WILSHAR7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WILSHAR7 WILSHAR7'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/ Back on SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863114 I am back on SP! I'm planning on losing more weight. I'm sorry I have been gone for a while. My husband passed away in May 2013 and I have been having a rough time dealing with it. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:06 EST Prayers for my Mom. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768093 My Mother lives in FL. She has health issues and is not doing well at all. She is in a lot of pain because of blood clots in her stomach area. The clots are not getting any bigger and not getting any smaller. They Drs. can't find out why she is in so much pain. She was in the ER last night. They gave her pain meds through an IV. I will be driving to FL to see her and be there for moral support for my sister who is there caring for her. My drive is 16 hours in full. I will be driving to north ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:57:28 EST Having pain on my right side. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767714 I don't remember hurting myself, but I have pain on my right side. it's in my shoulder, near my shoulder blade, up into my neck, down my right arm and a little past my elbow. Heat is not making it feel better and neither is Aleve. If I hold my arm above my head, it relieves the pain a little bit. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:03:43 EST Likes Sparkpeople's new look. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766924 I noticed today that Sparpeople has a new look. I like the separations. It's easier to keep track of where I am and what I have left to do. <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:16:51 EST Mud volleyball was a bust! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765739 Our church was supposed to go to Muddin' for Missions. Our youth leader sent me a text message and said that it was being canceled because the heat index was too high for today. I was looking forward to going and watching our teens play. They didn't even go last year because the youth director forgot about it. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:50:39 EST Birthday party tonight and birthday party tomorrow night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765031 My daughter was invited to a birthday party about 50 miles away and it is a sleep over. I get to go and eat, but I can't sleep over. BOO HOO!!! What am I going to do all night without my daughter? <BR> <BR> My son's birthday is Sunday and his girlfriend is having a birthday party for him tomorrow night. No 21 year old wants their parent there with a bunch of his friends. What am I going to do all night again? <BR> <em>383</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em>... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:35 EST Daughter is playing in the local orchestra. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764417 My daughter tried out Friday night to be a part of the Purchase Players Orchestra for an event called "The Secret Garden." I got a call last night that she made it. rehearsal starts next Friday. WAY TO GO KELLEIGH!!! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:44:31 EST Mowed the lawn today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763821 I haven't mowed the lawn in about 2 weeks and it was getting tall. I spent 2 hours mowing and did NOT get finished. I'm not sure if I will finish tomorrow. We currently have a heat advisory going on until Saturday. I DID get some sun today. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:53 EST Getting in my vegetables and fruits today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759664 I had a salad for lunch. It had lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, raisins, small shells, shrimp, lt. Italian dressing, and cheese croutons. Plus I had a banana this morning and maybe a fresh peach tonight. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:16:23 EST Having a busy day today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758250 I have already exercised. I am doing a little Sparkpeople, then I will shower and visit the mechanic to see if he will buy my son's car. Then I have to go to the Hope Center and return some baby clothes that I washed for them, then I will go to Walmart and get a little shopping done. I hope I get all of this done before my daughter gets home from school. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:11:32 EST Back to exercising at a slow pace. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757729 My daughter is back to school, so I am exercising again. I started last Wednesday. I'm starting very slowly with only 40 minutes a day. I will gradually add more minutes. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:48:22 EST Had a busy day today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756078 Friday's are always busy days for me. I went to Morningside Assisted Living and had a 30 minute Bible study, went to Arby's with my friends, went shopping, went to see if I could sell my son's car (no luck), went to my sister-in-law's for 2 hours, picked my daughter up from school, went to get gas, went to an ice cream supper at a church, brought some left overs to my sister-in-law's, and then came home. <em>198</em> That was tiring alone just typing all of that. <BR> When I get finished t... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:52:01 EST Wrote the wrong weight and didn't know how to change it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755053 Yesterday, I wrote that I weighed 188, realized when it posted that it should have been 183, but didn't know how to change it. This morning, I weighed 180. Probably because I started exercising and lost water. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 11:05:43 EST Back on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754773 I've been gone for a while. I'm back now. My daughter started school today and I want to get back to a routine. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:15:49 EST Youth ballgames resumed tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731640 With VBS and church camp, we haven't had a ballgame for 2 weeks. We played the second game that started at 7:00 p.m. tonight. We lost. We have another game Monday night. Maybe we will do better. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:28:34 EST Pool city. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730979 I have been thinking about getting a pool for a couple of months now. My daughter and I went to look at some today and I bought a 16x48 pool today. Now we have to set it up and fill it with water. I'm wondering how much it will cost me to fill it up. <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:21:38 EST Mowed the lawn before the storms hit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730228 I wasn't able to mow until later this afternoon because of company. I was almost done when it started getting dark and the wind started blowing hard. I put the mower away and was getting ready to come in when I noticed that the sky was dark, the clouds were moving fast, and the wind started blowing fast. The next thing I knew, I saw lightning and heard a LOUD crack of thunder. Boy, did that scare me. I came into the house so quickly. I couldn't even shower. I ate dinner standing up and stood ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:38:53 EST Time to waste? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728693 What's on your must-do list? Let nothing hold you back from fulfilling your responsibilities and promises. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:36:27 EST Went to the singing on the courthouse square. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728083 Every Saturday night in June and july, we have singing on the courthouse square at 7:00. There was a band that sang oldies for 2 hours and I thoroughly enjoyed myself tonight. What a great evening of being out with some of my friends. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:47:13 EST Our creator. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727468 The next time you catch yourself putting others down, stop and think about who created them!!! You are putting down a person that was created by the same person that created you. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:40:17 EST Good will towards people. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725288 In everything you do that affects others, ask yourself, Does this show good will? And in each interaction with another person, whether a phone call, gesture, E-mail, or face-to-face conversation, ask, How can I help this person? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:00:30 EST If you are not a success by God's standards, you have not achieved success at all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724504 Determine to be firmly rooted in living God's way. Don't sell your character to achieve worldly success. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:10:32 EST A Princess birthday party. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723131 One of my granddaughter's was 4 on June 15th. She had a Princess birthday party today. Almost all the kids were dressed up in Princess or Prince attire. There was a bounce house and my daughter had several games to play and a pinata. All the kids had fun. Happy birthday Zoey. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:21:35 EST Enjoyed a couple of hours at Lake Barkley. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721771 My daughter and I went to Lake Barkley to swim and to enjoy the outdoors and sun. The water was warm, but the sun wasn't too hot. We spent about 2 hours there. Neither one of us got burnt. YAY!!! Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:19:13 EST Tile prices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721027 My daughter and I went to Lowes to look at the different tiles they have. We saw a lot that we liked. The one we like the most was a ceramic tile that looked like hard wood flooring, but I didn't get a price because it had to be special ordered. I will look in Paducah at a flooring warehouse next week. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:46:49 EST New floor coverings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720287 My home is 9 years old and I need to replace the carpeting. I'm thinking that tile will cost the most, but last the longest in the long run. Floor coverings usually last about 10 years. I will be in my 60's when another change will need to be done. I am a very practical person and I am trying to think about my age and ability to change the floor coverings myself and with help. Tile is expensive, but should last longer than 10 years. If I'm really careful with it maybe it will last until I pas... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:51:19 EST Cleaning today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719508 My daughter is out of school and I'm helping her clean out her closet and dresser drawers. She filled 3 bags of clothes for a yard sale. I am also cleaning my room and I filled up only one (I filter through my clothes more often than she does). Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:40:33 EST Summer Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718767 What shall I do for summer vacation? I don't have the money this year like I had in previous years. I am going to miss not seeing my grandchildren in CT this year. I just don't know what to do. I'm trying to get my daughters to come here. I have enough beds for all of them. There would be at least 2 adults and 6 kids. I hope they can come here. <BR> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:29:14 EST Found a place to go swimming. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718144 I found a place for my daughter and I to go swimming today. We had a great time. I laid in the sun and my daughter swam most of the time. I came home looking like lobster and my daughter looks a little tan. I had a great day. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:24:46 EST Having dinner tonight with the McClure's. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717373 Tonight is the night the McClure's are getting together for dinner. I am going by myself because both of my kids are involved with VBS at church. I hope I choose something healthy. <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:56:09 EST Mowing the wet grass. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716841 It DID NOT rain today. YAY! I went outside to mow around the house, but I had to go slow because not only was the grass high, it was wet. I did not get it all done. I'm not sure when I will be able to get to the rest of it because it is supposed to rain the rest of this week. I think by the time I am able to get to the rest of it, what I've done already will need to be done again. That's alright because I love to be outside. <BR> <em>379</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:04:25 EST I mowed the lawn while the grass was wet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716109 We have had so much rain that my grass was WAY too high for my liking. The sun was out this afternoon and tonight, so before it got dark I mowed around the shops and in front of the house. Most of the grass was wet, so I went very slow! I don't think it's supposed to rain tomorrow, so I will mow around the house then. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:38:07 EST More kids tonight than last night at VBS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715379 Pictures and videos. I don't think children can stay away from them. Have a camera? They want their picture taken. Have a video camera? They want you to tape them. They are having fun with the songs, teachers, lessons, etc. A great week so far. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:57:34 EST VBS is on at several churches. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714617 Several churches have VBS every year. Some have it for all ages from nursery to adults, but most churches have it from 4 yrs. old to 6th grade. Find one for your child to go to. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:15:23 EST First week out of school behind us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713175 The first week went ok. My daughter likes to go to school and she misses it already. She IS looking forward to going to church camp though. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:55:38 EST Rain all the way til next Thursday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712420 I just saw the weather forecast. There will be rain everyday until next Thursday. I guess the Lord thinks we need the rain so I guess we better thank the Lord for it instead of complain about it. <BR> Thank you Lord for the rain. May I get wet everyday so that I can appreciate it when I am dry and hot!!! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:24:33 EST Rain, rain, thunderstorms too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711516 It rained almost everyday last week. It showered Monday and Tuesday. It thunder stormed last night so long and so much that my yard looked like a shallow swimming pool. Tonight the church's softball games have been canceled because of the rain again today. We are supposed to get some more rain tomorrow and Saturday too! I'm supposed to go to a family reunion on Sunday. I'm not sure if it's supposed to rain then. Well, I guess I will just have to see. <BR> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:42:49 EST Finished sewing my granddaughters' dresses. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709411 I have finished the dresses for their birthdays. If I can figure it out, I will post pictures tomorrow. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:50:25 EST Found an Aurora costume for my granddaughter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707807 After looking in 3 different stores, I stumbled upon a Disney costume in Walmart and asked about it. I was told I could find them in the toy department. I found 2 different Aurora costumes and told my daughter about them. She will look later next week. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 00:26:57 EST Looking for an Aurora pattern. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707194 I have been looking in 3 different stores for a pattern and material for an Aurora costume. I just about gave up when I came across and child's Tangled costume in the children's department of Walmart. I asked about it and was told I could find them in the toy department. I found what I was looking for and called my daughter and told her to look there. She will take her daughter there and let her pick the one she wants. And the best part of all....it's only $20. What a blessing. Sat, 31 May 2014 00:50:23 EST Granddaughter turning 4 in a couple of weeks asks Nanny to make her a Princess dress for her birthda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705640 I made a dress for my granddaughter's 4th birthday. I took a picture of it on my phone and sent it to my daughter in a text so she could see it. My granddaughter saw it and told her mother that Nanny could make her a Princess dress for her birthday. She is having a Princess party and wants to be Princess Aurora. Of course my daughter can't find the perfect dress for her daughter so Nanny to the rescue. I just hope I can find a pattern and material. <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:55:18 EST Sewing for my grandchildren http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704819 I have 3 granddaughters birthdays coming up in June. I am making outfits for them. I am almost done with one and then I have 2 more to go. Tue, 27 May 2014 23:59:37 EST Veteran's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703437 Thank you fallen soldiers for giving up your life so freely so that we could live freely. Thank you soldiers that are fighting for our freedom now and not home with your family in your comfortable chair, thank you Veteran soldiers who served and have retired, thank you wounded soldiers who have been wounded for us and thank you soldiers who are thinking about becoming a soldier to fight for our freedom. <em>652</em> <em>232</em> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:30:11 EST A new day, a new year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702874 This year, I will focus on the happy times and the GREAT memories I made with my husband while he was here, not that I don't have my best friend to talk to or sleep with. My life changed soo much when he went home to be with the Lord. I am healing and learning to do things on my own. I miss my husband soo much, but he is not here to help me anymore and the Lord has taken care of our needs. He will continue to take care of us and I have faith in the Lord. Thank you to all of you who have praye... Sun, 25 May 2014 15:05:17 EST VBS bags are done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702480 I made 26 bags for the leaders to put their lessons in and to carry around anything that will fit in the bags, like the kids name tags, any kind of paper work, etc. Sun, 25 May 2014 00:09:04 EST Finishing up the VBS bags http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701817 Earlier this week I started making some bags for the VBS leaders. I cut out 26 of them and I have 21 finished. I will finish up the rest of them tomorrow. Sat, 24 May 2014 00:58:57 EST Time doesn't heal wounds, God does! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700720 1 year ago today, God decided to take my husband, Bill home to live with Him. I've had a hard year. I've struggled with not having my best friend here to talk to. God has taken care of me and my children and He will continue to. Thank you Lord for YOUR blessings on me! Thu, 22 May 2014 11:13:13 EST Making homemade bags for VBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700038 One of the leaders asked me to make some homemade bags for all the leaders for VBS this year. I told her I would. She brought me the material on Sunday. I'm starting on them today. Wed, 21 May 2014 13:19:36 EST Teens had a double header tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698868 The teens of our church play in a league with other churches. They played a double header tonight. One game right after the other. No break in between. We won the first one 16-6 and lost the second one 2-8. <BR> 3 games are played. 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. We didn't even get the 6 and 8. We had to play the 7 and 8. I think that's why we lost the 2nd game. Oh well. Someone had to lose. Tue, 20 May 2014 01:02:34 EST Has been tired that past couple of days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698016 I don't know why I have been tired the past couple of days. Maybe because the 1 year anniversary of my husband's passing is coming up this week and I have been having trouble falling asleep. I haven't been falling asleep until somewhere between 12 midnight and 3 in the morning and then I am up by 8:30 a.m. I'm not sure what's going to happen this week. Mon, 19 May 2014 00:12:29 EST