LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BUSY TIME OF YEAR..... Haven't been keeping my blogs up to date....sorry... <BR> My busy tiem of the year addeed to by my daughter needing to do 3 weeks at Cafe on her own so bubba has spent a lot of time with me.... <BR> I am coming up to graduations.....8 of them in a week......Hmmmmm.....makes me tired just thinking about it <BR> <BR> The conference I went to was awesome and it was great to spend 3 days with my friend and mentee after the conference.... a long drive home however I made it...... <BR> <... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 03:27:34 EST SUNDAY OVER....OFF TOMORROW TO CONFERENCE.... Am away tomorrow till Monday next week.... <BR> am off to our annual Chaplains Conference and also to spend time with my Mentee.... <BR> <BR> Would appreciate prayers on thursday as i will be travelling through some of the earthquake area to get to the top of the south island....I have a back way to go however not 100% sure of what the roads will be like.... <BR> Prayers will be much appreciated <BR> <BR> Will see you all when i get back and get caught up... <BR> Blessings.... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 03:54:22 EST ALL GOOD IN MY SPACE Everyone in my space is all good,....earthquakes are quite a bit north of us and whilem it is devastating for that part of the counrty and the folks there we are all good here.... <BR> i haven't felt any of them at all.... <BR> <BR> Life carrys on as usual.... <BR> heading off to byes.... <BR> Night Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:07:30 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED.... My Tuesday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> The weather is terrible...has been raining all evening.... <BR> Had bubba all day today again so am looking forward to a day without him tomorrow.... <BR> Have a busy day as I will work a couple of hours at the cafe with my girl.... <BR> A busy week with a lot on before ehading away next week to a conference.... <BR> Last one for the year....woohoo Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:47:30 EST WAHOO...ON THE JOURNEY WW WI yesterday was soooo encouraging....1.5kgs..DOWN.... <BR> So looking forward to keeping on track again this week and achieving another success.....YAY <em>789</em> <em>771</em> <em>590</em> <em>192</em> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:24:53 EST MY THURSDAY OVER....WEEKEND ALMOST HERE Can't believe that the weekend is almost here again..... <BR> spent some time on Campus this afternoon and also the last visit to my 2nd hall.... <BR> Looking forward in a sense to not have to be going to the halls each week for a bit..... <BR> Will possibly spend some time maybe on campus and introduce Bubba to soem folks that haven't met him.... <BR> <BR> Praying for you all after the elections.... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 01:41:46 EST HUMP DAY DONE AND DUSTED Am heading off to byes.... <BR> My wednesday is over..... <BR> Am doing really well with my WW restart and and am looking forward to weighing in on time.... <BR> <BR> Night Wed, 9 Nov 2016 05:16:28 EST TUESDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Beautiful day here today.....20Deg C for part of the day.... <BR> <BR> Baby and i went to one of my halls today for the last time...the students will all be away over the next couple of days..... <BR> Will be quite pleased when the halls finish this year.....will be nice to have a break and be a little freer... <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Tue, 8 Nov 2016 04:56:52 EST SATURDAY ALMOST OVER.....AGAIN My saturday is almost over.... <BR> Have people staying with us at for a conference....amazing...never hear them.....they can come anytime..... <BR> <BR> My girl is turning our cafe around....bless her....our weekday staff person leaves next friday after we gave her notice and my girl will run it herself.....AND...she will achieve it....I know she will... <BR> <BR> Am starting over again.....doing WW...tracking and soing it properly....that way i can achieve my goal by the t... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 03:39:53 EST BACK HOME AGAIN AND CATCHING UP Our weekend away was awesome....very relaxing.....nothing specific to do...really awesome.... <BR> <BR> have been back since Monday and trying to catchup...not sure i am doing a great job at it at present but am sure i will get there.... <BR> Ended up doing exam supervising all day on wednesday not just the afternoon.....all doing it.... <BR> Have a full day saturday as well with the 5th year med students and their exam..... <BR> <BR> Off to byes now.... <BR> Have an early star... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:29:21 EST WEDNESDAY OVER...NIGHT Am off to byes.... <BR> have a bust day tomorrow and we are away tomorrow night till Monday....we have a long weekend.....It is great hubby not working on a Friday...we get an even longer weekend Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:29:18 EST MONDAY OVER...BED TIME A truly amazing day today.... <BR> 25 degC for most of the day.....woohoo.... <BR> Was totally over dressed for half of it however came home about 1.30 and ended up not going out again...was really nice just having that time at home.... <BR> <BR> Bub's and I will go to one of my halls tomorrow at lunch time after i pick him up.... <BR> <BR> Night Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:11:02 EST SATURDAY EVENING HERE ALREADY My Saturday is 3 parts over... <BR> it has been a beautiful sunny day and had some warmth to it as well..... <BR> We ahve a 60th Birthday tonight...not sure we will be late home though as it is an early start in the morning Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:47:17 EST MY THURSDAY OVER....WEEKEND ALMOST HERE Am heading off to day is over,.....and I have to be up fairly early in the morning to go to the cafe then my girl and i will go for breakfast.... <BR> Woohoo...really enjoy our Friday breakfasts..... <BR> <BR> Have a fairly busy day tomorrow and won't get home till later in the evening.... <BR> <BR> Night Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:16:37 EST SATURDAY HALF OVER My Saturday is half over...omgosh...unreal how fast time is going by these days.... <BR> I am not doing a lot today....have some muffins to make and need to go get some bits at the supermarket but I think thats pretty much my day.... <BR> Our church is almost one week through our fast....not sure everyone is doing it though....will be interesting to see tomorrow whats coming out of it..... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 19:48:19 EST THURSDAY DONE AND DUSTED....BYES TIME... My thursday is done and heading off to byes..... <BR> <BR> It is coolish here tonight...hoping for sunshine tomorrow... <BR> Night Thu, 6 Oct 2016 04:44:53 EST HUMP DAY OVER Am off to a little brighter now but thats most likely because I have been on here for an hour.... <BR> was so so tired today.....UGH.... <BR> Hopefully will sleep well again tonight..... <BR> <BR> Worked some time at the cafe yesterday......our staff person has to go.....I am sure she thinks she is the owner and knows everything....would be ok if she actually did the work she is asked to do.... <BR> I feel sorry for my daughter however changes are afoot and my girl is turning thin... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 04:56:12 EST BACK HOME AGAIN Am backk home again and hopefully it will be for a couple of weeks.... <BR> hubby and I are going away for the weekend at the end of October when we have our labour weekend however we will be totally resting that weekend..... <BR> <BR> Conference was amazing however have come back very tired and looking to have some chill days which I doubt will happend.... <BR> Heading into exam supervising and also Students getting to the end of the year.... <BR> Busy time.... <BR> Later Tue, 4 Oct 2016 04:46:24 EST SATURDAY, SATURDAY....RACING BY Have just been out and got some stuff for a bereavement basket that needs to be delivered tomorrow....we lost a young man from the district last week so need to take this to his parents from our church..... <BR> Hubby is hoping to fly this arvo however doesn't look at all promising.... <BR> i have a open house to go to so think I need to turn up sometime.....I know my boss would turn up if I was having it..... <BR> <BR> I am seriously thinking about putting the fire on as it is not warm........ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:58:14 EST NEARLY THE END OF ANOTHER WEEK... These weeks are going by so fast i wake up and am not sure what day it is anymore..... <BR> thats scarey..... <BR> <BR> Am having a chill morning...well have had it actually and am off now to get ready to go to one of my halls.... <BR> Love going to this hall....really enjoy the kids.... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:02:07 EST SATURDAY ALMOST OVER..... My Saturday is almost ovre...mid afternoon so won't take long to get to the end... <BR> Have had a very busy week.... <BR> Had baby Monday & Tuesday for part of the day and then had to mind him for an hour yesterday as well....all good..... <BR> Have baby again this week as well and then I am away the following week so not sure what my daughter will do....I am sure it will work out.... <BR> <BR> Have been writining a submission for a departmental review at the University....I would rather do... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:55:16 EST TUESDAY OVER...HEADING TO BYES My Tuesday is to byes.... <BR> great day....spent the evening with a friend from uni...very enlightening and we will do it more often/..... <BR> Looked after baby for a bit today...took him to part of the uni with a friend and lost track of time so muma was late leaving cafe cause i still had <BR> <BR> All good.... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:55:50 EST SUNDAY OVER..... My Sunday is almost over...I think i will head to byes early tonight... <BR> Have a baby arriving at 6.30am in the morning..... <em>102</em> lol <BR> Awesome day today....hubby preached a great message and had an awesome ministry time at the end of the serrvice.... <BR> Really encouraging especially following my sunday last week when 20 people came up for prayer after I preached..... <BR> <BR> Am hoping Malachi settles tomorrow for me as I have my hand lady in the morning and have no choic... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 04:08:25 EST WINTER IS HERE....BRRR It is terrible here tonight... <BR> Rain, snow, hail and strong really praying the weather passes north quickly... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 04:57:05 EST BACK HOME AGAIN AT PRESENT Am back home again from Sydney and also from a trip around the South Island... <BR> Was only home for 3 days before I disappeared again.... <BR> Sydney was awesome as always however weather was terrible when i was different from my city.... <BR> Have just been to the top of our island for a few days to see a friend then went to the west coast to preach on sunday....that time was also amazing.... <BR> <BR> back for a couple of weeks till hubby and I go to the North Island for a co... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 04:08:37 EST SUNDAY WELL OVER...OFF TOMORROW MORNING TO SYDNEY Just letting you all know that I will be away tomorrow time...heading to Sydney for a 5year olds birthday.... <BR> Am looking forward to having some time out.... <BR> It has been quite busy at work with a students sudden death from mengicocle menangitus and also a memorial service for a student who committed suicide...... <BR> <BR> I will be back next week for a couple of days before I head off again however will do my best to catchup some... <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:21:58 EST MONDAY DONE AND DUSTED My Monday is over.... <BR> Got the plaster off my wrist today....woohoo....have a brace on now least i can take it off to shower.... <BR> She didn't want to leave the plaster on with my flying next week.... <BR> Not sure there is any healing as was still quite sore when she took the plaster off....all good... <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful day today...there was even some warmth in the sun....yay... <BR> Bed time... <BR> Night Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:19:19 EST BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY AFTER A FROST We always get an awesome day after a frost.....have had a frost everyday this week...BRRRR....but we get a sunny day and today is actually had some warmth.....8 degC....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> Am off to watch TV for a bit then to byes.... <BR> Night <BR> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:09:04 EST LOVE THE COMMENTS ON YESTERDAY'S BLOG... Your comments were awesome.... <BR> The weather was ok this morning....kinda....the roads were a little slippery in places but nothing that stopped us getting to where we needed to be.... <BR> Prayed last night before turning in that God would stop the freeze....when I got up at 3am I knew He had done just that....woohoo...Praise God... <BR> And we got there on time and church went well so thats all that matters.... <BR> Our numbers were very low today...haven't had them that low in 2 years..... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 23:22:31 EST A LITTLE SNOW AGAIN THIS MORNING.... I think I am confusing some of you precious peeps with my snow..... <BR> I live in the south Island of New Zealand and we are in winter at present.... <BR> We usually don't get a lot of snow however the seasons have drastically changed and although the south will get snow the North Island seems to be getting it worse than we did.... <BR> <BR> Praying that the northern route out of our city is open in the morning so that we can get north to church......not sure what we will do if we can't....... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 05:53:28 EST SNOW THIS MORNING Woke up this morning to snow on the ground and snow still falling....thats so unusual for us.....was really pretty however not at all deep.... <BR> Didn't have baby today....They were stuck at6 home as they live on a hill and the place was white with snow....all good....staff person opened least she earned her <BR> <BR> My friday over.... <BR> Night Fri, 5 Aug 2016 05:56:39 EST THURSDAY OVER....NO SNOW AT MY HOUSE.....LOL Well they are still predicting snow....I am sure it is something that keeps them busy although I do wonder if they can actually read the forcast maps....I really seem to get it more right than they do...especially for where we are.... <BR> <BR> All good..... <BR> Have baby in the morning so will get hubby to pick him up when he drops the bakery stuff off at the cafe then baby & I will go out later....meeting a friend fro lunch so am hoping baby will be <BR> <BR> Off to byes...... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 06:04:46 EST SNOW TO SEA LEVEL FORCAST... It has been cold and wet here today....BRRRR <BR> Would love some hot weather sent my way.....LOL <BR> <BR> I am so looking forward to the cast coming off....only 17 days to go....woohoo.....but then...whose counting/.... <BR> <BR> I actually came home today for a couple of hours....was so cold and wet and I really couldn't be bothered walking in the rain from Uni to the Polytech so came home and did some bits then carried on with my day..... <BR> <BR> Just back home from life group.... <B... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 06:14:18 EST NOT WARM HERE AT PRESENT...SNOW PREDICTED... Our weather is not at all warm at present and they are predicting snow....BRRRRR <BR> Spent some time at the cafe today however still having the plaster on my wrist is starting to get frustrating especiall if we get busy at the Cafe.... <BR> Looked after the little one for a while yesterday as his mum ended up working at the cafe however found the cast inhibiting...was really pleased he slept all afternoon and hubby was home reasonably eary so he could hold him and pick him up for me.... <BR>... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 04:33:47 EST 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