NORASPAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NORASPAT NORASPAT'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/ Taking photos but not seeing too well to post. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932217 Today I had to change one of my shoes. One eyelet was loose and it came out. They exchanged the Men's variation of my shoes, even exchange. <BR> 40 miles and on the way back I had my eye appointment. I had talked to another eye Dr. earlier in the year. Today she was thorough and she told me the glasses I was wearing were tri-focals. <BR> <BR> DH always comes with me and NO-ONE else told me there were three levels in my glasses.. <BR> I was over dilated and so I could not see and I had a har... Thu, 21 May 2015 21:23:35 EST We had an EXCELLENT gardener for the day-Our son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931614 This week he has been helping me in the yard when I needed to pick up heavy garbage cans we use to take to the dump. We use the heavy duty bags and so they are filled to the top. <BR> <BR> He was busy picking up their basement rooms. His wife is working so till now he has been taking care of the domestic front. She found a job and she loves it, he is still interviewing. <BR> <BR> I raked and I planted and every time I needed help I go it. <BR> <BR> I wanted to have my bushes topped and the... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:52:20 EST A nice day out. I insisted DH would look at the ocean. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930437 My appointment was short. My Dr. just came back from vacation. I took some old X-rays with me and he said he was certain it was not Neuropathy--big relief there. <BR> He examined my back and he wants to verify his diagnosis with an MRI. Since this was his first day back he needed to find an appointment and the MRI together. As soon as I have that appointment he will talk it over right afterwards and if there is anything to do more, it will be done that day. <BR> I am impatient but after 10 ye... Mon, 18 May 2015 22:02:09 EST Senior college Concerts are over. I like the next three months for myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929882 I love doing it but Summer is short in Maine so I am hoping to get out for some sightseeing. <BR> I am planning a few meets with some of my Spark friends. I open it happens. <BR> <BR> I have the yard looking better and I keep trying to do some photos. I put them in to DH lap top and then I send them to my computer so it is a bit complicated . <BR> <BR> Today's concert was Klezmer music and a bit of Yiddish too. It was a very warm day but we still had a good audience. <BR> Some people dan... Sun, 17 May 2015 23:23:34 EST Very little time to blog tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929361 Today was a busy day in the yard again. <BR> <BR> I planted my pansies. <BR> I added a border at the back driveway and it came out nice, well much nicer than it was. <BR> <BR> Our yard was never landscaped we never thought about all those things 40 years ago, <BR> <BR> We did put in a pool and now it is not being used. We are trying to decide what to do now. <BR> <BR> I want to buy some live fish and watch them till winter. THEN what III <BR> <BR> We cannot get big trucks in there s... Sat, 16 May 2015 23:25:52 EST I am so happy with new shoes again. DH was not well so I went on my own. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928877 I did not want to go but DH was not feeling good at all. He was given a new RX and he is not taking it well at least his stomach is. These things seem to always happen at the weekend so since our son was at home they both encouraged me to go alone to get my shoes. <BR> <BR> I drove up and there they were under the counter three boxes with my name on. <BR> I went to the counter, I tried a pair on and they were just perfect. They always encourage us to walk in the store as long as you like. T... Fri, 15 May 2015 23:06:54 EST DH and I did almost 200 miles, I never anticipated that. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928319 My appointment was early 9:15 a.m. so we were on the road early since it is commuter traffic at that time in the biggest city in Maine. <BR> <BR> This Dr. is my foot Dr. in Portland Maine. I have had way too many instances of pain and pins and needles in my feet, on Monday I hope to get an E.M.G. I need to know if this is coming from my Hemi-laminectomies a few years ago in my lumbar spine my lower back or my Type 2 diabetes it could be diabetic Neuropathy. <BR> <BR> We still have no clu... Thu, 14 May 2015 22:07:38 EST DH and I took most of the day off. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927772 My throat is still; sore so I am hoarse now for three weeks. <BR> I wanted to walk the rail trail but the rain was heavy and I did not want toy walk inside. I stayed home. When the rain stopped I went out to dig up the dandelions . I like to get the whole root. It takes time to get to them. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have done a lot of working in the yard so I wanted to go somewhere. <BR> <BR> DH suggested an afternoon matinee. It is a documentary about a pianist who gave up his performances he ... Wed, 13 May 2015 23:16:01 EST Today was another day in the yard. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927240 We have most of it done. I do most of the work I love doing it. <BR> Our son is still un-employed so he makes all the meals for his family. <BR> We do not eat anything hot-never did. Our son has been cooking South west and hot sauce whereas I only eat and cook for people who visit with us. I do love to cook. <BR> <BR> The yard is looking good. We had to replace rotted landscape timbers. I dug them out and made the trench and then our son helped me to set it in the original place. He is happ... Wed, 13 May 2015 00:01:37 EST Trying to get to the photos of my amazing shoe box. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925946 My closet was full of shoes on the floor. <BR> We have a lot of clutter in the room. things we will not give away but with our family living with us we have to find some alternative spaces. <BR> <BR> I had a sewing room on the main street and I did alterations. I bought a very large three way mirror. I wanted it a foot higher so our eldest son made me a box. He was a senior and so it was precious to me. <BR> <BR> After 25 years in our room we needed space so I took it to the basement. <BR>... Sun, 10 May 2015 19:35:00 EST I had agreat day in the yard, There is a lot of progress. Woo Hoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925101 I began raking at 8.00am. I am glad I did it was a very nice time of day. I might do it again. <BR> after noon DH and I finished my shoe box, <BR> <BR> I had a massive baking spree so there are some home-meter goodies in the freezer. <BR> <BR> <BR> OOPS!! Midnight Too late again HUGS Pat in Augusta Maine. <BR> <BR> Catch later. <BR> Sat, 9 May 2015 00:01:54 EST 6 computers in the house and NONE was working well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924525 I could not get anywhere with Spark today. <BR> I was so frustrated I asked DH if he would help me finish my shoe box. It is made. We bought handles for each end since it s heavy. <BR> <BR> DH has our vision close up so we did it together with him doing the bulk of the wok. I measured and marked all the wood. He cut the pieces and he was having a good time. I am glad I decided toy get off the computer. <BR> When DGD came in her computer was not moving fast. I tried my Spark Log -in and it w... Thu, 7 May 2015 22:46:40 EST Our last Lecture for the University Senior College lecture series. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923388 We had a great lecture series from our own university. <BR> University of Maine in Augusta. <BR> <BR> We have sent students to HAITI from our university and those students are trying to help with starving children, very sick children and children whose parents died in the earthquake. <BR> <BR> We were surprised how these young students from Maine have given help for a year to one of the places where Children are in desperate need. This started this in 2011 and so far they have been funded ... Tue, 5 May 2015 23:48:02 EST I added a bit more rug to my kitchen floor and I love it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922733 The living room floor has a triangular area of rug coming in to the kitchen. I liked it but it seemed odd. I decided I wanted the other side of the kitchen entry way to have the same feature, I could visualize it and I was certain it will be what I want. <BR> <BR> I asked the installer if he would come back and do it. <BR> <BR> He was in the midst of a big project. Friday he called and said he would do it Monday morning. <BR> Thankfully he is a dog lover. We had to put the dogs in to the ... Mon, 4 May 2015 23:02:52 EST Took a Spark Break. !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922088 DH and I went to the Public Theater in LEWISTON Maine. <BR> Friends from Senior College go with us to 4 plays in the season and this was the last one. <BR> <BR> <BR> In the summer there are kids productions. <BR> <BR> They have acting camp there and the kids are given auditions and some do become part of the plays that were done in the season. <BR> <BR> Today was a comedy and this one was a full house and it was a really good afternoon of laughter. <BR> Great day!! <BR> We found good ... Sun, 3 May 2015 23:03:20 EST Today was more productive for sure- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921527 I must get to bed I did not slept well yesterday. I was behind for a client I have sewn for so many years I forget. <BR> <BR> I Had sewing to finish for a lady--96 years young. <BR> I had to clean our furnace room to get rid of the fumes that had accumulated in there. <BR> Now it is cleaned again so I could hem her pants. <BR> I finished 4 pairs and drove to the assisted to help her try them on. <BR> I took it to the Big lodge where she decided to live. The workers know me so it is a muc... Sat, 2 May 2015 22:26:21 EST We are finally getting our bedroom just right. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921062 It is just right since there was too much furniture and clutter. As soon as the clutter has gone maybe still going, it has definitely helped my mood. <BR> <BR> I still have too little sleep. I need to catch up. DH and I are now working together. We add some more light so he can see things better and working together helps me to see how he is doing. <BR> He is feeling better in himself with the eye issues. They can never be better but his attitude and mine are finally on a very even keel. <B... Fri, 1 May 2015 23:18:07 EST Lost last nights blog---WooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920466 We had a BUMP in the road today. A very smelly day with fumes so I stayed away from the House. <BR> <BR> Our Grand daughter said "the basement smells funny, I think our fridge is smelling bad". <BR> <BR> I went down stairs and the whole place smelt of fumes, The fridge was fine. <BR> It was 7:45 am and I called the Oil Dealer and they said they would send someone. I looked outdoors and there was black smoke coming from the Furnace Flue. <BR> <BR> I got Impatient and called again and I wa... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:37:53 EST Today was a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919374 I went out in to the yard and raked all the Spruce needles off my Spring bulbs. This year they were well frozen so my bulbs are doing great. <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> I never knew they like to be frozen in the winter, Daffodils are clumping so I will have even more after I split the big clumps. <BR> <BR> Crocus are all purple this year I really want some yellow. Some squirrels in our area think the yellow taste best. Every time I plant yellow the squirrels love them. <BR> <BR> The snow ha... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:05:47 EST A better day and a better idea for the bed-room. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918163 I always awake with the bright light. <BR> We needed to change our bedroom around so we could get my Gazelle in the room. The bed was in the middle of one wall and when Daylight savings time there was sunlight in the room. We tried new curtains we already have cellular shades but above the window I wanted a half circle window. It is in the cathedral ceiling -just a small part of the addition we added on to the master bedroom. <BR> Yesterday I was tired all day and I told DH I wanted to put so... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:07:18 EST Checking the raking in the yard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917672 I did get a lot of raking done this week but boy it was cold. <BR> Then I felt cold too. I am still under the weather but I had to come back to say goodnight. <BR> Hopefully I will be better tomorrow. <BR> <BR> It is just a weariness with so much going on. We have a sleep over for our granddaughter. One of the boys has a disability and they all get to sleep early. They had tournament bowling and then the boys mother and father went o see friends and that was nice to give them a break. <BR>... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:38:48 EST Hi there, our son was able to add all the updates. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916652 We were able to get the water up and it is drying very well. We do have basement entries and so it dried well. <BR> <BR> I have not been able to do much on the computer. Son our had and so far so good. <BR> <BR> DH spent the night on the recliner and I have to say I bought OTC and I had used it a lot. It was taken off the market but I had quite a stock of it. I am able to get it again so that pleases me. <BR> <BR> I was awake he did not use his Apnea machine so I was awake quite a bit. I... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:41:03 EST The rain came it could hve been worse. No big damage just wet in basement. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915484 Rough Day DH caught a cold from the family. I keep telling them to wash their hands more. <BR> <BR> We got 3 inches of rain last night and at 7am, I was happy the basement floor was dry. By 8am I guess the ice in the ground melted and the sump pump was over whelmed. I vacuumed up for hours then dumping it in to the sump sink. <BR> <BR> Arms, legs, hand, feet and elbows but my BACK is in a mess. <BR> I am going to have to walk it off tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I have not been on the computer t... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:49:19 EST We finally signed on the house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914895 We were satisfied the realtor was working to remove the mess the family left it in. ' <BR> At first they took away all the closet shelves and rods. The realtor brought them all back but we had no tools to fix them, It took us a while to find which was which but it worked out. <BR> <BR> We had not looked in the attic at the top of the stairs. There was just one bulb that was at the top of stairs that were behind the front door. At first we expected a coat closet not an upstairs area with a wi... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:01:41 EST Senior College Concerts at the University. It was great fun. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914188 BUSY DAY for the senior college. <BR> Yesterday I bought what we need for the refreshments. I always wash and iron my 3- 8 foot Cotton tablecloths. <BR> I do not want paper or plastic so I bought 3 cotton sheets and made them in to table cloths. We serve water, Apple juice and Cranberry juice so the cloths come back a little stained to my house and bleach them again. I like it that way. <BR> I put out the three trestle tables and this time I put out 5 ounce cups of water and Juice. It was ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:15:45 EST I had an excellent day today- just showing it off ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913700 Sorry another brief one. I did lots of chores and believe it or not. I read about the motor home. <BR> DH will no longer be able to drive it. So he let it sits there till batteries were dead. I read about it and I suggested to put it on charger. He was reluctant but he did it. <BR> Around lunch I asked him to try the RV it fired first time. <BR> <BR> I asked about the house battery, the living quarters but it is a very small 23 foot RV. <BR> He said it had to go to a garage. I read the ma... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 23:42:01 EST Too little sleep yesterday-No more than 4 hours. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913186 I planned to go to the eye Dr but I went to bed. Granddaughter opened our door. DH was long gone and I was up doing some sparking. <BR> Our son suggested we should o to Skowhegan Maine, I had just one condition, he would drive. The three of us, indeed three generations had a Wonderful day. <BR> <BR> We stopped at McDonalds 2 salads for me and a Mac Double with no bun is my new fast food with this one. They split a 2 for one nuggets and we had a nice chat. <BR> Once we were home they wanted t... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:04:56 EST Looking inside the house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912675 We went to the house next door to our English friends. I pretty much knew that we would see the exact same layout. It sure was. We went in to the side door, the lady who lived there never used the front door. There were 2 trees either side still small but overgrown. <BR> There was a kitchen living room bathroom and 2 bedrooms. <BR> There was a basement with shelves and there were canning jars filled with produce on the dusty shelves. The basement was un-finished and cluttered . I asked if it ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:05:21 EST Settling in to US ways. Finding a house unexpectedly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912039 Now that we had a car we could venture around the City of Augusta, capital of the state of Maine. It was a small City 50 years ago and it now a smaller City now. <BR> When we arrived there were 25,000 people give or take in the first census and now we are 17,500 so we were told in our local newspaper. <BR> Taxes are high and the State government seems to take over so many buildings. There was just a STATE house and almost all of the employees worked in that building. There was a e hospital an... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:38:21 EST Thanks for the suggestion, I will make a book for our kids. Another book IMPRESSED US TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911497 This week has been a crazy week. I had acupuncture on Monday it took away the pain but the stiffness is not giving in. Tomorrow I have another appointment but in the mean time I am having my printer cleaned and a new cartridge so I can make my family book. Thanks for the encouragement. <BR> <BR> TODAY was a wonderful lecture at senior college about the many countries of Africa. There has been a small book- mostly for children called AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY. <BR> Africa has over 56 countries... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:50:37 EST Taking a day to buy a used car. It took over two weeks to find our money. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910860 We needed a car of our own. Every one we looked at was way too big and very often smelling of cigarette smoke. <BR> A friend told us about a used car dealer out of town who they were pleased with and so far he had been a very fair man. <BR> They actually drove three cars home to try . That sounded good. In the UK I rode a Motor scooter, my pride and joy and I saved my money to buy myself one. I always rode a bicycle or used the buses but I wanted to be in the fresh air. <BR> I met DH in a p... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:39:41 EST There were so many new things I never knew ABOUT. I soon learned how our English had changed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910204 The first week we were here in Augusta we were invited to go to the bowling Alley with our friends. They both bowled in a Church league and they did say if we get bored we could go to a local grocery store. I was certain I would like to roam around a grocery store instead of watching some thing I had no clue about. <BR> <BR> We went to the Jerry Brook lanes. The Church league had a large turn out and since we were English people were all over us. One of the teams were without their partners ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:09:43 EST DH went to work and I had no place to go and it was not much fun! . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909660 Monday morning DH went to his work but I had no clue what to do. <BR> The new phone rang and I ignored it. I was really home sick and I sat at the window watching cars go by. We were close to the hospital so once in a while there was a siren sounding. I kept thinking about the hospital job I just left. I had all of my references and I thought some day I might go look around. <BR> <BR> Eventually there was a knock on the door and I was very uncomfortable. A Female voice called my name so I op... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:17:48 EST Sorry I am having issues with late posts that get lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909151 I have yesterdays on my Desk top. Our GD was coughing and she was really looking sick. I could not sleep for listening to her coughing. <BR> I tracked less than three hours but it was up and down. <BR> <BR> I went to the Dr. and frankly I was ready to find someone else. I went to her office and asked DH came with me. I always go with him but I did prefer to talk alone. <BR> This time she listened since when I talked about my pain issues and my miserable cramps that DH has to help me to "un- ... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:39:36 EST Our very first and last apartment, we had great landlord. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908006 The next day we were driven over to the apartment the company found for us. I was really worried, we never lived in an apartment ( IN UK it was called a FLAT) it had 6 apartments and three fights of stairs to the top. It was clean and really nice. It had a shower!. <BR> <BR> The only shower I ever knew was at our school (GRAMMAR School in UK I was 16 years old and left school at 18). In US it is a High school after those years. Grammar school was for little kids!The showers we used after ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:12:01 EST Driving up north to see Augusta Maine and all the "Little Boxes" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907393 After leaving L.L.Bean we drove North and I was still being fascinated by the blackness of the night. Once in a while we saw snow by the side of the road but we saw very little else. <BR> We eventually arrived at the toll booth in Augusta and that was the end of the Maine Turnpike. <BR> We arrived at the end of the street where we were staying just as the dawn light gave us a bit of light to look at the terrain and the houses. <BR> <BR> The driver started to sing. "Little Boxes, Little Box... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 23:20:06 EST Tonight I will be in bed earlier. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906734 The dogs come in o our room and I had made them each cushions on the floor with fleece outside and an open end. That way I can wash it or shake it and it will be clean. <BR> <BR> They were lying on their cushions minding their own little business. Both sleeping and dreaming so I wanted to step over them. <BR> <BR> My foot slipped and I fell right on to the extended palm of my hand. <BR> It hurt for a while and I have iced it and it feels so much better. <BR> <BR> Now I am going to bed and ... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 22:52:09 EST Leaving Boston going North to Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906133 We landed early afternoon and we wanted to get something to eat so our friends who picked us up had already decided on the restaurant. <BR> This couple came from my same home town in UK and he told DH about Maine. Gas was so in-expensive and the cars were more like boats as we saw them. <BR> As we drove out of the airport it was so weird to be driving on the wrong side of the road. <BR> <BR> They Drove us to Rudy Valley's steak house and the menus were so amazing. I was and still am a BEEF... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:21:04 EST Finally we went on another carrier-This time thanks to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905603 As soon as we got to London airport it was a bit of a shock. <BR> There were very few people around and that confirmed there is definitely a strike in progress <BR> I looked around and I saw Pan-American air lines appeared to be taking passengers. I walked over to their counter and told them our story and she said no problem we are taking passengers. DH was watching me through out all of this and he just waited-I think he was waiting to go back home. <BR> <BR> I beckoned him over and the lov... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:02:36 EST Continued;My first flight at 21 years old. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905043 The Saga continues. <BR> <BR> We lived in County Durham England. <BR> Our flight was out of London but we did not have time to take a train. <BR> <BR> DH had been in the Army so he had flown over to Singapore and lived there at the hospital. He was in a conflict zone and he was the pay clerk. He was an armed guard when the wages were brought to the hospital weekly. <BR> Since he was in a conflict area, he got a medal, we still have it. <BR> <BR> IN UK after his service days were over the... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 22:37:48 EST Coming to America. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904504 Today was our 50th anniversary of coming to America. <BR> <BR> We never ever thought we would stay here. I was just 21 years old and my Birthday in our first home was a bash of a party. <BR> <BR> We were supposed to sail out at the end of October and we could take our furniture with us. <BR> We were sure we would be back so we just looked forward to the adventure. <BR> We had all the papers and all the questions and the Drs examining us, X-rays, blood work and staying in a hotel till they c... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:35:27 EST No telephone, no internet all day long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903845 I feel certain this Blog will not fly. <BR> I am logged in and we are on BROADBAND. So if the phone company has problems our computers will have problems. Nothing will work. It is hard enough to have the phone out of order but not going to do it till tomorrow . <BR> I called my walking friend and drove to her house to add food to my trackers and my SAT . <BR> We have all the furniture out ready for tomorrow and I hope the installer has our cell phone number. <BR> It is futile to write a ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:11:54 EST I am back and I am hauling furniture with our youngest son http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903244 Boy it is hard work moving furniture. <BR> <BR> Last night the carpet installer said THURSDAY to lay the big living room dining room. <BR> <BR> Today we had to take all my collection Of Royal Doulton over 100 now in to our bedroom. <BR> <BR> We took down all of the shelves in the display and it is all made of oak. I carried one at a time and after our son came back from taking his wife to work we moved all of the jugs. <BR> <BR> We moved the dining chairs out to the garage. <BR> With all... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:37:14 EST It was a very brief visit but nice to see him. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901425 Our eldest son came yesterday and left today. <BR> There was some texting and a phone call and he had to take off. <BR> He was in the midst of looking at out kitchen sink. It was expensive and it has a small hole in the stem. I called the manufacturer and they said it would be replaced for free because it has lead in the stem that the hot and cold water runs through. <BR> I was shocked to hear about the lead. I was told it was stainless steel. <BR> I never thought that the company with a lif... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:11:40 EST DH had a good report from the eye Dr. His eyes are no worse. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900903 We take that as a positive. <BR> DH takes his medication and he phones in his prescriptions and I am so proud of him taking care of himself'. <BR> <BR> We had three appointments one with the optometrist, next the retinal specialist and he had 3 scans of his eyes. <BR> <BR> We were surprised in the morning our eldest son was driving over to see us. <BR> <BR> MUSIC to our ears for sure. <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Those appointment took most of the day and then I had to make a family dinner... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:52:02 EST A quick blog. Yesterday arrived after midnight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900354 Three days in a row, Walked with our son, walked with my friend and today I walked the dogs individually. <BR> <BR> 3 days and my SAT confirms for me over 6,000 steps each time. I wonder how long I can do that. <BR> I can put my SAT on DH lap top and go to my computer, open the SURFACE2 and now I can have it on my own machine. <BR> I tried several times to get to it. My first SAT almost a year ago as sent back I could not use it. <BR> Then I kept using DH laptop for a while. <BR> <BR> I j... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:38 EST Another day and another walk, tomorrow I will be walking in the rain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899772 Today I walked with my friend but tomorrow I will do it alone. <BR> <BR> The snow was a hindrance and I have fallen too many times but if there is no ice I am planning to do another walk. <BR> Today was great with company and my numbers are motivating me. I like the SAT I do not understand the process but if it tells me I walked three miles and 7044 steps I will take it. <BR> <BR> These are MY statistics and in a way I wish I could just do it alone with my numbers. Sometimes I worry about... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:02:16 EST Today was the first time I could walk this year in our neighborhood. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899107 I looked out the windows to blue sky and bright sun. <BR> The city had removed the snow to widen the roads and they went back to the sidewalks. We still have to walk in the road but the ice is receding so I asked our son if I could walk his dogs. He decided to take a walk with me. That was a surprise and delight. We chatted and the dogs were wearing those long leash and I have never used them. I gave it a try but the dogs were so happy they kept tangling the leashes. I surrendered the leashes... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:07:26 EST Putting out posters for the next concert. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898498 Today was a really cold day. The garage door would not open so we had to mess with that in the cold wind. <BR> <BR> At noon time I went to my Walking friends Birthday lunch. I alas was late and the waiter was waiting for orders. They always eat Crab cakes so I did not look at the menu and ordered the same. <BR> I did not want potato so I subbed Green beans. I wanted coleslaw instead of Asparagus. <BR> The three other meals were right but the Asparagus was on my plate. I asked for the coles... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:30:50 EST On a very cold windy Sunday we went to an afternoon play. JUST what we needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897845 We were thinking about not going but by noon we wanted to go. It was just the right play it was an Irish setting and listening to the actors talk and argue about absolutely nothing it was just the laughter we needed. <BR> There were 5 of our friends in the audience so we all went to a diner where we love their food. DH and I were not hungry he chose French toast with bacon and I had a bagel with egg and cheese and it just hit the spot and then some. We had a good time and on the way home I s... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:21 EST