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Sunday.... 9.11.2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Didn't have any real plans today, so nothing much got done. About the only thing was our family getting haircuts from my girlfriend. Son had homework and wouldn't take it seriously that I wasn't going to let him go see the captioned movie today ("Cowboys and Aliens") so he got mad that I wouldn't cave in and take him when he just kept goofing and figuring out all the creative reasons why he just could NOT do his homework. SIGH.

I need some lessons on Tough Love. Back in the day, "Tough Love" was a beating with a belt, but that's not kosher these days.

Gotta get up early and go walk. And I want to start juicing again. My girlfriend is having good results juicing without fasting - she's still eating, but I guess the juicing just helps feed her body the nutrients she's not been getting for so long and she's seeing a lot of benefits. I on the other hand muddle through with a sense of foggy brain...muddled thoughts... tiredness. I just need to be more consistent in exercising!!

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    Oh, I hated those homework days! *sigh* I wish I had good advice, too, but I don't really. We usually had to pick our battles and as Liz said, if they didn't do their homework, it usually ended up making them ineligible for sports or something at school they wanted to do, so if we supported the school in this, they learned from their natural consequences, even though it was hard for us to watch! emoticon

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LIZ329 9/12/2011 2:38AM

    Yes, I remember those day with my kids and their homework. I don't know how old your son is but we sort just left them alone when they got older. They pulled through at the last moments and sometimes even got some great grades.

Think positive, put the juicer on the counter and get moving. I know emoticon
We are going to have a fantastic week!

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What Time Is It!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I had my time zone fixed at one point some time ago. Just now realized SP was tracking something of mine as if it was already 9-11-2011 ...

Went to Start Page and to the Edit/Account thing under my name and got to the time area. It says:

Set Local Time

Select your local time below to customize for your location. This will adjust how you view message board posts, your trackers, SparkPoints, and more.
Default Date and Time: 9/11/2011 12:43:03 AM
My Date and Time: 9/10/2011 11:43:03 PM
New Date and Time:

So I fixed "New Date and Time to have our current time 11:43:03 pm but after I hit the "Save Changes" button, it reverted back to saying that the New Date and Time was 9-11-2011 at 1:43 AM.



I'm tired. Will deal with it later.

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    Grrr! emoticon

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FITANDFIFTY2 9/11/2011 12:48AM

    I have the same issue, so I just let it go.Maybe you can figure it out... hope you have a great Sunday, Spark Friend!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

I went to bed before 10 pm last night I think it was, and slep well enough until about 2 or 2:30 am. Got up for bathroom and drink of water, but seemed like I was up several more times after then (keeping in mind that the previous week I was only going to bed AT 1:30 or 2 am!!).
Finally woke up again around 5 am and felt sluggish and dull and achey as if I hadn't slept at all. So much for going to bed early...

Went for walk and stars were so bright. And then I remembered that I'd forgotten to go outside and see the auroras (or at least see if there were any this far south. I did get a YouTube link for a video shot overnight in Minnesota...

It's a lower resolution camera, so doesn't have that lush look like you see in some movies. It takes a fairly high resolution high powered camera and lots of $$$ to get those really super gorgeous shots... and places like Kansas there is usually so much atmospheric interference (haze? dust?) that the auroras were never that big and rippling, at least not the 3 or 4 I've seen - colorful, yes, but not like this one.).

But I digress... so I just got to enjoy a nice long walk...came home and ate some cereal and a few hours later was still hungry so ate leftover veggies from dinner last night.

Anyway I feel really tired, so I'm gonna go to sleep soon. Won't get all my possible points but oh well.


Mama wants to win me some shoes!!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Did you see the Daily Spark contest for this week?

Think I'll put those down in my list of "prizes" or "gifts to myself" or whatever you call it when you reach some intermediate goal weight...

Got laundry going...ran some errands... need to do some other things... just taking a little break now... but thought I'd mention the link in case you haven't gone there and signed up to enter for a chance at a new pair of shoes!!

and in other news, okay so I'm a little nerdy this way, but there are CME's that have already hit the earth today (Sept. 9th) and will continue to hit earth - CME's are Coronal Mass Eruptions or something like that, where the Sun just kinda gets a little TOOOO gassy and rips this big huge CME, which... I'm not sure if this is like a big belch or a big fart... (sorry!!) but when it hits the earth, typically it results in seeing Auroras at the poles - which is something USUALLY only the people in higher latitudes like Alaska, Canada, Scandinavian countries, Iceland etc etc but occasionally people in the northernmost states of the USA or equivalent in Europe can occasionally see. We've actually seen them in Kansas 3 or 4 times in the past 8 or 9 years, probably might have been more often except I slept through them... heh.

