FLEMIDG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLEMIDG FLEMIDG'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/ FUN TIMES AND RAIN DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728078 My girlfriend and I decided that we would get together on Friday and go shopping. She can only use the car on Thursdays and Fridays when her DH is off work, as he needs the car for work. <BR> She picked me up at 8:00 A.M., and we went for breakfast. I had a chiropractor appointment after that, and then we were off shopping. We spent the rest of the morning shopping, and then we went to our Knitting Club. <BR> <BR> After the Knitting club was over at 3:00 P.M., we went out shopping again. ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:34:34 EST GOOD VISIT WITH SONS AND OTHER THINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723127 I hadn't heard from my son Darren since around Christmas time. He did send me a Facebook message on Mother's Day and on my birthday, but other than that he didn't call. I know he is busy, so it didn't really bother me too much. However for a couple of weeks I was going through some depression. I'm not really sure why, but everything started to bother me. I was even feeling sorry for myself. My church family prayed for me, and my depression did lift. <BR> <BR> On Monday evening I receiv... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:17:16 EST DIABETES COURSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716165 I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 4 years ago. I had a very difficult time getting information on what to eat, etc. My doctor gave me a few pointers, but he is not a specialist, so he didn't really help me all that much. I spent a lot of money on books and I looked up a lot of things on the Internet. Thank goodness I was able to find a couple of Spark Teams dealing with Diabetes, and I received a lot of helpful information. <BR> <BR> My doctor told me he would refer me to a Diabetes Cl... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:30:06 EST SURGERY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707197 I have been having a problem with a torn rotator cuff. I have been going for physiotherapy for a while, and I also received a cortisone shot. Neither seemed to work well. <BR> <BR> I saw my orthopedic surgeon last Wednesday, and he told me that it is up to me as to whether or not I have surgery. He also said to keep in mind that if I wait too long, my shoulder may get to the point where he is unable to repair it. He told me to think about it over the next couple of months and then call ... Sat, 31 May 2014 00:57:10 EST WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695346 I experienced a special treat this evening. Our church sponsored the Watoto Children's Choir, and they performed at our church this evening. It was a free event. These children are from Uganda, Africa. The ones who performed this evening are between 8 and 14 years of age. <BR> <BR> A different group of children travels every year. They have gone around the world. This year they started out in Vancouver, Canada in January, and tonight they performed here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... Thu, 15 May 2014 00:48:58 EST WHAT A WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683623 This past weekend I went to a Women's Retreat put on by our church. I so look forward to going to this every year. I ride with a good friend from church and she also gave two other friends a ride as well. We stopped for a hot dog at Costco before we left, and then we stopped at a restaurant near the retreat for supper. Meals are provided for Saturday and Sunday at the retreat, but on Friday only a snack is offered at 10:00 P.M. after our teaching session. <BR> <BR> It is a lovely, quiet,... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:34:56 EST HAPPY EASTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676072 Just wanted to wish all my wonderful Spark friends a Very Happy Easter. <BR> He is risen!! He is risen indeed!! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> God bless you all. <BR> <BR> Darlene Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:42:49 EST WHERE IS SPRING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671651 We had a couple of beautiful days last week, but yesterday we had snow again. It is still quite cool here and it doesn't look like it's going to warm up for the rest of the week. The geese are back, but some of them didn't stay they went back south for a while. There is still lots of ice on the rivers and it is not melting too quickly. There are ice jams everywhere. It has been so cold here during the last little while that there were thousands of people with frozen water pipes. Some of... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:48:32 EST WILL WINTER NEVER END? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652029 I am getting tired of all the snow. We have more snow coming tomorrow. It is supposed to be the first day of Spring, but I think someone forgot to tell Spring that. It is so slippery out that I don't dare go for a walk for fear of falling. The weather was beautiful today, but it is going to be colder tomorrow. <BR> <BR> On Friday while going to my friend's for supper, I slipped on the ice on the sidewalk and almost went head first into a snowbank. I managed to stop myself from falling, ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:33:04 EST DEATH IN THE FAMILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626037 I have been feeling very emotional over the last few days. My brother-in-law was in the hospital since December 18. My sister was told he had congestive heart failure, and that he could not go back home, as he needed round-the-clock care. My sister has COPD and has had a difficult time taking care of herself and her hubby. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago the doctor called the family together and told them that my brother-in-law was dying, and had only about 3 weeks to live. My sister and her... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:11:28 EST A LOT GOING ON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621863 I have been sick with a cold/flu bug since just after Christmas. I saw my doctor last week and he gave me antibiotics to help with the very bad sinus infection and headaches I have been having. They are helping a little, but not a lot. I have to take the antibiotics for 4 weeks, but I have to see him next week to see how things are going. I am still having a lot of problems getting anything done, as my body is just not letting me do too much. <BR> <BR> On top of that, I was supposed to g... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:38:42 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS - HAPPY HOLIDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571386 I just wanted to take the time to wish all my wonderful friends a Very Merry Christmas, and all the best in the new year. To all those who don't celebrate Christmas, may you have a Very Happy Holiday. <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:11:15 EST NOW THAT'S HOW TO SHOW LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570818 Our Advent Christmas message this past Sunday was on the two most important commandments, Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself. Our pastor told us he wanted to demonstrate this by using one of the volunteers at our church, and he then ran a video. The video was of an 8-year-old girl who comes to our church. Every Wednesday she volunteers at our Food Bank. People come in to pick up their food and while there they receive a hot bowl of soup, bread and danties as well as... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:35:06 EST SOME GOOD SOME BAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555525 I had a pretty good day today. I went to my chiropractor's office for a badly needed adjustment. I felt much better afterwards. This evening my chiropractor's office put on a Christmas dinner for all his patients and their guests at a local golf and country club. It was all free. He did a presentation on heart disease. I had a great healthy dinner with chicken, salmon and salad and sauteed veggies, with fresh fruit for dessert. They drew names for ten prizes and I won a large container... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:53:26 EST DINNER WITH FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528814 This evening they served Liver and onions for dinner. I love liver, but I hate cooking it, so I always go down for supper on that day. When I went down to the restaurant, I found a couple there from my church. They moved into the other building this past July. They asked me to join them. We had a nice chat while we were having supper. I even learned a few things. <BR> <BR> When I first moved in here I was happy to see that there was an exercise room, a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 00:29:47 EST UP-DATE ON ANGUS AND YVONNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526991 It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Yvonne passed away Friday, October 25. She had developed lung cancer which quickly spread through her body and into her brain. On September 15 she had a turn for the worse and was not expected to live. However, when Angus went back to the hospital Monday morning, he found her awake and alert and visiting with friends. She went home a few days later. <BR> <BR> She has remained at home with help from our church family and friends. They were ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:34:56 EST SISTER IN HOSPITAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521873 My friend and I had an appointment with one of the pastors in our church regarding starting a small group. On my way to the meeting I received a call from my brother telling me that my sister was in the hospital and had been there since Sunday. My sister has COPD and often goes to the hospital because she has trouble breathing. <BR> <BR> After our meeting my friend and I went for coffee, and then she dropped me at the hospital to visit my sister. She told me to call her when I was done an... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:37:19 EST THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513769 I was invited to my son's for Thanksgiving today. He decided to invite all the parents. We had a lovely visit and lots and lots of food. I hope all my Canadian Friends had a fantastic Thanksgiving. <BR> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:50:41 EST LOVELY EVENING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508512 Each year the Tapestry Women's Team at our church says a special thank you for those ladies who have volunteered in any way to help the Women's Ministry. This year was no exception. <BR> The Tapestry Team put together a lovely evening with appetizers and desserts, tea and coffee and testimonies by some of the Tapestry Team. All volunteers were given a free ticket, and those ladies who still wanted to attend but had not volunteered were charged $10. <BR> <BR> It was a lovely evening. Most ... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:26:38 EST UP-DATE TO TOUGH WEEK BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505651 I blogged a while ago about the tough week I was having because it was the anniversary of my DH's passing. I mentioned that my youngest son was having a very difficult time dealing with this situation as well. He had also recently broken up with his girlfriend who he had started dating just before my DH passed away. <BR> <BR> Today I received a call from my son. I was so happy to hear from him. He was visiting with friends out of town. He told me that things were much better for him. H... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 01:06:13 EST TOUGH WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498908 Last week was a tough one for me. Wednesday was the anniversary of my DH's passing. <BR> All week I was dreaming about my dh. To make things worse, my son had come to visit me a week before that and told me he was so depressed he didn't know what he was going to do. <BR> He too was missing his dad. He didn't think he should still feel this way, as he is a man and men don't cry. (Yeah, right!). He stayed for supper and we had a good visit. He and his girlfriend have also broken up. He st... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:01:35 EST ANGUS AND YVONNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486788 I have been asking some of my Spark Friends to pray for my friends Angus and Yvonne. Yvonne was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. When she went in for a biopsy she was told that her cancer had spread to her brain. She was told she would need radiation treatment for her brain cancer. She was sent home a week ago last Friday to await her radiation treatments. She took a turn for the worse over the weekend and had to be rushed back to the hospital Saturday evening. Angus has been beside... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 01:04:06 EST PROBLEMS WITH E-MAIL ACCOUNT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477327 I have been having difficulty accessing my SparkPeople account as I found out that my e-mail had been hacked. My son was supposed to call me and help me fix it, but he hasn't called as yet. I have changed my e-mail address to another format and hopefully I will get all my messages on there. It was pretty scary to find out that someone had gotten into my e-mail. I am not sure if they got into my computer as well, so I cancelled my on-line banking. That is a pain, as now I have to go to a ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:20:13 EST CRAZY WEATHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459404 I woke up this morning and had my breakfast and shower and got ready for church. I had heard that was going to be another hot day, so I contemplated wearing a long dress to church as I thought it would be cooler. Am I ever happy I changed my mind. When I went to leave for church I noticed it was raining a little so I went back for a sweater and then headed off to catch the bus. By the time I got to the bus stop it was pouring. The bus generally waits for a few minutes before he leaves, a... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:23:04 EST BARBEQUE WITH FRIENDS AND OTHER EXCITEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443753 A couple from my church have recently sold their home in the country and are moving into an apartment in the city. They invited us out to spend some time with them before they are finished moving. It was a lovely day for a drive. Another friend from church and her daughter gave me a ride. We went for a swim in their private lake and helped my friend pack up the rest of her kitchen items. Her dh an his son and a friend went to move some things to a cabin at the lake. When they returned m... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:21:33 EST SUMMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426969 We have certainly had some hot weather this summer. The humidity is very bad. I am having a hard time getting out to do some walking. I forget to put on sunscreen when I go shopping and I have gotten some sunburn just while waiting for a bus. <BR> <BR> I have been busy eve though our church programs are stopped for the summer. My son called e-mailed me a few weeks ago and told me that his girlfriend had gotten a job in Alberta with Shaw Cable, and he was going to move there with her. ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:54:11 EST VISIT WITH SON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413801 My son has a problem with alcohol. Almost a year and a half ago I had to ask him to leave my apartment and find some place else to stay. I couldn't deal with his binges. My dh had recently passed away, and there was no way I could handle the extra pressure. I felt guilty for a long time. <BR> <BR> I hadn't heard from my son for a long time. A church friend said he saw my son at working at Home Depot. I didn't want to go there and see him, I wanted to wait to see if he would talk to me ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 00:36:51 EST GOOD FRIENDS ARE FUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411092 Yesterday was quite the day for me. A church friend has asked if I would go with her and her daughter to run an errand. She picked me up at 7:30 A.M. and off we went. We weren't able to do what we had planned on, so she took me back home. Another friend picked me up at about 11:00 A.M., and we were off for the day. We spent the whole day shopping and having fun. <BR> We went to some stores in an area across the city from where I live. We did manage to stop for lunch at Subway, but then ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:45:00 EST NIECE VISIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406920 My niece called me on Friday and told me she was happy as she had bought a car. My niece suffers from panic attacks and is not able to leave her apartment alone. She can't go into stores, etc., so her hubby has to do all the shopping, etc. She has to take a taxi wherever she goes, as there is no way she would be able to ride a bus. She had a car several years ago, but she hit a deer on the highway while driving home from Alberta, and her car was totalled. She wasn't hurt, but it really s... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:41:36 EST LIBRARY WORK ALMOST DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398753 I have been struggling to learn different things to be able to be in charge of our church library. The lady who was the leader is moving to Kelowna BC and has asked me to take over the library. She was able to show me some of the things I need to do. We weeded out some of the older books and got rid of them and I had to delete all these items from the computer system. I did manage to do that. I purchased some new books last month, and she showed me how to enter then into the system and p... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:25:30 EST EMOTIONAL FATHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391424 Today was Father's Day. I grew up without a father, so I never celebrated Father's Day much. The only father I know is my Heavenly Father who is taking care of me. <BR> <BR> The Lead Pastor's wife (who is also a pastor) gave the sermon at church today. She spoke of how important fathers are in the lives of their children. The Hebrew word for father depicts an ox and a tent. This meant that the father was strong and he was in charge of the household. The Hebrew word for mother, oddly en... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:47:14 EST GETTING FORGETFUL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387509 Today when I woke up I knew I had a chiropractor's appointment this afternoon. I went to Jesse's Kitchen (the restaurant in our building) for breakfast. For the rest of the day I worked on my bible study for Thursday evening. I decided to check something on my e-mail this afternoon, and noticed a note from my chiropractor's office, and I remembered I was supposed to be there right then for an adjustment. I quickly called the office, and the secretary told me that they were not busy, so I ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:36:08 EST HEALTH UP-DATE - BUSY, BUSY, BUSY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385313 I finally saw my doctor, and he told me that after all the tests I had been through, that my cardiologist said I have an extra heart beat, and he wants to put me on a beta blocker to regulate my heartbeat. My doctor does not like beta blockers, but he did prescribe them for me. I am not having any problems with taking them, so I guess they're doing what they are supposed to be doing. I have not been too happy with my regular doctor of late, though. He doesn't always listen to me when I te... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:33:14 EST WONDERFUL 4-DAY WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342712 I have been very busy lately, and I was feeling like I desperately needed some time to myself. <BR> Our church had our Women's Retreat this past weekend. A friend came and picked me up early Friday afternoon, and we stopped and picked up 3 other ladies. Then it was off to the retreat. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was quite warm. <BR> <BR> After about an hour's drive we stopped off at a restaurant for an early supper. It was too early to get to the retreat, so we jus... Thu, 2 May 2013 00:59:04 EST BELATED BIRTHDAY PARTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319138 My wonderful sisters-in-law treated me to lunch today for my birthday, which was in February. There were three SIL's and one good friend of the family who came. They took me to my favorite restaurant for baked chicken fingers and Greek salad. We had a lovely time. They not only treated me to lunch, but they all bought me gifts as well. I received a beautiful purple cast-iron teapot with an infuser, and some tea, a lovely necklace with amythyst flowers in it and a purple bracelet, a big t... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:59:42 EST HEALTH UP-DATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314215 I have been having some issues with my health and I posted a blog about my concerns earlier. I had been having problems with chest pains and shortness of breath, and my doctor arranged for me to see a cardiologist to see if I could find out what the problem was. The cardiologist scheduled me for a stress test. He said he couldn't find out too much with that, so he scheduled me for a MIBI stress test. this is where they inject you wih an isotope and they take x-rays of your heart muscles. ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 00:57:26 EST BLESSED DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297818 Today didn't start out to be too great. I knew I was going out for lunch, so I decided to just have a smoothie and a cup of coffee for breakfast. When I went to put milk in my coffee I found the milk had soured, so that coffee went down the drain. I opened the other bottle of milk, and that had curdled as well. There went that cup down the drain. I opted to go down to Jesse's Kitchen to have toast and coffee and visit with a few people who had gone there for breakfast. <BR> My BIL picked... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:45:28 EST UP-DATE ON EATING PLAN AND HEALTH ISSUES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276807 I have been following a new healthy eating plan suggested by my chiropractor. It is called Maximzied Living. We had a 30-day challenge to see how much weight we could lose. So far I have lost 8 pounds. I haven't been able to do the exercises, as I have been diagnosed with a sluggish heart. I am not sure exactly what this means, but I am not doing too much exercise, except walking when I can. I received a call from my cardiologist the other day, and I have an appointment for Thursday, Ma... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 00:31:29 EST SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254290 I have been following a new diet lately where I gave up sugar, salt and root vegetables. I have been doing well on this diet, and so far I have lost 6 pounds. Today was my birthday. <BR> I went to church this morning and some friends asked me what I was doing later. I told them I was just going to go home and relax and enjoy the rest of the day. They told me that they were going home to do some housecleaning, as they had gone out last night. They asked me if I was going to be home later,... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:09:42 EST HEALTHY EATING - HEALTH ISSUES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252223 I recently started on a healthy eating plan from my chiropractor's office. They have a plan that is called Maximized Living. They offered a 30-day challenge. This program entails cutting out sugar completely, cutting out salt, most fruits, except berries and Granny Smith apples, and root vegetables. I purchased a couple of books about the plan. They have information on what you should be eating what you need to look for on the labels of foods you buy. One of the doctors took us to a gro... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:49:29 EST TAKING MY LIFE BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235192 I have been trying to keep myself on a healthy lifestyle, but I know I haven't been doing all I should. I have been contemplating joining a gym, but I want to be sure that if I do I will take advantage of the membership and not just get lazy about it. I have been seeing a chiropractor, and many of the chiropractors here in Winnipeg are part of a healthy program called Maximized Living. I went to a seminar today, and learned a lot of information. They offered a 30-day challenge to lose 20 ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 01:00:45 EST MANY BLESSINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198050 I have been so busy over the last while that I have hardly had time for myself. I have been trying to take some much needed time for myself, but I still have lots to do. <BR> My niece and her dh called me last week and asked me to meet them for lunch at The Forks. They said they wanted to treat me to lunch as my Christmas gift. I met them and we had a lovely visit. I showed them my favorite jewellery store and my niece found herself a pearl necklace and bracelet. Her dh bought it for her... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:52:50 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183046 I spent the day at home by myself just resting and relaxing. I need to do that more often. I have been doing too much and was feeling pretty stressed out. I was asked to go over to a friend's this evening, but I opted to just stay home by myself. Hope all my wonderful Spark Friends had a Very Merry Christmas, and I want to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY 2013. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:57:52 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183047 I spent the day at home by myself just resting and relaxing. I need to do that more often. I have been doing too much and was feeling pretty stressed out. I was asked to go over to a friend's this evening, but I opted to just stay home by myself. Hope all my wonderful Spark Friends had a Very Merry Christmas, and I want to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY 2013. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:57:52 EST MUST BE THE FLU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159805 i have been dealing with sinus problems for quite a while. I have had some sinus headaches and have been feeling tired. This morning I woke up with a cough, stuffed up head, headache, aches and pains, etc. etc. I did get a flu shot last month, but I think I caught the flu anyway. <BR> <BR> I have been very busy lately. I have been out almost every day over the last few weeks, and haven't had too much time to myself. I must have overdone it and now I am paying for it. My defences were d... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 00:14:36 EST WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT MY WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143076 I have been struggling with what to do with some of my dh's things. He passed away last year and I have moved to a smaller apartment and had to downsize quite a bit. I wasn't quite ready to get rid of all his things, so I brought them with me. I had boxes and bags of books and clothing. I have been trying to contact his twin sons to ask if there is anything they would like to take. I have been unsuccessful. I managed to contact one of his sons on facebook and asked if he wanted to go th... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:03:21 EST GOT THE FLU SHOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131096 Last week I had a doctor's appointment for my regular check up and I got my flu shot. Well, this weekend I have the flu. I got sick Friday afternoon, and I am still under the weather. I don't know if I am going to be able to go to church tomorrow. I feel bad, as I am supposed to be greeting, but it is too late to call and get someone else to do it for me. My friend who was to greet with me lives about an hour out of town, and because of the snowstorm presently taking place, she is not su... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:47:24 EST STRUGGLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129083 I was doing so good losing weight and exercising, watching what I was eating, etc., etc. Then I hit a brick wall. For the past several weeks I have not lost any weight. I haven't gained, but I haven't lost any more. I guess I need to get back to the basics. I need to start measuring all my foods again, and making sure I don't eat more than I should, and I need to add more exercise to my day. I have so may wonderful friends who have been cheering me on, and I feel like I am letting every... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 00:53:33 EST UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109327 I just checked my blogs and found that I hadn't posted a blog since late September. I didn't realize it had been that long. I have had some ups and downs over the past month, but I have been hanging in there. I have been losing a little and staying the same. I hope to improve that over the next month. I have been busy doing a lot of running around. Last Thursday and Friday I attended the Global Leadership Summit at my church. It was a wonderful experience, but there was a lot to take i... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:46:46 EST OVERDID IT AGAIN TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080093 What a beautiful day today. The temperature reached 80 degrees. I went out for a walk and walked on my usual path. When I got home I decided to take a walk to the store to get a few things. I wanted to pick up a paper as well, as I put an In Memorium for my dh so that my son could have a copy. The actual anniversary of his passing was on Tuesday, but for some reason I wasn't meant to get it in that day. Everything transpired against me. I missed the bus when i was going to the Free Pre... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:45:20 EST