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Shattered Back Window

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sometimes I worry about my husband but then it all seems to work out. Yesterday he backed up into a tree and claimed he did not see it. I guess that is possible if it is too high but still touches your back window. Anyway the back window shattered into a million pcs. Holy moly! We were at a friend's house and they helped us get a pc. of heavy plastic to put over the hole. That actually worked out well. The plastic cost just under $2 and we already had the duct tape. We checked with our insurance but we had been cheap buying mexican ins. and had no collision coverage. It is shocking to me that a replacement for it only costs 2500 pesos. That is barely $200. I am very pleased with that and the only thing better would have been not to have it happen in the first place. It made for an upsetting day though. My husband seemed to think I could have prevented this, HOW? He is 70 and sometimes I do wonder about him.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 11/24/2012 4:51AM

    That had to scare the heck out of him (and you if you were in the car). I can't even imagine how that sounds. It is hard as people age, to give up and let others do the driving. I know I will miss the independence it gives me when I have to give it up some day.

Haha, I guess you could quit leaving your trees in the way! Have a great day.

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NESARIAN 11/23/2012 12:01PM

    Oh my! Prevention is necessary and maybe hubby no longer driving is the prevention needed. Good luck.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/23/2012 11:18AM

    glad you're all ok .... but maybe he should not be driving anymore ...

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Cleaning House

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I am starting to clean this house which is not really mine. It is a little Mexican house all built of concrete and she has lovely furniture and decorations. It belongs to our Japanese friend and she is in Japan right now. I will not truly be comfortable till I clean it from top to bottom. So I broke down all the different tasks and numbered them on paper. My husband thinks I am kind of wierd but I like to do things that way and then as I do the tasks I cross them out. Yesterday I did 3 of the tasks which were to sweep 3 different outside areas. Today I want to take down dusty curtains and wash, starch and rehang them. I will vacume and wipe the walls with a damp cloth soaked in bleach water in those areas and then wash the windows involved. I may start to feel more at home that way. I am contemplating eventually tanning out on the back patio, just half hr. a day for a while. The ozone is much better here than in Canada and I sure will not need to take vitamin D.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 11/21/2012 8:44AM

    I love organizing and I love cleaning so I can totally understand your approach. You will be able to kick back and suntan knowing the tasks are all under control.

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JUDYAMK 11/21/2012 8:44AM

    what ever works for you go for it. Here is what i do i put the timer on when i do cleaning . I break the room down in sections I divide it in fours When I dust I put the timer on for an hour & try to beat the timer. I know sounds crazy but it works for me. (. I have a very bad back where they want to put rods but I am holding off ) So I do one section take a break & go back 7 put the timer on when i do the windows etc. it all works for me 7 the room is all done.Take care & Happy Cleaning!!!
Judy

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1935MARY 11/21/2012 8:05AM

    Nothing wrong with a plan when cleaning or anything, I clean houses for a living , and for each one I have a routine, if I get off my routine I will miss something. I hope you get a nice tan. You have a good one.

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ELRIDDICK 11/21/2012 8:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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10 Years from Today

Friday, November 16, 2012

It is an interesting idea to think of myself 10 yrs from today. That is the technique suggested on Spark Coach today. First of all I will be 75 yrs. old and my children will be 54, 52, 48 and 46. My husband will be 80. The year will be 2022 and life will be good. I do know I will be a tiny lady weighing about 110 lbs. Age will cause me to be wrinkly, saggy and as long as I am not in pain I can live with it. I am hoping my hands do not deteriorate too much I just hope my spine does not shrink too much more. I am under 5' now. I will probably live in Canada full time rather than the 6 months here in La Paz and 6 months there. Moving back and forth is a lot of work. But that will depend on DH. If he is still alive and wants to go back and forth I can live with that. My life will involve my grandkids as much as they can handle. They are a wonderful bunch. Selina will be 30, Kierra 28 and Jenelle will be 20. They will be successful lovely women very loving and caring. The twins Carolyn and Justine will be 14 and progressing well. They have most excellent parents who won't let them go astray. Allie will be 14 and AJ will be 12. They will be a little harder to get ahold of due to parents but I will work on it. I will have excellent friends, get lots of exercise with dogs and generally live a good life. My future seems secure but we'll see. Our house is so good and I hope to live there a good long time taking good care of it and slowly fixing the yard up more. It takes time, energy and money. In 10 yrs. I should make a lot of progress.

  
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GOLFLADY11 11/18/2012 1:09PM

    You will be the Go-Go Granny!!!!! Yay! Great blog. Love the positve attitude!!

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WALLAHALLA 11/16/2012 9:51PM

    What a lovely vision.

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CATLADY52 11/16/2012 11:27AM

    You have a very upbeat attitude that will help you in pursuit of your life goals. Keep it up and I'm sure you will reach them. emoticon emoticon

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RICHILA 11/16/2012 10:55AM

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PEBBLES706 11/16/2012 10:50AM

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EWL978 11/16/2012 10:01AM

    Sounds like a plan to me!! Only thing, if you get down to your goal BEFORE 10 years, then why would you be wrinkly?? You'll be a sleek, sassy Grandma!!!

Keep on keeping on!! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/16/2012 9:58AM

    Great vision of tomorrow, in the meantime,

Make Today a Great Day!

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Shoes Again

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The other day I said to my DH 'I think for once in my life I finally have enough shoes.' He of course said " You are a woman and I thought women never had enough shoes." To which I just stuck out my tongue. But seriously,I feel I need at least one pair of crocs, a pr. of sandals for every day and one pr. for good. I also need a pr. of runners for walking or jogging. The crocs I had before got paint on them when I painted the boards for the roof, my sandals died of old age and my runners had a hole in the big toe area on the right foot. So I had to replace all of those. The runners were $50 to start with (a bargain) and I got them for 35% off. And they were my favorite brand(which I better not state). My sister found me some great leather sandals at major store (which I'd better not mention either). They were a vision of lovliness and comfy at about $45 and the crocs (not really but the same) were $20 at City Club store here in La Paz. Sigh! I have big wide feet so this feels like a great accomplishment.

  
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WALLAHALLA 11/16/2012 10:02PM

    We spend so much time on our feet...they deserve to be pampered and protected!

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EWL978 11/15/2012 11:51PM

    Hey, a girl has to have what she has to have! emoticon

Keep on keeping on and enjoy!!

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BECKYSFRIEND 11/15/2012 11:41PM

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Thank You!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This morning I feel an overwhelming desire to express my gratitude for the feeling of community this site has granted me. The kindness expressed here often and with such unconditional love is strangely soothing and loving. There are such a wide range of wonderful people who check in regularly and respond immediately to compliment, comment and suggest doable things. On the other hand the vulnerbility of all the individuals on this site gives me an opportunity to stretch my caring muscles as well. It is a win/win situation. The main goal here is to lose weight and I have lost enough that I could stop but I will continue to work on it and to never lose sight of exercising, tracking and improving nutrition. For this I thank you all mightily!

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 11/14/2012 11:21AM

    It is wonderful isn't it! I too love the feedback I receive from sparkfriends on my blogs. Sometimes it helps to know their are others out there that understand the emotional stituations in life that drive our health decisions.

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CINDYSDAY 11/14/2012 11:02AM

    the support is something that I love about this site and my teams too! emoticon

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