IAMFRANSGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAMFRANSGIRL IAMFRANSGIRL'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/ More from Brittany http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789040 This past week has been a bit frustrating. I have a sinus infection and our internet, phone etc provider had a seriously bad week. Somehow phone numbers ended up switched and we had someone else's line and we had no internet for most of the week. Ah well! Hope you had a much better week. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113787871.jpg" <BR> <BR> One of the evenings we hiked out to this old toll-house on the cliff to watch the sunset. We could see this from our re... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:51:44 EST Life's Beachy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782957 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2019476357.jpg"> <BR> The beach down the street from where we stayed was wonderful and had we only visited this beach the whole week, I'd have been quite content. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1552708251.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792215568.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1480442782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A short video of the hor... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:06:39 EST Mont St-Michel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782296 We decided to take a detour and have a look at Mont St-Michel. We didn't really have the time to actually visit (another time perhaps) but it was lovely to see it despite the fog and haze. <BR> Mont St-Michel is a rocky island that is famous for its medieval Benedictine Abbey. <BR> <link>www.sacred-destinations.com/france/m<BR>ont-st-michel </link> <BR> This will give you more info and some glorious shots of the abbey. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1497664030... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:39:59 EST Normandy Bridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781661 Thank you for your good wishes, you're all so sweet! <BR> <BR> Our first day of holiday took us from Bruxelles to Brittany, where we stayed the week in a vacation rental. Here's a link to where we stayed. <BR> <link>www.gites-de-france.com/location-vac<BR>ances-Plomodiern-Gite-29G14432.html?de<BR>b=060914&nbj=7#ferme </link> <BR> I'd recommend this place if you ever visit the area. They have two other adjoining rentals and are kid and pet friendly. And the woman across the street trying ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:16:55 EST Still amongst the living!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780388 Hi! How are you? I've missed you all! <em>247</em> <BR> A month ago I had surgery to remove both ovaries and am feeling so much better! It's going to take some time to get my fitness to where it was, but I'm progressing well. <BR> <BR> Sunday Fran and I came home from a week by the sea in Brittany, France and I have photos to share! <BR> Here are two sunsets from the dunes <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31835107.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:41:35 EST Making Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732343 Here is a good step by step for making butter and a few reasons you ought to give it a go! <BR> <BR> <link>www.cookingforengineers.com/article/<BR>113/Making-Butter </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:15:05 EST Good News! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732341 All the test results are in and there is no sign of ovarian cancer! What a relief! I meet with the surgeon again on the 23 rd of July to schedule surgery and then goodbye ovaries! After the cancer scare, I'm not even worried about the surgery anymore. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1385186211.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:10:39 EST Days 363- 365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730413 363 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2109174401.jpg"> <BR> I was trying to distract myself and use up some stuff in the fridge before it expired. I had a bit if whipping cream left so I made butter! It's so darn easy and delicious! <BR> <BR> 364 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1055722034.jpg"> <BR> These puzzle pieces are the only blue sky I saw Sunday! To distract myself today I started a new puzzle. <BR> <BR> 365 <BR> <img src="http://pho... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:22:58 EST Day 362 PET Scan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727680 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1349487141.jpg"> <BR> <BR> PET scan today was the last in a long line of tests. Glad they're over for now. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:55:27 EST Days 356-361 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727679 356 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l409802577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes only mama will do. <BR> <BR> 357 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1923295242.jpg"> <BR> A new little project <BR> <BR> 358 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1112986416.jpg"> <BR> Peach, nectarine and raspberry cobbler with a limoncello glaze and freshly whipped cream. <BR> <BR> 359 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l106361912... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:51:37 EST Days 351-355 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727671 351 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1371325348.jpg"> <BR> Just in case you get lost <BR> <BR> Absolutely no running with fish!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526158411.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 352 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1902637707.jpg"> <BR> Even the geese are getting excited about tonight's World Cup match! Goooo Belgium!!! <BR> We won! <BR> <BR> 353 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15087... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:39:43 EST Days 347- 350 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727658 347 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2052332675.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This Ferris wheel looked so pretty against the sky I couldn't resist. <BR> <BR> 348 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1966621576.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 349 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1893083147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The annual english bookk sale at Stone Manor! We found two large bags of books to take home! <BR> <BR> 350 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:27:25 EST 345/365 Crossing Guards and Meatballs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715839 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l234844889.jpg"> <BR> This is the most cheerful crossing guard I have ever seen. Every week we pass him when we grocery shop and rain, snow or heat he's cheerful! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Kashmiri Style Meatballs <BR> The name cashmere meatballs was an oopsy by our downstairs neighbors and it stuck. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Kashmiri style meatballs <BR> total time: 70 min aaprox <BR> total servings: approx 6 <BR> <BR> 2 1/4lbs (1 kg ) mi... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:11:41 EST Day 344 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063207858.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/14391265405/ </link> <BR> A reflection of the park in this small golden orb. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1585541785.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did I mention I love pink? <BR> <BR> I promised a recipe for Kashmiri style meatballs (cashmere meatballs) I'll post it with tomorrow's photo. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:07:58 EST Day 343 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714961 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l40831586.jpg"> <BR> If the path hadn't been so busy I swear this little one would have come closer. He was such a darling, curious little guy. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l39783010.jpg"> <BR> Because I love pink! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:06:24 EST Day 342 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714960 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1418654369.jpg"> <BR> Time travel at the medieval festival this past weekend <BR> <BR> The happiest frog ever <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1522952604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bags of polished stones <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2079158914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A short video of Prima Nocta <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/14374059824/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:03:37 EST Days 336-341 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714956 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2034516868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 337 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373060306.jpg"> <BR> Our tiny strawberries. <BR> <BR> 338 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676177220.jpg"> <BR> Belgium is flying it's colors proudly these days due to the World Cup!Black, yellow, red is everywhere! <BR> <BR> 339 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l823378877.jpg"> <BR> A magnet Fran recieved... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:16 EST Days 332-335 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714950 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l245377112.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 28 Unique <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559169563.jpg"> <BR> "I worked very hard on my kitty doll and I'm the only one that has one just like her!" <BR> <BR> 333 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842505404.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 29- Negative Space <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l10580708.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 334 <BR> ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:53:08 EST Days 330-331 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714944 330 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l930310584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 26 Pet <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l492152909.jpg"> <BR> "If I could have any pet it would be a ponycorn like Jupiter!" Chloe told me as she treated Jupiter to some fresh leaves. <BR> <BR> 331 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1103111472.jpg"> <BR> Tomatoes! Now with real taste! :)) <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 27 Meal <BR> <img src="http://photo... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:41:00 EST Day 328-329 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714939 328 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l247728728.jpg"> <BR> I couldn't decide between cool clouds and a reflection of Fran and I <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l336720596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 24 Sunrise <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2013745925.jpg"> <BR> Chloe tries her hardest to shush Kellogg so he doesn't wake her kitties. <BR> <BR> 329 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l7036566... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:33:36 EST Days 325-327 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714932 325 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582559898.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 21 Cards <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2037543556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 326 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l279311063.jpg"> <BR> This is what happens when your splatter guard gets baked instead of microwaved! <BR> <BR> ADAD May Day 22- Free <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l226158809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hammy lov... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:30:15 EST Days 322- 324 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714020 322 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1383311395.jpg"> <BR> I had no inspiration this day so I took a shot of rhubarb... <BR> <BR> ADAD Day 18 SOmething I drew <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463480142.jpg"> <BR> Scout has been obsessed with everything beachy since she found out we're going to Brittany for our holidays. <BR> <BR> 323 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520653388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ADAD May day 19... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:17:53 EST Days 319- 321 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714007 319 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2106303745.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD May day 15 From where I wal <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280291543.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 320 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1139438254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD Day 16 Create <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222327514.jpg"> <BR> Shhh...I'm learning to knit because Hammy needs a winter scarf!! But it's a surprise, so no telling... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:09:16 EST Days 316- 318 catching up as usual ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714002 Thanks so much for all the sweet comments on my previous days. I'm still amongst the living and will try catching up my daily shots. Thanks for all your support. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 316 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l473081166.jpg"> <BR> Neko <BR> <BR> ADAD May day 12 Ready <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l399313489.jpg"> <BR> Ready, set, spell!! <BR> <BR> 317 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:03:56 EST 310-315/365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697642 310 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1368715940.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAd day 6- From down low <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1716253331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 311 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1584669977.jpg"> <BR> We added a little washi tape to our shelves! <BR> <BR> ADAD day 7 From above <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2113341953.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 312 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 18 May 2014 11:55:10 EST 309/365 Rubbish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688132 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1259530665.jpg"> <BR> Our housemates are totally remodeling their second floor. This is dumpster number one, filled with the efforts of a weeks worth of demolition. <BR> <BR> ADAD May 5-Afternoon <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625252.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/14111582581/in/photostream/ </link> <BR> <BR> Abby and Chloé watched Spirit this afternoon and Abby found man... Mon, 5 May 2014 14:54:44 EST 308/365 A hatbox with my name on it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688129 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2089421314.jpg"> <BR> Really! Although only my grandma was allowed to call me Suzie. <BR> We visited a local secondhand shop "Troc and Roll" (troc=barter) and saw this wonderful hatbox with my name on i t! I weighed the purchase the whole time I was in the shop. It really isn't our style, but I think we'll go back and if it's still there it was meant to be. We ended up buying a vintage cowbell and a vintage lozenge box from the makers of Al... Mon, 5 May 2014 14:51:07 EST 307/365 Learning to drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686512 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1194403116.jpg"> <BR> Egyptian goose gosling <BR> The family crossed our path earlier in the walk <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1787038224.jpg"> <BR> We met them again on the opposite side of the lake <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l665232709.jpg"> <BR> Dad took a bath while mom taught the little ones by example. <BR> <BR> ADAD May 2014 3- Collection <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Sat, 3 May 2014 14:05:57 EST 306/365 Rising Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685823 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231731929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ADAD May 2014 2- Snack <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400648657.jpg"> <BR> Scout isn't too sure about Hammy's idea of a snack! Fri, 2 May 2014 13:57:01 EST 305/365 DIY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685822 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l679454788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I decided to do another doll a day challenge with daily prompts for May. <BR> <BR> ADAD May 2014 1-"J" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47662050.jpg"> <BR> Abby entertained us this afternoon with juggling, jokes and jolly japes. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/13895499689/in/photostream/ </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 13:55:21 EST 300-304/365 Playing catch up once again =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685819 300 -Spice of life <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1141336494.jpg"> <BR> A mix of spices for Kashmiri meatballs. <BR> <BR> ADAD April 26- Orange <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l233579865.jpg"> <BR> Robin came out to play in the garden today wearing her orange raincoat and boots. Abby asked her why she was wearing her raincoat when it wasn't raining. "Because we live in Belgium" she replied. <BR> <BR> 301- Yellow is cheerful <BR> <img src=... Fri, 2 May 2014 13:50:54 EST 299/365 Apple Seed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1212327211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This sprouting seed was in my apple this morning...SO I planted it! <BR> <BR> ADAD April Day25- Book <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676536213.jpg"> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:56:07 EST 298/365 Micro Pencils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680288 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1260876457.jpg"> <BR> I found these at a book festival earlier this year and thought the scale might be okay for Scout. <BR> <BR> ADAD April day 24- Alone <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264724009.jpg"> <BR> Scout says you're never alone as long as you have your imagination. <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/14016863633/ </link> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:53:58 EST 297/365 Phew caught up again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2103551233.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ADAD day 23 Wild <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1537370268.jpg"> <BR> My hair is as wild as the wind... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:45:15 EST Days 295-296 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678781 295 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1644259735.jpg"> <BR> Fran helping me out with the day's doll photo. <BR> <BR> ADAD day 21-joy <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l288597334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/13976691403/ </link> <BR> <BR> day 296 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880142523.jpg"> <BR> Parfait monster! I had a good laugh when I looked down at my parfait and found i... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:42:30 EST Days 293-294 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678779 293 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l122004830.jpg"> <BR> Corks in a Jar <BR> <BR> ADAD day 19-Hands <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1969711239.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 294 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1000108725.jpg"> <BR> A very grumpy goose. <BR> <BR> ADAD day 20-eggs <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1560179355.jpg"> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:35:58 EST Days 291- 292 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678773 291 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1743784466.