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/ I am moving. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378759 I found an apartment. The apartment is not vacated yet, so I am going by the pictures and the fact that I am sort of desperate. I have talked to the landlord a few times, and she seems to be a very nice lady. She is well known by Section 8 and they say she is an excellent landlord. Fixes things with a problem, and her tenants seem to love her. The neighborhood is good but not as nice as the one I am in now. The one big drawback is the off track betting parlor is not even 3 blocks away a... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:20:56 EST Finally, something positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376009 Today I received a phone call from Joe's insurance company. It was a claims appraiser and he was in the neighborhood and wanted to look at the car. In fact, he was in the driveway. I went downstairs and showed him where the damage was on my car. As he was looking at the car Joe came home. Of course he starts with I didn't even hit her car. Yeah, the phantom white car did it. After I sent him the pictures of the damage, he wrote up his estimate. Of course it was hundreds of dollars les... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:35:09 EST Finally, something positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376008 Today I received a phone call from Joe's insurance company. It was a claims appraiser and he was in the neighborhood and wanted to look at the car. In fact, he was in the driveway. I went downstairs and showed him where the damage was on my car. As he was looking at the car Joe came home. Of course he starts with I didn't even hit her car. Yeah, the phantom white car did it. After I sent him the pictures of the damage, he wrote up his estimate. Of course it was hundreds of dollars les... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:33:38 EST The search continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374770 I haven't found a decent apartment yet. Section 8 inspectors were here this morning to inspect this apartment for the annual inspection and it didn't pass. First, I forgot to replace the batteries in the smoke detectors. I hate smoke detectors and remove the batteries once they leave. I hate that chirping noise they make, and always in the middle of the night. The windows in the kitchen won't stay open, they slide down. They have done that for years, but the other times they have come t... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:10:05 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374132 I have 6 apartments to look at by Wednesday. I know 2 of them are out already. 1 is in a bad part of town according to mapquest, but I will check it out to be sure and the other is too expensive but I want to see it. It is the street over and they claim upgrades but never saw anyone working over there and the outside is still clapboard not even siding. They want $900.00 with nothing included. I pay $750.00 with everything included. According to comparable rents on zillow they are very h... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:37:43 EST Early Flea Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373370 I got up early to go to the flea market today. it starts at 6:30 in Wallingflord. I use to do this one back in the 90's when I could get up at 2 am and sleep in the van there on Saturday/ If you don't get there early all the fresh produce is gone and the food is really picked over. I was very disappointed though. Maybe is is to early in the season. I walked away without buying anything. I know the prices of food have gone up, but they use to be really cheap. I did look around a bit bu... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:28:05 EST Getting things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372962 Slowly things are getting done. The complaint to CT Consumer Protection was faxed over last night. Lisa has a fax machine at her house and her husband faxed it over for me last night saving me quite a pretty penny doing it. I was grateful for that. That's one area I lucked out in. I have a good chore person, Albert, and a good homemaker, Lisa that turned into my friends. They both go above and beyond. <BR> <BR> I talked to the insurance agent today who is handling the claim for my car.... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 12:07:45 EST Adult humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372082 My friend sent me this and I laughed. It may be off color but it is funny. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A fellow is browsing in a pet store, and sees a parrot sitting on a little perch. <BR> <BR> It doesn’t have any feet or legs. <BR> <BR> The guy says aloud, 'Jeesh, I wonder what happened to this parrot?' <BR> <BR> The parrot says, 'I was born this way. I'm a defective parrot.' <BR> <BR> 'Holy cow,' the guy replies. 'You actually understood and answered me!' <BR> <BR> 'I got ev... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 10:52:07 EST Accomplished today's goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371794 Today I had Albert look at my printer and he had to change the location, whatever that means. I wanted to fill out the form for the CT Consumer Protection complaint and print out the emails that I needed. I accomplished all that, The only thing I didn't do was laundry. <BR> <BR> It rained again today so I didn't go out. For some reason when it rains and is damp my knee acts up more. My back is still hurting from when I passed out I guess. I think I may have to go to the Dr. I didn't w... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 19:30:47 EST Monday Monday can't trust that day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371134 Today's goal is try not to go insane. I am on step away from it. I am not going to deal with anything about the car until I hear from the claims adjuster which should be by the end of today. <em>250</em> That will spare me some stress. <BR> <BR> I will start working on filing out the paper work and printing out the emails for the Ct Consumer Protection complaint against Amazon. It should be done but for some reason my printer is giving me a hard time. I don't have the funds to use the ... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:23:16 EST Today's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370690 I went downstairs to get Joe's insurance information and just as I expected, he denied hitting my car. He said he never hit my car and refused to give me any insurance information. I wonder if he has insurance because he had an accident a few months back, he's 95, he could have lost it or is afraid he will lose it. I told him fine I was calling the police. I did. <BR> <BR> The officer came and what is boils down to I can't prove he hit my car so she will not force him to give me insuranc... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 12:13:29 EST June goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369940 I guess the old saying when it rains it pours is true. April and May so many things happened that I am overwhelmed with what has to be done. It is almost paralyzing, I don't know where to start. There are days that I don't do nothing, I mean nothing, don't shower, don't even get dressed because I just don't know what to do. This has to stop because nothing is getting solved and it is snowballing. I am going to start making lists everyday and do my very best to get the list accomplished t... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:13:58 EST Sarcasm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368627 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d026560d-9bcc-4ff1-bf91-e61ef2d73318.jpg"> Tue, 30 May 2017 14:40:33 EST IF WOMEN ONLY TRUSTED THEIR HUSBANDS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362341 A wife comes home late at night, and quietly opens the door to her bedroom. From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can. <BR> <BR> Leaving the covered bodies groaning, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine. <BR> "Hi Darling", he says, "Your parents have come to visit us, so l let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say "hello"? Mon, 15 May 2017 16:42:31 EST 4/15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caf865c4-d5ab-4685-a92e-904365319ee8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Happy Easter. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:54:28 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348552 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28b3a247-f6ee-47c6-b985-979cc781c202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0261744d-6ea0-4b0d-980d-9aa7d9954515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone who celebrates a Happy Easter and everyone a great weekend. I won't be on much Saturday and Sunday. <em>247</em> <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>452</em> <em>450</em> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:05:13 EST 4/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347919 I had an appointment with my gastro Dr. yesterday morning at 10:30. I have had trouble with my stomach for over 25 years. I take Nexium 40 mg every morning for all those years and still get heatburn every so often. Everything thing when pretty well there, except she told me not to eat for 3 hours before bed. I always had a Greek Yogurt before bed to keep me full, and it did cause rumblings in my tum tum. <BR> <BR> After I got out of there, I went to pick out the frames for my glasses, fi... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:53:25 EST 4/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347244 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6752fa69-ddfe-4674-ae1f-5f7fbc5dfadb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And that's the truth <em>20</em> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:43:22 EST 4/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/056759da-ab2c-4970-b5c7-922ebeaa9fdd.jpg"> Sun, 9 Apr 2017 13:19:56 EST 4/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345097 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b9123a4-c927-44b6-ba5f-1adaf64304ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will never give up. Fri, 7 Apr 2017 11:17:31 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8137a4a3-6360-40d3-893d-830de1c5c5f6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Thu, 6 Apr 2017 13:48:32 EST To all sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344173 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd7b29fd-d40d-4954-8f0d-e270779a368a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:55:08 EST Rain go away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343598 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d2c0405-9c5e-4a5a-9811-df30bec90704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I usually like a rainy day or two. It gives you a chance to catch up on housework <em>20</em> read a good book, I do a jigsaw puzzle or just chill. This is getting riduculous though, 8 days with only 1 nice day. <em>39</em> Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:21:24 EST Saw the surgeon today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343179 I saw Dr. Carangelo today. He said nothing is out of place or broken. It is quite swollen so he guesses I fell right on the knee, isn't that what I said. He said that I badly bruised both knees and it will take 6-8 weeks for them to heal. He gave me cream to rub into each knee 2x a day for pain. They both hurt now with all the poking he did. He said only mild exercise, don't run any marathons for awhile <em>100</em> ice it and use the heating pad or warm compresses. <BR> <BR> <em... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 12:46:20 EST Succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342602 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b3c658d-92fd-496a-a66a-1a64418a9454.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My parents always told us At first if you don't succeed try, try try again. If you get knocked down, get back up. Us five kids were lucky to have such a wise Dad, and we still have such a wonderful Mom. That's why I succeed. Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:45:41 EST 4/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342137 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48f95069-9230-47f6-9576-877ec47d3c3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hoping that April brings a spring to your step. Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:37:45 EST Goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341848 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97f05b39-1659-4e59-8f0d-95cfbcee6f6b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope you had a good March and wish you a fantastic April Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:51:15 EST So very proud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341236 My niece was recommended by a board of directors of professors at Union college along with 99 other top students. She was the one chosen, based on academics and other things to go to South Africa for a year. She called and told my Mom. We don't have all the details, but this is a great opportunity for her. She will receive a 1 bedroom apartment and a car for her use while there. This will all be paid for. Upon her return she will have her choice of school to attend. I know she has alwa... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:41:30 EST Opinions?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340842 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08c56ab0-1210-4314-b41c-892c3548b19f.png"> <BR> <BR> The artist received death threats. Trump himself had nothing to say. However, a 17 year old girl who has a website where you can punch Trump in the face received a letter from Trumps"s lawyer's stating for her to basically take it down. It is still up. I guess he has nothing better to do than harass a 17 year old. <BR> <BR> This billboard is fine with me. Trump wants war and he is tryi... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:40:37 EST Tuesday March 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7231364a-fe0f-428d-92ac-208adb625bc2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:41:24 EST 40 Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339792 Borrowed from MISSDORKNESS, ONEKIDSMOM, POLSKARENIA, ADAKARA, et. al.: <BR> <BR> Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. <BR> <BR> 1. Do you like blue cheese? <BR> My favorite salad dressing. I also like it with apples and crackers. <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? <BR> Yes, but I haven't smoked in over 35 years! I was hypnotized <BR> <BR> 3. Do you own a gun? <BR> No. That would be dangerous. <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite swe... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:44:55 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339672 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/391b5ed0-d0e3-4f72-963c-207935c721bc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great week. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:56:59 EST Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339132 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a8705fa-c4ff-4b47-a765-973b3b74d1ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:35:23 EST Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338746 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f2aa327-1ff6-4e86-910a-dfe59adf4df6.jpg"> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:48:39 EST I;m in the dog house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338395 <em>304</em> all for the <em>385</em> wishes. I am in the dog house with my Mom. What else is new, right? The older she gets the harder she is to please. <em>198</em> Like my brother says, you have to love her or you'd kill her. <BR> <BR> I send my Mom $50.00 a month for being my Mom. I was sending $150.00 because I owed her money and I wanted to pay her back, she didn't expect it. She has taken care of me, now I want to take care of her as much as I can. When I paid her bac... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:10:31 EST Oneday....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dc78599-362f-479c-b9d7-e68ecbfae622.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I couldn't wait until April 3 for my appointment with my ortho surgeon. I went to urgent care today. They did x-rays of both knees and I guess there is bruising and contussions. They gave me prednisone for swelling and some pain relief. They offered me vocodin but I refused that. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:36:44 EST A wise man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337234 Dad Bought His Ex-Wife Groceries After He Realized She Only Had Food for Their Daughter. <BR> <BR> <link>www.countryliving.com/life/a42268/da<BR>d-buys-ex-groceries/ </link> <BR> <BR> I guess there are decent men out there. My ex husband had to be arrested and threatened with jail to get any child support out of him. Not only didn't he support Paul, he went and had 4 more and didn't support them either. When he died he owed $345,725 in child support. He was not a dumb man, he put ev... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:48:43 EST Oh Lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4eefa6d-81a4-4064-84aa-fb62bf528a8d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wait, I don't play. <em>100</em> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:38:21 EST Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333109 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18e1410c-71a8-426a-b7da-f3b72c73c0df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thought I would give you something to smile about if you are having snow and are wishing for spring. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:13:04 EST Oh boy a blizzard. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332295 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bba0abc1-84b8-486e-9fc6-f8ffa8c49820.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blizzard Eugene is on its way. <BR> <BR> A blizzard warning goes into effect late Monday night for Fairfield, New Haven, northern Middlesex and northern New London counties. It lasts through early Wednesday morning. <BR> <BR> A winter storm warning is in effect for the rest of the state during that time frame. <BR> <BR> Between 10 and 20 inches of snow is forecasted. <BR> <BR> Park... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:11:59 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330945 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4d70624-070e-494b-a7ac-6ffaab404432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's all I have to say after yesterday. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:52:57 EST OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330480 What a day. My homemaker came at noon today. When she came she told me that my neighbor's fence had blown over onto my brand new car. I was upset. The house has been up for sale for awhile and the real estate sign was no longer outside so I didn't know who to call. First I called my landlord to make sure that the fence wasn't their's, though I was pretty sure it was the next door neighbors. Of course Joe wasn't home and Pauline just kept saying I don't understand what you're saying talk... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 20:42:57 EST Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/311c9290-1afb-4c8b-871d-7b24d21b2bb2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> hmmm sounds like Mom to me. Sun, 5 Mar 2017 22:01:23 EST Change of plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327715 I will not be going to my Mom's today or looking at the apartment. The landlord forgot to call for oil and we don't have heat or hot water again. This is why he needs someone to help maintain this house, he forgot to call for an oil delivery. He use to be on automatic, but wasn't paying the bill. They put him on COD, no $$$$ no oil. Now it will cost him more, because they have to prime the furnace. It is a brand new furnace. They had to buy a new furnace in either December or January. ... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 11:54:07 EST Tomorrow, tomorrow.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327126 I want to say <em>304</em> for all the support and comments I received on my blog yesterday. I feel like such a meany, but I have to do what I feel is right for me. It is probably the right thing for them too. They are just stubborn and don't want to accept the fact that they can't maintain this house anymore by themselves. They shouldn't be living alone without some type of support. Both their daughter and son have tried and they just make their lives miserable. It is a sad sad sit... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 10:09:23 EST Time for the heavy artillery. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323853 I may have an apartment in Vernon less than a mile from my wonderful, sweet, charming, she drives me nuts mother. Now follow this, Gary's friend Bruce has a friend who is refurbishing an apartment he will rent out. Confusing?, my Mom thought so but hey she's 91. New floors, carpeting, appliances, cabinets and a thermostat in every room in case you want one room warmer, such as the bathroom than the others. <em>198</em> I must have died and gone to heaven. <em>334</em> I am usually a pe... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:22:15 EST March goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323487 I thought of some goals yesterday. They don't sound like much but if you saw my spare bedroom you would understand how much work that is going to take. I went into the room the other day, looked around, shook my head and walked back out. I am overwhelmed. Where to start. You can't even walk past a few feet into the room. A homemaker that I had built me 2 things of shelves and they are full and the floor is still covered with boxes so you have no room. My chore person wants to get a du... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 14:50:45 EST Good-bye February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322792 February is one of my favorite months. My Mom's birthday is in February, my son was born in February and it is short. Alot happened this February personally in 4 weeks, more than what happens sometimes in 8 weeks. We had a blizzard that sent me to the Dr. I saw more son, it had been over a year, my niece threw an impromptu party for my Mom It was good. I started searching for another apartment. Something may be on the hook, but waiting for a phone call. It is so hard to wait. <BR> <B... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:24:33 EST Idiotiotis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2121e691-35a7-4da1-936e-398b36cf7ceb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wish.... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:18:39 EST My new comeback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcccfba8-a5f8-4ed7-904f-08dd6129b33b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my new comeback when a certain someone says I am lazy. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:49:52 EST