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/ SUNDAY WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862591 Well I was scheduled to work today. They extended the hours again. I had to go in an hour earlier and stay an hour later. I did not see a client until had been there an hour and a half. So that was an hour burned in time and money. I saw the last customer an hour and a half before closing and completed within 45 minutes so another hour burned. Oh well, who am I, I just work with our local clients and know their habits. Don't ask me, just sit in your ivory tower and decide when clients... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:36:00 EST RAINY SLOPPY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861298 I had t work today, but this is the kind of day I would stay home and relax with Miss Coco Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:57:43 EST ENJOYABLE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860647 Up early as I took Miss Coco t her spa day. It was short as i had to get her back home and go to work. I had a large healthy breakfast as I did not eat a lot the night before just snacked as hubby was tired and needed to sleep. I had a small salad for lunch and Hubby had a nice dinner for me when I got home. <BR> <BR> I am off Saturday and work Sunday. Then next week I m off o Thursday when I need to take my car in for a replacement of the entertainment center as the disc player has ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:23:46 EST LONG DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859908 Well it is not my decision but we are just sitting in the office for te extra time. After next week we will be busy in those hours but until then we are bored. It makes me so late getting home that hubby is asleep as e gets up so early to go to work I told him not to fix anything for me to eat as iit i just too late and I do not want to go to bed on a full tummy, Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:49 EST LONG WORK HOURS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859108 Well they have reset our hours by adding 4 additional hours a day, opening 2 hours earlier and staying 2 hours after. I think they are about 2 weeks ahead on the extended hours for the year. Now they will be asking us why we are not serving more customers. They are ahead of the timing on this one. When we have more customers I understand sitting there. wo of us sat there without seeing anyone for 2.5 hours. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:01:17 EST OUR DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857435 Well we did not open the market tody because we were meeting Hubby's parents in Georgia to have lunch. We did not go to their house fr the holidays as they both had a bad case of the flu. We met hlf way and had lunch and a great time. We came bck home and just relaxed. We made a pot of chili for dinner. Miss Coco is being really attentive t both of us. She wants to be in the middle of everything Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:30:55 EST LOTS OF WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856778 Well we were not at the market today as Hubby and I both had to work today. I had three alls from customers about our being closed. I explained about both having to work our regular jobs and we just could not be there. I gave each a discount code and told them they could use it the next time they are by. I wrote them down for Hubby and told him they were allowed to be used one time by the person ssigned the code Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:22:06 EST ONE OF THOSE DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855444 Have you ever had one of those dys that started okay and went down hill. I was so excited to lock the office door and run. Did not want anymore. Got home and Hubby was preparing a wonderful ribeye for dinner Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:58:49 EST HOPING FOR GOOD WEATHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854683 Well it is that time of the year. Rain, fog, cold, nasty. I have a drive of 40 miles round trip to work. I get off late anywhere from 7 to 9 in the evening and I travel a two lane highway. Lots of traffic. I really dislike it the heavy rain or the fog. It is a pleasant drive except when it is raining or foggy. Last year was horrible, but this year I have a different car and the visibility is much better. I never realised that the angle of the vehicle and the headlights could make tha... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:08:31 EST MISS COCO AND I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852303 Well this is my day off and Miss Coco and I have had a great time We got up and went too the store to get me some coffee, back home where I was cleaning, Miss Coco was right on my heels. She wanted e to stop and pay attention to her. When I am not working she will just be around here, but I have been working everyday and she has been alone so she missed having someone with her. Finally I sat down and she crawled in my lap and gave a big sigh as if to say well you finally get it. I wa... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:14:00 EST WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852251 Well I had to work from noon to 5 tody. I went with Hubby to market and checked in a market. Things are slow there as it is cold and windy. I am sure it is going to be about another 2 to 3 weeks before people will be coming back out in the cold. I personallyy wanted to be home and comfortably warm tody Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:09:15 EST WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850713 I Did not have to in until 1 today and stayed until 7. But I was busy. I got home and Hubby wanted a pizza. I know not the best thing for me to eat, but I only eat one slice and leave the rest for him and his doggie box. I do enjoy my slice though. I just cannot believe that at one time I could et the whole thing Fri, 9 Jan 2015 23:42:02 EST FREEZING TEMPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849098 Well we are dropping to below freezing and fast. We have dropped 20 degrees in two hours and will have a hard freeze. Of course our cold will only last a few days, but in the meantime, I will be freezing. It is the type of weather where everyone gets sick Thu, 8 Jan 2015 00:00:49 EST ON THE WORK TREDMILL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846157 Well I worked Saturdy and was off today. Was going to get a lot of merchandise priced and discovered tat I was out of price tags. I will be working during the upcoming week. I was hoping not to work as much this year, but as of Saturday only two of us had passed he required test to work. Another lady was to take hers test Saturday but have not heard if she passed. I worked way too many hours last