LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BACK HOME AGAIN..... Have been back home again since last Sunday evening.... <BR> The conference we went to was AMAZING....only word to describe it..... <BR> <BR> Haven't been spending a lot of time on SP since I got done with the continual changed they are making so sadly this is no longer a high priority for me to be here..... <BR> Everytime I log in something else has changed and I am aslo tired of our slow internet connection that we appear to have.......the supplier would of course deny what I am... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:54:30 EST OFF IN THE MORNING AGAIN Thankyou so much for your concern...I am sure my wrist will is comfortable and I can still use part of my hand so I am happy... <BR> I am sure it iwll heal...all good... <BR> <BR> Off tomorrowwqith hubby for another conference....see you when I get back Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:17:23 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED.... My Tuesday is done and dusted.... <BR> Had my wrist checked today and she thought it was ok till I had it xrayed and there was a break in it.... <em>39</em> ...fortunately my hand therapist has plastered it however I have to go to the Dr tomorrow so it can be signed for ACC.... <BR> Will have plaster on for 4 weeks and then a splint for 2.... <BR> Certainly don't do things by half <BR> <BR> All good.... <BR> I can still drive....just have to keep it dry.... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:29:26 EST MONDAY OVER...GET WRIST CHECKED TOMORROW.... My Monday is over....... <BR> I have an appointment to see my hand lady tomorrow about my hoping it isn't broken too..... <BR> <BR> I am annoyed at spark for interferring with more of our things while I was away....I am over what they are doing and really do not like the changes that have been done in the last week while I was away....UGH.... <BR> <BR> I will let you all know the results of my wrist tomorrow.... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:19:13 EST BACK HOME AGAIN..... Arrived back home yesterday morning however was very tired as it had been 40 hours from getting up till getting to my bed,.....not because I was travelling all that time however more about the particular way the travel had been booked..... <BR> All good.... <BR> <BR> The conference was very fascinating.....I have made some decisions thanks to it and will see what happens going forward.... <BR> <BR> had a fall on one of the days there and may have a broken wrist...will get it checked out ove... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:53:54 EST OFF TOMORROW FOR 10 DAYS.... Off to Melbourne tomorrow.... <BR> Am so looking forward to a weekend in Melbourne...have a market i want to go to and also a student I am meeting and get to meet his new wife as looking forward to it.... <BR> We will travel to Bendigo I assume on monday for the conference that starts monday afternoon..... <BR> <BR> Should be an interesting week..... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 04:31:00 EST HUMP DAY NEARLY OVER...OFF TO LIFE GROUP My hump day is almost done and dusted.... <BR> Am heading off to life group...haven't been for some time so need to go and connect with everyone.... <BR> <BR> Still isn't very warm here and I am told it is no warmer in Melbourne at present....will have to take my winter woollies... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 03:14:48 EST MONDAY MONDAY OVER... The 2nd day of my week is over.... <BR> <BR> I am doing well at sticking to my eating plan however think i could do smaller portions...... <BR> Am really enjoying it though and will need to be quite disciplined when i am away at the end of the week..... <BR> No reason I cannot do it even being away for a Mon, 4 Jul 2016 06:10:51 EST SUNDAY DONE AND DUSTED My Sunday has been an awesome day.... <BR> Church this morning went well....we had a celebration day sharing testimonies of what God has done and is doing in people's lives..... <BR> We had a lunch of finger food after the service which was awesome.... <BR> Went to Church tonight...haven't been for a while and it was nice to have been missed.....really great service and the girl who preached was from the Christchurch church and was awesome.... <BR> <BR> Having some moments with our cafe so m... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 05:18:47 EST SATURDAY OVER..... My Saturday is over and I am off to relax.... <BR> <BR> went into our cafe for an hour today to work to bridge a daughter came in when she could....wasn't super busy but steady although i think it had been busy..... <BR> <BR> Am still doing really well on Dolvett's 9 today....woohoo Sat, 2 Jul 2016 01:25:37 EST WW WI....WOOHOO Went to WW today and was 2kgs so going in the right direction.... <BR> <BR> Spark people seem to have been interfering with my page again.....I have secrets that I wrote 6 years ago and they have suddenly appeared on my page as part of my page.... <BR> Not impressed.... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:31:16 EST BACK HOME AGAIN .... The womans conference was awesome...soooo pleased that i went..... <BR> Some great things came out of it and I thoroughly enjoyed being on my own with no one to look after this time.... <BR> I totally chilled....started writing again....had my hair done....hooked into better eating while away and generally had an awesome time..... <BR> Was great catching up with the other woman from other parts of NZ as well.... <BR> <BR> Am having a quieter week while the students are away although spent th... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:31:44 EST HUMP DAY DONE AND DUSTED..... My hump day is over and I am half packed ready for leaving tomorrow morning... <BR> Looking forward to the drive and also having some chill time......ME time,......away from everything..... <BR> Catching up with a friend for dinner tomorrow night and then may have Friday to myself to do as I please.... <BR> Event starts on Friday night and runs all day saturday....woohoo.... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:01:36 EST TUESDAY OVER...HEADING TO BYES My Tuesday is over.... <BR> I worked at the cafe today and am there again tomorrow.... <BR> Was nice to see my girl back in the cafe however she won't be there tomorrow....I will work the middle hours and the other person will have to do the whole day....all good.... <BR> Today was too hard on the wee we need to do something different tomorrow.... <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:59:18 EST MONDAY MONDAY....A DIFFERENT DAY My Monday was a very different day.... <BR> Worked at the cafe for a couple of hours as we were 1 person down and my daughter needed to sort the wee man before she could get there.... <BR> Interesting.... <BR> i think some of our staff need to get over themselves and start hooking into their training....honestly...there was NO need at all to have 2 people there today as it was really person could have done it all.... <BR> I am sure my girl will sort it.... <BR> Back there again t... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:19:20 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY My Sunday is almost is dark, cold and I am going tpo huddle by the fire...not that there seems to be much heat coming out of <BR> <BR> Will have an early night tonight.....doing a little time at the cafe tomorrow.... <BR> Later Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:58:21 EST BACK HOME AGAIN Am Back home again however off again next <BR> Am really doing a lot of travelling this year....woohoo Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:28:35 EST OFF TOMORROW TILL NEXT WEEK Am off tomorrow to spenfd time with a friend at the top of the South is a long deive but will be worth it.... <BR> Be back next week Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:45:11 EST HOLIDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Our long weekend is over and i am off to byes.... <BR> have a very busy day tomorrow but am sure i will get it all done.... <BR> Cold here at present although it has been a cool day but sunny... <BR> <BR> Later Mon, 6 Jun 2016 06:51:42 EST SUNDAY ALMOST OVER My sunday has been great....friends of ours came to our church this morning then we had coffee and lunch with them..... <BR> It is always great to catchup with these friends...... <BR> Quiet afternoon today....a couple of wines and chilling....woohoo.... <BR> Thats what a holiday weekend is all about.... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 03:02:39 EST SATURDAY.....LONG WEEKEND....WOOHOO Saturday is half over.... <BR> We have a long weekend here this weeknd....Monday is a holiday for the Queens Birthday...well...this is the date we observe it.... <BR> <BR> Haveing a real chill day today....have done some things however totally chilling.... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 20:58:15 EST HUMP DAY OVER Am heading to byes.... <BR> The sun was out today however there was not a lot of heat in it.... <BR> <BR> June 1st over for me...they tell me it is the 1 day of winter.....awesome.... <BR> Night Wed, 1 Jun 2016 06:07:39 EST TUESDAY ALMOST OVER Our weather again today has been cold and wet just like yesterday.... <BR> They are talking about snow in areas....ugh.... <BR> Sunshine coming... well I hope it does next week for a trip I am doing.... Tue, 31 May 2016 04:31:53 EST MONDAY OVER...COLD AND WET AGAIN.... Wasn't a bad day today but it is raining again and cold and wet.... <BR> Had a very full day and see I have another one tomorrow....all good...just praying the rain stops.... <BR> Trust every one had a great weekend..... Mon, 30 May 2016 05:14:28 EST THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENTS.... I thank you all for your comments on my blog about our spark page changes.... <BR> <BR> I am fully aware it is a free site however does that actually give permission to invade what we have each created????? just asking.... <BR> <BR> As you can see I am strill here however i am sure you will have also seen that i am not here everyday like I have been for the past 6 years.... <BR> I love all my friend on Spark however like a lot of you I truly think they have gone TOOOO far this time..... <BR... Sat, 28 May 2016 00:07:05 EST SATURDAY 2/3RDS OVER Cold wet and horrible out today.... <BR> Have had a friend from Chrisrchurch stay the last 3 night....was awesome to see her and a privilege to have her stay.... <BR> Am going to stay a night with her on my way to Nelson in 2 weeks time.... <BR> A surprise visit to my friend in excited....she doesn't