PRINCESSPP's SparkPeople Blog PRINCESSPP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Friends who care are the most precious jewels !!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning .. Pull up a chair .. I have coffee and tea .. If you want snacks .. bring them with you ... <BR> <BR> This week I have discovered that having someone to depend on is the most precious thing in the world .. I have given out my soul only for it to get stepped on and kicked to the side before .. but when it comes to push and shove .. I still have friends that are there for me .. <BR> <BR> This has b... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:30:38 EST After a day of rest .. well .. kind of .. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends that stop by .. I have tea, and coffee brewing .. help yourself, and pull up a chair .. we have plenty of them .. :) <BR> <BR> Yesterday was pretty much a lazy day .. but my 3 year old child won the battle and I had my Pizza .. the pizza that I missed (and had looked forward to ) on the way home from up north .. (because the buffet wasn't open when I got there .. ) I honestly think tha... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:01:32 EST Hell week is over ... :) (for now .. bwaa haahaahaa) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends that stop in for a cup of coffee (we have tea as well if that is your choice :) ) and sit and visit .. <BR> <BR> It has been one heck of a week, and I for one, am happy it's over !! <BR> <BR> Monday was puppy club, and I had to dig into my brain archives to do the Heimlich on a little dog .. I wanted to go crawl into a corner in the fetal position afterwards and cry .. but I prevailed ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:49:12 EST It's Sunday ... after a great day yesterday !!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was a wonderful day yesterday, and I enjoyed myself extremely .. We left at about 7 am and got home around 7 pm .. it was a great time, and a relaxing day .. perfect start for the hectic week coming up .. <BR> <BR> Wednesday night I leave for Appleton, (about 1 1/2 hour away) for 2 day class in Crystal reports for work. <BR> <BR> I already informed happy hubby that I won't be seeing him at all this week, be... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:44:57 EST ROAD TRIP .... :) and the sun is out !!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's been a week .. to say the least . I have not been able to concentrate and stay focused at all ..I keep getting distracted horribly. I'm happy to say that the week is over...and today is ROAD TRIP with hubby. He has the day off, and we are going to take a day date !!!! :) <BR> <BR> Its cold cold cold .. and it's not even the end of summer yet .. but I'll take a jacket and have some fun !!! :) <BR> <BR> H... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:07:47 EST Wish everyone a great day ! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was a sleepy morning .. Weeks are hard.. I wish all weeks were weekends .. :) <BR> <BR> Had one of those dreams last night that has stuck with me all day .. It was one of them that you wake up and sit there thinking "is it real .. or is it Memorex?" .... <BR> <BR> Wish everyone a great day !!!! Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:52:59 EST My drama day is over ... I have come to terms .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My drama is over .. I have accepted the fact of my yesterday's posting, and moving on .. I don't like it at all when people get into my head .. there isn't even enough room in there for me half the time .. but it is what it is .. <BR> <BR> I am glad I had the one day of just "getting it all out of my system" .. that was the final straw, and now I can move on from here .. I actually feel pretty good this mo... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:46:53 EST I know ... I know .... It's Monday and ... I normally don't do a blog on Monday .. but I have to .. I have to get this out of my system .. <BR> <BR> After a wonderful weekend, I am hating having Monday be here .. and then to find out .. this person that has "cut me off" has totally unfriended me from my FB account .. Okay -- this is not a problem, but it upsets me that there was absolutely NO conversation about what happened .. just a lot of blaming .. <BR> <BR> I would have thought that after 15 years of what "I thought" was frie... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:04:38 EST It was a gorgeous day !!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> AND MAKING THE BEST OF IT !!!!!! <BR> <BR> The sun was out, Puppy and I went to WAGFEST held by a local humane society, and then went to listen to music at a friend's church festival .. I got so many compliments at the church festival telling me how well behaved my little dog was .. Made me a PROUD MAMA !!!! but by this time my little girl was pooped beyond pooped !!!! <BR> <BR> The music was wonderful .. when... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:45:41 EST Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry !!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ever notice that Sunshine does absolute wonders to moods .. So does weekends, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> so does my puppy, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> so does me time, so does .. so does .. so does ... <BR> <BR> I am looking sooo forward to going to a fest ... called 'WagFest' sponsored by a local ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:25:13 EST “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” <img src=""> <BR> Ohh, the weekend is over .. whyyyyyyy ???? <BR> <BR> Oh wait .. there is one more day this week !!!! YAY !!!