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/ RELAXING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302693 Sitting here with some windows open enjoying the storm Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:37:53 EST BAD WEATHER ON WAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301820 I am getting ready for work and we have bad weather on the way to our area. We will be having storms on Saturday and Sunday. I do not enjoy driving in these conditions, I need to get off of here and head for work today Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:31:39 EST WORK SCHEDULE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301195 I am working everyday until next Friday before I have a day off. I am planning my menus thru Wednesday of next week. I am making egg salad to take for my lunch. I had one of the hard boiled eggs this morning with my toast and hot tea. I am maki ng chicken and dumpling soup this afternoon for tonight. I will have enough chicken to make a chicken pot pie for Sunday. I am cooking a pot of 15 bean soup for Friday. There will be some leftover for either Monday or Tuesday. Saturday I am pla... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:16:27 EST ERRAND DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300549 I do not go into work until late today so I am running errands this morning. I have to get in a habit of taking my time off to do all the things I use to do at a slower pace when not working. Miss Coco seems so much better settling into this house after we went back to the old one with her and she came back here. I think she like the more space to lounge around i she likes having several beds so she can pick her room to nap Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:38:22 EST A NORMAL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300341 Got up to a really foggy morning. Drove thru the mess to work. Had a very normal day at work. I had not planned any dinner so Hubby picked up some catfish which I really enjoyed. I have watched a program on TV and now off to bed as I need the extra sleep tonight Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:31:21 EST LOTS ACCOMPLISHED TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299548 We got up early and went across town and picked up Miss Coco. We was glad to see us and was all over us. We went to the old house to get some more things. We loaded my car and she walked around the yard, played with the cats and went into the house. She checked it out and laid in the living room while we worked we came home and unloaded a few things so we could get dome groceries in the car. We headed to the store as they had a buy one get one free Mon pot roast. We needed onions and ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:17:02 EST BACK HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298830 Well we went to Hubby's moms for the weekend. Her blood work does not show cancer so they do not know. Saturday evening we went to a family birthday. His mom , a sister and a brother. We had a great meal and catch up with family. She got tired so we came home. I think she is contend that her husband will not go out and leave her. She is a person that never wants to go anywhere and he likes to get out and see people. He only goes to a family business and sees everyone and over to get c... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:59:15 EST BACK HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298829 Well we went to Hubby's moms for the weekend. Her blood work does not show cancer so they do not know. Saturday evening we went to a family birthday. His mom , a sister and a brother. We had a great meal and catch up with family. She got tired so we came home. I think she is contend that her husband will not go out and leave her. She is a person that never wants to go anywhere and he likes to get out and see people. He only goes to a family business and sees everyone and over to get c... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:58:49 EST GETTING READY TO TRAVEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296532 Well Hubby is off tomorrow and we are going to his Moms. She is really getting worse and I am concerned that the time is really limited. We will old our car when I get in from work and then early Friday morning drop Miss Coco off for her stay. Then on the road to SW Ga. Hubby wants to spend some time with her before the end. I hope she is past the lecturing state. When we were there Christmas she was lecturing about how everyone was to live according to her. No one does anything right ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:12:38 EST A READY BUSY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296249 I was to be off today but a scheduling conflict had me scheduled today and tomorrow. I was busy today. Lots of phone calls. The front needed cleaning so I did that. Cleaned the desk. Sweep up the leaves that have blown in with the wind. Had a company come and pick up the recycle in the back room. A new employee came in the afternoon and I helped him get into the training modules to work on when we do not have clients. Trying to get him up to speed before we have people backed up. I t... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:37:56 EST SOUP IS ON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295204 I am putting a ham veggie soup in the slow cooker before I leave for work. When Hubby gets home he can put in the cup of frozen peas so they will not be mush when I get home from work. I am using up some of the left overs in the fridge for this dish. I do this every couple of week so that we do not throw out good food. This pot will finish the celery, carrots a n d potatoes. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:41:10 EST MUCH GOING ON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294929 Well Hubby is off Friday and we are going to his mom's. She had a test last week and they were not able to complete because of her condition. Her birthday is Thursday and she does not know we are coming up. I have talked with my work and whatever I need they will cover my hours when we need to go. I have our groomer on standby for boarding also. Hubby is not really talking much about things, but I can definitely see a difference in him. He is usually so easy going but I am seeing some ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:08:03 EST WORK ED TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294085 Short workday 12 to 5. I was clocked out at 5 . It had been a slow day. A few customers mostly with questions. As I was leaving got a call asking me if I could be the re at 6:30. He had the hours in front of him but was into a ball game on Tv. Well I would not get paid to set around while he watched a football game. Sometimes I do not believe people Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:27:34 EST START ED DAY AT MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293492 We got up and went to market early and went to market. The high today was 60 at 5 am and started down from there. About 12 the wind was whipping and we were in he low 490 but with the wind it was much lower. I had to come to,work so Hubby decided to leave when I did, there were no customers . When we left about half the market was closing. I went to work and Hubby came home. I have undecorated the Christmas tree and he is suppose to take it down and store. When I got home he said he f... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:27:27 EST CHANGING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292924 Well it is really raining hard in our area. It is to last most of the night and then it will be windy and then we are going to get really low temps for our area. I have a pot of chilli ready and Sunday I will be making a veggie bases soup. Of course, Miss Coco will jump under the cover and stay there Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:05:06 EST OFF TO WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291752 I am off to work today. I will have tomorrow morning off and have so much to get done. I will be up early and on the road. T work Saturday and Sunday. I am taking off next weekend from Friday as Hubby is planning to go to his Mom's for her birthday Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:33:43 EST OFF TO WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291751 I am off to work today. I will have tomorrow morning off and have so much to get done. I will be up early and on the road. T work Saturday and Sunday. I am taking off next weekend from Friday as Hubby is planning to go to his Mom's for her birthday Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:33:43 EST LONG DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291467 I worked the full 9 hour shift today and was tired. I got home and Hubby had made baked beans and a sandwich for dinner. It is great that he does this instead of waiting for me to get home and then I have to fix dinner. I was scheduled for less hours this week and I was going to make a pot of bean soup on Monday, but the other person could not be there so I had to put it off. I guess I can do them Friday and freeze some for quick dinners while I am working. <BR> <BR> Miss Coco does not... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:09:06 EST STORMY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290156 We are having stormy weather and I hate it when I have to go out. I do not live far from work, but once I go a mile the roadway is not marked and tends to disappear in the storm. The rain is suppose to be gone when I get out of work and I hope so. It is not so bad driving in the daytime, but I still do not like it. Oh well I just have to such it up and bear it. We definitely need the rain so I should not complain Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:58:33 EST MOVING FORWARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289342 We are doing lots of little thing today to get ourselves in line for the new year. I am going on and set up my calendar for the year. This is my reminder for the things I do monthly and things that I know are semi annually or annually. This is my monthly reminder when and what is due. This way I go in on the first of the month and set up my payments, etc. Then when things come up they are entered into my calendar and those pop up as a reminder for me. <BR> <BR> Hubby is getting his basi... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:05:14 EST A NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289026 Well we enjoyed our new years Eve with friends. This has grown over the years. It started out with us two couples. Now includes their grown children, spouses, and grand children as well as extended family from in laws. We have a ball, playing games, having snacks and enjoying a drink. We all pile up on mats, etc to sleep before getting up on News Years to fix a traditional meal of ham, greens, black eye peas and cornbread. It has been wonderful over the years as we are a part of this fa... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 21:48:24 EST NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288109 We are off to our friends to celebrate our traditional New Years. Snacks, drinks, games to see the new year in. We all go to bed get up tomorrow and cook our traditional NEW years feast. Sit relax and enjoy company. Come back home at dark. Of yes Coco gets to go celebrate also Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:36:16 EST LONG WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287688 I had a long work day today. I was there from opening to closing, but the good thing I am off tomorrow. I am going to bed real soon as I have a full day tomorrow and need to be fresh. We are going to friends for New Years and yes Miss Coco is invited also. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:26:16 EST WORKING ON CEUs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287183 Well, we are busy, but have time on our hands. I am working on some CEUS programs. I will take the assessments after the first so they will count for next year. I have 6 CEUS programs on hold until after the first. <BR> <BR> We will get really busy after next week. I am looking forward to the busy times. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:00:31 EST GREAT DAY WITH COWORKERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286664 Well, we are gearing up for a great season this week. All of us from last year were there as well as a couple of new people. We worked with the new ones getting them ready for working. The rest of us eye catching up on our summer and what we had been doing. We all talked about things between customers. I really like the people I work with, they all really are professional and enjoy what we do. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:49:33 EST FIRST DAY AT WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286152 Well we started early this year. Of course, when we got there a lot was not done so we had to get everything up and running. We had several customers and got them completed. It is really going to be different this year. We are all learning a new system. Already we are having to shuffle employees and we are not into full swing. I had planned not to,work as much this year. I have let my manager know about the situation with Hubby's mom. I am taking off for a long weekend as he is planni... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:14:02 EST LAST DAY BEFORE WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285634 I start to work tomorrow and am scheduled thru Saturday of this week. I will see the rest of the schedule after tomorrow. Hubby is planning on going to his mom's and surprising her for her birthday on the weekend of the 12th. He feels that she is going down fast. I have advised my supervisor at work of the circumstances and she is working with me. I know Hubby wants to spend time with her while she can do a few things. She was not able to come down to our home over Christmas so we went ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:34:47 EST BIG CHANGE IN PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285301 Well we got up Friday planning on Hubby's Mom and Dad coming to our home for the holiday. Our tree was decorated, packages wrapped and under the tree. The fridge stuffed with food for their visit. We went and picked up the coconut cake we had made. When on the way home, Hubby called and we were informed they had traveled about 60 miles and she was too sick to go on so turned back. We rushed home, made arrangements for Coco to stay with her groomer, packed our bags and headed out. She h... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 20:38:36 EST MY SHOPPING DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284386 I though I was finished with my shopping but found one more thing for Hubby so had to purchase. I was not looking for it, but it spoke to me as something he needs. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:32:39 EST TRYING TO FINISHED UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283731 Need to complete my cooking today, prep for the other meals. Finish cleaning and making brownies. Have the washer running non stop this morning so no clothes not completed. Moving the last few things around. Have several smaller projects that do not show if I have time Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:06:43 EST COOKING TODAY AND TOMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283330 I am starting my cooking for the holiday. I am cooking the greens today, making the brownies and the sausage balls. Tomorrow I will be making a couple of casseroles that I can cook at the mealtime. I am making a couple of salads ahead. Also tomorrow I am baking the ham. Hubby will pick up the coconut cake on Friday. I am trying not to spend to much time in the kitchen while they are here Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:13:53 EST WORKING ON HOUSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282845 I have my tree up, but not completely decorated. I am having to make hangers from small paper clips as all store were sold out. I made my fingers sore last night so stopped on that project. I have a little more paper shreading to do this morning. I will be cleaning the kitchen this morning so I can start my cooking tomorrow getting things ready for Hubby's parents on Thursday. I will also get the guest bath today. I have my unfinished room and Hubby's unfinished room all vacuumed and du... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:15:54 EST LOTS DONE TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282705 Out to market. Left early as we needed to do a lot of things today. Hubby picked up a bedframe. We went by the house and picked up things we need when his parents come for Christmas. We headed to Bed Bath and Beyond to get the towels, mats, shower curtain for the second bath. We picked up the pillows we needed for the beds. Left and w en t to Pet Smart to get food for Coco. Then we stopped and picked up a sandwich. We put up the Christmas tree. It looks really good I have a lot of cl... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 23:20:04 EST GOOD DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282230 Day at market and all was good. We actually had customers today. We left and went and picked up some frozen veggies at a meat market that are not available at Publixs. We are planning menu for the weekend when Hubby's parents are here. I have most things planned out and will be cooking Tuesday and Wednesday before they get here on Thursday Sat, 17 Dec 2016 20:22:20 EST A FEW THINGS TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281859 OUT SHOPPING FOR THINGS NEED FOR GUEST AREA OF HOUSE. Could not find today, so we are going to Bed Bath and Beyond tomorrow and should complete. I need a bed frame shih Hubby was to pick up but they were closed so we get tomorrow. Need to hang artwork in guest room and finished. Hopefully will find all we need for the guest bath tomorrow Hubby has painted and o <BR> I need towels, shower curtain and floor mats, soap dish, etc. Also hang the art work in there Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:22:17 EST ACCOMPLISHED A FEW THINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281426 Well got up early and took Coco to her spa day. I headed off to the dealership and they got my battery taken care of, they checked to make sure nothing else was wrong causing the battery to drop. As I was one day short of a year it was totally covered. They got me out in less than an hour including washing and vacuming my vehicle. Of course changing the battery caused me to have to reset some of my things, but okay. Hopefully I can go the cold weather with no worries. Glad the screen sh... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:07:21 EST ANOTHER DAY CHANGED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280987 Well tomorrow is Miss Coco ' s spa day and I was to finish up some shopping while in the area. But my car gave me a signal that it was shutting down to save the battery. Call the dealership and confirmed that my battery is weak so need to check out. Also they replaced the battery last December and still under warranty so they get to,replace it. I guess I will reschedule my day as this has to be done. Odd Hubby's battery was showing weak and he replaced his yesterday. Batteries have gone... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:59:44 EST A GATE UP DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280347 I am waiting on a lady to come and pick up a chair for upholstery. I am doing some cleaning. I am doing laundry and placing all the artwork in the rooms where it goes for Hubby to hang. He said he is going to paint the gall and bath tonight. Hope so as I can get a shower curtain as soon as I see the exact color. Need the headboard for the guest bedroom. I am filing all the financial papers in order of dated for easy references. I am already feeling that I am getting a lot accomplished Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:18:00 EST FINISHED UP MY SHOPPING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279859 I have finished up the shopping for my family. I will get it shipped tomorrow and I am through. Hubby still needs to finish up for his parents. He and I are only giving each other something small to open as we fill our new home and all is our holiday. We are enjoying our home and feel blessed to have it. <BR> <BR> I am sure I will never be finished with it as I will always be changing thing out as a find something else I like Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:10:51 EST ENJOY ED DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279655 Hubby woke up early and wanted to go to a special restaurant to have breakfast. We got there at 7 as that is the time we thought they opened but on Sunday it is 8. We enjoyed the meal and ordered a coconut cake for Christmas. I love to cook, but I do not eat many desserts so I do not cook them. Hubby's parents are coming for the holiday so it will be much better and really cost less than anything I can make. <BR> <BR> off to market where I found a couple of small pieces for my home. <B... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:20:39 EST MEETING TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278912 I have a meeting today and I dread the 120 mile round trip. They are having two this month and they are both in the same location. I though they could do 2 locations one more north for all the people in our area Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:25:41 EST NOT THE DAY PLANNED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278741 Well Hubby was off today to go for his physical. I was going with him. He took all his blood work up etc a week ago. I woke up a bout 4 as that is the time he leaves for work. I drift back off to sleep and awake around 7 normally. I heard the doorbell and thought who would be ringing the bell in the middle of the night. I reached over to tell Hubby to answer the door. He was not there and neither was Coco. I got up and saw it was beginning to get light. I went to the door and in marc... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:49:43 EST FINISHED MY SHOPPING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278225 I am finishing my shopping for my family in Tennessee. Lots of gift cards, either to ship and less expensive. The first year we could not go up at Thanksgiving, I had purchased my normal gifts and had to ship. For the cost, we could have paid for our gas, taken everyone out to dinner and had some left over. When I find something special for everyone, I take those gifts when we go up for vacation. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:45:01 EST MAKING PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277734 We are making plans for Christmas at our house with Hubby's parents. The news on his mother will change the atmosphere of the holiday. I am planning on many of the normal things while they are here. I am ordering a coconut cake that Hubby wants for the holiday. I am cooking a ham, making potatoe salad, having fresh cut fruit made up. These things I can do before they get here. I am looking for something else I can have made ahead of time. I am making a sausage dish one night that Hubby... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:03:30 EST PRAYERS PLEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277347 Hubby talked with his dad and found his mom has a large mass on her right size. She will not let them do a biopsy as she will not take keno and radiation. They told her she only had about six months. She made the decision not to go through the horrid treatments. As she said it will not give her any more time so why suffer the treatments. <BR> <BR> She told him she wanted to come and see our house before she gets where she cannot do anything. We had asked them to come Christmas so I am s... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:23:49 EST MIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276878 Well they did not get the records on MIL today so still holding. When Hubby talked with them few minutes ago she sounded a lot stronger in her voice. I hope that is a good sign Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:21:43 EST WAITING ON WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276427 We are waiting on word, from Hubby's mom. He talked with his dad today and they are waiting on the result from her local hospital and doctors as they claim they cannot find anything. Apparently they have found something, but Hubby does not know what. We are just waiting. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:01:37 EST LOTS MORE WORK, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275902 I have a lot more to do to get things rolling the way they need to. <BR> <BR> Hubby got word his Mom in hospital and they do not know what her problem is. We are waiting to hear to see m if we need to go there. I know Hubby is worried. She was not feeling good at Thanksgiving. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:46:45 EST CHANGE IN PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275482 I had plans to finish a test today. I had to go by and homestead our house for taxes next year. When I was there Hubby called and wanted me to go into town and pay some bills. He took his check book out last night and instead of putting it in his truck he put it in my car as we were going on an errand. He got to work and discovered what he had done, so I needed to make the payments. Oh well, I needed to go and do some things there anyway so I will do the test tomorrow Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:16:28 EST PAPERWORK HANDLED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275019 Well met Hubby at Tax Collectors office this afternoon. Had license address changed for each of us, had our voter registration changed, purchased Hubby's new tags and had my registration address changed with the state. We were going to handle the homesteading of our house, but it is at another office and we did not get thru until 10 to 5. I will handle the homesteading in the morning. <BR> <BR> I will say this has been so much easier than trying to make changes with the large providers.... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 21:03:48 EST