BROWNCOFIDDLER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BROWNCOFIDDLER BROWNCOFIDDLER'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/ Day 698 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546997 Just a last post to say good-bye to everyone who follows my blog. Love & hugs to all of you as we continue on with our journey to health. I'm not quitting by any means - but can't tolerate any website that instantly comes down with a heavy censorship hand without so much as contacting those who are involved. 1st Amendment violations are the way I see it. I have no quarrel with anyone here at SP. It's the site administrators and Orwellian policies that I take exception to. Not comfy with... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:53:07 EST Day 697 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546513 They say that if one part of your body is injured, your whole body feels it. Just not feeling the love tonight for SP. One of my Sparkies suffered unwarranted penalties from SP that I find very disturbing. So, since one of my SP friends has been singled out for chastisement, I'm feeling it too. It doesn't make for happy campers. <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.75 miles <BR> <BR> Apologies for a negative blog, but I'm not going to be disingenuous. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you had a wonde... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:25:02 EST Day 696 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545633 "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." <BR> <BR> Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............... <BR> <BR> Could it be said any better?? Once we make the decision to go on this SP journey and RESOLVE to make it a success.....there's no stopping us. No one can do it for us, we have the power, we're the ones who make this thing work. We're the ones who reap the rewards!! <BR> <BR> .................. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:58:56 EST Day 695 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544714 "Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded." <BR> <BR> Bishop Fulton J. Sheen <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............................ <BR> <BR> Tonight I will share with you that I was involved in a very bad, life threatening accident on 22 May 1982. I had a near death experience (NDE) after nearly bleeding out internally from my spleen, which was ripped in half. Also had 6 badly ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:34:26 EST Day 694 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543421 "I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind." <BR> <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............ <BR> <BR> I think this is so true. The simpler we make things, the better life flows along. Our SP journey is really pretty simple too.....just eat healthy foods, workout regularly and you'll feel so much better, you'll be healthier, your moods will be elevated, a total BIG win for a... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:43:17 EST Day 693 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543062 Nothing fancy today!! It's LATE!!! <BR> <BR> Spent at least 1.5 hrs. raking leaves this morning. Between my raking and DH on the leaf blower, we really got a lot done. Maybe just 1-2 more light raking sessions and that should be it for the year. Whew! Yes, I'm sore already. <BR> <BR> Did errands, some grocery shopping and did find a real good deal on black oil sunflower seeds for the birds. Picked up 2 bags. Had to do the cardio walking late....after all of the other stuff was do... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:07:22 EST Day 692 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542258 "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." <BR> <BR> Thomas A. Edison <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.................. <BR> <BR> Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) says the old adage "Work smart, not hard" is just about the worst advice anyone could give a person. Mike says.....'Work smart AND hard". In other words, yes, give it everything you've got - go the extra mile - stay late - get there early - work HARD - give it 110... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:58:52 EST Day 691 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541461 "Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject." <BR> <BR> Thomas Mann <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................... <BR> <BR> Isn't that the truth!! When I first started this SP journey I had to really learn to get myself together, ORGANIZE - simplify (back to basics) my food choices, plan my day, prioritize and FOCUS. Once you get into the groove of healthy eating and workouts it begins to feel natural, like it was meant to be ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:09:46 EST Day 690 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540574 "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." <BR> <BR> Mother Theresa <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>........................ <BR> <BR> Tonight I wanted to spread the love, sending it out there to my SP friends who are getting hit very hard by these dire times we're living in. Some have lost jobs, some have health challenges, some have overwhelming stress. We're here to help & support each other in good times and when life ... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:26:42 EST Day 689 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539623 So happy to report that we did not get any ice!! Only a dusting of snow and some gusty winds. The roads were fine for my a.m. bus route. Always a good thing. <BR> <BR> It was another one of those really busy days - but it was very good. Got the pile of clutter cleaned up that had been sitting on the roll top desk for way too long. Nice to be able to actually see the wood on the desk again!!! It always feels good to get things organized. <BR> <BR> It's late, so not much time to wri... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:23:28 EST Day 688 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538657 "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory." <BR> <BR> General George S. Patton <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.............. <BR> <BR> This Veteran's Day a bit of wisdom from my favorite General, warts and all. He was a brilliant warrior and strategist. How he'd dislike living in our politically correct world now!! Oh my! But.....this quote of his is also a great mantra for our SP journey. We DO have to accept each and every one of ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:45:44 EST Day 687 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537741 "Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." <BR> <BR> Dorothy Thompson <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............ <BR> <BR> Just a hunch, but I do think that before we begin our SP journey we have a tendency to hide a little bit. Maybe having the tendency more to sit on the bench of life, rather than actively participating in it. Part of the reason might be fear. Fear of not being able to physically participate, fear of being fully seen. A lot can b... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:28:57 EST Day 686 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536894 "Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you." <BR> <BR> Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>........ <BR> <BR> Sometimes this can be a tall order!! At times I find myself wishing that the oldest DS could do his chosen career within the Continental US!!! He's been abroad for over 3 years now. I'd never tell him what to do and am glad he enjoys what he'... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:59:18 EST Day 685 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536192 "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." <BR> <BR> Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.................. <BR> <BR> We'll look at the literal meaning of this quote as it applies to SP. Really is true isn't it!!! We've just got to keep pushing, keep climbing, keep challenging ourselves to be the best we can be. It pays off in spades too!! Small price to pay for feeling this GOOD!! <BR> <BR> .................... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 22:55:03 EST Day 684 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535282 This doesn't happen very often but it's definitely the case today.....I'm just too tired to write anything!!!!!!!! I'm headed for a good night's rest. <BR> <BR> Mileage: 8.80 miles <BR> <BR> Hope your Thursday was fantastic!! God bless!!!!! <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:03:51 EST Day 683 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534359 "A nation that is afraid to let it's people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of it's people." <BR> <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................ <BR> <BR> A 'fear' quote. Had no notion of posting this one, but it's so provocative and eerily familiar in these times that it grabbed me. Wanted to find a 'fear' quote thinking of the fear of failure that we can so easily sometimes harbor. Fear of failing ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 22:36:08 EST Day 682 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533297 Very glad the permanent crown is in place and that's all done! Just after the first of the year I'm going to get another molar done. Two more to go and the crowns will all be done. <BR> <BR> Took the whole day off b/c I can't drive the bus after having had nitrous. It was pretty nice getting the rest of the day to myself! A little 'me' time is always good. Jetta & I headed out on the hiking trail and went way back to the mountain bike trail. She got to go swimming in a nice little po... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:54:53 EST Day 681 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532448 Too late to write much tonight! Did have a great day though. Tomorrow will go to the dentist so they can remove the temp crown and put the permanent one in place. Will be glad when that's done. The temp crown is chipping away and is breaking!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.26 miles <BR> ST: core; upper body <BR> <BR> Hope your Monday was wonderful!! <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 22:48:51 EST Day 680 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531399 "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." <BR> <BR> Soren Kierkegaard <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.......... <BR> <BR> OK, so in '02 I lost 55# on my own....no plan, no tracking, just walking & ST, intake reduction. So proud of myself for doing it, but then.....with no plan, no tracking, no idea how to do MAINTENANCE....well it came right back on. What a hard lesson to learn. Arrrggghhh.... Oh yes, I certainly understand this look... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:29:53 EST Day 679 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530471 "Nothing can stop the man with he right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." <BR> <BR> Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............. <BR> <BR> I always marvel with wonder at the brilliance and wisdom of our Founders. They were so wise, so intelligent and so right. This Jefferson quote is true. With simple determination and the right attitude we can definitely achieve our goals a... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:40:36 EST Day 678 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529645 One of my Spark buddies said she was SO glad it was Friday - end of the week - and was really looking forward to the weekend. Ditto for me! TGIF. <BR> <BR> Had a great day. DH brought home turkey sandwiches from Subway for lunch, so that was a real treat. Got a bunch of stuff done here at home and will continue on with the cleaning tomorrow too. It's nice to get things crossed off the list. <BR> <BR> Today was All Saint's Day - went to Mass this morning right after my bus route. N... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 22:38:48 EST Day 677 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528732 Happy Halloween!!!!!!! <em>431</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> We're getting very bad storms right now. Tornado warnings are out. Power is flickering, so I'll wrap this up FAST!!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.28 miles <BR> ST: core; lower body <BR> <BR> Had a great day!! No interruptions, full steam ahead!! <BR> <BR> Hope your Halloween Thursday was a treat!!!!!!!! <em>213</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:16:22 EST Day 677 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528731 Happy Halloween!!!!!!! <em>431</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> We're getting very bad storms right now. Tornado warnings are out. Power is flickering, so I'll wrap this up FAST!!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.28 miles <BR> ST: core; lower body <BR> <BR> Had a great day!! No interruptions, full steam ahead!! <BR> <BR> Hope your Halloween Thursday was a treat!!!!!!!! <em>213</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:16:22 EST Day 676 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527811 "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." <BR> <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> ........................................<BR>................. <BR> <BR> I think there is beauty and wonder in nearly everything nature has to provide. Here's to each of us having the time and appreciation to enjoy it as much as we can. <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.................. <BR> <BR> Mileage: 7.10 miles <BR> <BR> It was a day o... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:09:59 EST Day 675 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526905 "Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show it's face and smile back at you." <BR> <BR> Anna Lee <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.................... <BR> <BR> Smiles can work wonders!! Just makes a person feel good when a stranger gives out a kindly smile. Lifts their spirits and ours too. We need to give away as many of them as we can. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> ........................................<... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:27:45 EST Day 674 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525999 Not whining, just stating fact here.....I'm SOOOOO sore from my work in the woodpile yesterday I can barely move my arms!!!!!! I'd love to stay a while and chat, but I really, really need a good soak in a hot tub and a good rest to get some restoration going. Know I'll be better tomorrow, but for right now, I have to call it a day. I listen to my body!!!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 7.25 miles <BR> <BR> Hope your Monday was marvelous!!!!!! <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:01:30 EST Day 673 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525018 "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." <BR> <BR> Anne Frank <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.............. <BR> <BR> If this beautiful young girl can make a statement from her heart, such as this, in her particular circumstances during WWII....then I had better seriously examine my conscience every time unkindly thoughts creep into my head. This is a reality check, to be so very thankful for all of our blessings and for our freedoms in ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:15:15 EST Day 672 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524245 "Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." <BR> <BR> Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>........................ <BR> <BR> Yesterday the thought was of forgiveness, today it's love. Loving ourselves first, so that we will be capable of loving others. <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>........................ <BR> <BR> Had a great day. It was really busy. Did the grocery shopping, made it ... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:39:08 EST Day 671 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523526 "When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future." <BR> <BR> Bernard Meltzer <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................ <BR> <BR> Forgiving ourselves, that is..... Forgiving ourselves when we make eating mistakes, when once in a while our willpower fails us, when we didn't get in the workout we planned, when the motivation escaped us. When we forgive ourselves for those bumps in the road we know we have the opportunity to l... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:42:33 EST Day 670 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522698 Around 3:00 pm I began to feel a little better and I kept feeling better throughout the afternoon and evening. So much so that I was able to do the cardio walking & ST this evening. I am going to drive the bus in the morning too. So happy to be feeling better!! It the first time I've been sick in 670 days since I started SP. Seemed that I'm getting over it pretty quickly, all things considered. Whew! <BR> <BR> Need to get some rest for tomorrow so the recovery can continue. <BR> <... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:28:15 EST Day 669 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521775 Not well at all. Going back to bed. <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everybody had a great day!! <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:26:19 EST Day 668 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520751 Not much to report today. I guess the previous 3 days were the build up to a whopper of a respiratory condition. I drove the morning bus route, but told my boss afterwords that I couldn't drive the rest of the day. Went home sick. Not driving tomorrow either. The little kids were asking me if I was OK. When that happens you know you shouldn't be driving. So much sneezing, coughing and nose blowing that they didn't know what to think! <BR> <BR> Hope all of you are feeling great & ha... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:44:03 EST Day 667 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519793 OK.....SP needs to know that they can't teach an old dog THAT many new tricks in one day!! Eventually I'll find my way around and get used to all of the changes, but wow, they TOTALLY changed things up. I feel like a navigation page might be in order for a little while to give us a leg up on finding our way around. I never did find Spark Radio, aside from spot on the tracking page. Don't understand how bonus spins work now, or if they just did away with it. I'll get used to it after a w... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:42:13 EST Day 666 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518883 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> 20 points on the bonus spin!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.30 <BR> ST: core; upper body <BR> <BR> Had a great day, but am coming down with some kind of respiratory yuck. I'm sure I'll get over it a lot faster now that the immune system is working so well - but do have a cough. It didn't keep me down - we went out on the hiking trail and went way back to the mountain bike trail in B.C. State Park. It was a beautiful day and an invigorating hike. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:13:04 EST Day 665- M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518103 <BR> <BR> Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste ..... <BR> <BR> We could all use these words of encouragement now and then. <BR> <BR> Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. <BR> <BR> Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? <BR> <BR> Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? <BR> <BR> Did you know the ones who take care of others all... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:52:24 EST Day 664 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517376 "Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." <BR> <BR> Saadi <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................. <BR> <BR> One of my best motivators to be diligent in ST workouts is the memory of being so sore when I first began them that I literally felt sick in the following 24-48 hrs. But, with patience and persistence that sharp soreness went away and now it no longer hurts (too much) to do ST regularly. To say that it's 'easy' now is quite... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:44:45 EST Day 663 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516534 "If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals." <BR> <BR> Lou Holtz <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............... <BR> <BR> And isn't that what SP is all about??? Goal setting! Coach Holtz is a very wise, intelligent man and we can trust that what he says is true. The good news is that not a single one of us should ever be bored, as there are ALWAYS new goals for us to achieve!! <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:11:36 EST Day 662 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515638 New day, same story!!! It's really late again and must get some rest. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow should be better time-wise and hopefully things will simmer down a little. <BR> <BR> Did have a great day and hope all of you did too!! <BR> <BR> 'Til tomorrow....... <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:25:37 EST Day 661 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514708 Very short on time!! Must call it a day & get some rest. <BR> <BR> Had a great day though!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 8.20 miles <BR> <BR> Hope your day was fabulous!! <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:47:54 EST Day 660 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513718 "What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." <BR> <BR> Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................................ <BR> <BR> There it is. In order to be successful with our lifestyle changes it all has to begin with our thoughts, our determination. The power of positive thinking. Personally, beginning the SP journey nearly 2 years ago was nearly all thought based. I had to be ready ... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:00:33 EST Day 659 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512730 Sometimes I'm so oblivious to things that happen in life. I'm so busy doing gobs of stuff that dates and anniversaries get past me. I had some goodies from Sparkies in the Maintenance group telling me that today is my 1 yr. Maintenance Anniversary with SP!!!!! Well, I'm glad they told me about it - so now I have one more thing to be thankful for!! This is GREAT!! I really had NO idea that it was the 1 yr. Anniv. in Maintenance. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway.... Took the little gr... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:58:42 EST Day 658 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511874 Grandsons are here. It's bath time. Only have a minute. We're having a great time!! They were only a little bit homesick. Did a lot of fun things with them today. Tomorrow all will be back to the regular routine. <BR> <BR> Hope your day was perfect!! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:02:05 EST Day 656 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510267 Too late to write much but..... <BR> <BR> It went exceptionally well at the dentist's office. No biggie. The previous 5 crowns were much more difficult. Today was my lucky day!! Still in all, I'm glad it's over. The next appointment in 3 weeks to set the permanent gold crown will be super easy compared to today. I'm always thinking if some bad guy saw those 6 gold crowns he might want to do me in!!!! <BR> <BR> Cleaned the whole house top to bottom. Lost the whole morning to the den... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:40:34 EST Day 655 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509369 "If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one." <BR> <BR> Cavett Robert <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............. <BR> <BR> Seems he's talking about death, but.....I think it also relates to how we feel if we have a day when we 'miss' our routine workouts. I feel SO much better when I workout and know that the few times I've missed are altogether evident to me. Any day with workouts is a good day! <BR> <BR> ................................... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:19:57 EST Day 654 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508403 Lit the first fire of the season in the woodstove tonight. It feels pretty good. Takes all of the dampness out of the house. But it does make you feel all comfy and tired at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> It was a super busy day. The last two days have been like that. No time for anything. Am SO looking forward to 'Fall Break' next week. It'll be such a luxury to have a whole 10 days OFF!!! I need it! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.01 miles <BR> <BR> Hope your day was just pea... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:05:32 EST Day 653 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507437 Day 652 - M .................. Missed the blog - lost internet service due to lots of rain. <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................... <BR> <BR> First time for everything!!! Login Spin: 25 POINTS!!!!!!!!!! Bonus Spin: 25 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Must be my very LUCKY day!!! Well, it really was a very good day!! Jetta & I got to hike all the way back to the mountain bike trail through the woods. Never saw a soul. So quiet and peaceful. Worked ... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 22:16:59 EST Day 651 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505582 What a great day!! Headed for Indy @ 7:45 am this morning to go see our grandson's final soccer game. He just turned 5, so it was a bunch of little kids. All of them SO cute!! DS was one of the coaches - so it was really neat to see him coaching the little guys & gals. You had to see it - there was one little girl who put a tu-tu on over her soccer uniform. What a hoot that was!! Got such a kick out it. Any day that we get to see the 3 little grandsons and DS is a very, very good day!... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:56:49 EST Day 650 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504787 "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." <BR> <BR> Henry Ford <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................................ <BR> <BR> Anyone who has attained the age of majority knows the truth of these words!! <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>................................ <BR> <BR> 25 points on the bonus spin!!!!!! <e... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:19:42 EST Day 649 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503869 "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance." <BR> <BR> Coach John Wooden <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............................... <BR> <BR> My favorite basketball coach for all time. A very wise man with impeccable character. <BR> <BR> ................................. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 21:42:15 EST Day 648 - M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502968 "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." <BR> <BR> Phyllis Diller <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>............................... <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a day full of smiles & joy. <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>.............................. <BR> <BR> Mileage: 9.56 miles <BR> ST: core; lower body <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>102</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 22:20:55 EST