LEANJEAN6's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEANJEAN6 LEANJEAN6'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/ Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745452 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1130760751.jpg"> <BR> True eh??? ---- <BR> This is the day the propane truck will pull in here and fill the enormous tank--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251077976.jpg"> <BR> I'll have to keep you posted, but, it will probably cost a zillion dollars---- <BR> Yesterday I drove into town and paid for this new Propane furnace--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1130564143.jpg"> <BR> --also, paid fo... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:40:41 EST Coffee please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744702 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872182459.jpg"> <BR> Good Morning Sparkly People! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1295373095.jpg"> <BR> Sometimes we need this--- <BR> Yesterday we had a huge propane tank lifted in- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482767565.jpg"> <BR> It began like this--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2114033409.jpg">-then finally this..... <BR> The furnace is hooked up and I hate to say it, --but-... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:54:45 EST miss son#2, the Air Canada Pilot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743985 I do miss son #2, the Air Canada Pilot!- <BR> He has returned home--ready to begin to fly again! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498530718.jpg">--here he is, up here, with his daughter--- <BR> He is a good, grown up, kid! <BR> While here, he cooked meals-----built a shed down by the lake- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271529128.jpg"> <BR> He enjoyed life at the dock-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1990980230.jpg"> <img src="http:/... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:44:13 EST Is there life after company? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743180 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l299472726.jpg"> <BR> We do not have extra people here to-day! <BR> They left early in the morning---- <BR> It seems that we have had company all summer---- <BR> We really haven't --but--it seems that way! <BR> I love my kids--(and Grand Kids)---a lot----I'd love these Grand Kids more, however, if they would pitch in and help-----if only, they would try to at least, to keep the room assigned to them in some sorta order---when they might... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:38:32 EST Trying to conquer the fruit fly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742547 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1692627604.jpg"> <BR> Good Morning Sparkly People!! <BR> I think I'm working with "'The Battle of the Fruit Fly""! <BR> I appreciate all your comments with ideas-- <BR> All the fruit has been put in the frig--- <BR> And-------I vacuum them now----- <BR> It's almost a continuous thing-----I vacuum them--they reproduce--I vacuum them again........Well, you know-----It goes on and on-----but--I figure one day, I jess might get them all! <BR> We... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:58:54 EST The FRUIT FLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741923 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l831779517.jpg"> <BR> This was taken by son#2, the Air Canada Pilot---- <BR> As you can see, it was a beautiful day! <BR> OK--I have a problem here! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l748561729.jpg"> <BR> We have an infestation of-------FRUIT FLIES---all over ------ <BR> We have removed anything that resembles fruit----- <BR> We have traps set--vinegar with sugar in it---- <BR> It catches a few------but---------There are still... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:33:02 EST Peace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741264 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l4360804.jpg"> <BR> FINALLY--It's Friday--- <BR> Lord love a Duck----It has been busy! <BR> And it does look like it will be hot all weekend! <BR> ....which means---more water to drink! <BR> Yesterday I did NOT get all my steps in---stopped at just over 5000---- <BR> We have son#2 the Air Canada Pilot with his family here----which means-----the routine is upset-- <BR> Funny how women cater to other people before they ""do"" for themselves--- ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:11:07 EST Steps-company and smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740549 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606805656.jpg"> <BR> .....any day.....(well, ----almost!) <BR> But----I must say, since my 10,000 step streak---I do find I have more energy. <BR> I suffered through a sore foot at first-----suppose one uses different muscles in the foot on the DREADMILL----different than walking I mean----- <BR> But----even that is getting better. <BR> Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot is here now with his daughter, Lady friend and her daughter----lotza people ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:14:17 EST Sometimes--well-ya know----Be a Pirate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739849 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l801091518.jpg"> <BR> It's jess me--hoping that y'all have a happy---thoughtful day---- <BR> .....reflect on all the new decisions you are trying to live by------ <BR> ......how we are different now than we were before we began to Spark...... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1445950112.jpg"> <BR> We are attending SPARK UNIVERSITY---almost graduates-----some of the first people to be in this ""Healthy Revolution""!---- <BR> ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:14:50 EST Be Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739108 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l538437195.jpg"> <BR> Here we are in Vancouver--It's an old picture, but one filled with fun memories. <BR> We met son#2 the Air Canada Pilot--and daughter----there. <BR> <BR> It looks like a storm is imminent here--so I'm typing like crazy! <BR> First of all--all is well here post ""butter knife""! <BR> Praise the Lord!