BUSYGRANNY5's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUSYGRANNY5 BUSYGRANNY5'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/ Mahatma Gandhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206908 Shared before but.... <BR> <BR> "Be the change you want to see in the world."-Mahatma Gandhi (So true!!!) <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:18:59 EST Rulon G. Craven quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206348 Rulon G. Craven <BR> Temptation is like a magnetic force which holds a metal object in its power. It loses its magnetic force and power when you turn away from it. So we must turn away from temptation; then it will lose its power. <BR> <BR> So true in so many areas of our daily lives... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:19:38 EST Nice little reminder quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205772 Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.-Elizabeth Gilbert <BR> <BR> Love this one! So many times we say, "I wish" and wait; when we should go out and make it happen! Making our wishes into reality, now that's something! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:32:18 EST Einstein thought of the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205252 We cannot solve our problems with the same THINKING we used when we CREATED them.-Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> So true!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:56:56 EST Happy Friday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204837 Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday! It is going to be a HOT and HUMID one here! Heat advisories and safety alerts for our entire area! <BR> <BR> Remember what ever you do today, be your best!!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:59:24 EST Spark Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204576 Thought for the day: No one is impressed with how good your excuses are. - Spark People <BR> <BR> This is great!!! I must admit, I have been guilty of making excuses regarding exercise.... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:24:50 EST Key to success... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203988 To succeed we must first believe that we can.- Michael Korda <BR> <BR> <BR> So true... when we don't believe in ourselves, we ultimately fail!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:09:30 EST Confucius http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203419 " It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."-Confucius <BR> <BR> <BR> Amen and Amen!!! <BR> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:09:33 EST Feeling STRONGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202824 I'm really pushing myself to continue on path to be the healthiest version of myself that I can possibly be... My food and beverage choices are great at least 90-95% of the time!! <em>211</em> I'm doing either strength or core training daily, in addition to my cardio, which includes walking, jogging, and biking!! I am proud of the progress I am making, while being a little disappointed that I CHOSE to slip back into the bad habits that I spent so much time breaking... BUT I refuse to ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:26:50 EST The weekend and GRANDS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202284 We had a wonderful time with Layton in St. Louis and Six Flags!! All three of us were totally worn out when we got home last night, as we arrived at the park when they opened and leaving at 7:30, but it was worth it! We had a low key day.... ending with a trip to the movies to see Finding Dory before he went home tonight! We are so blessed with all six of our GRANDS and for that I am very thankful! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed week!! Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:57:07 EST Six Flags Here We Come... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201406 Drove to St.Louis last night with Tony and Layton so we could be here bright at early for Six Flags! Layton had fun swimming in the indoor motel pool last night, way to crowded for this grandma! He and Poppa are down swimming this AM , I'm heading to the workout room to get a little limber BEFORE the park! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:25:23 EST A little challenge- to get me moving.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200821 So I signed up for a 21 day (free) Fitness Challenge and am really enjoying it!!! This morning I headed to the park early to get a little jog in, it was tough today... as this is day four and my knees were SCREAMING-- but with the help of some tunes by: Adele, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Maggie Thorn, Rebekah Northern, and a final push from Bob Seger's "Against the Wind" I was able to get 40 minutes in! My goal is to better my time and or distance daily... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! <... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:58:56 EST Peace by Ralph W. Trine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200509 Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul.- Ralph W. Trine <BR> <BR> What a great reminder today; as I reflect on some of the recent turmoil and tragedies in our country this brings me comfort! As I am reminded that MY peace is found within my soul! The source of MY peace JESUS!!! Amen!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:01:04 EST John F. Kennedy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199759 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> I'm not sure how President Kennedy would respond to the current situation in this wonderful nation of ours, but I'd like to think he would not only address it but handle it in a way that ALL Americans could be proud! <BR> <BR> Prayers for this nation of ours! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:25:52 EST A little jog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199204 Just finished a 20 minute jog... whewwweeee...can you say... hum-id-i--teeeeee....! Felt good to do a little jogging! I am a huge fan of walking, but today just felt like doing a little more... was able to get twenty minutes of jogging in without stopping... not flat out running... just a little jog... only a mile and a half... but felt good to ME! <BR> <BR> Now back to work on school projects... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:25:11 EST Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198958 Today was a nice quiet day which gave me the perfect opportunity to get some school planning done! I've been working on Growth Mindsets, which I think will greatly benefit my students while helping to keep positive thoughts and outcomes in their daily work and activities! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 11 Jul 2016 23:17:25 EST Simple quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198042 <BR> Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:43:29 EST Last full day in KC!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197274 Today was our last full day in KC with our daughter and all four grands, so we had a low key morning, before heading out to Chick Fil A for lunch, followed by a trip to Lemon Tree Yogurt... oh my goodness wonderful yogurt, then a trip to the local park where they have a 100% free fountain system for kids to play in! The kids had a BLAST and really enjoyed playing with all the other kids who showed up!!! Then it was back home for the evening... which included pizza and movie night! (It w... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 23:53:57 EST Great Thursday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196750 We had a great day with the four GRANDS who are with us in Liberty! We visited Crown Center.... with the highlight being Lego Land!! This evening we watched Bryson (9) win his final game of the ball season! Followed by a late supper at Red Robin!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a blessed day, too! Fri, 8 Jul 2016 00:34:35 EST On the road again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195728 On the road again, Just can't wait to get on the road again! <BR> <BR> We're off again! Have a great day friends! Looking forward to spending time with our daughter her family and two of our son's little ones! <BR> <BR> Blessings! <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:34:25 EST Home Again, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195485 We made it home!! YEAH!! However it's going to be a short stay... need to do some laundry, and repack, while hubby does some mowing... tomorrow we're heading to KC to spend time with our daughter and her family, she as Bryson (9) and Jillian (6) and is also taking care of two of our other GRANDS while their parents are on a cruise!!!! Bennett (almost 8) and Anderson (4) ! We're excited to spend time with 4 of our 6 GRANDS!!! We're staying through Saturday afternoon and will bring Bennet... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 21:07:31 EST Heading to Lynchburg, TN for the day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194565 We are up and out the door this AM making the hour and half drive to Lynchburg, TN to visit the Jack Daniels Distillery! It's been thirty years since our last visit!!! After our tour we will tour historic Lynchburg, including the Lynchburg Cake and Candy Company, run by an elderly gentleman who they say makes his candy and baked goods using his mother's recipes!! <BR> <BR> Tonight we're heading back downtown Nashville for their BIG 4th of July show with headliner Sheryl Crow, a Missouri na... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:48:34 EST Heading OUT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194035 Our plans today include a visit to the Parthenon of the South, Cooter's Museum (Dukes of Hazard), Fontanel, (Former home of Barbara Mandrell), as well as one of the oldest breweries in Nashville!! Oh yes, the HUGE outlet mall!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!! <BR> Sun, 3 Jul 2016 10:30:18 EST Nashville Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193775 Oh my goodness, so much to see and do in Nashville!! We were out the door by 9:30 this morning, came back to rest for a bit about an hour ago and already have 9.35 miles logged!!! <BR> <BR> Whewwwwww,,,,,,,,,, <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!! Sat, 2 Jul 2016 20:25:11 EST Nashville, TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193351 My hubby and I arrived in Nashville this evening, where we will be taking in the sights and sounds and celebrating Independence Day! It's going to be a wonderful weekend! Tomorrow we're taking a music tour before touring a few other places of interest! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sat, 2 Jul 2016 00:32:49 EST Annie Dillard quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192345 "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." -Annie Dillard <BR> <BR> Rather we like it or not this is the truth.... so we much choose wisely how we spend our lives! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:33:18 EST Beautiful Weather today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191803 We have been blessed with wonderful weather today.... not too hot or too cold... lower humidity... mid 80's... beautiful!! A blessed reprieve from the high temperatures and humidity that we've been experiencing! Of course, our normal will return very soon, so I am going back and enjoy what we've been blessed with today! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:35:56 EST Robert D. Hales on education http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191060 Education prepares you for better employment opportunities. It puts you in a better position to serve and to bless those around you. It will set you on a path of lifelong learning. It will strengthen you to fight against ignorance and error. -Robert D. Hales <BR> <BR> Education is so important for each of us, but let us be clear education does not only take place in the confines of a classroom, education at its best is the deep desire within humans to know more, to never stop questioning, to... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:14:20 EST Finding time or making time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190430 You will never find time for anything. You must make it.- Charles Burton <BR> <BR> This quote spoke to me when I read it as I often find myself saying things like "I don't have" but in reflection I ask myself am I making the best possible choices for how I use my time? Obviously there are obligations and commitments, such as my "job" that I have to make time for, but that's not what I believe this quote is saying to me.... Instead I believe it means... how I use my other time... Do I choose... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:09:46 EST On being ourselves... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189920 "We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be."-Mary Sarton <BR> <BR> In today's world of "cookie cutter" personalities and people it is even more important to strive to be who we really are which sometimes means we must fight conformity! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:32:34 EST Saturday fun day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189697 We had a great time at the water park with Layton today, but boy was it busy, today! I guess lots of people had the same idea when it came to how to stay cool today!! The park ended up closing a couple of hours early due to thunder and lightning... so we visited a fast food restaurant with an indoor play area.... and were very happy when we noticed the weather had completely passed us...allowing us to head to a park and spend a couple of hours playing before heading home! <BR> <BR> Bless... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:26:58 EST Friday and to do list!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188811 My to do list today included trimming the trees in our yard! I was outdoors by a bit after 6:00 hard at it!!! I must say being outside so early was wonderful, as the heat index and temperature was LOW!!! I managed to get all the trees trimmed and limbs hauled to the burn pile before 8:00!! Whewwwww.... hard work...but so gratifying!!! Also got the sidewalks/deck and ramps swept.. hubby mowed last night and grass was everywhere.... <BR> <BR> Had my shower and ready to handle the next ta... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:56:25 EST Suzanne Weyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188115 "Your life is an occasion. Rise to it."-Suzanne Weyn <BR> <BR> What a great way to look at life!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:44:39 EST Ella Fitzgerald quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187449 "Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." -Ella Fitzgerald <BR> <BR> Amen and amen!! <BR> <BR> Blessings!! Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:52:18 EST Mahatma Gandhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186811 "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> I like this little reminder.... we should never take tomorrow for granted, nor should we ever cease learning!!! :) <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:16:52 EST Life's Challenges... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186181 Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. - Bernice Johnson Reagon <BR> <BR> Love this one!!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:43:41 EST Joyce Meyer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185688 Don’t let your trouble separate you from the love of God. More than anything else in your life, you need to know that you are loved. Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Father's Day!!! Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:41:42 EST Beautiful Saturday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185118 Our weather is absolutely gorgeous today!! We were up early taking care of some yard work and household duties, but are getting ready to load up and head out for the day! <BR> <BR> Whatever your day involves make it a great one!! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:39:07 EST Joel Osteen... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184530 We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment. There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. - Joel Osteen <BR> <BR> Sad but true!! Life is not guaranteed... so we must try to make the best of each and every day! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:15:32 EST Letting go reminder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183878 <BR> "You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.-C Joy Bell C. <BR> <BR> <BR> A great little reminder for WHATEVER or WHOMEVER is weighing you down today! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:24:30 EST Mahatma Gandhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183374 The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Often we must CHOOSE to be strong! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:09:20 EST Toxic People... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182848 TOXIC PEOPLE!!!! <BR> You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn't matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and "continues" to treat you in a harmful ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:22:45 EST Goldie Hawn quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181989 Everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you're here?- Goldie Hawn <BR> <BR> Amen and Amen!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:22:13 EST A little quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181406 A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. Elbert Hubbard <BR> <BR> When what lies ahead seems overwhelming this simple quote may help! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:03:12 EST Saturday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180788 Good Saturday Morning! <BR> <BR> Started the day with a little walk, followed by some light housework, doing a little sparking before heading out to get one of our grandsons for the weekend! We're planning on going to the RV show in a nearby town, but that will depend on what he wants to do, too! :) Whatever we do I know it will be great as we always manage to have a good time!! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:27:43 EST Feeling successful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180301 Happy to say I am continuing to see progress with my renewed dedication to eating healthy and and exercising!!! Feeling great and motivated! <BR> <BR> Off to Paducah tonight to watch one my students and his little sister race their Junior Sprint cars....ought to be a fun night! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day and blessed day! <BR> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:49:03 EST Important... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179540 "If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse."- Frank Banks <BR> <BR> So much truth in this line... we may try to deny this... but deep down in side more times than not it's the truth! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:10:49 EST In the news... :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178946 "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr <BR> <BR> Some of the current stories in the news greatly disturb me; which reminded me of this quote by Dr. King!! It is time our country take a prayerful look at what's going on and work together to correct the issues that are slowly but surely dividing our wonderful country! It all begins with US... You and Me!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 10:36:32 EST Happy Tuesday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178139 The sun is shining,the birds are chirping and I'm enjoying my second cup of coffee while listening to/watching Fixer Upper and Sparking! Great start to a Tuesday!! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:19:32 EST Off to school... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177510 I'm finished teaching summer school, but have to head to school to work on getting my room packed up... the problem is after today I can only work in the mornings, as another teacher will be using my room in the afternoon for summer school, through the 14th!!! (They're on a field trip today, so I have use of my room all day!!) <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:30:25 EST