SENIMMO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SENIMMO SENIMMO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Good Bye, RatRat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188962 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd386605-88f4-4015-8dbc-b0c6cfb3f8c7.jpg"> This is the last photo I have of my Son's little dog, Leo. It was taken 4 days ago. Today, Leo got attacked in his own yarn while he was on a leash. My big dog raised a ruckus right after I had let Leo out, so I went right back out and there was a bug dog trying to get under my porch, I went out and had to drag Leo out from under the porch to bring him in the house, he felt wet, so I took him in and se... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:33:42 EST Almost lost it today- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188320 More computer problems, software issues, tech problems, etc. I HATE asking for help, but I did it. And? <BR> <BR> No one who was here had a clue, the tech guy was out, no one was answering emails that early, and when I called tech support, the girl was a snot and had me so upset by treating me like I was stupid that I was ready to drop my whole program again. <BR> <BR> A whole lot of things just ganged up on me this morning. They insist on using our little campus for "community projects" li... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:05:26 EST A less wild wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187748 Market was good. Weather was great, warmer than forecast said it would be, but that's normal. Sold a few skeins of handspun yarns and more scrubbies. Geez, I need to get more of those things made! <BR> <BR> I'm taking a rest break before I start working on school stuff. I was "bad" and stopped and got fast food, but it's so hot and I hurt so bad, I probably won't eat much of it. My sandwich will probably be lunch and dinner both and the onion rings are most likely going to be pet treats (the... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:47:46 EST Rebounding Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186898 I'm bouncing back from the computer crash (literally, not software) pretty well. I have my Ethics homework all caught up, turned in, and graded (currently pulling an A!). I've got QuickBooks "updating company files" for the past 10 minutes (at which point I said scr@w it, and left it run in the background and came to spark a bit!), and haven't had a vending machine binge yet. I'm actually planning on not doing it at all, but I've been known to swan dive off the wagon before... <BR> <BR> Oh, ... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:25:42 EST Cats and Computers-and non-relevant ranting :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186258 Not necessarily the best combination in the world. My cat trashed my laptop yesterday <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9808a9d-c609-4c0e-829d-d3e0a4d8886d. computer"> <BR> Now you see what I meant with yesterday's blog! <BR> <BR> I haven't gone to school to see if the kids can help me with this thing yet. I'm trying to do as much on my own as I can. I've made progress, I can access my email, I've got my school website saved (including my password!), I managed to get spark in... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:35:05 EST Kitten vs. Laptop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185959 Score: kitten 1 <BR> Laptop 0 <BR> <BR> Mom minus $400 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Will be online once new laptop is up and running. Geek squad wanted 3 DAYS. I'm going to ask the IT kids at school for help in the morning. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:44:57 EST And another blog bites the dust... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185459 Clicked post and whole blog went *POOF* <BR> <BR> I'm too tired to redo it. Have a great night. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:51:07 EST Frantic but fabulous friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184879 I did a TON of quickbooks homework, took the test 3 times (lowest grade was a 76, highest 84) and then gave up because I just can't get my brain to cooperate with processing the questions properly. Sigh, It's as good as it's going to get. And it's good enough. <BR> <BR> I've still got more stuff to get done, but it will work out. Hubs came in tonight and will stay until Monday morning, so he will help me with markets this weekend and be gone in time for me to get my schoolwork done instead o... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:45:16 EST Thank Goodness Thursday was better!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184179 Even though I did get a parking ticket <em>2</em> I was told "they never enforce the time limit in the student lot". Well, today they did. And it cost me $15. You know what? The tutoring and not having to hike from the back 40 were TOTALLY worth the $15! <BR> <BR> I got 4.5 of my 6 chapters of work done, learned 4 different ways to fix mistakes, had the kids at school lose and then re-istall my task bar (now I've got the computer thinking it's never been used and it wants me to do the "to... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:55:22 EST The Wednesday from hell- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183674 That's what today felt like. I am SO glad it's almost over. And that I've made the progress I've made and handled it without an all day stress binge. <BR> <BR> It started with rain this morning, but it was supposed to clear out by 9ish and not start again until later in the afternoon. So, I went ahead and picked up some fruit and a turkey lunchable, the stuff to make new signs for my business, and headed up to storage to pack the car for the day. I managed to load the car, but twisted my ank... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:05:28 EST So much going on- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182609 In the midst of my good news and positive things going on, there are unspeakable tragedies happening. Unimaginable hatred and horror. I grieve for all of those involved. I pray for them. <BR> <BR> This may not make sense, but I pray for the perpetrators. I pray that their souls find some measure of understanding how misguided and horrific their actions were and repent. <BR> <BR> I pray that the victims (in which I include everyone touched by the events) eventually find peace and are able t... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:25:06 EST Not perfect, but it's ok! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181946 My day isn't going exactly as I had planned, but it's ok! <BR> <BR> I didn't get up and go to the pool. I DID spend two hours stretching and reaching and cutting fabric. Ok, so it wasn't such a good idea with my hand the way it is, but I worked slowly and took breaks. That's why it took 2 hours instead of half an hour. It's still OK. <BR> <BR> The storms are finally over, and I'm having a less than perfect breakfast, but that's also ok. I'm logging it and going to stay within my calorie ra... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:24:30 EST Sunday Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181559 Markets are picking up. Hubs helped with sales today and getting stuff organized so I can get the work done that I need to do before Wednesday. <BR> <BR> I'll be able to get my homework caught up on Monday and Tuesday, plus get some more bibs made, some double towels crocheted, and some more scrubbies made. I may or may not get bag holders made, but I will do what I can without compromising my schoolwork. <BR> <BR> I didn't do well with my food choices today, but I know I have to start gett... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:25:35 EST Holy crap, talk about a turnaround! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180871 Hubs actually got some stuff done, I get an email inviting me join phi theta kappa (honor society!) Yesterday morning and late last night I got an award notice from my scholarship application. I won TWO scholarships and didn't even have my GPA posted to apply for any of the honor roll scholarships! This is really going to take a load off this fall. <BR> <BR> Having an extra 9 credits paid for that I don't have to pay back will make it much easier to afford the travel every week to green bay... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:18:08 EST NSV-sort of... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180374 I went to dr today about my hand. Still having issues, got another huge list of "don't do's". ugh. <BR> the only good thing was that I believe I actually weigh less than Hubs now! Not by much, certainly, but still! <BR> <BR> I took my quickbooks test yesterday and managed to get a B, so I'm happy with that. It should have been a 100, but I was fighting migraine, so 84 ain't half bad! <BR> <BR> I'm working on towels and spinning today. Need to get stock made up for the holiday weekend comin... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:17:39 EST So much for my streak :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179563 Things were so hectic yesterday I didn't get on to get my spark stuff done. Sigh. I hate the streak thing. Zero is so Depressing. oh well. <BR> <BR> Sales were pretty sad yesterday, but it's ok. Hubs had 15 lesions removed yesterday afternoon for his cancer condition. Nothing to panic over! He was without meds for 2 months (thanks Greyhound for losing luggage and not even looking for it until you got a formal notice of insurance claim for the loss!) so his lesion count is way up. Doc removes... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:49:55 EST What do you call it- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178279 if Monday is manic and Tuesday is even MORE hectic??? <BR> <BR> Oh, yeah, for me, it's a typical tuesday <em>246</em> I'm going to be spending all day on Tuesdays at the college working on homework for quickbooks and taking my ethics class. I had to have Hubs go buy me a fan for my classroom. It's more like a cell. No windows, very small. They call it a "conference room". I call it a panic attack waiting to happen. Claustrophobia and this little room are not going to make good companions. ... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:21:10 EST I need music! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177678 It's been a "manic Monday" for sure! I got up early and got a start on the college assignments for the summer. Holy crap, what was I thinking?? I know, I say that ALL the time. I'm just trying to deal with all of it and stay sane. <BR> <BR> With all of the stuff I've got going on, I need to try to get son and hubs to make me an mp3 player and load it with music I like and recognize to keep me going and help me deal with stuff and keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> I didn't do so hot today with m... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 14:38:29 EST Graduation Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176989 We're leaving shortly for son's graduation ceremony. Market went ok, nothing to brag about, but we expected that with having to pack up early for graduation. <BR> <BR> Son has to go to work immediately after the ceremony, so nothing special going on tonight. Hubs and I will probably stop and grab salads on the way home after we drop son off at work. Then I plan to crash early since I have to spend the day at college catching up on stuff that didn't get done yesterday with the migraine. Sigh... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:08:08 EST It was one of those days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176543 Hubs ended up working for me because I had a massive migraine, still feel lousy, but tomorrow is son's graduation after market, so I've got to make it work. <BR> <BR> Early to bed tonight and LONG day tomorrow. I can do this. Sat, 4 Jun 2016 20:57:33 EST And so it begins... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175689 Hubs is home, got in around midnight Wednesday. For those of you who don't know, Hubs drives a truck. All lower 48, no Canada and certainly not mexico. Sometimes he's home every couple of weeks, sometimes only a few times a year. Sometimes he's home overnight, sometimes for a few weeks. This trip, we're contemplating a month (ish). It depends how badly they get on my nerves <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I've been up and getting things done for the past 3+ hours. Hubs is still snoozing. sigh. Th... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:48:44 EST Hubs is home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175023 He got in around midnight. I wasn't quite asleep yet. We talked until we fell asleep! <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and made him biscuits and gravy for breakfast. My measured portion in in a bowl cooling enough to eat, lol. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to keep up with spark while he's home, but we all know how that tends to go! He's annoyed with himself because he's been eating a lot of salads and still gaining weight. We'll see how he feels about sparking with me. Maybe getting to the pool... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:32:18 EST Getting antsy- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174325 Hubs should be home any day and son still hasn't verified times for graduation or practice. AND they have him scheduled to work all weekend! I haven't heard yet if they've gotten than fixed or not. <BR> <BR> I'll be waking the dragon shortly to find out. lol. <BR> <BR> I did a crapton of spinning yesterday and going to do more today. I'm debating trying to get wool washed if I can't get son to help out. He's back on that only doing things half-a$$ed kick. I'm about to give him one, right in... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:52:17 EST Getting there- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173627 Slowly, but surely, I'm getting on track. I logged what I plan to eat today and came in within my calorie range. And I'm fairly good about actually eating what I've pre-logged, so I am good there. <BR> <BR> I didn't go to the gym this morning, but that's not a huge deal. I'm going to be spinning yarn and folding laundry and getting stuff done, so I will be moving and getting some calories burned. <BR> <BR> I've already fixed my spiniing wheel, finished plying a bobbin I started sunday, and... Tue, 31 May 2016 09:04:56 EST Where to start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173044 I'm sure you know how it goes. You've got SO many things to do, you just kind of sit and look at it or think about it and can't decide where to start, so you just keep sitting there? <BR> <BR> Yep. That's my morning...again...I KNOW that the "trick" is to just get up and get started. I had planned to do that, by going to the gym and exercising while I decided what work to do in which order to make things as easy as possible on my body, but still accomplish things. The gym closes at 11. There... Mon, 30 May 2016 11:55:29 EST In spite of myself :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172594 The market today was amazing, even though my products and I got soaked at the end <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> Good friends helped me pack and load the wet stuff and I went and spent over 2hours unpacking and hanging things in my storage. I won't be able to work in there for a few days, because there are racks everywhere and towels hanging from every single place I could get to. <BR> <BR> Sales were great, customers were complimentary (only one cranky one). And the best part ?... Sun, 29 May 2016 18:00:07 EST And another rant, sort of :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172012 It's not a bad thing. I'm actually doing pretty good with working alone at the markets and getting MUCH better at letting whatever I can manage be good enough. One not so great thing today was they let a vendor in one of the markets who is known for stealing product ideas and designs from other people. I asked the lady that runs the market to please not put her next to me, I work very hard to come up with original designs and products and really don't want to make it easy for her to steal the... Sat, 28 May 2016 16:27:39 EST Well, that kind of stunk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171273 I was spinning yarn yesterday on my older, faster spinning wheel and the footman connector broke again! It seems like the thing breaks every year and the backorder for the part is usually 6 months or more. Sigh. Isn't it always something? <BR> <BR> I'm going to try working with the other wheel later, but I've got a show tomorrow (that I just found out about last night?!) and bills to get paid today, so it's going to have to wait. With as busy as I am and as much running as I have to do, I sh... Fri, 27 May 2016 09:20:20 EST What was I thinking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170636 I went to green bay yesterday to pick up the cake for my son's birthday (it's actually today, but he wants a bonfire tomorrow. today is a school day for most of his friends.) He was supposed to stay home, pick up his dirty clothes from all over the apartment (my whole house looks like a dorm room <em>234</em> ) and do the weed whacking in the yard for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I called the house around 1, and he had already taken off. I got home around 6 and he had done 1 load of wash. Out of ... Thu, 26 May 2016 09:07:27 EST One day and one step at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170013 Little steps. I'm working on getting better about my meal choices. Most days its good. Some not so good. So far, I haven't gone on any raging binges. Now, if I can just keep myself on track. <BR> <BR> I had wanted to take a little time for myself this morning and blog, but son's little dog is whining at my feet wanting out. Once I get up and doing things around the house, I'm not going to get back to this. Sigh. One day, one step, I can do this. <BR> Wed, 25 May 2016 