ANGELBELIEVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANGELBELIEVER ANGELBELIEVER'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/ PART TWO OF MY BIO. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788195 Bio continued. Part two. <BR> <BR> I was playing in a Praise band at Church where Gary was the director. The band decided they wanted to write their own operetta telling the Christmas Story in modern day times. So, "Mary, Joseph and Louie " was born. It took place in New York City and involved a cabbie and a bread and breakfast and a barn. The cabbie's fare were two people named Mary and Joseph. We all wrote a song for the operetta. I have never composed a song in my life, but I was about ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:06:10 EST MY BIO IN TWO PARTS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788178 Hi everyone. I've been asked to do a program on my bio for a Sisterhood that I belong to. I am honored to do so. I was asked to focus on my music, so I did. I'll add these to my blogs in sections. I'll label them part 1 and 2. Here is Part 1.. <BR> <BR> .MY LIFE AS A SAXIST. <BR> <BR> My life began on Sept. 14, 1948 in a hospital in NE. Pa. Because I decided to show up two months early, I only weighed 2 lbs and 6 oz. and was the length of a ruler...just 12 inches long. I was then placed... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:04:01 EST My Bio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788177 My life began on Sept. 14, 1948 in a hospital in NE. Pa. Because I decided to show up two months early, I only weighed 2 lbs and 6 oz. and was the length of a ruler...just 12 inches long. I was then placed in an incubator for 2 months until I reached 5 pounds. While in the glass “tank” I began to show my love of rhythm by tapping my foot against the glass and was given the nickname of “Thumper.” My other known title became “Princess of the Nursery.” I was born to a Mother who sang in the ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:02:18 EST A BEAUTIFUL AD FOR MUSIC. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787591 <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>276</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> MUSIC: A mind altering noise with the potential to induce joy, happiness, memories, bliss, merriment and mirth. <BR> <BR> Ask you doctor if MUSIC is right for you. <BR> <BR> Common side effects may include uncontrolled toe-tapping, swaying from side to side, smiling, off key singing, a lack of volume control, finger snapping, dancing, stress relief and relaxation. <BR> <BR> Personal Note: I love this done as an ad f... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:38:11 EST PRAISE GOD ARJAY IS HOME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786393 Arjay is alive and home now. The surgery went well but things afterward didn't go well at all. He was in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and it went down hill starting with dinner like I wrote in my earlier blog. <BR> <BR> Then he didn't sleep all night because the ICU bed is made to pulsate and move the mattress up and down so you don't get bed sores. The comes the morning and the visit from the surgeon. He wrote the order for discharge and thought that was it. Well, it seems that according to ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:18:30 EST ARJAY'S SURGERY WENT WELL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785740 Hi everyone. Thanks for all your prayers and concerns. Arjay's surgery went well without any complications. Then dinner came and it was roast beef. Well. he began to choke on the meat and it was terrible. He was gasping for air. I yelled for the nurse and 3 came in and one male nurse literally saved his life by whatever he did. The meat was finally dislodged but he still felt like it was stuck on the side of this throat. They ended up giving him ice cream which I think helped the swelling go... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:23:03 EST YOUR'S TRULY PLAYING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783596 I was a guest at my brother's church in Pa about 15 months ago when I played "He". My brother Doug, in the orange shirt, is playing drums! My sister-in-law, Lanette, took the video so we had a family affair! It looks like I was using music from where the stand is, but I didn't have any music. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:01:52 EST MORE INFO ON ARJAY'S SURGERY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783250 Good evening everyone. Yesterday we went to the hospital to register for Tuesday's surgery. The nurse was wonderful and explained everything to us step by step. There was no detail left out. We have the Living Will to fill out for Tuesday. Arjay has his pre-op orders and was even given a special anti-bacterial soap to shower with. Here's the kicker. Arjay is NOT a morning person as he used to work for a newspaper and it was put to bed around 2 am. He still goes to bed at 1 or 2 am and sleep... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:35:18 EST ARJAY'S SURGERY IS NEXT TUESDAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782015 Well, we met Dr. Citrin today, the vascular surgeon and we like him very much, which is half the battle. We have great confidence in him and we have done our research on him. He is highly recommended and is very high on the list of national vascular surgeons. <BR> <BR> Arjay is having a Carotid Angiogram and a Endarterectomy, which is Carotid Artery Surgery. The left side has critical 80 to 99 % narrowing in the left internal carotid artery. He at present is at a high risk for a stroke. <BR... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:48:54 EST WE NEED MORE PRAYER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781102 HI friends. I am asking for prayers and good thoughts for us once again. Arjay's right carotid artery is very blocked (dangerously so) and we are seeing a vascular surgeon in the am. He is extremely anxious as he awaits our Dr. to call in an anti-anxiety medication for him. He has PTSD so this is only making it twice as hard on him. Thank you all so much. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Elayne and Arjay Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:13 EST TROUBLE WITH THE VIDEO BLOG. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780680 Help!!!!I'm trying to post a video blog of my playing sax and I can't get it to load. I did what it said on the instructions. We "browsed" and selected the file "Elayne" which had the video on a DVD. We then pressed UPLOAD and nothing happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. <BR> Elayne Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:33:15 EST MY NEW NUMBERS ARE IN. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777634 Hi everyone. I was weighed and measured today at Curves. Last time I was weighed and measured was June 24. So I was weighed on Sept. 10. Here are my newest numbers. <BR> <BR> June 24. 2014---------------------------- Sept. 10, 2014 <BR> <BR> Arm--------- 10.25------- 10.00 Lost 1/2 inch. <BR> Bust-------- 42.25 ------- 42.00 Lost 1/4 inch <BR> Waist-------- 39.25 ------ 37.00 Lost 2.25 inches <BR> Ab... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:43:35 EST A GREAT CELEBRATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775522 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l203616986.jpg"> Last night we had the honor of celebrating Mrs. Velma Van Dyne's 100th birthday. She is a beautiful lady and looked exceptionally lovely last evening. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2003179270.jpg"> Deb and I had the honor and privilege of providing the music for her celebration as our gift to her. Miss Velma even danced a waltz with a dear friend of the family who is like a son to her. We pl... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:18:28 EST MY BROTHER ROBB'S NEXT LEGAL STEP. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774080 Hi everyone. Robb and his boss, Stanley were in court again yesterday to hear the decision of the judge as to whether there was enough evidence to go to trial. Well, the judge said they will go forward to trial. One saving grace is that the judge did dismiss 15 of Robb's charges, but he still has 15 to be tried on. His boss continues to have 47 counts. The next court appearance will be in the Court of Common Pleas, with arraignments set for Oct. 31. Below is the link to one of the new paper... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 15:46:38 EST MY HUSBAND HAS PUBLISHED ANOTHER E- BOOK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771496 Hey y'all, My hubby has published another E-book and it's on Amazon. Here's the link. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/dp/B00N842JWW </link> <BR> <BR> The title is "Ridin' Round Tampa." When you click on the link it'll tell you what the book is about. Hope you'll check it out. I am so proud of Arjay. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Elayne Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:51:58 EST YEAH, I'M ON TRACK AT WEIGHT WATCHER'S ONCE MORE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763263 Hello friends, Went to my meeting Monday morning and I'm so happy I did. Our leader,Kim, <BR> remembered me and called me by name and that was even before I put a name tag on. Don't know how she did it as it's been a year since I saw her last. I felt like I was home again. The best part is that when I told one of the receptionists that I wanted to up my goal from 120 to 125 as it was to frustrating to try and stay at 120. That was no problem. We started all over as if I were a new beginner. ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:38:42 EST GOING BACK TO BASICS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759986 Hi everyone. There are times when one thinks that they can lose weight on their own, after all, we know what we need to do, right? WRONG! How many times do I have to have someone or a plan "rescue me"? The answer is as many as it takes. Last week I weighed 129.8 and I got scared as that was way too close to 130. Then it would be 135 and on up to 150 again. NO, I'm not going to go to 150 ever again, or even 130 if I can help it. I know how dangerous that slippery slide is. <BR> <BR> So,... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:46 EST " THANK YOU! " JUST TWO SIMPLE LITTLE WORDS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757206 Hi everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday as you renewed your Spirit today in anyway you chose. <BR> <BR> I ran across this card I gave my DH Arjay a while back. It says so much about just two little words, "Thank You" that I wanted to share the card with you. <BR> <BR> "Thank you" are two little words, often thought but seldom heard. It doesn't take that long to say yet, on our lips, it fades away. <BR> <BR> A gentle word, a casual hand, a caring thought, to understand. A droplet i... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:21:01 EST BEFORE AND AFTER WEIGHT LOSS PICTURES. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754759 Here I am before Spark and Weight Watchers. I topped the scale at 150 pounds on a 4'10 body. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11642979.jpg"> I tried blaming it on my prednisone. "Steroids make you gain weight." I believed that because I was hungry all the time. I didn't even try to lose weight because I knew it's impossible to lose on steroids and besides, I just knew and accepted that I would be overweight all my life. I was also very depressed at the time but I didn't rea... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 23:47:33 EST WEIGH IN AND MEASURING DAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751411 Hi everyone. I got weighed and measured on June 24 and then on July 28. I would like to share my results. I'm hoping by increasing my work outs to 4 days a week that I'll see better results by Sept since there are 5 weeks in Sept. I am told by the Curves coach that I will see a difference. <BR> <BR> Measurement results for thighs and arms have been doubled. <BR> <BR> June 24 ,2014 July 28, 2014 RESULTS <BR> <BR> Arm <BR> 10.25 10.... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:10:09 EST ANOTHER NEW HAIR COLOR. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750771 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l6351332.jpg"> Hi everyone. Here I am with my dear "daughter," Allyson. This was taken today. Yesterday I decided to live on the edge and have my colorist add more red to my hair color. We went with more auburn and we both were very happy with the outcome. What is even more important is that my dear husband, Arjay , thinks the color is "very pretty." This is from a man who normally doesn't care for red hair, but this must be the right shade ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:45:17 EST WE DID IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747053 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400606161.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301888214.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l991398453.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453962191.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1561457307.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l707598147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone. We have finally cleaned out the garage and rearranged everything. DH ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:08:15 EST A THANK YOU BLOG TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746701 Thank you so much for being so kind to share our happiness of Arjay being cured of his vocal cord cancer. Prayer is a wonderful gift and we all know it works. We do have an Awesome God. There were too many wonderful comments to answer individually, so please accept this blog as your thank you's. I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful Spark friends. <BR> <BR> I also want to thank you for your encouraging support and prayers for my brother Robb's legal situation. It is very draining and ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:46 EST WONERFUL NEWS TO SHARE ABOUT MY HUSBAND'S HEALTH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746032 Hi everyone. Arjay and I are elated about the news he received today. Arjay was diagnosed with rt. vocal cord cancer 10 years ago. He had surgery where they removed a portion of his vocal cord. This left him with a voice that sounds like he's hoarse all the time, but we are grateful he can still talk on his own. Anyway, he goes every year to have the tube put down his nose to his throat with it resting on the vocal cord. That is not a fun deal as it always hits one's gag reflex. ( I know beca... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:24 EST ANOTHER UPDATE ON MY BROTHER'S ORDEAL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746025 Robb went to his prelimanary hearing last week with his boss and their lawyers. The same 3 guys testified against them. Oddly enough these three are brothers-in-law. Does that suggest anything to you? Like maybe a conspiracy to bring Robb and his boss down? His lawyer asked the one driver what he heard Robb say regarding not pushing the button for senior ridership and possible losing their jobs. He said he heard Robb say that. His lawyer asked if he was in the same room with Robb when he hear... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:12:55 EST LATEST ON MY BROTHER'S SITUATION. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716177 Hi everyone, The results of the emergency called board mtg. at his company was that he and Stanley be placed on un-paid leave until the case is resolved one way or the other. They can use their accrued sick time and vacation days, but then when that's exhausted, they're out of luck for money. I don't know how much time Robb has accrued. <BR> <BR> The preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 14. That is where they say they are guilty or innocent. I hope they can remain free until we see wha... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:57:48 EST A LITTLE OF THIS AND THAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1500449309.jpg"> Yep, that's me around 5 yrs. old. My hair was chestnut brown and very,very naturally curly. Mom and I would have battles every time she tried to comb it, and it was even worse after it was washed. That was before de-tangler shampoos. She did use Johnson and Johnson , no tears shampoo, I know that. <BR> <BR> A lady named Martha from church gave out candy to all ladies on Mothers Day and our Pastor and his wife gave out pi... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:33:37 EST PRAYERS ARE NEEDED NOW, PLEASE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713170 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1102639792.jpg">Hi everyone. I don't usually do this, but I am asking for prayers for my brother, Robb. He and his boss are in serious trouble and are being charged with things they did not do. It's a long story that I am not going to type about, but Robb is facing 27 charges, 20 some are felonies. His boss is facing 47 charges, 30 some are felonies. The State's Attorney is bringing the charges against them. Last Tuesday there were both arra... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:46:41 EST BETTER NEWS AT MY SPECIALIST...PLUS MY NEW LOOK.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711698 Hi everyone. Good news from my doctor visit. Dr. Hybaykah is a Pulmonoligist. He was the one who read my Pulmonary Function Test, or known as PFT. He read his own report and looked at my numbers again and decided I was at the moderate stage 2 B which was better than 3-1. He explained to me that COPD, (Cardio Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a big word and it encompasses anything having to do with the lungs....Asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. As we age our lung function decreases, but mor... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 23:37:09 EST IN YOUR MEMORY, DAD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703844 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l43813474.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1334143397.jpg"> <img Dad in his Army ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1379640611.jpg" <BR> <BR> Hi everyone. Dad seemed to go from one uniform to another kind of uniform! My Dad served in WW II and told us about how much walking they did. He was in the front lines in the Army. I can't remember what company. I'll see if my brother Doug knows. He told of being in Germany, Italy... Mon, 26 May 2014 21:16:04 EST NOT THE BEST LUNG FUNCTION REPORT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701751 Hi everyone. First I want to thank everyone who read and commented on my 4 blogs on my breath work. I really appreciate each and everyone of you. You are all special in unique ways. I love the fact that each one of us is made differently and yet we are all made in God's image. God is good. <BR> <BR> So I went to my Dr's on Wednesday to get my lung function test results.. My Dr. wanted to see if my percentages have changed in 4 years. For those of you who don't know I have COPD (chronic obs... Fri, 23 May 2014 22:31:32 EST MORE TO LIFE THAN BREATH ALONE... PART 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700374 Here's the last part of my experience. My professor wrote alongside a paragraph. "This is glorious." I'll be anxious to see if you agree with her. <BR> <BR> Part 4. The Last Experience <BR> <BR> The last thing I remember will stay with me forever. "Amazing Grace was being played in the background and I heard this voice distinctly talking to me. My soul was very, very peaceful. I was told " You are special. You are my child. No one can separate you from me. You are wonderful just the wa... Wed, 21 May 2014 23:36:36 EST MORE TO LIFE THAN BREATH ALONE...PART 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699557 Part 3 of More To Life Than Breath Alone. <BR> <BR> The music changed to a very definite glorious, spiritual tone. My emotions were very high. I was crying very hard. I am told my tears were real and my face was wet. I felt like I was in God's presence. As the music continued, I became very humble. Looking ahead I saw an altar and there were steps ascending to it. There were candles all around, and the music sounded like a royal march. I could hear my own footsteps as I walked toward the... Tue, 20 May 2014 22:00:04 EST MORE TO LIFE THAN BREATH ALONE... PART 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698823 Part 2 of More To Life Than Breath Alone. <BR> <BR> " Breathe, Breathe, Breathe," I said to myself. Then very loud music started to play . It sounded like some form of primitive music with the emphasis on the drums and a definite rhythm. I began to notice that I was feeling very