AANGEL3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AANGEL3 AANGEL3'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/ Hump Day! + Santa Baby Part 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864715 Yep Hump Day is here. And it's almost over! I don't have a lot for you today. I've been busy getting my new project up and running at work (it's a total PIA!). This is why I don't play slots in the casinos. Grrrrrrrrr! <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> SO here is what I have for you. Eating yesterday was so so. Eating so far today is good. I got my 60 mins in on the treadmill at work. I updated my Scrivener writing program last night, then messed up everything I had in it (my fault). But it's all f... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:24:56 EST Back Where I Belong And A Teaser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863214 At long last my 7 month project is done at work. I was able to go back to my cube! Of course I had to remove a lot of dusk first! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So the weekend was so so. I tried to watch what I ate but sometimes that hard when I'm at home. we did a lot of shopping (mostly "window" shopping), so I did meet my step goals. One thing we did get (or rather hubby bought foe me) was a desk of my very own for the living room. For my writing. It's just right for me. I did take the cushion ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:14 EST TGIF!!! TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861134 At last it's Friday. I've waited all week for today! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So...for a Friday it's been really quiet. No writing today, but I hope to keep to do some tonight. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> We are SO thrilled that hubby has been recalled back to his old position. It's been hard 9 months. I do know it could have been worse. He could have NOT had a friends that gave him work until his old job brought him back (as a janitor). He could have been left in the janitor job. So we ar... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:25:40 EST The Jester http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860491 Nothing really going on today. OHHH wait!! Hubby goes BACK to his REAL job on Monday! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> In other news...I did my workout, eating was OK, didn't go over calories yesterday (just by the skin of my teeth though.) <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I did a writing exercise from The Writer;s Path Blog today. You had to use some following to write a scene: <BR> <BR> Writing Prompts <BR> <BR> Begin a scene with this line: Clocks aren’t supposed to stand still like that. <BR> ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:02:42 EST HUMP DAY! And A Little Something Just For Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859766 YES! Hump Day! Two more days people! Until it's the weekend! <BR> <BR> I don't have a lot for you today in the way of blogging stuff. But I do have a little something just for fun at the end of this blog. It's not done yet...so you'll be getting a sneak peek. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I did my normal Starbucks thing this morning. But the line was way long. I took my place in it and was a bit worried about being late for work. Well...it seems going there every morning (5 days a week) is a pl... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:04:42 EST And It's Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858949 Which means 3 more days until the weekend. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better today. I'm pretty sure the tummy troubles were due to the darn greasy donut. But that doesn't explain me eating a WHOLE package of hotdogs (no bun) after dinner. I do know I was really craving something salty. Still that NO excuse. I dutifully logged everything and it wasn't pretty. Today has been better. At least so far. I do need to drink more water. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> I've moved forward on my no... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:41:02 EST Greasy Donuts and Santa Baby part 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858160 I went to work all ready to workout. Then a co worker brought in donuts. And not the light fluffy kind from say Krispy Kream. Nope we had Winches. I checked my calorie load for the day (I know mostly what that's going to be for my work day) and decide I could have just 1. I picked a plain glazed one out of the frosted, filled, sprinkled ones. OMG...that sucker was HEAVY and loaded with GREASE. I was SO sick after eating it. As in tummy trouble sick. I did go down to workout, but after changin... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:39:06 EST This Will Be A Short One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855275 So not much happening today. I didn't sleep well last night, too much green tea I think. And I had a lot of just "stuff" running around in my head. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A few things, I applied to join RWA 9Romance Writers of America) today. They say they'll let me know in a few days if they'll take me. I have mixed feelings about that. I think they can help move my writing along but just something about being....vetted for lack of a better word...seems odd. We'll see how it goes. <em>21... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:47:20 EST This Will Be A Short One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855274 So not much happening today. I didn't sleep well last night, too much green tea I think. And I had a lot of just "stuff" running around in my head. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A few things, I applied to join RWA 9Romance Writers of America) today. They say they'll let me know in a few days if they'll take me. I have mixed feelings about that. I think they can help move my writing along but just something about being....vetted for lack of a better word...seems odd. We'll see how it goes. <em>21... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:47:02 EST It Has To Be Friday Someplace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854504 Say maybe Mars? Another Universe? Another Dimension? No? Oh well at least it's Hump Day! <BR> <BR> I worked on my not so short story. I fixed the whole moving to fast thing and it reads better now. I'll do some more tonight on it. It's at just over 7,000 words now. Maybe I'll post a bit more of the story today. <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> This was in my email today. It's from Fitbit. Not too shabby if I do say so myself! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:48:55 EST Well THAT Didn't Go The Way I Wanted It Too :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853748 So I hurried up and got my cute butt home last night in record time, even after stopping for some El Pollo Loco. I listened to the start of the game on the radio then watched a bit on TV after getting home. I stopped watching it due to that old superstition thing I have about my teams losing when I watch. Not watching didn't seem to do any good! My beloved Ducks lost anyway. But I will say this...after seeing what happened in Ohio after THEY won (rioting, fires, tear gas, pepper spray), I can... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:02:27 EST WTD! GO DUCKS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852924 I'm going green and yellow today to support my Oregon Ducks in the BCS Champion game tonight. Lets go out there and WIN THE DAY! I will be watching off and off. Why just off and on? Every time I watch a game (of anything) my team loses. Soooo...I'll just peek in on the game once in a while. Yeah I know...superstition crap...but I'm NOT taking the chance! <em>160</em> <BR> <BR> So the weekend wasn't one of my best. Saturday we were out and about. We stopped at a Hawaiian place for lunch, a... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:06:07 EST TGIF!!! TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850563 Woot Woot! It's TGIF! That means my weekend starts in...1 hour and 45 mins! Then another 45 mins home and it's happy dance time! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sooooo...I've tried really hard all week to eat right. well at least eat within my calorie range. And I think I've done a pretty good job of it so far. I've been in the gym 4 times this week (had to miss a day for my Dr's appt.). So all in all, I'm happy with that. My weight however hasn't changed. And while that IS disappointing, I do rea... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:54:20 EST Long Week Is Almost Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849725 After having two weeks off of work, this past week has seemed so LONG. I've made it to the gym 3 out of the four days so far. I had to skip yesterday (Dr appt). I can't wait for the weekend to get here. I've always worried about not having enough to do when (or if) I retire, but those two weeks at home showed me I have lots I can do. I spent two whole days just writing. The two days hubby wasn't home. The other days he was and you know how that goes. <em>246</em> But I do wish we could win ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 19:15:28 EST Dr's Visit And X-Rays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848891 Well I had a nice visit with my Dr. I've been struggling with a hacky cough since mid Dec. I thought it was the new statin he put me on. Turns out it wasn't. So he had me come in today. I was setting in the exam room waiting for him for just a few mins before he popped in. It seems that he heard me coughing from outside the room and rather then dictate his notes for the person he had just seen, decide he needed to see me NOW, since I had such an impressive cough. He listened to my lungs and s... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:29:20 EST Odds And Ends For Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847923 Just some odds and ends for today. <BR> <BR> I worked a bit on my semi short story just before lunch. It's coming along nicely. I know where it's going, it's just a long and winding path to get there. After it's done I really need to get back to Taylor's story. She and Devon are bugging to get back to them. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Today's been slow. I did my workout at lunch (I still have to log it) and ate my salad. Dinner last night was spaghetti. I had 1/4 cup 2% shredded cheese on it.... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 18:50:03 EST New Year = Non Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846937 Happy 2015 everyone! I know, it's about a week late. As the new year starts, I've looked back and seen stuff I didn't like. About me mostly. <BR> <BR> I don't like that I gained 10 pounds from Oct though Dec. <BR> I don't like that my workouts were spotty during this same time. <BR> I don't like that my calorie consumption was out of sight. <BR> But most of all...I don"t like that I made excuses for all of the above. <BR> <BR> Excuses mean crap. They mean I was weak willed. They mean I was... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:07:07 EST One Week Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835651 It's been a week since I've blogged. And it's been a frustrating and stressful one. I've been working my cute butt off to get my project done. Well yesterday i did. But...there'salways a butt right?...I'm now working a child kit and I found a problem. And no one has the answer to the question...is it OK? It was so bad yesterday I was crying at work. ARGHHHHHH!! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Today was better at work. Still haven't resolved the issue, but at least we only had to work half of the da... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:31:56 EST TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832204 I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm tried and I really didn't do much of anything today. It's raining here, which I like. I'm still worried about the whole Dr thing. I need to contact the office and see if I'm suppose to just take the new meds or take the new and old. For now I'll just take the new. <BR> <BR> I've started a new short story. I learned alot from doing the first one. This one is a bit differnt. It's not from a first person view. I was like 1000 words into before I realized the love in... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:59:44 EST Not A Happy Camper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831646 I went to see our new Dr. today. I've been feeling really tried for a while now. I asked my old Dr about my Thyroid meds maybe needing adjusting but she said they were fine. So today the new Dr tells that not only are my thyroid meds to low, I'm pre diabetic, and my LDL levels were too high to even count. I'm so pissed. Not at my new Dr (he was great!) but at the old Dr who blew me off about how I've been feeling. Now I have to look into getting the LDL down. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> So I... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:41:44 EST Last Christmas - A Short Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830442 I finished my short story! I'm going to TRY to post it. If Spark will let me (Spark doesn't like some words!). In other news...washed my FitBit and killed it. Got a new one (under the Best Buy Protection Plan). Started a new blog ( <link>http://wp.me/5s136 </link> ). Had a quiet 60th Birthday on Sunday. <BR> <BR> So that didn't work. It stripped all the formatting out of it. The link above should work. Cut and paste into your address bar of the browser your using. <BR> <BR> OK...I'm of... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 19:26:03 EST Short Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828267 I finished Chapter 13 of my WIP the other day and sent it off to my BFF and outstanding beta reader. I heard back from her and I've add notes to my Scrivener from her email. But I'd had this idea kicking around in my head the last few days. Now I have to admit, I read a couple of short story analogies over the last week. So I decide to give a short story a go. Short stories run anywhere from 500 words to 7500 words. Not a lot (my WIP is like over 45K words right now) so I'm giving it a whir... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST Appt With The Blood Suckers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826579 I have a Dr appt next week. So I need to go get some blood drawn. One of the perks (?) of living in Vegas. I can make an appt to go at 5:50 AM. On my way to work. It's a fasting draw so this way I can still have my Starbucks (after of course!). So first stop in the morning...the blood suckers! Then coffee! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> It's raining here. So tonight we'll have chili for dinner. It's not often we get rain, so I like to make "cold" weather food. Last night I made spaghetti and it wa... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:28:08 EST Post Thanksgiving Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825958 Well...Thanksgiving is over for this year. I won't say it was an entirely stress free one but it was a good one. My mom was here from Portland. And it was so great the have her here. We did some shopping (NOT the Black Friday kind!). And had a great Turkey dinner, turkey BBQ by hubby, fixings by me. The bird was moist and tender and everything was tasted great. My mom flew home this morning, she called when she got in, so she's home safe and sound. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Like I said we d... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:24:16 EST Ten Days Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822425 So...it's been 10 days since I last blogged. It's been both a stressful and good 10 days. Stressful in that I was caught in the middle of the insurance nightmare between the adjuster and hubby. Nether one was going to budge. So after numinous nights of driving home from work feeling sicker the closer I got to home, I told hubby that was it. We were going to settle. There were many reason for doing this. One was like I said...the stress was killing me! All I wanted to do was cry, eat, and cry ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:35:18 EST OH TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816901 Friday. And it's been a different one. Not a lot to do at work today. But my boss did take me and the other boss out for lunch. I had Chinese Minced Beef Fried rice. It was a freaking HEAPING plate! But I did well. I ate some and 2/3 of it going home. Score one for me! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> On the other hand, I missed my lunch workout. So that's like a non score one for me. Does that make me even for the day? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today was also our Cash Bonus day at work. I got jus... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:10:56 EST Headaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816482 Of all kinds. I have a real one tonight, still fighting with the insurance adjuster, hubby is being a bit hard headed, and I'm beat. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I think the real headache comes from just totally losing when I got home tonight. I'm dealing with all this insurance stuff, working 10 hrs (true it's only day 2 of that) on about 4 hrs of sleep, worrying about our finances, etc. I've been trying to be strong and break down but tonight it just happened. I wanted to talk about what I was... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:09:55 EST So I Want To Be A Writer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815739 I now have a "presence" on the web for my writing efforts. I asked my mentor (hey Calen!!) for suggestions and she pointed me to ProBoards. I set my board up last night and it was approved for listing on the sites directory today. You can find me at: <BR> <BR> <link>aangel3writing.proboards.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> You'll find snippets of my novels (yeah...I started a second one...more of a novella), some writing humor, some old poems I wrote back in the late 90's/ early 2000's. And a pla... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:47:20 EST UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815091 As much as I'm glad Monday is over, today seems like an extension of Monday. I'm tried (even though I got at least 6 hrs of sleep last night!), feeling a bit cranky (insurance stuff is still a headache), and I just want to go home, get in my warm jammies, get into bed with the covers over my head and sleep. But will I? Nope....I'll drive home, feed the cats, cook dinner, watch NCIS and then Agents of SHIELD and hopefully work on my WIP (both of them maybe!). At least that's the plan. We all K... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:05:15 EST A Very Strong Dislaike Of The Day We Call Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814412 In other words...I hate Mondays! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> On Sat we had a nice visit with our Insurance agent. He understood what we were saying about the claims adjuster and low balling us on replacement value. So he was going to have our claim escalated. Well lo and behold...the same adjuster called again this morning. All pissy over the fact that we had the nerve to talk to our Insurance agent about all this! She told me HE can't change what SHE decides we get. And that we shouldn't hav... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:54:02 EST OH TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812760 At last! It's TGIF! I am so tried today. I couldn't sleep last night so I'm ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> It seems I was a bit to optimistic yesterday about the whole insurance thing. After looking at what they want to give us (on a 100% replacement policy mind you) and what we sent them, they are messing us around. In looking at what they cost compared the things on our list, they used online numbers. And everyone knows online prices are less then buying local most of the time. They als... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:23:18 EST Almost The Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812170 Only one more day and it will be the weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We received the info from our insurance company about replacing the stuff we lost in the robbery. I've looked it over and I have to say it seems fair all the way around. Hubby and I will look it over tonight but I think it's going to be OK with him too. I know I said that dealing with the insurance aspect of all of this is like being victimized all over again. But really...this time it's moved a lot faster and smoother ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 19:37:36 EST Retirement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811511 It's been on my mind a lot lately. In 6 yrs I can retire (at least I hope can). All I'll really have is my SS. The 401K at work sucks. It's all in my company stock and it's in the potty and has been for a while. I know nothing about stocks and stuff so I just left it there. Now it's just about worthless. Hubby and I looked at all the numbers, if we both work until 66, we'll bring about the same a month that we do now (between my SS, his SS, his pension from work, and his ANG retirement). We h... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:42:06 EST Nov Stuff And a Mini Gym Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810890 WOW..it's Nov already! In just 3 weeks or so it'll be Thanksgiving. My mom is coming down to have it with us this year. We're going to BBQ out turkey! <BR> <BR> SO....I'm back in the gym today. I do my 65 mins on the treadmill then head into the locker room. Now I've been doing this almost everyday for like 2 yrs. I have a locker assigned to me. There's one longish beach in the locker room. Well..there are these two women who have just started using the gym but somehow have come to the conc... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 19:49:00 EST Busy! Busy! Busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807748 Last two days have been busy for me. I'm working on getting the list of missing items to the insurance people. I'm NOT happy with how this is being handled. First it's "Oh buy/replace what you can, send us the receipts and we'll send a check to those items." Then it's "Oh No...you have to send us proof that your owned the old stuff (receipts from 2005? Really?) before we can send you a check." So I do that and now it's "Oh No No...send us a complete list of everything before we start sending ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:42:53 EST Something Differnt Today - Chapter One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806479 Some of you (OK...anyone who reads my blog ramblings) know that I'm attempting to write a book. Not an easy thing to do! With the steadfast encouragement Calen (who talked me into this! <em>334</em> ) and the kind members of the Writers team on Spark. I'm all the way to chapter 12! <em>244</em> So today I'm not going off on any rants, no rambling. Just Chapter 1 of my WIP. So...be gentle my friends, this is a first draft, unedited version. But please do post your thoughts. And without ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:11:28 EST Cookie Butter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805886 So we were shopping on Friday afternoon (i had the afternoon off...boobie smash time!) and I saw this smallish jar of Cookie Butter. Hmmmm...what the heck is this stuff called Cookie Butter? Being the adventitious kind of girl that I am, I tossed it into our basket. Got it home, opened it, garbed a spoon and........OMG! It's like Peanut Butter only made with freaking COOKIES! And it's 100% better then Peanut Butter! It's totally a good thing it was a smallish jar, because by Sunday night that... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:52:32 EST Skipped A Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803555 For some reason I missed doing my blog yesterday. The last week has been the pits. But I still should have been able to blog. Anyway...here's one for today. <BR> <BR> Still waiting on the insurance people to send us some $$ so we can get replace the last of the items stolen from us. We have the cameras working pretty good. We need to do a few minor tweaks. I'll just glad when this is all in the FAR past for us. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> My car threw a low tire pressure light/ding this morni... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:10:24 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802349 Hubby went back to work today after the break in. When I left the house this morning it felt like a rock was setting in my tummy. I was almost afraid to leave! I don't know how many times over the last 5 days or so I wished I could afford to just stay home. But I can't so. So I need to trust in the things we've done to protect ourselves and our home. Cameras and a security doors. I've checked the cams like every hour today. It sucks to live like that. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> On an up note..... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:48:09 EST MIA For 4 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801704 I've been MIA the last 4 days. After I did my blog last Wed I got a phone call from my hubby. He came home from work and found our front door open. He went inside and found we'd been robbed. Again! This time whoever it was ransacked the whole house. No drawer, cabinet, etc was left untouched. Turned upside down, dumped on the floor. The back door from the patio to the garage had been kicked in (it seems they tried to get in the other back door but couldn't.) and the house was shambles. <BR> ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:08:50 EST So It's Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798860 *Chanting softly to my self* Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days... <BR> <BR> Yep..two more days until the weekend! It's been another slow, boring day at work. Most of my co-workers are off today. We had an ISO audit today and they didn't want to picked for it. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I'm ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:29:12 EST Creep...Creep...Creep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798234 Boy...is it me or is this day just creeping along? maybe because I'm not overly busy right now? And days that creep by makes the week creep along too! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> So since this seems to be a creeper week, it's also a rather boring one. Nothing much happening for me and mine. Hubby is home from work today. He had a bad headache this morning (and last night). He had his eyes checked due to his diabetes yesterday and the headache came on after that. Plus you know I think he's a b... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:30:37 EST Weekend Upate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797605 It was a busy weekend! from shopping to yard work. We'll start with shopping. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I spent UNDER $100 at the grocery store this weekend! So <em>244</em> for me! Most of the time it's like $160 for the week. Since hubby took such a huge pay cut, I was trying to get things on my weeks to pay (we trade off depending on whose payday it is). But I found I just can't do that for too many weeks. It shorts me else where. So this weekend it was only $85. <em>104</em> <BR>... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:39:19 EST TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795988 And it's about freaking time! I swear this has bee one really LONG week. I'm so glad that in less than an hour it'll be my weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So not a lot to blog about today. Kind of quiet after the last two days blogs. I just want to say to everyone of you that posted such supportive comments...YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I skipped my work out at lunch. I was really inspired to make some progress on my WIP (the book I'm writing). And HUGE shout out to Calen... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:09:39 EST REPORTED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795440 Yep. My blog post yesterday was REPORTED for being INAPPROPRIATE. I just bet your as SHOCKED as I am! I had a very nice Spark Mail from one of the Coaches asking to please remove my INAPPROPRIATE cartoon that I posted yesterday. You know the one if you saw it...the little old couple tracking the little old lady's saggy boobies on the door jamb. Yeah that one...which has been around for like...FOREVER! It in no way crossed my mind that it was "nude" image. I thought it was funny. But the self... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:09:26 EST Hump Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794848 WOW. I haven't done a blog since last Thursday! So let me get you all caught up. <BR> <BR> I took Fri off to help hubby fix some single on the roof that needed to be replaced. Not that I helped that much. I don't do heights. Period! But I didn't want him on the roof when he by himself. And my boss owed me a day off. Then we decide to fix the leaking toilet in out bathroom. Ahhh..so naive! We ended up having to replace it. So off we go to Lowe's for a new one. And then a stop at Home depot fo... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:39:20 EST Thursday Is The New Friday (At Least This Week) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791275 Yep...I'm OFF work tomorrow! <em>244</em> My boss has this thing...when it's review time, if we do a good job on it (we have to fill out our own) and we do HIS part (his comments), he gives a "free" day off! I'm taking mine tomorrow! Hubby has some shingles to re-glue on the roof (we had some strong winds lately) and I don't want him on the roof with only him at home. Plus I'm just so tried of work! And I'm hoping to get some more work done on my WIP. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I also nee... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:45:11 EST Hump Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790643 So not a lot going on today. Just working my cute butt off (at least hubby says it's cute...but then he kind of has to say right? <em>246</em> ). <BR> <BR> I'm only one paragraph into chapter 11 or my WIP. Do you know how hard it is to write a cat into a scene in a book? Do you make the cat "talk" (as in type "Meow!") or do you just use descriptive words to talk about the cat? I opted for the second one. So it came out like this: <BR> <BR> I know I heard something out there, he thought.... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 19:39:39 EST Tuesday Tidings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789950 OK so maybe not so much tidings as it's just Tuesday. And I'm wishing it was Friday. I am SO ready to retire! At least I feel that way today! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So...anything happening here in Sin City? Nope...not a thing! I'm keeping my head down and doing my work. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I did get my lunch time workout in today. 68 mins on the treadmill. Eating has been good today. Last night...so so. I made chili. Not that it was chili enough for chili. But it was good anyway.... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:33:30 EST And Here We Have Monday Once Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789262 I'm pretty sure that by now, you all KNOW how I feel about Mondays. So I won't restate that. But if you don't...please...feel free to ask me! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We didn't do a lot this weekend. The weather was nice, cooler and a bit of rain. We went shopping like we always do on Sat. Then I took hubby out to dinner (Golden Corral!). I was So stuffed! I even brought some fudge home to snack on later that night. Sunday we just puttered around home. We did stop and check out a new store ... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:38:12 EST