PKBOO3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PKBOO3 PKBOO3'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/ Retirement Coffee Invite, MIL in Nursing Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951494 Tue-Fri <BR> 23-26 Jun 15 <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I got the chance to go to a retirement coffee where I used to work. This is the first time I've had the chance to return. So that was really enjoyable. About 4 other retirees were there also, so that was an added treat to get to see them. Also, I got to see the finished remodel of the other half of the building. It was only halfway completed when I retired. I was really wanting to see the audiovisual studio. It all looked really nice. I mi... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:35:31 EST Enjoyable Day At Home Alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949316 I've got the day to myself. The baby is with the other grandparents today and tomorrow. They're on vacation this week and wanted to keep him a couple of days. And Danny is in Little Rock for his biannual checkup. So I just took the opportunity to stay home and just do whatever I felt like doing. <BR> <BR> After reading the paper, checking Facebook, and watching my morning TV, I got my hoop out and for an hour practiced some intermediate moves, i.e., the chest roll; back roll; and knee ho... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:32:17 EST Town, Gardening, Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948815 Sat <BR> 20 Jun <BR> We spent another day in town. This time, Danny had a few errands to run. We checked on his mom. It's likely she will be in rehab for a while. <BR> <BR> This morning I did some gardening. I counted that as my workout. I did that for one hour. I got my stakes put out for my Four O'Clocks and fertilized everything. <BR> <BR> We ran to the mall for an hour or so. I found a cute shorts outfit. Gotta stay cool for the summer! <BR> <BR> Sun <BR> 21 Jun <BR> Pretty nor... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:25:27 EST Danny's Mom Back In Hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947981 Thu <BR> 18 Jun 15 <BR> Just home all day keeping the baby. Danny is helping out more with him since we are now keeping him full time. (The other grandmother was keeping him 2 Mondays a month, but she changed jobs and no longer has those days off, so we had to pick those days up too.) So Danny's sharing more of the load. That makes it a little easier for me to do things like exercise, read the paper, get dressed, etc. He's hit the toddler stage and it is just harder now, so I told him I ... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:24:17 EST Progress in Walking, Playing in the Rain, First Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947967 Sun <BR> 14 Jun 15 <BR> Pretty quiet and relaxing day. Normal Sunday. I read for a couple hours. Still on "Unbroken". Seems to be a long book, but it's interesting. Very eye-opening about what they went through in WWII. I'll watch the movie after I finish the book. <BR> <BR> Mon-Tue <BR> 15-16 Jun 15 <BR> Up at our house, Aaron was still holding our hands to walk at first or crawling, but every once in a while, he would let go and walk. He's so cute. He looks like he's walking in the... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:45:21 EST Continued Trailer Saga, To Ride or Not to Ride, VBS, Baby's Walking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947956 Thu-Fri <BR> 11-12 Jun 15 <BR> The kids have spent 2 nights with us. It's working out fine. Just a little blip in this thing called life. Nothing that can't be handled. The help showed up Friday morning. Cody texted Ashley when he got over there and told her who all showed up. "Old Guy", "Harley Davidson", & "Marlboro Man", LOL! Oh! And then "Pony Tail" showed up a little later. We all laughed. Ashley told me that Cody always creates names for people. Ha! I didn't know that about h... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:24:02 EST My Flowers, Weaning Baby Off Bottle, Trailer Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947950 Sat <BR> 6 Jun 15 <BR> My flower gardens were overdue for some much-needed TLC, so I got out there and pulled weeds and dead-headed some Dianthus' and Zinnia's. I also thinned out some Four O' Clocks that I had planted from seed. I relocated the ones I thinned out to shady spots in the back yard. I don't know if that will be successful or not. Hope so. (UPDATE - 7 Jun: Well, that didn't work - they wilted within a few hours). (UPDATE 2 - 10 Jun: No wait! They perked up! They may mak... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:08:56 EST Photo Shoot, BFF's Daughter Was LUCKY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947939 Tue-Thu <BR> 2-4 Jun 15 <BR> Let's see. Tuesday, I went to my Photo Club meeting. I was a half hour late due to road construction though. The main thing was our plans for a photo outing for Friday. Wednesday, I just hung out at home. The kids ate pizza with us. Thursday morning, we got dressed early and went to a Farmer's Market. I had always heard about it and have wanted to go and lately heard about the delicious strawberries. So we finally decided to go. I should have waited thoug... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:37:41 EST Being Productive, Being Grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947931 Sun <BR> 31 May 15 <BR> I spent all afternoon balancing 2 months worth of bank statements. Then scanning all my cards given to me over the last year, i.e., birthday, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, etc. I scan them in for sentimental reasons and then I throw away the cards. Then the rest of the day, I updated my iPhone songs and then uploaded some pics of clothes and got them ready to ship. I'm trying to sell them on an online resale store in bulk and individually from two or three differe... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:20:16 EST A Bit of Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936949 Mon <BR> 25 May 15 <BR> We made it home around 1:00. We put all our stuff up and started washing everything. Then we tackled our major project of mopping and vacuuming all the floors. We had a pest problem before we left and the exterminator had sprayed and the residue had to be cleaned up. So by the time we finished all that, we were pretty tired. Then we had a couple of severe thunderstorms. It's a good thing we got home before all that hit us. It tore some shingles off the roof and ... Sat, 30 May 2015 20:29:33 EST Our Mini-Vacay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936938 Fri <BR> 22 May <BR> We got up at 5:30 and left at 7:30 and headed to Branson, MO. It took us about 7 hours to get there. We decided to carry Savannah with us. She wined and whimpered for a while, but after she settled down, she did good. She did good (for the most part) in the motel too. She cried and scratched on the door whenever we would leave, but when we returned, she was quiet; but excited to see us. She was a little restless and wanting attention, but still being good. <BR> <... Sat, 30 May 2015 19:57:19 EST The Kids Came Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932190 Mon-Thu <BR> 18-21 May <BR> <BR> Let me see...the kids have come and gone by now. We enjoyed having them. Dusty's birthday was the 18th, so Danny and I took them out to the Texas Roadhouse. My son and family didn't get to go since they had to work and get up early the next day and they didn't get to see them anymore because of conflict of plans; but they did get to see them the first evening they came in which I mentioned in my previous blog. <BR> <BR> The rest of the week has been typic... Thu, 21 May 2015 20:15:44 EST Aaron's One-Year Checkup; Photo Op on the Trails; Looking for a Wheelbarrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929877 Fri <BR> 8 May 15 <BR> I went with Ash and Aaron to his one-year doctor appointment. Little baby was so happy and playful. Then he had to have FOUR shots. MMR, Chicken Pox, & two others I can't remember. Poor baby. He cried and then he was mad. But to make him feel better, we carried him back to Pets Mart and let him see the kitty cats. That helped. Really, he was fine as soon as we left the doctor. We went to Target, ate lunch at Chic Filet, and then went to visit Ash's friend from ... Sun, 17 May 2015 23:17:09 EST Workout - Out to Lunch - My Bike Riding Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924538 Thu <BR> 7 May 15 <BR> I didn't do any workout today. That's the first time in a while that I just didn't do it; except for the days when I have to go somewhere or on Sundays. I was just in a wrong mood about it. <BR> <BR> ------ <BR> <BR> We decided to take Aaron to McD's for lunch today. We got him a little happy meal with McNuggets (I just let him have a couple of nibbles of the chicken without the crust) and some yogurt and apple juice. He's down to 3 bottles a day instead of 4 and... Thu, 7 May 2015 23:20:52 EST Just Some Pics - Geese/Goslings - and A Snake! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924523 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l713299778.