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New Puppy

Saturday, March 27, 2010

We got our new puppy this morning. She is so cute. Her name is now Molly. She is a Bichon Frise but also part poodle from the looks of her. She is very sweet. Molly is 8 months old and seems to be housetrained. She did have one accident in the house but I think she got excited and it was diarrhea. She also had an accident in the carrier coming home but she had a long trip up here from Collins, MO. It was raining and I didn't have a collar or a leash with me so we took her home without giving her a chance to go potty. She didn't quite make it. We gave her a good bath when we got her home.

My husband apologized for last night. I'm glad. I hate it when we are not getting along. He has to understand I am determined to be healthier. That is what real living is all about getting healthier and feeling better.

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MEOWMAMA3 3/29/2010 11:13AM

    Yay for a new pup! I found a Bichon once, what a sweetheart she was! I found her a home that morning! She was running along a highway divider with a leash and no tags. I checked all the local boards both on and off the net and nobody was looking for her. I hear they don't shed, is that true?

Good for the DH, I told you he'd get over it! (I'm working my way backwards catching up on your blogs!)

Enjoy Miss Molly! emoticon(no white doggies on SP emoticons!)

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FISHINGLADY66 3/27/2010 7:57PM

    What a sweet and kind hubby to apologize. I'm glad you got your new puppy. I would love to see some pictures of Molly too. I know you will enjoy her.

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CLMULYCA 3/27/2010 7:07PM

    Awww! I love new puppies! I have promised myself I will only ever have enough dogs as I have hands to pet them though....and since I already have two dogs now...I'm maxed out! :( LOL.

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DECKEREC 3/27/2010 7:06PM

    Congratulations on the new puppy! I hope you post some pics ~ she sounds soo cute!

Have a GREAT weekend!

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Jealous Husband

Friday, March 26, 2010

My husband is so jealous right now. He is so jealous of the time on Sparkpeople that he can't stand it. Everytime he sees me on the computer he has to make a snide comment. He says it can't take that long. He just doesn't get the fact that we all support one another. If one of your fellow members needs help then you try to offer your love and support and when they meet that big goal then you want to be there to cheer them on. Not to mention the time you spend reading articles to learn more about how to get healthier. I just have to persevere. I will not let anyone stand in my way of getting healthier. I have put by needs on the backburner for too many years. I want to be there for my children and grandchildren. Am I being selfish? I hope not.

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MEOWMAMA3 3/29/2010 11:10AM

    Men are such babies. My DH calls it "those SmartPeople". Once I pulled him into what I was doing it took away from his TV time to have to listen so he patted me on the head and said "keep up the good work". A happy wifey is a good wifey, and we're entitiled to put the effort into making ourselves better and healthier for everyone in our lives. He'll get over it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEEKACOALIE 3/27/2010 2:33PM

    Hi I am Carol In Sunny Calif.And I just read about the "Jealous Husband Blog." Today is Saturday and My husband is home reading his news paper and he said to Me I should go on Spark now and when I finish he and I would go outdoors to plant flowers in our flower beds. I asked him how he felt about me spending time with Sparkpeople on line and he said He thinks this is great and loves all the support I am getting and he coudn't be happier. When I married him 41 years ago I found him very supportive of me then and now it keeps getting better even tho I am 100 lbs. heavier than our wedding day.But I'm working to get to my goal and my Hubby is delighted I have all you wonderful people as my friends and he said you are all very special to care about everyone the way you do.Take care, you deserve the best and hope to hear from you sometime...

Carol in Sunny California emoticon emoticon

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PRESTIGEPUB 3/27/2010 11:48AM

    Well, you probably felt better after having vented. My advice is to do your own thing but be as nice to him as possible. That way he can't blame your outside interests on his feeling neglected...because he won't be!

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TERRI289 3/27/2010 11:29AM

    I hope that you will encourage him to have a little of his own"me time". My husband was obssessed with World of Warcraft for the last two years and I felt pretty ignored during that time. He is spending less time on his computer now, since he figured that it is hard to complain after all his time on computer.

