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/ About the initial fee for Independent living...you folks came through for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863673 I knew you would help me make a good decision --or help me think of doing more research. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I really want to move from CT to near Buffalo because my whole family is there. I considered moving near NYC where my husband's family is. But that area is very, very expensive. My money would not get us much. <BR> <BR> The place I am looking at --the only thing that bothers me is that they don't have assisted living if we will be needing it down the... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:26:02 EST The initial fee cost of an Independent Living Community scares me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862163 I have actually put a little money down to save our spot in the waiting list. I am worried about the initial fee. Some people have told me I am getting robbed with this initial fee and then pay rent too. <BR> <BR> $120,000 ! If we stay 8 years, they keep all that money. If we leave before 8 years, we get some back on a sliding scale. If it was a "continuing care" community, I would be fine with this. It has only "independent living" and no "assisted living" I am able now and hubby is han... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:10:46 EST My sister is following Jorge Cruz-- very low sugar eating plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862083 I have been using Fuhrman's Eat to Live and Eat for Health. I whittled it down to eat mostly veggies and use meat as a condiment. I have not been thinking much about sugar. But I guess if I don't buy the stuff in a box, I won't be getting sugar unless I add it myself. Oops! I have been using honey. I guess I need to rething what I am doing. <BR> <BR> I think in terms of tsp. of sugar but the ingredients lists always have grams of sugar! <BR> I have a vague idea of a gram because I used thos... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:27:05 EST I need to help my daughter handle anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861212 I right now can only communicate with my daughter by pone. She is extremely anxious and I want to support her. She often dissolves into tears. She is 32 and having major life problems. During the last phone call I explained how our expectations fuel our anxiety. When our expectations are high and we face reality, it is a shock. I told her during our next phone call, I'd ask her about expectations. I sure hope it helped her deal with her situation. <BR> Today we had another chat over the phone... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:50:17 EST It sure is easy to get out of the habit of... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861088 It sure is easy to get out of the habit of...doing things on our team. <BR> <BR> I hate to say it but I am having difficulty fully getting back to sparkpeople . <BR> <BR> I had many things I did and I loved all of them. It was not a chore at all! But being away due to surgery, I am realizing I need to get back to that. <BR> <BR> The Evening Eating team has been running beautifully with out me. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I am loving reading everyone's posts and looking at their sparkpages. Y... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:30:05 EST A quote for January 8--even though it is now Jan 23. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860881 I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy. <BR> <BR> Stephen Hawking <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:56:42 EST Amazing mimic octopus--discovered only 15 years ago-Indonesia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859828 <link>www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/<BR>behold-amazing-shapeshifting-mimic-oct<BR>opus-video.html </link> <BR> <BR> OK-octopi can mimic colors to camouflage themselves--but this can mimic the creature feared by other ocean creatures! It is a shape-shifter not only a color changer! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:52:15 EST Astonishing photos of living things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859818 <link>pinterest.com/sciencestuff/amazing-b<BR>iology-pictures-and-photos/ </link> <BR> <BR> Which is your favorite or favorites? <BR> <BR> I kindof was interested in the sperm fertilizing an egg. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:36:51 EST ENJOY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859551 <link>polardiscovery.whoi.edu/expedition2/<BR>what10.html </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:27:40 EST last 4 lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857056 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1170347437.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268967127.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142286045.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614787527.jpg"> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:13:53 EST more lol 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857053 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1065884850.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l619056199.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860883516.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l954537399.jpg"> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:12:25 EST more lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857051 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1252330025.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l310807125.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12852451.jpg"> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:10:44 EST laugh out loud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857047 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l295367382.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1077419185.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1742018322.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l803343422.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418354640.jpg"> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:09:16 EST Have a grreat day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1135156399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1147901742.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:56:59 EST dog lessons for people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202836570.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:56:11 EST great advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053838595.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:55:34 EST virtue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856556 <BR> What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Voltaire quotes Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:32:42 EST SP Late Night Snacks under 150 calories--with pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855639 Thanks MILP3! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=10_late_night_snacks_for_150_calori<BR>es_or_less </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:10:52 EST 7 Super Soups from SP-- soup is great in the winter season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855635 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=7_super_soups </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:07:44 EST Healthy snacks-if the picture loaded correctly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855301 <BR> <BR> Please see the article for beter pictures to motivate you. <BR> <BR> From a recent spark article: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2116097792.