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/ "Hammered" again :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887896 .....no, no - NOT booze - but that $#!@#@ "Thor" fella - sheesh! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Can't WAIT until I get back to the usual routines - as much as having the WFH option has been beneficial, the fact of the matter is that a regular office routine works a bit better for a few reasons (quicker network speeds, occasional face-to-face interaction which can be helpful)...........sigh...........got about 9" of the white garbage, but it was light and fluffy so clearing wasn't as m... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 05:11:41 EST NOTHING kills the ol' mood and "spirit"....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887278 ........or what may be called "spirit" (don't ask) - like waking up to learn your state is under a "STATE OF EMERGENCY"! <BR> <BR> Sheesh! <BR> <BR> AAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> (to the nth degree!) Thu, 5 Mar 2015 04:52:53 EST NOOOOOO! NOT AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886691 <em>216</em> <em>444</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:01:38 EST Disheartened...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886016 Had a bit of a shocking "reality check" yesterday - hopefully this will be smoothed over as best as possible on my end ........ even though I was briefly assured, I still have a sense of discomfort (there was another "parallel" issue that also has me wondering about things).........needless to say, I took my frustration out on - sigh - food - once again (and yep, not the good-quality kind, either)......... <BR> <BR> When am I gonna catch a break around here, eh? <BR> <BR> Sheesh! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:54:27 EST ENOUGH. BAD. WEATHER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885253 'Nuff said! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:05:04 EST Mixed bag of a weekend so far........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884088 Up and at 'em nice and early - have a lot to do, so getting things out of the way is key! <BR> <BR> Family member (for now) is stating that the annoying health issue is apparently starting to "turn the corner", so to speak - this is HUGE, since the constant crabbing about it was starting to stress me out - and I DO. NOT. NEED. STRESS. NOW! <BR> <BR> Sheesh! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm still watching this one like a hawk, though....... <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Got news about... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:27:29 EST Friday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883504 .......and about time, too! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> At long last, the battered vehicle has returned home....... <BR> <BR> Have a full social calendar (it's been a while since this phenomena has occurred) - and some events have food involved, so I gotta take care....... <BR> <BR> Last bit of a "financial squeeze" from overcoming tax payments and shorter pay weeks - come on now, world - this MUST CHANGE! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> At least one of the weekend days is... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:33:10 EST Climbed the hump (day) fairly successfly.......then got hit in the gut by STRESS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882879 FINALLY got the long-delayed conference call out of the way - and NAILED IT, in essence! Other party seemed to understand what I prepared - will see how things go for me goin' forward......... <BR> <BR> DD threw me a curve last night by making a request that I wasn't particularly relishing performing - I did so VERY RELUCTANTLY - this request involved some sadness and a meal, and I wasn't even particularly hungry, to say nothing of the fact that after the call, and the incredible release of... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:10:27 EST Still dealing with tech "glitches"....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882243 This one, while not critical, is annoying nevertheless - one of my other fave sites had an "ooopsie" this morning .......... seems to have - get this, now! - *lost my total point accumulation" (yeah, yeah, I know - what's up with Raspberry and points, eh?)...........soooooo, I sent an email to the customer info group and will await a response, and until then I'll avoid use of the site (hopefully it's one of those freak outages or something like that, and also, hopefully, a situation where the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:58:21 EST AAAAAAAAGH! GRRRRRRR! :( :( :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881566 Needless to say, after a hellacious experience trying to deal with yet ANOTHER technical problem (4o-45 minutes or so) to get a badly needed problem resolved, the cookie demon took over ....... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> This morning, as an added insult, I was woken up at 2:30AM by an Amber Alert phone message........at that point, I just couldn't take any more....... <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> It wasn't even for a nearby area - the next state over, as a matter of fact ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:59:50 EST Monday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880935 Did an unofficial weigh-in - looks like I might have lost a pound (I won't re-weigh in on an official basis until I get back to what I last posted - about 4 more pounds should do it)! <BR> <BR> Wasn't perfect on the eating yesterday (had a few cookies), but got a bit of sovely now shoveling done along with the usual extended weekend workouts....... <BR> <BR> Lovely temps yesterday <em>104</em> - however, couldn't totally take advantage of them in terms of walking - since I had to move a ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:47:48 EST Mid-weekend review....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880355 Family member doing fairly well - has a post-stay regimen of meds to work with for a while.........is getting back to the ol' cranky routine, griping about politics and the like......yep, back to "normal", as it were......... <BR> <BR> Got some groceries before this latest snow hit - this morning there's a bit of a "crunch" on top of the snow (only about an inch or snow) - hopefully there should be no trouble getting out in the morning............... <BR> <BR> Nice point accumulation so fa... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:35:08 EST Sheesh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879922 Day ended well (nice get-together, release of family member from hospital, good evaluation meeting for another family member) - but today was a bit of "another story" - a very bizarre (and embarrassing) incident occurred in the morning that I can't for the life of me figure out WHY it happened (it's so bizarre and embarrassing that I won't go into details)..........and afterwards I take flak for the thing in the way of comments questioning what I might have done - EXCUSE YOU, BUNKY? Question... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:32:18 EST Still struggling and a bit uneasy....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879166 Ate pretty well yesterday, and as it turned out due to choices I made previously, the remainder of my "free leftovers" turned out to be a full-on veggie selection - and I was surprisingly OK with - felt good after eating that, and I recall feeling light and relaxed through the afternoon (which was, sadly, another exercise in frustration as I STILL could n't get a consultation to happen due to tech glitches and sudden inavailability of consultees)........sheesh! <BR> <BR> Due to a semi-late e... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:01:45 EST Some turnarounds :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878516 Got good news on two (actually, more like *three*) fronts - what a relief! Still have to deal with some issues, not the least of which is a computer conversion at work - I do NOT need any trouble there, so let's cross those ol' fingers! <BR> <BR> Even though I don't officially "do" Lent, I figured this year, as I have done before, I'd take this season to try to restart my efforts to improve my eating (an issue that has dogged my steps for a long time), and interestingly enough, despite all ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:40:04 EST I. DO. NOT. KNOW. HOW. I. *SURVIVED*. THIS. DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877850 This post is a bit on the long and rambling side, so read at your own risk .......... <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I would like to take yesterday back to the manufacturer for a full refund under any "lemon law" available - reasons being: <BR> <BR> * Addressing an emergency situation (HAD to do so - weather was a key factor)..... <BR> <BR> * Continuing issue with ailing family member (didn't speak much with him yesterday - and for me, that was a *good* thing) - he kept in touch wit... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:17 EST I. DO. NOT. KNOW. HOW. I. *SURVIVED*. THIS. DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877849 This post is a bit on the long and rambling side, so read at your own risk .......... <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I would like to take yesterday back to the manufacturer for a full refund under any "lemon law" available - reasons being: <BR> <BR> * Addressing an emergency situation (HAD to do so - weather was a key factor)..... <BR> <BR> * Continuing issue with ailing family member (didn't speak much with him yesterday - and for me, that was a *good* thing) - he kept in touch wit... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:11 EST HORRORS continue :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877177 Have a heating situation that needs to be addressed :( :( :( <BR> <BR> S N O W AGAIN! :( :( :( :( <BR> <BR> (Disclaimer: Yeah, yeah, I know, I know - I'm not getting an ice storm, I'm NOT in Boston, yada yada yada.........just need to vent, though...........$#!@# good thing I made the call to grab the computer from the office yesterday - NO WAY will I set foot in a vehicle today! There will be NO hospital visit (at least by me, anyhow), but I can be around to respond to calls as needed - ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:50:08 EST HORRIBLE end to the week :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876687 * Spouse in hospital for cough issues....... <BR> <BR> * Sudden need to change work plans due to $#!@# weather.......... <BR> <BR> I. <BR> DO. <BR> NOT. <BR> NEED. <BR> THIS. <BR> STRESS! <BR> <BR> Seems like almost to the minute that I start to work on the stress, I get piled on almost IMMEDIATELY! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> So much for a calm "day off"........... <em>198</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:44:54 EST Mid-weekend review....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875990 Yesterday was quiet and low-key, which is fine by me as usual..........got a quick errand in before "hunkering down" for the weather - so far it's not a big snow event, but those temps are gonna kick in *big time* - and that's NOT a good thing! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> This morning the wind AND ANOTHER PERSON conspired to wake me........I'm NOT in a good place over this, let me tell ya! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Watch out for that weather, folks - take care and stay... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:01:21 EST Bummer of a weekend ahead....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875601 (vent mode ON) <BR> <BR> AHEM - I don't care much for this "no HTML" dictate when the carat is a LEGITIMATE character to use! LOST EVERYTHING OVER THIS - NOT NICE! <BR> <BR> (vent mode off) <BR> <BR> Now that I have to REDO everything, I'm sure this blog will be poorer quality than originally written.......... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Getting a few errands (computer and non-computer) done - will also, sadly, have to go out in this gawdforsaken cold to handle another errand ... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:34:50 EST UNHAPPY CAMPER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874260 Thought I'd watch a fave show as part of my morning routine ALONE - but NOOOOOOOO...........someone decides to get up, do their thing and TRY TO ENGAGE WITH ME WHEN I'M KNEE-DEEP IN DOING MY OWN $#!@# THING! I KNOW this person would not "get" the program I intended to watch so I, sadly, gave up on that and watched something LESS SATISFYING instead! <BR> <BR> I! <BR> AM! <BR> LIVID! <BR> <BR> I ALSO ENVY SINGLE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW! <BR> <BR> AAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHH! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 04:53:24 EST Blah....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873602 Not too much to say here..........viewing was well attended (the young man had a heart and soul at least *twice* his size) - the service was actually delayed by about 15 minutes to allow everyone to maneuver the reception line...........there will be a memorial service in about a month..........DD is handling it well so far, but I'll be watching her closely (they were very close, dear friends for a very long time)........ <BR> <BR> Have another evening out planned - don't know how I'll handl... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:32:23 EST Ice is NOT nice! :( :( :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872943 While many folks are dealing with yet another Snowzilla, I have a bit of an "Icezilla" going on - and it's scary! Having to move about gingerly when one has no mobility issues normally can give one significant pause - and not just in moving, either! <BR> <BR> This truly makes one painfully aware of how important it is NOT to take things for granted - another hard lesson learned compliments of Mother Nature! <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> At least my greatest fear was NOT realized - ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:36:31 EST Mixed bag again........