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/ Getting outta bed and getting at-er! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6424505 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ccdfd421-a073-4192-9ed5-f590fb8ad5ef.jpg"> <BR> This is my favourite picture--taken a few years ago-- <BR> Just look at the happiness on these 2 children's face---no worldly worries--just sheer happiness--- <BR> Maybe Himself and I should get out and play in the leaves-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddec121d-9252-4137-a5ad-6ac440259b1a.jpg"> <BR> You see, I was up at 5am----in the dark---fumbled around for my workout c... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:22:43 EST Himself has a Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6424182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b0a6017-1ccf-45e7-ab64-f5b817eb05b1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Last night we celebrated Ba-Ha's 89th Birthday-- <BR> We went to son#1's restaurant-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fe00dc6-f686-43a3-90b3-c0e251bef47c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> The grandchildren had a great time! <BR> They have always called Himself, "Ba-Ha"-- which is how they used to say "Grampa"---Go figure eh? <BR> <BR> Of course we picked up the bill---Taking them the... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:05 EST Singing on a Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41fa9460-44ef-4b13-adc3-99d11605535a.gif"> <BR> --so---I try to think of to-day---It's really all one has that we are sorta sure of- <BR> but--(that big "butt")----when the flu shots came out a couple of weeks ago, both Himself and I, lined up for one- <BR> You just can't be too careful when it comes to preventing a virus from knocking us down-- <BR> <BR> This morning I was washing my hands at the kitchen sink, and as I scrubbed them, I sang ... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:12:54 EST A cow never knows when its time has come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423564 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be92c1fa-7839-4da2-866f-78b0240f23c0.JPG"> <BR> Well, here I am again---thinking about stuff----- <BR> -like----what is the most important thing to-day, in MY day?-- <BR> It's "me"---without "ME", Himself could not survive out here--nor could the Germans--(as in dogs)--nor Sushi, as in the tiny spitfire of a cat-- <BR> <BR> So, I HAVE to take care of "ME"----like--eat healthy--walk----keep upbeat----not allow the small stuff get to me--stuff t... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:35:04 EST -Its all attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82cf277e-08ce-42e5-909d-28e130216131.JPG"> <BR> Good morning Sparkly People! <BR> It's sunny out there-- <BR> It's going to be mild--- <BR> And-----to-day I vow to eat healthy---get lotza steps in---be happy---- not "rock the boat", as my Mom used to day---well, only if something doesn't seem right eh? <BR> <BR> Lord love a Duck!---Enjoy yer day Sparkly wanna-be Losers--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b4849d3-77fe-455... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:03:02 EST An extra hour in the morning makes all the difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422917 I decided to get up an hour earlier to-day-- <BR> (I decided that I would do this a week ago too, but--turned off the alarm--) <BR> -So-----this morning I was up at 4-45am---- AND------on the Dreadmill at 5am-- <BR> Himself thought I had lost it!----In fact, he tried to keep me in bed--- <BR> BUT---- (there is that big "BUTT" again!)- <BR> I grabbed my workout wear--Beau, the German Shepherd, followed me--and down we went to the gym (which is just in our basement)- <BR> I turned on CNN----b... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:54:52 EST Sparkly People are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422669 Yesterday, on our way into town (my UBER job)--- a coyote crossed the highway, on a ski-doo trail-- This guy looked like a dog , but with a long tail, and short rounded ears --taller than I thought a coyote was---and a tan/charcoal colour-- <BR> I knew they were around here but had never seen one. <BR> Wild animals in this area use the same trails as we use-- <BR> I never used to know that--always thought they would just lumbar through the bush--- <BR> <BR> Thank-you to all of you for suppo... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:29:49 EST How a watermelon upset my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422316 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2dba626-0935-48e9-916b-fee29abae386.jpg"> <BR> This is what upset me yesterday in one of our 2 grocery stores! <BR> You see, I am a watermelon addict! <BR> But-(that big "butt")--they have to be good--not "gone around the bend", as my Mother used to say- <BR> <BR> It isn't exactly watermelon season way up here in the north---so---melons arriving these days, are not the best. We ate one, but watermelon #2 definitely did not look good! <BR>... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:18:10 EST Be kind to yerself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422012 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/272ea641-b619-47e9-ad23-92978167fefe.jpg"> <BR> Beau is the German on our right-- <BR> Last evening, Himself had his stethoscope and was listening to the rhythm of his heart--- <BR> You see, Beau was born with A Fib., and put on heart medication and altho the meds have been slowly decreased this past couple of mos., he still gets a half a tab of a green one, morning and night-- <BR> Himself called me over-- <BR> "Listen", he said-- <BR> LO AND ... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:21:11 EST Does Queen Eluizabeth "Spark?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421665 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c828704f-d4e6-47f5-8a8f-3caa5e8e13b5.jpg"> <BR> I love my piano-- <BR> The piano tuner came yesterday. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cad053a-3101-47a3-ae43-016dcaf1aa99.JPG"> <BR> <BR> After he leaves, the notes sound like tiny bells--- <BR> I don't play that well--but I sure do enjoy playing. It relaxes me--- <BR> I tell Himself that I play for the Germans--as in dogs--- <BR> <BR> -Where ever they are in the house, w... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:49:13 EST The battle of the critters continues! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421345 Lord love a Duck! <BR> I asked Himself to check the trap line this morning--in the fruit cellar. <BR> " I will but there won't be anything in it," he replied. <BR> "Well, do it anyway-please, "I replied. <BR> <BR> You remember that over the past week, all the mice along the North shore of Lake Huron descended upon our home, and began to take up residence in our fruit cellar. <BR> It has become, "US" against the critters! <BR> <BR> -and, he found another wee one in the trap.--It seems like ... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:13:48 EST The wood room and Himself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1979c551-59e9-4f64-9d6f-0def19cbfbe8.jpg"> <BR> It is FRIDAY----which doesn't mean too much , 'cept, I don't have to wear my Uber hat to-day, which means , Himself is home, so he can help me drag more "stuff" out of the wood room. <BR> <BR> You see, years ago, when we bought this house, it was heated with wood---a huge wood/electric furnace. Himself used to order a truck load of tall trees, which had to be split--then carried into the wood ro... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:27:06 EST The leaves, the critters, and the good Lord! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7f8c661-b7a0-4011-8de5-44581025d90b.jpg"> <BR> The colours here are spectacular! <BR> They are "falling" like crazy----and it's still quite mild, altho there was frost on Mafia man's house this morning-- (that's our neighbour)- <BR> <BR> We live on a street, which runs along the lake--There are about 20 homes along our road, and the homes are only on the lake side of the road--There is "bush" on the other side! <BR> This morning, about 4am, ... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:47:45 EST The wild critters are on the move----inside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420433 This blog is very late being posted-- <BR> You see, when son#3 carried up the pump which sits beside the lake, and carried it inside, there were mice inside the pump---unbeknown to us!- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3638e1f9-6a82-41ac-84b4-fd1e1477e20a.gif"> <BR> <BR> In fact, there was a nest of mice in it---and it wasn't discovered until I'm sure those mice multiplied --and then those mice multiplied too--- <BR> <BR> The pump was carried to our basement fruit ... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:21:25 EST Learning to Let go --- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420045 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6336da37-ec50-410a-b32e-b19d57d94738.JPG"> <BR> Here is Sushi, the feisty cat who came in from the cold-almost a year ago--I took this picture last night!- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/580415be-058e-4c00-9c67-fa101ac46500.JPG"> <BR> And here is the turkey who son#3 cooked- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb65a5c6-018c-47fa-8f03-c7f3aaef5f47.JPG"> <BR> <BR> As you know, I very much wanted to hav... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:45:26 EST Frustrations on Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419690 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc8ec4d7-86bb-4d85-b467-97937b08b71a.JPG"> <BR> I made bread yesterday-3 loaves--- <BR> I shall take it to son# 3's house----which is where the Thanksgiving dinner is now--- <BR> It has been moved from our house to his house--reason being, "It's too hard to carry all the food out here"-----says son#3----- <BR> <BR> I think the real reason is that Himself was ranting about being old---but (that big "butt" again!)---we shall not go there--- <BR... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 10:54:55 EST Come on up here -dinner is at 4pm--to-morrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419320 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/236f6286-633e-47d3-9723-1987805f0adf.jpg"> <BR> Isn't that a beautiful thing to say--and think?