CTUPTON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CTUPTON CTUPTON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225877 Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' <BR> <BR> -making a budget that I'd stick to. <BR> -actually putting the move in motion <BR> <BR> Both are now accomplished! Yeah! <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. The budget <em>528</em> I tried maybe 6 times through the years . I know Excel and I thought I'd use that. But I got bogged down again and again... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:00:25 EST Honey filled bandage patches work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224991 <BR> <BR> A good friend just told me about this. She was given "bandaids" or patches with honey inside. <BR> <BR> Wow! <BR> <BR> Who wudda thunk it! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/11<BR>/1677.full </link> <BR> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:48:02 EST I might be moved by Nov. 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224937 This is so scary to me. Because of it, our house has 3 very nervous, anxious people in it right now! I am responsible for the move, of course, so I am anxious. DH is feeling bad because we will be quite far from his family. And DD is stressed because she won't have her Mom and Dad's house to live in with all expenses paid. She is 34 but about to get disability due to her heath conditions. She has not been able to work in a few years. <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh boy! <BR> <BR> Next week I have 3 bi... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:39:27 EST Hebron Fair, CT Sept. 8-11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224928 <link>www.hebronharvestfair.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> Dock Dogs is my favorite part of this fair. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://dockdogs.com/ </link> Sorry, this link takes you to a search engine. I don't know why. So click on one of the results of the search engine, please. <BR> <BR> <link>https://dockdogs.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:19:58 EST Yarn Bombs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05532d82-99e7-44b4-88c0-145095f64400.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Apparently yarn bombing happens all over the world. I have seen a tiny example in a nearby town , near an art museum. This weekend we are planning on visiting Torrington, Ct which has been yarn bombed. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ed293c0-b2bc-4339-ac92-43c99d8d5b57.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a8e12fd-99c8-4977-b3cc-6303d3d16d03.jpg"... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:47:13 EST Some people knit, some people search online about knitting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223302 Me? Nope. I don't knit but DD does. In her honor: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9be193da-04dc-4b56-9b6e-1a31d0997829.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c61757b-7bf7-4203-9dad-89c5418f4693.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed67b322-b183-4f5a-b9c7-1f0efeda2fd8.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acd5344d-5858-4deb-b50e-f20a8e40b284.jpg"> <BR> honest, my Mom made me this eons ago! <BR> <BR> <im... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:13 EST Gratitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222666 A year ago I was running back and forth from 2 hospitals for hubby and for our daughter. <BR> <BR> I am very, very grateful they are both here and doing very well! <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:04:43 EST DD's latest knitting project--a hat like you've never seen before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f5c4f47-c52d-4b9e-bd86-f70cd39da554.jpg"> Yes, it is a hat! Sat, 20 Aug 2016 11:40:41 EST Biewer Yorkie Terrier--and no barking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220912 Mostly she did not bark. And if she did, it was quiet. Not at all aggravating. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:07:33 EST magnesium can cause drowsiness???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220903 "One of the most common side effects associated with magnesium supplements is drowsiness." <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/487587-ma<BR>gnesium-supplements-drowsiness/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have definitely had more energy in the last 2 weeks. I went through these thoughts: <BR> <BR> -I was busy in Buffalo doing things with my family and looking for housing <BR> -I ate at my brother's and he has really healthy food there <BR> -I ate mainly 3 meals a day plus very small snacks ... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:55:51 EST Biewer Yorkie Terrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04635b44-9dd0-470c-9a2c-737196a6a700.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend had the cutest doggie. I hope I have the correct breed. This is an internet picture, not the dog I actually saw. <BR> <BR> The little dog, Pipa, played and played for hours. She made us pay attention to her and would nudge us if someone did not through her ball to fetch. She was a bundle of energy. Not a puppy--2 yrs old. She ran all over the house and up some long, steep stairs ag... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:20:55 EST Internet search about "Why not?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219685 I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am? <BR> <BR> Stephen Colbert <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords<BR>/why_not_2.html <BR> <BR> Let's see, I can reinvent myself. Who cares! <BR> <BR> So I will say I was a dancer years ago. chris <em>335</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:13:47 EST Love Your Body Pledge on the 50+ team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219569 I made the pledge again. <BR> <BR> I needed that! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=906x11534x5<BR>5575409 </link> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:29:29 EST I'd also like to see updated emoticons! We deserve this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219533 <em>272</em> <em>32</em> <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> For "video" I had to use the old fashioned film emoticon. <BR> <BR> I can't stand using the emoticon head shot of someone looking in a mirror! Ugleee! <BR> <BR> Many, many of the emoticons are very outdated! <BR> <BR> Couldn't we have a new set of emoticons??? <BR> <BR> Spread the word on the techy message boards. They seem to like to change things even when they don't need changing. Why not change the old fashioned emoticon... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:49:06 EST I'd like to see videos of people eating healthy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219524 Visuals <em>41</em> of people help me way more than cute sayings. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I put up photos of my counselor and my doctor. This DID STOP <em>227</em> me from chowing down <em>29</em> at my computer desk. <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> I have at least 20 typed labels around my computer desk. They DO NOTHING <em>15</em> <em>24</em> to make me stop and think about what I am eating. But those two head shots are very powerful for me. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Now, if I ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:39:40 EST Another way to buy a week of nutritious prepared meals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218558 This is not an ad. It is just FYI. <BR> <BR> I visited the Buffalo area and someone showed me this business. We saw the "store." It was run by a couple of muscley men and a woman. I don't know if those were the only workers. <BR> <BR> they give you a list of meals available for the week. My friend was very interested if these could be counted by WW points. The woman there did some calculations. <BR> <BR> The meals looked very nutritious and hearty. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatritefoods716.... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:10:06 EST Renting out our condo? Till the market picks up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217915 Two condos in our complex just dropped their prices. It is upsetting to me. <BR> <BR> DH's nephew was here to put in our bathroom flooring. He seriously suggested I rent out our condo till the market picked up. <BR> <BR> to me this is a headache. But I might be forced to do this. <BR> <BR> I am also considering renting in the Buffalo area. At age 69, I don't want to do house maintenance. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:26:27 EST I might play a joke on DD... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217846 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c28a9d74-98fb-46f8-991d-a26b84a604c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daughter just bought eggs. Hmmm..... <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:03:19 EST When a Roomba meets a pile of dooggie poop at 1:30 am. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216869 The machine was stopped only because a child woke up in the middle of the night. <BR> <BR> <link>www.scarymommy.com/roomba-meets-pile<BR>-of-poop-jesse-newton/?utm_source=FB </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have 2 cats now. No robot room vacuum for me! <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:29:27 EST Not ready for that kind of commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216689 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68421a4d-f2ea-4547-9350-9c2dceb81354.jpg"> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:19:29 EST Back from house hunting near Buffalo, NY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215460 I had a great week. <em>334</em> My brother is so wonderful for having me in his "hotel." His upstairs is like a private suite! I am very, very lucky. What a blessing . For a whole week I could just focus on seeing family and looking at various types of living situations. <BR> <BR> The weather cooperated--in fact too well. It made Buffalo seem very sunny <em>67</em> for all 7 days! When does that ever happen! <BR> <BR> I need to decide how much I am willing to pay for the amenities ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:59:06 EST Viewing various housing possibilities near family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211625 A huge range of possibilities! Money will be the deciding factor as usual. If I rent, I could move us both and sell or finish up selling the CT condo. I would have hubby already moved and settled. If the rent is reasonable and the condo seems quickly salable. If. ! 2 manufactured homes were both possibilities. Renting a small house-type unit in a community setting with a activity building for easy socialization is very tempting. So far I think I like this best. We would be independent but ... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 14:19:49 EST Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207688 I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. <BR> <BR> Prayers welcome! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:31:26 EST 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207592 SMART GOAL:Get ready for my trip to Buffalo to look at housing. Leaving Friday. Only 2 days left to get ready for that trip. <BR> <BR> 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! <BR> 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. <em>104</em> <BR> 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo realtor on Monday. <BR> 4. Be ready for my school reunion on the 30th. <BR> 5. I need printer ink!! <BR> 6. Give DD a list of tasks to do while I am gone. She is inviting a frie... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:36:11 EST A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207581 <link>nys.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailVi<BR>ew.aspx?r=1984353977&s=NYS&t=NYS </link> <BR> <BR> It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). <BR> <BR> <BR> Our big need is enough space for John's motorized wheelchair. I have to find out the width of the hallway. There is a stairway to the patio. That would need to be a ramp. <BR> <BR> He does not need the bathroom. A wheel-in shower would be ideal, but we don't have that now. He gets bed baths. I have... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:21:00 EST Countdown 38 Days left. Photos of my tasks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206398 Help me set reasonable time limits of each task. My lack of energy is a big factor. I think most people would be able to clean each area fairly quickly. Not me. <BR> <BR> Paper work is my nemesis ! <BR> <BR> And this is what is left after a couple of years of decluttering. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> photos to follow when I can manage to put them here. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned...... <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:45:24 EST Remember my knee problem?-not able to bend it....now.. better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206329 It has taken over a year of daily work , but the knee bends just past 90 degrees now! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The best exercise is pushing the foot forward --pushing the foot on a stationary object like a wall---to tire the muscle--then bending the knee. Repeat maybe 2-3 times. <BR> A chiropractor taught me that. <BR> <BR> It is amazing that this makes the knee bend just a little more than I thought it could. <BR> <BR> I wish I could remember the medical term for this exercise to tire... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:01:50 EST 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206048 I did make progress! It is not done yet. <BR> <BR> The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll <em>40</em> of stamps that I had misplaced! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I found the keys <em>528</em> to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> <em>527</em> I still don't have my energy back. It is so discouraging having one or 2 "good days" and then back to having no energy at all... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:08:01 EST Which candidate do you side with? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205043 I enjoyed doing this questionnaire online. Many questions have hidden choices. You might overlook these. They give many more options than the questions first appearing. <BR> <BR> <link>isidewith.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <BR> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:51:00 EST 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef2e21ee-9b77-4d3a-942e-52846c2789d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. <BR> <BR> It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A fun goal for today! <em>104</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:08:18 EST The Fibro Manual copyright 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204717 The Fibro Manual <BR> by Gineva Liptan, M.D. <BR> <BR> I found this book to be very up to date and very organized -easy to find info I needed <BR> <BR> chris <em>220</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:56:36 EST 43 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203791 43 days left before I put this condo on the market. <BR> But I am not feeling up to par. I am feeling like I have a virus and a rash on chest, back, and itchy in various places. Darn. <BR> <BR> I need to accomplish something daily toward being able to "show" this condo. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Today's SMART Goal: <BR> <BR> Oh, oh, exciting, I did put out some old wood for the bulk pickup. <em>334</em> I had been planning to do this forever! I also did some re-arranging and organizi... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:40:45 EST Huh? I have a rash! And I feel like I have a virus. What on earth is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203783 My throat and ear canal area is tender and stuffy. <BR> <BR> My chest definitely has a rash. Itchy, too. Other areas of my body feel a bit itchy , too. <BR> <BR> I have not been outside much so I don't think it is from insect bites. <BR> <BR> Got any ideas. It is now the 3rd full day. I am using cortisone cream for itching on the most itchy areas, chest and back. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:31:03 EST My grade school reunion is July 30th near Buffalo, Ny. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203778 I am going! Yeah! <BR> <BR> I just filled out a questionnaire they sent me. <BR> <BR> I am hoping meeting these old friends might give me information about where to live in that area! Wouldn't that be nice! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:27:14 EST 44 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203162 Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 44 days left. Today's SMART Goals: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Take the van to be serviced before the 400 mile Buffalo trip. <em>248</em> <BR> (I still have not really cleaned the interior. <em>24</em> ) <BR> <BR> Sort stuff from my purse: many notes , etc. from doc appts. etc. I will overlook important tasks if I don't look at these notes! Almost done. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Do the dishes. But...DD's job is to empty the dishwasher an... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:39:30 EST Healthy Iced Vanilla Latte http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203140 INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> For coffee ice cubes- <BR> 1 pot brewed coffee <BR> <BR> For latte- <BR> 2-3 coffee ice cubes <BR> 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk <BR> 2-3 drops liquid stevia <BR> Dash cinnamon <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS <BR> <BR> 1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour brewed coffee into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 1 hour or overnight. <BR> <BR> 2. To make latte, place coffee ice cubes in a mug. Add almond milk and stevia, then stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon. <BR> <BR> <BR> <li... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:05:11 EST A way to calculate expenses at a certain retirement community http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203136 <link>www.holidaytouch.com/retirement-101/<BR>cost-of-living </link> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:56:59 EST Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203115 Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini (from DS9KIE--thanks) <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 small head cabbage, chopped <BR> 1 small zucchini and yellow squash <BR> Some onion <BR> Some red and yellow pepper <BR> Some collard greens <BR> 4 mushrooms <BR> 3 broccoli stems <BR> 1 tbsp onion powder <BR> 1 tbsp garlic powder <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> I spiralized broccoli stems, zucchini and yellow squash, then chop the rest of the veggies. <BR> <BR> Heat... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:26:26 EST Bangladesh sparkfriends-- earthquake possibility? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202536 <link>earthsky.org/earth/giant-quake-may-l<BR>urk-under-bangladesh </link> <BR> <BR> I am hoping this is over blown. <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:33:51 EST Instead of the evil M&Ms try dark chocolate. Advice from a beloved sparkfriend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202509 "Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses, Brookside Dark Chocolate with Blueberry and Acai, and Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate truffles the best. I can have 1 truffle and I'm good for days. You can have 5 kisses, and you have to unwrap each one! Brookside is harder for me to control because it comes loose in a bag, so that's a rare treat." <BR> <BR> Thanks for an additional treat: <BR> <BR> <BR> WOUBBIE says: <BR> You can also try Aldi's Choceur Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts. One serving (a hefty... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:58:02 EST John as Cookie Monster! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bff13a3d-145f-43f6-b244-b03ce702bb52.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ( John often covers himself in his motorized wheelchair to be warm and take a nap. DD put the paper cutouts on him.) Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:45:30 EST 50 things to do when you're bored. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202452 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff93a513-3dbf-4a4b-b37d-eb36fb102933.jpg"> <link>media.trusper.net/u/e43679ab-92ec-4b<BR>b5-83b5-6a2a5b6433bb.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Or, go clean the garage. I bet you think of something better to do fast! <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:24:30 EST Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 45 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202393 The 3 of us have 3 appointments today! And I am the driver for us all. DH's is for the GI doctor. He will stay in the hospital before his colonoscopy. I can't handle his prep alone. I asked if he could be in the hospital for that. But the Dr said then he has to see him first for Medicare approval. <BR> <BR> Maybe no condo goals today! <em>39</em> It won't be a fun day. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> DD has physical therapy and ---the monthly trip to get the car breathalyzer "calibrated." I am ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:52:15 EST Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 46 days left. Today's SMART Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201903 1.To email the floor repair guy, take at least 4 photos of the old bathroom floor. <BR> 2. Before getting the van tuned up for my trip to "Buffalo", clean the inside. It really needs cleaning before the car repair guy sees it. (I believe workers do a better job when they see I care for the van. ) <BR> 3. Keep doing the basic condo tidying up and do the dishes daily! <BR> <BR> <BR> I was advised NOT to get overwhelmed. <em>304</em> sparkfriends! I am sure I can handle these goals today (... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:32:39 EST Informative graphic showing options and costs of senior housing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201359 <link>www.seniorliving.org/infographics/se<BR>nior-living-type-versus-cost/ </link> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:10:46 EST Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 47 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201307 Make SMART Goals: <BR> Specific <BR> Measurable <BR> Achievable <BR> Realistic <BR> Timely <BR> <BR> Today: Finish organizing the larger of 2 bathrooms. (A nephew will eventually install the new flooring.) And do the daily chores like dishes, etc. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:57:58 EST How do you handle it when you gain and then start losing again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201301 I gained 8 lbs. OK now can I say I lost 2 lbs--if I did? <BR> <BR> I can gain and re-lose the same fat many times! <BR> <BR> chris <em>24</em> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:47:09 EST I just contacted the Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Buffalo area! Thanks . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201125 I never thought of contacting them about a place to live! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the idea! <BR> <BR> And I will contact some senior centers in certain towns. I never thought of that either! <BR> <BR> chris <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:49:28 EST Our condo will soon be for sale. I do love it here. Bloomfield, CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14cb4134-aa24-4e64-9e7d-90e8407d7124.jpg"> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:30:43 EST I got lots of good advice about handicap housing near Buffalo. THANK YOU! Still looking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200419 Since we are relatively young (69) I am hesitant to look at assisted living. I asked about average age there. 80 or over. <em>24</em> Hubby needs more personal help than in assisted living anyway. So that really does not solve our problem. I'd pay a lot for it and then still have to hire personal health aides for him. (Unless we were on Medicaid that is) <BR> <BR> Someone suggested an over 55 resort park of "manufactured homes." Theirs has a pool and activities. I did find something simila... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:06:20 EST