CTUPTON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CTUPTON CTUPTON'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/ How do I deal with this person? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354023 One resident in our senior apartment complex is driving me crazy. <BR> <BR> She often sits in the lobby/library with her dog on a leash. I enjoy sitting in that area, too and so does my husband who is in a large motorized wheelchair. First she reported him sleeping there. There is comfy furniture and a fireplace and bookshelves and it looks outside as well as adjoins the main desk. So it is very interesting. Eventually I wrote to an administrator that he is being targeted because he is so o... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:40:25 EST Yeah! Condo is sold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353833 This has been on my mind for about 5 years. Lots of decluttering and some serious problems along the way. But it is DONE! <BR> <BR> I have only one residence now to pay for! chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>436</em> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:29:33 EST Boy do I need to follow this rhyme for organizing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352976 9. One Place for Your Lists <BR> <BR> Straight into a binder, all TO DOs and lists go <BR> Wondering what to do next? You'll always know. <BR> <BR> chris <em>195</em> <BR> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:21:49 EST Rhymes to help me get more organized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352974 <BR> <BR> Copied from USMAWIFE--Thank you! I have never seen these rhymes before. Very clever! chris10 Organizing rhymes <BR> <BR> Tuesday, October 04, 2016 <BR> <BR> 10 Organizing Rhymes <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's have a little fun getting organized. I've found that when you approach making changes with a grin, they tend to be easier and stick better, versus approaching them with a groan and a frown. <BR> <BR> There's a lesson to be found in simple rhymes. After all, if we clear up the... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:16:01 EST Lost hearing aid! I am frantic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351732 Yesterday I lost one hearing aid!!! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I went out shopping for an exercise top yesterday. I think I had both hearing aids in at that time. But.. this week a couple of days I actually forgot to wear them! So I am not positive about having them in the store. <BR> <BR> Our apartment was cleaned today. I asked them to watch for it and also to sweep before they did any vacuuming. (Cleaning every 2 weeks is included in our rent.) <BR> <BR> I have shaken every piece of lau... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:35:09 EST I did not get my hyacinths this year! that is a bad sign for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350518 I have been way too tired too many days. I ALWAYS get hyacinths for Easter. It does not feel like Easter to me till that fragrance is in the house. <BR> <BR> It is very hard to rouse myself to go driving. Many days I have not had a shower. A couple of health issues have been bothering me, itchy skin, itchy eyes, some stomach stuff. Hubby needs another doc appt. too. darn. Oh and the cat seems sick. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I need to (again!) see a dermatologist about a spot on my face. A... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:28:19 EST Is alcohol or another addiction making life troublesome? A great SP team to get support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350221 Friends In Recovery <BR> <BR> 173 Members <BR> <BR> "WELCOME! You are among friends. We offer support for anyone in recovery. When someone reaches out for help, this group will always be there. Together we celebrate health, growth, joy and sobriety! " <BR> <BR> This team is greatly needed source of support but ... <BR> <BR> the team needs some life--former members or new members welcome! <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More <BR> <BR> I, myself, plan to show up... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:36:04 EST To recap where we are now living. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349921 It is a senior independent living apartment complex. About 100 apartments. Over 65 and at least one spouse has to be independent and able to care for the other spouse. (with or without paid aides) <BR> <BR> It is on the grounds of Brothers of Mercy and the brothers live in a huge house here. On the grounds are also other sets of apartments and a nursing home/rehab facility. All run by the Brothers of Mercy--Catholic. Masses are held downstairs and the van will often take people to Masses in... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:06:37 EST Monet's Pond Video--relax! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349866 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVgwm8h4rs </link> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:34:22 EST I am proud of myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349857 I ordered a little end table and I assembled it! Yeah! Of course this is not a hard job, but most times I don't have the energy to do it and/or other chores have piled up and make me crazy. <BR> <BR> Also my computer mouse is not working right. I found a video online to fix it. The wheel does not scroll properly. I have not attempted to fix this yet, but maybe I will. I was stumped getting it open. I did change the battery and knew it needed to be opened. It was a mystery box! A second vi... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:08:43 EST Notes from the universe, Mike Dooley, and channeling with Frank for over a year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349706 Mike Dooley says: "For over a year, I've been corresponding with Frank, through channel Tracy Farquhar, whose civilization was once facing many of the same challenges we face, yet for changes made, they were catapulted to a place of incredible success and prosperity. " <BR> <BR> "... if you had the chance to speak with 400 year old, super advanced ETs, what 100 questions would you ask them? <BR> <BR> I did, and this NEW book shares my questions and their stunning answers." <BR> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:14:36 EST Someone I just met. Oh wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349466 <link>www.drursulaanderson.