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June 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It has been a while since I wrote a happy, carefree, interesting or what I felt was a passably good blog. I am okay just busy with kids, dogs, retired dh & stuff. I miss the old song of the day days, but my life keeps having ups and downs and all complicated family stuff. I will try to get back to putting myself first or at lease second or third. I want to make Pat's Priorities #1 & move forward one of these days. I am just a bit overwhelmed with family right now.

Believe me I really miss all my spark friends. Sapphire Sisters you know I am trying to keep up. To everyone else...I will keep trying. I miss the old me of Spark years passed...

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KASEYCOFF 8/5/2013 3:47PM

    I like that "Pat's Priorities #1" idea - I think your focus is in the right place, hon...
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TRACYZABELLE 7/16/2013 1:10AM

    I was away a while too but back again!!!

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LINDAINALABAMA 6/27/2013 3:30PM

    Hey Pat,

I agree, Sapphires are just not the same without you.

All of your little stories really put a smile on my face.

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NICOLERZ 6/24/2013 7:42PM

    Glad you're okay, just busy. Thinking of you.

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SUNNYWBL 6/23/2013 5:18PM

    Remember~ You can't care fore others if you don't take care of you FIRST!

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SILVERWITCH59 6/23/2013 4:49PM

    emoticon Life will not always be in the way HUGS

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DIFROMWYOMING 6/23/2013 4:11PM

    emoticon I know it's been rough but I'm so happy youre' trying to stay active this challenge- it just isn't the same without you!

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MAVERICK59 6/22/2013 11:52PM

    We miss you too Sweetie!!!!
We are right here when you can get back with us.
Hugs,
Belinda

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My Lazy Sunday Blog

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I am adding a Sapphires team chat board post as my blog today. Hey I know it is a lazy way to blog. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Today looks like it will be a good day to find some plants for my pots. I'm not going to do much this year. I do want some mammoth jalapeņo plants. I did one large pot with some red impatiens and baby spider plants. I gave some pink impatiens to my DIL. I want to get some greenery for the front porch. I don't know if Boston ferns will survive the afternoon sun. The labels say full sun to shade. A lot of people in the south hang them from hooks on their porches.

I saved a little George (toad) from my pool skimmer box this morning.I hope he doesn't die from the chemmicals the pool guys put in there the other day. I fished him out and rinsed him off with a hose and then put him in the pot with the red impatiens. He must be the offspring of some of the other larger toads from the George family living in my yard.

I changed my Spark page to a more summery background. I love the Azul photo I used to have and I added a photo to my photo section of my Mom and me that was taken this last March. My sister Pam (LADYDELPHI) took the photo. So this is pretty much how I look now give or take a few pounds.

I am looking forward to the BL Summer challenge. I hope I can keep up with everyone. not really worried so much about weight loss as maintaining and getting more active.

Gotta go get my plants. Have a funday this Sunday Sparkies!

  
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DOVESEYES 5/20/2013 1:24AM

    Great day in the garden , planting, rescuing it had it all love the background too.

Christine
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DIFROMWYOMING 5/20/2013 12:50AM

    Good job saving the froggie and I LOVE your new background!

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GAILRUU 5/19/2013 5:04PM

    Spring is finally arriving up here and I am anxious to get out and garden. We saw an indigo bunting at the bird feeder this morning!

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JUDITHANNIE 5/19/2013 2:53PM

    Love your new backround, sounds like you're going to enjoy the day. Have fun.

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I'm Baaaack....

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I am back from Sacramento, CA. My mom had two strokes so I went home to see her and the family. My brother & niece Donna came down from Juneau. I house sat for my sister Linda. She and her DH had a few days out of town for business. Then after my brother and niece left I stayed with mom. My mom is recovering, but it will take some time. When stuff like this happens to someone her age (87) it takes it's toll. My sis said the doctors say the elderly never fully recover, but Mom seems to be holding her own.

You should have seen the faces at the table when Mom said she wanted to give my big brother her suit case. When he comes down from Alaska he shops for stuff they can't get. She said "You don't need to buy one mine is almost llike new." Someone said "Wait, You might need it!" She wowed the crowd when she said "The only place I'll be going is in a box!" Priceless...everyone was so shocked that she burst out laughing. I LOVE my mom. She is still The MOM. LOL

PS ~ haven't had a chance to catch up with SP friends. I had a triple whammy on on the time changes. Note to self: Never take a trip when the time is going to change from standard to DL savings!


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LADYDELPHI 5/3/2013 3:12PM

    Hey! I found my spark login info! I got sidetracked all these months. Lol! Anyway, I'm really glad you got to come out and see Mom and spend some time with us all. Hope you get some time to check out the FB pages we talked about today - they have some great photos on them and I swear there are a ton of our relatives on there. As one gal I spoke to online told me about living in that area "you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a relative, as the Grandmas used to say" haha! Nice talking to you today Sister, I Love you!

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MAVERICK59 3/29/2013 10:20AM

    Hugs. You are in my thoughts.
I am glad your mom is still with you.
In the end, family is all that really matters.

Belinda

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LINDAINALABAMA 3/28/2013 8:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon For you and your Mom.

