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/ woke up this morning with a legal response to DS's ex http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743252 Good Morning; I got up early to go to the gym b/c I have some errands to run this morning. Well after I opened my email, there was a legal document for us to review and then a conference call today. I have to rearrange my schedule again for DS. <BR> I know this is needed for me to be involved with this case b/c DS does not always know what to ask. <em>220</em> I hope we can get things done today and off to ex. <BR> The lawyer is good and has laid out what DS needs. I hope this can b... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:40:25 EST Had good week overall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741981 Good morning- Had some stress but b/c I have exercised nearly every day I do not feel so drained. Had 2 VA appts with DS. One was very beneficial and the other was not needed. I still think we learned much from the appt, but some how the appt was made for physical therapy but there was no orders for the appt. The therapist talked to DS and we got a pair of forearm crutches. We asked for water therapy but he said that DS would have to go to another VA. So to me last week was a succes... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:17:42 EST got my exercise in already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739922 Good Morning; conference call with lawyer confusing. There is no way they can understand the entire picture in such a short time. I have to turn it over. As my DH keeps saying it is not our problem but our DS. <em>247</em> I have to remember to keep me first with my exercise and my tracking of food. All of this is stressful, I was unable to sleep much last night. I got on the scale and I am my lowest in many years. The is the same weight I have been trying to lose for about a d... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:06:33 EST Got up very early to go to gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738728 Good afternoon; the situation with DS and his ex has been weighing on me. I got on the web and found a lawyer. we are getting a free consultation via phone b/c baby is out of state. The lawyer was very nice. She is going to lay out the pros and cons of the all scenarios. DS will have to decide. Ex says she does not want child support, but wants medical insurance. Depending on the scenario, there will be a fee. Pro-Bono lawyers are full and have a waiting list. DS has to response by... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:55:43 EST Went to gym this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737987 Good afternoon-waiting to watch the World Cup. Today is a day to get little stuff in the house done. I wanted to get my exercise out of the way. I was at the gym very early while it was still cool. DS <em>243</em> decided to go for a walk early instead of going to the gym. I am calling a lawyer tomorrow and hopefully I can get an appt very soon. <BR> DS has to response back to this paperwork he was served. We also have some appts for the VA this week. One of them is still in the are... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:53:09 EST Have a wonderful weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737465 Good evening; DS went back to his house. DH & I are having a wonderful weekend. <BR> Initially, I was upset DH went to WW and lost 4.2 pounds in one week again. <BR> I had to say some prayers. I know men lose weight faster, but I am doing good, but my weight loss is about 1 lb a week. Sometimes not even 1 lb. Oh well, I am moving forward. We are eating clean and exercising. It is nice to have a partner that is succeeding. Any ways, I have to learn not to compare. We have different bo... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:03:57 EST If it is not one thing, it is the other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736588 Good Morning; Good news is that the medications that DS has been given has allowed him to actually get some sleep. He is very sleepy on the medication until it finishes loading. This week he is at home b/c he needs to be monitored. His doctor said that this may be a month process. Some how he needs to see a lawyer for this legal case about his daughter. I went to my counselor and talked with her about what is happening. She says your DS does not get a break and either do you. She says... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:17:24 EST Even though life is complicated- there is positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735850 Good Morning; Had an episode with DS yesterday. He had a doctor appt. He was afraid that this doctor did not understand him. He wanted me to go with him. I knew that at some point; DS must go through the door alone. I have many scheduled events and appts this summer and fall I can not always stop and cancel. I am much happier when I have a personal life independent of being a caretaker. I feel at my age it is my time to put me first. I told DS that I had an appt I could not change. H... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:51:20 EST Had wonderful weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733780 Good Morning; I had planned this past weekend for my DH's birthday. I took him to a ball game of his favorite team. We walked every where and actually ate very well. <BR> I tracked both food and exercise. I got in 16,000 steps during the day. I came back and actually lost weight. I am learning to enjoy myself but to keep portions in moderation with exercise. I used to just eat whatever I wanted with no restraint. It was just for volume. This journey with food and exercise is a balanc... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:51:40 EST Have a wonderful 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731199 Good Morning; I am well rested. Today might be a tense day- DS is being served papers from ex about his daughter. She wants to take away his rights. DS is so tired of her harassment. DS is very uptight and will seek a lawyer. Luckily he is being served in a town where the police are well aware of what some women can do to soldiers. they told DS where to contact a lawyer who helps soldiers. I just hope the lawyer is not on vacation. Ex says she is getting married and doesn't want DS a ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:52:03 EST Having a good day !