WENWIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WENWIN WENWIN'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/ The pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056789 This is getting passed around and is an excellent reminder for each of us every day! <BR> <BR> I copied this from JAZZEJR's blog from today. She re-blogged it from June 30 2012, when she got it from BBONET who got it from Musolf6, who got it from... <BR> <BR> Saturday, June 30, 2012 <BR> Taken from BBonet's blog <BR> <BR> Please respond that you want your name added to the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledg... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:48:12 EST Fall already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cffd1a6d-781e-49f4-b925-0a7c6b2cd765.jpg"> <BR> How did it get here already? I say this every year. However, there are ways that this year is decidely different from the past over 20 years. For one, I am leaving in a new home, new to me at least. It is somewhat in the woods and while there are leaves the yard area is much smaller than the previous house so my leaf raking will be minimal from before. Yay! <BR> This house is much larger so ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 10:36:36 EST The tough time of the year and it's time to get tough. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879892 So this is always the roughest time of the year for me since ages ago when my kids were still around. Then I didn't have time to think about it. So, this is a timeframe I have talked about before so I won't say too much except that it is not only nasty and cold outside but way too quiet inside even on the weekends since my husband deals with taxes this time of year. <BR> Anyway, I have been trying to focus my energy into some exercises; loving the power walking on Youtube with Leslie Sanson... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:39:45 EST Missing my Challenge team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714313 Looking forward to that next Challenge. It certainly does help me stay on track better than not being on it!! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:17:14 EST Reaching the finish line http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708101 No, I am not running a race nor have I gotten to where I want to be weight or health wise. I am talking about singing up a storm and learning Bach's Mass in B Minor. Today we finally perform it and although I do not have every single note down in those long runs, musical runs that is, I do feel that I have really given it a lot of time and effort. <BR> <BR> Many times I just thought I would skip going to practice...this stuff was just too hard for someone like me. I have a decent voice ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 13:07:31 EST Cleaning and singing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706674 Yes. <BR> <BR> That was my day yesterday. An hour drive to help my daughter by cleaning while she packed followed by a choral section practice from 4-6:15pm and then a quick dinner at home to leave for church choir practice from 7:15-9pm. I was more than a bit tired but I certainly felt good having burned a lot of calories and getting some much needed practice prior to Sunday's performance. <BR> <BR> I am off there again today to clean the over...oh yeah... then the fridge!!! Yes, I am ... Fri, 30 May 2014 09:55:57 EST A time for change, again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705232 So I am having mixed emotions at the moment as my youngest daughter is getting ready for yet another move. She has been living within an hour and a half from me but will be over 4 hours away by next week. <em>24</em> But, she is doing well and has a great guy in her life so I do feel good about that. <BR> <BR> I guess I am just being a little bit jealous as she will be so close to her future in-laws, which is the case with my oldest daughter too. Oh well, change is one thing we can ... Wed, 28 May 2014 12:43:40 EST My brain on movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704286 With so many schools around the USA now either eliminating or reducing the amount of time for gym it should be noted that our bodies are truly complete units. It has been shown now in a variety of studies that exercise, in particular aerobic exercise, can assist in learning and memory. Let's not only exercise ourselves but also give our children the chance to get some good moves in prior to tackling that homework, especially if your school district is one that believe reducing gym time and ... Tue, 27 May 2014 10:52:38 EST Glad for this Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702596 Wow....I see I haven't blogged since November!! <BR> I am waiting to have some homemade pancakes my husband is working hard on in honor of my daughter and her husband visiting. I will do my best to stay within my calorie range but it will be tough! Sun, 25 May 2014 07:24:56 EST Eating my feeelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539819 So I have been so blessed to have gotten away so much these past couple months but now I can not seem to get back into good habits that I did so well at this summer. I am trying to figure it out. <BR> Am I feeling lonely? Is it because it is cold and there is more darkness? Perhaps a combination of those things. It is times like these that I actually think having an 8-5 job would help me stay focused and have more balance. I love having the freedom of my real estate job most of the tim... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:55:33 EST Hey there Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501115 Wow. Here we are in October already. How did that happen??? <BR> OK, I probably think that almost every time Fall arrives as I just like Summer to go on and on. That being said, I love seeing the beautiful fall colors, taking walks among the trees and seeing mums in all their glory. I just am not that crazy about what comes after Fall in this northeast. <BR> Still, we did enjoy some beautiful sights and weather as my husband, daughter and her boyfriend and I toured the Finger Lakes this p... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:01:23 EST Active weekend and blisters to prove it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465949 <em>312</em> <BR> So yesterday I did my first race...ever. OK, so it was only a 3K but it was a race. I actually got a medal for third place!! My runner hubby almost cried. Now, that being said, I still walked a few times so I consider myself pretty lucky for getting a medal. The more serious runners were doing the 5K or the 10K, which my husband did and got second in his age group,(see what I am dealing with here!). Anyway, at least now I understand the feeling one has afterwards an... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:35:29 EST Me singing...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434020 OK. <BR> I have no idea if this will work but my husband' boss took a short clip on his iPhone of me singing at my daughter's wedding. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> More important than that though, is how I felt which was proud of my daughter and her husband to be and of myself that I had gotten to a place where I felt I looked good. So I hope this link works but if not...it's all good <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I deleted the link as it came up forbidden...spared you all a lot of Ave Maria <em>24... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:57:12 EST It was wonderful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430484 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1150653870.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, the wedding was quite the success. My solo went well and I didn't break down crying, which was a concern. The girls and guys all looked amazing and our deacon, as usual, did a wonderful job personalizing the ceremony. I am actually tearing up just thinking about it. <BR> <BR> My biggest problem was the top of my strapless dress which didn't quite set the way it should and I had to keep adjusting it all ni... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:53:59 EST The time it does fly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422685 It is hard for me to believe that the wedding we all have been working towards and planning for is over. It was amazing and fun and there was not enough time to visit with everyone. I felt unbelievably blessed when I watched them do their vows and her husband to be was crying. Her cousins did a wonderful job singing. I got through singing the Ave Maria and my most wonderful musical friend said it was the best I had done. <BR> Can you tell I am still beaming inside? Yes, it all was worth... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:23:34 EST I really did it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412103 So I am excited to have hit my 5% goal after participating in a number of Sparkpeople challenge team Challenges!! Of course I do have my daughter's wedding next weekend so that was a good motivator but the nice weather is a big help as well. Actually I am supposed to be outdoors walking/jogging right now <em>211</em> . But if I don't do this now I will be involved in wedding stuff that needs to be tackled. <BR> My next 5% will be in 8 weeks...that's great but I did state that I will be t... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 07:06:46 EST The past...the future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409326 Today's visualization video scared me. I truly became a bit anxious. What will I be doing 10 years from now? Who will be in my life? Where will I be? <BR> Now, why this makes me nervous I can't really say except that time really does have a way of moving along faster than we really think. I am already dealing with arthritis in my hands and aching knees...no more bouncing up from the floor as I used to do. Maybe that is why I feel a bit unnerved. But, I also know that there is no time l... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 07:37:03 EST What can I say??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400488 So this afternoon we had a doozie of a storm,(do people even say that anymore?) <BR> There was thunder and lightening and even some hail thrashing against the house. Then I lost power. Well the most logical thing to do is read and nibble, and nibble and nibble... You get the point! <BR> I had made a great casserole, sweet potato with quinoa and black beans, but with no power I had to let it sit outside the fridge since I didn't know how long the power would be off. Late afternoon eating... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:55:37 EST A work out I didn't want http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398040 On Thursday I went to my choir picnic and wound up having a bit too much wine. Ugh. As I am really watching my calorie intake I should have had more food when indulging in any alcohol but indulging at all was not a good idea. <BR> Yesterday I was far from feeling good but I had to get to the office as I was the only one there. I was relieved when I got to leave. Later in the day I had to show a couple houses and about 5:15 upon my return home I heard water running...hard! I discovered a ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 07:54:49 EST About that Bounce... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382156 OK. <BR> So I did a really bad explanation of the "bounce". What I was trying to express was that the night before I wrote that I had all the good intentions of working out but I had absolutely no energy so I felt like I didn't do what I was really supposed to then. <BR> Thus...I was blogging about "bouncing back" from what I felt was a negative to a positive. Wish it was more interesting than that <em>24</em> . <BR> <BR> Thank you...thank you...to all that commented. If I didn't get b... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:44:40 EST The Bounce effect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381098 Yesterday was a dark and rainy day. I had some jobs to get done late the night before since my daughter's bridal shower is tomorrow <em>30</em> , so I had to put off paperwork I needed to get done before a morning appointment. So I got in a few minutes of weight-lifting at least. <BR> Until about 3:00 I was keeping busy and had had a good sized lunch but by that time I was really hungry and stuck in our office at the mall. Well, I was able to get out and head to the food court...what a ... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 06:49:42 EST National Running Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378801 I ran...sort of...Today:) <BR> <BR> I didn't even know it was National Running Day. Did you? Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:23:57 EST Making the commitment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375560 I am not really scared of commitment but I do tend to shy away from most. What if I don't do it? Will I get discouraged and just give up? Isn't it easier to not make a commitment because then well, I can't fail! <BR> Still, part of living a better and stronger life is being willing to take the scary things in life and work through them. Instead of feeling like I will be a failure, I will be able to say I tried and next time I will get it right. And really, this is not a dress rehearsal..... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:23:59 EST I think I will try it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370047 One of the things I love about this site is that I find new and fun things to add to my exercise routine. Well, I don't really have a routine yet actually. <BR> I think today is a good Bollywood day. Sounds like fun. Tue, 28 May 2013 07:34:08 EST So what is the goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365323 OK...so this should be an easy one! Of course I would love to shed the pounds and be comfortable and looking good in just about anything. Still, when asked to write down exactly my goal it really does get tougher. <BR> I mean, do I want to run a race and survive? Do I want to be able to keep up if I went on a trip that included a lot of walking and climbing? This makes it tough for this "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of girl. <BR> <BR> Still, I saw a quote the other day that spoke to... Thu, 23 May 2013 07:06:27 EST Week One is complete and so... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362866 I started the Spark Solution and while I have not followed the meal plan completely I have enjoyed several of the recipes and tried a few new things. <BR> • What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program? <BR> <BR> • Have you seen or felt any results in this first week? So, I feel thinner. Yay. My pants are just a bit looser feeling. The scales haven't shown but a pound difference but I feel it. <BR> <BR> • What do you like the most about the program? I love all the inspiration... Mon, 20 May 2013 22:38:53 EST To run...haha... or not to run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357168 OK. I am NOT a runner. My husband is and has a wall of medals to prove it. He is skinny as a rail and is very dedicated to getting out by 5:30 almost every day to run. <BR> Me...well, there is a reason I am here on SparkPeople. I found myself in a position last year that was so embarrassing and I can't rewind that tape. <BR> I was in Grenada with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. There is a very pretty waterfall that they thought we should see while on the island. My daughter said... Wed, 15 May 2013 08:57:19 EST Being over 50... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354783 So I have started reading the Spark Solution and was all excited to find out how I was going to be able to drop 2 pounds a week, that amount being due to the fact that my daughter's wedding is fast approaching and I did an excellent job of procrastinating on my weight loss. Anyway, I get to a part in the book where it states that certain reasons may change what we could possibly lose a week. Yep, you guessed it...one of them was being a woman over 50! Ugh. I wish I hadn't read that. <BR> ... Mon, 13 May 2013 07:43:41 EST Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340322 So today on Spark Coach, Chef Meg, who is a marathoner BTW, talked about how to shop in a healthy way. Now, I really did already know that shopping for your groceries on the perimeter of the store is the way to go...I just don't always do that. Unfortunately I can be a sucker for the 2 for 1 items. "Oh look...Lay's chips are buy one get one free!" That's where I seem to have the most trouble <em>20</em> . I have to figure out that it is NOT a good deal when most of those chips will win... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:25:43 EST I did it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334477 <em>305</em> <BR> I ordered the new book and am embarking on SparkCoach hoping it is one more step toward achieving a new life pattern. <BR> I will let you know how it goes... <BR> <BR> AAAAAAnd....she's off!! <em>249</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:42:34 EST A little real estate rant... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320974 Why oh why do people think that real estate professionals can create the perfect price for their house??? <BR> I happened to go to a person's mother's house to look it over on a "casual" basis to see what needs to be done to get it sold. She asked what it might be priced at as well and I gave a range. Now, this happens to be my job but I guess what she was REALLY looking for was for someone to confirm the previous listing price that it didn't sell for the last time! <BR> So here it is so... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:00:20 EST Briefly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296968 Once again I was awake long before I wanted to be. Trying as I might to fall back asleep the tingling and cold feeling that had taken over my right hand would not let me. I got up and walked around. I logged into Sparkpeople and spun the wheel. I eventually regained a more normal feeling in my hand and caught a bit more sleep. I have so much painting to do today so I will do a bit of stationary cycling and get to work, hopefully my hand will cooperate. <BR> Looks like I will have to make ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:22:06 EST And research says... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279130 I am finding it true that when one is tired one is more likely to desire things high in carbohydrates. I went to bed around 10:30 last night but was wide awake for some time. I don't know exactly how much because if I look at the clock I tend to over think the whole thing. <BR> Anyway, for some unknown reason I was awake at 4:10 am...yes, I did look at the clock this time. I waited to see if I would fall back asleep but to no avail and was raring to go at 5am. This is very unlike me! We... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:30:30 EST New habits may not be new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275426 Well, after giving up on the awful, and not very smart, 8 hour thing, I went a little nuts with the late night eating. Ugh. I am back on track and even though I was hungry after our ballroom dancing class, I did not snack. That voice in my head said to go and get something but luckily I did not listen. <BR> My healthy habit for today is to really watch every bite that goes in my mouth and while I will not be counting calories, I will be careful. Having a breakfast at the office today so I... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 07:00:42 EST Busy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271374 I should start out saying that while some of my fellow Sparkers get more moves in on a Sunday I don't. My husband is nice enough to make breakfast and then I head to church. <BR> Today after I got home, we practiced our ballroom dancing; I can't say that was too much exercise but at least I was on my feet. <em>20</em> . Then I had some lunch and back out the door to show houses a few towns away. In a couple minutes I will be working on dinner as I have choral practice at 6pm until 8:30.... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 16:24:30 EST The Eight Hour diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269959 Well, my daughter has been doing the diet in my title and has found some success with it. I decided I would give it a try as well. It was a lot of misery in the morning as I struggled to not eat until after 10am as we don't have dinner on the early side and I had to stay within that timeframe. It was painful but I usually exercised and tried to stay busy to not think about being hungry. It helped that the challenge for this week for our 5% Challenge was to drink water since I also did a l... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:50:47 EST That little dress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256315 OK, so this short blog is just to say that this is sadly not about me fitting in a little dress but rather having tried on about 20 of them this past weekend. With my daughter getting married later this year I finally had to bite the bullet and try on dresses for the special day. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l236261209.jpg"> <BR> Just an example. <BR> I did not want one of those dowdy long mother of the bride dresses that,sorry to all that this might apply to, make one l... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:36:05 EST Family excitement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902200 On Saturday my husband and I took a road trip south a bit to visit a car show and see some sites. All this time, and much before I found out, that he had been keeping a very big secret from me. He also knew that in the course of the day this would be revealed but I didn't have a clue! <BR> As we had just arrived at home my cellphone rang and I didn't get to it in time and immediately my husband's phone rang. I knew it was my oldest daughter by the ring and as her boyfriend had taken her on... Tue, 29 May 2012 07:18:14 EST Baby steps are better than no steps... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886817 <em>183</em> <BR> So I am certainly no baby and getting further from that every day; but I certainly have been a baby about my journey into healthy living since my surgery. I know I am more than strong enough just to do some walks and other exercises but here's the thing...I don't like going back to where I was before and feeling like I am starting over! So this is me being a baby and internally whining. <BR> Seriously, I am only hurting myself and I am not happy about it. <BR> So I have ... Fri, 18 May 2012 07:51:02 EST On the mend, the "ember" stage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856087 Well you all know that you need a little ember before you get an actual Spark and that is about the point I am at now the 5th day after surgery. I can get started walking and just can't be lifting anything yet. I would love to be part of the Spring Fitness Challenge but I think even working out with bands is out of the question for a bit. <BR> I am starting to get bored and ready to tackle some projects...liking cleaning so I know I am feeling pretty good. Mornings tend to be better all ar... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:56:49 EST Feeling alone...doesn't last forever. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844235 Many thanks to all of you who responded to my blog today. Every single comment and cute picture was taken to heart. Nothing better than to hear from you and to smile. <BR> I will be spending one night after my surgery and will be home on Tuesday. <BR> Have blessed weekend one and all! <BR> <em>304</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:39:00 EST Feeling alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843669 So there is a distinct part of me that doesn't want to even write this blog but I needed to vent somewhere so here it is. Actually I think of venting as being rather a ranting of sorts and that's not what I am doing here. <BR> I am going to have surgery on Monday. Although this is nothing on the "family" calendar I had changed this date from a date in March due to my husband's busy schedule during tax season and because he had truly ranted that my previous date just would not work since he ... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:01:19 EST Re-charge and re-boot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803570 I got back yesterday from a week long girlfriend vacation. These are quite different than when one goes on a family vacation of course. There are more books that get read, more quiet walks, more laughs and a lot of good memories shared. There is just something about being with old friends that remind you of who you are, who you want to be thought of and where you stand as a friend. Now I can't say this journey had anything to do with weight loss but I give a big high five to those who go ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 06:41:31 EST I need to make a plan or I'm in trouble. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789740 <em>24</em> So I have spent the day doing all the little and not so little things that need to be done as I am taking off for a week away. A girls' week away...no guys allowed. <em>20</em> I am pretty good at procrastinating but I think I am just about ready to go except for getting some food in the cooler and all the hygiene/beauty stuff. I don't have to worry about dressing up, it's not that kind of trip and I carry twice the "products" of my friends put together! BUT, I really have t... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:38:47 EST Life has it's ups and downs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788094 But let's be serious. Of course I was upset that I was up a pound. At least my BMI dropped a bit so I will have to go with two things. One day I was a moody witch and overate but I am also building some muscle. So in the scope of world events or people who are sick who certainly don't deserve it...that is a big nothing. I have now had the day to think about how things played out. I got to ride in a red Lexus convertible with the top down. I celebrated the redesign of our office with a m... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:51:53 EST Whether the weather... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785815 It is just so lovely today! Even here in upstate NY I could just be relaxing on the patio at this point. I absolutely love it. I "finally" got outside and took a 45 minute walk and man, I am feeling it! It really is different walking outside then doing the treadmill and all you outdoor walkers just have to be smiling at that one as you nod your head in a knowledgeable way! <BR> I still have to go and get some groceries but as I don't really have a list prepped I think that might make it ... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:27:23 EST This Brahms is no lullaby. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781171 <em>335</em> So tomorrow is our Chorus concert with the local orchestra. May I say that the Brahm's Requiem is a killer for singers. Is it awesome in conjunction with the orchestra? Yes. But it is literally close to 70 minutes of non-stop singing. When I first heard of that I wasn't sure I wanted to do it. For those of you who sing or know music you will understand the pain involved with older voices singing high A after high A. Y-ouch. We were all instructed to go home and not talk... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:26:23 EST Reading to first graders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779074 Well this is short. I just couldn't leave up a blog about sunspots! By the way, does anyone know if that's done? <BR> I have to move along to go and read to some first graders very soon. A full 30 minutes of reading which is also a nice break for the teacher. In case you didn't know the month of March is Literacy Month. I am doing this through our Rotary club but if you have a short person, or even big, pick up a funny book this month and read to them. I think you will both enjoy it. <... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 11:43:31 EST Solar sunspots...that's gotta be the reason! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4776234 So tonight we are supposed to have a major solar storm. No big deal right? Well it must be because major airlines are changing their flights due to it. No telling what instruments may be effected. Now I know nothing about what it may do but I am unplugging my computer and other devices before bed. Not the treadmill though...if it goes nuts I look forward to getting a new one! This one is so old my in-laws used it and God Bless...they are long gone now. But no complaints since I got it f... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 19:52:34 EST Too tired=too much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770155 I have heard it said that very often we overeat when we feel tired or even exhausted. So it's a really bad excuse but maybe I will claim it anyway. Yesterday was a really long day at the "office" which is usually my vehicle. Part of it was getting lost and another was the stress of realizing I couldn't find my business key knowing I had another appointment in less than 1 hour and I could not do it without that key. Fortunately it had fallen out of my pocket and my fellow associate found i... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 14:19:48 EST