DONNACFIT's SparkPeople Blog DONNACFIT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Dang it is busy here..... Hi where do the days go? Crazy busy here!! <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful birthday....busy yesterday....busy today..... <BR> <BR> Hope things slow down...I need to!! <BR> <BR> Weight is not doing so great...need to get back on track.... <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin' <BR> <BR> Love Donna xxx <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 May 2014 00:34:59 EST Another short road trip... Hi we had a super time on yesterday's road trip..stopped at the cinabon place..yum rationing them....then did all the stores we wanted to in Minot and had a delicious buffet for supper..they even had shrimp and sweet potato fries 2 of my favorites! <BR> <BR> found quite a few things to buy especially at the book store..both hubby and I love to we stocked up... <BR> <BR> I bought a pair of $5 jeans and some shorts for summer, a couple souvenir t-shirts and lime green flip f... Sun, 18 May 2014 00:43:18 EST Road trip...woohoo......... HI just a quick shout out as we are off on our road trip to North Dakota and won't be back until really late!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day Sparkies and have a wonderful May long to all my Canadian friends!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin' <BR> <BR> Love Donna xxx <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> <em>433</em> <em>652</em> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:57:43 EST Busy with yard work... Hi today I helped with the usual chores, then did some yard cleaning up...gathered up some wood for next winter's wood stove. Mowed some grass... <BR> <BR> After lunch I went to town for the mail and I got a parcel from my sister for my birthday. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are going to Minot, North Dakota for a day trip...I love road trips.... will do some shopping and checking out what is new down there....always look forward to the spring trip! <BR> <BR> This is Canada's may long weekend...i... Thu, 15 May 2014 22:53:27 EST Fun early birthday party... Hi I had a great time at my early birthday party!! <BR> <BR> My 2 best friends came over after lunch and brought cake and presents!! We had a great visit and loads of fun...I found this post on fb that sums us went something like this..3 senior friends were out for a walk..the first one said it is windy, the second one said no I think it is Thursday and the last one said..I am thirsty too lets go for a! <BR> <BR> We made plans for our next get together...a concert in Ju... Thu, 15 May 2014 00:41:27 EST Still resting up from yesterday.... Hi I was a bit sore today especially my hand where a cow kicked the syringe out of my hand when I was vaccinating her.... ouch.... <BR> <BR> I did get some rest but did some clean up for my friends tomorrow (my early birthday party) and bottle fed a new born calf 2x today as she can't get up yet...hubby went to town to get the income tax papers..they are finally done ...groan... and then I went to town to pay the taxes, get the mail etc...then hubby had put some manure on my garden and today... Wed, 14 May 2014 00:22:14 EST Branded today!! Hi so glad we were able to get the branding done....all went well except for a few kicks..that is typical <BR> <BR> It has been a long day...we started at about 7am and were finished around 1 pm...the weather held with no rain and some sun but lots of wind :( <BR> <BR> I am really tired so an early night and short blog... <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin' <BR> <BR> <BR> Love Donna xxx <BR> <BR> woohoo time to CELEBRATE!! Branding is done!! <BR> I am feeling my age...... Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:32 EST Happy Mother's DAy!! Hi hope you all had a great Mother's DAy! <BR> <BR> I did! I chatted on line to my oldest daughter and opened the home made cards from my granddaughters and also they gave me 5 new charms for my Pandora bracelet they gave me for Christmas! My son called later in the day just before he left for work :) Hubby gave me a card and of course out for supper last night!! <BR> <BR> This afternoon I brought my neighbor (surrogate mother) to our greenhouse grand opening and bought myself some plants... Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:52 EST Happy early Mother's Day!! Hi <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a great weekend! We had a good day...we did! We did chores and then I did all the baking for branding..then off to Weyburn for a bit of shopping and ran into lots of friends and then took mother in law out for supper. <BR> <BR> Lots got done today. It was cloudy, windy and dreary...and way cold again!! So much for spring least we didn't get much rain yet..hope we don't get so much we can't brand!! Love to get that job done... <BR> <BR> We... Sun, 11 May 2014 00:01:59 EST The first beautiful spring day..... was a beautiful day!! Finally! <BR> <BR> So after chores..which included helping hubby rope and treat a sick calf from the herd...I did yard work...pruned a tree, mowed some grass, cleaned up, worked in flower beds, etc... <BR> <BR> Hubby was gone part of the morning helping neighbor with his sheep again... loading them for market.. <BR> <BR> After lunch I went with hubby to pick up a texas gate....we loaded the tractor onto the trailer and went down and loaded it up....then he ... Fri, 9 May 2014 22:20:46 EST wow what a busy day.... Hi..we had a very busy started at 6 am but we finally got our bulls semen tested and all went quite well...they all passed but one is only just over 50 %..the vet says he has rusty sperm lol....which should get better with time. Well that is a good job to be finally over! <BR> <BR> When we got them home we ran them through the chute and vaccinated and ivomeced them...then while we had the stuff mixed up we also did the replacement heifers...which made for a looong day....then we sta... Fri, 9 May 2014 00:51:09 EST What a day part two... Hi this will be the quickest of is 9:30 and I am ready for bed!! <BR> <BR> After chores this am I took the tire in to the town to the west of us...after hubby phoned and asked if it could be fixed this morning..they said yes so in I drove..almost a half hour drive...drop it off at 10:45 and ask when it will be done and they said after dinner!! Well we were helping our neighbor sort and tag his sheep right after dinner so I had to leave the tire and drive home make dinner, go sort ... Wed, 7 May 2014 23:48:23 EST What a day..... you ever have one of those days where everything went wrong...this was one of those days... <BR> <BR> Not eating or fitness wrong but just wrong... <BR> it started yesterday when we found out our accountant hasn't done our income tax yet even tho I dropped it off in early April...hubby on the rampage..then today we had a calf that is less than healthy and it was from the community pasture and that was bad news (we don't want to approach that subject) <BR> Today was supposed to be the... Wed, 7 May 2014 00:20:56 EST Happy Anniversary to my sister.... Hi.... <BR> <BR> I am still on party is my sister's Anniversary. I visited with her on the phone and mailed a card earlier. They live in Regina and are going out for supper tonight :) <BR> <BR> Today we had company as father in law drove out from Weyburn for coffee. He is retired and like to do crafts and sell at craft fairs....he brought us a couple airplanes he makes out of beer cans :) and brought out donuts from Timmy's :( <BR> <BR> Today was a good day except for the donu... Mon, 5 May 2014 22:21:07 EST My oldest daughter's Birthday today!! Hi ... <BR> <BR> Another day to celcbrate!! My oldest daughter is 33 today! Happy Birthday to her!! <BR> <BR> We had a great time at the dance recital. My little granddaughter was in 3 dances. We enjoyed watching cute :) She is 9. Did lots of visiting too and took a little break with daughter and her girls and her boyfriend went for subs...we had eaten an early supper..I had a yummy chicken wrap with a tossed salad. <BR> <BR> While we were waiting for the recital to start my 12 ... Sun, 4 May 2014 22:12:35 EST Road trip.... Hi I am blogging early as we are off on another road trip to Lanigan for my youngest granddaughter's dance recital!! <BR> <BR> It will be nice to see the kids and watch the dancing!! My daughter will be there too of course and tomorrow is her birthday so I can give her a birthday hug!! Unfortunately when I talked to her this morning she is feeling sick today..sore throat and ear ache :( <BR> <BR> Hubby decided to come along which is great so I won't have to worry about falling asleep on th... Sat, 3 May 2014 14:24:56 EST Celebrate... Hi <BR> things are going good so far...I am down a couple pounds..we went to Weyburn for new tires on the car and out for lunch and a bit of shopping. I bought a sundress at Walmart for $3 lol!! <BR> <BR> We also picked up all the vaccines we need for our herd for when we brand..after the corrals dry up..they are muck a foot deep!! The wet snow brought lots of moisture!! good for the pastures. <BR> <BR> I wasn't able to upload any pictures just went on and on and never came... Fri, 2 May 2014 23:56:15 EST Happy May everyone!! Hi.....May is my month of celebration! <BR> <BR> 4 year Sparkaversary! My Birthday!! My oldest daughter's birthday!! Mother's Day! <BR> <BR> There is so much to celebrate! <BR> <BR> May is also the month that my theme is Health and Beauty.. <BR> <BR> so it is appropriate to start my "fresh start" here on Spark!! <BR> <BR> Hope you are ready to join me on my adventure..back to health!! <BR> <BR> I will start with listing my goals for the month... <BR> <BR> May Goals... <BR> <BR> <e... Thu, 1 May 2014 23:19:50 EST Tomorrow is the big day..... Hi <BR> I am all geared up for my fresh start tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> I have been tracking my food and exercise and been getting 100+ points the last few days... <BR> <BR> I did my May OAMS (once a month shopping) and stocked up on lots of fruits and veggies....well hubby did need to stop at Tim Hortons..... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will refresh my page for may and then post a May goals blog..I am hoping to have a 31 day streak of blogging, tracking my food and exercise, etc :) <BR> <BR> Need ... Thu, 1 May 2014 00:42:33 EST It's been a good day... Hi <BR> <BR> I am getting used to sparkin' again! I have been getting some points and doing some tracking and prepping for my return to Spark :) <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your comments and for dropping by my blog and page :) I appreciate all your support! <BR> <BR> Most of what I did today was help with chores, off to town for mail and busy helping my neighbor plan a 90th birthday for her. It is going to be a come and go tea in the afternoon...then a family supper. Her birthday is in June ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:51:06 EST It's not easy getting back to Sparkin'...... Hi again...sorry I still haven't been blogging regularly! This winter that lasts for ever has made calving and chores too much for us! And yes I said winter...we had about 6 inches of wet snow overnight! <BR> <BR> This will be the week of really getting on track and May 1 is my target date to start tracking etc! May is the perfect time for my start date since when I first started years ago it was in Sparkaversary and my birthday month. <BR> <BR> May is also my month to focus on H... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:26:18 EST I'm back..... Hi Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> Oh how I have missed you all!! <BR> <BR> I have been away way too long and it is way past time to be back!! I have been trying to SIMPLIFY my life but cutting out Spark was not a good idea..the pounds have crept back and more and I need your help again! <BR> <BR> This will just be a quick blog...we are still calving..just down to 22 left out of 140 so it's been busy here down on the <BR> <BR> I will put up a blog with my new April goals and all tha... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:52:13 EST What a difference a week makes.... HI..the weather has taken a turn for cold!! and we have snow now too..winter is here now!! <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> It has been a busy week, I have finished painting the bedroom, did lots of cleaning and does one accumulate so many clothes??? ugh.... <BR> <BR> The cowboy finished hauling the flax straw bales he bought from the neighbor so I was doing most of the chores while he was busy doing this the last 3 days. We also took an old bull and cow to market on Monday so I h... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:54:54 EST Having some Indian Summer :) Hi the weather has been really nice here..not our typical November weather :) <BR> <BR> Yesterday I helped with some more fencing and put up the Christmas lights on the house. Didn't do too much painting, but a bit more..I'm now on the wood panelling and it needs to be primed first... <BR> <BR> In the late afternoon we went down to Plentywood Montana ( we live very close to the US border..aout 35 miles) We did a bit of shopping there and I got my photos done for my Christmas cards at the... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:53:03 EST More cattle to market today... Hi..we had a quiet and cold holiday Monday..we were busy with the cattle..rounded up the herd and moved them home and sorted the old ones for market. We found out we were missing some so off we went back to the fields and brought in the 40 we had missed...then more sorting... <BR> <BR> We watched quite a few programs on the history channel that were on for Remembrance Day. Didn't have a large enough span of time to get back painting in the bedroom but did some other jobs there..washed the s... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:43:01 EST Better sleep... Hi..I have had a busy day and I'm sure I will sleep well tonight. Part of my projects for today is painting my bedroom..have quite a lot done but need to put some things away before bedtime. <BR> <BR> We are watching the Canadian Finals Rodeo on tv tonight from Edmonton. Just the bull riding left and I'll be off to bed. <BR> <BR> It is very cold here but still no snow so we are thankful for that. The cowboy has been out doing some fence repairs and tomorrow we will round up the herd and ... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:29:10 EST Happy Friday!! Hi we got by with no snow so far... <BR> <BR> Did the usual chores and then went to town for mail and to drop off a car load of recycling..nice load out of my house..feels lighter already...hopefully I'll be lighter at tomorrow's weigh in for the 5% challenge.. <BR> <BR> It is hard to believe the 8 week challenge is half over already!! Next week we are focusing on getting enough sleep and that is usually very easy for me, except during calving when we take turns getting up in the night (ev... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 21:35:57 EST Road trip to the city... Hi yesterday we were gone to Regina all day..cowboy needed parts for his tractor and I did a bit of early Christmas shopping. We also ate out for dinner and supper so meals were not that waistline friendly...I did get some fiber in tho and bought some Walmart fiber bars that have 140 cals and 8 g of fiber :) <BR> <BR> Today we were back at the grind, chores etc...I did some cleaning up and putting away of stuff in the yard before winter arrives (snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow) I... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 23:53:45 EST Woo hoo!! Done hauling bales at home... Hi today is a day to celebrate as we are done hauling bales at home..we would be completely done but the cowboy bought some flax straw bales from a neighbor... <BR> <BR> Yesterday we started bright and early at the neighbors and helped him sort and load his calves for market..then hauled bales all day..cold, cold and windy but not snow like a bit further north. <BR> <BR> Today we woke to a skiff of snow and checked through the cattle then got back to hauling bales..we have almost 1500 big r... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:22:41 EST 2nd day of hospitality at our neighbor's.... Hi..this morning we were at the neighbor's a day break to help them sort and load 2 semi trailers with their calves..took about 3 or 4 hours....yes I am tired tonight, plus we hauled bales when we got home....we had a great time at the neighbors..lots of laughs and coffee after :) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we help another neighbor with his herd..and then haul more bales...we are on the downhill run now...wheew!! <BR> <BR> I have been working hard at getting lots of fiber this week for the 5% chall... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:35:07 EST Capital A of the Day and November Goals... Hi everyone..thanks to the Awesome A team for choosing me to be Capital A of the Day!! I have enjoyed all the attention and support!! Soo Cool!! <BR> <BR> I have had a great day..spent the morning doing chores and checking the herds with the cowboy, then after lunch I went to town to get the mail and then to another town to get bags of loose salt and minerals for the cattle. I helped load so lifted and carried about 12- 55 lb bags into the truck and then helped the cowboy unload them at h... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:05:33 EST Happy Halloween and October recap.... Hi..hope you are all having a very happy Halloween! <BR> Where has October gone??... <BR> <BR> First I will do a quick recap of the month..... <BR> <BR> My theme was Stop worrying and start living (and we were so busy this month I had no time to worry <em>431</em> ) <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> Refresh page..done..with a black and orange theme <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> 1000+ points...done <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> 1000+ fitness minutes...done <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> lots and lots of water..... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:25:49 EST More bale hauling... has been busy on the farm... yesterday we hauled the last of the bales from the east fields and got the cows moved out to graze..also went to town and did some recycling and out for lunch (I had a chicken wrap and a tossed salad) <BR> <BR> Today we checked through the herd and put out salt and minerals for them. Then back to hauling bales today....we had a bit of rain today but it didn't stop us... <BR> <BR> I feel like I am coming down with a cold :( not's mostly in my he... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:56:31 EST Today is Thanksgiving in Canada... Hi all and happy thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! <BR> <BR> It's been a busy weekend..we went to my oldest daughter's for Thanksgiving Sat and Sun. We had a great time! She just moved in with her boyfriend and we got a chance to see their place and meet his kids, also his parents :) They live in Melfort now and that is about a 5 hour drive from here... <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful fall drive..the fall colors everywhere!! <BR> <BR> So it was a bit of a slow start for the 5% challen... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:13:19 EST Fall 5% Challenge Pre-challenge countdown... "Today begins the rest of your life...make a difference" <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi..I finally have a bit of time tonight so I want to work on the pre-challenge <BR> countdown. I am all comfy on the loveseat with my laptop and hockey game :) <BR> <BR> 1. Introduction and exercise...I introduced myself on the team page and my exercise plan is get moving the most I can. I have a new elliptical and will use that and my recumbent bike plus the active farm work I usually do... <BR> <BR> 2.Nutrition ... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:17:29 EST Calling all slowcooker fans..this is Crocktober.... Hi one of my goals for the month is to use my crockpot more often (I stole crocktober from a magazine) <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear from you and what are some of your favorite fall recipes for the slowcooker... <BR> <BR> It is so handy for me to throw supper in and then help the cowboy haul bales all day and supper is ready for us. <BR> <BR> Last night I just put round steak strips and a squirt of BBQ sauce...too bad we were out later than we thought and it kind of over cooked..but still ta... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:18:08 EST October's Goals.... Hi friends!! <BR> <BR> Here we are into October already and I need to list my theme and goals for the month!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Besides the usual themes of fall and thanksgiving my theme is <BR> "Stop worrying and Start living" borrowed from Oprah... <BR> <BR> Here are my goals... <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> refresh page <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> 1000+ points <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> 1000+ fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> lots and lots of water <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> 5% F... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:50:11 EST September catch up.... Hi...time to get my spark back!! <BR> <BR> Sorry I have missed so many blogs...fall and harvest is such a busy time here in the country...we have most of the fall jobs done..just bales to haul and corrals to clean. We even did some combining this year and have 1 1/2 graineries full of oats. We are just on the 3rd day of hauling bales and have about 1500 huge round bales to haul in and try to get 10 to 12 loads of 11 bales at a time per day.....yes weeks left :) My garden is about wrapped up... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:34:41 EST Missed a few days blogging... Hi been really busy here..I had a fun day with my friend in the city on Monday, spent yesterday cleaning house for company and helping with cattle, today made 12 bags of tomato sauce to freeze and the spent the afternoon with one of my other best friends visiting her Aunt and Uncle..who are also friends and neighbors of mine :) <BR> <BR> The company I'm getting ready for is my Aunt and a cousin from northern BC. I haven't seen my Aunt in 18 years and I haven't seen my cousin in 50 years (wh... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:02:59 EST Missed a few days blogging... Hi been really busy here..I had a fun day with my friend in the city on Monday, spent yesterday cleaning house for company and helping with cattle, today made 12 bags of tomato sauce to freeze and the spent the afternoon with one of my other best friends visiting her Aunt and Uncle..who are also friends and neighbors of mine :) <BR> <BR> The company I'm getting ready for is my Aunt and a cousin from northern BC. I haven't seen my Aunt in 18 years and I haven't seen my cousin in 50 years (wh... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:02:40 EST Rainy day... Hi..we did a few cattle checks and puttered today.. <BR> <BR> off to bed early as I'm taking a friend to the city tomorrow for an appointment :) and a fun girls day :) <BR> <BR> She figured the scratching wouldn't burn many calories but the lost skins may help at weigh in lol!! <BR> <BR> More tomorrow...the itching is almost gone been using calomine lotion... <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping by..keep on sparkin' <BR> <BR> Love Donna xxx Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:29:11 EST Fun day in Moose Jaw.... Hi I had a very fun day at the antique tractor museum and threshing demo!! Then we did a bit of shopping in Moose Jaw ..I found the blue grapes we've been waiting for :) and then went out for supper and back was showering here when we left this a.m. and it had rained 1/2 inch while we were gone so not a working day anyway!! <BR> <BR> Just really