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A Good Day ~

Friday, January 04, 2013


Today has been cold and wet.

I did venture out for a few minutes with my little garden shovel in hand...

six large garlic cloves in the other hand...I had forgotten to plant them.

So I went out to my compost heap...(which is full of great soil for next year)

and stuck the six cloves in a sunny corner of the compost pile and covered

them well.

I have already planted 60 cloves in my planters....and they have taken root.

Should be a great crop this coming summer.

Took only about 5 minutes or so....and in just those few minutes I realized

how very much I am looking forward to spring and getting my hands dirty

again...as I did today.

I also checked some pots with perennials in them that I have stacked against

the back of the garage out of the cold winds. I am hoping they survive until

spring. It's taken me quite a few years to get them to the size they are now.



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It's been a few years since I have been regular on SP...and I must admit.....I

am really enjoying tracking my food and fitness again. It is giving me an anchor

and I like the feeling and control I am gaining again.

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BOOKWERME 1/10/2013 5:06PM

    My husband loves garlic...and my daughters do too..though one has been told she has a food allergy to it. I like it in small doses...but it is not so fond of me. Sounds like you have planted A LOT!!! Wow.

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MAGA99 1/5/2013 10:58AM

    i love garlic

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GLORYB2014 1/5/2013 7:33AM

    What a great blog to read Lyn, you sound like the positive Lyn I know!
You eat a lot of garlic? My son does too and grows several different kinds.
Right! SP gives me an anchor to keep me grounded also, I'd be out of control if I didn't come in here daily!

Keep on writing blogs, I'm looking forward to them!
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Starting agin.....(and I see I'm not alone)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Well, here I go again.

I did it before, I can do it again.

Different attitude, 2 years older and slower....

but not down and out yet.

Am keeping up with my NEW bucket list.

Tomorrow is another day....and if I wake up in the

morning, I will give thanks and do my best to make

it the best one yet.

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JENGRAMMER 1/9/2013 8:43AM

    I got your friend notice today and just leapt for joy (is that a word-leapt?). I have sincerely missed you gal. You are a light in a dark tunnel on dreary days so emoticon HOME lady.

Love your spunky blogs. You even make snow sound wonderful...and I moved 500 miles south to get away from it and it's slippery slopes. emoticon

I had to come back and read the STARTING AGAIN to see what's going on--you know me--gotta know what's behind the scenes.

I've been away for several days so I missed any notices prior to today. It's realy really GREAT to see you have come HOME TO SPARKS again.

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GLORYB2014 1/3/2013 8:50AM

    Oh Lyn, what a great positive attitude! I try to wake up every morning with the idea that it's another fresh day for me to begin again! We get 365 'begins' a year, isn't that wonderful?
Absolutely wonderful to see you here again!
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My NEW bucket list ~

Thursday, September 01, 2011


emoticonWalk everyday...inside or outside.....(Progressing well!)

emoticonDrink lots of water....has been a hard one all my life....but here I go...(still a struggle but trying)

emoticonStretch every day...(Always)

emoticonBuy a new pair of walking shoes...(Done!)

emoticonWeigh myself only once a week....(yup...)

emoticonKeep my potassium levels up and track food daily!!!!!(Doing OK...but can do better)



So as I look at this list....I ask myself..."Lyn, what's so darn hard about committing to it?"
I will look in the mirror at the end of each day and NOT lie to myself, or gloss over things...and forgive myself if I DO goof up....knowing that I CAN and I WILL do better the next day.




Updated June 3/12,
Updating Dec. 29/12 ~ not doing as good as I should.

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WATERMELLEN 9/17/2011 9:04PM

    Great list: and nice to see you back among us! Bananas are supposed to be good for potassium . . . emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 9/1/2011 9:15PM

    What a clever way to do your list. I wish you well; I know you can do it. Just stay determined! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 9/1/2011 1:13PM

    I love your 'bucket list' Lyn and you're so right . . . when I look over mine I think "this is not so hard so just DO IT!"

My best to you my friend, let's keep track of how we're doing.
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MRSJERRYBUSH 9/1/2011 12:44PM

    You can do it, Lyn!

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3016DEBRA 9/1/2011 12:22PM

  emoticon Sounds like you've got it!!! emoticon

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Can I do it again?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

From April/09 to April/10 I did well.

Sparkpeople helped immensely.

Then DH got a horrendous 'flu and a month later so did I.

Was two months of no energy, etc.

Longest 'flu I ever had.

Ate too much, lost my drive.

Still haven't got it back like before.

But~~~ I am here.

Going to try again....

No one said it was going to be easy.....no one said I could do it.....

No one except me.

So I'm trying to talk myself into sticking with SP....making smart choices and not beating myself up when I stumble.

  


Walking in the rain.....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A wonderful Sparkfriend recently mentioned to me that I can sing in the rain too.

Well, this morning, less than 2 blocks out on my walk, I remembered her words.

And I started singing softly to myself. Gene Kelly, eat your heart out.....it was so uplifting.

The rain was light and the air was fresh......and then I remembered her next message....that I

could dance too. Well, you know, I couldn't really see myself dancing down the street, but I did

decide I could skip. So I did.....once.....then again.....and a third time.

I thought if anyone is watching this old woman skipping down the street they may think I was nuts.....

But I really didn't care......so when I got around the corner on to the next street.....I did a few

more skips.....I am surprised how elevated my mood became. I was grinning from ear to ear.....

and I realized that you don't have to be a little school girl to be a little goofy.

Thank you Sparkfriend, you know who you are! emoticon

I will doing this more often....

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CAROLYNVIL 4/27/2010 11:38PM

    sounds great to me. It is great fun skipping and singing in the rain.

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SHARKAR02 4/27/2010 10:58PM

    "Nuts" isn't such a bad thing, especially when you're having fun! emoticon

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HVMBRU 4/27/2010 10:14PM

    You just brightened my day all that much more! Thank you.

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MARGBELL 4/27/2010 9:46PM

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GRAMMAP1 4/27/2010 9:35PM

    Hey that really sounds like fun. But a cheerful countenance is very contagious. Look how many you inspired by your blog. Will I skip and sing in the rain? Well, we will see, but it sounds like fun!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANET2 4/27/2010 8:28PM

    Sounds like fun!!! Good for you!!!

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MEADSBAY 4/27/2010 8:23PM

    LOOOOOOVE THIS!
I am grinning ear to ear just reading about you skipping down the street!
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MSWEEZER 4/27/2010 6:19PM

    Good for you! I love those who DARE to be different. Enjoy your walks and sing away!

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GLORYB2014 4/27/2010 4:06PM

    Singing and skipping in the rain ~ another Gene Kelly is born! lol
I'm glad you are enjoying the walks, I'm used to walking indoors and I'm staring outdoors and finding it a lot different!
Wanted a walking buddy but who wants to walk only 10 minutes a day with me? lol

I'm getting there and you wonderful spark friends are inspiring!

Way to go Lyn!
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GGTAKESCONTROL 4/27/2010 3:56PM

    Hi Lyn,
Just got on SP and saw your very recent post. Sounds like you had a great walk. We are never too old to enjoy the pleasures of days gone by. Keep it up! Gigi emoticon

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