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/ 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 Dryer Died, Hair Dilemma, In the Mood for Spring (Cleaning) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649310 Last week, I think it was Thursday, we went and ordered a new dryer since our old one went kaput. It was in by Saturday, so Danny went back and picked it up and we spent Saturday morning installing it ourselves. We actually did it...by ourselves! I can't believe we successfully installed an appliance on our own. We usually have some sort of problem, or get mad at each other, or some part is missing, or we break something before we're finished. But this time, it went off pretty well witho... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:56:18 EST Getting Ready for Baby and Painting Katie's Nails http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646425 Yesterday, I went to Walmart to look at their baby invitations, but they didn't have enough, so I'll purchase from a website Ashley referred me to. <BR> <BR> Today, we had planned on going to the cemetery to put flowers on my parent's grave, but we decided to wait on that until a prettier day. We should have gone yesterday, because it was a beautiful day, but today has reverted back to cold and windy. I'll wait and go on a nicer, more peaceful day. We did go to town though for a jewelry... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:39:01 EST Another Lake Photo Shoot, Nursing Home Visit, Invitations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644746 OK, let me see, I haven't written since Friday. And it was just a typical day around home of balancing the bank account, and lunch at the Junction. My workout consisted of about 20 minutes on the mini-trampoline. <BR> <BR> Saturday, I went out to the lake with Mary for a photo shoot. She spotted 2 eagles! I only saw one of them. We got a few shots of the one up in a tree. We just couldn't get as close as I wanted, but it was a pretty cool thing to see them in our area. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:29:24 EST Katie's Square Dance, Dental Fiasco and Damaged Ring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641573 Tuesday I slowed down a little and just caught up with a few taskers at home. I think we just went out to lunch and the rest of the day was just spent at home. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, we went to Katie's Square Dance at her school. It's her 4th and last year for that and she wanted us to come, so we did, and then we got to check her out of school for the rest of the afternoon and took her to DQ and then to the house. She played with Savannah for awhile, which Savannah just loved to the max, a... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 18:06:17 EST Movies, Photo Lesson, Lunch With the Girls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638738 Friday Lisa W. and I went to see "Endless Love". It was good. A love story. Then we went to a few places in town - Kohl's, Petsmart, Walgreen's, and then ate a late lunch at TaMolley's. Then we went to her daughter's and picked up her granddaughter for her to spend the rest of the evening with. We enjoyed the day. I've never done much with this girl before. She's my BFF's sister and newly retired like me. We've been talking about getting together and so we did Friday and I enjoyed it... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:53:24 EST Nails, Little Sister, New Stuff, Two Doctor's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635465 Tuesday, I worked on my nails painting butterfly's on them. I need lots of practice on that. But it was neat and I think I got one or two butterfly's actually looking a little bit like a butterfly. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2036974596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then I went and met my sister for lunch. Then we went back to her house for a while. I haven't been over there in a long time, (long story but things are getting so much better now), so enjoyed a nice vis... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:48:07 EST Just Plugging Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632710 I exchanged some of my stuff I bought at the Purple Amulet Saturday evening. And then we ate at The Roadhouse. I wanted a hamburger, but I decided to eat a little better and order the Portobello Chicken recipe with Mushrooms and Onions with a side order of corn. Earlier Saturday, my workout was 40 minutes of Belly Dance. <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took Savannah for a short walk. I'm trying to teach her to heal. She does pretty good so far, but we're just getting started. She is seeming to be ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:46:23 EST Almost Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630476 I made it to the doctor Wednesday and he said all is well and that my ear was healing perfectly; so I asked him if I was just being a big baby and he patted me on the arm and said, "Big baby". He-He. Well, I just wish they would have prepared me about the pain and bleeding beforehand and I wouldn't have worried so much. They said to expect a minor ear ache. Well, I believe I have a high tolerance for pain and that just didn't feel minor to me. But anyway, better now, woo-hoo! I go back ... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:23:21 EST The Week Since and Keeping Katie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627320 Wow! It's been a rough week! I thought my ear was getting better, but then Saturday morning, and then Sunday morning, I woke up and my ear was bleeding just as badly as it was at first. And the ear ache has been continual, and not just minor, a bonafide real ear ache. So I stuck it out until Monday, called the doctor's office again and told them. They told me I could use my ear drops (I was afraid to since they said I couldn't get it wet) now and they moved my post op appointment up a we... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:45:26 EST Ashley and Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623445 Ashley got a good report today! Yay! The test was negative, which was a good thing, and they said their measurements they did on her last time may have been wrong in the first place. So they (and us) are very excited to get such good news! So she gets to still take it easy, but she doesn't have to go on bed rest. She goes back next week for a re-do on the same test - just to make sure. She will also be in her 3rd trimester next week and will start seeing the doctor every two weeks. <BR... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:53:47 EST Our Condition So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622366 Today, Wednesday is the first day since my surgery, Monday, that I've felt like doing anything at all. I've been resting and sleeping ever since. My ear has been hurting since then, and I've been on pain meds every 4-6 hours. But I took one at 2:30 last night, then another one at 7:30 this morning and so far I haven't needed another one and it's 1:00 right now, so that's the longest I've been able to go without one; and I got out of the house to go to Subway so that made me feel better ev... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:25:04 EST Ashley, Goals, Snow, and Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618221 Ashley. <BR> Well, Ashley's doctor said she could go back to work next week, but if the tests come back unsatisfactory, which they won't have the results for a week, then she will have to go back on bed rest. Until then, since her work is not really physical, they said she could go back as long as she didn't do much walking, no straining or lifting or sudden movements. We really wanted her to stay home, and we're worried and scared, but I guess we need to trust the doctor. Anyway, so far, ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 22:37:36 EST My Kids Are On My Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616268 Today I made a little goals list for the day. It was to do my workout, go to Walmart to get ingredients for a Denise Austin recipe for lunch tomorrow & shopping list, and to mail some Get Well cards. I started on my cards, then ended up cleaning them out and organizing them. That took over an hour to get them organized matching the cards up with the right sized envelope and separating them out. Before I knew it, it was lunch time. So I didn't do my workout. But I did get my cards sent ... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 20:08:55 EST Bed Rest for a Week for the D-I-L http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615348 Well... my DIL is on one-week bed rest due to pregnancy issues. Please pray for her that everything will be OK. I stayed with her this morning for an hour or so while Cody was gone. He had gotten picked for jury duty the day before, but they released him today due to this emergency. Anyway, so far, she and baby are doing OK. His heartbeat is steady and he's kicking like crazy. She is feeling OK too. I desperately hope and pray they will both be fine and she can carry the baby to full-t... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:34:12 EST Savannah, Catch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614229 Savannah catching her ball. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:00:56 EST A Little Retiree's Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614208 You know those sheets of paper they put on the trays at fast food restaurants? I noticed the back of one at Dairy Queen and it was an application for a job. I told Danny to look at that. He grabbed it and said, "Here!" I said, "No, you take it!" He's always joking with folks about putting me back to work, LOL! <BR> ________ <BR> <BR> Anyway, back to my weekly blog... <BR> <BR> Let me see. Last Thursday, I stayed home all day. Well, that is taking some getting used to. But I think ... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:36:52 EST Cruising Around Alaska, Fun Buying/Selling on eBay, Anniversary (31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609605 Tuesday, I spent part of the afternoon checking out the Alaska cruises. We're going with one or two other couples sometime this summer. I'm looking forward to that. I can't wait! Then we went to lunch at Taco Bell. I haven't been there since I retired, so it was a nice little treat to run to lunch with Danny to the Taco Bell. Then we went and I got my retiree's CAC card for if I ever want to go back out to the depot to the gym, or the lake, or just back to visit the work peers. Then w... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:45:14 EST Photo Meeting, Ear Surgery, and Alex and Ani Bangle Bracelets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607631 Saturday, 25 Jan, was another one of our photo meetings. It was a little different this time and quite enjoyable. One of the couples hosted it at their home. We had a hands-on lesson about F-stops/Aperture. We all shot a lemon in a glass of Perrier water and worked with making it sharp with the high F-stops and strong Bokeh/Blur with the smaller F-stops. Then we enjoyed a lunch meal of Chicken Salad Croissants, Chip/Dip, Fruit, etc. She made a delicious lemon pastry dessert. (I guess ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:55:10 EST Texarkana, Mt. Pleasant, Ear Surgery, Jewelry Sales, New Baby Furniture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604696 Monday, 20 Jan. I got up Monday morning and made a couple smoothies & froze for later. I thaw them out in the fridge overnight & they're good the next morning. I did 30 minutes on the mini trampoline and resistance band workout. For lunch I had Cracker Barrel leftovers. I made 3 meals out of one. Still had 1/4 of it left over for later. <BR> <BR> The kids came over & loaded up their new baby furniture & visited for a while. Then Katie and Kate (our great-niece and her friend) came o... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:50:27 EST Shopping, Photo Club Mtg, Security Camera, eBay, Baby on the Horizon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599079 It's been a while since I've blogged, but posted little notes in my phone throughout the week of what I've been up to. Sorry it's going to be a bit long. I need to try to post at least a couple times a week from now on so each blog won't be so long. <BR> <BR> Last Friday, 10 Jan 14. I was dressed and out of the house by 10:00 to go shopping with Jana. We went to Bransford's, Kohl's, Tamolley's, Changes, & Walmart. I bought a couple more pairs of tights, a top, and found a new pair of bl... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:08:04 EST It's Starting to Feel Real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588476 Well, this is the first week that I have actually felt like I was really retired. The days between my official retirement and before this week seemed like more of a vacation than really being retired what with the holidays and such. But this week, everyone is back in the swing of working and I'm not there. So far, so good though. I've stayed content. I've had little odds and ends things to do, but with some time to just sit back, relax and smell the roses, so to speak. <BR> <BR> Monday,... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:41:24 EST It's a ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583162 Wednesday - New Year's Day - I did 30 minutes from my Cardio/Yoga DVD. For New Year's Day dinner, we had Hot Links, Cornbread, Peas, and Cabbage. We had Danny's mother over; just the three of us. It was a good meal. <BR> <BR> Thursday - I started on my To-Do list of cleaning out the files I carried home from work and also my personal files, but didn't get much done because as soon as I started, we decided to go get Pizza for me and Danny a Hamburger at the Junction. Then we came home & ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:40:45 EST Recapping the Week - Danny Puny, Holiday Week Continues, Texarkana, and Savannah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577130 Danny was feeling better Saturday, but he was still a little fatigued & his digestive tract was still giving him a little trouble. I'm wondering if he may be developing gall bladder problems or some other type of digestive issue. One thing about it; he's trying to eat better because of all this. <BR> <BR> I did 10 minutes of jump rope routine. Whew! That's the hardest workout for me. Can't jump near long enough. Would love to improve on that. Other than that, we didn't do much Satur... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:58:09 EST Made Me Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574794 Me: I saw where you tried to call me. <BR> Cody: I just wanted to ask if you wanted this desk but it's too late now. <BR> Me: Oh, OK. Who got it? <BR> Cody: The burn pile. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:24:55 EST