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/ Sunday..Irish festival and tired leg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241764 I stayed up late but slept in...how wonderful. I watched the end of three movies and they all made me smile. <BR> <BR> My sciatica is still flaring up but we managed to go out for a nice breakfast and then a ride to the Irish festival in North Wildwood. It was pretty and breezy but we missed the parade. The vendors were ok but the music was great. No where to sit unless you were drinking. So we didn't stay long. <BR> <BR> Happy at home and trying to rest my leg. I have a sub for one of my c... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:33:47 EST Saturday night--Cape May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241358 It was a nice day....my friend Carol and I shopped and then had a great lunch at the Mad Batter in Cape May. We followed it up with a walk on the beach. Even though it was cloudy, and we hoped for beach time, it was a great time. <BR> <BR> My sciatca is still flaring up. Trying to ice my back a bit. No pain... just that pins and needles sensation in the thigh and the bunched up socks feeling under the toes. Not the worse thing but it is slowing me down.I am concentrating on my body parts th... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:44:31 EST Finally Friday....got decent news from foot doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240869 The diagnosis is a split one: the sciatica may be affecting the foot or I have tarsal tunnel syndrome(carpal tunnel for the foot basically). We are doing conservative things: rest, othotics, soaking in hot water, stretches, roomy shoes, and NO JUMPING!) Hope to see improvement in a month or I will need a nerve test at least. <BR> <BR> The rest of the day was decent. Took one Zumba class, taught one, and worked the football game. <BR> <BR> Yep, it's time to sleep! Good night <em>102</em> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:07:34 EST Thursday....fighting exhaustion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240399 I can't seem to shake my tired body feeling. Trying to baby my foot and keeping busy at work is exhausting. <BR> <BR> All I have to say is "yay for naps" . <BR> <BR> Looking forward to Friday!!! <em>211</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:27:35 EST Wednesday...working with the funky foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239919 I could have a pinched nerve in my foot or the balky sciatica is causing an issue. The chiropractor and the massage therapist helped quite a bit and I see the foot doctor on Friday. <BR> <BR> My class went well but my foot just didn't feel like it was cooperating. Kind of scary actually.. <BR> <BR> Had fun at Wednesday morning coffee club too. My friend Mary made sure that I ate healthy snacks. So good to have good food buddies! <BR> <BR> Got a nap in too. <BR> <BR> Prayer request..my for... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:22:23 EST Tuesday..an ok day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239373 It was an ok day...got a little more sleep than usual. Feel pretty exhausted anyway. <BR> <BR> Since wearing tight shoes last week, my left foot has two numb toes. I am wearing my yoga toes sandals and they are helping. New day something new is a bit odd. <BR> <BR> Work and tutoring were good and had a nice coffee chat with my former student. <BR> <BR> I treated us to Greek food for dinner and happily watched DWTS. <BR> <BR> Ready for bed good night all. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:14:17 EST Monday..rain and two Zumba classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238752 It poured today...wonder how we are not all moldy!! <BR> <BR> Taught two Zumba classes and tutored a former student. Nice full day and I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Pretty awesome! <BR> <BR> Hoping to get a lot of things done this week. Have a good one! <em>386</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:59:53 EST Sunday....Sunday Zumba is back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238146 Although I am still pretty tired, I made it to the Sunday Zumba class. Class was good and then I tottered home to take my second shower of the morning. <BR> <BR> Dh took me out for a late breakfast and then a nice visit to the bookstore. Then we checked on a friend's dog and then came home to a quiet evening. A little tv and a little reading...aahhh <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:39:38 EST Saturday...a little antiquing and a nice lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237646 After the usual chores, we took a ride to route 9 which has a lot of nice antique stores. We had lunch at the Red Sky Cafe which is a very nice Mexican restaurant. <BR> <BR> Then we went to several shops, enjoying the look of each, but ony buying a few things. <BR> <BR> I finally got that good night's sleep in a long nap. Starting to feel more like myself...although my left leg is still sore. <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams all! <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:47:15 EST Very tired....Thank you for the supportive comments. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237115 All of your kind words were very kind and did a lot to help me keep it together. Thank you. <BR> <BR> We got up early for Steve to go to to work. 3:30 is very early. he ended up going back to bed and so did I <BR> <BR> I took the early class and taught my 10:30 class. Both went well. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ran some errands and worked the foot ball game..ready for some sleep. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:29:03 EST Tonight we said goodbye to our Dana. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06511e20-6ffe-4625-a3cd-14720e7e299c.jpg"> . <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c96290e3-3705-4bae-a48a-04f035a45de8.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6f705e8-4fb8-47a4-bc77-1db2eb170e4b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> She was ours for 14 years, which is a pretty good one. She hadn't been well for a month but she fought hard to keep going. Sadly, it was getting harder and harder for her to do things like walk, sleep, stay... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:52:12 EST Wednesday..slept a bit better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236032 Dana dog slept through the night. She got up at 5:25 and so did I! She has an appointment tomorrow. <BR> <BR> My Zumba Gold class went well with the new blue tooth tech but the air conditioning was not working...Maybe by next week. <BR> <BR> Library committee went well and was thankfully not too long. <BR> <BR> Getting ready for bed. <BR> <BR> Goodnight.... <em>102</em> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:40:39 EST Tuesday....busy and I have new glasses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235456 For the last two nights, I had a horrible time sleeping. Poor Dana dog could not settle in and therefore I got between 3 and 4 hours sleep each night. I hope to take her to the vet on Thursday. I don't know if it is her old age or if she is in pain or what...hope the vet has some answers. <BR> <BR> At least Zumba classes Monday went well and today's college class also went well. <BR> <BR> Good news from the endo..a1c is 6.1 woo hoo. It is on the downward trend. All the other numbers were g... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:08:15 EST 9/11 will always be a rough day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234264 One of our high school students was killed in the towers. One middle school science teacher was taking her student to a competition......it goes on and on and I can't stop watching or crying. <BR> <BR> I watched those towers being built. They were visible from my mother's apartment building. It just hurts. And always will. <BR> <BR> Prayers for the lost and their families and other loved ones....it doesn't seem to be enough.... <em>39</em> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:16:37 EST Zumba Event in Voorhees NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233648 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f82c9d3-e95c-46ec-b2fb-13b8e626a5d2.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ceef107-bcca-4c1f-a562-5900589ba7c9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another happy fundraiser with some great people! Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:51:29 EST My last Zumba class on Friday at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233105 It went well if you ignore the fact that we did not have any air conditioning...sigh. Then it was off to the senor center and class was good but small.My lunch buddies were elsewhere so I went home and showered and napped and ate a healthy lunch. yay. <BR> <BR> The nap was great! <BR> <BR> I ran an errand and then had dinner with friends at our local Tiki bar. It was relaxing. <BR> <BR> Happily at home with dh..have a great weekend! <em>213</em> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 21:58:53 EST Thursday..Netflix and a dinner out courtesy of friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232528 It was an interesting day. I had bloodwork done. The new girl had trouble with my shy veins. But it turned out ok. <BR> <BR> Work at the college was good and then I ran a few errands. We had a nice dinner at a local restaurant courtesy of friends and then came home to some fun tv. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my last Friday class at the gym. Hope I have enough energy! <em>355</em> Thu, 8 Sep 2016 21:53:47 EST Rough night but a good day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231991 Dana dog had a round night....from midnight to 1:30 I slept on the floor next to her as her breathing was a little labored.The cats kept us company as well. Finally She fell asleep and I did as well. <BR> <BR> 6 am was a bit tough but I imagined. Good news: no technology issues today. Music played well and class was good. <BR> <BR> Coffee with friends was fun and then the afternoon was busy including a visit with another friend and a surprise visit from a former student. A day with friends... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 22:27:16 EST First day of college was good but I have Ren Faire pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231375 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f8b336c-4951-45dc-9c40-ae93751fb267.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4e02399-4a19-4f6b-af7a-9720e046f59b.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17bcf54c-0460-499a-9268-a5473964d0de.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/820b69b2-23d7-44db-be21-90fa7c544e0e.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1add566-f660-46d8-b65f-d826b225d00e.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 22:43:44 EST Renaissance Faire Day was great fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230769 But the pictures will wait for tomorrow..I am beat.. Hope you had a good Labor Day! <em>232</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 21:53:41 EST Sunday...tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230238 Recovering from the trip to NYC..had a good time but we are a bit tired still. <BR> Here's some photos from yesterday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee5d9341-ce72-468e-a8a5-30c3e426e049.