CINDYSDAY's SparkPeople Blog CINDYSDAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I have finished all my classes! I have passed!! Well I did it I have completed my college classes. I will graduate with: Associates in Medical Information Technology, Associates in Medical Office Management AND Diplomas in: Medical Administration Assistant, Medical Records Specialist AND Certificates in Medical Records, Hospital Administration Specialist, Electronic Health Records Specialist, Integrated Office Skills, Medical Unit Coordinator, Receptionist and Date Entry Operator! That’s a mouth full! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:57:49 EST I almost see the light at the end of the college tunnel!!!!!!! I am my worst enemy! It can be weight, looks, how I dress or tests. I never feel confident in myself. I know why and I know that I should get past it but it is so hard. But I am almost finished with college. I have 4 tests and two quizzes left in the next 2 weeks. I will take a test and a quiz tomorrow. I pushed mowed the back yard this morning and studied this afternoon. I think I am ready for the test. I just have to do my best and be okay with whatever that is! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:31:18 EST Yep its Friday Sorry I have been MIA. DD and fiancé moved out last weekend <em>224</em> . We are all a little happier. DH, DS and myself were getting tired of them not helping with household chores and they didn't like being told what to do like they were kids. But if you dirty dishes or towels you should be able to help take care of it. <BR> <BR> DS had surgery on his pinky and the toe beside it. They were hammertoes and causing lots of pain for him. The surgery went well. Though when we got home he wou... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:24:34 EST Hair cut <img src=""> <BR> I got my hair cut really short. Its not a great pic. I don't do selfies Fri, 4 Mar 2016 12:22:30 EST 67 more days until this semester is over and hopefully done I am putting every spare minute into my anatomy/physiology class. I met with my advisor on Wednesday to turn in some papers for my Capstone class (she was also that teacher) so I am finished with that class. I have finished both of my exit exams. so now all I have to do is get a "C" in my anatomy class. <BR> <BR> Of course we still have the drama of getting DD and her fiancé to help around the house. They are suppose to be moving out at the end of March. fingers crossed. I was stressing a c... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:02:48 EST pluggin along I am having a really hard time getting exercise in. I get up in the morning and study. Go to work. If I don't have to take DS to work on my lunch I study and after guessed it study. I have a 71 average in the Anatomy/physiology and a 82 in the lab part of the class. But you know what I have worked hard for those grades. I just want enough to pass. I don't care about the numbers! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:15:39 EST Struggling I am so tired of homework and studying. So tired of being asked to go do fun things and saying, "No, I need to study." This is my last semester. But anatomy/physiology is killing me. The only grades in the class is a quiz on each chapter and a test over 2-3 chapters. I do good on the quizzes but the tests I am not doing so well. I am so scared I am not going to pass this class. I don't want to retake it I WANT TO BE DONE! <em>39</em> This is hard. Like this week I just took a test last n... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:17:16 EST My new exercise equipment <img src=""> <BR> No that isn't me. I don't look that happy about it while doing it or that thin. Yes its hard work. But I am increasing my time on it a little at a time and I feel better since we got it two weeks ago. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:46:11 EST I passed my first test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made a 78 on my first 2 chapters test of Anatomy and Physiology. It was all Chemistry. I am so excited! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope to keep the right attitude! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:46:14 EST I think I need a kick in the butt or a vacation I just don't care.. I am tired of trying.. Life is JUST TOO HARD!! No I am not going to do anything extreme. Just <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 1. I have a test in my anatomy and Physiology this week. the study guides are 1-12 pages a chapter and its over Chapters 1 and 2 Chemistry. UGH I mean why do I need this I am getting a degree in Medical office Management. I am not a nurse or a doctor. Its so much information. <BR> <BR> 2. DD and her Fiancé are still living with us and most likely it wi... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:11:29 EST Winter snow <img src=""> <BR> Isn't it amazing how beautiful make everything!!! This picture is outside my sister-in-laws house. <BR> <BR> I have been home since Wednesday afternoon. The snow started on Thursday in the middle of the night. My office was closed as was DH and DD. DS missed work because we didn't want to get out in it when the governor was telling everyone to stay home. <BR> <BR> I have been doing well with l... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:10:07 EST Ok I can do this! I will do this!!! <img src=""> <BR> I can do this!!! I am my under my calorie range for the last two days and walked 5,000 steps. I talked to my boss (he is a body builder) so now I am following his diet. NO: bread, pasta, potatoes. I am cutting way back on my sweet tea. I <em>26</em> my sweet tea! <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:24:46 EST My Funeral..... Today we gather together to morn the lost of someone who cared far more of others than of herself to a fault! She helped to care for her Father and Mother in their times of need and health. Cared for her children ... DD - asthma and type 1 diabetic and DS with Aspergers (and those that always seem to take advantage of him). Cared for her neighbors and church family. She put in long hours at work or with a friend in need. But never found time to exercise, eat right or rest. That folks is wh... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:45:38 EST A few steps forward for me January 19th will begin my last semester for my degree. I am taking two classes 1) Capstone 155 hours in a medical office (luckily I have permission to count my working hours) 2) Anatomy/physiology - I so dread this class. Most people I know that have taken this class didn't pass it the first time. At 47 years old I would be happy with passing with a C. Just to get the classes done and get my degree. <BR> <BR> So I am trying to get as much unfinished projects finished as I can. Clean the ho... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 21:09:08 EST She got it! After nine months and living with us for 7 of them. DD has a full time job with awesome benefits! She starts January 4, 2016. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:02:26 EST Finally finished with fall classes with a bonus Last night I took my last final and passed both classes with A's. While taking the final last night I starting throwing up. I have the flu ugh. I tried to work today but I ended up leaving after a few hours just to come home and sleep most of the day. <BR> <BR> Luckily I am off of work tomorrow! <em>39</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 18:50:28 EST 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