TERRI289's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TERRI289 TERRI289'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/ Feeling grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823556 It was a good day, the microphone didn't work so I had to yell. Tricky.. <BR> <BR> Classes went ok and I got to have soup with friends after work. <BR> <BR> Happily spending time with the pets out of the rain... <BR> <BR> A good friend included me in her grateful note on FB...sometimes you feel like you can be a really good part of someone's life.. <em>129</em> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:24:14 EST Happy Birthday DH!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823048 Today is my dh's birthday. He is the best man that I know...I am so lucky. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1883179531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> His job interview went well and he is hoping to hear by Monday. Cross your fingers and say a prayer please... <BR> <BR> Good night! <em>381</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:06:51 EST Monday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822473 Mondays are busy but when the temperature jumps to 74 after being 17 two days ago, my body just doesn't feel right. I have a sinus headache on both sides of my face. ugh. <BR> <BR> I subbed for a friend and it went ok. Took the second class which was fun. Managed to avoid the drama queens in the locker room. I have no time for negative gossip as a substitute as real conversation. <BR> <BR> College classes went well, and I had time for a light lunch by myself. Coming home to the puppy was ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:39:53 EST Sunday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821870 It was a busy day.. <BR> Errand running, playing with the puppy, trying to work my new mp3 player, talking to several friends... <BR> <BR> Ok, I am exhausted...Have a happy week!!! <BR> <em>43</em> <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:18:41 EST Saturday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821346 Gotup too early....4:50 am. Got the chores done, and taught the last SAT class. I will miss them but not working in Saturdays. <BR> <BR> I had a nice afternoon with dh and pets...a wonderful nap with my Dimitri is quite restorative! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend!! <em>386</em> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:36:34 EST Friday night lights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820896 It was a relief to get to Friday. <BR> <BR> Regular stuff was good(Zumba, the college) and the I got the replacement lenses for my classes. Love new lenses..so clear! <BR> <BR> Quiet evening with dh and tv...getting prepped for tomorrow's last SAT class. <BR> <BR> Happy Weekend!! <em>211</em> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:53:35 EST Ups and downs and hanging tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820291 All sorts of funky today...coffee mug spilled with cover on inside lunch bag, computer glitch almost shut down first class, biopsy on mole on leg came back precancerous.....sigh. Good news is that is it getting removed next month or sooner, after I check with the doctor. <BR> <BR> New motto: challenges will strengthen me, and not send me to chocolate!!! <em>20</em> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:16:43 EST Already tired and it's only Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819799 Teaching Zumba was good, and college classes were good. The cold was not fun, but thankfully, we are not dealing with snow. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed my visit with my hairdresser and made a good dinner. Now if I could just stay awake for all of Nashville! <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams. <em>102</em> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:27:09 EST Tuesday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819188 Today was a little better..I am bummed that I am developing a PSC cataract. Sigh...one more thing that can't be prevented but at least it can be fixed. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, the day was good...students were cooperative and I had a successful trip to the supermarket..all good healthy foods. <BR> <BR> Dinner came out good and it is time to exercise! <BR> <BR> Good night! <em>213</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:17:56 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818599 Just crawling into bed and being done with it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:28:11 EST Sunday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817944 It was a day of aches and pains..ugh. <BR> <BR> My left knee has been achy and it was doing better until a few minutes ago. My left quad is still achy and my left side is also achy. All at once, weird, huh? Think I slept really really wrong. Or Thor the super puppy pulled too hard this morning. <BR> <BR> So glad that I have the option of taking Monday off from the gym. <BR> <BR> Today was mostly restful, rode the bike, went to a Fair Trade gift show at Stockton State College, came home an... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:10:04 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817517 Napped from 5-11...that says it all. <BR> <BR> Good night! <em>102</em> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:05:55 EST Friday, Friday, Friday-woot woot woot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816989 Busy and good day....got compliments on the Zumba class that I taught, the second class was fun, I had a healthy lunch at Subway, and my college class went well. <BR> <BR> So happy for the weekend, even though I work a little tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams, have a rocking weekend!!! <em>244</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:38:09 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816384 A good and busy day....classes were good, tutoring was good, got some errands done! <BR> <BR> I got home, walked the dogs, practiced choreography and cooked dinner. I even did a little weight training... <em>34</em> <em>316</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the weekend!! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:07:09 EST Wednesday, a free one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815837 Today was Advisement day at the college so there were no classes. I had a delightful day, taught Zumba, took a Zumba class, had lunch with my dh, and walked through the zoo. The afternoon I had time with my pets and did some paperwork. <BR> <BR> Library committee went well and now I am happily watching Nashville. <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams... <em>102</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:41:56 EST Happy Veterans' Day to all Service men and women! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815137 I am so grateful for our people in the Armed Forces, both present and past. <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you! <em>380</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:40:12 EST Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l991763637.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A little Thor on my shoulder..while I was having tea.. <BR> <BR> I filled in for my fellow Zumba instructor(only 2 left early) and most hung in there. <BR> <BR> College classes were good, and the dermatologist appointment went ok.she only cut off one mole! It's right above my knee. <BR> <BR> A quiet evening, just watching Castle now...sweet dreams all. <em>213</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:29:34 EST Sunday's walk in the park http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813857 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857639484.jpg"> <BR> Steve and Thor <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1906131850.jpg"> <BR> Steve and me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116717999.jpg"> <BR> Steve and Thor on the path <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l95962079.jpg"> <BR> The lake looking a little low.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l930384440.jpg"> <BR> Another view.. <BR> <im... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 22:12:51 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813286 It was a nice day....chores, breakfast, SAT class, drive to the shore to check out a thrift shop.. <BR> <BR> And a little nap before the Dr. Who finale! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend!! <em>223</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:37:10 EST Friday...aaahhhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812848 Zumba class went well, even with a few mistakes. <BR> <BR> The college class went well and I worked the football game, <BR> <BR> Ready for bed... <em>244</em> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:17:34 EST Good Thursday, still awake at 9:49!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812233 I made it through the day without a nap and have been very productive. Work was good, I redid my playlist for tomorrow, dinner was good, the chiropractor and massage were great, and the eye doctor's office is ordering new lenses to replace the scratched one.l Yay for warranties. <BR> <BR> Only funky note, the package that I sent my mom was lost in the mail and they sent me the parts of the box with the return address and my mom's address. Where did the rest of the package go????Ugh. <BR> <B... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 21:53:03 EST Fell asleep by 9.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811663 Missed the night!! <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams... <em>102</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 00:00:23 EST Busy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810919 Work was good, tutoring was fun.Ran a few errands after and came home to fluffy pets. <BR> <BR> I made meatballs and spaghetti...yum! Practiced my choreography while cooking... <BR> <BR> Good night.... <em>213</em> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:40:49 EST A good Monday, mostly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810306 I gave myself the morning off....the animals were very needy last night. No Zumba, just a leisurely breakfast after a short workout. <BR> <BR> College classes were good and then I did the food shopping. It is true, when you shop on an empty stomach, you do buy more. But it was mostly healthy! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Made a good dinner and managed to not nap....time for bed and book! <BR> <BR> The bad part....the right ankle became painful after going down the stairs. Now that was weird... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:03:39 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809610 My camera developed a "lens error" last night...so goodbye to Nikon camera #2. Today we found a similar Nikon with more pixels at a very good price. It would be hard to have my other favorite hobby if I didn't have the equipment. <BR> <BR> Today was all odds and ends and a nice nap. I would like to have a longer nap. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a wonderful week.... <em>213</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:59:44 EST Excellent day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809010 Laundry, breakfast with friends, first SAT class(nice group and smart), then a long nap and a good Halloween party.. <BR> <BR> wondrous day! <em>333</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 23:49:22 EST Happy Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808371 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1058146866.