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/ Another day, another search. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319468 Day 5 of exercise so far this year <BR> Gardening 10 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> I wanted to get more edging done today around the flowerbed and walkway in front of the house. The temperature was 10 degrees colder today than yesterday and the high temperature was to be around 4 PM. It's 54 right now at 5:56 PM. <BR> <BR> I got on Facebook to find the video below. I posted it on my page since they were looking for my great-nephew and this: "This is what our family goes through... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:08:30 EST Prayers for Koty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318844 Day 4 of exercise <BR> 1.58 mile run/walk 31 minutes 202 calories burned <BR> Gardening 56 minutes 347 calories burned <BR> <BR> My great-nephew went missing January 25, 2017. Please pray that God will direct our paths to him or that he may be found soon. I invite you to look at the statistics of the number of missing persons. You never think that it will happen to your family and you bypass posting a picture of a missing person. It is gut-wrenching to see other family members faces, ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:46:07 EST News broadcast last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317697 <link>www.facebook.com/wtae4/videos/101552<BR>51373593643/ </link> <BR> <BR> WTAE-TV Pittsburgh · This is a River Rescue search on the Allegheny River near downtown Pittsburgh. Sources tell Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that someone at the Convention Center reported seeing a body in the water. <BR> <BR> Nothing was found. I tell you this stuff is tearing my heart out. Today, be the Lord Willing, some of the family and others will gather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to search for Dakota Leo... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:28:23 EST Doctor's appointment with the podiatrist today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316725 Date: 01/16/17 <BR> Weight: 245.4 <BR> Blood Pressure: 140/85 <BR> Pulse: 81 <BR> <BR> Date: 02/15/17 <BR> Weight: 240 <BR> Blood Pressure: 116/60 <BR> Pulse: 79 <BR> BMI: 43.9 <BR> <BR> <BR> I did blood work (fasting) for the family doctor this morning, then we left from there. I came home and took my thyroid pill. Hubby went to the bank to see if his check had gone in. Then we went to the podiatrist's office. She told me that my feet looked good. She cut my toe nail... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:18:58 EST Wild weather last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315411 We had high wind gusts last night, severe thunderstorms, a temperature drop and snow. <BR> <BR> Today when I let Bayau outside, there was trash in the cellar entrance, under bushes and up against fences. Our trash and recycle bins were to be put out for pickup before daylight this morning. Last night, I could hear the bins being blown over. There is no way to secure the lid on them and the contents must have come out of someone's bin. I am grateful to God that we were kept safe and had n... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:27:06 EST My thoughts today. (Religious) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314062 Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. <BR> I know there are situations that we don't want to face, the disappearance of a family member, not knowing where they are or what has happened to them, is very hard on our family. I trust God with it all, He knows where Koty is, and if there is foul play involved. I can give it all to God because He sustains me daily and He is good all of the time, ev... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:01:03 EST This made me cry yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313151 <link>www.facebook.com/166525513419053/vid<BR>eos/1419760928095499/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sonar was used to try to locate the body of my great-nephew. I realize his story has been on the news, but does everyone need to see if they pull him out of a river? Thankfully, in one sense, nobody was found, but in another sense, time is passing without closure for the family and each day it gets harder not knowing what happened to him. <BR> <BR> When my husband, son and our son's fiancee were there... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 00:15:20 EST Dakota Leo James' picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312602 <link>www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice/ph<BR>otos/a.1511186252453554.1073741831.143<BR>6747016564145/1836320096606833/?type=3 </link> Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:39:59 EST Dakota Leo James is still missing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312409 Today is Day 13 since my great nephew went missing. My husband, our son and his fiancee, went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last Saturday and met with other people to search for Koty. Daily searches have been ongoing since he went missing. <BR> <BR> As written by Shayne James (Dakota's brother) <BR> <BR> Let us be clear: WE, THE FAMILY, found the bloodhounds to go search the river banks. WE, THE FAMILY, called the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group to conduct searches. WE, THE FAMILY, contac... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 15:50:39 EST One week since my great-nephew disappeared. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309312 Tonight, around midnight, marks one week since my great-nephew disappeared. No new leads. We continue to brainstorm anything that we can, that might be useful in finding him. <BR> <BR> All of your prayers and sharing his info are appreciated. I feel for his mother and father, his grandparents, his brother and other people that are trying to help find him. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:59:11 EST More information was given in this video about my great-nephew. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308044 <link>www.facebook.com/thomas.watkins.77/v<BR>ideos/10209891585379566/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was his mother, his father and his aunt (I think the reporter said she was his sister, but she is his mother's sister) in this video in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hunting for Dakota Leo James. <BR> <BR> This was the first I have heard he was asked to leave a bar. If he was intoxicated, it complicates things, in my opinion. Snow is expected there tomorrow and the overnight temperatures have been ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:49:44 EST My nephew, his wife and Dakota's brother pleading for help in finding Koty. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307877 <link>www.facebook.com/thomas.watkins.77/v<BR>ideos/10209885341103463/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, please look for Dakota. Look over bridges, along the shores of rivers if you are able to. He was not using his car. He has vanished and the police have no leads. <BR> <BR> We will be searching in both Station and Market Squares today. Also, Grant Street and surrounding area now! We welcome media coverage!! Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:44:58 EST No news about my great nephew, Dakota James. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307400 Dakota's picture is still being shown on the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania news as a missing person. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62643ce8-7068-48f4-9a03-2bd991109bd1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My prayer is that he will be found safe and sound. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:10:51 EST Please pray about this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306789 I got on Facebook today and saw a picture of my nephew's son. He is missing. <BR> <BR> I always post pictures of the missing on my Facebook page. In 1969, a woman and her daughter were abducted from a shopping center in Maryland. Linda and Lori Peugeot were abducted by an escaped prisoner, Stanley Hoss. My father, being a game warden, got an all points bulletin to be on the lookout for her car, for her and her daughter and for Stanley Hoss. She and her daughter were never found. Hoss... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:43:38 EST 4.4 pounds gone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305775 I have found a new way to fill up. I drink 2 cups of chicken broth with butter in it. Today, I didn't have my Kerrygold Irish butter out of the freezer and used salted butter (my husband's butter) in chicken broth we made from cooking chicken breasts for chicken salad sandwiches for when our son and his fiancee come to dinner tonight. I had two cups of broth which was unseasoned. <BR> <BR> I may drink about 2 cups of it a day, but it curbs my hunger. I have been using Swanson's unsalte... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:15:45 EST If vacuum cleaners had odometers. Don't ya wish? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305186 Day 3 of exercise this year <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 37 minutes 331 calories burned <BR> <BR> My son and his fiancee are supposed to come over tomorrow evening after work. Today, I tackled heavy cleaning and vacuumed the main level, moving the things that I could move by myself. I haven't been doing anything heavy since the kidney stone landed me in the hospital January 8 and 9. Getting my full energy back has taken awhile. Of course, I believe you work faster when you are ... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:24:52 EST "Well, here's another fine mess you've gotten me into." Oliver Hardy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303892 My husband got the mail today and there was a bill for his time at the Emergency Room while he was in Wyoming visiting our daughter at Thanksgiving. Nothing had been paid by Medicare or our supplemental insurance. <BR> <BR> My husband started making phone calls and found out what the problem was. When he was working, he slipped and fell on ice and had to see a Worker's Compensation doctor. He did that and his case was cleared. Later, he quit his job and retired from working. Then he w... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:15:20 EST My wedding anniversary is today. (Sentenced to life, lol!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303704 Thirty-nine years ago on January 23, 1978, a young couple called off work and walked to the local court house and were married by a Justice of the Peace. My husband's mother and stepfather were witnesses and a friend of my husband's that was at the court house. <BR> God drew us to Himself in 1980 and He has been the Center of this union. I am thankful that though we were lost when we married, that God chose to bestow a Spiritual birth on both of us when our daughter was about 9 months old an... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:03:29 EST I used my Shop Your Way rewards tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303390 I had $12 off of a clothing purchase of $35 or more. <BR> <BR> My husband had gone suit shopping for our son's wedding. He came home and wanted to know if I wanted to go to my son's house to watch football, I didn't. I told him that today was the last day that my points could be used, so he took me to KMart and brought me back home. <BR> <BR> I bought a blue sweater with a matching infinity scarf. Original price was $29.99, but it was on clearance for $17.99. I bought a black sweat... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:47:30 EST Bayau is going to get to go visit one of her friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302804 I want to go to a friend's wedding in the near future. My sister offered to dog-sit Bayau when we were at her house last year. <BR> <BR> I will need to take Bayau there and get her used to the collar they have from dogs they had, but have died. She will have to learn the boundaries of their yard by the collar. They have underground fencing. Otherwise, when she is outside, she can roam free. They have a very large back and front yard. <BR> <BR> My sister has a golden Labrador retrie... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:02:41 EST I am feeling better today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301632 I worked on chores today. <BR> <BR> I was finally able to get in contact with the doctor that handed her business card to me. She had changed my blood pressure medicine and prescribed one new one, both could cause dizziness. I think the change in my blood pressure medicine was what caused my blood pressure to rise. The other medicine could cause low blood pressure so she told me she changed one part of my blood pressure medicine. There is nothing like chemicals working on your body and ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:20:24 EST After reading The Terms and Agreement... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300440 Blood glucose: 117 before breakfast <BR> <BR> I wanted to join an online health care. After I read the terms and agreement, I changed my mind. It didn't seem to me to be a very secure program and I was to "Okay" an agreement to pay for services when I didn't know the costs of those services. The services were not specified up front. <BR> <BR> It would have cost $400 a year and I would have needed to get a Smartphone for the apps and then pay for phone service. I thought that I coul... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:56:49 EST Be the Lord willing, I'll be making huge health changes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300006 Blood glucose after breakfast 147 <BR> Weight 238.6 pounds <BR> <BR> Some days I live in a state of exasperation with the medical community. Yesterday, was one of those days. I was so glad to get a call from a Spark Friend. We are both 60 or older, but we laugh like two teenagers at a sleepover, when we talk to each other. I love it! <BR> <BR> I am having memory problems as evidenced by my blog yesterday. My Mom had Alzheimer's disease and though she was having trouble putting the rig... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:55:25 EST Let's talk about snow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299473 Day 2 of exercise <BR> Morning walk 97 Calories burned 17 minutes <BR> Evening walk 80 Calories burned 14 minutes <BR> <BR> I deleted my earlier blog about my visit this morning with the urologist. After I wrote it, I remembered the night nurse taking two things that looked like black pepper in my urine and putting them into a specimen bottle. I had several hats with lots of black pepper specks in the urine. He wrote on one of his reports, "Many, too many to count." <BR> <BR... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:16 EST My first walk of the new year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298739 Day 1 Walked 21 minutes <BR> Speed: 2.1 mph 3.4 km/h <BR> Calories Burned: 100 <BR> CALORIES MINUTES <BR> 100 21 <BR> <BR> It was 39 degrees. I wore my mittens. <BR> <BR> I go to see a urologist tomorrow, be the Lord willing. The doctor (urologist) I had, retired. I saw a lady urologist at the practice after he retired, but this will be the doctor that took care of me when I was in the ER. I was born with extra sections on each kidney and extra ureters from the kidneys to the b... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:07:59 EST I am learning to upload pictures and memes on my computer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298122 There are so many things that I see online that I would like to save. I added two memes today to my Spark page and a picture of Princess. If I become proficient in doing this, I would like to use pictures and memes in my blogs. I am learning and it takes too much time right now. I did manage to do it when I was home alone. Our son is here now and he showed me how to get them from "My Pictures" to my page. <BR> <BR> I thought the picture of my flight during basic training made yesterday'... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:19:28 EST On this day in history... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297543 I enlisted in the Air Force, Friday the 13th, March of 1970. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87dd0bf7-f0a1-4c9d-b47f-603dc8d06ee3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was 18 years old. The second row from the front, is a short row. I am on the far left in the second row. <BR> <BR> When I was young, I didn't have to do chores. My mother wanted to teach me how to cook and clean, but I would throw a fit, wanting to be outside. Dad would tell her, "Leave her alone, she will have to do it so... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:47:43 EST Apple cider vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296898 I woke up with a sore throat and had bits of pain above my left eye. I am supposing it is a sinus infection trying to take hold. <BR> <BR> I did sleep in the bed last night and slept well. I awoke before daylight and went to the living room and sacked out in the recliner with a throw over me. After breakfast, I put a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into about 12 ounces of water and drank it. I am feeling better, but I need to get crackin' on my chores. My body was weakened by Sunday's... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:31:46 EST My praise to God is in this song. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294948 I don't know about tomorrow <BR> I just live from day to day <BR> I don't borrow from it's sunshine <BR> For it's skies may turn to gray <BR> I don't worry o'er the future <BR> For I know what Jesus said <BR> And today I'll walk beside Him <BR> For He knows what is ahead <BR> Many things about tomorrow <BR> I don't seem to understand <BR> But I know who holds tomorrow <BR> And I know who holds my hand <BR> I don't know about tomorrow <BR> It may bring me poverty <BR> But the One who feeds the... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:38:49 EST January 8, 2017, I spent the night in the hospital. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294649 I felt ill yesterday in church. I made it home, but got sick at home and knew I needed to go to the Emergency Room. I had a kidney stone and spent the night in the hospital last night. I will catch up to things once I feel up to it. I slept little last night as I was still being asked questions past midnight about my health on the floor where I got a hospital room. <BR> <BR> If anyone ever asks for prayer due to a kidney stone, they need it! I was so sick. I wasn't given anything for... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:04:26 EST A family get-together yesterday, Saturday, January 7, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293627 Yesterday, our son had a get-together at his house. They invited 17 people and 15 showed up. <BR> <BR> He and his fiancee had beanless chili and and another pan of chili with some heat. They also had regular cornbread and cornbread with jalapenos. They had salad with bowls of various things you could add to it, various types of salad dressings, pretzels, beer, sodas and I don't know what all. <BR> <BR> We had made cornbread to take, but I am guessing my baking powder was old. It cam... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 04:49:33 EST Paperwork Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292966 Friday, January 6, 2017 <BR> Looked at Facebook <BR> Put peanut butter jar into Oxi-Clean to remove the label <BR> Sorted laundry <BR> Started a load of wash, light-colored clothes <BR> Put aluminum pie plate into recycling <BR> Brought the box we keep on the landing up from the basement <BR> Read the Bible <BR> Watched the controversial video of a man being tortured. May God have mercy on the souls of all in that video <BR> Looked at Facebook <BR> Put wash load in the dryer <BR> Put a dryer... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 01:17:11 EST A cabbage recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292263 Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 approx 2 lb head of organic green cabbage, cut into 1 inch thick slices <BR> 1.5 tablespoons olive oil <BR> 2 to 3 large garlic cloves, smashed <BR> kosher salt <BR> freshly ground black pepper <BR> spray olive oil OR non-stick cooking spray <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Pull outer leaf off cabbage (it is usually dirty and nasty looking), cut cabb... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 23:07:12 EST I was growling in my sleep, lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291590 Wednesday, January 4, 2017 <BR> Swished the toilet bowl with cleaner and cleaned the toilet, but not all of it in the Master bathroom <BR> Put one can of air freshener in the vanity <BR> Wiped off the other air freshener can, tissue box and box of wipes <BR> Took nightly meds <BR> Did points spin at Spark People <BR> Finished cleaning the toilet in the Master bathroom <BR> Wiped off hand soap pump, scrubbed soap dish with a toothbrush, wiped off two battery-operated toothbrushes, wiped out c... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 23:59:50 EST A savings plan for this year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290711 I don't know if any one else is doing this. We may try it this year since we both are on Social Security and money seems to run out before the end of the month. Today if you are doing the 52-week savings plan, put aside $1 for week 1, $2 for week 2, $3 for week three, $4 for week 4, $5 for week 5 and so on for the 52 weeks in a year. If you can manage it for all 52 weeks, you should have $1,378 at the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, January 3, 2017 <BR> Looked up how much tuxedos would c... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:16:21 EST Suit shopping for the wedding. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290189 Monday, January 2, 2017 <BR> Started dishwasher <BR> Answered e-mail <BR> Deleted 41 e-mails <BR> Printed a coupon for dollars-off at Kmart <BR> Went through coupons, pulled out those that had expired <BR> Made a list of things I want to buy and what stores to go to <BR> Cut coupons I will need <BR> Cut all coupons from 5 newspaper coupon inserts <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Filed coupons <BR> Put store ads, expired coupons and paper cut-outs into recycling bin outside <BR> Looked at Facebo... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:38:16 EST Starting housekeeping goal, from chaos to clean in 2017. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289204 Sunday, January 1, 2017 <BR> Folded/hung up two baskets of clothes <BR> Sorted and matched socks <BR> Scrubbed the tray in the bottom of Bayau's crate <BR> Wrote a blog at Spark People <BR> Answered e-mails <BR> Deleted 21 e-mails <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Made a mug of English toffee coffee <BR> Laid out clothes for church <BR> Put away one basket of clothes <BR> Put clean potholders, towel, dish cloth and sponge in the kitchen <BR> Put dirty potholders, towel, dish cloth and sponge in the b... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 02:51:23 EST The doughnut drop. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288364 My son and his fiancee came by last night. They were going to the doughnut drop downtown. There is a family in this city that makes the best doughnuts I have ever tasted, Krumpe's doughnuts. They make a specialty doughnut each month. I had a key lime doughnut and never had anything like it! We don't go there very often, but when our daughter visits, she does a doughnut run and brings some to the house. <BR> <BR> <link>krumpesdonuts.com/our-history/ </link> <BR> <BR> An alley way ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:58:28 EST My Hope. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288312 Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. <BR> Rev 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. <BR> <BR> Oh I Want to See Him <BR> <BR> As I journey thru the land singing as I go, <BR> Pointing souls to Calvary, <BR> to the crimson flow, <BR> Many arrows pierce my soul from without , within <BR> But my Lord leads me on, <BR> thru Him I must win. <BR> Chorus <BR> O, I want to see Him, <BR> look upon His ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 23:52:38 EST I've been sick for the last hour. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287258 Our son was here last night. He brought directions for my husband's GPS which our son-in-law gave to him while he was in Wyoming over Thanksgiving. He bought me a rum cake, about the size and shape of a doughnut from the Bahamas and a sign that says, "Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10." I hung the sign in our bedroom on the wall across from the bed so it will be something I look at when I awake each morning. He also helped hubby hang a magnetic knife holder our daughter gave to us.... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:38:02 EST Time is passing swiftly like an avalanche coming down a mountain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286530 We have been trying ketogenic recipes that I have saved from the internet. Hubby goes out and gets the ingredients and we make the recipe the same day. This evening, I am making one our daughter e-mailed to me. It is in the crock pot now. <BR> <BR> We have church this evening and it seems like "crunch time" on Wednesday nights, trying to get supper made and eaten, the kitchen cleaned, and then jumping in the car to drive to the church building. <BR> <BR> I hope to get in a nap before d... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:21:55 EST December 21st. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284040 My Mom and Dad got married on December 21, the shortest day and longest night of the year. <BR> Hmmm! Thu, 22 Dec 2016 04:48:36 EST I have been thinking about drawing and painting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279231 I have been thinking about drawing and painting. I did one on my computer tonight, no space needed for supplies. <BR> <BR> I have never used the paint feature before, so it took some trial and error to use it. You can't combine colors or shade with it. When you use a new color it takes away the previous one, I was just fooling around with it to try to do different things and I posted it in my photos. I am no artist, but I do take pleasure in drawing and painting and that is what it is ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:45:43 EST I had a very nice birthday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276894 Day 51 <BR> Walking 0.72 Miles /1.16 Kilometers 20 minutes 89 calories burned <BR> <BR> Our son and his fiancee came over for dinner tonight and we had Butter Bob's beanless chili and grilled cheese sandwiches. <BR> <BR> No cake or ice cream or sweets since I am trying to lose weight and I don't need that because of being diabetic. <BR> <BR> They bought 4 bottles of foaming soaps and a metal soap holder to put the bottle in. There was also a 10% off coupon in the bottom of the gi... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:55:42 EST My last night of being 64 years old. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276446 Looking at sales in the newspaper today, I found a good deal on ceramic coated pots and pans and bought myself a set and a stock pot. I have it full of Butter Bob's chili and we are waiting for it to finish cooking. <BR> <BR> The instructions say not to use high heat on these and not to put them in an oven heated hotter than 375 degrees F. I really like them. <BR> <BR> I had an old set of Faberware from 1977. The screw was missing from one handle and I got rid of pans that seemed to cause f... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:45:54 EST My daughter and son-in-law sent me flowers and candy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275561 The doorbell rang today and lying on the front porch was a long box. My daughter sent me red and white tulips and pine branches and a box of candy. I got my kitchen organized last night and now there is a clear glass vase with my flowers on the kitchen table. There was also a small box of candy in the shipping box. <BR> <BR> My birthday is Monday and I am hitting 65. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:55:16 EST My husband is home from his Thanksgiving trip to Wyoming. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275303 Blood glucose 114 after breakfast <BR> <BR> My husband called me yesterday from Charleston, West Virginia to tell me he would be home around midnight. He called again later to say he was in the area and to call our son or his fiancee because he couldn't get a hold of them and he needed help unloading the car. <BR> <BR> Facebook posts last night: <BR> He got in around before 10 PM. The car is unloaded and nearly all the stuff is put away and his laundry washed. I was expecting him about m... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:35:42 EST My silly dog, Bayau. (I know her named is misspelled, but I left it that way because that is what Th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274930 Thursday <BR> 12/01/2016 <BR> 49F Daytime 36F night time <BR> Thursday 0 Precip. 0 in <BR> Overcast. High 49F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. <BR> Thursday Night 10 percent Precip. 0 in <BR> Partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. <BR> <BR> It is cold today because of the wind. The house seems chilly to me. Crellie is snuggled up on the covers on the bed. I run an infrared heater in the basement so I can stand to do my laundry down there. Crellie and Bayau slept on the bed with ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:05:13 EST The War Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274327 Have you ever gone to the bathroom and just as you get situated, the phone rings? I know that many of you have had this happen to you. <BR> <BR> Well, such was my location today when I heard the Emergency Alert System on the TV. Within a minute I heard a loud boom, shortly after that the lights went out and then came back on. <BR> <BR> There is a daily Emergency Broadcast System test on TV. The boom? Squirrels are out gathering food, so I assume one got fried and blew a transformer a... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:37:58 EST I am not going to say, "I can't" until I try. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274080 My son invited me to dinner at his house last night. I cannot see well in darkness and I don't like to drive when it is dark. <BR> <BR> His fiancee offered to come get me if it was raining. I looked online and saw that the rain was not to begin until after midnight. They also wanted me to bring Bayau over. I have not driven by myself with her. I wasn't looking forward to putting her in my son's girlfriend's car so I loaded her in the back of my van. She made it up into it in one jump... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:27:56 EST