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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:03:42 EST *Think* I'm gonna try...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970080 ......to take it easier today (due to the significant number of contacts I received yesterday - that's not usually the case on Fridays in my work search history - what a surprise!).........of course, I've said that before and then went ahead and did the "full on" activity thing despite myself (force of habit, I guess, if nothing else).........there's a networking group meeting today that I'm on the fence on attending since it's a bit of a trip (and an unwieldy one too, directions-wise........... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 04:52:32 EST Another fairly empowering day....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969546 Not so much on the health/weight loss/wellness issue, but more of a personal finance issue...... <BR> <BR> After months - heck, *years* - of constant whining/complaining (from others) and procrastinating, the "bullet" was finally "bitten", and the expiring cellphone contract has been terminated..........hopefully this replacement deal will work out better in the long haul.........and with the loud complainer returning to a NON-"smartphone", I'm just hoping I won't have to be hearing another... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:46:35 EST Quiet morning......rough night last night, though :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969006 A request to change end-of-day routine ended up biting my you-know-what BIG TIME - causing MAJOR stress last evening - thankfully I didn't overindulge, food-wise - but the stress was NOT what I needed since we're having heat-wave conditions and the sweat was quite uncomfortable.........sheesh! Guess that's what happens when you help someone out anymore - "no good deed goes unpunished"! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Hopefully today I can start to refocus on... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:01:43 EST Concerned....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968421 I've come to become highly dependent on having good momentum continue.......and right now I suspect this is going to stop - AGAIN - and BIG TIME.........just have this feeling, and it's NOT good for the daily mood........... <BR> <BR> (vent mode on) <BR> <BR> These swings are WORSE tham PMS - WORSE than menopause - and they're NOT the kinds of issues one wants to throw pills at - the only solution is RESOLUTION OF THE ISSUE TO ONE'S OWN PERSONAL SATISFACTION! <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR>... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:49:39 EST A powerful day........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967790 .......ending with the spotting of a *rainbow* while driving home from the end of a very, *very* long day...... <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> = <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Nothing like an empowering, enlightening and informational day (with good momentun from the start) to keep the ol' "spirits" going (or what is left of them, anyhow)...... <BR> <BR> Grabbed an opportunity that was offered at yesterday's network meeting.........why not? I do that kind of work in another capacity for another g... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:26:03 EST Forcing oneself to "get out there"........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967220 I was concerned about doing this yesterday, but I did force myself........not so much for myself, but for someone else's mood..........I don't think it helped the person that much as he didn't totally engage - but on the other hand, communications were civil and calm amongst the fam during the day, so I'll take that...... <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Ate fairly well (i.e., didn't overdo it for a change)....... <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> The piece de resistance was a nice summer frui... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:05:43 EST Crossing fingers *again*...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966705 Second straight morning of reasonably good computer behavior...... <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> (FYI - in case anyone reading my recent computer-related vents ....... someone recently responded and brought up the issue of viruses.........I do have a good anti-virus program going and try to run it as much as possible.......in fact, a scan just completed about an hour ago, and all's good!) <BR> <BR> Am crossing fingers for weather since there's a pool event today........right now I'm on the fen... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 05:26:46 EST SMH....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966280 Computer is working relatively well this morning (of course it's only 5:40AM, so the day is *very* young, but still..........I'll take it for what it's worth).........SMH! <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Bracing myself for the next round of unpleasant tasks - still miffed over the lack of prospects this past week...........did get an outdoor walk in yesterday - and with the upcoming hotter weather predicted, I guess it's probably a good thing I did so, even though, honestly, I had to f... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:44:04 EST Really, now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965846 Computer problems AGAIN! Does it EVER end? Now I had to deal with the keyboard simply NOT RESPONDING AT ALL for several minutes flat.........after a number of reboots (at least 4 this morning), things seem better........but STILL - this is not acceptable since I am totally reliant on this laptop to WORK so I can GET WORK! <BR> <BR> At least I had the presence of mind to back up my most important files to TWO (yep - not one, but TWO) flash drives.......better safe than sorry! <BR> <BR> No ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:14:57 EST Another "crash and burn" kind of day........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965513 Headache, heartburn, low mood - "triple crown" of misery for the day....... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:33:12 EST Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964767 Am watching local news - there's a *major* warehouse fire not all that far away from me (thankfully not all that *close*, either)...........makes one think (again) just how quickly things can change in the blink of an eye....... <BR> <BR> DD has an appointment (I'm crossing fingers that this works out well for her as she *also* needs work)........... <BR> <BR> Still irritated with the lack of prospect or activity this week - I do NOT care if it's summer........ NO EXCUSE! Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:50:28 EST Still miserable..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964377 No leads/bites/contacts/messages.........noth<BR>ing new coming up - no plans for the week that give hope.........All hope is lost........ <em>28</em> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:23:15 EST MISERABLE day :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963931 Another bad day with the computer...... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> No bites and no significant plans for the week - that kind of $#!@# just drives me NUTS! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Well, actually, there *was* one event - and it was absolute social and physical MISERY for yours truly - I swear that should have been CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT! There were advisories posted for the day (and for tomorrow, too, sadly) - what a miserable condition for a get-together! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:20:02 EST I consider myself *very fortunate*....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963070 .......to have stayed at the same weight as when I reset myself last week...........have figured out what a major issue was, so I can take steps to improve, though they might be drastic - I cannot deal with sweets for now (except for perhaps some fresh fruit or yogurt, and an occasional flavored oatmeal)...........ramping up the water would probably help, too (now there's talk of a big heat issue the next two days or so, so that should be easy to work in to the routine)........... <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:27:22 EST Sigh...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962729 STILL struggling..........whatever happened to my strong start a week ago? <em>198</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:53:25 EST Exhausted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962374 Made sure I stayed away from home most of the day - angry over lack of sleep (CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE - and I got stubborn and REFUSED to take any sleep aid - keep in mind that I'M NOT THE ONE WHO'S SICK!).........GRRRRRRRR! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:50:29 EST :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961800 Still struggling........nothing more to add here...... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:02:00 EST $#!@# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961100 I'm *this close* to doing this today! $#!@#! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c69ac79-c100-4da6-a2b3-eec3ebb7d442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And now for something completely different - got an email that totally blindsided me........someone in one of my networking offshoot groups invited me to a - get this - *Bible study*! Apparently this person felt me to be of an open mind - and yes, I can say that's true in many ways...........however, I do keep my "spiritual damage" to... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:41:13 EST Maybe I *CAN'T* do this after all........ :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960502 ANOTHER "stumble"........ maybe this is NOT possible for me now......can't figure out WHY I did this.......WTH? <em>198</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:22:28 EST Moderate relapse...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959914 .......with the food, again ($#!@#!^) - but I did get a good bit of a walking workout while I attended the hobby event (essentially, a flea market for hobbyists)..........no emotional triggers of any significance were bogging me down at that particular point, so I'm a bit puzzled as to why I didn't behave as well as I would have preferred..... <BR> <BR> I have a mid-afternoon and evening event (with some food involved) that I need to be mindful of - I think I should be able to deal well (jus... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:07:37 EST Survived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959404 No, I wasn't perfect (I had a handful of potato chips - why, I'll never understand......I'm really *not* a big chip fan) - but I did well overall with eating at the picnic - and I avoided *all* sweets (including what looked to be an awesome choco cake with peanut butter icing)..........did have a small portion of fresh fruit.........stuck to water as I always do (stopped with the soda thing many, *many* years ago!)...........only thing I mildly regretted was that I had to trim back my workout... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:45:58 EST And the resurgence of challenge begins...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958915 Had a few cookies last evening - remaining attempt at a "dinner" was very slim.........nutritionally not ideal, but I wasn't overeating, either - will give this day a B-/C+, I guess...... <BR> <BR> Reset *all* my Spark stats, so this is the *official* "real deal" now! <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Have a big picnic ahead of me today, so I'll have to be judicious in my choices - since I'll be heading out soon (it's a bit of a drive), I'll have to do a "mini-workout" instead of the "big push" I ... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:49:38 EST On restarting....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958712 Not perfect, but things are going reasonably well - got a lot of exercise in, along with the positive distraction of meetings.........ate conservatively, but I will need to watch the end of the day for potential pitfalls, and there are some upcoming events involving food that will need to be handled with care........ <BR> <BR> Not much more to say for now...... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:49:54 EST Restarting the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958088 ....MUST do this now despite being in a poor life place.........a lot of work has been undone on this version of my journey due to the unrelenting stress I'm enduring.........sooooooo - this begins AGAIN, and right NOW! <BR> <BR> Will reset my stats and update the ol' SparkPage shortly..........it's been a busy day already, though, with a lot of varying activities getting attention.........but it will be done, because it MUST! Too much is at stake for me NOT to do this now! Thu, 9 Jul 2015 12:08:20 EST Still in a poor place...