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/ 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 every day I look for hope for my DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656112 Good Morning; My DS is self destructing again. This time it is his partner with the tattoos. They had a falling out. DS told us that he never understood that I have special circumstances. His daughter's birthday was this past weekend and he was super depressed. We brought him his stuff he had in storage b/c he now has a garage. My DH was not pleased to be doing this and DS got upset when remarks were made. DH is not the most diplomatic at times. DH is still worrying about his job ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:31:12 EST DH working at home today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653091 Good Morning; I slept better last night due to medicine I took. I am up and feeling <BR> alittle better today. DH is giving me updates of what is going on at his office. I went to my counselor yesterday and discussed my DH. He is going through the change in life and the same time trying to change his job. She asked me Does he feel like your partner or your oldest teenage son. I said the latter. She says what are you doing for yourself. I told her up until this cold - sinus or aller... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:57:16 EST I am Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652307 Good Morning; Not sure what is going on- but I have a sore throat from drainage and a tickle that makes me cough. I have a headache this morning. I never get sick, but this might be from all the stress lately. I did not sleep well. I sure need to get well bc going to see DD next month. I sent a package to DS's ex for his daughter's birthday. Ex got the baby to a photographer and had pictures made. I think they are lovely but how can she afford this. I think it was nice for her to do t... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:31:04 EST The difference a day makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651656 Good afternoon; Yesterday - no internet and a frustrated DH trying to fix it. But he finally got it working with a little help from me to call provider. He kept saying that he knew how to fix it. But after 5 pm; he called and it was up in 15 mins. I went to the gym this morning, had a wonderful conversation from DD and DH calmer today. I still have a neighbor coming over for tea, but things going well. I am in a positive mood. Every one have a good day. We have sun today!! <BR> ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:37:17 EST Having a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650118 Good afternoon; I am getting many chores done that I have put off. I am tracking my exercise and food. It takes such a burden off one's self when I track. Now I have to tackle our taxes. I have rearranged the furniture which I have wanted to do for sometime. I think with all the crazy weather I just could not get into the swing of things. It is warming up and sunny. <em>67</em> I suggested that DH needs to get back to the gym and he is going again. Exercise helps with my mood. Ha... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:19:37 EST Having an ify morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649063 Good Morning; Dh had a bad day of extreme moodiness yesterday. He got call from work which got him upset. This produced a real unenjoyable day. I stayed on my program and did not overeat. <em>234</em> Today, he is better but not at his best. I told him to go to a book store which he loves to spend hours. I have many chores to do and will try to just do my thing and hopefully he will get out of this funk. Have a good day. <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:26:21 EST Today I am back to my old self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648290 Good Morning; this past week has been very intense at times. DS was so anxious b/4 each interview for re-elevation of his VA claim. DS spent nearly a week with us and I was able to cope for the first half but I had a few slips with food. l also had my DH who was stressful due to his job issues and then my tooth - I am still wearing a retainer with a fake tooth so the hole does not show when I talk. I can handle my DH and the tooth, but all three is too much. I have been back for the ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:53:22 EST meeting went well yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646710 Good Morning; I took DS to get evaluated for anxiety and PTSD. The person had a PHD in all sorts of therapy and malpractice and fraud in claims. The guy had actually read DS records in the Army and VA <em>220</em> . I was not in the room. But I got an assessment from DS. He looked really traumatizes after the meeting. But he got results- DS had a full blown panic attack in front of the evaluator. When DS has one, he isolates himself b/c he is afraid it will happen again. DS was writt... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:01:15 EST When you think you have so much stress you are not alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646006 Good Morning; Yesterday, I got a call from my GF out east. Her 95 old father burn down his home accidental. He is now living with her. She is about to go on another drug trial for Hep C. She is so stressed. She is supposed to be calm for the drug trials. <em>220</em> Soon I will be waking DS to go for his re-evaluations. I pray things go well. I have head phones for him to wear and listen to his music. I have my IPAD and a book - everything I need to wait. I have been meditatin... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:46:21 EST starting all over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645101 good Morning, DS is acting out with his anxiety. He gets on itunes and purchases music he can not afford. He actually is better and does not pound walls. But all this PTSD stuff, he is just an intense confused anxious person again. He left yesterday calm b/c we talked. He is so fragile and anything can tip him over. I have been trying to get him back in counseling- got a counselor in Killeen. He has not wanted to go all over again and relive these feelings. I have called his VA soci... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:13 EST Very emotional weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644734 Good Evening; This weekend We had to help DS fill out paperwork about PTSD for his claim. <BR> He had to list his experiences in Iraq. DS had such a hard time with all the memories. Quite often he had to quit and take a break. The forms are confusing. We are not finished but DS is not emotionally capable to relive it all. <em>234</em> Memories are still too raw. I was thinking that DS needs an advocate other than his parents. DS does not like parents to read his medical records to... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:09:03 EST How to convince a person that they need to be grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642805 Good Morning; My DH has been down in the dumps for about 3 weeks about his job. <BR> I told him again last night, he has so much to be grateful for. He does not see it. <BR> He says he sees it but his actions show me that he is not. When he gets like this, I just want to go somewhere away from him. I do not but it is very taxing on me and my program. I sent him to Weight watchers this morning because I am so tired of him eating crap again and gaining weight. He left like a little boy ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:33:15 EST Had dental surgery yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639205 Good Morning; I am feeling much better this morning. the bleeding has almost stopped. I slept as soon as I came home. DH was a real support helping me yesterday. I am a very independent person but yesterday he knew to just help and not wait for me to ask. <em>104</em> I have pain meds but I do not like taking them so I take Alieve instead and they are doing fine. My glucose is much higher today then yesterday- only difference is the pain med that oral surgeon told me to take the fir... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 06:47:24 EST lots of rain - most of week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636023 Good Morning, I see the sun coming out. I do have rain gear. All sorts of transportation issues and delays for the last couple of days. Still expecting much rain. Been getting in my exercise through walking- the gym is very small and full all the times I have tried to get in. Today is a good day and good morning. Convention is ending early so we are going for a walk b/4 dinner. Have a good day!!! <BR> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:26:26 EST Just got back from a nearly 10,000 step walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633368 Good Morning; DH and I walked to breakfast and then walked to Starbucks, nearly 10,000 step round trip. I will do this again on the way to dinner this evening. We had decided to walk every where. The weather is cool and fabulous. Tomorrow a storm is coming in -we might have to make different plans. Eating clean and good attitude. Every one have a good day!! <em>67</em> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:11:08 EST Have a wonderful morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632418 Good Morning; spend the weekend with DD and GD. What a wonderful little person that my granddaughter is becoming. She is talking so much and repeats even complicated words and phrases. DD is feeling poorly with her pregnancy. She says she had forgotten what the first trimester is like. <em>234</em> DD is a real trooper even when not feeling well. Weather is lovely. yesterday we walked about 5 miles. Making good choices with food even when I have to really think about what is on... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:59:51 EST Having a relaxing day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629216 Good afternoon; Dh is on his way home from a business trip. He called and he is very tired. Had to get up very early to catch plane. He has much work to do this afternoon; I hope he ate cleanly this trip. If he has not, I have to be careful. I have good food in the house. So I hope this day and evening goes well. Have a good day!! <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:32:28 EST Through all this inconvenience there is positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628169 Good Morning; I am under orders from my dentist to wear this brace that I put on top of my front teeth which also has a tooth attached b/c I am now missing a tooth in my front. The crown was not able to be put back on. It is a pain, but I take the brace off to eat and then I have to brush everything and clean the brace then put it back on. The result is that I am eating less. <em>224</em> I eat now to nourish my body. If I have a thought to eat a snack, it is too much trouble to eat ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:47:16 EST Oh my - another plan changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627166 Good Morning; Yesterday was a unplanned day and it continues into today and beyond. Dentist found out that crown is no longer supported by root. I was sent to an oral surgeon. He wanted to do surgery immediately. I did not feel comfortable with the timing. I was not in pain, but seeing DD very soon and did not want to change plans there. I would rather to be close to dentists in case there is complications. Dentist got upset with me, but I held my ground and am going to get a tempora... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:07:53 EST I love to make plans, but oops another hiccup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626234 Good Morning; my crown fell out last night. So I have to rearrange my plans. <BR> Got good news. DS moved. He sounded proud. I told him good job. He got his battle buddies to help him. DH & I are not involved. I have learned that I do not answer phone right away. I do not text immediately. I wait and let him understand that DH & I have a life. Even though DH is having job problems, he is the one I want to spend my energy. I still think DH is going through the change. He is so ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:09:53 EST Some success with Army http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623370 Good evening. I have been trying to get my DS's medical records. I just got back from Fort hood. It has taken me six months to get them calling regularly. Had a long talk with DS. His Ex is causing problems again. She is mentally ill. DS thought she was being nice to him, but she asked him if they could get back together. He said that he wanted to co-parent with her for his daughter, but not to get back together with her. She has been calling him names and telling him that he will... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:06:31 EST What are you doing for Valentine's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621263 Good Morning; DH & I have been working on our relationship. We have had our ups and downs due to stress from his job and DS. This Valentine's Day we are having a lovely dinner at home. DH writes me a poem and reads it to me. DH is a romantic but with the stress from DS - DH has been frustrated. DS is not calling us as much. He called last night and talked for a very short time. I have not seen his eyeballs in many weeks. I need to see his face to actually see how he is doing. I told... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:09:01 EST Sleep is wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616756 Good Morning; since talking to DS - I worry, but then I remember that worrying does not do anything except hurt my health and it also steals away my positive mood. <BR> Has any one heard of a group who takes 100,000 vets each year and does all kinds of testing to see what is wrong with these vets - I have heard years ago something about this group, but I cannot find anything on the web. They did this with agent orange and now they are doing it with depleted uranium. <em>220</em> I have ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:14:00 EST yesterday I had a good conversation over the phone with DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615858 Good morning; my ds called and we talked for about 45 minutes. He is telling me that he has bleeding gums, he is now down to 130+ lbs. When he was in Iraq he was 180 lb of pure muscle. He has no appetite. He wants to see his daughter badly. <BR> At this point, I do not know what is true or manipulation. I listen and do not commit anything. I tell him to make the calls to VA for appts. I will go with him but he has to do the ground work. He has to make the phone calls and set up... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:44:00 EST We held our ground, so far it is working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612928 Good morning; We have won a victory. DS wanted us to move him again or even move back into house. Both DH and I stayed strong, I had to warn DH what to say so we are sending the same message. Sometimes if DS gets to DH first, DH can send the wrong message. We told him to stay in his current apt and use the next two months to find some place cheaper and organize someone to move his furniture b/c mom and dad are too old to carry heavy furniture. He needs to call in his markers. He has help... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 10:37:58 EST DS just surfaced after a week- I have been waiting for the other shoe to fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611258 Good afternoon, My Christmas present from my Dh is now being done. Veterans Auto Detail on the web. They are veterans that detail your cars, trucks, etc. We try to use veterans where ever possible. They are doing my car now. DS sends me a text that his landlord is forcing him out of his apt. It is a long story. I have been working with my counselor b/c I knew this day would happen. You see as a teenager he was this kid that would not ask that he wanted something until it was the last... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:34:42 EST Setting boundaries and letting go can be painful for the other person http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608094 Good Morning; Another ice storm hits our area. Everything is a stand still - schools closed. I am enjoying the morning. Last night another evening with drama. Ex giving DS a hard time. He starts texting to me. I do not answer b/c I am getting tired of all the drama- same old stuff. He calls the home phone. DH answers - we get an earful that we are not respecting him by not listening to him. DS is really mad at his ex, but he is venting with us. DH says to DS do not call back unless... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:43:16 EST sleeping well is the gold of life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606011 good Morning: when I put myself first, I can relax and focus on me. Last night we had some drama. DS ex said late at night that my son's baby was sick and she needed money immediately for medicine. My DS was alarmed and asked how do you get money to her this late. I told her I did not know. I turned it over to DS. I felt that this will always be a problem. Ex is vicious, lies and we are far away- not sure what the truth is. I felt that it is his daughter. He needs to learn how to h... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:12:34 EST took my vitals and they are excellent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605091 good Morning; I have been fighting with getting my glucose in check and BP. <BR> they never were in the dangerous levels, but higher than I am used too. I have watched my carbs, but the big change I got off coffee and only drink tea. I found this out years ago, but I forgot. I just started this over the holidays. Now I am seeing the results and I also feel when I travel I am making better food choices, less stress with ds out of the house, DH has accepted his job as it is and tries not to... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:16:51 EST city is iced over this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604227 Good Morning; It rained yesterday and then the weather got in the 20's so the roads are all iced over. DH is coming in from a business trip. Where he is - the weather is a mess. It took this morning 3 hours to get to airport when it is a 45 mins usually. <BR> He is coming in early. The TV stations are telling every one to stay off roads until this afternoon. They are hoping it will warm up so it will melt the ice. <em>247</em> I have some special news to announce. I am going to be a... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:53:46 EST MIL in hospital again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603134 Good Morning; we got word last night. Mil is in hospital again. She is 88 yrs old. <BR> she has mast cell histamine disease. She has to be careful of what she eats. She is fragile in her health. When do you say enough is enough. She had a polyp in her colon. It was quite large. She had a colonoscopy and took the salt pills to cleanse her colon. This made her dehydrated. This caussed an attack. She has to constantly drink. But on the last year, due to her age and FIL age, it can be l... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:03:43 EST Just got back from seeing In-laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601346 Good afternoon, what an ordeal on the flight a 5 hour delay due to mechanic problems in previous plane. We finally got to Minneapolis at midnight. 7 degrees. <BR> got to hotel room and just crashed. Woke up to new snow of 5 inches on the ground. Get to MIL house, FIL was there saw us but continued to watch TV (89) said nothing to us. I asked DH where is your mother. We went searching the house. Finally asked FIL where is mom. He says in the hospital since thursday. He says she is co... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:35:14 EST Putting myself first has paid off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596765 Good Morning; My body is changing. With all the exercise and eating good food, my body is changing. I put on a pair of jeans and WOW! I have lost 2 pants size from this long journey. But I have putting myself first and letting go of DS, I have found with less stress - I have more success. I know in theory that this was true, but now I know in real time. I am losing more inches than weight and I do not care. I used to be obsessed with the scale and now I am not. I go by how I feel ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:19:41 EST feeling much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593419 Good Morning; I went to the gym yesterday and on the treadmill got rid of the funk. I have not had such a funk that lasted so long all weekend. I am back. I have much to do this morning, but am committed to go to gym today. My DH and I have been doing quite well with communication. DD sent me a photo that Addy wanted to get on her potty. She tells her mom when to change her diaper - she does not like the feel any more. But she has not connected how to use her potty yet. she is not e... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:39:40 EST Being judgemental http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592316 Good Morning; I have a long time Gf that knows much about my life and my kids. <BR> Last night she called we talked over 60 mins. She wants the best for DS, but last night she was so judgemental. " I thought he would have it together by now." "He has to do the right thing about spending money. budgeting ..... you name it she gave her advise." she has a battle with Hep C and just got word that she has to go for treatment again. I did not say much last night to her. but last night I woke ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:56:13 EST Do I believe on prayers - I needed some alone time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591079 Good Morning, I should be grateful; my Dh has been always around Friday, Saturday up until just now. I like to read and be quiet. He has been watching football games non-stop. I go to another part of the house and he says where did you go. He likes me to watch TV with him. After I took a shower, I said some prayers. I need some time alone this weekend. I love being alone. I have learned to love this time to do whatever I want and just enjoy the quiet. DH announced that he wants to ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:29:49 EST What a day, but I did not overeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589534 good Evening; Have you ever had a day when nothing goes like you expected. <BR> I did not sleep well last night at all. I woke up hard thinking it was Saturday. My mind was in a fog most of the day. I went to get my oil change at dealer. Found out that my service contract for car had expired, my Starbucks reward had expired. At the dealership, my laptop black screened. I was worried that I lost all my data. The bill from the dealer was 5 times than I expected due to a part having to b... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:37:51 EST Just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585845 Good afternoon: I am doing good. My household is calm. DD called this morning and we talked for awhile. I sure like her. She is a wonderful woman. We are going to visit her next month. DH has a convention and I am tagging along. She was so excited. Her dad has not seen her home. We are going down a weekend b/4 the convention just to see GD and DD. <em>104</em> <em>224</em> Some people stay in control of eating when there is turmoil. I am just the opposite - when there is tu... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:52:27 EST Boy is it cold, but it is not going to damper my spirits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584057 Good Morning, I am in a great mood. DH is doing good. I have been trying very hard to be present in my relationship with DH. We had a very good weekend. DD back in SF- got a text from her last night. I am in the process of sending Christmas packages to her that they opened on Christmas Day. We bought many books for Addy b/c she loves looking at books and having us read to her. Her mother was the same way. <BR> DD was in a wedding for her GF this weekend so she sent me some photos of h... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:28:55 EST Back to the gym - visitors are gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580476 Good Morning; yesterday was clean up house after visitors are gone. I used that as my exercise b/c we had brought out many of DD toys for GD to use. The kitchen was a big hit. GD would make soup of all kinds with play food. We went for walks 2x a day. <BR> boy, does a little one have energy. DH & I would let the parents go out on dates and visit friends - we would baby sit. The parents slept in late so we had baby in the morning, too. We loved it all, but when they left we realized ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:11:04 EST Having a wonderful time with Grand daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574449 Good Morning; What a great time we are having. We go for walks with Addy. <BR> I had a half a day shopping with DD - She was looking for the next size in clothes for baby. We got items 60=70% off. Grandma had to buy some too. We had some wonderful talks. I love having one on one time with my daughter. Grandpa and grandma would watch baby while parents had some dates nights. DD told me that Dad and I are wonderful hosts. I know when I had little ones; I would have loved to have a ba... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:45:14 EST yesterday was our Christmas day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572893 Good Morning; Having a child in the house for Christmas is such a gift. Addy is just wonderful and saying so many words. We opened presents which she enjoyed. <BR> My house is so decorated for Christmas. DD just loves being in a home which she remembers all the decorations. We went on two walks - I did 15000 steps yesterday and ate very modestly. I did have an excuse to over eat when DS came down. He was upset b/c ex is telling him she is taking his daughter to Australia with her bo... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:06:09 EST Merry Christmas to Every one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571531 good Morning; I woke up at midnight- I turned on TV and watched midnight mass in Rome. I honor my dad by trying to watch this every year. I did not plan on it and actually forgot about it, but I woke up at the time to watch it. <BR> DS says he is coming this evening. DH and I have spit shined the house, but this morning - he is very grumpy and picking fights. As DH has gotten older, he is becoming like his father which I am afraid. His father would pick at his mother during the holiday ... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:23:18 EST