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/ Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988122 I got home from the beach around 11 a.m...left Buddy's place at 9:15 a.m. It is about 80 miles from his door to mine,,I will check when I go to work tomorrow,, my odometer.. <BR> When I got in the door, DD said that my workplace wanted to know why I was not at work at 7 this morning..because I am in vacation for three days off.. that is why.. apparently, the person who does the schedules did not see the large, black ink of my name in the request book.. <BR> too bad, so sad..(TBSS). <BR> <... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:22:12 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986397 Beautiful weather on hte lake,, 76 degrees, more to come when I get home.. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:00:00 EST Thursday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985564 I woke up two hours early, unable to sleep.. have everything packed except the cooler... I will be back Monday morning,, time to do laundry and unpack, get back to the real world.. I hope we get some fish! <BR> I will try to remember to get some pictures, especially of my Spark meet!! Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:35:28 EST Busy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985234 I am so relieved to be out of the workplace and home to pack for Oscoda! <BR> DD and I went to fill up my gas tank and our gas cans. I got my gas for $1.62/gal. <BR> Picked up my Rx's, had pharmacist enter me in computer for auto-refills .. No more calling them in!! <BR> They do have free delivery, but I have never used it,,I would have to be deathly ill to impose on somebody to get my meds.. <BR> <BR> I came home, cooked the eggs for my deviled eggs, Made pasta salad too.. Buddy loves... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:43:12 EST THE SOO LOCKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984555 SAULT STE.MARIE,MI <BR> <BR> The two longest locks in the world are part of this National Historic Site. The new Poe Lock is the largest lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the only lock that can handle the super freighters which are 1,000 feet long and 105 feet wide. A colorful history surrounds the world-famous Soo Locks which form a passage for deep draft ships around the rapids of the St. Mary's River <BR> First picture is the International Bridge behind the Locks, that spans from Sau... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:48:47 EST Monday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983615 Off to work in the dark,, nice cool morning, slept with the windows open but used a blanket for the first time since May. Two more days after today, to work.. almost finished packing! Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:07:47 EST PINE MOUNTAIN FACTOIDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983025 The Pine Mountain Ski Jump is the largest artificial ski jumping hill in the WORLD! It is also home to the largest running competitive ski jumping tournaments in North America. Top jumpers from all over the world travel to Giant Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain, Michigan to compete in the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament. Spectators from all over the world gather around the landing area to watch the jumpers travel over 55 mph at take-off and fly over 400 feet to their landing place. <BR>... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:58:41 EST Mackinac Bridge History and Factoids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982479 Opened to traffic in November,1957, the "Mighty Mac" is five miles (26,372 feet) long, withe suspension spanning 8,614 feet, making it the third longest suspension bridge in the world! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/866055e1-78fc-405e-a788-34ff4b15e78f.JPG"> <BR> Its two main towers soar 552 feet ABOVE the waterline and dive 210 feet BELOW the surface. On the bridge deck, four lanes of traffic cross the Straits of Mackinac where passengers observe sunsets, an active sh... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:32:42 EST Friday Factoids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982106 Tahquamenon Falls <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72824bdb-64fc-46b4-aa8b-0d5a2106aadf.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/661497a3-e2c3-4cd0-b05c-8722dcdaaef7.JPG"> <BR> The word may be tricky to pronounce, but one message is sent loud and clear from everybody who visits: it is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi! A 90 minute drive from St. Ignace in THe T. Falls State Park. <BR> DIvided into two distnctly different areas, th... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:32:29 EST Fishin' in Da U.P.!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981614 St.Ignace area <BR> SPRING <BR> <BR> IF there's a river in the region, expect to find a good steelhead run from April through early June, with a 14 pounder within reason and reach. The Carp River, Black River, and Brevort River are some of the more easily accessible waterways for the steelhead run. Flies, spinners, spoons-- whatever you're packing, the steelhead are biting. The Carp, a National Wild and Scenic River, is also known for trout. Spring also brings smelt season, an April trad... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:38:29 EST Spaghetti Salad and St. Ignace, Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980940 For the person that does not know about the salad: <BR> Boil spaghetti or any pasta you like until al dente`. <BR> Drain and add diced onion, celery, green bell pepper, tomato, green olives. Toss with Italian dressing and/or Caesar dressing. Just before serving toss in some shredded cheddar or Colby cheese. You can also dice block cheese if you want bigger pieces. Toss it all together. Bella`!! <BR> <BR> St. Ignace, Michigan. <BR> <BR> The Anishinabeg, or Native people, were the area's... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:22:40 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980249 Good day at work except the unbearable heat! I have a doctor appointment in a couple hours so getting paperwork together for that..IT is mandatory for the insurance for my cpap machine that he document my usage and chart things and send them to the company.. <BR> <BR> DD cleaned my cooler out and has it tipped and drying in the garage .. I will be repacking my suitcase and cooler next week for my trip to Oscoda. <BR> I will make some spaghetti salad, deviled eggs(his all-time favorite) a... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:21:39 EST Vacation Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979469 Starting with Mackinac Bridge going north <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb3c10d0-3ef7-441b-903d-a50b53456e66.JPG"> to Upper Peninsula. <BR> Still going north on the bridge..longer than the San Francisco bridge.. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6dff4608-79a4-45cc-884e-d81947271fa8.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e13f7066-e012-477f-bd60-10d7fdf08ebb.JPG"> Wagner Falls, Munising,MI <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:11:28 EST Back to being a Troll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979108 I am across the Bridge now, so I am no longer a Yooper for the weekend.. Back to being a Troll.. <BR> <BR> I will never ,ever drive back on a Sunday in summertime!! IT was bumper-to-bumper all the way back. I have never seen so many vehicles parked on the side of the road on US2 at Lake Michigan!! EVER! I have been going up there for over 60 years and never saw them like today! IT is in the 90's up there, so everybody was stopped to jump in the lake and be on the beach!! <BR> <BR> I am... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:14:30 EST Off to Pictured Rocks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978276 I had a wonderful day yesterday! I slept a couple more hours after watching the night sky.. had a leisurely breakfast, sat on the swing and read more of my book,which, ironically, takes place on the beach.. <BR> <BR> came back to cabin, read the paper, dozed for a few minutes, watching tv through my eyelids.. <BR> <BR> I finally wanted to go swimming, but only saw svelte women walking past my cabin,, dressed in sleek suits with their cute hubbys or boyfriends.. <BR> I finally decided tha... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:50:24 EST Paradise IN Paradise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977749 I stayed up late and woke up early.. to watch the meteor shower. I walked to the swing on the bluff overlooking the beach,, my footsteps sounded like a shotgun firing!! Pitch dark at 4 a.m., everybody asleep, just the sound of gentle little waves lapping on the shore.. <BR> I was watching a freighter, all lit up, coming from the Soo Locks through the shipping channel , past Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.. As I was wondering if I would see any meteors, I was watching the windmill farm in Canada,... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:31:31 EST I AM IN PARADISE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977316 I got here in record time. No traffic, beautiful weather. All unpacked, pappy set up for the night.. It is very warm up here, warmer than at home. NO plans, just might go to Taquamenon Falls tomorrow... Might swim in Lake Superior.. don't know, don't care.. watching for moose when I go in the forest though... Closing now, time to do nothing... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:08:46 EST Wednesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976462 DD was supposed to start dogsitting yesterday morning, but the man's 90 year old dad had a heart attack back in Maine, so they sat by the phone. They did not want to get in the uPper Peninsula of Michigan and have to drive back down to the Thumb , then back up to Canada to get back to Maine, so they sat around in the Thumb. They are SUPPOSED to be here this morning at 8:30 or 9 a.m.,, we will see. We have baby proofed the house for Pepe` and look forward to his visit. DD has no idea what... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:06:56 EST Tuesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976004 I am home at last. Good day at work, DD and I hauled the old microwave oven out to the trash pile..I could not give it away,,I am pretty sure it is the fuse, but since it holds electricity inside for a very long time, nobody wants to chance repairing it. It is a very nice Kenmore big one... <BR> <BR> DD filled our gas tanks, I have the cooler out near the trunk of the car to start packing the car tomorrow. I have a few errands to run tomorrow near our home then I will be packing my suitcas... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:37:13 EST Rainy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975357 A nice day at work,,hot, but bearable.. <BR> DD will be starting her dog sit tomorrow morning with Pepe`. Or as I think of him: Enola Gay. HE sure can drop the bombs! <BR> She is looking forward to meeting with fellow sparker Friday, I will be in Paradise. <BR> We will see what my tracker does up there.. Too bad I cannot take it in Lake Superior with me.. The beach at the cabin has a nice sandy bottom, and is protected because it is south of Whitefish Point and Sault Ste. Marie,Canada is... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:37:00 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974668 Up early getting laundry done and reading newspaper. I was hoping I would have a lower blood sugar this morning, but we had some popcorn for a snack last night. <BR> The meet and greet with Pepe` went well. HE is a sweetie, but the first thing he did was drop bombs in the living room and kitchen. I do not think his owners had backed out of my driveway and he did it..I took him out in the back yard immediately and walked him around..I expected it to happen in a new home.. HE will be retu... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 12:06:55 EST Rise and shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974009 Time is a wasting! I hate to miss even one hour of my day off, so I am awake early again. Time to get a shower and get ready for errands this morning. Just getting some l-minute things before I leave. <BR> The people that are bringing their Lhaso-poo for a meet and greet before DD puppysits, will be here Sunday. They had to wait until some business in China finished and now they are in Michigan and will be here then.. <BR> <BR> I plan on doing some walking and cleaning today,,it is b... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 05:59:47 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973726 I feel better today. IT was a very horrible stomach virus, but I lost two pounds in one day. Not in a good way though. I was almost dehydrated yesterday because when I drank even tepid water, I got a stomach ache. I finally had some toast and Planters energy peanut butter on it. I started to feel weak before that, so decided I needed some tummy-easy protein. Today I went back to work and everybody said I looked very tired, drained.. That was a great choice of words!! <em>211</em> <... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:37:01 EST Thurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972987 ill today Thu, 6 Aug 2015 07:36:32 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972637 Another nice day at work. Nice temps, still very hot in there, but better. <BR> <BR> DD feels better, finished the lawns after the rain stopped this morning. <BR> Today there are no bills to pay, so far, no phone calls from assisted living, laundry and dishes clean, etc. IT is a rare day. I have one more Christmas gift to wrap and pack in a trash bag for the U.P. Got to get the cooler cleaned and sanitized for next week. I am pre-cooking a lot of the foods I am taking, so will hav... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:53:58 EST Tuesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972120 A good day at work, no stress, not as hot there. <BR> It is 100% humidity again and we just got some rain for about ten minutes, a nice soaker. Temps in the low 70's. I ran the vacuum when I got home and the sweat was just pouring off me!! Talk about a cardio workout!! Moving furniture and high humidity really makes you sweat out the toxins!! <BR> <BR> Dd was with the ex at Dad's house to remove and sharpen the blades on the John Deere.. He ended up having to remove the whole mower deck ... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:56:31 EST Monday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971204 We had a very loud, crash, boom bang thunder and lightning storm last evening,,all evening!! The raindrops were so huge we thought it was hail. IT hit the deck and roof so hard, it LOOKED like hail! We could not see our neighbors house,,30 feet away. <BR> We needed it so much, we are dry here..well, WERE dry.. <BR> <BR> IT is supposed to be in the 90's today with 94% humidity..joy. <BR> <BR> I am off to work now and if I have the strength after sweating it out at work, I may go buy anot... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:03:15 EST Sunday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970834 I went through that Civic Arena so fast yesterday!!There was no ventilation and a few hundred people in there from the rink being closed off all night!! Whew!! I was so hot, I was sweating so hard I could not stand it. I think I was there less than an hour, BUT I filled a banana box with 33 books, over half of them hardcover!! I also scored TWO Clive Cussler hardcovers that I have never read. <BR> The rolling suitcase that I sue every year is the largest one I have. I think it is a 27 inch ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:54:07 EST Early Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970087 Woke up to not breathing,, so unhooked pappy and decided to get up and moving.. I can get things ready for the day..I did bring up my largest rolling suitcase last night while doing laundry. I forgot how huge it is, compared to the others I used lately. It will hold a banana box. That can hold a lot of books. I roll it along the tables of books, and when I find one I plop it in the open unzipped top and continue until it is full. THey have boxes lying all over against the walls, so I jus... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 05:31:20 EST Friday !