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/ Stress free memories when I was thin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189267 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77dd5058-b8d6-428a-89b4-e6caa1f5a535.jpg"> <BR> --peaceful----- <BR> This is a view from the dock----the place where I go to relax-forget about the world--- <BR> Yesterday, I was swarmed with Horse Flies down there-had to literally run up to the house--- <BR> First we had the Blackfly---then the mosquito----the Deer Fly----and now that enormous horse fly--- <BR> They should be gone in another week----hopefully! <BR> <BR> I grew up in Southern ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:58:08 EST The bugs and the Bears! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188703 The Germans (as in dogs) have had their walk---- <BR> I walk each separately as Beau is so strong--- <BR> He has turned into a pretty good walker now--until a car passes us----then it's all I can do to hold him from jumping at that car and chasing it -- <BR> --I figure that must be my weight training each day! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5de3ef8-5f95-49ed-ac5e-375c8a1ae70c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day--journaling really does keep one from going over th... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:40:48 EST almost at Onederland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188084 202-----This morning I weigh 202! <BR> I am only 2 pounds away from ONEDERLAND! <BR> Lord love a Duck!----It's hard to believe! <BR> <BR> So much has changed in my eating habits--- <BR> It has only taken 567 years to get to this point!-- <BR> --I think what motivated me so much, is typing my himself's charts--seeing the health problems connected to be overweight-- <BR> But--(that big "butt")--I'm not there yet---- <BR> I must get offa here and keep working at it! <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:58:43 EST A New Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187420 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5106a215-89c2-466a-abce-45c27231c055.JPG"> <BR> The docks are out----the play equipment is ready to go-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bd2693c-36da-4a04-b5bf-8300d6d98f54.JPG"> <BR> Beau loves the afternoons at the dock-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0eb2fd4-eef2-422c-aab4-53f0d9640125.JPG"> <BR> So does Tess--- <BR> There are very few bugs at the dock--the wind I guess! <BR> It takes a good mo... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:14:15 EST Beast mode on-AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186768 I'm back to giving it the ol' push to-day-- <BR> -that means-----a stricter routine--journaling--watching portions--and exercise! <BR> You see, since Father's Day----and our trip to McDonalds-----AND------a slip of the mouth---- <BR> -which means , eating a few of Himself's fries,-it has been difficult to keep the portions under control!---- <BR> I am 3 pounds away from Onederland---- <BR> Here I go AGAIN----- <BR> Determination-----get out the salmom----and the tuna--- <BR> Lord love a Duck!... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:12:51 EST Power-Bugs and swimming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee122079-96cf-4a77-a747-bd45e0d1c2ad.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday morning, the power flicked off--then on--then off--then came back on, with a funny glow--- Half power--- <BR> I knew that was bad for appliances in the home---I could hear them struggling--- <BR> We finally got the bright idea, to throw the main switch in the basement---shut everything off- <BR> We are on a well, with a pump, out here in the boonies, and that was our main concern---not t... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:02:33 EST No Power this AM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185712 Well, the power is on now--went off around 8am---just came back on-- <BR> Himself and I are running around here making sure that all is running well--freezers--friges---TV's----computers<BR>------ <BR> One forgets just how dependent we are on electricity 'till it goes! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/582238a4-f360-4be5-8329-fdd4faa43aa8.jpg"> <BR> Happy Father's Day to all the Dads ---- <BR> They really are special! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:44:11 EST Drivin' on Fumes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185076 Our small town, has 2 gas stations--- <BR> But (the big "butt")----one is now closed as they are putting in larger tanks--- <BR> So, that means, only one station operating, for the next 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> Last evening, on the way home from dinner at son#1's restaurant, we pulled in to get gasoline, at that one remaining station. <BR> A girl came over and announced that they had shut down. <BR> I couldn't believe it! <BR> They said a computer had broken, and they couldn't keep up with the de... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:04:39 EST Germans to the groomer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184466 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9357d8c7-2b5f-49fc-9c6f-742aa15893db.JPG"> <BR> These Germans (as in dogs) are heading to the groomers to-day--- <BR> It's a wee drive into town--- <BR> Hopefully Beau will behave---not vomit--nor piddle , when he arrives--- <BR> It's a challenge to get them there ---- <BR> Here we go!-- Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:32:04 EST Maybe I should be a Pirate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183902 Thank-you , all of you, who cheered me up yesterday- <BR> I was in the "Doldrums"----- <BR> I wanted to eat---everything---- <BR> <BR> But---(that big "butt" again!)---- <BR> -I didn't----- <BR> And you know what?----To-day----I LOST ANOTHER POUND! <em>244</em> <BR> To-day I weigh 203----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!----It is unbelievable! <BR> <BR> Onederland is just over there---- <BR> It's agony trying to get there ----planning the meals----no fast foods----lotza fish and chicken---guzzlin... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:58:17 EST Woe is me--sob sob! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183276 There are changes ---drastic changes---in my life! <BR> I'm talking about my eating patterns. <BR> <BR> It began with Spark--- <BR> No more diet beverages----except water -- <BR> (and I used to consume at least 6 Diet cokes per day) <BR> No eating after supper (unless it fits into my calorie (or point) count! <BR> ---(so I usually just go to bed)---- <BR> --because, sitting in that chair in front of the TV , the voices from the frig call me---- <BR> <BR> Breakfast now has no bread---an eg... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:43:41 EST The brain cells love a walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182570 It's amazing how the aches and pains come and go! <BR> Since I began to walk a longer distance, the top of both feet have been so sore- <BR> This morning they felt OK----and I walked farther--- <BR> Over the weekend, I cut my distance down a wee bit--- <BR> It takes time for the ol' body to adjust to change I guess! <BR> <BR> I was almost the only person out on the highway this A.M.----not even any animals! <BR> Very few people , walk in this area--at any time of day---too bad ! <BR> <im... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:31:09 EST Think Positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b15a8cc-a9aa-4d65-9a15-785b207a070f.jpg"> <BR> To-day is a great day---- <BR> Rhubarb to stew-----maybe a blueberry cake---- <BR> ---the house to get back to normal after a Herd of Grandchildren were here yesterday--WITH their dogs--- <BR> --the laundry has been done-- <BR> --the Germans (as in dogs )-walked - <BR> <BR> Over the weekend , a great accomplishment, Sunday, was to turn my back on the pizza--and hot dogs---- whip out a wee sal... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:30:17 EST I wanna be thin-ner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181325 Going out to eat, when you are trying to lose the fat, causes my head to spin--- <BR> That's because all I hear inside my head are voices-- <BR> ----telling me that I could eat whatever I wanted---- <BR> ----it would only be this once---- <BR> --the lady at the next table has a full plate of fries---AND a cocktail---- <BR> ----but (that big "butt")--look at the size of her! <BR> <BR> I'm getting better at it though-- <BR> I try to order some kind of seafood --or a small piece of beef--- <... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:27:27 EST A little bit of Heaven yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0835e24f-f7df-443d-9d7e-02730abf314a.jpg"> <BR> This always gets to me-----makes me laugh--- gets me to stop worrying -- <BR> I do worry about everything----all the time! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, the finishing touches were done by son#4, on the dock--a new step connecting the floating docks to the stationary one---new clamps so the floating docks can move with the water---the windsock put up--the flower pots carried down---as well as the chairs--... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:49:11 EST M.S breakthru-maybe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180142 Every morning , I listen to CBC radio --- <BR> This morning they were talking about results from a new Canadian study published in a Medical Journal--- <BR> It was on M.S. <BR> They told of Canada having the highest number of M.S patients in the world! <BR> I never knew that! <BR> <BR> Anyway, Drs here have found a new way to rid a person's body of M..S-- <BR> They use Chemotherapy to destroy the patient's immune cells, which destroys the M.S cells---then use stem cells from that person's ... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:50:25 EST To-day is a "YES" day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179537 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9fc5c02-1514-46f1-b7c0-b63f7f75faab.jpg"> <BR> THIS --is a Yes day---- <BR> "Yes" days are the best! <BR> <BR> They are the sorta days that you just know everything is going right! <BR> --like when you get yer walk in---- <BR> ---like when you walk the big German,who jumps at cars , out of fear, and this day , you are prepared and you hold him back! <BR> ---and when you return from that walk, himself has yer egg cooked-!