MEGAN6277's SparkPeople Blog MEGAN6277's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community confused and unsure <img src=""> I got an email from my pastors daughter regarding her helping me find a babysitter this afternoon. She says that the church preschool is looking to fill a position and was wondering if I would be interested in it. I was told last year when there was a position available that it was only open to church members and me not being a member wouldnt be eligible to apply so I didnt bother. So why the sudden ch... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:56:53 EST peach rings wont fix my hurt I took today off because i didnt get much sleep last night. My husband has the day off and as usual is off on his own agenda never mind staying here and helping me. Anyway all i want to do is sleep and i cant lucky me. Im sorry im grumping but it irritates me so. My legs bothering me because of all this rain and theres not much i can do about it. Ill stop complaining and being annoyed. I cant change anything. Hope everybody has a good day! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:51:04 EST another day blah! Well here i am again 3am and not sleeping as usual. This is getting ridiculous. Josh was up again and he went back to sleep but here i sit. Ive got too much on my mind to sleep i suppose. Its all in vain and all for nothing. I needlessly worry over the stupidest things. My job, if its still gonna be ok after i see the podiatrist or if theyre gonna take me out because of my leg. Nothing to worry about for now not going to be seen till the 17th of the month. Coming home at night and it hurtting... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:16:30 EST now what? Everybodys probably tired of hearing my woes by now so ill try not to sound like the perils pf pauline too badly. Im faced with summer one babysitter who needs a break every couple of days and i shouldnt even be asking her for help because of her age(74) feeling guilty because of needing help and shes the only one whos willing. I askes my mom for help babysitting and she agreed to it but now tells me she can only watch them on certain days and oh by the way heres the list of appointments ive ... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:44:48 EST better then expected My follow up to this mornings blog... The VA showed up and so did the lady from the county. My clients family wasnt informed of the meeting which seems odd to me. We just generally discussed the medication situation and theyve both called adult protective services about his grandson. Unfortunately theyve also said that nothing will be done because of "Freedom to choose" whether or not he takes his meds. Which I find infuriating because he needs it. So everyones hands are tied and his grandson... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:14:42 EST not looking forward to today at all Ive been having some difficulties with one of the families I work for. They seem to think he doesnt nees his blood sugar medicine or the right kinds of foods to eat. Hes a diabetic and 95 years old he should be able to eat as he pleases, or so im told. Well ive been at this battle for a month now and i am fearing its coming to a head today. Ive been back and forth with social workers, nurses, nutritionists and all my bosses about it and they still wont give him his sugar meds when I dont show... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:06:30 EST strange yet relieving news Well my results are in from the xrays. Very odd findings not a thing wrong with my leg but theres some foreign matter in my foot from an old puncture wound. Ive been wracking my brain to try and figure out when, where and how it happend and I can only come up with two or three times that I hurt my foot. When my draft horse stepped on it twice but that was over 15 yrs ago. I honestly wish I could pinpoint when it happend. Oh well maybe someday when Im not thinking about it things will come to ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:14:37 EST strange yet relieving news Well my results are in from the xrays. Very odd findings not a thing wrong with my leg but theres some foreign matter in my foot from an old puncture wound. Ive been wracking my brain to try and figure out when, where and how it happend and I can only come up with two or three times that I hurt my foot. When my draft horse stepped on it twice but that was over 15 yrs ago. I honestly wish I could pinpoint when it happend. Oh well maybe someday when Im not thinking about it things will come to ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:14:07 EST a need to explain <img src=""> Last week was a really hard week on me. This week hasnt gotten much better either. I spent all last week running to dentist appointments and being in my jeep is never fun. Along with trying to work in between it all it was nuts. This week its my turn. Ive only missed two hours of work so far but Ive had difficulty with my leg. There is a swelling on the front of my lower leg that has been plaguing me o... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:01:52 EST I need to unplug a while I'm going through a dark time right now and need to unplug. I will be back, thank you all for being supportive. Not sure how long I wilI need but I feel it very necessary to walk away for a while. Hope all goes well for everyone and I'll talk to you again. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 03:51:21 EST what i think is not what i am My sister inlaw and brother in law are renewing their vows on the 10th of July. I figured I would buy a new dress. I went and found one, bought it now Im feeling like I dont want to wear it because I still look as though Im pregnant and probably always will. As many of you know with my last baby I had a csection because he was breach. So my tummy has been cut and wont ever be what I want it to be. Im thinking about giving up on it all really. There doesnt seem to be much point to it any more.... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 19:32:56 EST my bunny <img src=""> I created this bunny rabbit and wanted honest opinions on it. I know it came out looking like Piglet from Winnie the Pooh. It wasnt intended to come out that way but it did. I think it came out cute and definately an original. The one ear isnt the same size as the other and it still needs a face....You cant please the cook ever unfortunately. Meaning it doesnt matter how good it comes out the cook will... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:43:21 EST activity tracker Help! Id like to purchase an activity tracker but I dont have a credit card...does anyone know if they accept money orders in place of the credit cards? I decided a while ago i didnt want a credit card because its too easy for me to get into trouble with them. But now Im finding I cant order much online without one. If anybody can help id appreciate it...thanks! Sun, 31 May 2015 08:45:22 EST have you realized? Most of us ladies usually do the cooking, planning, buying of all the food that comes into our houses. Have you ever stopped and realized how much our lives revolve around food? Seriously almost every waking moment. Atleast in my life anyway. I wish sometimes my hubby would learn to cook to give me a break from trying to come up with something. I do it all wrong according to some peoples one here but just my own thoughts on it. Usually I pick out one or two meals a week that i can ... Fri, 29 May 2015 17:32:59 EST another week bites the dust! <img src=""> Ok what a week! Man am I soooo glad its over with! It started out with going to work tuesday then taking my middle son to the doctors that afternoon. All os good and hes off crutches, just cant run for two weeks and needs to be careful. Wednsday went ok i had to take my client to get plants at a local greenhouse. That went ok, but I also needed to get as much done as i could on her house. Thursday was ... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:22:07 EST more stress <img src=""> Last night, my second son was jumping on the trampoline and rolled his ankle. Off we go again to the er. The doctor took an xray and said theres a line in his growth plate but its being treated as a sprain. So now Ive gotta make an appointment probably tuesday with his regular dr to be referred to an orthopedic. Here we go again, extra running for me because hes gonna need a ride to and from school eve... Sun, 24 May 2015 07:19:37 EST memory lane I was going through some old pictures and came across the one i posted in my status. I guess that was taken when my dad was in the army sometime. Back then when you were in the service it meant something. Seems its lost its valor so to speak nowadays, atleast my brain thinks so. Dad served during Vietnam time and from what I know, he used to be strapped to either Nike or Apache missles to do the wiring or something like it. He was afraid of heights later on in life, no doubt from his military... Fri, 22 May 2015 17:14:22 EST my sons accomplishment <img src=""> Sorry about the sideways picture once again... My middle son entered this picture into the towns historical society coloring contest and won! I hadnt any idea he had done this until today. Im so proud of him! He won a big box of 120 crayons, and a big coloring book. He always does such a good job on everything he colors im happy someone has finally seen it besides me! I hope everybody has a good holida... Thu, 21 May 2015 17:34:58 EST Thanks to all <img src=""> I just wanted to thank everyone once again for all the comments on my blogs and page and all my likes for my pictures. Dad used to say if youre not laughing youre not really living much. So many days I spend being grumpy but I do try to put humor into all i do it helps me to get through my day. I get reminded every time I take one of the kids to the drs that my dad would always try and lighten the situation when we were at the... Tue, 19 May 2015 16:53:19 EST recent mugshot <img src=""> Yup its me just sideways....cant get it to turn, oh well maybe ill look skinnier sideways....oh well. I hate taking pictures as you can see..but i still have to get back to work on myself again. My stress level hasnt gotten any better, seems more is being piled on me. I was starting to take time for myself, but these last few days has proven different again. I am going to call sometime this week for an appointment with