DAWNDMOORE40's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAWNDMOORE40 DAWNDMOORE40'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/ What Memorial Day is really about! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367719 I just feel like I need to say this because while we are all out celebrating the weekend there are other families out there who are mourning the loss of a loved one who died trying to save this country! I am not saying there is anything wrong with celebrating a long weekend where you get together with family and enjoy your time, but please remember these families! These men and woman who died did not get the chance to come home and see their loved ones and they did not get the chance to be ca... Sun, 28 May 2017 13:12:16 EST Learning about Relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364739 I was thinking about relationships as they preached about it in church today. They talked about husband and wives and how they should treat one another and that husband should loved their wives as Christ loved the church and that wives should submit to their husband, but that it doesn't mean submit as in control but as in service. I think that that passage of scripture is so misunderstood and some men use it to their advantage to control women. It is definitely not about that. <BR> <BR> Then... Sun, 21 May 2017 12:39:09 EST Missing My Mom..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361799 Today is wonderful because I get to spread some love to all the moms out there! On the other hand it is a sad day because I have not had a mom to say Happy Mother's Day to for almost 17 years! Sometimes I look back and wished I had done or said more, but you can't beat yourself up like that! You have to smile and look back at all the happy memories! If you look hard enough you will know that your mom if she is no longer with you, knows how much you loved her! There are going to be things that... Sun, 14 May 2017 12:24:32 EST Derailed but working to get back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359988 I have felt very out of sorts the last few days! My husband and I went to a concert last Saturday night and had the best time. I was feeling great but I had what I thought was a little bit of muscle soreness from doing an ab workout. When we got home from the concert at around 3 o'clock in the morning my left shoulder was in excruciating pain! I knew something wasn't right. I took some Aleve and tried to go to sleep thinking that it would be better Sunday morning. Then Sunday rolled around an... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:37:43 EST Being healthy is easier when your life is in balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355480 People have asked me what my secret to maintaining weight loss is and I tell them there is no magical wand that I waived and said the words, "you will now lose weight." There actually had to be a plan set in motion. The plan started in my mind one day sitting there on the couch after my gall bladder surgery thinking how bloated I felt and how I had gained so much weight and I just didn't feel good anymore. I wanted to change that, but I didn't want to have to go to a bunch of meetings and I r... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:31:04 EST Are you living a life that is humble, kind peaceful and gentle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352423 Today in church they talked about what it means to truly be spiritually mature. It isn't about your understanding of the scriptures and how well you can re sight the bible. Being spiritually mature is having the qualities of being kind, peaceful, gentle and humble. It is being able to show that to the world. It is being peaceful and baring love to all around you. It is not letting your anger get the best of you and allowing your peace to shine through! It is being humble and not showing off t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:55:22 EST Derailed but now I am on the right track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346072 <em>334</em> Today I decided I was going to get up and start my day with a great workout because yesterday I did not work out. We had to take our German student to the bus to bid them farewell. It was so sad! I did ok until I went to hug the German student and the tears just started coming! You don't realize how attached you get and it feels like you have a second child for two weeks! You do all the things you do with your other child and they just become a part of you! When you have to sen... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:35:34 EST Trip To St. Louis City Museum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342687 Yesterday we took our German student to St. Louis for the day. The first stop was the science center where we watched a movie about stars in the planetarium. It was fun and I really enjoy learning about the universe we live in! My son and the our German student had fun looking at the exhibits and trying them out! It was interesting to learn how the astronauts exist when they go into space. You see how tiny their living space is and how they cook their food. It was very interesting. <BR> The ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:21:24 EST I have learned so much about German culture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339764 <em>334</em> My family decided that we were going to have a German student come stay with us, and I have to say so far it's been the best decision that I have ever made! This young man has given us such a gift to learn about his culture and to allow us to take him into our home. Even though he's not really my son he feels like my own! My son and him get a long so well! It is so great to hear them talking German back and forth and to hear my son learning about some of the things that he thou... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:31:13 EST Computers are like Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335379 I got to thinking yesterday when I was having issues with my computer that you don't realize how much you can take for granted in this world. When its there you don't think much about it, but when it's not you sure miss it! I think that Spark People is the same way! You go about your life thinking I don't need to depend on any program to help me get healthy. I can do this on my own! It's true that some people can, but if your anything like me you need the support of others to not only cheer y... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:02:30 EST Who brings light to your world? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331828 I see so many people on here that have the same hopes and desires and that are searching for the same results that I am. We are seeking to be healthy and live a better life! What a great desire to have! WE all come together in a community of people supporting one another and being accountable to each other helps us stay in focus! There are people's blogs that I read every Sunday and I love hearing from each one of you! I have so many friends on here that bring light to my Sundays. My husband ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:49:00 EST Are you looking for instant gradification? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328187 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be720a24-39fb-4797-a544-9e2386df9ca0.jpg">We all have desires. The say the top desires that we all think about are: food, money, sex, power and respect. We all want these things and some of us want these things now! Do you ever stop to think about how many times in a day we think about food? This brings me to last night where I kept getting up out of bed because i knew there were peanut butter Girl Scout cookies sitting on the desk in the compu... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:59:49 EST Are you looking for instant gradification? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328184 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be720a24-39fb-4797-a544-9e2386df9ca0.jpg">We all have desires. The say the top desires that we all think about are: food, money, sex, power and respect. We all want these things and some of us want these things now! Do you ever stop to think about how many times in a day we think about food? This brings me to last night where I kept getting up out of bed because i knew there were peanut butter Girl Scout cookies sitting on the desk in the compu... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:57:35 EST Book of Esther:4-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321810 God is amazing how he talks to us through the holy spirit. The message today was about destiny. I tend to think that at times I'm not worthy of a great job because of my history in the past with leaving a job to go on to what I think is a better opportunity only to find that it does not work out. This is the second time that has happened to me in 5 years. I got to thinking today when we were talking about Esther and how her and her Father were jews and that she had this opportunity to be a Qu... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:47:32 EST What influences you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318345 Take a look around you and you see so many faces and places and sometimes you get so overwhelmed thinking about what motivates you to do what you do. You think about your teachers that you have had and how they inspired you to learn everything you could about the world and go out and be all you can be. You have parents that brought you up the best they could and if they were like my parents, they taught you to be an individual and when you do something no matter what it is, do it with great i... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:04:32 EST The ABC's to maintenance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315001 <em>213</em> Hi everyone! I wanted to give you some of my input about maintenance and what it means to me and how you can achieve it! <BR> <BR> You can't achieve it by sitting on the couch watching a workout video waving your arms and legs around! <em>33</em> This is not the kind of face we want to achieve, but rather this kind of face! <em>104</em> <BR> You can't get there by going to the grocery store and picking out chocolate bon bon's and sticking them in your pantry for a rain... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:28:56 EST Are you using your gifts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311233 Today in church we learned about spiritual gifts and what they mean. There was the gift of knowledge, faith and wisdom. I sat and thought about these gifts and realized that I may have the gift of wisdom because when someone comes to me for advice it is easy for me to help them. I love helping others here on Spark People and the people I come into contact with every day. I always said I missed my calling to be a psychologist, but that is ok because God can still use me in other ways. <BR> We... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:12:04 EST Remember what is important! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307273 I was sitting doing my Spark today thinking about how the years have gone by so fast. The older I get the faster they seem to go! I realize that I can't take any moments in my life for granted because things can change in an instant! I opened my e mail this morning and I had a message from my Step-Mother Dorothy! She is more like a best friend now since she has remarried because my Father passed away it will be 24 years this Father's Day. The amazing thing is that her and I didn't used to ge... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:23:36 EST Are you a witness today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303080 Today in church we learned that there are two types of people. There is the type of people that know everything there is about God, but they don't have a personal relationship with him. Then there are those people who have a personal relationship with him, but they also witness to others. We are afraid to fitness because we don't think we are going to do something right. We think that we have to be perfect to be a witness, but you see that is not the truth! <BR> <BR> When I heard these word... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:26:57 EST Are you drowning in negative self talk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298564 Once upon time there was a girl or a guy that wanted to be healthy so bad but there with this voice inside of their heads that kept pulling them further and further away from their goals. No matter how hard they tried that inner voice kept creeping in telling them they could not do this and that they would fail like they had so many times before. The guy or the girl both thought about this for a moment. They realized that it was all this negative self-talk that was pulling them down. It was t... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:20:39 EST Back in Maintenance and I feel great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293972 Thinking back to when my journey here on Spark People first started and I know that I was skeptical of the program because I didn't want to put my credit card information out on the internet and I didn't want to go to meetings and the list goes on. I would make all kinds of excuses why this was just another program. I don't know what it was but I think my "awe ha" moment was when I had my Gall Bladder surgery and I was in so much pain and I kept looking at my stomach thinking this is horrible... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:34:43 EST LIving with blinders on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288876 Happy New Year everyone! <em>409</em> I hope everyone had a fun and safe time last night! I felt blessed to be able to stay at home and spend time with my Son and my husband bringing in the new year. <BR> <BR> I don't believe in New Years resolutions. For so many years I would make them and I always did this with good intentions, but never held up to any of them for very long. I now have decided that with each new year, I will set new goals for myself and that way by calling them goals, I... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:24:08 EST Time to jingle jangle your way to a New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285600 Hi Spark friends! I am recouping from the Christmas holiday and looking forward to a New Year. I have thought about my goals, and I have not decided to change much except for to not train my body so hard. I have come to the realization that I am training too hard and I am burning out! I have been working out 7 days a week for over 5 years now and it is starting to take a toll on my body. So I've decided that I am going to ramp things up by using a heavier weight when I strength train and also... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:41:46 EST Taking a walk down memory lane... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282621 The holidays make me think about times spent with family especially when my parents were alive. The reason this time is so special to me is remembering when we would gather in the fireplace room and drink hot chocolate and just spend some quality time together! My mom had this beautiful town she would sit up on top of the fireplace. She would use cotton for the snow and it was absolutely amazing! My parents both died by the time I was 28, but not a year goes by that I don't think about them o... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:47:22 EST Do you think your good enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276225 How many times a day do you tell yourself, "I'm not good enough!" I can't do this journey because I don't have what it takes to reach my goals!" You consistently give yourself negative self-talk because you see yourself that way. You think well I've failed in the past, so why is this time going to be different? <BR> Well, let me tell you why! Because today is the day your going to throw away the negative self-talk and your going to start your day with positive words about yourself and your g... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:27:45 EST We are all one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266205 All this talk about the election sometimes has a way of getting you down. You think about how when something tragic happens everyone from all over the country gets together to support each other, but then time goes back on and we are back to the same unloving character we had before. It is hard to see the love throughout the whole year, but that is the way it should be! The elections has shown how it can really divide some people even people that are your friends or family! It is sad because ... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12:57:28 EST The beauty in the leaves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262774 Sometimes we don't realize the beautify in the small things we have in this life. How often do you look at the colors in the leaves and think this is beautiful. So many times we are only thinking about how the leaves are a nuisance and they are covering the yard, but if you take a moment you realize the beauty even in all the leaves. <BR> <BR> How often do you look at the small things God has blessed you with and realize that those things are just as important as the big things. How often d... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 11:57:21 EST LIfe is beautiful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259337 I sit here today thinking about my life and all the changes that I have been through. WE are getting close to the holidays, and it doesn't even seem like another year has almost gone by. I am so thankful that God has never given up on me even when I tried to do things my own way! I have learned a lot about myself this past year, and one of the things I learned is that I am not indestructible. Sometimes we think that nothing can touch us, but in the end we find out that God is really in contro... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:19:38 EST Who is in charge of your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255861 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77ceea7d-be5c-4d9b-a461-563aefe6382a.jpg">Interesting thought! So why can't this just automatically work for weight loss like it does when you go up on a roller coaster ride then you must come back down on the other side? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56f44e61-bf4e-46ea-85c0-5906df174898.jpg"> I am like the turtle in this picture. I get to the top and go ut oh! Now what do I do? I want to make it back down, but how to I... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:26:29 EST What are you holding on to today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252416 I really enjoyed the sermon today because we are in the book of Genesis Chapter 20 where Abraham is fearing for Sarah's life and so Abraham says she (referring to his wife) is his Sister and gives her up to the king Abimelech. We learn that he is willing to sin to save his own life! It is a sad story, but we find even in the mist of hopelessness, God is still with you! He can restore you even when you fall! He can make you whole again! You no longer have to feel ashamed! <BR> You ask why am ... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:22:29 EST Postive....trumps...Negative... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248984 On this journey there is one thing I have learned and that's that you have to get your mind right every day, and you have to fill it with positive thoughts every time you think about something negative, you have to change your mind set! Here are a few words to live by: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79a0e795-3816-4051-b1b1-00289440f6d2.jpg">You can't keep playing tug a war in your head because your mind has a way of taking over what your heart already knows you ne... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 20:01:23 EST Homingcoming 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245216 I thought I would share some pictures from my Son's homecoming! He has grown up so fast! It's hard to imagine that so much time has gone by, but it's so wonderful to see them grow! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41244680-480b-4f6d-a8f8-151175cb33c0.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/123b5f28-87ed-45b4-80ed-ec79b68c7c4d.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3b354eb-7315-40ab-8904-2395103af274.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:59:27 EST Short and sweet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241633 Having a great weekend! We celebrated my husband's Birthday at the park with the rest of our family. It was a nice day, not too hot and there was a gentle breeze blowing. Also, got to spend time with all the Grandchildren which is always a joy! <BR> <BR> I am going a little backwards, but on Friday night I took my husband out to eat for his Birthday and he got to choose the place..I have to say he is much better at making that decision then I am. We had a nice quiet dinner and enjoyed each ... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:30:17 EST I breath in...I breath out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237900 This reminds me of a country song where the words in the song go, "I breath in, I breath out, I put one foot in front of the other, I take one day at time, and then you find that someone you can't do without, but until then, I breath in and breath out. <BR> <BR> The song is talking about the love of his life that he has lost and until he finds her again, he is going to take one day at a time and breath in and breath out. It is amazing how music is so much about real life. We can apply it to... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:24:15 EST Kill the drama! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226139 Lately I've been looking at my life and I had a thought about eating and being healthy. I realized that it's not just about staying within your calorie range or eating a balanced diet. It is also about your overall well being. I took a look at the rest of my life, and I realize I have not been happy at my job and I took the job because at the time I needed one. Also, there were things that the company should of made known to me from the start and they didn't say a word. I went ahead and keep ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:38:32 EST Do you feel offended? Are you holding onto that anger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221976 Do you wake up in the morning saying to yourself, "Today is a great day!" "I want to be offended?" No, you don't start your day out that way, but many of us go along with this negative self talk that we can't achieve our goals or we are not worthy of where we really want to be in this life. We feel offended because we think that God has failed us somehow, but the reality is that if you feel you have been offended, today is the day to let go of that extra baggage because I can tell you it will... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:30:02 EST A little kindness goes a long ways... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217943 Do you ever wonder what that person you run into on the street or in the grocery store or department store might be going thru? Have you ever just walked up to someone and said have a nice day or just looked at them and smiled? Sometimes we are so focused on what is going on in our lives that we forget that there are those around us who are going through challenges that we can't even begin to comprehend. I love it when I see someone and I give them a smile and they smile back. It just makes y... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:43:06 EST Some things I have learned over the years.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cfb3a9db-f760-4a6e-8bfa-7ba61efc131d.png"> The first step to making changes in my life was to get signed up with a great program! I was skeptical at first, but then when I saw you could sign up without a credit card and that you still had access to trackers and nutritional advice from experts, I thought why wouldn't I want to sign up? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faff0d34-bcf4-4919-9a6f-513e093eb8dc.jpg"> I learned that... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 12:58:00 EST Pictures....and memories..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209777 I wanted to share some pictures that we took when we were on our trip to North Carolina. You never fully comprehend God's beauty until you are traveling through an area that has beautiful mountains and national parks. It is just lovely! You don't realize how much you take for granted! It is so peaceful and it makes you realize that in the grand scheme of things, life is beautiful and full of joy and wonder! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/695203ca-7171-4ebc-84f5-d50366991f2c.... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:48:58 EST My Birthday...Another Year to be thankful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198097 Today is my Birthday and it's not like after 46 years it's news to me, but every year I am thankful that I was born into this world and that I am able to be part of Spark People because all of you are so amazing! Each and every one of you shares your goals and your stories of how you ended up here! Each one of you helps me to realize that we are all part of this big plan that God has set up before us, and he wants us to help one another because each one of us is unique and has something diffe... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:58:55 EST Pray for your Government! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194088 Today in church the pastor talked about Government and our important biblical role with government. He talked about three important areas that the bible commands when it comes to government: <BR> 1.) We need to pray for our government, and remember that God uses biblical leaders as well as non-biblical leaders for his wonderful plan! <BR> <BR> 2.) We need leaders of integrity and those that will stand up for integrity! <BR> <BR> 3.) We need to let our voices be heard and we need to vote for... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:12:06 EST Some do, and Some don't! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190223 Today was one of those do I want to do this or not kind of days! My Son had been wanting to go to the High School to run around the track. I had not really been into running for the last couple years since I was injured and was afraid to run again. This was right after I ran a 5k and part of it was my fault for not allowing my body to rest in between runs. Also, I was working a a daycare and we were lifting cots all the time and moving children around and going up and down stairs. I finally h... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:54:50 EST Happy Father's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185744 <em>334</em> This blog is short and sweet, but I wanted to wish all the Fathers out there a Happy Father's Day! You are amazing protectors for your children and you have instilled wisdom in them that will take them far in this life! Don't ever forget what you have done for your children! If you are a single father I know that is so difficult, but reach out to the Lord and he will give you the wisdom you need to take on both jobs as a Mother and Father, and he will give you peace and joy in ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:11:30 EST Our Nebreaska Trip was Amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181458 We arrived in Nebraska on Wednesday at 4:00am and went straight to bed. We got up at 9am and I went for a run with my Son! He has been starting to run and has been wanting me to do it with him so that was nice! Every day while we were there we would get up in the morning and go for a run! I can tell I am getting older because I can't keep up like I used to, but I refuse to give up! <BR> On Wednesday night, we went out to eat a great steak place called, "Round The Bin"! The funny part is when... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:47:43 EST Good morning Scale! Talk to the hand! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176979 <em>524</em> Good morning Mr. scale that sits beside my bedroom door! You are only part useful to me and I will let you defeat me no more! The clothes I wear and the way I feel say so much more then you, so good bye Mr. scale find another bedroom! <BR> <BR> I will have success because I choose for my health to be about more then just numbers, but also how I feel when I put on that new outfit that is a size 10 instead of the size 16th I used to wear or when I just have more energy to play w... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:47:41 EST Remember the fallen men and women who fought for our freedoms! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173220 I just want to remember men and women today who died so that we could stand here today and say that we have so many wonderful freedoms! If we would take a moment to look around us, and see how it is in other countries, then we would would understand how great we have it, and we would never take these freedoms for granted ever again! Please remember that Memorial Day is a day to honor those men and woman! We think of it as a holiday, and we celebrate, but underneath it all, if it wasn't for th... Mon, 30 May 2016 17:39:45 EST The car that could..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168179 I started out my Saturday getting up doing some light chores and getting in a great workout before I was to head down to to Toyota to get my oil change. The dealership has been low on used car inventory and they were wanting to talk to me about my car. I was skeptical at first because I didn't want to be upside down in another loan, and I wanted my car almost paid off before I bought another car. However, once we got there my husband and I decided we wanted to know the payoff on my car just s... Sun, 22 May 2016 13:44:19 EST Forgiveness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163472 Today the church sermon was about forgiveness and families! I think sometimes we forget that these two go hand and hand. I think it's because the ones that are closest to us, are the ones we tend to hurt the most! I think that God sends us his word to be mindful about things we forget. I don't have trouble forgiving friends, but I would have to say sometimes it's harder with family. I have had to let go of a few things today, but I feel a lot better now that I have! <BR> What are you holding... Sun, 15 May 2016 14:06:14 EST Mother's Day was wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158999 My husband took the day off from work which he hasn't done in several years for Mother's Day. Then we went to a brunch with his Grandma, Father and Step-Daughter and our 3 lovely Grandchildren! They had so much food, but I did manage to stay away from the desert and I was selective about what I put on my plate and took small portions! I did pretty good considering that there was so much to choose from! I did get in a 40 minute cardio workout before we left so that helped! <BR> Then we came ho... Sun, 8 May 2016 21:39:20 EST Rockin with One Eyed Doll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139323 My husband and I had a great time Friday. We took the day off together and made a trip to Danville, IL. There we saw One Eyed Doll, Eyes Set To Kill and Dyposians. I have to admit I wasn't too thrilled with any of the bands except for One Eyed Doll! That was an awesome show! The funny part about the trip is we hit snow, hail, rain and sunshine all in one day! I guess that's the North for you. It was a fun trip. There wasn't much in the town in the way of something to do before the show, but w... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:45:06 EST