GOOSIEMOON's SparkPeople Blog GOOSIEMOON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Same energy <img src=""> Tue, 12 May 2015 20:16:52 EST Your gift The purpose of life is to discover your gift. <BR> The work of life is to develop it. <BR> The meaning of life is to give your gift away. <BR> <BR> ~David Viscott Thu, 7 May 2015 12:29:15 EST The best preparation <img src=""> Tue, 5 May 2015 12:43:33 EST Expensive tastes <img src=""> Mon, 4 May 2015 22:21:10 EST Date set OK...April 7th is the date for the new hip. One step at a time. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:46:49 EST Need for new hip confirmed by surgeon I'm excited to get my life back soon! <BR> More details as I learn them... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:46:51 EST Greatness “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.” <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ Mahatma Gandhi Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:05:50 EST Before you speak... Before you speak, let's your words pass through three gates. <BR> <BR> At the first gate ask yourself, <BR> "Is it true?" <BR> <BR> At the second gate ask yourself, <BR> "Is it necessary?" <BR> <BR> At the third gate ask yourself, <BR> "Is it kind?" <BR> <BR> ~Sufi saying Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:21:09 EST Let's go to the ortho! So, I just found out I need a new left hip and got my appointment to see the orthopedic surgeon on Thursday. Let's get this ball rolling and reclaim my life! Mon, 9 Feb 2015 22:21:59 EST Take their love. “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.” <BR> <BR> <BR> &#8213; Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:37:37 EST Children will not remember... "Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, <BR> but for the feeling that you cherished them." <BR> <BR> ~ Richard L. Evans Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:17:42 EST Help with personal dynamics How do you get someone to listen in a meeting who constantly talks over everyone else? I'm involved in a quilting/fabric arts project at church where we are tasked with making quilts for the side walls of the sanctuary. <BR> <BR> Today was our first planning meeting and although we got some things decided, it was sort of a disaster. We have two women who, despite being smart and hardworking, are rude to others each in their own way. One talks over everyone and does not listen except to ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:12:34 EST Tuesday <img src=""> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:55:51 EST It's all fun and games until someone needs a new hip. Long story short - - I have been dealing with significant left hip pain for months. It has limited my activity and, before I had a cortisone shot in October, kept my from sleeping and other essential activities. I've been semi-functional ever since. <BR> <BR> Last Friday, I saw my doctor and had an x-ray which revealed that my left hip joint is bone-on-bone, which explains why I'm still in pain. Now I have to find an orthopedic surgeon and start the process of getting this thing fixed. ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:56:50 EST Yes, everyone "Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." <BR> — Plato Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:54:24 EST The end is in sight! We have been remodeling a foreclosed house for a year and a half now with our DS25. <BR> It's going well (albeit a little slowly) and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. <BR> We'll be glad when it's over, and know that it was worth it for the time DS got to spend with his grandpa and father, learning DIY skills. <BR> <BR> Feeling tired...and lucky. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:39:57 EST Trees and people <img src=""> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:04:43 EST Because <img src=""> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:39:44 EST Staining while it's raining I spent the better part of today staining the screen porch on the house we're remodeling. Up and down the ladder at least 100 times...that's got to count as some sort of workout, right? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:44:26 EST Very interesting documentary on the clothesline <link> </link> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:26:23 EST Catch fire "Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." <BR> <BR> ~ Ann Landers <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:17:49 EST A thought "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." <BR> <BR> ~ Elie Wiesel Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:34:57 EST DS got engaged! Saturday, as we were working in the yard, my son announced that he had proposed to his GF the night before. What thrilling news! They're great together and we really like her as well. <BR> <BR> Now comes the wedding planning...fasten your seatbelts folks! <BR> This wedding is planned for May or June of 2015! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:41:33 EST Church picnic Church picnic was lovely - perfect weather, great conversation and good food. <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:30:39 EST Church picnic tomorrow Looking forward to spending the afternoon with friends and family in the gorgeous weather. <BR> <BR> Night, all! Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:34:13 EST The best way "The best way to predict the future is to create it." <BR> <BR> ~ Abraham Lincoln Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:50:10 EST Tact <img src=""> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 20:58:31 EST Just for fun <img src=""> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:11:05 EST Food for thought on how body hate affects our health journeys <link><BR>re-more-afraid-of-getting-fat-than-get<BR>ting-cancer?c=ufb1 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not saying that we should not try to eat healthier and move, but the self-hate has GOT TO STOP. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:56:42 EST OK, I have an eating problem... I just stabbed my cheek with a fork while trying to eat my kale and Brussels sprout salad. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:07 EST Ibuprofen is my friend today. At least I've found some relief from this constant lower back pain. <BR> <BR> Chuggin' along... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:15:43 EST Foam roller anyone? I am learning to use my foam roller to alleviate pain. <BR> Does anyone have any resources for using a foam roller? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:37:39 EST Headache go away Moved my DD back from college apt. today. <BR> Headache all day. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Glad to have a massage chair. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:49:45 EST How to lose quickly <img src=""> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:35:58 EST Build windmills <img src=""> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:16:34 EST From scratch <img src=""> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:05:20 EST Cake or pony? <img src=""> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:04:15 EST Foam roller... how did I ever live without you? <BR> <BR> I just spent about 45 minutes working out the kinks and can honestly say that I feel about 10 years younger. No drugs, little money, just some time. <BR> <BR> I'm so happy to have found this self-therapy! <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:04:22 EST Again and again "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." <BR> <BR> ~ Robert Collier <BR> <BR> Keep up the small, positive daily steps, folks. <BR> It will add up over time and you get to feel better in the meantime! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:28:16 EST True story... <img src=""> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:58:18 EST Time management, Jedi-style <link><BR>es-one-manage-time-more-effectively </link> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:33:18 EST The powerful space "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." <BR> <BR> ~ Viktor E. Frankl Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:10:30 EST So excited We hired a new music director for our church today. <BR> I have a really good feeling about this. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:38:32 EST Do something today... that your future self will thank you for. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:10:15 EST No shoulds "There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those feelings." <BR> <BR> From The World According to Mister Rogers Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:07:55 EST Interesting thought “Living for the satisfaction of only one part of my body (my mouth) [is] unholy.” <BR> <BR> ~ Lisa Morrone, Overcoming Overeating: It's Not What You Eat, It's What's Eating You! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:11:22 EST Inner fire "In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." <BR> <BR> ~ Albert Schweitzer Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:41:35 EST Worth celebrating “The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. <BR> Other years where you prove your worth, <BR> they are the ones worth celebrating.” <BR> <BR> ~ Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:48:48 EST It's catching up with me Sunday night of a wonderfully fun, busy and productive weekend. <BR> Oh my, I am tired. In a good way. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:08:05 EST Dirty folks People are like dirt. <BR> They can either nourish you and <BR> help you grow as a person or <BR> they can stunt your growth and <BR> make you wilt and die. <BR> <BR> ~ Plato <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:42:32 EST