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 AND TO THE RACES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038407 I do not shop black friday. I stay out of the stores. Hubby came home with the info on one our best loved stores on the weekend. We are going there and that is it. They are having up to 70% off . This will take care of several Christmas gifts and 3 wedding gifts into the first of the year. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:08:11 EST GREAT THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038380 Well we were on our own for the holiday. Got up had coffee and got the turkey ready. Put on grill and prepped the rest of the meal all set to go as the turkey cooked. We sat outside. Hubby mowed loan and I pulled weeds, etc. We have not had time to do this in a while. Grass is cut regularly but the growth next to fence etc is not done each time. Hubby cut all the undergrowth from the srubs, we were sitting there and the gas on the grill ran out. Hubby hooked up the spare and it did n... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:57:34 EST LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037801 I took Miss Coco for her spa day. She has been chewing on herself for the last few day. I had put her in a ones and snapped it on one side of her tail. I took it off to take her across town to the groomer. She started chewing on her rear so I fussed at her. She looked at me got into the floorboard and up into the foot well as far as she could thinking I could not see her. She would peek around to see if I was checking on her. Such a funny little girl.. I had to keep my eye on the road... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:40:38 EST TEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037455 Well I went into the office and sat in the back and took my federal test. Who hoo pasted it with flying colors. I told Hubby it was done so he took me to Cantina Laredo tonight so I could get their fresh made guacamole my favorite. I am picky about my guacamole and do not eat the pre made stuff some restaurants use. He said it was my reward for doing good. <BR> <BR> I have our turkey thawing in the fridge for Thanksgiving. Hubby want to cook it on the grill and I am willing to let him... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:32:21 EST WORK ING THE WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035954 Well, I am working the weekend. We do not have enough people that have completed the hiring process to work this round. Apparently they all thought the could turn hire packet in one day and be on the click the next. It does not work that way. There is all the hiring steps including a background check etc that just do not complete in one day. It is a week to 19 day process under the new laws. <BR> <BR> I am studying when we do not have clients as there are more test to take before the ... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:39:37 EST A TEST THAT FAILED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035450 Well I worked today and took care of several customers. After lunch and in mid afternoon the other lady was there to take care of n any customers so I could take a test. I logged into the test and was well into it when a strange screen popped up and went away. I had 100 questions and a 3 hour limit. I finished in 1,25 hours and had a great score of 89.75 which was good as there are questions on things we never use but are suppose to know. <BR> <BR> I submitted the final screen and it d... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:38:55 EST A DAY AT WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034967 Well today was much better. More things were working for me. I hues they are working out the kinks in the system. Otherwise it went well. <BR> <BR> I purchased a pair of black pants several months ago to have for work. They are really comfortable and fit well would love to find in other colors but have not had any luck. I was searching on the Internet but can only find them skinny for juniors but not my size. I will try again tomorrow and see if I missed any sites for them Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:45:54 EST FIRST DAY AT WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034430 Well we will be seeing how this going for the year. Today was the first day so the system was really on trial as we were the first to use this. When I got off our tech support was into our office system doing all the little things that need to be done. Hopefully they remove all the bugs before tomorrow. I had a couple of good laughed with our new area manager. At first she seemed to have the idea I was not doing things properly. She was on her computer watching how I was completing a pr... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:19:19 EST SCARY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033906 Well got up planning to go to my shops as I needed to get them fluffed up and I am working for the remainder of the month. All was well as I got ready. Decided to check email before going. I had an e verify email stating that Homeland Security had found my information did not match and I would not be certified to work. Horrors they require me pay taxes but all at once I cannot work. Called the lady that confirmed my I 9 verifications on Monday. She advised she was looking at the same e... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:54:44 EST A MORNING AT THE OFFICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033178 I had a go to a class at the office today. I was there until after 1. He to listen to a presentation and finish my I 9 to work I START Wednesday of this week and will work through the first of December. I decided to do this project as it will be a few more dollars this year. <BR> <BR> I was glad to see the people that are returning to our office this year. That means we will be working with experienced people this year. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:50:06 EST A DAY OF REST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032732 Well Hubby worked again today. I did not open but only went to the market and did some shopping talked to all the vendors then came home. It was good not to have to pull all out and just sit there. <BR> <BR> Came home and Miss Coco and I took a short nap waiting on Hubby to get home. <BR> <BR> Hubby came in and momma cat had put her kittens under my car. She does this with each litter of kittens. She knows to run out when I get in the car but babies do not understand this and I have t... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:31:13 EST SERVICE ON CAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032194 Well I took my car in today for oil change and check up. I got the lady service manager which <BR> Is so much better. I discussed with her a couple of little things that have been going on with the system. She advised that I need to bring it during the week and they will furnish me a vehicle while they do the service. Well I could not set up the appointment as I have a class Monday and then get my work schedule. Told her I would call as soon as I get my hours. <BR> <BR> Hubby came ho... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 19:57:12 EST LONG WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031483 Well I am getting ready for the weekend. I wanted Hubby to go with me for my car service but he has to work both Dat and Sun so I am on my own with it. <BR> <BR> I always feel that I am being talked down to but the males in the service department. Like they are trying to communicate with a child. This really bugs me as I have a technical and mechanical mind. I usually know what is wrong with my car when taking in but my input is totally ignored etc. <BR> <BR> Hubby know how I feel abou... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:13:13 EST BUSY THURSDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031049 Well got up early and checked some things on the web. Got ready to take Coco to her spa day and she was hiding. I discovered why when I looked at her head. When we found fleas on the kittens one got on her. As she is allergic to the boxes she was hiding so she could rub it and I would not catch her. She did not have any fleas when she had her bath but we put the drops on her back do not like to do this as it also bothers her. Hubby said he found a flea on her and killed it when we were... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:18:53 EST CHECKING ON STORES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030516 I took the morning to go to my stores and fluff up the merchandise. I am going back k on Monday or Tuesday to run a good sale so I can replace with new merchandise. I got back home in time to locate the surviving kittens and give them a little soft food. I am wondering if momma has any milk for them. Hubby took these two and powdered them down for fleas and wrapped them up and put them under cover during our 9 inches of rain. They really are looking good now all fluffy and happy. Now... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:44:50 EST PLANNING FOR WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029816 Well we are suppose to go to a cookout when Hubby gets home. This guy loves to grill bi <BR> UT he really only does meals. I need some veggies. I am going to slip out in a few minutes and get the stuff for a small salad for me to eat before we go. I am sure that I will probably only eat a couple of wings and maybe 2 ribs. They are good but I have my limits when eating this kind of food. I have had my yogurt with cranberry this morning. My tummy has been sort of off and I have not been ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:19:55 EST LOTS DONE TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029362 Well got up early and did some school work. I filled out my hiring packet and got my acceptance. I am starting dinner for hubby. He is on 10 hour days and it takes him a few to adjust his earlier leave time. He wanted a dish I make with Italian sausage, tomatoes and white beans. I can tell you there will be very little leftovers and they will go with him tomorrow. Tomorrow we will have leftover beef veggie soup and freeze the remainder, I was taking stock of the freezer so I can plan f... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 15:19:16 EST STORMY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028996 Well we have a northeastern coming through for the next couple of days. We got to market and it was coming down in bucketts. The parking lots were flooding and no one was there about 1 when there was a break in the storm we left and went to the store. We discovered thar Hubby left his phone so we had to go back. <BR> <BR> We came home and I made a pot of beef veggie soup. We will have again Tuesday and freeze the rest for a quick meal soon. We will be ready for it with all the holiday... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 23:29:49 EST WORK SCHEDULE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028037 Went by the office today and got my key filled out my evaluation and received my hire package. We have our projected work dates so I talked to Hubby about it. I will only have off Thanksgiving Day and will have to be back k for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Talked with my supervisor and we discussed what will be available to us this season. I am getting excited about getting this done for work. I need to pass the test that has given me problems on the computer but I have time on that one. W... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 00:41:00 EST BEST LAID PLANS.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027505 Well as said best laid plans. I had talked to Hubby and he was in agreement that I would spend Friday and not go to Market on Saturday and complete all my test. So I have been all psychicd up about it. Got an email today that the site is off line until Monday. Well now I am not in the mood to get it done. I had things scheduled for next week and this is going to miss all up Fri, 6 Nov 2015 02:20:16 EST TAKING DAY OFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026708 I still have this one section to complete but after the stress of the last two days I decided not to work on it today but let my brain rest. I will get back to it sometime tomorrow and complete in the next few days. It is due by the end of year, but I wanted it over with so I can get on to other things. I have a few projects going that I need to finish here at home. Plus Miss Coco is acting like she was ignored for 2 days, which basically she was as she could not get in my lap and nap on... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:54:05 EST TWO DAYS OF STUDYING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026339 I need to finish my studying and I have been on line for 21 hours in the last two days. Apparently their security certificate is not up to date and my secured WiFi is saying that my internet is not secure. Our virus is fighting thr system as apparently it is open and I will be working along when something tries to download and the whole system shuts down. I am having a hard time getting it completed. I was 15 minutes on one to discover that the program was up but not connected with the ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 23:49:01 EST STILL SORE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025026 I was at market yesterday and this morning I was out in the field area on the concrete and it let me know that I had hit my knees this last week. My knees were throbbing all afternoon and I had to walk around the market a lot this afternoon. I put the Salonpas on them as soon as I got so the soreness will go away Sun, 1 Nov 2015 23:07:10 EST ATURDAY AT MARKET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024403 Well today was halloween and also the annual Florida Georgia cocktail party, so the market was deserted. We took candy for the little ones that came by today and made sure that the parents were okay with the kids getting some. Very few people were there today and everyone was closing up about 3:30 even the one vendor that will not even start closing up if there is one customer in the market. We went and had barbeque ad came home waiting to see if any children came in the neighborhood and t... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:23:57 EST FRIDAYS WOES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023962 I am working on school work when our home phone ringing. I do not answer it but let take messages. We have a storage unit and they were calling as ours had been opened. Apparently someone came through a fire gate by cutting the chains and cut locks off of over 45 units. We went over and they advised that they did not believe they took anything from ours. They had pulled things out of the other units and only took what they wanted. Ours had 3 large pieces of furniture stacked right when ... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 23:38:43 EST COCO'S SPA DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023345 Well I took Coco for her spa day. I went and had breakfast while she was being papered. Bought gas as it was less expensive on that side of town by 8 cents which is a good savings. Came home and she and I took a nap I do not know why I was sleepy but just listened to my bode and took a 20 minute nap and felt great afterward. Hubby and I had left over wings for dinner Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:13:30 EST NEW INTERNET SERVICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022355 Well we got the new faster internet. It is working great on our computers. It is showing me there is a problem with my table. It keeps losing connections and the signal is strong and i moved by the modem and it did not help. Will be checking out my table Wed, 28 Oct 2015 01:27:25 EST INTERNET SERVICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022165 Waiting on the installer to get here an run the cable for our new faster service Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:12:51 EST FEEL BETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021768 Hubby woke me up before he went to work. He wanted me to stand up. I did and both knees were throbbing. I went to the restroom and could hardly bend to it down. My arm was hurting. He asked if I wanted to go to doc. Told him to wir until later. I got up about 8.....put all my plans on hold as I was not going to do all the running around if I was going to have problems. . I ate breakfast and went utside with Miss Coco. I would not go down the steps so stood on the prch until she came... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:33:42 EST NASTY FALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021139 We were cooking dinner and put it in th oven. Hubby, Coco and I sat outside until done. We came in and Hubby was taking out of oven. I tripped on what I do not know. Put out my arm and caught on the fridge and hit my head on it. I hit the floor on both knees and could not move. Hubby trying to pick me up. Told him stop let me get together and see what hurts. My knees throbbed and he walked behind me to grab me under my arms and pick me up. old him that would not work as my butt was o... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:33:30 EST MARKET DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020637 Busy and fast moving. I enjoy days like this. One cutomer and another waiting...perfect Sat, 24 Oct 2015 23:43:06 EST CLASS DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020122 Well I went to the office as I needed to take a test. There were 4 oof us that needed to complete the test. We all had a study session and then each took the test. I was elated as I got a 100. This was one of the more difficult chapters and hardest to understand Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:30:31 EST FULL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019613 I got up and went to my shops and put in new merchandise and fluffed up what was there. Came home. Hubby name in and took a nap and then we went to a meeting. We saw people we have not seen in months. Great to see all. We enjoyed a couple of hours there and we had a cookie each. They had some snacks but noting we really eat. I had a ginger cookie and Hubby his chocolate chip. After meeting we went by our seafood house and had a bowl of gumbo which was really good and filling Thu, 22 Oct 2015 23:28:54 EST CLASS AND TEST DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019053 Well we had a class on a difficult portion and then took the test on the two sections. This was a volunteer discussion group so we would all understand it more. First I had to get Miss Coco to the groomer early and get back across town to the office. I am not accustom to driving in the heavy morning traffic when I takes twice as long as 1.5 hours later. Hubby picked her up when he got off from work. I have 2 more test on this secton before doing all the mandatory reviews Wed, 21 Oct 2015 23:09:51 EST ORDERED NEW INTERNET SERVICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018456 Well when Hubby got home we went to xfinity to get new internet service. I was delighted how easy it was to just get internet. I talked to AT&T and they just did not want me to have internet service alone. They wanted me to bundle and the least expensive was internet and a internet phone regardless of the fact that our cell phones and landline are with them. . I could not believe xfinity was not hassling us to purchase more services but the lady was really great on this. She is to call... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 22:37:20 EST FULL ROUNDS OF ERRANDS WHEN HUBBY GETS HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017656 Well so much Hubby and I have to do together for special selections. as soon as he gets home we will be off and to the races. we will probably come home and make a quick dinner. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:38:22 EST GREAT FINDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017267 Well a lady brought e some wonderful things today. Se brings me thing for resale which is usually very good things. But he also knows what I like and keep personally. She brought me 5 Bakelite bracelets today. I had to have them for my personal collection. It is getting hard yo find the ol ones. here are some new one ot there but thee were he older one. Hubby that laugh because he says when I wear them people are always asking me questions Sun, 18 Oct 2015 23:41:39 EST BUSY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016770 Busy at market today and it was very pleasant. We got veggies from the brings them in about eery 3 month. each bag has been blanched and flash frozen so we put them into usable sizes for u. We got pole beans my favorite, cut okra for soups and gumbo and yellow corn. They re packed in 8 pound bags. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 23:28:57 EST TESTING DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016293 Arrived at office early to complete test. There are 3 not complete but need a lot more study on these. We will be working on the test Wednesday so I have few days for intense study. I will be taking my books to market to work on this. i am happy with my other test After these 3 I will be taking my review and final, then I have bout 6 other programs to complete. I will make it through Fri, 16 Oct 2015 23:17:06 EST DAY AT SHOPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015756 When to both shops tody, restocked, dusted and fluffed so things wold be bright and attractive. I will be totally rotating some of thee merchandise that has been there for a while. Tomorrow I have to take at least 6 test. I have been studying so I will be prepared Thu, 15 Oct 2015 23:37:59 EST CLASS DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015216 Have so much to finish before the end of the month I went into the office and completed 5 chapter test a review and mid term. Still too much to go. 11 mire chapters,review and final all before the end of the month Wed, 14 Oct 2015 23:48:29 EST FALL MENU PLANNINF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014614 Well spent some time today looking at recipes. Our summer veggies are going and the winter are coming in. I found a sale on pork loins, buy one get one <BR> <BR> each was about 5 pounds I cut them in half making four meals for us. Roasted one tonight and will freeze the other 3. chicken breast also on sale so tomorrow I am making orange ginger chicken with 2 and freezing one for a pot pie Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:43:28 EST LATE SUNDAY PROJECT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013843 Well Hubby got tired of hearing me complain about the freezer so we took everything out and reorganized it so I cn find my veggies. He will go in to get something and scramble everything in there. We got it organized and had to throw a couple of things away that were freezer burned. <BR> I knew there were a couple of things that were there and he would tell me no he could not find it. I told him veggies in this shelf meat chicken and fish on this shelf, etc. Frozen fruits in bottom Other... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:10:54 EST MARKET DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012928 We had a busy time at the market from about 10:30 to 2:00 then it died. Hubby is still having some pain in his back so I tried to do all the heavier lifting and let him sit. He would get up and help customers which is not heavy work. I found some great stuff for my shops and then I found a cast iron with enamel pot in a box. never used. I was going to the store and buy one It is 5 quartz which is a good size for us as I cook for 2. It will be good for small roast, etc. I only had to ... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 23:40:33 EST HUBBY STILL HOMEi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012435 Lots to do today but Hubby wanted to do other things. I did take 2.5 hours to go by and do some testing for work, but we spent most of the day together. He had planned dinner, fresh salmon, rice and roasted tomatoes. Was really good. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 23:51:37 EST A DAY WITH HUBBY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011839 Hubby pulled his back and is off until Monday. Told him he could run with me. Miss Coco ' s spa day, so a cross town we go. I have priced and changed auto insurance after 25 years. I have repeated called them about skyrocketing prices. We have no tickets or accidents in over 15 years etc. As soon as I started shopping they st art ed calling to go over our cost. Two weeks before well that is the way it is pay. We went and signed new policy. Saving over $900 a year. Then went and a t... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 21:11:57 EST SCHOOL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011290 Well I have done a lot on line and went to an office today to take the chapter test. Got the test done on four chapters as everyone was ready to leave and I would not start the 5th as it is complex and I did not want to rush myself Wed, 7 Oct 2015 22:46:55 EST LOST DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010688 I had so much go wrong today. Not able to post here as the change in the system does not allow. I had a full 3 section blog and it went away when I went in to make a correction. I do not know why I cannot see what I am typing and then when trying to correct a word it goes poof Tue, 6 Oct 2015 22:38:48 EST STUDYING MOST OF DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010041 Well got up this morning and read and marked 9 chapters in my book. Had to go to the bank annd make two more short stops. Came home and it took 4 hours to go over 3 chapters n the computer. They do not count unless yu go through the online classes. You cannot speed them up as it will not regster you doing the class. Hopefully tomorrow morning I can get 3 more finished online. They are long and tiring. Going by the office to do the chapter test on the ones completed online. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:55:23 EST STUDY...STUDY...STUDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009400 Well I have to te classes and pass test to woork thiis next season. I got my books on Friday and have to do the o line classes and finish with chapter eames a mid exam and a final turned in by the 31st of this month. I will be pushig myself to get this done. I did up to 2 chapters a day las year but had more time. I would get tired and have to sop. some of the chapters can take up to 2 hour an capter test anoter hour. Brain get tired and needs to rest. I will get through but wonder if ... 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