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Reality Check
Saturday, May 07, 2016      9 comments

Time for a reality check with myself. I am fat. I am overweight. This is my reality. I need to decide what I want to do about that. Fact: I have been on Spark for SIX years and have not really lost any weight. Oh I would lose a pound o... Read more
Working with the Nurse Practitioner- or Having a Nurse Practitioner work with you!
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      3 comments

I saw my nurse practitioner today. I really like her. I have been having problems controlling my blood sugar level for months. We talked about some plans that I could do to help. First plan, increase my long acting insulin at night and not d... Read more
Husband Grrrrrr
Friday, March 11, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday we went to the zoo with the three kids. Yes it was expensive but I paid for it out of the money I earn babysitting. Hubby did not have a good time. Part of it might have been the cost and part of it is the four year old going on tee... Read more
Sending prayers to an unknown family
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

When I arrived at my gym last night, an emergency vehicle was pulling up. I wasn't worried, last time it was due to someone injuring a shoulder during a work out. Tonight was different. I walked towards the treadmills and noticed four emergen... Read more
Frustrated and Worried Part Two
Thursday, December 17, 2015      6 comments

Husband had a doctor's appointment today and due to some findings at that visit, he is not allowed to return to work for at least week. Due to boss's harassment, my husband's blood pressure was 188/78. A letter was faxed to the HR departmen... Read more
Frustrated and Worried
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      11 comments

This week is my husband's last week of work. He gave notice two weeks ago and since then his boss has made his life a living h$#@. Husband's job is handling hazardous waste and worker's safety around hazardous materials. Boss wanted husband ... Read more
Christmas Wish
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      6 comments

What I want for Christmas this year is one thing: respect for others. So many of the problems in today's society would be solved if everyone showed true respect for the other people they come in contact with. Respect for different religions, res... Read more
I am back!
Sunday, November 08, 2015      7 comments

It has been a rough end to October and beginning to November! Up date on the car: DH did win the bid on the company car which he will pick up on Tuesday. The credit union will send the check overnight and then we will pay for the tags and ta... Read more
This Grandma is too old for jumping over houses!
Thursday, October 22, 2015      5 comments

Took the grands to the mall today. Our mall has a small play area with things to climb on - a car, a boat, a caterpillar, and a house. The house is about 2 1/2 feet high with walls to climb up on and stairs that lead to the slide. It is is al... Read more
Blessing from a neighbor
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      7 comments

I arrived home on Monday to find this on my front step (minus the doll): ... Read more
You Make an Impression
Friday, September 11, 2015      4 comments

I shop Pandora charms a lot! Several times I have had the same young lady help me, and she has asked me before where she knows me from other than the store. Tonight she asked if I ever taught at Boston Elementary. I said yes I had. Well, it ... Read more
Grandparent question - update
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      9 comments

I just heard that my 5 year old granddaughter thinks that I love her 18 month old cousin more than her. It isn't true, but how can I show her this? One of the problems might be that I am the one who cares for the 18 month old during the wee... Read more
Reset the diet (lifestyle)
Monday, July 20, 2015      7 comments

I admit that after 20 years of being diabetic, I have gotten sloppy on my eating. Today I saw my doctor and she wants me to carb count. My carb counting has consisted of trying to avoid them most of the day. She gave me some updated informati... Read more
Feeling Down
Sunday, July 05, 2015      7 comments

No matter how old your children get, when they argue it hurts. Yesterday two of mine got into it over the use of the word "female" when talking about people. DD was saying it was insulting to all women because that is the term used for resear... Read more
What Does a Grandma Do without the Grandkids?
Thursday, May 28, 2015      8 comments

I have a day without grandchildren today so I went shopping. I bought new area rugs for the hall both look the same. I really like them. Then I s... Read more

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