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/ My brain has too many tabs open! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2028669445.jpg"> <BR> It's -not only the weekend, but-----A NEW MONTH!----and we are moving closer to "SPRING"! <BR> And, if we are planning on tip toeing through the tulips this Spring---naked---the ol' body has to have a "sorta", Silhouette shape. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2064714755.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have only 2 mos to prepare-----about 60 days---- <BR> Surely to goodness, in a whole lifetime, 60 days is ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:10:09 EST amazing possibilities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864998 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1986698375.jpg"> <BR> An alarm bell woke me up----- <BR> The wash machine finished a load---a bell was going--- <BR> The timer on the stove was beeping, as himselfs' eggs were cooked--- <BR> The IPad was ringing as son#2 the Air Canada Pilot wondered if the blog was up. <BR> The dryer---the IPhone--- ahh the list goes on and on---- <BR> Amazing what we live with! <BR> Too bad my body doesn't sound an alarm when I'm over my allotted calories... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:14:53 EST Be a nice Human! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864275 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1334479397.jpg"> <BR> I thought this quite good----We always say, "Nice Doggy!"----why not "Nice Human"? <BR> Crazy thoughts-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1761352849.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, to-day, why not eat raw----raw vegetables----fresh fruits---- <BR> Leave the computer on and track what goes in the mouth--- <BR> Get the steps in----aim high--- <BR> Find 5 minutes to sit somewhere (alone)-and meditate---- <BR> I shal... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:33:25 EST Himself IS a Lucky man! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863526 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l513382220.jpg"> <BR> And it's about time!---- <BR> Here's to journaling------tracking what goes in the mouth----staying in your caloric range---moving a lot-----try to keep the "stepper" going----and being patient with <BR> me, needing a megaphone to talk to himself---- <BR> It's a balmy minus 10C here outside--The heat is flying out of the registers--Ya gotta love that! <BR> It's time to get on with to-day---- <BR> --- <img src="http://pho... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:23:16 EST Blog #2--Furnace on-Whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862742 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1937872649.jpg"> <BR> Well, the furnace is running---- <BR> Apparently some pressure regulator on the house stopped the propane from running to the furnace--so the furnace shut off-- <BR> It was minus 31C ---the regulator is outside---- <BR> No charge to us, as the furnace was just put in last July---- <BR> I'll call the propane people in a bit---- <BR> I knew it was bad when himself said, ""Can you come down here for a minute? I can't get t... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:01:26 EST Furnace stopped-very very quick blog!- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862722 The furnace stopped working--minus 32C overnight--repairman here now--sez its NOT getting enough propane--- <BR> Man! It never rains but it pours---- <BR> I'll keep you posted--right now I'm offa here to see what the furnace guy will do--- <BR> I'll post blog #2 when all is settled-- <BR> -Lord love a Duck! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:10:29 EST "a heel and a toe"-on Robbie Burns Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31165539.jpg"> <BR> To-day is ROBBIE BURNS DAY-- <BR> He's the Scottish Lad who said (Forgive the spelling)--"It's a Brae Brik Moonlik Niche!- <BR> I remember my Grandfather saying that to me--He also quite often wore a kilt---and he would hold both my hands, and we would dance across the kitchen floor---as he sang, "A heel and a toe and away we go! <BR> I think I was about 5yrs--- <BR> I loved him----I think because he talked to us---had a ... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:05:14 EST another crisis over!--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861418 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l920914489.jpg"> <BR> THE CAT HAS STOPPED VOMITING------ <BR> and-----HE IS EATING AGAIN!---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1914169738.jpg"> <BR> Can you just believe it? <BR> Yesterday, I really was in the depths of despair--- <BR> There really is a God in Heaven however----but we always knew that didn't we? <BR> -but------(Isn't there always a big "butt"?)---to-day I have a Head cold. <BR> ......must be Fat Cat's... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:55:22 EST The Grim Reaper strikes again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860796 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l295125974.jpg"> <BR> I need to stay strong to-day-- <BR> Why do you have yer bleakest, most terrible thoughts...at 3am? <BR> I was determined to carry Fat Cat (who is thin now)--to the vet----and ""put him down"--He vomited a lot----all over---everywhere!- <BR> <BR> He was saved by the bell---Bell telephone----The vet couldn't be reached-- <BR> He called me at 6am----(the vet)--- sick too!--- <BR> He thinks Fat cat isn't tolerating the ant... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:40:28 EST Stuff happenin'--plus--the weight is DOWN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860040 That's me--on my cover page- <BR> I used to teach Water Aerobics---at our local pool. The newspaper did an article on my classes. I called the class, "Skinny Dip"---- <BR> It was a lot of fun--and a lot of work, because we used some great music--- <BR> <BR> On the home front here, I am DOWN in weight--another pound--recycled of course--- <BR> ..so 4.5 pounds since Jan,1st---- <em>244</em> <BR> That is the good news---- <BR> The difficult news, is, that Fat Cat (who is now a very thin cat,... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:02:45 EST Does it really matter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859281 --A week and a half to go to the end of January---- <BR> January I began to Spark seriously you see! <BR> (I've only been on here --like--forever!)- <BR> Since I began this serious stuff, I've watched my weight, at first stay the same--then drop---then go up(not as high as when I started tho!)----now--as of to-day, the ol' number on the scale is --GET THIS.........DOWN------ <BR> ..not down as much as I'd like however-----but---it's down enough , that there's hope! <BR> <img src="http://phot... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:10:49 EST It's tough being right-all the time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858480 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11868003.jpg"> <BR> Well, the extra German (as in dog) has gone home---- <BR> It's very quiet----nice! <BR> It was fairly chaotic--and for some reason my weight remained the same---- <BR> Ya think the extra stress affects the scale?---- <BR> I did get over 9000 steps in though----and it warmed up enough, I even got to the mailbox----walked----which was good for about 1500 steps! <BR> So, I am back to the calorie counting---listening to that ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:25:40 EST All seems well----so far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857659 The water leak in the kitchen turned out to be from the sprinkler, attached to the tap---Thanks to "Stan The Man", the plumber who was here at 8am on a Sunday morning, who only had to tighten something or other----Whew! <BR> So, I fed him Steel Cut Rolled oats, with Blueberries, and coffee-- <BR> I also told him that I would keep him on my "Sunday payroll"!-- <BR> <BR> And Eddy, son#1's German (as in Shepherd) goes home this evening. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:04:54 EST Chaos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856913 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1630411927.jpg"> <BR> Here are the 3 Germans--(as in dogs)- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940366601.jpg"> <BR> This is Eddy----the visitor ----- <BR> He howls -----He howled all day yesterday--but seems to be better this morning--- <BR> And Himself just called me down-----a pipe under the sink is leaking--AGAIN! <BR> I already called a plumber----And it's Sunday----- <BR> $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$<BR>$$... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:42:28 EST A lotta Howling going on here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856244 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798474255.jpg"> <BR> In fact, the weekend is a time to journal more-----figure the calories out----get more exercise in--- <BR> We have Eddy, the Holy Terror arriving soon---- <BR> He is son#1's German Shepherd--- <BR> He doesn't like leaving his owner and will cry for hours , pacing from window to door, looking for son#1. <BR> Usually he calms down after a few hours and becomes 1 of the pack----fits in with our Germans (as in dogs)- <BR> F... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:57:23 EST More water as Eddy comes to visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855569 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570988361.jpg"> <BR> I slept in---Here if you sleep to 6am------stuff backs up---- <BR> <BR> As I change Fat Cat's water--the Germans water--the humidifier buckets--- I am grateful, we don't own cows ----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1823732366.jpg"> <BR> It also reminds me , how much our lives are tied to ""Water"--- <BR> The humidifier here, in winter months pump out gallon s of water---- <BR> The coffee jug beside ... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:31:33 EST It's tough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854823 My weight is the same--not up----but--not down- <BR> So I wear the Stepper to-day----yesterday I didn't--but---I did shovel our enormous driveway- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1093563057.jpg"> <BR> I felt like it sorta looked like this--LOL <BR> <BR> On my quest to improve the ol' body, I find the hardest part is to accept how long it takes to get rid of fat--I am now over 2 weeks into this. <BR> Everyday---almost every minute, I hear the voice inside the mind, telling... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:13:12 EST My special poem! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854064 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889460538.jpg"> <BR> This verse I found many moons ago---- <BR> I re-read it periodically , to get my mind back on my shoulders--- <BR> I wanted to share it----(an exert below)- <BR> <BR> On the home front here, all is well----so far to-day----(It's only 7am tho!) <BR> I sure appreciated all the suggestions yesterday, in my extreme hunger at bedtime! <BR> And.......they helped-----Thank-you---- <BR> What would I do without y'all? <BR> <img... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:04:46 EST Big news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853268 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l347610324.jpg"> <BR> If you look really close, you will see an ice shack on the lake-- <BR> The lake has over a foot of ice on it now and cars drive down it . <BR> It was minus 32 C last night-We had to leave a tap running , so the pipes don't freeze. <BR> But-----I have big news here! <BR> YOUZA!!!!-- <BR> You know, I began Jan.1st, to get serious on Spark---- <BR> Since then, Ive lost, 3.5 lbs--- <BR> This morning I was DOWN another pound-... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:34:09 EST being awesome- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852410 I got through the weekend--- <BR> I had to "STAY STRONG"---- <BR> The weight is the same-----It was a great deal of "mind over platter"---- <BR> (I read that on Spark and it certainly is true-) <BR> Another motivational saying I love, is--"The Whiter the bread-the sooner yr're dead"! <BR> I hear that in my head as I cruz by the bake section of one of our local grocery stores. <BR> Eating healthy is not an easy thing in this world---- <BR> Good thing we have SparkPeople.com to keep us on track... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:08:59 EST Life is Tough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851594 I have decided--- <BR> Women need not only a ton of patience----(more as you age)----but....... <BR> We need 4 arms---with extra hands! <BR> I decided that, AGAIN, this morning, as I struggled up the stairs, with a dish full of cat food in one hand, my coffee in the other, and my foot trying to close the gate to the stairs with Tess the German trying to chase the cat, who was trying to reach the stairs before her! <BR> Lord Love A Duck!---This is a daily dilemma--"Will the dog get the cat"--"... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:28:07 EST VERY short! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850845 It's Saturday------ <BR> It's cold----- <BR> And I'm heading to the Dreadmill----- <BR> I'll meet y'all there! Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:51:49 EST A Mom has a tough job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850068 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1871841804.jpg"> <BR> It's almost here---that weekend---more time for ourselves. <BR> Yesterday, while filling up the car, I nearly froze to death---I thought a fall jacket would cut it---be sufficient to run in and out of stores etc-- <BR> I forgot it's January , in the north, and with a wind chill, the gas station I was at , felt like I was standing at the North Pole-- <BR> January and February, here, call for heavy parkas! <BR> <BR> Eati... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 07:48:17 EST Just get up and get going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l647175366.jpg"> <BR> Well, ya never know----LOL <BR> On these very cold wintry days, we need a smile! <BR> <BR> Well, day #8 on the quest to get to Onederland--- <BR> Looking back, it was a pretty good week---I lost 3 pounds-recycled Xmas fat-- <BR> It took miles and miles of "mindful thinking"--- <BR> It was easier at the beginning of the week----I found the last 2 days, my determination was not as strong--- <BR> Maybe that's why it's so h... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:19:02 EST The Germans to my rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848318 This is day#7--my desire to get the weight under control-- <BR> ----and last night, I ate 4 chocolates--- <BR> That is NOT going to happen again--- <BR> Funny how all your good intentions wane as the time goes on ---- <BR> I was not hungry--bored perhaps?---- <BR> The weight is the same--which is good! <BR> So, to-day I will pick up all my determination--my dreams of getting to ONEDERLAND-----and carry on. <BR> Yesterday I did get the 10,000 steps in --which is not easy when it's minus 28C ou... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 07:23:06 EST walking naked--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847377 I have lost more (recycled) weight---- <BR> That's the weight that I've put on--taken off--465 times! <BR> Hopefully this time, it's for good! <BR> The ol' body released another 1.5 pounds---YOUZA! <BR> Is this easy?-----------NO! <BR> I hear the voice in my head all day---- <BR> "NO, YOU DON"T NEED THAT!"-----and, "IF YOU DO EAT THAT YOU WILL GO BACK TO WHERE YOU WERE!"- <BR> Lord love a Duck!-----It IS so much ""mind over matter!" <BR> <BR> But, you know what?-----It sure feels good!--2 an... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 07:36:35 EST Strong thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846339 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2125692544.jpg"> <BR> It's really minus 28C here this morning-- <BR> It's January-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1000021173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am on Day#5 of journaling every day---- <BR> I mean, for the whole day! <BR> It sure makes one think , after dinner, watching TV--If I eat whatever, I have to chart it, and it will mess up my calorie count, plus my streak of healthy eating. <BR> Losing weight is a lot of "mind ov... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 07:04:45 EST WE OWN THE SKY___ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845393 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1962481416.jpg"> <BR> Well, here is Fat Cat--who lost a ton of weight----and became the Hyperthyroid cat--- <BR> As of this morning, he weighs 10.5 lbs---very good for him. <BR> He is treated daily with meds which I rub onto the inside of his ear. <BR> He is lookin' good!----He and I are trying to get the weight onto his wee frame. <BR> <BR> Then there is me----the HYPOTHYROID Lady--completely the reverse---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck!--I am tr... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 08:04:18 EST Chocolate broccali? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844524 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1064858290.jpg"> <BR> In fact, it's here--- <BR> I've been journaling faithfully since the new year--- <BR> Well, that is only 2 days-----to-day the 3rd--- <BR> The Motivation is still there-In fact, I even stepped on the scales this morning------ <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1378817827.jpg">--- <BR> And-I'm down--DOWN-1.5 lbs----recycled of course --"Christmas Flab"! <BR> <BR> Another great thing----I turned down boxe... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 08:30:35 EST Off with the Fat-I hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843611 Well, day#2----My determination to journal---to get to 10,000 steps, daily--- <BR> Yesterday I did both---- <BR> The weight (recycled post Christmas "fat")-is still the same--- <BR> Hopefully I can continue on again to-day and not "blow" it with silly unhealthy foods! <BR> Now, getting to 10,000 steps/day is not easy when it's minus 20C outside---- <BR> Yesterday I had to get my parka on--the spikes on my boots (because of the ice on the back road)-and get out into the elements and walk----(... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 07:45:37 EST New thoughts- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842569 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1522451356.jpg"> <BR> THIS is it! <BR> Exercise--Move more---Get the water in----healthy eating---- <BR> AND.......be patient with people who live in yer house----like.yer himself! <BR> Here in the north, of course it is snowing and minus 10C-This is pretty much what we get for January and February!---But--We can emerge i9n March and April looking glamorous if we start to move daily---get more water in--eat healthy------ <img src="http://pho... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:39:14 EST Last day to get it right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841728 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l533007435.jpg"> <BR> So......here it is.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1332146853.jpg"> <BR> We shall need this-----on this last day of 2014! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I journal-ed--------and did well-----till 10pm------ <BR> ..then ate 2 peanut butter cookies----Pooh!!!! <BR> But-----I know that I didn't need those !----- <BR> <BR> To-day is the last day of "practice"---- <BR> To-morrow we HAVE to get the whole day right... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:29:58 EST Trying to change a bad habit----peanuts--or broccali---?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841055 --just to-day---then to-morrow-----and away goes 2014! <BR> Everyday I start right-------counting calories--eating properly----- <BR> I am pretty good at noon-------drinking water----- <BR> good at supper------- <BR> Then......it's the ""hand to mouth" syndrome-----after dinner---in front of the TV--- <BR> And the big worry is-----this habit can stay----if......tea--or fruit, were the foods of choice!--IF-----I could eat, yet stay within the calorie count----- <BR> I don't intend to let 2015 ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:38:22 EST Trying to be Awesome- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840353 Only 3 days left on 2014----- <BR> I CAN make them count--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1721931539.jpg"> <BR> It's almost DREADMILL time----my 30 minutes on the machine-trying to get the steps up---- <BR> Yesterday himself took down the outdoor decorations--I did the indoor stuff-- <BR> Christmas is a lot of work-----brightens up December however! <BR> <BR> As a kid, this time of year was different---not as much food----I never remember overeating-----seems children do... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:13:44 EST Happy Birthday Son#2---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839749 It's son#2, the Air Canada Pilot's Birthday to-day. <BR> He was born in Ottawa----induced-----for crazy reasons----- <BR> Himself wanted him born before the New Year--"income tax reasons "! <BR> Himself was interning--We had very little money, and a another child. <BR> <BR> It was crazy how he entered the world----in a snow storm-----just him and I---- <BR> He was always very QUICK-----I believe he was a great deal smarter than me---- <BR> It became difficult to keep him alive---and to do ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:44:59 EST Oh My God! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839180 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1850051597.jpg"> <BR> We can be happy you know----- <BR> What would it take to make ""YOU"" happy? <BR> Instantly I think, being thinner would be nice! <BR> Yesterday I, " stuck to my guns "---(awful expression isn't it?)