ELLFIN3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELLFIN3 ELLFIN3'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/ Monday Monday-Got a Love It!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454759 It was not very warm and the north wind was cold today. I took the clothes and put them in the spare office at work. I hope My Sister can get them soon. They are going to be donated! Then I gathered up all the trash at My office and took to the dumpster at the Gun Room!! Then I spent the rest of the day posting. I hope You had a good Monday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:10:13 EST Cleaning inside and out!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454339 The dogs had toys and stuff all over the back yard so I got the rack and cleaned that up. I cleaned the kitchen. And I worked on getting rid of clothes. Good fitness! Enjoy our evening!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:29:56 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453533 The Boss has not signed checks yet!! I have gotten some work done today. I am ready for the weekend. Enjoy!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:48:57 EST So behind at work!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453188 It is almost time to send stuff to the IRS and the state. I am so behind in posting. I have nine days to get it done. I can do this!! Guess what tomorrow is Friday! Enjoy Your evening. <BR> Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:28:25 EST Knee and stuff! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452796 The shot did hurt but I had no side effects. That knee seems better today. But the other knee is doing stupid stuff. I went to the post office and the grocery store at lunch. I need carrots and potatoes to cook with the roast I am putting in the crock pot for supper tomorrow night. I hope everyone is safe and warm!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:53:32 EST Knee Doc! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452406 I liked the knee Doc! He went over all My options with Me. He went over 5 shots of a liquid <BR> that is like what is naturally in Our knees. He also went over surgical repair, stem cell repair, <BR> and knee replacement. I had 1 shot today. I will have 4 more shots, 1 per week. Then if it help in 6 months I can have the 5 shot series again. I can have every 6 months. We are going to try this first. The stem cell is expensive and not covered by insurance or Medicare!! And I do not w... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:34:05 EST Busy brain day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451984 Lots of thinking going on in the office today. I got a lot done getting ready for the boss to sign things tomorrow. It is very cold here. Tonight it could get to -5 to -15 with the wind chill. Stay safe and warm. I am going tomorrow to the knee Doc to see if I am doing all I can do for My knees!! I think I over did it yesterday! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:12:24 EST Fitness!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451522 I cleaned out the front bedroom closet. I moved storage boxes out to the small storage building. I took some boxes over to the dumpster. I put the clothes I am getting rid of in My car. I did not get back to cleaning out My closet. That is next!! I cleaned out the frig and cleaned up the kitchen. I am doing laundry now. WooHoo fitness!! I hope You had a great day!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:44:59 EST Cold weather & rest!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451151 I came home from breakfast and fed the outside critters! Then I came in and sorted out My crochet stuff. I started a project, but Budd Dog needed to sit in My lap. So I held Him and watched the birds out the living room window. I saw a wood pecker, blue jays, chickadees, sparrows, morning doves, cardinals. All are so pretty. It made for a restful afternoon. It was sunny here but still very cold. Stay safe and warm!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:04:40 EST I know what I want to be........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450725 I want to be the Karma Fairy!! At lunch I went to the post office, bank and the grocery store. I am headed to the farm after work. I need to rest and regroup!! Enjoy the rest of Your Friday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:43:29 EST I am tired of being an adult!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450395 RANT: It seems some times in My Family I am the only adult! I have always been the fixer and there for everyone. I sometime need someone to be there for Me. I want to be a little Kid. However even when I was Kid I was a worrier. I seemed to have fallen down the dumb rabbit hole again. I will have to work on that. Enjoy Your Friday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:14:12 EST The Thursday Forecast!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450007 They say rain, ice, sleet and snow. I hope this is wrong. I went and had My nails done tonight. And 1/2 of the Family called or text Me. : ). I hope You had a great day!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:23:59 EST Tuesday stuff!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449575 I got all the Christmas stuff mailed that did not fit the Grand Kids. I did reorder a couple of things. I went to My Son's, the post office and bank at noon. I am making progress at work on getting caught up. Not as much fitness today and to much food. I WILL change that tomorrow. I CAN DO THIS!!! Enjoy Your Hump Day! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:18:37 EST Errands & office work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449135 I went to the bank and post office!! I got a lot done in the office today too. I went to UPS after work. I am getting ready to unload the dish washer and finish the laundry. I have 3 items that I am going to try to get sent back. Things that did not fit the Grandkids. Then I will reorder. All kinds of ways to get a little extra fitness. I hope You day was good. Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 8 Jan 2018 20:09:55 EST Good food day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448646 I did good with food choices today. I worked on cleaning out My closet. I have done some book work. I gave My Grandson his Birthday card and money. It has been a good day. <BR> I hope You too had a good day!! Luv Y'all! ((HUGS)) Sun, 7 Jan 2018 19:26:40 EST A real Fitness Saturday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448230 We slept in this morning. I washed a load of towels from the company last Friday night. I put up Christmas here at the farm. I did yard work and feed all My outdoor critters. I saw a beautiful hawk in the tree out front. I watched TV this afternoon. We had a good Dinner and a good visit with some Friends. It has been a good day. I hope You had an awesome day! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sat, 6 Jan 2018 20:06:58 EST QUESTION?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447763 Does coughing and blowing Your nose count as fitness. I know My chest muscles are sore right now. : ) I have had a week of this stuff. I had errands to do at noon. It was nice out. <BR> I was able to be out without a coat. Enjoy Your Saturday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 5 Jan 2018 17:06:06 EST Doing something for ME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447269 I am going to My Friends tonight for a foot soak and reflexology. I have had a good day at work. Now I need to do some filing and computer work. Enjoy the rest of Your day!! WE CAN DO THIS!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:33:57 EST Busy-Helps keeps paws out of food!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446869 I was busy at work today. At Lunch I went to the Dollar store. I went to My Son's to pick up some things that need to be sent back. I went out to the cemetery where My God Parents are. There had been vandalism there again. The head stone and vases seem to be OK. The boss sign Our checks today. When the office manager got back with them she noticed He had not signed My pay check. I ask Her if He was trying to tell Me something. She laughed!! I have been with this company longer than ... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:05:34 EST Lots of illness!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446344 It is still very cold here. I am still coughing and blowing My nose. But I will take that over what others (including My Son and DIL) have had. They have all had a stomach virus. <BR> There is a lot of flu out there too. I did have a flu shot. Let's all work on getting healthy so if We do get sick it does not last long or is not as bad!! It is a new year and We are going to make it great!! I have eating well today and got in some walking. Let's do this!!!!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 2 Jan 2018 20:06:00 EST Happy New Year Fabulous Spark Friends!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445811 2018 is here. Let's work to make it GREAT!! We were both a sleep before 10:30 last night. <BR> My cold is still with Me. It is still very cold out side. I go back to work tomorrow. WooHoo! <BR> Let's all work hard to get to Our goals. We are all Fabulous We CAN DO THIS!! Luv Y'all!! <BR> ((HUGS)) Mon, 1 Jan 2018 20:11:53 EST Here is to a safe New Years Eve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445206 We went out to breakfast this morning. I have not been back out. I have kind of rested today. With the wind chill around midnight it will be around -5. Please if You go out be safe and warm. See You in 2018!! WooHoo!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:05:23 EST Christmas gone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444810 It is very, very cold here. It will only get colder over night and maybe some winter precipitation. I got Christmas and the boxes put up today. Now maybe I can rest!! My cold is about the same. It will just have to run it course. I hope You have had a great day!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:55:55 EST Upper respirator infection, and a rodeo at the farm!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444462 I seem to have caught cold. Yeah!! I got half way through putting up Christmas this morning. <BR> We have had a cow at the farm off and on for about a month. Friends finally found out who She belonged to. He called last weekend. He came today with 3 cowboys on house back and 2 cow dogs and a truck and trailer. They got Her. It was like a rodeo in the front yard. EEHaw!!!!! Enjoy Your Saturday. Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:21:31 EST Cold, Snow and earthquake!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444159 It was slightly warmer today. We had a very small amount of snow. It is suppose to get very, very cold over the weekend. Lows will be in the signal digits. We had an earthquake here at home today. I was at work. My SIL said it shook their house across the road. It knocked a clock off the wall here at the house and broke it. I am going to put up Christmas tomorrow. I am taking My last vacation day tomorrow. Enjoy Your Friday!!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 28 Dec 2017 19:58:56 EST So very cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443831 With the wind chill this morning the temps were in the single digits. It is suppose to be warmer tomorrow. I have lots of errands to do. I hope You had a great Thursday!! I am off Friday! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:42:20 EST Slow work day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443531 Lots of places were closed today. I worked. It was a slow day. I just have to work Wednesday and Thursday left to work this week. I will get My checks and reports ready for the Boss for Friday! Enjoy Your Wednesday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:55:07 EST Great Family Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443262 We had all 3 kids and their families here for Christmas today. It was great! My Son and His Wife and 2 kids. The oldest Daughter and Her 3 kids (including the Grandson who is in the Navy). The youngest Daughter and Her Husband and 2 Sons. This is the first time in quite a few years!! It was a blessing. I hope Your day was great too!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 25 Dec 2017 19:43:12 EST Merry Christmas to all........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443027 Merry Christmas to all My wonderful Spark Friends. We had an interruption to our Christmas Eve. Our oldest Daughter has all Her children home and they had no hot water. DH and I went over. DH determined She needed a new hot water heater. We went and got one. When We got back to their house they were home from church. The Grandsons help DH put it in. Good bonding time. I still have a lot to do. I hope and Your Families have a fabulous Christmas. Enjoy!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 24 Dec 2017 19:54:00 EST Merry Christmas Eve Eve!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442782 I hope everyone had a great day! Enjoy Your Christmas Eve. Bless Y'all My wonderful Spark Buddies!!!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:58:16 EST Have a great evening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442514 It is cold and rainy here. I hope your weather is much better. Stay safe and warm! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:36:40 EST Nice evening!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442259 I went for a foot soak and reflexology this evening. I had not been in awhile. My Friend and I had a lot to catch up on. I am not working tomorrow. I am taking Mr. Buddy Bear to have His claws clipped and buffed. I also have a few more things to do for Christmas. I am going to do the wrapping thing Saturday and Sunday! Enjoy Your Friday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:01:56 EST I am pooped!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441943 I had a good day at work. I had errands at noon. We did the grocery shopping tonight. My Son said His Step-Son had a great evening last night at the wrestling matches. Our Grandson who is in the Navy should be home today. I am ready to go rest! Tomorrow is My last wok day this week. Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:05:14 EST I agree!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441669 To much to do and not enough time. I will bring home things that have been delivered at work. And I will take one present to work. The Ranch Manager and His Wife got Me a pretty candle. I got them a popcorn gift!! I am going to finish Mr. Buddy's stocking tonight. I finished Mr. Clyde's last night. I am just putting their names on them. We will be doing the grocery shopping tomorrow night. Enjoy Your Wednesday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:14:34 EST Almost Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441399 I thought We would have all the Family for Christmas. But My Sister and Her Niece are not coming. They are going to My Sister's SILs. Not sure about My Son and His Family. Just have to hide and watch. I finished ordering stuff today. Now it needs to get here. I am going to work on Doggie stockings tonight. I still have all the wrapping to do. I also need to finish cleaning house. I am still waiting for the Boss to sign checks at work. I hope He did that tonight. Enjoy Your Tuesday... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:00:23 EST Better day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441119 We came home this morning. Still a few hot spots at the farm. The fire fighters are watching over all the area. All should Be good. I decided to exchange the china cabinet and buffet in the dinning room. DH helped Me. We both think it looks much better that way. I have the laundry done. Some of the house work is done. I am working on Christmas stocking for the dogs! It is back to work tomorrow! Enjoy Your Monday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:16:12 EST Fire at the farm!!!!! In Oklahoma!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440882 I had a call from a Friend of Ours near the farm. He was at Our gate and there was fire all around. He opened Our gate and went in. The Fire Fighters from the Bureau of Indian Affairs came about that time. They used back fires set by them and blown by huge leaf type blowers they carried on their backs to keep the fire away from Our house and propane tank. We did not have any city water (due to a water line break) We did have water from the well to make it until that was fixed. A trucke... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:16:43 EST Enjoy the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440568 I have a little bit of shopping to do. I have My things ready for signatures. I have not seen the office manager. She needs to do payroll before the Boss comes to sign checks. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:41:01 EST Thursday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440311 I have My checks ready for signatures. I still need to fix My reports for the Boss. My ear is better!! I am ready for the weekend!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:31:10 EST Now an ear ache!