-- <BR> We are so fortunate to be able to see --- <BR> The fall colours in this area, the Algoma region, with the Maple trees , are magnificent-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/737642b2-cea9-4e2c-93be-d6d822af8031.JPG"> <BR> -and it is still so mild! <BR> <BR> To-day is "the calm before the storm"--- <BR> To-day I shall make a... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 09:57:37 EST I wish I lived in a castle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c15defcc-ea2d-4762-942d-6e1b4532bccd.jpg"> <BR> We have heavy rain falling to-day-- <BR> I walked the Germans (as in dogs)-in the rain---- <BR> This is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend--Monday is our holiday- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c82b9af-b637-408f-9df2-7d83ec1e6d21.jpg"> <BR> --this was a picture from a Thanksgiving past---- <BR> <BR> Himself and I were not supposed to be cooking this year---- <BR> We are no... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 10:37:56 EST Trying to do "best for Me" stuff is not easy sometimes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418674 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15ef0247-148c-4f23-b08c-8217253a3f62.jpg"> <BR> I am working at taking time for "me"-- <BR> You see, it's not a "woman thing"---- <BR> Somehow women are raised to nurture--take care of the children--keep everyone happy-doesn't matter if we are "drop dead" tired ourselves--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/330394e0-68f8-409b-8b5a-67f435fbeb32.jpg"> <BR> I remember , years ago, when our children were small, sitting at our t... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:50:02 EST Wear that invisable crown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418342 Well, I really really did not want to go to WEIGHT WATCHERS last evening- <BR> <BR> #1. the meeting is in the evening and I'm at my all time fattest! <BR> #2. Its too cold to wear my very light sundress which doesn't weigh anything and if I go, I have to climb into winter clothing which will make me even fatter! <BR> #3. I was at a wedding and was on that terrible "Hope Diet"--you know--where you eat everything and hope for the best---I feel very tubby! <BR> <BR> There are so many reason... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:00:15 EST a pass on the Passwords! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417950 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/346b0541-32c2-4d75-afa4-4622d64e78d3.jpg"> <BR> -just a reminder-- <BR> <BR> This morning on CBC radio, which I have on as I Spark, a Doctor in Hamilton , Ontario , spoke on, how exercise is an anti inflammatory --- <BR> He went on to say that they studied a group of people , who did 15 minutes of exercise daily--and studied another group who did no exercise- <BR> These were post breast cancer patients-- <BR> <BR> The group who did the 15... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 08:39:20 EST Smile at a Cow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417629 I'm late on here---- <BR> You see, I had to take clothes that I never wear, to the seamstress, also jeans which are too large or too long--the Jeans she will fix for me--the rest she will keep for herself or give away-- <BR> I can finally see into my closet- <BR> A person can only wear so much--- <BR> <BR> There is a time in one's life where one must face the facts--- <BR> Years ago, I was a City Councillor---and before that, I sat on the school board- <BR> All those meetings required beaut... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 10:20:35 EST Strong people never give up changing the world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417226 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea7fb3be-ca82-4cd0-bafa-3ccf380215b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be courageous---that's how I feel this morning---with the useless shootings in Edmonton, Canada, and now at a concert in Las Vegas-- <BR> Never give up, I tell myself---try to change the world, a person at a time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbb6ea0f-7113-4f9e-b258-4dde052bc732.png"> <BR> <BR> I do believe in prayer---- <BR> -I pray for the people who were ki... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:32:06 EST Revisiting that Hokey Pokey Clinic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416884 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9340124-278a-4103-aaf3-5ac635b74097.jpg"> <BR> It's a new month----and it's Sunday---(what Sunday has to do with it, I dunno--but, I might have more time to move more)- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af839c25-a620-40bd-9b55-226e9420f5ca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know that "trying harder" to reduce the body fat, is really not a new thing,--but--(that big "butt" again)----I haven't been exactly trying hard-since the wedding of s... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 10:08:02 EST I' m finding it harder to bite the tongue as I age! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416570 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be8753dd-d014-4450-aeb4-6789f00214b7.jpg"> <BR> This is son #2's new beautiful wife, with her daughter--- <BR> It's both their second marriage ---which I guess doesn't really matter as long as they are happy now and in their future. <BR> Himself and I learned long ago to bite our tongues when it comes to who they choose to marry. <BR> I do like Son #2's new partner very much! <BR> <BR> This morning, Tess and I have walked----Beau helped me ra... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:11:25 EST Beau drooling down my neck- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416288 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1d9ee29-4dc5-43ff-a21d-575d58e35ce6.JPG"> <BR> These 2 Germans (as in dogs) are at the groomers right now-- <BR> For some reason, they knew we were going--which makes them pant and try to get outside before we are ready-- <BR> It was an OK ride to town--no vomiting --no peeing on the groomers floor--- <BR> Himself feels he has to tell me exactly how to drive---to town--avoid the holes in the road---stay on the right side---hurry up so I won't... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:03:55 EST Did Prince Phillip ever lose his horse? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415914 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e387cd90-f603-459d-b401-a22e1f9efa57.jpg"> <BR> This really isn't Sushi-(the wayward kitten who decided to move in with us)--but I'm sure it's her cousin--- Of course the picture made me smile! I do love the wee spitfire of a cat! I also admire her attitude---tons of self confidence-- <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65319752-9f76-4bc8-b261-dac9049a63f4.jpg"> <BR> Well, that's all I did in the way of exercise all las... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:00:36 EST Did I tell you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415483 I'm up late here--It's after midnight--- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot , (if the weather is good) is flying his Cessna up here to-day! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/134bb74a-3021-4295-9b7c-98a368c05ecc.jpg"> <BR> Here he is at his wedding with his brand new wife! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d824a141-84d0-4c7d-aef9-dd81ed23b2ad.jpg"> <BR> She is a Flight attendant --(Go figure eh?)- <BR> Hopefully a better picture will come through one day--... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:36:08 EST Weddings are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415266 Well--I'm late AGAIN! <BR> Eventually I will get a blog out early again--- <BR> You see, I'm still unpacking--doing laundry-talking to Germans (as in dogs)-and Sushi, that cat who came in from the cold, who still figures I need a bite once in awhile--- <BR> <BR> Now, that wedding--son#2----the Air Canada Pilot, who might fly his Cessna up here to-morrow ----It really was beautiful!- <BR> It was in a barn, on a farm--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/883c2ea9-3c48-4c03... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:44:46 EST Lord love a Duck---I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414890 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/169f36fe-4109-4122-a1e6-57af20c108ed.JPG"> <BR> This certainly was an "Air Canada" wedding--- <BR> The above sign says it all----*S* <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7aed414-0641-44a0-b933-b563b423b8b4.JPG"> <BR> Here they are, at their BBQ, on the most beautiful farm--in a park-like setting-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12a20950-0cc0-43cb-a9a5-0c1fc6361550.JPG"> <BR> The old farm house was gorgeo... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:36:13 EST We are back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414645 We are home--will blog tomorrow--all is well--There is no place like home!--- <BR> We did enjoy getting away and the wedding was lovely-- <BR> Its VERY hot outside--- <BR> See you all tomorrow-- <BR> Hugs- <BR> I missed you all- Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:03:55 EST Wedding Family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414157 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9c21315-86d7-4e18-bea0-e15d52583fdf.JPG"> <BR> and here is the bus , taking us to the wedding-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc402125-d787-481c-92b8-9f7a7fc87d5b.JPG"> <BR> and here are most of the Grandchildren, ""Gussey-uped"---ready to get on the "Wedding Bus" <BR> <BR> I hear the Germans are doing well at home--(dogs)-- <BR> It's terribly hot here----which is nice--- <BR> I'm off to get more pictures---but-(that b... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:38:36 EST We are HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413900 We are going to get ready for that wedding for son #2 soon-- <BR> Ive tried so hard to down load pictures but on this hotel internet, its so slow-- <BR> Ive heard from the dog sitter at home-- <BR> Beau is fine--Tess refused to eat, but--I told the sitter how to coax her to the dish- <BR> Even Sushi seems OK-- <BR> Ill try for another picture--but--its not lookin good-- <BR> The Grandkids are sweet-- <BR> -Lynda <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:34:00 EST And away we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413447 Beau is good--- had his meds-Tess ate-- We have everything packed including the kitchen sink--It is raining-- I have the Lap Top so will post tonight-WITH pictures--Love yu Sparkly People--Lynda Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:45:28 EST I feel like a Hurricane spinning in circles!