Thursday, August 25, 2011
First, let me apologize to my Firecracker Friends! I know I usually contribute right much to our mileage, but I have been sick for the past few days and can't seem to do anything! Y'all know I am sick when I am not exercising! My friends here call me the Energizer Bunny, but my batteries are low! I'll be back in it next week to make up for this lazy, sick week!
I have a lovely summer cold. It has it all.... Sore throat, runny nose, achey muscles and complete lack of energy! The good thing is that the sore throat came on yesterday which was my last day to teach for the week! So, hopefully I havent spread this to my students! I am supposed to teach my cardio belly danceclass tomorrow, but going to see if a friend can cover for me. I hope to feel better, but don't want to zap any energy I may gain! Another good thing is that I don't seem to be running a fever. I feel certain it is just a summer cold. My throat is not hurting as bad as it was yesterday and I'm thinking it is probably a good thing that the congestion has sorta "broke loose" and is working its way out! It's annoying, but better out than in, right?
I had soup for dinner last night and have been eating watermelon all day today which has felt really good on my throat! I also have been drinking my green tea and just relaxing! Glad I have an old Janet Evanovich book I haven't read yet here too!
I hope none of you catch this crud! I know i will be better in a few days, but boy do I hate a cold! Today is nice and hot again too but I think I'd better stay out of the pool! Take care!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We haven't felt any after shocks here in South Central VA, but my friend in Richmond said they have experienced a couple minor after shocks. It is just plain weird for us to have an earthquake at all. They say there was a small one in DC last June, but I don't even remember hearing anything about that. I've spent some time in CA, but never experienced a quake and I have to say it was the last thing on my mind yesterday! I knew it was different and weird, but never even thought of a quake! I have not heard of any others, but haven't had the news on and have been busy working on my class!
I developed a sore throat today. I spent Saturday and Monday with an 8 month old baby who is teething and her stuffy nose and irritability has been attributed to her teething and now I wonder if she isn't sick and I caught it! Not like she can tell us if her throat hurts! I know mine does and it hurts more than what Jack's shedding can do to me!
BTW, he barks and jumps at every rumble now! A truck, the school buses, you name it and if it makes a rumbling noise he barks at it! It is getting on my sore throat nerves!
I bought new silverware! I love it! Most of our forks seemed to have disappeared when we had Anthony's 50th birthday party.... I had plastic forks and spoons, but I guess people wanted something more sturdy and it seems like most of my forks ended up in the trash or in people's pockets.... I don't really believe that, but they are gone! So, bought new and fancy stuff. Will hide it for the next party! Very pretty. Called Oneida Satin Aquarius if you care to look it up! Too pretty to put up for special occasions, so am using it for every day!
I really wanted soup today, but my cabinet somehow got all disorganized, so will have it for dinner. Thinking it will soothe my throat! Thinking a popsicle for dessert!
OK, just wanted to let everyone know where I was today.... Staying in bed and feeling poorly and working too! I'll try and check in on my teams!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Yes, I was in the middle of a great strength training session, but that isn't why the earth moved! We actually had an earthquake! I live in South central Virginia and we don't have earthquakes! I was watching my soap as I sweated and lifted weights. My dog, Jack, was perched on his throne next to the front door. He has been acting weird all day, so I don't know if he sensed the earthquake coming or what, but he has been barking his nervous bark all morning. anyhow, it was a little after 2 I think and the whole house shook. At first I thought maybe a big truck was passing and made the house tremble, but it was much stronger than I ever felt and Jack was going cracy. There was a low rumbling noise too and the dishes in the hutch and my wine glasses in the wine glass caddy under my cabinets were rattling! It lasted about 6 seconds. I thought maybe a really bad storm was approaching. I thought maybe the wind was doing really weird things and I did worry since I felt the trembling under my feet. I thought perhaps Jack & I were to become Dorothy & Toto and our house to be blown somewhere! The news broke in a few minutes later and said there was an earthquake centered b/t Richmond and Charlottesville, both about 3 hours away from us BTW! It was a 5.8. It was weird. I'm sure those of you on the West coast would find a 5.8 funny, but I have never experienced an earthquake in my life! Wow! Had to share this new experience with everyone!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Just a quick note to let everyone know that turning off the team stream feature has really made a huge difference in my ability to acces SP!For those of you struggling with SP running really slow, turning off the team stream may also help you!
Go to your START page, click on ACCOUNT/EMAIL, then COMMUNITY and you will see a "check box" that will allow you to turn off the team stream.
It has really helped me already! I haven't posted on too many boards since I turned it off, but that is due to classes starting today and me being so busy with getting my students acclimated to the new semester and our online course services! I hope to be posting real soon on a regular basis once again!
About my day.... Spent the day with a friend's 8 month old granddaughter and what fun we had, but I have to admit.... I am thankful I am a dog Mommy! Jack demands alot of attention, but if I ignore him he just goes and lays in the doorway where he can watch me.... He doesn't cry! Plus, he is relatively independent! She was a joy, but I am worn slap out! LOL!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thank you!!! I would love to visit each person's page and give a personal thank you and hug, but classes do start back tomorrow at 8 AM and I will need to get to bed soon! I'm going to try and address what each one of you said in this blog....
First, for those of you who sent me the info about how to turn off that team stream I can't thank you enough! I haven't done it yet b/c I just immediately responded to what everyone had to say, but I will as soon as I finish here! Thank you! I knew there had to be a way to turn off that team stream and allow me just a bit more speed! I'll let you know how it works!
For those of you who asked what the best way to show your support for the changes needed for those of us with visual issues.... I think an E-mail to the IT/Tech people on SP or blogs to their attention work! I know I have gotten responses. I thank you for this kind of support. I often feel like a lone voice, but in reading y'all's responses I see I am not the only one who struggles with the lack of speed and other annoying changes on SP recently. I'll certainly appreciate any way you all want to contact the people who might can help and can't even say how much I appreciate you wanting to help me out! Truly, I have tears in my eyes right now!
For all of you who just responsded to show your support for me and your love for me.... More tears! You, my Spark friends, are simply the best! I don't want to lose contact with all of you! I need you!
Right now, I have no problems reading or writing blogs. Most of the time I can access my page and read my comments, but I do have occasional problems accessing member pages. I have no problem reading Spark Messages. Fortunately I have still been able to track my food and my exercise, so I am grateful for that! I'm jjust grateful!
Thank you all so very much! Maybe turning off this team stream stuff will help and I'll be back burning up the borads with my crazy life stories!
I have a few things to say to certain teams right now:
FIRECRACKERS: I'm still logging in when I can! I hope my weight was posted this week. Hang in there my friends! You all are the reason I am losing weight finally!
MIXED MUTT DOGHOUSE: Jack has a rather bad ear infection. He is shedding like crazy and making all of us cough and sneeze including himself! His ear was even a bit bloody today, so he may be going to see his girlfriends (the vet) soon. Poor Baby!
AMC & OLTL FANS: Went to a Night Ranger, Foreigner & Journey concert last night! It was a total 80s rock night, for sure! It was really great and we had a blast!
ALL MY OTHER TEAMS: I'm still around! I'll post as soon as I am able!
Everyone, take care! I'll be in touch!
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