SENIMMO's SparkPeople Blog SENIMMO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Just ARGH! Things were going fairly well today, even with being exhausted from the overnight drive to get Hubs. <BR> <BR> We got my dr appointment in, got my new rx, got Hubs scheduled for more treatments, and went ahead and robbed peter to pay paul and buy furniture for the boys so they both have comfortable sleeping arrangements. <BR> <BR> At which point, my son decided since what he wants and needs has not been taken care of, he can be a butt to me. <BR> <BR> He threw a fit when the phone rang bec... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:00:20 EST Mondays blog that wasn't Because I didn't have time. Parts are going to take several days, so Hubs asked me to come get him. <BR> <BR> I'm not used to 200 mile drives any more, but I managed. I'm exhausted this morning though. Waiting to see Dr about the neuropathy. Will try to post more later. .. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:40:14 EST Sunday was Not as profitable as I had hoped, but not as bad as I had feared. I broke even, because I paid son and bought fresh produce. I hate paying $1.25 for a single tomato and $4 for a medium bag of leaf lettuce, but I love the lady who grows it and i have to get back in the habit. <BR> <BR> Did I mention that my baker friend (who is also amazing!) is making me small loaves of breads now? I can convince my brain that it's had a whole sandwich and still have less than a half sandwich out of one of t... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:12:04 EST Awesome Sales today were up. Embroidered towels are starting to really take off. I had several people today say they really want the hanging tops on them. So, I came home and made 2 up for a lady who is leaving tomorrow and delivered them to her hotel. <BR> <BR> My pos singer quit working on me again and there is no time for me to work on it, so Hubs said go get another one because if I don't have the towels done, every single one of those people who want them are going to show up tomorrow! <BR> ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:25:07 EST So... yesterday's blog evidently didn't post. Like that's anything new with windows8?? yeah. not so much. sigh. <BR> <BR> I planned to go to the gym this morning, even got up at 0430. And found kids sleeping in the living room. I don't mind this, but it means they moved my swim bag and I was NOT about to wake grumpy teen boys to find my gear. Nope. No way!!. That's like waking a bear from hibernation. Not a good idea. <BR> <BR> So I started working. Not working working, but spinning. I want to kn... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:09:24 EST Wednesday work My morning market went well for sales, in spite of rain, no tent, extra tables left in car and a kid that was supposed to work with me and decided to stay home to clean his room. That is fine, except he promised he would take the extra stuff OUT of the car and put the tent IN the car to make things easier for me today. He didn't. <BR> <BR> And the room he stayed home to clean? Yeah. still not done. They slept until after 11 this morning. I am SO not happy. He is mad at me because I grounded ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:48 EST Korea&Vietnam vet in need of prayers!!! I just found out that my uncle is battling severe mental and emotional disorders due to the time he spent in the military in Korea and Vietnam. He has been writing suicide notes and calling his son and emergency personnel threatening suicide for quite some time. <BR> <BR> According to my mom, the last time she talked to him (over a year and a half ago?!!?) he didn't recognize her and said "I don't know you and I don't talk to strangers" and hung up on her. <BR> <BR> I don't know WHY I"m jus... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:59:46 EST I made it- I was at the gym when they opened! I was smart about my workout as well. I started out slow, did 20 squats and 25 pushup on the wall ( in water about mid - thigh deep, so it's a good strength exercise) then some warmups, 20 minutes of light aerobics and 20 minutes of jogging in place (in water chest to shoulder deep). <BR> <BR> It felt SO weird with short hair! Afterwards I used a blow dryer for the first time in years...I think the last time was when my dad died in 2010. That was also very ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:07:51 EST So, Sunday... Wasn't too bad. It was cold and cloudy, but didn't rain. Sales were so-so, but that's fine. <BR> <BR> I forgot to take my meds last night, so I didn't sleep well. I will NOT be forgetting them tonight!! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to guesstimate how much stock I will need for next year and how much it will cost to get all the materials. It's scary. If I triple my sales again next year (which is entirely possible and highly probable with the new embroidered line) I will have to sink most, if not al... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:51:43 EST Sunk Saturday- With all the rain today, I felt like I was drowning at times. Sales were in the tank, obviously. It happens. I just tend to get frustrated with these long slow spells. <BR> <BR> And the Mama Drama doesn't help. Yes, she's at it again (still? she DID take a break for a few months...) I got an email today saying that her yarn had already shipped, so I sent her a text to let her know it was already on it's way. <BR> <BR> She complained that I didn't specify whether it was ups or regular mail.... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:22:10 EST My Friday is NOT going to stink- Even though it's only 330 am and I've already been up for an hour with a headache, I am NOT going to let my Friday be crappy. <BR> <BR> I had 4 Mondays in a row this past week. Today is going to be better. <BR> <BR> The best day I had all week was Tuesday, that was when I cut my hair for Locks of Love. I'm still liking the cut, even though it's still not cooperating as much as I would like. It will learn. <BR> <BR> I finally talked to Hubs last night after 2 days of not being able to reach... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:52:26 EST In another "mood" Thanks mom. The title should warn you that this is probably going to end up being another rant. sigh. it happens/. <BR> <BR> I was already not having a great week (sales have been down, drama with son getting stood up for a date, then getting texted by person who stood him up asking for another chance, swimsuit missing, car repairs that led to MORE car repairs, the rear view falling off on the way home yesterday, etc. etc etc.) and was at the repair shop AGAIN this morning when my mom started drama agai... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:45:24 EST You asked for it- So here is the new haircut after I donated nearly a foot of it to Locks of Love. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It looks much better in person, I am not a fan of "selfies"-they never look good for me. (At least I make sure I never take or post an inappropriate one!) <BR> <BR> Markets were slow today, but I still feel good about the hair, so it doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of the week! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:15:03 EST Tuesday in the rain I'm taking the car in later for it's tires and oil change. It is pouring rain again, but it's not bad. I like it raining. Beats 90 degrees, that's for sure! <BR> <BR> I still haven't found my swimsuit, but that's ok too. I'm still in a pretty good mood!' <BR> <BR> I got the banking done already this morning (now that I've finally learned how to do THAT online!) and worked on the gofundme page ( <link> </link> ) It's getting off the ground a bit. I still need as many... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:54:52 EST Feeling good about myself today I went to get my hair trimmed today. All I planned to do was get the split ends cut off and the length evened out a little. I had no intention of getting it cut short. Absolutely NONE. <BR> <BR> Then I was talking to my friend that was going to cut it at the salon and said I didn't think it is ever going to get long enough to cut and donate. She said she thought it was long enough. We measured and it was!! <BR> <BR> So, I got a new SHORT haircut. She didn't want to cut it, because she knows... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:57:35 EST Too dang early! The alarm went off at 0430 and I actually dragged myself out of bed without hitting the snooze button! Not even once! WOO HOO yay me! <BR> <BR> I went to get my bag together and get my suit on to go to the pool. Hubs' trunks are on the dryer, Son's are IN the dryer. My suit? is nowhere in sight!!?? ARGH! I can wake the kid to help hunt for it and then have him cranky all day or I can just go back to bed for a few hours and go later or tomorrow, depending on when the thing gets found. <BR> ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:09:56 EST Sunday success- Today went well at the market. Not fabulously, but that's ok. It lets me put a little more into the pig recovery fund. <BR> <BR> Hubs is sending in paperwork tomorrow for title and calling Nebraska PD (yes, AGAIN) to see what he can get them in gear doing (all the reports were STILL not filed properly when he talked to the attorney, which is a BIG part of the problem with them charging us so much to get it back! No report=not stolen. Not stolen=responsible for storage fees. Storage fees=$5,... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:17:15 EST Some good news for Saturday While I'm not going to go into specific details (other than NO, it was not incredible market sales) I am happy to say I have some good news. Actually, fantastic news. Well, potentially fantastic, anyway. <BR> <BR> We were able to come up with $2k of the $5k we need to recover the pig from sources other than our gofundme page ( <link> </link> click here to help, please!). <BR> <BR> Now, if we can just reach the right people to help with some of the rest of it! I rea... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 20:09:18 EST Friday-again... At least I've gotten some sleep this past week, so I'm not dreading the markets this weekend. <BR> <BR> I got a LOT of work done this past week while Hubs has been home, so there is potential for some nice income this week. The good sales from Wednesday morning are already spent. Hubs took son and got him registered for school yesterday while I worked, so that took a chunk of it (yet they call it "free public education"? Admittedly it's much less than when I had him in a private Catholic sch... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:42:05 EST Thursday Lots of stuff went on today, but I was too busy to blog. Now I'm too tired. Maybe tomorrow... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a good night. <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:49:50 EST Better than expected! I was going to make cupcakes last night to take to the farm market today for my birthday. I went to get ingredients and saw PINK cupcakes in the bakery. $15 for TWO DOZEN! I bought them. <BR> <BR> I took them to the market this morning and shared them with all the vendors and a few customers. One of my fellow vendors that I work with at 2 different markets every week brought me a gift this morning. Her birthday was Monday, so on Sunday I had her pick out towels for her birthday. She brought ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 20:57:06 EST Happy birthday? My birthday started with 1 of the boys oversleeping for work, Hubs skipping the shower (gee, thanks) and a text from my mother making excuses for not sending a card on time (she claims she's sending one today. Like it will get from Ohio to Wisconsin in time???) She hasn't sent one to me or son in years, I don't know why I'm supposed to be excited about it now? <BR> <BR> Not expecting the day to go well, just hoping it doesn't suck too much. <BR> <BR> Happy humpday! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:39:39 EST Our Third Anniversary Is today. It's not going to go the way I had hoped, but it's still going to be a good day. <BR> <BR> With the problems we are still having recovering the Flying Pig (click here to help <link> </link> ), the budget won't allow for furniture shopping or an extravagant dinner out. It is still fine. <BR> <BR> With the exception of the Pig problems, we are still better off than we were last year. We get a little more of a handle on things every year, so it's good. God is... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:26:46 EST So much for the gym! Not only could I NOT get Hubs out of bed this morning, I couldn't find any of my gym stuff?!? <BR> <BR> It's all MIA <em>234</em> swimsuits, gym lock, my favorite towel, the whole dang bag! <BR> <BR> I'm not amused, that's for sure. Wonder how many calories a temper tantrum burns?? <BR> <BR> I will apparently get a workout today without the pool while I clean my house looking for my stuff! <BR> <BR> sigh. It happens. Too many things going on while Hubs was home this trip for anything ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:47:36 EST Sunday- Not a good day for me at work, but it was still ok. My friends had amazing sales, so I am very happy for them. My business will be what it's meant to be. Things will be fine. <BR> <BR> I'm still praying over the flying pig and the fundraising. Again, God will do what He needs to do to make it fit in His Plan. I just have to be patient and wait to see what that is. <BR> <BR> So, wait it is. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I am going to try to get Hubs out of bed early enough to get to the pool. If he w... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:30:31 EST Walk by Faith... That's something I'm really working on with everything that is going on. <BR> <BR> I watched the movie "The Book of Eli" and I realized that I do not always lean on my faith the way I should. I try, and I pray, but I don't always TRUST. I am a work in progress, my faith is growing, and I am learning. God has a Plan and it is Perfect. That means I don't have to be, and it is OK. <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 17:27:17 EST I can't believe I'm doing this... Today's blog has nothing to do with my weight loss journey, other than the major distraction/derailment cause...Mainly Hub's truck aka Flying Pig. <BR> <BR> If you know me, you know the saga. It has been going on FOREVER and we got very bad news from the lawyer on Tuesday. It ends up that the law can't (read that as WON'T) do anything to help us. At least not in the foreseeable future. <BR> <BR> The storage fees keep adding up and the "best advice" they can give is "find a way to pay it off... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:17:14 EST Going bald- By the end of the day, I am going to have no hair. I am pulling it all out. I am in a MOOD. I am on the warpath. This is going to be a serious rage and rant blog. You have been warned. <BR> <BR> Hubs just got off the phone with the attorney in Nebraska. Their suggestion? Put your head between your knees...yeah, you know the end of that phrase. Nebraska hasnt even FILED CHARGES in court yet, because the guy is in jail in another state?!?!?! <BR> <BR> We have to find a way to pay off the sto... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:36:59 EST Bring it on- I already know what my week is looking like. I would normally be exhausted just thinking about it. I'm not. <BR> <BR> I've gotten 5 hours of straight sleep 3 of the last 4 nights, which is an improvement over 3 hours at a time for the last several weeks. I feel a little better because of that. I also took food with me for the shows all weekend and didn't binge. I feel better because of that. <BR> <BR> I KNOW what my week looks like and I've got everything planned and ready for most of it. T... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:08:15 EST Getting ready- For an incredibly hectic week. And very thankful today's sales were better than yesterdays at the art fair. It probably would have been even better had we not all been scrambling to pack up early and fast because there were storms coming in with hail across the bay!! YIKES!!! <BR> <BR> It was still ok, I made enough to cover the concert expenses. It's going to be fine. <BR> <BR> Our week looks like this:Monday-Hubs' MOHS surgery (he's not thrilled, but it's necessary), enptying and cleaning... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:05:54 EST Tomorrow- Will be better than today was, business-wise. Today's sales were virtually nonexistent. I didn't even make space rent back. sigh. It happens sometimes (rarely, thank goodness). I'm still not going to complain, though. I met some amazing people and tomorrow will be better. It's a percent based rent tomorrow, so poor sales mean less expense. Good sales mean I don't mind the higher rent. It all works out. <BR> <BR> I talked to the co-owner of the pie shop and he was asking when I will have more... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:30:36 EST Sooner or later... We will figure out what is making me wake up in pain. I went to the new Dr yesterday and she prescribed a new med. It looks like I may have something called Neuropathy. Which is evidently nerve damage. There are a number of things which can cause it, as well as a number of cases with no known cause. sigh. <BR> <BR> I took the medication before bed last night...and I'm up blogging at 1:30 am...She said to call her in a few days and let her know how the med is working or not working. I'm will... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:47:44 EST SO... Yesterday wasn't bad, sales wise, but it really could have been better. I'm not going to complain, though. Any day I don't go in the hole is a good one in my book. <BR> <BR> Some interesting things happened yesterday with work. At our second market, it is new, so there are people still being nasty about it not being all it was promised. Okay, 1, it is NEW. 2, people are still learning it is there. 3 we are not being charged until the promised plans are finished 4 any new venture takes at LEA... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:51:06 EST Tuesday was better- Hubs wasn't in as early as expected, but that was no big deal. The ATT guy came about the internet...I didn't know son had left dogs running loose in the house, that was bad. It got dealt with. <BR> <BR> Turns out there was a box out on one of the poles that had about 1200 feet of cable connected on only one end crammed in it. The signal was splitting and running into that dead end cable. That would be the problem! It's (supposedly) fixed now. We'll see. <BR> <BR> We took the boys out for ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:10:55 EST Tuesday is going to be better- Because? I already made it to the gym! Hubs is coming home! And I refuse to let it be another crappy day. <BR> <BR> That melatonin stuff seemed to help. I slept 5 hours instead of 3. Got some suggestions from MIL, too. <BR> <BR> Going to go in a few minutes to get Hubs' appointment moved up. If they can get him in sooner. Then get the car repair bill discrepancy fixed. Forty bucks is forty bucks! It's a weeks worth of work gas. Then I will come home and get to work on crafts. <BR> <BR> H... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:11:19 EST Yep, it was a MONDAY Lots of stuff going on (and wrong) today. Most of it eventually got sorted out, the rest will be done either tomorrow or by the end of the week...I hope. <BR> <BR> Took some doing, but we got son's work permit taken care of (a work permit for a 17 year old? really.) Found the receipt for the $40 that I paid on my car repair bill that hasn't been credited, so that will get fixed tomorrow. Called company v to see where all my rebates are (because I got ANOTHER postcard saying please send copie... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:17:00 EST Better again today- For lots of reasons. Mainly, I talked to Hubs last night and told him between his check and my market income, we are ok for next month's bills, so whenever he has freight coming this way, he should go ahead and come home instead of deadheading an a week and a half. <BR> <BR> At which point Hubs said he delivers in Milwaukee on Tuesday. WOO HOOO!!!!! Happy Dance (carefully). I'm going to see if Dr can get him in sooner for his MOHS for the Squamous. I can hope! <BR> <BR> He'll be here to he... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:49:15 EST I forgot again... I didn't blog or log yesterday. I didn't make it to the gym, I didn't do much of anything. I just was not feeling well. So I stayed in bed and napped most of the day. I got up intermittently and worked on my crafts, but when I got sleepy again, I laid back down. <BR> <BR> I don't know what keeps zapping me like this every so often, but it sure does bug me. I go to the Dr monday morning, maybe she will have some suggestions for me. I hope. <BR> <BR> I will do what I can, with what I have, an... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:16:10 EST Day off? or off day? I'm deciding what it's going to be. I think it's just going to be my day off work...sort of. <BR> <BR> I didn't get up at 430 to go to the gym. I got up at 530 and went to the gym. I really do need to start going earlier, but it's a work in progress. I have made it to the pool 2 days out of 3, so I'm making a good start. Sticking with it is my problem. <BR> <BR> I almost didn't go today, Leo had "marked" my gym bag. I just rolled my towels together, put my suit on at the house, and went. I ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:23:42 EST So today... We did our double market day. I am totally wiped out. I'm glad I didn't go to the gym first. I would have had a hard time driving home if I had been that much more tired. <BR> <BR> I took the cooler and healthy food, so that was good. I also did a bit of walking around, so that was also progress. <BR> <BR> As for the losing blogs and needing to cut and paste instead? Don't know how on the new cell (it's a galaxy 4) and the computer? Windows 8. Need I say more? Didn't think so, lol. <BR> <... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:55:26 EST The re-blog #several hundred, whatever I know the title doesn't make sense. Until you realize I'm replacing yet ANOTHER blog that disappeared in the middle of being written. <BR> <BR> ARGH. Not in the mood to rewrite a HUGE mountain of STUFF, so this is as good as it's going to get for the day. I'm exhausted and going to bed. You would have known if the blog hadn't gone POOF. <BR> <BR> Have a great day tomorrow. <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:11:01 EST Go back to sleep That's what I was thinking when the alarm went off at O'dang it's early. I did not want to go to the gym. I went. SStill need to track it. <BR> <BR> I'm having breakfast out then plan to get on all the errands and crafting. <BR> <BR> I also got on scale. It said OW! No, not really. It was actually down. 322.8. I will take it. <BR> <BR> Now to go track breakfast, gym, and weight! <BR> <BR> Have a good Monday. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:12:38 EST Hubs is at it-AGAIN!?! <em>345</em> Amazing, incredible, wonderful, fabulous, did I say awesome?? Hubs did it again last night. <BR> <BR> We had started discussing the possibility of an embroidery machine since we all know how reliable my mom is going to be working for me. Hers was several THOUSAND dollars (as in I could have bought a new car!) and though she did do some work with it and make a few hundred dollars (2 if I'm not mistaken), it wasn't enough to justify that kind of machine! <BR> <BR> I obviously d... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:39:28 EST Glad Saturday work is done Long days with lots of people looking and making a mess out of things and putting dirty hands on EVERYTHING make for a very cranky Seni. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness I was smart enough to NOT put the expensive sweaters out today. I would have ended up in trouble for telling people to either stop pulling on them or pay for the damage they cause! <BR> <BR> What is it about going on vacation that makes GROWN ADULTS think they need to (and have the right to) TOUCH EVERYTHING and make a mess, knock... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:51:51 EST Where did it go?? Yet another blog disappeared yesterday! I spent over a half hour fighting with the "smart"phone doing it, and today it's not on the website??!!?? ARGH! <BR> <BR> Not doing it over. Not going to, can't make me, I'm in a MOOD. My allergies are acting up really bad, my eyes are itchy, I'm in the mood for retail therapy and the budget just won't allow it (but almost all of the bills are paid for the month and the minivan has a full gas tank!). Sigh. It happens. <BR> <BR> Hubs is preplanned for ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:12:42 EST Life's short. Pray hard. I'm sure you've heard that saying. <BR> <BR> I'm praying as hard as I can, because I am not seeing anything good in my studying Hubs' condition. <BR> <BR> I know that I've known this was coming from the beginning, but that doesn't make it any easier. 10 years we've been together. It's just not enough. And it doesn't feel like it's been that long. <BR> <BR> Hubs' condition has nothing whatsoever to do with sun exposure. It is a genetic progression. Long before we met, he had been t... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:23:23 EST Snafu-aroo I think we all know the meaning of SNAFU (situation normal, all fouled up) And yesterday really had the makings of being a total FUBAR as well. (fouled up beyond any repair) <BR> <BR> I managed the stress yesterday, didn't realize until today that my blog hadnt posted. Sigh. <BR> <BR> The bank issues are settled. I didn't have to pay any fees, the deposits posted before the withdrawals and payments. If they hadn't the bank would have waived the fees because they hadn't told me about the ATM... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:54:43 EST Good weekend- Sales were back up to average today. I was happy with the overall results of the weekend. <BR> <BR> It was good and I talked to my business advisor friend. She said I have to stop letting people get to me when they say nasty things. It's not actually mean and hateful and a personal attack even though it feels like it. I promised to work on it. <BR> <BR> We'll see how I do. <BR> <BR> Today people were MUCH nicer. I talked to several people who agreed that friday was amazing and that saturd... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:32:24 EST Less up Today was absolutely horrible for sales until the last minute. I had a decent sale that gave me a number I am satisfied with, but not thrilled about. It is what it is and it is fine. <BR> <BR> I did get all those team towels done. Not a single person came back for them. Boogers. EH, it will be fine. Now I have them for later. <BR> <BR> I took the cooler and had decent food again today. Yay me!!! When the baker's daughter came around offering cheesecake for sale, I was able to say no...repe... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:52:25 EST Amazing! Sales today were off the charts for me. I am VERY happy. I was even happier that I managed to stay on track today. I had ham and cheese sandwiches for all three meals, but I had a lot of lettuce on them, and I had some yogurt, too. Not the absolute best, but SO much better than I usually do... <BR> <BR> I stopped on the way home and grabbed some towels that people were asking for (team colors) so I'm going to whip those up tonight/tomorrow. If they come back, I have them. If they don't? Som... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:14:41 EST