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/ BREAKFAST OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934788 We went out for our country ham breakfast this morning. I stuffed myself as I enjoy this so much and only get it once a year. I had the fresh biscuits and white gravy . Of course, I totally blew my count today. But as stated I only get it once a year. Tomorrow we are going to the cajan restaurant and I am hoping they have red beans and rice with sausage. . Of course I had a salad this afternoon and I will be eating oatmeal for breakfast in the morning. We are enjoying our stay with my... Tue, 26 May 2015 21:24:44 EST FAMILY LUNCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934278 We all had lunch at a local restaurant. My niece her hubby and daughter came down for the day We had a good visit. Th daughter just finished her first year as a teacher and she is enjoying the work. She was talking about the different learning cycles for the different children and that she had to adjust to make sure she reached each individual one, I am glad she is enjoying the profession that she chose Mon, 25 May 2015 23:59:10 EST LOTS OF PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933648 Well we have a full week planned for this week. We are having lunch with my niece and her hubby and daughter tomorrow. Tuesday, we are going to a place to have a country ham breakfast. We plan to go to a new Cajan restaurant on Wednesday and have a catfish dinner on Thursday. I am eating lots of salads on the other days as I know I am blowing it on these days, but I just cannot drive this far and not eat my country ham and the Tennessee catfish fried with white beans and fresh onions. Th... Sun, 24 May 2015 21:06:38 EST ARRIVED AT SISTERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933222 We arrived at my sisters this m orning , We ;left last night about 6 and got here at 8 this morning. As Hubby has b een working long hours. I do not drive well at night so he drove most of the way. We would stop every few hours and rest for 45 minutes to an hour, We are planning a full week Sat, 23 May 2015 22:06:50 EST GETTING READY FOR TRIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932235 I have been getting my things together for our trips to my sisters. I have my makeup packed and in the car. My shoes ae in there and my travel tote. All I have to do tomorrow is cet my clothes ready and pack my jammies in my suitcase. <BR> <BR> Miss Coco is going with us. I really believe she has more to pack than me. She is going to the groomer tomorrow so he will be her beautiful little self to met her aunt and cousins. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:06:33 EST A FULL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931125 I have so much to do today, but I am waiting for the storms to go through our area before I get out and run around. Now that I am semi retired, I do not go out and drive in heavy rains etc. Whatever I need to do an wait until they pass. When working I had to go regardless of the weather. Now I feel that not being on the road is comforting. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:26:17 EST OUT SHOPPING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931074 I need a couple pair of new pants for the summer. I was looking for some today but had no luck. My summer clothes have a rough time so I do not want to purchase expensive ones for my everyday wear. I have some summer dress pants but do not wear them everyday. I want a cotton or cotton blend so they willl be cool in our humid weather. <BR> <BR> Hubby came home and wanted to take my car to be home cleaned before our trip. We got there and was the last car While there a heavy storm h... Tue, 19 May 2015 23:12:11 EST GETTING READY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930091 Well we will be on vacation next week. I am getting things ready. I am getting ,y clothes together for the trip. I will get them all out and then eliminate about half of them. Hubby says I always pack more than I need which is true. This way I do not carry as much. Coco is going with us and she has never been there, We will need to pack all her things as well. We will be taking her vitamins and oils that we have her on for her hip. They seem to be working for her Mon, 18 May 2015 10:26:56 EST OFF TO MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929405 Well we got up early and went to the market. We had an early morning rush for about an hour and it just seemed to stall. It did not pick up again to late afternoon. I got a lot of things priced for my stores. I will be taking some of them on Monday as we will be going to my sisters next weekend. I have been able to work on them full time now that I am not working and the pick up in sales is showing. Sun, 17 May 2015 01:52:39 EST A NEW DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928910 Hubby and I have accepted the fact that the realtor is not going to allow us to pt a contract on the property we liked. We decided tat probably it is for the best as there must be something better waiting for us. We went by our credit union and they advised us to go a head and get a preapproval for a mortgage Loan ard so when we do find something things will be in place. We know the amount we want to spend so we can have it cleared by the time Hubby retires Sat, 16 May 2015 00:51:18 EST A LITTLE UPSET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928388 Hubby and I found some property