LAURELSPARK   97,041
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
LAURELSPARK's Recent Blog Entries

Three words to describe my day.......

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Drama! Drama! Drama!

emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

2HAMSDIET 8/23/2012 12:46AM

    emoticon The drama!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/22/2012 12:44PM

    Oh No! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSIEGKORN 8/22/2012 9:32AM

    Oh, oh! Hope today is calm, calm, calm.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNSET09 8/22/2012 9:09AM

  We are more than conquerors and this too shalll pass! Hang in there, as tomorrow is coming! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SAMI199 8/21/2012 11:45PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTBIRDY 8/21/2012 11:21PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MICHSTATE 8/21/2012 9:07PM

    Oh no!!! I hope tomorrow is better!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/21/2012 6:55PM

    Yuk, yuk, and YUK! Hope everything sorts itself out.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RORYLYONS 8/21/2012 6:52PM

    I can relate to that....A new day dawns tomorrow.... emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHEILA-45 8/21/2012 6:42PM

    LOL! There will be days like that! Hope tomorrow is better. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Give me back my heat!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Earlier in the year I complained about the heat. Now, I'm ready for it to come back. I'm a morning person and like to do my chores early to get them over with. This morning I went out to do some gardening, which is not my favorite thing, and it was too cold to work outside. Sure, I could have put on a jacket and long pants, but I was too lazy (at 6AM) to do that. At 7 I decided to bike but it was too cold for that. Ug! So, I'm settling on doing some paint touch-ups in the bathroom and great room and I'm playing outside later, when it is warmer.

Have a great day....I hope the weather smiles on you.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NAYPOOIE 8/21/2012 1:20PM

    Weather exists so we always have something to complain about. Go for it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DMF2012 8/21/2012 7:54AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTBIRDY 8/20/2012 9:05PM

    guess you will just have to scrub the kitchen floor, do all the laundry and clean the insides of all your stove burners in the morning!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKINNYPOWELL1 8/20/2012 2:32PM

    I can't help but love the cooler weather.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/20/2012 2:16PM

    OH, you are one spoiled little LAURELSPARK! emoticon Personally I'm glad to have the cooler weather because I can always put something on but there's only so much I can take off without grossing everyone out! LOL

Hopefully you've found a workable solution to your temperature issues! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSIEGKORN 8/20/2012 2:08PM

    I'm thankful for the cooler weather ~ NOT being a morning person, I can go out to do my yard work this afternoon without getting heat stroke. I bet it was a bit chilly this morning since it's still pleasant outside at 1 pm! Hope you get a good ride in this afternoon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SAMI199 8/20/2012 1:44PM

    emoticon

I wish I could send you lots of sunshine & warm weather...

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TISTEN23 8/20/2012 11:08AM

    I know how you feel!! I want the sun back too!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CANDOK1260 8/20/2012 9:48AM

    NO IT GETTING COLDER IN CLEVELAND MISS THE 80

Report Inappropriate Comment
FISHINGLADY66 8/20/2012 9:30AM

    I know what you mean about it being cold in the early mornings, compared to what it has been. I spent the weekend at our lake property and felt the same way as you in the early morning. I am really enjoying the cooler afternoons. I hope you get your gardening and bike ride in today. Have a Great Day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
2HAMSDIET 8/20/2012 9:26AM

    I too love mornings and hate it when natural throws a wrench in my plans. So now I try to laugh at the weather as we sure can't change it. It also is for me it is a reminder that we always have to be flexible in order to reach our goals. Have a good day and enjoy what ever comes your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
YALEMH3 8/20/2012 9:12AM

  Everybody goes through this every year. I live in California and we have had 100 degree weather and above. I complain about the heat and when it rains I complain even more. I love the heat because it means summer vacation for the kids and students. But when it rains it means flu for mainly me.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Out of shape!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Because all of the pre-party planning and Mom's 90 birthday party week, I hadn't biked for almost two weeks. Hubby and I headed southwest on the Katy Trail yesterday. The weather was cool at first (unbelievable since this is August in MO) but warmed up and turned into a lovely day. My only problem? After about 15 miles, my leg muscles started to ache. I could not believe it! I've ridden much farther without that happening. What did I learn from this? I learned that I was not as buff as my ego had told me I was. (No problems with self-concept here, I guess.) I've decided that I need to do less walking and more biking. I hate to give up some of my walking with my buddies but walking bothers my back problems and biking does not. We'll see.

