JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog JENNEINAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gratitude June 23 2017 Number 1: My big kid is back home again. She is registered for classes for the fall and all is well. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I played a game of cribbage with my husband today. We even used new cards with a Star Wars theme. They were fun. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went to the gym this morning and the fans were already running. I enjoyed the breeze. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:18:00 EST Gratitude June 22 2017 Number 1: Thursday means I can sleep as late as I want and I did. I woke up at 8:00 and barely got out of bed before 9:00. I like that. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We tried out the new ice cream maker tonight and made dairy free ice cream. It used coconut milk and tomorrow I will get to eat it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I bought new sneakers today. The old ones were falling apart and it was time to retire them. The new ones are white and turquoise. I think they are pretty. <BR> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:44:48 EST Gratitude June 21 2017 Number 1: I ordered new protein powder this morning. I picked really awful flavors last time and it was causing problems, I got some new ones and I hope these are better. I will still get through the olde ones but at least it won't be awful all the time. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I played with a toddler today and it was fun. Blocks are a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The heat seems to be better, it wasn't as hot today. <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:22:13 EST Gratitude June 20 2017 Number 1: The cans and bottles went to the recycle place. We got 20.13 for them. That is a whole lot of cans. <BR> <BR> Number 2: While we were out we saw a stuffed Animal from the muppet show riding in a big rig truck. It made me smile, <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went out to dinner to celebrate my kids being at camp and my oldest leaving for college orientation tomorrow. I had noodles with sauce and a whole bunch of different meats. It was very good. We also had dessert. Most dessert... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:48:09 EST Gratitude June 19 2017 Number 1: There were fans at the gym. It is super hot here. The fans made the gym bearable. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My husband has the week off. We went out and looked at a couple of Japanese gardens. They were very peaceful. And there were even ducks at one. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am still enjoying the air conditioning. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:02:50 EST Gratitude June 18 2017 Number 1: My boys are safely and happily at camp tonight. They have looked forward to this for a long time. It is the highlight of their summer. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We have air conditioning. This is amazing because we are very very warm here. Like 103 next to the coast warm. Eek. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband bought a ice cream maker attachment for the kitchen aid mixer. We are going to make non dairy ice cream! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:20:17 EST Gratitude June 17 2017 Number 1: My older son is at camp tonight. He is a counselor in training. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I walked to Walmart today and got lots of steps. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Ducks flew overhead tonight while we were on our walk. They even quacked. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:10:41 EST Gratitude June 16 2017 Number 1: My trainer cancelled on me about half an hour before we were supposed to meet at the gym. I could have just not gone, but I didn't. I went anyway. I am grateful for a gym that is welcoming enough that I feel I can go without backup. <BR> <BR> Number2: I am grateful for air conditioning. It is going to be warm here this weekend and it will be very nice to be cooler. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for stories and the people who tell them. I like hearing the tales of peopl... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:02:52 EST Gratitude June 15 2017 Number 1: Today youngest son and I went to see his nutritionist. He was not excited at all. But she was nice and helpful. We have plans and goals. And go back in another two months. It should be doable. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw duckies in the creek. Little softball sized balls of fluff. The world needs more ducks and fewer unhappy people. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am reading a book about the astronaut wives. So far it is good. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:01:43 EST Gratitude June 14 2017 Number 1: I went to Santa Cruz today and explored the beach boardwalk. It was fun. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the gym this morning. The trainer really gets tense muscles. That is good because I sure have some. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Ice packs are helping my ankle. Too much walking and too many stairs. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:42:41 EST Gratitude June 13 2017 Number 1: Tonight we went out to dinner to celebrate the job transfer that we have worked on for too long. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw the movie The Mummy today. It was okay. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I played chess this morning. It was good. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:20:27 EST Gratitude June 12 2017 Number 1: The job situation is stable. Husband will have a job after Friday! Wahoooo! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the gym this morning and it was good. Still working on balance stuff. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I walked a lot today. It was good but tiring. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:06:29 EST Gratitude June 11 2017 Number 1: I got to sleep in again. It was still wonderful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I played my younger son's game today. He was very happy. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went for a walk this morning and caught Pokémon. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:30:24 EST Gratitude June 10 2017 Number 1: Sleep is a wonderful thing. I slept in this morning and it was amazing. <BR> <BR> Number2: Today was the end of year music recital. Older son played a variation on Greensleeves and the two of us played a duet. We sounded pretty good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My team won their baseball game! Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:05:45 EST Gratitude June 9 2017 Number 1: I am grateful for Charles at the gym who helps me get stronger and fitter. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am grateful for Josh, my older son's counselor, who helps my son be a better person. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for baseball for making me smile when I am tired, Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:48:41 EST Gratitude June 8 2017 Number 1: I met a duck in the creek today. He was loud and quacky. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made banana muffins today. Mostly they are gone. We will see if people like them enough to make more. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I slept in and it was very nice. There was nothing on my calendar today and that was very nice too. <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:43:19 EST Gratitude June 7 2017 Number 1: I went for a walk again today and it was still very nice. My husband had a dental appointment so I didn't get to the gym. The walk was enough. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched several episodes of Royal Pains today. It is my guilty pleasure show. There is very little that is educational or challenging about the show, but it is super funny and I like it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The cleaning ladies came today and the house is much cleaner now. So much less dust. The flooring guys t... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 00:25:09 EST Gratitude June 6 2017 Number 1: I saw Wonder Woman today. It was a good movie. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk. A long walk. It was very very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball is happening. My team isn't winning, but it is a good game. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:49:49 EST Gratitude June 5 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym. I got sweaty and tired. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the final music lesson of the year. Recital on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I still love my new floor. It is so bright and clean. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:53:48 EST Gratitude June 4 2017 Number 1: I slept until 8:00 am. It was amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw big ducks and little puffs of duckies in the creek. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I moved lots of stuff back into the living room. Still working on it. <BR> Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:55:39 EST Gratitude June 3 2017 Number 1: We have floor. We haven't moved back into the space, but the floor is there and the stuff will wait until morning. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The weather was pretty nice today. Cool and not rainy. <BR> <BR> Number 3. I got a ton of steps from moving stuff around. <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jun 2017 01:46:36 EST Gratitude June 2 2017 Number 1: We have progress on the new floor. We are without the old floor! The new floor is installed tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Husband's job situation has stabilized. The transfer should go through next week and that is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. It was exciting. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 01:09:33 EST Gratitude June 1 2017 Number 1: I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 today. It was a good movie. Made me cry. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Daughter hasn't been called to do jury duty yet and tomorrow is the last day. We are hopeful that she won't have to go in at all. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Unexpectedly we are getting flooring installed tomorrow. It was scheduled for about two weeks from now. They will be here Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But then we get half the kitchen back and new floor. I like this. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 01:18:49 EST Gratitude may 31 2017 Number 1: I got to the gym this morning. I came home tired and sweaty. This is good. I am grateful to have the chance to get stronger. Feet that work and a body that tries to do the right things. I am happy. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My boys went biking this morning. This is good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My daughter did not have to go to jury duty today. This is good too. Hopefully she will not have to go in on Thursday or Friday either. <BR> <BR> Number 4: it looks like the job s... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 01:08:21 EST Gratitude may 30 2017 Number 1: My older son is doing well with his retainers. My younger son is too but will need braces again to deal with some teeth that are rotated and need to be turned. Younger is waiting for a baby tooth to come out before we can start. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My parents headed back to Arizona today. I hope they arrive safely. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Daughter is still waiting about jury duty. She gets to check the website tomorrow at 11. I am hoping se doesn't have to go in. Wed, 31 May 2017 00:15:27 EST Gratitude may 29 2017 Number 1: All the baseball today! I watched my team win on tv and saw a game in person today. Yippee! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I talked to my parents this afternoon and I expressed that I would like to get some of my dad's Hawaiian shirts someday. Well, that someday is going to be for thanksgiving this year. I am a lucky person. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I totally ignored the diet today and that is okay. Tomorrow I will start again and be back with the plan. My parents visit once a year. We ... Tue, 30 May 2017 01:59:23 EST Gratitude may 28 2017 Number 1: I slept in. I am grateful for blankets and pillows and a warm bed to be in. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am grateful for strawberries. They are in season and we ate a whole bunch of them today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for baseball and fireworks and people having a good day. Mon, 29 May 2017 01:14:14 EST Gratitude may 27 2017 Number 1: Today I walked to the creek and found little puff balls of ducky fluffiness. There were six of them and they were very very cute. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My parents have a protective plastic on their car where the glass was broken. Dad says it is loud but much better than nothing. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We ate at the Mongolian barbecue place tonight. I had veggies and meat and some noodles. I didn't eat the fried strips. Small steps. Sun, 28 May 2017 02:00:55 EST Gratitude may 26 2017 Number 1: My parents are safely at our house for the long weekend. They are fine. Their car is not. They stopped to eat and relax for a while and someone broke a window and took some of their stuff. Sad. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Despite all the crazy, I stuck to my calorie and macro numbers. This is amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband got a haircut yesterday. I was so tired and stressed that I didn't notice until tonight. Oops. I like the short hair. Sat, 27 May 2017 02:01:35 EST Gratitude may 25 2017 Number 1: I went for my walk and got to ten thousand steps. I caught Pokémon too. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I found my list of vocabulary words to learn and even made some cars. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I have a package coming tomorrow and I don't know what it is. My husband says it is from a kick starter from over a year ago. I hope I like it, Fri, 26 May 2017 01:43:41 EST Gratitude may 24 2017 Number 1: Older son is done with classes for the semester. He is happily playing video games far into the night tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Younger son and I walked to Walmart today even though it was later than usual. He likes pineapple and they sell it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The weather today was cooler than before and that was nice. Thu, 25 May 2017 01:19:58 EST Gratitude may 23 2017 Number 1: The weather was nice and the ducks flew overhead. <BR> <BR> Number 2: A new book about hippos in America came out. It is science fiction. I am enjoying it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball is happening and I am liking it. Two players on my team collided and got hurt. I hope they are okay. Wed, 24 May 2017 01:30:02 EST Gratitude may 22 2017 Number 1: Youngest and I walked to the grocery store this morning. We came home with a container of pineapple. A good trip. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Middle child and I went to music lessons this afternoon. We are improving which is good because recital day is coming. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I stuck to my food plan for the day. I don't know that it is realistic to do every day, but I need to start somewhere, Tue, 23 May 2017 00:30:41 EST Gratitude may 21 2017 Number 1: I went on a walk early this morning and that was good because it got very warm later in the day. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I turned on my muisc and am relaxing instead of trying to get more done. This is good for everything. <BR> <BR> Number 3: School is almost over for the kids and that will be nice for me too. Mon, 22 May 2017 00:42:32 EST Gratitude may 20 2017 Number 1: It was the last day of Japanese school today. It was good and bad. I am happy and sad. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk with my husband. It was nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I caught Pokémon. Especially Slugma. I like slugma. Sun, 21 May 2017 00:26:48 EST Gratitude may 19 2017 Number 1: I got to all the places I needed to go today. There were too many of them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made the cookies for the potluck tomorrow. And I didn't eat any of them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We know when the floor will be installed. It is about a month away, but at least we know, Sat, 20 May 2017 01:41:42 EST Gratitude may 18 2017 Number 1: Raspberries are yummy. The store didn't have them last time we went but today they did. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Older son finished his Spanish class video project and turned it in. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened and it was good too. Fri, 19 May 2017 01:38:51 EST Gratitude may 17 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. Balance is still a big issue. Working on it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Youngest and I saw ducks on our walk. They were flying but we saw them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. Afternoon game so I can sleep on time! Thu, 18 May 2017 01:00:10 EST Gratitude may 16 2017 Number 1: My daughter showed me a video of some little duckies going up a ramp. They were super cute. <BR> <BR> Number 2: It was cool and even a bit cold today. It was much nicer than the hot from a couple of weeks ago, <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball is still good, Wed, 17 May 2017 00:38:11 EST Gratitude may 15 2017 Number 1: Today is my wedding anniversary. We have been married for 24 years. I love him soooo much. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the gym today. I got to bench press for the first time in a very very long time. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The weather was nice today. Cool and not rainy. I like that. Tue, 16 May 2017 00:20:25 EST Gratitude may 14 2017 Number 1: I took a very long walk this morning with my husband. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I survived the day. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. Mon, 15 May 2017 00:49:24 EST Gratitude may 13 2107 Number 1: There were duckies in the creek today. I saw a momma duck and about six little peepers following behind. They were adorable, <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today was the second to last day of Japanese school for the year. Part of me s happy for the break and part of me will miss it, <BR> <BR> Number 3: The floor arrived today. It is still in boxes and is waiting a few days for installation. Hopefully by the end of the week. Sun, 14 May 2017 00:38:56 EST Gratitude may 12 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym. I did stuff so that I got really sweaty and tired. I will sleep well tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I survived my teenagers today. All three of them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball went well. I got out my Christmas present jersey and wore it. I hope my team apprieciates it. Fri, 12 May 2017 23:49:59 EST Gratitude may 11 2017 Number 1: it was bike to work day so my husband biked to work. He got to and from work safely. <BR> <BR> Number 2: raspberry muffins taste good even the next day. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. My team lost but they tried a ninth inning rally that was fun to watch. Fri, 12 May 2017 01:16:11 EST Gratitude may 10 2017 Number 1: Thirteen years ago today my youngest child was born. He is a happy crazy child and I love him very much. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball happened. Good things mostly. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got to the gym this morning. I tried some of the balance exercises. My balance is horrible. It will get better, but right now it is bad. Thu, 11 May 2017 01:15:14 EST Gratitude may 9 2017 Number 1: I won a chess game today. A real one, against a real opponent that was trying to win. A happy thing for me. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The pollen is going down. I am not quite so sniffly. I like this too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am mostly ready for my youngest birthday tomorrow. Mostly. Wed, 10 May 2017 01:03:31 EST Gratitude may 8 2017 Number 1: sudafed is wonderful and horrible. It makes my nose stop being stuffy but it keeps me awake. So tired, but at least I can breathe. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I colored some minions in my minion coloring book. I made pink and green and purple and yellow minions. Diversity. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Music lessons happened. We need to work on our pieces before the recital. Tue, 9 May 2017 01:02:43 EST Gratitude may 7 2017 Number 1: I slept in. It was amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Husband and I went for a walk this afternoon. It was really nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for tea and allergy meds. The trees are pollinating and my eyes itch. Mon, 8 May 2017 01:08:47 EST Gratitude may 6 2017 Number 1: My husband is home! <BR> <BR> Number 2: The weather is much nicer. Much cooler. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I caught a new Pokémon today. Sun, 7 May 2017 00:36:30 EST Gratitude may 5 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. We did all sorts of balance things. Challenging. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Youngest and I have been doing Story a Day May and writing at least a little bit of a story every day. We finished the first five days. Good for us! <BR> <BR> Number 3: The heat wave has broken. It looks like it may even rain tomorrow. I think it is time for banana bread. Sat, 6 May 2017 01:52:15 EST