CINDYSDAY's SparkPeople Blog CINDYSDAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 I am glad Mom is now an Angel but I miss her so much! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This was me and Mom at her 70th birthday party last year. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:24:43 EST I am so sorry that I haven't kept everyone up to date.... but........ Mom had a seizure last Friday that was the beginning to the end. Mom said her last words on Saturday. Monday was my middle sister's birthday and I guess Mom was determined that she wasn't going to die on her birthday. Mom past away on September 9 at 1:05 am. <BR> <BR> Today (9/11) I had a heart cath since I was having chest pains but my heart is fine. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow (9/12) we will have visitation and on Saturday (9/13) we will have the funeral. <BR> <BR> I have dropped one of the ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:53:14 EST Life is doing its best to pull me down I found out yesterday Mom is having trouble swallowing. Unfortunately this is the progression of Alzheimer's. I am going to pick up some ensure today for her. <BR> <BR> I also found out yesterday that my financial aid for my 2 college classes this fall has a hold on it and I have to fix it our pay $975. I spent part of a day in May and I thought that was taken care of. Ugh. Not what I wanted to do on my day off. I so want to craft. I had so many projects I wanted to get finished before c... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:02:35 EST Just wanted to say thanks for the support and Birthday wishes! If you read my blog on July 13th you would know that I didn't have a great birthday (July 10th). But instead of feeling bad I am just trying to make everyday special for me and those around me. Caring for Mom has taught me that life is precious and there is no time like the present to love those around us. We don't have to have a lot of money to show love. I have a great friend on here that struggles financially and physically but I believe that her son and husband loves her beyond words.... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:52:10 EST update on Mom and me Mom fell Sunday morning sometime and bumped her arm. It skinned it so now we are trying to get her to leave the bandage alone <em>40</em> Her stomach is doing better but I think the antibiotic that they have her on is making her feel weird. Only a few more days of that. <BR> <BR> As for me I am hanging in there. When I feel stressed I am working in the yard or exercising or cleaning. So I am not thinking and working myself up. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:47:02 EST Sorry I have been MIA but Mom has taken much of my time.... On June 15 Mom was admitted to a hospital about 2 1/2 hours away. They were the only ones that would take an Alzheimer's patient that was aggressive. I have been on the phone or driving there quite often since trying to get updates on her. But they wouldn't tell me much because she was in a hospital in Tennessee that doesn't acknowledge our guardianship of her from Kentucky. for the last two weeks they kept telling us that she would be going home some. Then last weekend my sister and Uncl... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:13:22 EST Update on Mom They said last week Mom would get to come home this week but it isn't looking like it. They are still working on her meds. I am finally feeling some better from her attack on me. I go to the doctor tomorrow. I am sure that he will fuss about my weight and blood pressure. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:31:50 EST Getting to know me Getting to know you <BR> <BR> <BR> Your go-to chewing gum flavor… watermelon <BR> <BR> Best time of the year… Fall <BR> <BR> If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…. cotton candy <BR> <BR> Favorite pie... Derby Pie <BR> <BR> First record you ever bought… Bee Gee's <BR> <BR> Current perfume you use...Body Spray wildflowers <BR> <BR> Do you have any trophies or awards…nope <BR> <BR> Worst day of your life…May 18, 2000 (dad died) and 6 years ago when we found ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:03:46 EST Update on Mom I called yesterday and they have added another medication trying to help with her moods. Some family members went to see her and she was no where near reality but she wasn't angry. At least that was better. <BR> <BR> I am really sore from her hitting me last week. It hurts to move. Oh well this will too pass. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:21:10 EST update on mom Mom is at the hospital two hours away getting evaluated to see if her behavior is medication, Alzheimer's or something else. Currently we have no idea how long she will be there. They should be called me or my sister sometime today and we going from there. We saw her yesterday afternoon before coming home and she was doing better. She had eaten and bathed for them so that is a plus. But you could tell she was still really out of it. <BR> <BR> As for me and how I am doing. I am numb. I... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:24:06 EST fun on vacation but boy when i got home Cumberland falls was beautiful. It was really nice. <BR> <BR> We got home on Wednesday evening. Thursday my aunt called, Mom was hitting and being ugly. So I went down. While my aunt and uncle took a walk, I was cooking lunch mom tried to get out of the house. But the door was locked (mom has been getting out and running off). She started yelling at me for not letting her out. I told her I couldn't let her out. So she started hitting me. She hit me on my neck and shoulder. I finally got ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 02:08:20 EST hoping to destress We are leaving for a couple of days. I am hoping mom will behave (see yesterdays blog). Thank you for the nice words of encouragement! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:03:54 EST Help. I am so stressed! As some of you know Mom has Alzheimer's. Since Wednesday, she has ran down the road that she lives on 5 times and hit my uncle that lives with her. She tells everyone that my Aunt and Uncle is trying to kill her. I had to leave church this morning because she had ran away again. I got there and she wouldn't go into the house because they were going to hurt her. I said you want to go home with me today. She did. But it was awful. She talked awful about my Aunt and Uncle. She accused me o... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:48:52 EST finally a day with no drama. but its still early We worked the the yard until noon. We had four trees cut down. I have some family that is cutting it up for firewood. We raked the debris and hubby mowed. He also smoked a sholder for supper. I have read some. Daughter and the finace are coming for dinner. So good day so far. Sat, 17 May 2014 17:23:12 EST update Mom has gotten more upset lately. I have had to go down a lot lately to help calm her down. I am going to call the Neurologist tomorrow if her meds can be change or any other ideas. It is taken a toll on us all. I know that this is just going to get worse but the longer we can help her stay at home the better for everyone. <BR> <BR> Now that I am out of class I am trying to craft and get projects done ahead. I seem to fall behind when I am taking my two college classes, taking care of t... Thu, 15 May 2014 21:57:40 EST