ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Saturday It's Saturday...not the usual Saturday though. This morning we picked up 40 packages of cookies for our grandchildren's school fundraiser. It was School Kine cookies, 4 varieties. I sold some to my friends at work. There was also a craft fair going on, along with a Baked Teri Chicken lunch plate. Then we headed out to Lihue to pick up our grandson's birthday cake from Safeway. First time for us...we'll see how good the cake it. Grandson's birthday was yesterday, but the family flew home this ... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:29:36 EST Spark happenings Hi my spark friends, <BR> It's been a great week. Our daughter from CA and her family are here--daughter, son-in-law, grandson (11), and granddaughter (8). They arrived Saturday evening. On Sunday we got together with our son's family--son, daughter-in-law, granddaughters (8, 2) and grandson (6). The last time we all got together was in March of this year in San Diego. <BR> <BR> On Monday our son and his family left for San Diego for two weeks. Hubby and I dropped them off at the airport and... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:17:41 EST Saturday My computer at home was not working these past few was like I lost my right arm. Anyway, it's back to business, now that it's working. Last Sunday we went to a union picnic. We one a 12 pack of juice and the consolation prizes were two bags of rice. Not too bad since everyone went home with something. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 2 Oct 2016 01:41:01 EST Saturday blogging This week was a busy week. Work was good. Hubby had laser surgery (closed angle glaucoma) so took the day off. Other than that, things were normal. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:23:13 EST Blog Satuday Hi my spark friends, <BR> It's Saturday and the day I spark as much as I can! It's been quite nice not sparking as much (down side) and not trying to get as much spark points (another down side), but I've been much happier with my new arrangement. Today I can devote some time to sparking. I've missed it in a sense, but I don't feel that "I need to get my sparkpoints or else..." attitude. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:04:11 EST Big change I love sparkpeople; however, I was spending too much time sparking and not enough doing other things I really needed to do. With this in mind, I have decided to spark on Saturdays. During the week I will do a few activities to keep the spark going. My recent daily streak has ended. Happy sparking, my spark friends! Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:17:34 EST Holiday Guess I took a holiday from blogging yesterday. Oh well. It's It's a short week! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:30:06 EST Sunday It's a warm Sunday. Housecleaning day. Daughter ran (walked) the Kauai half marathon in 2 hours 29 minutes. She hurt her foot so she can's really run. But it's pretty good time, I believe. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 5 Sep 2016 04:27:24 EST Great day We woke up with good news. There were two hurricanes headed our way (Lester and Madeline) and both have been good to us and decided not to visit us. We were prepared for their visit, but we are fortunate that we were spared from any destruction. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 3 Sep 2016 19:35:56 EST Library night It's library night. We had a nice luncheon and meeting to go over foundation funds processing. It was a great refresher. <BR> <BR> Hope Hurricane Lester drops back to Tropical Storm. Last I heard it was category 3. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:40:42 EST Hump day It's hump day. The Big Island campus is closed today. Hopefully the hurricanes (Lester and Madeline) decide not to visit us. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:09:17 EST Tuesday It's Tuesday. Yesterday was a busy day so didn't spark much. Today it's a little better. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:20:39 EST Monday It's the second week of classes. Last week wasn't so crazy. Things are great! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:32:21 EST Sunday It's Sunday. It's the day we do our house cleaning. All's well and have a happy sparking day! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:25:54 EST Saturday It's Saturday and laundry day. Kinda muggy but rainy so it's good. Pretty hot and humid. Oh well, at least I don't have to go to work today. Happy sparking! Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:24:34 EST TGIF! It feels so good that it is Friday. The weekend is coming up. Yay! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:12:07 EST Library day It's Thursday and library night. Can't wait to get there to see what's new! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:40:25 EST Hump day It's hump day....that's great! Been a busy week! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:18:01 EST Tuesday It's a nicer day today. The sun is out and no rains in sight. Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:53:33 EST Rainy Monday It's the first day of classes and a rainy day. Boo..... hate to walk in the rain and get wet! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:59:51 EST Sunny Sunday It's a sunny Sunday. Day to house clean which is our usual ritual. House never stays clean so it's something we do every week. <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:02:07 EST Nice Saturday It's a nice, sunny, breezy Saturday. The laundry is hanging outside, getting dry with the sun and wind. It's great to have that extra day this week. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:06:34 EST TGIF It's a holiday for us today. We have the two grandchildren with us since their parents both work for the base (federal holidays only). We went to Waimea to get our haircuts, then to Ishihara to get some food. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:18:40 EST Library night It's Thursday, library night. Tomorrow's a holiday....yay! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:08:29 EST Hump day We're going over the hump. It's especially great since it's a short week with Friday being a holiday. We'll have the two grands that day since it's only a state holiday, not a federal one. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:33:56 EST Convocation It's back to work for faculty, and we had convocation today. It was quite long, so it dug into my "work time." Lots to do and not enough time, especially since I was off yesterday. Stayed a little late to catch up on some things. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:52:21 EST Vacation Took another vacation day. Hubby had his follow up for his eye surgery. Picked up the two grands from school today. We're not used to having two after school. It's gonna take my hubby some getting used to. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening! Tue, 16 Aug 2016 01:24:13 EST Lazy Sunday It's Sunday, and it's nice and warm. Housecleaning today. Off tomorrow to take hubby for eye check. Then it's back to the usual. Friday is a holiday for us. Yay...we get our haircuts on Friday. 7:30 gotta get up early. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:21:34 EST Saturday Laundry day, today. It was nice and breezy. Got all of the laundry hanging out to dry. <BR> <BR> Grands are here. Parents went to dinner at the new restaurant, Japanese Grandma's Cafe. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:30:26 EST Yesterday We had an active shooter drill yesterday with all of the important personnel (first, emergency, red cross, etc.). We were hiding in one of our offices for about an hour. Glad it wasn't longer than that, but it was good practice. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:08:11 EST Thursday It's library day today. I can't wait to see what new books are out there. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:07:44 EST Hump day It's hump day....yay. It's the middle of the week, and the weekend is getting closer. Nothing planned for this weekend so it should be the usual. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:15:19 EST Tuesday Wow, it's winding down. The "summer" is coming to an end. Faculty return to duty on the 15th. So quickly the summer has passed by. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:51:46 EST 8/8 Our granddaughter was born 8 years ago. She's celebrating her birthday with a "pirate" cake and a dinner at Kauai Ramen. We will join them tonight! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 9 Aug 2016 04:39:54 EST It's Sunday It's another Sunday. However, our granddaughter is here because she didn't want to go to Lihue with her family. Last night they stayed at the Grand Hyatt, and my daughter-in-law has a friend who is diamond status. They got a really nice suite--top of the line. It was like a condo and it was super nice! They even had access to the Grand Club which is similar to the eticket club at the Disneyland Hotel where they have four "mini meals." We had a light dinner and desserts. <BR> <BR> Happy spark... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 22:06:31 EST Saturday I got my hepatitis A shot today. Hubby got his on Thursday but because he is under Medicare, he didn't need his doctor's prescription. I had to wait for my doctor's prescription. There's an outbreak currently on Oahu and a few cases on Kauai. It's quite scary since an airline attendant is one of them who got it. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 6 Aug 2016 21:09:48 EST Friday It's Friday. I was busy at work helping our new Office Assistant with different tasks. Not much time to spark today! <BR> <BR> We attended the last bon dance of the season. Bon dance is a celebration to honor the dead and there's Japanese dancing, food, games, and fellowship. I saw two of my high school classmates there. It was quite nice. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 06:51:41 EST Thursday I took the day off to be with hubby who had eye surgery today. He has angle closure glaucoma. He's home now recovering. It wasn't too bad, but he needs to rest. He also got a hepatits A shot today. There's been an outbreak in Hawaii, and even some on Kauai. I need to wait for my doctor to send the prescription over to get my shot. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 5 Aug 2016 01:03:06 EST Hump Day Yay it's hump day. I'm off tomorrow since my hubby will have eye surgery. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:52:19 EST Rainy day This summer has been weird. We have more rain than usual. Today's a rainy day. Luckily when I arrived at work, it wasn't raining. Then it started to pour a few minutes later. My timing was good today! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 2 Aug 2016 14:22:36 EST Monday It's Monday...and August 1. The public school started today. Granddaughter is in the 3rd grade; our grandson starts kindergarten. We will have only one going to the CDC on base...our little granddaughter who is 3 years of age. <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:11:17 EST Sunday It's Sunday....mostly sunny but a few scattered showers. It's our house cleaning day. Going to tackle that now. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:31:29 EST Saturday It's Saturday, laundry day. Had a late start so the towels are in the dryer. The rest of the clothes are dry. We went to Subway to use our "buy one 6" and get a 6" for free with a purchase of a fountain drink." We got our veggie patty sandwiches and drink. I also gave away four $1 off a footlong coupons that I had and didn't plan to use. Coupons expire tomorrow, so I saved 4 people $1 each. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 31 Jul 2016 01:12:42 EST Missed a day Well it looks like I missed a day yesterday. Daughter took vacation, so I went shopping after work. Went to the library briefly (just under the wire before closing). <BR> <BR> Glad today's Friday! Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:25:01 EST Hump day Yay, it's hump day. Tonight we are attending a KIUC (our electric cooperative) meeting. They will be giving light bulbs, bags of rice, and chili and rice to the first 350 attendees. We are going after exercise to get our goodies...and of course, to listen to what KIUC is up to. <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:48:24 EST Tuesday Hubby has a dental appointment in Lihue today, so we have a lunch date. Not sure if our granddaughter will be with us. She was supposed to stay with hubby, but who knows? <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:11:37 EST Monday Yay, it's a new week. We have a new permanent employee starting today. It's been six months with a temporary person (who could do everything except for a pcard), so it's great to have someone who can do all the tasks needed for the division. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:53:28 EST Sunday It's a muggy Sunday. Tropical Storm headed our way. Hopefully it won't be too bad. House cleaning today. Starting to rain... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:18:26 EST Saturday We went to Lihue to get hubby's car serviced. Then headed to a hurricane preparedness workshop at the armory. Grands came over for a little bit and we picked some tangelo off our tree. Now to head to the post office to check the mail and then have dinner. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:35:33 EST Last night Hubby and I attended the CDC (Child Development Center) graduation for Pre-K students. Our grandson was one of the graduates. It was a nice program to see what they learned. There were 8 graduates, and 3 of them going to Eleele School with our grandson. After the program, there was a dinner at Shenanigans. We got the pizza and pasta buffet. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:48:35 EST