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440006 I am taking My meds!! Now I have an ear ache to go with the other things! My 6 months tests were OK except for the cholesterol!! I got a lot of errands done today. I took the trash to the Gun Room dumpster, took the mail up there too! I went to the Dollar Store, the bank, My Sons, and the Post Office. The DH went to a different Dollar store after supper!! I am ready to go rest!! Enjoy Your Thursday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:04:00 EST Doc and Puppy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439723 I saw the Doc today. He gave Me some meds to clear up the nose stuff I have had all summer. I did not talk with Him about the weight. I will work on that Myself. Doc brings His new puppy to work. She is a French Bull dog. Her name is Josie. She is precious. I took the dogs to the vet for a checkup. Then I went to have My nail done. I hope You have a good day!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:10:57 EST Toy ride count & Doc appoint! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439456 There were at least 236 motorcycles. Someone said all together with motorcycle, cars, trucks and such there 300. I have a Doc appointment tomorrow. It is My 6 month checkup. I hope He has some awesome help for My weight, mood and headaches!! Mr. Clyde has a Doc appointment tomorrow. It is His yearly checkup. Enjoy Your Tuesday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:10:17 EST Great day for a Toy Ride. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439148 We rode in the local Toy Ride. It was a great day for a motor cycle ride. There were over 150 bikes. I will let You know when the numbers are posted. Lots of toys and donations given. When I got home My very large aloe vera plant had tipped over after I watered it this morning. I am going to have to shampoo the carpet in My home office. Yuck!! I hope You had a great day!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:32:57 EST Saturday at home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438891 I got the house straightened up. I got a lot done on My Mighty Black Panther Team Rudolph Challenges. I have most of My Christmas cards ready to go out. I moved gift wrapping stuff from the craft building to Lillypad's house. I have even found time to play a game or 2 on My Kindle. I got sweeping and cleaning partially done. Tomorrow is the local Toy Run. We will be heading out around 12:00 or so. I hope it warmer tomorrow. Enjoy Your evening!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Sat, 9 Dec 2017 20:40:00 EST Busy as usual!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438604 When I got home last night I started on laundry. I had not done any in over a week. DH had been doing some along. WooHoo. I got that done. I wash a load of dishes. This morning DH woke Me and ask if I had made out the 2 checks He needed for today. So I had rush around and do that. It was 15 when I came to work this morning. I went out at noon and it was around 45. I went to the post office, bank and took some papers that I made copies of for the DIL. She was at physical therapy for... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:14:04 EST One busy crazy lady!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438300 My Sister called this morning and She still had not rec'd Her dividend check. And She needed money to pay Her water & electric. So I went to the bank. My Son called and need Me to pick up receipts and copy them for His Wife to turn in for workman's comp. For those who do not know She broke she ankle at work. DH called and needed Me to look at 2 different emails and compare them. I had mail for the Gun Room folks. They we all busy getting ready for the Christmas parade tonight. I also a... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:48:23 EST Thanks You Spark Friends!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438071 Thank You for Your thoughts and suggestions. I have had a somewhat better day mood wise. But not food wise. I guess one step at a time. I went to the post office to mail a wreath to My SIL for BIL cemetery plot. I went to the bank and made deposits. I went to the court house to pay the company I work for property taxes. And I got a lot done in the office. <BR> I got the bank stmt reconciled for time!!!!! I am already for bed. I have My PJS on and here I go! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:05:37 EST Weight is out of control again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437764 I am kind of in a poor pitiful mood. I know this is not the time of the year for this so I am trying to get in a better mood. I am having a lot of trouble with My weight. I am going to discuss it with My Doc when I see Him next week. Maybe He can help Me fix it. Have a great Wednesday!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:54:13 EST Just a regular work day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437463 Just did regular stuff at work today. Boss finally signed checks. I will have more to do tomorrow. I am going to work on My last cemetery decoration. I hope You have had a great Monday! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 4 Dec 2017 20:14:30 EST A Good Ride!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437124 It was a great ride except for two problems. As We started the ride My helmet was not secure and the wind caught it and off it went. Thankfully it did not cause any problems for the riders behind us. It bounced into the median. One of the riders in the back of the pack stopped and got and gave it to Me at the church. Then riding home a rock flew up and hit My face just below My glasses. But it was all very much worth it!! lots of toys were donated. <BR> Good for kids who might not have... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 20:31:44 EST