SENIMMO's SparkPeople Blog SENIMMO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hubs is home! Well, a few hours out, anyway. I did my market, it was a bust for most of us. We had to compete with the St. Patrick's Day parade. sigh. It is what it is and thats ok. <BR> <BR> I will go empty some stuff from the car into the shop and then head to green bay to meet Hubs for dinner. I'm thinking texas roadhouse and a rare steak, its been a rough week (gal with spot behind me at market stole more ideas and is using nearly identical product names <em>234</em> on top of everything else). ... Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:47:10 EST TGIF - I dont think i would have survived another day in the week <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> No, I didnt. But I sure was tempted. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow's another day, here's hoping it's good! <BR> <em>593</em> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:41:44 EST Nearly done with Thursday- And I've managed the week pretty well! I'm back under 320!!! And I'm ahead on schoolwork. Ok, I'm on track with schoolwork, everyone else is BEHIND. So, that ends up equaling out to me being ahead. <BR> <BR> Hubs is out East, but has medical appointments here next week, so he's going to go ahead and deadhead home. And then when he goes back out, he's going to drop a hospital bed off to a lady that needs one. It was donated to our local Habitat Restore and it happened that it was needed, we j... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:30:11 EST Almost there... Spring break starts at the end of my last class this week... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:44:43 EST Hump day... <img src=""> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:53:34 EST Tuesday... <img src=""> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:29:51 EST Tuesday accomplishments I've gotten this week's project turned in, and the one that's due after spring break is finished and in. I redid the tax project and got it in on time. And I survived the nightmare of walmart this morning to get tax software to do my son's taxes for him. <BR> <BR> UGH. Not a fan of walmart, they didn't bother having any check out staff, so I was stuck with self-check. Which resulted in the security alarm going off because of the things in the package. Sigh. I had to wait for the floor guy to... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:46:10 EST Monday-ugh. I've got the whole week ahead of me. IF I can start getting myself to understand the accounting stuff and IF I can get the grades up, it will be great. If I can't? Well, it's going to be rough. <BR> <BR> I can do rough. And as soon as I finish my blog and sparking, I'll start working on the school stuff. I don't have to LIKE it at this point, I just have to get it done. <BR> <BR> Saturday's market was good, but I forgot to pay for my space. They had scheduled a town meeting in the same spa... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:56:37 EST Daylight Savings... <img src=""> <BR> And the entire week after... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:36:37 EST Literally the end of my weekend... <img src=""> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:51:15 EST Resisting the urge to be snarky and post retorts to some of those "perfect people" who post nasty, passive aggressive jabs at others, like "I refuse to be a slave to the scale". Ok, good for you, if that works for you. Sincerely, I'm happy you found something that works for you. But it doesn't give you the right to put down people who do, or need to, weigh frequently. <BR> <BR> Why, oh WHY do some of the most frequent posters refuse to join in the spirit of equality and support for everyone on the jou... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:23:57 EST Yay! Today was farm market day up north. I was in my shop at 5am getting stuff together and made for today. I finished a custom order and was happy with the results. <BR> <BR> Sales were surprisingly good! AND the custom order got picked up at the shop after the market. <BR> <BR> Really hoping things continue to go well! <BR> <BR> I even ordered a few supplies, like packer colors of crochet thread for booties and a few hundred buttons for towels! <BR> <BR> I've got this. <em>593</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:34:18 EST Fabulous Friday This morning started off so well it's frightening! So, I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts, lol. <BR> <BR> I went to pick up some muffins and milk for breakfast and had time to kill, so I walked through walmart. I came across the towel print that I just got a request for. I didn't buy them at walmart originally last year, so I didn't think I'd be able to get them again! I grabbed all 6 packs (there is only one of the print I need per pack, but the other towels are usable for other customers... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:20:51 EST Is it Friday yet? No? Dang. I really want this week over. I need a fresh start. <BR> <BR> And time with Hubs. That will help. <BR> <BR> Lots going on, will get it figured out soon. <BR> <BR> I've got this. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:35:07 EST Being kind to myself- I got on the scale this morning. It said 321.7. I started to kick myself, then realized, Um, Dork? You're on the scale in CLOTHES!? <BR> <BR> Yeah, I need to remember to cut myself a little slack! <BR> <BR> So, I'm doing that today. I'm being kind to myself. I'm letting it be ok that the scale was back over 320, because I'm pretty sure my pants weigh over a pound, lol. <BR> <BR> A year ago, would have had myself worked into a tizzy over it. And probably binged on a half dozen donuts (OK, a... Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:38:52 EST Spring snowstorm I'm literally snowed in until son comes to dig me out. <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> Campus closed, but we still had class. Gotta love the internet? It is what it is. <BR> <BR> I did try to get out, it didn't go well. I ended up cold and soaking wet and didn't even get off the porch. That was about 6 hours ago and it's still snowing like mad. <BR> <BR> I'm ready for a warm vacation! Thank goodness Hubs will be home in less than 2 weeks, that will help my disposition! <BR> <BR> I did eat decen... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 16:49:50 EST Ready for Monday to's 10 am... I'm having a typical Monday. You know, the kind from He##. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness it's going to get better soon! One more monday, then Hubs will be here for the next one. Oh, wait, that one's not going to be stellar, either, he has to go for his medical tests. Yay. I get to sit in a waiting room and pray while he's under general anesthetic. It will be fine. He will be fine. I can deal with whatever comes. <BR> <BR> I also thought I had more assignments due today than there actually were. ... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:07:55 EST Sunday success? I made it to the shop and put in about 7 hours, got 7 blankets and 4 bibs done, 17 more bibs cut and pinned ready to stitch, and had dinner with son. He came over and made burgers. When he went out for a "vape break" I fed mine to the dog...Son likes that trendy, "seared" way of making them (translation-black, crunchy, burnt tasting). I don't know what the deal is with all the people who post photos of black, burnt food and others saying how good it looks?!? EW. <BR> <BR> I didn't say anythi... Sun, 4 Mar 2018 20:47:46 EST Waiting... I just realized I've only got 2 more weeks to wait for Hubs to get home! <BR> <BR> He may be here for 3 days, he may be here for over 10. It will be nice to spend more time with him! <BR> <BR> I just have to make sure I get my schoolwork done and out of the way before he gets here. <BR> <BR> I've got this. <BR> <em>593</em> Sat, 3 Mar 2018 21:46:10 EST Thank goodness it's over This week, I mean. It wasn't one of my better weeks, but the weight has come down a bit. <BR> <BR> I survived and I'm not in a rubber room yet, so there's that. And I'm ready to write my first career experience class review. Yay. More schoolwork. <BR> <BR> I'm ready for hubs to come visit again. I need a break! <BR> <BR> Slow progress coming on the housework, but again, it's progress. <BR> <BR> I've got this. <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 20:36:58 EST Thank goodness it's Thursday! If I had more than one more day to go this week, I'm pretty sure I would end up in a rubber room! <BR> <BR> It's been a stressful, exhausting week. Tons of schoolwork, nothing exactly HARD, just time consuming and annoying. <BR> <BR> I've got that baby expo coming up and I need to do work for it, but I just haven't gotten as much done as I probably should. I keep procrastinating. That's the bad thing about knowing how fast I CAN get things done. I'm tempted to let them go to the last minute... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 16:08:30 EST Over the hump day And ready for the week to get less stressful and annoying. Once I finish my two accounting tests, the computer tax project, and the business tax project, I can breathe and relax. Until the next round! <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a rough day yesterday with mom in my head telling me I may as well just give up again. <BR> <BR> Then the scale this morning said 321.whatever it was. HAPPY DANCE!!! <BR> <BR> Yeah, that negative voice needs to hush and go away. <BR> <BR> I get to be good enough now. M... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:18:17 EST Tuesday improving- The scale this morning said 324.4! I'm good with that. <BR> <BR> The tutor made time to come work with me this morning and I "more or less" understand the depreciation least enough that I think I can get the next project done now. <BR> <BR> I'm taking a little bit of a break since I've been working on school stuff for over 4 hours already! <BR> <BR> I went and got a few groceries and some containers this morning. I couldn't find the bento style I want, but I found something I ca... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:36:58 EST Miserable start-(venting for my mental health) It's NOT going to continue the way the week started. I'm REFUSING to let things go the way they "feel" right now. I am going to make a difference for myself. Decision made. <BR> <BR> Now, to vent so I don't end up with a migraine. (you've been warned, lol!). <BR> <BR> I managed to not let the weekend get to me, I focused on the positives and tried to ignore the lousy parts. Like having someone with a very heavy accent (possibly India, though I don't like to generalize) call MY HOME looking ... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:50:10 EST Slow recovery The leg is taking forever to feel better, at least that's how it feels. <BR> <BR> I was hoping to get some things accomplished, but I opted for taking it easy and staying home instead. <BR> <BR> I got some crafting done and I'll get to bed early for school tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hopefully the week goes better! <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:32:15 EST A little progress I got the car partly cleaned out, some things into storage, and son helped me shop in green bay. We got enough bagged gravel to make my walking path in the driveway safe! No more slipping on the ice every time I get in or out of the car!!! <BR> <BR> Now, as soon as the leg stops hurting so much, I'm in business!! <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:16:05 EST Bumpy friday But things will straighten up again. <BR> <BR> I just have to be patient and keep doing what I can. <BR> <BR> Eventually I will be able to do more. <BR> <BR> Tonight's plan is plenty of sleep for a change. <BR> <BR> I've got this. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:30:51 EST Well, THAT's frightening, lol For my lab time tuesday, I didn't just get caught up, I got ahead! And my calculations came out the first time-on every problem!!! <BR> <BR> Then today, at work (my unpaid internship so I can graduate), I didn't need a TON of help doing the transaction entries! I actually was able to remember a fair amount of it on my own! <BR> <BR> I'm actually DOING things that are helpful and saving more time than it's taking them to oversee my work! <BR> <BR> The form I set up is "perfect" according to... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:31:49 EST Hump day I've got the day off from schoolwork. I got caught up and a little ahead! <BR> <BR> My niece and her husband posted on FB Yesterday, so I can finally talk about the new baby girl coming in july!! <BR> <BR> She's due the 16th, but from pictures of niece's baby belly, she's not going to last that long <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I'm already planning a few short vacations to Ohio. Like I told Hubs, we've got some spoiling to do!! <BR> <BR> First box is going out over the next few days, already ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:17:24 EST Oh, frick, it's early! I've already been in the kitchen for an hour, baking. With the weather turning yesterday, campus closed at 1 pm, so the bake sale got tanked. I suggested we send most of the stuff with the red cross for their blood drive donors, just in case campus was closed today and offered to bake fresh. <BR> <BR> SO, I've got 2 pans of brownies in, a dozen blueberry muffins done, cinnamon rolls in, I've got banana bread going in when this stuff is done, and I'm making a tray of ham&swiss crescent rolls.... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:41:48 EST Monday icestorm! I baked yesterday for today's fundraiser and we ended up having classes cancel and campus close as of 1pm! We had SO much stuff and the potential for campus to be closed tomorrow, as well. National Weather Service has us under advisory until 6pm tomorrow! <BR> <BR> I asked if we could just have the folks doing the blood drive take most of it with them to feed their donors at their site tomorrow, since it would all be stale by Wednesday! I'm planning to bake more either early tomorrow morning... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:06:10 EST Things that are going better- My weight is down this morning to 323.3! That is progress. I'm VERY proud of myself that I didn't let last week's disappointments derail me and send me on a massive binge. The donut mini-binge didn't even cause a problem. Probably because I wasn't feeling well from the steroids still and that was almost all I did eat, lol. <BR> <BR> My son came yesterday and shoved the mattress back over where it belongs for me. The mattress and box spring sit on the floor, because I can't climb up on them i... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:30:53 EST Hubs-less Saturday- Yeah. What was supposed to be the second weekend in a row of getting to see and spend time with Hubs is going to be a weekend of doing things alone again. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I'm still feeling the side effects from the steroids, so that kind of s*cks. I'm tired of feeling nauseated. It is what it is. Eventually it will go away, right? lol. <BR> <BR> I'm heading out for the farm market in a bit. I don't want to, but it's necessary. I was really looking forward to having Hubs' help. Sigh. It is w... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:43:31 EST Finally Friday- Thank goodness. I really needed this week to END! The volunteer time went well, The test didn't s*ck as bad as I expected (89%). And the budget is in better shape today (though far from what it WOULD have been if the Hubs hadn't been jerked around at work <em>234</em> ) <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and discovered that I have a personal issue to resolve. It's one of those things that has no middle ground. It's either going to be a huge boost or an incredible obstacle. I'm not going into ... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:43:56 EST The list is growing- Anyone who knows me, knows that I am willing to forgive just about anything (for my own sake, not necessarily for anyone else), but I'm not likely to forget! And I am SERIOUSLY ready for the KARMA SHOW! <BR> <BR> The list of people I'm waiting to watch Karma catch up to keeps growing, which means I'm going to need MORE beer and snacks for when it happens! At this rate, it's going to end up being a multi-day BANQUET!!! <BR> <BR> I guess I'd better get my weight down a LOT more to make up for... Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:44:03 EST My what the he## Wednesday- So, the day started out fabulously, the best valentines ever, even with Hubs being gone for work. He was home last weekend, got me incredible flowers that still look and smell great, and was supposed to be home every weekend from now on. The schoolwork was caught up, the budget was planned, the remodel on the house was nearing the ordering stage, things were really going well! <BR> <BR> THEN <BR> <BR> Yeah, isn't it always the way it goes when I'm involved??? <BR> <BR> My niece texted me f... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:27:20 EST I did what?? SO, yesterday afternoon, after class, I decided to go to the pool and work out. I know I haven't been feeling great because of the steroid side effects and I planned to go easy because of the muscle weakness I'm having from it. I figured 20 or 30 minutes would be good. <BR> <BR> I ended up working for 55 minutes! Working hard, even! I hadn't realized how long I had been working out until I went to sit in the whirlpool for a bit. I did my planned workout, then I added 500 steps to my water jo... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:04:56 EST Slightly less manic Monday... Hubs headed back out a few hours ago, I got my class uploaded on time (for a change!) and I'm more or less on track for the week with school. I have a homework assignment due tonight that I have to do yet, but I left my book at school over the weekend and I have to go pick it up and get it done. Not happy about it, but I need to get myself in gear. <BR> <BR> I have been getting products made for the business, so there's progress there. And after Red Lobster yesterday we went and looked at Ho... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:43:38 EST Sunday! Spending the day with hubs and son. Lunch out at red lobster, but it's ok, I'm keeping it moderate. <BR> <BR> Enjoying the prospect of this being a weekly thing!! <BR> <BR> Back to the school grind tomorrow... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:52:19 EST Market Day The farm market was good. Hubs went with...and got me this for early Valentine's present <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:22:46 EST Friday! So, too much to cover in a quick blog, so short version. <BR> <BR> Talked to the new attorney, things are going well for the business set up. It's going to be pricey, but worth it. I survived the day with the "friend" in green bay again. It was another of those where she took advantage, but I put my foot down in the middle of it and it came to a screeching halt. <BR> <BR> Hubs and I talked, he was offered his weekend off, so he came home already!! (hence the short blog, he was over an hou... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 21:01:05 EST THBPT-Thursday Sound it out, Yep, rude sound for the day. Thursdays right now are the bane of my existence. <BR> <BR> I just don't seem to be able to get my schedule right on Thursdays yet! I thought I was supposed to be in class from 1030 to 230, but it's 2 hours on Tuesday and 2 on Thursday. Ok, I remembered I was supposed to be here today! I thought it was 1030 to 1230. Nope, Class isn't until 1230 to 230. Sigh. I'll get it right in another week...Or two...or three... <BR> <BR> Oh well. <BR> <BR> So, ... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 12:32:58 EST Wild Wednesday- Hubs is officially on his way to start the dedicated freight. And he dropped a few more bombshells on me yesterday. <BR> <BR> The percentage of gross revenue that goes to the truck owner is now going to be divided into a maintenance fund and...a truck payment!!! IF everything goes as planned, we will own the rig before my birthday. <BR> <BR> OH. MY. GOD. <BR> <BR> I have work to do, plans to make, budgets to work out, a nervous breakdown to have... <BR> <BR> Ok, the last one's a Wed, 7 Feb 2018 08:50:30 EST Eh, it's Tuesday... I'm slowly getting into the hang of the semester. Class yesterday was better, but not good. I had the time wrong and was a half hour late logging in. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I was on campus and ON THE COMPUTER, but I was working on another class. It is what it is. <BR> <BR> I finally got the computer tax class figured out, more or less. I was able to get today's assignment done yesterday and turned in early. It took me longer to figure out how to set up the account and log in than it did to DO the... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 07:20:35 EST Maintaining on a Monday! So, The scale said 325.1 this morning! Which is up from last week's 322point whatever, but down from yesterday's 325.5. With the steroids and the side effects I'm dealing with, I'm just grateful that it's staying where it is! <BR> <BR> Yes, I want to lose more. No, I'm not worried about it right now. I've lost over 35 since this time last year, so letting my body settle into maintaining is NOT a bad idea. Fighting against the steroids isn't the kind of exercise I need. Exercises in frustrati... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:47:34 EST What the? How? So, lots going on. I tried on a pair of jeans yesterday that Hubs got me when we were back for mom's funeral, my goal was to fit in them near or after spring break. They are 24's. THEY FIT! They are admittedly a little snug, but not tight! I was able to fasten them standing up! And I didn't have to strain to do it!!! <BR> <BR> HOLY CRAP!!! <BR> <BR> So I celebrated by going to the pool! And worked out for a little over a half hour. When I saw the snow getting heavier, I bailed and came home... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 11:14:21 EST New meds and no motivation- That's today's battle. Well, that and the snowstorm coming in, the stiffness in the knees, the constant coughing that the meds are supposed to fix... <BR> <BR> It is what it is. I started the inhaled steroids yesterday after the Dr. spent an HOUR looking for one that would work the way she wants it to and my insurance would cover without having to admit me to the hospital (she evidently told my insurance company they were being asinine. She's not wrong!). Evidently my body reacts to inhaled ... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 08:27:22 EST Getting there... So, The scale this morning at the house said? 322.7!!! Holy Crap!!! <BR> <BR> There went my plans for the day! I had planned breakfast out, with about a pot and a half of coffee while I planned my day, paid bills online, and generally just treated myself for surviving the trip with the "friend" yesterday. <BR> <BR> My weight is down, I can't screw that up by indulging! I made myself cinnamon toast with peanut butter instead and I'm on spark for a bit. I will still go out for coffee, most li... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 08:28:06 EST Happy February- It's hard to believe that January is already gone! But, here it is, the first of February. <BR> <BR> I went to the Dr. yesterday. She ordered meds, but the insurance company says they aren't necessary. They will cover the meds if she admits me as an inpatient, and they will cover a hospital stay, since it's a breathing issue that has potential to be life-threatening, but they won't cover the meds to take at home?! Sigh. Is it any wonder why I loathe having to deal with this? <BR> <BR> There... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 05:51:43 EST Hump Day 1 of the semester- And there's snow on the ground, it's blowing like mad, and it's slick as snot on the roads (I haven't been out, but I've been hearing cars slide at the stop sign in front of the house, lol). <BR> <BR> I don't HAVE to do much today, just go pay the rent, so I'm not planning to push my luck. I can do the class tonight by video conference, so it makes more sense to do that than to risk driving in blowing snow. <BR> <BR> I made an appointment with the Dr since I'm STILL coughing uncontrollably.... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:52:29 EST