USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=USMAWIFE USMAWIFE'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/ Day of threes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422815 started out when I spun the wheel got 3 points <BR> <BR> spun the bonus wheel got 3 points <BR> <BR> spun for the team bonus points.. got 3 points on each of 5 teams <BR> <BR> thinking this is telling me something <BR> <BR> get out to run some errands <BR> staples <BR> barnes and noble <BR> michaels and another craft store <BR> bed bath and beyond <BR> dress barn <BR> <BR> interesting.. multiples of 3 again <BR> <BR> in dress barn I was picking up some pants I ordered they did no... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:18:46 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422513 the day started out early with another real estate agent calling me at 837 am. I picked up the phone and hung up on them <BR> <BR> got up and headed down to take the dog out and put some mail in the mailbox. Just as our dog lifted his leg, I heard a neighbor screaming for their dog who was headed straight to us. I had to pull our dog quickly into the house and was praying I could get our door open , get us in and close the door. As I was doing this, I started screaming as the dog was ... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:57:04 EST monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422229 For the first few hours of the business day real estate agents were calling twice a hour. If I did not recognize the phone number I did not pick it up <BR> <BR> Contacted my agent to let her know since the contract we signed back in April was to go for a year and should not be up yet <BR> <BR> was able to pick up and re organize some projects, then locate some yarn for a friend who wants me to make her a shawl. <BR> <BR> was thankful at the end of the day to message with one of my old... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:25 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421931 still working away at my projects. to many projects I want to get done Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:27:09 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421534 there is nothing worse on a Saturday morning at 827 am. to hear in the distance your phone ringing but the phone which is next to me is dead and needs to be charged. run into the other room to grab the phone to find out it is a real estate agent calling to try and get us to list with him. did not speak to him as the phone stopped ringing. took a charged phone back to bed and turned on the television. five minutes later.. same guy calling again. i hung up on him without saying anythin... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:47:36 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421244 its the weekend. hope I can knock out this project Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:12:43 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420917 well it has been another very long day. honestly not sure how I am still awake and functioning. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:18:13 EST Before i die wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420372 This wall is now up on a wall fairly close to where I live. Share on my blog what you would write on this board if you could <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>wspa.com/2017/10/10/before-i-die-wal<BR>l-comes-to-downtown-spartanburg/ </link> <BR> <BR> Interesting that most who posted did not write what they would write on the wall <BR> <BR> for me it would be to enjoy more times with the friends and family I miss, to finally get my act together and help out a lot of people who are struggling Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:51:37 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420280 went ok.. life goes on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:46:42 EST monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419865 I so dreaded the idea of traveling today. there were supposed to be lots of thunderstorms and rain all through the day <BR> <BR> I really slept bad and had to be up at 330 to fix my husbands lunch. after about two hours of sleep I got up did that and came back to bed. Stayed up until close to 6 am and attempted to take nap. not a good idea as I just could not get comfortable <BR> <BR> got up.. dressed and headed to my podaistrist office. that went quickly <BR> <BR> figured if tha... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 20:58:19 EST nate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419493 our week is beginning with the remains of tropical storm nate coming through our area. So much rain and wind and 3 hours of television being interrupted due to tornado warnings in our area. <BR> <BR> we are going through the night with more rain and winds going into monday. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 21:04:08 EST weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419197 worked on a shawl today and tomorrow finally going to bind off the over 400 stitches on the needle.. then sew my sleeves together on a cardigan and have those projects done Sat, 7 Oct 2017 22:27:48 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418875 this the weekend and other than grocery shopping and a trip to the hallmark store my plan is to stay home and do home things Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:05:36 EST Dear America. an outsiders view http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418360 a friend shared this. sad how others outside the US see us <BR> <BR> <link>http://lauren-collette.wixsite.com/s<BR>urviving/single-post/2017/10/02/Dear-A<BR>merica </link> Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:49:11 EST housecleaning time tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418067 These are 18 things that must move out of your house and your life as soon as possible. <BR> 1. WORN-OUT RUNNING SHOES <BR> Over-used shoes can harm the soles of your feet and provide less protection. At a younger age, it can even mar your height. Sneakers should be discarded after 3 months of rigorous use. <BR> 2. SPICE OVERSTAYERS <BR> Expiry dates exist for a reason. Along with depleting taste and flavor, it will also be harmful for your health. <BR> 3. LEFTOVERS <BR> Animal protein should... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:57:23 EST tuesday 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417883 listening to the comments on the news today about the two big news topics = las vegas and those in Puerto Rico, was not a good thing <BR> <BR> honestly wonder all those people out there.. do they think before they speak Wed, 4 Oct 2017 03:55:42 EST What do you say we all commit to being extra nice to everyone today? Maybe Make America Kind Again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417271 With the shootings in Las Vegas which left at least 50 deceased, and countless other 100's of people injured <BR> <BR> with those still suffering in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after being hit with two category five hurricanes and not being able to get food, supplies medicine, medical help, etc <BR> <BR> those in other states who also were hit by hurricanes, fires and other other acts of mother nature <BR> <BR> for those who are just harming people, especially children and the elde... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 11:28:04 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417153 i got 3 hours of yard work in today and there is so much more stuff to get in before the leaves really start to fall. hope to get in more time each time doing the worst of it <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 04:08:38 EST the weekend ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416713 today just seems like it lasted forever.. not sure why but Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:20:06 EST the weekend is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416422 the cold front is coming through this evening.. can't wait Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:23:05 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416115 one of those days.. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:09:09 EST today has been holey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415808 first since my husband is on vacation he stays up late watching television. I can't fall asleep until he comes up due to he is not the quietest person when he comes into the bedroom and usually wakes me up <BR> <BR> he did not come up until close to 130 .. and we had to be up to get the dog to the groomer between 8 30 and 930 then I went for my allergy shot. While at the allergist I asked about the pneunmonia vaccine they wanted me to get a special version of.. The PA got me back, did ... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:29:12 EST one of those moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415470 this morning went to the doctor with my husband and we were shocked when sitting down with the pcp on how many things were left off or incorrect on the report from his endrocrinologists office <BR> <BR> So now I have to go through all the meds again and write down which are morning and evening and how many times and the dose for them Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:42:38 EST tired of picking up for something I have paid for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415031 People honestly take no pride in their work. We have a company that sends a crew to move our lawn. one guy took pride in his work.. picked up the twigs so they did not get caught in the mower blades. checked to see if there was anything special before he started to mow. <BR> <BR> it really is not a lot of lawn as the trees cover a lot of areas and it is just dirt. <BR> <BR> the new company they got for us a few weeks ago the first time out did not show for five days after they wer... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:19:06 EST a new week begins in a new season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414702 and sadly I just am disgusted by everything i am seeing on the news this weekend. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:43:01 EST 100 Days to 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414218 Can you believe it.. <BR> <BR> what do you want to do that you still have not accomplished yet this year Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:10:46 EST yard workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414059 the last two days I got in my yard work mostly raking up leaves that feel during Irma as well as some strange tree branches that fall all year long' <BR> <BR> just getting disgusted though as the house next to us is a rental and the last few years they do not believe in cleaning up the limbs and stuff that falls. I truly think they believe they do not have to do anything except trim the grass in the back when it gets highs <BR> <BR> so I have started to go on the property line and blow any... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:54:57 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413760 my facebook friend who is having a lot of issues was scheduled to have surgery on friday morning but she needed to be cleared by here PCP who was the one who referred her to the specialist <BR> <BR> when she went in on wednesday for her clearance, the doctor told her no. there was a good chance that she would stroke out on the table <BR> <BR> I asked if it was because her blood pressure was high. she said no <BR> <BR> she as the doctor put her on steriods as her lungs were not functionin... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:42:57 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413330 I tried on the sweater I just finished and not happy with it <BR> <BR> half the sleeves were added to the front sides, and back sides . the amount of stitches added just were not enough for me When sewn together my "batwings" were squeezed in.. So I am going to open one seam, pick up stitches and add on some extra width. the length when I put it on is sligtly longer than planned but when buttoned it will work <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:59:51 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412955 finally finishing up a project or two which is a great thing <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:54:07 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412322 spent 3 hours outside cleaning up the leaves and stuff. still have a lot more to get done but I know in a few weeks all the leaves will be falling Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:01:19 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411953 got outside and did some work but it was like the more I moved the more there was Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:42:33 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411602 most of the day I still felt like I was dragging. Finally pulled myself up and went outside to start blowing the leaves from under a tree into our backyard do they could continue to be blown to the curb in front of the house Battery only lasted 20 minutes. did a lot and then quit. Will do it several more times and my husband will help out on Sunday Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:49:02 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411367 after running several errands, i am wiped out.. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:27:29 EST Inspiring Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410886 Smile: because you're beautiful. <BR> <BR> Laugh: because your living life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> Stand strong: because haters can't bring you down. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:50:39 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410520 Got through Irma , praise God, with only a lot of limbs and leaves down. Tomorrow we will start cleaning up and checking other places for damage. