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  • Seattle Bound!

    12/7/2019 12:43:34 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Approximately 7 hours and I'll be on the road headed to the airport. Yippee! With any luck the hotel will have an open room in the morning, but if not, stow our luggage with them and head out for our first day of fun! I spent time downloading a few books on my Kindle for reading time on ... Read more

  • Empty House Today

    12/5/2019 8:13:43 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I slept well once the house was empty this morning and then got busy on my time with God and paid work. I do admit I worked slower as I have enjoyed several Christmas movies at the same time. Isaac is now with Meg and Maegann is over at Kim's getting her hair on the way back to her normal... Read more

  • Ready for this day to be done

    12/4/2019 9:13:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Good thing I was allowing the day to call the shots because it sure did that big time. 433 Dropped Isaac off at school. 341 Picked up groceries. 530 Van would not start. I finally had this all taken care of and was home about 11:30. 490 Had breakfast 458 Renew My Faith time ... Read more

  • Energy is a Wonderful Thing

    12/4/2019 1:04:48 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I was able to sleep a little longer this morning as Tim dropped Isaac off at school on his way to work. Once I got up and around I had breakfast and then got down to business with my 21-day prayerful planner and Bible study. I am finding that the Verse for the year is not coming... Read more

  • Icy Roads Today

    12/2/2019 11:19:59 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Good thing I planned for my "want to do" list to potentially be an unreachable goal today because it definitely played out that way. I fell back to sleep after I dropped Isaac off and the next thing I knew it was 10 o'clock and only then because the doorbell rang. It was Tim and his car with... Read more

  • Sunday Snow

    12/1/2019 6:59:44 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    We've had a light snow most of the day, but it isn't amounting to much as far as staying on the ground. May have a few inches by morning though if it continues. I finally was able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this afternoon it has not caused any issues so far, but nothing more today e... Read more

  • Stomach Bug is still in charge

    11/30/2019 10:33:20 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I did have some plans for the day and I did the best I could with the low energy that was mine to enjoy. What I did accomplish was 3 loads of laundry (2 more to go but the water got shut off for construction), a trip to the bank, my work space cleaned off and dealt with and the one and only "... Read more

  • Avoiding Thanksgiving Calories

    11/29/2019 4:45:16 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    And I avoided those calories in a not-so-very-fun way. Stomach Bug. I knew I was getting sick about 10pm Wednesday and sure enough I was right. I think I saw two hours awake the next 36. Today I'm able to stay up longer periods of time, but still wanting sleep. I think the most enjoyab... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Eve 2019

    11/27/2019 9:42:13 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    House was quiet once Isaac left with Destinie at 9 and I fell asleep for about an hour. Ellsworth kept me up all through the night once again. Wondering if we forgot his pain med last night. Once I got moving I made a bowl of oatmeal and then sat down with my Bible study. ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Prep Day Eve!

    11/27/2019 12:28:02 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today saw a few things getting done. Bible study, finances updated, a Christmas movie watched and time on the jigsaw puzzle. I worked on it for several hours as my goal is to have it done and taken down tomorrow since we'll need the space on Thursday. We have four guests joinin... Read more

  • Calm Monday

    11/26/2019 12:55:08 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Was nice being able to sleep an extra hour today as Isaac is out of school this week. Once I got him off with Destinie (strength training) I got busy on some paid work. I didn't have much, but it took longer than I thought. Afterwards I made lunch and got my Bible study time going. ... Read more

  • 4 More Sunday's Until Christmas

    11/24/2019 10:12:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was a very calm day. 288 worship 341 picked up groceries 281 football and 141 jigsaw puzzle time 252 Sparking and 272 watching MIB 2 I made good progress today on the puzzle. Enjoying this one even though it is difficult. Tomorrow Tim will be the on... Read more

  • Tired of chasing Auggie

    11/23/2019 4:55:13 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Began the day getting cleaning and laundry going before sitting down with my "Renew" challenge. As I began entering today's schedule, I had to stop and do what it said.... call Nancy Jean. We visited for almost an hour and she also spent time talking with Isaac. I even chased d... Read more

  • A Very Quiet Friday

    11/23/2019 12:30:23 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I enjoyed a day home all alone. Only went out two times. Once to drop Isaac off and another to pick up meds at the pharmacy. I also woke up so tired and actually fell back into a sound sleep about 8:30 once the house was empty and thankfully I had set my phone alarm for 9:45 so I wouldn't m... Read more

  • He is up to something!