-----another chaotic incident over!=--LOL <BR> Life is good---but one must stay strong!--- <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:37:14 EST Lord Love a Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738393 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1053892914.jpg"> <BR> Some days, it's tough being married--- <BR> ---'specially when one's spouse is a Doctor----- <BR> You see, Doctors are used to being catered to, by nurses----I mean, they never have to look for "their stuff"--- <BR> This morning, Himself, could not find the butter knife---- <BR> AND------with all the animals I feed every morning----the litter from Fat Cat--the bed to make--the garbage to get out-the wash to get in and ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:34:55 EST Ya jess never know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737737 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1197044396.jpg"> <BR> It's Sunday-----NOT a work day----- <BR> We are alive-----Hmmmmmm---What else can I be thankful for? <BR> Well, I'm NOT sick------ <BR> I'm NOT 800 pounds-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432793168.jpg"> <BR> LOL----and if we live to be even "older""------it will be the healthy foods--the "moving""--10,000 steps----that we put in! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l552059... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:21:24 EST No rest for the Wicked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737143 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276138583.jpg"> <BR> LOL-----Doncha wish eh???-------LOLOLOL <BR> NO-----tis Saturday----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1730611731.jpg"> <BR> WE HAVE to get up--get out there------and.........WALK------ <BR> ....keep the ol' body moving! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l600705608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We heard yesterday that the guy will be here Tuesday to install our new high efficiency Propane furnace. ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:31:55 EST positive attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736510 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l131762782.jpg"> <BR> The weekend is around the corner---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2063156099.jpg"> <BR> We CAN continue on-----think fresh fruits and veggies--- <BR> I am still using the Stepper-----had to get out for a walk in the afternoon to boost the calories but I made it to the 10,000 steps! <BR> And---the weight has fallen...another .5 pounds --recycled of course-- <BR> There is a book out from Amazon, calle... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:36:07 EST Happy Thursday Sparkly people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735821 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1255600809.jpg"> <BR> I appreciate your support Sparkly People!! <BR> Sometimes (actually a lot of times!)-I don't get to tell y'all that, but hearing from y'all, really makes my day! What would SPARK PEOPLE be without the people? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I cut grass--that really bumps up the steps fast! <BR> I weed whacked too, which is the dirtiest, most horrible job in the world!- <BR> And I FINALLY changed my Stepper over to the 24 hr clock... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:59:49 EST Snakes on a path--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735121 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872450619.jpg"> <BR> no more weight loss to-day------ <BR> But--since I got the ""stepper""--I have lost 3 pounds--(recycled!)---- <BR> I am happy about that----- <BR> Yesterday afternoon, the steps were hovering around 8000--(I need at least 10,000)---so--I went for my "'roundabout" walk----like ---over to the boat landing---across a bridge, through the bush--and home----That is good for a couple thousand steps--- <BR> As I was heading up ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:34:38 EST Stepping down to ONEDERLAND! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734332 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l286952023.jpg"> <BR> Well--Isn't the above true?? <BR> I hate being fat---It hampers the walking----makes me huff and puff going upstairs--- <BR> BUT------I have found that my new stepper is helping me be more active. <BR> I try to do about 5000 steps before lunch--If it is riding around 4000, out I go for my wee "roundabout"" walk-----and it bounces the steps up---- <BR> If, by 4pm, I am around 9000 steps--the treadmill will bring it up--u... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:20:45 EST The "stepper" and me!(not the stripper!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1456409120.jpg"> <BR> I have a new stepper--Yesterday, I checked it, around 11am---4000 steps----- <BR> So---out I went for a walk---2000 more steps when I returned--- <BR> My goal is 10,000 steps a day---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l128034142.jpg"> <BR> That sounds like a lot------ but---actually---it isn't! <BR> I had to return to the treadmill around 4pm, for 20 minutes to bump it up to the 10,000. <BR> It re... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:44:12 EST Daughter leaving-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732893 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835364157.jpg"> <BR> These are almost all my Grandkids--3 are missing--- <BR> They are all about the same age-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l926091832.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1207634475.jpg"> <BR> These are my daughter 2 children--- <BR> Daughter and her family are loading up their car as I type--- <BR> It will be a sad day here , as they leave! <BR> They will drive pretty much all day. ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 05:19:23 EST losing my mind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732339 Sometimes I do idiotic stuff---And, I have no idea why---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841394317.jpg"> <BR> This time it was a dilly------ <BR> I wrote 5 cheques-----from an old cheque book-----on a bank where I only keep ""mad money""---- <BR> I feel like an idiot!