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:16:07 EST tropical storm Irma has arrived http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410163 it started with wind and a bit of rain this morning <BR> <BR> Now it is pouring, lots of wind blowing trees limbs off the tree <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be over by around 2 am <BR> <BR> Plan now for Tuesday is to go outside and rake up leaves and pick up lots of limbs Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:42:37 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409830 Well Irma has come on land twice today in Florida and the flooding in parts is unreal. tomorrow we get rain and winds later in the later afternoon <BR> <BR> Today I was in a mood where I wanted to do something nice for my facebook friend whose husband and sons do not respect her. She is having the bladder surgery on Sept 22nd. She always complains she has no yarn to do anything. So today there was a great sale at the craft store. 5 skeins of yarn with 372 yards on each for 10.00. On... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:45:24 EST last minute decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409503 This evening my niece was on facebook trying to help her grand ma out. Grandma lives in Tampa where the city has started evaculating days ago. Grandma did not want to go until today which of course is to late. So trying to get her settled into a shelter or finding a ride to another state and someone to stay with <BR> Sat, 9 Sep 2017 23:18:37 EST still in lets wait and see mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409149 Still in waiting mode but you can tell something is happen <BR> <BR> Traffic in town is worse than normal even though this is a football weekend.. <BR> <BR> I ran a lot of errands this morning and got to the grocery store and it was HORRIBLE Fri, 8 Sep 2017 21:05:14 EST preparing and waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408821 all this type with Irma is driving me insane. We live in an area which is about 5 hours off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean where it would make land somewhere along the coast between the carolinas and Georgia. <BR> <BR> the plan for us now is to stay put since this is where others are coming for refuge. They say the worst we will get is a lot of rain and wind. Depending on its strength it could actually continue up to Atlanta. which is where we would have evaulated to <BR> <BR> So ... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 22:07:51 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408483 thankfully I got 11 loads of laundry washed and dried in the last 36 hours.. just need to do the bedding tomorrow <BR> trying to do a few other things and now praying for all those in the path of this new hurricane. we most likely are going to get rain from it next week but just waiting to see if we get the high winds also <BR> Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:54:01 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408093 after having my bone density scan last week, I got the news i needed to come in this morning for the results. I do not do 900 am appointments due to lack of sleep issues but it was the only one she had and it had to be filled before doing they went to the afternoon appts. So I drug myself out of bed and got there. I waited for close to 45 minutes which was a shock as there were no cars in the patient parking lot and her the FNP's husband was performing surgery this morning <BR> <BR> when ... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 22:17:02 EST Labor Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407691 A designer on ravelry set up this great game, which she broke into 22 segments from Friday night to 8 30 tonight. Each day was so much fun and was based on her travels around the world which are the inspiration for her designs. <BR> <BR> You know it is truly a shame where lots of us actually timed our activities based on the start time of the next game. ex. this morning's 9 am game had a 3 hour gap between them so i was able to run to two stores and get back in more than enough time for... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 21:03:40 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407419 I truly amaze myself.. had about 2 hours of sleep got up at 6 am and started trying to function <BR> <BR> still no dryer set up <BR> <BR> still can not find my two knitting projects I lost a few weeks ago <BR> <BR> now the extra fitbit in the cradeza is missing <em>33</em> even though I saw it in there a few weeks ago <BR> <BR> went to home depot to pick up more rocks.. got 27 bags and went we got home once again climbed into the truck and handed them off to my husband. hoping to ... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 03:59:32 EST organization saturday here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406950 Saturday.... cleaned out a chest and getting ready to donate clothes to those in Texas <BR> <BR> got more yarn and directions put into project bags and also pulled out several unfinished projects i want to try and finish up this long weekend <BR> <BR> Now I am just working on several things on my computer and getting some knitting done. Sat, 2 Sep 2017 18:23:59 EST the first weekend in September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406682 how quickly the year is flying by. <BR> <BR> thrilled tonight that Army's football beat Fordham. I have divided loyalities between them. Spet a lot of time at West point but Fordham University acquired the college I went to which technically makes me an alumnus of it even though I have never been on their campus. But with a score of 64-6 it was easy I side with my West point buds <BR> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:53:24 EST Great link for those who want to help the flooding victims http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406192 <link>http://www.knitfortexas.com/?utm_med<BR>ium=email&utm_source=Loveknitting&utm_<BR>campaign=310817_LKHURRICANE&utm_conten<BR>t=US&omhide=true </link> <BR> <BR> there are links for the food banks and other things that will benefit them directly Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:18:20 EST How knitters/crocheters can help with the flood victims in Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406096 how knitters can help flood victims in Texas <BR> <link>www.oregonlive.com/knitting/index.ss<BR>f/2017/08/texas_flooding_--_heres_how_<BR>kn.html </link> <BR> <BR> As a Texas-based charity, Warm Up America! feels a special connection to the people of Houston and all the Gulf Coast towns who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Working with local shelters, we plan to provide afghans to families as the rescue phase shifts to rebuilding. <BR> Our goal is to assemble as many youth and adul... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:27:12 EST can we say my new dryer is here BUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405791 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5057293-dcb6-4376-ba58-282c2b4b1163.jpg">I truly believe common sense has gone away from a lot of people. August 9th I purchased a new washer and dryer. After lots of going back and forth on where it is and when it would be delivered, I got a phone call on the 17th saying. we have your washer and dry would you like it delivered in 20 minutes. sounds good but we can not bring it into your house. It needs to go either in your garage or the... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:21:06 EST