VONBLACKBIRD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=VONBLACKBIRD VONBLACKBIRD'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/ Strange and Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986786 I'm floored by all the comments on me being named motivator. ME MOTIVATOR????? Ok what's up doc? I have not been here on my Spark page in so long to even update it. I went to satellite internet (and by the way not impressed with it). I also broke down and bought a new computer as my old one allowed so many pop ups here even though my virus protectors were working. This new one also allows popups here as well but not as bad. I went to windows 10 and think it is so-so...still not impressed. Man... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:22:41 EST I think I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716619 You know it is so hard to leave Sparkpeople. I have just made way too many friends here. So decided to try to come back but just not do all the things I was doing. I'm tiptoeing quietly through here and hoping my computer will act ok. I took it back into the computer guy and he fixed it some and then showed me how to completely restore it. I did it and it had it's ups and downs so finally installed AVG virus protector and had that program clean up my computer. I had Norton but seems it wasn't... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:52:49 EST spark people site & bugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701608 I am completely leaving spark people due to this site giving my computer and tablet viruses. I have been here since 2008 so I am really sad to have to leave but I cannot keep having this problem. I am going to miss everyone. <em>247</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:41:10 EST Computer problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700095 I spent 2 hours with my computer geek fixing my computer. And think it is finally fixed. I will write more later on this week. Wed, 21 May 2014 14:52:23 EST computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699432 My computer quit again so back on my tablet!!! Will take it in again tomorrow. Got haircut today. Tue, 20 May 2014 18:24:06 EST baby hawks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698657 I had mentioned here earlier this spring about a pair of hawks nesting in a tree in our front yard. It has become a daily thing for us to take the binoculars out and watch them. They hatched out 3 but think they have a hard time raising 3 little ones so the stronger 2 chicks booted out the weakest one. We found it a little over a week ago dead at the bottom of the tree. At that time we only thought there were 1 or 2 chicks but must have been 3. On Saturday when the grandkids came out we had a... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:40:06 EST other day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696504 Today has been spent doing laundry & cleaning house and yard preparing for the kids to come out for BBQ tomorrow. It will be an early celebration for our 35th anniversary. Our real anniversary is not until the 25th. But one son will be gone then. Oldest son and family won't be coming as they had party planned for the daughter who graduated. <BR> <BR> Some good news!!! Found someone local to fix my computer so hopefully I will have it back by next week. Fri, 16 May 2014 15:39:28 EST THINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695803 I tried to post a blog post yesterday but I could not get it to do. Much has happened since I've gotten better. We drove over to see one of the grand daughters graduate. It was an hour & half drive there so we went early to see the family's new house. We left early to make it home before 10 that night. Today we went with the other son & wife to look over a new deer camp that hubby is considering joining. I also finished a rug and won't start a new one until Sunday since we will have kids and... Thu, 15 May 2014 15:29:24 EST SICK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693434 I have been very sick and can only blame it on myself. I decided to go cold turkey off my prilosec. Bad choice!!! I have been on it for years and thought maybe getting off it once and for all would be better for me. I went from Sunday until Friday and about landed myself in the hospital. Got in local clinic as emergency on Friday and had blood tests taken and told I needed to get back on the proposed. So it will be a lifetime thing now. I am a little better today. <BR> <BR> On another note..... Mon, 12 May 2014 13:18:57 EST computer & rug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687396 My computer died so having to use my tablet which is a pain. I cannot spin the wheels or watch videos thru SP. I finished my 3 little chicks rug. Sorry it is sideways. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l433793104.jpg"> Sun, 4 May 2014 18:46:05 EST Be back soon (hopefully) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683381 I'm having internet problems and having to use the backdoor to come on SP so will not be blogging here much until it is fixed. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:51:33 EST Flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681133 Well we named our kitten...CHARLIE BROWN. He just seemed like a Charlie Brown..and man for a little runt he sure knows how to chow down. <BR> <BR> Our iris have begun to bloom so I got some photos before the storms hit tomorrow and ruins them. Also the green looking plant is a wild thrillium and I planted them years ago and they have really spread now. Then our new flower beds and planters out front. We have a cedar wax wing nesting in the new bird house too. <BR> Bronze Iris <BR> <img sr... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:38:21 EST It's Friday again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680380 Yesterday I worked my volunteer day at the art gallery and it stormed all day. I didn't turn on my computer when I got home due to lightning and power going in and out. Then was going to get on here early and do my posting but our middle son and DIL came over and surprised us. We didn't realize it was time for him to come home from his shift at sea. His ship was moved to the west coast of Australia and so he was gone longer than usual. He also got a promotion and may have another promotion ag... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:22:12 EST Slow Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678765 A nice quiet day today. Sun is out and temps are perfect. I've been out walking and will be outside most of today. Also working on my new rug. Tonight is Bible Study at church and then tomorrow I do my volunteer day at the art gallery. I so enjoy days like today. Weather perfect and getting good exercise. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l727837122.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1732585491.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:17:44 EST Busy 2 days and lost internet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677822 I took off Sunday due to so much going on at church. I got up early Sunday morning and prepared a veggie and a fruit tray and a strawberry delight dish for pot luck. The youth did the program and was so wonderful. We are so proud to have such a great youth group in our church. Pot luck was a hit...And then they had an egg hunt for the younger kids afterwards. Great time visiting for us older folk. Came home and did a long walk so got lots of exercise Sunday. Went to bed early (7pm) as I was s... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:06:38 EST Saturday blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675844 It's been a long day but have really enjoyed today. <BR> Two of the daughter in loves came out with 4 of the granddaughers today. We had a wonderful time and weather was perfect. We at a lunch out under the gazebo and then the older 2 grands hid eggs for the younger 2. Had such a good time. I will be headed to bed early tonight and then get up early in the morning to prepare the rest of the stuff I'm taking for pot luck at church. So thought I would share some photos. <BR> These are one of ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:04:43 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675230 Fridays seem like they are always busy for me. I usually change my bed linens on this day and do laundry.. I do laundry about twice a week but today's laundry with the bed linens always seems to be more. Drove into town this morning and went to the local plant nursery. Hubby got fertilizer and I bought lots of annuals to go in my planters in front of the house. Went out to the DIL's and got some eggs and then to grocery store. Making veggie and fruit trays for Sunday's potluck at church. Also... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:13:40 EST A lazy Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674483 Got up this morning and was going to do my sparking here first thing and first thing turning on my computer had it to crash. I recovered it ok but while it was reformulating I cut some woolie worms for my rug hooking at another time. I like keeping them on hand already cut so when I get ready to hook a rug, I have them ready to go. Then one of my DILs called me and was having problems with some graphic work. Something to do with the granddaughter's graduation invitations..so she and the DGD w... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:26:41 EST Fruit trees and rug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673658 Well between 2 morning freezes we think we lost all our plum and peaches. But that is ok. Like I said yesterday, we still have left overs in our freezer and pantry and less work for us this summer. <BR> <BR> Today we did our monthly mad dash to Hot Springs for our shopping at Walmarts and Sam's. Hubby had to get some iron rods to fix our wood grill and so we took a tour of the town. We drove some roads behind the horse race track. Place we had never been before. Got some good walking in whi... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:34:29 EST Have no fear!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672970 I love reading what people comment to my blogs. Yesterday was really interesting. I've not been one to be fearful of much of anything. I can't say I was always that way as when I was a child I feared the monster under my bed. But that was a child's fear. I love taking walks around our property at night and don't take a flash light either. Just something about the night sky that is lit up with stars. I had planned to get up and go look at the moon this morning when the blood moon was to occur... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:20:44 EST Strange sounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672225 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l435135824.jpg"> <BR> A few weeks ago someone posted some links to youtube on facebook. They were videos of strange trumpet sounds in the air. I have read about the trumpets in the Bible and also have seen lately that there are more and more signs of Jesus coming. I've seen articles about the blood moons and just this morning on the early news the weather forcaster mentioned the blood moon. I had not thought much about these and know many peo... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:46:51 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671288 The weather here is getting bad...threat of tornados. Rain is here and supposed to turn cold next few nights. I'm praying we don't have a freeze. Just couldn't stand to lose all our fruit this year. I'm sharing a couple of spring pictures from the place. <BR> Redbud trees and Spirea bushes. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1097001392.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550425418.jpg"> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:20:48 EST Bird watching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670668 I've been outside most of today bird watching. I tried and tried to get a photo of the chickadee that is nesting in the big bitdhouse. Also could not get one of the hawks. But have to tell you that watching the hawks has been wonderful. One evening I had hubby binoculars and watched the male flying around and then he flew up to the nest and the female stuck her head out and put her head on his chest and then she flew out and he took his turn sitting on the eggs. The male and female chickadee ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:14:16 EST Just things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669970 I didn't have time yesterday to get a blog post up. Just was so out of it too. Today is much better. In the past 2 days we have planted most of the seeds in our veggie garden. All but the watermelon. We also have not planted the tomato or pepper plants yet. We have mowed the lawn and today hubby is pressure washing our patio and outdoor furniture. I plan to try to paint the rockers, benches and metal chairs next week if it is dry. Today I've spent doing laundry and cleaning house. Also drove ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:38:27 EST Hubby's update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668374 Made a flying trip to the VA hospital in Little Rock. 2.5hours each way. Again he signed in electronically and again they did not have him in the system but he did ask 5 minutes after he signed in to make sure they got him this time. Instead of a 3 hour wait like last time, he got in in less than an hour. The doctor said it looked like they almost got it all when they did the biopsy last time but they did dig more out. It wasn't that deep so he didnt' have to have stitches and he won't go bac... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:55:16 EST Rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667510 Well doesn't look like our plans to plant the garden this week is going to happen. We are having storms and supposed to last a few days. Tomorrow is the day hubby gets the spot on his face removed at the VA. So going to be a long day. Takes 2.5hours to drive over there and then the 2.5 hours to drive back if we miss the bad traffic. We will get a subway breakfast and then come home to left overs. But the day will be shot tomorrow. Hubby informed me we won't be seeing his sister afterwards. I ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:47:55 EST Fruit trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666553 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931342473.jpg"> <BR> someone asked what kinds of trees we bought. So between what we bought locally and what we ordered here is my list: <BR> 2 Keifer pears <BR> 2 Russian mulberry <BR> 1 Hale Haven peach <BR> 2 Elbera peaches <BR> 1 Stanley plum <BR> 2 Asian pears <BR> 2 Early blue plums <BR> 4 Sugar Sweet Cherry <BR> <BR> There is probably more but can't remember them all. We have them planted now and will work on getting the rest of our... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:22:09 EST it pays to make noise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665196 They say the squeeky hinge gets the oil...well guess it pays to gripe at companies sometimes. I had called and emailed that fruit tree company on Thursday and they got on the ball and mailed as soon as I wrote the email asking to cancel our order. We got the trees today..And got them all planted. In the next few days I will put up a list of the trees we bought over the past week. <BR> <BR> Got a good mile walk in today. Back was hurting quite a bit when I finished but will keep at it. Diet w... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:04:45 EST yesterday and today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664513 I missed writing yesterday due to thunder storms. Our electricity was cutting in and out so I had to get off the computer. Yesterday we spent the day working around the place. This morning we drove to the plant nursery closest to us and bought 5 fruit trees. I had called the company we ordered some trees from yesterday to ask why we have not received our order. We ordered on Feb. 14th. Was told that the ground was still frozen where they grow and couldn't be dug up yet. So asked how to cancel... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:29:37 EST Plant buying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662844 Today we drove to the big town and went to a plant nursery. We bought an AllRed plum tree. Our old one died in the drought 2 summers ago. This time we will plant with a perforated sewer pipe beside it to water deep. We also got some succulents to put in our planters. I want to find some sweet potato vines and some other annuals to brighten them up as well. Bible study this evening. <BR> Found this online and had a good laugh...didn't know bananas had this!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 18:01:46 EST Spring? is it finally here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661903 I'm hoping and praying that spring is finally here. The birds have really been calling to one another. Hubby and I have finally figured out that the new bird we spotted the other day is a brown thrush or wood thrush. He was in the top of our apple tree and I tried and tried to sneak around to get the front of him but never could..he was calling for a mate and finally one appeared and they both seemed so happy. They used to nest in our muscadine vines but since we cut it way back they will hav... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:05:23 EST Day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661054 I took yesterday off from the computer. I may do this every Sunday. Our Sunday evening services start at 5pm so not much time to do anything on Sunday's anyway. I did finish hooking a rectangular small rug to make into a Bible carrier. I am braiding the handles and then adding pockets inside. I got it blocked last night and working on the rest today. We also bought the rest of our seed and plants for the garden. And we got the corn planted. We will wait a week or 2 before planting the rest. S... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:40:49 EST challenge and today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659431 I'm working through the challenges that the 5% challenge team puts up before our 8 week session begins. These are the questions for today. <BR> Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. <BR> What do you want to change? I want to get more fit mainly to be able to walk longer and hike again. I want to improve my muscle tone. <BR> How do you want to look? Getting smaller would be nice and going down to a smaller size in clothing would be too but mainly I want to ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:19:57 EST Today's visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658839 Today we drove over to the oldest son's house. They moved back to Arkansas from Texas and built a new house. I forgot to take my camera so don't have pictures of their place. But it was the grandson's 16th birthday today and we really had a nice visit over all. This DIL is the one I have not gotten along with and lately I have been praying that we could see eye to eye and get along and even to change my attitude...well my prayers were answered and we really had a good visit. They live about 6... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:18:42 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658034 Today was my day at the art gallery. It rained all day long so had only a few people come in. And did not sell anything. They got a phone finally and it rang all day long with mostly telemarketers. I did get my walking while in the gallery so that was something to make the time pass. I also worked on stitching the binding on my rug. and I even read a chapter in my kindle book. Hubby had lunch fixed when I got home. So it was an over all nice day. <BR> <BR> Our anniversary is coming up in May... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:39:47 EST Hair cut day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657228 Sorry no picture. But finally talked hubby into using my hair dresser for his hair cuts. He is pleased and plans to go back. Hopefully I can get photo of the hair tomorrow. Tomorrow is the work day at the gallery..will take my rug to finish binding and also my tablet. Have a few things to bring home as well. Will get some good walking in while there too. Bible study tonight and then to bed early. It has turned winter again. Cold and supposed to rain for next day or 2... <BR> So instead of a f... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:50:07 EST Busy week but quiet day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656397 This is a busy week but today was about the only quiet day I will have. Hubby had jury duty today so I had the day to spend hooking on my rug and watching documentaries on tv. I also got out and picked dandelion blooms to use for dye for my wool. I will continue to pick more the rest of this week. Tomorrow is hair cuts for hubby and I and then Thursday is my day to volunteer at the art gallery. <BR> <BR> On exercise...last 2 days I've not gotten much walk time in but will improve later on t... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:51:28 EST 5% challenge starts soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654733 Our 5% challenge teams start April 5th and we always begin by getting ready with assignments. For assignment 1 I'm to get scales and exercise equipment out and make a plan of the exercise I am going to do for this 8 week challenge. <BR> <BR> I will continue with my walking. Last challenge I was getting about 30 minutes of walking time in with some upper body exercises thrown in. For the spring challenge I plan to up my amount of walking time and try to speed up my walks as well. Due to back... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:07:25 EST Lovely day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653408 We got out early this morning meaning just to run to town to do a few errands. I suggested to hubby to go on over to the lake dam where the Corp of Engineer's office is located to get his boat launch permit for the year. It expires the end of this month. It was perfect weather to the drive and such a lovely drive it is. Their office is above the dam and has the best view of the entire lake. Then on the way back we stopped off at the other end of the lake where our youngest son is camping. He ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:35:03 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652626 Thank you to all of you willing to pray. Cancer is such a scary thought. Both hubby and I had not really thought about it much until last night at our weekly Bible study. Our group there are very close and we always start our study by writing down our prayer requests and putting in a basket. Then we all gather in a circle and hold hands and then bring up our concerns for prayer out loud and then pray for them. Then we pass the basket around and each draws out a slip to pray for that person th... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:37:20 EST Prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651673 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1017423156.jpg"> <BR> Hubby got his phone call from the VA concerning the biopsy they did on the spot on his face. It is cancer but slow growing. They will send a letter with date of appointment to come back and have it removed. Just need prayers that is is truly the slow growing kind of skin cancer and that it has not spread. <BR> <BR> On another note...did our monthly major shopping in Hot Springs. Stopped by 2 plant nurseries on the way... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:08:31 EST just some funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650958 It has been a quiet day today. Enjoying the nice weather and hooking on my new rug so just going to share a few funnies instead. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408215074.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1620406936.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2062971523.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1411458338.jpg"> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:53:56 EST Hawks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650191 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1067107250.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I wasn't sure if the hawks were nesting or not...I was just looking on the wrong side of the next. The female is definitely on the nest. You can barely see her head in this picture. I'm so excited about this. Hubby and I took about a dozen photos trying to get a good shot of her but this is as good as we got. <BR> <BR> Also yesterday I gave a bad link to the new 5% challenge. so here (hopefully) is the new ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:17:43 EST Spring Fling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649230 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1802889359.jpg"> <BR> You know you want to join in the fun of a spring fling. The 5% challenge team is starting up and we would love to have you join the fun...good for a SPRING FLING. So here is the link to sign up. Once you sign up then look down through the list of smaller teams and ask to join one. I'm on the <em>345</em> A team. Even if you don't get on the same team as I'm on, you will still enjoy it. It does take dedication and eff... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:25:11 EST quiet day & birdhouses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648539 Today has been a quiet day. An enjoyable day too. My sister and BIL decided not to come so hubby went fishing early this morning. I got out for my walk and did some bird watching. I took along my camera to try to catch a picture of the chickadees that are nesting in one of the birdhouses. I have not seen the bluebirds nesting yet. In fact I think we have fewer this year. Wondering if it has something to do with the hawks nesting near by. I quit feeding them as I usually do this time of year ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:25:03 EST ok day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647900 Today has been an ok day. I did finish the spring cleaning and hubby used the leaf blower outside on the porch and patio area so it all looks so much nicer and cleaner. Once warmer weather gets here, we may repaint the porch floor. We definitely will repaint the porch swing and rockers and the benchesby the patio area. Did a little bird watching. We think the hawks are definitely nesting in the big sweet gum tree out front. Watched them out playing. Deadly to the song birds but great for the ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:35:52 EST Allergies??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647148 Not sure what is causing sinus allergies at this time. I do know that some trees are beginning to pollen out. I also have been sitting outside cutting a lot of wool for this new rug I'm hooking so it could be wool dust. And then have been spring cleaning and got a face full of dust from the curtains. But this too will pass (hopefully). Today has been a quiet day compared to the whirlwind of yesterday but is so needed. I was so tired last night that I was in bed asleep by 8 and didn't wake up ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:48:41 EST What a day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646369 Today is my 63rd birthday and it has been a loooooong day. We left the house this morning at 7 a.m. for a 2 hour drive to the VA medical center to get a place on hubby's face checked out. Got there around 9 and did the electronic check in. Apparently it wasn't working at that time as not only did they NOT have him in their system but about 5 other vets as well...So finally around 11:30 I went and asked someone what the hold up was...then had another half hour wait to get the biopsy done on hi... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:32:05 EST not a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645482 Did not sleep well last night. I just could not fall asleep and then tossed and turned...and then woke with acid reflux. I ate too late yesterday so it won't happen again any time soon!!! I know I can't do that anymore but I will survive... <BR> <BR> Hubby woke early to go fishing with one of the sons. As he was getting up, I asked him to put the dog out as I could tell she wasn't feeling well. He either didn't hear me or forgot and he wasn't out the door long before she threw up in our bed.... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:22:34 EST Spring Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644621 We have begun our spring cleaning so besides my daily walk, I got some good exercise cleaning. I have mainly swags in my windows as I love as much light as possible to come in my windows...So took them down and washed them all today. Hubby cleaned all the windows inside and out and I began the deep cleaning in the master bath. Got it completed except the floors. Then did the same with our bedroom. Tomorrow we will tackle sweeping the walls and ceilings and I will get the dining room cleaned..... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:50 EST