JOYCECAIN's SparkPeople Blog JOYCECAIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Computer Problems I have been having so many computer problems that I am ready to blow this thing up. <BR> <BR> It either makes me spend 35 minutes trying to get in or shuts me down before I can do my teams or start. <BR> <BR> I miss all of you and wish you well. Can't wait for summers end. Love Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:40:27 EST Spring It is so beautiful outside. Sunny, warm, beautiful. I love this weather. Hope everyone is enjoying the day. I sure am. <BR> <BR> God bless. Joyce Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:10:14 EST Dog Sitting My friend Ann has a daughter who had back surgery. The daughter's girl who is 14 is taking care of her mom when Ann leaves for the day. Ann's daughter is on a seriously strong pain medicine which makes her loopy. She is yelling at the 14 yr. Old and mom can not sit ot get up or use bathroom without help. The 14 year old called grandma and told her she couldn't do this. Ann asked me if I could take care of the dog for 3 or 4 weeks. I told her not to worry about it. We are friends, and ... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:30:29 EST Jo Ann's daughter screws her again BJ who is the reason I came to Wheeling, asked her mom for money to get diapers. Jo gave her the credit card, and BJ, who was gone for over 2 hours, spent 623 dollars. My sister stood there and cried, and she told her, I want the total amount of $1,100 by end of year or Income tax, or you no longer have a mother. <BR> <BR> I am going to Jo Anns house for 2 days to get the schrubs and flower beds done. I was there on Thursday since she had to work 12 hours. Now while there I went to see... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:33:28 EST Getting Apt. Ready It is such a lovely day out, but I am getting the FEW Halloween decorations out, and getting ready for my chest of drawers to get here. Then I can get my things arranged and get rid of some boxes. <BR> <BR> I was given a TV stand. I didn't want it but it is a large piece of furniture, and the top of it I can put things on , like a mantle. <BR> <BR> My sister gave me her Christmas tree. I will put it up as soon as the middle of November gets here. Looking forward to holidays. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:26:18 EST Busy Day Today will be a busy day for me, I will be taking care of my sister's dog since she has to work over, because they are so short handed. <BR> <BR> I love Jo's boxer. After all for almost 6 years, I was there all day. <BR> <BR> I have been having a lot of nauseous lately. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone well. <BR> <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 25 Sep 2015 01:21:13 EST Surgery over Well, it has been a week, and I am doing fairly good. Lots of bedrest. Because of the infection I have fought sibnce December, they had to take my appendics out also. But I am doing decent. <BR> <BR> Love you all. Take care. Sun, 6 Sep 2015 13:00:44 EST Doctors Tuesday the 25th, I went to the doctors and signed the form, in case of and what all can happen. Then I went to hospital for blood work, urine test, xray amd EKG, nd signed form in case of problem I can not sue. <BR> <BR> Monday is surgery: Ovaries out, D & C, plus something else. I should be home in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> IF something goes wrong, a call will be made to as friend on sparks and they will let everyone know. <BR> <BR> I have been having a terrible time logining into sp... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:35 EST SURGERY On August 31st, my gynecologist will take my ovaries out, and the week before I go for a pre op. When I see him I will tell him if the uterus looks bad, take it also, I do not want two surgeries. <BR> <BR> This Saturday, tomorrow is our family reunion. I am only going in case my niece, who is in charge, doesn't show up. <BR> <BR> If she os there, Jo Ann and I will leave after lunch. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone much love. <BR> <BR> Joyce Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:15:34 EST New Doctor Next Friday, my gynecologist will do an ultrasound on my belly, to see if they can find the reason for my problems. My New doctor for family doctor is going to start running tests after I get done with the other problem. <BR> <BR> It is hard for me to describe pain because I have never been sick or in pain, except for a headache. Hopefully we will learn something. <BR> <BR> Love Thu, 9 Jul 2015 12:43:25 EST Internet Lightning struck pole outside, and we were without internet and Comcast phone system. With all the storms for the last 3 days, I didn't dare go outside to go to Library. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone well. <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:29:16 EST Beautiful Day It is a sunny 61 degrees. Weather has been so bad this winter, I didn't get my perm, 2 months back. <BR> <BR> Well I knew it was supposed to be nice out, so yesterday, I walked to the store and got curlers, $8.00, isn't that rediculous? Anyway curled hair, and got up and took a shower, put make up on and I am here at the library, because I was in the neighborhood, and decided to come and look at mystery books and got on computer. I FELT LUCKY. Shakes were not so bad. Of course my arms a... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:58:16 EST Shakes I have hereditary or genetic shakes, they get pretty bad. So when you do not see me on herije you will know that it is so bad, I can even log on. <BR> <BR> I miss being active on Sparks. I love you all. Joyce Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:57:14 EST One Mile Walk The weather has been so cold out and now icy conditions, and I have not been able to get out. Today at 4:12 a.m. I couldn't sleep, so I went down stairs of our high rise, and walk fast, for 25 minutes up and down the hall to get my mile in. <BR> <BR> I felt good. It has been difficult. But I will do this every morning while the weather is bad. <BR> <BR> Where there is a Spark Will there is a Spark Way. <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:24:54 EST 2015 Well the holidays are now over and we need to START COUNTING CALORIES AGAIN. hahahaha <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:44:49 EST Internet Will have internet on Dec/ 26th. I will let everyone know once I am on. <BR> <BR> Love to all. Joyce Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:26:56 EST Weather and Library As much rain as we had the last few days, I am surprised we have not had ice on the streets. I worry about slipping and falling. So I am praying for a decent winter. I would rather have snow than ice. <BR> <BR> I have also decided, WHEN THE TIME COMES, to get one of those Leaf (?) antennas instead of basic cable, and just get Internet by fall of next year. I think. By then my poor computer will probably die on me. It does get a work out with all the movies I do watch on it and music I ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:38:16 EST Holiday Our library is closed tomorrow and Thanksgiving Day. I wish all of you my love, and hope you all get to see your families for the holiday. REMEMBER TO ENJOY ALL THE FIXINGS OF YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY . WE DO NOT COUNT CALORIES FOR THIS DAY. hahaha Love Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:10:40 EST THE COLD WEATHER IN THE COMING MONTHS, IF IT GETS BAD,I WILL NOT BE COMING TO THE LIBRARY TO GET ONLINE. So I am hoping for a MILD winter. Love to all of you. <BR> <BR> Joyce Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:46:59 EST Determination It has been a long time in coming, but finally I am down from a 2 liter bottle of diet coke a day to 1 glass. <BR> <BR> I never thought I would say that. But I am drinking a lot of water, cranberry juice, and 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day. I think anything is better than soda. <BR> <BR> No bread in the house. No lunch meat in fridge. These were my downfalls. <BR> <BR> Trying to do right by myself, and to get to losing weight again. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:57:01 EST One Month It doesn't seem possible that I moved a month ago. I am so happy. <BR> <BR> I get out everyday, I am keeping busy. If I could only quit eating at night. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:35:40 EST Happiness Happiness and peace come from within. No stress or worries, just me and no one else. No one upsetting the applecart, so to speak. <BR> <BR> I am always out and I do not miss Middle Creek at all. <BR> <BR> It is nice if I need a bus to walk out the front door. One day at a time, and loving it. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:23:03 EST Enjoying Life! 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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! 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! 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Got up had cheerios and toast. Cranberry juice. Went for walk . Sun, 6 Apr 2014 19:57:01 EST #riseandshine Challenge @ 7 a.m. 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. 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. 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. 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 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! 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! 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