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/ Friday, rainy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038612 I had a great day at work today.. Not to gloat, but the woman who made my life miserable for about ten years, is back to work after a long leave of absence. She does it every so often to take a break, so her wages stay the same. It was her first day back and the place was wild and crazy, EXCEPT my job! I work independently while everyone else works in another area. <BR> She was running around like a chicken with her head cut off all morning! <BR> We have many new things, procedures t... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:18:04 EST Nice Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038213 I had a nice day at work: My boss brought in fake meatballs, VERy cheesy macaroni and cheese, cookies. I had a quarter cup of the pasta, then ate part of my packed lunch..I could not even eat my cottage cheese, I was so full! I always drink a 20 oz. glass of water with my lunch. Dd had potatoes peeled and in the Dutch oven, ready to cook, casserole made, turkey out on stove for me to rub seasoning on and stuff with apples. <BR> Since I no longer make stuffing, I always wash and halve so... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:42:51 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037737 remember how I talk about Linda's Law? Well, it was back again this morning. Right after I left for work, at sunrise, the same thing happened to the power lines that happened before.. lightning did not strike it, but tree branches fell on it, causing outage to we three homes again. Next door neighbor called DD to tell her to shut off all of the circuit breakers so we would not get fried again.. <BR> Consumers Energy came out, but never bothered to come to our house to tell us what happe... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:51:22 EST Guess who has a new garage door opener? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037223 Good, busy day at work.. got home to find the new garage door opener installed. The last fried thing to be replaced. Now I just have to get with back neighbor to get them to pay for fence fixing. <BR> I hope that is the most excitement we have for a long time. I am still adjusting to the tiny meat drawer and different lighting in the refrigerator. The light bulb is a blue-ish halogen and very dim. With a smaller income now and into retirement later, I hope this thing lasts at least as long... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:30:27 EST Guess who has a new refrigerator? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036780 Finally, after three weeks of PBJ and canned stuff, the fridge got delivered this morning. The guys were just getting into their truck as I came home. <BR> Of course, there was a slightly SMALL thing that the store did not tell me. The ice maker will not be here for another week or two. They hooked the water line up and all they have to do is remove two bolts, attach the icemaker to the wall of the freezer and it will be finished. I was not thrilled about it, but we have bags of ice ... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:49:59 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036014 Lots of the awful white stuff on the ground and everywhere else outside. <BR> My BS is slightly higher than I want:123. <BR> <BR> We are so happy that the furnace was repaired before this big storm. God provides, even if the appliance store does not..;) Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:25:05 EST Snowy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035738 We are expecting 2-6 inches of snow today. SO far, it is sticking and covered all of the bare trees. <BR> <BR> DD and I were up early this morning, just as the snow began. First stop to get some more bags of ice for the cooler, Home Depot for free faucet handles thanks to the free gift card from them. <BR> Off to Menards to return siphon and credit my credit card. Dropped ice off at home, then to Kroger for some dry goods shopping. Still cannot buy anything big for fridge, but got quite... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:51:07 EST Early Friday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035056 Okay, over the whining about my appliance. DD went with me yesterday before my P.T. We made a library stop, credit union, Dad's house, then subway for dinner. That shortens up the list for today and tomorrow. I need to make four more stops today after work, plus meeting my dear friend for late lunch. She will be going to Texas for the winter and I did not even see her last year. <BR> I have coupons for a lot of $$ off at staples that expire tomorrow, so that is one place,, picking out... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:37:40 EST Upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034745 I am extremely upset that my refrigerator is now not being delivered until Monday. The store called today and informed DD that it will not be here until then. They know the circumstances, they know how long it has been since the storm(Nov 6. ). <BR> I have never had a problem with this store in the 32 years I have been buying appliances from them. Every single large appliance plus my dehumidifiers have come from this store. I always buy from local businesses rather than chain places.... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:51:48 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034257 Therapy seems to help me, I was in traction for five minutes longer than the last time and it was stronger pull. <BR> Now my left knee is pure pain, like the right one was back when I started all of this with the doctor. I can barely walk on it, Dd and I were supposed to use today, (the only day I did not have faxes, phone calls and visits from some service person in over two weeks) to pick up a Rx, return the siphon hose to Menards, buy new faucets for bathtub at Home Depot, take large ... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:33:32 EST Tuesday, things looking up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033718 Great day at work: had a one-on-one meeting with the General Manager and she is thoroughly pleased with my job, only wanted to hear my concerns/complaints. Instead of the alloted half hour meeting , we talked for over an hour.. <BR> <BR> When I got home, the garage door opener clerk called and faxed me the invoice for the new opener. It is a bigger one than the one that fried, but comparable. <BR> I made the earliest appointment they had:next Tuesday, November 24 in the morning while I a... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:57:03 EST Monday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033115 I had a good day at work today,, my left knee is now painful, so I am limping,, <BR> garage door opener guy is supposed to be here between 2-4 P.M... Every day is something. Tues and Thurs are my P.T. times in the late afternoon,, I will go regardless of a refrigerator delivery or not. <BR> Today I am going to attempt to download all of the pics I took of melted, fried and spoiled things to Tom, the insurance guy. Got to fax him things too, but will wait until the guy finishes today. I ho... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:03:06 EST Sunday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032586 Well, I got quite a bit done today. We went to get ice for the cooler so we can at least keep the Miracle Whip and a few leftovers in it until Friday. It is very hard to gauge how much to cook without having ANY leftovers. I refuse to throw any more food away! <BR> Not having produce is killing me.. <BR> When we got home, I tried to siphon the gasoline out of DD car( the tranny is dead,s o it will be towed away soon), but the siphon I bought will not fit into either of the gas tanks!! ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:44:37 EST Already tired of PBJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032035 It has been 8 days since we had no refrigerator and I am already tired of PBJ! I ordered a new refrigerator yesterday:it is almost double the price of my ten-year-old one and it is not as big, nor the water feature inside as this old one. <BR> I finally added up the cost of all of the spoiled food that was on my table:wow!! We salvaged the frozen food only because we have a big freezer in the garage, but it sure did add up quickly! <BR> We bought more bread since we cannot refrigerate ... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:45:30 EST Long, expensive Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031601 Got home from work,. changed clothes to go pick up invoices for furnace work at HVAC place and buy a new fridge. I was just picking up my purse to go out the door and the HVAC guy was smiling because he had the new fan/blower accessory for my furnace.. THey told me it would be another week, but he said he had it in the truck so he just went down and removed the dead one and put this one on!! <BR> One thing completed. <BR> We went to the office, picked up the fried wires and invoice, went ar... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:45:37 EST What the heck happened here???????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031118 Came home from work and cleaned out fridge completely. put it all back to gether, left for P.T. <BR> <BR> NO time for long blog,,:: List of stuff: <BR> <BR> Furnace is working, but half-fixed for at least another week <BR> Garage door opener still fried, but garage door guy coming next Monday between 12-5 P.M. <BR> Cable, phone and internet back up and running <BR> The three fried surge protectors are melted, replaced <BR> Refrigerator is fried: every electrical part is fried, would cost ov... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:30:50 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030464 I just wrote an entire blog and the site jumped me out and I had to log in again! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! <BR> <BR> Still waiting for insurance adjuster to call , he has three hours and I will be calling him ,,every minute until he returns my call. I pay my premiums entire balance at once, I am not about to wait for lollygaggers. The company told me he was supposed to call me by the ned of this business day, I am holding them all to it. Vent... <BR> Poor guy; I have not even talked to him and... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:39:26 EST Big Bill, furnace repaired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029868 I came home from work and DD informed me that the furnace repair will cost a LOT. The entire circuit board and attached wiring was fried, melted. It looks like a motherboard but all burned and melted. <BR> I am glad we now have heat, but the guy also said that the fan is not going great, so that may need replacement..The furnace is 14 years old. <BR> <BR> I am waiting for the insurance man to get back from lunch so I can find out if my insurance covers it and if it will send my premiums s... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:49:39 EST Monday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029355 I called HVAC place,, they are sending the same guy that did my annual checkup/cleaning two weeks ago. HE is supposed to be here before four o'clock..it is now three o'clock.. They are very prompt,. a local Lennox dealer. <BR> When I got home I got a ladder to the garage door opener and plugged it into an extension cord from an outlet that we know is working. IT would not work, so I opened both sides up and no wires were fried on the exterior. I could see no damage, so wither it is some... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:59:32 EST Bizarre storm, severe damage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028676 Friday morning I was innocently brushing my teeth at 5:30 A.M.. <BR> <BR> All of a sudden, I heard what sounded like a train coming through, but I looked out at the RR tracks and no train. Hmmm.. then came the sound of what I THOUGHT was very large hail bombarding the house after a very loud bang, crack and kaboom!!!!!!! <BR> It was still dark outside, but I did see sparks and arcing light across the back fences of mine, the next-door neighbor.. <BR> <BR> I continued to get ready for wo... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 10:57:34 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028223 No phone or cable, internet at home,, camped out at MCDonalds.. jno furnace or garage door opener either,,big storm very early yesterday morning,, more details later Sat, 7 Nov 2015 12:09:30 EST Thursday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027308 Another gorgeous day here 73 degrees!! Tomorrow is supposed to be the same.. <BR> <BR> I went to P.T. for my initial appt. I had traction, some resistance bands, neck and arm exercises, Very painful, but again, the therapist was shocked at my pain,, it is a nine today. I was hoping for some warm,moist soaks.. <BR> <BR> Spent a couple hours faxing and phone calls for the Trust and mom's bills. I am so tired.. One more day and I have a short one tomorrow.. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 16:49:54 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026769 Very busy day, post office, meeting new neighbor that is a deputy.. gave him some uniform shirts, pants and jackets that were dad's.. hope they fit.. visited with my cousin too.. <BR> going to try a new thing with my arm tonight:propping my arm on a pillow when i wake up and am lying on my back. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 17:21:09 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025799 Went to P.T. evaluation.. DOc ordered it for neck pain so they must focus on that..my main excruciating pain is in my arms and lower back..BUT related to the neck pain of course,. Katy suggested traction nd who-knows-what that will begin THursday afternoon..THe only openings they have start 45 minutes after I get out of work,s o I must race to get home, shower,change and drive there,,Fortunately, the building isalmost directly acres the field from my home, I can drive there in five minutes... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:38:57 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025383 Fair day at work, painful bending over to pick things up I dropped.. UGH! Will be leaving for my P.T. appointment in a couple hours. They just pre-registered me via phone. <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 12:43:41 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024659 I tried sleeping in different positions last night, kept waking up to numb arms, hip and back pain,, tried lying flat, arms still both numb lying completely plat. I finally got up and moved around,,within seconds, the numbness went away. <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon, I experimented making lentil soup. I have never eaten lentils before.. it is an acquired taste, sort of like beans and peas combined, but okay.. I used smoked hocks and really had to add things to make it palatable. A ... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:55:22 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024148 I have stooped so low to take one tyelenol P.M. on Friday and Saturday evenings to get some rest. The sharp pains are now with every turn or movement, so the nervous system is really taking a beating.. Monday after work I will go for my evaluation at P.T. I cannot wait. <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up to no feeling in either arm, then sharp pains and dull aches in both, as well as the hips and spine. IT is all interconnected, so any movement sends that glass all over inside.. <BR> <B... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 11:00:02 EST Bad week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023530 Spent two hours on phone with insurance company yesterday to see if they covered my PT, eye care/glasses, and mostly that shingles shot. After spending my afternoon on the phone, I am covered for everything,but health department is only place to get it and they are not even ordering the serum until next JANUARY! <BR> <BR> Now i need to figure out how to switch my insurance to another one.. I still will start evaluation for PT Monday after work. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:55:48 EST Nice fire in the fireplace.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022660 After my shower I got chilled, so I started a fire in the fireplace. ahh.. <BR> I barely slept at all last night, so after a very painful workday, all day, I finally got through to the PT place..I had to call three numbers:first two in the new phone book do not even exist,, finally called the hospital operator and she connected me to the correct phone number! Whew!! <BR> I have an appointment for Monday afternoon. The woman did not know if they accepted my insurance, but I am praying tha... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:54:21 EST Tuesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021860 I forgot my blog yesterday.. I am off to work, slept well, but not enough.. hate alarm clocks.. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:18:31 EST Early Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020734 Slept right through the night, no getting up at all! It is still dark at 8 A.M. but I decided to get moving quietly until DD wakes up. When I can see outdoors, get the only three rugs I won on the clothesline, put some apples in the crock pot, read the newspaper and load the dishwasher. I might even have some eggs and toast for breakfast. I always eat Cheerios after taking my handful of meds early in the morning. <BR> Nothing else planned for today, just relaxing. <BR> Who knows what ... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:39:33 EST Rainy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020455 I had an appointment for a haircut this morning, so got up after sleeping fairly well after Kristy gave me one Tyelenol PM last night. They zonk me and make me drowsy the next day. I cannot take them until Friday and Saturday so I can function at work the next day. <BR> We then stopped at credit union to fortify my wallet and deflate my savings there,,boo.. <BR> <BR> Onward to the fruit market for eggs, potatoes and apples right off the trees near here..I love that Michigan is second stat... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 15:24:12 EST Friday, Friday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019955 Another good day at work, although my back is screaming now. <BR> <BR> After work, DD and I went to Dad's house , she mowed the lawn while I showered,,killing two birds with one stone.. However, while she was mowing, she was going under a huge pine tree and the branch came back and attacked her face:same place I got injured falling on the 14th! She looks like a tiger attacked her right near her left eye,,just like me.. only worse. Missed her eyeball as mine did, thank God! <BR> <BR> We... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:58:26 EST Thursday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019469 Good day at work.. Me home with my lists and plans with DD to make errand runs and come home to pay bills, make phone calls,etc. <BR> I walked in the house and my ex-hubby was in the driveway.. Dropped in to see if we wanted to go out to lunch. Is the Pope Catholic? I was so hungry.. I did pretty well,I had salad with fat free dressing, green beans, steamed cabbage, baked chicken, 1 TBSP. of coleslaw, one of Greek salad. I did splurge on a small slice of yummy pumpkin bread.. <BR> Even... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:09:02 EST They DO make old lady scrubbers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018839 Linda the List Lady went on a voyage to Menards to find some items that she simply cannot live without. <BR> 1. Old lady scrubber for bathtub and tile! IT has a telescoping handle and lysol pad that can be removed to use other things that can stick to it via a velcro-type bottom! <BR> 2.Gasoline syphon. <BR> I have only siphoned gas once:from my Dad's car while he was driving the patrol car, I filled his tank the next day.. <BR> 3. Furnace filter. I bought three of these filters three ye... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:43:38 EST Dark, windy, rainy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018242 Normal workday, got to work straight away at home, cleaned off all of the countertops(I have four areas), ran dishwasher, hand washed water bottles, crock pot, little things sitting around. Cleared debris that gets on these countertops like a magnet!! <BR> Clipped and sorted, organized coupons, sorted recycle stuff, put the hundreds of grocery bags to take to grocery store next trip, in my car along with coupons. Called insurance guy to pay my whole premium, make some changes, sorted throu... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:18:52 EST Monday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017670 A very windy day here, sprinkles and gale force winds this morning. For the past five minutes I saw the sunshine .. got to stare at it to remember it over the winter months. We had to turn the furnace on last night,,it was only 36 degrees, but no snow like Saturday afternoon. <BR> The left side of my face is now green and an artistic swish of blue in some spots. For halloween time, there is some orange in there too! <BR> My knees are not bruised now, but VERY painful to the touch. <... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:07:38 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016918 I went to CVS yesterday to get my shingles vaccination, handed the tech my script.. after a half hour trying to get my insurance to confirm payment, coverage, he finally had to call them. It turns out that they now require a packet of paperwork to be filled out by my doctor FIRST, then he faxes it to the pharmacy, then they have to call me and I go there to get the injection. <BR> Yet more hoops to jump through. So, now I will have to wait for all of that to happen... The only positive ... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:50:53 EST Death of a Sparkfriend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016418 I just learned late last night before bedtime, that a dear Sparkfriend, Mom2Acat, Shari Larsen, died Early Thursday morning. WE have been friends here for years and emailed outside of Sparks too. She led a very brave path to her new life with many painful treatments and cancer-related illnesses. An inspiration, a friend, a loving person who was humble and determined, witty and straightforward, I cherish her sharing friendship with me. <BR> Sad for me, happy for her. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:53:26 EST Nojmuk and eyeballs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016137 I went to the eye appointment a couple hours ago and wrote out my life history for them, provided every proof except stool samples and fingerprints for them. This is a big clinic with quite a few doctors. They have a LOT of employees. I was served by seven and the doctor, just me. There were at least thirty people in one lobby and then after one tech did some testing and questions, I sat in a smaller lobby until the doctor could see me in a room. I was in and out in just over an hour... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:58:22 EST Thursday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015528 Since the hinge from my glasses embedded right under my eye when I fell,. plus the lens was forced to push against my actual eyeball, I now have a headache and found one eye doc that takes my insurance. They do not provide glasses, but my insurance will pay for this exam because it is from an injury. They will not do the cataract, glaucoma and regular diabetes eye test at this appointment,,I have to make another appointment for that, but I am just grateful that I can be seen by profession... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:45:53 EST From bad to worse.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015031 I thought yesterday was bad, but today topped it. Started with major pain in back, knees, spine, both shoulders even worse. It feels like I have ground glass grinding on my spine and shoulders. <BR> <BR> That was bad, until I got home and took DD out for lunch for her birthday. <BR> I fell in the parking lot, on both knees, my face and shoulder, hand and chest. Instead of a nice, leisurely lunch we got take out, taped my glasses up so I could see without DD leading me around. Barnes and... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:55:42 EST Tuesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014415 Wearing this wrist splint makes it difficult to tap keys!! So glad to have it though. <BR> <BR> Well today was not exactly a bust, but whew!! What a hassle every place I went after work for errands. <BR> First stop bank: I have three joint accounts there and two of them have been there since 1996 from my dad. Today I went in there to transfer $$ from the trust to the checking account.. Apparently, they had no record of my joint checking account with mom there, that is joint. After ... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:32:01 EST Monday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013928 Good work day, but again last night I awoke in pain from both shoulders after lying on my side. <BR> I had my list going into my doc appointment. He loves the fact that my BP is going down, almost perfect readings. He also likes that I am slowly losing more weight and my blood sugar readings are lower than before. <BR> <BR> He ordered a wrist splint for my right wrist,,it is the same wrist I had carpal tunnel surgery on. He ordered a referral to a physiologist near my home, also ordere... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:47:28 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013042 I do take tart cherry caps twice a day, two fibro meds plus tyelenol and aleve. I did some more walking yesterday, hung clothes on the clothesline and up and down the basement stairs quite a bit to the laundry area and pantry to put groceries away after shopping. We were in three different stores and that is where I get my steps instead of the workplace. <BR> Last night I took two of DD tyelenol Pm's and I conked out with only one rest stop and awoke after six more hours of sleep after ... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:11:33 EST Fibromyalgia is sneaky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012519 I was so tired last night, but after having nice sleeping nights twice in a row, last night I had constant hip, shoulder pain and both arms, hands went numb within five minutes. Lifting my leg gave sharp right hip pain to my spine. Tossing and turning for a not much sleep reward. I finally gave up and got up after two rest room breaks just to resettle my body again. <BR> <BR> I showered, took my meds, ate my Cheerios and will wait for daylight and DD to rise. Errand and bill paying d... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:34:02 EST Friday, Friday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011992 I just weighed myself,, I am still a the weight I was before, but hope to lose another pound over the weekend.. before my Doc appointment Monday afternoon. <BR> <BR> I gained three pounds back in one day, then again, I lost it in one day!! Strange. <BR> Yesterday I decided to make chili with those pintos. I only used one pound of that free ground sirloin I got a few weeks ago, for the meat. Normally I would have had about three pounds in that big pot! I did put some smoked sausage in the... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 06:03:17 EST Warm Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011656 Had a great day at work. I have not met my spark tracker goal for steps yet, but I know I will by the end of the day. I started work a half hour later today which makes a big difference, but I tried to make extra work for myself by back tracking.. <BR> <BR> When I got home I had to go up in the attic to place a trap and some delicious trays of mouse bait for our dear guests. I have so much insulation up there I could not even get up and move. I had to stand on the ladder and place every... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 13:10:43 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011096 I made the rounds after work to Kroger for SPark batteries for DD and my trackers. Got some more freebies and then to the library to pickup a hold item for DD, then to Dad's house to mow his lawn, etc. <BR> Three hours gone for the day, so just finished paying some of mom's bills, balancing two of the three checkbooks. <BR> I am tired.. Slept little last night,my arms were painful and fell asleep more than I did.. Another thing to add to the list for my doc. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:33:32 EST Tuesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010454 Still very cloudy, waiting for the rain to fall yet again. <BR> <BR> I am trying to find out if my new insurance covers a flu shot. Still waiting through all of the automated stuff. <BR> I already called them over a month ago and the woman did tell me that they do not cover shingle or pneumonia shot. She could not find the info for a flu shot,then we got disconnected, so I just asked the pharmacist. They told me to ask my doctor about the flu shot, but the other two were definitely NOT ... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 14:22:18 EST