09:10:11 EST So tired, but it's good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169011 I thought about staying in bed and just babying my legs all day, but I didn't. I haven't done as much as I may have liked, but I did some moving around today. I spun 3 bobbins of yarn singles, did a load of wash, put the trash out, did some grocery shopping. It's good enough. <BR> <BR> I did buy fast food, but I was careful about what I got and I logged it. There are good things about my dogs being spoiled beggars, lol. They got most of the fast food, so my calories weren't insanely high. De... Mon, 23 May 2016 19:05:15 EST One down, a season to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168304 The first market was today, after the festival day yesterday. Sales were down, of course, but it wasn't a bust, so I'm happy with it. <BR> <BR> I had to ask my friends for a lot more help than I would have liked, but I just can't do it all myself. Not at this weight, so another motivator. Gotta get to where I'm more self-able. <BR> <BR> Hubs may or may not make it for son's birthday, son said he's really ok if Hubs isn't here, but he doesn't like saying so because then he looks like an ung... Sun, 22 May 2016 19:20:47 EST The festival was FABULOUS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167730 We couldn't have asked for better weather, and I managed fine without the stuff son left in storage. oops. I let it be ok. I didn't have much choice, lol. <BR> <BR> It did take me a lot longer and was a lot harder than I thought it would be to get things set up. And I ended up tearing one of the tent walls already. I lost my balance trying to unfasten it this morning. Then tonight, we couldn't get it to fasten correctly. I had asked son to put different hooks on it, but he said "it's not TH... Sat, 21 May 2016 19:29:21 EST Hmm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167036 Frantically trying to get everything done that needs doing. My body is NOT cooperating or happy about ANY of it. I grabbed fast food and just logged it. Not sure which idea was worse...I knew it was high in calories, but didn't realize one meal was 2 entire DAYS of calories! OW. <BR> <BR> Good thing I'm already planning and working on packing meals for the weekend! And now I know what NOT to grab when I'm in a hurry! YIKES! Taking my Alli pills will help alleviate some of it, but it's going... Fri, 20 May 2016 14:56:03 EST Worth it and NOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166505 I made it to the pool this afternoon. 22 minutes of workout and about died doing it, but it was worth it. The 45+ minutes it took to figure out where spark moved my exercise list to and how to find my exercise favorites, TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to make the best of it, but I am absolutely LOATHING the new "improved" spark. I posted on the message board, sent email asking how I can make it even REMOTELY SIMILAR to the way it USED TO BE. I got the same form letter that every ... Thu, 19 May 2016 19:58:36 EST What the???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165674 So, I started getting back on track and logged in today to get some things tracked and my WHOLE dang PAGE has been REARRANGED??? <BR> <BR> I guess it's yet another of sparks "improvements" that never make anything better. Every dang time I learn how to navigate the site, and get over the frustrations and setbacks from having to deal with the changes, they change the dang thing AGAIN. <BR> <BR> Like there aren't enough problems trying to find support to get weight off when you're struggling ... Wed, 18 May 2016 15:31:13 EST Not exactly according to plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164040 But I'm trying to get better about letting things be okay. I had planned to be up and having things well under way by 8. I didn't get up until 8:30 and son is still snoring (not literally, he's just still sleeping). <BR> <BR> Hubs won't be home to help me do things I need to get done for the festival and son just flat out won't, so I'm going to be making a LOT of adjustments there. Sigh. Having to depend on other people is NOT easy. Especially when I'm used to being the one who is DOING the ... Mon, 16 May 2016 10:38:52 EST Making the most of things- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163592 That's what I'm currently working on. Trying to accomplish the most good with the least amount of pain. It looks like Hubs and I are going to be investing in a farm truck. Hubs wants a big truck to play with, but we don't have anywhere to put one or anywhere for him to play off-road with one. A friend of ours needs a big enough truck to work on their farm. They are more than willing to let Hubs come out and drive the truck in the fields that aren't in use in exchange for use of the truck for ... Sun, 15 May 2016 18:56:57 EST Grades are in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162629 And I got the A I was hoping for in accounting. That gives me a GPA of just over 3.8 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I've also arranged for help next week setting up and raking down. Also decided to stay home tomorrow if it looks like rain. <BR> <BR> Son in being slightly more helpful, too. I will take whatever progress I can get! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. Sat, 14 May 2016 08:09:01 EST It happens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161868 I'm in one of those really crappy moods right now. I just found out that not only will Hubs not be home early next week, he won't be home in time for the festival. At all. <BR> <BR> Which means I have to figure out a way to do all of the work myself. And I am in absolutely NO condition to even TRY. Not at all in a good mood over it. <BR> <BR> Even less happy at the possibility of having to choose between dropping out of school and giving up my business. <BR> <BR> This has the potential t... Fri, 13 May 2016 00:25:43 EST DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161090 I finished both of my tests and got the project done. Well, done enough to take the test with it, anyway. <BR> <BR> I won't know for up to 3 days how I did. ugh. I think I did pretty well, but I thought that about that stupid apps and proc. class on the computer too, and barely got a c for that. <BR> <BR> I have a real shot at an A, though! I did the extra credit, so that's worth 50 points for the semester. That should guarantee me a b at least. which means my GPA is either going to be 3.5 ... Wed, 11 May 2016 21:14:48 EST Wondering... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159977 if I'm going to look good bald, when I tear my hair out over all the "stuff" going on <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Actually, things are going much better. I've gotten more of the accounting figured out and I'm going to work on it more later today, I'm in the process of deciding if I want to put the accounting off for a few hours and take my final for word today or if I want to wait and take the final Thursday... <BR> <BR> We'll see what happens in a few when I get off the computer and start w... Tue, 10 May 2016 09:33:33 EST Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158195 I'm working on my accounting project for my final test and grade and it's not going nearly as well as I had hoped. I've already put in twice as much time as they said it "should" take to finish it and I'm not even half done. My numbers are NOT matching the check figures they gave us. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure I'm right and one of the check figures is wrong, but I'm waiting on verification from the instructor. Every time the tutor says I'm doing it right, I end up losing crazy amounts of poi... Sat, 7 May 2016 11:32:48 EST So, I decided- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156844 I'm not dropping everything to run out to take care of my mom. I talked to my sister and niece extensively, and though mom IS sick, she's not nearly as bad as she's making it out. <BR> <BR> And I'm not going to feel guilty about putting my education and future ahead of mom's drama. Been there, done that. It sucked. And it took me decades to recover from. Not going back there. EVER. <BR> <BR> I AM working on finishing up my courses asap, though. Just in case she decides to throw enough of a... Thu, 5 May 2016 09:54:29 EST Stuff:-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155689 I talked to my mother today, she's got herself worked into a tizzy again. And she's actually sick. I think she's afraid of being alone, this sick, and dying alone. I think she's beginning to realize she's alienated the few people she has left. <BR> <BR> I don't really know what to do for her. I'm trying, though. I've talked to Hubs and I may be making a trip down to her place. I've got that little washer I can let her have to use and there are some things she needs done that she can't manage... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:21:40 EST Almost there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154976 10 more days and I will have survived my first semester back at college! <BR> <BR> I'm turning in the rest of the semester's work for English tomorrow, that's a week early. Yay! I still have to finish an excel project, do two more chapters of accounting homework, get the accounting project done, take 2 accounting tests, and finals for word and excel. Then I'm done until the first of june. Then back to full time school plus markets for the summer. Holy cow! <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure I'm endi... Mon, 2 May 2016 17:35:22 EST May Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154184 When I was younger, May day always meant flowers. I wish it still did. Maybe next year I will ask hubs to send me some. Or if he's home, help me plant some. We'll see. <BR> <BR> I've been working on my crafting all day. I haven't gotten as much done as I would like, but more than I thought I would. I may have to run to green bay this week for some commercially spun wool, but I'll jump that bridge when I get to it. <BR> <BR> I was going to order some wool today to spin, but the company I us... Sun, 1 May 2016 18:09:36 EST I passed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153114 I passed that apps test. Barely, but I passed. I needed 100% on the homework for the last 2 chapters, which I got pretty easily once the instructor explained what the textbook was asking for (even he admitted it was pretty confusing what they wanted). And I needed at least a 60 on the last test. <BR> <BR> But, the homework gets done on paper out of the book and then put into the computer. I'm getting better with that. <BR> <BR> The test, on the other hand...25 questions, all worded very sim... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:26:43 EST trade offs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151479 I redid the apps test today. Managed to do the amortization table right. And messed up everything else. I got an even lower score than I did for not having the table done right. <BR> <BR> I mailed the instructor and asked what grade I have to have to pass the class. I'm unfortunately going to have to deal with him on a regular basis. He's the head of the accounting department <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I really want this training and degree, but I really don't learn from this guy's method of... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:28:06 EST And anther F :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150889 I'm still struggling with the computer learning thing. It's not going nearly as well as I wish it was, that's for sure! <BR> <BR> I'm not understanding how the functions on the calculator work and it's making me crazy. But I'm retaking the test either tonight or tomorrow and I'll figure it out. Not sure how, yet, but I will get there. All I need right now is a D and I will be okay with it. If I can manage to get a higher grade, great. if not, well...It is what it is. <BR> <BR> On the other ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:32:06 EST