---- <BR> So, Monday morning, down I go--to rectify the situation---- <BR> Good thing I don't do this often-- <BR> Good thing I have a good track record when it comes to financial stuff! <BR> Oh woe i... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:00:02 EST Another one bites the dust--almost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731755 Happy July 4th to all in the U.S.! <BR> My Mom used to say, "The glorious 4th"! <BR> It's beginning to look like a great day is beginning here----sunny--blue sky-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l195634523.jpg"> <BR> We have had company---a daughter--with her family--here from OHIO--- <BR> The children are so cute-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246117080.jpg">---I'm not used to feeding 4 extra people-----but--so far-----I am calm--and picking let... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 07:12:12 EST Fly with the Turtles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731087 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2098203137.jpg"> <BR> Good morning--and here's a coffee---- <BR> Some mornings one needs an extra lift! <BR> We have our daughter here with her hubby and 2 little ones. <BR> They are sweet children and in spite of the kitchen being chaotic, it is fun to have them! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l116900831.jpg"> <BR> I have to stay focused-----have to remember the meal plan----have to still get my exercise in---- <BR> Oh---... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:18:13 EST Thinkin'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730336 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800713150.jpg"> <BR> Sometimes it might take years to get rid of the excess weight-- <BR> Ask me--I've been on here for ages---- <BR> But, I am learning a lot. <BR> I read a blog this morning from a guy, close to 300 pounds, and he told of how hard it is for him to exercise--but----he is doing it!- <BR> He also is journaling----everything---- <BR> He is successful---- <BR> He admitted to binges-----but he climbs back up------and continues o... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:49:16 EST Keep calm-the daughter is coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729626 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l17187811.jpg"> <BR> We have a Canadian flag flying over our "not finished" veranda--- <em>636</em> Canadians are quietly, a proud people!----Canadians too, are mostly very agreeable----They don't like arguments----I suppose you could say, we are a "passive"" bunch!-- <BR> We do stick up for our rights--but, only when pushed to our limits- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1151058862.jpg"> <BR> Canadians, I guess y... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:40:19 EST Happy Canada Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728817 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1296730663.jpg"> <BR> This is Canada Day-----here in Canada! <BR> Right now, we are going to get hit with mega thunder storms, so----I wish y'all a great holiday weekend-----and I will get off of here for now. <BR> Try to eat healthy----- <BR> Smile at old ladies--- <BR> One of them could be me!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l26806883.jpg"> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:16:15 EST And then...there was peace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1065665458.jpg"> <BR> All our kids are away----- <BR> I mean--all "our" grown children, and their families! <BR> They are in Michigan, camping--- <BR> Himself and I are alone--for 2 days! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498661790.jpg"> <BR> We have 2 whole days before our daughter and her family descend upon us. <BR> Now don't get me wrong--We love these kids--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18125889... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:17:55 EST Relax-but---exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727564 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1487436830.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271415720.jpg"> <BR> Here are the 2 Germans-with their groomer---- <BR> We took them there yesterday-- <BR> Yesterday here was a gorgeous day--30C-----blue sky---- <BR> To-day is starting 0out the same. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931053577.jpg">--We pretty much ""dock it""" on days like this! <BR> Our daughter arrives Tuesday from Ohio with her 2 ch... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:43:32 EST Sink holes and Germans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726891 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311732309.jpg">Good Morning-------Holiday weekend here--and in US---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1165226669.jpg"> <BR> This morning the Germans--as in dogs--are heading to the groomers---- <BR> Himself is on holidays-----AND-----seems relaxed---so far---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332886740.jpg"> <BR> Some days I have to put him on this computer so he can read his lab re... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:34:48 EST Staying strong ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726117 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l819363517.jpg"> <BR> It's going to be a Holiday weekend too--both here (Canada)-and in the U.S.! <BR> That means the ol' BBQ will be on----- <BR> Green peppers taste good BBQ-ed!---Onions-----potatoes----corn on the cob----all go well with a salad--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday I weed whacked-----cut grass------in my bug suit--- <BR> When you wear a bug suit, it seems, inside the outfit, the temperature rises to 500F- <BR> <img src="http://photos... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:01:12 EST Himself in hot water--AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542181963.jpg"> <BR> I hate to admit it--but......Well------Yesterday.......Him<BR>self really upset me! <BR> Some of you who know me, must be saying, ""No guff!""