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/ The Jamaican and me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b3c2734-27d7-44c8-b380-17797a8de0c1.jpg"> <BR> Sunday morning with Himself home, kinda boggles my mind--- <BR> You see, to get the Germans (as in huge dogs)-out of his way, they are placed in the sunroom-- <BR> The sunroom is not insulated--- <BR> It is zero in the sunroom this morning--- <BR> And so the conversation goes---(as I vacuum)- <BR> " Where are the dogs?"--- <BR> He replies, "Outside"--- <BR> I continue to vacuum---until, I reali... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:56:33 EST 'Tis almost, maybe,-----Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321256 Lord love a Duck---I look out the window, and it's still winter--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95f3ebaf-8143-4b2c-be08-7593a6fc3a4e.jpg"> <BR> -not everywhere----but here! <BR> There are days, where it's hard to believe that the world is turning out the way it should! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f09b3931-f071-4997-a7a1-2afc6a0a1e12.jpg"> <BR> I saw this picture of the turtle---who eventually does get to that ocean----doesn't get eaten... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:04:28 EST -Voices screaming inside of me---"EAT THAT CANDY"--- Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320782 I just stretched the back---- <BR> I have a board---shaped like a half a circle---When you lay backwards on it, it stretches the back---and with Spark's back exercises, there is always immediate relief from the sciatica- <BR> I've always had sciatica, but this winter with the snow shovelling , it has gotten worse-- <BR> Hopefully with a weight loss (like 500 pounds)--it will go into remission again-- <BR> I also did some walking on the Dreadmill---that seems to help also--- <BR> <BR> So-----... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:47:10 EST Another day to extend our lives! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320249 My weight is 197--- <BR> It's been hovering for a week or so---bumping between 198 and 200--- <BR> I need it to get down, as the sciatica is killing me--so painful-- <BR> It must be some part of my spine caving in-- <BR> --with less weight on the bone structure, it has to go-- <BR> I try to stretch it several times/day-- <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f8cae30-3b17-4321-9e52-e0b6c7004497.jpg"> <BR> To-day it is raining---We must have lost 2 ft of snow---- <BR> But... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:02:43 EST I think I've lost my mind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319755 Whatta wild day we had yesterday! <BR> You see, Sushi, the recycled cat who adopted us. about 3 months ago, needed a booster shot--which ment driving her to the vet, 45 minutes away-- <BR> <BR> Himself came home from work at noon, and after lunch (eating is extremely important to Himself,)-- I hauled up the cat crate---- <BR> I could not get her out from under our bed--- <BR> Himself to the rescue, with the vacuum hose, which he pushed under the bed-- <BR> My job was to catch her on the oth... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:40:38 EST Pleasantly plump is what I am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319260 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24afe4ef-d05d-4f10-af94-deef35353a98.jpg"> <BR> These are happy people at a Fishing Derby, on a lake in Elliot Lake-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97659d29-7c9b-4887-bda5-4119f7058993.jpg"> <BR> I would never do that---but, it was a glorious day for it with temperatures way above freezing! <BR> To-day we have rain falling---ice crashing down from our metal roof--There are "ice guards" up there , to slow the snow from ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:10:15 EST Would life be boring without me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318733 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08623caf-e31b-4f98-aa22-14b0b97194ed.jpg"> <BR> Well, this made me laugh ---so cute- <BR> <BR> To-day is Family day in Ontario---It was created by a Politician to win votes---and because February is a long month without any long weekends, it was decided that calling it that, might bring families together---Ice fishing to-day, does NOT require a licence--people can ride the Snowmobile trails free--no pass required and there are "poker runs" for... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:24:02 EST Be a Unicorn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318333 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee610056-7fd1-4424-83d8-c21ff697fe00.jpg"> <BR> It's true eh?----so much to handle---trying to be healthy with all the chocolate stuff around us--and then, reading that chocolate is good for us---- <BR> I wonder why they don't tell us that Kale is good for us--or broccoli---and have piles of vegetables at the check outs?-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2963836c-5422-4104-abd8-b64547fe1cfc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My grown kids a... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:20:26 EST Trying--to LIVE IN THE MOMENT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317821 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8d99b11-6db0-4fe7-a1ad-c6fe4a03d3cc.gif"> <BR> I bought a new dress last evening--online-- <BR> It is to be "the Mother of the Groom" at son#2's--the air Canada Pilot's--wedding --in October- <BR> It better fit me by then--- <BR> You see, I have a problem---- <BR> I DON"T LIVE IN THE MOMENT! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d0b2c18-c006-467b-b818-a333ca42aa0d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This wedding is 7 mos away---- <BR> Lord love ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:53:50 EST We are off to see the groomer--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317307 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b04fed34-d078-4acd-a62d-1536c7e22da4.jpg"> <BR> We are off to the groomer for these 2 Germans--as in dogs--- <BR> I hope Beau doesn't vomit---or pee on the groomers floor---or drool all over us---or all 3 --- <BR> Lord love a Duck--I'll write more later-- <BR> <BR> This weekend --Monday --is a Holiday here in Canada-- <BR> It's called "Family Day"-- <BR> I love it! <BR> Later then---- Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:35:04 EST What me?---The old age thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316871 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8beba3db-c0d4-4737-addf-3ef4ed25ade1.gif"> <BR> You know, there comes a time in life, where you must accept that you ARE old-er! <BR> Of course I'm still fighting that realization---*S* <BR> <BR> I mean, I still colour the hair----I spend way too much money on creams that prevent wrinkles--(as if that really happens!)-- <BR> -I am a sucker for magazines that boast anti-aging stuff---(even tho I'm beginning to realize that one just can't stop ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:18:30 EST Short 'n Active blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316359 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c34f31e-f4df-4696-a14c-8c7244bbd843.jpg"> <BR> so true eh? <BR> --even if you walk around the house----dance up a storm---as long as you move---It's better than not doing anything--even if it's only 10 minutes----because, you just might sneak in another 10 minutes later in the day! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f564ce72-7d5d-47d8-ba8d-82eb502095cf.jpg"> <BR> We only live --once-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:45:47 EST My Valentine Tylenol! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315933 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0538e94-87ed-4710-96c0-51b982a8204f.png"> <BR> To-day is a great day to spread the "love"--- <BR> ----for some people I guess! <BR> You see, Himself is not a "gushy-mushy" person--(Is any Doctor?)-- <BR> <BR> I remember when I had all 5 children----and in those days--(a zillion yrs ago!)-- we stayed in Hospital , 7 days---After each child was tucked away in a nursery, Himself would stand in the hall and wave at me---No way was he ever going ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:02:16 EST Happy Asparagus Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315330 --A couple of pictures I captured yesterday during a snow storm-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/653d2819-177f-4f99-8fcc-5a355de50f79.JPG"> <BR> Sushi--the recycled cat---last evening-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d025d9ba-efd5-4615-8fb2-1b01c7a15e85.JPG"> <BR> looking out over the lake--with 3 ice fishing huts-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b6a1609-b567-44d3-bc0d-7e50d0227af6.JPG"> <BR> This used to be our cottage-bef... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:18:00 EST Pickerel-and life away from the bed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314860 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4f84ee9-0d64-4857-85f0-cadcfb32d8ba.jpg"> <BR> This is a lake in town--frozen of course! <BR> It's a "Fishing Derby"--- <BR> It's always held in February-- <BR> People pay $100 --The City drills holes----and these eager "wanna be fishing people", sit there all day--Whoever catches the largest fish wins prizes-- <BR> The largest prize is $30,000.00 ---There is a 4 wheeler---and more - <BR> <BR> There are about 4000 lakes in and within 100 mi... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:44:24 EST Lost my mind here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314408 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb84e640-807a-4856-ba46-b433c4247657.JPG"> <BR> Yikes!---I'm late posting--because I've been shovelling--- <BR> I've shovelled the back deck--the front sidewalk---and the bricks on the driveway--- <BR> It's almost 11am and finally the plough guy came for the rest of the drive! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a4ea990-95c5-4415-96ec-572fbe590f45.JPG"> <BR> I honestly don't know where we are going to put anymore snow--- <BR>... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:55:28 EST Preparation must be the key! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313860 This morning I got 3 TRIVIA --RIGHT!- <BR> I began to do the Trivia thing on a regular basis a few months ago--- <BR> --but (that big "butt"!)--my score never changes and usually I have to answer at least 6 questions, to score the 3 points-- <BR> It is amazing what I remember from other days tho! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2e48b9d-e957-463c-b052-9a430eff8e07.