LASARRE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LASARRE LASARRE'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/ Going the Wrong Direction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737380 This week was bad for me on the scale. It went up to a place I haven't been in a while and I am so angry with myself. It's not like I don't know what I am doing wrong. I am eating wrong and drinking wrong. When we eat at home, my husband is making sides of french fries and macaroni and cheese. I think I am tired of fighting him for healthy things. He decided to lose 10 lbs and he did it. Now, he is maintaining so he makes whatever he wants. <BR> <BR> When we have been going out, I have... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:48:24 EST Bad Feet :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736173 A few weeks ago, I went to my doc as I am having really bad foot pain. He checked the heels and it is not that. He also x-rayed and there is nothing wrong with the bones or anything. He told me to get metatarsal bars. I took one look at that prescription and said forget it. <BR> <BR> Things have been getting worse. Finally, I decided to google the metatarsal bars and discovered they are not that uncommon. They are basically inserts with some sort of cushioning around the ball of the foo... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:33:18 EST This and That http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735338 Things have been relatively quiet so I have been spending a lot of time with JC. Unfortunately, he has some rash or something on his neck and it is bothering him quite a bit. The vet said the bugs around here have been horrible this year and it is affecting a lot of the horses. The girl who takes care of him is going to be gone from tomorrow until next Sunday so I will make a point of getting out there more often to make sure he is ok. The woman who owns the place will be taking care of the... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:33:45 EST What a Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732644 I went for another group lesson on JC today. He was awesome! He was sort of crabby as there were 4 other horses in the ring and the riders are fairly new and kind of all over the place. I decided not to get frustrated by it, but to use it to learn to go around traffic (that's what we call other horses in the ring). One of the hardest things for me to do was to maneuver around the warm up ring before I showed. Warm up rings are nuts. Horses are going every direction. People are running aro... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:50:46 EST It's Not Just For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732138 I went to the barn to ride JC today. I hadn't been there since last Wednesday. The weather was awful and I got busy and I put him on the back burner. I keep forgetting that I can't do that as it is not just me that is affected, but him too. When I got out there, he looked terrible. He has hair missing from the underside of his neck. He was caked in mud and he was pretty angry with me. He wouldn't look at me. <BR> <BR> I have trouble remembering that he is no longer in training. Yes, the... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:17:43 EST Looking for a few days off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731466 Wow, they say Summer is dead for realtors. Historically, it has been, but this summer has been crazy. I have been so busy that I haven't been able to get out to see JC since last Wednesday. Part of that was our awful weather too. I just can't go out there when it is above 80 with 80 or 90% humidity. It is gross for me and him. <BR> <BR> I think I have the next couple of days off. All I have outstanding right now is one offer I wrote last night. I know those buyers are going out of tow... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:22:23 EST How Lucky I am! Pics included :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729024 I realized how lucky I am on Saturday. Sarah and I may have had the one bump in the road, but she is a great and very responsible young lady. It really hit me how lucky I am when another young lady came to the graduation party. She is the great grand daughter of the woman who used to watch the kids when I was at work. <BR> <BR> This young lady is one month younger than Sarah. She still hasn't graduated from high school. She has been thrown out of 7 schools. She has a warrant for her arr... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:14:06 EST A New Chapter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727609 Today we are having a graduation party for Sarah. For 15 years, I have had a party every summer. It has taken many forms over the years. This one is a happy occasion, but it is also sad. Two years ago, I had a graduation party for my son and that night was the night my mom fell and ended up in the hospital. She was gone 6 weeks later. I have pictures of my mom and my aunt sitting together. Something told me it was important to take those pictures. I remember saying at the time that we couldn'... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:14:50 EST Lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723301 Every Saturday (or at least when I can get there) JC and I have been taking a group lesson with some young people. Very young compared to me. Yesterday I realized that these lessons have taught me a lot about myself not just about JC and me, but just about me. <BR> <BR> The first lesson we had was a disaster. We had only been out there for about a week I think. JC was jumping off the rail and heading for the center and I was sure I would never figure it out. <BR> <BR> The Sunday before ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:01:34 EST 5% Challenge: I'm Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722789 I am ready for this 5% challenge that is starting today with my awesome Teddy Bear team. I am ready to lose the 5% this challenge. <BR> <BR> I need to get in that riding suit next year. That is my long term goal. In the short term, we have that cruise planned to Alaska in August and I would like to get into my nicer clothes that I have used for past cruises. <BR> <BR> This last week I did pretty well with exercise. I got in 5 days. I have started to add the recumbent bike into my workou... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:53:26 EST Getting My Groove Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718602 Yesterday, I rode JC in a group and it was awesome! He was so much fun that it reminded me of my showing days. The kids were supposed to practice a victory pass at the end and we did it too. He loved it. He is used to them as he was a champion when we stopped showing. I think he misses the attention of showing and being with other horses. He really enjoyed it. I was pretty proud of myself that I kept a space to myself with 4 other horses in the ring and I remembered my showing skills. <B... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:56:35 EST Updates- This and That http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717846 Wow, this week went fast. I'm not sure exactly where it went, but it didn't turn out like it was supposed to. I was supposed to have 4 closings this week. I ended up with 1. Three of them have been pushed back for one reason or another. Every reason has to do with the lender. I am so glad I stick to the lenders I do for my buyers. I don't have issues. Each one of these closings was to be on a listing I have not a buyer I have. It has been very frustrating. <BR> <BR> I made it out to th... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:24:52 EST Proud Mom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714232 We had a rough week, but all seems to be on track with DD. I'm thinking maybe I didn't give her enough credit or I jumped at something I shouldn't have. In all of her years, she hasn't given me one ounce of trouble. I think what I read was just someone venting. I suppose it is no different than what I do on here. <BR> <BR> Friday she did clean her room and filled the garbage can. She took 6 bags of old clothes, junk etc out of there. Saturday, she drove herself and a friend to an out... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:27:59 EST Think before you Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713447 OMG, I my brother in law rants constantly on Facebook. It's gotten to the point that he is saying some very hurtful things that could hurt his relationship with people in the family. I don't know why it is that people think that posting to social sites is license to be a jerk. G-d forbid you question him and his ideas. His answer is unfriend me if you don't like what I say. OK, then you would have no friends left. <BR> <BR> Usually, I am good at ignoring him. He just starting posting ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 13:06:46 EST More Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712626 The other day my daughter said she was going outside. She likes to run. A little while later, I decided to take Summer for a walk. We were about 4 blocks from home when I spotted DD. I said hi and she ignored me. She was talking on her phone. <BR> <BR> Summer and I walked around and came back to that block. DD was still in the same spot. I called to her and started walking towards her. She immediately did an about face and walked away from me. I followed and she walked faster. Th... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:49:59 EST 5 Cardinal Rules for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712279 Just love this! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l951838263.jpg"> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 18:03:07 EST Trip Details http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711313 We ended up booking a cruise to Alaska at the end of August. The dates will actually coincide with our 30 year anniversary of the day we met. We met August 25, 1984 and we have been together ever since. <BR> <BR> We were hoping to do it earlier in the summer, but the prices were much more expensive and there wasn't much in the way of decent staterooms left. My husband finalized the details with the cruiseline. We are staying with the Celebrity line as that has always been our favorite. The... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:26:02 EST Need a Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710641 With everything going on at work and home, we decided we need a vacation. We have talked about it and decided that we are going to do a cruise to Alaska in August. I would like to do it in July as it will be a dead month for us and the prices are cheaper. However, we didn't even think about the fact that we would need our passports. They expired in 2011. <BR> <BR> DH sent them in today to get renewed. It says you will generally get them back in 3 - 6 weeks. So it could be 3 weeks or it cou... