NIGHTSKYSTAR's SparkPeople Blog NIGHTSKYSTAR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tuesday. rainy, snowy,, chilly..grey..NASTY day. so i made 4 pounds of cream easter eggs..maple nut, coconut, chocolate and peanut butter. just have to dip them and decorate them. nice way to spend a yucky afternoon! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:53:19 EST monday went to the doc. down another 5. bp was 90 over 40. heart rate way low. not great...but better than high right? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:09:14 EST Another of last weeks.. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Little girl said she wanted peace signs hearts and flowers... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:19:36 EST One of last weeks cakes... <img src=""> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:07:09 EST thursday gorgeous day..ran into town (special on butter..under $2 a pound at Aldi this week!) now headed to the bakery to get some of the work done, then home to walk Lucy out in the sunshine!! if only this horrid MUD would go away! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:31:26 EST Wednesday Thank God the rain stopped. Not without damage..the town dug out the ditches and everything ran off into MY property..there was a lake for a bit but things are better with the return to cold today, plus the sun is shining! <BR> went and got all the baking its time to go out for a walk with my sweet Lucy-fur. She will be glad to get out, and I'll get some steps in, and we will both get some training time!! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:39:40 EST Tuesday its raining. and i dont much like rain. I would much rather have snow... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:06:49 EST Katie's cake My daughter will be leaving next week for training-she has changed careers and will be an Agricultural Inspector for US Customs on the NY/Canadian border. Since she will be in Maryland for her birthday we are having her party today--she requested a Ho-ho recipe here is the finished product! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope it's good--it's dark chocolate cake with a whoopie filling and chocolate ganache top. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:35:50 EST Thursday Baking is done....getting ready to go to my moms art show opening... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:26:59 EST My sweet girl... <img src=""> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:30:29 EST My sweet girl... <img src=""> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:30:12 EST Happy Birthday!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To my second born, Doug! Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:38:58 EST wednesday cakes are baked Van is packed for the last night of the class i teach...i have close to half my walking done. now its Lucy time!! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:16:33 EST Cannoli... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yup--I made them..never tried before!! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:42:04 EST monday Busy day....and I went out of my comfort zone and made cannolis! Taste panel gave them 2 thumbs up! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:45:59 EST Cakes for a butterfly theme first birthday <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:36:55 EST saturday lovely day with my son his girlfriend and her son. My daughter and mom and stepdad came for dinner, too..just missing my youngest, but so nice to have kids in the house again!! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:33:04 EST snow 2" more tonite and 6-8" predicted for tomorrow..bring it on!! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:27:00 EST walking ok so i have been really bad about getting more than 2 thou steps in before 5 pm. Last night i didnt start till after the adult ed class i teach..and that was7 pm!! I cant do the whole 10k steps at once with my leg, so i barely finished before bedtme. So, today I marched around the bakery while i had a movie in while all the cakes were baking. some were Carrot cakes, which take alot longer, so i have half my steps done already!! the second 5 k seem to go much faster than the first, so the res... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:50:17 EST Really weather? so, everyone here is out of sorts..people, animals, and its no wonder!! <BR> we went from 10 below yesterday morning to 34 above this morning. come on!!! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:13:55 EST sunday well the rain listened and turned to snow..another 4" lol!!! <BR> I should hure out1 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:27:35 EST rain rain go away and dont come stink. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:58:19 EST Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:36:54 EST Snow DAY! Well we got a ton of snow and its not done <BR> the plowing is being done now <BR> then i have cakes to do but i seriously could not get over the banks with my leg or walk through the close to two feet plus what was already there <BR> as soon as i can see a path over i will go <BR> the bakery is done anyhow!!! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:58:33 EST Snowy Wednesday Its coming down fast and heavy..supposed to get 12-24" befre its done! wahoo!! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:08:54 EST Orthopaedic appointment Today was my one year check for my replaced knee. Last time i saw him was september i think. What a difference 6 months makes! All is really good...he was pleased..didnt yell about my walking 4-5 miles a day. He said he doesnt need to see me till 2018!! YAY!! finally some good news! Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:25:47 EST Sunday ok so i survived (so far) the clock change. <BR> I am very unhappy that the washing machine broke. i do ONE laundry a week..someone else in the house does 1-2 a DAY. i needed the washer this morning and said do last night..but woke up to it running. loudly. then a big thunk and its dead. sigh. no money for a new one. back to the laundromat like my college days. At least the dryer still works. i think. <BR> the sun is out but its 1 below..i thought things were warming up? nope. <BR> Dr appt... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 10:22:08 EST Clock change NOT looking forward to it. I have few precious hours to sleep and losing one isnt my idea of good...wish they would split the difference year round. <BR> grumpy can you tell? I have another migraine..i went at least 3 years without this is 2 in one week. wonder whats up with that? <BR> have a good day all... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:41:00 EST Friday <img src=""> <BR> Happy 15 months old day Lucy!! Fri, 7 Mar 2014 17:52:15 EST thursday ok so..cakes are baked. i got watching a movie at the bakery...Safe Harbor. I didnt want to leave its good!! I will finish it tomorrow when I'm decorating... <BR> Now its time to play with my pup and get my walking done. <BR> Now..for our far nothern NY weather report. When i got up it was 28 below its 20 above..40 degree diff!!! If you dont like the weather wait 10 minutes!! Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:23:51 EST weds ok bakery orders prepped for tomoroow baking. banana bread so as not to waste mushy bananas in.. (low fat yay!) <BR> Lucy waiting patiently for me to come play (shortly) <BR> Dinner Lucy and walking here i come! Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:52:04 EST Kudos to Spark Activity Tracker!! ok so i know to you runners and heavy fitness doers this is laughable..but to someone who is pretty much crippled its amazing. <BR> I've been working my tail off walking. I decided at the beginning of February to honor our local olympians (Andrew Weibrecht...Silver in super G....Billy Demong, Nordic combined, Tim Burke, biathlon. These 3 I know personally. Annaliese Cook, biathlon, went to school with my kids but i dont know her) anyhow...the point was that i was stuggling to get a bronze me... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:24:02 EST Sunday 3 weeks in a row got the gold for over 60 thou steps!! I have to go limp around now..been a hard couple days on my eft but not a lot of movement!! <BR> Cat wanted cake pics so here's one for youCat!! <img src=""> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:13:46 EST argh Just when I'm having the day from hell my 2 years migraine free has to stop. Can I cry now? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:18:05 EST and another rush cake order for tomorrow, plus my moms germans sweet cocolate cake with coconut pecan topping, prep for chicken parm for her birthday, on and never a dull moment around here! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:43:22 EST Tuesday Cake is picked up. Bride meeting done. Lucy is out playing in the snow. She has a corner in the living room that she wont stay out of, so I am going to clean that sucker out. she thinks its funny to find whatever she can then play chase..this will eliminate that. <BR> Not sure I can do the10 thou steps today. pain level is high, and better to back off for a day or two than be down for a couple weeks... <BR> have a great day! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:58:19 EST Monday Yikes just got a call for a cake for tomorrow. Being a custom only bakery, and refusing to freeze product, means i just ran over and baked Now I have to wait for the cake to cool, then run back and frost and decorate it. <BR> I am not a chocolate fiend..but the chocolate buttercream i make is spoon worthy. I have to find some gum to chew so i'm not tempted/!!! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:37:44 EST Sunday woo hoo 2 golds in a row!!! i did 2 thou steps last than last week, but still in the high 70 thou range!! yay! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:30:53 EST Saturday quiet day. watching the Olympics..Lucy chomping on a bone. Once we get plowed out will walk some... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:38:50 EST happy Valentines day! Hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:39:16 EST THURSDAY All baking but tarts for home is done <BR> i"m about to vacuum and clean up as the dog guy is coming this afternoon before the storm hits <BR> banking is done <BR> went to store as i wont have time tomorrow with pickups and got fixings for valentines dinner <BR> ny strip steaks twice baked potatos stuffed mushrooms fresh green beans and cherry chocolate tarts <BR> cookies are packaged in little fancy bags for pickups <BR> <BR> still to do * thou more steps <BR> clean <BR> clean lucys poopie... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:11:46 EST bakery so, today was a bunch of cakes done, valentines cookies baked, decorated, and drying. Lusy for a short walk. prepped for snow tomorrow and dog guy coming. bills paid all but 2. 6000 steps done 4 thou to go. busy busy!! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:05:22 EST bake bake,bake Valentines week the bakery is busy!!! Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:10:16 EST monday A million things,to do and no oomph!! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:25:57 EST Got my Gold!! I did it i did it!!! with 79,some odd thousand steps!! Last April, laying flat in bed, i NEVER thought i'd walk let alone be able to do that many steps in a week!!! YAY! Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:09:17 EST Saturday yee ha I finished the Frosty 50k today..thats the fitness challenge for February on sparkpeople!! Hard to believe I've done 31 miles already in February!!! <BR> Tomorrow I see if i got a Gold medal for my spark activity tracker steps..i'm hoping!! still have 4500 steps to go today..but each day its a little easier to do them and i'm a little less sore. <BR> I know I will never run again but the walking is coming!! and i'm hoping i'm limping less....and i know soon my beloved snow will be g... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 16:25:33 EST friday Ok so I made the 10 thou yesterday. Have almost 4 thou today-if I make 10 thou I make my gold medal!!! Woohoo!!! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 11:31:29 EST the wall lol i hear about people hitting the wall. not quite sure what that is..i used to do distance swimming and i loved it so much NO FAR WAS TOO FAR. It was nothing for me to swim 5 miles for fun. I ran track. Cross country. i didnt much like it but it kept me in shape for swimming (yeah i was fat then too..but somehow it did effect that.) <BR> so. I've been doing this walking. and its hard. I hurt...but i'm doing it. Today, is harder than it has been. I cant get motivated. I only have 5 thousand ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:34:50 EST and she keeps on pushing through ok so..i did 11,820 steps yesterday. Last night was MUCH better. I was able to sleep..this morning was rough when I first got up but i've worked it out now and have almost 5k steps so far. I need 9k every day to get the gold, but i'm aiming for 10 because..well because they say thats what you SHOULD be doing!! but the main thing is if i can get enough NOW then if i should get too sore I can relax a little. <BR> ANYHOW <BR> thanks for all the good wishes! I will get this done! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:37:29 EST tuesday soreness LOL jokes on me...i was so excited with how well i am doing with the walking i really stepped it up yesterday. My Spark Tracker and my fitbit werent agreeing, which doesnt happen often. I adjusted them both amd they went back to agreeing, but the seed was planted. <BR> See, firbit said i had 10,000 steps. Congratulations the email have reached 10,000 steps. Think you can do 15 for a badge? <BR> Heck 5 thou more? sure i can do that!! <BR> BAD MORE HOLLY. yeah. i did it. no kidding.... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:10:05 EST