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/ Oh Lord it's hard to be humble! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400537 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e8647c2-1f05-41b4-ade7-5c69e3fdaafe.JPG"> <BR> -still lotza action on the dock-- <BR> I'm sitting here with big Beau, the German whose heart skips a lot of beats, lying on the floor beside me--waiting to go outside into the dog pen-- <BR> <BR> Already Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot has called , on his way to the Sim.----that big machine they put pilots in and throw snow storms at them, engine failures and fires. It isn't a fun day---He always... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:22:42 EST Another crazy day~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400203 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62781514-eed1-4680-a1e5-a7461c19bd3c.JPG"> <BR> This is pour Sushi, yesterday---She sees me--then rolls over onto her back---I go to scratch her tummy, and she bites me-- <BR> --the wee Spitfire of a cat who never trusts a human for long-- <BR> Hopefully that will change- <BR> <BR> So, I'm late posting a blog-- <BR> The Chimney men (2 of them) came this morning, to look at the lakeside chimney--- <BR> It for the 2 fireplaces in the house, whic... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:39:45 EST My weightloss journey---ho hum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399720 Well, I made it through the weekend---a great achievement for me! <BR> Eating healthy, within the calorie range , is hard-- <BR> Sometimes it's a lot of "mind over matter"---thinking about a food that I do not need---then listening to that voice telling me, "No, it's not for me"--and then--getting away from the kitchen--fast! <BR> I never realized how much time I really spent in my kitchen till now--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3090f418-0f86-458a-be63-6a860e326e1b.... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:20:58 EST Rome wasn't built in a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8678b4fe-50ba-4f84-bc28-a0947a644425.jpg"> <BR> My Mom is the one in the pink dress--,an old family picture-- <BR> My Mother lived to be 87---She was a tad "mean" ---sometimes--- <BR> I used to say, "Well, she can't help it. She has Addison's Disease and has been on Cortisone for so long!" <BR> Himself always would say to me, " Well, my patient at work has Addison's" and he isn't like that"- <BR> <BR> I loved her in spite of everything and alw... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:53:38 EST "The Merry Go Round"--keeps turning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398987 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1c4dff7-353c-4293-8bbd-f34f17dea8e3.JPG"> <BR> Well, here is me----with the real name of my column in the newspaper--- <BR> Yesterday, in my "not remembering mind". I told all of you, the title of the article was "The Family Circus"--- Well, "NOT"----- <BR> "The Merry Go Round" ---my column, saved my sanity, while home with 5 young children, and a husband who was always working, and "on call"-- <BR> <BR> People used to tell me that my Husba... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:28:11 EST "WHERE IT"S AT" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398601 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/783cbec5-ea6c-410d-a4fc-52f2136665b4.png"> <BR> I think I was always different-- <BR> I always struggled to be like everyone else, but I always felt like I never achieved this-- <BR> -sad that kids growing up, can't accept who they are--- <BR> You see, I wanted to be thin--thinner than I was----(and looking back at old pictures of myself--I wasn't overweight then)- <BR> I wanted store bought clothes--My Mom sewed all the clothing I wore- <BR> ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:19:06 EST Mary Poppins and our chimney! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9b02b49-f3ea-4990-860f-129d9153a27c.jpg"> <BR> Isn't that sign the truth? <BR> So, last night I went to Weight Watchers--and-I GAINED .5 of a pound-- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> I stayed however for the meeting--- <BR> -came home, ate an enormous dinner with Himself----got up this morning-got on my scales and I'm DOWN 2 pounds-- <BR> Go Figure eh? <BR> <BR> So, it certainly isn't easy losing weight-- <BR> Now getting fat--well, that's a whol... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:59:12 EST Not a Queen to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397838 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8559f39-cadf-4f24-b5f3-0c93c3e66a75.jpg"> <BR> This was yesterday--- <BR> I felt like I was in a Hurricane--- <BR> I was all over the place---couldn't seem to get much done---- <BR> It was like--2 steps forward--and 3 steps backwards--- <BR> I suppose we all have these days--- <BR> <BR> To-day, so far, the day is going well--- the parcel that was supposed to arrive yesterday---came to-day----Himself has been driven to his office, by the one... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:21:42 EST The Urchins need our food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397502 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17fba01a-1b21-4cb2-8fd9-ea5bc7d055ce.jpg"> <BR> I was attracted to these children-- <BR> I call them URCHINS-- <BR> I love their boots----the expression on their faces-- <BR> And what have they got to do with SPARKPEOPLE?