-COURT-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DCOURT%2D -COURT-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Ancestry.com changes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736745 Ancestry.com will be making a change in it's site. <BR> <BR> "Wefre making updates that may impact your Ancestry experience. Certain features on Ancestry will have reduced functionality or may not be supported when using Internet Explorer 8 or 9. Check out the recommended browsers for more information. " It also menitoned other browsers to use. Recommended Windows Browsers <BR> ¡Google Chrome <BR> ¡Mozilla Firefox <BR> ¡Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (although the girl said to use 10... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:00:59 EST World Cup Soccer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726341 Go USA!! <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> I never cared about sports, but something sparked an interest when I watched the end of the World Cup between Portugal and USA. We had it made but in the last seconds Portugal kicked a point. <BR> <BR> I don't understand the game so still learning. I noticed that they wear the same color shoes on each team, yellow, orange. Not just one team wear one color. I guess shoes don't count in color. <BR> <BR> I watched off and on the game with France and s... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:33:12 EST Acting Class - Monologue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698463 Monologue on Margaret Tobin: <BR> <BR> (The curtain rises. The room consist of a lamp on a stand next to an overstuffed chair. There sits an older woman dressed in a stylish 1800s cream colored dress with a small ruffle around the color. She looks up and in surprise) <BR> <BR> Why hello there (she stands and walks center stage) It’s nice y’all could come visit me today. My name is Margaret Tobin and I was born on July 18, 1867 in Hannibal, Missouri, which was later called Denkler’s Alle... Mon, 19 May 2014 13:03:33 EST Acting Blog 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696659 Do I feel actors are still looked down upon for their personal lives or overexposure, and if so, do I think this is fair? (Remember, historically actors were considered lowlife - even in Shakespeare's day!). <BR> <BR> I think sometimes we put our favorite celebs on a pedestal, then when they do something wrong we think "How could they do that?", "How could they let me down?" They are human and make mistakes like us 'commoners'. It isn't fair that we think so highly of them. <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 16 May 2014 21:47:17 EST Acting blog 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695725 Do I think of fame as success? <BR> <BR> I don't tink of it necessarily as success. There is good fame and there's bad fame. <BR> <BR> Some people's fame comes from what they are known for, take for insrance Billy the Kid. He wouldn't be the the picture of successful fame to me. <BR> <BR> Now take the Pullizer Prize winners or Nobile Prize winners, take Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart. <BR> <BR> It is all how they lived their lives, They can be famous, but it depe... Thu, 15 May 2014 13:11:04 EST Acting blog 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695328 Do I think actors deserve the recognition they receive in our society? <BR> <BR> I believe the actors who receive recognition for doing good, as far as helping others by using their celebrity status, is a very good thing. Some though may go too far, like wanting it out there where everyone can see 'what I've done!' But, some do it because they really care about their charity or whatever they are working on. Sean Penn has been the bad boy in the past, but he has done a lot of volunteer wo... Thu, 15 May 2014 00:20:14 EST Lay off Typing so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688706 Yes, it's time to lay off so much typing, which has been mostly from working on my family tree. I can feel the tingling in my fingers which in the pass noted 'tendonitis'. So, I'm going to post just what is needed each day and lay off much extra. <BR> <BR> Last time I had that feeling I started to wear my splint and didn't strap down my thumb tight, ended up with a trigger thumb and trapped tendon in my wrist. A surgery and 2 months of therapy later I have limitation in that hand. Can't... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:06:56 EST My Easter Bonnets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675795 Oh dear, not like waiting for the last minute to get my Easter hat, but I did find the right store. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1415918753.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So many hats to pick from. <BR> <BR> 1) Here is a nice colorful one. - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542698139.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2) Simple and sweet - <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l795722815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 3) I do like the vintage look. <BR> <img src=... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:29:49 EST Found my Irish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671601 Yes, finally!!! I've been looking for my Irish for 3-4 years, closer to 4 yrs. I sent in my DNA kit last month (it was more than swabbing your mouth, you have to spit into a tube up to a line). I have a family tree Ancestry and made one on Family Search.org. It somehow posted a line of ancestors just from what I posted and it shows I have Irish in 1340, but his dad was born Sept. 17, 1319. That's when I was born!! No, I mean the Sept. 17. Then I got my DNA results and shows - Ireland... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:16:33 EST THIS DAY IN HISTORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666480 <link>www.checkiday.com/04/07/2014 </link> <BR> <link>www.historyorb.com/today/ </link> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/today-in-history </link> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:51:34 EST DH X-ray okay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628530 Thanks for all the prayers. <em>458</em> <BR> DH had his X-ray and the doctor didn't find anything on it this time. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:08:57 EST AncestryDNA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623789 Has anyone done the AncestryDNA? They send you a kit to take a swab in your mouth and send back and they tell you about your past ancestors and connect you to cousins. I want to do this when I save up, but just wanted to get input from anyone who has done it and what they found. <BR> <BR> I know the 23andme isn't a good site from what I hear. Had bad reviews. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:40:40 EST More prayers for DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622406 Okay, DH had his stents put in the last two weekends and now has a cold, went to doctor, had X-Rays and has to go back in a week for another X-Ray, because they found a 'beginning of a little something'. I pray it isn't a serious 'little something'. <BR> <BR> They did fax in a script for antibiotic. Maybe it could be walking pneumonia. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:49:57 EST DH recovering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621680 DH went to cardiologist yesterday. The doctor was please and hopes there is more recovery to the heart muscle in time. Needs Omega-3 in his diet. <BR> <BR> Also went to his eye doctor. Needs eye vitamens and she saidI need it too. <BR> <BR> Hey...this was his appt!! <BR> <BR> Looking at the paper again I guess I need the pills for Dry Eye. <BR> <BR> He now has a cold, but at least he has more energy and all 3 arteries clear. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the prayers. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:42:23 EST DH home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613416 DH had his 2nd stent put in Friday and came home later Sat afternoon. He is doing well, taking it easy and not to lift ocer 5-10 lbs. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all prayers. Very much appreciated. Sun, 2 Feb 2014 21:20:09 EST Friday's the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610605 Okay, tomorrow is the day DH is going in for his 2nd stent. you'd think we were going to be gone a week. I have a bag with clothes for me to stay over a day or two, not sure so have to be prepared, a bag with books etc. and my purse feels like it weighs a ton. I should just take a dolly. Thought about taking a suitcase on wheels but felt silly. I did hear of someone doing that though. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the prayers. I'm thankful that he has good doctors and as healthy as he is with o... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:29:34 EST I give up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608502 We haven't heard anything on the insurance so now I don't know if it will be Thur or Friday. I just know Jim wants to be home for the Super Bowl and I want to be home for the Puppy Bowl and this year they have the Kitten Bowl!!! <BR> <BR> Someday they'll get around to giving Jim his other Stint....or is it Stent? Have I been typing that wrong? <BR> <BR> I'll let you know when they actually say for sure when he is to go back to hospital. <BR> <BR> He isn't in any pain just same ole husb... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:05:11 EST More update on DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605731 Well, DH and I went to the hospital Friday as planned for his heart cath. We left our bags in the car, with our clothes etc if we have to spend the night and only if they have to do a stint. <BR> <BR> To make a long story short, he had two blockages of 99% each. They did the stint going through the wrist, (must be something new as not many knew it could be done this way). they could only do one because he only has one good kidney and they have to put dye in the kidney and you need to be ab... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:56:33 EST Update on DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601640 We went to DH's cardiologist for results on his stress test. It's a little confusing, but I'll try to explain. Doctor said there were cold spots, where blood wasn't getting through enough. He was surprised that my husband wasn't having any heart attack symptoms. {that's scary} Anyhow, he has to go in for a heart catheterization, they hope for Friday. Need to contact insurance and all that red tape. <BR> <BR> Do you want to see how God is playing in this? I have an appointment for my m... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:39:59 EST Mammo time again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596242 Don't you just love it? Might be uncomfortable but well woth to know you are okay. <BR> <BR> I had mine Tue and had a call back today to come back for another on the right breast and ultrasound. Something to do with some density. Not sure what that is all about. <BR> <BR> I've had calcification and fibroid cyst, but not density. I think older women get it....not that I'm older, but not as young as I was. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Anyhow, any info welcome. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:51:10 EST How my Life Would Change if I Won The Lottery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579252 One of the challenges on a team asked how my life would change if I won the lottery. Well, for one thing, I don't play, but if I did, I would pay off our house. We don't have credit card bills so won't have to worry about that any more. Whew! I'd give to our relatives and friends who are in need. Give to charities and local places around town like The Source who helps the homeless, the local Humane Soc. and I'd the local food bank and the food bank at my church. <BR> <BR> Our church ha... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:56:20 EST Good Deed Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572143 A plan for a good deed bucket list this year <BR> <BR> Some ideas I came up with was: <BR> give boxes of garage sale stuff to thrift store <BR> (call first) give food to Hospice house for the visitors <BR> Buy someone something just because they want/need it <BR> Give blood (still ify for that one as I had a bad experience last time <BR> <BR> What ideas can you come up with for a good deed bucket list and will you do one this year? Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:16:50 EST Christmas Flash Mob http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570339 Wish I could have been there. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA8u6HHsr_Q </link> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:45:20 EST What is the Best Charity to Give to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567949 I've been trying to find websites to show what percentage go toward the charity. I have one that a friend gave me, but want to see what other info I can gather before making any commitments for next year. <BR> <BR> I was thinking of Paralyzed Veterans of America, the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Soc. , Humane Soc. <BR> <BR> We have a lot in the family dealing with lung and cancer and got my dog from the Humane Soc. <BR> <BR> I used to give to different charities ... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:57:59 EST Beyond The Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567886 I recently joined a new team, Beyond the Scale. It is now open to the public but filling quickly . <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=61708 </link> <BR> It is another team made up of mini teams for the competition. <BR> This is my first time so I don't have anything to say how it works etc. Read over the rules etc. to see if it is something you would be interested in. <BR> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:52:52 EST Winter Wonderland idea (Snowflake) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564454 If we go with this theme, what about this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1888363787.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This could be for the Woodland Wonderland <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l848979516.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 19:36:54 EST Round Table Theme Ideas (snowflake team) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564310 Just some ideas for our Yule Ball table theme, for starters: <BR> Christmas snowflake <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142328925.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Christmas Tree theme <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1369150884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Christmas present theme <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90977504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Christmas stocking theme <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608945223.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I tri... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:17:19 EST The Yule Ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562721 The Yule Ball at Hogwarts will be coming up soon and we are asked to pick 3-5 outfits for the party. <BR> <BR> My friend Kal picked the first two gorgeous gowns for me: <BR> Gown #1 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1953772680.jpg"> <BR> Gown #2 - Ralph Lauren <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l876557499.jpg"> <BR> Gown #3 <BR> Illusion-Neck Lace Gown, Red <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012774068.jpg"> <BR> Gown #4 <BR>... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:19:57 EST Prayers for DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560268 Please keep my husband in your prayers as he goes in for his ultrasound on his non-functioning kidney and prayers for continuted health of the good one. <BR> <BR> Also, he goes for his stress test on Wed. He had a silent heart attack in the past sometime and has diabetes. We figured the attack must have been between two EKGs of 2011 and 2012. The cardiologist doing the stress test did an EKG and said that DH did in fact have an attack. We think we know when, on a day he was really feel... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:25:43 EST DECISIONS TO MAKE IN LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539227 There are always some kind of decision to make. What’s for supper? What to watch on TV? What do I wear? What groceries to buy? What doctor to go to. <BR> <BR> DH needs to get his stress test if the consulting doctor says he needs it, even though his main doctor has been wanting him to get one. Said something about his EKG, which someone said doesn’t make a difference for a stress test…..Who to believe in? <BR> <BR> We went to our eye doctor yesterday for DH appt. Looking at his info... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:50:46 EST THANKSGIVING INFO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526491 Thanksgiving observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577221833.jpg"> <BR> William Lockhart Made The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event that persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great Plains.[12] <BR> Americans commonly trace the Thanksgiving ho... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:07:47 EST Can use a defibrillator when need be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495288 Someone sent this to my e-mail <BR> <BR> <link>www.heartrescuenow.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> FITNHEALTHYKAL gave an update <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-fa<BR>ilure/news/20101015/new-cpr-guidelines<BR>-chest-compressions-first </link> <link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:55:11 EST What happened on Sept. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495029 0768 Pippin (or Pepin) III, the short, King of France, dies at 53 on this day in history. <BR> 1493 - Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World <BR> 1621 First newspaper in England debuts on this day in history. <BR> 1789 - US Congress creates Post Office <BR> 1789 - US Attorney General Office is created <BR> 1845 The first baseball team is organized on this day in history. <BR> 1852 A new invention, the dirigible, is demonstrated on this day in history. <BR> 1852 A new invention, the dirig... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:25:22 EST What happened on Sept. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495028 0768 Pippin (or Pepin) III, the short, King of France, dies at 53 on this day in history. <BR> 1493 - Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World <BR> 1621 First newspaper in England debuts on this day in history. <BR> 1789 - US Congress creates Post Office <BR> 1789 - US Attorney General Office is created <BR> 1845 The first baseball team is organized on this day in history. <BR> 1852 A new invention, the dirigible, is demonstrated on this day in history. <BR> 1852 A new invention, the dirig... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:25:20 EST Song Impressionist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494067 I saw Christina on the Ellen show <BR> Total Eclipse of the heart <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DlDPeurRw </link> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow from Annie <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rk5ZBTLSzI </link> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:15:54 EST Puzzles to keep the mind active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491388 <link>www.funwithpuzzles.com/2012/03/fun-b<BR>rain-teasers-with-answers-to.html </link> <BR> <BR> In case everyone doesn't read all the post. Angelfinder wants you to look at this problem and gave a site for math problems <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <link>www.wpcpuzzlesonline.com/educational<BR>-games/math-game-arithmetic </link> <BR> Here is part of her post: <BR> Here's one you all can work on to see if you can help. <BR> Simple problem re... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:29:52 EST How do our brains create memories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491329 How do our brains create memories? Are our memories stored in some sort of “memory bank”? <BR> <BR> I found an interesting article in our newspaper. Someone asked the doctor about how our memories are storied in our brain. <BR> <BR> <link>www.askdoctork.com/how-do-our-brains<BR>-create-memories-201309205431 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:59:34 EST What Countries do we Celebrate in USA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490573 Okay, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day for Ireland and I read that places in USA celebrates Tartan day for Scotland also heard St. Andrews Day for Scotland. Oktoberfest for Germany we celebrate in some cities in USA too. <BR> <BR> What other countries do we celebrate here in the USA? <BR> Jan <BR> Feb <BR> Mar - St. Patrick's Day - Ireland <BR> ....Mar. 19, St. Joseph Day - Polish <BR> Apr - Tartan Day - Scotland <BR> May - Cinco de Mayo - Mexico <BR> Jun <BR> July <BR> Aug <BR> Sept - Oktob... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:54:55 EST Talk Like a Pirate Day - 9/19!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490315 Ahoy!!! Tis 'Talk Like a Pirate Day'. Thanks to me friend Kal fer lettin' me know. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.yarr.org.uk/talk/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.talklikeapirate.com/ </link> <BR> <link>www.piratetreasurenow.com/pirate-phr<BR>ases.