Monday, November 22, 2010
It's winter in Canada
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At thirty-five below.
Oh, how I love Canada
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Canada
Cuz I'm frozen to the ground!
Have a great day...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
A little house with three bedrooms,
one bathroom and one car on the street.
A mower that you had to push
to make the grass look neat.
In the kitchen on the wall
we only had one phone,
And no need for recording things,
someone was always home.
We only had a living room
where we would congregate,
unless it was at mealtime
in the kitchen where we ate.
We had no need for family rooms
or extra rooms to dine.
When meeting as a family
those two rooms would work out fine.
We only had one TV set
and channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them
with something worth the view.
For snacks we had potato chips
that tasted like a chip.
And if you wanted flavor
there was Lipton's onion dip.
Store-bought snacks were rare because
my mother liked to cook
and nothing can compare to snacks
in Betty Crocker's book.
Weekends were for family trips
or staying home to play.
We all did things together --
even go to church to pray.
When we did our weekend trips
depending on the weather,
no one stayed at home because
we liked to be together.
Sometimes we would separate
to do things on our own,
but we knew where the others were
without our own cell phone.
Then there were the movies
with your favorite movie star,
and nothing can compare
to watching movies in your car.
Then there were the picnics
at the peak of summer season,
pack a lunch and find some trees
and never need a reason.
Get a baseball game together
with all the friends you know,
have real action playing ball --
and no game video.
Remember when the doctor
used to be the family friend,
and didn't need insurance
or a lawyer to defend?
The way that he took care of you
or what he had to do,
because he took an oath and strived
to do the best for you.
Remember going to the store
and shopping casually,
and when you went to pay for it
you used your own money?
Nothing that you had to swipe
or punch in some amount,
and remember when the cashier person
had to really count?
The milkman used to go
from door to door,
And it was just a few cents more
than going to the store.
There was a time when mailed letters
came right to your door,
without a lot of junk mail ads
sent out by every store.
The mailman knew each house by name
and knew where it was sent;
there were not loads of mail addressed
to "present occupant."
There was a time when just one glance
was all that it would take,
and you would know the kind of car,
the model and the make.
They didn't look like turtles
trying to squeeze out every mile;
they were streamlined, white walls, fins
and really had some style.
One time the music that you played
whenever you would jive,
was from a vinyl, big-holed record
called a forty-five.
The record player had a post
to keep them all in line
and then the records would drop down
and play one at a time.
Oh sure, we had our problems then,
just like we do today
and always we were striving,
trying for a better way.
Oh, the simple life we lived
still seems like so much fun,
how can you explain a game,
just kick the can and run?
And why would boys put baseball cards
between bicycle spokes
and for a nickel, red machines
had little bottled Cokes?
This life seemed so much easier
and slower in some ways.
I love the new technology
but I sure do miss those days.
So time moves on and so do we
and nothing stays the same,
but I sure love to reminisce
and walk down memory lane.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Today I weighed 165 lbs .. my goal was to reach 165 lbs. by November 4, 2010 .. BUT .. I changed my goal to 160 lbs a while back:( Oh, well only 5lbs to go .. I'm ecstatic with all this weight gone down the drain I started in April at 215 lbs!
I never believed that I could do it, but finding SparkPeople was the best thing that could have happened to me. I hated exercise; I would NEVER count calories or drink all that water every day ... No, not me Well, I've learned how to do all that and it has been a great journey! I've learned so much about myself; instead of feeling lazy, bloated, my clothes looked like I had been poured into them.. WOW! .. I feel great!! I've gone from a size 20 jeans to a size 14, and that makes me feel very proud I'm not a young gal anymore,(76) .. if I can do it at this age .. ANYONE CAN
I've discovered that I LOVE to exercise .. who would have 'thunk' it ... not me! It makes me feel so energetic .. like the Energizer Bunny .. I have to do it .. why didn't I do this years ago! I was a size 12 after I had my 5th baby; had a hysterectomy not long after .. then the weight started glueing itself to my poor old body. I had a sedentary position when I worked .. that didn't help that's for sure! Then I retired 10 years ago, and that damned weight wanted to stay with me Finally in April of this year I found Spark and my whole life changed! Started eating lots of fresh fruit & raw veggies; and more importantly I joined AquaFit and ... WOW! The weight started coming off quickly. I can now eat properly .. I was a glutton before and never thought that I could cut down and still feel full .. well, I can!
I have so much encouragement from this site .. there is always something new to read .. and I have the bestest friends that keep me going ... thanks to each and everyone
I will continue to drink my 80 oz of water every day; stay within my calorie count and keep on exercising. If I fail one day, I'll just pick up, kick myself in the butt, and start again the next day! I certainly have not been 'perfect' every day with my eating. I think we all need a cheat day once in a while.. but don't have too many
Just have faith in yourself .. remember, if I can do it .. ANYONE CAN!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
New Alphabet :
A is for apple, and B is for boat, that used to be right, but now it won't float! Age before beauty is what we once said, but let's be a bit more realistic instead.
A's for arthritis; B's the bad back, C's the chest pains, perhaps car-di-ac?
D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, can't read that top line! F is for fissures and fluid retention, G is for gas which I'd rather not mention.
H high blood pressure--I'd rather it low; I for incisions with scars you can show. J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend, K is for knees that crack when they bend. L 's for libido, what happened to sex? M is for memory, I forget what comes next. N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low; O is for osteo, bones that don't grow!
P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and I'll be good as new! Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu? R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears, T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears! U is for urinary; troubles with flow; V for vertigo, that's 'dizzy,' you know.
W for worry, now what's going 'round? X is for X ray, and what might be found. Y for another year I'm left here behind, Z is for zest I still have-- in my mind!
I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed, and I'm keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!
HAVE A GREAT DAY !
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This was sent to me by a friend .. thought you might like a trip back ...
1955! Remarks heard then!
'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00.'
'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $1, 000.00 will only buy a used one.'
'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. 20 cents a pack is ridiculous.'
'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter'
'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.'
'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.'
'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.'
'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century... They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .'
'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President'.
'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now'.
'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.'
'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'
'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government'.
'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.'
'There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel'.
'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.'
'If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'
Know any friends who would get a kick out of these, pass this on! Be sure and send it to your kids and grand kids too
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