Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/17/17 9:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have not tried nursing homes. A few jobs that came up on the job site were along those lines but you needed to have a license or degree..
Today I was with Mom. After she bought me some gas for the van.. She took me for breakfast then back to her place where I showed her how to do a couple things on her computer. Then when it was time we went to the hosp for her 2nd infusion. She did well and the nurse that did the IV today got it first try and the vein did not blow.. She said the vein tried to get away but she fought with it and won. So we were closer to the hour that they had originally said it would take.
Got her home and then I came home.. Had put a roast in the slow cooker this morning so just had to do some potatoes and warm up peas.

Tomorrow morning she has to be at hosp at 8am for an endoscopy. The nurse that got her vein today told her to have them call her and she would be there to take care of her IV tomorrow also. Made Mom feel better.

Well its time for me to get off computer and get ready for bed. Going to have a busy day again tomorrow. Y'all have a good night.
Blessings and Hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/17/17 4:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have you thought about nursing homes? I tried to volunteer a few years ago & ended up with a job as activity assistant. I still work PRN (as needed). I know around here they have a hard time finding & keeping good employees. I think some assisted living facilities need someone to help the residents. The kitchen workers would need no degree & are sometimes part time. The activity assistant helps with bingo & farkle & also does music(singing) in the memory care. I love it but body did not like working 25 hours a week. Dotty.. older workers are often more reliable. The right job will open up for you.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/16/17 9:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Got an email about an hour after my interview saying they would not be offering me the job and wished me the best.. Oh well there has to be something out there for an old lady... right

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/14/17 5:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Karen that is why I switched to Almond Milk. The kids were always saying they felt bad on the reg. milk. I had always used 2% for them.

I am lactose intolerant so I was already using the Almond milk. I just get the original.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/14/17 3:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie, I hope you find a job that will be good for you & the kids.

Think I will try the almond milk. I notice when I have cereal with 1 or 2% that my stomach feels upset. I do not notice it when I use the milk in potato soup or with other milk products. I like to have cereal with fruit for breakfast.

Edited by: GRANDMAKARENG at: 1/14/2017 (22:18)
 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/13/17 9:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply



Karen glad you got to talk to your grandson.

It was a long day and I am ready to go to bed. But I need to fill out this Constituent Service Form and send it back to my Congressman along with all my notes from my phone calls to SS and the paperwork they gave me and so forth.. Will need to find me a bigger envelope as the standard size 10 won't hold all the papers. Don't want to have to fold them to small. Anyway think I will get that done and then go to bed.

I did go to Aldi's today. I can get the almond milk we use for 2 dollars and most places it is 3. Plus they have wheat bread with no HFCS in it for 99 cents a loaf. So I got Milk, bread and eggs. Picked up the kids some carrots and apples. Got a few other things. Then came on home.
I had an email to call Longhorn Steak house about my application for the hostess position. I have an interview on Monday. It is not my most favorite job but I need to do something so if this is all that opens then I'm going for it. Will know better Monday. They may want one of those young kids.. who knows..
I also called another place that I had applied for an accounting clerk as their job ad popped up again today. I left a message on their HR voice mail.


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/12/17 7:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My grandson called me today. So happy to hear from him & have the chance to tell him I love him & praying for him. He seemed to be doing good. Said he has bought a car & doing what needs to be done to get his driving privileges back & his case in Florida courts taken care of, too. It is a privilege to pray for my grandkids.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/12/17 7:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Karen.



☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/7/17 3:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What a nice picture. You are blessed.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/6/17 4:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This Christmas (2016)



last year at Christmas (2015)







For some reason been having trouble updating my photo gallery so thought I would put Christmas pics from last year and this year just to show how much they have grown.




Edited by: GGRANLDY at: 1/6/2017 (16:25)
☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/6/17 11:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie... I love the soup & salad from Olive Garden. I have to drive about 40 miles to get it.

Hope you got your call from SS. Has your son been able to get a job?

I am staying in for a few days. My nephew is taking my car for a check up. The engine light stays on & I am not able to start car from the house. That would be nice with this cold weather but car is running good so not really a problem.

How are the rest of you doing with these winter days?

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
1/5/17 6:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I took my Mom around to the stores she needed to go to and to the bank so she could get the quarters she needed for the washer/dryer in her building. Then she treated me to lunch at Olive Garden. Had minestrone soup and Salad..
Made the kids pizza that had been given us and I had some okra and tomatoes.. I need to get me some protein.. That seems to be what I don't get enough of.

SS is supposed to be calling me back.. I stayed home all day yesterday waiting on a call back.. Thought they might have called today while I was out but they did not.. So depending on the weather tomorrow (as I still need to get to the Health food store for kids Vitamins) I will either call them in morning or when I get home.. The store opens at 10. We are to get some snow tonight so depends on the road conditions, how much we get and all that good stuff what I do. emoticon emoticon

Karen hope you kept warm today. Yep it is pretty cold out here too. Going to have some Chamomile tea a little later. I think it is helping me sleep a little better.

Have a good evening..

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/5/17 5:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hiding under my electric blanket today. Cold weather seems to increase my pain.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
1/2/17 4:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie... That is a fun picture. I always liked to swing.

I found a book on the DASH diet so interested in seeing how it works.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/31/16 7:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Edited by: GGRANLDY at: 1/4/2017 (12:23)
☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/30/16 1:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Thanks Karen. Your prayers are appreciated.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
12/28/16 4:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dotty, I am so sorry that you are having to deal with this situation. I do know one thing. God will provide for your needs.

I remember years ago when I was a waitress & my husband was fired from his job due to his gambling addiction. We had 3 teenage kids & it was a real struggle in many ways. I will never forget the day the pastor came to the door with bags of groceries & money. The church had selected us as family to help. We had money to pay the gas bill & get the kids a few gifts plus the food.

I hope your son will get the job God has for him & you will get the support money soon. Lets pray that happens.

Karen

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/27/16 6:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Karen.. Yes I am feeling better. It was a rough few days there for awhile.. Had a nice Christmas.. Thanks to many people that gave money to get gifts for the kids. We had family dinner at my nieces house.

My son called me awhile ago and told me he got fired from his job at Buffalo wild wings.. So now that means no support.. The kids mom has not worked since May and so has not paid support. We were struggling to make ends meet with just the one support payment.. SO now I am wondering what to do.. He says he will have another job by the end of the week.. I hope so as it takes MO forever to get new paperwork submitted.. Oh well a wonderful way to start the new year..

Thanks for letting me vent a little.

Will keep your GS in my prayers.. Blessings and Hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
12/27/16 5:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie.. Hope you are feeling better. I am having a fairly good day pain- wise. I am still in my night gown. No place to go so why not?

We had such a nice Christmas. My youngest GD hosted the brunch & about 12 came. I went to my daughters on Christmas Eve. Had a nice supper & the kids got gifts. My prodigal GS came for the brunch. I hear he is depressed so glad he came. He needs to get a real job & stop drinking & of course his biggest need is allowing Christ into his life. Many prayers needed for Sean Ryan.

