ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Wednesday.... Going to be losing weight this month...colonoscopy and root canal. Not excited about it though. Have a great Wednesday. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:33:29 EST Tuesday So my daughter and her husband, 2 kids and dog moved in here about 3 weeks ago while their house is being built. My oldest son who has joint custody of his 2 kids lives here and is in the process of moving into his house in the next month or two. I have come to the conclusion that I work outside so much because I am in control of the organization of my yard! I am blessed. Have a great day. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:26:48 EST Monday Since home from vacation, in 12 days, I have weeded/trimmed a total of 19 hours as I live on 2 acres and have a bunch of beds. It is looking pretty good but more to weed. I am headed outside now before the "80% chance of thunderstorms" happens. Have a lovely day. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:04:13 EST Sunday... Another night of little sleep due to inconsiderate people leaving off fireworks until 5 in the morning. I am all for having fun but babies and animals and myself need sleep. It is hard to sleep with a 115 pound dog under your bed panting also. Hopefully I will get in the yard today. Have a great Sunday. <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:42:14 EST Saturday... Best family fireworks display last night ever. Even had strobe lights and music set to it. It outdid the city fireworks the other day. When the fireworks were over we heard loud clapping at the side of the house and it was all the neighbors that came over to watch. Very funny. Surprised the police didn't come and ticket someone since they are illegal. Great food and family fun. This seems like Sunday but it is Saturday. Have a great weekend. Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:56:47 EST Friday.... Happy Independence Day. Wake, cookout and then fireworks... Have a great weekend. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 09:49:05 EST Thursday.... Fireworks were great last night. The 2 & 4 year old granddaughters didn't cry! Yearly exam today and going to see my son with my daughter. <em>334</em> Have to get that exercise in later.... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:27:58 EST Wednesday.... Walking on the treadmill this morning and then babysitting 3 children until 2. Hoping for good weather for Elyria fireworks tonight. Have a great day. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 06:52:52 EST Tuesday.... 80 Minutes treadmill, furniture shopping, hair color in a few minutes, perhaps a little weeding after that and on, and on. Have a great day. <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:55:33 EST Monday... Going to walk on treadmill here shortly. Pulled weeds for 10 hrs. and 40 minutes since Wednesday and my arms are too tired to do it today. Seeing my BFF in from Michigan around 2 and going to see all 4 of my grandchildren after that. Have a great Monday. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:07:47 EST Sunday.... Worked for 3 hours in the yard yesterday, a total of 8 since returning from vacation Sunday...I want to do at least 1 hour today. Family for dinner. Thrilled for my BFF as she will be meeting her father for the first time today...She is 65 and he is 95!!!! What a blessing. Have a marvelous day. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:21:54 EST Mother Teresa wrote this poem Do It Anyway <BR> <BR> People are often unreasonable, <BR> illogical and self-centered; <BR> Forgive them anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are kind, <BR> people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; <BR> Be kind anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are successful, <BR> you will win some false friends and true enemies; <BR> Succeed anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are honest and frank, <BR> people may cheat you; <BR> Be honest anyway. <BR> <BR> What you spend years building, <BR> someone could destroy overnigh... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:52:21 EST Friday... 80 Minutes treadmill. Worked in the yard for 4 hours yesterday. Today I am going to volunteer at the hospital from noon until 4 and then maybe pull about an hours worth of weeds after dinner. Little by little I will get the yard back in shape after a 2 week vacation. Have a great Friday. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:41:14 EST Thursday.... Hoping to get out in the yard and week quite a bit today...hope it doesn't rain again... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:17:07 EST Wednesday.... "Be ever so humble, there is no place like home." Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:39:42 EST Tuesday.... Day 15 and final day of vacation out west. Will be taking the Red Eye home to Ohio tonight. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:26:20 EST Monday Day 3 in Las Vegas today. Have walked more in Vegas than in the past days hiking in National Parks. LOL.... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:52:32 EST Sunday Spending day in Las Vegas exploring new things. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:45:30 EST Saturday Day 11 of our vacation out west. Finishing up at Zion this afternoon and then headed to Vegas! Have a great weekend. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:03:10 EST Friday Hiking Zion National Park in 94 degrees right now. Have a great day, Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:38:00 EST Thursday Hiking at Zion National Park today! Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:01:15 EST Wednesday Today we r hiking in Bryce Canyon in Utah. Have a great day! Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:42:58 EST Tuesday Driving to the north rim of Grand Canyon today and then to Zion National Park. Have a great day! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:49:52 EST Monday Day 7 of a 14 day vacation already. Hiked the Grand Canyon yesterday and went back to see the sunset. That is also the plan for today. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:36:31 EST Sunday Happy Father's Day. DH and I are touring more of the Grand Canyon today. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:21:19 EST Saturday Toured the Grand Canyon today and will be back at it tomorrow. Going to get a nice steak dinner here shortly! Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:07:37 EST Friday Hiked around and did some shopping for most the day in Sedona Arizona. DH has a horrible leg cramp going now. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:56:02 EST Thursday Petrified Forrest and Painted Dessert in Arizona today. The 7 1/2 hr. car ride was worth it! Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:08:22 EST Wednesday Walked up 84 stories out of Carslbad Caverns in New Mexici instead of taking elevator up 75 stories. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:24:20 EST Tuesday... Is leaving for a 14 days vacation out west today! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:26:52 EST Monday.... 80 Minutes treadmill complete. Will vacuum while my 2 granddaughters are eating breakfast. Will pack throughout they day as leaving in wee hours of a.m. for a 14 day vacation out west with DH. Will visit my buddy at the hospital while DH listens for them napping around 1 p.m. and then drop dog off to be bathed and trimmed as she is 120 lbs. and too big for me to handle. Will go with my daughter for ballet pictures to help with the 2 year old after dinner. Home to shower etc. and take som... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:52:16 EST Saturday.... Have a lot of packing to do today among many other things... Have a great Saturday. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 07:00:53 EST Friday... Praying... Three loved ones with medical/surgery issues and another one is in a bad place. I would love some good news. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 06:50:34 EST Thursday 75 Minutes treadmill, walk to park with the three grandkids, assorted choirs, 2 p.m. kindergarten event to go to in an hour and then I will work on packing for our trip out west next Tuesday. Hope you are having a great day. <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:48:06 EST Truth.... I am in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:12:24 EST Tuesday 80 Minutes on treadmill. Prayers not answered today. Blessed anyways. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 18:12:18 EST Monday.... 85 Minutes treadmill. Going to see my youngest son at 1:30. Hope the trip into Cleveland is uneventful and results for tomorrow are good. Hope Mother Nature waters the flowers and garden today. Have a great day. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:12:44 EST Sunday... Day trip to Michigan to visit by BFF!!! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:33:09 EST Saturday... 90 Minutes treadmill and 2 hrs. plus in yard cutting, planting, weeding, raking and basking in the sunshine while doing so. Have a great day! Sat, 31 May 2014 13:57:43 EST Ain't this the Truth!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! Fri, 30 May 2014 08:55:02 EST Thursday... 85 Minute treadmill, 3 kids to the park and now movie time with my granddaughter while the baby sleeps. Hope you are having a lovely day. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:43:49 EST Wednesday.... 90 Minute treadmill, trip to downtown Cleveland for 11 a.m. appt. and now mentally exhausted and going to take a nap. Have a great day. <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:34:16 EST Monday's job <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Flower box planted for 2014....been doing this bed for 20 years! Tue, 27 May 2014 05:38:40 EST Monday... Memorial Day parade at 10, planting my flower box (takes about 3 hours) and then family cookout here at the home front. Hopefully my DH will get his garden in today also. Have a beautiful day. Mon, 26 May 2014 06:15:13 EST Saturday... 85 Minutes treadmill, grocery shopped, off to do some yard work and then leaving for a cookout around 4 p.m. Have a great day!! And...lawn furniture is is officially nice weather! Sun, 25 May 2014 12:12:40 EST Saturday... 90 Minutes treadmill and now off to conquer some yard work! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. <em>376</em> Sat, 24 May 2014 09:09:09 EST Friday... 105 Minutes treadmill and off to volunteer at the hospital in a couple hours. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! Fri, 23 May 2014 08:54:27 EST Thursday... 80 Minutes treadmill, went to my grandson's pre-school graduation, took my granddauther's to the park as I watched them all day, weeded for 1 1/2 hours and then played outside with granddaughters. Got them in the house in time to get them cleaned up before mom picked them up. They were clean but their clothes are filthy. <BR> Hope you have a great day. Thu, 22 May 2014 16:41:27 EST Wednesday... Very sad today and have been up most the night with an upset stomach. Wed, 21 May 2014 06:24:55 EST Tuesday... 90 Minutes treadmill and just 30 minutes weeding. Too tired to weed after doing 8 1/2 hrs. total 2 days in a row. Awaiting outcome on my son details. Prayers needed. Storms are due in late this afternoon and to continue for a few days. Have a terrific Tuesday. Tue, 20 May 2014 14:13:01 EST