- <BR> --and you have... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:05:59 EST Good news---No Swearing---or anything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178861 204----- I weigh 204 ----- <BR> --almost----('fraid to say it too loud!)-----almost--at Onederland! <BR> --no cream in my coffee---very little bread---lotza protein---and fruits and veggies! <BR> I love all the stuff I'm doing without---but-(that big "butt")---- <BR> I'm doing it---a meal at a time! <BR> <BR> Last evening, while typing himself's charts (as he dictates)---in walked son#3, the Policeman, with his 2 dogs----plus his 2 girls. <BR> So, we were ALL up in the study----dogs-kids--an... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:36:06 EST Just carry on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178193 It's just after 9am--- <BR> So far to-day, I have had my walk, stretched the ol' back--walked both Germans (as in dogs) -separately, put the wash in--then out--- <BR> It's just after 9am and the cleaning Lady--"ME"--will be here soon--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday was sorta a weird day---- <BR> As I told you, Spark People do not like any profanity on here--- <BR> I had posted a picture with the word, S__T----- twice---- <BR> So, that won't happen again-- <BR> Good thing, "'Lord Love A Duck" i... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:24:13 EST Crazy thoughts on a rainy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177455 There is not much on TV these days. <BR> In fact, most nights now, I don't even bother to turn it on. <BR> This might be why the weight is falling away from the ol' body. <BR> Because, when I sit in that easy chair, with the TV blaring forth, in the evenings, kinda in an exhausted trance, almost all the commercials are about food----foods saturated in fats---foods that might have one calling for a take-out---- <BR> <BR> <BR> Around noon, when Himself appears for lunch and the TV goes on aga... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:18:34 EST Even a bear might find me too thin!--as if eh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176756 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d8e9407-150e-4580-a0a9-39dbc1709a1b.JPG"> <BR> It's a rainy day here--- <BR> I love it!------ <BR> This is a picture of my garden--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b784a4b1-15a6-4cbe-a226-af1bf549fbd8.JPG"> <BR> -another flower bed ---and you can see my vine climbing the Maple tree! <BR> It looks like we live in the jungle! <BR> <BR> You see, we live far north----which means that we get more daylight hours in the summe... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 07:51:09 EST Watch for Gorillas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176236 My weight is DOWN AGAIN! <BR> --just 5 pounds to----- <BR> ------ONEDERLAND! <BR> UNBELIEVABLE! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3a10023-23cf-4b9a-8fa3-115a962c3f29.gif"> <BR> <BR> You see, I have become Himself's typist--online! <BR> He dictates his charts, to me----- <BR> It is an eye opener for me----me, who never goes to a Doctor-- <BR> Most of his patients are not overweight--the ones who are, usually have diabetes---and/or high blood pressure-- <BR> It certainly... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 08:35:58 EST The "Clapper" and closer to--ONEDERLAND! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175616 Sometimes I see a wee something, and stash it away , for Christmas giving. <BR> That's when I have extra cash--- <BR> Yesterday I did just that---- <BR> And when I tried to put it in my gift giving drawer, out fell about 500 "Clappers"! <BR> You see, our grown children think, because we are "of that age"--(I mean old!)---that we might like to just sit in that chair and clap our way through the day--- <BR> I've never opened the "clapper" box, but I figure , maybe one clap turns on a light----... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 08:02:32 EST Weight loss is tough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174991 To-day was weigh-in day---- <BR> --DOWN--1.2 lbs----- <BR> Lord love a Duck! I could eat that back in an hour---- <BR> But, as Himself said---"Well, at least it's "DOWN"---- <BR> I'll take it---- <BR> It's tough--this "losing weight" stuff! <BR> <BR> On the home front, the Sheeny man-(and his helper) trucked 4 loads of old decayed wood to the dump--- <BR> I paid their Dump fees--plus them, and $400 later, we are free of the piles of old wood from the old fence, plus shed. <BR> So to-day I ... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 08:39:22 EST Downsizing does make me grouchy!- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174264 I did get up at 5-30am---- <BR> -was up the highway by 5-50am--home by 6-30am to walk the Germans. <BR> And did I love that walk?---- <BR> Lord love a Duck------"NO!"----- <BR> But--(the big "butt" AGAIN!)--I'm glad I did it now! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7cea5620-8f5a-4651-bfdd-beee49613946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You see, here in the Northland, one can't go outside at the present time, without being besieged by blackflies, and mosquitoes--- <BR> I wear a cap, with netti... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:32:37 EST The "Sheeny Man" a-cometh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173609 We had new fencing put up (by son#4)--- <BR> It was done over the past 4 weekends--- <BR> Also the basement deck, going out into the dog pen, fencing , needed replacing- <BR> Son #4 did this too----adding Geoloshes (They look like wooden blinds)-- <BR> You see, Himself, being Jamaican, for years, put up large tarps to keep the snow away from that patio--- (In Jamaica, anything will do, in the way of construction)-- <BR> Of course, son#4 does not work, out of the goodness of his heart--- <BR>... Tue, 31 May 2016 08:36:32 EST I'm back--------Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173223 Hi Sparkly people! --It's me!!!!-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bada6877-2dab-4162-8371-66a77841b0d5.jpg"> <BR> I received a call this afternoon from a very dear friend who I met on Spark People--- <BR> I was so happy--- a Mr Fishguts----LOL <BR> He lives in Wisconsin--and took the time to call "ME"---- <BR> It made me realize how much I do miss all you Sparkly people--- <BR> So, just for the summer I will try to sorta --well---kinda---- Spark------maybe not eve... Mon, 30 May 2016 17:43:59 EST Leaving Spark People for now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168060 Hi my dear Spark Friends--- <BR> This morning, I was up at 5-30am--- out walking up the highway by 6am--- I absolutely loved it! I had my walkman on--the birds were singing---- I returned home (7000) steps later--grabbed the Germans and walked them , before the bugs! <BR> This is the time that I usually "Spark"--- <BR> I have decided to forego the Sparking, at least for the summer----a big reason being, that I don't have a lot of time in the morning sit and figure out what they throw at me-... Sun, 22 May 2016 10:17:29 EST I need to read yer blogs to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167364 It's a sunny Saturday---the beginning of a Holiday weekend. <BR> I will get a few plants and begin to prepare the vegetable garden to-day. <BR> Of course all this must be done in the infamous bug suit! <BR> Hopefully the docks can go out this weekend! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3a0bbc7-9a63-4d4d-8751-9b15a3b5e45e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not a good Spark day--- <BR> To-day will be better---"MIND OVER WHAT GOES IN THE MOUTH"! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Sat, 21 May 2016 07:46:23 EST Chattin' it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166767 This is Day #2 of the new change to the home page--- <BR> I see that most of us don't like it---some do though--- <BR> I guess it's a "time element" for me-- <BR> ---plus, I would've very much liked to have had an explanation first-- <BR> Anyway, I thank you all for your comments--- and I shall try to get the back ground colour on my page changed ---get the black offa there! <BR> <BR> On the home front here, the Germans were at the groomers yesterday afternoon. <BR> Himself actually got t... Fri, 20 May 2016 07:49:34 EST New Home Page too confusing-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166085 -This new way to display the home page is VERY confusing! <BR> It worked well before---- <BR> Why on earth have they changed it?--- <BR> <BR> I allow myself about 30 minutes each morning to Spark--- <BR> But trying to figure out the new homepage stuff has taken more time and I still can't see how to change the colour of my homepage---AND display the banner--- <BR> So, I'm offa here----- but---if any of you are better at this than me---could you please help me--- <BR> <BR> I'm gone to wal... Thu, 19 May 2016 07:39:15 EST jess thoughts- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165371 My piano sounds sweet. --(as my Granddaughter says) <BR> You see, yesterday the Piano Tuner came-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72ee82ea-4f9d-45b6-a9c4-75ce5169c3ac.JPG"> <BR> Here he is testing the sound after tuning- <BR> <BR> The piano sounds very melodious after he leaves---tinkles---- <BR> Playing the piano is relaxing--both for me--and the Germans , (as in dogs) who always fall asleep beside me- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99df3bba-07... Wed, 18 May 2016 07:22:55 EST Ask not for whom the Bell Toles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164642 Have you ever thought of how much we rely on machines? <BR> And when they stop, or send out an alarm to tell us to do something to some crucial part of our house,--- all chaos breaks out- <BR> At least that's what happened here last evening! <BR> <BR> Our water system has an alarm on it--a signal to change the UV light and sleeve----It goes off once a year and never fails to send himself (and me)---into panic mode-- <BR> Some year this just might split up our 50 year marriage! <BR> <BR> Yo... Tue, 17 May 2016 07:28:42 EST I wish I were a Princess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163918 The most important thing in my life to-day <BR> --is to take care of "Me"!