HIKETOHEIGHTS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HIKETOHEIGHTS HIKETOHEIGHTS'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/ SONY HACKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834906 I certainly never thought I would see this day. Unknown persons are censoring media, attacking a major corporation, depriving everyone associated with " The Interview" of their success and seemingly getting away with it. <BR> <BR> The damage of this cyber attack goes beyond a big corporation. Sony has cancelled their premier after threats along the lines of 911 if they proceed. This is incredibly unfair to all of the talent behind this film. Threats have been made to the movie theaters if ... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:12:13 EST ShoalHaven Zoo, New South Wales http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796967 I noticed I was popping out of my gym clothes this morning at Body Combat so I thought I should make it official and stepped on the scale-up 5 pounds from my goal range so I changed my ticker to keep me accountable. I stopped on the way home to buy some healthy options. Vacations are nice, but it is hard on the waistline and the wardrobe. <BR> <BR> Here are some cute shots from my visit to the ShoalHaven Zoo. <link>shoalhavenzoo.com.au/our-animals/gal<BR>lery/ </link> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:33:53 EST Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795437 The Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l633488326.jpg"> <BR> The Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains' best known sites, towering above the Jamison Valley. The... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:03:19 EST Mt. Baldy Moonlight Hike & BBQ Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778091 Every Friday and Saturday the weekend of or before the Full Moon Mt. Baldy has a BBQ serving Tri Tip and Chicken along with some tasty fixings and delicious Missy Salad. Hike from the bottom up or take the lift and make the short stroll to desert view. There's lots of different hiking options. We'll supply the great food and live music. The information is here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.mtbaldyskilifts.com/index.lasso#<BR>!moonlighthikes/c1laj </link> <BR> <BR> For anyone who can make it you... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:14:41 EST Idea World Fitness Expo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761141 I clicked on a SparkPeople.com ad getting me a free pass to an " idea world fitness" expo. I went today and had a a good day. They had lots of booths with different bars, healthy stuff and workouts. <BR> <BR> I did a class called U Jam, that was way fun. These folks have moves and rhythm big time. I was a fish out of water having some fun at it. <BR> <BR> Les Mills had a big presence including a Body Combat class. I was super tired by the end of a long day. <BR> <BR> Good to be home... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:30:25 EST Tell me I am not the only one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742041 Going to a pool party today, fun! I haven't worn a swim suit in YEARS! The last swim suit I bought is over a decade old. Good thing I will be with my friends who won't judge me. <BR> <BR> I am guessing I am not the only old lady who doesn't own a swim suit. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l855575100.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:59:12 EST Greens: Raw or Cooked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741598 Someone recently told me raw greens are better for us than cooked. I read a few articles stating otherwise. One article suggested a variety is ideal. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1771506193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Would you please share your thoughts? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:13 EST Big Pine, California & Shat's Bakery in Biship. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738782 Just went to Big Pine Lakes for some hiking. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l546522058.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l73147745.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716409410.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1356145956.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921322425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nine beautiful glacial lakes high up the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevad... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:52:51 EST Happy Fourth of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731612 I just love our beautiful United States of America. I am so proud and happy to live here, truly a privilege. I received this from my father I hope the link works. I wish everyone a wonderful holiday filled with red, white and blue! <BR> <BR> <link>www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?c<BR>ode=1221321706636&source=jl999 </link> <BR> <BR> Feeling so blessed to be an American. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:37:17 EST Happy Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703440 It certainly is a good day to spend with family and friends breaking bread. I found two spark recipes to share with mine. Love out to those who have served and the ones who love them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744250130.jpg"> <BR> Loved ones spend holidays without our soldiers so we can spend the holidays with ours. <BR> <BR> My brother's Bichons Max & Tilda are back. Max grooms his sister first thing each morning. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Mon, 26 May 2014 10:31:13 EST Jillian Michaels, Oak Ridge Boys & Mr. Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697863 Jillian Michaels just finished a tour called " Maximize your life. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1467688223.jpg"> <BR> She has quite the personality that one. I especially liked two things she said: <BR> 1. Where ever you are in your life you are the one that put yourself there. <BR> 2. All you need to accomplish your goals is your "why" ( meaning your reason for setting that goal ). <BR> <BR> I was invited to see The Oak Ridge Boys. I almost said no because I am not... Sun, 18 May 2014 19:43:13 EST Welcome Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694808 Welcome Wednesday we are all in suspense to see what exciting adventures we will have today! Insert some laughter in your day with a comedy or some you tube videos. <BR> <BR> This video is cute, if the link doesn't work for you just enter cat meets baby first time. Should be a baby in a carrier. Pretty funny, the cat reminds me of Baily's first few encounters with children. <BR> <BR> <link>m.youtube.com/watch?v=wHpIyDnwwX0 </link> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:21:26 EST Finding Your Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694222 Look for your happy in the Drama Free Zone <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1846715661.jpg"> <BR> Have a happy day <em>211</em> Tue, 13 May 2014 14:09:10 EST Motivational Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693588 This blog is for my team mates who had a rough holiday, I feel your pain. <BR> <BR> Hello Motivational Monday <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361414692.