 1/29/2013 1:25AM

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IOEINC 1/29/2013 1:09AM

   

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DRB13_1 1/29/2013 1:08AM

    tears can be healing...
wishing you a better week and peaceful sleep
keep the communication open and make your needs known
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GETDONE 1/29/2013 1:05AM

    SO TRUE!! emoticon emoticon

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Weigh In

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I actually weighed in yesterday and did not drop 1 pound. I dropped 2!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon It has made my week!

On the flipside however, after 2 weeks of perfect, w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l slumber, I didn't get to sleep at all last night. emoticon So I am seriously draggin like a wagon this morning. My body is super sensitive when it comes to sleep. If I so much as sleep in an extra hour or two in the AM, or take a nap during the day no matter how short, it will adversely affect me at night. I was really tired the night before last and DH thought it was a good idea to turn off my alarm and let me sleep in until 9 yesterday morning. Hence why no sleep last night. I know his intentions were good but he also knows what I go through when it comes to getting a good night's rest. It isn't pretty! One night of no sleep can mean a week or more of disrupted sleep. I have one medication that must be taken in the AM that makes me extremely sleepy when I have had no Zzzzz the night before, so chances of making it through the day without a nap are slim to none. This is where the vicious cycle of napping during the day = no sleep at night comes into play. UGH! Definitely not looking forward to today, or tonight. emoticon

  
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SABLENESS 1/26/2013 9:51PM

    Sympathies from me, too. Sleeplessness is a huge downer. Thanks for encouragement on my blog today.

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CAPECODLIGHT 1/26/2013 11:35AM

    Wonderful job on your weight loss! I'm sorry about the sleep problems. I used to have trouble staying asleep, but for some reason (hallelujah) this has passed. Hope you can convince your husband to not let you sleep going forward.

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LINDA! 1/25/2013 1:57PM

    Way to go with the 2 lb weight loss. Sorry about your lack of sleep. I am fortunate that even if I take a nap during the day, I will still sleep at night.

Take care! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/24/2013 10:48PM

    Sorry that you didn't get the sleep that you need. Congratulations on your weight loss! GOOD JOB!!!!!

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RURAL3 1/24/2013 6:12PM

    Good Job on your weight loss. emoticon I have trouble sleeping sometimes too. I have found over the counter ZZZQUIL to help me. I have tried melatonin and it worked for awhile and doesn't anymore. Oh and I find that the liquid works for me but the pills don't. Don't know why. Just a thought. But if you are on other meds always check with your doc first. emoticon

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SUTERSPACE 1/24/2013 11:39AM

    Way to go on the weight loss and the lack of sleep can be a REAL bugger. Hope you made it through the day okay!!

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GOLFGMA 1/24/2013 8:00AM

    Good job on the weight loss. I have had problems such as your with no sleep nights and know of other who go on a couple of hours sleep most every day. Hope you can find a solution to this problem. My solution was a 10 mg Melatonium tablet each night. emoticon

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ANNIE924 1/24/2013 7:55AM

    Congratulations on your loss. That is great. emoticon

I'm sorry you experience these sleep issues, it can't be fun. Here's hoping you make it through the day without a nap so that you will sleep better tonight. emoticon

Take care and have the best day possible.

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STITCHINGNAN 1/24/2013 7:31AM

    As a fellow insomniac I can sympathise , we need sleep emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 1/24/2013 7:30AM

    emoticon on the weight loss! emoticon

Disrupted sleep...wow, do I know what you mean. I have not taken a nap during the day in years because of the same reasons you mention.

Hope your day is not as bad as you expect it to be...have a great one! emoticon


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LKWQUILTER 1/24/2013 7:00AM

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Sleep

Friday, January 11, 2013

What a difference a good night's sleep can make. Just 2 days worth and I already see a vast improvement in my mood. It's either that or my brain just got tired of being dark and depressed. The issues are still ever present but at least for the here and now I am not dragging my sorry self around the house.

Keeping busy today tackling the home office. I love sorting, tossing out old paperwork and reorganizing so this should help too with the moodiness. Tomorrow DH and I have our grandson's first basketball game to go to followed by some home improvement shopping. Storage containers, file boxes and paint chips for the hall, kitchen and laundry room are on the agenda. May even stop by TJ Max to pick up a new purse. I have heard they have some good ones. I currently am toting around a large vacation type bag with some many nooks and cranies that I can't ever find what I am looking for. I need something simpler for every day. I don't usually treat myself but am feeling the need to do something nice for me these days.

And lastly a big thank you to all the Sparkies that have given their advice and support over the current week. You have no idea how much you help me sort things out or bring a situation into a better light when I can't seem to do it on my own. I appreciate each and every one of you very much! emoticon

  
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BEWELL48 1/12/2013 8:00AM

    Sleep is a wondrous thing!!! emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 1/12/2013 5:55AM

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IOEINC 1/12/2013 1:16AM

    Good for you to treat yourself!! You deserve it!!

