ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Holiday today It was a day off for me today. Granddaughter came over (no school but parents worked!) so we babysat with her. Did some cleaning, donating, and updated our passports. Not sure when and where we're going, but just getting ready. <BR> <BR> It was our grandson's 10th birthday too. He lives in California. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:27:13 EST Good night Good night everyone! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:41:38 EST Pet sitting Daughter is pet sitting this week. She walks two dogs and takes care of them along with a cat and some aquaponic fish. What this means is that we leave from work early, so I got to see our three grandkids today...yay. I also got to go walking witgh hubby. We took a leisurely walk for about 45 minutes. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:06:33 EST Short week Yay, we have a holiday on Thursday...Prince Kuhio Day! And it's a quiet week with spring break! Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:53:48 EST Sunday It was a nice day yesterday. Did the laundry, hung them out in the sunshine, and had a nice relaxing day after. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:35:09 EST Technically it's Friday It's 11:06 pm Friday, but my spark site indicates that it is already Saturday. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:07:03 EST Healthy Eating demo Today we had a healthy eating demo: tofu curry. It was spicy and yummy! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:47:16 EST Hump day Happy hump day everyone! Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:40:19 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wearing green today....not the real emerald looking color but more of a olive tone. I don't have a green dress.... My favorite color is blue so you know that my wardrobe has more of that than anything else. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:11:14 EST Monday It was a typical Monday....Meeting at 3 pm. It was a little long winded but we got some stuff done. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:19:46 EST Sunday Well it's Sunday....clean house day. The usual things we do. Hope it's nice and sunny out! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:40:42 EST Today Went to the community market this morning and bought some kale, long beans, and mushrooms. Trying the mushrooms for the first time. Had a nice day with the family--daughter, hubby, and myself. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:24:19 EST Another cold day This morning it was 55 again! Brrr.... these cold mornings make you want to stay in bed! Too bad I have to go to work. The afternoons warm up to the 70s so it's not so bad. Evenings and early mornings are when it's been cold! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:08:38 EST Still cold It's still cold, but not as bad as Monday or Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:35:23 EST Not as cold This morning it was not as cold as the two previous mornings. It's hump day! Yay.... We'll have a holiday in two weeks! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:58:56 EST Brrrr Yesterday morning and this morning's temperature was 55 degrees! That's cold for us. Didn't want to get out of the warm bed. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:47:28 EST Funny Yesterday my bedroom clock automatically sprung forward one hour even though the instructions have a setting for Hawaii Standard Time. We don't do daylight savings time here. Nevertheless, when I went out to the dining room, I noticed the clock that hangs near the desk in the living room was an hour behind. I thought to myself, "Um, must be our granddaughter played with the clock." She sometimes does that when we say, "It's time to go home soon," and she will move the time back. Only thi... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:24:42 EST Back home It's so nice to be back home. Being on Oahu for two days was great, and it was a great conference. Got to meet my counterparts from Maui and the Big Island, and Leeward CC too. Sessions were great, food was good, hotel was nice, but it's great being back home. Got a late flight back last night, and it's nice sleeping in my own bed! Of course, I missed by hubby too! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:15:47 EST Tomorrow Tomorrow daughter and I go to Honolulu along with about 50 of us from the college. We are attending a two-day (yes, Saturday too!) conference on Oahu. Staying overnight at the Ala Moana hotel and fly back Saturday night. <BR> <BR> Only thing is that we have to leave the house at 5:30 to catch the 7 am flight! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! <BR> <BR> P.S. Friday-Saturday's sparking will be very sparse, but I will try to get some sparks in! Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:19:00 EST Hump day It's hump day. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 5 Mar 2015 03:45:05 EST Girls Day It's 3/3 otherwise known as Girls Day. I had a picture of the castle I got as a baby for my first Girls Day, but can't find it on my phone. Shucks! <BR> <BR> Anyway, happy sparking! Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:08:01 EST Third month Wow how quickly two months have already passed by! We're now into March and getting into the groove of things. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking my spark friends! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:23:13 EST Sunday We cleaned the house today, which is our usual task. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:32:16 EST Sad day Today my friend and I attended our classmate's funeral. He was our classmate since kindergarten, and although I hadn't seen him since our last class reunion (which was our 8th grade reunion), I often thought of him. David was riding his bike and was hit on super bowl Sunday. He was a great person and will miss him! <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:10:13 EST Skipped yesterday It was a busy day time to blog. Anyway, I'm glad it's Friday! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:12:21 EST Had fun Yesterday we had a line dancing session. It was quite fun although my "two left feet" sometimes went in the wrong direction. Oh well, I wasn't cut out to be a dancer. "Need more practice!" <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:10:01 EST Line dancing I'm not one for dancing. The only dancing I did was in high school when the bon season rolled around (during the summer months). Today our Active for Life team is sponsoring a Line Dance session for all to enjoy. We had a briefing yesterday, and hope I can remember the steps! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:11:50 EST Monday We have our Monday meeting today at 3 pm. Hope it doesn't go beyond 4 pm. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:58:10 EST Sunday One more day of rest then it's back to work on Monday. Today is housecleaning day. The usual grind of the weekend...laundry on Saturday, housecleaning on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:21:07 EST New washer I am using our new GE washer today. Our old Maytag was almost 8 years old and started to leak oil from the compressor. This new one is so quiet, I can't even tell it's washing clothes! I'm happy. The sun is out and the wind is blowing so the clothes are drying quickly! Yay! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:23:27 EST TGIF I'm so glad it's Friday. It's been a busy week! Today we had a health and wellness cooking demo: steamed salmon salad. It was quite delicious! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:22:19 EST Regents are here The board of regents are here.... daughter and I had to do an airport run to pick up some of the visitors. I got to drive the Nissan Leaf, which was quite nice! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:06:47 EST Hump day I finally feel like I am over the "hump" with the piles of work on my desk! I can finally see the surface of my desk! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:05:37 EST Feels like Sure feels like a Monday, but I know it's a short week! Yay. Just bought our garage door.... next to find the $$. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:59:25 EST Projects We're installing a garage door because the neighbor's cats come and sleep on our cars. We're tired of having scratches on the hood, so we decided to enclose the garage and install a garage door. We also need to repaint the house and reroof.... a whole ton of money, but it's all worth the cost. Better to keep the house in good shape. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:08:26 EST Today Today was a very nice day. We had our annual breakfast brunch at school. Buffet line consisted of fresh fruits (cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, grapes, banana, pineapple), rice, potatoes obrien, scrambled eggs, portuguese sausage, eggs benedict, omelets made to order, pancakes, pastries (banana bread, muffins, croissants, etc.), carving station, juice, coffee, and water. I've been watching my intake of sweets, fats, sodium, so my breakfast consisted of fresh fruits, a little scrambled ... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:13:11 EST Skipped yesterday I had a busy day yesterday. Social security and health fund workshop, then ergonomic workshop after lunch. The weather was windy and rainy. <BR> <BR> Today is such a nice day. We went to Kapaa for our haircuts, had lunch at Deli and Bread, did some shopping. Now we're doing laundry. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:57:02 EST Thusday Got 12 on my spark activity tracker today! Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:07:59 EST on vacation Our granddaughter is having a valentine's day lunch today at school. She asked her grandpa and me to attend. That's why I'm on vacation! We're getting her favorite McDonald's for lunch; we're making sandwiches. Her parents will also join in the fun. It should be nice! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:23:06 EST Tuesday Got to work this morning to find our conference room glass in the door was cracked. It didn't produce shards of glass, but it was sort of a pretty lacy privacy glass design. We can't figure out what happened. It was "normal" when we left yesterday.... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:11:49 EST Monday We had our usual Monday meeting. Attendance was good (only one absence) and we accomplished a lot. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:25:06 EST Sunday It's Sunday, our housecleaning day. Hope to do that soon so that we can do other things. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:22:25 EST Celebration We had dinner at Roy's tonight in celebration of hubby's birthday (actual birthday was 2/2). Although we went our on his birthday with our son and family, tonight was just the three of us. It was very nice and we enjoyed the relaxed dining and the food was great! We indulged in our sweets with an apple dessert, chocolate souffle, and flourless chocolate cake, compliments of the restaurant! Now to work it all off...tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 03:38:27 EST Lunch with Hubby Went to lunch with hubby today at Kalapaki Joe's. They just opened their 3rd location on Kauai. It was a little loud (music blaring), service was a litle slow, but the food was good. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 6 Feb 2015 22:16:26 EST Thursday It's almost the end of the week. Time flies quickly, especially when you're busy. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:56:40 EST Hump day Today is our son's birthday. We went out to dinner to celebrate. <BR> <BR> Other than that it was a busy day. Happy sparking! Thu, 5 Feb 2015 02:58:28 EST Yesterday Yesterday was my hubby's birthday. We surprised him with a "lawn care" session, dinner at Kauai Ramen, and his favorite an pan for dessert! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:18:00 EST Monday Boss is on Oahu today, but it's quite busy. Happy sparking everyone! Mon, 2 Feb 2015 18:11:55 EST Sunday Woo hoo.... my strawberries are finally giving us some normal sized fruit. Last March I got 4 plants from MDA. The first crop was so tiny... well it was not even a crop. We planted it in a topsy turvy planter. Not much luck there. Now I have three healthy plants that my hubby transplanted into normal pots. They are many strawberries of "normal" size. So happy! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:57:39 EST Lots of happenings We're adding a garage door to keep out the neighbor's cats. They make themselves "at home," and sleep on our cars. They even think our yard is theirs. So the windows for the back wall were delivered today. Our contractor is getting the prep work done. Also finally someone who could give us a quote on our rain gutters came to give us an estimate. We've had the gutters since the late 1970's, and in recent years, they have deteriorated, especially since our last "tenting," the gutters are ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:07:02 EST