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/ A Silly, Stupid Thing I Did! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161727 Oh yeah! I did something stupid one morning recently. I took my vitamins as usual. Later I was in the kitchen and saw a pill there. I thought, "Oh I didn't take the calcium pill." So I picked it up and took it. A few minutes later, Danny asked me what happened to his pill. Oh no, I took his pill! It was his antibiotic! Come to find out, it was a sulfa pill and I'm allergic to sulfa. I called my step-daughter who is a pharmacist and left a voice mail. I called the pharmacist in town and he... Thu, 12 May 2016 20:17:25 EST More Recent Highlights 18 Apr - 12 May 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161712 These days, babysitting, bike riding, exercising (hoop dancing, yeah!), photography, guitar practice take up a lot of my time. The little one is doing well. Changing every day, picking up new words, trying to make sentences. He told Papa today, "Papa, barn, get it, key." He wanted him to take him riding on the lawn mower I think. So cute! He had his two-year Doctor appointment. It was all good. He did so good. Only cried when he got a shot but was over it quickly. Last time he didn't do w... Thu, 12 May 2016 20:01:32 EST What Are You Passionate About? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148166 The other day I was thinking philosophical thoughts. I got to wondering what makes people like the things they do. What sparks their passions. What do they love? So, tell me, what are your passions; what are your hobbies; who or what do you love? I love animals in all shapes and forms. Sometimes I feel I do better around animals than I do around people. I love the wildlife. I long for opportunities to photograph them but sadly, rarely get it. I love horses. I think they are the most beaut... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:47:29 EST Highlights From Last Few Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145070 <BR> <BR> Mon <BR> 18 Apr <BR> <BR> Just a few highlights from the last few days: <BR> <BR> We started reworking our flowerbeds. We got rid of the old landscaping timber and are replacing it with sandstone rocks. It looks so much better and should last from here on out. <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> The grandbaby has been sick. The doctor tested him for strep throat, but luckily it was negative. He said it would just have to run its course and it did. He has been better for the last few days... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:53:00 EST I Don't Understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137985 I guess this is a bit of a rant, but I can't understand people who trap innocent wildlife and then kill them. A certain person called me and said her husband had a raccoon in a trap. She suggested I bring Aaron over to see it. Well that didn't happen. I don't remember what I told her, but didn't say whether I would or not. Ok, so maybe it was getting in his garden, or maybe he considers it as a rodent, or whatever the reason. Why can't he just trap and relocate? Or just leave it alone. If... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:35:44 EST You Make Me Feel Like Dancing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135911 I decided to share my latest choreographed hoop dance video. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 22:37:01 EST A Spur-of-the-Moment; Unplanned, Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135887 I had an unexpected but fun spur-of-the-moment outing Saturday. My friend, Mary called wanting to go on a photo shoot to Cooper Lake near Sulfur Springs. I had never been and didn't even know about it. It was about a two-hour drive from my house. She said she didn't really expect me to go, but wanted to see if I might. I surprised her and said I would go. We decided to take some back roads to our destination instead of taking the Interstate. So we headed in that direction. On our firs... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:59:26 EST Passions, Hobbies, and Things That Come to Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132820 Fri, 1 Apr 16 <BR> <BR> I'm thinking that from now on, I'm gonna quit blogging about my day-to-day affairs or maybe just put them in a more private journal. They seem to have become a bit monotonous and similar. Mainly, I just want to start posting things I'm passionate about; things I love; things I love to do, the thoughts that come to mind; that kind of thing. The one thing I have on my mind right now is my hobbies. My "Me" time. I don't get a lot of it. I babysit, come and go with ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 20:38:48 EST SNORE POLICE - STOP IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128296 If you snore, is it OK for your spouse to shake the bed to wake you up? And then to top it off, roll over and start snoring himself?! And then I worry about snoring again and then can't go back to sleep. I probably got only around 3 hrs last night. That's not the first time he's done that. I feel like it's a bit selfish. Am I wrong? I don't wake him up when he snores. If he gets too bad, I use my ear plugs. I don't think I snore all the time, but now I'm worrying that I'm getting worse.... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:10:39 EST Aaron, Roadhouse, Biking, and Hooping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128276 Thu-Sat 24-26 Mar 16 The other grandparents kept Aaron Wed night, Thu night and Friday night so Ashley could have some time to recover from her surgery. They would bring him home to be with her and Cody for a bit and then take him back with them. He finally went back home today. I got to talk to him on the speaker phone. Aw. So cute talking to a 22-month old on the phone. He was saying Nana, Papa, red trailer, and just chattering baby talk. So cute and sweet. We'll see them tomorrow and brin... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:30:55 EST Sleepover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126235 Thu - Wed 17-23 Mar 16 When I don't blog for almost a week, it's hard to keep up with stuff so I'll just try to remember what little I can. Let's see, last Friday my friend Jana and I went for a pedicure to a salon we hadn't been to before. It was so so but probably won't go back. Nice environment, but my guy just sort of rushed through it and her girl hurt her a little with the cutting clippers and then they just sort of left us hanging at the end. Oh well, our toes still look purty, He-H... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:16:47 EST Tornado Warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121550 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/589dd33d-1dc4-4fdc-9f5e-c9a7fef7b83d.jpg"> Oh my goodness! A tornado warning hit in our area this morning. It was so sudden. I first got an emergency warning on my phone. Then Red Alert came in on both my cell phone and my home phone. I grabbed the baby and headed towards the bathroom. But first I looked outside and took this quick snapshot. Then Danny came rushing home and made us get ready and take off to our kids storm shelter. So I grabbed ... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:40:11 EST 12,618 Steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120909 Mon-Wed 14-16 Mar 16 Monday I had some much appreciated home alone time. I made a to-do list for the day. *Call Helen. (The lady from church who broke her leg and is in hospital). The line was busy every time I tried. I later found out when she ended her calls, she didn't hang up properly. *Strength Workout *Hoop Dance Workout. By time I completed that it was 1:00 already! Took a while to get going and get started. *Online Sales ongoing process. *Practice guitar Got it all done with time... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:07:26 EST My Friend Broke Her Hip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118330 Fri-Sun 11-13 Mar 16 Friday I hooped for an hour. I'm still working on a routine to "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer. Then we went to Texarkana and I got my new sunglasses. We ate at McAlesters. I love McAlesters. Great menu. I had a Hot Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Chicken Tortilla Soup. Yum! Then we went to visit a friend of mine from church. She's an elderly lady I sit with at church who had fallen Wednesday and broke her leg up close to her hip. She slept through our visit... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:52:26 EST Spring Break With Rain, Rain, Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116324 Sun-Thu 6-10 Mar 16 I don't remember if I've already posted, but we got Aaron a new toddler bed. It's a crib size inflatable bed. I bought it one day last week. I inflated it and set it up Sunday. I let my niece borrow the Pack N Play he has outgrown. It's Spring Break this week so Ashley's dad is off and her mom also took off. So they kept Aaron Mon and Tue. Danny was going to take his mom to the doctor and I was going to have a little time home alone. I had planned on exercising, hoop da... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:09:09 EST Eating, Shopping, Fish Fry, Bike Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111808 Thu-Sat 3-5 Mar 16 Aaron did better at the Junction Thursday. The week before he cried when a little girl scared him when she cried. But this time he ate good and didn't stress too much. At one point he covered his eyes and watered up a little, but he made it. He even got down and ran down the little hallway where his favorite picture is. He likes to look at it when we eat there. It's a country scene with a tractor and a house and barn. He loves tractors and barns. Friday I went to town wi... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 11:03:08 EST Hopeful Trip Before End of Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109833 Sat-Wed 24 Feb - 2 Mar 16 Saturday, and then again on Monday, Lisa and I rode bikes. We did 8.5 and 9.8 miles. We explored 2 bike trails in Txk we had never been on. One at the local park and one near the hospital. The one at the park was nice and we were able to make several rounds in it to total the 8+ miles. The second trail wasn't very long, so we rode some in that local neighborhood and then got back on the trail at the end of the ride. Both days were very pleasant weather days. In th... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 21:36:17 EST Baby Don't Cry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105531 Tue-Fri 23-26 Feb 16 We've been home all week up to Thu when we carried Aaron to The Junction. Well...there was a little girl there who cried out and it scared Aaron. He cried so I had to try and console him. I carried him out to the foyer and tried to settle him. It worked a little and we went back to the table; he ate a little but he was so stressed and he started back up again. I don't know why crying babies scare him so. I so hope it soon will pass. We headed on home afterwards and he ... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:31:33 EST Kids Run The Line Too. A Kid's Half Marathon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102191 Wed-Mon 17-22 Feb 16 It's been almost a week since I've blogged. I'm slipping. I finished Day 7 of my 30-Day Strength Challenge. Today was a light day. It was only stretch exercises. The last couple of days I was really sore but today it seems to have worked itself out. The rest has been my typical exercise routine. My weight has jumped back up mainly because I haven't been tracking it. Got to get back on that band wagon. It's hard for me to think back a whole week. The only thing I c... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:44:09 EST Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097664 Sun-Tue 14-16 Feb 16 Sunday was Valentine's Day. We had really already celebrated on Friday when we went out to Texas Roadhouse. But for Sunday, we just went to New Boston and ate at Subway and did some shopping at Walmart. And I bought my mother-in-law a red & white heart balloon to carry to her along with some photos for her to put up in her room. Then we went by to give them to her and visit a while. We didn't get to give Aaron and the kids their's until the next day because they were so b... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:03:30 EST Bought a New Guitar, Another Dog On My Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095316 Sun-Sat 7-13 Feb 16 Sun-Thu was a pretty quiet few days. We had Aaron all week. We got out long enough to eat lunch Thursday, but I was home other than that being entertained by him. Such a cute age. After he left Thursday, we ran to Walmart for some groceries and I got some Valentine's for the kids. Friday, Danny encouraged me to go back and look at guitars again. So we went to Pete's Music Store. He showed me one and it was nice. I asked to look at some more. He showed me another and as... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:52:01 EST Looking for a Guitar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089656 Thu-Sat <BR> 4-6 Feb 16 <BR> Thursday, it ended up that we didn't have the baby, so Danny and I decided we wanted to go do something. I suggested we go to Magnolia, AR, for a Wildlife Photography Seminar at SAU which was from 7:00-8:30. We could leave sometime after lunch, go to the Seminar; we could carry Savannah with us, & get a motel for the night. It would be fun. Well...he wasn't fired up about it, so I didn't push the issue. I wish I would have just packed up and went myself. Nex... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 22:41:13 EST Bike Ride in Paris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086757 Mon-Wed <BR> 1-3 Feb 16 <BR> Lisa and I rode bikes in Paris, TX on Monday. We had a good time; rode 10.5 miles. The only problem was over half of the trail was loose gravel. Several parts of the other end of the trail is still under maintenance. Not the best riding conditions that we like. But it was still fun. It was a beautiful day. Temperature was in the 70s. We had lunch at a Mexican Restaurant, and after the ride went in Belk's for a while. We were home by about 4:30. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:42:11 EST Celebrated Our Anniversary One More Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084057 Sat-Sun 30-31 Jan 16 I was able to get in a much better hoop workout Saturday morning. I finally got my 3 routines re-memorized. I had forgotten some of it recently due to inactivity since my bike wreck. I'm better finally. Then I did some freestyle. That was fun. I've learned enough "tricks" to be able to flow from one movement to the next a little more fluidly. It's time to learn some new moves and create a new routine. We didn't go to Red Lobster for our anniversary Friday like we usua... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:12:01 EST Happy Anniversary To Us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082662 Thu-Fri 28-29 Jan 16 We could tell Aaron is feeling better from having his tubes put in. He was so comical yesterday. He would do things like trying to get on my laptop. He knows I won't let him play with it yet and then we would scold him and then he would take off running bent over with his arms behind him. And I let him play with those little rubber pages with sticker-like flowers and butterflies and letters. He would get handfuls and stack them all up and then he would laugh out loud lik... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:45:52 EST Welcome to the World, Baby Cooper! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080821 Mon-Wed 25-27 Jan 16 Let's see. I guess the only thing of note really is that we have a new baby in the family. Cooper was born Yesterday, 26 Jan 16. He's my great-nephew. New baby brother to little Chloe and also to big-sister Katie. So Aaron's no longer the littlest one, He-He! I went to see him in hospital about 2 hrs after he was born. So sweet, precious, and handsome! Also yesterday, I went to a photo club training class. We learned about replacing a dull sky with more vibrant sky and... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:03:55 EST Movie, On The Border http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078046 Fri-Sun 22-24 Jan 16 Friday I went with a couple of my friends to lunch and a movie, "Sisters". Saturday Danny and I went to Texarkana and ate at On the Border and then to Academy where he bought some new jeans. Sunday other than the usual routine, I put on some new Jamberry nails. Other than that I've been home just puttin' around doing a little this and that. My workout was hooping Saturday. I'm having trouble getting my "mojo" back though. I just can't seem to get back the ener... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:45:21 EST Work Out, Healthy Recipe, Tubes for the Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075504 Tue-Thu 19-21 Jan Tue was my back/knee workout, I skipped Wed, and today I worked out to some Sparkpeople workouts. Pretty moderate. For dinner last night, I made that healthy recipe that I've had planned. It's called Harvest Wheat Berry Salad. It was really good. I've never had Wheat Berry's before. It had that, plus Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Apricots, Dried Cranberries, Chopped Apples, and a from-scratch Vinaigrette Dressing. Very good and healthy as an added bonus. I fixed Grilled Pork Chops... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:31:45 EST All About the Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075496 My hair stylist I've had for at least the last 15+ years retired last December. I had decided at first I would go to a woman whom I had read about several years ago. I've kept her name and number in my phone all this time. She is supposed to be able to cut your hair according to your face shape. The only problem is, I've been spoiled to only paying $30 for a cut and color. I knew I would never find another stylist that cheap, but the new stylist charges $48 for just the cut and $50 for the co... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:15:40 EST New Recipe, Downton Abby, More Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072964 Sat-Mon 16-18 Jan 16 I've been home mostly through the weekend. We just went late Saturday to Walmart where I got the rest of the ingredients for my healthy nut and fruit salad I'm planning on making. Sunday, a typical day of resting mostly, and binging on "Downton Abby" season 5. I downloaded the whole season off Amazon. Going to buy season 6, the last season, also after this. It's a really good show. Love the period acting and scenery. I worked out hooping for about 30 minutes. Today, Mo... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:01:14 EST Went To the Cemetery, Discovered The Granery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070442 Fri, 15 Jan 16 Busy day today. After I finally got out of my recliner, I did almost 30 min hooping. Yikes. It aggravated my shoulder a bit and so I took a couple Tylenol. But then got up and got dressed to go to the cemetery to put flowers on my mom's and dad's grave. Today is 5 years since I lost Daddy. Mom has been gone almost 15 years. I can't believe she's been gone that long. I always feel such a sense of peace when I go there. But also a little sadness. Then we circled around to town ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:48:13 EST Morris' Funeral and Going to a Movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069417 Wed-Thu 13-14 Jan 16 Yesterday was Morris' funeral. Danny was a pallbearer so I went by myself. Cody stayed home that morning and kept Aaron. It was a very nice funeral. It's a big family. He was one of 13 kids and from there came many cousins. One of the cousins can sing beautifully and she sang at the funeral and then she spoke. She did a wonderful job recounting some anecdotes about Morris. Another cousin also sang at the graveside services, but I didn't go to that so I missed a beautiful ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:57:21 EST Aaron Still Sick, Bike Ride, RIP Morris. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068011 Mon-Tue 11-12 Jan 16 Yesterday we didn't have Aaron because his mom stayed home with him and carried him to the doctor. He was diagnosed with a pretty bad ear infection in his left ear. So he's back on antibiotics and has an appt with an ENT specialist on Monday. He may have to have tubes. But hopefully not. I spent the day working out some, hooping, and then I put a couple things on Tradesy.com and eBay to try and sell. We had dumplings for lunch and BBQ ribs for dinner. I tracked what I a... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:55:34 EST Back to Hoop Dancing, Day in Town, Jamberry Nails http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066199 Fri-Sun <BR> 8-10 Jan 16 <BR> Friday, I did some back/knee strength/stretch workout and I hooped a little bit. I worked on my dance routine #1 and made sure I could remember it all. I had to remind myself on some of the moves. And part of it, I can't do yet, i.e., where I put my arm through the hoop and then drop my head through. It's still too painful with my shoulder. Gonna keep trying though. <BR> <BR> Saturday, we took off to town and did a little shopping and just did some things... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:48:07 EST Back in the Swing of Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063320 Tue-Thu 5-7 Jan 16 It's been a pretty quiet 3 days. Just getting back into the routine after almost 3 weeks of holiday time, I.e., kids being off, not having the baby much. We've had him for 3 days now this week. It was kind of hard to get back in the swing of things for all of us. But today it seemed better. Yesterday and this morning, Aaron cried when his mom & dad left. He's never done that before. But as the morning moved along, he was fine. He's played well the rest of the day. We carrie... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 17:15:34 EST Working Out, Ear Doctor & Shopping, Happy New Year, Bike Maintenance & Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060283 Thu 31 Dec 15 New Year's Eve I did a pretty easy back and knee workout; except for a couple of crunch exercises I couldn't do. I couldn't lay on my back and raise up or couldn't raise my legs if I laid on my back. It strained my injured ribs front and back too much. I went to the Ear Doctor for my 6-month checkup. My tube was out. He said we wouldn't do anything else unless it stops up again. Which according to my lifetime history, it will. And then he would put another tube in. I as... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 17:35:18 EST Easing Back Into Working Out, Back to Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060265 Mon <BR> 28 Dec 15 <BR> I did some easy exercises. Deep breathing (I read to do that after rib fractures), Lunges, Walk in Place, Stretches... for about 20 minutes. I so miss my hooping. But that would be too painful right now. I'm afraid I'll forget my 3 routines I've learned. <em>39</em> I left a voicemail with my doctor's nurse telling her about my accident, to see what she advises me to do; whether to come back in to X-ray my ribs; whether I should actually be exercising yet or ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 17:10:33 EST Town on Saturday, Home Being Lazy on Sunday, Severe Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060251 Sat-Sun <BR> 27 Dec - 28 Dec 15 <BR> Danny and I went to town Saturday. I went to Ulta while he waited in the car. That's a pretty neat store. I've never been there before. I bought a hair brush and some white eye liner. I saw my D-I-L wearing it and really liked it on her, so wanted to try it. Also, we went to Academy. Danny is looking for some sports pants with a back pocket. But so far, no luck. Then I went to Sally's. I read that crystal nail files are less damaging to fine nail... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:52:29 EST Still Recovering, Finishing Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052583 Wed <BR> 23 Dec 15 <BR> Today is not a good day for me. I just feel bad. My shoulder and especially my back feel worse. I tried some very, very easy exercises. I lasted 8 minutes. I'm still just too sore to workout. I guess walking is all I should do for a while. After the holidays, I'll try to get out and start taking Savannah walking with me. <BR> <BR> We headed out to finish up our Christmas shopping. I bought candy for the kid's Christmas stockings. Then to Michael's Arts & Cr... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:38:42 EST Early Christmas, Day in Little Rock, Savannah to Vet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051258 Sat <BR> 19 Dec 15 <BR> My soreness is becoming more localized now I think. General soreness is easing up; but specific areas are still quite painful. It's still hard to make certain movements like getting up; still hard to lift or pull with my left arm. Pinpoint areas are left shoulder and an area from my back to my chest on the left side. <BR> <BR> We had our early Christmas Saturday evening. It all turned out well I thought. We ate a good meal (Tamale's and everything that went wit... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:45:11 EST My First Bike Wreck - Well, Since I Was a Kid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051246 Thu <BR> 17 Dec 15 <BR> Well, we started on a bike ride and ended up sprawled out on the pavement! Probably didn't make a mile before two dogs got after us and we both crashed. I think they got too close to her and she thought they were going to bite, and then she got too close to me and so then we collided and crashed and the dogs high-tailed it after that and we didn't see where they went. At least they didn't hang around to chew on us while we were down. It hurt both of us. She hurt h... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:15:08 EST Babysitting and Christmas Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051238 Tue-Wed <BR> 8-9 Dec 15 <BR> We were home with the baby both days. He was sick with ear infection in both ears, head and chest congestion. <BR> <BR> Thu <BR> 10 Dec 15 <BR> Aaron was getting worse, so he went back to the doctor. He had already been Monday, I think it was. I went with him and his mom this time. He was diagnosed with croup. He didn't like going to the doctor. He cried the whole time. He had X-Rays. He had to have a shot. He was not a happy fellow. <BR> <BR> Fri <BR> ... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:53:39 EST Baby Sick, Bike Ride, Beautiful, Unique Homes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051208 Sun <BR> 6 Dec 15 <BR> Other than our usual Sunday routine, Danny did deep-clean dusting in the living room and I got the Christmas presents wrapped and put under the tree. That took us both a couple of hours. <BR> <BR> Mon <BR> 7 Dec 15 <BR> We rode bikes 8.9 miles in Texarkana. We cut into our ride time and distance because we stopped at an old coworker's of Lisa's home to visit him and his wife. Lisa wanted me to see their beautiful home; and it was beautiful. I usually don't like hom... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:47:26 EST New Camera, MIL Nursing Home Saga, Kiddo's Sick, Christmas Shopping, Choreography http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042813 Tuesday <BR> 1 Dec 15 <BR> <BR> I've been wanting another small point & shoot camera, especially to take out on my bike rides. Now is a good time to get good sale prices. Target didn't have the one I wanted though. The paper Sunday said Best Buy had one for $100 off the regular price, but then I looked online and couldn't find the deal. I was in a rush, so didn't get to go look at the store. I ended up buying it online at Overstock.com at a pretty good sale price. It's a Canon 710SX. ... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 15:38:57 EST Life and Quality Time to Live It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039628 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 own 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039583 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035864 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023265 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023254 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:( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018905 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