RASPBERRY56's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RASPBERRY56 RASPBERRY56'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/ Closer to Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864954 More talk about some rough weather :( - sigh............could use a break! Hopefully in the next two weeks or so I should be well positioned to be able to work remotely.........halleluia! <BR> <BR> Nothing more to add here - the usual struggles are still with me :(............ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:36:57 EST Climbed that "hump" *before* Wednesday actually came! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864194 Relief beyond belief! At least the financial damage was staved - from a potentially scary flow to a relative trickle - can't ask for much more (especially when compared to those who are still struggling)............today will be a day for special reflection (when I can get some quiet time - actually, right now would be the best time :) )........... <BR> <BR> Back to the grind - and once again to restart things, food-wise............could have done worse, all things considered, but sadly, no... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:39:54 EST A mixed bag...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863507 Got the car issue handled (the other one will be taken care of next week) - got NO blizzard - and looks like the total amount will be significantly less than originally predicted - but that $#!@# TRAVEL BAN is gonna really drive me NUTS! As some of you who've read my past blogs may know, I'm a cabin fever-prone gal, so being stuck at home (with annoying people potentially in my face during that time) REALLY boils my blood! Thanks for NOTHING, "nanny state"! You can take your over-reaching ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:48:23 EST Two icons say it all..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862680 <em>216</em> <em>444</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:55:23 EST MAJOR stressor........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861979 ........thy name is winter in the Northeast! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Talk is running toward a *major* event early this week - and I simply CANNOT afford to be out of commission for ONE $#!@# MINUTE - too much needs to be done ASAP, and postponing is NOT a viable or feasible option! <BR> <BR> Chocolate - take me away ........... and while you're at it, kick *winter* to the curb already! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> The stress is making itself know - th... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:14:48 EST :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861374 SNOOOOOW! NOOOOOOOO! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> "Blue screen of death" on attempting to start work yesterday - no way to even get things going -- total day LOST! Loaner was useless since I had no way to get to my usual connectins.....barely had email on me! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Now have TWO car issues to deal with - don't ask! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> This is NOT gonna end well - at least there isn't much in the way of junk food to... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:45:20 EST More snow on the way..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860729 ......and this one could be "the real deal" - still haven't heard much in the way of anticipated amounts (that *can't* be good)........ <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> At least it'll hit on a Saturday and I have NO plans to leave the house for anything! All I could probably benefit from getting done is a few quick, short, minor errands (no big deal) - and then chillax! As much as I don't care for snow (and don't even get me started on ice after last weekend :() - I'll take the downti... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:06:41 EST Snow...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859999 Just a dusting, thankfully..........there's talk about something "significant" over the weekend - well, if it *must* snow big-time, might as well do it then.......... <BR> <BR> Not much more to say here - still plugging along, struggling as so many of us do - enjoy your Thursday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:27:09 EST That "hump" of a day looms once more........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859222 Still struggling, too - yep......a classic "hump day"! <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Don't have a great deal to say (it's probably be another vent, anyhow), so I'm outta here - just another shameless blog for those points.........oh, well - "it is what it is"........ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Wednesday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:46:30 EST TGI "back to work day"....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858433 Yep! Once again - attempt at destressing went totally, scarily awry.........a pox on the person responsible! <BR> <BR> Note to self - *stay away from churches*! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> This just tears it! And also just proves that I am, truly, indeed, meant to keep to a work-based life..........no sense trying to fight it for that ever-elusive quest for "balance" - it just simply will NOT work for me ......... period.......... I "get it" now......sooooooo - back to the grind... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:31:52 EST NO good deed......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857640 As that old saying goes (and it IS TRUE!) - NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED! <BR> <BR> Thought I'd bond with DD by walking with her to the church down the street yesterday- BAD $#!