My kids gave me an updated Cable. I have been recording lots of Hallmark movies & I can now get my news from Foxx.

Getting ready to have some pizza for supper. had my salad earlier.

Happy New Year friends!

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/20/16 7:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just popping in.. Been fighting with a sinus cold last couple days. Now I am getting ready to take some meds and go to bed (early again tonight.)

I hope everyone is doing well and had a good day.

Night y'all

Hugs and Blessings

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/18/16 7:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/16/16 9:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Karen.. I am not sure on the mattress. I would go somewhere they let you actually lay on the mattress. I have an old mattress.. What they called a pillow topper.. Hate it.. But can't afford a mattress right now.. I will send you an email about the weight loss.
Glad you will have your great grandson for help next week. If he is like my two boys with there sister. Tommy is always saying Jessica trys to be his Mom.. or she is to bossy.. Glad you are able to get gifts for the residents. That is cool.
Yep I always thought that time went slower when working.. Maybe it was just a state of mind!! lol.. Well I am off to work on some papers. Gotta finish Christmas cards tomorrow.
Have a good night. Sweet dreams..

Hugs and Blessings


Here's a little riddle.. Which runs faster, Hot or Cold? Hot; anyone can catch a cold!



☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
12/16/16 2:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My Spark system is slow & so am I. I am thankful that I slept really well last night. I am more fatigued & pain so I guess it is flare time. I hope I am able to get the cake baked tomorrow if not I will put some cookies in oven. They are pre-made but really good. The cake is from scratch. Remember how we all made from scratch!

It is suppose to warm up to tomorrow then back down on Sunday. We don't have much snow but it will surely all melt. I did not even shovel.

I want to get to an old country store for some candy for the residents. This store has lots of candy & you bag what you want. The residents love candy. I was able to find some tops from QVC at a GW store they are in Dori's size & had tags on them so I will try to wrap them for her. She does not have family that visit her. I will get Panthea chocolates & a crossword book. she has no family, either. I hope to have the help of my 9 year old great grandson, Drake. His parents both work next week when the kids will be out of school & he does not listen to his older sister but I have enough things to usually keep him busy.

Dottie.. what is your new weight loss program? Nice to get results. I agree that time is going fast. Seems like it went much slower when i was working full time.

Think I am going to try to get a new mattress. Any recommendations?



 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/15/16 9:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Ladies.. Don't know why I have not been getting my spark notices that y'all have posted. Taking a minute here to try to catch up.. Today was very cold.. Winds from the wnw was blowing artic air on us. Sustained winds about 30mph with gusts at 40 mph.. It was sure howling outside all day. The over all temp got to 20 degrees but the windchill was 5 degrees.. I started my cards today but only got about 1/4 of the way through.. Ugh.. Tomorrow I need to go to the store for the essentials.. Don't really need a lot.
Snow coming tomorrow night so I want to get out early and get back home before everyone goes running to the store and buying everything.. lol
Only supposed to have an inch but people can get crazy sometimes..

Karen glad your grandson is ok and that the case may be dismissed. I will continue to pray that he gets help with his alcohol addiction. Hope you sleep better tonight.
I started a new program and lost 3.4 lbs so far.
We decided not to put up a tree this year . Just put the nativity up on the stand. Christmas day after church we are going to my nieces for family time. Taking a salad and Jessica is going to make some brownies.
My days are going.. to fast.. hard to believe it is the end of 2016 already.

Hope you have a good night. Sweet dreams..

Hugs and Blessings

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
12/15/16 8:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for the prayers for my GS. He called me so I had a chance to tell him I am concerned & praying for him. He seems to think it was all a big misunderstanding & case will be dismissed. He thanked me for helping him with the bail.
I don't know if he will get back on the right track or not but I do know the Lord is looking out for me. I received a letter from SS saying I have not been getting the correct monthly payment & will be receiving a lump sum to get caught up. The amount is more than the bail money. I know God is working & pray Sean will answer the call. He needs help with his alcohol addiction.

I sure did not sleep well last night. Not sure why, I did have pain in my thumb so I guess that was part of the reason.

My house is lite up with trees, angels & santa. I will be going to my daughters this Saturday night for our annual party. I am going to make a Peanut butter crunch cake. I made it years ago & we liked it.

How are your days going? any holiday plans.




 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/12/16 9:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/10/16 9:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Karen prayers for your grandson going up. Have a good night. It is late so will try to catch up tomorrow.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
12/10/16 7:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello Everyone....We are expecting our first major snow this weekend. glad it was not lat weekend as I had out of town celebrations. Dottie..sounds like you have many nice decorations. I have 2 small trees, some snowmen, 2 angels, 1 Santa & a Nativity . Everything is inside so I will be the only one enjoying them.

Hi Renee.. I have fibro, too. I am on lots of meds for fit & also for arthritis. hope to hear from you again.

My oldest GS landed in jail while vacationing in Fl. I have been praying for him. I bailed him out after much thought & prayer. He had 3 days in jail & I hope that was enough to wake him up. He was such a nice little boy. That is what alcohol does to you. Prayers would be appreciated. He needs some help to straighten his life out. His dad & sister were really upset & I was, too.

Karen

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/9/16 5:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone... Know y'all must be busy with Christmas preparations.. I have not even started my cards yet.. Today I did get the Nativity set up. Really needed a bigger stand but for now the TV tray will work. Made chili in the crockpot today. It was a perfect day for it. Cold and Blustery. We haven't had any snow yet just rain. But now with our lower temps there is a chance of it on Monday.

Hello Renee.. Welcome to the team. Hope the Humira starts to work for you soon. I have a couple friends who have the fibro and I know how bad it can be. I have osteo arthritis through out my body. I have a lot of lower back pain from it. Hope you will stop in as your health and time permit. There are just a few of us that are active in the chat room.

Hope everyone has a good evening.. Hugs and Blessings

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
TRCOUNTRYGIRL's Photo TRCOUNTRYGIRL Posts: 469
12/8/16 12:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone! My name is Renee and I am almost 56 years old. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, possibility of Ankylosing Spondylitis. I have just started Humira so I am hoping to see some positive results soon.

 current weight: 245.6 
 
250
237.5
225
212.5
200
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/7/16 8:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello ladies.. Just popping in to see how y'all are doing.. Been busy this week.. Mom is still sick so trying to take care of her while kids are at school and keep the house going.. Also tomorrow we celebrate Tommy's 15th birthday.
Been doing okay. Trying to get enough sleep.. That part is not easy sometimes.

Hope y'all have had a good day. I think I will call it a day.



Hugs and Blessings

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/4/16 7:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Quiet day. Home from church this afternoon and put out my snowmen lights.. course they won't shine tonight as there was no sunshine today. Also put out the nativity silhouette I got last year. It is by the lamp post at the corner of the driveway. I have a couple more things for the garden but have not pull them out yet.

Had a roast in the crock pot made some mashed potatoes and green beans and a small salad.

