-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/ 15 Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333793 1. WE SHOULD REALLY WEAR BLUE <BR> Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century. <BR> <BR> 2. SAINT PATRICK WAS BRITISH <BR> Although he made his mark by introducing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland o... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:32:41 EST WEAR RED - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329619 I had never heard of this but saw it on GMA this morning. The reporter said for women to strike and for those who can't to wear red. <BR> <BR> Here is some info on this event for women. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.internationalwomensday.c<BR>om/About </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/int<BR>ernational-womens-day </link> <BR> <BR> http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquart<BR>ers/attachments/sections/news/in%20foc<BR>us/iwd/iwd-2017-evite-v3.pdf?vs=462... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 07:31:50 EST MARCH WEEKLY OBSERVATIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323327 MARCH WEEKLY OBSERVATIONS <BR> National Physicians Week – March 25-31* <BR> National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week – March 1-6 <BR> National Ghostwriters Week – March 1-7 <BR> National Cheerleading Week – March 1-7 <BR> National Pet Sitters Week – March 1-7 <BR> Universal Human Beings Week – March 1-7 <BR> Will Eisner Week – March 1-7 <BR> National Write a Letter Appreciation Week – March 1-7 <BR> Endometriosis Awareness Week – March 3-9, 2017 <BR> Iditarod Race Starts March 4 <BR> Wor... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:44:25 EST NATIONAL DAY OF MARCH... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323320 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/march-ov<BR>erview/ </link> <BR> <BR> March 1st <BR> National Dadgum That’s Good Day <BR> National Fruit Compote Day <BR> National Horse Protection Day <BR> National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day <BR> National Pig Day <BR> <BR> March 2nd <BR> National Banana Cream Pie Day <BR> National Old Stuff Day <BR> National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) – If on Weekend, Moves to Closest School Day <BR> <BR> March 3rd <BR> National Tartar Sauce Day* <BR> Nati... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:34:30 EST National Day of..Feb. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314382 Sorry this is so late in posting. <BR> <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> February 1st <BR> National Get Up Day* <BR> National Baked Alaska Day <BR> National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) <BR> National Serpent Day <BR> <BR> February 2nd <BR> National Groundhog Day <BR> National Heavenly Hash Day <BR> <BR> February 3rd <BR> National Women Physicians Day * <BR> National Carrot Cake Day <BR> National Day the Music Died Day <BR> National Wear ... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:06:12 EST THERAPY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290723 I've had 3 therapy sessions so far and one more tomorrow. Twice a week. I'm not sure if it is working or not. The last one I was hurting before and after the session. Usually after the therapy I get the electroids or whatever they are called and an ice pack. I went with heat this time. Wasn't feeling as good this time, not because of the heat. <BR> <BR> The anti-imflammatory med, Meloxicam, starts to wear off by evening. <BR> <BR> I decided to ask the doctor about the cortisone shot. ... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:24:43 EST NATIONAL DAY OF....JAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290702 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> January 1st <BR> National Hangover Day <BR> National Bloody Mary Day <BR> New Years Day <BR> <BR> January 2nd <BR> National Buffet Day <BR> National Cream Puff Day <BR> National Personal Trainer Awareness Day <BR> National Science Fiction Day <BR> National Thank God It’s Monday Day – First Monday in January <BR> <BR> January 3rd <BR> National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day <BR> National Drinking Straw Day <BR> Na... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:07:32 EST First therapy session http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286079 I finally went for my first therapy session today and it went pretty well. He gave me a sheet with the exercises I'm to do daily. Would you believe bridges and pelvic tilt. I felt good that I already knew how to do them. There was one other that was just a stretch for the hips. He fist asked a lot of questions that was on the questionnaire I completed, guess it is easier to ask then look at my paper work. <BR> <BR> He had me do a timed walk around a cone and back to my chair. Said it w... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:50:58 EST Degenerative Disc? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275511 I've been having some discomfort in my right hip, so went to the doctor. After x-rays he said I have the start of degenerative disc in the lower back. <em>20</em> THBPTHPB (raspberries) <BR> It could be worse, could be a break with how clumsy I am at times. <BR> <BR> He said not to use the treadmill but the peddler is okay if it doesn't bother my hip. <BR> <BR> Why does it even have anything to do with my hip if it is something in the lower back? Deferred pain? <BR> <BR> Oh well, ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:53:58 EST WHAT TO BE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271946 Here's part of the list and the link for the rest: <BR> <BR> 1. Dishwashers. <BR> 2. Gilmore Girls streams on Netflix (and the much anticipated revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is on the way!). <BR> 3. Your parents—because no matter how old you are, they can still solve any problem. <BR> 4. Fireplaces. <BR> 5. The local farmer’s market. <BR> 6. The time you get to spend re-reading your favorite books, even if you mask it as “bedtime stories.” <BR> 7. Roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:33:45 EST How do you stop from overeating and get your rear in gear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271939 Last year I started eating more than usual, not so much binging, maybe a little compulsive eating, I don't know, but it is somewhat better now, but I still eat too often. If I put in the exercise to match the eating I'd be better off. The inches is what I can't stand!!!! I can't stand my body, so uncomfortable. I need a personal accountability coach here locally, but my friends and family aren't that concerned. Online coaching.....I'd have to be online to take advantage of that and some... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:21:56 EST Gee, what can I do with all that left over food?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271886 Well, there is always: <BR> <BR> Turkey pizza <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ad411ca-348d-4c28-9548-7fedc6cd7b85.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tower high sandwiches <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14926f8c-84fb-42af-8757-ffebc5e8326e.png"> <BR> <BR> Turkey lasagna <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4685dc2e-0399-4a67-89a5-138d1fb978a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Link to other ideas: <BR> <link>allrecipes.com/recipes/15335/holiday<BR>s-and-events/th... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:16:24 EST NATIONAL DAY OF....DEC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271728 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/december<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> December 1st <BR> National Pie Day <BR> National Eat a Red Apple Day <BR> Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day <BR> Day With(out) Art Day <BR> Rosa Parks Day <BR> <BR> December 2nd <BR> National Fritters Day <BR> National Mutt Day <BR> Special Education Day <BR> Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December <BR> <BR> December 3rd <BR> National Roof Over Your Head Day <BR> *National Rhubarb Vodka Day* – First Saturday in De... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:00:50 EST NATIONAL DAY OF......NOV. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259846 November 1st <BR> National Calzone Day* <BR> National Authors’ Day <BR> National Family Literacy Day <BR> National Cook For Your Pets Day <BR> National Vinegar Day <BR> National Deep Fried Clams Day <BR> National Brush Day <BR> <BR> November 2nd <BR> National Deviled Egg Day <BR> Traffic Directors Day – Nov 2 Except if it falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday <BR> <BR> November 3rd <BR> National Housewife’s Day <BR> National Sandwich Day <BR> National Men Make Dinner Day (Must... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:54:17 EST NATIONAL DAY OF..OCT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244817 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> October 1st <BR> National Ghost Hunting Day * <BR> National Fire Pup Day <BR> National Homemade Cookies Day <BR> <BR> October 2nd <BR> National Custodial Workers Recognition Day <BR> National Name Your Car Day <BR> National Fried Scallops Day <BR> <BR> October 3rd <BR> National Techies Day <BR> National Child Health Day – First Monday in October <BR> <BR> October 4th <BR> National Taco Day <BR> National Golf ... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 20:06:41 EST SELF TALK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225453 I am in control of myself in every way--at all times and in all situations. <BR> <BR> Each time I sit down to eat I reaffirm my determination to achieve my goal. By eating right and never giving in, I am reaching the weight I want. <BR> <BR> I am never, at any time, tempted to take one bite more than I should. I am strong, I am capable of reaching my goal and I am doing it! <BR> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:46:43 EST NATIONAL DAY OF SEPT...