GETTO140's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GETTO140 GETTO140'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/ I've "Retired" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656773 As of March 31, I will be officially retired from my current employer of 32 years. I had some time to take off as well so starting today I'm done working for a while until I find my next job. I'm very ready for the change and looking forward to trying something new (not sure what that will be yet). It's a nice feeling to wake up and not have a real plan for today, although, my first "plan" for my time off is to scrub my house inside and out! It's been so neglected because my job was so bu... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:46:24 EST We lost our Wyatt on Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650010 Saturday morning, Wyatt was not acting right. He wasn't able to lay down and be comfortable, was drooling, vomiting a little, panting and he just didn't look good. I called the vet and we brought him to be looked at. After an exam and Xrays, a huge tumor was found around his spleen. He was in a lot of pain. He would have been 11 in June. We could have brought him to Cornell which would have been about a 50-minute drive to have it MAYBE removed successfully and only if he didn't also have... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:55:16 EST YouTube http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605346 I like to find exercises on YouTube so that I don't get bored with my workouts. I like to search for exercises for women over 50 simply because I'm still building back up in regard to fitness. Today I found a walking one by Jane Fonda. I really liked it. It was about 30 minutes from warm up to cool down and it was very enjoyable. Got me going for the day and I felt like I got some exercise. <em>311</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:14:26 EST It's Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601978 It's below zero again. I don't walk my dogs in this weather and it's hard on them. They don't understand. I play games with them but it's not the same thing. Last night I kept them out of a few rooms and hid treats all over for them to find. That lasted about 5 minutes...they found everything. Next time, I'll make it more difficult. I think tonight we'll play agility with some small jumps and maybe something to duck under (like a tunnel would be). It's going to be below zero again t... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:17:58 EST Not a normal Spark topic. How do I stop my kitten from biting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593241 We have never had a young kitten before. All of our cats have come from shelters as adults and none have been biters or scratchers. We took in a stray kitten and now she's about 8 months old. If she starts to bite or scratch me while I'm up during the day, I tell her no in a firm voice and walk away from her and ignore her for a period of time. It seems to be working. The problem is at night in bed. She snuggles up with me and for a long time is so sweet and cuddly and adorable. But if... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:04:46 EST Enjoying my Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591970 I never thought I would be a gadget person, but I'm really enjoying my Spark activity tracker. It's been a big help to me in getting that "spark" back I've been missing. I can't wait to see the little green circle of lights go around in a complete circle (that means I hit my moving goal). Soon it will be time to increase my goals a little which means I'll have to increase my movements a little as well. It's been fun for me!!! <em>543</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:29:16 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583904 Now that the holidays are all over it's back to full work weeks again. Work is stressful these days. My weight keeps creeping back up and up and up. It's because I'm not mindful of what I'm doing every day...too many binges, too many buffets, too large portions...it all adds up! And exercise...I don't push myself. <BR> <BR> One of my new goals is to substitute eating for cleaning something in my house. Over the last 3 days I have organized and cleaned a few cabinets. Last night I org... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 07:01:50 EST Nice, short work week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580478 I love this. Between yesterday and today, I got things set up for 2014 at work as well as cleaned up some e-mails. Not many people seem to be back from the holiday break yet and it's nice and quiet. Others retired on 12/31...I didn't get a chance to say good bye to some of them, but luckily they provided personal e-mail addresses in their farewell notes. <BR> <BR> It's a cold -4 here this morning (-27 wind chill). I did Walk Away the Pounds this morning and that will probably be the o... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:12:21 EST Back to work today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579033 At least there are only 2 work days to ease back into the daily grind. I LOVED being off from work during the holidays. I was able to clean out a closet (a much-needed activity), organize a cabinet, take down the Christmas decorations AND put them away, and get some paper work done that had been pushed aside for quite a while. It feels good to have those things done. I visited with relatives who came in from out of town and I also had plenty of time for some much needed rest. It was all ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:58:10 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577430 2014 is here!!! <em>104</em> <em>409</em> <em>185</em> <em>9</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 06:37:50 EST I love being off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575749 I've been off work since last week and I've been really enjoying the extra time. I got some rest that I may not have if I was working to heal from my fall. Today I am not in much pain and began to slowly do some walking (had to walk the dogs!). I also did some balance exercises I found on YouTube. <BR> <BR> I could get used to this "being off" thing..lol. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:35:20 EST Fell again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574508 Some force doesn't seem to want me to exercise or something. Again, I was just getting back into the routine of exercising in the mornings regularly (and making some good progress) and on Wednesday I tripped and fell over the vacuum cleaner! Fell right on my ribs on my right side..lost my breath for a few moments. Luckily I got up and don't have anything broken, but I'm still in some pain today. Feels like bruising (I didn't go to the Dr.). I took it easy and iced it on Wednesday. <BR... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:47:59 EST 66 degrees in December? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569976 Last weekend we had a snow storm and got about 10 inches of snow. I LOVED IT! This weekend it rained and today it was 66 (my car thermometer) so now all the snow is GONE! I WANT SNOW!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:02:05 EST The last Monday of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437289 I haven't been paying close attention to myself over the last few years. Oh..I've been looking at the scale, pictures, clothes etc...but not paying attention or disregarding. I just saw another picture of myself and it's my OLD self back again. I'm angry about this. So now I have to start over. So I'm wondering if I just just close my account here and start all over with a new one from the beginning as if I were new? Or should I just reset everything I have here from my account and star... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:45:25 EST Monday again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407064 Weekends sure do go by fast! Yesterday I gave my gardens some much needed TLC. Got about 3 hours of fun exercise in! They are back to looking good again. My veggie garden is struggling a bit..maybe because we've had so much rain. My cucumbers didn't really come up good at all and should be much bigger by now. Same for my swiss chard. My tomatoes are doing good. Hardly any green beans, either. What's up with that? Is it the seeds? I tried several different good brands and got the sa... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 07:52:29 EST I thought I did good last week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402537 I went on my first deployment to help with the OK tornado animal victims last week. There was a temporary shelter for them and I was working in the small dog area. I worked my butt off!! My clothes were starting to bag on me. I thought for sure I lost a few pounds, but I didn't! In facted I gained a couple. In addition, my feet and ankles are so swollen! We were required to wear boots while working and the days were very long. It was one of the most rewarding things I've ever done and... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:23:21 EST Monday again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354852 The weekends go by so fast! Here it is Monday again. I wasn't very good about tracking last week..I must say I do get tired of it after a while. I can remember when I started out here I loved tracking and looking at my reports to see where I was with my goals. I also have a spreadsheet to track my weight and inches lost. Those tools are very motivating for me because I can see my results in graphic format. To me, inches lost are just as important as weight loss. I may lose inches but... Mon, 13 May 2013 08:58:02 EST Beautiful days for garden work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347001 The weather has been absolutely perfect for over a week here. We are far ahead of our outside work it feels wonderful! Sunny and 70's!! That is perfect to me! Tomorrow night I plan to til up my vegetable garden area and get it ready for planting in a few weeks. This is the earliest I've ever been able to do that. I'm hesitant to really get planting because it could still get very cold, but the fact that I can get it ready so early is GREAT! Usually I have to wait until the end of May t... Mon, 6 May 2013 06:40:15 EST I'll call this my give-back day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345096 I'm involved with a group from my church who is planting a garden for our local community food bank. This morning we will be working on the garden for a few hours. This afternoon I'm going to the animal shelter to help with what ever they need help with. Usually it's laundry, walk dogs, playing with cats and kittens or putting supplies away. On top of it the weather is absolutely PERFECT today!! It's going to be a great day! <em>67</em> <em>267</em> <em>45</em> <em>338</em> ... Sat, 4 May 2013 08:24:37 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324833 My thoughts and prayers are with those in Boston and those who were personally effected by the senseless bombing yesterday at the Marathon. I am also praying for the first responders who rush in to help while others are rushing away. Also the morgue attendant, coroner, and health care workers who are treating the injured. I'm sure there are long-lasting scars in many forms after such a tragedy. I don't understand such evil. For the life of me, I don't get it. <em>39</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:29:34 EST It's Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323671 Things are going good for me right now. I'm still using the meal plans provided on the nutrition tracker. I have tried several new recipes because of it using things I didn't think I liked...but guess what??? I LIKE THEM!! I never ate yogurt before because it tastes like sour milk to me. At least that's what I have always thought. If I combine fresh fruit with greek yogurt I am finding that I love it. I never would have even tried it before. I don't taste that sour-milkyness (is that ... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:45:35 EST Monday, April 1 - no JOKE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307055 Ugh..I saw a video of myself from yesterday. It wasn't pretty AT ALL! I'm working at it. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>448</em> Happy Easter! <em>296</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:01:03 EST End of week 2 using the meal planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304371 Since I've been using the meal planner on the nutrition tracker, I've lost 2 pounds. I'm really enjoying trying the new meal ideas. Breakfast has been something different most mornings. Today for lunch I had a tortilla with cream cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries (I substituted these from the raisins that was suggested) and made a wrap out of it. It was absolutely delicious! The other day I had a pizza made with a tortilla, fresh tomatoes, olive oil and provolone cheese. Another gre... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:06:29 EST Day 3 of following Spark meal plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292040 Things are going well with my trial of the Spark meal plan. The nutrition tracker is flexible enough so that I can add my own foods if there is something I don't like. This morning I ran my nutrition report for Sunday and yesterday only to see that I'm right on track!! How simple is that!!!?? My husband doesn't even notice...he's eating what I'm eating and not complaining at all. This is what I needed to get re-energized! <em>20</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:58:45 EST Trying Sparkpeople's meal plan for a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288774 I'm going to give the pre-planned meal planner a try for a week to see how I do. I'm getting tired of trying to always think of something new to try, so I thought this might be a fun way to do it! I planned my week last night and then printed the shopping list right from the nutrition tracker! How easy is that!!?? I already had quite a few of the items, but it was fun shopping for the things I didn't have. One thing I noticed is that I went right by the snack aisle. I have been trying n... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:48:48 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282179 When I woke up this morning I didn't want to exercise at all. But then I thought about my "whining" week last week toward exercising and it made me realize that I don't want to be THAT person. I want to be healthy and fit! I got up and did a Coach Nicole video. YEA! <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went for two nice walks and washed our van and truck by hand by myself (my husband has a nasty cold). But, oh...those darned girl scout cookies! Why are they so good!?? I'm not even... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:35:11 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278664 Today I got up and exercised first thing. I felt so much better for doing that! Yea me!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:09:48 EST Time to get back on the stick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277811 Ever since I had that last bad afib attack, I haven't gotten back into my exercise routine. I'm not sure why I can't/won't get going. That seems to be a pattern for me the last few years....I get back in the groove and I get sick with something that is bad enough to make me stop for a day or longer; sometimes over a week! Then I practically have to start over again. I have to say I'm getting tired of that. I have to go some place tonight, but I just got my exercise clothes out for the mo... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:30:20 EST Today is my Spark anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260580 I just checked my e-mail and found a reminder from Sparkpeople that today is my 7-year anniversary with Sparkpeople! WOW! I started tracking on February 23, 2005. It doesn't feel like it's been that long at all. I've learned so much from this website. I've had great moments and not so great moments. One of the many things I learned is that I have to stick with it. I could easily slip up and go back to my old ways if I'm not vigilant with myself every day. I'm made plenty of mistakes,... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:56:19 EST Sunday night already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236248 Weekends are always too fast. Time for work again already tomorrow. I hope this week will be better than last week. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:18:15 EST My dogs won't let me be lazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212554 I've been walking my dogs at lunch time and now they know the schedule. They actually start getting excited about an hour before lunch. Yesterday it was kind of cold and I was thinking of skipping the noon-time walk and do it after work. They would have none of that! I'm so glad they are my walking buddies and help to keep me going. It turned out to be a nice walk (two walks really...I walk one at a time) and I felt so much better after. As it turned out, I wouldn't have had a chance to... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:29:04 EST Didn't sleep good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209522 I was sleeping great, but then one of our dogs got me up to go out (which is normal). I can usually fall right back to sleep, but I had a hard time this time. I got up for about an hour and just sat in the dark for a while to try to get relaxed. It must have worked because I went back to bed and fell right to sleep. I planned on doing TaeBo again this morning, but I stayed in bed a little extra and decided to do a 10-minute SP video instead. I'm proud that I did something!! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:47:27 EST Made a mistake yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204750 I went grocery shopping yesterday and loaded the cart with fresh vegetables and fruits to have them for our snacks for the week. I thought I had more will power over the Terra chips I bought yesterday, too. To me they are delicious! I started out with the serving suggested on the package and was happy having that as part of my lunch. I put the rest of the bag away. By the end of the day, however, I finished the entire bag (boy, those bags have gotten smaller!) Ooops...that wasn't a good... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:45:02 EST TaeBo today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200055 I did an older TaeBo DVD this morning that I have...the basic bootcamp one. I used to be able to do that one with the bands!! Wow!! That is amazing to me since I could hardly get through it today without them. LOL. So now I have something to work toward...getting back to the workouts WITH bands! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> I love the TaeBo series of workout DVDs. They are fun and it feels like Billy Blanks is right there in the room with me motivating me to keep going. I think they ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:23:04 EST Talk about the weather and other things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194456 First full week back to work after all the holiday vacation. It's supposed to be near 50 degrees by the end of the week! That's nice, but I've really enjoyed having the snow for a variety of reasons! One of the biggest reasons is because it's given me a break from muddy paws!! LOL. With two greyhounds in the house, it's hard to keep them from getting muddy. They love to run! Our yard is a muddy mess because they do love to run so much and have tore up our fenced area of the yard (they ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:15:13 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187681 Even though it's been cold out, I've been getting out there for my walks. I did miss a few days when it was in the single digits..that's a little too cold for me. The dogs need to go for a walk, too. I usually walk at lunch time since I work from home full time now. It's really nice to be able to do that so it's still light out and warmer. I'm very thankful that I have this type of job. <BR> <BR> I have taken a look at my goals and made some small changes to my plan. Nothing major... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:22:08 EST Happy New Year, everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181904 I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. My husband and I are staying home and not really doing much special. We will probably go out for a late lunch/dinner before the crowds start. <BR> <BR> I've been off work since last week to take my last days of vacation and will go back on Wednesday. I've loved being off, but we have bills to pay so I must go back to work. <BR> <BR> We are dog sitting for our neighbor's beagle. She is such a sweet dog. I'll be taking her and our two dog... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:32:06 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174970 Just because it's Christmas Eve doesn't mean I get to skip my workout! I've been enjoying the videos found right here on Sparkpeople for now. I've also found some good ones on YouTube by HASfit. I need to mix them up a bit or I get bored. Taebo is my favorite and I have quite a few Taebo DVD's. I do them at times as well. I'm working my way back up to the advanced levels. <BR> <BR> 99% of everything is done for Christmas...just going to get some things for the dogs this morning. Th... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:50:58 EST 2012 - a review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173597 2012 was not a great year for me as far as tracking and fitness. BUT, I did have other types of accomplishments that I'm happy with. This summer I became a member of RedRover, an animal response team based out of California. I can assist where animals are in need of rescuing or sheltering animals who need help from natural or man-made disasters (i.e. puppy mills, hoarders, etc.). I haven't been deployed yet, but I'm on the list in case they need help. <BR> <BR> Starting in January, 2012... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:37:05 EST Great success stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163984 The success stories found on Sparkpeople are amazing and motivating! I read at least one per week (if not more) and it helps to keep me going! Keep it up everyone! <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 06:29:14 EST Change of plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160224 The weather didn't look so promising where we were going today, so we are postponing our little get away until next Sunday. Everything is outside and it was predicted to be raining most of the afternoon today. So..off to the shelter I go today! I'm kind of glad...I miss it when I can't go walk the dogs and play with the kitties. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 13:12:36 EST Friday..yahoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159044 Where does the time go?? Much too fast. Things are going pretty good here. I'm tracking my fitness, keeping track of my goals, and staying about the same from week to week with my weight. That part needs more work really. I have gotten bored with logging in the nutrition tracker because when I almost reached my goal a few years ago I was sure I knew what I was doing. That is not so true for me. I still need to see what I'm eating in writing. I'm just tired of doing it. <BR> <BR> To... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 09:00:18 EST Wednesday before Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142223 Seems like all I've been reading about recently is what to eat and what not to eat for the big day tomorrow. Personally, I'm just going to enjoy the day with family. I can only eat so much before I'm full and I haven't gotten to the point of being so full I'm uncomfortable in a long time. I stop when I've had enough. I don't like pumpkin pie at all and that's what's for dessert so no worries there. I do like dark meat better than white meat so I will have some of that. We don't make the... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:49:24 EST Two steps forward, 1 step back...but let's keep going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134800 It seems like I get going again and then WHAM! Something happens to set me back a little. I've been sticking with my workout plan and adding a little more with each accomplishment. With a-fib, your heart starts racing more than normal for no reason at times and also may beat irregular. Yesterday morning, I woke up with an a-fib attack. Not the worse one I've ever had, but it prevented me from exercising as planned. Just a few weeks ago, I got the all clear from my cardiologist to do wha... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:49:31 EST A wedding tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121229 I've been stressed because we have a wedding to go to tonight. It's not like we haven't had plenty of notice, but I never shopped for a dress I think because I've put on a few pounds and shopping is not all that much fun for me in general anyway. Before I knew it, it's the week of the wedding and I have no time to shop at this late stage! I thought I'll just have to wear something I already have even though I was sure nothing would fit. I pulled out the 3 candidates from my closet and tri... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 09:04:44 EST Happy Halloween! Thinking of Sandy survivors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118687 Ah...candy!! Well..we waited to buy candy until last night so it wouldn't be sitting here. And we bought types that I'm not crazy about so I won't sit here and eat it or even want to eat it. I'm not sure if we will even get a lot of kids tonight because the weather is not that good. <BR> <BR> Today I'm thinking about everyone effected by Sandy. What a terrible thing. Some of our local fire departments and other emergency service personnel have gone down to the NYC area to help and I'm wa... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 06:45:58 EST Did some garden clean up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109697 On Sunday and after work yesterday I did some garden cleaning. My bulb bed was a mess..neglected for a few seasons. I dug it all up and replanted the best looking bulbs. Sadly I accidentally destroyed some of my tulip bulbs with my shovel and pitch fork. I tried to be more careful after that by hand digging down deep. <BR> <BR> Here is a before picture. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1928148105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is an after picture. <BR> <BR> <im... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:00:59 EST Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104708 Today I'm planning to go do my volunteer work at the local animal shelter after work. It's something I look forward to every week. The place is FULL of dogs and cats right now. They are working hard to try to get them adopted because they just can't take any more in right now. I don't think I've ever seen it this crowded before. Many of the dogs are pit types and you know how some people feel about those types of breeds. Some of the ones that are at this shelter are the sweetest dogs I'... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:12:35 EST I feel much better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099520 I'm so glad my cold didn't last long! I feel much better today. Yup..I ate a lot of fruits and veggies, drank a lot of water, and since it all seemed to just be a stuffy nose, I kept exercising. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I took out my dead plants ... it's always sad to have to do that because it means no more fresh vegetables that I know where they come from. But...it's also fun to plan for next year...what worked and what didn't work. I also put out the bird feeders. I don'... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:20:07 EST Rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096252 and I'm getting another stupid cold! What is it with that??? I seem to get a cold every other month any more...it's really annoying. I know I don't get enough rest...but who can rest these days? Every day is busy...and I don't mean in a bad way necessarily. I work full time and do some volunteer work on weekends. I don't want to give up anything I do because I love it....especially the volunteer work. We just never seem to have any down time until later in the evening...by then it's t... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:46:12 EST