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413177 This will be a very fast blog--- <BR> We leave to-morrow----staying in Peterborough---wedding at Ponty Pond Farm--- <BR> Ask me why I'm frantic?--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86b23708-0e1e-471d-8ee9-6dcef9748566.gif"> <BR> <BR> #1--Himself tried on suit clothes yesterday and out of 40 suit coats--not 1 fit him---and --THIS WAS YESTERDAY----Now, we live in the middle of nowhere--not many stores--'specially for men- <BR> But--the good Lord was with us-We found one su... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:35:58 EST Braveheart here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412811 Why does so much have to happen just before one goes away? <BR> Yesterday, the vet called ---around noon--concerning Beau--the German (as in dog)-with the whacky heart-She had heard from the Cardiac Vet somewhere in the world----and wanted to tell me that this is the 3rd Cardio Vet who feels Beau should come off his heart meds- <BR> She wondered how he is doing? <BR> <BR> Lord love a Duck----I had to tell her that we increased all his meds----to the original dose as he had an episode - was ... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:29:23 EST They found some ropes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412432 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e741b3cf-64bf-42e7-8438-eb5bca626525.JPG"> <BR> The docks are in---another summer bit the dust! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d057f4c6-2324-4cbb-afd9-95aece06c17f.JPG"> <BR> -kinda sad, but it is nice to be looking forward to a brand new season! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54bdb5ab-0083-4449-93f1-1e3d7e43ef4b.JPG"> <BR> This morning , I have the wash out on the line--this afternoon, I shall do m... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:13:01 EST Sundays must be great---if you are a Queen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412081 Sunday-----a rest day---- <BR> Well, it is supposed to be a rest day--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cab2918-9796-422c-b92a-36b5c70d4516.jpg"> <BR> -pretty cute child---- <BR> But----I sorta feel like this child to-day--- <BR> You see, next weekend we will be away----so---to-day we are trying to do everything we usually do , and more--- <BR> -himself just called me----"Where is all the rope, for tying up the docks?" <BR> Of course, I answered, "I don't know"----- <B... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:53:50 EST The weekend and I'm hanging tough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411757 It's hot--- <BR> I just came back from my walk/jog---3529 steps--far from the 9000 that I aim for- <BR> I don't always make that amount, but-- (that big "BUTT") --I try--- <BR> The sun is out and we have high humidity- <BR> <BR> OK---I must show you this picture-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/614c1e28-e7de-4799-9fe6-4654b806fd7f.JPG"> <BR> -the big and the little-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91a2e688-d163-412c-b500-3bb0755243ea.JPG"> <BR> ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:54:14 EST Sending Beau good vibes over the internet- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411439 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c7adc1d-6095-4d10-aa94-d8f60370142a.jpg"> <BR> --that means all my Sparkly friends-- <BR> Yes, we are going to the wedding---probably with son#2, the Policeman, and his family-- <BR> I really want to drive, but they feel we should travel with them-- <BR> We leave Thursday -the wedding is Friday- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19aaa13e-752b-4b77-a007-a3813908b095.jpg"> <BR> This Fairy Godmother is acting on behalf of "the... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:35:56 EST What to do? What to do?- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411105 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/baabf39a-f1b8-47ef-b35c-24260ef3288f.JPG"> <BR> This is Beau--the German (as in dog)-with the heart that beats erratically-- <BR> <BR> Recently, after an ECG at the vet, and after that vet contacted a heart specialist for dogs-- we were told to reduce the heart meds he was on-- <BR> We were doing this gradually--over a long period of time-- <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday afternoon, things went downhill for Beau---We were outside with him, and he ... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:57:46 EST An update on Sushi plus "Steppin"out with so much to do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410762 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae184a02-6770-4ecd-9913-8604111dc720.jpg"> <BR> The one at the far back looks exactly like our Sushi--the wee spitfire of a cat who came in from the cold--- <BR> <BR> A lot has happened since she spent her 1st 3 mos living under our bed- <BR> She lives upstairs--running between our bedroom, bath and the study--spending many a daytime hour sitting on her tree starring out the patio door---but--she seems so content to just live near the heater o... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:29:53 EST i'M LATE -i'M LATE- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410424 It's the "stepping" --that's why this blog is late! <BR> You see--so far to-day--only 4000 steps--- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> And already my passenger (Himself) wants me to pick him up---(my UBER job)- <BR> -so--the days Himself works, I must get up by 5am--hop on the Dreadmill (to avoid bears)- <BR> <BR> And the cleaning lady decided to de-fur the living room--- and by the way, that cleaning lady is ME--- <BR> <BR> All I have to say, is--Queen Elizabeth would not be rushed as I am--- <B... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:27:54 EST Stepping out on Sept 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409967 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8315004b-97d0-4861-ab4b-a9d6c7d7a470.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess wish , on those nights when you can't sleep, that someone would say this to you?--- <BR> Life is so funny isn't it?---- <BR> <BR> Well, I managed to get 9666 steps in yesterday, but I had to be creative----do grass--walk up the highway---- walk to the corner----walk the Germans --and--- (Can you believe this?)--jump up and down on the spot, which, Beau the big German, as in dog, look... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:38:50 EST Walking woman here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409641 I am aiming for 9000 steps to-day-- <BR> I heard on CBC radio, that the average Canadian only does 3000 steps in their day--some only 2000--That is without trying to exercise! <BR> This Doctor said, that to be healthier, one must aim for at least 9000 steps daily! <BR> He also said, in the "olden days"---all people did at least that much, with their chores--perhaps walking to the next farm or to town--Cars to-day, as we all know, are easy to climb into-- <BR> I know, with my sciatica, it s... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:54:16 EST Beau's trip to the vet with Himself co-piloting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409296 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fa843fc-6449-4b81-91f9-c4a41db09eba.jpg"> <BR> This is Wafer---found in a second hand store---waiting for someone to take him home--- <BR> Now if I saw this , for real, I would be the one adopting him-- <BR> <BR> And----speaking of dogs---Beau, our German(as in dog) had his ECK (or whatever it was)-no sedation--just strapped onto the table--muzzled----and away we drove home, with him vomiting all over our nice new car-- <BR> I was driving, so... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 09:45:41 EST Off to the vet-with the Germans-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408941 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b04a5b06-b7c7-4471-9462-adde579877a5.JPG"> <BR> These are the Germans- <BR> Beau, the guy whose heart skips many beats, needs to have it checked -- <BR> So, we are driving towards the Sault--over a 2 hour drive, to our vet. <BR> There he will be sedated and have an ECG----which will be sent to a Dog Heart Doctor, somewhere, and we shall find out if his heart requires so much medication. <BR> Hopefully he won't throw up in the car on the way the... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 08:16:41 EST mind my own business when it comes to a sister! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408626 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23e69919-ddef-4527-ad75-8e049709e625.jpg"> <BR> I've FINALLY decided to stop worrying about my sister--- <BR> You know, I am a tad thick headed--- <BR> You see, my sister is on the brink----well, to put it pretty bluntly, she has about 2 mos at the most , on this earth-- <BR> so, of course, my heart bleeds for her---- <BR> I want to surround her with hugs, food and happiness--- <BR> <BR> This morning I called her -She lives quite far from her... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 10:40:20 EST Gabbing away here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408216 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cba70b1-a38e-4ff3-aa0c-f511a07cce13.png"> <BR> It rained almost every day this past summer--- <BR> We did get about 4 very hot days- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/540fa09d-00c5-4550-9b82-e529f65aa480.JPG"> <BR> Everyone came out to the dock those days and it was glorious! <BR> I can't stop thinking about my sister with Myeloid Leukemia and her tiredness and the Drs inability to get her blood built up-- <BR> <img src="... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:18:08 EST Winnie the Pooh visits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407873 I just drove in, not even quite at our gate, and the tiniest wee black bear came running across our lawn and into the bush-- <BR> Lord love a Duck--- <BR> Where there is a small baby bear, there is a Mama close by--- <BR> I stopped the car and peeped--- trying to scare them all away-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae9d4a9b-480b-4644-8757-a44aa6e41a7a.gif"> <BR> <BR> "Don't panic" I thought--- <BR> I have an air horn---searched my "WhateverIcanstuffinthere" cupboard"--... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:14:08 EST