So it's cloudy here right this very very minute, as we had some spotty rain earlier this evening (it rained at the grocery store, filled up all the low places in the parking lot and I got my pant bottoms wet, but at the post office, some 2.5 miles away, dry as a bone..cloudy... but dry.). But I'm hoping it clears out and I can poke my head outside and see some auroras. Maybe not, but one can dream.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something else but hey, that's what the "EDIT" button is for!

Happy Friday!

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JESSIKA_56 9/10/2011 9:29AM

    OOohohohhh, I want to win!!! lol Thanks for sharing!

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JANNEPERRY 9/10/2011 8:24AM

    New shoes are always a great motivator! Thanks for the link. emoticon

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    Thanks for reminding me to look at the daily spark! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPASS_ROSE 9/9/2011 7:38PM

    Me too! Thanks for the link! Good luck!

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No ice cream today....

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Was in town to get supplies at Sam's Wholesale Club, and the food tasters were there. I tried one that looked innocent enough - Chicken fried rice... didn't check the labels. But as soon as I started chewing and tasting, I realized it was higher in fat than I'm used to (it kinda hits my tummy funny), and it just tasted like bacon! I spit it out and grabbed the box and started reading it - sure enough, there was PORK bacon in the list of ingredients, nevermind that the box only said CHICKEN in big prominent letters. That's deceptive! I shouldda read the label first, before even tasting it.

Then later on, the DS and I went back into town to meet up with DH for dinner - he has to work late late late on a hot incident at work (works with computers and with big-name famous customers who also have computers, who live and die by computers, else their business would no longer exist!!). We thought we'd try out the new Mexican restaurant nearby but it's not yet remodeled and opened. So we went to the Noodles & Co. nearby.

There, I tried the new "Sandwich Duos" - specifically "The Med Duo" and the "Cucumber Tomato side salad". Both were loaded with veggies - tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, chilantro, mushrooms, on and on it goes, and there was also chicken in the sandwich, held together in a slab of flatbread.

But on the way home, I guess the cucumbers were just talking nasty back at me and my gut kinda ached, and I started craving ICE CREAM. Not sure why. And I was on my way to the local grocery store, since Thursday is Banana Day - at .18 cents a pound (can you say "loss leader"?), it's a weekly pilgrimage. (Close enough that I can go back on Friday for anything else I forgot, but thursday is the only day the bananas are that cheap.

Went by the ice cream area and thought about getting some, even though a) I was full from dinner, b) I need more ice cream plastered to my Wide Load like I need another hole in the head, and c) um.. well... I had a third reason but it left the station and I can't remember it now. Sorry. Guess I can make up a third reason, like, oh, having to deal with a bazillion fat calories and extra grams of sugar, both of which I also needed like a frontal lobotomy performed by a monkey, but that really kinda ties back into reason #2.

Anyway so I decided, NAAAAH I have some lovely Greek Yogurt (plain) at home, that I can pimp up with stevia, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and that thought got me out of the store WITHOUT any ice cream. As I drove home, I also thought about taking out a frozen banana and whirling it in the Ninja blender with the formerly mentioned Greek yogurt and really pimping it up into a nice frozen ice-creamish treat.

But I got home... collapsed in front of the computer, and I don't think I want anything cold to eat before bed. May just swill down a big glass of almond milk.

ARRRgh DS is making that annoying sound from "The Smurfs" movie.... (you know, where the Papa Smurf tells Crazy Smurf to "sound the alarm" and Crazy Smurf goes into an air raid siren mode....

I'm too tired...

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TURTLETALK 9/9/2011 2:33PM

    You gave me a good laugh with the Papa Smurf remark. I have my own papa smurf every night!

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    I ALWAYS have to talk myself out of the ice cream! It's my weakness! emoticon emoticon

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TAMIK1964 9/9/2011 9:19AM

    Way to pass up temptations!!! And I love the thursday bananas here :)

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