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225113 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> National Chicken Boy Day <BR> National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day <BR> National Letter Writing Day <BR> <BR> Day 2 <BR> National Blueberry Popsicle Day <BR> National V-J Day <BR> National Lazy Mom’s Day – First Friday in September <BR> National College Colors Day – Changes Annually September 2 ,2016 <BR> <BR> Day 3 <BR> National Tailgating Day* – First Saturday in September <BR> National Welsh Rarebi... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:17:21 EST NATIONAL DAY OF AUG..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209926 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> August 1st <BR> National Raspberry Cream Pie Day <BR> National Girlfriends Day <BR> National Minority Donor Awareness Day <BR> Respect for Parents Day <BR> <BR> Day 2 <BR> August 2nd <BR> National Coloring Book Day* <BR> National Ice Cream Sandwich Day <BR> National Night Out Day – First Tuesday in August <BR> <BR> Day 3 <BR> August 3rd <BR> National Watermelon Day <BR> National Grab Some Nuts Day <BR> <BR> D... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:34:25 EST NATIONAL DAY OF JULY..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187465 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> July 1st <BR> <BR> National Postal Worker Day <BR> National U.S. Postage Stamp Day <BR> National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day <BR> National Gingersnap Day <BR> <BR> Day 2 <BR> July 2nd <BR> <BR> National Anisette Day <BR> Hop-a-Park Day – First Saturday in July <BR> <BR> Day 3 <BR> July 3rd <BR> <BR> National Fried Clam Day* <BR> National Eat Your Beans Day <BR> N... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:11:22 EST NATIONAL DAY OF JUNE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187461 Better late than never. Sorry. <BR> <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> June National Days <BR> Day 1 <BR> June 1st <BR> <BR> National Olive Day* <BR> National Go Barefoot Day <BR> National Hazelnut Cake Day <BR> National Heimlich Maneuver Day <BR> National Penpal Day <BR> National Say Something Nice Day <BR> National Running Day – First Wednesday in June <BR> <BR> Day 2 <BR> June 2nd <BR> <BR> National Rotisse... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:06:38 EST NATIONAL DAY OF MAY...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154148 <em>411</em> <BR> <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar<BR>-at-a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> May 1st <BR> Law Day <BR> National Loyalty Day <BR> National Chocolate Parfait Day <BR> National Mother Goose Day <BR> Silver Star Service Banner Day <BR> National Infertility Survival Day – Sunday Before Mother’s Day <BR> National Lemonade Day – First Sunday in May <BR> <BR> May 2nd <BR> National Life Insurance Day <BR> National Truffle Day <BR> National Melanoma Monday – First Mo... Sun, 1 May 2016 16:32:00 EST National Day of...April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135616 <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/april/ </link> <BR> <BR> April 1st <BR> •April Fools’ Day <BR> •National One Cent Day <BR> •National Sourdough Bread Day <BR> <BR> April 2nd <BR> •National Ferret Day <BR> •National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day <BR> •National Reconciliation Day <BR> •National Love Our Children Day – First Saturday In April <BR> <BR> April 3rd <BR> •National Chocolate Mousse Day <BR> •National Find a Rainbow Day <BR> •National Tweed Day <BR> <BR> April 4th <BR... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:33:53 EST They've changed National Day of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111691 They've changed the format on the site a bit, but here it is for March. Sorry it is late in coming. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/march/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> MARCH 1ST <BR> National Dadgum That’s Good Day* <BR> National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day <BR> National Fruit Compote Day <BR> National Horse Protection Day <BR> National Pig Day <BR> <BR> Day 2 <BR> MARCH 2ND <BR> National Old Stuff Day <BR> National Banana Cream Pie Day <BR> National Read Across America Day (Dr. S... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 08:27:19 EST NATIONAL DAY OF FEB. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083186 IF YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY THAT ISN'T ON HERE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN ADD IT. JUST PUT A POST ON THIS BLOG. THANKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/february<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> February 1 <BR> National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) <BR> National Baked Alaska Day <BR> National Serpent Day <BR> <BR> February 2 <BR> National Groundhog Day <BR> National Heavenly Hash Day <BR> <BR> February 3 <BR> National Day the Music Died Day <BR> National Carrot Cake Day <BR> ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:04:19 EST NATIONAL DAY OF FEB. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083185 IF YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY THAT ISN'T ON HERE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO i CAN ADD IT. JUST PUT A POST ON THIS BLOG. THANKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/february<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> February 1 <BR> National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) <BR> National Baked Alaska Day <BR> National Serpent Day <BR> <BR> February 2 <BR> National Groundhog Day <BR> National Heavenly Hash Day <BR> <BR> February 3 <BR> National Day the Music Died Day <BR> National Carrot Cake Day <BR> ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:04:19 EST JANUARY, NATIONAL DAY OF..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058701 January 1 <BR> <BR> New Years Day <BR> National Hangover Day <BR> <BR> January 2 <BR> <BR> National Science Fiction Day <BR> National Personal Trainer Awareness Day <BR> National Buffet Day <BR> National Cream Puff Day <BR> <BR> January 3 <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day <BR> National Drinking Straw Day <BR> National Fruitcake Toss Day <BR> <BR> January 4 <BR> <BR> National Spaghetti Day <BR> National Trivia Day <BR> National Thank God It’s Monday Day – First Monday in J... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:45:13 EST The 12 Days of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043484 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7cS<BR>ZD1GPuU </link> <BR> The Twelve Days of Christmas <BR> <BR> On the first day of Christmas <BR> my true love sent to me: <BR> A Partridge in a Pear Tree <BR> <BR> On the second day of Christmas <BR> my true love sent to me: <BR> 2 Turtle Doves <BR> and a Partridge in a Pear Tree <BR> <BR> On the third day of Christmas <BR> my true love sent to me: <BR> 3 French Hens <BR> 2 Turtle Doves <BR> and a Partridge in a Pear Tree <BR> <BR... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 22:30:53 EST DEC. NATIONAL DAY OF...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043088 Sorry this is late <BR> <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> December 1 <BR> National Pie Day <BR> National Eat a Red Apple Day <BR> Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day <BR> Day With(out) Art Day <BR> Rosa Parks Day <BR> World Aids Day <BR> National Day of Giving – #GivingTuesday – Usually Follows Cyber Monday <BR> <BR> December 2 <BR> National Fritters Day <BR> National Mutt Day <BR> Special Education Day <BR> International Day for the Ab... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 07:57:45 EST NOV. NATIONAL DAY OF..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024852 <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> November 1 <BR> National Authors’ Day <BR> National Family Literacy Day <BR> National Cook For Your Pets Day <BR> National Vinegar Day <BR> National Deep Fried Clams Day <BR> National Brush Day <BR> Daylight Saving Time Ends – First Sunday in November <BR> <BR> November 2 <BR> National Deviled Egg Day <BR> Traffic Directors Day – Nov 2 Except if it falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday <BR> <BR> Nove... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 17:32:01 EST national day of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009583 sorry i didn't post last few months or the first 4 days of this month. <BR> <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/october/ </link> <BR> October 1 <BR> ◦National Fire Pup Day <BR> ◦National Homemade Cookies Day <BR> <BR> October 2 <BR> ◦National Custodial Workers Recognition Day <BR> ◦National Name Your Car Day <BR> ◦National Fried Scallops Day <BR> ◦National Manufacturing Day – First Friday in October <BR> ◦World Smile Day – First Friday in October <BR> <BR> October 3 <BR> ◦National Te... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:28:24 EST Emerald green http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987630 Emeralds are one of the most popular and valued gemstones in the world. They have been around for thousands of years, were well known and written about as far back as 6,000 years ago. The Emerald is a very attractive stone that was extremely popular in Ancient times and during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period in Europe. It’s most known attribute is its deep and intense green hue, sometimes referred to as “green fire” Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:43:47 EST Is there a dietitian out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974304 I was wondering about the nutrition tracker on here. I must have put some info in when I joined so they can calculate my nutrients. In order to meet my calorie goal it brought my cholesterol up to 245. I haven't had the snack that I programmed in yet, but it is counted in on the tracker. I have no idea how much cholesterol I'm suppose to count or a meal. How do I do that? <BR> <BR> Anyone know? Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:28:14 EST Maybe eating is a waste of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972693 I posted this to one of my teams. <BR> <BR> I'm so frustrated. I want to go to a dietitian and my doctor will send an order to the hospital but I have to check with insurance. Who said they'd pay all of it but have to check with Medicare first to see if they pay. Called them and they don't pay, but my insurance called through while I was on with Med. Called insurance back, no record that anyone tried to call. Called back later to see if any record and asked same question of that guy and he w... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:03:56 EST DH’s MEDIUM SHIRT FITS?!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962190 Oh no, how can that be? How can my DH’s shirt fit….no, it doesn’t fit because it is <BR> Tight around my hips. Uh oh! This is not good. Although he does have skinny hips. <BR> THPTHBPHTH !! (raspberries) <BR> <BR> Okay, I’ve found my notebook showing my exercises from back in November, 2010 and found my food diary from that time and I was below my present goal weight. I must have Been skinny!!! I wish I had pictures of me from back then. Dang!! <BR> <BR> It was a stressful time,... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:19:53 EST Will Rogers quotes: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961772 1) “Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.” <BR> <BR> 2) “I never met a man that I didn't like.” <BR> <BR> 3) “Don't let yesterday take up too much of today” <BR> <BR> I like this one: <BR> 4) “There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.” <BR> <BR> 5) “All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.” <BR> <BR> 6) “Do the best you can, and don't take l... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:34:15 EST What's a good hair gel & spray? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940752 I'm not hairdo savvy, but I want to try to get a little oomph to the top, crown, of my hair. I used some gels in the past (still not good at styling) but it was on the sticky side. <BR> <BR> One I saw at the store today, Garnier, was only good for 24 hrs. I want to get a good gel and hairspray, but not too expensive. <BR> <BR> And hairsprays, something not sticky, but holds pretty well, maybe extra hold? I'm just not sure which is the best, extra hold, full control, volumizing??? <B... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 14:54:37 EST NATIONAL DAY OF ....for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939043 <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> June 1st <BR> ◦National Heimlich Maneuver Day <BR> ◦National Go Barefoot Day <BR> ◦National Say Something Nice Day <BR> ◦National Penpal Day <BR> ◦National Hazelnut Cake Day <BR> <BR> June 2nd <BR> ◦National Rotisserie Chicken Day* <BR> ◦National Rocky Road Day <BR> ◦National Bubba Day <BR> ◦National Leave The Office Early Day -unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on ... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:38:34 EST National Dance Like a Chicken Day - youtube http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927905 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9k0_79YyRQ </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 07:25:37 EST National Day of....for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922936 <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/may/ </link> <BR> <BR> May 5th <BR> <BR> National Cartoonists Day <BR> National Totally Chipotle Day <BR> National Hoagie Day <BR> Cinco de Mayo <BR> National Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday of the first full week in May <BR> <BR> May 6th <BR> <BR> National Nurses Day <BR> National Beverage Day <BR> National Crepe Suzette Day <BR> National School Nurse Day – Wednesday of National Nurses Week <BR> <BR> May 7th <BR> <BR> Nation... Tue, 5 May 2015 09:12:05 EST Gotta clean house...SP house that is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914208 Looking over all the different areas of postings, I've noticed that I rarely delete anything, including people. I have over 500 and so many I don'at even remember. <BR> I'm afraid I'll offend someone. But then again, they probably don't remember me either. I quite putting them in any order. <BR> <BR> My SP mail has some folders now to use them. I have 21 pages of 100 messages. That is just on SP, think about my personal e-mail, FB e-mail and e-mail I use for SP. Is it any wonder that ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:46:58 EST NATIONAL DAY OF.....for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908736 Guess I should have posted this on the first. <BR> <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/ </link> <BR> April 1st <BR> ◦National One Cent Day <BR> ◦National Sourdough Bread Day <BR> ◦April Fools Day <BR> ◦National Walking Day – First Wednesday in April <BR> ◦Childhelp National Day of Hope – First Wednesday in April <BR> <BR> April 2nd <BR> ◦National Reconciliation Day <BR> ◦National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day <BR> ◦National Ferret Day <BR> ◦World Autism Day <BR> ... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:08:28 EST March's National Day of... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898840 <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/ </link> <BR> <BR> or at least the rest of March. <BR> <BR> March 24 <BR> ◦National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day <BR> ◦National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – Fourth Tuesday of March <BR> <BR> March 25 <BR> ◦National Lobster Newburg Day <BR> ◦National Medal of Honor Day <BR> ◦National Toliken Reading Day <BR> ◦Manatee Appreciation Day - Last Wednesday of March <BR> <BR> March 26 <BR> ◦National Spinach Day <BR> ◦... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:58:41 EST International Day of Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896414 <link>www.cute-calendar.com/event/internat<BR>ional-day-of-happiness/11675-world.html </link> <BR> <BR> It's great to have a 'inter'national day of happiness. If it was just that easy. Make the day the best that you can. Be in a constant state of happiness and it will pass on to others. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:24:35 EST National Day of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867032 <link>nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-<BR>a-glance/february/ </link> <BR> <BR> February 1 <BR> &#9702;National Freedom Day (freedom from slavery) <BR> &#9702;National Baked Alaska Day <BR> &#9702;National Serpent Day <BR> <BR> February 2 <BR> &#9702;National Groundhog Day <BR> &#9702;National Heavenly Hash Day <BR> <BR> February 3 <BR> &#9702;National the day the Music Died Day <BR> &#9702;National Carrot Cake Day <BR> <BR> February 4 <BR> &#9702;National Thank a Mailman Da... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:31:03 EST Another cold sore!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865243 Give me a break. I just had two back in November and it took the one ages to go away. I'm on my Acyclovir pills that my gyn prescribed for me and I have a tube of something for cold sores. Forget the name. Pharmacist suggested it. <BR> <BR> I know last time I had some tips and should have written it down, but I don't want to take too many diff pills. <BR> <BR> I didn't have any feeling of a cold sore yesterday, but did have a disagreement with DH and I know stress causes cold sores, ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:28:54 EST East Liverpool, Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851008 I came across this blog on FB, about my hometown. <BR> <link>rustwire.com/2014/10/23/east-liverpo<BR>ol-and-the-unforgiving-economy-of-rura<BR>l-appalachia/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:32:33 EST Personal Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844314 I'm going to make a blog to hold things that I don't want to lose if I get rid of this computer. Things in my Favorites or bookmarks etc. Yes, it's okay to read this. <BR> <BR> <link>www.houseofnames.com/ </link> House of names <BR> <link>www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/ </link> Irish names <BR> <link>www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/ </link> Scottish info <BR> Youtube - one of my favs <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmtlqB0x59Y&<BR>NR=1&feature=endscreen </link> <BR> <lin... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 22:44:34 EST What's a good browser to use. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844237 Since I can't get my Google Chrome to work or the Mozille Firefox, I will need something that works with Microsoft. <BR> I want to take advantage of the $99 6-mongh deal with Ancestry.com. If I can't get the mouse to go down to the abottom of the page to click the enter, it won't be much use to join, but it is only good for sometime this month. I've been looking for this deal and now I don't know what to do. <BR> <BR> I can't pull the page over to the left of the screen where it belongs. ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:52:14 EST End with a positive attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842363 I wanted to end the year on a good note, since my last blog was the hassles with my computer. <BR> At lease I have one and can get into SP. <BR> <BR> I've had a good year. We've had no tragedies this year. There seems to have been a rash of tragedies lately . I'm blessed for the family and friends I have and will enter the new year with thanksgiving in my heart. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:54:15 EST Old computer or Browsers stink?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842360 I know now that my computer is an old Vista on Internet Explorer 9, so now I can't get my family tree on Ancestry.com to pull up or get in on FB. I've tried Mozille Firefox but won't go through, it says I have to get the site to say they are okay. And Google Chrome doesn't even it my screen. it cuts off at the right so I can't use the scroll bar, maximize or X out. <BR> <BR> I hate to get a new computer, which I will probably have to do. I have so much dealing with my family tree and SP ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:46:51 EST