IAMAGEMLOVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAMAGEMLOVER IAMAGEMLOVER'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/ July 5th picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733058 I went to a picnic yesterday. I haven't been to a picnic, except a family one in years. I didn't know anyone except Gary and his brother and of course, Gary's sons. I offered to come early and to help set everyting up but Gary said no, Ron and him would take care of everything. Jeremy didn't get off work until 5 and Nick and his son were coming up from Rhode Island and would be there whenever. Could two guys do this without a woman's help? We shall see. <BR> <BR> There were a few peopl... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:45:10 EST Called my PCP No pool with staples. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729267 I called Dr. Broisman this morning. I actually don't have stitches, but I have staples. I was out of it when I left the hospital, I went home by cab. My family lives quite far and I didn't want them to drive all the way out here to get me. The nurses gave me instructions, but I don't remember. I took a shower and got the staples wet. When my Mom called me later, she said the nurses said I was to take sponge baths while the staples were in. Not to get them wet. They talked to her with ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:28:12 EST Trip to ER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727816 Wednesday night I had to call an ambulance. I hadn't felt pain like I did last night since I had gall stones. I even considered that maybe, just maybe they left some in there. That was over 25 years ago though, I think I would have known by now. <BR> <BR> I had a stomach ache all day and was was buddy buddy with the bathroom again but I never "tossed my cookies". I took Immodium and rode it out. Everytime I would eat something, I would feel a little better, for a little while. Then I n... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:16:37 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726613 Today I was suppose to get my new dentures. After drinking a peanut butter banana smoothie for breakfast, my stomach started bothering me. I didn't eat lunch until a little after 2:30 and I had soup. I didn't feel any better. I called the dentist and said I wasn't coming. I will call tomorrow and make another appointment. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:08:31 EST No flea market Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724141 I did not do the flea market on Sunday. I was woken up throughout the night by my landlords inconsiderately playing their television. Don't these people sleep or do they sleep during the day? Maybe I should blare my radio during the day, which is a lot less rude than during the night. It is so loud it is like I am watching it because I sure am listening to it crystal clear. I would stomp on the floor and they would either turn it down or shut it off. I would doze off and no lie less tha... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:06:46 EST Today is the start of the 5% body challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722967 Today is the first day of the challenge. Our first destination is Rio de Janeiro. The first living the good life challenge is drink your water. That is not much of a challenge, at least for me usually, especially in the summer. <BR> <BR> Today, however, I am reading a good book. I got out of bed at 7:30 because I had comcast coming for the internet, AGAIN, and to take my meds. They came, same story, it's your computer, not us, blah blah blah. I had one glass of water to take with my me... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:57:05 EST Assignment 9 for the 5% body challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722078 Body measurements. I have not taken my measurements in over a year. To tell you the truth I don't think I do it the right way. According to my Mom I don't have hips and according to Gary I don't have a bust any more. I am not sure even where your waist is. Is it at your belly button or above your belly button? The next time I go to my Mom's I will have her help me. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:38:38 EST Assignments 7&8 for 5% challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721396 #7 Triggers <BR> <BR> For the purpose of this activity, a Trigger Food is defined as the one that gets you off course; you are not truly hungry yet you are eating. A Trigger Situation is where you are, who you are with and what you are doing when this happens. Example – you are home alone, watching TV and you eat a cookie, then another and soon you are looting the kitchen for anything that looks good. Or you had good intentions about going out for a calorie appropriate dinner with a friend, ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:25:14 EST Feeling even more motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720683 <em>304</em> for all the great comments. I went grocery shopping and I was at the grocery store at 7:45 this morning. <em>244</em> This is a great accomplishment, for months if I was out of bed by noon it was a miracle. I did a huge shopping and the only questionable item that I bought was Progresso soup. Some people say it has too much salt in it, and I agree but it is healthy, and I drink extra water when I eat it. I also bought multi grain bread and some people don't agree with t... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:10:43 EST 5% challenge assignment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719962 Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the OTHER things that you want to change! <BR> <BR> Please put this in a blog, on your Spark Page or record it here. The most important thing is to have a written record to remind yourself of your goals and motives. During the 56 days of this challenge ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:52:19 EST Beautiful day again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719321 Today was another beautiful day. I stayed in the house today and did laundry, and house work. Tomorrow my chore person, Albert is coming. I have a 1pm dentist appointment, have to do grocery shopping and go to the library. Of course it is suppose to rain. You can't have perfect weather all the time. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:54:09 EST Didn't make $1,000,000.00 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718557 I did the flea market, I got up to use the ladies room at 4:45 so I thought that was a sign that I should go. I woke up on my own,. Boy, was I wrong at least $$$$ wise. It cost $15.00 to set up and I made $14.75, so I lost a quarter. I had a good time though. <BR> <BR> The weather was absolutely delightful. It was chilly this morning but by the time 10 rolled around it was gorgeous. It felt so good to sit in the sun, by the end of the flea market I was sitting in the shade. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:31:06 EST To do or not to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717926 Tomorrow is Sunday, but it is also Father's day. I am trying to decide if I want to do the flea market tomorrow or not. It is going to be another beautiful day like it was last weekend. It can turn out like last weekend, especially being Father's Day. Everyone can stay home and have a BBQ to celebrate their Dad. On the other hand it could be busy in the morning with people looking for last minute gifts. Of course I don't really have anything for Dad except baseball cards and maybe the p... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:18:15 EST My commitment to the 5% Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717214 I have once again joined the 5% Summer challenge for the 8 weeks. I am returning to the Starfish team. Go <em>141</em> . This is my commitment to the team. <BR> 1. I will weigh in every Saturday before 11PM. <BR> 2. I will do my best on LTGL challenge. <BR> 3. I will exercise at least 10 minutes a day except on rest days. <BR> 4. I will post for all 7 days of the week. <BR> <BR> We were asked to write out our exercise plan. I am sticking to what I am currently doing. <BR> <BR> Mon-We... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:53:19 EST I did the flea market Sunday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714302 Yesterday was a gorgeous day. Even at 6am it was pleasant outside. There was a beautiful sunrise. I don't see many sunrises being lazy and asleep at that time. <em>211</em> . I got in line and waited for my spot assignment. The flea market doesn't open until 8 but they let us in at 7 to set up our stuff. I was hopeful that there would be a good crowd being such a beautiful day. There were quite a few vendors, I would say close to 80. It cost only $15.00 to set up which is cheaper th... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:04:28 EST I am excited. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713016 Take a look at what I get to take for a spin this week. Gary won't let me take it by myself for the day but he said I can drive it with him in the car. It is a 1973 or 74 completely restored Firebird. This was my dream car when I first got my license. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251667800.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318653397.jpg"> <BR> <BR> He will be doing car shows with this car and I imagine winning trophies. ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 20:05:54 EST Test results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711361 I called the Dr. to get my test results and they were negative. That is good news, but it puts us no closer to finding out why my stomach is in such distress. I don't know where to go from here. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:32:23 EST Listen to your parents. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710497 My brother called me this morning and he and Sue are going to pay for my dentures and I will make monthly payments. I think that is very special of them to do. I called Aspen Dental yesterday to talk to Chrissy, the office manager to see how we should go about doing this because Mike and Sue are leaving Saturday after a wedding they have to go to for a mini get away. When she gave me the price of $978 or $948 whatever it was, I asked her if that was the full set and she said yes. I guess ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:46:22 EST I'm back---computer is fixed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709769 Staples came and picked up my computer last Wednesday. I thought that was great service. The only thing I wasn't too happy about was I was without my computer until about noon today. I missed it so much and I missed all of my sparkies. My streak is in tack because Gary signed me in and spun the wheel. Isn't he a good friend? I don't know what I would do without him. <BR> <BR> I went for the breath test on Thursday. I sat there for 3.5 hours and watched television. I blew into a bag a... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:13:46 EST Yogurts with more sugar than a Twinkie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705261 I found this article very interesting. I hope you do too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/26/yo<BR>gurt-sugar-twinkie_n_5379590.html?ncid<BR>=txtlnkusaolp00000592 </link> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:29:16 EST A picture is worth 1000 words. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704482 I received this in my email today. I wish it came yesterday but I thought to myself, how spot on. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895434763.