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Saturday, August 01, 2009


I had some work done on my home. The first thing we did was have a hugh digger pine removed. It was cracking all the cement. we put on a new roof, a new central air and painted. Then we ran out of money and had to do other things as needed. But what I love is I got to do all the yard work pretty much myself. ( I had a guy plant my trees) But I mow and trim and decide where everything goes. I like the naturalized look of the ivy climbing over the fence. I even like the rose climbing into the scrub oak volunteer.
I could not do this years ago I had gotten hurt I could barely push a lawn mower from one side of my very small lawn to the other. I put chairs on both sides so I could rest. But I let my body heal. I took vitamins. I tried everything. But I still could not loose weight until Spark.
I will be talking about this for a while.

  
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LLCURTS 8/3/2009 12:44AM

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Doesn't it just feel good to have success - especially when it changes us for the better!

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VIBAUSTIN 8/1/2009 11:33PM

    Fantastic,
I am so happy for you. I am sure it feels very good to look at your yard (that you love) and know you did it yourself.
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go back in time

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I wish I could go back in time to when my mother was still able to walk and live in her house. She had many challenges but the fall down the stairs changed her life forever. Because they refused to have a care giver who would have been there to let my father in, she is no longer mobile or functional.
It is so sad to see her in the rehab facility trying to get up to go to the toilet. Be careful we as women are one broken bone away from dependancy.

  
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SHERI1969 7/31/2009 7:02AM

    Strange, I was thinking as I was lying awake in bed how much I wanted my grandma back who passed away 2 years ago this August 17. But I would never want her in the pain she was in. No such thing as time machines but there are scrapbooks!!!!!! :)

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SACTOKAREN 7/28/2009 4:50PM

    I know what you mean! My mom broke her leg last November and had to have a partial hip replacement. She still isn't completely recovered. She just turned 88 and was so vibrant and active before the fall.

You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Off I go

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I have tif's that I am trying to save on my computer . I must need to get the
this is the view from my son's house in San Francisco, You can kind of see a darker blue at the horizon, that is the bay.

  
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MEL-CHAN 7/25/2009 4:42AM

    Wow! That's very pretty. I hope you have fun there!

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SHERI1969 7/20/2009 12:47AM

    It is a beautiful picture. I love to take pictures and edit with Photo Filtre, a free download that helps make your pictures look more formal or like they had been to a studio for touching up! It's fun too! You should try it, play with it...you can make pictures look like posters, water colour paintings etc. It's cool!

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TEACHEROF4TH 7/17/2009 6:36PM

    Have a great vacation Maria!

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MARINEMAMA 7/17/2009 7:06AM

    What a view!!!!! Have fun!!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 7/16/2009 9:32PM

    This is beautiful. Enjoy your self.

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When God wants us to change...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



I am traveling to the north pole not because I am actually traveling to Yellow Knife, but because my brother is ill and I can do nothing to help.
I pray.... but I am a doing.
If...I am doing.... I feel I am doing my part.
Now all I can do is be supportive.
It is not in my nature to be supportive by doing nothing.
But doing nothing is the most perfect form of action. Lao Tso
When God wants us to change He sends us chances to do things differently.
I pray I do what my brother needs from me, not what I need to do for him.


  
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TEACHEROF4TH 7/15/2009 4:05PM

    Maria, your incredible compassion and tenderness shines through even as you whisper this prayer. I will add my prayers, thoughts, and good wishes to you and your family at this time. May God bless you and keep you.
hugs,
Debbie

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SLHMOMOF2 7/15/2009 3:19PM

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you all with the peace and quietness that is needed to hear his "still, small voice" guiding you.
Blessings,
Sherri

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Time to go to bed

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I really want to be able to have pictures and sometimes I am able to do it and other times I cannot.
But my cat Hijinks thinks it is time to go to bed so she is sitting on my foot wondering what is so important to interrupt our evening ritual.
I take my medication. I brush my teeth and wash my face while she sips water in the bathtub. And then after I get under the covers she attacks the lump that is my feet until she gets tired and curls up next to me.
She stretches out so she takes half of hubby's place but he comes in on my side and pulls her over and then goes to bed. He is the sweetest.
Archie shows up when he is finished playing with his beanie baby cardinal.
Good night sweet sparks now it is time to go.

  
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_MAOMAO_ 7/9/2009 2:05AM

  I love your cat story! I miss having a kitty or 2 to sleep with. Night night.
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