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Interspecies Communication

Friday, September 24, 2010

Today my mom sent this video. No goalie is needed for this game. www.wimp.com/oneball/


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PANSYLADY2 9/25/2010 7:28AM

    That ia amazing! I kept thinking the deer could do damage to the dog with its front leg action. And dogs definitely like balls better than deer do.

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NELLIEC 9/24/2010 4:31PM

    Very peculiar. I'm not sure that the deer was all that interested in the ball, but certainly stuck around for a while.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/24/2010 12:52PM

    I love this, How cute, and wish we could all just play and get along.

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Finally Found A Doctor

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Where we live, doctors are here to retire, not to practice medicine. In the three years we have spent in this area, I have followed leads trying to get a doctor for my partner.

And today is the day. He is to visit a new doctor in our city who already has 100 people on the waiting list.

Due to D's age (55) and his ongoing pre-diabetic condition, we managed to get an appointment today at 11:45 a.m.

Diabetes is nothing to play around with. I believe the more you know about this condition, the better you will manage it. Unfortunately, it is very common for the patient to ' go into denial' and do very little about it.

This is what I see big time in "D".

Although he was prescribed meds 5 years ago and still has the same bottle more than half full AND he was told to purchase a blood testing kit and the strips that go into the machine, this equipment has only been used about 10 times in the three years we have been together.

Does that sound like denial to you? I think it's like being 'just a little pregnant.'

So, today D will have 15 minutes with an MD in our area and start all over. I am hopeful that steps will be taken for better blood sugar balance, healthier snacking, modified quantities being consumed and regular blood testing. (I really am expecting a lot to turn around and improve.)

Is it really lying if someone is fooling themselves and trying to pull the wool over the eyes of all those who love them?

Gosh, I want this doctor's appointment to chip down the facade of him kidding himself...

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LIERSCH 10/27/2010 3:12PM

  soooo..... how did it end up? My M-I-L didn't take care of hers until her "kidney counts" started to show up poorly. Guess she didn't want to drive to Whitby eh? Even dropping weight sometimes gets things back into line. It's really tough when your favourite friend (food) becomes your enemy. XXXOOO to "U" and "D"

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1FAVOREDLADY 9/23/2010 9:45PM

    I pray things work out for ya!

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PANSYLADY2 9/23/2010 4:43PM

    Hopefully things will be improve with the new MD. Maybe you can encourage D. by your own good eating habits. It's always worth a try!! Blessings.

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Home Crafted Table

Monday, September 06, 2010

I moved into this lovely village just a year and a few days ago. Our tables in the kitchen eat-in area and the dining room are 'make do.' For a year, two plastic folding tables have stood in while we design and decide what to create in the garage/ woodworking shop.

And this is THE weekend of beginning our first home crafted table!

We have started with the kitchen table as project #1. It will be a maple plywood top with three inches of cherry plywood around the edge. Imagine the maple being a picture and the cherry as the picture frame.

The wood will have a bit of Danish oil rubbed in but not a stain.

I have watched how wooden biscuits secure two pieces of material together along with wood glue. There is quite a lot I still will learn throughout this process of building our own table, so I am keeping my eyes open and asking only 'infrequent' questions. I wish to be a helper; not a pest.

What will the table legs look like? Well, last time we sketched and discussed, we were leaning toward a two legged trestle style. Oooops change that- I have found out that four legs will support the joint around the top in a more secure manner.

That's how quickly design can evolve!

What does this blog have to do with Sparking toward healthy living? Well, today the only biscuits in my life will be zero calories. I will be on my feet and being a Go-fer to use up energy (instead of sitting on my behind.) My mind will be focused on learning something new AND it will be some together time which has been in short supply since I started my job.

When there is something to photograph, I will take a picture and post it. Ooooo I am excited!
Can you tell?

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L*I*T*A* 9/14/2010 12:09AM

    what a wonderful project......
way to go with together time too!!!
have a great week.........
blessings and hugs............lita

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/6/2010 1:36PM

    That sounds like such a great project, I hope when you are done you can post a picture

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SOCKGIRL1991M 9/6/2010 12:53PM

    I'm excited about your project, too! It sounds like it's a lot of fun.