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have T.G.I.F. <BR> and <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1924041226.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seems some of us had a stressful holiday followed by fatigue with lack of energy <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1839736077.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No energy to do a regul... Mon, 12 May 2014 17:21:09 EST Brooke' s Graduation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2040129924.jpg"> <BR> My baby girl, Brooke, graduated from college. She is still a baby to me <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:14:52 EST Les Mills Body Combat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675182 We had an extra special treat in my body combat class this morning. Our regular instructor brought someone to help him teach the class. A bit pathetic when the highlight of your day is going to the gym, but I have so much fun in my body combat classes. <BR> <BR> So as we were doing the class he waits until we are half way to announce there are actually many instructors among us. Lucky us when we had SIX body combat combat instructors. It felt like we had won the jack pot. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:29:59 EST Quote from FB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l559155786.jpg"> <BR> Got this off a friend's FB page & wanted to share it with my Spark Family. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:43:31 EST Hiking fun & Poachers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645598 Having some awesome hiking adventures lately. A few snow hikes: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1869343116.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610003399.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350873811.jpg"> <BR> Sangeetha got this shot of my cucumber snacking. One of my hydration tricks eat wet veggies like cucumber & celery. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1884391947.jpg"> <BR> Ontario pea... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:19:15 EST Spring Forward sparkies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643211 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587356953.jpg"> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:12:27 EST Chilling with Mom & Murphy hiker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641492 Baily makes these sad eyes when I leave without her, but today she was suppose to stay home during Body Combat at the gym. She jumped in my car refusing to get out. We met her puppy au pair and spark friend Murphy hiker who walks her while I take body combat. After this we always visit mom. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1329132197.jpg"> <BR> We lay around and discuss little things and sometimes we have these passionate debates. Everything is fine so long as we al... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:10:22 EST Cheri's blog "we are family" re-sparked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638648 We have all heard of a re-tweet, but how about a re-spark? Just read Cheri's blog and just had to re-spark it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638142 </link> <BR> <BR> Her page is set to private so I am including it here in case you can't read it. This is priceless: <BR> <BR> We are family <BR> I got all my cripples with me <BR> We are family <BR> Get up everybody and hobble <BR> <BR> We are family <BR> I got all my cripples... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:46:20 EST Okay to look at map on your phone while driving, really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635956 Do not talk on your phone while driving in California, but go ahead and look at it all you want. An appellate court has determined holding a phone in your hand to follow a map is legal. Reminds me of a moment I nearly lost my life to a young lady staring at her phone driving straight at me while I was walking my dogs. Having someone driving head on at you in a vehicle as you stand there is as haunting as it is infuriating. Apparently now it is perfectly legal. <BR> <BR> The clowns on t... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:22:51 EST What happens when I put my jacket down? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618873 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l534456395.jpg"> <BR> Then I feel guilty when I need my jacket back <em>24</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1845438477.jpg"> <BR> Baily's Valentine's Day portraits. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l838234813.jpg"> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:48:04 EST 'The Needle & The Damage Done' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614027 Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor as well as three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1865164812.jpg"> <BR> That first moment you consider taking drugs, realize it is the merry- go- round of hell. <BR> <B... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:55:31 EST You know this was a great green smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611984 This is for those of you who won't try green smoothies: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l150628829.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1742906642.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l198715483.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51800546.jpg"> <BR> Baily takes ownership of my nutri bullet cup, onward! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817112382.jpg"> <BR> <img src="... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:55:36 EST Loving this new start page more each day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607239 spark-people keeps improving the site making goal seating easier for us. Now we get points for reviewing our goal board-GENIUS! My goal setting and progress has improved significantly with this reminder. <BR> <BR> The clutter battle is real for most of us. As we get older the crap accumulates so we need to purge. I set it in my goal board, review it daily and happy to toss a few things each day. Feels great to clean up the place too. It starts with baby steps like everything. <BR> <B... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:46:47 EST Confessions of a sugar addict http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605177 I have struggled with my excessive sugar intake my whole life, I did the spark sugar challenge and that did help. Yet every now and then I have little slips into the vicious cycle. This most recent slip was one of the worst. <BR> <BR> I was at my favorite bakery the night I went to the Eagles concert, Portos. I ordered one guava pastery, but he ordered 6. At the end of the night they ended up at my place. The guava pastry is not a treat I can turn down so I ate them all by Friday. The... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:02:28 EST Getting my groove back & http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604349 Recovering from the flu kept me from working out for weeks. Returning to a workout has been surprisingly hard. My fitness level dropped and I am a wimp. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303622614.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092265265.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945451704.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1178200237.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No complaint here, just some catch... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:45:32 EST Looking for my groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600361 That awful flu had me in bed for several days <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157821021.jpg"> <BR> I hadn't worked out for 2 weeks so I gave it a try only to cough my way out of the gym. No one wants a sick person working out next to them. <BR> <BR> Workers unplugged and moved my elliptical so I couldn't use it either. Before I knew it, 3weeks went by. <BR> I woke up this morning and saw this in the mirror <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:05:32 EST 3 arrested for starting fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598987 3 young men were cold so they started a fire in the forest, <em>40</em> Causing a horrible fire for days. People have lost their homes, risked their lives, wildlife will die and suffer a horrible death by fire. Our brave firefighters have to risk their lives because of sheer stupidity. It is so aggravating. <BR> <BR> The boys are in custody with five hundred thousand dollars bail. They were honest when apprehended immediately telling authorities they were sorry, they started the fire... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:15:26 EST Angeles Forest on Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595831 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1458497951.jpg"> <BR> They are calling it the "Colby fire" has burned 125 acres. This fire is so close to homes in Glendora California embers are flying on roof tops and trees. One lady's shirt has a burn hole from the embers. They have their hoses out in an effort to save their homes. <BR> <BR> Our brave firefighters are going to wipe this one out! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860594060.jpg"> <BR> Vi... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:24:55 EST Present for Baily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585842 My neighbor gave Baily this collar this morning <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1131653167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was sweet of her, but it is a bit tight on her. Perhaps Baily needs her own spark page to get down to goal weight, lol. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144773375.jpg"> <BR> Baily doesn't seem to like it though. <BR> <BR> I so thought I could go work out, but that was nuts. I got tired just walking around the block. I just keep r... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:49:29 EST DRATS, what would Dr. Oz do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584272 This blog goes out to my Dr. Oz Show Fans Teammates. Super bummer part of being sick in bed is you miss your workouts. The longer that goes in it just gets more difficult to find your mojo and get back. This is where loving it helps out. I absolutely love Body Combat & hiking of course. <BR> <BR> According to Dr. Oz, if you sit all day you should get up every once every hour for a mini walk (like around your desk or chair) then go for a short walk twice a day you don't need to work o... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:18:58 EST Good Belly Challenge problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l59254113.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I joined & bought the juice hoping it would help with my virus. I struggled with the site so I went to the message boards to look for answers only to find more people having problems. <BR> <BR> I did a review of my "other goals" list and if you haven't done it lately I suggest you do. The goals are linked to our start page for easy tracking. I was happy to remove goals that have become my habit now, <em>524</... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 17:16:01 EST Virus & Good Belly challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579424 I have been somewhat busy with events & dog sitting the bichons. A few days ago a little girl sat right next to me and let out a few hacking coughs in my face. Now I am in bed with the dogs. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250093481.jpg"> <BR> Max and Matilda belong to my brother. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1727195283.jpg"> <BR> Normally we would be off on an adventure. They seem to know I am sick. My mother is having surgery today & I had... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:39:36 EST Sparking with M.S. Team message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565780 Here is the team message I wrote for the Sparking with M.S. Team <BR> <BR> Initially, I lacked an inspiration for our December team message. I didn't want to preach good eating with my Yogurtland holiday flavors obsession. One more week of flavors & I will be back on track :). <BR> <BR> I recently lost a classmate who passed away in a diabetic coma at 53 years old. She was thin her entire life and did not even know she was a diabetic. Her life was full then ended with no warning. <BR> <B... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:53:43 EST Teach Your Children Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540192 I just love that song, right? I recently saw Graham Nash perform solo and what a treat that was. I have seen him 3 times now and he only gets better. I got this: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1886448011.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419418960.jpg"> <BR> The full song written on the back. Check his web site to catch his performance if you can go it will be worth it. <BR> <BR> My cousin was just killed while driving on the job by ... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:55:16 EST Mt. San Jacinto from The Palm Springs Tram with D & D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521424 Fun times with old friends in beautiful Mt. San Jacinto State Park. We took the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up to the park to hike for Danny's birthday. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l674539588.jpg"> <BR> This is Dan the farmer man, he runs "Wiser Family Farms" growing the good stuff we all want to eat. We spoke about the Farm business and I realized how grateful I am for farmers like the Weisers to provide us with fresh and local produce we can count on to eat he... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:57:08 EST Mile...Mile & a Half http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516301 Last night I attended a showing of a movie about hiking the John Muir Trail <BR> <BR> <link>themuirproject.