I hope that it works out and you always make some time for yourself. Not too many places as good to be as Spark!! emoticon

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MONAMOM 3/27/2010 10:54AM

    My dh gets a bit critical at times too about my computer time. But I have tried to really do a lot of it when he is outside or because he goes to bed early~~after that.

I try to also spend extra time with him too. It is a difficult balancing act but I know for myself I can lose track of time when I am on the computer.

Definitely need your "me" time and hopefully you can work it out to please both of you!!

Hugs, Mona

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CELEST 3/27/2010 9:59AM

    I see you have a mixed bunch of answers. I also feel you need some personal time, however, only you know whether you're being balanced. So the ultimate decision lies with you. I LOVE SP and I also know how absolutely easy it is to disappear inside my pc for hrs on end. My dh is a tea addict, so I take a few minutes to chat to him each time he calls for tea, I also show him when someone on sparks has done really well, or a pic looks like somewhere in our area. He actually knows some of you by name and asks after you.

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GLORYTOGLORY 3/27/2010 9:59AM

  I had the same issue at first but, I got a balance of my time on sp and my husband was so inspired that he got on the healthy lifestyle with me. Hang in there and keep taking care of yourself!

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TLH1015 3/27/2010 9:54AM

    It's not selfish at all to take some "me" time especially for something as important as your health. Tell your husband how important and motivating it is to you. Keep telling him until he either gets or he doesn't. I'm guessing the more snide comments he makes about it, the more you want to stay on Spark. Tell him that too.

At the same time, remember to balance your spark time with the other areas of your life. You, like alot of women, spent your life putting other people first. I'm guessing that includes your husband. Now you have something in your life for you and that's probably a little troubling to your husband. He's not used to it. I agree with Kathy that men are insecure.

Sorry to be so long-winded. Not sure where that came from except that your blog really hit home for me. Last time I joined up for spark I became obsessed with it. I spent hours on it a day. My husband had a right to want a little him time from me. Look at the time you're on Spark objectively and you'll know the right answer.

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RENA1965 3/27/2010 9:50AM

    Don't let him get to you, just do your thing and stay safe..

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MRE1956 3/27/2010 9:34AM

    Do NOT let him get to you! You're entitled to your "me" see, men do not get this concept for the most part (not to bash the entire gender, of course, as there are gems around, to be sure).....but, for your own sake, please do not back down or allow him to intimidate you in any way, shape or form!!


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FISHINGLADY66 3/27/2010 9:32AM

    Unfortunately a lot of men are self centered. They want attention, just like children. You have to stay focused on your health so you can care for your family including the older (hubbies) children. Luckily for me, (after two yrs) on Spark, my hubby is more interested in health than he was before. He helps me plan meals, goes to the gym with me, and even reads Spark articles and answers the Trivia questions with me. I have it a little easier, because I don't work outside the home and I don't have children to care for at home. Don't let anyone stand in your way of your health.
Keep focused and take care of yourself. No one else will. emoticon emoticon emoticon We are your Spark friends and we are here for you.

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SWEETNHOT 3/27/2010 9:12AM

    Not at all selfish! tell him you are doing this because you love him,and want to be healthy and fit so that you can be the best wife,mother and grandmother you can for them, for a long long time! On the contrary you are doing it because you love him and care! emoticon

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FURBALLDTH 3/27/2010 8:53AM

    My husband does the same thing. This is for me. After a lifetime of doing for everyone but me I am now doing something for me. It hurts that he would be so unfeeling about my needs. Do like me...try an ignore him and maybe he will go emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 3/27/2010 8:37AM

    Could he get more involved in the Sparkpeople life? I know he walked with you once so maybe once he sees how the healthy lifestyle is helping you have more energy he will want to become more involved. If a friend came over to visit you would take time to sit down and enjoy one on one time with her, tell your hubby Sparkpeople is the same only the friends are online! Good Luck & I hope he soon realizes that you are doing this for you and to improve yourself so you will be around for a long time for him & the rest of the family.
Have a great day & enjoy your new puppy.


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KATHYGBENNETT 3/27/2010 6:37AM

    Keep at it but make sure you spend so special time with him. A lot of men feel insecure when there wife starts losing weight. They fear the wife will try shedding them along with the weight and every man when see how desirable you are and will lose you.