---- <BR> You see, I am married to a Doctor---- <BR> ......who is Chinese! <BR> .......and..........old! <BR> All those traits, combined, can be deadly-----some days! <BR> ..probably because he finds me a tad bossy-----(of which I'm really NOT bossy--just have better ideas on most ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:24:33 EST Spark University! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1155762734.jpg"> <BR> I spend about 30 minutes every morning Sparking--- <BR> It's like taking a University course every day--- <BR> It reinforces to me what I must do, to keep my weight down--- <BR> It stimulates me to exercise--- <BR> I am part of a world community----people reaching out to stay "on track"---trying to get healthier! <BR> There are no shortcuts--- <BR> This journey can be long---- <BR> Spark gives me the reminders -----tel... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:12:08 EST Are yu up and at-er? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723881 The picture in the background is of Vancouver--taken by son#2 the Air Canada Pilot as he was jogging The Sea Wall out there. <BR> Vancouver is in British Columbia-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921935033.jpg"> <BR> You can see British Columbia way over to the left, along the Pacific Ocean--- <BR> So----the ol' stomach ache is over-if I remember to eat low fat foods-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l863630011.jpg"> <BR> And Sparkly people don't quit!! <... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:23:21 EST Determined --- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1249781033.jpg"> <BR> Doncha just love this??---- <BR> .......kinda true!---- <BR> <BR> So----We have sun!----- <BR> It looks like another promising day. And the good news is------I am NOT sick! <BR> Lord Love A Duck!-----People without a gall bladder must not over load their body with fatty foods---I know-----because-----(oh I hate to admit this)----I did it------I ate that ol' HOPE DIET--you know--eat whatever you want and hope for the b... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:18:28 EST better------ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722578 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1538139420.jpg"> <BR> Well!........I'm back----- <BR> Thank-you--all of you who sent get well wishes! <BR> I kinda deserved to get sick---- <BR> I ate bad fatty foods-----all in one meal---- <BR> soup--made with 35% cream, chicken wings-fries , Greek salad----Oh-----Woe was me!! <BR> I don't have a gall bladder---- <BR> I know better----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1312688678.jpg"> <BR> so.......the ol' body jess coul... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:08:50 EST Feeling sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721863 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1538380572.jpg"> <BR> This is me this morning-- <BR> I feel awful!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012274996.jpg"> <BR> just in case you thought I forgot----- <BR> It's the weekend!---- Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:46:29 EST healthy living vs crap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721123 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726102722.jpg"> <BR> This is our house----in the bush! <BR> I just read ONEKIDSMOM blog---from somewhere in the US-- <BR> I hear from RDEE in Australia---- <BR> It amazes me that everywhere there are Sparkly people trying to be healthier--- <BR> <BR> Last night on TV, I saw Dr Oz being raked over the coals for promoting shortcuts, on weight loss-- <BR> There are no shortcuts--- <BR> It takes willpower---mind over brownies----the ""will"" ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:40:39 EST Where are y'all? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720393 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l128348894.jpg"> <BR> Thank Goodness we have a new day--to get things right---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1843586573.jpg"> <BR> I am about ready to hit the back road with Coal, the black resident German, as in dog---I can already see mosquitoes on the screen ready to attack us! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685807428.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2080043650.jpg"> <BR> I... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:21:07 EST just doin' it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719614 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l305918678.jpg"> <BR> I am totally pooped this morning---- <BR> Son#1's canine was here---gone home now----Praise the Lord! <BR> I was VERY happy to see son#1 last night----so was his German (as in dog)- <BR> <BR> The TV told everyone all day yesterday that we should not sit too much. <BR> Of course, Sparkly people know this and we really try to keep the ol' body moving. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356971219.jpg"> <B... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:22:19 EST kinda pooped and a pile of Germans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718887 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l816351806.jpg"> <BR> ..a new week---another chance to try harder! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l912582841.jpg"> <BR> This is Eddie--the Grand dog----He belongs to son#1, the restaurant owner! <BR> Eddie is staying with us, until to-morrow. <BR> That means we have 3 Germans----(as in dogs)-a lot of fur....... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007421702.jpg"> <BR> As you can see, our Tess (th... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:55:24 EST Happiness on Father's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718280 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1551043099.jpg"> <BR> We are enclosing the front porch--will screen it in-----well, son #4 is doing it for us (for a price!)------- <BR> We are doing it, because of THE BUGS--! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1547326235.jpg"> <BR> You can see my friend Coal out on the lawn there! <BR> ---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1108115120.jpg"> <BR> This is kinda the idea we are dreaming of--- <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:57:48 EST Saturday!