CLEOLEFT1's SparkPeople Blog CLEOLEFT1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community wow <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wow is all I can say.  I guess I have finally started getting into the groove.  Today 4.21.15, Mom would have been 92 if she hadda held on a few more weeks.  But her life was hard being basically deaf and blind and she waited twenty nine years to be with Dad so we have to start accepting.  My working vacation sure got the ball rolling.  Started with two grey and drizzly days at the beach, then two days at the cabin ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:47:40 EST Earning Executor Fees <BR> Court on 4.15.15 was very easy and quick except for the fact he put the lady that was supposed to be after me in front of me and did all of his talking and explainations for her and let me be the third wheel. Told me I could get my own tax id number through but that he could do it...or his secretary could do it in about ten minutes.  So I went to his office imagining that I remembered for sure that it was on the fifth floor.  It wasn't.  OK.  Musta been sixth.  Nope.  Then I rem... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:06:49 EST WiFi Between the Pines <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I keep feeling I should write or blog or something but every time I sit down to do it I think there must be something much more important I SHOULD be doing.  And there probably is.  But writing until I can't write anymore might just be as important at this time.  It is currently April 13. 5am on the deck with a crazy dive bombing June bug.  The Monday of my vacation.  Spent Friday night at work with first a girl w... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:43:24 EST We're all in trouble now <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am posting at just after midnight because I am bored. That is never a good start. I have been shocked recently because my kids at work haven't had meltdowns so far this week. After 2 whole days. They did call a 911 on my bestest angel tonight that I would not have called because she was climbing on furniture. Staff is sooooo overworked and underpaid it is heartbreaking. We have one girl that has spent th... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 02:25:19 EST Almost Back <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have been MIA. Probably nobody noticed since most of my blogs are really written for myself.  I have found that on Evernote I can blog just for me and possibly lower the TMI factor.  Love that I can set up music to play for a certain duration on this app and stuff like that.  I am pretty sure my last actual blog was done when my life was hunky dory.  Since then, I took my mom to a doctor appointment I thought wou... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 22:09:19 EST Rude Rude Rude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ron talked me into going to the woods to do even more upgrades on the deer stand.  He was eating a sandwich in the truck first so I was watching a video on the tabl nd then he was just gone.  I started to hike out to find him but luckily decided to go back to the truck til he came back cuz he was in the opposite direction.  Since he has been on the phone with my sister in law several times already this weekend to th... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:47:39 EST when it rains it pours <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sad to have so many banana colored entries on the new Google calendar!  Color coding my entries for better clarification: <BR> peacock...good <BR> Banana...horrendous <BR> Tomato...bills <BR> Lavender...miscellaneous <BR> Blueberry...routine <BR> in <BR> offs <BR> Tangerine...birthdays <BR> <BR> Sage...holidays <BR> when I was SUPPOSED to sta... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:08:32 EST Prayers Please <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It truly sux to be married to a morning person when you are a night roamer.  He goes to bed around 830pm and I try.  I really do on the weekends which is the only time I see him.  Sadly, I am pretty sure that just trying to go to bed that early pisses off my sleep clock because on those nights I end up wide awake even after 4am like tonight.  Sorta figure I might as well stay up so maybe I will sleep at 830pm tonig... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:28:09 EST Everybody's Working For the Weekend <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One minute into Friday. Last night sucked. Sleep 15 minutes early at 145am but Ron woke me at 430 am and then I was wide awake. Even did zumba at 6 am. Finally got to sleep around 745 am just to be awakeed at 8 am with Dakota asking me to take him and Lisa to school. Pager went of when I drove into the driveway but I refused to look at it until leaving for work. My day nurse said report would be i the train... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 01:50:05 EST See Ya on the Flipside! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FORGOT THE PIC OF MY CD GETTING SIGNED.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Flipside is my NEW favorite Tesla song.  Got their NEW cd signed amd personalized by the drummer last night.  Fantastic show all night with several songs sounding like they had a complete choir accompaniment since the entire sold out audience was singing back... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 23:29:32 EST It's All Good <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I usually take a few days to complete a post. I find it funny that this one begins and ends with the same "info". <BR> <BR> Here is the essence of my life at the moment.  Through the week, my oldest gets up for work and talks to me a bit for about half an hour around 10 am.  Dakota is already at school but up when I get home from work around 1030 pm.  He is online gaming while I catch up with twitter and Facebook... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:20:05 EST MEGA STRESS! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Finally got a fully functional 64 gb sd card for my tablet yesterday.  On the same day, five minutes before work, I made the bad decision to check Facebook.  My bestie from first grade, and I am OLD, was referenced by her daughter " update on mom's condition...I can't bury my mom..."  At work the others told me to call icu but they said she wasn't there.  Had to wait until home for update that even her daugh... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:46:21 EST Acceptance <img src=""> <BR> <BR> POSSIBLY ready to give up and accept what is. Got the second 64gb microSD card to replace the one that turned invisible on all devices after having everything I wanted on it for a total of three hours. This one only accepted 5 gb and numerous items are taking space but can't be opened and can't be erased from the card without putting it into the laptop. I bought the second one from the same seller but since it h... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:10:13 EST Better <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's about time things started going right!  Listening to Outlaw Roadshow for a change.  He now puts the tunes on spotify without the talk with visiting band.  Ron was hunting again and woke me with a call around nine so we went to the sorta antique shop and HE actually paid for my third leather horse for ten dollars.  We've seen the same size for almost forty dollars.  Then he took me to Summer Palace and HE paid... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:35:42 EST Better <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's about time things started going right!  Listening to Outlaw Roadshow for a change.  He now puts the tunes on spotify without the talk with visiting band.  Ron was hunting again and woke me with a call around nine so we went to the sorta antique shop and HE actually paid for my third leather horse for ten dollars.  We've seen the same size for almost forty dollars.  Then he took me to Summer Palace and HE paid... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:35:23 EST The Continued Saga Of Upgrading The Tablet <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cropped my screenshots to put here but dumb butts upgraded Pixler Xpress so with my luck these are uncropped. <BR> <BR> Zack gave me hope that the problems with not being able to get all my media on the sd card for my new Samsung Galaxy tablet is because both of the 64 gb cards I got are generic.  I continue to have the crazy ambition of having all my stuff available in one, pics, videos, movie... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:16:28 EST If only... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If only I could lose this huge stomach that is coming back, we would be back on track. New technology always sux getting everything in order.  For Christmas I got a printer from my oldest son and lotion and house shoes from coworkers.  The end.  Then my brothers had to make me feel lower than dirt by sending me money and refusing to take it back.  We haven't exchanged presents in years so I had not gotten anythin... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 09:04:24 EST Lovely Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well Ron had the nerve to ask, seriously mind you, if I was going to buy him some new work boots Saturday. When I got 3 present for Christmas - a printer from my oldest son and lotion and house shoes from coworkers. Nothing from husband even after I told him a month ago that from now on I expect birthday and Christmas presents of twenty dollars from now on. This is because I haven'... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:45:12 EST Music Makes It ALL Better! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 12-6-14&#65532;5 min into outlaw roadshow Saturday and forced to leave WiFi. Every time! 'Someone ' doesn't want me listening. Spent all day immersed in @moderndaymidas @weslynn and @scarson45 . Spent time at sister in laws house. Pretended to dance with her Zumba video acting silly. Acting...right? Wonderful day. Now they will be going with us to the cabin this weekend! Yay! That means we are going in my... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:42:31 EST Concert Memories!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another LOVELY day for an Austin concert 12-3-14!!!!! I left home at 1pm and got there at 3 pm to make sure I made it to first row. No traffic til my exit! Which I passed, of course. Note to really only have to get there half an hour before doors so if you plan to arrive an hour before that...IT'S ENOUGH!!!! Still had tons of fun amusing myself. Ate at Wholly Cow Burgers and it was AMAZING! Walked ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:56:25 EST FINALLY!