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 wrote a blog about our senior college and DH and I have a class about funerals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341035 I wrote it well and I was very happy we are going to class to learn how to make a will and find out about how funeral arrangements. <BR> <BR> I wrote a lot, I am certain it went and now I am thinking about it was not appropriate. <BR> <BR> DH and I were concerned the class would be morbid but the instructor gave us a lot of information and this was our second class and everyone was saying this is a great class. <BR> It definitely is. <BR> I wish I had written a long Blog but now it is cond... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:26:52 EST Woo Hoo, Our Grand daughter had two first trophies today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338985 DH and I went to the Theatre and the family went to Karate competition. <BR> Our GD has two tall trophies and if they ever get out of here they will need a trophy room. <BR> <BR> She loves Karate. <BR> <BR> We love the theatre and we are finding some more theatres across Maine. <BR> There are theatres on the coast and the tourists fill them up so we go to Senior college in winter and our Public theatre is also going all through the winter. <BR> <BR> We like to find the places to go to... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:30:49 EST Our family are safe and very tired. They are all in bed by now.-So are the dogs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338530 Our son went to work at 5 am. He did not tell me what time we were going. I assumed it would be later in the day so I went to the Y and I walked over 7,500 steps. <BR> I did walk fast because I thought our son was at his work. <BR> DH was at a senior college class -Classic movies, so I was on my own. <BR> <BR> DH goes to watch old movies and I do not go, that way he can chat to his buddies and apparently he is a real movie critic. The person who is in charge of the movies likes to have DH t... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:55:38 EST Our GrandDaughter and our DIL will be home tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338090 Our son and I might go with him to pick them up. Now the forecast is snow says the weatherman. <BR> We shall see tomorrow. Our son was in bed very early so he can get up at the crack of dawn and he is going to work and then come home early and drive to the train station and bring them back. <BR> <BR> I think DH is staying home with the dogs. DH and I had to go to an appointment about 70 miles away and it was a very busy day on the highways and we love to go North and our area is not nearly a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:45:37 EST We had a big mess with a virus of some kind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337615 I have had over 2 hours to get to where I discovered my Norton. <BR> Somehow it was gone. <BR> We have got it back and it took a long time so I am so annoyed about not noticing . <BR> <BR> Pat in Maine Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:59:11 EST Our small birthday party was awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337014 Our son came home and he was ready to eat. He always goes to bed early so does his wife. <BR> His daughter usually stays up late since she is home schooled and she can get out of bed and start her classes in her pajamas. <BR> After her parents go to bed our GD starts to read and study. It works for them so he eats earlier. <BR> <BR> We went to the restaurant and we all wanted different meals. I wanted steak, a small sirloin, it has been ages I have steak and it was excellent. <BR> DH loves F... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:11:52 EST Tomorrow we will take our son for his birthday WooHoo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336074 His Wife and daughter are in Las Vegas and so DH and I are going to have a threesome. <BR> <BR> We will sit and chat and I hope it is a nice relaxed time together. <BR> <BR> I doubt it will ever be as simple as this. We will have a nice time. He is a person who is always smiling and loves to laugh, Pat in Maine. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to this. It was just a co-incidence but I love it. <em>214</em> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:27:29 EST Our son is at the airport in Las Vegas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335049 He left Thursday in the afternoon. <BR> They arrived early Friday am in Las Vegas <BR> Friday were meeting people and late to bed <BR> Saturday was the wedding at 4 pm and he left the reception to get to the airport. <BR> He just called from Las Vegas he will be back to Augusta Maine at 1 pm. <BR> He will drive home and he will take a short nap and off to his bed time. <BR> <BR> Some light snow was forecast for us tomorrow but it will be only an hour from airport to home and his dogs. <BR>... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:48:24 EST We had a birthday Party, just our walking buddies and I. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334597 When our birthday comes round we all go to a fancy restaurant. We all have a good meal and after we get the bill the Birthday person does not see her bill. Today there were just three of us and it was a very nice chat with just three of us. <BR> <BR> I wanted a salad and I saw the menu and it was a fabulous salad with Maple Salmon. <BR> That DH and I is our favorite way to cook our Atlantic Salmon.. <BR> Today there were so many favorites of mine I just had to have it. <BR> Salmon, 3 kinds ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:21:31 EST Well they are not yet. The dogs are looking out for them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334109 I never thought these dogs are looking for their people. <BR> The Chihuahua is sitting look up at me and she wants to go out doors but not for the bathroom she is looking at their car in our driveway. <BR> <BR> She keeps looking for them from the top of the stairs and the dogs have always been in their rooms in the basement. <BR> <BR> I am wondering what is going on in the night. I think we should go to bed, I am thinking I might have to sleep in the recliner with the Chihuahua but the Be... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:57:14 EST Hi there we are taking our Sons family to the train. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333643 Today our son has got his tickets to go to Nevada to go to our Daughter in Laws mother. Her Mother will be remarried and they wanted to go for two weeks but our son had to work and his daughter was In a black belt Karate exhibition. They were going after the Karate exhibition and they were doing it with the HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS. <BR> <BR> That was such a great experience and then off to the wedding. Alas they went for the tickets to Las Vegas and they were cancelled because there was going ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:39:15 EST We are listening to the Blizzard. It is still snowing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333121 We are listening to the blizzard but so far it is a rather quite one. <BR> Tomorrow we will have to take care of the snow removal. <BR> Our son and family took vacation for DIL her mother is getting married in her home town Las Vegas. <BR> So far they do not have tickets they will have to look at flights for Thursday. <BR> <BR> I wanted to chat but the wind is getting stronger, I will promise to write a better Blog. The wind is louder so I feel better getting myself to my bed. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:40:46 EST I have to tell you all. I love everything except I cannot keep my concentration. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331573 I have done a lot of writing today, and every time I go to the trackers my mind is a blank. <BR> I wish the photos were somewhere else. I cannot concentrate on my writing and my mind is wandering to the photos and interfering with my concentration. <BR> <BR> I will have to talk to my Dr. I love this place but today I cannot find even how to get to my pages. I cannot even find my food. I cannot find the people I talk to on the message boards and now there are so many of them and my friends ... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 22:52:10 EST I had to solo to Portland Maine and I got lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331061 DH had an appointment at his Cardiologist and it was supposed to snow by noon. I decided to get my X-ray they had made for me to show the Dr at the Spine clinic. <BR> I came down 60 miles from Augusta where we live. It was heavy traffic and a bit of snow at first. <BR> I got off the first exit and I should of used the second exit, a quarter of a mile ahead. <BR> I saw the AAA building and I asked for a route map. I knew I was just about a mile to the door at the Drs office. <BR> <BR> I go... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:03:46 EST I was glad I did my gazelle watching CBS this morning (I THINK) I never put TV on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330510 Then I went to Spark and my day went down, down and down. <BR> I could not find anything at all. I saw huge photos and I was certain I had a problem with the Computer. <BR> <BR> I had two back to back appointments so I was out till well after lunch. <BR> <BR> There was a phone call to have a cortisone shot in my leg but I did not know the Dr or the place to go. It was a recording and I have no way to contact them since there office or wherever just left me in the lurch. <BR> <BR> I went t... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 21:46:26 EST We had more appointments today. This was a good one WOO HOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330044 DH and I had to drive to Waterville 20 plus miles away. <BR> We were running late since one of the dogs was limping. <BR> I had to cancel last weeks since it was foggy and so I could not have my eyes dilated for the tests they wanted to do. <BR> <BR> This morning was almost the same as last week. Our Granddaughter is Virtual schooled so she was home and the Chihuahua was beginning to walk properly so DH and I went a bit late for us so we had to do the fast lane. <BR> We got to the eye Dr a... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 23:42:46 EST It is still all about beds. Tomorrow we will check out the internet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329503 We are going to Waterville for my eye examination. My glasses are not helping my reading these days. <BR> There are a number of stores we have not been in but I did see a sleep shop, just opened so we will look around. <BR> <BR> I have to go to bed. I am trying to find another hour at a time. <BR> HUGS Pat in Maine. <BR> <BR> Good night Pat in Maine. <BR> So sorry it is short. !! Tue, 7 Mar 2017 22:35:23 EST I am off to my bed, I have to sleep better. I need a bed that is easier to get in and out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328995 I cannot sleep these days, I have to go to the living room to sleep in my recliner. <BR> Sleeping in the bed I cannot get comfortable. I have tried to lie flat but my back is not very well these days. <BR> Sleeping in the recliner is easy on the back. Getting up from the recliner when I drop the foot rest area that goes down, the back of the seat pushes my body to a good place to allow my feet to get on to the floor. Then I can stand up with my back straight. <BR> <BR> When I get out of be... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 23:20:14 EST The concert was a great success. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328448 We had a great concert at University of Maine. <BR> There were 4 musicians and every one was a teacher in Maine in Beaudoin, Bates and Colby. <BR> The flute and bass Flutist. Carl Dimow has been at Colby college over 36 years. I had never seen a bass flute and it is about 4 foot long. <BR> Another Flutist is also at Colby College and her repertoire is amazing. <BR> David Newsam plays 7 string Guitar and the Mandolin. He brings decades of experience in Jazz Classical. He has been teaching a... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 23:49:22 EST We have been re-arranging the rooms again. I want a vacation too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6324209 I love my Gazelle, it is one of the originals. I can get on it and just keep on going. <BR> DH likes to use it twice a day, each time he does 30 minutes. <BR> The Gazelle has been in the living room for so long I never think about moving it. <BR> <BR> Our DIL has sometime has to do night work and so she needs to sleep in the day time. <BR> <BR> I knew the Gazelle was right over the room where she is sleeping so DH and I did not do as much in the morning and afternoon. <BR> I have been wal... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:31:39 EST We bought the curtains and rod. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322599 We went out to buy the curtains. I wanted a black rod just to get the effect. I like black in places. <BR> There were just regular rods and I never thought about a curved rod. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, well in fact I have three appointment's so I will bring my computer and we will look at a curved rod. <BR> I have to take in to consideration the bathroom is a narrow one. <BR> I have brought the washer and dryer up stairs in to this bathroom It is so very convenient. We did it several years ago. ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:17:37 EST Tomorrow we are going to find curtains for the bathroom and more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322048 <BR> I am really happy with just taking the glass doors off the bath tub. <BR> I was able to get off all the adhesives and it looks good. <BR> We are going to buy the shower curtain, the rod and curtains for the window I am going to have a much nicer bathroom. <BR> This will be the very first time I am going to "SHOP" for our bathroom. <BR> I am excited about it. I usually make everything for the house besides carpets. I made the curtains and most of the bed spreads. <BR> It is odd but I j... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:42:52 EST Maine felt like Spring, the river is flowing and the birds are back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321572 Alas the birds are back and this week will be very cold. <BR> The better news is we are not having snow and the mild weather has taken the snow down to the roads and also our Patio. <BR> I will be putting the feeder on the snow and I hope it will be easy to add more bird feed. <BR> <BR> The dogs are fenced in but the squirrels will be around. I love the birds arriving back. I like to listen to their songs. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we will take a drive to the Greenhouses and check on what they ar... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:21:02 EST I am so tired I have to try for the fourth time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320604 The same virus came back so I shut it down till our son came home from work. <BR> His wife is working nights because they are going to Las Vegas to her mothers wedding and she volunteered to do this because they will get a bit more money. <BR> They are both going with their daughter our son has to come right back because he has to work. He flies back after the wedding and our DIL will stay in Las Vegas and she and Emily will be happy to see cousins and aunts and uncles. <BR> They are excited... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:04:04 EST I am trying to get the new tracker to my computer but there was a virus so our son ran a scan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320058 The scan is still running so I am wary of trying to add the Fit bit. <BR> <BR> I think I will try tomorrow. <BR> <BR> If there is a scan running and I have no clue what it is doing I will not interfere. Our son will be working and I will be cleaning the house. <BR> DH has a lot of shredding for us so best bet is just get an early night to bed. <BR> I owe it to myself. <BR> Pat in Maine. <BR> Now Defender is making noises so I will just do nothing. <BR> The scan said it is Malware, wha... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:25:21 EST The concert was very good and everyone went home happy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318584 The concert was lively. <BR> A few ladies danced the aisles and it was definitely a success. They were giving encores. <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <BR> We had to pick up and we always got to the 99 Restaurant. <BR> <BR> There were five of us at the table and I had my favorite baked SCROD. <BR> I had to get home and I was weary and I just sat in my recliner and I was really tired. <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:50:35 EST A short blog tonight. We have better weather this week, we hope for a crowd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318118 The PLAID BUTTERFLIES are a popular with many. They have a good following and we have listened to them in a restaurant. <BR> They love to play the BEATLES and popular songs and often the audience get in to the act. We had a last concert a week ago and they were still available so I am happy to listen to them. <BR> <BR> DH and I have everything ready to give out the refreshments. These concerts are $10.00 and in the intermission we offer cold drinks, we cannot have coffee in case some one sca... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:40:10 EST ALAS, I got a call from the Drs office, he does not do cortisone shots. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317668 I was quite sure the Dr. did not give shots but the young lady who called and told me the GP will do a cortisone shot called back and apologized and she said I have to see the orthopedics. I have bursitis in both hips and I have to have someone to show me how I need to manage it. <BR> <BR> I have a long history with a lady I had sewn for in my alteration business. I did her Wedding dress and she moved to Portland. It was years until I saw her again. <BR> <BR> My previous GP advised me to ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:48:55 EST Getting back to baking- Finally. Now I can use the TV remote, that is DH's domain. I rarely do TV. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316756 My wrist was operated on January 5th. For days I was regretting the inconvenience. <BR> I had too many obstacles that required both hands. <BR> I had to ask DH to open canisters and Zip-lock bags . I could not use my Food saver and DH had so many chores to help me. <BR> <BR> I did finally master the TV. I was bored so I sat in my recliner and I took hold of the TV remote and now I can find our recordings and now I can even watch Dr OZ, never before so I can finally work the TV. <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:43:13 EST We had a Blizzard in Augusta Maine. We had 2 days and nights with snow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315720 The snow has been more like sand. It certainly has not been the usual snow flake. <em>425</em> <BR> Saturday snowed and in the night it was cold. Sunday it was heavy snow again and our University concert was postponed till next Sunday. <BR> This morning it was still just white outs. Our son got up at 5a.m. and shoveled the deck and snow blow the big driveway. There are four cars, 2 in garage and 2 more in driveway. We are at the end of a Cul-de-sac and the city plow has to come back to our... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:31:04 EST Thank you Spark friends, I am feeling better. Thanks for the way to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314675 Today I have been educated about Spark. <BR> I did not do a lot of exercise but I had the house to clean and I made a nice supper for DH and I. <BR> <BR> Outside the house the snow is still coming down, we used to have heavy snow storms and schools were closed and the streets were busy with kids making snow men and sometimes snow ladies 50 years ago. <BR> Recently the kids are rarely outside, computers and electronics are more important than exercise and having fun. <BR> <BR> There hav... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:22:55 EST I feel inadequate I am not a computer person. I gave up my tracker and now I feel lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314184 I have been looking at trackers, or whatever they are called now. <BR> I have three Spark trackers, I loved them. I would love a tracker but all I see are complicated things that I have to put on my wrist and so far my hands cannot do this tracking business.. <BR> <BR> For this old lady who never wanted a computer and only use it as a type writer to keep in touch with so many friends on Spark. <BR> <BR> For the last few weeks I have tried everything. I already had a LIFETRAK our son and D... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:44:59 EST We drove through a snow storm and it was iced in on the wind shield. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313684 We called the Eye Dr and asked for cancellation. We had appointment for DH was 11 am and we were brought forward to 10 am. We checked the forecast and it said the snow will begin at noon. We thought we were smart because we wanted new glasses for DH. <BR> We drove to the interstate and as soon as we drove on we saw what was smoke across the road. <BR> It was ice crystals and it enclosed the car with ice. It was ice on the wind shield. We had drove out of the garage and all was well but 10 min... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 22:31:56 EST I went to my Dr appointment and he decided to X-Ray my hip, I have to go to an Orthopedic. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313081 This is my time to crumble to pieces. <BR> My knee was December. <BR> My hand was January and I knew it would be about 2 months. <BR> I have a rotator cuff but I did ask for PT first. <BR> I had one about 6 years ago on my right shoulder and it was three months till it was healed. <BR> After my hand surgery I have an appointment for X-rays and evaluating the rotator cuff. <BR> I went to see my Dr for an A1c and he was examining my feet and as he lifted my leg I was hurting in my hip. He ... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 21:18:28 EST Today was a crazy day. Our GD BIRTHDAY and she is home schooled so we were her guests. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312037 Today DH had a very sore foot. His Podiatrist had cut DH toe nails and DH told him he had a callus and the podiatrist used the Dremel tool to remove the callus. DH was very sore on his foot that needs his Brace to walk. <BR> I called the Podiatrist in Portland and they would fit him in this afternoon. Portland is 60 miles one way so we drove down and the Podiatrist checked out the toe and he did what he could and Dh felt better. <BR> We drove back home another 60 miles. <BR> I had called our ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 23:05:32 EST Second time to post. I am going back to the Y and I hope I can get some walking tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311471 I totally miss my walking. I have been able to do the gazelle and It is difficult to walk on the gazelle using one hand. <BR> When I try to get to an hour it is just too difficult. <BR> Tomorrow I will go back to the walking indoors and it does not need to keep my balance. <BR> <BR> I can only do 30 minutes ,I tried the hour and because I was not able to balance and cannot keep hold of the handle bar it really makes my cramping back and in pain afterwards. <BR> <BR> I hope I can go and if ... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 23:24:46 EST We went to a play and it was excellent. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310943 My walking Buddies and DH and I have season tickets to the State Theatre(English ). <BR> The play was very good and we had a good crowd. <BR> DH and I sit in the front row so that he can see everything. He has macular degeneration and I asked the ticket holders If D.H. can have a seat there. Lucky for us another couple is no longer taking those seats. <BR> I sit with him and not the others but we talk about it later. <BR> <BR> After the performance we left the Theatre and there were thick ... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 22:27:58 EST How did I forget to blog. I wrote one and it just disappeared. It was short. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309928 Like this short Blog. <BR> We are going to have a busy day tomorrow. I have my PT finally and I am ready to get some movement in my left arm. My arm was OK but suddenly my shoulder can hardly move it right now. I hope it is because I have had any other exercise because the whole family have been down with it. I was the last to catch it and it is hanging on. <BR> <BR> I am hoping I can get back to the Y and I am really looking forward to see my walking buddies. DH still is tired after shove... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 23:52:32 EST A birthday present that he would cherish. It did not cost much but it made him very happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308091 It was my DH birthday. We did have something planned a week ago then everyone in the house was sick. DH was especially sick so I washed his Bi-Pap machine and still I got his cold. I have been coughing and my throat is really sore from it. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a milestone birthday.We decided to go out to dinner close by and we invited the family . <BR> <BR> DH and I like 99 restaurant and so the five of us went there. I like to be in the big room. There were new waitresses and a new host... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:35:25 EST Today was another coughing sneezing and now ears are aching. DH is a bit better tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307564 Tomorrow is DH 80th Birthday. <BR> A week ago I had plans for his birthday but he was not feeling well. <BR> He was coughing and sleeping and eating. I had hoped we could go out to a restaurant. <BR> <BR> Monday I was not feeling well, I did have an appointment for PT. DH has to drive me and in the waiting room he was coughing very hard. He went to the car park and waited. We had cough drops and tissues in the car. I had a good look at my hand and it is doing very well just 4 more weeks in... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:43:45 EST Saturday was doing very little. We went to the pharmacy and went right home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306947 We have been watching TV and I am sneezing and keeping everyone out of the way. <BR> I look like Rudolph and it will not stop sneezing. <BR> I am going to bed earlier and see how it will be in the morning. <BR> I think I am catching up with DH. <BR> DH helped me to make our meals. I did do healthy ones. <BR> We are staying away from the family, they were the ones who started these colds but we are taking precautions and trying to stay out of our way. <BR> They live in the downstairs and th... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:57:40 EST Went to bed at 10pm and awakened at 5am, I could not sleep so I played with the TV. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306418 Up until now I rarely wanted TV on, except the Public Television. <BR> DH was sleeping and I got out the remote and I tried to switch it on and off. Next I managed to find The Dr OZ show and he was talking about how many other foods that were so much better for the body and so I was very interested today. <BR> There was an early call and I have seen DH switch the program and he switches to Record. <BR> I have seem him do that so I did it for me. <BR> When DH was watching Jeopardy I knew just ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:36:14 EST Today was staying indoors and sleeping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305883 Tonight I will try to get to bed to see if I can sleep 8 hours. <BR> My hand is sore so I am taking medication. It looks very good but I have to remember they took the bone out so that is why it is hurting inside. <BR> Pat in Maine. Goodnight. <em>102</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:43:11 EST Surprise,surprise we heard no winds last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304678 DH and I have colds. DH has a really bad chest cold, mine is just the tissue box cold. I am sneezing but DH is hacking and coughing. He came to bed and eventually he went to the recliner. <BR> The first thing in the morning I asked about the wind and he said there was no wind. <BR> <BR> I was supposed to go for my first P.T. appointment at 1:30pm. The phone rang and my therapist asked if I was going to come for your PT. I said yes of course. <BR> She said there were cancellations and I aske... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:39:00 EST We are waiting for the end of this extreme weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304121 The extreme weather across the country. <BR> Tonight the high winds are predicted to come up the east coast to the North east. <BR> We have been warm and snow is coming. The weathermen predicted extreme winds. <BR> <BR> DH and I are off to bed and hope we can sleep and we have the flashlights. <BR> <BR> We have a propane stove that does not run on electricity. We have a propane tank full last week and we have done what we can to stay safe. <BR> <BR> Off to bed Pat in Maine Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:28:42 EST Today both DH and I were sick today. He is sicker than I was. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303436 I awake at 10.30am I never do that. I left he bedroom and hit the doorway, I was feeling like Vertigo. Everything I looked at it seemed to go away. <BR> I decided to sit and wait till it goes away. <BR> <BR> DH started with a really bad cough and today he is holing his own. He was able to eat and I had bought cough syrup, he always prefer to just one. <BR> He has been taking it right on the hours. <BR> <BR> Today we were once again sitting in front of the TV watching the the PBS MARATHON o... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:14:04 EST I had a nice surprise today. I read my own blog because I never saw it last year. WooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302802 I was sparking and there was an illustration like stairs on the page. <BR> I did not pay much attention I was so busy getting my Sparking done. <BR> DH and I were in the house all day, he has a cold and I did not want to go out with my hand in my sling so we both wanted to watch some TV . <BR> We have more than thirty episodes of Downton Abbey. It fascinates us since we were born and raised in the area in the production. The names of the Cities, towns, villages and farms. DH and I used to ri... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:59:53 EST HI there, I am trying again for photos. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301620 Hi there friends. I am trying again to get photos on my page. <BR> <BR> I am showing you my small thumb splint. <BR> <BR> Right now it is annoying for sure. My fingers are doing great. <BR> <BR> Alas is still hurting. The thumb has 6 weeks of Physical Therapy. There are 8 appointments. <BR> <BR> I had anticipated a couple of weeks because it healed well. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aaf70096-7000-4118-921a-060b6144f6bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:40:52 EST THOUGHTS FOR A SNOWY DAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300619 I TRY TO DO THINGS JUST RIGHT. IN MOST INSTANCES I AM A PERFECTIONIST. <BR> I NEED TO TRY TO GO WITH THE FLOW. <BR> <BR> I LIKE TO EAT MY HOME COOKED MEALS, SOME ARE GOOD BUT ONCE IN A WHILE A GREAT ONE APPEARS BUT STILL I DO MY TRACKER. <BR> TODAY THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS. <BR> <BR> OUR BODY IS NOT JUST AN EATING PLACE. IT HAS ALL KINDS OF REASONS WE CAN LET OUR SELVES DOWN. <BR> <BR> WE EAT OUR FOOD AND OFTEN FORGET TO MOVE SOME DAYS. <BR> WE EAT OUR FOOD AND DO NOT DRINK FLUIDS SOME DAYS... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:05:01 EST DH AND I WENT OUT FOR THE DAY, WE HAD BAD NEWS WHEN WE GOT BACK. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300300 DH and I had a day out. He needed to check in with the eye Dr to keep his driving license. <BR> After we got the papers all signed and it was a long wait but the eye Dr is 25 miles away. <BR> AFTERWARDS WE WENT TO THE HEALTH FOOD STORE. <BR> I BOUGHT MY BULK OATMEAL AND THEY HAD ICELANDIC HADDOCK. <BR> <BR> WHEN WE FIRST CAME TO U.S. WE COULD NOT FIND GOOD HADDOCK. A FRIEND TOLD US ABOUT A COMPANY THAT USED THE SAME ICELANDIC HADDOCK. <BR> MY MOTHER WORKED FOR A FRIEND IN THE EVENING AT... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:27:34 EST