Hope y'all had a good day.

Night for now. Hugs and Blessings


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
12/3/16 6:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good Evening Ladies..

Today was sorta busy.. I took some groceries over to my Mom's she has been sick all week and not much improvement. After we got back home I started some more laundry and went into the basement to put the fall decorations that I had out away. Then I started moving some boxes around. Was going to put up the pencil sharpener but the battery on the drill was dead so had to put it on the charger. Then dug through some of the Christmas boxes and brought up a few things to get the decorating started. Not doing a tree this year only putting up the Nativity. But have lots of snowpeople to sit around. Just have not gotten them out yet. Brought up the poinsetta's and the window clings for now. That should keep me busy for a couple days anyway. Oh yeah I brought my snowman solar lights to put out tomorrow. (or Monday).
Dinner tonight was potluck. Had a bunch of leftovers from this past week so they were warmed up. Still have a couple things leftover so that will be lunch tomorrow.

Karen I looked back through the page and did not see where your Uncle Larry had passed away. Last time you had mentioned not getting to go to see him. Oh my goodness.. Sending comforting hugs and prayers your way. Glad the Pastor did a nice job.

Hope y'all had a good day.
Hugs and Blessings.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
12/2/16 5:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie, hope your mom is feeling better.

My oldest son took sis, brother & I to Indiana yesterday for my Uncle Larry's memorial service. Pastor did a nice job of paying tribute to Larry's love of other people. He greeted everyone with a hug & kiss. He was diagnosed with ALZ about 3 years ago. Most of my cousins were there. He was loved by many.

I went to pool today. I have decided to us the pool time to pray for others. It is a double good thing.

Enjoy your weekend.



 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/30/16 7:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone.. Just dropping in before I shut off the computer for the night. Not feeling the best. Tummy a little out of sorts tonight. It has been raining here for 2 days now. Glad they say the sun is coming out tomorrow. I am pretty tired tonight. Had not really planned to do much today. But my Mom needed a ride to the doctors office. She had called them as she caught a cold and her coughing and wheezing did not sound good. Thankfully though her lungs were clear. Doc said it is a sinus head cold. Told her to use some nasal spray and cough meds. Us girls get concerned because a lot of times it triggers an asthma attack and she ends up in the hospital.

So she is trying to rest. She said the coughing makes it hard to do.

Karen, Yes I had seen online news about the OSU incident. Glad that your family was safe.

Well hope y'all have had a good day. Will try to catch up tomorrow.

Nighty Night. Hugs and Blessings.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/28/16 4:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have you heard about the incident at OSU? My granddaughter & her fiance are both safe. He works at OSU & had to shelter in his office, until area was declared safe. Please pray for those injured, especially the 1 that is critical.

It is rainy her today. Might be why I am having more pain. Think I will soak in the tub. I did not go to the YMCA today. Plan to go tomorrow.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/20/16 7:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/19/16 6:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Karen did get a lot done Friday and even more today. Actually have the laundry finished.. That doesn't happen often.. lol I usually have at least one load to do on Sunday afternoon. Boys got all the piles of leaves to the curb this morning and all of raked the rest of the front to the curb. They also did their inside chores all before breakfast. Made scrambled eggs and waffles.
Took the boys over to the park again to shoot hoops before the weather turned bad. Remembered had to pick up their scripts so we went up to the store after lunch and did that. Coming out the weather had turned and it was really windy.
So we came home and Jessica made some brownies and homemade chocolate candies.. then she helped cook supper and she had done all the dishes today. So it was a good day.

Hope you are able to get to see your Uncle next week.. Maybe the weather won't be to bad.
Wow glad that you were able to get a scholarship to the Y. Awesome.. Enjoy the pool.

Have a good night. Hugs and Blessings


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/19/16 5:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Boy Dottie, you really got a lot of things done today!

It did not work out for my sister & I to go to visit Uncle Larry. We may go this Friday. She is a little hesitant. He seemed weaker & more disoriented the last time. It's hard to see him this way, he has always been strong & well loved by all of us. I told DS that we'll regret not going. He is 75 miles from us & with winter setting in, we might have a harder time getting over there.

Listen up, I have some GOOD NEWS & really an answer to prayer. I have been granted a scholarship to the YMCA. My fee will be $20 instead of $54. Now to get up the energy to make the 10 mile drive & jump in the pool. I hope to do it on Monday.

Getting off for now.

Edited by: GRANDMAKARENG at: 11/20/2016 (13:44)
 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/18/16 7:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Karen wow 12 hrs. You must have been really tired.. Sorry after that you woke up tired.. Glad that you got you stuff you needed at the health food store. Hope you had a nice visit with your Uncle today. Not really ready for the colder weather but it is coming. Starting Sunday through next Weds our highs are only going to be in the mid 40's. There is one night we are to get down in the 20's.

I am tired tonight. Probably over did it today. My back which has been bothering me a couple weeks now (because it won't pop) is yelling Uncle tonight. I dust mopped my living and dining room and the hallway. Swept the kitchen. Then Swept the leaves off the deck and down the steps. Then I raked. The backyard has 6 piles for the kids to tackle tomorrow. I took the leaves from the side and part of the front to the curb. I still have the other side of the front yard to do. But I had to stop. When the kids came home from school they said we see you did what you were not supposed to do.. LOL I took the boys to the park to shoot some hoops as I had promised Gavin I would today. I drove over there though.. Would not have made it walking this time. It is not that far. I just don't trust letting them go themselves... To many crazy people out there. So while they shot hoops I read some of my book. I also got 3 loads of laundry done today..
Made swiss steak and potatoes for dinner along with some mixed veggies.
Dishes are done so I think I am just going to go sit in my recliner with a heat bag on my shoulders and lower back..

Hope you have a good evening and a great weekend.
Hugs and Blessings



☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/16/16 4:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I slept about 12 hours last night & am still tired. I have not had any of my Fibralgia supplement & wonder if that is a possible reason. I got some today at the health food store. It is magnesium & malic acid. I am looking forward to staying home tomorrow. Might go to visit my Uncle Larry on Friday. He is in a nursing home with ALZ.

Are you ready for colder weather? It is suppose to get into the 20's on Sunday night. That is weather report for Ohio.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/15/16 8:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/15/16 7:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am really tired out from working. Today was my last scheduled day to fill in at the nursing home. I am enjoy it but it is a challenge physically.

Going to bed early.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/14/16 6:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sandra I think this was our 4th raking. Will do one more this weekend then after that they stop coming around and we can not put any out by the curb after the 20th. So maybe we won't have to many after that and we can just mow over them.. lol.. Sorry to hear your other knee and hip are hurting you now. I understand about not wanting any more surgeries. I got my grand daughter on spark so she can use the tracker. She wants to lose 14 lbs.. not that she has to the doctor said she was ok with her height but that she should not gain any more. Plus she was one pound over the requirement to get into the Navy.

