ELMA1913's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELMA1913 ELMA1913'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/ Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670412 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1124737327.jpg"> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:34:47 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669639 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44769634.jpg"> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:36:49 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668896 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1038722355.jpg"> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:19 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668045 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741539521.jpg"> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:01:33 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667158 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l979006134.jpg"> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:28:49 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666446 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l392557266.jpg"> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:23:26 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665593 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l961860407.jpg"> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:33:15 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665165 For just about two minutes last evening the sun came out and made everything look golden. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1009570613.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There was even a rainbow. <em>41</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115341744.jpg"> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:55:21 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664142 This might be how the weekend will go....we are 'cat sitting' our grandcat this week end, and it is always interesting action between our dog and the cat - in this case, it might be reversed! Our dog is the perfect host - gives in to the cat all the time, even letting her sleep in the "dog" chair. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1313157030.jpg"> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:38:42 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663282 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1256629545.jpg"> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:45:18 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662929 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2005428614.jpg"> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:25:20 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661534 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264972457.jpg"> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:59:09 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845375932.jpg"> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:48:29 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659871 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1069609650.jpg"> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:11:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659148 This seems appropriate according to the weather advisory for this weekend - from 3 to 7 inches of snow - and then on Monday it is suppose to get up to 60 degrees! Love this Spring weather here in Ohio.....NOT <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946490632.jpg"> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:32:26 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658401 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1791298064.jpg"> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:26:50 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657577 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327080742.jpg"> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:44:06 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656849 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1457353375.jpg"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:14:51 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655964 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829614269.jpg"> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:10:12 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655196 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1180312876.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I find this quite funny, mainly because when my daughter was younger and had to wear a retainer (one that was SUPPOSE to stay in all the time), our Shiz Zu came out to the kitchen one morning with the retainer in her mouth - and yes, she did have it in just like the cat in the picture. For some strange reason, my daughter refused to put it back in her mouth until her dentist disinfected it! I still laugh when I r... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:40:01 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654454 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1306142759.jpg"> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:38:48 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653823 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1192206636.jpg"> <BR> After yesterday's beautiful sun rise, we rec'd an inch of snow! It was a beautiful walk, with the snow falling fast and furious and NO wind!!! Unfortunately, there were a lot of accidents yesterday morning, and by the middle of the afternoon the temperature was 50 degrees and all the snow had melted. Love March snows for that reason - they don't stay long. <BR> One more picture - took this yesterday afternoon, the ac... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:18:24 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652976 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158954205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bonus pictures: This morning's beautiful sun rise. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709489347.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l325645013.jpg"> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:58:01 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652186 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1960682760.jpg"> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:29:05 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651401 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1100751152.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is one of my favorite picture that I took a couple of years ago. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:11:41 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650532 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1827382542.jpg"> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:57:20 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649694 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694207427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thanks to all who commented on my blog yesterday and left well wishes. My knee is doing somewhat better (YAY), thanks to taking ibuprofen and putting ice pack on the knee at least ten times. Husband thinks I might have had a piece of cartilage come loose. Whatever the case, I am thankful that the swelling and pain is going down. Just have to remind myself to limit my walking. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:06:39 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649013 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1800677391.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh, the joy of getting older! I don't mind getting older - after all, I sure would be missing a lot on this wonderful earth if I wasn't - it is the aches and pains that come along with age. I don't even care if my hair is losing it's color. What I do mind and am not very happy about this morning is the fact that my knee has decided that it is taking a turn at not co-operating with my idea of walking. Ice and r... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:11:08 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648370 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539945419.jpg"> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:39:07 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647513 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1793565968.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Buzzurds, Red-winged Blackbirds and Killdeer are all back now and letting us see and hear them. (love the call of the Killdeer! It is getting light earlier every day, and of course it is now almost 8 p.m. when it gets dark. All we need is the temperatures to be in the 50's and 60's. My aconites are blooming, and I even saw the nubs of the rhubarb plant poking through the ground on Tuesday. All this makes ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:50:21 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646760 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l738191809.jpg"> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:21:46 EST w http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645972 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1429644577.jpg"> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:50:51 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645267 Red sky in morning, sailors take warning....not sure I would call the sky red this morning, but we definitely have another winter storm warning or watch out for early tomorrow morning! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243167961.jpg"> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:47:15 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644206 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1669657237.jpg"> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:46:27 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643566 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1409541666.jpg"> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:18:19 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642708 <BR> The picture below is actually from Jan. 12 of last year - aconites were blooming on my birthday! Since I has just come home the day before from have triple by-pass surgery (99,98, & 85% blockage) this was a wonderful gift to see and enjoy. Yesterday, I was able to get out twice for a very nice walk, and racked up over 13,000 steps in the process. That is the first time all winter that I was able to get 10,000 steps in. And when we came home I walked around the yard and noticed that ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 08:37:27 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641882 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l826640957.jpg"> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:10:14 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641089 The icicle my husband found yesterday - thankfully it was NOT from our house! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1916477706.jpg"> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 07:59:46 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640696 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1591636633.jpg"> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 18:23:09 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579421129.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Normally, when we think of March snows, we know that within three days it will be melted. With temperatures at 5 degrees this morning, I think it will be more than three days this time.... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:17:11 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638305 One of the first things I do in January, is to start dreaming and planning my gardens - not this year though. I couldn't even get excited about it. Finally, I am - and I have already rec'd some seeds that I ordered (even though it is still waaaay too early to plant). Looking forward to fresh vegetables from the garden - and that is what keeps me going through all this cold, snowy Winter. How about you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1807051151.jpg"> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:14:35 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1161601325.jpg"> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 10:57:17 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636706 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l355312979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have never wanted the month of February to be over with as much as I did this year! Unfortunately, the weather forecast for March doesn't sound much better - with another major storm warning out for tomorrow and Monday. If warm weather ever gets here this year, I will be jumping up and down with joy. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:44:09 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635851 Another flower picture to help us remember that Spring will eventually get here. <BR> This happens to be my very favorite iris that I have - and iris's are my all-time favorite flower and fragrance. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82768608.jpg"> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:11:28 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635098 Today's picture is a picture of our back yard a couple of summers ago.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1195155756.jpg"> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:35:40 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634097 Wednesday's flower picture - remember: THINK SPRING <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1223958826.jpg"> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:28:22 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633299 Starting several days of flowers pictures - anything to get me through this Winter! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188425563.jpg"> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:00:45 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632225 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l935175480.jpg"> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:28:39 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972223158.jpg"> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:47:11 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630857 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1118871855.jpg"> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:32:12 EST