JOYCECAIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOYCECAIN JOYCECAIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Enjoying Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780936 I have been out just about everyday since I have moved, except for 2 hot hot days and 2 COLD. I can truly tell you I am so happy or maybe I should say at Peace. Life is to short to be in such a bad situation and to be totally unhappy. <BR> <BR> I am going to eat lunch and go to the Highlands shopping mall, only about 10 - 12 stores. Walmart, Cabela's, Lane Bryant, Old Navy, Appleby's, Penny's, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Books-a-Million. But you have to careful, the last bus down is a ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:59:54 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778663 The boat festival was nice. It was just setting up and a gentleman was sitting alone waiting for his brother. They have a boat there, and I got a quick tour. His aunt is 90 and she was there along with another cousin who was 74. Beautiful boat. I believe you can see them for a cost. My sister says, Joyce will talk to anyone. Yes, I said, and I am never lonely or without. A friend once made is a friend for life. Even if you never see them again. I never take anyone for granted, and I... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:22:32 EST Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777950 The big Paddle Wheel boats are here at the port and as soon as I get done here I will go look at the boats. It rained last night and a bit this morning, I came out prepared. <BR> <BR> Last night, I cleaned floors, bathroom, and this week end, I will clean baseboards. I am having a blast. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone was as happy as me. <BR> <BR> I have gotten all of my change of addresses done. So I am doing good, REAL GOOD. <BR> <BR> Love Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:58:39 EST Cooler Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775780 I walked up here to the library on Sunday, and as hot as it was, it wasn't open for 2 more hours. No place to sit, or any shade I walked back home. I was a mess by the time I got there. <BR> <BR> I am just so complete. It doesn't matter what I do or do not have. I am complete. By my birthday next March, I should be completely set here. I will have the basics, I do not need, like obviously everyone else here, wall to wall furnishings. I like the simple look. <BR> <BR> I will talk to y... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:27:29 EST Apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774478 It has been 1 full week since I moved into my apartment. I do not have much, but by the holidays I may surprise myself. I am so at peace. Here at the library. I hate paying $50 for internet, but I will probably break down and do it. It has been so HOT here, I haven't been out of the apartment. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all well. I will get here tomorrow. Supposed to cool down. Love Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:55:27 EST Home Sweet Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769923 Spent all day yesterday being busy. I am in my efficiency apartment and I can tell you I am so happy. I was tearing boxes down until 10 p.m. and putting stuff away. <BR> <BR> I couldn't believe I could move around without worrying about disturbing anyone. Also no T.V. IT IS SO PEACEFUL. I hate TV except for weather and news. Someday I will take the plunge, but not for a while. Maybe by Christmas. <BR> <BR> It is to get up to 90 degrees today, so I am going to close for now, before I ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:09:41 EST 4 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766909 I am pretty well packed up, ready to go. Excited isn't the word. I can go out and go places that I have to walk to catch transportation. Feeling like my life is starting over. <BR> <BR> I will be free. So happy. Knowing my spark friends are happy for me. Oh, it took me 15 minutes to find out how to get to my spark page. I hate change, love the idea of my own place. <BR> <BR> Love to all. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:40:22 EST MOVING DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764048 8 Days and counting and hoping for no rain, at least in the morning or until 2 p.m. <BR> <BR> I am so excited, all my stuff is in boxes in the living room. I can't believe it, Freedom at last. To be able to go out a door and be on a bus route or walk and get a Coleman's Fish Sandwich. Browse thru all the little stores and shops down there. I am just thrilled. <BR> <BR> Can you all tell I am THRILLED. I want to shout it out on the roof top. <BR> <BR> Have a Lovely Day! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:52:38 EST Packing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757607 I am getting my stuff put in boxes to move in 2 weeks and 4 days. I am so excited. I do not want to even think about staying here any longer. Jo Ann is just picking at me. That is OK because she will soon be doing everything all by herself. <BR> <BR> Six thirty this morning before the down pour, I raked the front yard, and pulled weeds along the walk. I heard a neighbor yell, LUAU does all this for you. I just laughed and said How about a cup' of coffee. She said, Come on down. Yes... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:54:44 EST New Apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755865 Sept. I will be moving into my new apartment. It is an efficiency. I am so excited. It is in a great area. <BR> <BR> When I get it done, I will have someone take pictures and get them here. <BR> <BR> I am so thrilled, I have a bed, queen, my computer table, and a chair, which eventually has to be redone, due to dogs. I cried when I actually thought of how it has been tore up in the last 2 yrs. <BR> <BR> I will actually be 3 blocks or so from town. The week end of Labor day, there is a... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:11:26 EST Excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742714 After turning down several places, because I couldn't walk up 4 to 5 hills, I could use skis and skates, just to come down. I had to redo my app. I thought, OK, this is another year or so and I am at the bottom of the list. I put the app. in on July 7th, and sent a letter and found out that I am #1 in two places. I would prefer Luau. It is on the bus line. <BR> <BR> I was so nervous I was in the bathroom all day yesterday. I had refused the one because, I loved it, windows everywhere, ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:39:10 EST FAMILY REUNION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718009 We went to family reunion. As soon as I saw my cousin Nancy I grabbed her arm and said, I need to ask you several questions. (1) How is your relationship with your sister. (2) How did everyone celebrate the holidays, since your mom died 2 years ago? <BR> <BR> My Aunt Mary dies 2 years ago, and at the funeral, Nancy's husband shocked us all by giving a speech on care givers. My cousin, Nancy's sister, Marybeth worked as a teacher, and she couldn't help out with her mothers care. After wa... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:42:38 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692221 To all the lovely ladies here at sparks, I am wishing you a special day tomorrow. Even if you are not mothers, you have shown someone love in your life which entitles you to this special day. <BR> <BR> I am hoping for good weather for everyone, and love from family and friends. <BR> <BR> Love Joyce Sat, 10 May 2014 21:39:01 EST Baby Sat Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679657 My sister's youngest, age 40 1/2, had twin boys 10 1/2 weeks ago. I said I would watch them. <BR> <BR> These kids didn't sleep hardly at all today. <BR> <BR> I am so exhausted. <BR> <BR> Talk to you all tomorrow, after I get a good nights rest. Love Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:20:58 EST Spring Weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674869 I cannot believe the silly weather we have had this year. An extremely long and hard winter, and now it seems Spring is finally here. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I climber Mt. Everest, my sister's back yard, cleaned up twigs and branches. I thought I would have to spend the night up there. I was exhausted, plus I needed my Inhaler when I got down. <BR> <BR> I do not know what she will do next year without me. REMIND me of this, if I am not gone by next year. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:24 EST Walking @ 6:30 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671464 Got out as soon as daylight hit. It was 80 degrees here today, and it definitely felt like summer. <BR> <BR> <BR> Need to try and keep on track to burn calories. Have a good day. Love Joyce Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:29:42 EST #riseandshine Challenge @ 7:45 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669311 Had cheerios and juice. Truth be told, it cleans out my system. <BR> <BR> Did some yard work, and house work. Lovely windy day. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:22:10 EST #riseandshine Challenge @ 7a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668504 Day 9 of this challenge. Got up at 7a.m. and ate breakfast. 2 eggs over hard, and 2 slices of toast with juice. <BR> <BR> Got my kettlebell weights in and housework, cleaning woodwork. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:13:26 EST #riseandshine Challenge @7:30 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667445 Had my cheerios and juice this morning. <BR> <BR> Windy out, may just do exercises in house. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:15:37 EST riseandshine Challenge @ 4a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666172 Cheerios with milk and cranberry juice. <BR> <BR> I live by my sisters schedule. But I was always an early riser, by 5 a.m. It is just that she is working the office job shift, from 6 - 2. 6 a.m. So she got to work 2 hours ago, to do all the orders for the hospital. Surgeries and such. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:57:38 EST #riseandshine Challenge @7 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665944 Got up had cheerios and toast. Cranberry juice. Went for walk . Sun, 6 Apr 2014 19:57:01 EST #riseandshine Challenge @ 7 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664843 Jo Ann off, slept till 7. Breakfast 2 eggs over easy and toast. Cranberry juice. <BR> <BR> Cold early. Hopefully get walk in this afternoon, cold and windy, possible rain. