ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Cleaning & Shopping the house and grocery shopping today for additional exercise. Have a great day. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:20:53 EST Sunday... Man...when is this head cold going to subside already. Going shopping for Christmas dinner this afternoon. Happy Winter Solstice! Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:45:03 EST Up early on a Saturday Well, I guess it is kind of good. I always intend to sleep in on days off but my Shepherd gets me up at 5 or 5:30 because she wants to go out and then eat. So I am up at 5:30, doing my computer stuff, will walk on the treadmill, shower and then be out the door to do some last minute shopping. Have a great day. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:41:30 EST Nice Day Nice day volunteering at the hospital. Off to bake Christmas cookies at my daughters now. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:18:11 EST My day.... Got up 2 hrs. early to do the treadmill 1 hr. 45 minutes, vacuumed, did laundry, watched new Teenage Mutant Ninga Turtles with my soon to be 3 year old granddaughter and then danced to the music at the end (a ritual at all movies), and it is only 11:30. My first grade granddaughter is having a 6:30 p.m. Christmas program at the high school and we all will go. Hope you are having a lovely day also. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:40:24 EST Christmas programs... Fighting a bad cold but have a 1:30 Christmas program for my kindergarten granddaughter and a Christmas program at 7 p.m. for my pre-school grandson. It will make me feel better I am sure. <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:44:00 EST Sleep tonight? I have to get a good night's sleep tonight. First though, Santa pictures... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:06:47 EST Nice Day... Have had a nice day even though my daughter is off of work sick and here for me to watch over her and her little ones. It has been a pleasant, uneventful day. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:16:33 EST Happy Sunday... Up early to walk on the treadmill for an hour as leaving at 8:30 a.m. for a 3 hour trip to Michigan to visit my BFF's. Visiting and shopping day and home late tonight. Have a blessed day. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:25:33 EST Busy, busy, busy Every day is eventful this time of year. This morning...breakfast with Santa and Frozen, Christmas shopping and babysitting from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. and then off to Michigan tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. for the day. Have a great day. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:15:16 EST Born in the 50's.... People born in the 50' have lived in seven decades, two centuries and two millenniums. <BR> <BR> We had the best music, fastest cars, drive-in theaters, soda fountains and happy days. <BR> <BR> And we are not even that old yet. <BR> <BR> We're just that cool!!! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:34:17 EST Thursday... Have a nice head cold going. Looking to take a nap when my granddaughter does here shortly. Then have to force myself to grocery shop after dinner. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:19:16 EST Oh man.... Getting a head cold...Great. Wish I could take a nap but perhaps I can get to bed early tonight. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 12:09:53 EST Pessiment...Optimist...Your choice... Pessimism seems to be in fashion lately. With all the bad news that we can tune in to anytime between 4:00pm and 11:00 pm, people may think you’ve gone “Looney Tunes” if you’re optimistic. The truth, however, according to some psychologists, is that optimism is a much more effective way to live. One of the best uses of optimism is for fighting depression, that overwhelming feeling of helplessness or hopelessness that you feel when you experience a loss, a failure, or a heavy disappointment... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:44:34 EST Sunday Walked on treadmill for an hour, went to church, did some chores, going to wrap some presents now and then going to my daughter's for dinner and celebrate my DH's 61st birthday. Have a wonderful day! Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:44:46 EST Saturday... Whoop! Whoop! Christmas shopped and wrapped a total of 48 presents in 2 different kneelings today (8 were for the 2 dogs...LOL). Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:04:52 EST Lovely Day Just volunteer walked and shopping walked today as pulled something in my left leg. Not sure if it is my hip or what so taking it easy today. Have a great weekend. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:53:16 EST Very Nice Day Today is my DH's 61st birthday and all 3 of my children were here and it was wonderful. Truly blessed.... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:18:40 EST Happy Hump Day.... Your mind is a garden. Your thought are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds! <BR> <BR> Did a total a 2 hrs. on the treadmill while watching TV as it is freezing outside! Got on the scale and was pleasantly surprised. Whew! Had put it off for 1 month! <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:10:01 EST It has been a nice day Did a bit of Christmas shopping and now have a meatloaf in the oven....Nice day... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 16:34:45 EST God is Awesome... God is so awesome...He has been working miracles in my life.... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 17:44:30 EST Last Day of November, 2014 Yesterday the entire house was decorated with the help of my DH, son and his girlfriend. <em>334</em> That was quite a big task. Now on to finish my Christmas shopping. Have a wonderful Sunday. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:21:17 EST Time to decorate.... Yesterday I got a good chunk of the Christmas shopping done and today I will start decorating the house. Have a great weekend! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:36:23 EST Black Friday Am leaving at 7 a.m. to begin and hopefully end my Christmas shopping for my grandchildren. Have a lovely day. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:35:18 EST Happy Thanksgiving... Going to stuff that bird in about an 1 1/2 hrs. and then peel 10 lbs. of potatoes. Think I will sing "It is all about the baste, the baste, the baste" when I am stuffing the turkey. First Thanksgiving without my mother-in-law and this is the 8th year without my mom here for Thanksgiving. Have a lovely and blessed day. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:33:04 EST Going to be a very busy day... Preparing to feed between 20 & 25 people tomorrow....I am off.... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:50:58 EST High winds.... Just picked up twigs and limbs for 45 minutes ... winds got up to 60 mph yesterday. The wind was just whistling through our breezeway. Calm today...before the storm tomorrow I hear. Have a lovely Tuesday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:10:04 EST Busy...busy...busy 145 Minutes on treadmill while watching TV and doing a schedule. Cleaned a lot today. Watching my granddaughter right now. Going to babysit tonight while the parents go to a CAVs game. 60 Mile per hour winds outside right now. Hope you are having a nice day. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:08 EST I should wait at least 2 hours before making a decision! So spent Wed. thru Saturday moving my daughter and her family from my house to their newly built home (note all of their belonging were in my garage, basement and every spare area of this big house). I asked my sister-in-law to do Thanksgiving because I just had too much to do getting my daughter moved and getting my own house back in order. I have had Thanksgiving & Christmas for the family for a good 30 years now (approx. 20-25 people). Everyone brings something but I basically clean my ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:57:37 EST Saturday.... It is go day for all my daughter's and her family's big stuff out of our house. Have spent the last 2 1/2 days taking boxes over and unpacking most of it. Very happy with our progress. Tried to sleep in a bit but the Shepherd actually climbed up in my bed to go outside at 5 a.m. Good dog but wish she could hold her bladder more! Feeling happy and a bit sad today. I will truly miss the hustle and bustle in this house. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:57:41 EST Day 3 of move.... Unpacked, unpacked and unpacked Day 2 of my daughter's moving into her new home. Do you think I could sleep past 3 a.m.? Nope, mind is thinking what to move next today. I wish I could sleep like a baby tonight before the big stuff comes tomorrow. Woke up to 2 inches of snow also this morning. Have a great Friday everyone! Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:22:20 EST Day 2 of move... Spent 4 hours setting up my daughters kitchen yesterday. Up early to walk on treadmill 95 minutes while watching the news, etc. and now doing my computer stuff, then off for day 2 of the unpacking with my daughter. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:05:15 EST Busy next 5 days... Daughter gets keys to her new home at 3 p.m. so we will all be moving her stuff out of my house and into her new home until Sunday....Going to get a lot of exercise in. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:01:04 EST Always pray... Always pray to have eyes that see the best, <BR> a heart that forgives the worst, <BR> a mind that forgets the bad, <BR> and a soul that never loses faith. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:51:07 EST I dedicate this to winter.... Oh, the weather outside can bite me, <BR> my muscles ache despite me, <BR> I don't have that happy glow. <BR> Winter blows, <BR> winter blows, <BR> winter blows! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:43:16 EST Christmas.... November 15, 2014....purchased my first Christmas gift today. Wednesday is go day for my daughter to start moving boxes as she is getting keys to her newly built house. Will miss the four of them living here. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:43:00 EST Prayers... Prayers for my cousin Barbara and her family as Barbara will be passing very soon. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:28:22 EST Snow <em>46</em> First snow of the season....Yuk. Other side of Cleveland is getting hammered but we just having less than an inch so far. Can't park in the garage until next Saturday night either. Hope you had a lovely day. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:19:11 EST New cell phones.... Finally broke down and switched cell phone providers. My son and DH hated that provider because of poor coverage and constant problems. New phone provider even gave $150 per phone as an incentive. Now only thing I could use is a nap! Have a wonderful and blessed day. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:50:32 EST Isn't it Ironic.... Isn't it ironic... We ignore those who want us, want those who ignore us, love those who hurt us, and hurt those who love us...... <BR> <BR> Just food for thought.... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:43:03 EST Beautiful Day Did 95 minutes on the treadmill starting at 5:45 a.m. Just got done raking some leaves. Hopefully I will get a dog walk in while the toddler is sleeping. She is worn out since she was helping me outside. It is 57 degrees but supposed to drop to 20 degrees Wednesday and with some lake affect snow. Yuk! Have a blessed day. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:34:13 EST Wish I could sleep better... It has been years since I slept through the night. After 3 or 4 hours I wake up every hour or just lay in bed hoping for sleep to come. I am sure it has come with age also. My mind won't shut off, and neither will my bladder. Once in a while I will do a Tylenol PM but that isn't good for the liver, then I do Advil PM and other night's I take melatonin. Sometimes I eat chips to retain water. I hear every noise as I am a light sleeper. Just wish that I would go to sleep and wake up in th... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:12:00 EST The Magic Bank Account THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982 <BR> <BR> Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules: <BR> <BR> The set of rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. <BR> <BR> 2.... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:03:37 EST Nice Day Nice day volunteering at the hospital. My daughter and her family have been living here since mid June while they build their house and she just found out that she will get the keys to her house 11/19 instead of 12/9! They are thrilled and I sure will miss them and the two granddaughters living here. Have a great weekend. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:34:14 EST Rain, rain...go away Cabin fever today....I will get out tomorrow! Thu, 6 Nov 2014 18:28:57 EST Good Day It was a peaceful day with just enough events to make it good. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:38:56 EST Thought for the Day.... The difficult thing about children is that they come with no instructions. <BR> You pretty well have to assemble them on your own. - Dr. James Dobso Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:54:49 EST November 3 Did 90 minutes on the treadmill (30 minutes was running or 2 1/2 miles). Not bad for turning 59 today. I am blessed with good health and whole lot more. Enjoy your Monday. <BR> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:34:04 EST Last Day... Last day of being 58....Boohoo...and I remember making fun of my DH when he turned 59! Time can slow down any day now. Had a nice busy day today. Hope your day is great. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:47:15 EST First Day of November.... 95 Minutes treadmill, went to Halloween store and bought my costume for next year as they were 50 percent off and did a bit of walking. It has been a nice peaceful day and I get an hours extra sleep tonight. Yea! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:16:34 EST