WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community September 3, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for so faithfully commenting on my blogs. LESLIE, I am sorry that your computer is 'acting out.' I hope it is soon back on 'good behavior' again. Computer issues are so annoying, time consuming, and awful. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow evening is when my son's football team (the Cardinals) will play the team in our neighborhood (the Cougars). My son played football all through middle school and high school for the Cougars. Now he is the Head Coach for the Cardinals, an... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:05:42 EST September 2, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, Thanks to all who responded on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> I do believe that it is 'meant to be' that I attend the work event. I will tell you more about it as the day get closer. <BR> <BR> I should make this short (again) because it is soon cut-off time for today on Spark People, and I still have quite a bit of things to do before signing off. <BR> <BR> I hope your Thursday is GREAT! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 02:34:47 EST September 1, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry for the very short blogs that I have posted recently. Not a lot going on around here, so not much to talk about. Nice weather with no rain, and no rain predicted for the next several days. That means the races will run as scheduled. <BR> <BR> I have a work event scheduled for November 7, that I feel that I MUST attend. That is a Saturday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. I knew that attending this event would mean I would be unable to work the race t... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:08:59 EST August 31, 2015 (Monday) Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. I only have about a minute to be here, so I am wishing you all a TERRIFIC TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 1 Sep 2015 02:58:00 EST August 30, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you've had a great weekend! The races last night were OK. I got home around 1:00 AM, and I was mostly alert on the drive home. I was kept busy enough not to get bored, but not so busy as to be 'frazzled.' It was not a BIG race, so it was OK. BIG races are causes for feeling 'frazzled.' <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I am a little 'frazzled' now because I need to get finished on Spark People and get to bed. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK, and I hope to hav... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:29:34 EST August 29, 2015 (Saturday) I have one Zumba class this morning, and then I am back at the house to get out of here again to go to the race track. I probably won't have time to get online, so I want to Thank You for your comments on yesterday's blog and wish you all a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS to ALL, <BR> Pam Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:27:09 EST August 28, 2015 (Friday) Thank you all for responding to my last blog. It was very short, and this one will be short too because I am 'rushing' as usual to get it all logged in. <BR> <BR> My son's team won their game tonight. I did not go because it was too far away. I do plan to go to next Friday's game. It is right up here in our neighborhood, and they will compete against the school where my son graduated. That school is 2-0, and my son's team is 1-1. I think he would really like to win this game, but of co... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:32:27 EST August 27, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last night's blog. Today was busy with three classes and the 4 hour job on the Fitness Floor. It looks like the races will be "ON" for Saturday, so I have to start preparing for that as early as Thursday night since Friday and Saturday are FULL days of work for me. <BR> <BR> So, I will wish you all a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:24:38 EST August 26, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> As far as I know, my son's car is doing fine. He is staying with a friend who lives near the school tonight so he doesn't have to make the long drive home. He got here a little earlier than usual last night, so we both got an additional hour or two of sleep. He was so tired that he was asleep on the couch about a minute after he got settled there. It wasn't long before I was asleep, too. <BR> <BR> WILLOW - I am sorry about the loss of Rocky. Is he the pretty... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:19:54 EST August 25, 2015 (Tuesday) My son did get the rental car returned last night. The rental place was closed so he left the car keys in the drop box. No one called from the rental place today, so I am guessing that he cleaned the car good, (he's messy), and gave it a good vacuuming, and left the keys where he was supposed to leave the keys, and did not put any dents in the car. I was determined that we were NOT going to extend the rental, LESLIE, because it had already been extended from the two day rental to an entire... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:04:38 EST August 24, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog of yesterday. Nothing new going on here. I am hoping that my son got his car back today because the rental car is due by 8:30 AM tomorrow. He assured me that he would take care of getting his car today, but I can't always depend on him to follow through with his plans. If he did not get his car today, the rental is going back one way or another. That means I will have to take him to work which is an hour away in M... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:48:01 EST August 23, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful messages. I have already checked the 7 day weather forecast, and I see that NO RAIN is predicted for any day this week other than a 20% chance tomorrow. So, as of right now, the races will go on next weekend. It may sound weird, but I sort of have to plan my whole week around 'racing' or 'not racing.' A large chance of rain, and I know that I can leave off certain things during the week and plan on doing them on Friday ... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:47:31 EST August 22, 2015 (Saturday) No races today/tonight due to heavy rain. I am OK with that because I am exhausted. I am going to get an hour or two nap shortly. <BR> <BR> My son's team did not win, but they showed improvement over last year, so it was a good game. They will win some games. This was a very good team that they played last night, so our team wasn't expected to win. Still, there is that little 'thing' in the back of our kids, coaches, and parents' minds that says, "YOU CAN DO IT!" and they CAN! I won'... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:58:41 EST August 21, 2015 (Friday) The football game is tonight. My oldest son and I are going so I wanted to go ahead and check in now. I hope you've all had a great day and that your weekend is great, too. No rain here, and it is a really good night for football with the temperature dropping into the 70's. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:04:28 EST August 20, 2015 (Thursday) Rushing in here tonight. Thank you all again for commenting on my blog(s). <BR> <BR> No rain today, (Thank you for the sunshine, MRS_TOAD), and it was only in the 80's so MOST people were thrilled with the today's weather. I prefer warmer temperatures than in the 80's, but I can manage OK. I just know this a sign that summer, (my favorite season), is coming to an end. It is in the 60's tonight, so I guess that means I will have to take a jacket to the football game tomorrow night. At... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:13:14 EST August 19, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thanks for more supportive comments about my son's vehicle issues. His car is still in the shop, but I think they are having to order a new rim for the one that was cracked. I hope this is all 'fixed' by Saturday, but I do not know if that is going to happen or not. <BR> <BR> Heavy, heavy rain off and on all day. It is kind of early for it to have rained out the races, but I believe more rain is predicted for the rest of the week. I hope it isn't raining for... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:05:06 EST August 18, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for you supportive comments regarding my son's tires, rims, and lug nuts. To make a long story short, his car is in the shop, and he is in a rental car. It is just one thing after another with him and his tires. Anyway, that is all of the information that I feel like sharing at this time. Hopefully, in a day or two, he will be back in his car with rims that fit and all lug nuts in place. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am sorry about PORKIE an... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:56:05 EST August 17, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for responding to my blog. You are the GREATEST! <BR> <BR> WOW, MORTICIA! Squeaker and Porkie had surgery?!!!!!! What kind of surgery? I hope they are doing OK. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> LESLIE, the story about my son's tires is complicated and long. I do not understand all of the details. Something about rims and lug nuts (?). One of the rims that came on the car had a crack due to he hit a pothole earlier this y... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:20:35 EST August 16, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> HAPPY SUNDAY! It was NOT a real late night last night. I got home around 12:30 rather than the usual 2:00 AM or later. It wasn't even very hot, so I guess it was considered a GREAT NIGHT! Not too many crashes, which kept things running much smoother than some of the other nights. <BR> <BR> I was still up very late because I have about two hours of Spark Work to do on Saturday evenings after I get the Team Digests for the two teams that I co-lead. I do that be... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:18:37 EST August 15, 2015 (Saturday) Rushing Around Today. Race Day! I hope to get home before midnight, but I doubt that I will since I never get home before midnight unless it rains us out after we get there. Have a GREAT WEEKEND, and I will check back in tomorrow. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:06:35 EST August 14, 2015 (Friday) Another three hours on the Fitness Floor tonight, but no orientations. There wasn't much going on tonight in my area, so I was able to get all of my work done easily. I have someone working my shift next Friday night because I want to go to my son's first football game of the season. He is the Head Coach this year, so he is pretty excited about that. Of course that means I am pretty excited for him. He's been an assistant coach since he first began teaching school, but this will be his ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:48:32 EST August 13, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments. Today was busy because when I was working the Fitness Floor at the YMCA, I had two appointments for orientations. An orientation is showing a member (usually someone new) how to use all of the equipment in the Weight Room. These are scheduled to last an hour, and usually most of them last the entire hour, and sometimes a little longer. I am only there for 3 and half hours, so a little over two of those hours w... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:42:03 EST August 12, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I do appreciate that each of you take the time to read what I write. You are such great friends. I am rushing tonight, but I do want to wish you all a TERRIFIC THURSDAY. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:53:02 EST August 11, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on Monday's blog. Don't get me wrong. This place is a LONG way from being 'spotless,' but it is much better. I used to be a great housekeeper, BUT that was when I only worked 6 or so hours a week teaching classes. So I had all of that other time to keep the house clean. Back then I'd never heard of Spark People or Facebook, and I had no inside pets. So now I have other things that I want to do when I am at the house other than clean. <B... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:13:57 EST August 10, 2015 (Monday) Yesterday, I finally gave up on the 'Housework Fairy' <em>188</em> giving me a visit. I guessed that maybe she was tied up helping those 'hoarders' get their houses in order. Since mine had not yet reached that level, I gave up on her. <BR> <BR> It all started like this....My son, who no longer lives here, still gets an occasional piece of mail at my address. That happened on Saturday, so yesterday I took the mail back to his room. I noticed his ceiling fan was covered with dust. I... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 01:41:31 EST August 9, 2015 (Sunday) I only have enough time to say, "HAVE A GREAT WEEK!" before it turns into tomorrow. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:47:54 EST August 8, 2015 (Saturday) No races today! I got the word early this morning, so I had time to plan my day around not being gone for 10 - 12 hours. The list is long (of course), and I know I won't get to mark everything off the list, but I did get the aluminum cans to the recycle place. I also got the other things that I recycle to their recycling location. That cleared up a lot of space in the garage since it has been over two months since I've delivered recycling stuff. Oh, and the litter boxes have been cleaned... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:51:38 EST August 7, 2015 (Friday) Thank you all for commenting on my yesterday's blog. Not a lot going on today or tonight other than teaching 5 classes and working the Fitness Floor for 3 hours. That pretty much took up all of my day and my evening. There was a 2 hour break between the classes and the Fitness Floor shift, so I rushed home, rushed around the house and rushed out the door again. Always RUSHING! I am supposed to be working on that. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I do not know yet about the races. Since it on... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 01:37:34 EST August 6, 2015 (Thursday) Thank you all for commenting on my yesterday's blog. MORTICIA, I hope you and your pet are both soon feeling better. More and more heavy rain this morning, but then it cleared up and the sun was shining most of the afternoon. Unless it rains more tomorrow, I am guessing the races will go on this weekend. <BR> <BR> I really don't have any more news tonight, and I should get offline now. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 6 Aug 2015 23:12:38 EST August 5, 2015 (Wednesday) Thank you for your comments and prayers for Aunt Juanita. My sister, Kay, took Aunt Juanita out this morning for a few hours, and they had lunch with a few of her Line Dance Class participants. Kay and another lady took over the class during Aunt Juanita's absence. I guess they will continue to keep it running, but we really don't expect Aunt Juanita to get back to leading the class. <BR> <BR> Thank you also for encouraging me to 'stop and smell the roses.' I really should slow down a li... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 18:21:20 EST August 4, 2015 (Tuesday) Rushing in again tonight, but hey, I am always rushing. I guess I am a 'Rusher.' I only know one speed, and that is 'Rushing.' That is probably not a very good way to be, so I am going to work on it. What is that they say, "Stop and Smell the Roses?" Yeah, that's it. That is what I need to do. <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments on my last blog. Aunt Juanita will be either 93 or 94 on her birthday in November. She has always done so well, kept up her dancing and her driving, BUT las... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:30:30 EST August 3, 2015 (Monday) Late checking in tonight. I had gotten so far behind in everything on here, responding to messages, welcoming new members, reading comments on my page, thanking members for Spark Goodies, etc. that I tried to catch up a little on some of that this evening. I still haven't responded to any friend request in ages. I plan to do that soon though. I know it is rude to be late in responding, so I try to stay on top of it all, but I have accepted that it is impossible to respond to everything qu... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 02:11:23 EST August 2, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my blog of yesterday. It was a LONNNNNNNG night at the race track, and busier than it has been this season. It was a good night for me though, so I am not complaining. It wasn't even too HOT! <BR> <BR> Two classes this afternoon, and then meeting with the family for Shelby's birthday. She will be 79. She is doing pretty good, but her legs continue to give her problems. They are swollen, and they break out in big, ugly blisters that... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:30:23 EST August 1, 2015 (Saturday) Race Day! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:57:43 EST July 31, 2015 (Friday) Last minute blog. No news to talk about, so I will just wish you all a FANTASTIC WEEKEND. I will be working most of the weekend, but Sunday night we are taking Shelby (my oldest sister) out to dinner for her birthday. I am looking forward to that. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 1 Aug 2015 00:54:39 EST July 30, 2015 (Thursday) In the low 90's today and much less humid, so it didn't feel like an oven. Actually, it was nice with a breeze blowing most of the day. Everyone was happy with the slightly cooler day. No rain in sight for the next 7 days according to the weather on AOL. So it looks like the races are ON for this weekend. <BR> <BR> Busy day for me, and another busy day tomorrow. I hope everyone has a GREAT FRIDAY and also a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:20:09 EST July 29, 2015 (Wednesday) Very HOT here too, today! Heat index of 112 is what I heard. The only place to be when it is this hot is in a pool or an air conditioned building or vehicle. Fortunately, all of the locations where I teach classes are cool. At least they are cool enough for me, but some participants are dripping wet with sweat. The celebrity newsman who will be doing the 300 mile bike ride was really sweaty when he attended my classes. He was still cute. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't even checke... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:15:25 EST July 28, 2015 (Tuesday) Just now getting online for the first time today, so I am going to have to do a quick blog. Thank you all for your comments on yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> MRS_TOAD - The 'beauty fairy' has already visited you. You already ARE BEAUTIFUL both INSIDE and OUT! Now, if we could just catch up with that 'housework fairy!' Oh well, we will put you on the list. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another day of teaching my classes and also the substituting jobs. That will be the last day f... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:34:18 EST July 27, 2015 (Monday) Thank you all so much for your comments of yesterday. MORTICIA you really are funny! So, you think because we have the 'rare beauty gene' might be why we are in such need of the 'housework fairy.' Well yeah, that makes sense to me! <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> The owners and sponsors of the race track are very good about donating and raising funds for charitable organizations. One will be coming up soon for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital which is located in Memphis which is ju... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:12:55 EST July 26, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for continuing to read and post on my 'blah, blah, blogs!' <em>304</em> You are ALL the GREATEST! <BR> <BR> WILLOW, the line is forming for the 'housework fairy.' I am after MORTICIA, and MARYJEAN is after me, so you can have her/him (probably a her) after MARYJEAN. Not sure when that will be though because I think she is going to be pretty busy at each of these locations! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> The race track was OK, HOT, but OK! It didn't l... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:28:23 EST July 25, 2015 (Saturday) No relaxing time for me. It is HOT, SUNNY, and I am OFF to the races! <em>226</em> <BR> <BR> OK MORTICIA, YOU can have the House Cleaning fairy first. I have to clean up a lot and de-clutter before I would want her here anyway. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:12:06 EST July 24, 2015 (Friday) NO RAIN today, so it looks like the races will go on as scheduled. Since Thursday was such a rainy day and since rain was predicted for today, I had sort of gotten myself into the mood of being at home on Saturday. Oh well, the races only occupy about 12 hours of my time, so I guess I will have to now include that on my schedule. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day for me, and I hope it was a good day for you, too. Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! MORTICIA, we'll put your name on the House Fairy's... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:22:18 EST July 23, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments on my blogs. MARYJEAN, IF the housework fairy ever shows up here, I will forward her to you, but only after I am done with her. Who KNOWS how long that will take! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> A LOT of rain today! There is a good chance of more rain tomorrow. I will have to wait and see though. NONE is predicted for Saturday, but if it rains a lot tomorrow, it will cancel the races. They really need to get some type of drainage plan g... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:43:26 EST July 22, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. Everything is just fine here. Nothing of interest to comment on this evening other than it has cooled off a little bit here. We did get rain today, so that cooled it off some. <BR> <BR> Busy day at the YMCA, but I love it, so I really don't look at it as 'work.' <BR> <BR> THANK YOU all for your 'well wishes' for my son in his coaching position. You are all so kind and thoughtful. <BR> <BR> Gotta get going to get a few things... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:47:16 EST July 21, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not so HOT today. Rain was predicted, but none fell at my house or any of my work locations. I did hear people talking about it raining falling not too far away though. Actually, rain is predicted for the rest of the week, so we may not have the races this weekend. I am OK either way. We've been there the past two Saturday nights, so I am OK with a free Saturday. I really have a lot that I would like to accomplish IF I am OFF this Saturday. <BR> <BR> Two ins... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:01:01 EST July 20, 2015 (Monday) HOT again today! Not complaining, just making a comment. <em>334</em> I would probably be complaining if I had to work in it today, but I was in an air conditioned room, building, or vehicle all day, so the only time I was really HOT was walking from my vehicle to the gyms or home. <BR> <BR> Another hour training to substitute next week for a vacationing instructor. Just about everyone around here goes to Florida for their vacation. That's nice, and I remember going to Florida year... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:20:11 EST July 18, 2015 (Sunday) HOT night at the races, but it didn't stop the crowd from coming. Since the races do not officially begin until 7:30 PM, it was a little cooler by that time. The gates open at 5:00 PM, but most waited until closer to race time before arriving. It was very HOT when the staff began arriving several hours before the gates open. <BR> <BR> Today was lazy with only two classes, and they were both small groups. I do believe that most of our YMCA members were either in the outdoor or the indo... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:22:01 EST July 18, 2015 (Saturday) Another HOT DAY! Hope you are staying COOL! Have a GREAT SATURDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:24:33 EST July 17, 2015 (Friday) Thank you all for your comments on my blog of last night. I am again rushing since I have been away from the house most of the day, and I am way behind on everything. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND! Try to stay COOL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:35:18 EST July 16, 2015 (Thursday) Just rushing in to wish everyone a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! Thank you for commenting on my yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:17:14 EST