ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Saturday... Awoke at 11:30 p.m. last night until around 2:30 as two of my kids were texting and included me in the texts. Finally slept until 6:30. Plan is to get out and weed a bit and visit my son and two grandchildren as he only gets them every other weekend. Something has to give with the re-married X. She is not a nice person is all I have to say. Have a great weekend. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:57:37 EST Happy Friday Treadmill, dog walk and volunteering as a messenger at the hospital for my exercise today. Happy Friday! Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:56:08 EST Thursday Two hours exercise between treadmill and dog walk. Went with my daughter so she could get a tattoo as breastfeeding is finally done (can't get one while breastfeeding) and just made a big pot of unstuffed cabbage. DH is washing the upstairs windows inside and out for me. Have a lovely day. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:54:59 EST Hump Day 100 Minutes treadmill while watching The Crown and now off for a 20 minute dog walk. Leaving at 10 am on a road trip with my daughter and granddaughter's to visit my eldest son at his new job in Akron. Have a lovely day. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:22:59 EST Tuesday 90 Minutes treadmill watching The Crown on Netflix. Took me quite awhile to balance the checkbook after that. Made ham and bean soup with leftovers from Easter. Went with my daughter to my granddaughter's dental appts., stopped for lunch and then she colored my hair. I put the Easter decorations away just now. Also throw laundry in between but the machines did the work. I would like to go on a dog walk after I fold the last load of clothes and get some vitamin D sunshine. Hope your day... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:17:18 EST Monday Morning... My daughter went to the clinic yesterday and has strep throat so my DH & I took my three granddaughter's to the Easter family gathering (they are 1, newly 5 and 7). My son and his family are going home later this afternoon back to Columbus. I hope my daughter is better this morning and can take care of the girls as I really want to be home until my son and his family head home. Have a wonderful day. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:23:54 EST Happy Easter.... Taking the day off of exercise today. I have been on the treadmill every day this week and also spent 11 1/2 hrs. in the yard total this week. Two of my three children and 4 grandchildren will be joining us for church at 9 a.m. and later we will spend Easter at my sister-in-laws with my other son and family there as well. Hope your Easter is "happy". Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:03:25 EST Happy Birthday & Easter Weekend <img src=""> <img src=""> My darling granddaughter turns 5 today. Had a Troll sleepover with her friends last night. Other picture is my daughter & I going to her pre-school as helpers this week to celebrate her birthday. Son is home this weekend with his family and other son is also coming to Easter with his family. Have a lovely an... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:36:59 EST Good Friday It is 6:23 a.m. and the birds are really chirping outside my window in the dark. Thinking about getting out in the yard for one hour before I volunteer at the hospital at 11:30 as it is due to thunderstorm Saturday and Sunday. Back is a bit tight from 8 hours in the yard the last 4 days. I used to be able to spend 6 to 8 hrs. in the yard at a time but now only do a couple at a time. Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter weekend. Today my grandson Kai, is one year old. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:26:25 EST Thursday 110 Minutes treadmill. Off to The Party Store, Aldi's and Target in about an hour and then back in the yard for more work. DH is painting stairway walls and hallway today as it is all prepped. Yea. Have a lovely day. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:52:20 EST Hump Day 90 Minutes treadmill before the grandchildren came. One hour yard work accomplished today so far. Have a lovely day. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:32:05 EST Tuesday... Two hours treadmill. Watching grandchildren until 4 now. Have a lovely day. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:03:54 EST Monday 100 Minutes treadmill and parent/teacher helper at pre-school this morning. Hope you are having a lovely day Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:55:16 EST Happy Sunday 90 Minutes treadmill while watching Netflix and now off to church with my two granddaughters. Plans are to stop at Costco and then home and walk the dog and do a bit of yardwork. That is the plan Stan. Have a lovely and blessed day. Sun, 9 Apr 2017 08:35:15 EST Saturday My BFF spent the night and we are spending the day together. Our husbands went to NJ yesterday morning until Sunday for a telescope extravaganza. Going to see The Shack at 11 a.m. and then onward bound. Have a lovely day. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 05:59:18 EST Friday and prayers DH left last night until Sunday with a friend as going to some telescope thing. My BFF is coming today after I get home from the hospital and spending the night and we are going to go see The Shack tomorrow and do other fun stuff. Prayers for my daughter-in-law with shingles and prayers for my grandson who turns 1 next week as he has not had his chicken pox shot (that comes at 1 year old). Prayers for protection for him that he doesn't get chicken pox and especially meningitis from exposur... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:46:44 EST Shingles.... Headed to treadmill before granddaughter's come for the day. My 32 year old daughter-in-law has shingles for the first time. She broke out on a small part of her back 6 days ago. Any tips? Contagious? I am reading but getting mixed answers. Thank you. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 05:25:09 EST Wednesday Down to the treadmill now before the two granddaughter's arrive. The four year old won't go to her half day of pre-school today as she has caught what her older sister had last week. Driving myself to the optometrist for a 9:45 appt. to have my right eye lasered as it has scar tissue from the cataract surgery in December. Hope I don't have to wear a patch. DH will watch the girls while I am gone. Have a lovely day. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 05:11:10 EST Wednesday Down to the treadmill now before the two granddaughter's arrive. The four year old won't go to her half day of pre-school today as she has caught what her older sister had last week. Driving myself to the optometrist for a 9:45 appt. to have my right eye lasered as it has scar tissue from the cataract surgery in December. Hope I don't have to wear a patch. DH will watch the girls while I am gone. Have a lovely day. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 05:11:07 EST Tuesday Down to the treadmill, shower and then get ready to go and find kitchen appliances with DH & 11 month old granddaughter. Another night of my DH snoring. I wish I could ask him to go in the other bed but his feelings get hurt. Have a nice day. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 05:35:51 EST Monday 105 Treadmill. $183 to the court today for 21 miles over speed limit citation. Prepping hall wall and hall for painting still. Tomorrow we are going to look at refrigerator and stove from Best Buy out in Medina as they have a huge selection, then on to find someone to install new countertops in kitchen. Weatherman is calling for possible snow this Friday, April 7. No!!!!! Have a lovely day. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:27:54 EST Weekend! I managed to clean all (4) of my hutches inside and out yesterday. Got my 2 hrs. of exercise in also. Got a speeding ticket on my way home (56 in a 35). Thought this back road was 45 but I wasn't watching my speedometer. Had my two granddaughter's in the car so they will remember this for the rest of their lives. The officer was very nice. Guess I needed the reminder to watch the speed limit at 61 years old! Granddaughter's spent the night as we are visiting a new church this morning ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 06:06:45 EST April 1.. Happy Saturday. Going down to treadmill. Finally picking up my repaired ring after falling and breaking my knuckle in August. I waited for my finger to go down 2 sizes but had to finally purchase an expander to go over my knuckle as it will probably always be enlarged. Then going to a kids birthday party with my granddaughters. They are spending the night and going to church with us in the a.m. Have a lovely weekend. Note to self....wonder who will be the first to play an April Fool's... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 06:44:26 EST Happy Friday Computer work accomplished...down to the treadmill. Have two granddaughters from 7:30 until noon and then my DH takes over until 4 while I volunteer at the hospital. Have a lovely Friday. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:36:55 EST Thursday Hopefully Addy is back to school today. Strep test was negative but sent it out to be sure. Plans are to decorate with my 4 year old granddaughter for Easter today. It is 5 a.m. and the rain is now starting. Have a lovely day. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:12:14 EST Wednesday 105 Minutes treadmill and going to continue taking glue off walls today where wallpaper was. Have all 3 granddaughter's today as oldest is home sick from school. Have a lovely day. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:09:11 EST Tuesday... Down to treadmill now. Plan to keep very busy today. Have a good one. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:43:27 EST Sunday Well the moving van is loaded and parked in the driveway ready to leave about 10 a.m. Just a few last minute things to load into the cars. My back is a bit stiff this morning so don't know if I will get much exercise in. I have to drive an hour later today to pick my husband up half way as he is driving that big moving van and I am here with my old golden retriever that I can't leave home alone for hours. Going to miss church today as I want to be here to say goodbye. On to another seaso... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:19:26 EST Moving Day As usual, mind could not turn off so I got about 5 good hours of sleep. Going to walk on the treadmill and then get busy. Packing the moving van today as my youngest son is leaving for Columbus in the morning. Today is my oldest son's 37th birthday also. Have a lovely weekend. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:33:16 EST Friday Down to treadmill shortly. Packing most of the day for the big move to Columbus this weekend for my son and family. Have a lovely Friday. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:06:08 EST Thursday Praying for a good and drama free day. Yesterday wasn't. Hope you have a lovely day. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:05:45 EST Wednesday Going down on treadmill shortly. Watching the two granddaughter's until 4. Helping my kids pack today also. Have a lovely day. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:51:34 EST Feeling Blue Oldest and youngest sons are causing me to feel blue worrying about them. Oh the joys of being a parent. Have a good day. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:26:29 EST Monday Happy Spring! Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:40:55 EST Sunday Have a blessed and lovely day. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:48:07 EST Sunday Have a blessed and lovely day. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:48:04 EST So tired.... Just can't turn my brain off to get a good night's sleep. I ordered a sound machine yesterday. Perhaps that will help. Going down to treadmill now. Wish I could go back to bed but sleep will not come. Have a lovely weekend. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:41:34 EST Happy Friday Spent 10 hours shopping, etc. with my BFF yesterday. My son and his family moved in 3 1/2 months ago and are moving out already this weekend. So that gives me a lot of exercise packing, etc. helping them until they load the moving van Saturday. They are moving a couple hours away as my son got a job in Columbus. I am trying to be positive. Have a lovely day. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:08:57 EST Thursday Spending the day with my BFF and thinking happy thoughts. Have a lovely day. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:20:00 EST Wednesday Feeling sad. My 13 1/2 year old Golden Retriever, Sadie, is on her last leg. Helping her up a lot. Plus my son and his family are probably going to move a couple hours away. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:38:12 EST Snow Day.... No school today so no babysitting. Going to start my morning on the treadmill before I conquer the driveway. Stay warm and have a great day. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:51:32 EST Good Monday Morning Have to get one of those noise machines to help me sleep this week. Not looking forward to that "monster snowstorm" coming in. Down to treadmill shortly and then watch the grandchildren from 7:30 a.m. to ?? as my daughter has an after school event. Perhaps it will be cancelled due to the weather. Have a lovely day. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:11:06 EST Sunday.... Tried to sleep a bit longer due to time change but no luck. Down to treadmill and then off to church. Have a lovely day. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:16:05 EST Fun Saturday Laid in bed until 6 a.m trying desperately to sleep. Didn't get home until almost 11 p.m. and was too wired to sleep. Going down on treadmill and watch a couple hours of Grey's Anatomy and then leaving for Akron Ohio with my daughter and two granddaughter's to help pick out a bridesmaid and two flower girl dresses with the bride, cousins and aunt. Have a great day. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:15:36 EST No Team Points Anymore! I enjoyed getting these team points every day! Boohoo! Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:17:32 EST Thursday 110 Minutes treadmill and picked up 3 wagons full of sticks for exercise today. Have the granddaughter's until 4 and then will pick up some more sticks. Have a lovely day. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:07:38 EST Wednesday Two hours treadmill while watching Grey's Anatomy before the granddaughter's arrived. Went on a bus field trip to Ohio Theatre downtown Cleveland with the 2nd & 3rd graders as a chaperone while my DH watched the 10 month old & 4 year old for awhile. Plan is to do some hemming when they leave and then get some R&R. Winds have really kicked up outside. Hope we don't lose power. Have a nice day. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 14:41:51 EST Tuesday Up since 2:30 a.m. 90 Minutes on treadmill. Have all 3 granddaughter's today as the school lost power due to a storm. Have a lovely day. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 08:54:02 EST Good Monday Morning Awake at 2:30 a.m. (non sleeper) and did two hours on treadmill watching Grey's Anatomy. Have the two granddaughter's until 4 p.m. Did manage to get outside since it is 58 degrees and clean up the landmines from the yard. Have a lovely day. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:40:04 EST Saturday & Sunday Stayed up too late playing a board game. Treadmill, then church and now off to finish the treadmill. My DH is cooking dinner today. Yea! Have a great day. 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