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22PHAT 3/27/2010 12:11AM

    Hang in there!!! My husband is constantly telling me that I spend too much time with SparkPeople (but he doesn't get the name right). There is just not enough hours in the day. By the time I get home from work, I get to reading articles, blogs and other stuff and sometimes miss tracking my info before midnight.

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MAYLINGSNW 3/27/2010 12:05AM

    good for you.finally you have decided that you are first to get healthy and be there for your children and your grandchildren.he should be ashame of you go girl !!!!!!

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MOMTORISSA 3/26/2010 11:41PM

    Good for you for putting yourself first... if you don't, no one else will. You take the time that you need to track your food, track your exercise, and offer and receive support.

You're worth it!

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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I finally found a Bichon Frise. She is at a shelter so I can afford her. She is only a year old. I put my deposit down tonite. The shelter is quite a ways from here but luckily they are bringing some dogs up this way on Saturday and they will bring her too. Right now her name is Flower but I'm sure my kids will have to rename her. My husband is not feeling good so I have been staying home with him more. I did take my daughter to dance tonite and my 8 year old to Cub Scouts.

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BELTONWALKER67 3/26/2010 9:04AM

    Hi Sandy, so sorry to hear your husband is not feeling well and hope he gets better real soon. Know everyone will be happy with the new puppy & I like the name Flower! Hope you have a great Friday!

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FISHINGLADY66 3/25/2010 10:36PM

    Sandy I'm glad you found the puppy you wanted. I bet your excited to see her. I do hope your hubby get's to feeling better soon.

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Wet Wednesday

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It rained a lot today. I got a nap in. I prefer the rain over the snow though. When we go to church on Wednesday nights if the kids are all good they get ice cream. They haven't had ice cream for a long time. They only have to all be quiet together for 15 minutes and then they go to class. You wouldn't think it would be that hard but for some reason with them it is.

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CHEROKEE1946 3/25/2010 8:48PM

    Have patience and I am sure the Lord don't mind a little noise from his children. But I would be quiet for some ice cream.

You haven't been on this journey with me and my sister. She is 73 years old and she is now building a home back here about 12 miles from me. She wanted it right across the street but that God the kid wouldn't sell the land. I spent the last 6 months running her all around and helping them make decisions on what the builders needed to know to get the house started in March. Well now she is wanting to make some changes and the builder said that is okay it can be done, but she is stressing me and everyone else out. I told the builder that he has to be firm with her and tell her no. Now he called me tonight and wanted to know if there is any thing I can do to help him and I said no. Let her make these changes and tell be firm and tell her there will be no changes from this point on... We have appointments schedules on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. I have church from HOly Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
She will be here for 2 and 1/2 weeks to 3. By the end of her
visit I will be totally wiped. I hear from her like I hear use to hear from my parents. You are the baby of the family and my husband parents did the same thing. We gave up good paying jobs out of Pa to move home and take care of all of them and now I am getting it from this sister. She never had any kids and it is like I have become her caregiver.
I also have to start finding doctors for her in all the areas that they need them. Plus insurance agents, etc. It is like she is taking over my life.

So if my blogs get a little crazy ignore them because I have to find a way to leave off steam.

Just wanted to let you know what will be happening.

Take care and I hope you and your family have a Blessed Easter.

Love & Prayers

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BELTONWALKER67 3/24/2010 10:29PM

    It was a gloomy day! Those silly kids must not like ice cream!! Maybe with warmer weather coming up they will feel more like being quiet for the treat!
Have a great evening.

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FISHINGLADY66 3/24/2010 10:13PM

    I'm glad you got a nap. These gloomy days do make one sleepy. Rain is much better than 3 feet of snow. LOL

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Nice Tuesday

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I got my walk in today. I walked with my husband and foster daughters. It is a beautiful day. Glad to finally see sunshine.

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FISHINGLADY66 3/24/2010 10:14PM

    I will join you someday.

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BELTONWALKER67 3/24/2010 9:54AM

    Yay! I thought of you yesterday with the beautiful weather and was wishing we could get our schedules to match so we could walk! Have a great day!

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