WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community September 25, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Great to hear from all of you! The races were over EARLY for a change last night. I got home around midnight. I did not get online at that time though because I was tired, and I knew I would quickly fall sound asleep at the computer. All of the cats were waiting for me. <BR> <BR> Sophie does like Kobe, and all she really wants is for him to play with her. She just goes about it the wrong way and comes on too aggressive. She doesn't bother the others much. ... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:51:28 EST September 24, 2016 (Saturday) Rushing (as usual) but I did want to thank all of you for your comments on my last blog. Sophie is pretty 'frisky' today. Kobe is just going to have to stand up for himself. He is much larger than her, but such a nice little boy that he doesn't seem to want to defend himself. Anyway, I gotta get going so I will check back in later tonight or tomorrow. Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:48:14 EST September 23, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. I picked Sophie up on Wednesday afternoon. She wasn't too happy on the ride home, and she made the first sounds that I have ever heard her make since the day that I found her in my yard. She was making small "Meows" then because she was only about 2 weeks old and scared. Since that time, she has made no sounds. She was surely making 'sounds' on the ride home, but once we got to the house, which is only about 4 mi... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:03:57 EST September 20, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. Your responses are very much appreciated. <BR> <BR> Sophie is staying overnight at the Animal Clinic. She was spayed early this morning. The vet called after the surgery and said she was in 'Recovery' and that she had done just fine. I sure miss her, and I will pick her up tomorrow afternoon. I hope I can keep her settled down for a day or two when she gets back home. She is usually a 'ball of energy,' but I hope she ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:58:09 EST September 18, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you all for your 'Hopes that it wouldn't rain last night!' It worked because it did NOT rain. Actually, I don't believe there had even been any rain in that area. It had rained in my area for a while, but nothing serious. Anyway, all went on as planned. <BR> <BR> Cut off in just a few minutes, so I am going to have to make this a quick post tonight. Getting ready for the week ahead. I hope yours is a GREAT ONE! <BR> <BR> Take care, and HUGS! <BR> Pam Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:52:50 EST September 17, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I am rushing today to get finished with all that I do on here before I leave for the race track. Misting rain, but as of right now, everything is going on as scheduled. I don't know if it is raining in West Memphis, but if things cancel, someone will let me know in advance...(I hope). Of course, we could get over there, get set up, and THEN it rain. That is the worst scenario. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope you all have... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:42:59 EST September 15, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Still nothing much going on around my house. Oh, Sophie will be spayed next Tuesday, so that is news! I have the option to pick her up in the afternoon or leave her overnight. All of my others stayed overnight, but there was no option then. That was normal procedure, and there is no extra fee for the overnight. I think I will leave her overnight mainly because they will be giving her at least two doses of antibiotic before I can get there on Wednesday. I have ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:13:24 EST Sptember 13, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for leaving responses on my last blog. It is almost cutoff time so I don't have much time to write. I really don't have anything important to write about, so I will just wish you all a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:27:42 EST September 12. 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments very much. Yes, I was glad to meet the little boy and his parents. They all seemed happy, and even though he had a long scar down the back of his head, he was playful and curious. <BR> <BR> Nothing much went on today, so I do not really have anything to write about. Nice weather today, and that's about it! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Tuesday! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 13 Sep 2016 02:44:18 EST September 11, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you for your responses on my last blog. All went OK at the race track. No rain, and I got to meet the little boy who had his "Wish" granted. He looked to be about 7 years old, and he had a smaller brother around 5 or 6. Both boys (and their parents) had a GREAT time! <BR> <BR> I got home around 1:00 AM, so it wasn't so bad. I was pretty alert all of the way home. <BR> <BR> I am getting out of here to get a little earlier start on my bedtime tonight. I hope you all had a GREA... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:08:06 EST September 10, 2016 (Saturday) Thank you for responding to my last blog. I really enjoy reading your comments. Thank you for the well wishes for Sophie and the 'Congratulations' to my son for his team winning the game. <BR> <BR> A rain shower just passed through my area, BUT I am located an hour away from the race track, so I don't know if it rained there or if it is raining there now. So, for now, the races are still ON! I won't leave for another hour, so unless I hear something in that hour, I will be heading on ove... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:40:20 EST September 9, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just got home a little while ago from my YMCA job. It was pretty busy there tonight with a Swim Team practice, a Water Aerobics class, a baby's swim class, and also a Special Olympics Swim Team practice all going on at the same time. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am glad that Porkie is doing better. I hope she continues to improve. I continue to keep her in my prayers. <BR> <BR> I have to schedule Sophie an appointment in the next few days to be spayed. She is 5 ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:33:25 EST September 8, 2016 (Thursday) Hello All! Good to hear from you, and thank you for your responses. Another day with nothing unusual happening. Everything went fine in the classes, and there was no drama <BR> <BR> There is a football game tomorrow evening, but I am skipping this one. I would have to miss working 4 hours in order to go. Since I missed 5 hours of work on Monday due to the holiday, I really think that I should go to work instead of the game. <BR> <BR> There is a 60% chance of rain on Saturday, so the... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:44:03 EST September 6, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and leaving responses on yesterday's blog. I am rushing tonight because of the early cut off. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I hope you and your husband can soon get your truck on the road. That is very low mileage, so it should last a long time. LESLIEJEAN, I like to keep 4 litter boxes available for the cats. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT Wednesday. I don't have anything out of the ordinary to do, so I am glad about that. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 01:20:41 EST September , 2016 (Monday - LABOR DAY) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog. The race track job went OK on Saturday night. There were quite a few in attendance, and the weather was cooperative...not too hot, and not cold. I got home around 1:00 AM, which is about the time I expect to get home. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, the couple came over and cut my grass. I was glad to see them since it has been awhile since they've stopped by and the grass was getting pretty tall. The guy, David, is the one wh... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 17:01:00 EST September 3, 2016 (Saturday) Off to the races! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 3 Sep 2016 14:40:21 EST September 2, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on last night's blog. I told my son that a lot of my SparkFriends said, "CONGRATULATIONS!" He said, "WHO?" <em>30</em> He knew whom I was talking about when I changed it to "My Online Friends." <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I hope Porkie is doing better now. I will keep Porkie in my thoughts and pray for a speedy recovery. <BR> <BR> Another busy day for me with 4 classes, and a 4 hour shift on the Fitness Floor at the YMCA. No rain in s... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 02:44:02 EST September 1, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I appreciate that you take the time to read and post a response. You are all so thoughtful. <BR> <BR> Busy day with 4 classes and 2 hours working the Fitness Floor at the YMCA. This evening the team that my son coaches in football played a game. THEY WON! The score was very close 35 to 34, so it was a very exciting game. He transferred to another school this year. This is great because it is only 10 minutes from ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:15:15 EST August 31, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. I am still catching up around here. I've deleted a lot of emails, but they still keep growing. <BR> <BR> LESLIE, it did rain Friday night, but I don't know if that caused the problem. I don't even know where the 'line' that was mentioned is located. All of that is in a wooded area which surrounds my front yard. <BR> <BR> I really don't have anything of importance to talk about tonight. I just wanted to read your com... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:51:14 EST August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) WHERE HAVE I BEEN? <BR> <BR> Let me tell you! Last Friday night while I was online, I lost my connection to the Internet. I tried all that I knew how to do, and I got no results. Since it was late, I went on to bed, and I assumed it would be up and running on Saturday morning. But NOOOOOOOOO! Not only was my Internet still out but also my landline phones weren't working either. My cell phone doesn't work in the house anyway, so it was no good. <BR> <BR> After 3 calls where I had to wa... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:24:23 EST August 24, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your nice comments on my last blog. My friend's son took their kitten to the vet today. She still says it is a male, and I am guessing the vet verified that information today. He got his first round of shots. He has a name now, but I can't remember what she named him. Striker or something like that. <BR> <BR> Poor Sophie had to be in 'Time Out' several times tonight. She behaves very badly with Kobe, and he is scared of her. She continues to sc... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:03:55 EST August 23, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. You are all so thoughtful. Nothing much going on around here. Just the same stuff that goes on daily. <BR> <BR> My friend's son brought home a stray kitten a few days ago. To HER house, not mine! <em>198</em> He found it somewhere, and brought it home with the promise of doing all of the care and paying the expense (he's 21) of having the kitten. Anyway, the kitten looks just like Sophie! They haven't taken it to ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:38:59 EST August 20, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last very short blog. NO RACES TODAY! Too much rain. and an 80% chance of rain for today. So, I am going to nap for a while in a few minutes, and both of my sons and I are going to a restaurant for dinner. <BR> <BR> The paint job on the truck has been delayed until we have a day with sunshine. I am OK with that because I want it done 'right' when it is done. <BR> <BR> I Hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! Take care, and keep in... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:02:21 EST August 18,2016 (Thursday) Have a GREAT FRIDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:57:54 EST August 17, 2016 (Wednesday) Have a GREAT THURSDAY ALL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:59:21 EST August 16, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. We may not have the races this weekend since there is rain predicted for all week and a 90% chance of rain on Saturday. It rained most of today and a lot yesterday, too. Of course, all of that could change, like the 80% chance of rain for last Saturday when it did not rain at all. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> When I tripped a couple of weeks ago, the earpiece on one side of my new glasses was bent. I took the... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:31:48 EST August 14, 2016 (Sunday) Well, it did not rain at the race track, but it rained every place else. The owner was so sure that it would rain out the races that 'NO RAIN' caught him off guard. There was a mad rush at the last minute to get the supplies for the concession stand and also the beer stand. Anyway, that all worked out since everything was delayed for an hour right after the gates opened due to a power outage. It wasn't dark by that time, so the lights weren't missed too much, but we were unable to use the... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 02:49:00 EST August 13, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I appreciate that you each take the time to read and comment. <BR> <BR> Looking like rain, but no rain yet, so races are ON for today. The weather may be different over there which is one hour away from where I live. It sure looks like rain here. <BR> <BR> Anyway, there is still a couple of hours before I have to leave, so maybe it will rain over there before I leave. I will have to wait and see. <BR> <BR> Rushing,... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:42:33 EST August 12, 2016 (Friday) Hello All, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. <BR> <BR> Actually, SPOKENWORD, I do not have any photos of Sophie or any of my cats other than Cricket on my page. I DO have a fancy phone, but I am not very good at using it. I didn't buy it. My son gave it to me for Mother's Day. I was happy with my old flip phone that you teased me about. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Yes, Sophie eats the BIG cat's food, and I see them eating the Kitten food that I pour out ... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:04:06 EST August 10, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. Sophie's vet visit went well. She doesn't have to go back until she is spayed in a few weeks. When I got her at age 3 weeks, she weighed 3/4 pound. Now at 4 months, she weighs a little over 4 pounds. The vet says she is thriving. I told him that I was trying to do everything 'right' for her, but she sometimes totally ignores her 'kitten food' and loads up on the BIG cat's food. He said that was normal in households ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:48:56 EST August 9, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello All, <BR> <BR> Nice hearing from you, and thank you for commenting on my last blog. I am in here a little earlier tonight, but I really do not have anything of importance to talk about. <BR> <BR> Sophie goes back to the vet tomorrow for her last round of shots. She was scheduled to go a couple of weeks ago, but that was when she was having that upset stomach. I still took her in for that, but she did not get her shot because of the stomach problems. She took an antibiotic for a w... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 23:49:30 EST August 8, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for all of those sweet comments about my fall. I am OK. I do have quite an ugly black eye, but it isn't bothering me (until I look in the mirror). <em>40</em> The scrapes are all bandaged, and they will clear up in time. <BR> <BR> There is 4 minutes until cutoff for the day, so I should finish this quickly. I've just read all of your comments, and I wanted to be sure to let you all know how much I appreciate your concern. Thank You! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 02:57:40 EST August 7, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your responses on my yesterday's blog. Thank you for hoping that I would get 'lots of tips.' The tips were OK, BUT it was a very long night. It was 4:00 AM when I got back to the house. That is the latest it has ever been, although I do remember getting home at 3:00 AM once a year or so ago. It mostly depends on how many cars are there to race in each class. Last night there were A LOT of cars racing in each class, so it took A LOT longer than... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 01:41:39 EST August 6, 2016 (Saturday) No rain in sight, so I am 'Off to the Races!' It's OK, just a long day and a long night. It is a BIG race though, so the tips should be pretty good. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> THANK YOU to all who commented on my yesterday's blog. I hope you are having a GREAT SATURDAY, and that your SUNDAY is EVEN BETTER! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:21:29 EST August 5, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. It is always good to hear from each of you. <BR> <BR> Yes, school begins on Monday for the children, but the teachers have been there all of this week. LESLIE, my son teaches Algebra I and II, and he coaches football. <BR> <BR> Still very hot here. I think there is about a 50% chance of rain for tomorrow. Since we missed last Saturday, I really need for it NOT to rain tomorrow. I had dropped the Collisi... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 01:02:27 EST August 4, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. LESLIE, I haven't been writing as frequently as I once was writing. That could be why you haven't gotten notices. I am trying to get online a little earlier each night, but I haven't been too successful. <BR> <BR> Very HOT today, but all football players made it OK during the practice. Since school hasn't started yet, the team met at 6:30 AM for their practice. School begins on Monday, so they will have to practice in ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 01:26:50 EST August 2, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Last chance to blog before the cutoff. Very HOT here! Heat index for tomorrow is around 110 degrees. My son and the football team will practice in the morning starting at 7:00 AM due to the extreme heat predicted for later in the day. I remember when he was in high school and playing football that he got way too hot practicing in the afternoon. He suffered from heat exhaustion and had to be rushed to the doctor. Hopefully, practice at 7:00 AM will avoid this h... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 02:55:40 EST August 1, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank You for your comments on my last blog. Nothing newsworthy to talk about today. That is a good thing though. That means I had no drama in my life today. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:46:48 EST July 30, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just now getting back to my last blog which was this past Sunday. Actually, I have been falling asleep too early to get in here and even finish logging in everything. I can't begin to remember how many days that I have skipped doing the Trivia Questions. Quite a few, I am sure. <BR> <BR> The truck repairs are coming along. The mechanic is going to fix the air conditioner while he has it there. So that will be good. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am glad BLOCKER is d... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:52:11 EST July 24, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading my last blog and for your responses. I wish I had more time to be on SparkPeople each day and not feel the need to have to 'rush' so. Although it looked like rain when I arrived at the race track, it stayed dry for the entire event. I did hear the announcement made several times that 'rain was in the area' and the alerts for the 'next class of cars to be ready!' It was over around midnight, and I was at home by 1:00 AM. <BR> <BR> My mecha... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:32:46 EST July 23, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Rushing in before leaving for the race track. RAIN in the area, but so far the races are still ON! I hope we do not get there, and then have to leave. Not much time to write. I have read your responses to my last blog, but it was earlier this week. I will get back to that when I have more time to write. I do thank you all for reading and commenting on my blogs. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT SATURDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:23:54 EST July 19, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your responses on my last blog. I am very far behind in writing. I think that wreck occupied so much of my thought processing that it slowed me down in all other areas. Anyway, after pondering on what to do, I did give my friend, the mechanic/handyman, the OK to fix my truck. He said it wouldn't be too much to it. He's done my vehicle repairs for a couple of years, and I trust him enough to know that if it can be fixed, he can do it. His 'r... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:00:59 EST July 17, 2016 (Sunday) Rushing to get here before cutoff. Have a GREAT WEEK! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:49:59 EST July 15, 2016 (Friday) Thank you for your kind comments on my last blog. I have more to say but the cutoff is in 8 minutes, so I will close for now, and be back later. <BR> <BR> HUGS and Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> Pam Sat, 16 Jul 2016 02:52:35 EST July 14, 2016 (Thursday) Sorry for the delay in writing. Actually, for the past few days, I have been falling asleep in my recliner and not waking up until after the cutoff. That really aggravates me because I always like to do all that I want to do on here each day. <BR> <BR> My last blog was about going to the races. Here is how it went. Workers begin arriving at noon. Those are the people who cook the food for the concession stand, and those who get the track ready. The next group (including me) gets there... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:38:21 EST July 9, 2016 (Saturday) Not ONE drop of rain, so the races are ON! I am out of here shortly, so have a GREAT WEEKEND, ALL! <BR> <BR> HUGS and THANK YOU for all that you do! <BR> <BR> Pam Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:11:23 EST July 8, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my blog of yesterday. Still nothing going on around here today. It was uneventful, as usual. I can't really say boring, because I am always busy, but nothing went on that was interesting enough to write about. I try to keep my life as 'drama free' as possible. I do know people who thrive on 'drama.' I am NOT one of those people. <BR> <BR> No rain today, but I see there is something like a 60% chance for tomorrow. So as of ri... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 23:38:31 EST July 7, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses to my Wednesday blog. Nothing at all happened today that is important enough to write about. I guess to most, I lead a very dull and boring life. <em>24</em> Actually, I do! However, I like it like that. So to me, it isn't dull and boring at all. There just isn't anything exciting enough to write about. <BR> <BR> So, I will wish all of your a wonderful evening and a FANTASTIC FRIDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 7 Jul 2016 20:37:13 EST July 6, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> So good to hear from you in your comments. MORTICIA, I am so glad that Blocker is doing well. I hope she will continue to improve. <BR> <BR> I see that rain is predicted for Saturday. I will have to see if that affects the races in any way. I could use a day here at the house to get caught up on things. I was OFF on Monday, but my sons were here, and we were gone for a few hours that afternoon, so I actually got less done around here than when I work a lot of ... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 01:11:22 EST July 4, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my last blog. I do appreciate that each of you stops by and leaves a comment. <BR> <BR> Nothing really special happened around here today. It was cloudy and rainy off and on, so not a great day for being outside. Both of my sons were here, and we went to a restaurant for dinner. My youngest son brought a friend along, and that was fun. <BR> <BR> Now the fireworks display that our city has each year is going on. It is about ... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 22:31:44 EST