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 07:54:11 EST #riseandshine Challenge @5:15 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663993 Got a late start, getting sister off to work. <BR> <BR> Breakfast - cheerios cereal with milk and cranberry juice. <BR> <BR> Raining here. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:16:45 EST #riseandshine Challenge @4:40 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663161 Eggs, 1 slice toast and banana for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Waiting for daylight to walk. Lost 2 lbs. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 04:41:20 EST #riseandshine Challenge @5 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662828 Got up and had my 2 eggs, over easy, plus toast, no butter. Had cranberry juice. <BR> <BR> Walked 2 miles, then went and used my kettlebell weights. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 17:19:53 EST #riseandshine Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661432 I got up at 5 a.m. and fixed my cheerios with 6 oz. milk, and cranberry juice. I did my Kettlebell exercises, and as soon as it warms up and we get daylight, I will go for my walk. <BR> I live in the country, because of the wildlife around here, we do NOT walk in the dark. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:10:06 EST 5K Walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661100 Couldn't help myself. It was a lovely day, and I set out to get a 5K in. It was so nice out and I really didn't have any trouble. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is supposed to be 70 degrees, and I will get out early. Love this weather. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:08:16 EST Walking In Cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656459 Walked to the store today, and got 3 miles in. <BR> <BR> Windy and cold, and got a ride home. Truthfully , there was no way I could have made it home. My arthritis was bothering me so bad. A neighbor was coming out of the store and then drove me home. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:22:12 EST Lovely Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647919 It was so nice out today, and I was inside doing housework. I am hoping to get out and walk tomorrow, I will be attending Mass. <BR> <BR> I help a friend of my sisters out. Her son bought his grandmothers house, and every once in a while with decent weather, we go over and work on different things. Now I am a smoker. Things got so bad, I started up again. Anyways, Jo Ann's friend gets very verbal with me about my smell. It got so bad one day after being gone for 7 hours that she calle... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:25:37 EST BOBBI_260 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645634 Bobbi lost her dad on February 26th. <BR> <BR> She and her husband Ron are sparkers. They moved out of their apartment of 16 years, to take care of her parents. Ron promised to take care of both Bobbi and her mom. This gave her father peace. <BR> <BR> She sent me a letter today, and explained her problem, that since her computer was down, would I contact her friends. I contacted ALL of them. <BR> <BR> You know I only have all of you. I was honored to have been asked. <BR> <BR> Plea... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:59:11 EST Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629556 We are supposed to have a bad storm system with lightning and rain tomorrow. Of course if anyone wanted to get in touch with me, my phone isn't ringing in. <BR> <BR> Will have to have it checked. Of course I could call the phone company, and they could send me a free phone, but I can't afford a 35 dollar charge to get it on. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. Love Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:07:45 EST Bad Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624949 I am so tired of all this cold, bad, snowy weather. I can't get out to walk. Anyways, I am going to be 65 on March 27th. I had to make arrangements for my Medicare. <BR> <BR> I get SSI and SS. Welfare has given me my medical and medicinal coverage for 6 years. I was told, except for paying a small sum, as I have been that there would be no cost to me. Now I spoke to SS just 2 days ago, so I was inn shock when after telling me, because I am so low income that everything was taken care... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:09:29 EST Freezing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607930 I am doing indoor exercises due to the face that it is -8 below here in West Virginia. <BR> <BR> I got online early in case anything happened to the electricity, due to frigid conditions. Can you imagine soon, yes soon, spring will be here. I can hardly wait. <BR> <BR> Have been getting a lot of Medicare papers. I will be 65 at the end of March (27th) I have for 8 years been on SSI. So I had Medicaid, now I am having to change things. Costly changes. <BR> <BR> Waiting to hear from the... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:19:32 EST