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=6197578 been a tough week. but i did manage to lose a few pounds. i still have 75 cupcakes to frost and decorate, and a small smash cake to decorate like a barn, have to get everything done for tomrorows horse show, thank goodness my sweet neighbor girl will take care of Lucy here and meet the girl picking up the cupcakes and cake. <BR> come on October..so i can have a minute to breathe! Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:15:15 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191685 off to bake..get this..19 cakes, and a batch of cupcakes. all to be built, frosted, and decorated by TOMORROW 2 pm. oy. then tomorrow more baking..gluten free and more cupcakes...to be done friday by noon. wish it would spread out some... <BR> but the good thing? it cooled down!! YAY!! Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:33:43 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191195 took lucy for a ride to the bank (she got milk bones from the teller) then to mcdonalds (2 cheeseburgers for $3..lol shes in heaven) then home. it POURED. did my workout, now going to go watch Wentworth and relax a bit!! Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:31:42 EST monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190754 rush cake was done by noon. bakery and pans prepped for the busy week. got my workout in, food good. Played a while with Lucy. now up to check the pool, then supper. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:43:10 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189914 rough week. lots of cakes. not good news on my sweet pup. heat. hoping this will be a better week... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:22:55 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184185 12 hours in the bakery and still not done. tomorrow morning will be difficult. i need to get stuff together tonite for the horse show, get everything done by noon. get to the bank. get lucy bathed for her vet appt. just never ends...but i guess its better than being bored, right? <BR> plus, the pool motor is burned out. so no pool. really, really sucks. <BR> i'm tired..i'll see it better tomorrow. just not in a great mood right now... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:12:53 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183579 the cakes are baked. NOT the cupcakes yet..but the cakes are done. tomorrow i bake 250 cupcakes, then have to fill half and decorate them all. along with decorating 5 other cakes..lol. oh well. business is a good thing, right? <BR> AND...i finally, finally have my girl ALL combed out. no mats. still have to trim her ears but her feet are pretty well done. AND she needs a bath. so more to do but it will get done.... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:49:30 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182970 long day..but the lawn is mowed, new mower blades was fast and cut great!! bakery prepped..ready for the deluge of cake orders starting tomorrow! Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:53:30 EST Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182235 oh gosh what a weekend. cakes, horse show...COLD (never got over 45 at the show yesterday) and now more and more cakes this week..weddings, graduations, baby showers. OH MY!! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:17:03 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180739 cakes cakes cakes to be picked up and delivered. then i have to clean quick...then work on the horse show stuff. then, maybe, just maybe, i'll have a minute to breathe... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:53:05 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180453 Holy wow. i got 4 cakes finished. 2 picked up (well one was dalmation cupcakes ahaha). that took till one. then home, fed lucy, and hit the lawn. barn side is done. bakery is done. front and pool done. back of house to garden done. back field and side field NOT done..but i got about 2 acres finished..with 2 to go...but thats all straight nothing to go around..just boring back and forth..but i have my radio ear protection so i belt out songs..good thing i have no close by neighbors..they would... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:21:12 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179728 working through my list. <BR> but...above everything else. my mom is out of surgery and doing well. Took longer than expected, a bit worse than they had hoped, but they are sure all will be well. so thats GOOD news!! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 14:38:26 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178934 baking and cleaning today. nice and chilly...loving this!! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 10:17:54 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178391 long day...up to go to town early..my mennonite neighbor called needing a ride..her family is up from PA and needed a ride to the Almanzo Wilder Homestead, so i got other things done, picked them up and dropped them off there, THEN got my shopping done. She just called and they are ready to come home, so i'm heading out in a few to get them. Lovely, lovely people, I enjoy helping them. but my knee is screaming for a pain pill...i usually take that at one and i get them at 3...then however lo... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:27:01 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177546 not many things worse than a horse show in the rain. LOTS of rain. deluge rain..and these people still want to show and ride. we DID get done by 3...and i picked up my girl which was nice..normally i wouldnt have been able to get her till monday morning. so it was nice for me!!! <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:32:44 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176507 todays show down tomorrow to go. i'm tired. just got tomorrows printed out..now to load the car then take a shower and crash.... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 19:35:35 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175955 horse shows and cakes. just never ends..and thats ok because it means i am working..but does it all have to happen at ONCE?? lol!! Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:09:16 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174625 just pooped. cakes, mowing, horse shows. le bar is open. <BR> <BR> <BR> HAHAHAHAA i mean i AM pooped not that i DID poop...too funny...i wouldnt tell you all about THAT!! hahaha Wed, 1 Jun 2016 18:38:23 EST Memorial day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173205 I hope everyone took some time to remember the servicepeople that gave their lives for our country. And please, that includes those who died once out of service, due to service related injuries (my grandfather died from a brain tumor due to being gassed in WW 1.) <BR> thank you...and rest well.. Mon, 30 May 2016 17:03:49 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172668 My sweet neighbor girl that helps me with cakes and her mom (the pool store manager) came and hooked up the pool for me last night. <BR> I worked so hard today i didnt have time to even run water in it...but hopefully i'll be up and running SOON. no ladder in yet, but theres time. just wish i'd had it for this darn hot spell!! Sun, 29 May 2016 21:07:00 EST 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