INFLATED's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=INFLATED INFLATED'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/ My husband is okay. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452428 My husband called off work today to see a nurse. She said he pulled a muscle in his neck. We ordered two of those "My pillows" by phone today. The nurse said it was probably post nasal drip that caused him to vomit last night. <BR> <BR> He also took a container of my urine to the Veterans Administration in Martinsburg, WV. My first specimen yesterday morning had blood and stones in it. I start another one tomorrow morning to be taken in Thursday morning, be the Lord willing. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:27:33 EST My husband is still sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452098 My husband has been sick since December 23 with the flu and he vomited last night. He plans on seeing a doctor today, be the Lord Willing. We are to get 2-4" of snow today. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:18:36 EST My husband is still sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452097 My husband has been sick since December 23 with the flu and he vomited last night. He plans on seeing a doctor today, be the Lord Willing. We are to get 2-4" of snow today. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:18:36 EST It was 57 degrees in our house this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451921 We had a technician out on Thursday to check our heat pump. Actually, we think it was the company owner that came out. Sunday morning, the house temperature inside was in the low 60's and this morning it was 57 degrees F. My husband called the company and left a message that the heat pump was not meeting the temperature on the thermostat and that we were cold. <BR> <BR> I went out to the rocker recliner in the living room and covered myself with a blanket folded in half lengthwise and w... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:44:00 EST Rested today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451586 There were two people shot last night on a street that intersects our street (within the block we live on). They were taken to the hospital and their injuries were non-fatal. <BR> <BR> My husband has a stiff neck that he is not able to get rid of. He plans on going to the doctor tomorrow, be the Lord Willing. I stayed home and napped today. Hubby went to our son's house to watch football. <BR> <BR> The heat pump did not satisfy the thermostat in the house. We woke up to 62 degrees ... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:30:27 EST I have a clean desk and it lead to doing other organizing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451246 I finished with my desk at about 1:30 PM this morning. I cleaned it with vinegar and organized things. We have pens and pencils all over the place and I even cleaned out my purse to get the pens there. I also straightened the things in the drawers of two end tables and the console in the love seat. <BR> <BR> My husband was at our son's house and I took out all of the drawers then turned the desk on each side and crawled around to get at each drawer space and underneath it. My husband s... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:36:37 EST Tackling a heavy-duty chore today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451070 My desk needs a thorough cleaning. It belonged to my husband's aunt, I think. I don't remember when we got it or how it came into our old house. It is cherry wood and it has some dings on it from different people using it. I save containers to use on it and have an Oxi-Clean container; three luncheon meat containers; a can of air to clean my computer; an icing container with pens in it; a round, wire container with Sharpies in it; a ceramic container our daughter made with Crayola markers... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:32:50 EST A guessing game about what is causing my kidney stones. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450358 Walked 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> 23 minutes 107 calories burned <BR> 59 degrees F. outside, rain tomorrow, but it is to turn cold again Saturday <BR> <BR> Thursday, January 11, 2018 <BR> Answered e-mail <BR> Deleted 20 <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Called CVS and talked to the pharmacist about faxing a prescription request to the VA in Hagerstown <BR> Put away a basket of towels and face cloths <BR> Ordered a tower space heater through True Value and they will call... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:42:52 EST Passing teensy kidney stones. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450060 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 <BR> Read the Bible <BR> Played computer games <BR> Answered e-mail <BR> Deleted 28 e-mails <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Logged food on Spark People <BR> Called CVS pharmacy about a prescription they are trying to fill under my old doctor <BR> Put brushes into a jar and put under the kitchen sink <BR> Put vacuum dusting brush head into the box on the landing to be taken to the basement <BR> Played Spark Trivia <BR> Looked at Facebook <BR> Looked a... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:03:36 EST Our daughter turned 38 today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449613 I had severe abdominal cramping and diarrhea today. Today I was going to be doing chores that I could do while sitting down. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, January 9, 2018 <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 46 e-mails <BR> Took blood pressure medication <BR> Played computer games <BR> Cut identifiers off an inch high amount of scrap paper <BR> Answered e-mail <BR> Deleted 48 e-mails <BR> Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher <BR> Ate dinner <BR> Got all of the scrap paper finished today <BR> Shredded the st... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 21:43:06 EST Spark People won't let my previous blog post where it can be viewed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449121 My Dad was featured on Maryland Conservation History on Facebook. I sure miss him. <BR> <BR> Monday, January 8, 2018 <BR> Read the Bible <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 19 e-mails <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Ate breakfast and had a mug of coffee <BR> Took vitamin D gelcaps <BR> Made the bed <BR> Put a sheet over clothes hanging in the closet <BR> Called CVS to ask about a prescription <BR> Looked for Skintimate-couldn't find it <BR> Wrote Intimate on grocery list <BR> Shredded some papers <B... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:34:13 EST This made me laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449113 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/050404e4-fe97-4183-9521-52383f83c4a1.jpg"> In case you don't get it, the car was showing the temperature outside was minus 4 degrees. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:59:03 EST A restful day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448746 A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for our region from Monday afternoon into Monday evening. Icy road conditions likely due do wintry weather across the region. <BR> <BR> A service man is supposed to come to check our heat pump, but he may have to reschedule. He can't check it if it rains. <BR> <BR> Sunday, January 7, 2018 <BR> Wrote Spark People blog <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Took outfit downstairs to the basement to re-match. I thought I had black pants, bu... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 23:29:35 EST A bit of a surprise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448331 I finished filing August 2017's receipts and couldn't find January and February 2017 receipts. I have put them all into folders by month, but I don't file them in order until I am ready to do spreadsheets. <BR> <BR> Nine months of folders were all in a banker's box in a white dishpan. <BR> <BR> I looked all over the computer room and couldn't find January or February's 2017 folders. I lifted up the dishpan and they were underneath it. I pulled out July's folder to start to work on it ... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 01:21:30 EST Friday and Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448277 Yesterday and today were uneventful and I am glad. Hubby is still hacking and I felt good today. <BR> <BR> I sent him to Home Depot today to try to buy a tower space heater for the basement, but they didn't have any. The basement has no heat source. We put an infrared heater in the workshop where the water heater is, leave the cabinet doors open under the kitchen sink upstairs, and I have a plug in heater in the basement. <BR> <BR> It is cold down there in the basement when I have to do ... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 22:34:20 EST I hope to work on filing this evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447783 I awoke feeling nauseous. I went to the living room and then went into the kitchen and fixed and ate some leftovers from last night's dinner. I went back to sleep in the bed after eating. Hubby went to see his cousin in a nursing home and to the Veterans Administration in West Virginia for a computer class. The VA didn't have computer classes today, They will have one next week, be the Lord willing. <BR> <BR> I got up just as he was coming in the door. I drank some coffee, not even a ... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:42:37 EST January 4, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447439 Day 3 of exercise in 2018 <BR> Walking: 3 mph (20 minutes per mile) 5.10 minutes 31 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 7.1 minutes 32 calories burned <BR> 1/2 mile <BR> <BR> Thursday, January 4, 2018 <BR> Made a glass of lemonade <BR> Logged lemonade on Spark People <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 32 e-mails <BR> Posted on Facebook about hitting a deer last night <BR> Checked to see if I had taken my blood pressure pill <BR> Washed the dog's water bowl and refilled it ... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:26:08 EST We hit a deer last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447259 This is my third attempt at this blog. I accidentally deleted it twice. <BR> <BR> We hit a deer while driving to church last night. One doe was in the road and ran off to the side. My husband didn't see a second doe coming from the other side of the road and hit her. She went under the front bumper, then fell down and was thrashing around on the side of the road. She got up and bounded into a field where the other doe went. I'm praying she wasn't hurt badly. It makes me sick when an animal ... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:13:47 EST I did a bit of exercise at a fast pace for me, walking at 3 mph. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446937 Day 2 of exercise in 2018 <BR> For Monday, 1/1/2018 <BR> Walking: 3 mph (20 minutes per mile) 13 calories burned 2 minutes <BR> <BR> For Wednesday, 1/3/2018 <BR> Walking: 3 mph (20 minutes per mile) 33 calories burned 5 minutes <BR> I walked a quarter mile <BR> <BR> Wednesday, January 3, 2018 <BR> Deleted 84 e-mails <BR> Took dirty clothes to the basement <BR> Sorted dirty clothes <BR> Washed a load of dark-colored clothes <BR> Let the dog out/back in <BR> Addressed card e... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 22:51:12 EST I did a bit of exercise at a fast pace for me, walking at 3 mph. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446936 Day 2 of exercise in 2018 <BR> For Monday, 1/1/2018 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MIN<BR>UTES <BR> Walking: 3 mph (20 minutes per mile) 13 2 <BR> For Wednesday, 1/3/2018 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MIN<BR>UTES <BR> Walking: 3 mph (20 minutes per mile) 33 5 <BR> Quarter mile <BR> <BR> Wednesday, January 3, 2018 <BR> Deleted 84 e-mails <BR> Took dirty clothes to the basement <BR> Sorted dirty clothes <BR> Washed a load of dark-colored clothes <BR> Let... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 22:51:12 EST Doing things while we are sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446450 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 <BR> Wrote Spark blog <BR> Entered ginger ale on Spark People and checked nutrition on entries by others <BR> Played Spark Trivia <BR> Wrote an e-mail to my sister <BR> Posted on Facebook <BR> Spun for Spark points 3/3 <BR> Started dishwasher <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 50 e-mails <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 11 e-mails <BR> Put Rodger's shot schedule on the calendar <BR> Took blood pressure-164/80 <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Logged food on Spar... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 23:57:37 EST Doing things while we are sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446449 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 <BR> Wrote Spark blog <BR> Entered ginger ale on Spark People and checked nutrition on entries by others <BR> Played Spark Trivia <BR> Wrote an e-mail to my sister <BR> Posted on Facebook <BR> Spun for Spark points 3/3 <BR> Started dishwasher <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 50 e-mails <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Read e-mail <BR> Deleted 11 e-mails <BR> Put Rodger's shot schedule on the calendar <BR> Took blood pressure-164/80 <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Logged food on Spar... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 23:57:37 EST Hit the road, Jack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445934 I did a lot of paper stuff yesterday. It was 10 degrees here and the wind picked up in the afternoon making it seem colder. <BR> <BR> We had leftover meatloaf and made meatloaf sandwiches, then my son and his wife came over and brought pork and sauerkraut, an imitation of Olive Garden's potato soup and some other food which is in the fridge for later today. <BR> <BR> I am starting to see bloody mucus from my nose and I think my sinuses are giving me problems. Hubby vomited last night ... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:53:32 EST Getting ready for 2018. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445283 It will soon be 2018. I am still feeling the effects of having the flu. <BR> <BR> Hubby is still coughing a lot and we are running a Vicks Vaporizer in the living room. Today I did many mundane things. My legs hurt so bad Friday. my husband asked me if I wanted him to take me to the Emergency Room. I have been sleeping in the recliner and it got to my legs. <BR> <BR> I have no medications here for pain. I read where yellow mustard can help with pain so I would take a teaspoon full a... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:44:11 EST We have the flu, but could we also have whooping cough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444101 Hubby came down into the basement this morning while I was down there folding clothes. He asked me if I woke him up to tell him the mail had gone. No, I hadn't done that. It was before 8 AM. <BR> <BR> Hubby got a call a little bit ago, he has the flu. He said he was told yesterday that he didn't have the flu. He just left to go pick up medicine for it. As confused as he has been about everything, maybe he didn't hear the results correctly. <BR> <BR> He said he thought he had whooping cough,... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:13:32 EST We are still sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443777 December 25 at 6:51pm · <BR> Hubby was sick tonight at supper time and I am getting it too. I see my primary care doctor tomorrow, be the Lord willing, about my kidney stones, but hubby will probably go to Urgent Care. He always refuses to go to a doctor and when he is contagious, others get what he has. He barely ate today and slept all day. I think he gets sick from lying down, then when he gets up, all of the congestion becomes a problem. Our son and daughter-in-law came by today to check... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:54:43 EST My husband won't go to Urgent Care when he is sick; now we are both sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443268 I woke my husband up to eat chicken rice soup for supper and to take medicine our son bought for him yesterday. He took vitamin C and promptly jumped up to run to the bathroom. This is the third time he has been sick at his stomach, once each day since after midnight on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Our son and daughter-in-law came by today and one of them will probably take him to Urgent Care tomorrow. I have an appointment with my VA primary care doctor tomorrow and will probably have to drive... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 20:15:54 EST House guests, a sick husband and a sick cat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442933 I opened my e-mail on Friday and a friend we know asked if he could come by. I thought he meant Saturday evening, but he phoned and talked to my husband and it was Friday evening. He was traveling with his daughter so we did some cleaning and he and his daughter ate supper with us and spent the night with us on their way to Ohio. <BR> <BR> I found our toilet clogged in the guest bathroom and I put Dawn dish soap in it, but nothing went down. I plunged the toilet and everything eventually ... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 10:49:45 EST A weird day for me health-wise yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442182 Yesterday, I slept a great deal. I have been since going on the medications for this kidney stone. <BR> <BR> When the mail came, there was a letter in it from the VA. The local hospital here tried to bill them for my surgery on my 9 mm kidney stone. I never told them to do this and the letter was an explanation of why I was ineligible for this. This is unbelievable and was unauthorized in my opinion. I am still upset, but I don't know who to contact about it. <BR> <BR> Last night was... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:25:32 EST A bill came today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441630 I got a bill today for $82.32 for a patch for nausea they put on me for surgery. It is not covered by either Medicare or United Health Care. I have only been sick once after surgery and it was because they gave me an IV for nausea prior to the surgery on my left foot. <BR> <BR> From now on, I will tell them I don't get sick, because I felt I got sick from the nausea medicine that one time, plus I don't want to pay for something that I feel should be part of things covered by my insurance... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:34:27 EST I am passing visible things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441439 I see either stones or blood clots in the morning and saw them this evening when I urinated. Maybe God is allowing me to pass this stone so that I won't have to have another surgery. I don't know what is happening. I thought I would get a call today from the VA with an appointment, but that didn't happen. <BR> <BR> Sorry to be graphic, but it would be nice to be kidney stone free and God can perform miracles. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:02:25 EST I'm still out of the hospital. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441129 I stop taking one medication tomorrow at 12:30 AM. I am on two new medications since going to the VA Hospital, one turns my urine orange. <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning and passed a few small stones. I went back to bed and hubby let me sleep until 8: 30 AM when I have to take pills. I got up, but I was moving very slow and showered and dressed. I made it to church. I am just happy not to be sick from this kidney stone. It is difficult for me to know if I am passing blood because of ... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:04:43 EST Eggs at Aldi's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440626 Hubby said the Aldi grocery store in Hagerstown has eggs for 38 cents a dozen. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:07:21 EST It doesn't seem like I have any mental focus with this stone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440582 I just want to sleep. I am on two medications, one of which turns my urine orange. I am feeling discomfort and sent a secure message to the VA to schedule an appointment with my primary care doctor. I don't know if this stone will require a surgery or not and it is in the ureter, so it is on the move. Once I see my primary care doctor, she will send me to see a urologist at the VA Center in Martinsburg, WVa. If the stone really starts making me sick, I may have to go to the local hospita... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:09:53 EST Mama's got a rolling stone, again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440360 I thought I was going to have to resign from the "Old Stoners Club" when they got my 9 millimeter kidney stone out by surgery, but alas, I went to the Emergency Room at the VA hospital today and I have a 2-3 mm stone within the left ureter and a 5 mm non-obstructing stone within the right kidney. Mama's got a rolling stone! The one thing I'm glad about is that I don't live in Texas, because everything is bigger in Texas! Requesting prayer please, because of discomfort, a UTI and blood in my u... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:28:34 EST I think all of my bills will be paid. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439898 Jessica, from the VA called a little while ago about a $400 bill. It was being billed to a Veterans' Choice program which I know nothing about. She talked to the woman that does the billing for Diagnostic Imaging Services and told her how to correct and resubmit the bill so that the VA will pay for it. <BR> <BR> So this week I have gotten out from under over $800 in bills. Praise the Lord that the right telephone number and the right person were made known to me! I hope everything is f... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:20:40 EST I will find out tomorrow about my bill from the VA. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439713 I sent the VA a secure message yesterday and today I got a message back with a number to call about a bill that has remained unpaid since September 12. I called and the number would ring and ring and sometimes disconnect because the phone rang for so long. <BR> <BR> I did speak to a woman and she mentioned the name Jessica. She tried to put me through to her and I got a recording. On the seventh call, I did talk to Jessica. There are several places in this city with the same name, but ... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:50:31 EST Turning my depression into positive energy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439453 I have been getting bills for my trips to the hospital. Today, I had intended to go to the hospital and talk to someone. I ended up calling people instead. My phone would go dead in the middle of a conversation, so I left a voice mail for them to call me and went about doing my laundry. Hubby got involved using his phone. <BR> <BR> Anyway, one hospital bill is paid that was for an Emergency Room visit that I had for kidney stones and I was kept overnight. I have a $400 bill that the VA ... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:05:44 EST My new coat went back to Walmart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438110 I went to Bible study tonight and wore the coat I got on our trip to Wyoming. It had two zipper pulls. When I got out of the car when we got home the zipper split open and I couldn't get it to go back together. I even looked at instructions on Instructables. I didn't take apart the zipper. Hubby took the coat back to the Walmart here and they didn't have a similar coat. He got the money back for it. I have a winter coat that was my mother-in-law's and two of my own. I forgot to pack a... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 23:53:07 EST My birthday yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437823 We ordered pizza Monday night. I had leftover pizza for dinner last night with a salad. Our son came over after we were through with dinner. He had two pieces of pizza. His wife called me from Pennsylvania to wish me a happy birthday. <BR> <BR> Our daughter didn't call. She and her husband gave me 6 bottles of sugar-free Torani syrups of different flavors for my coffee while we were in Wyoming over Thanksgiving. My husband bought a container with a spout and a cap for the spout, that h... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 01:19:32 EST A loose dog got me outside this afternoon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437418 My husband came home from work and told me that there was a loose dog outside. He said it had chased a woman we know that lives up the street from us. <BR> <BR> I opened the door and saw the dog. It looked similar to one that is on the corner of an intersecting street. I went there after throwing a dog biscuit to the dog, but nobody answered the door and I didn't hear either of the two dogs that I see in their yard. <BR> <BR> I came home and my husband was wanting to go somewhere. H... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 16:07:33 EST Does anyone have any suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437360 I woke up today feeling like I have no energy. I have been having mild symptoms of a possible sinus infection with "sand" in my eyes and a stuffed/runny nose. <BR> <BR> I was stoked when we got home from Wyoming and zipped through laundry and putting stuff away. Now I feel listless. <BR> <BR> Snow/rain on the map of the US is coming down the middle of the country. We are supposed to have a cool down in Maryland starting tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my birthday. We went to ou... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 12:12:12 EST How to add pictures to your blogs from MAMISHELI53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436814 To add a picture to your blog, you just need to have it in your computer files. When blogging, notice the "add an image" bar. Click on that, and up will pop a box telling you to select a file. You go to your photo files and click on the one you want, then click on upload, and then click on "done". Same with if you want to put a link to a video, like from youtube. Click on the "add a link" bar. Then on the youtube you want to share, do the copy paste thing. Hope that helps!  Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:43:28 EST MAMISHELI53 told me how to put pictures into my blog. Pictures from Wyoming. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436788 My husband, Rodger, and my daughter, Jaime, trying to take pictures on Jaime's Smart phone <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/769bedb9-81d9-4899-9cff-b7cb309929cb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Butterfly bench at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens taken by my son-in-law, Ben <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/338e5940-faeb-45ab-a60f-95a5719dcd81.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dragonfly bench at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens taken by my son-in-law, Ben <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 16:31:24 EST We went to Cheyenne, Wyoming for Thanksgiving Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436269 We left Monday to go to Wyoming after I had an appointment with the VA nutritionist. We took Bayou with us. We took my '95 Dodge Caravan, so the dog would have enough room to turn around and lie down. <BR> <BR> We ran into snow on the ground at Cumberland, Maryland and in Garrett County, Maryland. We went from Maryland to West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming. Bayou has traveled more than some people, having gone through nine states <BR> <BR> We e... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:30:23 EST Hoping things are resolved concerning my hospital bill. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432629 I got online this morning and found a number for the hospital's billing department. I was able to get through and talked to a man named, Jack. <BR> <BR> I wrote down the time of the call, the date, and Jack's name. He said the bill was already resubmitted and not to worry about it and he also checked on the surgery to make sure it had been submitted to the primary insurance. <BR> <BR> I opened the e-mail after I opened the bill last night and it was a gentle reminder to pray about the... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:46:07 EST Stewing (noun) an extreme state of worry and agitation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432442 Our son and his wife came to see us last evening. I finished vacuuming the main level of the house after they left. Two envelopes were lying on the kitchen table, unopened mail. I opened one from my supplemental insurance through my husband. It was a hospital bill for over $2,600+ for when I went to the Emergency Room for a kidney stone. <BR> <BR> Someone put down the wrong insurance as my primary insurance and now I am left to fix their mistake. This does not include the recent surg... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:49:51 EST Veterans Day Freebies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430516 I had a free doughnut this morning, a peanut butter one, with my morning coffee that had Torani sugar free caramel syrup in it. <BR> <BR> We went to Texas Roadhouse for lunch and I had a steak, sweet potato and house salad. Hubby had a steak, chili and French fries. <BR> <BR> My husband and I each got a coupon for a free car wash from Sheetz where we got turkey sub halves and free drinks which we drank. <BR> <BR> We took the turkey sub halves to my sister-in-law and her husband. Sh... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:15:47 EST Veteran treats today, tomorrow and Monday. My bike seat is worth what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430167 We went to breakfast this morning at Denny's and had a grand slam breakfast for free. There was a normal charge for coffee and a tip for the server, but we take advantage of the free stuff each year since we are both Veterans. <BR> <BR> We dropped my bike off at the bike shop and came home. They called this afternoon. We went and picked up the bike, then we went to IHOP for the red, white and blue pancakes, eggs, a breakfast meat and hash browns. Again there was a charge for the coffee a... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:06:21 EST My bike is going to be paid for. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429773 I have a running list of chores to do which will cost me money to take care of them. I got my Social Security money yesterday. I needed our Sharps container to be returned for destruction of needles because I have to give my husband a Vitamin B-12 shot every other week and I take a weekly shot of Trulicity for diabetes. I also put my lancets into an old pill bottle and put the filled pill bottles in the sharps container. <BR> <BR> The sharps container usually costs us, but my husband wa... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:34:34 EST