QUESTIONLADY's SparkPeople Blog QUESTIONLADY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Thought I'd get a break I FINALLY got all the drapery for our livingroom to finish it, but that wasn't without a job and a half. I had to go to EVERY Pier Import 1 store in the area, because the stores didn't have the number of panels I needed. I needed 10-11 panels. The regional manager was going out of town to another Pier Import 1 store and he picked up the last 4 panels I needed at that store and brought them back to the store that was 30 minutes from me. This was a job, because number 1 we had hired a perso... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 07:49:55 EST Missing SP. Sorry everyone I've had one things after another keeping me away from the COMPUTER never mind SP. HOPING things will settle down some SOON. We move into our newly renovated livingroom NEXT WEEKEND. We still have drapery and decorating to do, but that has to wait as money has been going in SO MANY directions this whole last year and work is slower. Will share pictures as time allows. I MISS doing my photography assignments too.... I look forward to catching up on SP SOON I HOPE. Take Ca... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:17:46 EST Shut down mode... Sorry everyone I haven't been on. Due to the busy holiday stuff, being sick since before Christmas with a stubborn cold still sick and now some personal issue's. I was in a kindda shut down mode too with all that, but now it's moreso I just don't feel like doing ANYTHING....... I HATE IT and hope I bounce back SOON................ I HATE THIS MODE!!!!!!!!!!! Don't worry.........good thing is......I DON'T EAT in this mode don't care to do that either.......... <BR> <BR> YOU ALL STAY HA... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:32:22 EST I got the Canon Rebel T1i D-SLR Camera Hello to all of you and hope you all are well. I'm not on the computer much since being sick before Christmas. Was in bed 2 WHOLE DAYS......... :-X I'm up and around now, but taking it SLOW as I don't seem to be getting better. <BR> <BR> I finally have my Digital SLR Camera and now let the LEARNING begin......... Now I just need to DECIDE on WHAT Digital photography book for this camera that is best for me to get. hmmmmmmm DECISIONS NEVER ENDING........ <BR> <BR> Will be on more ... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 11:05:34 EST Friends Skate Shop ROBBED..... Please pray for my friends Donald and Sandy Craven. Donald was recently DX with stage 4 cancer. Well... as if that wasn't enough their skate boarding shop was robbed during the night and they have no insurance and the ALARM NEVER WENT OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please pray they FIND who did this. Donald CAN'T HANDLE this on top of his cancer issue's and WANTS TO SELL THE FAMILY BUSINESS THAT AFFECTS SO............MANY YOUNGS BOYS IN OUR COMMUNITY. They go there for ALL their skate supplies and to ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:55:04 EST Livingroom PAINTED pictures posted. Hey... thought I'd share our progress of our livingoom PROJECT that's been going on for 9 months now. CAN'T BELIEVE it'll be almost a yr before long since we've USED our livingroom. It's going to be SO NICE once it's all done. The floor guy came for measurements. It's coming along........ Sometime I'll post the UGLIES......OF THIS PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>246</em> WHAT A MESS..............WE'VE HAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you'll stop in and check our livingroom pictures ou... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:19:34 EST I'M SO ENJOYING SP!!!!!!! I big shout out and THANK YOU for being here on SP!!!!!!!!!! I THINK SP PEOPLE ARE THE BEST DON'T YOU.............??? <em>250</em> <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 5 Dec 2009 15:23:00 EST Bought a Bissell 3920 I was needing a new vacuum and after researching and reading reviews I decided on the Bissell 3920 for what I wanted and price wise for a vacuum. I bought it at Lowe's. I tried it out right away and I have to say IT'S BETTER THAN MY Kenmore vacuum I had for 6 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's easier to maneuver, it's lighter, it picks up more and the dirt cup is GREAT. My Kenmore I had the FILTER IN WITH THE DIRT CUP AND IT TOOK FOREVER TO CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVING THE BISSELL HAPPY WITH MY CHO... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 15:20:01 EST Photography EXCITEMENT.... Being on SP is great and the one thing I'm TOTALLY loving is all the photography stuff. I'm feeling EXCITED to get serious into photography and wanting to buy my FIRST DSLR camera. I'm going to take my time and research (something I'm KNOWN for) all that's available and try to make the BEST choice for me. It HAS TO HAVE Good video with sound as well, because I video tape my skate boarding son. Also, I LOVE to do the cropping/editing within the camera. I'm finding I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE sports... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 13:34:13 EST REAL COMPUTER VIRUS Check out the link below this is a REAL computer virus. Pass this onto ALL COMPUTER people............ Thank You.......... <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>.asp Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:07:51 EST CAN'T GET PEOPLE TO DO THEIR JOBS.......... I'm SO FRUSTRATED AND TIRED........of people NOT DOING THEIR JOBS!!!!!!!!! We're having problems with our Flood Insurance company making the CORRECTION on our policy from Drive to Road....... We've had this flood insurance for 6 yrs and FEMA is requesting pictures of homes and all to update records and look over policies for changes that may need to be made. Well.....through this we found out our policy SAYS.... and is MAILED TO US AT THE CORRECT ADDRESS which is ROAD........... But, IF... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:35:43 EST Too much SADNESS with age. The last 5 weeks have been ROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER with sadness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It continues I have heard 2 more online friends have died, a baby died from SIDS, my husband found out a 5 yr old in his family has leukemia and a baby in the family has everything wrong with it, and that's ON TOP of all the other things I put in another blog recently. I can't even remember all that I've shared, but I'm sure I haven't even shared all that's happened in the last 5 week... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:52:04 EST FIVE of our Tree's get cut down today..... It'll be WEIRD..........without our Tree's. CAN'T WAIT to replace the one out front. Still need to decide WHAT TREE TO PLANT in our LITTLE from yard and NOT WORRY about our water and sewer lines AND drive ways on BOTH sides being affected by the new tree we plant. hmmmm <BR> <BR> They'll be here soon.......... Gotta go......... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 08:01:40 EST Over loaded week.......... Hey Everyone........ <BR> <BR> Dropping in to let you all know I have a lot going on and won't be on much if at all. I'll do my best to stop in, but I have a FULL WEEK up until NEXT MONDAY Nov 23rd......... <BR> <BR> I have a Birthday party to get ready for, we're getting 5 tree's cut TOMORROW............ and I have photography things I'm working on for people, PLUS keep up with the every day regular stuff............ FUN.....FUN.............. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:04:33 EST Prayer 4 HURT truck driver at my Husbands job. PLEASE PRAY for Bill a truck driver that works with my husband. Bill drives a dump truck and a Tractor Trailer Truck SLAMMED into Bills truck FLIPPING HIS TRUCK AND HURTING HIM BADLY. This JUST HAPPENED at 9:30am Nov 5 2009. This is SO SCARY, because my husband's working the same spot/place the same time it could have been him. PLEASE PRAY FOR BILL WE ARE ALL..............TOTALLY SHAKEN UP. <BR> <BR> ALSO...........they CAN'T FIND HIS PHONE AND THEY DON'T KNOW HIS WIFES NUMBER. PLEASE... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 09:49:16 EST Feeling down and out 3 days now getting worse. There's been too much sadness around me and it's got me weighed down where I feel numb and DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING........... I'm not even interested in being at the computer and that's BAD........ <BR> <BR> 1- That young Mommy I know that died from Cancer. <BR> 2- Last week there was a local man killed who owned a tree company. A freak accident where a tree they weren't even working on FELL AND KILLED HIM. We're getting tree's cut next week as long as we get the proof of insurance. ... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:54:39 EST What bug spray for indoor plants is safe to use??? Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have indoor plants like my spider plant and others I leave outside during the Summer. It's now time to bring them in from the cold, but what bug spray is SAFE to use??? I had one bug spray it was some sort of "indoor/outdoor bug spray it was Raid". It said on the front of the can "SAFE FOR HOUSE PLANTS". I CAN'T FIND ONE THAT SAYS, "SAFE FOR HOUSE PLANTS". What do you all use. <BR> <BR> Thank You for your help. <em>252</em> Tue, 3 Nov 2009 15:20:18 EST What inexpensive vacuum cleaner DO YOU RECOMMEND??? I ONLY HAVE TO VACUUM 2 CARPETED ROOMS, STEPS AND area rugs. I sweep most of the flooring, but vacuum the wood floors/tile floors sometimes. What vacuum cleaner should I get do you say that you KNOW is good. <BR> <BR> Vacuum needs to be: <BR> <BR> Inexpensive, but GOOD. <BR> <BR> BAGLESS <BR> <BR> Have attachments for furniture and all. <BR> <BR> THANK YOU ALL who give inputs. <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 3 Nov 2009 15:06:05 EST What tree should we plant HELP...........??? <img src="">Hey Everyone, our county wants us to replant a tree after taking this bradford pear down. We want/NEED a tree that: <BR> <BR> WON'T cause problems with water and sewer lines that goes straight up the middle of front yard FROM THE MAIL BOX to between the 2 windows on left. <BR> <BR> WON'T cause problems with our driveways on both sides. <BR> <BR> WON'T have above ground roots to TRIP ON!!! <BR> <BR> WON'T drop anything, bu... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:04:01 EST Donald Craven NEEDS PRAY A man at our local skate board shop needs some SERIOUS Prayer. The last few months he's been having stomach problems and they've gotten REAL BAD the last 2-3 weeks. He's now going for several tests he went Friday and they did more than planned, because they saw something. They ALREADY want him in again this Tuesday for upper and lower GI. He can't hide his pain he's hurting SO BAD and feels like an old man. There are days he doesn't get out of bed and he can't eat and has lost 10 lbs and... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 20:43:22 EST WHAT A DAY have PRAYER requests I'm enclosing an article from our local newspaper about a man who was killed on the job yesterday. It's hitting me HARD, because #1. This company has worked in our neighborhood. #2. This man and his family are BEST FRIENDS of the guy we're working on hiring to cut our tree's NEXT WEEK. (TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES.......) #3. We're getting 5 tree's in the next week or so cut and NOW THIS HAPPENS. I DON'T like getting tree's cut, but to have this happen THE WEEK BEFORE LOCALLY MAKES IT HARDE... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 22:32:04 EST IMPORTANT HOME insurance policy INFO Hey Everyone......... <BR> <BR> You learn something new every day as the saying goes. I wanted to share some EXTREMELY IMPORTANT knowledge with you all that I gained just today........ <BR> <BR> Right to the point: Any and ALL of your home insurance policy papers for Flood, Home Owners...etc... MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT EVERY SINGLE PAGE for your ADDRESS that EACH SECTION where your address is that it's COMPLETELY CORRECT............ <BR> <BR> Last Spring an issue game up from FEMA about... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:08:20 EST New beginnings I've decided to MOVE MORE this week and I did pretty good last week. But....this week I am going to do better and each week continue to do better and better with the help of SP. I LOVE...............SP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!! I'm happy to say I did good today!!! I trust that MANY had a good day right along with me....... <em>247</em> <em>108</em> <em>401</em> <em>182</em> Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:50:02 EST Moving more this week. This week I'm going to MOVE MORE.......... I plan to ride my son's <em>217</em> more, and <em>401</em> do more stretch exercises AND <em>218</em> Dance more while the radio is on. I plan to move it, move it, MOVE IT more this week. I've done pretty good this week, but increasing the week ahead............ <BR> <BR> I HOPE YOU ALL ARE WELL. <em>247</em> Sun, 25 Oct 2009 21:28:12 EST Prayers for a dieing Mommy....... Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> A woman I know her daughter Michelle is dieing from cancer. Last week she was given 1-2 months to live and last night they gave her to this weekend to live. She's a Mom to a 2 and 4 year old. Please pray for all concerning this situation and none of them are Christian's, so pray for salvation too. <BR> <BR> Thank You all who lift this situation up and all those involved. <BR> <BR> Also, a friend just emailed me about his Niece's 1 year old has the H1N1 Swine f... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:39:54 EST Getting CLOSER to gettin our tree's cut!!! I FINALLY got all the information I needed for getting tree's cut with checking about licenses with county and all for companies. I turned in our permit and now we just have to wait for approval for the tree's we want cut a 3-5 day wait on that. Then... I can call the 2 tree companies I've narrowed it down to, because they are listed with the BBB and are licensed to do work for us. After the bids I'll make sure about their insurances and then the hiring. It's ALWAYS something to be done a... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 23:45:12 EST Swine Flu H1N1 60 minutes VIDEO link<BR>4553n&tag=contentBody;housing <BR> <BR> <BR> A link below for article about the experts saying the swine flu shot "SEEMS" safe. <BR> <BR><BR>rt.asp?articlekey=105302 <BR> <BR> I've NEVER been concerned before about ANYTHING like the mad cow and bird flu and all, but this time I AM concerned and DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO FOR MY almost 14 year old son........... <em>24</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:03:30 EST How do I find people I know that are on SP???????? Hello, <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> There are a couple people I know that joined Sparkpeople and I can't figure out how to find them to get them on my friend list. I have done some searching with their log in name type thing and it comes up as a failure for results. Can anybody help me on this??? <BR> <BR> Edited information here Oct 16th. I have spoke to my friends and they log in with these names and I have emailed them and they say I have their names right. Also, I've asked them to join... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:06:44 EST GOTTA have those cookies.... COMPROMISE..... If you just HAVE to have those cookies or WHATEVER have 1/2 of what you would have normally eaten. There's SUCCESS in that it's a move in the RIGHT direction. It's a matter of CUTTING BACK and MOVING MORE......... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> We haven't had cookies in the house for a long time. I wanted to eat some and that normally would be 4. TODAY I COMPROMISED and only had 2 cookies. Guess what...........I felt GREAT afterward, because I DIDN'T HAVE 4 and I didn't feel ... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 14:59:22 EST Getting through a bad day. I'm going through some things right now and really need prayer emotionally. It's nothing serious really it's just my heart is hurting about some things. Great thing though is when I'm feeling like I am right now I DON'T want food. Hey.... they say there's a good side to everything right, so there's my good side. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> How will I get through today??? Well.... for me I LOVE to help others, so as time allows today I will find people to help/encourage and THAT makes me H... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 08:18:25 EST Cleaning track ONE ROOM AT A TIME!!!!! When I was younger I use to clean my WHOLE HOUSE really good in ONE DAY. As I've heard MANY say when you get older it all slows down and you get LESS done is a day. I've done HORRIBLE and have gotten off track with my cleaning for many reasons I don't care to get into. But.... I've decided to do things DIFFERENTLY now and I'm VERY EXCITED to get back on my CLEANING TRACK. I decided to get back on a good cleaning track and to STAY ON MY CLEANING TRACK I will TOTALLY clean one room at a tim... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 14:57:32 EST Great day with me boy!!! Today was a GREAT day with my son Todd. I road his bike around while he road his skate board around the neighborhood. EXERCISE............Yippee.......... I ALSO got on his skate board while he held onto me, so I wouldn't fall. I'm sure it was a sight to see, but we had FUN and I got exercise FINALLY.......... It's a start!!! <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>30</em> Sun, 4 Oct 2009 23:20:50 EST Great day with me boy!!! Today was a GREAT day with my son Todd. I road his bike around while he road his skate board around the neighborhood. EXERCISE............Yippee.......... I ALSO got on his skate board while he held onto me, so I wouldn't fall. I'm sure it was a sight to see, but we had FUN and I got exercise FINALLY.......... It's a start!!! <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>30</em> Sun, 4 Oct 2009 23:20:49 EST Should I purchase a Bike??? Off and on for a few years now I've thought about buying a bike to ride. I thought it would be fun to ride with my son and get exercise too. But, I'm not sure just how much exercise it is and all compared to speed walking??? Would riding a bike REALLY HELP ME LOSE INCHES AND GET