KIM22211's SparkPeople Blog KIM22211's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Was Santa good to you? Hope you all had a fab Christmas! Ours was wonderful. Hubs got called in to work for tonight and I too am working but rather than complain, I am grateful that we have jobs and that we will have extra income to help pay for all the extras! <BR> Everyone seemed to love their gifts and it was a perfect day! <BR> Merry Christmas! Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:17:59 EST What a nice gift! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of my son's girlfriend, her name is Abigail, got this for us! Wasn't that such a sweet wonderful gift?! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:28:26 EST Christmas cooking/baking with my baby <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He is my youngest son. He has a degree in restaurant management and culinary arts so he is my little helper in the kitchen. <BR> We went shopping together and had a great day! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is our big day with the kids and Christmas Day is with my whole family. <BR> Hope you all have a blessed Christmas! Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:16:25 EST The way it is done in KC! Hubs is making his homemade bbq sauce that has been a family recipe for years and years and years! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> looks awesome! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> putting it in handled mugs this year! Should be much easier on us! And then they can use the cup afterwards! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a Sparklin... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:38:15 EST If nothing else..... I am getting in my water today and yesterday! I am monitoring it closely! Drink that water! <BR> Have a great weekend! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:54:19 EST It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Much to my surprise, I opened the back door to find a winter wonderland in progress! It only adds to the joy for me at this time of the year! <BR> It looks like about 3 inches. I have no clue how much we are going to get. I rarely watch the news! <BR> But a great surprise for me! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will try to get a prettier one from the front of th... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:53:39 EST Dead dog tired I have been working overtime and I have been use to 32 hour weeks so 48 hours feels like a ton! lol That is funny because I use to work 70 hours a week straight if not more for 8 years straight! See what getting spoiled does to you?! <BR> Well I have all the gifts wrapped and the dogs and I are dead dog tired! Caught them sleeping and it was so precious how Harley had her arm around her sister Bea. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Christmas ... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:12:30 EST Gifts My dad bought my mom this beautiful purse and asked me to get it wrapped for him! My dad is the worlds best gift wrapper! When he was a youngster he did it as a job for Hallmark Cards display windows! So he asked me to wrap this for him! I would never intend to insult a 3rd grader but I think my level of skill is that of a 3rd grader compared to dear old dad! <BR> Well, it will be exciting to see how I do! lol <BR> Have a great rest of your Monday! Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:34:49 EST much better! I got caught up on sleep, headed to church this morning then going to get the last minute stuff for gifts and then wrap some! <BR> I even made one batch of quick cookies last night! I feel really good for this time of year! I have never been this far ahead of the game! <BR> Have a great one all! Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:51:37 EST hanging on! Voice is still in tact! Call volume dropped a bit which is expected in the weeeeee hours of the night. 4 hours to go. 23 out of the last 32 hours have been work. I will miss this maybe in January! <BR> Have a wonderful weekend! I plan to sleep/finish wrapping/go to church/chill! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:16:51 EST Operators 2 worse nightmares 1. hiccups. So hard to take a call with them. <BR> 2. Losing your voice. I am heading into number 2 now! ugh! <BR> 17 hour day! Merry Christmas! Tis the season! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:28:02 EST Answered Prayers? I received a call today from work. They asked if I could work some over time this week. <BR> So I will be a busy girl between now and Tuesday. Good news for extra money right before Christmas! <BR> But I am going to be one tired girl! <BR> Hope I can think up some quick easy dinners! <BR> Have a great evening! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:37:41 EST Tank the Pug My son has always wanted a pug! He got one tonight. <BR> Tank! lol He wouldnt hold still for a pic. He was too excited! So this is as good as it gets! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He is a doll! Hope Tank is a good fit for my son! Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:41:20 EST Sometimes you feel like you just can't win.... With all this stupid insurance changes in the USA, we just got word ours was increasing for 2015 by 240%. <BR> Nothing motivates you to be healthy like that! <BR> Now it is mandatory that we have insurance and so there is no way around this. <BR> Talk about a punch in the gut! <BR> If you are not healthy now, GET HEALTHY QUICK! <BR> Take good care of you and yours! Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:53:42 EST Baby Blanket......... DONE!!! <BR> <BR> It is really much prettier than the picture shows! <BR> I am so happy it turned out great! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a peaceful evening. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:07:36 EST Nice,quiet, peaceful evening Enjoyed a nice quiet evening. Had Chinese for dinner and I went with shrimp vegetables. I have not logged it yet but feel pretty good about my choice. It wasn't fried so that is a plus,right?! <BR> Have a wonderful weekend all! Fri, 5 Dec 2014 22:15:16 EST advantages and disadvantages I am the child that lives the closest to my parents. I love living so close and although there are a couple others that live nearby, I am about 1/2 mile from their house. <BR> Hard to say whether this is an advantage or a disadvantage............... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Oh, did I mention my mom is the best cook...EVER!!! <BR> She was doing some baking today and had an extra she brought over! <BR> It is still hot from the oven! <BR> Ho... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 19:49:53 EST Blankets and gifts I have my blanket started for the baby boy. I am trying to get it done by Christmas! It is so soft and cuddly! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is a very bulky yarn so it is harder to work with but I am making great head way. Just started it tonight after dinner so I might not be around here too much because my time is going to be spent trying to get it done! <BR> <BR> I will post a pic when I get it all finished! Hope it turns out gre... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 02:09:41 EST Boy oh Boy! My first born son and his wife just found out their first baby is going to be a BOY!! It didn't matter to me in the least but I am just excited to get to know now! <BR> Time to start my blanket for the baby boy!! Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:41:10 EST Finished with the decor! I have all the Christmas decor done that I am going to do. Donating some to my son because this is his first Christmas in his home and having his own tree! <BR> Fun stuff! <BR> Have a great one all! Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:16:07 EST I survived! No sleep for the last 2 days and ventured out to get that leather for my son on Black Friday! He assured me that it would not be busy because, well, after all, it isn't like it is a "typical" black Friday target point for most! <BR> I pulled into the parking lot as sure enough... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I almost fainted! I called my son and said I thought you said nobody would be here!!!! Well, as soon as I got parked, the doors had... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:50:27 EST One place and one place only! My idea of shopping on black Friday is in my robe in front of my computer! But my son, who doesn't live in town requested that I go to this leather store to buy some leather for him on a sale they are having. He makes all sorts of cool things with the leather. Very talented kiddo he is! Here are a few of his many items: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:23:59 EST Have a safe and Happy THANKSGIVING! There is so much to be thankful for! <BR> <em>429</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:31:32 EST The big day is approaching.... quickly! I am in charge of the turkey! My mom is having the dinner at their home. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:13:43 EST Prayers to the city of Ferguson The city could sure use our prayers. Fires, riots, looting terrible terrible fear. <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:16:07 EST Don't know if I am coming or going! We have had a busy weekend! I am scheduled to have about 30 people in my home Thursday....................enter plumbing problem! <BR> Kitchen sink clogged. bad! Hubs finally got to get under there and take a look and oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh noooooooooo! Without being skilled to tell it properly, let's just try to say this, the pipe that leaves the sink and goes down into the ground (to leave the house) SNAPPED OFF......AT THE BASE!!! oh but wait, it just gets better, the pipe is down in... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:16:12 EST a reminder <img src=""> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:18:48 EST Busy but Productive! I have been making my homemade hot cocoa mix and dehydrating the marshmallows to go in it! I am putting some of it in Mason Jars and some in storage containers I got for gifts! I am going to look for a good deal on mugs and grab some of those to add to the gifts too! I am really enjoying this season! <BR> It is coming soon to start gift wrapping! <BR> Hope you are staying warm! It is so cold here and we are all laying around with our extra throws on us! lol <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:13:08 EST that is right! Baby! <img src=""> <BR> woo hoo! <BR> <BR> My baby! You can't weigh sexy! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> have a wonderful weekend all! Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:58:13 EST lights! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got hubs up on the roof on the last warm day of the year probably! He is getting the lights all set up for Christmas! Unfortunately, he didn't quite finish so now in order to have them on at all, he is going to HAVE to get back up there and make the finishing touches or they will not go on at all. If they can't be right, then I don't even want them on at all! <BR> Well, at least it is going to be a real quick fix,... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:59:26 EST Starting my baking!! Today I am going to make those little bitty loaves of banana bread! I have been saving my dark bananas and so I have tons of them! I will wrap them real good and freeze them. I am giving them with some of my gifts! I hope to have about 15 all done tomorrow! <BR> I will make the hot cocoa mix this weekend! <BR> <BR> REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS CHRISTMAS!!!! <BR> <BR> One good thing about when I am baking, for some reason, I have no desire at all to taste or sample at all. I might try it... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:49:29 EST sorry! I have had too many irons in the fire and have not been around enough! But hope to be back to normal now! Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:22:13 EST one of my Favorite Christmas gifts My friend on here Paula just shared some great memories of her Christmas pasts and made me have a chuckle remembering back when I was a kid! <BR> I will never forget looking through the catalogs as a kid. It is now replaced with online shopping as you all know! But the catalog was so much fun! It was exciting getting that catalog in the mail and going through it page by page! <BR> I found my doll in it! She was so pretty! They had the full page as this blonde blue eyed baby doll. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 04:36:53 EST Lesson learned! That crazy eating sure wasn't worth it! <BR> I had a sour stomach and headache and lousy feeling all day!! Save yourself the pain and take my word for it! It sure isn't worth it! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 6 Nov 2014 01:25:37 EST no more yo yo yo yo yoing Why is this feeling of deprivation causing stress and causing the need or feeling to just want to binge!!? <BR> Must.get.control Kim!!! <BR> This is ridiculous! <BR> Stop this insanity....please! <BR> Here's to a new day. A new start. <BR> Keep the faith! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:39:32 EST Amazing Job! <BR> My son has adopted a healthier lifestyle and been working on a weight loss for quite some time. This was his status today he posted............. <BR> <BR> "6.3 pounds to go. Did a lot of cardio this week, including running a 10:30 mile, which I haven't done since high school. I avoided Halloween candy. I enjoyed plenty of broccoli and eggs. Weight lifting and strength training. Working on the Jeep and cleaning out lumber of a basement. I got a lot of encouragement from Abigail and I kn... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:23:53 EST yabba dabba <img src=""> <BR> <BR> meet the Flintstones! Halloween fun! <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great one! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:04:55 EST Push it back! Don't forget we get an extra hour of sleep tonight!!!! woo hoo! I always love this day! Saw the article on here about it as well! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=1236 </link> <BR> <BR> Also, happy All Saints Day and happy birthday to my dad!!!! He reminds us it is All Saints Day on his birthday! hee heee He is 79 today!!!! <BR> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 06:10:34 EST Charlie Brown <img src=""> my sister did an amzing job on her sons costume! She made his head out of paper mache .....We got very few trick or treaters.......guess because it was so cold! <BR> Have a great night! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:02:36 EST Such Respect Well, as the world knows, the boys in blue didn't win the World series. It was kinda sad. But they were so respectful and the entire city rallied and it was a grand night in Kansas City. <BR> I unfortunately can not say the same for the other teams city. There was rioting and even a couple of people shot. Makes me wonder what would have happened if they had lost???? <BR> It is a day to be proud to be a loyal royal! <BR> Have a wonderful evening! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:09:07 EST I still won't watch it............ The big final game is on tonight! Game 7 of the World Series! I am not a huge baseball fan but of course I cheer on my home team but I can not watch it. I get sick. I get nervous. I have already lost all my nails. In fact, I would challenge you to find anyone in Kansas City Mo that still have nails to bite! <BR> My hubs will have it on and he will be cheering or screaming depending on how the game goes! <BR> The Giants are a great team and us Royals have had to really come back and work har... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:52:37 EST here we go hubs just drove by the stadium. It is a packed house! He tried to snap a pic <img src=""> but he didn't want to take his eyes off the road. So this is the best he could get! <BR> <BR> This is a real pic we took this summer when we went to the game! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now the score is 6-0 Royals!!!! but this part is just getting started! <BR> <BR> Have a grea... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:09:19 EST home field advantage? Well the 2 final games are here in KC. We must win in order to take the crown. No matter what, I am so proud of the boys in blue. They fought hard to get where they are and they made it to the top! So I still have hope they can take the crown...... <BR> btw, I don't watch it! lol It unnervous me ! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:43:07 EST ugly night Well, game 4 is tonight. Final night in San Fran. 2-2 as of now. Royals need to pull it together! <BR> Come boys! TAKE THE CROWN! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:04:09 EST 2 and 1!!! We have won the first away game and the 2nd home game so we are ahead one game!! Go Royals!!! <BR> Have a great autumny weekend! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:47:39 EST Come back on a Royal Scale! Don't know what happened to my boys in blue the other night but last night they played like champs! <BR> We won game 2! 7-2! What a game! We are back baby! Here is a pic of Game 2 of the 2014 World Series! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's take the crown Royals!!! <BR> <em>285</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:40:28 EST If the Harley fits <img src=""> Ride it! <BR> Found a bike that will fit me! lol! As it turns out, I am considered petite! who knew! With a little modification with the seat moved forward, this bike is low enough for me to ride. Not happening. But it was fun to look around while hubs was getting his bike serviced! <BR> Just window shopping! <BR> But it sure is cute for a Harley! <BR> Have a Wonderful Wednesday Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:38:57 EST been too busy Hubs days off means less sparking for me! He goes back to work tomorrow so I will be in touch! <BR> Game one of the world series tonight! My home team, the Kansas City Royals are in it! yay!!! Turkey dogs for dinner! sounds like a game day plan! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:41 EST Sunday rest day I went to church, then to the grocery store. Hubs is working today until 7pm so I am making a roast. Home smells wonderful. Not too often do I do a roast but it will be a wonderful relaxing evening enjoying a nice cool autumn and a warm yummy comfort food like a Sunday roast! <BR> Growing up, my mom had a roast every Sunday right after church. Good memories! <BR> Have a great day today! <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:08:31 EST Christmas Shopping...already!? Hard to believe, but I have already got quiet a little head start on some Christmas shopping! I can't believe I have so much done and it is still the middle of October! I am hoping I won't feel the pain (financially) as bad by doing some early! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend all! Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:50:49 EST