ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sunny day today The weather's always nicer on Sundays; however, our laundry day is Saturday. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 1 May 2016 19:22:30 EST Behind the times My last blog was on Wednesday. Seems like the days whizzed past with a blink of an eye, and now it's Saturday on my sparkpage, but it's actually Friday for me. My page changes to the next day at 11 pm, not 12 am. Oh well. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:26:24 EST Hump day Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Our boss took us to lunch today at JJ's Broiler. It's a nice restaurant close to the beach. The view is awesome, the menu is okay. Not much for me to eat but I managed to get some chicken tenders. We had a nice treat! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:25:05 EST Yikes Guess I didn't have time to blog yesterday. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Today we are being honored with a luncheon and "fine dining" for all of the things we do for the college. This is the second year we are being treated to lunch. What a nice surprise! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:41:32 EST Sunday Things are going well for me today. Feeling 100% and well! It's back to the grind again...clean house, try to get my 10,000 steps. I've not been too successful this week since I've been under the weather. Oh well, that's how it goes. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:33:52 EST Saturday Hooray, I'm so much better today. Still have a little cough and runny nose (probably due to allergies), and I feel at 98%. That's great news for me! <BR> <BR> Attempted to hang a batch of laundry, but the sprinkles came along so we're drying them in the clothes dryer. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:14:28 EST TGIF It's Friday...yay. Have a great day! Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:59:57 EST Library night It's Thursday and it's library night. I always look forward to going to the library to see what they have available to read. Of course there are DVDs, CDs, etc. to borrow too, but my passion is reading. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:41:56 EST Hump day Daughter stayed home another day, but boss came in. Another co-worker was out today. Boy this virus is sure getting the best of us! I'm 80% better, and hopefully I'll be back at 100%. <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:05:41 EST Tuesday Missed yesterday. Was quite busy catching up from Friday. I'm feeling much better each day. Boss was sick and he was scheduled to go to Montana, but I had to cancel due to his illness. Daughter is sick today. Lots of folks are sick....can't get rid of this virus. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:59:43 EST Sunday It's Sunday. I'm much better today, even the rest of my family. So it's the usual clean house day. Have a great Sunday! Sun, 17 Apr 2016 23:21:09 EST Gloomy day It's Saturday and a gloomy day. Did our laundry but it's in the clothes dryer now. No sunshine today. I went to the doctor and I have a virus. It's not pnuemonia or bronchitis, so that's good. Got some mucinex to help with the mucus. <BR> <BR> Have a great day today! Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:37:00 EST Finally! I caved and finally decided to stay home today! I really need the rest, so I am taking care of my cold, and I hope to be able to see the doctor today! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:15:09 EST Missed yesterday Boy, I missed hump day. My nose was running and I was sneezing like crazy. An occasional cough cropped up in between. However, I feel fine. It's a little irritating to have this runny nose, sneezing, and cough. Well, I hope this goes away soon. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:45:19 EST Tuesday Hubby is really sick. I'm starting to get the "cough" and irritated throat. Time to start on the meds and vitamin c. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:14:36 EST Busy day It's Monday and a busy day at work. Not much time to spark today. <em>46</em> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:40:51 EST Sunday It's Sunday. Hubby is sick with the flu. Poor thing...he got it after daughter and I got it (but ours wasn't as bad as his). <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:37:44 EST Saturday It's Saturday, laundry day. The day started out with a lot of grey clouds; however, we've managed to keep the rain away! Sun is now shining, and clothes are dry! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:02:16 EST TGIF Yay, it's Friday. We have a meeting this afternoon. Actually we have meetings every Friday; however, this is a "discussion" meeting so not a formal voting meeting. <BR> <BR> It's rainy today. Yuck! Oh well. Have a great day! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 14:13:00 EST Missed hump day Hello everyone, <BR> Missed hump day....but it is Thursday, and one more day of work this week! Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 7 Apr 2016 21:46:09 EST Missed Monday It was a busy day back at work, so missed blogging. Lots to catch up, but it's all good. Today is another day, and the work is still there waiting for me. When's the next holiday? Well, not until Memorial Day in May! It's a long wait until then! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:33:11 EST Sunday Back to the grind again, and it's Sunday, our house cleaning day. Back to work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Our granddaughter came over yesterday to finish her Lego project. Last night our son invited us to dinner at Pho in Lihue. I had the curry with vermicelli which was quite good. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 3 Apr 2016 21:19:52 EST Saturday Back to the usual....laundry day and back to work on Monday! I'm glad I took the extra week off! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 2 Apr 2016 17:24:33 EST Friday It's the last day of my vacation, then it's back to work on Monday. It's been a great relaxing vacation for me, and I really needed it. I'm relaxed and ready to hit the road on Monday. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 17:16:55 EST Oh boy, one hour less It's Wednesday, 11:03 pm; however, spark has decided to make it a new day. I must remember that I don't have until midnight to do my sparking. I've been "cheated" of one hour! <BR> Oh well..... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:04:21 EST Hump day it's hump day. Yikes, two more days of "vacation" then it's back to work. I'm enjoying every minute of my vacation, and I guess this is what retirement is all about. Well, one year and 9 months more! Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:40:17 EST Tuesday This morning we went to see some outside shades. There are two windows in our house that the sun comes in during the afternoon. We will probably get those shades so that it will provide protection from the sun. <BR> <BR> Last night we went to the airport to pick up our son and his family. The three children are sick today, and the parents are home with them. Not a lot of fun to be sick on a trip. I'm finally over my cold, and daughter stayed home yesterday because she had the cold too. I gue... