NIGHTSKYSTAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NIGHTSKYSTAR NIGHTSKYSTAR'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/ Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171822 Well, the heat is upon us and the pool doesnt even have the motor hooked up. i just cant lift and carry it up the hill to the pool...so my stepdad will help Monday when then come over. then i can start filling it...and then get the chemicals in so it isnt GREEN. sigh..sure wish i had it today!! <BR> oh well. Cakes are doing..waiting on a pickup now...then this afternoon Lucy gets a bath. Its supposed to be over 90..NOT normal for here. so she..and i..will spend most of the day in the A/C. i h... Sat, 28 May 2016 09:28:43 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171281 ugh..still stinking hot and humid and my pool isnt ready. my dog is suffering...i do not live in the north to deal with this!!! i want SNOW!!! <BR> oh well. nothing i can do about it. <BR> have cake deliveries and pickups all day. tomorrow too..then i can start making food for our Memorial Day Veterans picnic. Well, 2 veterans anyhow....the rest of us are family of veterans. <BR> Please remember...Memorial Day is to honor those who lost their lives in service to our country. Please take a ... Fri, 27 May 2016 09:31:46 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171001 this heat is just killing Lucy and i. i had to turn on the downstairs a/c today, and will probably put my upstairs one in and turn it on when i go to bed. sigh. my electric bill WAS low... <BR> all the cakes are done for the week. i have to deliver a wedding cake tomorrow, plus a bunch of cupcakes. then pickups tomorrow afternoon, saturday, and early sunday morning. <BR> i'm just pooped. heading to bed.. Thu, 26 May 2016 21:12:21 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169409 heading to the bakery to prep for the weeks cakes. only 11 this week...feels like a vacation!! haha <BR> prepping for the first horse shows, too..a double header weekend. 2 separate shows but i'm managing/announcing both. so lots to get done...thats for june 4/5 <BR> the heat continues, lucy is miserable as am i. thank goodness the house stays a bit cooler. more work on the pool today. if i can hork the motor up the hill i'll get it hooked up and start filling..then i can start the chemicals ... Tue, 24 May 2016 10:17:25 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168678 way too hot...very sunny. i hAVE to get to the store but when i get home its clean the pool and start running water in time. i should have had it done by now but give me a week or 2 and i'll have it up running and sparkling clear. <BR> My little neighbor girl came yesterday and helped me get the bakery and living room air conditioners in. i cant lift them alone. i can do the bedroom one, but the others are a no go. so now Lucy can be comfortable, and my cakes wont melt!! so lucky to have Ash... Mon, 23 May 2016 09:50:03 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168677 way too hot...very sunny. i hAVE to get to the store but when i get home its clean the pool and start running water in time. i should have had it done by now but give me a week or 2 and i'll have it up running and sparkling clear. <BR> My little neighbor girl came yesterday and helped me get the bakery and living room air conditioners in. i cant lift them alone. i can do the bedroom one, but the others are a no go. so now Lucy can be comfortable, and my cakes wont melt!! so lucky to have Ash... Mon, 23 May 2016 09:49:59 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168081 lol Cat thats what you call it when a newf does it. its like they explode fur. All. Over. i have a hazmat suit i take off before i go in the bakery. seriously. <BR> <BR> anyhow..requests for the cake...i have one on this computer, anyhow..here it is..my masterpiece..lol. all buttercream, all hand done. HOURS of painting and piping... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4469e3bd-3a23-4f62-b0bf-b3135744174e.jpg"> Sun, 22 May 2016 11:00:02 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167426 Busy day coming up. <BR> I have the first of 2 laundries in. <BR> cake pickups at 10 at bakery <BR> clean home kitchen <BR> work on bedroom <BR> work more on Lucyfur..she is blowing coat and if i dont keep up with it i will have a mess.. <BR> work on pool (leaves out) <BR> see if i can do air conditioners myself..if not get some help. i cant deal with this heat and neither can lucy.. <BR> i have boneless ribs out for supper...hopefully can figure out how to grill them. <BR> <BR> on the cak... Sat, 21 May 2016 09:40:40 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166981 I just finished ALL the cakes. every. Last. One. Bakery is cleaned. and i have to say, one of the cakes was really, really hard. many colors. lots of little details. took me forever...but I rocked it!!!! <BR> i may just say Le Bar is open...LOL!! Fri, 20 May 2016 13:12:07 EST THURSDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166188 OK just got off the phone with my friend and diet buddy <BR> neither of us has kept up our hard work so today is it back to it <BR> <BR> i am headed back to the bakery for another round of colors and to hopefully get two more cakes done <BR> <BR> If i work all day like