ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community More changes I noticed a few more changes in sparkpeople. That's great. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's having a great day. I am.... Happy sparking! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:31 EST Monday The boss is in Boston at a conference all week.... that's kinda nice. Have a great week everyone! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:44:32 EST Fun partay... Last night daughter and I attended a "no more periods" partay that our friend hosted. Daughter drew the "part" and we had fun sticking a pad to the appropriate location. I came in third place. We were blindfolded, of course, like pin the tail on the donkey. We had lots of food, fellowship, and fun. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:22:45 EST Partay tonight Going to a "no more periods" partay hosted by our co-worker. Should be fun. Daughter and I are attending. But before that, it's laundry day. Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:17:34 EST Rain We got some rain today. It's been hot and muggy all week, and finally cooling off with the rain. Hope everyone has a great day! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:38:43 EST I like it I like the new look of sparkpeople. Seems that with each improvement, navigating around the website makes it easier. Thanks! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:22:06 EST Yesterday Yesterday was a was acting up; couldn't get to my xdrive to do my minutes and agenda for my meeting. Oh is so much better. Hope everyone's day is going well. Mine is! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:18:40 EST Sunday It's the day to clean the house. It looks like it will be a sunny day today. Yesterday when we were doing our laundry, it started to rain. It was a dryer day for us. We had dinner with our son and family at Kauai Ramen, which is a place where they serve different types of ramen. I had a kim chee ramen, which was pretty good. A little salty for me, but it would be something I would try again. Hubby had seafood fried noodles. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:51:28 EST Saturday Back to normal. Our granddaughter went home last night (she missed her mommy who was on a trip to Oahu). Yesterday got up at 3:15 to get ready to leave the house at 5 for the airport. Daughter had a 6:30 flight to catch. She got back at 10:30 last night. What a long day! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:25 EST Elder Law Hubby and I attended an Elder Law Fair today. Got some valuable information and some goodies--an LED light bulb and a free lunch! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:59 EST Little guest Our 6 year granddaughter stayed over last night and sleep over tonight. Her mom is on Oahu for training so our son needs our help. They have three children, ages 6, 3, and 9 months. Mariana is such a joy. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:38:37 EST Hump day Happy hump day to all. As we inch closer to the weekend, wishing everyone a happy sparking day! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:17:48 EST Tuesday It's another Tuesday. Trying to catch up on some work that needs done. I'm sure I'll get to that today! Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:20:28 EST Monday, Monday It's Monday, the 15th. Half of September is now in the past and soon we will going into the holiday season. You know what that means! Happy sparking everyone! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:30:02 EST Sunday It's another Sunday. It's our house cleaning day. Wish the house would stay clean...of course that won't happen,'s a nice thing to have a clean house! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:23:57 EST Saturday It's Saturday. Laundry day. I bought some bath towels and bath more laundry to wash today! It's all good because we will have some new stuff! Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:13:36 EST Yay It's Friday At long last, it's the end of the work week. Can't wait for the weekend to relax. Well, am I going to relax? Not really, but it's great that I don't have to "work".... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:08:12 EST Thursday It's Thursday. Getting to the end of the week. It's been very hectic, trying to work on a lot of things at once! Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:58:55 EST Hump Day's hump day. <BR> <BR> Well we have a long spell before our next holiday. We don't have any in October (boo hoo), but we have three in November: election day, Veterans day and Thanksgiving. <BR> Looking forward to that. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:18:35 EST Behind in my blogs With the weekend doing our fumigation, I've been a little behind on my blogs. Anyway, Friday we spent the night at our son's house. We were able to get back into the house on Saturday afternoon. We had to clean the floors because of all the dead insects on the floor. We started unpacking the "bags" of food and other stuff and slowly put new shelf papers in our cabinets. Feels good to know that there will be less bugs in the house! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:49:52 EST We did it! Last night we spent practically all night putting our refrigerator and freezer foods in the plastic bags in preparation for our house fumigation. Boy, I slept at 1 and got up at 4. I can't wait to get to our son's house and relax! We spend all day with the grandkids tomorrow..... happy sparking everyone! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 21:12:33 EST Training Had a 3 hour p-card training this morning. We're switching to a new system come this month so had to learn the ropes of the new process. It should be good. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 3 Sep 2014 20:45:15 EST Potluck We had a potluck for a colleague who is leaving to take care of his in-law in Sweden. Such a sad day for all of us, but we had lots of food. Hopefully he will return when things get better. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:22:50 EST Getting ready It's a holiday. We're getting things ready for the fumigation on Friday. Packing edible things in plastic bags. Checking everything to make sure we didn't miss anything. Lots of work involved, but worth it! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:01:09 EST Last night Hubby and I had a "date" last night. We had dinner at Grinds. He had fish and I had pasta. It was a nice "date" and we went because our daughter went out to meet her friends. Anyway, today is house cleaning day. We are getting ready to fumigate our house. Lots of things to put in those plastic bags. We got our work cut out! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:24:01 EST New look I like the new look of the Mypoints page; however, I don't like that I must scroll down to get to the view sparkpoints link because it is so far down the page. I think that it should be closer to the top. Just my opinion.... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:25:44 EST Thursday Granddaughter's school has a "meet the principal" night. It was nice to see all the children with their parents. The new principal was a teacher at the high school where my children attended school. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:29:07 EST Hump day Getting over the it's going to be a long weekend! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:49 EST Yesterday It was the first day of school yesterday. Boy was it busy. Lots of work to do, and the day whizzed by. Of course, it always goes too fast when you have a lot to do...and not enough time to accomplish all you want to do. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:14:07 EST Yesterday It was a long day yesterday. The family (ours and our son's) went to a union picnic at Lydgate park. During the drive to the park, it was a little rainy, but when we got to the park, it was sunny. There were two water slides (our granddaughter wasn't feeling well, so she didn't go on the slide). There was also popcorn, shave ice, chicken hekka, steamed mullet, macaroni salad, and cake. It was a nice day for us. Hubby won crab claws (which we gave to our son), and we got 2 bags of rice. ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:26:35 EST Saturday Granddaughter spent the night last night. Today she had a party to go to so she's not here right now. Anyway, laundry is in the dryer. Hung up three loads when it started to drizzle. So rather than wait and rehang the laundry, they're drying in the clothes dryer. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:30:44 EST Game night Game night with our grandson (and two granddaughters) was a fun night. Not many participated but nevertheless it was a great event. We had pizza, tossed greens, watermelon, and cookies. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:38:37 EST Thursday It's game night at our grandson's day care center. Should be lots of fun. Will let you know how it turns out! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:32:44 EST No time to breathe... It's been a busy past two days. Not much time to spark! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:31:00 EST Monday Today was the faculty meeting with my boss. There was a nice turnout of faculty and lecturers. We treated them to brownies and apple squares! Yummm... well, not good for the diet, but that's okay. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:39:18 EST Sunny Sunday It's Sunday. It's house cleaning day. The same old same old routine, but it's gotta be done! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:07:25 EST Saturday Hubby and I attended a class on fragrant flowers this morning, then we headed to Kapaa for our haircuts, had lunch at Safeway, then headed to Costco for shopping. What a long day away from home! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:24:18 EST Day Off It's nice to have a long weekend with a holiday for us. Our granddaughter is with us because there's no school today, and both of her parents work. We're having fun! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:46:36 EST Thursday Last day for work this week. We have a holiday tomorrow. Our granddaughter will probably spend the night because she knows there's no school tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:04:07 EST I must admit that the changes that sparkpeople did to the Explore Content makes it easier to earn points. However, it doesn't give me a sense of organization as I am unable to "track" the articles I've read. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:58:19 EST Spark did it again They've changed the format for "explore content" and "read articles". It's a little more disorganized than it was before. Previously you could see what articles you've read and pinned/posted; however, today I can't seem to read the articles in an orderly fashion. I am a bit disappointed in the way they've restructured/reformatted the articles. <BR> <BR> Got my points though. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:42:25 EST Monday It's another Monday. We had primary elections on Saturday. Some of the results were a little surprising. <BR> <BR> As far as the storm, Iselle and Julio are a memory to us! Thank goodness we were spared! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:24:53 EST Sunny Looks like Julio has decided to leave us alone. It's nice and sunny outside, no rain or windy conditions. Yay.... whew, what a relief. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:41:59 EST Storm update Iselle is just a memory, with some wind and rain; however, Julio should be coming by on Sunday. Hopefully his strength has diminished and he has chosen a different path. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 9 Aug 2014 20:22:15 EST No work today All state agencies on Kauai are closed today due to Iselle. It's been windy and rainy and hopefully that will pass without too much damage. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:04:55 EST Bracing for storm Things aren't looking too good for us. We're hoping that the storm dissipates, but with the second one (Julio) following, we don't know what to expect. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:52:27 EST Storm update Iselle is still heading our way, but it looks like she will be downgraded (fingers and toes crossed!). We are not sure about Julio who is right behind her! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:10:57 EST Storms We are currently watching hurricane Iselle and tropical storm Julio approaching the Hawaiian Islands. Hubby came to Lihue to gas up his car, and we waited in line for about 20 minutes. We also heard that Costco was out of bottled water, toilet paper, etc. Cross your fingers that the storms are downgraded in a few days! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 5 Aug 2014 20:11:45 EST Monday Monday It's Monday. Headine for today: Weather Watch. National Weather Service is watching Hurricane Iselle. Hopefully she is downgraded and doesn't bring hurricane strength to our islands. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:30:05 EST Sunday It's Sunday, the day we clean our house. It's the usual routine, every weekend. Laundry on Saturday, house cleaning on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Have a great wonderful day, and happy sparking! Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:50:29 EST