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/ 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 friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132526 rain rain rain...and i have to make peanut brittle. you dont do candy in the rain, but i keep waiting for a non humid day and it has to ship out monday..so....ARGH!! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:52:23 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131823 rain rain rain..one of the reasons spring and summer are my least favorite seasons. I detest mud... <BR> If you dont live in the Adirondacks you probably dont know our 5th season..called "mud season". Roads are posted so the logging trucks dont rip them up...our dirt roads are impassable. Keeping your floors clean is impossible. Animals are filthy...wet and muddy all the time...I walk anyhow but anywhere you step leaves deep footprints..and ruins whatever footwear you have on. <BR> just not ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:46:31 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129953 ok..its arrived. I have a dentist appt at 10. my last dr appt at 11. i lost 15 of the pounds i gained over the winter, with 2 to go but i came close and the tongue lashing shouldnt be TOO bad. <BR> Roads are horrible..cars crawling along my little back farm road when i see any. School delayed 2 hours while they try to clean the mess. I went out to change lucys water...fence and latch frozen. Had to take out hot water to thaw that and the snap that holds the bucket on. But so pretty out..we h... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:29:11 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129206 sigh. my boy just left. my house is empty again. SO glad i have Lucy to keep me company. <BR> I managed to LOSE weight over Easter..YAY!! But i didnt have what anyone would call a normal Easter dinner..but what mattered was i had most of my family around,,,talked to my boy that couldnt be here for a while last evening, and talked to my favorite guy, so all is well. <BR> Now...to get todays cardiology appt over today and the dentist and GP appts tomorrow and i'm SET!!! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:20:09 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128572 Almost time for the annual egg hunt..where 80 year olds hip check and trip people and push to get to the hidden eggs..and i get to watch and giggle. I'm the hider..and this year (after the past 3 forgetting WHERE i hid some) i have an answer key..LOL!!! <BR> Let the festivities begin!!! Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:39:37 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127465 Lets all remember what Easter is all about and give thanks... <BR> <BR> That said...i am thankful my middle son has arrived safe after waking up and leaving his house at 3:30 am. he missed the ice, and now its snowing again. so grateful all is well. Also happy that he is here for his birthday, which falls on Easter. My daughter will be coming for supper tomorrow night to celebrate, and my mom and stepdad for easter dinner sunday. We will miss my youngest, and my dear friend in Colorado, but ... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:05:32 EST Wenesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125905 busy morning. all cake orders are baked and chilling. while they were baking i made the centers for my cream eggs;;;Maple nut, fudge nut, coconut and vanilla with a yellow yolk like cadbury cream eggs. Finished the peanut butter ones yesterday..and only have 2 large molds left to fill for the big baskets. <BR> Now i get to clean..i've been not getting a lot accomplished the past few days because of the candy making...now that the centers are done its a matter of putting chocolate in the egg ... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:33:30 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125223 got the easter shopping done. have half of my chocolates done...just the filled chocolate eggs left to do.... <BR> going to take lucy for a walk, do my workout, clean the family room, and get working on them!! Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:41:15 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124469 Cleaning....i hate cleaning..but i have a houseful coming this weekend. stripped all the beds..sheets are in the dryer. Still on my list...make chocolate bunnies and newfoundlands. clean off kitchen table, wood cookstove, and dishwasher. do my beachbody workout and take lucy for a walk. Oh and scrub upstairs bathroom. <BR> Dinner is in the crockpot, Lucy is groomed. Catpans are clean, laundry is washed. I knit a little this morning watching Supernatural. but the biggest job was scrubbing and... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:38:58 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123461 and Lucy continues to improve. I know we are out of the woods now. Thank goodness!! Today is cleaning day. UGH. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:10:48 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122778 rough night. Lucy took a turn for the worse last evening and i wasnt at all sure she would still be with me this morning. But it has resolved..i think the infection was on its last gasp and gave a superhero effort. This morning she is happy and HUNGRY (hasnt eaten in days) and playing like a puppy. I'm so grateful. <BR> And in the middle or her collapsing and difficulty breathing episodes last night my daughter called...her puppy (around 8 months old) somehow accessed her secured overnight ca... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:01:56 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122227 cakes are finished for tomorrow delivery. My girl is feeling a bit better...not totally but some better and thats good. I'm down 6 pounds, with 10 to go to get back where i was but its a start...workout is que'd up to go...food on track. <BR> i have to clean still, but hey...company doesnt come till friday so i'm good!! Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:28:20 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120697 not a good day..my doggie girl has a UTI--had trouble getting a vet to do a UA...argh! but just gave her the first pill..hopefully shes better soon!! Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:27:04 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120037 on track with food, Lucy bathed and walked, laundries done, upper body fix done, didnt get my clean and purge done because Lucy had an accident (shes in heat..it happens) and i was busy washing crates, walls and the bathtub after we were done. lol..but i guess thats cleaning, right? Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:22:22 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119177 ok. as i said, i've been bad. but today i said ok thats IT. i just finished beach body total body cardio fix. i did it ALL. food is on track. didnt get a lucy walk today, its pouring. bue we took a long one yesterday. i may do a leslie sanson mile but i want to give myself time to work back into it all.. <BR> my food is on track, and i'm proud of myself! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:30:39 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118025 its gorgeous out...i think Lucy and i will take a long walk. i have 2 weeks until my Dr appt..i need to get a move on. shame it hits the day after Easter..but its ok. just doing my best!! Sun, 13 Mar 2016 09:59:08 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117499 Just finished a VERY involved order for a high end wedding..its a cupcake tasting, and i had to make 12 DIFFERENT cupcakes..with the instructions they like different, they like sweet and savory combined, they like goat cheese...so i had my work cut out for me. They are finished..in the fridge sealed up, and i will deliver in the morning. hoping they like something in the batch!! Sat, 12 Mar 2016 13:39:24 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116733 well it was SUPPOSED to be nice out..so far its chilly and rainy. i have a long to do list today. one of which is cleaning Lucys pen. When theres no snow it gets cleaned twice a day..but with snow..cant find em...sooo..i have a bit of work to do..lol. IF it ever stops raining!! I so detest spring..i'm trying really hard not to..but its hard!! Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:32:35 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116238 worked on taxes today. lucy is in heat and distressed. but a friend put a huge smile on my face!! look for the good things!! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:25:57 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115430 got the shopping done, stopped to welcome a new neighbor. tried not to look out the window at my beloved snow melting and the abhorrent mud. did my workouts...now i'm thawing out my last bag of spaghetti sauce...i will need to make more soon!! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 19:11:44 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114541 omg i slept till TEN am this morning. i'm usually up at 6!! i still had to wake lucy up..thank goodness. she slept 13 hours!!! <BR> i did not much of anything but made hotcakes since its national hotcake day!! i had 2.lucy had one..the syrup was grand, and i'm done with that craving! Tue, 8 Mar 2016 18:45:06 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113710 bakery passed with flying colors, then i came home and CRASHED. feeling better tonite..thanks for the support!! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 18:36:58 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112798 ha doc was right...REST. I was feeling better yesterday so i did stuff..only stuff that HAD to be done on a deadline, but it knocked me flat again. I just now dragged the trash bins to the end of the driveway through the snow..and i feel like i ran a marathon..without the high. If you get this (and according to my doc its not if but when) REST!!!! <BR> Sun, 6 Mar 2016 17:57:43 EST