know I am coming....not going to tell her till I get there..... <BR> <BR> I am still grappling with the spark changes and as most of you will have seen I have only been on here abou... Fri, 27 May 2016 23:57:52 EST MONDAY OVER...COLD, WET & SNOW AROUND THE COUNTRY My Monday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Snow around the country....would like it settling here...a good excuse to stay home.... Mon, 23 May 2016 06:53:46 EST SO NOT IMPRESSED WITH SPARKPAGE CHANGE I am truly NOT impressed with the changes that SparkPeople have made to my spark page.... <BR> <BR> I have some amazing people that i chat to on spark however I am seriously considering not being on here anymore.... <BR> Thats how much I dislike the changes they have made....AND...all without notification..... <BR> <BR> NOT A HAPPY SPARKER AT ALL Sun, 22 May 2016 01:16:14 EST HUMP DAY OVER....OFF TO BYES My hump day is over and i am off to byes.... <BR> A cold wet day today....winter is upon <BR> <BR> am off to a warm byes and some sleep.... <BR> Later... <BR> Night Wed, 18 May 2016 07:15:47 EST MONDAY MONDAY OVER... It is cold and wet here tonight....was quite nice earlier however not hoping that it clears overnight.... <BR> <BR> I thank all the clovers who sent me such lovely thoughts and goodies for my day in the clover spotlight.... <BR> Your love is much appreciated.... <BR> <BR> I have been MIA from the team the last 3 weeks as there has been so so much going on in my world......apologies my friends.... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:20:47 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.....2/3RDS OVER Yesterday was awesome with the graduations..... <BR> great to see my kids looking so grown up and moving on to other places and spaces in their lives.....some of them though are staying here and continuing with more study..... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning...yay....great to see all the peeps.... <BR> <BR> Not at all very warm here going to start the fire...had it going before going to church this morning but obviously it burnt out.... Sat, 14 May 2016 22:23:25 EST WOW....ANOTHER WEEK OVER.... My Friday of another week is over.....OMGosh.... <BR> <BR> Went to WW today and had lost shocked after the week of busy that i have had....certainly is motivation to achieve another loss next week..... <BR> <BR> Have graduation tomorrow....double ceremonies.... a long day but all good.... Fri, 13 May 2016 06:35:06 EST EXCITING DAY.... Today was quite an exciting day.... <BR> Was quite busy as i didn't know when the mum and babe were going to be let got on with my day and just tiook things as they came which made for an exciting day.... <BR> Took Mum and bub home early praying that he settles well now that he is home.... <BR> Have a busy day all day tomorrow with a meeting from 10am to 3.30pm....however Mum & bub have to come to town for Bub to have a couple of tests so that will get them out... Wed, 11 May 2016 05:04:59 EST A WHILE SINCE I HAVE BLOGGED..... Didn't realise how long it has been since I wrote a blog.... <BR> A lot has happened.... <BR> <BR> had a great time in sydney even thought it was only 4 days...nice to see the boys and to spend some time with them and their dad..... <BR> :Looking forward to my next trip in August for the oldest ones 5th birthday.... <BR> <BR> Arrives back a week ago yesterday...Saturday......and baby was born on thursday night..... <BR> Wow...what a whirlwind week......the renovations at their house were no... Sun, 8 May 2016 03:00:07 EST OFF TO SYDNEY IN THE MORNING Am off in the morning....soooo looking forward to getting there.... <BR> Bout a couple of little gifts today for the boys... <BR> <BR> My husband and son did really well yesterday at my daughters place...they got the passage gibbed....and the ceiling done as well.... <BR> My SIL needs to get busy now and get it sorted..... <BR> My daughter half sister went out there today and the gib stopping done in the of my sons friend who helped on saturday went out also to d... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:58:41 EST MY SATURDAY OVER....NIGHT Am heading off to byes.... <BR> Got quite a bit done least the place got luxed out and the glass cleaned..... <BR> hubby was out at my daughters most of the day....I was out there for a bit...did a Pizza run for them.... <BR> 3 of them worked well....I think the painting in babys room is done except my daughter has the windows to do.... <BR> Their room ios half finished and the hall is also half done... <BR> my son is talking about going out tomorrow as well and finishing it off s... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:25:58 EST FRIDAY OVER My friday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Long weekend for us here as it is ANZAC day on Monday.... <BR> Looking forward to a chill weekend before flying to Sydney on tuesday Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:02:01 EST THURSDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Am off to byes my has been a full on day.... <BR> Not only have I spent moist of the day with students but also have a cafe that needs some of my attention....a staff member isn't working well...all good....just ned to get through the next 3 months then my daughter will be back on deck and things will work as they need to.... <BR> <BR> I am sure things will settle...just need to have the last staff member come under authority which she is struggling with....all good.... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:03:24 EST END OF HUMP DAY My Hump day is time.... <BR> Had a great day... I am now officially allowed to be at the Polytech once a week....yay....have been there since beginning of the year however my board has now approved it....they are often a little behind what God and I are up <BR> <BR> Weather today was quite nice however need to get my eating sorted.....i know what i need to do however am chained to the food..... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:30:44 EST TUESDAY ALMOST OVER I am struggling with how fast the days are flying by....UGH.... <BR> I really am not keeping up with them at all.... <BR> Today was a nicish day weather wise....warmish for part of it however now i have the fire on as it has cooled down a lot..... <BR> Tomorrow is supposed to be a lovely day.... <BR> <BR> I have an appointment with the surgeon in the morning then I have a meeting with my colleague & supervisor.......I am praying that i will be given permission from my board to hand out a few... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:17:20 EST HUMP DAY OVER My hump day is over and I am heading to byes for an early night.... <BR> Had a busy day today and want to continue reading my book so bed is a great place to relax and do that.... <BR> <BR> Have set myself a 6 week challenge to stay on track and lose some kg's....yay... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:57:08 EST MONDAY OVER...CONFERENCE AWESOME Am back hom,e again...the conference was awesome... <BR> Darlene Zschech was amazing and so was Leeanne <BR> Amazing women of god....could have listened to then for a lot longer.. <BR> <BR> was great to catchup with other folks that i have connected with at previous conferences.... <BR> Am looking forward to the next conference iin wellington in july... <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:35:34 EST WOOHOO...CONFERENCE TOMORROW.... So looking forward to flying out in the looking forward to catching up with some friends and colleagues who are going to Wellington for the conference....yay... <BR> Catch you all when I get back... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 04:04:49 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER... My hump day is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> Have had a grat day and am so looking forward to the womens conference I am going to on friday.... <BR> is going to be amazing Wed, 6 Apr 2016 05:18:09 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.... Yesterday afternoon was an amazing afternoon and evening..... <BR> I couldn't believe how nice it was to reconnect with so many people that my kids dad and I had nice it was to see them and was soooo nice to reconnect with my kids aunts and uncles and also the cousins....has been a very long time since anyone has called me they were all pleased to see me.....amazing.... <BR> <BR> was an awesome celebration however his death still seems very surre... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 05:14:58 EST SATURDAY..... My Saturday is half just getting ready to go to a gathering to remember my kids dads life..... <BR> Will be a very interesting <BR> <BR> Didn't get much knitting done last night...our neighbours came over which was awesome.... <BR> She leaves in just over a weeks time to go to a new city and take up her new ministry so stoked for her.... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:32:01 EST THURSDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Had a lovely time with my daughter today...was really nice to be able to go meet her and have a bite to eat and just chill for a bit and chat.... <BR> <BR> Have started to knit a little jacket for baby....did the back and a front tonight....looking forward to seeing it finished....should have it done within the <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:09:35 EST HUMP DAY OVER My Hump day for this week is over.... <BR> My friend and I have just finished the War room Bible study....yay...thoroughly recomend it.... <BR> <BR> Am focusing on saturday....we have my kids Dads farewell....not sure I am looking forward to it.... <BR> My son rang me today and is stoked I am going...(My kids dad remarried 20 years ago).... all good...I can be there to support my kids and their half sister who came to see me supporting so many in this. <BR> Please pray that I hav... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:04:13 EST BACK HOME AGAIN Back home again after an awesome break.... <BR> I think this was the best break that hubby and I have ever had for an Easter Break.... <BR> We did absolutely nothing on Saturday...didn't even leave the motel..... <BR> Sunday was the local wine & food festival and yesterday we didn't do a lot either.... <BR> <BR> Am feeling really good ....long may it last.... <BR> off to byes.... <BR> Later <BR> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:56:08 EST HAPPY EASTER Wishing everyone a Happy easter.... <BR> <BR> we are heading away after our church srvice this morning.... <BR> Will be back next week sometime.... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:57:26 EST