WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 July 2, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on last night's blog. RACE DAY today, so I have to make this short in order to get out of here in a short time. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND, and a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 2 Jul 2016 12:45:21 EST July 1, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your sweet comments and well wishes for Sophie. She is back to herself now....full of energy and her limp is gone. I thought her weakness and limp were most likely due to the shot, especially when the vet felt the same way. Great seeing her running, jumping, and aggravating the BIG cats again. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> MORTICIA...I will continue to keep BLOCKER in my prayers. It is so hard when our pets are sick. I hope she is soon better and bac... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 02:53:29 EST June 30, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just got through deleting almost 500 emails, so now I am down to about 2300. None of those deleted were anything important, just junk and/or Spam. <BR> <BR> Sophie had a good vet visit. She has gained up to 3 and a half pounds. She got another shot, and was hungry and frisky when we got back to the house. She was fine the two hours that I was here before I left for work. When I got home three hours later, she did NOT run to greet me as she has always done. ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:42:29 EST June 28, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My computer is really S-L-O-W tonight. It has taken FOREVER to get things logged in. I have been here way too long to not have accomplished much at all. <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding on my last blog. This has been an OK week with nothing out of the ordinary occurring. It has been extremely hot, but I think the next few days are supposed to be a little cooler. <BR> <BR> Sophie goes to the vet tomorrow for what I think will be the last of the ... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:37:06 EST June 26, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you for your comments yesterday. The race track job went just fine. I got home around 1:00, so it .sit wasn't too I am rushing, so I will just say "HAVE A GREAT WEEK!" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:54:41 EST June 25, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my last blog. Yes, Sophie is doing better while playing with me, however, she still likes to 'pop' at the BIG cats. I don't think she is hurting any of them, she just wants to get their attention and get them to play with her. She goes to the vet on Wednesday for another check up and shot. She has grown more, but I am not sure if she has gained much or any weight. Her body and legs have gotten longer. She is eating dry food now ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:47:48 EST June 22, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments on my last blog. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA....I sure will continue to keep Blocker and Porkie in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they are both soon doing much better. <BR> <BR> Sophie did really well today while playing. Not much scratching or biting. She is learning that I am not going to play with her if she does that. That is the message I am trying to send to her. <BR> <BR> Almost cutoff, so I am out of here. Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:45:02 EST June 21, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! Mine was OK, being totally uneventful except for my usual things that I do every day. Still very hot, and no rain expected the last time that I checked the week's weather. <BR> <BR> Sophie is being taught to NOT BITE or SCRATCH. She went from being the sweet little thing that I could cuddle to a 'wild and crazy biting and scratching machine.' I don't remember any of my other cats doing that when they were kittens, but I've never ... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:21:52 EST June 20, 2016 (Monday) Rushing in again. I appreciate your kind responses on my last blog. Actually, it was an OK night at the race track. It was over around 11:00 PM, but it still takes about an hour to get everything together to leave. Still, over at 11:00 is much better than over at 1:00 AM, so I was OK with it. <BR> <BR> We've had several days of really hot weather. I am not complaining about it, but quite a few people are already wishing for fall. NOT ME! I like it hot. I think we are supposed to get... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:52:01 EST June 18, 2016 (Saturday) Rushing around. RACE DAY! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:52:32 EST June 15, 2016 (Wednesday) We had a lot of HEAVY rain late this afternoon and evening. Since it is still early in the week, I do not think it will affect the races on Saturday unless there is more rain tomorrow or Friday. Our temperatures are supposed to be in the 90's so that should dry the track. I really don't know much about the race track because they do put water on it each Saturday, so light rain is probably welcome. Who knows? I do not. I am still learning something new each year that I work there. <BR> ... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:59:49 EST June 14, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my blog of yesterday. MORTICIA...I am sure I would love Porkie and Blocker. I have never seen a chinchilla in real life, only in online photos. They are very cute. <BR> <BR> We had a few showers today, but nothing serious. Just 10 - 15 minutes of rain, and then the sun would come out again. <BR> <BR> I taught my 4 classes today and worked 2 hours in the Wellness Center. That is about all that I did. Nothing out of the ordinary h... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:21:36 EST June 13, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. I really appreciate all of your comments. <BR> <BR> I do not have much to talk about tonight. My day was my usual Monday with 5 classes to teach, and a few errands to run. <BR> <BR> It is getting really warm around here, but I like it that way, so I am not complaining. I do worry a little about those (including both of my sons) who are working outside in the heat. My oldest son is a heating and air conditioning techni... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:48:19 EST June 12, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It has been a week since I've gotten on here with more than a few minutes left to log everything in for the day. This past week was so busy that by the time I finished doing my 'day' stuff, I was so worn out that I could barely stay awake. Thank you all for continuing to leave supportive comments. I wrote about 'things' in the blog that disappeared, so I don't remember what I've told you and what I haven't. I don't really think that I have told you anything abou... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:06:57 EST June 11, 2016 (Saturday) Again RUSHING! Off to the races. Hope to have a little more time tomorrow to write! Thank you all for your responses. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:44:14 EST June 9, 2016 (Thursday) Fell asleep, and now there is only 7 minutes until cutoff. I hope I can stay awake tomorrow long enough to write more. HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 10 Jun 2016 02:54:26 EST June 5, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses to my last blog. I was just typing the last sentence of a long message when suddenly a popup came on the screen, and 'SWOOSH' my blog disappeared. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK! Mine is going to be very busy because I have something extra to do every day in addition to feeding Penny's 9 cats while she goes to Texas for a cancer treatment. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, glad you still have three of your chinchillas. I hope Bloc... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 23:08:44 EST June 4, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your continued prayers for Richard. The 3 month old baby is named "RACE" because his dad drives a race car. Babies aren't named like they used to be named. <em>20</em> That is OK with me since I am not naming a baby. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Some rain today but not much yet. When it isn't raining, it is very sunny. Weird weather. MORTICIA, how many chinchillas do you have? Glad Blocker is still doing well. <BR> <BR> Sophie goes back to t... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 16:30:52 EST June 3, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and prayers for Richard. The last report that I got on him was that 'he is doing as well as can be expected.' I guess it will take some time to see how it all turns out for him. My friend's 3 month old nephew had a heart transplant about a month ago, and he is also doing well. What miracles 'they' can perform these days. <BR> <BR> We had rain yesterday and today, so I've already gotten the word that the races are can... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:53:30 EST June 1, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. I have GREAT NEWS! My niece's husband got a new heart today. He was only 53 years old, and one year ago he had a massive heart attack. He was in the hospital for several weeks, but he survived. Two or three months ago, he began having problems. He was hospitalized at that time, and he was to remain there until he could get a heart transplant. A heart became available last night, and the surgery was today. As of right... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 02:53:47 EST May 31, 2016 (Tuesday) Thank You to all who responded on my last blog. I really appreciate that each one of you takes the time to read my 'blah, blah, blah." Today I was back to my normal routine of teaching classes and working the fitness floor at the YMCA. Crowds are coming in for the Water Park, and although it has been warm, it is not nearly warm enough for me yet. <BR> <BR> We did go to Kay's on Monday, and all that anyone did was get their feet and legs wet in her pool. Aunt Juanita was there. She looks... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:40:18 EST May 29, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding to my blog of yesterday. I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! The weather was very nice here, warm and sunny. This was good because the Water Park at the YMCA opened yesterday, and it was nice for all who came there today. They are having a LUAU tomorrow, but I am not going in for that. I am OFF, and I plan to stay here at the house unless I go to Kay's pool for a short time. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am sorry that Blocker didn't d... Sun, 29 May 2016 21:23:03 EST May 28, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. The rain on Thursday and Friday caused the races to be canceled. Today was warm and sunny most of the day, but it rained so hard the past couple of days that the track, pit, and parking lot were all too wet and muddy. I was OK with that because I had a lot that I wanted to get done, and I actually accomplished several things on the "MUST DO" list. <BR> <BR> I have two classes tomorrow, but I am FREE on Monday. I haven'... Sun, 29 May 2016 02:39:45 EST May 26, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I am working on catching up here on SparkPeople tonight. Actually, I have been falling asleep and not waking up until after the cutoff time, or close to cutoff time. If I have time before the cutoff, I rush in here and do a few things. I have missed FOUR days of Trivia this month. <BR> <BR> When I checked the online weather earlier this week there was a very small chance of rain, but yesterday AND today it has rained... Fri, 27 May 2016 02:33:29 EST May 23, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! It has been really nice weather here, so I can't complain about that at all. No rain predicted for this week more than 20% on a couple of days, so I don't guess there is a chance that the races will be canceled this weekend. I am OFF work on Monday though, so maybe I can get caught up on a few things then. <BR> <BR> LESLIE, Sophie is 7 weeks old, and someone dropped her off in my yard when she was only 3 weeks old. I have no id... Tue, 24 May 2016 01:54:33 EST May 22, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my short blog of yesterday. The race night was OK, and I actually got home around midnight. It all depends on how many cars are racing and how many crashes occur. Last night was a slow night with not a lot of people there; not a lot of cars involved, and only a couple of crashes that caused things to stand still for a while, but only for a short while. So, we were able to get out of there earlier than usual. <BR> <BR> Today, my '... Sun, 22 May 2016 13:20:31 EST May 21, 2016 (Saturday) RACE DAY! Warm and sunny, so I am OK with it. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 21 May 2016 14:37:06 EST May 19, 2016 (Thursday) This is the first night that I have been home before 9:00 PM in a long time. I am trying to get caught up on some of my SparkStuff. I missed most of Tuesday because of my monitor being out. Last night I got the Wednesday things done but I was late getting started. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses to my last blog. MORTICIA, I am glad that Blocker is doing a little better. I continue to keep her in my prayers. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great weekend. I see that rain is again... Thu, 19 May 2016 21:24:52 EST May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses. MORTICIA, I hope Blocker is doing better. I wasn't able to get online yesterday because my monitor went out. My son brought me a used one from work tonight, so I am back in business. This one isn't as nice as my old one, but it will do for now. <BR> <BR> Sophie's vet visit on Monday went well. She has gained from 0.75 pound to 1.3 pounds. Oh, she IS a 'she.' Everything checked out just fine on her. She goes back in 3 weeks for... Thu, 19 May 2016 00:14:45 EST May 15, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my blog of yesterday. I really appreciate each one of you. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am so sorry to hear about Blocker. That is such sad news, and I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> It was 3:00 AM when I got home from the race track. That was a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG night. It was a 'Race Special,' and those usually last a long time because there are a lot of cars there to race. The more cars involved, the more in... Mon, 16 May 2016 01:49:17 EST May 14, 2016 (Saturday) RACE DAY! I have to leave soon, and I have a zillion things to finish before leaving. Thank you all for your sweet comments about Sophie. "She" goes to the vet on Monday for her 6 week checkup. We see two different vets there, and when I took Sophie in at 4 weeks, it was that vet's last day. Of course, our other vet is just as good, but I wish the first vet could see her on Monday because she doesn't look at all the way she looked at 4 weeks. She looked tiny, small, and weak with one of ... Sat, 14 May 2016 14:04:49 EST May 10, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been so rushed each time I've gotten online that I've had to let a few things go. Thank you for the Mother's Day comments. I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! Mine was good even though I worked that afternoon. Several family members met at a restaurant for dinner, and that was nice. <BR> <BR> Sophia is growing fast and doing well. She goes back to the vet on Monday, and I am sure she is over a pound. Her eye is well and bright now, and she runs and plays w... Wed, 11 May 2016 01:28:01 EST May 8, 2016 (Mother's Day) I hope you all had a GREAT MOTHER'S DAY! Have an AWESOME and BLESSED WEEK! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 9 May 2016 02:58:34 EST May 7, 2016 (Saturday) Busy, busy, busy week! Off to the races! I will have to get caught up later. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 7 May 2016 14:08:13 EST May 1, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. Today is beautiful, bright, sunny, and warm. I have two classes this afternoon, and I actually think I can get a couple of things off the "MUST DO" list. <BR> <BR> Sophia drank water all by herself for the first time today. There has always been a water bowl, but she's never attempted to drink from the bowl. I've given her water in a dropper a couple of times a day. Today, she walked right up to the water bowl and 'guzzled' it down. ... Sun, 1 May 2016 11:08:22 EST April 30, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your encouraging comments on my last blog. Fortunately for me, today I am totally OFF work. My YMCA class was canceled due to the Healthy Kids Day event. It was supposed to be held outside, but due to heavy rain on both Thursday and Friday, it had to be moved inside. Also, the heavy rain caused the races to be canceled. So, I was free to get Sophia to the vet. <BR> <BR> The vet is 'pretty sure' that she is a female. She weighs 0.75 pound and is ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:54:18 EST April 28, 2016 (Thursday) It's official now. I have a new kitten. I don't know how I will work it out, but I WILL work it out. There were two offers from those who 'might' want to take her, but I didn't feel either of those people were where I wanted her to go. So, she's mine. It is supposed to rain a lot tomorrow and also on Saturday, so if the races are canceled, I will take her to the vet then. I will find out for sure if she is a 'she,' at that time. If the kitten is a boy, I don't guess I can call HIM Soph... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:17:19 EST April 26, 2016 (Tuesday) HUGS to all of you for your comments. <BR> <BR> Sophia feels right at home now, and she seems quite happy. I tried again today to find someone who was wanting a kitten. I showed her picture, and everyone thought she was cute, but no one wanted a kitten. I am already attached to her. Both of my sons have played with her, and she was very friendly with them. She had a good appetite today for the milk and also for wet food. The bottle didn't work too well, but I have several medicine dro... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 02:10:44 EST April 24, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I still have the kitten. There were a couple 'persons of interest,' but no one really agreed to take her. I took a bunch of pictures of her to show for a couple more days. She isn't the most beautiful kitten in the world, especially since she is so young. One of her eyes has either not opened completely or it is a little irritated. She is fluffy so she may be long haired in the future, and she is a mix of colors. I t... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:44:28 EST