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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:02:15 EST Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240671 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1449dc4-4421-4543-840a-12d2faff75af.jpg"> <BR> This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:56:53 EST Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240527 BRANFORD, CT — It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. <BR> <BR> <BR> No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. <BR> <BR> In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains how the bear made its way into house a couple of weeks ago. <BR> <BR> The bear began by eating up the Gailey's garden including watermelons and squash, knocking over their garbage... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:35:01 EST You are not falling behind... Huff Post article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239487 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-varon/t<BR>o-anyone-who-thinks-theyre-falling-beh<BR>ind_b_9190758.html? </link> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> I needed that! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:18:41 EST Got my home equity loan. Now I can pay the mover--before actually selling the condo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239169 this was a link in the chain of progress toward moving. <BR> <BR> I went round and round trying to figure out how to get this move DONE! <BR> <BR> I asked many people for advice. I got bits and pieces but nothing seemed right. <BR> <BR> Then , finally, three different people gave me help that made sense. <BR> -brother said--ask a bank to reduce your mortgage payments for awhile while you just pay the interest. Huh??? I had never heard of this. <BR> <BR> -a brochure for a senior apartment... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:29:38 EST Cauliflower pizza bites--low carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc9fc542-fbeb-4eb0-b8b1-75cdb7fdcb6a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 large head cauliflower <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 1 c. shredded mozzarella <BR> 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan <BR> 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil <BR> 1 tbsp. garlic powder <BR> kosher salt <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1/2 c. marinara <BR> 1/4 c. mini pepperoni <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grate cauliflower on the small side of... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:32:08 EST Today, we saw a bear at our condo complex -Bloomfield,CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238119 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c172534e-0f5d-45b2-945d-44daa5d409b6.jpg"> Not this bear, but one just like it! <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:43:56 EST Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237994 It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:24:17 EST Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237993 It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:24:10 EST Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine ! A SP friend mentioned this study. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237254 <link>www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/16/ore<BR>o-cookies-addictive-cocaine_n_4108999.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> thanks, Cathy for this . I can't remember seeing the actual study done! <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:07:48 EST I really did not know about Jabba the Hut except the appearance so.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237247 "Jabba's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic; he is introduced as the most powerful crime boss in Tatooine, who has a bounty on Han Solo's head. He employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. He keeps a host of entertainers at his disposal at his palace: slaves, droids and alien creatures. Jabba has a grim sense of humor, an insatiable appetite, and affinities for gambling, slave girls, and torture.[3]" <BR> <BR>... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:56:13 EST Went to "the fair!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233528 We took a day away from packing to attend the Hebron (CT) Harvest Fair. <BR> <BR> Tricky with hubby's motorized wheelchair. But we did OK. <BR> <BR> I resorted to renting a scooter. My knees were hurting badly. It was a very hot day. This is the first time I used a scooter. <BR> <BR> Dock Dogs is my favorite. And the handicapped scooter rental place was run by one of my former deaf students. It was so much fun catching up on news with him. Glad to see he is gainfully employed! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:30:31 EST For cat lovers. DD's cat, Bob http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233522 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dae9eff-c962-4ec5-9e6c-fd4ed7f79935.jpg"> Jabba the Hut <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d4a721a-d26f-46e7-bbb2-2662eb9f0c16.bmp"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e56a0f7b-db92-4549-b6fe-683514e7935d.bmp"> <BR> <BR> Bob is a Manx--so he has no tail. <BR> <BR> He is rather uppity as compared to our own cat, Cujo, who loves to have attention and touching, even "mauling." Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:13:54 EST So much to do--but I am taking a break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232289 I am actively packing to move! Oh dear! <BR> <BR> DD is getting rid of a bunch of small stuff. I don't know the site, but she does it all on her phone. I told her she can keep the money herself. But...she has to ask me first if she can get rid of it. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I sent in a little money so the new place can do a security search about me. <BR> <BR> I also sent them half the money to replace the rug with a hard floor. "Hardwood" <BR> <BR> And I asked my bank to ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:14:02 EST Recipe: tastes like strawberry topped cheesecake (Strawberry Banana Creams) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230141 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59125c49-b624-4144-8818-8a6bef773aea.jpg"> <BR> These are topped with sliced almonds, but you can get creative and use blueberries, dried cherries, chopped cashews, crystallized ginger, a sprinkle of granola, or a few chocolate chips. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35f7b856-eb8f-4b42-b3f6-887863bc87eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69e10be0-417d-4b0d-aed7-0b64676bccc2.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 18:22:17 EST ZZ Top Band like the sunflower people! Ha! Ha!Oh yeah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0b7d737-26f7-4696-9526-766770222376.jpg"> Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:42:00 EST Enjoy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229654 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0318354b-2229-4c3b-8844-d6363c64f4c6.jpg"> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 19:43:10 EST I just booked a date with the mover. OMG --Oh, my goodness! Moving to 800 sq ft. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229513 Oct. 6,7,8th . so by the 6th---- I have to have every thing packed and make disappear all those things I won't have room for. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> The new place is an apartment --only 800 sq ft. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> One sort of large bedroom and a big living room. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Not much storage. I am used to a huge basement! Oh my. And I am used to having a whole room for my "office," a spare bed and , well, various "junk." <BR> <BR> DD is actively selling things I now ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 13:02:28 EST Find a restaurant and reserve a table online. "Open Table" website http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229067 <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.opentable.com/start/home </link> <BR> <BR> I plan to use this soon. Especially when I move to the Buffalo area, I think it will help me. There are zillions of restaurants there . Even here in CT, I never can settle on a restaurant. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 2 Sep 2016 15:19:24 EST Jar of Life story to visualize priorities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227882 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ec01230-53cd-4803-a139-b5d6c36cf166.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hint: If the link does not work, try "cut and paste" to your browser. <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti<BR>vation_articles.asp?id=264 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:23:55 EST When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225877 Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' <BR> <BR> -making a budget that I'd stick to. <BR> -actually putting the move in motion <BR> <BR> Both are now accomplished! Yeah! <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. The budget <em>528</em> I tried maybe 6 times through the years . I know Excel and I thought I'd use that. But I got bogged down again and again... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:00:25 EST Honey filled bandage patches work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224991 <BR> <BR> A good friend just told me about this. She was given "bandaids" or patches with honey inside. <BR> <BR> Wow! <BR> <BR> Who wudda thunk it! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/11<BR>/1677.full </link> <BR> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:48:02 EST I might be moved by Nov. 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224937 This is so scary to me. Because of it, our house has 3 very nervous, anxious people in it right now! I am responsible for the move, of course, so I am anxious. DH is feeling bad because we will be quite far from his family. And DD is stressed because she won't have her Mom and Dad's house to live in with all expenses paid. She is 34 but about to get disability due to her heath conditions. She has not been able to work in a few years. <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh boy! <BR> <BR> Next week I have 3 bi... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:39:27 EST Hebron Fair, CT Sept. 8-11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224928 <link>www.hebronharvestfair.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> Dock Dogs is my favorite part of this fair. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://dockdogs.com/ </link> Sorry, this link takes you to a search engine. I don't know why. So click on one of the results of the search engine, please. <BR> <BR> <link>https://dockdogs.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:19:58 EST Yarn Bombs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05532d82-99e7-44b4-88c0-145095f64400.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Apparently yarn bombing happens all over the world. I have seen a tiny example in a nearby town , near an art museum. This weekend we are planning on visiting Torrington, Ct which has been yarn bombed. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ed293c0-b2bc-4339-ac92-43c99d8d5b57.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a8e12fd-99c8-4977-b3cc-6303d3d16d03.jpg"... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:47:13 EST Some people knit, some people search online about knitting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223302 Me? Nope. I don't knit but DD does. In her honor: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9be193da-04dc-4b56-9b6e-1a31d0997829.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c61757b-7bf7-4203-9dad-89c5418f4693.