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729844 Good day; since I have been back from California, I have been going to the gym daily. I have also been eating well. trying very hard to focus on me. Went to VA appt with mixed feelings. DS insisted that I was involved in the discussion of his back for his claim. The doctor was very abrupt and asking questions of DS with a very fast pace like she was checking her watch. I interrupted her on numerous occasions and told her to slow down and wait for a response. DS has to think about t... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:36:58 EST I am trying to figure out DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728581 Good evening; I am still on track with food and exercise. Even though I got in late last night from SF and seeing my DD. I went to the gym today. I am sore from moving DD's stuff from last week. DH is being very strange. He has already eaten a whole watermelon and a huge bag of grapes today. On WW, fruit is free points. I do not agree with that but it is beside the point. I have asked him what is going on. He insists he is not overeating. Quite frankly, I am very tired today and j... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:27:16 EST Well I am on my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727694 Good Morning; it was really hard this week to keep my mouth shut when remarks were made. I know my DD to be kind and caring. But being pregnant with a 2 year old and husband out of town, she was a different beast. I know it is hormones- but after 7 days of Oh, Mom this and oh mom that I thought I was in another universe. Her diet was awful- I had to fight to stay on track every meal or snack. I would go out and get my food. She was upset about that. I kept telling her it was my healt... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:20:25 EST Visit almost over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727199 Good afternoon; DD has been having wide mood swings. I have gotten used to them since the trip is almost over. We were working in the room preparing a shelf for the baby. She looks over at me - go downstairs - you are staring at me. You are freaking me out. I patiently say that is fine sweetie. I will be downstairs if you need me. <BR> She is taking a nap- I hope. I am supposed to come back in August. SIL is going out of town again. DH says why don't you stay home this time. I am d... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:59:59 EST Boy am I burning calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726564 Good afternoon; DD must be nesting- I have done 4 loads of laundry. Then we moved 2 book shelves. I moved all the books. She insisted she help me move the shelves themselves upstairs. She is getting ready for baby who is due middle of September. She told me that Baby could come as early as end of August and still be considered full term. I will sleep good tonight. Been eating very well and exercising by walking but today I have been going up and down stairs so much. all of it is goo... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:28:15 EST Tough night with GD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724886 Good Morning- GD out of sorts- misses dad. DD so overtired. GD would not go down for bed. DD did not want my help. She said that she can do it. I knew she was exhausted - 7 months along, but she is stubborn. <em>24</em> I just went and read a book. It took two hours to get GD settled. This morning DD left for her commute and she looked exhausted. I did not say too much b/c I think I would have gotten a smart remark back. GD got up very slowing like she was trying to judge if she s... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:47:21 EST Subbing for SIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724242 Good afternoon; In California visiting. SIL is out of town. My DD is so relieved that I am here. GD is a hand full. She is so active. Mom is huge with baby. She does not complain. she went off to commute this morning on train to SF. She can not ride her bike to train any more too big. I am now going to sub for SIL at GD daycare this week. did not expect that but I am going to love it. The day care worker said this morning - I will bet you were told to come to California for travel... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:32:03 EST What a difference a day makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719727 Good Morning; I got feedback from DS. He went to his appt. The doctor was receptive to his needs. He was positive and is now talking to me. I told him that was great. He has to find his own counselor. Doctor gave him options in his area. DS is so stubborn. My PTSD counselor told me he needs to own his recovery. There is VETs group counseling which is free up there. <BR> Who knew. I told him that he has options now that he found out on his own. It was a successful day. <em>22... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:40:00 EST got a wonderful call from DD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719294 good afternoon; what a surprise. DD is coming home with her son this fall. she has to take an engineering test to maintain her certification. She has to fly in and take the test. Her son who is not born yet will have to come b/c she will be breast feeding. What a surprise and something to look forward too. Did not get a good talk on Skype for father's day - her internet was not functioning well. We got audio but not video. Oh well. DS going to an appt today - so I hope I get som... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:41:28 EST father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718407 Good Morning; DH wanted a low key day and he has it. We are waiting for a skype from DD and GD. DH is getting impatient. I have decided to leave him alone. I am packing for a trip to see DD to stay with while SIL is out of town. I am really looking forward to it. DD is beginning her last trimester. DH is gone really radical in exercising to lose weight. He is doing WW. I can not believe what he eats and still loses weight. I have told him to stop the boasting- I do not lose that... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:39:05 EST Took a stand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717327 Good afternoon: I just came back from the gym. Found all these texts from DS about some appts in Killeen. I told him that I am not coming to Killeen any more. You are to manage your own appts up there. When I went up there - he and I had words. He has been anxious to clear the air. DH & I talked. I asked him what does he want for Father's Day. A weekend alone without DS's problems and his hyper dog. He proceeded to tell DS. Son your mom and I want and need a weekend by ourselv... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:17:07 EST Being working program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716447 Good morning; DS has had multiple appts this week. It is exhausting. DS and I had words. He does not like me taking him to his appts. I told him that is fine with me. So as far as I know he is totally in charge of his care. He gets like this when he does not want me taking him for his appts even though he asked. I told him that he is to keep his appts and manage his care. He does not always appreciate what his parents do for him. Now he will learn. I am glad that I get my schedul... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:19:42 EST Taking care of oneself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714748 Good Morning; the past weekend was very difficult for me to maneuver through my family and take care of myself. DS was having issues as he has had in the past. But I made it a point to meditate and also go to the gym. Even yesterday I had challenge to my day with a very stubborn DS and his appointments. I still went to the gym. I had gotten frustrated, but I did track all food and get exercise in. I will be traveling this summer for various family commitments. I just sent an email t... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:52:54 EST what a day yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709606 Good Morning; yesterday we finally found a counselor that can help my DS. <BR> It was difficult to get an appt b/c she is really booked. But we finally got there, this counselor came out to talk with me. this is a first. DS told her his story. He told me that I am going to be honest with her on every level. He told her that he can not get any doctor that we have seen to give him pain meds. She gave him a series of measurements and said that his anxiety is off the charts. He told her how th... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:58:58 EST I got a response from my letter to the President http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706656 Good Morning: I got a phone call yesterday - I was asked are you ... who wrote a letter to the president. I said yes I am. We talked for 45 minutes. He asked to talk with DS. We now have an appt for VA next week. I am not sure what will happen. It sure has given DS a boost in his morale. I am old enough to just want to wait and see if anything happens. So next week is going to be a busy week with DS. I have to plan my exercise around this new schedule. This is why I need to reall... Fri, 30 May 2014 09:28:00 EST Weekend thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701386 Good Morning- this is a difficult weekend for many who have lost loved ones during our nations wars or conflicts. DS came home and said he was sad for battle buddies he had lost in Iraq. He said to remember the ones who came home and died due to car accidents and or self inflicted due to trauma of war side effects. My counselor gave me some insight - your son has had both trauma in Iraq but also what is happening to him since he came home. She feels that DS is making progress even though... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:16:26 EST I just decided to send this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700603 I went on the White House website and sent this email: <BR> I am the mother of a now 24 yr old Iraqi vet with a major disability. Long story - you need to hire more people to get their claims cranked out. My son like others cannot wait years. My son has panic attacks, PTSD & 2 back operations which has left him with crutches- he is losing feeling in his hands and left side of his body has lost feelings. He says he never thought if he fought for his country that he would come home and be tre... Thu, 22 May 2014 09:25:07 EST Feeling much better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700574 Good Morning; I am going to see my counselor today. She helps me deal with my DS. <BR> My DH and I had words b/c he comes home from work after a hard day and does not want to talk about DS. I am turning off my phone when DS gets in these moods. <BR> I can not be so available to him through texts or calls. <em>243</em> He drains my positive mood and energy. I feel helpless. Last week, he has an appt for a counselor. I drove all the way to take him b/c he was worried about panic attac... Thu, 22 May 2014 08:56:27 EST boy do I get tired of my DS whining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700086 Good afternoon; <BR> I just had a phone conversation. It was all about money. <BR> He has to wait another week until his check comes in which is not much. <BR> <BR> I agree he has not been given a break, but a kid like that can make a parent want to put their house up for sale and move out of state and change their phone number, when he starts this self pity stuff. <BR> <BR> His Ex is not coming to Texas - she has a good job with a casio - making good money if you can believe that. I ho... Wed, 21 May 2014 14:40:09 EST today is going to be a tough day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697546 Good Morning; DH is going to go through colonoscopy prep. He is not in a good mood. <BR> I am going to the gym today. I need to stay positive and upbeat. DH can make my day turn sour when he is in his moods. I understand that it is not a fun day for him. I have had my own experience with