ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sunday Quick blog entry. Arrived in LAX through SFO after leaving Lihue Saturday evening. Using the hotel computers so gotta go now. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:04:28 EST Friday Although it's Saturday in some places, it is still Friday on Kauai. It was a busy day today...trying to get things done before I go on vacation. sparking will be very sparse. I will try to log in daily and hope to keep my streak going....but who knows. Anything can happen. I will be back in full force on 7/16. <BR> <BR> I find it hard to blog on my phone....anyone has suggestions? <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:21:10 EST Busy day It was a busy day today. Did 4 interviews today (originally we had 8, then 4 canceled). <BR> <BR> Getting ready to go on vacation. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:24:51 EST Hump day Going over the hump..... happy sparking everyone! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:08:21 EST Tuesday The boss is away for a conference and will be back on Friday. We have one day to catch up on work and then I'm off on vacation for three weeks! Yay! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:04:35 EST Monday's Monday. Gotta see what's left to be done before I go on vacation. It's hard because there's no one to "take over" my job. But it's all good. I just need to make sure that whatever needs tending to while I'm gone is assigned to someone else. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:13:45 EST Sunday It's the beginning of a new week. Last week of work for us as we are off to the big land on Saturday. Kinda scary as this is the first time we will be mostly on our own (hubby, daughter, and me), 7 days in CA and 5 days in OR. <BR> <BR> Looking for suggestions on places to stay in CA that is "rural" but near LA, and also Portland, OR. We have our room reservations for both. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:50:16 EST Saturday It's laundry day. Sun is out and a little sprinkles on and off but not enough to drench theclothes. Two batches of laundry are hanging outside; two already dried and picked. <BR> <BR> Getting ready for our trip next week. We'll be gone from Saturday 6/27 until Wednesday 7/15. We are going to Disneyland and meet up with our CA daughter and family. We stay in CA until 7/10 then head to Portland, OR and stay there until the 15th. The main reason we're going to Portland is to experience th... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:54:35 EST TGIF There was a nice turnout last night at the library for the lecture on plantation songs. <BR> <BR> I'm glad it's Friday.....the weekend coming up! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:29:59 EST Library night Going to the library to listen to a lecture on plantation songs. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:54:29 EST Hump day Getting ready to go over the hump. It's a busy day today. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:55:34 EST Tuesday Attending a retirement seminar this afternoon put on by our union. Let's see what information it brings! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:47:55 EST Monday We had a fire drill today. Things went well. Daughter has dental appointment so we leave work early today. Yay....happy sparking! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:20:14 EST Sunday It's house cleaning day. Got stuff all over the living room because we had to take our linens out of the closet for the fan installers to get to the attic. The gable vents didn't fit, so the linens are still out. Hopefully the vents will be installed soon and we can put the linen back. <BR> <BR> It's cloudy and a little drizzly outside. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:38:21 EST Saturday It's Saturday....and it's laundry day. The sun is out although there are a few grey clouds above. But the wind is blowing so the clothes will dry quickly. <BR> <BR> We had our whole house fans installed, and it's quite awesome. A little more noise than we're used to but it's all good. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 13 Jun 2015 19:33:40 EST TGIF It's Friday although it kinda feels like a Monday since we had the day off yesterday! Hope everyone is enjoying the day and have a great sparking day! Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:04:35 EST Holiday It's a holiday today.....well, we can't do much today since our two granddaughters are here with us. They take up a lot of our attention so we can't do much as far as chores around the house. That's okay...we get to spend time with them! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:30:34 EST Hump day We're now over the hump! Tomorrow's a holiday...yay. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:37:42 EST Tuesday It's a quiet day today. The boss is currently attending a luncheon with the governor then he's off to Kapaa HS to meet with some folks there. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 9 Jun 2015 17:45:35 EST Typical Monday Boy I hate Mondays....the computers are always so so so slow. They do the backups on Mondays so it interferes with progress! Everything takes forever to process. <BR> <BR> Happy slow sparking Monday! Mon, 8 Jun 2015 17:41:01 EST Sunday It's cleaning day. Seems like a nice day (haven't gone outside but it seems "bright" in the house. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 7 Jun 2015 15:06:46 EST Saturday It's Saturday...laundry day. The sun is out, there are grey clouds in the sky, and a little sprinkling of rain. Not sure how the day is gonna turn out; however, laundry is hanging on the lines! Hope they dry in the weird weather! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:10:36 EST TGIF Yay, it's Friday....I'm glad the weekend is coming up. Hubby and I will be spending time together this afternoon. Daughter will go to the bon dance so she is going home early. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 5 Jun 2015 22:09:25 EST Thursday It's Thursday....library day for me. The summer reading program has just started, and they now have a program for adults (with prizes!) I go to the library every Thursday (except when they are closed on holidays!) and enjoy going there. We used to take our children to the library every week when they were growing up. Our children are now adults. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:49:39 EST Hump day Glad it's hump day. Soon we'll be over the hump and into the weekend. Can't wait. <BR> <BR> Next week we have a holiday...King Kamehameha Day on the 11th. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 3 Jun 2015 17:54:31 EST Tuesday It's nice to have "full staff" back in the divisions. Two of our Office Assistants (OAs) have been out since March. We have to temps filling in and hopefully we can get them permanently. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:43:20 EST Monday Well, it's the first day of June. Boss is back to work today after a two week vacation. We are planning a vacation at the end of June. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:02:51 EST Sunday It's Sunday. Today is our house cleaning day. We've been conquering some of the cluter around the house as we will be installing a whole house fan system next week. I've had to let go of some things I've had for many years. It's part of the process. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 31 May 2015 14:59:36 EST Saturday It's Saturday...laundry day. The sun is out but it's kinda overcast so not sure what today will be like. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 30 May 2015 19:01:01 EST Natto party Today we had our natto party. For those who don't know what natto is, it is fermented soy beans. It's a bit slimy and smelly, but for those who love it, it's great! We celebrated the end of the semester with a natto party which included natto sushi, natto toast, natto curry, natto poke, okra/yamaimo, and more natto. Those who attended enjoyed every dish! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 29 May 2015 19:35:14 EST Great week It's been a great week....short one, too! Love these 4 day work weeks! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 28 May 2015 21:49:49 EST Yesterday It was a nice swimming event yesterday. Granddaughter is like a little fish in the water. Oh boy, I'm jealous that I can't swim as good as she can! Anyway, have a nice day everyone! Wed, 27 May 2015 14:40:17 EST Swimming Our granddaughter has been taking swimming lessons. (She took lessons last year too.) Her last class is today, and so we are taking off a little early to watch her swim. My hubby says that she's like a little fish in the water. Better than me! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 26 May 2015 20:01:00 EST Holiday It's Memorial Day....a holiday for me. Oh how wonderful to have an extra day to relax (really???) and do stuff together with hubby and daughter. <BR> <BR> Happy Memorial Day my fellow sparkers! Mon, 25 May 2015 17:44:35 EST Sunday It's Sunday, house cleaning day. The sun is out and the weather is nice. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sun, 24 May 2015 15:26:32 EST Nice sunny day Boy it's a hot day today. The sun is out, the laundry is drying on the lines, and I'm about finished with the laundry. Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 23 May 2015 21:25:00 EST Great day Took a vacation day today to see our granddaughter perform at her May Day program. Her class did Kung Fu Fighting, which was very nice! The weather was great. We had to take our mom to Lihue to sign papers (it rained in Lihue) but after that we spent time together. We played "Uno" and it was fun! What a joy it is to spend time with our granddaughter. Hubby gets to spend more time with her because he's retired. Oh well.... that's how it goes. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 23 May 2015 04:52:38 EST Tomorrow Taking a vacation day tomorrow for our granddaughter's May Day program. Looking forward to that. Her class is performing Kung Fu Fighting... hmmm.... Oh well. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 22 May 2015 00:08:02 EST Hump day's hump day. I can't believe we have finished the spring semester and are getting ready for summer session which starts on June 12. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 20 May 2015 14:55:40 EST busy day It's Tuesday...a busy day today. Not much time to spark! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 19 May 2015 23:55:44 EST Party today Today we had our end of the year bash. Food included hot dogs, chili, nacho cheese, taco bar (minus taco shell), veggie platter, chips and dips, pop corn cookies, ice cream and more. <BR> <BR> I had a "veggie dog" consisting of a hot dog bun, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, olives, tomatoes, and a little cheese. I also had a little fries, chips, green beans, skinny cow ice cream sandwich. It was a great way to end the year! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 18 May 2015 22:10:39 EST Sunday Today is house cleaning day. It seems like a nice sunny day today. Hope everyone has a nice Sunday! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 17 May 2015 16:03:15 EST Saturday I'm so glad it's Saturday. Last night we had our graduation, helped out in the VIP tent, and helped with the cleanup. Boy, was I tired!! I'm glad no work today...doing laundry, sun is out, a little sprinkle here and there, but it's all good. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sat, 16 May 2015 20:02:33 EST TGIF graduation It's our graduation day today....and a busy one. Got to do three interviews this afternoon and we are helping at the graduation tonight. <BR> <BR> Glad it's the weekend coming up! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 15 May 2015 15:38:22 EST Lunch today We are going to lunch today. Hubby has errands to do in Lihue. I think we are going to Hookipa Cafe which is on the golf course. We'll see... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 14 May 2015 16:48:46 EST Hump day It's hump day....I'm over the hump. Hopefully the humps and lumps on my desk are getting smaller. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 13 May 2015 23:28:05 EST Hump day It's hump day....I'm over the hump. Hopefully the humps and lumps on my desk are getting smaller. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 13 May 2015 23:28:02 EST Yesterday We had our last Curriculum Committee meeting yesterday and said our goodbyes to two members of the team. They both are leaving the College to go back to CA where they are originally from. It's too bad that their spouses don't like living here. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 12 May 2015 15:05:50 EST Yesterday I had a great Mother's Day yesterday. Started the day with brunch with our two children, three grandchildren, and hubby. We then stopped at Lappert's for my free ice cream cone (for mothers)....they don't do it for fathers. We then cleaned the house and went to dinner at Eating House 1849. We had a very nice dinner. I tried mozarella tomato was first for me, and it was quite delicious. The best part was the free chocolate souffle...yum. <BR> <BR> Have a great sparking day! Tue, 12 May 2015 04:24:58 EST Sunday Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world...and the spark world! Sun, 10 May 2015 14:45:46 EST