Well my day was okay. I really did not do to much of anything. Backed up some of my documents and pictures so that if the desktop dies I will have those things on a cd and can transfer them. I also watched my Sunday night shows this afternoon online.
I still have my headache but it is because my back is out and does not want to pop back into place. Ugh!!! Anyway been on the computer long enough today so I think I will get off here.

Hope y'all have a great evening. Blessings and hugs.





Edited by: GGRANLDY at: 11/14/2016 (18:32)
☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
11/14/16 10:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LOL! I raked this weekend too. For the third time. Only, it wasn't leaves. It was those darned cornhusks that blow in. Oops, it's time to leave for the pool, I spent time on SP this morning and lost track of time. I started tracking my food this morning, just bit the bullet and decided it's time. My other knee and hip are hurting and I don't want more joint replacements! So, time to lose weight for real. What an eye opener, tracking those calories, fat, sodium, etc. I'm excited to see where God will take me if I continue to do the work. I want to prove to the women at church who follow all the fad diets that the old fashioned sensible way is best. For me, anyway.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/12/16 7:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Karen.. Glad you had a good day at work. Yes these three were able to attend Head Start many years ago. Of course our income was not a lot than either as I had just gone back to school for the second time and being 53 at the time it was a challenge.

Anyway today after breakfast we walked over to the park and the kids shot hoops and I sat on the bench and read my book, It was a little chilly only 34 when we went. Stayed about an hour. Then when we got home it was time to start raking. Everyone wanted to take a break first so I said okay. Once I got the chili in the crockpot I said okay it is time to get the yard done. It took us awhile but we got 'er done. Now we have 2 long mountains of leaves by the curb for the leaf truck whenever they decide to come. Next weekend is the last weekend to put out leaves so hopefully the rest will fall from the trees so we can get them out there next weekend. Well I hope everyone had a great day.

Good night for now. Blessings and hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/11/16 10:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie your day sounds so nice. Thanks for your service & for being such a great GMA. I remember when I worked for Head Start that we had several grandparents raising the kids. Ohio has a program called kinship care. I am not sure what it involves but I think it is supplemental income. I know it helped the kids to get accepted into Head Start if the grandparents had higher income the kids still got to attend Head Start.

I made it through my work today & actually felt better than yesterday. 2 more days next week.

I may rake leaves tomorrow, too.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/11/16 9:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone. Well today took advantage of some free food offered to Vets. Had early breakfast at Perkins. Lunch at Chili's (soup and salad) then took the kids to Olive garden this evening for dinner. My meal was free. The kids knew I did not have a lot of money so Gavin got soup and salad and Jessi got soup and Tommy got salad. Now my kids love salad so they can fill up on that.. But the waitress was really nice.. Since Jessi did not want salad this time and Tommy did not care for any of the soups the waitress just rung it up as a soup and salad order saving me about 4 dollars there. Plus it was 4:10 but she said that she would see if she could ring up both soups and salads at the lunch price of 6.99 instead of the dinner price of 10.49.. She was not sure if she could do it... Well she did so not only was my meal free but I saved a total of about 10 dollars on the kids food. Our bill was not even 15 dollars. We all had water to drink.. better for you anyway. WooHoo.. The kids and I don't get to eat out much anymore so this was a treat for them. Plus Tommy said he was craving Olive Garden salad and breadsticks. I also got 2 loads of laundry done today. Did not rake leaves though as it was just to windy. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for raking.

Sandra I don't know how to ride a bicycle either. You think growing up with 3 brothers I would have. But I was to busy with working in the house and taking care of stuff.. Mom and Dad both worked and I was the oldest. Glad Sadie likes to sit in your arms. Glad you had a good day with your Mom. Also that you liked the movie. I think it was a great movie. In fact our next movie night we may re watch that one.

Karen I am glad the election is over also. Just wish people would grow up and stop being so stupid. Anyway hope your fibro did not flare up and you have had a good 2 days at work. I thought War Room was an excellent movie. I read a lot of Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter books. I have recently read some of Debbie Macomers books.

Well ladies I fell asleep in my chair for about an hour this evening after watching Ice Age Collision Course.. with the kids. It was funny. Oh yeah I had Rosemary Garlic Chicken for my meal with salad.. It was very good.

Hope y'all have a good night.. Blessings and Hugs



☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
11/10/16 7:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I like Chuck Swindoll. His books are good. Had a good time with Mom today, we watched the movie which she enjoyed and then I made her lunch and we visited for a while. She always enjoys coming over. The First Family Detail sounds good. Hope you don't have a flair up Karen, and work goes well.
We are skipping our Bible study group tonight. We are both tired. Jeff has been working through lunch blowing out sprinkler systems in the parks. He's not a young man anymore and his job is really physical. We both fell asleep in our chairs before supper. He's eating leftover soup I made for lunch and then it's a relaxing evening before bed. Neither of us is terribly social and being with a houseful of people when tired just doesn't appeal.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/9/16 5:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I stayed up late last night to watch the Presidential Election. Glad that is over. America still needs our prayers.

I had only one thing on today's schedule. I went to council on aging to get my medicare part d plan set for the next year. Glad that is done!

I have a hold put on the movie War Room. I have it heard it is really good.
I am reading The First Family Detail. It is written by Secret Service Agents. I am also reading one of Chuck Swindoll's books.

I work the next 2 days so may not be on Spark. Hope my fibro does not flare!



 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
11/9/16 5:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Make it 3 who did not learn to swim. I never had lessons and all my friends were in the deep end of the pool and I had to stay in the shallow end. I just kept paddling away and I learned to float and I can swim but not with any style. I don't care as long as I stay above water. I learned to ride a bike the same way, just did it! On a borrowed bike, no less as I did not have one till I was a teenager.

My dad died in 1973. He was 55 and I was 13. Still have my Mom, she is 84. I am getting her tomorrow and bringing her here to watch the War Room and eat lunch together. We take care of her Kindle downloads then too as she doesn't have internet or a computer.

Was 74 today and no wind! Sat outside and read, of course my Sadiebug had to sit in my arms too. Sadie is my cat who thinks she's a baby.

Think I'll go back out, this is such a blessing.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/9/16 8:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply



Good Morning everyone. Hope y'all have been doing well. We have a rainy day today and to look at my yard you would not know that it was raked just 2 days ago. Oh my goodness,. It is crazy. Not easy to keep up with for sure.

I should and probably will go over to my Mom's today. Just to check on her and see how she is doing. She wanted me to come yesterday but was not able to.
So glad the election is over. I was really getting tired of all the craziness of it all. Seems like every election gets worse and worse as for the mud slinging....

Going to dust mop the floors before I leave. Having left overs for dinner tonight as not only do the kids have youth group but Jessica has a well child checkup. Then tomorrow evening she has another therapy session.. Ugh.. I will be glad when those are over.

