PKBOO3's SparkPeople Blog PKBOO3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Life and Quality Time to Live It I was motivated to write in someone else's blog in their comments section. I wrote the following and decided to re-post it on my on blog. <BR> <BR> In this thing called life and having the time to experience it to the fullest. I want to hoop dance, but people would think I'm crazy, so I do it in the confines of my home. I want to play guitar, but I have memory issues; and could never sing outside my home because of severe stage fright. I bike ride with a friend, but rarely get past 12 ... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:49:20 EST Birthday's and Thanksgiving Sun, 22 Nov - Sun, 29 Nov 15 <BR> My D-I-L hit her 30th birthday this month. I asked her how she felt about it and she said she couldn't believe it. We talked about how time flies looking backward. Maybe not so fast looking forward, but it sure does looking back. She said it seems like yesterday they were married. And now they have this precious 18-month-old baby boy! <BR> <BR> I had mine also (Birthday, that is). Can't believe that either! As I said before, time flies! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:50:57 EST Halloween, Little Rock Zoo, Trip to Huntsville... Tue, 30 Oct - Sat, 20 Nov 15. It's been a while since I've blogged. Almost a month I think. Where does the time go?! Since then, Halloween has come and gone, we went to go see the kids in Huntsville, I went on a photo shoot with 3 of my photography club members to the Little Rock Zoo, the Old Mill, and to dinner at the Dixie Cafe. Delish!! Other than that, things have been pretty routine. Little Aaron was so cute dressed as Superman. He and his mom and dad came over for a while and ... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:13:39 EST The Trip That Didn't Happen This is about my trip that I had planned for the last 6 months that didn't happen. My photography group had arranged a 4-night, 5 day trip to Northern Arkansas for this weekend. Plans were to hike into some scenic areas, photograph the Fall scenery, waterfalls, Elk, etc. He had our itinerary all mapped out. Reservations made and all ready to go. The first stage of this fiasco began about a month ago. The woman who is my best friend in the club (Girl 1) backed out because she had to go... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:42:08 EST Day to Day in Condensed Format Well, it's been a while since I've blogged. It's getting harder to find the time lately. Maybe I need to try to condense in some way. Maybe bullet format on day-to-day events. And it takes up a lot of time. I think I need lessons on how to blog. <BR> <BR> Let's see... just been living out day to day here and there... <BR> <BR> *Keeping the baby of course; <BR> *working out, still not doing as well as I should, due to some ailments I've been going through lately (Shingles, stomach (bet... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:03:53 EST Foot Problems Now:( Day 10 - Switch Your Schedule - Today, plan to switch your regular workout session to an atypical time for you. Take note of any differences in your energy and performance—you might be surprised how much a different time slot affects you! - My normal workouts are usually mid-morning. I took a walk with the baby and tied a leash around my waist for Savannah after lunch; actually around 1:00. And I may do some hooping this evening. Hope that will perk me up a little and change the monotony ... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:21:00 EST Still Puny, But Well Enough to Get the Baby Back Day 9: Set a Communication Curfew. Make a point to cut off communication at least an hour or two before bed. This will help your brain wind down from the day and cause you to feel more rested and refreshed. - It's too late for that tonight because my bedtime is in 1 1/2 hours. I'll try tomorrow night. May try to even turn it off by 6:00 p.m. <BR> <BR> ___________________ <BR> <BR> Sat-Tue <BR> 17-20 Oct 15 <BR> Well, I'm still not feeling the best. My stomach issues have subsided, and ... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:03:56 EST Getting Over Shingles, Now I Have Tummy and Back Ache Day 8 - Balanced Life Challenge - Play "Around the World". To keep from getting bored on one cardio machine, spend 10-15 minutes at a time on three different machines. Well...since I don't work out in the gym, I can't do that, but I do rotate my workouts. Cardio - jump rope, mini-trampoline, and maybe I need to try to add something else to my rotation. Any suggestions? <BR> __________________________ <BR> <BR> Lets see, since I've blogged last, I've felt better concerning my Shingles, bu... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 22:01:40 EST Feeling Much Better Day 7 Balanced Life Challenge - Look on the Bright Side - List 3 things I am grateful for today. <BR> * Of course my health. It's hard to take it for granted when you've been sick (with Shingles - feeling better though) and when some of your close loved ones are sick. A friend of our's husband has been in hospital for several days with elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, pneumonia, & elevated white blood count so health is on my mind today. <BR> * Doing what I enjoy. Love my hobbies ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:35:29 EST Another Little One in the Family! Day 6 - Balanced Life Challenge - Find a Fitness Tracker - Well...not today, but maybe someday. Maybe I can put one on my Christmas List! <BR> ___________ <BR> <BR> I'm still hanging around the house since my Shingles is possibly still in the contagious stage. Maybe another day or so. I've had to stay away from Aaron. Haven't seen him since last Thursday, and don't guess I'll get to for another few days or so. Definitely don't want him to get Chicken Pox; however, it's possible he coul... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:58:21 EST Shingles - Ugh! Sat <BR> Oct 10 <BR> <BR> Day 5 Balance Challenge: Connect With Your Inner Child - Look into joining an adult sports league. Ummm. I think I'll pass on that. I'm pretty much in connection with my inner child due to my love of hoop dance and bike riding. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling fair concerning my Shingles. I got up around 10:00 and hooped for about an hour. But going to just hang around the house and rest mostly today. I'm still needing my nerve-blocking meds and Tylenol in addition to ... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:43:44 EST Uh Oh! Not Good! Tue <BR> 6 Oct 15 <BR> That spot on my forehead was worse. I'm wondering if I am having an allergic reaction to my cholesterol medicine. <BR> <BR> I got my hair cut and colored and then went to my Photo Club meeting. Our trip to northern Arkansas is getting close and we received an itinerary of the trip. Also, Mary and I brought our winning Fair prints for show and tell and the group posed us for a photograph. It was fun and we were pleased with our pics. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:40:58 EST Octoberfest, Mysterious Red Spot on My Forehead Fri <BR> 2 Oct 15 <BR> Pretty quiet day at home mostly. Not much of note. Hooping, lunch at the Junction, still searching and researching for a new laptop. I compared laptops and prices from a website and will next look at Best Buy and then decide which one I want. I dread all it takes to get a new one up and running and wonder what kind of issues I'll have reloading some of my old software, mainly Photoshop. I hope my CS5 version will allow me to reinstall. <BR> <BR> Oh yeah! I got ... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:10:00 EST The "Ferrari's" of the Mountain Bikes Tue <BR> 29 Sep 15 <BR> The precious things I won't remember unless I write them down. Watching Aaron get Papa to fill his little watering can and him running back and forth with his little cheeks jiggling from his cute little walk/run because he can't really run yet. Back and forth between the flowers and bushes he's watering and then to his little swimming pool. Pouring the water in it and then getting in, soaking his diaper and shoes; not wanting to go home yet because he was having so ... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 16:54:49 EST 11.73 Mile Bike Ride was Great! Sun <BR> 27 Sep 15 <BR> A pretty quiet Sunday for me. After church and lunch, i went outside and played ball with Savannah. Then I practiced singing a song I'm trying to learn on my karaoke app ("I'd Rather Go Blind") while sitting outside on the grass and enjoying the weather. This type weather doesn't last long around here. Enjoying it while I can. <BR> <BR> Mon <BR> 28 Sep 15 <BR> I had a really fun day riding. We rode 11.73 miles. Beautiful homes, ranch houses, horses, lakes, fresh... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 16:35:45 EST Laptop On the Brink Tue-Sat <BR> 22-26 Sep 15 <BR> Let's see. This week we had the baby every day except Friday. We let him get in his little pool Tuesday. He enjoyed that. <BR> <BR> I've started tracking my food again. That and cutting down on cokes has helped me lose about 3 pounds. And still watching my portions. <BR> <BR> My workouts have been pretty steady. I rotated my routines daily between my Back/Knee workouts, Online workouts, 4-min jump rope, 1:35 min plank; I did a 1 mile at-home DVD Power Wa... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:22:34 EST A Day Out With Friends Who Are Sisters Thu-Fri <BR> 17-18 Sep 15 <BR> Thursday was a pretty normal day. Just babysitting and lunch at the Junction. <BR> <BR> Friday is usually our day without the baby, but we had him for just about an hour while his mama got her hair cut. After that, Danny and I went to New Boston for lunch and shopping at Walmart. <BR> <BR> I spent the rest of the afternoon watching a tutorial about hoop coaching (I may start teaching my biking buddy how to hoop dance) and managing time on social media concer... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 15:06:06 EST Paris Bike Ride Mon <BR> 14 Sep 15 <BR> We left at 9:00 to go to Paris, TX to ride bikes. Where we had originally planned to ride was closed, due to maintenance, but we met a woman there who let us follow her to a trail in Reno. We rode 12 miles total. Afterwards, we had lunch, and then did a little shopping at Cato's and Belk's. Well, she did. I didn't buy anything. Before we left for home, we noticed that her bike rack seemed loose. It was rocking left and right too much. We decided to pull into a ... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:42:45 EST Blue Ribbon Prize; It Was Just the Spare Tire! Fri-Sun <BR> 11-13 Sep 15 <BR> Friday, we hung around home until around 3:00 then went to town. We ate and went to Academy (needed some new socks), and Bath & Body Works (soap), and then we picked up my friend, Mary, and we went to the fairgrounds to see how our prints did in the Arts Competition. We were pleasantly surprised! I got one first place ribbon, and one second place ribbon, and Mary got a third place ribbon. Between the two of us, we got a red, white, and a blue ribbon, LOL! ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:55:36 EST 30-Day Balance Challenge Tue-Thu <BR> 8-10 Sep 15 <BR> I had a Sparkpeople email...a 30-day challenge called The Balanced Life Challenge. I thought I would attempt it to help me boost my incentive to try to be more disciplined in my health efforts. So here goes. They won't be every day in a row. I just don't have time to get on here every day since much of my time is spent with the grand baby, but as often as I can, I'll try to keep up with it. <BR> Day 1: Write down reasons why I'm feeling unbalanced. <BR> *P... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:53:55 EST Today's "To Do" List Sat <BR> 5 Sep 15 <BR> Typical Saturday morning mostly. Later that evening, we headed to Texarkana. I needed one more frame for my last print I'm entering in the Four States Fair competition. So we went and I found one at Michael's and then we went to Golden Corral. Probably wasn't a good idea. It's too hard to not go in there and eat too much. Too many food varieties to choose from. I did stay away from the fried shrimp and got crab; and also got pulled chicken; and instead of coke or... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 15:34:41 EST Fun at the Splash Pad! Thu-Fri <BR> 3-4 Sep 15 <BR> We met the Sister-in-Law and great niece for lunch at DQ Thursday. She had toast and gravy with her order and she gave Aaron some. We discovered that he likes toast and loves gravy. We showed him how to dip the toast in the gravy and he picked that up right quick! I know gravy isn't that good for you, but he loved it. In moderation! We won't feed that to him much. <BR> <BR> Friday, Lisa and I rode our bikes at Elliott Lake. It was a nice ride and good fo... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:55:57 EST Photo Club Assignment, Back Issues, New Meds Tue-Wed <BR> 1-2 Sep 15 <BR> Tuesday night, I went to our Photo Club meeting. We gained a new member. We're up to about 9 or 10 regular members. One of those makes about half of our events. One is new. The rest of us are fairly regular participants. We are still working on a club logo for business cards and T-shirts and stuff. Also we discussed about a half-marathon event we may get involved in next Feb. It will be a way to generate revenue and to become more visible. We need to get ... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:27:17 EST Yikes! My Cholesterol is High Sun <BR> 30 Aug 15 <BR> I spent most of the day working on some more of my Clydesdale images and the Run the Mile images. Posted them on Facebook and our club site. I met one of the horse handlers and shared a couple to his Facebook page. Also the rest of the day I worked on getting junk off my laptop's hard drive. Uninstalling unnecessary software and moving data to a backup drive. It's probably getting to the point where I need a new laptop if I can't clean enough space off of it. <BR>... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:16:35 EST Majestic Clydesdales Sat <BR> 29 Aug 15 <BR> I got up at 4:45 Saturday morning to go take pictures for the Run the Mile competition. (Our club was asked to do this). That lasted from around 6:30-8:00. Then one of the other club members and I went to the park. The Budweiser Clydesdales were in town since about Thursday, I think it was and they were stabled out at the park. We were out there the rest of the morning being enamored by the beauty and majesty of those wonderful animals and taking lots of pictures.... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:38:41 EST Day at Home Alone Fri <BR> 28 Aug 15 <BR> This morning I watered my flowers. Danny watered them a couple of days ago, but I think they still needed more water and I won't water again until at least Monday so I gave the garden a little extra. Then I got outside and did a little hooping. I didn't do too much though because I felt tired and like I had no energy. Then I dressed and ate lunch - egg salad, crackers, chips, and guacamole, and coke. After that, I got caught up on 3 months worth of bank statements... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:24:28 EST Photo Shoot, Photography Contest, Budweiser Clydesdale's in Town Sun <BR> 23 Aug <BR> * Our Photo Club was asked to shoot pics for them for a Half-Mile Run on a local trail by Partnership for Pathways. I am filling in for the Vice President, so I worked on the plans for that. <BR> * I've also decided to enter the Photography Contest at the Fair this year. I've never done that before. So I spent some of the day deciding which pictures I wanted to submit and doing a little editing on them. I've also got to get some wire and D Rings to hang the frames.... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:58:27 EST Mel Tillis Concert! Second Time Fri <BR> 20 Aug 15 <BR> I think I'll hoop today and then get dressed and head to town and return my earphones. It looks like I'm going to have to spend a little more money on them if I want a good pair with good stereo and volume control. I've bought 2 pair and don't like either of them. I can't find any GE like my current pair. I think I bought them at Best Buy but they don't have them anymore. <BR> <BR> Yay! I got a $39 pair and they are fine. I like these. Hate to spend that much m... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:37:39 EST Continued Plans for Arkansas Trip Tue <BR> 18 Aug 15 <BR> I watered my flowers Tuesday morning. We let Aaron walk around again out there while I was watering. He really enjoyed it. He played in the spray of the water hose a little. I didn't soak him or anything, but he got some residual spray from it. He loved it. <BR> <BR> In the afternoon, I visited a couple of ladies from church. Both have been sick. I delivered a couple of slices of cake to one of them from another church member. They both seemed to enjoy havin... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:19:42 EST Bike Ride and Plans to Go to Arkansas Mon <BR> 17 Aug 15 <BR> Lisa and I rode bikes 10.66 miles today. It was a little hotter than Thursday, but still tolerable. Then we came back to her house and got in her pool. We did some pool workout exercises she showed me. I showered at her house and then she did and then we went to eat at Maria's. Then we went to get passes at the place where we used to work for Elliott Lake out there. It's a nice lake area with good roads to ride on, nice scenery, shade, etc. I wasn't able to get ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:07:25 EST Wasp Sting, Bike Ride, Outrageous iPhones Thu <BR> 13 Aug 15 <BR> I watered my flowers. Yikes! I felt a sting! It was a wasp! Ooh! That hurt worse than an ant, but not as bad as that yellow jacket that stung me when I was a teenager when I stepped on it. That hurt all day. But this just stung and was painful for about an hour. That was the first time I've been stung by a wasp. I'm glad that didn't happen to Aaron. He was out there with us. Danny was walking with him around the yard. They were in the back when it happened... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:06:36 EST Walking Bare Foot in the Dew-Covered Grass Wed <BR> 5 Aug 15 <BR> The last two mornings, Aaron has wanted to go outside, as he does every day, but it's getting too hot for him because he gets heat rash; so I went out with him at dawn and we walked around the yard in our bare feet. I think that may become a daily thing. He loves it, and it's early enough that it's not too hot. I think I need to get my camera out. It's so cute watching him walk around like that in the dew-covered grass. <BR> <BR> Thu <BR> 6 Aug 15 <BR> I fertilized... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 15:13:06 EST I Got Loose (for a While) Aug 3-4 <BR> Mon-Tue <BR> I got to take off by myself yesterday. Whoo Hoo! I went to go get my new glasses. When I went to pick them up Saturday, they weren't right. The bifocal line was too high on both pairs. So I had to go back again. They were fine this time. I've been wearing them and it's all good. Then I carried all my jewelry to two different jewelry stores to have it all cleaned and checked. While I was waiting on that, I went and met a friend for lunch at Golden Corral. S... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:02:03 EST Birthday and a Funeral Sat-Sun <BR> 1-2 Aug 15 <BR> Sat <BR> Today is Danny's birthday. A milestone one - 70 years old! I had told him a while back that The Lord says you have had a full life if you make it to 70. He said, "Yeah, but I want more!", LOL! <BR> <BR> We had to go to a funeral. His uncle. Nice funeral. You learn things about people at funerals. Kind of sad that some people, myself especially, don't get to know and love people more than we do, before it's too late. I regret that I didn't get to ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:19:18 EST New Glasses for Me - But Sadly Not for Danny Thu-Fri <BR> 30-31 Jul 15 <BR> <BR> Thursday <BR> Bummer. After we bought the baby some toys to play with outside, then Cody said to keep him inside. We did let him go out in the morning and for short periods here and there, but he can't stay outside long or he gets heat rash. <BR> <BR> Friday <BR> Got up and watered the plants early this morning. <BR> <BR> Then Danny and I had appointments with the Eye Doctor. We hadn't been in 3 years but the doctor said neither one of us had much ch... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:03:31 EST New Hair Cut; The Baby is Back Sun-Wed <BR> 26-29 Jul 15 <BR> I've been home most of this week. Just doing this and that... I did work on some photos and ordered prints, I finally got the wood floors mopped, except for 1 BR. Hope I can get that done next Sunday. Routine stuff like guitar practice, working out, hoop practice; watched a couple of movies; computer surfing, eating out... <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I got my hair cut and colored. I got a different style cut this time. Shorter with thicker bangs. I like it. <BR... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:56:57 EST DeClutter the Chest of Drawer, Shopping with the Bestie Thu <BR> 23 Jul 15 <BR> * I had an apple, grapes, and Cranapple Juice for breakfast. <BR> * I worked in the garden for about an hour weeding and trimming plants. <BR> *Lately, since the baby is walking now, I've been concerned about an older chest-of-drawers we have. I worry he could pull it over on him. So I decided to clean everything out of it and get rid of it. I had to find other places to store the stuff that was in it. Media cables, photography software, photography equipment & acc... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:32:30 EST Our Branson Trip Sun <BR> 19 Jul 15 <BR> It took us 6 1/2 hours to get to Branson. Good timing for us. We had the dog, so when we stopped for food, we just drove through and ate on the way. So that saved us a little time. We got there around 3:15. Just messed around a little, bought a few things at Walmart, ate at Taco Bell, and then settled in at the motel. <BR> <BR> Mon <BR> 20 Jul 15 <BR> We went and ate a good breakfast at a nice country cooking restaurant - Bob Evan's - (good pancake and sausage); ... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:00:15 EST Kid's Visit Wed-Thu <BR> 14-15 Jul 15 <BR> Danny's daughter and family came home. They are staying until Saturday. It was late Wednesday night before they got here. Just hung around home and visited. Thursday, we all went to eat lunch and to visit Danny's mom (her grandmother) at the nursing home. We haven't seen them since Christmas, so we really enjoyed having them home. The cousins are getting to see each other too. New little ones in the family now. Family enjoying family togetherness. <BR> ... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:47:11 EST Puny Week Sat <BR> 11 Jul 15 <BR> Ugh. Feeling pretty rough today. I slept 9 hours last night. Then I went back to bed and slept off and on a couple hours or so. Then laid on the recliner and slept some more. I couldn't seem to snap out of it. In between all that, I did get a little yard work done, but it was a very little. Just didn't feel good. Finally, around 2:30, I got up and got dressed and we went to go eat at Texas Roadhouse. Not much of an appetite though. Then to Penny's to find som... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:31:02 EST Working Out With Baby, Yep I'm Sick, I Need to Sleep Wed <BR> 8 Jul 15 <BR> Baby keeping us busy. He finally laid down for a nap at 10:25. Just eating, walking, playing... He was watching me workout and was trying to imitate me and trying to sit in my lap while I was doing crunches and stuff. Funny watching him trying to exercise. He likes to do "curls" with my 2 lb weight. He-He! Danny helped out with him though so I could finish. <BR> <BR> Thu <BR> 9 Jul 15 <BR> Ugh! I'm slowly getting sick. I'm stopped up a little and coughing. ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:58:21 EST What's My Twenty Tue <BR> 7 Jul 15 <BR> I saw a cute add with Tina Fey where she listed her day in bullet (numerical) format called "What's Your Twenty"; so I thought I would try that. Not 20 items, but listing my day. I won't be as funny, but I'm going to try it. <BR> <BR> 1. Up by 6:00. Gotta clean house for the housekeeper. (I don't do that, but Danny does). But I do have to put some clothes on before she gets here. Not that I'm naked - just out of the PJs. <BR> 2. Take my Boniva, because I'm old ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:46:31 EST Uh Oh! Getting Sick Sun <BR> 5 Jul 15 <BR> It was a typical Sunday except that I haven't felt the greatest in the last couple of days. I've had stomach issues since Friday. Plain old stomach ache. I've had two doses of Pepto Bismol. And I may be getting a sinus infection or something. My throat seems a little sore. <BR> <BR> Mon <BR> 6 Jul 15 <BR> I woke up and my throat is getting a little more sore and I feel like I may have a slight fever. Hope it doesn't get worse. But as the day passed by and I got ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:31:24 EST Happy 4th of July! Fri-Sat <BR> 3-4 Jul 15 <BR> Friday was a fairly quiet day. We did go out to lunch for BBQ. Then we went to Walmart to buy Danny's mom a TV for her at the nursing home. We found her a nice little 24" Visio flat screen. She's doing well there. She seems to be content and has a good attitude about it. <BR> <BR> Other than that, I just spent a lot of time doing some more hoop practice. I'm trying to create a new routine. I'm incorporating new moves as I learn them. This one has several... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 23:43:50 EST Babys' Swimming, Shopping with the BFF We didn't have Aaron today and won't tomorrow. From now until August, the other grand dad will be keeping him on Mon & Tue since he's off for the summer. So we got to sleep late - until 6:15. Then I got up and watered the flowers and then Danny and I got dressed and went to iHop for breakfast. A rare treat we take a couple or three times a year. Then we went and ordered new tires for our car and then to Walmart. Back home before noon. <BR> <BR> Tue <BR> 30 Jun 15 <BR> Tuesday was a qui... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 22:57:40 EST BIL's Bruised Eye Sat <BR> 27 Jun 15 <BR> The dog woke me up this morning wanting to play and to go outside, so we got up at 6:00. A little later, I tended to the flower gardens, pulling weeds mostly. After an hour, I was tired. This muggy weather or something is sapping me. I just didn't have any more energy to do more than that. I came in and rested a minute and then started on my Bible Study. Then I decided to tackle one tasker I had on my "to do" list. So I got in there and finally cleaned out my ... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 22:31:55 EST Retirement Coffee Invite, MIL in Nursing Home 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 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 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 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