ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tuesday It's Tuesday. It's almost the end of July. Where has the summer gone? Time goes by so quickly. Everyone, have a great sparking day! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:17 EST Monday We have full force at work today. The bosses are back, Chancellor's secretary is back, so we are fully staffed today. Yay! <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:10 EST Sunday It's a rainy Sunday. Guess the "storm" that was supposed to hit yesterday is here today. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:51:59 EST chicken chicken and more chicken Friday we had lunch at Mariachi's. I tried a chicken dish for the first time. It wasn't too bad, but I probably won't order it again. Last night we had a CDC graduation to attend. A potluck dinner followed. Had more chicken again. I usually don't make chicken at home, so it was time for me to enjoy chicken. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:23:34 EST TGIF Yay, it's Friday. Today we have a "graduation" to attend at the Child Development Center at the base. Our grandson is not graduating this year; however, one of our friends' daughter is. She will enter kindergarten in August. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:44:10 EST Error Tried to post my "status" on facebook using the link provided. I got an error message. What's going on? <BR> <BR> Update: I now have earned the 1 point! Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:56:41 EST Happy hump day Wow, half of July has gone by, and soon it will be "back to school" time. Where have the days gone? <BR> <BR> It's hump day. Hope everyone is enjoying the week. Happy sparking! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:44:42 EST Tuesday It's Tuesday. Another day at work. Hopefully I'll get a lot done today. We'll see.... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:47:45 EST Hard It's hard to type with a wrist brace and to use my left hand on the mouse. Oh well, if it will help with my tendonitis, it's worth it. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:27:37 EST Sunday It's Sunday...clean house day. Hopefully my wrist holds out so that I can help. Otherwise it will be a slow process. It's slow going using my left hand on the mouse! <BR> <BR> Have a sparking day! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:55:34 EST Saturday My right wrist started to ache yesterday so I went to the doctor this morning. Turns out I have De Quervain Tenosynovitis. Wearing a brace and it's kinda hard to type. Using my left hand for the mouse which is kind of awkward. Oh well.... rest the wrist and hope to be well soon. <BR> <BR> We got hubby with centipede bite (on his way to recovery), daughter with sunburn, and me with a bad wrist. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:27:57 EST Vacation Took a vacation day to take our old tv, computer parts, and a VCR to the county recycling place for ewaste disposal. Feels good to have gotten rid of that old clunker. <BR> Also did lunch with daughter (had Chinese food), and then did shopping. We headed back home where hubby got a massage and I got a facial. Feels good to be pampered! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:28:31 EST Thursday Today is library day. Once a week I go to the library because they are open until 8 pm. Sometimes they have a lecture or some interesting discussion. Right now there's none. They have a summer reading program that is in its final week. The program is for infant through adult, and one gets a prize (or prizes) for reading each week. This last week is whatever is leftover from previous weeks. It's a nice thing that they now include adults as in the past it was for children up to high scho... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:29:30 EST It's late It's almost 11 pm. Good night everyone. Happy spark sleeping! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:54:52 EST Tuesday's Tuesday from Kauai. A little showers this morning, but not much rain. I have a four-day week as I am on vacation on Friday. Taking the time to help hubby with e-waste. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:16:55 EST Monday It's a quiet Monday. Boss is on vacation; co worker is on sick leave; daughter is taking half day off so she's going to be in later. Looks like it will be a great week. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:59:09 EST Sunday It is the day we clean our house. <BR> <BR> I have a pot of soup cooking on the stove. We will be making spring rolls later today. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:58:28 EST Saturday Today is the real Saturday. Yesterday felt like Saturday since it was a holiday for me. Didn't do anything special except spend time with hubby. He can't do much right now cause he is tending a sore leg (he got bitten by a centipede on his left toe!) <BR> <BR> Doing laundry right now so hopefully the sun stays out! A few fireworks (sounds only, no display) were heard last night. Fairly quiet holiday for us! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:29:13 EST Holiday It's the fourth of July...and a holiday for me. That's really great because I needed that extra day. Didn't do anything special yesterday (they had a free 4th celebration at the base...too many cars, too many people--based on past experience), and we're not doing anything today. Just relaxing and enjoying the day! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 22:30:39 EST Lunch report Yesterday we had lunch at Sweet Marie's which is a gluten free bakery/restaurant. They serve breakfast and lunch only. Lunch was "not bad" because although the food was "not bad," I think the portions were a little small. My husband is vegetarian so he had a "baked" fried rice, which consisted of brown rice with carrots and ginger. His portion was definitely "too small" for a man's appetite. <BR> <BR> I had a rainbow platter which consisted of black quinoa, kale, asparagus, spaghetti s... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:28:15 EST Lunch We're going to lunch with hubby today. Trying a new place: Sweet Marie's. Will let you know how lunch turned out. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 2 Jul 2014 17:09:15 EST Quiet days It's July! It's Tuesday. The bosses are being "trained" and away from the office. The other secretary is on sick leave, so it's very quiet here. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:08:46 EST Monday Another Monday. It's the last day of June. Wow, this month surely went by quickly. Soon it will be the end of summer, and back to school. <BR> <BR> Granddaughter is having a great time with her swimming lessons. She's nice and brown. Hubby got a centipede bite yesterday, so he was laid up a little. Mom's doing as well as she can but will be in the hospital for the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> Other than that, it's the usual. Happy sparking! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:02:56 EST Sunday It's another Sunday. Day to clean the house. We'll see how many other things we can squeeze into our day. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:32:19 EST Saturday It's a rainy day. Clothes are in the dryer. Hung up one load, then the rains came. <BR> <BR> Going to visit mom after the clothes are done. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:30:22 EST On vacation today It's a cruising day for me...I'm on vacation. Going to do some errands with hubby today. Recycling our cans/bottles, buying some floor cleaner, fixing hubby's glasses (he whacked his glasses out of shape with the handle of a pick), picking up our free LED bulbs, going shopping, then visiting mom in the hospital. She has a bacterial infection, but she's getting better. <BR> <BR> On another note, our daughter got over 99,000 steps last week! I'm not so sure how close she was to 100,000 ste... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:00:24 EST Thursday Where did hump day go? <BR> <BR> Well, it's almost the end of the week, but the end of the work week for me. I'm on vacation tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:21:51 EST Tuesday Nothing exciting happening today. It's a typical Tuesday at work. <BR> <BR> Folks are still coming for the free Tropic Care (medical, dental, and vision) at the college. I'm glad residents are taking advantage of the service. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:57:54 EST Monday It's a typical Monday. Computer's slow (it's always slow on Monday!!). Other than that, it's almost the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:01:38 EST Mayor-a-thon Yesterday hubby, daughter, and I participated in the 6th annual Mayor-a-thon at Kapaa Park. It was our 3rd time we did this. The day started off with an early wake up (same as going to work, around 4:30). We caught the bus to Kapaa at 6:30 and completed the 4 mile walk. Boy was I tired!! But we made it. It was a nice event and I feel good about it! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:11:44 EST Quick one! It's Friday. It's been a long day and I need to go to bed. Will write more about tomorrow's activities for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:50:21 EST Thursday It's Thursday....the day I go to the library. There's a summer reading program for adults. It used to be only for children up to grade 12. I think the past three years or so they've included adults. It's a six week program where if you read a book, you get a prize (or prizes). It's a fun thing to do during the summer, although I read throughout the year. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:48:12 EST Hump day It's hump day. It's also my sister's and my late dad's birthday. Dad had two birthdays because his real birthday was today; however, his birth certificate shows October 18 as his birthday. I guess back in those days his mom didn't register his birth until months later. My dad passed away in 2009, and it doesn't seem that long ago, but in reality it is 5 years. I miss him. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:08:23 EST Tropicare Yesterday was the first day of Tropicare, which is a medical service provided to island residents for free. These medical professionals are army and navy personnel. Services include medical, dental, vision, and even free glasses. We went to take advantage of that today and so our glasses should be here on Thursday. I'm getting a spare reading glasses. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:48:34 EST Monday It's Monday. Half of June is already gone, and the days are whizzing by. Granddaughter goes to the Youth Center for the next five weeks, giving hubby a little break to do whatever he wants to do around the house. I'm sure he'll be a little "lost" for awhile without her company. After 5 weeks, he will have her back for 2 weeks before school starts. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:33:05 EST Happy father's day To all the fathers in this world, hope you have a happy one today. We had breakfast at MCS grill this morning to celebrate. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:12:13 EST I wish spark would ... I enjoy doing spark activities. I only wish that the staff would notify us when there's changes in the activities and how things are done. For example, the huddle was removed. The way one "likes" also is different. Perhaps a general announcement on the home page: "These are the changes that have been put into effect... etc." <BR> <BR> I also notice that the "health" category is no longer listed and there are more points to be gained from reading articles and posting messages. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:09:24 EST Weekend! Yay, it's Friday. The weekend is coming up, and boy am I glad! We'll be doing the usual chores: laundry, clean the house, but that's okay. Two days of relaxation! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:28:19 EST Vacation On vacation today. Took granddaughter to McDonald's for brekfast, then went to Lihue to do errands. Took daughter to lunch, then headed to the base for swimming lessons for granddaughter. Then headed home for a quick dinner and to the library to hear a lecture on Japanese American internments. Was an interesting lecture. Boy it was a long day! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:32:08 EST Holiday today It's Kamehameha Day in Hawaii, and a holiday for state and county workers. Granddaughter is here today, and this is her last week with grandpa until mid July. She goes to the Youth Center from next week. <BR> <BR> I have a dental cleaning today. There was a cancellation so they can take me in. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:55:49 EST Tomorrow It's a holiday for us tomorrow....Kamehameha Day. I'm also taking off on Thursday as I had originally planned to take that day off. We're going to do some errands in town so.... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:49:04 EST Monday We have a holiday on Wednesday, and I'm taking a vacation day on Thursday. It will be a short week for me!! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:20:41 EST Busy day Had a busy Sunday. Started to clean the house early because we had an open house to go to. It was our Eye Care Center that had its grand opening today. They have nice facilities with seven doctors! Food was great and we had a nice time. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 04:55:40 EST Saturday Today is laundry day. It's a dryer day because we have some rain falling from the sky. <BR> <BR> Granddaughter slept over last night. We're making a book! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 22:06:46 EST Busy Thursday Didn't have time to do much sparking yesterday. Took a vacation day to see the saucer shaped test vehicle at the Base. The vehicle didn't take off since weather conditions were not favorable. Took our granddaughter to McDonald's for lunch, then off to the library to borrow some books. Later, we took our granddaughter to her swim lessons at the Base. It was nice seeing her in the water! It was a "twice to the Base" kind of day. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:02:06 EST Hump day It's a big hump day....kinda busy and not much time to spark! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:14:39 EST On vacation It's a vacation day for me. I was hoping to see our granddaughter at her swimming lessons; however, she wasn't feeling well yesterday. She may not go to her lessons today. Oh well. Another time. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:26:18 EST Monday Another Monday, another month. It's June! The start of the "hurricane season" for us. It lasts until November, but hopefully it will be a quiet season. <BR> <BR> Taking vacation tomorrow to watch our granddaughter "swim." She has swim lessons at the base. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:17:33 EST Bummed My spark activity tracker showed only 1 star yesterday. I was bummed. I know that I did more than 1 star's worth of activities. Oh well. Last Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, I hit over 6,000 steps. So what happened? Perhaps my tracker was not in the correct position to track my activities. Well, I can't do anything about that, but hopefully today is a better day. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:03:51 EST First time It's the first time my hubby and I attended a credit union luncheon. It was an awesome event. The food was great (char siu grilled chicken, mahi mahi wasabi cream, shrimp and vegetable chow mein noodles, tossed island greens, watercress sweet potato tofu salad, bowtie pasta salad, steamed jasmine rice blend, strawberry mouse, carrot cake, and peach cobbler). It was the first time to the restaurant "Wahooo" in Kapaa. Everyone got a cooler bag with a bunch of chip clips, and we all won priz... Sat, 31 May 2014 23:29:01 EST