JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog JENNEINAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gratitude July 30 2016 Number 1: I am home. The laundry that my husband and I created over the last two weeks is washed dried and put away. Home is wonderful <BR> <BR> Number 2: My boys are home too! Their flight got in this evening and they are home. They have lots of adventures to tell us about and want to go back next year. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went grocery shopping and I bought veggies. I am no longer at the mercy of someone else when it comes to green things. I can make them myself. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 01:13:27 EST Gratitude July 29 2016 Number 1: I went to a place called Super Gyro for lunch. I was wearing my Incredibles shirt so I thought that maybe that was where super heroes should go. It was yummy. I even got a salad. That was yummy too. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Tonight was the last night of our amazing California League Baseball adventure. We have now seen and watched baseball in all ten of the California League parks. And I have mascot pictures for all of them. I will try to figure our getting them into a place yo... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:10:38 EST Gratitude July 28 2016 Number 1: This morning for breakfast I had an omelette that had broccoli and spinach and onions and tomatoes. It was very good. I got veggies early! <BR> <BR> Number 2: We safely made it to Modesto. We saw the Modesto Nuts play the San Jose Giants and the Giants won. I don't mind if these Giants win. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am truly grateful for sunblock and for sunblock being effective. It was 111 out there today and that is super hot. I drank lots of water and that is good. I ho... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:28:13 EST Gratitude July 27 2016 Number 1: The bathrooms at tonight's baseball game were air conditioned. This was good because it was 108 at the start of the game. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Visalia has a surprisingly happening night life. I am not involved in it but there were people outside in downtown at 9:30 at night. We went past them on the way home. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The waitress at lunch gave us our drinks in to go cups and refilled them right before we left. She was very thoughtful. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:54:25 EST Gratitude July 26 2016 Number 1: I ate food for lunch that required a knife and fork. Not a hamburger. Not a hot dog. Real food. It was a Cuban chicken and rice dish. It was yummy. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball happened. I met Wooly Bully tonight. He was a bull. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went to an airplane museum this morning and saw airplanes. Including one that used to be flown with the Blue Angels. It was pretty. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 02:23:33 EST Gratitude July 25 2016 Number 1: Veggie that were not tomato or potato were eaten. Yummy! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I ate a dodger dog. It was at their minor league affiliate, but it was still a dodger dog. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We saw a big league dodger! Kike Hernandez played tonight. He is recovering from something keeping him off the big league roster, but it was still good to see. <BR> <BR> (The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes won tonight, 12-1. Kike did get a hit, but it was a single. Another player hit two home ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 02:15:36 EST Gratitude July 24 2016 Number 1: I have been on vacation for a whole week. It has been amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The Dodgers won and the Giants lost today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We will be in the same sleeping room for three nights. No check in and check out to worry about. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:15:30 EST Gratitude July 23 201 Number 1: We watched baseball tonight. The Lancaster Jethawks beat the High Desert Mavericks. The game was good and I got my picture with Kaboom, the mascot. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We are well away from the fire currently raging in Southern California, we got ash on us watching the game, but we were totally safe. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got steps today, but nothing like the past few. Only about four and a half miles, 12000 steps or so. I think I will still sleep well. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:12:44 EST Gratitude July 23 2016 Number 1: Tsum Tsum are super cute and I added six to my collection. I got three ghosts from the Haunted Mansion and a pirate, a parrot, and a skeleton from the Pirates of the Caribbean. My husband is a wonderland guy because he saw me looking fondly at them and decided that they needed to come home with us. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am grateful for sunblock. We were outside in 90+ degree weather today and I think I didn't turn into a lobster. This is really good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We w... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 01:38:35 EST Gratitude July 21 2016 Number 1: Hyperspace Mountain was a very cool ride. We rode it twice today. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I managed to not make myself sick by eating something with milk in it. And I ate normal food from the menu. <BR> <BR> Number 3: So many steps. We walked lots today. Lots and lots and lots. Nine and a half miles, 27056 steps. Eek! Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:56:33 EST Gratitude July 20 2016 Number 1: The camps that my kids are attending have blogs. Today I finally saw a picture of my youngest child. The bigger ones were in pictures from the first day. He was being hard to find. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We had a relatively short drive today only about two hours. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went to eat at a place and it had a buffet with veggies that I could eat. Not only that it had berry crumble and I could eat that too! <BR> <BR> Number 4: We caught lots of Pokemon. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:32:57 EST Gratitude July 19 2016 Number 1: there were strawberries at breakfast. They were yummy! <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball happened. We saw a new ballpark. This one was much prettier than yesterday's. I got a t shirt at the game too! <BR> <BR> Number 3: We got a call from Minnesota today, but it was a good thing. There is a research study about learning a foreign language that they want to use my daughter in. It is a good thing, we said yes. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:28:19 EST Gratitude July 18 2016 Number 1: The kids are safely at their camps. All three kids at three different camps. All doing fine, <BR> <BR> Number 2: Husband and I started our Southern California baseball vacation. We saw our first game tonight in Bakersfield. The Visalia Rawhide won 2-0. The Bakerfield Blaze tried to rally but didn't quite get there. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I think I love air conditioning. The California Central Valley is hot. It was 97 degrees outside today. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 02:05:51 EST Gratitude July 17 2016 Number 1: My kids are safely in Minnesota tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got some veggies for dinner. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I have a new time to meet with a trainer in the morning. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:01:31 EST Gratitude July 16 2016 Number 1: Sleep. I woke up at 8:00 and it was wonderful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: There was baseball. Lots of innings. Not enough runs. But baseball happened. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Much packing. The kids are almost ready to go to camp. They are excited and nervous. So am I. <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 02:16:49 EST Gratitude July 15 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. This is the best thing ever. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Older son and I went to the mall so he could try out the new virtual reality simulator at the Microsoft store. He said it was amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I picked up my new glasses. They are so clear. I can really truly see through them. My old ones are scratched and foggy but the new ones are clean and see through. I like being able to see. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Baseball is back! The Giant... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 02:06:58 EST Gratitude July 14 2016 Number 1: Today I got my youngest to swim team. It has been a crazy week. This is a real accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I found out there is a new season of Criminal Minds that I haven't seen. Season 11 here I come. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went for a walk this morning and caught some Pokemon. It was good. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:19:50 EST Gratitude July 13 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The cleaning ladies came. Windows that haven't been cleaned in a very long time are clean now. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I walked lots of steps. I caught several Pokemon too. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Tomorrow I can sleep until 7:30! <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 02:03:20 EST Gratitude July 12 2016 Number 1: Bonus teenagers in the house this afternoon. They had fun. Then they went home. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Pizza was eaten by the bonus teenagers. They liked it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The All Star Game happened. My guys lost but it was fun to watch. <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:09:07 EST Gratitude July 11 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. Box jumps are not fun but they are good for me. <BR> <BR> Number 2: More Pokemon were caught. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Daughter got a hole in her tooth fixed. Life isn't playing nice when the tooth starts out with the hole! <BR> <BR> Number 4: The home run derby happened. It was fun to watch. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:14:05 EST Gratitude July 10 2016 Number 1: I got to sleep in until 7:30. It was very very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the Obon Festival in Japan town and had a great time catching Pokemon everywhere. There were lots of people and lots of Pokemon. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am feeling happy. I don't exactly know why, but I really like it. Happy is really nice and much better than sad or scared or worried. I wish I knew why because I would keep doing whatever it is. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:52:04 EST Gratitude July 9 2016 Number 1: Pokemon Go has entered our house. That means my older son, the one that loves computers more than anything, has been outside walking today. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball happened. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We saw fireworks and caught lots of Pokemon. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:48:44 EST Gratitude July 8 2016 Number 1: It was a cyst. Just like last year. No need to worry. No need to stress. Grateful for healthy me. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got to the gym this morning and lifted heavy things and generally had a good time. I have a plan for after my trainer moves to Texas. I get a new trainer. The time changes slightly and that is okay, I get a little more sleep. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am watching the Dodgers play baseball tonight. It is being a slugfest. The score is currently 10-6! If ... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 01:36:37 EST Gratitude July 7 2016 Number 1: It was Thursday. I walked to see the ducks this morning and we found two of them happily in the creek. Happy ducks are good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: A new phone game came out today. It involves lots of walking to catch Pokemon in the real world. The game is okay. Getting my kids to walk all over to catch Pokemon is amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I emptied the recycle bin and the trash can again this morning. It is still working. <BR> <BR> (Not a thing I am grateful for, but a ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 01:05:52 EST Gratitude July 6 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym today. That is always good for a smile. I love the feeling of being strong. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got to stay home today. Some times it is necessary to just rest. Today I had the pleasure of resting and it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My new plan of taking out the trash and recycle every morning is working. This way I don't get upset when other people don't see that the can is full. I just do it after I unload the dishwasher and before I eat breakfast. Thu, 7 Jul 2016 00:49:44 EST Gratitude July 5 2016 Number 1: It was an amazing day. No loud noises. No people wanting me to do anything. It was just calm. I like calm! <BR> <BR> Number 2: The car went to get its maintenance today. They found lots of stuff that needed help. Today I am grateful that we had the money to fix it all. The brakes now work properly. The steering works properly. All the car works properly. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Day two of food tracking is working. I am happier and that is wonderful. No mor... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 01:27:06 EST Gratitude July 4 2016 Number 1: We saw pretty fireworks. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We are out of the parking lot. It took about an hour. I could have walked home in less time. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Older son and I went biking this morning. It was good. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 02:23:28 EST Gratitude July 3 2016 Number 1: Today I was grateful that my oldest can drive herself to her appointment on Sunday mornings and neither my husband or I have to be awake and presentable at any time before 10. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today my husband walked with me to find the ducks. And we did find the ducks! There were a pair of them hiding under a tree. I think they are like my husband and I, truly a pair. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Tonight we went to birthday dinner at a hamburger place called Islands. I ... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 01:01:19 EST Gratitude July 2 2016 Number 1: Sleep is wonderful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I walked to the creek. No ducks but plenty of steps. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. The Dodgers won. Some other teams had spectacularly bad days. One team lost 21-2 ouch! <BR> <BR> (Cleans are moving the barbell from the ground to shoulders. Snatches are from ground to overhead. So much fun!) Sun, 3 Jul 2016 01:52:00 EST Gratitude July 1 2016 Number 1: The gym was good this morning. I did deadlifts and cleans and snatches. It was all good. (Light weights for all, no danger of hurting my back.) <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball happened. The Dodgers won. So did the Padres. I like that. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Pizza saved the day for dinner. I love being able to walk into Little Ceasers and walk out with pizza. So easy. I can't eat it but everyone else can and that is enough. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 02:02:17 EST Gratitude June 30 2016 Number 1: Happy birthday to my husband! We celebrated by eating slightly burned pancakes made by older son and bacon cooked by daughter. It was a good time. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the dentist today and all was well. <BR> <BR> When I came home from the dentist I was told that the kids had set the toaster on fire and clogged a toilet. The fire was out long before I got home and I unclogged the toilet, but still... Excitement... <BR> <BR> Number 3: I looked for the ducks but did... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:57:18 EST Gratitude june 29 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym. It was good. And best of all, nothing hurts. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Youngest went to a birthday party and had a good time. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Cleaning people came today and they are amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I watched baseball. My team lost, but it was baseball. And baseball is good. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:33:51 EST Gratitude June 28 2016 Number 1: I went biking this morning. We even saw a duck. Woot! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I took the kids to the dentist and we got out of there in record time. It was so nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won tonight and the newbie pitcher got his very first hit in the big leagues. He was very happy. I was happy for him. An outfielder ran into the wall catching a fly ball and hurt his shoulder. I hope his shoulder isn't hurt too bad. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I get to go to the gym to... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:49:03 EST Gratitude June 27 2016 Number 1: I slept in this morning instead of going to the gym. Normally this would be really bad, but today my back hurt and I needed the sleep. Score one for taking care of yourself when you have the chance. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Older son went to the orthodontist. It was pretty normal. He now has green and yellow bands on the bottom and blue on the top. Decorator teeth! <BR> <BR> Number 3: Youngest got to go swimming today. No swimming at camp and he missed the water. Happy boy. <... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:02:54 EST Gratitude June 26 2016 Number 1: I survived today's swim meet. I was there at 6:00 am and left at 4:00 pm. For the great majority of that time I was walking or standing. I am tired. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My husband and younger son are both feeling better today. Neither moved very far today but tomorrow will be better. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The parking space in front of our house didn't have a car in it! This means that I could put the trash can where it is easiest to get to. Woot! <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:05:11 EST Gratitude June 25 2016 Number 1: My boys are home from camp. My youngest seems to have picked up a cold, but he is home. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The rental car that we had for the week is back at the rental car place where it belongs. It was nice for a while but it needed to go home. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched the Dodgers loose, again. Sigh. I am glad there is baseball to watch but I would like to watch my team win! Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:19:06 EST Gratitude June 24 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym and went biking. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We went to the recycle place and returned all the cans that have accumulated. We got a little over fourteen dollars. That is a lot of cans, <BR> <BR> Number 3: I now have a little more clue about running the snack bar at the swim meet. I saw set up this evening and it was good. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:42:04 EST Gratitude June 23 2016 Number 1: Today I walked to the creek. Twice. I looked for the ducks both times but I didn't see any. Maybe they went to the fair? <BR> <BR> Number 2: I tried a new place for late lunch/early dinner tonight. It was called Halal Guys. Yummy! <BR> <BR> Number 3: Daughter went out to interesting places again. She had fun. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Today was a travel day for the Dodgers so no baseball to watch, but that makes me even more ready for baseball tomorrow. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:33:40 EST Gratitude June 22 2016 Number 1: My daughter drove herself across the Golden Gate Bridge today to go see the bay. She had a good time and enjoyed the car ride and the bay. And she is safely home again. <BR> <BR> Number 2: when I got to the car this morning and turned the key, nothing happened. The battery was dead. The good news was we had a rental car this week and my husband drove me to the gym and dropped me off. Then he went home and called AAA. They came out super speedy and replaced the battery! So ... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:14:36 EST Gratitude June 21 2016 Number 1: I went biking to a new place today. That means I didn't see the ducks but I did see two new parks and had a good time. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made Brussels sprouts. I ate them too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won. In an eighth inning miracle, they came from behind to take the lead and eventually win. <BR> <BR> Number 4: My boys are still at camp and still doing okay. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:14:16 EST Gratitude June 20 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I biked, too. I saw seagulls and bluejays, but no ducks. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I moved up a level in WaniKani, that is the Japanese kanji learning app I use. I am level 9 now! <BR> <BR> Number 4: My boys are happily at camp and I didn't get any phone calls. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 5: tomorrow I get to sleep in Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:33:42 EST Gratitude June 19 2016 Number 1: My boys and a bonus guest made it safely to camp today. We will go pick them all up on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw waves today and the bay. We even went over the Golden Gate Bridge. It was pretty and awfully high up. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won. There were even cute pictures of big leaguers with their little people. <BR> <BR> Number 4; Tomorrow I go grocery shopping. Time for more veggies. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:05:20 EST Gratitude June 18 2016 Number 1: sleep. It is amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Ducks. They are amazing too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: baseball. It is going well for the Dodgers tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Brussels sprouts. I made some. Ate them too. <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:06:27 EST Gratitude June 17 2016 Number 1: I lifted heavy things. I really like being strong. I even like being strong better than being skinny. The great big world doesn't agree with me, but strong is so much more fun. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My husband bought jelly beans. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers are losing in the eighth inning. I still like watching though. Baseball is the game of champions. At least for me. <BR> <BR> (All the talk this morning in the gym was basketball. They love their basketball. I am l... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:44:11 EST Gratitude June 16 2016 Number 1: Sleep is an amazing thing. I should do more of it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball is still fun to watch. Even when the lose. Again. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The ducks were back. The teenagers hanging out under the bridge. I wonder if all teenagers are like that... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 01:50:39 EST Gratitude June 15 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. I did lots of time on the rowing machine. That is kind of unusual but it worked today. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched a baseball game on tv this afternoon. My Dodgers won. It was a happy thing. The pitcher that was injured yesterday is doing much better and it looks like he only bruised his leg and didn't break it. This is good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: my house is cleaner than it was before, I also found out that my cleaning lady is from Southern Califo... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:24:15 EST Gratitude June 14 2016 Number 1: I slept until 7:15 this morning. It was amazing! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I have been working on some songs on recorder. I am trying to play Edelweiss and the Lonely Goatherd both from The Sound of Music. I am slowly getting better. Today I tried to play The Ballad of Davy Crockett. It was a work in progress too. It is kind of fun to work on the songs without the pressure of lessons and recitals. I know my teacher would help with the hard parts and it would go faster but less s... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:14:53 EST Gratitude June 13 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym. It was totally amazing. I lifted heavy things. I carried heavy things. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got to the park and visited with my friends. That was good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Ducks were seen. Not many, but they were there. <BR> <BR> Good thoughts would be appreciated for the online math teacher that my daughter is taking her PreCalc from. He is in the hospital with viral meningitis. I understand why he is not returning homework! <BR> <BR... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:04:46 EST Gratitude June 12 2016 Number 1: My husband is HOME! I finally slept well and he is still home. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk today and found two ducks hiding under the bridge. We saw a hawk fly overhead but I think the hawk was looking for something smaller than the ducks. <BR> <BR> Number 3: There was good baseball tonight. My dodgers lost, but still it was good baseball. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I ate a salad. I still don't like it but I did eat it. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:26:02 EST Gratitude June 11 2016 Number 1: Husband is HOME! <BR> <BR> Number 2: My daughter is safely home tonight too. There were some issues with her get together last night. It all worked out, but it was stressful. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I can sleep in tomorrow. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 01:33:02 EST