that i will make the deadlines <BR> <BR> workout done <BR> <BR> hoping to get the walking in before it rains <BR> lucy might like the downpours i do NOT lol Thu, 19 May 2016 09:46:42 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165785 its 7:30 PM and just now getting a chance to heat up the grill and cook a burger for me and one for Lucy. <BR> i was up early..to town for a much needed script at the drugstore. I took Lucy along for the ride..I didnt realize they could see her at the drive through. she was laying in the back of the van on her side sleeping. next thing i knew there were 2 techs and 2 pharmacists at the window..one asking if i had hit the bear, where was i taking it, etc..and Lucy heard them jumped up ran to ... Wed, 18 May 2016 19:24:14 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165784 its 7:30 PM and just now getting a chance to heat up the grill and cook a burger for me and one for Lucy. <BR> i was up early..to town for a much needed script at the drugstore. I took Lucy along for the ride..I didnt realize they could see her at the drive through. she was laying in the back of the van on her side sleeping. next thing i knew there were 2 techs and 2 pharmacists at the window..one asking if i had hit the bear, where was i taking it, etc..and Lucy heard them jumped up ran to ... Wed, 18 May 2016 19:23:40 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164769 thanks for all the comments on my "misery post". I understand that purging is freeing and cathartic for some. For me its just one more thing pointing to my...for want of a better word, failure. I picked badly in my relationships. I am not able to work full time due to a previous life threatening illness and an injury when i was 16 resulting in needing a knee replacement, which is made worse by my being fat. I'm purging because i will have to, very shortly, give up my beloved home and i have N... Tue, 17 May 2016 10:36:40 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164019 Well, worked REALLY hard, doesnt look like we did a THING. BUT!! we filled both the recycle bin AND the garbage bin for pickup today. we got some things organized. There is a box for each kid to go through. several for ebay/garage sale. one for every holiday's decorations. so some progress was made. <BR> Today, i'm thinking, is back to my bedroom. its coming. its slow...but coming. this is close to the hardest stuff i've ever done. feels like my whole life is being ripped apart--i keep heari... Mon, 16 May 2016 10:12:47 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163391 on track..cake pickup at noon, then i have the neighbor girl coming to help with the attic for 2 hours. oughta be able to get a good chunk done in that time!! Sun, 15 May 2016 11:38:35 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162683 another bus one. cake pickups. bride meetings, and, if the weather holds, i need to mow the lawn!!! it was supposed to pour all day but so far its still sunny..first pickup at ten, then i dont think i have a meeting till one..should be able to get a good chunk mowed by then!!! Sat, 14 May 2016 09:25:08 EST friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162204 everythings baked. todays order is ready to go. tomorrows set for pickup. all bride meeting tastings are ready..and sundays is cooling on the racks. busy, busy week!! Fri, 13 May 2016 13:39:11 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161556 cakes cakes cakes. i'm not going to come up for air till sunday..and then only half a day... Thu, 12 May 2016 14:09:04 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160716 home from going to my moms for mothers day. a whole pile of cakes/cupcakes for the weekend. lawn to mow. workouts to do. dog to walk. <BR> And tomorrow its supposed to be 80 and i want to just scream. i want COLD!!! argh.. Wed, 11 May 2016 09:53:15 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157778 all cakes are done. Lucy is walked. Lawn is as mowed as its getting. (i did about 2 acres..3 to go) <BR> i still have to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies for an order for tomorrow. then i can breathe for a few days! Fri, 6 May 2016 18:54:29 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156885 Busy, busy cake week. out straight. thank you Mothers day! Thu, 5 May 2016 10:53:16 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156291 Cinco de mayo wedding cake done and picked up. a bazillion fondant pieces cut, decorated, and drying for a 3 tier first birthday cake for saturday. all baking for the day done. Now i get to make a cream puff order and clean my house..lol!!! <BR> its gonna rain..again..so. freaking. sick. of. rain. <BR> and this is why i dont like spring... <BR> and my lawn needs mowing already, but theres no rain break!!! <BR> guess it could be worse. it could be a drought. so i'm thankful. kinda. Wed, 4 May 2016 13:34:23 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154136 Ugh. i do NOT like rain. just dreary, makes mud, YUCK!!!! <BR> I baked a cupcake order this morning. then went to the attic and did some looking..i found a box of really old (pre ww2) matchbook covers and i have feelers out to sell them. i KNOW there is another box, but i cant find them!! so i dug around, found a bunch of old papers, etc to trash and horked them to the bin...garbage pickup is tomorrow and i like to fill both the trash and recycling bins FULL. if i have to pay for it i'm getti... Sun, 1 May 2016 15:49:36 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152959 tiered cake done and chilling. lucy walk done. my workouts done. bank run done. still have a cake meeting at 6, but otherwise... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:45:40 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152136 cake built and curing till tomorrow final decorating. about to go work more on decluttering my bedroom closet. huge job, but REALLY need to get it DONE!! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:50:50 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151353 off to bake. so it beings..wedding cake season!!! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:55:35 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150938 kinda lazy day. workouts done. lucy walked. did some knitting. looked at the beautiful snow (we got 4" this morning) <BR> going to go warm up leftovers for supper. <BR> Tomorrow theres no realaxing..lol Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:06:18 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149233 Grocery shopping is done. Lucys yard raked again and debris dumped. i'm going to feed her, get myself a wrap for lunch, and get to work. on todays list: <BR> do a little decluttering in the pantry <BR> wrap my daughters birthday presents and prep for her party tomorrow night (will make a dark chocolate cake tomorrow...its got espresso in it hoping thats good---only a teaspoon so hoping its not too coffee flavored,,neither she nor i like coffee at all, but its supposed to bring out the chocola... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:06:38 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147442 another lovely day. enjoyed it while i could..its clouding up in preparation for thunder storms. Got all my cakes baked this morning, then took lucy for a walk, knit some, then went out and finished raking the front yard and hauling the branches and leaves away. now to just rake down where the plow dug up the yard, do the mess the power company left when they raped my tree by the pool (they say they need to trim..they took an entire side off the tree, but left branches IN the lines. idiots.) ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:53:33 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146601 gorgeous out!! knit some..bakery is prepped for a huge baking tomorrow..lucy walked, workouts done, food on track!! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:34:42 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145808 busy busy. off for a walk with lucy. sun is out but its still nice and cool. back have to make a pattern for some puppets i'm going to try and market! Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:09:47 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145009 up, went to the store for fruit and veggies. home...purged some more. was going to do more yardwork but its chilly and about to rain so i'm going to take a break and knit!! Took Lucy for her walk and did workout...but have a new 3 week arm series i'm going to try so still have to do that. <BR> got a rotisserie chicken (they were on sale for $5, i had a dollar off coupon, so i have a $4 chicken, precooked, and will have it on a tossed salad for supper the next few nights! yay!! <BR> and thats... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:25:05 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144148 yardwork day. garbage day. laundry day. <BR> at least its sunny and pretty out!! t shirt and shorts weather..last week there was 6" of snow on the ground..lol <BR> have a good day everyone! Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:32:01 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143591 Cakes are all out. now to start the attic...ugh. i know i wont get far but if i can at least get the garbage bins full for monday am pickup i'll feel like i accomplished something. Plus i have a picture from a quite famous artist i need to photograph and send to an auction house. It was a wedding gift, never my favorite. The artist and his wife were friends of my inlaws, i had several Thanksgiving dinners with them. lovely people..and they told my mom in law that our gift was whatever we want... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:52:14 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143079 got all the cakes finished. went to town..car washed, got stuff to cook out tomorrow...grilling pork chops tonite. workout done. walk done. waiting on some cake pickups then its RELAX time!! <BR> Going to try and get some yardwork done tomorrow while we have sun and before it gets too hot (going to be 70 sunday..YUCK!!) Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:11:59 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142414 worked on cakes, took Lucy for an ice cream cone, walked, workout done, tried to put dog barrier i got for my birthday in the van but "universal" apparently doesnt include vans, even thought the box said it does!! so, back in the box it goes.... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:12:18 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141664 busy day. Had 7 cakes to bake, a coconut cream pie to do and be picked up. Lucy got her walk. i did some cleaning and knitting and fit in the workout. and the sun is out..still a bunch of snow from last night but nice to see the sun!! Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:12:19 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140831 Thanks, all for your concern for Lucy!! For those that dont know, she has a severe cardiac problem. So i worry more than i would about any other dog.. <BR> Newfs dont eat a lot, even though they are huge. she goes through a 40 pound back of kibble every 2-3 months. seriously. but when she wont eat, i'm always afraid shes not feeling well. <BR> She still isnt eating..but shes drinking fine, and she will take a treat, and eat her nightly yogurt. AND, other then sleeping when she doesnt normall... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:42:34 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140120 did the shopping this morning. home, spent a lot of time with Lucy. She is not eating again, and just sleeping a lot. it worries me, but shes done this before so i'm hoping its just a phase. I have orders for wednesday and friday, so tomorrow will be prep work. thats about it! Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:07:39 EST SUNDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139030 Pretty day here. Just cleaned out my keyboard because it wouldnt type. I highly recommend it. there was a paper clip in there..and years of dust bunnies. now it works like a charm!! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:13:33 EST SUNDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139029 Pretty day here. Just cleaned out my keyboard because it wouldnt type. I highly recommend it. there was a paper clip in there..and years of dust bunnies. now it works like a charm!! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:13:32 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138388 I am just not motivated today. no clue why just one of those days i guess..just gonna keep plugging away at my list. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:18:48 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138043 snowing again!! all day off and on, but nothing was sticking till about an hour agao..now everything is all white and pretty again! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 18:43:58 EST didnt last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137142 well we got 4" in 2 hours yesterday. so so pretty..then it turned to sleet..and this morning its all gone. :( <BR> oh well at least i got a few hours of glorious snow!!! maybe more this weekend..i can hope! Thu, 7 Apr 2016 13:03:29 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136550 hahaha i was talking to steve at 3..it was green and bare ground. at 3:30 i said to him..hmm its all white out. <BR> and now theres 2-3 inches of gorgeous snow! we are getting 1-2" an hour...GORGEOUS!! Wed, 6 Apr 2016 18:36:06 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135542 took the morning to do my workout and knit a little. now its back to work time...dinner is set (i made spaghetti sauce yesterday so will have that for supper again) and my girl is ready to go for her walk!! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:12:51 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134994 Shopping, post office, bank, pay bills, walk, workout, i'm pooped! Mon, 4 Apr 2016 19:49:16 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133846 I had a lovely birthday day yesterday!! The celebration continues this morning with hotcakes, sausage and the new run of Maple syrup just gotten from my wonderful neighbors..it was still warm out of the evaporator when they brought it! <BR> Then birthday food comes to a grinding halt..and tomorrow i'm right back to the healthy food wagon (not that there is anything wrong with maple syrup!!) <BR> Today also starts the purging of my house again. i so hate housecleaning and getting rid of thing... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:51:22 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133845 I had a lovely birthday day yesterday!! The celebration continues this morning with hotcakes, sausage and the new run of Maple syrup just gotten from my wonderful neighbors..it was still warm out of the evaporator when they brought it! <BR> Then birthday food comes to a grinding halt..and tomorrow i'm right back to the healthy food wagon (not that there is anything wrong with maple syrup!!) <BR> Today also starts the purging of my house again. i so hate housecleaning and getting rid of thing... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:51:07 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133844 I had a lovely birthday day yesterday!! The celebration continues this morning with hotcakes, sausage and the new run of Maple syrup just gotten from my wonderful neighbors..it was still warm out of the evaporator when they brought it! <BR> Then birthday food comes to a grinding halt..and tomorrow i'm right back to the healthy food wagon (not that there is anything wrong with maple syrup!!) <BR> Today also starts the purging of my house again. i so hate housecleaning and getting rid of thing... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:51:04 EST