USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog USMAWIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Monday finished my first project and the desiger asked if I wanted to test knit another and starting on that tonight <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:34:50 EST Sunday the freezer did not get cleaned out as it was raining and we could not put it out outside to drain <BR> <BR> working still on this new 100 day stashbuster challege and having issues with several members who just can not get the links to join Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:12:19 EST great weekend ahead NOT this morning I so wanted to have coffee smoothie. Went to our inside freezer and there was none in their. So went out to the garage where we have stand up freezer and a refrigerator /freezer. checked in that one first and none there. so opened the big freezer to find this huge block of ice in front of all the food So Sunday it will be defrost the freezer and see what is salvageable <BR> <BR> Might get hubby to move it toight so I can let it defrost sooner <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:57 EST thursday just in one of those moods today where everything is going wrong and I can't fix it. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:18:04 EST everything is now up to mother nature we are in the midst of a winter storm warning. at this point no one can figure how much snow we are going to get some say 1-3 inches. others 4-8 inches <BR> <BR> my dermatologists office called and they are going to be closed until Monday it is going to be nice not having to get up for therapy this week <BR> <BR> I stopped by my endros office for my weekly bp and weight check. BP is perfect at 120/80 and weight down another two pounds I did not mention this when I got home as I did n... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:22:39 EST something truly is going on in this universe the last few months I have complained like others that people are seeming to be more (not saying stupid) but like their brains have just turned off <BR> <BR> on one of my facebook knitting groups, an admin was called a racist.. No she did not make any comments about a person. she simply asked I like you hat but can you tell me if it is knit or crochet <BR> <BR> the person then went on a rant and the big one that got everyone's attention THIS IS TOO UN UNBELIEVABLE. THE GROUP "KNITTING... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:46:28 EST Sunday was able to run a few errands this morning and then come home for the rest of the day <BR> <BR> since have a lot going on in my brain with life Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:30:38 EST saturday I spent the day cleaning and working on my new shawl. as long as I am doing both, I am not eating and I am not dwelling over things <BR> <BR> one of my friends from the trip wants to tell hubby off for the way the weekend ended and also because he will not allow me to come out and play with them again. So for right now I am not sharing any of this contact information as I do not want to start another world war <BR> <BR> we are barely talking about it now and I just do not feel like pushin... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:45:32 EST Friday I had to get out the house this morning so tired of trying to clean blood from the carpet Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:19:16 EST My Blessing for today on Feb 5th I ordered a new pair of glasses which were to be delivered back to the store within 5 working days. on top of that the sales person called it in and asked it to be a rush order so I could have it on Feb 11th before my trip The latest it would be in would be the the 13th which was 7 working days <BR> <BR> I tried calling several times on the 11th and could not reach anyone. Figured with my luck the glasses would arrive as I was getting ready to take off on my flight to vegas th... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:43:30 EST I dislike my real estate agent Last week while i was out of town, my real estate agent showed up at my house for the first time in close to two years and took new pictures. then she moves the lock ubox from the front of our house and hangs it from the outside light fixture on the side of the house <BR> <BR> problem with that location is that there is a big wooden barrel there and if the person looses their footing they are going to trip.. also if the agent is short, she is not going to be able to reach the box. <BR... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:39:30 EST freezing my butt off the ice storm hit us last night and thankfully most of the ice has defrosted but is expected to refreeze tonight <BR> <BR> i spent the day cooking and finishing up laundry. still can not remove all the blood from the quilts so considering dying the quilts to match the stain Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:25:44 EST Tuesday good thing with my trip.. lost 4 lbs Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:05:01 EST Busy Monday Since I am back there is lots to do <BR> <BR> wash 3 loads regular launder <BR> <BR> one load of towels used for cleaning the rugs <BR> <BR> one loads of comforters, not including pre treating and presoaking them in the kitchen sink <BR> <BR> cleaning grout in the bathroom <BR> <BR> cleaning master bedroom carpet <BR> <BR> we did a trip to the doctor this morning to see if he needed to have a cat scan or mri due to the amount of blood lost/ our regular doctors were not there so he ha... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:22:02 EST MAJOR STRESS after a very pleasent day of watching rugbyi got the nastiest and meanest text message from hubby. when i called him to respond we ended upin mjaor fight and him telling me that there is snow coming in which might prevent me from landing monday <BR> <BR> so my friend and i went and changed our fights, got confirmations from delta and then i texted hubby back as he as no longer taking my calls, that is would be arriving on sunday evening same time as monday <BR> <BR> then i was so shaky t... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:22:49 EST Valentines Day having a great time in Vegas. met up with some west pointers here who told us to come out and support the army womans rugby team. these ladies are incredible and took the entire tournament in the college division <BR> <BR> then we were c9nnected with tickets for the three days of the mens international rugby tournament. <BR> <BR> we went to day one now getting ready to go to day two after breakfast. plan for tonight is to party hard LOL Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:42:40 EST thursday after a very very early day I am n9w in vegas Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:41:35 EST hump day great day. better tomorrow Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:23:29 EST Tuesday hubby had a really bad night of sleep which ment I had a bad night of sleep <BR> <BR> went to walmart this morning and actually found jeans in a smaller size, a pair of shoes and picked up some groceries <BR> <BR> next stop was to my endro for a weight and bp check bp perfect and another 2 lbs gone <BR> <BR> went home and was putting away the groceries to find I left two things at the store <BR> <BR> got to the doctor this afternoon he finally figured it out Since i have all these au... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:10:24 EST monday woke up with rain and at 1015 pm it is still raining and the temps are getting ready to fall <BR> <BR> my plans for tomorrow have taken a change i only planned on doing light therapy in the morning, then going out to get a pair of jeans and maybe shoes, but now i have to see the dermatologist. <BR> <BR> my back feels like it is on fire with lots of zits. hubby can see the spots and they are just not responding to these meds he put me on. after three months it would see that i should be ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 22:24:53 EST Sunday last night we ended up staying in and I fixed some food for us at home. no one honestly felt like going out at 830 after being up since 5 qn <BR> <BR> today was busy trying to get ready for the people who wanted to see the house. honestly not sure if they did come as usually one thing is left out of place but this time nothing changed <BR> <BR> i took a long hot bath and now sitting up knitting and waiting for the grammy's to begin Sun, 8 Feb 2015 19:17:58 EST long saturday went to bed last night close to midnight, up with hubby at 5 am <BR> <BR> they real estate agent is showing our house on sunday and i wanted to get the second floor done today and then tomorrow to the floors and kitchen counters on sunday <BR> <BR> our friends from nc are in town and he was going to stop by this evening and we all go out to dinner together. it is now 7 pm and no word from them yet hubby is coming home in about 30 minutes and if we do not hear from them i will fix us some... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:59:17 EST the "girls' found their happy place this afternoon i went to soma intimates for the first time and LOVED my experience there <BR> <BR> i had a consultant between me and another customer for over an hour. got personal fittings, tried on many bras and at the end i ended up with this material which is so soft you do not even know you have a bra on. <BR> <BR> Some of their items are pricey 48-56 dollars but there was also sale on with 15 percent off plus a pair of panties with each bra purchased and you also get rewards cert... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 21:48:57 EST thursday this morning after therapy i decided i needed to really get serious about finding clothes for my trip <BR> <BR> first stop ashley stewart honestly all their clothes looked so old and matronly <BR> <BR> next to fifth avenue clothes. found the same thing in there <BR> <BR> then to catherine's. the only good thing that came out this store was finding my bra size was no longer a 42dd but a 36 d. unfortunately though the smallest size they carry is 38 D <BR> <BR> so now i on a missi... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 21:31:22 EST knitters a new place for shopping in addition to all i do on here, i also am an admin for several facebook groups <BR> <BR> this came through the one of the groups and all of us wet our pants from the laughter <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw somewhere little "twisty" things to hold dpn - for non knitters those re the needles socks are knit on and come in sets of 4 or 4 - together for storing. Has anyone seen them or know where I can get them? TIA! <BR> <BR> answer <BR> pig castrator bands work well I hear! <BR> <BR> the conversat... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 18:31:59 EST 80 TOTALLY AWESOME USES FOR COCONUT OIL <BR> Be sure to buy organic coconut oil. Most Walmarts carry it on the aisle with the other cooking oils (it's less than $7 at mine), also health stores should have them as well. <BR> Personal Hygiene/Body: <BR> 1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face. <BR> 2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening. <BR> 3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending da... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 18:09:17 EST husband finds horrifying email from this wife fiugre everyone needs a laugh today <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ing-email-from-his-wife </link> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 21:17:36 EST it is Super Bowl Sunday and to me it means nothing Not a football fan at all so my plan once hubby wakes up and comes down stairs is it <BR> <BR> do my quick inventory of what yarns I have pulled out and plan to use on the 100 day challenge <BR> <BR> list the patterns I plan to use for it <BR> <BR> wind up 20 balls of yarn and start knitting a sweater I would love to wear when I go to vegas next week <BR> <BR> download some videos on how to play rugby <BR> <BR> find some things I personally want to do when ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:36:02 EST saturday this morning was up very early again as hubby had to go in to work <BR> <BR> So after I got a few more hours of sleep I got up and started to rip apart the last three bedroom closests in search of some yarn I need for my next project <BR> <BR> after 3 hours of cleaning, I found it as well as the yarn I am planning to use on the 100 day stashbuster challenge <BR> <BR> Checked my flight reservations and found a glitch since Delta changed the flight times of two of my flights and was able to ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:17:21 EST My to do list complete This has been a very long day and it is now only 224 pm <BR> <BR> up at 4 am with hubby, went back to sleep for about 2 hours, then up at 745 to get going <BR> <BR> first stop was the gas station <BR> <BR> then to my doctors office for weigh in and BP check. When I walked in, I saw a very famaiar face on the other side of the desk talking to the nurse. It was my GYN who I found out in Dec left the practice I go to She told me she was now on staff with my other two doctors specializing ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:47:33 EST I hate clothes shopping so much I would rather tomorrow I am forced yes FORCED to go to look for new clothes SInce last July I have lost 36 pounds and all my present clothes are falling off my body <BR> <BR> I HATE SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES <BR> <BR> instead of doing that I would rather <BR> <BR> 1. clean my house <BR> <BR> 2. get a colonspectopy yep I hate shopping that much <BR> <BR> 3. go to the dentist.. hate that one as much as shopping <BR> <BR> 4. mow the lawn or rake the leaves <BR> <BR> If you hate shopping as much as m... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:31:38 EST For all fitbit users Sharing this <BR> I found this in the FitBit Facebook group. I've signed up. It's an easy way to help feed people here in the States. We all burn calories everyday, now those calories can help others. Anyone want to join me? <BR> <BR> Between February 3, 2015 and March 3, 2015, for each active calorie burned by program participants, Fitbit will make a donation to Feeding America at the rate of $.00015 per calorie up to $150,000 for 1 billion calories (which purchases 1.5 million meals). <B... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:27:12 EST and I wonder why I am frustrated my day was actually decent until about two hours ago Last night I was helping my online knitter in the uk with a project. It is only two rows an 10 stitches total. one would think it wold be easy to understand NOT WITH THIS GAL <BR> <BR> I had to explain 5 times that the first row you did what it said which was kfb, knit 7 knit 2 together and row 2 was all knit <BR> <BR> I sat there and wrote out do rows 1, 3, 5, 7, with the stitches on row one and then do rows 2, 4,6,8 10 with the a... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:43:15 EST It's getting closer We are now confirming plans for our weekend in Vegas next month, actually in 16nd a butt days <BR> <BR> We are going to a lot of the resturants featured on the food network and travel travels . I got the menus ahead of time so I can check through and make my choices way before I get there and listen to others go crazy with their orders. <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:27:23 EST Sunday as the week begins hope all those in the northeast who are getting this nor easter tomorrow stay safe Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:37:05 EST saturday just trying to deal with life Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:27:27 EST think I have had enough moving all these messages from one facebook event to a group is a royal pain <BR> <BR> what is worse is when I post to the one i am closing down the information is being moved giving them the new link for it and they get stupid and ask why they can't post on the first <BR> <BR> I say if you do then I have to move that post to the new group instead of you just going to the new group and positing it yourself <BR> <BR> then I have one member who does not understand why the change and the mor... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:17:59 EST going out of my comfort zone this morning I got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time and was able to come home and finally do something that I have wanted to do for years but between extra weight and hubby laughing and telling me that I was going to kill myself <BR> <BR> On living social there was a promotion for a local dance studio For 5.00 I am going to take my first pole dancing class. <BR> <BR> Figure I am down another pound today and lots of inches, do something you normally would not do.. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:39:16 EST Hump day This morning seemed so long Hubby and I had to go to the opthomologist for checkups <BR> <BR> I had to have a visual feels test which I hate (when I saw the doctor I asked how i did on the test and he laughed and said I was one of those patients he loved to see the results on as most of the time mine were very creative) <BR> <BR> <BR> this was one of our longer appointments with him as they had to do a few other tests with hubby and then schedule us for a special screening in April <BR> ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:47:54 EST I swear stupidity is out there today was one of those days I wanted to kill a person but i did not <BR> <BR> I am an admin on two facebook knitting groups. the other admin just has no idea what is going on and every other day she wants to make changes <BR> <BR> Basically I set up an event page within the group so that free pattern links could go there and the main page could be pictures of completed projects and questions members needed answered <BR> <BR> <BR> She came up last week with lets make a new group for que... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:29:41 EST seems like we are finally going to get winter for the last few days the future forecast has been temps in the 50 and 60s <BR> <BR> this afternoon that all changed. <BR> <BR> they are now talking snow and ice for Friday . how much and how extreme they will not strt to figure out until Thursday <BR> <BR> So changing my plans and getting therapy on tues and Thurs instead of Wed and Friday Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:17:37 EST a new week hope for all it is the best week you can have Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:48:23 EST Spark streaks Please when you read this, do not send goodies. That is not what this is about <BR> <BR> A lot of members are upset as they are getting constant nofification from SP that they have received a trophy from SP for getting say 7 days of a streak <BR> <BR> <BR> Today after being on SP for 6 years and only missing logging in one day due to no internet, I got my 2000 day sign in streak and what did I get from SP, NOTHING. <BR> <BR> Their system will acknowledge small things but honestly why is... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:23:36 EST Yes the sun came out thanks to all the great thoughts the sun came out finally this morning <BR> <BR> the weather report now is for sun for the next week with the temps in the 50's Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:01:51 EST I miss the sun we have not seen it in a week and it is depressing Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:00:29 EST hump day finally got some decent sleep since i did not have to watch the clock and make sure hubby did not over sleep <BR> <BR> got to therapy this morning and the heat felt so good <BR> <BR> ran a few errnads and then came home to finish off the cowl . finally got it done and now on to another project Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:43:53 EST the worst seems to be over thanks to everyone for the get well wishes THink this round of steriods did the trick. Did a few loads of laundry today as well as some cleaning <BR> <BR> Tomorrow how to get to therapy. I miss the 3 minutes of warmth before heading back into the cold freezing rain LOL <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:38:28 EST praying the 3rd round is a miracle this morning when I got up felt like I was drunk and could not walk a straight line into the bathroom <BR> <BR> threw on some clothes and called my PA for change in meds She was not in but the DR I normally see was and he helped me out <BR> <BR> We changed my meds for 4 days As he had not seen me since Nov I told him how much I was not and he was shocked with joy told him I was having UV therapy which seems to have increased my D levels. asked him quickly if he got my labs and he did... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:42:50 EST rainy week ahead for the next 4 days the forecast is rain <BR> <BR> I dislike rain especially when I have appointments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:54:43 EST saturday feeling a bit better but still little sleep and when I stand to long still get dizzy <BR> <BR> at least I ate today which is a good thing Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:46:41 EST