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/ Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173176 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60ea163a-d9ba-4cec-bd8a-b6b499f625c1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so thankful for the sacrifices that others have made for the freedoms I enjoy. Mon, 30 May 2016 16:05:04 EST Never Say Never http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172526 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/128d83a4-06aa-4fbd-9f6b-553563e5be3f.jpg"> Sun, 29 May 2016 15:20:39 EST I Need This Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171409 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce461b2b-5a09-4873-ab03-be5ab2f3e4bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I need a cleaning coach. <em>246</em> I'm way to distractable. We leave for our tour of Italy on Tuesday, so I need to stay focused and get stuff done. <em>535</em> Our family is going as part of a tour group. It is a combo 18th birthday / early graduation present for our son, who has always wanted to visit Rome. <em>58</em> We decided it would be less hectic to do it before his ... Fri, 27 May 2016 13:00:20 EST Bunnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170791 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b71f641-2fc5-4ed8-8cff-4520e941d001.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Getting last minute cleaning done. I hate doing it, but it will be nice to come home from vacation to a clean house. Hair cuts this evening. Yay! That is long overdue and will feel so nice. Thu, 26 May 2016 13:01:47 EST Bums Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170453 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49e0c0e4-cdbc-4f59-b5bc-d6057769ad06.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Right now, I think I would take on those bums. I don't want to throw anything out, but I also don't want food sitting in the fridge going bad while we're gone. <BR> <BR> Didn't accomplish everything I had planned for the day. Our son actually wanted me to go shopping, so I had to jump on that wagon while he was in the mood. We spent the day together in town trying to pick up things we ... Wed, 25 May 2016 23:38:14 EST Bathroom Scum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168258 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55d67feb-226b-4404-b3a3-d173ba9a03cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bathrooms are clean and shiney, top to bottom. Kitchen is half done, plan to finish it tomorrow. I hate, hate, hate doing housework. Today, other than laundry, I'm only doing yard work, which I love. Sun, 22 May 2016 17:24:00 EST Almost This Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167865 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9c80b0e-e6ef-4cc6-bbc6-68a08487949f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When cleaning at the end of the school year I do tend to find things I had forgotten all about. Wish I could afford a housekeeper so that I could keep up when school is in session. Sun, 22 May 2016 00:04:07 EST ACDC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167012 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d405456-b74e-42ab-9e52-92bac4a14085.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what cleaning has been like for me this week. Today, I'm going to hit one room and stick with it until it is done, not matter what. My poor son is definitely getting good husband training today. He is helping with the cleaning, even though he doesn't feel good. That is life, feel good or not, the job has to be done. Hopefully, someday, WAY in the future, my lovely daughter-in-l... Fri, 20 May 2016 14:06:59 EST 50/50 Split http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166498 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dddb4c75-9eea-4757-b3bd-413eaa191254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Maybe I'll try this method of housework with my son tomorrow. Didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped, but I did get the island top cleaned off and scrubbed. I also got the back yard mowed. Makes me sad. I used to be able to mow the front and back with no problems. Now I can hardly do one or the other without being totally exhausted. I hate the thought of having to give in a buy a ridin... Thu, 19 May 2016 19:40:20 EST Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165796 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48200c7c-b973-4ea9-9000-4065e76c2dcb.png"> <BR> <BR> Got some housework done, but not enough. Hopefully tomorrow it will be dry enough I can mow the backyard. Mowing always makes me feel accomplished. Tried a new recipe for dinner tonight, SP's Honey-Balsamic chicken. It was super easy, and a big hit. <em>224</em> Wed, 18 May 2016 19:44:01 EST No Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164885 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dedfca9-a778-4c39-b6d9-81255d98b88f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Need to get off my bum and get to the store. Hate going out in the rain. Just want to sit and read a good book. Need to get some "visible" cleaning done today. Plenty to do, I just hate housework. Tue, 17 May 2016 13:22:18 EST Wal-Mart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164367 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29ec4bd2-3ec2-4b81-8bc9-063eca6464d6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Definitely need to go to the store. Been to busy to go, and it's been almost 3 weeks. The result...oatmeal for supper tonight. Mon, 16 May 2016 20:01:58 EST Snoring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163707 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d1fa363-357b-44da-a0be-2a171e9272d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Great day. Mowed after church, relaxed, then spent the evening with friends. Sun, 15 May 2016 22:17:05 EST School is Out!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162426 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c08e1b6-fbf6-4cdf-8fd5-e68e165d7205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the last day of school. In 26 years, I have never had a more insane last day. It was supposed to be our "fun in the sun" day, with outdoor water activities. It was 60 and pouring rain. Everyone was scrambling to find a suitable movie to show that hadn't already been viewed umpteen times. <BR> <BR> I was binding the memory book, which takes at least a couple of hours. Th... Fri, 13 May 2016 21:45:21 EST I'm Twisted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160911 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4f2f3ec-9b2a-421a-a051-b8f4125577f5.jpg"> Wed, 11 May 2016 15:24:39 EST Where Did They Go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160381 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32ba9541-6aa9-4d3f-9d5b-6d78e31a47b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Busy day for me. All of my classes were cancelled due to various end of year activities, so I got almost all of my end of year paperwork finished. I can accomplish a lot when I have the opportunity to work uninterrupted. Tue, 10 May 2016 21:05:02 EST The Bright Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159669 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1131ea7-7855-410a-837c-e9004131856d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 May 2016 20:55:43 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158831 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc1823b7-b68d-4c4c-919a-9e5daa27f331.