PINK_GRAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PINK%5FGRAY PINK_GRAY'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/ Homeschooling woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318595 Though my children go through a Virtual K-12 academy from home, at least one occasion each school day, they respond as if being educated in this manner is a joke... And I'm a college professor. So I'm exceptionally infuriated. <BR> <BR> To make matters worse, I feel stuck as the local elementary schools aren't exactly stellar and the classrooms are ridiculously jam-packed. Many of the children do not even speak the native language. <BR> <BR> Maybe I should leave the area. Better yet the en... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:43:25 EST Blessed Day it is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310388 I'm in a great mood. I've already fit in exercise with my boys and I'm tackling lots of office work. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 16:11:11 EST Half Price Books has good deals going all week & Peets has drink deals for St. Patricks Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283004 Lol. Its the little things sometimes right? :) <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>469</em> <em>149</em> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:08:01 EST Feeling better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281728 Nothing prayer, love, & sunshine can't fix. Hope springs eternal. :) Keep the Spark! :) Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:38:31 EST Angry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280636 I just have the most dysfunctional family members ever. The worst is when they try to antagonize my husband of 10 years. He's not perfect-of course- but he's a good guy, treats me right, & we are a team. I wanna scream at them and/ or remove myself from their lives for a bit. Need of prayer... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 22:51:10 EST Its seems as if I'm always the most pooped on Mondays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273210 but I'm going to fit in exercise anyways! And a warm bath later too. <em>160</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 19:13:18 EST Thankfully the dentist was kind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268827 and my teeth are just fine (no rhyme intended). Yes, they hate me a little less each year that I listen to them! Lol. Have a fit-fun-'spark'ling weekend! <em>41</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 16:55:12 EST Anti-Dentist Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267434 Dreading my dental appt later this afternoon. Its making me grumpy and short with people. :( Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:37:35 EST A new food obsession- Roasted Seaweed Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266097 I get them from the local health food store/market or Trader Joes. So yummy! <em>26</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:07:07 EST Cooking breakfast and planning for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264633 Which is set to start very shortly! Have a good one! :) Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:46:56 EST After an uneventful weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263512 You'd think I'd jump right into Monday but no, Mondays are still Mondays. Lol. Grateful for any day of life but I can't look back on too many occasions when I was simply thrilled for Monday's arrival. Lol. <em>20</em> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:13:55 EST I've been enjoying bookstores & local coffee shops lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260344 It doesn't help that I'm thrilled to be logging in fitness minutes traveling by foot there. lol. Keep the spark! Make it happen! Woo hoo! ;) Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:32:24 EST Enjoying this lovely Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258800 Hope everyone else is doing the same :) <em>469</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:27:51 EST Been walking every morning to start the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257933 Moving, standing vs. still moment, sitting has been good for me! Love it. Keep the Spark everyone <em>313</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:17:27 EST Thinking towards Summer... & activities for my sons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256482 Probably a kids gym for the oldest and swimming lessons/ cooking classes for both of them. One thing they aren't going to do is sit and whine all summer! Teaching them early to develop their purposes & talents. <em>248</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:40:03 EST Its good to reflect on the soul sometimes too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254958 No one is flesh & bone alone. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:07:59 EST Kids... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253658 Can't live with them, can't live without them. <em>67</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:54:15 EST Loving my standing computer space http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253132 Its so good to stand and not sit all the time. Even while working. :) <em>405</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:21:49 EST Love those quiet times in the morning before the busyness happens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251552 TGIF SparkPeople. Have a fitful weekeknd. :) <em>381</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:01:07 EST Healthy Heart, Healthy Lives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250535 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l822449597.jpg"> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:48:43 EST Happy Valentine's Day- Married, Couples, & Singles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250490 <em>342</em> Love is a beautiful thing. It is stronger than any thing that opposes it if you hold on to it & stand for it. Don't let anything separate you from expression of it. <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>351</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:07:10 EST Hi Sparkpeople family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249046 Good morning. Enjoy a healthy and fit day! <em>213</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:04:57 EST Up early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247602 Enjoying my green tea, a cheese stick, and a bowl of oatmeal as usual. Don't know why I love that combo each morning but I really do. :) <em>469</em> <em>481</em> <em>22</em> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:33:26 EST Discovered KT Tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246650 Hopefully, I'll be able to get in a good workout too. :) <em>401</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:14:54 EST Resistance Bands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245625 They've been helping me regain strength in my injured shoulder and arm area. Glad I can still log in some fitness minutes. <em>256</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:26:45 EST Just happy you know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243957 Its indescribable. Its a good feeling after such a rocky season of life as of late. Grateful. <em>437</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 12:51:45 EST I love natural food supply stores http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241774 I always make a trip once a week. That and to the Farmers Market. <em>341</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:20:48 EST Raspberry Gratin... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240362 Makes me want to celebrate. Lol. That and dark chocolate! ;) <BR> <BR> The sun is shining so bright here in NorCal. Both are reasons to be in a good mood. :) <em>255</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:37:26 EST Looking ahead to Valentine's Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238954 I'm still a strong romantic at heart & would love to get away with my hubby. We've been married 10 years strong come July. I know "love should be expressed everyday" but I definitely want it expressed Valentine's Day. Lol. <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Pink Tue, 5 Feb 2013 15:36:50 EST Q. Mondays are for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237227 A. Rehashing events of the weekend and planning for the weekend ahead. Lol. ;) Keep the spark! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:33:31 EST Who else loves Klutchclub boxes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234620 Lol. They're the best! And this is not a paid endorsement. Lol. Just a crazed excited fan. :) <em>148</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:10:48 EST Shoulder Injury- Girl Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151040 I haven't been physically active as I've been use to for a month- all due to an extensive shoulder injury. In Physical Therapy now. Still, I hate that this. <em>33</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:43:08 EST Grading papers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115678 when I want to be out enjoying the fresh autumn air & California sunshine. Well back to work I go. Be blessed Sparkpeople community! :) Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:18:14 EST Had such a fun time logging in 4 hrs of fitness at the Pier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115065 Sometimes it feels like the sun is soaking into my brain matching my happy mood. :) Keep the spark! <em>331</em> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:39:53 EST Fridays are fantastic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114035 I can't wait to unwind for a few days. Maybe have a candlelight dinner all dolled up for my hubby :) <em>346</em> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:35:43 EST 1st rain of the Fall season in NorCal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108450 So glad I spent all day yesterday in SF... :) <em>257</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:47:16 EST Its early here in NorCal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105845 So I'm enjoying the quiet and a cup of green tea before my boys wake up looking for breakfast. :) <em>469</em> <em>12</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 10:18:46 EST Would love a pumpkin inspired dessert... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090145 That's both comforting and tastes fantastic on this cool Autumn day. :) Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:14:41 EST 30 day countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082184 Time to suit the little ones up for Halloween soon! <em>431</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 12:43:19 EST I have two new beardies- Julissa & Arun :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073697 Thanks for all the kind comments. It is easing the pain I feel in my heart. I will post pics of the pet beardie I lost and the two I have now soon. RIP Timmie Jimmy Leiva Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:45:16 EST My Beardie Passed Away... So bummed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060255 RIP Timmie Jimmie Leiva- My little lizard love 9/15/12. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:56:48 EST Homeschooling Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055278 It's funny how the lines blur... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:15:19 EST I'm decorating for the Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044400 Burning some incidental calories along the way. Lol. Have a good one everyone! <em>426</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:32:04 EST 6 yr olds rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043290 Happy Birthday Wishes again to my Marcosito. Luv my little guys so much. :) <em>383</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 00:25:20 EST Preparing for my son's 6th Birthday tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041237 It falls on Labor Day this year. We're partying at the Jungle with him. We'll also celebrate with cake, ice cream, and then Korean Short Ribs for Dinner. Lol. Hey, its my spin on BBQ. Take care! ~PinkGray <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 13:50:16 EST Kettlebell Saturdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040216 That looks like my short term weekend Fall fitness plan when I'm not walking near the Pier & enjoying the Farmers Market! It's going to be raining a lot more too. Either way staying fit is fun. :) <em>422</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 16:21:30 EST Shaking it up with my SparkGroups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037595 I'm realizing a lot of people don't regularly participate in the SparkTeams I'm part of. Or a very small few do. Any SparkTeams you can share with me that have more active Sparkpeople members let me know! <em>252</em> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:19:28 EST What to do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034826 I think I'll do some circuit training and high intensity cardio. I love to engage in exercise where its intense & you have to be very engaged in what you are doing. Still, maybe some gentler exercise is in order like Pilates... at least one day a week. It won't be Yoga though. I'm not a yoga fan at all. <BR> <BR> Have a good one. <BR> <BR> ~PinkGray <em>146</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:58:13 EST You really can't choose your family can you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032218 I'm super sad but I'm also super glad that I remained calm despite a hostile encounter with a sibling. Sigh. Now off to take this pain killer. :( <em>39</em> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:40:57 EST Nor Cal is home... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030489 Still I really love getting away from time to time. Road trip anyone? <em>433</em> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:30:09 EST