    11/21/2019 11:54:32 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was another quiet day. I got through my "planning to do" list other than cleaning the bathrooms. It's all good as there's always tomorrow. Cleaning, laundry and paid work was mostly finished by noon and then I sat down with my lunch and worked through today's Renew My Faith pag... Read more

  • Deny Yourself .... Not Easy!

    11/21/2019 12:08:30 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Lots of discussion at Bible study this morning about that topic. Learning to let go of things and that is not easy, but it's the first thing the disciples were taught....deny yourself. Once home I worked through my daily Renew Your Faith pages. Next up was jigsaw puzzle time. ... Read more

  • Didn't Feel Like a Tuesday

    11/19/2019 10:49:18 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I was able to get my list completed for the day, but it didn't get done in the organized order that I'd planned. The first thing that happened was an adult client emergency so I was making phone calls and sending emails. Was thankful to reach the individual that needed to deal with it all so... Read more

  • I Enjoy Hallmark Now!

    11/18/2019 6:00:05 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I managed to get all those items from my list checked off today and am just now finishing up my Spark and personal email time. I also enjoyed a Hallmark movie while I have been online. One thing I did today was put a Christmas party on the calendar. How can we be doing that sort o... Read more

  • Believe: It's Everywhere!

    11/17/2019 7:29:39 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Since selecting my 2020 word (believe) it is showing up everywhere. The sermon this morning was totally about trusting what is written in the scriptures and using "believe" as a verb based on the knowledge it is true. If that message didn't just land right in the middle of the ladies study l... Read more

  • Angry Knee

    11/16/2019 8:59:17 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today has been a productive one, but I've felt a bit off kilter at times for some reason. 102 slept in a bit 490 breakfast with Tim 542 cleaned the kitchen and then started laundry 528 got the family finances updated 272 watched a Hallmark mystery while doing the finances ... Read more

  • Believe is the Word

    11/15/2019 7:42:05 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day went pretty much as I planned other than throwing a couple loads of laundry into things. After a bit of extended sleep and cleaning up the kitchen I pulled out all my Bible study materials and dug in. I chose to begin my 21 Days of Renewed Faith challenge and I am very glad I did a... Read more

  • I think I finally have a real handle on this...

    11/15/2019 10:25:54 AM, by LADYPJAY

    I am proud...not bragging...just proud and grateful for my success this challenge. I was the only Pink Flamingo still standing for maintaining or losing each week. I lost 11.6 pounds overall in 10 weeks. I was the biggest loser overall with this loss. I couldn't have done it without my team's su... Read more

  • Massage Day

    11/14/2019 6:47:10 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Extremely uneventful day here, which is good as I am so tired. Need another nap! 528 paid work (very little) 313 chasing down Auggie when he got out due to a loose dog roaming for the 2nd day -- killed my knee 244 massage day 272 Hallmark movie and 252 Sparking Next up i... Read more

  • Christmas Movie day!

    11/13/2019 10:23:17 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I took the morning off as Ellsworth got me up between 5-6 times throughout the night to go outside. Decided I had better just stay home and get some sleep. Then I checked work email and got another client plan submitted for review before I began entering my time online for everyone. I watch... Read more

  • Hey Look! No Cavities!

    11/12/2019 10:20:35 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another quietly productive day! 102 extended sleep 528 paid work 334 dental cleaning 528 more paid work 556 built a fire 272 watching Criminal Minds while Sparking Tim is finally at the hotel in Reno and he had a longer day than planned as he missed his flight this mo... Read more

  • Lazy Day....Sort of...

    11/11/2019 10:33:30 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was productive in the midst of not doing much at the same time. 102 Extended sleep 542 Laundry (4 loads by end of day) & cleaned the kitchen 528 Paid work (a little) 387 Finished our family budget for October. 272 Watched an episode of Signed, Sealed & Delivered while I... Read more

  • G = Great Game Day!

    11/10/2019 11:49:35 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    It was a nice change to just stay home this morning and watch our worship service on live stream. The pastor closed up the current series of "Mission Possible" and the main thought was that our passions typically aren't the same as where we find ourselves when it comes to caring for God's peo... Read more

  • C = Calm

    11/9/2019 10:46:55 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    A calm day from beginning to end. 102 extended sleep 204 color touch-up with Maegann 528 updated family finances and worked on the budget 268 worked on the jigsaw puzzle while supper baked 272 watching James Bond while Sparking Tim was gone until about 4pm with Wendell d... Read more