TATTER3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TATTER3 TATTER3'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/ Mon April 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672430 We all have a story to tell. Here's a little of mine. You women would understand a bit more of what I'm about to say. <BR> As you know..I'm single, never married, and date a wonderful man who is so kind to me. I respect him and love him dearly. He is a man of honor and I appreciate him so much. But I have a history. <BR> In my early years I had all the dreams of being a wife and mother and living a normal/average life of cleaning house and cooking meals and ironing shirts..yaddah, yaddah, ya... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:20:45 EST Sun April 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671553 Another wonderful day. We had one of the best Palm Sunday services I've seen in our congregation for ages. The young people started off the service with a presentation of joy that they've been working on for weeks. There were at least 30 if not more who participated and we were so glad to encourage them. <BR> We ran out to grab a bite and then met back at the church to canvas the two local cities with 'treat bags'. We gave them a calendar of pending events in the church and some candy with a... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:13:52 EST Sat April 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670750 Long day. <BR> Got up early and worked on a new painting. Seems that children are my new focus. wonder if it has anything to do with GS being in my life. <BR> Worked on a little Spring cleaning in my bedroom then dressed to go downtown to sing. Went out to lunch with sister and then grocery shopping. Even found some plants for the pots in the yard. Came home and hit the field to complete the first mow and after that picked up Honey to go to a surprise birthday party for one of our youth past... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:36:55 EST Fri April 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669739 Got home last night and couldn't resist. I jumped on the mower and with the Lord's help was able to get most of the yard to the pond, down the dam, in front, and up around the garden and side lots mowed by 8:00pm. Sun was going down when I came in ...and it was first cut so it's not the golf course cut...but I'm so excited. It's usually June before I can get mowing started...and last night I just took a chance that I wouldn't slide on those hills with the rain we've had. Cutting lets me see m... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:27:13 EST Thurs April 10. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669186 Decided to take advantage of the pretty weather and go walking around the lake after work instead of going to the pool. Next week I hope to start going to the Y at 0630 to get into the therapy pool before anyone else dives in. After 2 weeks of dodging water balls and diving children and trying to work out in between groups of swimming classes, I've had enough. I'll just go when no one else wants to be there so that I can move more easily and not be tromped on. It's do-able. I'm hoping to add ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:09:29 EST Wed April 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668575 I needed this day...even though it was busy...I'm ready to go back to routine. <BR> Went to Honey's and we attended a funeral, then went to the gym. I did some more cleaning at his house, got some shopping done, washed the car, came home and took a nap and then went to art class. I was able to map out 2 paintings and get them ready to go and work on a drawing. A local photographer came into the class tonight and talked to me about my work. I'm pushing to get everything framed and matted and ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:08:08 EST Tues April 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667747 I'm exhausted and I'm refreshed! I spent the day with GS and even took a selfie with him. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l363697619.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332853972.jpg"> <BR> We picked dandelions too <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1699112468.jpg"> <BR> He gave them to his mother when she came in from work. <BR> It was one of those wonderful days. I started helping him memorize John 3:16, taught him a couple of n... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:16:24 EST Mon April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666622 I'm a lazy bum. I went to the gym, stopped at Honey's and came to work and just don't want to be here! I'm over it. I contacted the boss and am using sick time for 2 days. tomorrow I'll go to stay with GS and then on Wed, I don't know what I'll do. I'm tired and sore and irritable and out of sorts and can't put my finger on what's wrong. I just want to be alone and doing nothing! I'm not hungry...but I'm prowling for something to eat. I'm just being nasty. Smiling at everyone I see and inside... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:09:38 EST Sun April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665986 Got up early and worked on my closets then started packing books and crafts to store in the bin until the barn is built. After church we went to the bin and unloaded. I was also able to get the steps unlodged from the garden house...the frozen ground had shoved the steps up and blocked the door from opening. I sat in Honey's chair and napped this afternoon...not so irritable now with the short rest. <BR> We have several feral cats, some raccoons, possum, and a group of deer visiting the yard... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 21:16:53 EST Sat April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665263 Naughty Max. He has learned to run....every time the door opens he flies out and in seconds is gone. Tonight I let him out with me while I unpacked the car and we 'lost' him right away. I got in the car and fetched him from a neighbor's house across the field and through the short woods and brought him home. He's crying to go out, I put him on a leash and he gladly accepted it, took him back out, and let him run back and forth for a few minutes and then brought him back in...now he's running ... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:31:03 EST Fri April 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664328 And the rains came down and the floods came up. We are witnessing it today. The Y closed down because of flooding and the down is in the middle of a lake. On the way in this morning it was unnerving to see the water standing on both sides of the road and creeping up on the highway. It's grey, windy, a little chilly, and wet right now...but clear skies are promised by Sunday. <BR> I really don't have a lot to talk about...but life is just fun to watch. Hope all are well and blessed and that t... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:01:09 EST Thurs Apr 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663512 Noah must be floating his ark by now. It has been raining since last night...thunder and lightning and wet - wet - wet. But the ground is not muddy ..so not sure where the water is going. Heading for the funeral viewing after work and hoping that it clears before then. <BR> Went to the rehearsal last night and then home. Too tired and still too tired to function. Just need a day off to do nothing at all. Have a massage scheduled for Sat am and then a little shopping. Then home for a night in... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:07:37 EST Wed Apr 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662730 Weight lifting this am and a busy day at work, followed by a rehearsal for the pending Senior conference, dinner at the church and an art class tonight. I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open and may need to get a quick power nap. Doesn't help that it's raining. That makes just about anyone sleepy. <BR> Coworker's husband died last Sat and several will be caravaning to the funeral home in another city to pay respects tomorrow night. Sad. She's a lot younger than he was and they have a 12 ye... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:24:05 EST Tues April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661798 We have had quite the day...computers and phones down and that gave me the chance to go pay bills and get some chores done. Honey stopped by and will go to the gym with me tonight. I'll do my water aerobics. I tried walking on the treadmill for a few minutes last night and tolerated it very well ...so I'll have to work walking back into my regime soon. <BR> I'm still on the Dave Ramsey kick of getting out of debt. waiting for taxes to come back. Then will delete another 'thing'. I just don't... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:27:52 EST Mon Mar 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661156 Back to work. What a day!!! I got up at my usual time ...4:30 and tried to get ready to get to the gym...but I just couldn't move fast enough. So I went on to Honey's at the usual time, weighed in at WW tonight and then went to the gym to catch up. Now I'm heading upstairs for a hot bath and to bed. God is so good. <BR> Be blessed all and keep Sparkin'!! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:21:15 EST Sun Mar 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660367 Last Sunday for Praise Team for awhile. Church was packed. Nice to see. Most wonderful event was seeing GS come up the aisle with DD before last service. I was shaking hands with a family and he just mosied up to me and wanted to be picked up. I took him up on the stage and intro'd him to the orchestra. The drums and guitars were his favs. He met the pianist but his attention was focused on getting to the mikes. The Team egged him on and he delivered huge smiles back for their attention. When... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:46:10 EST Home Sat Mar 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659518 Didn't think I'd be home this early. No sleep last night, so tonight will be welcome! <BR> The retreat was for the leaders of the ABW from Indiana. I spoke last night and then led worship twice today. Today's speaker is a drama teacher for an elite supper program and was so organized and had excellent presentation skills. I gleaned a ton of analogies from her and while talking after the program found out that she used to collect pigs too. How fun! <BR> Max was glad to be picked up from Hone... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:08:20 EST Fri Mar 28 Leaving for the retreat, see you tomorrow night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658323 No time to blog...just stopping by to ask for prayers for a safe trip and God's anointing on the program tonight. May hearts be blessed and encouraged. And may each of you receive the same! Keep Sparkin'!! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:45:47 EST Thurs Mar 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657923 Last day at work before the retreat. It rained this morning and was a little messy when I emptied the car. Heading for the pool workout right after work and then to Praise Team worship. this will be my last Sun until Fall. I'm booked up and won't be able to be in as much until then. <BR> I'm packing the car after the rehearsal and then plan to work on a new painting for an hour or so. I'm as ready as I'm going to get for the retreat. God gave us a HUGE blessing by letting us make unexpected ... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:06:57 EST Wed Mar 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657047 Caught up with the office madness and have a minute to write. Partner left for the afternoon again. She has an appointment to see a psychiatrist as a pre-surgical requirement for getting her stomach reduced...she hasn't shared any specifics other than she wants to lose weight "the easy way". so .....here we go on another adventure. She's about 5'2" and weighs 225-250 depending on the mood. I think if she does get healthier she'll be more calm. Drama tends to follow her. <BR> the other co-wor... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:13:18 EST Tues Mar 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656357 Leaving for the pool in a few minutes. Determined to whip this old body into a more functional state. I woke up last night at 2:30 am dreaming that the electric company was cutting down all of our trees. When I drove home for break to let Max out, I passed a trimming truck cutting off the trees and making them look like victims of an explosion. Ugly...and they were headed south toward our area. Augh. that's 2 times in the last week that I've had those premonitions. Sat ...in the morning...sis... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:25:05 EST Mon Mar 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655667 And disappointment reigns for the moment. I'm up 3 pounds. The WW lesson tonight was on changing your routine to keep from stagnation. I have been eating the same basic menu for several months...and it's not working for me. So...I'm reducing my calories, increasing my activities, and forging on. I had lost about 9 pounds over the last 3 weeks and expected a gain...but the 3 pounds was a letdown since I track activity and food daily. This is a behavior learning process. I will have to keep at ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:15:55 EST Sun Mar 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654907 Wonderful worship this morning. Pastor has been preaching on Habakkuk and completed the series this morning. What a blessing. The Praise team really enjoyed the substitute leader..right on target and very inspiring . Love his attitude and spirit. <BR> Went to see Marley...she's actually looking fine. DD says that she's on steroids and that she and hubby have decided to delay as long as they can keep her comfortable. She'll have about a 2 week reprieve according to the vet and then the cost w... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:48:00 EST Sat Mar 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654210 Took my time today..no rushing. Got the car cleaned out and had to buy a new battery. At the shop, when the mechanic parked the car in the lot, someone threw a milkshake all over the side of the car and I did an unexpected stop at the car wash to get it clean again. <BR> DD has to put down their English Mastiff. The poor thing has a blood disease that will cost over 1000.oo/month for injections that will only keep her alive a few more months and will not stop the constant pain she's been in.... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:32:39 EST Fri Mar 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653348 The program went well last night and I booked some more presentations. BUT I'm still worn out today. Got up and went to the gym for weight lifting, then back on the usual routine. Tonight we have a meal and music at a friend's house and expect good fun and fellowship. I would rather go home, wash my hair and go to bed...but it's what it is. I left the quilts in the car...what a load! Tomorrow my goal is to get the new drawing matted and framed and clean the car. I'm still having back pain so ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:38:19 EST Thurs Mar 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652437 Awake a lot last night with nerves over tonight's program. I'll be presenting a talk at a local church and using quilts as my prop. I missed my workout routine today, but have done walking, stretching and other exercises in pretence of replacing the water aerobics for the second time this week. But, for the most part, I'm still focusing on the program. The weather is turning nicer and even though we have snow in the forecast for next week, this weekend should be lovely. <BR> I'm still workin... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:56:13 EST Wed Mar 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651686 Back at the desk. Stopping to move every hour and to stretch. Still trying to get the back to heal. Went to the gym this morning and was amazed that after fighting to get in day after day that there were only 2 cars in the lot when I pulled up. I really cut back on my weight lifting...reduced the pounds and the reps to accommodate the pain..and still stay in the game. I can't stop now. The uniform I'm wearing today is blousy on me...6 mths ago, I could barely force it over my head. Yea for pr... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:36:26 EST Tues Mar 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651116 Back still sore and still using the anti-inflammatory and gentle stretching moves. I'll be okay...but I'm so frustrated. I'll see what happens at the gym in the morning...pulling back a bit on weights and reps to 'take it easy', but just don't want to stop the program. <BR> Went to stay with GS for the day. we took the net to the creek to try to catch frogs but it was too cold or we were too slow. So...we just gathered rocks and made the water jump up high. He told his mother 'I threw rocks ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:49:28 EST Mon Mar 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650277 Happy St Patrick's Day all!! <BR> The lab nurse called in and I worked her place for the day. I am definitely NOT cut out to work that area! BUT, I lost 1.8# when I weighed in tonight. <BR> I've hurt my back. Went to the gym and did my routine but lowered my weights and reps to give the muscles a break. Not sure what I've done but it hurts when I first stand and I'm having trouble walking. I guess it gives me empathy for Honey and his problems/limitations. I'll heal...but what a bother. <B... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:46:36 EST Sun Mar 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649467 What a long day. Praise team worship and then 2 services. Out to lunch with Honey and sister and then to Honey's to nap in the chair. This evening was the last financial seminar class we had and now I can get back to a little less hectic lifestyle on most weekends. I have to get up to go to the gym in the morning and then have a full workday followed by WW. I'm up this week. Not concerned but aware. But I have the meals planned for the week and I'll just keep at it. I'm still losing size and ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:09:18 EST Sat Mar 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648320 Honey told me last night that an old member of our congregation died last week. This quy was quite the character. He was in the community all of his life...90+years and owned an insurance company. I always enjoyed bantering with him but was aware that he was quirky. Honey went to see him a few months ago and was met with "this isn't a good time to visit. I'm going to have lunch'. Several people had heard that he was becoming more fragile, had been in the hospital, and went to see him and were... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:34:22 EST Fri Mar 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647781 Wrapping up the week. I get to see GS tomorrow and I feel like a kid waiting for Santa. He's such a blessing to me. <BR> to the gym this morning and came in to a wrecked room. The floor people had dismantled everything. I have to keep recharging the equipment, missed a morning televised meeting, and had to clean my room from the mess the cleaners had left. Oh well....life will go on and next year we will have somthing else to fret about. <BR> I've got to get some sleep tonight. I'm just too... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:19:11 EST Thurs Mar 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646855 Honey had a frightening fall at the church last night. I was up in my class, his meeting had dismissed and one of the young church ministers came into the class to get me. By the time I got to the parking lot, some young people had picked him up and had taken him to his truck. They stayed with him while I went back and collected my things. Sister drove my car and I drove him home. I checked him and he seemed shaken up and embarrassed, but stable. He was coming out the side door where the step... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:22:55 EST Wed Mar 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646154 Back at my desk. It was very warm this morning even though we'd been warned that temps would drop to the single digits and a freeze was coming in. 6 hours later and it's getting colder and raining on and off. I went to the gym and am so surprised at how few people have been out the last week. I guess the warm weather had them working out at home. I've caught up on my tasks and decided to catch up on a little Sparkin'! <BR> I got a call last night to remind me that I will be speaking near Ind... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:02:23 EST Tues Mar 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645727 The nurse called in again today and I worked the floor. I waited until all the patients were done and then left for the day...headed straight down to spend 2 hours with GS. Then back to the Y for water aerobics and after changing...to a friend's house to rehearse a song for Sunday when we'll offer a 'special' for service. I'm worn out...but up in the morning for the gym. Week 1 almost done. <BR> Got a call from a women's association where I'll be speaking this month. I'm now booked until Jun... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:02:46 EST Mon Mar 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644797 Hall nurse called in....so I went in an hour early and because of the new scheduling was there a half hour later than usual. Boss was in the clinic and nitpicking everything...and then found out that we were on target with our jobs...just flitted out with a 'my bad'. Oh ...pullleeze...I'm too tired to fuss more but you can imagine what's been going through my mind today. I want to work 8 more years and pay off everything this coming year so that I can focus on the barn and women's project. <B... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:38:24 EST Sun Mar 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643974 I've been gone all day so I didn't got my Spark program completed..but enough. Sang in both services, out to eat with friends and Honey and sister, then to Honey's to nap for an hour and then back out to the financial program. we only have one more week left...I really overate today...exercised too...but binged at supper. Nothing to say...so night all and be blessed Sun, 9 Mar 2014 22:04:24 EST Sat Mar 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642990 It's been a long time since I've been this dog tired in the middle of the day. Got up, did some Spring cleaning, got ready and went to the pool for an hour, took my tax info in to get it filed, and then came home to work in the yard for 2 hours. I was able to rake up a load of leaves out of the drive, and sister and I chopped out a bush that had fallen over in the freeze. Looks like the rest of the bush will have to come down tool I tried to get into the garden shed and found that the foundat... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:10:59 EST Fri Mar 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642285 I do not enjoy being the clinic manager for the month. I only have 3 weeks left. Can't wait to turn it back over to the partner. <BR> I'm really focusing on the program. I'm sore from the dive back into the gym and adding more things to the routine...but I'll survive. If the weather holds I plan to go to the pool in the morning for an hour and then go home to work in the yard for the afternoon. I left tons of leaves that will have to be picked up and I need to start cleaning up the fallen tr... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:19:22 EST Thurs Mar 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641426 The doctor I work for had a family member die and will be off until next week...that makes my days a bit slower at the clinic. She has carried several hats for the last few weeks and is quite worn out...maybe this will be a little time for her to regroup. <BR> Art class was good last night. We've had 3 weeks of lecture and next week we start into the actual creative process. Unusual class for this instructor. He's usually right into the paints day one...but he had us sketch a little and gave... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:38:42 EST Wed Mar 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640493 My doctor just came in my office to inform me that Subway was required to remove a certain ingredient from their breads due to health risks. she then tells me that the PB2 has some pretty bad ingredients in it too. We had to laugh. not that ingredients and knowing what you eat isn't important...but there are so many foods that we eat today that are tainted with bad additives. Organic does not mean healthy. A local health product store has commercial goods on the shelves that tout 'health'...b... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:47:45 EST Tues Mar 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639813 Not a bad day....everyone in, and patients behaving themselves nicely. One of the afternoon men who came in was in a wheelchair and the nutritionist informed the doctor that this 63 year old man could not stand up and be weighed. He, according to her, had to weigh over 550#. His wife was with him and not happy. Her statement was that he refused to go on any weight loss program. He is covered with infections and unable to care for himself. His whole attitude is 'Feed me'. If he doesn't like so... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:34:44 EST Mon Mar 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638962 I'm not even sure of the date anymore. There were only 2 of us nurses who showed up today...everyone else called in. Both doctors came and we coped. I had walk ins and just sent them away. Problem is ...without an appointment..there is no appointment. Everyone has a cold...no fever...just a cold.When I tell them that they will not get an antibiotic for a virus they just have this deer in the headlights look ...I don't think they understand. Well...it will be okay. <BR> Gotta get to bed. work... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:00:18 EST Sun Mar 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637952 We had another crazy day....ice moved in before I left for first service. I hurried home to pick up Sister, salt and sand the walks and porch and throw salt pellets on the gravel part of the driveway, then drove to Honey's house to salt and sand half of his drive, then back to church for second service. The inclement weather has already shut down our town. Usually the restaurants are jammed packed for lunch...today even McDonald's was empty when we drove by. we chose to go to one of the more ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:51:55 EST Sat Mar 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637009 What a day it's been . To the gym, to get the car double checked, shopping, filled up on gas, to find salt for the pending ice storm, home to salt the walks, cover the cars, put away the groceries, empty the car,eat a late lunch, brush Max, and now I need to go back to town to get more salt and litter. I have to learn a song tonight for worship in the morning and then I should be good to go. I'm tired. I think I wore Honey out. But it's all good. I'm making stir fry for supper and just tryin... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:51:42 EST Fri Feb 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636441 It has been a non stop day. Up to the water aerobics, next to get my hair cut, then grabbed lunch while on the way to the clinic to attend part of the monthly meeting. Next to meet with my investor and change my portfolios, then to the insurance company to change some coverage, and a fast stop by the bank to close out an unused program. To the church to teach a voice lesson and hurried home to get sister and off to supper and the Christian book store to get some new cds for some future appoin... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:53:15 EST Feb 27 My Birthday Thursday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635691 I have had the greatest day!! <BR> Got a lot of my chores done and Honey and Sister showered me with pigs (I collect anything with pigs and they were very sly about finding me just the right things) and a dinner out!!! DD arranged for GS to come to supper with us and he was such a little gentleman! We had the best time. I'm a happy 62 year old lady tonight. <BR> Be blessed, love each other and know that God is alive and well and loves you dearly. Keep Sparkin'!! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:52:31 EST Wed Feb 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634454 Had an interesting talk with coworker today...yep, the one that misses all the time. She went on a whining tangent with the boss and came to my office later in tears. The boss had ended their conversation with "if you don't want to do the work you're assigned, go find another job". I've done my own whining in the blogs about the statistical data we have to collect and monitor now as well as the other assignments now in place that make us crazy. But I make my statements to the bosses and then ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:34:23 EST Tues Feb 25 Max is mine!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633774 I now have a new friend. Maxwell is a little hairy fur ball who loves to pee on anything next to him. This will be a trick getting him to learn self control. Honey drove to Kentucky with me and we waited in the parking lot of a shut-down shopping center and finally our contact drove up. An elderly couple got out of the vehicle and she came around the car and just hugged me. The man got out with Max (whom they called Toto)and armloads of supplies. It was like contraband or a drug deal. They ma... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:21:05 EST Mon Feb 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632910 Partner called in again today. So help me, I honestly believe that the girl has a secret part time job somewhere. Can't prove it...and am probably wrong...but it's a thought that keeps crossing my mind. Boss sent a sub who was swamped with all of our nonsense ....but we made it!! I stayed over to finish up the tests that I'm required to take annually. Then to WW .... <BR> I'm up 9 pounds....kept my shoes on, my 3 layers of clothes, and my pockets full...and just ran through to get weighed an... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:39:10 EST