MIBELLALUNA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MIBELLALUNA MIBELLALUNA'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/ "Selling Out" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779012 So, someone asked us at our massive yard sale last month - while the real estate auction signs were up also if we were "selling out". We both thought that sounded kind of bad. No we are selling UP! <BR> <BR> Gearing up big time for the "big move" to Hawaii! Please pray for us as we have not yet closed the house deal (the realtor refused to link to my very well done video because there was a "cat" in one of the photos"..... Ahem. Not one bidder showed up at auction despite the $3, 00... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:50:36 EST Watching time sliding by like greased lightening.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751939 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu2ZZTPRkjQ <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu2ZZTPRkjQ </link> <BR> <BR> Well, I finally had a creative breakthrough, at least, if not physical. And as we were getting the house ready to for photo and video, I was told it would be better if I supplied the photos...which freaked me out but inspired me. Boy, did I inundate this auction company with photo's! They were like, "OK, OK, that's enough photos!" They are going to run a little blurb commericial abo... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 22:40:30 EST PRAY FOR US PLEASE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747493 Ok....I don't know what possessed us, but in considering having to show the house and land numerous times and the time it may or may not take to sell the house and land traditionally.....we have signed up to AUCTION IT OFF on August 28th!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am in a tizzy. Of course no exercise since we have mountains of jobs to get done in the house but barely eating also, as we have been so busy. <BR> <BR> My mom is back with us full time and I am doing my best to take care of her. <... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:57:46 EST Hmmm..when to fight, when to go with the flow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725542 Blah,, blah blah...still lazy and eating badly and no exercise. Hoping todasy is the day as my back is begiinning to get so tight it wakes me up at night. Finally weighed in and shocked to find it only 158.6 on two scales...but of course I can see the difference in what the <BR> 'weight' is fat v muscle. <BR> <BR> I am pondering the ability of the universe to deliver on hopes and dreams on a wildly fast response time. Being told that the house will sell within the first month of list... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:41:40 EST Ok, I get it...God is trying to tell me something.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713428 So, yeah..pulled it together, got a big workout in Wednesday. Showered, cleaned house, got ready to run down and see my mom in the evening. (I wait until late, makes it easier on both of us) Took a sleeping pill before I went (it's 45 seconds from my house) so I could get straight into bed when I got back. As I was walking out the door the Nursing home called to tell me she had fallen, had a serious goose egg/bleeding on the back of her head and they were sending her to hospital to get c... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:23:40 EST Just a little moan...nothing to see here. ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710463 Oh my, my. Umm....woke up at 5:30am and got up telling myself I WOULD get a work out in before all else....still sitting here at 10:30am. Just cannot find energy lately. Hating to post because feeling like a major WHINER. <BR> <BR> Had a weird digestive issue over memorial day, think it was another fun diverticulitis attack. Made a bad mistake taking one of my sister ridiculously strong pain meds after a few days of building pain and promptly slept for 2 days in a row. Hada bout of... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:04:08 EST ANd today makes 2 for the month. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695112 Ok, forced in a full fledged workout Monday afternoon. Sore as heck yesterday and today but yet, today pushed through it again. Yeehaw. I'd like to weigh 152 on my 52 bday in a couple months. Scale said 161.6 yeterdsay morning..wahhhhh. <BR> <BR> Obligated to house sit for my nearby sister who is taking a long weekend trip to Dallas, trying to explain this to my mom and that I won't likely be back up until the end of the weekend. I'd like to take those few days to do some real working o... Wed, 14 May 2014 18:14:37 EST THANK YOU FRIENDS!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685764 Just a quick big THANK You to all of you who sent good thoughts and prayers for our situ with my mom and hospital screw up, etc. <BR> <BR> Despite the fact the independent reviewing company did not get more info on time from the Dr''s office to make a quick decision (and it could have taken 30 days) I was advised this morning we WON our appeal!! Her admission was legit, she qualifies for her nursing home stay and therapy!!! I am hoping the place didn't cash our $3000 'down payment' for... Fri, 2 May 2014 12:35:13 EST Hospitals are dangerous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684846 Wow...so, hospitals are dangerous also. Tuesday all was well, my mom was set to be discharged to a nursing home/rehab. Had her 3 midnights to qualify for Medicare coverage for up to 100 days in rehab. They said she would be ready to go by noon. I showed up and they were still waiting for dr.'s discharge orders, so we waited and waited and waited.....They finally got them and at 3pm a new case manager came on duty and told me upon further review, my mom should have never been admitted. A... Thu, 1 May 2014 11:18:47 EST Warning: not for squeamish bad to worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682217 So , mothers are dangerous!!!! I spent the last week with the pressure alarms on, not letting my mom try to move around alone, etc after her fall the previous Friday while I was on vacation. I tried to extra sweet this Friday , as when I woke her up she said, "mom, mom, where am I?". She 'd been moving around better, we spent the day talking, I reviewed family with her, showed her all our vacation pics and vids again, she was walking well and we easily got in the car and went thru a drive... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:29:49 EST The Big Break, good and bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680496 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1551672603.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Greetings all! Made it back from Visiting Sis, in Hawaii. Great trip, ready to move back! <BR> Gotta post a vid of the view from sis's balcony! 180 degrees of gorgeous and ocean! <BR> <BR> Came back to a 'slightly' banged up mom. My sister had told me 3 days prior that she had fallen and was really messed up. Apparently , sis, couldn't contain herself and went outside to clean our garage and my mom shuffled o... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:16:20 EST Perfection is pointless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662980 I amaze myself. Often in bad ways. Have uppped my workouts and limited intake but in my quest to 'lool like' I belong in first class on the airplane, went into an ordering frenzy determined to try out every high end foundation, etc., I'd ever wanted to (But being stuck in the sticks and with housebound mom, can't go play with in person). I ordered EVERYTHING (and just guessed at the shades, bad idea) and in a fit of temper over Loreal Voluminous seeming to change it's formula...ordered eve... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:28:30 EST Can I lose 10 lbs fast? ALOHA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640323 Sure I can! Shave my head! <BR> <BR> Boxed myself into a corner with a totally random and implusive booking of a trip to Hawaii in April. My sis has a house there and may need help after a minor procedure and I am bound and determined to get a plan in place to get moved over there sooner then later. Taking my hubs so he can get a feel for the island and get the idea cemented in his mind too. <BR> <BR> Hover at the 158/160 mark for months now. 160 This a.m. and annoyed last summers clo... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:36:19 EST Long winters nap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608913 Greetings Sparklers!! <BR> <BR> How are all you fine folks? Things chugging along here. Brrrr...very cold but grateful I don't have to go out in it daily. My mom and I get to stay in our pajama's most of the time and indoors, so we have that going for us! :) Been extra tired lately, found out my thyroid was low and D3 way low so that's good to know! <BR> <BR> Had about 3 workouts in for the entire month....was using that as an excuse to put off full effort, found myself saying, "Eh, ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:50:07 EST Off the Deep end.....with shallow things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540916 Greetings. Think of posting here often and then feel like a loser (in a bad way) when it's just more whining from me. Visiting family (older sis and son) have given me a few breaks from caring for my mom, but each time hubs and I head for the hills just to get away instead of using the time to workout/etc. (Having never had kids, am astounded at the easily and quickly all one's 'me time' drains away when you are responsible for someone else!) <BR> <BR> Did get a full workout in yesterday... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:34:37 EST Maybe today..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518532 Greetings all! Wow, when I stop to actually count days, I am floored that it has only been two weeks today that my mom has been 'home' (i.e. with me) Somehow that doesn't really explain why I haven't stuck to my workouts in 2 months, does it? FINALLY got a day off yesterday!! Sista came and 'momma sat' so Hubs and I could get out of town for the afternoon. Did my usual 'shopping for the life I don't have' fantasy life and stocked up on fuzzy p.j.'s for my mom (She has lost so much weigh... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:26:30 EST Sept?? Oct?? Where did the time go?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504056 Well, approaching assesment time, in every way. <BR> <BR> In the last month, did a visit to see my mom everyday, took her out a few times, had major (and I mean MAJOR blow up with the local nurse ratchet, I probably mentioned that.) About 10 days ago as we are approaching the end of the Medicare 100 days allowable, I said I would be looking at taking her home (with a goal of at least another 60 day at home so we could requalify for Medicare 100 day in a skilled facility if she needed it.... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 04:12:49 EST I'll think about working out tomorrow..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478940 Maybe a 30 second drive to the nursing home was a bad idea. Been coming and going more often during the day and emotionally exhausted when I am at home and 'shutting down' in everyway especially physically in between visits. No clue how to handle this phase of life. <BR> <BR> Hubs brought home a pizza, blah. It's calling my name. <BR> <BR> Not having had kids or similar responsibilities has left me totally unprepared and STUNNED with how fast your 'personal time' seems to fly out the... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 20:38:43 EST At least a start in September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473278 Well, I at least started September off right, with a long workout yesterday! NO CLUE where August went or what happened! <BR> <BR> A nursing home/ rehab discharged my mom far too soon last Monday, she was 100 % worse then when we took her there. Had a major accident at my house in the 2 days she was home, ended up back in E.R. and hospital for 3 days. Going into another rehab nearer me today..2 minutes from my door actually instead of an hour away nearer my sister, who frankly, does not... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:23:05 EST Sloppy Dog kiss hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463506 Figured I better get back on the video blog horse....even if it is rambling and bad light. Stay tuned for doggy love at the end...he so crazy..lol Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:57:52 EST Clutter makes my butt look big? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453251 Another day, another excuse. Yesterday we had to go out of town to pick up a very large, solid wood dresser, my cuz had insisted I should take when her mom passed away a couple months ago. The trustee's of her estate are just getting things wound up...but anyway...sorry off track. <BR> Was hoping to workout today with an every other day workout goal for now, but neck and upper back muscles are really strained from trying to maneuver this monstrosity of a dresser. <BR> <BR> Add to tha... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:00:55 EST Recouping from Hawaiian Hell Vacay.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451338 Hi all, So local sis and I made the trip to Hawaii together to see Sis #2 new place on the big island, all her horses (14) , big place with so much potential if one had the time and inclination to make it come alive. Tall order, lots of work! She invited my hubs and I to move in, but based on the 10 days of constant arguing between my sisters, I'd say it would be a mistake at this point! Plus, gotta try and get mom back up to speed. She has been in rehab nearly 2 months and seems to be... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:05:10 EST WHen the tough 'get going'.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419683 When the going gets tough, the tough leave town. Apparently? hah Somehow, someway I have ended up with tickets to go see my sister in Hawaii, with my other sister in tow....in time to see a cousin I haven't seen in 32 years. I had played with the idea of doing so while my mom is being cared for by the rehab , thinking my local sis would be around to check on mom but she wants to go too...and hey, why not? Who am I to say she can't? Probably help me in the long run, as I fear flying l... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:11:31 EST Dragged out of commission... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409240 Hi all, <BR> Life took one of those unexpected turns recently when the day after my aunt's memorial, my mom woke up vomiting and fever and weakness. that led to E.R. and the 3 day hospital stay that then qualified her for rehab nursing home. After two weeks there, however, she is 100% worse, mentally,-zoning out, staring drooling, not eating.... they are now going to change meds and treat her for suspected petty mal seizures (actually I think it is Petite mal seizures) I have been out o... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 03:35:50 EST Dragged out of commission... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409239 Hi all, <BR> Life took one of those unexpected turns recently when the day after my aunt's memorial, my mom woke up vomiting and fever and weakness. that led to E.R. and the 3 day hospital stay that then qualified her for rehab nursing home. After two weeks there, however, she is 100% worse, mentally,-zoning out, staring drooling, not eating.... they are now going to change meds and treat her for suspected petty mal seizures (actually I think it is Petite mal seizures) I have been out o... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 03:35:49 EST HOW many restarts do we give ourselves before we GIVE UP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382027 Am going the wrong direction so fast these days, I don't know if there is any hope for me!! I didn't work out much in May, so I said, "JUNE! I will make it the priority in June! I even got a late night workout in on the 1st so I could say I started the month right. That night i fell trying to return a ktten dumped on us to his nightime cage in the cat barn, failingly grabbing for anything , I pulled a wicked muscle in my right arm. Also had to shop for an rearragne my mom's room in my hou... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 00:33:32 EST Break Plateau but wrong direction/WHEAT BELLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370206 Up early and looking like poop...but wanted to check in and send a cyber hug to 'ya'll'. :) <BR> I didn't give a very clear review of the book, but then again, I haven't read it fully. But it hits a familiar chord. Off to workout, I will get back at it.....before Iose my grip. (Why do we love hanging off a cliff when we have the option of getting firmly on solid ground? lol) Tue, 28 May 2013 10:08:47 EST Break Plateau but wrong direction/WHEAT BELLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370205 Up early and looking like poop...but wanted to check in and send a cyber hug to 'ya'll'. :) <BR> I didn't give a very clear review of the book, but then again, I haven't read it fully. But it hits a familiar chord. Off to workout, I will get back at it.....before Iose my grip. (Why do we love hanging off a cliff when we have the option of getting firmly on solid ground? lol) Tue, 28 May 2013 10:08:47 EST My Imaginary Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333057 Does anyone remember the very old 'album' "How to live with yourself, or what to do until the psychiatrist comes". By Dr. Murry Banks? I must have heard that at an impressionable age, as points from the Dr/Comedian, pop up frequently in my head. His definition of an optimist child who is digigng through a box of manure with the mindset, "Where there is manure, there MUST be a pony!" still cracks me up. <BR> <BR> Just found myself seriously looking online for a therapist. None within an... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:21:51 EST I "ain't yella" but maybe skeered of gaining weight again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318170 Quick hello, Iknow if i try to take time to edit this I won't and thus never get any hello's in. Luckily this only turned my nails a bit yellow! lol Umm..sure hope no one gets the wrong read on what I was sayng about the demo's and color! Hope you all are well! Miss you Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:51:55 EST You plan, God laughs.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290980 Don't ya love life and the never ending 'unexpected' pitfalls? haha <BR> <BR> Well, I went to the conference, had dinner, hubs was chilled from walking to resturant and went immediately to bed at 9pm. Came home early from work the next day and straight to bed and Saturday we ended up in E.R. with a 104.4 fever, Flu b, bronchitis and toncilistis ...so bad that they kept him over night which freaked me out. (Probably because the back woods hospital is known for not be so great and killing ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:21:44 EST Welcome back! To "us' and "me" & Little things in life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284103 Look! Adriennes back! Hi Adi! Hi all. Thank the LORD I feel human today for the first time in weeks. Kicked out my heavy duty workout (but didn't take time to look decent for this vid...or I wouldn't do it, I feared..haha) <BR> <BR> I need to really try to remember when I'm too lazy to workout to remind myself when I 'can' , I 'should' because the days and situs will come when I 'can't'. So easy to say, so hard to do..... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:08:09 EST Not gonna lie.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272786 Well...heck...not going to beat myself up, I guess. Still at 151.8. Stretching myself way to thin trying to do stuff for my mom at her house (she is living back there alone again). My sis that wants me to visit with her at her home a couple days per week and my own responsibilites. <BR> <BR> We did all go to the Casino a couple of weeks ago just to do something 'different'. My mom wanted to quit after she lost $20 on a slot machine (which I don't think she really understood how it work... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:38:37 EST Psst..wanna see my Aura? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1234477354.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A.D.D. Ramble. fair warning! ;) Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:02:51 EST Still chugging along.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241357 Just a quickie to remind myself to BE here!!! <BR> <BR> Good intentions/road to hell and all that. Only worked out 11 times in January. Swore February would be different. Have worked out exactly 1 time so far this month! Duh. Still fluctuating between 149-152 so I shouldn't complain, at least I am holding and not gaining but jeez, I'm tired of pussy footing around. <BR> <BR> Intended to reclaim this month but have 2 sisters with birthdays this month and am TRYING to be supportive... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:55:53 EST My right to bare arms in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192455 Finally got my first workout for January in today!! WOOHOO!! Wow, was I exhausted and not wanting to do it. But I'd had a migrane a couple of previous days again, so I decided-exhausted or not- I better do it. Getting my 2013 calendar 'dressed up' in inspirational stuff, so I can keep track of what I'm doing and HOPEFULLY start tracking food for a change. <BR> <BR> Still stuck at 150 but grateful it's not worse. WIth all the gun debates raging on facebook and elsewhere I decided to s... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 00:21:16 EST A bloated Xmas? Grr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174724 I have officially given up on December workouts, sadly <BR> Friday I woke up with severe ab pain which I have now figured is another case of Diverticulitis (too late to catch my Dr open for Xmas of course, luckily had some Cipro and pain meds left over from last time). Haven't been able to eat solids but also haven't been able to workout, since I can barely stand straight up due to gut pain. Ouch. I could NOT Have been the 4 quarts of pomegrantie seeds and popcorn last week could it???... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:30:58 EST Pizza or workout.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169498 It's a Christmas Miracle! Well, a little one. I went out to get pizza for mom, hubs, visiting sis and myself.....came back and skipped the pizza and did a 90 minute workout instead! Woohoo. <BR> <BR> So my visiting sis has put me in a bad spot of telling the local sis that she isn't coming back but to gether suitcase and go to airport.....this as screwy with everyone. I seem to have regressed big time, hit on a relaxing alternative when killing time at my mom's house, and have been bei... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:13:59 EST OY VIE CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165816 Oy Vie! Feeling like the year of putting myself first is over early. Wah. Thought I'd been trying my best to find a moment to workout but see now via calendar I've only worked out 3x this month. <BR> My sister who just lost her Significant Other in a car wreck last month, has been insistent on smoking around me/us and today is the first time in 6 days I've not had a raging migrane from being locked in the car with her 2 hours Friday. I know it is not the time to put the pressure on a s... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:18:17 EST OMFG!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158959 Ok, really....really? Does anyone have a loved one in a nursing home or rehab? My mom has been in 3 over the years and everyone of them encouraged us to take her out during the day (if her PT was done) to keep her spirits up. She is pretty depressed by now so I devised the perfect plan of putting her in the rehab right next to us (I timed it, less then a minute from my door to theirs) so I could bring her home more often , more easily , just to spend time or eat dinner or watch movies.... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:25:21 EST Just when you think you have a handle...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158178 Someday I'll learn to take every opportunity to take care of myself when times are EASY and time is PLENTIFUL! Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:57:12 EST Can Anyone tell me how to reach SP support??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147943 Ok, I clicked 'Help" and all it gave me as the option to scan through FAQ's. Did not find the answer. Need to know how to get SPARK to STOP CHANGING MY EMAIL STATUS TO "NEVER EMAIL ME AGAIN"....it's also apparently deleting all my blog subscriptions and I am on the verge of getting realllllllly fed up. I need my people but havent' had time to find and resub each time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:54:26 EST QUick Q: Anyone with exp with 'normal pressure hydrochelpus'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145361 Hi all, hope you had good Tdays! OUrs was surprisingly 'ok' and my mom seemed better. I know I spelled hydrochephlus wrong and probably jus tdid again, <BR> <BR> In all of our ER visits I have heard DR's passingly refer to her wiith 'normal pressure hydrochelpus' but very vaguely and dismissively of being the cause of her problems. My brain set it aside, I guess with the 'normal' prefix. My aunt just sent me an article about how it can mimic Alzhemier type symptoms and a case study of a... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 19:49:25 EST Checking in..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141401 Hi all. <BR> Still kicking here. First day of vague stillness since the accident. Funeral was yesterday. Have you ever been to a funeral where they wasn't some kind of interpersonal drama, on some scale? Me either. I will say , this is the first funeral I could really grasp how helpful an open casket is to those left behind in shock. The 5 hour viewing day on Sunday, had constantly long lines, up to 45 min to an hour wait with winding lines, the entire time, with supporters and ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:39:22 EST Strength Courge and Wisdom, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136345 In the midst of a major battle to get my mom into a nursing home Tuesday and or communicate with the old one better....my sister who was on her way to a concert called from an ambulence. She and her Signifcant other, Nancy, were in a major car accident. Sister was banged up and bruised, nothng broken, her girlfriend died. In the midst of tryng to comfort , help sis (who was my help with my mom) as she knows nothing about their financial situ, etc. (A man did turn into their path, causin... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:34:03 EST God is trying to tell me something...?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125408 Hi all <BR> <BR> It's now been a full week since I've worked out. My mom did make it to the 3 night hospital stay and my sister came Saturday to check her into a rehab about an hour away (nearer my sister). Got our 'shopping done' but unfortunately I gave into a cheese binge with Jarlsburg for binging (2 nights now with grilled cheese for dinner) And splurging on Hot Tamale candies for 4 nights....wah) Fully intended to workout Sunday but hubs was working so hard in the yard and I neede... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:07:16 EST ALMOST had a good October fitness roll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121275 Juuuuuust when you think you're on a roll......argh. <BR> <BR> Hey, so my aunt did open up her offer per my request, but it had soooo many stipulations, it was undoable. Which is fine, my mom decided on her own she couldnt stay there but she appreciated the option. <BR> My Aunt even invited her down to visit for a few before she goes to Florida but my mom was putting on body powder (apparently) and slid on the tile/powder and 'went down' but didn't get hurt...but was mad she fell and di... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 09:54:31 EST Am I being unreasonable? OFF TOPIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110453 Never got the workout in. My stomach feels way queasy but I'm telilng myself I'm not getting sick...just stress! My poor poodle. <BR> <BR> I went way off topic here ..sorry. Do wonder if my thought process seems reasonable? Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:14:32 EST Warning:WHINEY RANT AHEAD-Pray for doggie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108835 It's grey and windy and rainy out, leaves are falling, everything seems 'off'. I feel like the weather. Best idea is to just skip all the below and pray for my doggie, which is actually all I am worried about at the moment. <BR> <BR> Hubs is getting over his 'bug' and I'm feeling sick to my stomach, which maybe because I polished off the ice cream I bought for 'his' sore throat last night. And because I'm approaching my breaking point apparently, in tolerence with trying to be a careg... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:24:04 EST Plugging along, singing a song...or not.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106396 Wow, I remembered this morning why I never take Xanax. It exhausts me the entire next day (or two). Despite that reminder I forced myself to do the 'big workout', just had to take some extra breaks between moves. <BR> <BR> My mom is moping around with 'cabin fever' which is bad news since winter hasn't even started and I am a hermit, esp in winter. She decided later in teh evening yesterday to go ahead and spend the night at my house, but when I got there the doors were barred from t... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:33:41 EST