ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sad today The 34 year old childhood friend of my daughter and son-in-law who has been on life support since Friday, died yesterday. He was such a nice guy who was so loving and the "life of the party". Wow, just loved by so many. Just a heartbreaking tragedy. RIP sweet Chad Vance. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:46:53 EST Hump Day 95 Minutes treadmill. Going on a stroller walk when I get the 4 year old down for a nap. DH will be here to listen for her. Have a lovely day. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:24:17 EST Tuesday 100 Minutes treadmill and walk so far today. Only have the 10 month old today. Hair color after dinner. That will make me feel better. Have a great day. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:52:06 EST President's Day Two hours 15 minutes today treadmill and walk. Grocery shopped and visited my daughter a bit. Hope you are having a lovely day. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:55:06 EST Sunday I can't help being sad but I am really trying to be positive. My 37 year old son lost his job of 12 years Friday before last, my youngest son who moved in here with his wife and baby 2 months ago has informed me that he may be moving a couple hours away for a new job (It is a long story, but I feel he needs to stay here for a while due to his new sobriety and all he has going on in his life), my children's childhood friend is on a ventilator since Friday morning and his immune system has sta... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:22 EST Saturday Two hours treadmill watching Grey's Anatomy. Grocery shopped and now doing laundry. Plan is to go on a walk in about an hour as it is in the 60's in Cleveland Ohio. DH is out washing our cars right now and hoping he enough energy to go on a walk with me. Have a lovely day. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:30:57 EST Busy Friday Two hours 15 minutes total on treadmill watching 3 episodes of Gray's Anatomy. Non-sleeper again last night! Going in to hospital to volunteer at noon but stopping in early to see a friend of my kids who is on life support. Nobody knows what happened yet. He grew up with my kids and is in his early 30's. Prayer for Chad please! Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:18:44 EST Thursday Finally got a good sleep last night. Eighty minutes on treadmill this morning. Have the 3 granddaughter's until 7 p.m. since my daughter has parent/teacher conference. Making them spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Did the bank statement (.05 off) and paid some bills. Trying to keep my mind busy. Have a lovely day. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:33:47 EST Wednesday 95 Minutes treadmill and laundry today. Watching two granddaughter's until 4 p.m. Hope you are having a nice day. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:38:02 EST Happy Valentine's Day! 90 Minutes treadmill before Charlotte arrived. Only have the baby today until 4. Happy Valentine's Day... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:59:22 EST Monday, Monday 90 Minutes treadmill and now watching granddaughter's until 4 p.m. Eldest son will come for a visit after he sees his attorney. Trying to stay positive. Have a lovely day. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:46:12 EST Grandpa's Words of Wisdom.... Grandpa told me this when my children were small, "Roxanne, enjoy them now because when they are little, they step on your toes. When they are big, they step right on your heart." That is how I feel right now with no fault to my son, but him loosing his job and how he feels, this has stepped right on my heart. Things will be better but I just feel downright sad. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:48:42 EST Saturday Well, at least I have no all. My 37 year old son lost his job of 12 years Wednesday as the company "wanted to go another way". Seems Ohio has some kind of law that they don't need any reason to get rid of an employee. They wanted him to sign a paper and give him 3 months severance pay. An attorney is looking it over as they don't want him "to give out any trade secrets" and my son wants to work in the field of his degree and also wants to see if he is entitled to unemploymen... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:17:00 EST Up most the night Up most the night with this head cold. Managed to get 80 minutes on treadmill before the two granddaughter's got here at 7:30 a.m. Have a lovely day. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 07:59:06 EST Head Cold Heck of a head cold going so I walked on treadmill for 95 minutes at a 20 minute mile only. Hope you are having a lovely day. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 14:25:21 EST Tuesday Two hour treadmill. Only have the 9 month old to watch today. It is an all day rain in Cleveland, Ohio today. Crazy February weather. Have a lovely day. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:48:31 EST Monday Didn't get to exercise yesterday as had to be at church at 7 a.m. to prepare breakfast and after three hours of sleep I just chilled and watched Netflix until the Super Bowl party. Got about 6 hrs. last night and did the treadmill for 75 minutes until the grandkids came. My Shepherd has a 3 year appt. at 10:30. Hopefully it will be a great day. Hope yours is likewise. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:05:15 EST Sunday Not even 3 hours sleep last night as I babysat and then tried sleep with no sleep aid. Had to be up at church at 7 a.m. to prepare breakfast for the congregation before church. Going to take a nap shortly as Superbowl festivities start at 6. Please, oh please....sleep! Have a wonderful day. Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:39:23 EST Saturday Two hours total treadmill and babysitting the 3 granddaughters on a Saturday. Have a lovely day. Sat, 4 Feb 2017 15:30:27 EST Friday 85 Minutes treadmill and going into hospital to volunteer from noon until 4. DH is working 2 to 9 p.m. so it will be pretty quiet when I get home. Have a great Friday and weekend! Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:00:07 EST Thursday.... 90 Minutes treadmill and laundry. Off to an eye appt. now. Hope you are having a lovely day. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:03:56 EST Wednesday 85 Minutes treadmill and watching the granddaughter's until 4 p.m. Two hard boiled eggs for breakfast. Shrimp stir fry for lunch is planned. Have a lovely first day of February! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:52:47 EST Hump Day 90 Minutes treadmill. Babysitting all day until 7 p.m. Shrimp stir fry for dinner. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:28:40 EST Snow Day! Up before 5 to exercise before the kids come to babysit but no school so had a lot of time to walk on the treadmill. Going to have a sweet day! Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:19:43 EST Saturday & Sunday Two hours treadmill when I was going to take the day off. Woke up too early and then decided to get on treadmill. Went to church and then had the kids over for dinner. Time to get into bed and put a movie in. Have a lovely week. