NJJ-EXERCISE30's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NJJ%2DEXERCISE30 NJJ-EXERCISE30'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/ WOW just got off the phone with DIL and DS - what a mess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319900 Good Afternoon; I went to the gym this morning, eating well and have lost weight. Now the not so good news, my DIL tells me this and that about my son. I asked her why they did not come down last weekend. she said that she was with her parents buying stuff for the baby. I said to her- you have known for weeks about this family gatherings and it was important to DS. Her attitude totally changed like I blew her cover. I asked to talk to my son. He did not say much but I got him to go to... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:10:12 EST Talked to my neighbor today for a couple hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317522 Good afternoon; Neighbor called me her DH is deteriorating greatly in the past six months. Her Dh now has tumors which are coming out like mumps. One is really big now. They are going to operate to remove it. His face is really stiffing. He has dementia and also hallucinates. She still has not gotten a second opinion. She is talking to his sister b/c she is a doctor. I told her about social services to get a visiting nurse to come in to help her. Afterwards, I feel better about my sit... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:54:48 EST having the entire family over this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317064 Good afternoon; My GD facetime with me- She says, "Nana are you going to have the kitchen up this weekend." We have much stuff which we store in the garage which were toys from my own DD & DS. The play kitchen is something I bought b/c the previous one we gave to a charity play yard when we moved with our companies. When my DD had her kids and they moved to home, I got a kitchen and they love it. We have dishes and play food. We have a shopping cart and dolls with cradles- all from DD. ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:40:32 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315929 Good Morning; I woke up great. My DH was already up 4:30am. I knew something was up. He was leaving for the gym which we had said we were both going. He looked upset. He left and I began wondering what was going on. He came back and said nothing. Last night he got on this kick to retire again. we were talking about saving money. I told him lets sell the house. It is too big and ....... Dh completely shut down and would not talk to me. He has this fantasy that we are going to live ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:57:47 EST just spoke to my neighbor - what a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315520 Good afternoon; this weekend we babysat which we actually look forward to it. My GS is talking so much and very opinionated now. My GD is like an old soul. She is so insightful for not even 5 yet. We really love them. We had raked up 10 bags of leaves and worked on a puzzle and finished it this weekend. these are weekends we love. I just saw my neighbor who I have known for 20 years. He is only about 6 years older than I. He looks 20 years older. He is mumbling his words, but what i... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:56:35 EST Having a good morning - went to gym this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313368 Good Morning; I had a good txting session with DS yesterday. He is going to his group VA sessions on PTSD. It took courage. I tell him he had another successful day. He does not know what success is. I tell him. I told him you need to get use to going to your sessions like muscle memory. You will take in what you need. You need to know that you are not alone and there are others some the same as you but many worse than you. You need to know there is hope and you see progress. Your Da... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:19:40 EST Had a great weekend but this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311784 Good Morning; I had a great weekend - exercised, eat right, watched grand kids. But this morning, I have been getting phone calls from my DS phone. I answer and the person hangs up. this is usually a sign that his wife and he are having problems. I try very hard to let go, but it worries me when this happens. It might be something else, but not sure. I tried calling but it went to voice mail. He has to deal with his problems. Their marriage is rocky. DIL has emotional problems and DS... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:44:56 EST got a HB invitation from my GD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309631 Good Morning; the invitation states that my GD requests photos or cards for her party, but no gifts. She will be 5 on her birthday. I love that! I send her cards in the mail with stickers or photos in the card. I did this for her mother. My GD has a scrapbook and put them in her book. What a sweetie! My GS will be 3 in the fall. He is so funny. they lift my DH's spirits. <BR> Life is good and positive at the moment. I am more happier when I am able to keep my focus on me and not b... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:41:31 EST Puzzles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308952 Good Morning; what a week. Been doing puzzles and reading a good book. DH & I love doing puzzles. For whatever reason, we just forgot to get one out and put on our dining room table. Much had to do with the holidays b/c we needed the table for dining. Puzzles are something I have been doing since childhood. My daughter give us one of her kids the year before last. We had forgotten about it. DH when he comes with terms with his job and does not mope. He ventures into positive things t... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:50:06 EST just got back from the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308336 good morning; Had a good week so far. DH has come to terms that he is not going to convention. The company has cut the budget. Too much traveling last year so this year they are cutting the travel budget. He knows it is not personal. I am going to rake leaves today like I did yesterday. DD called and wants us to babysit this weekend- she will call later and let me know the details. Life is good and back to normal. Have a good day!! <em>104</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:51:55 EST having a calm day and so is DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305580 Good Morning; I have been eating well, actually cooking all week, and exercising. I am letting go of my DH's stress at work. We talked and I said he needs to learn to handle the stress. He has been going to the gym every morning. It has helped him greatly. He is not so moody. There is a convention that he wants to go too, but he does not think his new manager will send him. He has gone every year. Just the constant change at work is too much for him at times. He is better, but I told... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:59:22 EST The last two days - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304275 Good Morning; DH is back into this moodiness due to his job. yesterday I got him to start back to exercise. He was not in a great mood. Left his phone at the gym. I found it when I went to the gym afterward. He cut his finger in the morning - long story. He was banging around the house when he came home. I know something bothered him about work but he would not talk about it. He is being a jerk at times. this is a pattern he has when he is disturbed about work. I can not wait for him... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:55:07 EST Boy I thought this weekend would be negative http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302435 Good Morning; DH came home from work in a negative mood. He has a new manager which is hard for him to keep changing. this is his 4th in four years. there were other disappointments at work. But he got up this morning upbeat, I am so relieved. The weekends are horrible when he is in a bad mood. I just pray he can repeat this to change his mood like he did this morning. We have had discussions on this. You do not have to stay in a bad mood. I have been exercising all week. My toe pro... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:49:51 EST just watched the documentary - about letting go of stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301251 Good morning; DH has been anxious about his new boss. We went to New Orleans to get him to relax. He did. I usually buy something from our trips for us or our grand kids. I just saw all this stuff - Christmas was just a few weeks away. Do they need to accumulate more stuff? I did not buy anything for me or my grand kids. My DH bought books. This video talks about things we need and value vs stuff we want and lose interest. DH buys books but never reads. He says when he retires they w... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:13:28 EST Babysat grand kids last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296858 Good afternoon; DH has been having anxiety about his job again. they re-organized again. His new manager is someone he does not perceive as a good guy. this matters to my DH b/c he likes to have a relationship with his managers. He is old school and believes in loyalty. I am praying his anxiety lessens as the year goes on. Grandkids really do keep you in the presence. Have a good day. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:01:11 EST got up and went to the gym early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294577 Good Morning; after my exercise I got super dizzy. I was not expecting this. I remember last year I had an occurrence during this time of year. I have sinus problems due to the extreme cold and then in my state we have high allergy season going on. I came home and felt better in an hour. My DD has been experienceing problems with her allergies. she did not have them in California. I am still going to the gym tomorrow. Have a good day! Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:19:22 EST having a relaxing day after the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293989 Good afternoon; This morning I went to the gym and did a great work out. I ended up taking a nap b/c I was tired after the workout. Over all the weekend has been very relaxing and refreshing after a very busy holiday season. Have a good day. <em>104</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:52:29 EST Cold here DH is not in a great mood. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293245 Good afternoon; I am busy on my laptop doing much organization. I am getting ready for tax time. I just received my turbotax. Dh is organizing his office. He did not sleep well so he is grouchy. I have no problems every one has a bad day. He went to Weight Watchers and lost 5 lbs in one week. He loses fast, but he does not always stay on plan. Have a good day!! I am doing good!! <em>104</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 13:25:21 EST I upgraded to premium!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292455 Good Morning; I hated the advertising b/c it made Sparks so slow and so visually noisy. I try so hard to keep my environment's noise level in my life low. I like more quiet in my life. The web site is faster. To me it is worth the cost. TY Have a good day!! <em>104</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:17:24 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287888 Good Morning; this vacation of my DH was going well until my laptop developed a virus. He is upset b/c he will be working on my laptop all day. He keeps telling me that I have to give him my laptop so he can work on it. He needs it for most of the day. I am going to take down the Christmas decoration and start on the tree. <BR> He goes back to work Monday TG. Have a good day. I raked leaves yesterday and plan to do it today also. Have a Happy New Year. <em>104</em> <em>409</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:28:51 EST had a marvelous Christmas this year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286399 good Morning; This morning DH is in a shopping mood to get things he really does not need. <BR> He has a couple gift certificates but when he goes shopping he spends much more than the value of the GC. I have always had this problem with him. He has no concept of restraint when it comes to money. Oh well, he is going shopping and who knows how much he will spend. I just had a conversation with him about finances and he says all you talk about money. <BR> I will send a prayer. He off from... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:04:32 EST Christmas Eve not going good. MIL in hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284819 Good Morning; I had these fantasies that this was going to be the best Christmas ever. I really had my fingers crossed. But we got a phone call, my MIL who is 90 is not taking her meds again properly and she got the flu. She has refused some of the procedures that the doctors want to do. She is being stubborn and 90. The whole family is upset and feel helpless. I told my DH there is not much you can do. He is very moody which might spoil the holiday. He is not one to fake his mood so o... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:19:02 EST plans changed and I am being flexible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284158 Good Morning; babysitting grandkids today. I did not expect it but DD needed help. GD is not feeling well. I am so glad that I am close so I can help. I have a cold that they gave me when we babysat last. We will be in good company. It is so wonderful to be close to my grand kids. <BR> I hope my DS can manage to get his finances together to move closer so we can be a help to him also. He is 75 miles away one way. Life is good and I am enjoying this season more than other years. hav... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:46:21 EST DS told me about a soldier he knew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283019 Good evening; I hate when I hear stories of such loss. A soldier he knew got hurt in Afghanistan and lost his arm and leg. He called home to see how he would be treated going home. He said that a friend of his is coming home and needs a place to go. He lost his arm and leg. His parents told him not to come there. They do not need to care for someone like that. He got off the phone and climbed to a high building and jumped off. My DS was upset. Words can hurt. I think I will be think... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:22:23 EST Just talked to DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282990 good Morning, I get tired of one step forward and two steps back. His wife is spending money they can not afford. He does not have any money to buy Christmas presents. She takes his bank card when she gets depressed. I just do not want to hear it. I told him that is a big problem with a baby coming. Adult children can be such a pain in the butt. any ways, I do not expect him to spend on the adults in the family. Have a good day!! Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:36:44 EST DD thanked me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282405 Good Morning; it is so nice when your adult children appreciate you. My DD called this weekend and asked if we could move opening presents from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. Her in-laws just decided to come in town to visit for Christmas Eve only. Her DH did not want to approach his parents b/c they usually give them a big check for the kids for their college fund for Christmas. Her DH did not want to make them mad. She told me all of this and then told me that she told her husband tha... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:26:04 EST Enjoying my holiday season. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281751 Good afternoon- I just put together a nativity scene with wise men. I put it where my grandkids can play with it. I think I got a cold from my GS this past weekend. I am taking it easy. I have the house all ready for the holidays. I have been doing other exercise and not going to the gym so much. I raked leaves and have been doing much house work. My DS went to his group session with VA. His counselor has been with VA two months and her specialty was adolescents. He called me up and t... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:18:07 EST what an exhausting day with grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279549 good evening; DH is still exhausted from his trip for Uncle's funeral. That leaves me to handle most of the activities. I have two very active grandkids. I slept good last night, but DH did not. <BR> It is almost over and we have to put our house back together. DH likes the house neat like his father. I told him he better not get like his father and not enjoy his grand kids. Hope the rest of the week goes better. Have a good day!! Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:44:41 EST what an exhausting day with grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279548 good evening; DH is still exhausted from his trip for Uncle's funeral. That leaves me to handle most of the activities. I have two very active grandkids. I slept good last night, but DH did not. <BR> It is almost over and we have to put our house back together. DH likes the house neat like his father. I told him he better not get like his father and not enjoy his grand kids. Hope the rest of the week goes better. Have a good day!! Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:44:36 EST Dh came in at midnight - exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279084 Good Morning; Dh got up and played with grandkids. but when my GS took a nap, he went up and took one with him. My grandson loves his grandpa. It helps me greatly than I can work with my GD. She is so much fun to play with. She is more verbal and tells you what and how she wants to play. We decorated Christmas cookies this morning. We took cookies <BR> over to my neighbor and sent me a texts that she and her husband enjoyed them. I am taking over to my DD's house quite a few. I hav... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:28:22 EST DH is exhausted from visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278512 Good Morning; Dh is getting out b/4 the snow storm is coming in. He is very tired but the service went well. the minister asked to tell stories of the Uncle, but no one would talk except my DH. His own mother and the brother did not tell stories. I was not surprised. I have always said that his family has emotional constipation. they did the talking with my DH privately. Due to the frozen ground his urn will be buried this coming summer. DH is not sure he will come back up. He says he... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:31:22 EST DH not doing so good with funeral plans of his uncle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278013 good Morning; DH is working with the relatives who are in their late 80's. My DH is not a patient person. On top of this, he is trying to manage his diet. He has been doing good, but when we go up to see his folks, it is very hard to eat well. I have managed it but he has never done well. Too much emotion, he goes to food. This time he is determined to eat well but his way is not balanced. He is eating fruit but no protein. He called this morning and he got anxious just telling me wh... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:21:39 EST Christmas season going great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275466 Good Morning; I have really gotten into the spirit. I am handling the temptations better this year than other years. DH and I have been communicating better in the last couple months. I am so glad b/c it was exhausting. I am doing well at the gym. DH is not constantly complaining about his job or even retiring. His parents are doing great also. Their house is being sold very soon. We talked to them at Thanksgiving. FIL has actually made friends too. <BR> That is a miracle. DS has a... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:35:45 EST Went back to gym after gout flare up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272722 Good Morning; it felt good. I did not sleep much this weekend, but I got up and wanted to test my foot. I only had a flare up with one toe. I have been taking supplements for gout and had even a tea made for gout. I am going to see my doctor too. I really count on my feet for my exercise and this has given me pause. I saw my son this weekend who is disabled vet. He is not looking good since they are changing his medications for PTSD and panic attacks. He looks like he is barely hanging... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:21:59 EST thanksgiving was a success!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271993 good morning; late yesterday, my DS and my DIL finally came down. She was having morning sickness. We had a wonderful relaxing conversation and meal. My DIL is having severe stress from her mother. Her mother says she had a very easy pregnancy and does not understand why she is not having one. Her mother is very interfering and not very compassionate. My DIL stress is being transferred to my DS bc she takes her anger at her mother on him. She does not know how to put boundaries on her mo... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:38:16 EST Holidays and families http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271578 Good Morning; My DS and his wife were coming down and still may come down for Thanksgiving. But SIL is having morning sickness, she is pregnant. It is no biggie. there will be other Thanksgivings, my son and her live 75 miles away. Her mother is getting involved and tells her pregnancy is easy. What an understanding mother! DS feels loyal to his wife. So who knows, what will happen. DD is in Wisconsin visiting her husbands family. I have all this food, but am not going to cook it al... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:04:25 EST Just relaxing - I have my tree up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269017 good afternoon; It has gotten cold here. There is a cold front coming in. I love it. I prefer it cooler than hot this time of year. My DD had to buy a snow suit for her kids b/c she is having Thanksgiving in an area that has snow. I am ready for the season. I will decorate my Christmas table maybe after thanksgiving. Hope the season is treating you well. <em>428</em> <em>430</em> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:10:11 EST turkey lunch with grandkids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267799 Good Morning. DD just telephoned me. She never does this- it is always texting. But a phone call, she says the kids are so happy to have turkey with you. I have not had anything to eat yet- saving it for the turkey at school. I am not going to have all the trimmings. DD thanked me for doing this for the kids. DD and SIL can't get away from their jobs. I am grateful that I am local and can be there for my grand kids. I got our tree up so the grand kids can walk in and see the holiday... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:02:19 EST I got an invitation to a turkey lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264706 Good Morning; I love spending time with my grand kids. My daughter sent me an invitation to the thanksgiving turkey lunch at their school. I have two grandkids so I will have to manage 1/2 time with each. the problem with be with my grandson who wants to go home as soon as I see him. I am going to talk to my daughter about how to manage that. I can just bring them home with me. We will see. I have been watching the new series called "The Crown" on Netflixs". It is wonderful and done s... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:19:50 EST I got an invitation to a turkey lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264705 Good Morning; I love spending time with my grand kids. My daughter sent me an invitation to the thanksgiving turkey lunch at their school. I have two grandkids so I will have to manage 1/2 time with each. the problem with be with my grandson who wants to go home as soon as I see him. I am going to talk to my daughter about how to manage that. I can just bring them home with me. We will see. I have been watching the new series called "The Crown" on Netflixs". It is wonderful and done s... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:19:44 EST what wonderful concession speeches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264353 Good morning; I pray the positivism and the politeness comes back to our country. Have a good day! Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:30:03 EST MIL getting more senile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264021 I get this letter from MIL – going up & down on me. Are you mad at me? I have not gotten a letter from you. I want to hear about your trip. <BR> <BR> DH says to ignore her- she is getting more senile. She said that she has neighbors that she visits with and goes to meetings at the assistant living home. <BR> <BR> I told DH that I will get a letter to her some time before Christmas. I am not going to send her a letter because she demands me to. This season is so busy for me. I h... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 19:57:32 EST went to movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262885 Good evening; DH & I went to see Dr Strange. I was not sure if I would like the movie, but I enjoyed it. Now I am just relaxing. DH is not relaxed today. I have to be patient and just go with the flow. We remembered to change our clocks backward. It has been raining all day. I did not sleep well. But I am just trying to get some stuff done. Babysat our grand kids yesterday. It was really a good time. I did a craft with my GD- We decorated a Christmas Tree for her room. I had the orn... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 17:17:13 EST Grand kids coming this morning for most of the afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262223 Good Morning; DD called and asked if we would babysit. Any time at our choice, she has company here. Her DH and her want to spend time with them. DH and I discussed it. I have learned that DH has to be ok with the decision. He had been ornery at times when our grand kids come. I asked him what time would it be possible - we gave DD a time - start and finish. We told her that we have a list of stuff we need to get done. My biggest problem was DH would not say what he wanted and then h... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 09:20:25 EST just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261312 Good Morning; I am really trying to stay awake. I stayed up late watching the ball game. <BR> I still went to the gym. I think I will need a nap today. I had a neighbor who has been a friend for two decades- ask me if I would still remain a friend if I knew how a person voted? I already knew how she voted without her telling me and it was not who I voted for. I told her I chose not to look at people as how they voted. I have also chosen not to discuss politics with her. I know I could n... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 08:53:04 EST nice relaxing day after a wonderful Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260432 Good afternoon; My GS and GD were wonderful and very enthusiastic about the evening. My GS would say Halloween when his sister would say Happy Halloween. He would be right with his sister going to the doors. They gathered a full bucket of treats. They were talking non-stop about the night. My GS who is two was so excited. We trick or treated for one hour. Both kids were more into it this year than last. Had a wonderful evening with my grandkids. Have a nice day!! <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 16:39:12 EST enough of the election news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259643 Good Morning; I said enough of all this negative election coverage. It is not good to hear such negative comments from people wanting to be president. It is not good to hear name calling at all. I grew up with parents who did not have much vocabulary when they fought and just called all sorts of names to each other. I told my DH that he has the right to watch it, but I will no longer watch the coverage. I want to live in a positive environment. This election is not one anyone should be ... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:19:01 EST I am learning even at this time of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258739 Good Morning; I have learned: that when my DS is having problems with his wife. I stop and listen but do not act immediately. But when I choose to act, I do it on my terms. DS was invited to come home to rest, but I told him that I will help him get a good counselor in town. He decided to think about this. He in turn called his FIL to come over and talk to his daughter, his wife. She gets wound up and just go on and on. He calls me back that he is not coming. I knew this would happen ... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:23:05 EST I get a call from DS - he is upset with his wife screaming at him http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258429 Good Morning; his doctor has changed his medication to Zoloft. I hate when they change his meds. He was gaining weight so they thought Zoloft was a good change for PTSD and panic attacks. Every change of medication for him has not been good. He has a brain chemistry that does not do well. His wife is not very compassionate at this point. I have been with him when a change of medication is going on. You have to be very calm and patient. She screams at him. I told him to come down and ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:32:35 EST worked out hard today - have lots of energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257978 Good afternoon; Signed a petition to shorten the election cycle. this one has gone on too long. <BR> hopefully it will be over soon and everyone will remain calm. I am really organizing my home again. I had stopped earlier this year, but it is time to get going again. I have not heard from DS and how things are going for his relationship. I am letting them work things out themselves. Hopefully!! I am working on me and my relationship with DH. We are going to see my grandkids in a fall... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:53:53 EST