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Friday

Friday, November 30, 2012

We got sleet today, that is halfway to a white Christmas..

Going to put new Christmas tree up this weekend, get my cards in the mail.. then I can feel festive!!
Just DD and I for Christmas, church Christmas morning.. I ma just thankful we are relatively healthy and there are no blizzards,,yet..
Please pray for a fellow Sparker and her shocked family, who was murdered Nov 27, Winningbattle and her friend were attacked and beaten, she is from England, but was a nurse in South Africa.
Her brother informed us on her Sparkpage, if you want to comment there, as many have. Count your blessings..

  
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NORASPAT 11/30/2012 11:55PM

    Thanks LINDA for letting us know. It gave me the opportunity to send my condolences, How sad is this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/30/2012 9:50PM

    Speechless, but praying.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/30/2012 9:24PM

    Yes I read about that. It's sad.

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PATRICIAAK 11/30/2012 8:23PM

    praying

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LINWASH23 11/30/2012 8:11PM

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Thursday

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It seems like the sun does not know where to shine around here. IT is completely overcast, almost dark out at 3pm. Cold, but no snow yet, DD and I ran a few errands and came home to do some chores after I got out of work. I have been dizzy again this week, I know it is fluid in my ears or whatever, but docs office is only open tomorrow for an hour and a half,, would have to wait for a couple weeks to get in, so if I feel like this Saturday I will go to Covenant emergency care.

It does not seem like Christmas yet, maybe I will get my new tree upstairs this weekend and decorate. I have pared down everything since it is just DD and I now. Christmas cards need to get out too..

  
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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 9:29PM

    Hope your vertigo rights itself soon. It is really hard to function when you feel dizzy and off balance.We put up our tree yesterday while listening to Christmas carols and it helped get us into the spirit of things; Snow does help me get into it, too, but I don't think we'll be seeing any for awhile. emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/30/2012 2:51PM

    The sun is hiding here as well & they callnus Sunny California. Hope you feel better soon & turn that frown sidedown emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/29/2012 9:49PM

    As soon as I finished my note to you I put all the Kale back into the Crock pot and let it go all night. I had Kale soup small cup for breakfast and it is great.
Tell your DD emoticon from me. I was ready to put it down the disposal it was so tough. It was small and organic but the leaves were like leather.
I added bit of Red Wine Vinegar and it was perfect. Thanks DD,

I had a lot of dizzy spells this summer I went to an Ear Nose and Throat center.
They diagnosed Positional Vertigo. The rocks in my head had moved so they say. They put me on the examining table and as soon as I was ready they kind of threw me down to the tabl so they could get the little rocks back to the right place again.
One of my walking buddies had this and I told her about feeling dizzy she told me where to go and I was helped too. I hope they can do something for you, HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon ((((HUGS))))

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PEBBLES706 11/29/2012 9:44PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I have to agree with it not feeling like Christmas time but for me I think it's because I miss so many people who are no longer living that made Christmas time special for me.

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PATRICIAAK 11/29/2012 7:23PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/29/2012 7:05PM

    Plenty of sun here. I'll send you some, but not tonight. Makes it hard to sleep. emoticon

Not too surprising it doesn't feel like Christmas yet. It isn't Christmas yet. Soon. You have to go to sleep before Santa can come. emoticon Maybe it'll help if you put that into a cup of cocoa.

I dug out my two tapes of music for a dysfunctional Xmas. You probably don't want to know. One of my favorites is, "I'm Giving Guilt For Christmas." There's another I like even better, but I don't want to post the name. You might send the men in the little white coats...
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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/29/2012 5:59PM

    What sun? Seems it's been weeks since I've seen any sun.

Put on some cheery Christmas tunes and get in the spirit.

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Another good day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yes, I cannot believe it, but I have had another nice day. A lot has to do with no outside stressors with mom, no snowstorms, and I just paid all of mom's and my bills. that is a great feeling. NO major fibro pain today either!!

We were discussing kale yesterday blogging. I never bought it before, but this was not the dinosaur stuff, it is organic little stuff, kind of looks like spearmint leaves to me. I did snip the stems, plopped leaves right into soup, it was tasty, did not take long to simmer in the soup.
I will use the rest in a salad like raw spinach, which is what it tastes like when cooked.

Today when I got home from work, I had a healthy leftover turkey/chicken breast sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce. I also had another pasta dish full of that great soup.
later, I had a crisp, juicy fuji apple with organic peanut butter!

Some things I can change, but I have to confess, I NEVER, EVER ad salt to any foods except radishes. However, DD made a wonderful crock of soup, but it was very flat, had absolutely NO salt in it. I gulped, then put the salt shaker over the crock. I could not have gagged it down without SOME salt in it. I feel sort of guilty, BUT it is the first time I have even used the salt shaker in probably nine months(radish purchase).

I love to try new foods and this one was a hit. Different Sparkers said they also tweaked the original recipe to their tastes.. I could never put squash in mine, so, in went more veggies that I love, the naughty salt..
It is the kind of dish that you want when you come in the house from shoveling snow, scraping ice off everything or just one of those subzero days when you cannot get your bones warm!

