SPARTANJAI's SparkPeople Blog SPARTANJAI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 256 More cakes to start tomorrow. . . Wish me luck! Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:39:05 EST Day 255 Pretty warm out again today. Moles still in the garden. Raccoons still climbing the garden fence and eating corn. Tomatoes still way behind. Everything else in the garden going great though, so that's great. Long day at work each day so far this week, hoping tomorrow is nice and peaceful! Enjoy your evening. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:16:18 EST Day 254 Starting today I will be training for a race, we will see how it goes. Another warm one, may have to schedule my run for layer than I had thought. I don't want to run when it is 90 out. Thoughts to the MSU and Nebraska families dealing with the loss of former/current students. Prayers to the LSU group that their kicker pulls through. Never easy when a young person dies, let alone one that has accomplished so much at such a young age. No raccoons in the corn last night, hoping that continu... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:40:46 EST Day 253 Long busy day, time to relax! Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:49:27 EST Day 252 Hit the garden early this morning to avoid the heat. Spent the rest of the day cleaning and doing laundry. Raccoons are getting over the fence in the garden and tearing up my corn. Grrrrrrrr. Between that and the dang moles this is bad for my harvesting! I hope everyone has had a great day and stay safe in the heat! Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:34:41 EST Day 251 It is a hot day out today, stay safe everyone! A lot to stay busy with so it is a quick blog today! Have a great weekend all! Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:05:32 EST Day 250 Long, warm and busy day today, but a good one! Stay safe in the heat everyone! Garden going pretty good, pea pods, jalapeno peppers, kale, broccoli, cucumbers, kohlrabI and pea pods going crazy. The tomatoes are still duds! Ah well, good thing I canned last year! Time for a workout! Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:33:40 EST Day 249 Enjoy the day and appreciate it! Crazy day and super busy so this is a short one! Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:17:32 EST Day 248 Worked and spent time with my Dad today, I feel like a got a lot done. Still have some things yet to do, but I have the time and the energy for it. Time to get in the garden and harvest, plus chase moles. Finish my workout and clean the kitchen. No problem! Chicken leftovers from lunch for dinner, yum! Have a great day! Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:48:03 EST Day 247 Spent the afternoon with my Dad .... now we are having dinner, will write more tomorrow Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:51:19 EST Day 246 Hard at work in the garden picking lots of veggies and tracking moles..... Lots of luck on the veggies, not so much on the moles. Ah well, maybe tomorrow. Off to the grocery store, have a great day all. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:44:40 EST Day 245 Pretty good evening out there, hope everyone is enjoying it. Doesn't look like any more bean plants will be lost from that last wind.... thank goodness! Time for dleep, night all! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:26:08 EST Day 244 Lost 2 bean plants to the wind, still chasing moles in the garden, but I am enjoying my harvest so far. Tonight's dinner accompanied by sauteed green beans, grilled eggplant, grilled jalapeno poppers, sauteed kale and some cucumbers. Yum! Ooh, almost forgot the pea pods too. Long and busy day today and a long weekend planned, full of cleaning, gardening and general weekend catch up stuff. Should be a good one! Thankful for a chat with my Dad tonight and that it is the weekend. Thinking of... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:34:28 EST Day 243 Thanks to those that have posted on my blog yesterday, very kind! Long day and I am tired, but it was a good day! Picking eggplant in the garden today and it will be a nice addition to dinner. Adding it to the cucumbers, green beans, jalapeno peppers and kohlrabi. Yum! Getting on some weight lifting before dinner, have a great evening all! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:07:35 EST Day 242 Long day but I got a lot accomplished. .. now recharge time Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:10:55 EST Day 241 Windy with a storm coming through, ugh. We need the rain, not a storm! Mole hunting in the garden is now on watch and patrol. They may all be gone. Keeping my fingers crossed that the garden damage and destruction is done. Thankful for good weathere for my to and from work drive. Thankful for leftovers for dinner tonight. Thankful for time with my Dad yesterday and for laughs with him today about needing heat and blankets when it is 90 plus outside. Thankful for SparkPeople, the people ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:13:23 EST Day 240 A full day with time in the garden, working out, relaxing and catching up around the house. A little tired with a huge headache so I am headed to bed. Have a great evening all. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:44:53 EST Day 239 More veggies! Yum! Still on the hunt for the mole in the garden. of these days! Nice weather for the most part this weekend and that is always good. Got the flower beds weeded and the flowers deadheaded. Did the laundry and cleaned up the house a bit. Feel like I got a little accomplished, but not all I wanted to. Busy week planned and working exercise in too, it will all fit! Enjoy your Sunday all! Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:51:06 EST Day 238 Veggie picking day. I picked cucumbers, pea pods, jalapeno peppers, green beans and kohlrabi. Yum! What a great dinner. So enjoying the garden, except for my tomatoes.... still runts. Ah well, that is why I can... just in case the crop isn't great the next year. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 20:38:23 EST day 237 Long day and I am whipped.... night Fri, 8 Jul 2016 21:48:00 EST Day 236 Long day today, but thankful it was a good one. We could use a little rain, or at least more than the 3 raindrops that I saw. Picking eggplant, pea pods, cucumbers, kale, broccoli... pretty good yield so far. Off to get a little workout and a lot of sleep. Night all! Thu, 7 Jul 2016 20:37:25 EST Day 235 Long day and I am sooooooooo tired. Night all! Wed, 6 Jul 2016 21:51:13 EST Day 234 Long day catching up with everything, but I feel good that everything is done. Thankful for the sunshine today. Thankful for the growing up that the baby bird did. He (she?) was on the ground, sooooooooo tiny and being fed by the parents the past few days. Today he is on his own, hooray! The garden is going strong, except for the tomatoes, so I am thankful for that as well. Enjoy your day everyone! Tue, 5 Jul 2016 19:21:18 EST Day 233 Happy 4th everyone! Mon, 4 Jul 2016 22:30:45 EST Day 232 Worked in the garden, finished laundry, cleaned house, now to clean veggies and get something out of the freezer for dinner. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and sticking to their meal plan. Caught fireworks on TV last night, they were good, but almost too long. Enjoy the day! Sun, 3 Jul 2016 15:30:57 EST Day 231 <img src=""> Cake turned out pretty good so I was thankful about that. Picked kale, jalapeno, broccoli and pea pods today... added to the dinner plans. Yum! Still mole hunting of these days lol Back to the garden and laundry. Tried to add the cake pic, looks like it is upside down grrrrrrr Tried to fix the picture and it still is upside down, even with replacing it after a rotation..... sorry Sat, 2 Jul 2016 17:58:49 EST Day 230 Making a birthday cake which is always a project that keeps me busy.... but I just have to frost and assemble it, so I am just about done. Git some much needed rain last night, not a lot, but every bit helps when it is this dry. Picked eggplant, broccoli, pea pods and kale... keeping an eye on the kohlrabi so it doesn't get out of control! Have a great night all and be safe! I am going to get this cake finished! Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:40:11 EST Day 229 Busy day today but managed to garden, walk and work on the birthday cake. Will post pics if I think about it tomorrow. have a great weekend all! Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:44:58 EST Day 228 Making progress on the cake and still time to work out after work. Catch up more tomorrow! Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:36:30 EST Day 227 Another long day, birthday shopping, work, cleaning up the kitchen, planning for the cake I have to make.... I feel like I got a lot accomplished. Cooler today and for that I am thankful. Long day tomorrow, but I have a haircut planned so I will enjoy that. Thankful for the tiny amount of rain we got today. Have a great evening everyone! Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:04:34 EST Day 226 Whew heat finally breaking tomorrow - thank goodness. Long day of cleaning, working and cake planning and I am pooped! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:04:34 EST Day 225 Long day and I am tired, but got my workout in! Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:36:10 EST Day 224 Great baseball game today, got a lot of sun even with two sunscreens on. It sure was warm out there. Spent a few hours with my family, love that quality time together! Got time to work out and time in the garden, now time to relax, recover and sleep! Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:55:59 EST Day 223 Thankful for a full day even though I did get any sleep last night. Thankful it is the weekend! Enjoy it everyone I am off to catch up on sleep! Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:24:57 EST Day 222 Long walk today and I am thankful that I could fit it in. Thankful for time to relax a little this evening. Thankful for the sunshine. Thankful for SparkPeople, the people on here and for time to work out. Thankful for whitefish for dinner. Thankful for a weekend coming up! Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:15:33 EST Day 221 Whew, lots of catching up today and I got a lot done. Ate decent today, but not great... ah well, tomorrow is a new day! One mole out of the garden, at least one more....... grrrrrrrrrrrr Hope everyone has a great day, I am off to exercise. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:04:01 EST Day 220 Home and exhausted! In need of a nice long sleep! It was a good day though. Talked to my sister and my Dad today, always makes it a good day! Ate decent even with traveling, not a bad day! Time to relax and for that I am thankful. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:51:08 EST Day 219 Long day today, but a good one. Visit with my Dad this morning - always nice to spend time with him. Day with some travel, but roads were clear and not much traffic- hooray! Chatted with my sister, hilarity ensued. Got a lot accomplished today, had 3 good for me meals and got my exercise in, whoooo hooooo! Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:02:06 EST Day 218 Hope everyone had a great day today. I replaneed my onions again, darn birds keep pulling them up. Picked some pea pods and some broccoli today- yum! Got a lot of things done and I am thankful for that! Have a great week everyone! Sun, 19 Jun 2016 21:29:43 EST Day 217 Whew long one today but good Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:02:29 EST Day 216 Whew, baking and making chocolates done and everything eAten and u am thankful and tired. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 23:02:38 EST Day 215 Done with the chocolates and halfway done with the cupcakes. So thankful for all of that! Good weather today and for that I am thankful. Spent time with family today and I am thankful for that! Thankful for SparkPeople, the people on here and for time to work out. Thankful for a peaceful evening! Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:12:51 EST Day 214 Tired today but a great day! So thankful for today! Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:29:32 EST Day 213 Long day today but I am thankful it was a good one. Have a good day everyone! Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:45:09 EST Day 212 Tired, it has been a long day but I got a lot done! See you all tomorrow! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:08:20 EST Day 211 Thankful for good weather for graduation ceremonies and thankful for being able to spend this afternoon with friends and family. Thankful for a good weekend. Thankful for SparkPeople, the people on here and for time to work out. Thankful for a peaceful evening to relax. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:18:47 EST Day 210 Long day today, but still thankful that I got a lot done. Thankful that my nose is less stuffy. Thankful for SparkPeople, the people on here and for time to work out. Thankful for time to chat with my niece. Thankful for time to spend with family last night. Thankful for a peaceful night tonight, without fireworks. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:25:04 EST Day 209 Thankful to be a Red Wings fan and to have enjoyed many years and many memories of Mr. Hockey. Thankful to the Howe family for sharing Gordie with us. Thankful for a good weather day today. Thankful for time with family. Thankful for a growing garden. Thankful for SparkPeople, the people on here and for time to work out. Thankful for a good day at work. Thankful for a peaceful evening. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:28:08 EST Day 207 Busy, busy, busy, but I am thankful that I am able to keep up. Thankful for a great day. Thankful for chats to catch up with family. Thankful for good weather today. Thankful for a weekend coming up. Thankful for time to make things for the week ahead. Thankful for a peaceful night's sleep ! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 20:10:59 EST Day 206 Thankful my day is over. Allergies going crazy and I feel it for sure. Doing a little work out and the going to bed! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 18:51:24 EST