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969867 A VERY BUSY DAY.. i GOT HOME FROM WORK AND SHOWERED, PRINTED OUT MY DIGITAL COUPONS, SORTED AND ORGANIZED MY PAPER ONES, MADE MY LIST, LEFT FOR CREDIT UNION, THEN KROGER. Just saw that darned caps lock was on again!! <BR> I now will get $1/gal off my gasoline next month..IT was $.90 this month. <BR> <BR> I found some great bargains, got a few freebies and came home, washed and sorted meats, go them in the freezer. Next was doing laundry. I have to get it done today since I am working ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:19:13 EST Thursday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969027 I slept over nine hours last night. Only one interruption, so that is good. I feel refreshed and ready for the day. I am happier at my job, more pleasant with others and I think I am eating less.. not sure about that.. <BR> I am working extra on SATURDAY, SO AM NOT REALLY EXCITED ABOUT TOMORROW BEING fRIDAY. thE JOB I AM DOING IS EASY..just saw I had caps lock on..This keyboard does not indicate anywhere that that caps is on.. I do not like that... <BR> Normally, when I work a full workd... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:51:11 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968695 Short, good day at work.. it is extremely hot in there though..humid.. When I leave work every day, my hair is so wet, it is dripping. My shirt was dripping wet too. <BR> NO cooking today,, I think I would faint if there was any more heat near me today. THe boss asked if I would come in extra Saturday morning to help out.. I got to pick when I wanted to be there and leave..Just 7-10 a.m. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:47:53 EST Blazing hot Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968078 I got out of work a tad early since I did extra work in Mach 3 time.. My one thermometer states 89 degrees and it is five degrees low, so the temp is 94,, humidity is 90%..Yesterday was 86%. <BR> Lake Huron temp is 71 degrees. That is warm. <BR> <BR> My dear Spark friend IMUSTLOSEIT has requested that I blog tidbits of my life or area. Here is some interesting info about our Great Lakes. A local meteorologist wrote this article last week.. (Mark Torregrossa) <BR> <BR> According to the ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:28:30 EST Monday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967467 Today was a good day at work, hot, but not as unbearable as usual. The next four days are supposed to hit close to 100 degrees plus the high humidity,,about 80-90% humidity. <BR> <BR> I did something stupid last night. DD made dinner and I made cucumber/Vidalia onion/sour cream salad. I ate some for lunch, then I ate some for dinner. I was up three times to the rest room at night! I forgot that cukes are a natural diuretic!! Yikes!!! <BR> My swollen ankles were history when I awoke... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:28:21 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966770 I greatly underestimated yesterday's heat index! When I stepped outside last night at 10p.m., my glasses steamed up and the hot,moist air hit me like a wet sponge! IT felt like somebody threw a wet wool blanket at me in the dark! <BR> IT was 87 degrees with 88% humidity! <BR> Today is supposed to be 90 degrees with higher humidity. We got a five minute shower yesterday at dinner time, but no rain today. I have lots of indoor things to do and laundry, treadmill and vacation supplies are al... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:47:16 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966303 Up, showered, had my Cheerios and 1/2% milk. Ready for my haircut, running errands and hopefully a walk in the park. 80% humidity and 87 degrees today,, got to hurry! Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:32:33 EST Friday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965802 I hope today goes as smoothly as the previous days this week! I have lots to do after work and hope I am not too pooped to do it. Hope to get more steps today and do some more strength exercises. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:30:10 EST Thursday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965549 What a beautiful day it is!!! Perfect weather. I was supposed to have a short workday today, but they kept me over for one extra hour. It was easy and I do not mind. IT was hot, but nothing like usual. More $$ in my paycheck! <BR> <BR> Just been keeping busy here at home, organizing my bills, mom's bills, checkbooks, ordering Rx's via phone, etc. I changed my steps goal at the beginning of this week because it was not realistic for me now that i ma part-time at work. Since Monday, I h... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:54:41 EST Wednesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964703 Windows finally open, less humid today.. I am leaving for work and the sunrise is beautiful on Lake Huron as usual. I slept over eight hours straight,, no rest room breaks either!! Wonderful! <BR> <BR> Have a great day , all. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:30:04 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964360 Another good day at work.. boss gone, annoying co-workers day off too. <BR> Got my spark tracker all set now, The little clip was not back in the teensy little slot so it would have fallen off my shoe at work, so I wore it in my pocket today at work. Not as many steps recorded.. Lesson learned.. although, I did have a shorter day today.. maybe it is correct. <BR> <BR> DD brought another Clive Cussler book from the library, so i will see if it is one I own or have already read. Love those... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:53:49 EST Monday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963810 Another hot day at work,, glad to be home in my A/C! I think I drank at least 40 oz water at work, now I am finishing off my big water bottle,, I think it holds 1.5 liters... <BR> <BR> I started right in on cleaning too. Scrubbed some pans that have build-up on them,, so did DD. <BR> <BR> Just moseying around, got dishwasher going,sorting through old papers, cleaning a drawer. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:26:58 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963089 Beautiful sunrise, only slightly overcast with a misty haze for now. <BR> <BR> We survived the tornado watch last night. In my back yard the sky was absolutely BLACK. Front yard, yellow skies. Only a light rain for five minutes. <BR> No plans for today outdoors. Lots to do inside. Too hard to breathe out there anyway. <BR> I was pleased with my BP yesterday 139/69. That was in the middle of huffing and puffing our way from store to store in the horrible weather. Everybody was gasping... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:32:40 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962848 Five hours of shopping in 100% humidity, 92 degrees! Lots of steps, got my tires rotated and the rims cleaned free at Discount tire,,they always take care of me.. <BR> <BR> DD and I are so whipped out form almost dehydration and hauling things, walking,, we are safely ensconced at home in A/C. Not sticking our noses out the door either! <BR> I bought some black grapes, avocados, fresh strawberries, broccoli crowns. Yum! Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:46:35 EST Friday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962104 DD is not going with my up north. Her choice,she does not want to go. I booked a one bedroom cabin like the first one I stayed in there,,it is next to the one I first had.It is actually between that one and number 5 that DD and I rented for two years. <BR> <BR> It has been raining all night and now is sprinkling. Rain for the whole weekends is predicted. <BR> <BR> I am glad that it is Friday, I have lots to do tomorrow. I am now off to work.. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:14:16 EST Thursday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961786 Another nice day at work,even boss was nice to me.. Talked about our German Shepherds.. <BR> Not much going on, I tried to get even more steps in at work,it is not hard. I am looking forward to my short vacation. I want to try to get some pictures of my friend Nathan Wright, the Native American who I buy the Nojmuk and Minagin salve from. HE will be there with his daughter Autumn in his booth at the Paradise Wild Blueberry Festival. I have never taken his picture, but will this year. <BR... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:08:37 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961264 IT is an absolutely beautiful day here. In the 70's, low humidity, nice breeze, sunny skies! It is always that way during the week when I am working. This weekend is supposed to be in the 90's and about 95% humidity, storms.. My days off.. <BR> <BR> The farmers need the rain, but I wish they could get it while I am working!! <BR> Nice day at work, DD feels better today, I still think she has an inner ear infection, but she will not go to the doctor.. <BR> <BR> I just cleaned out a BIG ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:27:58 EST humid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960745 I thought yesterday was bad to breathe. It is raining now, but when it isn't there is a misty thing in the atmosphere, thicker than fog and for an asthmatic, impossible to breathe. The owrkplace is unbearable..I figured out that they only have the A/C on in the middle of the store. <BR> <BR> They probably spent over fifty thousand dollars last summer for a new HVAC system. I know it is all obout $$$.. As long as nobody faints, they will not turn the A/C on in the rest of the building. ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:16:34 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960164 100& humidity and in the high 80's here..It is almost impossible to breathe outdoors. <BR> I had a good day at work, glad to get home and shower,, just sitting still makes you sweat! <BR> <BR> I took a list of days for the days off book at work so I could get the request in before the schedules for the next two weeks came out. Boss said I have to sit there while she watches me write my name, then I have to sign another paper stating that I wrote in the book!!???!?!? <BR> She ran out of t... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:54:12 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959572 I slept TEN HOURS last night! I did sleep a half hour in the chair, but the rest hooked up to my pappy.. <BR> <BR> Taking it easy today ,, laundry, dishwasher load, reading paper, . The humidity is about 95% and the temps in the high 80's. NOt for wimps outside. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:15:06 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958939 Today is my mother's birthday, so we will be going there after we run errands this morning. She is 89 today, outliving all of her siblings, parents, cousins. <BR> <BR> I did not sleep as well last night as before. I got not quite 7 hours of sleep, up twice to rest room. We will see if less sleep=nap today.. <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:16:34 EST