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=8_ways_to_snack_smarter_in_2015 </link> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:26:29 EST How are those New Year's Resolutions going? No I made none this year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849045 <link>www.itssimplyplaced.com/limiting-new<BR>-years-resolutions/ </link> <BR> <BR> To make them stick, pick a behavior to work on. <BR> <BR> My same ones from last year are: <BR> <BR> -eat meals at the table to limit my "picking" <BR> <BR> -start a meal with veggies and add meat only as a condiment <BR> <BR> -have plenty of cut up and pre-cooked healthy things in the fridge to stop myself from finding the dangerous foods. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have found that a good tactic for me is t... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:39:40 EST A detox soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848391 <BR> <BR> Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe <BR> <BR> reprinted from Snack Girl to the Rescue! with permission <BR> <BR> Serves 5, 2 cups per serving <BR> 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1 medium onion, chopped <BR> 4 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1 medium green pepper, chopped <BR> 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth <BR> 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained <BR> 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped <BR> 2 cups frozen corn kernels, or fresh corn cut off the cob <BR> 2 teas... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:02:05 EST How the plant-based diets compare-US News and World Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848363 <link>health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-pla<BR>nt-based-diets?int=2dfaf2 </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:28:25 EST Recently, DH's foot pressure sores have surfaced. Yet another problem here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845719 The way my husband's bent foot rests on the wheel chair foot piece is making pressure sores. <BR> <BR> His aide has been rearranging his feet and treating the sores. <BR> <BR> I his doctor could send a nurse to the house--but his doctor needs to see him first! <BR> I am not supposed to drive after a shoulder replacement Dec. 2. His brother drove 2 and 1/2 hours to get here to drive us to DH's doctor. <BR> <BR> That doctor said the "splint" doctor has to see my husband , too. In the mea... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:42:57 EST A scare at almost 6 weeks post op total shoulder replacement surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845710 Yesterday, I thought I had a blood clot in my right leg . <em>273</em> <BR> <BR> It was swollen on Friday. Red dots were appearing on the ankle. Then Sat. morning the whole leg hurt badly. I got dressed and went to my doctor. It is run like a walk in clinic <BR> with a few doctors that I am familiar with. Luckily my very own doctor was there. <BR> <BR> But, he said it needed a Doppler test to check for blood clots! That meant me driving myself to a hospital emergency room. I spent all ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:31:47 EST google: set a timer for 1 hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845700 easiest way to limit online time or set time for a task--whatever! <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> enjoy! <BR> <BR> Why didn't I think of that before! <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:18:02 EST Almost 4 weeks post op total shoulder replacement surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838767 I still am wearing a nightgown and robe . I got dressed only for the followup surgeon's visit. <BR> Medicare pays for help to come to my home: help to shower, OT,PT, nurse, and for me a social worker because I also am a caregiver for my husband. I am already paying $1000 a month for his aides. Now I had to add an aide nightly to put him to bed. I was doing that till surgery. And I have added a little help for myself Sat. and Sun. when no one comes to help me. This sure gets expensive. Family... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:11:54 EST A word from CANADA! ...moosemilk--a new word to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838676 1. Canadian. homemade or bootleg whiskey. <BR> 2. Canadian. a cocktail of whiskey or rum and milk. <BR> Quotes <BR> My first drink was dad's moose milk. That's what he called it. Moose milk on accounta he brewed it so it come out kinda foggy lookin' in the glass. White, kinda, a watery lookin' white. <BR> -- Richard Wagamese, Ragged Company, 2008 <BR> Origin <BR> Moosemilk is a Canadian term that entered English in the early 1900s. <BR> <BR> <BR> from dictionary.com word of the d... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:21:30 EST a delicious and healthy recipe website http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838377 <link>www.asweetpeachef.com/chicken/shredd<BR>ed-chicken-enchiladas/ </link> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:44:04 EST a chuckle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837966 <BR> "When they asked George Washington for his ID, he just took out a quarter." <BR> <BR> -- Stephen Wright, English footballer <BR> <BR> <BR> See the Smile of the Week <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:23:34 EST SP recipe Robust Turkey Vegetable Soup-for Left Over Turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825178 <em>334</em> <em>428</em> <em>286</em> <BR> <BR> I boiled the turkey bones for stock and then made this soup! <BR> <BR> I saved the recipe to my SP recipe collection. <BR> <BR> I will make this a tradition! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:37:05 EST Spark People Activity Tracker seems to be half price now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823961 <em>244</em> <em>543</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:34:25 EST Cool colored bands in icebergs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741196737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The following link has a few more: <BR> <link>blog.seattlepi.com/art/2008/06/18/ic<BR>eberg-color-theory/ </link> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:36:49 EST Searching online for a sparkpage background....oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823431 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1380336547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did a few searches for images for my holiday sparkpage . I tried these searches: wreathes, Christmas flower arrangements, snow jewels, snow flakes, and finally purple snow flakes. That one got me a surprise! Apparently "Purple snow weed" is a type of medical marijuana ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Oops! <BR> <BR> http://www.medicalmarijuanastrains.com/p<BR>urple-snow/ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:27:58 EST Laugh at the snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823422 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781592720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1215436587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1185093420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339268436.