-----not too much, really! <BR> They remind me , how much I love to read books in their era--the 1700's to the 1800's--- <BR> Immigrants travelling to America with children, who never have enough to eat--- <BR> And here I am o... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:32:57 EST Me , a priority? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396996 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55925a2d-0998-47c6-a62f-0887e57048e3.jpg"> <BR> To-day is Civic Holiday weekend in Canada-- <BR> It's not a statutory Holiday, which means some stores are open---some not-- <BR> It was decided years ago, that Canadians needed another day of relaxation to enjoy the summer---pretty good idea I think! <BR> <BR> I need to walk my body yet this morning--- <BR> "Me"-----You see, the Germans (as in dogs)-have walked----and it would be so easy for me... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:43:25 EST The grapes of Wrath! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396647 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53e01c3a-83c6-4df4-8075-5280ec6a74c4.JPG"> <BR> --little Sushi---the wee spitfire of a kitten, who we found outside on a minus 30C night 10 mos ago-- <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday , Himself and I visited a friend, who emigrated here, many many years ago, from Italy--His wife is from Jamaica- <BR> He began to grow grapes in his back yard---many years ago-- <BR> Now who would ever think, eh, that grape vines would survive in a very northern town, wi... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 11:22:02 EST I need to scream and shout---sometimes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2645c84e-131b-427b-b64b-ca00c68d6657.png"> <BR> I have a neighbour who doesn't seem as if she likes me---well, so my dog sitter said--- <BR> I mean, why would she not like ME?-- <BR> That's what I thought anyway! <BR> -Lord love a Duck! ---I AM a nice person! <BR> <BR> Apparently she doesn't like the Grand children jumping into the lake--the noise they make--- <BR> And she wasn't happy when we kept wee Sushi--the cat we moved in from the cold... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 09:49:46 EST Chatin' away here-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395871 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/beb7e777-a75f-4538-95da-b1be6b4e889e.jpg"> <BR> Now isn't that just the truth? <BR> My Grandchildren are still away, and altho I do miss them, I'm kinda liking the quiet--for now! <BR> <BR> My Mom's Birthday was to-day-- <BR> My Mother 's Mother----(I'll let you think about that for a bit)---well, she died when my Mom was about 12 yrs old---so, really , My Mom never knew how to "Mother all 5 of us"---as we grew up--As a result, I was never cl... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:17:44 EST Holy Cow-I lost weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395518 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8b643cc-0380-4f5f-8cae-82d4f02fee76.jpg"> <BR> --Well, I lost a pound at Weight Watchers-the pound I gained the week before-- <BR> I'll take it however-- <BR> So, I'm a happy camper-- <BR> <BR> Ray the repairman, did get the railing down to the lake done-- <BR> I paid him this morning--cash--- <BR> He is supposed to return next week to work on the chimneys-- <BR> (if the spirit moves him, of course!)- <BR> <BR> And Himself is at his office-d... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:02:34 EST FINALLY----a Sparkly blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395175 This has been one crazy day here-- <BR> Ray, a repairman, with James , his helper, has FINALLY come-- <BR> He promised us ,way back in the Spring, that he could do some work here for us-- <BR> We have never seen hide nor hair of him--'till today-- <BR> They are putting a railing, on the lake side of the house, down the 2 wee hills, to the lake, so Himself can go up and down easier, with his bad knees--- <BR> Of course they worked all day to now, with no lunch----so, I fed them--- <BR> <BR> P... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 15:17:53 EST Kissin' them good bye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42e79582-4665-44f0-a832-5806e2d83fe8.jpg"> <BR> This is so true! <BR> Well, my 3 grown children , who live in town, have taken their trailers---and---- now get this----LEFT---for 2 weeks-- <BR> I shall miss them-----but (that big butt!)----NOT TO-DAY--- <BR> Himself and I can catch a wee nap--- <BR> It will be quiet on the dock--Quiet is good! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a17ee85e-0f7e-4fa8-a040-6132340ce08b.JPG"> <BR... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:55:29 EST Another walk in the Wild side! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394194 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc324bfb-a0b7-4f73-a990-f78a834d4fec.jpg"> <BR> so true eh?-- <BR> I REALLY didn't want to walk on my own this morning--- <BR> --till I read the above --- <BR> So--I grabbed the camera and took some pictures of where I live--in the bush- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f711d1cd-7911-4614-8e45-eea1fe3d534f.JPG"> <BR> So--here I am heading out the driveway- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93eef990-9061-... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:27:02 EST Grandparents only have half a tongue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393748 "You'll be the death of me yet!" <BR> My Mom used to say that to all 5 of us , all my sisters and brothers, and myself- <BR> You see, I came from a large family--- <BR> We are not close at all nowadays--- Strange eh? <BR> --because my 5 children are very close-- <BR> I can't imagine not having so many children, altho all my children, each, to-day, only have 2 children. <BR> <BR> We are fortunate to have 3 of our children living here in this town--- <BR> Yesterday, when I was looking at the f... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:24:16 EST Mother Robin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393424 Well, we had a huge "Kaffuffle" this morning , just outside the computer room-- <BR> You see, we have been watching Ms Robin, outside ,who has built her nest on top of the flood light- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df7cf724-1919-4976-8379-87e080af1722.JPG"> <BR> This morning I thought for sure something had invaded her nest, as she was chirping very loud and flying across the front lawn, making a terrible noise-- <BR> After coming home with Beau, the German (as in do... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:43:25 EST Just about a perfect day yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393040 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1105ab65-1f7f-4640-8974-ebbaa66d1f7b.jpg"> <BR> Well, if one is looking for perfection, I feel I had an almost perfect Spark day yesterday--eating-wise! <BR> That means lotza salads----green , yellow---red--all colours--and fruits--with a bit of protein- <BR> I thought that by night I would be hungry but I was OK---- <BR> -a banana filled in the hunger pangs which I felt at bedtime! <BR> So--that was Day #1----6 more days until weigh in--- <... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:14:27 EST No more bad days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392672 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f78eb1e-8d77-45ad-a66a-40be859cbce5.jpg"> <BR> I went to Weight Watchers last night--- <BR> I did not want to go-- <BR> --because--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19d5b5e6-3edd-4d6a-a980-78886187eec9.gif"> <BR> I knew I had gained weight---- <BR> so-----well, Life certainly isn't perfect--- <BR> I gained a pound--- <BR> But------It has taught me a lesson----to stick to my guns--make everyday count--- <BR> The talk last... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:50:54 EST Memories on a rainy wet day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392278 It's raining-- <BR> I love it! <BR> You see, it means no Weed whacking --or mowing the lawn--just indoor stuff! <BR> <BR> Rainy days remind me of my Mom---- <BR> On a wet day, at our cottage, she would load us into her car (a Desoto)_ and we would drive around the country side-- She stopped at farms around Port Stanley and she would buy whatever the farmer had to sell---eggs--potatoes--sometimes Iris'--lettuce--corn on the cob--- <BR> -and antique places around Aylmer , Ontario, where my si... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:23:19 EST I need a wife! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391838 Being a woman, is not always all it's cracked up to be- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/742552a8-4d9c-4813-8ad1-15bb9b91fd92.png"> <BR> -and making yerself a priority isn't easy either! <BR> <BR> You see, I "Uber" my himself to his office--3x / week----then I pick him up-- <BR> We both are not Spring Chickens--- but he, being 13 years the elder, needs a Driver, so we can avoid any more accidents--- <BR> He decided this summer to go to his office (being a doctor)---3 ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:33:17 EST Well, did 'ga know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391342 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65f6222e-1881-4b12-9cc7-2269308ec78f.jpg"> <BR> This is where I live---- <BR> The picture was taken by son#2 the Air Canada Pilot--from 30,000 ft--- <BR> There are over 4000 lakes near the city---- <BR> The lake I live on, is 10 miles long---and not very wide--- <BR> If you could zoom in, you might see me walking a German---(as in dog!) <BR> -You will note that there aren't exactly many roads--or highways-- <BR> We live in the bush really--wi... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:35:26 EST "Calm" is the word today-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390945 All is well--- <BR> Whew eh?---- <BR> "Calm "-----no stress----- <BR> --because I've decided to-day will be a good day--- <BR> You see, it's a "mind over matter" thing------ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/014a2d84-fe29-4ade-bfc4-27531bb802b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Germans, as in dogs, are just fine---- <BR> Himself says he hears me (He sometimes does)--- <BR> The grass will wait--(the rain is coming)- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4672f494-6f71-421... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:09:52 EST Acting a tad silly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390546 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70990ed9-8537-4358-99c8-cafd1b57522a.JPG"> <BR> Tess----the German with the surgical leg--- <BR> She is OK---after tumbling down the stairs to the garage yesterday--seems she can handle 1 or 2 steps--but 6 stairs, she couldn't figure out where to put that back leg--It seems that the leg get tangled under her. <BR> There are days that I think, "Will this ever end?"-- <BR> <BR> So, our daughter went online--researched " post surgery Cruciate lig... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:06:37 EST Short Spa Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390105 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42590ee9-47c8-45e0-978a-7708ed40db8e.JPG"> <BR> These 2 Germans, as in dogs--are heading to the groomer right now-- <BR> It's their SPA DAY-- <BR> I shall add to this later-- <BR> <BR> --On the way to the car, to go to the groomer----you have to go down 6 steps--inside the house--slippery hard wood steps--Tess fell down them---did well to the 3rd step--then rolled down the last ending up on her back--Tess , the one with the repaired ACL ligame... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:24:47 EST Losing weight a crazy way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389771 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4509c29f-7bc9-4fc4-b859-4dd5d9f070a0.jpg"> <BR> Sometimes, acting a bit different is a good thing-- <BR> Sometimes it gives us a smile---- <BR> Last night at my Weight Watchers meeting, we were given huge weird sun glasses to wear--as well as a Lei--so, there were 30 people , sitting in a room , looking kinda crazy--- <BR> <BR> The idea being, that it is OK to step out of the norm, be a bit different--laugh-- <BR> <BR> I usually don't enjoy ... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:42:00 EST Old ladies do "Jump up" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/086a2740-fb39-40d0-bafd-a5cf201e380d.jpg"> <BR> Do I like to exercise----sometimes--- <BR> But (that big "butt") --you need time--- <BR> When you have an "Uber responsibility"-----(as I have!)--plus numerous housey jobs---there ARE days it might be just easier to get on with the day---use the chores as your bodily exercise--- <BR> I try to exercise for me----plus the chores--- <BR> And its not easy to work it all in, before the Uber passenger (... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:11:17 EST Gee Whiz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388916 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a94313f-3e91-4652-93e2-a2ea87a1e333.jpg"> <BR> I should paste this on my forehead--- <BR> We are a part of this day--- <BR> It is up to us how we handle it--- <BR> There are so many reasons to be thankful--- <BR> #1`. I have my Himself--no matter how frustrating some days are---we have each other--- <BR> #2: I have the wee spitfire of a cat-Sushi-She keeps me smiling. She loves to be shown attention--to be patted--for a minute or so---then she... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:53:27 EST Good Doctors certainly are NOT handy in the house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388474 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3ef045d-02a3-49a7-9894-a778eee5add1.jpg"> <BR> Well, I'm not in the best of moods here--- <BR> Lord love a Duck---- <BR> You see, Himself has decided to work 3 mornings a week, only---- <BR> Now that leaves Monday and Friday---for him to be home here--with me--ALL DAY--- <BR> <BR> Now if he were handy--like "Stan the Man"--I could put him to work--- repairing leaky faucets etc etc--- <BR> However--Doctors are NOT handy--- <BR> When I see hi... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:45:17 EST Busy day yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388119 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdd872ce-6dcc-40de-b42a-74f5663faeca.JPG"> <BR> This is some of the lawn I mowed yesterday-- <BR> We bought a new ECO battery lawn mower--I purchased it online and it was delivered right to our door-- <BR> Our daughter in Ohio has one and so I looked it up in Consumers Reports-- <BR> It comes with a rechargeable battery, and will run for 2 hrs with an hour charge-- <BR> It is light--- easy to start (push button--no gas required--- <BR> <img sr... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:41:16 EST Overweight me--but---hanging in here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387646 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/866cdb0a-e660-4d47-933b-4bae9c790c87.JPG"> <BR> Here we were--at a Lodge---out for dinner-- <BR> Himself, me--Son#3 and his wife-- <BR> We drove about 20 miles north, and had dinner-- <BR> I did NOT want to post this--as I am the fat one on the right-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea244e6b-16e3-4ba3-851d-c9b140860e99.jpg"> <BR> -so tired of weighing so much--- <BR> But-----I keep trying--Lord love a Duck! <BR> <img sr... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:16:11 EST Determined to look better naked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387268 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faf44b85-e0cc-42c7-b9a5-a68585b852a5.jpg"> <BR> This devoted wee fella had my heart this morning-- <BR> <BR> There is a saying, "If you bite it---write it"----I did that, ALL day-yesterday---usually after I ate something-- <BR> I discovered, its best to look up the calories BEFORE eating whatever-- <BR> To-day is a new day, and I am more tuned in--- <BR> I did get my walk in----after I walked the Germans--- <BR> It rained off and on all day, s... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:37:29 EST Will I ever learn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386887 I need strength---will power---- <BR> You see, my Himself is a very determined person--- <BR> I love him to bits--I admire his strength--most of the time--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c08a177e-d758-42c2-bd58-522669a9e11a.jpg"> <BR> But----(that big "butt" always gets me!)- <BR> I am weak in the "food department"--- <BR> I am learning tho to change that--- <BR> <BR> It started last evening, when himself was reading our local paper. <BR> "There is a Chinese Buffet at... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:33:35 EST The saga of the frig-and leftovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5ef81df-38fa-47f8-a47a-1e3bc5a6ccf2.jpg"> <BR> Isn't that so true? <BR> I buy fruits and vegetables----wash, and stack them all in the frig---about once a week----and then, our frig looks like the picture --I love it! <BR> <BR> Somehow during the week, Himself , who cleans up after supper, puts every little leftover into a wee dish, covers it with saran wrap, and puts it into the frig---every meal--every day-- <BR> By the weeks end, I cannot... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:27:46 EST -shorter than short blog- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385993 MY 'UBER' passenger is in his office--- (THAT IS himself)- <BR> The wash is on the line-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/641e8494-90ed-43ee-a1ae-75fb4e194603.jpg"> <BR> One of the Germans, as in dogs-- is in the pen--- <BR> Tess (the other German-as in dog)---has had her walk-- <BR> The cleaning Lady is here (That is me)- <BR> It's going up to 27 C here to-day-- <BR> So-------let the day begin--- <BR> Hopefully I can eat healthy--- <BR> Hopefully I can get my own wee ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:50:34 EST Mind boggling technology http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385579 Technology amazes me you know! <BR> I find I can't live without it-----but there are times, I do find it frustrating! <BR> <BR> A good example-- <BR> Yesterday, the I Pad said it needed a "download"--- <BR> (There are days that I feel I need a "Download"!)--- <BR> <BR> Anyway, I did it----plugged it in--went on with my day----and when I returned to that I Pad, I tried to turn it on--- <BR> Doncha jess hate it when that download which you just did, messes up everything you knew how to do ... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:56:34 EST Stand Tall----Here I go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385111 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c93f1cd6-2fce-40c1-8d42-2775bf841639.gif"> <BR> I AM going to lift weights to-day--- <BR> You see, under my upper arms , there is jiggly stuff happening-- <BR> In fact, there is a lot of weird stuff happening to my body- <BR> <BR> Himself left me in the car yesterday, when he went into Canadian Tire- <BR> I watched other people going in and out-- <BR> A lot of the overweight people, walked with a limp---like a "hobble"--- <BR> "Lord love a Duc... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 08:56:54 EST A good read! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384764 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38e266ac-9200-4dc7-8edd-82d53eb7c8d1.jpg"> <BR> Reading is my salvation-- <BR> -And when it's a good book, I am sad when the story ends-- <BR> <BR> "RIDE THE WIND", by Lucia Robson, was a true story, of Cynthia- Ann Parker's life with the Comanche. This book became a national best seller within weeks of publication. Cynthia Ann was captured as a child by the Comanche, and adopted by a Comanche family. Her name was changed to Quanah--She adapt... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 09:29:26 EST Chicken-Sushi-and alone time-maybe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384359 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/049dce7b-48c7-4dfa-ad77-a536594b45c7.jpg"> <BR> I shall try hard to BBQ chicken--- not burgers--over the weekend-- <BR> Himself and I shall be alone all weekend---kinda nice! The Grandchildren, plus parents are all away -visiting parts unknown- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87dabf9c-2b62-469c-b02a-a8189e380258.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday we had Grandchildren---who love the dock---screaming as they jump into the lake---swimming... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:25:59 EST Not everyone can like me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384073 Well, let's hope that this blog registers--- <BR> You see, I already posted a blog--but it refused to show--only yesterday's blog comes up---- <BR> So this is a wee test-- <BR> --Yesterday afternoon, I sunk to the depths of despair--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/005b316d-d6f4-4687-9bb8-653b67541090.jpg"> <BR> A neighbour Lady, 2 doors down, complained that I was a bad person---for crazy reasons---- <BR> I really want to biff her one- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaw... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 12:38:55 EST My Mansion on the lake!---as if eh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383552 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d174f949-b139-43d2-89b6-1a32214c513a.jpg"> <BR> This was my Grandfather's house in Port Perry , Ontario. <BR> If you look closely, you can see Gramma and Grampa, outside in front of it--- <BR> I took that with a wee Brownie camera-- <BR> I loved visiting them--- <BR> <BR> When you look at this house, it doesn't look that large---- <BR> -but, to me, it was huge--- <BR> We loved going there---like LOVED----visiting them, so much! <BR> <BR> The... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 08:47:36 EST More technology in my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ba9e30e-5e8e-4f6e-9a5d-a683664d64e5.JPG"> <BR> I did get the peonies tied up---took this picture this morning- <BR> Beau, the German (as in dog) with the wacky heart rate)-and I took a walk to the dock-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fb80fd0-4723-4fd0-a230-e4fe5e345565.JPG"> <BR> I took pictures of my garden etc etc--then the camera jammed-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a290bfe2-4139-4e6f-adf1... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 10:24:47 EST Well, here we are! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382777 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/850e0bd3-5a18-4db9-b8e6-35b7cdb8a13a.jpg"> <BR> Here we are last evening--- <BR> We were going out for dinner at Son#1's restaurant. <BR> The other person in the picture is a young girl who went to high school here -She was back for a high school reunion at our local high school-- <BR> -As soon as we got out of our car, she ran over and asked me if I knew who she was-- <BR> <BR> The big news to-day, is-----THE SUN IS SHINING---- <em>244</em> ... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 10:51:44 EST --Only a day away--I hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/241faa15-1cf4-4717-b70d-f8b8f0d08a62.jpg"> <BR> These are not our Germans-(as in dogs)---nor Sushi (the outside cat who is now an indoors cat)--but--this is how they look staring outside at the rain-- <BR> You see, it's raining again--hard--which means that the mosquitoes are multiplying---and it will be a wet walk up the road for them. <BR> <BR> I was sitting here thinking, that if it wasn't raining, I might get some gardening done---tie up t... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:48:26 EST too much thinking on this cold cold wet day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381939 It's raining like a banshee here---AGAIN! <BR> It seems like a tropical jungle--like the rain forest--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43d5e6a0-dec1-46b4-b534-9b3e90f4f990.jpg"> <BR> I saw this--figured it was pretty appropriate to-day-- <BR> <BR> You know, I'm reading a book, where a small American girl was taken by the Indians , way back when, and raised by a native family--and how her life changed drastically---She adapted very quickly to their way of life----no ro... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 08:45:58 EST Celebrating our citizenship! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381570 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5624c29f-c85c-4780-8df1-1f3e934567b8.jpg"> <BR> I read this, this morning----It just about sums it all up!----"You can't do it all, but, do yer best!"---I try too hard to do it all---- nearly drives me crazy---- <BR> We really aren't supposed to "Do it all"---- <BR> <BR> This is Canada's 150th Birthday Party--to-morrow-July 1st! <BR> We have our Canadian flag flying <em>636</em> proudly! <BR> <BR> My Great Grandfather, emigrated here f... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:22:47 EST Swimming in the Boreal Forest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381120 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d6e48fd-1ebc-4ee8-aeaa-cf732577d6a4.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday, after cutting grass, I jumped in the lake--figured it would be cold-- <BR> It was wonderfully warm-- <BR> In fact, I swam around forever--did not want to come out! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0648912-b4d0-4270-8f6b-57cc721d5ee7.JPG"> <BR> My garden will probably not do so well as we have had so much rain- <BR> It's raining hard again to-day. <BR> <img src="h... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:35:26 EST Here we go--AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380704 Things that make me feel happy--- <BR> --seeing the sun out this morning! <BR> --Going to McDonalds last night and NOT overeating! <BR> --Getting on the scales this morning and the weight is DOWN--to 201.5---FINALLY! <BR> --Having patience to repeat what I said to himself, 6 times! <BR> --not having sciatica this morning--so far! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba176db6-b2fd-4edc-b13b-54a694ed47e7.jpg"> <BR> The Germans -(as in dogs)---and Sushi ( the recycled wee... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:43:07 EST