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l940513080.jpg"> <BR> Our regular instructor came back to teach some Halloween songs so I took a few pictures! I love how skinny I look in the blurry picture!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had fun today !!! <em>431</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:41:04 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807800 It was a good day...but I am beat. College classes were ok and I practiced some new songs for Zumba. Hope my brain remembers them all tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Leftovers were yummy.....good night! <em>213</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:42:34 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807207 Better day....Zumba class went well(they are still requesting faster music) and work was ok. <BR> <BR> Ran some errands and settled happily at home with the pets to wait for Steve to come home. <BR> <BR> Made grill cheese for dinner...I love comfort food when it is cold and damp. <BR> <BR> Happy Hump day! <em>243</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:59:42 EST Tuesday..a little stressful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806611 Work was good....and the afternoon a bit strange. The town where I pay my oil bill had a major street blocked off with cops all over. <BR> <BR> On my way home, I was stopped 300 yards from my house by more cops and all the traffic was detoured back...I finally managed to get to my house. What a relief... <BR> <BR> Took Dana dog to the vet; she did well and will be trying a new medicine for her skin condition. <BR> <BR> I created my playlist for my Zumba class and it promptly became stuck. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:36:02 EST Monday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805958 A pretty good day.....Zumba was fun, work was ok(although catching college students trying to cheat is annoying), and errand running was ok. <BR> <BR> Happy to be home with the animals and dh... <em>244</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:13:26 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805338 I am comfortably tired...slept in a little, made great progress on my closet. <BR> <BR> We took Thor Puppy to the park and then to PetSmart. Even got to read a bit and fit in a mini nap. <BR> <BR> Now that my work updates are done, my bed is calling. <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Love you all, hope your week is a great one!! <em>211</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:13:29 EST Homecoming and dinner with friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804723 Homecoming was nice, selling tickets went ok. <BR> <BR> We ended the day dining on delicious Greek food with good friends.. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Good night! <em>211</em> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:37:21 EST Friday fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804217 It was a mostly good day: Zumba was fun and went well. College class was good and my hangout time with friends was fun. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the weekend.... <em>223</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Good Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803654 Work was good, hair appointment was awesome, and the chiropractor was helpful(the hip hurts less). <BR> <BR> Took Steve out to dinner at the diner and brought home half my meal!! <BR> <BR> A good day, now to practice a little more new choreo for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Pleasant dreams,,,,, <em>213</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:10:46 EST Wednesday-rainy and crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803101 Rainy and crazy describes the weather and the day. I woke up to huge pile of puppy dog poop..ugh. At least it cleaned up easy. <BR> <BR> On the way to work, one car cut me off from the turning lane and ten minutes later another car ran the stop sign..Blessed that I wasn't hurt but really? I know that I paid my car off a month early but seriously..... <BR> <BR> Classes, both Zumba and college, went well. Ran two errands, had a great pedicure and Jamie worked magic with my eyebrows! <BR> <... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:17 EST Tuesday..a very good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802457 I loved my day at home. Dropped off the car at the shop for the back brakes, and then dh took me home. I cleaned, exercised, scrubbed, organized, read the paper, cleaned some more, napped with my cat, and overall had an excellent day. Walked to pick up my car(15 min on the highway, only one vehicle strayed toward me) and picked up dog food for my older dog. <BR> <BR> Came back home and worked some more in the house. <BR> <BR> The evening has been pleasant, heated dinner from yesterday's co... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:44:40 EST Monday Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801782 I took the morning for myself.....no Zumba, just a slower paced morning and the running of some errands. <BR> <BR> Work was fine, and then I went to food shop and stop at the library. <BR> <BR> The evening has been fun. I made a good meal, with a small dessert, and the tv shows have been fun! <BR> <BR> Time for Castle, good night! <em>334</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:03:50 EST Pictures Day 2 of NJ Lighthouse challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801105 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1967366407.jpg"> <BR> Morning sky over route 40 on the way to Absecon Light <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1002697397.jpg"> <BR> Absecon lighthouse in Atlantic City <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539924299.jpg"> <BR> The community garden at Absecon light <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1936245641.jpg"> <BR> The other side of the lighthouse <BR> <B... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:16:41 EST Pictures from Day 1 of Lighthouse Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454305952.jpg"> <BR> Rich, Me, and Steve at Tinicum Lighthouse(built in 1880) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1695489172.jpg"> <BR> Another view of Tinicum Light, which is located in Paulsboro NJ near the Delaware Bay <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2129861760.jpg"> <BR> Finn's Point Lighthouse near Fort Mott, also on the Delaware Bay <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:43:25 EST Day one-NJ Lighthouse Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800634 We made it to five lighthouses, Tinicum Rear Range, Finn's Point, East Point, Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood and Cape May..awesome day! Our friends Carol and Rich joined us and we had lunch in Mauricetown at the Maurice River Diner. Great food, service and prices! <BR> <BR> Tired now, more tomorrow! <em>88</em> And we saw monarch butterflies!! Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:53:19 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800011 It's nice that it is Friday...Zumba was good, both the class was good and the one that I took. Had a nice visit with my friend Amy and had a good lunch and read for a bit. <BR> <BR> College class was good and I went to visit a good friend that I worked with for several years. We had a good time. <BR> <BR> Now I am relaxing with dh and watching Haven, and craving a house in Nova Scotia.....one day.... <em>41</em> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:23:27 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799509 Work, then errands, then home...aaahhh. The sun even came out. <BR> <BR> Worked on some songs for tomorrow's Zumba class and purchased a few new ones. <BR> <BR> Our dinner was mostly leftovers..yum. Some things are better the second day! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the lighthouse challenge this weekend! <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams... <em>381</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:36:24 EST Rainy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798921 Good day...Zumba class to teach, Zumba class to take, healthy lunch, college classes, and then two errands... <BR> <BR> so nice to be home in a dry house after walking the dogs in the rain. <BR> <BR> Love my new tradition of tea in the afternoon and then a nap. My body reallyfeels better! <BR> <BR> Hope your day was good and tomorrow even better!!! <em>244</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:26:35 EST Tuesday - the weather was better!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798293 Today the high temperature was 78 with sun!!! Perfect for a day off, but it was a day of work. Classes were good, tutoring was decent, and I got great deals at the supermarket! <BR> <BR> I stocked up on veggies, buy one get one chicken tenders and even got the fixings for lasgna. I have a very happy husband. Yay! <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams, my friends.... <em>386</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:25:28 EST Good day -downpours instead of a stray shower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797730 Mostly a good day, two excellent Zumba classes and lunch in Cape may with Carolprestige! Shopping but not buying, even better. <BR> <BR> Weather was a bit soggy but the day was fun! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!! <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:36:47 EST Easy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797093 There was sleeping until 7(nirvana), a leisurely breakfast with friends, and then hiking at a beautiful wildflower preserve near New Hope Pa. The guided tour was great fun and we learned a lot. <BR> <BR> Pictures tomorrow! Enjoy!!! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:21:01 EST Fun Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796585 Even with the rain and the November feel of the day it was a good one. I did my demo for a local community health fair and it was well received. <BR> <BR> Ran a few errands, came home and had the best nap. <BR> <BR> In the evening Steve and I attended his coworkers Halloween party..wish it wasn't so dark...the decorations were amazing. The food and the company were even better. <BR> <BR> Good night, sweet dreams.. <em>102</em> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:49:55 EST Friday..a better day than Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796013 Zumba went well and the second class was fun I need to get used to the microphone...need a small adjustment. <BR> <BR> Work was good and my boss took me out to lunch as a thank you for helping her with a project. <BR> <BR> After joining some friends to toast the week I came home to odds and ends and silly animals. A nice evening has ensued!! <BR> <BR> Happy weekend! <BR> <BR> A silly picture from the fun dance event from two weeks ago! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:09:19 EST Annoying Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795517 Too many students trying to get away with nonsense.....no time for that! <BR> <BR> My Zumba demo went well and my chiropractor appointment was good. <BR> <BR> Happy to be home.... <em>244</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 22:24:50 EST