Although, I must ask how on earth a table with two legs is suppose to stand without falling.

Can't wait to see the photographs!

Brightest Blessings,

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One Idea for Your Last 200 Calories for the Day

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ooohhh, I'm feeling like I might get in trouble for this suggestion but I just received a recipe I'd like to share. It is not all about health, so click away from this blog right now if you are easily lead into temptation.

-- make 4 to share with your favourite family members or buddies.
(194 calories each)

2 organic eggs or 1/2 cup pasteurized eggs
4 oz vodka
3 oz lemon juice
1/2 cup of icing sugar (perhaps a bit of Splenda would substitute for lower calorie count)
8 ice cubes
1 lemon slice
2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs

Garnish: Using lemon wedge, rim edges of 4 martini glasses. Press into crumbs to adhere.

In blender, combine eggs, vodka, lemon juice and sugar. Add ice and pulse to crush, about 30 seconds; puree until smooth and frothy.

Strain into prepared glasses. Let stand until body separates and foam rises to top to resemble lemon meringue pie.

Oooh la la... is that decadent or what???

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VIRTUE-TRIUMPS 8/24/2010 1:35PM

    LOL it is decadent indeed but sounds wonderful. emoticon

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PEWILK 8/23/2010 6:57PM

  Gee that just might make me learn to like vodka.


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Love In Action

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I really like where I am living. (REALLY, REALLY like it.)

I enjoy walking around the neighbourhood, taking the bike out and occasionally my rollerblades... just to wave at neighbours, look at the trees and enjoy the fresh air. Usually I can chart some cardio workout but today my walk took a different path.

Karen-The-Garbage-Picker surfaced yet again and as I tied on my runners (sneakers for the Americans). I put a green garbage bag in the pocket of my shorts. It was only steps from my driveway when I picked up a cigarette pack to put in the trash.

I love my neighbourhood so much that I get distressed that others throw rubbish out the windows of their cars along the highway trail. Grrrr. So I don't get my heart rate up much-- at least I get the feeling that I'm pushing against the litterbug monster.

I leap up and over drainage ditches, drag cardboard and newspaper out of the high grass and carry it all home for garbage pickup next week. I never seem to need the 2 bag limit that this area allows.

One thing that always amazes me on my Garbage Walks... just about the time I have a bag filled up, I locate a second plastic bag just about the time I need it. (Am I being watched over, or what?) The mystery bag has never been the same colour or manufactured by the same company, so I know they are not being 'planted' for me. Today's bag, ironically had a website on it promoting Protecting The Earth!

I have my weigh scale in the garage to give you an idea of the before and after of my travails.
In my workout gear: 139.6 lbs.
With two bags of litter: 152.2.

So, on the last leg of my clean-up march, I was lugging 12.6 pounds of trash with me. (It felt like forty pounds, believe me!)

Bicyclists waved and gave me the thumbs up signal and one dad with his little family actually said, "Thanks a lot!" Perhaps he told his little ones to keep their neighbourhood clean of trash.

I got a nice bit of scenery to look at... don't get me wrong. I noticed that a Scottish Thistle was over 5 feet high, the wild daisies were almost finished and a little garter snake wriggled a 'taa taa for now' at me.
Instead of getting angry and jaded about people, I choose to multitask my amazement of nature. This is my love in action workout.

Now, how would you chart a one hour litter walk on the Spark People activity Tools??

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THE_SILVER_OWL 8/30/2010 2:44PM

    What a wonderful service you are providing to your neighborhood. And doing is with such love..


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SUZIB123 8/21/2010 3:40PM

    I think I would probley go with a 17 minute mile as it is not a 15 minute jog but you are bending and picking up things and you are also carrying things back. You may walk and pick up faster that me! I wish you were my neighbor! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/18/2010 2:16PM

    Not sure but it is a good idea! emoticon emoticon

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