Karen looks like there are two of us now that did not learn to swim.. I use leftover chili and make chili mac but I call it Mexican goulash.. Tommy does not like chili mac but he likes Mexican goulash.. emoticon I lost my Dad in March of 2002 he was 69. My Mom is now 82 and doing okay. I lost my in-laws in 2000 and 2001. My father in law was killed and my mother in law grieved herself to death. They had been married 50 years. Tom and I tried to get her interested in different things and would take her food and to different places. Then I lost Tom in 2013 and I am glad I had the 3 grandkids we were raising.. They gave me a reason to get up every day. Hope you had a good time at your employee appreciation meal and that you TB test was good.

Sandra yes it is nice being close to my Mom again. I worry about her some days. Especially when she is not feeling well. She seems tired all the time here of late but all her blood work is good. Yes I fall asleep on a regular basis when I try to read.. Does not seem to matter where I sit to do it either. Sounds like you had a busy day last Friday. Hope you were able to get everything accomplished.

You ladies have a good day today. Blessings and hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
11/4/16 1:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie... I thought I was the only one that did not learn to swim! LOL

I made chili/ mac soup yesterday. I like to use Jo Anna's recipe but this is one that I hadv made for years so I don't have to read the recipe.

I lost both of my parents in 2002. Mom was 77 & Dad 79.

I am getting ready to head to nursing home. It is employee appreciation meal & music with residents. I also need my TB test read to meet yearly requirements.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
11/3/16 10:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
it's wonderful you live close to your mom again Dottie. It's good she has a security guard. Too bad it's necessary nowadays.

I am laughing with you. I know all about falling asleep reading! I cleaned house this morning and then I read a lot. A friend's mom died and another one's mom is on hospice and I was sad today, just wondering how long I'll have my own mom. I took my walk this afternoon and I didn't even need a jacket. That always perks me up, the sunshine and prayer time are so healing. Then we had Bible study tonight which is good.

Tomorrow will be busy, I have to run to Walmart to pick up a deli tray, go to the pool, get a haircut, go to the pharmacy and bake cookies. No wonder I'm tired! Jeff and I train Southern Baptist disaster relief workers and we have a training at our church Saturday plus I will attend the friend's mom's funeral. Our pastor was asked to do the service since she was a member of our church. Thankfully the funeral will be at the funeral home. Then we will head back to the training. Supposed to have about 18 people there. Will be our biggest training so far this year. So glad it's not out of town so we don't have to travel. I'm not in good enough shape to go to disasters much anymore but we can train and still be involved. It's hard to want to serve God and not be able to do much. I think a lot of the problem is my weight and today I decided I need to love myself enough to deny myself junk. Maybe if I think of it like that it won't seem like deprivation. I can try anyway.

I just heard the night of the 13th is the biggest full moon in 70 years. Called a super moon. Hope it's not cloudy!

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/3/16 12:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Sandra glad you got your shopping done. I never learned to swim sometimes I wish I had. Sorry to hear your Mom has not been feeling well. Hope she is doing better soon. My Mom prefers someone take her to the store. She still drives but does not like to anymore. So I took her to the stores yesterday. After we got done we usually grab a bite to eat but she needed to get back to her place as she sits at the front desk on Weds. from 3-4..
She lives in a Seniors apartment bldg. It is based on income. So the ladies take turns at watching the front desk. They have a security guard that comes in the evenings. I have a kindle and have read all the books I have on it. Have not downloaded any for awhile. My friend brings me books so I keep busy reading those.. Course it can take me awhile to read them as I don't get to read much during the day and at night I get a page or two read and fall asleep.. lol
We are having rain today which is going to bring temps back to the 50's.. The last two days we were in the 70's. I think we got close to 80 yesterday. Weather is just crazy.

Karen how are things in Ohio?

Hope you both are having a good day.

Blessings and hugs.


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
11/2/16 3:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Got my Walmart shopping done and had a good swim this morning. Called my mom to see if we could get together tomorrow but she's been a little down with some bug and is waiting on a plumber to fix her kitchen sink. So we'll do it next week. I like to get her and we watch a Christian movie together and I feed her lunch. Sometimes we go shopping. She still lives at home but doesn't drive and it is good to get her out since my younger sister lives with her and they don't get along very well. I also manage her Kindle since she doesn't have internet or even a computer. I download free books for her and when she brings it over, they install on her Kindle and we send the read ones back to the cloud. It works great for her. We like the same kind of books so I know what she would like. They offer a lot of free Christian romances and fiction and she likes mysteries too.
Today is cooler but still nice, I have one petunia still blooming, I can't believe it! We usually have a first snowfall in October but so far haven't had any. It rained last night. It's great as far as I'm concerned! I'm afraid of falling since the knee replacement.
Have a good day whatever the weather is like where you are!

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
11/1/16 7:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Sandra.. Sounds like you have some pretty good meals put together. The protein powder sounded good till you got to the soy.. I have problems with soy so I have to be careful. Yep I know it is good to hunt things out at walmart. I ask for my dressing on the side when we get to go out to eat which is not very often right now. The kids like sheetz.. It is like a QTrip (not sure if they are in NE) any way they can get a turkey sub and a drink for 3 dollars and they can get almost anything on it they want. So it is good for after Church lunch on Sunday. I like to get their salads because you can choose mixed greens or romaine and get on it whatever you like. I got one today when I was out.. I usually get diced tomatoes, blk olives, mild banana peppers and red onion on mine.. Then I bring it home and add fresh red beets (when I have them) some chicken breast, carrots, chia seeds and ground flax. If I have some I put on cranberries and slivered almonds. Then I have a balsamic Vinegretti that I use.

Our church had there fall festival early October.
Today my friend Sue brought me 3 boxes of groceries from the food pantry her family has out on the farm. Some of it is stuff that we had stopped using but that is okay. I too try not to buy much in processed foods. I know once the kids are grown and gone my grocery needs will change dramatically.

Well I suppose I need to get off here. It is almost time for me to get upstairs and start getting ready for bed. I try to get there as early as possible. Sometimes I get that accomplished and sometimes not.

Hope everyone has a good night. Blessings and hugs.





☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
11/1/16 11:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I understand you need to work, Dottie, I just think you shouldn't have to spend your hard earned $ on weight loss. I use Six Star Fit protein powder. Created for women by women. 16 g protein, 70 calories, 0 g fat, 2 g carbs. has zero aspartame. French vanilla flavored (it's good) It has soy and whey protein, veggie and fruit powder, flax seed meal and other things. Has a bright orange label with a picture of three women on it. It was on the opposite end of the aisle from the muscle building protein powders and on the bottom shelf, in a smaller and little bit cheaper container. It pays to hunt at Walmart.

I also cook some of Joanna Lund's recipes, I have a couple of her cookbooks but I don't like all of the recipes. Most things we eat can be adapted to make them healthier. My husband is normal weight and has an active job but we both like to snack, especially on sweets. I had to go on cholesterol meds which my doctor thinks is more an inherited problem than diet because I do eat well except for the snacking but I have cut down the baking. I like to cook but because of pain and laziness I get tired of it sometimes. Plus we just get busy and sometimes mealtimes get crazy so it's easier to eat out. There just isn't any way to eat healthy at fast food places. The salads are usually limp iceburg lettuce drowned in dressing. I don't even buy much processed food anymore. The sodium content is over the moon and it doesn't fit in our budget. I try to cook simply, just chicken breasts or pork loin chops and a veggie or potato. That's what my husband likes best too. I grilled chicken chunks on skewers that were marinated in reduced sodium soy sauce and sugar. Those were so good. I try to make extra so I can have it with salad or in a tortilla for lunch.

