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/ Good Monday..Zumba, tutoring, eye injection(blech) and more Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256647 I taught two classes today..had a great time although the second class tweaked my back a bit. Hello ice pack. <BR> <BR> Every seven weeks I get an eye injection for my retina issue. I am starting to dislike it so of course, my vision is much improved today. Guess it is working. <BR> <BR> So today was a mix of good and not so good but overall, more smiling than frowning. <BR> <BR> Good nght! <em>334</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:19:12 EST A wonderful tea party bridal shower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256093 I attended a lovely tea party bridal shower for my friend Darlene's daughter Krysta. They are lovely people that I met through working at the college. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c502324-afbc-4903-b6e9-ced0c98818c4.jpg">Darlene and Laura <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6d5a428-b493-4097-bee3-54bc595f11ff.jpg">Krysta and her friends <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23511301-381b-4197-b8a2-ede2f875cf29.jpg">Darlene and Kryst... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:37:21 EST Rain, wind,the animal shelter and football http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255635 It was a good day for the most part even with the wild rain and wind. After chores, Steve got home in time for us to check out the Shelter and visit with some of the animals. The puppy that I was interested in turned out to have been adopted. My friend met the couple who adopted her. She commented the puppy was cute and friendly. Sigh....guess she wasn't meant to be ours. <BR> <BR> We are interested in a lab mix who might have a hip issue and needs to be cat tested. I don't want to get too e... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:36:02 EST Friday....Zumba 2x and a tune up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255157 Took one class, taught one class and had lunch with two of the ladies in my second class! <BR> <BR> Then on the way home my check engine light came on! Fortunately I live close to my mechanic. I stopped to ask how long I could drive with the light on. They decided that the car needed a tune up so they did it. Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> My evening was nice..dinner with friends at the tiki bar and a quiet evening with our pets and the tv! <BR> <BR> Happy Weekend!! <em>26</em> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:09:21 EST Thursday...PT, work and the Hair Salon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254666 It was a full and interesting day! Physical Therapy was good and I am improving bit by bit .Pain is preferable to numbness any day. <BR> <BR> The college class was cooperative. and then it was off to the hair salon. I got a nice trim and a refreshing of color. <BR> <BR> Now a quiet evening researching and doing some paperwork. <BR> <BR> Hope your day was good!!! <em>345</em> <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:55:30 EST Debate made me tired but so did teaching two classes of Zumba today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254248 Wish they would answer questions but let's talk about my teaching two classes today. I know that my energy was there but my stamina needs to be worked on. <BR> <BR> It was nice to be back at the gym and to see everyonel <BR> <BR> I also took a nap n the afternoon after I went to the SPCA to check out dogs. There are a few beauties but I need for my dh to check them out. <BR> <BR> So now I am ready to sleep. <BR> <BR> Good night! <em>102</em> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:09:17 EST Tuesday...a day of anticipation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253742 I am going to teach my morning Zumba class tomorrow!! PT went well and the therapist said that as long as I am mindful of what I am doing, I could go ahead and teach. <BR> <BR> Today's college class was cooperative and my tutoring student cancelled. I got to run a few errands and we had a quiet evening.' <BR> <BR> Wish me luck, hope my stamina starts to come back! Hope your day was good and tomorrow is even better!! <BR> <em>334</em> <em>223</em> <em>355</em> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:54:24 EST Monday-tired and busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253201 I overdid my leg stretches on Sunday night so my left knee is a bit sore. My quads and hip flexors are a bit better. <BR> <BR> I did a few errands today, tutored my friend/former student, and had lunch with another friend. The afternoon was quiet and I got some odds and ends done. <BR> <BR> Still resting the leg but getting anxious to teach my Zumba classes again. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is PT and then work and maybe tutoring. Hope I get my energy back soon. Not being active really stinks! <BR... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:41:53 EST Busy last three days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252652 Friday rolled...did Physical Therapy, then taught Zumba Gold chair and some standing numbers then lunch with friends and a race home to get ready for the tribute band concert. We went to Golden Nugget Casino in AC and saw Rust, a Neil Young tribute band, and The Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Both were excellent. I had a great time! <BR> <BR> Saturday, after recovering from being out late and getting up early for chores, dh and I went costumes shopping for Halloween. That was ... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:54:41 EST Tedious Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251164 Knee is stiff but not painful, Toes are funny but most of the leg feels good. My college class was antsy..will write it off as the coming full moon. It didn't help having a fire drill at the beginning of class either. Yuck. <BR> <BR> On a more positive note, I had a pedicure and had a nice visit with a friend/former student. l love seeing former students turning out so well. <BR> <BR> Dinner was chicken with mozzarella and pasta and salad. YUM! Sometimes dinner comes out really good. Bette... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:32:57 EST Wednesday...a bit of a sad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250696 My uncle passed away on this day in 1989..still miss him all the time. He was only 57 when he died. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading this. The rest of the day was ok. Physical Therapy evaluation went well and I have some stretches to do. <BR> <BR> Today my Zumba Gold chair class turned into a regular class as my balance is BACK!! Woo hoo. I was able to use both my feet. Woo hoo!! It felt so good to teach! <BR> <BR> To top it off after library committee meeting, I had a very good salad... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:04:19 EST Tuesday..way to busy a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250122 I slept late after getting dh out the door. Then I went to work at the college and it went ok. It warmed up quickly from 40 to 72. hence, now I have the sniffles. Thirty degree temperature changes don't agree with me! <BR> <BR> I had lunch with a former student and we had a good visit. She and I both have back issues so we compared notes! <BR> <BR> Ran a few errands on the way home and finally settled in at around 4:30. Hubby surprised me with a trip to our favorite diner and we had a grea... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:27:28 EST Some Renaissance Faire pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249611 I spent today cleaning and decluttering. Here are some pictures from yesterday's trip <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80191daf-8883-4a04-92be-7b4e8d642997.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70e90368-82a1-4484-999a-cff57a66e345.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bfd6400-3316-4d3e-aa62-57fd5fb6b9ec.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da45442d-1bc9-42d9-b5ca-a1d46d17d5b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope your day was good! Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:31:09 EST Renaissance Faire...a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249051 It was a fun day with the friends at the Renaissance Faire..pictures tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Watching the debate...fascinating stuff and a headache in the making. Enjoy your day off tomorrow if you have it. <BR> <BR> Good news...I walked over 8000 steps today, first time since my leg got really bad. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2016 22:08:33 EST Rainy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248555 It was a quiet day...chores and puttering and reading. Leg is feeling better..woo hoo! <BR> <BR> We had a dinner with our godson and his parents. A really nice evening was had by all. <BR> <BR> Stay dry and be careful please if Hurricane Matthew is anywhere near you! <BR> <BR> Prayers for Haiti!! <em>458</em> Sat, 8 Oct 2016 22:17:00 EST Friday...approaching normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248083 I had an almost normal day after a rough night of sleep. I taught my Zumba Gold class..mostly in the chair but a few standing songs too. That felt really good. <BR> <BR> We attended a painting class. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77d8daaf-923f-4a3b-af68-bff05086bba2.jpg">Here is the finished project! <BR> <BR> Then I hung out with friends and talked and laughed. <BR> <BR> Home with dh for the evening Feels pretty nice.. <em>334</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2016 23:25:49 EST Thursday..things are improving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247583 The doctor's appointment went well. Things are better and Physical therapy is next. My left leg and foot are better but my knee is a bit tight. I will be using my NORASPAT rice bag tonight. <BR> <BR> WE had a nice dinner at Outback..yummy. The mini parfait is major calorie loaded. Glad I didn't finish it. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a good day tomorrow. I will get to teach my Zumba Gold chair class..woo hoo!! And then out with friends!! Whee!!! <em>381</em> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 22:05:44 EST Wednesday..a slow day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247025 Everything is a little better..till some fleeting numbness in spots...I think that pain is an indication of the nerves waking up. I hope so. Tomorrow is the doctor appointment for a reevaluation. Keep a good thought for me please. <BR> <BR> I did get out to tutor and that was enjoyable. <BR> <BR> Enjoying Arrow, Frequency and now Designated Survivor. <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams all.... <em>102</em> Wed, 5 Oct 2016 22:03:57 EST Tuesday night...still sore..need a prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246468 I am not good at being inactive. It literally gives me a bit of a headache. <BR> <BR> My college class went well and my few errands were ok. My dh even picked up a salad for me since my appetite is pretty nil. Now you know that I don't feel well if I don't want to eat. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Worse of all is not being able to exercise. I don't want to make anything else hurt. I have a second appointment with the doctor on Thurs to discuss some new symptoms. Hope there is some relief soon. <BR> <B... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 21:33:55 EST Monday...a relaxing day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245959 No Zumba classes...foot is still funky and now the toes on the right foot have joinedin. Oh boyl Things seem to be waking up. Prickling feeling are a good indication I hope. <BR> <BR> <BR> So I have rested, tried to clean a little and not reinjure myself. Harder than you can imagine. <BR> <BR> Will see the doctor on Thursday for a reevaluation for some funky symptoms. Please keep a good thought for me! <em>129</em> <BR> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 22:38:30 EST Happy Anniversary to my dh!! 23 years...wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245368 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12c40527-d600-49c1-aa39-50e322c2f192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 23 years and counting.. <BR> <BR> We were in Cape May for the afternoon and I made lasgna for dinner. My meds seem to be working, lots of twingy body parts. if a little pain means the nerves are improving, I welcome it. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful week...keep your head up and feet moving forward! <em>311</em> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:53:30 EST Saturday...food shopping and a little less numbness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244893 Today is day 2 of the meds and I am seeing some improvement in my leg and foot. What a relief. I am not good at resting but I am trying. <BR> <BR> I did my usual chores today and also did a little food shopping. Dh took me which was nice. We even stopped at the library. <BR> <BR> The rest of the day was resting while decluttering and making lunch. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! <em>334</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 22:37:45 EST Friday..Zumba Dance party and the start of the meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244417 I taught a demo Chair Zumba Gold and then my partner taught regular Zumba and then we did line dances. it went well and I only stubbed my foot once. <BR> <BR> Then I taught my second Gold glass using the chair again. Had a light lunch with the girls in class and then came on home. the ice pack was waiting on my back. After resting a bit it was off to sell tickets at the foot ball game. <BR> <BR> Finally home and relaxing. I started the steroid meds and so far ok. I think my leg feels a bi... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:11:25 EST Thursday..saw the back specialist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243896 The verdict is...pinched nerve, arthritis, and disk degeneration. Conservative treatment is steroids for a few days, then a muscle relaxant and pain meds. I am hoping that this works. <BR> <BR> The rest of the day was ok but I am tired. I am allowed to exercise so I will teach a chair demo of Zumba Gold tomorrow and my students will lead the standing up part. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <em>247</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:32:16 EST Wednesday...learning how to rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243389 I don't really like to rest but I am learning. I also have an appointment with a back specialist tomorrow. NORASPAT, I have used my rice bag and it helps. Thank you! <BR> <BR> Heat seems to help numbness. At least with pain, you can try to freeze it. Gets bit cold. <BR> <BR> I did a lot of reading today and some cleaning. Nothing too intensive. Legs feel best when I am stretched out. <BR> <BR> I did tutor today and it was nice to get out. Trying to not stagger with the numb foot is a chall... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:46:33 EST Tuesday...still dealing..any tips would be appreciated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242877 The foot issue is tough. I wore dress shoes for work and my pinky toe is not pleased. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I did see the Physician's assistant today and it is a wait and see with rest and naproxen. She considered meds to decrease the numbness but wants me to see the orthopedic surgeon.Figures an MRI might be needed to figure out what is what. Guess I will call tomorrow. this is already getting old. <BR> <BR> So no Zumba tomorrow...hope by Friday I will be able to manage the chair class for the s... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:38:34 EST Monday night...no Zumba and a numb foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242365 Watching the debate...smh..that is all I have to say. <BR> <BR> I skipped teaching both of my Zumba classes today. I am so not good at resting but I am trying..I saw the chiropractor and the massage therapist. Tomorrow I see my primary doctor's PA. The consensus is rest, stretch, take meds and rest..sigh. <BR> <BR> So it has been a slow day..At least I am enjoying my book <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am so not good at sitting.... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:12:20 EST 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