USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog USMAWIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Life is short Life is short, break the RULES. <BR> FORGIVE quickly. <BR> KISS slowly, <BR> LOVE truly, <BR> LAUGH uncontrollably <BR> , and NEVER REGRET anything that made you SMILE. Tue, 5 May 2015 16:09:30 EST Monday Well we are still atmy inlaws andI still have not eaten since 7 pm Saturday night <BR> <BR> we were supposed to leave at 10 am so we could pick up the dog at the boarding place but that is not going to happen <BR> <BR> my father in law did not get up until 1130 so breakfast was at noon and now we are waiting for the social worker to show up so we can hear what she has to say. <BR> <BR> While I truly understand my husband is an only child, he is still missing that I am light headed and r... Mon, 4 May 2015 12:21:15 EST Sunday This is not one of the best days <BR> <BR> Since getting here my appetite has flown out the window. I ate a baked potato last night for dinner even thought my mother in law cooked dinner. Problem is all the food is bland, so soft a baby could eat it and the smell made me think I was having morning sickness <BR> <BR> Today I have no desire to eat as I want something very spicy but it is Sunday and all the good Mexican resturants were closed. So food is not going to work until we st... Sun, 3 May 2015 20:54:43 EST Final wishes How many of you have either pre planned how you want you remains to be handled as in services, where buried, cremated etc or do you want your loved ones to decide for you Sat, 2 May 2015 12:17:02 EST wiped out it was a very long trip but we made it here. heading home on Sunday is all stays stable Fri, 1 May 2015 23:23:11 EST thursday mentally exhausted now Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:51:32 EST Hump day this has been the most horrible of weeks <BR> <BR> Tuesday morning MIL calls at 4 am to say FIL was admitted to the hospital and it did not look good <BR> <BR> Hubby left to go to work and we would see how the day went <BR> <BR> tried to go back to sleep but responded to an email from my DIL. which kind of ticked me off <BR> <BR> Feel asleep at 7 but was awaken by a good friend of my husbands at 815 <BR> <BR> stayed up now and changed some appts around, cancelled some completely and cont... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:17:55 EST Thought for Today Don't be so busy adding up your troubles that you forget to count your blessings. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:39:37 EST Laid back day hubby woke me up way to early this morning as he can't stop coughing, It has been going on for 2 weeks and I suggested a trip to urgent care might be in order since cough meds are not helping the problem Of course, his answer was a bloody mary and more sleep <BR> <BR> I got up and did some laundry, made spaghetti sauce and continued to knit on my new shawl. I did so much knitting on it that I used up a bit over 1000 yards and still have more time to knit tonight before bed Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:12:39 EST Messages so we do not give up hope For what seem like the last few years, friends I have grown up with and I have been chatting about how our lives got messed up due to things we never saw coming. <BR> <BR> Yesterday one was blessed with a true miracle and she wanted to share with the other two messages below that we should never give up hope <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I dont know how my story will end but nowhere in my text will it say I gave up <BR> <BR> From a Julian Lennon Photo <BR> <BR> <BR> Joel Osteen Ministries <B... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:10:31 EST Friday just trying to have fun Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:58:22 EST Your all time favorite movie Name your favorite movie you have seen at least 5 times and each time draws you back to it when you see it is on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:52:51 EST new starts "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:38:08 EST I will be knitting a lot or else someone will get hurt LOL Today is one of those days where I want to kill someone <BR> <BR> I never thought I would get stabbed by someone I love but they really threw me under the bus and I am getting chewed out by someone who just entered the family. I truly know who is taking over as the family matriarch now lol <BR> <BR> also tired of telling people. these are the days of our appointments and now 48 hours before the appointments, I have to change them all again since they messed up <BR> <BR> I was going to g... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:39:15 EST Happy Monday Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:07:59 EST Just relax "Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax." — Bryant McGill Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:31:05 EST ten reasons to dismiss someone from your life <link><BR>4/10/ten-reasons-to-dismiss-someone-fr<BR>om-your-life/ </link> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:56:40 EST How is your day going If you had to ‪#‎hashtag‬ your day so far, what should it be? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:41:11 EST Miracles are they brought on as a result of prayer or <BR> <BR> are do they happen to people just because Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:16:01 EST Finish this sentence: I feel completely confident when I am Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:23:31 EST More wise words It only takes a mustard seed size of faith to move a mountain and YOU are called to move mountains! <BR> <BR> BELIEVE when everyone else loses hope! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:43:58 EST Wise words Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care. <BR> ~ Albert Einstein Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:19:14 EST saturday today has just felt like the longest day ever Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:40:26 EST a simple reminder for falling in love "If you ever fall in love, fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it. Fall in love with someone who puts their head on your chest just to hear your heart beat. Fall in love with someone who kisses you in public and is proud to show you off to anyone they know. Fall in love with someone who makes you question why you were afraid to fall in l... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:24:24 EST Insane day Busy crazy day which ended up at DMV with all the systems going down So now its back to a dffierent one next week Thu, 9 Apr 2015 17:27:39 EST wise words from a fb friend The more chances you give someone, the less respect they'll have for you. They will ignore standards you have set because they know you will always give them another chance. They won't be afraid to lose you because no matter what happens, you will not walk away. They become comfortable depending on your forgiveness. NEVER let anyone get comfortable with disrespecting Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:16:13 EST trying to change how I feel about things thanks to a friend who gave me the answer I need .but you just need to believe! <BR> <BR> Everything will work out if I believe Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:44:43 EST Easter Sunday <em>304</em> SMG for saying the right thing to keep me pushing harder <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 22:09:02 EST saturday just another day which is a great thing Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:17:36 EST Good Friday today was a long day made even longer with more traffic and more stupid drivers out on the road <BR> <BR> I was on the interstate in the right hand lane when I sensed something odd on the shoulder. this guy was driving on the shoulder and he was definetely speeding I was doing the speed limit of 70 and he was passing very quickly. he passed the two cars ahead of me, then jumped into the right lane, quickly jumping in front of other cars in the center lane and then cutting in front of an... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 22:45:00 EST Love the new ent Back from seeing the new doctor <BR> <BR> she is really nice and listened. I got medication to help with the post nasal drip. Also wants me to do a few more speech therapy sessions, but she is in favor of me having the procedure since my vocal cords have not shrunken and have a gap between them she would do it for me in the hospital there and then I could not talk for 3 days and after that my voice would be back to normal <BR> <BR> everything was going great and told my husband when w... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 19:39:41 EST getting ready I have my clothes ready, getting my knitting and paperwork ready for the trip tomorrow <BR> <BR> As I was bathing tonight, found out that I can no longer sing.. oh well. guess that is a blessing for driving tomorrow <BR> <BR> thanks to all for you prayers and good thoughts. they mean a lot and will be going with me Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:16:33 EST its been a very long day went to bed after midnight <BR> <BR> up t 345 am <BR> <BR> stayed up watching tv and using the computer until 9 am <BR> <BR> finally got up and started laundry, cleaning <BR> <BR> got a lot of knitting done <BR> <BR> then when hubby came home lots more cleaning, making up the bed, hanging up clothes, taking down the valances in two room and cleaning them <BR> <BR> finally got a hot bath and now hoping I get to speak to a friend before bed <BR> <BR> all I ate all day was a rootbeer flo... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:44:34 EST Today really must be Friday the 13th Its time I just admit defeat <BR> <BR> This morning at 810 am saw Baptist Hospital on my caller ID. Figured it might be the speech pathologist following up from the test two weeks ago. <BR> <BR> Nope. My doctors office sent out requests again for the same tests which were done weeks ago. They wanted to give me orders for two of the three which were done there. asked when he sent it, two days ago. great <BR> <BR> then I got up to go a place where I got small loan in my name a few... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:34:17 EST thursday my problem is that I think to much. most of the time about how I messed up my past and wonder what the future is going to bring. <BR> <BR> weird is that I never see a present anymore Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:51:18 EST I really need a better ENT My labs came back from the allergy test but they were un readable Contacted the Ent' nurse where I found out I am allergeric to the English dust mite <BR> <BR> Originally the doctor was to call me but he did not so the nurse schedued me to come in for an appt this afternoon <BR> <BR> Hubby took me since my car was still t the mechanic. After waiting a while, the ENT bad his appearance where I told him I knew I was allergic to his darn bug. He tells me can not do anything for me except ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:01:06 EST Busy tuesday it feels like today has lasted forever <BR> <BR> My bud, the one who pushed me hard to loose the weight for me an encouraged me with evrey pound lost, had hip replacement surgery yesterday morning. <BR> <BR> Sunday night before we signed off, I got the nicest message from them thanking me for the supprt through the surgery and therapy. I knew when surgery was over and when they should be back in the room. Shocked me when I got a facebook message saying all was good, they were walki... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:25:08 EST motivating words a friend shared this on my facebook timeline today <BR> <BR> When you say things like, “I am blessed, I am strong, I’m going to accomplish my dreams.” That’s not just being positive, you are prophesying victory, success, and new levels. Your life is going to follow the direction of your words <BR> <BR> Joel Oesteen Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:23:04 EST Sunday well dinner did not happen last night and brunch with two of hubby's classmates and their wives did not happen <BR> <BR> e are getting together with the couple who live 40 minutes from us on Tuesday night which should be nice <BR> <BR> the other couple stopped on their way back home and I had a talk with his best friends wife. she was amazed at how hubby is acting but she said that seeing me with the weight loss, she understood his insecurity but still agreed his actions are not warrante... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:14:54 EST saturday Its another Saturday night and right now waiting for hubbys best friend to come and take me out for dinner. that was supposed to be around 5 and now its close to 730 <BR> <BR> Also hope that he called another one of their classmates to say hi and surprise him that they are close by and will be joining us for brunch Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:20:42 EST FORTUNE COOKIE WORDS OF WISDOM Take care of yourself first. Then help others. <BR> <BR> Pay attention to your family. Don't take them for granted. <BR> <BR> Be thankful, even if your life is not perfect. <BR> <BR> Be at peace with yourself. <BR> <BR> If you can dream it, you can become it! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another day <BR> <BR> You excel at pleasing others <BR> <BR> Lead by example, not by words alone. <BR> <BR> If you have an idea, make it into reality <BR> <BR> An exciting adventure awaits you. <BR> <BR> T... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:31:03 EST Last day of winter it is finally that time. spring will begin in less than 24 hours at 645 <BR> <BR> today it is so cold and rainy I wanted to stay in bed and stay comfy but got up did some laundry , worked on the weekly yardages for our knitting challenge and manged to get some knitting in Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:03:55 EST the doctors visit <BR> doctor still can not figure what is causing a the problems so he drew blood to test for allergies (which honestly he should have done last week) he agrees the space between the vocal chords is a major issues but will not do surgery on me he wants me to do two types of thereapy, one for swallowing so I do not asperate and the second for hopefully making the gap smaller which even he admits most likely is not going to happen <BR> <BR> he thinks my throat is also hoarse due to acid ref... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:21:45 EST Busy Wednesday ahead around 830 tomorrow morning I find out what the CT scan shows and what the doctor wants to do with me. I am not a fan of voice therapy for 8 weeks which might or might not correct the problem and also we have no idea if it is going to be a permenent fix or not <BR> <BR> then it is the vet for the dog <BR> <BR> and now on my way back from the ENT have to stop at the dentist office. the tooth he broke on his fit of stupidity when he gashed his head, he split it in half eating dinner tonigh... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:53:28 EST Poll Future self to present self If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?I'm so curious what you'll say! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:48:56 EST saturday thanks to everyone for their support yesterday <BR> <BR> Right no I have so much on my plate that doing everything I can to keep my mind busy so that I do not go insane <BR> <BR> I take my stress out on knitting and right now i have almost the enitre back of a sweter done. only started it this morning <BR> <BR> starving aso but my stomach is doing fiips and i am afraid to eat most likely going to make a shake later and that will be it Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:34:11 EST just one of those days this is one of the days I just feel like throwing in the towel and it is all due to stupid stuff <BR> <BR> seems the more I do, the more people expect of me and get nasty with me when i say something to them for not reading what i wrote. it's stupid things like when it says free for limted time and then come back at me with it is no longer free.. why isn't it free, etc <BR> <BR> I really need to get away but still not allowed to go anywhere now and do not want to rock the boat here <BR> ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:25:17 EST tests done, now waiting for the doctors evaluation THis moring started very early t 4 am <BR> <BR> I had to be at the hospita at 845 for my throat swallow test. <BR> <BR> After hubby left I was between trying to go back to slleep and getting some thing to eat I was afraid if I ate the wrong thing I would get sick at the hospital. I stayed in bed and started playing on the computer until it was time to get up <BR> <BR> the test was not as bad as I thought I had a tech, speech pathologist and radiolologist all there recording my sw... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:28:06 EST 1st finished project for challenge My test knit shawl I could not get the fringes in the center to braid so I tried this look instead <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The other project the picture is to large to save <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:21:04 EST Boring tuesday today was boring' <BR> <BR> had light therapy and then home trying to get an appt with the ENT next week but they have not returned my call yet <BR> <BR> tomorrow I see the speech pathologist and then then speech therapist <BR> <BR> i have been warned that a tube will be going down my throat to test my vocal cords Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:34:32 EST