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/637b6bb0-dfc3-4c09-b0f6-02f91a8b1a82.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cb4a2b6-0433-43f9-af2f-5ab26b500e39.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e77abb9-6811-4640-8a53-bb5e6280e8cd.jpg"> <BR... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 22:13:48 EST Good day in NYC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229747 We went to visit my mother and had a nice time. <BR> <BR> pictures tomorrow...I am beat! <em>102</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 23:08:59 EST Tech issues on Friday..the end of a tough week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229235 The new cord again would not cooperate at the gym. Even with two other employees helping, we had to switch a cord and use my back up mp3 player. It was more exhausting to get the music to play then to teach the class. <BR> <BR> The rest of the day had good moments. I used a tip to flat iron my hair that worked great and had a relaxing evening with friends..we had flatbread lobster pizza. A little slice of heaven... <BR> <BR> Going to NYC to see mom tomorrow. Have a safe weekend all <em>10... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 23:49:03 EST Thursday...Vicar of Dibley makes me smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228647 We are enjoying the heck out of Netflix. We watched Stranger Things, Jessica Jones, and now Vicar of Dibley. Very relaxing.. <BR> <BR> The day was more low key than the last few so that was helpful. Looking forward to tomorrow, will go in early to avoid tech issues. I hope...... <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams..... <em>102</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 22:17:28 EST Wednesday...Tech issues and an easy evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228013 Today the new cord did not want to cooperate with my music player. Ugh. Took me 10 minutes and needed help to get it working. Not my idea of a way to start the morning. <BR> <BR> Class went well when it finally started. I got some errands done including running off the syllabus for the new course and getting my teeth cleaned. Yay. No cavities, just keep on flossing. <BR> <BR> Dream well <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e79cfbf-7963-438b-91dc-64a04bff09e1.jpg"> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:54:59 EST Tuesday night...after Dana's visit to the custard stand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227378 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dfe6480-0de2-4554-8cb0-abde1660f9dd.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92715730-3557-46fe-a1d8-8363069637b7.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c126cab2-6580-43f6-9f5b-edaf57471c02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was an appointment day, eye doctor to check vision and it looks like new expensive glasses., and later the annual physical exam. Two vaccines and some bloodwork...oh boy. <BR> <BR> At least we took our dog ou... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:18:57 EST Monday ...still feeling a bit off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226770 Stayed up late reading but managed to get up and go about my day. My Zumba class went well, I did a few errands, and came home to check on the pets before going to the eye specialist. <BR> <BR> Working on new choreo, spending time with Dana girl, and watching Game of Thrones. Wow, anytime a CGI wolf gets killed I get really upset. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Hope your Monday was good and tomorrow even better. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:27:43 EST Sunday...weary kind of day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226142 Dana dog got up at 3 am today..tired.. I did go back to sleep though which was good. I fit in a walk this morning and some yoga and some dog time. I even finished a book. yay. <BR> <BR> Dh was home from work about 12:30 and we took a ride to Fort Mott which is a park next to the Delaware River. Saw quite a few dragonflies and a few butterflies. <BR> <BR> We did a little antiquing on the way home and I found a pretty bowl. <BR> <BR> Quiet evening with dh and the pets and the tv. hope the w... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:44:06 EST Saturday started early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225636 Dana dog got up at 4 am...I picked her up and carried her outside. then i went off to do chores and errands and had a work meeting at 11 am. <BR> <BR> Then I came home to try to rest before our birthday party at a friend's. We had a really nice time...some of my friends love the same things as my husband(science fiction, movies, books and puns) so we had a great time. <BR> <BR> Saying good night <em>223</em> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:21:24 EST Mixed Bag Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225128 Loads of little annoyances today....Dana though is still hanging in there, Nice lunch with two of my Zumba ladies They made an off day a bit better. <BR> <BR> More tomorrow sweet dreams.