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/ new hair dresser does a great job with no drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375490 Good morning; Found out that my old hair dresser may be coming back. But I have already decided that she has too much drama in her life. It plays out with her being constantly late for appointments or canceling them without notice. I told my new hair dresser that I will not go back. I want a appointment that I can count on. I felt sorry her b/c all this drama only starting happening this year. But I have moved on, to the new hair dresser. I am happy that I made the change. My hair cut... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:29:04 EST anxious today going to a new hair dresser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374570 Good Morning; I have been seeing my former hair dresser for over 5 years. I loved the way she cut my hair. I knew she was having problems, but she assured me that she was just moving to another area in our city. But 2 weeks ago she told me she was leaving the state, her son - her husband. I would have to find another hair dresser. She referred me to the one today. I do not know her. I have thin hair and the old hair dresser knew how to cut so my hair looked full. We will see. I did go ... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:47:56 EST just came in from trimming bushes - also went to the gym this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373728 Good Morning; DH is not very motivated to doing the lawn. All the grass we put in is dying. <BR> We now feel that the lawn service did put the wrong dirt in. DH never liked doing the lawn, but he started fantasizing that he would suddenly enjoy it. I maintain the gardens and they are going great. DH is tired of mowing lawn which is not much right now. I told him we are not going to keep throwing money at this lawn. We will do something this fall. The heat is so intense but I feel the... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:14:57 EST talked to DS yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372924 Good Morning; DS was resting. the trauma from Wednesday took a toll. He was so fatigued. My Scottish BF sent quite a few outfits for their baby. They are so cute. I am going to UPS to send them to my DS and DIL. DIL can not leave her area and my DH is on call this weekend. Baby will be born the end of this month due to conversation with DIL yesterday. Baby is very large now. They still worry about her BP. I am just grateful that DS made through it his crisis. I am getting back on ... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 10:32:22 EST DS was close to death yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372443 Good Morning, the day was going well yesterday. I get a text from my DIL. Can you contact DS b/c he is throwing up and has been all night long. Doctor changed his meds. I am at the hospital with my baby appointment. I FaceTimed DS and he answers. He is sweating and looks just awful. I say that I am calling an ambulance. He says no. MIL coming to take him to ER. <BR> I talk to him. He is lying behind the front door of his house so he can hear MIL coming. She comes and he calls me f... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:09:20 EST spend weekend in NYC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368440 good Morning; Had a wonderful walking weekend in NYC. We stayed in a location away from Time Square and walked and talked all weekend. We both needed the communication. My DH told me that this job of nearly 2 months is very demanding on him mentally and physically. He is working 12-16 hour days. He made sense to start pushing back. I thought we had an agreement, but this morning we had a complete reversal. He looked at his calendar and he has a 12 hour day today. They say that they ar... Tue, 30 May 2017 07:51:18 EST had a long talk with DS and his PTSD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366454 Good morning; DS was getting series of nasty comments from his wife who was very afraid from the situation that their baby had an irregular heart beat. DS who has PTSD is the first to take these comments as gospel. He got into a dark place. PTSD does not allow him to process information logically when it is hitting him rapidly. I have told her that he can not take screaming or yelling. DS never could even as a child. He would just shut down. So I always had to calm myself come b/4 talk... Thu, 25 May 2017 11:03:06 EST DS just called baby has an irregular heart beat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365689 Good afternoon; just got a frantic call from DS. He is trying to get to the hospital. Wife took her car to doctor appt. DS car no current registration to get on to post. Wife went to a regular doctor appt. The doctor decided to admit her to the hospital. All I know is that DS is trying to get another vehicle from MIL to get on post. DS & DlL sure do not plan for emergencies. I sure do. I am sending me prayers for the baby who is 8 month and supposed to be born in a month. <BR> The ne... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:11:49 EST high anxiety this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362597 Good Morning; I made a doctor appt with a specialist for eye ears & throat. I have never been to a specialist. I have a thyroid condition. I take medication. I feel great. Thyroid is a unique area of medicine. Few doctors are trained in this area. I just like to get a baseline from someone who knows what they are doing. The latest is that the hospital could not find the scan yesterday so the doctor is going to send a FAX to records. They do not keep records more than 1 year on a pati... Tue, 16 May 2017 08:48:47 EST Mother's Day Poem from my son http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361807 I look back at my life and I'm so thankful for you, <BR> Adoption is one thing, I was insecure, but your love stayed true, <BR> All the times I was scared when people would stare <BR> You reassured me that nobody should care, regardless of color your love was still there. <BR> You taught me to be a man of good nature, so I thank you sweet Mother you know you're my savior, soon I will be a father so thank you for teaching me who I should be modeling after. <BR> <BR> I believed in my soul tha... Sun, 14 May 2017 12:33:54 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361715 Good Morning; My DS and DIL coming for late lunch. DH gave me a card with a poem. I can tell that he is happier with his job. I got into my size 10 jeans and am wearing them now. I have been exercising almost daily. Eating clean. I am losing more inches than weight. this is normal for me. DH & I spend hours in the gardens and lawn. I was a little sore, but nothing like I used to be after heavy exercise. I am more fit than when I was in my 40's. With my DS really trying to make his m... Sun, 14 May 2017 08:41:09 EST Great workout this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359214 Good morning; DD called yesterday and asked if we were available to watch GK. DH was having problems with the lawn. He is not one who knows about lawns and how to take care of it. He was exhausted and upset about the lawn. He forgot to water it and it had problems. What I know is that my Dh has to learn from experiences in a situation. I knew this would happen. I just have to be patient either he will learn about taking care of a lawn & gardens or we will get a lawn service again. That is... Mon, 8 May 2017 09:05:52 EST Just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358772 Good morning; I am planning to work in the garden today. This weekend has been mellow. I like weekends like this. My DD had two birthday parties to go to this weekend. I remember those days. DS doing well also. But the big surprise my DH is trying hard to enjoy the weekend. I am so glad. His new job is hard, but he really likes his boss and the people around him in the new department. I am eating clean and exercising daily. Have a good day!! Sun, 7 May 2017 09:08:25 EST Kentucky Derby today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358348 Good Morning; I got into my size 10 jeans yesterday. they are a little tight so I am going to wait a little more to get some inches off. But they zipped up. I feel great. I want to explain about my neighbor -yesterday. I have known her for over 20 years. She seems like a lovely person until you get to know her. When I was caring for my disabled vet son through 2 spinal surgeries and much stress from PTSD, she was not generous with her comments at all. She would say things like I am g... Sat, 6 May 2017 08:34:33 EST nieghbor just came over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358106 good afternoon; the neighbor whose husband has Parkinson's is very stressed. She was talking a mile a minute. She was telling me that her DH has regressed more. He is going to be 69 on his next birthday. He says such childish things. Some of the things reminds me of my grand children. She on the whole has left me alone but she has been calling every one- else. Her BF said to her whatever happened to this kind person- you sound like a B..... She just wanted to vent. But all these years,... Fri, 5 May 2017 15:22:49 EST dinner with DS & DIL went great - I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355940 Good Morning. My poor DS is going to get an ear full on the way back home. My DIL just wanted to spill out with stuff her mother has done to her lately. I knew some of it but not all. <BR> Her mother is very controlling and wants control of the baby. She is assuming that she is going to retire and be the caregiver at numerous occasions, etc. DIL told her no but her mother is buying designer clothes, designer cribs etc. She is trying to persuade her daughter. Normally this would work, but... Mon, 1 May 2017 06:12:36 EST weight loss journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355544 Good Morning; I have been on the journey for 2 months. I just measured myself after 2 months. I lost 11 inches over all. I have gone from a size 12 to a size 10 in most clothes. What I have done was to be consistent with my exercise and try very hard to eat clean. People say you can not lose weight or inches with a thyroid condition. I am. I take my meds. But the real change was less stress, chronic stress was keeping me from making a good health change. I still have stress - like yester... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:38:14 EST busy day - reading to my GD class today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354672 Good Morning; I have been helping my daughter out picking up my grand kids. There has been so many activities going on this week at their daycare. Today they are going to have Spanish Festival. Her mom made a costume for her. Her class is putting on a performance in Spanish. then in the afternoon, I was asked by my grand daughter to read to her class. She picked out the book. "Duck in the Fridge" by Jeff Mack. I had bought this book for her and she loves it. She says to her class when... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:57:30 EST got on scale and lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354218 Good Morning; Amazing with less stress- your body just knows what it needs to do. I have been going to the gym 6 days a week and eating clean. I have done that before without much results, but now the stress is less. That is the key for me. I am riding the journey like I always knew I deserved. <em>244</em> I am not bragging at all b/c it is early days but stress is the factor that I could not manage well before. <em>386</em> I have been picking up my grandkids from daycare. My g... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:34:09 EST my darling DS - is learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353623 Good Morning; DS finally going to the dentist. Due to his status with his disability he has dental insurance from Tricare. the dentist office asks him for a down payment of $400 for his share of the bill. He has $3000 of work to be done. He told me all this. He is not used to paying for a dental bill. He had No cavities and perfectly straight teeth when he went into the Army. But he started smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking tons of cokes. His mouth went to He... <BR> I would discuss... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:04:31 EST talked with DS last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353217 Good Morning; for those who do not know my DS is an disabled vet with PTSD, panic attacks and high anxiety. any ways, he is going to group counseling at the VA - multiple sessions per week and it is helping him greatly. Last weekend, he had an episode where it was triggered by a person that he and he wife do not like and do not around them any more. This person just showed up and DS went into this very protective mode. He said it came on him like he was in Iraq. He b/c very intense and he... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:23:06 EST crazy weekend with lawn care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352734 Good Morning; My Dh decided to work on our sprinkler system. It needs to be adjusted since the new lawn. I wanted to hire someone. No he had to go out and find out that it is harder than he thought after actually breaking off a sprinkler head. He kept going back and forth to Home Depot. Left his business phone on top of his car b/c he was on call. He forgot about it and it flew off his roof of the car and landing in the middle of a busy street. He found it and the company is ordering h... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:09:47 EST crazy weekend with lawn care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352733 Good Morning; My Dh decided to work on our sprinkler system. It needs to be adjusted since the new lawn. I wanted to hire someone. No he had to go out and find out that it is harder than he thought after actually breaking off a sprinkler head. He kept going back and forth to Home Depot. Left his business phone on top of his car b/c he was on call. He forgot about it and it flew off his roof of the car and landing in the middle of a busy street. He found it and the company is ordering h... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:09:43 EST I am alittle sad today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352284 Good Morning; I had my grand kids over for a sleep over. It was wonderful and l love them at this age 2 1/2 and 5. We have a great time. My DD told me that she has her final interview with her alum university in a week. She wants to get this job which will mean they will move 3 hours away. It will happen fast b/c they want to get grand daughter into kindergarten this fall. <BR> SIL already has parents that live there and DD has many friends from university there. I also found out that... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:08:23 EST neighbor called http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351478 Good Morning, my neighbor who has lived with her head in the sand most of her life. Her DH was operated on yesterday. I told her to contact insurance about him staying in hospital longer. She said that she was going to do it, but she did not do it and they are releasing her DH today. He has Parkinson's and is very disoriented. She told me that he looked outside and said that the tree people are looking at him. He is on no meds, but he is really having dementia problems. She is all upset... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:16:31 EST new electric mower was delivered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351445 Good Morning; My DH decided to fire the lawn service that we have used for over 5 years. They did make a mess of our lawn when we wanted to put in grass which had become very thin. The lawn service convinced us that we need more soil. We got what we wished for with no understanding of the volume of work. DH has never been one that even liked garden work. I agreed b/c I have been trying get him distracted from his anxiety about work. He mowed the lawn in the back for the first time sinc... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:21:17 EST Movie " Lion" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346949 Good Morning; I just watched "Lion" A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. <em>247</em> lt brought tears to my eyes in parts. My children are adopted from Korea. My daughter has never wanted to know about her biological parents, but my son has. In the movie the boy who is now a man is having flash bac... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:54:59 EST Having a lovely day with grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346067 Good afternoon; we took grand kids to breakfast. Age 5 and 2 1/2 - they were surprising well behaved. 2 1/2 year old had to be reminded of use his inside voice. My grand kids came with their swim suits. It is 66 today and they wanted to go swimming. We told them not today - too cold. No sure what their thinking was. DD told me to just put the bathing suits in the bag. Once they went outside they came to the conclusion that it was too cold too. Funny kids. 2 1/2 year old taking nap so... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:23:26 EST losing inches and weight - why is that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344169 Good Morning; I have been thinking about why? I am eating right, but I have done that thousands of times. I am exercising but I have done that many many times. I am sleeping better and I have worked on this many times. I am taking care of myself like I have done before. I think the number one reason that I am more successful than usual is the stress in my life has gone down greatly. My son is handling his care with his wife and leaving me out of it. My DH has a job he likes and can man... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:47:58 EST talked to neighbor whose DH has parkinson's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343512 Good Morning; My neighbor has not been contacting me for awhile due to her being busy taking her DH to his appointments. She called yesterday. Her DH retired 5 years ago from working 42 years with a high tech company. He came home and just sat. He had no hobbies and barely moved out of the house. 3 years ago he developed Parkinson's but was only diagnosed last year. He is not even 70 yet. My neighbor told me she never thought retirement would be like this. She tells a story that she fe... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 06:22:50 EST DS came home yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339810 good afternoon; DS came home and we have a wonderful day with him. His wife did not come she was out shopping with her mother for a crib. We had a nice meal and talked much. He is really trying by taking counseling sessions and other classes. His wife and he went to coping classes. DH and I were very proud of what we saw. I gave him gifts for the baby. He was very pleased and his wife sent me a nice text. They are having problems with her side of the family. I did not offer advise an... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:53 EST just back from the gym and I had to apologize to my DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338214 Good Morning, this morning I asked him to check on his account for his gym membership. This has been going on for 2 weeks. He hates doing any accounting. I normally do it, but he has wanted to get involved now. I noticed that our credit card does not have a charge for his membership this month. I asked him nicely to check. I went off to the gym. I come back and he is off to work with 3 papers and marks all over the papers about his membership. I can guess that he is angry. He has been ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:27:12 EST Write your congressman and senators http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333755 Good Morning; Healthcare is a life and death decision for some of us and a quality of life issues for all of us. I have been watching these town hall sessions with republicans and democrats. Health care is not a political issue - it is an American issue. I heard Senator Price tell a Marine in his town hall.- You will not be covered in the next bill if it gets passed. He fought for our country but will not be helped. Senator Price says it is your choice- we can't provide for everyone. I... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:05:00 EST just got back from a great work out- high on life!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332741 Good morning; yesterday I worked in the yard to add soil to my lawn. I helped spread the soil and today I am going to be in the garden again. It was so wonderful to actually be in the soil. I remember those days when I gardened with my mother and grand mother. I never had the time b/4 I retired. Even now I not longer have a garden, but I put in flowers. Today I am going to put in bulbs and hope the squirrels do not get them. Have a wonderful day- I am high on life. <em>244</em> <... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:44:22 EST what a crazy morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331229 good morning; DH is looking for his weight watcher pants. He weights in every week with the same pants. He guards these pants like they are from Fort Knox. He did not find them. <BR> I have learned to not get involved when he is in such a turmoil. Then he wants to get on a web site where I had changed the password. He wanted me to renew all the passwords- I make the passwords really strong. DH says why would you make it like this and many other words. I am just laughing to myself. He i... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:25:21 EST Grand daughter party went great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329286 Good afternoon; DD had the party catered with food so we all have a nice meal even the parents. She also gave the parents a $5 GC for Starbucks. She said that she has learned that if you reward the parents, they will stay to help watch the kids. I thought that was brilliant. I told her she planned this well - she puts her arms around me and said that I learned from the best. <em>247</em> I ate too much of the great food this weekend so I am back on the wagon. I am doing great. It wa... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:07:57 EST DS and DIL having a girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323874 <em>79</em> Good morning; What a nice surprise from my DS! He and his wife are having a girl. I know the MIL wanted a boy b/c in Asia culture boys are a big deal. DS was so protective and had a very nice conversation. I am glad for them. I went to the gym this morning. GD is now 5 today. I wished her a HB and she will have a big party this weekend with her friends. She is so sweet. I got a photo from her already this morning. I am taking her for a high tea this month. I told her t... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:10:49 EST lost weight and inches!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321312 good morning; I have really increased my exercise this week. I went to the gym 6 days and today I will be raking leaves most of the afternoon. I have not been successful in the past. I would use stress to overeat. But this week has been stressful, but I exercised, ate clean and knew the stress was not created by me so I departmentalized it. Dieting is not enough for me - I really have to up my exercise. If I take one day at a time, I do not overwhelm myself. My DH has found a job with... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:21:23 EST 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