frightened. My heart was beating very rapidly and I was also trembling. In my vision I saw myself running for my life. I soon began to feel like this was actually happening. I felt like something or someone was c... Mon, 19 May 2014 23:30:56 EST MORE TO LIFE THAN BREATH ALONE...PART 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697896 Good evening to all my Spark friends. <BR> <BR> When I was cleaning out the book shelf in the guest room I found a notebook of an old project I did in a psychology class back in 1992. We had to write a paper no shorter than 1500 words. (Don't worry, I won't put them all in one blog!) I would like to share with you this glorious experience in segments. <BR> <BR> In the 1990's a technique know as "Breath Work" or Holotropic breathing came about. Holotropic gets it's roots from the Greek ho... Sun, 18 May 2014 20:54:28 EST MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION IN CHURCH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692977 Hello everyone. Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there in Sparklville. We had a nice celebration to honor moms today. Out Pastor and his wife passed out pink carnations to those women who were the youngest Moms, the oldest Mom ( She'll be 100 in Sept.) the Mom with the most children ( one had 12 ) and then the one with the most grandchildren ( one had 30) and the most great grandchildren. It was interesting to see the numbers that were involved. <BR> <BR> On the way out we all wer... Mon, 12 May 2014 00:18:52 EST MY HONEY'S 76TH B-DAY IS TODAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692318 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23849443.jpg"> My honey on his 76th b-day today with his German Chocolate cake. I only had 2 candles, but i wouldn't have put 76 on the cake anyway. Now, if I had 76 small trombones I might consider it! (76 Trombones is a song from the musical, "The Music Man.") <BR> <BR> We celebrated it just the way he wanted to...nice and quiet with no fanfare. He cooked a steak for dinner along with potatoes and a salad. It was about 10 pm when we had a... Sun, 11 May 2014 00:03:15 EST BEFORE AND AFTER TRUCK PICTURES. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690884 Here is the original black truck. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189062700.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now here are the "new" truck pictures after it's do-over. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266414248.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559562779.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1382753571.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The color is Cinnamon Metallic. I had picked another color on Sunday but when Hal went to pick the color... Thu, 8 May 2014 21:53:48 EST GUEST ROOM PROJECT IS COMPLETED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686756 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367536292.jpg"> This is what the room looked like in the beginning of my de-cluttering. Then we proceed to <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1074784689.jpg"> Max helping by cat-napping. We move on to arranging things. <img src="http://photos- <BR> <BR> ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318678357.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l974654006.jpg"> Of course Max has to try this quilt out too. <BR> <BR> . <i... Sat, 3 May 2014 22:05:23 EST THE BLACK TRUCK WILL BECOME..READ ON TO SEE THE ANSWER !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683330 Good afternoon everyone. Today was an exciting day for me. This afternoon Arjay and I <BR> met with the auto painter/body man today and talked about different colors. We chose a Metallic Bronze. This has some red and gold in it. I didn't want plain dark brown or a gray or silver. The painter's name is Hal and he works for himself. We seem to do well with those that are self employed. Dan, our mechanic is self employed and he referred us to Hal. Dan even called and told Hal we were coming and... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:39:42 EST NEED HELP CHOOSING A NEW COLOR FOR THE TRUCK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682797 Hello again my friends. I'm asking for suggestions on choosing a color to re-paint the truck. The outside now is black and the inside is tan and brown. For some reason I thought the inside was black when I wrote it in my blog. Sapphire Blue Mica will not be the best color with the inside being tan and brown. I don't want a dark brown. I did find a truck with Sunset Orange that had some red in it too. Arjay said that may be ok. He also told me he really doesn't care what color the truck is..s... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:19:30 EST DRIVE THE MIATA? I THINK NOT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681932 Good evening friends. It's time to update you on my re-fresher course on driving a standard shift car.... The Miata. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l250704600.jpg"> <BR> Did well yesterday getting re-acquainted with the H shift pattern. Had a little trouble with reverse, but was finally able to feel it. <BR> <BR> Fast forward to today. A beautiful, warm sunny day with temps around 90 here in Fl. We took a ride to our community college parking lot figuring that would be a ... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:42:39 EST CUTE ANIMAL JOKE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680949 <BR> The Joke of The Day <BR> <BR> The animals were bored. Finally, the lion had an idea. "I know a really exciting game that the humans play called football. I've seen it on T.V." <BR> <BR> He proceeded to describe it to the rest of the animals and they all got excited about it so they decided to play. They went out to the field and chose up teams and were ready to begin. <BR> <BR> The lion's team received. They were able to get two first downs and then had to punt. The mule punted an... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:09:14 EST MORE CHANGES ARE A COMMIN'!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679587 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> For some reason I'm on this change a room kick. Next week I'm starting to de-clutter our guest room. We have a futon in there too that is now opened to a bed. After I clean the room, the futon will be back to looking like a, well, futon, couch and or sofa, whatever you care to call it. That room has 2 walls that have a very, very light green paneling and the other walls are painted a very light green. So.....yep....I found another country quilt set with pillow sham... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:17:27 EST WHO WAS JOHN COLTRANE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678326 One of my favorite saxophonists was John Coltrane. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l793807423.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is what Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, says about him. <BR> <BR> Background information <BR> <BR> Birth name John William Coltrane <BR> Also known as "Trane" <BR> Born September 23, 1926 <BR> Hamlet, North Carolina, USA <BR> Died July 17, 1967 (aged 40) <BR> Huntington, New York <BR> Genres Avant-garde jazz, hard bop, post-bop, modal jazz, fr... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:36:38 EST RE-DOING BED ROOM AND MUSIC ROOM. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676030 Hi everyone. Thanks to those who have commented on some new BR pictures. It had been 10 yrs since we updated our bedding and decided it was time to do so. All Arjay asked was that he NOT be asked to re-paint. No problem. Looked on line and found <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1239754026.jpg"> the quilt and Arjay liked the colors so I ordered it. <BR> <BR> Decided to re-do the music room too. Found curtains with song birds and music on them. <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:24:43 EST NEW .OUTFIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673102 Here's a picture of the new yellow 3 piece outfit I bought today to celebrate the house closing! <BR> <BR> <link>www.bonworth.com/ProdDisplay.aspx?St<BR>yle=35316&Color=640&Fit=P&Curcol=7619 </link> <BR> <BR> I love Bon Worth's clothes but unfortunately all 700 stores are closing in either June or Sept. I'm hoping someone else has bought the business. No one is saying at the moment. <em>198</em> As my friend said, "Where will we shop now? They have such a good selection of petites." I'... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:25:13 EST PRAISE GOD...THE HOUSE IS NO LONGER OURS !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672122 PRAISE GOD !! It's finally over. Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, inspiration and caring throughout this ordeal these past 20 months. Prayer certainly works...just not always in our time table. <BR> <BR> My brother said the bank was mailing my check out today. When I hold that check in my hands, then it truly will be over. Into the bank it'll go..but not Wells Fargo Bank! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> We are all doing a happy dance! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:00:43 EST MAYBE MONDAY IS THE LUCKY DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671587 Just had a call from my brother Robb and the closing is scheduled for some time tomorrow. Everyone wants this over with. My brother Doug will not have to be there this time. Let's pray they have all they need now from Doug and can truly move forward. All I can think is they must have it resolved or they wouldn't be scheduling it for tomorrow. I am praising and thanking God in advance. I'll let you know as soon as I know tomorrow. <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:52:21 EST NOTHING RESOLVED AS YET. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669424 So frustrating for all, but mostly for my dear brother Doug. So far 3 pieces of additional ID including his service discharge papers where he served 4 years for the government, hasn't satisfied the government even though they were on the list of acceptable items or documents. When an FHA loan is involved, all parties have to have a background check. The bank should have started this two months ago, not waited 'til the day of the signing. <BR> <BR> Only God will help us to straighten this me... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:24:08 EST