colonoscopy prep. Oh well this will pass. I am going to keep busy and in a more positive mood than he is right now. Have a good day!! <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 18 May 2014 09:38:57 EST Movie - Million dollar arm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696544 Good afternoon; Worked very hard getting house back in order yesterday after Dd and GD left. I decided to go see a movie which I wanted to see. DH was not interested so I decided to go for a treat. Have been tracking food and exercising. I took my lunch food with me to the show. I ate my meal at the show with water. <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> I have been trying very hard to drink more water. Real tired today. I think I will take a nice bath lat... Fri, 16 May 2014 16:59:33 EST Getting so many steps with taking care of my GD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694342 Good Morning; it is easy to get 10,000 steps with a two year old around. She has been great to have here. she is going home soon. I am going to miss her. She has learned from her parents that walking is a good time <em>104</em> Dh loves coming home from work to see a smiling little girl. I have been eating well and tracking while she is here. <em>311</em> tomorrow my DS is going to start with a new counselor. Have a good day!!! Tue, 13 May 2014 17:32:46 EST Happy Mother's Day to everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692476 Good Morning! What a dream come true! I have my daughter here with her daughter. My son arrived yesterday too. He was a bit shy seeing his sister. My DH and I talked to him. Son, you can not be alone so much. You need to come here when you get in these dark moods. I talked with him about watching his budget. <BR> We talked about his child. His ex is not coming and she has a new job in a casino. She wants him to give up custody of his child again. He says his life is such a mess. S... Sun, 11 May 2014 08:42:24 EST Good news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690294 good Morning; DS went to the doctor and he does not have cancer as far as DS told me. He has an esophagus hernia. He was given medication. I do not know all the details - DS is not much of a talker on the phone. I asked him does this mean surgery - he says no. Do you have to go on a special diet - he says I do not know. I asks <BR> him other questions and he did not know. <em>213</em> What I do know is that I heard relieve in his voice. The throwing up he has been doing -could ... Thu, 8 May 2014 07:33:30 EST just spoke to DS - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689824 Good Afternoon; DS wants to go to doctor alone. It is stubbornness or male ego. <BR> He says he will go. I am letting go and going to the gym. All ready for DD and GD to come. got on scale this morning and lost. I feel strong. <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> I can not fault my DS and his stubbornness. My PTSD counselor told me that vets with stubbornness and a fighting spirit - succeed more than others. She likes the fact that DS is going to his doct... Wed, 7 May 2014 13:23:55 EST Oh My what a night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688809 Good Morning; My DS called around midnight. He finally got his Rx from doctor. He took the Rx a couple hours before. He called and his legs stiffen up like he has huge charlie horses in his legs. He says his legs felt like stone. He yells mom oh my G. He was given ciprofloxacin. <BR> He knew he had an infection but nothing else. In my son's case- he has such bad memory since coming back from Iraq. I looked on the web and this is a super duper antibiotic. DS says he is going to call ... Tue, 6 May 2014 09:56:22 EST Having a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687399 good day; <BR> Been burning calories all day. Really giving my home a deep cleaning with GD and DD coming. I am going up and down the stairs constantly all day long. I will deliberately go up and down the stairs. I am eating well. I am also tracking. I have found that I am increasing my water drinking. I have stopped for the night. Going to have a soak bath bc I know I might have some tight muscles tomorrow. Have not heard from DS this weekend. this is why I am getting so much done.... Sun, 4 May 2014 18:54:46 EST watching Kentucky derby and on exercise bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686569 Good afternoon; The family has left me alone to watch my favorite race. I sent DH to our local museum who has a WWII vet speaking. DS did not come down. He did call the doctor but do not tell me the results if he even knows results. DS said he can handle it. So I have let go, I have to get the house ready for GD coming. I bought a inflatable travel bed for her. She will not get back into a crib which I have. She will tell you- she is a big girl. DD is going to have a boy for the se... Sat, 3 May 2014 15:46:06 EST Feeling guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685524 Good Morning; I did not sleep well. DS sent text last night- he is really anxious about calling the doctor about his tests. He wanted to come home. I told him that I have much to do with DD coming with GD. I then started reading & finished the new James Patterson book where the hero of the book is dying of cancer and just wants to go home. I then thought that is DS. He thinks he has cancer. <em>234</em> Both DH & I sent a text for him to come home and we can be on speaker phone wh... Fri, 2 May 2014 07:30:34 EST some good news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683952 Good Morning; DD coming and bringing GD. We are so excited. DS has actually called counselor himself. DH had applied for a new job inside the company. They actually want him and are willing to escalate to get a release date. <em>104</em> We still have not heard from DS's doctor about the mass or dark area from Barium test to see what the area is at the end of DS's esophagus. DS is worried. He thinks it is cancer b/c he gets on the internet and reads. I told him to call the docto... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:19:07 EST good day ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681729 good day; I have been tracking my food and exercise. Today I went to gym and then came home and did my exercise bike. DH is out walking. He is in a quiet mood and that is ok. I like it that I do not need to be involved with what DH is doing all the time. I like to do my own thing. I hope this is a sign that DH is becoming more independent. <BR> <em>247</em> DD called last night. She has an account near us and may becoming home to see the account and bring my GD. She will know mo... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:18:02 EST Just had a 30 min conversation with DS on phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678875 Good evening; DS plate is full. He talked reasonably & intelligently with me. <BR> doctor found out that he has a "mass" or something at the end of his esophagus. Doctor said he was going to call him next week with more details about blood work, etc. He says his BM now has white in them. I think that is his liver. I had something like that coming back from India. My doctor told me to wait for 2 months and see if it clears up. He was going to do a GI series- if not. <BR> <em>234<... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:45:01 EST got DS up via cell phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676898 good morning; DS has a hard time getting up in the morning. This morning I can not get to Killeen bc of my own appts. DS is to have a Fluoroscopy of his upper GI trait. I told him to call me when he gets to the doctor. I hope he gets there for the tests. <BR> DS has been having some wierd stuff happening to him. <em>234</em> I am under pressure to get him up and commit to go. I am 75 miles away. Today I could not go. <BR> He makes these appts and does not take my schedule into ac... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:07:17 EST just got back from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673421 Good Morning; Grand daughter had a cold and going through the 2 year tantrums. But when parents would leave me alone with Addy - no tantrums. The weather was great and I walked much. I loved to have a sit down and talk with my daughter but not much of a chance this weekend. She is one busy mom. SIL can be a jerk. Oh well. <em>247</em> Now DS is giving me trouble. As I was getting off plane, he started texting me for money. I did not respond right away, but I was mad. He just h... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:18:15 EST I was mean today to DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668429 good afternoon; B/w my DS and DH, I need a break. Today, my Dh has been bananas over this other job, he is trying to get. He came home to work at home. I am thinking omg! I have to finalize our taxes and he is home. I asked him what is up and he gets all mad at me- questioning him why he is home. I know exactly why he is home. He is tied to my apron strings during this time. Any way he went upstairs and I decided to finish a puzzle he was working on for stress. I figured that I wa... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:29:09 EST Having a relaxing morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665609 Good Morning; for the past two days -DS was here. He went back home. It is nice to have DS visit b/c of all his problems I get stressed as does DH but we have to keep it in check when dealing with DS. DS has his dog who is a year old and gets very excited with other people around. Also found out that DS told us that his ex is coming back with his daughter. They are going to co-parent his daughter living at his home. He tells us that he made the decision and he did not want to hear our ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:58:00 EST Update on DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662352 good Morning! Up very early due to having to take DH to dealer for car recall. <BR> DS has found a doctor that says his pain could be from many other factors- he ordered a brain scan and an upper back and neck MRI. I give DS a list of my availability dates where I can be with him. He did chose one of the dates and the other one is one where I am leaving to see DD. Oh well, 50% is better than none. Now DH is giving me grief, I have a commitment to taxes this morning. Dh sometimes thi... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:09:07 EST DH & I went away this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660752 Good Morning; Dh and I had a great time, but on the way home he got super moody and quiet. It was kind of like going back to school after Spring break. I enjoyed getting away and enjoying the shore. It was a very short week, but had some good seafood. <em>224</em> I bought an exercise bike for us during a good sale. I am trying to encourage my DH to move more. He just comes home from work and lays on couch and watches TV. <BR> I go to the gym and walk, but he has not been going to the... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:47:18 EST Dh came home from business trip in good mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658563 Good Morning; I have not seen my DH in a good mood in over a month. He found out this other department wants to hire him but just needs a release date. I am one to not to count your chickens b/4 they hatch. So I do not believe it until it actually happens. DS stayed at his home all week so I got 4 days of peace. I really needed it. <BR> I just needed down time without the two men in my life pulling at me by my arms. <BR> DS had his spinal shots yesterday. I hope things get better ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:16:27 EST DS is having spinal shot today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657740 good Morning; I wish we both have known what treatment DS is getting. He is 75 miles away. His medical doctor sends him to pain management. DS did not know he was having spinal shots today. <em>198</em> He had them in the Army but he only got 3 days of relief with the shots. He was told you can not keep having them. <BR> Not sure what is going on and now I know he does not either. I pray he gets some relief but from past history they did not do much. His ex maybe coming back with bab... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:37:30 EST