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3/17/19 6:21 P

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Today God blessed me with adequate time to read and study. We had a really good prayer session this morning and worship and Sunday School were good as always.

I had a glass of Coke and 2 ultra mini muffins and one cookie at 930. When I took my sugar at noon it was still almost 300 (120 is high normal). I just can't enjoy those treats anymore. I am really sad. I really enjoy Coke Classic.

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Back to work today :) And picking up Anastasia tonight! Been about a month since we brought her home. Looking forward to seeing her smiling face in the morning! The best sight to wake up to!!

Tomorrow night, hubby will be watching her by himself. I’m meeting friends at a Josh Turner concert. Hope my head cooperates!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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3/15/19 10:51 A

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Its a gorgeous !!!!! day outside my window. I think the high is going to be 50 which is down 20 degrees from the last two days. I was a little bummed about that but it is still warm enough to walk in.

My body feels so worn out. My schedule is com ....... ok I was going to say my schedule is completely off but that would be a farse since we both know I don't have a normal nor regular schedule. I just feel worn out mentally.

I made a list the last two days of what I wanted to accomplish. Wednesday I got it all done. Yesterday I got most of it done and even attempted a little of the things I didn't finish. I need to keep at it so that when I feel like I'm not getting my stuff done I can see that I am.

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Rough night last night. I didn’t sleep at all last night. So, hubby took my car to work as I crept back into bed. Pain was just horrible. But, hubby received some news from his brother that has him very worried and stressed out. And, that always causes restless foot syndrome......

My brother in law asked his wife for a divorce. She drinks all day, every day. And she won’t quit. But, she is the type of person who will make this split up very nasty........

My daughter’s biological father has caused emotional distress for my daughter. She has told him numerous times to leave her alone. And he won’t listen. Yesterday, he went to her husband’s place of work and sought him out to introduce himself. Now, she’s planning on driving to his house this weekend to tell him to stay out of her life or a restraining order will be issued. I’m not so sure I like that idea.......

For me...... It’s another day of rest.

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3/13/19 10:22 P
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Spent the day resting. I did bake up some chicken breast for dinner, but only because they were thawed and I didn’t want them to go to waste.

My daughter is officially done with her online class for 2 1/2 weeks. She can relax for a bit before starting the next one. So proud of how hard she worked!


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3/13/19 8:07 A
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I’ve had a headache the last three nights, and was absolutely miserable. I took today off to rest.

Medusa finally went to the vet last night. I’ve only rescheduled 5 times....... Their late night is Tuesday, and most of our snow storms have been on Tuesday. We had to laugh last night. It was Tuesday, and we had precipitation. At least it’s easier to drive in rain! Medusa looks good and the vet was happy. She even had a little of a weight gain. I should get her kidney value results in a coupled days. We’ve been diligently treating her kidney disease for over a year with three prescriptions, special food, potassium supplement, and subcutaneous fluids through an IV. We can’t afford to do much more, but cherish every moment with her. And she has really adapted well to the loss of most of her vision.

Have s good day. I’m going to spend most of the day in bed..... Lol

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3/12/19 9:51 A

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I am balanced back out today. The weather is so gorgeous outside. It will be a great day to walk outside. I have my laptop with me at church but I still may take the long way home and get a mile and 1/2 in on the way home rather than 1/2 mile.

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3/11/19 10:43 P
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Had a horrible night sleep last night. Had insomnia really bad, then when I finally got sleepy I had a sinus headache.... it was a long day.

Stayed busy and work, and felt productive. Came home and cooked Mississippi Pot Roast in the Instant Pot. Done in 45 minutes :) I had planned on cooking it up on Sunday, but didn’t work out.

Time for bed. I’m resting with a cold pack to help with the sinus headache.

Enjoy your evening!

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I am so sorry :( Hope you are feeling better and more relaxed.

No fever, just weak and tired. Woke up great this morning, and nosedived after my shower. Hubby and I both have it......

Saw Miss Anastasia on Friday night, and had a great time playing with her and talking with my daughter and son in law. Just love our family time!!

Was headache free until around 4 last night when the snow came in. Had a rough night sleep, but was better by 9 this morning. Think I’m handling them much better. I just have to look ahead for upcoming weather changes. This week, we’re getting rain. Not sure if that will be the same as snow, but we’ll see....

Feeling frustrated at not eating well these weekends, but feeling weak and fatigued is not helping.......

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

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I am hypomanic today...well I was. I wrote an article about it today and posted it here on SP but I could very well add an update. In it I was hoping I would use my high mood to be creative and productive. The truth was that As I wrote the words were flying across the computer keys. I was in a great mood. But before I could finish it....