Last night we helped at a church fall festival so I am tired today, just playing and relaxing. I will plan next week's menus and get organized for a busy weekend. Talk to you later.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/31/16 4:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Karen I see you slipped a post in while I was typing mine. Thanks for the input about the shake program. I have tried weight watchers and did not get anywhere with that.
Yes I cook. I don't like it as much as I used to.. But the kids need to eat or so they think... lol

I know my points were all under 5 today.. Crazy wheel I think sometimes it gets stuck on those low numbers..

Well I must check dinner.. Have a good evening.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/31/16 4:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Sandra.. No not getting job just for herbalife.. I need to go back to work. Although I can only work part time right now. At least till I am 66. (another 11 months). Only one of the kids parents are working and paying support. There just is not enough $$ every month. My checkbook runs in the red always.. But it will work out I am sure.
I just hate not being able to do things with the kids and struggle all the time with being able to get groceries and keep gas in the car.

What kind of protein powder do you use. I need soy free. I finally about 1pm ate some toast and tomato soup.. Just was puttering around the house doing stuff (did a load of towels and comforters) and did not eat breakfast.. course nothing sounded good even for lunch.. lol It has just been one of those days. Have the roast I made yesterday (in crock pot) in the oven warming up and potatoes cooking on the stove.. Will fix some green beans and that will be supper tonight.

Karen.. are you doing okay? Miss you here.. Hope all is well in Ohio

Well kids are home from school so I need to check on the progress of supper. Y'all have a great evening. Blessings and hugs


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
10/31/16 3:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My daughter tried a program similar to herbalife. It was shakes & bars & lean meat & greens for a meal. She lost, maybe 25 pounds but as soon as she went off it all came back & more. I don't think it is a program that I could stay on & I know I could not afford to buy the product.

I think a program like Weight Watchers or Healthy Exchange is really better. I am on meds that have helped me to gain.

Do you like to cook? I don't cook as much as I use to when Roland was alive. I am trying to cook Jo Anna Lund"s recipes especially the ones that freeze as I get tired of eating the same thing for 3 or 4 days! I made a Corn ham Chowder & froze to servings for later. It was really good.

I like this team & hope I get some points to shout about!

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
10/31/16 9:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie, I tried Herbalife once, just the shakes, but I didn't lose anything on it. It's just like SlimFast in my opinion. If you have to get another job to buy it, it probably isn't the right plan for you. I'm sorry, but why should they make money on our desperation to get healthy? I just don't like drinking my meals but I don't mind smoothies for breakfast sometimes so I use a protein powder made for women I got at Walmart and add fruit to. Thinking of scrambled egg and cheese in a tortilla for breakfast. Don't have any green pepper or I would add some.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/30/16 9:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Sandra.. Yes keeping up with them can be rough sometimes. It really was a lot easier when there were two of us. Today was church day. We go to the second service at 11:15.. Our Senior pastors are in Israel with a group from the church. So two of our other pastors spoke today at 1st and 2nd services. We were out a little earlier than usual.. but I think part of that was because they were have a spaghetti luncheon in the social hall..
My niece had called me earlier to say they were going to have a family fun afternoon at her place. So we went to that. Kids usually go to youth on Sunday night but we did not tonight.

My Chiefs won today. Mom's team had a week off. Gavin's Eagles are playing now. I understand about the weight and trying to eat less... It is not easy. I have been thinking about trying Herbalife.. a friend on another team is doing it and has been having great success.. I just need to get a part time job so I can maybe afford to do it.. Right now I am not even making my ends meet in the middle..

Well it is time for me to get ready for bed. Have to get up at 6am and get kids up to start their day.

Y'all have a good night. Blessings and hugs.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
10/30/16 8:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My Dottie, I would not have the energy to keep up with 3 teenagers! I don't have much stamina anymore, probably due to the weight more than anything. Even with the exercise, it doesn't budge. I try to eat less but it's hard to give up things I love. Walking to and from the park should be good for you, especially with incline.
Yes, Karen, I live in western Nebraska, really close to Wyoming. It's pretty flat here except for some sandstone bluffs around the valley. So, no hills in my daily walks.
Those cinnamon cupcakes sound yummy. How fun to have a girl in the house who likes to bake. I remember being that age and learning in my mom's kitchen. emoticon

We were lazy this weekend but it was nice. Seems like those quiet weekends are rare. We have been putting up Christmas lights a little at a time as Jeff has a big light/sound display. Hoping the tricksters leave them alone tomorrow night as we'll be helping our church with the fall festival and won't be home. Shouldn't be a problem, but you never know. People are crazy nowadays.

Well, that's all for now, hope you both get rested up and ready for a new week.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/29/16 6:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh my gosh Sandra.. It is so good to see you.. I know I see you once in awhile on FB.. Glad to hear that you are doing well with the exercise. Could the upper back pain be related to anything you are doing at the pool.. I like to walk outside but don't do it enough.. Yesterday and today me the kids walked to the park from the house.. It was about 12 minutes there and had up and down incline.. so coming back was the same.. Boys wanted to shoot hoops. The park in the housing area has 6 basketball hoops and it is fenced so the balls won't roll down the hill. I agree with the crazy wait for getting into the doctors.. but you would think if you had surgery they could get you in closer to that one month time frame.. Yes God is still the greatest physician.
I have tried to keep the team going even though there were not to many showing up in the chat room. Then Karen joined and she is here every few days.. I miss some days here and there because life with 3 teens can be exhausting sometimes.. Our weather here is just as crazy. The end of last week and the beginning of this week was cold.. (I even turned the heat on) Now today and tomorrow are in the 70's and then Monday we won't get out of the 50;s.. But all next week is going to be a roller coaster with the temperatures.


Karen, Sandra is in Nebraska. I thought of joining the Y but just can't do it financially right now even on their reduced plan.. Oh well... I just need to get off my duff and walk..


So my day today was full and busy. Started out with homemade biscuits and gravy with Scrambled eggs. Then we did some inside chores after that we went outside and raked leaves.. Oh my that was a job and a half. Had to make a trip to Walmart for a script and some BBQ sauce.. Then we walked to the park so the boys could shoot some hoops.. Home to ribs and fries.. Now watching Jessi make cupcakes and mini cupcakes. She had a yellow cake mix added a little cinnamon. Then she added cinnamon to her frosting.. Tried a mini and it was pretty good. Some of her minis she did sprinkles on top and the rest she is adding a sprinkle of cinnamon.
She is in a foods class at school and she likes to experiment with different spices..