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872234 Nice family meal yesterday - things seem calmer for now (and I'll happily take that)........ <BR> <BR> Reluctantly decided to go to a dance event last night (believe you me, I was *very, VERY skeptical* about doing so ......... gave spouse several opportunities to bail, since he has some health issues - but he insisted that he wanted to give it a shot..........things went well for the most part (and the weather held up, too - YEAH!)...........however, I seem to have developed a bit of a wonk... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 04:32:03 EST Never a dull moment - when it comes to dealings with people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871703 Had a full-on, though mild, family chat regarding certain behaviors - while there was some defensiveness, the reactions could have been worse than they were...........this talk NEEDED to take place - can't have more than one depressed person in a household and it's all I can do to avoid joining that undesirable team at this point...........time will tell if anything that was said will make a bit of difference........ <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Got some stunningly sad news yesterda... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:21:27 EST More things I can't stand........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871043 (vent mode on) <BR> <BR> Actually, "more" as in "more of the SAME C**P"....... <BR> <BR> * continually stingy point allotments <BR> <BR> * continually nasty weather (or threats of same) <BR> <BR> * NASTY people (this one may make me RETHINK working from home :( :( :( ) <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> I swear, it's like the movie "Groundhog Day" - only with NASTY stuff going on :( :( :( <BR> <BR> (vent mode off - for now) Sat, 7 Feb 2015 04:30:36 EST OUCH! :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870457 Taxes paid - 'nuff said on that! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> And *now* - MORE SNOW and such? Sheesh! What is this, now - the "new normal" for Mondays? <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> At least now I can work from home - what a blessed relief *that* is! <BR> <BR> Nothing new or earth-shattering to report (just annoying)..........enjoy your Friday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 04:22:55 EST Getting through...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869799 Got my concerns addressed via email - which was just as well, since I did NOT get to have the house to myself, which would have made phone chats more comfortable - not because of any privacy concerns, or any other issues, really - just a preference to be alone when talking.........have no real idea how I developed that....... <BR> <BR> NO snow overnight that was predicted - and the temps were not all that bone-chilling, even at 4AM (when I decided to put my lunch out in the car ahead of tim... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 04:55:18 EST Relief - but now another cause for anxiety :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869114 Did go in yesterday morning - no significant ice issues, but there were a few dodgy spots that were, thankfully, easily avoided......... <BR> <BR> FINALLY got the damaged vehicle dropped off for repairs (this was postponed TWICE due to $#!@# ICE) - how ironic since ICE was the cause of the damage in the FIRST PLACE! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> DD has an appointment for work assistance - this REALLY needs to go well! <BR> <BR> (SP - there should be a "crossed fingers" icon!) <BR> ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 04:15:57 EST Not sure just what to do......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868365 Talk is that there is "horrific icing" goin' on...........there was a face-to-face meeting rescheduled for today..........as great as it was being able to work from home yesterday, I'm not sure I can quite justify a second day as long as the weather has cleared........what a dilemma! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Maybe by the time I set to head out my mind will be clearer and more confident to make a decision - sheesh, I *hate it* when this kind of thing happens! <BR> <BR> <em>24<... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 03:32:44 EST Let's see how this goes, eh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867613 About an inch of wet snow so far - and there appears to be a sleety/rainy mix right now........not all that biting cold, but still - it looks like doin' the work thing at home will be the way to go........soooooooo - let's see how that goes! <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> I won't have those mid-morning snack issues that I have faced (and failed at) in the office- however, there are things I have to watch out for *here*........sigh....... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> And *hop... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 04:50:11 EST Weekend report....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866925 Good extended workout, a refreshing (though longer than usual) mid-day nap, and a bit of decluttering/cleanup work - didn't bother to leave the house, which was fine since there were no plans nor errands that needed to be done...... <BR> <BR> Today is another matter, though - have a food pickup and an additional errand to run, followed by an afternoon social event ...... thankfully the forecast will be to have Linus's work miss the event - and since I am now prepared for working at home, ol'... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:17:48 EST Linus? Really? *Seriously*, dude? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1535252252.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So *you're* the one who's gonna wreak more havoc on people this weekend, eh? *Really?* *Seriously?* You're goin' around with a blanket semi-permanently attached to you..........did someone give ya grief about givin' that sucker up? Eh? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Heh, heh - *this time* I'll be ready for ya! <BR> <BR> Got all the equip I need to *work - from - home*! Glory hallelujah! Also got my ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:09:16 EST Dusting of snow overnight....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865669 ......I think I can tolerate that....... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Awaiting the equipment I need to be able to work remotely - can't wait to get *that* started! There's talk of some more bad weather soon, but it's too early yet to tell wrt impact, but I've read reports of New England getting more grief.........yikes! <BR> <BR> That's it for here - not much more to say than the usual........enjoy your Friday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:47:31 EST 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