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/ I am going to Plattsburgh to be there when our Grandson gets his diploma. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188519 It is a beautiful ride through parts of 4 states. Maine -our home~~.New Hampshire, the White Mountains lots of snow and mountains and trees..~~~~ Vermont The Green Mountains. They have cut back a lot of trees to farmland and it is much more open for arable land and cows for making cheeses, so many kinds of it.~~~~~ New York, not the City but the upstate has many farms, Apples and potatoes come to mind. We go over Lake Champlain to the other side and that is where our eldest son and family liv... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:08:54 EST Computer is slow as molasses, it has been great till Spark ads messed it up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187955 SO sorry TERRI <BR> I had commented on your page . It took me ten minutes DH was watching me. Finally everything went but so did my comment. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have to leave to get to Plattsburgh NY. I wanted us both to go our GS but DH has been having dizzy spells and he has a brace on his leg. Our son has an attic bedroom where we slept last time. DH was not happy to climb the stairs. <BR> our son will be off work and our GD will be home. <BR> I REALLY WANTED TO GO TO SEE OUR ONLY GRAN... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:57:40 EST Short one again, we had to cancel our day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186625 DH and I were going to a farm that is all organic. We were being shown round and the they have a restaurant and this was our dining group. <BR> <BR> I was looking forward to the trip. <BR> I went to the sink and the water was not going away in the garbage disposal. I looked at the second sink was the same. <BR> I tried the plunger and it began to flow but it still kept stopping. <BR> We looked beneath the sinks and there was water in the lights so I used my cell and informed we could not co... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:45:07 EST We had agood day the family all ate together, I like that. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185990 I did more to the pool it is chemical time now. <BR> I planted the rest of the annuals. <BR> <BR> I made a 7 vegetable dinner and we had Atlantic Salmon. Oh I was good. <BR> Our son Bought DH a coconut pie and I ate my share. Woo-Hoo I am not a fan of coconut pie so I ate and enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> I went to Spark and he was at the sink and both drains were plugged. I went downstairs to and water on the floor. <BR> I went back upstairs and eventually I got it open. I later got to my Spark. ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:57:03 EST Today was a beautiful day. One of my walking Buddies called to walk the trail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185451 She called early so I dressed and we walked the rail trail. She is older than I and she had been away for a week. <BR> As soon as we met I said to her I have had not had a long walk so we do not walk fast today. The sun was hot and the river was low tide and we could have walked on the river bed. Both of us had never seen it so low. I guess it had a very low tide at the ocean it looked weird to see the river so low. As we walked back there were Kayak's going up river and they got a nice ride... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:38:50 EST Still finding pine needles in the pool. I hope the last try to get them out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184931 DH wants the pool people to come and get the pine needles out. My walking buddies are away this week so I decided I will get the pool clean. No-one other than kids will be in because it is really cold. <BR> Tomorrow I will get to the bottom of the pool otherwise DH wants to pay to have it done. I have not been walking on the trail and so I have time to get this done. <BR> DH comes out to switch off the filter so I have to get the pine needles out of the hose. They all go rushing in to the hos... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 23:34:25 EST SURPRISE, SURPRISE!, pool vacuumed and planting annuals and tearing one area out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183661 The pool is a one person job and DH helps me a lot. He has a Brace on his leg and I am concerned he might lose his balances with the brace but he does help for sure. <BR> I like being outside and none of my walking buddies are in town. <BR> I have taken out the back flower bed so I can get to re-make the back deck. Since this is an expensive composite I have checked underneath that was all pressure treated lumber and it looks good. I intend to make the 10 foot deck to 12 feet long. I have it ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:28:07 EST I could not find the blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182389 Hi there I actually baked and cooked allday long. It kept the house warm and I baked the things we take to picnics. It is all in the freezer and then I seal them till we go some place. I sure hope I can get there again. <BR> <BR> I am planning to redo the back deck and I want a composite top. It is only a small deck but it goes from the house the the garage and some day they might need a ramp there so I am off to home depot Augusta. Pat in Augusta. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:58:36 EST Getting better by now thank goodness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181719 Today I wanted to alter clothes for myself. I like the clothes I have and I will make them a bit smaller. I do not want to think about the scale numbers on the scale but this time I DID find my weight being under 180. Three days this week it said 179. <BR> My goal had been at 176. I cant remember the year but I do not care. It has been a great journey finding wonderful friends, some did not stay and they were missed. <BR> <BR> In order to use my machines I had to move them all around in to... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 23:05:29 EST My Walking buddies are back so we did the Rail trail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180584 This morning at 9:30 am three of us walked the trail. The sun was hot but there was a cold breeze. <BR> <BR> It was very pleasant to walk and talk and before we know it we were done. <BR> <BR> We go to a bakery and we divided a pastry and it was great. Today I have walked 12,208 steps. <BR> <BR> When i got home I wanted to get the pine needles from the deep end of the pool. It took hours because if you vacuum the needles up a cylindrical hose they all stay parallel and the hose gets plugge... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:22:23 EST Hi to all, only a few minutes but I am here~~~~Almost midnight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179986 We are doing fine. <BR> DH has another problem with his foot so he has another BRACE on his leg. <BR> <BR> We went to Portland and when we got back I had to get the pool clean. <BR> I am slow but it is expensive and I can do it just takes along time. <BR> I have been writing to a Spark friend who wants to come to new England and I am telling her some of our great places but looking up on the internet is the best. <BR> <BR> I have had a lot more pool work and more rain but it is really a go... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 23:55:15 EST Today was wet and we had errands to do. DH had to go for another sleep study. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178633 DH had to drive to Waterville in pouring rain and he said he would call when he was there. He will drive home tomorrow as soon as it is light. <BR> He did not call after he should have, he was expected after his apt and I was getting anxious. I called the hospital and asked if he had arrived since the rain was very heavy. <BR> He said he was right on time and I said he forgot to call when he got there. The nurse said he tried at least 4 or 5 times. I said we were told no cell phones in use an... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 22:27:24 EST Sorry to have an early night. I will be back. (((HUGS))) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177937 Our son, DIL and GD were sick last two weeks. Mostly ear infections but there was a really bad cough. <BR> <BR> I got none of that till yesterday and today. My head hurts. I took Ibuprofen and I had chest pains and I know it was reflux. I have GERD but the pain was bad enough to keep me up while everyone else slept. I slept in after they were all away. <BR> <BR> I am going to bed. I will mend faster if I sleep now. Pat in Maine. <em>521</em> <em>243</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:26:51 EST Not much sparking but I had a SPARK-FRIEND lunch In Bangor Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176090 Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let fifty cents <BR> Third Box Car Midnight Train'.Destination BANGOR MAINE." <BR> That American Folk Singer (Roger Miller) sang that just as we were preparing to move to Maine in the US. I was 21 years old. <BR> <BR> Today 50 years plus we drove to Bangor Maine and DH and I started to sing that song. At least we tried to . We had a good laugh when we argued about first or third box car midnight train. <BR> Tomorrow we will look for the record and pla... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 23:28:03 EST I could not think straight or do much. Benadryl was always great I had another medication with it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175410 I never thought about the other medication I just popped my Benadryl and went to bed. I could not wake up. I could not do anything so I sat at the computer and I just could not think. <BR> I was too sleepy so I did little. <BR> I was hoping a walk will get me together but the blister was getting bigger BUT it became pink with just a little red. <BR> <BR> The only chore I have done was to keep the pool clean. DH was always at work so I became my own pool lady. I just put my favorite bleach i... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 22:02:15 EST Today was a really good day till it went down the tube!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174743 Early appointment Dr. P.C.P. He was delighted couple of pounds down but I am in summer clothes not my lined pants!. My A1c was 5.9 woo-Hoo! <BR> Met my walking friends and we walked 4 miles, I needed more soil so I called DH and he came to lunch with DH and our friends. <BR> After lunch I picked up the soil and did some other chores outside and by 3 p.m. I had 5.5 miles and 11,560 steps. <BR> I went to change shoes and socks an my little toe was a huge BLOOD BLISTER. I panicked a bit but I d... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 22:16:14 EST I took a friend who no longer drives her car needed to go to the Podiatrist. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174097 Podiatrist was in Portland Maine, it was a lovely day over 80 and a breeze from the ocean. We spent most of the time in the A/C office. My friend decided to call her friends to meet with us in a Greek restaurant. <BR> They had all been there before and I had no clue what to order. I settled on a pita filled with roasted chicken breast with some hot stuff on it. <BR> <BR> It burned my lips tongue and mouth and eventually my esophagus. Wow it burned! <BR> We were two hours talking politics, I... Tue, 31 May 2016 23:31:17 EST Right now. Too late to get to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173425 I did get over Half of my 300 plants in the ground. <BR> <BR> My Gnome garden is going to be great if the rain comes/ Pat in Maine, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will get some time . HUGS Pat <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:58:37 EST FRIDAY and Saturday were very long and they are gone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172757 I finished the garage and cleaned it and the floor. We hung all the tools checked all the bike tires and I worked all day with our son helping when we needed heavy lifting.He has been great. <BR> Yesterday was a long blog again we, washed the floor and got the pool ready but the filter had a washout under the Concrete block it sits on and so it will have to be pulled up and more rocks to go under it. The pool is full an d not clear but it is doing well. <BR> Today I took 6 totes of my fabric ... Sun, 29 May 2016 23:34:01 EST I walked the rail trail and afternoon I almost had the pool up. One of my old brushes and long pole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171054 This morning I walked with my walking buddies. <BR> It was a nice sunny day. I like the heat and today I am the youngest and I walked but my friends were really struggling. We are going to walk earlier or in the park where there is shade to sit on the seats. <BR> We will do that because the park is not very wide so we can park leave just one car by the paths. We can always go back to the cars and they can all get in my Van. I could drop them of at their cars. <BR> <BR> After I got home I ma... Thu, 26 May 2016 22:42:59 EST Day was short hours for sparking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170456 The usual early appointments for both of us. DH had to have lots of drops . So I went in to his Appointment I always do. Afterwards they caught up with me with field of vision after all the drops from yesterday the scan made my eyes watering all the time. <BR> <BR> We went in to Fred again after another scan and the Eye surgeon asked me what I had done today. He asked if he could look at the test and he said it was good. He did not look at he tests from yesterday the other Dr will call or wr... Wed, 25 May 2016 23:51:14 EST I went to the eye Dr. this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169723 We drove to the next city where we have had a good relationship with the DR. He has been to U.K every year since we met him so of course he asks us here can we go to other places. My DH Has cycled all over England and the Dr always listens. When it is my turn in the chair the Dr still talks to D.H. I rarely minded until my last few years I say this is my appointment not Fred. That was because I had a beginning cataract and the Dr. said since DH has DRY Maculae Degeneration I can do your surg... Tue, 24 May 2016 21:06:25 EST My computer is slow waiting for ads. 11324 steps and 173 Minutes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168446 That left a lot for cooking today for the dogs. I Microwave carrot's and blend them. Organic carrots in bulk and I make my own chicken stock. I remove all the chicken meat and put it in to my Mini-blender a LITTLE GIANT I love it. <BR> Dogs get Vitamins and chicken. I pour it in to their bowls and then I use my hand in case there is a bone. My broth from the carcasses cooked in pressure cooker. Even the long bones just go to powder but I like to take care and they love it. They were strays an... Sun, 22 May 2016 23:47:43 EST Opening the pool ALONE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167864 Today we went tour GD tournament. <BR> She has been at this place one month but she has done Karate since 6 years old. <BR> She knew very few people and it was hard for her. <BR> Hard for myself with 8 rings at once and as the warriors SCREAM I wanted to walk out. <BR> There were some late comers from distances but they called in for traffic delays and it was 30 minutes longer to open the tournament. <BR> I watched but I never thought about this fighting frenzy and I just did nothing for me. ... Sat, 21 May 2016 23:59:15 EST I was told what to do when WINDOWS 10 asked for ACCEPT and DECLINE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167254 I was supposed to go places. I waited till Windows 10 said it would be over 2 hours so I went to walk the rail trail. <BR> Then it was updating windows 10 so I stayed around the house. I was able to remove it. I asked for updates and they were about to take another hour and DH took us to the garage who services the Motor home. When I got home I walked on the Gazelle and the afternoon I was siphoning the water on the pool cover from on top of the cover and deposit to the bottom of the pool. We... Fri, 20 May 2016 23:43:26 EST My computer was great and I suddenly had a black screen. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166634 Windows came up in white and proceeded to take over my computer and add WINDOWS 10. I had it on and I could not use it. It was adding up to 10% I could not do anything. I was in the middle of a comment to a Spark friend an d so my computer was ready to install so I shut it down. I tried the blog on the surface so I went back and switched on and the .computer was still installing. <BR> <BR> I hope my computer will be ok in the morning. It has been a hard week with the massive change to get us... Thu, 19 May 2016 23:49:19 EST We had an excellent day. We both love the new GARMIN. G.P.S. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165950 Yesterday I was not happy to pay for another GARMIN. In yesterdays blog we tried to find a restaurant and we were not sure was the best way to get to a restaurant we had chosen with others. <BR> Today I walked the rail trail alone. I went to an early dental appointment and the sky was blue and my walking buddies were busy I decided to go alone. <BR> As I was walking I was still thinking very few of our dining group did not concur with one another about the best route was. <BR> In my mind I th... Wed, 18 May 2016 23:49:20 EST Way too busy day but we accomplished lot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165209 Our son's car needs struts done to pass his inspection. He made an appointment to have it done Wednesday, that day is going to be another busy fun day. It sure gets difficult when I like to Spark but it is getting more difficult with 5 appointments in a week. <BR> <BR> I decided to make sure I was using the gazelle while DH was still sleeping. <BR> <BR> I saw DH little truck go out of the driveway and there was something dangling under the truck. Our son was on his way to take his daughter... Tue, 17 May 2016 23:34:55 EST Today was cold but I did walk 4.25 Miles on the very cold Rail Trail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164501 It was 44 degrees but the wind was gusting and walking the trail was almost deserted. There are bike commuters and that was about all. <BR> I took my wide scarf and it kept me warm. It was a gift from a Spark Friend in Canada. It has had a good time with me when it is cold. <BR> Every few minutes sticks and small branches were falling but the trail is wide so we tried to find which sides of the trail so we had to be careful walking today. <BR> <BR> We walked the 4.25 miles because our coffe... Mon, 16 May 2016 23:54:55 EST Today was our last senior college concert this was our THIRTEENTH YEAR. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163762 This was the last concert for the year. The concert was Blue Grass music and it was very good. The audience was one of our bigger ones but Blue Grass has a following here in this area. The Fiddler and Singer was ERIKA BROWN and the Blue Grass Connection. <BR> Erica has been playing Fiddle since the age of seven. She has travelled throughout New England, Canada and even in Louisiana with the Maine French Fiddlers. She has performed as a special guest with Mac McHale and the old-time radio gang... Sun, 15 May 2016 23:53:27 EST We went back to the gardens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162483 <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> We started late-after lunch. <BR> We arrived at 2:00 pm. We walked a nice walk but the sky became gray so we went around the garden of Tulips. One bed was hit with a freeze. Today they were quickly replanting annuals. I was watching them pulling out all of the orange Tulips. I asked if you are composting them. She was not sure. Anther person asked if they can take some so I did too. I feel certain they... Fri, 13 May 2016 23:48:17 EST DIGGING Dandelions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161828 I wish I could eat them , I have tried. <BR> Today I went in to my bulb beds and I thought I had more Daffodils. On inspection the color was right but those leaves are not to be eaten by DH and I, <BR> <BR> I used my garden fork, the soil was still wet enough to get well down. This time I was able to get those lovely annoying Dandelions all out of the flower beds. They can stay in the yard I will never put poison down on my yard so we let the little kids make bouquets and sometimes Mum's li... Thu, 12 May 2016 23:26:15 EST THE MALLARDS have been here again. They stayed 2 hours ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161171 I walked the rail trail and I had to walk home. Over 13,000 steps . When I got home DH was still at the garage getting two new tires we bought the just over a year. Garage said they were surprised they wore only on the outer sides. <BR> They said we did not come in for another alignment. I was walking and he was there three hours. My walk was 9-30 and since he was not home I started to Thatch the grass in one area. <BR> <BR> We ate lunch and DH was not feeling well so I suggested he took a... Wed, 11 May 2016 23:42:44 EST A long day writing a blog. As I editted it I.E. made it a blank page. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159774 We did a lot and I wrote a lot and the writing disappeared after editing. <BR> It is very late. I started the Blog in WORD and as soon as I copied, it became a blank page. <BR> I have to keep trying but it gets to me some nights. <BR> <BR> I have a yard to rake I have done some picking up but the yard is still very wet and the soil is clay. <BR> I was hoping to have this all done but every day something will be coming up. <BR> We are going to BATH Maine and we are having a dining get togeth... Mon, 9 May 2016 23:35:22 EST I hope Mothers everywhere enjoyed their Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159074 In a nutshell. I was out of bed and our son said Happy Mother's day. I gave him a hug. <BR> DH was out of the bed and I had a kiss and a hug. <BR> I started the coffee. <BR> I made my OAT BRAN. <BR> DH put my coffee on my table and by that time my Oat bran was ready for cottage cheese. <BR> DH and I have our own breakfast table in the kitchen and we were talking and DH asked if I had taken my MEDS. OOPS! <BR> BIG OOPS!!! I HAD NOT TAKEN MY FASTING BLOOD SUGAR. <BR> It has to be a huge STREA... Sun, 8 May 2016 23:55:17 EST I went back to the gardens again and took my walking buddies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158439 They loved to sit in the back of the van and chat. I love o drive. With three people two in the front, the front passenger will have to strain the neck to chat. They are older than I and one had just come back so they had good chat while I did the driving, <BR> <BR> We had Lunch first . The Botanical Gardens have excellent food. everything organic and in a few weeks they will add their organic food for the restaurant menu also. <BR> We had LOBSTER BISQUE, small bowls and Roast beef sandwich.... Sat, 7 May 2016 21:46:06 EST A GREAT DAY at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Finally we got the perfect day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157923 DH and I decided to go to the gardens. <BR> I slept all morning while DH went to his Movie course. I did not sleep well so I went back to bed. The dogs had their beds on my floor and we all got three hours sleep. <BR> Maybe the dogs did not sleep no-one could tell me so. They did not awaken me so I gave them a treat. By that time DH was home. <BR> <BR> The day was glorious but seeing my daffodils I asked if we might go to the gardens. He agreed and after the years we have not gone early eno... Fri, 6 May 2016 23:41:21 EST A cold and rainy day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157211 DH and I stayed home. I was supposed to get to the camera but it was just too cold. <BR> I made a great recipe with Broccoli and cheese and we both a completely home made meal. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I hope to walk again. Today I did just 30 minutes on the gazelle and somehow my stepper fell off my shoe but the gazelle keeps the time for me. <BR> Now we are about to use flashlights to find it because we have not been out of the house. A lazy day but no nap for me. It feels like a waste of my t... Thu, 5 May 2016 22:15:03 EST The Mallards are back. This is the fourth time,they stayed over 2 hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156598 The Pair of Mallard have been in our pool 4 times. The cover is down in the middle so the water in the middle is not very taught so they have a deep middle pond and shallow sides. <BR> Today only the female would eat anything. The dogs were out so I took the dogs indoors. <BR> <BR> They were running around the pool or sitting still, just watching not barking at the Ducks. <BR> I brought out more bread to give the birds again, but the male would still not eat. <BR> They were in the pool a... Wed, 4 May 2016 23:03:45 EST After Senior College -NATURE CAME TO OUR BACK YARd, I fed the Mallards. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155712 Yesterday we did have a great deal of heavy rain. We sure did this morning it was 50 degrees and a cold breeze. <BR> DH and I went to Senior college to hear about LAOS from PAT JONES. She went to LAOS and she showed us the highlights of her trip she has retired and now in the WORLD HERITAGE CENTER she had to leave after a couple of months and so she went to Vietnam and came back after 3 days to LAOS for another 3 months in LAOS.. <BR> She was particularly interested in their hand made fabri... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:26:29 EST WooHoo, I think I can sleep all day if I go back to bed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155192 I am sleeping so much I do not feel hungry. I wake up with no appetite and I think I will have to just go to bed earlier. Our house these days have people who work all day and after hours. Someone said to use white noise. We had to move our freezer to our bedroom and I think the freezer stops running and I wake up. <BR> Oddly enough DH has a Bi-Pap machine and I finally got used to the whispering noise. <BR> Tonight I had to do my gazelle in the evening because I slept during the day. It sure... Mon, 2 May 2016 23:18:30 EST SLEEP! I am trying to find better sleep. Tracking food and exercise is good. Sleep is too few hours. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154360 I AM READING AGAIN ABOUT SLEEP FROM SPARK ARTICLES. <BR> <BR> I make certain that I measure and portion my food. I do a lot of exercise, not as much as I can but I cannot get better SLEEP. <BR> I cannot do Strength Training with 2 pending surgeries my left wrist and my knee. I walk as long as I can but kneeling or using the wrist is still a painful procedure. <BR> <BR> I hope to be able to have a viscous injection in the knee joint. I will try to have that done in two weeks but the replace... Sun, 1 May 2016 22:46:17 EST Today we both slept late. I went to the yard and decided to try to get the grass looking better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153646 The dogs are secure in the area where the pool is. <BR> Now it is nothing for the little dog to run off.The Chihuahua is usually determined to reach where we are and then she gets out. <BR> Grandson was invited to his girlfriends mother and they took him to las Vegas with her daughter. They got home about the same time as we did but about 300 miles are apart now. <BR> They wanted to come to Maine today and I said no. I did not want them driving in the mountains and it would be after dark. Th... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:30:15 EST WooHoo,I am home too soon but I am one happy camper. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153152 We spent two days with our Granddaughter and our son who had to work and we all knew it. <BR> He went to work as we drove over to Pattsburgh NY. DH did want to go but I encouraged him to come with me because our eldest granddaughter was with us almost all of the summers till last year when the family came to live with us. Last year she stayed in the RV for two weeks and she wanted to go home. <BR> She had a Spring break but her cousin at the house had already had the Spring break. <BR> DH a... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:46:13 EST WE are both in Plattsburgh, waiting for the Grand Daughter to come to us, Woo-Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152059 I will talk to you more later but several people asked to know. I am happy and we are going for a walk to the ferry head that goes to Burlington from Plattsburgh. ......Story later. <BR> THANKS for the encouragement. Pat <BR> We do not have much internet right now so I wrote while I can. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:50:20 EST Trying again for Grandkids. I want to see them it is Spring break and I might be able to catch up.! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151393 DH does not want to go and I rarely do anything without him. <BR> This will not be the first time but it has been along time since I drove over. I have my Garmin and I mostly travel the interstates. I travel the back roads because we do not have any East West highway so we have to head northwest through the woods roads. They are well maintained just twist and turns. They are beautiful. I might buy myself a gallon of Vermont Maple syrup on the way. I keep it in the freezer and it still pours .... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:46:19 EST I was unable to go to see our Granddaughter. Snow in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151078 Last night our forecast was 1 to 3 inches of snow. Yesterday it was around 60 degrees so I was certain it would be colder but no snow. <BR> At 8 a.m. our eldest son in Plattsburgh called and told me to consider not coming. He said they have 6 inches of snow. I was disappointed but I have to drive to the mountains, first Maine Western mountains, I drive round the base of New Hampshire's Mount Washington. On a clear day the weather station is visible. Then we go to Vermont where the Green Mount... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:49:01 EST I thought I was after midnight again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149621 I looked at the clocks and they were all wrong. I even looked at the computer it was an hour wrong too. <BR> I was about to go to bed at 12 15 am when our son told me the hour was wrong. <BR> Today I have been super busy. Our son helped me to move my stove in the kitchen It was very heavy and the floor beneath was awful so I got the stove clean and tile clean and eventually everything clean. <BR> Then the kitchen floor and finally all the carpets on the first floor. <BR> Our son came home ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:01:03 EST Too much work is leaving me little time for Spark. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148345 I am overwhelmed right now. Our youngest son at the house has compulsory overtime. The yard has to be raked and since DH has a vision issue I have had to do it all. I never mind doing it but the yard is just under a quarter acre and it is in trees so the leaves from the fall and the twigs from the trees in winter makes a mess. <BR> This morning I thought it would rain. I went out and raked the grass the Pine cones and the twigs. I went out at 8:30am and was back inside just before noon. Every... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:00:15 EST Today was very productive, 12,000 steps and my acupuncture session was good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146887 Tomorrow DH and I are going out for the day. I need a nice day out with my DH. We will go early and drive to Camden. The Harbor at CAMDEN was the opening scene of PEYTON PLACE. Now if you know it you are about my age. <BR> The view was taken from Mount Battie. DH and I will be on top of the small mountain where the road winds up to the top. The Hill is not big bu on a clear day it is amazing. The have a granite look out tower and we will be at the top. Then we will do a little lunch. Then we... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:28:40 EST