Well ladies I think I will close for now and go relax.. My feet are tired and so is the rest of me..

Blessings and hugs


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
10/29/16 2:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sandra... Where do you live? I am from Ohio. I am thinking about joining the Y so I can use the pool for exercise. It sounds like it helps you. I have fibro & arthritis.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
THINTWIN2's Photo THINTWIN2 SparkPoints: (18,414)
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
Posts: 2,037
10/29/16 10:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm so sorry I haven't been around to help the team. I thought it was pretty much inactive. We used to have such a great group but everyone drifted away.
We've been having such unseasonably warm weather I've been able to keep up with my outdoor walks and I still go to the pool 3x a week. I quit the home exercise program through the summer so I need to start that up again. Although when I did them the other day I hadn't lost any strength so I know the swimming and pool exercises are doing their job. Walking outside has such mental and spiritual benefits. The sun makes me feel so good.

I have developed upper back pain that is muscular and I'm struggling to find something that helps. Am trying muscle relaxants and stretching but so far it's still there. Don't see the nurse practitioner at the pain clinic till Thanksgiving. Had laser surgery for secondary cataracts and was to have a follow up in 1 month but can't get in for 2! Getting in to see doctors is just crazy here, but I think it's like that everywhere. I do a lot of praying, God is still the best physician!

Anyway, hope you are well. I'm glad to see a little activity here, I'll check back again!

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


 current weight: 195.0 
 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/27/16 8:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/23/16 7:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/21/16 11:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Good Morning ladies.. It is Friday and the sun is still peeking out once in a while. The rain stayed west of us overnight. But is supposed to maybe make it this way tonight. This evening our southerly winds will switch and be coming from the North West knocking our temps into the 50's for a high tomorrow and a very windy day they say. Gust up to 40 mph.. So much for the leaf raking.. emoticon I think our piles out by the street may get blown back to the yard.. Did not bother raking any more this morning. emoticon emoticon

It's official now Sam's club is coming to Hanover. Probably be spring before they are ready. But the sign is up. emoticon

I filled out a pre application online last night for Med Express. They are looking for a part time front office person. The app was mostly questions about what you would do in different situations. Also questions like if we asked your last supervisor would they say this or that about you.. Also had to do an impromptu resume.. I do not have an updated one on this computer. Will see if I get any response. emoticon

Have several things I should do today but no energy to do them.. Although I do have clothes in washer and dryer. So that is a start.. Spent about 90 minutes online looking at different protein shakes and prices.. Listened to a 40 minute video about Bio Trust protein shakes. They are all natural no GMO's no artificial sweetener's etc etc etc.. From what I am seeing the prices are comparable to others out there. Now to get a part time job so that I could maybe afford to get something. emoticon

I am not really looking to trade my van in yet but thought I would check out the dealership here in town since they had sent me a letter. But they did not have anything available in my price range.. So looks like I will be buying new tires (which I don't have money for) before my December inspection. (need to find me a money tree) emoticon

Today I have had about 40 ounces already. Need to go refill my mug again. emoticon Yep I drink lots of water.


Hope y'all have a great awesome day. Blessings and hugs.



☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/18/16 7:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone. Today was warm and sunny. Mid 80's. Same for tomorrow and Thurs. Did not have a call for work today so I did a little birthday shopping and then went to see Mom. Had not been over to her place for a few days. Hard to believe Jessica will be 16 tomorrow. Oh where did the time go.
She seems to be doing well with the therapy on her finger. Was going to make meatloaf for dinner but when I got home the meat was still half frozen. So I made sausage and potatoes after we got home from therapy today.


Hope everyone has had a good day and y'all have a good night.

Blessing and hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
10/16/16 9:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Bless his heart!

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/16/16 8:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Gavin is doing okay. Today was day 7 of the antibiotics. He said his ear doesn't hurt but it will still pop when he swallows. In church today he laid his head down on my lap and held the sleeve of his jacket over that ear to muffle the sounds.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
10/16/16 7:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
How is Gavin? I subbed a few hours this week at the nursing home. I am PRN which means they call if they need me.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/16/16 7:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/14/16 8:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will be subbing at the school cafeteria for a second day. Was there yesterday. Called the big boss yesterday and told him if he had any part time openings I would prefer a part time position to subbing. Subbing is good but I need more regular hours. He said he would be posting some in a couple weeks. So will see what happens.

My youngest Gavin is recovering from an ear infection. He has about 5 more days on his medicine. Now my granddaughter seems to have developed a cold. Will be glad when the weather settles down. This up and down temps does not help.

Gotta get ready to head over to the school so hope y'all have a great day.



Blessings and hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/11/16 11:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/10/16 8:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good Evening. Hope you had a good day today. Mine was a busy one again. Gavin woke me about 2:30am with an earache. So when we got up went to the Urgent care. He has an ear infection. Because his throat was bothering him they also did a strep test.. It was negative. But his ear has been hurting all day. Stopped and got him a breakfast sandwich and a drink at Sheetz.. then went to Walmart and got his script. Antibiotics for 10 days.

Home and started laundry, then worked out in the back yard with the two older ones. Got it ready to be mowed tomorrow. Still having a lot of wind. Worked in my basement all afternoon. One of these days I will have shelves and be able to arrange things down there the way I want them. For now just sorting through the boxes. There were a couple that needed to be brought upstairs. Broke down all the empties and they are ready to go to the recycle.

Made Chicken strips, fried some potato chunks and fixed some peas for supper tonight. Now it is about time for me to call it a night and also get clothes from the dryer. One more load to wash but that will have to wait till tomorrow.

Y'all have a good night. Hugs and Blessings..


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/6/16 7:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Good Evening everyone ... Guess I have missed a few days. Seems like something is always going on.
Mon. not sure that I did much of anything as I had one of my headaches.. I took a nap in my recliner once the kiddo's got off to school. Tues. Sue (my friend/landlady) came over. It is becoming a regular thing for us now on Tuesday's.. She will come and visit then takes me to lunch.

So this Tuesday we went to Lowes first. She is replacing the double doors in the basement that go to the outside. We have water leak in there when the rains come. She said it used to leak when she first bought the house years ago but not as bad as it does now. So new doors will be done soon. She is having Lowes install so they are to call her and set up the time to come and measure and all that good stuff. She is going to try to schedule for next Tues. (for measuring). Tuesdays is her day to come to Hanover. She recently moved in with her daughter who lives in Maryland. (45 minutes away).

Then yesterday I got out and mowed the grass.. The yard was looking bad. We have rain coming in Sat. (not from Matthew) So boys would not be able to cut it over the weekend. It took me an hour and 20 minutes to get it done. That was with a small 2 minute suck up some water break. This yard is bigger than my yard in Kansas City was.

After I did the yard.. I went to the basement sealed an area where the water seemed to be entering may need to buy more sealer as I did not have a lot. Then put some pebble rocks down in the area outside where the dirt was erroding down. From the looks of things when they built the house they did not finish closing in the frame around the door on the inside.. Then I unpacked a few more boxes. Have 5 down in the basement to break down and get ready to take to recycle.

