CAMEY13's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CAMEY13 CAMEY13'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/ It is working for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674886 Small plates with food on it makes it look like you have a lot of food. Eating less and exercise is the key to loosing. Watching the scale go down is the prize and getting rid of medication and becoming healthy is the rewards. We all know it is hard, but nothing good is easy to get. <BR> If you want it you need to suffer through the bad times and tell yourself this is going to be your lifestyle for the rest of your life, that is if you want to continue living on this earth. What is the sense ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:11:43 EST You can do it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674131 Anyone can lose weight, even though it is hard to do. You have to want to lose. Nobody can make you want to, you have to want it yourself. Loosing weight can be easy, so stop making it hard for yourself. First you need to start to scale down what you eat. You can not do it in a day it takes about two weeks. If you have been eating two hamburgers try scaling down to one, the first week. The second week cut it in half and add more veggies. By cutting your meals in half, to smaller amounts, in a... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:19:44 EST A sure way to lose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616842 We all want to do it but we can't get motivated. Why? What is your reason you can't get started? Exercise is hard to do when you know you have to do it, but if you can make a game out of it, then it will be easy. Start out slow, do 5 min for a week, and then graduated to l0, and before by the end of the month you will be doing 20 min. See how easy that was. Now, you need to expand another 20 min for the next month, just 5 min a week extra and then you will find you are doing 40 min without a ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:27:37 EST Take a min and say a pray for cancer patients. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605551 Those of us who never had cancer hit us will never know what we go through. Some of us make it and others don't. As we age we find our friends and some of our family are getting hit with this terrible disease. We hear about not using soy because it can cause cancer and many other substances, but we still continue to use them. We thank our friends who prayed for us and helped us through this moment of terror. But what about others who have nobody to pray for them? People who have to go through... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:54:46 EST Who says yu can't eat what you want? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604498 A deck of cards for protein may not seem a lot, but after two weeks, it will seem like too much to eat, especially, if you fill your plate with veggies. You can eat anything as long as you keep it small. That is what a lifestyle is, something you can live with. By eating smaller portions you are not deprived of food you want to eat. Today, I had oatmeal, 3 walnuts broken up in it. Then had a rice krispie bar. <BR> <BR> Lunch was a salad, some semi fried onions and mushrooms in pam, and som... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:46:56 EST Prove me wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604487 Ok today is a new day, so how are you going to start it? Are you going to start it with excuses? Oh no....I heard that one before. "I am too tired and I need to relax." Or is it I'm stressed from work and I need something sweet?" If you think we don't know you are trying to get out of losing weight, we do. Enough of that stuff "I'm trying." Well, you are not trying hard enough. Try harder. "But it is so hard and I am so tired." Of course, it is hard, nothing you want is going to come easy. Do... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:28:05 EST Treat it as a job. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604203 You hate exercising? Who doesn't, but if you treat it as a job you have to go to and do it everyday, you get used to it. You know when you are working you have to get up and go regardless if you like to or not, so why not do the same with the exercise. First thing in the morning, once awake, no coffee yet, I get the weights out of the way. I do more than one exercise of 40 to each count. Then I will go have some breakfast and come back and do 40 min on my sit down bike and do the other 40 a ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:35:41 EST Time to stop making excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582859 Losing weight is a challenge. It is like climbing a mountain, some make it, others fall down. <BR> Some will get up and try again and again, while others will just give up. Why is it we don't have the strength to follow through, once we start something? Why do we give up when we fall? If you want something bad enough then you should go for it. Losing weight is beneficial to your health. There are certain medications you can stop once you lose weight. You are not carrying around that load in y... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:09:59 EST Snow I hate it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575914 Snow, I hate it. It is coming again Thursday night into Friday, a Northeaster. We just go rid of the snow with all the rain last night and here we go again with more coming. And it is only January in two more days,which means we have to still go through Feb and March. If the snow isn't enough we have the cold teen to deal with. I am not one for cold weather, hate it. <BR> <BR> Where is that globell warming? I thought we were going to get it. They are always talking about it. Has anyone see i... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:37:28 EST It is that time again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574501 It is that time of the year again. All the rushing to get gifts, decorate and clean the house, start cooking in advance to get caught up, And where does it get us, tired and cranky after we have finished. Tired because of all the parties we have attended and cranky because it is all over until next year. <BR> <BR> And what does next year bring, a year older. Sure if is fine for those of you who are young and can't wait to get old. You will be sorry. LOL If is fine if you like free gifts like... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:44:31 EST Spring is just around the cornor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567117 Cheer up, spring is just 3 months away, around the cornor. One morning you will wake up and it will be here. The snow will be gone and the grass will turn green and leaves will start to bloom on trees and bushes. Oh what a wonderful sight to see and the warm air, instead of the cold chil. <BR> <BR> Winter wonderland for some people is great, but let them keep it on the grass and not in the street. I don't want to have to slide when I drive. I don't want to have to slip and fall. I want the ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:15:35 EST When did it happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567115 80, come on, you're kidding me. When the heck did I turn 80? You just got to be wrong. Ok so I got some wrinkles, my skin gets chapped and my neck is sagging, but I am not. So I walk a little lopsidded, and have to hold on sometimes, and your telling me because I am 80, an old lady. Ya, I know some days I don't have any pep, but so do the younger ones. So what does that prove?' <BR> <BR> I don't remember turning 80. What? You say I will be 8l in 6 months. You got to be kidding. <BR> I want t... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:09:49 EST Two choices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566641 Does anyone know where willpower lives? I have been trying to find him before the xmas parties this week. Seems he is visiting everyone lately and I haven't had my turn yet. <BR> Maybe I should tie my hands back of me so I will not tackle the sweets, but then how can I eat. Oh well, a good friend can spoon feed me. How do I get through this? All those delicious sweets starting at me saying, dare you to eat me. Not that I take dares but in this care I wouldn't mind doing it. But what would I ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:59:50 EST What happened with all this snow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566637 Someone prayed for a White Xmas and we got it. They can stop praying now because we have enough snow. LOL The grass is white, and the streets are slippery. Kind of hard trying to walk a dog, who doesn't like the ice on the paws. Tires do not like to drive the car on icy roads. The only people who love this stuff is the mountains, where people ski, so let the rest of the snow go there. <BR> <BR> And what is it with the cold weather, the weather man said we were going to have a mild winter. I ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:51:34 EST Nothing to fear by fear its'self. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566634 Why is it people are afraid of having a colonosophy. There is nothing to fear but fear its'self. <BR> The doc says you need to have one after a certain age, but you are afraid and tell him no. <BR> Well, I can agree with you there as I did the same, until my gyn found blood in the bowl and I had to go for one. I was fortunate and had a plop but it was not cancer. So because of family history of cancer in the bowl in both sides, I am at risk and have to go every 4 years. <BR> <BR> My first on... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:42:26 EST Lucky Grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542898 I am fortunate to have grandkids that love their grandmother so much they will come down and clean for her. Of course, grandma gives them some money. But it is so nice to ask and have them not refuse. What a nice feeling to see the house cleaned, after they finish. Today, my gs helped dh with the leaves and then he came in and did some stuff for me. Then we baked muffins and cookies, which I had him take home. I have enough tempting stuff here as it is. It was a beautiful day. Last night we p... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:05:42 EST What does it take to hold a marriage together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538528 What does it take to hold a marriage together, a question many have asked themselves? <BR> Is it a lot of give and take? Is it keeping your mouth quiet when you want to lash out at the person you married? Remember, those words can not be taken back once said. So how do you keep a marriage going for many years? Is it love? Do you love the person so much you will do anything they want? Maybe some marriages but not all. Marriages do not work that way in real life, maybe in a fiction love story, ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:03:51 EST Life holds nothing but mystries. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538524 Winter is coming and bringing snow. Some of us are fortunate to run to Florida, others have to stay and face the torture of shoveling, heating costs, falling, depression, worrying if they can pay heir bills. When we are born we never know what life is going to lead us into. We grow up in a family, some of us happy, others sad, but we grow up and make a life for ourselves. The life we make can always be changed, if we make bad mistakes. Some of us will spend money as we get it and others will ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:52:53 EST You have to be a sport fan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531241 What a thrill to live in Mass and have the Red Sox win the World Series? You have to be a sox fan to appreciate it. The parade was great but I think they should have done more or a party,had a band, dancing, lots of fun. Now,soon it will be forgotten and they will try again for next year but maybe not with all the same players, so who knows if they will win again. <BR> <BR> Now, we go on to football and God help us if we open our mouth while the Patroits are playing. LOL <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:43:57 EST Will there be no church someday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531237 With priest disappearing, and older ones retiring, the churchs are combining into one, with one pastor going between two. We are losing our pastor, who has been there for 25 years. <BR> He turns 75 in April and his health is not as good as it used to be, but he retires Jan lst. I imagine there will be a retirement party for him and many tears. He was a great pastor and he will be missed. <BR> <BR> Will there be no church someday? Makes you wonder the way things are going? Maybe we will be wa... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:40:44 EST Things to remember to do buying a house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531233 When buying a house some people forget to check to make sure the land is clear,by this I mean the title does not have unpaid bill on it. Second, if I were to buy another house, which I am not, at this age, I would, after having the termite problem causing me to reconstruct parts of the walls of the house, I would have Terminix come in and check the land around the house to make sure there were no termites. Do we ever think of this? No, of course not. Why would we? Who had termites on their la... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:36:27 EST The fear grandparents and parents have these days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522452 I worry like a lot of grandparents and parents do about the shooting in schools. It is getting scary where you have to watch your child and hope he/she makes it home from school safe. <BR> You have to worry about a child being left on a bus and wondering who will come for him. <BR> What is being done about it? The school locks the doors, yet, they still manage to get in. <BR> Kids walk home from school have someone follow them and ask them if they want a ride. <BR> I remember years ago, my so... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:29:08 EST Are you willing to take back your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522426 We all say we want to lose weight. but who are we trying to impress? We don't want to lose weight because if we really wanted to we would. If the doc told you today you would die in a month if you did not start to lose weight, for sure you would start to lose weight. Knowing you are going to die soon would get you off your rear end and up working with exercising and working that mouth the food goes into. <BR> <BR> Do you really have to have a doc tell you? You know all that weight is holdin... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:54:51 EST You just have to want to. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506135 What happened to those days when you could eat anything and not get cholesterol? As we get older our system changes and we can no longer afford the things we used to eat, if we want low cholesterol. Reading labels is part of the game, losing weight is another part, not eating fried food or meat is another. <BR> <BR> Some people can keep their cholesterol down just by eating the right menu. If you like sweets like me, then you LDL will rise. It is ok once in a whie, but you can not make a ha... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:11:42 EST Time to stop playing kids games. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506129 When is it going to end? I listened this morning to a program with the rep leader and answering questions put to him, he said, he doesn't know when it will end. It is a fight to the finish. Like little kids, if you do not give me what I want I will not give you what you want. <BR> <BR> I worry about my son who is out of work because the gov contracts on his job were cancelled. I worry about my dil who is also out of work because of the gov. What happens to their insurance if one of the kids ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:00:58 EST Membrane surgury is dangerous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492696 <link>www.healio.com/ophthalmology/curbsid<BR>e-consultation/%7B707ef35b-a8a8-4318-a<BR>1ac-380832a82815%7D/how-should-patients-with </link> <BR> <BR> Above is the site of membrane surgury, which I had on the l6th of Sept. It took one and half hours, lying straight, not moving, and seeing everything they did in the eye. They must have medicated me some, but could not put me out as the eye needed to be open and they used a nerve block so I would not feel pain. When I got home I had to put... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:15:29 EST Do you really want this to happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479630 Have you every wondered why the boards are slow? Why no one is posting? Is it because of the summer, vacations, or is it because they are only reading what you put down for them to read? Boards need excitement. They need posts for members to post to? Every wonder why a post gets started and for a day or two, it goes strong and then it dies? It is because the post is not of an interest to everyone, so only a few answer and unless you keep it going with that person, it dies. So what can we do ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:21:01 EST Someone out there is waiting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455422 What does it mean to have friends? It means a lot to me. I have friends I call on the phone, and friends I email, and friends on the board. Some of them have become even greater friends and are there for me when I need them, as I am there for them. Having friends is an asset. You are never lonely. They are someone you can talk to. Anyone without a friend is lonely, or wants to be a hermit. You know who yu are and I am thanking you for all the support you gave me. I feel so lucky to call you a... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:12:14 EST Are you trying to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455416 Are you trying to lose weight? Lost of fun isn't it? One day you are so excited you lost 5 lbs. and the next week, it is back. Wonder why? We know why don't we? We cheated. We know we shouldn't but we still do. It is not because we want to. No way, it is because we are stressed out, or bored or tired and we crave something to put in our mouth to make us feel better. I know. I have been there and I still go there. So ...What are we going to do about it? <BR> How are we going to cope? Are we go... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:03:51 EST What is a marriage? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455375 What is a marriage? A marriage is a partnership. You both do your job in supporting the home. <BR> You each have your own job in the home. When one gets sick the job becomes our job and you take over the whole works. That is where I am at the moment. DH fell off the ladder and had a back fracture. Two weeks ago he had a procedure where they insert a tube with cement, which dries in 5 minutes. Since then, I take out the rubbish to the street, walk the dog, put the groceries in the trunk of t... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:21:38 EST They are trying to keep me healthy, I guess. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455373 I hate appointments. Seems the older you get the more they come. Doctors for reg check ups. Doctors for check ups with skin cancer. Mamograms, Gyn doctors, ear and nose and throat doctors, foot doctors, colonosophy doc, eye doc etc. You have heard of them. They want you to have check ups. The prim wants me every 6 months to check BP, Skin cancer doc wants me once a year, Manograms are twice a year, because I had breast cancer, ear, nose and throat every 6 months because of a plop in my nose t... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:12:23 EST Stop those sales calls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450000 If you have ever gone to the phone and heard someone trying to sell you something, you know what I am talking about. They usually ring 4 times and stop. I have learn their trick. <BR> If I have the telephone on their number comes on and I just don't answer it. If I am waiting for a call and am talking to someone, and have to stop to click to see who else is calling, and it is one of those darn sales calls, it gets me angry. So her is what you can do. <BR> <BR> You can not answer the phone an... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:56:17 EST Rain rain go away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449994 How does a rainy day affect you? I hate them. You can go out in them if you want to get wet, but I don't. Running to the car, if I do not have an umbrella handy is not my cup of tea. Not having a jacket ready to cover my body doesn't help me be a happy dubbie either. I know we need the rain to make things grow, then = it means cutting the grass and digging up weeds, more work for me. It means taking Hailey out in the rain and then having to dry her when I come in, after I dry myself off. It m... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:51:56 EST Information on hiring an appraiser. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449987 Hiring an Appraiser <BR> <BR> The following important criteria should be met when hiring an appraiser for your antique toys. <BR> •Locate a reputable appraiser that specializes in antique toys. <BR> •Appraisers should see your antique toys and online appraisers need to see pictures along with an accurate description. <BR> •Fees should be based on an hourly or per item basis. Never agree to pay an appraiser a percentage of the appraised value. <BR> •Never sell your antiques to the person... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:43:11 EST Who do you give it to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446805 When you get married your mother usually gives you a lot of nice things she has but is not going to use again. You use them and then the time comes when there is so much in your house and you have to start thinking about giving stuff away, because age is creeping up on you. If you gon't give it away it will go out in the trash and some trash man who comes along will benefit from it. So who do you give it to? That is the big question. If you have a son, usually a dil wants her own stuff. If yo... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 19:11:29 EST Her day of fun, not mine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445602 If you don't have a dog then you can not appreciate what having one is like. Now grant you, not all dogs are the same. I have had eight dogs in my life, but Hailey, who will turn 6 in Dec. is nothing like any of them. I had a female before but she was nothing like Hailey. She was quiet. <BR> Hailey, on the other hand is not. She will bark at UPS trucks, cars, people walking by, mail man, paper person, you name it she will bark. I have taught her that when I put my finger in front of my lips a... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 19:19:58 EST You need to have faith. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442442 Are you stressed? Do you find sometimes life is overcoming you? If you are fortunate to have friends, you are lucky, but you are even more lucky if you have God. Talking to God when you are feeling down does wonders. Talk to him like you would talk to a friend. We often wonder why things don't go our way. It is because God has something better in mind. Then we wonder why do we have to go through all this sadness, and I wonder too, but we will never know till we reach Heaven and speak to him i... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:09:27 EST There is no easy to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442427 Nobody said loosing weight was easy. Some of us make it through with flying colors, while others seem to gain just looking at food. My problem is sweets. They are not allowed in my house. No, not in the freezer either as I manage to like them that way too. So they are a no no. <BR> So what do I do when I am bored, stressed and my mind keeps telling me to go and get something? I say to my mind, there is nothing in here I want. If my mind continues to bug me I go for some fruit, sometimes a hal... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:58:50 EST I wish I could lock it in a box. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442421 When we are young it seems our July and August flies by and before we know it parents are buying back to school supplies, with a smile. The summer is over and the children are a year older. They do not realize how precious these early years are to them. As time goes by, and they gradulate they start to realize they have to go to work, it is then that the day is long and it goes slow. You look at the clock but it seems the hands did not move. Five minutes more you look at it and it goes very s... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:53:17 EST Be thankful, don't complain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442414 I was talking to someone who works at the senior center. I couldn't believe that seniors complain about raising a l.00 to a l.00 meal for breakfast. They get eggs, sausages, toast, fruit cup, and coffee for l.00 and they are crying because the sr. center wants to raise it to 2.00. Unbelieveable. If they had to go to a restaurant it would cost 6.00 or more. The city pays for the support and it does a lot for the seniors, so why can't they pay l.00 more. They surely don't look poor to me. We we... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:43:29 EST 80 is just a number http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441106 So you turned 80, now what? Are you going to sit around and cry you are an old lady? Are you going to stop all the things you did before you turned 80? Turning 80 is just a number, or it can be old age, depending on how you want to live your life from here on in. You can sit at home alone depressed or you can go out with your friends, talk to them on the computer, or telephone. You can join a reading group, or a bowling team, or even a senior center. Do not think senior centers mean you are g... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:13:34 EST Think it as climbing a ladder. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426625 When problems come one after another, think of them as climbing a ladder. You take one step at a time, and once you reach the first step and you made it through the crisis, then you take the next step through the second one, and on and on, till you reach the end of the ladder and you have no more steps, no more problems, because you have reached the stairway to Heaven, where no problems exist, only happiness. Life doesn't exist without problems. When we are young some of us are saved from dis... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:08:54 EST Sometimes we forget how lucky we are. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426525 I do not know if any of you have a Market Basket. It is a grocery store that caters to people who can not spend all the money the other stores charge for food. If you shop there the prices are a lot cheaper and they even have their own brand, among others. Now, they want to change the CEO and change the store,which could mean higher prices for the people. <BR> If this happens, then it will make no difference where they shop because the prices could be the same. Why is it the people with money... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:56:11 EST What is happening to our world? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426518 I heard on the news the city of Detroit is going bankrupt. Have you ever thought what would happen if yours did? Who would put out a fire, who would stop a crime, who would pick up trash or in the winter plow the streets, what would happen to your children school, or your job if you worked in the city? Think about it? <BR> <BR> The city of Detroit is worried that a lot of people there are retired seniors and are getting pensions, which they will no longer get, under this condition. They say... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:49:31 EST Where did the time go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423243 July came with it's heat and storms and then surprised us with a week of hot, but dry air. <BR> As I look back on those weeks that have passed, I wonder where they went. I remember seeing the day on the calendar and then at night crossing it off so I knew what the next day was, but trying to remember where it went was an issue. Not that I am getting to the point I don't know what is what, but time is just flying by so fast. As I look back in time, I see myself as a child going to school, then... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:26:33 EST You have two choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396595 I don't enjoy driving anymore. It is the people on the road. Somehow, they think they own it and you have to step aside and let them get through. With cell phone in hand or coffee, they pass you only to end up at a light, with you behind them. Where did it get them? The scary part is when they speed in and out of traffic you wonder who is going to get hit. <BR> <BR> Whatever happened to the polite person who would stop and let you go first? I guess they went out with the older generation. ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:49:28 EST Surprise party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384727 I am a hard person to surprise as I have my nose into everything going on. Well, this time, I was surprised when my dil and son gave me an 80th surprise birthday party, with all my family and friends. Friends I grew up with and friends I have now, and relatives all got together to surprise me. We had a brunch and they had a recording made of one of my published songs called "You are my special friend," and they had the kids sing it to me. <BR> I have the cd but can only pay it on my computer.... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:19:20 EST Grandma's memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379439 Grandmothers and grandfathers are special. They don't yell at you, if you do something wrong. You can never stress them out because they long to be with their grandchildren. <BR> You often wonder, as children grow, if they will remember the things grandparents do with them. <BR> <BR> I enjoy my grandkids. They take turns for sleep overs, yet they are not little ones, one is ll and another l4. We bake and cook together. We watch movies of when they were little and talk about things they did ... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 18:19:45 EST Stress over took me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378276 Today was my day to add lbs. I had no way of controlling it. It just came over me and took me by the hand and led me to places I have managed to stay away from. It happened because I could not have my blueberries this morning, due to heartburn. I always have my oatmeal and blueberries in the morning and it fills me, but this morning, it was just oatmeal. Then I had a doc apt and probably the rushing about didn't help. I manged to do my weights and bike before I left, but also wash clothes to... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:14:26 EST You never know when you will be in their shoes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378268 She was my boss's wife and because he took a liking to me, like a daughter, I was often visiting these people in their 80's and bring them goodies. Once I brought them a birthday cake and we had a party. Another time, xmas presents and loved watching them open them. <BR> Those days grew sad when my boss passed away and she was left alone. I still went to visit her and then it happened. She could no longer take care of herself and she had to go to the nursing home. I went there often to visit ... 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