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:52:48 EST It's a New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709671 I can't thank you all enough for the shoulders you gave me yesterday. You all helped me put a lot of things in perspective and things are making more sense to me. First of all, to answer the question about family counseling. Due to my son's numerous disabilities, we have done lots of family counseling. I think DD was thinking of something just for her not involving the family. I think she feels she has been pushed aside a lot due to her brother's issues. <BR> <BR> Second, in some ways, I t... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:10:18 EST My Heart Hurts :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708890 Yesterday, I found something my daughter had written. I figured it wasn't written too long ago because things she referred to happened just recently. As I read it, I felt so many different emotions. The number 1 thing I felt was hurt. <BR> <BR> A lot of it was about me and and they weren't nice. I think many of those things just made me angry. Other things in there were about her and they made me sad. Things were coming out of her that were just so out of character for the person I though... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:59:28 EST Parenting is Never Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707501 Most of you who know me know that my son has learning difficulties and it has been a struggle with him most of his life. He is 20 now and the struggle is continuing. Most recently, he was diagnosed with Autism. He is functioning and does hold a job, but the job is only 4 hours a day and there is no way for him to support himself with that kind of income. Because of the training he needs with any job, no one else will hire him. We have been through DVR and those oh so wonderful job coaches... Sat, 31 May 2014 13:28:07 EST Going to Tackle the Boy Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706012 First off, the trip to the doc on Tuesday wasn't bad at all. He said that my feet were just inflamed and to rest them for a day or two. Wasn't hard to follow that advice as I had to get a cortisone injection in my hip and that took through yesterday to stop being sore. It feels good now. <BR> <BR> Today, I am going to tackle JC again. I have realized that over the last 4 years, I have allowed him to make his laziness a bad habit. He pulls the exact same tricks every time I ride him. As h... Thu, 29 May 2014 12:03:01 EST Work Out Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705278 I found this quiz by reading some of my team mates blogs who had taken the quiz. It helps you figure out what your work out personality is. <BR> This is so me. It is amazing. I am definitely an A person: <BR> <BR> Mostly A's: Multitasking Mover <BR> Pros: Whether at home or on your lunch break, you make the effort to squeeze exercise into your busy life, which is commendable--and no easy task! <BR> <BR> Cons: By always doing two things at once (walking while on the phone or doing a quick... Wed, 28 May 2014 13:59:38 EST Catch 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704321 I have to exercise to lose weight. But, it seems like every time I get back into routine, some part of my body gives out. Right now, my hip and the balls of my feet are killing me. <BR> <BR> It is getting frustrating because I believe a lot of the pain is caused by the additional weight on my body. However, trying to get the weight off is causing pain. I am just spinning in circles and getting no where fast. <BR> <BR> I am going back to my doc today. I can't even imagine the pain of ge... Tue, 27 May 2014 11:32:35 EST A Promise to Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703560 I promise myself that I will walk at least 1 mile a day with Leslie Sansone. I know that if I tell myself 1 mile, I will end up doing more. <BR> <BR> Overall, my exercise has been good. I am not nearly as sore today as I was after my last battle with JC so I must be getting stronger. <BR> <BR> I also have to lay off the liquid calories. It is sabatoging me. I know they are wasted calories, but I do it anyway. I could also save a lot of money if I switched to iced tea. <BR> <BR> Just ... Mon, 26 May 2014 13:23:15 EST Getting My Guts Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702990 I used to be the toughest horse rider around. I would ride anything. I didn't care how crazy it was. Then something happened. I'm not 100% sure what it was. I think it was when a horse I owned and trusted went ballistic with me. I think that is when I realized I could truly get hurt doing this. <BR> <BR> I was set to show that horse one day and someone told me not to. She told me he had been nuts all day and tried to hurt my trainer. I didn't think anything of it as he never liked m... Sun, 25 May 2014 19:18:38 EST Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700755 So far this week I have exercised every day. I have been varying it between my treadmill, Leslie Sansone, Walk it Out and exerbeat. Today, I will go out and ride JC. I figure even doing just 30 minutes each day is better than doing nothing. <BR> <BR> I am still not 100% on track with my eating and I know I need to work on that. I think about it and then I don't listen to myself :( <BR> <BR> I know what I need to do. I just don't do it. Well, one step at a time. At least I am back on t... Thu, 22 May 2014 12:11:33 EST Completely Out of Whack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699284 Ok, I don't think the soreness from JC on Saturday had that much to do with him. I believe it was me. I am completely out of shape again! I don't know when or how it happened, but it did. I got lax, and lazy and came up with lots of excuses! <BR> <BR> This is horrible. I did 20 minutes of exerbeat and 2 miles with Leslie Sansone this morning and I didn't think I was going to make it. What did I do? I am so mad at myself! I used to be able to go 5 miles with Leslie and barely get my h... Tue, 20 May 2014 14:16:49 EST May Have Overdone It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698452 I rode JC with 3 other people on Saturday. He was rather wired as it has been years since he worked with other horses. We did a lot of trotting. A couple of time he tried to head for the stalls, but he didn't get away with it. This trainer is not letting me give up. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I forgot how hard that kind of riding can be on your body. Everything hurts from my butt to my neck. I think I should have worked slowly up to that kind of riding. I went from riding once every couple... Mon, 19 May 2014 12:42:15 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694956 I'm not sure that I'm exactly starting over. I am just getting things put back into perspective. The last 6 weeks or so I have really fallen off with my exercise and eating. Work stuff was so crazy that I put me and what I need to do for my sanity and my health on the back burner. <BR> <BR> I made horrible choices with food and certainly didn't do much in the way of exercise. That is changing. <BR> <BR> I think I started my positive swing by moving JC. I am headed out there in a littl... Wed, 14 May 2014 13:21:16 EST Awesome..Awesome..Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693564 For the first time in a very long time, the title is how I feel. OMG, went out and spent two hours with JC today. Caitlin rode him first and then she gave me a lesson and actually made me feel good about myself. Of course, she absolutely loved him. She even said as I was riding him, "He will do anything for you. No other horse would go through that." The person that owns the barn oopsed and over watered the ring. It was rather wet. He went right through it. He was smart enough to know... Mon, 12 May 2014 16:46:26 EST JC's New Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691889 This week has been so crazy that I have only had a chance for quick updates. JC's new home is wonderful. He is under the care of a 22 year old young trainer who is trying to make a go of it. Unlike where he came from, where the girl was a trust fund baby and was so spoiled that she wouldn't have it any way other than her way, this girl wants to make a go of it and is very accommodating. She is at the barn every day but Sunday. I can pretty much go out whenever I want except Saturdays for no... Sat, 10 May 2014 11:24:35 EST Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690644 A friend of mine wrote this. Had to share: <BR> <BR> Before you assume, learn the facts. <BR> Before you judge, understand why. <BR> Before you hurt someone, feel. <BR> Before you speak, think. Thu, 8 May 2014 14:56:22 EST Stop the World; I want to get off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690549 When did people become so nasty and mean? I think part of my problem is I let my buyers and sellers think they can call me anytime and they have no thought to the fact that I have a life as well. <BR> <BR> Last night, they were all going off the rails. One screamed at me because I got an offer on her house in 10 days at almost full asking. She completely freaked out last night stating that these people shouldn't be buying the house etc. etc. <BR> <BR> Then I had another buyer go ballistic a... Thu, 8 May 2014 12:15:37 EST JC is Going to a New Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690088 Found a great barn with a trainer today. I can go out when I want and I can even join lessons with him. <BR> <BR> Other people weren't so great about us leaving. They acted like all was fine and then become really rude like I was going to kill him. <BR> <BR> He goes to his new home tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for all your advice! Wed, 7 May 2014 21:46:48 EST I Don't Know What to Do--Need Horsey Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689092 Many of you have commented in the past about my issues with the barn JC is in. The care he gets is phenomenal. She handles setting up all the spring/ fall vet checks and arranges for the farrier and she is very good at catching when JC is not feeling well. He is prone to colic. <BR> <BR> The issue I have is she is definitely not customer service driven. I used to show horses and I quit showing because it became way too expensive. I moved JC here because I know her and her mother and they h... Tue, 6 May 2014 16:07:59 EST My Spark Mail Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684917 This blog started as a spark mail to a spark friend who knows we can no longer see each other's blogs on the teams. She said if I wanted to vent to spark mail her which I did. I then decided to copy it as a blog to see how long it now takes people to find each other's blogs. <BR> <BR> This blog was originally titled My Week from H*ll <BR> <BR> I guess this is what spark people has resorted to-- us having to spark mail each other to blog and get support from one another. This has been the... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:28:20 EST My Boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681176 I got to spend time with JC today. He was so good. I think he was tired as the weather has been so nice and he was running around outside all day. This picture was taken when he wanted to get back to his dinner :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1544647323.