-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 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> â—¦National Fire Pup Day <BR> â—¦National Homemade Cookies Day <BR> <BR> October 2 <BR> â—¦National Custodial Workers Recognition Day <BR> â—¦National Name Your Car Day <BR> â—¦National Fried Scallops Day <BR> â—¦National Manufacturing Day – First Friday in October <BR> â—¦World Smile Day – First Friday in October <BR> <BR> October 3 ... 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 stressf... 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... 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> â—¦National Heimlich Maneuver Day <BR> â—¦National Go Barefoot Day <BR> â—¦National Say Something Nice Day <BR> â—¦National Penpal Day <BR> â—¦National Hazelnut Cake Day <BR> <BR> June 2nd <BR> â—¦National Rotisserie Chicken Day* <BR> â—¦National Rocky Road Day <BR> â—¦National Bubba Day <BR> â—¦National Leave The Office Early Day -unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would b... 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> 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