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/ 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 Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086202 It has been a long day of waiting, longer for Himself, I am sure. He was supposed to go by ambulance to the city for his angiogram at 1 p.m. They didn't pick him up until 2. That last hour was hard. <BR> <BR> I was home by 4. (I stopped to get something to eat at my favourite restaurant. My food has been terrible this week.) Around 5 our son who lives in Windsor offered to go to the hospital to see if he could find out anything. He saw Himself who was still waiting with others for the... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 20:28:33 EST Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085341 Himself gets to go for an ambulance ride on Tuesday when they take him to Windsor for an angiogram. When we hear the results we will know what comes next. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your good wishes and prayers for us. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:19:38 EST Be Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083988 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d105891-bb0a-4c73-aa2f-f098bfef3231.jpg"> <BR> <BR> {no change with Himself. I suppose no news is good news} Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:32:07 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083421 Thursday morning I went to my exercise class. It was good. Afterward, I went for lunch with my girlfriend. Himself joined us. That was okay. We had a nice visit. <BR> (My friend Lynda <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>ANJEAN6 </link> is the one who turned me on to calling my husband 'Himself'. I have adopted her habit. <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> At 2:30 we had an appointment in the next town to pick up new hearing aids for Himself. <BR> That appointment went well and he... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:27:24 EST Your Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23c05ad8-fad2-4083-9936-5594826a8f63.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. And that's okay. They don't need to, it's not for them. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:50:45 EST A Successful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078707 "To laugh often and much; <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dff7f986-26b5-4be6-9e28-d7340645105c.jpg"> <BR> to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e229f73-31e3-4657-9bb1-a8a409e8b5ce.jpg"> <BR> to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; <BR> to appreciate beauty; <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90b23125-1c2b-4768-bd96-3... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:32:38 EST Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077042 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88764fe8-f46c-4c8e-8a72-069c2093fb06.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to be awesome!! Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:52:21 EST So She Did http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074906 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8c83185-d765-45fe-9582-84a2bbe6489f.jpg"> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:32:22 EST Perfectionism (copied from Meditations for Women) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072609 [These are not my words but they 'spoke' to me this morning when I read them. I think there are probably others who sometimes have similar thoughts when they are working at improving old habits. <em>381</em> but if we expect perfection, we will always fall short] <BR> <BR> <link>meditationsforwomen.com/danger-of-pe<BR>rfectionistic-expectations/ </link> <BR> <BR> Danger of Perfectionistic Expectations <BR> <BR> “Perfectionism is a state of mind.” <BR> <BR> As we pursue change in yo... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:53:57 EST Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071358 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d1dfc00-ef2d-400d-810e-44c7228e5846.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Believe in yourself Sat, 16 Jan 2016 21:21:10 EST It's Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28d42738-fc03-4ca7-8d77-d0aaa13ce097.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's cold out. Bring your pets inside. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:41:04 EST Beck Diet Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064803 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c811c949-f0d7-490c-9697-ec8b3b9e796e.jpg"> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:06:32 EST End of Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063613 It has been a quiet vacation. When we got here, my husband was recovering from a cold. I did what I could to avoid catching said cold but today I have been sneezing and blowing like crazy. My poor nose. <BR> <BR> A break in one's regular routine helps one realize how nice it is to have a routine. We have been away since Jan. 1. I haven't been for a good walk since we left home. We have done some strolling but sometimes that just doesn't cut it. It's better than nothing but just barely... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 23:09:49 EST Today in Collingwood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062313 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f636fbe-49c9-414b-8d4b-1e3e7976e4ca.JPG"> This is the building where we have been staying while here in Collingwood. <BR> <BR> Today is a beautiful day. The sun is shining and it is not too cold for walking around if you are dressed properly. We hung around reading and playing on the computer this morning. At lunchtime, we went to The Olde Red Hen Restaurant <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1de89541-11da-4e97-a27f-18a231343... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 16:25:52 EST Cranberry Resort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061405 On Jan. 1, our daughter and son-in-law drove to Collingwood, Ontario. The same day, we drove to their house to dog-sit their 2 black labs. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5183d5a-ff72-46df-a6f7-86a5c1f0ffc3.jpg"> (shown here in their Christmas picture). The 'kids' made reservations at Cranberry Resort for the week. <BR> <link>www.thecranberryresort.com </link> They planned to ski on the weekend and return home on Monday and we would come on Monday and stay until Frida... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 19:31:11 EST A Strong Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23829e27-9f09-48c2-af7d-29acd13d45ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... <BR> no matter what life throws at her. <BR> <BR> Have a great year!! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 22:18:31 EST Listening to My Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054123 On Sunday, one of my Spark friends, wrote a blog about "Whatever it takes!" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053356 </link> <BR> <BR> Since I read that blog, I have been doing a lot of thinking about what she wrote. This afternoon, I did it - I threw some cookies in the garbage. Yes, my husband eats cookies too but I can tell that if these particular cookies stayed in our cupboard, it would be ME eating them and not himself. There are st... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:22:00 EST Happy Boxing Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052927 Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom and many countries (including Canada) that were once part of the British Empire. The origin of this holiday's name is not clear. In feudal times in the United Kingdom, the lord of the manor would 'pay' people who worked on his land in the past year with boxes practical goods, such as agricultural tools, food and cloth. These were often distributed on the day after Christmas Day. More recently, employers traditionally gave their servants a gift of ... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:56:32 EST