HARROWJET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HARROWJET HARROWJET'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/ Nine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750664 We went for a motorcycle ride this morning. My back is getting better. This afternoon I had a nice nap while Hubby went for a massage. Tomorrow I should be ready for whatever comes next. I have gardening I want/need to do. I will be extremely careful. We are planning to go away for a few days next week. I want to be tip-top for that. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:45:14 EST Eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749967 Today was not the best day I have had recently. I was working in the garden and somehow I did too much and now have a sore back. I had a massage this afternoon. That helped some but I have to be careful how I get up after sitting for any length of time. <BR> <BR> Because of this, my husband encouraged me to drive when normally I would walk - to get my massage and to meet my friend for coffee after supper. Just yesterday I was lamenting that I sometimes have trouble meeting my 10,000 steps... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:07:18 EST Seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749213 I am not quite up to 10,000 daily steps but I have been getting a minimum 5000 lately. Some days I am happy to see the number go past 10,000 but so far it is not EVERY day. <BR> <BR> Today, as part of my application to become a volunteer with Hospice, I went for a TB test. I go back on Thursday for them to check it and then in August there will be a second test. I have the references and police check completed so it is time to make the appointment for the second interview. Everything i... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:00:02 EST Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748615 I am still on track. I planned to log more steps after supper. I walked to the library so I met part of my goal but Hubby followed with the truck and wanted me to drive home with him so I missed out on my walk home. Getting that first part was good, however, because I know I would have waited until tomorrow if I didn't have this streak started. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:55 EST Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747713 This afternoon while Hubby was at a car show, I went for a 3-mile walk. He was home when I got back and told me my face was red. It was warmer than I expected when I left the house. It is good I went when I did because a bit later we had quite a thunder storm. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:02:38 EST #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747211 This afternoon I walked to the library to return a movie. From there I decided to walk around the block - well one of them. It was a nice walk and it was more than 10 minutes. The streak is continuing. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:36:04 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746637 All is well. Today I worked in my garden. Something is 'attacking' my irises. I dug them all up. I hope I can salvage some but quite a few are gone. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:02:04 EST Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745606 <em>248</em> I got up and went for a walk. I do much better when I go for a walk first thing. Then I know it is done and if the day happens to get hot, I know I have already walked. Today was 40 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:31:59 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745215 I joined SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club this morning. Since I have not been working with my health coach, I have been slipping back. I need a streak to keep me going so today is Day One. I walked and ran on the treadmill for 22 minutes. <BR> <BR> Day One <em>248</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:51 EST Nice Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732959 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425781712.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" - L.M. Montgomery Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:31:00 EST Canada Day 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729899 This morning was the Canada D'Eh 5K in Amherstburg, Ontario. It was a nice morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2066752771.jpg"> <BR> We met up with Hubby's cousin before the start. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1095461296.jpg"> <BR> And there they go. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1104442032.jpg"> <BR> I was fortunate to meet up with a friend. Her husband is a runner. This was Susan's firs... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:59:59 EST vacation pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710016 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1733519762.jpg"> <BR> part of a golf course we drove by this morning <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257026264.jpg"> <BR> testing the water at Wasaga Beach. It wasn't cold at all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1160442541.jpg"> <BR> Collingwood, Ontario <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:06:26 EST 10 Ways You Can Live Happily for 100 Years and More! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698751 10 Ways You Can Live Happily for 100 Years and More! <BR> <BR> 1. Sleep in and take naps <BR> 2. Stop worrying about being late <BR> 3. Grow a garden, nurture it and eat from it <BR> 4. Never give up your sense of purpose <BR> 5. Get it on (yes, that’s what we mean) <BR> 6. Take a placebo at least once a day <BR> 7. Walk up 20 hills a day <BR> 8. Cultivate a sense of belonging <BR> 9. Go to church or temple or find your own spiritual community <BR> 10.Surround yourself with people w... Mon, 19 May 2014 21:43:25 EST Iron Hawk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692142 I took a break from Sparking for a few days. I am back now but trying to limit my Spark time. <BR> <BR> This morning was the third annual Iron Hawk duathlon. There were people doing the Sprint Duathlon, Sprint Duathlon Relay, Do-A-Du, Do-A-Du Relay, or 5K Run. I was entered in the run. One of my sons and my daughter did the sprint duathlon. The weather conditions were ideal although Son and Daughter had to deal with head winds on part of their bike ride. <BR> <BR> We are all happy wi... Sat, 10 May 2014 18:38:47 EST Happy Days #7 and #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668521 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1695105940.