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This week has been heavenly. I have stayed busy at work but no really ad 911s. Got all Dakota's graduation stuff ordered and put in for the time off including two four day weekends for SXSW since Ryan still won't confirm the dates. House is decently clean and I am off tomorrow, weekend, and Wednesday and Thursday next week for the Augustana concert. Actually thinking I will get a motel room for SXSW to attend ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:30 EST Tired of Blah <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Only the 3 starfish and 2 sand biscuits were bought. Found the rest myself at East Beach. <BR> <BR> Mom is concerned because she still hasn't received her bank statement so I had to call the bank and talk to three different people and be placed on hold for thirty five minutes. And then start from scratch again so I gave up...and then it was in the mail. Ten minutes later. On the way to check the mail for the s... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:06:29 EST vacation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The pigeons always seemed to want in our motel room. Ome even flew in at Ron's head. <BR> <BR> 1032pm Monday night. Saved by the iPod. Neighboring room loud sounding like Latka from Taxi endlessly jabbering but covered it up with my cc concert from 7-31-14. Can't sleep for re-living the concert experience but at least I'm not trying to kill anyone. Tuesday Ron woke me at 415am with alarm set for 5. Went to bre... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:56:10 EST If it weren't for bad luck... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Started writing Friday 11-14. This has been the worst week I can remember. Monday, 11-10-14 two girls ganged up on one that just CAN'T keep her trap shut so I had to act like a med nurse and take her to Dr, T to get a gash over her eye durabonded and she kept re-opening the gash for the next 2 days. Tuesday, my boy unit was in riot mode for three hours with one boy being restrained twice and getting meds twice. ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:13:53 EST Stress It To The Max, Baby! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> At least I have my shadow box wall almost complete. Hanger ready for Galveston box above the bullet box. Going next week in 40 degree weather! <BR> <BR> FUN!!! My girls unit had so many issues the 7-3 RN and therapist didn't get to leave until 830pm. Yesterday went to 91 year old mom's house. Usually go on Tuesdays. Awful smell of gas and called out four times before answered. 'Oh yeah. It's been smelling like ... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:46:55 EST Jeez <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm getting sick of being picked on. Balancing my checking account found I only got 44 cents in interest when I normally get twenty two dollars. On top of that got charged eight dollars in ATM fees. All because my online PayPal payment didn't count as a debit so I was one short. Thirty dollars down the drain. I also got signed up to be on call at the end of the month. Without being asked. Even though there ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 00:22:09 EST Just Kill Me Now <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 10-25-14 <BR> It is currently 240 am and I have counted at least SEVEN incredibly loud aircraft circling the TSTC area since the sound woke me up at midnight. Obviously, there have been many more that I didn't count. This has happened several times in the past couple of weeks. My mother lives even closer than I do and there is never a gap in the air traffic noise during the day either. That is ok for her becau... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:35:59 EST blah <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Been looking for that folder with my budget printout at least for the past six weeks. I must have always known I would find it the day it was irreplaceable. Shadow box ocd...putting one together with my autographed CDs, ticket stubs etc. and HAD to have pic of me at last cc concert taken by bassist of Toad the Wet Sprocket but printer was ruined by leaking 3 year old roof so no way to re-print. The long lost fol... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:46:23 EST Surprisingly OK <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Best cure for depression is tackling goofy projects. Reorganized garage and clothes and stuff for shadow boxes and crafts, then cut around fence lines, house and curb with HEDGE CLIPPERS cuz neighbors already know I'm 'special' and now proud beyond words that my 17 yo is picking up all the clippings I swept into piles to get money off his Disney bill. I asked him to do it 6 months ago. Oldest got $254 in groc... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:38:13 EST Get Busy! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Saturday (of last week...I rant in bits and pieces) <BR> Reading this book 'I am the weapon' about a teenage spy type, brought up a memory. In Jr high, I had a penpal from Nagasaki Japan. Wonder what ever happened to her or if I could find her in this brilliant age of technology? Naa. Way too many Mami Yoshimoto's. I have been semi-depressed for the past few weeks and today, it seems to have turned to dread. ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:55:29 EST Surely It Can Only Get Better? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Feeling like a rock star being in the list of peeps to follow. Made my depressing day tons better one day last week. OldJack, I'm guessing from my whiny posts and tweets, knew I was having an awful time of it and tweeted a bunch of their fellow band friends to follow with MY NAME smack dab in the middle of the list. THIS is why I love the Outlaw Roadshow family of bands. They are way more than just interactive ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 02:48:31 EST Meh <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not a very good day but I would like to think I did turn it around. Woke up at 5am with the second month of neck pain. I'm sure it's related to my purse-got a new one that fully loaded weighs less than the last one did empty. Tried to go back to bed and Ron SCREAMED at me about ALWAYS stealing his covers. Then hounded me for three hours-'so this is how its gonna be?' Like I was the one that screamed at him. ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:43:32 EST So VERY Productive!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fall came to Texas in a flash on Friday so Saturday I FINALLY got to go hiking with my sister and after taking Ron to get deer hunting supplies at Academy, I decided to sort through the storage shed. Sadly, Ron got the view when I unlocked it. It started with not an inch of free space at all but I was determined. I moved a lot to the garage -and back when through. If I hadn't been so determined we would still ... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:59:46 EST Tablet Stress <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am totally dependant on my tablet. Imagine my horror Wednesday when I gave up my nap in search of a new power cord since I had it plugged in all night and didn't get a charge. Went to walmart and radio shack before going all the way across town where I bought it. They don't sell the cord in stores! 3.49 for the cord and 7 for shipping. MIGHT be here Friday. Better be! Today was a welcome reprieve. Last n... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:24:09 EST Amazingly Beautiful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Birthday present from seester <BR> <BR> This has been an AWESOME day!!! I work all weekday holidays so I was at work yesterday to find that the mom of our special girly that drank shampoo August 20 decided Friday around 10 pm that she wasn't picking her up today for the scheduled discharge. I had bathroom problems ALL day knowing girly was gonna pitch a wall-eyed fit. She didn't. We haven't had any problems wi... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 03:20:41 EST DISLOCATION! I'm excited! <link><BR>/27/highly-recommended-counting-crows-<BR>somewhere-under-wonderland-sept-2-capi<BR>tol-records/#comment-10404 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am EXTREMELY excited and waaaay happy!!! Adam is doing alot of press for the new Counting Crows album and interviews etc. So he tweets about the first blog he has seen about the new release and MY video for Dislocation is on it!!! Fi... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:27:26 EST Wonderful Let It Happen Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We thought we were finished! Now the ac's are leaking and ruining walls. Ron moved my trunks to the garage I was trying to clear out for car so I moved his tool boxes. <BR> <BR> Great day! Third day of trying to finish the podcast with CC Adam on The Chew. Woke up at 10am and had to rush to pick up mom and bring her over. Sister showed up and then we called my brother and talked him into coming by. He didn't... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:09:51 EST Great Stuff For Future! Great Present! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It will be an agonizing wait until September 2. Counting Crows new cd will be released! But the agony is waiting for my special girl at work to hopefully be discharged that day as well. It's contingent on her getting off increased observations and I really doubt that is ever gonna happen. Every time we get a 911 campus wide, everyone already knows who it will be. Drank shampoo today with sad expectations of go... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:11:58 EST Now I Can Have An AARP Cover Like Adam <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am now 50. Technically, in another 20 minutes or so. HOPEFULLY, I will remember when I get to work and it won't be too hot to do at least a little walking again because now that all my projects from the past THREE YEARS are finally completed, it is truly time to get back to diet and exercise. Since I told Ron all I really wanted was for him to take me dancing one more time like he did for Debra's birthday and ... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:30:18 EST Content <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No one can understand how AWESOME it is to have my house completely finished!!! And the cabin finished. And the car halfway clean. And my youngest starting Senior Year in a little over two weeks. Aside from still basking in the after concert glow from a week ago, I am totally content. Even all the extra meetings and trainings during my off-time at work can't bring me down. Hoping I can stay content since two... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 03:26:25 EST My Epic Concert <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You had to know that the first thing I did was misplace my ticket!!! Lucky I only had to re-print it. Then...I left my phone at home and had to go back. Just before I left, I was tweeting with Jimmie Linville from Daniel and the Lion. He had two FREE tickets to give away! Just now, this cool dude asked if I MIND if he plays the guitar on the sidewalk! Duh! Me and him are the only ones here. I got here in ti... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:17:59 EST Done! Completed! Finato!!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Friday. Three hour riot on the other girls unit. Three of us RNs telling staff to restrain the girl throwing a COMPUTER at staff and they still had to be told repeatedly. We aren't allowed to restrain. When it finally calmed down, my tablet wouldn't turn on. At all. It had been charging all night! Of course, instead of just being able to wait to try in the morning, I kept looking on the technical sites but no... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:27:45 EST &#65532;It's Happening! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The past several years of renovations are FINALLY coming to completion in the most epic week of 2014...if you don't count Outlaw Roadshow. Which you really can't cuz that was basically just one day. Tomorrow is Friday! Last night I was surprised to see an empty box of nail gun nails set up as an unspoken message. Ron actually started working on framing out Zack's windows! And Dakota mowed the back yard all t... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:28:10 EST Almost Done!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am in shock. We started AND FINISHED the bedroom floors in six hours on Saturday. Then we got three fourths of the trim completed in two hours and I was able to empty four boxes of DVDs back into the shelves. Didn't put the shelves where I had planned due to the remaining trim to finish so I'm hoping the rest of the furniture fits as planned. I took all the ripped up carpet to the curb we have had in the carport... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:25:09 EST &#65532;Heartbroken <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are SO CLOSE to finishing the house renovations! Of course everything 'extra' ends up in the garage so I tried a tiny bit of cleaning out tonight. I heard a crash and it was a dish fron Aunt Mildred. I only found one piece but I have the pain in my foot from glass to prove my sad, sad revelation. We saw the same dish at antique stores for fourteen dollars. It's not the money. It's knowing I have had it f... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:32:06 EST I'm Still Me Unfortunately <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I can't BELIEVE we got more done on the house last weekend than this weekend! This weekend...I mowed the lawn. The end. Well...I also did dishes and cleaned the fridge drawer...guess I will take the hedge clippers and cut the crazy long grass-weeds that flipped back over when I tried to mow them. It really sux because this is a once in a lifetime mild weather day in Texas summer. Ron is 'worn out'. I'm silly... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:43:16 EST Got em! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got my new table and benches! Two feet shorter than expected but probably because Tommy forgot to add to the bill and I got the dimensions I first wanted...sadly, woulda paid more for the two extra feet. Still came out better than I imagined and I absolutely love it! Love that I wasn't called in to work today and didn't even try to make Ron remodel. But I will tomorrow. Our very first brand new dining set in ... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:19:19 EST obsessive <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My hawk from Friday. See nearby culvert for size comparison <BR> <BR> Ya'll know how obsessive I am on getting danged FINISHED on this crazy house. It SUX to know I am unreasonably stressing on it when it will get done when it ever gets done. It was funny last night on the way home on the radio, Nikki Sixx pretty much told me to quit trying to control everything and I would be alot happier. He said it to the c... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 02:20:06 EST I want to have My tantrum <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today... this whole weekend...just makes me want to throw a tantrum like my teenage girls at work that act like two year olds. I HATE being a 'grown up' and understanding others needs. I want what I want. And I want it now. After much searching, Ron said he would go with me to Kay's house yesterday and her cousin was actually there. So we found out the funeral was at 1030am instead of 2 pm and he was nice enoug... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:47:28 EST i miss you Kay Saw a hawk being dive bombed by our tiny birds right in front of my unit. He looked amused at their impertinence. Like an idiot, I thought that it a good and interesting day. <BR> <BR> I'm afraid of death. Not afraid. Just I don't know how to express sympathy-grief---whatever. I'm no good at it. With anyone. Just found out tonight that Kay died. A week ago Thursday. Juneteenth. I have to believe that once you die, God gives you insight. I HAVE to believe that she knows how much I re... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:12:42 EST