JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog JENNEINAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gratitude august 4 2017 Number 1: it rained today. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw some geese today <BR> <BR> Number 3: I caught a new Pokémon <BR> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 01:19:00 EST Gratitude august 3 2017 Number 1: it was Thursday. A recovery day for me. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I drank my green smoothie today <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened <BR> <BR> <BR> (Sorry long tiring day) Fri, 4 Aug 2017 01:57:35 EST Gratitude august 2 2017 Number 1: Wednesday is a gym day so I had the chance to go get sweaty and exercise. It is good tiring but good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I finally got the spinach into me. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The weather is cooling off and I like that a lot. <BR> Thu, 3 Aug 2017 02:14:32 EST Gratitude august 1 2017 Number 1: I saw Spider-Man today. I liked it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Youngest child is doing okay. At least no one called to say there was a problem. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I are my veggies today. Not the leaves, but the veggies. Golly, the leaves are hard. <BR> Wed, 2 Aug 2017 01:29:01 EST Gratitude July 31 2017 Number 1: Youngest child is doing better today. He got to where he needed to be and was reunited with his sleeping bag. <BR> <BR> Nubmer 2: I went to the gym. I got very sweaty and tired. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Naps are good too. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 01:49:42 EST Gratitude July 31 2017 Number 1: My youngest, age 13, is in Minnesota tonight. He is safely there after four hours of airplane delays. He is a bit stressed. More than a bit. He will be fine, but tonight he is feeling very alone. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I ate some raw spinach today. It isn't my favorite but I am working on eating more green things. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. Extra innings. My team won. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:45:50 EST Gratitude July 29 2017 Number 1: I slept in. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Baseball happened. <BR> <BR> Number 3: All the laundry got done. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jul 2017 02:12:18 EST Gratitude July 28 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. It was particularly exhausting and I don't completely know why, I will sleep well tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk this afternoon and caught Pokémon and generally got out in nature a bit. That was nice too, <BR> <BR> Number 3: This afternoon Daughter got the results of the math test she took yesterday. She placed into the class she was trying to take. No to get the registration changed before school starts. Her advisor and mat... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:10:03 EST Gratitude July 27 2017 Number 1: I had some quiet this morning and I worked on my projects. It was very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Daughter drove to a school in another city to take a math placement test so that hopefully she can take the class she wants to take in the fall. She thinks it went well. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I enjoyed my tea this morning because it was cool enough outside that tea sounded like a good idea. I hope tea sounds good tomorrow too. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:38:51 EST Gratitude July 26 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. I even used the pull up machine to do some assisted pull ups. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The cleaning ladies came today and they made the house sparkle. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got stuff done today. I changed my plan and did stuff for me in the morning and saved going for a walk for the afternoon. It worked! Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:32:28 EST Gratitude July 25 2017 Number 1: I played chess this morning and it was good. I lost, but still... it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to a movie this afternoon and saw Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It was good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I found the food processor and the blad for it. It was on my to do list. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:25:10 EST Gratitude July 24 2017 Number 1: I got to the gym this morning and did all the things. It was fun. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched the last episode of Masterchef Australia. The final cook was amazing and very very hard, <BR> <BR> Number 3: Despite a very busy day I made time to go for a walk. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:30:01 EST Gratitude July 23 2017 Number 1: Today I saw a kitty in my backyard. It isn't our kitty, but it was just visiting. I also saw a possum getting released by the creek. I hope it has a long and happy life. And I saw a lizard on our fence. It was small and tan and very very cute. I wish all the wild critters and peaceful and happy evening. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I slept in this morning and it was very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My baseball team won after looking pretty confused early in the game. Go team! Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:58:55 EST Gratitude July 22 2017 Number 1: I slept in and it was very very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk this morning and that was nice, too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched a baseball game on tv tonight and my team won. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:19:29 EST Gratitude July 21 2017 Number 1: The weather really cooled off tonight. It is going to be really nice for sleeping. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My oldest got the results of the MRI from Wednesday and she doesn't need surgery on her knee. Physical therapy in her future, but that is much easier. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched a new tv show. It is about vampires and werewolves in New Orleans. I am not sure if I like it, but it was a nice way to spend a few hours. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:35:44 EST Gratitude July 20 2017 Number 1: I watched the movie Lion today. It was on Netflix. It was very very good. It was about a little boy in India who gets lost and after lots of searching finds home. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made peanut butter Rice Krispie treats today. Totally not good for you, but very tasty. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My ankle is feeling somewhat better. I hope it feels okay after I go to the gym tomorrow. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:33:50 EST Gratitude July 19 2017 Number 1: My oldest got the MRI of her knee done this morning. Other than being loud, it went fine. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Oldest took herself to the new dentist this afternoon all by herself. A big deal! <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won again tonight, even with a rain delay. Hooray, team! <BR> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:32:41 EST Gratitude July 18 2017 Number 1: The weather was cooler today. I went for a walk and didn't sweat as much. The squirrels were having a good time climbing the trees. And the egrets flew away when I got close, but I saw them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got my son to his appointment and then to walgreens to pick up toothpaste. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers did well today. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:45:30 EST Gratitude July 17 2017 Number 1: There were geese in the field when youngest and I went for our walk. They aren't as cool as ducks or ducklings, but today they were there. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Even though my trainer at the gym cancelled on me at 6:38 am this morning, I went anyway. I was already awake and had everything ready to go. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Today was Day One of the eat veggies with lunch and dinner plan. And the don't teach protein bars or other things in single serving packages wrapped in plasti... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:45:48 EST Gratitude July 16 2017 Number 1: Today I listened to my baseball game on the radio as I went for my walk. It was amazing how much more pleasant the walk felt. I think I may need to do this again. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I cooked some zucchini and yellow squash. And I ate it. One (out of three kids) ate some. Husband didn't either. More for me. <BR> <BR> Number 3: This afternoon I played a game with my family and especially with my youngest child. And we even had fun. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:59:41 EST Gratitude July 15 2017 Number 1: The drier works! The new part came in and my husband fixed it. Woohooo! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw the wild parrots again. I think they are really cool. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got all of my duolingo circles yellow, at least for a little while. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:04:53 EST Gratitude July 14 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning and the trainer really helped my ankle. He tried to get the muscles in my calves to loosen up so that my ankle will feel better. I hope it works. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got all my duolingo circles colored gold! It takes some effort to keep them from returning to their usual color. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched the Dodgers have an amazing ninth inning to win their game. They were in Florida and I am in California but I suspect they heard us chee... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:30:08 EST Gratitude July 13 2017 Number 1: My husband has figured out why the drier won't heat. The new part will be here Saturday. Score! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made banana 'ice cream' tonight. Frozen bananas in the blender until ice cream like consistency. Tastes good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Ice packs work on the sore ankle. I wish it didn't hurt, but if it does I can help it feel some better. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:32:12 EST Gratitude July 12 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. I did the things on my list. I wasn't particularly wanting to go, but I got it done, <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw a hawk while on my walk today. It was pretty. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I cooked veggies today. Enough for a couple of more days. I hope this makes eating them easier. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:54:23 EST Gratitude July 11 2017 Number 1: I saw the movie Cars 3 today. It was good. I like the new race car. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am very tired and am looking forward to going to sleep. I am grateful for warm beds and snuggly covers <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched the baseball all star game tonight. It was fun. Lots of amazing players and a very pretty stadium. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:39:58 EST Gratitude July 10 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym today. I got sweaty and tired. I lifted heavy things and I moved myself. Some days it is fun. Today it was just exhausting. But I did it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Parrots visited the tree in our front yard. Wild green birds with red heads! They were loud and fun and I saw them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched the home run derby tonight. It was pretty cool. Aaron Judge did a great job and definitely deserved to win. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:12:58 EST Gratitude July 9 2017 Number 1: I slept in again today, but not until 9:00. That is good. It means I am not quite so tired. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the Japanese Obon Festival today. I ate ramen and chicken teriyaki and even some gyoza (pot stickers). All of it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I caught lots of Pokémon and walked lots of steps. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:02:28 EST Gratitude July 8 2017 Number 1: I slept in. Until 9:00. And it was amazing. Getting up early and getting things done is hard when you aren't getting enough sleep. Some times I need to catch up. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk today and saw no ducks, but plenty of crows and sparrows and even a couple of hummingbirds. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My big kids played in a card game release today and my younger went to swimming lessons. I stayed home. Alone. It was very nice. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 00:55:00 EST Gratitude July 7 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning and saw the trainer. I came home tired and sweaty. It was a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I caught a pikachu with a special hat today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Tomorrow I can sleep in. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 01:39:21 EST Gratitude July 6 2017 Number 1: I went to get my teeth cleaned today. All is well and I go back in a few months. I switched my kids to this dentist because at least one wa really unhappy with the kid dentist they were at before. We will see how well it works in a few weeks when they actually go. <BR> <BR> Number 2: While I was getting my teeth cleaned I got a foot massage. Great perk of this dentist. She was very nice to the ankle I broke in September. It felt very much like yoga for my feet. Very very ... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 01:13:40 EST Gratitude July 5 2017 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. I was tired and cranky and would have rather stayed in bed. I went anyway. Habits are a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My older son had some friends over today. They were nice kids. I am glad they could be here. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Baseball happened. My team even won. <BR> <BR> Number 4: My husband and daughter found ducks in the creek this morning. A mama duck and some little duckies. I wish I could have seen them. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 01:44:36 EST Gratitude July 4 2017 Number 1: My husband made brisket today. He started it last night and finished it today. It was yummy. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Just the right amount of fireworks was had by the people in my house. Older son and daughter watched them from the amusement park. Younger son and I watched from the green space. Husband watched from home. Everyone had it just right. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched a baseball game or three on tv today. It was good too. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 02:19:25 EST Gratitude July 3 2017 Number 1: The car works again. The tire has air in it. Life is good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I read a new story and it was very cool. It was called All Systems Red and it is a science fiction story, <BR> <BR> Number 3: There was no baseball today. Actually there was, but my team didn't play. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:40:25 EST Gratitude July 2 2017 Number 1: The amoxicillin is helping. Older son is more comfortable now. I thought we were past the ear infection stage many years ago. It looks like 16 is a new time for them to be back. Sad. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk this morning. It was good. Caught some Pokémon along the way. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched baseball and took a nap this afternoon. A pleasant way to be. Mon, 3 Jul 2017 02:13:53 EST Gratitude July 1 2017 Number 1: The weather was cool and breezy today, good weather for walking <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am happy that while we were at the doctor yesterday we got a script for antibiotics in case older son's ear got ugly over the long weekend. It did. He is now on amoxicillin and hopefully that will help. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I turned the page on my calendar and found more goats in trees. They make me smile. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 01:45:49 EST Gratitude June 30 2017 Number 1: Happy birthday to my husband! We went to dinner and it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Older son and I played Pokémon go this afternoon. It was good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Younger son finished his role playing game camp today. He had fun. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:12:10 EST Gratitude June 29 2017 Number 1: The squirrels were being amusing today. They chased up and down the trees and screamed at each other. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Role playing camp was still fun today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My new protein powder is strawberry flavored and tastes much better than the vanilla flavored one. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:41:02 EST Gratitude June 28 2017 Number 1: There was a squirrel scurrying along the telephone wires today while I was in my walk and the shadow he cast was very amusing. It stopped and ran and stopped and ran. It made me smile, <BR> <BR> Number 2: Younger son had another good day at role playing game camp. As long as he has fun it is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I practiced recorder today and it was good. I am feeling a little bit successful just for making noise. Maybe by the end of the summer I will make it sound li... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:41:55 EST Gratitude June 27 2017 Number 1: Youngest child went to role playing game day camp this afternoon and had a good time. This is amazing. He loves those games but hated the idea of day camp. Getting there was the hard part. Tomorrow will be easier. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I played the recorder today. It wasn't long and it wasn't perfect, but I started. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My baseball team won tonight. It was a good if rather boring game. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:56:53 EST Gratitude June 26 2017 Number 1: I saw a movie today. It was awful. The Transformers movie is really bad. One of my kids loves Transformers and that is why we went, but the movie was awful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I had oatmeal for breakfast and it tasted really good. Low carb was making me crazy. Oatmeal is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went to the gym this morning. Sore and tired and that is good. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:43:07 EST Gratitude June 25 2017 Number 1: The weather is much much cooler than before. I like this much better. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a long walk this morning with my husband. It was very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My youngest came home from camp with a cold, but he is doing better today than yesterday. I think sleeping in his own bed is helping. And the cold medicine. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:46:17 EST Gratitude June 24 2017 Number 1: All my kids are home. The boys are back from camp and my daughter is back from orientation. A good day. <BR> <BR> Number 2: It is finally cooler in the house. The heat wave has broken. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I finally got my veggies cooked. It was too hot this week to cook them, but tonight I turned the oven on and got it done. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:13:43 EST 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