Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Sorry about being MIA so long, but February ended up being busier than normal. I let a lot of things get in the way of Sparking, but hope to do better this month. (I'm happy to report that we've cleared most of the duff & shrubs from around the cabin this February to meet fire/insurance standards, Yeah! But getting it done required quite a few "trips up the hill".)
Bella our Australian shephard is still with us, but her health continues to decline. Right now we are just trying to keep her comfortable. Thanks to all for your sweet thoughts & prayers on her behalf. Our three kittens, Tigger, Squeaky & Bootsie got into it with the neighbor's chihuahua this week -it was quite the hoot. Plus Squeaky accidently jumped into our pool, trying to escape a playful attack from Tigger. WOW, was she shocked when she landed in the pool -but she paddled out of the pool like a champ!
I can't believe that March is already here, but so glad to log on to SparkPeople and start catching up w/everyone's blogs & status. Almost everyone seems to be doing good to GREAT! I really appreciate the blogs and was really inspired by SWEETERINA71's blog on Jan 2, 2010, so please be sure and check it out if you haven't already:
Ciao for now,
Monday, February 08, 2010
Survived court visit and things are ok now -YEAH!!!
LOBO77 posted following youtube link, about Nick Vujicic:
It's a pretty amazing clip about loving life, being happy & overcoming adversities. I was very encouraged by this clip so had to share w/you. It really made my court worries almost silly.
Well gotta go, got some Sparking catch up to do!
Friday, February 05, 2010
For stopping by, encouraging me & sending SparkMails & goodies, calling and just giving me overall support. I've just been a bit overwhelmed w/ yukky legal problems and the STRESS, WORRY, ANXIETY that comes w/it. I've not been to the gym, tracked water or food all this week.
Oh dear, I'm whining again. On the positive side I've been able to get in my gardening at the Native Plant Demo-Garden at the Sacramento Historic Cemetery & at the house & the community garden; also been walking (but not tracking...) this week.
Well I'm off to the courthouse, wish me well.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
As some of you know, I lost my white persian Snowball this past July; then hubby and I lost our labrador Bubba after Thanksgiving & our Australian shepherd, Bella, is succumbing to old age and will probably be laid to rest this year. During this time some one dropped three cats in the neighborhood, one of which was pregnant. Our neighbor adopted the pregnant cat and was looking for homes for the kittens. I told her I'd take 2 of them, but when I went over to get them only 3 were left and I felt guilty about taking 2 playmates away and leaving one kitten alone- so I logically decided to take the 3 remaining kittens.
Below is photo of the crew. From left to right: Tigger, Bootsie & Squeaky. Tigger is the boy and he is super energetic -like bouncing of the walls. Bootsie has 4-white boots or paws. Squeaky was the runt and has a 'squeaky' cry when she wants food or attention.
Anyway we are totally enjoying them and thought I'd share w/my Spark Buds.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I stayed up late Saturday night watching movies & generally goofing off on the computer; then got up late (8am) Sunday morning and left for my volunteer work at the Old City Cemetery Native Plant Demo-Garden with out eating breakfast. Worked out there from 10am until 2pm, then headed over to widow-friends to check in on her & maybe take her out for late lunch. So glad I connected w/her, but she had already eaten, so left her place @ 3:30 to head back home & had a MickyD attack! I actually went through the drive through, ordered super-sized big-n-tasty meal and totally enjoyed eating it in my truck as I drove home, listening to K-love radio.
But oooooooooooooo this morning, I felt like a piggly-wiggly when I started to track the MickyD attack and everything else I ate for dinner that evening! It's like my Fat-Sister just took over because she was hungry and she wanted to eat!! wasn't sure she was going to be fed in the morning, so of course she had to super-size it at Micky D's and evening dinner.
I totally blew so many triggers: not going to bed by midnight; not packing a lunch snack for my volunteer garden work on Sunday; and worst -not eating breakfast and then pushing myself to get too much done and trying to eat on the run.
This little incident just reminds me of how far I have to go mentally & emotionally to achieve the health goals I want.
I'm disgusted I had to report this, but as Charlotte say's "Tomorrow is another day" and so far its going pretty good.
Ciao for now!
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