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/ High winds and rain tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915974 Just before I'm ready to make dinner, I look outside because I hear this roaring of the wind. The tops of the trees are swaying very fast and it's raining. I didn't even know there was rain the forcast. It all took place in less than 2 hours time. It's a good thing I got my clothes in from the line before it started! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:36:19 EST A library scavenger hunt with Tessa. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915464 Last tuesday, the library had a scavenger hunt. My granddaughter and I searched all over the library for the answers. There were a lot of entrants, but only 2 had the correct answers. She was one of them and she won first prize!!! A $50 gift certificate to a restaurant. Next week, her family and I will use it. GREAT JOB TESSA!!! Nanny loves you! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:14:16 EST Daughter is not feeling well. Hope tomorrow is a better day for her. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914225 Kelleigh has been having trouble with her stomach. Today she had more trouble with it than she normally does. I hope tomorrow she will feel much better. Her stomach might feel better if she had a better diet. She doesn't eat very well. She is a teenager and has decided she doesn't like certain foods. Unfortunately, the foods she has decided she doesn't like are the ones that are good for you, like fruits and veggies. I just need time to get her back on track. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:07:11 EST Helped build a greenhouse today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913675 My daughter bought a small greenhouse and I helped her build it today. She wants to try to grow some of her own vegetables. She bought organic seeds and wants to see if her own home grown veggies will taste different than store bought and if she thinks it's better to grow your own. Well, we'll see. It was a beautiful day to be outside. Todays high was 79 in CT. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:56:55 EST Had a great day out today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913135 Friday is my usual day of getting out of the house even if it just to window shop. 3 of my daughters and 4 of my grandchildren went with me. We bought a few things and had lunch together. Just a day of being together. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:18:44 EST AWANA derby race tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912647 I had 4 grandchildren race cars in the AWANA derby race tonight. It was very exciting for me! 3 of them won a trophy! Great job Tessa, Landon, and Makenzie!! Nanny is proud of you!!!! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:04:49 EST Great church day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910170 My daughter and I went to church this morning with my daughter and son-in-law that live in CT. Kelleigh and I are visiting my family in CT for a couple of weeks. I'm trying to stay on Sparkpeople while I'm gone. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:11:30 EST Great day yesterday at Mammoth cave. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908942 Yesterday, Kelleigh and I went to Mammoth Cave with my daughter Heidi and 2 of my granddaughters (one 4 year old and one 1 year old). We went on a 2 hour tour. We descended or inclined on 598 stairs. My daughter Kelleigh carried the baby on a front pack part of the way and Heidi carried her the rest of the way. We have been on some of these tours before, but every time we go, it is an awesome experience. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:16:58 EST Spring Break is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907432 Spring break is this week and my daughter and I are going to Connecticut. We will be gone until after Mother's Day. I will have fun with my 6 grandchildren and 2 daughters and Kelleigh will do school work starting next week. <BR> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:41:46 EST Rain more than half the day today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906629 I don't like when thunder and lightning accompany rain. When it's thundering I can't use my wifi. I unplug it so that the lightning does hit my PC. I've had that happen before and I don't want it to happen again. It's supposed to rain again tonight, so I need to get all my PC stuff done in a hurry. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 19:37:11 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906131 I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday. There was a great message about Christ's crucifixtion this morning in church. My daughter and I went to a church tonight that put on a play about Christ's life. This goes on every year and attracts lots of people. We like to go every year. It reminds us of what Christ did for us as sinners. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:19:05 EST The weekend is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905094 I have things planned for the weekend. My daughter and I will go to Tator Day in Benton, KY on Sat. morning, have lunch with some friends, do a little shopping, come home and clean up a bit, have supper, and then enjoy the Final Four on TBS, especially when Kentucky plays Wisconsin!!! I hope everyone else has a GREAT day! Sat, 4 Apr 2015 00:33:54 EST "Give thanks to the Lord, His faithful love endures forever!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904545 2 Chronicles 20:21b <BR> The Lord loves you no matter what you do. Ask for forgiveness and He will remember them as far as the east is from the west. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 00:56:17 EST Looks like my lawn needs to be mowed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902992 I enjoy every summer getting outside to mow my lawn. I went for a walk around my property today and noticed that my lawn is getting tall enough to mow. It's still a bit chilly outside though. I think I will wait until next week. I have to get outside to clean the yard up first. <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:41:02 EST A new day. A new week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902288 Last week was not a good week for me. I didn't do cardio exercise like I should have because I got some bad news on Saturday night and I wasn't feeling good Sunday or Monday. Tuesday I woke up with a headache and it lingered on until Wednesday. <BR> This week will be better because I put it all behind me and gave it to the Lord. Now it's on His shoulders to take care of. My Lord always takes care of me. Thank you to my Heavenly Father!! Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:53 EST The Kentucky Wildcats just won their 38th game. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901454 The CATS are playing awesomely this year!!! They just won their 38th game in the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament. They are on their way to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That game will be played on Saturday April 4th against Wisconsin. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:03:47 EST Report card day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900950 Today my exchange student brought home her 3rd nine weeks report card. And of course, she got all A's. She is doing very well here in America. Great job, Hoa!!! Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:41:36 EST Thank you to my Spark friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900029 I appreciate all the concerns, hugs, love, spark goodies, comments, and prayers for me. <BR> As my oldest daughter put it, "Mom, you need to find a new normal for your life." Remember the good things and take it 1 day at a time. My hurt and grief will go away in time. I don't know how much time and neither does anyone else. I have to live my life 1 day at a time. I will have good days and I will have bad days. I have given so much to God and have left it in His hands. I don't worry about any... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:27:11 EST 4th day not feeling well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899784 My life has taken a different turn since my husband passed away. I don't have many poeple that I can talk to about things that bother me. <BR> Saturday night I received some news that I wasn't expecting and I couldn't handle it. I cried a lot. I had a hard time falling asleep that night and had a bad day Sunday. I didn't want to talk to any one because I was afraid that if someone asked me how I was, I would start crying. It was a bad day all around on Sunday. I couldn't wrap myself around i... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:30:09 EST Progress report came this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898846 Usually it comes on a Monday. It was in my e-mail this morning. Her grades are up to par and she is 47.7% done with classes. Good job Kelleigh! I'm proud of you and love you! Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:08:42 EST Waiting for a progress report for my daughter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898269 The school sends me a progress report every other week. It gives me her grades and the % of how much she is done with her classes. Today is the day I get it and I'm waiting for it because she is supposed to be 50% done with all her classes. I am anxious to see if she is there. She has been behind and I have been helping her in any way I could to get her back on track. <BR> Now if I can just get her ahead and finished early. <BR> <em>288</em> <em>149</em> <em>150</em> <em>207</em>... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:37:39 EST Prayers for a better day tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897696 I'm not going to comment on my day. I'm just going to say it's an unspoken prayer request. Thanks to all my Spark friends that support me. I hope you all had a GREAT Sunday. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:10:08 EST First day of Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896582 It sure doesn't feel like the first day of Spring with the lower 50's and raining. Well, I guess with Spring, we are supposed to expect rain and lots of it for flowers to bloom and to get greener grass. <BR> Well, the weekend is supposed to bring temperatures in the 60's. Maybe I'll be able to get outside and wash my cars. And next week, get outside to walk. Enjoy your weekend everyone!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:18:28 EST 48 and light rain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895953 Todays high is 55. It's supposed to rain all day today and into Friday morning. I'm seeing the Spring (March) flowers popping up all over the place. They are beautiful and a sign of Spring. Warmer temperatures. YAY! <em>125</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:44:12 EST Kentucky will play Hampton tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m., http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895221 Hampton played Manhattan last night and Hampton won. Kentucky will play Hampton tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. on one of the major channels. GO CATS!!! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:54 EST Round 1 of the NCAA tournament starts today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894647 Round 1 is today and tomorrow on Tru-tv starting at 5:30 p.m. in case anyone is interested. Good luck to all 64 teams. And remember, it's just a game. Play your hearts out, but most of all, have lots of fun and enjoy yourselves!!! <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> <em>299</em> <em>299</em> <em>299</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:10:19 EST Round 2. The CATS play on Thursday at 8:40 p.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893981 The NCAA tournament starts on Tuesday with round 1. The Kentucky Wildcats play in round 2 on Thursday at 8:40 p.m. GO CATS!!! My family and I are rooting for you!!! <BR> <em>299</em> <em>299</em> <em>299</em> <em>299</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:23:26 EST The Kentucky Wildcats won the SEC tournament! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893575 <em>243</em> <em>299</em> <BR> They are ready for the NCAA tournament. Great job CATS!!! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:33:25 EST Kentucky is 33-0. They are playing in the SEC championship game tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892922 The Kentucky Wildcats have had a GREAT year so far. They were undefeated in the regular season at 31-0. They have won 2 games so far in the SEC tournament and they are playing in the championship game on Sunday. After that, they will play in the NCAA tournament. Great job CATS!!! <em>299</em> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:54:53 EST Daughter went to weekend camp with church. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892583 My daughter and my exchange student went to weekend camp at Jonathan Creek with the church youth group. I have tonight, all day tomorrow, and a few hours of Sunday by myself. A time I will thoroughly enjoy! Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:38:39 EST Daughter feeling better today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891816 Thanks for all the concerns for my daughter not feeling well yesterday. She is feeling better today. The home remedy I gave her worked. I thank God for me not having to take her to the Dr. and costing me money I didn't need to spend. Thank you Lord for the common sense you gave me! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:33:30 EST My daughter is not feeling good today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891038 Lord, I pray for my daughter to feel better. I pray that the home remedies will work so I don't have to take her to the doctor. Maybe she will feel better later on today so that we can go to church. Thank you for your blessings on me and my family. <em>521</em> <em>458</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:45:50 EST Rainy day, but NO snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890388 It's been raining since I woke up this morning. It's supposed to rain until the afternoon. I'm just glad it's not snow. The temperatures are steadily rising. Today we are in the high 50's and tomorrow and the rest of the week we are supposed to be in the 60's. Thank you Lord for Spring!! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:12:54 EST PC took a dive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889590 My PC took a dive, so I had to buy a new one. I'm not sure how Windows 8.1 works, but I will figure it out. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:57:42 EST Exercise is a tool for living your best life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888084 Sparkpeople says you should do cardio exercise at least 3 times a week. I do cardio 5 times a week and I feel good after I exercise. I feel energized and it gets me ready for the day. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:12:02 EST I've never seen this much snow in all the 18 years I have lived here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887542 We had a severe weather storm here in KY last night. I haven't measured the snow, but it is half way up my car. I have never seen this much snow in all the 18 years I have lived here!! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 20's today and tomorrow so the snow will stick around for a few days, but Saturday it should start melting because the temperatures are supposed to be in the 40's and climbing from there. Spring, where are you? <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:50:07 EST Thank you Spark friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886880 I am thanking my Spark friends for your support in my journey. I love reading my blogs, e-mail, and comments encouraging me to keep going. I enjoy getting Spark goodies. <BR> I also love giving my support to you in your journey such as, comments on your blogs, e-mailing you, comments on your page, and giving you Spark goodies. We are ALL supportive people on this site and the BEST motivation anyone can give or receive!! Have a GREAT day everyone. Happy Sparking!!! I love you all!!! <em... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:41:47 EST 50's today!! Yay!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886594 The temperature was as high as 58 today. The snow is almost melted. Tomorrow, the high is in the high 40's. Warmer weather is coming. I just can't believe the temps are going back down to below freezing on Thursday and Friday. The lows are going down to below 0. OOOO!! Cold!!! Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:38:20 EST Woke up with a headache this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885604 I didn't sleep very well last night. I was tired and falling asleep in my chair so I went to bed. It was only 9:30 p.m. I woke up about 1:30 a.m. to go to the bathroom and then I woke up about 4:40 a.m. because my sugar was too low. I went back to bed and when my alarm went off at 7 a.m. I turned it off and went back to sleep because I had a headache. It went off at 7:15 a.m. and I got up to start my day. <BR> After exercising, I drink something hot, took a VERY hot shower and letting the wa... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:50:45 EST Rain today. Not snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884956 Precipitation today! At least it's rain and not snow! I'm waiting for what we have on the ground to melt and for warmer weather. It will gradually get warmer and by Wed. we will be in the upper 50's, but back to freezing temperatures by Thursday with more snow. Maybe it won't be snow and if it is, it will melt fast. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:56:06 EST The snow is melting, but maybe some more next week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884013 Next week, the temperatures will be getting into the 60's, but a day or 2 later they will be back in the 30's with flurries. Spring, where are you? Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:27:51 EST The kids are back to school today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883266 The snow has either melted off the roads or a private owner of a snow plow has cleared the country roads enough for the buses to pick up the kids for school. My exchange student is HAPPY to be back to school!! After all, that's what she came here for. <BR> <em>288</em> <em>203</em> <em>387</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:08:09 EST I need to up my exercise time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882465 It's time to add more time to my exercising. I'm comfortable with the time I am spending now. Next week I will add 10 more minutes to my exercising on a daily basis. See how that works for about 2 weeks and then maybe add 10 more. <em>218</em> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:54:48 EST More snow on Wed. night and Saturday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881835 Really? In the 18 years I have been living here, I have NEVER seen this much snow in KY. I love it, but it's keeping the kids from going to school. There was only 1 snow day incorporated in the school calendar for this year. It's already been used. The kids had a snow day back in Nov. and the make up day was Feb. 13th. <BR> As of today, they have 6 days to make up. I got an e-mail saying they are hopeful for school to be in session tomorrow. They will use March 13th, which is a teacher work ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:52:53 EST Shoveling snow? No! It's ice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881166 I was going to shovel the snow away from my car and use that as my exercise today. I get out there with a shovel and tried to shovel the snow only to realize it was not moving because it was ice. I had to come in the house and exercise like I normally do. Oh well! At least I exercised today. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:01:41 EST My girls and I went to a revival this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880653 My church was closed due to inclement weather. My brother-in-law's church started a revival this morning. The Evangelist that spoke, I have heard before and I wanted to hear him again. We are going again tonight. The Evangelists son is preaching tonight. I can't wait!! I hope you all had somewhere to worship this morning. Stay safe and warm. If you are out, drive carefully. Love you all!!! Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:06:52 EST My car was stuck in the snow in my own yard. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880193 It started snowing here in KY on Sunday night. My 2 girls and I haven't been out of the house since then, so therefore my car hasn't been moved. The snow was high around my car and so much all over the car. My friend was nice enough to offer to help me get my car out of the snow just in case I NEEDED to go somewhere. I appreciated his help. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:23:15 EST Got my car out of the snow with the help of a friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879692 Thanks to Kevin and about 1 hour, we got my car out of the snow. My girls and I went to my sister-in-laws house for supper in the freezing rain. When we left there to come home, the roads were nothing but ice. I drove 20 mph all 7 miles. I called her to let her know I got home okay. I don't think I will be going anywhere tomorrow after the sleet, freezing rain, and more snow we are supposed to get tonight. I might even stay home from church depending on what the roads look like. I thank God I... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:42:38 EST Church closings because of bad weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878868 I guess I didn't explain myself well on yesterdays blog. My church was closed because of bad weather. There is more snow expected for my area on Friday. If the roads don't get plowed, then we probably won't have church on Sunday either. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:26 EST No church tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878438 I was looking forward to going to church tonight because of our new preacher. He conducts the Wednesday night Bible service like Sunday School. A question and answer session. I really missed not going to church tonight. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:20:23 EST