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/ 07-30-2015 - JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969032 Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:14 EST 07-29-2015 - JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968419 Why can't an idiot dial 911? -- He can't find the 11 on the phone! <em>198</em> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:14 EST 07-28-2015-JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967800 The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>22</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:51:08 EST 07-27-2015-JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967231 Why did the duck go to rehab? Because he was a quack addict! <BR> <BR> <em>160</em> <em>334</em> <em>160</em> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:40:01 EST 07-26-2015 - JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966717 What do you call a fat psychic? A four chin teller. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:42:20 EST 07-25-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966286 If practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, why practice? Sat, 25 Jul 2015 06:10:12 EST 07-23-2015 - Joke of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965276 Why did the blonde tip-toe past the medicine cabinet? -- She didn't want to wake up the sleeping pills! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:03:17 EST 07-22-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964705 Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...it is about learning to dance in the rain. <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> <em>355</em> <em>354</em> <em>356</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>350</em> <em>351</em> <em>352</em> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:42:34 EST 07-21-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1519b74-4a2a-445c-8ec8-988fd778a6df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have chosen this as my new mantra. Having reached an age where I no longer have to work, I feel like it's about time that I stop stressing out about the little things...and even the bigger things, too! <BR> <BR> It's time for me to enjoy every single day to it's fullest! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:25:36 EST 07-20-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963578 So that's what I've been doing wrong! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a47641b-3bef-46a8-b685-c05b99c3fdac.jpg"> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:38:39 EST 07-19-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963079 Today is National Ice Cream Day! <BR> <BR> <em>76</em> <em>468</em> <em>4</em> <em>76</em> <em>468</em> <em>4</em> <BR> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:10:52 EST 07-18-2015 - JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962591 I once farted in an elevator, it was wrong on so many levels. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:39:18 EST 07-17-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962122 What do you call a bear with no teeth? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A gummy bear! <em>334</em> <em>89</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:57:03 EST 07-16-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961551 What's the difference between snowmen and snowladies? <BR> <BR> Snowballs <em>444</em> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:23:01 EST 07-15-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961049 What did one shark say to the other while eating a clownfish? <BR> <BR> This tastes funny. <em>334</em> <em>198</em> <em>246</em> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:38:35 EST 07-14-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960511 You are somebody's reason to smile. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/272275ad-0c01-499d-9dc5-16a631284839.jpg"> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:54:42 EST 07-13-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959909 You have to get through the storm to see the rainbow.​ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:55:50 EST 07-12-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959428 Life is full of wonder - You wonder where you parked the car...you wonder where your glasses are...​ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 07:33:47 EST 07-11-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958918 Senior Moments I haven't lost my mind (I just forgot where I put it). A stitch in time save embarrassing exposure. I asked my doctor for a second opinion, so he billed me twice. Though the grass may look greener on the other side, it still has to be mowed.​ Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:07:21 EST 07-10-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958452 "History never looks like history when you are living through it." <BR> <BR> —John W. Gardner <BR> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:21:16 EST 07-09-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957919 "One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history." <BR> <BR> —Jack Canfield <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 07:22:16 EST 07-08-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957343 "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." <BR> <BR> —Marcus Garvey <BR> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 06:34:57 EST 07-07-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956753 "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." <BR> <BR> —Mohandas Gandhi <BR> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 06:00:31 EST 07-06-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956193 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/730fd888-0a46-48e7-9a7b-a3ca0be239b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> National Kissing Day is today! Enjoy! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 06:45:37 EST 07-05-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955704 "History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." <BR> <BR> —Percy Bysshe Shelley <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:24:33 EST 07-04-2015 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955245 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4e4c362-9f19-469d-b61f-caecf0d12ff8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> HAPPY 4th OF JULY! <BR> <BR> As freedom rings this Fourth of July, explore these facts about the Declaration of Independence. <BR> <BR> Initial autograph. John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, was the first to sign the document. His signature is the largest, and the term "John Hancock" remains a common expression for a signature. <BR> <BR> Striking script. Historians say Ti... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 06:52:35 EST 07-03-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4c7d6a9-ce57-45c4-8c9c-5784a3bda396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Statue of Liberty is among America's most famous national monuments. Here are some little-known facts about the icon: <BR> <BR> •The city of Boston put in a bid for it. <BR> <BR> •Its creator, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, wanted it to be covered in gold so that it would be visible at night. <BR> <BR> •Inventor Thomas Edison said he was designing a huge phonograph disc for the sta... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:45:57 EST 07-02-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/008f5508-736b-4ba6-85bb-ed4c0d6aaed9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> You could say these cities celebrate American patriotism every day of the year: Freedom, Calif.; Independence, Iowa; Liberty, Mo.; and Patriot, Ind. <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 06:53:22 EST 06-30-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953164 Today, June 30, 2015, gets a Leap Year second...what will you do with that extra time? Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:50:44 EST 06-29-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952553 “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” ~M. Scott Peck Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:37:38 EST 06-28-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/307478d2-efaa-4509-bed7-af86df768ab4.jpg"> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:03:03 EST 06-27-2015 Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951641 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da7a8938-a4ef-46c8-82fc-28a45918c2e6.jpg"> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:36:16 EST 06-26-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951158 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07f4a3c2-1975-4168-bc48-6ee55c44567e.jpg"> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:13:52 EST 06-25-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950656 “Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” ~Barbara Sher Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:16:33 EST 06-24-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950107 “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:31:33 EST 06-23-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949579 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:44:47 EST 06-21-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948968 Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 04:39:34 EST 06-21-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948521 Happy Father's Day! Be sure to tell your Dad or father figure just how much you love him. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:38:06 EST 06-20-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948271 Cliff & I are visiting family in MN. We were supposed to be taking Dad & his friend out for Father's Day, but he went into the hospital for heart/breathing problems today unexpectedly. Hopefully, he'll be up for visitors tomorrow. So instead, today we will have a cookout with Cliff's brother & his family and his sister & her family. Please keep good thoughts for Cliff's dad. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:17:28 EST 06-19-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947586 “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” ~Napoleon Hill Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:55:00 EST 06-18-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947033 “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen Thu, 18 Jun 2015 06:54:51 EST 06-17-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946480 Your Body on a Lack of Sleep <BR> <BR> If you regularly miss the 7-hour mark, morning crankiness is the least of your worries. Here are six reasons to put away the tablet/iPhone/whatever is keeping you up and hit the sheets: <BR> <BR> Weight Gain <BR> <BR> Sleeping fewer than 6 hours ups obesity risk 30%. One study found that women who slept fewer than 5 hours ate 329more calories the next day. <BR> <BR> Poor Immunity <BR> <BR> People who sleep fewer than 7 hours are nearly 3 times mor... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:41:50 EST 06-16-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945911 "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." -Amelia Earhart Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:33:00 EST 06-15-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945311 Life always offers you a second chance...it is called tomorrow! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:07:00 EST 6-14-2015 Finley update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944786 I thought I would update you all on Finley. After fighting for his life, thanks to all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts and wishes to him... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33fa7bfc-2d40-421b-9766-d2f0bd39f9ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3e5ebd6-ed85-466c-abb1-9790ac819055.jpg"> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:54:10 EST 06-13-2015 - Morton Arboretum-Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944324 Spend the day yesterday at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eeb50f61-39da-4e58-996d-38869842cb4b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d143818-5d8f-412b-b960-166f31ee02da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7032b286-ff23-4ae0-9cfe-24379ab28588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2f8d035-7380-4523-97b3-7c0f3d275646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:29:13 EST 6-12-2015 - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943827 I was this close to this goose family at a local mall last night while walking with 2 friends of mine - awesome! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/681f622d-103b-4f5c-bba0-0054e8923f9f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d3db3b9-f38f-4a2f-9ade-bb80452bb790.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1a0419b-cd14-4811-8477-2d3394e08d55.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be5a378b-cb24-4... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:55:10 EST 06-11-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943291 Love and Live every minute of your life. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:39:26 EST 06-10-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942725 Train your mind to see the good in every situation. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:17:18 EST 06-09-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942171 Never put your key to happiness in someone else's pocket. Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:10:16 EST