WEKIMER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WEKIMER WEKIMER'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/ starting fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362321 Here I am back at Spark. 178.6 lbs which is 12 lbs higher than last time I logged in. I know it could be worse so that's a blessing. It's time to get back in shape. and get healthier. Mon, 15 May 2017 15:40:56 EST got my new spark tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740837 Thanks Robin for buying me the new spark tracker. Connected so I can wear it to work today and see how it does. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:40:33 EST Nice holiday weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735309 Crazy humidity and thunderstorms daily here too. I'll be glad when it cools off a bit. <BR> Switched to 2nd shift. Starting to sleep better already except for the heat. <BR> Had a wonderful holiday weekend. I had 5 days off. 2 BBQ's with the whole family. Glad Tim and Becky made it from South Carolina and PA. IT was nice to have everyone together. Had bonfires both days and amazing food. <BR> Going to walk the dog now. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:46:26 EST Beautiful weekend, gorgeous weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729020 We have had lots of rain in the past week but it was a gorgeous weekend. Thank goodness, the rain held off until I was at work last night. <BR> Butch and I bought Brendon and his baby sister Serenity a sandbox for Christmas/birthday presents. Both loved it. Serenity was fascinated by the shovels and other sand toys and didn't try to eat any sand. That's ahead I am sure. I held her though so she didn't actually get right down in the sand since she is only 5 months old. <BR> Saturday Butch an... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:10:17 EST Summer plans so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723437 Butch and I drove out to Ithaca to see a high school classmate Kevin play in a band out there. It was nice. The band was really good, and we had a nice weekend. Danced at the club and spent Sunday looking at many of the beautiful waterfalls and gorges out there. Lots of hiking too. Fun. Amazing scenery. <BR> We're already planning our next trip to Watkin's Glen in July and further to another of the Finger Lakes in August. Loving me some wine tasting, and beautiful scenery. <BR> Just bought... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:58:10 EST Camping this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699966 I'm taking Friday off so I'm having a 4 day weekend. Going camping. (Cabins, not tents) but cooking out over a campfire. Haven't done that in a long time. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:29:49 EST Ithaca NY for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698266 Butch and I drove to Ithaca for the weekend, That's in the Finger Lakes part of NY. Watched 5 Mile Drive in concert (a band a high school classmate is in) and another band at the Dock. Had a great time dancing. Spent the night, checked out some wineries and lots of waterfalls. The gorges around Ithaca are amazing. Perfect weekend. <BR> We saw about 10-12 of the 19 waterfalls around the area. Deep gorges 400 feet deep and waterfalls 200 feet tall. (The tallest one) <BR> Did lots of walking u... Mon, 19 May 2014 09:43:21 EST time for bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694914 I wore my pedometer at work last night, shopping this morning at Walmart, and 1 mile at the Y on the elliptical and other walks to and from and it is now up to 12682 steps. Just seems to be too sensitive. <BR> We didn't get any hummingbirds the first few days but now we see them regularly. Need an ant guard for it though. The ants have not stopped their parade to it yet. <BR> The orioles love the oranges. I have had to put out one every day and they just gobble it up. Sliced into segments, 8... Wed, 14 May 2014 12:32:01 EST A walk in the park http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688048 Just got back from a walk in the park with Barkley, Butch and Tracy. We walked about a mile and a half. Altogether, with that walk and shopping and work, I have already walked almost 9 miles. No wonder my feet hurt. The day turned out full sun after all, but cool. 50-ish. <BR> Glad to hear that you have meetings and no drama, Rhonda. I like that. Well 2 out of 5 days anyway. Hope the rest of your week is not too crazy. <BR> The orioles have been nibbling the oranges and some past ripe strawbe... Mon, 5 May 2014 13:03:53 EST walking the dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687047 Lots of clouds, rain sprinkles and cold. Then the sun comes out for a brief showing and then it warms up. Supposed to get nicer here by Weds and up to 70 degrees on Friday but another thunderstorm. I'll take Weds with the sun and 60 degrees. <BR> 2 male Baltimore Orioles and 2 male Rose breasted Grosbeaks came to my feeders yesterday and today. Probably just passing thru but i put out an oriole feeder and oranges anyway in case they find it to their liking and stay. They only wanted the suet ... Sun, 4 May 2014 09:57:27 EST Easter and Niagara Falls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680168 We had a nice Easter and a wonderful trip to Niagara Falls. We drove out Thursday, stopping at the Finger Lakes on the way out and on the way back. Took our time and just enjoyed the scenery. Weather was very cold and there was a lot of snow at the falls. Saw a few bald eagles both on the way and on the Niagara River. Really cool to see. We drove up to Ft Niagara and looked out over Lake Ontario. How far are you from there or Toronto, Elizabeth? We didn't drive to Canada this time. Even thoug... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:07:37 EST Trip, work, weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659145 We're planning a trip out to Niagara Falls over Easter break. We have a 3 day shutdown and I may take an extra vacation day but may not need to. We'll see. I would like to take my mom and dad since they are getting up there and they went there for their honeymoon (as did Tom and I). Butch and Tracy have never seen it and I'm really looking forward to seeing it again. If we take Mom and Dad, we'll have to rent a mini-van but otherwise, we'll just drive my jeep or Butch's truck. <BR> Not much... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:31:57 EST Overworked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643531 Not much gong on except just working a lot of hours. About ready to go out and walk Barkley with Tracy. We still have snow here but warmer this week. <BR> Supposed to get a blizzard on Weds with another foot of snow. This has been the coldest and most snow I can remember in a long time. And not just because I'm in NY. <BR> Family is doing well. So ready for spring. Aren't we all?! <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:34:53 EST Great to be alive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590926 Crazy busy here with OT. Corning really is a good place to work, great benefits, great pay but mandatory OT, at the minimum, 16 hours a week. It sucks. But I'm doing ok. <BR> <BR> Christmas with the family was wonderful. Tim, Wilson, (Tim's SO), Becky, Chris and Ricky all made it home over the holidays and we all got along great. <BR> <BR> We celebrated family Christmas, Christmas eve so about 11 p.m. Tracy and I headed home from Tom's in Sidney Center. It snowed all day, and the roads were... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 07:28:55 EST Football and roast beef http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479646 Yep its football season emoticon <BR> Bad news for Steelers fans who live in NY I have a football pkg but they only play the highlights of the Steeler games. Not the whole game. Even on the computer I can watch the games but only 11 p.m. Sunday night. Or the following day. Grr. I just want to watch my Steelers without having to wait 24 hours etc. <BR> On TV I can get the full Football pkg for $125 in addition to the $145 I already pay. And that's another sore spot with me. Paying that much. A... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:42:46 EST Worked out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478620 Another workout at the Y. Elliptical 33 mins. and aerobics workout for 30 mins. Not too bad for starters. <BR> Going to a high school football game with my boyfriend today. His nephew is playing. Haven't been to a high school game in ages. probably almost since high school. Should be fun. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 12:34:02 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477364 I made a plan just today to get more involved with Spark people again. Robin and I joined the local Y and we are getting back in shape as well as losing weight. I have gotten up to 165 and not too happy about that after being down to 149 last summer. None of my clothes fit me. So I'm back. Thanks for the motivation. I am so in need of it. Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:42:21 EST Time to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276214 We have not been walking Barkley at all during the winter. We'll be starting that soon again. He plays in the backyard but I know he is anxious to start his walks again too as is Tracy. <BR> She mentioned it today and I said we could start this Friday when I am off again. <BR> She passed her permit test so now comes me pulling my gray hairs out. I will try to stay calm and i won't be the only one teaching her thank goodness. My sister Robin, my Dad, Butch and my brother-in-law Paul have all o... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:28:32 EST So unmotivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257560 My boyfriend Butch is moving to NY in 3 weeks. i cannot wait to see him. He will be living with me until we find a better house to live in. My tiny little trailer i share with Tracy and Barkley and 2 cats. <BR> I have been trying to eat healthy for the most part but still snacking a lot. Barely any exercise except what I get at work. My job is very strenuous, a lot of lifting, and I really work all my muscles in my whole body. We walk a couple miles a day at work also but i know I need to do ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:25:52 EST But the good news is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220231 I have off for 3 days this weekend. No plans yet. My birthday is Tuesday and I took that day off too. Sucks tho because by working Monday night, I'm actually working 6 hours of my birthday. I could take it off but 2 days vacation is a bit much just to avoid working on my birthday. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:52:14 EST Great vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210222 I just got back from an awesome week in Florida with my honey. Weather was partly cloudy most days but warm, 70-84. One day we went to the beach/coast and sightsee'd, walked on the beach. Another day Butch took me to a place called Rainbow Springs, where the springs come right up from underground in this gorgeous river. Lots of beautiful birds, flowers, waterfalls and of course sharing it with a gorgeous guy. We saw lots of turtles too but no alligators. We did stop to eat at a local restaura... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:55:57 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186537 Happy New Year! May 2013 be our best one yet. <BR> Yes I am excited to go to Florida and see Butch. Not looking forward to the drive though. I'm going to put a giant snowball in a small cooler and put that into a larger cooler filled with ice and of course my drinks for the road. Do u think the snowball will make it to Fla? It has been cold there at night, at least where he lives. He will get a kick out of it since he professes to love snow. <BR> We have a foot and a half of the white stuff. ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:05:24 EST I'm blessed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181705 Our holidays have been wonderful. We had dinner at my sister Robin's last night. We both cooked. Lots of friends over. We had Mom and Dad over too. <BR> Robin is a saint. She opened her home to 2 homeless girls, friends of her daughters and then on top of that, she opened her home to a single Mom and her 2 little girls so they don't have to stay at the homeless shelter. Well they stay some of the time but it was so sweet of Robin to open her home to them. So the little girls spent the nights ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 05:00:16 EST Vacation! Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179484 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I did. Spent it with family which is nice. Tim and Wilson and Becky were up from SC and PA. Always nice to get together. All of my siblings should be chefs. they all cook so great. Makes it hard. <BR> Funny u should ask, I'm going to see my Honey, in a week. A week from Today in fact. I'm driving down to Fla. on Weds or Thursday. Might stop to visit a few people on the way. I hope. Staying a week, then coming back to cold and wintry NY. This kind of ... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 04:10:42 EST Day #3 at the Y, 75 min workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172598 Yesterday was Day #3 of working out at the Y with Robin. Fun! But a great workout. Love a good sweat session. <BR> We do the elliptical for 60-65 mins. I did the stairstepper the first day but its not like the ones I used in PA and I don't like them as much as the PA ones. Going to try the spinning bikes next time I go. They have those screens where you can see a specific route and terrain. Looks pretty cool. <BR> We are also doing some machines with weights. The Captain's chair really kicked... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:03:11 EST Joining the Y today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168870 Good morning! Yep its really me. <BR> I've been so tired all the time. Decided its time to get back to exercise, that will bring up my energy level. Work is so tiring, very physical, but luckily I only work 3-4 12 hour shifts. I can work out before I sleep and on my days off. <BR> Ready to go to the Y with Robin this morning. They charge $600 a year or $50 a month. Since I only need to join for a few months, I'll join at the monthly rate and then join with Robin when her Y membership gets ren... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:56:51 EST 3 day weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105572 It's been cold and wet here so Barkley hasn't had a walk for a few days. Me neither. Overdue for a good walk or bike ride. <BR> Worked last night and slept some today but the rain really makes me feel tired today. I got a lot of walking in at work last night and lots of lifting but not a lot of heavy stuff. Just a few trash cans full of yogurt. <BR> Luckily my job is physical but not too strenuous. I like it. <BR> Take care, I'm off for a 3 day weekend this weekend (and every other one) s... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:12:33 EST Every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094093 Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:52:34 EST Lasagna dinner was so nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091341 Steelers are doing a little better than 50/50. They won yesterday against the Eagles. They have to step it up. The Giants won yesterday too. My brother Tom told me he is going to convert me to be a Giants fan. I said I will be a fan of both until they play each other. Then I will still have to go with the Steelers. They play each other Nov 3rd. <BR> Lasagna dinner was wonderful. I made so much, We had 4 pans and only 1 and a half got eaten. Lots of leftovers. <BR> I was the only one that went... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:23:19 EST Walking again finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088619 good morning! 4:43 a.m. I haven't been able to sleep thru the night since working nights. this is my night off, 3 day weekend which I love. I tried to sign up for OT but they wouldn't let me. Grrr! Oh well, now I'm training to be a yogurt filler operator. Then I'll have more opportunities for OT. <BR> Doing family stuff this weekend. <BR> Tracy and I took Barkley for his first leash walk yesterday. He did really well for never having been on a leash or even in a collar much. We are definitely... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 05:02:59 EST Doing Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065148 Good afternoon everyone, Sorry I can't seem to get myself here to talk to my favorite friends even when I'm on the computer which is about once or twice a week anymore. Just so busy but that's no excuse. <BR> My crazy work schedule keeps me busy and when I have free time, there's so much to do, I rarely get on the computer anymore. <BR> Tracy and I are very happy. We both like NY although we are not crazy about living in the trailer park. That's just temporary though. <BR> We got a new puppy ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:57:21 EST I am not old! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923967 I woke up, <BR> I lifted my arms, <BR> I moved my knees, <BR> I turned my neck.... <BR> <BR> Everything made the same noise: <BR> <BR> 'CrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaccccK!' <BR> <BR> ....I came to a conclusion: <BR> <BR> I am not old, <BR> <BR> I am crispy!!! Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:59:52 EST Moving along on the packing and cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917984 Things are really coming together. Just bought a fairly new-ish washer for $75. Still need a shed so I get the seasonal stuff out of my LR. Not happy about that but I know these things take time. <BR> Still not all unpacked. Still have lots of cleaning to do. I work for the next 3 days so I don't get anything done but sleeping when I work. Working Friday-Sunday. Robin and I both have off Monday and Tuesday this coming week so we will get together then. Hopefully we'll get lots done plus exerc... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 16:28:06 EST Life is good, New job going well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903645 Tracy and I moved to NY Thursday night (May 17th) into Friday morning. We took our 2 cats and left our sweaters. Just kidding. We like to say that. We took everything we could but the kitchen sink. Nope just kidding there too. Tom said he'd buy me all new furniture (I'll believe that when I see the money) so he was able to keep most of it. I took my mattress, all my bookcases, Tracy's whole bedroom set which included bookcases. We each had a desk, nightstands. I also brought my buffet, a pant... Wed, 30 May 2012 00:35:56 EST Safe trip to NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888955 The drive to NY went fine. The cats weren't too bad since we were traveling <BR> at night. They were not happy to be in the cat carriers for 8 hours but now they are happy in their new home. <BR> We made it fine, albeit exhausted from being up for over 32 hours with no sleep. My sister drove my car, and I drove the U-haul. <BR> Yesterday we had help unloading the u-haul which was nice. Then today my family came over and we had help cleaning and organizing. Got a lot done. Tomorrow hopefully ... Sat, 19 May 2012 20:14:21 EST Done work until I start my new job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876987 (And who knows how many weeks that will be?) <BR> Yesterday was a mixed emotions day at work. Last day, happy and sad to leave a job I enjoy and very sad to leave so many wonderful friends. <BR> One friend made a cake for everyone to share and another friend brought in a card for everyone to sign and another friend bought me and Tracy dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and brought it in for us to eat on our lunch break. So many hugs, tears and fond farewells. I will miss quite a lot ... Fri, 11 May 2012 11:48:45 EST 2 more days of work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873897 2 more days of work and then I'm done. Everyone is being so sweet, it makes me sad to leave all of these wonderful friends. One guy us bringing us lunch on Thursday, Another one is taking us out for a few beers. <BR> Then I'm going to a wedding Saturday night for our best friend's daughter. I'm excited to do a lot of dancing but it will be bittersweet. All of our close friends will be there and it will be sad to not see them for a long time. <BR> Then Sunday is Mother's day, Nothing definite ... Wed, 9 May 2012 12:08:48 EST More packing to do tomorrow but we put a good dent in it today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868296 Got 7 hours of packing in today. Lots of lifting heavy boxes, moving etc, I basically walked over 3 miles, and got 3 big boxes of crap burned. It's so therapeutic to burn stuff and watch it just disappear. And sitting outside having a fire at night is one of the better things in life. <BR> Tracy got 5 hours of packing her stuff done too. I am so proud of her for zipping right thru her stuff. It's starting to look good in the basement. It was a trip down memory lane for both of us. <BR> I have... Sat, 5 May 2012 23:10:58 EST Packing is going slow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855713 Hello everyone Doing good. Haven't done much packing since the day I started. I have to work tomorrow (Saturday) but I'll get some more done on Sunday. <BR> I have an appt with the lawyer tomorrow morning so Hopefully that will help me. I gave my work my 3 week's notice but I told them I would confirm the date this week. <BR> So 2 more weeks of work. Most people have told Tracy and I that they will miss us. We have some very close friends there that I hate to leave. Many said they would keep ... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 01:00:21 EST Free and single, can't wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841062 Good afternoon, It's been a rough couple of days but I'm back. <BR> My latest news for those of you who don't do facebook and haven't already heard is that my marriage is finally totally over. No do-overs. I will be moving back to NY in as little as 1 month but possibly as long as 2 months from now. Looking at end of May depending on how soon I get all the loose ends wrapped up here. Tracy and our 2 cats are going too. <BR> Married 25 years down the tubes. (Together for 27 years) He traded ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:35:09 EST April goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815591 I did do a happy dance and also got a massage. My shoulders and neck were so sore from QCing at work. It doesn't always bother me but the line I worked on Thursday and Friday, I have to hold the syringes up high and the repetition just forms knots in my muscles and burning after awhile. The massage felt so good. And they used hot rocks which I've never had done before. It was really nice. <BR> Besides happy dancing, and some heavy lifting, feeding the birds, I did 50 squats, 55 bridges, and 6... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 20:12:16 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785614 I'm back and I'm going to try to log in more often. It will be hard now that the weather is getting so nice. At least here in PA. We're supposed to have a bunch of 70+ days and I just put all of my plants outside. They have been in my basement for the winter. Some survived and some did not. They all need re-potting but for now I'm just going to let them soak up the sunshine and the rain. And the fresh air. <BR> I have been crazy busy at work. Worked both Saturday and Sunday and may this we... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:22:50 EST Yay its Sunny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4746172 Finally a real sunny day. Heading outside to enjoy it even though there is a chill in the air. Lovely weekend for exercise and relaxation. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:00:20 EST Happy Valentine's Day everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738530 Happy Valentine's Day everyone! <BR> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>129</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>129</em> <em>212</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:57:38 EST I exercised all week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735287 I did really well this week exercising. Did my new DVD Sean T's Rockin' Abs. Really good workout and makes me happy because its lots of dancing too. I'm going to do the Move on the Playstation 3, one of the dance ones today. I just love getting my heart rate up by dancing. Makes me feel so good when I'm done too. <BR> We got about 6 inches of snow so far. Now its just light flurries. Did some light shoveling when I went out to feed the birds. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:40:40 EST New 90 day PUSH goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707042 I've been stuck with a winter lethargy but I'm joining Curves this week (maybe today) and committing myself to go at least 4-5 times a week for 90 days, No excuses for skipping. I've been so tired and lazy and I know the lack of some serious exercise is partly to blame. <BR> <BR> I'm also signing up to walk/run a 5K in March. March 31st to be exact. I know that too will help me get back the spark I've been missing. By this October I hope to walk/run a half marathon. And again next March and... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:16:45 EST Perfect soup for a hibernation weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695289 No plans here this weekend either except more downloading, exercise, and the usual. I fed the birds, shoveled snow, fed the cats, did laundry, made iced tea, <BR> We got 4 more inches of snow on top of of the 4 inches we already had. It's kind of nice though, as long as I'm inside. It was nice though shoveling snow and feeding the birds. <BR> Yesterday I made a big crockpot of wedding soup so I will be just enjoying that all weekend. Perfect soup for a hibernation weekend. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 14:10:40 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693240 Good morning! Well I'm doing better. I think I'm going to sign up to do a local 5K in March. That way I have a few months to train and get ready for it. And maybe by next year I'll be able to sign up for a half marathon which I've always wanted to do. <BR> Hope everyone is doing great! We got another 4 inches of snow. Well it is January. I bought two sleds but haven't used them yet. I want to have a sledding party with my grandkids. Can't seem to get them to come visit. <BR> Thank God its F... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:50:33 EST I need some motivation (again!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686700 Hi it's me. I have been so busy but that's still no excuse why i have not stopped in to say hi. I have been busy with the usual stuff, feeding the birds, cats, shopping, work, etc but also I've been downloading all of my favorite songs and putting them on my IPod that Tracy gave me for Christmas (her old one that I bought her 2 years ago) I can't believe I didn't buy myself one years ago. I absolutely love it. Having all of my favorite music in one place without having to hunt down CD's etc. ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:59:21 EST Happy New Year's Eve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646551 I'm going to dance all night. I love to dance. <BR> Tom wants to go to camp but i don't. All they do is get drunk and crash. I want to have fun. <BR> don't get me wrong. I do drink but not to excess, not just to get drunk. kim Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:02:12 EST