ECONLADY's SparkPeople Blog ECONLADY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sad A week ado today I put my dog of 14 years down. I know it was his time and he is out of pain, but I can't bust the depression. It's hard to get up and do anything. How have you dealt with similar depressions? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:24:47 EST Daughter Yesterday I drove to help my daughter move. It turned out she needed less help than I expected. We ended up spending the day together and she stayed I my hotel room. It was great spending time with her. Today hubby shows up and we will finish moving her. I'm leaving my car here for my daughter to use. She is doing great and this will make her life easier. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:46:26 EST So... Last Thursday I woke up with a very sore shoulder. I iced it and switched to walking. The next day, I was on the bike trail and I stopped to pick up after my dog. I didn't notice that my foot was on the edge of the bike trail, so that when shifted my weight to step away I fell down. I turned my ankle and scuffed my knee. Now I'm sidelined and using lots of ice. Saturday morning I woke up with a large blister on my shoulder. It was right at the joint, painful and about the size of a hal... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 20:22:35 EST Bicycling A couple of months ago I loaned my daughter in college my car. Hubby and I got through the disagreements and I have been biking to the gym and now I love it as an exercise. I did about 10 miles on bike today. The problem is the arthritis in my neck doesn't love the cycling. Next week I get my car back and I'm not sure if I will keep the cycling. Wed, 6 May 2015 18:43:00 EST Yesterday Yesterday the situation with loaning my daughter my car took a lousy turn. My husband is mad at me for loaning her the car and he is being a pain. He has never come out and said he just is unsupportive and rather snide about anything involving my getting around. Yesterday I was making plans to take Amtrak/Bart to visit a friend and he was nothing but critical. He wants me to take a bus into town and won't give me a lift. This will add hours to my trip. I blew up and called him on it. H... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:32:20 EST No car for me It was a long day, but my car is now with my daughter. She is very quiet, but I think she looked relieved. As I told my husband it will give her power. I think the power will help with the stress, which will help with the eating problem. By the end of the semester I expect she will be ready to buy her own car. I do feel better. Thanks for the support! Spark friends are the best! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:49:16 EST Sorry I posted a blog about a problem and then deleted it. Just too personal, but I needed to get it out. In a nutshell, tomorrow I am taking my car to my daughter in college. It is a loan. Her need is bigger than mine. It's been hard because I don't do well with change, and my hubby doesn't agree with loaning her the car. I just know in my heart it is the right decision. <BR> <BR> So say a prayer that it all works out well and my daughters stress level falls and she starts eating again. <BR... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:03:19 EST Ouch!! I'm feeling much better this week, but the area the taped area around the wound is very red. My husband stated to clean off the area and I literally screamed and jumped away. It still hurts. I have to keep it covered until I see the doctor friday. I'm going to go and ice it. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:37:20 EST Went for a walk I took a walk this morning, the only exercise I'm allowed. It is suppose to be a leisurely walked. Growing up I was much shorter than everyone else and I learned to walk quickly or be left behind. It was hard to walk slow. I've finished two novels and about to pick up the next one. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:56:55 EST Went for a walk I took a walk this morning, the only exercise I'm allowed. It is suppose to be a leisurely walked. Growing up I was much shorter than everyone else and I learned to walk quickly or be left behind. It was hard to walk slow. I've finished two novels and about to pick up the next one. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:50:02 EST Stir crazy I have to take it crazy because I had a cyst removed off my back. It us never cancerous and removing it was optional. Because of the location I gave to take it easy for 7-10 days so I don't break a suture. I'm going stir crazy. There us nothing to do but watch t, read and eat. I don't know how I will survive 5 more days of sitting around! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:02:46 EST Taking it easy Yesterday I had a cyst taken off my back. It was deep and the doctor said it was 10-15 years old. Because it was high on the back and between my shoulder blades I have to take it easy for 7-10 days. I feel a little silly, but I'm surprised how exhausted I feel. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 12:01:25 EST Update About a week ago I took some dog classes at the spca so I could be a volunteer dog walker. I learned a couple of things I should have taught my dogs, so the lessons began. I too k treats on the walks and the response has been excellent. The funny/odd thing is my very sick dog with the bad limp perked up. He is eating, looks happy again and most of the limp has gone away? I don't understand, but it does my heart good. My friend said she could see the difference. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:41:07 EST Amish country We decided to skip Philadelphia. The local amtrak has construction near by and parking is difficult. Instead we visited amish country. It was fun. I didn't realize the amish and non-amish live side by side. Having fun! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:33:10 EST Lancaster Went to hershey Pennsylvania today and now my friend and I are in Lancaster. We are hoping to go to Philadelphia tomorrow. I have been eating too much! Clothes are tight. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:11:26 EST Can't sleep I'm on vacation and sharing a room with a friend. She sleeps with great ease and I can't sleep. It's almost 1 am and she has been asleep for about 1.5 hours and me nothing. I'm near the door, where the light of my computer won't bother her. I dislike being an insomniac. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:53:46 EST Travel time I'm visiting a friend who us taking me to the airport tonight. I have a night flight to Pittsburgh to go to a cookie cutter convention. I went two years ago and had a great time. I'm excited about my trip. <BR> <BR> For my spark friends that asked, yes I retired last month. I'm sleeping more and feeling better. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:41:09 EST Hiding or being truthful I can't sleep because I have something on my mind. In less than two weeks I am scheduled to take a 4 hour class. I've done similar classes like this before and had a great time. However, this time it is different. I'm losing interest in the subject and the class is about a 4.5 hour drive away. With my detour on the way home I will be on the road road for 10 hours, for a 2 day trip. Similar trips before I went with a friend. I'm not sure I want to go. While in the past I have enjoyed ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:14:07 EST My changing life As some of you know I am retiring in a few weeks. It's exciting and scary. I feel like things are changing more than expected. I had planned to start a cookie decorating blog, but have lost interest in the idea. An opportunity became available and now I am dealing with demons. It isn't easy, but it is a pathway to finding who I am going to be for the next phase of my life. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:14:08 EST Change My life is starting to change. I know it will be for the good, but it is scary. Today someone said "if it is scary then that is probably the direction to go." Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:19:58 EST Return The last few months I have pulled away from spark, only really tracking my exercise. My life is in the process of changing (in a good way) and I'm feeling a little lost. I need to find direction in my life. Last night I was asking myself if I was to concentrate on any one thing what would it be? The answer was my weight/health. I feel bloated and my clothes are too tight. So starting today I will be back on spark and focusing on my weight/health. I know spark can help me if I let it. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:57:35 EST