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:55:36 EST Thursday....worrying about Dana http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224567 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4257a082-9731-4b0f-9703-c4c063753688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my Dana. She is 15 and has been our dog since 2002. Today I discovered that I can lift her 60 lb self and take her out to go to the bathroom. She is getting very weak. <BR> <BR> Preparing for the end is hard. <BR> <BR> On a positive note, I got my hair done and also have been cleaning..yay. <BR> <BR> Good night! <em>338</em> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:21:25 EST Wednesday--great Zumba class and water woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224034 My new song went over great..woo hoo. Wednesday morning coffee club was good and I ran a few errands. <BR> <BR> When I got home, we have no water at all. Sigh. Fortunately my dhd\ worked on it and we have water with water pressure as of this evening. <BR> <BR> I was invited by two former students that are now teachers for a evening out. it was so much fun, although there were some sad stories, there was lots of laughter. <BR> <BR> Sleep well.. <em>334</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:50:56 EST Tuesday...a walk and some dragonflies(pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223417 Slept in, tutored, ran a few errands, and went for a walk with dh at Parvin State park <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db023bca-327a-4d9b-bcbb-36ce8a202b97.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dab7a3b2-b465-490e-95b9-7cbce2e1b5c8.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b93a855f-46f2-4e66-9d2d-0049a36dd1f6.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25eb01b4-92f5-482d-8b45-858faff98509.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:48:47 EST Monday..low humidity..wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222798 What a nice change to have air that is breathable! YUM! I <BR> <BR> Zumba Gold class went well and I ran a few errands after. Got some good deals too! <BR> <BR> The foot doctor appointment went well....I am doing everything for my foot the right way. yay. Too bad my knees ache today. Oh well. growing older is not for the weak!! <BR> <BR> Scored a nice nap in the afternoon and I made a good dinner. <BR> <BR> Quiet evening with dh.. Bliss! <em>334</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:14:18 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222199 Pretty mellow day...trying to learn a new song to teach and clean and watch the Olympics..a little scattered. <BR> <BR> DH got home early from work and we managed a quick trip to the bookstore which is always nice. <BR> <BR> Got a nap, watched a little more Olympics and getting ready to read until I fall asleep! Good night! <em>334</em> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:21:38 EST Saturday evening..the water pump has been replaced. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221660 Yesterday was a good one.....my classes went well(in spite of a dicey ankle) and I had some nice visits with friends. Watching the Olympics led to an early bed time. <BR> <BR> Today started out the usual with chores and visits but then I came home to no water. The pump and the well were not cooperating. <BR> <BR> Find a plumber was not good and my dh ventured to the big box stores to find a water pump. One plumber called back and had an idea. Steve came back to check out specs for the pump ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:15:55 EST Thursday night....oh shopping!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220630 I went to pay a bill and ended up with some great bargains and some gifts. Pretty successful shopping trip. <BR> <BR> Had a coffee date with a friend that was fun and a surprise late lunch with some others. <BR> <BR> My dh took me to the movies in the evening. it was a pretty good day! <BR> <BR> Oh, and best of all I slept in and got almost 8 hours of sleept!! Woot! <em>102</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:49:23 EST Thursday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220238 Fell asleep watching the Olympics hardly any sparking yesterday, <BR> <BR> It was a nice day, ZumbaGold in the am(with a/c issues as well) and then lunch with friends at an awesome Greek restaurant. Good visit with chiripractor and massage therapist. Back is good for now. yay <BR> <BR> Made an appointment for the foot doctor for my achy heel. Hope eveyone had a good day yesterday. <BR> <BR> Enjoy today! <em>381</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:48:59 EST Pictures from the Delaware Bay lighthouse and my dragonfly pond http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219325 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f1d073e-9a85-4c00-bf07-a7ccf5733878.jpg">Leaving the Jersey Shore <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28b78c51-79aa-4e84-851b-09aa2bd21601.jpg">Ship John Lighthouse <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/540ac240-2c63-42c9-828a-1df8cc6df6a9.jpg">Ship John close up <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2dd9a1f9-a2d0-4159-b949-45f4f967f589.jpg">Approaching Miah Maul light <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:24:48 EST Monday night..watching Olympics and cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218683 It was a busy day..Zumba Gold went well even with the air conditioning issues(still not working but no one knows anything when you ask about it). <BR> <BR> A little food shopping, ran into a two good friends, and then home to make a healthy lunch. <BR> <BR> Since today is National Relaxation Day, I did fit in a 3 hour nap. Feeling quite rested...wild <BR> <BR> Easy evening,decluttering and watching the Olympics. <BR> <BR> Hope your day was good! <BR> <BR> Cruise pictures tomorrow....I p... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:32:50 EST Sunday night..sadness followed by a boat, lighthouses, and the Delaware Bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218043 It was a slow morning followed by some sad news. A Beautiful (inside and out) former student died in her sleep of cardiac arrest. She was 21, I feel numb..sad...and angry..All the things that she won't get to do ....hard to understand. <BR> <BR> When dh got home from work early he asked if I would like to do the boat cruises of the Delaware Bay lighthouses. There was no other answer possible but yes. We must enjoy our lives while we are able. <BR> <BR> There will be pictures tomorrow of th... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:10:39 EST Odd Saturday...going to blame it on the heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217541 I did all the usual chores and errands today but it was an off day. My dh left his phone in his jeans so the phone got washed,. Goodbye phone. <BR> <BR> He was ok and disappointed in himself so off we went to get a new phone. Found one at a decent price and he treated me to an upgrade as well. <BR> <BR> Then we came home and hid from the heat. So I didn't get to go to a free concert in AC(fake Woodstock) and I skipped the Zumba event(just not feeling like dancing in this weather even in an ... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:45:29 EST Today was better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217001 I will concentrate on the nice things today. My classes went well, I had a wonderful lunch with a good friend who in town for the first time in a year, and a relaxing evening with my dh. <BR> <BR> It was hot but my ac in the car and the house was working. It's all good. Goodnight! <em>521</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:42:29 EST Thank you friends for all your support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216413 You guys are the greatest! I can feel the love and support across this medium. I spoke to a few local friends today and all had the same reaction about yesterday's situation. I was wondering if I was being oversensitive but no, I wasn't. <BR> <BR> Today was recovery day. I had to take some meds for my knee..the ice and topical were not doing it. But I did fit in a nice walk. Pictures tomorrow maybe...I even saw a luna moth caterpillar. Very very pretty. <BR> <BR> Trying to stay positive wi... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:17:45 EST Up and down Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215823 Zumba class went well..coffee with friends was fun and then the rest of the day happened.. Little annoyances here and there but I had an unpleasant dinner with my dh, FiL and nephew. FIL likes to joke and me made a joke that I found insulting. Although I tried to talk to myself that he was kidding, I was not having it. I tried to stay quiet but alas when asked why, I said why. So not in the mood for "good ole boy humor". <BR> <BR> At least my dh had a good visit with his dad. Next time I thi... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:50:46 EST Tuesday...a little better, thanks for the good thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215213 I stayed up too late so I went back to sleep after Steve left for work. I got up slow had coffee, watered the plants and took life slow. I hated missing Ballet barre but I needed the sleep. <BR> <BR> My one tutoring student cancelled and the other finished his summer course. He did very well. <BR> <BR> Then it was off to the gym for TRX. That went well. I feel a little stronger at least. <BR> <BR> Working on a two new songs. Wish me luck, I usually need to dream about them to teach them! ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 22:10:10 EST Quick and short blog....crappy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214642 It was a day when the amount of little things going wrong was awful. Without detail, from the day, just know when I went to feed my fish and found him dead I couldn't stop crying. At least I didn't cry over the hair dryer today when it overheated and died in a minute. <BR> <BR> Between teaching in a gym which lacked a/c today and no one informed me of it. Then my friend who gave up her morning classes told me that she wanted the Friday morning class back. I said ok but since they want to re... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:00:29 EST Some Renaissance Faire pictures and motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214016 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/babca673-bc18-4bc6-9542-f02ce67f6176.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bdfbc99-9af2-46e4-96d1-53236b40788e.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cdbb0266-6f1a-46fd-bf40-6fce31c3d0c3.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bedda83-e2b7-4017-920d-2776dcf65972.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f55f332a-54b2-4946-8be7-7eabe30d8754.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 23:39:38 EST Saturday...Renaissance Faire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213438 We made it to opening day and we had a great time. The heat and humidity was tough but after a sun shower,it cooled down a bit. <BR> <BR> We saw some great shows and met some nice people. It was good that we didn't listen to the weather reports. Major thunderstorms were predicted <BR> <BR> Pictures tomorrow...good night! <em>213</em> Sat, 6 Aug 2016 21:41:27 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213036 Good day, got home at 1 am..more later today. <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 6 Aug 2016 01:41:22 EST