Have a great Sunday..........I hope that you get to do something fun!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUEAZZI 8/21/2012 10:33AM

    Do what works for you and if that's biking then I say go for it. If you really enjoy walking maybe consider once a week and the rest biking, find the balance that works for you. emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/21/2012 10:35:22 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSIEGKORN 8/20/2012 2:00PM

    Amazing how in such a short time we can lose some muscle strength! Good luck in finding a good mix for yourself. I'm sure you're still in better shape than you're giving yourself credit for! Here's to us and a healthy way of living!

Report Inappropriate Comment
2HAMSDIET 8/20/2012 12:08AM

    emoticonYou will find the right mix... maybe your friends need to start biking. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FISHINGLADY66 8/19/2012 5:53PM

    Never give up. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTBIRDY 8/19/2012 5:36PM

    I am getting back to my workout routine, too. I hurt my foot in the garden, but it is much better now. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYOWNHERO 8/19/2012 2:45PM

    you'll get your legs back quick I betcha.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/19/2012 1:24PM

    Oh, I know what you mean~! But at least you will be getting back to it. My fitness center cancelled group classes for TWO WEEKS so I am really dreading tomorrow, when I jump back in.

Well, we'll both get back up to speed in short order!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DRAGONCHILDE 8/19/2012 1:18PM

    I've read that it takes about two weeks to start detraining. I haven't worked out much in two months.

Working out sucks again.

Sigh.

Report Inappropriate Comment
THEFLORIDAFAIRY 8/19/2012 11:30AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Heading to Festival of the Little Hills

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm so excited. This weekend is the Festival of the Little Hills. Each year, more than 200,000 visitors brave the August heat and head to Frontier Park and historic Main Street St. Charles.The festival is held the third weekend in August and is known for unique fair food, live music and hundreds of craft booths.

I'm hoping to find the Pork Rind Guy and my favorite Jewelry Guy. This afternoon I'm headed up solo, so can take my time brousing. Tomorrow hubby and I are riding our bikes up (it's about 8 miles via Katy Trail). Last year we shared a huge fried onion with all of the fixings but it is not on my radar this year.

Maybe I'll see you up there. Drop by if you are close....it's a great time.


emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

2HAMSDIET 8/18/2012 8:16AM

    What a pretty area you live at have driven through there. Sounds like some great late summer fun. Last time I found that the smells alone of the fair brought back so many great memories that I didn't miss eating all the food of my childhood. Enjoy. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/17/2012 12:49PM

    emoticon have fun

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELISMYGAME 8/17/2012 11:27AM

    The BF and I are going tomorrow. I can't wait. Last year there was a Mexican vendor that had the BEST flautas. He'd better be there again this year! LOL

The weather is going to be WONDERFUL too!



Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/17/2012 10:48AM

    Sounds like fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKEETOR 8/17/2012 10:40AM

    Have fun and give "Pork Rind" guy a hug for me! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TARANITUP 8/17/2012 10:15AM

    Sounds like a great summer treat :) My mouth just watered about the bloomin' onion haha!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Spread the word.........it's National Joke Day

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thanks to SAMI199 for spreading the word that it's National Joke Day. I found a site that is really fun if you are into your inner child. You might want to check out this site for some fun.....http://kids.yahoo.com/jokes.

emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DMF2012 8/17/2012 4:55AM

    Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/17/2012 2:45AM

    That is great! Thanks!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SAMI199 8/16/2012 10:44PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
2HAMSDIET 8/16/2012 10:40PM

    My inner child is always coming out playing. Thanks for the site. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/16/2012 6:03PM

    A family of tomatoes was out for a walk.What did the mama tomato say to the baby tomato that was falling behind when she stepped on him?

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/16/2012 2:27PM

    You are always good for a laugh! I bet you were a lot of fun in the classroom!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FISHINGLADY66 8/16/2012 9:26AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 Last Page