CHATTIEGIRL's SparkPeople Blog CHATTIEGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hi I am her but not. Have a good day and tomorrow . Going to hit the bed. Callie not good but will have to take care of her. <BR> <BR> Smile Joyce Wed, 6 Jun 2012 19:50:30 EST I DID IT!!!! June 5, 2012 <BR> <BR> Needless to say I took it easy today and would have had a different day if I didn't get phone calls before 8 AM that woke me up. I keep telling the credit card lower your interest to stop calling and they don't. After I hung up to them I tried to go back to sleep, now realize I didn't go to bed till 3 AM. Another call I had to get up because it was with my website and I had to take it. That lasted an hour and a half and I had another call scheduled in an hour. I ate my... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 00:15:26 EST I AM GOING BOWLING!!!! Today when I got up I decided to pick up the bowling ball because my back did not hurt. It did not hurt and I throw it around Angel because she wanted to play and it didn't hurt. I was very happy and have been doing good all day. I ate breakfast and cleaned the kitchen. Then I went outside to walk and stopped and picked 2 handfuls of strawberries. I came in and got a knife and cut the asparagus so I did 2 things I had to bend and made out fine. <BR> <BR> Later I ate lunch and went back out a... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:28:44 EST SUN, POOL AND 30,290 STEPS June 03, 2012 <BR> <BR> It was an active day, a lot of walking and after I almost finished my Spark points I cut Callie and she is not really looking good but she is cool. Number 1 she was not into it and being on the floor with my back was not the best ideal. She tired so I did the best I could and then I tried to get up and that was beyond the point. The race was on so I was listening more than watching while I did her. Dale Jr. did good again today and is in 3rd place only 10 out of 1st. ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 02:53:09 EST BETTER DAY Hurt some when I got up but just start walking and that is what I do every hour. Callie is responding to me better today and when I want her to go outside she does. She is having a time going to the bathroom but hope they will take care of that and the medicine may help. I was a little sore getting up but making out better today. Going to try some exercises and still walking. <BR> <BR> Went out several times to be in the sun and sat on the pool steps and put my feet in. Was a little chilly s... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 21:05:57 EST CALLIE AND I ARE MENDING SLOWLY This morning was up early and ready for the AC man so I was in the kitchen finishing my cup of tea, I had opened the garage and pulled my car out and I heard a noise. I looked outside and no one was there. Then I heard a knock on the garage door in the family room and he was there and already had moved the flowers and dropped the lean too. He was there before 10 AM so it was good I got up early. He was very nice and knew my husband and the family. He is going to put me on an automatic middle ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 23:22:57 EST MY BEAUTIFUL LASSO APSO/COCKIER SPANIEL MIX DOG. This morning I was up early to get hold of the Vet office because Callie is not acting right at all. I told them she was dragging her bottom around in circles, crying and panting. I gave her a bath last night and she wasn't dirty so that concerned me. All night she was up and down and needless to say we didn't get much sleep. They said I could take her in at 10:30 AM and that only gave me 45 minutes to get ready. When I went to bed my back was feeling fine because I walked 21,984 steps and 1... Thu, 31 May 2012 22:28:23 EST ON THE MEND SLOWLY I got up in time to get read to bowl but first I pulled out my 12 pound bowling ball to see if I could bowl and it just wasn't going to happen. I went back to be after taking some aspirin and had to wait to call the lane. Finally got them and they found a sub for me. When I got up I ate a good healthy breakfast to speed up the healing. The Sprint race was coming on at 12 PM and since we had a cook out I didn't get to watch it. I walked and straighten the kitchen anything I could do without b... Wed, 30 May 2012 22:29:43 EST WHOOPS, THOUGH I WAS GOING TO BOWL. Since I had to bowl tonight and tomorrow morning I do not push myself on outside work and walking a lot. I worked on the laptop and did some things around the house but took it easy till I had to pick up DGD at school. She didn't have any homework because most of the work is done. She is still doing work in school but