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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:24:28 EST Photo Shoot, Photography Contest, Budweiser Clydesdale's in Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986468 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986463 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986459 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986455 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979033 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979017 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) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971938 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970958 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969961 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968827 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966534 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966522 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966517 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966506 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965705 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965697 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965687 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955620 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954676 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954666 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 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