1GROVES2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=1GROVES2 1GROVES2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Been Away For Awhile......And Think I`ll Stay Away Longer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735249 I became so disappointed in SP that I have stayed away for a few months. I got a new computer last week and logged onto SP yesterday. Well....it froze, it had crazy pop-ups (yes I have my pop-up blocker on) and took a very long time for anything to load! I was told before when I questioned the freezin & long loading time that "my cookies & cache" needed cleaned! Well guess what there is almost nothing in my cookies & cache and the problem persists! Why doesn`t SP take responsibility for their... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:27:17 EST 8 hour fast......its only been 2 1/2 hours?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602268 I have to do an 8 hr fast for some medical tests. I cannot eat all day while I`m at work. I was just thinking "well, this isn`t too bad, I can do this!' and heck I still have 5 1/2 hrs left! I haven`t even made it to lunch time! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:42:38 EST I really miss my Spark friends.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519364 I really miss my Spark friends ! I guess most of them moved on to other things. I was away for a couple of months, but they were gone when I got back on! I thought they would return, but no one has answered my emails.And their pages are unchanged, if I can even get to them! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:59:20 EST Falling Down....really and it hurts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490078 I stumbled a few weeks back and fell on the sidewalk of a restaurant. It hurt something awful, but I scrambled around and got up and carefully walked to the car. I was on my way to a family celebration, so I made sure I was clean and not torn anywhere and went on my way. I hurt all the time, but faked it and drove the 100 miles back home. I could barely make into my house! I propped my leg up and put an ice pack on it....well it gradually has gotten worse! My hands and wrists and my one fo... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:27:37 EST Still Missing Zane Grey Cat..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303114 My cat was in an accident on Feb. 1st and died in front of me, before I could even think of what to do to help her. I miss her! <BR> A few days after she died, my husband asked his sister if she knew where to get another cat and I said "we are NOT getting another".... <BR> We do have an outside cat, but my Zane Grey was my baby and the smartest cat in the world!There is no replacement! <BR> :( Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:02:38 EST I need Motivation!! & Inspiration!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227178 It is so hard for me to get motivated, but winter is especially hard...I feel I`ve done a great job just getting out of bed and going to work! (unfortunately my job is as an instructor, so I am usually just sittting behind a computer, and NO there is no place to to do any exercises!) <BR> I think about all the things I will do when I get off work ,but...then when I really get off work, I just want to go home cook supper and go to bed!....well not really, but as for exercising I just have the ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:18:39 EST Time Really Does Fly..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941510 Well my summer is just whizzing by. I cannot believe its the lat week of June already....and you know July 1st means the year is half over! I did plan to get a part time job this summer, but looks like I will be back to work (school) before I even get out and look! Oh well, I am lucky enough to get a paycheck throughout the summer, small, yes, but....well its money ( at my school,work 9 months, and get paid for 12, meaning my salary is divided by 12) <BR> But back yo time flying, yesterday ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:30:55 EST I lost 10 lbs last week, but I don`t recommend the way I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881096 Well, I had not felt well for a few monts. I`d had a MRI of my head for headaches and just a "blah" feeling. Nothing was revealed there, so I was to see a neurologist on the 11th....Well I just got to feeling worse and worse. Sat. evening May 4th I had fever of 102.5, although the fever was up and down, my pain was worse and worse, until I don`t think I had a body part that didn`t hurt, and I mean intense pain. I called in to work on Monday and called the Dr. office as soon as it opened, but... Mon, 14 May 2012 14:59:12 EST May 4, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866385 I have 14 more school days left, actually have 21 days till school is out, but....you know just 14 days to go to school. I am hoping to get some things accomplished this summer, but well I will just have to see! <BR> May 2nd was my & hubby`s 36th anniversary. Cannot believe it! I don`t feel old enough to be marred that long! Heck I don`t even feel 36 years of age! <BR> My youngest daughter is still struggling, but since she fell off the wagon and broke into my house and started hitting me an... Fri, 4 May 2012 13:24:08 EST The year is nearly a quarter gone!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4805760 I cannot believe that March is almost over! Whare has this year gone? It is true that time passes faster the older w get...how sad! Not only is "youth" wasted on the young, but "time" is too! <BR> Anyway, I do have a trainer lined up for the summer, so I hope to get whipped into shape and be able to maintain it through out the coming years. I thought if I took on the expense and reserved the time, I would take this journey as serious as I did when I first joined. Back then I dropped 25 lbs in... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:49:07 EST Snow Day....Woo Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738715 We finally got a "Snow Day" yesterday! (I work for the school system).... I was so glad! Really, I know I sound like a kid, but I had beenso busy all week-end and then yesterday No School!! ....but, I also did not feel too well, so it was not a fun day!...but NO School...... <BR> Well, here I am back at school today and still not feeling the greatest, but I had to come back sometime........... <BR> I do not believe we have ever gone to school this many days without a "Snow Day"....looking fo... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:58:11 EST Winter.....really haven`t had much of one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691457 I am so ready for spring! and we haven`t had much of a winter here anyway.....Winter here in NW Mo is usuasly cold, snow, ice and cold, cold cold....we have had little snow, little ice, and not really cold....well not cold for several days.....example: it was 65 degrees on Christmas Day! I drove 100 miles to my sisters with my window part way down!....but anyway, I just am ready for spring! ready for more daylight hours, ready for some greenery and flower buds!.....I think I am a bear and ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:20:09 EST 2012......hoping its better than GREAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659767 Its been more than a year since I posted a new blog. .......2011 was not a great year for me in many ways. <BR> My husband had a major heart attack in mid Feb. It was a very traumatic time , he woke me at 2:00 AM and I called an ambulance and just prayed, 20 min. later he is off in a helicopter and I am left alone at the local hospital. He has recovered very well, by God`s grace and mercy..... I think I am still recovering, though :L <BR> My youngest daughter has had a lot of problems.... ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 14:09:17 EST 2010...it was a very good year.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875384 Good bye to a pretty great year. I lost 25 lbs (and gained back 8)... I started working full time, once again, and am not sure if it is a good thing...DH & i have a better relationship and are looking towards our 35th anniversary...how did that happen? <BR> I am looking towards a bright and glorious New Year! Welcome 2011! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 22:23:28 EST Home Alone-Christmas Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3864645 Although I was home alone for the most part on Christmas Day, I had another Wonderful Christmas!!!! <BR> My DH had to work 14 hours on Christmas Day, but when he came home for lunch, we opened our presents to each other....we gave each other really nice things ( LOL...I did all the shopping ) My youngest Daughter, that lives here in this town, also had to work and her son was with his dad. My oldest Daughter and her son ( they live 100+ miles away )was going to my sisters`....I planned to go ... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:48:30 EST Christmas Without Mama and Daddy..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3851887 I have always loved Christmas....it is a very Special Holiday in my family. My parents made big deals out of it,always. Although they had little extra money, they tried to buy us each 1 gift from our very,very long wish lists. Daddy took us(5 kids) out in the woods (I grew up on a farm) and cut down our tree.We hauled it back to the house on our little red wooden sled. Mom had the decorations out and popped corn and was usually patiently trying to get the lights to work. In those days, if 1 b... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 09:00:23 EST I Will Get Back On Track...and stay there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3736107 I finally got the nerve up to step on the scale after 3 months...and! I have not gained any weight!...haven`t lost any either, but hey...I been bad!!! Anyway I walked 2 milesyesterday and played 1-1basketball with 11 year old grandson for about 30 minutes. I will do better...just getting bavk takes a lot of pushing and prodding on my part.... <BR> give me some encouragement people!! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 02:28:57 EST FYI....I really do Thank GOD it`s Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3647880 I have been so stressed lately! This job is so stressful, this little boy is a handful and more! He is not potty trained at all and does not care. This AM he had the stinkiest pants and the other children started saying things. I took him to change and...it was so stinky it made me gag and he was all over. It was like changing the poopie diaper of an octopus!!! I finally got that done and felt as if I had put in a full day of hard labor....it was 9:45 in the AM. It is our HS Homecoming, so we... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 18:31:41 EST 4 Weeks into school....and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3626078 We have been in school for 17 days now.Last week my little boy was out of school all week because he had his tonsils out. I worked with a first grader and 2 second graders instead. It was not easier, just different. Today was grandparents day and his step- grandmother came. She was very nice and took him home with her when she left, so I got to go visit my own grandsons room, which was very good. He is in the 5th grade and I have not missed grandparent`s day ever. His other grandparents live ... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 18:51:52 EST School started last week....What have I gotten myself into? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3574213 ISchool started last week, meaning my new job started. I am a Para, one -on-one with a 5 year old kindergarten boy. He has Downs Syndrome and a lot of behavior problems....and I mean alot! I worked with him in pre-school, but that was only 6 hours a week. Today, well I had a meltdown and nearly threw in the towel, and I am not a quitter! Things have not been great. First off, I found out the day before school started that I have to ride the bus with him, that is not a fun thing. Today, well t... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:01:15 EST The Photo...God`s Special Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3505381 This picture is very special....It is my mother in the clouds.....I will try to explain.... <BR> My dear mother passed away on August 2,2007 at age 90...She was precious, a true gift to all who knew her...My sisters and I decided to go ahead as planned and travel 350 miles to our cousin reunion (this would be on Mom`s side) 7 days later..as we traveled I noticed a tiny rainbow in the sky, it was so unusual and my sister that was driving wanted o see, so another sister took a picture. We had a... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:04:25 EST Vacation was great, but glad to be home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3498542 My youngest daughter,her son and her step son and I went on a little vacation last week. We left Wed 7/28 (her 31st birthday) and returned Fri.7/30. We went to Omaha Neb. It is about a 3 &1/2 hour drive from here. We went to the Henry Doorly zoo. It is a wonderful zoo.We had been there 6 years ago and they had a few new attractions...onr being the Skyfari....A lift that carries you high above and clear across the whole zoo.....HELP! I did not want to go, but....everyone else did....so I went ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 10:57:46 EST Tech Support has made me angry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496823 I pay monthly for an internet security system....they are to be available 24/7....I cannot get anyone on on on-line chat, tried calling wasx on hold for more than an hour and finally hung up....duh, like some live person was going to answer...I am so angry! <em>234</em> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:51:58 EST Brothers Surprise You Are 50 Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3478254 Well the surprise party on Sat 7/24 was a great success...Brother thought his oldest son was taking him to Texas Roadhouse to celbrate his birthday, and he asked me to go along....well..of course I can ! Called nephew up and he howled with laughter for a long time...then I said what do I do? Nephew says go along with it and just come over here with him. OK........... <BR> I met my 3 sibs and 4 cousins at a restaurant for lunch, they went to nephews house and I went home to wait for Lil Bro to... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:22:27 EST Husband Behind the Pulpit, Baby Brother turned 50, Baby Turns31 and Other July Adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3451034 My husband brought the message at a little country church this past Sunday. This is his third time behind the pulpit as the "preacher"...first time at this church. He has been behind the pulpit at 2 different Baptist churches in the past, but this was a Christian church . I had never been to a Sunday service at a Christian church...diffent in tradition, same in beliefs. Anyway...He did an excellent job, and I am his biggest critic probably :0) His message arose from my little encounter with t... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:49:32 EST Water, Water Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3438486 <BR> <BR> My husband came in this AM before I got dressed even, and said hs dad`s washer had sprung a leak and we needed to get over there and start cleaning up. What a mess. Luckily, he saw it before it was really bad and turned the machine off, so the flood was confined to the kitchen....but the water was about an inch deep all over the floor.DH had brought the shop vac and went to work with that and I ran a string mop around the edges, while DFiL called the repairman.We spent a bout 45 m... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:06:11 EST Hey...I figured out how to add pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3429601 I finally took the time to figure out how to put pictures on my Spark Page. I am so happy about it! I do not have a digital camera. and I hide from the camera...so my pics are a few years old.... but now that I know what to do, I can add some more in the future. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:34:05 EST God is Always in Control...a strange little story.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3417860 I have been married for 34 years. For many years my husband had a drinking problem, a serious drinking problem that evenually led to severe alcoholism. His drinking was so bad the the last few years that Drs are amazed that he lived through it, let alone has no serious organ damage. That he quit drinking with out help from anyone or anything except our Precious Lord is another a miracle...but here is the little story: <BR> About 20 years ago, I was working nights at a restaurant, getting hom... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:03:24 EST Praise God, to Him all the glory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3382643 I have been bad,, Not eating right, Not exercising, just being busy, stressed and depressed. You know I have been fill-in cook at the Sr. Center and then the family reunion (of fantastic cooks)...and the oldest daughter`s financial problems , the youngest daughter`s custody battle, and oldest grandson`s physical problems (just a few atressors in my life)and then the weather!!! HOT! HUMID! MISERABLE! and no air conditioning, meaning no exercise for me...so... I spent Sunday with my 3 sisters,... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:24:01 EST Family Reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3355843 I had a family reunion this past Saturday. This was my dad`s side. I hosted it and rented a community room here for it. It was mostly first cousins, but my 1 remaining aunt got to come. She is my dad`s youngest sister and lives in a nursing home The home brought her in their van. She is confined to a wheel chair, but is doing pretty well for being 87 years old. Her son came as a big surprise he had an 11 hour drive and had never come to any other reunions. It was nice to see him, too. I had 3... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:28:16 EST Thank God it is Friday, and I get a day off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3324039 I have been the substitute cook at our local Sr. Center for the past two and a half weeks...First off the the director is a know-it-all idiot (if you catch my drift) and the assistant cook talks non-stop and is a big air head to boot! Case in point, yesterday she spent 3 hour making bread pudding (for lunch today) and then realized she did not have enough time to bake it before time to leave...instead of waiting and putting it in first thing this AM, she put it in the convection oven at 55... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:14:59 EST My God Lives!!! Forevermore :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3290973 Well...my daughter saw her lawyer today about the custody fight....oh, my, the ex did some things that are wrong, very wrong...we will wait and see.........but YEA GOD and thank you Spark friends for your prayers! I will update about prayers later. I worship a risen God! Thank You Jesus...AMEN Tue, 1 Jun 2010 23:25:07 EST "If its not one thing it`s another"-Emily Latella ( AKA, Gilda Radner) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3274909 This has been a rough week, again! Family issues and money problems...always. <BR> <BR> Ex-son-in-law suddenly tells my daughter that he is filing for full custody of their 10 year old son, right now they share, each gets him for half a week and every other week-end. We have no idea where that came from, but grandson has been in trouble with his mom for sassing and general disrespect lately. Also, Dad is a Disneyland Dad with a wife and baby and lots more money than my daughter has...Anywa... Thu, 27 May 2010 19:36:02 EST Rainy Days And Missing Cats, Always Bring Me Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3250367 This constant rain and dreariness not only makes me depressed, but plays havoc with my sinuses. We have had 3 weeks of rain, wind, hail, except for 2 sunny days this week. My inside cat went missing 2 weeks ago, too. She goes outside to play everyday and has always come home. I have had her for nearly 3 years. well...she never came home. After 3 days, I put her things away and was just sad. Then at 4:30 in the AM on Tues. my husband heard her at the window. He got and let her in and she is h... Thu, 20 May 2010 12:49:55 EST Marriage, Motherhood & Survival...I have managed to, so far.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3200915 Sunday was my 34th anniversary. It is so unbelieveable that we have been married for so long. We have had a chaotic and unconventional marriage. Hard to explain, but ...anyway, We ordered Chinese and spent our day together, just us. It was nice. <BR> <BR> Daughter #2 finally got her loan approved and got her car out of the shop after more than a month. She about had me crazy, hauling her around...getting up and driving across town to get her to work at 6:45 AM, then grandson and me off to sc... Thu, 6 May 2010 10:33:03 EST Hoping I am following God`s plan for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3174947 I spent Monday & Tuesday at the elementary school working as the ISS supervisor. I have done this several times in the past and I still cannot get over the bad behavior some kids have. Monday the girl was in 3rd grade and would not do her work. I got her to get quite a bit done then...she had a seizure! I had not been told that she had seizures, but I handled it pretty well...then right before school let out she had a grand mal seizure! Again I handled it with help of the Guidance Counselor a... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:40:16 EST Preschool, Church Revival and Life in General http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3148012 Well, I survived another day of pre school testing. This Monday was much better....went pretty smooth. I did have one 3 year old tell me to stop disturbing him as he was trying to concentrate!...Seriously...I was trying to explain how to do the maze and he didn`t respond, so I started to explain ain a little more detail, cause I thought he didn`t understand the directions....Well I was wrong! The kid was sharp! Left me rather speechless for a few minutes.LOL <BR> My 6 hours weekly with the D... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:30:15 EST Preschool ---Job or Nightmare? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3115746 As I have posted before, I work as a substitute teacher and also do 6 hours a week 1-1 with a 4 year old down syndrome child. Yesterday I helped with pre school screenings for next school year. I did gross motor & fine motor testing on 38 3 & 4 year olds! Wow! What a job! I walked to work and then wondered if I would have the energy to walk home!! Oh, Yes I did! I would have crawled home if need be, I wanted out of there so bad. The kids were one thing, but the helper they gave me was a 77 ye... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:46:08 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3076032 I am trying to get ready for Easter here. I gave my youngest Grandson his goody bag yesterday AM, he is gone out of town for the week-end. <BR> I am helping with the Easter Egg hunt at my church tomorrow, and have all the things bought for that. We will probably have to have it inside, as it may be too wet....I will probably not get home until after 1:00, then I want to go to my sisters. That is a over an hour drive. I really hope I get to go as my oldest grandson will be there and I have no... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 12:25:06 EST Started a new job today............... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3039206 As many of you know, I have been unemployed, from a full time job, since last Nov. I have been doing substitute teaching at our elementary school and substitute cooking at our Senior Center, plus volunteer for Hospice and church activities. Trying to keep busy and make a bit of money. Well, I got asked to work at the preschool every Wed. & Fri. for 3 hrs per day. I do one-to-one with a 4 year old with Downs Syndrome. What a cutie and what a handful!!! This is far from full time, but it is ste... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:28:29 EST Am I winning or losing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3024825 I was so sick last Monday, sinus/migraine headache.I was in bed all day and all night. I ate yogurt to have something in my stomach to take my medicine with. That was only 80 calories for the whole day. I had to work Tues. and was still not feeling that well, ate only a couple hundred calories that day. I worked the rest of the week,(this is unusual f0r me, as I do not have a regular/full time job) and did not eat that much at all. <BR> Now the week end comes and although I still do not feel... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:45:19 EST My dear family and food...they go togethere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2940736 I had a wonderful day! My dear family came to my house for dinner...hey, I did bad with the eating, but it was family-style. comfort food. Turkey,dressing, homemade noodle,mashed potatoes, green beans, saladw/fatting dressing and cake...I cooked, Ilove to cook and we ate! I did not stuff myself I ate til full and quit. It was a very wonderful day....and the sun shined for the 4th day in a row and it did not snow!!!! I will make up the bad food choices,we do not do this often, and I do not fee... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:29:15 EST Peanut Butter Rediscovered! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2926647 I have rediscovered peanut butter and what a treat! I always have peanut butter on hand for my grandson (ran out once 2 years ago and thought I`d losr my grandma status for good! I learned my lesson, never never run out of peanut butter if you are a grandmother!) Anyway...I did not eat it myself, thought it was full of fat and calories...well SparkPeople enlightened me. It is fat & calories, but the good kind...and has protein to boot. I found that 1 Tbls. will cover 2 slices of Sarah Lee Del... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:46:44 EST Glad I decided to stay home this week-end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2908864 Well the weather has been practically blizzard again today. I did not even make it to church:( I am glad I did not attempt going to my sisters on Fri. My brother told me there was a 7 car pile-up about 20 miles down the interstate that day.... <BR> Maybe next week-end..... <BR> I did treat myself to pancakes this AM, but did not overdo. The syrup(Mrs Butterworths lite ) was fantastic! I think I have been denying myself sweets for a while. I felt like throwing the pancakes away and drinking th... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 12:29:26 EST Staying Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2906278 I called my sister and my daughter and cancelled the plans for Sunday. I will freeze the cake & noodles and also the turkey as soon as I get it cooked. The weather just has taken the fun out of everyday for 2 months now....My family finally got together on Jan.17th to celebrate Christmas, which also included my birthday (that was Jan 4th)...I do go to my grandson`s B-ball games every Sat...(they won :)...but that is the extent of my doing anything. I have been without a job since the first of... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:44:36 EST Snow...Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2902147 I cannot believe it was only yesterday that i posted about the sun shiing! I woke up to a blizzard and it is still snowing! I am very sad because I wanted to go to my sisters, 100 miles away, and spend the week0end. This had been planned for 3 weeks as we were going to celebrate her sons and my daughters birthdays! I baked a cake, have a turkey thawed, homemade noodles made (her sons favorite thing) and my bags packed. I was going to leave about 2:30. I doubt I make it:( <BR> I do not like dr... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:43:04 EST Feeling better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2898525 The sun has been shining most of the day and I had my B-12 shot today, so I am feeling pretty good. I did not know until 3 months ago that my B-12 was very low, I just was not feeling well at all and went to the Dr. and had a bunch of tests run. Those B-12 shotshave made a big difference in the way I feel...now if winter will just come to an end I will hopefully feel good enough to try to find a job. I lost my job the first of Nov. and there is nothing out there. My husband has a good job, do... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:53:19 EST Monday Morning Blahs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2883889 I did not sleep well last night and woke up with a horrid head ache. I do not feel like doing any thing. I am tired of this weather and cannot get motivated today!! Does any one else feel like that??? I do not know if the head ache is from lack of sleep, my sinuses , the weather or all of the above! <em>39</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:28:49 EST Happy Valentine`s Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2880682 Hello <BR> well my husband did something a little different this year.... <BR> Several years ago I told him 1 rose meant as much as a dozen to me, and so for the past several years I have gotten 1 long stemmed rose...this year he gave me 2! <BR> The sun is shining today and even if it is colder than a W`s T , the sunshine makes me happy. Spring cannot be far away! <BR> Have a blessed Week and remember that God loves you...for ever & ever and no matter what!!! Sun, 14 Feb 2010 14:42:19 EST Starting my 3rd week at SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2877450 This is the beginning of my 3rd week here....And...I love it:):) Tracking food and exercise is so easy.... If I fail at something, I do not feel the need to beat myself up or call it all failure and quit...I just look at the progress and go on. I have not noticed much change in my shape, but I am eating better and actually am exercising. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:00:30 EST