GETDONE's SparkPeople Blog GETDONE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community There has to be an end to this downsizing!!! Still working on the packing, giving things away and need to sell a couple of things unless the people look like they need them for free. <BR> Sons coming to help Sat and look through Dads tools and stuff. <BR> I swear it feels like the more that I do the more I find needs doing <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am making progress...REALY! <em>252</em> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> "Progress, not perfection" Right? <BR> <BR> Lost 3 of the twenty I gained. <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:32:05 EST Still packing The more I pack the more there seems to be. <BR> I am now trying to be ruthless and I am parting with things that are of sentimental value. I really don't need every card and every scrape of paper from the past. I am thankful that the little ones are still with me at this stage of my life. So, I am letting go of a lot of the past and working on the present, the now. <BR> Also how many books do I really need to keep. The library is full of them. <BR> And about the closets of things I never... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:31:02 EST Packing Kinda forgot how hard it is to pack for moving <BR> Geeezzzzz what to save and what to lose <em>521</em> <em>355</em> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:41:08 EST Ok foot better Ok so now the work begins again. The yard was a mess. Worked on the front one <BR> Decided I did NOT want to put the tile down in master bedroom <BR> Returned it all to Home Depot. Talk about breaking a sweat loading all the dang stuff into the truck. <BR> <BR> It was good that I can be active without a lot of limping again. I was getting lowered feelings. I was feeling so lost. I was thinking about selling my home. I was feeling like all was lost and that I was too old and more than li... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 02:05:15 EST still healing This swelling of my legs and limping is cramping my life <BR> I do not like it <em>40</em> <BR> I look forward to the burning pain to stop <BR> I keep moving and maybe I should not have driven 160 miles for the birthday party <BR> The worst part is that I am doing comfort eating half the night, <em>198</em> <BR> I am getting in reading time on other 2 books. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Grateful for my home <BR> Grateful for my family <BR> Grateful that I am healing <BR> Grateful for my ... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:36:21 EST kids and fire bombs Ok, I know kids will be kids. <BR> I know it is near the 4th of July. <BR> But I did not expect neighborhood kids to put the loudest one under my bedroom window <BR> It was so powerful that it shook my home!! <BR> I jumped up, stumbled, knocked over the stack of tile, struggled to keep from falling <BR> missed the lamp and hit the wall. <BR> Now, I am limping. Half of my right foot and knee is puffy and hurting. <BR> I iced the area. <BR> So happy it is not broken. <BR> The teens did not... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:42:11 EST Visited Lost another dear cousin. He was an amazing person full of love. He <BR> received 2 purple hearts. He was that kind of man. <BR> He will be missed by many. The good part is that he knew that he was going to see his mom, sister, brother, friends and many ancestors. <BR> <BR> Thankful for the moments in time he shared with me. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:31:49 EST Hot in Sac My air conditioner can't keep up with this heat. <BR> Time to linger in a tub of water. <em>464</em> Cooler than the lakes <em>36</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:10:57 EST the book that I was reading I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS. I started reading it and thought it would be a lighter read than I had heard it was. Well, she starts out with a lot of laughter and then my heart broke at what this child went through. What a life she had. Many should read this book about how she learned to rise from the many hurts that was thrown her way in life. <BR> Such a real WOMAN. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:50:02 EST my day so far I so wish that I could skip a few days from home and have happy music and room service!! <BR> Maybe next month I can sit on a beach somewhere. <em>298</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> While taking care of the potted plant I see that several need re potting. It always surprises me the cost of purchasing new soil and larger pots. <BR> <BR> I am slowly clearing the garage of things no longer needed or that no longer work, I should have almost a PU load soon. Maybe see if the neighbors have... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:33:58 EST Granddaughter Youngest 16 granddaughter visiting for a couple days. <BR> So nice to have her here. <BR> We have shopped, eaten out, been to the moves, etc. <BR> And of course granny has here tomorrow for a trip to the shelter to look again for myself a dog. <BR> She is also so willing to help granny any way she can <BR> And she drives me anywhere we go in her spiffy red car. <BR> It is so nice to leave the driving to her. <BR> <em>251</em> <em>226</em> <em>355</em> <BR> PS <BR> Lost weight Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:43:12 EST Home again Had lots of fun. Had lunch with granddaughter and seven kids. I so love to watch teen boys chow down! <BR> It is fun to get away but really good to be home again. <BR> <BR> So tomorrow buying some tile and stuff to lay it down. I wonder how long it will take me because I have not done it since 2001. <em>40</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 8 Jun 2017 23:18:03 EST So now old carpet out but Proud that I completed the carpet removal. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Then I tried to screw in a screw and it bent. I was trying to fix a squeak. <BR> Now I learn that beneath modular homes there are steel beams. Anyone know anything about the floor of a Modular? <BR> <BR> Challenge now is to find a floor plan online of my home. <BR> I guess it is live and learn. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Wed night another graduation. Life is sweet. <em>252</em> Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:27:56 EST Old carpet Ok. I can't stand it the old carpet needs to go. I have allergies and believe that to be one trigger. Holds dust. <BR> I have been moving furniture and then cutting up the carpet and pad. Dang there are a lot of staples and tack strip nails under that thing! <BR> <BR> Now I have hit the problem of how to move the king size bed. I have been moving it a bit at a time. I will work it out one way or the other. Moved the recliner, TV, dresser and heavy file furniture. So that is pretty good. S... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 22:31:42 EST Great celebration Crazy amount of teens and adults. <BR> Crazy fun photo booth <BR> Amazing how much and fast they have more off to college. <em>58</em> <BR> Food for all and it was sooo good. <BR> <BR> I saw my back pictures...she moans, a small tear....motivation to lose weight. I was the last to know what that looks like!!!!!!!!!!! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:47:15 EST Oh, well...remembering that food is not the enemy...must face raw emotions. Eating whatever is served at celebrations. Working on not feeling guilty when I eat anything. <BR> Working on not eating over my pain and loneliness feelings. <BR> Looking at dogs at the shelters. Trying to feel what it would be like to have a dog to care for. <BR> I haven't seen one that I feel yet. <BR> I feel it would be nice to have one around. Then I think of picking up poop! <BR> I am afraid it will run away and I will not be able to catch it or it will die. I am fearful of having t... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 13:43:26 EST Tires Dang, over a thousand dollars for four truck tires!!!($1,1107.67 out the door) Big surprise. I think maybe two for now. <em>198</em> <BR> I am going to check more places. I fear <BR> Michelin tires are just that much. <BR> Anyone know tires? LT265/75R-16/10 123R BACK COUNTRY HT ALL SEASONS BW <BR> So, do all stores charge the same price for Michelin tires? <BR> <BR> Instead of eating over my confusion about tires I thought I would seek out some info from my Spark Friends. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 30 May 2017 11:32:20 EST Finaly Lost weight <em>355</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 29 May 2017 16:36:44 EST Feelings Who knows why. Just do. <BR> Time to go out and about!!! <BR> Now, that I think about it and climbed out of Pit, I ate too many carbs. I came home and a part of me wanted to run far away from the living room my husband passed away in. <BR> So, did the pancake and many eggs fix it....Naah. Silly me. <em>4</em> <em>29</em> <em>198</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Instead of raging I guess it will be more fun to go mail my letters, walk a bit, go to veterans cemetery and say hi to husb... Sun, 28 May 2017 22:07:55 EST So peaceful Ahhhhh, It feels so peaceful here looking out through the trees. <BR> It is surprising how the grandsons