NIGHTSKYSTAR's SparkPeople Blog NIGHTSKYSTAR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community kind of a day off still have to bake one cake, go shopping, and take my mennonite neighbor to the pediatrician...but compared to usual this is an easy day!! Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:47:14 EST sunday wow...last night the temp went from 60 to 20's.. rain to blizzard snow and then we got thundersnow!!! so cool...but glad i did my walking in the was sunny and beautiful and Lucy and i had a good long walk...pickups came in the middle of the rain downpour..oh well. <BR> I got lots of cleaning done..and managed to lose 2 pounds this past week!! <BR> all is well in Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:12:43 EST saturday just a cake pickup today then cleaning. hoping it gets cold again this warm in february is awful!! Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:18:41 EST friday just finished a huge harley cake for a couple bikers. and now, other than the pickup in the morning, i'm DONE!! <BR> i've been gone to my moms for her 87th birthday. it was fun!! i made her chicken parmesan and a germans sweet chocolate cake, and had none. i took a small amount of the homemade marinara, mixed it with burger, mushrooms, and heavy cream and pesto, and put it over zucchini everyone wanted some of mine!! <BR> Lucy had her 4 year checkup. no change, so she is no worse... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:21:17 EST sunday got lots done on my weekend list but tons more to do today. <BR> its a mess here...we got over 2 feet of snow last week which put me in my happy place. yesterday temps went up to 40..and it started to melt <em>46</em> which makes me very UNhappy. it flooded driveway is under water. Lucys yard is underwater. the garage and barn are flooded. and people wonder why i detest spring. not only does my beloved snow go, but everything is a muddy mess. <BR> worst of all? it will fre... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:23:13 EST saturday busy day have a long list of things to get accomplished. hoping i can get it all done!!! Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:12:53 EST friday have to run to the store... <BR> worked on pantry a lot yesterday....have to finish the counter and shelves today. then i can get to work organizing my dont even want to know how many i have!!!! <BR> once the pantry is done, on to my bedroom, then the dreaded <BR> hope everyone has a good friday! Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:43:47 EST thurs didnt get to making the present. worked on the pantry got a bunch done!! spent some time with Lucy, and knit some!! Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:19:43 EST wednesday have to clean and finish my moms birthday present today. otherwise its a relax day!! Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:04:26 EST tuesday well i have to bite the bullet and go shopping. and i HATE detest ABHOR shopping unless its for antiques or but i'm out of eggs and oil and the bakery will have to shut down if i dont have them!!! <BR> so...last of the valentine orders are in the ovens...then i can go..pickups arent till 3 or 4 pm so i can run out quick and hopefully be back soon!! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:04:26 EST monday snow snow and more snow!!! i'm in my element!!! working on orders and smiling at the beauty out the window!! Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:16:17 EST sunday cleaning, and have to start a new project!! hope everyone has a great sunday! Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:10:07 EST saturday finished the sweater!!! have to weave in the ends but its done!! <BR> snow coming... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:30:14 EST friday happy weekend!! hope you have something fun planned! Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:13:54 EST thurs lol went from 40 to 4 and snow is coming!! i'm the warm and rain melted the driveway so i didnt have to shovel much!! Thu, 9 Feb 2017 00:03:49 EST weds lots to do today..raining on my snow bad roads glad i dont need to go out!! Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:13:59 EST tuesday ok so. i'm doing the Keto way of eating. i've done really well..36 pounds in 8 weeks. It WAS better, but since January 1 i stalled. so now here is it the beginning of Feb and i gain and lose and gain and lose and am sticking to it like glue and got SOO discouraged... <BR> so, i was helping someone new to it..and sent her to the calculator i used when i first started, that figures your "macros" for you (percentages of carb, fat, and protein you should be eating) and stuck my numbers in. WHAAAA... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:19:57 EST monday thought i had a kinda day off. <BR> Taking cupcakes in to my PT guys in a few, they were really good to me and i wanted to take them something. so i did them last night. late at night my sweet neighbor sent me a message. her mom in law has surgery tomorrow. shes scared. today is her birthday. sweet neighbor was going to get up this morning and make her a birthday cake..but she got called in to work...emergency. <BR> so...i just took a cake out of the oven..will run in to take the cupcakes t... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:46:09 EST sunday just back from the bakery. no cleaning today... <BR> made cupcakes to take to my therapy they have a treat after being so good to me. then mixed up cake balls for a valentine gift... <BR> now to feed my girl and let her in for a while, and after i need to get garbages together and out to the road for am pickup. dragging them through the snow is going to be a workout!! Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:20:13 EST saturday ARGH. i weighed on weds..i was down 1.5 so i was all optimistic this morning..i gained 1.1. its REALLY hard to bounce when you are following your plan to a T and others are seeing HUGE losses. if i wasnt on challenge teams i would toss the scale, but weigh ins are required. <BR> i know its just water. i know i was on my feet all day yesterday. and i know the scale is just a tool. <BR> so, i went through my closet..took out ALL the pants and tried them on one by one. i have a stack of "way t... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 09:20:59 EST friday got my phone!! <BR> now i have to play catch up on cake orders that i didnt have time to do today!!! Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:11:54 EST thurs ugh. new cell phone came yesterday. DO NOT buy a phone from straight talk. they lie. phone was not the one i need. i HAVE to have verizon powered or it doesnt come in at my house. so, its going back today and not sure WHAT to do... <BR> my old one is wonderful, BUT the battery is dead and the nearest apple store is 3 hours with the cost of getting there, the battery, and the labor a new phone is literally $30 going to have to order one from walmart. ugh Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:47:12 EST weds was going to bake today but looked at my orders and all are for saturday and tomorrow it is!!! so cleaning is going on..... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:49:58 EST tuesday so i went to PT this morning..only one more session and they kick me loose (i think!). came home to a note on the door--Fedex tried to deliver something that needed to be signed for. Now know..that they NEVER come till after 1 pm. but apparently there was a sub driver that changed the route...ARGH!!! so my new phone has to wait till tomorrow...good thing i'm not a phone addict!! i'm here all day tomorrow all is well in Hollyland. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:15:50 EST Monday busy someday i will get my house in order and then it wont take forever to get it straight!! Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:43:47 EST sunday what a lovely day...snow sifting down...quiet in the woods...i am in my element. big mug of tea after my workout...almost perfect!! <BR> Hope everyone has a great Sunday! Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:35:15 EST saturday my goal for today was to go to the bakery and finish the storage room..or most of it. and guess what? i just plain old dont feel like it. i have no orders for today..everything went out yesterday. So, i'm taking a day off. kinda..still have to work on the house, but not going to go over to the bakery. kinda felt good to allow myself to do it. <BR> tomorrow i'll go finish it up. or most of it. lost of orders next week i can work while everything is baking. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:42:41 EST friday cake done and out. new phone ordered. verizon repair coming tomorrow to fix landline. storage room at bakery almost finished. yay!! Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:43:07 EST friday cake done and out. new phone ordered. verizon repair coming tomorrow to fix landline. storage room at bakery almost finished. yay!! Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:43:05 EST thursday yesterday i wrote about the "hunters" shooting from their trucks. after i posted i called a friend thats a forest ranger. its a FELONY to have a loaded gun in your truck, as well as to shoot sitting in said truck. i have the number to dispatch, and if i see them again the conservation police are getting called. they can handle it. <BR> pt again today...only 3 sessions left!! yay!!! <BR> cakes to do at the bakery. busy week... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:21:47 EST wednesday doesnt rain but it pours. yesterday my computer died. it was fine..i sat down and saw it was off. huh? hit the button, it turned on. all fine. walked away came back off again..hit the button nothing. i have 2 computer gurus in the family..called elder son. either power something or motherboard. he has an extra power whatrever and is going to send it to me to test it. he built the computer for me 10 years ago..i know. its old. <BR> went to use my iphone ITS dead. charged it..took off charger.... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:47:52 EST tuesday made it to the dr...she was pleased with my 40 pounds gone!! roads were HORRENDOUS!! i stopped at PT and there were so many cancellations he fit me in! so i'm home for the day..thank goodness...just glad to be home safe!! Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:52:07 EST Monday we are supposed to get another ice storm tomorrow. ARGH...i want SNOW!! AND i have to go to town TWICE..once for a dr appt in the early am, then in the PM for physical therapy. <BR> <BR> this morning i went out and totally cleaned Lucys pen..i did it last week, then it snowed and i cant see the bombs, but with yesterdays warm and rain they were all at least ONE good thing came of the thaw. much easier in the spring to have half the winter bombs gone!! <BR> to it. an... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:08:46 EST sunday headed to the bakery..almost done with the main part. today should do it all but the floors!! yay!! then i can take my time with the rest. <BR> what horrid weather. i LOVE winter..and we just arent having one at all. its too warm, only patches of snow left, and nothing but ice in the forecast. hopefully things will turn around and we'll get dumped on good. at least Chrismtas was white!!! Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:10:19 EST Saturday first weigh in for winter 5%....i'm in a stall and only lost .6 pounds...but half a pound is still good seeing i lost 6.0 LAST week!! so no complaining..keep with the program!!! <BR> Bakery is coming..just home from there. all but the counters, floors, and straightening the storage room are DONE. They dont bother with the storage food prep there. so it doesnt matter..its just for my boards, pans, cake pads, boxes, etc. so its not generally inspected, but who leaves a job half done? s... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:04:30 EST Friday to anyone sad today..just keep swimming!! <BR> to those happy...hoping you are correct. <BR> <BR> heads up....we will be ok!!!Just be matter your beliefs... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:09:55 EST dreary thursday ugh its just at freezing <BR> roads will be slick <BR> have pt this morning <BR> then clean the bakery more <BR> hope to have it finished with the deep clean by sunday <BR> sorry keyboard is acting up lol Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:22:43 EST wednesday ice storm!!! pretty out!! but treacherous...glad i dont have to drive.. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:45:37 EST Tuesday ugh..up for PT have to leave in a few. Somehow, even though i am totally careful, rarely go anywhere, take hand sanitizer and wash my hands the moment i get in, i have a cold or something. Started last night. SO wish i had the luxery of laying in bed... <BR> so, on with my funny looking mask (i dont want to give this to anyone) and off to PT I go. Then home to work on bakery meeting room, THEN i can take the dratted thing off and vegetate on the couch with a hot cup of tea. <BR> Hope everyon... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:17:50 EST Monday about to head to the bakery..let the deep clean begin!! January is move EVERYTHING, scrub everything time. I clean EVERY day there...i never leave even if its 2 am and i have to be back at 4 am, without cleaning. But January..i move and bleach EVERYTHING...and today is my "meeting room"...where i sit with brides or other clients to plan and design their cakes or their party needs. <BR> then i have the rest of the day to do as i wish!! woohoo!! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:18:51 EST sunday wow i slept in. i NEVER sleep in!! Lucy was still snoring when i raced down as i thought she would be dancing around needing to go out..haha. its snowing pretty!! I'm going to get laundry and more purging of the bedroom done...the closet is finished..on to the bookshelves....going to be LOTS to ebay or donate!!! Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:49:37 EST saturday Morning!!! hit the next pound mark...thats 36 pounds in 11 weeks!!! hoping this thoughts of going off when the scale is moving so quickly!!! <BR> 5% winter challenge starts today!!! so excited to see how i do this time...i've done it i think 5 or 6 times and made my 5% each time, only to gain some or most back once it was done...not this time!!! but i've been losing so fast i'm a bit worried that i wont make the 5%...but who knows...will just do my best!! <BR> Happy weekend ever... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:29:06 EST Friday ok. I used to get a little annoyed when people would share what works for them. yeah, yeah, i tried it already. like everything, it works for a bit (usually a week or two..a month is REALLY good) <BR> and now i'm going to be one of those annoying people thats going to tell you whats working for me and millions... <BR> keto. no kidding. i fought it. "its not healthy. you cant eat all that fat and be ok. its too hard i could never give up carbs" <BR> i was wrong. its not hard, its easy. i'm not... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:54 EST thursday home from the birthday...85 is a huge milestone!!! i stayed strong and was rewarded with a 6.4 pound loss on the scale this morning!! woohoo!! Keto on!! <BR> from the comments i need to add..if you havent read my prior was my stepdad's 85th birthday not mine!! LOL! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:53:38 EST thursday home from the birthday...85 is a huge milestone!!! i stayed strong and was rewarded with a 6.4 pound loss on the scale this morning!! woohoo!! Keto on!! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:53:37 EST Monday brrr...12 below zero and thats F...and i LOVE it!!! i thrive in cold and snow..already been out a nice hot steaming mug of tea!! Have a wonderful day everyone!! Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:22:49 EST Sunday last cake is all the garbage and recyclables from the bakery. tomorrow is garbage day...twice a month. pretty soon, if i ever get this house straightened out, it will go down to once a month..i just dont generate that much garbage!!! <BR> my stepdads birthday cake is in the oven..hoping the weather doesnt get too bad tomorrow so i can go over and celebrate his 85th with them!!! <BR> Happy Sunday!! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:35:41 EST Saturday Cakes are all delivered to Lake Placid. one more round to go at 3...then i'm done delivering. Tree is de-lighted,,,now have to hork it outside somehow. it was a big i'm a little stepdad carried it in for me. I was going to cut some branches off first but he used my pruning shears and no clue where he put them after..they arent in their assigned spot. but i want it out i'm a little worried about it being too dry. so, i guess i go unscrew the stand and just do it!! then vac.... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 13:37:36 EST Friday rock tape came off fine on leg and was the bottom of my foot that bothered me. I looked at the PT said JUST DO IT dont go tickled so bad!!! but now i have new on...argh. hopefully it will last. i dont go back till week after next!! <BR> All cakes decorated and ready for deliveries and pickups. Cold hitting tonite..below zero by sunday..LOVE IT! <BR> Happy Friday! Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:05:15 EST thursday ok so..a couple things. first off..I LOVE WINTER!!! Love snow, love cold, love outdoor stuff. HATE HEAT!!!! i am NOT a summer person unless i'm IN the pool or at a lake. So no feeling bad for me that its like this..i THRIVE in this!! <BR> second..Yaktrax...are a thing that fit on your shoes/boots with little sharp screws all over the bottom. you can walk on sheet ice with them and you wont slip or fall..but dont walk inside with them or your floors will be a MESS!!! <BR> off to PT this mornin... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:43:54 EST