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am proud of myself. I have done some form of exercise every day since last Saturday. I am on a one week streak :) <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 20:20:09 EST For All My Sparkfriends :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679388 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l561711690.jpg"> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:46:42 EST Where has April Gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678757 I can't believe it is almost the end of April. Time goes so fast. I have not had a good month as far as exercise and eating. I have tried to at least get a walk in everyday. I have been so busy that I think we have only eaten at home 3 times for dinner this month. <BR> <BR> The nice thing is I have been able to get outside more and back to the dog park. It is nice to walk there. <BR> <BR> I know I need to get it together again! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:04:57 EST This is So True! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675380 OMG, I have had to deal with some of the nastiest real estate agents lately. They should learn this one: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824087997.jpg"> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:44:24 EST My Reward to Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674299 Many of you who know me know that I take my work very seriously. I started in real estate in 2008 after being a teacher for 18 years. I have put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make it. My goal was always to be one of the top real estate agents in South East Wisconsin. I am proud to say that I was informed that I am in the top 6% for buyers agents in my region. That was pretty awesome to hear that. <BR> <BR> I am also proud to say that I got that listing I wanted so badly. It is ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:51 EST I'm Still Here.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672020 Time does fly. Between the trip to New Orleans and work, I haven't had a second to get on here. <BR> <BR> First the trip. We arrived in New Orleans on the 5th and, believe it or not, it was hailing in the French Quarter. It rained pretty much the first 3 days we were there. However, we are Wisconsinites..we are used to bad weather so we didn't let that stop us. We still managed to walk 5 - 8 miles per day. We took the Riverboat in the rain and we ran into some other people from Wisconsin... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:25:30 EST I'm Trying But I Can't http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664410 I am trying so hard to not be so focused on my email and messages. We are leaving for New Orleans tomorrow and I want so badly to turn off my phone. I know I can do it for the 2 hours and 25 minutes on the plane because I don't have a choice. <BR> <BR> I have built my reputation and business on responding quickly to emails, texts and phone calls. I am trying to resign myself to only look at my phone at certain times. Say in the morning and the evening. I just know myself and I don't thin... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:13:31 EST Time to Get Back on the Horse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661680 Both figuratively and literally. The last two weeks of March were a total waste for me. Somehow, I lost my way. <BR> <BR> My exercise was almost nil. I can't think of the last time I really worked out on my treadmill and pushed myself. It's been almost 2 weeks since I have gotten out to the barn. <BR> <BR> My eating has been really bad these last few days. <BR> <BR> My weight is starting to creep up again. <BR> <BR> It seems that, when I hit a roll, something happens and I get sidetrac... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:17:07 EST Now I Know Why JC is the way he is: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659473 LOL. This is so JC. Was going to the barn today, but he came in wild and she said probably not a good day to ride him. I guess he thinks he is a great horse : <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426791760.jpg"> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:45:53 EST From Jillian Michaels. Oh So True! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658602 Interesting perspective: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798695055.jpg"> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:55:43 EST Can't Do It All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657980 I have come to the realization that sometimes we have to make choices and do what makes us happy. I am trained to be a relocation agent. I refused to do RELO listings for quite a while because they take a huge chunk of your commission and the work is hours and hours. They don't even consider your opinion as an agent. It is like you are just working for a bureaucracy which is what I was trying to get away from when I left Milwaukee Public Schools. <BR> <BR> Last fall, I agreed to do the RELO... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:01:12 EST A Good Laugh for Midweek :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657054 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1099827760.jpg"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:22:56 EST Love These! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655452 Now if I could just follow them! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2101059841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559759387.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That walk will get you lots of steps :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:19:51 EST