AUNTRENEE's SparkPeople Blog AUNTRENEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sorry for the delay Sorry that I haven't posted anything in over a week but there wasn't much to talk about. Plus I went to bed before I got to post anything. <BR> <BR> I got a $30 gift card from our minister to Target and I used it that day for a pair of knee high boots this past Sunday. The day before I went to where one of my friends work and she got me my Christmas gift. She works in a beauty supply store. That day she got me 4 mini bottles of nail polish in purple, green, pink and neon orange and an angel... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:52:06 EST A slow few days Sorry that I haven't posted in a while but there hasn't been much to post. Dad having his therapy yesterday and me fighting my TOM right now. My TOM is almost over but it feels like its been around forever. <BR> <BR> Tuesday I realized that I didn't post anything when I was asleep. I didn't feel like getting up just to post something. Plus my TOM was really bugging me that night to where it almost kept me up. <BR> <BR> I was going to watch more of the NCIS DVD set that I got today but I mig... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:06:31 EST Feeling tired I'm feeling tired all day like I was on my birthday. My TOM has started and I'm not usually this tired. We had a somewhat of a long day with dad having his physical therapy and we had a gloomy day with the weather. I'm hoping that we don't go anywhere tomorrow because I know that my TOM will get heavy and I will be need to go to the bathroom a lot. <BR> <BR> I got some money for birthday/Christmas from friend who worked with dad in the factory. She sent me $30.00. I got NCIS Season 11 (this... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:54:40 EST Thanks for the birthday wishes Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm just glad that we didn't do anything yesterday because I wasn't in the mood to do anything. I got a birthday gift of cranberry nut mix from my first grade teacher who I go to church with. I ate the whole container but I'm not sure how to put it in. I ate 6 servings worth. I will add it here in a bit. <BR> <BR> I walked to and from church today. Took me 36 minutes round trip (18 minutes to church and another 18 minutes coming home). And I was wearing boots... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:08:31 EST Did what I wanted to do today I got to do what I wanted to do today for my birthday. Absolutely nothing. Just went uptown to get the mail, got some lunch, and came home where we stayed for the rest of the day. I really didn't want to do anything at all. I did crochet and get on the computer. It felt great in doing nothing. We might e doing the same thing tomorrow after church. <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:22:15 EST Plans for my birthday I'm not going to go anywhere. Don't want to do anything. Not in the mood for some of the local places to eat. Some of the places that I could go to take over an hour to get too and the prices are too high. I'm just wanting to stay home and veg out. I'm hoping that dad doesn't try to convince me to go somewhere if someone else invites us. I'm not in the mood to go anywhere. <BR> <BR> Why do you need to celebrate something like a birthday with food? I don't. I might of did back when I was heav... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:13:51 EST Quiet day Today was somewhat quiet day. We didn't do a whole lot. Tomorrow we will with dad's physical therapy in the afternoon. I will have this with me tomorrow while he's doing that. I won't be able to work on a crocheted leftover yarn afghan that I'm working on because its getting pretty good size and if tomorrow's therapy session is anything like it was yesterday, he won't take long. <BR> <BR> I did work on the leftover yarn afghan this morning. The pattern calls it a hexagon but its a pentagon.... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:58:23 EST Need some sleep Today has been a long day. Didn't get much of a nap this afternoon. Wish that I did though. But its almost time to go to bed. <BR> <BR> Dad may have to have surgery on his right wrist for carpel tunnel again. He hasn't had it done in a long time. In 1989 was the last time. It might help with that side since he had a cramp in that side in 2009. He has symptoms of having problems with it. <BR> <BR> No headaches to start off the day. Just aches and pains. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:40:57 EST Slow week so far This week is going by slow. Tomorrow is going to be long. Dad has a chiropractor appointment in the morning and physical therapy in the afternoon. I hope that I'm near a power outlet tomorrow when he's having therapy so just in case I need to use it. <BR> <BR> I had a headache when I got up this morning and then I didn't take anything until 8 hours later and totally regretting it. I had a nasty headache. But its gone now. Been figuring out what could be causing it. It might be doing some spl... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:41:31 EST Not looking forward to Saturday I know that it is only Monday but I'm not looking forward to Saturday. My birthday is this Saturday. I will be 37 years old. I have no idea what I'm going to do yet. I wouldn't mind not doing anything that day. I know that I should but I'm not sure. After last year with all the snow we got, we went as far as the pizza place uptown. <BR> <BR> Dad will be having physical therapy on his shoulders and neck. The doctor who did his knee replacement surgery in 2010 suggested it. His right knee is ... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:36:26 EST Headaches are gone I woke up with a headache this morning. I took something for it when I was taking my medicines. I drank some hot tea this morning and it was gone. I didn't have to take anything for it again until noon and again around 6pm. But no hot tea. I haven't crocheted yet. If I can't sleep tonight I may crochet then. <BR> <BR> I walked to church this morning and back home. It took me 18 minutes to get to church and 17 minutes to get home. My dad didn't get up until I got home. I got home late because... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 21:36:34 EST Feeling better but fighting headache Feeling a lot better with no sinus pressure. The zpack has really helped. But now I'm fighting a headache but not sinus. I took something it almost 6 hours now and its still clinging. Might take something for it before I go to bed. I may take some sinus medicine just in case it is a sinus headache. Was planning on fixing hot tea but I don't think that I can wait for the water to heat up. Not even food helped with my headache when I ate. <BR> <BR> I even crocheted thinking that it might help ... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 21:54:35 EST Finally feeling better I'm feeling better now. I called the doctor's office and asked if the doctor could prescribe something for my sinuses and ringing in my right ear that I've been fighting for about 14 months. Well, still got the ringing of ear but sinuses feel better. The doctor prescribed a z pack. My teeth still hurt and its going to take a while until those feel better. My teeth on the right side (the side that the sinuses were bugging me) were REALLY bothering me when I was eating supper. I couldn't eat a... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 21:38:35 EST Sinuses are killing me tonight My sinuses are killing me right now. But did take something for them a while ago and it hasn't gotten the chance to kick in yet. I was going to call the doctor but by the time that I was going to do it was, the doctor's office was closed. I'm just hoping that they start to feel better before I go to sleep. I'm also nursing a hot tea right now. Its been a long time since I've felt this much pain. It was when my mom died. And that's been over 8 years ago. I'm also doing something that might sou... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:44:11 EST Somewhat okay with sinuses Thanks for all of the suggestions on what I could do. I can't wear Breath Rights because they won't fit on my nose no matter if they're adult or kids size. Plus my oldest brother said that it made his sinus drain and made him sicker (he just turned 46 years old today). I know that I will be taking some sinus medicine with me tomorrow because dad has a doctor appointment with the doctor who did his knee replacement in 2010. I know that my sinuses will be bugging me at the time of his appointme... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 21:47:53 EST Spoke too soon on sinuses Around 11pm last night I had to take some sinus medicine and Tylenol to help with the pain. I didn't get back to sleep about midnight. Talk about being sore. I got better sleep after that. I'm so close in calling the doctor to see what he thinks. I can breath okay but its either nasal swelling or sinus pressure making me hurt. The medicine that I'm taking I can take every 4 hours. Sometimes I'm starting to get sore before then and sometimes its okay an hour or more afterwards. Its been about ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 22:01:42 EST Sinuses are better I'm feeling somewhat better. I don't think that I will be taking anything for them tonight. It will be the first time in a week that I won't need anything. It feels good. <BR> <BR> My aunt is back home. I was waiting for dad and my uncle (the only brother he has left) called to tell us that she's home. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 22:00:36 EST What a day Over an hour before I walked to church this morning, I get a phone call from another step cousin. His mom had a heart attack last night and was in Peoria in on of the hospitals but wasn't sure what they were going to do. So when I got home from church, dad was up and he said that he talked to his brother. The brothers said that the put a short stent in today and probably go home tomorrow. She told us when we were leaving to come home (an hour drive from home) that she is going to quit smokin... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:56:36 EST Full day of fun Dad and I went up to Le Claire, IA, today to visit the home of the American Pickers. Mike and Frank wasn't there and neither was Danielle. It was a bit more crowded with people and they had more stuff in the original building and new building. And their first van that they used to go around doing their pickings was there. We then went to Moline to a store that we've been there before and ended up getting 3 DVDs for $2.99 each (originally $5.99). I did get pictures at the American Pickers wit... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:30:21 EST Fought sinus headaches all day I fought the stupid sinus headaches today. I'm sitting here in my room and they're bugging me right now. I'm hoping for relief before going to bed I about an hour. <BR> <BR> Got a new camera today at Target. I got a Nikon Coolpix L330 with 20.2MP, 26x zoom, and a 3" screen. It is originally $229.99 but we got it for $99.00. Dad is considering it as my birthday/Christmas gift. My birthday is 2 weeks from tomorrow. It is nice. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:28:08 EST Happy Thanksgiving Hope that everyone had great Thanksgiving. We did. We went up to my step cousin's house and it was just me and my dad, step cousin, his wife and daughter. Pretty much all day we watched football and GSN. Sold a set of pot holders. My step cousin's wife forgot to put out the cranberry sauce but I put some in when I was fixing some of the food to bring home. Well, it was good food. Especially the turkey that we bought at Aldi's. I didn't have too bad of headaches. I took some Excedrin while we ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:53:11 EST Feeling somewhat better but still fighting the sinuses I'm feeling better tonight but my sinuses are still bugging me. I had a headache off and on all day long. There were a few times that I almost got dark chocolate but couldn't find what I wanted. <BR> <BR> Got a pair of new boots. They're black with a gold like chain across the front. They have about a 2" chunky heel and ankle high. They were originally $44.99 but got them for $13.48. I'm going to wear my new red dress tomorrow when we go to my step cousin's house. <BR> <BR> The roads were g... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:54:18 EST Can you divorce your sinuses? I'm wishing that I could divorce my sinuses. They are killing me today. This morning around 4am they made me take the last of my sinus medicine and wouldn't let me go back to sleep. I wanted to sleep until around 5 or 6 am but not my sinuses. So I've been up since then. I didn't get any sinus medicine until around 2pm and getting a REALLY nasty sinus headache. I got rid of it about 3 pm but took something about 7pm. Hot tea helps with my sinus headaches too. <BR> <BR> Going to have to wait u... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:45:03 EST Still fighting sinuses I'm still fighting my sinuses but I'm not tired like I was yesterday. I was hoping that my headache would be gone by today but it comes and goes. I'm hoping that I can get rid of it tonight when I'm asleep. I just wish that I could pop my neck so I can get rid of the headache. Its the only way that I can get rid of it. And hot tea. I'm so close in fixing a cup of hot tea. <BR> <BR> I got one of the scarves done. I got the school colors scarf done. I did that one in crochet. I'm doing the NFL... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:45:47 EST Fighting sinuses My sinuses are being a pain today. I've been fighting them off and on all day long. 3 doses of Excedrin and 2 doses of sinuses medicine and I'm hoping that I don't have to put up with them tomorrow. But I am tired. <BR> <BR> I walked to church today. But I didn't walk home because my dad picked me up. It took me 16 minutes to get to church. I would of been there sooner if I didn't have to stop and tie my shoe. I took my umbrella with me because I wanted to be prepared if it rained. It was sp... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:27:17 EST No freezing rain We didn't get any freezing rain last night. Got some rain but it must of been before I got up this morning. That's about it. <BR> <BR> My sinuses are killing me. I hope that they clear up before I have to go to sleep tonight. <BR> <BR> I'm half way done with one of the scarves. I'm doing a school colors scarf right now. The salesman who sold us our van is going to get it. He lives in the other town that we are with in schools and sports. He has a son on the football team. I'm on the other h... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:38:54 EST A smaller homemade Christmas gits list I just have more gifts to go. 2 scarves & 2 no sew fleece throws. I am not sure how many more I'll add to it. The people who receive these gifts better treasure these gifts, <BR> <BR> We're suppose to get freezing rain tonight but I'm hoping that it blows over. We're suppose to get in the 50s this weekend and the 30s & 40s next week. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:53:18 EST Got a good night sleep I got a good night sleep last night. I don't think that I got up at all last night. I was a little groggy this morning after feeding the pets. I tried to fall asleep on the way home from supper tonight but it didn't last long. I didn't want to fall asleep because it was dark and the deer run at night. <BR> <BR> Went to Aldi's today. They opened a new store in the town we go to a lot. We went there to get a turkey. Got a 10.65 pound turkey and took it to my step cousin's house. Plus got some ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:45:44 EST Dad's colonoscopy Everything went fine for dad's colonoscopy. Nothing serious. That's good. Dad's in his recliner asleep. Don't blame him. He's tired. He slept in his recliner last night so he could be near the bathroom. He brought me a chocolate muffin (not gluten free) from where he had something to eat and it didn't taste great like it use to. It tasted burned. It use to taste really chocolaty but it doesn't now. And now I regret eating it because I was a little light headed and guilty. <BR> <BR> The reaso... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:12:23 EST Slow and crazy day Today was a slow and crazy day. We never left the house because dad had to get prepared for tomorrow. I'm not ready for tomorrow. Still might not be going to go with dad tomorrow because I wasn't feeling well this morning. Had an upset stomach and had to set in the bathroom twice. With my TOM going on, I do have upset stomachs. I felt so bad that I fell asleep in my dad's recliner for a couple of hours. Might be staying up late tonight with the amount of sleep that I had in the recliner. I sh... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:31:25 EST Bored We didn't go anywhere today. It gave me a chance to finish up a scarf for my step cousin. With what I have left is 3 scarves, 3 sets of pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. I know that one scarf is a ruffle scarf but not sure how I'm going to do the other 2 scarves yet. By the time that I get to those scarves, I will figure it out how I want to do them. <BR> <BR> I don't think that I'm going to go with my dad for when he gets his colonoscopy because I know that my TOM will be heavy and I'... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:39:09 EST Needing to relax I wish that I could relax right now. It would help with my TOM right now. I know that I started it yesterday but its just that I would relax a lot better. I am hoping that I can get rid of it before Wednesday. If not, I'm not going with dad to the hospital when he has his colonoscopy. I don't like doing a lot of movement when I'm on it . It makes it heavier. <BR> <BR> I wanted to do more knitting on my step cousin's scarf but I didn't. I'm hoping that can do some more tonight if I'm not too ... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:52:55 EST Keeping busy with the weather We have a winter storm going on right now but it is just light. But I've seen on Facebook that the roads are slick. I'm glad that I got some more stuff to make more Christmas gifts. I got more stuff to make scarves, pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. Plus I have leftover yarn to make an afghan and more pot holders. I finished up a set of pot holders (the last of the yarn that I got at Wal-Mart and the last time I'll be getting yarn there) and a camouflage scarf for a 3 year old. I'm work... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:55:08 EST Long and slow day Dad had an appointment today with the lung doctor. They said that we were late. His appointment was at 9:30am. We told them no it was 11:30am. Dad looked at the appointment card that he got and it said 10:30am. But he did get in to see the doctor. Everything is fine and he goes back in March. <BR> <BR> Took a vehicle to another town for the garage here in town. It belongs to the owner of the garage's father-in-law. At first we thought that we might have to bring it back but they got it done.... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:50:53 EST Slow day It was such a slow day. Dad had a chiropractor appointment and we thought that we were going to take a vehicle to another town to get an alignment but we are going to take it tomorrow to get the alignment done. Dad has a appointment with the lung doctor in the morning and then the alignment in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Dad was suppose to have an appointment with the doctor that did his knee replacement got changed. He was suppose to have an appointment on Monday (a follow up from yesterday) ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:55:05 EST Busy week starts tomorrow Busy week for doctors appointments start tomorrow. Dad sees a neurologist about a possible pinch nerve causing his right arm to feel dead even though he can use it. And might be causing the right leg to feel like its sore a lot. Dad saw this neurologist before and this doctor said that if he had a stroke it wouldn't of years ago and not show up in what he had dad do in tests. I'm hoping that the doctor can suggest something else to see what's going on then. Wednesday he goes for his monthly c... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:44:47 EST I don't need this s**t right now Okay at church, I found out that a classmate of mine from high school had a stroke when she was in Colorado. She had double vision and a few others. Her aunt is with her and she's doing this out patient. She's 35 years old. A few weeks ago she was in a marathon. I hope that she gets to feeling better soon. Then in an email I found out hat my uncle in Omaha has cancer in his rectum. Its curable and they found it early. What's next? Sun, 9 Nov 2014 21:33:17 EST A sad end to a good season Our high school football team lost their 2nd round game today to a 13th seat team. We lost 58 to 44. We had great season. We ended our season 10-1. That isn't too bad for the 2nd season since the schools consolidated last year. We got this far last year too. A good majority of the varsity team were seniors. I heard 19 from someone. We are proud of them. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow our church and the Methodist Church is going to have a worship service for our vets. We will be doing it at 11am. Our u... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:47:24 EST Felt like crud today I had such a nasty headache today that I thought that I was going to have my dad take me to the doctor or emergency room. But the worst of it was gone. Just had to put up with the mild headache. The headache made me feel numb, blurred my vision, feel sick to my stomach, and a really nasty headache. But by the time I was going to say something to dad, the feeling went away and I was starting to feel better. I had a snack and I started to feel better. That goes with supper when I still ha a hea... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 21:47:15 EST Figured out the reason for the gain My TOM is getting close in coming and that's a big reason why I gained. But I did get a pound off. I think that I did cheat on what I ate but I'm no sure what though. That happens when I am getting close in having my TOM every month. But I don't usually gain weight. It levels out. Plus my stomach was upset this morning after breakfast. So I had antiacids and Sierra Mist this morning after I got home. That is about how I am when I have an upset stomach. <BR> <BR> My sister-in-law in Minnesota... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 21:48:26 EST WTF with my weight I checked my weight last night before I went to bed and I weighed 212 pounds. This morning when I checked it and I weighed 217 pounds. I know that it can't be the amount of food that I've eaten or me getting close in having my TOM because I don't gain like that. I had my clues in losing weight and I'm regular in the morning when I get up. I am usually regular through the day. I do a lot of walking and drink as much as I can. I need to do my trick with the hot tea. I found out that if I drin... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:35:50 EST Long day Today has been a long day with dad's appointment this morning. He will be having a colonoscopy 2 weeks from tomorrow at 7:30am. His youngest brother will be taking us up. So I'm going to be tired after that day. I'm just glad that his appointments are not going to be all bundled up this month. The doctor told him what and not to eat. Like fruits and veggies that has the letter P in the name and no citrus. He has to cut back on his coffee intake. Well he does drink less than he use to when I w... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 21:24:50 EST Another appointment rescheduled Well, another appointment of my dad's has been rescheduled. This one was suppose of been a week ago today, then rescheduled for Friday and today the doctor's office called this morning and told they want him to come in tomorrow morning at 10:45. Okay, what's going on here? What's next? This doctor will call us on the way up to this appointment and reschedule it back to Friday? So I guess we will be going and see if and when he'll get his colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Getting sick and tired of... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:28:17 EST Not a great day to wear a dress I wore a dress today and it was not a great day to wear one. It was cold and a little windy. It was the only thing that I could grab that was quick to get on this morning. I wore both of my new dresses this weekend. <BR> <BR> Got a new cup today. It was one of those no sweat cups. It was in the clearance Halloween stuff. It clear black skull. If you know me and then you would know that I LOVE NCIS. So the skull is ode to our favorite gal Abby. Last year it was a bracelet that has cobwebs on... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:26:55 EST A quiet day Today was a quiet day. We didn't do a whole lot. We got some coffee at Target and few things. I'm glad that we didn't do a whole lot because I wanted to relax. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another adorable picture of my grandniece Katelynn. She is our little fairy princess. This picture is my background picture on my laptop. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's Katelynn wi... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 21:40:41 EST Happy Halloween!!! Happy Halloween everyone!!! Hope that everyone had a safe and healthy one. Didn't do a whole lot today. Couldn't get online while at home so when we were somewhere that had wifi I did. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's a picture of my grandniece Katelynn as a fairy princess. She is so cute in this picture. She is my little princess. I can't wait to see this little cutie again. <BR> <BR> We didn't hand out any candy this year. W... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:56:57 EST Too cold The temperatures today didn't get out of the 40s today. It was a bad day to wear a maxi dress. But we weren't out in it for long periods of time. Tomorrow is suppose to be the same way. So I'm going to be wearing the same thing as I wore yesterday. My new hoodie and sweatpants. I have the strangest feeling we are going to be outside a lot tomorrow and I better make sure that I'm warm enough for it. <BR> <BR> I might have to give up my winter jacket but I'm not sure yet. Its a little big but ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:05:54 EST More appointments Well, dad has a neurologist next month on the 11th and then back to the doctor he saw today on the 17th of next month. So next month is going to be busy for dad. If we go to Ohio it will be after the 17th. I better post that on Facebook so my brothers know what's happening. Was going to do it earlier but I was working on pot holders at that time. <BR> <BR> Wore my new hoodie today. It was worth the money. It was nice and warm and it didn't ride up in the front like some of y shirts do. Its g... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:45:23 EST Another appointment changed The appointment that dad was suppose to of had on Thursday got moved to tomorrow at 10:10am. I have no idea why though. <BR> <BR> Got my hoodie today and dad his shirt that has the football playoffs for our high school football team who are undefeated. My hoodie fits perfectly Not too tight and not too loose. It fits just right. I'm glad that I got a size large. Our game is on Saturday at 6pm and we're playing against a team who has a record of 5-4. <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:10:02 EST Doctor appointment rescheduled Well dad was suppose to of had a doctor appointment today at 3:45pm but the doctor had surgery to be at and had to reschedule it on November 7th at 4pm. This is the 2nd doctor that had to reschedule due to emergency surgery. But we didn't waste time. We stopped at the dealership that we got the van at and got it serviced. But I should of took something else to do besides the laptop. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:42:27 EST