- and I stopped the overeating----I put some thought into what I put in the mouth. <BR> To-day I am very happy and proud that the damage is being reversed. <BR> <BR> Perhaps having "himself" listen and actually hear me --... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:16:10 EST 2015 is in the wing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838682 A new day-----It's cloudy and foggy here----which is a tad weird in Canada's North-- <BR> The temperature is hovering just above zero. <BR> I guess you might call this a ""dark dark day"! <BR> But----I have a mission to-day. <BR> <BR> To-day the better than ever, healthy eating will begin! <BR> The journal will be out--AND written in! <BR> The Dreadmill WILL get a good 30 minute workout in soon! <BR> To-day is a day for........."ME"...! <BR> You guys probably are thinking----"Yeah right"!..... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:42:47 EST It's Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838261 Merry Christmas-----Whatta restful-----clean-up --the mess--day it will be! <BR> Last night all the family gathered out here and unwrapped presents and celebrated just being together. <BR> We missed our daughter ----and son#2 the Air Canada Pilot, and their families--- <BR> But there were still 14 of us, and we celebrated being together. <BR> Everyone made it home , even though it was freezing rain falling. <BR> This year it feels so good that we are healthy--and happy. <BR> Himself is down i... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:14:17 EST Nearly here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837838 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1200037036.jpg"> <BR> Merry Christmas Sparkly People--I sure couldn't do this without y'all! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1022410164.jpg"> <BR> IT"S HERE! <BR> WE MADE IT!!!! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1071072178.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696540692.jpg"> <BR> All of my livestock-------Himself-(who is STILL eating his mamm... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:29:47 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837256 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:49 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837255 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:49 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837254 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:45 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837253 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:43 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:42 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837251 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:42 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327092518.jpg"> <BR> ...sending hugs out to y'all---- <BR> wishing you peace-----a happy holiday-----and hoping you Spark as if yer life depends on it--because-- <BR> IT DOES!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:40 EST A Wee Blog-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837249 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997850805.jpg"> <BR> ....my firm belief----keep moving---- <BR> Yesterday I got my 10,000 steps in----mostly on the Dreadmill -- <BR> It's icey outside-----so it had to be indoor exercise--- <BR> Getting that many steps in, isn't easy---'specially this time of year! <BR> It takes planning--- <BR> So hugs to y'all----Stay strong----and love yer ""Dear Ones"! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116773551.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:34 EST A Wee Blog-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837248 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997850805.jpg"> <BR> ....my firm belief----keep moving---- <BR> Yesterday I got my 10,000 steps in----mostly on the Dreadmill -- <BR> It's icey outside-----so it had to be indoor exercise--- <BR> Getting that many steps in, isn't easy---'specially this time of year! <BR> It takes planning--- <BR> So hugs to y'all----Stay strong----and love yer ""Dear Ones"! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116773551.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:34 EST A Wee Blog-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837247 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997850805.jpg"> <BR> ....my firm belief----keep moving---- <BR> Yesterday I got my 10,000 steps in----mostly on the Dreadmill -- <BR> It's icey outside-----so it had to be indoor exercise--- <BR> Getting that many steps in, isn't easy---'specially this time of year! <BR> It takes planning--- <BR> So hugs to y'all----Stay strong----and love yer ""Dear Ones"! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116773551.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:34 EST A Wee Blog-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837246 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997850805.jpg"> <BR> ....my firm belief----keep moving---- <BR> Yesterday I got my 10,000 steps in----mostly on the Dreadmill -- <BR> It's icey outside-----so it had to be indoor exercise--- <BR> Getting that many steps in, isn't easy---'specially this time of year! <BR> It takes planning--- <BR> So hugs to y'all----Stay strong----and love yer ""Dear Ones"! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116773551.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:52:34 EST