WHITEANGEL4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WHITEANGEL4 WHITEANGEL4'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/ OFF TO THE MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205709 We are on our way to the market today. It is going to be another hot one. We have so much going on. We are preparing to move, packing, waiting on the closing Date so we can clean and paint before we move all into the house Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:11:12 EST HUBBY WORKING TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205327 I have been cleaning and packing some things. I am off to take a shower and head out to farmers market, and I have decided to treat myself to a small Cobb salad at a local deli. I just feel like all the lettuce and the toppings will hit the spot for me. We are having a couple of hot dogs on the grill with some beans and slaw when he gets in from work Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:14:52 EST A GREAT FRIDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204849 Got up early to get a lot done. I had a quick break safest of Greek yogurt with 5 strawberries and some green tea. Made extra tea and I am sipping on it ices with fresh lemon as I work. I am amazed at the things I am finding that I packed away years ago and now they each have a place either going with us, donation, garage sale or trash. Some I have a good laugh abour, some bring back great memories, etc. I have moved through a lot today Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:26:45 EST LONG DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204524 Well got up early this morning and took Miss Coco for her spa day. I brought her home and found the street blocked off by the police department. Apparently something was going on in a house on our block. My driveway and yard were blocked. I parked at a friends down the street and walked up with Coco. I decided if I could not get her into,our house she would have to,go,ro,a,two,hour class with me. They asked me who I was and I had to,Show ID but they let me take her into the house. I we... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:41:24 EST A ME DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203794 I am taking the day for me. I have been working on things, tossing, packing and getting things ready. Miss Coco is cooling it beside me. She has even drifted off and snored real softly. She was happy to,share my cottage cheese this morning. I will have to get back into the real world when Hubby gets home. I am not in n the mood for the chicken I have in the fridge formdinner, but I get that will be it. I have some veggies to fix with it. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:48:01 EST WORKING ON THINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203076 Well I am trying to get organized to move when we close on the house. We have decided to eat entirely from our freezer and pantry until we move. This will make less to move when we close. We ate talking to someone that wants our home and we are coming to terms on this. They have worked on our home and they know the things that need to be done. Hubby told me he was going tomdo,some things and I told him no. One I gave been asking him to do for a year. I said you could not find time whil... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:22:39 EST HAVE LOTS OF ERRANDS FOR MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202487 I am making my normal Monday rounds and there are several more added today. I will be working on my shops, getting some staples for my weekly menu. Getting my sister's birthday off to her. We went into the freezer last evening and play need the weeks menu. We decided to eat as much om there before we move so there will be less to worry with. I am making a small pork roast this evening with some veggies. I think tomorrow we are cooking the ribeyes in the freezer. It is a large on, nice ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:32:42 EST MARKET DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202081 We opened at the market today. It was just too hot and humid. Just walking around our area my hair was dropping water. It was running down into my eyes, down ,my backbone and ye waistband of my pants was just wet through and through. We had plans to pull out and move a lot today, but we realized it was just too humid. Hubby and I both were actually I'll from the heat. We stayed until the crowd died and then we closed up. We did not get the things moved we had planned so we could not s... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:33:32 EST BUSY SATURDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201440 Hubby is working and I am going through old files spreading outdated paperwork and keeping what we need to take with us when mo ve. I think I still have all the paperwork on everything we ever purchased. This Wil cut that down a lot only current info in file. Shreading bank statements from years ago, keeping only 4 years worth. <BR> <BR> Colored mu hair, Coco and I shared a breakfast of yogurt, mine had nuts and blueberries along with green tea Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:30:48 EST PACK ING DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201182 Well I am packing things as I go. I work in an area. Packing what we will use in our new home. I took 3 bags to Goodwill,today. I have filled the trash bin with things we will not use and not good enough to donote. Hubby is working on his little areas and he tots out a trash bag every couple of days. We do not want to move anything we do not need Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:58:46 EST A NEW EXPERIENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200496 Well I am into a total new experience. I guess I thought you would decide on a home and then have a closing. It is daily phone calls for minor things. Signing the preliminary paperwork was several days as w very day I got calls something else needed to be signed so we can move forward. We have home owners insurance quotes and they are all over the place for,the same coverage. I talked with our agent about each company as to reliability of each on paying etc. We have been using this agen... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:38:26 EST WORKING ON MOVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199902 I am working on things in our house so we can move into our after closing. I have 4 boxes to go to Goodwill. I have tossed a lot in the trash. I have boxes to have a garage sale. I will be on this project for a while Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:27:10 EST MAKING PROGRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199506 WELL Hubby called me at 6 to get up and get dressed. We took his truck to have the gas tank door replaced as it broke 2 weeks,ago. They did it while we waited. They had the part received and painted to match I was only about an hour but they had stated up to 4. Off we went for Hubby to get a report he needed to pick up. The across town to the bank as they had missed something we needed to sign and Hubby got the money to pay the home inspector. We went by the paint store to pick up chart... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:45:25 EST DAY WITH HUBBY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198409 We opened the market today and we stayed until,a little after 3. The traffic was really low as it was so,hot. We finally closed and the temp,was 100 not taking in the index. Hubby wanted to get something to eat n the way home which we did.,,we came home and Miss Coco wanted to go outside., we sat out with her for a while and a neighbor came talk with us. She loves to be outside but only if we sit out with her. Yesterday Hubby was cutting the grass and his mower quite with a square of abo... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:48:15 EST WORKING ON MOVING. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197593 I got two small boxes packed up, four trash bags, and two bags for,Goodwill. We are not planning on moving anything we do not need. We have been here for,36 years so there is much to go thru and make serious decisions Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:42:06 EST WORKING ON MOVING. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197592 I got two small boxes packed up, four trash bags, and two bags for,Goodwill. We are not planning on moving anything we do not need. We have been here for,36 years so there is much to go thru and make serious decisions Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:42:04 EST AT THE WAITING STAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196965 We have done everything I think we are suppose to do, signed preliminary papers, set up,home inspection, getting quotes on home insurance, made our preliminary deposit. So now we wait for the title co m pay etc before we close. Our agent has been a jewel. As we had never gone out to look and purchase we had so many questions. She was so patience with us. She would meet us with up to six to look at one day. We did this four times. I feel that we made our selection based on what was out ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 11:28:58 EST NEW TO ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196552 Well I did not know there was so much in purchasing a home. I have run around getting things done. Wiring the deposit checking on insurance, etc. We had to give bank last paychecks and Ira info from this last month to make sure have not moved our funds. The inspection is set for Tuesday and I guess the closing will follow Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:31:47 EST WOO HOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195880 They accepted our offer on the house. Now we have so much to do. First the inspection to ,make sure all is right, then go through the w hole process. Looking forward to it Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:24:24 EST OFF ON MY ERRANDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195167 Well as yesterday was a holiday, I did not do my usual Monday routine so I am setting out to run today's errands and the Monday ones. I usually check out, clean shuffle and restock my stores on Monday. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:38:16 EST HOUSE UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194764 Well there is some one else interested in the house we want. We upped our money on it today and offered a high good faith deposit. We just have to,sit back and wait. The other bid is under consideration, but not accepted.m we are offering the asking price and the closing cost and will still save a large amount on any other home in the area. The one near it is smaller and about 50000 more. So we have our fingers crossed. Our agent said the broker does not have to give our proposal,to the... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 17:57:18 EST WEEKEND AT MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194320 We worked at the Market. Yesterday we were going through some boxes and getting things m out to price and sale. It was so,hot and humid we both got sick. ,we came home showered and took a nap . We were planning on doing the same today , but we did not do as much moving of large items. We sat quietly and we had a number of customers we did price a number of things for my stores. I will take them in Tuesday Sun, 3 Jul 2016 21:41:41 EST KEEP YOUR FINGER CROSSED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193855 The house that we wanted came back on the market and we put in a contract. We understand another contract is in and we do not know what they offered. We are keeping our fingers crossed as it is a great buy and perfect for us. We are talking about the things we want in the house. We have lives in our home for,36 years and we agree there is lot we do not want or need. I have been tossing for a couple of months and wondering why we kept some things. We are holding on to our old home so whe... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 23:29:29 EST LOOK ING FORWARD TO WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192940 I am looking forward to t he weekend. Hubby and I will be just hanging around doing our thing. We are planning a one day trip to eat at a special place. If the weather allows we are cooking out but all can be transferred to the stove if stormy. I have been experimenting with new cooking idea. I make new things from leftovers and all but one was goof. One was okay but will not do again. Tonight I have leftover garlic noodles from Chineese. I am going to stay fry shrimp and add and toss... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:22:38 EST BLUE CAME UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192067 We decided to put a contract on the home Hubby liked. Well our agent was doing this when the listing was pulled. Another contract had been entered about 20 minutes before. Well, we are looking some more as my first choice is not one my Hubby liked that much. We are going to look at it again and then at a couple of new ones that have come up. He is still excited about moving and we have talked about what will go to,our new home and what will not. I have trashed quite a bit in the last co... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:19:55 EST NEW HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191280 Well we have looked at a number of homes and I think we are set unless something comes up out of the blue. It is well built and seems right for us. It is Hubby's first choice. He is the one that makes sure the structural things are good,.I am the one that goes for the over all look of things. Of course we will paint the colors we want in the home. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:11:18 EST NEW BEDDING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190815 We are giving our wolf's a new mattress for our new home. Went and looked this afternoon and Hubby found 2 hat he liked. It is expensive, but we are only going around one time and we have made up our mind to have what we want. We have worked for years invested, etc so we need to enjoy what we have done. We do not have children so what ever we leave is going to some family members so we are going to spend some and leave enough for us to be comfortable. We are looking forward to having Hub... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:27:33 EST DAY AT MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190189 Well we spent the day at market. We got a lot done. It was cooler today as we work up to rain and it quit and rained a couple of hours later. It was over chased so it did not get as hot today Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:47:14 EST HOME HUNTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189645 We looked at about 8 houses today. Wednesday we looked at 4 and we have narrowed it down to 3. Tuesday I look at 2 more. We are deciding between the final price on each. The best buy looks like it is going to be then one with the most footage, but it has the smallest back yard. We want enough room to have privacy. I am looking at one on Tuesday that has more yard space which is one of the thing we want Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:51:31 EST LOOK ING FORWARD TO TOMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189096 Hubby is off tomorrow so,he called the real estate agent and we are seeing 4 houses tomorrow morning. I am getting excited about it. Asked Hubby if he is ready to make this commitment and he is excited about it. We purchased our little bungalow 36 years ago when we were living paycheck to paycheck (HOP ING WE COULD MAKE IT TO THE NEXT ONE). We have had it pay for for a good number of years but we need to,get out of the area. Well we will be embarking on a new adventure. A mortgage. I a... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:14:25 EST HUBBY BACK TO WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188360 Well pie is back to normal. Hubby went back to,work today so my routine is back on schedule. I went and checked on my stores today we have a full weekend scheduled so I will be looking at houses and hopefully making a decision next week. We are anxious to get things moving. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:58:11 EST FINDING A HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187773 Well we met with the real estate agent today and we went to see tow homes. The first on our list went under contract yesterday so it was our. We went to one and liked a lot about it. The second we loved the area but the house was not up to pay and more money than the first. There are two more we are really interested in and I will see them the first of the of the week. Hubby said he trusted my selection. Of course, I will not make a decision without him looking at them himself. He state... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:05:22 EST HOUSE SHOPPING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187193 Well Hubby is off work due to his seriously infected sinus. He started his mess yesterday and wanted to go look at a couple of houses today. We drove around to the list we had and eliminated about 75%, due to the location, the size of the property etc. We have narrowed it down to about 8. Two we were interested in we called the agent and they are both under contract. We are meeting with her in the morning and seeing some of the ones we liked. We do not like the subdivision were the hous... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:56:56 EST HUBBY SICK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186402 Well Hubby came home from work early and I took him to,the doctor. He has a bad sinus infection so he is on some medication and will,not give back to work until Thursday. I had having him home sick. This big man becomes a total baby. I sent Miss Coco in to rest with him. She will snuggle close and every time he moves she will just start occupying him with her demands for attention. Hopefully the first of the medication will,start knocking this out so he will be in a better mood tomorrow... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:04:20 EST BACK HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185970 Well we are home. Spent 4 days at his parents. Hubby wanted to,take is Dad out for dinner. HIS mom did not want anything we suggested. I finally looked at her and said well this is his decision., if you don't want a steak do not order one. She finally stopped complaining. We went to a fish house that has really good catfish. After 35 years of her controlling, maneuvering and running everything I have had it. She does not like anything, nothing pleases her and she is always right. I ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:59:23 EST PLANNING FOR TRIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183566 Well this morning I took Coco to the groomers to,stay whole,we are at Hubby's moms. I took her food and her fish oil. She will stay there until Monday. At least she will have a good time. This is her second home and when the groomer's,husband comes home he gets in his recliner and naps for a few minutes. ,it is her duty to help,him just like she helps Hubby nap when he gets home. Also,she is on a take out diet as they take her to the drive thru and get her her own breakfast. Of course, ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:11:28 EST RUNNING, PLANNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182589 Well we are going to Hunt ' s mom's this Thurdsay. I have so much running to do. I have to check on my shops today and get some more food for Coco. I will be taking her over tomorrow morning for boarding. I got my car served yesterday so that is done. Hubby and I will pack when he gets in on Wednesday. We do not do it in front of Coco as she wants to,he with us and his mom ,ages us all miserable if she is there. She is constantly complain if she drinks water etc. We only take her if i... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:55:16 EST HOT HUMID AND RAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181912 Well we are having another hot and humid day. We have rains coming in this afternoon. I have to get on my way and have my oil changed before we go out of town. Better get on the road Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:36:04 EST MUSIC IN THE PARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181694 Saturday afternoon we drove to,St Mary's to met friends for dinner and then to the park on the river for a two hour music event. We met some new people and ran into other people we know from there and from our area. The music,was great. It had been so hot that earlier in the day I was running errands a stepped out of the bank and literally got sick,when I hit the heat. I sat in the car with A on until I recover and then continued on. I was worried about the heat that evening, but we had ... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:29:03 EST ROOM FOR SISTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180937 They are getting my sister into a room today. Her daughters are taking turns staying withnher. The doctor wants her to go to a rehab center for the therapy and exercise she needs to get back in top,shape. I have nit talked to her yet but I am sure that is not to her liking, but she needs to be where the trained people can get her in shape to,go,home. They have one in walking distance of her daughters house and they are hoping there will be room for,her there. That way she can see her poo... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:36:56 EST KEEP ING IN TOUCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180394 I am keeping in touch with my nieces about my sister. She must be feeling better as she is complaining about everything. Of course, she cannot do anything, they do not have a room outside the ICU for her yet, she is not getting solid food and she wants a bath or shower. I know she is bored as she is helpless at this point. I hope she will remember how our mom would do when she would try to do things for her. She gave my sister such a hard time about everything as it was not when she want... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:53:16 EST UPDATE ON SISTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179959 My sister is doing very good after her surgery. She is in a room and out of ICU. They gave her walking and are feeding her liquids to get her stomach working again. I can just see her when she can eat. She enjoys eating and is not one to miss a meal. She does eat responsibly but just does not like going too long without a meal. She loves salads and eats a,lot of them. My father also loved salads. I can usually takes them or leave them, but lately I have been wanting salads a lot. I o... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 23:16:41 EST A LONG DAY FOR ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179324 My sister had an arterial ram yesterday and she went in for heart surgery today. As she is in another state, etc, I could not n be there. Her daughters are with her and it was 6 hours surgery and then 2 more hours before being admitted to ICU. My nieces have been texting me all,day with what is going on. Hubby and I have discussed it. She is going to my nieces for,her recovery. They both work, but their daughter is married and her husband is in training and away from home for 20 weeks.... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 22:42:37 EST STORM LEFT US http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178333 Well the center of the storm went a little north of us sparing our area. Early we had more damage from one of the frontal storms that came through our area before the eye came on shore. That part moved through our large area in about 2 hours leaving lots of water down trees some small tornadoes and high winds. When the actual eye came on land and across the state we got sols even rain for a couple of hours. I know we will be cutting the field of our small front yard probably lyrics tomorr... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:45:05 EST WAITING ON THE STORM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177538 We have been watching the storm in the gulf. It is to turn and come across the state. We will be in the path at this point. Hopeful it will not be anything other than a tropical depression and blow out mostly before it gets this far. I was planning on going to view a couple of houses today but have put that off until this passes. Miss Coco and I are just cooling it for now Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:21:11 EST A HOT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177196 We were at market today and it was just too hot. It was humid and both Hubby and I felt the heat. We just did not want to do the things we needed to,do. We did have a few sales and then their were no people walking around so we began to close up. About that time the rains came so we waited until the hard part of the storm had passed., this made the heat even worse after the rain We came home and we both took a nap as it was so miserable, it looks like the storm in the Gulf may come acros... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 22:22:12 EST HUBBY WORKING AND ME CLEANING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176315 Well Hubby is working and I am at home cleaning out things. We have not found our new home yet but we have been here for 36 years so there is so much that has accumulated over the year that we will not be moving, I am going through and tossing out everything that we will not be taking or selling. I am amazed at some of the things I am coming across and wonder why I ever stuck them back to keep. Okay I will remember this and that and still do not have a reason for keeping Sat, 4 Jun 2016 10:54:42 EST HUBBY AND I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176075 Hubby and I sat outside to enjoy the evening. We cooked some smoked chops,on the grill.. we sat and just enjoyed the time and the conversation,. We really open m up and talk to,each other when we are outside as we are not interested with tv etc. Just us tqlking Fri, 3 Jun 2016 22:55:45 EST COCO ' S DAY OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175385 Well took Miss Coco for her spa date today. While she was there I went to a store nearby and I found 2 pair of Capri pants that will fit me. I cannot always find slacks or pants in my size so I am always excited to find some that fit. Thu, 2 Jun 2016 21:26:30 EST COCO AND ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174404 Well Coco and I are on the move. I have a number of places to go but no stop longer than about 2 minutes. She will be able to,say in the car. As soon as I get back in and start the car, I cut the cool on her seat, she just loves that. Not often do I get to take her when m it gets hot and she loves to go. Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:34:06 EST