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed67b322-b183-4f5a-b9c7-1f0efeda2fd8.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acd5344d-5858-4deb-b50e-f20a8e40b284.jpg"> <BR> honest, my Mom made me this eons ago! <BR> <BR> <im... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:13 EST Gratitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222666 A year ago I was running back and forth from 2 hospitals for hubby and for our daughter. <BR> <BR> I am very, very grateful they are both here and doing very well! <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:04:43 EST DD's latest knitting project--a hat like you've never seen before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f5c4f47-c52d-4b9e-bd86-f70cd39da554.jpg"> Yes, it is a hat! Sat, 20 Aug 2016 11:40:41 EST Biewer Yorkie Terrier--and no barking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220912 Mostly she did not bark. And if she did, it was quiet. Not at all aggravating. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:07:33 EST magnesium can cause drowsiness???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220903 "One of the most common side effects associated with magnesium supplements is drowsiness." <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/487587-ma<BR>gnesium-supplements-drowsiness/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have definitely had more energy in the last 2 weeks. I went through these thoughts: <BR> <BR> -I was busy in Buffalo doing things with my family and looking for housing <BR> -I ate at my brother's and he has really healthy food there <BR> -I ate mainly 3 meals a day plus very small snacks ... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:55:51 EST Biewer Yorkie Terrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04635b44-9dd0-470c-9a2c-737196a6a700.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend had the cutest doggie. I hope I have the correct breed. This is an internet picture, not the dog I actually saw. <BR> <BR> The little dog, Pipa, played and played for hours. She made us pay attention to her and would nudge us if someone did not through her ball to fetch. She was a bundle of energy. Not a puppy--2 yrs old. She ran all over the house and up some long, steep stairs ag... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:20:55 EST Internet search about "Why not?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219685 I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am? <BR> <BR> Stephen Colbert <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords<BR>/why_not_2.html <BR> <BR> Let's see, I can reinvent myself. Who cares! <BR> <BR> So I will say I was a dancer years ago. chris <em>335</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:13:47 EST Love Your Body Pledge on the 50+ team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219569 I made the pledge again. <BR> <BR> I needed that! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=906x11534x5<BR>5575409 </link> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:29:29 EST I'd also like to see updated emoticons! We deserve this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219533 <em>272</em> <em>32</em> <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> For "video" I had to use the old fashioned film emoticon. <BR> <BR> I can't stand using the emoticon head shot of someone looking in a mirror! Ugleee! <BR> <BR> Many, many of the emoticons are very outdated! <BR> <BR> Couldn't we have a new set of emoticons??? <BR> <BR> Spread the word on the techy message boards. They seem to like to change things even when they don't need changing. Why not change the old fashioned emoticon... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:49:06 EST I'd like to see videos of people eating healthy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219524 Visuals <em>41</em> of people help me way more than cute sayings. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I put up photos of my counselor and my doctor. This DID STOP <em>227</em> me from chowing down <em>29</em> at my computer desk. <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> I have at least 20 typed labels around my computer desk. They DO NOTHING <em>15</em> <em>24</em> to make me stop and think about what I am eating. But those two head shots are very powerful for me. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Now, if I ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:39:40 EST Another way to buy a week of nutritious prepared meals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218558 This is not an ad. It is just FYI. <BR> <BR> I visited the Buffalo area and someone showed me this business. We saw the "store." It was run by a couple of muscley men and a woman. I don't know if those were the only workers. <BR> <BR> they give you a list of meals available for the week. My friend was very interested if these could be counted by WW points. The woman there did some calculations. <BR> <BR> The meals looked very nutritious and hearty. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatritefoods716.... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:10:06 EST Renting out our condo? Till the market picks up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217915 Two condos in our complex just dropped their prices. It is upsetting to me. <BR> <BR> DH's nephew was here to put in our bathroom flooring. He seriously suggested I rent out our condo till the market picked up. <BR> <BR> to me this is a headache. But I might be forced to do this. <BR> <BR> I am also considering renting in the Buffalo area. At age 69, I don't want to do house maintenance. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:26:27 EST I might play a joke on DD... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217846 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c28a9d74-98fb-46f8-991d-a26b84a604c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daughter just bought eggs. Hmmm..... <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:03:19 EST When a Roomba meets a pile of dooggie poop at 1:30 am. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216869 The machine was stopped only because a child woke up in the middle of the night. <BR> <BR> <link>www.scarymommy.com/roomba-meets-pile<BR>-of-poop-jesse-newton/?utm_source=FB </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have 2 cats now. No robot room vacuum for me! <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:29:27 EST Not ready for that kind of commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216689 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68421a4d-f2ea-4547-9350-9c2dceb81354.jpg"> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:19:29 EST Back from house hunting near Buffalo, NY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215460 I had a great week. <em>334</em> My brother is so wonderful for having me in his "hotel." His upstairs is like a private suite! I am very, very lucky. What a blessing . For a whole week I could just focus on seeing family and looking at various types of living situations. <BR> <BR> The weather cooperated--in fact too well. It made Buffalo seem very sunny <em>67</em> for all 7 days! When does that ever happen! <BR> <BR> I need to decide how much I am willing to pay for the amenities ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:59:06 EST Viewing various housing possibilities near family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211625 A huge range of possibilities! Money will be the deciding factor as usual. If I rent, I could move us both and sell or finish up selling the CT condo. I would have hubby already moved and settled. If the rent is reasonable and the condo seems quickly salable. If. ! 2 manufactured homes were both possibilities. Renting a small house-type unit in a community setting with a activity building for easy socialization is very tempting. So far I think I like this best. We would be independent but ... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 14:19:49 EST Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207688 I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. <BR> <BR> Prayers welcome! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:31:26 EST 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207592 SMART GOAL:Get ready for my trip to Buffalo to look at housing. Leaving Friday. Only 2 days left to get ready for that trip. <BR> <BR> 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! <BR> 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. <em>104</em> <BR> 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo realtor on Monday. <BR> 4. Be ready for my school reunion on the 30th. <BR> 5. I need printer ink!! <BR> 6. Give DD a list of tasks to do while I am gone. She is inviting a frie... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:36:11 EST A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207581 <link>nys.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailVi<BR>ew.aspx?r=1984353977&s=NYS&t=NYS </link> <BR> <BR> It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). <BR> <BR> <BR> Our big need is enough space for John's motorized wheelchair. I have to find out the width of the hallway. There is a stairway to the patio. That would need to be a ramp. <BR> <BR> He does not need the bathroom. A wheel-in shower would be ideal, but we don't have that now. He gets bed baths. I have... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:21:00 EST Countdown 38 Days left. Photos of my tasks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206398 Help me set reasonable time limits of each task. My lack of energy is a big factor. I think most people would be able to clean each area fairly quickly. Not me. <BR> <BR> Paper work is my nemesis ! <BR> <BR> And this is what is left after a couple of years of decluttering. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> photos to follow when I can manage to put them here. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned...... <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:45:24 EST Remember my knee problem?-not able to bend it....now.. better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206329 It has taken over a year of daily work , but the knee bends just past 90 degrees now! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The best exercise is pushing the foot forward --pushing the foot on a stationary object like a wall---to tire the muscle--then bending the knee. Repeat maybe 2-3 times. <BR> A chiropractor taught me that. <BR> <BR> It is amazing that this makes the knee bend just a little more than I thought it could. <BR> <BR> I wish I could remember the medical term for this exercise to tire... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:01:50 EST 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206048 I did make progress! It is not done yet. <BR> <BR> The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll <em>40</em> of stamps that I had misplaced! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I found the keys <em>528</em> to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> <em>527</em> I still don't have my energy back. It is so discouraging having one or 2 "good days" and then back to having no energy at all... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:08:01 EST Which candidate do you side with? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205043 I enjoyed doing this questionnaire online. Many questions have hidden choices. You might overlook these. They give many more options than the questions first appearing. <BR> <BR> <link>isidewith.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <BR> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:51:00 EST 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef2e21ee-9b77-4d3a-942e-52846c2789d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. <BR> <BR> It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A fun goal for today! <em>104</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:08:18 EST