@# IDEA! <BR> <BR> REASON - ICE STORM HORROR! <BR> <BR> Got there OK, but it was horribly scary in spots - and this day gets even WORSE for the spouse! Apparently he ended up as the "meat" in a 3-car wreck "sandwich" - he was OK and the van didn't look as bad as I feared (though his call to me made it sound worse ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:15:03 EST Sunday..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856973 Nasty weather this morning - freezing rain and ice.........I'm thinking that I may actually *walk* to the church down the street rather than drive...........I had been contemplating whether or not to resume any kind of spiritual activity - something curious occurred last week that got me to thinking........between that and my ongoing concerns regarding my inability to stay on track, it's been a soul-searching kind of weekend..........soooooooo - despite the weather I think I'll give this a sh... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:22:08 EST Plan to revitalize...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856222 This weekend I plan to slowly regenerate my effort to get back on track - there'll be a lot of soul-searching (for what supposedly counts as a "soul" in my case - don't ask :( ).......am looking to start anew on Monday (it'll be an off day so I won't have those kinds of challenges to deal with - hopefully that will be of some help)...........of course, with Murphy's Law being what it is, there are some food-related events to deal with this weekend..........sigh - there's always something! Be... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:21:23 EST Even worse :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855517 Almost in a free-fall, eating wise - yeah, I have some stresses going on but I felt that I was dealing fairly well, and getting things done...........but I can't cut off that urge for sweets.......really aggravating! <BR> <BR> Not happy about an unpaid day off looming (sigh - when the $#!@## is this pathetic lifestyle gonna turn around? Will it even happen in my lifetime?).......... <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> (vent mode off - nothing more to say except that I wish you all a good... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:33:43 EST HATE this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854772 One of my most despised activities is to actually get on a phone and SPEAK with a person! Don't know why that is - but it "is what it is"...........and it's all because a simple website would NOT cooperate with a simple request from me! <BR> <BR> SHEESH! <BR> <BR> I do SOOOOOO much better when I can conduct business online (now as a clarification - this is not a purchase requiring a credit card # - I am very stringent about NOT doing that!)...........what I do NOT need is to be placed on h... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:33:02 EST GRRRRR :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854001 Blindsided by an unpleasant request - causing me to SKIP HALF MY WORKOUT! NOT COOL - especially in light of my continuing struggles to eat well (AGAIN) .......... and needless to say, I did not do well yesterday, either! <BR> <BR> I swear - this journey can ONLY be successfully worked on by SINGLES WITHOUT DEPENDENTS OR FAMILY! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:28:34 EST Gotta get this "battery" "recharged" :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852346 Ate poorly AGAIN ........GOTTA knock this off and get back on track! I'm sure the overly low-key weekend didn't help matters any...... <BR> <BR> Sheesh - is there ANY hope for me at this point? <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:47:55 EST Quiet Sunday....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851533 Errand attempt yesterday turned out to be a washout - "came too late to the party" on one task, and couldn't find what I was looking for for the other :( :( :( ........ today I'll need to investigate options to get these issues addressed - they're *NOT* crises, but I want them done! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:59:57 EST Saturday begins...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850808 Still struggling with the eating, again - fortunately, there are no plans for the weekend other than a few quick errands - a lot of *chillin'* is anticipated - both literally *and* figuratively (although it was slightly - heh heh - warmer yesterday)! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:36:33 EST Another mixed bag of a day...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849998 The return to full-time hours is finally starting to make a positive impact, finance-wise :) - still have big issues to face, but I'm seein' some good, albeit small, improvement :) <BR> <BR> Got some sad news via FB - a long-time social acquaintance passed - he and my daughter had a very sweet bond - was like a "third granddad" to her.......I made sure I gave her the news in person (din't want her to read it on FB or learn about it third-hand weeks or months in the future)..........will watc... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 04:44:04 EST Hump Day climbed - check! However...... :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849182 Having different tech glitches today - this will probably require a call that I cannot make right now, to say nothing of a - ahem - hard chat with a person I suspect is responsible for this ordeal...........sheesh! I wish I could just - ah, never mind........you don't want to know...... <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Let's just hope I can keep the eating under control - this is not good! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 05:16:37 EST NOT HAPPY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848250 Basically due to technical glitches at work AGAIN! :( :(:( <BR> <BR> Inability to log on to an important site this morning isn't helping either! <BR> <BR> $#@ technology - it can all go rot, as far as I care! <BR> <BR> Sheesh! Chocolate, take me away! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:44:51 EST Hmmmmmmm......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847307 Plugging right along.............ate fairly well - small sweet snack, but other than that - ate fairly conservatively........... <BR> <BR> Lost electric power to part of my work system - had to rely solely on battery power, and having to recharge was a nuisance, to say the least - caused a late departure which was not on my plan at all (at least the weather was cooperative, albeit cold)...............this MUST be resolved ASAP today (several other folks are impacted as well)! <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 05:04:05 EST First Monday/week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846281 Quick status check: <BR> <BR> Healthy? Yep! <BR> Reasonably employed? Yep! (all things considered - not ideal, but could have been *much worse*!) <BR> Not starting the day, week, month or year heading off to some undesirable place? H**l, yeah! (There's a well-known "reality TV" figure who's NOT starting this year off right - sure puts my own life in perspective - I'm no saint, but I didn't get myself into that kind of fix, and that can *only* be good!) <BR> On track? Meh - ate well, bu... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 04:12:38 EST First week of '15 ahead........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845352 Quiet weekend - nice balance of rest and needed work......... <BR> <BR> Today there are some events that include food - need to watch myself there..........at least one of the activities will include physical movement - the other is a good-ol' traditional putluck (as in "Danger, Will Robinson", if you get my drift)....... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I have made no official resolutions since I don't tend to believe much in them (my past failures have pretty much justified my skepti... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 06:08:07 EST Relief (and challenges ahead)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844456 The unpleasant task was handled well, smoothly, professionally - and at no charge! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Now I can relax - there appears to be some unpleasant weather coming, so this was handled just in time! <BR> <BR> Am struggling with cravings for sweets for some unknown reason - had two cups of low-cal yogurt instead of my usual one per day - there were no low-quality sweets in the house and I made no special trips to satisfy the cravings (I had enough errands to run onc... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 04:59:58 EST Reasonably good, so far...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843582 Got an extended workout in, and ate reasonably well for the most part (a late snack that I really didn't plan on doing, but did not consist of junk food)..........soooooooo - so far, so good, I guess...... <BR> <BR> Have an unpleasant task to do today - can't put it off any longer, but it's soooooooo aggravating to have to deal with - sigh.........another run of bad luck - sheesh! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> (vent mode on) <BR> <BR> Small pay today - $#!@# the concept of unpaid t... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 06:40:42 EST Thursday....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842544 Signed up for the 30-day Small Steps (?) Challenge - felt like it would be a good thing to do (I'm not really a big fan of challenges, but I have done a few)............. <BR> <BR> Went to bed before midnight after falling asleep on the couch - and then YIKES! Stupid drunken neighbors making nasty noise with gawd-knows-what kind of thing.........almost sounded like a bazooka or something similar........and then the $#!@#@ DROVE down the street making similar nasty noise! If I weren't sure ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:07:07 EST I will NOT "celebrate"! I WILL, however, move forward, work hard and persevere! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841692 Due to my view on "holidays", I will NOT acknowledge today or tomorrow as special (don't ask) - however, with all that being said, I will be contemplating a strategy to get back on track for the new year (I conceded my failures during this past "h*lliday" season so I can get past that and move forward)..........I have NO plans for the evening - in fact I'll probably turn in early, as I have the past few years now (I REALLY don't care to see the new year in - no appeal for me whatsoever)! <BR>... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:10:34 EST Still plugging away....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841009 Another good workout without issues! Good to know that I was able to get a handle on the dizziness problem on my own - can't have doctor visits in my life right now (*PLEEEEEASE* DON'T ASK!) <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:02:44 EST Seem to be in the clear now....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840308 ......but I'll keep my triggering points in mind (sinus and clogged ears) going forward ....... dizzy spells are NOT fun, but at least these can be self-treated and controlled, and I'm *very* grateful for that! <BR> <BR> Another shortened work week (meaning low pay - BOOOOOO!) - but a major bill has *finally* been paid in full, so now some saving can begin anew, and hopefully the slack period will be survivable........however, because of this unfortunate situation, once again I will TURN MY ... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:06:26 EST Another theory emerges........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839710 Had mild discomfort again yesterday - had to stop the floor exercises again........I will now look into having my ears cleaned (I tend to develop a *lot* of wax, so this may be an issue with the balance and semi-dizzy feeling - was milder yesterday than on Xmax Day, but I was still not 100% myself)...........so today will be another inactive day - I do feel positive that the return to the work week will go well........these things just take some time to clear up........ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:14:04 EST Feeling better (hopefully)........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839135 Did well with the extended workout yesterday - NO dizziness issues whatsoever (even got out of the house to do some needed lessons - felt darned good to actually be able to drive - and comfortably)! <BR> <BR> Just goes to show how important it is NOT to take health for granted! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Felt a twinge of something this morning, though - again, there's a very stuffed feeling in the nose, and some dry month, so I'll continue to treat the sinus on an OTC basis and make sure... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:31:54 EST Not AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838630 ANOTHER dizzy spell while doing floor exercises! Cleared up in about an hour or two, but still - WTH! Suspect my sinuses were a bit more clogged up than I suspected, and looking back on it, perhaps I didn't consume as much H2O as I regularly would have - $#!@# "h**lidays* and routine changes - all for the birds as far as I'm concerned! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Feeling OK right now but I'm watching myself like a hawk, for sure! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I hope all celebratin... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:48:00 EST Am keeping as close to a normal routine as possible........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838231 ........for me, this is key to my keeping grounded, focused and somewhat sane....... <BR> <BR> I have fallen off of my eating plans quite a bit, and I suspected I would be at great risk for doing so due to family stress - the one good thing that came about yesterday was that I had a good, calm, rational, "air-clearing" chat with someone who directly contributed to a very stressful day last week..........it appears to have helped, at least somewhat.........there will need to be monitoring on ... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:52:42 EST Bleh :( ....... meh :( ........ *bah humbug*! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837774 MUST treat this day as any other day, in order to save what's left of my sanity........'nuff said........ <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:16:33 EST Resentment is settling in....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837119 ,,,,,,,and it's showing in my eating, once again.......... <BR> <BR> Think it'll be in my best interest to put the Sparkin' aside somewhat until Jan. 2.......I am just so NOT feelin' in this $#!@# "season"..........all I want is for this time to pass quickly...........the only good thing is that things are quiet where I spend my daylight hours (and right now, as well - as long as nobody else is up and about whose presence I have to *endure*)......... <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Yeah... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:33:14 EST Scrooge.......Grinch.......Meet RASPBERRY56! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836630 Sooooo - I see we meet again on yet another *miserable* holiday season - can't say I'm a *fan* of your "work", but apparently I have met with you once more.........yet *another* horrific pre-holiday weekend - a truly miserably one from start to finish! <BR> <BR> But you did NOT win - at least not yesterday! You see, I put the kibosh on a trip......there was NO way I was going to risk a car wreck just to take part in a "flash mob"........ <BR> <BR> Of course, now I have to deal with the reg... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:25:50 EST LOUSY weekend so far....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836196 Got blindsided nastily on Friday - of course, now that it looked like the work issue had been resolved and appears to be in a good stable state, I CANNOT ENJOY THAT due to this other issue....... $#!#!#@% <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>234</em> <em>28</em> (to the NTH degree!) <BR> <BR> By the time I got home Friday my body felt like it was under assault - for a time there it was hard to tell if the symptoms were cold-like or not (I got a flu shot recently, and I really didn't feel "fl... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:27:49 EST At long last - FRIDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835228 I'm really hoping that the work issues will resolve themselves - did a "working lunch" to get a fix in so I can get the output disseminated to the end users........now it's a waiting period to see if this permanently fixes the issue.......sigh......... <BR> <BR> Thankfully, I don't need to pack a lunch - however, the venue is a bit strange (somehow I can't see how such an event could be held at essentially an *arcade*, when the company has a solid semi-conservative image - guess the area I'... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:21:20 EST Back to business - well, *almost*.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834736 Turns out the issue was the power adapter going kablooey - causing the battery to drain down.........a simple trip to Staples did the trick! I SOOOOOO did NOT want to buy a new laptop! I should be able to include this in the credit card payoff if I play my cards right this month, too! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Now if I can only get solid resolution on some technical issues that are making the job painfully frustrating........ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:48:35 EST $#!#% http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834260 $#!@# laptop *shut down* and downright *died* in the middle of Sparkin' yesterday morning - what a pain in the seat! Am using an alternate and have a local place I'll drop it off with today - but the impact on my routine has been horrifying - can NOT get a good rhythm going with the way I have to do things..........of course, this is Murphy's Law at it's *absolute worst* - credit card *would have been TOTALLY paid off* with this cycle! <BR> <BR> I'm convinced that there is a force *out to g... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:37:41 EST I wish I were alone right now...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833701 For all intents and purposes that's just how I feel.........I truly *envy* those who have NO family.........anyone who tells you just how "wonderful" family is, well, you're gonna have to be an *INCREDIBLE* actor to convince me of that right now! (DON"T ask!) <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:05:03 EST I've had ENOUGH :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833183 My approach to points will change, starting now - I will avoid as many of the point opportunities as I can (it's just NOT. WORTH. THE. STRESS!)............. <BR> <BR> Skipped the evening event last night - while the day's events went well, the long drive back and forth left my body very stiff and tense - just couldn't relax well enough before having to deal with another outing - to "seal the deal" on my decision, this event involved certain strictness in management that would have potentiall... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:24:17 EST The middle of the weekend..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832672 Other than a mild tummyache and leg discomfort, the day went well - got things done and got needed rest.......I turned down an event that I really wouldn't have much enjoyed - I just wish that someone else wouldn't have asked me about it a *second time* after I demurred about the issue *TWICE previously* - why am I NOT understood the FIRST TIME I make my statement and my point CRYSTAL CLEAR? <BR> <BR> Sheesh! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Will get my workout in soon so I can get a n... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:06:20 EST Another weekend begins...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832304 Got up later than usual, which will result in a later workout, but that's fine - totally doable......... <BR> <BR> Have a quick event to attend, and then some shopping/errands - no big deal - but now I've been blindsided by a requirement that is gonna drive me *absolutely bat crazy* to handle........where is a notary public that works *after regular work hours* or on weekends when you NEED one? ALMOST makes me wish I was *unemployed* - at least *then* I'd be able to research and make trips a... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:04:47 EST Friday........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831739 Starting VERY badly due to an extreme dearth of points - I mean REALLY, now, SP? Why even bother with this feature at this point? Stinginess is NOT a desirable trait - and could turn people away from the site.........perhaps the entire concept of points should be revisited at this point - after all, if it's NOT a good incentive, why waste energy in this manner! <BR> <BR> Sigh - I guess I should be grateful that it's not *money*....... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Soooooo now I'm ... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:43 EST WOO-HOO! About *time* things started to turn around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831180 Preliminary/obligatory vent mode on) <BR> <BR> GRRRRRRR! That "no html" message made me LOSE EVERYTHING I previously typed - STARTING FROM SCRATCH at 4:30AM IS. NOT. A. GOOD. IDEA! Please, fates, DON'T tell me that today will undo everything pleasant from yesterday - PLEEEEEEEZE! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> (vent mode off) <BR> <BR> Had a good, smooth, productive and downright *pleasant* day! Details as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) Productive, successful work day - despite getting i... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:40:19 EST The "bad patch" continues - even to *this moment*! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830643 Started the day with a bizarre car issue - thankfully that was quickly resolved with no muss or fuss - and totally for FREE! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> (vent mode ON!) <BR> <BR> However: had yet ANOTHER stressed work day - one troublesome issue went smoothly yesterday, only to be replaced with another equally irritating situation - had to make do *without* that section which personally did NOT please me, and to make matters worse, the resulting "comedy of errors" resulted in an ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:58:32 EST Rearing it's ugly head....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830068 The perfectionism demon (along with anxiety and stress) - downer of a day yesterday, resulting in poor eating habits (R#!#@ that SPOUSE for his bad shopping trip - that sure didn't help things either)! <BR> <BR> GRRRRRRRRR! Is there ANY hope to get back on track at this point? <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> (vent mode off.......) Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:32:50 EST