KAILYNSTAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAILYNSTAR KAILYNSTAR'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/ Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323389 So, I have been laying low on the blog writing for quite some time. <BR> <BR> I feel that I have nothing to write about. <BR> <BR> I haven't been out there exercising. <BR> <BR> I haven't been doing anything interesting. <BR> <BR> I have just been home everyday, being a Mom. <BR> <BR> My DD2 has been accepted for post-secondary school. She is going for Culinary Arts. I'm so proud of her She is excited, yet nervous because reality is setting in. She's leaving home. <BR> <BR> That'... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:23:13 EST Where Has Time Gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261257 My goodness. I've been lacking in the Sparking. <BR> <BR> Not to worry. <BR> <BR> Just had sick kids and of course eventually they share. BIG TIME. <BR> <BR> I had a cold. I still have a cold. I am over the stuffy nose and sinus headaches. <BR> <BR> I just have a stupid, no good for nothing, cough. <BR> <BR> It keeps me up. Gives me headaches and makes me miserable. <BR> <BR> This usually happens with me every time I get a cold, or in the spring with the snow mold. <BR> <BR> So, I... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 07:05:50 EST Deleting 'Friends' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235151 So for days I have been logging in on the mobile. It's nice to have, but you don't get to see what is going on with my friends as easily. (Comments on my daily update friend feed, etc) <BR> <BR> I have noticed that many Sparkers leave. Leave without saying good-bye or just ignoring what they had started. <BR> <BR> Today, I deleted many 'friends' that were no longer active for many years or just closed their site and there was no where to go to check up on them anymore. <BR> <BR> I know... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:57:24 EST A Stone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217241 I'm sitting here before my computer and not that thing that I can think of to write. <BR> <BR> Sure, I'm typing and letting all of you know that I am back, but I'm not sure what to say. <BR> <BR> I have been slacking big time. <BR> <BR> Using excuses. <BR> <BR> Not caring. <BR> <BR> Just doing the basics and that's all. <BR> <BR> What can I say? I'm a Mother with four children that are growing up. One flew the nest, one doesn't know what to do with himself, one is going into grade twe... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:40:28 EST Surprised and Delighted Yet Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974258 Nothing is worse than looking at the last time I blogged and not really regretting it. <BR> <BR> It has nothing to do with any of you. <BR> <BR> It's me. <BR> <BR> Things happened and I was overwhelmed. Not by just a little bit either. <BR> <BR> Husband was hurt and now he is back at work after a second surgery on his wrist. We figured out that he missed about six months of work. <BR> <BR> I got one house taped. Not happy with the guy that was working with me. Praising me for fil... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:56:47 EST Morning Silence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871167 The house is quiet right now. Everyone is sleeping in on this cold Saturday morning, just not me. <BR> <BR> I love it. <BR> <BR> I can sit here with my morning cup of joe and blog. <BR> <BR> Yes...BLOG!!!!! <BR> <BR> I miss you guys! <BR> <BR> I mean, I really miss you people so much. <BR> <BR> I miss reading the blogs and being part of your lives. I miss the quiet solitude of just reading, and being relaxed and peaceful. <BR> <BR> Yes, you buddies of mine give me peace. <BR> <BR> C... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:20:44 EST A Rose In My Path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853561 My, my, my...I'm not a slacker, really. Really I'm not. <BR> <BR> I've just have crazy excuses as to why I'm not losing weight. Getting exercise or just eating healthy. <BR> <BR> During the months of November and December, I had three sick girls in succession. <BR> <BR> My first Christmas without my Dad. It was his favourite time of the year. <BR> <BR> With DD1 and DD2 sick during that time, it just didn't feel like we had the energy to go all out and try to make it a memorable time... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:50:14 EST Unexpected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810000 I went with my eldest daughter to an open house at a university on Saturday. <BR> <BR> The hours were full of questions, answers, tours, etc. <BR> <BR> After that, we went for a late lunch and I got a call from my Mom. <BR> <BR> My Dad's cousin, who I dearly loved, passed away. <BR> <BR> This was an unexpected death, but I have to also let you guys know, that she had the same name as me and I have another cousin with my name. <BR> <BR> My first reaction was, "WHAT!" on the phone. My M... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:36:07 EST Who'd Of Thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807666 'Tis All Hallow's Eve and I have to admit...the weather is weird. <BR> <BR> The wind is howling, the house is rattling and shaking, it's cool in the house no matter how much you turn up the heat. <BR> <BR> My youngest daughter is going through the angst of not really knowing what is going on for her. A friend of hers wants to go trick or treating with her, but she keeps changing her plans. Ah to be young and freezing while going out for candy. <BR> <BR> Nah, I'll just eat the stuff that... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:33:47 EST June 2nd Since The Last Time I Blogged. Yup. Really... Really?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765098 Wow. <BR> <BR> I knew it's been a while since I have blogged, yet I didn't realize it's been since June 2nd! <BR> <BR> WOW. <BR> <BR> I have to apologize to all of you Spark buddies. I'm so sorry for not being here. <BR> <BR> Now, here are the excuses. <BR> <BR> I had to get my nails done and my hair. I had to walk the dog and the cat and mouse. I had to watch t.v. I had to sit and sit and sit and sit and sit. <BR> <BR> No, really. <BR> <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Actually, my Mom wen... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:28:17 EST Stink Pretty Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708946 This morning was pretty uneventful. <BR> <BR> You know, wake up to the alarm. <BR> <BR> Get up. Get the kids up that need to take a bath/shower. <BR> <BR> Pretty normal. <BR> <BR> Later on, get the rest of the kids up after the bath/showers are done. <BR> <BR> No problem. <BR> <BR> "Mom, can you blow dry my hair? It looks to good when you do it for me." <BR> <BR> Aww <BR> <BR> "Sure" <BR> <BR> Dry the beautiful copper coloured hair and tell her to put the mousse away. <BR> <BR... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:02:03 EST Sigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706891 The grass is green, the leaves are out and the flowers are planted. <BR> <BR> Thanks to the help of the my husband and kids, all the flowers were planted and the grass mowed. I know there is no way things would have been done otherwise. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> I have a cold. <BR> <BR> First you get the awful dry throat feeling when it hurts to inhale, just because the air hurts your throat. Then comes the snuffles. <BR> <BR> That was last week and week two is the cough. <BR> <B... Fri, 30 May 2014 15:17:29 EST On a Whim http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683642 Thoughts. <BR> <BR> Just thoughts trickling in my head. <BR> <BR> Roving, wondering, whispering, quiet, deep and yet tranquil. <BR> <BR> My day was good. <BR> <BR> I worked out. I cleaned house somewhat. (Hey, it's a big job when you fall way behind). I laughed with my kids and did a really spontaneous thing. I took them to a town 30 minutes away and had supper. <BR> <BR> My kids were laughing and completely surprised and so happy to be doing something else besides just staying hom... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:27:08 EST Rambling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664398 So, as much as I'm not feeling well lately. I have to say, things have been getting done. Not weight wise, hell no. <BR> <BR> What I mean to say is that my DH is so very excited. We are buying a newer vehicle. (Every man's dream.) My other vehicle is a 1995 Suburban...yeah, that's right, it's 19 years old. It's rusted out but the motor is still good. It's just not worth putting the money into something that old when you know it's time is a coming. So, we were looking for another Su... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:45:53 EST Busy doing nothing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656245 The sun has been shining, but not today. It's snowing again. Here I was hoping the snow would melt, yet I knew there was no way. Not here. Not ever. We always get a taste of spring and then a reality of winter. Go figure. <BR> <BR> I have to walk more. I have been walking more and boy have I ever felt it. I think I overdid it on Saturday. Oops. <BR> <BR> It's spring break for my kids right now. I have to say, I was looking forward to sleeping in, but this week so far has been a bu... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:28:13 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646970 Well, I did go for my walk and it was good. I love soaking in the sun. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I drove my Mom in the city since she had an appointment to go to. Then, since we were downtown and we have a cousin that works in one of the buildings there, I called her and we met for lunch. <BR> <BR> It was wonderful. Since she has a busy time schedule after work and she could have a slightly longer lunch, we had a good visit. She is such a sweetheart. She was so glad we called and met with ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:35:54 EST Embrace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644528 The warmth is here. <BR> <BR> The chinook breeze is here. <BR> <BR> Yet, here I am. Still in the house. Not daring myself to out and 'be' in it. <BR> <BR> I'm tired. I'm still weary. <BR> <BR> I don't think I'm depressed. Just tired. <BR> <BR> So, today I'm taking the 'big step'. <BR> <BR> I'm going outside for a walk. <BR> <BR> I'm going to take that deep breath I've been waiting for. <BR> <BR> I'm going to embrace the sun. The birds singing. The noisy, splashy sounds of pu... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:50:30 EST I'm Not Sure What I'm Blogging About http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615908 I have been busy as of late, helping my Mom and just talking to her on the phone. She's lonely and this will be the year of firsts for both of us. It's sad, yet expected. Yesterday, I went to aftercare with her. To find out about what papers to fill out and what to do after a loved one passes. <BR> <BR> Yet, today I read about one blogger who was happy about getting snow. She doesn't get snow often in her area and she was delighted to see it glisten during the night. <BR> <BR> She's ri... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:31:08 EST Quietness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608215 If you read my last blog, you would have known what I and my family have been going through. <BR> <BR> I know that in time, we all have to go down this path of life, but it's not easy. <BR> <BR> My Dad passed away. <BR> <BR> He's gone. <BR> <BR> His funeral was Saturday. It was tough. <BR> <BR> The phone call came in the morning. I was just getting up to get ready to spend another week at the hospital. My husband answered the phone and my brother shared the news. <BR> <BR> What mixtu... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:41:14 EST The Hands On The Face Keep Moving... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597474 "What time is it?" "Where am I?" "What's going on?" "What are they going to do?" <BR> <BR> The constant confusion coming from my Dad. The constant ticking of the clock on the wall. The restful and sometimes restless sleep that takes my Dad away from the pain. <BR> <BR> The man lying on the hospital bed. Wasting away. Smaller than I have ever seen him in my entire life. The noise of beeping IV's in the room. The silent vigil that occurs when you just watch his chest rise and fall. ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:04:33 EST Here I am for the Moment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584181 First of all, thanks for posting your opinions about my Dad. <BR> <BR> Things have changed drastically since I have last blogged. <BR> <BR> My Dad had really bad pains in his belly on Jan 1st. Basically less than 24 hours after I posted the last blog. My Mom must have heard my voice in her head, because she took action and it's about time. She called the ambulance. Needless to say, they took her to the hospital in the city instead of my smaller town. Why? They think he had internal ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:11:14 EST Wondering How To Manage The Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577175 Alright everyone, I need advice. <BR> <BR> As many of you, my wonderful Spark buddies know. My Dad is dying. <BR> <BR> He's still at home and he's deteriorating rapidly. <BR> <BR> He seemed to hang on for Christmas (not that he looked that great either), but now, he's going downhill and still being a jerk. I honestly don't know how else to describe his behavior. <BR> <BR> My Mom has been there for him the whole time. Not going anywhere, staying home and not even going outside for lon... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:59:46 EST Things Sure Look Brighter When There Is Sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556838 What a weekend. I mean a four day weekend. <BR> <BR> The busses weren't running for Monday and Tuesday. So of course my kids were home for those days. Why send them to school, when there is nothing to do. Half of the teachers can't make it in. <BR> <BR> We had the heavy snowfall warning on the news since Wednesday. Yet, on Saturday I was planning to go shopping with my Mom and she cancelled Saturday morning. Freezing rain was in the forecast for the afternoon. Not a good idea to be... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 13:19:12 EST Evy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552800 The hits just keep on coming! <em>28</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My DH's Grandmother passed away this morning. We haven't seen her since the summer of 1993. DH is from Sweden and that was the last time we were there. <BR> <BR> I loved her. She and her husband were so nice and she was just so full of life. <BR> <BR> Her name was Evy. She was bubbly, happy, gracious, nurturing, and loving. <BR> <BR> She couldn't pronounce my name and called me Madonna instead. What a lady. <BR> ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:04:45 EST Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552298 I've come to the conclusion that I hate blogging. <BR> <BR> I used to be able to write with a positive perspective. <BR> <BR> Except now. <BR> <BR> I can't seem to. <BR> <BR> It's dark here. The hours of sunlight are less. Right now we are getting about 5.5 to 6 hours of sun. <BR> <BR> My Dad is dying. <BR> <BR> My Mom is a walking, flighty basket case. <BR> <BR> Their border collie dog, Katie, was put down yesterday. She was 14 years old and couldn't walk anymore and Mom said s... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:44:32 EST The Snow Is Here and Also the Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541121 As many of you know, being a Mom NEVER stops. It's a life time commitment and there are times that I just either want to laugh or cry. Maybe shake my head at some things too. <BR> <BR> DD2 came down with the flu November 2nd. That was a Saturday. She was going to go to her friends for a late Halloween Party. Except, she looked awful and was sick. So she didn't go. She just wasn't herself for the weekend and Mon and Tues. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, since my Dad is too sick to do anything ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:19:46 EST Here It Is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529273 I've been feeling rather unconnected with life for a while. <BR> <BR> I've been sparking less, doing less and feeling tired and exhausted. <BR> <BR> I have been doing things with the kids and being 'the Mom', but yet, when the kids are gone and my husband is at work. I'm here, yet I'm not motivated to do things. Like clean house, go for a walk, even doing the basics of dishes, sweeping, getting the mail. <BR> <BR> I'm really good at putting on a show. Nobody knows that things are off wi... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 12:54:43 EST Up and At 'Em http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514172 Up and at 'em! Time to get up! Rise and shine! Get up you sleepy head! <BR> <BR> I hear my Mom's voice as she comes into my room with a WHOOSH of the door. The light comes on and I groan, moan and roll over. (I don't want to get up!). My Mom leaves and time must have gone by. 'Cause she's in my room again and won't leave me alone. She's tickling me! She just won't stop! <BR> <BR> "Alright, alright! I'm...ha, ha, ha...getting up!" <BR> <BR> She leaves the room as I sit up. As ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:21:57 EST Much Ado About Nothing, Yet Here's My Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508102 Okay, I'm here. <BR> <BR> I know that I haven't been blogging on a regular basis, but I'm still here. <BR> <BR> It's been a busy summer, a interesting start of school and DD2 went to a birthday party, jumped on a trampoline and broke her toe. She was jumping on it with another girl and that is a no no. Never, jump on a trampoline with another person. <BR> <BR> Needless to say. <BR> <BR> A Mother's job is never done. No breaks, no stop of worrying and no way to plan ahead, 'cause as soo... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 14:58:22 EST Schooltime Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474555 Who would ever think that time would ever get here. <BR> <BR> I watched them as they got ready. All their clothes were picked out for their first day of school. The chatter. The anticipation of seeing friends they haven't seen all summer holidays. The nervousness just because. <BR> <BR> Summer came and now, summer holidays is over. <BR> <BR> The sleeping in on the mornings. The no rushing time. Just do your thing for the day. If boredom creeps in, bake cookies. <BR> <BR> My eldest... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:56:05 EST Another Chapter Closed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465104 The call came this morning. <BR> <BR> Your Grandma passed away in her sleep last night. <BR> <BR> Silence. <BR> <BR> A profound silence between me and my Mom. <BR> <BR> We all know that call was coming. She was 96 almost 97. She was tired and just stuck in a nursing home. She wasn't happy. <BR> <BR> I'm glad that she went in her sleep. <BR> <BR> I'm glad that I knew her. <BR> <BR> I'm glad that there will always be a good and sometimes quarky memory or her. <BR> <BR> I'm glad th... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:36:17 EST Just Another Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430486 So another day begins. <BR> <BR> The ticking of the clock. The steady beating of one's heart. Thought processes entering and exiting the mind. Calm and peacefulness envelope me right now. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> I guess it's because my kids aren't awake yet! Woo Hoo! No one to ask for things, no bantering, no "Mom, I'm hungry." <BR> <BR> Just me, the computer and a cup of coffee. <BR> <BR> I've already heard the gender confused mail lady put the mail in the boxes across the street.... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:55:55 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419795 Hello fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I've been away for a few days. <BR> <BR> My family and I actually went on a vacation!!!!! I know, some of you say 'big deal'. Yet I say, "BIG DEAL!!!!!!" It finally happened. My husband took some time off and we went. <BR> <BR> You see, since he is self-employed, he doesn't get vacation pay. Except a couple of months ago, he agreed to take time off and go. Not long, mind you, but a little is better than nothing. Needless to say, we went to Jasper... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:00:44 EST Summer Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399399 Where has the time gone? I wish I really knew. I know that I have been busy with the homeschooling. I know that I just don't have the energy to do things, but I feel that time went by so quickly this past month. <BR> <BR> DD3 has to write her final science exam on Tuesday. She is so relieved that it's almost over. DD2 will be done her exams tomorrow. DD1 and my son are going to be done Wednesday morning. After that...no school. All done for the summer. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Wh... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:44:36 EST Still Sending a Busy Signal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371029 I am soooo sorry that I haven't been here for all of my friends. I'm sorry I haven't been cheering you on and lending you some comfort, or words of total nonsense lately. <BR> <BR> I'm just not able to be here. <BR> <BR> If you have forgotten, I'm homeschooling this one year with DD3. She is doing better. Done with physiotherapy and walking longer distances. She is in private swimming lessons and getting that extra workout on her foot. Which is great. <BR> <BR> She has 3 lessons t... Wed, 29 May 2013 01:42:26 EST Contemplating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243048 If only I could just get up and go. Except right now, I'm enjoying the moment. <BR> <BR> I'm typing this blog as I listen the dryer tumbling clothes round and round. A fresh clean load of laundry almost ready to be taken out. <BR> <BR> I am listening to my two eldest daughters talking and reading to one another in the far bedroom. Making noises of animals, laughing, chatting and just being together. Spending time. <BR> <BR> I hear the whir of the laptop and feel the warmth emanating ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:55:05 EST Dull http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211622 Alright, time to blog. <BR> <BR> I have been bad. Really. I know I'm in some kind of downward road. <BR> <BR> I have no energy to do anything and I have no thought of getting up and just doing more than the basics here at home. <BR> <BR> Sure, I'm helping my daughter with school, but I'm not doing the regular things that I used to do while the kids were in school. No walking, not much reading, not following the diet I put myself on for my fatty liver. <BR> <BR> Time to be honest ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:45:07 EST Rambling....Again. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170648 Another week gone and another week closer to Christmas. <BR> <BR> I have to say, DD1's drama play is over. This past weekend, we went to see the last night's performance and she was in the third leading role. She did fantastic. Her counterpart had lots of lines and forgot what to say in their scene a couple of times and she covered it perfectly. Bravo! I am so proud of her. She was sad it was the last night though. She had so much fun. <BR> <BR> I have to give myself a pat on the b... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:18:07 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158231 The day is busy. I have to try and clean up the house somewhat, because my DD2 is going to a after school dance and then 2 of her friends will be staying here. They're really nice girls. I like her friends. DD2 is so vibrant and busy and friendly and pretty much a happy-go-lucky person. An asset to the family. <BR> <BR> So, the bathrooms need cleaning, laundry pile needs to be reduced in size, floors swept, counter cleaned off. Meanwhile, I'm getting my hair done today and have to make... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 12:54:05 EST Long Time, No Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146218 Still here. Dropping by once and while, except for the past week. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> Two words. <BR> <BR> Computer problems. <BR> <BR> My modem is down. Not working. Kaput. <BR> <BR> I have to wait for my service provider to come here and find out what is going on. I also have to make sure that my DD3 gets her on-line lesson for her math class. Not that I'm really worried about that. It's just her teacher that is. Math is easy for me and I have no problems helping DD3 with i... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:46:38 EST Much Ado About Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121561 Thanks goodness Halloween is over! <BR> <BR> Next thing, Christmas. What a thing to think! Already? <BR> <BR> I know in the States, Thanksgiving is coming up, but not here. We do have a statutory holiday coming up for Remembrance Day, but then, it's Christmas. <BR> <BR> So, I've already got my wheels turning in my head about that. Why? Since there are things that I can make for the kids and my brother. Also, I just need to make note of what they need. <BR> <BR> I have little else ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:15:06 EST Getting My Groove Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103914 Where does the time go? I didn't realize that it's been that long since I posted a blog. Oops. <BR> <BR> Where to start...hmmm... <BR> <BR> I'm doing better, but still am not up to snuff. I have more energy and I can get more things done, but I find the more I move around, the weirder I feel. Like, standing up and making supper, my head felt fuzzy inside. Then I lied down for a little bit and I felt better. Go figure. <BR> <BR> I have been taking my kids to appointments, but I drew... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:15:49 EST Recovering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086497 I'm home. <BR> <BR> I feel like I had the workout of my life. (I guess it was). <BR> <BR> It was kind of annoying with the nurses. Don't get me wrong, but do you all have to ask me the same question, instead of talking amongst yourselves? <BR> <BR> "Why are you getting three units of blood?" <BR> <BR> "I'm anemic." <BR> <BR> "Do, you know what caused that? Is it your...(wait for it)...period?" <BR> <BR> OMG!!!! REALLY???? <BR> <BR> I don't really have trouble talking about my bod... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:24:26 EST I Thought I Was Just Out Of Shape. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084301 I know I was getting tired. I thought that had to do with my busyness with my kids and running the house and doing the errands and helping my husband and home schooling my youngest now. <BR> <BR> I felt that I didn't have the energy to exercise, let alone the time. <BR> <BR> I started a new, very strict diet that I lost quite a few pounds. Yay me! <BR> <BR> I was tired in the afternoons, probably due to lack of sleep. I can't settle down at night to sleep. Let alone get comfortable in ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:25:11 EST Tickety Boo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070518 What a week. I'm missing my hubby during the weekdays, since he's an hour and a half away, highway driving. So, it's been me and the kids. <BR> <BR> That's okay. We're doing alright. I must admit that I did have a weak moment and really, really, really, wanted some chips, but those DARN KIDS! They kept saying, "No, Mommy!" <BR> <BR> Plus, I have to say, that having one home and schooling, there is no room to think that I can just have a little bit of something that I shouldn't. (I'm... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:17:42 EST What I Have Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061353 Wow! Talk about working out...my brain. <BR> <BR> There is so much to organize and get the hang of. Nothing is more overwhelming than receiving a box, full of books and other materials and now has to 'get to it'. <BR> <BR> Correspondence is hard for someone like me, but not too hard for my 11 year old daughter. She gets up in the morning with the kids and then when they're out the door for school, she cleans the table and pulls out the books. Impressive. <BR> <BR> It has been said that... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:49:24 EST I'm Doing More Than I Thought I Would Ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048534 This is it. <BR> <BR> Nope. I really mean it. I have gone further in parenthood than I have ever thought I would. No wait for it...Are you in suspense? Yes?! No? Quit pulling your chain? <BR> <BR> Alright, here goes... <BR> <BR> I'm teaching. <BR> <BR> Not as in a 'job' teaching. I have never gone to University for that. <BR> <BR> My Husband and I finally got brave, stepped up to the plate and pulled my youngest out of her Elementary School. Why would we do such a thing? <BR> <... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:50:35 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020806 What a day, or should I say week. <BR> <BR> I have been diligent with this new diet I was put on and I tell you, last night was rough. If it weren't for my incredible kids and husband.... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> To put it bluntly, I had cravings and I was very frustrated. First time since I started this new diet on the 10th. <BR> <BR> So what happened? Not too sure. I stepped on the scale and it didn't budge. It basically said that I gained. WHAT? I know that I didn't drink enough ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:39:54 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016961 Wow. I can believe that I haven't blogged in a long time, but there just wasn't much happening here in July. Kids home for the school summer holidays and it was just me and the kids and nothing to do or go. <BR> <BR> Since August came around... <BR> <BR> Busy. That's it, plain and simple. <BR> <BR> Last week, my two eldest children were taking a driver's ed, written course for three days. That left me in the city with nothing in particular to do, but wait for basically a school day. ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:26:13 EST Shaking Up Over Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4931671 Things are shaking up here! <BR> <BR> I found out that my husband will be working at a job site here in town starting tomorrow. So, after I drop my kids off at school, I will be heading over to the house and start working with my husband. Taping is hard work and that will burn the calories. <BR> <BR> I know my problems for losing weight. <BR> <BR> I don't move around much. It hurts to be on my feet all day. So, my husband doesn't push me too hard, 'cause he knows that I can barely walk... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:51:17 EST