100LBLIGHTER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=100LBLIGHTER 100LBLIGHTER'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/ Home with My Babies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234652 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/256ad7f4-b913-43ad-af9e-45fd12b600e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby has a car appointment so I am here with my doggy babies. Hanging out.... the meds have loosened everything. I guess it is productive coughing.... wanted to go with Hubby but did not feel good enough. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:05:48 EST Bronchitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234236 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fbb041-25c2-4594-8f96-af40a55cbd3f.jpg"> Family trip from days gone by.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to let you know I finally broke down and went to the Clinic yesterday. Xrays show that I have bronchitis...... good news is no pneumonia. I am taking my meds and laying around a lot. I guess I am trying to make up for those nights where I coughed ...most of the night. <BR> <BR> Spent two months in West Virginia with fam... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:05:16 EST My Little Sister Franny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233407 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/813c5610-e45a-4d8d-982b-58e665b680d7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take a second to tell my Spark Friends that my Sister Franny passed away one day before her 66th birthday. <BR> <BR> Mom and Dad had three girls, like stair steps not one year between Franny and I and not one year between my sister Liz and her. So every year Franny and I were the same age for 32 days. I would call her and tell her we were now twins. <BR> <BR> I stil... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:10:50 EST Family Love and Support..... Priceless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203665 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f2df5d6-d974-47f1-a362-a00126a86f1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d6b1822-5fb6-45c9-b4c6-05de5893e97f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is a lovely day in West Virginia. I have been here for over a week with Family. What a blessing. I went to the gym, Planet Fittness with my Sister and Neice this week and walked on the treadmill for 31 minutes counting the cool down. 2.5 mph for a 24 minute mile. Nice to ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:31:21 EST Family Love and Support..... Priceless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203664 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f2df5d6-d974-47f1-a362-a00126a86f1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d6b1822-5fb6-45c9-b4c6-05de5893e97f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is a lovely day in West Virginia. I have been here for over a week with Family. What a blessing. I went to the gym, Planet Fittness with my Sister and Neice this week and walked on the treadmill for 31 minutes counting the cool down. 2.5 mph for a 24 minute mile. Nice to ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:31:19 EST Another New Day, Another New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198505 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b78b380b-39ad-4abc-8f41-9b35fd56e6c5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The sunshine is beaming through the closed curtain on my sliding glass doors. Bruiser, my Shih Tzu is looking out the window.... waiting for my first trip outside. He and Scamp are anxious to get started. They will run and jump and whiff 'n sniff till they have worn themselves out. Then, they will rest. <BR> <BR> I need to be more like them full of life .... active and excited for a ne... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:05:26 EST Busy Time with Family and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198231 Have had a good time with family and friends here in West Virginia ... Love the family and friends. <BR> <BR> A bit tired...but well worth it. Hope you are able to be with the ones who loved you from childhood up.. <BR> <BR> Helps the body and soul. <BR> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:42:59 EST Busy Time with Family and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198230 Have had a good time with family and friends here in West Virginia ... Love the family and friends. <BR> <BR> A bit tired...but well worth it. Hope you are able to be with the ones who loved you from childhood up.. <BR> <BR> Helps the body and soul. <BR> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:42:59 EST Closer to the Celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cd9f7ef-dbf1-4387-b667-7748909c4edf.jpg"> <BR> I wanted to share this picture of my Dad when I was a kid.... he built that go cart for us kids when I was around 8 years old. I lost my skirt while driving this thing around the house...when it slid down between the back and seat... into the back axle and wound around till it ripped right off my waist. LOL Everyone who was there got a good laugh. I was a little embarrassed. Dad made so... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:25:44 EST Dad's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183271 Written by my Sister.... Littlest Sister <BR> My Memories of Dad... <BR> He worked 6 days a week when I was little, often returning home after my bedtime, and I usually only saw him on Sundays. I use to take a nap with him on the rare occasions that he did so...actually I use to lay there and watch him sleep. <BR> He wore overalls and I would hang onto the sleeve to help him get out of them. Sometimes he tugged me off my feet... <em>246</em> <BR> When I was 6 he made a wardrobe for the... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:34:13 EST FINISHING THOSE FLOORS TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182867 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63d486d1-898b-47b4-ae85-491e0ec3195d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is a hot 91.6° day today and humid from yesterdays rains. We got 1 7/8 s inches of rain yesterday. I am still waiting on my mower to get fixed so my two acres is growing while I wait.... my other mower will not start either. Very frustrating ...so I am working on my house.... cleaning floors. <BR> <BR> Trying to stay busy and keep the ole body moving. <BR> Happy Flag day!!! <BR... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:05:07 EST Another Cleaning Day.... Exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/926a3e89-e19a-4fc0-ad02-ac2ef2272098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just finished cleaning two area rugs. I used a product called Resolve Pet Expert. It is a moist Powder which you sprinkle on the rug in small areas...then using a soft bristled brush till soil, pet hair, etc come out of the carpet/rug. Allow to sit and dry for 20 to 30 minutes... Then vacuum the rug. Pleasant lemon scent and the rug looks beautiful. But I do not have enough energy to e... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:17:53 EST Getting out the Exercise Equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181780 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0bff6ab-9962-43c0-82c8-b9be13ef46d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been out of the loop of exercise for over a year. I was in a renovation and then I got sick and Hubby had to take a leave of absence to care for me. I had to quit the wellness center. My fitness equipment went to the out building when we were working on the house. Last April Mom fell and broke her hip....then had a heart attack.... So I spent the months of April and May with Mom.... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:54:54 EST What is Exercise Anyway??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178604 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1281460 </link> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 21:40:44 EST March 21 and 22, Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126027 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a40493de-fca5-4da1-8c0b-aa637c52be51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Photo of a cardinal riding a branch with oak bloom on the background branches. Photo taken a few years back....but beautifully, that scene repeats itself every year. Soon the cardinals will not be hanging around waiting for the handout of seeds because they will have an abundant supply of food everywhere. I have tried to take pictures of the flock of cardinals that are here everyday eati... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:21:17 EST Cool but Dry.... Walked today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123270 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8dfd4fbb-2293-4508-b6d8-f48a41cb35ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spring time is in the air....and winter is holding on not wanting to let go. Frogs, Birds, Flowers, and Trees ....all are waking up to say Hi... to all who will listen. <BR> <BR> My little lavender flowers that carpeted my whole yard are about gone.... the honey bees that worked them daily have gone somewhere else to find more flowers. The birds are fussing in the bushes on the West s... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:17:01 EST Stormy March... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122434 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25d1b5d4-20fc-4aa9-b908-8f0acc422f9e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been hearing the frogs in the evening. The stormy weather we have been experiencing has been good weather for them and ducks. Bruiser, Scamp and I managed to get a couple days walking in this week ...not like I wanted but I will take what I can get. Spring storms have came through here several times this week. I did try to dance with the radio but did not hold out for one song. ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:26:53 EST Another Day of Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116969 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86d0b8a4-6e12-4091-a5fe-f83bb92c8fd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was awakened this morning about 7:00 by pounding rain on the roof and skylights. Sadly another day of rain and cold temperatures. I only walked halfway yesterday when we were stopped by rains..... today I have not even tried. I do not want to get sick. I will get my minutes puddle jumping in my yard. Doggies are sleeping .... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:48:16 EST Walking In between The Storms. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115468 img=81453] <BR> <BR> At 3 o'clock this afternoon Scamp, Bruiser and I managed to get our walk in between storms. We have gotten four inches of rain in the last two days.. sounds like a lot till I hear the numbers like 11 and 12 inches of rain....happening just miles from us. I just have to make sure that my Doggies and I get our walk in and our potty breaks without getting too wet. <BR> <BR> Y'all be safe. <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> ... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 20:08:11 EST Walking in The Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114350 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/864d8f4c-7492-408d-9293-e2ff6bb6f833.jpg"> <BR> Weather people have been warning us for a week that today was a day for Springtime storms. For those of you that don't live here that can mean flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, and even tornados. I was truly expecting it to come in the night. I was totally surprised when I awoke this morning to find grey skies but not a drip of rain, or a rumble of thunder nor a flash of lightnin... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:34:44 EST Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de0a1976-9858-400c-9842-79c650cfd8f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby brought home my favorite cookie. I ate 3 servings. I will do better tomorrow. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>234</em> <em>245</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 22:25:33 EST Eating for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111942 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5de5b54-3801-45a0-8fe1-0f3369a28335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am working on eating mindfully. It is very hard... with allergies, and health issues. In the last year I have given up eating dairy, anything with added sodium, and several things that bothers my thyroid. I need a chemist . <em>234</em> Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:21:26 EST Texas Springtime Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109532 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0942003c-9397-490d-93e5-d9b7d197cfe4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This weekend it was lovely with temperatures up around 75° ...night time temperature was close to 60°. <BR> <BR> The flowers are blooming, trees are budding. Pollen will soon be sending yellow snow down to cover everything below these gigantic Oaks that flank the back of my house and one that shades the front. I love those trees where birds are nesting and singing.... those little honey ... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 13:58:44 EST Test Results Are In... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105618 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/713e02a0-0b4a-49a4-acdf-636c334fce77.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just received a phone call from the Doctors Office...to tell me my triglycerides and cholesterol is high. Will receive another call later... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:53:54 EST Internet Service Is Up Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104963 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/511be82c-d3c0-4cc1-acaf-0ed3230af954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The repairman was back today....internet keeps going down. So I did not get to chart or log in to Spark people yesterday. <BR> <BR> I had a Doctor's appointment yesterday.... and they were going to take blood so I could not eat or drink... my appointment time was 3:00 in the afternoon. My oxygen levels were down to 94 still after two weeks with Breo inhaler. I did not eat till I had ... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:36:29 EST Rainy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103071 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34d59eef-c145-4976-9d5e-ebc3e66a8718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cool and rainy day here today.... doggies do not want to go outside to even pee... Have not walked today. Hope you are having a great day.... <em>252</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:44:20 EST Just a Joke.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1e80881-5fc3-46e9-b50f-d797a8239a99.jpg"> Spark People tell us this: Regular exercise can help prevent chronic illness, boost your mood and lengthen your lifespan, among a host of other benefits. But while consistent sweat sessions are great for you, they can also trigger head pain if you've increased your workout intensity quickly, worked very intensely or become dehydrated. Overall, regular exercise has been shown to help diminish recurrent... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:58:52 EST Walking is More Fun With a Friend or Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100653 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8409c1f3-7685-41a7-b1bd-9d899410307f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to share a picture of my walking partners.... Scamp and Bruiser. They walk pretty fast in spite of their short legs. <em>338</em> <em>185</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 15:29:09 EST Long Hard Year.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100139 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a8dd3c3-d9ed-4bba-b665-02fe229c8d16.gif">The year 2015 and the end of 2014 was a hard one. With a renovation project that went on way too long....and me getting sick with pneumonia ..... to me making a fast trip to see Mom after she had broken her hip, helping with her care ..till she passed the last of May. My world was turned upside down. Through it all I lost 39 lbs.... was on oxygen through the night.... It was tough and I only m... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:49:43 EST Spring is Just Around the Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6099189 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99992a47-cc92-4ea0-9f29-e91bf2996fee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a reminder that these spring flowers will be at your place soon. My yard is full of them. and will be until I mow the lawn. ... <em>126</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:03:32 EST Two Days After Valentines Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097502 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e306884-d817-4c99-8474-4860456037bd.jpg">I did not get any roses from my Valentine.... nor did I get any candy, pie or cake. I did not sleep in and have breakfast in bed......instead, I made him a special omelet and waffles. <em>490</em> And my Sweetheart vacuumed the whole house without me mentioning it. And he drove three hours to see our daughter and her family. We all went out to eat sushi ...I did not count calories either. And ... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:17:12 EST Today is Hubby's Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033849 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd630b09-0e50-4f21-bbcc-a10dfe65baf9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is before I ever met him... but it is his birthday today. Happy Birthday Honey. I will give you your card when you get home. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:07:57 EST Birthday Weekend With the Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009974 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74842e9d-c2ef-4187-b386-ded89c14384d.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ac4a82f-6aaf-4824-86ef-e569702855f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a weekend! I do not know what I loved more...the time with family or Seeing the Rangers play.. . . <BR> <BR> First of all I always remember my Grandma Grace who loved baseball and watched it on a black and white TV that was a piece of furniture that sat in the living room corner.... its screen ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:10:43 EST I got the Munchies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006192 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/755ce773-14e4-4809-a8ce-39e9882887cc.png"> <BR> <BR> I am not sure how this works! I have pondered it over and again....but when I cheat on my diet....and eat things that I know I should no,t then I start craving more of the same. I wonder if it is a chemical thing...where the simple carbs burn up fast and then need more or.....is it the fact you gave in to the temptation and your will power is now gone. <BR> <BR> What ever the case It r... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:25:04 EST 10lb Lost and Gained ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005750 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63c3b7c8-e921-4c64-926a-7dbd0deaac93.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did anyone see the eclipse last night... too cloudy in this dry parched land. So I could not see it. I did get exercise walking around my yard head held high ...nose pointing up. Which is good! <BR> <BR> I had a Doctors appointment Friday just a checkup. I had a little fever...I am assuming was caused by the hot car ride there. It showed I had lost more than 10 pounds since last Mar... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:32:10 EST Cooking Without Salt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b7194aa-fc24-4265-9eee-21a769d3ea8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made homemade Shake 'N Bake today....and baked some pork chops...4 grams of fat per serving. Baked some Sweet Potatoes, Cooked some Kale ... Supper. All without salt and very low in sodium. <BR> <BR> I also make some Homemade Granola . All with very little sodium. I think it had 7 milligrams of sodium in the whole thing.I think probably 6 or more servings. (3 cups plus) Keeping ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:30:24 EST Mom's Birthday without her. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64b2617a-bbf0-4a01-b8ad-8239676f0287.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5fd87b02-6b5a-4837-a501-ff45827bc415.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0434cce0-f6d2-4e4c-985e-5679bf27b569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have lots of pictures of Mom on birthdays past....with cake and ice cream gifts and flowers. This year it was just sad....for me and the ones she left here. I hope there was a big celebration there. Miss yo... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:46:21 EST 2 days till her birthday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75ba8450-5f9b-40b7-8cc2-1c2ad7e43750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mom would have been 86 years young day after tomorrow. She was twenty when I was born ....I always know how old she was just add twenty years to mine. What do you do to say Happy Birthday to your Mom when she is not here anymore. I love her and miss her so much. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:06:40 EST Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f85ab0b-9364-4dc4-9505-539a9eb67cbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a picture of my Mom taken about five years ago. I was going regularly to the Wellness Center and taking Aqua Fit Class..... We went every week day. It snowed that year while she was here.....we had to walk home in the snow after swimming for an hour in class. <BR> <BR> Mom was having symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease then. She had fell at home and broke her ankle....we all decide... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:26:11 EST What a Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8157ad0-a43b-4ff2-8c61-9df4c69aa0db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope all my Spark People friends have not unfriended me. It has been so long since I have been on here. <BR> Quick recap: January I got sick congestion....in the chest and head. Within a week I was worse and Hubby came home took me to the ER where they discovered pneumonia in my lungs sinus infection....etc I had not slept for 8 days because my airways closed up when I relaxed. My... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:07:21 EST Pneumonia...... Not fun. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867116 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610768711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to tell you I have spent three days in the hospital..... it is a long story three trips to the Doctor....and a trip to the ER....... 3 days hospital.....2 more trips to the clinic............. then then finally an oxygen monitor....and oxygen at home at night. Prayers from my Facebook friends..... God answering prayers......I am doing better. Still mending......but better. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:57:30 EST Expectations .....Great? or None? That is The Question. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835796 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1113441200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spent a little time reading some of my friends blogs and comments last night after i had spent an hour or more writing my own blog. Lately my blogs have been about life... it seems to take precedence over the exercise.... and charting or even blogging or socializing on here lately. I guess living in a reno zone will do that to you. <BR> <BR> In one blog in particular the word expectations was mentioned.... ... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:37:21 EST Not The Christmas I was Expecting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726865730.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This photo was taken 6 years ago... I do not even have this tree anymore. But I don't have a tree up for the first time in my adult life. No festive decorations inside or outside. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1601721113.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes as a matter of fact I do not have furniture or flooring. <BR> <BR> It all started in the summer when we went to Home Depot... to get a... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:37:02 EST Veterans Day 2014..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815065 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1104540336.jpg"> My Dad <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1434436513.jpg"> My Hubby <BR> <BR> The day that we set aside for our Veterans is almost over..... Facebook is just loaded with pictures of Dads, Grand parents, Sons, Daughters who have served in the Armed Forces through the years. Every one is saying Thank you. <BR> <BR> My hope is that after today is done.....That we not forget ...that guy down... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:10:21 EST Bathroom Completed.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793661 Just a note to tell you the bathroom has been completed....and here is a picture story. All work was done by the Hubby and I. ..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2013039109.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1973151879.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595447065.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2002461958.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 21:27:33 EST What a Morning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786150 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484149837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You all might know that I have been in a three year small renovation of my bathroom....and part of that three years has been nagging my Hubby to start.....even though we had bought all the stuff three years before. I started to tell you all what that involved but for some reason my computer dumped it three fourths of the way through the story..... OK that is a little too much for most people to handle this early ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:12:20 EST Repeat from Six years ago.....What is Exercise Anyway??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781106 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l291006934.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was going through my blog entries hunting a recipe to post on Facebook for my Crock-pot Apple butter......when I ran across this blog posted by me six years ago. It made me laugh so I thought I would share this one again. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.... <BR> <BR> Thursday, June 19, 2008 <BR> <BR> Everyday seems to be full of time consuming tasks...Whose isn't? Today it was the t... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:07:07 EST Howdy from Me in NE Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51200994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you all been watching the moon? It has been beautiful this week....my Friend took this picture and I thought I would share it with y'all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1907526154.jpg"> WE have been redoing our bathroom for several months now....this is a before picture. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l582707657.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is afte... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:28:27 EST Jacob's Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751654 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539650507.jpg"> <BR> Jake <BR> <BR> Good Saturday Morning to you all. Just a quick note to tell you that it has been a a busy week......my Grandson, Jake has spent the week. It has rained most of the week but we had a few days where we spent outside. One was when we cleaned the ditch. Grandpa said he would give him $20.00 for cleaning out the ditch that runs up our drive way .... I raked leaves into the ditch on one side and Jake shov... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:05:02 EST Ricochet and the Copperhead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744637 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746523201.jpg"> Ricochet <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1908568714.jpg"> My Babies (ShihTzus) <BR> <BR> Last Sunday night I sent Hubby outside to get the Shih Tzus out of the play pen because it had gotten dark..... Hubby brought the doggies inside and asked me to take care of them, then rushed back outside......he was gone a while but when he came back inside he had a story to tell......While gi... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:31:36 EST