year but Hubby was not working. He is working now so it is not as critical as last year. I ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:48:58 EST RELAXING DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844287 I have been busy and I decided to just relax today as I start to work tomorrow. I have washed and colored my hair, pulled out my work outfits for the next week, etc and then Miss Coco and I just cooled it for the afternoon. She got up in my lap and just chilled. She did not want me to get up and do anything as she was comfie and happy Fri, 2 Jan 2015 22:06:39 EST NEW YEARS EVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842083 We are off to spend the evening with some friends. We have been doing this for 35 years. We will have snacks tonight and play games and their children will be there with grandchildren. We stay the night nd tomorrow we all work together to have a tradition New Years Dinner about 2 o'clock. We all look forward to thhis Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:15:35 EST GREAT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841415 Got up early and took my car in for service. After my negative experience with service department I told Hubby this is job to save me showing my rear when they talk down to me like I am stupid. We had the part replace and the oil change and regular warranty check. Sugar would not melt in the mouth of the guys in service department when Hubby is there. We also went into the showroom and talked with the manager. We have personally done business with him since he was a sales associate over ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:28:30 EST GREAT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840937 Passed all my final test with flying colors. They just seemed soeasy this year Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:47:09 EST ANOTHER GOOD DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840235 Well I had another god day at market as Hubby worked today, Our customers have a little money to spend. They took about 90% of my change. Everyone had a $20 bill whether they were spending 2 or 18 dollars. Al my $10, $5 and I only had 8 $1 wenI closed. So it;s off to the bank tomorrow to break the bills down Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:44:19 EST MARKET DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839552 Hubby had to work this weekend as they are taking inventory od his department. I am working the market alone. As we had more customers tody it keep me really busy and the day just flew by. People were out to spend some of their Christmas money and the day was beautiful in the low 70s. I left when the customer traffic trickled to almost nothing. The sales were certainly mush better than they have been. I will be alone again tomorrow and I hope it is as good or better than today. Still... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:26:44 EST HUBBY'S QUESTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838914 Hubby came in and asked me what I had done. He said he had stopped at the corner store and the older gentlemen approached him giving him a big hug and saying thank you'al for making our Christmas . I told Hubby that Tuesday I had gone to Publix and purchased 3 of my favorite hams., along with a bag of dried beans.. They ranged from 6 to 8 pounds. This older gentlemen and his wife live 3 blocks over. They have a really limited income and just really get by. I took by the smallest of the ... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:20:43 EST RELAXING CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838447 Due to the fact that Hubby's parents both have the flu we stayed home. It has been relaxing and as we had not panned on thid we went to the grocery and made a big pot of beef stew on Christmas eve We shared this with a neighbor and he is roasting a turkey for dinner tonight. I made the cornbread early this morning for the dressing. He lives alone and he does like to cook but wants someone to cook for. Miss Coco has enjoyed our just hanging out at the house. <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:36:46 EST HOME FOR CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838156 Well we were to go Hubby's parents home for Christmas, but they both have come down with the flu and are taking meds and asked that we not come and get exposed. Well we had to go and and get groceries. We made beef stew today and we have a roast to cook. Our neighbor is going to fix turkey dinner for us and two others tomorrow. I have made cornbread for his dressing . Hubby has to work Friday, Sat and Sun so we would have driven up today and back tomorrow so just as well. We are going ... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:28:58 EST NEW DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837715 Well I had to take Miss Coco for her spa day this morning and pick her up early as groomer had to be somewhere at noon. We dropped off her gift for the groomer and her Hubby. Coco always shops for them and she was so excited over the bag today. She was not sure she wanted me to give it away. Not sure why she was attached to the package bag. I purchased it Saturday and put her gifts in it last night. So funny how she did not want to e separated from it and it did not contain food. <BR>... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 23:34:35 EST ALL PLANS CHANGED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836924 Well I was going to work on my shops today. I left the house as the rain had stopped. I did a couple errands and started in that directions but I hit a front of severe rain so I turned and came home. One called me about a price and the guy told me a front was really set in. So I made the right decision. Unloading merchandise in a rain storm is not a good idea. If it clears tomorrow I wil go then if not it cn wait until Friday Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:09:08 EST BUSY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836571 Hubby worked with customers at the market today while I priced merchandise for my shops. Hubby is feeling better so he said he is going to help me more I need to make money at this and while we have been going back and forth to doctors for him we have neglected my locations. I broke even last month but there is no profit in that. Hubby is taking more interest now and wanting to get things done. It should be a better year for my endeavors. we are working at selling off the merchandise t ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:38:39 EST PHONE PROBLEMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836045 When Hubby got in yesterday we went to replace our phones. We got them all set up and left . We were there over 2 hours and he wanted to go eat. We went to a local fish house and split a meal. when I got in the car and away from WFI I discovered I did not have internet. This morning I called our guy and told him. He told me to bring the phone in and he would check. I had an appointment with a lady to buy merchandise this morning so we did not get by there until 2 in the afternoo... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:32:49 EST TAKING A ME DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835498 I felt like I have been on a merri-go-round so when I got up this morning I told Miss Coco we were taking a me day. We when and picked up some coffee came home and relaxed in my chair and watched a program on TV. Turned that off and turned on some music and we both took a nap. I felt like I needed some time I ws not pushing myself to get things done. I took some soup out of the freezer for a quick warm dinner when Hubby comes in Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:55:49 EST TEST TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835178 I went to the office and studied a 2.5 hour section to take a 12 question test that I need before I can work. There are 4 parts to the test and this the first. I will be taking the other 3 parts on the 29th and 30th. I am going to relax and enjoy my holiday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:41:44 EST ALL IS BETTER WITH MISS COCO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834501 Well I got a good report on Miss Coco from the groomer. He kin is so much better this week. I am to still put the salve on her head as it is still a little out of sorts. She was so glad to get her bath as she has been rubbed down and powdered for a week and it was all in her fur. We are ure there are no fles in the house, but in the yard. Hubby treated but they are still there so he needs to treat again. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:44:22 EST REPORT ON MISS COCO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833987 Well Miss Coco has been under the weather. Sh was inflamed from a flea bite and it has been driving her crazy. I have a bell on her neck so she cannot chew on her body and break her head open again. Her back seems to have cleared but her head still itches. I take the bell off for a while until I catch her trying to rub her head and beak it open again. She will get up on me and lay three for a hour or so when I take it off. I am taking her to the groomer tomorrow and she is due her flea... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:59:56 EST A NEW WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833361 I have a full week getting ready for the holidays. Hubby is only off Christmas Eve and Christmas day so we will be driving almost 5 hours each day to his Moms. Hubby still has shopping to do and I don't know when he plans to do it. I ask and h does not answer. I ask him what he is getting and he remarks I don't I will think about it. I can see him in a big box store with a shopping cart. At least we have our gifts for each other as we agreed on a couple of things we need and are more cos... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:34:52 EST BUSY SUNDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833068 We were busy at the market today. Also I had two pickers bring me some great merchandise. I could not believe so much good stuff in one day. It is either feast or famine on this scope. I need great merchandise to sell and I got it today. One told me what she had coming in next week and I was excited. Of course, I have got to turn this so i can purchase more. Hubby is beginning to get into a lot of this with me. He agreed that I a getting great merchandise and he encouraged me to keep... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:30:30 EST DAY AT MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832575 Well Hubby will be with me at the market this weekend. We did good today. More people there than usual and the weather was pleasant We are trying to sell out the things that we have had so we have put them them on sale. We have moved a number of the items. After the first of the year I am going to figure out if we can just recoup our cost on some and move out. We have too much inventory and want to par it way down to the things that sell repeatedly. No more maybe items. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:50:08 EST STUDIES, INVESTMENTS AND DINNER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831658 Well i went to the office to do my official hiring papers, and work on some of the things we have to finish before working. I left there about 2 so I could get home before Hubby. We had an appointment with our financial guy that takes care of Hubby's IA and our other monies. We always met in December to make sure if we need to make any changes etc before the end of the year. He has keep us on the positive side for about 12 years and we trust his judgement. Prior to that we were muddling... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:13:11 EST MISS COCO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831101 Well Miss Coco has become inflamed apparently from a flea. We have not had a problem with them in over 3 years and she had a baby flea. We have some cream on her body and head where she was inflamed. I have given her some baby benadryl so she can relax. I have to be gone tomorrow so Hubby and I are giving her another dose in the morning. I know she is aware this all to gelp her as all she wants to do is snuggle up us. It breaks my heart to see her suffer from a single flea. We keep th... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:20:29 EST HOLIDY SHOPPING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830535 Well I am through with my Christmas shopping except for something for Hubby I got a Priorty Box off to my sister finishing up my shopping for my family. I got to the post office with the box and the clerk told me if I wanted to rebox it in a different box due to weight I would save $6.. I looked at her and laughed. The line was out the door and wrapping around the lobby. She smiled and said I understand. This year I shopped smarter to save on shipping. I ordered for direct shipping a... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 22:43:01 EST MEETING, LONG DAY AND GOOD NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829994 Well I had an 8 hour meeting for my work..It was informative and it starts everyone off on the same expectations. Good to hear the reinforcement on the rules that many do not want to follow. Of course, they are the first to drop out. They wound up about 45 minutes early and I stayed and talked a few minutes with the people I only see once or twice and decided to leave. I got across the bridge just before the protesters closed it down for several hours. Such a waste.....depriving people... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 23:40:04 EST WOES OF MISS COCO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828901 Well we have gone through so much with Miss Coco and got her all straightened out with her diet etc for her allergies. Well two weeks ago she was attacked by two baby fleas. She picked them up while out side. I believe all they have to do is jump on her to enflame her skin. She chews which is hard on all of us. We have her bathed in a mild shampoo that does not irritate and I keep her in little clothes to discourage chewing and scratching. We rub her down in Gold Bond powder which he... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 01:05:21 EST LONG WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828413 Well Hubby has to work today and tomorrow which means I work rhe market alone. That can get rough as I cannot get away for lunch or a bathroom break. But that is okay, I will muddle through. He has to work alone when I cannot be there. I can just see him say payback. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 01:29:06 EST OUR NEIGHBORS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828183 Well it is that time of the year. Down the street from us is an older couple. I know their income is limited. They have lived in their home for 50 years so they have it paid for, but she never worked outside the home and he only has his social security and she draws a little off his. I saw him Tuesday and she is sick with the flu. I went this morning and got them a rotisserie chicken and a small frozen mac and cheese, some rolls and some fresh salad mix and took it to him. It will be s... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 15:26:59 EST SO MUCH TO DO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826310 Well today is Hubby's doctors appointment and we have a lot of running around to do. I have a couple of gifts to complete my shopping. I have classes again this week and . have more test.I am hoping we have enough employees this year so I do not have to work so many hours. We have some in class that have stayed/ Half the classes dropped out in the first three weeks. Guess they just did not want to do that much work Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:45:41 EST COCO'S HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826093 When we go to Hubby's moms we have to leave Miss Coco. I called and picked her up around noon. I was so happy to see her. Our wonderful groomer keeps her and she is at home. As we have been through so much with her as far as allergies are concerned, she knew not let her turkey. he hs rice and frsh green peas and was happy as she was eating what everyone else was. She did not know she was not getting turkey. <BR> <BR> When we got home she was running around greeting the neighbor that... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:22:16 EST HOME FROM TRIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825473 Well we are home from our trip to in laws. We had a good time and enjoyed the time with his parents. We spent 4 days there and I personally enjoyed the wildlife that we were able to see. I saw a group of turkeys and 2 deer and a strange cat that I could not idntify. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:43:05 EST OUR CHRISTMAS HAS BEGUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823585 Well Hubby and I have talked a lot about Christmas. We do not really want a lot. We are purchasing a few things that we were going to purchase anyway. Hubby came in yesterday and he had stopped at a neighbors on the way home. He stated that he could not pay his electric . We discussed it and I went to the bank this morning and took him the money. He stood there and cried when I gave it to him. He told me he was not asking Hubby for money. I told him we knew that but he has done a lot ... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:21:59 EST PACKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823065 Well Hubby and I go to his mothers for Thanksgiving. I was pulling out the clothes I will be taking with me. I usually just take jeans and tops as she never goes anywhere and I will just be sitting around her house for 3 and a half days. I usually take a more dressy top just in case something comes up and we do go somewhere. Hubby and his father go off and do a lot while there but his mother does not want to go anywhere or do anything but sit there. Also she does not even watch tv as soo... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:40:04 EST LOTS TO DO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822141 Well I have to do so much in the next three days I have my car loaded to go to my shops. I need to get them loaded for the holiday shoppers. I need to finish up my Christmas shopping. Hubby and I are getting some things we want and need so we are limiting any other shopping for us. We decided to spring for Sirius Radio so that is on e of our joint gifts. We are getting a firepit and we are looking at taking a four day trip in January to just get away from everything. If we decide to ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:23:37 EST WEEKEND AT MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821909 Well I had the market alone yesterday as Hubby had to work. I did fairly well but I had a sinus headache from the changes in the weather. Late in the afternoon it eased of and I felt better. I was doing good this morning but the rain started and my sinus came back. But finally it settled and I was fine. I have not had sinus in over two years and I have forgotten how it effects me. <BR> <BR> We had pretty good sales this weekend. I cannot complain a there has been so much slow due to... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:34:14 EST ERRANDS AND BANK PROBLEMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820754 Well I had lots of errands to run today. I was trying to get that done early, but had received a phone call yesterday and a letter from a bank regarding an overdraft. I make an on an electronic payment on an account regularly and use this account so that it will not interfere with my regular account. I already had a bad experience with that years ago. I keep a small balance in the checking account and each time a payment is due I made an additional t policy. I have a small savings accou... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:58:55 EST STILL COLD BUT HOPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820207 We are still cold and it does not get up above freezing until after 9 in the morning. We are warming back up during the weekend and will be going back t the high 70s and low 80s so we have another wave of storms that will be coming through our area. Hopefully they will not be as strong as the ones on Monday. <BR> <BR> The way our weather changes so many people get sick as a results. We need the het at night but some days we need the air. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:59:37 EST