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't know where the picture was taken, if the vest is handmade or bought, but it sure is priceless. Tue, 27 May 2014 15:07:10 EST Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703441 Wishing everyone a Happy Memorial Day. Please remember why we celebrate this day. It is a holiday for a reason. Mon, 26 May 2014 10:31:44 EST The car is 110% a o K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693604 Gary called me at 3:10 and said to meet him at Papa's auto body. They fixed my door which was no easy task. The hinge was bent quite bad and at first they thought it couldn't be fixed. Gary checked all the fluid levels in the car and some other stuff. He said the car is 110% okay. Like he said a tire can blow anytime, it isn't the cars fault someone broke a couple windows, and the car overheating was my fault. I didn't keep an eye on the fluid levels. He said there is more to driving a... Mon, 12 May 2014 17:51:38 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692791 My day started out very frustrating. Today is Mother's Day and of course I am going to see my wonderful, fantastic, super, Mom. I was going to be there at 10-10:30 to wash her hair and then get her into the shower. My niece is not feeling well and my sister is at the camp grounds. Chuck doesn't want to have to do that, I don't blame him. I went to Stop and Shop to buy a card( the one I had my homemaker threw out because she didn't check the bag before putting recyclebles in it grrr) and ... Sun, 11 May 2014 19:07:34 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692025 I am wishing all Mom's and stand in Mom's a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. We should celebrate our mom's everyday and probably do, but it is mice to have one day where we are all reminded that we have a special person that we owe everything to. <BR> <BR> I remember growing up as a kid and asking Why don't we have a kids day? My Mom use to respond everyday is kids day. I never knew how much truth there was in that statement until I became a Mom. Being a parent is the hardest job you will ev... Sat, 10 May 2014 14:44:00 EST I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689668 Since my Mom went into the hospital I have been upset. I don't know if that is the right word or not, but I have been in a I don't care, What's the use mood. Then that terrible Sunday with the tire blow out. Really the bad eating started with Easter. I had planned for that. I actually lost 2 pounds the week before, not intentionally, I guess more activity, back to the pool, etc, I wasn't eating enough calories. <BR> <BR> The taste of bobka, and I Can't Believe it's Not Butter. I can ea... Wed, 7 May 2014 10:26:09 EST My Mom is home from the hospital. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685934 My Mom came home on Thursday from the hospital. She is doing better. I know she is sleeping better in her own bed. It is such a relief to know that she is home in her own bed, in her own house. My brother Chuck lives with her and Kim is in her apartment above the garage. Paula and Dusty are right next door and Michael is only about 15 minutes away. When I called her today, the VNA arrived about 3 minutes after I called. She will be well taken care of. <BR> <BR> I went and had an used ... Fri, 2 May 2014 17:20:49 EST I am done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684207 I am done. Monday, I went with Gary to Worcester, MA to the DMV to register 2 cars for Papa's Dodge that he had to do. That took way longer than we thought and we never got my tire fixed. We never got back to CT until almost 7 and I never got home until 8"15 or so. The DMV is not open on Monday in CT. <BR> <BR> On Tuesday I had to go to the town hall and pay my car taxes that were delinquent. I don't get notice in the mail and the car is so old the taxes are only 6 or 7 dollars a year. ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:17:37 EST Interesting article on fitness pedometer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683316 I read this article on yahoo. <BR> <BR> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitness-ba<BR>nds-slick-marketing-suspect-150047229.<BR>html Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:10:04 EST Be careful what you say. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682338 I wrote this in yesterdays blog. I am also mad at my Dad, because he let it happen. He is suppose to be protecting her. Little did I know that those words would come back and bite me in the butt. <BR> <BR> I was driving to see my Mom. I was on the highway, in the fast lane. Not because I am a speed demon but because I don't like cars on my left side. It is a hang up of mine. Not only that but the entrance ramp that I entered the highway on was on the left side, which is dangerous, and... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:34:24 EST Prayers for my Mom, please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681547 My Mom is very sick. I don't understand it, I didn't get to talk to the Dr. After all, I am only her daughter, not the golden son. I haven't been this scared in twenty years, not scared helpless. I feel like a scared little girl with no where to turn. You are suppose to go to your parents, but I can't go to my Mommy because she is ill. I feel helpless, scared, frightened, angry, confused, terrified and whole bunch of emotions. I want to scream cry rant rave and beat God up. I really d... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:14:57 EST OMG If I had a brain, it would be lonely. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679297 I was suppose to go for a breath test today. They give you a diet to follow starting two days before the diet. According to the diet I could have hamburger but no noodles. I decided since I lost 2 pounds, which my Mom noticed right away and gave me hell for, I decided to go to McDonalds. <em>15</em> Reasoning, I had to stop my Benefiber a week before the test, and I wasn't going everyday. I needed help and Mickey D's always helps. I had a double cheeseburger, small FF, 2 apple pies and... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:16:15 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677094 Tomorrow, weather permitting, I am taking my computer into Staples to have it fixed. I am sick and tired of it being slow and typing only half the letters I type. I am constantly going back and retyping. I don't know how long my computer will be in the shop, so I will be mia for awhile, anywhere from 3 days to 10. I will try and get to the library to use the computers. This week is full. Tomorrow I have the men from New England energy coming and putting insulation just in my apartment. ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:02:00 EST Wow, thank you for all the supportive comments. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671999 I didn't expect my blog on my dietician visit to draw so many comments and readers. Many of the readers asked what my issues were and if she helped. I didn't put the reason for my visit in the blog because the people who follow my blogs know I have been suffering with these issues for awhile. I have been belly aching to them about them. <em>211</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> The Dr. diagnosed me as lactose intolerant. I switched to lactaid milk, and take lactaid pills before I eat any... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:52:18 EST Last weeks goals met, new ones set. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671136 These are the goals I had set for this week. <BR> Monday--pool--walking laps--strength exercises and cardio--orthopedic Dr. appointment in the afternoon. He will be pleased I am back in the water. <BR> <BR> Tuesday--cardio glide--grocery shopping <BR> <BR> Wednesday--pool--walking laps--strength exercises and cardio. <BR> <BR> Thursday--Jane Fonda 30 minute walk video https://www.youtube.com/ <BR> watch?v=-rnB9rDRrCM <BR> <BR> Friday--pool This depends on if I have to take my Mom... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:07:06 EST Great compliment to sparkpeople and to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670570 I went to the dietician yesterday because of my digestive problems. My GI Dr. thought I could be eating wrong, she didn't exactly like the fact the I was eating frozen dinners. Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and Weight Watchers Smart Ones. I was all set to defend my choices. Surprise, the dietician told me they are perfectly healthy, not cosidered processed foods, and she eats them herself. At one time they were high in sodium, but they have come a long way baby. <BR> <BR> She asked my con... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:20:07 EST UConn has two NCAA championship titles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668338 UConn lady huskies beat Notre Dame last night. I saw the end of the game and stayed up to watch the presentation of the trophy. Geno, the head coach had tears in his eyes when talking to the reporters. He has said year long this was a very special senior class. This was the last game for some very special woman to him. They game out of the game and hugged him and tears did flow. That is why they win I do believe. They are not just players to him, they are his girls. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:46:14 EST UConn defeats Kentucky to win national title http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667248 The men played last night. I watched the game for a little while. The Huskies were up 30-15 <em>224</em> <em>334</em> I switch back and forth to what ever I am watching. I can't watch sports, unless my team is winning and doesn't get behind. It has to be a blowout. I get too excited or too anxious. I actually sit and yell at the television. When the Yankees beat the Orioles once, I ate a whole box of ice cream cones. I never watched a game again. I just can't take it. I know, I... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:55:34 EST UConn women defeat Stanford, join men in NCAA championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666407 I do believe this is the first time that both the women and men are going for the NCAA championship in the same year. The women do it almost every year, sorry guys they are just better players, and have a far better coach. That is why Geno is paid well over $1,000,000.00 a year, he is that good. Coach of the year several times, including this year. The girls are undefeated this year. <BR> <BR> There is only one other team that is undeafeated this year and that is Notre Dame. Guess who U... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:46:46 EST Back to pool tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665656 I received the Dr. note yesterday in the mail. I can go back to the pool tomorrow. While I am excited about it, I am a little fearful too. I don't want to get into the water and be blowing bubbles if you get my drift. I probably won't eat before going to the pool, so I won't have anything in my stomach. I use to have a yogurt, but that causes me problems, even crackers and peanut butter causes me problems. I just hope that breath test I am going for on the 24th will give us some answers... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:51:30 EST 5% Spring challenge starts today. GO STARFISH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664945 <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <BR> This will be my 6th or 7th challenge. We travel all over the world and live the good life. If it is 4,172 miles to our next destination, that is how many exercise minutes the team has to do before the plane lands at the destination. The team that lands first gets the most points. The whole idea is to lose 5% of your starting weight. I was still losing weigh... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:32:13 EST I love my spark friends, thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664940 <em>304</em> for the responses to my blog on Madison. I am in a better place today. My Mom threw me when she said she was going over her insurance and then telling me about Maddy. I was upset about Maddy and I let it snowball. I do that sometimes, if something happens, everthing is going to happen bad. All or nothing thinking my counselor calls it. <BR> <BR> Logically I know Mom is getting on in years, has HPB, diabetes, and thyroid. She is also other wise healthy, does exercise if w... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:26:29 EST R.I.P. Madison You are my hero. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664198 I was talking with my Mom yesterday. She got me upset because she told me she went through her lock box and found her insurance papers. She is going over them with Michael, my older brother, and giving him power of attorney. She is 88. I asked her why she is doing this, does she know something I don't and does she plan on going somewhere? That is when she told me she knows something I don't, my sister and BIL put down their dog Madison the other day. It was time, certain people have bee... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:35:11 EST Cool but sunny spring day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663528 It is cool out but the sun is shining and it feels so good. Iwent to do a big grocery shopping today with my homemaker. I walked all the aisles to get my steps in even the dog food aisle and the baby stuff aisle. The only aisle I didn't go down was the ice cream which comes out into the bakery aisle. Time was getting short and we headed for the check out. <BR> <BR> When we got home and all the groceries put away, I had Rachel cut the spaghetti squash in half and I am baking that now. I... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:22:37 EST Dr. appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662583 I went to see my GI Dr. today. She ordered a hydrogen breath test. I go for that on 4/24 at 11:15. It is a 3.5 hour test. She gave me Align, a probiotic to take once a day. She did up the Nexium to 40mg but did warn me again that it can cause osteoperosis. She told me to take calcium supplements and now she wants to check my magnesium every 6 months instead of once a year. Fine with me. She is also sending me to a dietician. <BR> <BR> I told her I am eating the frozen dinners and she... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:26:02 EST Snow!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660743 I was laying in bed last night after making a toity run listening to the rain. I was wondering if we would get anymore snow this spring. It has snowed in April before. I remember having snow on Easter Sunday once as a kid. We thought that was neat. Our only concern was for the Easter bunny getting lost. <BR> <BR> Surprise, surprise, when I finally got up this morning there was about an inch or so of the white stuff on the ground. It is the sticky snow that clings to the trees and to yo... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:36:48 EST Month in review & April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660039 March wasn't a bad month, but it wasn't a great month. I managed to get 1726 fitness minutes as of this moment, which I didn't meet my goal of 2000. This is a second month in a row and this month I can't blame it on 28 days in a month. Tomorrow is a 120 minute day plus whatever I get from my fitbit for today and tomorrow so I may reach it yet or come pretty darn close. I forgot there was another day until I looked at the calendar. That makes me feel better. I am getting senile I guess. ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:14:39 EST Cucumbers 50 cents http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659289 I called my Mom last night to see if she wanted to go with me to Redwood today. She said it was going to be a terrible rainy, wet, cold day. I believed her so didn't set the alarm. When I was up at 7 I didn't get out of bed to see for myself, I just snuggled in and tried to go back to sleep. Finally, I reached for my book on the night stand and read until almost 9. When nature was calling and I had to get up, I finally saw that yes, it was cloudy but not raining. The streets were dry. ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:57:10 EST Looking forward to the weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658527 Tomorrow I want to get up early and go to Redwood, a flea market in Wallingford to look around again. This flea market opens at 6 am but I won't be there that early. I need all the beauty rest I can get. I am hoping that the vegetable people are going to be there tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I really need to get over to my Mom's house and see her. I saw her when we took the trip to see UConn but I don't get over to the house very often. My stomach has been really giving me problems and I don't ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:38:49 EST UConn 91 St. Joseph's 52 I think we won. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656907 I was so disappointed last night. <em>39</em> I didn't get the channel the game was on. It was the last game at home, I even thought about going downstairs and asking if I could watch it with my landlords. I didn't though. I called my Mom about 7:50 and asked her to call me with the score because I though it started at 8. It had started at 7 and they were already leading by 18. She wasn't too happy with me, her words were What are you doing calling me during a game? I will have to wai... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:16:02 EST