DUSTYPRAIRIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DUSTYPRAIRIE DUSTYPRAIRIE'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/ January - A Month Devoted to Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291726 This month I will be doing a 3 wk challenge my dil is hosting. It's a commitment to proper eating and exercise. This particular challenge will be 21 days starting Monday, Jan 9. The idea is to get moving and to eat healthy. <BR> <BR> I like the timing. I will be country dancing so there is time to learn the moves and routines before the actual challenge begins <BR> <BR> In the meanwhile there is time for reflection. What worked last year? What didn't? Were there new trigger points?... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 07:42:04 EST Life's roller coaster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256800 Just a short update. I've been on the roller coaster since the news that my brother Dave was in his last days on this earth. I know most of you understand as you've had to go through it with a loved one. <BR> <BR> Sobbing, laughter, eating binges. It's all part of the process. It doesn't help that it's almost Halloween. I was in the market and they had a huge inflatable coffin. I just froze on the spot, tears running down my face. <BR> <BR> I'd like to thank everyone who has sent wor... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:49:06 EST Wicked Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243116 Every once in awhile I feel like just doing something "wicked". Not really, but something different. Or something I haven't done in a long time. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get like that? <em>334</em> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:24:21 EST Soup for Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238925 It's that time of year. Chilly mornings, warm days. I'm loving it. <BR> <BR> As we ease into autumn my eating habits change slightly. I've decided a nice soup for brekkie most days would be very satisfying. Just think, a flavorful broth-based soup chock full of veggies and some protein to warm the body and set it up for a healthy day. <BR> <BR> I do have to watch sodium. There was a time my meds robbed sodium from my body so I didn't even have to think about it. This is a good opp t... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:46:21 EST Fall 5% Challenge is on the horizon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232271 Everyone is invited! Teams are forming! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp?gid=67775 <BR> <BR> Spread the word!!!!! <em>381</em> Thu, 8 Sep 2016 11:28:38 EST Motivated for August Accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210176 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c282aa8-455f-40a3-bb09-433cd55e965a.JPG"> I'm just back from a camping trip in this part of gorgeous Colorado. Plenty of sunshine and walking was just part of this fantastic trip. <BR> <BR> Today through Wed I'm doing a 3-day re-fresh program than will return to the 21-day Fix program. My exercise program is the Slim in Six and Tai Cheng. <BR> <BR> It's going to be the best month of the year so far! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 07:39:38 EST Week One, Day Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190469 I had a healthy breakfast of fresh pineapple and cottage cheese within 1 hour of getting up. That's 2 checks already! The day's menu is carefully planned out. I am happy to say I have a perfectly balanced menu. Another check. <BR> <BR> Exercise today is gardening, scrubbing the kitchen floor on hands and knees, and a "fix" routine. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your support! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:20:18 EST Week One/Day Two Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189751 Yesterday went very well with my food plan. Turns out the retirement party is next week so no temptation of party food. I did bring a chicken wrap with me and had 1/2 in the car while hubby drove us to a fast food place. I just had plain tea. On the ride home I ate the other half and was quite pleased with myself. <BR> <BR> Exercise-wise I have to adjust a little. Rather than full workout routines I will have to do increments of exercise 5-10 minutes at a time due to physical issues. I... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:42:12 EST Summer 5% Challenge: Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189207 Day one of the 8 week challenge. I'm on the Tiger Monarch team. I'm giving this challenge my best effort ever and surpass my goal of 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:34:18 EST We'll See.... Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169253 Yesterday was a flip-flop of last Friday's doc visit. I had the weekend to think about the situation and went with a list of questions and concerns, including what hadn't been discussed on Friday. <BR> <BR> The doc looked at me and asked what changed because I came in happy and energetic. I told him I had exercised gardening and had sore muscles, in a good way, to prove it. My meals were healthier and at consistent times for the most part. He was very pleased. <BR> <BR> We had a very go... Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:18 EST We'll see http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167379 My doctor's visit went so-so. I have a new doc and he asked so many questions. Among them, why did I stop taking certain meds? Why didn't I go to pain management? He wasn't critical but I still felt little. <BR> <BR> Why take a med that makes me sick? I'd already taken pain management under another doc's care. I felt like I had to defend myself which was very uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> It is frustrating when they start wanting to you to see a specialist, who refers you to another, who ... Sat, 21 May 2016 08:09:21 EST Duck, Duck, Duck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137021 Yesterday was ever so interesting around here. I went to check on the ducklings only to find one missing. I looked everywhere so decided to wait to hear it cry out. Meanwhile, the others made a mess of things splashing most of the water out of the (dog style) waterer. I brought it into the bathroom to clean but decided to have another go-round at locating the missing duck putting off that nasty chore. No luck finding ducklet. <BR> <BR> Later I heard a strange noise coming from the bath... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 10:20:01 EST Hello Again, World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129844 I'm back online using dh's computer til the battery for mine arrives. The phone is working again. I am pleased and relieved that it turned out a mouse did not eat at the wiring but that the power strip to the base line was wonky. <BR> <BR> I never did adjust the bedroom clock to daylight savings time. Hubby did last night. I am so used to adding an hour in my head to it's time I am up at 2am instead of 3. There is a gorgeous moon lighting up the night sky I get to see. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:23:07 EST Loss of Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127372 Last week the battery in my computer died. By Sunday evening my phone decided not to work. I suspect a mouse chewed some wires. It's been a very long week without being able to talk to folks unless I drive to town. It's spring break so didn't even get Bible study and hubby is on a mission in NC. <BR> <BR> I'm here at the library but I probably won't be back here til sometime next week. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Easter weekend everyone. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:10:51 EST Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113160 It tastes like it anyway. Pureed pumpkin in my oatmeal with pumpkin pie spice and stevia. What a great way to start week two! <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 06:31:40 EST A Slice of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104564 I love getting a peek into your lives. We are all so alike and yet so different. It's like driving in winter and getting a split second view into someone's lit house. I wonder who they are and what they are experiencing. <BR> <BR> My life is quiet, but not dull. The other night dh went out to help a neighbor. He came in so excited because they got the fox raiding the chicken coop. He brought me home the prized tail. (thoughts of Daniel Boone running through my head at the sight) Toda... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:15:55 EST My Funny Holiday Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036172 It was the first year hubby and I were married and the first time meeting many of the new rellies. Our host, dh's uncle, had just bought a smoker and had a turkey large enough for everyone and then some. <BR> <BR> The smoky aroma filled the air. Inside the women gathered and made sides. The kids set the table and decorated with their unique creations. The women and kids were all set but the uncle kept saying the bird wasn't ready. <BR> <BR> Finally the turkey was presented and we all ga... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:40:21 EST it does rain in Southern California http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934234 So far it has rained either day, night, or a little of both since I got here. no matter, it's not hot! perfect weather to rest up for the couple of hectic days ahead! Mon, 25 May 2015 22:13:48 EST I brought raim! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932646 (stuck key - please bear with me) <BR> <BR> I had a fabulous flight to Cali. Durimg my first might here I woke up to the soumd of raim hittimg the wimdows. So relaximg. Whoever asked me to brimg raim to Cali - I did some durimg the might amd a little more the mext a.m! <BR> <BR> Two of the gramds figured out I was comimg but 2 were surprised. it was a happy reumiom. <BR> <BR> I got here just im time to see the 4th graders class play. it was amazimg! Everyome participated im 1 way or t... Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:43 EST One More Sleep and I'm Off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930638 Tomorrow is the big day. I''ll be flying out of Denver to sunny California. Only grown-ups know of my plans. What a fun surprise for the grands! <BR> <BR> The only thing I have left to do is pack and make a fabulous dinner for dh & I this evening. Due to circumstances he won't be along with me on the trip so this needs to be a special evening. <BR> <BR> it's pouring here as a hearty storm system is passing through. While my "me time" is working in the garden it looks like that is not g... Tue, 19 May 2015 08:01:30 EST Hectic Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930061 I have been cooking, freezing and canning for the past 3 days. i'll be leaving for dgs's hs graduation on Wednesday. All the produce needs to be dealt with. At least the canning is done but there are still a few freezer meals to prepare. <BR> <BR> dh will be on a short trip of his own so I have to make arrangements to have the animals taken care of and get self watering systems in the garden. <BR> <BR> It will be crazy a dd's home. She has sold her house and will be moving just a few da... Mon, 18 May 2015 09:42:34 EST Trying to be, and stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918676 I connected with someone from my past this afternoon. never did I expect to find out friends had passed on. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:44:05 EST Get Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908847 Have you been feeling pain, down or had some serious symptoms you've tried to put aside? <BR> <BR> A family member had this happen recently. he put off going to get physical help which led to emotional downfall. he was literally at the edge and somehow felt he deserved it. he could no longer work - something he did from a pre-teen. it took it's toll. <BR> <BR> There are folks that care about you. There are so many here at sp that care even though they don't know you personally. <BR> <... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:03:56 EST Thinking of So Many Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907806 There are so many folks I'd love to say hello to and thank for their support and encouragement. Some aren't on SP anymore and one passed. Everyone has had some sort of impact on my life. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>41</em> <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 15:14:43 EST Off and....crawling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905473 I'm trying to get in exercise even 5 minutes at a time trying to build back strength. Getting my 8 glasses of water is no problem because liquids are a key to recovery in this household. <BR> <BR> We have an unusual Eater meal planned - stuffed jumbo shrimp. Easter is usually my special lamb, my annual treat. Trying to find it around here, let alone at a sale price is a feat in itself. It works out considering dh and my energy levels. So quick and easy and special! <BR> <BR> dh doesn'... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 19:03:40 EST Ready, Willing and Able http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904622 For the spring 5% challenge I will start off a little turtle-like as I get over this respiratory infection. That's ok. There are <em>134</em> <em>134</em> , <em>172</em> <em>172</em> , and some in between. <BR> <BR> The important thing is committing to ourselves and helping others help themselves once they have committed. <BR> <BR> I am convinced this particular challenge is going to bring me through things I never expected. I have already made friends with many members of m... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:47:20 EST Delays Far & Near http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903701 On the way to the doc's yesterday our car had mechanical problems. We ended up missing ou doc appnts. This upset me because the quicker we heal the quicker we can visit with my brother. He needs us. I have to believe the situation is in God's hands. <BR> <BR> db's surgery was postponed until this morning. This is the 3rd postponement since Saturday. Again, it's all in God's hands. <BR> <BR> The hospital will only tell us "he's not in his room". That can mean in the recovery room. Th... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:17:18 EST Tuesday of a Strange Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902851 Yesterday my db was due for open heart surgery. All I know is he is in a hospital in Utah, assumably unable to communicate. While nothing in comparison, dh & I are fighting a respiratory challenge and feel like we're living in a balloon. <BR> <BR> Today doc appnt's and a round of antibiotics, we hope. As soon as we are not contagious we'll have details on when and where we visit him in the coming month. <BR> <BR> Continued prayers are welcome. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:50:20 EST Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901096 In preparation for the Spring 2015 5% Spring Challenge this blog comes with honesty with myself and soul-searching. <BR> <BR> 1. List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. <BR> <BR> This past winter was sedentary most of the time. Some was genuine due to medical issues, some was just plain laziness and lack of motivation. Some personal circumstances were excuses not to pay daily attention and denying that I was he... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:02:35 EST Illness Interferes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900039 Cold and allergy season. What started as a head cold advanced to a horrible cough and chest cold. I tried herbal solutions including teas and topical meds, steam and menthol rubs. <BR> <BR> it is hard to get into exercise when I end up coughing the more I exert myself. The spring 5% challenge starts 4 April. I hope to be ready. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:46:24 EST A Jump on Spring Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894434 These past few weeks I have taken charge of my home instead of the other way around Each day I work on one or two projects, pecking away at them as the day, and sometimes middle of the night, wear on. <BR> <BR> Some areas even got a deep clean. When my new vacuum arrives in a few days things will be even better. I can clean up the messes I made i.e. dust and those little bits of paper and dust balls that find their way under and behind furnishings. <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> Spring, you ... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:42:27 EST A Wonderful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890967 Yesterday I had one of those much needed days when things just went right from the time I got up to the time I went to bed. <BR> <BR> The highlight of my day was being blessed meeting up with a dear friend. We went to a buffet and chatted. Lunch hour came and went. There weren't very many patrons. Otherwise we wouldn't have spent 3 hours chatting! And that didn't include in front of the restaurant or in the parking lot! <BR> <BR> We all need those days. <em>104</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:52:31 EST A Wonderful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890966 Yesterday I had one of those much needed days when things just went right from the time I got up to the time I went to bed. <BR> <BR> The highlight of my day was being blessed meeting up with a dear friend. We went to a buffet and chatted. Lunch hour came and went. There weren't very many patrons. Otherwise we wouldn't have spent 3 hours chatting! And that didn't include in front of the restaurant or in the parking lot! <BR> <BR> We all need those days. <em>104</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:52:07 EST A Wonderful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890963 Yesterday I had one of those much needed days when things just went right from the time I got up to the time I went to bed. <BR> <BR> The highlight of my day was being blessed meeting up with a dear friend. We went to a buffet and chatted. Lunch hour came and went. There weren't very many patrons. Otherwise we wouldn't have spent 3 hours chatting! And that didn't include in front of the restaurant or in the parking lot! <BR> <BR> We all need those days. <em>104</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:50:17 EST A Little Space http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889189 I have had some time on my hands. During the past week I worked in short spaces of time towards some goals at home. Things that were overwhelming to me got chopped into little, achievable bits. While it may not look like it to someone who came into my home, I know I have come a long way. <BR> <BR> In the process I am learning that baby steps apply to many areas of life. In taking the time to do it this way I am more relaxed, my mind is clearer, and at every task accomplished there is an a... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 12:03:18 EST A Little Space http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889188 I have had some time on my hands. During the past week I worked in short spaces of time towards some goals at home. Things that were overwhelming to me got chopped into little, achievable bits. While it may not look like it to someone who came into my home, I know I have come a long way. <BR> <BR> In the process I am learning that baby steps apply to many areas of life. In taking the time to do it this way I am more relaxed, my mind is clearer, and at every task accomplished there is an a... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 12:03:18 EST Change is in the Air http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882976 Ever feel like something significant is about to happen? That's me today. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:26:38 EST Shiney Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882463 We're between snow squalls. right now the snow is meling from the bottom and top. The sun is shining which makes that melting top layer shimmer and shine. So beautiful. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:51:09 EST Comfort Food Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879736 Tonight I plan to serve a chicken, sweet potato soup. It's a comfort food but oh, so healthy. <BR> <BR> I have to be careful with my portion sizes. Comfort foods are so easy to indulge in. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:01:26 EST The Weather Roller Coaster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878692 <em>67</em> <em>259</em> We still on the weather roller-coaster, as is much of the country. 75o today, sunny and just gorgeous. <BR> <BR> Don't be jealous. The meteorologist just informed us that my area is in the bulls-eye of the coming weekend storm. By Monday night we should be under 2 feet of snow. <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> There is also supposed to be high winds. <BR> Run over the emergency list (reminding self) Meds, water, animal food, people food, ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:34:30 EST My Newest Grand Arrived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874965 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1707838484.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The newest member of my family tree arrived in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. This picture is of Shawn and his daddy, my son. I am so excited! <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:41:37 EST Snail Mail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868390 I am proud to say that I am forming the habit of getting letters and cards in the mail to family and friends. <em>104</em> Folks appreciate the personal touch. <BR> <BR> Some will be shocked to know I do not text unless I'm at an airport. I will do the occasional IM. There's something to be said about living in the last century. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 05:28:53 EST Crazy with Avacados http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867700 <em>376</em> This week avacados are on sale for 49c each. For you all on the west coast that is not impressive, but here it is. I bought 8, dh 2. The avacados went from "eat today" to rock hard. <BR> <BR> The first couple were additions in salads and sandwiches. Wonderful! <BR> <BR> Two were intended for our Superbowl salad. Saturday night they still weren't quite ripe. Sunday - yes! They were ready. The guac was tasty! <BR> <BR> Here's the crazy. ALL of them suddenly became ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:29:03 EST Giving ourselves permission.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867015 ... to eat healthy portions, no matter what the food. <BR> <BR> It's Superbowl Sunday. So many folks have given themselves permission to indulge. The better word is be a food gluten. It's become tradition. I heard one talk show hostess say that calories don't count today. Too many of us have that mentality. <BR> <BR> dh & I have a plan. Nacho salad, the nacho chips being the indulgence. We will stick to one portion. The salad will be topped with fresh salsa (home-made), avocado, let... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:06:18 EST Rainbow Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865784 Today is produce stock-up day. purple eggplant, red tomatoes, orange/yellow/green citrus, yellow bananas, greens. Can't leave green avacados off the list. That's just some of my list! <BR> <BR> Brown rice is on sale for 69c a pound. I'm bringing a big zipper bag with me. I am shocked I ran out of rice! <BR> <BR> Wish me great bargains! <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>284</em> <em>485</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>370</em> <em>372</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:04:17 EST Team Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863721 dh decided to take charge of the clutter in the parlor. I was overwhelmed. he put stuff out on the porch and laid a new rug. I am in the process of sorting it all. <BR> <BR> The house already feels larger! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:35:42 EST Towel Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856869 SP has a great towel workout. Going out-of-town this is convenient at hotels and no equipment to lug around. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp<BR>?post=the_towel_workout_makes_toning_easy <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 05:00:06 EST BPA Free Utensils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856186 I got it in my head to make sure my cooking utensils are BPA free. That spurred dh on to check them out. He loves shopping more than I do. He was not happy with the pricing but agrees it's an important step to our health to replace our current items. <BR> <BR> If anyone knows of a place that carries them we'd be appreciative to have your recommendations. Quality products make a big difference! <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:36:18 EST Simple Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854984 it's still early but so many things have already blessed me. <BR> <BR> Watching the puppy play with the peanut butter container. he never actually bit the plastic (I watched to make sure) but exercised his tongue getting every last tiny bit. <BR> <BR> opening the icebox to see that dh had put away last night's leftovers. <BR> <BR> The sunrise - it was gorgeous. <BR> <BR> puttering in the kitchen. I got to prep the fresh produce. Sauce is already made for eggplant parm! The aroma is ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:47:53 EST i am so thankful.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823736 ... I get to celebrate this day with my hubby. he's been out-of-state during the past couple of years. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:58:45 EST