DETERMINEDJANET's SparkPeople Blog DETERMINEDJANET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Friday, 6/24/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Got Isaac off with Meg this morning and then took Maegann to Subway for breakfast, to the pet store for something she needed for her hamster and then to the grocery store. Once the groceries were put away (I actually cleaned out and organized the refrigerator and a couple pantry shelves first.) I swept the floors (bassets are shedding like crazy right now), made a jar of teriyaki sauc... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:58:13 EST Thursday, 6/23/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept in a little this morning and then did a little email while waiting on Isaac to be ready for some schoolwork. Dropped him off with Destinie about 11:30 for physical therapy and then went to the bank and picked up Tim's currency for China. I managed to get a little paid work taken care of while he was gone and then took him to McD's for lunch once he got home. I had a chicken sa... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:35:52 EST Wednesday, 6/22/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started my day with a visit to the Nutritionist. My levels were great this week and the scale was down like it should be so all is good from the first week back on their plan. <BR> <BR> Next was a few errands. Getting $ ordered for Tim's trip to China (he leaves next Friday morning), picking up a package at the post office and then the grocery store to get french bread and ground be... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:40:48 EST Tuesday, 6/21/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another quiet day here. Right now I'm enjoying episodes of "Animals Gone Wild" with Isaac. So interesting watching their personalities. <BR> <BR> I did get a few phone calls made regarding our internet service. We've had some issues with it cutting out and it has been getting worse so tech support also believes our modem is going out. I made calls to see about a lesser price with ... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:54:33 EST Monday, 6/20/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Maegann's chiropractor visit was first up for the day and it went easily and hopefully will help with her continued recovery. She is much better today than she's been in over a week and we are all very thankful for that. Doc did assist some pressure points tied to muscle tightness around the lungs and for her sore neck. I may just have to offer her some of my massage $'s I got from ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:47:06 EST Sunday, 6/19/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another very quiet day here. We did go to the church bbq, but took 2 vehicles as I knew Maegann wouldn't last as long as Isaac was planning to stay. There was a short softball game and he also played basketball. It was a beautiful day out for the event. <BR> <BR> Once home I finished up the computer file clean-out and organizing for my work documents. Going to be so nice being abl... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:33:54 EST Saturday, 6/18/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> First up today was picking up our Bountiful Basket and then heading home to put it all away. I then headed to my desk to start working on the "clean out the client emails" project. I was started on it when the internet started acting up again so I then got rabbit trailed to calling our provider for tech support. They are saying it is the modem so then Tim and I were looking into pri... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:24:51 EST Friday, 6/17/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Very quiet day here at the house. Loving it! <BR> <BR> Began the day getting Isaac off with Meg for his habilitative therapy time. She is leaving the end of July for about a year to finish off her Masters work. Sad about that, but excited for her. <BR> <BR> While Isaac was gone I was able to get Maegann to go to the store with me for a few items and then she crashed again. She do... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:39:06 EST Thursday, 6/16/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today has felt like a Friday so I have to be careful I don't forget what to be ready for in the morning. Mainly having Isaac ready for Meg to pick him up at 8. <BR> <BR> My day went like this: <BR> *nutritionist <BR> *paid work <BR> *Isaac's basketball award ceremony <BR> *email <BR> *ozone treatment for Maegann <BR> *Isaac's appointment with the pediatric specialist <BR> *TV time <BR> <B... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:25:26 EST Wednesday, 6/15/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning began by dropping Isaac off for basketball camp (one more morning to go) and then I went to the grocery store for a few items before heading to the dental office. The dentist got me all numbed up and then the actual laser procedure barely took a minute. He sent me home with some topical numbing gel (helps a lot to eat as the spot "cut" is bothered by that action) and a p... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:26:57 EST Tuesday, 6/14/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another one of those days where things just change at the drop of a hat and you go with it because there is no other alternative. <BR> <BR> First unexpected event: Maegann needed a trip to quick care which was not even close to living up to the name. We dropped Isaac off for his basketball camp and then off we went. First thing that lengthened the time...trying to get a referral from the... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:47:50 EST Monday, 6/13/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Began the day dropping Isaac for basketball camp at the university. He had a blast and can't wait to go back tomorrow. Just 3 hours each day, but that equals "respite" for me. I headed to the grocery store next and then home. Once those were put away Maegann and I headed to Hobby Lobby as she wanted to look for something and since we were in the same area as the imaging center I we... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:25:17 EST Monday, 6/13/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Began the day dropping Isaac for basketball camp at the university. He had a blast and can't wait to go back tomorrow. Just 3 hours each day, but that equals "respite" for me. I headed to the grocery store next and then home. Once those were put away Maegann and I headed to Hobby Lobby as she wanted to look for something and since we were in the same area as the imaging center I we... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:25:17 EST Sunday, 6/12/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was "Acts 2" Sunday and it made for a wonderful morning of worship through serving. We first met together for a short service and then split into ten groups with various service tasks to do for 90 minutes and then we came together again for lunch. Lunch prep was one of the service areas. The goal was to serve the community in some way even if it was just in upkeep around the c... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:25:21 EST Saturday, 6/11/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I headed out to pick up our Bountiful Basket and then went to Subway for a quiet breakfast by myself. Once home I had Maegann help put the fruits and veggies away and then we both got busy doing some cleaning around the house. I overdid it, but I couldn't stand the floors any longer. Swept and mopped. I had her working on the dusting and taking down the Easter decorati... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:01:27 EST Friday, 6/10/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I was up early enough to get some paid work emails taken care of and then learned that Isaac would not have Meg today as she was sick. So I got both kids up and ready for the Friday breakfast outing at Subway. Once home we got school accomplished and then I finished up the paid work by about noon. The kids both wanted to go to the swimming pool so we headed there about ... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:54:19 EST Thursday, 6/9/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is sounding like a habit....slept in again this morning! After a quick breakfast we got busy on schoolwork before it was time to take Isaac to the university to meet Destinie for physical therapy. I stopped at the church and put the new sign-up board in place for VBS and then picked up meds at the pharmacy. <BR> <BR> After lunch I got busy on paid work as documents had come in ... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 20:53:49 EST Wednesday, 6/8/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another quiet day inside while the outside sees close to 100 degrees! Glad it is supposed to cool down this weekend. <BR> <BR> This morning we all slept in again and then tackled school after breakfast. I was able to get the VBS info updated while the kids were doing their independent work and then I spent time getting appointments made for the kids with the pediatrician. Took awhi... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 19:23:38 EST Tuesday, 6/7/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept in this morning by accident, but I think the kids and myself needed the rest. We got a little bit of school done, but since Isaac had to be at the university for his physical therapy time at 11, we just did what we could. <BR> <BR> I spent the free time I had getting the VBS info reworked for the August date. Tomorrow I can get the redrafted publicity schedule typed up and off... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 23:50:22 EST Monday, 6/6/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> There will be days/weeks that are busier than others, but this is the goal. <BR> <BR> Today has been quiet as hoped. School was accomplished by 1 p.m. as were three loads of laundry. After lunch I did a few emails and updated receipts in the computer. I was on the sofa by 3 p.m. enjoying Cupcake Wars while Sparking. Maegann's been in the kitchen making supper (bbq hamburgers) whil... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:16:17 EST Sunday, 6/5/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Managed to get all the needed things done today as planned. I was only 30 minutes late for worship because of picking up our Bountiful Basket. Worth it though as I'd also purchased blackberries as an extra this week. And...worship ran long today as we were having a send-off day for the ministerial intern and his wife. They are both going to be greatly missed. <BR> <BR> This aftern... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 21:40:25 EST Saturday, 6/4/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We did it! Another homeschool convention conquered! I enjoyed the sessions I attended today. Navigating High School, Special Needs discussion group and the Common Core Con. The closing speaker was very good as well and I could enjoy her talk more as I hadn't attended any of her sessions. The end of the conference always offers the children's program of scripture and songs they hav... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 22:33:05 EST Friday, 6/3/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Overall a very good day at the homeschool convention. I say overall because unfortunately Isaac chose "an attitude" this afternoon. The sessions were good that we attended. This is the first time I remember in 10 years that Tim and I went to all the same ones. Tomorrow we are seeing a few more to choose from that we are interested in so I should have some "respite" tomorrow. Enjo... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 22:44:14 EST Thursday, 6/2/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm tired. I warned the kids that today was mine to get all the paid work completely caught up as I do have a deadline to make. It helped that Maegann was gone from 10-1 and Isaac was gone from 10-12. Helped so much having the extra quiet without interruption. I was surprised it took me as long as it did today to get caught up and I know I lost some time because of one client. I n... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 23:24:57 EST Wednesday, 6/1/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The day seemed to be starting out fine. I headed out first thing for a haircut and once home the kids were keeping busy so I dug into my paid work. Had some interruptions here and there so headed out for my 2 p.m. client appointment at Starbucks and left the kids home. Big mistake. I don't know what happened, but I was getting texts and phone calls that everything had exploded betw... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 00:06:09 EST Tuesday, 5/31/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My day began by meeting Amy to go through the co-op supply cabinets and answer questions she has come up with the past few weeks. My time of being done other than questions once in awhile is almost here! I still have the waiting list piece, but am very close to handing that back as the new co-op is recruiting. <BR> <BR> Afterwards the kids and I continued our morning out with a fiel... Tue, 31 May 2016 23:41:14 EST Monday, 5/30/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The family blessed me with the gift of being able to sleep in today and I guess I needed it because the clock read 9:30! I slept for 10 hours! They then took me to breakfast. <BR> <BR> Next I took Maegann to the pet store to return some items and then came home to get busy on my paid work. I spent about 4 1/2 hours typing plans and still have two more to finish up, but the most dif... Mon, 30 May 2016 20:56:12 EST Sunday, 5/29/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up so tired and it continued through church which translated into struggling to stay awake during church. Didn't help that it was our combined service for the 5th Sunday and today was "traditional" day. Much slower pace for everything! <BR> <BR> Once home we bbq'd hamburgers for lunch and then I got busy on my 2 hours of paid work. I stuck to it! Finished up a ... Sun, 29 May 2016 18:37:12 EST Saturday, 5/28/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have already decided that I am only giving 2 hours to paid work and then the time is mine for sparking and cross-stitch. I finally got to my desk about 2 today and spent about 4 hours working. The part that brings the decision for tomorrow is that I didn't get there until 2 which means....I'm exhausted! Here's how the day went. <BR> <BR> **Bountiful Basket pick-up (yummy... Sat, 28 May 2016 23:33:52 EST Friday, 5/27/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was another quiet day overall, but I didn't find the sofa until about 2:30. It's now around 6:00 and the kids are driving me nuts. I can tell I need a break with complete quiet. Tim just got home and informed that he is working tomorrow too. The kids are just going to have to leave me alone for a few hours as I have work that must get finished up. <BR> <BR> The day started w... Fri, 27 May 2016 20:22:35 EST Thursday, 5/26/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> First up for the day was a client meeting at a coffee shop. Took the kids along as Tim was on the road to Lewiston for a day job (about 5 hours drive) and I didn't feel right going as far as I was with the kids at home. They did great on their own and enjoyed their drinks. Afterwards we went to lunch. I had a short time before heading to my final ozone treatment. <BR> <BR> By the ... Thu, 26 May 2016 22:02:45 EST Wednesday, 5/25/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another too full day, but got a lot of needed things accomplished. We started out getting some school done before I needed to go to the chiropractor for my second ozone treatment. I had a couple quick errand stops on the way home and once there it was VBS prep time. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Maega... Wed, 25 May 2016 23:49:09 EST Tuesday, 5/24/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another day filled with very little computer time. Well, for Sparking anyway! <BR> <BR> I started the morning by taking Jolie to the vet for her bladder infection follow-up. We were supposed to get the sample here at home so I could just drop it off, but silly Jo had other ideas. I packed her up and off we went together and spent about 30 seconds with the vet aide outside and we we... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:06:53 EST Monday, 5/23/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I was able to schedule the first of three needed ozone treatments at the local chiropractor's office at 10 which was perfect since we had friends coming over at 11 for lunch and games. I am so thankful I don't have to make the long drive to the other side of Boise 3x this week! These treatments are to strengthen my immune system and lungs. <BR> <BR> I left Maegann in ch... Mon, 23 May 2016 19:47:20 EST Sunday, 5/22/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> A good morning at worship and I got to entertain everyone a little with a very corny VBS recruiting video clip. It did get a few more recruits to sign up and one lady who signed up to do the Bible stories said a good thing.... "We go with what we have and just have larger groups if necessary." Guess it is time to trust God to handle the people needs as I've held on to that rope too l... Sun, 22 May 2016 20:27:27 EST Saturday, 5/21/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I spent my morning around food. Bountiful Basket items picked up, breakfast at Subway and then grocery shopping. I didn't think that would take all my energy, but it sure did. Would have been okay had I not received a wonky grocery stand that refused to let me put my cloth grocery bags on it. Meant I had to put the items on that weight stand and then put them from there into the ba... Sat, 21 May 2016 21:22:01 EST Friday, 5/20/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> So happy to be back on my sofa as I'm exhausted. I knew today might tire me out, but so frustrating when four hours of doing very little just does me in. Oh is what it is. <BR> <BR> Started the day by going to Subway with Maegann for breakfast. Once home I went through email and did some Sparking before it was time to head out for the facility visits. They both took much... Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:26 EST Thursday, 5/19/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was busy enough to wear me out. Mostly it was time spent at the doctor for my pneumonia follow-up, but I was gone for 2 1/2 hours for that with the drive time. I also had several things come up to deal with for clients that I didn't expect. Thankfully it all went easily and I actually caught Health and Welfare in a mistake which offered a huge relief because it wouldn't have g... Thu, 19 May 2016 22:01:24 EST Wednesday, 5/18/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I survived a full morning of errands and still had energy! Yippee! Doesn't mean I wasn't exhausted by about 2 p.m. though. Progress... <BR> <BR> First stop was the chiropractor for Maegann's insomnia. Doc found her atlas (in the neck) was off again and found that she has some toxicity going on with her liver so he did some pressure points for that and sent us home with a liver det... Wed, 18 May 2016 19:55:48 EST Tuesday, 5/17/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today began by taking Jolie to the vet for her second ear treatment. Thankfully I can just take a sample by next week for the UTI recheck instead of taking her back in. <BR> <BR> Once home it was time for school, but only with Isaac. Maegann was still sleepy from the Benadryl we gave her last night to make her sleep. Glad she's seeing the chiropractor tomorrow morning for the insom... Tue, 17 May 2016 22:38:25 EST Monday, 5/16/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We made it through our day called "Get Back to the Routine!" Maegann is still struggling with insomnia so it was rough trying to do much with her schoolwork. I did make an appointment for her with the chiropractor for Wednesday morning and hopefully he can figure out what is off. Tonight we are going to try Benadryl since 2 pills is the same as over-the-counter sleep aid. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 16 May 2016 22:54:30 EST Sunday, 5/15/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Made it home! Got home early enough that I was able to get three loads of laundry done and get my paid work lined out for the next two days. A good start for a Monday after vacation! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is going to be pushing Isaac to be back in the real world., i.e., school, chores, no hours of playing basketball draft on the electronics. Praying he rests well tonight as that will ... Sun, 15 May 2016 22:24:57 EST Saturday, 5/14/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day here even though they predicted rain showers. Haven't seen any yet, but they are still saying it will happen tonight. <BR> <BR> After breakfast Maegann and I went on an errand in town to the nutrition shop and then we made the short walk to Moxie Java. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <B... Sat, 14 May 2016 19:50:48 EST Friday, 5/13/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm being a good girl and resting. Maegann was NOT pleased that I wouldn't go to the pool with them this afternoon, but my cough is a little too present and I'm tired so I put my foot down about activities even though they don't seem strenuous at all. I've enjoyed some quiet time to do a bit of paid work (it became a "have to" today for one client), Sparking and the cross-stitch has ... Fri, 13 May 2016 18:41:25 EST Thursday, 5/12/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had the best night of sleep last night than I can remember in a long time. It was wonderful not waking up coughing. <BR> <BR> We began our day at the Pancake & Christmas House and I brought half of my breakfast home. The servings are so huge there! Once home I tried to accomplish school with the kids, but it was a rough go today so we didn't do as much. Then I took the kids to t... Thu, 12 May 2016 19:06:23 EST Wednesday, 5/11/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Gorgeous day here in McCall. We all slept in a bit this morning and then after breakfast the kids got their schoolwork done while Tim did some work. He still needed a bit more time so we all had a small lunch and then I went with the kids to the fitness center so they could swim. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <B... Wed, 11 May 2016 20:27:02 EST Tuesday, 5/10/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Woke up this morning not feeling that well which meant one thing.... I did a little too much yesterday. Thankful I didn't have much left to do for packing this morning so I was able to pretty much have breakfast and then take Jolie to the vet. While I was gone with her the family was able to get the work done to get us on the road for our vacation. <BR> <BR> Jolie started showing si... Tue, 10 May 2016 22:05:30 EST Monday, 5/9/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was a busier day and thankfully I could actually handle it without totally feeling horrible. I was still brought down by the energy level, but by spreading things out over the day I was able to get things ready for our vacation. Here's the way the day went: <BR> <BR> *school with the kids <BR> *time with Amy (answering her questions about co-op) <BR> *lunch out <BR> *library, ... Mon, 9 May 2016 22:22:14 EST Sunday, 5/8/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal for today was to make it to church. Began doubting that goal first thing when I couldn't hardly move because of my lower back. Thankfully Tim was able to do pressure point work and it was much better. After a couple more sessions of that through the day things are turning around well. Was glad to be at church, but I was tired by the time we were done. <BR> <BR> Once home t... Sun, 8 May 2016 20:28:53 EST Saturday, 5/7/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy to report I had the best night of sleep in a week last night. Only woke up for two coughing fits instead of every two hours. Yeah! Hopefully the oral antibiotic will work as well as the injection and I'll see even more progress soon. <BR> <BR> Maegann went to the grocery store with me first thing and even though we had a fairly small list I was needing to be done about 3/4's ... Sat, 7 May 2016 18:58:32 EST