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:41:22 EST Monday of today. Actually the whole week I'm on vacation. Decided to take my days since I need to take 21 days of vacation. Went to do some shopping today since we just returned from our trip and our refrig was empty. Well, not completely, but we were out of a lot of stuff. Got lettuce, egg whites, tofu, broccoli, and some other things. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:35:47 EST I'm back Returned to Kauai late last night. It's great to be back and using my computer instead of my phone. I notice that things are not the same on the phone. At least I can get my daily "spark points" which is a biggie so that my spark streak continues. <BR> <BR> San Diego was a nice vacation, and we did lots of things. We tackled Legoland (Friday and Sunday) and Sea Life (Saturday). On Monday we walked around Old Town, saw the sea lions and whales at Sea World and rode some rides on Tuesday. We v... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 19:18:09 EST Zoo today We found ourselves at the San Diego zoo today. The bus tour was nice (sat on top for about 35 minutes) then walked around. Took the kangaroo bus from stop 2 to 3, walked around some more, then took the skyride down. It was fun although daughter was screaming practically all the way down. Had a sandwich for lunch then walked some more. We didn't see it all so that means we need come back one day. One more full day tomorrow then back home on Saturday. Happy sparking! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:46:12 EST Hump day Today we go to visit the Midway and Coronado. I had fun at Sea World yesterday. We saw two shows: the sea lion and otter show and Shamu's One Ocean. Rode several rides: ripride rescue, manta (roller coaster), and wild arctic. Two of the rides were closed. Didn't want to do any rides that would get me wet. Happy sparking! Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:31:49 EST Tuesday We're going to Sea World today. I'm feeling much better. We walked to Old Town yesterday. Looked around the historic city. It was a nice walk. Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:33:36 EST Monday Monday in San Diego...a little foggy. Our hotel is near the freeway so lots of cars whizzing by. I was able to sleep though. I have a slight cold and my throat is a little sore. Yuk! Will take it easy today. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:06:38 EST Sunday Missed blogging on Friday and Saturday. Friday we went to Legoland and Saturday to Sea Life and Legoland. Did a lot of walking both days. Hit my goal of 10000 steps.Yay. Today we are in San Diego. Planning our schedule for tomorrow Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:03:52 EST In San Diego We arrived in San Diego after a 20 minute delay in LAX. I'm a little tired since I can't get a good sleep on the plane. Our son in law picked us up and we met up with our daughter and the children. Not sure what we are doing today. Maybe Legoland. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:37:20 EST Hump day Just saw our son and his family off at the airport. Looking forward to our flight tonight. <BR> <BR> Blogging will be very limited while I'm away! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:44:33 EST Two more days And then we're off to San Diego and Legoland! Can't wait. We will have a family reunion! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:37:13 EST Monday Three more days then we're off to the big city! Lots of work to do before then...oh well. Have a great day! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:17:30 EST Sunday Going to start packing our things for our trip on Wednesday. Got a new suitcase, a new camera, and a whole new look on life. We will have a family reunion, and I'm looking forward to that! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:21:30 EST Saturday It's Saturday. Hubby had to get an xray for his shoulder. Went shopping at Walmart for some turmeric and toothpaste, then to Ace Ben Franklin for some marbles. We headed to Nawiliwili for lunch from Kikuchi's a snack wagon. They only take cash or charge 4% if you use a credit card. We usually don't carry to much cash so we had enough for a sushi wrap with veggies and fries. Luckily we had our own lunch container or it would have been 30 cents more! We headed to Kay's Jewels to pick up my wedd... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 22:02:08 EST TGIF Yay it's Friday. After today, three more work days to our vacation. Can't wait. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:19:05 EST Library nite It's my night to go to the library. Won't be borrowing books, though, because I'll be on vacation next week. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:46:45 EST Pre-retirement workshop I attended a session on pre-retirement. I'm looking at retiring next December. I will have 44 years of service with the state. Looking forward to that day! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:55:26 EST Still busy Still a little busy. Work is busy and especially since we are going on vacation soon! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 8 Mar 2016 21:14:58 EST What a busy day Boy we were smashed today. We had a brief meeting to go over some curriculum stuff, and daughter and I stayed at work until 8 pm. Tons to do before we go on vacation. Oh well.... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 8 Mar 2016 04:36:26 EST Sunday treat Got a text this morning that our granddaughter Mariana wanted to come over while parents went to Lihue to shop. We were surprised that baby Lillian also stayed with us. We had a nice visit. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 04:05:26 EST Saturday Finally at home (got home about 3 hours earlier). It's been a long day. Hubby did the laundry (yay). A full day of conference stuff and it's so good to be home. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 6 Mar 2016 04:27:10 EST Friday's blog It's Saturday and using my phone to blog. Missed blogging yesterday so here's what happened yesterday. Took a 7 am flight to Oahu (left home at 5:30). Spent all day at Kapiolani CC. Went to two sessions in the morning (not enough time for the sessions) but had a nice time at lunch with the other secretaries. The afternoon was very laid back but got a chance to make some connections. Checked in at the Ala Moana hotel and walked to the shopping center. Got some food for dinner, showered, and we... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 11:53:03 EST Library night It's Thursday, library night. They will be having a 3D printer demo tonight. We have one on campus, and it's really neat! <BR> <BR> I probably won't be blogging tomorrow since I will be on Oahu all day and into Saturday. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:38:36 EST Hump day It's hump day...and over the hump we go. On Friday and Saturday, daughter and I will be on Oahu attending a conference that many of our colleagues will be at. Looking forward to that, but not the early time we have to leave our house (5:30) to catch the 7 am flight. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 3 Mar 2016 04:09:09 EST