ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Friday 90 Minutes treadmill and going into volunteer at the hospital for 4 hrs. Later, a bit of shopping with my daughter. Have a lovely at. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:53:52 EST Thursday 85 Minutes treadmill. Watching the granddaughters until 4 p.m. I got to see my daughter-in-law and grandson Kai last evening! A rarity! It is an all day steady rain here today so will be taking the dogs out in between raindrops. Charlie I babysit Monday thru Thursday with her 4 year old sister Avery. Here is a picture of Kai (Hezikiah) and Charlie (Charlotte) last evening. They are 12 days apart! <img src=" Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:13:32 EST Wednesday 95 Minutes treadmill just now. Watching granddaughters now until 4. The 5 month old is sitting on my lap watching me type! Have a lovely day. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:24:34 EST Tuesday 70 Minutes treadmill and babysat from 7:30 to 4. Chilling out for the rest of the night. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:06:33 EST Monday Ended up being 14 of us for a cookout here yesterday. I had a horrible night's sleep once again. I just can't shut my mind off. Leaving for the Cleveland Clinic with my son-in-law and granddaughter at 10 a.m. Off to the treadmill for a few now for a few. Have a lovely day. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:16:00 EST Sunday The Yankee Peddler craft extravaganza was huge yesterday. Off to treadmill now and then to church. Planning on having a lovely day and hope yours is likewise. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:19:15 EST Saturday Couldn't fall asleep until around 2:30 and then I woke up every 30 minutes trying to fall back asleep and finally got out of bed at 6:30. Going to an outside craft show called the Yankee Peddler for hours today. I wish my mind could have shut off last night as I am sure it will want to today! Anyway, I am blessed. Have a great day. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:09:40 EST Happy Friday Picked my granddaughter up to be at her school from 7 to 8 a.m. for "Breakfast with Grandparents". They had a high school group come in and entertain us with song and dance during the breakfast. Now off to treadmill for a bit and then going into the hospital to volunteer for 4 hours. Have a great Friday and weekend! Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:54:49 EST Thursday Not every day is a good day, show up anyway. <BR> Not all you love will love you back, love anyway. <BR> Not everyone will tell you the truth, be honest anyway. <BR> Not all deals are fair, play anyway. <BR> <BR> Have a lovely Thursday.... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:57:25 EST Hump Day Up at 5 a.m. to walk on treadmill for 75 minutes. Babysitting the 2 granddaughter until 4 p.m. I need to get to bed earlier as hooked on a Netflix series and was up until midnight! Have a lovely day. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:08:22 EST Tuesday Up at 5 a.m. to walk on treadmill for 75 minutes while watching different news channels. Four year and soon to be 5 month old granddaughters here for me to watch until 6 p.m. today. Trying a new crock pot recipe today... package of boneless pork chops, 1 can of cream of chicken soup & 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix and cook in crock pot 4 hours on high or 6 hours of low. Do not mix the dry dressing mix with the cream of chicken soup, instead just sprinkle dry mixture over the top. The por... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:55:09 EST Monday Up at 5 a.m. to walk on treadmill for an hour before the granddaughter's came for the day. Just bathed my 13 year 110 lb. Golden Retriever. Time to do lunches and naps. Have a lovely day. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:27:06 EST Sunday Done with the computer work and now off to the treadmill while I watch the news. Church and then off to my granddaughters one p.m. soccer game. I intend to stop at the grocery store after that...but I will see how it goes. Have a lovely day. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:42:46 EST Saturday My daughter-in-law stopped over with my grandson Kai (Hezekiah) yesterday for 2 hours as I have not seen them since July. Was going to the Yankee Peddler today but mother nature took care of that. Will try for next Saturday. At 2 a.m. a strike of thunder was so loud that my DH & I sat up in bed and said "what was that". I know it shook the house as well as made our power go on and off. Going to our friends at noon today to spend a good part of the day (maybe a bit of shopping). Today my... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:24:10 EST Saturday My daughter-in-law stopped over with my grandson Kai (Hezekiah) yesterday for 2 hours as I have not seen them since July. Was going to the Yankee Peddler today but mother nature took care of that. Will try for next Saturday. At 2 a.m. a strike of thunder was so loud that my DH & I sat up in bed and said "what was that". I know it shook the house as well as made our power go on and off. Going to our friends at noon today to spend a good part of the day (maybe a bit of shopping). Today my... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:24:08 EST Friday Today's plan...walk a bit on the treadmill and stop as soon as I feel my knee is not cooperating. Volunteer at hospital from noon to 4. Eldest son to stop after work and we are going to the Apple Festival 1/2 mile up the street for a few. My daughter-in-law from my youngest son may stop around 5:30 with my grandson. I haven't seen them since the end of July. He was 5 months old on the 14th. I pray for a good weekend. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:38:01 EST Thursday Laying low today...babysitting my two granddaughters. Have a lovely day. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:55:33 EST Wednesday Rainy day here and I feel it in my bones and head. It is a peaceful day babysitting. Drama free for now. Hope you had a very nice Wednesday. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:30:47 EST Tuesday Am in a rut. My 30 year old son messed up again...big time. It is so hard to see my DH so sad. It is so hard carrying the weight of everyone and everything. I have to be strong because I hold things together. Yep, trying to put on a happy face and not letting them see how I am hurting. Hope you have a lovely day. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:41:06 EST Monday 50 Minutes on treadmill, dropped my 4 year old granddaughter off for her first day of pre-school (8:45 to 11:45), my 4 month old granddaughter is at the Cleveland Clinic with her parents for 3 appointments today, and I am currently bringing Halloween decorations out of storage to start that today since I don't have them both to babysit. Please pray for my youngest son Paul who is really struggling right now. Thank you. Have a lovely day. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:35:57 EST Sunday All I have to say is.... <em>39</em> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:33:57 EST Saturday And the old saying goes... "No matter how good or bad things are, they will change"... Not so good right now...praying for a change soon. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 06:18:39 EST Happy Friday Computer work, 110 minutes treadmill, getting dressed and off to volunteer at the hospital for 4 hours and then doctor's appt. at 4:15. It will calm down around 6 p.m.! Have a great Friday and weekend. Fri, 9 Sep 2016 10:12:47 EST Thursday Up at 5 for computer stuff and then 80 minutes on treadmill at only 1 mile per 20 minutes as starting back slowly. Watching the 4 month and 4 year old granddaughters until 4 p.m. and then my daughter will color my hair here. Forty schools are closed in Cleveland due to the heat index today but only constellation schools here in Elyria. The kids will have another 90 to 95 degree day in the classrooms without air conditioning. Feel like calling the news station but I won't. Yesterday a tea... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 08:04:35 EST Happy Hump Day Up at 5 to get on here and walk a bit before kids come for the day. My BFF is coming around 10 to visit with us. Have a lovely day! Wed, 7 Sep 2016 05:43:05 EST Tuesday...Back to babysitting.... Up at 5 a.m. to do a bit of computer work and then 60 minutes on the treadmill at a much slower pace than normal. My 4 month old granddaughter, Charlotte, is sitting on my lap in amazement of my hitting these keys and the screen. Have a lovely day! Tue, 6 Sep 2016 07:50:50 EST Happy Labor Day For my labor I worked in the yard from 8 to 11 a.m. pulling weeds as wanted to get done before it gets in the upper 80's. Off to Jared's to get my ring fixed that was cut off in June when I fell and broke my ring finger knuckle! Plan is to eat smart today and perhaps get in the yard a bit more. Have a lovely day. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:47:24 EST Happy Labor Day Church and then family cookout about 1 1/2 hrs. from home. Have a wonderful day and go for the better choices in food! Sun, 4 Sep 2016 07:52:38 EST Saturday Grocery shopping and a slow day. Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:07:57 EST Friday, Sept. 2 Good Friday morning. Plan is to finally go into volunteer at the hospital today as I have been off for a month due to bursitis in my left knee cap. I feel like I don't need a cane this morning so I am going to go in and hope I can stay for 4 hours. Have a great weekend! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 07:46:19 EST Happy September Here's to the first day of a successful month! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:53:18 EST Wednesday This is a month today that my left knee has been not functioning so well. I miss my walking/running. All in good time. Here's to the last day of August and to a great and successful September. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:51:35 EST Tuesday Up at 6 a.m. for computer work until 7:15. Watching the 4 month and 4 year old granddaughters today. It is 12:30 and I am still in my PJ's. DH is at work, so no one knows! Have a wonderful day. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:38:07 EST Monday Woke up at 2 a.m. and fought to sleep after that so got out of bed at 5:30. At least I had about 4 not interrupted hours. Today I get the 4 month and 4 year olds until 1:30 and then I leave the 4 year old with my DH and take the 4 month old to the Cleveland Clinic for a 2:30 p.m. appt. and come back into Elyria for a 4 month check up with shots. My daughter will meet me at that appt. Praying all is good and improved with my granddaughter. Thinking of calling <em>198</em> the doctor an... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:02:56 EST Sunday Have a great Sunday! Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:58:43 EST Saturday Going to Costco, Marc's and JC Penney with my daughter around 10. She said another place but I don't recall. I am just glad to be getting out with her. Going to watch her 3 daughters around 5 p.m. so they can go to a pancreatic fundraiser for their friends mother. Have a lovely day. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:48:33 EST Dag Nab It! Starting limping again yesterday and same this morning so I can't exercise and can't volunteer at the hospital. Have a 10:30 a.m. dentist appt. only now today. I guess I started with the walking too early and didn't give my bursitis time to heal. Going to attribute this to age! Have a great Friday and weekend. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:16:21 EST Thursday I got 6 hours sleep last night. Yea! 75 Minutes on treadmill before my daughter brought 2 grandchildren to babysit. Will be a late night with them as she has parent/teacher conferences after school. Limping a bit today so need to take the balance of the day easier. Have a lovely Thursday. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:17:13 EST Wednesday Well only 3 hrs. sleep for some reason as I should have been able to sleep since I got hardly any the night before last. Had my daughter leave the stroller in case I can get a walk in. Hope the soon to be 4 month old granddaughter takes it easy on me today and naps a couple times. Just turned The Adamm's Family on for my 4 year old granddaughter and she is enjoying the show. Need to have energy as I have a 6 p.m. wake to attend. Hope you have a nice day. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:05:18 EST Tuesday...Exhausted...Going on Adrenilin! 80 Minutes on treadmill before the 4 month & 4 year old came for me to babysit. The 7 year old started second grade today. The baby decided to stay up all day with me. Perhaps I can get her to nap tomorrow. Hope you had a good day. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:24:38 EST Monday Up at 5 a.m. to get an hour in on the treadmill before my 3 granddaughters got here for me to babysit. Left at 1:30 for the Cleveland Clinic with my son-in-law and the baby and just got home at 6 p.m. My husband watched the 4 & 7 year olds for me since I went to the clinic. Ready to relax the rest of the evening. Hope you had a nice day. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:13:57 EST Peaceful Sunday Church, choir practice and my granddaughter's first away soccer game. Home and 4 p.m. and now time to fix dinner. It has been a really nice day. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:12:10 EST Happy Friday.... Just wanted to say thank you to all my Spark friends/supporters. You are wonderful. Have a great weekend. Roxanne Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:03:26 EST My Dear Prayer Warriors! Charlotte is cancer free with no chance to turn into it. It is a hemangioendothelioma. Ultra rare but benign. It is basically a cluster of blood cell tumors on her liver which could dissolve at 12-18 months. She has a lot of them though and her liver is huge. They will start her on blood pressure medicine this morning to shrink it and my daughter and husband will stay at the clinic for 48 hours to monitor. This has a high success rate. The risk is that her liver is very big and if it ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:34:58 EST Dearest Prayer Warriors.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today they are doing an MRI on my sweet almost 4 month old granddaughter this morning to determine if the lesions all over her liver are benign or malignant and then we discuss the course of action. Please pray that they are benign. In God's name I pray. Thankyou. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:33:08 EST Calling ALL Prayer Warriors!! Please pray for my granddaughter Charlotte Josephine born April 26 as she is in the Cleveland Clinic and they found a bunch of lesions on her liver on a sonogram early this morning. She is going for an MRI this morning and biopsy. I don't understand as she is perfectly healthy, happy and talkative but her tummy was swollen. Please pray for healing. Thank you. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:13:14 EST Monday 60 Minutes treadmill and 60 minutes pulling weeds. Wanted to get more yard work done but it has rained non-stop and I have done a lot of outreach today with individuals. Sometimes life happens, when you are busy making plans! <BR> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:13:40 EST Sunday Church and treadmill. It has been a nice Sunday. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:54:17 EST Jimmy Buffet Hurricane House Party We are going to drive two hours to PA today for the day for my cousin's annual Jimmy Buffet party. First one we have gone to. I have great theme outfits for us to wear complete with straw hats with parrots and asst. items glued to them. My DH is wearing shark shorts and a lovely Hawaiin shirt and I have mine narrowed down to 2 outfits. Planning on having a lot of fun. Have a lovely day. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 07:36:45 EST Happy Friday Plan is to go down on the treadmill and try to walk slowly for 10 to 20 minutes and then do a bit of shopping with my daughter later. Have a lovely day. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:07:37 EST