ARNETTELEE's SparkPeople Blog ARNETTELEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 10/21 It's our grandson's fourth birthday. He was born 10/21/10, weighed 7.77 pounds. We're celebrating tonight. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:56:21 EST Monday It's back to the grind again, another Monday. The weekend was very rainy and windy, and this morning rained a little, but not much. Ana has passed us at last. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:31:20 EST It's Sunday Looks like we were lucky that Ana is headed away from us. We had some rain and wind last night but it wasn't too bad. The power went off for about 2 hours and hope today is a better day. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:22:58 EST Updates Ana is now a tropical storm and we have had some rain, a little wind, but thank goodness no hurricane. We attended a caregiving seminar this morning sponsored by AARP. It was a great way to spend the morning. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:47:30 EST TGIF It's Friday. Thank goodness! Crossing our fingers and toes that "Ana" doesn't do much damage to us. We are expecting rain on Sunday, but who knows?? <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:12:52 EST Tropical Storm Ana Got some bottled water and toilet paper yesterday. Costco wasn't as crazy as it was the last time we were on storm watch. We should be getting heavy rains on Saturday. Bummer...we were scheduled for a workshop morning. Oh well.... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:30:42 EST Hump day We're preparing for Storm Ana to pass through this weekend. Hopefully she decides to calm down a little and not bother us. Otherwise, it will be something not to look forward to. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Happy hump day! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:30:24 EST Tuesday There's a storm heading our way...hopefully it will pass us by! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:11:31 EST No holiday Today is a federal holiday. Son and daughter-in-law are off, so they pick up the granddaughter after school today. Hubby has a break! They are great pals, though. He'll have time to do his own projects today. Yay! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:02:55 EST Sunday Sunday is our day to clean the house. Will tackle that soon. Weather seems better than yesterday. It was nice and sunny, then it started to rain. Hung the laundry, then picked them, did the dryer thing, and the last two loads were hung out. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:00:48 EST TGIF It's Friday. Ross Dress for Less is opening today. In fact in the news the lines were out the door and there was a 15 minute wait to get in. I will probably wait until things settle down. Yay, another new store for us! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:31:22 EST Open house Tonight we go to the Child Development Center open house at the base. Two of our grandchildren attend (grandson, 4, and granddaughter, 11 months). Should be a great night! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:31:36 EST Today Today we went to get information on our medical plan. My hubby is now retired so it's a different plan from the active employees. Our granddaughter was with us since there's no school this week. We had lunch at the Feral Pig, and it was "okay." A bit disappointed at the slow service. It took us over an hour and the place wasn't busy. Oh well. That's probably the first and last time we eat there. I had a veggie omelet, hubby had a fish sandwich, and daughter had breakfast burrito. Gra... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:01:17 EST Wow... it's Tuesday It was a busy day yesterday so didn't have a chance to blog. Tonight our granddaughter is staying overnight because her mom is on Oahu for training. This week is her winter break so no school. Lucky grandpa gets her all week! Wed, 8 Oct 2014 03:44:35 EST Birthday party Went to Poipu beach for a birthday party for a friend's baby. It's her first birthday. The party was actually postponed when we were faced with potential storm on 8/8. It was such a nice sunny day, and the party was great! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:51:44 EST Saturday It's laundry day....the skies were blue, then the clouds came and a little drizzle. So the clothes are in the dryer. At least they were hung up for a few hours. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 4 Oct 2014 20:33:04 EST Finally It's Friday...yay. Can't wait for the weekend. Although the boss was away this week, it's been a hectic week! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:03:01 EST Thursday Well it's almost the end of the week. This month is a no holiday month for us. As a state employee we had to "give up" Discoverer's Day for Martin Luther King Day in January. I would have preferred to have a holiday this month instead of two in January! Oh well. We get three holidays in November! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:17:12 EST Happy hump day It's happy hump day! The first day of a new month, October. Soon the end of the year will be here. Time flies quickly. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:56:42 EST More changes I noticed a few more changes in sparkpeople. That's great. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's having a great day. I am.... Happy sparking! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:31 EST Monday The boss is in Boston at a conference all week.... that's kinda nice. Have a great week everyone! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:44:32 EST Fun partay... Last night daughter and I attended a "no more periods" partay that our friend hosted. Daughter drew the "part" and we had fun sticking a pad to the appropriate location. I came in third place. We were blindfolded, of course, like pin the tail on the donkey. We had lots of food, fellowship, and fun. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:22:45 EST Partay tonight Going to a "no more periods" partay hosted by our co-worker. Should be fun. Daughter and I are attending. But before that, it's laundry day. Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:17:34 EST Rain We got some rain today. It's been hot and muggy all week, and finally cooling off with the rain. Hope everyone has a great day! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:38:43 EST I like it I like the new look of sparkpeople. Seems that with each improvement, navigating around the website makes it easier. Thanks! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:22:06 EST Yesterday Yesterday was a was acting up; couldn't get to my xdrive to do my minutes and agenda for my meeting. Oh is so much better. Hope everyone's day is going well. Mine is! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:18:40 EST Sunday It's the day to clean the house. It looks like it will be a sunny day today. Yesterday when we were doing our laundry, it started to rain. It was a dryer day for us. We had dinner with our son and family at Kauai Ramen, which is a place where they serve different types of ramen. I had a kim chee ramen, which was pretty good. A little salty for me, but it would be something I would try again. Hubby had seafood fried noodles. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:51:28 EST Saturday Back to normal. Our granddaughter went home last night (she missed her mommy who was on a trip to Oahu). Yesterday got up at 3:15 to get ready to leave the house at 5 for the airport. Daughter had a 6:30 flight to catch. She got back at 10:30 last night. What a long day! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:25 EST Elder Law Hubby and I attended an Elder Law Fair today. Got some valuable information and some goodies--an LED light bulb and a free lunch! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:59 EST Little guest Our 6 year granddaughter stayed over last night and sleep over tonight. Her mom is on Oahu for training so our son needs our help. They have three children, ages 6, 3, and 9 months. Mariana is such a joy. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:38:37 EST Hump day Happy hump day to all. As we inch closer to the weekend, wishing everyone a happy sparking day! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:17:48 EST Tuesday It's another Tuesday. Trying to catch up on some work that needs done. I'm sure I'll get to that today! Happy sparking everyone! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:20:28 EST Monday, Monday It's Monday, the 15th. Half of September is now in the past and soon we will going into the holiday season. You know what that means! Happy sparking everyone! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:30:02 EST Sunday It's another Sunday. It's our house cleaning day. Wish the house would stay clean...of course that won't happen,'s a nice thing to have a clean house! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:23:57 EST Saturday It's Saturday. Laundry day. I bought some bath towels and bath more laundry to wash today! It's all good because we will have some new stuff! Happy sparking everyone! Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:13:36 EST Yay It's Friday At long last, it's the end of the work week. Can't wait for the weekend to relax. Well, am I going to relax? Not really, but it's great that I don't have to "work".... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:08:12 EST Thursday It's Thursday. Getting to the end of the week. It's been very hectic, trying to work on a lot of things at once! Happy sparking everyone! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:58:55 EST Hump Day's hump day. <BR> <BR> Well we have a long spell before our next holiday. We don't have any in October (boo hoo), but we have three in November: election day, Veterans day and Thanksgiving. <BR> Looking forward to that. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:18:35 EST Behind in my blogs With the weekend doing our fumigation, I've been a little behind on my blogs. Anyway, Friday we spent the night at our son's house. We were able to get back into the house on Saturday afternoon. We had to clean the floors because of all the dead insects on the floor. We started unpacking the "bags" of food and other stuff and slowly put new shelf papers in our cabinets. Feels good to know that there will be less bugs in the house! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:49:52 EST We did it! Last night we spent practically all night putting our refrigerator and freezer foods in the plastic bags in preparation for our house fumigation. Boy, I slept at 1 and got up at 4. I can't wait to get to our son's house and relax! We spend all day with the grandkids tomorrow..... happy sparking everyone! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 21:12:33 EST Training Had a 3 hour p-card training this morning. We're switching to a new system come this month so had to learn the ropes of the new process. It should be good. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Wed, 3 Sep 2014 20:45:15 EST Potluck We had a potluck for a colleague who is leaving to take care of his in-law in Sweden. Such a sad day for all of us, but we had lots of food. Hopefully he will return when things get better. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:22:50 EST Getting ready It's a holiday. We're getting things ready for the fumigation on Friday. Packing edible things in plastic bags. Checking everything to make sure we didn't miss anything. Lots of work involved, but worth it! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:01:09 EST Last night Hubby and I had a "date" last night. We had dinner at Grinds. He had fish and I had pasta. It was a nice "date" and we went because our daughter went out to meet her friends. Anyway, today is house cleaning day. We are getting ready to fumigate our house. Lots of things to put in those plastic bags. We got our work cut out! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:24:01 EST New look I like the new look of the Mypoints page; however, I don't like that I must scroll down to get to the view sparkpoints link because it is so far down the page. I think that it should be closer to the top. Just my opinion.... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:25:44 EST Thursday Granddaughter's school has a "meet the principal" night. It was nice to see all the children with their parents. The new principal was a teacher at the high school where my children attended school. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:29:07 EST Hump day Getting over the it's going to be a long weekend! <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:49 EST 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