Today I went over to Moms to help her finish up getting ready for her inspection in a couple weeks. So another busy day.

Oh yes the ortho doctor decided that Jessica's pinky finger was not progressing the way they would like so she ordered therapy. We went last night. The insurance the kids have requires that they do an eval. first and not start treatment till second visit. They gave her a different splint and some exercises to do. We returned this evening for visit #2. The splint they gave her slides on her finger. Looks like a funny shaped rubber band. But she said it is more comfortable and it is designed to help pull the tendon back where it needs to be. Well I think I have rattled enough.

Karen looks like its just you and me.
Hope you have a good evening. Blessings and Hugs.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
10/6/16 11:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My cup does run over!

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
10/6/16 8:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
9/28/16 11:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pie is always a nice treat. I especially like sugar cream or the pie with meringue like pnut butter or butterscotch. Need to control myself.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
9/27/16 8:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Karen yes today was better. We had sunshine today. Still cool temps.. Think it was 74 today. Sue came over and we visited for a little bit then she ask me to go to lunch with her. So we went over to this little restaurant close by and had a sandwich and a piece of pie. Then we came back to the house and I gave her some books to read that I was going to just donate. So when she is done with them she can either pass them on to someone or donate them.

I fixed the kids Chili for supper. That is what they requested. They had told me the other day they have been craving chili all summer. Silly kids.. Tomorrow the youngest one I have will be 13. Hard to believe he is that old already. Well I have 5 bags of stuff for the thrift store and a box of stuff. Think I may load it up tomorrow and take it over before I go to Aldi's for milk.

Sounds like you had a busy day. Yes I always went to these guys games in Kansas City. They played flag football every spring for Upward Sports. They had fun doing it. Have not found anything around here like that.

Well hope you have a good evening. Take care.

Blessings and Hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
9/27/16 5:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie... Is today better for you? I had a hard time yesterday, too. change in weather might be why I had more pain. It was still a good day. I had my hair cut & colored. My granddaughter did it and only charges me the salon price so I am thankful for that.

I would have just stayed on couch but i had promised my daughter i could come make supper & watch the debate with her. I made a pizza & pumpkin pie for her sons 14th BDAY. It was fun.

I am happy I made it to church Sunday. i have not been going. Mornings are bad for me but I still need to go. I went with my sister to several GW stores & found some nice things to take to Tenn when my DGD gets married.

Heading out now to watch DGD play soccer. I think it is important to support the kids in their activities.

Take care
karen

Edited by: GRANDMAKARENG at: 9/27/2016 (17:17)
 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
9/26/16 6:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Karen hope your day was a good one. Mine was kinda blah.. Was cloudy all day rain is to start tonight. Temps are a lot cooler and that is fine. I really did not do a lot today. Hung a few pictures but that is about it. Just could not get motivated today.

Sue told me she would be in town tomorrow and she is going to stop by. So maybe having someone to talk to will make tomorrow better.

Hope you have a good evening. Take care.

Hugs and Blessings.

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
9/23/16 2:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie.. what a blessing that your landlord is also a friend & she share memories & losses. I have some repairs that need done but I am putting them off. For one my AC unit stopped working & I think it may be my furnace thing too. I will need to get that fixed. Winter in Ohio can be bad. I have some ceiling lights that do not work. I have been using table lamps. I really need to get busy getting rid of things so I can move to an apartment & be rid of repairs.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
9/22/16 4:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Karen not sure where the energy comes from.. I just keep pushing. Sometimes at the end of the day I am wiped out.

Yesterday I was at my nieces watching my great nephew so she and her hubby could go to a funeral of a co-worker/friend. He is just 3. But he has energy to spare and is ornery on top of it. Lets say I got my fill of PAW patrol and some other nick jr shows. I tried to watch the season premier of NCIS but he said he did not want to watch that.. So went back to nick Jr.. I ended up watching it online today along with NCIS New Orleans.

Today I had a doctor appt. with doc here in town for the abscess on my back.. She said it was looking good and I did not need another round of antibiotics. She said when I could to leave off the bandage to let it air. Help to dry it and heal quicker. My low tire light came on and I had to run out to Walmart and get the tires checked and aired.
Then after lunch my friend and landlord was here and she had the electrician here to see why the light in the dining room was not working. It was the switch itself. It was fried.. So they put in a new switch and walla there is light in the Dining room now. Cost her $83.00 WoW!!!
There are some other things she wants and needs to do.. I keep telling her some of it is not priority right now. She is a widow like me. Her hubby died 11 months after mine only his was a farming accident. (our hubbys were good friends)

Well time to fix dinner.. So hope you have a good afternoon/evening.

Blessings and Hugs

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
9/22/16 4:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I watched my great grandson this afternoon. I picked him up from the bus stop & he said he had a stomach ache. I took home home with me rather than to the sitters. He had a good time & no belly ache so I wonder if I was conned. LOL.

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
9/19/16 4:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dottie.... How do you have all that energy? I think I know the answer.

I am going to try taking meds earlier so I don't get behind on the pain. It has worked so far today. I went to Rulers for groceries after I picked up my great grandson from bus stop. I have been feeling like Old Mother Hubbard but couldn't get motivated to grocery shop.

I watched some movies last night. My significant other loved movies. I have a collection of VHS tapes. I am trying to watch & donate. I hear the VHS players are being discontinued.

I am reading a book about children & angels. Do you believe in angels?

Karen

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
GGRANLDY's Photo GGRANLDY Posts: 15,637
9/19/16 10:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Good Morning.. Karen sounds like you had a nice time. Yep I understand about the warmer temps. It is hard to be out in them long. Glad you found some good deals.

Took the kids to the bowling party the church had last evening. They enjoyed it. Today I think I will be doing some of the little things around the house.. Still have a lot to unpack but there are just some little things that need to be done before I unpack any more boxes.


Hope you have a good day.




☺☺Dottie ☺☺

Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So

Team leader: Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain




 current weight: 213.6 
 
240
220
200
180
160
GRANDMAKARENG's Photo GRANDMAKARENG SparkPoints: (30,510)
Fitness Minutes: (465)
Posts: 2,533
9/16/16 8:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sister & I went to a festival in a nearby town. Lots of crafts & flea markets. Music & food vendors. Temps in the high 80's so we did not stay long. We stopped at a few thrift stores. I have been collecting Daily Guidepost Devotional books & was happy to find 5 books priced at .10 cents each. I will enjoy reading devotionals from some of my favorite writers. I also found some Cd's & 2 pairs of comfortable shoes.

Tired out tonight!

 current weight: 190.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
Page: 1 of (184)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness & Pain General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Spinning Wheel of Points! 10/28/2016 3:16:38 PM
Happy 4th of July 7/4/2016 11:59:51 AM
Exercise & Water Therapy 11/23/2016 5:24:26 PM



Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27371729

Review our Community Guidelines


x Lose 10 Pounds by March 3! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.