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.drursulaanderson.com/personal.ph<BR>p </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am very lucky to have this doctor to chat with! I have asked her for one of her books to read. I can't wait to start it. <BR> <BR> <BR> After this morning's brunch with her, I went poking around the internet. <BR> <BR> I could not believe the richness of her life's works! <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:08:23 EST Art that floored me at Whitney Museum. I only read about this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349320 <link>www.artnews.com/2017/03/17/pope-ls-b<BR>ologna-filled-whitney-biennial-install<BR>ation-stinks-and-then-some/ </link> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/088f3df8-ac96-45e5-a542-a6776c1bfde8.png"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7414afe2-e6de-4176-81bf-4ab83bb32171.png"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee3e735e-e4fb-4b0d-84e7-23713fa56a22.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> From the above article. Now read the artists reason for the piece: <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:02:29 EST I am happy with... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348856 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13da5056-1817-4fe2-913f-40034e729ad7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:59:24 EST The only thing that has worked (a bit) for me is setting a timer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348850 I have tried every trick in the book(for 0ver 60 years!0 . Nothing stops me from snacking between meals. <BR> <BR> But... a friend taught me about setting a timer before I can enter the kitchen again. This has worked a couple of times now. I have forgotten about the food I craved. the timer goes off and surprises me. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:49:18 EST Doing Easter in a fulfilling way. Thank you all for your comments. Very helpful to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348706 I know to make a holiday special I need to figure out what that means to me. Growing up, Mom made the holidays--by cooking and cooking and cooking. This was how she showed us love. And she was a d@mn good Polish style cook and baker! <BR> <BR> I have never been able to do that. And I moved 400 miles from home. My own choice, of course. I think at that time, my new hubby would have moved near me. But I did not ask him to do that. My job of teaching the deaf was very important to me. I neede... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:52:25 EST Easter is not my favorite holiday. Maybe I don't do it right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348437 Growing up Mom cooked a great deal--hence my continued weight problem. Church was big all Holy Week -that was Ok, but I have a hard time keeping that up. Now that hubby is in a motorized wheelchair, it is even harder. <BR> <BR> The family stuff never worked out and now I don't know how to do that yet again. Hubby can't get into the homes of my family. I don't want to go celebrate without him. They could come here but that is not working out either. They say they don't want to come here to e... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:41:34 EST I got to exercise class and I got myself to the great music last evening, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348424 The music was a guy on a big keyboard. Very upbeat and lively. Polkas, other ethnic fast dances, tarantella, Umpapa songs, Irish dances, and plenty of jokes interspersed. <BR> <BR> He asked for Polish foods--I sure knew those. (Spellings??)Kapoosta, golumpki, ruscheeki, charneina (duck blood soup), etc. <BR> <BR> But, no one guessed the thing he was going to sing about! <em>24</em> The next song was Who stole the Keishka! <BR> <BR> <BR> Great fun!!! <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:11:06 EST Daily exercise classes are just downstairs daily M-F. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347956 30 min. of stretching and meditation and deep breathing. I am so glad I went. <BR> <BR> I have no excuse. It is just downstairs. 10:00 am daily M-F is some sort of an exercise class. <BR> chair exercises usually. Or standing if you want to. <BR> <BR> And the fitness machine room is there, too. <BR> <BR> Ok. Ok. I will try harder to get there! <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> I prefer water exercises, but the budget does not allow that yet. <BR> <BR> chris <em>405</em> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:53:55 EST Just what I was looking for. NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4064c353-ddcc-4b60-81a5-548328a81785.bmp"> <BR> <BR> Industrial style holder for rolls of toilet paper. Holds 4 rolls! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:36:19 EST two QUINOA RECIPES from SP--Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347450 I will put up some MORE favorites HERE soon, chris <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. QUINOA VEGGIE FRIED RICE --see SP RECIPE FOR DETAILS PLEASE <em>4</em> <BR> <link>https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci<BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=2395841 </link> <BR> Olive Oil, 1 tbsp <BR> Garlic, 2 cloves minced <BR> Onions, raw, 1 large chopped <BR> Mushrooms, fresh, 2 cup, pieces or slices <BR> Broccoli, fresh, 1 cup, chopped <BR> Zucchini, sliced <BR> Yellow Sweet Corn, Frozen, 0.5 cup kernels <BR> Peas, fr... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:29:57 EST QUINOA RECIPES from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347449 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=you_asked_what_is_quinoa_and_how_do<BR>_i_eat_it </link> <BR> <BR> I will put up some favorites soon, chris Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:29:51 EST TAXES ARE DONE! AND I GET MONEY BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346599 It took 2 appointments and a trip today just to pay them and to sign papers with hubby . <BR> <BR> It took several days in the weeks before that to get papers together. The move did not make this any easier than other years, of course. chris <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:38:45 EST Water exercise pictures are now a slide show screensaver. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346225 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/405e7714-bcef-4e36-9f32-ad87ae54f3ac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4263fed0-549f-414e-a19b-0f07895085f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/466129f2-72eb-4061-9735-ca2ceb07f9d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/355396e3-e021-4285-98a4-b430df4fc29c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00d1052c-f186-443a-8f9f-6f0035b14c38... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 21:50:33 EST Thoughts make things. So, another hack to encourage my brighter future. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346026 2. Screensavers, Backgrounds and Wallpapers <BR> If you’re like most manifestors, your vision board is either nonexistent, outdated, or buried in the back of a closet. <BR> But you can let your eyes feast on your desired results by putting your digital screens to work. <BR> Whether it’s a phone, a tablet, a laptop, desktop or some other doohickey, you’re likely looking at some sort of electronic device every day, throughout the day. Let’s harness that un-leveraged viewing time, shall we? <BR>... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 13:39:19 EST More: To attract good vibes from the universe. Another idea. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345052 I need to change my bank password. I will try this technique today. chris <BR> <BR> Passwords <BR> Change your password; change your life. <BR> Yes, a password really is that powerful. <BR> Or it can be, when you use the right ones. Turn one of life’s hassles into an alignment boost by making your password a powerful affirmation of success. <BR> Manifesting money? Ask yourself what you’ll say when you log in to see a very satisfying bank balance, and turn that phrase into a password: <BR> I... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:28:50 EST #6 hack to tune in to the wonderfulness of the universe. I like this one, too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344323 6. Greetings <BR> <BR> We habitually ask each other, “How are you?” and “How’s it going?” but a more powerful question steers the conversation to higher vibrational territory. <BR> <BR> Instead of asking how they are, inquire “What’s going right?” or “What’s the good news?” <BR> <BR> With friends and family who know me, I answer the phone with, “Tell me the good news.” It’s a guided instruction to tune to higher vibes as our conversation begins. <BR> <BR> In fact, even when some people as... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 18:31:39 EST Daily hacks to connect with the universe. by Mike Dooley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344216 <link>www.tut.com/article/details/445-6-da<BR>ily-hacks-to-help-you-manifest/?articl<BR>eId=445 </link> <BR> <BR> I just might try one or 2! chris Wed, 5 Apr 2017 13:40:00 EST cont Botanical Gardens South Buffalo, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343975 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bfe8974b-fc62-4db7-9f79-757a28b9325a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57ff2d20-f8a2-4779-a694-7bb5ac33da72.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2772265c-719b-4b56-a629-a818e8fdaf7a.jpg"> <BR> Corpse plant which was not blooming when I visited. I am sort of glad it was not blooming. It stinks! And 10,000 visitors went to see it last time it bloomed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 01:47:28 EST Botanical Gardens South Buffalo,NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343973 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f47038e-50ab-48f7-bcaf-705756869f6b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/308eab5b-0e95-4027-b61c-349d6bdde1ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a4884fb-fc93-4bc5-9df8-4e84cf1f1b8e.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37bcf833-f9f4-4066-8014-e7a7baa15449.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUS-<BR>GQ8CvSk </link> <... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 01:38:16 EST CTUPTON is asking for prayers for a friend having spinal surgery April 4th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343060 It will be taking off many bone spurs from her neck and shoulder area vertebrae. <BR> <BR> The surgeon would give no guarantees this would cure her awful pain or give her full use of her arm which is now numb. And he said danger of paralysis is ever present. <BR> <BR> I know my many spark friends will respond to help bring this young woman back to health. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:52:56 EST A belated National Procrastination Week photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342378 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b4fa3cd-7023-4aa0-b946-4d6822094a3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was going to make a library display for National Procrastination Week (Mar. 1-7) but... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 19:50:09 EST Why sparkguy supported the changes in the start page and Community feed.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342235 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328900 </link> <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330426 </link> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:09:54 EST Meaning of female http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342222 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2715c646-d8ec-4417-b68e-e7b16b9c43bd.jpg"> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:46:16 EST MOVIE: Manchester by the Sea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342209 <BR> <link>www.rogerebert.com/reviews/mancheste<BR>r-by-the-sea-2016 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I watched the middle of this movie with a friend. Huh? <BR> <BR> I didn't get it at all... <BR> <BR> Roger Ebert had written it is a comedy. Huh??? <BR> <BR> He suggests to see it and then see it again with someone seeing it for the first time, so you can remember how it is to see it for the first time. <BR> <BR> I did not stay for the ending. Maybe I should have. <BR> <BR> chris <lin... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:16:01 EST Results of the condo inspection by the buyers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341244 I am so frustrated! Picky, picky, picky! <BR> <BR> I can't believe all the things they want done! <BR> <BR> When will this end? <BR> <BR> And it is causing anxiety for DD because she is living there alone-having to make appointments with various workers to fix "piddly" things! <BR> <BR> A stain over the washer/dryer area that has been there forever? Have to inspect the roof I guess. I should have painted it before they looked. It sis a very old stain! <BR> <BR> Attach the deck with lag b... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:57:02 EST Note to me --from the UNIVERSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339575 Sometimes, the only thing you know for certain is what you don't want. Yet often, CHRISTINE, that's enough to go on. <BR> <BR> 10-4 good buddy, <BR> The Universe <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> And I just finished the book : Infinite Possibilities by Mike (?) Dooley <BR> <BR> chris <BR> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:06:33 EST Oh darn! Tired again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338733 The day with the tax appointment was very trying for me. I was up early finishing the paperwork and putting relevant papers into marked folders. The left overs just got shoved someplace. <BR> <BR> (Oh- the condo is actively being sold. So my realtor is calling me periodically for updates. And DD needs prodding to be sure and have the condo totally clean for the final "walk through and inspection." Yes, this causes me great anxiety.) <BR> <BR> But.. 2 days later the cleaning crew was comin... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:23:08 EST Warning April Fools is coming.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8bd14f54-676c-42fd-9ec9-718ec95f5ace.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed799f3d-7b6f-4583-a7b1-b0c69195837f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9389ffe-7d66-4262-a728-7c51de7a7e1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b81d4c9-edb2-426f-aa81-5dee6cb873eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f21e86ba-f67a-49a4-a90b-8156b95416e9... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:34:09 EST Condo (for sale) is getting the final walk through and inspection today. Wish me luck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337407 If all goes well, closing will be about April 27th. <BR> <BR> Then I can stop paying that mortgage, utilities, big condo fee, etc. <BR> <BR> I am crossing my fingers and toes that all goes well! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:35:22 EST tax appointment--phew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337404 Well, after 2 hours, we were not done, co I have another chance to hand in things! <BR> <BR> I needed the second chance. Good thing I did not cancel or postpone this morning's appointment! <BR> <BR> They handled the move from CT to NY state. that was tricky and took awhile. <BR> <BR> I had most of the forms that were needed. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:29:55 EST Doin' the best I can... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337186 This morning I have an appointment to get my taxes done. I wish I was more ready, but I am doin' the best I can. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:40:18 EST Brooms stand up on the day of the spring equinox??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336776 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afcc3381-c5bd-4427-b388-c20e8a0f7d62.jpg"> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:15:04 EST I guess I am feeling philosophical... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335384 Pierre de Chardin <BR> <BR> <BR> You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:14:18 EST March 20 First Day of Spring 2017 : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf00513a-cdf8-4e64-bede-f3151a7afd6d.jpg"> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:07:50 EST yesterday, a little more progress toward getting taxes done... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335167 I was able to go online and print a few papers needed for taxes. <BR> <BR> interest paid on our mortgage, for example <BR> <BR> I need to make sure I have those ind of the year forms from a few "retirement" investments. <BR> <BR> <BR> I still hate this stuff! <BR> <BR> Isn't there an age when you can stop doing this???????? <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:47:50 EST lost socks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334156 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ade92861-3c3b-4c66-bfa0-6d851d9b86ac.jpg"> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:03:02 EST Filter the Community Help Feed. Yeah --filter so people I have befriended appear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333873 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> The little icon of a filter funnel does this! Right near the title of the Community Goals feed. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am not anti-social. It is just that I have over 100 friends already. I do contact other people, too, as I get the urge. <BR> <BR> But I was way overwhelmed by all the new (to me) people appering on the Community friend feed. <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:15:38 EST progress --doing my taxes for 2016. Oh boy do I hate this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333868 Several more goals were met. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> First find a flat place to work. <em>248</em> I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Get out the stacking trays that organize the year's relevant papers. 5 minutes ***TODAY*** <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Put the papers I just sorted into the sta... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:05:12 EST Community Goal Feed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333774 Are you using this? <BR> <BR> I have trouble keeping up with the people I have befriended . I am not really wanting to contact even more people . <BR> <BR> I try to keep contact with as many of my sparkfriends as possible using my friend feed, my blogs, writing to people who comment on my blogs and spartk page, contacting people through the Evening Eating Team and the other teams I have already joined...etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sure those using the Community Goal Feed are fantastic spark... 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