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/ Look what I got on my Facebook chat this evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737570 Your case manager will be refunding the amount you paid for the technician to come look at the old water heater. We will give you a call tomorrow after 6 PM to process the refund. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:04:32 EST I am not going to fight Sears. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737116 I shredded the paperwork that came with the old water heater. I won't be following up hounding them. I just won't do business with them ever again. <BR> <BR> I posted a complaint on their Facebook page and was assigned a case number and was asked for my address and phone number on Facebook chat. Nobody has contacted us and I don't expect them to. <BR> <BR> The old water heater was unhooked from the plumbing when a new one was put in and we drained it so we wouldn't have an 80 gallon le... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:05:48 EST July 10, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736293 Day 76 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> I think my son is going to make raspberry pie tonight. My husband went out again to pick them and got maybe 3 more quarts. <BR> <BR> I am busy reading an online book and The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman. It has been very humid here with afternoon thunderstorms in the area. Power was knocked out in some parts of the city Tuesday night. Winds gusts were near 60 ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:27:09 EST My dissatisfaction with Sears. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735461 Day 75 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> I got the paperwork for our leaky water heater and called a number for Sears that I received by e-mail. My warranty was for "exclusive" parts according to the woman I spoke with, but no where in my paperwork did I find that term or a description of what they were. <BR> <BR> I realized the woman I was talking to had no part in the water heater leaking, but she sai... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:00:51 EST After party cleanup. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732752 Day 74 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 45 minutes 409 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today we all slept in. We had a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, donuts and coffee. My son-in-law had 2% milk with his donuts. <BR> <BR> My daughter went to Macy's to use coupons that she had, to buy clothes for work. She has lost 50 lbs. due to stomach problems and on her own, has stopped eating wheat and dairy products, and is feeling much better... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:26:02 EST We had a large get-together for Independence Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732239 Day 74 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> We didn't take a head count today, but I think we had around 30 people here for a cookout. Every chair was filled in the living room, kitchen, at the table in the basement and the sofa and chairs in the basement, and on the pool deck. <BR> <BR> My daughter and her husband didn't get in until 5 AM this morning. Today I needed to vacuum and steam mop the kitchen, vac... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 23:56:48 EST Preparations for Independence Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731622 Day 73 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 60 minutes 545 calories burned <BR> <BR> My husband's two brothers helped him install our new 80-gallon water heater and to put up a new florescent light fixture in the workshop. <BR> <BR> I was shredding the paperwork that came with the old one when I noticed it said: Tank Warranty 12 year limited <BR> Parts Warranty 12 year limited <BR> <BR> Well, it only lasted 5 years and they sold my husband a ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:57:04 EST We had a gully washer this evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730133 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> Day 73 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> July 1, 2014 Ta Da List <BR> Checked blood glucose-154 <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Took recyclables and dirty laundry to the basement <BR> Let the dog out/back in <BR> Took shower and dressed <BR> Had a cup of coffee and took the rest of my meds <BR> Dog was sick, put her outside <BR> Started a load of wash <BR> Brought up towels to fold and put away-folded and put ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:50:18 EST Working on getting things in the house orderly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729268 6/29/14 Day 71 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today 6/30/14 Day 72 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 60 minutes 545 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 56 calories burned-walked it one minute faster than usual <BR> <BR> 6/30/14 TaDa List <BR> Brought in mixed recycling wheeled-bin from the curb <BR> Went to nutritional class f... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:32:37 EST A quick update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729073 6/30/14 <BR> <BR> I went to a diabetes class today and had to relearn a few things. I have a one-to-one appointment with the nutritionist in August. At least for now, I do not have to take insulin shots. <BR> <BR> Armed with the information I got today, I hope to get my blood glucose levels down. I am so happy!!! It still means working at it and that will be lifelong. <BR> <BR> My son's girlfriend and I went to the dollar store and I bought napkins, a tablecloth, some decorations, a p... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:35:25 EST I am feeling happy about the way things are going. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727891 Today I worked on cleaning the counter tops in the kitchen. We are notorious for laying things down instead of putting them away and so I have hot spots. That is FlyLady's name for a place that is cluttered. <BR> <BR> I cleaned them and wiped off everything on them and put away what didn't belong on them. I cleaned the wall between the counter top and the upper cabinets, I don't have a splash guard. <BR> <BR> My son and husband picked wild black raspberries this morning and got five qu... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:49:38 EST Later in the evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727451 I gave hubby his B-12 shot, then went to the basement and folded a basket of clean clothes and towels that were in the dryer. I had my son carry the basket upstairs for me because I laid some clothes that were on hangers on top of the folded clothes. <BR> I put them away completing both goals I set out to do today. <BR> <BR> It feels good to be caught up with it all. <BR> <BR> My husband and son want to hunt wild black raspberries tomorrow, be the Lord Willing. I won't have these chores ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:56:30 EST House cleaning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727403 Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 80 minutes 726 calories burned <BR> Day 70 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> Today I cleaned with other Flybabies in one of FlyLady's chat rooms. You can see the difference. We set a timer and clean for 10 or 15 minutes, play games which involve cleaning, and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> 6/27/2014 Ta Da List <BR> Stripped bed sheets off of our bed to wash them <BR> Gathered towels, face cloths, sponge, dish cloth and pot holders to wash <B... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:22:28 EST A gift from my son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726667 I received my mother's ashes today from the State Anatomy Board. My sister wants to wait until the fall to inter the ashes. I didn't open the box. <BR> <BR> My son ordered online End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman for me tonight and paid for it, so it is a gift from him. <BR> <BR> My throat feels scratchy this evening. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:35:42 EST We are having a stormy evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725958 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 25 minutes 227 calories burne <BR> Day 69 of exercise (not a streak) <BR> <BR> 6/25/14 Ta Da List <BR> Cleaned dryer lint traps <BR> Sorted dirty clothes <BR> Emptied the dishwasher <BR> Cleaned along the filter in the dishwasher <BR> Put soap in dishwasher <BR> Put dirty dishes in dishwasher <BR> Vacuumed the kitchen <BR> Butch Gross fixed fridge on main level $20 + $10 tip <BR> Put ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:27:20 EST Divine Intervention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724412 Day 68 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Since I am getting Social Security, I have been paying for and doing things that have been put off for far too long. <BR> <BR> Today I went to an OB/GYN doctor. My doctor retired and I have put off exams since before 2008. The first thing he noticed was my medic alert bracelet for diabetes. He is diabetic too and he recommended a book for me to get. If I follow ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:47:21 EST The time is approaching quickly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723629 Day 67 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> There was a family reunion in Ohio that my husband went to on Friday and Saturday. I had IBS and stayed home. <BR> <BR> Our daughter called last night and she wants to have a huge cookout so that her friends and family can meet her husband and because she has not been home for awhile except when she had to go to Vermont for college, and didn't have time for vis... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:44:52 EST Mysterious death nearby. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720153 Day 66 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> My husband took off work today to go to a doctor's appointment. He will be scheduled for endoscopy/colonoscopy to check his Barrett's esophagus and to be sure he is cancer free. <BR> <BR> I scheduled the vet appointments for Princess and Crellie. Princess' visit cost $232.10 and Crellie's cost $52.20 and that was with a 10% senior discount. $284.30 for shots, do... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:57:42 EST Cleaning smoke off of stuff from the wood stove. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715251 Day 65 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 33.20 minutes 300 calories burned <BR> <BR> Ta Da List 6/10/2014 <BR> <BR> Took recyclables to the basement and put in containers <BR> Sorted dirty laundry <BR> Washed a load of whites <BR> Folded two baskets of clean clothes <BR> Cleaned etagere <BR> Washed all knick-knacks, candles, animal figures, vases and things on etagere <BR> Emptied all the trash on the main level <BR> Washed trash can in computer room... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:58:38 EST About yesterday's blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714326 We have an above ground pool. The pool deck has a gate to it and we fenced Princess in with us yesterday while we were swimming. The gate swings around to block off steps down into the back yard. There is no way that she can get to the pool unless the gate is left open. It is a straight shot onto the side deck along the house from the back yard and she will take off if the gate is left open and run through the neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Someone is with Princess when we have her on the po... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:40:50 EST Princess fell into the pool today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713570 Day 64 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Our son gave Princess a bath today and we worked on the pool to try to get it vacuumed. Our son went to his girlfriend's house to pick up her brother to swim. When they came back to swim, it was raining. We ate together and while we were eating, our son's girlfriend knocked at the door. She was surprised to see her brother here. <BR> <BR> Her brother got into th... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:37:49 EST Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713145 Day 63 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 25 117 Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:57:51 EST Oopsie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712308 Day 62 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15 minutes 70 calories burned <BR> <BR> I was coming from the bedroom to the kitchen this morning and the lens fell out of my glasses. We have gray shag carpeting on the main level except for the bathrooms and kitchen. I didn't know if I had lost the screw that holds the frames together around the lens and I couldn't see to fix my glasses. <BR> <BR> RANT: Why do the eyeglass makers put the screw in fr... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:02:23 EST Easy does it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711646 Day 61 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 31 minutes 145 calories burned <BR> <BR> I walked in the basement tonight where it was cool and folded laundry as I walked the length of the basement, back and forth. <BR> <BR> My leg was pain free today and I didn't want to do fast walking like I do when we walk Princess. My husband took her and walked around the block with her. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:20:54 EST Whoa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710860 My weight today was 241.8. The muscle in my left thigh aches so I didn't exercise today. I have lost eleven pounds since Tuesday a week ago, and my blood glucose before breakfast was 159. <BR> <BR> Thank You, Father, in Jesus Name. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:18:37 EST I have a hitch in my git-along. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710024 Day 60 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> I went with hubby tonight when he walked Princess. My knee has been sore all day. A couple of times while on the walk, something caught in my groin. I was able to complete our round-the-block walk and I am grateful I wasn't on my long walk. <BR> <BR> I just checked my blood glucose, it was 172 an hour and a half after supper and after we did our walk. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:18:46 EST The endocrinology office called. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709035 Day 59 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> 2.34 mile run/walk 60 minutes 345 calories burned <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 6 minutes 56 calories burned (I used a leaf vacuum on the pool deck to get up maple seeds. I worked a lot longer than 6 minutes, but forgot to time myself.) <BR> <BR> <BR> This was the walk I used to do. Princess and I sat in the shade and rested for four minutes, but I did it! The four minutes were not counted. <BR> <BR> I went to check my cale... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:10:44 EST Thank You, Father, in Jesus Name. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708349 Day 58 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 63 calories burned <BR> <BR> My blood glucose was 161 tonight 1 1/2 hours after supper. It hasn't been below 200 until today. I purchased test strips and lancets today, they were $154.28 for 100 test strips and 100 lancets. <BR> <BR> We went walking after I tested, so it had no bearing on the blood glucose reading. <BR> <BR> I am so happy about this! My supper was a lean hamburger patty... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:18:20 EST I am trying to build up to my old distance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707683 Day 57 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 43 minutes 209 calories burned <BR> <BR> My knee throbbed most of the night last night. I got up and went to the recliner and put a pillow under it and went to sleep. It is the muscle to the right of my left knee that is sore. <BR> <BR> Hubby went with me this evening as I tried to do my long walk. He managed Princess when she lunged at other dogs. We didn't do all of the way that I used to walk wit... Sat, 31 May 2014 20:57:40 EST My doctor's appointment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704661 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 58 calories burned <BR> Day 56 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> My appointment was rescheduled from Friday to today. I haven't been able to get my blood glucose under 257. It should be between 90-120 and that is with taking a metformin pill with each meal. I will be sent to an endocrinologist and they will make the judgment of whether I have to go on insulin shots. <BR> <BR> My doctor said the pancreas is like a gas tank and ... Tue, 27 May 2014 20:46:08 EST We walked twice around the block today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702489 Saturday, May 24, 2014 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 24 minutes 116 calories burned <BR> Day 55 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> The pool water is still green and we put chlorine tabs in the skimmer to put more chlorine in the pool. The algae dies and turns white and floats as a foam on the surface of the pool. Sadly, even though we paid $50 more this year to have the pool opened, the water is not clear enough to swim in. <BR> <BR> The weather was beautiful toda... Sun, 25 May 2014 00:19:03 EST The maintenance on the pool is finished. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698667 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 63 <BR> Day 54 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> The Pool Boys came today and vacuumed the pool and added chemicals. There was a lot of green algae in it and it is floating on top because of the chemicals and looks like green lily pads. <BR> <BR> I made friends with a catbird while we were out cleaning up the yard on Saturday and it flew down while the Pool Boys were here. It wasn't afraid of the water gushing out of the hose onto the g... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:56:04 EST Keeping tabs on my exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698055 Sunday, May 18, 2014 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 16 minutes 78 calories burned <BR> Day 53 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 01:40:31 EST Hidden Object. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697084 Friday, May 16, 2014 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 58 calories burned <BR> Day 52 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> Yesterday, the Pool Boys came and drained the water off the pool cover and used leaf nets to takes off leaves and maple seeds that were in the water. It was a stinking mess. I filled the pool with a garden hose and will have to call them back to have them vacuum the pool and put in chemicals. The two male mallards were on the side of th... Sat, 17 May 2014 14:19:25 EST I have my ducks in a row. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686804 Day 51 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 20 minutes 189 calories burned <BR> Painting 10 minutes 79 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today, two of my son's friends came over to help stain the pressure-treated wood. My husband mowed the front and back yard and one of our son's friends did the trimming for him. <BR> <BR> The two male mallards were in the water on top of the pool cover and I gave them pieces of bread. They swam to within a foot of me, bu... Sat, 3 May 2014 23:38:38 EST Lemon Aid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683126 Day 50 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 11 minutes vacuuming 104 calories burned <BR> <BR> No, I didn't make a mistake in my blog title. I have found that eating a lemon a day and its juice has kept me from going up and down the scale trying to lose pounds. <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor today for the results of my blood work and urinalysis; she told me my labs were terrible. I have one month to try to make a change and then if nothing changes, I ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:47:10 EST Hard water equals hard work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679895 Thursday, April 24, 2014 <BR> Day 49 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 11 minutes 107 calories burned <BR> <BR> I looked out the window today and saw a male and female mallard duck sitting on the edge of the pool on the cover. I believe they might be the same pair that was here last year. <BR> <BR> Last night going to and from church, I saw nine deer. It is so nice to see these animals. <BR> <BR> I cleaned the tub today. That has to be one of m... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:40:33 EST Painting the pressure-treated wood around the house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677533 Monday, April 21, 2014 <BR> Day 48 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> I just wrote a blog and it disappeared. <BR> <BR> Saturday, our son pressure-washed the pool deck and a wooden deck that runs the length of our rancher. He began painting it and worked on it Sunday and Monday evening. <BR> <BR> I didn't feel well Sunday and missed church. <BR> <BR> I had to have blood work done before seeing my doctor ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:23:26 EST Wednesday, April 16, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673982 Day 47 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 30 minutes 149 calories burned Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:28:12 EST April 15th and we might get snow flurries. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672946 Monday, April 14, 2014 <BR> Day 45 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 149 calories burned 30 minutes of exercise <BR> Exercise marker for yesterday. <BR> Day 46 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 30 minutes 149 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today is April 15th and we are to have freezing temperatures tonight. I haven't planted anything and hope it doesn't freeze any flowers that are perennials. <BR> <BR... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:26:24 EST 82 degrees here today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671356 Day 44 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15 minutes 75 calories burned <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday, 13 <BR> Partly Cloudy <BR> 83 | 60 °F <BR> Partly Cloudy <BR> Chance of <BR> Precipitation 0% <BR> Monday, 14 <BR> Mostly Cloudy <BR> 76 | 62 °F <BR> Mostly Cloudy <BR> Chance of <BR> Precipitation 10% <BR> Tuesday, 15 <BR> Rain <BR> 66 | 26 °F <BR> Rain <BR> Chance of <BR> Precipi... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:07:30 EST I thank God for His blessings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670634 Day 43 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> I walked around the block two times with my husband and our dog, Princess. <BR> <BR> I finished all the spreadsheets, even to April of this year. We had our taxes done April 8th and will get a federal and state refund. My first Social Security check was deposited in our checking account. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:39:11 EST Rain, Sleet, Snow and Wind Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660374 We had snow today. The flakes were so big, they looked like someone had burst a chicken-feather pillow and the feathers were falling from the sky. If you looked higher in the sky, it looked like a swarm of bees. Some flakes were as big as quarters. <BR> <BR> We are to have temperatures in the 60's this week. None of the flowers have bloomed yet here. In the Carolinas, the daffodils have bloomed. <BR> <BR> Our power went out last night for about an hour during a thunderstorm. The news... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:58:30 EST March 23, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654960 Day 42 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> I haven't been on much because I am typing the spreadsheets for taxes. <BR> <BR> We went out for hubby's birthday and had seafood. I also applied for Social Security this month. <BR> <BR> I am very busy with the spreadsheets. Then will come Spring cleaning. I am always behind. <BR> <BR> I walked around the block with my husband and the dog this evening. The w... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:17:40 EST Icy roads in the morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651192 Day 41 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 30 minutes 149 calories burned <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight <BR> tonight to 11 am EDT Wednesday... <BR> <BR> * precipitation type... light freezing rain and freezing drizzle. <BR> <BR> * Accumulations... a few hundredths of an inch of ice. <BR> <BR> * Timing... developing overnight... and affecting the Wednesday <BR> morning commute. Temperatures will rise ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:51:18 EST My husband was off work today due to snow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650323 Day 40 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 25 minutes 124 calories burned <BR> <BR> We got three inches of snow here, but the Federal government in Washington, D. C. was closed. My husband got the day off because of that. <BR> <BR> Our son had to work. Thursday is Spring and we are going out to eat to celebrate my husband's birthday, be the Lord Willing. <BR> <BR> I caught up with the laundry today and am glad that it is put away. I am start... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:48:26 EST Marriage is fun most of the time, but the trouble is, you are married all of the time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649558 Day 39 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Sunday, March 16, 2014 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15 minutes 75 calories burned <BR> <BR> It's snowing here tonight. I wonder if we will get less snow than what was predicted. <BR> <BR> I missed church this morning. My husband was having problems and there are not two sinks in the bathroom. He went out of the house to leave and ran back in again. I left the bathroom for him to clean up when he got home from church. <BR> ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:54:21 EST Snow is being predicted for Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648115 Our daughter and her husband are moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming. She called us last night to tell us she found a job and an apartment there. <BR> <BR> Hubby is still taking penicillin, but I finished my Z-pack. I still do not feel 100%. I am trying to do one thing a day at least. My Z-pack has side effects of possible diarrhea for a month after taking it. I hope not! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know, I didn't quit Sparking. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:53:28 EST Strep Throat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640907 My husband was coughing hard when he got up to go to work. Our son woke up hearing him and we tried to talk him into calling in and going to Urgent Care. He wouldn't listen to us. <BR> <BR> Around 11 AM, he called me and asked me to call his doctor to see if he could get an appointment, he was on his way home. I didn't have the right number for the doctor, but a booklet came in the newspaper that listed all of the doctors and I was able to find the new number. Even the phone book had th... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:31:01 EST Marching forth on March 4th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639954 My husband and son had off from work yesterday due to the winter storm, Titan. We had 3.3" of snow. <BR> <BR> My husband is sick with a cough and temp of 99.9 F. I am glad he had an extra day off. He is taking over-the-counter medicine and I am hoping that my son and I stay well. <BR> <BR> I have been seeing robins or maybe it is the same robin. <BR> <BR> We set a record this morning for this date in our weather history. It was -1 degree. The high today did not reach 32 degrees. <... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 23:11:27 EST