MOOMOO40's SparkPeople Blog MOOMOO40's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's December- Where Did Time Go!?!? Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged. I definitely need to make time to get on SP more often. I am always so busy with life. I have already gotten the tree put up and all the decorations are up outside too!! I still have some more things to do inside though. I do love the Christmas season. This year has not really felt as much like Christmas because it has been very warm for this time of year in Missouri. I have enjoyed it though!! I still have some shopping left to do.... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 15:53:00 EST Getting Ready for the Summer!!! Wow, this month has flown by pretty quickly for me. We have celebrated my oldest son's bday on the 7th and my hubby's bday on the 18th and then there was Easter in between. We have been busy finishing up planting our garden. We were worried a couple of days last week when we had low temps. in the 30's. No freezing, thank goodness. Our veggies seem to be doing well. I also have planted some flowers and my hubby still wants to clear an area for some corn and maybe some watermelon. We have tried... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:11:20 EST April is Here (Already)! Happy Tuesday SP friends! I can't believe that it is already April. We have had temperatures close to 90 for the past 2 days. Kind of weird for this time of year. We have been tempted to turn on the air conditioning, but it is going to cool off for the next couple of days. I think we are going to be getting some rain. I think that will be okay because we planted some tomatoes & squash. The rain would help them out. We still need to plant our jalapeño peppers. I am looking forward to a wonde... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:20:47 EST WooHoo for Spring Weather!!! Hello SP Friends, <BR> I needed to blog, as usual it's been awhile since my last blog. My life gets to busy sometimes to have time to blog. I have been really enjoying our nice spring weather the past 2 weeks. I can't believe that we have had temperatures in the 80''s already. We've experienced a few days of rainy weather too. My hubby and I planted some bell peppers and cucumbers, but are holding off of planting the rest of the garden for another week or two. I don't think we are going to ha... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:26:32 EST Still Enjoying Our Nice Weather!! Hello Sparkfriends, <BR> I hope that everyone is doing great! We have been having some crazy weather here in Missouri. Lucky for us the tornado's blew over us, but hit poor Branson. Today,we are going to be in the low 70's. I will take the nice weather, but I hope that this doesn't mean we will have a long hot miserable summer. Is everyone ready for the new spring challenge coming up? I know that I need to get into gear and get myself going. <em>206</em> I love this time of year. My younges... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:39:25 EST My Updated News..... I am finally getting to blog about how my breast US went. I talked with the radiologist today and he suggested that I look into getting a breast MRI done. He didn't see anything on my Mammo or breast US, but we can feel a "knot." It could just be some type of fibrous tissue, but with my family hx and my own history of having a benign lump removed I don't need to ignore it. I haven't talked with my doctor anymore about the results, but I guess it's something I'll need to pursue. <BR> The only ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:41:20 EST Loving the Nice Weather! Last Friday, I finally went to another doctor to see about the "knot" in my breast area. She did not like what she felt either, so now she is ordering a breast U/S and then possible more mammogram views. She wasn't quite sure what the knot was, but it kind of moves around. I am still worried, but hopefully I will get the ultrasound soon and find out what the next step will be. She wasn't sure if my neck pain is associated with everything else or not. One problem at a time. LOL! <BR> I don't k... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:05:38 EST I'm Ready for Warm Weather (to stay)!! Well, it's one of my favorite days of the week. Wednesday, right in the middle! Only 2 more days of work this week. Yeah!! <em>224</em> I am finding it harder to come to work lately. I really like my job, but would rather be at home doing other things. I guess I don't like the cold weather and we are now starting to have some of it. At the beginning of the week we started out with temperatures in the 60's and this morning it was 17 degrees. What a big difference! This Friday I am going to s... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:21:03 EST I Think I Am Falling Apart....... I am hoping that everyone had a great New Year's and is ready to have a great 2012. I am glad to have gotten my house back in normal order again. I love the holidays, but I was ready this year to get the decorations put up. The kids are back in school and my life is once again busy ! LOL! This week there is only 1 basketball game and just the afterschool practices. My son will get his learner's permit in April, but I don't know if I will be excited for him to drive or not. I'm not quite sure ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:50:39 EST Time to Put it All Away.... I hope that everyone had a great holiday! I certainly had a great time with my boys and hubby. I didn't get to celebrate with them until the afternoon, but it was great when we got together. I was so happy that they(my boys) called me 1st thing on Christmas morning. My little guys are growing up so fast. We celebrated by opening up their gifts 1st (of course). Their biggest gift was a Wii and they got 2 games to go with it. My youngest also got a new bike. (if anyone remembers he had a bike a... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:48:56 EST Getting Ready for the Holidays!!! I just can't believe that Christmas is only 3 days away. I did get to go finish most of my shopping last night. I am so happy about that. <em>224</em> I still need to get a few little things and go grocery shopping. We are going to take a taco salad to my husbands family get together on Christmas Eve. I am letting the boys go to their dad's tomorrow and then I will pick them up on Christmas afternoon. I think that's one of the things that sucks about divorce is the holidays. It will be oka... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:22:14 EST December is A Busy Time! Today is Wednesday, which is a day that I usually like because that means I only have 2 more days left of work until the weekend. This has been a pretty busy week for me as much like the month of December has been busy. Starting out on Monday morning I ended up taking my youngest son to the ER because he was complaining of chest pains. His heart rate/pulse was really fast and I didn't know what to do for him, so I decided taking him to the ER was the best option. It so happens that he has pul... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:30:15 EST Happy December!! Well, last week I was off 3 1/2 days total and now this week is totally dragging. I feel like I am at work for more than 8 hours a day. LOL! I think it is because I still have more decorating at home to do, plus the regular household duties, like the never ending laundry/dishes. I have the Christmas tree <em>446</em> up and most of my decorations out, but the outside isn't finished yet. I can't seem to find our big snow globe. I don't remember where we put it. My hubby is having a fit becau... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 09:45:08 EST The Holidays Come Faster Every Year.... I can't believe the Thanksgiving holiday has came and gone so fast. I had to work for several hours and it wasn't so bad. My hubby and I went out to eat this year. My boys were with their Dad, so I decided not to fix a big meal without them to help eat it. I really missed them, but they had a great time visiting with him. I talked my hubby into going shopping on Black Friday. It actually was at 8:30pm on Thursday night. We went to Wal-Mart to stand in line for my son a new bike. All the ticke... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:17:09 EST A Beautiful Hump Day! It's a very beautiful "hump" Wednesday here and I am so glad. It has been raining for the last 2 days. I don't enjoy driving to work in the rain. ( I drive about 30 miles to work everyday). Anyway, since my last blog my hubby and I decided to do some "fall" cleaning. On Saturday we moved some furniture around, so I could make room for a used treadmill that I bought from a friend. I am so excited to be able to use it. <em>315</em> Before bringing it into the house I had to clean the floor, so... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:45:08 EST Whew, It's Hump Day!! It's Wednesday and I am always glad because it means that the work week is half over. This week we started off the week with our 2nd State final football game and sadly to say we lost our game and won't get to continue on. It was a great season for our high school football team. My son was upset, but he's a freshman and he has several more years ahead of him. Next, we have basketball season getting ready to start. <em>299</em> I don't know about other places, but we have been having some ve... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 11:06:48 EST Thursday, November 3rd I hope that everyone has been having a great week. This week has been very busy for me. Since, Monday was Halloween I was going to take my son "trick or treating" over to the next town because our little town celebrated on Saturday. Well, before I got home he had a bike accident. He was laying down in his bed holding his arm. He wouldn't let anyone else see it until I got home. His arm didn't appear to be broken, but he was in some pain. I decided to wait to take him to the hospital, to see i... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 09:55:13 EST Picking Up Walnuts Made Me Sore!!!! We had some really nice weather over the weekend. My husband and I decided to pick up some walnuts and turn them in for money. Well, let me tell you we had a walnut picker that we took turns using, but it took forever to get enough walnuts to have enough to turn in. We worked hard for over 4 to 5 hours. I am so sore today in the back of my calves and upper thighs. The only good thing that came out of it was a good workout because we only got $25 for all that hard work. <BR> Anyway, the kids ... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:18:17 EST My Month of October is Improving! Well, October has gotten a little bit better, since my last blog. My youngest son seems to be free of his "fifths disease" rash. I am still struggling with some swelling in my hands and my neck along with the neck spasms. I am not sure what my next step is. I think I am just trying to ignore it. <BR> Anyway, I have to share something that I did with my boys last week. It was spirit week last week because of homecoming on Friday. Well, on Wednesday they were having Breast Ca Awareness Day. T... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:18:14 EST October Has to Get Better! Well, it's been awhile since my last blog, so I thought it was time. This past week has not been so great for me. Last Monday I woke up to terrible neck pain and couldn't move my neck to one side. I didn't work and made a doctor's apt. to find out that I have torticollis (neck spasms). It sounds something like turtle neck. LOL! I was given some muscle relaxer's and they help, but can't work and take them. They put me right to sleep. By, Wednesday- my son's school nurse calls and says he has ... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:48:10 EST My Life's Busy Again! My husband and I celebrated our 4th anniversary on Friday the 16th. (It is a second marriage for both of us). We just went to my son's football game and grabbed a quick bite to eat before the game. It was okay with me because at least we were together. My hubby has been working weekends, so he had not had a chance to go to one of my son's games. My son's team won and he actually got to play in a Varsity game when he is on JV team. It was all very exciting. <BR> We did get to grill out some ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:57:29 EST I Don't Like Colds! Well, since my last blog my son has played 3 more football games. Two games in which he didn't get to play ,but they won one and lost one. He actually did play his 1st JV football game on Monday, but they lost. Of course, I have had this stupid cold and I didn't get to go see him play. I guess it is the weather change around here that has brought on some of this sickness. One day it is in the 90/70's and then it is 70/50's. I guess if, it's going to be fall then it needs to come on all at onc... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:42:25 EST Hooray for 3 Day Weekend! I am so glad that this week is coming to an end and I get a 3 day weekend. I guess most people will be off for Labor Day on Monday and I plan on enjoying the time off. My son has practice every night until 6:00 and he will finally get one night off. I am definitely excited about him playing football though, the second game is tonight and the team they are playing is very hard to beat so we will see, if he gets disappointed tonight. I never knew how involved you have to be when your child play... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:23:43 EST It's Football Friday! Tonight, is the first night of high school football and my son is a freshman this year, so we are excited. Our little town gets "hyped up" during the football season. It is always a lot of fun to go to the games. This week has been very busy. The boys have only been back in school for a week and a half now and we have had something to do every night this week. I am trying to get used to early morning band practices and late afternoon football practices. I think I should have thought about my ... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:01:57 EST Boys First Day Back to School!! Today, is the first day of school for my boys. My oldest son is going to be a freshman. In one way I am very excited about the fact that he growing up and in another I feel like I am losing him very fast. I am happy about his involvement with school- he"s playing on the JV football team and he's a member of the band. My life is getting ready to change because of all the time we are going to spending at the school for his practices and games, but I don't really mind. I will probably be complai... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:09:25 EST It's Friday & It's Finally Raining!! I guess all that a lot of people can talk about is the HOT weather. I think it's because it effects us in all sorts of ways. Especially, not being able to hardly breathe when you walk outside.My garden needs rain, so I can get some more veggies, flowers need water and so many other things need it too. Our highest temp has been 111 and you just feel like you are going to melt. My power was actually out for around 5 hours one night and boy was it hot in my house. My family and I went to Wal-Ma... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:54:14 EST My Tent- Camping Experience! I can't believe that it's been 20 days since my last blog. I just haven't had a lot of time to blog. My family and I went camping for a couple of days around 2 weeks ago. We had a great time, but it was HOT sleeping in tents. We did take a fan and it helped, but I decided that I am too old to sleep on the ground outside. LOL! My boys had a great time. My youngest son stayed in the water for about 90 % of the time, only getting out to come and eat and sleep. He is finally learning to really sw... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:01:50 EST Hooray, for Short Work Week! I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July! We did the normal things most people do. We went to a cookout at my hubby's cousins house. Of course, the food was great and I probably ate too much. I did try something new though. A stuffed jalapeño pepper. It was grilled with bacon on the outside of it with a peach in the middle. They made a dip with some cream cheese w/peaches and it was actually pretty good. A little bit hot, but I usually like things that are a little warm. After, dinner w... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 09:26:56 EST How A Hectic Day-Turned Out Wonderful!! Well, I did survive my son going to football camp and he had a wonderful time. I think he enjoyed having freedom a little too much. He doesn't think he needs to ask permission to do things since he got home. We are working on that one. I guess it did us both some good. Of course, he didn't come home with a penny in his pocket though. <BR> I have been so busy that I didn't get to blog about my exciting news that happened at work. Each month employees are recognized for the things that they do... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:13:52 EST Son Coming Home from Camp Today!!! Today, my son comes home from football <em>281</em> camp. I am so excited to see him. He has only been gone for 3 days,but it seems like it has been longer to me. I didn't get any calls from the coach saying he was in trouble so hopefully he behaved himself. My son called last night and he said he was calling to check in on us. He didn't talk long, just said he was having a good time and he would see me today. I guess he really is growing up. I hope this was a good experience for him becaus... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:27:29 EST Cutting the Strings?! Today, I am sort of an emotional wreck because my son is going to be leaving to go to football camp. I know a lot of parents are usually happy to get rid of their children for a couple of days, but my son has never been more than a few minutes or an hour away from me or his dad. He will be going to Pittsburgh, Kansas, which is about 5 hours from where we live. He isn't like all kids but, he doesn't let it seem to bother him. I think it bothers me more than anything because I can't protect hi... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:19:20 EST Wednesday, May 25th, Happy Hump Day! I haven't had the time to blog in few days, but of course my life keeps me so busy. The kids last day of school is Friday, May 27th. I am happy about that, but my youngest son is going to summer school for fun and my oldest has to go to football camp and do weight lifting all summer to be a part of the JV football <em>281</em> team when school starts. He will be a freshman. I can't believe it. He is going to be going to camp in June. I wasn't nervous about him going until all the tornado we... Wed, 25 May 2011 11:34:15 EST Little Things In Life! I had a wonderful Mother's Day! My hubby took my youngest son shopping and he picked out a hanging basket with petunia's planted inside of it. I just love it. They also, decided to get me a very beautiful wind chime. I know that the gifts didn't cost a lot of money, but it definitely was the thought because I love flowers and collect wind chimes. My son made me a card and I even got to sleep in. I haven't sleep past 7:00 am in forever. I slept to 8:30 and I couldn't believe it. My hubby had d... Tue, 10 May 2011 09:29:46 EST Have a Wonderful Mother's Day! I am so glad that today is Friday!! This week has been stressful for me. The week started out with going to a funeral for a good friend. It was so sad, especially for my husband, but we know that he is not in pain anymore. I did get to go see " Rio" with my youngest son and we had a great time. My oldest son has managed to get himself into some trouble at school, so I am not very happy with him. It can be worked out, but he went about it in the wrong way. I hope I can survive these teenage ye... Fri, 6 May 2011 10:28:14 EST Great Day at the Movies! Yesterday, I went with my son,Mason and his class to see the movie "Rio." It was a very good movie. It had a lot of music and the characters were funny and very colorful. My son seemed to really enjoy it. I think all of the kids liked it because the movie was in 3D and we had to wear the glasses. It was nice getting to spend time with him, even though he wanted to go from chair to chair and talk with his buddies! <em>272</em> <BR> We haven't had any rain in the last 3 days it and I am soooo... Thu, 5 May 2011 15:54:35 EST Is There A Light At the End of the Tunnel?!? Today, we are finally having a nice sunny day after 3 days of raining again. I think once the lake levels are down then the rain comes again. I guess it wasn't such a great thing for me because we had to attend a funeral yesterday and it rained the whole time we were at the grave service. I guess it just makes it a little bit more depressing. Our friend that passed had that awful Cancer disease. He is in a better place, but he will be greatly missed. <BR> I am trying to have a better week n... Tue, 3 May 2011 16:04:36 EST Do April Showers Really Bring May Flowers? I hope that everyone had a great Easter <em>449</em> weekend. Our Easter was very unusual this year because of all of the rain we have received since last Thursday. I usually take my youngest son to several of the local egg hunts and they all were cancelled this year. The biggest one has been rescheduled to this Sunday and I don't think that they will be able to have it because it has rained everyday, except Tuesday. I still have my fingers crossed. This egg hunt is at the State Park and th... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:38:21 EST Is it Really, Monday Again!?! It is already, Monday again. The weekends seem to fly by, especially when you have so many things to get done. We had a very productive weekend though. On Saturday it was kind of windy and cold, so most everything got pushed to Sunday. As, soon as we ate breakfast, we got ready and started mowing & weed eating a good friends' yard (she is elderly). She has a very large yard, so it took us about an hour and a half. <em>198</em> I walked/push mowed over 2 miles. It was a very good workout... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:35:10 EST Terrific Thursday! It's been 8 days since my last blog, boy did I let a lot of time go in between blogs. I have been busy with lots of things as usually with my children. We just celebrated my son's 14th birthday on the 7th. I made him a cake and we just celebrated at home. It is a little easier as they get older because you don't have to worry about what kind of party you are going to have and where at! The weather here in Missouri has been very nice the last couple of days, but we did have some nasty storms a... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:56:48 EST A Wonderful Sunny Weekend! I haven't blogged in a few days, but this past weekend was a wonderful one. We got a lot of things done in the yard. You really forget how nice it is to be out in the air and sunshine after being inside all winter long. I raked so many leaves I have blisters on my thumbs (even with wearing gloves)! I guess that's a good thing because I hope I was burning some calories. We raked leaves,cleaned yard up in general, picking up thrash,and burned some of the leaves. Only one day could we burn becau... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:15:50 EST Almost The Weekend! I am so glad that the weekend is almost here. As most people usually are happy for Friday to come. Our weather is expected to be wonderful for the weekend and it is Spring clean up weekend in our community. The city l time a year lets you put old things out at the curb and they will come by and pick them up. I have lots to do and then there is the yard work to do too. Since, we have had our winter snap again, the yard work has been put off. We have flowers to plant and then our garden to plan... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:29:47 EST My Day "In the Spotlight!" Today, my day started off wrong because I woke up late! Of course, I was running late for work and had to go by to get gas before I could get to work. It was just one of those kinds of mornings. On top of that the weather is crappy! There is no SUN with light rain!! I was just dreading the day and wanted to go back to bed. I thought today is going to be bad because it started off wrong. When I got to work I thought I would go onto Spark to log in for the day and I found out I was nominated fo... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:04:57 EST Birthday Party was a Success! On Saturday, we had my son's 7th birthday party and it turned out great. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! It was around 68 degree's and sunny. I planned it at the park, so the weather played an important role. We had invited 16 children from school, plus some others and we ended up having around 35 with adults too. My son had a great time. He received lots of gifts. The kids played in the park, ate cake and ice cream and the best part was breaking the pinata. My husband made a pinata for ... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:25:58 EST Whoo Hoo It's Friday!!! Today, it's finally Friday and I am so glad. It seems as if this week as been very long. It is soooo beautiful outside today. The <em>67</em> is shining so bright and we have a high of 63 and tomorrow my son's outside bday party at the park it expected to be a high of 67. I am so glad that the weather is going to cooperate with us on his party day. I am not sure how many children are going to be attending his party, but I sent out invitations to 16. Not many people RSVP these days. I am exp... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:53:35 EST Today is My Baby boy's B'day! Today is my son's 7th birthday! I can't believe he is not a baby anymore. They do grow up too fast. It has it advantages and disadvantages though. I am getting off of work early today to take cupcakes and juice to his class. He will get to leave school a little early too. I look forward to spending the afternoon with him. We are having his birthday party this weekend at the park. I have been watching the weather forecast and so far it is suppose to be partly cloudy w/some sun with a high of ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:32:13 EST Wednesday,March 2nd I haven't had a chance to write a blog this week, but we had a very good time at the bowling birthday party. The parents had invited like 25 kids to the party. It was very fun to watch the kids bowl. Some of the children were so into it they wanted to know how they could get their names on the wall with those scores. Some of them bowled better than me. <em>246</em> <BR> I think everyone should be able to use those bumper things. I wasn't even tempted to eat pizza or cake. I was offered, but... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 15:42:11 EST Finally Friday!! <em>67</em> <em>437</em> <em>184</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <BR> Today, is finally Friday and I am so glad that my work week is ending. I am looking forward to spending time with my family this weekend. Tomorrow is the birthday bowling party for my 6 year old's little friend. <em>294</em> is always fun and we will get in some exercise. He is excited, but now I have to figure out what to get a little girl that's going to be 7. I have boys and I only know what's going... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:26:12 EST It's A Rainy Thursday! Today, I am a little sore in my upper thighs from my workout, which is a good thing. I know that I did a good job with it last night. My dear hubby did try last night. He didn't exercise for a very long, but he did try. He said that his knees were hurting and they probably were, but I did get him to try. He watched the rest of the DVD with me while I finished my workout. I told him that I want him to make sure I did some sort of exercise every night. He said he would and that he would try to... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:49:32 EST It's "Hump" Day! I am happy that it is getting towards the weekend. I am finding that I am not wanting to work this week. I think I got to used to the idea of having 1 or 2 days a week off due to the snow and ice. Now, the weather has just been rainy and a little cold. I have to work all 5 days. There is no hope for a vacation any time until probably June because I am out of time off. This weekend my youngest son has a birthday party to attend, but its at the bowling alley, so maybe we'll get some exercise in... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:53:55 EST Tuesday, February 22nd Today, started out rather chilly and I didn't really like wearing that big winter coat again. I have gotten spoiled not having to wear it. I guess winter isn't really over yet. I am so looking forward to Spring <em>126</em> !!! I didn't hear any news of my friend yet, but I am still hoping and praying for the best for her. I feel I am in a better mood today, partly because we aren't quite as busy at work today. <BR> I hope that everyone is doing well the challenge so far and is being able t... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:10:53 EST