LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 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