IN SHAPE??? Wonder how many people have had great success with losing inches and weight with just bike riding. ???????????????? <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a GREAT WEEKEND. <em>30</em> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 18:51:34 EST I love Sparkpeople SO MUCH I.......... I love Sparkpeople SO MUCH I have decided that for 2010 I'm going to buy meself a calendar JUST FOR Sparkpeople. On this calendar I plan to log and KEEP TRACK of all my friends Birthdays and special dates. I want to KNOW and REMEMBER my friends on EVERY OCCASION and one VERY IMPORTANT time is a time when my friends lose a loved one. REMEMBERING THOSE DATES EVEN YEARS................after their lose is SO VERY IMPORTANT. <BR> <BR> I LOVE YOU ALL YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 10:33:17 EST Back at school. As a parent it's always been hard to know just when it's okay to send your kids back to school after being sick. I KNOW they say they can't have a fever for 24 hours before returning. But, what about those "bathroom" issue's when they've been sick and they're better all around but their body hasn't fully returned to a normal functioning schedule. I send them and hope and pray by being in school and being busy they won't think about or worry about those things and return to normal before th... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 08:30:06 EST When sickness is in the house. When someone is sick in the house I do everything I can to keep myself and everyone else healthy. I keep the person in one room away from everyone. I change the hand towels 2-3 times a day and using paper towels is good during this time too. After the bathroom is used I go in and wipe down door handles and faucets and all (DON'T FORGET THE TOILET HANDLE). I find it less work on myself with all the cleaning by having the sick person stay in one room and I get all food and drinks, so I don'... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:09:06 EST Today's my Mommy's Birthday My Mom's Birthday is today, but she is no longer with us. She passed away on July 4 2005 and we ALL MISS HER SO MUCH. <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM WE CONTINUE TO THINK ABOUT YOU ON YOUR SPECIAL DAYS AND TALK ABOUT YOU ALWAYS....................................<BR>.....AND FOREVER............................OUR LOVE WE GIVE TO YOU. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 18:59:51 EST Kids 10 1/2 yrs apart. I wonder how many families are out there with kids that have a 10 yr age gap between them , BUT.... from the same marriage. My husband and I have been married 26 yrs and have a 24 yr old daughter and a 13 yr old son. We PLANNED to have our kids 5-10 yrs apart, but now I wish they were closer in age AS LONG AS I COULD STILL HAVE my son if I had him sooner. <em>30</em> <img src=""> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:15:51 EST Staying on track at work. I just read someone's blog about the temptations all around at work. It's ALWAYS someone's Birthday or SOMETHING where JUNK FOOD is always brought in. Here are some idea's to Stay on track at work: <BR> <BR> #1- ALWAYS have healthy finger foods for yourself to eat like carrots, celery, broccoli. etc... <BR> #2- ALWAYS drink LOTS of water to help you stay full. <BR> #3- Keep a picture of yourself you DON'T LIKE and one you DO LIKE as a reminder of your goal to KEEP YOU MOTIVATED. <BR> #4... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 11:34:49 EST Helping others Mondays tend to be very busy for me as I have a LIST of things to accomplish throughout the week which leaves Monday with lots to do. Sometimes we have to STOP what we WANT or feel we need to do and HELP OTHERS in need. That's just what happened today a friend needed me, so I forgot about my "list of things to do" and made a difference in someone else's day. It's IMPORTANT to take time to HELP OTHERS. Hope you're ALL having a Blessed Day and someone is there for you when you need help. ... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:02:41 EST New to SparkPeople My Aunt invited me to SP back in June, but I'm just now joining. I DIDN'T realize all that was involved in SP. There is SO MUCH to do, see and LEARN. I LOVE to learn knew things and I love all that SP offers with all the different teams. I seem to be getting around pretty good on SP. <BR> <BR> I do however need to learn how I can make a scale thing that I've seen some people have where it DOESN'T show your weight, but it shows how much you've lost and want to lose. In April I started ... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 18:16:22 EST