they have 3 more day this week and closing day Monday. I gave her a snack and ate some fruit myself. then she went outside but I couldn't let her swim because there wasn't time ... Tue, 29 May 2012 21:08:54 EST OVER 20,000 STEPS TODAY NOT FINISHED. May 28, 2012 <BR> <BR> I am not walking the 15 minutes each hour I am up but I am walking 30 minutes about 6 to 8 times during the day. Sometimes I have almost 3 miles in 30 minutes and others just under about 2.76 or 2.52 all according to how fast I walk. My highest has been over 26,000 + steps and I am going to beat that this week. <BR> <BR> I ate breakfast and went out and took out the old lawnmower because she is only 32 inches and can get around the pool and picnic table and it only t... Tue, 29 May 2012 01:09:44 EST WHAT A DAY!!!! Today when I got up, and although I was going to bed early it was 2 AM but that is early, I had 1 thing on my mind and that was cut the grass. My old lawnmower was not back and the garden did not get tilled so weeding for me. I ate my breakfast and went out and set to cutting grass. My first problem was getting it out of the garage and it took 4 times trying to do it close corners. I went about cutting the front yard and it was fun because I can zip around bushes without backing up or trying ... Mon, 28 May 2012 01:17:37 EST IF YOU WANT TO REACH YOUR GOAL PUSH. Last night I said I was not going to walk or do exercises but you know me I do not quit and I walked 3.71 miles in 41 minutes and had a total of 11,095 steps with 8,40 miles not my best but done. I did the 7 minute seated arm exercise with the slo pitch and stretching. I went to bed at 2 AM and tossed and turned so i got up at 3 AM. Cleaned the kitchen and scanned the rest of the things I bought on Wednesday. Their was a lot but finally at 5 AM I went to bed. Still wasn't tired but I must of ... Sat, 26 May 2012 21:56:33 EST VERY TIRED TONIGHT Finally Friday and the last day to pick up DGD. Before I left I did my Spark points since I was going to be tied up. I picked DGD up and it had started to rain so I would not have to water the garden. I told her I had to check on my bowling ball so we had to take the umbrellas. We went in and I let her know we where going to bowl and eat dinner We bowled 1 game and I only got 92 because the ball was moving and I had to find the right place to throw it. DGD bowled over her average 72 and 69 an... Fri, 25 May 2012 21:32:59 EST TRYING TO GET BACK TO MY ROUTINE. Today I had to rest in because I have really been pushing. Today picked up DGD and we came home, fixed a snack, worked on her homework and she knew her vocabulary and spelling words . She should do good tomorrow and I am glad that there is just 6 more days but I have 3 more because her Mom does not get off work till the 8th. She is off Monday and hope her father takes off some time during the week and saves me some days to do my work. He has been taking the weekend and then I have almost the ... Thu, 24 May 2012 22:30:21 EST VERY BUSY DAY May 23, 2012 <BR> <BR> First thing this morning I had bowling and my friend has never given me her number so I don't pick her up. Took the van and 1 gas can because I was going to buy some new heavy plastic ones because mine are leaking and it cost to much to loose the gas. Went in and got ready and my teammate was not there. I asked the owner if he pre bowled and he hadn't so there was a guy there that could sub and he was a good bowler. We where bowling against one of the girls I bowled wi... Thu, 24 May 2012 00:25:15 EST GETTING ACTIVE I rested this morning and when I got up I ate breakfast and started the Spark points because I had a lot planned. Straighten up some and then took my shower and got dressed, had to pick DGD up at school and after I was going to get groceries. When I left it was getting dark and it looked like rain. I signed in and went and read a magazine while I waited. They called the children and no GD so they called her again and everyone was gone by the time she came. When we went out I decided to not g... Tue, 22 May 2012 22:38:27 EST FOOLED THE WEATHER It was too rain today and it was sunny and beautiful so we loved it. This morning was slow and it was in the afternoon that it got really nice. I got up early around 9 AM and DGD was up but that is not unusual because she has to be up early for school. I made breakfast and we had french toast strips, scrapple, scrambled eggs with a little sharp cheese, orange juice and herbal tea for me. After we ate I started the dishwasher and cleaned the kitchen. I had an 11 AM conference call I had to get... Mon, 21 May 2012 23:24:10 EST GREAT DAY!!!!!!!! I knew I had to be up early because my SIL was scheduled to come and do my receptacles and bubble covers on the deck today. I was up early by 10.00 AM for me and ate a quick breakfast raisin bread, orange juice and a couple sips of herbal decaf tea and off I went. I started to cut the asparagus and since I couldn't get them for a couple of days it was loaded with skinny tall ones. I cut all the good ones that I could see and then I went in because my back can only take so much. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 20 May 2012 23:27:09 EST I HAD A WILD BRONCO TO BREAK TODAY. I knew with all the rain on the schedule for this next week I had to get the grass cut today. I took my schedule for today and switched it for tomorrow so I ate breakfast and went out and started to cut the grass. I started at 11:30 AM and cut the front and the sceptic. Then I put more gas in and did the strip back to the woods. Took a break and ate some lunch started cutting at 1 PM and cut around the pool and deck and then back to the woods. All day I was bouncing up and down like I was bre... Sat, 19 May 2012 23:14:32 EST VERY NICE DAY Since I worked hard the first 4 days of the week today I took it easy. When I got up I ate breakfast and went out and turn the pool pump on and put more water in the pool so now it is full. When I clean it I have enough to back flush without having to put more in. I went out and moved the weed baskets so I can carry them to the compost pile. I arrange the hoses in the garden and put the standing sprayer in and hooked the hoses. Now everything is ready to use. I also have another set of hoses ... Fri, 18 May 2012 23:36:56 EST CHANGE OF PLANS Wednesday of course, is my bowling day first thing in the morning. I was almost ready and my friend called so I told her I would pick her up but she said she would walk. I finished getting ready and had to take the Van because my car was going in the shop. The gentleman called and said he was on his way and I let him know I had to get out of the outside garage so not to block me in. I left and he was coming down the road so he stopped so I could get out of my driveway. <BR> <BR> I arrived a... Wed, 16 May 2012 23:21:25 EST TIME FOR A REST. After pushing myself for 3 days I had to have a day to rest and today was it. I had to bowl tonight and the back was hurting. I was going to clean and vacuum but I didn't, bowling tomorrow morning again means rest. After I bowl I have a call from the bank to go over my finances. <BR> <BR> We bowled against the owners team and it was fun. We even ended up beating them 2 games and total pins, so we might go to first place. This early in the bowling first place changes for several weeks. I lov... Tue, 15 May 2012 23:16:18 EST RAIN DROPS RUNNING IN BETWEEN THEM. They called for rain and I had a patch of strawberries that needed to be picked. My BIL was to come and pick them but I had told him it was to rain. I went out and checked how many where ripe and it was a mess so I went in ate breakfast and then made ready to work in the garden. BIL was to come but I had to start and pick them. I would get to an area and pick and weed so it took longer to pick but I had 2 jobs done. I picked 2 quarts and it started to rain. I came in and started to work on my... Mon, 14 May 2012 22:41:36 EST A REALLY FUN DAY Put me out in the sun with some dirt and I am in heaven. Today again I was out at noon and planted zukinni, squash, egg plants, 2 kinds of sweet potatoes, and 4 kinds of tomatoes. I hoed, weeded, fertilized the onions and several other plants. Hoed around every plant so when it rained it could get in the plant. I love working outside and now the garden is ready for the rain. I have almost all the weeds out of it and then I will get the asparagus patch finished weeding. Then it is starting a... Sun, 13 May 2012 22:04:44 EST BURN CALORIES BIG TIME May 12, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now if you said a 68 year old woman was doing what I did today someone would say you are crazy. Today I had a lot planned and was determine to get the grass cut. Well when I got up I put a load of clothes on, ate my breakfast and straighten the kitchen because with what I am doing I need to keep it straight. <BR> <BR> I went out and got the lawn mower filled with gas and then I started cutting the front yard and I had to cut on 3 1/2 because I had tall gra... Sun, 13 May 2012 00:04:42 EST LOVE WORKING OUT IN THE SUNSHINE Most days are getting to the same routine, get up, eat breakfast, take care of dogs, check the garden and then start on the laptop. I have to get my Spark Points, my lessons done before I get my DGD. After I