my ob... Sun, 17 May 2015 17:09:04 EST why me? <img src=""> I had a rough day today. It seemed every time Id try to settle down to do something I needed to or wanted to the boys would start causing trouble. I wanted to run away from everything today. I couldnt do anything right by anyone. I thought it had started out ok, but my patience was quickly pushed to my breaking point and I didnt want to deal with anything. Last week my mother was all gung ho about taking on one of my clients... Sat, 16 May 2015 21:11:01 EST who would expect it to be this easy <img src=""> After looking at this picture, I totally agree with it. Ive never been comfortable enough with myself to even consider putting on a bikini even when i was my ideal weight. But now ive got stretch marks and scars on my tummy from my pregnancies. Im not ashamed of them, just consider them my battle wounds. No one should be ashamed of marks that created life. Embrace them as accomplishments instead..useful thought? I hope it help... Thu, 14 May 2015 17:23:09 EST three nights! <img src=""> My youngest son has gone the last three nights all by himself!! My dogs still woke me up but i was able to go back to sleep alone for a change. I pray that it continues for a while anyway. My middle son is now 8 and im having trouble believing hes that old. Anyway, my birthday is wed this week. Thats why i posted the minion with getting older. Ill be 42 and never thought id be this age. Im afraid of getting older. Too many c... Mon, 11 May 2015 19:35:08 EST too good to pass up <img src=""> Ok I went off the bandwagon for today. I created this luscious brownie funfetti cookie dough cake for my sons birthday party. Wow is all i can say! It was so good i know i wasnt supposed to eat it but i had to try it. I only had a small piece and it was just enough. It was worth it for a few minutes just to enjoy my creation. Oh well tomorrows another day to try again....maybe. Do you ever want to be bad on purpose? I know we... Sat, 9 May 2015 18:51:37 EST last minute annie <img src=""> Tomorrow is my middle sons birthday party. My house looks like a cyclone blew thru it, the cakes not done yet, i still need to pick up ice cream and make waffles for lunch for everybody. Its going to be too hot to make anything in the oven for lunch so thats why were doing waffles and ice cream....Im exausted from the horrendous week Ive had and dont want to do any of it. Not to mention I need to make cupcakes for his class ... Fri, 8 May 2015 20:45:41 EST work or bugs bunny? Well so far my weeks been in the pooper! Yesterday i had a vet appointment scheduled and my husband tells me to clear my schedule to go for a ride with him. Ok so i do...we dont go. Then today I had plans of going to work and my youngest wakes up with a 102.8 fever...home again. But as i read this morning, Ive gotta see the good in my challenge...uhm, when can i revolt?! Im trying really i am. So im sitting here with my youngest watching bugs bunny. Life could be worse, its just money and not... Tue, 5 May 2015 13:21:02 EST a little me time <img src=""> Well I took the time to do this to my nails. Thought they turned out really pretty! I went on pinterest and got a few ideas then went with what i had and this is what i came up with. Of course i had to change a dirty diaper after i was done but it was fun just the same. Mon, 4 May 2015 16:55:32 EST my creation <img src=""> Ive been searching online for new ideas and patterns that are quick to make. I came across this loofa and tried it, well my boys like it so much that they each want one. Theyre so simple and easy to make too! I also made the blueberry muffins in the spark cookbook but tweaked it of course. I put in grated carrots, raisins, coconut all instead of the blueberries. They came out delicious!! I love taking a basic recipe and makin... Sun, 3 May 2015 19:30:23 EST my creation <img src=""> Ive been searching online for new ideas and patterns that are quick to make. I came across this loofa and tried it, well my boys like it so much that they each want one. Theyre so simple and easy to make too! I also made the blueberry muffins in the spark cookbook but tweaked it of course. I put in grated carrots, raisins, coconut all instead of the blueberries. They came out delicious!! I love taking a basic recipe and makin... Sun, 3 May 2015 19:29:53 EST April confession <img src=""> After an entire month of what seemed like non stop stress, I have a huge confession to make. Im not happy with myself at all and take shame in telling anyone. I have gained back 8 of the 10 lbs previously lost. I havent got anyone to blame but myself. Along with not being careful of what Ive been eating im stuck right back where i started three months ago. This is ridiculous and very disheartening to me. Along with the stress ... Sat, 2 May 2015 06:54:45 EST Ive gotta share this sweet gesture <img src=""> My 3 yr old found about .30 $ on the floor. He was very excited, he came over to me and says," mommy money for gas for your jeep and donuts!" To any three yr old that little amount is an enormous fortune. When I take him with me to get gas for the jeep i always treat him to a little package of chocolate frosted donuts. He got a packave last week and ate all but one of them. We were headed to Lees house my 95yr old vet who has... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:59:10 EST tired <img src=""> Today i havent accomplished much of anything really accept getting annoyed and extremely tired. My world comes to a slamming crash on sundays so it seems. I rush around and clean and care for everybody throughout the week then need and desprately want a week home after it all only to push it aside and start all over again on monday morning. Its been my visious cycle for most of the yeR and Im tired of it. Im in a job that no... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:46:06 EST another crazy week behind me! <img src=""> This week has been so nuts its unreal! I had to take my puppy to the vet to be spayed and was without her for the night. Shes back home and warm. The weathers turned back into winter, we relit the outside furnace to burn up all the scrap wood that was left. So im back on duty for now. Ugh a job i love to hate!! My youngest is still getting over his ear ache and is scheduled to go to the dentist again for another filling. I wi... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:52:01 EST my unofficial bucket list <img src=""> Lately all you hear about is this adventure or that adventure are on my "bucket list". Who came up with such an idea and why do we have to actually stick to it? Ive decided to create an unofficial list. These are things I might or might not actually get to. Sorta like a New Years resolution without the commitment. Ok here goes: 1. Id like to become a published author of childrens literature so I can work from home and make ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:10:25 EST vitamin deficiency? Ive been taking Natures Bounty PMS formula for about two weeks steady. It contains vitamins b12 &6, magnesium, b1&2, vitamin C, D, cranberry concentrate and borage oil. I feel great once I take it, but when it wears off, I get a racing heart, extremely tired, and a little hungrier then normal. Are these considered deficiency symptoms or is it just that my body is so low that what i take wears off and my bodys supply wears out by the end of it. I feel like an emotional mush head without it. I ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:50:07 EST my Jonah day <img src=""> If anybody were to look at me crosseyed Id probably start balling on the spot. I found out my ex sils father passed away yesterday of cancer. Then this morning i go to put washer fluid in my jeep and found antifreeze all over my engine. I had to take my youngest to the dentist so i put more in and went. On the way back i stopped at the mechanics and he said he could fix it tomorrow. My sons friends grandmother showed up and ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:59:20 EST its been a while Life has gotten crazy yet once again in my world. I havent had any time to settle down and do for me again. We rented a 20yd dumpster and have limited time with it to haul out our house. Needless to say, I started with the worst room and have moved to each room in the house attempting to toss anything broken, or unwanted to relieve some of the clutter. My husbands been working on the shed and garage along with work and taking care of his dads cows. Its been a challenge and a huge project, but... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:15:34 EST An intoxication only nature can fill <img src=""> Every spring I anxiously await the sounds of the redwinged blackbirds, and all the Canadian geese on our beaver pond in the back yard. I always say that there are so many that come back that their sound of reuniting with family members becomes literally intoxicating for me. I dont drink, or do anything else, but the good Lord gives me my intoxicating fill of nature after a horribly dreadful winter, its a very welcome sound an... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 06:57:06 EST why does sleep never happen? For the last week I havent gotten much sleep yet again. I try so hard and have the best of intentions to sleep all night but it has iluded me. Its the same routine every night. I sleep till midnight or one and then my youngest jumps in bed, then I get him settled then the dogs start and continue until Im wide awake and they fall back to sleep. With leaving me only an hour left before my alarm goes off. Its very frustrating. Any suggestions besides shooting the dogs? ( not speaking literally o... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:49:14 EST April fools day prank <img src=""> I know its not April Fools day yet but i was remembering a time when my grandma was staying with us. I was about 6 or 7 years old when she was with us for a little bit. It was April fools day and she was terrified of mice. I had a toy mouse for my cat filled with catnip and I decided to put it in her the underwear drawer of her dresser. I thought it was funny and boy did she scream! I got into a good bit of trouble over it, ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:50:58 EST how do i? <img src=""> With caring for my family, my job of caring for four elderly people, trying to keep track of constantly changing schedules how can i fit in any me time? I havent been very good at taking care of myself lately and desperately need some "me time". My daily routine can change in an instant so quickly. Ive tried to schedule it in the past but always feel guilty because ive had to put out someone else to do my job for a little whi... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:54:45 EST Life.... <img src=""> I thought this picture was cute! Lifes been "on the rocks" again. Littlest has an ear infection, oldest is giving me attitude troubles, and the middle one is just trying to stay out of trouble for a change. Too many situations going on at once for me to deal with at the same time. But I guess thats how its gotta be I suppose. How does one deal with a sassy 9 yr old boy? He has starte to get all huffy when I tell him he cant ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:33:45 EST I figured out what I did...duh moment! Friday morning the weather was sunny and beautiful. I couldnt find my pups leash so I just cut her loose from the house. Big mistake!! She ran off down two houses to the amish property next door. I stupidly tried to pound through the knee high snow in oversized boots after her. I should know better but aparently I dont. I woke up this morning with bruises on my knee and got to thinking about it and thats why my knee has been bothering me all weekend long. DUH!! Sometimes I do things without t... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:34:24 EST my realization <img src=""> Four years ago when I got pregnant with my last son, I weighed 175. I had gained about 15 lbs from my other two children that I couldnt get rid of. On top of that 175 I gained 51 pounds and delivered my son at 226. Which I thought was horrible and it was. Over this time, Ive lost that 51 pounds and am back to my prepregnancy weight and back to loosing the weight from my other two boys. Im hoping to get that extra weight gone ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:03:10 EST too sweet for words My husband needed to borrow my fils car because his truck is in the shop for a few days. He said it was ok but hed like it back today. My hubby said hed try, but why? Come to find out today is the anniversary of when my inlaws met 56 yrs ago. He wants his car to go get a pizza to celebrate it. I only wish my husband was taking notes!! My fil is almost 80 and from what ive gathered over the 11 years ive been with my husband, hasnt done much for my mil up until recent years. Theyve had a rough ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:14:54 EST turning my dont want to into have to I am struggling with having to go to work this morning and not honestly wanting to. Im not feeling all that great and have a mountain of work ahead of me today. Id much rather curl back underneath my covers with my aching back and go back to sleep. If I didnt have to get my boys up for school, I could do just that. Then I think of Lee and Lois. Both of whom depend on me for taking them to the diner and making their lunches for them. Of course Ive also gotta clean both of their houses. Someday... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 05:10:23 EST weather forecast <img src=""> Im sooooo excited! This weeks outlook is as follows: Awesomely warmer then it has been!!!! I have heard hints of spring with the return of the redwinged black bird as well!! Were almost done with this dreadful winter!!! Yes theres still chances of snow clear till June, (not serously but you never know here) it has snowed as late as Mothers day honestly. I had snow on my birthday when I started college in Vermont. I had gone ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 02:00:36 EST easy day ahead <img src=""> I first wanted to thank everyone who has been commenting on my blogs. I sometimes dont get the chance to thank everyone indivually. Well anyway like my title says, Im hoping for an easy day today. I only have to pick up some stuff at my clients house along with doing two days worth of dishes and taking him to the diner. It shouldnt take all that long to accomplish. My second clients granddaughter called last night and told m... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 04:41:37 EST i wish i was a bear <img src=""> I drew this picture many years ago and have loved it ever since. Its very simple and basic but can tell so much about me. Again i dont know how to turn the picture once its been posted. Anyway, I wish many times during this hard winter like weve had that I could be this bear hibernating. This way I dont have to face any of this mess that I already have. I hope that you enjoy it and let me know what you think about my drawing... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:31:25 EST a funny for you <img src=""> I wanted to post a few funnies but my phone won't let me.....I want my computer hooked up to the internet!! I thought this was worth posting.....I wish it would warm up its supposed to this weekend, I pray it stays instead of going back down again. I can't take much more. I long to hear the words.."let the furnace go" ....not sure if it'll happen or not this year. Have a good day !!! Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:08:18 EST