HICKOK-HALEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HICKOK%2DHALEY HICKOK-HALEY'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/ Bloodhounds, gotta love em http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473309 I read a quick article about this dog, but here is the whole story. I love this dog! <BR> <link>barkpost.com/full-story-dog-accident<BR>ally-ran-marathon/ </link> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:13:36 EST This is where I grew up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471393 A old article, but still was exciting to read. How Granada Hills (Calif) has changed. Used to be Ranches and Orange Groves. Now, like everything else, too many homes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ghsnc.org/resources/granada-hill<BR>s-history/ </link> <BR> <BR> On a interesting note. I remember my Dad telling me James Cagney owned a Ranch in Granada Hills. Up in the hills, but I thought he was long gone by the time I was a kid. I just read he sold the ranch in 1964. I was 14...I had no idea he w... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:32:48 EST Catching up with Cherokee Rose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471022 Three weeks worth of cuteness. I tell you, this pup is full of energy. She is growing too fast. This week she had her first drool. So tiny compared to Henley....for now lol. Yesterday she growled (very quietly) for the first time. She spotted the Pigeon on our neighbors garage roof. It doesn't belong there she says, and is most concerned. Today I took pics of the Pigeon, and noticed it had a band. It is a very calm bird, and I wondered if it belonged to someone. Not sure if is lost, or what. ... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:26:59 EST I have always loved music. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468320 That's the amazing thing about music: there's a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck. <BR> Harry Styles <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGhPGH2YROA&<BR>list=RDDGhPGH2YROA </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:37:06 EST Why Do Hospitals Say Not to Drink Green Tea With Prescription Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467425 This is a eye opener, as I am on medication for RA, and drink Green Tea. <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/417464-wh<BR>y-do-hospitals-say-not-to-drink-green-<BR>tea-with-prescription-medication/ </link> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:30:22 EST California Strawberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462408 I read a article not long ago about how harmful California Strawberries are. The toxins the Farmers use, due to all types of weeds etc., is downright scary. The toxins stay in the ground, so even if you wanted to plant new Strawberries, and not use heavy duty toxins, the Strawberries can still be harmful. Plus we are talking "Organic" Strawberries. 2 of 3 major Strawberry Farms closed last year for several reasons. We're talking 3 generation Farmers. At first I was shocked. For years My Mom... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:29:28 EST Vic Damone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462362 I grew up listening to this wonderful singer. He passed away yesterday. What a beautiful voice! <BR> This video was made in his latter years, and he still sounds the same. A lot of singers lose that special touch as they get older, but Vic didn't. Enjoy! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdeKKWu7Jto </link> <BR> <BR> He had a interesting life. <BR> <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Damone </link> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:17:48 EST Such a nice story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456222 And the dog reminds me of Sarge. He too was rescued! Be sure and watch the video. It's short! <BR> <link>iheartdogs.com/stunt-performer-steve<BR>-o-befriends-a-street-dog-cant-go-home<BR>-without-her/?utm_source=IHD-Email-New<BR>sletter-012618&utm_medium=0000&utm_cam<BR>paign=IHD-Email-Newsletter-012618&goal<BR>=0_02022df5fc-7f08658997-176997393&mc_<BR>cid=7f08658997&mc_eid=0752a65911 </link> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:18:06 EST Too funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453859 And I learned a bit of French today! <BR> <link>weather.com/news/news/2018-01-19-mon<BR>treal-artist-pranks-police-fake-snow-car </link> <BR> <BR> Note on car reads: Vous Avez Fait Notr e Soiree <BR> Translation: You made our evening HaHaHaHaHa :) Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:35:36 EST This made my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453535 I was writing a note to my friend WARRIORGIRL121, when one the Ravens landed in our yard letting me know it didn't get Walnuts. So I went outside to throw Walnuts on our garage roof. The raven flew off due to a loud noise. I looked up and saw a strange looking plane. It was flying low, and right over our house. I knew I had seen the plane before, but couldn't remember the name of it. Luckily my Hubby was out in the backyard. I yelled at him to look. (plane makes a lot of noise) He said, "it's... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:05:51 EST Cherokee Rose..How she has grown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452440 Ok, here are three weeks worth of pics. We are amazed at how much she has grown. When we first brought her home we commented on how Henley was bigger then Cherokee when we brought him home. And he was 3/4 Bloodhound. Let me tell you, this last week she has taken off for the races lol. Paws, head, height. So much bigger. She is the same height as Munchie now. Won't last long hehe. Cherokee weighed 8 pds. when we brought her home. As of today she weighs 17.8. She is a beauty! <BR> We brought ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:51:12 EST I loved this story. Such a happy ending! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449960 <link>iheartdogs.com/woman-finds-kindred-s<BR>pirit-in-shelter-dog-who-shared-her-he<BR>art-condition/?source=BottomRelated </link> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:17:27 EST Miss Alice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449581 Well, I can't have a blog about Henley, and leave Miss Alice out. Her birthday is today. She came to us at 8 weeks, and she already knew how to give us her paw. She was one smart dog. She would help my Hubby dig up the weeds in the garden. She helped us carry the hose around the yard. She was only a year older then Henley, but yet seemed so much wiser. We called her Old Mother Hubbard. She would help take care of Henley when we first brought him home, and throughout his growing period. Alice ... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:32:13 EST Happy Birthday My Baby Boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448780 Today is Henley's birthday. I have been thinking of him all day. As Cherokee ran by my side today, I looked down at her and said "I am so happy you are related to Henley, through his Dad" <BR> It puts a smile on my face. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e89fc5a3-cdf8-4845-b1ff-30a5e3586a52.jpg"> <BR> <BR> He was such a goofball sometimes, but my goofball. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4a9e2a4-dcd5-4078-8a8b-f9e9c0fb4690.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 02:12:54 EST Cherokee Rose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446298 We have a new addition to our home. A Liver and Tan Bloodhound. She is a busy little girl, and very sweet. She loves life, and typically, nose is always to the ground. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f41cb7d-fa41-4d2f-94ba-979b745c6709.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/748e185b-1468-429b-bee1-e81de71d34e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/937a99ef-5687-4765-828e-b5e986b927dd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 17:51:25 EST Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all of my friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442572 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKkzbbLYPuI </link> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:22:01 EST Christmas Time Is Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441903 I love this song, so wanted to share it with you. I'm not real familiar with this young lady, but I know I have heard her voice. It is so nice and soothing. Throw in her adorable dog. The love between them makes me smile. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iAaEH_dR_Y </link> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:30:17 EST Perfect place to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441111 I am retired, but if I were young, this is the type of company I would love to work for! <BR> <link>iheartdogs.com/get-a-glimpse-inside-<BR>the-dog-friendliest-workplace-youve-ev<BR>er-seen-2/?utm_source=IHD-Email-Newsle<BR>tter-121717&utm_medium=0000&utm_campai<BR>gn=IHD-Email-Newsletter-121717&goal=0_<BR>02022df5fc-9d0a9ad1fd-176997393&mc_cid<BR>=9d0a9ad1fd&mc_eid=0752a65911 </link> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:37:33 EST 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440020 I can't even believe we are talking winter already, but it's here. I would like to invite anyone to join who feels the need to challenge themselves a bit more. I have been on a 5% Challenge team for a year now. I find the teams fun and exciting. I have developed good friendships, and the leaders are fantastic. Each week we have a new challenge, combined with keeping track of how many minutes we exercise. And....we lose 5% of our weight. Taking it nice and slow. Please consider joining the 20... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:07:18 EST Too cute! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438328 <link>www.pawmygosh.co/22-cutest-passenger<BR>s/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=em<BR>ail&utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:58:52 EST Wonderful Poem! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438069 The Littlest Christmas Tree <BR> <BR> © Amy Peterson <BR> <BR> Published: April 2009 <BR> <BR> The littlest Christmas tree <BR> lived in a meadow of green <BR> among a family <BR> of tall evergreens. <BR> He learned how to whisper <BR> the evergreen song <BR> with the slightest of wind <BR> that came gently along. <BR> <BR> He watched as the birds <BR> made a home out of twigs, <BR> and couldn't wait till <BR> he, too, was big. <BR> For all of the trees <BR> offered a home, <BR> the maple... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:47:39 EST Our yard was alive this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436907 It started off with the Ravens letting me know they needed some food. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d2e80d9-85be-4d31-b29d-dc6a3a4cd7a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f295429a-6e07-4ed8-b30b-8a811550e358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then a Scrub Jay started asking for peanuts. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/924a22ef-9ca7-4c26-9f85-5a1ad3241811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc514a42-3e7c-... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 01:41:47 EST I love this quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436165 <BR> When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamoring's of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:42:41 EST What a week-end! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431187 Those of you who have known me for a while will remember I had a Lumpectomy in the middle of May. Followed up with 3 weeks Radiation. I was doing so well. Then last week I started aching around the area where they made the incision, and I had swelled up like a balloon. I knew this wasn't normal, so Friday called Kaiser (my health ins.) They tried to get me a same day appt. They didn't have any openings, but said I go to the walk in clinic. When I got there they were swamped. The receptionist ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:07:55 EST Happy Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426856 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91f819ed-d764-4c66-94e6-2a13f1975e02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3375582-3813-4092-89ce-9945db585860.jpg"> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:02:50 EST Fats Domino http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6424993 My two oldest Sisters were 12 and 14 when I was born. I always listened to their music. One of my favorites was Fats Domino. I just read where he passed at the age of 89. That's a nice long life. One of my favorite songs that Fats did. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1z45jVlM34 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:04:41 EST Goodbye my baby boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6424329 Henley has had some health issues for the last 2 months. The Vet tried everything, hoping he would bounce back. Normally Henley weighed 97 pds. As of today he was down to 83. We put him on a special diet, due to pancreatitis. He just wasn't that interested in food on a daily basis. Plus Henley's spine had been deteriorating. Today, while taking a walk, Henley started losing control of his front legs. His back legs were already weak. So we decided it was time to let him go. So here is a trib... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:11:48 EST Harvest Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418550 At times like this I wish I had a professional camera, but my camera is pretty good. My Hubby bought it for me, so it is a sentimental camera. Anyway, here is one of the pics I took tonight. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9949f71-199b-4ba5-b5ad-33caacb596b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cali, the cat who has adopted us, followed me around the yard. She still doesn't want to be touched, but she is getting more trusting. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/059e2483... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:03:36 EST Woo Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416085 They have arrived!! Last week I thought I heard a different bird call. And at least two has been calling all day. I am thrilled. The birds are a bit early this year. Pics from my yard. Male Yellow Rump Warbler. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8a71eb0-671a-42c4-95f3-d9c2af22eb03.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36ae430e-49f2-4106-a355-fe5f246e7ea9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Female Yellow Rump <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:12:00 EST For Coffee drinkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409828 <link>iheartdogs.com/taiwan-coffee-shop-cr<BR>eates-incredibly-realistic-latte-pup-p<BR>ortraits/?utm_source=IHDS-Email&utm_me<BR>dium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Newslette<BR>r_09-10-17&mc_cid=4353e9c941&mc_eid=0752a65911 </link> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:43:48 EST Owner Tells His Dog He Got A New Kitten http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403172 <link>www.metaspoon.com/owner-dog-kitten?c<BR>at=canines&fb=15064M1mwr3565aK&utm_sou<BR>rce=15064M1mwr3565aK </link> <BR> <BR> Scroll down for video Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:57:15 EST Poor Henley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400760 Henley's allergies are really bad this summer. His back paws have fungus on the largest pad. Thank goodness, not every pad on his feet. This has never happened before. He has been licking himself like crazy, and put a bald spot on his tail. Therefore, we had to take him to the Vet. The Vet adores Henley, and normally he loves going to the vet. But he came home so upset. They shaved a tiny spot in his tail where he had been licking. That way we can keep the area clean. He has 2 different types... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:48:55 EST Cute Hot Dog Idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398346 Might be good for a birthday party, or a family get together. Something special for just now and then. I'm sure you can cut down on the fats. If you don't like this idea, then don't make it. Don't rain on my parade. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.delish.com/cooking/videos/a54780<BR>/garlic-bread-hot-dogs-video/?src=nl&m<BR>ag=del&list=nl_dnl_news&date=081017 </link> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390033 First I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, and prayers. Alice was our special girl, and is truly missed. <BR> <BR> Now for the update. Today I finished my radiation therapy. I do not have to go back. I will start seeing a different doctor here in town for the Hormonal Therapy. My side affects from the radiation haven't been bad. I am so happy about that. I have been lucky from day one. <BR> Our garden is sure looking good. The Sunflowers make me smile. So I am passing al... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:39:10 EST Sweet Alice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386084 12 1/2 years ago we brought home a pup. 8 weeks old. My Daughter named her Alice. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aff3920a-48fb-427b-99c0-2657a168322b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b57e85df-15cd-437d-b300-4e5e9a5c1cf1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When Alice turned a year old she would help my Hubby in the garden. Dennis was pulling weeds, put them in a pile, go back and pull more weeds. Alice watched him a bit, then decided to help. She dug up a ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:43:12 EST I won't be around as much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380843 Today I start my radiation treatments. Luckily, only 3 weeks. I will be commuting down to Los Angeles, so half of my day will be busy. I should be done by the middle of July. Then I can get back to my normal schedule. <BR> <BR> We have been watching House Sparrows feed their babies the last few weeks. They sure have grown, and have become much louder. Sorry, no pictures. The box nest if right by the back of our house, and when we go outside, the parents fly off. I just don't want to stress ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:39:18 EST Interesting web site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377126 For my friends who live in the United States. <BR> <link>www.usalovelist.com/states/ </link> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:34:20 EST Sitting outside with the birds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372786 Every evening the birds sit on the wire and poles, and watch the sun go down. I grabbed my camera, and sat in my chair with them around 7:30 pm, and admired the beauty. There was our Sunflowers, with our neighbors flowers and trees in the background. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c46bfcee-c844-40ab-a41d-114ec839715a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I took pics of the Doves <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48404873-0aae-4648-8470-90c74cf0bb88.jpg"> <BR> <img src="... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 01:45:38 EST Is this a Cucumber? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371738 My Hubby came in from the front yard this morning, and asked me about the big yellow flower. He thought I had planted it. "Looks like a vine" I had no idea what he was talking about lol. I went outside and looked. Wow, what a beautiful flower, but I didn't plant it. The birds must have dropped the seeds. Anyway, I think it might be some type of Cucumber. Anybody out there know what this is? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/283fe173-1866-4b4a-844d-458127081c43.jpg"> <BR> ... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:56:12 EST And the name is!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371268 I contacted a Mr. Thomas who serves the Antelope Valley for plants etc. that thrive here. This is the name of the pretty blue plant. <BR> <BR> Eriastrum densifolium - Giant Woolystars, in the phlox family. <BR> <BR> So now we know! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88e7beb8-4f56-4cac-8459-ab7d96c661f9.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6a786e5-88f5-4d64-9316-c058e91396eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A bit on info on the plant. <BR> <link>www.calflora.or... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:45:30 EST Munchie and I took a hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370856 It wasn't a long hike, but it was fun. I really should have left earlier then I did. We got to the hills about 10:30, and it was very warm already. Right when we got out of the car I noticed one of my favorite plants was in bloom. I can't remember the name of the plant, nor could I find it on line, but it is beautiful. They are scattered all over the area. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c352398f-78f0-483c-8942-b08fb9b0548f.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 20:14:14 EST Our first Sunflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367781 This one popped up on its own. Left overs from last year. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82986836-baee-4e02-96dd-b9fc602d0f6a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of our Canna's has bloomed as well. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32a95ce5-238a-486f-ae39-e457baeaf6f6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Walking back to the house I noticed our white Roses. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8dd4cff-7d2e-421f-b4f7-a5ec3f83ecd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope y'all have a w... Sun, 28 May 2017 16:35:18 EST Can't remember where I left off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366292 I have taken so many pictures, and I don't remember which ones were put in blogs. So I'm starting over. April 7th Munchie had to go outside at 3 am. I opened the door, and let him out. I looked up at the sky, and there was the Moon. I ran back in the house and took a couple of pictures. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/210bb2d0-af32-49eb-8c90-fa87c577337e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On the 9th Munchie and I took a walk in the hills. What a beautiful day. <BR> <img src="http://pho... Thu, 25 May 2017 00:55:44 EST Good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365451 I went to the Surgeon today, who did the lumpectomy. He said he got all of the tumor, and it had clean edges. He also took 5 lymph nodes because they were right next to each other. All of the nodes came back clean. Next week I have a consultation with a Radiologist. I also have an appt. with Medical Oncology. The worst is over, and only looking forward. When ever I get stressed, I look at God's wonders. One of my favorite sunrises! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f64df99... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:54:44 EST Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362441 This is Dennis. Surgery went well. Jeanne is sleeping a lot. It might be a couple of days before she is online. Mon, 15 May 2017 22:08:43 EST Tour around my back yard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359095 First I will give you a update. A couple people have asked if I ever had the MRI. The gal that called me said the wrong test. She probably had told a few people before me that they needed to schedule a MRI, and that just spit out of her mouth when she called me. When I went to my clinic, they told me I was having another Mammogram, and a Ultra Sound. The spot was still on the X-ray, and the Ultra Sound. I then had a biopsy done. I was given the results of that on Monday. I do have stage 1 can... Mon, 8 May 2017 00:21:02 EST MRI? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344809 I had a Mammogram a few days ago, and got a call back today. They said they found something, and wanted me to go back for a MRI. I think that is what she said. To be honest I was so surprised, I can't even remember everything she said. I will be 67 on the 21st, and this is the first time I have ever been called back. I'm sure some of my spark friends have gone through this. Can you enlighten me about your experience? Most of me says "don't worry, it probably isn't anything bad", but then you ... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 20:01:38 EST Avacado Humus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344355 Sounds good. <BR> <link>www.yummly.co/#recipe/Avocado-Hummus<BR>-1521654 </link> Wed, 5 Apr 2017 20:19:39 EST Good Day Sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330404 The sun is out. It's 71 degrees F (21 C). Ground Squirrels have popped their head out to say hello. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/237e9405-86da-406c-ba57-2bf3f21a7808.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cotton Tails are running around, nibbling on shrubs. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43a33d75-c504-4589-b683-e17243accb5b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lizards are basking in the sun <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9add148-eb46-45eb-8a33-67d687036da4.jpg"... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 16:59:35 EST Catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330064 I joined the Winter 5% Challenge. Let me tell you, I have not been a shining star lol. We had a severe drought for a few years, which spoiled me, and this year was the total opposite. More like the winter we are supposed to have, but due to the rain, there were days I couldn't go hiking. It actually affected my mood somewhat. First time that has happened. Therefore, I haven't lost the 5% I am supposed to have lost. Oh well. At least I am on target for my big goal. Which is to be down to 143 b... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 00:29:59 EST