get her 5 hours of my time is gone between her mother and her. After they leave I have to get dinner and then start to do everything I have to catch up on. Sometimes I don't get dinner till 8 or 9 o'clock and I don't like eating that late. <BR> <BR> I told DGD I wanted to pick strawberri... Fri, 11 May 2012 21:44:59 EST BETTER DAY AND THE SUN WAS SHINING BUT COOL. Had to pick up DGD and I had promised the school secretary some asparagus so after I ate my breakfast I went out and cut some for her. I cut the big ones and I was going to cut the tin ones when I came home. I also had to pick strawberries and have to get them picked tomorrow or the birds will have them. I worked on the computer and also on my business and called one division because they want me to do a questionnaire but I can't log on to it with the web site they gave me. I will have to tou... Thu, 10 May 2012 23:03:59 EST VERY HECTIC DAY Last night I tried to get to bed earlier and did get there by 1 AM but I was awake and up and down till 5:30 AM. Between then and 8 AM I fell asleep and when I go up I was beat. I got ready and took one of my 5 hour energy drinks and that does help. Got to the bowling alley and I didn't stop to pick up my friend and when I got there she was there. She is suppose to get me her telephone number but she hasn't yet so until she does I won't stop. <BR> <BR> Got ready and started to bowl but it wa... Wed, 9 May 2012 23:39:18 EST BOWLING WAS INTERESTING Today I slept in a little longer since I was going to have a busy day and I didn't get to bed till 3 AM this morning. I straighten my bedroom some and then ate breakfast. After breakfast I went out to see if the asparagus where growing after I cut everything down and they are. I will cut them tomorrow after the Dr. visit and give them to the secretary at DGD's school. <BR> <BR> When I came in I started to work on the Spark point page because it was the only time I could. I managed to tak... Tue, 8 May 2012 23:25:08 EST NO THOUGHTS Today is just a day and so much going on in my head I don't know which way to turn. Need to get so much done and things straighten out. Some things need to be said and there are going to be hurt feeling but that is the way it has to be. Their choice not mine because I have told them before. So not too much into it tonight and have lessons to do. <BR> <BR> God bless you always have a good Tuesday. Stay healthy, happy and love life. <BR> <BR> Catch you tomorrow, better I hope. <BR> <BR> Sm... Mon, 7 May 2012 20:34:48 EST STRAWBERRIES ON Today I took it easy so the race was going on at 1 PM and I wanted to watch it. I got up and ate my breakfast, cleaned the kitchen and then went out. It was nice out and I wanted to get the strawberries picked and I got almost a quart and they are sweet so I will use them on my cereal. After I did that I walked for a half hour and then came in to watch the race. Made lunch and cleaned up and went in to work on the laptop. <BR> <BR> I wanted to get things done so if the race was over early e... Sun, 6 May 2012 23:46:13 EST A LOT ACCOMPLISHED TODAY My BIL was to come after work around lunch time and I open the garage for him. I kept looking out but never saw him. I was working on the laptop and I heard a noise and the dogs took off. I let them out and look around the house and there was my husbands friend and he had the pump all hooked up. Trying to get him to let me do it so when he is not around I will know how is impossible. Then the electric cord I put out was burnt from the receptacle so I got another one. The the plug on the pump ... Sat, 5 May 2012 19:51:45 EST PRETTY DAY OUT AND RAIN STAYING AWAY Last night I finished walking and did good but today is not going to be my big numbers. I was walking on the deck while the dogs took a walk and I was going around a wooden chair and hit my toe on it. I finished walking and did good but I knew I had broken my little toe. This morning getting up was fun, it really was hurting. During the night I had to lay certain ways so I have some fun ahead. I didn't put shoes on but then I had to pick up my DGD from school and that was fun. <BR> <BR> We c... Fri, 4 May 2012 23:41:13 EST WORK, EXERCISE NO MATTER WHAT. May 3, 2012 <BR> <BR> I was to get the pump set up today that waters the garden and fills the pool. But this old , did I saw old, this young body decided it was going to go into a crash mode. I have been on a fast pace since Saturday and it is time to slow down. I try and go every day and some days do a lot, still pushing to do more. I have always been a go getter and at my age now I still try to do it. I will still continue and if I have to rest one