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:28:38 EST Saturday It's 9:30 a.m. and I have 125 minutes logged on treadmill. Started watching a new Netflix series call The Fosters. Going to the twins basketball gave at 1, and other than that, free day! Have a great day. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:38:35 EST Yea Friday! 95 Minutes treadmill before the girls came. Only watching baby until noon and my DH will watch her until 4 as going in to volunteer from noon to 4. Regular Friday sitter has stomach flu. Thank goodness for grandparents! Have a lovely day and weekend. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:12:14 EST Outrageous $$$$ Just got the bill from the Cleveland Clinic for my 2 cataract surgeries...A mere $15,999.82 was charged to my insurance. I will be responsible for some of that. The surgeries took less than 10 minutes each. I was just flabbergasted. Have a good day. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:46:33 EST Wednesday 90 Minutes treadmill and babysat until 4 p.m. Going to go to a Grand Opening of a Pat Catan's at 6. My youngest son was released from probation today (3 years early). The people clapped when he exited the courtroom as he is a true miracle and success story. There may be stumbles in the future, but we are optimistic for a full happy healthy life for him. My son became a heroin addict after getting addicted to oxy prescribed to him by a doctor after he totaled our car with a semi. He grad... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:34:47 EST Good Tuesday Morning.... 90 Minutes treadmill before the girls came for me to babysit until 4. Have a wake from 6-8 tonight. Have a lovely day. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:44 EST Monday Two hours total treadmill today and a pretty easy day of babysitting. Running to store now and then getting my hair colored early since we have a wake tomorrow. Hope you are having a lovely day. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:17:22 EST Sunday 80 Minutes treadmill and now off to church with my 4 year old granddaughter. Will celebrate my youngest sons birthday today with steaks on the grill, red skinner potatoes, asparagus, homemade rye bread and homemade cheesecake. Hope to get a nice long walk in this afternoon as in the 50's again today in Ohio. Have a blessed Sunday. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:18:29 EST Saturday Treadmill and cleaned up yard for exercise today. Grocery shopped. In a bit we will be playing Risk, King of Thrones Edition. Hope you are having a lovely day. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:43:44 EST Enjoy Your Day Today my youngest of 3 turned 31 and I had him when I was 30! Went through a lot o trials and tribulations with this one and he is a living miracle. Here he is today with a wife and 9 month old son and warms my heart daily. Have a great day and weekend. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:31:49 EST Thursday 80 Minutes treadmill. Watching two 9 month olds and a 4 year old today. Busy, busy, busy. They are all sleeping right now. Whew! Have a lovely day. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:52:01 EST Wednesday 80 Minutes treadmill and watching granddaughters now. Have a lovely day. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:23:28 EST Good Tuesday Morning 105 Minutes treadmill and finishing watching Parenthood on Netflix. Anyone want to suggest another good series to watch? It is an all day rain here in Ohio and I will take that over ice and snow and flooding. Have a lovely day. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:13:33 EST Holiday 100 Minutes treadmill and am spending day with my daughter and five of my grandchildren since no school. Have a lovely day. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:15:25 EST Sunday Two hours exercise and church. That was my exciting day. I am ready for summer. Have a lovely week. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:20:47 EST Saturday Two hours of exercise. Went to Disney on Ice this morning and just got back from dinner with our friends. Time to relax shortly. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:52:08 EST Yea... Friday! 90 Minutes treadmill and made chicken Caesar salad for dinner. Going into school now to help my daughter for 1/2 day. Have a great day and weekend! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:45:27 EST Thursday.... 95 Minutes treadmill before the two granddaughter's came. I have a 10:15 appt. with the eye doctor and then am going to try and light a fire under my daughter-in-law's butt who has a hard time motivating. She wants my help. Have a lovely day. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:06:25 EST Wednesday 85 Minutes treadmill watching Netflix before the two granddaughters arrived. Cleaned up the land mines and branches from the yard today since it is 43 degrees. Making unstuffed cabbage rolls for dinner. Have a lovely day. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:24:54 EST Tuesday No school today due to ice storm so no babysitting. Spent two hours on the treadmill. Going to grocery shop after 11 a.m. since the temperature is going up and the real rain starts. Have a peaceful day. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:50:32 EST Monday 85 Minutes treadmill this morning. Babysitting until 4. Staying inside other than running my granddaughter to pre-school at 8:45 and back here at 11:45. Have a lovely Monday. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:14:24 EST Sunday - Yea! Treadmill and church so far. After I lay my granddaughter down for a nap, I will continue the treadmill and Parenthood on Netflix. Have a wonderful day. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:18:46 EST Saturday, January 7, 2017 already! One hour 45 minutes treadmill watching Parenthood on Netflix. I have done misc. light housework and now watching my grandson while his parents go to a counseling session. Just took a shower with both eyes patched as to not get soap or water in the newly lensed eyes. That would have been a picture for sore eyes! DH is at church helping out as I can't bend or do much lifting for a few weeks. Have a lovely day. Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:48:38 EST Happy Friday Two hours total treadmill at four different attempts to reach this. Off to the eye doctor at 10:30 to get this patch off from the left eye cataract surgery yesterday. I have to do massive amounts of two different types of meds in both eyes for 21 days after each surgery. Have a great day. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:14:47 EST Can't Sleep... Laid in bed since 3 a.m. anticipating being at the eye doctor at 8 a.m. for second cataract surgery. Right eye went well last week. Nothing to it as I was in twilight during procedure. Worst part is the eye drops now. Will get tricky after this second eye. Will have to start with 8 drops a day in the left eye and I will be down to 4 drops in the right eye. Have a great day. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 05:25:45 EST Wednesday Have the day off as there is a water main break at school. A "me" day.... Have a great day. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:17:34 EST