CINDYSDAY's SparkPeople Blog CINDYSDAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Estate and drama The last time I posted I was working with a lawyer trying to get the estate settled. A couple of people made comments about my Uncle let me explain. Yes, he and my Aunt took care of my Mom and lived with her the last 8 years. They have bought my parents house (at a great discount for helping with Mom). I am sure he is dealing with the loss of his sister and living in the house might make things harder on him. But the law suit is filed by his sister-in-law. She fell on the ramp on Mom's deck a... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:11:14 EST HI I enjoyed the crop on Saturday! I even won two prizes. One was a <img src=""> cuddle bug for embossing and the other was an <img src=""> utility cart that I will use in my craft room! I was so excited. I made 30 blankets to give to children and the total blankets was 189. <BR> <BR> But on Sunday I talked to a friend that is a lawyer an... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:27:48 EST Still chugging along I took the morning off of work to go to the court house to try to try to get some paperwork on my mother's estate. Sine my uncle(executor) won't tell us anything about how it is going. Who are we anyway? Just her children. It just made more questions than answers. Oh well <BR> <BR> Saturday, I am going to a scrap booking crop. I am going to scan Moms pictures for my sisters and give them a thumb drive for Christmas. <BR> <BR> Not much is going on so I hope you have a great Friday!!!! Sat, 24 Oct 2015 07:22:48 EST I think in my past life I must have been a really bad person.... We just can't catch a break. When the toilet flooded the house the house we had to pay our deductible but the insurance didn't cover hanging the dry wall and replacing the baseboards, so that still needs to be done. It costs $1100 to have the septic tiles cleaned and fixed (the reason for the toilet over flowing). Yesterday we paid a plumber $900 to jack hammer the floor in the sun room (we are in a slab house). Then the hot water heater went out. <em>40</em> With all the other projects w... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:50:14 EST Day one with Spark Coach I have started logging every bite I eat or drink today. <BR> <BR> I have began with Spark Coach. I hope that it will motivate me. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago I hurt my left knee. I know that my weight doesn't help. So I am starting today with 10 minutes of some kind of cardio each day. I will build from there. <BR> <BR> I am going to work on drinking more water, being nicer to myself, and blogging more often. <BR> <BR> No excuses! I have to do this for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:21:59 EST Anyone have a GPS? I have lost my way.... I have had a harder time with the lost of Mom the last 4-5 months than in September when she finally stopped hurting. I guess with college, work, housework, the holidays and going through her house I was busy enough. But Now I have extra time on my hands (since I am not at Mother's or calling to check on her) I don't know how to function. I struggle to get anything done. I just have to make myself get things done. I just sit and stare or play solitaire for hours. <BR> <BR> I can't remember w... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:19:01 EST I like Mondays Monday's to me are always a new beginning. It is a do over. last week is over and this week has started. I was productive over the weekend. I helped sis finish some of her packing on Saturday. Took a load for her to the dump. Came home studied for my test. Went to Relay for Life for a couple of hours and then picked up DS from work , came home and took my test. I just found out that I made an 91 on it. I have an "A" in both of my summer classes. Sunday we went out to eat with DH's Dad, step-... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:20:58 EST I feel like Dory! <img src=""> <BR> I feel like I am trying to speak whale and no one understands me. I am trying to keep up in two summer college classes. We just finished going through my Mother's estate and I had a yard sale. Did either of my sister's help. NOPE!!! but they sure wanted their share of the money that was made. With me trying to get ready for the yard sale last weekend, I got behind in my homework so I had to work a... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:52:48 EST getting better We have all the flooring removed (explanation on the previous blog). So that is better. The guy is coming tomorrow to measure the floors to order the additional flooring. <BR> <BR> Cousin had her surgery and it went well. She should know results next week. I will be leaving early tomorrow with DD to go pick her and her hubby up to bring them home. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well and has a safe weekend! Thu, 21 May 2015 22:43:18 EST If you are wondering why I have so many heavy cleaning points.... Sunday I went and had lunch with a friend. We stopped into Michaels the craft store and my hubby called. They (hubby, DS, DD, and her fiancé) had went to get groceries but when they came home they found that the toilet had over flowed and flooded most of the downstairs rooms. So we are trying to clean and save what we can. They are suppose to come either today or in the morning. <BR> <BR> But my 26 year old son with Aspergers is having so much anxiety about it all it is awful. <BR> <BR... Tue, 19 May 2015 10:48:22 EST My Mother's day cards that I made <img src=""> <BR> This is my first box card I have made. It was for my sister-in-law. <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> I made this card for my mother-in-law. The first picture is the front and the second is the inside. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This was for my Step-Mother-in... Sun, 10 May 2015 11:52:36 EST I am so excited I get awesome grades! I made an 85 on my test that ends me with a B in Productivity Software (Word 2013) and an A in Electronic Medical Records! I start Intro to Business on Monday and Advance Word Procedures Applications on the 18th. I know that taking 2 summer classes is pushing it but if I can get though 2 classes this summer, 2 in the fall and 2 with a lab in the Spring of 2016 I will be FINISHED!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am crafting this afternoon. Something that I haven't had time to do. I will post pictures when ... Thu, 7 May 2015 15:53:51 EST I am finished for this semester I took my last test for this semester. But my first summer class starts on Monday and my other one starts on the 18th. Just one more year! I am so ready not to have homework! Tue, 5 May 2015 14:52:58 EST I started again today..... I have started again today. I have logged every bite I have eaten and what exercises I am doing. I am going to try to do better. If nothing else maybe it will help with my stress level. <BR> <BR> DD and her fiancé is living with us until they find work. DD has a second interview with a local bank on Wednesday and he still has nothing. They are suppose to be helping around the house. But so far he hasn't done anything we have asked him. We are walking on eggshells because if we push to... Fri, 1 May 2015 14:46:58 EST Life, its a roller coaster! On my last blog I told you that my daughter lost her job. Well, yesterday we moved both of them into our house. This should be interesting. I can't stand her Fiancé and now he lives with us. They wouldn't have to move in if he would get a job instead of living off of her. At this time the wedding is postponed. Maybe that will give her time to see the light. Or he will run off because he isn't just going to free load off of us. <BR> <BR> On a brighter note.... 1. I only have this week and ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:06:27 EST Oh the fun of being an adult. Sunday, we had her wedding shower. She got a lot of great gifts. That was exciting. <BR> <BR> Monday, DD calls me and is so excited that she has an job offer. It is more of what she wants to do than working for the state as a bank auditor and all that travel. <BR> <BR> Then DD calls me about an hour later crying. She says, "Mom, I need you. I just got fired." She was on a year probation. She just liked 2 more weeks and she made it. But when you work for the state they can let you go and th... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:40:17 EST I guess I had more focus than I thought! I was stressing over my compressive Excel test. I studied ALOT and I got an 88. I was one of the better grades. I am one of the 4 oldest in the class. I was so excited. <BR> <BR> I got the last of the invitations mailed out yesterday! <BR> <BR> I am going to work on my exercise plan today and try to do better. If I don't like how I look, feel and weigh then I am the only one that can change it! Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:40:59 EST focus I need focus Its funny when I had to help with Mom I seem to get so much more done. Now that she is going and I am at home more I don't seem to get it all done. I have to get stuff for the wedding shower in March. Finish mailing out wedding invitations for DD's wedding in May. Homework and house work. ugh Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:32:36 EST I know I shouldn't complain but.......enough! I know some of you have had a far worse weather than we have but I am so tired of this weather! Sunday night to Monday here at our house we had 7 inches of snow. Some places got 11 inches of snow. I missed work on Monday - Wednesday. I went to work on Thursday for a few hours (we are only open in the morning). I worked all day on Friday. Friday we started out with sleet and snow in the early afternoon. Then went to freezing rain. We have about 1/2 inch of ice every where. So we haven't le... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:32:35 EST I am finally on the mend! After a week and a half I am finally feeling better. I still have a croaky voice and it hurts to talk but I am getting there. I am sure if I could have not worked this week I would be even better but....... I am the only staffer so if I am not a work he is by himself. Sometimes that is a bit rough as a Chiropractor. I am usually off on Thursdays but he was going to be really busy today so I am working. We are only open until 10am on Thursdays. Then I am off to my college class. We are revi... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:04:39 EST everytime I try to be healthy and exercise..... Every time I try to take better care of myself I get sick. Not just a little sick to the point I have no energy. I went to a walk in clinic today and they said that I have to let it run its course. But its been a week I think the course had ran. Let's get on to the next obstacle. Today was the first time I have been out of the house since Thursday when I got home from my college class and went to bed. I hove no voice it hurts to talk and I have no energy. I missed work Friday and I will n... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 22:34:13 EST Day three of no voice. I cannot make much of a sound and if I do it isn't loud at all. I stayed home for work on Friday since I couldn't answer the telephone. So I slept and worked on wedding stuff. I haven't left the house since Thursday after class. I am planning on staying home tomorrow and then maybe be better for Monday. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 16:56:26 EST OH the work I have done for this weekend!! I have been working on cleaning and organizing my craft room. Yes, I do find time to craft. I am finally getting it all under control. I am hoping to get it under control in the next few weeks. It will be nice to have times where I can find them when I want to use them. <BR> <BR> I have really added up the exercise points with the heaving cleaning (moving furniture and boxes) in the last few days! <BR> <BR> My craft project for this week is the envelopes for the wedding invitations and ma... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 22:37:21 EST You are too gracious! As I sit here and read all the comments from my last blog. I am so touched. I am nobody special just trying to do the right thing for everyone. Some days I achieve my goals and some I am still working on! <BR> <BR> My Dad always said to leave things better that when you got them weather if that is something you borrowed or a piece of property that you bought. For when we are gone it will be how we made people feel on how they remember us. Though I may never meet my Spark family face to... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:30:36 EST Thoughts and reflections. Today my Son is 26 years old. when I gave birth to him it took 26 1/2 hours of labor and they still did a C-section. When he was born he looked beautiful we didn't have a clue what a ride we would be in for. He couldn't sit up or hold his bottle until he was almost 10 months old and that was still with help. He never crawled, he rolled like a log. He didn't coo or talk. But BOY COULD HE CRY!!!! My mother went with me to his doctor's appointments on DS's 12 month check up he was trying to g... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:23 EST well I am NOT Superwoman!!!! Yesterday I got up and move a desk and vacuumed that area. then went to class. I had a few errands to do after class I didn't get home until 4pm. I had asked DS to put laundry in dryer when the dryer was finished. He forgot. So I am doing it. It was my bed sheets. I needed to run food to a family that lost their grandfather in an car accident. so I did that got home again at 8pm. <BR> <BR> I have two projects due before class on Thursday. I have wedding invitations and wedding shower invi... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:09:41 EST Hump Day Not much to say. I am at work wishing it was busier! I am caught up. I wished I brought my homework to work on. I am going to work on my craft room tonight. I am getting one of Mom's table and I am going to put my TV on it. But for it to fit I have to move some things around. I have one more person to go through Mom's clothes then I will take them to Good will. I have a few more boxes that I have brought home from Mom's that I now have to find a place for them to go. But that is ok <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:23:10 EST it's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally got the item that I needed for my class. I hope now I can get going and at least pass! <BR> <BR> I have got in some walking today! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:35:48 EST today was one of those days Today was my day off. I was getting ready to go for my check up. DH come upstairs and said that the doctors office called and my appointment was at 8 not at 8:30am. So I had to hurry to get ready and get there. I got there and my appointment was at 8:30am. I wasn't happy. I had to drive in the snow thinking that was I was going to be late. Some good news I lost <em>530</em> 3 pounds ! ACCORDING TO THE DOCTOR SCALES!!!!! <BR> <BR> Of course I hadn't eaten so they could take my blood so by... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:30:08 EST I don' think this is Kansas anymore Toto! I am so excited tonight after work DH is taking me to see Wizard of Oz (and it has some deleted scenes). I have exercised and ate well so far today. Not much to report! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:52:13 EST I made it!! I know to most people that I am just being silly but I was so nervous about going to my college class today. I have a hard time learning new things. I get frustrated very easily. I was told (by a teacher) that I wasn't smart enough to amount very much. I do have an Associates in Arts. I am taking two classes an semester for medical office administration degree. Today is the first time I have actually went to a classroom. I have taken all of my classes but this one totally on-line. But ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:36:00 EST Some days are better than others! I had a rough Saturday. I missed Mom really bad. But I made 10 lap blankets for the church to take to the nursing home. I took the blankets to church on Sunday. <BR> <BR> DD and hubby-to-be came over to work on wedding plans. It was good. <BR> <BR> Today was the first day of my on-line college class. after dinner I finished my first assignment 8 days ahead of time. Tomorrow I have to leave work early to take a class on campus. I am nervous. I have heard that the parking is awful so I drea... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:37:40 EST Happy New year a little late! I hope that everyone is doing well! I am sure I am not the only one that is having to exercise inside because it is too cold outside! I hope everyone has found a warm spot! <BR> <BR> I am doing well. Today I got my college books. My two classes start on Tuesday. I am not ready for it but the sooner I get them going the sooner I am finished. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are meeting and working on DD's wedding plans in May. We are going through what we have bought and what needs to be bought. <BR... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:33:52 EST Made it though Christmas without Mom but.....she was there I want to start with I am so blessed! I was brought up in a Christian home. My parents made sure that we went to church, dressed in our best, and had manners. Daddy prayed before every meal if he wasn't there then Momma let one of us do it. It was the greatest pleasure to pray! I know that our parents loved us. We didn't have a lot and often we were made fun of at school for not having the "in" clothes and shoes. Dad became an Angel in May of 2000. I talk to him all the time. I feel li... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:09:48 EST some of the cards that I made. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:02:55 EST ups and downs I finished my college class last night. I have 7 classes left until I am finished with my office management degree. I am so ready for this to be done. But in a way I am glad that I still have this to fill my time. I always have a list to do but I am having a hard time getting things done since July when Mom started getting worse and I haven't totally gotten my rhythm back since she died. But I have an "A" so I am proud of that. <BR> <BR> I think I am coming down with a cold. I am sure ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 16:36:17 EST Happy day after Thanksgiving I had Thanksgiving with my family yesterday it went pretty good. Today we had it with DH's family. It went well also. <BR> <BR> Last night I went to Walmart with DH for two reasons 1. to take son some Thanksgiving dinner since he had to work and 2. I was treating me to a couple of things. I got me a label maker so I can continue to organize my craft room and I also got me a <img src=""> if you scrapbook or make cards this is the mos... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:00:13 EST Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!! I hope everyone is doing well! I had a busy day yesterday with work and hubby sick. Not much to report today. I am at work for the most part it will be a slow day. Maybe even get off early. I would like to finish painting my bathroom and get some cleaning done. <BR> <BR> Please pray for my Aunt that lived with Mom. She had a heart cath yesterday and they found no blockages but think that they will have to put in a pace maker because her heart isn't doing right. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:01:37 EST Another first done I got the chicken and dressing made on Saturday. I was hard without Mom (see earlier blog). But me and my daughter got it done. Then we cleaned up and went to see Mocking Jay part 1. It was a great movie. I went to a couple of furniture stores on my way home, looking for me a new chair. I found one I think I like. Just have to show hubby. <BR> <BR> Sunday I got a lot of cleaning done and most of my homework for this week done. I feel a lot better! Thanks guys! Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:10 EST I am touched! I want to thank each of you for your support! AJDOVER1 - I don't feel amazing. But thanks. I feel like I struggle to finish daily tasks. I bought paint for the bathroom back in July and with all that was going on with Mom I decided last night I would paint the bathroom. I was going to be alone until I picked on DS from work at 10pm. But after I got started I kept getting distracted. I finally put more paint in the paint pan and was going to quit until I ran out of paint. <BR> <BR> I h... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:03:56 EST Emotional Roller Coaster I am glad yesterday is over. I was going through some paperwork that I had of Mother's and I found my Grandmother's death certificate. She died in a house fire and at the time we were told that she had a heart attack but didn't get burnt. But the death certificate said that she has some burned areas. My Grandmother lived next to us in a trailer so my parents could take care of her and my Grandfather (he had already died at this time). I know that they were trying to protect us, more my si... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:54:18 EST Holidays are different without Mom! Even though Mom usually didn't know what was going on around her she always brightened up on the holidays and birthdays! As we prepare for the upcoming holiday no matter what your beliefs.... please take lots of pictures (you never know it might be your last one).. laugh a LOT (it might be the last words they hear) and love hard! Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:05 EST Don't say this too loud it's Wednesday!!!!! I am so glad that it's Wednesday! I have so much today and I am ready to get to it! I am off of work on Thursday's plus my son will be at work so hopefully I can stay focused! homework, housework, crafts, on my! LOL Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:41:39 EST Monday I am glad its Monday. Yup you read that right! This weekend was rough. I went to town on Saturday to pick up a couple of things and ended up spending more time than I wanted because Hubby wanted to spend time with his Mom. Don't get me wrong I don't have a problem with that. It was just his Mom chooses to live alone and then complains that she is so lonely. Her daughter wants her to live with her. They are both single and her daughter has a huge house but MIL won't do it. oh well. We go... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:03:30 EST Weekend was fun I went to a card making class on Saturday morning. That afternoon we took son to work and did our grocery shopping. I came home from church on Sunday and worked on cleaning the house and homework until everyone showed up. We have a few family over for a bon fire. it was a lot of fun!!!! Plus it wasn't terribly cold and no wind! Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:10:24 EST reporting in Hi. today is the first Thursday that I had off in a while that I wasn't crazy with all I had to do. I am feeling better and I have gotten some things done. Hubby is picking me up in a little while he is going to town for his check up and I am tagging along. I want to check on some things to help me to organize my craft room. <BR> <BR> I still not exercising. But I am finally up to eating better. I hope that everyone is doing well! Thanks for checking in on me! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:09 EST update I woke up at 2:30am on Monday morning with the flu. Nothing worse than throwing up for 45 minutes while having diarrhea. then sleeping for an hour and starting all mover again for 3 more times. I have been able to eat sine later that same day and that is fine (still not much of an appetite) but no energy. I didn't work on Monday but worked yesterday and went home at a little and went to bed. I am at work and still no energy. <em>527</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:41:51 EST Why can't things be easy? I went today to schedule my spring classes. NO it couldn't be that easy. I found out that when my daughter graduated I no longer eligible for the Pell Grant. I had been asking if I owe money and they said no. But today I was told that I couldn't register for a classes until I paid by bill. So I finally got to register and I have a payment plan. So that just took about 3 1/2 hours to get that worked out. <BR> <BR> Oh well at least I got some cleaning done when I got home and I am happy a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:31:39 EST I am finally getting things a little more together in my life. I have gone through the craft items that I got from going through Mom's house. Boy she really bought far too much fabric. But I have a plan on what to do with it. <BR> <BR> I am trying to exercise at least 10 minutes twice a day. Its a start. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:41:17 EST Everyone keeps asking me how I am doing. I don't know...... My leg is still bothering me from the heart cath last Thursday. So I am still taking it easy. <BR> <BR> It is still so unreal that Mom has gone. I knew that the Alzheimer's was getting worse but I saw her on Thursday (September 4) She was her usual self. Then bed ridden on September 5th and in heaven on the 9th. We had her at home. So from Friday to Tuesday when she passed away I only left the house for 11 hours. <BR> <BR> My Aunt and Uncle that lived with Mom is going to buy the house. S... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:37:22 EST