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/ I woke up not feeling well and I didn't make the trip. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156935 I prepared a salad to take on the trip last night. I watched a show about Janis Joplin and then started to watch My 600-lb. Life. I didn't finish watching the whole show, but went to bed. <BR> <BR> My left side is sore today and I awoke feeling a bit nauseous. I got out of bed and sat in the rocker recliner for awhile and then got up to start my day. I didn't vomit or have acid reflux. Hubby left and went by himself to our son's house. He wouldn't take the sandwich he wanted, bacon and... Thu, 5 May 2016 12:08:54 EST I just feel happy today just because I belong to the Lord. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156559 Thanks to all that prayed about my sonogram. I'M PREGNANT!! No, I'm joking, I just look like I am. I went an hour early and it was a good thing I did. We went to the wrong Diagnostic Imaging place and were directed to the right one. I took a 16.9 oz. bottle of water with me to drink there so I wouldn't have a full bladder riding across pot-holed roads and I drank it in less than 5 minutes after check in. I actually had my test completed before my appointment time of 2 PM. <BR> <BR> I have ... Wed, 4 May 2016 22:06:20 EST Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, don't I love thee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155781 Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, "I don't" love thee! <BR> <BR> "Little Brown Jug" was an old song about drinking. I am talking about the jug I had to put my urine in. My Mom used to sing the chorus of Little Brown Jug as she did her chores. She would go into a sing-song mode as she worked. My husband will hum while he works. Eph_5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; The choice of words is w... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:11:37 EST God is at work here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155195 Thursday, April 28, 2016 <BR> Broken stuff-if you want to pray that God will make a way to get all of this stuff fixed: <BR> <BR> The evaporator on hubby's car- estimate $1,700 <BR> The horn is not working on hubby's car-happened today <BR> The new tubing to the ice maker is not here, nor is it hooked up <BR> I broke a lighted magnifying glass yesterday trying to open it to put in batteries, the case snapped in two. I use it to see the small print on my coupons. <BR> The fan/light over ... Mon, 2 May 2016 23:19:35 EST God is at work here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155185 Thursday, April 28, 2016 <BR> Broken stuff-if you want to pray that God will make a way to get all of this stuff fixed: <BR> <BR> The evaporator on hubby's car- estimate $1,700 <BR> The horn is not working on hubby's car-happened today <BR> The new tubing to the ice maker is not here, nor is it hooked up <BR> I broke a lighted magnifying glass yesterday trying to open it to put in batteries, the case snapped in two. I use it to see the small print on my coupons. <BR> The fan/light over ... Mon, 2 May 2016 23:12:45 EST I had to throw out my urine for the lab tests. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153284 I am supposed to do a 24-hour urine collection and take it to the lab. I started it at 6:32 AM yesterday and finished it this morning at 6:32 AM, then I showered and dressed to get ready to go to the lab. <BR> <BR> I was looking at the lab slip when I noticed another paper of instructions for the urine collection. I wasn't supposed to eat meat for 48 hours prior to starting the collections. The doctor told me if I was out of the house and needed to use the rest room, to dump the urine I ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:15:20 EST An appointment was scheduled today for a sonogram of my kidneys. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152999 Diagnostic Imaging called me today and scheduled a sonogram on my kidneys for Wednesday. I am to drink 16 ounces of fluid one hour before the sonogram. I plan, be the Lord Willing, to drink it at their facility instead of riding in the car with a full bladder. <BR> <BR> Years ago, I had an umbilical hernia and a 3" piece of plastic mesh was put in behind my navel. I don't sleep on my stomach and would ask you to pray that if I have to lie on my stomach with a full bladder, that God will he... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:28:38 EST My visit at the kidney center. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152506 Weight 237 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 150/78 <BR> Pulse 100 <BR> <BR> Today was the visit, I have been dreading since my last lab tests. The office called yesterday and told me to follow the procedure. I didn't know what they were talking about and wondered if I was supposed to do something to prepare for my visit with the doctor. No, just fill out their forms which I had done and I had put all of my medications onto a spreadsheet and I handed that to the receptionist with the other forms... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:27:05 EST Wildlife on our property today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149499 We live on the outskirts of a city. I saw a gray squirrel on the railing to the side deck today, a mallard drake on the side of the pool and two rabbits in the back yard near the pool. The neighbor let out his two dogs and the rabbits left and the mallard went somewhere when it saw me. I didn't see where it went to. <BR> <BR> We went to church this morning and then to our son's house for lunch of boneless chicken thighs done on the grill and made into sandwiches and salad. He followed ... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:36:29 EST We cleaned our refrigerator today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148229 The other night I was watching TV and went to the kitchen to get something to eat. Hubby had gone to bed. The floor was wet and I woke up my husband. The tubing to the ice maker was leaking and had sprayed on the wall right above the baseboard. He used the shop vac and I used a spin mop to get the water off the floor. <BR> <BR> At the doorway from the kitchen to the hall way/living room, the carpeting was wet. We ran a fan on it. We called the repairman Thursday. Hubby tried to fix ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:09:15 EST The visit with our daughter and son-in-law. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145208 The plane my daughter and son-in-law were on, landed at Washington Dulles International Airport Wednesday night at 11:55 PM. On the way home, they stopped at Krumpe's Doughnut Shop, Sheetz and Martin's grocery store. They got to our house about 2 AM Thursday morning. <BR> <BR> They slept in and we had breakfast. The AAUW (The American Association of University Women) had a book sale one block over from our house. They went there, then to Wonder Books. They built a library in their hous... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:14:10 EST God is so good to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142893 Our daughter and son-in-law are visiting us. They arrived early Thursday morning and were to leave tomorrow. Tonight, they are staying with friends in Washington, D. C. and were going to go to the airport Saturday from there. <BR> I was in the basement last night folding laundry and thinking how short the time was that we would see them. Well, God providentially hindered their return home by creating a snowstorm where they will land when they go back home. My daughter received a notice on her... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:52:25 EST "Wae! Hae! Blow the (wo)man down." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138837 We were at our son's house by 7:30 AM. His fiancee had my stuff out on the driveway and was setting up her own things. She told me she had inquiries about my bicycle, but since I hadn't put a price on it, she didn't sell it. <BR> <BR> What a day to try to have a sale! When we drove into the townhouse development, nobody was setting up to sell but my son's fiancee. It had rained and there was rain on my van when we left home. The weather was cold and breezy!. <BR> <BR> I had round colo... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 23:52:25 EST Yard Sale Preparations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138085 Update on Crellie: I saw Crellie pee in her litter box today. She also has come upstairs a few times during the day today. <BR> <BR> I got four things ready for the sale tomorrow, a mountain bike, a club chair, an old foot stool with carved legs and a wrought iron fern stand. The fern stand or whatever it is, could be used as a table pedestal. With a piece of glass anchored to the top, it would make a beautiful dining table. I have looked online and cannot find anything like it. It p... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 20:16:08 EST Our taxes are done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137350 Our taxes are done and I think we got the biggest refund we have ever had-$3,666. It was raining when we came out of the preparers office. I came home and ate supper while hubby put on a sweatshirt and coat to go to the ballgame. I didn't want to go and stayed home. <BR> <BR> We made an increase in our tax refund by listing the mileage to and from doctors, hospitals and the pharmacy. I record all of our receipts and enter the deductible ones in a different color of ink instead of black... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 19:30:00 EST Update on Crellie. Plans for this week and next. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136787 Crellie came up from the basement last night and the night before after my husband was in bed, the TV was off, and I was up using the computer. <BR> <BR> She likes the new food the vet gave her and we are giving her medicine in an eye dropper twice a day. She seems to be resting comfortably. She is not moving fast, but she does get up out of the dog bed and walks to her food and water dishes and to her litter box. <BR> <BR> My husband had a kidney stone and said it was the worst pain he e... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 01:08:48 EST About our cat, Crellie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135659 Requesting prayer. Our cat, Crellie, is having kidney or bladder problems. When I went to brush her today, the back of her hind legs, had urine on them. She went to the basement Sunday where her litter box is and hasn't come back upstairs. She is sleeping under hanging clothing in a closet (doorless) type area. I watched her use her litter box twice last night and she didn't pass anything, no urine or feces. Her vet appointment is 2:45 PM. She has never messed in the house and has no bad habi... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 15:43:33 EST I have had a very frustrating day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134992 I worked on December receipts last night and finished them. On December 30, we made a loan to our future daughter-in-law because she had changed purses and she was fairly sure she lost her checkbook when she did it. She threw away the old purse with the checkbook in it. Then there was an entry of a $500 deposit in the register, but looking on my bank statement, there was no deposit made. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, our cat, Crellie, got into the guest bedroom when my husband went in there. Sh... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 19:41:25 EST Amish Broccoli Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133996 I had this for the first time at a fellowship meeting at a church in West Virginia. The pastor's wife and their daughters were great cooks. He passed away. His wife wrote the recipe down for me and I found it under this title on Pinterest. It is the most re-pinned thing I have saved to my boards. The last time I saw a count, it was re-pinned over 600 times and that has continued daily. <BR> <BR> Amish Broccoli Salad <BR> <BR> 1 head broccoli, chopped (raw) <BR> 1 head cauliflower cho... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 13:43:51 EST Windy night tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133587 High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 am EDT Sunday... <BR> ... Freeze warning remains in effect until 10 am EDT Sunday... <BR> <BR> * timing... high winds are likely this evening through Sunday <BR> morning. Below freezing temperatures are likely overnight <BR> through early Sunday morning. <BR> <BR> * Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. <BR> <BR> * Temperatures... in the upper 30s. <BR> <BR> * Freeze impacts... unprotected vegetation sensitive to freezing <... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 22:48:13 EST I am excited to be writing this blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131712 I had to see my primary care this morning. <BR> <BR> Today's stats were: <BR> <BR> Weight: 238 pounds <BR> Blood Pressure: 122/70 <BR> <BR> Compare that with March 10's visit <BR> Weight: 239 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 125/65 <BR> <BR> I still have to see a kidney doctor, but my two visits with endocrinologists will be cancelled. <BR> <BR> I had quit following Dr. Westman from Duke University. I just ate what I wanted, like I didn't have diabetes. Well, when I had lab work done th... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:40:02 EST I am excited to be writing this blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131704 I had to see my primary care this morning. <BR> <BR> Today's stats were: <BR> <BR> Weight: 238 pounds <BR> Blood Pressure: 122/70 <BR> <BR> Compare that with March 10's visit <BR> Weight: 239 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 125/65 <BR> <BR> I still have to see a kidney doctor, but my two visits with endocrinologists will be cancelled. <BR> <BR> I had quit following Dr. Westman from Duke University. I just ate what I wanted, like I didn't have diabetes. Well, March 10th I was told my la... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:32:52 EST The lowly worm was used to pay off a debt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130479 I posted this somewhere, but I don't remember where. I am reposting it for my friend, 1CRAZYDOG. <BR> <BR> In the early 1980's, I had my gall bladder removed. My husband's insurance paid 80% of the bill leaving 20% for us to pay. I remember that I got a bill for $500 for the anesthesiologist during my surgery. <BR> <BR> We were considered at the poverty level for a family of four in those days. My children were young and we couldn't afford to pay for babysitting, so we took them with us w... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:40:43 EST Car problems. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130390 We took hubby's car to our mechanic a few weeks ago because the air conditioning wasn't working. They put freon in and it quit working again on Friday. We took it in again on Monday. They told us they didn't work on what it needed. It is leaking freon around a vaporizer and the estimated cost will be $1,200. <BR> <BR> We made a loan to a friend last week of $2,500 and so this hit right after that. We probably will get a tax refund, I still have not finished December receipts, but we want... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:55:17 EST The death of my friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128935 Day 16 <BR> 1.69 mile walk 42 minutes 230 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today when we got home from church, I looked on Facebook and saw that a friend of mine had died yesterday. She had colon cancer. She was younger than me. We reconnected on Facebook after many years. <BR> <BR> I used to ride my bike to her house when I was a teenager and we would swim and tan together. When I was thirteen, a riding stables opened across the road from her house and I got a job there. I loved horses. ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:40:49 EST I made up my will today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124643 Day 15 <BR> 2 laps 2 mph 75.1 cals. .510 dist. 15.21 time 133 pulse per treadmill <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15.21 minutes 69 calories burned per SP <BR> I held onto the handles and even jogged a little <BR> <BR> My sister typed up the will for my Dad. I had a copy and typed it many years ago for myself. Our address has changed and we never had it witnessed, so today I typed up another and asked her to make recommendations. She hasn't sent it back since I typed in some o... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:59:29 EST A rough start to my husband's birthday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123897 My husband woke up vomiting before 1 AM last night. He felt better this morning and we went to church. We had our monthly church get together of food and fellowship. <BR> <BR> Our son came by today with his fiancee and took us to a restaurant for his Dad's birthday. Our daughter is on the phone now talking to hubby. Hubby's brother called us this morning before we left for church to wish him a Happy Birthday. <BR> <BR> The restaurant we went to had antiques and collectibles in it. ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 22:18:38 EST The fish that got away. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123148 My husband and I planned a date night to go to a fish fry. We got there and there were a few people outside. My husband said to a man, "We're in time for the fish fry, right?" The man told us it was over. It started at 4 PM and ran to 7 PM. Hubby thought it started at 7 PM. He saw two of his cousins there. It was snowing and the snow was lying on the mountains, so we came home. LOL, we will get something at Wendy's! Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:08:51 EST Riding a bicycle can help those with Parkinson's disease. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122308 Day 14 <BR> 3 laps=.75 mile 2 mph 110.7 cals. .752 dist. 22.39 minutes pulse 111-132 per treadmill <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 22.39 minutes 101 calories burned per SP tracker <BR> <BR> I was looking at Facebook yesterday and saw a video where riding a bicycle helped those with Parkinson's disease. Even it it was a stationary bike, the pedaling movement helped. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/24/bi<BR>ke-riding-helps-parkinsons-patients-ea<BR>se-their-symp... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:47:52 EST Fitting in exercise and 64 ounces of water. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121808 Day 13 <BR> Walked .5 mile on the treadmill <BR> 2 laps 15:32 (I did a little over 15 minutes due to starting the treadmill and getting the speed set up) .514 dist. 75.7 cals. 2 mph speed <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15.32 69 calories burned Spark People tracker <BR> This is for the same amount of exercise, the first is the trackers on the treadmill and the second is Spark People fitness tracker for the same amount of exercise. <BR> <BR> I will have to break up my exercise i... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:27:43 EST I'm working it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121448 Today I had an appointment with my podiatrist. She specializes in diabetic foot care and she is also the one that operated on my husband's feet. I talked to her about what I was told because she is the sawbones for those that need amputations. She said if the nutritionist or endocrinologist recommends insulin, to go on it with my levels being what they are. <BR> <BR> I am back on Dr. Eric Westman's low carb high fat diet and today here are my vitals from the podiatrist's office. <BR> <B... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:07:19 EST The call came from my doctor's office. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119982 Day 12 <BR> Distance: 0.65 miles / 1.04 km <BR> Speed: 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h <BR> Calories Burned: 89 <BR> <BR> My A1C was 10 something. I have protein in my urine which could be an indicator of kidney failure. I was being given a list of choices of what specialist to see. One was the doctor that doctored my mother. Quack! <BR> <BR> She wants me to go back to the Endocrinology place where they tell you to eat 45 carbs per meal and two snacks of 15 carbs for a total of 165 carbs a day. Th... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:25:22 EST The fix for the air conditioning on hubby's car was less than 90 dollars. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119911 We picked up the car this morning and it was less than $90. The mechanic could not find any leaks. He had to put freon in it. <BR> <BR> I put out clean towels in the kitchen and bathrooms last night and have washed two loads of wash. I got one basket folded and hung up and I was tired out. My goal today is to try to get it all caught up. Hubby did it while I was sick, but he didn't fold or hang up anything-no complaints from me. <BR> <BR> He is out doing the grocery shopping now. I ... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:23:02 EST Getting some stuff out of the way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119447 I had to do a fasting blood work for my A1C and awoke last night at 10:21 in the recliner and decided to fast from that time. <BR> <BR> Hubby took his blind brother to a dentist today and I had hubby take me to the lab. I had to have blood work and a urinalysis done. I shared a sandwich with hubby when we came home and within an hour had stomach problems. I think my body is still trying to rid itself of the flu bug. I just don't feel right within yet. I have had some long coughing fits ... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:03:32 EST I tried this and it worked. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117440 I had heard about putting Vick's Vapo Rub on the soles or your feet and wearing socks on your feet afterward to sleep in, that it would stop or diminish a cough. I have been coughing about once every 5 minutes around the clock. I was weak and decided to look this up online. The results said it was an "urban legend." Well, we keep Vick's Vapo Rub on hand and I was desperate. Last night, I rubbed some in on the soles of my feet and put a pair of socks on and slept that way, it worked and t... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:46:46 EST Doctor's visit this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116011 I had a 10 AM appointment with my doctor this morning. I thought it went well. <BR> <BR> Weight: 239 lbs. <BR> 97.8 <BR> Blood pressure 125/65 <BR> <BR> I still have a cough that wakes me up every couple of hours. I have been sleeping in a swivel rocker/recliner. I have been very weak. Last night, I had to have my husband help me to get into my nightshirt after we came home from church. <BR> <BR> This morning, he also helped me to get dressed and helped me with drying my hair. I to... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:00:58 EST I have been sick since Friday, March 4th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113996 I had a sore throat on March 4th. I have had aching in the bones under my eyes, my jaw bones, up the back of neck on either side of my spine. Aches that would move around, chills, a low-grade fever of 99.7-100, I have felt nauseous. I would sleep for about two hours at a time and then be awakened by coughing. I have had muscle spasms or twitches. My knuckles hurt. My ears hurt, but it wasn't an earache. I had headaches, watery eyes, runny nose and a wheezing in my throat. <BR> <BR> Y... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 05:59:39 EST A Public Service Announcement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111308 March forth on March 4th! Fri, 4 Mar 2016 16:56:14 EST Requesting prayer for Lucy and those that attended the gathering at her trailer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104220 Monday, I wrote a blog about "Our visit with hubby's cousin that has stage 4 breast cancer." <BR> My husband's cousin, Lucy, has stage 4 breast cancer. She called us yesterday, Wednesday, to tell us she was diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus and she was contacting all those that had been at the gathering on Sunday at her home. <BR> <BR> It can cause various ailments in people. I had a very serious bout with mononucleosis in 1970 and was in the hospital for 27 days while I was in the Air For... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:17:26 EST My friend IMAVISION asked me to write my testimony. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103264 On September 13, 1982, I gave birth to a 9 lb. 10 oz. baby boy. At the age of one month, he had not gained or lost any weight. His head began to grow at the base of his neck and out the back of his skull. A pediatrician said my son had hydrocephalus or water on the brain. When I held him, I had to hold him under his chin by his jaws and also in the back of his head. His head would flop forward or back and he could not hold his head up on his own. <BR> <BR> One of the members of the chur... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 20:42:12 EST Our visit with hubby's cousin that has stage 4 breast cancer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101750 We went to see my husband's cousin yesterday. She lives in a trailer park. We went to the wrong trailer, a woman answered the door and directed us to the right trailer. She knew Lucy and told us to give her a hug from her. Lucy discovered another lump Saturday and she has to have it checked to see if it is cancerous. The cancer has gone into her spine. <BR> <BR> She was in a good mood and told me that if this lump turns out to be cancerous, she is going to let the cancer run its cours... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 04:13:52 EST The birthday party at Sky Zone Trampoline Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100746 We went to a birthday party this afternoon. The place was packed and we had to park along the street. You have to sign a waiver, get a pair of orange socks with rubber on the bottoms (I suppose this eliminates static) and change into the socks. Since this was a party, it was paid for by the parents of the young man whose birthday it was. <BR> <BR> We went into an area that had 12 rectangles to bounce on and an aisle that went down the middle of the 12 pads that you could bounce on, to p... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19:07:01 EST Warmer temperatures and a walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100631 Day 11 <BR> Distance: 1.04 miles / 1.68 km <BR> Speed: 2.5 mph 4.0 km/h <BR> Calories Burned: 143 <BR> <BR> I have been sitting at my desk working on receipts and listening to the Bible as I follow along. My husband didn't have his Discover account summaries and we had to get old bank statements on the account we closed when we refinanced our house. I have been reconstructing a lot of information. <BR> <BR> I have two registers to work from, the old account and the new account and two ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:37:49 EST Another storm is on the way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095314 Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio <BR> Watches & Warnings <BR> Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Watch <BR> Issued: 8:45 PM EST Feb. 13, 2016 National Weather Service <BR> <BR> ... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 9 am EST Sunday... <BR> ... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Sunday night <BR> through Tuesday morning... <BR> <BR> * winds... northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph through <BR> tonight. Winds Sunday night through Tuesday... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:50:57 EST Winds and waves obey His will. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6094696 I have been working on putting our receipts on spreadsheets. I got August's filed in order today and have typed up to April 11th. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are in for high winds, gusting to 50 mph. It is very cold here. We prayed today that the Lord would keep our electric on. <BR> <BR> Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio <BR> Watches & Warnings <BR> Wind Advisory <BR> Issued: 1:13 PM EST Feb. 12, 2016 – National Weather Service <BR> <BR> ... Wind Advisory in effect fr... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:20:30 EST Super Bowl Sunday 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090516 I saw my first robin this morning as we went out the door to go to church. A few years ago, I found a baby robin sitting on the deck railing. He could barely fly and got into the back yard. I was afraid that Princess, our rottweiler (deceased), would see him and might hurt him. I caught him and moved him to the front yard. He hopped to our neighbor's yard and then I was afraid he would go into the street, but I couldn't recapture him. <BR> <BR> He came back the next year; his breast ... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 23:49:40 EST We bought an ice breaker today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083345 Okay, so this is a boring post, lol. I sent hubby to buy an ice breaker that I saw online at a hardware store. <BR> <BR> We will use it when the temperatures warms, maybe tomorrow, when we have a good thaw. It will break through the snow crust and allow us to make a ditch along the street for water to flow where people park their vehicles. <BR> <BR> Our son came over last night while we were eating supper. He went straight to the basement and got a snow shovel. My husband got up from ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:48:41 EST Wednesday's blog 1/27/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081180 Day 10 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 15 minutes 134 calories burned <BR> <BR> We went to church last night. The street in front of the house only has one lane open. When we went on another street, the snow along one side was out to the center line, one-way traffic. My husband said it is that way all over the city, except for downtown. The main roads and interstates are cleared. <BR> <BR> When we came home and I was walking up the walk to the front porch, the snow was up to my ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:35:57 EST Cleaning up after the winter storm, Jonas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078230 Day 9 <BR> Treadmill: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15.09 minutes 69 calories burned per Spark People <BR> Speed-2 mph; heart rate-157-174; 2 laps; time-15.09 minutes 73.8 calories burned per treadmill <BR> <BR> Hubby and our neighbors were busy shoveling and snow-blowing snow today from the winter storm, Jonas. Church was cancelled and a backhoe was cleaning the street in front of the house. We measured 28" for the Friday and Saturday combined totals, the news said 30". <BR> <BR> The sno... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 21:58:59 EST Our 38th wedding anniversary and winter storm, Jonas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077455 38 years ago, I went to the court house with a young man and we were married. We wanted a day off from work and this is what we did. Now we are sentenced to life with each other. We still laugh with each other and we have grown old together. I still love him and I am quite sure that if he has stayed with me this long, he isn't going to leave. <BR> <BR> I went to CVS on Tuesday and we walked through the greeting card section of the store. Something stirred inside me that let me know I needed ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:19:06 EST