JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog JENNEINAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gratitude September 25 2016 Number 1: My foot continues to get better or at least it isn't painful. And I didn't get it wet or fall down. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My pain medicine caused digestive problems seem to be much better too! I am hoping for good progress on that front tomorrow too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won! And it was a great send off for Vin Scully! If you are unaware, Vin Scully is the announcer for the Dodgers. He has been doing the job for 67 years. That is a very long time. Tonight was hi... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:06:47 EST Gratitude September 24 2016 Number 1: Today I am off of the heavy duty pain meds. The ankle doesn't hurt and the side effects were very very uncomfortable. (Percocet contains codeine and codeine us know for causing constipation.). Anyway I took two Tylenol today after I sat without my foot elevated for too long and it started hurting, but that was it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I ate Brussels sprouts. They were tasty and they have lots of fiber. The combination is really good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My surgeon ca... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:38:16 EST Gratitude September 23 2016 Number 1: I spent the entire day at home. No hospital. Just home. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I have an appointment to see the surgeon on Wednesday. This is good. I can hope that all will be well and the stitches will be healing and the bones are exactly where they are supposed to be. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My parents sent me flowers and a bouquet of balloons. They are in Arizona and we are in California, about 14 hours away from each other. We talked on the phone and decided that they woul... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:54:19 EST Gratitude September 22 2016 Number 1: I am home. That is out of the hospital and home to sleep in my own bed. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My kids are being very helpful. Husband too! <BR> <BR> Number 3: The ducks in the creek are back. I haven't seen them but my daughter and older son have. I wish I could go look but I can't go yet. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:26:19 EST Gratitude September 21 2016 Number 1: My ankle was successfully put back together. I have pins and plate in there, but it is now stable and far far less painful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The surgeon called my husband and talked to him while I was in recovery. This means that Husband got the best information and that I got the best care. A double win. <BR> <BR> Number 3: a Cherry jello tastes wonderful. Really. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I have a misfit shine pedometer. I have maintained a streak on it for a long long t... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:58:37 EST Gratitude September 20 2016 Number 1: Today I am grateful for EMTs, ER doctors, and modern medicine. The bike and I had a falling out and I ended up on the ground with an ankle that is broken in three places and the need for surgery in the morning. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I am grateful for the neighbor I had never met that stopped her car and helped Youngest deal with both bikes and the various emergency people that came to our aid. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Today I am grateful for all the nurses and transport people ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:32:35 EST Gratitude September 19 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym and I got tired. This is good. I am happy that I was able to go to the gym and that hopefully I will sleep well tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made it to music lessons today. I think we are done with some of the current music and I have new books coming via Amazon. I hope they have cool music in them. I am very happy that I get the chance to learn to make music now. It wasn't something that I did as a child and now I can. Thankful me. <BR> <BR> Number 3: ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:42:26 EST Gratitude September 18 2016 Number 1: My husband and I went to the farmer's market and grocery shopping today. It was incredible just to be in the same state as he was in. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Number 2: The Dodgers played an amazing baseball game today. They lost but it was still an amazing baseball game. I am happy I got to see it, even if I saw it on tv. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went for a walk looking for my ducks this afternoon. I found the creek and I found a kitty, but no ducks. Maybe tomorrow? I like my duc... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:24:10 EST Gratitude September 17 2016 Number 1: My husband is home! He is safely in our house after flying home from New York. Hooray! <BR> <BR> Number 2: Husband brought me presents from New York. I have a Tsum Tsum of Minnie Mouse dressed as the Statue of Liberty and a Tsum Tsum of Mickey Mouse dressed with a I love New York shirt. They are very cute. It is nice to know he thought about me while he was gone. <BR> <BR> Number. 3: I went to Japanese school today. It was good. <BR> <BR> Today was good! Tomorrow will ... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:52:01 EST Gratitude September 16 2016 Number 1: I made it to the gym today. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I finally hit 10000 steps. It has been a low step kind of week. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Husband comes home tomorrow! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:21:42 EST Gratitude September 15 2016 Number 1: It was Thursday and that means the week is almost over and my husband will be home soon. I like this. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The cold is continuing to get better. I like that even more. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My daughter found a duck in the creek! My ducks are back! Woohoo! Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:08:28 EST Gratitude September 14 2016 Number 1: I feel almost human again. I think the cold is finally going away. Hooray! <BR> <BR> Number 2: The kids and I are doing okay. Husband will be back on Saturday and that will be good. We miss him. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Youngest was doing his unit study today and I noted that he was done much earlier than I expected. He told me that he had started finishing much faster as soon as he stopped complaining about it. Complaining doubled the time it took to get things done. He said ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:14:42 EST Gratitude September 13 2016 Number 1: Today I am grateful for quiet. The big kids were in class and my youngest was busy writing his book so I was alone in the living room with nothing but birds talking to me. It was amazing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am grateful for DayQuil. Still. And tea. I have been drinking lots of tea. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for my quilt that I am going to curl up under and go to sleep. <BR> <BR> (Sorry for the boring life, not much is happening around here except my nose is ru... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:47:24 EST Gratitude September 12 2016 Number 1: I am grateful for DayQuil. It is making me decent company for those I need to be around. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am grateful for little Caesars pizza. They create dinner when I can not. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for tea. Because it tastes good. <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:28:11 EST Gratitude September 11 2016 Number 1: My husband is safely on the ground after flying today. I know the odds of bad stuff happening were really low, but I am grateful that he is safe tonight. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am grateful for veggies. I made and ate some today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful for knowing enough to take care of me. The cold hasn't gone away and I didn't sleep well last night so I decided that getting up early and exercising was not a smart thing. So I cancelled for tomorrow. I usually lik... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:04:33 EST Gratitude September 10 2016 Number 1: It was the first day of Japanese school today. Youngest and I have new classes and new teachers. So far it is good. Japanese is here again! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I took Youngest to swim today and it was good. He likes the water so much. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Middlest, my older son, got a new bike tonight. This is good. Now his old bike can be used by Youngest. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I definitely have a cold. DayQuil is my friend. I am super grateful for DayQuil. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00:09:40 EST Gratitude September 9 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym. I lifted heavy things. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I took older son to see his appointment. It went well too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am working on feeling better about food. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:42:49 EST Gratitude September 8 2016 Number 1: This morning I took my older son to the orthodontist. We were there at 8:15. Golly, that was early. But it worked so I could get him to his class at the community college on time. I am grateful for early morning appointments and for classes that start at 10. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I practiced playing recorder. I hope I am getting better. I am definitely trying. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I think I have decided that I dislike food and all the emotions it brings. The idea th... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 00:58:37 EST Gratitude September 7 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. I lifted things. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: For the past few weeks Youngest and I have been working on getting him more comfortable riding his bike. It has been challenging. He was scared of going fast and scared of dogs and just plain scared. Well today he got on my bike, which is slightly bigger than his, and rode around the park. Tomorrow I think we are going to try going someplace on bikes together. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I practic... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 00:12:40 EST Gratitude September 6 2016 Number 1: I met my chess tutor this morning and it was good. The problems he gave me were really really hard so I hope we find a middle ground soon. But i enjoyed using my brain this morning. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I met the music teacher this afternoon too! She was happy that I had remembered anything of the summer and I was happy to play again. I know what I need to do this week and I have a plan. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I ate some Brussels sprouts today. They were yummy! <BR> <BR> Numb... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:41:59 EST Gratitude September 5 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym today. I am very tired. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw a live in person baseball game today. It was good too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won and the Giants lost. Both of those things are good. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I got the laundry done. Even with going to the gym and the baseball game. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 00:25:18 EST Gratitude September 4 2016 Number 1: This morning I went for my usual walk and found an unusual bird. I found a young hawk! He/she and the crows were having a turf war in the park. First the hawk chased the crows then the crows would chase the hawk. The winner? The squirrels that got to eat in peace without the hawk or the crows bothering them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today was my dad's 70th birthday. I called and we talked on the phone for a little while. It was good. Happy birthday Dad! <BR> <BR> Number 3: W... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 01:52:42 EST Gratitude September 3 2016 Number 1: Sleep it is a wonderful thing. I slept in and it was glorious. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went for a walk. It was a long walk. Many Pokemon were caught. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won. <BR> <BR> Tonight I am tired. Sleep is on the agenda. Tomorrow is another day. Sun, 4 Sep 2016 00:19:17 EST Gratitude September 2 2016 Number 1: My trainer locked his keys out of reach this morning and didn't make it to the gym. So instead of skipping everything I went for a walk to see if my ducks were in the creek. They weren't there, but I did get some walking in. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Youngest went to his first day of his new swim team like swimming. Officially it is pre-competition level and for the past year he has been at competition level. He liked the low stress of it. I liked that he was happy. Happy child! ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 01:17:17 EST Gratitude September 1 2016 Number 1: Today youngest wanted to go biking again. So we did. This is amazing. He was very scared yesterday. Today he wanted to face his fears. I like this. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I got out my recorder and played music. I am still not very good. But I will get better. If I practice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My big kids are almost done with their first week of classes. So far all is well. I like that. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:36:26 EST Gratitude August 31 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. I am grateful that I went. I am grateful for the happy people I saw there. I am grateful that I was greeted by name and welcomed. Friends, you can't have too many of them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Youngest son and I read picture books today. I am grateful for the time together and the smiles we had. A pig in the rockettes is super funny especially in rhyme. And the book about food trucks had great pictures. We went for a walk and did math too. <BR> <BR> Num... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:23:23 EST Gratitude August 30 2016 Number 1: Despite getting lost twice, we got to the gastro doc on time. He is happy with youngest and we are lowering the dose of his meds again. The hope is that in some measure of time he will be off them altogether. I am grateful for the meds that make his life better and that his life is getting better. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today was the last day of swim team. This is sad, but we have a plan for going forward. I am grateful for the time we had on swim team and am optimistic about t... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:22:09 EST Gratitude August 29 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning and was talking about today being the first day of school for my older kids. They are 15 and 17 years old. He asked which school and I said the local community college. He said they must have been homeschooled. When I said, yes, he said that HE had been homeschooled too! He said that he loved it except for Saxon Math. I said that I didn't like Saxon Math either and we didn't use it. It was super cool to find another homeschooler and even get po... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:58:27 EST Gratitude August 28 2016 Number 1: I went for a walk this morning with my husband. He is usually busy and I am usually busy. Today we made time for each other and went for a walk together. (Yes, we caught some Pokemon. Isn't that what love is all about? Doing silly stuff together?) <BR> <BR> Number 2: The Little League World Series ended today. The team from the US beat the team from South Korea by just one run. It was a very good game. I wish they all could have won. I love watching baseball, especially ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:55:15 EST Gratitude August 27 2016 Number 1: Today I got up to my husband's alarm. He and my daughter were going to run a 5k. I do not run. It hurts my ankles and knees and hips. It is bad. But this one also had an option to walk. And so this morning I did that I walked my first official 5k. No time. But I did get a t shirt. <BR> <BR> Number 2: What I didn't say before was who sponsored this particular 5k... It was a Walk for Wishes, the folks that do Make a Wish. So in my walking this morning I raised some money f... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:35:42 EST Gratitude August 26 2016 Number 1: Today when I went for my walk to catch Pokemon (and get steps) my younger son and I met a man in a suit eagerly exclaiming that he was looking for a Seel. It turns out that he had driven to our local park just to catcht this hard to find Pokemon. We pointed him in the correct direction and smiled. I think I like this game. It gets people who would never have met talking and have fun. Hooray for happy people. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I still like baseball even if my team is havin... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:47:09 EST Gratitude August 25 2016 Number 1: I went for a walk this morning with youngest son. We found Pokemon and talked about nothing. I am grateful for time to talk about nothing with my kids. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The kids and I went to see Kubo and the Two Strings. The movie was beautiful and very very sad. I am glad I got to see it and I am glad I saw it with my kids, but everyone dies and it was sad. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I wish I could say I was grateful for another dodgers win, but it isn't looking likely. They... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:58:44 EST Gratitude August 24 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym this morning. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The cleaning ladies came today. My house is soooooo much cleaner now. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I made Brussels sprouts today. I even made extra so I have some for tomorrow too. This planning ahead thing... It works when you do it. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I caught Pokemon today, but nothing special. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:12:03 EST Gratitude August 23 2016 Number 1: I caught a new Pokemon. It was a Seel. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I did my Japanese again. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers are doing well. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:38:39 EST Gratitude August 22 2016 Number 1: I got to the gym. I climbed stairs. I flipped the tire. I am tired. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I caught lots of Pokemon. I went for a walk with older son and it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers did really well. They scored 18 runs. That is lots of runs. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I finally got some Japanese done. I did it while youngest was swimming. It was good. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:16:01 EST Gratitude August 21 2016 Number 1: I did sleep in this morning! I enjoyed it very much. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Husband and I went to drop off cans and bottles. We got over $13 for them. That is a lot of soda! We also went to Bass Pro Shops looking for shorts and hiking boots for him. We found the shorts but not the boots. Amazingly we found a place called the Fish Bowl. It is a bowling alley that is fish themed. Truly a weird place. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got to see live baseball tonight and it was good. The... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:54:20 EST Gratitude August 20 2016 Number 1: I slept in. It was amazing. Sleep is underrated by most people. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I get to sleep in tomorrow too. (Note the pattern? I think I am enjoying the sleep.) <BR> <BR> Number 3: The little leaguers are playing baseball in Williamsport. This is the little league World Series and they are super cute. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:10:05 EST Gratitude August 19 2016 Number 1: My husband is home! He has been out of town doing team building stuff with work. I am glad he is home again. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the library during swim time today. I renewed my card and picked up a bunch of picture books and a few magazines. It was very very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My big kids got their second (of two) shots today so they won't get a nasty kind of meningitis that was at a local college. It wasn't at the one they go to, just one nearby. It jus... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:21:21 EST Gratitude August 18 2016 Number 1: I went on a walk this morning. No ducks. My creek seems to have lost the ducks. Sad, me. I saw geese. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I now know how to set my phone to not make noise between 11-6. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I ate a fresh tomato sandwich today and it was good. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 01:53:14 EST Gratitude August 17 2016 Number 1: I got up and went to the gym. I did my list of exercises and then came home. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I cooked cauliflower today. I ate some too. More for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers are doing well. <BR> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:57:17 EST Gratitude August 16 2016 Number 1: I went for a walk this morning. And this afternoon. I am so happy that smart phones and maps exist. I can go for a walk and not get lost! Or I can get lost and then get found. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got a box of veggies and fruits today. The blueberries were yummy. The zucchini was okay. Tomorrow I will cook the cauliflower. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got a new book that I preordered a month ago. The book is good. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:39:55 EST Gratitude August 15 2016 Number 1: I got to go to the gym. I even got to flip a tire. It was good. I am very tired. <BR> <BR> Number 2. I went to the park and played sand with s four year old. We made a face with rocks and sticks and other things. It was very detailed by the time we were done. She was happy and so was I. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I can sleep in tomorrow. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:34:28 EST Gratitude August 14 2016 Number 1: As I type this, my older kids are comparing stories about camp. They are talking and smiling and having a good time. This is something beyond wonderful. The little one was talking too earlier. But, friends and siblings? That is something to be grateful for. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I walked to the creek this morning. My duck was in the creek again. This is very cool. Good morning ducky! <BR> <BR> Number 3: Youngest is signed up for water polo. It will start in a few weeks. ... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:52:25 EST Gratitude August 13 2016 Number 1: My daughter is home. After four weeks at language camp, tonight she sleeps in our house. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We walked to the creek. And the duck was there. My creek had my duck. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Number 3: Sleep. It was interrupted by my oldest saying that she was heading to the airport. But the nap this afternoon was nice. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 01:05:40 EST Gratitude August 12 2016 Number 1: My trainer sent me a text message this morning at 6:30. Normally I would be under impressed with this. Today the message was that HE was sick and was cancelling our gym time this morning. So today I am grateful that he was sick and that gave me the excuse to not go to the gym and make myself sicker. I hope he feels better soon. (And that I feel better soon too.) <BR> <BR> Number 2: Pokemon again encouraged my kids to get out and walk. We found them and walked some too. <BR>... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:18:32 EST Gratitude August 11 2016 Number 1: Sleep. I am grateful for sleep and the feeling more human that happens when I sleep more. The nap this morning and the second nap this afternoon were really nice. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Tea. Today I drank a lot of tea. It isn't filled with vitamin c but it is wet. I am hoping that it will help me fight this cold. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Pokemon. Today the main reason I got my step goal done was because my older son wanted to go Pokemon hunting. I did it and it was good. I am g... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:12:35 EST Gratitude August 10 2016 Number 1: I took a nap. I am grateful that my kids didn't wake me up. I am grateful that they know to let mom sleep if I fall asleep at 10 in the morning. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I found Brussels sprouts in the fridge and cooked them. Finally something green. They were really yummy. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am grateful that tonight I can go to sleep when I am tired and sleep until I wake up in the morning. <BR> <BR> (I think I am getting a cold. This is not good. It messes with my ears... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:40:16 EST Gratitude August 9 2016 Number 1: Today I sent the email that means my youngest will not be doing swim team starting in September. It was hard. It was sad. It was necessary. The new schedule was just not compatible with our life. I am not particularly happy about this but I am profoundly happy that a decision has been made and that everyone is on the same page with it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Today I am grateful for toast. And the fact we had it in the house. My stomach was unhappy with something I ate yesterd... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 02:05:56 EST Gratitude August 8 2016 Number 1: I went to the gym. I lifted heavy things. I pushed and pulled heavy things. Tired me. But this is good. This is why I can sleep well. I am exhausted. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the park and met some very nice young people that were playing Pokemon Go. Helpful and kind. Young people sometimes get a bad reputation. The ones I met today were super nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched some Little League baseball tonight. I love watching the little kids play. They have ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:31:26 EST Gratitude August 7 2016 Number 1: Another wonderful day of sleeping until I woke up. I think I could like this. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got lots of steps today. We walked laps at the farmers market and bought strawberries too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The Dodgers won! And the Giants lost! That means the Dodgers are only one game behind the Giants in the National League West. This is very very nice. <BR> <BR> Number 4: Olympics is fun to watch. I wish the athletes well and hope they all do their best. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 01:35:36 EST