day then that is what I will have to do. ... Fri, 4 May 2012 00:25:25 EST SUMMER BOWLING STARTED, EXERCISE Up early and off to pick up my girlfriend because it had been raining. I am an easy going gal but I am going to put the hammer down with her. I have to get her to take care of herself body wise because it was bad. I am going to take her to a store where they can fit her with a bra since half the time she doesn't wear one like today and people said they could see her breast all morning. Going to change soon or I will just break loose and she will be on her own. <BR> <BR> We had our meeting an... Wed, 2 May 2012 22:32:39 EST AWARDS DINNER WAS FUN. It was a full day to say the least and tomorrow I start another lesson and coaching but my first question," was do you want money"? The answer was no so I have a phone meeting at 1 PM tomorrow. I can't wait to get this business off the ground. It is going to be a drop ship business where I sell what I order from companies and they ship it and then I pay them their part. No money up front and that is good because I don't have any. I can also sell on Ebay but I am going to have my own Web site ... Tue, 1 May 2012 23:15:55 EST STILL KICKING A look out the window when I got up did not look to promising but today turned out better than forecasts. I had breakfast and then did the pots and pans that have been waiting to get done. Then I went out and pulled a few weeds. Almost all of them but still some for Wednesday. I stopped typing in the middle of that sentence and went out and cut asparagus for a half hour. I cut mostly the good ones but also in one section cut the thin ones so I would not have to go to that end of the rows on ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:12:27 EST WANT A LAUGH WATCH ME KICK BOX Slepted in a little today since I had a long week and it felt good. When I got up I checked outside and it looked like a working day. I ate my breakfast and went out to cut the grass. I was doing really good and again the lawn mower decided to stop running so I got it to the garage before it stopped which it did. Wasn't time to stop so I went in and rested for about 10 minutes and went back out , grabbed the rake and went in the garden and started raking out the weeds. I did 3 rows and stoppe... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 23:45:45 EST SUPER FUN DAY Had to be up fairly early because DGD and Daughter where to be here at 12 noon to start getting ready for the Princess Tea. Now just DGD and I where going to the Tea. I was eating and curling my hair other wise I was ready. They came in and my daughter found a tiara that was blue and a silver and gold head band so we could see what looked best. I curled my DGD's hair and put the knee high nylons on her. Then I put just a little blush and some light blue eye shadow on her. Last the shoes and S... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:36:52 EST SUNNY DAY Not much happening today so I made some calls and then I had to pick up my DGD at school. When I got there I had to park behind the school. When I went into the school there where not a lot of people picking up their children so something else was going on to have so many cars. I had gone out at 12 PM to cut Asparagus for 1 of the moms that I talk too but she was not there. <BR> <BR> When my DGD came out I asked if the other GD was in school and she said her GM picked her up early. When I w... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:04:05 EST GREAT DAY !!!!! I was up early and got ready to go to the doctor and had time to make some calls and called my friend to send a smile his way. Ate a light breakfast because we where going to her friends house for lunch before the Dr.'s appointment. I sat in the bay window and read my book watching for her to come down the road so I could be outside by the time she pulled into the driveway. She arrived and we left and it was raining off and on but when we arrived at her girl friends it stopped. Her friends h... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:49:16 EST LESS OF A NIGHTMARE!!!!! I woke up and knew I had to start making calls to try and get my problem straighten out. I left a message with my coach and I hope I am home when he calls. I called Visa to see if I could make another payment and they said I had to wait till next Saturday to make a payment. I need the card. I called the Vet and let them know I could not pay so we will go next week. I ate some breakfast and then called the area of Visa that would up my level and they can't because I don't have enough income. ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:27:57 EST NIGHTMARE!!!!! This morning I had the date for breakfast and I got up early but boy was it hard since I went to bed at 3 AM and got up 5 times during the night. But that is the way most nights are so I got ready and when I was going to start my hair, I called my friend to make sure we where on. He was in the next town and had a couple more jobs to do so by the time I got done and drove there he should of been there. It was 8:55 AM when I left so I arrived about 9:10 AM and he was there. I am early 99.5 % ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:32:05 EST RAINY, WINDY DAY BUT STILL ACTIVE. Today was a great day to sleep in with the rain but I got up early. I ate my breakfast and straighten the kitchen, dishes and floor. Then I sat down to do the Spark points because the race was coming on. I figured while it was on I could get a lot done on the laptop. <BR> <BR> I had a lot of emails to take care of and took the time to do it since I could not go outside. I made some calls and watched the race. Again Dale Jr. did good and came in the top 10 and is now 4th in the points. <BR> ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:48:06 EST DAY FOR EXERCISE When I got up it was beautiful outside and I was met to be there. I ate breakfast, cleaned up the dishes and put the pots and pans away. I grabbed the rest of the white potatoes and went outside and sat at the picnic table and cut the spuds off them. Open the garage and got the trowl and went in the garden made the holes for 15 more hills of white potatoes. I have a whole row of them and that is going to be fun because they really are a pain to grow with the bugs. I am a die hard and keep try... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 21:42:18 EST SLOWER DAY BUT CRAZY Was to have a coaching session at 11:30 AM so I was up early and ate my breakfast and then put the dishes and pots and pans in water to soak so I could do them after my call. I got ready on my laptop with my cup of tea and waited for the call. I started reading my emails while I waited and the call didn't come in so I went and did the dishes and cleaned the floor in the kitchen. Then I worked on the laptop some more and made some calls I had to do. Then it was time to get dressed to go get DG... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:35:15 EST PRETTY GOOD 2 DAYS April 18, 2012 <BR> <BR> Don't know what happen to Wednesdays blog so I will let you know what I did and what I did today too. <BR> <BR> Wednesday had to bowl the last week of our league and we bowled some new bowlers that had 109 pins over us. One of the girls who is very sweet has an average of 111 and bowled 181 the first game so we did not win that. We won the next and they won the 3rd game and total pins. It is was hard bowling and we struggle trying to find our line again. I ended bow... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:00:13 EST I HAVE A SECRET WANT TO KNOW IT April 17, 2012 <BR> <BR> We had the roll off for the championship and we didn't win, lost by 27 points. We gave them a fight and we won 1 game. We had a nice luncheon and I ate just a little and brought the rest home. At the same time my noon team was handing out the awards and money so I ran back and forth trying to keep up with both. In the end I had enough money to pay half of one of my summer bowling leagues. With the other 2 leagues I should get enough to pay the rest. Then with the sum... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 01:03:16 EST 10:15 PM AND STILL 73 DEGREES Since tomorrow I have a full day of bowling I took it easy and just made a diagram of my garden so I know where ever thing I planted is. I have it marked but you know how that can be with rain and wind. <BR> <BR> I am trying to take weight off the dogs but Callie who has to loose the most is on medication and has to have food with it so now she is eating 3 times a day instead of 1. I have cut her dinner in half so she won't have too much extra. And then there is the problem that she throws ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 23:32:19 EST FUN TO BE OUTSIDE April 15, 2012 <BR> <BR> I got up at 11 AM and for some that is late but I am a night owl and that is why I am on that team. I went to bed between 3 & 4 AM and was up about 3 times during the night. I ate my breakfast and took care of the dogs. Have to give them their medicine and keep my medicine going. After I ate I went outside to start putting the pepper, cauliflower, cabbage and spinach plants I bought yesterday in the garden. Got the water can full and everything I need plus my water... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:28:23 EST