Malcolm came in and talked with me for 45 minutes.

But with in 10 more minutes he was back asking me to find something for him. That lead into LITERALLY a 3 1/2 hour long loud discussion and disagreement.

By the time I was able to pick up my laptop again...the high momentum of hypomania was squelched. I no longer felt inspired, creative, energized. On the contrary. I felt flat, disappointed, frustrated, upset and needing to tune out by taking a nap.

I haven't had my nap yet. I did finish the blog as if nothing had interfered with it. I got it posted on wordpress then on here. I am exhausted now. I do NOT like disagreements let alone ones that get loud and things get twisted to find a winner and loser.

I think I will take that nap. I have a dvd I need to finish because the next season of the show is waiting on hold for me at the library. I also have a lot of reading to do. The blessing in disguise is that while Malcolm wants me to leave him alone for a while until he comes to me-- that works for me to get caught up on my stuff. So there is a silver lining to the cloud.

My blood sugar is probably low since I haven't eaten today and it is almost 5 pm...but if I eat now I will binge. I do not have good quantity control nor carb control if I eat when I am upset. Perhaps after the nap I can make some yummy vegetable soup.

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3/8/19 9:54 P

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my dh took the day off early and took care of some errands and finished the snow removal before i fot home. so that was pretty cool. then i was able to come home and do a little reading and then nap. its been a long week. still tired a lot, but i have not been snacking when i am sleepy so that iis giving me a stepping stone to reaching my goals.

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Feeling a little better. It’s a weird bug. Not really a full blown cold. Just wears you down.

Heading out to see Anastasia tonight with Mom and Dad. Having pizza night with the family before the the next weather system rolls in tomorrow.

I made it to work a full week!!!! I just laugh! Nothing I can do.....

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3/7/19 11:54 P

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ok day. came home and did snow removal work. shoulders were starting to feel it but will see how it feels tomorrow.

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I’m not as upbeat today, but my sniffles are getting worse along with some slight ear pain. I think it might just be pressure, but something to watch.

Sun is shining again, and it was nice to see the snow melt at a slow pace. We don’t want flooding..

Not much else new here. Just another day at work :!

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3/6/19 7:06 P

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my son moved back in. I am glad I had a 3 month break. Its nice we can mostly live in peace together. But there are some changes that have to stick with. Like he needs to run errands and feed himself not rely on me. The one I think will be the hardest is he enjoys me watching him play his video gaming. That takes up a lot of time if I do it as much as he wants. To him its like watching sports together. He thinks its a community activity. But I do computer work for about 5 hours a day. So I have to work out a schedule for this again.

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3/6/19 11:13 A
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Feeling great today! No snow until Saturday. I just might work a full week..... Lol

Drive myself to work this morning. Hubby is staying after work to “play” with the guys, cleaning up a snowmobile. But, even though it was cold, the sun was out, MY music was one, and no headache. Life is good :) You have to savor and enjoy while you can!

Saw some videos of Anastasia jumping on a trampoline. So adorable. She jumped so much, her legs were wobbly when she got home :) My daughter was working on an important paper for school that was part of her exam, so Daddy was on Anastasia duty.

Hope everyone has a good day!



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Fighting a small cold, just feel stuffy. Still much better than a migraine! And no weather systems until the weekend. Yay!!

Haven’t seen Anastasia in over two weeks. I miss her. She gave me the extra smiles I needed.

Hope all is well.

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I got out for a walk today before the snow hit. I am ready for sun and short sleeves

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Been fighting migraines the last few months. Going to try and do the step challenge this month and see how it goes!

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Been fighting a migraine since Thursday afternoon. Seems to be finally dulling. Spring can't come soon enough..... I'm looking into other alternatives to help. Not sure it will work since they are weatrelated, but...... Right now, I'm considering a chiropractor. I don't see my doctor for another three weeks. But, I'm feeling frustrated and depressed. I don't even have Anastasia to brighten my weekends, since it has snowed the last two......

I'm going to try and give myself time to crochet today. Maybe i need some time to do what I want....

Have a good weekend.

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Michelle, that stinks you're getting so much snow. We're supposed to get 3-6 inches late tomorrow night into Sunday afternoon. I'm so done with winter.



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Migraine finally broke around 11:00 this morning. Snow stopped around 10. That’s the only time I can remember that happening. Usually, I wake up with it, and it’s there until I go to bed.

Good day at work,even worked on my project a bit. Wore my baseball cap a bit this morning, and it blocked the lights better.

