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/ Why Bother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021608 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ab54f7c-dff3-488c-8d99-3735ff9f82c1.png"> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:22:40 EST The Monster Under the Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020965 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97d529ea-f761-4a1f-810e-79f0822abb23.gif"> <BR> <BR> I've been cutting way back on my computer time, which means a whole lot less sparking as well. I get a lot more done this way. I'm getting a lot more sleep too. Truth be told, sparking has become a lot more about social networking and a lot less about weight loss and health for me. I still plan to visit once in awhile, but it has to be moved way down my priority list if I ever plan to tr... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 15:10:39 EST Parking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018978 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd41a198-c74e-407b-b7ad-c2a61e9f4930.jpg"> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:26:04 EST 3 Sheets to the Wind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016765 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11e51f54-d4e8-4c9d-8f29-fa41c9d7c5dc.jpg"> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 23:13:26 EST Anger Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016078 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6c0982c-017f-4e7c-83a9-4d88841be4fa.jpg"> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:19:45 EST Oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015431 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3084eec1-b1df-48d2-b370-d1133c1d490e.jpg"> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:17:35 EST Face Your Fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015101 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43a48b18-7961-4c11-968e-a797779eb864.jpg"> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:02:53 EST When Life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014317 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/424bdb9a-0c63-431a-8e3e-43ed55a3e80c.jpg"> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:16:21 EST My First iPhone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014041 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78ed623f-08a0-4b51-98b5-f57bef8bdd7e.jpg"> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:32:22 EST Burning Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cf19e7e-0a2c-4368-b743-24f2d6e17fc5.jpg"> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 20:09:45 EST My Boy is Rad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012911 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01b21c26-501c-47c4-a9d6-03efa4cae4c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm a super proud mama tonight. It has been a l-o-n-g 2 days. After all of the injuries my son suffered last year, the docs will not clear him for any contact sports. It was hard for him to give up competing in soccer and wrestling. Rough on a boy's self-esteem with the high value our society places on athletic prowess. Last night and tonight he competed in his very first Speech/Debate ... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 23:09:03 EST Do You Believe in Ghosts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012444 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d91dbb71-13ad-4484-be26-4818297b8c70.jpg"> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:11:36 EST Keepin' It Rollin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011735 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/671c7b3a-0d8b-4779-b8b5-3606e11b38e6.jpg"> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:56:55 EST Take Door #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011256 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3fbadc87-443b-4b29-8a65-a75504cc19bc.jpg"> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 21:37:53 EST Argh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010672 I worked for hours today on a huge project. I was just getting ready to wind it up when Word shut itself down. All the the documents I worked on today disappeared. I tried reopening Word, hoping they would show up as recovered. No such luck. I had went in early and stayed extra late and all for naught. <BR> <em>28</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 22:18:40 EST What You Will Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009793 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50abd8e4-0124-4158-b098-13488f6ae367.jpg"> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:26:31 EST Pop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008732 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4104bd1e-2ee0-474d-b3ca-4cae49cdaf77.jpg"> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 19:25:22 EST Casual Fridays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d470ca06-e5a8-45b2-a700-b2e5da5bdba2.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:20:14 EST SENIOR SEX http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007647 The husband leans over and asks his wife, "Do you remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We went behind the village tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you." <BR> Yes, she says, "I remember it well." <BR> <BR> OK, he says, "How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time's sake?" <BR> <BR> "Oh Jim, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!" <BR> A police officer sitting in the next booth heard ... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 20:58:58 EST Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007011 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4d3edef-9568-4632-bbbf-069d10cb6c26.jpg"> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:00:38 EST I Fell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006412 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9adf1906-7054-4522-b6a5-17ce23076ae8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Been in a bad mood all day. Hopefully I'll get more sleep tonight and be less grumpy tomorrow. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:17:16 EST I Don't Think So http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005589 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edced048-331b-433e-bae9-27a69a80ce41.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:33:02 EST Venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4024e0f-e379-47d3-a891-648020ba6beb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spoiler Alert <BR> I'm in a foul mood, so if you don't feel like being supportive, don't read any further, or kindly keep your comments to yourself. I'm frustrated enough. I don't need added aggravation, and I'm highly likely to offend people here, but I have to vent and get things off my chest so that I don't behave "inappropriately" in public. <BR> <BR> Tonight our church votes on a n... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:13:20 EST No Spam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004672 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae9dccac-8516-4afd-a7e8-7a6d797f163a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our new kitties are into just about everything. Today while we were shopping, they shredded a partial loaf of bread. Guess we'll have to keep that someplace else until they're better trained. They can act so innocent while we are home, but when we're away.... <em>241</em> <em>18</em> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 22:29:36 EST Mac N Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/759a13c1-400b-415a-9a9f-8411855a6cb2.jpg"> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 22:21:51 EST Not a Newton http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003481 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0985b990-5bda-43df-830c-f4081e13404b.jpg"> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 19:47:19 EST Grades http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002675 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc65f44d-a1dd-40f6-9fa1-a6db92f1a3b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The faculty meeting this morning lifted my spirits greatly. <BR> <BR> The due date for our HUGE unit that we have to write, teach, and reflect upon, has been moved from Nov. 1 to Mar. 1. We have to turn in something on Dec. 1 to prove that we are working on it. That is a massive relief! I've put in almost 50 hours on it, and am not sure I'm even half way done. All of the work has to b... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:08:23 EST Where to Put It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002210 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85922a1a-0d1c-4840-b6ed-22e4142c640b.jpg"> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:23:02 EST I'm Rich http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001714 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8509ddd7-4bfc-47d2-b666-2abeec5382f6.jpg"> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:49:01 EST Replacement Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001008 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26fe7bd9-9c8a-4da4-8439-236314a5eaa4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wonder if they do index finger replacements. <BR> <BR> It has been a long weekend, but not long enough. I ran almost all my errands yesterday. After church today, I got my lawn mowed, my laundry done, and my breakfasts and lunches prepped for the week, and our dinners planned. We watched Social Network as a family, and I still have time to get some school work done. My finger hurts a... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 20:08:11 EST Last Resorts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88581b4f-4253-4bfe-a9bd-8c2589ebdd9a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've reached the stage of life that I no longer care about "looking hot". I just want to be healthy. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:07:32 EST Hmmm....I Wonder Why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2322a452-413e-4a2b-86e2-f617e44f4cf6.gif"> <BR> <BR> I have to laugh at the conference I had with a parent about why her child has difficulties in reading and language. I've known the family for many years, and they all have horrid grammar. Hard for a child to sound out and understand words that he has rarely heard pronounced correctly. Makes it difficult to recognize complete sentences as well. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 00:00:15 EST The True Meaning of HD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d7c480c-5077-4e2b-9a2d-44c034c5e24e.jpg"> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:41:45 EST None? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48df141a-4868-42bf-a207-746c7c37e7dc.gif"> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:21:03 EST Heh Heh Heh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997960 The original Big Bang Theory <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04cba121-3c10-4b78-82c4-5159d7b925b6.jpg"> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:52:52 EST Good Enough For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997221 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bddcd599-84f5-4818-a448-9826427a25a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That is reason enough for me. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:15:21 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996856 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97818c8f-bc60-48fd-a2b7-e3452c0f96c3.png"> <BR> <BR> I am so thankful that after church I was able to mow our backyard and spend a little over an hour pulling weeds, mostly left-handed. It was nice to get a productive outdoor workout done. My son helped with the weed pulling, and my hubby kept checking to make sure I was handling the mowing ok. It didn't hurt too bad because I could mostly use the heel of my hand and keep the pressure off m... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:28:49 EST Haunt Me Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996155 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cf833f8-4d45-4d68-8dc3-3ab955c490a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'd love being stalked by this cutie any day! Kitty purrs make my heart sing. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:22:14 EST Just Think About it for a Minute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d22c123-bedc-438b-87f9-8e7887b7d5f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:25:48 EST My Weaknesses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df221af4-f33b-4d48-b9f0-688ca9be0c6b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In retrospect, I didn't mean to imply University teachers weren't doing their jobs. I have quite a few friends who teach at that level. It is the policies that allow kids in and take their money when they are totally unprepared for, or incapable of, college level academics that burn me. <BR> <BR> Not everyone is college material, and there is no shame in that. I find it much more admir... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:53:21 EST I'm On A Soapbox, So Reader Beware http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994181 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5248e096-87e2-4fea-a36b-6b8b8cc1abd6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And the rant and rave begins... <BR> <BR> Just read some interesting but sad research about how accurately 2nd grade teachers can predict the likelihood of a student winding up in jail. That wasn't the case before the teaching of morality and discipline were banned in public schools because they "infringed upon individual rights". I keep hearing about schools that have changed their pol... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 13:59:35 EST Recess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993697 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76a1699b-332c-4499-8c58-8b1e5aa91f57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Checked with doc about my finger. I have therapy exercises to do, and it should take 12-18 months to heal, and there may still be swelling and pain after that. I break would have healed much quicker. Bummer. <BR> <BR> It rained, so we had indoor recess today. I had the great joy of cracking the kids up by fake jump roping the whole time. It was a good workout. <BR> <em>318</em> <e... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 21:47:16 EST I Refuse to Tell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993022 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f2aabaa-9785-4004-ae4c-6b88dbc9c78b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Took the splint off my finger. It is probably a few days earlier than I should, but it was driving me nuts. Still sore, still swollen, but I can move it a little bit. I wonder how long it takes for a dislocation to heal. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 21:51:15 EST Just Be There http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89c8cb83-8d29-44b3-b2dc-68c7dc75e795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 14:34:47 EST Blank Check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991816 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb4bcb9d-22f4-44f0-8434-13a9deb33a6e.jpg"> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 00:55:20 EST Can I Get a Raise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991161 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b37124f0-e0d4-4a96-9064-b508d0eba7c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Every year it seems to get harder to teach kids to raise their hand and wait their turn rather than getting up and following me around the classroom repeatedly saying my name. <em>198</em> Gotta smack my own head cuz I ain't allowed to smack theirs. <em>18</em> I am so glad it is a long weekend, even if I do have hours of school work to get down, not to mention and ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 21:48:00 EST Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990495 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbe6b89b-3411-49e2-8ca9-3d08f3cd1b56.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That would be me. Hoping to make it to bed by 8:30 at the latest. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 20:25:35 EST Politically Correct http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989682 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be5d5431-07d5-432f-9b55-839b8840eafc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Busy day. In-service training immediately after school. Straight to church, no time to eat or go home first. Then home and probably straight to bed. Too tired to do anything else. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:40:33 EST Always Room for 1 More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988918 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36b19d0b-55bb-40f9-b050-bbaf98ba0685.jpg"> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:25:44 EST Looking Ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9ca4a64-c3bd-4562-95b1-fbe06712212f.gif"> <BR> <BR> Sent in a formal complain about our internet service, and heard back from them today. They claim our modem (which THEY provided) is out-dated and a new one will fix everything. So...hmmm...why didn't they send us an upgrade earlier, instead of ignoring our complaints and raising our rates? Supposedly, they sent us a new one today. Wonder how long it will be before it gets here, and wheth... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:27:38 EST