--short 'n sweet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717679 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l322672469.jpg"> <BR> This happens to me all the time---""Where are my glasses?""--I usually say to himself. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1759621009.jpg"> <BR> It's SATURDAY!!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the weekend Sparkly people!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798382863.jpg"> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:07:07 EST weekend warrior is back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1193984940.jpg"> <BR> This little fella knows---- <BR> On the weekend, the BBQ gets turned on--- <BR> Out come the burgers---- <BR> So......why not BBQ-----red peppers---tiny red tomatoes--onions---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l492585933.jpg"> <BR> Devilled eggs-----salad-----water----water and more water!- <BR> It's a lotta , ""mind over matter"! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l781575743.jpg"... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:19:55 EST A lotta hogwash! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676649749.jpg"> <BR> This is Snoop, the 2nd hand cat---- <BR> Well, we have had him about 8 years---- <BR> He was a "gift" from son #4---- (You all know about those ""gifts""!--LOL) <BR> Anyway, everyday, Snoop comes downstairs---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928868792.jpg"> <BR> Can you see the resident German, (as in dog) at the bottom of the stairs? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l965246647.jpg"... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:19:11 EST reminders ----on a buggy overcast day ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715474 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2031681156.jpg"> <BR> These folks are the reason I blog.... <BR> ....for them!------- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476397599.jpg"> <BR> In the heat, we really only need water........ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2141024895.jpg"> <BR> We need time for ourselves...... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399917090.jpg"> <BR> We need to hug each other-----'specially himsel... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:10:34 EST My friend, Coal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1905550858.jpg"> <BR> Good morning! <BR> The day looks promising---sunshine----blue sky--- <BR> The Germans are fed----(as in dogs)- <BR> <BR> Last night---at dusk----Coal, the 120 pound black Shepherd-jumped right up, onto the bed--our bed----Once again I could hear Fireworks-----someone was setting them off at the boat landing, close to here-- I guess--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1077840433.jpg"> <BR> Coal ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:15:26 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713909 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1349101605.jpg"> <BR> NOT------but---It's back to the ol' grind---- <BR> So far this morning I have killed 5 mosquitoes--3 got away--IN THE HOUSE! <BR> Lord Love A Duck--It feels like we live along the Amazon--- <BR> Yesterday was a rainy day--They probably multiplied! <BR> <BR> I read Crazy Dog's new goals yesterday---- <BR> It has inspired me to re-visit my own goals on Spark----make new ones---which I will eventually post. I suppose my b... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:57:46 EST Ya gotta luv a rainy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713264 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l728016194.jpg"> <BR> This is my , what used to be--my veggie garden----It is slowly being taken over now, with flowers. <BR> Last month, there was nothing there---after the winter--- <BR> I live in the North however--- <BR> Our daylight hours begin at 4am-----and it is still daylight , till almost 11pm. <BR> So--the garden grows fast! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18760675.jpg"> <BR> As you can see, the docks are out-... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 07:37:06 EST Senseless violence! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712558 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1971221127.jpg"> <BR> Good Saturday morning Sparkly people! <BR> Yesterday himself and I "gardened"----cut grass----The bugs were fewer ,altho I still wear the bug suit while close to the soil--- <BR> I listened to CBC radio--watched TV----all about the shootings in Moncton, New Brunswick---3 Policemen were shot--family men--young men, just doing their job. <BR> Our s0n #3 is a Policeman with 2 young little girls--a beautiful young wife. <B... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 07:59:27 EST Whacky alarms! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711915 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2119856768.jpg"> <BR> Here he is--reminding us....Broccoli is the big thing over the weekend--- <BR> Well, on the way to feeding Snoop---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1568043674.jpg">-I flicked on the computer-----and..... <BR> NO INTERNET-----"-Lordy!"---=-I thought--This has happened 3x in the past 2 weeks----It is working now----after me unplugging the whole contraption--then re-plugging it all in---and ""Voila!""--... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:26:24 EST Ya jess neva know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711059 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841603853.jpg"> <BR> This is me----in the fashionable ""wear"", here, right now. <BR> We have mosquitos-----and blackflies---- <BR> I can wear this outside in the garden-----the only trouble being, it is 400 F inside this suit! <BR> But----(the big "butt" again)-when we go back in the house, we take the suit off, of course----but--------as the door opens----- the Germans (as in dogs)-who spend their day going in and then out----The flies... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:05:53 EST