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> The name of the movie is "Mile...Mile & a Half" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2026547205.jpg"> <BR> It was so good I cried happy tears almost as much as Les Mis. <BR> <BR> It is available on itunes and DVD. I highly recommend it. <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> Moo is still pink <em>40</em> just in time for Halloween. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:57:22 EST More Moo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511835 Poor Moo got the tomato juice bath today to remove the skunk stench. She never tried to bite, scratch or hurt me at all. She is so sweet. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l582723657.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l290842838.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685861060.jpg"> <BR> Let us hope this does the trick. Does anyone have an idea when my black and white cat who is now a light pink will ever be white aga... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:24:06 EST Happiness is not ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509076 If you ask my cat, Moo, she would say happines is not a skunk followed by a bath and rejection! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l392816850.jpg"> <BR> Our front door was being stalked by this gray cat so Moo refused to come in last night & today she is paying the price with a stench not even her big sister, Baily, will tolerate. Moo is under house arrest for a day or two. <BR> <BR> Love my food should taste good chips making nachos food tracker friendly. I made spin... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:07:38 EST A hole in the screen door http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502606 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55977313.jpg"> <BR> Moo by the screen door <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1119507247.jpg"> <BR> Moo by the little hole in the screen door <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2104977537.jpg"> <BR> Moo busting me busting her <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1806526607.jpg"> <BR> The Getaway! Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:07:08 EST L.A. County Fair: Lynryd Skynyrd & Bad Company http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501657 The L.A. County Fair is over <em>46</em> I did not get enough of it. A season pass got me a whole lot of entertainment for my dollar though. <BR> <BR> I saw Lynryd Skynyrd named as a mocking tribute to their H.S. P. E. teacher, Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for strictly enforcing the boy's long hair policy. <BR> <BR> In 1977 the band's plane crashed in a forest in Mississippi when Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walte... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 17:46:53 EST Demi Lovato, Coco Palm and the L.A. County Fair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487264 Having bought a season pass for the L.A. County Fair I have more than gotten my money's worth. Besides all of the concerts and great food, the people watching is unmatched. So often when you people watch everyone sort of looks the same, right? It is so boring to visit a town and everyone looks like they are wearing a uniform as though they all shop in the same store. Prepare yourself for fun people watching at the fair filled with variety. <BR> <BR> I ate at is Coco Palm right next to th... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:07:01 EST Ke$ha, The Jacksons and Kettle Corn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484584 Tonight our Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur the holiest day of the year) begins. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Many do a modified fast to include some water or a bite to eat for health reasons and they now have services online also. <BR> <BR> I went to the Ke$ha concert last weekend, what FUN! It was an eye opener for me like no other concert I have e... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:22:45 EST 9/11 Service Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482780 I have no words on this day just as I had none 12 years ago. Making any contribution is a good way to deal with this difficult day. I found several sources suggesting a community service in honor of the heroes and victims of 9/11. <BR> <BR> 9/11 Day is the non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. We created this observance soon after 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, h... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:50:51 EST Season Premiere Today: Dr. Oz Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480722 Oh Joy!!! I have been watching the repeats, taking notes and enjoying all of the repeat episodes of Dr. Oz's show. <BR> <BR> Today is his season premiere, I am guessing everyone knows that already with plans to watch. It is time to learn more so take notes! Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:58:48 EST The Motels, Terri Nunn & The Bangles at the L.A. County Fair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475679 Imagine my surprise when I heard The Motels were going to be at the Terri Nunn & Bangles concert. I had planned to see them at a concert over a year ago until something prevented me from attending. After having seen them, I can see why people love them so much. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l895674554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We saw Terri Nunn with Berlin last year and she was great. She wore an elegant long skirt with a cute bustier, boa and boots very much her rock and ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 12:01:37 EST Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler and The Top of The World Restaurant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473524 The L.A. County Fair is here and so is the Summer Concert Series <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893604666.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.lacountyfair.com/2013/entertainm<BR>ent/concerts.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Saturday Night I enjoyed the Prime Rib Buffet at the Top of The Park Restaurant with the Mountains in full view. Food was so delicious well worth allowing myself to eat as much as I wanted. Next time I will consider ordering from the menu to avoid the sugar b... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:07:49 EST L.A. County Fair: The Music of War http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471857 Yesterday was opening day at the L.A. County Fair. A season pass is getting me into some concerts I will love. Last night was The Music of War, I have blogged about seeing them many times before. The band just keeps getting better each year. <BR> <BR> I HAD SUCH FUN!!! <em>335</em> <BR> I also managed to dodge a huge calorie count at the end of the day! <em>244</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:15:09 EST