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f87608f-8bbe-477c-abe6-e160137ba8af.jpeg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4480222e-0713-4b12-99a2-fc6f52b7171a.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7b33630-1e5e-4453-bea8-22b4c0c33c4a.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b1b81c3-a5b4-4214-b77b-e85be9d740a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Drove... Sun, 8 May 2016 14:58:06 EST CSI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157644 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd5b871e-6432-4cd5-97ef-5f000305dddf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm in a crappy mood today. Can't get my paperwork done because I have to wait on people who put everything off until the last minute. One of my co-workers is being bullied by a parent who thinks she and her child deserve special privileges that no one else has. Believe me, they don't. This co-worker is hands down the sweetest most caring person I have met in my entire life. She is the... Fri, 6 May 2016 13:54:16 EST CSI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157643 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd5b871e-6432-4cd5-97ef-5f000305dddf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm in a crappy mood today. Can't get my paperwork done because I have to wait on people who put everything off until the last minute. One of my co-workers is being bullied by a parent who thinks she and her child deserve special privileges that no one else has. Believe me, they don't. This co-worker is hands down the sweetest most caring person I have met in my entire life. She is the... Fri, 6 May 2016 13:54:16 EST Happy Cinco de Mayo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157102 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f1f3fd0-fa3d-404c-9b1b-f26ebdb50dc3.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1246f8a1-d819-469d-8a35-2e55dc6e847c.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65354994-a0a0-42f0-9130-dfc6466fcb6c.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f605d6fd-1c90-40a8-b213-7fec3843c051.jpg"> Thu, 5 May 2016 18:37:04 EST May the Fourth Be With You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156177 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c4982db-8642-4fba-b601-7d453c547138.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/422c1a53-94a4-4170-8750-16c79da32dce.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2deeb88-a8ba-46f9-97fc-c114cdf18bdf.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38be89e4-3b45-4bdb-8466-6c3acc4f5ef1.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e94fc423-657d-4ffc-897c-366a492d5ca4.jpg"> <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 4 May 2016 10:50:04 EST Self Composure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154661 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2deaf667-7549-4457-883a-002cf8cadda4.jpg"> Mon, 2 May 2016 10:17:23 EST Boaz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154113 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf21a5c7-b122-4f9d-ba8e-08f689e8b40d.jpg"> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:00:10 EST Crazy Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30d15ccc-7988-444d-b77c-2e13be5cc819.jpg"> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:05:57 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152798 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b7751a0-0d83-48cc-9e9c-6772c533916b.jpg"> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:04:33 EST Ya Want Some Fries With That? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152406 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8257781d-f444-4208-a8ac-9c93d4744b33.jpg"> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:38:33 EST Like, Dude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151367 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65afbda8-a984-4f7b-8c4d-c4e61cd83ab7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another day of testing. Now that they are all computerized, it is much simpler, as long as the computers are working. We have a fab IT guy, so that helps a lot. It used to be a killer when I had to read everything aloud, individually, to the students with modifications. The computer has speech, which saves my throat. I'm trying really hard to stay positive, especially since I don't feel... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:11:25 EST Another One Bit the Dust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150935 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/806c0c34-52f4-465b-9d25-59121579b4ec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One more day of testing behind us. I would up at 3:15 with massive sinus pain. It didn't get much better throughout the day. Guess I have an infection again. It will be Nyquil and bed by 7 for me. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:48:59 EST Whip It Into Shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149927 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/542a1ab8-e84e-4d10-bdd7-696167d2348a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's funny if you're old enough to remember the song. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We're are almost finished with the post testing our district requires, and for the next 2 weeks we will work on the testing the state requires. Fun, fun, fun. NOT. Teachers are stressing and gripey. Student's are getting burned out and could care less, which makes the teachers stress more...endless cycle. ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:20:46 EST Pant Pant Pant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28d13547-d909-4dbb-9e1b-e3972592d6a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's only April, and I think I gave myself a case of heat exhaustion already. We go to the early church service, so even after we go out to eat, we are almost always home before noon. So, being a gorgeous day in the 80's with a lovely breeze, we spent a bit over 5 hours doing yard work. We trimmed all the tall decorative grasses and hauled that mess off. We pulled some weeds and did some... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:02:16 EST Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d583ef7-de2e-464d-97e7-9be0cb06372f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love the way that everything is blooming these days. <em>334</em> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:19:33 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148309 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b99e05b-cdd1-41e3-85a7-7b8eda27d29c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today my baby boy turned 18. I can't believe the time has gone so fast! He is a young man to be proud of, and the pride and joy of my life. I know the world will be a better place because he is in it. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 22:48:20 EST Red Rover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147313 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23b0eee2-7e5a-4b00-9937-9bc2f64fef31.png"> <BR> <BR> I can think of a few people I'd like to play Red Rover with today! <em>234</em> Our principal told us a lunch that the admin. is not going to make any of their decisions known until the week after school is out. That means, the teachers who are cut will have no closure, no chance to say goodbye, no immediate support, no nothing. Students who will not be in our building next year will get... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:30:52 EST Boy Oh Boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146649 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73ae1993-a06c-47cf-a458-2f2fe706b8e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hate testing time. It is so stinking stressful. Everybody complaining all the time. Either the test scores aren't right because they're too low, or they aren't right because they're too high. We are only in the 3rd day of it, and there are 2 1/2 weeks left to go of it. <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> I just want to go home, cuddly with my kitties until they purr me better, and go to bed. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:04:07 EST Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144999 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59c5e67a-1948-468d-bc42-eb8db0be6e1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our son blessed me big time last night. His life group is earlier in the afternoon than ours, so when he got home he mowed the back yard for me. Hopefully I can get home and get the front yard done tonight before the rains move in. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:02:06 EST That's Not Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144357 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0b223e7-f809-4a6d-ba2a-95929c570d46.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sad, but true. <BR> <BR> It's been quite the weekend. Friday night, I was all by my lonely while hubby & son were at the Stronger Men conference. I decided to watch a chick flick, and picked The Ugly Truth. The ugly truth about it is that I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more without all the foul language. I doubt I'll watch that one again. <BR> <BR> Saturday I went to the retirem... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:25:24 EST Oh Yeah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143867 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9fd1d7b-a5b1-404f-a57f-9d7f0cdd0df2.jpg"> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 22:40:18 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143027 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97b91efb-00c3-4670-b53b-0072ce3615a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby and son are going to a Men's Conference this weekend, so I'm all by my lonely. What to do...What to do...The house really needs cleaned, but a chick flick sure does sound fun. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:11:29 EST It Was the Worst of Times... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a7dc7ce-6845-4f88-8221-cfef3ebde033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I feel like I just got sucker punched. <em>40</em> Our principal just told me that the district & our building is eliminating positions due to the drop in enrollment. Not sure if my job is on the line or not. Stress levels are soaring, and morale is dropping fast. So glad I'm scheduled to go to a retirement meeting this weekend so that I can find out where I stand in that area. Uncerta... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:01:38 EST Multiplication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141597 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04475d63-df33-402b-b867-a2257bfa3928.gif"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:09:37 EST Straighten Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e860c88b-138b-4eda-89f6-8413ac1f67f2.jpg"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:50:27 EST Staying Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139260 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3cf2601-1276-494b-abce-ed9b81eb4500.jpg"> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:59:15 EST Family Honor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138648 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4136291d-1037-499c-beae-ec3cb515efef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So far, it's been a great day. We started early, volunteering to help out at the Jr. High Speech/Debate tournament. Hubby judged, and I worked in the hospitality room. Gave me the chance to visit with some senior girls that I really enjoy, and thought I may never see again. Turns out they had an abundance of workers, so we were dismissed at noon. I was able to come home and get the fron... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 17:31:06 EST I've Got Skills! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138104 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/205bf385-5b14-4d06-9c67-412e7ca74643.png"> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 21:05:28 EST Trickling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98b1d8a0-f1b4-49cb-9ffb-72b3814de197.jpg"> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 19:21:55 EST Time to Wake Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136539 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c915da8c-5354-4966-8e0a-f997afc4a45c.jpg"> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 18:09:19 EST How to Dress for Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135604 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f741a64b-3a06-4b69-bc46-2eaa32d66b84.png"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:14:58 EST You've Been Warned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134928 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed57de8a-e4e5-4d85-8e23-27382fb424ce.jpg"> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:25:27 EST Distractions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d0c8e3b-a810-44e9-b41e-a14e49402652.jpg"> <BR> Great day. Church service was awesome, then our son wanted to discuss the sermon for about an hour. We had a wonderful lunch at home for a change. I got to mow the back yard and do a little bit of weeding. I wanted to call my mom, but our son took my phone with him to life group, so that will have to wait. I have a few minutes to rest before our life group meets. Hope everyone has a successf... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 17:09:23 EST