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me and my mom at Christmas when I was 4. Yes, I had naturally curly hair just like my dad. Mom used to sew for us. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l772522944.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My husband and I with our three children on Canada Day, 2012. Our daughter and son-in-law hosted a family gathering. They have an in-ground pool that got lots of... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:48:36 EST Happy Days #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666905 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l169029596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daddy. I have good memories of my father. I used this picture as my profile picture on Facebook last year for Father's Day. I think I was 3 or 4 when this picture was taken. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:34:19 EST Happy Days #4 and #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665823 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l823797053.jpg"> <BR> Since I already shared that I am grateful for my sister, it is only fair to include my brother. He is 9 years younger than I am. <BR> <BR> And on the subject of family, I am grateful for my husband and I am grateful for our years together. It will be 48 years in August. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130786654.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:19:31 EST Happy Days #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664541 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> What makes me happy? Things that make me happy are things I am grateful for. I have a feeling this will become a blog of things I am grateful for. Gratitude makes me happy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404023761.jpg"> <BR> This is a picture of my sister and me that was taken 3 years ago when my husband and I were visiting Nova Scotia. My sister has recently completed chemo for breast cancer. She tells me she... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:30:14 EST Happy Days #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663703 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> Today was a rainy day. As they say April showers bring May flowers. Let's hope 'they' are right because spring flowers make me happy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1185884204.jpg"> <BR> My tulips have broken through the ground. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895770123.jpg"> <BR> The daffodils are continuing to reach for the sky. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:15:15 EST Happy Days #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662983 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> The sun was shining today. The sun makes me happy and makes me feel good. <BR> <em>67</em> Even on those bitterly cold winter days, if the sun was shining it helped me feel better. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:34:43 EST Happy Days #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662206 <link>100happydays.com </link> <BR> <BR> Can I be happy for 100 days in a row? On the website, they suggest that you can share a picture via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I decided I would share here on Spark People. Since I am often looking for a topic to blog about, why not share something that made me happy. Whether or not I will do this for 100 days, remains to be seen. <BR> <BR> Today I am happy for my new shoes. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:31:38 EST It MUST Be Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661153 Today we were blessed with a second day of sunlight and springlike temperatures. It must have affected me because I had a real spurt of energy and started to clean. I started in the bedroom. We now have a clean window and the ceiling fan is sparkling. It is amazing how much dust can accumulate up there. <BR> <BR> After lunch we walked downtown to pick up the mail and after supper Hubby joined his friends for bike night. The dogs have been happy to spend time in the back yard. More snow... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:19:57 EST Maybe It's Spring?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660112 Mostly sunny, -3 C. It is a Spring day. <BR> <BR> We woke up to sun shining through the window. I like to hear the birds at this time of year. They sound so cheerful. <BR> <BR> This afternoon my husband got ready and headed out. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2030347525.jpg"> I was invited to go with him but it is still a bit chilly for me. He had a good ride and saw some other bikers enjoying the weather. <BR> <BR> I checked my garden. <img src="http://photos-... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:23:45 EST Try Something New for 30 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659332 <link>www.silentjourney.com/blog/try-somet<BR>hing-new-for-30-days/?adv=17223&ui=d1e<BR>e8624e4ac20140319200123N1&subid= </link> <BR> <BR> What will you try? <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:54:04 EST Spring Thaw 2014 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654687 My day started early. I usually get up around 4 a.m. for one of those nighttime visits. Today when I got back in bed, I couldn't get back to sleep. I finally got up and drank some water. I wanted to have 2 cups before leaving the house. <BR> <BR> I ate an orange and some brown rice farina with almond butter and dried cranberries. My son called at 7:45, probably to make sure I was up although he didn't say that. We agreed that we would pick him up at 8:30. My grandson has had a strep t... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:31:14 EST Spring Thaw 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654145 "Come out to Windsor & Essex County season opener. This is a fun event for the whole family. Choose from a 5km run/walk, Kids km or Kids Dash (200 meters). The 5km promises to be flat, fast and accurate. The perfect recipe for a PB. Prizes awarded to the top 3 Male & Female finishers overall and first place finishers in each age group." <BR> <BR> That is what I read a couple of months ago. At the time, I believed that it would be springlike by March 23. How wrong I was. Tomorrow is predic... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:31:37 EST Keep Moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652777 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1892164875.jpg"> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:34:05 EST How Do We Spell Success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650716 S ee your goal. <BR> <BR> U understand the obstacles. <BR> <BR> C lear your mind of doubt. <BR> <BR> C reate a positive mental picture. <BR> <BR> E mbrace the challenge. <BR> <BR> S tay on track. <BR> <BR> S how the world you can do it. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:23:55 EST St. Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649853 Today's blessing was the daily cryptoquote in the newspaper. <BR> <BR> "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1581654298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:05:05 EST Irish Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649427 Bless this house, o Lord, we pray. <BR> Make it safe by night and day. <BR> Bless these walls so firm and stout, <BR> Keeping want and trouble out. <BR> Bless the roof and chimney tall, <BR> Let thy peace lie over all. <BR> Bless the doors that they may prove <BR> Ever open to joy and love. <BR> Bless the windows shining bright, <BR> Letting in God's heavenly light. <BR> Bless the hearth a-blazing there, <BR> With smoke ascending like a prayer. <BR> Bless the people here within... <BR> Keep t... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:11:04 EST Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648460 Today was the third session of Learn to Run. Today we were able to run outside. Our instructor was surprised to learn my age. That made me feel good. <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:54:28 EST Irish Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647829 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1993462534.jpg"> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:32:49 EST March 12 Snowstorm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646335 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1113646640.jpg"> <BR> This morning we opened the back door to let the dogs out. They chose to 'hold it' for a few more minutes while we cleared a little path for them. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246949208.jpg"> <BR> While I am not thrilled to have more snow added to what had started to melt, the trees and bushes are pretty with their fresh new snow coats. <BR> <BR> We rescheduled Hubby's morning appointm... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:35:04 EST Spring Is Coming (Maybe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644798 This morning, Hubby and I drove to the city for our monthly retirees breakfast. It was nice. We sat with our friend who was in New Orleans last week. He had a good trip. <BR> <BR> After we got home, I convinced myself to go for a walk. What a beautiful day it was. The sun was shining. Hubby got our little dog ready to go with me. She was excited. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623880344.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We walked on the Greenway. The Greenway is the trail tha... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:38:29 EST Validation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642517 I watched this video this afternoon. It is about 15 minutes long. It is not until near the end that you see why it was made. I thought it was good. It is called 'Validation'. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.videosmotivational.com/best-clip<BR>s/making-a-difference-videos/validatio<BR>n/?fsid=eada090ec5ed79214fb21f7163615f<BR>a2#video </link> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:08:14 EST Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639822 Spring is the Period by Emily Dickinson <BR> <BR> Spring is the Period <BR> Express from God. <BR> Among the other seasons <BR> Himself abide, <BR> But during March and April <BR> None stir abroad <BR> Without a cordial interview <BR> With God. <BR> <BR> Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an American poet. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:53:16 EST March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638654 This is a message I received from one of my leaders this morning. I want to remember it so I am transferring it here. (Thank you Linda) <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> M = Maintain focus on each goal with commitment and follow-through! <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey of being a healthier you! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> C = Challenge yourself to become better from the d... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:51:45 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637926 We woke up to fresh snow this morning. Hubby said that he was glad he hasn't put the snow blower away yet. I hear there may be more snow coming toward the end of the week. When I flipped the calendar page to the new month I noticed that Spring is supposed to arrive March 20. Let's hope she gets all this ugliness out before she makes her appearance. <BR> <BR> We had a quiet day inside. I did not go for a walk. We spent time dreaming about what we might do this summer. <em>537</em> ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:23:21 EST March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637173 We are off to a good beginning. This morning I joined another class to help me prepare for upcoming 5Ks. After I got home, Hubby and I drove to the city for the Home Show. It was okay. We visited a couple book stores afterward. That was more fun. <BR> <BR> When we got home, there was notification that there was a book I requested at the library. I walked to get it and stopped for a couple things for supper. With all the walking I did today, I got 11,000 steps on my FitBit. <em>250</... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:55:45 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625860 Saturday I followed The Plan quite closely. <BR> <BR> Today I was totally off. My daughter and son-in-law were here overnight. I made brunch for us - pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. Yes, I had some. <BR> <BR> Tonight my husband wanted to take me out for supper. He said it was for valentine's day. I had one of my favourites - pan fried pickerel. It was very good. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure where I go from here. Do I act as though today never happened and consider Monday my Day Fou... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:48:09 EST The Plan - Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624158 Day one was good. I was in bed by 10 and slept well. Today's food is similar to day one. <BR> <BR> During the first three days on The Plan, she recommends that one NOT work out. I was willing to skip but today is my workout day with my coach and I do enjoy my Friday sessions. It was a good workout. She put me through three rounds. I am happy with my progress and she says she is also. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Water is good but it is definitely a work in progress. <em>91</em> <BR... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:20:37 EST Trying "The Plan" - Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623138 Recently I learned about "The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas. I borrowed the book from the library and started to read. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I made flax granola so I would be ready to start today. I have a feeling that one of my biggest challenges will be drinking all the water. According to the author, it is essential to drink approximately half my body weight in ounces. For now, I am making sure I get 8 cups. After that, we'll see. <BR> <BR> Today: 16 ounces of water with lemon juice ... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:08:09 EST Making Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620485 This morning I read a blog written by one of the leaders of one of my teams. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620240 </link> <BR> <BR> In her blog, Sassy was writing about some of the things new people might face when they join Spark People. I started to think about my own journey. I have been on Spark People since September 2004. I have a hard time believing it is that long. <BR> <BR> Looking back, it appears that I did not wri... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:50:59 EST Chain of Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613316 I like the idea of a chain of kindness as expressed in this short video. <BR> <BR> <link>www.videosmotivational.com/best-clip<BR>s/making-a-difference-videos/chain-of-<BR>kindness/?fsid=eada090ec5ed79214fb21f7<BR>163615fa2#video </link> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 18:59:26 EST Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612393 We have been preparing all week for a new floor in our bedroom. The bedroom and hallway were the only rooms that still had carpeting. We chose the laminate and brought it home just over a week ago. We hoped to get started a week ago but bad weather prevented our son from coming to help. This week Hubby and I got the furniture moved out and the carpet removed. <BR> <BR> Our son came about noon and got right to work. He has installed laminate in several rooms in his house so he is quite e... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:29:24 EST Nassau - Last Part of Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607568 As we were arriving in Nassau. There were two other Carnival boats there at the same time as Carnival Pride. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l680948420.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1631545495.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1062267058.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528044875.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1562584347.jpg"> <BR> <img src="htt... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:47:34 EST Vacation - Part Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605424 I like sharing my pictures but I find it time-consuming to download them here to my blog. It is also difficult for me to decide which ones to share. I admit I take pictures because I enjoy taking pictures and many of them are not interesting to other people. Anyway, here goes: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1005957045.jpg"> <BR> sunset as we were leaving Baltimore <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929019017.jpg"> <BR> <img src=... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:47:00 EST Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603826 the dining staff entertained us one evening. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:59:53 EST Our Vacation - Part One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601593 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l455618511.jpg"> <BR> This is one of the reasons we wanted to get out of town. There was a storm a few days before we were planning to leave. On Friday, we got up early, crossed the Ambassador Bridge and headed toward Baltimore. <BR> <BR> Our hotel was on this street. We parked the car Friday night and left it in the parking garage until we checked out Sunday morning. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l485446477.jpg"... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:31:48 EST Home Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599830 We arrived back home Sunday night about 9:45. It was a good day but it was long. We got Wiggles from our granddaughters' care but we still have to go for Buddy. Wiggles, <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702887060.jpg">is a small dog. We think she might have had too many cookies while we were gone because she looks fatter. <BR> I expect Buddy will have dropped a couple pounds because our daughter takes him for long walks when they take their lab. <BR> <BR> There are ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:33:58 EST