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_KATHY 3/28/2013 11:52AM

    Welcome back Pat. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom but as most have said, it sounds like she still has her spirit and sense of humor. Enjoy her as she is always.
Hugs
Kathy

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GEORGIA_KAY 3/27/2013 8:44PM

    Welcome back, and glad your mom is doing better. She sounds like one fun lady to be around!
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WINE4GIRL 3/27/2013 9:37AM

    Glad you're back safe and your Mom is doing better!
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SILVERWITCH59 3/26/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon Glad your mom is doing well.

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EBEAMS 3/26/2013 9:23PM

    Glad to see there was some levity in your trip. Your mom sounds like a fun person! Glad to see you back! Hugs!

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LJCANNON 3/26/2013 9:19PM

    emoticon So good to hear that your Mom is doing better, and that You are Home Safe!!

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JUDITHANNIE 3/26/2013 8:29PM

    So glad you are back, you were missed. Glad your Mother didn't lose her sense of humor. My Mom never did either. I'm sure you are glad to be home. emoticon emoticon

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CAROL494 3/26/2013 7:29PM

  Best wishes on your mom's recovery!

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I went for a walk...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Patrick has been taking Ginger for her walks. So today since it was nice out Maria and I went with them. I put her in a stroller and pushed her while Patrick walked Ginger and we went around the block. This is what Patrick calls their short walk. It was nice to get out and walk again. As we were getting back close to home it started sprinkling.

Maria is down for her nap. I am exhausted! We watched some Xuxa and other children's nursery videos, PSY's Gangnam Style video and some other versions of it so many times I lost count. We were dancing to it. I think I may need to be commited to the looney bin after I watch that PSY video several hundred more times.
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MICKEYMAX 1/16/2013 9:25AM

    Good job, Pat! Hope you are enjoying the horsey dance!

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GEORGIA_KAY 1/16/2013 7:47AM

    I used to watch so many kids shows with my grandkids that I used to know all the words to the theme songs...lol..one time I was in line at the grocery store and found myself humming The theme song from The Wonder Pets (this is sewious...somebody's in twuble)....and only stopped when I realized that I was getting all kinds of stares from the other people in line. They probably thought I was crazy, and they were right! lol

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JUDITHANNIE 1/16/2013 7:23AM

    good for you

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KASEYCOFF 1/16/2013 4:11AM

    lol... Dunno that I'd be able to take too many kids' videos, Pat! Mine were more or less past all that when Xuxa came along, and I can't say I'm sorry.

I could probably still get into Sesame Street, tho, now that I think on it!
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DIFROMWYOMING 1/15/2013 10:04PM

    I barely know what that is....I'm old.
Glad you could enjoy the walk, though. A few sprinkles are not such a bad thing.
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NICOLERZ 1/15/2013 9:53PM

    Good for you for joining them on their walk!

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HEYITSLISA 1/15/2013 2:43PM

    Sounds like a fun time. I have Gangnam style on my MP3 player and listen to it when I go for walks. I tell everyone I'm "walking Gangnam style" emoticon

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Winter Challenge Begins on 12/12/12

Sunday, December 09, 2012

If you read my Spark page information you know I have been working on losing weight since May 9, 2009. I've had a great education about changing habits in the process to improve my health. I joined Spark People August 25, 2009.

My Spark Friends have kept me on my journey to better health. This journey will last a lifetime. I have not made it to Easy Street or the magic number we call goal weight. However, I know I will never give up, never surrender or to use another word: Quit

I got frustrated during a long plateau. My plateau ended in a surge back up the scale for a few months. A struggle with emotional eating took hold and I was scared and depressed.

I decided I had to lose those pounds. I started to consider this journey is really about my self-esteem. I had to go to counseling for a while. I finally got back to feeling good about me. My counselor released me. When that happened I was scared and also relieved. This is a lifelong journey of self discovery.

Recently I seem to have broken some mental barrier and I have been losing weight. Back in 2009 I was not thinking about the maintaining part of this picture. I realize now my body has to gradually adjust to my current weight at any given time. It has been over 20 years since I weighed less than 215 pounds. I have a new attitude. I Feel Good...Isn't that the name of a James Brown song?

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JUDITHANNIE 12/17/2012 9:14AM

    Good luck on your journey, I to am at a stand still and I know it's me my Spark friends have helped a lot but I have to do the work and I'm not there.

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NICOLERZ 12/14/2012 5:28PM

    emoticon I'm right there with you. Let's do this together.

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GEORGIA_KAY 12/12/2012 8:34PM

    Love this blog, love the honesty and your generosity in sharing the pain that you went through. I'm so glad you were able to break throughall the barriers and continue on your wonderful journy to better health!! emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/10/2012 12:16AM

    I'm so glad you found your way back. Light the way, sister, many of us are following the path!

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_KATHY 12/9/2012 11:56PM

    Outstanding blog. You are an excellent example of never quitting. One of taking care of yourself and knowing what to do to help yourself continue with your goals. I know you have a lot to deal with but you do it with grace and confidence. You really are making great progress!
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Kathy

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HEYITSLISA 12/9/2012 11:55PM

    emoticon You go girl! That is emoticon

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MAVERICK59 12/9/2012 7:21PM

    Pat,
I am so happy for you that you found your way back.
Fear and depression have a way of undoing our lives.

Welcome back to good health.

Belinda

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FAITHMABE 12/9/2012 4:58PM

    Happiness is about so much more than a number on the scale. It's easy for me to set the tone of my day based on what the scale reads in the morning -- but it is the journey not the pitstops that are rewarding. Just keep at it one day at a time...

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