  
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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 9:24PM

    I have a recipe for Portuguese Kale Soup which I love. I'll have to dig it out now that winter is here. Was introduced to it in RI when we were stationed there. It was cold, damp November evening, and from that night on whenever we went to that restaurant, we would order a big bowl. It hits the spot and warms your insides . . . Mmmmmmmm....

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NORASPAT 11/28/2012 10:50PM

    I did buy the organic stuff and the little stems were tender and tasty but the leaves were like rubber, so I will follow DD lead and it is going in to the crock pot right now. I know DH will not be eating it yet but I really want to be able to get this stuff right.
DH has lost 16 pounds in two weeks and I am so concerned about his eyes.
I am so glad you have had another wonderful day. That is great to hear HUGS LINDA

Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 11/28/2012 7:12PM

    PTL!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/28/2012 3:55PM

    I'm learning here. Would like to add Kale to a soup. I'm always trying new soups in my crockpot.

today it's my southern cooking. White northern beans w/left over lean ham and onions with corn bread crumbled over it yummm

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PEPPYPATTI 11/28/2012 3:53PM

    So glad to hear you had another good day! That is awesome! emoticon

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A great day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

very seldom do I have a day without a bad patch or a mean person, bad news, BUT today was that one day. Work was enjoyable, no stress, and now I am home, DD made the vegetable beef with kale soup in our crock pot. It was simmering when I walked in the door and really added another nice moment to my day.
Only 27 days left until Christmas.

  
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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 9:20PM

    We all could use more days like that! So glad you had one!!! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 11/27/2012 7:14PM

    Terrific!

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/27/2012 5:56PM

    Just ran out of kale. :(
Hope tomorrow is as good or better. Let's see that Happy Dance! LOL

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/27/2012 4:58PM

    *deletes Linda's last line
LOL
I'm so glad you had a wonderful day. Every day should be like that.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/27/2012 4:58PM

    *deletes Linda's last line
LOL
I'm so glad you had a wonderful day. Every day should be like that.

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GERIKRAGH 11/27/2012 4:05PM

    It really does sound like a wonderful day!

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PEPPYPATTI 11/27/2012 3:29PM

    So glad to hear you had a nice day! emoticon emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 11/27/2012 3:23PM

    One way to get kale correct is to strip it off the veins. the stalk that runs through the leaf can be inedible. I would get that part off and then the kale should be delish.

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NORASPAT 11/27/2012 2:56PM

    I just did the kale in the crock pot and it was still tough, i even bought it with slim stems and organic. it is tough again, I have been trying to get Kale right for a very long time. I tried it and it was like chewing gum- What am I doing wrong. Very few of my books address KALE they just say greens. Thanks LINDA I am happy you had a good day HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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VOLUPTUARIAT 11/27/2012 2:00PM

    Kale is so good. :)

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NWLIFESRC 11/27/2012 1:44PM

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Reaching out today

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sometimes I barely have time to see and do everything I want to do on Sparks, but today I went to some sites that I never did before,, New people or some that I never saw here before. I learn so much from them, regardless if they ever know that was on their site. I feel humbled by the environments and struggles that some must endure in their life, as we just go about our daily lives.

I try not to forget that others have different medical or physical problems in life that I do not. I know it is our job to help one another, and sometimes I feel frustrated because I cannot go to them and really help them..
Some live in other countries, or do not see that they need help, or some need to grow, mature or live through some of the things I had to struggle with, nobody could just pick me up and haul me out of my situation: I had to see, choose and act ,, myself.

For those that I am unable to help through this site, I pray that they stop, listen, and accept help from those who offer it. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of love, concern, and compassion for one another that wants us to give to them.
I do not have money to give, no big palace to live in, but I am a good listener.

I am glad we are all here to help ourselves, but also one another.

  
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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 9:19PM

    Just dropping by to visit and leave a note, a smile, or a few words of encouragement helps most of us as we need it, and when we need it. You're doing a great job Linda. Just keep doing what you're doing, and thanks for stopping by to visit!

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MOMMASHUTT 11/27/2012 8:12AM

    You're so sweet and such a beautiful person, thank you for posting that.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/26/2012 7:22PM

    Praise God!

What sites are you referring to. I'm jsut curious what's out there.

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/26/2012 6:56PM

    Just being, working to better things, being encouraging, supportive, positive. These things have a ripple effect. Your smile and good attitude affect people around you, often without you even knowing. The ripples spread.

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STILLWATERSSB 11/26/2012 6:09PM

    Well said. I try to click on the blogs or huddles that say "I need help". I want to be there for others and sometimes just a word of encouragement is the difference between some giving up or the motivation to keep going. Just keep doing what you're doing!

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PATRICIAAK 11/26/2012 5:52PM

    care, concern and a smile across the miles is so important

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TEALHAWK 11/26/2012 5:15PM

  emoticon emoticon sometimes just a kind word of encouragement is just the right medicine to get one back on the right track.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 11/26/2012 4:03PM

    emoticon is all some of us need emoticon

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