SNUZSUZ's SparkPeople Blog SNUZSUZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New apartment! I may have a new apartment soon. I found a place not far from where I live now, but this place is really nice. It has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer, and a fireplace. It also has a small patio and is downstairs and about 4 miles from work and 4 miles from all 3 of my kids. It is a one bedroom, so I will need to get some livingroom furniture and a kitchen talbe, but I am so excited to begin! I will find out for sure today and hopefully, will be moving in on We... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:14:24 EST Hello SP! I haven't been very active on her for quite awhile now but I recently moved back in with my son and have had computer problems and eye glass problems:) <BR> I moved my computer today where I can sit in front of the tv ( to watch the morning news) and still be able to log on to SP. I decided to bring my computer glasses home from work this weekend so I can use the computer too. I use to work 18 miles away but now it is only 6 miles from home so if I do forget them, I can always come home and g... Sun, 15 May 2016 21:09:14 EST 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres Mon, 7 Sep 2015 12:17:40 EST GD was baptized today! <img src="">My 14 years old GD was baptized today! it was a beautiful thing and my son (her father) and my DD were there also. She had planned on getting baptized last week, but I think she had made a mistake because no one knew about it, not us, not the church, only her:) I'm glad she was mistaken, because today we knew about it and were able to see her being baptized. It was pretty awesome! <BR> <BR> I also foun... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 19:53:23 EST A day with my GD. <img src=""> <BR> My GD, Heather and I at the photo booth at Sunrise Mall where she got her ear's pierced with her birthstone. Her birthday was on the 9th, but we went camping for her birthday and got rained out so today I took her to her favorite church in CA. She lives in AZ now, but usually comes here for the summer to see her Dad and his family. This year she is going back early because she is going into highsc... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:03:14 EST Camping Trip. My kids and I did go camping up by Lake Tahoe this weekend and Saturday afternoon, we began hearing thunderclaps off in the distance. Soon they were closer and louder then suddenly the sky darkened, the lightening flashed, and the thunder roared and it began pouring buckets of rain then it hailed for about 10 minutes. The rain poured down for at least 20 minutes and little rivers formed all around us. I thought we were going to have a flash flood, but then it eased up and slowly tapered off. ... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 15:25:06 EST Copied from Lisa Ryan's Gratitude for the week. “Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.” Sarah Ban Breathnach Tue, 26 May 2015 07:26:57 EST Mother's Day Flowers My youngest son gave me some beautiful flowers for Mother's Day, and made my favorite breakfast for me, biscuits and gravy! My DD is taking me shopping at JC Penny's too, and then tonight a bbq. Here is a picture of the flowers. <img src=""> Sun, 10 May 2015 13:59:08 EST More pics from Maui :) <img src=""> Carved bench at Mama's Fish House. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Luau in Lahaina, Maui. <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:55:10 EST More pics from Maui. <img src="">From the rooftop at Kehai, Maui. <img src=""> My daughter and nieces at the airport. <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:51:29 EST Hawaii 2015 <img src=""> My sisters and nieces and daughter at Mama's Fish House. <BR> <BR> <img src="">Kehai, Maui. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> The ocean from Mama's Fish House. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:48:25 EST My Siblings March 2015 <img src=""> This is my brother Glenn on the left and my brother Rick on the right. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> This is my sister Sandy,on the left, my sister Jeannie in the middle, and myself on the right. <BR> <BR> The last time all 5 of us were together at the same place and time was almost 10 years ago. I'm so happy we were able to get a more recent picture this year at my oldest si... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:00:47 EST New Job! I got a job cleaning's the only job I can really see myself doing! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> April Fools! <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:16:29 EST My Mom, big sister, and her daughter and granddaughter:) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My niece posted this on FB this morning and I cried and cried, I miss her so much! I need to go through my pictures and put some around the house of my Mom and Dad. <BR> <BR> Jeannie, my oldest sibling, is the one that has been so ill lately but is doing really well now. The little girl in the picture now has a daughter of her own:) Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:19:18 EST Happy March, the birthday month! Tomorrow is my brother's birthday and the 12th is my oldest sisters, we have so many birthdays this month and next, but especially in March. The 4th is my son-in-laws, the 8th is my nephews, and the 15th is another nephews, then the 19th is our lifetime family friends. April 12th is my youngest son's and April 9th is my Brother-in-laws. <BR> <BR> My nephew is turning 30 so there will be a party, and my BIl is turning 50 so there will be a party. We don't have a party for every birthday but ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:56:15 EST I love this parable and wanted to share:) Matthew 25:1-30 <BR> <BR> The Parable of the Ten Virgins <BR> <BR> 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. <BR> 6 “At midnight the cry ran... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:08:51 EST Sister is out of the hospital. My sister went home to her daughter's last night. When we had another meeting, she was on just the oxygen and was sitting up and able to go to the bathroom by herself. She chose hospice because they will come anytime day or night if they have to call them if she was to have an episode where she can't breathe. They will be able to take a Cpap machine home with them and the hospice nurse will give her breathing treatments. I think she will go to pulmonary rehab also. Someone will be with her ro... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:17:24 EST Hospice They called hospice yesterday. She will be going home to her daughters. She is able to talk and interact with people and make her own decisions and she doesn't want any life saving treatments. They are taking her off the Bipap and removing the catheter today. She can't breathe for very long without the bipap. <BR> She was doing so well! I thought she was getting stronger and would be able to come home, but I didn't know they would remove the bipap and put her on just oxygen. They already sai... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:37:13 EST Update on my sister. Thank you all for your prayers! God is hearing our prayers and yesterday she sat up and was awake for about an hour or more. She had a few sips of liquids and was interacting with us. She even corrected me when I said she used to be a LVN, and she said "no I wasn't, I was a nurse's aide for awhile", she told us the names of her animals when we were talking about them, and said how many chickens and rabbits she had! She was on only the oxygen for a half an hour! <BR> The doctors may know what ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:51:08 EST Update on my sister. We were so excited that she was responding to us yesterday then they said her lungs are so bad she may never come off the Bpap machine. She can't breathe on her own with just oxygen and she is not interacting with us, she will respond then fall back asleep. They said we will have to put her somewhere where she can get 24 hour care, and she most likely will just sleep the rest of her life, except for when someone deliberately wakes her then she might respond with a word or two, but that is it... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:30:56 EST Sister is improving! She has not responded to anyone or anything in over 24 hours but her CO2 levels were going down and her color was returning, and then last night, her son said, "Mom" a few times, and she said, "What?"! <BR> We didn't know if it was purposeful or not so the nurse came in and called her name and asked her to open her eyes, and she did! Only for a second, but then when they were changing her bed and gown, she was following commands, and they sat her up and asked her to sit up for a second. She s... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:55:19 EST Update on my sister. They called us in the middle of the night and said to come and say our goodbyes. We all showed up around 2 this morning. The doctor came in and she said she didn't know if she would make or not but there was still a chance of it going either way. the nurse that told us to come in, kept telling us she was probably going to die in the next 2 to 3 hours! We got so much conflicting information. <BR> Her Co2 or carbon monoxide is so high she is in and out of consciousness. but even when she apprea... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:33:31 EST Sister is ill. My sister has severe emphysema and has had a cold or flu for the past few days. Last night she was in respiratory distress and had to go to the emergency room. She refuses to be intubated or to be put on a ventilator. They said she may not make it through the night. Jesus has heard our prayers because she has made it through the night! <BR> <BR> We have been praying for healing all night, and she has shown some improvement on her own this morning! I know that He hears our prayers, and I am a... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:25:58 EST Hello SP! I tried to post the video of my friend getting her award for her work with the Glass Slipper but it the file was too large and it wouldn't post. <BR> I was able to post it on FB though so I'm happy about that! <BR> I didn't have to work yesterday after all, they said it was slow so there was no point in coming in so I ended up sleeping all day, then had a bad night waking up every hour or so. I know I got too much sleep! <BR> I did do 52 minutes of exercise before my boss called and said I di... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:06:39 EST Great Sunday! I went to church yesterday morning and they had a really good motivational speaker there! I was so glad I went. My friend Jackie was getting an award for her community service with the Glass Slipper that she founded back in 1997, and it is growing so big now, that it's about time she was recognized for all her hard work and time she has put into it over the years! <BR> <BR> My other friend, Marsha, was there and we were watching Jackie's booth for her, so we were able to sit and talk for a l... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:50:56 EST Bad day at work! My coworker is so rude that I ended up coming home from work early. I told my brother that I am not going to stay there and have him be rude and condescending to me all day. I just could not deal with it today at all. <BR> On Friday, I walked in and started to say something to my brother, not knowing he was talking to him at the time, so he said, "Forget it" and my brother said, "No, what were you saying" and he said, "Nevermind!". I told him that when I opened the door, I did not hear anyone... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:25:47 EST Matthew 7:1-2 7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 07:30:42 EST Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:26:59 EST Swedish Proverb-from Lisa Ryan, Gratitude Thought for the Week. “Fear less, cherish more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, listen more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” Swedish Proverb Tue, 6 Jan 2015 07:20:03 EST Picture of new rug:) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I bought a new room size rug for my studio apartment and it makes the feel of the room so much brighter and happier! I have been wanting one for a long time and they are just so expensive. This guy was selling them on the street corner, and wanted $300. for it. I told him I was hoping for maybe $100 for one, so it said I could have it for $130., it is well worth it! Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:28:32 EST Wonderful Chrismas! I have had such a wonderful Christmas! I hope all of you did too! I spent time with my children on Christmas day and went on an hour and a half trip with my two brothers and we sang all the old songs that our parents use to sing to us on the way <BR> . <BR> When I got back, I went 4 wheel driving with my two sons up in the mountains and it rained the whole time and we had such a blast then stopped at The Wild Hog for BBQ on the way back. The next day wasI spent at my daughters for Christmas w... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 23:51:52 EST Stolen Christmas Presents! Two of my Christmas presents for my DD and SIL were stolen from in front of my door. I checked with Amazon, because everything else I ordered online had been delivered already, and they said the package was left at my front door. I contacted them and they said they will replace the two items and have the shipped overnight! <BR> I need to ask my landlady if she will watch for my packages and get them for me while I am at work. They always leave them with my landlady and put a note on my door s... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:55:16 EST New bedspread:) I bought a new bedspread on Black Friday and I just love it! I got it at Bed, Bath & Beyond for only $30! It was on clearance and then I got a 20% discount, and free shipping! Good quality too! <img src=""> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:10:24 EST Hebrews 13:15 “ By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” <BR> Hebrews 13:15 Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:07:58 EST Thanksgiving Day:) These are my 3 kids, Davey, the youngest, on the left, Tina in the middle, and Geremy,theoldeset, <img src=""> on the right. <BR> <BR> <BR> I asked them to do the, "see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" thing, and they were laughing and fooling around so much it took me about 6 tries to get this <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:47:59 EST New Boots! I had ordered a new pair of winter boots for work and yesterday I went to JC Penny's and picked them up, but while I was there, they had some dressier boots that were on sale so I bought those also! I work at a small trucking company so I need the waterproof boots for doing yard checks when it rains, but I like to have the nicer boots for the office too:) <img src=""> <img src=""> <B... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:15:05 EST 1921 Egg Beater/ My DD and I stopped at an Estate Sale yesterday and I bought this old egg beater. My mom had one for years except the wooden handle was painted red. I just love it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:34:53 EST My Birthday Walk Team <img src="">This is Alyssa, my great neice! <img src=""> We walked around the Capitol building in downtown Sacramento, CA. <img src="">Another picture of the event! <BR> We had a great time! My sister and brother in law, her daughter and granddaughter, My daughter, my nephew, another niece and her husband. It was a fun way to star... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:03:28 EST October 25, 2014 I have been sick all week with sore throat and headache. Then Friday I woke up all night with severe diarrhea and vomiting. I guess the flu is going around and I have it! <BR> <BR> I was going to go camping at Collins Lake with my kids today, but I was too sick to go. It did rain all morning, so it's probably a good thing I didn't go. I hope they are doing okay and having fun! They have a travel trailer so they should be fine:) <BR> <BR> I missed work on Friday, and wasn't able to pick up m... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:49:34 EST 1 Timothy 3:16 16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: <BR> He appeared in the flesh, <BR> was vindicated by the Spirit, <BR> was seen by angels, <BR> was preached among the nations, <BR> was believed on in the world, <BR> was taken up in glory. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:29:09 EST Collossians 2:6-7 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:20:52 EST My daughter and I on her 40th birthday. <img src=""> <img src="">At the Firehouse in Folsom, CA Thu, 9 Oct 2014 23:07:55 EST Results of the chest xray/ I got the results of my chest xray that I had done last week and it shows I have a "tortuous aorta" and a slight elevation of the right hilum with linear stranding to the apex. I'm not sure what that means, other than the tortuous aorta means my aorta is twisted and that is what is causing the pain in my lungs all the time. I guess it cuts off the oxygen to parts of my lungs and causes the pain. I get severe pain in my lungs throughout the day, and I have a constant tingling in the upper par... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:45:37 EST Monday October 6, 2014 Well, I bought a new hp computer on Saturday, and I had to go into work on Saturday so I missed my great-niece's baby shower. My DD went and took her my gift and my apology, so I hope she understood. I am loving this new computer and have been on it a lot since I got it. My other one was so messed up, I was rarely on it these past few months. It was just so frustrating trying to do anything, and then on Saturday, it would not work at all. I am giving my oldest son my old one and he has a frie... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 09:30:56 EST October 3, 2014 I'm so happy it is October and fall weather is upon us:) It is still hot here in CA and feels like summer but I know cooler weather is just around the corner! <BR> <BR> Saturday, I take Nellie in for her 5,000 mile check up. My DD and I are going to drop her off and go to breakfast, then do a little shopping until time to pick up my car again. It should be a good day:) <BR> <BR> I love the start of a new month! It is a chance to start with new goals, and a lot of new possibilities to eat be... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:24:40 EST ...more pics of Ft. Brag. <img src=""> <BR> This is my oldest son, Geremy:) <img src=""> <BR> Another ocean view from the top of the trail. I like this one the best! <img src=""> I thought this tree was spooky looking and it was on the way to the <BR> Had such a good time and got in lots of exercise walking down to the ocean and on the beach plu... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:22:19 EST My trip to Ft. Brag! With pics! <img src="">This is a little cemetery at the top of the trail. <img src="">The ocean view across from the Caspar RV park. <img src="">More ocean pictures but I'm just too tired! It was 4 hours one way and I'm exhausted:) Great trip though! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:07:10 EST We got rain today! Finally! It rained quite a bit last night and this morning! It was pouring on my way to work. <BR> <BR> My oldest son came over last night and we had a nice dinner then watched the season premier of Survivor and then the Big Brother finale. It was a perfect night until......we thought we heard the rain coming down, but instead it was my kitchen sink! It filled up both sides with dirty water, then overflowed and overflowed, and overflowed, off and on for about an hour. It soaked the carpet on... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:30:05 EST My DD's birthday today! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We had a dinner party last night for my DD's 40th birthday! It was so much fun with so many of my nephews and nieces and their spouses, and both of my sisters were there. I spent the day shopping with my DD and bought her a new dress for her birthday then went to Mr. Pickles to grab a quick sandwich and it was the best sandwich I've ever had! I love sandwiches, but this one my daughter ordered and I told her anythi... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:29:29 EST Sunday, September 14, 2014 My sister called and said she was going to stop by yesterday so I jumped up and started cleaning my apartment! An hour or so later, she called back and said something came up and she wouldn't be able to make it after all. But, by then, I was on a roll! I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, and it feels so good this morning to wake up to a clean apartment! <BR> <BR> I have not been to Church in a couple of months now. I was going to a little church right around the corner from me, but after goin... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:40:41 EST