TXTOAD9970's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TXTOAD9970 TXTOAD9970'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/ Free Slurpee on 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418069 Since today is July 11th (7/11), 7-11 is giving away free small slurpees to celebrate. My husband has the day off from work, so I sent him with the kids to get free slurpees. WOOHOO! <BR> <em>20</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:45:23 EST Level 16! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415736 With this blog post, I will offically move into the Level 16 for spark points with 40,001 total points! WOOHOO! <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:58:46 EST Getting to Know You (Survey Thingy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403716 Where is my cell phone? <BR> In my purse, on the floor next to me. <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Yes, his name is Jimi. Been married 22 years and going strong. <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> short and blond - trying to grow it out. <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Lives near me - took the kids to see Monsters University today. <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Haven't talked to him in 8 years. <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> my family <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> I dreamt I was goin... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:44:57 EST Slim 4 Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388269 I have been hearing a lot of radio ads for a company called Slim 4 Life. I am located in Dallas, so I don't know where else the commercials are playing, but I know they have locations in other states (Kansas, Missouri, etc.) Anyway, I decided to check out their website and signed up for a free consultation. What have I got to lose? WEIGHT! <BR> <BR> I am curious - are there any Spark Friends out there who know anything about Slim 4 Life? What can you tell me? <BR> <BR> Thanks - I apprec... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:48:18 EST She Did It! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386098 I am back at Sparkpeople after a five-day vacation. I took time off from work to attend my oldest daughter's graduation and throw her a graduation party. I still can't believe she has graduated high school! <BR> <BR> She has been working since January as a hostess for a restaurant near where we live. So far she has saved $400. She received another $1200 in graduation gifts, so now she has $1600 to put towards her first car. We went out looking at used cars yesterday. She saw a couple s... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:31:34 EST Hubby's Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344592 Today is my husband's 44th birthday. We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. I got him a t-shirt and hat from his favorite show - "The Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel. My oldest daughter made his favorite dessert - a french silk pie! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Jimi! I love you! Fri, 3 May 2013 16:31:03 EST Crazy Weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343482 The weather sure has been crazy this spring. It has been nice and warm this week until this morning when a cold front blew through and now temperatures are in the low 50's with a forecasted RECORD low tonight of 38 degrees! Thankfully we will see a quick warm up for the weekend. <BR> <BR> I can't remember ever needing my coat on May 2nd before! <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 16:51:12 EST Should my feelings be hurt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341014 So my oldest daughter is a senior in high school this year and is getting ready for prom and graduation. I have been trying to do things to make it memorable for her, but she doesn't seem to acknowledge my efforts. <BR> <BR> For example, I asked her what she wanted to do for her 18th birthday (which is in July) and she said she didn't want to have a party, that she planned on going to the beach with her friends. She said we could have a graduation party for her instead. That is actually a... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:52:09 EST Date Night Tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321101 My twins (12 y-o) are going to spend the weekend with Grandma, starting tonight so hubby and I get a long overdo date night tonight! We have decided we are going to Chili's and I have already looked at the menu and picked what I am going to have (so I stay within my calories for the day). <BR> <BR> It's almost 5:00 - I'm ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> WOOHOO! <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:30:28 EST Starting Over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307808 I got busy yesterday with going over to my in-laws house for Easter and didn't get a chance to login to SP. I broke a 138-day Spark Streak for the most consecutive days logging in! I am kind of bummed out about it but what can you do? <BR> <BR> What I really need to do is read the new weight loss book I got myself and start the new diet. I need to jumpstart my diet routine and get to losing again. I have been hovering at the same weight for weeks now and it is getting OLD! The 17-Day Di... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:35:05 EST 3-Day Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303505 I took tomorrow off so I am outta here at 5:00 and getting ready to enjoy a three day weekend! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter holiday! <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>451</em> <em>450</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:01:41 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290024 I hope you have a happy St. Patrick's Day! Drink a green beer for me! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:57:19 EST Date Night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286763 My kids have spring break this week and went to stay at my Mom's house tonight so my husband and I get a mid-week date night! We decided we are going to Chili's for dinner (it's close to the house). I have already been to the Chili's website to pick out what I am going to eat so I can add it to my tracker and stay within my calorie limits. <BR> <BR> Now I just need to work on staying awake past 8:30! LOL <BR> <em>40</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:22:48 EST It Seems Different This Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276200 I had such big plans to lose weight after the Christmas season. But I took a look at my measurements on March 2nd and I have only lost two pounds (and kept it off) since the start of the new year. <BR> <BR> So, as of Monday, I am back on the 17-Day Diet and back to exercising for at least 30 minutes every day. I have lost three pounds so far. The trick is to keep it off and to keep the momentum going. I really want to be bathing-suit-ready by Memorial Day. Can I lose 25 pounds in three ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:16:14 EST I'm a NASCAR widow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271415 NASCAR has officially restarted and I have lost my husband on Sundays. Daytona was actually last Sunday but it didn't really hit me until today - I am a NASCAR widow. With the exception of a few weekends that they will not race, I have lost my husband until November. <BR> <BR> I am actually doing my SP thing while he watches the race so it's not so bad. Except I have finished for the day and the race is only half over! <BR> <BR> I think I will take the dog for a walk... <BR> <em>338<... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:05:25 EST Recumbant Bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258937 I usually walk on the treadmill for 30-35 minutes on my lunch hour every day, but today I decided to sit down on the recumbant bike. Don't ask me why, I just didn't feel like doing the treadmill today. <BR> <BR> I actually thought it was going to be easy but it wasn't. I didn't pedal very fast, only about 11 mph, but I could feel the resistance in my legs. And I definitely worked up more of a sweat than when I walk on the treadmill. When I got up to leave, my legs felt kind of wobbly! ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:35:25 EST Update on Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251803 A couple of days ago I asked for your prayers for my father-in-law who has been suffering with thyroid cancer for some time now. I appreciate the outpouring of support from my Spark Friends - it was almost overwhelming! <BR> <BR> I am happy to report that he got a call from his doctor and the cancer seems to be "at bay". His counts have not increased since his last blood tests. He still has to have a PET scan and a CT scan, and will probably be scheduled for further treatment, but at leas... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:51:24 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250312 I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> May your sweetheart shower you with lots of love and affection! <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:18:08 EST Prayers Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249344 My father-in-law told my husband yesterday that his cancer is back. He had thyroid cancer a couple of years ago and they removed his thyroid, plus he takes these radioactive pills once a year to treat the remaining cancerous cells. Well now the doctors tell him the cancer is spreading and they think it's in his bloodstream. <BR> <BR> My husband is having a hard time dealing with it because he is the only one who knows. My father-in-law hasn't told my mother-in-law or brother-in-law yet an... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:22:43 EST I Knew Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246749 My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day a little early by going out to dinner last Saturday night. The kids were at Grandma's so we went to PF Chang's (our favorite). He had the salt and pepper prawns and I had the kung pao chicken. Dinner was great, and when the waiter asked us if we had saved room for dessert, I should have said "NO!" but I didn't. I let him talk me into the Great Wall of Chocolate (cake). It's six layers of chocolate cake complete with chocolate icing and semi-swe... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:43:22 EST Celebrating my Five-Month Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241600 Today is my five-month anniversary on Spark People. Since I started five months ago, I have lost a total of 22 pounds, four inches in my waist, two inches in my hips, three inches in my thighs and an inch in my upper arms. Beyond that, I have made some Spark Friends and I have learned a lot about nutrition and fitness. <BR> <BR> My latest diet focus is a hybrid of the 17-Day Diet. It's more like the 7-Day Diet. I learned that I lost weight mostly during the first week of the 17-Day Diet,... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 13:02:45 EST What Motivates You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240199 They say money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes life easier, doesn't it? I think we are all motivated by money to some extent - it is the reason we all get up and go to work day after day... <BR> <BR> But what if I told you that money could be a motivator to help you lose weight? Would you be interested? I was. A fellow Spark People member posted a blog a couple of days ago inviting anyone to join her for "Mission Slimpossible". It's a four week mission to lose 4% of your starting... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:36:24 EST $40 and growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238969 I recently joined a betting pool at <link> http://bit.ly/11KN2UW </link> for people who want to lose weight and win money. Basically, how it works is, you login and contribute $10 to the pool (there's $40 in the pool right now). Then on February 11th, the four week competition begins. Everyone who is part of the diet bet who loses 4% of their weight during the four week competition splits the pot at the end of the four weeks! <BR> <BR> Signing up is easy and the more people who join in... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 15:46:37 EST Lose Weight - Win Money! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237446 Fellow Spark People Member Lesley L. wrote this blog and got me to join: <BR> <BR> I've set up a challenge called "Mission Slimpossible!" It starts 2/11/13, a week from today. I'm tired of gaining and losing the same four pounds, and I think that money will be a good motivator! <BR> <BR> Want to join me on Mission Slimpossible? I've set the "bet" for Mission Slimpossible at $10, which will go into a virtual pot. (This does require that you join DietBet to begin with, but just joining is fr... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 15:57:05 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231992 I did it! I lost another pound. So I have officially lost 20 pounds. It took me five months, so I am a little behind my scheduled goal, but I am happy nonetheless. <BR> <BR> I still have three and a half more days on this week of the "super" diet. I would call it the "17-Day Diet" but I am not doing it for the full 17 days. I am only doing it for seven days and then I am taking a seven day break. Then I will do seven more days of the "super" diet. See where I am going with this? I ha... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:18:42 EST Back at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230565 Well my son is over the flu and back at school today so I am back at work. Luckily I was able to log in to my email from home so I didn't have a lot of catching up to do when I got back in to the office this morning. I am already all caught up! <BR> <BR> They got the chiller fixed up at the office and I can totally tell that the AC is working now. It's like an ice box in my office again! I had to turn on my space heater to keep from freezing to death! <BR> <BR> Oh! And I stepped on the... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:13:28 EST Still Home with My Son http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228698 My son is still sick with the flu. When he woke up this morning he still had a fever of 100. I gave him some medicine and fed him breakfast. He's resting and watching cartoons. His twin sister is going to get his schoolwork for him today. At least he will be able to start working on it if he can't go back to school tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Poor baby! <em>39</em> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:05:02 EST The Flu Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227415 This past weekend was a big birthday weekend for my twins. They just turned 12 last Thursday. Two weekends ago was my daughter's birthday celebration with her friends. Last Saturday was my son's birthday celebration with his friends. Then yesterday was the day the grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins came over for the family birthday celebration. Or at least that was the plan... <BR> <BR> My son's birthday party with his friends went off without a hitch. We went to Main Event ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:50:02 EST Friday's Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223430 Well I made it through another week. LOL This weekend is going to be busy. Saturday afternoon/evening is my son's birthday party with his friends - I will have about six 12-year-old boys at my house for fun and games and a sleepover. Just about the time they all leave on Sunday morning, I will have to turn around and get the house straightened up for the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins to come over for the family celebration of the twins' birthdays at 2:00. No rest for the weary.... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:43:31 EST 12 Years Ago Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221898 12 years ago today I gave birth to two tiny miracles. It was on this day in 2001 that I became a Mom for the second time, this time to boy/girl twins. <BR> <BR> I remember feeling miserable that day. I was VERY pregnant. I mean, I couldn't touch my fingers in front of my belly I was so pregnant. If I laid down in bed I needed someone's help to boost me back up out of bed. Plus, I remember being sick that day. I had a cold and couldn't breathe and was afraid to take any medicine since I... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:11:52 EST I Can't Get Past 176 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202377 Here's a quick recap of where I have been: <BR> <BR> I joined SP in September 2012 at 195 pounds and had been steady losing through Thanksgiving. Then I seemed to stall in December and even gained four pounds over the holidays to a weight of 181 pounds on January 1st. <BR> <BR> In November, a fellow sparker had mentioned that she was going to go on the "17-Day Diet" in her blog. I was intrigued so I got the book and read it over the Christmas/New Year's holiday with the idea I would s... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:34:03 EST Rainy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197189 It's a rainy, dreary Tuesday here in Dallas today. And the weatherman says it's supposed to rain like this for the next two days. I guess we need the rain but I am not looking forward to driving home in it tonight. My normal commute is about thirty minutes - who knows what it will be with this weather! <BR> <BR> I had a setback with my "17-Day Diet" today. I woke up this morning expecting to have lost another pound and instead I gained a pound! It kind of threw me for a loop because it ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:27:10 EST This Diet Really Works! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191857 I am on Day 4 of the 17-Day Diet and I weighed myself this morning - after three full days on the diet I have lost four pounds. I couldn't be more pleased. This diet really works. <BR> <BR> I was skeptical because it claims you can lose "up to 10 pounds in the first 17 days". I thought I would be happy to lose 5 pounds in 17 days. I had been losing an average of a pound every week to ten days by just counting calories and walking every day. It didn't feel much like progress. I even g... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:20:01 EST 17-Day Diet - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190412 So my New Year's resolution was a renewed focus on my weight loss goals. I read the 17 Day Diet and decided to give it a try. It's a pretty restrictive diet for the first 17 days, but I can do anything for 17 days! Especially since the expectation is ten pounds lost in 17 days. <BR> <BR> After two days, I weighed myself this morning and I am down three pounds! Truth be told, I had gained four pounds over the holidays so I am still +1, but I am definitely headed the right direction. <BR> ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:29:30 EST Getting to Know Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188557 Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you.” <BR> <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? <BR> In my purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> At home with the kids while I am at work (role reversal LOL) <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Short and blonde <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> retired <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> At work <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> My husband and kids <BR> <BR> Your dream las... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:30:23 EST Happy New Year 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184139 Happy New Year everybody! I hope you aren't too hung over! <BR> <BR> Welcome to 2013! <BR> <em>411</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:58:07 EST It's New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182506 It's New Year's Eve - don't party too hard tonight everybody! <BR> <em>411</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:29:43 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175715 Merry Christmas everyone! <em>446</em> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:47:30 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175074 Well it's Christmas Eve. So starts the family traditions. We take a short drive every Christmas Eve to my husband's parents' house to celebrate Christmas there with them and my husband's brother's family. <BR> <BR> Christmas morning is time for present opening at our house with our kids. Usually my Mom and stepdad would come over later in the day on Christmas, but they are going to my stepdad's mother's house for Christmas so we won't see my Mom until the Sunday after Christmas. <BR> <BR... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:06:31 EST A Gift for Sandy Hope Elementary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172204 There's an email circulating around work that I thought I would share with my Spark Friends: <BR> <BR> In an effort to help comfort the Newtown, CT community after the tragedy that took place, the Sandy Hook PTA is hoping to transform their new school into a Winter Wonderland for their students as they welcome them back in January. They are requesting a variety of paper snowflakes to help decorate the hallways of the school. <BR> <BR> We would like to encourage you to join us in helping th... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:21:24 EST 14 Days til Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162110 I'm getting excited! Only 14 days until Christmas! All my shopping is done and I have almost everything wrapped. Even though this Christmas is a "slim" one because my husband is in between jobs, I think everyone will be happy with their presents. My kids are at the age (17 and 11) that they had to be involved in picking out pretty much all of what they are getting for Christmas, but I have a few surprises up my sleeve. And my hubby is getting a few presents he doesn't know about too. <BR... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:55:21 EST I Talked to My Teenage Daughter (Thanks for the Advice!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159424 So my husband and I talked to my teenage daughter last night about her lazy boyfriend. She didn't act surprised or shocked, as a matter of fact, I think she agrees with us and she plans to talk to him. She said it had kind of been bothering her, especially the part about him playing video games all the time instead of paying attention to her (she said she addressed that and he doesn't do that anymore). We offered to help her talk to him about finding a job but she politely declined. I thi... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 15:29:26 EST Looking for Advice About My Teenage Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158331 I have a 17 y-o daughter who is a senior in high school. She is a straight-A student who has aspirations of becoming a pastry chef by way of attending Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute after she graduates from high school. She's a good kid who never gives us any problems. <BR> <BR> She's been dating this guy for about five months who is really kind of a loser, for lack of a better way to put it. He dropped out of school during his junior year and decided to get his GED. He currently live... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 14:31:04 EST I'm offically in the 170's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148637 I lost another pound. That's a total of 16 pounds down. I am at 179 now on my way to 145. I was good over Thanskgiving and didn't gain any weight! Woohoo! <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:36:22 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143282 Happy Thanksgiving to you! <em>429</em> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:57:11 EST I Wish I Didn't Have to Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141492 So it's Thanksgiving week and my kids are off from school and my husband is still "in between jobs" so everyone is at home except me. I am stuck here at work. My oldest daughter Tori is spending the day making pies for the family and her friends - she is making 11 pies this week! I so wish I could be there with her making pies and telling stories. I am missing so much. But at least I have Thursday - Sunday off to be with them. We're going to my Mom's house on Saturday to celebrate Thank... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:10:38 EST We'll See... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136483 Well I went on my interview yesterday afternoon. I met with four different people over a period of two and a half hours. Everything seemed to go well. They didn't ask me any weird off the wall questions or anything I couldn't answer. The job is going to be a lot of auditing of HR processes and procedures like the 401(K) plan and all the benefits plans. Everyone was very nice, I think I would like working there. The lady making the hiring decision told me that between the holidays and th... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:04:20 EST What Happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135137 Hi Spark Friends! Happy Wednesday! Just think - this time next week we will be working on the last day of our work week getting ready for the holiday! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> So I got on the scale this morning and I am UP TWO POUNDS! Some time in the last week I gained two pounds and I don't know how. I have been watching what I eat, exercising like normal, etc. Nothing has changed, so I don't know what happened. This is the first time I have had to adjust my weight UP in SP and it doesn't ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:47:23 EST I Love Saturdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130708 I just love Saturdays. Besides the obvious (no work), it's just a great day. I didn't even sleep in this morning. I was up at 5:45 and on-line by 6:00! I like being able to have time to do my SP thing (no rush like during the week). And I spent about two hours in the back screen porch with my husband this afternoon just chatting about work and the kids - it was nice being able to talk with him without any rush to do anything or go anywhere. <BR> <BR> I still had to make the bed and go... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:13:18 EST I have the best husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125326 OK, so my husband is unemployed right now. Today while I was at work he cleaned the bathroom and cleaned out the fridge and went grocery shopping. He's not being lazy - I have the best husband in the world! <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 19:49:19 EST