GOOSIEMOON's SparkPeople Blog GOOSIEMOON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 A great birthday I spent the morning staining a fence with DD, listening to music and laughing. <BR> I went out for a lovely dinner with DH, DD, DS and their SOs. Wonderful and just what I needed. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:48:53 EST Good friends Good friends are like stars. <BR> You don't always see them, <BR> but you know they're always there. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:45:12 EST Shopping is exhausting DD and I went shopping today for her new job wardrobe. She just graduated college and is starting her new job next week. DD is a size 4-5 and clothes look pretty good on her - she is short (5'1"), but I'm used to hemming things. <BR> <BR> She was tired of shopping after about 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> She's unusual, no? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:32:13 EST Jungle Whew! The summer has finally arrived and it feels like a jungle outside. Took the wind out of my sails today, but a cool shower has revived me. Ahhh... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:45:19 EST Worth it Messy, dusty house...DD moved back in after college graduation and is making her room a grown-up space. Worth the mess... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:01:26 EST When you have to say goodbye, think... <img src=""> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:49:17 EST New singing group My duet partner and I have added a third voice to our group. I'm thrilled to say that the sound of the trio is richer and more full than the duet. We are having such fun making this thing work, I'm over the moon right now! <em>30</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:12:52 EST Work it... "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." <BR> <BR> ~ Carlos Castaneda Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:34:15 EST Be whole "It took me a long, long time to realize that we are not meant to be perfect. <BR> We're meant to be whole." <BR> <BR> ~ Jane Fonda Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:14:23 EST Another favorite piece of wisdom Fall down seven times; get up eight. <BR> <BR> ~ Japanese proverb Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:57:14 EST Patience <img src=""> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:12:07 EST Happy Father's Day to my DH I am lucky enough to be married to a wonderful person who also happens to be a great dad to my two adult children. Blessed. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:23:11 EST Which half? <img src=""> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:53:20 EST Yes! I can see it too! :-) <img src=""> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:58:12 EST