HEATHERSTHPW68's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEATHERSTHPW68 HEATHERSTHPW68'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/ final closure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726742 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953369527.jpg"> it seems like it's been forever since I have posted any thing. I just got off the phone with my mom and we are going to the burial site for my grand mother's ashes and the urn my brother made for it. Apparently the marker was not in the correct site that was chosen. I'm not sure if I'm ready to do this but i promised my mom I would. Just when I had stated getting back into my regular schedule (eating and working out, etc... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:21:08 EST final closure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726743 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953369527.jpg"> it seems like it's been forever since I have posted any thing. I just got off the phone with my mom and we are going to the burial site for my grand mother's ashes and the urn my brother made for it. Apparently the marker was not in the correct site that was chosen. I'm not sure if I'm ready to do this but i promised my mom I would. Just when I had stated getting back into my regular schedule (eating and working out, etc... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:21:08 EST New goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667813 I haven't done this for a while so I thought I would update: <BR> <BR> 1. walk/ run a 5K in for epilepsy next year. ( I would participate in this years event except the month of June is already full for me this year! <BR> 2. Try at least one new salad a week. <em>20</em> <BR> 3. Plant some herbs in my back yard. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:59:45 EST Busy summer already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664650 I have been pet sitting for some friends of mine from church this past week and the dogs have been keeping me busy! After talking with my mom about our summer plans last night I realized that I am buy from the last week in May to the end of June. My friends will be on vacation once again for twelve days, and from then on there is something going on every weekend through the month of June! Our annual trip to the Symphony event in the Flint Hills and the orientation the weekend before, and t... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 22:51:50 EST one year anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640930 I can't believe it has been one yeas since i started Spark People. So much has happened I hadn't realized the special occasion had passed. My SP anniversary falls right around my birthday so I kind of forgot about it. Besides there has been so much that has happened this past year- both good and bad that i have had a hard time accomplishing my goals but i haven't given up! One small goal I have accomplished is being able to work out at least 5 days a week even if it it is at least 10 minu... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:06:57 EST It fits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603921 i wish i was talking about clothes but that is the least of my worries right now. My mom and I worked on getting some business taken care of today and one of them was transferring my late grandmother's car to my possession. I knew beforehand that I would be receiving it but I hadn't expected it this soon! it just one more finality proving that Momo is no longer here. <em>46</em> One good thing is that we were glad to see that it does fit in my garage! <BR> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:06:14 EST Trying to get back to normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587073 It was a week ago that my Mom-o was admitted into the hospice and she is pretty much sleeping 24/7 now. My family is surprised that she hasn't gone yet. she always has been a strong stubborn woman. I'm so glad hat the holidays are over and part of my life is getting back to normal somewhat. I am so happy to get back to the Aqua Zumba class and working out too. Tonight the church youth program resumes and I'm sort of looking forward to it. Part of me wants too be at the hospice and part ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:42:19 EST Last minute plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580006 Ever since my Mom-o was admitted t the hospice we have been making last minute plans for her memorial service. My mom wanted all three of her children involved in the services some way. My youngest brother is giving he message and the other is hand crafting a walnut box for her ashes. At first my mom didn't want to ask me to do anything until I had told her the one request Mom-o had made over fifteen years ago. She wanted her favorite song, " Amazing Grace" played at her service when she ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:07:30 EST The time has come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575859 When my mom call last night, I knew it wasn't going to be good news. she had brought me up to par with my grandmother's status- her cancer had spread to her brain. I couldn't believe it. The last time I saw her was Christmas Day surrounded by all her family enjoying every minute of it and the next thing I knew is that she has been moved to a hospice. My mom and I went and cleaned out her room where she had been staying the past couple of months and then went to see her. it was painful lo... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:11:02 EST There's No Place Like Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568890 I didn't realize how hard this would be for me when i was asked to do this three months ago but i learned real quickly. I was thinking about the money I could use to buy stuff I really need right now. I learned my lesson real quickly. I can get "home sick " easily without leaving town. i was less than two miles from where my apartment is but still... I 've already been asked to do another house sitting job in June but that's a little ways off. <em>29</em> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:30:46 EST A beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565921 Today's weather was beautiful for the month of December. It was 62-high for this time <em>445</em> of year especially in Kansas. This month has been like the month of March-coming in like a like a lion and leaving like a lion as well. Either way I took great advantage of it. I put the dogs out side and ran away for a couple of hours. I really appreciate the earning the extra money house sitting for my friends but i am getting really home sick- only four more days left! Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:42:02 EST HolidayTraditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549943 I can't believe it's that time of year once again. It seems to get get busier every year and stressful too. I am a regular house sitter for two couples whom are neighbors and they often plan their trips together or back to back, which is the case for the holidays this year. When I looked at my calendar recently, I realized I'm going to be "gone" most of the month of December and won't be able to enjoy my decorations that i usually put up around Thanksgiving weekend. I have been toying wi... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:04:08 EST Tough Times Don't last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547327 This is a poem that was composed by a young teenage woman atny church several years ago. I keep it posted any where i see it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tough Times Don't Last <BR> I said, "Sometimes I fail. <BR> He said" I'll see you through." <BR> I said, " But what if I fail?" <BR> He said," I will carry you." <BR> I said," My fears are great." <BR> He said' "Trust me alone." <BR> I said, "But I'm depressed." <BR> He said, "I'll cheer you on.' <BR> I said, "Life isn't easy." <BR> He said," Please l... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:56:38 EST Week two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545725 It was 9 days ago that I saw neurologist and it seems like eternity. He started me on a whole new cocktail of meds for my in hops of finding an answer. i wasn't all that thrilled to hear what he had in mind. There's one in particular that I have been on so many times for different ailments that I lost count. I celebrate every day that go with out a seizure even though my last one was over 7 years now. I learn to appreciate the pain more even when it is unbearable. I remind myself that... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:37:55 EST Long Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543724 Even though this week has been a long one for me, I made myself get up and go to church this morning. This past year or so has been a real challenge for me and I do feel so much better when i force myself to do something that I am not up to. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:27:38 EST Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540657 Today I spent part of the day at my grandmother's house doing laundry. While i was there I looked through all the clutter that was in her basement and couldn't believe how quickly it brought back childhood memories. So many different items looked familiar I can't begin to list them. After tolerating all that I could i went upstairs for the last time with my laundry in hand closing the door behind me. I didn't want to think about how hard it will be when we have to start sorting through a... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:22:11 EST A mixed up kind of day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538358 I went for my 6 month check up with my neurologist this morning with a list of questions but left the office with more! I have been his most challenging patients since I started seeing him 14 years ago but I am also his most successful one too! The main focus for the past several years is treating my chronic pain since my seizures are under control-it's been seven years since i last had one. the only problem is most of the medications that I'm on are used to treat both so if one is increas... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:45:47 EST It's finally here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530509 I wait for this moment every year-the day that daylight savings time ends! I don't know about anyone else, but the one hour difference messes with my mind-LITERALLY! That is two time of the year besides major holidays and full moons when I would have the most seizures <em>246</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:40:09 EST One step at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528764 It's been almost ten month now since I started SP and I have made great progress- i have lost 20 lobs and would like to lose ten more. Right now though my life is like a yo-yo. My mind is on everyone else but me. My grandmother was transferred to another assisted living facility and I think she has come to realize that she most likely won't be moving home again any time soon if ever. <BR> <BR> I was surprised recently by my mom recently when she announced that she was trying to give up... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:07:39 EST A cool fall day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520850 I saw that that the sun was out today even though there was a northern breeze but I went for a walk any way. I started walking into the wind which mad me walk faster than normal but once I came to my turning point it wasn't too bad. Especially when the sun was out. Besides the cool weather makes you walk faster! <em>422</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:47:49 EST Fall is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517386 I have been hibernating most of this week thanks to the recent change in the weather. My chronic pain is really flaring up right now it has even effected my appetite some which i don't like. I've been really good about planning out my meals and sticking to them even though it's very hard at times. My dad constantly reminds me ho i need to be very careful about that as well as remembering my meds too. The last thing I want right now is a seizure! It's been almost seven years since my las... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:54:09 EST A roller coaster week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505566 It has been a while sing my last post. I've been so busy lately with other things, i have forgotten to take care of myself. My mom reminded me about that the other day when she was talking about how she and her sister need to take a day off from everything and take care of herself. We all have been so busy taking care of my grand mother that we often forget about ourselves! Now that fall is officially here, my bike has been put away until next year and with the sudden change in the weath... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:39:54 EST One step forward.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490666 grand mother was discharged from the hospital last Friday and transferred to a rehab center. She was restricted to a wheel chair because her cancer has progressed to her legs but not as severe as we thought. But once she was told she could use a walker she fell and broke her hip. So going home in a month is definitely out of the question. and she will require constant assistance too. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:48:22 EST Good news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484170 Over all Momo's doctor appointment went well. The cancer hasn't really progressed- there weren't any tumors found on her hip anyway but she will still have some radiation treatment for the pain. the doctor did say that my grandmother can no longer care for herself so some decisions will have to be mad soon pertaining to her living arrangements. <em>211</em> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:25:39 EST Is it Monday yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480031 It' seems like I have been so busy this past month let alone this past week! I think i've been home long enough to do my laundry and sleep if even that. Besides hopefully my family will hear something about my grandmother's test tomorrow. We were rather disappointed not getting the result Friday but it was nearly 2 pm by the time we made back up to her room. I just love it when two doctors give you two different answers as to what's going on! But they decided they could no longer keep he... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:14:33 EST What next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477297 I'm so glad i went to the gym for a great water workout because i have a busy weekend ahead of me. First, Both Mom and Aunt Lana are busy tomorrow and someone needs to be with At all times especially when they take her for the PET scan. The pain medicine they have her on right now is effecting her memory more than ever. Second, i'm house/ pet sitting at two places again this weekend. It will be much easier this time. And to top it off it's the first orchestra rehearsal/services for the s... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:39:49 EST Time to celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476312 Every one had a great time this past weekend at our family reunion in spite of the heat. Especially my grandmother who recently turned 90. We had a small celebration with the immediate family on her actual birthday but had a big family celebration at the reunion dinner this past Sunday. If you saw her you wouldn't believe she's that young! It's hard to believe with every thing she's faced through out her life, that she is doing so well but we have learned not to let or guard down. My mom... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 01:00:36 EST Time to relax http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471340 It has been some what of a busy day for me. I have been getting ready for the family reunion- even though my family isn't camping this year due to the oppressive heat. my mom and I are still going. We'll be staying in town with some relatives instead. The main part of my day is getting some healthy foods to snack on so I won't eat too much junk. I made some healthy cookies that my mom actually likes even though they aren't chocolate! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:10:32 EST It's been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470247 I started two aqua exercises classes a month ago. It was then I realized how long it had been since I had bought a new bathing suit-at least ten years. And I was able to tell how lose the old one felt- it was literally hanging on me. So that has been my mission lately and I found one at the first store I went to today. The only problem is i have o wait until the next class in one week! <em>100</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:21:44 EST Disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468140 It has been a gorgeous summer this year for the most part. I have been able to ride my bike along the trails more than usual. But the one event I look to the most is our Family reunion this coming weekend and of course that's when it decided to get hot. My immediate family enjoys tent camping unlike the rest who use cabins or campers. We enjoy facing the elements no matter what but there are limits this time. I do plan on going to the dinner on Sunday which is in A/C but I am a little dis... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:32:04 EST Ending on a great note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463527 I had a great work out today in my Aqua Zumba classes. The instructor makes it really fun and we have a great time too. I have lost more weight since i started this class over a month ago. i can't believe it has been that long. There won't be any class next week at the YMCA I usually work out because they are cleaning out the pool. I like the fact the class is in the evening at this location but there are two morning class at the other locations. hopefully I'll be able to make it to th... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:20:02 EST Where has time gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461557 It seems like yesterday that we had the Cubbies "End of the year' carnival last April. But tomorrow night we start the orientation and next week is the open house. Ii am so glad to have my own car back. I hardly worked out last week until i borrowed my Dad's truck since I had two house sitting job which wore me out. On top of that my family went hunting for a decent camp site that we would all agree upon which was impossible. I was so glad for Monday to be here so i could get back on tr... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:48:10 EST Lost but found http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459349 Because of my epilepsy, i have always worn a medic alert bracelet in case of an emergency. In the past two years I have lost three of these bracelets but one was found in my garage by my landlord and the second I lost at an out door concert event last June. That was m favorite one of all and I hardly wore it except for special occasions like this. The event was at Ft. Riley outside of Manhattan, KS and i just knew I would never see it again. Boy was i wrong. I heard from one of the volun... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:15:23 EST Only 3 more pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450275 Even though I started back in late January, it seems like yesterday. I finally bought my own digital scale and weighed in yesterday morning at 138 lbs. What a way to start off my day! It took me a little bit long than the goal i had set but I wasn't about to give up and i will continue onward! <em>279</em> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 20:35:15 EST This hasn't been my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449358 I woke up this morning thanks to the Kansas weather once again. it was much later than I had realized and barely made it to my hair appointment. Even though my pain worsened as the day progressed, I went to the gym for a good workout. I was well aware that I had one low tire that i was going to deal with tomorrow but my other back tire had blown out on my way home. But what made it worse was that i had left my cell phone at home and not all of the parts of my jack were there. on top of e... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:37:15 EST I'm exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437721 Today was a long day for me. My mom's surgery went well. I spent most of the afternoon with her. Most likely she'll have to stay the night because of her oxygen level was low. I had planned on going to my Aqua Zumba ass tonight, but I just too tired. There weather has taken toll on me too. It's a good thing that i had my mind on something else today to distract the pain! Hopefully tomorrow will be better! <em>198</em> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:58:40 EST perfect timing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436791 Today has been a rough day for me thanks to the weather, so I have been laying low all day and doping myself up with meds and sleeping. I was about to go to bed early when I my mom call me from the hospital. First of all she fills me in on what's going on then asks me for a favor. This is so like her, her timing has always been impeccable! I have been groggy all day and now I'm unable to sleep! gotta love her. <em>220</em> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:58:24 EST Beautiful day for a bike ride! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432530 The weather this week has been unusually cool and dry. This time last year i gave up bike riding by this time because it has been too hot and humid. I have kind of slacked off the past week because of my chronic pain attacks. I can handle it once in a while but having to take a migraine med every day really wears me out. It's bad enough getting used to an increase of one of my anti seizure meds that also is used for pain. I think it's also burnout on top of that also! There is a new aq... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:38:13 EST A wonderful storm last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427651 It's not that often that I can say that and really mean it. But this was different for some reason. As you may know I suffer from chronic pain that is triggered by changes in the weather- usually when it rains or snows. Depending on how big of a front it is, i sometimes can feel the pain for days. last night and today didn't feel any different. Especially when i decided to take a chance and go for ride this afternoon. it had started sprinkling some when i pass under Gage Blvd. bridge i... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:49:14 EST I lost them again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424456 Ever since I first moved into my present apartment five years ago, I have lost my keys or locked myself out countless times. I chose this place because of its secure double entrance. The first time was when i was moving in and there was an ice storm then. My apartment was unlocked but the entrance wasn't. Fortunately one of neighbors came home just in time to let me in. The second time they were let in my car which was locked in the garage. Today I went to the gym with hem in my hands w... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:38:36 EST Boot camp day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417082 I can't believe it's been 6 months since i started spark People. Not only have i noticed how well i've done but others have too. I wasn't surprised that I hadn't accomplished all my goals but I have learned a lot about my whole self. I decided to do the seven day boot camp for the first time yesterday and really felt it today. I woke up feeling the pain but still went to work out at the gym which made me feel better. I'm about to do day two. <em>198</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:38:12 EST almost over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411961 I just love holiday weekends! My mom and i made it back from the fire works show at lake Shawnee around 11:30 last night. I'm not convinced yet about the shuttle bus ride from the White Lakes Mall. Even though there were about six or seven, i think it's better off driving all the way to the lake! Tomorrow we're hitting the other side of town and heading out to Lake Perry up north. I'm not looking forward to the water balloon fight between the two marinas but oh, well. After dinner, we'l... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 23:43:44 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411090 When I decided to make some changes in my life six months ago, I didn't know what to expect. After being given the grim news at my physical in January, I knew that something had to be done. When i got home that day I pulled out my Bible to read a verse that has been posted all over to remind me that my body is a temple of God(1 Cor. 6;19). Then i looked in the mirror and realized how much I had ignored this the past several years. Slowly but surely i started noticing changes even with... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:43:50 EST ended up being a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405035 All the rain we've had lately has been nice for a change. I hope it keeps up so that it won't be another dry, miserable simmer. Of coarse the is a price some of us have to pay such as migraines or chronic pain flair ups. Which ever way you look at it, it's no fun. The only thing that got me out of my apartment today was going too visit company that is in town that i only get to see every few years. This weekend we are celebrating my step mom's retirement and there will be a lot of good f... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:42:04 EST My own words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395701 I have shared my story many times over the years depending on what the purpose was. But i've never shared about this part of my life. my weight has always been like a yo-yo because of the medications i've taken most of my life because of my epilepsy. Some of e the side effects have been drowsiness, depression, nausea, etc. In other wards i didn't have enough energy to do any thing. especially after having a lot of seizures. so exercise was out of the question. Fortunately after going ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:22:39 EST three more days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387286 My favorite summer activity is coming up this weekend. It is the annual Symphony in the Flint Hills. It started as a mom and daughter weekend event and last year a friend joined the group. This year my uncle larry and Mom-o will be with us for the concert part Saturday evening. My mom and I have wanted my grandmother to come to this event at least once to se what it's like but she is almost 90 and spending the day out in the open prairie is too much for her. But this year it's being h... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:04:28 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386328 I was off to an early start which is unusual for me. I only do it when I have to. Today there was a harvester's truck delivering fresh produce which I never miss. There was a lot of water melon, cantaloupe, corn on the cob, squash, cucumbers t name a few. The fun part is dividing it up when i get home and trying to find room in the refrigerator. I was home long enough to unload and put away our bounty and eat lunch then off to K.C. for a doctor's appointment. I was happy to hear wha... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:09:25 EST It's been three years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383673 A good friend of mine moved into the same apartment building that I've been in longer and we've been talking about going on a bike ride or going for a walk together but never doing it until today. I was about to take of when i saw he sitting out back so we sat and talked for a while before she asked if I was sill going or not. Well we had a great ride and the trail was pretty clear considering all the rain we had last night. She didn't realize how nice the trails are and can't wait un... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 18:50:11 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379767 The past week has been crazy for me due to the weather. i love the saying, " if you don't like Kansas weather, wait 25 minutes and it will change." That is true mst of the time but it seems ike thee has been a lot of rain lately and i 'm getting tired of it. i would like to get back on the trails again. I'm getting bored with working out inside besides my chronic pain has flared up a lot late lately. Or maybe I 'm saving up for all the walking I'll be doing this weekend at Ft. Riley! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 23:43:06 EST Symphony time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373099 I always look forward to this time of year. The second Saturday in June there is a big event called Symphony in the Flint Hills. It is held in a vast open prairie in the central part of Kansas. there are many events going on through out the day but the concert starts around dusk. it is an event like no other. They have to limit the number of tickets sold for the event to about 5,000 and when they go on sale, they are sold in less than an hour! People come from all over the U.S. tor this ... Thu, 30 May 2013 23:24:30 EST