FERRETLOVER1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FERRETLOVER1 FERRETLOVER1'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/ 07-22-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743952 “To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” ~William Shakespeare Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:32:57 EST 07-21-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743208 “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” ~Joe Girard Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:38:14 EST 07-20-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742553 “The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” ~Abraham Lincoln Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:07:11 EST 07-19-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741927 “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” ~Emilie Coue Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:45:55 EST 07-18-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741263 “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:10:55 EST 07-17-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740570 Your next chapter shouldn't be about crafting an all new you. It's about finding the strength to be the amazing person you already are. <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:59:21 EST 07-16-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739856 “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” ~Doug Firebaugh Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:25:11 EST 07-15-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739115 "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." -Christopher Columbus Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:51:18 EST 7-14-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738394 “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:35:03 EST 07-13-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737732 “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> I interpret this to mean that you should concentrate on one thing at a time. What do you think it means? Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:15:34 EST 07-12-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737155 “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~William Faulkner Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:53:11 EST 07-11-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736486 A smile is the carnation in the buttonhole of life. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:55:25 EST 07-10-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735840 “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” ~John Wanamaker Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:34:07 EST 07-09-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735107 “Little by little does the trick.” ~Aesop Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:09:50 EST 07-08-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734298 "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." -John Wayne Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:18:06 EST 07-07-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733543 “Every choice you make has an end result.” ~Zig Ziglar Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:47:23 EST 07-06-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732898 “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb Sun, 6 Jul 2014 06:07:52 EST Pictures from July 4th parade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1605208601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cliff and me at the Skokie July 4th Parade <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071923203.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1028007988.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1810744207.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Camel at the parade <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l738888257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 13:39:22 EST 07-05-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732330 “The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.” ~Al Neuharth Sat, 5 Jul 2014 07:38:28 EST 07-04-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731754 <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> FOURTH OF <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 07:11:26 EST 07-03-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731090 “Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~George Bernard Shaw Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:25:05 EST 07-02-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730322 “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” ~Maya Angelou Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:26:41 EST 07-01-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729622 “Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” ~Thomas L. Holdcroft Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:29:44 EST 06-30-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728866 “Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.” ~Napoleon Hill Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:19:21 EST 06-29-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728200 “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~Victor E. Frankl Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:11:55 EST 06-28-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727567 “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” ~Dennis P. Kimbro Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:47:43 EST 06-27-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726885 “You can complain that roses have thorns, or rejoice that thorns have roses.” ~Ziggy <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:23:49 EST 06-26-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726138 “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~Thomas Jefferson Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:34:39 EST 06-25-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725345 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:23:54 EST 06-24-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724718 “The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.” ~J. Harold Wilkins Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:04:22 EST 06-23-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723857 “The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” ~William James Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:45:01 EST 06-22-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723234 “Attitude: It is our best friend or our worst enemy.” ~John C. Maxwell Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:49:59 EST 06-21-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722611 “Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” ~Zig Ziglar Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:22:53 EST 06-20-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721899 “No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” ~Bill Phillips Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:55:59 EST 06-19-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721144 "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." -Nora Ephron Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:09:11 EST 06-18-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720394 A friend is someone who believes in you, when you have ceased to believe in yourself. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:21:57 EST 06-17-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719636 "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."&#8203; -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:50:04 EST 6/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718841 Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:48:36 EST 6/15/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718235 I am back...thanks to all my SparkFriends who cared enough about me to ask what was going on and what could they do to help. <BR> __________________________ <BR> <BR> Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 06:10:06 EST Monday 5-19-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698155 I am at a crossroads today. I am very seriously considering leaving SparkPeople. With all the stresses in my life lately, I just don't know if I want to continue. Mon, 19 May 2014 07:43:52 EST Sunday 5-18-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697461 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1178890925.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cliff & I went to Skokie's Festival of Cultures yesterday. This is an annual event that we have been going to since we got married...and I was going there before I got married. It's a great way to spend a day enjoying entertainment and food from all different cultures. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 May 2014 07:11:22 EST Saturday 5-17-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696803 The man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone called 911. <BR> <BR> When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint. <BR> <BR> "It was enough to make anybody faint," he said. "My son asked me for the keys to the garage, and instead of driving the car out, he came out with the lawn mower!" Sat, 17 May 2014 06:39:04 EST Friday 5-16-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696147 A duck walks into a bar and asks the bartender for some quackers. The bartender explains that the bar doesn't have any quackers. <BR> <BR> The next day, the same duck walks into the bar and asks the bartender for some quackers. The bartender again explains that the bar doesn't serve quackers. <BR> <BR> Sure enough, the very next day, the duck again walks into the bar and asks for some quackers. The bartender screams at the duck, "If you come in here one more time, I'm going to nail your... Fri, 16 May 2014 06:45:21 EST Thursday 5-15-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695422 A woman, searching for a job, inquired about the benefits. The Personnel Manager informed her they had group health and life insurance, but the costs were deducted from the employee's pay. <BR> <BR> She said, "My last employer had full health coverage, as well as five year's salary for life insurance and a month's sick leave AND they paid the full premiums." <BR> <BR> "I can't help but ask why you would leave a job with such benefits," the interviewer replied. <BR> <BR> The woman shr... Thu, 15 May 2014 06:29:11 EST Wednesday 5-14-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694658 A couple had been married for 45 years and had raised a brood of 11 children and were blessed with 22 grandchildren. When asked the secret for staying together all that time, the wife replies, "Many years ago we made a promise to each other: the first one to pack up and leave has to take all the kids." Wed, 14 May 2014 07:10:18 EST Tuesday 5-13-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693906 A man is lost in the Sahara desert. He used up the last of his water three days ago and he's lying, gasping, on the sand, when in the distance he suddenly hears a voice calling, "Mush! Mush!" <BR> <BR> Not trusting his ears he turns his head and there it is again, closer this time -- "Mush! Mush!" Propping himself up on one elbow he squints against the sun and sees, of all things, an Eskimo bundled up in furs driving a sled with a team of huskies across the dunes. <BR> <BR> Thinking tha... Tue, 13 May 2014 06:31:54 EST Monday 5-12-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693123 From a passenger ship, everyone can see a bearded man on a small island who is shouting and desperately waving his hands. <BR> <BR> "Who is it?" a passenger asks the captain. <BR> <BR> "I've no idea. Every year when we pass, he goes nuts." Mon, 12 May 2014 07:21:54 EST Sunday 5-11-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692429 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1293491367.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my birthday gift from Cliff: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1758982801.jpg"> Sun, 11 May 2014 07:35:32 EST Saturday 5-10-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691724 A man walks into a bar, and as he makes his way to the counter, he stops and talks to everyone in the bar. As he finishes with each group of people, they all get up and leave and go stand outside the window, looking in. Finally, the bar is empty except for this guy and the bartender. The man walks up to the counter, and says to the bartender, "I bet you $1,000 that I can spray beer from my mouth into a shot glass from thirty feet away, and not get any outside the glass." <BR> <BR> The bart... Sat, 10 May 2014 07:11:24 EST Friday 5-9-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691054 My mother-in-law is in the hospital and doing very poorly. This woman has been my mom for 21 years, ever since I married her son. This is an awful time for Cliff & me. Fri, 9 May 2014 06:46:03 EST