that we re interested in. It has a sale pending, but not completed and financed. We have been trying for a week to enter a bak up proposal for the ful asking price. The agent will not return our calls. On the first contacted she told us to get it financed and get back to her. I went and assured we were financed for the price and she will not return our calls. Went to another agent to have a contract entered and she informed the other agent she did not wan... Fri, 15 May 2015 01:18:36 EST BACK ON TRACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927427 I am back on track today with my eating. Yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast. I a having chicken and fresh roasted veggie for dinner. I am planning our menu for the rest of the week and making sure it is healthy. Wed, 13 May 2015 10:06:57 EST OFF MY PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927182 Well I am off my plan for a few day. Saturday I met with my co workers for an outing and ate everything. Sunday Hubby got up early and he and Coco left the house and I was still in bed. They came back and he was carrying Coco and a dozen roses in one arm and a big cup of coffee in the other. He told me she wanted to get me a mommy day present. She was so funny as she kept sticking her little nose in the roses, <BR> <BR> Hubby asked me what I wanted to eat and I told him real hamburger... Tue, 12 May 2015 21:43:07 EST OFF I GO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924751 So much to do today. I have about 8 places on my errands today. I am planing a girls day tomorrow at a local restaurant with all the girls I worked with this [past season . <BR> <BR> Hubby and I are talking about a life style change and i wil be posting when we make a decision Fri, 8 May 2015 09:53:19 EST FULL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924557 I had a full day and I am tired. I am off to bed as I have a long day tomorrow Thu, 7 May 2015 23:56:24 EST EXTREMELY SLEEPY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923816 I got up early this morning. It is Coco's spa day. I took her over ad got myself a chicken salad sandwich . Picked her up and came home. She is always tired when she comes home and rest. I have drifted off several ties this afternoon. I was planning on pricing up a big lot of merchandise this afternoon but coud not stay awake Wed, 6 May 2015 17:29:26 EST GREAT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923387 I had a ready good day. I was getting merchandise back into my shops. while I was working I did not have time to do this. I was happy to see all my fellow sellers We all get along very well and do not cross over into someone else specialies. . I will be going by at least 2 times a week and sometimes 3 Tue, 5 May 2015 23:47:13 EST LONG DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922567 Sunday was a long day at the market. when we got there in the morning no one was there. It was noon before we made a sale. But once the ice broke we were busy and did much more than we thought we would do. I was feeling better than Saturday afternoon. As we only have one restroom in the market, I do not get to drink my allotment of water while there. They have set up Pot o near us......please that does not work for me. waiting on the big Frebreeze tanker as the weather heats up. When... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:27:26 EST A DAY OF FUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921506 Well we went to the Shrimp Festive today. We saw a lot of art work and the antique area. We visited with friends that were set up there. We left around noon and went over to a restaurant on the beach it was beautiful to sit out on the deck and watch the ocean and enjoy a drink and an appetizer. We left there and went by to look at some property we were told was going on the market We liked the looks so will be checking further into this. <BR> <BR> After getting all this done Hubby wa... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:44:37 EST GETTING PLANTING DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921006 I know I am late on getting a few things planted this year. Some things have been planted, but I am late getting my tomatoes and peppers planted. I am putting the potted ones in a different place this year where they will get a little more shade than last year. I think they really got just to much sun. They did not get any shade at all during the day. Only direct sun from sunrise to sunset. I have four varieties of heirlooms also this year. I am trying to find the black or purple ones ... Fri, 1 May 2015 21:17:15 EST PLANNING OUR WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920460 Well we really need to work the market both days this weekend, but we are going to the Shrimp Festival on Saturday morning. We get there by 8 and we are out by 1 as it becomes a zoo with so many people and you cannot get to the booths We jut take that afternoon for ourselves, Hubby and I have been a the market way too long, 15 years and we both work other jobs.. We are getting to a point, we need some time just for us as we are getting older and need decide on what we want to do in the ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:30:40 EST THIS WEEKS PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919226 Well we worked on cleaning our fridge and freezer Sunday evening. Monday Hubby fixed his meatloaf and I prepared crowder peas and Brussels sprouts to go with it. We took the filling for a chicken pie for today. Wthen we bake a whole chicken we have a meal... Hubby takes some or his lunch the next day. We debone the remainder and sometimes I will make the filling for a pot pie. This is usually enough for two pies. We will prpare one and freeze the other. All I have to do is take it out,... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:43:00 EST GREAT WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918636 We were busy with personal things this weekend. We did not open the market as we need some time to ourselves. We looked at property around as we plan to have another home in retirement. We want o live in another area, We are in such a congested area now. We found a couple of places we liked but still in a large congested area. We were out that evening in n area where a tornado had just hit. <BR> <BR> Sunday, we joined a large group of friends to celebrate our best friend's birthday. ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:32:41 EST GEETING BACK INTO MY ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917059 Well this week I am getting back into my regular routine. while I was working I did not have time to cook. So this week back into the routine. Hubby and I purchased veggies and fruits at the marker Monday evening when Hubby got home we went to the stoore for protien for the next couple of weeks. I have learned to cook in moderation just enough for our meals and enough for Hubby to take to work. We purchased boneless pork chops, chicken cutlets , a large roast and ground sirloin. We al... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:46:10 EST COCO'S SPA DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916596 Well y time is getting back to normal. Miss Coco had her spa day and I met a friend for lunch. We had a great time as I have not had time for this while I was working. Miss Coco got a much needed trim and she looks so pretty. She is all into herself when she first gets her trim. She wants to make sure everyone notices. She is definitely a diva. As the weather is pretty we sit outside for about an hour when Hubby gets home before we eat dinner. She loves this time. The feral has broug... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:52:42 EST ANOTHER DAY NOT SURE I SHOULD HAVE BEEN OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916057 Well I went to my other shop today to get back in sync. So much to do. I moved things around and found out what was going on in that market. <BR> <BR> I had so many experiences today. I pulled our of my drive to find out I had run over a kitten. I have never understood why this ferel will put her kittens under my car. I came out and saw her under the rear with two kittens. I walked around the front of my car and made lots of noise I started my car and blew the horn, moved forward real... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:29:04 EST SHOP UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915476 Well I was able to get t one of my shops today and update a lot of march dose. The lady that runs this shop is great. I had four boxes of merchandise under a table as I had no where to display it, She and a fellow vendor took the time to put this merchandise out for me as things sold. They keep my area sparkling for me. I do appreciate these people. I have known both for years and one of them had been sick and so myself and the owner keep her area up while she was recouping.. It is gre... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:32:29 EST GREAT FEELING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914862 Well I am getting back to my regular routine. Hubby had to work Saturday so I had the Market by myself that day. I was busy, ut I did not take my water. The portion that burned had the restrooms and they have put in Porto lets for us and customers to use. Forget it. Not for me. There is one restroom left in the market and it only has two stalls. I have to walk almost to the other side. We were laughing as none of us want to use the temps. We said when it gets hot we hope they have a... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:57:52 EST TIRED BODYth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913175 Well after working non stop for the season the day I was home I was exhausted. I run on up energy for the full time. I am working up to 12 hours some days. I am having to get myself back in gear for regular life. Yesterday I did not leave the house and today I took Miss Coco for her spa day, shopped and then came home. I laid down and took a nap something I do not do I told Hubby I was going to double vitamins for a week to get my body back into condition Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:43:01 EST A DAY OF REST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912412 Well my work season is over. I was at the office 12 hours yesterday. I got home about midnight. Miss Coco and I are just cooling it today. I need to catch up on a lot of things I have notdone a home. Today I am going through the magazines, keeping what I want and tossing. I will get into heavier cleaning in the next few days as that has been neglected by me for the past several months Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:47:20 EST AFTERMATH OF FIRE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911468 well after the fire at the market, we were spared and the majority of the Market opened this past weekend. We have a number of friends that were completely destroyed. We know how they feel as we lost all in the fire of 2006 at the same market. A friend texted me this morning that she has been assigned her new booths. She was also burned out in the first fire I will be spending a few afternoons helping her get set back up. As she said she is starting over on a shoestring. Another vende... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:16:28 EST MET A STRAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910868 I was ready for work this morning and going to stop and eat on the way. Went out to leave I discovered the cats were out of water. Got the hose to fill up the water dish. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a furry flash as I was hit by a flying doggie. The hose went up and I was soaked all the way thru. Even my underwear and bra were wet. I turned and reached for the dog when one of the cats ran at her and she fled. It was a beautiful red Irish setter and was well kept. I saw it was a ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:48:40 EST BETTER DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903882 Well, I had an awful day, but all is back in sinc now. My total trauma was the guy trying to get Miss Coco into his car. I was livid when I saw this and hugged her u ad ran into the house with her. I was unaware that my neighbor was watching what was going on and he was backing his truck across the road so they could not get by. There is an element in our region that snatch small animals to make them bait for dog fighting training. I have no use for these people and yes I could hurt th... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 23:24:53 EST ONE OF THOSE DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902656 I had one of those days. Nothing was going right. When i got up, I tripped over my own feet. I took my bath and washed my hair. My hair was not doing as it was suppose o and when I plugged inn my dryer, it would not work. Miss Coco wanted to go out and so I opened the door and let her run out. I grabbed my jeans and tee and followed her to find a car stopped and the passenger was calling her too him, She loves to ride and never meets a stranger. I ran to shouting ad the car sped of... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:03:10 EST WORK WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901978 Well we are getting close to the end of our season and we cannot depend on getting off on time.. I was starting to clock out as a lady ran in saying she knew I was closing but she needed help now as she is being shipped out.So I was there an extra hour today and whe I was driving around leaving a man was shaking the door like it was going to open as the light were off. I did not go back as I could not clock back in and help him. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:54:03 EST NASTY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899126 Well this was a work day for me. Got up early and it was foggy. that cleared before I left for work, but it was just nasty. Drizzle rain most of the day. It was just enough to make it miserable, but still the customers came in so that was good. I was busy most of the time. <BR> <BR> When I got home we decided to have ham sandwiches tonight. We had some fresh tomatoes and some cheddar cheese with horseradish which was really good. So we will have something different for everl day. ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:38:00 EST CHANGE IN DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898407 I was to work this morning and have Tomorrow morning off. Got a call at 6'30 that the other lady had a doctor's appointment for hr mother tomorrow and could I swap. Well yes. Her mom is in her 80's and fell a couple off weeks ago and has had a number of problems as a results I am happy to adjust. I know how I would feel if the roles were reversed. I baked a small ham, made my veggie version of potatoe salad and made a corn dish We will have some ham for sandwiches and I will make a pot... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:45:57 EST GREAT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896757 All is well. I worked today and everything was well. Hubby and I just wanted to relax when I got homme so we grilled a hamburger and then sat nd taked foor about an hour. Love this time of the yrar not too hot so we can sit outside and relax. Of course Miss Coco enjoys it as she is out with us running and playing Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:50:03 EST WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896201 I was off to work today. Got home and Hubby had heated up the pasta we got at Olive Garden last night. I had told him they had special dinners for $12.99 to eat there and one to take home I thought that was a good deal. As we both worked late it was easy to heat and eat. <BR> <BR> Of course hubby was excited about his computer. He brought it in and sat it in my lap so I could hear the sound and see the quality of the video paying. He likes to find and pay a lot of music and perfor... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:35:13 EST MY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895538 I was off work today so I just relaxed and Miss Coco and I just hung out. This is her kind of day. I bought Hubby a commputer yesterday and he took it back for the Geek Squard to install and set up. He came in and changed clothes and asked me if I was ready to go.. He wanted to pick up his computer. No nap this afternoon This lets me know he is excited about getting it. Home we came and he hooked it up His old was has been basically dead for a year, so slow and drags.. This fast a... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:05:05 EST A BUSY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894930 I had to take my car in for an oil change. Saturday my car was a quart low. I have not had the car a year and I have no intention of spending a fortune on oil. I talked to the service manager yesterday and he informed me that was normal. I think not Asked Hubby to look up on internet for anything on my car and the engine I have always done this on my cars and have an idea of what is normal and if anything is off and inherent to the auto. <BR> <BR> I pulled into the Quick Lube lane... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:12:49 EST SO MUCH FOR MY IDEA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891984 I had planned to work less this year, but for some reason I am still working a lot of hours. Not really as many, but still taking a lot of my time. I am still getting home lt, getting there early. We have some new people to help with the load this year, but we are into a time when our clients require more service and attention and want someone that has been there for years. One lady was upset when a client asked her how long she had been there and she told them she was new. No we want to... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:34:58 EST SO MUCH TO DO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891437 Wll I have so much I have to get done and have so little time. I am to work all day tomorrow. Was informed they were moving the pone gal out in the office so I could attend an all day meeting in the back. She will greet clients and come to get me when I am needed. I checked and have four appointments set that are time consuming. Oh well as far as I am concerned the client comes first Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:33:31 EST CITY TREE WORKERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890794 Well I again was awaken by the beep beep beep of the city tree workers. Looked out and again my street was blocked. I was scheduled to work tody but did not report until 1, I needed to leave by 10:30 so I could go for early voting, stop by the bank, and grab a salad before getting there. I walked out and into the middle of the street to see if I could get by the trucks in either direction. A worker came running down the street toward me and told me they were moving the truck to the righ... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:26:42 EST SWAPPED DAY GOOD THING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890117 I was to work today but my co worker needed to work today and be off tomorrow. No big deal with me,,,,,but at 7 am I heard all these beeping sounds going off outside. Went to the door and all these trucks were backing down our street. They are trimming the trees over power lines. About 8:30 I went out and told them I needed to get out of my drive. Was informed about 15 minutes. Okay I did not have to be at work but had a lot of errands which I switched to today. Well that 15 minutes t... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 21:15:07 EST DAY OFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889560 I had the day off.. We went to the market but first, Hubby and I went to see a lady the buys fr me. Great things this week. We had a pasta soup for lunch and split a grilled cheese sandwich. Was really good. Our neighbor grilled a ribeye for us when we got home. We discussed today what we are planning for the next few months. We want to close our space at the market but we have a lot of stock to move. We have discussed doing that when my work season is over. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 23:49:07 EST LONG WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888426 Well we are into our heavy work time. I am spending 2 to 3 hours with each client. I love this part. These are the clients that really need our services. Some drop off their work and then I work on it over a period of time before they are ready to finish. The other long time employee and I have loyal clients that return to us. They also recommend new clients which makes us feel good. We were talking this afternoon about our personal referrals and how we work together Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:53:26 EST A GREAT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887222 I had a good day at work. All was well today. Hubby off toommorrow but I work We are going to breakfast at my favorite place and then he will drop me off at work Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:00:07 EST DAY OFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886191 I have today off and Miss Coco and I have sat outside in the warm this morning, We came in when she was getting tired of running and wanted to eat and have some water. I will be starting dinner in a little while as Hubby has been cooking while I have been working late. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:12:11 EST NOT A GOOD WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885917 Seems all went wrong today. I was successful with my customers, but the regular day to day was a total failure. With that I am going to bed and get up tomorrow to start a fresh day with better results Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:41:13 EST