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/ Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346011 I've not been good with my blogs. I have a friend staying with me during her cancer treatments, and i take her back and forth, then have to work, etc...so I dont have much online time. <BR> Its a glorious day here...sun is out its warm..i will miss my beloved snow but its nice to be out in shorts and a t shirt!! hard to believe we got 6" of snow friday night, and today its 70..lol <BR> My kids bought me a smoker for my birthday..my son, the experienced smokemaster, is here for the weekend. w... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 12:55:48 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335313 Spent the morning organizing everything to do my taxes. Took FOREVER, but now it's just adding stuff up and plugging it in to turbo tax. Maybe someday I'll learn to do it month by month instead!!! Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:26:48 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335311 Spent the morning organizing everything to do my taxes. Took FOREVER, but now it's just adding stuff up and plugging it in to turbo tax. Maybe s Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:26:21 EST Snow!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e1d5992-39da-4a9f-a1e8-47c85aa87b0e.jpg"> Lucy is buried in it lol..42" is hard to slog through!!! Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:38:18 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331107 well, got hung up doing stuff so must get the 2 tier cake built and decorated today...plus the 2 hours walking that my doc insists on..and the pantry is really coming along, too!! <BR> we got a bunch of lovely snow so i'm happy there...but now the cold descends again...below zero for the next few days. <BR> have a great Saturday!! Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:25:59 EST fri http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330596 furnace guy came early...finished in good time and even caught and fixed a promblem!! yay!! <BR> i have cakes to work on,,,cake pops to dip, and cleaning to do. going to be a busy day!! Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:15:06 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330275 cakes baked..waiting for the furnace guy to come clean my furnace. hope he comes soon..hate the "noon to 5" window!!! <BR> as soon as one cake is cooled, going to make cake balls for my favorite guy for st pats day....and some peanut brittle. that oughta last for a couple days!! lol Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:57:30 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329708 midweek weigh in. i continue to be awed by keto results. i'm down another 3 pounds from saturday. so easy i cant believe i didnt believe in it long ago. 52 pounds since november 1....like a miracle..and thats including my 3 days hiatus at Christmas. other than that zero off plan...and i bought new jeans yesterday...in a size i havent seen since college..and they fit COMFORTABLY!!! just so grateful to have found this way of eating... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:06:10 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329707 midweek weigh in. i continue to be awed by keto results. i'm down another 3 pounds from saturday. so easy i cant believe i didnt believe in it long ago. 52 pounds since november 1....like a miracle..and thats including my 3 days hiatus at Christmas. other than that zero off plan...and i bought new jeans yesterday...in a size i havent seen since college..and they fit COMFORTABLY!!! just so grateful to have found this way of eating... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:06:07 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329022 going to be warmer today..i think my beloved winter is leaving me. but, at least i'll be able to get Lucy out for a walk..couldnt today (had to do my walking inside with Leslie Sansone) ---hard walking in the slushy snow and dont want to stress lucy with it. we will see for today!! <BR> My roommate from college is going to come stay with me for a while during the week....she needs radiation and I asked her to come...she is so far from the hospital, and i'm just 10 minutes. So, I will have som... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:30:49 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328688 did a rush order for a cake..assured recipient would be there all day. good thing i got a number and called...no answer..its a 45 min drive and i dont want to get there and have noone to receive the cake!! <BR> hopefully there will be someone there soon... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:03:58 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327972 supposed to warm up today a little. its 6 below now....and then 59 tuesday! mother nature is menopausing i think? <BR> Lucy seems better..keeping my fingers crossed. <BR> still working on the pantry, have a cake to do...so another busy day! Sun, 5 Mar 2017 00:39:31 EST and the best laid plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327491 mess up!! So much for my bit of time off...had a phone call...order for a cake for monday..surprise one i have to deliver, between a conference call at 10 and a furnace cleaning "sometime between noon and 5"..and the delivery will take a good hour anyhow...ARGH!! Sat, 4 Mar 2017 00:09:39 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327147 just finished todays last cake... <BR> have to run to bank then i'm DONE for the day!! woohoo!!! <BR> Happy Weekend!! Fri, 3 Mar 2017 10:47:01 EST i think the worst is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6324015 My girl continues to be ok...she wants so badly to go out and stay out, but its only 5 degrees (after being close to 60 yesterday) high winds and bitter..so no. Shes behaving terribly..shes bored, and wants to get into everything. the words "stay quiet" mean nothing to her. Usually she comes in with me for the afternoon and takes a nap, but she refused to lay down..so shes in her crate...tongue hanging out, sound asleep. gives me a little break..i'm working on a cake order, and catching up on... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 14:54:15 EST better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323413 lucy is doing some better. she is able to walk ok, but has to stay quiet. no more seizures...and i think i can go back to my bed tonite. cant tell you what a relief it is... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:09:41 EST holding my breath.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322915 I thought i lost my girl last night. Lucy had a seizure, and couldnt walk. She couldnt focus...didnt know me, it was awful. i havent slept...it appears from talking to the vet this morning and doing some tests she tore a tendon that goes from her groin to her paw...and the pain is horrid and unrelenting. Due to her heart condition, when she got so stressed everything went haywire..and she had the seizure. <BR> so now its rest and short walks, for a while. shes trying to eat a little, has had... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:23:33 EST kind of a day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322231 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321585 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 morning..it 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 Hollyville..lol Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:12:43 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321132 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320884 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 noodles..lol 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318138 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 everything..my 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317676 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317239 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 cookbooks...you dont even want to know how many i have!!!! <BR> once the pantry is done, on to my bedroom, then the dreaded attic..lol <BR> hope everyone has a good friday! Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:43:47 EST thurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316767 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316245 have to clean and finish my moms birthday present today. otherwise its a relax day!! Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:04:26 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315935 well i have to bite the bullet and go shopping. and i HATE detest ABHOR shopping unless its for antiques or fabric..lol. 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315193 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314699 cleaning, and have to start a new project!! hope everyone has a great sunday! Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:10:07 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314658 finished the sweater!!! have to weave in the ends but its done!! <BR> snow coming... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:30:14 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313726 happy weekend!! hope you have something fun planned! Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:13:54 EST thurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313146 lol went from 40 to 4 and snow is coming!! i'm happy...plus the warm and rain melted the driveway so i didnt have to shovel much!! Thu, 9 Feb 2017 00:03:49 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312615 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312249 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311687 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311197 just back from the bakery. no cleaning today... <BR> made cupcakes to take to my therapy guys....so 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310596 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309937 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309564 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 away..plus with the cost of getting there, the battery, and the labor a new phone is literally $30 more..so...just going to have to order one from walmart. ugh Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:47:12 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309026 was going to bake today but looked at my orders and all are for saturday and sunday..so tomorrow it is!!! so cleaning is going on..... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:49:58 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308599 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 baking..so all is well in Hollyland. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:15:50 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307760 busy day....cleaning. 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307174 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306686 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306230 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306229 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305590 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305023 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304452 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303672 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 visible..so at least ONE good thing came of the thaw. much easier in the spring to have half the winter bombs gone!! <BR> anyhow...off to it. an... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:08:46 EST