DETERMINEDJANET's SparkPeople Blog DETERMINEDJANET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tuesday, 3/28/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was a good day. Things seemed to take longer than usual, but they got done. Here's the breakdown: <BR> <BR> <em>452</em> Juiced for breakfast. (Tasted like grass. <em>246</em> ) <BR> <em>452</em> School with Isaac. (He still doesn't remember how to do this math. He knew it last week.) <BR> <em>452</em> Dropped Isaac off with Destinie for physical therapy. <BR> ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:03:02 EST Monday, 3/27/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My first task of the day was to go to the grocery store and buy more fruits and veggies. Just some that we ran out of or didn't buy enough of the first time. Then it was home to do school with the kids. Ended up only doing school with Isaac today as Maegann had not slept well at all (the insomnia from the concussion is a killer) and had dropped into the depression caused by fatigue.... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:33:49 EST Sunday, 3/26/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started the day at church and another great sermon. Pastor Steve started out with some real-life "dating" situations that showed men don't know what women really want. So funny. We also enjoyed a silly song and a mess of a list he made of names men call women (sweetie pie, etc.). The point of the sermon was how women were looked upon in Jesus' time by everyone and how He looked upo... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:39:01 EST Saturday, 3/25/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Headed out this morning for a 90-minute massage and it was definitely a great way to begin the day. I had so much tension in my neck it wasn't even funny! <BR> <BR> Once done there I went to the store and bought veggies and fruits for our so we could begin using the juicer. As soon as I got home Maegann and Tim were right there getting things going. <BR> <BR> Our first one was call... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:51:34 EST Friday, 3/24/2017 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today hasn't quite felt like a Friday...more like a Saturday which means I'll have a 3-day weekend, right? Here's the breakdown: <BR> <BR> <em>378</em> started laundry (2 small loads) <BR> <em>378</em> Subway with Isaac <BR> <em>378</em> school with Isaac <BR> <em>378</em> errands (pharmacy and Payless Shoes) <BR> <em>378</em> school with Maegann <BR> <BR> Had some ti... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:57:24 EST Thursday, 3/23/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I got Isaac busy on his schoolwork so that he could at least get math out of the way before he was off for time with Destinie. We loaded up and headed out on time (math was done) and she didn't show up. Later she said she got stuck at another job and her phone was dead. Anyway...took him home to finish more school and Maegann and I went to buy groceries. <BR> <BR> Wasn... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:08:33 EST Wednesday, 3/22/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> First up today was school with Isaac and then we all headed to the school so Maegann could spend some time with her friends during their lunch break. Turned out to be less time than planned because of a choir meeting that was called at the last minute, but she was happy to see them. She came away feeling like that's where she wants to be again. I will start talking with the registra... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:11:31 EST Tuesday, 3/21/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I headed out first thing for my doctor's appointment and was thankful Tim could be working from home today so the kids didn't have to tag along. First up was the dreaded weigh-in. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thankfully at this office I don't get scolded for a gain...I get sympathy for common ground. Age a... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:16:10 EST Monday, 3/20/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's been another quiet day. Getting used to this! Here's the breakdown: <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> breakfast <BR> <em>126</em> started laundry (only 2 small loads) <BR> <em>126</em> school with the kids <BR> <em>126</em> lunch <BR> <em>126</em> dropped Isaac off at church & then went by the bank <BR> <em>126</em> just hanging out at home <BR> <BR> Tonight: The Voice... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:20:31 EST Sunday, 3/19/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This verse was how we ended our service today as our vision for the year is to bring in younger families along with singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children." It's a good plan to try because otherwise this particular congregation is going to die off. Tim (and I) will be starting a new class to offer to the families who currently have no class to plug into. Tim also wants to make service i... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:29:52 EST Saturday, 3/18/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The family all slept in this morning. I believe it was 9:30 before someone was rumbling around. I know for me it was needed as I didn't sleep well thanks to the cough that began nagging me yesterday. Today my throat is sore and my head aches from all the coughing. Glad I see the doctor Tuesday morning as it has similar feeling of when I had pneumonia. <BR> <BR> Anyway.... once we ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:20:26 EST Friday, 3/17/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning began with breakfast at Subway with Isaac. He loves that 1:1 time each week and when food is involved that he likes, he will talk up a storm. Once home we got busy on his schoolwork. Maegann was keeping busy in her room until it was time for lunch and she made spaghetti for us. Then the kids went on a bike ride together before it was time to work on Science with her. ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:02:14 EST Thursday, 3/16/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Was able to sleep in this morning a bit which was very nice. After breakfast I worked with Isaac on his school and then it was time to head out for a house walk through. We are passively looking at one-level places with a bit of land just to get away from the subdivision closeness. Today's house was built in 1937 and was cute. We know what we would offer should the pending one not ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:42:54 EST Wednesday, 3/15/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I got up with a solid plan to be at the lab for my blood draw before they got busier. My plan worked, but where it feel short was that I ended up waiting for 45 minutes and still have no idea why. There was one person ahead of me only because they made it out of registration quicker (yep...I pulled the slow clerk), but there was nobody else in the lab waiting area. When... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:26:54 EST Tuesday, 3/14/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The workshop last night was very good so I'm glad I made the decision to go even though I was so tired. Maegann went with me and it was one that was good for her to hear as well. It was offered by a dad of six (his 2 middle boys are on the spectrum) and he started with a personal testimony of what life was supposed to be and how things had to get turned around when it wasn't the "pac... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:32:21 EST Monday, 3/13/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This poster was perfect for today as that is what the character study for today was about. Isaac draws the thoughts into Charlie Brown cartoons. The one today was hilarious about Lucy and Schroeder. <BR> <BR> Our day started out with all of tired as it appears none of us slept well. Up and down all night. We made it through school though! Isaac is now off with Patrick for several... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:21:04 EST Sunday, 3/12/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I'm not alone in saying UGH! to "Spring Forward." We even went to bed at the "new" time and are still dragging. I had planned to cross-stitch and/or read today, but reading will make me sleepy and my eyes are already too tired to stitch. Instead I kept myself quietly busy. Made chili for lunch, chopped veggies for salads and snacks, scanned & emailed some paid work documents... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:11:43 EST Saturday, 3/11/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was a much needed day. Rare to get so many hours to myself! Started by leaving the house about 9:30 to meet a client at a coffee shop. I enjoyed a Crème deMenthe Steamer! After our time together, which was quite enjoyable, I chose to stop and get the van washed (hadn't been done since October), have lunch at Subway and stop at the library. When I got home the kids were out p... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:08:41 EST Friday, 3/10/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started the day out with the usual Subway breakfast with Isaac and then home to get his school finished before his day out of the began. Destinie was at 10 and Patrick at 1. After Maegann and I dropped him off this morning we headed to Verizon as I had figured out my phone speaker was not working. I could call out, but had no idea if the phone rang on the other end. I tested it wit... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:09:10 EST Thursday, 3/9/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm seeing a few rumblings about the latest Start Page update, but I haven't spent more than about a minute there yet. That's my next stop! <BR> <BR> Started the day by heading out about 9:30 for haircuts and then afterwards we stopped for lunch. Next up was school. Isaac was not happy about doing that in the afternoon (it's rare) but thankfully I got him through it without an angr... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 19:08:56 EST Wednesday, 3/8/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> A calmer day here at the house. Thankful Isaac was in better humor than the past two days. Otherwise, here's how the day went: <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> school <BR> <em>137</em> groceries & laundry <BR> <em>137</em> lunch at Taco Bell <BR> <em>137</em> church to go through VBS decorations (a gal was cleaning out the storage rm) <BR> <em>137</em> paid work <BR> <em>13... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:15:01 EST Tuesday, 3/7/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I derailed my morning by choosing to get up early and go to the grocery store. I did go later and picked up most of the items, but meant for a different start to the day. I have since figured out that I woke up totally unmotivated as the day just travels along that road quite consistently. Glad that isn't typical for me! Also glad I have zero paid work to do today and that the rain... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 17:14:40 EST Monday, 3/6/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good news! Maegann's memory was still in tact today! She does have some gaps, but overall this is wonderful progress. She told me today that one thing bad about getting memory back is it makes her angry at times when she thinks about some of the negative memories. Another thing she told me today was that the memories she does have of school solidify her choice to be homeschooled ag... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 21:15:09 EST Sunday, 3/5/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning we all headed to church and it was a good sermon (usually is though) and then afterwards we went to Taco Bell for lunch. Once home I held true to my promise and "watched" the NBA game with Isaac. The squeak of those shoes throughout the entire thing was enough to drive me bonkers! I spent the time Sparking and on Facebook. <BR> <BR> At some point during the game Maegan... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 21:03:12 EST Saturday, 3/4/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started my day with a 90 minute massage. Sure there were sore spots, but overall so relaxing. I definitely needed that opportunity. Scheduled my next one for 3 weeks out to keep working on these legs. So sore due to the knee injury. <BR> <BR> Afterwards I went to the jewelers to pick up my sapphire necklace and drop Maegann's purity ring off for repair. One more quick stop at Wal... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 21:08:57 EST Friday, 3/3/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> A quiet day once again. Started out happy and thought things were going to be smooth all day, but the lack of energy and depressed-like emotions came back about 2:30 this afternoon. I don't know what's going on, but wondering if it is a nutrient I'm missing or just the need for a break. I do have a 90 minute massage in the morning and then I will head to the jewelry store to pick up... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:12:10 EST Thursday, 3/2/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> For some reason I woke up tired today. Good thing I planned for another quiet one! <BR> <BR> School with the kids came first. Had another "Math Mood" over the same skill (it's new to him) and then while he was with Destinie for physical therapy I assisted Maegann with her Science lab. She built an atom for the element of neon using chocolate chips, popcorn, whipped cream and caram... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:06:52 EST Wednesday, 3/1/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was truly a quiet day. Started out just hanging out helping the kids with their schoolwork. I did have a little "math turbulence" show up from Isaac, but thankfully I was able to calm him down fairly quickly. Adding a third fraction to the addition list was not making him happy. He'll get it once he settles down and realizes the importance once again of keeping things lined u... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 22:01:36 EST Tuesday, 2/28/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am exhausted and I really don't think I did much today! Here's the list: <BR> <BR> *school with Isaac <BR> *quick errand to Walgreens <BR> *school with Maegann -- chopped veggies while she worked <BR> *edited a client workbook (didn't take much time) <BR> *some prep for today's Thanksgiving dinner (Tim's birthday) - kids helped a lot <BR> *put a shopping list together for Vacation ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:25:28 EST Monday, 2/27/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Busy morning! Grocery shopping, breakfast with Isaac (Subway day), school with Isaac and 3 loads of laundry. Took him for his time with Patrick about 1 p.m. While at the church Maegann and I went into the office and got VBS on the church calendar. Once home our first order of items arrived: <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:06:20 EST Sunday, 2/26/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We all made it to church this morning and had a good sermon on being humble -- being real. The scripture about the Pharisee and tax collector were used as the base of the thought. And the songs seemed to have the theme of the picture I chose. "It Is Well With My Soul." <BR> <BR> After lunch, which was spaghetti, I decided to get busy on the office reorganization project. Needed do... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:34:22 EST Saturday, 2/25/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My day started early for a Saturday as Isaac went to breakfast with Patrick and his son at 7:30. I used the time to work on the meal plan for the week and get the grocery list put together. Probably should have gone shopping too, but no desire for that today. <BR> <BR> Instead I helped Maegann with her Science after breakfast -- unit 2 is done! Then I got a client plan submitted a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:01:03 EST Friday, 2/24/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another day of sleeping in, but it was needed especially for Maegann. First night she's actually slept well in three days. Makes a huge difference on her brain/memory recovery. <BR> <BR> Much of the day was spent assisting kids with schoolwork. I did take a break to finish up a little bit of paid work to get some changes made before the weekend. Now I'm just hanging out Sparking w... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:04:28 EST Thursday, 2/23/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey! This girl got up before 9 today! LOL <BR> <BR> First on the list after breakfast was heading out for Maegann's appointment with the orthopedist. One more scan and she is cleared so one more doctor out of our schedule! Next doctor appointment will be with the concussion clinic for a follow-up. I just put it off as every two weeks was just too much for a 45 minute drive to be ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:58:27 EST Wednesday, 2/22/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The day did not begin quite like I had planned as I forgot to turn my alarm on so it was 9:30 before I knew it, but got it turned around and most everything got done. We scrambled to get out of the house in time to drop Isaac off at the university for his time with Destinie, but once that was done the only thing out of place was any attempt at his schoolwork. Tackled that about 1:30 ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:56:11 EST Tuesday, 2/21/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started our day at the DMV to get Maegann's driving permit. Our wait was 45 minutes and all 12 stations were open. Couldn't believe how packed that place was and it hadn't let up at all when we were leaving. At least that task is done. <BR> <BR> After lunch I got busy paying the bills and then got some little things taken care of that I've easily put aside for quite some time, but ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:49:11 EST Monday, 2/20/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone slept in this morning and we must have needed it as nobody was budging until about 9. Once breakfast was done I got Isaac going on his schoolwork and once he was gone for the afternoon with Patrick the science came out with Maegann. We finished up the next section and tomorrow we'll head for the virtual lab that is next on the list. <BR> <BR> I then finished up the paid wor... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:49:41 EST Sunday, 2/19/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today began with my staying home from church with Maegann as she did not sleep well at all and with her concussion recovery that means she just can't handle "major" outings. Instead I got her up about 10 and we headed to the store to buy the cheese we forgot yesterday for our tacos today. She was doing okay so we got busy on her science lab once home. Got it done! I finished the wr... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:20:35 EST Saturday, 2/18/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This day did not go quite as planned, but do they ever? It looked so simple on paper! Here's how it went: <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> slept in <BR> <em>8</em> grocery shopping <BR> <em>8</em> laundry <BR> <em>8</em> cleaned out the frig and chopped veggies <BR> <em>8</em> went through my paid work <BR> <em>8</em> organized the other desk things that weren't getting done <... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:42:45 EST Friday, 2/17/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept in today without meaning to so I guess I needed it. The down side...the kids slept too! LOL Took Isaac to breakfast to get some 1:1 time with him before he was gone the rest of the day. He finished up most of his school after breakfast and then took him to the church to spend the afternoon with Patrick. Schools are out today, which makes me roll my eyes as they missed 8 days... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:34:50 EST Thursday, 2/16/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> A good night's rest thankfully, but have been exhausted and pretty well in a fog all day from this cold. It's temporary as we all know! The cough has increased, but at least the sneezing has stopped. <BR> <BR> Managed school with both kids (didn't get as much Science with Maegann as hoped) and then it was time for lunch. Next up was taking Isaac to the church to meet up with Patric... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:58:56 EST Wednesday, 2/15/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The morning was busy as expected, but I didn't expect this cold to set in hard today. Made everything more exhausting. Hopefully it is the turning point for this cold. Here's how the day went: <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> dental cleanings for the kids <BR> <em>126</em> pharmacy <BR> <em>126</em> drink break at McD's as we had time to kill <BR> <em>126</em> dropped Isaac off f... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:34:43 EST Tuesday, 2/14/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept in this morning as I could tell it was needed to fight this cold bug. After getting the kids up I headed out to Moxie to pick up Maegann and my steamers as it is 2 for 1 on Tuesday. I then stopped at Subway and picked up breakfast/lunch for Isaac and myself. Once home it was school with Isaac and then Maegann. This afternoon we went to the library on the way to dropping Isaac... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:46:17 EST Monday, 2/13/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Got home in time from my training workshop to enjoy some of the Carol Burnett DVD that arrived today from Netflix. It was a good workshop and I brought home some info that I can pass along to a couple of clients who are looking into this service. I had no idea how extensive their services were! <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up feeling like a cold coming on....thank you Isaac. Scrat... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:06:48 EST Sunday, 2/12/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Church was nice this morning, but it would sure be wonderful if Maegann would remember the people again. She's definitely got a good spirit of "starting all over again" though. It is odd the things she remembers or has forgotten. For example: she remembers all about driving (she has driver's ed in June) but can't remember how to wash dishes. Yesterday she was so excited that she h... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:30:28 EST Saturday, 2/11/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone slept in this morning after a later night for all of us. After breakfast I got busy with the laundry and sweeping and then Maegann was ready for help with her science. We worked on that for a couple of hours and then it was time to head out for our hair trims. Once home I was able to go through the plan files that need attention and then she was ready to do more science. T... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:42:56 EST Friday, 2/10/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was a good day, but one that didn't offer too many breaks. Here's the way it went: <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> breakfast <BR> <em>26</em> school with both kids <BR> <em>26</em> got the rest of the outside Christmas decorations down except from the tree <BR> <em>26</em> paid work <BR> <em>26</em> dropped Isaac off with Patrick <BR> <em>26</em> Valentine's "date" with... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:18 EST Thursday, 2/9/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> First up today was my chiropractic appointment. The knee/leg is even better, but tonight it is stiff. Tomorrow should be better again. <BR> <BR> Once home I helped Isaac with his math and then it was time for lunch. After that I helped Maegann with her Science. She woke up not feeling that great so I wasn't sure how much she could do, but she got through quite a bit. Tomorrow wil... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 23:13:46 EST Wednesday, 2/8/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> A long night at our house as both kids had difficulty getting to sleep. Isaac because of his cold and Maegann because she couldn't get her mind to shut off. Finally got them both to sleep about 3:30. I slept in until 9 and got the kids up closer to 10. No school has happened here today. <BR> <BR> While Isaac was hanging out on the sofa and Maegann in her room I got busy on the fin... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:00:26 EST Tuesday, 2/7/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Woke up to <em>425</em> once again. The prediction was 1/2" so of course we got 2 1/2". It was a very heavy snow too so the shoveling was exhausting. Maegann was so excited that she could actually go do some of it for the first time this winter. Yep...the foot is doing great! <BR> <BR> Before we shoveled snow I got her to sit down and do some Science. Much better day for her a... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:38:52 EST