tired from walking for hours and hours...and I'm itchy too (swimmers itch from yesterday!! I usually never get it and we showered as soon ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:35:20 EST Working cattle in the heat.... Hi today we did some cattle work..rounded up and pulled the bulls and moved the 2 big home herds together in one barley field for them to graze. Most of the day went fine..the last herd to move were stubborn and we finally got them near the gate and they all waded out into a big slough! I hopped off my quad and jumped right in too lol!! it felt sooo good!! we finally got them all where they were supposed to be and were ready to take part of the afternoon off! <BR> <BR> So we changed into ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:21:05 EST Another hot day.... Hi it's been so hot here we are not used to so many hot would be nice if we had a/c but only in the vehicles not in the house or tractors :( <BR> <BR> Today hubby finished all the cutting so we have the little field to combine and lots and lots of feed to bale..then the job of hauling all the bales..... <BR> <BR> Typical fall work.... <BR> L <BR> Today I did some housework and laundry, then after lunch I went to town for mail and then checked the far cows...when I got home I bro... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:23:22 EST Quick blog tonight... Hi.., just a quick blog, I am really really tired tonight..I ran the haybine and cut green barley this morning and then swathed the ripe oat field to combine...also did lots of walking moving machinery around..and quadded the cattle at home and gave them minerals... <BR> <BR> At least it was a bit of a cooler day..I'm tired of the heat wave too!! <BR> <BR> Need to go to bed early tonight..hope you all had busy productive days too!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comment... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:09:44 EST OAMS day in Weyburn..... Hi...been a busy day here...spent most of today on a road trip to our closest little city and stocked up on the month's groceries..also did a bunch of recycling...old clothes (from my daughter's move) bottles, cans and glass...pop cans to father in law for his crafts..also had lunch with the in laws and saw lots of friends to visit with!! I love the socializing in this little city..I see people I know everywhere I go :) <BR> <BR> Then on to groceries..and off to home in time for afternoon c... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:23:25 EST Happy Labour Day.... Hi..hope you are enjoying the last long weekend of the summer!! The last hurrah so to speak... <BR> <BR> It's just another day down on the farm...I have been keeping track of all my back to basics..I may even get my food logged for yesterday and today!! <BR> <BR> I worked at the usual Monday jobs..housework, chores, laundry, bedding....checked the far cow herd with hubby and even started the day very relaxing with coffee out on the patio :) <BR> <BR> Hubby is out baling right now and I'm ... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:22:21 EST September goals.... Hi all...time to put up some September goals.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> My theme is back to...routines/learning/basics/work/courage<BR>...... <BR> "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway" <BR> ~John Wayne <BR> <em>150</em> refresh page...already done <BR> <em>150</em> 1000+ points <BR> <em>150</em> 1000+ fit minutes <BR> <em>150</em> lots and lots of water <BR> <em>150</em> back to basics <BR> <em>150</em> track food <BR> <em>150</em> blog regularly!! <BR> <... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:22:44 EST August recap... I won't say where did August <BR> <BR> I've had a busy month that started with 2 busy and fun filled weeks with my 2 granddaughters..aged 11 and 8 :) We enjoyed the swim lessons, the first week was cool and rainy but the second week was great swimming weather!! I swam most days in the afternoon with them! One evening we bought some fireworks and the girls really liked that :) We also did lots of crafts and cooking and the girls wanted to do some cleaning for money... <BR> <BR> If... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 00:50:04 EST Quick July recap... Hi dear spark friends... <BR> <BR> I have been missing blogging but have found it really hard to blog in July. The month started out hot and sunny and I spent the first few days in the tractor working summer fallow in the heat with no a/c. Did lots of thinking and planning for my July theme and goals...I had read in a book to come up with your own name for life instead of "rat race" so during my time I came up with "joy ride" :) with all the riding I do..years on the school bus, miles and ... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 00:14:08 EST