Snow and ice on the roads softened up today. Roads were a bit better. Now, they could plow the slush!!

Made Taco Casserole for dinner tonight. I added some chopped lettuce and tomato for extra veggies, along with some steamed corn. Yummy!

Enjoy your evening. Over the hump!

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More snow tonight, called for 3-5 inches.....

Got a migraine an hour after getting to work this morning. I even put on my baseball cap to try and block the light. The hat didn’t work as well as I would have liked :(

I had my last Physical Therapy session this afternoon. My tense muscle is stretched and loosened up, along with having full motion again. My appointment was at 2:15, so I was home by 4:00. I took a nap until hubby got home.

Roads are still horrible after the Blizzard on Saturday night. Hope it warms up enough for the ice to melt soon. It’s a pretty rough ride to work in the car.

Stay safe!

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Had a good day today, so glad the last snow storm showed up on a weekend. No need to miss work this time! I had a mild headache, but that seems to be there constantly. That, I can work with:)

Roads were very slick on the way to work, and not much better on our way home. I’ve never seen them that bad..... And we’re supposed to get another 1-3 inches tomorrow night.

Started a new project at work, and looking forward to it. Keeps me busy, and it needs to be done.

Hope all is well!

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2/25/19 9:27 P

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we had blizzard conditions yesterday. crappy weather, it does aid to the cabin fever. we got about 4 months of snow in 1 month. so that does not help my attitude. i decided to get melatonin for at night to help my bedtime routine and my sleeping. then for the morning vitamin b12 to see if that helps my energy. for the day. i forgot last night so i did nto sleep well and i was crabby today. fortunatly i could work from home today so i was able to give my computer dirty looks and let myself be crabby for a while. the afternoon was better but i still felt tired.

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Another quiet day at home. We woke up to 10.5 inches of snow on top of last night’s ice. Hubby raked the snow off of the roof, and plowed the driveway. The tractor tire went flat again :( The whole ordeal took him 6 hours.....

I got an early start on my Sunday chores, and put some chicken thighs with marinara sauce in the slow cooker for dinner. Cooked up some mostaccoli and steamed some peas. Then, I remembered some roasted peppers in the fridge and added them to my plate. Hubby don’t like them, but I do!

Took a much needed nap this afternoon. Migraine pain increased this afternoon, but it was expected. And I didn’t have to miss work this time. Yay!!

We’ve had high winds all day. It will be interesting to see how the blowing and drifting affects the ride in. The plows have been out, but so has the wind.... Lol.

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2/16/19 2:06 P

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I am watching The X Files today. Just one disc to get the flavor of the show. to see if I want to watch all 11 seasons in order. I also have the first season of 24, the Affair, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


I have been wanting to retire to the coast of California. But most of the coast is heavily populated. Watching this X Files dvd they are investigating a case in Oregon on the coast where I used to vacation with my grandma...those towns are what I visualize in my mind. it would be perfect! who knows maybe one day. I just want a quiet town with a church and a grocery store and the ocean near by to sit and meditate daily and go for walks in the difficult sand.

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Its good to have somebody that understands us, to connect with. Yes older women have a lot of compassion and sense, my friend is so easy to talk to and I don't find it easy around people so all credit to her. Polly is 72, we found her a new pair of shoes!
You also get down days too, it isn't easy when your mind can go places you don't want it to and can be a bit of a rollercoaster I find. I'm not bipolar I don't get manic highs but get plenty of other miserable things that affect me.
On a happier note i'm enjoying sparking and the sun is beaming today so I will manage a walk this afternoon. My body is still getting used to cutting down and i'm not quite there yet. I need a couple of days to get it right.
I enjoy chatting with you!


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Katie- I have an older friend. She is 89 this year. She has adopted me as her daughter. She has a grandson with bi-polar and a daughter with depression so she is very sympathetic to my down days. I also have a couple friends in their 70s. I love older women.

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Thanks! I've had cold chill the past two days and wound up sleeping in the afternoon just to warm up. The heating was on and I had layers of clothes. But sometimes I do get chills and it knocks me I cannot get anything done. This morning I went to the local shop for milk and bought a couple of tops in a cheap shop. Tomorrow i'm going out with a friend in the morning to find her some comfy sensible shoes as the ones she bought last week have no give in them and are killing her feet. Shes elderly, I will enjoy going to the shoe shop with her. We look after each other and see a lot of each other, she is similar to me in some ways and struggles with mental health the same. We understand how each other gets, nervous, stressed, lonely etc.
I am happy for you Kitty getting out for a walk today and its achieving something worth while when you can do things for yourself like exercising.
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Hang in there Katie. I have days like that. Each day is a new start-- only hold onto the good in the day before, let the rest go if possible.