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008063285.jpg"> <BR> Not snow, but it was too cute not to post it again! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:47:59 EST The Thanksgiving Poem I Generated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823403 <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... <BR> I would look as thin as I could. <BR> I would listen for kitchen sounds. <BR> I would watch out for hungry people. <BR> I would want camoflage. <BR> <BR> If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... <BR> I would smell like an old shoe. <BR> I would taste like leather. <BR> I would be stuffed with herbs, apples, cranberries, celery and breading. <BR> I would wish for a family of vegetarians. <BR> I would wish you all a Happy and Healthy... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:28 EST Poem Generator online http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823398 <link>oakdome.com/k5/lesson-plans/word/tha<BR>nksgiving-turkey-personification-poem-<BR>generator.php </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Even I can create a nice poem with this. There are set ups for many occasions! <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:49:02 EST A reminder to myself to eat more cruciferous vegetables. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823211 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526030667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.greenandhealthy.info/cancernutri<BR>tion.html </link> <BR> <BR> Concentrate on anticancer cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, as well as high-antioxidant berries. Cauliflower, for example, is loaded with nutrients that are essential for keeping the immune system strong. One study found that eating just four servings of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli or cauliflower, a... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:16:30 EST My heart goes out to sparkers near Buffalo-I will be moving there summer 2015.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822645 God-willing, of course! <BR> <BR> You poor people! All that snow was bad enough but now flooding and dealing with water in the basement. <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris (now in Connecticut) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:13:32 EST Fibro-fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821736 I just cleaned of the piles of stuff from my desk. It took "no time"at all. But the stuff has been sitting there for weeks. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> That is what fibro-fog does. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:57:41 EST Book: The Sixth Extinction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821546 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461412174.jpg"> <BR> by Elizabeth Kolbert <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow-the premise is that humans are a "weedy creature." And that humans have contributed greatly to the extinctions of living species in the past and will continue to do so. Elizabeth Kolbert does have a "way with words." I would think this topic would be very technical and hard to read. But I thoroughly enjoyed many of her ways her phrasing things.AnthropoceneChris <BR> <BR> These ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:39:55 EST Free Cell Solitaire on the AARP web site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821267 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80451040.jpg"> <link>games.aarp.org/games/freecell/freece<BR>ll.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> An easy way to pass an hour or so..... <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:30:30 EST Paneras low fat chicken tortilla soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821169 I got a container at the supermarket. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed it. I did not have the tortilla chips with it so it was low cal. Yeah, sodium but not awful. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:11:43 EST to get to sleep imagine warm honey from head to toe... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649303877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is how a friend of mine gets to sleep. It is her nightly meditation. She says she imagines feeling this on her skin starting on her head and face, down her arms, down her chest and ....well..you get the idea! chris Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:38:36 EST Make an online dinner and share it to give food to people needing food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820778 <link>www.thankful4ag.com/tagged/thankful4<BR>ag/chrono </link> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:07 EST Other Buffalo bad winters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820111 winter of '77 <BR> <BR> 1999 (40+ inches), and 1966 (32 in w/ high winds on top of 18 preexisting inches) beat 1977...sorry to say, I was here for all 3. Not that 77 was any picnic. 1993 sucked too. then there was the Ice storm of 91. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:40:59 EST Healing foods for before and after surgery...Whole Foods article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819608 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1210557739.jpg"> <link>www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=ne<BR>wtip&dbid=12 </link> <BR> <BR> (Nothing new here but it reminds me to continue focusing on high density nutrient foods--like Dr. Fuhrman preaches. Chris) <BR> <BR> Some nutrients have taken center stage in the animal research on healing, and these nutrients include vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin A, protein, and zinc. <BR> <BR> Rich sources of vitamin C and flavonoids includ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:13:25 EST This is so scary to me....where are we heading! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819446 gleichschaltung <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1107304752.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PRONUNCIATION: <BR> <BR> (GLYK-shalt-toong) <BR> <BR> <BR> MEANING: <BR> <BR> noun: The forced standardization of political, economic, and cultural institutions, as in an authoritarian state. <BR> <BR> <BR> ETYMOLOGY: <BR> <BR> From German gleichschalten (to bring into line), from gleich (same) + schalten (to switch, turn). The term was used by the Nazi regime for ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:30:19 EST Mid November! 2014 snow --where my family lives! Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819410 This is where all my family lives --near Buffalo, NY. And where we will be moving to next year.... chris <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l117344862.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l24495075.jpg"> <BR> The thruway very close to my brother's house. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l53756897.jpg"> <BR> My niece's house! <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:32:09 EST Get a "Personal Nurse" from your insurance company--well some insurance companies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819149 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=take_control_of_your_life_with_a_pe<BR>rsonal_health_nurse </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is new to me. But my insurance might have this service. I will check. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:48:36 EST