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957561 .......and STILL *this* close to leaving (and I won't even get *starting* on the poor eating - it's simply *off the rails* now)...........but I (despite myself) joined the Balanced Life challenge (yeah, good luck on that while looking for work!) - I'm skeptical but, for some strange reason, felt compelled to check it out this morning...... <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:49:31 EST Nothing to say but...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955237 <em>39</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 06:01:59 EST LOUSY week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954775 Very little meaningful contact this week - no hope to be had here....... <BR> <BR> I HATE summer - and HATE "holidays" - seems nothing can get done when needed during this time of the year - and there's NO VALID REASON for things to shutdown! <BR> <BR> I DON'T CARE about anyone's time off - WHAT THE $#!@# ABOUT MINE, EH? <BR> <BR> BEING AT HOME $#!@#!S! <BR> <BR> THIS is NOT A VACATION FOR YOURS TRULY - THIS is H*LL ON EARTH <BR> <BR> NO WONDER I'm not eating well - comfort food is LITER... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:49:23 EST Page makeover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954333 - to fit my (lack of) spirit.......if I can't *work*, might as well just get real..........'nuff said.......... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:39:04 EST Starting to seriously lose hope....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953711 'nuff said....... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 06:36:32 EST OK - that's IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953153 More teams have been jettisoned - the ones remaining are on "notice" - stingy points are *not* OK! <BR> <BR> That'll teach ya to mess with the unemployed, Karma! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I'm stopping the Sparkin' for the day - not in a good place and am NOT. FEELIN'. IT! <BR> <BR> No good plans and no ideas on how to deal - so I'm turnin' my back on life for the day........ENOUGH! (Sigh - it's not even 6AM and the suckiness quota for the day is off the charts!) <BR> <BR> <... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:52:22 EST New week....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952544 Checked my calendar - bad news: no significant employment-related meetings (so far) <em>39</em> ...... good news: no significant social issues to deal with (or, obviously turn down)........ <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Had a modest breakfast, including some fresh fruit (haven't been all that good about that, and now I have a bit in the house since the returning campers brought some nice oranges and golden apples to choose from)..........packed a satisfying lunch to hold me over between toda... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:51:40 EST "Plan of attack" for today - and going forward........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952100 I probably ate a bit more than I needed to yesterday, but there are no more "triggering" foods in the house, so on that ground the overall quality of my eating was somewhat better - will need to improve a bit, though - so that's one plan....... <BR> <BR> Had some heavy rain which caused me to decide to skip one event, and I was OK with that - and I slept MUCH better last night! So cool overnight - can't believe it's almost *July* already! Wish I could bottle the temps yesterday to save for... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:28:29 EST OK! This downward spiral STOPS! NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951629 TODAY: I will be more vigilant about what I eat! This week started well, but the ongoing life stress blew that out of the water - the amount and poor quality of inappropriate food I consumed was nothing short of scarily obscene!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> THIS. <BR> DOWNWARD. <BR> SPIRAL. <BR> STOPS!!!!!! <BR> <BR> N O W!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Sweets will be severely cut down with very few exceptions - I should be able to handle this general guideline, though the weekend will... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:11:06 EST :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951168 :( - just another blog for points (since this has been a stingy day I'll take whatever I can get)...... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:48:58 EST NOOOOOOOOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950701 Feeling crummy AGAIN - in more ways than one! <BR> <BR> Can't even enjoy life because <BR> I'M! <BR> AT! <BR> HOME! <BR> <BR> %#!#!#@ <BR> <BR> (Don't get too used to this page - it's likely to darken up again.......) Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:51:26 EST The "Hump Day" Report........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950332 Slept *much* better last night .......... not sure I'll really totally figure why I had such a bad time the previous night (guess it'll be yet another "mystery for the ages")....... <BR> <BR> Still crossing fingers on a few issues..........and enjoying the time to myself to get things done........ <BR> <BR> Enjoy the rest of your "hump day", Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:23:05 EST $#!# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949556 BEEN UP SINCE *M I D N I G H T*!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> $#!@#!^*!&& <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Can't get back to sleep no matter what, sooooooo - I'm Sparkin' and doing my usual computer routines - got contacts from the offsite folks.......they apparently got to their destination OK, and I'm glad for that, but I'd prefer to hear other things (of a good nature) that I'm HIGHLY stressing over now.........probably the reason I'm up....... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> $#!#!# Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:36:56 EST And awaaaaaay we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948987 Looks like this dizzy spell has finally cleared - I am, however, checking my ears and clearing wax (I tend to develop a lot of that stuff) - between that and the sinus issue, it's no wonder I've suffered a bit..........however, yesterday I was able to get my *full* extended workout done with NO issues! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Now - today, and the upcoming week..........sigh.........meh........ <BR> <BR> I have anxiety about some issues, and I know t... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:04:37 EST OK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948500 Yesterday's early activity went well - sinuses were well-behaved (save the brief rest in the vehicle to allow the OTC meds to kick in nicely) - I was high-functioning and in a calm, neutral mood (which, for me, is a mighty fine thing!)........... <BR> <BR> Looks to be a very wet day ahead (thanks to TS Bill and his remnants) - thankfully, there are no plans so I can take it relatively easy........eyes are a bit itchy, though, so I'm not quite out of the woods, allergy-wise...... <BR> <BR> E... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:02:14 EST Crossing fingers...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948309 ......on a number of fronts - won't give out too much detail as I don't want to jinx things (I'm normally not superstitious, but in this I think I'll lay low on the sharin')........ <BR> <BR> We could be in for some flooding rain tomorrow - but we could probably use it as well....... <BR> <BR> Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:48:52 EST Another busy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947860 Soooooo - now I'll kick back for a bit! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to have the house to myself next week (that is a benefit that more than makes up for any drawbacks)! <BR> <BR> Had a late end to the sparkin' today - needed to rest a bit before resuming (sinus is still acting up)....... <BR> <BR> TTFN! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:19:26 EST EXTREME ups and downs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947009 Got rejected on two fronts - but the *non-job related* turndown was what REALLY hurt, since this was for something that I strongly believe in doing, and have done for *many* years........looks like I'll be keeping THAT specialty TO MYSELF for a $#!@#uva LONG TIME - that'll show ya, judgmental world! This was TOTALLY STUPID since I FELT FINE and have been accepted at OTHER PLACES WITH NO PROBLEM! <BR> <BR> At this point I felt like such a $#!@# COMPLEET AND TOTAL LOSER! A POX on that place ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:41:11 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946454 Got a fair amount of work done - had an interesting meeting re: DD and her vocational support project........nothing earth-shattering in a negative sense (the one area that didn't test well was not a surprise to me as she did express some discomfort with one person she worked with, which I suspect played into the performance issues)..........next step will be determined in about two weeks....... <BR> <BR> Am preparing for a special activity tomorrow - and am trying to deal with a message I r... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:05:40 EST Another week begins..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945367 Am *trying* to watch the eating, but I'm already being challenged - there's a picnic planned for this afternoon, but the weather is iffy, so I'm not sure - I think there's a covered area but I don't know if that had to be reserved ahead of time.........oh, well........another week begins, with some *very busy* days in the mix, and a significant event looming that I'll need to prepare for...........computer is behaving fairly well again (only had to reboot *once*, and that's good these days!).... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:05:45 EST Horrible night...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944761 Sleep was next to *impossible* last night - I held my ground and did NOT use any sleep aids (I try to avoid them as much as humanly possible and can be quite stubborn on the issue) - it was rough, though.........will make the plan of the day one that focuses on rest (especially since the upcoming week will be another busy one)...... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 05:23:54 EST Not much going on for a while...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944364 ......and I'm not totally comfortable with that - I like to make at least one online application every day (even weekends), and I didn't see anything that quite fit me this morning <em>39</em> - I did, however, make *more* than the minimum required contacts per week (not counting contacts that were initiated to by others)......I guess I should take that, but as I'm high-functioning and highly motivated, I'm finding this a bit unsettling........ <BR> <BR> Hot weather is also making it diff... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:38:13 EST End of week..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944117 Did NOT eat well :( - but had enough activity in the day to stave off a potential low mood........just need to keep that up, one day at a time, until something desirable is achieved..... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:21:45 EST meh...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943353 Some of these contacts I've been getting and leads I've been checking out have had some CRUEL TWISTS - WTH? People need WORK - they do NOT need to be SUBJECTED TO CRUELTY! No WONDER the world (at least the US) is FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> On a somewhat more pleasant note, the one meeting that worried me a bit turned out not to be such a huge hassle - had a one-on-one chat with someone I knew from previous meetings, so that helped a bit...........the ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:26:29 EST Yet more ups and downs, and another hectic day ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942734 A few activities yesterday were either called off or found to be quite disappointing or off-putting........ <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Have another full day ahead - I just hope the morning session I'm in on won't turn out to be an extreme hassle (I'm really trying to keep a simple lifestyle with as little grief and aggravation as possible for my highly stressed state)! <BR> <BR> DD had a nice b-day, and we went out for a nice, simple meal - as it turned out, spouse wrangled a "senior discount... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:52:33 EST