I was all ready to pull out my spring workout clothes and get busy with daily outside walks. Then an associate told me we're getting snow again tonight...its in the mid 50's right now. So I am going to get a good walk or two in today and then get some grubby shoes out and I pledge to layer up and still walk this weekend. emoticon

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I'm having such a horrible slump day today, I feel bog eyed too after sleeping until 4.30pm in the afternoon.
All my good intentions of going out for a brisk walk everyday and I haven't even achieved it yet.
Time of month doesn't help
I'm sorry to complain but I will do better in future.

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Hi Kathleen, thankyou its great to be here! It sounds like you are doing great and losing 100 pounds and keeping it off is unbelievably great, i'm sooo happy for you!
Blessings to you too

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Hiya Katie~
Its great to have you with us and that you found our chat. I have been on SP for several years. I'm hovering around the 100lb loss weight. I haven't moved much in the last year. I have to up my game. I'd love to friend you. Blessings on your journey.
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Hiya everyone here! emoticon

I'm Katie, here in the UK, I gained 30 pounds last year after stress of moving house etc. So I'm back at Sparks after what must be 4 years away! How time fly's!

My goal is to not have this pot belly thing going on, to walk for 1 hour a day with husband as he's wanting to lose a bit of weight too.

I'm here to chat if anyone would like to leave me a message on my page, that would be lovely!

It's like riding a bike doing this it's something you easily are able to do sparking. I got so much encouragement last time I did this. 😍

Love to you ALL!!! emoticon

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I haven't gotten much exercise in between the snow and the rain. I've been in a mixed state of mania (impulsivity in not such a good way) and depression. I'm doing well this morning. My morning events were canceled so I came in to volunteer at church with my free morning.
I took an interesting quiz on what motivates each person. I turned out to be a rebel-- I am not motivated by either external nor internal stimuli. They give some help with what techniques will motivate each of the 4 types. So it was helpful as I wondered why I can't force myself to do what I think I should do. I'm going to try out the the suggestions to try to motivate myself in a different way to get things done regularly.
if you want to take the quiz it is at this link

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Hi all! Well my biggest fundraiser of the year was Friday night. So glad it's over. We do a trivia night for the high school band. This was my last one since Jessie graduates this year. We made $1000 more than we did last year!!!

So now that trivia is over, I need to put the focus back on me. We have ice here today so I will be getting on the elliptical later. Really can't wait for winter to be over!!

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woke up with energy so i got in a good workout. it was low impact and done in circuit style so i just focused on doing the moves with full range of motion and upping the intensity. i did get sweaty, at the end i was short of breath aq little, but i did recover fast so i know i need more intensity, but the level 1 cardio is fun and feels good,

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Headache was better than expected. It didn’t increase levels nor decrease, and light and noises didn’t seem to be an added issue. I was just very fatigued. I’m sure my body is struggling to handle it all.

We ended up with around 6 inches, had to plow the car into the driveway from the snowplow pile by the road. The joys of living on a highway. Hubby plowed the driveway while I cooked Pork Skillet Stew. I made up a few cornbread muffins to go with it. Nice comfort food with potatoes, peas, and corn.

Supposed to get cold tonight, so be careful if you have to go out!

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Good Morning!

I'm relatively new to the team & to Spark. I started a few weeks ago & then got very sick!!

Michelle I literally JUST ordered an instant pot about 5 minutes ago. I use my slow cooker because it helps with getting meals made while working & trying to fit in my morning exercises & taking care of all of the pets. I'm hoping that I LOVE it.

Kathleen - I've joined 2 challenges since I joined - but both seem very quiet. I'm trying to kind of find my rhythm with the posting & tracking etc. My Apple watch helps obviously. I'm training to walk a half marathon on St. Patrick's Day. It will be my first & I'm super excited.

Hope everyone has great Thursdays!!

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And the Brilliant Award goes to *points to self* ME!!!! emoticon I was so proud of myself for baking chicken last night (basically a second dinner) just so I could have a healthy lunch today. Well guess who lost track of time and never set a timer. Yep, me. So I all set to eat my beautiful lunch of RAW chicken. Yeah me. emoticon All I can do is laugh. At least I tried

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Michelle-- good to see people are alive and kicking still emoticon

I have been sick 3 days now. I laid down Saturday (again at 4 pm). I just got up at 2 for whats been 40 minutes total. I took a B vitamin shot and ate some vegetables. Now to catch up on SP. I am going to attempt to post mileage and minutes this month. I lowered my expectations. I need to get things back up and going.