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Aye, me thinks we should have a 'Talk Like A ----' once a month. <BR> Have a different language each month. <em>221</em> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:55:42 EST Making an Avie from Madam Malkin's site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484499 <link>www.folhavitoria.com.br/malkins/doll<BR>maker/en/index.php?target=doll </link> <BR> <BR> Do you have trouble getting your avie from the Madam Malkin site to your computer. <BR> <BR> After I create my avie, I don't put the mouse over the picture to save it like in some situations. Do you see the little picture of the disc by the picture of the avie? There is a picture of a blank white paper, picture of a disc and a picture of an 'X'. <BR> <BR> Click the disc (the middle pict... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:01:34 EST The Annette Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479019 This is a series Annette Funicilla made and was part of the Mickey Mouse Club. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrj4XdweQeI </link> <BR> <BR> Episode One <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBdjRxD22gU </link> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:56:04 EST Walking Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475920 Okay, for a team I'm on we are to do a blog about our walk for the day. I don't walk outside so my blog will be about my walk on the treadmill. ..... not that interesting, I'm afraid. <BR> <BR> I set my timer for a 5 min warm up, then after that went off I set it for a 10 min walk, the a 5 min cool down. Lately my foot has been hurting after about that much time...actually it is where the big toe connects to the foot, by the bone. I'm going to see the doctor when my DH goes for his appt.... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 16:44:22 EST Story Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466055 For anyone who writes stories, here are some ideas. <BR> <BR> How would history be changed if Lincoln hadn't died. <BR> <BR> What if the Titanic hadn't sunk and people died? Who on there of importance could have made a difference? <BR> <BR> What if Hitler hadn't become what he was and he stayed a paper hanger (or I think that is what he was) or <BR> What if Germany hadn't lose the war? <BR> <BR> What if we didn't have the Boston Tea Party? What would America be like? <BR> <BR> And wors... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:06:35 EST VIRTUAL WALKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465943 Anyone want to virtural walk to some walking paths? <BR> How about a jog in Scotland? <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AJWF0jrzgQ </link> <BR> <BR> A bike ride in Scotland <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZgsJYOlplE </link> <BR> <BR> How about a bike ride down Rt. 66 <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9AuHTJGpgM </link> <BR> <BR> Hike of almost 9 min in Australia, but looks like any path. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq1C7NLdVUM </link> <BR> <BR> Italy is alway... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:26:48 EST No Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462445 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEHQ9tzJpYA </link> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:45:54 EST IZ sings Over the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461364 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I </link> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:28:38 EST Calling all Harry Potter Fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455293 Are you a Harry Potter fan? Would you like to participate in a 3 month challenge? Join Hogwarts Active Challengers Owl List to submit your name for sorting into one of the 4 Hogwarts Houses. New members will be sorted on September 1st, 2013 and then sent an invitation to the private challenge team: Challengers of Hogwarts - Autumn 1. Hope to see you there real soon! <BR> <BR> Copied and pasted from: Anya_Onion's blog (aka AJ, Gryffindor Head of House ) <BR> <BR> Hogwarts Active Challenge... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:12:43 EST East Liverpool, Oh. way back when. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448786 My hometown. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eastliverpoolhistoricalsociety.o<BR>rg/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> There are other links on the left hand side to click on as well. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 12:12:49 EST Biting my nails http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445534 For a challenge on one of my teams I have to work on something and this is my vice...would you call it a vice?? Dr. Pepper is a vice, smoking is a vice, but is nail biting? <BR> <BR> I hate to admit such a terrible habit, but I have learned that other adults also bite their nails...I'm not alone!! <BR> <BR> I had an injury to my left hand and couldn't turn my hand over to bite the nails. Who else can say their injury was for the good. For whatever reason, I also let my nails on my right... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 17:22:36 EST The Storm is Over Now by R. kelly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438716 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwK3xkFvakc </link> <BR> <BR> Lyrics: <BR> I was in a tunnel <BR> And couldn't see the light <BR> And whenever I'd look up <BR> I couldn't see the sky <BR> Sometimes when I'm standin' <BR> It seems like I done walked for miles <BR> And my heart could be cryin' <BR> Dead in the middle of a smile <BR> <BR> But then I climbed the hills <BR> And saw the mountains <BR> I hollered help 'cause I was lost <BR> Then I felt the strong wind <BR> Heard a small voice say... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:34:50 EST