JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog JENNEINAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gratitude January 16 2017 Number 1: I took a nap this afternoon and it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went on rides with my husband today. We got pictures taken with various characters too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I finally finally got some veggies. It has been too long. <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:23:55 EST Gratitude January 15 2017 Number 1: My husband and daughter did a half marathon today. They both finished and did a great job. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My sons and I cheered and said congratulations. Everyone is tired. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We saw fireworks tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Everyone is going to sleep well tonight. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:41:30 EST Gratitude January 14 2017 Number 1: My husband and daughter completed the 10k this morning. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My sons and I explored the park. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Another race is happening tomorrow and we are exploring more too. <BR> <BR> And we saw so many ducks! Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:41:24 EST Gratitude January 13 2017 Number 1: I saw peacocks and peahens today! They looked like the amazing proud birds that they are. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw three, yes really, three falcons today. They were sitting on a fence, a tree, and a light pole. They were stunning birds. Truly hunters of the air. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I saw snow and a rainbow but not at the same time. I would never have thought that driving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles would involve snow, but it did. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:05:53 EST Gratitude January 12 2017 Number 1: My plumbing is fixed. My electrical is fixed. My stucco is fixed. My concrete deck is fixed. It is all fixed. It started with a frustrated call this morning and ended up with a personal call from the top manager, a visit from his next guy down, and three other different workers at my house today. All this to say... it is fixed. Everything but the final inspection is done. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw my physical therapist today. He is happy the brace is making the pain go a... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:47:39 EST Gratitude January 11 2017 Number 1: I saw blue sky today. The sun came out and blue sky peeked through. After several days of rain, including today, this was a very welcome sight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The hole in the house has been repaired. It still needs stucco and the electrical still needs to be fixed, but we are a little closer to done. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I practiced recorder today. I am getting better. Slowly. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:57:37 EST Gratitude January 10 2017 Number 1: We have the car back. It has been at the dealership since last Monday. I am very glad to have it home again. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Older son got his braces removed this morning. He is happy that they worked and happy to have them off. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The rain is still here. This is good for the drought. Bad for me personally, but the state needs rain so I will get over it. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:50:37 EST Gratitude January 9 2017 Number 1: The trench in the back yard has been filled in. We are closer to being done. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Music lessons went well. Or at least well-ish today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I ate my veggies. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:24:50 EST Gratitude January 8 2017 Number 1: I found some old pictures of my kids today. They look so little. It was good to remember when they were cute little kids and not the surly teenagers they are now. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I mostly stayed out of the rain today. The rain was good but it is very wet out there. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for my husband that noticed when I started limping on the bad ankle and decided to stop. I hadn't noticed, but he takes good care of me. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 01:24:17 EST Gratitude January 7 2017 Number 1: It was New Year Celebration Day at Japanese school today. We played games. We did calligraphy. We ate the traditional mochi soup. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: It rained and it rained. We are officially under a flash flood watch. The skiers are happy and the drought watchers are happy. I hope we see blue sky for a little while tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Tomorrow I get to sleep in. I don't know how I will get my steps in, but I won't do them super early. Sat, 7 Jan 2017 23:57:40 EST Gratitude January 6 2017 Number 1: The sun came out today. I was expecting more rain, but it didn't happen. Happy sunshine! <BR> <BR> Number 2: We finally found out when the car will be fixed. Tuesday. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got my stuff for me done today. A little of all the things that I like to do. Sat, 7 Jan 2017 00:10:27 EST Gratitude January 5 2017 Number 1: I figured out why I can't catch Pokémon and listen to music while waking. The phone doesn't multitask well. I guess we are more similar than I thought. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The sun came out today and it didn't rain. The rain is good for everything except my mood. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My older son's cold is getting better. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 01:11:20 EST Gratitude January 4 2017 Number 1: I went for a walk today and found four ducks in the creek and one that flew overhead as I walked by. I don't know why the ducks make me happy but they do. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The house is clean. Vacuuming got done. Bathrooms are clean. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The cold medicine I gave my older son seems to have helped. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 01:14:42 EST Gratitude January 3 2017 Number 1: The plumbing passed its inspection this morning. This means we are much closer to done. Hooray! <BR> <BR> Number 2: We saw the movie Sing today. It was barely okay. The animation was pretty. The songs were alright. The plot was lacking. So lacking that it didn't even exist. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I saw ducks in the creek today. They liked the rain. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:34:15 EST Gratitude January 2 2017 Number 1: I went for a walk today. It was really nice. Pokémon caught. Ducks spotted. All around a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I met with some friends this afternoon and it was good too. We talked about kids and life and all the things. The kids got to talk to each other too. That was really nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Music lessons happened today and I remembered all the things I needed to do. I am still a beginner but I remembered my music bag and the check and to get there o... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:05:49 EST Gratitude January 1 2017 Number 1: It is a new year and I have a new calendar on the wall. This year each month I get a new picture of ... Goats in Trees. Yep, I get to see a picture of a goat that has climbed into a tree. It made me smile. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a long walk this morning and it was very very nice. I haven't done that since September and maybe longer than that. I got lots of steps and lots of Pokémon. I even saw a whole bunch of ducks. All around a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 3: ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 00:48:15 EST Gratitude December 31 2016 Number 1: I have new sneakers. They were even on sale. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The lego castle that was started on Christmas Day is done. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I get to sleep in in the morning. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:34:43 EST Gratitude December 30 2016 Number 1: The lego castle is finished. It was started on December 25. Big castle. Loads of fun to build. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw my physical therapist today. He is not happy with a particular tendon in my ankle. It is strained and no one knows exactly why. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went for a walk very slowly. I found the ducks in the creek. They quacked and splashed. I like them soooo much. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:39:29 EST Gratitude December 29 2016 Number 1: The ducks were out and quacking today. We saw at least six of them and we went past the creek twice. The carefree life of ducks! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am doing well at getting stuff done. I am getting my Japanese and recorder and chess game in. I haven't been this successful in a long long time. It is good to feel good about life. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My daughter ate a vegetable today. By her own choice. She got a phone for Christmas and it had some sort of health trackin... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:49:24 EST Gratitude December 28 2016 Number 1: I slept in this morning and it was grand. I got to wake up when I was ready to. Amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got out my coloring books again and they were as great today as they were yesterday. I still like the crayons and I am enjoying Moana and the Fantastic Beasts coloring book too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I caught Pokémon and I got lots of walking in. A double bonus. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:03:31 EST Gratitude December 27 2016 Number 1: Ducks! There were ducks in the creek today. I know I talk about the ducks often, but that is because they give me great happiness just by being there. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Coloring books! I received some coloring books and crayons for Christmas. I have been enjoying coloring my pictures. Today I colored Moana and Pua (the pig). I am not sure why I am enjoying it so much, but I am. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My daughter is safely at a party tonight. She is spending the night and ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:51:52 EST Gratitude December 26 2016 Number 1: The ducks were in the creek today and being quacky and happy. I was happy to see them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I colored a picture of Moana and one of a turtle and even one of Moana's father today. It was amazing how much fun it was. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched my new DVD today. It was good. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:50:31 EST Gratitude December 25 2016 Number 1: My family is together and healthy and mostly happy. It was a good day. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk and found a bunch of ducks in the creek. It was cold and the ducks like that weather. If I have the right clothing then I like it too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Coloring books and crayons, socks and a sleeping shirt, and a new DVD and cd. I had a really good bunch of presents today. My family knows how to pick presents for me! Sun, 25 Dec 2016 23:56:48 EST Gratitude December 24 2016 Number 1: The rain stopped and the sun came out. While out on my walk I found ducks. I think they were happier than we were. It was cold out there. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We watched my all time favorite Christmas special. The ''twas the night before Christmas with the mice in it. My family bought it for me several years ago and we bring it out at this time of year. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We made Christmas Eve dinner. It was turkey and stuffing and potatoes and Brussels sprouts. And then... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 01:29:52 EST Gratitude December 23 2016 Number 1: We found the chirping smoke detector! It no longer chirps <BR> <BR> Number 2: We saw the new Star Wars movie today. The ending was sad. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We got the pizza tonight and I got some wings. Amazingly enough I made the wings meet my macros. At least they have lots of protein. Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:44:53 EST Gratitude December 22 2016 Number 1: I got older son to his appointment at 9:00 am this morning. I was there. He was there. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I found the ducks this morning. They are enjoying the creek and its high levels of water. I am enjoying the ducks. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We watche the Muppet Christmas Carol tonight. It was cute. I am reminded that the story is not a children's book and is actually quite scary. Charles Dickens did not write for kids. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:50:46 EST Gratitude December 21 2016 Number 1: Physical therapy went well this morning. My ankle really is doing better. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My eating has been getting better too. I worked hard at remembering that food is fuel today. It was a rough afternoon but I got through it with lots of tea and lots of remembering. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The cleaning ladies came today. My house smells of cleaning supplies. It will get better. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:43:21 EST Gratitude December 20 2016 Number 1: We got haircuts today. Between my broken ankle and the kids' crazy schedules it has been a long time. But we finally got it done. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I ate sweet potatoes and veggies and meat today for lunch and dinner. This works! <BR> <BR> Number 3: There were geese flying overhead when I went for my walk. They made geese noises. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:55:11 EST Gratitude December 19 2016 Number 1: I went to see Moana today. It was an amazing movie. I enjoyed it very much. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched a couple of episodes of Bones this afternoon. It is a good way for me to relax a bit. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am working on redefining my relationship with food. Food is fuel. Food is not going to make me happy if I am sad. It is not going to solve my problems. Food is only going to fill my belly. I need to remember that. Always. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:33:33 EST Gratitude December 18 2016 Number 1: Today I watched the Scrooge musical with Albert Finney. It is one of my all time favorite holiday movies. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My kids constructed our tree today. It is made from knex and the creation of the tree is a holiday tradition. They design and create it every year. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I think I have found what I am going to use for the speech contest for Japanese school. It is a story about an apple shaped gorilla. It is funnier in Japanese. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:46:17 EST Gratitude December 17 2016 Number 1: The sun was out today. It was really really cold, but the sun was out. I feel so much better with blue sky and sunshine. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk today and found four ducks sitting in the creek. They were doing ducky things. I like seeing them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Today I worked on establishing reasonable goals and then getting them done. No super long list of things that it would be good if I get done. Instead only four or five items and I actually do them. ... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:53:22 EST Gratitude December 16 2016 Number 1: My kitchen sink is draining again. It took six phone calls and talking to four different plumbers, but it works again. I will be soooooo happy when this plumbing nightmare is over. Maybe maybe next week. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The recorder recital happened and I played my duet with my older son. We played "Bring the Torch, Jeanette, Isabella". I did harmony and it was hard. Older son played a solo piece too. It was very very fast. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Among all the crazy toda... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:18:54 EST Gratitude December 15 2016 Number 1: The electrician came today and did his thing. We are one step closer to a finished project. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk in the rain today and found two ducks and a pikachu with a holiday hat. Not too bad. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I made dinner tonight. It was the first time in a very long time. Like maybe since I broke my ankle. It was a good thing. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:18:26 EST Gratitude December 14 2016 Number 1: I went to physical therapy this morning and it was good. Now I need to work on strengthening my ankle. The range of motion is good, but it is weak. <BR> <BR> Number 2: After we looked up and down the creek several times, we found ducks! They were a long way downstream from the bridge. I was happy that we found them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The FedEx man came to my house today. He was delivering packages. He was happy and I was happy to see him. Happy all around. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:38:16 EST Gratitude December 13 2016 Number 1: There were eleven ducks in the creek today. And they were close to the bridge where I could see them. Any day with ducks is better than a day without ducks, but this was a great ducky day. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My older kids took finals today. They are a little bit closer to the end of their semester. This makes them happy and me happy too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I saw the electrician, the plumber, the plumber's boss, and the guy in charge of inspections today. They agree that ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:26:55 EST Gratitude December 12 2016 Number 1: I went to physical therapy today. My ankle hurts but it is more flexible. I hope this is helping. I go back on Wednesday so I will find out then. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I did the blood test for my thyroid meds. I should get information in the next couple of days. I hope it helps. I am tired of being tired. And cold. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I read a book and enjoyed it. It is fun to escape into a different world and place for a while. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:48:14 EST Gratitude December 11 2016 Number 1: There were lots of ducks in the creek this morning. They were very happy ducks and I liked looking at them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We found pippen apples at the farmers market. I like that variety and they are only in season for a little while. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched a football game. I didn't understand all of it, or even most of it, but it was fun anyway. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 01:54:46 EST Gratitude December 10 2016 Number 1: I went to Japanese school today and helped with making mochi, mochi is pounded rice. It is traditional in Japan for New Years. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My iPad started having problems a few weeks ago. Today I have a replacement. No more problems. <BR> <BR> Number 3: It rained today. All day. The plants like it, but I don't. I hope tomorrow is sunnier. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:32:12 EST Gratitude December 9 2016 Number 1: Today the pipe from the kitchen to the outside passed its inspection. We are one step closer to a fixed house. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got hummus and pita and chicken shawarma for dinner. It was yummy. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Classes are done for my big kids. Finals are next week. Then all done for the year. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 23:28:06 EST Gratitude December 8 2016 Number 1: I saw a beautiful rainbow this morning. It was huge and it looked like it could cover the sky. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Older son will be out of braces in January! Three kids, three sets of orthodontics. We might be finally done. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My kitchen sink still works. I made dinner in the kitchen for the first time in weeks. And the dishes are in the dishwasher as I type. Hooray! Fri, 9 Dec 2016 00:18:17 EST Gratitude December 7 2016 Number 1: I have water in the kitchen. The backyard is still a mess of dirt, concrete and plywood, but the kitchen has water. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The cleaning ladies came today so my house smells of clean. It is so nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went for a walk and it was good. My ankle is really getting better. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 00:10:11 EST Gratitude December 6 2016 Number 1: I walked to the creek to look for the ducks. They weren't there. But the good news is that I didn't wear the brace for my ankle and everything still worked. It was kind of scary but I did it anyway. I am happy for a happy ankle. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I did my chess lesson this morning and it was good. I played a couple of games and I hope that I get some new info next week. <BR> <BR> Number 3:I have discovered that the little halo mandarins are yummy. I think I will need to ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:34:25 EST Gratitude December 5 2016 Number 1: I saw a car with reindeer antlers this morning. It made me smile. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk this morning and found ducks. Lots of ducks. And for the first time since I broke my ankle I walked all the way down the hill to the creek to see them. They quacked. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am on day three of my diet coach's plan. So far. So good. <BR> <BR> Number 4: We are one day closer to having a kitchen that works. Tomorrow everything should be back together aga... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 00:44:43 EST Gratitude December 4 2016 Number 1: I slept in this morning. It was very very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I am grateful that donuts have lots of milk in them. The milk makes them contain lactose and lactose makes me sick. All this means I won't eat donuts even if they are in the house. So we had donuts in the house today and none of them went into me. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went back into the amusement park tonight to look at the lights and shows. They were pretty. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 01:34:15 EST Gratitude December 3 2016 Number 1: I went to Japanese school today. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to WinterFest tonight and saw the ice show and lots of lights. I had a great time. We are thinking of going back again tomorrow. That is the good thing about season passes. You can go lots of times. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Today I enjoyed my warm sweat shirt. It was cold outside and I was still warm inside my sweatshirt. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 00:33:39 EST Gratitude December 2 2016 Number 1: I went to the physical therapist this morning and my ankle looks even more like an ankle than it did before. It is doing well. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I walked over to the other park near my house today to catch some new Pokémon. I found some. I also went up and over a bridge, thus was harder on my ankle than I expected, but I still got it done. It was the first time since September that I have been to that park. We used to go every day. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The plumbing mess i... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 00:24:38 EST Gratitude December 1 2016 Number 1: I saw ducks today. I think they like the creek in the winter time. We saw nine of them including two that were happily quacking under the bridge. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We have a date and plan for getting the kitchen to work again. It costs more money than I would like and will take longer than I would like, but early next week my kitchen will work again. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband figured out how to get Youngest signed up for his swimming on Fridays. I messed up and forgo... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:53:24 EST Gratitude November 30 2016 Number 1: I saw my foot surgeon for the last time today. Because my foot is healed. I no longer need a foot surgeon because it is all better. I can do anything I want to do. I can walk. I can run. I can ride my bike. I can lift weights. If I did it before I can do it now. Woohoo! I am not going to do all those things until I finish with physical therapy in a few more weeks, but I am on my way! <BR> <BR> Number 2: There were ducks in the creek. We saw nine of them. It was an ama... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 01:22:28 EST Gratitude November 29 2016 Number 1: I solved a chess problem today. I am actually getting better at it. Woot! <BR> <BR> Number 2: My plumbing isn't fixed, but I did have a nice day without them doing anything to the floor. Tomorrow I should have a kitchen with water. I hope. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband finished his nanowrimo novel tonight. A whole day ahead of schedule and with the interruption of thanksgiving and my ankle. I think he did a great job. <BR> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:52:06 EST Gratitude November 28 2016 Number 1: I drove to the physical therapist this morning. My ankle really is getting better. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I drove to music lessons this afternoon. This was good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Husband drove Youngest to water polo tonight. I didn't have to. This is also very good. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Tomorrow we will hopefully have water in the kitchen. The plumbers are coming to repair the pipe in the floor so water will go out. Then we can let water in. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:13:59 EST