I did eat a lot of carbs this weekend when I nibbled. That is what I crave when I am sick. I will be excited or this to be over. Its not bad..I just rarely get sick. So I'm being a baby.

We have a heat wave in the 50's right now. I hope you all are warmer too.

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Pretty quiet in here.... echo, echo, echo......

The week must have been really hard on me. I slept 10 hours the last two days, and I took a nap yesterday when Anastasia did....

Hubby took the car to the shop yesterday. It ran a bit better than Thursday. I'm sure the warmer temps helped. So, we have a loaner car now.

We had spaghetti pie for dinner last night, and Anastasia loved it. Then pistachio fluff for dessert. I had to try it since my daughter doesn't like pistachio....LOL

Its pretty foggy this morning, and calling for possible ice on the roads. We may wait until later to take Anastasia home. I left it up to hubby....

I'm making a soup in my Instant Pot today for my weeks lunches. I hope this will get me on track. I am having a lot of trouble for horrible hunger pains, when I do eat often enough. I wonder if it is another symptom of the migraines. Maybe possible aura symptom?

Other than that, just laundry and shopping.....

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We had snow and cold temps then 40's for a couple days. I woke up to snow again. Its nice though its 26 right now.

I quit my 2 challenges earlier this month because it was too much. But I found ALL exercise stopped (except to run errands since I walk everywhere). That is not good. So I am signing up for a Spring challenge. The one I chose is not the one I have been doing for a couple years. WIth this one I only have to report everything in one swoop weekly not daily. So it will be easier to keep up with. I am not necessarily fond of the weekly challenges beyond exercise but I need something. Perhaps I will look around and see what other challenges are out there before final commitment.

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So cold out! I dropped off a bag of unwanted things at Goodwill this morning, and picked up my prescriptions from Walgreens. That was enough....

Not feeling well today. Having worse headaches with an upset stomach. And hubby and I are not seeing eye to eye. I’m sure that’s not helping. We’ll get through it. We always do.

Made a Taco Meatloaf in the slow cooker for dinner tonight. It was ok, and different. Not good enough to make it again though. It had taco seasoning, salsa, eggs, breadcrumbs, and meat. I made some Mexican flavored rice and corn to go with it. It did the job.

Laying down early tonight. Let us know if you check out the eclipse!

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Tammy-- I hope you get some rest and peace

Vicky-- stay warm. I am so impressed how you stay so busy all year helping your daughter and cheering her on, You are an awesome mom.

Michelle-- congrats on Anastasia's potty training . that is such a huge hurdle.

We won't be getting as much snow as some of you. We might get a couple inches saturday night to Sunday morning. Our alert ends 10am Sunday.

I lost 6lbs this month cutting WAY back on carbs. I only did it to help my blood sugar numbers but it is affecting my weight too. I am very happy. Maybe if I keep this up I won't yo-yo as much.

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I've been boarderline exhausted this week. monday was roufh. tuesday i was crabby and annoyed with everyone and everyhting. i was close to blowing up at people a couple times. i did realax when i came home but later on i was mad again. i need a lot of sleep and i am not going to get it this week. i could have napped tonight but i was so anxious that i did not get sleepy when i tried to nap. may try an early bedtime instead

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Glad your headaches are better Michelle!

Taylor is on her way back to school. So my goal for the day is to get things cleaned up. Not getting very far, I'm on the second Lifetime movie!!

Busy week this week. I'll be up at Jessie's school 4 out of the 5 nights. This is her last year of high school so only a few more months left. :(

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New medication seems to be working!!! I’ve had more energy, and headaches are much less intense. And this is at a half dose. This med is a beta blocker, so I have to check my pulse a few times a day. So far, so good :)

Spent the day soaking up our Anastasia smiles! We introduced her to Play Doh today. She was having fun!

And, Anastasia is potty trained. She caught on pretty quickly, and we were impressed how well she does. Even at our house today, no accidents!

Made sesame chicken in the instant pot tonight. So yummy!!

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We got 10 inches of snow and unfortunately it's not done yet. Thankfully I left work early. Went grocery shopping on the way home. I've never seen the lines so long but at least they moved quickly. Taylor goes back to school tomorrow. We're supposed to get another storm Friday night into Saturday. I was planning on going to Iowa which is about 4.5 hours away for Taylor's track meet but I will probably be staying home.

Been working on my front living room. The last thing I have to do is get rid of the book case. The donation place is coming on Thursday to pick it up. Then moving my elliptical in there!! yeah!!

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