WALLAHALLA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WALLAHALLA WALLAHALLA'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/ If Only http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6472953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50250802-765c-40b5-bfd8-0212381eb6f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Off the wall remarks. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:09:07 EST Living Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6472659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92478572-4a99-4aba-b5e7-4eae07f93ada.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Took Mom to a women's Bible study tonight. She really seemed to enjoy herself. There was another woman there her age, the mom of one of my friends who also had to move here because she was too far away for them to help her with things. It was good for her to meet someone she had a lot in common with. It's the first time I've managed to get her to go out in the evening, and the first time... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:35:46 EST Fortune Clookie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471992 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27c563b7-f500-4d28-9808-733761aa4d8d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh broth-er, so glad you have a real CAN do attitude. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:02:10 EST Ready for Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a224b095-aa59-45a5-ab33-7f3007568731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our tree-mendous vacation home is no hole in the wall. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:22:15 EST Shhhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34135cb6-56b4-444c-81b6-0b4f2ef793c4.jpg"> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:21:27 EST Must See http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471015 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa92ecd0-6677-4913-8848-edc2dabeca88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Puns are for the birds. <BR> <BR> Watched The Zookeepers Wife tonight. So sad, but such an excellent movie. I would like to think I could be so brave, but you never really know what you are capable of until the situation rises. Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:04:25 EST Just Appetizers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470706 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bf99c20-1a77-4a2c-9ae0-61c0225a3d99.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Organ downer. <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Mar 2018 20:57:32 EST I See http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ed7588c-d228-47dd-99fb-0496cc76dd69.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Optometrist live long lives because they dialate. Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:50:32 EST Cuff 'em Dano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470091 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a31e846-7dee-4134-a484-032b7e9fb21e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or sew it seams. Wed, 7 Mar 2018 22:12:12 EST Match Not Com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469724 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5885c58a-f37b-42d6-85b4-e474c88641e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay, but when you get home your sox life will suffer. Tue, 6 Mar 2018 21:54:03 EST Bee Gees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7beeb3eb-998a-4f21-9ef0-c17247f8385b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No, but we have the Bee 52s new album. And the Beatles single Let it Bee. <BR> <BR> Taking more NyQuil and heading to bed early. I NEED sleep desperately. Mon, 5 Mar 2018 20:47:24 EST Zzzzzz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468925 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0ab8e4b-eb71-4799-a1cf-44556737fafc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Pop goes the weasel. <BR> <BR> Too tired to think straight today. Could not sleep last night. Going to bed early tonight. Sun, 4 Mar 2018 17:43:56 EST Productivity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468601 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff10b925-0aa0-4bb4-8d53-329080483445.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oil hope the news of this fluid situation doesn't leak out. <BR> <BR> It has been an exhausting, but productive day. I had intended to sleep in. Didn't work out because hubby couldn't find his work gloves and I had to get up to help him look. Then I couldn't go back to sleep. Hubby headed to his mom's house bright and early for a work day. For whatever reason, his sisters decided they ... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 16:34:48 EST Arggghhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468389 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d114a427-bf60-40d8-87c8-904814c64681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh sheet it's cold out. <BR> <BR> It has been an aggravating day. Spent HOURS on the phone trying to find a doctor to see my Mom. The earliest appointment I could get is October 1. Totally unbelievable. So many of the receptionists were just downright rude. I ended up settling for an Urgent Care facility that is for adults. Spent almost 4 hours there. They were NOT happy to treat her... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 23:53:14 EST Back Rub http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468040 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a93bd763-68dc-428e-acf6-8596991f3e29.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Of course, I'm pleased to meat you Thu, 1 Mar 2018 20:39:48 EST Dr. Oz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467733 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ffe1f3c-5a99-413a-b868-31374254fbc3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nobody knows the trouble Oz sees. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:43:47 EST Dinner Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467378 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8dd30e2-533c-4849-8d0d-5bd1107b7874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The bank where hubby works sold, so he is in that lovely transition period. Lots of changes. He had to go through a few hours of training after work tonight, so I took Mom out to eat. Not a lovely experience. It was supposed to be warm and sunny today, but turned cold and rainy. I made her get out and go anyway. The restaurant was packed. I wasn't expecting that. Service was extremel... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:37:27 EST My Mama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467007 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e77ab8c3-2810-4b5c-b941-fd1f35513578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 'Nuff said. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 21:52:06 EST Double Vision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466605 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00715242-cf82-4486-b94f-d78c792f040e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit frustrated so I'm venting today. It was sunny today, so I took my Mom to visit a new church. She doesn't want to go to our church because it is a longer drive. I know a lot of the people at First Baptist, including the pastor and his wife. It is a good church with a lot of people her age, as well as young families. Mom was afraid she didn't have the stamina for both Sunday... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:07:39 EST The Captain Speaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d1ef010-c06f-42f2-a0db-ffd6c72347aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dr. Obvious strikes again. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:34:17 EST Gumby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466078 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d5ecaa0-b15f-4f38-ad8b-3ec8b6748e2d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Necks time let's make out at your house. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:54:52 EST Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465781 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/084db55b-ca59-43c5-a8d1-6b6cecf2cef6.jpg"> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:49:49 EST Say It Isn't So http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465415 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b0fc5f4-f790-49a6-9f09-62931b06c4e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Text No Evil? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:10:48 EST No Backsies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465137 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4f63297-19c7-48a0-9fba-02e6e91524de.jpg"> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:22:00 EST Rainy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e01e48a8-4f1c-4404-b4f2-aa1ccd51417a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No matter how you stack it they were not in sink with this contractor. <BR> <BR> Rainy day. Slept in. Spent a couple of hours at Mom's hanging pictures for her. I cleaned her kitchen and bathroom while hubby was hanging some of them. There is still another big box of pics to go. There is not going to be any wall space left by the time we are done. Went out to eat, picked up a few thin... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:21:30 EST Heading Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464516 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa15bf42-548b-46d3-a961-04dc9453a63d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No matter how much you push the envelope it's still stationary. <BR> <BR> Blew my knee out bowling yesterday. It has bothered me all day. Couldn't get my spirits down though. After church, we took our son out to eat, then shopping to spoil him, and to a movie. After that we had to head home. It was so hard to leave, but necessary. Only a few weeks until he's home for spring break. I'... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:23:35 EST Traveling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464166 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21cb37ac-1e8b-412f-a332-c3b55d8be8bb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Middle of nowhere or now here? <BR> <BR> Tons of exercise today, but tons of calories too. We're visiting our son at college, so lots of walking around campus, plus a few hours of playing pool and bowling, and shopping. Just spending time together made for a heavenly day. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:15:22 EST Unforgettable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47dbf628-5de1-49cf-865d-aa6e38e192a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm so excited!!! I've been hounding hubby for a couple of weeks to go visit our son at college. He keeps saying no. Last night, less than a minute after he told me no again, I got an email from our son asking us to come this weekend. Hubby immediately changed his mind, so we are going!!! Haven't seen him in over a month, and it's several more weeks before his spring break. I can't wai... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:46:16 EST Funny Bones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c21da0d6-4d49-4d83-8901-f2134087aee1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Make no bones about it this is very humerus. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:51:53 EST Before & After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463224 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d23af79-abd7-45a3-b9aa-8b10af505578.jpg"> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:32:05 EST Subtly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462819 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faafd1f4-9480-44f6-90e1-a6098832e735.jpg"> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:08:17 EST Happy Birthday Abe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462359 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/707857f7-813d-454a-b651-d7499530066c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff61d1af-cf76-4c44-afd8-3f4da9056d57.gif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01e6bf02-f7b3-41d7-8e4d-d97c231a8f27.jpg"> <BR> It was un-president-ed in his day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36b2d23c-d5b2-4975-b9e9-fce82eef1919.jpg"> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:10:37 EST Stocking Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462064 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa58a8a9-69ae-4b53-a357-e38efba6e460.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My neck of the woods is covered in ice. From the windows it looks like a coating of snow, but when you step out, it is nothing but pure ice. No school tomorrow. <em>244</em> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:26:32 EST What's Your Line? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461762 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00040a44-b0ff-4e1a-8987-5888c80fce3d.jpg"> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:52:25 EST Curves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461523 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8acd4cc5-a2f2-4b4f-954d-dadd7cf9d42e.gif"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:19:04 EST Run Ragged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461149 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a477cbbb-e384-485f-8a08-a05bb2f3ea46.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A hair razing experience. <BR> <BR> I had to do gate duty tonight, so didn't get home from school until 8:30. Makes for a long and tiring day. I knew it would be a slow night, so I took my kindle so that I could read while I waited the hours away. Hubby had a late meeting, so he still isn't home. I'm kinda hungry, but don't really want to eat alone. I don't know if he is getting fed or... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 21:32:23 EST Get Out of the Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460731 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7370e43-7ac3-4289-a534-f8047835baeb.gif"> <BR> <BR> Nothing like a good game of hide and speak. <BR> <BR> Got the call at shortly after 5 this morning that there was too much black ice for the school buses to run safely, so another free day off. I love it when I get the call before I have showered and dressed. Went back to bed and didn't get back up until 10. A rare treat, but it meant I got a little over 8 hours sleep, which I really nee... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:07:47 EST Just a Morsel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460408 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8b2c18e-b86a-4057-b12e-340ca67ee6c6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lost in translation. He was very dashing period. Tue, 6 Feb 2018 21:05:38 EST Saved By the Bell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459979 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/166ead0b-33f0-4d37-bf80-39c3aaa501c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Meetings - where we take minutes and waste hours. <BR> <BR> Due to the slippery road conditions and massive amount of wrecks in the area, our Superintendent cancelled the teacher workshop day, so we got a free day off. It was wonderful. I slept in, took care of some stuff around the house, ran some errands after the sun came out, and had a wonderful visit with Mom. It was nice to just si... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:36:22 EST Brrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459582 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78bbd35c-96e4-4e30-83da-2c000a923a09.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Micky Mouse gives some people Disney spells. <BR> <BR> Unexpected snowfall made for a dangerous yet lovely drive home from church. Usually only takes about 30 minutes, but took almost 2 hours. Roads were so slippery I called Mom and told her we wouldn't be over today. Had hoped to hang her pics today, but it will wait until streets are safer and temps are warmer. Her back is hurting, so... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 18:45:40 EST Grocery Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459272 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a05f9510-cd16-42f2-b73e-bd7e54cbf63f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Took Mom grocery shopping today. What an ordeal. Took 2 hours to do what I could have done in 15 minutes alone. While we were shopping, hubby did the rest of the unpacking, shelving books, etc. Now all we have left to do is hang pictures and do a little reorganizing so that things are more easily accessible. <BR> <BR> Good news from the eye doctor. The scarring is not going to be in ... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 21:44:58 EST My Before or After Photo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458796 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3e87487-3df6-444d-81a7-2c83296fc54a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I resemble this, at least mentally. <em>334</em> It's been a tough week. After school I have to take my mom to a new eye doctor for a follow up on the issues she has been having. Then I have to take her grocery shopping. It is going to be an ordeal. <em>198</em> For starters, it's cold, which she hates. Then it is new people and new situations, which are unsettling to her. <em>24<... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:17:48 EST Who Dat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458569 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a805f506-5db4-4668-af87-55e890078660.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday. I'm wiped out. Too tired to think straight. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 21:30:38 EST Whew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458064 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c20892d2-ec19-446a-9458-9edf5afeb767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank goodness this is church night. I need a break. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:18:49 EST Yawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457772 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed5c5f4d-bf93-414e-9aab-a7692a7fa635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Making ends meat. <BR> <BR> Went by Mom's to unpack some stuff after school. Didn't get home for dinner until about 8. This is exhausting. Hope I get the rest of it unpacked soon. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:18:09 EST Pants on Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457392 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d27da51-5bb8-4e6e-a7cc-e820a7652157.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another busy day. Took hubby to his colonoscopy, such joy. I got to do nothing but sit and listen to an audio book for 3 hours because they were running behind. It was like a little taste of heaven. Afterwards we went to our favorite Italian market style buffet cause hubby was starving, naturally. I ate mostly veggies, which is why I love the place. They have tons of choices of differe... Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:21:45 EST Plan B in Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457045 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15233e08-4c31-41b6-8c51-c4fd1aaa3422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Make no bones about it, after Star Trek Deforest Kelly could open a chain of health clubs called 'Dammit Gyms.' <BR> <BR> Mom's move has not gone as planned. We had hoped to have her packed moved and unloaded yesterday. Didn't work out. She had done nothing to prep for it, so we spent 15 hours packing and loading the U-Haul yesterday. It was so late when we got here we just put her in a... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:31:07 EST Aaaack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456197 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb8f35a8-9f45-4dce-bb02-0e971341d833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm trying to chill, but I'm full of nervous energy cause I know how busy this weekend is going to be with the move and all. Amazing that at my age I still want to please my mom and have her be happy. <BR> <BR> Mom's left eye is a mess. She had cataract surgery, then got shingles in it about a month later. Then it got an ulcer, and now it has a virus. She is going to see an eye surgeon ... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:57:11 EST No Crying Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455965 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d002f662-c453-430b-9355-9bd230267bb5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was the purrfect crime. <BR> <BR> Mom in law was released to go home. I question the wisdom, but insurance calls the shots, unfortunately. Got last minute details taken care of, so that we can leave as soon as we get off work to drive to Mom's. We'll spend the night so we can pick up the Uhaul at 8:00 a.m. and start packing. I don't think she has done any prep work at all, so we will... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:38:04 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6234d8a0-5217-4323-81a1-d83c35fe567f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My son is feeling a little better. He is able to keep food down, but is still light headed and dizzy feeling. <BR> <BR> They finally moved my mother in law to a real room and are keeping her at least one more night. She is getting cranky now, but not reasonable. We were there when she refused to order dinner, even though they asked her several times, then she pitched a fit that they woul... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:09:57 EST