---- <BR> Lord love a Duck----the question is, how to do this with chores galore -- <BR> <BR> You see, I am the cleaning Lady---the financial officer ----the gardener-- the dog keeper---the meal planner-----sometimes the cook- ---and the Grandmother- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddbd49db-fe51-499f-a9e0-22aed8b21891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone of those titles come with all sorts of problems---- ... Mon, 16 May 2016 07:53:46 EST Ya gotta love to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163246 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b42d9b64-5f9b-47b4-8519-2d5a47ac8180.jpg"> <BR> There is something special about Sundays--- <BR> In this house, the routine is lax---- <BR> Everything happens a tad later-- <BR> Himself cooks Steel cut oats for breakfast-- <BR> I can walk a bit farther---- <BR> Himself will BBQ (hopefully!) <BR> The Grandchildren probably will appear for a visit---as well as son#3, the Policeman might drop in at lunchtime. <BR> Hopefully I will get a wee nap--... Sun, 15 May 2016 07:46:10 EST Trivial Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162612 I've been on here forever this morning, --playing "Trivia"-- <BR> --well, answering questions--- <BR> <BR> You all know, that one must get 3 correct answers to play the game. <BR> Some days--like this morning, it took forever for me to score the winning three--and I'm a nurse--- (I really don't know what that has to do with it!) <BR> <BR> I enjoy doing the "Trivia" thing though--- <BR> I feel as if I am learning about the body--stuff I never realized! <BR> Sometimes I shout downstairs to h... Sat, 14 May 2016 07:40:18 EST A whole lot of chaos going on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161991 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4f1473f-f196-4632-abe8-10067817c5a4.JPG"> <BR> Here care son#1, #3 and #4. <BR> We all were at Son#1's Birthday. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/467caefc-ceb2-4825-bcdb-22dfdfb52809.JPG"> <BR> It really was a lot of fun--lotza Grandchildren! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22c2e055-b5c8-4df2-9454-af529f22c1de.JPG"> <BR> Driving there, I looked at my thumb, which was swollen--for reasons unknown. <BR>... Fri, 13 May 2016 07:50:49 EST A Hurried, short message- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161317 There is a lot of --"No----no no--stop it" while I blog--- <BR> --from me--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69a6d9f6-fe00-49b4-8419-57efc04a2aac.JPG"> <BR> The 2 Germans, as in dogs, waiting for their walk, wrestle here beside me-- <BR> It's always a rush to get them outside , on the back road - <BR> They love their walk. <BR> <BR> I'm usually the only person walking this time of day--- <BR> And it really is the best part of the day---lotza birds---the sun is out- <... Thu, 12 May 2016 07:37:45 EST Smile and just carry on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160626 Some of the construction in our home is nearly done! <BR> Greg the painter will be finished to-day--The "mudder is long gone---and some of the new fencing is already up! <BR> Construction leaves quite the mess, which is impossible to clean up as it progresses! <BR> <BR> Yesterday Himself could not find his car keys- <BR> It was pure chaos--- <BR> Once again the rant was, "I know you threw them out"--(as if eh?)--- <BR> <BR> You see, I've learned over the years to completely disregard th... Wed, 11 May 2016 07:34:38 EST Tough Sparking a new Season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159903 "The only drink we will need is water" <BR> I need to paste that in front of my face everyday! <BR> For the most part, I try to stick to that--- <BR> <BR> But lately , going into the garden, dressed like I live in the jungle--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce426dda-9656-4380-8a51-a8d83685d62f.jpg"> <BR> -The extreme heat of the bug suit ---and working in the sun, makes me so thirsty! <BR> It also sends flashes of ice cold carbonated beverages to my brain--- <BR> <B... Tue, 10 May 2016 07:35:11 EST Just for one day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159187 It's Monday--- <BR> It's sunny---- <BR> a new day---- <BR> To-day I shall try to only have positive thoughts--- <BR> <BR> ---eat less----eat healthy-----stay in my caloric range-- <BR> ---exercise------ <BR> ----smile and be happy----- <BR> oh------and drink water---- <BR> Surely to goodness I can do this to-day---- <BR> --for one day----- <BR> maybe eat more lettuce--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/420df7b5-9020-4ac4-92ed-1b66bdd13d8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 May 2016 07:28:37 EST Like Mother--like me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b936b701-b385-4384-a6f5-b97183335c83.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck!- <BR> Being a Mom is hard! <BR> I've tried to write this blog--- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot called twice--- <BR> Daughter in Ohio just called--- <BR> --then the door----The Germans were barking-----We never answer the door--Who would be coming out here in the middle of nowhere to our door?--- <BR> Finally I heard the door open--and in walked son#1------with a solar gift for ... Sun, 8 May 2016 08:28:10 EST Gold in them thar hills-! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158051 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2222113-e530-491e-92e8-3deaae24200f.jpg"> <BR> I was listening to CBC radio this morning--- <BR> A Chinese Lady was talking about "Mother's Day"----and Birthdays, in the Chinese culture. <BR> Immediately my ears perked up, himself being Chinese--- <BR> This Chinese person, said --(NOW GET THIS!)---- in her culture, her Mom expects a gift of money on Mother's Day---AND-----(This is the best part!)--even the Lady who was speaking---EVEN ON HER... Sat, 7 May 2016 07:41:21 EST Talking to myself a lot now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157435 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07700442-bd3d-441c-bda6-97925a9499b7.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck----It isn't easy! <BR> I have fought off the munchies now , after supper--- <BR> That took about 4 years! <BR> <BR> Now McDonald's serve cold coffee with ice cream in it--- <BR> And I drive by there almost everyday---and that horrid voice inside me, seems to shout at me to stop--- <BR> --but----I haven't------ <BR> <BR> And if you pass me in the new grocery store, and see me mut... Fri, 6 May 2016 07:46:17 EST Fort McMurray on Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156740 Fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada! <BR> That is where the "tar sands" are---where they get oil. <BR> 80,000 people have been evacuated from there---in some fashion. <BR> There is only one road to get there-- <BR> There was grid lock along that highway---people ran out of gas, trying to go South to Edmonton. <BR> I can't imagine the panic----I can't imagine losing a whole city <BR> <BR> And my biggest problem to-day is "trying to shut my mouth"-and keep the calories down, -- trying... Thu, 5 May 2016 07:25:58 EST Mind over all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156054 Yesterday I raked---ran in and out of town several times--- was "a gopher"--- <BR> ----gopher this----gopher wire for "the fence people"--- <BR> This morning I have mosquito bites all up my arms-- <em>40</em> <BR> Here in the north, the black flies are hovering----and the sneaky mosquitoes are here--- <BR> And we still have a pile of snow in the back yard! <BR> <BR> Himself saw a Bear crossing the highway yesterday--- <BR> The ""mud" man, passed a moose on same highway-- <BR> The Wildlife... Wed, 4 May 2016 07:27:31 EST Construction zone in this house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155358 Our house is a construction zone right now-inside--and out- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebd8b966-789d-4c06-8c04-7de3c516155c.jpg"> <BR> Ask me if I'm frazzled---- <BR> I didn't even get to respond to comments on Spark---or read blogs-!!! <BR> <BR> You see, when "Stan the Man" came , like 2 yrs ago!---to fix water pipes, he left us with holes in the ceilings---- <BR> We FINALLY hired a "mudder"----and a painter eventually----They arrive by 9am--- <BR> <BR> And... Tue, 3 May 2016 07:45:46 EST The Sunday Dog!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154527 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02f7855a-b3cc-4bb1-be14-9e6c2ca865c4.jpg"> <BR> -My day began very well yesterday---Spark-wise! <BR> I journaled--exercised------basically did everything right- <BR> However, just before lunch, son#4 arrived with his 2 children--- <BR> -----and--out came-------"the hot dogs"----with chips--fruit----- <BR> --the most dread of all--for me!-- <BR> <BR> I limited myself to one hot dog --WITH 1 roll----- <em>39</em> <BR> ---then---I did "the wal... Mon, 2 May 2016 07:25:40 EST Dancing around the May Pole! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153844 Hurrah, hurrah , the first of May--- <BR> Outdoor "necking" starts to-day-- <BR> Laughing away, we used to chant that, when in high school! <BR> --I don't remember it ever happening tho--- <BR> <BR> Another song , we used to chant on May 1st, was, "We'll dance around the May Pole"----and we'd watch young girls in white dresses, and white streamers , pulling them around a decorated pole-- <BR> I don't remember ever doing that either, but, always thought it would be fun! <BR> <BR> To-day o... Sun, 1 May 2016 08:08:54 EST My Favourite day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/659b1323-f299-48df-ac46-cc99a45425a2.JPG"> <BR> THE LAKE IS OPEN----- <BR> HURRAHHHHhhhhh------------ <BR> <BR> The Robins are here---- (no geese yet!)---rain is coming to-morrow--- <BR> The grass will get green--- <BR> The dog is neutered-- Himself's tax receipts are off to the accountant--- <BR> ------but------ <BR> <BR> Is the body ready?- <BR> NO---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1bf5cc6-089b-4c1b-8977-03b0a927df... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:52:39 EST