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Mon, 7 May 2018 07:28:27 EST Checking in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487899 Just checking in, I almost fell the other day, and I guess I compensated by putting to much pressure on , my weaker leg, the pain has been horrendous for 2 days, but this morning it seems to be subsiding, I guess resting was the key. Thank goodness, because I don't have time to lay around, Life is calling and I want to live it. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a much better beginning of May they I have, remember those positive thoughts and smiles help! Wed, 2 May 2018 07:41:02 EST Something to think about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e450ae2-a89a-4e50-bd6e-84fb451ce496.jpg"> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:06:44 EST Totally wonderful morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486116 So I started today with a folding a load of laundry while the kids were getting ready for school, got them on the bus,then took a quick trip to Wal-mart, parking the furthest I could from store, Picked up kitty litter, and some hygene products there, they are cheaper, walked back to car and from there walked to the next shopping center over to dollar tree, they are the cheapest on gift bags and card so I got what I needed there. Stop at Torrid to use a coupon then headed home., got everything... Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:16:34 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6485727 <BR> <BR> something to thing to about. <BR> . <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d26dc2a-338f-493d-80e0-416400a468b7.jpg"> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:42:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6485552 So on this beautiful Tuesday, I went and got my hair trimmed, stopped by to see my son, when I got home I started laundry <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Daughter came home with some chinese vegetable soup, no noodles just veggies and a bit of tofu, it was quite good, and filling. A perfect lunch., then off to pick up the kiddo with the broken foot from school. Have a little bit of time between laundry loads so I'm going to pick up a book. <BR> <BR> Dr, visit went ok still waiting on labs , but he... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:04:05 EST Family day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484904 Just finished making some salads, potato and tuna mac for dinner tonight , the rest of the afternoon will be some pool and family time, Getting used to all the bells and whistles in my new car, it's fun <em>334</em> ,almost finished reading Strange Weather , by Joe Hill, I;m liking it even though it is 4 short stories. Speaking of that Joe Hill also wrote a book called the Fireman and I'd recommend it, he is Stephen Kings son, but their style differs, it's a very good read. <BR> <BR> Well ... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:12:31 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484457 All goals met today, and began getting comfortable with new car, there are so many bells and whistles. Tonight was granddaughters play, They did Willie Wonka junior and they did a wonderful job, so proud of her and the whole cast , a nice bunch of talented kids! <BR> <BR> Just got back from Applebees, did well, tried their chicken wonton stir fry, very good, very low in calories and quite filly, it is spicy, but not overly. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed evening! Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:31:34 EST Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484139 Well I actually went to bed last night saying no I won't buy a car, but this morning after a took kids to bus stop, I started driving and looking at cars. Settled on Kia sportage, I love it not the payment , but it <em>246</em> , It's been a long time since I've driven a new car the one I traded in was 13 years old. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90ba2777-1f14-47fd-974e-591e756c722a.jpg"> Have a great night! Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:21:55 EST Have to decide. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483754 Have to decide if I want to repair car or buy a new one, seems that every 6 months something is wearing out,this time it will be around 900, to repair, I have an appointment for wed, but I"m checking out cars, just don't know if I want that car payment.. <em>101</em> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:11:05 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483468 <BR> I thought some my find the smile in this . <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dea922fa-e0df-49c1-8dba-428ddfe77405.png"> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:39:40 EST Pooped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483126 Boy , I'm pooped, got all the laundry done, which when you consider there are 6 peeps living here, it's alot, but I actually don't mind doing laundry. I don't make it a habit because the teenagers need some responsibility <em>211</em> All my goals in today <em>104</em> , granted my goals aren't as high as they used to be, but I happy with them, the idea is to keep the body moving, as they say use it or lose it. <BR> <BR> Have to say my walk today was a bit chilly, because of the wind, ... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:02:59 EST Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482785 Decided to make today a rest day, well more like mother nature decided <em>246</em> Rainy and windy all day. Hopefully her little tantrum is over and the sun will shine tomorrow! Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:22:38 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482445 Had a great day Mother Nature was smiling on us today, made my goals and had a wonderful girls trip to dinner and a bit of shopping, it was definitely a blessed day! Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:42:19 EST A good Friday the 13th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482139 So Friday the 13, and so far so good , goals have been met , now if I could only get a good nights sleep <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Pool guy came today and fixed the pool heater <em>244</em> , while the days are sunny and warm, the nights are cool, and the water is a bit chilly, so perhaps tomorrow a little pool time <em>104</em> , Need to take the dog to vet tomorrow, it's flea and tick season here, so need to get meds, that work better then flea collar. <BR> <BR> Fixed my status can't... Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:54:00 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481652 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f787efb8-1c50-45e0-b06c-ec99278a35eb.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember to stay positive! Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:42:44 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481494 Well, today was beautiful, we had workman at the house today, the porch needed to be rescreened, I managed to get my my mile plus in today between running the grandma taxi and walking the dog <em>246</em> Going to jump in the shower after I check in here, stayed totally low fat today, which is the plan, and even though it is Wednesday I went meatless, <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Daughter is out buying a bike, she wants to start biking at night, I'm happy for her, So the plan for this evenin... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:58:08 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481147 Well, it started raining last night and just continued through the day, thunder, lightening, you name it mother nature was showing her wrath. Even though she was throwing a hissy fit I managed to get my mile in plus a bit more, so I'm happy. Especially since for some reason food is a problem, so even more important to get the mile in. <BR> <BR> Just got back from walking the dog no rain and a nice breeze, hopefully the breeze will be around tomorrow. Hoping everyone had a great day,May your ... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:08:32 EST Positive day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6480809 So today was a positive day, met my goals, and did laundry and cleaned my bathroom, all in all a good day. Even though the humidity was high here, my bones felt pretty good. Not going to question it just glad they did. <BR> <BR> So off to shower, they watch a little TV, or continue reading my book. Have a terrific night! Mon, 9 Apr 2018 20:25:52 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6479799 Well, it Friday and I managed to keep busy, got my mile in . Watched a movie, and tonight I'll keep an eye on the kids, mom and dad went out for a bit. Looks like pizza tonight <em>4</em> Hope everyone is doing well, today was the first day in a long while I'm feeling my self , hopefully tomorrow will also be good. <BR> <BR> So here to pleasant evenings and sweet dreams! Fri, 6 Apr 2018 20:01:38 EST April 2nd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6478218 Monday April second, and what to do with the left overs <em>246</em> , pretty sure something will come to mind, we did a non traditional dinner, we had rib eye steaks and salmon, rib eyes were huge, thinking steak fajita with some of the left over sides, would be a sin to waste that amt of meat. <BR> <BR> Took Nessa to school, pulled into driveway and instantly went for walk, did it, but I'm a bit sweaty, should be able to get the rest of my goal steps in by tonight, happy my mile is in th... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 10:09:15 EST Happy Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477922 Hope everyone has a Happy Easter, make memories, but especially enjoy the day. Today is also one GD birthday she turned 15 today, it amazes me how fast time flies, because it flies by fast is why we should take hold of each of our days and live them as best we can. Forward my friends and may your days be filled with joy. Sun, 1 Apr 2018 11:25:23 EST check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477671 Just a quick hello, I hope everyone is doing well, perhaps after this week end I'll get some of my umf back. Hope everyone has a blessed Easter. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:58:35 EST Count down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474772 So today is cleaning day, tomorrow put the kids on the bus and then off to airport to get the grand daughter , we haven't seen her since New years so, we're all missing each other, We'll be going to Orlando friday , and Epcot on Saturday, should be fun, been along time since we got to spend a family day with the older one, and this time no significant other, don't get me wrong, very nice guy, but sometimes it's nice to have mom, grandma, and sister time. Have a terrific day! Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:54:38 EST Busy, windy, fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474558 Well, I'm exhausted, volunteered for field day with the kindergarteners , so fun, but the wind was nasty,however the kids were fine and the sun was out , so got 2 miles in today and did a good thing. happy day to all! Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:27:10 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474082 Usually it's the Monday blues, but today it seems to be tuesday <em>39</em> So grey outside, and the air is heavy not good for the mood at all <em>24</em> 14 year old GD broke her foot this week end, its pretty bad , Hopefully it will be healed by summer, will make this week end at Disney a little harder, but hey that's why they have scooters <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Going to lay down for a bit not feeling to great today, hopefully a nap will help , I you all have a great day! Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:28:15 EST Hanging in there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473453 Had a really bad nights sleep last night, so bad I don't know if I'll get my mile in. Have a Dr appointment on tuesday, which I was going to change to next week after GD visit, now I think I'll go and schedule any test for after her visit, <BR> <BR> We're having a beautiful day today, but looks like mother nature is going to send us some chilly weather next week.Lord wonder what is going on with her <em>246</em> Looks like spring and winter are having a lover quarrel <em>334</em> <BR> ... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:27:06 EST Sunny Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473090 Good Morning, not much planned today, but the sun is out <em>104</em> , Got a mile in with Lesilie this morning, now to get some steps in. Hope everyone has a terrific day, watch out for those Leprechauns , don't drink to much green beer <em>439</em> , and enjoy your cabbage with a little corned beef, and may you find a rainbow <em>437</em> ! Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:51:13 EST sort of a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6472618 So today we, all went to Sam's and picked up what was needed, followed that by a walk, around the neighborhood, perfect weather for walking, and even though we couldn't go to the beach or swim we had fun <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Today was a good day and then GD called from Pensacola, their dog a tiny chihuahua ,jumped out the car window, she was on her way to help find him, fingers are crossed, dog was with the significant other, and the area where she jumped is very busy, had to calm her d... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:59:40 EST Wednesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6472317 Don't know what is with mother nature, by sunrise tomorrow it will be 35 here, yikes, no beach during this spring break unless she does a turn around by the week end <em>101</em> Positive is it is sunny and if you dress properly you can still enjoy the out doors. <BR> <BR> Daughter brought home chinese food tonight, not the healthiest, but it was good <em>246</em> , plans for tomorrow are to get up early enough to get my mile i before kids get up and then for me the rest of the day will ... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:39:47 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471884 Wow it's pretty brisk this morning sort of putting a damper on hitting the beach with the kids <em>24</em> , oh well we'll think of something else. Other then chilly the day is quite beautiful, bright, and you can almost feel like spring wants to pop up buds everywhere, soon. <BR> <BR> All is going well here, trying to think what to make for dinner, have crew here today, think meatloaf will be the choice, we'll see. Hope everyone has a great day! I finished, my laundry yesterday and my bat... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:44:00 EST Better late then never http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471696 Well, today was first day of spring break for the kids, they all slept in, which was good not a very nice day here, but from what i here the rest of the east coast is the same, got the laundry done, and watched a good movie, 3 Billboards outside of Ebbing,, rather powerful. Kids have a friend sleeping over tonight, so there will be giggling. Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening , and remember to smile.. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:58:59 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471170 Well sunday means Sunday Morning Today, missed most of it because of the time change, but I must say Joan Baez looks good at 77, I guess there's hope <em>246</em> No plans today, GD turned 25 yesterday, spent sometime wishing her a happy birthday, she is the oldest of the seven, The end of the month her brother turns 21, time seems to fly by so fast, remeber when you were a kid and you couldn't wait to be older, now I just want it to slow down. <em>41</em> . <BR> Hope you all have a ble... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:54:33 EST New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470880 So the new pedometer arrived yesterday, it's simple keeps track of steps and calories burned and miles, fora month doesn't hook up to computer, so I'll have to remember to manually put it in, but it will serve the purpose, which is get up and move them bones. Food wise the last three days have been good, I'm not eating like the rest of them, because quite frankly I think they're hopeless, decided to just worry about me. Started the day with oatmeal and banana, and a cup of joe, been trying to... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:15:32 EST Friday Begins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470589 So Friday begins, with a cup of coffee, and a egg mug, yes I like hungry girl, because I can make quick things, to satify and stay on track, today begins day two of really watching what I put in my mouth. <em>334</em> Relaxing this morning still catching up from the whirlwind weekend, hate it when my body makes me admit I'm not as young as I used to be. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Kids are off until the 19th which means, I will be living in the loud house for a few days <em>246</em> Well ... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:06:45 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470215 Ordered a pedometer , not a fit bit but something to keep me on my toes <em>246</em> , heading out to the store to pick up some veggies, hope everyone has a blessed day. When I get back going to start a new book Curser's Fury, by Jim Butcher book 3, the first 2 were very good. <BR> <BR> Last day of quiet kids start spring break tomorrow. <BR> Thu, 8 Mar 2018 08:55:23 EST Home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469570 Well, finally feeling normal after our mini vacation to Disney, I have to tell you I wound up renting a motor scooter, it was exhausting, I think it was the pace Magic Kingdom was extremely crowded, and lines were 2-3 hour waits, but we had a wonderful time and everyone stayed in a fabulous mood, especially the little one <em>30</em> Some shots of us, we have a million , <em>246</em> <BR> Here's Donald <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb845d3e-030e-4a2e-af69-50ce0f8d029... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:30:40 EST Tuesday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467119 Still don't feel much like blogging, my thoughts are not ones I want to share, and bring others down, so I keep plodding a long, thankful for the smiles I read and the joy that each of you find in your life., Friday my mom will have past 17 years ago and on Tuesday nine years ago my dad did, They were the loves of each others lives and I miss them terribly. Hopefully our trip to Disney this week end will get me out of this funk, it will be the little ones first visit and she is glowing and c... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:03:29 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464622 Having felt like blogging, the events in Fl , have upset me, people should be afraid to send their children to school. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:02:17 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461594 Feeling better this morning but not up to par, staying positive and spreading smiles, Trying to rest as much as possible , Have a great weekend friends! Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:31:49 EST Middle of the week.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460636 Feelinf a step better then yesterday, hence a little more got done then the last few days, nose is still running, but I think that's good, helping to rid the system of disease. I walk around with a can of lysol, and continuously wash my hands <em>246</em> Little one is also much better, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone ha a wonderful Wednesday! Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:58:42 EST Tuesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460198 So I haven't blogged in a few days , I've been so out of it, but slowly I am returning to me <em>41</em> Now if the mass amounts of stuff would stop seeping out of my head I think I'd be great <em>527</em> . <BR> <BR> So the plan is to get a bit back on track, haven't been being careful about what I eat, they've been cooking so trust me, healthy is struggling on that menu. <em>211</em> ,so the plan is drink plenty of fluids, I'm thinking that is helping more then anything else I've... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:32:14 EST small goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459111 I can't shake this bug, going to take a total day of rest, goal 8 glasses of water and 10 minutes of walking, small one , but if I don't fel much better on Monday to the Dr. we go! Have aterrific day and remember even if you don't feel well, it's not the people around you fault! Put a smile on your face! Sat, 3 Feb 2018 11:30:18 EST UGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458702 Well, looks like I won't my personal goal for the day before noon, I had a very bad nights sleep, ran a temp and now I have a clogged head and aching bones, I will get that mile in , but right now I'm going to lay down for awhile, if I don't feel better a dr visit will be in order. Fri, 2 Feb 2018 08:59:47 EST 4 Days yeah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458363 <em>244</em> today makes 4 days I have met my goal of getting it done before 12, now everything else is the gravy on the potato. Having a powerful yogurt and a cup of coffee, while laundry is spinning. When I left the house to put kids on the bus it was 40, when I got back from my trail walk it was 69, I'll take it . Feeling much better today, not coughing as much,I am a little sore , because deep cleaning the bathrooms really stretched some parts that don't get much use <em>246</em> , ... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:01:32 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458005 Ok, so today I again did my goal steps before noon, and did some really heavy cleaning, disinfected both bathrooms and kitchen, need to kill this bug <em>234</em> Another positive is other then a quick check this morning to check bank account I haven't been on line till now <em>244</em> Which brings me to I just did my taxes on Saturday and e filed , my refund was in my account today , that's 3 days never and I've been around awhile <BR> <em>246</em> have I ever gotten a refund that... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:17:15 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457633 Proud of myself today, I promised myself I would get the steps in that I set as a goal, before 12pm and I did <em>244</em> for me!, I have already got half my water in, and I'm only now having a cup of coffee. Going to try and do this for the week. <BR> <BR> I think no one can get rid of their colds here because we started this morning at 37,and by late afternoon it will be almost 70, layers are the dress of the day <em>246</em> , Trying to figure out how to spend some time with my siste... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:04:03 EST Out First thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456805 First thing this morning, I got up and hit the trail did, my mile, surrounded by beauty, felt good , still coughing, but I did the mile without hacking so that's a plus, having a cup of coffee and contemplating my day, Positive it the word for the day, and I'm going to stay that way! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday my friends! Remember to pass along those positive vibes, and be kind! Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:29:14 EST A week later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456419 So I have'nt blogged in a week, that's what being around sick people does to you, you eventually get it , because those little germs wait and pounce when your at your weakest. Today I got up and popped the DVD in and said self , lets chase these germs away with some exercise!. Most everyone is coughing little one is finishing up an antibiotic. This bug is one PIA, for sure. <BR> <BR> Hope all of you are doing well, I will try to be more consistant, each day things improve, Happy Sparking and... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:58:22 EST good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee1aa233-bea8-4628-8ef0-208eec4fcb5e.jpg"> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:30 EST