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/ My Parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215208 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/490ae73d-5203-4f11-b4ef-eb2274a63c48.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On Wednesday, August 9, 1944 Samuel Winfield Theal and Marguerite Kelley (my parents) were united in marriage. They were married for 44 years. My father died in 1988 and my mother in 2005. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/775e9e58-8c81-4399-a290-0bc2db2ab1aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my great-grandparents with my parents. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <BR... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 22:07:02 EST August 1-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213960 Last Monday was a civic holiday which meant it was a long weekend for many in Canada. Of course, as my husband says, when you are retired, every weekend is a long weekend. <BR> <BR> Tuesday was my regular morning at Hospice. It was a quiet morning which is not a bad thing. <BR> <BR> In the evening, I joined the walking group on the Greenway. Some of the walkers were in the Tuesday morning group I belonged to before I started to volunteer. We walked for an hour. It was nice to have com... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 21:54:53 EST July 18-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205862 How quickly memories fade. I decided to write about my week and here I sit trying to remember what I did each day. <BR> <BR> Monday night Hubby's friend from his navy days died in hospital. We knew the end was coming quickly but it was still shock to Hubby. Joe was 69. <BR> <BR> Tuesday morning I am one of the receptionists at the new Hospice in Leamington. There are two of us manning the door from 8 until noon. The friend I had been working with since the house opened in the spring ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:32:07 EST Waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200314 Have you ever thought about how much time you spend waiting for something? <BR> <BR> These days Himself and I have been waiting for a phone call from the hospital in London letting us know when his surgery is scheduled. We were in London on my birthday (July 5) for his pre-op appointment. The nurse checked what she needed to check and explained more about the procedure and answered questions. They also showed us a video about what to expect. He is ready and now we wait. <BR> <BR> He nee... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:05:09 EST Canada Day 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193097 Happy 149th birthday Canada!! I wonder how we will celebrate your 150th next year. <BR> <BR> The day started with the welcome sound of rain falling. We had a brief shower about a week ago. Today was much better. I think it might have rained for about an hour. It was nice and steady. I did not mind that it stopped after breakfast before we left for Amherstburg. <BR> <BR> Today was the Canada D'Eh 5k in Amherstburg. We start in front of Fort Malden where someone shoots a musket as our ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:10:14 EST Will It Rain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190123 I am listening to the thunder and wondering if we will get some rain. We need it desperately. The last time I heard thunder with the expectation that rain would follow, nothing happened. <BR> The grass is so 'crisp' it hurts to walk on it barefoot. <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:34:33 EST Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185880 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e226e31c-9a6d-454e-9a7e-dedc692c8678.JPG"> Me and my daddy on my third birthday. <BR> <BR> My father died 28 years ago in April. I will never forget getting Mom's phone call in the middle of the night. He was only 67 years old. Now that I am older than that, 67 seems so young. <BR> <BR> My parents were married during the war. Daddy worked as a radio operator for the Department of Transport. He was stationed in Happy Valley Goose Bay. ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:43:27 EST Friday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184493 What a beautiful morning. I am sitting on our patio enjoying watching our little town wake up. At this time of year, early morning is my favourite time of day. If it is going to be hot, it isn't yet. It is quiet (except for Molly, the dog who lives behind us and barks every time I move. I am always happy when they take her in. Except for the barking, she is a nice dog.) <BR> <BR> I tried to talk myself into going for a walk but I was not successful. I chose to sit here and watch. I... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:12:36 EST Age with Grace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183946 I read this article this morning and wanted to share. It fits in with our Spark People family. We are learning to enjoy healthy food; we know the importance of good sleep; we try to add more exercise to our days and very importantly, we are building a supportive network of like-minded friends. We ARE aging with grace. <BR> <BR> Age with Grace <BR> <BR> Six Lessons from Long-Livers <link>www.drgrasser.com </link> <BR> <BR> 1. EAT: <BR> Enjoy food, but remember that less is more. Ke... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:11:26 EST Good Timing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173020 This morning I opened an e-mail <link>www.meditationsforweightloss.com/dai<BR>lys/960386.html </link> and wondered how she knew about my struggle. <BR> <BR> Her suggested affirmation is one I will be using: I am back on track and losing again. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 30 May 2016 11:24:16 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172673 I am on the verge of getting discouraged. My weight has been creeping up again. I'm not sure what I am doing different. I have been incredibly tired which doesn't help with anything. I did manage to go for a nice walk this morning. It has been too long since I did that. Perhaps that is the difference. I am starting to keep better track of what I am eating. That is another place where I have been getting careless. I guess when one puts all the pieces together, there are many changes ... Sun, 29 May 2016 21:19:41 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162411 I am ready for another vacation. <BR> <BR> As I have shared with some of you, Himself has been having some health issues. He has been extremely tired and gets winded with short walks. He was told he will need a heart valve operation. (I don't know proper medical terms. I am just saying it the way I understand it.) <BR> <BR> For some reason, his blood hemoglobin is low. It was tested about a week ago and it was 76. A couple days later it was 73. Last Friday afternoon, his doctor sen... Fri, 13 May 2016 21:22:34 EST Mother Daughter Vacation Ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157203 One week ago, Daughter and I were packing up to return home. Neither of us slept well Thursday night. We got up early, had something to eat and drove away. We wanted to get through Detroit before rush hour. We had tried unsucessfully all week to find out if traffic was moving well on 1-75 northbound because of the traffic slow-down we had seen on our way TO Tennessee. <BR> <BR> We had a good trip. We had a brief slow-down around Cincinnatti, Ohio. There was an accident southbound (we s... Thu, 5 May 2016 22:07:33 EST Laurel Falls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156476 The camera fails to capture the beauty. A video helps. This is what we saw when we reached Laurel Falls. Wed, 4 May 2016 20:02:51 EST Daughter Vacation Thursday, Laurel Falls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156458 From the 'Great Smoky Mountains National Park' information book: "This paved trail is the most popular waterfall trail in the park. It passes through a pine and oak forest." Round-Trip distance: 2.5 miles <BR> <BR> On our last day, we headed to Laurel Falls. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7357cfb-614c-49c0-85d3-e0fb11e5e2e3.JPG"> <BR> As we drove out of downtown Gatlinburg into the National Park, we could see why they are called 'smoky' mountains. <BR> <BR> <i... Wed, 4 May 2016 19:25:35 EST Mother-Daughter Vacation Clingmans Dome - Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bf0fe3a-aaef-41f4-9689-0673b8b7c916.JPG"> <BR> Before we left on Wednesday, Daughter made yummy mushroom and cheese omelets. She and her husband have stayed in this type of accommodation before and she has a rough meal plan she follows. For me, it was great because I had a break from planning and preparing meals. I thoroughly enjoyed everything she made. Unfortunately, we couldn't figure out how to work the coffee machine. K. went to the c... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:52:10 EST Mother Daughter Vacation Tuesday, Cades Cove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154775 (I will try again. At least this time, I have it written somewhere else. I need to get it down before I forget. <em>39</em> ) <BR> <BR> Tuesday morning, we had an 8:30 appointment with the vacation share people. We drove back to Sevierville only to find that the lady who registered me had given me the wrong information. We could have stayed in Gatlinburg. Needless to say, their mistake made me a few minutes late but that part was not a problem. We listened to all the reasons my husba... Mon, 2 May 2016 12:05:22 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154028 I am feeling frustrated right now. I know this has happened to other Sparks and it has happened to me before. I spent an hour writing and adding pictures to my blog. I was finished and ready to post when the computer 'hiccupped' and everything was gone. I cannot find a way to bring it back. I will re-write later. Now I have to go for a walk. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 12:30:53 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152558 It is 2 a.m. and I wish I was sleeping. Later this morning, we will be checking out and heading home. I am not looking forward to the drive. On Sunday, when we were coming, we saw a long line of stopped/extremely slow traffic on I-75 Northbound. We haven't been able to find out if that is an on-going problem. We don't want to be stuck like that. I hope Daughter is sleeping better than I am. <BR> <BR> I wanted to make sure I got my log-in points. Can't mess up my streak you know. ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:05:24 EST Mother-Daughter Vacation Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152216 On Monday we got up and had breakfast at the motel. We both have similar body clocks which is good. We both like going to bed early and getting up early. We didn't realize how close to Gatlinburg we were when we stopped for the night. My reservation at the vacation share started on Monday afternoon. We checked the desk in the morning and they allowed us to come in and get settled early. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37ab71ff-0c1b-44ad-be87-b9705fa52966.JPG"... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:07:06 EST Mother-Daughter Vacation Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151303 On Sunday Daughter and I left Ontario for the drive to Tennessee. The border crossing was very smooth and we were early enough that the traffic on the freeway was not heavy. We stopped at Bob Evans for breakfast. I think we were still in Ohio. <BR> <BR> In the afternoon, we made a stop in Corbin, Kentucky. We had read that Kentucky Fried Chicken orginated in Corbin. We found Colonel Sanders' restaurant and K. had her picture taken with the Colonel. We didn't have any chicken, we just ... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:46:22 EST Mother-Daughter Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148269 After Himself and I returned from Myrtle Beach back in February, we started to plan our next trip. We decided on Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our second son took his family there a few years ago and had such a good time, they went back a second time. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, Himself is having some health issues. We decided it would be unwise for him to travel into a foreign country. (That's right, the United States is a foreign country when a person is Canadian.) I was going to cancel our res... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:43:30 EST The Boston Marathon's Last Place Finisher Is Its Biggest Winner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146729 I have been reading about the Boston Marathon. I watched it on TV on Monday and have been reading the blogs of ONEKIDSMOM and STRONGDAWG as they shared their experience as spectators. Today I came across this article. It caught my attention because of the age of the lady. Keeping up with athletes who are in my age bracket is motivating for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-bos<BR>ton-marathons-last-place-finisher-is-i<BR>ts-biggest-winner_us_57165175e4b0060cc<BR... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:48:58 EST Get Moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145939 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dbad471-dcd3-479f-bad4-876c9dd7eeec.jpg"> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:25:40 EST Time to Make It Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145199 At some point in the past, I wrote this little ditty. I came across it tonight when I was sorting through some old notebooks. <BR> <BR> There once was a lady named Judy <BR> Who longed to become a real cutie, <BR> She walked with her dog <BR> Of her food kept a log <BR> And one day she became a slim beauty. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:51:59 EST Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140237 Most of you are unaware that I was having a problem with my Facebook since Saturday night. That problem was the reason I called yesterday's blog, "What a Day". Saturday night I made the mistake of clicking on a video I thought had come from a friend. Unfortunately, it was spam that proceeded to send itself to my friend's list, not just once but several times. <BR> <BR> I spent most of Saturday night and much of Sunday trying to clear away the junk and tighten the security on my page. T... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:51:48 EST What a Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139485 This morning when I got up, there was no snow on the ground. I had my clothes laid out and I had made overnight steel cut oats in the the slow cooker. I decided it was a 'Go' for doing the Spring Thaw 5k. We were in the city on Saturday so I already had my bib. Would you believe I was #1. <BR> <BR> I have already written about my day. Unfortunately, that blog was lost in the process. Perhaps that is a good thing because this one is shorter. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I finished and... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 22:55:07 EST Spring Thaw 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137053 Back in January, I signed up for the annual Spring Thaw 5K to be held on April 10. I have participated in the event the last two years when it was in March. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1b474a3-baa6-4d62-a77f-4fa40e425ac2.jpg"> <BR> That's me in the yellow jacket. <BR> <BR> It was cold both years but you expect it to be cold in March. I thought it was a safe bet that April 10 would be a nice day. Himself went for a longer motorcycle ride on Easter Sunday. ... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 10:57:24 EST Visit to Colasanti's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136681 This afternoon we stopped at Colasanti's. ( <link>www.colasanti.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> These are a few of the animals we saw. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24f15fe1-1e34-4f5a-8e65-2e9b3dac4500.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de854a2d-0d5d-4591-bee8-19b2ea3f0b81.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb629519-9085-49c2-98e3-21b663a85008.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dde8... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 21:50:09 EST Get Off the Clearance Rack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130206 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30439096-f66e-4077-b954-17833ff4bf63.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you're not being treated with love and respect, check your price tag. Maybe you've marked yourself down. It's you who tells people what you're worth. Get off the clearance rack and get behind the glass where they keep the valuables. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:28:12 EST You Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128289 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fc97fad-1a94-4521-a7e9-aadce87ef7ca.jpg"> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:53:05 EST Always http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127367 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7f94d57-22a7-4964-829b-5dea45a75bae.jpg"> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:06:58 EST First Day of Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123890 Spring is my favourite time of year. I enjoy seeing the world wake up and come alive again. My crocus bloomed during the week. Yesterday, I noticed my first daffodil. I moved some of my daffodils last summer so I am unsure where or when they will show up. (I like surprises.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7abc97e0-1772-4974-b6dc-53d0465659d9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> It was cold today. I had to get my winter jacket out again. We had some exceptionally mild days last... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 22:09:21 EST Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122134 Yesterday I wrote a blog about nothing in particular. This morning when I checked in, there was a 'voted featured blog post' sticker on the corner. How did that happen? I have seen that sticker on friends' blogs and thought that it would be fun to see it on one of mine and it really did give me a boost but why when I didn't even say anything important. I expected if it ever happened, I would have made some kind of profound statement. <em>211</em> <BR> Thank you, however it happened. ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:33:27 EST March 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121324 This morning as I was reading the blogs I follow, I was wishing I was more consistent with my own blog. Once I get started, I can usually come up with a few lines but knowing WHAT I want to write about is often my challenge. <BR> <BR> I think part of the problem is my personality. I am a private person. There are few people I open up to. I have probably shared here on Spark People more than I tell my friends and family but that took time. I remember writing my first journal entry all th... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:02:04 EST You're Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113854 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b2e2b06-0ad0-4123-adb5-86957bc66886.jpg"> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 22:18:52 EST Keep Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112713 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd175cf3-3593-45f3-904a-794a7dc09b6e.jpg"> Sun, 6 Mar 2016 15:47:05 EST Don't Wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112199 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46555f76-abe6-42a2-8b28-416d50b2f8f4.jpg"> Sat, 5 Mar 2016 21:43:13 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110516 I am tired. I have not done much today; I didn't even get dressed until almost noon. The laundry is caught up and put away from our vacation. Himself and Wiggles left about 4 to go to our daughter's to get Buddy. They will stay overnight. I am planning to have a good sleep. <em>102</em> There will be no little dog pleading to get up on the bed and Himself won't be trying to push me out of same bed. (It hasn't happened yet but there are times when it feels possible.) There will be no ... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 17:22:32 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109879 Some of you have been following my vacation story. I wanted to let you know we arrived home this evening. We stopped to get our smaller dog from our son. Wiggles was so happy to see her 'dad' that she was jumping with joy. Vacations are nice but there is no place like home. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 2 Mar 2016 22:43:27 EST Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6107983 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1443ea4-a33a-4f18-8349-514bbb26d978.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Excuses are useless. <BR> Results are priceless. <BR> <BR> Something I need to remember. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <BR> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:12:30 EST Beach Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6107105 Saturday afternoon my husband and I went for a ride on the Skywheel at Myrtle Beach. I will admit that I wasn't sure I wanted to get on that giant ferris wheel but it was not as bad as I thought it might be. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b715d3d-36bf-4d28-91b1-0487a301f638.JPG"> <BR> <BR> The wheel as I looked at it while Himself was buying our tickets to ride. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e782e12-1753-4c73-aa58-7b14c5e5a755.JPG... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:45:08 EST Myrtle Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105640 We arrived in Myrtle Beach this afternoon and checked into our accommodations. We were happy to be upgraded to a room with a partial view of the ocean. Originally they planned to put us in a room across the street. I expect there would not have been much of a view of anything. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6dabf80-786a-4039-a082-7845fe35c926.JPG"> <BR> <BR> South Carolina Welcome Center <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d016af2e-67f... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:20:54 EST Winter Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104928 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5bfa5b3-656e-4d49-97b3-4ff326185be7.JPG"> <BR> leaving Michigan Wednesday morning <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f247b07f-e944-4383-a2ec-34349c830af2.JPG"> <BR> West Virginia Welcome Center <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e352599b-b17c-44ed-98ac-ec3d5f8997cf.JPG"> <BR> the sun broke through Wednesday afternoon <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0e0749f-e755-4d04... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:41:34 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6094189 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79335f5c-cb9d-45cf-9033-824cf54c4851.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To begin anew, you must say farewell to who you once were. <BR> <BR> To open a new door, you must close an old one first. That can be heartbreaking and scary, but it is necessary if you are to change and grow. <BR> <BR> Say 'good bye' to the old you, and rise up as a stronger, and more magical you, walk through the doorway to a new and happier life. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:02:36 EST Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092183 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a7719ee-e956-4d02-a9be-a37a8deb9aba.jpg"> Tue, 9 Feb 2016 21:02:30 EST Life Is Short http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091188 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68ba7083-bd2a-4727-89cc-e81b605ca245.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life is short. <BR> Stop worrying so much. <BR> Have fun. Be grateful. <BR> Be yourself. Don't allow others to bring you down. <BR> Life is a one-time offer. <BR> Live to your fullest. <BR> <BR> - Karen Salmansohn Mon, 8 Feb 2016 18:57:12 EST Day of Remembering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090264 Today my church, Harrow Baptist, celebrated an anniversary - 140 years. Two former pastors and their wives were here for the celebration. It was so good to see them and get hugs. I had worked with both men and was friends with both wives because I was the church secretary for 20 years. I retired in May 2004. <BR> <BR> At 10 the older pastor spoke during the Sunday School time. He is the one who had hired me. At the time he was looking for someone to do some typing. I enjoy typing and ... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:08:46 EST Successful People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36d58f5f-4805-4128-86ec-1f61d393dcd1.png"> <BR> <BR> "Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them." <BR> <BR> - Jack Canfield <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:38:07 EST Irish Proverb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087907 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42d87f75-94f1-4051-9157-821c3a2b62a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A good laugh and and a long sleep, the two best cures. - Irish Proverb <BR> <BR> (Hubby is home and doing well.) Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:28:21 EST