GOANNA2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOANNA2 GOANNA2'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/ IRISH GHOST STORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670147 IRISH GHOST STORY <BR> This story happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm. <BR> <BR> The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and s... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:00:17 EST Very sad today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668133 My friend's mum Jean, whom I looked after a few <BR> years ago, passed away today. Very sad as yesterday, <BR> the doctors at the hospital told us she would be moved <BR> from the acute ward to a rehab centre because she was <BR> stable. then she just gave up and told my friend she was <BR> very sick and wanted to die. When my friend said her <BR> other daughter was coming from England on Tuesday, <BR> Jean just said emphatically,'It's too late!" And just like <BR> that she gave up. <BR> <B... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:31:49 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666182 John was sitting outside his local pub one day, enjoying a quiet pint and <BR> generally feeling good about himself, when a nun suddenly appears at his <BR> table and starts decrying the evils of drink. <BR> <BR> "You should be ashamed of yourself young man! Drinking is a Sin! <BR> Alcohol is the blood of the devil!" <BR> <BR> Now John gets pretty annoyed about this, and goes on the offensive. <BR> <BR> "How do you know this, Sister?" <BR> <BR> "My Mother Superior told me so." <BR> <BR>... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:58:52 EST Another blonde joke! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659181 <BR> <BR> A business man got on an elevator. <BR> <BR> When he entered, there was a blonde already inside who greeted him with a bright, <BR> "T-G-I-F" <BR> <BR> He smiled at her and replied, <BR> "S-H-I-T" <BR> <BR> <BR> She looked puzzled and repeated, <BR> "T-G-I-F," more slowly. <BR> He again answered, <BR> "S-H-I-T." <BR> <BR> The blonde was trying to keep it friendly, so she smiled her biggest smile, and said as sweetly as possibly, <BR> "T-G... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:24:26 EST CONNIE & EVELYN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658302 <BR> Subject: CONNIE & EVELYN <BR> <BR> <BR> Thought you might get a giggle <BR> <BR> CONNIE & EVELYN <BR> <BR> <BR> Two little old ladies, Connie & Evelyn, were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress. The short one, Connie, leaned over and said, 'Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore. For $10.00 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid, boring flower show!' <BR> <BR> You're on!' said Evelyn, holding up... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:02:54 EST I knew it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657456 Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them <BR> longer to recall facts because they have more information in their <BR> brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the <BR> hard drive gets full up, so too do humans take longer to access <BR> information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing <BR> down it is not the same as cognitive decline. “The human brain <BR> works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only <BR> be... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:58:32 EST 7'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655795 This has been around many times but as I am starting to seriously think of the next stage of my life, I found it very meaningful and wise. <BR> <BR> <BR> Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. <BR> <BR> "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It <BR> is the most requested column I've ever written. <BR> <BR> My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Life isn't fai... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:28:08 EST Something to think about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651362 <BR> If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous erudite scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates." His mind sees things differently than most. <BR> <BR> Here are some Wrightisms: <BR> <BR> 1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. <BR> <BR> 2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back. <BR> <BR> 3 - Half the people you know are below average. <BR> <BR> 4 - 99%... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:28:01 EST Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650426 > Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out <BR> > and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! <BR> > <BR> > Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the <BR> > ground for thousands of years. <BR> > <BR> > Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one <BR> > end. <BR> > <BR> > If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human <BR> > body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:26:54 EST The computer swallowed Grandma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648089 The computer swallowed Grandma, <BR> Yes, honestly it&#65533;s true! <BR> She pressed 'control and 'enter' <BR> And disappeared from view. <BR> It devoured her completely, <BR> The thought just makes me squirm. <BR> She must have caught a virus <BR> Or been eaten by a worm. <BR> I've searched through the recycle bin <BR> And files of every kind; <BR> I've even used the Internet, <BR> But nothing did I find. <BR> In desperation, I asked Mr. Google <BR> My searches to refine. <BR> The reply fro... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:52:02 EST Blind date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647454 After being with her all evening, the man couldn't take another minute <BR> with his blind date. <BR> <BR> Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone <BR> so he could have an excuse to leave if something like this happened. <BR> <BR> When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim <BR> expression and said, "i have some bad news. My grandfather just died". <BR> <BR> "Thank heavens", his date replied. "If yours hadn't, mine would have had to!" ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:07:36 EST Joke of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645841 The phone rings at the military motor pool and an authoritative voice <BR> demands to know how many vehicles are operational. <BR> <BR> Paddy answers, "We've got 12 trucks, 10 utilities, three staff cars and <BR> the Bentley the big headed colonel drives around in". <BR> <BR> There is a stony silence. <BR> <BR> "Do you know who you are speaking to?" demands the gruff voice. <BR> <BR> "No," says Paddy. <BR> <BR> "It is the so-called big headed colonel you so... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:59:58 EST Just for laughs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641019 After 25 years of marriage, a couple went to marriage <BR> counselling. The counsellor asked what the problem was <BR> and immediately the wife began q tirade of complaints - <BR> he doesn't listen to me; he doesn't help around the house, <BR> and so on. <BR> <BR> After what seemed an eternity, the counsellor got up, <BR> walked around the desk and asked the wife to stand up and <BR> then kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched. <BR> <BR> The woman, now speechless, sat... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 05:52:13 EST Valentine's Day Interesting Facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623346 . In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card. <BR> <BR> . 73% of people who buy flowers for VAlentine's Day are men, while only <BR> 27% are women. <BR> <BR> . About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. <BR> <BR> . In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who <BR> their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for <BR> one week. To wear your heart on your s... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:37:49 EST How Great Thou Art http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622788 I was blown away when I heard this 5 year old singing this song. <BR> I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v<BR>=565874703479003 </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:19:56 EST Spreading his wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621053 My DS is getting ready to move on Thursday. <BR> <BR> I am going to miss him but it is time for him to <BR> be on his own. <BR> <BR> Took him out to dinner tonight and it was nice. <BR> Told me he will miss me and that he is so grateful <BR> for everything I have done for him and that he <BR> loves me. That is worth more than all the tea <BR> in China so to speak. <BR> <BR> The good thing is that he is only a 45 minute drive <BR> away. We made a date to have dinner every two <BR> weeks ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:36:19 EST Today's World. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620019 <BR> That's our world! <BR> <BR> WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> * Our Phones ~ Wireless <BR> <BR> * Cooking ~ Fireless <BR> <BR> * Cars ~ Keyless <BR> <BR> * Food ~ Fatless <BR> <BR> * Tires ~ Tubeless <BR> <BR> * Dress ~ Sleeveless <BR> <BR> * Youth ~ Jobless <BR> <BR> * Leaders ~ Shameless <BR> <BR> * Relationships ~ Meaningless <BR> <BR> * Attitude ~ Careless <BR> <BR> * Babies ~ Fatherless <BR> <BR> * Feelings ~ Heartless <BR> <BR> * Schools ~ Godless <BR> ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:25:39 EST World's worst puns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618411 I DROPPED out of communism class because of lousy Marx. <BR> <BR> All the toilets in Brisbane's police stations have been stolen. <BR> The police have nothing to go on. <BR> <BR> I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough. <BR> <BR> Velcro - what a rip off! <BR> <BR> A cartoonist was found dead in his home, Details are sketchy. <BR> <BR> Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:51:05 EST Laugh for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617454 A new business was opening, and one of the owner's friends sent flowers <BR> for the occasion. But when the owner read the card with the flowers, it said, <BR> "Rest in peace". <BR> <BR> The owner was a little upset and called the florist to complain. <BR> <BR> After he had told the florist the obvious mistake, the florist said, <BR> <BR> "Sir, I am really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, <BR> you should imagine this: Somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, <... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 01:17:17 EST Joke of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614615 During the Super Bowl, there was another football game of note <BR> between the big animals and the small animals. The big animals <BR> were crushing the small animals and at half time, the coach made <BR> a passionate speech to rally the little animals. <BR> <BR> At the start of the second half, the big animals had the ball. The first <BR> play, the elephant got stopped for no gain. The second play, the rhino <BR> was stopped for no gain. On third down, the hippo was thrown for <BR> a 5 y... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 03:15:54 EST Visiting loved ones. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611886 Today I travelled on the train to Brisbane. A friend had told me <BR> she wasgoing to the cemetery and asked if I wanted to go long. <BR> As I don't drive, I jumped at the chance. Left home, and walked <BR> to the bus stop to catch the 7.31 am bus to the train station. <BR> Of course it was 3 minutes early and left just as I was running <BR> towards it. So annoying as I had to wait for 30 minutes for the <BR> next one. Then an hour's train ride after that. <BR> <BR> Arrived at my aunt... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:05:35 EST Joke of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605846 Upon entering a little country store, the stranger noticed a sign warning,"Danger! Beware of the dog!" posted on the glass door. <BR> <BR> Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. <BR> "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" he asked the owner. <BR> <BR> "Yep, that's him," came the reply. <BR> <BR> The stranger couldn't help but be amused. <BR> "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you pos... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 05:53:03 EST Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602978 Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: <BR> <BR> "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" <BR> <BR> Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:50:34 EST School's back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601973 What's your father's occupation?", asked the teacher <BR> on the first day of the new academic year. <BR> <BR> "He's a magician, Ma'am", said the new boy. <BR> <BR> "How interesting. What's his favourite trick?" <BR> <BR> "HE saws people in half". <BR> <BR> "Gosh! Do you have any brothers or sister?" <BR> <BR> "Yes. One half brother and two half sisters". <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-------------------- <BR> <BR> You know your children are growing up wh... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:08:31 EST Joke of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600874 An attendant on a cross-country flight nervously announced: <BR> "I don't know how this happened, but we have 103 passengers aboard <BR> and only 40 dinners." <BR> <BR> When the passengers' muttering had died down, she continued, <BR> "Anyone who is kind enough to give up his meal so someone else can eat, <BR> will receive free drinks for the length of the flight." <BR> <BR> Her next announcement can an hour later. <BR> "If anyone wants to change his mind, we still have 29 dinners available... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:27:20 EST More Australiana - in awe of Mother Nature. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591958 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1563885210.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196858715.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2024567429.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946329352.jpg"> <BR> These were taken on my morning walk (12/1/14) Runaway Bay. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012913925.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2000065926.jpg"> <img src="http://ph... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:14:15 EST Laugh for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587698 A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and <BR> tapped him on the shoulder. <BR> <BR> The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove <BR> up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window. <BR> <BR> For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. The shaking driver said' <BR> "I'm sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me." <BR> <BR> The frightened passenger apologised to the driver and said he didn't realise <... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 06:44:01 EST After the thunder storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583837 Here are a few photos from outside my house after a thunder storm <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1469257119.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1035894451.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1142822318.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542329755.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l305832278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The last one is of a double rainbow eve... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:00:06 EST Jokes of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583834 A senior citizen said to his eighty year old buddy: <BR> "So I hear you're getting married?" <BR> <BR> "Yep!" <BR> <BR> "Do I know her?" <BR> <BR> "Nope!" <BR> <BR> "This woman, is she good looking?" <BR> <BR> "Not really." <BR> <BR> "Is she a good cook?" <BR> <BR> "Naw, she can't cook too well." <BR> <BR> "Does she have lots of money?" <BR> <BR> "Nope! Poor as a church mouse." <BR> <BR> "Why in the world do you want to marry her then?" <BR> <BR> "Because she can still drive!" <BR>... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 03:51:30 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576327 As the old year passes by, I just want to thank all my <BR> wonderful Spark friends for your friendship. I wish <BR> everyone a very Happy New Year full of Love, Peace, <BR> Joy and above all Good Health. <em>408</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:15:02 EST Miscalculation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572776 Thanks to everybody for the congratulatory messages <BR> but I just want to make a correction. <BR> <BR> I have just entered into my 7th year on Spark. Which means <BR> 6 full years. <BR> <BR> Positive attitude and mindfulness have already started. <BR> I've been really good over the last 2 days as well and have <BR> given away my Christmas cake and chocolates that were given <BR> to me as presents. <BR> <BR> I went for a 20 minute walk today and enjoyed being in the fresh air. <BR> Lit... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:03:27 EST 7th year Sparkversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572029 AS I reflect over the past 7 years, I know I have not reached my <BR> goal but I have given it a go trying. <BR> <BR> The amazing resources available on Spark have been amazing. <BR> <BR> I had just gone through a marriage break-up and if it wasn't for <BR> the wonderful support on Spark, I think I would have been in a <BR> far worse situation. <BR> <BR> Spark has taught me a lot about myself and shown me that if you <BR> want something, and the only thing stopping you is yourself, then <... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 07:28:40 EST Aussie sense of humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567492 Bless the Australians and their sense of humour. <BR> <BR> <BR> These were posted on an Australian tourism website, and the answers are allegedly the actual responses by the staff, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for cretins!) <BR> ________________________________________<BR>________ <BR> Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? ( UK). <BR> A: We import all plants fully grown, and... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:53:34 EST Comments from 1955 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566957 If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it." <BR> <BR> "No one can afford to be sick any more. $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood." <BR> <BR> "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business." <BR> <BR> "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work." <BR> <BR> "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are havin... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 02:31:50 EST With age comes wisdom. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565881 Here's a guy in his 70's who loves to fish. <BR> <BR> He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say, "Pick me up". <BR> <BR> He looked around and couldn't see anyone. <BR> <BR> He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say again, "Pick me up". <BR> <BR> He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog. <BR> <BR> The man said, "Are you talking to me?" <BR> <BR> The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up, then kiss me; and I'll turn ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:44:27 EST It's all Black and White http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561001 Anyone under the age of 40 probably won't understand. You need to be older: <BR> <BR> My mum used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. <BR> <BR> Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting eColi. <BR> <BR> Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake or at the beach instead of a... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:06:58 EST Shades of ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560267 Shades of ?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He was in ecstasy with a huge smile on his face as his wife moved forward, then backwards, forward, then backwards again...... Back and forth... Back and forth..... In and out....... She could feel the sweat on her forehead, between her breasts and trickling down the small of her back. She was getting near to the end. Her heart was pounding..... Her face was flushed..... Then she moaned, softly at first, then began to groan louder. Finally, totally exhaus... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:25:22 EST Lexophiles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556409 <BR> A boiled egg is . . . hard to beat. <BR> <BR> When the smog lifts in Los Angeles . . . U.C.L.A. <BR> <BR> A dentist and a manicurist married . . . They fought tooth and nail. <BR> <BR> A thief who stole a calendar . . . got twelve months. <BR> <BR> To write with a broken pencil is . . . pointless. <BR> <BR> When fish are in schools they sometimes . . . take debate. <BR> <BR> The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes . . . was on shaky ground. <BR> <BR> The batte... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:14:50 EST 7 % Written by 90 year old Regina Brett http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555665 "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. <BR> <BR> My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: <BR> Regina Brett <BR> <BR> 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. <BR> <BR> 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. <BR> <BR> 3. Life is too short enjoy it. <BR> <BR> 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. <BR> <BR> 5. Pay off... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 06:19:26 EST The most caring child. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553864 <BR> Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once <BR> Talked about a contest he was asked to judge <BR> The purpose of the Contest was to find the most caring child. <BR> <BR> The winner was: <BR> <BR> A four-year-old child, whose next door <BR> Neighbour was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his <BR> Wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old <BR> Gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. <BR> When his mother asked him what he had <BR> Said to... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 02:31:16 EST Underwear and mechanics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553368 UNDERWEAR IS IMPORTANT! <BR> If you don't laugh out loud at this one, I give up.... Always wear clean underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle...From the Hamilton Spectator Daily News comes this story of a Burlington couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart, only to have their car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:53:29 EST Evening walk along Surfers Paradise Beach. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549677 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l474277454.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623859480.jpg">src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525860555.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2100467073.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424765008.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154822877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My son flew away for the US today and I decided to go <BR> further than usual. It was ... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:39:55 EST Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548231 Thanks to everybody for boosting my confidence. <BR> I feel so much better about myself. Decided to make the change <BR> and finally feel good about myself. Even going to buy bras today <BR> was not the horrendous experience of the past. <BR> <BR> I actually smiled to myself in the mirror and told myself I was OK. <BR> A big step forward as I used to loathe looking at my body in the <BR> mirror. So yes my friend Joanne, I am listening to you and starting <BR> to imagine that I will succee... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:42:47 EST New hair - new me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547483 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1842320781.jpg"> <BR> I got my haircut today and for once I like it. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:51:16 EST Beautiful sky after the storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543962 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l221025754.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843415228.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l657221189.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453541583.jpg"> <BR> We had a big storm today and this was taken with my IPhone looking down the street. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:45:46 EST A Nun Grading Papers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543190 Number 24 really cracks me up..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Nun Grading Papers <BR> <BR> <BR> CAN YOU IMAGINE THE NUN SITTING AT HER DESK GRADING THESE PAPERS, ALL THE WHILE TRYING TO KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE AND MAINTAIN HER COMPOSURE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU'LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEST. <BR> <BR> KIDS WERE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OLD AND NE... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:51:09 EST Trying to make sense of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540717 After my last blog on Skinner Street and the fun we had, <BR> it came as a big shock to go from laughter to sadness. <BR> One of my best friends died and the shock still has not <BR> gone away. One day we were laughing and next thing <BR> we were mourning. I am so glad that we were together <BR> and had the laughs and we all told each other how much <BR> we mean to one another. <BR> <BR> I will try so hard not to let the little meaningless things <BR> bother me. Life is so short and we ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:51:32 EST Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531540 On Saturday afternoon, I joined 40 other people for a reunion. <BR> This was very special as it was for anyone who ever had lived <BR> in Skinner Street. Stevie made the trip from Townsville and he <BR> has just gotten treatment for prostate cancer, but he wanted to <BR> come and see us all. I was blown away at the turnout. I lived <BR> there from 1955 to 1963 and to see the 'little' kids with whom <BR> I had grown up with after so many years and just talk about our <BR> antics was suc... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 05:58:29 EST I feel ancient... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527265 Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favourite 'fast food' when you were growing up?' <BR> 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. <BR> 'All the food was slow.' <BR> 'C'mon, seriously.. Where did you eat?' <BR> 'It was a place called 'home,'' I explained. ! <BR> 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, <BR> and if I didn't like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there u... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:39:39 EST Daily chuckle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525812 <BR> Danny and Gladys are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 50th anniversary. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces: <BR> <BR> "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news, our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. <BR> <BR> Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. <BR> <BR> However, the odds are that we may never be rescue... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:59:49 EST