PURPLE0906's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURPLE0906 PURPLE0906'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/ 11/21/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035837 Had Lilly the past couple of days. One night we had Grayson and Lilly. Been a while since I took care of an infant. He did well but wanted to be held a lot which was a lot on my neck and back. It was hard holding him (15 pounds) standing up but that of course is what he wanted. <BR> He is such a good baby though. Pat picked him up after work and Lilly stayed with us. <BR> Melissa came to pick up Lilly today so that Pat and her can spend some time with her. <BR> Yesterday I made a lot of pho... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:08:26 EST Monday 11-16-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033277 Sorry I have not blogged in a while. For the past couple of weeks I have been fighting bronchitis and still have the cough. Lilly had it but is on antibiotics, then Grayson, Pat and Melissa got it. Melissa did take Grayson to A.I. Hospital for Children. He was there for 2 days and they kept watch over him due to breathing difficulties. He seems better now. <BR> Been in a really down mood, guess with being sick with other issues. Last time I saw my Doctor he said he would have the paperwork in... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:23:12 EST Tuesday 11-3-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025947 From what I understand Pat's Grandmother has Diabetes and high blood pressure. Hopefully she can get them under control. <BR> Melissa picked up Lilly yesterday and took her to the Doctor's. She had a long wait due to only one Doctor being there and a lot of sick kids. Lilly has a bad cold (virus). I feel so bad when she coughs cause she gets scared when the crap gets stuck in her throat. Hopefully she will feel better soon. <BR> I have more forms to fill out which are a real pain. I have PT... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:24:31 EST Sunday 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024525 Well last Thursday was not feeling well at all, basically I slept the whole day and night. Must of needed it, felt better on Friday. John was selling things at the local Farmers Market, so I took two Imodium's and headed down there. Didn't buy anything but did get some walking in. <BR> Later in the day Melissa, Grayson and Lilly came over. Melissa got her laundry done and Lilly stayed the night. Her Dad picked her up Saturday afternoon so he could take her trick or treating. Nancy and Mike ca... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 07:11:31 EST Wednesday 10-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022400 Yesterday was a long day. Went to PT, they changed my routine and added exercises for my back also. I was there for 2 1/4 hrs. and really dislike the Matrix machine. <BR> John picked up his van which our friend packed full of stuff. We looked over what we wanted and the rest will be sold at the flea market. I then started doing laundry and taking pictures, writing down descriptions for the items to go on EBay. Its very time consuming especially researching the items. Before we knew it it was ... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 05:48:48 EST Tuesday 10/27/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021901 Had Lilly Saturday till Monday afternoon. She is such a love and growing up so fast. Grayson is growing also, he now has thunder thighs, lol. He is only 3 months old and fitting into 6-9 month old clothes. <BR> Still having issues with the Colitis, still can't eat anything without running to the bathroom. I have PT at 9 this morning. Got another script from the Doctor so they will do an evaluation for the neck and back issues. After PT i am going to go and get some kind of powdered fiber, se... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:36:12 EST Saturday 10-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020204 Yesterday, I took the Anti-Diarrheal pills and went to the Farmer's Flea Market. We found some items to put on ebay and also old legos for my next door neighbor's grandchild. <BR> I was only there for a short period of time, then had to head to the Doctor's office. It was a good visit. My blood pressure was down, we talked, then he checked my head, neck for mobility. It is getting better that I can move my head sideways now especially when driving. <BR> I got a copy of my EMG, a new script fo... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 05:16:51 EST Wednesday 10-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019207 Yesterday I had an appointment with my Psychologist at 11:00. It went well and I even managed not to cry. I let her know I had an MRI done on my lumbar and showed her the results. So she now realizes it's just not anxiety and depression but also pain that I am trying to deal with. <BR> She gave me her card to give to my family Doctor and said if he wanted to talk to her for him to call her. <BR> After i left there the Doctor's office called and I had to reschedule for Friday. The Insurance ... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:15:57 EST Tuesday 10/20/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018393 Friday morning I had made my mind up I was going to the Farmer's Flea Market. I took a couple of anti-Diarrheal pills, waited a while, then headed out. I am so glad I did because one of the vendors had a lot full of daycare stuff. I picked up one of the tables there and walked around and picked up a couple of things to sell on Ebay. When I got home we realized the chairs I had for Lilly were not high enough, so Saturday morning John and I went back and picked up 2 chairs that fit perfect. Sun... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:25:36 EST Friday 10/16/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015867 Yesterday morning I had PT. It went well and while the therapist was massaging my neck I explained to her that if i do do much or after a couple of hours my neck starts to hurt (like don't want to keep my head up). So she said that we should also concentrate on getting the muscles stronger and added 2 more exercises on what I call the dreaded machine. One was pulling on a rope with both hands that has weights and the other is pulling on a bar that has weights. Hopefully this will help. I also... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 06:39:22 EST 10/13/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014542 Well, I got through the lower lumbar MRI. Was in it for 45 mins. Was really tough, had to lie on my back with knees bent, no moving. I almost hit the panic button at least 4 times, but kept talking myself out of it. Just so glad that is over and done with. <BR> Got a good bit done today, cleaned, laundry, treadmill. I had forgot that I subscribe to Daily Burn so I logged on and did a workout with a medicine ball. I have had one for a while and finally used it today. I think when I go back to... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:18:13 EST Weekend Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013851 Had a very nice weekend with Lilly. We watched movies, played with sand, put together a puzzle a dozen times (lol) and watched tv. She ate really good and found out she likes yogurt and pickles (john and I made). Saturday we took Lilly to see my Mom and she stayed there for a couple of hours. Was too cute, Mom asked if we needed to get some things done and she would watch Lilly for a while. Lilly literally threw us out. <BR> Sunday Mike and Nancy came over. Nancy helped me clean since I have... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:22:48 EST Friday 10/9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012227 Got my morning chores done, did 30 mins on the treadmill. John and I went to the grocery store and picked up a bunch of stuff. As we were putting things away Melissa, Grayson and Lilly came in. Grayson is gaining weight, lol he is getting so chubby and cooing now. Melissa and Pat are working this weekend as usual so Lilly will be staying here. Pat's grandmother watches Grayson. It's easier for her just to have him and Lilly loves coming over here. <BR> <BR> Made stuffed peppers and meatball... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 15:07:36 EST Wed 10/7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011442 Since taking one medication in the morning makes me tired, feeling like a zombie, no energy, I decided to not take it yesterday morning. I went to my PT at 9am, then came home and started to clean up the kitchen. I actually got on the treadmill again and worked on cleaning the house. Still felt tired, weak, but got a good bit done before my neck started to hurt. So I took a tramadol and just relaxed for the rest of the day. John started cleaning up and organizing his tools in the garage which... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:25:26 EST Health Benefits of Sauerkraut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010220 Health Benefits of Sauerkraut <BR> <BR> Some of the health benefits of sauerkraut include its ability to increase your digestive health, boost your circulation, protect your heart health, provide you with quick energy, stimulate your immune system, strengthen your bones, reduce your overall cholesterol levels, eliminate inflammation, protect against certain cancer, and even improve your vision and skin health. <BR> Although as a child, you may not have liked the taste or smell of sauerkraut ... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 06:58:35 EST Back to Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009575 Melissa stopped by Friday afternoon with Grayson and Lilly. Lilly stayed with us until Sunday afternoon. She just loves being here and I love her staying here. Hate when she leaves, she gets so upset and keeps saying I will miss you Mom Mom, I don't want to go. I just keep telling her she will be back here before she knows it. <BR> Weather was cold, cloudy, rainy so we stayed in and did things inside. <BR> I started taking the med's differently and actually slept pretty well last night. F... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:07:45 EST Friday 10/2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007898 Went to PT yesterday morning, then went and picked up the cd from my neck MRI. <BR> Went to my Doctor's appointment which was at 2pm. Waited an hr and a half to see him. After making many calls the Doctor's office finally got the results. We went over them and let him know how I have been feeling. Going to drop the dosage of the meds and see how that works. Certain parts of my neck have facet degeneration, disc degeneration, foraminal setenosis. He is sending me back to the Spine center to t... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:06:34 EST Wednesday 9-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006632 Have PT this morning at 9 am, then Family Doctor at 2 pm. Have not really been doing much, just do not have the energy and kind of feel like a zombie. A couple hrs after I take the medication, I just want to lay down. I tried taking both in the morning, but that was no help. So I am taking one in the morning and one in the evening before bed. I will talk to the Doctor of the affects the medication is doing to me. I hate this because there is so much that I could be doing while I am at home, b... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:47:11 EST Saturday 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004772 Poor Lilly is still not feeling well. I decided not to take her to the Art on the Green. John had called and said it was cold and windy so Lilly and I just stayed home. We watched tv, played with sand, play dough, read books and cuddled. I have been sneezing and have a sore throat so hope it don't get worse also. Lilly was complaining that she could not hear in her left ear so we shall see how she is today and if she is still having issues Melissa will pick her up and get her checked out. Cou... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 06:51:33 EST September 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003688 Went to PT at 9 am which went well. I am starting to get the routine of the exercises I have to do. I was also shown how to use one of the machines the correct way so I don't get the neck pain. I also have to watch and make sure the weights are not too much. On one I have to do 30 reps (both arms pulling out weights) and the other 20 reps for each arm (pulling out weights). <BR> I have decided to leave those for the last one's to do. After that they put tens on my neck and heat for 15 mins. a... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:28:23 EST Update on EMG and Many, Many Thanks to everyone for the best wishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002217 I was full of anxiety about the EMG. I had checked on the internet and really got myself all worked up. Well the appointment was at 2:30 today. I was not even there 5 mins and they took me in. The Doctor was really really nice and explained everything that he was going to do and what I would be feeling. He marked my hands and arms and started with the electrical impulses, then used the needle in my hands and arms. Before I knew it we were all done. The Doctor said I did very well and that he ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:38:35 EST so scared and worried http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001636 Tomorrow i have the EMG, it scares me. I read about it and hope and pray its not as painful as it sounds Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:22:18 EST Should have known http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999496 Wednesday I had my second PT. The place was extremely crowded. It started out fine, then they had me on 3 different machines. The 1st one was not too bad, it was like a cycle and all I did was move my arms backwards for a period of time. After that was done I did other arm, neck exercises. But then they had me on this machine where i had to pull weights out to my stomach (30 times), then pull weights out to the right and left side (20 times). I felt pain in the middle of my neck, elbows and i... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 05:01:47 EST Tuesday 9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998443 Since I could not sleep, I was able to take some pictures and list things on Ebay. I did try to lay down but Ivory kept barking and before we knew it Melissa, Lilly and Grayson stopped in. <BR> Melissa did bring her laundry and we got that all done. I love having them here, both are growing up so fast. <BR> After they left I did get a couple more things listed and things picked up in the house. Had a baked potato with cheese and broccoli and sliced tomato for dinner. <BR> I did get some slee... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:27:51 EST Sunday and Monday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997666 Sunday was a pretty full day. John's sister (Nancy) and brother in law (Mike) came over to help around the house and garage. John and Mike worked on the garage and Nancy and I worked inside. It was a cool day so we had the windows open to air the house out. We picked up around the house, swept the floors and got the kitchen straightened out and floor washed. We then dumped all the bags of yarn, etc on the living room floor and separated them. I have 3 full totes of almost full or full skeins ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 04:37:17 EST Saturday 9-12-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996429 Had a very good day yesterday. My friend Pat asked if I would go to the Farmers Market early and meet her there. I got there around 7:30, walked around and finally found her. We walked around the flea market checking out things people were selling. One of her vendor friends finally arrived and had a truck load of items. I picked up a lot of yarn and craft stuff. We then checked out another vendor she knew and I picked up craft and books for Lilly (can't wait till she seems them). The clouds ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:59:55 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995828 Was able to find the place for the MRI with no problem. They were running about 30 mins. behind so I had to wait a little while before they took me in. It was an open MRI (open at both ends), they gave me ear plugs and padded around my head. I had to lay still for 20 mins, flat on my back with my knees bent (I never lay on my back). I was doing well in the beginning but after a while of the noise going off and on I started to panic. Several times I would get pain in my neck on the right sid... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:25:57 EST MRI on neck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995280 Well, this morning is the day for the MRI on my neck, hope it goes well. It is an open MRI so hope I don't freak out too bad. <BR> Later today I want to make my own Pomegranate juice, it's so expensive at the stores. Also going to try and get John to get back to cleaning out the garage. I am planning on doing a mother-in-law suite so it needs to be cleaned up, pictures taken, then a hearing to see if we are allowed to do it. <BR> If I feel up to it, I also want to start cooking down the toma... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:52:29 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994972 This past Tuesday, John decided to take a ride to Cowtown in New Jersey. We took our neighbor Marie and walked around, then stopped at the Jersey produce stand. I did get some pomegranates, 4 large plums and Jersey tomato's. When we got home Melissa was there with Lilly and Grayson. Marie and I split the Jersey tomato's and I also gave some of mine to my older sister and Mom. <BR> <BR> I was able to scan the STD info to a thumb drive, then email it to my work, may take 10 or more days to p... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:49:38 EST Pushing through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993180 First, let me say I do not like the medication the Doctor put me on. One makes me feel like a zombie and the one's I take at night keep me up all night. I will need to talk to the Doctor about them. <BR> Anyway, yesterday I decided to try and get some things done. John and I went into the garden and picked more tomato's. While John went out to cut grass I picked more peppers and tried to pick up around the house. My neck and arms were really hurting so I took one of my pain killers. <BR> Wh... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 06:06:20 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992525 Just wanted to say thank you for the Birthday wishes. I didn't feel like going out so we had a nice dinner at home. John grilled and a friend of ours gave us crabs. Had a nice relaxing day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25331ae1-706c-4366-a51e-c6a056fbc969.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 07:59:23 EST Going to be a busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990748 Went to my family Doctor yesterday afternoon. Let him know I saw a counselor, Psychologist. I also had to remind him that I had physical issues also. I was there for an hour and a half talking and waiting. He is filling out the papers for the STD and I will need to pick them up today and fax to my company. I also have to make appointments for Physical Therapy for my neck issues (have bone spurs in my neck). Next I need to make an appointment for an MRI for my neck and also an appointment for ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:13:36 EST Counselor, Psychologist Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990024 Yesterday afternoon I went to see a Counselor, Psychologist and am very glad I did. I really liked her a lot. We talked for a good hour and she made me feel very comfortable. This afternoon I go to my family Doctor. Hopefully he will have the results of the blood tests and we can talk more. I did find out my old medical records were put in a storage after my old family Doctor retired. I called and they said they would call me back when they are located. <BR> <BR> A co-worker called to ch... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 03:42:20 EST Pomegranates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989522 <link>https://www.organicfacts.net/health-<BR>benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-pome<BR>granate.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4561c7c7-b911-4bc3-95ff-9cd427ceb6f1.jpg"> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:40:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989130 I have a Doctor's appointment tomorrow at 3 pm, then see my Family Doctor on Thursday at 3 pm. I received the forms from work for Short Term Disability which I am hoping my Doctor will fill out. I just do not feel I am ready to go back to work. Still having issues with eating. Anything that I eat does not stay in me so this is effecting my Colitis. The RA in my elbows and hands are not doing well either. Still having issues with my neck which my doctor told me my neck is older than I am. I am... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:36:06 EST Stress & Anxiety Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986693 I guess my mind and body finally said enough was enough. I did go to my Doctor's and talked to him. Seems all I am doing is crying all the time. He put me on two medications for stress and anxiety. I am out of work for two weeks and go back to him next week. He wanted me to get a hold of a counselor. I went up on the insurance site and found some around my area. I have called several times and left messages but have not heard back yet. I will call my Doctor on Monday and see if it is better f... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:57:49 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984410 Last Wed. was really bad, totally had a breakdown. I just can't take it anymore at work. The stress, hostile and drama at work along with my medical issues is way too much. I have called and let my work flow person and site Manager know this. I finally did get an appointment with my Doctor, it's scheduled for tomorrow at 3:30 so we shall see what he says. <BR> <BR> We did have a small party for Lilly this past Saturday, below are some pic's. I think she had a good time although a lot of peop... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:53:11 EST 8-17-2015 Happy Birthday Lilly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979359 It's hard to believe that 4 years have already gone by. Today Lilly is 4 years old. Planning on having a BBQ Birthday Party this coming Saturday for her, can't wait. <BR> <BR> Did not do much this past weekend. The weather has been around or in the 90's with high humidity so stayed inside most of the time. Did get out and watered the plants in the pots and garden. Been picking the tomatoes, made spaghetti sauce and froze it saturday. Got the chicken and meats wrapped and frozen, laundry do... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:16:20 EST Sunday 8-9-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974595 Yesterday John and I went to New Jersey to get produce. We got a lot, 50 lb bag of potato's, strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, butternut squash, jersey corn, jersey tomato's, watermelon, cantaloupes, seedless green grapes, cherries and a Italian round bread. Yep, went overboard but it was my first time going there this year. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb8f6a12-8418-4d52-8548-27c62bf2c253.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b567d583-39dd-... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 09:54:58 EST Saturday 8/1/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970218 Another hot day here, going into the 90's. I did get out early this morning and got the potted plants watered. <BR> <BR> Garden 8-1-2015 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d27dd6d3-f2a9-4528-8bb8-bb11d3ad7200.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Potted Eggplant and lettuce <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67773317-e6ce-45c8-b1bc-fe023408096e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Potted Tabasco and Jalapeño Peppers <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62b6179e-18b1-468b-994... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:31:45 EST Going to be a long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968427 Nothing like going to bed last night only to hear John yelling let it go Marlowe. I came out to see what was going on and Marlowe had a mouse in his mouth and would not let it go. Ozzy was next to him, Marlowe growling. I picked up Ivory who had to find out what was going on and put her in the bedroom. Then I was chasing Marlowe with a towel, then finally the mop. He finally jumped up to the garden window, got the mop at him and he dropped it. Ugh lets just say I did not sleep very well and t... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:58:22 EST Happy, Sad, Concerned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965686 Last Friday Melissa went to triage. She was having slurred speech and blurred vision. She was there for a while and was told she may have had a stroke or a migraine and that she would need to follow up with a Neurologist and was released. She just stayed home and tried to relax the rest of the weekend. All weekend long she was having contractions around 2-3 mins. apart. <BR> Monday, I went to work, got a call from Melissa around 3:37 am on Tuesday. Her water broke and she was on her way to t... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:30:35 EST Sunday - 7-19-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963111 Have not blogged in a while, have not been feeling too well. Seems stress, lack of sleep, taking penicillin is really getting to me. Yesterday, I basically lazed around and didn't do to much. Feeling a little better today. <BR> Next door neighbor is healing well after her fall. My younger sister fell down the steps, was in surgery for over 4 hours and now is doing physical therapy. Mom is doing well, but her younger sister has given up (she has had so many strokes and in a home). Older ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:43:03 EST Wednesday 7-8-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957367 Had last Thursday and Friday off. Melissa and Lilly were here Thursday, no company on Friday so was pretty quiet. Saturday Melissa and Lilly came and Lilly stayed the night since Melissa and Pat had to work. Saturday afternoon was pretty nice until I heard screaming. Yep, neighbor next door fell down and was bleeding pretty bad on her left arm, hand. She would not let me call 911. John and two neighbors went to her, cleaned up the glass around her, calmed her down. I got towels and water for... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:25:25 EST Yep, it's that time again, lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955355 With all the rain we have been having, the pickle bush cucumbers are growing like crazy. It's refrigerator pickle time again, lol <BR> <BR> Approx. 9 lbs of sliced pickle bush cucumbers <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6270c26-30fe-4522-bb59-f8d93aaaf04a.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22c082dd-ab64-4c9a-be31-a23c3889825d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Also managed to get the tomato's tied up, weeded, re-potted some rosemary, romaine lettuce, petunia's, marigol... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:01:57 EST Happy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebaba543-a857-434f-b5fd-61231cda9af0.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3455110-443a-410b-a5ec-d5bcbc10d163.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 07:12:21 EST Garlic, Zucchini chips and Sun!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954848 Yesterday was interesting and nice. I got up early but sinuses were acting up so I took a benadryl and laid down, When I got up Melissa and Lilly were here. Then we get a phone call a friend, her family and John's granddaughter Tatty were coming over. I had already cut up the garlic and it was in the dehydrator but glad no one seemed to have issues with the smell, lol <BR> It had stopped raining so Lilly, John and I went out to the garden and found zucchini and pickle cucumbers ready to pick... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:29:21 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954313 ok, enough with the rain, storms, I need the sun!! <BR> <BR> Waiting to hear from Melissa and my older sister. Melissa had to take Pat to the medical aid unit, he was bit by a spider and not feeling well. Hope he is doing better today. Last night my older sister (Donna) texted me that my younger sister (Chrissy) fell down the steps and broke her hip. So waiting to hear how she is doing, hope its not too bad. <BR> <BR> Guess I will try and relax today, maybe do some things inside the hou... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:56:14 EST Wed. 7/1/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953723 Can't believe it's already July. Woke up this morning around 2am to a very nasty storm. Lots of lightening, wind, heavy rain. The rain sounded like it was pounding the windows. Kind of afraid to see what the garden looks like. We have had so much rain, last Saturday we got 2 1/2 inches! <BR> With all the rain, I have not had a chance to tie up the tomato's or spray them. Hoping they don't get bottom end rot. <BR> Last weekend we had Lilly. We did get to make home made play dough. She loved ma... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:11:39 EST Busy, productive weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948994 Lilly was not over this weekend but we got a lot done. John worked on side jobs with Marty (his friend) and also got some cleaning done in the garage. I worked on laundry, cleaning the house, getting winter clothes put away, organizing. Late yesterday afternoon John and I went to BJ's and got a lot of stuff. Came back put away the food, then started to make a package for Melissa. Got the meat cut, put away, fruits and vegetable cut, packaged, pasta set aside. Hopefully Pat will come by this e... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:36:45 EST