-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/ 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> Na... 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> â—¦National One Cent Day <BR> â—¦National Sourdough Bread Day <BR> â—¦April Fools Day <BR> â—¦National Walking Day – First Wednesday in April <BR> â—¦Childhelp National Day of Hope – First Wednesday in April <BR> <BR> April 2nd <BR> â—¦National Reconciliation Day <BR> â—¦National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day <BR> â—¦National Ferret Day <BR> â—¦... 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> â—¦National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day <BR> â—¦National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – Fourth Tuesday of March <BR> <BR> March 25 <BR> â—¦National Lobster Newburg Day <BR> â—¦National Medal of Honor Day <BR> â—¦National Toliken Reading Day <BR> â—¦Manatee Appreciation Day - Last Wednesday of March <BR> <BR> March 26 <BR> â—¦National Spi... 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 What is your holiday tradition? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832934 Children all over the world continue the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings. In some countries children have similar customs, in France the children place their shoes by the fireplace, a tradition dating back to when children wore wooden peasant shoes. <BR> <BR> The German Christmas season officially begins with the first Sunday of Advent. Stollen, the oldest known German Christmas treat, and Christmas cookies (Plätzchen) are often baked during this time. Gingerbread houses, nativity ... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:10:26 EST Dinner in a pasta shell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821874 Okay, this may not be the healtiest, but I have to post a recipe link and this is the only way I know how to post it. <BR> <BR> Jumbo Shell Chicken w/dressisng <BR> <BR> 2lbs of boneless chicken <BR> 1 Lg container of stove top dressing <BR> 1(8oz) sour cream <BR> 1 can of cream of chicken soup <BR> 3/4 cup of water <BR> 1(8oz) pk mozzarella cheese (we like the finely shredded) <BR> <BR> Boil chicken and prepare dressing accordingly. <BR> Shred chicken. <BR> <BR> Mix chicken and dr... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:30:49 EST The first Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821543 <link>www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanks<BR>giving/letters.htm </link> <BR> <BR> from Wiki <BR> Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.[1] Also, there are... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:32:24 EST Wake your inner spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821535 "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." Albert Schweitzer <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:25:11 EST Think happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814918 It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” <BR> Dale Carnegie Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:59:56 EST 'Goodness gracious' in what language? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791717 I wish I was multi-lingual, but I just can't retain a lot of words now that i"m older and don't get me started on the grammar part, I have trouble with English grammar. <BR> <BR> I'd like to learn some choice phrases, like how to say: <BR> *'Oh my goodness', or 'Goodness gracious' <BR> *What to say when someone sneezes. I know in German it is Gesundheit. <BR> <BR> Just simple clean phrases or clean phrases I can throw out when I get angry at my computer would help too, no really!!! <BR... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:41:37 EST Windows 10??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745783 What should I do? I have Windows 9, but according to Ancesry.com : <BR> <BR> 'We’re 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.' <BR> <BR> Someone told me never to download Windows 10, but the girl at Ancestry.com said that is what I will need to do. I have trouble trying to break through my brick ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:26:38 EST 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