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/ Aaron May Soon Be Walking! New Hobby, Grand Opening, Didn't Win http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910053 Wed <BR> 8 Apr 15 <BR> Aaron is getting closer and closer to walking it seems. Before, when I held him by one hand, and walked with him, it was hard for him to keep his balance. But just today, he is keeping his balance much better. It seems like he just suddenly figured it out. So I suspect it won't be long before he is walking. <BR> <BR> Thu-Fri <BR> 9-10 Apr 15 <BR> I think I've mentioned before that I've sort of picked up a new hobby. It's tied in with my love of photography and nat... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:42:50 EST Easter, Exhaustion from Riding, Picking My Guitar Back Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910046 Sun <BR> 5 Apr <BR> Easter <BR> It was cold and rainy on this Easter holiday. I guess the kiddos hunted indoors this year! Our little one is too young this year. We just carried his Easter gift to him. A stuffed bunny, a Dr. Seuss book and an egg with money in it. We found a cute felt bag shaped like a frog and put paper-shredded grass in it. He had more fun with the grass than he did with the gifts. He-He! <BR> <BR> I was still pretty tired from bike riding the day before (don't know... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:20:41 EST Shopping and Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910038 Thu <BR> 2 Apr 15 <BR> Aaron is learning to scream like Mariah Carey! It's cute now but hope he never does it in a public place. He could break glass with that, LOL! It's not because he's mad or anything. He's just learned that he can do it. It's funny. <BR> <BR> Fri <BR> 3 Apr 15 <BR> We went to town. First stop was lunch at McAlester's. Then to Target for Easter gifts and some baby food and stuff. We walked into the baby food aisle and there was the kids with the baby sitting in the... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:05:44 EST My Top Priority http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910025 Mon <BR> 30 Mar 15 <BR> I had a chance to get outside again and identify a couple more wildflowers. I took Savannah for a walk, and did some more work on my photo editing. <BR> <BR> Tue <BR> 31 Mar 15 <BR> Danny was gone most of the day to a doctor appointment and some other errands. Allergy season is upon us and it's bothering Danny and Aaron. Aaron was good all day, but he slept a lot and wanted to be held a lot. I could tell he didn't feel well. But we did fine. Just a little tired.... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:40:33 EST Enjoyable, Feeling Accomplished Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901768 Fri - Sun <BR> 27-29 Mar 15 <BR> <BR> Friday I did some odd jobs around the house. I balanced my checkbook and dust mopped the rooms with wood floors. Where do all those dust bunnies come from!!! <BR> <BR> Saturday, was what I call a good "Me day"; at least for most of the morning and early afternoon. Danny was out and about mowing the yard and stuff, so I was able to just do what I wanted without interruptions and such. I did a one-hour workout, a one-hour bible-study session, and wa... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:40:08 EST Two Photo Events This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900341 Sat, 21 Mar - Thu, 26 Mar <BR> It's been a fairly quiet week. Just keeping the baby mostly. We're still not getting him out yet due to it still being flu season. The doctor told his mama that it was good that we were keeping him in. What with that and with the measles threat. Hopefully next month, we can start getting him out more. <BR> <BR> His new sounds - "Aah Ooh; Da De (Daddy)! <BR> <BR> Other than that, on Saturday, my photo group was either invited or welcomed at Ellis Home an... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:37 EST Songs By Memory - Challenging, But Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896676 I've posted before that I've been trying to memorize songs for the last few months. One reason was just because. Other reasons are to help work on my memory as I get older; to be able to sing to my grand baby; and because it's kind of fun to challenge myself. I've learned a Christmas song ("Santa Baby"); a couple of older songs that I've always known parts of and wanted to learn the whole songs ("I Saw the Light", "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"); an old jingle I've always liked (the "RC C... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:49:51 EST Friday for Errands, Love Our New Stainless Steel Sink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896670 Fri <BR> 20 Mar 15 <BR> We had a list of errands so we headed off to town for that. We ate lunch at Applebee's. At Target, we found a little pillow for Aaron. His mom said he has one at home and he cuddles with it in his Pack n Play, so we thought we would give it a try to see if it would help him stay in it longer. I may have already stated this, but he won't stay in it long anymore. He wants to be held all the time. So we thought we would try it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:17:18 EST Making Soup and Working Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896663 Sunday <BR> 15 Mar 15 <BR> I found myself in a domestic mood and decided to make Broccoli soup. I've never made it before. I bought the ingredients a day or two before and then took Sunday to make it. I fixed it and froze half (hope it freezes well) and put the other in the fridge to eat sometime during the week. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> 16 Mar 15 <BR> I had the opportunity to do a longer workout today. I don't really remember what all I did, but that I just had more time and so I did mo... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:03:54 EST Rain, Rain Go Away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893000 Fri <BR> 13 Mar 15 <BR> We wore ourselves out running errands. <BR> *Sears - picked up a dress I had ordered from their website. I recently found out Sears has some cute stuff and some good rewards incentive. <BR> * Vets for dog food <BR> * Hobby Lobby - metallic tape for hoop-making <BR> * Petsmart - treats/toys <BR> *Academy - massage roller, socks; and while I was there I found an Adidas outfit I liked, so I got that too. <BR> * Lowe's - looking for a new stainless steel kitchen sink.... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:26:56 EST Baby's Progress, Rainy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892996 Mon <BR> 9 Mar 15 <BR> Aaron is saying "da da da da". First I've heard it. Routine daily workout plus Jump Rope & Plank. <BR> <BR> Tue <BR> 10 Mar 15 <BR> He's been especially fun today. All smiles with the housekeeper and the stove maintenance guy that was here today. He's making a pig snort sound, all inclusive with the making a funny face that goes with it. So funny! <BR> <BR> Continuing daily workout routine plus <BR> Jump Rope: 1:25 <BR> Plank: 1:10 <BR> <BR> Wed & Thu <BR> 11 ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:18:57 EST Danny Babysitting, No Water, Marley's Loose, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888927 Tue <BR> 3 Mar 15 <BR> Usual workout. I made it to 2:00 minutes on the Plank Challenge. I'm not sure if I'll go past that or not. It may be too hard for me at my age to go past that and I'm wondering if it's worth it or necessary. I didn't get my jump rope in because I would make too much noise and wake the baby up. I need to figure a better workout discipline. <BR> <BR> Aaron is starting to babel more. His mama was telling me he had them laughing this weekend babbling and laughing and... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:40:32 EST What Do You Do When You Can't Agree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888907 Sat <BR> 28 Feb 15 <BR> It was a normal Saturday morning. Same routine except I didn't have time to workout because we left and went out for lunch at TaMolley's. Danny was going stir-crazy, so we just decided to do that. I had tried Friday afternoon to talk him into going to Longview and go to a bookstore/restaurant called Barron's Bookstore and spend the night there and bring the dog with us. But we decided the weather was too bad and then he said we could go to Shreveport for the day. ... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:00:54 EST We Have Snow! Starting a Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883203 Wed <BR> 25 Feb 15 <BR> Ashley decided to stay home because of the weather and because she's hurt her foot, so we didn't have the baby. The baby had pulled up on a bar stool, and turned it over, and she tried to catch it to keep from hurting him and it ended up falling on the top of her foot right above her big toe. She may have to go get it X-Ray'd. <BR> <BR> So I did a longer workout. My normal back/knee routine, plus Sparkpeople workout, plus 30 seconds Jump Rope. I'll increase 10 ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:37:20 EST Working Out, Trips to Town, More Cold Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883192 Sat <BR> 21 Feb 15 <BR> I ate a good breakfast of half an apple, 2 tsp yogurt, 2 tsp walnuts and 8 oz Cranberry Coke. But we ate out for lunch & dinner. McAlester's won out over Chinese food, so that was a minor victory. <BR> <BR> I tracked a few daily exercises from daily Sparkpeople emails in addition to my regular back/knee PT. <BR> <BR> Did some Bible study before Danny got home from working on a broken fence pole and then jumped up and got dressed and we took off to Texarkana. We ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:12:48 EST Checking Off the To-Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879628 Fri <BR> Feb 20 <BR> I checked 2 more off my task list from several days ago. <BR> * Swept/mopped the floors (I hate cleaning house, but it sure feels good afterwards to have it done) <BR> * Did my nails (it's been a while since I've done that). <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> * Did 90 seconds Plank Challenge <BR> * Back PT workout. Skipped the knee strengthening workout. <BR> * 12-minute seated Sparkpeople Core Workout <BR> <BR> Diet <BR> Not so good so I won't go there. Except I did skip my u... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:53:42 EST Plank, Eating Today, Baby Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879062 Well, I did 90 seconds again on the Plank Challenge. It's pretty hard for me. I'll probably never make it to the full 4 minutes, but I'll keep on trying at my own pace. I read some stuff online about it. In general, I read that it is good for you, but you have to do it correctly or you can injure yourself. Especially the back and shoulders. And I noticed my left shoulder when I move it certain ways, it hurts slightly, so I really need to be careful and do it correctly. Need to quit whe... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:40:21 EST Savannah to the Vet, Keeping the Baby, Plank Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878274 Sunday <BR> 16 Feb 15 <BR> It's getting cold around here again. In the 70's yesterday and in the 30's today! Ugh!! <BR> <BR> My plan for today is to balance the checkbook, sweep/mop the floors, work on my pics, and paint my nails. Let's see what gets checked off that list...which ended up only balancing the checkbook and working on my pics. <BR> <BR> Mon-Tue <BR> 16-17 Feb 15 <BR> Monday was a holiday - President's Day. So we didn't have the baby. We carried Savannah to the vet. She... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:08:00 EST Made My Own Hoop, Plank Challenge, Back Roads Photos, Bike Ride in Paris (Texas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878258 Sun-Mon <BR> 8-9 Feb 15 <BR> Sunday <BR> Shopping at Walmart and Subway. Made another hoop. I need to buy more decorative tape. And I need to try gaffer's tape. <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> I took a mini-break and left Aaron with Danny. I went to Sonic and ate in the car & then went and bought Aaron some baby food at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in town. I was only gone about 45 minutes. We took him for a ride in the stroller. He loved it and it was good for us too. Probably about a half... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:40:32 EST Fun Day with the Bestie; Wedding Shower; Remembering the Olden Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871425 Fri-Sat <BR> 6-7 Feb 15 <BR> It's been a fun couple of days. Yesterday my friend called me around 10:00 and wanted me to go to town with her, so I jumped in the shower, got dressed and took off with her. We went to Kohl's, Kirkland's, then decided we wanted to find a new place to eat. We decided on Slim Chicken's. Neither of us had ever eaten there. Ummm...it was OK I guess, but it wasn't a Chic Filet or a KFC. But still enjoyed it...time with the Bestie! Then to Sam's and then to her ... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 19:38:39 EST Good Movie, Photo Mtg, Baby Bumped His Noggin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870210 Mon-Thu <BR> 2-5 Feb 15 <BR> Monday we finally made it to see "American Sniper". It wasn't hard when most folks are working I suppose, but even then, there was still quite a few people there. It was an enjoyable day for the both of us. We ate at Chic Filet, looked around at Target for awhile. Looked through the toy aisle for Aaron but didn't buy anything. Saw some cute storage boxes and bins for his toys that were really cute. Didn't buy anything though. Just looking and killing time t... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 18:05:02 EST Songs By Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867301 I'm enjoying the songs I've memorized lately. It's fun to sing to the baby, to sing in the shower, to sing in the car, sing songs from memory. I've never been able to remember things easily and so decided to try this to help my ability to remember...boost the brain power. I'm fascinated at how people can do it. How singers can remember all the words to all the songs they sing. My voice is no song bird, but it's still fun. I've got 4 down pretty good plus one other I already knew. I've ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 17:06:01 EST Full Week With Baby, Feeling Puny, Happy Anniversary to Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867239 Sun <BR> 25 Jan 15 <BR> Pretty typical Sunday...church, Subway, home working on some pictures I took while on my bike ride...(posted in previous blog). <BR> We had to go see little Aaron. He was in a happy mood. He's always happy and good-natured. It seems he changes even though it's only been three days since we last saw him. Pulling up, trying to get into stuff; he sat on the floor and tried to do a little dance... So cute and happy. <BR> <BR> Back home and then church. Home again ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:22:05 EST Doing a Little Better But Still Need Work and Self-Discipline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867230 Mon-Tue <BR> 19-20 Jan 15 <BR> Well I'm not starting out as well as I had hoped on the better diet and exercise. Yesterday we got up early and went for breakfast at McDonald's. I got the McGriddle with OJ. At least it was OJ instead of Coke. I should have split it to make 2 meals out of it. I skipped lunch. Had a 2:00 snack (cupcake) and then pizza for dinner. Then Nutty Buddy late at night. Not good! <BR> <BR> Today still not good. I've had 3 Cokes already. Dad Gum! <BR> <BR> I u... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:51:25 EST Trying to Do a Little Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857449 Tue-Fri <BR> 6-9 Jan 15 <BR> <BR> We got the little one back Tuesday. He's getting around good now. He's learning how to crawl up the step but hasn't figured how to go down yet. I was told to show him how to back down off of it, but he's pretty independent it seems and I figure he will be determined to figure it out on his own. We'll see. I may try to show him anyway. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to teach him stuff like where his nose is and stuff, but he's not interested in that yet. N... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:48:16 EST Food, Exercise, Family, Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846782 Thursday <BR> 1 Jan 15 <BR> New Year's Day <BR> <BR> I did about 45 minutes of back and knee exercises. <BR> <BR> For dinner, Danny fixed Grilled Pork Chops, Cabbage, Black Eyed Peas, & Cornbread. To drink, I had Ginseng Honey Tea. It all was really good. <BR> <BR> The weather has been cold & rainy. Yuck! I guess we need it. But I'm ready to see some sun! All we did was run to Walmart and we spent over $150 on just necessities. Then we went to see the kids and grand baby. We ha... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:12:02 EST Through the Christmas and New Year's Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842080 Monday <BR> 22 Dec 14 <BR> We kept Aaron while Cody went Christmas shopping. He's still exploring; pulling out the bottom drawers. I really have to stick close to him. He could get hurt on the hard tile floors...mash his fingers in the drawers...eat Savannah's dog food...bump his head on the brick fireplace or sharp furniture corners. Whew! <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> 23 Dec 14 <BR> I had to carry Cody some wrapping paper and so got to visit a while. Aaron was in such a good mood. He was bo... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:11:24 EST Baby's Crawling, Chatting w/Friends, Xmas Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836410 Sunday <BR> 14 Dec 14 <BR> I got my last 2 months of bank statements balanced. Lisa called to see if I wanted to go bike riding, but I decided not to. I'm not a fan of short-notice plans even though I tend to wait until the last minute to get done what needs getting done. What's wrong with that picture? Or is it all simply proof that I'm a procrastinator. Anyway, we'll plan for Thursday if I don't have to keep the baby and if the weather is not too cold or wet. My son is supposed to sta... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:05:36 EST 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