MEXGAL1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MEXGAL1 MEXGAL1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Sparks really slow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911125 Do any of you experience this occasionally? It is so incredible slow today that I am going to walk away and do something else and come back later. I rebooted my computer and modem for internet and everything else is working fine but sparks is stalled all the time. I guess it's a sign that it's a very popular site. <BR> <BR> So hope this gets posted. Hope you all have a great Tuesday. <BR> Sallie Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:50:15 EST What the heck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909874 Our weather has been perfect...no rain no wind, etc. so why did we lose power for like 24 hours???? Must be living in Mexico <em>211</em> !!! It is so weird that this sometimes happens. So yesterday I went over to the home where FIL is to plug in my devises and get them charged up just in case the power was out for a long time. Got Kindle charged and downloaded a new book so I had something to read, charged cell phone so that I could be in touch with the outside world and then went o... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:04:56 EST thank goodness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908260 Yep, as many of you said, those pounds that came on overnight from eating a pork chop are working themselves off my body. whew. But as I said, I am really not worried as it always is temporary now. So much peace of mind knowing that I can get right back on program the very next meal. <BR> <BR> I do think though that I am meant to be more of a vegetarian. I just feel better when I eat that way. As I have mentioned before, when you look into eating right for your blood type, meats of al... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:30:13 EST Isn't it crazy...overnight weight gain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907718 I know, I know it's got to be the salt and water weight but geez. I had a lean pork chop that I made and ate with just broccoli. My calories were actually low for yesterday...but what the heck...2 pounds up. I also know that I rarely eat meat so my body is probably saying "what the heck is this stuff". Anyway the best part is that things like this simply do not get to me anymore. I know with complete confidence that I will get right back to my "clean eating" and those two pounds will dis... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:39:46 EST Alone on Easter and loving it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905874 Got up this morning and focused a bit on the true meaning of Easter. Our little village is over flowing with people. Many of the folks from Guadalajara come out to lake side for the week end. I got everything I needed on Friday so I can stay inside and work on my crocheting projects. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a Happy Easter if you celebrate it. <BR> best of everything to all of you! <BR> Sallie Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:55:55 EST Happy April Fools http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903560 On this day I always think of my Dad whom I miss dearly. I guess he has been gone now for like 11 years. But on this day many, many years ago he proposed to my Mom. He loved holidays. I guess you would if you were born on New Years Eve. Oh and my Mom was born on Forth of July so they both used to say the fireworks were for them! So watch out today that you don't get fooled! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2087206274.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:23:06 EST Big celebrations here in Ajijic for Samanta Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902976 Yes, it's that time of year again. I think this is one of the biggest celebrations and holidays. And yes the cohetes(fireworks) have started. I hear the "production" of the passion play is getting more elaborate. I have been to it many times and have decided to hang at home and away from the crowds. There will be plenty of photos on facebook to enjoy. I went out on errands yesterday and I couldn't believe how crowded it was on the roads. Mucho traffic! I have plenty of provisions and ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:16:00 EST DH left this morning. Mixed feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900016 Our neighbor drove my DH to the airport as it was dark and my honey doesn't like me driving in the dark. My eyes just aren't as good as they used to be. So very nice of our neighbor to take him for me. So when I got up DH was gone. He likes to get the first flight out so he leaves home at the crack of dawn. He is one that can sleep on planes. I can't so I always like leaving a bit later if possible. He knows that and has me scheduled to fly up to Seattle on the 13th of may and my fligh... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:10:26 EST Lunch with Jantheblonde and good friend Gail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1801143183.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824284989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We ladies had a nice time yesterday. The husbands went to a different place and they too had fun. Really enjoyed me time getting to know Jantheblonde in person. They leave today and I wish them safe travels. <BR> <BR> Today is my DH's last day here until like after Father's day. I will meet him in Seattle for a couple of weeks to attend future... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:23:57 EST Ajijic Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898757 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1007949621.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963881271.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354579364.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1716591763.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thought I would start the morning by showing you all some of the colors of Ajijic, our Mexican village. This is some of the colors that Jantheblonde and her DH have been seeing. I love our village. <BR> <BR> L... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:55:12 EST Fun brunch with Jantheblonde and neighbors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898163 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1943666313.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964959415.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1728658835.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1659636758.jpg"> <BR> Great time for all at the brunch yesterday. My dishes seemed to turn out pretty good and not very many leftovers...always a good sign. <BR> Jantheblonde and her DH really fit in with all us "mountain" people. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:34:00 EST Another photo of Jantheblonde and I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897473 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246399960.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Jantheblonde and I have so much in comment it's funny. Looking forward to her and her DH coming to our brunch today to meet the "mountain people", our neighbors. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a terrific Sunday. <BR> Sallie Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:19:54 EST Finally got to meet Jantheblonde http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896981 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1180625324.jpg"> <BR> Had a wonderful time yesterday with Jan and her DH. Our spouses really hit it off as well. And of course she is even more fantastic in person! <BR> Looking forward to them coming to brunch tomorrow so they can meet some of our neighbors here on the mountain. <BR> Love you Jan! <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful day. <BR> Sallie Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:24:28 EST Getting excited about meeting a sparks buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895835 So Jantheblonde and her DH are on their way to Ajijic! Many of you know her here on sparks. She is a constant visitor to many of our blogs and comments on many postings. She is a wonderful person who always is positive and upbeat. We have chatted on the phone but now, finally we will met in person. They will be staying at a B&B near our casa. We are going to pick them up tomorrow and take them to lunch at one of our favorite spots. Just so excited. Can't wait to meet them. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:41:39 EST Yeah sunshine today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895208 It's still a little cloudy but I have seen the sun today. And it's still a bit chilly. Here are some photos that are from a day or two ago from the flooding in our village. Geez. I am hoping we are on a good path now with mucho sun! <BR> I hope you all have a great day. <BR> Sallie <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l192220251.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555631562.jpg"> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:37:14 EST Happy St. Patrick's day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894562 Hope you all have a terrific St. Patty's day. We are still in a bad storm. Setting all kinds of records. It rained again all day yesterday and really hard last night. <BR> When I got up this morning our coffee table in the Living room was wet...finally a leak with all the rain. grrrr. <BR> <BR> But the bad weather gave me plenty of time to make some fun birthday cards for the grandkids. Lots of work on the computer but fun to do. Here is the one for Sean The inside said <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:52:13 EST Sounding like a broken record http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893989 But still rain all day. Yesterday it was raining so hard all day and even wind gusts up to 20 miles an hour and 52 degrees. I know I am complaining a bit but enough now! Today is again dark and dreary. We just are not used to this. Even during our rainy season it typically only rains in the evenings, not all day. they are saying that it should only last through the end of today. Here's hoping. <BR> <BR> big eating day yesterday...I guess the weather made me do it! LOL Had a great ti... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:36:25 EST Rain, rain go away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892771 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l952248631.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l636818886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So we haven't had rain in March in 8 years. So very weird. And chilly for us folks that do not have heat in our homes. Good news is we can crank up the outdoor living room fireplace and the space gets really warm. So we might camp out there and watch some shows recorded. I might take a day off from walking the dog as I don't want a smelly dog s... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:35:08 EST Darn that sugar monster!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891707 Had a great time out with friends for lunch yesterday. Nothing like good friends at a great little place down here.....I was doing good and had only tortilla soup at lunch. my DH had many margaritas and after lunch wanted to stop for ice cream...so we brought some home. he also sneaked in my favorite candy bar Snickers. So for dinner I had ice cream and snickers.....geez, why did I do that??? but it was fun and tasted good while watching House of Cards. But of course today I am a bit sl... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:32:24 EST Thank you all again for FIL advise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890424 Hate when you type a whole blog and then it disappears. bummer <BR> <BR> anyway I was saying that FIL has tried several anti depressants and the problem with them was that they mess up his stomach and decrease his appetite and digestion. he then goes down hill fast and loses weight and of course then gets no energy from food. that of course wouldn't happen if he were up moving around more and not just laying in bed!!! so vicious cycle. the good news is that he now loves to eat again and... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:00:36 EST Tom Hanks video so cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889829 On the Today show this morning they just showed clips from the new video with Tom Hanks lip singing the Carly Rae Jepsen song I Really Like You. It just cracked me up. I loved it. Made me giggle this morning. If you haven't seen it here is a link for it. <BR> I sent the link to my DH and told him he needed to watch it and learn some of the words as our granddaughter will be all over it and singing it so he should know some words to sing along. I can just see her giggling over DH singing ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 11:37:22 EST Clocks went forward in the states http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889166 Here in Mexico our clocks don't change until April 5th. So it is weird. That makes us 2 hours off from the east coast where family is and also where the TV comes from. So you look at the clock on the tv and it says 11 and look at your computer and it says 9...so for this short period of time it's weird. <BR> <BR> Nice bright and sunny here. I hope for those of you who live in the north your are safe and warm. I know my Mom who lives with my sister in PA is really tired of the cold. She... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 11:15:31 EST Sad to hear about Harrison Ford http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888036 He is one of my favorite actors. I pray he will get well. <BR> <BR> Also feel bad for all of you that are suffering with more snow. My Mom, in PA, is whining that enough is enough! The photos on TV look rough. Hope all of you are safe and warm. I surely remember snow storms having grown up in PA. I remember on really big on in April that had us without power for 4 days so we lived in one room next to the fireplace. Melted water on fire and such. We were just kids so we thought it w... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:07:49 EST Good News about little Ava http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887399 Some good news regarding my friends granddaughter. I have cut and pasted the email from the little girl's mother for your all to read. Thank you all so much for sending your thoughts and prayers for dear Ava. I am so thrilled that she is getting better. <BR> Hope you all have a great Thursday <BR> Sallie <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for the delay in sending out an update. Ava continues to improve each day! She is breathing well, eating much better, and looking and acting more like her norm... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:34:32 EST Learned something new from our attorneys yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886840 First of all I really do appreciate all of you comments and good wishes regarding this stupid law suit. I do want you all to know though that I am a very strong woman and do not let this get under my skin. My DH and I are fortunate that we have the resources to fight this all the way to the supreme court if need be. And our attorney told us at that level the law would hold and we would be again found innocent. The higher court system can not be bought by bribes. And we have been reading ... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:42:36 EST Happy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886122 Not a whole lot to report. I am at my goal weight of 105 today which is nice. <BR> <BR> We have several meetings today. The first with our attorney regarding the "endless" lawsuit from the crazy people next door. Again, we have done nothing wrong and their claim is all lies again. For those that follow me, you know this has been going on now for 4 years. The first suit was a criminal one where they said we took gas tanks off their property(they were hidden in their garage). They also... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:54:57 EST Friend Greg came in second place for margaritas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885605 Got a call yesterday from his new wife with the news. the one that won was from a restaurant and two of the owners are young gals who really work it. They are adorable and were calling their margaritas Huggy Margaritas and giving of course free hugs as they passed out their samples. Way cute. So if Greg had to come in second to anyone it would be good if they won. He agreed. <BR> <BR> Nothing else to report all is good here. <BR> Hope you all have a terrific week. <BR> Sallie <BR> <B... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:52:15 EST Nice time at the chili festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884195 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1046871731.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1273840552.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835855677.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860275213.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424744784.jpg"> <BR> Had a really nice time at the Chili Festival yesterday. We had to go to support our friend, Greg, and vote for his margarita. Haven't heard yet if he w... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:49:37 EST Had a wonderful birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883680 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161224540.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had a great time with dear friends for my birthday dinner. The food was awesome and even our picky friend Lee thought the food to be great. I kept celebrating yesterday when I got my facial as a gift as well as another lunch out with dear lady friend....but of course today I am a bit slow due to too much sugar and salt. When you are not used to eating it, it sure plays havoc with one's body. It makes me feel lik... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:40:46 EST Please, special request for prayers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882373 Hello dear friends, <BR> I was going to blog today about getting older and write about funny things that happen to one's body and that I am celebrating now one whole year on Social Security. Yes it's my Birthday. <BR> <BR> But I would rather ask all of you to please pray for a dear little girl who is the granddaughter and only grandchild of a friend of mine. I received the following email this morning. So please pray and ask others to pray for dear little Ava. She is an adorable little b... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:40:56 EST My Oscar review LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881124 Well, a bit tired today as I stayed up to watch the Oscars and it threw my sleeping routine out of whack….very funny how that happens. If I don’t do lights out at 10 I can’t get to sleep. Oh well it was fun anyway. I can’t believe that Birdman won for best picture. DH and I turned it off and just couldn’t watch it. And then the other one that won a lot of award The Grand Budapest Hotel, we also turned off after about 20 minutes. Both were not our thing. I think that it is so funny what... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:57:47 EST Nice time celebrating BD with neighbors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880439 My neighbors wanted to celebrate my BD early(not until Wednesday) as they will be away on the actual day. It was a great time. Yummy salad and pizza and the owner who has a wonderful voice sang a song for me and gave us a bottle of Champagne. Then everyone sang Happy Birthday over my Tiramisu. I ate a lot and yet was surprised that I didn't gain any weight...woo hoo nice present. Oh and my friend Toni gave me a neat necklace that when you look close is made out a fork....very fun. <BR> H... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:52:49 EST Carnaval in Ajijic, Mexico http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878024 Yesterday was Carnaval day in Ajijic, Mexico, or Mardi Gras as it is known in New Orleans. I have lived in Mexico for 10 years now and every year I see more and more efforts in the floats and parades. We were headed to a meeting yesterday and forgot that it was carnival and were wondering why there were traffic jams. well now we know. It appeared that throwing flour on spectators is replacing confetti. <BR> The Mexicans say, “Carnaval, carne va.” which loosely translated means , for “Carn... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:21:35 EST FIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876668 Someone recently asked about FIL so I thought I would give a quick update. He hasn't made any progress to get up and move about. All the doctors and nurses say that there is nothing wrong with him accept he is completely lazy. the nurses do everything for him. change his diapers, help feed him, shave him, etc. They all just say he is lazy. It is sad to say but we don't expect him to work at it and therefore he will be mostly bed ridden. We are frustrated to say the least but it is his ... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:10:36 EST The Roaring 20's wedding event http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876140 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1265409192.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l752752065.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775232704.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798554511.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775752768.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l595269448.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l633149254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So the weather... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:40:07 EST Happy Valentine's Day to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875552 I started my morning with a fun ecard from DH. It really made me giggle. He said he was sending me two things that I really love.....disco and mexico. It was so funny. It was a mariachi band playing a disco song...Get Down Tonight and they were funny looking guys some with big bellies dancing. Really nice way to start the day. <BR> <BR> Today is the day that we go to the wedding of a dear friend who is getting married to a wonderful Mexican woman that we love. there will be 120 people ... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:12:04 EST Appreciate all the friend feedback but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869970 I get like 200 emails a day notifying me of someone "liking" something that I did. It has just gotten out of hand so I think I have clicked off the link that notifies me. I hope that I do not offend any of you, but it just got out of hand. I will try and remember to go to the friend feed and see what's going on occasionally but for now I won't get notice if you "liked" something. I do love you all though and will continue to blog and keep in touch and will do better to follow all of your... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:20:06 EST Making a costume for roaring 20's party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869297 A dear friend of mine has married a wonderful Mexican woman and they are having a big party. She wants us all to dress in Great Gatsby or Roaring 20 outfits. I am making one and I think it is turning out well. I have a great hat for it that looks like it came from that era. The hardest thing will be dressing my DH as he has no long pants here accept blue jeans and only one white shirt...nothing else. He usually just wears tee-shirts. And here in Mexico it's not like you can just go to ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:26:09 EST A little sad here at Casa Watson as our Hawks lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867897 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760378257.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l780942783.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1912249482.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928716600.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1900025611.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1975172487.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2142518655.jpg"> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:41:23 EST Super Bowl Sunday. Finally! Go Hawks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867087 I thought this day would never get here. It feels like Christmas to me to have a team I love in the big game. I love you Elizabeth(Sparks friend) and I know you are a Patriots fan, but GO HAWKS!!! <BR> <BR> We are having a party with all Seahawks fans so it should be a blast. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a terrific Sunday and my beloved Seahawks win their second Super Bowl. <BR> <BR> Go Hawks <BR> Sallie Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:16:38 EST Tried to watch Grand Budapist Hotel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865822 Like said "tried". It was awful. My DH got upset and ripped the dvd out and said some nasty words about how awful it was and not even "watchable" in his opinion. He is a funny man and gets upset over silly things. So we watched Wild. I like it. Very thought provoking. <BR> <BR> Today I will walk the doggies and then Pita gets delivered to her new home. She is all fluffy as she got a bath. Both dogs will be happier living apart. Then I will go buy brats for the super bowl party. w... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:06:14 EST Watch the Theory of Everything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862843 This is the movie about Steve Hawking. We Loved it! We think that the actor should win for best actor. It was done very well. So we recommend that one. <BR> <BR> FIL is in the new house as of yesterday. Mina the nurse moved her nursing home into the village in a new place that is less rent and therefore she can afford more help and have two nurses on duty at all time. Very good for her. FIL has a nice room with his own bath. There is still a lot to get done but things are looking goo... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:08:16 EST DH and my opinion so far on Academy nominations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862148 American Sniper – very good. Sobering. <BR> Selma – just OK in our opinion. <BR> Boyhood – terrible. Long, boring, we couldn’t wait for it to be over. <BR> Whiplash – not very good. Maybe just barely OK. <BR> Theory of Everything – We have this but haven’t watched it yet. Probably tonight. <BR> <BR> We will most likely see the others before the big night and I will give you my opinion of the remaining. I think it's funny that DH and I don't realize why some are nominated. I think it ha... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:51:59 EST Having a bout of esophagitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860905 First of all I must say that I feel really blessed to have been healthy now since my last bout of esophagitis and bad flare which happened last May and my DH had to bring me home. For those that follow me that is when I went in the hospital in the states and the IV did no good. Unfortunately the last couple of days I have been having the symptoms of when I had the bad bout of esophagitis at the end of May last year. <BR> That is when I had an endoscopy and went on meds. I still have some... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:25:47 EST Better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858620 Feel so much better today. Yesterday was really rough. I hope I learned a lesson. thank you all for your comments and well wishes. I am already thinking of something healthy to make for the superbowl. Think I will do something with chicken in the crock pot with lots of veggies. I will search some recipes. For sure though I am committed to not eating all junk food all day! <BR> <BR> Nice bright sunny day today. Will get out and walk the doggies and then do some errands. <BR> <BR> Hop... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:29:22 EST Yeah Seahawks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857785 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l629708230.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1332783397.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are photos of us all cheering hard from Ajijic Mexico for our Seahawks. Not sure who saw the game but it was incredible. The Seahawks were down so much that many here stopped watching the game. Even my DH gave up. But myself and two other guys stuck with it and got the treat of a lifetime. Seahawks won in over time with a touch down. <BR>... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:19:49 EST Go Hawks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857000 Big football day today. We need our Seahawks to win to go to the Super Bowl. Having a party here at Casa Watson but only Seahawk fans invited ; ) <BR> <BR> I had a nice lunch with a new friend. I met her when I was walking the dogs. It turned out that she and her DH are big Seahawk fans and will be here today. Also turns out that they will be looking for a house to rent for 2 years or so after their current lease is up in September. My DH still wants another adventure and would like to... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:04:00 EST Knitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854348 So I started a new hobby. With my hands becoming more "crippled" with the connective tissue part of my Sjogren's, I figured that I should exercise them and use them as much as possible. I am already dropping things more often then I used to and the strength also has weakened. <BR> <BR> So when we were up north I bought some yarns and different size knitting needles. I learned to do the basic cast on stiches, regular knit, and the purl stich. I will continue to practice and who knows perh... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:57:30 EST Yeah Seahawks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851838 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1947049096.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l348744148.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138864861.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1937516809.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1358273700.jpg"> <BR> We hosted the Seahawks playoff party yesterday. DH grilled some brats and I made baked beans(cooked all day in crock pot), and salad. I didn't eat a br... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:59:25 EST FIL's pain in foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850218 Thought I would blog about this to see if anyone here has ideas. My FIL continues to complain about pain in his one foot. Two doctors have looked at it and couldn't find anything wrong with it. He is obviously using this as an excuse not to try and walk and such. It can't be anything that has to do with overuse as he never uses it. He is not diabetic so I doubt it is neuropathy. So, any ideas??? <BR> <BR> Otherwise life is good getting back to all my routines. Looking forward to tomo... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:23:18 EST