INFLATED's SparkPeople Blog INFLATED's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New winter clothes. I had some reward points and went to KMart last night. I bought 5 blouses and a sweatshirt. I came home and tried them all on and cut off the tags. They were size 2X and I have room in the arms and body. <BR> <BR> Now I will donate 6 blouses that I have to charity. It sure feels nice to update things that are probably 10 years old or older. I found one sweater that was in a grocery cart that had not been put on the shelves yet. <BR> <BR> I came home and began laundering them. I am a... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 01:31:57 EST Blood glucose down another point. Another rainy day here. <BR> OVERCAST <BR> 49° <BR> FEELS LIKE <BR> 44° <BR> WIND <BR> NNE 14mph <BR> DEWPOINT <BR> ° <BR> HUMIDITY <BR> % <BR> SUNRISE <BR> 07:07 AM <BR> SUNSET <BR> 06:52 PM <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and put a blanket on our bed and went back to sleep. This evening my husband turned on the heat pump to warm up the house. <BR> <BR> My blood glucose this morning was 130. I didn't take my Trulicity shot today because the pharmacy didn't have it and they ordered ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 22:29:21 EST Blood glucose down another point. Another rainy day here. <BR> OVERCAST <BR> 49° <BR> FEELS LIKE <BR> 44° <BR> WIND <BR> NNE 14mph <BR> DEWPOINT <BR> ° <BR> HUMIDITY <BR> % <BR> SUNRISE <BR> 07:07 AM <BR> SUNSET <BR> 06:52 PM <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and put a blanket on our bed and went back to sleep. This evening my husband turned on the heat pump to warm up the house. <BR> <BR> My blood glucose this morning was 130. I didn't take my Trulicity shot today because the pharmacy didn't have it and they ordered ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 22:29:06 EST We are keeping a close watch on hurricane Joaquin. We have had rainy weather for about 3 days. Many places flooded, but our house sits on a little knoll and we are not close to any creeks or rivers. <BR> <BR> I sent hubby out today to buy a cooler. Our old cooler was just aged and the lid wouldn't fit right on it anymore. We got rid of it. Our new one has wheels and a handle and even a place on the lid for cups if was to be used like a side table while camping. If the hurricane changes track, I will fill it with perishable things I ne... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 19:58:13 EST I am noticing changes. Sunday, I put on a pair of shoes and had to have hubby tighten the straps that go around my heels, one notch. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself last night while I was getting ready to get into the shower (nude) and weighed 229 lbs. It won't be official until I weigh at the doctor office, but I have not seen the 220's since I quit working in 2007. At my visit with her on September 22, I weighed 239 with them taking off 2 lbs. for shoes and clothing. <BR> <BR> Last evening before church, I felt l... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 00:56:16 EST My blood glucose is going down. Day 48 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 47 minutes 421 calories burned <BR> <BR> My morning blood glucose was 142. Thank You, Lord in Jesus Name and for leading me to the low carb high fat way of eating. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:47:39 EST Venting, no need to comment. Hubby said, "Can't you write your blog when we get back from walking?" I told him, I didn't expect him to stop what he was doing to do something else. Then he said he didn't want to be up late. I was back home from my walk at 9:44 PM. <BR> <BR> When we started (9:11 PM), I asked him to do the 2-mile walk and he said he was walking around the block and I could go with him, go home, or walk by myself. I went by myself, but I had on old clothes and a T shirt our daughter bought for me whi... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:26:27 EST The NEW number for me! Day 47 <BR> 1.6 Miles / 2.57 Kilometers <BR> Shorter route due to being alone ⊗ 33 minutes 189 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today before supper, blood glucose 147!!!!! I went through the records I took to the doctor and I had none that low since 4/6/15 when she gave a book to me to record by blood glucose readings in it. <BR> <BR> I have been very tired and stayed up last night to go through the newspaper ads hubby wanted me to go through so they could go out in the paper recycling picked... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:34:53 EST The pool is covered. Day 46 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 22 minutes 197 calories burned <BR> <BR> We had our get-together at church and we had fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon, ring bologna and Swiss cheese <BR> <BR> I had a drumstick and gave the skin to my husband, about an ounce of Swiss cheese and a bottle of water. <BR> <BR> We called our son on the way home from church. My husband has Blue Tooth in his car where he can call by speaking. <BR> <BR> Our son came over, ate some chicken an... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:44:35 EST Ending this week with a busy day. Day 45 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 30 minutes 269 calories burned <BR> Walked 2.41 Miles / 3.88 Kilometers <BR> 55 minutes 304 calories burned <BR> <BR> This morning we went to our church building in Pennsylvania and helped to clean it. The men mowed the grounds, the women cleaned inside. We came home and hubby fried a pork roast with a breading of pork rinds which oddly enough is on this diet. We had slices of pork, salad and green beans. <BR> <BR> I heard a knock on the door... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:26:21 EST Slowly I turn, step by step Day 44 <BR> Elliptical Trainer 10 minutes 100 calories burned Done in intervals of 2 minutes, 5 minutes and 3 minutes <BR> <BR> My husband walked around the block without me tonight. I was thinking I might need to stay close to home, but I was fine. <BR> <BR> I went down to the basement and tried to set my elliptical; the batteries were dead and I don't have enough AA size to get it going again. I came back upstairs and got my timer that I use for Flylady cleaning sessions. <BR> <BR... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 23:14:16 EST I am liking the low carb high fat way of eating and I am seeing changes Day 43 <BR> Walked 2.41 Miles / 3.88 Kilometers Pedometer wasn't right. My husband wore it and it said .87 mile and 1841 steps. We walk the same route nightly. <BR> 52 minutes 298 calories burned <BR> <BR> Blood glucose 222 this morning. This diet of low carb high fat is working and the best thing is, I am not hungry. I am full at about 600 calories. I don't try to add on to them. I have begun adding fat like heavy whipping cream to my coffee and extra virgin olive oil to my salad. ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 22:07:12 EST I'm doing something different to lower my blood glucose Day 42 <BR> Walked 2.41 Mi / 3.88 Km Pedometer read: 2.91 mile and 6,158 steps. We walked the same way we did yesterday, but I wore the pedometer instead of hubby. I have shorter legs! <BR> 53 minutes 304 calories burned <BR> <BR> I found a very strict diet to try and it gives a list of foods that I can eat and that I can't eat. I am to stay below 20 carbohydrate grams a day. At my diabetes classes I was told I could eat 165 carbs a day, 3 meals of 45 carbs and two snacks of 15 carbs... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:43:38 EST Lord, help me please in Jesus Name I ask Day 41 <BR> Walked 2.34 Miles / 3.77 Kilometers the pedometer says 1.15 mile, 2, 439 steps <BR> 54 minutes 299 calories burned <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I went to my primary care doctor this afternoon. My blood glucose is high again and my A1C was up. <BR> <BR> I am suffering from yeast from too much glucose and I am to go back to see her in two weeks with a printout of what I have been eating. If my glucose readings are not coming down, I will start insulin. <BR> <BR> I have become super-s... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:57:43 EST The retirement party for my husband, belated birthday party for our son, family reunion, and weekend Friday night into Saturday morning <BR> Our daughter and son-in-law came in from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Our son drove to the airport to pick them up. They knocked on the door and my son-in-law had a grocery bag full of boxes of doughnuts, 4 dozen! We had a doughnut and talked about the weekend and what we would do to help with the party prep. We were to pick up folding tables and chairs and take them to our son's house in my van. We planned to have breakfast together around 10 AM., but we ha... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:25:22 EST Cleaning for our daughter's visit. Our daughter and son-in-law should be coming soon. My husband vacuumed and scrubbed the carpeting today. We had a repair man come to fix our dishwasher. Once it was turned on, it wouldn't shut off if the door was opened. He said he hoped he didn't break the part that needed fixed because it isn't made any longer. He bent it to get it to work and said not to get a new dishwasher until this one gives out. <BR> I puttered at cleaning, I just can't do much at one time and so I sat down be... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 01:18:27 EST Remembering God's Grace to me. A Telemarketer From AT&T Calls While He Was Having Dinner. This Is How He Reacts <BR> <link><BR>er-calls/ </link> <BR> I saw this on Facebook and I thought it was hilarious. <BR> <BR> Today was my son's birthday. We went to church and then over to his house about 1:30 PM. We went with him and his girlfriend, her parents and her brother and two other of his friends to The Black Hog in Urbana. We went to Boscov's and got 5 pieces of luggage for a litt... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 01:13:00 EST Watching 9/11 on TV today. Remembering 9/11/01. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:29:19 EST Doctor's visit this morning. Day 40 <BR> Around the block 15 minutes 71 calories burned <BR> <BR> Yesterday, my husband was sick. We didn't go to church last night. He has been sneezing and coughing up phlegm and had chills while sleeping Tuesday night into Wednesday. He vomited after dinner last night. <BR> <BR> I went to the podiatrist this morning. Here are my statistics <BR> 237 weight WHOOP! WHOOP! <BR> 144/73 Blood pressure <BR> 89 pulse <BR> <BR> I can't sleep when I know I am going to be weighed and have... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:32:03 EST I am being a copycat. My friend, IMAVISION posted a blog and I copied and pasted it here. I am going to attempt to answer the same things: The following list of questions is going around the "rooms" here in "Sparkville", so I decided that it might be fun to fill one out & share with anyone interested. <BR> <BR> God bless & keep you under His wing of protection & provision today & always! <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? --- it's being charged on the counter in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Spouse? --- We have enj... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 01:54:59 EST Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies, and everyone go... We went to a Bible conference over Labor Day weekend in North Carolina. Another couple from our church traveled with us. The conference started Friday evening and lasted until Sunday afternoon. I surely needed this time of refreshing in the Word of God. <BR> <BR> We have known people from the hosting church since 1981. It was good to see many of them again. <BR> <BR> The conference was held at a Senior Center in Mocksville, North Carolina. The church has only one bathroom for men and ... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 23:59:24 EST The flying, fickle finger of fate and the delete button. I thought I would write another blog. Since my husband has been retired, he reads off the codes on Coke products for me to enter into My Coke Rewards. We have a plastic grocery bag half-full of caps and cardboard ends from 12-packs of cans. Hubby is addicted to Coca-Cola. <BR> <BR> Using My Coke Rewards, I got myself a rice cooker which didn't work well, it didn't cook the rice. Our son bought another one for us and it works just fine! I also made it to "gold" membership and they let m... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:58:43 EST It's a small world. Day 39 <BR> Gardening 30 minutes 191 calories burned Weeded and mulched two flower beds, put mulch in a sinkhole in the back yard <BR> <BR> Our neighbor is going to put up a new fence. We had some of our wood stacked close to his fence. Since we are no longer burning wood, we were going to pay the neighbor across the street to haul it away. He has a hauling business in addition to his regular job. <BR> <BR> When we were walking one afternoon, the neighbor that has the hauling business... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:26:04 EST Real Men Don't Follow Instructions Day 38 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 54 minutes 257 calories burned 2,778 steps 1.31 mile <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 31 minutes 287 calories burned <BR> <BR> <BR> I heard the pump running to the pool today and looked out and saw the waste hose was plump. That meant that water was going through it out into the yard. <BR> <BR> I got online and looked at the hook-up of hoses for a Hayward sand filter and we had the waste line on where it wasn't supposed to be and we wer... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:55:56 EST Out and about. Day 37 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 44 minutes 209 calories burned We walked 1.06 miles; 2,243 steps <BR> <BR> I ate breakfast and we read the Bible together. Hubby went to Battery Warehouse and bought a battery for my pedometer this morning. He wore it on his belt and we went for a walk. He wanted to walk toward the Humane Society of Washington County, but the sidewalk ends a good distance from the shelter. We walked to the end of the sidewalk, turned around and walked ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:51:10 EST The things I do for Huz My husband's nickname for me is, "The Huz." We used to get a Baptist paper and the editor, a preacher, posted one of his sermons in it. He called the women that had bobbed their hair, short-haired hussies. My hair used to be down to my waist and the back-center of it was impossible for me to get the tangles out of it. I had my sister cut it and then my husband read that sermon. I have been "The Huz, Huz, or Huzzy ever since. Now he sings "The things I do for Huz" to the tune of The Thi... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 01:25:18 EST We had a terrific celebration last night! Friday, July 31, 2015 <BR> Today was the last day of work for my husband. I gave him a big hug when he came home. One man gave him a doughnut and another man gave him a Nature Valley Oats and Honey granola bar. That was his retirement party, lol! They didn't even notice. One man that had been laid off will be coming back to do my husband's job, so that is something I am very thankful for. <BR> <BR> Our son and his girlfriend will be here in a little while to do a cookout in honor of his D... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 19:02:48 EST Crellie climbed the stairs from the basement today. I combed Crellie today and she jumped up on a foot rest. <BR> <BR> When my husband came home she came up from the basement and she went back down later. She is doing the steps. She still wobbles after using her hind legs for awhile, but she is attempting to act like she did before she got hurt. <BR> <BR> She went around on the carpeting and sniffed where Princess had gotten droplets of blood. I cleaned them up, but she can probably still smell them. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is hubby's last... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:33:20 EST Crellie has no broken bones. Crellie is home from the animal hospital. She looked wobbly on both hind legs when she was put on the floor of the examining room. The vet checked her and I wanted them to do X-rays to make sure she had no spinal or pelvic injuries. Her X-rays looked fine. She will be on pain medication for a few days. <BR> <BR> She is scared of the cat carrier, so I carried her to the basement and let her out where she was sleeping this morning. She hobbled as fast as she could into the workshop and ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:43:17 EST Now it is Crellie. Sunday <BR> Our cat, Crellie, gets up in one of the basement windows. There is an antique empire sofa that she uses as a spring board to get to the window. We heard a crash this morning and the cat ran up the stairs, across the rungs of the kitchen chairs, into our bedroom where she hid under the bed. It was the fastest I had ever seen her go. She knocked over a small galvanized trash can and I think she was convinced that it was chasing her. I had to pull the mattress and box springs down to... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:29:50 EST Princess crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. The vet called today after the animal hospital closed to give me the labs on Princess. She was in kidney failure and there were many abnormalities. Princess slept outside under the deck last night with a nose bleed. She couldn't rest with it. I was checking on her every half hour from 1:20 AM- 6 AM. I slept from 6 AM-9 AM and when I went to check on her she was on one of the steps to the side deck and her nose had quit bleeding. <BR> <BR> My son and his girlfriend came over, brought b... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:04:49 EST Not a good day for Princess Yesterday, Princess vomited after eating and being given her medicine. It was inside right by my recliner on the end of our love seat. My husband gave her luncheon meat last night and she kept that down. <BR> <BR> Today, I fed her pieces of boiled chicken along with her 4 capsules. She had trouble with her hind legs when she went to get up off of the vinyl kitchen floor. She made it though and went and laid on the carpeting in the living room. I called to her and took her to the bedroo... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:46:46 EST Princess is hanging in there. I have to give Princess four capsules at one time for the Lyme disease. God gave us chicken for 49 cents a pound and I boil off two packages at a time of legs and thighs. I conceal two of the capsules in a big hunk and she eats it and gets in her medicine. She is maybe eating a cup of food a day. Rottweilers, although they are a large dog, are not big eaters, at least the two rotties I have had were easy keepers. <BR> <BR> Crellie had a vet appointment today for her yearly physical and ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:42:36 EST I need help with this. When we received our water bill, there was a notice in it about chloramines being put into our city water filtration system and used in the treatment of our drinking water. The city of Hagerstown, the town of Smithsburg, the town of Funkstown and the town of Williamsport will be affected. Have a look at this and make your own conclusions: <BR> <BR> On this notice it states that kidney dialysis patients, fish and amphibian owners, and specialized business owners should take special precautio... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:13:46 EST Princess' vet visit Day 36 <BR> Walked around the block 13 minutes 74 calories burned <BR> <BR> Princess had a 6:15 PM vet visit. <BR> <BR> The vet tech took her temperature and she was running a fever. The vet came and palpated for pain and lumps and then had me trot her up and down the hallway. She was limping some on the right front leg. I told him my concern was that she might have cancer. He said that her having a fever was a good thing and he thinks she may have Lyme disease and he gave her a shot... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:11:06 EST Princess is not doing well. We went to Virginia over the weekend. We wanted to witness the ordination of a young man we know, into the ministry. It was to take place at 9:30 AM and we were going to leave at 3 AM to arrive in time. <BR> <BR> My husband came home and said he wanted to leave and rent a motel room for Friday and Saturday nights. We got there a little after 2 AM. The church had a guest speaker, a man we have known for a very long time. We wanted to hear him preach Saturday evening and Sunday morning... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:23:28 EST Well Doggies! I am tuckered out. 7/10/15 <BR> 1. Dressed <BR> 2. Took thyroid pill <BR> 3. Let the dog out <BR> 4. Took clothes out of dryer, put in basket and put it on the table in the basement <BR> 5. Cleaned dryer vents <BR> 6. Washed a load of dark-colored clothes <BR> 7. Took trash from the trash can under the sinks in the basement to the can outside <BR> 8. Replaced trash bag-plastic grocery bag <BR> 9. Cleaned up dog messes in the yard <BR> 10. Pulled some weeds and crab grass near steps to basement <BR> 11. Scooped... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:01:32 EST Doctor's visit today. I need to make some changes. Day 35 <BR> Walked around the block 14 minutes 67 calories burned <BR> <BR> I went to the OB/GYN doctor today. This was the man that talked to me a lot last year about my diabetes. He asked me if I ever heard of the wheat belly book and said I didn't need to buy the book, just go off of wheat and items made with it, like pasta and bread. <BR> <BR> I weighed the same as I did last year 247 and that got to me. I really need to rethink my goals and implement ways to reach them. I looked u... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:24:16 EST Aggravation over my medicine. Day 34 <BR> Walked around the block 14 minutes 67 calories burned <BR> <BR> Weight at podiatrist's office today 245.6 with shoes on-New Balance sneakers with thick soles <BR> Blood Pressure 166/84 <BR> Pulse 93 She's Alive! She's Alive! <BR> <BR> Last week, my husband took my empty pill bottles to the pharmacy. One of the medications was for my blood pressure. <BR> <BR> He picked up our medicine on Saturday and there were no blood pressure pills. Monday, I called the pharmacy and they ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 17:16:30 EST Humid here. 7/7/15 <BR> 1. Gathered dirty towels, hand towels, wash cloths, kitchen sponge, potholders, dish cloth and tea towel and bed sheets for master bedroom took to the basement <BR> 2. Sorted laundry <BR> 3. Started a load of wash <BR> 4. Folded one basket of clean white clothes <BR> 5. Put clothes away <BR> 6. Made bed with clean sheets, put clean pillows on the bed while I wash the ones that were on it <BR> 7. Put clean towels, hand towels, wash cloths out in two bathrooms, put clean pot... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 23:24:31 EST Fireworks and a great Independence Day. Day 33 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 37 minutes 175 calories burned <BR> <BR> We went to see the fireworks tonight. We bought foldable chairs a few months ago. Each chair has a case it slides into and a strap to carry it with. My husband carried both our chairs when we went into the park and I carried my own chair back to the car. When we got home, we took Princess for a walk. <BR> <BR> We had no trouble finding a parking place or getting around the city afterward. I think... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 23:00:26 EST Ten percent off of our grocery bill. Day 32 Walked around the block 13 minutes 74 calories burned <BR> Hubby didn't get home from work until late last night. Tuesdays, a grocery store named Weis gives a 5 % senior citizen discount. Last night, there was a man in line in front of my husband that got a military discount of 5%. My husband asked the clerk what was required. You have to buy $10 worth of groceries and show something that you served or are active duty in the military. My husband has a card, I think it is from t... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:26:36 EST Doctor's visit this afternoon. Day 31 <BR> Walked around the block 12 minutes 68 calories burned <BR> Weight 244, down from 246.6 - 6/2/2015 <BR> Blood Pressure 128/70, down from 142/76 - 6/2/15 <BR> A1C 10.5 down from 12.2 on March 23, 2015 <BR> <BR> In spite of all the stress I have been under, I feel I did okay today. And the doctor agreed with me and just said to work on the exercise and keep watching what I eat (low carbohydrates and portion control). I need to take in my new glucose meter and get some help with s... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:36:23 EST Princess is in trouble with the US Postal Service. Day 29 <BR> For Friday, 6/26/2015 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MIN<BR>UTES <BR> Around the block 75 13 <BR> Day 30 <BR> For Saturday, 6/27/2015 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MIN<BR>UTES <BR> Around the block 75 13 <BR> <BR> It is a rainy day here. I took an umbrella with me when we walked today. <BR> <BR> Princess got out of the yard Wednesday. The doorbell rang and I asked through a closed door, "Who is it?" It was our next-door neighbor and he ha... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:46:51 EST Hot time, summer in the city. Day 28 <BR> Walked around the block 15 minutes 72 calories burned <BR> <BR> We had severe thunderstorms this evening. Many places around us had high winds and one county was under a tornado warning. We had thunder and rain, I didn't see much lightening and was grateful to God after seeing on the news, the damage from storms in Illinois last night. <BR> <BR> Hubby called and said to eat supper by myself and then be ready to go grocery shopping. He was late getting home. He had to stay at... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:53:41 EST Father's Day for my husband. My husband, son and our son's girlfriend got in about 1 AM Sunday morning from the family reunion in Ohio. They had a rainy drive most of the way home. They left Ohio at 5:30 PM Saturday afternoon. <BR> <BR> We had severe thunderstorms here Saturday evening and were under a tornado warning. The forecast for rain was 1 to 2" per hour starting at 8 PM Saturday night and continuing into Sunday. Thankfully, we had a storm for about 45 minutes with gusty winds and hard rain, then the rain sto... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:12:15 EST Yum, Yum, eat 'em up! Day 27 <BR> Walked around the block 12 minutes 69 calories burned <BR> Hubby, son and his girlfriend left this morning for Ohio for a family reunion. I stayed at home. The appliance repairman was back with the part for the fridge in the basement. He also took off a part in the freezer that had to do with the ice maker. It was overheating. He told me to throw the part away. He took several pieces off and cleared ice that had formed under them. I had him to change the bottom piece on th... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:03:32 EST Breathing better today. My congestion seems to have cleared today. I didn't go to church last night and within 10 minutes of my husband leaving to go to church, I had mud butt. <BR> <BR> I have lost some of the weight I gained, because I had no appetite. I did eat though because I knew whatever this crud was, it was zapping my energy. <BR> <BR> I am logging my foods today and hope to get busy around here. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I paid $150 to the appliance repairman. There was something broken that had to do w... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:24:23 EST I didn't feel well today. I woke up this morning and let the dog out, grabbed a towel and washcloth and put my clothes in the bathroom that I was going to wear to church. I crawled into bed and reset the alarm. When I woke up, I had itchy, burning eyes, a runny nose, sneezing and an irritated throat. <BR> <BR> Several at church, including my husband had this last week. I couldn't believe how it hit me while I was asleep. <BR> <BR> After supper tonight, we loaded the dishwasher and it wouldn't start. I may take ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:04:36 EST No baby robins today. Day 26 Walked around the block 13 minutes 75 calories burned <BR> <BR> We went to Social Security today. I will need to make another appointment. What the worker said I was receiving was way above my check amount, so there is a problem somewhere. My husband will need to retire by August 1, instead of September 1, so he stays under their income guidelines. I am happy about that. <BR> <BR> Once hubby starts on Social Security, I will get more. There is a guideline for women that d... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:49:20 EST