JAMER123's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAMER123 JAMER123'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/ #162 hunting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413376 We spent the day doing laundry and giving dogs their bath. Decided not to go up to the casino today but will probably go tomorrow. So unless you would like to hear about all the daily tasks we got done, I found a cute writing about hunting season which is coming up in the future. I don't know the dates but every state has a different rule book. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a79fce7d-ab2f-400f-901f-afee3e16cd42.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hunting Prayer <BR> <BR> The Wedne... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:12:55 EST #161 travel day #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413012 We moved on this morning to the new to us casino. We drove east and the south winds were rather vicious all day. 20-30 MPH with gusts of 40. IT was good to have a shorter day of driving. We are about 20 miles north of Topeka KS. The casino campground is nice, nothing fancy. Level pads, some trees but the area around us are wooded. We got set up, took a nap and then went to the casino. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02132640-8102-463d-b259-ea31e2c83f05.jpg"> <BR> ... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:47:42 EST #160 and travel #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412651 We ended up in Goodland KS again last night. There is a painting of, I believe, VanGogh's vase of flowers. It's taller that the buildings and up on a tall easel. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f56f3536-a27e-4084-8a16-012f00bcdf29.jpg"> <BR> We commented on it right away when we saw it right near the campground. <BR> <BR> The campground was pretty empty as it was a Sunday night but by the time the late evening came, most sites were filled. A good overnight stop! We di... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:15:26 EST 159 blog and day 1 of travel. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412288 We have left the beautiful area in Co. where we stayed. Having some time before needing to be in NE. for a wedding, we are thinking of some things to do or places to go. We have been to the west of the Mississippi several times and through the central part of the US multiple times. I am glad we have been able to travel as we have since the beginning of our lives together. <BR> <BR> Camping has been in my blood for years and my hubby had never been until we met. So he is getting well versed... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:40:56 EST #158 blog and Day 9 travel. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411899 Yesterday we traveled to the top of Pikes Peak via the cog train. Very warm at the base but rather cool at the top. The altitude is over 14,000 feet and can make you light head, headaches, and hard to breathe. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a2fa579-aaae-4fc1-b63e-e09e170dd615.jpg"> <BR> TC and Mike sitting across from us on the train. They had facing each other which is really nice for families or groups. You can see the car window go down but you need to put t... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:45:16 EST MY blogs, streak lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411676 I am sorry to tell you that I have tried for 2 days to post a blog about our trip up to Pikes Peak and to the Mairmont Castle. For some reason the blog will not post. For those that saw the test blog, our coach has been trying to help. She got the test through but my blog won't go. So I am trialing a blog without any pictures to see if it will go. Maybe some day I can get that blog to you as I have it saved. Have a great night. Hear goes!! Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:13:48 EST #157 and Travel Day #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410998 I am rather tired and don't have my pictures load onto the PC so will work with it tomorrow. Tonight I am sharing a cute story but also has a strong meaning to it. Hope all have a great night and thanks for your comments and stopping in. <BR> <BR> I’ll Keep on ’Till They Quit <BR> <BR> There once was an older man who went out jogging. He was <BR> running around a track that circled the high school football <BR> field while the team was conducting their practice. When the <BR> football... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:46:36 EST #156 Travel day #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410627 I took the day to have myself pampered. The WalMart here has the hair salon and s nail salon and I needed both taken care of. Sure did enjoy the R&R while TC and Mike went on a ride out at the Cave of Winds and Roger and I would NEVER go on. I think my heart would have given out and they would have had to call the wagon for me :-) Oh course the sanity wagon would never have let me go through on the ride! There is a video of it on youtube. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:08:55 EST #155 Travel Day #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410258 I can tell you right now that I am so tired, i am having trouble staying awake to Spark!! We had a wonderful day today. Got to the Garden of the Gods first thing. Very busy place and hard to find places to park. As usual my camera with it's new battery chose to allow 3 or 4 pictures and died. TC and Mike took lots of pictures so will have to rely on them tonight. Charging the camera and hope to have more than 3-4 shots on a new battery. <BR> <BR> Lots of walking with the Garden and it was a... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:09:26 EST #154 Travel day #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409866 WE HAVE ARRIVED!!! <BR> <BR> We left Goodland , KS and had 202 miles to go. Travel was good and we stayed off the interstate as much as possible although hwy 24 leads right into Colorado Springs. But then there is the mountain terrain to manage. We usually don't have any problem with mountain climbs but today just a little different. At our gas stop, the AC chose not to start up again. I was driving and Roger started playing with it. Our mechanic said that the age of our Chevys the company ... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:26:11 EST #153 Travel day on hold. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409519 Not much going on today. Lots of the neighbors here left this AM. The campround was full last night. We thought it would be pretty empty tonight but again full. There is a full sign out on the road and I saw at least 2 campers pull in and turn around, heading into town. So if there had been more sites, they would keep coming! So glad we got in. <BR> <BR> Went into town today to see the town and find a nail salon as well as back into WalMart to check if they had the Smart Style hair center. T... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:26:07 EST #152 Travel Day #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409172 It seems we aren't getting any where as we are still in KS. But that has been our purpose. A nice relaxing drive off interstates and into farming country. We are both farm kids and can look over all the crops and animals that can be seen from the road. Hugs cattle lots full of a variety of cattle. The dominant breed has been angus. Today we came across a dairy farm. There was a huge number of Holstein cows. We know they had to have a 24 hr. milking schedule and the cows come in when they are ... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 22:40:35 EST #151 Travel Day #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408836 Amazing but we found a WalMart just north of where we were camped last night. And for those that love using the travel, folding hair dryer, I found one at Walmart and it's even better as the cord retracts into the handle. It's a Conair and inexpensive at $15. Very happy with the choice. Now it had better work or it goes back to the next WalMart we come to. Will know in the AM. <BR> <BR> Today we again took back roads and most were really good. We had gotten into the huge cattle lots in Wes... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 22:50:37 EST #150 Travel Day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408465 Last spring we had tires blow out on the camper, 3 to be exact and the fender on the slideout was broken. We just got a new one before we left home. This AM Roger installed it and made it look nice. He drove for a while and then asked me to take over. All was fine. The next stop was a fuel stop and as he was fueling up, he noticed that half the fender had broken off and we have no idea where that happened. Those things are expensive!! Might just go with half a fender for a while. <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 22:34:42 EST #149 Fall Travel Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408105 Well, this trip hasn't started out as well as we had hoped. First the fuel prices are getting higher ans we head southwest. Our last fuel up was $2.50(9)/gal. Then we have had strong winds all day from the NW and hitting us in the wrong places so using more fuel too. Got to Sioux City IA. and somehow got off hwy 75 we planned on taking. So hwy 20 was another possible route of several I looked at. Well, let me tell you......................NOT!! It's horrid and guess who got to drive that str... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 22:41:54 EST 148 night before the travels begin. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407731 Had a wonderful day today wit hour kids. Sitting in the living room of their new house, someone mentioned the sky was quite dark! We all looked and then the alerts came through on the phones. Severe thunderstorms heading right at us. Our awning was out on the camper and we were about 5 miles away. So we boogied back to find an awning with water being held. Rain was really coming down. Roger dumped the water and got the awning up. Now those of you that don't know, last April we were in a huge ... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 22:29:55 EST #147 OOPS, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407391 Almost forgot to blog tonight. It has been a very busy day with getting things organized to begin our travels again. Things like filling propane tanks, filling the gallon water bottles as we have the RO system in the house, baking banana bread to make room in our little freezer for frozen meats etc. Then hadn't done any filing for business papers and on and on. <BR> <BR> Plans tomorrow include going to our son's new house and having it's 1st gathering and eating hamburgers and hot dogs!! A... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 00:15:16 EST #146 Holiday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407007 In honor of the Labor Day Holiday, I am not going to tax my brain but I will share a cute and actually meaningful (in the end) posting from De Mouse Tracks. This is rather close to home with the morning versus night owl persons. <BR> <BR> <BR> Perfect Match <BR> <BR> Guests at our wedding got matchbooks printed with "A Perfect Match, <BR> Lex and Clarence." But Clarence and I didn't match at all! <BR> <BR> I was a morning person; he was a night owl. I was always early; he <BR> was a... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 21:59:47 EST #145 An Old Irish blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88f4043d-bb6e-47b0-a7d6-a7de173c10b7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fun things to do over a long holiday weekend!! Have a great Labor Day Weekend!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2635351-a14c-49e3-9b38-52125f4b0238.jpg"> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:47:42 EST #144 THE AFTERMATH OF MOVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406335 Today was a day we thought would be one trip but all of you who has moved, know that not to be true. A van load and a pickup truck load over to the kid's home but things still left. So we loaded up the van and left the truck home. Last load for the present. Done by noon. Our DIL went to Cubs and provided a chicken tender lunch for us. By that time it was nap time. Back to the camper for a snooze!! <BR> <BR> We are in amazement that our flea problem is no longer. The dogs are as happy as ca... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:41:03 EST #143 THE DAY AFTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405964 The move wasn't complete but for me it was. Jason and girls came over to get more and used his car. The garage has a collection in it so no cars yet. It's always those little things that take the time and they have the time to move. It's not the usual do it all in one day. But of course the majority did go yesterday. Jason got his own appliances when they were on sale and those had collected in the house. The frig, one with the screen that communicates to your phone, sat in the garage and the... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:33:01 EST #142 IT"S HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405545 2nd attempt. Computer wiped out the 1st one and I am sore , tired and hurting. The move went well with the 53' moving van, my van, and our truck. 2 trips with each full again. 10 hrs. of work with 4 strong guys and me on occasion. Sat with out DIL that had surgery last week and her daughter who was bored as her cousins were working at school. <BR> <BR> The realtor that has been working with us and the kids came over and brought lunch to us. Wonderful and she left what was left uneaten. She a... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:29:32 EST #141 Moving day coming!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405155 Good evening and almost good night. Hoping for a little earlier night to bed as it's moving day tomorrow!!! No, we aren't moving but our son and family that have been in our home in MN since late Oct. have a brand new house built to their specifications and they are beginning their move tomorrow with a little help. I hope to be able to do a lot but don't know. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45bb321f-3950-4b4c-945e-9c0b938bb263.jpg"> Our son and his family! Paper... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:05:48 EST #140 Sunday night and Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404750 I have several friends and relatives in TX. This afternoon we heard that our great niece, who is in college in Houston and grew up in Houston, is safe in her dorm room on 3 floor and her car is on 4th floor and she said that the car nor her would be moving around for days. They are surrounded but safe. Her parents, our nephew, are in MN at the State Fair and twin sister goes to college here at the University. <BR> <BR> A friend has been trying to get to the Rio Grande Valley, where we wint... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:13:26 EST #139 Love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404381 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c591c942-b60e-466d-b8a0-62269c0eb682.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf47f10c-e266-4dc3-97c1-9e7f66268427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Says it all!! <BR> Hope you all have a Super Sunday and thank you for stopping in. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:13:40 EST #138.......A little fun for the evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404034 I want to share prayers with you all for the people in harms way with the hurricane, Harvey. It has turned vicious as it came onto land just now and will be causing a lot of damage. <BR> My Prayers for safety to everyone. <BR> <BR> Now on a lighter note,,,,,,,,, <BR> <BR> Delivery <BR> <BR> My normally petite wife grew extremely large during <BR> her pregnancy with our second child. By her ninth <BR> month she had become accustomed to a lot of <BR> attention and good-natured teasing. ... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:53:56 EST #137 Conversing in multiples. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403636 Today was the 1st day of the MN. state fair and DH and his brother went. I stayed back here and got some small things done that I have been putting off. The fair was possibly a record breaking crowd. The weather has been beautiful and no rain although there was about 10 drips about 5 AM. The neighbors were really noisy with equipment so got to listen to noise all afternoon. <BR> <BR> Listened to the national weather and very glad we are not heading down to our winter home right now with the... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:48:35 EST #136 Are we on a diet?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403266 Question: Are we on a diet? Answer: NO! <BR> <BR> Question: How did we eliminate the term, "diet" from our vocabulary? Answer: We joined in unity, an SP friendship that taught us how to make permanent healthy changes in our lifestyle. <BR> <BR> It took years of unhealthy eating habits and giving into your cravings that finally brought you here. When the cravings begin, REPLACE all poor habits with healthy foods/snacks such as fruits, vegetables, sugar-free candies/gum and water. Though, i... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:13 EST #135 Super Dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402901 Not much news here except the awning is out and working well. My suggestion yesterday proved to be the key this morning!! Light breeze here at the bottom of the hill whereas at the top, winds were strong. Leaving it out tonight. Windows open and fresh air coming in with temps down in the high 50's tonight. (Weather report done!) <BR> Enjoy the rest!! <BR> <BR> Super Dress <BR> <BR> Shortly after the birth of their second child, a husband offered <BR> to take his wife shopping for a new d... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:24:08 EST #134 And Monday is gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402558 The day is ending and I am tired. It began with having our middle GD here and trying to find out what she would like to do while dad takes mom ti the hospital. She really wanted to sit with dad but instead she sat and read her book, the Harry Potter series for mega times. She has been at home all summer reading. <BR> <BR> So about 12:30, after doing a couple loads of laundry, we headed out to the hospital. It was very cloudy and rain began to fall. When we got to the hospital, we saw many p... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:58:44 EST #133 Sunday Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402151 Well, the awning is still sitting in the same position and DH has went to get a tool that's suppose to remove the cotter pins. I guess they are both too deep to see them. Yes, the other pin he thought he removed didn't come out. The sunshine makes it not possible to see and it's to risky to go up in the night. So will see what other plan we can figure out. <BR> <BR> Invited our middle son and family as well as our DD for dinner tonight. They all went to the Twins game today and saw a blow ou... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:09:36 EST #132 The weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401795 Our project today was to install our new awning. Needed some help so got our middle son to come over. This thing is 76# and 19' long. The arms or poles that attach to the camper can extend to about 10'. We kept the camper on the site and that meant one arm had to be extended almost double the other as our son stood down hill. Started out with difficulties but finally began threading easily. It's kind of like taking elastic and threading it through a tube. Sometimes that gets stuck too. Final... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:18:37 EST #131 Red and Blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401438 Red and Blue Lights <BR> <BR> Judi was sitting at the defendant table while the state trooper <BR> was being cross-examined on the witness stand. <BR> <BR> The lawyer asked, "When you stopped Judi, were your red and blue <BR> lights flashing?" <BR> <BR> "Yes, sir, they were." <BR> <BR> "Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?" <BR> <BR> "Yes, sir, she did." <BR> <BR> "And," looking at Judi, "what was it she said?" <BR> <BR> "She said, 'What disco am I at?'"... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:02:07 EST 130 An update...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401102 An update from last evening's storm. We got 2.8 inches in about 2 hrs. The water caused a lot of flooding but all superficial. The most amazing thing that came out today, there were 8 tornadoes! Yep, 8. And all around us. Only 2 did damage. 1 farm lost the barn with cattle in, calves dens (a little hut calves in weaning go) blown all over with calves in them. No animal death, no human death but the house was the only structure standing, their car and truck we totaled and corn crop laid flat. ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:26:35 EST #129 A different day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400750 Well, I do have something to write about tonight and maybe more tomorrow. The "storm" we were to get last night was a gentle rain with no thunder or lightening so we got our sleep and the Chi's got their rest too. It did rain over an inch. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75446524-93b8-4e3b-9656-03bcd52a0b10.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now this evening is a very different story. About 5 PM a tornado warning was issued for an area about 50 miles south of us with the storm headi... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:30:10 EST #128 The unknown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400385 I haven't been able to figure out what to write tonight. The day has been quiet and I have taken advantage of that. We are expecting lots of rain beginning during the night through Thurs. and we are in the camper when the rain on the roof is so soothing EXCEPT for our little Keeleigh (Chi). She panics so I imagine I will be up a lot tonight. Our other little one, Daisy is picking up on the "fear" since being in the camper during a hail storm in April on our travels. So I may have a lap full w... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:24:16 EST #127 Change is beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399988 Tonight the topic is change. That's changes at our house. The kids that have been living there for 10 months have begun to move a lot of their things out into the garage. The garage is filling and they have quite a bit to bring out yet. Jason has a rental truck rented and is hoping to get it all into the truck when he get's it. They are getting so anxious to get into their new home. Still working on it but they are close now. We are happy for them as their home they sold was very, very small... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:20:59 EST #126 Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399541 Today, I haven't found my mojo so just sit back and enjoy the quotes and pictures. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c6421bd-e367-4e73-a466-54a2384c97e8.jpg"> My Smore's <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2299a936-15c4-4c98-853f-efad2af7714f.jpg"> I am going to DREAM tomorrow. Today is a day off! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a42e4e08-a9ce-4e0b-b377-ad280d2008b4.jpg"> And Ms. Agatha Christi is so correct. ... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:56:44 EST #125 Dinner out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399187 Our one son asked us out to the Red Lobster this evening. We had a delicious meal. My choice was grilled flounder, house salad and baked potato. Very tasty! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/785fc21f-de8d-429e-b3dc-de65d8b74988.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After making a top at Harbor Freight to pick up our son's new, on sale saw, we headed back home. We both reached our food limit and my DH chose to nap before going to bed! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:44:17 EST #124 We are home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398861 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5ee794a-d3f2-436b-a5af-d9f622623740.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is our home for now and we decided to dig out a little more of a hole on the garage side so that we are level without working blocks under the door side. We did well. <BR> <BR> Our short week was very good; bringing rain with us to a very needy area, visits with friends, found a sewer site, (one left when we arrived first come basis) Great gas mileage for us both going and coming, ligh... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:43:10 EST #123 Tomorrow's is a travel day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398464 This is a fun posting. So if tomorrow is a travel day, please enjoy what happens all too frequently. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/115509a9-d1c0-408d-8921-81247dcf77ca.jpg"> <BR> (I"I love all the RVers that wave as you are leaving" (forgot the hookups to unhook) <BR> <BR> This won't be happening to us tomorrow as we didn't have to use the antenna <em>224</em> <BR> But there is the cable cord, the water and the sewer hoses. But then DH has that down pat, right?... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:56:33 EST #1222 Fun visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398088 I am going to make this short tonight as it's very late and much to do. We had rain all morning here at the campground. It is very dry here so the "wholesome" rain was so appreciated by farmers and residents. Now I wonder why we had to be here to "enjoy" the rain with them. We are so very sure it follows us around!! So our friends we met with this evening thought we needed to come down more often. <BR> <em>30</em> <em>27</em> <BR> There was 4 couples of us that gathered at the Pizza Ra... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:12:20 EST #121 travel day and Headlines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397669 WE were on the road with the camper about 11 AM. No need to leave earlier as we only had a short 4 hrs. drive and check out in the county park we go to isn't until 5 PM so many sites are filled until then. It's a first come basis. Pulled right into a sewer site and shade. Without an awning, the sun can be very hot which at our home, it gets the morning sun until 1 PM. We always have one gas stop at the same place. So it was a good day. Of course we had been sitting in one place at our home f... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:58:22 EST #120~~~Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397237 It was kind of a treat for me today to have my hair cut in a salon at Penneys. My DIL and granddaughters were at the salon getting ready for the beginning of school. I called this AM and got an appointment at the same time. I was done much sooner than they were so went shopping at C.J. Banks where a few yrs. ago got shorts for $3 each. Took what fit. Didn't get shorts this time as they did have any. Mine are too big and really need to find some smaller ones. Instead, I found 3 tops that I lik... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 21:56:22 EST #119 The tree.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396840 I hadn't decided what I was going to do this afternoon so sat down to read the paper. About 11:00 heard a strange sound near us. I got us and looked out the back window of the camera, then the kitchen side window and finally the front side window. There was no one around and the neighbors were gone. Roger was going out of the camper about 11:30 and looked to the right. Said,"oh, I know what that sound was"! An 8' in diameter tree branch had come down most the way, still hanging by the bark an... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 22:29:07 EST 118 Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396498 I am not sure what I am writing about today but will begin with working in the front garden for a couple hrs. We have let the snow on the mountain over take everything in there and i have been pulling it. It grows like a weed so the new sprouts have been returning. Today I dug down into the dirt where I could and tossed out hands full of roots. I also have alysum there that was to be the ground cover with it's purple flowers. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5633b... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 23:50:43 EST #117 Decorating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396106 My twins were born when my oldest boy was just 16 months old. When <BR> the twins became toddlers, my brood had grown into a rambunctious <BR> threesome, and I relied on my mother for advice and moral support. One morning I phoned her to describe how one of the twins had <BR> decorated the living and dining room walls with colorful, indelible <BR> felt markers. "I'll have to paint everything," I wailed. "I'll never <BR> be able to scrub this off!" Quietly, Mom said, "You used lipstick." ... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 22:36:53 EST Motivation #116 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bbefeea-25d6-408b-acfc-000da7b48edd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There has been a little motivation today with the cooler weather, from 85 to 59 for the past 24 hrs. It seems one can get a little more done when it's nice out even though it rain off and on. Got to the postoffice with mail issues. Need to head out to the annex post office to see why it's happening. Then off to the bank to get caught up on papers and have them get me back on line after being... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 23:36:46 EST Try! #115 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395344 A variety of blogs right now. I need some encouragement and it will be this quote I will work with tomorrow. And then I have another to post for the next blog! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1bdc8415-d673-426e-807c-710f299fe044.jpg"> Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:37 EST August 1st........10 yrs. ago. #114 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394874 We have been having a weekend of remembrance when the I-35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River. On that fateful day, we were eating dinner. At 6:15 PM the TV had gone into Breaking News that the bridge feel at 6:05 PM. Our eldest son would take that route to and from work on a daily basis and about that time so our hearts went into our mouths. We called him and he answered, than God for that. He knew there was work going on on the bridge as the morning traffic was very slow and backed up ... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 22:49:38 EST