have grown so fast. <BR> Instead of me waiting on them they were making me coffee and snacks. <BR> They also each sat and had conversations with me . <BR> The 13 year old speaking about relationships. How fast he is growing. I like that he is thinking things over at this age. <BR> The 16 yr old was speaking of the inner man and life.. that was very interesting. <BR> They taught Grandma... Sat, 27 May 2017 13:41:25 EST Grocery day I Did the shopping for a month or so <BR> A lot of good for me stuff and easy to prepare <BR> Froze some in me size packages after I cooked it. <BR> Tired ...feel like I accomplished a lot for the evening. <BR> <BR> Happy.....Now, some protein and a NA beer and to sweet sleep. <BR> <BR> Fri Husbands birthday..he would have been 74 years old...Love that man and miss his blue eyes. <BR> <BR> Going to be reigning in 4 teen grandsons for a while. <BR> That is going to be wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! ... Fri, 26 May 2017 01:06:51 EST Mowed lawn That s a big deal now days. My feet are very sore and arm not too bad. I feel good about getting at least the front done. <BR> <BR> I treated myself to another funny movie a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul <BR> It was fun one too. <BR> <BR> Hunting for a lot of laughter. <em>246</em> <em>355</em> Wed, 24 May 2017 05:43:35 EST The movie It Surprised me how much I laughed throughout this movie!! <BR> <BR> How to be a Latin Lover, was just something <BR> that was available at the time I left home. <BR> <BR> A couple of times I turned my head because they were trying to make him look awful. <BR> <BR> If you go to see it stay for the silly mistakes they made at the end when the credits start to roll. <BR> <BR> I laughed for most of the movie!!! That s just what I needed. <BR> Mission accomplished. <em>30</em> <em>252<... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:08:31 EST Food Food is not the enemy. <BR> I must remember that this is the time of year of birthdays of those who have passed o. <BR> I must remember to experience what I feel. Missing them and wishing everything had been perfect. <BR> Stinking thinking. <BR> Changing that to remembering them laughing and being happy teens. Simple memories like <BR> them splitting a half gallon of ice cream. <BR> My husband and my brother were both in the air force and he was home on leave. (1962) <BR> Much laughte... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:14:04 EST Walked soooo sore Ok so I did a bit much for building up. I went straight to 2hr. Now I am so sore that I will have to wait a day or two to mow the lawn and other chores. <em>590</em> yes, I did. <BR> <BR> The only way to get on track is to walk to it. I am getting closer every day. So I will take a bit of pride in my sore muscles and smile a bit with each muscle cramp. <em>30</em> <em>464</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” <BR> — Agatha Christie <e... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:30:35 EST Gained some lost some. <em>252</em> <BR> Eating less in the evenings <BR> drinking less sodas <BR> Adding more veggies working on getting 5 a day. I used to crave veggies but for some reason I no longer do. <BR> <BR> I joined the walking group at a local church. I feel safer this way and walking inside is good for all weather. I love walking outside but 2 women were recently attacked on the high school track. I will have to be more aware now. <BR> <BR> I like the 2 day walking and with my bi... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:23:55 EST Mothers day Brunch with 2nd son and his family with their extended family ..great good for me food. <BR> Dinner with 1st son and My daughter and grand daughter and greats and grand son and wife and others in another town. Great tasting food too. <em>218</em> <BR> First son took me to his home in another town to spend the night and day and had more laughter with his family and great grandson. <BR> Then he brought me back home. I DID NOT HAVE TO DRIVE!!!!!! <BR> What a time I had. How lucky I am. <BR> ... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:25:08 EST Snatched Saw this movie and had many laughs. <em>361</em> <em>224</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 14 May 2017 00:22:27 EST Perfect weather today Looking out the window as I write this <BR> Such a pretty sight <BR> Tall green trees <BR> Flowers <BR> The young father walking his son down my long driveway <em>80</em> <BR> I would run out to play with him..but Granny is still in Jammies at 10:26 today <em>298</em> <BR> My youngest son and family sent me Tulips and Sharis Berries. It was a wonderful surprise when I arrived home yesterday. <em>236</em> <em>218</em> <BR> Today movie with grandmas always makes me smile. <em>287... Fri, 12 May 2017 13:32:47 EST yard work and finish books Bricks needed cleaning. I just blew them off. Now another day I will get the water and suds and scrub the patio. I donno how the bricks got so much mud on them. Oh well I just have to clean them another day. <BR> <BR> Finished my books. Brooklyn was good , the Blue was not. <BR> <BR> Still having to be careful of my left arm and shoulder. It is hard not to do the things I want to in one day. Oh, well, stop complaining and be grateful how much that I CAN do. <em>224</em> <em>252</em> ... Mon, 8 May 2017 23:57:49 EST Went shopping Remembered to change filters on fan unit of air conditioner. It was pretty dirty. I bet this helps with my allergies <BR> <BR> My plants all needed tender loving care...they still love me. <em>125</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Reading the book Fade to Blue and also Brooklyn <BR> <BR> Found three new summer shirts. One size larger than last summer. Not firm this year a lot of crinkling going on. <BR> <BR> Hey you....go visit your great granny. Just sit awhile and let her feel yo... Sun, 7 May 2017 01:40:35 EST nice day Walked a bit <BR> Attitude of gratitude <BR> I can walk <BR> I can still do most things that I want <BR> I breathe <BR> I have enough <BR> I am enough <BR> I have many to love <BR> I have many who love me <BR> Thanks be to our Heavenly Father Sat, 6 May 2017 04:33:23 EST New small goal New goal to drink less diet soda <em>222</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 4 May 2017 14:23:30 EST So I was wondering why my HDL, LDL and tris and BP were better in 2009 So I went to my old blogs in was simple I was exploring life.. taking small trips out of my safe little comfort world of home. <BR> So, perhaps I need to walk, drive away from home and take a chance on smiles and laughter and the breath taking world again. <BR> <BR> <em>433</em> <em>311</em> <em>582</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 May 2017 21:00:56 EST Small goal Did not have the junk at the movies today. Bad movie but GOOD GRANNY <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> It is evening and I have not been doing the "missing someone" eating. Big thing for me <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>218</em> Tue, 2 May 2017 01:05:10 EST Resting day I did very little house keeping today. <BR> I spent the day watching a series of Early Edition It was a great series. Interesting plots and a lot of laughs. <BR> <BR> I also thought a lot about my lack of losing weight and why. <BR> <BR> Years ago I had a Weight Watchers book with 30 days of meals on the eating plan. <BR> It worked for me and I enjoyed eating the new meals that I thought would make me gain weight. <BR> But I lost 30 pounds on it. <BR> <BR> I feel that I am being a bit ... Mon, 1 May 2017 01:37:58 EST Another sunny day Yesterday was was beautiful!!! Crazy amount of small limbs and twigs I need to pick up now. <BR> <BR> Of course I had to work with the plants. <BR> I put many of them into larger pots. <BR> <BR> So, exercise was fun today. <em>324</em> <em>418</em> <BR> <BR> So that's that <em>376</em> <em>375</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Working on that night eating. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:25:04 EST out and about It was a fun day <BR> The sun was out...perfect weather <BR> Had lunch with friends <BR> Took a walk with a new friend...had a comfortable getting to know you walk. <BR> <BR> Went down to purchase tickets for the State fair and they are only on sale online at this time. <BR> I like to go a lot while it is in town. Each day a new section to explore. Having a pass lets me take my time to see each and every thing and rest anytime I choose. <BR> <BR> In the evening I like to listen to the ente... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:59:05 EST Dentist Checked and cleaned my teeth He said I needed a filling. <BR> <BR> He also said that I need 4 posts put in. <BR> Crazy expensive! <BR> <BR> I thought only two and a bridge <BR> We will think on this one for a month. <BR> <BR> So is life <BR> Not too shabby :-) <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:54:19 EST back yard jungle So, I have been letting my arm heal a bit before I tackled the hip high back yard. <BR> <BR> I had to mow each section at least 2 times before it came down to grown level. No way to describe it. I hope no one else had to let theirs go that long. The yard had strange strong weeds growing tall and proud around all the brick. I am lucky that the dirt is still wet from the rain. <BR> The mower quit working at the last moment. I am thinking maybe the damp grass clogged it up. <BR> I feel like... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:04:21 EST Day went by too fast!!! <BR> Rocked and watched the neighbors working in their yard. <BR> I was happy to just think good thoughts and enjoy my flowers and the peace of the day. <em>67</em> <em>125</em> <em>378</em> <em>298</em> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:16:41 EST Bright sunny day and some kinda illness and Allergies!! <BR> <BR> I Spent the day dozing and thinking positive thoughts. <BR> Its kinda funny a lot of my positive was about the new flowers that are in bloom. <BR> <BR> I envisioned a long ride into Nor Cal with the green fields full of flowers spread out around me and the long black ribbon before me. A road leading nowhere . Just away <em>67</em> <em>87</em> <em>582</em> <em>464</em> <em>276</em> <em>582</em> . Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:42:50 EST No junk Had lunch with friends. Did not have the home made cakes and other stuff <BR> <BR> It made me smile . <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Shopped and purchased a new lighted mirror for myself and flowers for ME. <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> Mowed the front lawn. It was Finally dry enough to not clog up the blades. The lawn looks good in the front yard anyway. The back yard is going to be a challenge again. <em>582</em> <BR> <BR> And how was your day my friend? <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:04:00 EST Thyroid? The scale hasn't moved. <BR> Is it the reduced thyroid? <BR> Am I not exercising enough? <BR> Not really facing the true amount of nasty fats? <BR> Need to get more sleep? <BR> Am I just in one of those times that it takes a while for the scale to show weight loss? <BR> <BR> Give it a few weeks and the answer will be clear. <BR> <em>4</em> <em>198</em> <em>102</em> <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> Dang it just do it <em>521</em> <em>58</em> <em>417</em> <em>125</em> <em>249... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:06:38 EST Family Big kids, little kids running and laughing finding eggs and candy and prizes. <BR> Good food friends and family. <BR> Life is Sweet <em>449</em> <em>408</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:21:32 EST And on the third day <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When friends went to the grave of Jesus He was not there. <BR> An angel said to them, "Don't be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead, just as He said it would happen." <BR> <BR> <BR> Global Media Outreach Sun, 16 Apr 2017 03:45:55 EST Had to miss the fun My body is not happy with all the work that I have been doing. I was feeling so good about getting things done. <BR> I couldn't sleep because of the pain. So I had to miss all the fun with the children, grands and great grands plus their friends. No choice <BR> <BR> I am hoping that I can go to another Sons home for brunch tomorrow <BR> I love the celebrating of this special day. I love seeing my family when they have time <BR> All that I can do is wait and see if my body becomes happy... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:37:16 EST Thank you Lord For all you have given. <BR> Thank you for so much : <BR> My family <BR> our Health <BR> My home <BR> Friends <BR> Home <BR> Neighbors <BR> My pu still running well <BR> Learning <BR> Numerous things <BR> My ability to communicate better and sort . You know Lord <BR> Never enough words but my Lord knows. <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:18:26 EST Having to part with small memories of my husband on paper <BR> I am sorting out more things I have saved simply because they reminded me of my husband and just that his hand writing was on it. To me it is hard to part with what was a part of him. <BR> I kept 2 pairs of his shoes and would walk around in them morning and evening for several years. I am letting them go too. Progress to the NOW takes some doing. <BR> Going through his suitcase from his last trip is done. Some tears but they are softer now. <BR> ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:50:59 EST Day with Granddaughter Not only granddaughter but four greats. <BR> Fun for Granny day!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> We had much laughter. We saw the movie The Boss Baby. <BR> The theater was filled with families and the sound of childrens laughter warmed grannys heart. <BR> <BR> Good thing this blog isn't an English test <em>252</em> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:16:58 EST