Amazing what a good night's sleep can do for you!! Also a good cup of tea is my restorative remedy!! Always improves my mood!

So glad to see you feeling better!!

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RURAL3 1/11/2013 11:23PM

    glad you are feeling better Sallie emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 1/11/2013 7:24PM

    I am glad to hear that you are feeling better today. Enjoy your DGS's basketball game. I hope you found a new purse.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/11/2013 6:44PM

    I hope that you had a great day.

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SABLENESS 1/11/2013 1:50PM

    Those are some great ideas about non-family socializing. And yes, it is truly amazing what a difference a good night's sleep makes to one's outlook. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2013 11:29AM

    After seeing LKWQUILTER's post, it made me realize that by building my own interests, it made my family see me as a more active, vibrant person and I believe it raised their respect for me too. Instead of knowing that I would drop everything to respond to their needs, they saw that I "had a life" and made myself a priority.

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LKWQUILTER 1/11/2013 11:20AM

    I am like Turtlebear--I have joined Red Hats and TOPS--that gives me some "me" time with other women and is good, safe, clean fun. Now hubby says he just sees my "rear" as I am such a busy person--also kids know I don't wait around for them and they can start planning things around my schedule instead of theirs. For years, whenever they called and came by I was home so it was "expected" that whenever you need something, call mama--she isn't busy. It has so improved my life and attitude about a lot of things. I do love them all dearly. Now when they are around, it is much more fun--they tease me about what all I do. Have fun getting stuff to fix up the house. Now the "fun" begins but you did so good getting the old wall paper off the walls.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2013 9:17AM

    Do you get a chance to do much non-family socializing? That might also be a nice pick-me-up so that you have more to look forward to than the limited visits with your adorable grandson. I belong to several meetup-com groups (not to be confused with a dating site, LOL). Even though I'm married like you, I do things without DH to be able to participate in activities that are my cup of tea, or to have people to do things with if he's working nights or Saturdays. After we got an empty nest, I realized that I had basically formed my life around my kids' and needed to "reinvent" myself. (And I too suffer from depression.)

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Yesterday

Thursday, January 10, 2013

was a mix of emotions. DH and I didn't get along for most of the day due to his yelling at me for every little thing possible. I swear if I had said the sky was blue, he would have yelled a response. I have tried explaining to him that this is how he responds to most of what I say anymore, that it doesn't matter what it is, but he either doesn't get it or just doesn't care. I don't know which. Nevertheless it makes for some very stress-filled days. Yesterday was no exception.

Anyway by the time we picked up our grandson at 4, he had stopped thankfully. Our daughter was in a better frame of mind too nonetheless I decided to keep my side of any conversation we had to a minimum. DH and I took our grandson to his favorite play place where he let off some left over energy from a long day at school than out to dinner at a Japanese Steak House, a family favorite where my grandson is literally known as The Sushi King. He has been eating Sushi since the age of 2. And as he would say, its because, "He is cultured!" emoticon



Thankfully the day ended on a much better note than the previous five. Spending a little time with Toothless emoticon (he lost his 1st tooth this week) has helped to off set some of the stress I have been feeling lately. And I'll take any little joy I can get these days amongst the ongoing battle with the husband and daughter.

A further note, eating has been on target this week despite the emotional upheaval EXCEPT for yesterday. I ordered the Chicken and Shrimp at last night's dinner, complete with fried rice, grilled vegetables, soup and salad, and ate every last satisfying, sodium filled morsel. I consider that over-kill on my part. Normally I would have halved it but last night I just didn't feel like doing that. It was a conscious choice, definitely not mindless eating. Nevertheless later my stomach let me know that doing so wasn't a very smart idea. Lesson learned!

  
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KASEYCOFF 1/11/2013 4:12AM

    What a cutie, Sallie - and working those chopsticks! I still haven't mastered them, and it's been a fair number of years I've been trying, lol...
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/11/2013 12:31AM

    Glad that things ended up going better this afternoon while with your grandson. Good for you eating well this week. Keep up the good work.

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RURAL3 1/10/2013 11:45PM

    I just can't stomach the thought of eating sushi. Don't even know how it tastes. emoticon emoticon for eating correctly and getting through the night.

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SABLENESS 1/10/2013 10:44AM

    That sort of comfort/console me eating doesn't agree with me anymore either. Got to remember that! Glad you had a good time. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 1/10/2013 7:45AM

    Good looking young man Sallie. Tell him he has more "culture" than me--no shushi for me. lol Sending good vibes for "good humor" for your hubby--boy do I know how that can be at times. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could create a good humor "pill" for our pills. lol Have a great day and so proud of your staying on track. ((HUGS))

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SEESKO 1/10/2013 7:29AM

    What a cutie your grandson is. Here is hoping hubbys mood improves.

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