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD day 17- Favorite <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1776153232.jpg"> <BR> I don't usually play favorites, but...he is. He was always the dad or uncle whenever I played dolls as a child. He had a wife and son, but sadly, they perished in an attack by a yellow lab several years ago. I hope he doesn't miss them too much... <BR> <BR> Day 292 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:32:04 EST Days 289 and 290 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l500312140.jpg"> <BR> The wildflowers and sunflowers are sprouting! <BR> <BR> Doll a day day 15 Tiny <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l313977045.jpg"> <BR> Sprouts are everywhere! Mr. Hoppity hopes they are carrots! <BR> <BR> 290 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2104390273.jpg"> <BR> The ticket machine in the parking lot at our grocery had a serious case of the hiccups. <BR> <BR> ADAD day 16 P... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:25:56 EST 288/365 Toes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672125 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555690058.jpg"> <BR> I couldn't resist. <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day -14- Pretend <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l750029377.jpg"> <BR> Elliott trying to be terrifying. Unfortunately Elliott is kinda goofy looking and not very ferocious at all ,so he inspires giggles rather than squeals...much to his dismay. <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:05:57 EST 287/365 Tiny Flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672123 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2096097665.jpg"> <BR> Some of the flowers Hammy gave Scout. <BR> <BR> ADAD April 20104 Day 13-Yum <BR> <BR> Scout is learning to make pancakes and the little ones couldn't be happier! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l454895695.jpg"> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:03:14 EST 286/365 I'm not the only one taking a closer look http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672121 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113027167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day 12- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1740835346.jpg"> <BR> After their walk Hammy gave Scout some flowers "because, you're my bestest friend ever." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854124988.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l593332808.jpg"> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:58:36 EST 285/365 Crocus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672119 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1853387405.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ADAD APril 2014 day-11-Hidden <BR> <BR> ...9...10...Here I come, ready or not!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1827710222.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheese<BR>moopsie/13781788175/ </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:55:26 EST 284/365 Scout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1363387684.jpg"> <BR> I can't seem to stop taking photos of this girl. I wish the camera could translate how lovely she is for real. <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day 10-Pair <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1991993734.jpg"> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:07:53 EST 283/365 Statue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669030 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1877452044.jpg"> <BR> We pass this statue whenever we go to our regular grocery store. It's in the middle of a roundabout and usually really busy, but as it's spring break it was dead quiet and I was finally able to catch a shot. <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day 9-Future <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1394928034.jpg"> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:04:45 EST 282/365 My Favorite Kind of Sky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667432 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522244939.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day-8 Shadow <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1664748054.jpg"> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:55:44 EST 281/365 Dianthus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666547 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1825960590.jpg"> <BR> One of the dianthus plants we brought home on Saturday. <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day 7- Bare <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l135236190.jpg"> <BR> A pleasant spring day for bare toes. The plant, by the way, is smaller than the palm of my hand. Another find at the garden shop. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My favorite video today. <BR> Kleenex alert <BR> <link>blog.petflow.com/this-3-minute-video<B... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:14:26 EST 280/365 Creepy Clown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1432285857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ADAD April 2014 day 6-light <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l589949128.jpg"> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:43:11 EST 279/365 Tropical Poppy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665104 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1600058009.jpg"> <BR> Went to the Garden shop this morning ans was fascinated by these tropical poppies. Believe it or not the "fuzz" is kitten soft. Fran is in the background on the left taking some photos, but decided on this one for her days shot. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.flickr.com/photos/chando<BR>/13648171883/in/contacts/ </link> <BR> Yes, we actually had to stop for a rooster! <BR> Also I couldn't resist spinning the giant Pin... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:44:22 EST 278/365 Helicopter Headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1141417262.jpg"> <BR> I'm really tired of helicopters! The last two weeks, the city has been plagued by visiting dignitaries including Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, summit meetings and demonstrations. They hover not far away , make a round and hover some more! I'm looking forward to some quieter days...although if I didn't have such a stuffy head it probably wouldn't bug me at all. <BR> ADAD for April 2014 day 4-Kiss <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:36:57 EST 277/365 Scout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454581024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Meet Scout and her pal Hammy! I'm absolutely enchanted by her. I thought the pukifeés (Chloé and Abby) were lovely, but WOW! She arrived yesterday and Fran went to the post office to fetch her this afternoon. <BR> Scout is 25cm or 10 ". Chloé and Abby are 16cm or 6 1/4" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361702739.jpg"> <BR> Neko loved the box! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:04:39 EST