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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 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