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning, I've decided to try to be as happy as this wee baby---in spite of an "Alberta... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:03:23 EST Things to come --in my head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313331 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0fc1321-2fff-418e-a9f7-37cab665b68b.jpg"> <BR> I haven't always been a "Morning person"--- <BR> But I do find now, in my old-er age---that I enjoy the quiet of the dawn--- <BR> --before there are cars on the highway--- <BR> --maybe a deer crosses my path on my early morning walk--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0074ab5d-bf41-4e08-a98c-2d47534f3065.jpg"> <BR> I like the sky in the mornings---- <BR> <BR> This time of yea... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:31:55 EST A lot of SNOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312760 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9e37c52-2ab1-4924-b850-d424c75815bd.JPG"> <BR> This is what I just threw the snow over-- <BR> You see, last night, a snow storm hit our area--and so much snow fell, we are unable to get the car out-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f77d8ae5-4cc2-47a2-ac98-f2b032d3bc22.JPG"> <BR> Himself is out with the snow blower, so he can clear by the road---the plough went by, and ploughed us in--The joys of living in the North! <BR> ... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:14:38 EST Enjoying Birthdays in the chaos of life!- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312220 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9151f0e0-4f65-44de-b2f5-7ab36e0f4b28.JPG"> <BR> It was Charlee's 3rd Birthday yesterday-- <BR> She is the wee girl on the Left in the picture--- <BR> Here she is with some of her cousins. <BR> Charlee is our youngest Grand child---a miracle child ---born of parents well into their 40's. <BR> She has had several trips to Sick Kids in Toronto, to correct minor problems, and now is thriving-- <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:25:35 EST A scammer meets a Sparkly person! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311680 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d10d4c80-86e6-4446-b508-91aebc4bf9bb.jpg"> <BR> A phone call came in this morning---about 7am-- <BR> I picked it up, thinking it might be Son#3---the phone said, "unidentified caller"---which, he, being a Policeman, sometimes uses. <BR> <BR> "Good morning, this is Microsoft calling, regarding your computer"-I heard. <BR> I know that Microsoft never call people--- <BR> ---so I clicked the phone--then said, "This call needs to be traced"---- <... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:43:40 EST Relaxin'--trying to.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311188 I am trying to enjoy February--- <BR> This morning we had snow----about 4 inches--- I shovelled--Himself helped me--- <BR> The good part about that , was , it was light and fluffy--plus it gave the Germans (as in dogs)- a chance to play in it beside us! <BR> -- I used that snow shovelling as a workout-- <BR> And a big plus, is that it's sunny outside now! <BR> It's amazing how a bit of sunshine brightens your day! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/637fe326-5c32-4d9a-a758-... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:10:34 EST February is not going well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310597 NOT EVERYDAY CAN BE A GOOD DAY! <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> There ARE days that one might as well admit it--that stuff just isn't going well! <BR> <BR> For instance----Himself took my grocery list --crossed off a ton of items, and rewrote it! <BR> Lord love a Duck!----(them's fighting words!)- <BR> There ARE days that being married is definitely NOT easy! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3ceaa89-84ce-4d1a-9c9e-189e092c5bef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The weatherman predicts 10 to... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 09:22:16 EST Himself, Sushi, and Kale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310134 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b05159c0-e877-4011-9f69-93757f338e8a.JPG"> <BR> This is Sushi--the recycled cat who moved in from the cold, the cat someone threw away, probably because she is female and in need of a spay--- <BR> Here she is, playing with her new toy--It seems it is a hit with her- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cad6124b-c96f-49b1-8a33-ae1b46a12eb2.JPG"> <BR> She finally comes out from under the bed, more----has decided to still reside o... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:57:53 EST Ya jess never know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309545 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dc38830-d9e0-410c-9bfc-e0e9e17d2a5d.jpg"> <BR> We have sun here--- Does that mean 6 more weeks of winter?---- <BR> --6 more weeks of shovelling--- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> How we love the eternal summer! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21c67ac5-0ed8-4a07-b52b-4ace85eb8437.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here I am "trucking along, in the "wilds of Canada"-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/038265c4-552c-4502-b81... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:24:18 EST There is less of me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308958 We went to MacDonald's last night for supper-- <BR> Himself feels he needs to do that once in a week--- <BR> My dilemma is finding a healthy meal---something not too calorific--not loaded with sodium---and filling enough to stop the hunger pangs at 4am. <BR> --and-----going with Himself to keep him happy! <BR> <BR> So, yesterday afternoon, I sat in front of the computer---on the MacDonald's web site. <BR> If I preplanned this visit--if I could get it in my head before I got there---maybe I w... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:56:51 EST Lovin, the Produce guy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308354 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39fd5b5b-bbd6-47f9-9663-1dddf7b71544.jpg"> <BR> Isn't this so true?--- <BR> I never realized this when I grew up--- <BR> I was lucky however because my Mom never bought store cakes---or sweets- <BR> Instead we had a great deal of fruit at our house---oranges----and apples by the bushel--- <BR> In fact, we had a fruit cellar, joining our house. It was outside, with a ladder going down . <BR> I tried my best to never go down there-----as it was a... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:19:55 EST "Have you lost weight?- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307685 It FINALLY happened---- <BR> At first I thought , "Oh well, she hasn't seem me for awhile"--- <BR> But--a few days ago, another woman approached me , saying, "What are you doing? You are losing weight"- <BR> There is nothing in the world that is better , than when people begin to notice, that your body is slimmer! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4450adcb-aadc-485f-ac85-9a4c241b491d.gif"> <BR> <BR> Suddenly all the time spent on that Dreadmill, is worth it!-- <BR> The J... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:47:44 EST peas porridge hot---and a recycled cat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307167 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fed00c2d-c66c-4bcd-ac5f-3ad80f3b6859.jpg"> <BR> The above is our Sunday breakfast------ <BR> This morning I put a fresh banana on it! <BR> I find it filling---and Himself is good at making it--- <BR> I bet many of you thought an Oriental person could not make porridge-- <BR> <BR> But--(the big "butt" again!)- my Dad and my Grandfather were from Scotland where they specialize in---"porridge"--and where they must say, -- <BR> Peas porridge hot, ... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:23:48 EST Gung Hei Fat Choi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306661 Gung Hei Fat Choi!-- <BR> which means--HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! <BR> It's the year of the rooster---- <BR> It begins to-day and lasts 7 days--- <BR> <BR> Himself , being Chinese, tells how his Father and Uncles used to roast a pig, and party all week---gambling---"Ma Jung"----he calls it---- <BR> All their business' used to close and it was a week long of festivities. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d37c536a-d6b8-47c2-8100-978c6948052b.jpg"> <BR> This was Himself'... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:54:12 EST Sushi is home---recovering--Me too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf05da91-bd77-410a-920c-7ff5be28ab89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Sushi is home"--the cat with perhaps 7 lives left---the cat who was dumped in our neighbourhood--probably with her mom and siblings--the cat who moved into our home because I found her eating bird seed--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/118deed8-3550-4fd1-ad36-6d4117daa8ea.jpg"> <BR> --Poor wee kitten-- <BR> <BR> This morning , she has polished off some Spark Cat food... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:30:36 EST Sushi with 9 lives! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305490 Sushi--the recycled cat--the cat with 9 lives--the cat I brought in from the cold, -is coming home! <BR> It is simply amazing---confusing too-- <BR> I am driving to the next town to pick her up at noon to-day--- <BR> <BR> I am excited---and exhausted---with all of this--- <BR> It's hard to explain the mix-up ----which is what happened with the blood work---in a free travelling clinic , which I had taken her to--not our regular vet--- <BR> They transferred her to our regular vet who retest... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:17:04 EST Front row people stand and be counted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304880 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ea8d95f-c73a-4ca4-99e4-a6b6fa36aea6.jpg"> <BR> Himself --and I feel the "calm" this morning--- <BR> <BR> Lord love a Duck---I am SO happy there is that Super Power directing traffic---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cdc3894-0820-47cc-bedc-f17a49d17484.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The resident Germans (as in dogs)- are content---happy to have my full attention-- <BR> <BR> Himself , and I, got our 8 hrs of sleep---without an anima... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:53:09 EST so sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304265 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b0c27fe-f838-43fa-b646-d9053d7cc120.jpg"> <BR> Well, I'm not an overly religious person----but---(that big "butt"-)---there must be a reason for this--- <BR> The blood test for the recycled cat, came back--positive----for some kind of bad cat disease---The vet describes the disease as "Aids" for a cat--which means the poor animal is doomed to get all kinds of bad stuff!--I know that she will have to be "put down"-- <BR> I also know it is for t... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:41:45 EST Good Day Beautiful Soul! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303628 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe3e40ed-3f0a-485b-b19d-7ab05d4834e3.jpg"> <BR> We are all beautiful Sparkly People-- <BR> There are days that I forget this---- <BR> I need to be reminded! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ef5bf31-64e6-4317-92a6-44b5199ea4c6.jpg"> <BR> And I know that SPARKING, makes me strong--- <BR> --keeps me healthy and happy--- <BR> --hopefully extends my life--- <BR> -teaches me not to worry--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:50:43 EST My Favourite Verse--typed out - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303074 COMES THE DAWN <BR> <BR> After a while you learn the subtle difference, <BR> Between holding a hand and chaining a soul, <BR> And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning, and company doesn't mean security, <BR> And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts, <BR> And presents aren't promises, <BR> And you begin to accept your defeats, <BR> With your head up and your eyes open, <BR> With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child, <BR> And you learn to build all your roads on to-d... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:17:36 EST The Weight Falls OFF!----with difficulty of course! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302409 <em>590</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25ac4a70-679e-4209-bc5b-a07b02dfb148.gif"> <BR> Well, I'm doing it!---- <BR> The scales say 198.5--THIS MORNING----naked--- <BR> LORD LOVE A DUCK! <BR> And it was going well yesterday--until--evening-----when I heard those terrible voices AGAIN-----calling my name---I refused to give in to them! <BR> <BR> Why is it so easy " to stick to yer guns" the 1st and 2nd day of a battle of the fat? <BR> It was even harder to get onto tha... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:56:37 EST Ditch the Hope Diet---We're goin' down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301843 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cef9e500-1d9c-4f35-baf0-26f12fc4b0e5.jpg"> <BR> I've felt defeated so many times---times when I was so busy, all I could aim for was to maintain---times when you were on that dreaded "Hope Diet"---(where you eat all you want and hope for the best) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80b6627d-c333-4c10-9b1d-92a637c03965.jpg"> <BR> --times where the weight bounced around even when I tried really hard (for a day!)--- <BR> ---when... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:16:45 EST WE'RE GOING DOWN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301211 Well, I am once again determined to get to 190 pounds. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/692c3f5b-5296-401a-b04d-620e89f8b210.jpg"> <BR> Half the battle of getting there, is making up my mind that ""I AM GOING TO DO THIS!" <BR> <BR> This morning, not because I wanted to get up, (but I did!)- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/181fa8ec-6e1d-4a75-8082-1c21d9f78c64.gif"> <BR> I got my 12 minutes on the Dreadmill in----plus, the stretches to get rid of th... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:41:42 EST Son#2, the Pilot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300621 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b0951ff-b6e7-41ee-9c27-b120ee52a9da.jpg"> <BR> Here is Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot's Air Bus 320. <BR> Did you know that each Pilot is trained to fly a specific Airplane? <BR> I never knew that before . <BR> <BR> This morning, Son#2, called from Mexico City. <BR> He flew there last night--- <BR> He called using the Internet phone--pretty neat! <BR> He said the flight from Toronto to Mexico City is a 5 hr flight-- <BR> He went on to say that ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:07:31 EST More about "me"--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65c9a83b-2325-40af-8545-63a14b663215.jpg"> <BR> Did you know that I am a registered Nurse? <BR> I "trained" (funny word eh?)- at The Hospital For Sick Kids" in Toronto. <BR> I'm telling you this, because there is a lot of stuff, in us all, that we forget to tell each other-- <BR> -and so much in our past, makes us what we are to-day! <BR> <BR> #1. I really didn't like nursing---the reason being, I didn't like sick people---Well, to put it diff... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:06:03 EST Telepathic thoughts to y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299097 "Mental telepathy-"---- <BR> That's what I say to my daughter-- <BR> It's kinda like, "Great minds think alike"- <BR> <BR> Have you ever had a thought drift through yer mind---like---- <BR> "I should call my daughter"-- <BR> Before you can get to the phone, the phone rings, and--it's your daughter, saying, "Hi Mom" <BR> <BR> This used to happen very frequently between my own Mother, who lived in Florida and myself---and now it happens , often between my daughter, who lives in OHIO, and myse... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:17:43 EST There has to be a God in Heaven! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298502 It's Sunday--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa511234-8f6f-4f76-acdb-0946b8770023.jpg"> <BR> Well, I AM a worrier----I should not be---- <BR> --because "stuff works out"--- <BR> The older I get----the more I see this--- <BR> There must be a GOD in HEAVEN--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92023f83-a893-4423-a541-871e43924858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First of all, thank you to all of you for your encouragement with "the cat who came in from the cold"---the... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:43:16 EST Sushi was at the vet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297845 Sushi, the cat "who came in from the cold"--went to the vet yesterday-- <BR> This morning, she will not come out from under the bed--- <BR> --and she will not eat---- <BR> <BR> The vet was very kind to her---- picked her up--examined her-- <BR> AND----- She tolerated it quite well--did not bite, spit, or scratch him--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c7ef8ed-e896-4aca-82eb-558a944e0d42.jpg"> <BR> <BR> He said , "SHE" is a "SHE"---- about a year old, NOT pregnant--- ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:02:43 EST Sushi goes to the vet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297226 Sushi goes to the vet this morning---- <BR> I shall blog later--let y'all know all about her visit--- <BR> Is she a female? <BR> Does she have parasites?--- <BR> Who is she? <BR> How old is she? <BR> Did she bite the vet?--- <BR> Did she bite me? <BR> Is her diet OK? <BR> Ill let yu know the outcome- Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:48:29 EST Turn your back to the crowd and lead that orchestra! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296603 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72e064eb-0292-461f-8ec2-5fa7de6e91f1.jpg"> <BR> This is a Spark Quote-- <BR> I particularly can relate to this--- <BR> My life is crazy busy---- <BR> <BR> I feel like I am leading the orchestra---I feel like I am doing the "right thing"--(like--what is the "right thing", really?) <BR> <BR> This is in spite of my grown kids telling me that our present home is too large (But---Do they realize that Himself would find it hard to move, in his old ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:45:36 EST Winter storms means fitness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295891 Yesterday we had over a foot of snow fall--- <BR> There were powerful winds--with power outages-- <BR> There was also a snow rain mix at times! <BR> <BR> This winter storm watch was predicted, with 10 to 15 cm snow , for this area! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/add21130-6b01-42e3-843b-8a4e823abc9b.JPG"> <BR> It's getting hard to get the snow up and over the banks of snow already there! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d863b8e6-704d-47cc-8d4c-696... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:03:54 EST that inner voice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295182 I live in a very small town in Northern Ontario- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c85e7208-e4cf-4922-b2f9-9b3129c14884.jpg"> <BR> The shopping mall that we had here collapsed, about 5 years ago, killing 2 people. <BR> I remember that day vividly--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65abe3b3-0cc6-4156-9392-1528655835be.jpg"> <BR> I remember trying frantically to reach my daughter in laws--my grown sons--to make sure they weren't there! <BR> It was a di... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:59:56 EST The long and the short of SUSHI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294522 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db7ab0e6-0120-4217-938b-15183375e9f4.jpg"> <BR> This wee cat looks like Sushi---the cat without a home, which I took "in from the cold"! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c04219b2-35ec-4f5b-a6cf-f7549ae68028.jpg"> <BR> This is how she looks---purrs--when I go up, lay on the floor beside our bed, and talk to her, as she eats--- <BR> And yes, she still spends most of her daylight hours, ""UNDER"---our bed--- <BR> There isn't a... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:44:15 EST Too bad I didn't Spark as a child! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293851 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5b08305-1fde-4d9a-b5b5-578b0a75542b.jpg"> <BR> I need to paste this up in front of my eyes-- <BR> I wish I had been born a wee Sparkly person--- <BR> I wish I knew then, growing up, what I know to-day! <BR> <BR> Last night we were out for dinner--with 4 Grandchildren-- <BR> We ordered a wonderful meal---pickerel---a baked potato--vegetables-salad-- <BR> The children ordered "Mac and Cheese", with a hot dog----no vegetables---and cheese cake.... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:32:35 EST