PICKIE98's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PICKIE98 PICKIE98'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/ Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887682 We went to get our hair cut,, came home to chill,, just relaxing, took the effort to start the dishwasher.. Going through a stack or two of bills.. MOm's sure seem to pile up quickly. <BR> Tomorrow is a short work day for me, i cannot wait for the weekend. <BR> Today is my dear Aunt Evelyn's birthday,, she would have been 99 this year.. She died in 1996. She was the mom I should have had.. I miss her daily... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:07:41 EST Sad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887024 My very good friend's dad died this morning. I am talking to her right now and she is just getting used to the idea,,, his funeral is Friday and there is no visitation at the funeral home,, I will be working, so will not be able to go. <BR> <BR> She is relieved that he is not gasping for air anymore... <BR> <BR> They are just greeting people one hour before Mass at the church. No showing or anything. <BR> <BR> He died on my Dad's birthday,,today... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:04:16 EST Blizzard day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886415 Very cold, started snowing in the dark this morning. It is the fine, greasy wet snow that sticks hard and makes everything VERY slippery. IT took me twenty minutes to clear my car off in the parking lot. IT was still snowing at 6pm.. started at 6 am. After the first three inches, I am not sure how much more we got. <BR> Ah, Spring! Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:33:38 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885643 Well, it is a heat wave and we are enjoying it.22 degrees and we can actually breathe the air without having a scarf over our nose and mouth. Sun shining,,, <BR> <BR> I have been drinking a lot of water and it is really doing its' job keeping my kidneys busy. <BR> Tomorrow is my very long day at work, I am hoping they let me go home early.. <BR> Those last few hours are killers. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:59:55 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884926 Yesterday was NOT a busy day at all.I consider it a slow day. Every day I am gong from four a.m until about 9pm, non-stop. Weekends are slow times ... I have always been a list person so zipping around mufti-tasking comes naturally. Doing laundry and running the dishwasher,etc come from saving energy and heat in the summer months. Utilities cost less in off-peak times and since the dishwasher throws off so much heat and steam,I always run those things when everybody is finished with the ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:49:53 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884161 On the road in the dark to fill gas tank and gas cans. Brought them back home, returned to Krogers and shopped, got my Rx. (Store is only 3/4 mile from my house). <BR> <BR> Back home to unload groceries do some things,,then back on road to Dad's house to check mail. Snow is still piled too high and frozen too hard to plow at the end of the driveway, so we will just check the mail..I am SO glad i replaced the boiler so I can rest easy, knowing the pipes will not freeze. <BR> Then we will ... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:43:39 EST Friday, finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883806 We had a power outage at my workplace this morning,, 6:15am.. It made my day easier because I got my tasks finished while others were trying to get things up and running.Once the computers are down, For Get It! <BR> <BR> I did my thing and I just went along and did my jobs, came home,,not having to deal with anybody else the rest of the day. <BR> It is back to the bitter cold again.. 4 degrees in the sunshine, but I do not know what the wind chill factor is right now. I was going to go gas... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:44 EST Warming up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883234 It is 8 degrees outside!! I am not sure about the wind chill factor, but the sun is shining and that temp feels sweltering compared to last night. <BR> I wish I was one of those people who embrace the cold, the ice, snow and frostbite, but I have never liked cold weather.. born and raised in this state, you would think I would get the heck outta Dodge, but, alas, $$, job and family keep me here..If I was wealthy and mom was not alive, I would be on the road to sun myself on a rock, a beach, w... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:43:59 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882621 A long and tiring day at work. Chaos, noise and lots of tension.. none of it mine. I did work almost an hour extra though.. <BR> <BR> I just came home, took a nice shower and am sipping some hot, decaf green tea. Ahhh,, if I cannot have warm weather, I might as well enjoy hot drinks.. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:53:29 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881869 A good day at work, the usual ups and downs.. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow the people from corporate will be here to check on how we do things, right or wrong. I have been given my list of things to get done before they arrive and also after they are here..I do everything by the book anyway, so I just chit chat with them.. everybody else is nervous.. <BR> <BR> We are still in subzero temps and overcast skies.The sun was shining earlier, but I was too busy at work to see it. <BR> <BR> Good time s... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:03:37 EST Frigid Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881215 Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill factor.. Add another ten degrees for that,,-22F. <BR> No school again today. <BR> <BR> After work I had some more of moms banking to do, deposit another check so off we went. They put a two day... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:20:05 EST Frigid Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881214 Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill factor.. Add another ten degrees for that,,-22F. <BR> No school again today. <BR> <BR> After work I had some more of moms banking to do, deposit another check so off we went. They put a two day... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:20:02 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880680 Caught up on lots of sleep, did lots of little things around the house and engaged in some power naps.. Subzero temps keep me at a bare minimum movement. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:08:14 EST Airy tires http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880078 I finally got air in my tires,,yes, both drivers side tires were deflated somewhat. It is normal for winter here, but we still have subzero temps,,-20 at noon. <BR> <BR> DD and I ran errands before credit union closed, returned something at store, got a few groceries. Yesterday I got a $20 Krogers rewards check so I used it today, I then received a register receipt for money off my next order. We just picked up a few items, but everybody is just scurrying around grabbing what they n... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:32:25 EST I count the hours.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879454 until we get a temperature higher than zero. It is -21 degrees here with windchill..-11 actual at noon,, As the sun moves across the sky, that will drop again. <BR> DD still has that tummy virus, but guzzling the gatorade and immodium. I pray I do not catch it.. <BR> <BR> I never take any appliance or my car or home for granted. But for the Grace of God, I could be homeless and I pray for them during this frigid weather. My furnace works, I have blankets and a bed to sleep in; I hav... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:44:23 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878816 The thermometer in my car shows -6 degrees parked in the garage, so the actual temp is -29 degreesF!!! the air in one of my tires is a little low, so I was going to use our portable air compressor to fill it up.. It would not work no matter what I did, so I brought the whole machine inside to warm up. It is so cold in my garage, it will not start up!! That is cold..The air boxes at the gas station do not work either... <BR> <BR> I went into work an hour early this morning and stay over an... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:09:47 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877832 Apparently mom listened when I talked to her the day before. She took a shower yesterday morning. No hassles. <BR> <BR> basic care is such and such in assisted living. The more they need to assist her, the more she pays. They have tried multiple times a day with all staff to get her into the bath. NO go. The smell was getting to everybody. Today is salon day..maybe she will get her hair done. <BR> DD now has some intestinal virus,, spending the whole day in the rest room if you get ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:50:28 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877190 I will call mom's place today after I get home from work to see if she took her shower,,It has been a WEEk, that is why they are concerned. They also had to inform me because if they bathe her it adds about $450 to her bill.. <BR> She is stubborn, abusive ad rude. THat is her normal self. With her dementia, she does not even know she is dying. We are waiting for her most recent labs to see how much the renal failure has progressed. Last fall it was 10%. <BR> <BR> I may have to go there ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:18:46 EST getting closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876882 got a call form mom's assisted living. Now she is refusing to shower. Nurse has tried many times, whole staff too.. I told her to let me talk to mom via her cell phone. Mom would not answer me,, ,, <BR> <BR> I will have to go out there... I understand her kidneys are getting worse, But she still gets up to watch tv and eat. <BR> <BR> Her shower room is about three doors away from her door. Since her whole life revolves around herself and money, I will have to go out there and tell he... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:18:06 EST Very Frigid Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876235 Temps are in subzero teens right now.. We are hoping it warms up to ZERO by he end of he week. <BR> I am so glad we gassed up yesterday and got groceries. <BR> <BR> I just skyped my friend on Mustang Island (Galveston Island) in Texas. They camp there for the winter months.. She is upset because she will have to put a sweatshirt on because it was SUPPOSED to be 74 degrees, but alas, it is ONLY 70 degrees outside!! She was thinking of turning their furnace on!! <BR> <BR> They have a bea... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:54:05 EST Productive Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875570 DD and I were up in the dark 8 am.. went to do grocery shopping, , saved $24 in coupons and freebies,, ate breakfast and DD filled my gas tank from our reserve cans. <BR> I am doing laundry, did some pantry shopping in my basement for some vegetable soup makings later. This is great hot soup weather. <BR> <BR> I have been sifting through moms receipts form last year to shred and get tax prep papers together,, I organize them throughout the year, but when bill-paying, I toss those rec... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:44:14 EST Arctic Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875215 We now have subzero temps that will continue to drop tonight,, the subzero temps are DAYTIME actual temps, NOT wind chill. We go out only for essentials. <BR> <BR> I am going to take some good pain meds tonight since I do not have to work tomorrow.. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:15:43 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874630 Had a very short workday today. I am VERY SORE.. kind of like that day AFTER the first canoe trip you ever took. I have aches and pains in places I cannot reach, which seems to be a larger area every week! <BR> <BR> I did make the day more productive however, but going to the CU and moving some money around from my CD that matured. It is that "save to win" one that puts you in a drawing to win $$ every week for every $25 you invest. I have won three times at $50 each time, so I cont... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:22:56 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874012 To all of you who responded to me yesterday: A big thank-you to you all for your kindness and suggestions. I got my blessings from Scripture, of course. I was praying at work about it and I fell very hard! Fell on my face and right shoulder and both knees. Not sure if ti was the devil being angry that I was praying to get rid of him, but I went home early and iced my kneed and kept praying. <BR> <BR> It actually happened when I was praying against him.. scary, but I am reassured that ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:59 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873270 It seems like sleep eludes me most of the time. The night before I felt so rested, awoke refreshed and ready to go for the day. <BR> this morning before I awoke,I had a creepy dream about my Dad who will be dead 15 years March 11. It was very powerful, emotional and the very first dream I have ever had of him since he died. I was so upset by this dream that I almost did not go to work. i was physically and emotionally torn up and could not compose myself even driving to work. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:37:23 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872609 last night I slept so well!! I have not had that kind of sleep in years. I actually slept until the alarm went off! !I usually wake up and toss and turn until one minute before ti is supposed to ring and turn it off and get up. <BR> <BR> My dear doc told me to take aleve instead of the two 500mg tylenol I was taking at bedtime. IT works with the gabapentin just great! <BR> <BR> Today after work I had to go to mom's bank to move some $$ around from one account to another,,I need three che... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:18:10 EST Sleety sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871824 We are to get about two inches of snow mixed with some sleet.. It is kind of foggy , dark and cloudy, but it is also snow/sleet. <BR> <BR> I was miserable last night, but I got some great dedicated sleep and feel so much better today. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:39:04 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871060 Up and at 'em getting things done..clipping coupons, doing some stretches, strength exercises.. sorted laundry, made grocery list, organized some papers, showered, read the mail and paper...it is almost 6am!! <BR> <BR> Today is running errands to credit union, fruit market, grocery store. <BR> Yesterday, all day, my arthritis and fibro were in full flare. I could barely open and close my hand, was bent over to walk and no pain med helped. I think it may be the weather. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 06:54:38 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870815 We got a sort of heat wave today ,,24 degrees. We are supposed to feel 31 degrees tomorrow!! The pharmacist told me..he said he is getting his sunscreen and beach bag ready for tomorrow.. <BR> <BR> Not much going on this weekend...may take a trip to visit mom... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:24:34 EST Cold,cold Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870176 Bitter cold here, we got a little more snow overnight. More to come.. <BR> <BR> I opened my energy bill(gas and electric) and gasped! It is the highest I have seen since last year. I know we are very careful about the heat and short showers, etc. I am VERY curious to see what others paid for last months' energy. <BR> <BR> I would like to take my BP wile opening my bill, but that would require ELECTRICITY!! and a bigger bill!! LOL! Thu, 5 Feb 2015 16:05:44 EST More snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869445 It snowed all night and all day today. Now we have a few more inches..TEE-RIFIC. <BR> Work was easy today,, got to sleep in until 5 am.. <BR> No such luck tomorrow... Back to the usual 4am rising.. <BR> <BR> DD and I went to Walgreens yesterday after Cindy and Jeff left. <BR> <BR> It was senior day, so I got an additional 20% off my bill after totals. We hit the BOGO sale on Nature Made for my CoQ10. They only had one bottle of the 400mg, so they gave it to me for half off. I then got... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 14:24:20 EST Jeff to the rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868714 He is on his way to my home to figure out why I have no audio on my skype,,I can hear others, but they cannot hear me.. <BR> I have four new shirts still with tags on them , for him to try on.. NIce dress shirt and three casual ones. <BR> <BR> He is my hero when we have PC problems. HE lives about fifteen miles from my home but is running errands in the Tri- Cities, so he is on his way. <BR> <BR> We have more snow coming Thursday after the seven inches we got yesterday and more last night.... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:11:57 EST Snowed in at home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867957 I was out shoveling my driveway and sidewalk at four this morning..I did about ten feet and turned around... it had all blown back,,I could not tell I had even shoveled!!!! <BR> <BR> I kept shoveling so I could get my car out of the driveway for work.. I then had an asthma attack..I stopped, rested a minute, then kept shoveling.. I gave up on getting the snow shoveled down to the pavement, just kept scraping off the layers of the chest-high drifts across the driveway.. I finally got the d... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:09:17 EST Blizzard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867243 I woke up early again this morning, but went back to bed and when I finally awoke, I looked out my bedroom window. There is a building about 100 yards away and it looked like a big cloud of fog over it.. <BR> THe fog turned out to be a huge snow cloud coming towards my home. That was 11 hours ago and it is snowing even harder now. <BR> I tested my BS, took my BP, showered and went out to get the newspaper. We already had two inches at 8am. <BR> <BR> I did not do much after that, lo... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:27:36 EST Productive Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866525 i went to Krogers yesterday after work to pick up three Rx's and now I do not have to go this weekend. <BR> I slept fitfully even after taking a nerve blocker and the tramadol. I could not get warm. We keep our thermostat at 55 degrees at night, but I love it that way. I had a fleece nightie, flannel sheets, vellux blanket doubled on the bed, with a quilt. After almost two hours of tossing an d turning, I got up and got a new fleece that I got as a Christmas gift and spread that on my b... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:58:00 EST getting colder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866234 It is almost midnight.. We lost our cable service for quite while this evening.. <BR> <BR> No internet. <BR> <BR> glad it is the weekend, but expecting more subzero temps... wind chill.. I am breaking down and taking a pain pill before bedtime tonight.. Tomorrow will be cleaning and I need some real sleep. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:17:59 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865331 Talked to my doctor today. My x-ray results showed no fractures, however, he said I have advanced arthritis in both pelvis and hips. If I am still sore in a couple weeks, he will order something for pain. <BR> <BR> The other bad news I got was that he wants me to double my diabetes medicine. My A1c was 6.3..A month ago when I got tested in my diabetes ed class it was 6.1. IT is a very good number, but my FBS was 138. I am not happy with that, but will abide by it to help my health. ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:23:21 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864624 A balmy 20 here.. My Reynaud's disease is haunting me as is the fibro and arthritis in this weather. I think my hands are going in the paraffin bath this weekend. It takes a long time ti heat up the wax.. <BR> <BR> Had a nice day a work, but felt weird because i missed a day,I feel like today should be Tuesday, not Wednesday. <BR> <BR> I finally faxed Mitzi at American retirement Solutions and signed forms for some disbursement of $$ for mom's care. I keep trying to print out two pag... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:20 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863586 I was first in line for my lab work,, I am now headed out the door for the doc appointment, then off to my last diabetes ed class. <BR> It is still bitter cold here.. NO wildlife is appearing in the back yard,,but the birds are sure doing a number on the seed and suet cakes to stay alive.. poor babies.. <BR> <BR> I am praying for all of the people in the horrible snow storm out East..Anybody who has a compromised immune system should stay indoors today,,it hurts to breather here, outdoors. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:55:31 EST Freezing Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863122 I had a very early work day today,but it was good day. It feels VERY frigid, but supposedly it is 20 degrees. I cannot feel the heat at all. <BR> <BR> I am glad I have tomorrow off for my appointments. I am NPO(nothing by mouth) at 7pm for tomorrow's labs. I am also glad I am getting to the doc because my neck hurts now too. I hope he orders xrays so I can see about my hip and shoulder. SO sore and achy. I can no longer sleep on one side and that is not good. Cannot turn my neck ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:38:24 EST Cool Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862276 Woke up early, showered, clipped yet more coupons, read newspaper, almost froze to the pavement,,it is 18 degrees outdoors!! That is the HIGH today. It began snowing when we were grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> I bundled so many discounts, BOGO's and coupons I ended up with a small discount of $58 off my order. That was half off my order. <BR> One thing I am going to experiment with this week is cauliflower..Going to try it whipped like potatoes.. also have a recipe for cauliflower (potato) sa... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:59:03 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861416 I slept well, not long, but almost six hours of sleep,, <BR> It is 6 am and I went out to get the mail(also known as bills), took my meds, had breakfast,, sorted the stack of bills for today. After getting the checks all written out, I need to run errands, pick up a Rx, get on the treadmill, do some strength workouts. <BR> <BR> The roads are covered with about three inches of ice covered with about an inch of snow..After plowing, some of the snow was left on the ice. <BR> <BR> I also ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:52:49 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861075 I am glad the week has finished, but I did have a good day at work. I had to clarify my day off request , but will be okay next Tuesday. I will be getting lab work done first, then my doc appointment, then my diabetes ed class. <BR> It will be my last class so I will feel much better while not so fatigued at night like the last two classes. <BR> I am hoping to see about my hip, shoulder pain form my fall against the steel door and wall. Maybe x-rays,, it concerns me because of the pain a... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:19 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860452 A god day at work, learned that cherry juice had 29 carbs per serving!! What an eye opener; I always thought juice was so healthy,, yikes! <BR> <BR> This carb counting works but is shocking!! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:46:25 EST Nice birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859241 Yesterday was a nice birthday finally. DD and I got takeout after the agent meeting. We went home, relaxed,I got a phone call from my buddy Karen and one from my sister, wishing me a Happy Birthday. I am up very early this morning for work..Hate that.... <BR> <BR> Got some more secretarial "mom" paper work to do after work today,, i tnever ends.. <BR> <BR> have a great day, all! Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:18:19 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858952 Met with VA agent with mom, glad that is over with.. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:51:10 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858061 Went to work and discovered that somebody took my bottle of Glucerna I have had in the refrigerator for months. They either drank it or threw it away..My boss can easily watch the vid records from the weekend. I had my name on in with black permanent marker, set in in a small holder for cans,, nobody has bothered it until now,,,These are not cheap to buy.. about $2 each. <BR> That started my day off with a bang at 7 am.... <BR> <BR> My workday went very well and I worked over a little b... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:22:12 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856922 I had a nice night at rest and got up, tested my blood sugar, will get the turkey breast in the crock pot and clip and sort coupons. DD is still asleep, so I stay quiet, doing busy things. <BR> <BR> It is 8 am, still completely dark out,, but under the streetlight I think I see soem water on the neighbors driveway.. a possible mini-thaw?? Supposed to get down to teens again and then subzero.. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:51:10 EST Gloomy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856581 We just got home from the funeral. I just want to do some stretches and relax. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:18:17 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855923 I cannot get warm today. I was cold at work for almost the whole time. Right now I can barely feel my fingers. It is 62 degrees on the living room thermostat which means the actual temp in here is about 68. I should not be so col, but maybe I need to get those bands out and start doing some deep knee bends,etc. <BR> <BR> Today I need to really gulp the water to finish y 80 oz intake. Slept in my chair for about two hours. I am so glad I do not have to get up early tomorrow,even though w... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:42:43 EST