ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Saturday It's Saturday. Laundry day. The things we do weekly..... oh well, it's gotta be done. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:21:02 EST Friday Yay, it's been a long week. Well, the same as usual, although time goes quickly. It's already August, and elementary school starts today. We start on the 25th, but faculty come back on the 18th. Where did the summer go? <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:01:19 EST Thursday It's library night.... hope there are good books for me to borrow. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:10:03 EST Hump day Can't wait for the weekend! Well, at least we're half way there! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:56:53 EST Tuesday Hubby is doing errands in Lihue today. We will be having lunch, probably Korean food. Granddaughter is coming with him, so we will have a nice lunch! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:56:30 EST Monday It's just another Monday. Back to work, back to the grind, and last week for our granddaughter to stay all day with grandpa! She starts school on Friday. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:00:40 EST Sunday We are babysitting the baby granddaughter, Lillian, 8 months old. She has a slight cold and the rest of the family went to the pool. Right now she's sleeping. Such a joy! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:47:00 EST Saturday Laundry day today. We are going to the bon dance tonight. It is a celebration to honor the dead and there's Japanese traditional dancing with food and fun. We are honoring our dad who has been gone five years now. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:25:56 EST Friday Another's the weekend coming up. Not sure if granddaughter is sleeping over, but we'll see. We have a chance to get free LED bulbs again this evening. <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:14:31 EST Hump day Busy hump day. Can't write much. Happy sparking! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:31:39 EST 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