LALATIDAH's SparkPeople Blog LALATIDAH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's a SPECIAL day! 30 more minutes and I leave to go pick up my Amie!! YAY!! <em>334</em> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:43:44 EST WHIRLWIND TWO DAYS! My hubs and I left yesterday afternoon on a spur of the moment out of town trip for business. I called our VIP host at the Peppermill Casino Resort and booked a room for the night. Hubs & I played a few penny slot machines... we took $100 each..... I came home with over $600 and he came home with a lil over $400. He took care of the customers this morning while I got to sleep in. We had an awesome lunch at our favorite deli - Manhattan Deli at the Atlantis. Then came home. He 's taking ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:19:27 EST Friday is almost here! Tomorrow is Friday and I can't wait for Saturday!! My daughter is coming for a quick visit!! She goes to Purdue in Indiana and came home to go to her Dad's wedding (today) and will spend tomorrow with her hubby's fam and with us Saturday!! I can't wait!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:25:03 EST Nothing to say... Looking over the past few days of blogging... I haven't had much to say... <em>198</em> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:01:32 EST What happened to my BLOG? I blogged yesterday, but I can't see it anywhere!!! GAH! <em>2</em> <em>39</em> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:47:25 EST FUNday Sunday = NAP I'm exhausted! <em>102</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:46:55 EST The weekend is here and.... no plans... Sunday's plans have changed. I'll get to watch NASCAR!! Go #48 Jimmie Johnson! <em>334</em> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:13:27 EST Friday, the beginning of.... the WEEKEND!! YAY! Hubs will be working a bit in the morning and I have a few makeup deliveries. Nothing planned for tomorrow afternoon. Sunday, Hubs has a service call in San Francisco, so we are going to finally take the time to WALK ON the Golden Gate Bridge. He has always wanted to do that, but is SCARED <em>40</em> . So we will do it Sunday and check it off his Bucket List! YAY! <em>334</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:50:31 EST BUSY THURSDAY I'm taking the day to get some work done on the puter... something I should do more often in daily spurts so I don't have to go back and take a whole day to reorganize! Shame on me! Ya know how you tell yourself "well, this one lil thing can wait"? well, that one lil thing turned into one big mess and now I have to take (a lot of) time to reorganize to be more efficient in my daily tasks. <em>198</em> <img src=" Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:07:17 EST YAY! I BEAT IT! No summer cold!! I caught it two days ago. Hot & sour soup and Nyquil were my heroes! <em>334</em> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:14:40 EST SUMMER COLDS! Well, I woke up with a sore throat! GAH! <em>527</em> I feel fine after having a GOOD night's sleep <em>102</em> of 11 hours with only one wake up - <em>304</em> Nyquil... couldn't have done it without you! <em>224</em> <BR> So, I'm running errands today and one of those errands will be a stop at my favorite Chinese restaurants to get hot & sour soup - enough for two days! That should do the trick! <em>334</em> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:23:16 EST I'm draggin.... I am sooo NOT a morning person, but I AM a GOOD friend. I had to get up at 5:30 and out the door to pick up a friend to take him to work. Got back home at 8:00 am and went back to bed, but couldn't sleep... I'm TOO TIRED! GAH! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here's a pic of some of what we cooked on the grill yesterday. Sure was yummy!! <BR> I hope your Mahvelous Monday is going well.... I'm going back to bed! <em>1... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:14:11 EST FUNday Sunday!! I am so excited!! A friend who moved across the US last year is back! She is coming over today!! I can't wait to see her! We are having a feast on the BBQ grill!! The guys are eating rib-eye, I'll be eating grilled FRESH wild-caught salmon. also grilling zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, yellow & orange bells, and corn. Quite healthy, I am proud to say! Well, except for the boys choice of protein! But, that's okay... I just know I (and that's a BIG I) am making the healthy choice! YAY ... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:56:19 EST The weekend is here and???? No big plans for the weekend. Going to get my nails done, then go over to a friends house. He & Hubs are gonna fix the sprinkler valves. One leaks, one doesn't work at all and others are just old. <BR> I hope you have an <em>345</em> weekend! <em>334</em> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:06:51 EST ALMOST.... I almost had a meltdown!! I came downstairs and my puter wouldn't boot up! <em>40</em> I tried everything I knew to do... re-boot, turn off puter, change battery in mouse... but NOTHING!! Called the hubs. He told me to turn off the power strip then turn it back on again... WHEW!! <em>198</em> it worked!! <BR> But, now I get to go puter shopping!! Gonna go see what I can get in our price range! Do you know of any puters for $10? LOL <em>334</em> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:35:47 EST Good Deed for the day... I am NOT a morning person... I had to get up at 5:30 am this morning. I went to bed at midnight (early for me!) with the alarm clock set for 5:30 and my FitBit alarm set for 5:30. I barely got any sleep at all! I kept waking up to see if it was time to wake up!! GAH!! <em>198</em> <BR> I had to get up for a very good reason. I have a friend who is single and has no family. He got a DUI in June and the process is slow. For now, his license has been suspended so he cannot drive for t... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:02:48 EST Another hump in the week I like Wednesdays... it's kinda like a reminder in the middle of the week that the weekend is almost here! No biggie, though.... I have no plans (YET!) <em>334</em> <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:29:23 EST I hope you enjoy this... Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> on my desk where I'm sitting <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> out on service calls <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> bedhead <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> living in Las Vegas <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> don't admit to having one, but he's dead (long story) <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> my life with My Husband... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:46:53 EST It's Monday AGAIN! It's just another day for me, but somehow I'm feeling refreshed and ready to take on this week! I'm gonna <em>386</em> thru this day but take a few moments here and there to be THANKFUL for what I have! ( <em>304</em> Steve!) <BR> I hope your week goes <em>250</em> !! Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:48:52 EST FUNday Sunday it IS!! FUN? well, I guess if I'm not working, then it MUST BE fun! Not that I don't like my work! I DO!! But, don't want to get in trouble for talking about my awesome makeup biz, so I won't! LOL <BR> NASCAR is on in a little less than an hour... GO #48 Jimmie Johnson!! <BR> I'll be working on my big crochet project that I haven't touched in over a month! Gotta git er done! Quiet day! Hope your is a good ont too! <em>20</em> Sun, 9 Aug 2015 13:46:02 EST Satur-YAY! Yes, it's SaturYay!! It's nice to not have any MUST-DOs today! Hubs is in his mancave watching baseball (yeah, right... we know what he's REALLY doing! <em>102</em> ) LOL Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:33:22 EST Thank God for.... EVERY DAY!! Not just Friday! I hope you have a <em>250</em> weekend! Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:37:55 EST It's Slurpee Time!! <img src=""> I have a confession to make! I have fallen in LOVE!! In love with a Slurpee! Not just ANY Slurpee... Sour Patch Watermelon Slurpee. I have a 7-11 barely 1/8 of a mile from my house and I have lived here for 12 years, but have only been in that 7-11 a total of 4 times - the past two times, to get a Sour Patch Watermelon Slurpee. I bought this refillable cup today for $2.99 and refills will be $1. ... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 17:21:18 EST Halfway thru the M-F week That means something to most people... one day is the same as the next for me... except for the happenings within each day. I'm happy each day I wake up!! Thanks to God for that! <em>211</em> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 19:06:44 EST Okay? Not so much.... I'm not really much of a complainer... but I feel like I have been complaining way too much lately!! I went to the gym yesterday and overdid it!! I am back in pain AGAIN!!! AAARGH!! <em>198</em> <em>24</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:19:23 EST Here I go!!! It's Monday... the new start of a new week of a new month!! WOW! That's NEW! <em>250</em> I'm getting ready to go to the gym. Was going to swim, but I really want to read.... so I'll take my iPad and walk 3 miles on the treadmill. <em>231</em> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:02:52 EST Sunday, the day to relax.. and that's just what I'm gonna do, but I feel a lil guilty because that's all I did last week..okay, so I had a good excuse <em>250</em> ... I had no choice! I am praying that my relaxing today will allow me to get some exercise in next week... NO EXCUSES!! <em>386</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:44:37 EST New month, new start... Isn't that what we do each month? Just because it's a new month that starts with <em>249</em> , it becomes a do-over! Well, that's true in my case too, but I'm gonna call it a "Do-BETTER"! <em>3</em> I didn't do so well as far as exercising goes last month. Near the end of the month, I had a lot of sciatic pain. I know that exercising helps alleviate that pain, but I also know that I shouldn't drive when I'm in that much pain! It's a vicious cycle!! I am starting this month off wit... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:29:33 EST No skipping! I don't want to skip a day of blogging. I'm having trouble sitting in my desk chair again today, so I'm keeping it short! <BR> Thanks for stopping by! Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:26:01 EST SCORCHING HOT! It's another over 100 day here in Sacramento. Being in a drought and having all these massive fires makes it even harder to bear the heat knowing all those firemen are risking their lives to get them contained. and here I am complaining about my back pain while sitting in an air conditioned house with all the cold water I can drink! I pray for their safety and they contain these monsters soon. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:21:11 EST In serious pain today It is HOT <em>259</em> today, so I am staying inside. My sciatica is acting up and it is hard to sit, stand or lay down for any length of time, so I am up, sitting & laying down at different intervals trying to get something accomplished. I'm glad I have a project for each position! <em>224</em> I can do some billing while sitting, do some dinner prep while standing, and some reading while laying down. But it's still so frustrating!! <em>198</em> I want to go to the gym and si... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:12:15 EST Spark Goodie for me!! This morning when I spun the <em>347</em> , I got 50 SparkGoodies <em>244</em> . Usually, when that happens, I get myself a goodie of the same value I won. Well, as you can see.... <img src=""> our weather is forecast to be quite HOT this week, so I "bought" myself a swimming pool with my SparkPoints! I guess if I just think about the fact I "have" a pool, it will help... but.. in reality... I'm going to the... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:07:12 EST Monday ...... again... It's funny how so many people dread Monday <em>24</em> ... I don't... everyday is the same for me. But, that's a good thing! <em>334</em> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:49:11 EST OOOPs! I didn't know we couldn't "advertise" on our blogs. Got my hand spanked! Oh well.. now I know... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:54:58 EST FUNday Sunday For me, it's RESTday Sunday... <em>198</em> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:45:49 EST Feeling.... quiet Not really in a blogging mood today... BUT.. I do have a celebration... I scored 122 in points from my Goal Page!! <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:54:59 EST Skipped a few days... Was in Reno for a few days with no puter... guess I could have posted a blog from my iPhone, but it's kinda hard cuz I was wearing my contacts and my reading glasses broke and I haven't replaced them yet! I haven't been able to find a purple pair in the strength I need! <em>198</em> <BR> Funny how I am sooooo into purple!! Everything MUST be purple! <em>425</em> <em>520</em> <em>526</em> <em>277</em> <em>44</em> <em>242</em> <em>411</em> <em>462</em> <BR> <em>... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:03:32 EST Weekend Start I am starting my weekend with a lil sadness. A long-time friend passed away suddenly. Wasn't even ill. Don't know the cause yet. He & his wife had the PERFECT marriage.. much like mine & my hubs. She was totally dependent on him after her stroke about 20 years ago. She doesn't drive and unable to work. I am really worried about how she is going to survive! Please send good thoughts & prayers for her. Her name is Dorothy AKA Punky. <em>304</em> <BR> Okay,... let's switch the mood ... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:19:38 EST It's Friday! It doesn't really matter what day of the week it is... All three of my businesses are not Monday through Friday jobs, so the weekend isn't that big a deal. My Hubs & I are fortunate to be able to make any day of the week our weekend... but sometimes we don't get any weekend. But we make it what we make it... and still enjoy our life! <em>334</em> <BR> I wish for you all, a very nice weekend! Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:19:47 EST My day at the fair yesterday... I had a good time at the fair yesterday! I didn't get to see everything I wanted to see having two guys with me... you know,,, the flower exhibit, the babies being born, the retail area, ... so, I will go again ALONE next week during the day when my guys are working! LOL <BR> I did have a funnel cake - my first one ever! I had one with Bavarian cream & whipped cream. I couldn't eat it all cuz it was so sickenly sweet, but I ate half. I don't care too much for fried food, so It's hard to find... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:55:25 EST It's FAIR time! I'm going to the fair today! I have a "date" with my bartender! Martina McBride is performing tonight and he LOVES her! He hasn't been to the fair in years, so I volunteered to go with him! My hubs will catch up with us in the late afternoon. I know I will definitely get my 10K steps in today with all the walking! Last year, I had a 18K step day at the fair! EASY PEASY!! <BR> I hope you all have an <em>345</em> day (Ha! you thought I was going to forget to put in an emoticon!!) <em>... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:56:51 EST YAY!! Back on track! I just got back from the gym! The girls at the desk asked where I've been! Their computer showed them I hadn't been there or any other gym location in over a week! GAH! Baaad Lala! But, new week, new start.... <BR> Did 3.22 miles... the .22 was the cool down... on the treadmill... why didn't it go to .25!! I would've kept going... I didn't even realize my hour was up. the treadmill will go for one hour then do a cool down. then <em>227</em> so if you want to go longer, you have to s... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:35:10 EST The excitement is over, but it's not OVER! My Open House yesterday was a HUGE success!! <em>104</em> I was exhausted from a weekend with 6 hours sleep TOTAL! so, I was in bed AND asleep by 9:30 last night. woke up this morning at 9:00.... 11.5 hours of sleep... and it was GOOD sleep! <em>102</em> Guess I was tired? <BR> I never went to the gym last week due to out of town work for our alarm company, and preparation for my Open House for my Younique biz. So, this week, I am determined to go to the gym every day this week (... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:07:37 EST OOOPS ... Missed a day! I guess I missed blogging yesterday! <em>24</em> Sorry bout that! I went with the Hubs on service calls in Reno. The two calls took less than 10 minutes each, so we stayed and played at our favorite casino Peppermill. <BR> Today is my Open House for my Younique biz! I am sooo excited <em>334</em> and hope it is successful! <em>104</em> I am sure it will be... our other two in the past were! <BR> I hope you all have a nice day! <em>67</em> <em>129</em> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:56:23 EST NUTSY KOOKOO!! <img src=""> <BR> So, I don't know if you can tell, but I'm running around today with my face half made up. I have a meeting with my team in preparation for our open house this Sunday. I'd like to stay and chat, but I gotta get going! <BR> Check out my makeup line at <BR> Have a <em>250</em> DAY!! Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:35:43 EST BIZZY Another bizzy day! <em>198</em> But in a GOOD way! <em>224</em> <BR> Yesterday, during one of my step-back-and -take-a-breath breaks, I took some time to reconnect with some of my SparkFriends with whom I've lost touch. Quite a few, I noticed, hadn't blogged or commented or messaged me in a few YEARS! so I messaged them in hope they will answer & in hope they are still on SP! So I will patiently wait... <em>211</em> <BR> I just hit 1000 Sparkpoints for this month!! <em>244</e... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:49:28 EST BUSY BUSY!! As I look at that word... BUSY... I wonder who decided to spell it that way.... it should be BIZZY! But I guess it's really a derivative from the word business... WHATEVER!! It doesn't matter... all I know is I had another BUSY morning!! Not the kind of busy that shows... it was all in messaging between my Younique team, who are spread all over the USA! But, we accomplished a LOT! <em>104</em> So, I'm <em>30</em> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 17:42:41 EST Back on track... AGAIN! I had a LAZY day yesterday.., couldn't focus on my to-do list, didn't WANT to do anything.. just wanted to be LAZY! I guess we all have days like that! Okay, been there done that! Now it's time to get back on track and FOCUS!! <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:52:35 EST too much to do! When I have too much to do, I usually get nothing done! <em>198</em> I am a very organized person, <em>224</em> but I just get so flustered when I have too much to do! <em>40</em> I have my list and all I have to do is start at the top (the list is already prioritized!!) and cross them off as I get each one done... but NO! I keep finding "things" to do other than that on the list... GAH!! <em>40</em> No worries... I still have the rest of the day & tomorrow!! {{smh}} Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:23:03 EST Whew! It's over! I made it through the 4th without a single tear <em>46</em> and no bad mood <em>39</em> . Hubs & I went to the theater and saw San Andreas. We LOVED it. Of course it's hyped up and unreal, but it was <em>345</em> !! One we would see again! <BR> No exciting plans for today. Just gonna take it easy and enjoy the quiet. We may go to Thunder Valley casino later before our birthday dinner event with our BFF's kids. <BR> I hope you all have a FUNday Sunday! <em>334</em> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 13:53:26 EST