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/ 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 Am I Falling Apart or What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813890 Friday, 31 Oct 14 - Sunday, 9 Nov 14 <BR> <BR> Friday, I went shopping with Jana. We haven't talked much in the last couple of weeks, so we both enjoyed spending the day shopping and having lunch at TaMolley's. We had to carry her 4-year old grandson with us. He did so good. I got to know him a little bit better. Such a little gentleman. He opened doors for me and held both our hands. Sweet young man. <BR> <BR> Danny & I took off Saturday morning and went to iHop. We don't eat big b... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 23:15:55 EST A Couple of Minor Mishaps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807777 We had a couple of mishaps on our bike ride. The ride was on State Highways and on County Roads, so we were sharing the roads with traffic. We had hooked up with another man, Chip; and another woman, Ginger. Towards the second half of the route, we were all riding single file and we heard a long, loud honk coming up behind us. It was a man in a truck. He passed me going fast, then I saw him pass the man in front of me. He was too close to him. Chip could have reached over and touched h... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:03:26 EST We Did It! We Rode the "Trick It Up" Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807769 Friday and Saturday <BR> 24 & 25 Oct 14 <BR> <BR> Well, my friend, Lisa and I are back from our "Trick It Up" bike ride. She made the whole 32 miles. I only made around 20. It took us about 4 1/2 hours to finish. My knee started to give out, so I hitched a ride with the SAG part of the way and then waited on her and the 2 folks we hooked up with along the way, and then finished the last 5 miles or so on a trail instead of the road. That was the prettiest part, but by then my knee was re... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:41:40 EST New Coats, Baby's Surgery, First Big Bike Ride, Fun With Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803569 It's been since October 11 since I've posted anything. I'm getting slack on blogging. I need to do better. <BR> <BR> Since then, here are a few things I've been up to. <BR> <BR> * Went to Shreveport to look for a couple of coats. I found two at Bass Pro. I had ordered 2 last year from them online, but had ordered too late in the season and they never back ordered, so I never got them. We also did a quick walk around the Board Walk, and ate at Joe's Crab Shack. On the way home, I boug... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:09:27 EST New Bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796062 Well, we did it! We bought our bikes today. We ended up buying a road bike, or I think it's actually called a hybrid. They're not good for gravel or dirt trails, but they can be ridden on roads, paved trails, and hard dirt surfaces. We're looking forward to our first event coming soon. The place we bought them from, they advised us on what to get, and sized them for us. I got a small and Lisa got a medium, but we got the same type bike. We got helmets, shorts and jerseys, rear-view m... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:02:12 EST Getting Ready to Buy a Bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794145 Yesterday, my friend, Mary came over for a visit, so I really enjoyed having her over. We sat outside on the back porch with the baby. He gave her plenty of his jolly smiles. He was so pleasant yesterday. We had him on his tummy on his pallet earlier and he was just oohing, awing, smiling, and laughing. He was rocking on his tummy like a sailboat on the water and looking up at us and smiling so big. Today, he's still being good, but he seems to be really sleepy, but fighting it. He onl... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:41:32 EST Another Ride, Flower Garden, Fun With the Kids, Pet Sitting, Octoberfest, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793040 Mon <BR> 29 Sep 14 <BR> My friend and I rode about 12 miles today. I did better this time than I did Friday. My legs didn't ache afterwards. But my friend said it felt harder for her this time. I told her it all probably has to do with if we got enough rest, if we ate right, and typically just how our bodies are feeling at the time. <BR> <BR> When I got home, I spent about an hour weeding my flower gardens. And I got Danny to get the hedge trimmers and trim up my Asiatic Jasmine ground ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:46:49 EST Hooping, Biking, Camping - and Headaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788689 Mon-Tue <BR> 22-23 Sep <BR> I've been having more headaches again lately. I've been taking too many meds. I don't like to take them more than 3 days in a row. I felt better by the afternoon on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Cody picked the baby up early Tuesday, so I had some time to practice my hoop routine. I recorded it and will maybe post it, or another one, soon. I also got up the nerve to jump in on a Facebook Hoop Game, so I'll try to post a free-style routine on there this weekend if I fe... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:10:47 EST My Friend's Visit, Savannah Like a Bull in a China Closet, Shopping with a Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784225 Mon <BR> 14 Sep 14 <BR> I invited my friend, Mary to come visit so she came over and I showed her my home and we looked at my vacation pictures. We went to Amigo Juan's for lunch. Then I drove through and ordered a KFC 10-piece meal to carry over to the family who lost their father and grandfather who had passed away the day before. Then we rode around my little home town and she took a few scenic shots. Then on home. Afterwards I just hung around the house binging on Netflix for awhile ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:31:41 EST Second Round of Shots; Got Caught in the Rain; Audubon Request, RIP Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779779 Friday <BR> 5 Sep 14 <BR> Ashley had asked me to go to Aaron's doctor appointment with them, so I took off with them Friday morning. It was time for his 4-month checkup and his second round of shots. That was kind of hard to see. He started crying right away when he first saw the doctor and the PA that came in with her. She was in training with the doctor. Aaron started crying pretty quickly and the doctor told the PA, "Remember, 4 months - Stranger Danger." I'm thinking she meant that... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:03:17 EST Nana's and Papa's First Outing With Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773592 Today was the first time Danny and I carried baby Aaron out. We loaded him up in his little car seat and went to the Junction for lunch. He did really good. We had to wake him up from a nap to leave home. I put his outfit on, and put him in his car seat and off we went. He did so good. He started fussing after a while, but I picked him up and held him for a few minutes and then put him back in his car seat and we never heard anymore fussing. We were able to eat and enjoy having him wit... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 21:54:54 EST Something Cool That Happened at the Airport http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773580 On the way home from our Alaska vacation, as we were walking to our boarding gate at the Seattle Airport: I was walking past another gate, and I almost ran into one of the men from none other than "Duck Dynasty"! It was all three of them plus one of their wives. I was face-to-face with one of them. I said, "Hello, famous people." Then I grabbed Danny and pointed them out to him. I had to ask him their names because I couldn't remember. So then I got my phone out, turned back around and... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 21:39:16 EST I'm Still Tired From the Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773575 Sunday <BR> 31 Aug 14 <BR> I was more tired Sunday than I was Saturday. My week must have caught up with me. I slept sound until 8:00 which is rare for me to sleep that late. I only woke up once during the night and went right back to sleep. I skipped Bible class, but made it to church. The rest of the day was pretty quiet. I worked on my vacation photos. The kids brought Aaron over. He's already starting to teethe, so he's been a little cranky the last two days. But we were still ha... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 21:29:59 EST Savannah's Vacation With the Petsitter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773567 Saturday <BR> 30 Aug 14 <BR> I slept sound until 8:00 after we got back from our trip. Then I woke up suddenly and jumped out of bed to call Savannah's pet sitter to see if I could come get her. She was leaving in 20 minutes, so I hurried up and went and got her. We had already been told that Savannah had to spend most of her days outside because she had peed in the house. She didn't know if it was rebellion or not. Because she is house trained. She would put her outside and then she wo... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 21:14:49 EST Our Alaska Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773470 Thursday <BR> 21 Aug 14 <BR> Seattle <BR> <BR> We got to Love Field on time. Danny & I ate grilled chicken at Whataburger. The others ate at Cool River Cafe. It was a good flight. We arrived around 3:55 Seattle time. We had a van that took us to the Mayflower Park Hotel. We ate dinner at the Icon Cafe. I had a Tomato, Egg Noodle, with an Alfredo-type sauce. I also had some of Johnnie & Charlotte's Fudge Cookie Dessert. I tried to be good, but it was gigantic and I had to help them ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:11:34 EST Vacation Preparation, Enjoying Baby Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773448 Well, I've gotten behind in blogging, but I'm back. So now I'm trying to catch up. I've put it all in my notes in my phone every day, so now I can just post from there. <BR> <BR> Sunday <BR> 10 Aug 14 <BR> We took off Sunday looking for a raincoat/windbreakeer for our upcoming vacation to Alaska. Danny bought one, but I thought I would just use what I already had. Then we went to Target and bought baby gifts for a set of twins just born. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> 11 Aug 14 <BR> Another da... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:18:04 EST Aaron, My Weight, My Pillow, the B-I-L http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756572 Tue & Wed <BR> 5 & 6 Aug 14 <BR> Tuesday the baby did good in the morning but in the afternoon, not so well. Little cat naps but other than that, he cried quite a bit. I called his mother that night & she was advising me on some things. My S-I-L was saying he may have gas. So I mentioned it to Ashley and she said it could be, or we both agreed he could just be fighting sleep. She also said he is hot-natured, so I could just try to keep him cool - put the fan near him or just take off his... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:05:51 EST Danny's Birthday, Pillow Fiasco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753230 Fri <BR> 1 Aug 14 <BR> A wishy, washy day. I had planned on another bike ride, but it got rained out. After that, I was going to go to town because I had several things I wanted to look at. Some stuff for my new home decor project; some nail art supplies; exchange my pillow; and some other stuff. Whoa! Hold up! Today's Danny's Birthday! Change of plans. So I wished him a Happy Birthday and asked him where did he want to go eat? Lunch at Applebee's maybe, or would he rather wait till ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:10:06 EST Horse Decor, Ladies Night Out, Little Things About Aaron http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753194 Sat <BR> 26 Jul 14 <BR> Workout - 40 min of cardio and circuit exercise on the re-bounder. <BR> Lunch - Triscuits, Kraft String Cheese, & Cantaloupe. I don't want to admit to anything else I ate that day. Is there such a thing as cheese with less cholesterol? <BR> <BR> The day was another fairly routine day. I did go to see the kids for a little while. Little Aaron was wearing nothing but his diaper, staying cool on Dad's lap and on his little floor pallet except for the time I had him. ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 21:19:13 EST Temporary Crown, Temporpedic Pillow, Computer Issues, Phone Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746608 Sunday <BR> 20 Jul 14 <BR> I was tired when I got home Saturday and still tired Sunday, so other then church and Subway, I stayed home and tried to take it easy. But I did bake another Blackberry Cobbler with my remaining blackberries. And I fertilized my flowers. The rest of the day, I did some backups of my iPhone photos and uploaded them to Snapfish. I was so sleepy, I made it a point to get to bed early. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> 21 Jul 14 <BR> I finally got my temporary crown put in. I... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:48:18 EST Another Ring Repair, My Crown, Getting Older, Training Class, Errands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746574 Monday <BR> 14 Jul 14 <BR> We went to the mall and I carried my jewelry for checking and cleaning. My new wedding ring which I've only had for about 7 months (The one I had before was stolen in a home robbery) had 2 small diamonds missing (second time already to have to replace diamonds) so they sent it off for repair. They said if it happens again, they would make another ring custom fit to my size. They said maybe the problem was in the re-sizing. The diamonds are coming out at the sid... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:53:56 EST Keeping Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738035 Wed <BR> 9 Jul 14 <BR> We started keeping Aaron on Wednesday. He did so good. We gave him some tummy time on a blanket on the bed. Then Ashley sent me a text saying he needs to have tummy time a few times a day. It helps him build his neck muscles up. He's supposed to be holding his head up pretty good at his Doctor Appt. Friday. Other times, I swaddled him and put him on his back in the Pack n Play. He's been smiling too. Such a sweet face when he smiles. <BR> <BR> Thu <BR> 10 Jul... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:58:27 EST Odd Event While on Vacation - Hampton Harry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734737 While at the motel on our mini-vacation in Hot Springs, on the last evening, Katie had a couple cups of hot tea. Later on she wanted another cup so she had asked me to go with her to get it in the lobby area of the motel. She had her cup and an employee was there and he told her "she didn't need anymore tea; she already had two cups; little girls don't need tea; they need milk. You drink milk." So he wouldn't let her have the tea and he took the cup from her and got a package of hot cho... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:27:08 EST Gonna Grill a Pineapple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734703 Sunday <BR> 6 Jul 14 <BR> I was a bit tired Sunday. Just wasn't feeling too well. Since Saturday, I've been feeling a minor ache on my broke tooth and I had a sore place in my nose. And I guess just still a little tired from our trip. So I just laid around and rested after lunch until around 3:00. I didn't even feel like working on my photo edits much. I quit on them and decided to take a nap. Then we went to see Aaron and the kids. We hadn't seen them since Tuesday because first we w... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:13:34 EST Rolling Right Along... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734511 Sunday <BR> 29 Jun 14 <BR> Quiet Sunday. Went to see our kids. Little Aaron is still doing well and changing every day. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> 30 Jun 14 <BR> I bought a pair of Danskin knit shorts and a couple of T-Shirts. My retirement wardrobe needs are quite a bit more casual and I don't have enough shorts. I want to get some sun on me this summer and find something cooler to wear. I've been wearing pants or crop pants but I'm ready to start wearing shorts. I painted my nails then Ka... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:28:08 EST Getting Ready For When We Start Keeping the Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727894 Tuesday <BR> 24 Jun 14 <BR> I went back to my ear doctor for a one-month checkup. My ear is doing good and he'll see me in 6 months if I don't have any problems before then. <BR> <BR> I mentioned in my last blog about the gophers eating my Mexican Sunflowers, so I picked up some gopher repellent. I hope it works. They are all over my yard along with moles, but I read that moles don't eat plants; just earth worms and grubs. So I'm placing it where the gophers are and leaving the mole t... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:53:02 EST Closet Declutter, Pontoon Boat Tour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724827 Friday - 20 Jun 14 <BR> I've had on my to-do list to clean out my guest bedroom closet. I finally marked that off, Woo-hoo! The only other thing I remember about last Friday is we went to our brother- and sister-in-law's to eat fish. Just enjoyed the meal with family outside on the back patio. <BR> <BR> Saturday - 21 Jun 14 <BR> I got up early to go with my photo group to the Caddo Lake area. We went on a Pontoon Boat Tour and had a fantastic morning. It was called The Graceful Ghost... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:39:52 EST Having a Staycation; What Sparked My Interest in Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721553 Monday, 16 Jun 14 <BR> Home all day. Cleaned out a couple of drawers in my computer desk. Wow! That looks better. Worked in the garden for about 45 minutes. Went next door to watch Katie swim and sit by the pool with Lecia and Chloe. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, 17 Jun 14 <BR> Hoop danced for about an hour. Carried Savannah to the groomer. She looks so purty! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407585873.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ate Turkey & Cheese on a Wheat Tortilla wit... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:46:02 EST Bike Riding on Hold, Trips to Txk, Savannah Saga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718519 Monday, 9 Jun 14 <BR> Heavy thunder, lightening, & rain but without the strong winds. Just what we needed; but had to reschedule the bike ride we had planned. Was going to try for Friday, but I'll tell you about that later. I did some upper body high cardio, ab workout, & stretch for 30 minutes & then practiced my hoop routine some more. I carried Savannah back to the vet. The vet doesn't know why she won't eat. It's been a week since her surgery. The vet gave her an antibiotic injecti... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:08:24 EST A Day in Town, Gardening, Clean Fridge, Baby Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713691 Friday, 6 Jun 14 <BR> Friday morning, I worked outside to some more YouTube Hoop Tutorials learning 4 different "Palm Spins". Then we went to town and ate at Applebee's; carried some Yoga Pants to be taken up (I'm in between medium and large, so I buy large and have them taken up); went to Academy to look for some garden shoes or Crocs but didn't buy any. They cost alot for what I'm wanting to use them for which is setting outside on the porch to slip on when I go outside or work in the gar... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:03:45 EST My First Hoop Dance Choreographed Attempt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712804 Well, this is my first attempt at choreographing a Dance Hoop Routine. It's a slow routine. Mainly because it was the first song on my iPhone that I liked and wanted to try to create with it. I know this isn't the greatest and it needs a LOT of work. I'm only about half way through the routine, but wanted to go ahead and post it. Please feel free to critique and give me ideas for improvement. The first thing I noticed when I saw myself on the video was that I need to SMILE! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 13:22:38 EST Gardening, Savannah, Lunch with the Besties, Baby Aaron http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711445 Tuesday, 3 Jun 14. <BR> Worked in flower gardens, pulling weeds. <BR> Savannah is doing OK except she's not eating her dog food. But she is drinking her water. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, 4 Jun 14. <BR> Did more work in the garden pulling weeds. <BR> Had to carry Savannah back to vet and was given anti-nausea shot and some pills to start taking tomorrow. She's still not eating her dog food. The vet gave her a can of special dog food. At first she wouldn't eat it, but later on that night s... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 16:13:48 EST I'm Old Enough to Be Her Grandmother! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711415 Weird event: I was at the mall walking in the midway and a young girl around 15 was sitting on a bench. As I walked by, she looked at me and said "Hello Mom." I said, "Me?" She said, "I'm sorry." That was sort of weird. Was she trying to insult me by implying that I was old enough to be her mom? If so, it wasn't an insult because her mom could be young enough to be my daughter. It would of been a compliment if she thought I was young as her mom because I could have her grandmother. ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:15:38 EST Hooping All Week, Crazy Conversation, Kids Home to Visit, Photo Shoot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707558 Friday - 23 May 14 <BR> Quiet day. <BR> Got hair cut and colored. <BR> Hoop workouts. Watched a lot of hoop videos on You Tube. I've been wanting to choreograph a routine but I have memory problems. It is so discouraging to have the heart of an artist but no ability. <BR> <BR> Saturday - 24 May 14 <BR> Hoop tutorials. <BR> Baked "Blonde Brownies" (Southern Living) <BR> Lunch - Wheat Tortilla with Turkey, Low Fat American Cheese, Honey Mustard, Side of strawberries, blueberries, Whip Cre... Sat, 31 May 2014 15:53:36 EST Baby to Doctor, Gardening, Cemetery, Digital Frame, Bird Pictures - NOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701053 Monday I went with Ashley and Aaron to the doctor. I got to go in with them. It was his 2-week checkup and the doctor said he was "perfect"! So it was a good visit. We were excited that he's doing so well. He's such a good baby! <BR> <BR> Tuesday was a pretty busy and enjoyable day. I got outside during the morning and worked in my flower garden in the front yard pulling weeds and watering. I still need to get out in the back yard and do the same. They are all looking pretty good. I... Thu, 22 May 2014 21:32:44 EST Saturday and Sunday - Kid's Anniversary, Sunday Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697796 I had Egg Salad on Crackers, and water with lemon, for lunch Saturday. We stayed home until dinner time and went out for BBQ then went to get groceries for a recipe for next week. I'm planning on a Southern Living recipe of Sausage Quiche. My "fun" workout for Saturday was Poi Sock practice. I'm up to the intermediate level, but it will probably be a long time before I get to the advanced level. It's low impact, but as I always say, any workout is good as long as your up off your feet a... Sun, 18 May 2014 17:17:25 EST Silly Pet Peeve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696583 Silly Pet Peeve: <BR> When my husband or my friend says, "Where do you want to eat?" And I tell them where I want to go eat and they say, "No, I don't want that. How about 'so and so'?" I'm thinking, "Why did you ask me then if you don't want to go where I want to go." Why didn't you say you want to go to 'so and so'? I know they are trying to consider what I want but then it ends up what they want. I know it should be mutual what we both want, but for some silly reason, it just bugs me... Fri, 16 May 2014 18:34:00 EST Baby Aaron, Mother's Day, Fantastic Kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693661 Baby Aaron is doing fine. We're all just smitten and so excited to have him here and in good health. Mom and dad doing well also. Ashley had Pre-Eclampsia, but she really did a good job with labor and delivery and the medical staff took great care of her. Aaron had jaundice, but he's fine now. I went about 6 days in a row getting to see the baby, but around Wednesday was the first day we didn't go see him. It is so hard to not go visit, but don't want to be a constant bother to the k... Mon, 12 May 2014 19:51:46 EST You Can Call Me Nana! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688246 Since I've written, I finally got a pedicure Tuesday. It's been 2 years since I've had one and I thoroughly enjoyed that and the rest of the day. It was just a day to take off alone and do whatever I wanted to. In the same block as the Nail Salon was Cato's so I went there afterwards and bought a couple of skirts. <BR> <BR> And this has been an extremely eventful week! We have a new grand baby! A boy. And he is soooo precious. We are smitten as you might imagine. We are happy and ... Mon, 5 May 2014 17:28:24 EST A Trip to Shreveport http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682675 Friday I went to my ear doctor for my monthly checkup since my ear surgery. They checked my hearing and it wasn't as good as it should be due to fluid buildup. So he punched a hole in my ear drum and I could immediately hear better. If the hole doesn't grow back, that should be all that he needs to do, but that is unlikely and he will probably have to put another tube in. <BR> <BR> Afterwards, we did a little shopping, ate lunch, and back home for a short afternoon nap. Then over to see ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:50:11 EST Mom and Baby is My Priority Right Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679698 Oh man I'm so mad...I had my blog half way typed out and got ready to save it and the computer froze up and didn't save. So now I'm starting over. Ugh!!! <BR> <BR> So here goes again... <BR> <BR> Wednesday, a lady from church said they needed help at the nursing home birthday party, so I helped serve cake and punch and really enjoyed it. While I was there, I took the opportunity to go visit Danny's uncle who has been there for a short time and has Alzheimer's. It was a nice visit. <BR> ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:49:12 EST Gardening and Photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673083 Wow! It's already been another week since I've blogged. I'm slipping. But I'm still tracking my food and some of my exercise. My eating habits are slipping too. I've gained 4 1/2 lbs over my maintenance weight. I believe since I'm spending more time at home, I eat more sweets just by walking in the kitchen. Today, I did better though by eating lunch at home and drinking water for lunch and dinner. It's a start! <BR> <BR> We had a tornado watch one night last week, but I can't remembe... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:59:21 EST Last Week and a Half - In Condensed Format http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666909 It's been a while since I've written, so...Over the last week & a half here's what I've been up to. <BR> <BR> Good food: Salmon - hominy - canned red potatoes - Chicken Tortilla Soup (I guess that's good) - Denise Austin Chinese Food meal with lots of veggies, Sesame Oil, Pork Tenderloin, Batista Rice...It turned out good. Danny liked it too. But it took an hour and a half to fix. And I made a mess while making it. I wish I was better at working out a system when I get in the kitchen.... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:41:00 EST Funeral, Bunco, Chinese Food Recipe, My Website, Baby Shower, Garven Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658165 Monday - My workout was with the hula hoop. Then we had to go to a funeral of the mother of a friend of ours. Then Monday evening I was asked to sub for a Bunco group, so I headed over there and had a fun evening with the ladies. I hadn't played in a couple of years, so I had to be reminded on how to play. Good fun, good food; didn't win anything but didn't matter. I still had fun. <BR> <BR> Tuesday - I finished up going through my photos that I wanted to get prints of. I think I ord... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:03:53 EST A Bit of a Hectic Sunday Afternoon, But Still a Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654884 Saturday I didn't even brush my teeth until 4:00. It was so late by time I got my shower and washed my hair that I decided not to put any makeup on and I just dressed in my lounge wear for the rest of the evening. Since we went out Friday night, we decided to stay home Saturday. Danny had burned a bunch of brush at our land and at the house, so he was really tired by the evening. So he just grilled hotlinks and we had that with pork n beans & chips for dinner. My workout was 30 minutes o... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:26:08 EST Music and Photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653560 Wednesday my workout was 30 minutes of aerobics. Then I cleaned the oven. I've had that on my "to-do" list for the longest and finally was able to check it off. Then I took a few hours and downloaded several of my favorite songs to my iTunes and then synced to my iPhone and then to my iPod. That way, I have 2 backups. I get coupon codes off my coke cartons and mycokerewards.com gives me credit for them. I get almost all of my music this way. <BR> <BR> My eating wasn't too good Wedn... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:10:39 EST Identifying Birds at the Backyard Bird Feeder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651132 Goals completed yesterday: <BR> * Had a fruit smoothie for breakfast (healthy and tasted good). <BR> * Belly Dance Workout - 35 minutes. <BR> * Got baby shower invitations ordered. (My friend told me I should have just made my own on the computer. Hmmmm...should have talked to her sooner. Oh well, lesson's learned; and at least they will be really pretty since you get what you pay for. <BR> * Revised my airline reservations and in the process got some flight points credited back to my ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:59:31 EST