NWCOUNTRYDANCER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NWCOUNTRYDANCER NWCOUNTRYDANCER'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/ Being Positive In The Face of Adversity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447204 It's been a long week. Mom is in the hospital with fluid on her lungs. Friend is in the hospital with pneumonia and on a breathing tube. Husband's uncle passed away early December. One of my employees's last day is tomorrow. I was up on the scale this morning. Yes, I still am working and smiling. Why? Because there are still positives and I cannot let the negativity in my life take over. <BR> <BR> My positives - Mom is getting help from doctors and my brother and her friends are there to hel... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:03:14 EST 2018 - Finding myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445945 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32463705-8e33-4e62-8c4b-7aad865cf471.jpg"> <BR> This is the year I turn 50. Somewhere in the last few or more years, I've lost myself. It's time to find me again. Time to start holding myself accountable and stop the excuses and get healthy. Time to accomplish things I haven't before. I CAN and WILL do this! ! Tue, 2 Jan 2018 01:32:34 EST Fun Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173942 I had a wonderful time this past weekend. Mark and I went to Spray, Oregon this past weekend to attend the Spray Rodeo. It was a blast. We left Wednesday night, got part of the way there and then camped. We got up Thursday morning and headed to our campsite at the Corn Cobb Ranch. If you have horses and want a great trip, you should check this place out. We did not have horses, but enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. They have horse corrals at most of the campsites as well as a picnic table and fi... Tue, 31 May 2016 18:36:36 EST And She's Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166387 Wow! I can't believe it's been 2 years since I've blogged!! Life has been crazy. I think my life was consumed by work and not being happy at my job. It's amazing how a bad work environment can send you into such a tailspin. Thing have improved in the last 6 months. People who had made this a horrible place to work are now gone. Several positive things have happened at work. My office was moved to a better location, I feel as if I am being respected and upper management has been coming and ask... Thu, 19 May 2016 15:03:14 EST Some Days You Go For It, Some Days You Rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743564 What a weekend! Saturday I got up early, are breakfast, did a 5k walk with my dog for the Hubbard Hops Festival, watched the Hops Festival parade from the front of my house, went and got a pedicure and a nail fill, then home to change, pick up a couple friends, off to dinner then to the Santiam Canyon Stampede Rodeo and finally got home about 11:45p. I was exhausted!! <em>2</em> I drank water all day to keep hydrated. <BR> <BR> Sunday I ended up sleeping in and then moved from the bedro... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:13:04 EST Where has the time gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734706 Time is just slipping past me. June was crazy with work and home. ANd now we are into July and it's already the 8th! <BR> <BR> The end of June I stepped wrong off my patio and sprained my foot. So I've been getting it worked on. In the meantime, 4th of July was a lot of fun with a BBQ at my house and then off to watch a rodeo. I took Saturday and did nothing but read......It was absolutely wonderful! <BR> <BR> Then SUnday was my birthday and I had my husband take me out to breakfast and t... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:17:09 EST April and May have been crazy - I need life to settle down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704414 It's been a while since I've written and done anything on Sparkpeople. Life has been throwing me some definite curves. In April I attended a conference out of stat the 5-9. Came back to my assistant registrar giving notice. <em>24</em> So off to get an ad in to do a hire. On the positive side, she said her last day would be June 10th, so that hopefully gave me some time. Because of this, instead of a conference she was going to attend, that meant I would be going. The week of the confere... Tue, 27 May 2014 13:28:31 EST Weekend News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614167 I earned a lot f activity points over the weekend. I had gone dancing Thursday night, taught and danced Friday night, then did a 45 minute walk with the pup and danced Saturday night. Sunday, however, not so much! The morning was busy spent prepping food for the Superbowl and lunches for the week. <BR> <BR> I also signed up for a couple of DietBets. You try and lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks and can earn money. So I though I'd try it and couldn't decide which one I wanted to join, so... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:27:25 EST Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611378 So I re-joined Weight Watchers the beginning of January and am doing well so far. Changing my eating habits, but still need to move more. Went to my parents and they had not healthy fresh food - so I went shopping. I bought things I felt like eating that were healthy. I even cooked a couple of healthy dinners for them. <BR> <BR> Also joined DIetBet. If you lose 4% of your body weight in a month, then you can win $. SO if I can do that, I can also meet my 5% goal for WW. Looking forward to ma... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:56:53 EST Believe in ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579804 I have figured out I need to believe in me. I need to get my confidence back in what I do. Somewhere in the last few years I have lost that. So I am starting back doing Wight Watchers as it worked for me in the past. I am getting more exercise. I am de-cluttering my life by going through the house room by room and getting rid of stuff I do not need or am not using. I started with my closet and got rid of five garbage bags of clothes. Yes, five. I am a clothes horse! LOL Next will be the cloth... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:53:25 EST Time Flies When You're Busy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564229 Wow! I can't believe how fast time is going by. I've been crazy busy at work, exhausted when I get home. I'm still teaching dance classes a couple times a month. And I have my puppy that I got in September keeping me busy. <BR> <BR> I a looking at getting back on track. I purchased Dolvett Quince's 3-1-2-1 Diet book. Basically you eat clean for three days, cheat for one, eat clean for two, cheat for one and then repeat the process. I felt like this will help me with the baby steps I need t... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:03:56 EST I looked in the mirror and I saw....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507966 my mother. And not in a good way. <em>24</em> I saw baggy eyes from not enough sleep, I saw a round, puffy face, I saw rolls of fat. It was awful and something I told myself I would never do. It's not as much weight as my mom has, but it's enough to make a difference. It's enough to make me feel inadequate. It's enough to make me feel depressed. I am no longer comfortable in my own skin. <BR> <BR> Why can't I seem to find the energy, motivation and willpower to lose the weight? To exerc... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:39:00 EST Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500578 I keep saying I want to lose weight, but I don't try too hard nor do I apply myself. I get lazy and lose momentum after a week. I need to believe in myself and what I can do and can accomplish. I need to figure out why I keep self-sabotaging myself. I have a plan for this week for lunches and breakfast and am working on dinners. Baby steps. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:50:49 EST Oh No! I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487279 So I went to friend's vineyard for his open house this weekend. A friend who I haven't seen in a long time came up to me and patted my tummy and said "what's this?" I replied "fat". She was a bit embarrassed as she thought I was pregnant. <em>24</em> I just laughed it off. <BR> <BR> Then I was getting ready to leave and went to say good-bye to my hostess and her mom and there was an old lady sitting at the table that wished me a successful pregnancy hoping I had fun with my baby.....Oy ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:16:58 EST 21 Day Sugar Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480882 I started a 21 day sugar detox. We will see how that goes. Just trying to get back on track. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:47:15 EST Biggest Loser Off Road Challenege http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444028 I signed up a few months ago for the Biggest Loser 5k Off-Road Challenge. I was planning to get in shape for it. Well, I didn't. I also didn't realize until yester, the morning of the challenge, that this was piggy-backed to the Spartan Race. Same course, same obstacles, but with the option of not doing obstacles, not timed and no burpees if you failed. Did I do all the obstacles? No. But I did a few of them and am proud of what I did do. The race ended up being about four miles not three. O... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 10:09:46 EST Trying To Get Back On The Wagon - Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441161 I keep falling off the wagon and then get back on. I was thinking about that about how I can't seem to stick with something and I give up. Then I try again. And then clarity struck. I may get off the wagon, but I do keep trying to get back on. It's only a failure if you stop trying. So I will not stop trying. And when I fall off, I will get back on. One of these days I will stay on for longer and longer periods of time. But to give up and stop and is NOT an option. <em>386</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:08:10 EST Great weekend ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422557 I took 2 days off for a 4 day weekend. My husband I rode with some friends to Eastern Oregon to the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally. I put over 1000 miles on the bike. It was a great weekend. Here is a pic. I wanted to add more, but it is not letting me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1536027036.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:49:32 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360196 So it's been a crazy week, but I've two great things to get me back on track. One, I've been eating healthier and two, I've started exercising again. I've picked up my kettlebells and started with the workouts on LiveFitRevolution.org. They have free workouts and challenges. So I've been sore the last couple days, but it's that good sore you get after working out. I just need to add some walking into my day and I'll be good! Sat, 18 May 2013 12:34:37 EST Working on my Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352283 Trying to get myself together and find my motivation. I have been looking for high and low. Can't find it under the couch, on the kitchen table or outside. I believe it is inside me, just needing to be dusted off and rekindled. So trying to look inside and find it. Because it seems to be shy, I am going to have to coax it out gently. So small steps. Like a great salad with homemade ginger sesame dressing. Moving a little bit more. Drinking a little more water. The smaller steps help you to ta... Fri, 10 May 2013 15:05:10 EST Work is Overwhelming Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344406 So much has been going on the last couple weeks at work. I have been busy with a new system training and trying to learn it. I ended up working late last night. I ended up with a headache and still had it this morning. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately because the training has been so mentally exhausted, I have not felt like getting on Sparkpeople and have been just doing basics logging into make sure I get my attendance points. <BR> <BR> They want to go live by the end of this month, beginning of ... Fri, 3 May 2013 12:57:26 EST Mi Vida Loca & No Gym For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335509 So my crazy life keeps on getting in the way of everything: workouts, sparking, house cleaning, etc. I have been going, going, going from the time I get up until bed. I go to work, then have something that I have scheduled myself for after work then get home around 10 and head to bed. Wake up the next morning and do it all over again. This also means I am not cooking or eating too healthy. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So I am trying to work out a plan. I was going to join a gym, but they never ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:35:49 EST No Gym Yet - Bad Customer Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324043 So I left work early on Thursday to check out a gm close to my house. I was given a little tour but in order to sign up you have to go through an orientation first, which is fine. So I asked if it would be possible to schedule it for 5am Monday morning since I was going to be out of town this weekend. He took my name and number and said he would check and they would call me. No call came Friday and I started to re-think that maybe it was too early. So on Saturday I called back and talked to s... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:14:26 EST Making it Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319926 So tonight I am leaving work early and heading to the local gym and sign up. Not working out tonight as I will be going dancing and have to pick up a friend, so I won't have time. I am thinking I will go work out early in the morning before our trip and then do it again starting Monday morning. Working out in the morning will be great for me because - 1) I'll have more energy throughout the day and 2) I get my "me" time in the morning which I have seemed to have lost with my husband's change ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:47:19 EST Why Do I DO This To Myself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318633 So I seem to constantly overbooking/scheduling myself. By doing this I am realizing I cannot concentrate on me. This has always been a habit, but I think it has gotten worse. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Right now it is busy with the beginning of term where I work. Processing lots of items for students, changing schedules, etc. And then last Friday I started my WTH was I thinking?! Friday night I taught a dance class, which was going well until one of the band members who plays in the live band ... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:14:57 EST Dancing Tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311800 So tonight is my "play" night. My husband and i both go to the local country bar and dance - couples and line. Thursday is line dance night, at least that is what is taught. Looking forward to getting some activity and some socializing. Tomorrow night I teach, so I'll be active then as well. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 19:10:53 EST Seeking Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310833 So as much s I promised myself I would start exercising this week, I haven't done a thing. I will get some activity the next three drays. Thursday and Friday I will b dancing and Saturday I will be taking a kickboxing class that I won at the Portland Women's Expo. So it's a start. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:39:01 EST Schedule Disrupted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308909 Do you every have one of those days your schedule is disrupted? Today is mine. I get up at a certain time, I have my "me" time and usually leave the house before the hubby wakes up. Today he decided to get up at same time as me. Totally disrupted my schedule and made me a little grumpy. I like to do through my morning routine and I kept having to change it this morning. Ugh! Tue, 2 Apr 2013 13:01:38 EST No Fooling Anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307816 April 1st is April Fool's Day. Well, I've been fooling my self for quite awhile and it's time to stop. No more wiring out goals and not doing anything to accomplish them. No more writing menu's and not cooking them. No more saying I am going to exercise and sitting on the couch instead or thinking up a myriad of excuses. I'm not fooling anyone, not even myself. I know that if I don't get active and eat right, I won't be losing the weight. So fool on me if I continue to do this. I don't want t... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:44:43 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306909 Hope everyone had a happy Easter. I spent the day with friends and family and got in a wonderful motorcycle ride. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:34:27 EST Decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305659 So I was supposed to go with some ladies today on a ride for a surprise retirement/birthday party. But something told me stay home, so I did. Because of this, I got spend some wonderful quality time with my husband. I realized it had been awhile and we needed that "we" time just the two of us. After the "we" time, he went to work on his truck, I mowed the back yard until the tire decided to break, so the the front yard didn't get done. Tonight I'm teaching, so we'll e off to do that soon. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:30:45 EST Monday is the day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304649 Monday is the day I am getting back on track. The day I am taking control of my life again instead of letting it control me. Between work and re-doing the kitchen, I've been a mess for over a month. It shows in the stress I am carrying, the way I can't sleep and the weight I am gaining. 5.2 pounds in the last 10 days alone!! This needs to stop and it is up to me to do it. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:41:46 EST Another Crazy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302413 The end of term is a busy time at work. Collecting grades from instructors, dealing with students who want to know before everyone else what their grades are, getting upset when I won't divulge them and tell them they have to wait until we mail them. (I'll be glad when the new system is online and they can check their grades online.) Unfortunately right now I tell students I cannot deal with student issues until the following week as I must get all the logistical stuff I ned to done. Otherwis... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:44:52 EST Frustrting Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301498 End of term processing with grades is always frustrating and hectic. But it has been worse the last couple terms due to an instructor that doesn't get his grades in on time even though several reminders are sent out. He is a bit belligerent and seems to think the rules don't apply to him and consistently gets them in late. Information has been taken to his supervisor, yet nothing is done. This makes out work harder, especially if we have t issue incompletes. We usually do grades in a batch,... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:24:03 EST “Infamous” Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299400 From “The Food Lovers Make it Paleo” Cookbook <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 5 slices nitrate-free bacon <BR> ¼ cup pure maple syrup <BR> 3 cups blanched almond flour <BR> 1 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 2 eggs <BR> ½ cup pure maple syrup <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> ½ cup coconut oil, unrefined <BR> 1 ½ cups 72% dark chocolate chips <BR> <BR> Prep time: 20 minutes <BR> Total cook time: 35 minutes <BR> Makes approximately 24 cookies <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to bake at 350 degrees F. In... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:44:58 EST Cleaning and baking fool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295725 So I've spent the last two days cleaning and cooking and getting ready for my guests that will arrive tomorrow. No, the house is not perfect. But that's ok. I have to remember they are coming to see me and not my house! LOL I have a lot of fresh food in the fridge. Cooked chicken that I had cooked in the crock pot and then de-boned and shredded. I have sweet potatoes cooking. Did some bacon and made a kale and beet salad with toasted almonds and pumpkin seeds. I also have strawberries, cucum... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:48:15 EST Issues With Sleeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293912 I usually sleep pretty well. However, lately I have been problems staying asleep. I wake up several times during the night and wake up exhausted. Hope this little cycle ends soon. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:05:59 EST Happy Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291512 Busy week at work. Finals week so processing grades, talking to students, meetings regarding the new Academic Information System and feeling rushed on it. <em>24</em> Getting ready to leave soon and need to doa little shopping. Probably stop on the way home. Hoping to cook in the kitchen tonight so I can make some meals for this week. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:07:04 EST 5K Walk today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290511 I did the 5k Shamrock walk with friends today. Last year I had been exercising before the walk and it made the walk really easy. This year I have been lax and struggled even though I finished. My energy level was down and I tired more easily. It definitely makes a difference to keep the exercise up. But it was a beautiful day. No rain!! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:18:35 EST Monday - Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283395 Well I made I through the day with the one hour less of sleep. Have to be up early tomorrow to head to get work and then a cooking class in the evening. Getting ready for 5k walk on Sunday. Definitely not as in shape as last year. But I'm still doing it. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:38:00 EST Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280505 So I've always wanted to try climbing a rock wall. They had one for free today at the Portland Women's Expo. Here is me doing it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2057496963.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l628615622.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l271870423.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989292981.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l293300694.jpg"> <... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:40:23 EST Very Inspirational Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279260 On my Twitter feed I ran across a tweet by James CLear on How to Actually Stick to your goals this year: <BR> Amazing!! <link>jamesclear.com/identity-based-habits </link> <BR> <BR> I've always thought about big picture and didn't really comprehend how to break things down, but his blog make me understand. I have some homework this weekend! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:41:39 EST Got Dun Run Over By The Wagon This Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277816 This week has been crazy. I've over-scheduled myself the last couple weekends and then during the week. My other frustration is my kitchen being out of order. Because we are (and by we I mean my husband! LOL) retexturing the kitchen and then painting. Sheets are covering all the counters, the stuff that was on the counters in now on my kitchen table AND a fold out table. I hate disorganization and this is driving me crazy. So because the kitchen has been in flux for about 4 weeks. Yes, 4 week... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:32:50 EST Great Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255092 Had a lot of fun dancing this weekend. Some friends who haven't seen me asked how much I have lost. I said "nothing", they couldn't believe it. So I must be losing inches. Which is good. <em>41</em> But I'd still like it to show on the scale. A lot of activity walking, dancing, participating in a skit during the dinner show. Brought my own healthy food. Ate pretty well. Should have drank more water. But it was a blast to see everyone. <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures. <BR> These are my d... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:05:56 EST Hlfway though the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249866 Nice short work week for me. Only three days. Tomorrow is my Friday!! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:42:55 EST Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247139 Today was a good day on working n some of my personal goals. Definitely taking a step in the right direction. Now hopefully the things I did today will pay off in the near future. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:43:32 EST New Style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245861 So the haircut I needed came out well. The stylist was young but did a great job. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1611125528.jpg"> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:52:00 EST Trepidation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243104 Definition from Merrian-Webster is that trepidation is a nervous or fearfil feelin of uncertain agitation or apprehension. <BR> <BR> So I have a bit of trepidation about getting my hair cut unexpectedly tonight. Each of us has our vices, our vanity about something. Mine is my hair. I've always loved my hair. Long, blond and healthy. Only lately it's not been so healthy. I recently noticed that something was amiss about my hair. The left side seemed to be getting thinner and shorter than the ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 17:07:06 EST Stresses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240988 I seem to have a lot of stresses lately. Work stresses, at home stresses, Too much going on a work and I feel like I'm drowning. At home, kitchen town apart and counter item in dining room on the kitchen table and a folding table. Sheets over counters and dust on the sheets. Also need to learn a new dance I am teaching next weekend. So a lot going on, Thu, 7 Feb 2013 00:25:02 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238050 Felt out of sorts all day, a bit on the grumpy side. I think it is just feeling a lot of pressure at work. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:51:50 EST