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/ Just some thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222977 I asked our daughter, yesterday, how she made out with her son at noon time-- <BR> He is in Grade One---and this year he is supposed to stay there all day--- <BR> He had asked her to meet him for lunch---He misses not being home--- <BR> <BR> "So what did YOU eat at the school?" I asked her. <BR> She replied that she didn't have time to eat anything--that she spent the 25 minutes (which is what these children get for lunch)- opening salad dressing packs--- <BR> She told me that in the scho... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:31:38 EST Beau is joining SPARK DOGS!---(but I'm crying) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222422 I made a horrible decision to-day--- <BR> --and I'm still crying over it! <em>46</em> --a lot! <BR> --you see, Beau, the German Shepherd with the irregular heart beat, was supposed to have several tests for his heart done, this Thursday---- <BR> All this would've been done, at our vet's--3 hrs up the highway-- <BR> <BR> I have decided (and really ----what do I know?)---not to get these tests done- <BR> The trip itself would've stressed him out-- <BR> --then there is the anaesthetic----- ... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:52:10 EST The Hired Girl and chocolate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221849 - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c723bc0-4371-40a3-a4b5-0c870fc8a450.jpg"> <BR> I love to read! <BR> Presently I am reading a book called, "The Hired Girl". <BR> It is by Laura Amy Achlitz--- <BR> <BR> I mostly read before I go to sleep, at night. <BR> This book has such interesting parts--funny parts, that I sometimes read a bit of them out loud to himself--and--if he hears me, we both chuckle . <BR> This book is written in the first person---- <BR> It is 1911----and a yo... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:30:28 EST Lord loves an organized Duck--I think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221367 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fab30ba8-5640-4196-add5-cc712b531c3b.jpg"> <BR> This Mother Duck looks organized--- <BR> She has all " her ducklings in a row"---so to speak! <BR> <BR> I was out at the solar dryer, looked down to the lake, and there were ducklings everywhere- <BR> When I looked closer (like with my glasses!)--- there was a Mom Duck there too-- <BR> They were all upside down, diving for some kind of food-- <BR> Then---Ms. Mom Duck must've "given the word"----a... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:32:45 EST Gramma's not feeling the "oldness"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220803 I hear my Grandchildren calling me-- <BR> "'Grandma--Grandma-"-----and answering to "Grandma" is like music to my ears--- <BR> Some of my friends are called ""Grandy"----- <BR> I always thought that sounded pretty neat. <BR> My Mom was "Nanny" to her Grandchildren--- <BR> I used to dream up cool names for my Grandchildren to call me--- <BR> But as each Grandchild appeared, ""Gramma"" was okay with me! <BR> <BR> It does kinda shake me up however, that I am a Gramma--- <BR> How can that be? <... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:12:40 EST Being in the front row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220181 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c65ee8c1-83ac-4fdc-82dc-06d422851fea.JPG"> <BR> We went to Son#3's daughter's 9th Birthday last night. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/361436b6-7d58-4e8e-93e1-f1bcbea3f00c.JPG"> <BR> Of course lotza Grandchildren were there--- <BR> ---as well as--pizza-----cake---homemade fresh fries--- <BR> <BR> It's a dilemma in the eating department, at these events, for me--- <BR> I did plan it in my head , beforehand however, which ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:30:06 EST Doctors have it rough at home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219516 Himself thinks he can never do anything wrong---nor can he find anything on his own! <BR> It stems from being a Doctor---- <BR> You see, in his office, whatever he asks for, is handed to him----by a nurse. <BR> This means, he never has to search for.....ANYTHING! <BR> --AND HE EXPECTS THIS TO HAPPEN AT HOME! <BR> <BR> This morning, I staggered into the kitchen, in my slippers, with my eyes half open, after putting the laundry in the washer---opening up curtains on 3 levels, changing dog ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:22:29 EST Just be Thankful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218868 I'm in the land of the "ONE" --as Onekidsmom said! <BR> I don't look any different---My head is a tad swollen from all the Sparkly people congratulating me-----I realize that there is still a lot of work ahead of me , to stay in the land of the "one"---and to reach a lower goal--- <BR> It is very scarey! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/038d40df-de88-411d-b402-160d80b005ec.gif"> <BR> I need more energy! <BR> <BR> On the home front, last Sunday was perfect bedlam here---G... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:16:19 EST I made it--ONE-Der-LAND! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218226 --I weigh 199.5 this morning- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/780bdfb0-d563-4db5-817b-be9e2702fb1a.JPG"> <BR> My Himself took my picture---- <BR> I FINALLY did it!---- <BR> It has taken me years of Spark to get below the 200 mark-- <BR> ---the whole summer of watching the scale hover around the 200 mark---- <BR> <BR> Funny how one thinks that I will look like the runners in the Olympics with their tiny wee bodies--I was disappointed with my picture!---- <BR> But------... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:13:42 EST They arrive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217753 It's Sunday-----no Grandchildren out here yet--so, I've been able to get a lot done---- <BR> Well, the "washer woman" was here (that's me!)---- the vacuum Lady came (me too!)---the dog walking lady---(me again!)--- <BR> It's a lot cooler----- the humidity has gone down---- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> Here come a Herd of Grand Kids--- <BR> --son #4 is pulling into the drive---- <BR> Another typical Sunday -! <BR> I'll blog later---- Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:14:00 EST Looking for Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217166 To-day is a new day--- <BR> I shall not worry--- <BR> (---as if eh?)----- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e295df8-88d8-4650-9cf7-16223bb29296.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To-day on Spark Premium, the coach spoke of making a vision collage. <BR> He said that its easy to set goals but its hard to follow through-- <BR> And if I should make a collage of images and words--stuff that inspires me to stick to my goals----it would help me reach Onederland---remind you of yer pledge ---re... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:20:29 EST Poor Beau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216657 I am in a tizzy---- <BR> It was terribly hot and humid yesterday--- <BR> I took the Germans , as in dogs, to the lake around 4pm--- <BR> I usually do that--stay there on the dock , in the shade for an hour--- <BR> They play in the lake--then run up to the house to see Himself who is out watering flowers-- <BR> This goes on for an hour--up and down--- <BR> <BR> It was so hot----like------SO hot! <BR> When I came up, Beau the German Shepherd with the Heart trouble was panting very hard---muc... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:49:10 EST Reaching Deep for that fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216025 A lady once said to me, "Your fat must be really deep"---- <BR> I remember looking at her funny--(-Is that good or bad?) <BR> <BR> You see, I was at a "standstill" in my weight loss--something like now-- <BR> Perhaps she was thinking it would take years to draw it out! <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> <BR> I'm about at that same place--I've sat at the 200 mark for 3 weeks--- <BR> Last evening, I decided that from to-day on, the alarm would be set and I'd "hit the highway"--shake up that deep f... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:00:23 EST Onederland--almost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215400 My weight this morning is 200.0 <BR> -so close to ONEDERLAND---- <BR> It's "the mind"----over the food---determination--- <BR> <BR> The pledge cards, spread all over my body, sure helped last evening, as I sat watching the Olympic swimming-- <BR> "I promise to make healthy and positive choices"-----and that means--ALL day---- <BR> ---even into the evening!---- <BR> <BR> Those were my thoughts in the easy chair----- <BR> Those thoughts chased the unplanned foods--foods calling me from the ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:30:53 EST Is yer Pledge ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214764 Sitting in an easy chair, watching the Olympics, after supper is deadly for me-- <BR> -the voices begin---my mind begins to go over what foods are out there in the kitchen--- <BR> <BR> Now, I have had supper---in fact, I felt like I had too much good food all day-- <BR> I have my water beside me---- <BR> I know the TV in the evening ---eating in front of it----was the hardest habit for me to break! <BR> -What a relief it was last evening, when the American swimmer finally swam and I could ge... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:17:06 EST I wanna be like LOLA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214188 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3642fed7-4fbd-4886-bf5a-dd1f2ed1b71d.jpg"> <BR> This is Lola--son #3's doggie-- <BR> She has attitude---Big Beau is afraid of little Lola! <BR> Grand Daughter came to the dock with son#3-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc5a8ffb-a2b6-479c-ba14-e969af222d35.JPG"> <BR> While on the dock, a plane landed--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b973dc3-9eb1-43d4-9970-f79f065ba462.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I was raised... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:59:50 EST To-day I shall go LEFT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213646 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c068c411-0ddb-4287-b5c9-bfbb8a0204bc.jpg"> <BR> --I always start the day with a great attitude-- <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Somewhere between when this attitude starts---and mid afternoon---there is some food that gets in my way----not a bad food--just too much of an unplanned something-- <BR> To-day I will not allow that--- <BR> (you might think that for one day--ONE DAY-----I could keep my calories under control) <BR> <BR> -Steel... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 10:10:49 EST Doncha jess wish? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a179c7a-8675-465f-ab74-5a23d96d04fb.gif"> <BR> I love this cartoon-- It was on the "funnies" section of Spark Premium-- <BR> --and it is so true! <BR> The humidity is lower here this A.M--- I'm a-lovin' it! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b489245-42c1-4d8e-afda-157b68769cf3.JPG"> <BR> The Germans (as in dogs) have been walked---- <BR> Here they were waiting to go outside-- <BR> Himself is ------VACUUMING----Lord love ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:04:59 EST on all the other days--"We will not" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212655 Yesterday is "done and gone"---- <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <BR> (-isn't that a song title?--) <BR> <BR> I could tell you about Himself with his stethoscope, listening to Beau's (the german Shepherd's)-heart--- <BR> I came up from the lake to see him doing this-- <BR> "Come here", he said---"-I want you to hear this"--- <BR> Himself, being a Doctor, could hear that Beau has a leaky valve in his heart, plus, an erratic beating heart---- <BR> --"So, what can we do?"--I a... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:35:44 EST -trying to turn my Spark into a flame! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212013 I read on Spark Premium, to give myself a positive pep talk----- <BR> --that I should not beat myself up for any indiscretions yesterday--(and there were some!)- <BR> --that I can be my own cheer leader! <BR> --Great inspiration---- <BR> <BR> To-day is a new day----I can get outside-- <BR> I CAN lift weights----- <BR> I can read success stories about weight losses of Sparkly people---motivators who are successfull!---- <BR> <BR> " The number of times you fall down is irrelevant. The number... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:33:04 EST lovin' Spark Premium! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211416 I just joined the Premium Spark---- <BR> --mainly because there are ""No Advertisements" <BR> I can't tell you how many times, I've tried to click on something concerning Spark, and hit the Ad that was designed for me to do just that--was put in a strategic place, knowing that I would click on it----It was frustrating--- <BR> It really is a pleasure to not have that anymore. <BR> Hopefully it really will be a one time payout--- <BR> <BR> It is so so hot already, this morning---Yesterday it w... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 08:49:12 EST Nourish the Soul! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210856 I read on Trivia that Pollen counts are highest between 5am and 10 am---- <BR> I never knew that--(so of course I got it wrong)-- <BR> <BR> I began again, to answer trivia questions a few weeks ago--- <BR> I used to answer them faithfully, everyday--- <BR> I must admit that there is a lot of good info on the "trivia"----stuff I didn't know--like Vit. C , Echinacea and Zinc , don't help a cold-- <BR> Of course I got that wrong too- <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great dock day here---very hot and... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:45:50 EST trying to be strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46d1ea8d-eee3-4df1-a683-877a9dbd13df.png"> <BR> It's Canada's Birthday to-day---- a Holiday for most people in Canada! <BR> When our daughter was home, (from Ohio) she loaded up on Aero Chocolate bars---Coffee Crisp bars---chips---and Canadian Bacon---- stuff she can't but in the U.S-.--funny how what you grew up with, reminds one of "family"! <BR> <BR> I have walked the Germans (as in dogs)----WITHOUT my bug hat----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:53:23 EST We want to stay here--Beau and I! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209670 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb96b39e-731b-4477-8440-9d28a47ffd64.JPG"> <BR> I took a few pictures at the dock yesterday--- <BR> It was a gorgeous sunny day--low humidity-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1dbd5069-6516-43d6-9bff-1a7ba68e059b.JPG"> <BR> The 2 Germans (as in dogs) came down with me--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b8035cd-de7c-41bd-b8fa-9cc172e97f9c.JPG"> <BR> Here is Tess---after her swim--- <BR> <img src="htt... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:09:44 EST You can't control everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209141 I walked both Germans this morning---- <BR> I have to walk to walk them separately -------Beau still jumps at vehicles--- <BR> It's difficult to control him! <BR> <BR> Son #2 the Air Canada Pilot has already called here twice- <BR> He is at home (his home) but--doesn't have enough going on in his life (me thinks)-----but--I bite my tongue! ---- Parents really always only have half a tongue! <BR> <BR> The wash is ready to hang on the Solar dryer--- <BR> And we have a beautiful day beginni... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:21:08 EST Another day to get it right-together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208635 This is a "'Civic Holiday " weekend -----coming up, in Canada. <BR> You see, every month, in Canada, in the summer, there is some weekend with an extra day off, tacked onto it--an extra day to enjoy the warm weather-- <BR> ----so August 1st, in Canada is a holiday---- <BR> Yeah!---- <BR> <BR> Last night I stayed up late---later than I usually do, to watch the end of the Democratic convention---History was made with a woman being a candidate for President of the U.S.--- <BR> -----finally!--- ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:30:36 EST Crazy reasons I'm not losing weight--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208053 The days are getting shorter---dark earlier in the evening-- <BR> I don't hear as many birds at 5am--- <BR> The world is just rolling by--- <BR> -and I still weigh 200 pounds--- <BR> --so close to Onederland- <BR> <BR> Crazy Reasons I'm still tittering on the edge--- <BR> #1. Himself was cranky yesterday so I ate more- <BR> #2. I've been watching too much TV in the evenings----near the L'indor chocolates <BR> #3 Water has not always been my drink of choice <BR> #4. Beau (the German -dog) ... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:40:10 EST Tess. thunder, and the need of a nap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207486 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcbf0e36-ff72-434e-9c49-f964bc17939a.jpg"> <BR> This was me in the night--- <BR> You see, thunder storms rolled through our area--- <BR> --then they rolled back through------and once again, they came back--- <BR> Tess the German (as in dog) cannot figure out why all the noise outside---- <BR> -so she comes to my side of the bed and tries to climb up--- <BR> -which himself is not happy about! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gui... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:42:34 EST The Herd has departed----and ..it's OK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206874 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94947774-3e8c-4fa9-8910-0c6a166f06ea.jpg"> <BR> --a great thing to keep in my head---paste it on my forehead--- <BR> This week--and next week, it's just himself and I--all the family are vacationing elsewhere-- <BR> It's O.K---- <BR> <BR> We are kinda enjoying our peace and quiet-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d538febf-ddd4-48f6-b341-70df94c64f00.jpg"> <BR> It's sorta like it used to be----way back when---- <BR> Well,... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:30:54 EST Oh I wish---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206298 My grown kids all have cell phones-- <BR> Their children do too--some of them-- <BR> They all text back and forth---face time---carry these wee computers around---use I PADS as cameras-- <BR> -so much technology! <BR> <BR> I remember my Grandfather had a huge black telephone in his front hall-- <BR> It was attached to the wall---and--he would crank it, and get an operator-- <BR> Her name was usually Mabel and he would chat with her for awhile---- <BR> It was usually a party line, and he was ... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:06:50 EST A difficult situation-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205749 Does a recovering "Food-aholic" (that's me!)---ever get over drooling over foods they used to eat? <BR> I mean, stuff that made them look like Bertha Blimp? <BR> Yesterday, I had to do a "chicken run"--to the new grocery store----the one which has a bakery --the one with all sorts of spectacular things to eat-- <BR> <BR> I purchased what I went for---but---- (the big "butt" again!)---right in front of the meat section, was a cooler----- (now get this!)-----FULL--OF ICE CREAM CAKES__---all ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:40:58 EST "Stuff" always can wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205263 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/241eb312-8e91-4362-b29e-b916e32b8cb4.png"> <BR> --a lot of stuff happens every day--- <BR> I mean.....stuff that could make you just give up trying to look lean and svelte---- <BR> <BR> The aging thing, right there, is enough to make us throw up our hands , put on that apron, (which we see in books, that all grandmas wear) and bake up a storm-- <BR> <BR> There are the feet that hurt from walking --trying to get to 10,000 steps- <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:22:20 EST At least for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204761 Beau and I ---the German (as in dog)-the Shepherd with the ""Flippant" heart beat---- <BR> We have made a pact----- <BR> We discussed this on our walk this morning-- <BR> We shall make every day--every moment count--- <BR> He has only me----and himself----- <BR> So we will pray that the good Lord sees fit to protect him from a heart which might stop--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f47704c-2f4c-4cdb-933e-e55fc8904bd2.JPG"> <BR> Life brings so many challenges--- <BR> ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:40:41 EST Life can be tough --if we allow it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204210 It's another extremely hot day here in the North--- <BR> Already the A/C is flying--- <BR> The Germans (as in dogs) are walked---- <BR> -the wash is out on the solar dryer--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19ec0fbd-1f34-471f-abf9-15dc6574b888.jpg"> <BR> My weight is hovering --around 200.0 (why won't it drop?) <BR> This day has begun---- <BR> ---WATER------Hydrate---- Be happy---- Try not to worry over Beau, the German Shepherd with the heart which skips a beat----- <BR... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:47:51 EST I think "I've Had it"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203608 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3adc54f-513b-412e-adc6-29b7b3772d91.gif"> <BR> I feel sad--- <BR> You see, we took Beau to the Vet yesterday for needles--- <BR> She found his heart skips a beat--for a lengthy period of time-- <em>46</em> <BR> I remember when he was neutered, the same vet telling me he had a bit of irregular heart beating---- <BR> She told me that heart problems are common in Shepherds- <BR> I never knew that--- <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So---poor Beau-- <... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:10:20 EST Onward to --Onederland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203032 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ca05b3a-a832-4296-a3fa-3c503d3a3e2a.png"> <BR> There has to be a concentrated effort to-day and to-morrow-----to get to Onederland! <BR> I am tittering on the edge-----200.0----- <BR> It was difficult with daughter here last week------ <BR> It is always difficult-- <BR> <BR> So, to-day thin thoughts---less worrying about the neighbour--fruit and vegetables---more fish and Kale---- move more-----watch the portions----drink more water---- <BR... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:09:30 EST The healthy fit daughter picked my Kale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202392 Our daughter left yesterday--- slept overnight halfway back to OHIO---- <BR> She gets home to-day--- <BR> So, this is day#2 without her children- <BR> It is quiet----but (the big "butt"!)---"quiet" seems good this morning--- <BR> <BR> She is a reg. Nurse--same as myself----went to University in Sudbury---got her degree---and then ventured out into the world, with her first job in Honolulu, Hawaii. <BR> When she graduated , she wrote her exams to work in the U.S.--- <BR> I was mortified that ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:51:40 EST The daughter leaves---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201872 Our daughter leaves to-day-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c1be666-31fa-4cda-9bc5-cd554dc5b472.JPG"> <BR> Here she is taking a thistle out of her son's hand--- <BR> We will miss them --a lot! <BR> She is the only one who completely understands my way of thinking---- <BR> She telephones when thoughts of her are drifting through my head- <BR> I always say, ""Must be mental telepathy"----and "I was just thinking of you"--- <BR> We are the same people it seems!--- <BR> <... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:53:41 EST Sad to see her go- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d39ed6dc-d4f3-45a9-8a5f-57aaeebf5bfe.JPG"> <BR> This is Himself and I--and a guy who happened to stop by our table last night-- <BR> We took Daughter out to son#1's restaurant--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38611e6a-f273-4aaf-91d1-c7285c60a264.JPG"> <BR> --mass chaos AGAIN!---- <BR> Daughter leaves tomorrow--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fcb9da0-04ad-4fe6-9aee-56edd25438f7.jpg"> <BR> -this wi... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:04:48 EST The Germans go to the groomer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200761 The Germans (as in dogs) are off to the groomers this morning--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ec41584-488d-4643-ab78-5c5b71be29e3.JPG"> <BR> They really need it---- going in the lake everyday makes them very "doggie"---- <BR> <BR> Our daughter leaves Sunday- <BR> It has been a wonderful visit--hectic but fun! <BR> <BR> I will try to blog later----Time to walk the Germans- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4de6bfd7-5d52-4ae3-b082-1ad48f26be88.J... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:30:57 EST justa 'bout at Onederland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200207 The ol' weight this morning is 200.0-- <BR> I am almost there----- <BR> --to Onederland!--- <BR> It has been a long long journey------ <BR> --a lot of "mind over the food--- <BR> --a lot of help from Sparkly people to keep me focused----- <BR> Maybe I will make it to-day-----I hope! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1942a62a-4aa2-4faf-a118-1e33771a9161.JPG"> <BR> (daughter is still here!)- Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:27:38 EST Too much technology! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8de521cd-8a7b-4e4d-b0c4-9c66fa96c2d5.jpg"> <BR> There is nothing much worse--- <BR> You turn on the computer-----and ----nothing---- <BR> ---terrible way to start the day! <BR> After turning off the bar with everything plugged into it----then turning it back on---it worked----This is the old -"hop-a-long" computer---- the rebuilt one---the one which is on it's last legs-the one which works on a 'wing and a prayer"! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I took p... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:51:02 EST Closing the mouth -and Mermaids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199095 It's a tad tough , this "losing weight", when you have Grandchildren and tons of visitors staying with you---- <BR> I think I'm doing it---- <BR> --well, maintaining the previous weight loss is good enough for me! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cefad654-7f73-4013-92cc-a3f72e0ee9ac.jpg"> <BR> I try to remember the above---'specially in the kitchen-----when around the Grandchildren----listening to what they tell me is so important----- <BR> It's another very hot day her... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:25:14 EST Stay strong for the Grand Kids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198541 There was lotza action at the dock yesterday-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b94b6e2c-5a14-451f-812c-6ece1a8ea4d0.JPG"> <BR> --daughter is here with her 2 little one-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/abf94290-0e5a-4e39-8bc2-a5653aba1963.JPG"> <BR> -a multitude of Grandchildren from this area came out--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ef3f76e-34cd-45b6-86dd-f602ea00d3e6.JPG"> <BR> They played on the watermat--and tubed- <BR>... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:03:07 EST Pure Bedlam here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197945 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bbfd355-50f8-421d-aab6-fbb821b5715e.jpg"> <BR> It's pure bedlam here-- <BR> Our Daughter arrived at 4pm yesterday---- <BR> -then son#3 and son#4 arrived 2 minutes later with their children-- <BR> So------we had 6 Grandchildren plus 4 dogs jumping off the dock---- <BR> They all didn't stay for dinner----(Praise the Lord!) but will be here for lunch---- <BR> This is Day#1--and all is well--- <BR> Let's hope I can keep my head in all the turmoil-... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:50:20 EST Frazzled thoughts just before the visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197412 The journal is out --on the kitchen table--- <BR> I am allowed 30 points to-day---- <BR> --Already I have walked---with Beau--then Tess--in a bug jacket, scanning the back road for bears- <BR> I've eaten my allowed breakfast--(Himself, by the way is Still munching--has been for the past 2 hrs-)- <BR> A goal to-day, for me, is to get more water in--and eat a banana---- <BR> Lord love a Duck, I don't know what those 2 things have in common---but (that big "butt" again!)--it's either me eat the... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:38:33 EST My challenge for to-day--Crazy good thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196875 It's a challenge to get from now---- 8:30 am--to bedtime--- <BR> I mean--eating -wisely---- <BR> To-day I shall do it--- <BR> <BR> I have it mapped out in my head---salad and tuna for lunch--probably fish for dinner too as we are going to son#1's restaurant! <BR> --NO UNPLANNED FOOD TO_DAY for me! <BR> <BR> Already I've walked the Germans --(as in dogs)--- <BR> Beau has become a pretty good dog now--walks along beside me--sits when a vehicle goes by (most of the time)-does not vomit en ro... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:57:01 EST just sayin'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196325 Well, I made it thru yesterday--- <BR> Lord love a Duck----There are days when it's hard to not get the munchies-- <BR> To-day I am back on track---journaling-exercising-being nice-- no "Why me" syndrome--- <BR> I do look at my himself, and wonder ---"How come I get ALL the fat cells"----- <BR> How come I'm the one who is constantly trying to keep the figure sorta shapely---? <BR> (Himself has to fight to keep his weight on!)-- <BR> <BR> Our daughter will be here next week, with her 2 chi... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:13:44 EST The Battle of the Bulge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195727 There is a struggle going on in my head--- <BR> Crazy as it sounds, being so close to Onederland, the fat cells are telling me that to-day, I need a day off from eating healthy---- <BR> Now I ask you Sparkly People, on maintenance, ----"Do the Fat cells ever stop bugging one?" <BR> <BR> They started harping at me last evening in front of the TV---- <BR> It was "The Amazing Race, Canada"---- <BR> They reminded me that there were candies on the Dining Table--- <BR> And yes, I ate 2------ <BR>... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:32:33 EST Himself sometimes makes me cranky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195073 Himself is on his summer work schedule. <BR> --which means----he will be home more--- <BR> Now this sounds wonderful, but--(that big "butt" again!)- <BR> It takes some adjustment on my part. <BR> <BR> For instance, the cleaning Lady , who comes on Monday -(-that's me)--had to change her hours to Tuesday morning-----which means , that the Grand daughters who visit on Tuesday,(because their parents both work)- now are booked in at Gramma's resort in the afternoon------which means that the gras... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:24:32 EST