WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community May 29, 2015 (Friday) Another rainy day. The outdoor pool at the Y had to close and reopen several times due to the heavy downpours. The races are already canceled for tomorrow, due to the heavy rain today, and an 80% chance of more rain in the early AM hours on Saturday. So there have been only TWO nights of racing during April and May, and there were races schedules every Saturday night in both of those months. <BR> <BR> Guess I will have another Saturday of teaching a class and coming home and sleeping most... Fri, 29 May 2015 23:31:53 EST May 28, 2015 (Thursday) Rushing in again tonight. I do hope everyone has a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND. Rain predicted, but I will have to wait and see because it has mostly been scattered showers. So who knows when and where the 'scattered' showers will fall. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 29 May 2015 01:11:00 EST May 27, 2015 (Wednesday) Thank you all of the 'Wonderful Wednesday' comments. It has been a 'Wonderful' day, even though it did rain for much of the morning. No rain now, only cloudy. I think rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week. I will have to see how it affects the races for the weekend. I'm OK either way. No rain, I go to the race track, and if there is very much rain, I get some time OFF. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Let's all have a TERRIFIC THURSDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 27 May 2015 18:08:46 EST May 26, 2015 (Tuesday) Busy day, and I am late getting to Spark People. I will just wish you all a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY and start getting things logged in. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 26 May 2015 22:33:58 EST May 25, 2015 (Monday) I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. I had the one Zumba class at the YMCA. That was a lot of fun. After the class, I came home and slept for a while. My sister, Kay, who has a pool usually has people over on Memorial Day. Since today was cool, cloudy, and rainy, she skipped it this year. That was fine with everyone, because the weather was so 'yucky.' <BR> <BR> My son, the teacher, is out of school, so we can sleep in a little later. Next week he will begin teaching geometry i... Mon, 25 May 2015 20:34:26 EST May 24, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on my blog of yesterday. Heavy rain right now, and more predicted for most of this week. I don't think tomorrow is going to be a very nice day for those who have planned events outside. <BR> <BR> Last night went just fine at the race track. It was over by 11:30 PM which is good, since it takes another hour to clean up and get out of there and then another hour to get home. I am always so ready to get home. I don't like that long drive h... Sun, 24 May 2015 20:19:03 EST May 23, 2015 (Saturday) <em>105</em> <em>226</em> OFF to the Races! Nice day, a little cloudy, but sun starting to peek through. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT SATURDAY and a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 23 May 2015 12:11:59 EST May 22, 2015 (Friday) Rushing again tonight. I haven't been long very long, and this is the first time that I have been online today. So I have quite a bit of catching up to do. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for responding to my yesterday's blog. It was much nicer today; not COLD like yesterday. It is supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow. It will be OK at the races until late in the evening. I stay so busy there that I probably won't even get cold, BUT I am taking the heater. No, they do not furnish heaters. ... Sat, 23 May 2015 01:18:07 EST May 21, 2015 (Thursday) Another long day, but not quite as long as yesterday. No rain in site although it has turned cool, so for now, and unless we get heavy rain (which is not predicted), the races are ON for Saturday. I will have to take my portable heater unless it warms up a lot tomorrow. I still have to go out and get groceries tonight, so I should get going. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful long weekend for those who will have a long weekend, and thank your comments on yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 21 May 2015 21:24:05 EST May 20, 2015 (Wednesday) Just about a full day of work from 8:30 AM until 9:00 PM. Add two hours of driving time, and that is a very long day. Anyway, it was a good and fun day...just long. I am very tired now, but I did want to say "Have a GREAT THURSDAY!" <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 21 May 2015 02:11:13 EST May 19, 2015 (Tuesday) OK Everyone, IF the 'housework fairy' ever visits me, I will definitely put in a good word for all of you. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> Tue, 19 May 2015 22:53:08 EST May 18, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses. Nothing much going on around here. I just got home from my evening work. I am trying to get everything logged in before I start working on my nightly housework. I was hoping the 'housework fairy' <em>188</em> would surprise me and drop in today, but no such luck. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT TUESDAY! Talk to you later. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> Mon, 18 May 2015 22:34:14 EST May 17, 2015 (Sunday) Rain again today, but only scattered showers. I guess it depends on where one is located. It rained here earlier this morning, and more is predicted here and/or in other areas. Just have to wait and see. <BR> <BR> The good news for no rain is predicted for Friday or Saturday, so maybe we will get to have the second races of the season. I think it is 6 weekends that have been rained out. So I know everyone will be glad to get back to racing. <BR> <BR> Nothing much going on around he... Sun, 17 May 2015 18:50:37 EST May 16, 2015 (Saturday) More rain today, and more rain on the way tonight. I believe you are correct, WILLOW! I don't think April did get the memo stating, "Your showers are to be OUT OF HERE once May arrives!" <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND, ALL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 16 May 2015 18:37:58 EST May 15, 2015 (Friday) More rain, so no races tomorrow. Sooner or later, I am guessing the rain will stop. Hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 16 May 2015 01:56:31 EST May 14, 2015 (Thursday) Well...The Grizzlies lost the game tonight. Now the Warriors are 3 and the Grizzlies are 2. There will be another game tomorrow night, and if the Grizzlies lose again, they are out of it. If they win, there will be the 7th and final game on Sunday night. The game tomorrow night is here, and Sunday's game (if needed) will be at the Warriors stadium. There will be NO NEED for a game 7 if the Grizzlies play as poorly tomorrow night as they played last night. Of course the Warriors are the ... Fri, 15 May 2015 00:23:43 EST May 13, 2015 (Wednesday) I learned a little more about my phone today, although I still know very little. No time to work with it tonight because I have just gotten home. I want to do all of my logging in here, and then watch the Grizzlies in the NBA playoff games. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your comments, and I hope you have a GREAT evening and a TERRIFIC Thursday. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 13 May 2015 22:16:44 EST May 12, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I love your comments about your phones. I am about the same as everyone else who responded. I have house phones that I prefer to use when at home, and I don't like to use the phone much when I am driving because I find that I am driving way under the speed limit when I talk on the phone. <BR> <BR> I showed the phone to one of my friends today, and I told her that I really didn't know much about it. She said, "Find a fifth or sixth grade kid, and I am sure they... Tue, 12 May 2015 22:23:58 EST May 11, 2015 (Monday) <em>334</em> Looks like most of us are on the same page about the 'fancy smancy' phones. This one is an I-Phone 6, supposedly the latest and greatest one around. Of course in a month or two, there will be an even GREATER one around. I did answer a call on it today, so I have mastered answering phone calls (or at least ONE phone call). <BR> <BR> What I think I will love about it is downloading music to use in my Zumba classes. Of course I don't know how to do any of that YET! Also, ... Mon, 11 May 2015 17:18:33 EST May 10, 2015 (Mother's Day) HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I hope everyone had a GREAT DAY. I had a very good day. I had two classes and after that I had dinner with my son and his girlfriend. We had planned to take his paddle boat on the lake, but it was looking like rain. We decided to save that for another time. He only lives about 4 miles from me, so I could visit there a lot IF I didn't work so many hours each week. Anyway, it was nice visiting there today. <BR> <BR> My youngest son gave me a new phone that is way too... Sun, 10 May 2015 23:48:48 EST May 9, 2015 (Saturday) Thank you for your responses to my yesterday's blog. Thank you for the Happy Mother's Day wishes. A lot of rain this morning, so the races are canceled for today. The sun came out this afternoon, but the rain was so heavy earlier today that the track is too muddy for racing. It's OK, maybe next weekend. <BR> <BR> Nothing special going on today, but tonight the Grizzlies are playing a home game in the second round of the playoffs. I plan to watch that, and I am hoping they will win. <B... Sat, 9 May 2015 17:18:16 EST May 8, 2015 (Friday) This week just flew by! No rain until today, and it was short-lived, so as of now the races are on for tomorrow. There is a 50% chance of rain in the early morning hours tomorrow, so I will have to wait and see if the rain actually occurs. <BR> <BR> Nothing new or exciting going on, just the 'same old, same old' but still never a dull moment. Lots of classes and lots of work on the fitness floor. <BR> <BR> I hope all of you who are MOMS have a GREAT Mother's Day! My oldest son has i... Fri, 8 May 2015 23:20:32 EST May 4, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my blog of yesterday. It was another beautiful day, and while nothing out of the ordinary took place, the warmer temperatures and the bright sunshine made it a very FANTASTIC Day! Hoping YOUR day was FANTASTIC, too. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 5 May 2015 00:46:10 EST May 3, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> The first racing event is behind us, and it went very well. The weather was great, and there were a lot of people in attendance. So, I am glad to get that first night at the races behind me. <BR> <BR> Today was also beautiful, and it looks like it will be nice all week. Busy week, but beautiful weather makes things go so much better. <BR> <BR> I hope your weekend was great and that your week is even better. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sun, 3 May 2015 20:54:02 EST May 1, 2015 (Friday) No rain this week or in the forecast, so there will be racing tomorrow. I won't be around much from now until the early hours on Sunday morning, SO have a GREAT weekend all! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 1 May 2015 16:58:53 EST April 28, 2015 (Tuesday) The day was filled with classes and a 3.5 hour shift on the Fitness Floor. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Keeps me busy. Rain was predicted for today, but we did not get any rain in this area. Too chilly though for this time of year. Spring is officially here, but we've only had a few days that I can remember where the weather was spring-like. Hope we soon get the warmer weather. <BR> <BR> I am rushing tonight in order to get it all done before maintenance on the site begins. Ha... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:34:45 EST April 26, 2015 (Sunday) I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK! No rain predicted here this week, except on Tuesday, so for now it looks like the racing will go on next weekend. <BR> <BR> Busy week for me, but that's nothing new. Take care all! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:39:36 EST April 25, 2015 (Saturday) Another Saturday OFF because it rained out the races again. This is the 4th week that the track was supposed to open. Due to rain, it hasn't happened YET! Maybe next weekend. <BR> <BR> It has been a busy week, so I really don't mind the time off. I am sure the drivers and many of the workers are growing tired of the cancellations, however, it is a dirt track, and heavy rain turns it into a mud track. <BR> <BR> Other than the rain, our weather has been OK with the first part of the w... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:46:54 EST April 19, 2015 (Sunday) Thank you all for responding to my yesterday's blog. I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:53:59 EST April 18, 2015 (Saturday) No more work for me today! WOOHOO! I am off for the rest of the day! Although there are a lot of things that need to be done around the house, I probably won't do them. I have grown to be OK with that. I mean who wants to spend a rare afternoon OFF, working????? <BR> <BR> Some of you may remember that about a year ago, a young couple (he is a mechanic) 'rescued' me one night when my truck was pouring out fluids at a gas station. He fixed my truck the next day, and had me back on the ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:04:14 EST April 17, 2015 (Friday) I have already gotten the word that the races are canceled for tomorrow evening. That is OK with me. We didn't get rain here today but it was dark and cloudy all day. It takes a few 'dry' days for the track to be ready for racing, but I think it rained some in that location with rain expected both here and there for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Busy week this week with a lot of hours on the Fitness Floor. More of the same next week. I am looking forward to only one class tomorrow. <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:30:56 EST April 15, 2015 (Wednesday) More rain this afternoon and evening. We are getting our share of those 'April Showers.' Busy day, but a fun and good day. Can't complain. Hope you are having a great week. Nothing new going on here that I can think of writing about. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:06:05 EST April 13, 2015 (Monday) Real cloudy all day and thunderstorms tonight. I see on the weather forecast for the next few days that rain is predicted. We may not get to open the race track this weekend if the weather forecast is correct. No way to know until Friday or Saturday. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well. I don't really have anything to talk about tonight other than this heavy rain that is falling right now. I have a leak in one bedroom that drips a little when it rains this hard. I need a new roof... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:19:01 EST April 11, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I haven't had much time to 'talk' on here this week, BUT I am FREE for the rest of the day. Last weekend and also this weekend, the races have been canceled due to rain. No rain today, but since the track is dirt, a heavy rain on Thursday or Friday can cause cancellation. There was a heavy rain over there (an hour away from where I live) on Friday morning, so the Grand Opening of the race track for this season has bee... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:51:33 EST April 8, 2015 (Wednesday) Busy week, but being so busy causes the week to 'fly' by. I hope your week has been GREAT! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:54:14 EST April 5, 2015 (EASTER Sunday) HAPPY EASTER Everyone! I hope your day is filled with MANY BLESSINGS! <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> Weekend Wrap Up: We DID get the taxes done!!!!! <em>218</em> <em>244</em> <BR> I am surely glad that my son understand all of that 'mumbo jumbo' because I surely do NOT understand very much of it at all. Anyway, we want to look at all of it again, and get it off next weekend. Now don't get me wrong, it is ALL DONE!!!! but nothing wrong with ch... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 15:13:06 EST April 3, 2015 (Friday) First series of races scheduled for tomorrow but, RAINED OUT! I am glad we were notified today instead of hearing about the canceled races tomorrow. Now all I have scheduled for tomorrow is one class. I still gotta meet up with my son so that we can do my income tax. We BOTH dread that. I guess that is why we keep putting it off. However, we MUST do the taxes either tomorrow or on Sunday. The Y is closed for Easter, so I don't have to work this Sunday. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 01:29:05 EST March 29, 2015 (Sunday) Our snow didn't amount to much, just a few flakes fell every so often. Still, it is time for SNOW to be history. It is SPRING, and it is NOT supposed to snow in SPRING. Today was not bad, not sunny, but not too cold. Warm weather predicted for this week. That is GREAT news since the race track opens next weekend. The OFF season has flown by. I am doing more work now than I have ever done while the racing season was going on. I hope I can keep doing all that I am doing in addition to a... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:16:24 EST March 28, 2015 (Saturday) Surely that was NOT SNOW that I saw falling from the sky today! Can you believe it?!!!! Well yeah, in this area, we CAN believe it! Even though we've had recent days in the high 70's, that doesn't mean we won't still see snow occasionally. It isn't snowing now, and actually it was only 'light' snow, but it has happened on and off throughout the day. It is cold, but not cold enough for the snow to cause a concern at this time. <BR> <BR> OK, so we have gotten our wish of SPRING arriving... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:46 EST March 25, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for responding to my last blog. Nothing of interest (that you haven't heard before) has gone on since I last posted here. Oh, Aunt Juanita seems to be doing REALLY WELL! She can walk now without the use of a walker. She says she is almost ready to get back to teaching her line dance classes. She may be mentally ready, but I don't think she is quite physically ready at this time. With her positive attitude, she might get there pretty soon though. ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:31:52 EST March 22, 2015 (Sunday) THANK YOU all for responding to my last blog. It has been an OK day, although we've had light rain all day. That was OK with me though because I am so thankful that it wasn't snow. Of course with the weird weather that we have in this area, we might STILL get another snow, although none has been predicted or talked about. <BR> <BR> Busy week for me, but I will get here as often as I can. I hope you ALL have a GREAT WEEK! Take care, and BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals. <BR> ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:06:43 EST March 21, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Been a week since I've posted anything. I've had so much going on that my Spark Time has been limited. I've done everything that I need to do for the two teams that I co-lead, and I have done other things, but not much of anything that was my own personal stuff. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well. Spring finally arrived, and it has been nice enough weather. I have been working a lot of hours in the morning, afternoon, and nights, and that is what has taken up ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:54:16 EST March 15, 2015 (Sunday) THANK YOU ALL for your responses to my last blog. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who procrastinates on getting all of the information done for the taxes. I keep everything together all year long, so that is a good start, BUT now it has to be broken down. Since teaching exercise classes is considered a "Business" I have to break a lot of things down (a gazillion receipts) into categories. THAT is what takes so long and keeps me moving slowly towards completion. I wouldn't fe... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:51:11 EST Saturday (March 14, 2015) Just checking in real quick because I have to get caught up on so many things on here that I have not had time to do this week. It has been a very busy week for me, (but aren't they all?) <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well, and that you are having a GREAT WEEKEND! I have several projects that I want to get done this weekend, but I don't know if I will get around to doing all of them. They mostly involve paperwork that I need to get caught up on ( such as organizing e... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19:01:01 EST March 10, 2015 (Tuesday) Thank you all for your comments. It sounds like things may be warming up in most of your areas, as well. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA...I am so sorry to hear about the passing of BUN. I know how close you are to your fur babies, and I know you will miss her very much. So sad to lose a sweet pet. I still miss my Cricket so much. <BR> <BR> Take care ALL, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:49:14 EST Monday, March 9, 2015 Hello Everyone, Thank you for commenting on my Saturday's blog. Things have happened since that time. Sunday was unseasonably warm, and the ice on "THE HILL" melted. What a relief. When I left around noon for my classes, it was still somewhat icy, but when I returned around 5:00 PM, it was 95% clear. The sun had been shining for several hours, and the temperature was in the 60's, so "THE HILL" got back to normal. I got to drive up to the house for the first time since Wednesday. <BR>... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:19:15 EST Saturday (March 7, 2015) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments. I think we are ALL ready for spring! MRS_TOAD, I am sorry about the frozen downspout that will again have to be replaced. Ice and snow make things so inconvenient. I have to allow an extra 20 minutes before leaving in order to get down "THE HILL," and I hate the walk up "THE HILL" in the evenings when it is dark. I also have to travel 'light' and I usually have several bags that I carry with me each day. Now I only carry one bag be... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:58:00 EST Friday, (March 6, 2015) Rushing in here with my today's blog. The driveway and our street are still frozen, but we were both able to get out today. I got to work all of my classes except one, so I still got in an 8 hour day. Thank you all for your comments. The snow is melting, but it will still be a day or two (maybe longer) before we can get up "THE HILL." That's OK as long as I can get up my street and on my way to work. Saturday is supposed to be warmer, and I am hoping most of the snow will melt. We had ... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 02:40:38 EST March 5, 2015 (Thursday) Here I am, SNOWED IN again. We got about 6 or so inches of snow on top of a couple of inches of ice. Very beautiful sight, but oh so hazardous and inconvenient. With the below temperatures during the day, and single digits in the evening, I don't believe any of it will go anywhere today. I have slept most of the day, and later I will make the 'journey' to the bottom of "THE HILL" to see what my street is like. My son made it home from work last night, so he is here too. I don't know if... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:10:42 EST March 4, 2015 (Wednesday) Freezing rain and sleet for the past 7 hours or so, and SNOW on the way around midnight. Most everything for tomorrow already canceled, and I am sure the rest will cancel when I see what happens overnight. So ready to be done with this weather. I know a lot of you feel the same way. <BR> <BR> Stay safe, and stay warm. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:17:38 EST