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Last night I had a true slight scare .. I was doing my exercises .. it isn't that it's over excursion, but I had zero energy doing my leg exercises, and when I went to my arm exercises .. I finished them all .. but my knees buckled a couple of times and I had an upset belly .. it ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:29:22 EST Still suffering but getting better ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This will be a short posting, but wanted to stop by and say I'm still suffering from the DBS, but getting better .. Yesterday morning, I wandered around aimlessly .. but did manage to sit down and get some entertaining reading in .. <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon, I was on a Hubby date .. and had a fun afternoon .. didn't get home until 9ish, but it was worth it !!!! <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a great day .. goin... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:18:54 EST I've been suffering from a very dibilitating disease this week ... :( <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Its a disease that reduces the ability to focus, and makes it impossible to do anything functional .. it's called DBS ... Dust Bunny Syndrome ... It's a disease that creates the want to play .. .and not do anything productive. Your mind wanders .. ooooo pretty flower <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> See what I mean .. This creates a problem when one is working on a project at work .. Thankfully I prevailed .. it was ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:00:37 EST The changing of the ranks isn't as bad as I was worried about ... :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends.... <BR> <BR> I have to say that my confidence level is soaring with the replacement crew that will be taking over my "REIGN OF TERROR" at puppy club. While it is hard for me to step back...the crew that is stepping forward has stepped in and taken the "dog by the ears" so to speak...I have less and less responsibility each week ..... coming out to more and more fun...and able to come ho... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:10:29 EST Eye of the tiger <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It has been nuts busy here, but I am still cruising along. I am working hard on my "how to books" for the staff that will be taking over for me at Puppy club. Puppy club is a volunteer position, but my Monday night position has just gotten too much .. It's harder to take a vacation from there than it is from my "REAL" work I had to make a very difficult decision because I loved my puppy club position. But... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:48:13 EST My vacation is over .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning .. <BR> <BR> Vacation is over ... :( I am very very sad ... I so much enjoyed not living by the clock .. <BR> <BR> Right now I am very overwhelmed so I'm not blogging ... Between trying to get rid of this cold that I picked up during vacation .. :( ... and just getting back into routine .. it's been tough .. I will succeed .. but the days have been long (yesterday was my first day back) .. :( and hop... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:28:24 EST I'm on some vacation !!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> On vacation for a few days, and having a tiring but wonderful time spending with happy hubby. <BR> <BR> We very seldom see each other .. our work schedules are conflicting, and I'm coming while he's going, and we see each other (when I don't have something going on in the evening) for about an hour during dinner .. before he crawls into bed .. <BR> <BR> It was a wonderful day with him yesterday, and today we ... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:15:32 EST I am tired .. the end is near !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is my last day .. The end of my week !!!!!! <BR> <BR> My last day of pushing until next Wednesday. I am off of work until then .. YAY !!!! <BR> <BR> This has been 3 days of mega push .. I'm proud of myself that I made it to work in time for our meeting with the CPA at 8 .. lol .. <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow ... I will be spending time with hubby !!! SOOO CAN NOT WAIT !!!! and as of 9:00 tonight my week of... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:31:49 EST I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You know what .. I CAN !!! <BR> <BR> Did you ever have someone in your life that was a Negative Nellie??? No matter how you tried to explain to them to "look at the light side of things" .. They always came back with the negative .. and after awhile .. you find yourself thinking the same way .. <BR> <BR> I have had a few in my life, and last night was one of them .. I was already in a case of self doubt because... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:37:03 EST Feast or Famine ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My picture has nothing to do with my blog for today .. I just thought it was cute .. <BR> <BR> Okay -- Feast of Famine .. Why is it .. I have been doing really good.. even with the day at State Fair on Saturday .. Yes -- I ate FAIR FOOD .. but I didn't over eat, and with the walking that we did .. I definately worked it off .. The scale was good to me yesterday .. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did wonderfully .. All da... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:01:11 EST Proud is a side effect !!!!! <img src=""> <BR> 8:00 to 5:00 .. walking walking walking walking walking ... <BR> <BR> Went to the State fair yesterday, leaving early so that was the reason for not stopping in here, and was exhausted by the time I got home, so did not even think about getting on the computer. I wish there was a way to do blogs from phones .. but since not .. I had a fun day, and I walked until I couldn't anymore. <BR> <BR> Hubby was so sweet .... ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 08:16:33 EST A whole new way of thinking ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I read the inspirational page this morning, and it was like she was in my head !!!! <BR> <BR> One comment I read was "throw away all the diet information you have and start over with "portion control" ... Wow .. what a concept ... lol .. Why is it that we need to make this so difficult ?? <BR> <BR> No counting calories, no counting points, portion control. I used to 'freak' when I had to go out to dinner (wh... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:21:37 EST Need to step back a bit ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A night of STRANGE dreams !!!! ??? and I couldn't get out of them .. <BR> <BR> The one .. I was at puppy club on my busiest night of the session, and I was wondering why nobody was coming in. The customers were coming in .. new and old, that meant that I would soon have over 40 dogs with their people, plus new people coming in .. and nobody (my staff) was not showing up .. the teachers or the floor help .. ?? I... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:28:46 EST Confirmed .. soooo good and yummy !! Black Bean Burgers This site has the most awesome information and recipe for a Beginner Flexigetarian like me .. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The easiest veggie burger recipe you'll ever find <BR> <BR> Jolinda Hackett <BR> From Jolinda Hackett, your Guide to Vegetarian Food <BR> <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> It's not quite as easy as thawing out a package of frozen veggie burgers, but it's the next best thing. If you've... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:06:29 EST It's just a day .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not much saying this morning .. just kinda melancholy and in tune with myself ... Haven't done that in a long time .. <BR> <BR> I will post my AWESOME black bean hamburger patties on the next posting .. They were so easy and good, I want to share .. From here on .. we won't know where we will end up .. <em>345</em> Let the experimenting begin ... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to stop by and wish eve... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:59:11 EST I can soar !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm soaring like an eagle .. <BR> <BR> Last night was exhausting at puppy club. I got nothing done I planned to but with being so busy throughout the day .. eating was secondary .. By the time I finally got home last night, I was exhausted and hungry ... I had myself a small bowl of Oatmeal with Yogurt to tie me over till the morning. <BR> <BR> I slept like the dead last night, and woke up refreshed. <BR> ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:48:26 EST Marathon weekend is over ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And I am pooped, and super duper sore ... but have the day to recoup. Can't say I didn't have fun ... !!!! It was a super time, but by the time I came home yesterday I was totally exhausted.. I wore my supports in my shoes yesterday and of course ended up working the table, which required very little movement .. Go figure .. lol <BR> <BR> It was a quiet day .. and we finished early .. I stopped for shopping enro... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:00:24 EST It's a marathon weekend!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Butt is dragging and body is hurtin' this morning .. Only reason I'm even up now at 7:50 CST is because my power flickered, and I started thinking .. Hmmm I don't have any way to contact anyone at the dog show that I'm working on later if my power would go out, and I couldn't get my truck out of the garage .. <BR> <BR> Sooooo --- got up and parked the truck outside. That way even if the power does go off, I can... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:05:34 EST Alittle bit better yesterday ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ....and the scale and my "test strips" showed it .. I'm happy . <BR> <BR> Someone mentioned about "not eating enough in days before" ... It's true I have not had an appetite, but still have been eating my fruits and veggies for munchies, however as we know that isn't calorie filling. I can't seem to eat without taking "digestive enzymes" .. or getting sick .. so food hasn't been much of entertaining .. With my f... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:35:50 EST Eating .. OMG ... Eating !!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning .. <BR> <BR> This was me yesterday .. Closet eater, Public eater, Bathroom eater, Grocery eater, Driving eater, Working eater .. You name it .. I was that kind of eater yesterday ... <BR> <BR> Do I know why ?? absolutely not. Why do we do this ?? I kept telling myself over and over .. but it's healthy food .. Do you know that even too much HEALTHY food will make the scale go up ?? <BR> <BR> I can... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:31:46 EST Grrrrrr Had a whole blog .. :( about closet eating .. and it disappeared .. <img src=""> <BR> Guess I'll be back later, when I can put it back together in my brain .. :( <BR> <BR> Until then .. wish everyone a great day and it's humpday .. downhill slide from here .. <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:43 EST A little Meloncholy today ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Feel alittle discouraged today. Not very sociable this morning, not unpleasant, but just don't feel like talking .. <BR> <BR> I gave my resignation back in MAY at puppyclub to leave the administrative position that I have been holding for the last 10ish years or so .. organizing and maintaining the Monday night public program. Being the optimistic idiot that I am, I thought for sure someone would step up, becau... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:22:20 EST Monday blahs .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's always hardest to look at Monday's after a wonderful weekend. The weather was great, everything fell into place perfectly, and it was fun ... <BR> <BR> I am so sore this morning, but nothing an Advil won't handle. <BR> <BR> Saturday I moved the dryer and cleaned out the vent, played in my playroom, took my shower before meeting happy hubby for lunch, came home, soaked my feet, and went to the Hartland St... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:01:30 EST What a wonderful wonderful Saturday !!!! But Oh my goodness am I sore sore SORE this morning ... <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and I am officially POOPED!!!!! lol lol <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the day that I had dreamed of for a long time .. a day to get some of my "todo's" done, and a day of fun. I was in such a good mood that I was dancing to my radio (which happened to have some awesome music on the station I was listening to). I got my dryer all "de-l... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:19:52 EST It's finally Saturday .. Wonderful Wonderful Saturday ... An optimist is someone who falls off the Empire State Building, and after 50 floors says, "So far so good!" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Before I start on with my day ... wanted to stop in for a little blogging .. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a "day" ... I was mentally exhausted as I had worked all day intensely on the computer .. and my eyeballs were fried. Working so intensely, created munchies ... nothing was sa... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:53:16 EST It's FINALLY here !!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's Friday .. and I am sooo happy, I'm beside myself .. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Had a WONDERFUL time last night .. I went to see a friend of mine that plays in a community band .. Being an EX French horn person in high school .. Actually I think it was more "French Sick Cow" .. but that's beside the point, I so enjoyed band concerts, and marching band .. LOVED IT !!! I got goosebumps listening last night, and ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:40:37 EST Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Went to the eye doctor this morning, so we have NOOOOOO idea what this is going to look like .. All I see is a black blur going across my screen. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I don't know -- My weight seems to be stuck .. I guess "I'm just sitting there" .. but I'm on the right track ?? Oh well -- just keep pluggin' along. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to tonight. Going to see a friend play in a band .. She plays i... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:18:21 EST A short one today .. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had a whole posting in my head, and it went somewhere .. anyone seeing a posting running around without anywhere to go ..please send it back home .. <BR> <BR> Seriously -- I'm very happy to say the pain from this weekend has dissipated... I actually feel pretty "normal" today. I actually woke up HUNGRY this morning, which is a definite plus. I made myself 3 scrambled eggs ... one of which my little girl ate... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:19:51 EST Overcoming ... <img src=""> <BR> I read a statement this morning, that really makes sense .. "Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution, is called WHINING" ... That makes so much sense .. <BR> <BR> I am tired, and I am hurting bad this morning. I have come a long way in order to have been able to work the dugout (volunteer position in a concession stand) 2 days over the weekend, 4 hours a day. Last year I could make only 2 hours each... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:56:24 EST If I would be 6 foot 7 inches .... .... I think I would be the perfect weight, but since I was born vertically challenged, I need to change my way of thinking. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Good morning. <BR> <BR> I am sore sore sore sore this morning, but I can honestly say I got my activity points in this weekend. <BR> <BR> Have you ever wondered, what would happen if you were 6, 12, 18, 24 inches taller .. I would be the perfect weight. I stood in front of the mirror, a... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:23:25 EST Success begins with me ... <img src=""> <BR> Feeling sore and pooped this morning, and have another day to work at the dugout .. but feeling good that I made it for 4 hours working the dugout, on my feet and nowhere to sit down .. :? Good news is there was a big worker turnout .. so it wasn't as harried, bad news is there was a big worker turnout, and I don't do well in spaces where everywhere you turn around you are bumping into someone .. so I stayed close to the... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:43:01 EST A whole new chapter ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A new chapter has opened up in my life .. I am ready to move on... <BR> <BR> This weekend is the perfect time to do so. It seems EVERYTHING is thrown on the same weekend. I work the dugout (a soda stand in the middle of a park for baseball tournaments) today and tomorrow for 11-3. It's a volunteer position, and trust me .. there is NO sit down time .. and "usually" the people that are working work well together... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:26:16 EST It's over.....officially It has become apparent that it’s over .. 15 years of friendship thrown out the window on a misunderstanding. A group email that was sent earlier this morning was relayed back to me. I am no longer on her “email list” .. <BR> <BR> On my ANNIVERSARY, I received a deep dark email, and that’s where it started .. Happy anniversary to me .. I still haven’t heard HOW it was that this person “left me down” .. but now I have come to the conclusion it no longer makes a difference. I had just come ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:27:01 EST SUCCESS !!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> SUCCESS! Made it to Friday and haven't lost ANY extra hair in the process. The picture is NOT my little girl, but it definitely shows how happy I am ... things have come into place the last couple of days .. until the next "mass confusion", I am taking advantage of it. <BR> <BR> I slept good last night <em>102</em> , and had a WONDERFUL lunch with my friends - 2 I haven't seen in quite a while. It was so nic... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:25:52 EST Off kilter night sleep ... ... Fell asleep really quick and sound, but at about 1 this morning, my brain kicked into overdrive with all the stuff that's banging around in it .. I hate when that happens .. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am going out to lunch with friends today, and looking very forward to that. I already know what I am going to have .. <BR> <BR> Puppy keeps getting better every day. Yesterday when I got home, hubby had the staircase open, while she basically stays where we are, we decided still whi... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:13:11 EST Sally's "to die for" pasta salad .. :) Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix <BR> 1/2 cup ranch dressing <BR> 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed <BR> 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets <BR> 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips <BR> 1/2 cup cucumber slices, halved <BR> 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:43:02 EST Had a wonderful ..... ..... night with friends last night. I went to a pot luck dinner, and I must admit .. My pasta salad was 'TO DIE FOR' ... it was yummy (and very very pretty :) ) as was all the other food that was there .. Thankfully this is a very small group and so there isn't enough food to feed an army anymore .. We've all scaled it down .. lol .. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to say that puppy was chipper this morning. We still have the staircase blocked off when we are not there .. so she's getting her rest t... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:36:47 EST Got a good night sleep .... <em>102</em> ... thankfully .. because it appears as if I need to carry the blame for quite a few things .. It's getting rather thin being pointed to for blame .. ?? Whatever ... Daddy used to say you wouldn't get blamed for anything if you didn't do anything .. :) So -- I guess I do a heck of a lot .. and thankfully I have all my bases covered .. but it's getting rather thin having to have to prove myself .. :? *sigh* .. <BR> <BR> BUT I got a good night sleep, and my little girl's eye app... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:01:35 EST Stressed big time today ... .... on very little sleep .. Puppy now has an appointment tomorrow for her eyes .. The vet did something on Wednesday when she was there, and she's been squinty every since .. almost like she has dry eye .. :( .. So -- tomorrow we go see what is going on .. Poor little girl .. :( <BR> <BR> Been busy this morning, so "missed my mid morning snack" .. this is a good thing because once that starts .. my morning snack runs into lunch, early afternoon, mid afternoon, late afternoon, dinner, early... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:22:24 EST Wow ... just read my last post from over a year ago .. ... ... ......and life hasn't really changed much .. but I'm working on it .. <BR> <BR> Since then things have changed ... some for the better ... some not .. <BR> <BR> ---I am heading for retirement at my job .. however, it will be at least 1-2 years before that happens .. and my boss made note to tell me; to write down my job duties .. I doubt that they will get one person to be "stupid" enough to take over my 6 positions .. but when I give my final notice, I will have all of my "how to's" note... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:02:12 EST