MEGAN6277's SparkPeople Blog MEGAN6277's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community a little bit of me Ugh where to start? <BR> Well....favorites I guess is a good favorite indulgence would have to be having a cup of chocolate raspberry coffee along with a couple more tsps of dark hot chocolate mixed in.....along with a quiet morning to drink it in. Which hardly ever happens at my house. <BR> <BR> Favorite critters would have to include my long time friend who's now passed my black percheron mare Chelsey. She tried my patience something terrible and she's the one I miss terribly.... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 18:40:28 EST why do I always find reasons not to do something I went to church on Sunday to find out that the current director of the preschool program has stepped down. They're looking for a new one. Well the only thing holds g me back is the simple fact that I'm not a current member of the church and I don't have any supervisory experience over staff but probably could do the job. Is this the Lords way of saying go ahead and I will help you or am I just wistfully thinking that this is right? I've got my degree in education, a bachelors of science whic... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:49:06 EST finally time to write So many times this week I've wanted to sit and write a blog out but haven't been able to because of time and circumstances. Well first off my oldests orthopedic appointment went great. They're going to dismiss him on July 17th. He's out of the brace and off crutches. Now I can keep him still for even a second! He's on the go and is so much happier now then before. Now onto my other situation that's been brewing. I applied for a job at the hospital for cleaning. I didn't realize what it entail... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:48:28 EST Busy week no rest for the weary Well my boys have two more half days left of school then we head to the doctor's office on Thursday with my oldest. I found out Saturday that the orthopedic he started seeing has left the office! I say good riddance to him! I didn't care for him much and am very happy to be rid of him. My mom and sister have left for the week leaving me free(almost) without pay...I'm ok with it for today, because I have enough to keep me occupied with charting the kids back and forth to school at 8 am then pi... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:19:51 EST schools almost over! This year seems like it's been dragging its feet to get to the end. The kids have 3 half days next week and it's all over!!!! Can't seem to get here fast enough. Then we start with our summer of mom I'm bored can we go somewhere? Mom usually says yes but has to bring a lot of company. Then my company gets aggravated at me and it's no fun. Always turns into it without fail. Then our fun time ends up being stressful and aggravating on my part. We don't get to go anywhere because of lack of fund... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:39:14 EST my nonscale victory I took my boys to the church rummage sale last weekend and found some clothes for myself. I picked up a few pairs of jeans figuring they wouldn't fit being they were size 12. I looked them over, held them up and said ok why not. Got them home and sort of hesitated putting them on, but eventually I did. To my surprise, they fit!! I guess I've lost a little bit , doesn't feel it but I'll take it just the same. I'm on my way to finding more garage sale finds today hopefully I can! Have a great w... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:08:56 EST yup its been a while howdy everybody! Its been a while since ive written. I know, big deal! To give you a quick update on my oldests knee, dr says hes just got two very bad bone brises and a small fracture underneath one of them. Hes gotta stay on crutches until the end of school in about 3 weeks,, then were starting physical therapy hopefully. In other news, my hubbys goten himself a new toy to play with, a Kubota tractor for the farm. Hes all excited about it. Im ok with it because he needs it to move round bal... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:35:47 EST a sweet revelation from an unexpected place i had taken the boys outside to play and take some fun pictures, got to talking to my guys about not liking my picture taken.My oldest asked why mom? i just told him i didnt think i was pretty enough totake a picture of and i just dont take good pictures. Well, my son very sweetly said, " mom it doesnt matter what you look like on the outside, i think youre beautiful!" Words that almost brought me to tears. I dont see myself as beautiful at all. My dad used to tell me about all the guys sta... Sun, 25 May 2014 19:14:18 EST my life has stunk this week My week started out alright without any trouble. Tuesday hit and all hell broke loose literally. My birthday started out ok but ended up in the er with my oldest. He was jumping on the trampoline and landed wrong on his knee snapping his pateller ligament. So hes up on crutches, in a brace and waiting to get an mri on the 28th of this month. Lucky me!! Sooooo lifes gotten more complicated to say the least. Ive managed to stay in bed last night only getting up once with my littlest and then i ... Sat, 17 May 2014 09:14:15 EST a mothers day funny I took my boys to church today and let them go to their Sunday school classes. I went into the sanctuary with my youngest because they dont have a nursery at the time i go, so hes gotta stay with me. My pastor was giving the sermon and my littlest decided to shoot his car across the back of the church left to right spooking my pastor from the podium. He kind of took it in stride and giggled a bit catching his breathe said...thank you for that one Charitie, i thought it was a mouse! So i guess... Sun, 11 May 2014 14:02:39 EST Mothers day, birthdays and flowers My middle son will be sharing Mothers day with me! This year his birthday lands on mother's day. Funny because when I turned 7 my birthday also landed on mother's day. My dad gave me 7 red roses for a present. I guess that's why I get depressed around mother's day because my husband doesn't do stuff like that for me and I miss it tremendously. Seems just like another day and nothing to celebrate. I try to make the best of it but always end up with false hopes and disappointment. What makes it... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:28:23 EST wanted to say thanks hbanks to everyone who has written on my blogs and given me goodies the last few days. Life has gotten away from me again and I haven't been able to say thanks. I am not able to put up any more fun pictures because my phone won't let me. Stinks cause there have been a lot of them I have found I wanted to post with my blogs. Oh well no biggie I suppose. Gotta keep this short cause my kids are still keeping me hopping. Think I'm going to pop some popcorn, get into my jammies and curl up with th... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:49:31 EST baskets, bunnies and eggs oh my! With the grass finally sprouting, the flowers blooming there's lots of bunnies hopping around my house. I don't mean the furry kind. My boys are so excited for tomorrow they can't contain themselves! They're being extra good, or attempting to anyway...sort of like around when Christmas is here. Life has gotten difficult for a short time but I'm hoping this week it will pick up and get better again. Good news to tell, my went to get another colonoscopy done. He's cancer free! He's only ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:18:21 EST stupid stress anyway! I've been trying to refrain from writing negatively this month....guess its not working...yup thought I had it made with the little one. No dice...yet anyway. Every night is a fight to get him in bed and I'm so tired I'm seeing things that aren't there. Its driving me crazy! About 11 yrs ago before my hubby n I were married, we got broken into. Had our back windows smashed in and our 2 week new 4 wheeler stolen. We recovered the wheeler 2 days later, but the scars of it still remain today. I ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:50:57 EST finally! Last night, my mom gave me the idea of switching my oldest and youngest sons beds around because we've discovered that the littlest doesn't want to be alone at night. Sooo I did it, and sure enough he only got up once and fell out of bed once as well. When I put him back to sleep he wasn't crying or even complaining! Thanks mom for the idea! I got some sleep, but with missing almost a week or 2 worth of sleep, I fear a cold maybe in order for me. Unless its allergies, not sure yet. I took tod... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:15:46 EST a special treat I am sooooo excited! Saturday morning my kids are going to my inlaws and I'm going for an hour massage! I've managed to save enough to get it done after not being able to all winter. I'm sooooooo happy! Then afterwards I'm heading to a local church to look at Easter baskets they're selling. I don't usually feel as though I deserve stuff because its been an ongoing problem I've got with myself, but this time I do feel as though I've earned it. I don't mean to sound so selfish on this Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:29:27 EST need help! Ok here's the 6yr old son shakes something terrible. He eats something it stops or slows down. I'm getting a prescription from the dr to get him tested for hypoglicemia and diabetes. If it comes back that he is, how do I feed him when all he wants is stuff like carbs which aren't good for him? I have tried talking to him and explaining that he needs to eat better foods so he will feel better, it has only sunk in part way. HELP! I need ideas on what to give him protein wise that... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:45:51 EST i just want one week Oh my goodness this week from wed to today has been unbelievable! Started wednsday with my middle son getting the stomach bug. He was home for a day, next day the baby gets it, next day I start with it, then Sunday my oldest gets it and finally my husband! Then it took from Friday until today for me to start feeling better and I go and wake up with a major migraine.I'm still suffering from it as I'm writing this. I would seriously like one week where nothing goes wrong and no one is sick! Ugh... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:47:16 EST ive decided to stop trying My weight loss journey has hit yet another plateau. I have decided to stop trying to be the perfect size according to society, and just be me. I'm never going to be the "ideal" any more as I was before children came into my life. I may still have 20 to 30 pounds left to loose but I'm done with it all and not going to give it another thought. The moenys not there to join any kind of a gym, barely there to put food on my table for my family. I've got a trampoline in my back yard, and when warme... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 02:40:52 EST funny but annoying day today <img src=""> <BR> I had to throw this picture in for todays funny! Ok I woke up early this morning around 430. Loaded the furnace, got my dinner in my crock pot, and went back to bed for about a half an hour. Why you say? Well, today was my oldest sons science fair day. I wanted to get a jump start on things, and as my day played out, it was a very good thing. I woke up my youngest, due to the fact I needed to be at school by 8:25 this m... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:14:07 EST my newest creations <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The first 2 pictures are my petal scrunchie(the yellow one) the second is my ruffled scrunchie. The third is a picture of my white hat I did earlier I just embellished it a bit with purple yarn, and a cream and lavendar flower with a butterfly button attached to it. How... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:27:10 EST painful words Oh I want to curl up in a ball right now and cry my eyes out! My middle son and I were talking about our cat Smoky, and I said she was being lazy this winter because she usually goes out and you can't keep her in. Well my son added the phrase, "like you mom" afterwards. It really honestly hurt. I give my life for these boys, working day in and out and he thinks I'm lazy! Granted he's only 6, doesn't understand life yet, but still it hurt. I asked him if his dishes did themselves, if his meals... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:42:11 EST life has become annoying to say the least All I've gotta say is here we go again! My sisters back in the hospital, I'm out of work and my life seems pretty much hopeless at this point. I can't seem to catch a break from anything or anybody lately. I guess her shunt needs to be adjusted yet again to be working correctly. Which means another week in the hospital. Everybody keeps asking me why don't I geta nother job? Its easy for them to say when they're not stcuk in my position. I work for a company who pays me, my mother hired my and... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:14:57 EST hmm whats next? Life this week has been challenging to say the least yet once again. Well the good news is that I'm back to work, hopefully for a while this time. Bad news, my furnace went down again on Friday. The same man that fixed it the last time came back and this time, he and my husband crawlled under the house and he showed him how to fix it so when it happends again, we can fix it without having to call them again. Yikes! 400$ worth of repairs in one week! I'm so ready for spring its not funny. Ther... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 08:21:40 EST my month in review...n whats ahead Well february was certainly a stinker, for the lack of a better word for it. Between the fridgid temps and calamities we've had around here, its a wonder I'm still here. My goal was to cut down my texting to my one friend....acomplished! She has gotten the hint after many times trying to tell her, in her mind it relaxes her by stressing someone who is already stressed to the max out. Which to me doesn't seem fair or right. March has certainly started off where february left off! Yesterday, I ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:05:34 EST is it over ...yet? The robins are singing, skunks are confused, the bunnies are hopping, and I saw a dead ground hog this morning on the road 1st of the season. <img src=""> <BR> My kids bus driver has been mia for about 3 weeks now. I hope he gets back from florida soon, I'm getting tired of being stressed out about my kids bus trip. I never worry when they're regular driver has them. He's an exmarine who doesn't let anything happen to them. I've come to ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:19:30 EST after 3 days finally relief! These last couple of days has been very painful. I've had such a headache along with a very achy back doing things has been difficult to say the least. I try not to complain but man this weathers been rough, had to haul extra wood over because of it. Ugh I'm soooo sick of it its not funny. I guess were in for another month worth of temps that aren't going to be very high for march. Which means more work for me as usual. My husbands been mia for the last couple of days or atleast a little less... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:56:14 EST only a little longer On my way to my moms today, we smelt the most promising smell of spring....a skunk! I know that the calendar says february but there's robins flying all over the place and now this! Hopefully within the next week my tell tale sounds of the redwings will be back! I ache to hear them in the winter and dream of it somedays until they're here finally! They're due back sometime next week, let's just hope they don't wait much longer. On the unfortunate side of it is that the weathers going to turn ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:21:39 EST taking a mini staycation Well for an update on my sister, all went well and she's doing great! Now she's gotta recover and come home. In the meantime, I haven't been too interested in going anywhere the last 2 days. Been hanging out in my jammies and trying to keep the house cleaned. <img src=""> <BR> Its been great really. Sort of a mini staycation. The weathers been dreadful, been getting snow and freezing rain, really no reason to go anywhere. <img src="http://... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:33:41 EST life the last few days Where does one start but oh my goodness what a mess! Just in one short day,m my inlaws barn almost caught fire because we weren't sure of the wiring being ok. The lights kept working then one didn't work then a different one didn't work, so my hubby cut the main to it and my fil had to call someone to look at it. Well when he turned the main back on, all the lights worked fine and he couldn't find anything wrong with it of course! Then that night my mom tells me she's taking my sister to the ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:58:38 EST a trip down memory lane I was looking through some old pictures the other night and came across this one <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> The first one is of my old dog Callie (the blonde) and Jetta the collie. I miss both of them terribly. The second picture is of my horse Chelsey. She was a Black Percheron that stood about 17 or 18 hands high. I'm 5'7" tall and I was able to go under her neck without bending ov... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:47:29 EST my journey so far Well its been a little easier to stay away from my phone these last couple of days. I have become somewhat less stressed in one respect but seems like life has taken a jump other ways! Our bus driver has headed south for 2 weeks leaving my kids with an incompetant fool who enjoys threatening kids. I have addressed the matter with the school, not sure if anything can be done about it except a warning. I don't like him, I used to work with him at a previous job and he's very arrogant and a know... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:04:16 EST my February challenge I have been doing some thinking on my last blog, I wanted to challenge myself to become "reingaged" in my life without too much technology. I've challenged myself this month to become less involved in being tied to my cell phone. I've gotta pay more attention to my kids and family and care less about who's posting what on facebook and who's texting me. Ill only answer if its important and try to get back to my life as it was before I got a cell phone. Its going to be hard for me to cut some t... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 02:30:46 EST what do you do when? I've had a friend since college, thought she was a friend, but since she's gotten a boyfriend I've realized she's never been a friend. We got into a spat yesterday. She lives in KY and swears that her bf won't drive through an inch of snow to go see her. I told her that any man would go through life and limb to be with a woman he loves and cares for and that he was pretty much a pansy because he wouldn't drive in it. I also told her that he only wanted her for convenience and sex. How do you ... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:03:29 EST ugh is it ever gonna end?! Well we got dumped on again! Here is a picture I took this afternoon of my backyard. Seems like this winter is dragging its hiney big time! <img src=""> <BR> I tried loading another one, but as usual my phones not working right. Anywho, lifes been the same except for the hubby feeling better for now. I sometimes wonder if he does it for attention. I know that's probably bad of me to think that, ah never mind its not that....we got almost... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:34:04 EST sooo tired! Thought these were fitting for my situations today! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Life stinks today! I'm sitting on my floor under my 2 yr old wrapped in a blanket cause my wood furnace needs cleaning and hubbys asleep again! I'm wiped out and still have half a day to go yet ...ugh I'm sooo tired I could scream! I know he's tired and doesn't feel well, but the stubborn... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:54:30 EST sleep they name is mud! I don't mean to complain, but I've got to. My husband came home yesterday from the barn with a stomach ache. Fell asleep at 130 in the afternoon, is still sleeping here at 445 am. Ii know he's not feeling well, and I shouldn't expect anything less from anyone, but geepers I've been up almost all night long, atleast every other hour on the hour with a child, the dog or having to put wood in the furnace. I'm sooo tired I gave up trying to sleep for just an hour time left its not worth it! Ugh h... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 04:55:04 EST poor Phil What a life for a ground hog! They stuff him into a little box at the beginning of winter, allow him to sleep as he should be until today...the dreaded ground hogs day. They pull him out and force him to face the elements as he's not used to them just to say if there's going to be more winter. Which is inevitable anyway being spring on the calendar says march 20th. Even though all of you in upstate NY knows that winters not truelly officially over until atleast May to be on the safe side! I h... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 15:00:30 EST random rants Thank goodness this cold snap is almost over with for a small spell anyway! It has been very long in coming! Forecast is supposed to warm up to a whopping 23 for tomorrows hig! I say break out the bikinis and go for a run! Id probably look like a beached whale in one, still have about 20lbs left to loose to be where id like to be. But hey, I've gotten rid of the 1st 50 so I guess I can work on the rest a little at a time. My husband has considered selling out of the dairy business and taking ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:45:38 EST thought these were funny "I've been diagnosed with NCD...No Can Do!" <BR> <BR> "It was me. I let the dogs out!" <BR> <BR> "When I was a kid I wanted to be older...this crap is not what I expected!" <BR> <BR> "Geezer: slang for not young, not dead, somewhere in between!" <BR> <BR> "Politicians and diapers need to be changed often....for the same reason!" <BR> <BR> "You must be exhausted from watching me do everything!" <BR> <BR> "Sweat is fat crying!" <BR> <BR> "Wine improves with age, I improve with wine!" <BR... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:29:18 EST this Jersey girl's gone redneck! With painted fingernails, hair tied back, this New Jersey transplanted to upstate New York has truelly become a redneck girl! I've discovered that I enjoy chopping husband thinks I'm nuts, but for some strange reason, I've found it very stress relieving. I spent 17 and a half years in the suburbs of New Jersey wondering why I don't like living there. Never finding my place in this world and never really fitting in. When we moved to New York state 23 yrs ago, I didn't ever think id w... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:16:16 EST too tired to care The last few days my littlest has been down for the count with a fever and ear problems. Took him to the drs yesterday, wouldn't you know it, number 2 wakes up with it this morning! Ugh I can't ever get a break! I'm so tired from not sleeping well now we've got a cold snap coming in again, more work for me with the outside furnace! I am sooooo ready for spring its not funny! <img src=""> <BR> I've posted this one before but its so fitting... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:17:43 EST dare to dream Each of us have our own dreams and ideals of how we think our lives will go. Many times they don't end up in the direction we first hoped. Other times they end up going beyond our wildest imaginations and much further then wed ever hoped for! Life is what you make of it and you do the best with what you've been delved out. Some people can take a certain situation and turn it into the best, much like spinning gold from simple straw. I've had many twists and turns in my lifes story that I have ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:31:22 EST want to purchase a nook but am unsure I've been debating on whether or not I should purchase a nook simple touch. I don't know a lot about them. My sister has a kindle fire but needs a credit card to put any games onto it. With the nook, do you need a credit card to purchase books? What else can you do with it? Help! Thanks! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:32:13 EST my devotions today This is from the book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young <BR> Trust me by relinquishing control into my hands. Let go and recognize that I am God. This is my world :I made it, and control it. Yours is a responsive part in the litany of love. I search among my children for receptivity to me. Guard well this gift that I have planted in your heart. Nurture it with the Light of My Presence. When you bring Me prayer requests, lay your concerns before Me. Speak to Me candidly, pour out your heart. Then t... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:54:23 EST my very thoughtful 2yr old My littlest has certainly learned how to look after me already and make sure I do things just right. Every time I have to go out to put wood in our "beastie", when he's awake, he makes sure I put my coat, boots, gloves and anything necessary on I need to stay warm. He will hand them to me or to anyone else who is heading out because its the way I make sure he gets dressed up in this nasty weather. He's so sweet and cute about it. We have a set routine we follow and if things aren't just so, h... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:49:44 EST prayer to persevere (his Princess Warrior) I pray that you will find God in your trials. May you see His hand in everything and trust Him completely to pull you through what seems like an awful situation. May you hold tighter to your father as the storms hit harder, because He will never let you drown in hopelessness. I pray in Jesus' name, that you will allow His mighty hand to carve on your heart His truth. May this trial be marked as the day you truly learned to trust Him. In Jesus' name Amen. <BR> "Be on guard! Turn back from evil... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 06:27:27 EST courage to change(His Princess Warrior) My Princess Warrior, <BR> I gave my life at the cross for you to have a better life, my beloved. But only you can make the choice to become all I have called you to be. Nothing will change without youe effort or obedience to my word. Your choice to let go of your old life and cling to the new life I offer will become the key to your freedom. You will find something far greater then temporary pleasure, you will find everlasting joy, unshakable peace, and renewed passion. This change will no... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 06:44:59 EST bitterly cold! All I have to say is oh my goodness! It got down to -18 last night. Its still struggling this morning to get above zero. Its supposed to be 24 above...what id call bikini weather! Teehee! Well we've suffered with a frozen water line this morning, hopefully it'll thaw itself up as the temp comes up today. Ugh I don't like it when its this cold! <img src=""> <BR> I am too, soooo done with winter its not funny! But in all reality we've probabl... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:05:13 EST goals and ideas for 2014 My hopes for this year may be realistic in some sense of the word. Id like to drop the remaining 10 to 12 pounds to be at my "ideal" weight. Its taken me a year to loose 25so I figure it should take me roughly about 6 to 8 months to complete my task. Another project I would like to accomplish is to attend the craft fair in August and be able to sell some of my hair ties and things I've made for a little extra money. As far as my family goes, id like to see my boys happy and healthy, for my hu... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:22:39 EST