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l477074894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These were some geese and goslings we spotted while on a bike ride at Millwood Lake. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1763347473.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335161684.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l765902272.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And here's what I found on my back patio ... Thu, 7 May 2015 22:37:48 EST The Birthday Party, - Snake!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923935 Sat <BR> 2 May 15 <BR> We went to Aaron's Birthday Party at the other grandparent's house. We had sandwiches, chip & dip, etc. Aaron was getting sleepy after all that, so we did a quick gift opening and then did his little smash cake. He was cute. He ate chocolate cake. It was a bit rich for him, but he enjoyed it. The a quick bath and then back out to enjoy the party until he finally fell asleep cradled in his mama's arms. <BR> <BR> Danny and I came home, took a short nap and then wen... Wed, 6 May 2015 22:05:03 EST Bike Ride, M-I-L Sick and Stressed, Son's Trip, Grandson's Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923929 Sat-Sun <BR> 25-26 Apr 15 <BR> I went biking with Lisa and her neighbor and friend, Bob, at Millwood Lake. We rode 10.5 miles. It was a pleasant ride. The weather was nice. Pretty scenery. Several Canadian Geese with their little babies following them. (Goslings). Then we went and ate at the Old Time Burger Shoppe. Yikes - it was tasty, but not too good for the digestive system! I try to not eat too many burgers, so my stomach doesn't take a big burger very well anymore; not even hal... Wed, 6 May 2015 21:46:39 EST Movie, Cemetery, Ladies Night Out, to Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923904 Sat <BR> 18 Apr 15 <BR> I went to the show with Jana to see "The Longest Ride". I recommend it if you're in the mood for a good love story. We ate a late lunch at TaMolley's. <BR> <BR> Sun <BR> 19 Apr 15 <BR> *Church <BR> * Lunch at McD's <BR> *Flowers for my parent's grave. That takes about 2 1/2 hours because the cemetery is about an hour away. And back home another hour. <BR> <BR> Mon-Wed <BR> 20-22 Apr 15 <BR> Ladies Night Out Tuesday. We painted a scene of Dandelions. That was fu... Wed, 6 May 2015 21:01:53 EST Starting Back Up With Guitar Lessons, Online Consignment Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923893 Mon <BR> 13 Apr 15 <BR> *Tracked my workouts on Sparkpeople. Total of 22 minutes. <BR> *Got a mani-pedi. <BR> *Pulled out my guitar and re-learned one chord. The A Major. Yikes! That's hard on my fingers. I'm going to have to build up some calluses. I can't find all of my old lesson books. I can't imagine what I did with them. I can't believe I would have thrown them away. So instead, I pulled up a basic lesson on YouTube. I hope YouTube can teach me well enough. I still need to ... Wed, 6 May 2015 20:45:02 EST Aaron May Soon Be Walking! New Hobby, Grand Opening, Didn't Win http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910053 Wed <BR> 8 Apr 15 <BR> Aaron is getting closer and closer to walking it seems. Before, when I held him by one hand, and walked with him, it was hard for him to keep his balance. But just today, he is keeping his balance much better. It seems like he just suddenly figured it out. So I suspect it won't be long before he is walking. <BR> <BR> Thu-Fri <BR> 9-10 Apr 15 <BR> I think I've mentioned before that I've sort of picked up a new hobby. It's tied in with my love of photography and nat... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:42:50 EST Easter, Exhaustion from Riding, Picking My Guitar Back Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910046 Sun <BR> 5 Apr <BR> Easter <BR> It was cold and rainy on this Easter holiday. I guess the kiddos hunted indoors this year! Our little one is too young this year. We just carried his Easter gift to him. A stuffed bunny, a Dr. Seuss book and an egg with money in it. We found a cute felt bag shaped like a frog and put paper-shredded grass in it. He had more fun with the grass than he did with the gifts. He-He! <BR> <BR> I was still pretty tired from bike riding the day before (don't know... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:20:41 EST Shopping and Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910038 Thu <BR> 2 Apr 15 <BR> Aaron is learning to scream like Mariah Carey! It's cute now but hope he never does it in a public place. He could break glass with that, LOL! It's not because he's mad or anything. He's just learned that he can do it. It's funny. <BR> <BR> Fri <BR> 3 Apr 15 <BR> We went to town. First stop was lunch at McAlester's. Then to Target for Easter gifts and some baby food and stuff. We walked into the baby food aisle and there was the kids with the baby sitting in the... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:05:44 EST My Top Priority http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910025 Mon <BR> 30 Mar 15 <BR> I had a chance to get outside again and identify a couple more wildflowers. I took Savannah for a walk, and did some more work on my photo editing. <BR> <BR> Tue <BR> 31 Mar 15 <BR> Danny was gone most of the day to a doctor appointment and some other errands. Allergy season is upon us and it's bothering Danny and Aaron. Aaron was good all day, but he slept a lot and wanted to be held a lot. I could tell he didn't feel well. But we did fine. Just a little tired.... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:40:33 EST Enjoyable, Feeling Accomplished Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901768 Fri - Sun <BR> 27-29 Mar 15 <BR> <BR> Friday I did some odd jobs around the house. I balanced my checkbook and dust mopped the rooms with wood floors. Where do all those dust bunnies come from!!! <BR> <BR> Saturday, was what I call a good "Me day"; at least for most of the morning and early afternoon. Danny was out and about mowing the yard and stuff, so I was able to just do what I wanted without interruptions and such. I did a one-hour workout, a one-hour bible-study session, and wa... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:40:08 EST Two Photo Events This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900341 Sat, 21 Mar - Thu, 26 Mar <BR> It's been a fairly quiet week. Just keeping the baby mostly. We're still not getting him out yet due to it still being flu season. The doctor told his mama that it was good that we were keeping him in. What with that and with the measles threat. Hopefully next month, we can start getting him out more. <BR> <BR> His new sounds - "Aah Ooh; Da De (Daddy)! <BR> <BR> Other than that, on Saturday, my photo group was either invited or welcomed at Ellis Home an... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:37 EST Songs By Memory - Challenging, But Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896676 I've posted before that I've been trying to memorize songs for the last few months. One reason was just because. Other reasons are to help work on my memory as I get older; to be able to sing to my grand baby; and because it's kind of fun to challenge myself. I've learned a Christmas song ("Santa Baby"); a couple of older songs that I've always known parts of and wanted to learn the whole songs ("I Saw the Light", "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"); an old jingle I've always liked (the "RC C... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:49:51 EST Friday for Errands, Love Our New Stainless Steel Sink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896670 Fri <BR> 20 Mar 15 <BR> We had a list of errands so we headed off to town for that. We ate lunch at Applebee's. At Target, we found a little pillow for Aaron. His mom said he has one at home and he cuddles with it in his Pack n Play, so we thought we would give it a try to see if it would help him stay in it longer. I may have already stated this, but he won't stay in it long anymore. He wants to be held all the time. So we thought we would try it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:17:18 EST Making Soup and Working Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896663 Sunday <BR> 15 Mar 15 <BR> I found myself in a domestic mood and decided to make Broccoli soup. I've never made it before. I bought the ingredients a day or two before and then took Sunday to make it. I fixed it and froze half (hope it freezes well) and put the other in the fridge to eat sometime during the week. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> 16 Mar 15 <BR> I had the opportunity to do a longer workout today. I don't really remember what all I did, but that I just had more time and so I did mo... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:03:54 EST Rain, Rain Go Away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893000 Fri <BR> 13 Mar 15 <BR> We wore ourselves out running errands. <BR> *Sears - picked up a dress I had ordered from their website. I recently found out Sears has some cute stuff and some good rewards incentive. <BR> * Vets for dog food <BR> * Hobby Lobby - metallic tape for hoop-making <BR> * Petsmart - treats/toys <BR> *Academy - massage roller, socks; and while I was there I found an Adidas outfit I liked, so I got that too. <BR> * Lowe's - looking for a new stainless steel kitchen sink.... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:26:56 EST Baby's Progress, Rainy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892996 Mon <BR> 9 Mar 15 <BR> Aaron is saying "da da da da". First I've heard it. Routine daily workout plus Jump Rope & Plank. <BR> <BR> Tue <BR> 10 Mar 15 <BR> He's been especially fun today. All smiles with the housekeeper and the stove maintenance guy that was here today. He's making a pig snort sound, all inclusive with the making a funny face that goes with it. So funny! <BR> <BR> Continuing daily workout routine plus <BR> Jump Rope: 1:25 <BR> Plank: 1:10 <BR> <BR> Wed & Thu <BR> 11 ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:18:57 EST Danny Babysitting, No Water, Marley's Loose, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888927 Tue <BR> 3 Mar 15 <BR> Usual workout. I made it to 2:00 minutes on the Plank Challenge. I'm not sure if I'll go past that or not. It may be too hard for me at my age to go past that and I'm wondering if it's worth it or necessary. I didn't get my jump rope in because I would make too much noise and wake the baby up. I need to figure a better workout discipline. <BR> <BR> Aaron is starting to babel more. His mama was telling me he had them laughing this weekend babbling and laughing and... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:40:32 EST What Do You Do When You Can't Agree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888907 Sat <BR> 28 Feb 15 <BR> It was a normal Saturday morning. Same routine except I didn't have time to workout because we left and went out for lunch at TaMolley's. Danny was going stir-crazy, so we just decided to do that. I had tried Friday afternoon to talk him into going to Longview and go to a bookstore/restaurant called Barron's Bookstore and spend the night there and bring the dog with us. But we decided the weather was too bad and then he said we could go to Shreveport for the day. ... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:00:54 EST We Have Snow! Starting a Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883203 Wed <BR> 25 Feb 15 <BR> Ashley decided to stay home because of the weather and because she's hurt her foot, so we didn't have the baby. The baby had pulled up on a bar stool, and turned it over, and she tried to catch it to keep from hurting him and it ended up falling on the top of her foot right above her big toe. She may have to go get it X-Ray'd. <BR> <BR> So I did a longer workout. My normal back/knee routine, plus Sparkpeople workout, plus 30 seconds Jump Rope. I'll increase 10 ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:37:20 EST Working Out, Trips to Town, More Cold Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883192 Sat <BR> 21 Feb 15 <BR> I ate a good breakfast of half an apple, 2 tsp yogurt, 2 tsp walnuts and 8 oz Cranberry Coke. But we ate out for lunch & dinner. McAlester's won out over Chinese food, so that was a minor victory. <BR> <BR> I tracked a few daily exercises from daily Sparkpeople emails in addition to my regular back/knee PT. <BR> <BR> Did some Bible study before Danny got home from working on a broken fence pole and then jumped up and got dressed and we took off to Texarkana. We ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:12:48 EST Checking Off the To-Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879628 Fri <BR> Feb 20 <BR> I checked 2 more off my task list from several days ago. <BR> * Swept/mopped the floors (I hate cleaning house, but it sure feels good afterwards to have it done) <BR> * Did my nails (it's been a while since I've done that). <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> * Did 90 seconds Plank Challenge <BR> * Back PT workout. Skipped the knee strengthening workout. <BR> * 12-minute seated Sparkpeople Core Workout <BR> <BR> Diet <BR> Not so good so I won't go there. Except I did skip my u... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:53:42 EST Plank, Eating Today, Baby Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879062 Well, I did 90 seconds again on the Plank Challenge. It's pretty hard for me. I'll probably never make it to the full 4 minutes, but I'll keep on trying at my own pace. I read some stuff online about it. In general, I read that it is good for you, but you have to do it correctly or you can injure yourself. Especially the back and shoulders. And I noticed my left shoulder when I move it certain ways, it hurts slightly, so I really need to be careful and do it correctly. Need to quit whe... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:40:21 EST Savannah to the Vet, Keeping the Baby, Plank Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878274 Sunday <BR> 16 Feb 15 <BR> It's getting cold around here again. In the 70's yesterday and in the 30's today! Ugh!! <BR> <BR> My plan for today is to balance the checkbook, sweep/mop the floors, work on my pics, and paint my nails. Let's see what gets checked off that list...which ended up only balancing the checkbook and working on my pics. <BR> <BR> Mon-Tue <BR> 16-17 Feb 15 <BR> Monday was a holiday - President's Day. So we didn't have the baby. We carried Savannah to the vet. She... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:08:00 EST Made My Own Hoop, Plank Challenge, Back Roads Photos, Bike Ride in Paris (Texas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878258 Sun-Mon <BR> 8-9 Feb 15 <BR> Sunday <BR> Shopping at Walmart and Subway. Made another hoop. I need to buy more decorative tape. And I need to try gaffer's tape. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> I took a mini-break and left Aaron with Danny. I went to Sonic and ate in the car & then went and bought Aaron some baby food at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in town. I was only gone about 45 minutes. We took him for a ride in the stroller. He loved it and it was good for us too. Probably about a half... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:40:32 EST Fun Day with the Bestie; Wedding Shower; Remembering the Olden Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871425 Fri-Sat <BR> 6-7 Feb 15 <BR> It's been a fun couple of days. Yesterday my friend called me around 10:00 and wanted me to go to town with her, so I jumped in the shower, got dressed and took off with her. We went to Kohl's, Kirkland's, then decided we wanted to find a new place to eat. We decided on Slim Chicken's. Neither of us had ever eaten there. Ummm...it was OK I guess, but it wasn't a Chic Filet or a KFC. But still enjoyed it...time with the Bestie! Then to Sam's and then to her ... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 19:38:39 EST Good Movie, Photo Mtg, Baby Bumped His Noggin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870210 Mon-Thu <BR> 2-5 Feb 15 <BR> Monday we finally made it to see "American Sniper". It wasn't hard when most folks are working I suppose, but even then, there was still quite a few people there. It was an enjoyable day for the both of us. We ate at Chic Filet, looked around at Target for awhile. Looked through the toy aisle for Aaron but didn't buy anything. Saw some cute storage boxes and bins for his toys that were really cute. Didn't buy anything though. Just looking and killing time t... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 18:05:02 EST Songs By Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867301 I'm enjoying the songs I've memorized lately. It's fun to sing to the baby, to sing in the shower, to sing in the car, sing songs from memory. I've never been able to remember things easily and so decided to try this to help my ability to remember...boost the brain power. I'm fascinated at how people can do it. How singers can remember all the words to all the songs they sing. My voice is no song bird, but it's still fun. I've got 4 down pretty good plus one other I already knew. I've ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 17:06:01 EST Full Week With Baby, Feeling Puny, Happy Anniversary to Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867239 Sun <BR> 25 Jan 15 <BR> Pretty typical Sunday...church, Subway, home working on some pictures I took while on my bike ride...(posted in previous blog). <BR> We had to go see little Aaron. He was in a happy mood. He's always happy and good-natured. It seems he changes even though it's only been three days since we last saw him. Pulling up, trying to get into stuff; he sat on the floor and tried to do a little dance... So cute and happy. <BR> <BR> Back home and then church. Home again ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:22:05 EST Doing a Little Better But Still Need Work and Self-Discipline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867230 Mon-Tue <BR> 19-20 Jan 15 <BR> Well I'm not starting out as well as I had hoped on the better diet and exercise. Yesterday we got up early and went for breakfast at McDonald's. I got the McGriddle with OJ. At least it was OJ instead of Coke. I should have split it to make 2 meals out of it. I skipped lunch. Had a 2:00 snack (cupcake) and then pizza for dinner. Then Nutty Buddy late at night. Not good! <BR> <BR> Today still not good. I've had 3 Cokes already. Dad Gum! <BR> <BR> I u... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:51:25 EST Trying to Do a Little Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857449 Tue-Fri <BR> 6-9 Jan 15 <BR> <BR> We got the little one back Tuesday. He's getting around good now. He's learning how to crawl up the step but hasn't figured how to go down yet. I was told to show him how to back down off of it, but he's pretty independent it seems and I figure he will be determined to figure it out on his own. We'll see. I may try to show him anyway. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to teach him stuff like where his nose is and stuff, but he's not interested in that yet. N... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:48:16 EST Food, Exercise, Family, Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846782 Thursday <BR> 1 Jan 15 <BR> New Year's Day <BR> <BR> I did about 45 minutes of back and knee exercises. <BR> <BR> For dinner, Danny fixed Grilled Pork Chops, Cabbage, Black Eyed Peas, & Cornbread. To drink, I had Ginseng Honey Tea. It all was really good. <BR> <BR> The weather has been cold & rainy. Yuck! I guess we need it. But I'm ready to see some sun! All we did was run to Walmart and we spent over $150 on just necessities. Then we went to see the kids and grand baby. We ha... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:12:02 EST Through the Christmas and New Year's Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842080 Monday <BR> 22 Dec 14 <BR> We kept Aaron while Cody went Christmas shopping. He's still exploring; pulling out the bottom drawers. I really have to stick close to him. He could get hurt on the hard tile floors...mash his fingers in the drawers...eat Savannah's dog food...bump his head on the brick fireplace or sharp furniture corners. Whew! <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> 23 Dec 14 <BR> I had to carry Cody some wrapping paper and so got to visit a while. Aaron was in such a good mood. He was bo... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:11:24 EST Baby's Crawling, Chatting w/Friends, Xmas Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836410 Sunday <BR> 14 Dec 14 <BR> I got my last 2 months of bank statements balanced. Lisa called to see if I wanted to go bike riding, but I decided not to. I'm not a fan of short-notice plans even though I tend to wait until the last minute to get done what needs getting done. What's wrong with that picture? Or is it all simply proof that I'm a procrastinator. Anyway, we'll plan for Thursday if I don't have to keep the baby and if the weather is not too cold or wet. My son is supposed to sta... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:05:36 EST Kid's Visit, Christmas Shopping, 1 Year Anniversary, Early Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832589 Thursday <BR> 27 Nov 14 <BR> I'm behind in blogging again. I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and remembered what it was all about. <BR> <BR> Danny & I went to Denny's. I didn't know they had remodeled. It was very nice. We had the traditional Turkey & Dressing. My only complaint was that the Pecan Pie was icebox cold. It would have been better warmed up or at least room temperature. But anyway, the meal was good. <BR> <BR> We got home, rested a while and then I got up and pr... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:35:33 EST Local Museum, Christmas Shopping, Audubon, Birthday, Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823532 Sun-Wed <BR> 16-19 Nov 14 <BR> We kept the baby inside again until Wednesday so not much happening until then. Mary came over and we ate Mexican food at the local restaurant. Then she wanted me to ride her around and show her the town. So we went to our town's museum. I've lived here over 30 years and have never seen what all is in there. I may have been inside the building before, but never to really look at the displays and stuff. Of course the highlights are all the memorabilia about... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:32:31 EST 7 Mile Ride, Arkansas Photo Shoot, Wedding Ring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823504 Monday <BR> 10 Nov 14 <BR> Lisa and I rode our bikes near her mom's home. We rode about 7 miles. My knee started hurting again after about the second mile. So frustrating. I'm going to try to do some specific exercises to help my knee. I found some on this website that hopefully will help. And Ashley let me borrow her knee brace. I'll try it next time I ride. <BR> <BR> I stopped on the way home to check on Cody and Aaron. He had him by himself and he was getting a little flustered ... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:17:26 EST