IMLOCOLINDA's SparkPeople Blog IMLOCOLINDA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy First Day of Spring <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> "The Spring Equinox and Easter symbolically entwine from what seemed to have died new life doth now shine." <BR> <BR> <img src=""... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:04:09 EST Canadian Sense of Humor? Can you guess where this building is??? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Viagra's Head Office in Toronto ( Canada ) <BR> <BR> Seriously, it is !!! <BR> <BR> Can't accuse Canadians of not having a sense of humor!!! Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:15:51 EST Wonderful Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ran into an old high school buddy this morning...he was just coming in to work and I was just leaving. We're both vendors at a big box store. We visited for over 3 hours. Solved all the world problems. Caught up on all the gossip from the last 20 years. Compared notes on funerals we'd attended lately. Our 40 year reunion is next year. I couldn't get over that...actually had to do the math?? He said how little I'd c... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:56:05 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day 2015 <img src=""> <BR> "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade your every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through." <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:08:45 EST Tulips and Irish Blessings <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The weatherman had predicted cold and snow for us but it didn't get very cold and we didn't get very much snow!! <em>244</em> I was wandering around my yard yesterday and found several places where the tulips are up about 6 inches!!!! <em>126</em> Makes me think that Spring really might not be so far off! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:20:43 EST 2 Days til Green Beer and Pinching? Thought this Irish Coffee Blessing was a good one for today. Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I always enjoy a long leisurely brunch and the more companions the better and then laze around and read the big fat Sunday paper. One of the local places serves champagne at Sunday Brunch but I've never been a fan...but today I just might have an Irish Coffee! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> And this is a good one because my favorite br... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:13:38 EST March 14 Blessing and Joke <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My All-Time Favorite St. Paddy's Maxine <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. <em>67</em> <BR> <em>335</em> May songbirds serenade your every step along the way. <em>185</em> <BR> <em>437</em> May a ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:10:21 EST Monday March 9th Blessing and Joke <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are having lovely mild spring weather here but the wind is certainly not at my back. Had several short walks today because of knee problem but seemed like no matter which direction I walked, it was into the wind!! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 22:51:39 EST Maxine on Daylight Savings Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 00:47:37 EST March 6 Irish Blessing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:10:39 EST Irish Blessing and Joke for March 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:14:57 EST March 4th and the sun is shining! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:56:10 EST Windy/windchill below zero March 3rd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:00:16 EST Snowy March 2nd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:00:42 EST Irish Blessing and Joke Last year I found 17 Irish Blessings to share in my blog. This year I'm going to share those same Irish Blessings and try to add in a good joke! Wish me luck! <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Let's MARCH into the new month with an enthusiastic "We CAN Do It" commitment, dedication and perseverance towards our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals! <em>441</em> We CAN turn our March Goals into Extraordinary Results! Have a beautiful and blessed week! <em>... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:23:07 EST Live Long and Prosper! Leonard Nimoy died today. I was not a trekkie when some of my other friends were. I came to love it much later. I read Nimoy's book "I am NOT Spock" and laughed. He was so much more than Spock...his photography and writing...but in the later years he learned to love Spock and wrote another book. <BR> <BR> One of my dear friends died last week. She had some bizarre kind of cancer that was not bowel nor pancreatic but in that general area. She did the chemo and radiation and surgery all to no ... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:25:43 EST If We Weren't All Crazy....sing along!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:45:26 EST Fat Tuesday! Fat Tuesday is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply Fat Tuesday in French. It gets its name from the custom, in many Catholic countries, of marking the day with feasting before the fasting season of Lent begins. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:04:46 EST Happy Valentine's Day Sparkers! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:15:30 EST Friday the 13th and Maxines until VD <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:42:56 EST Tomorrow Friday the 13th and then VALENTINE'S DAY! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:32:57 EST 3 Days to Go! Valentines at the Ready! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:22:17 EST VD in 4 daze! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:50:48 EST 5 Daze to VD! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Had to include this one to go along with the freezing rain just outside the window. By the time I get ready to go to work it will be snowing. I should wear my ice skates! Mon, 9 Feb 2015 20:14:34 EST My Sunday Sermon-Spiritual Nourishment from your food This article is entirely from the Cleveland Clinic. Just wanted to share it with you because of the spiritual aspect of food and the emotions related to healthy eating it talks about! <BR> <BR> "Spiritual Nourishment: How Eating Impacts Your Soul <BR> By Victoria Moran <BR> Published 10/12/2009 <BR> <BR> There is an old Bavarian saying: Eating keeps body and soul together. Evidence now suggests that our spiritual lives impact our relationship with food and that the foods we eat can affect... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:47:26 EST Six days to VD! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:57:08 EST Happy Valentine's Week <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 20:01:33 EST Snowy Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Bet there are lots of you that can relate to this one?!!! We are supposed to be having a warming trend that will melt off the recent snow. I won't complain because I've gotten in plenty of fitness minutes...and could sure feel muscles in my waist and lower back that have been sleeping since my last big push to get the garden put to bed for the winter! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:01:52 EST Smoke Detectors True Purpose? <img src=""> <BR> (*Fire Hazard <BR> *Your abilities in the kitchen) <BR> <BR> <BR> Seems like an old joke? I had dinner at a friend's place yesterday. She apologized for absolutely every single thing she set in front of me. She went on and on to all the other guests at the table about what a fabulous cook I am and how hard it was to feel good about anything she cooked because she felt like it wouldn't measure up. <BR> <em>39</em> ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:04:16 EST One Day at a Time/One Step at a Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> And it's easy if you follow these guidelines... <BR> *Drink your <em>274</em> <BR> *Eat your five servings <em>550</em> <BR> *Track your food and fitness <em>17</em> <BR> *Get in an extra 10 minutes of dancing <em>354</em> <BR> *Get plenty of <em>102</em> <BR> *Believe that you are worth it <em>306</em> <BR> * Keep walking <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>185</em> <em>206</em> <em... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:12:26 EST Winter is really here and sticking around! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:09:50 EST Happy Monday! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:47:36 EST Attitude of Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and for the Dance 10 Minute Challenge how about this one??? <BR> <BR> if you can stand they are doing one of my favorites..."Highway to Hell" <BR> <link> _d etailpage&v=qfGggAGITwg </link> <BR> Yo Yo Ma never played like this!! <BR> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>353</em> <em>356</em> <em>185</em> <em>354</em> <BR> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:24:26 EST Dance Like No One is Watching! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So here's a 30 Day Challenge...Dance for 10 Minutes Every Single Day until Valentine's Day!! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:51:56 EST There's no place like chrome? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Maybe you have to be a true foodie to think this is hysterical?? I laughed and laughed. Reminded me of a sad commentary (from a food service/catering background) that 70% of people could not tell you what was in Eggs Benedict but 100% could tell you what was in an Egg McMuffin! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 23:18:35 EST Beet it! Just came home from a lovely lunch and the veggie was Harvard Beets.. Then there was this e-mail from the Cleveland Clinic so I thought I might as well share...seemed like I was supposed to tout the wonders of beets. They are one of my favorites any time of the year! <BR> <BR> "Just beet it, beet it, beet it! Don’t let your body be defeated! These tasty root veggies boost athletic performance. <BR> Daily Dose <BR> If only Michael Jackson had been talking about this glorious root vegetable, m... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:19:50 EST Happy New Year 2015 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:37:34 EST I laughed so hard... Special <em>304</em> to my dear <em>223</em> BARBIEE52, who posted some comedy quotes on my page and I just had to share with those of you not lucky enough to know Barb! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> “When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.” ~Janette Barber <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:37:43 EST Fun Facts about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER THIS ON CHRISTMAS EVE... <BR> <BR> According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, <BR> While both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, <BR> Male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, <BR> Usually late November to mid-December. <BR> Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. <BR> Therefore, according to EVERY hi... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:26:45 EST Being Santa <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Haven't all the years you've spent being Santa Claus, been more fun than all the years you spent waiting for Santa Claus? <BR> <BR> And not just for the joy you've helped place on your favorite faces, but for your ability to act instead of wait. Acting makes the suspense bearable. It gives you a starring role. Time passes more quickly. And best of all, it makes possible your dance with life as you network and min... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:04:53 EST Mute Monks Singing <link><BR>ailpage&v=ZCFCeJTEzNU </link> <BR> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> This is in my Top Ten of music acts! Hope you enjoy. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:26:23 EST Makes You Wonder?!! <img src=""> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:57:24 EST The tree just fainted! <img src=""> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:59:07 EST Happy Thanksgiving Spark Friends! <img src=""> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>223</em> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Wouldn't it be wonderful <BR> If every day we're living <BR> We stopped to count our blessings <BR> Like we do on Thanksgiving? <BR> If every day we took the time <BR> For gratefully expressing <BR> Our thankfulness for every joy <BR> And every little blessing... <BR> Wouldn't it be wonderful <BR> If... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:31:41 EST TGIF-Oh! Wait, not yet! <img src=""> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:07:40 EST Always Something to Be Thankful For...Always! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> T for time to be together, turkey, talk and autumn weather. <BR> H for harvest stored away, home and hearth and holiday. <BR> A for autumn’s frosty art and abundance in the heart. <BR> N for neighbors and November, nice things, new things to remember. <BR> K for kitchen, kettle’s croon, kith and kin expected soon. <BR> S for sizzles, sights and sounds, something special that abounds. <BR> <BR> That spells T... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:54:22 EST Ups and Downs of Life <img src=""> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:53:37 EST How Montanans feel about the rest of you! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just kidding! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:15:40 EST I'm LOST! <img src=""> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:27:43 EST Doctor's Orders! <img src=""> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:23:54 EST