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/ Thanksgiving Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe287da0-cf70-4ec8-8dd6-c3c8b1eb8a2f.JPG"> <BR> "FALL" on the lake--and yesterday the temperature was in the 70's--in OCTOBER! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3e6c61c-ec9e-462b-8818-3f7ce5529aef.JPG"> <BR> It was absolutely the most gorgeous day! <BR> To-day is Thanksgiving day in Canada-----a holiday! <BR> Yesterday I cooked----and went to son#3, the Policeman's house for dinner-- <BR> To-day is for me--rest-----exercise... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:11:01 EST Staying (sorta) calmer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013050 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e911d330-2ee0-4bab-8007-fe2af3e30fd0.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3e87f17-0778-4e41-9d5b-bfcafc4e39ac.png"> <BR> Well, yesterday I was very thankful to have Sparkly people thinking of me--and Lord love a Duck, I sure appreciated it! <BR> ..And it is better to-day-----I think---- <BR> Well, we have heat!!--The furnace man said the propane wasn't flowing to the furnace---He taped the "regulator"---This is a new Pro... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:37:30 EST PANIC!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012542 It never rains but it pours--- <BR> This morning we woke up to----the furnace NOT working--- <BR> It's a new furnace too! <BR> <BR> And the ol' Dell--the Hopalong Dell --Not working---- <BR> We have calls in to both the furnace people and the computer geek--- <BR> But--It's a Holiday weekend-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!!! <BR> I'm on the I Mac this morning--- <BR> .......in a state of panic....... <BR> Oh I hope I can calm down--- <BR> <BR> Oh--The Furnace guy here--- <BR> Later then Sparkly ... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:22:22 EST Giving Thanks_ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012040 This is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cab24ecb-679b-4f3f-91a9-7f678298e337.jpg"> <BR> I am thankful for everyone who sent wonderful wishes that Himself and I stay together for 49 more years! Sparkly people , such as you, are positive kind friends and I appreciate y'all! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f81450f9-fccf-4807-b8e7-927645bb7c69.jpg"> <BR> This is my favourite picture---It is of 2 Grandchildren---ours-... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 07:51:41 EST Canadian Thanksgiving ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011458 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c6c47b7-1a65-439d-b960-a2a7855e1250.jpg"> <BR> Just one more day----and the weekend--- <BR> And in Canada, it's Thanksgiving weekend this weekend--- <BR> That means, we get Monday , as a Holiday--- <BR> <BR> It also means, that it's Himself--and mine----49th Wedding Anniversary! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d4c56c9-6e22-4698-887f-a809c38a9599.jpg"> <BR> We really don't do much to celebrate all this-----but--(There... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:38:00 EST Adapting to my new life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27d1491d-1a9c-443c-9f8a-0745c48574fc.JPG"> <BR> Here is Beau, all ready to walk---He is 7 mos now--- <BR> I woke up this morning, to a horrible gagging sound---It was him! <BR> If you have a dog, you will know how fast you jump outta bed, with that sound-- <BR> Beau eats sticks, stones, grass, bugs, and anything which falls on the floor--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5862794d-3535-48d5-92fb-d6fb3f14abd3.JPG"> <BR> Here... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:06:28 EST Do Moose eat people? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010257 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2de9e98e-9113-4b72-a44f-32af3cb1268e.jpg"> <BR> Actually, Monday here was a good day---- <BR> Son#3 was out here all afternoon, getting the snow blower ready to go---(no snow yet--or hopefully, even soon)-but, from now on, it's a race , to bring ""stuff"" inside <BR> --Son#3 brought the pump up from the lake--(the one we use to water my grass etc)- Himself covered the AC unit--- <BR> The docks have to be unhooked and tied along the shoreline. I... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:45:53 EST Salmon on the menu- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009561 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d30f892-2c39-4c84-bc0d-8601f47f5142.jpg"> <BR> Well, this didn't happen----but---it kinda goes thru my head at times! <BR> What really is happening, is......."I Am Learning to cook again!"--- <BR> I mean.....I am learning to cook, for 2--healthier food--- <BR> <BR> We decided to eat salmon last night-fresh wild salmon. <BR> I had 1 piece--$7 -----and it was enough for 2 of us. <BR> Himself has been cooking for me-----but---(the big "butt" ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:47:05 EST Dad's Birthday to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008977 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1218d1a7-9869-4a19-b81f-47efd04ef970.jpg"> <BR> This is my Mom and Dad---pre-children-- <BR> To-day would've been my Dad's Birthday--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fe5c7a9-53d7-4a8a-b702-d1f0be9ce58e.jpg"> <BR> This was my Dad's, Dad's, family--- <BR> He was the youngest of 13 children- <BR> His parents. George and Mary, emigrated from Scotland and settled in Southern Ontario and took up farming. <BR> <BR> But, back ... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 08:37:47 EST Jess dreamin'-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008437 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f191c16e-49cc-4aa9-8ede-3995685ad19b.jpg"> <BR> Sweet child-----This child oozes relaxation---love----makes me feel happy! <BR> To-day I shall paste this child in front of my face----- <BR> I need--""slow"" to-day---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d851e14-cc4f-4a0b-8945-a9892c13bf96.jpg"> <BR> ------I need "Sweet " thoughts---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3615c51-6cf9-447d-9efb-666ff257ed30.pn... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:40:23 EST Yesterday was definitely a bad food choice day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e9a1465-e07c-4cfb-a5f1-4ca805ec2cc1.gif"> <BR> Why do we sabotage our plans? <BR> Yesterday, at supper, I ate chicken wings---a lot of them! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/064e0605-fde5-4169-9f1f-5957a714d164.gif"> <BR> I was watching "Doc Martin"--(such a funny show!)-on PBS Detroit, thinking, "Why do I feel so awful?" <BR> I don't have a Gall Bladder----- I cannot digest "fat"----- <BR> But I ate wings----- <BR> <im... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:40:42 EST Sparkly People..UNITE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007220 Yesterday I forgot to wear my stepper--- <BR> I probably didn't get the 6000 steps---- <BR> It does encourage one to get out and walk--even a short distance will give one over 1000 steps usually! <BR> <BR> My weight is stuck--at 209--- <BR> I need to bring it down to 207...for now.... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c2d10c4-2f7a-462f-9f60-12ba7049b915.jpg"> <BR> I shall try harder ...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ad538b9-0d8c-47a8-834... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:43:06 EST Asleep at the switch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006641 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0ba1f8e-462f-480b-8353-187ca258bdd5.png"> <BR> Yeah--- jess think?---Wouldn't that be "Heavenly"? <BR> <BR> I listen to Morning North, on CBC radio , each morning, as I Spark. <BR> This morning a Dr Peter Lyne, of Sudbury, spoke on the benefit of "sleep"--- <BR> He said, we all know, when we go without sleep for a night, we usually get sick-- <BR> Why? <BR> Our Mom used to say, that we need sleep to repair our muscles and brain cells---- <... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:01:25 EST Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005999 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1e2bb0b-b6d6-492e-9943-bdfc19d05f92.jpg"> <BR> This guy, Popeye was the fella my Mom used to say, was strong because he ate his spinach-- <BR> This morning, I read on Spark people, how Ochre and Kale are so good for us too! <BR> I have to put thought into my grocery order , as to what vegetables are in season and which ones we will eat for the following week---One really has to think and act, on this----So I appreciate Spark People reinforci... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:35:06 EST Son#2 will fly us to a destination of our dreams! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005376 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a4fde1f-3108-4ba6-a62c-8b0ca80601b4.jpg"> <BR> Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot woke us up this morning--- <BR> He told me to read the email, as he invited all Sparkly people , to ride in his wee plane--anywhere we want to go----sent the above picture too! <BR> There is a problem however---the plane holds "2"------ <BR> This guy definitely has a big heart----but-------it shows that he has a lot of time on his hands, when not flying his AIRBUS--LOL ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:00:43 EST The Wasps hit our Sparkly House! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004820 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/511d559f-0a35-4f7a-ae3d-5a3539dd82f3.jpg"> <BR> And it IS!!!!---Sunday here, is more relaxed! <BR> Some of the grown kids will be out with their families--- <BR> (It's a Chinese thing----visit the parents on Sunday--bring the children!) <BR> Plus Son#2, the Policeman, (I hope )-can get rid of the wasps , down by the lake. <BR> <BR> Last weekend, a Granddaughter was standing by the fence----and from somewhere (We aren't sure where)-wasps attack... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:46:16 EST Da Blog--Be Short----but mighty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3eb36960-51be-484f-9644-cc7f08d3e8db.jpg"> <BR> It's a lot of "mind over fat""---- <BR> It's Saturday and I am in control to-day! Sat, 26 Sep 2015 07:58:29 EST Aging is not for the Faint Of Heart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003752 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e89d90a-2f5c-4bd1-a5dc-d56bc565ccab.jpg"> <BR> Growing "old-er " gracefully, IS a challenge--- <BR> Just keeping vertical --moving----dressing for the occasion---with a smile ----keeping the weight in check----being there for the grown kids, because most of them,sincerely believe you know everything---- <BR> ....all this stuff can be more difficult on some days! <BR> It really does help if you have a good relationship (or some sorta)--with ye... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:24:11 EST Keeping on here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003151 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d13bdd9-cab0-4cc0-8113-02295e265d53.png"> <BR> Lord love a Duck--Doncha just wish? <BR> Himself , with his "ulcer" (which we hope is getting better by the way) lost 12 pounds- <BR> He wasn't feeling up to "snuff" for most of the summer. <BR> When I don't feel well, I always wonder, "If I consumed more ice cream, would it help me get better?" <BR> <BR> My himself never eats between meals. <BR> He never eats desserts. He preaches how bad sugar ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:56:30 EST Fall and Bears! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002525 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4fc03fad-9d0d-4172-831a-f1c348eab22e.jpg"> <BR> --This picture was taken by son#2, the Air Canada Pilot---- <BR> ..a picture of Jet trail, below him------pretty neat! <BR> <BR> To-day is the 1st day of FALL---beautiful colours in the north---We are surrounded by Maple Trees up here and their red leaves. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55919a4b-684f-4a56-9b0b-24a24f31a888.jpg"> <BR> <BR> time to get outside-walk the Germa... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:35:27 EST Patience is a Virtue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001890 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1d26d21-eb09-4ca2-8bc2-a83ca95800ae.JPG"> <BR> It's "Fall" ---well, to-morrow--- <BR> Yesterday I sorted out clothing that fits and took an enormous pile of old jeans etc to the "Good Will"- <BR> When I got there, a very old woman working on her cash, told me she was closed and wouldn't open the door- <BR> I didn't "lose it--"----I very kindly told her that I would just leave it all outside in front of her store.---------She opened the door... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:22:26 EST We ARE STRONG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001235 I aim for 6000 steps---daily! <BR> It takes a bit of effort, but not bad--- <BR> I heard on CBC radio, that studies found that people who had done a minimum of 6000 steps daily, were more healthy than people who did not---They had less mobility problems and fewer diseases. <BR> <BR> I also journal---keep that paper on the kitchen table. <BR> It is a reminder that there is enough food in my stomach----and--it's working. <BR> It's helping to keep the ice cream away! <BR> That ice cream is full... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:18:54 EST TRYING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000639 Sunday--and....I AM IN CONTROL TO_DAY! <BR> Last week, I tried harder than the week before-- <BR> I tried to journal...most days! <BR> I aimed for 6000 steps--most days I got there! <BR> <BR> You see, I bought a fitted coat---nothing too posh---- <BR> But it will look better if I shed some weight! <BR> <BR> I aimed for 2 pounds last week. <BR> I accomplished 2.5 pounds---- <BR> That's the good news! <BR> The bad news is, that I could eat that back on, in one meal---- <em>39</em> <em>46<... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:10:41 EST Crazy thoughts on a crazy wet day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000125 <em>257</em> and we have crazy wild rain with wind to-day! <BR> It's only 11C----The seasons are a-changing! <BR> It will be challenging to get my steps in! <BR> <BR> I just heard on CBC radio this morning, that people with knee problems and arthritis, --if they could walk 6000 steps daily, it prevents the knees from getting worse and starves off other health related issues. 10,000 steps are better, but, there are days (like yesterday) that , that might be impossible. <BR> <BR> Yesterday... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 08:44:23 EST Thin thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999535 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fa5a8e2-fc05-4438-b4c7-4c1aded93b8e.jpg"> <BR> ----supposed to rain to-day---and to-morrow---- <BR> but-----We are Sparkly people and are motivated to exercise, rain or shine. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/813589c3-22de-4371-a25d-0883baa54058.jpg"> <BR> Have a great day "wanna be losers"---- <BR> Think thin thoughts! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e6e814f-b600-4084-9a7a-34d30403b0f9.jpg"> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:32:31 EST Son#2the Pilot sends a picture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998994 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/717990dc-59b8-47ab-948c-c31c7ff1a262.jpg"> <BR> It's the weekend soon---not a time to stop moving--to journal---to drink the water (remember the 6 tsp of sugar in the Gingerale) <BR> Yesterday I cut grass--AGAIN!---When will it stop growing? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae57e770-8dfb-4ff1-b5ce-75f7533b52be.JPG"> <BR> Himself helped me--the 1st time he has felt like helping with the lawn, all summer. <BR> <img src="http... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:52:11 EST A lotta stuff! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998374 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df4fc6ba-4825-41c0-ae91-e8e978488939.jpg"> <BR> Well, we never have enough --do we?---LOL <BR> <BR> So, I AM still journaling----It is getting easier -- <BR> I mean, I have to "think"--"Do I really want to write that in my journal?" <BR> And......I STILL have trouble with my arm, reaching for water--- It wants to go for the Gingerale----"mind over matter"....... <BR> In fact, trying to lose weight is better when one listens to that voice in t... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:46:52 EST I'm under construction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/601f7456-476c-425f-aa31-d9a23e56a383.jpg"> <BR> Cute eh? <BR> Sometimes a smile helps when you are still sleepy-- <BR> <BR> Well, I tried yesterday--- I ate just over 1500 calories----but, I really ate a bit more-- <BR> But I tried.... <BR> I turned down Gingerale---Himself told me there are 6 tsp of sugar in 1 can--so---water was my choice! <BR> Ice cream was screaming at me----- I threw it out! <BR> I ran (walked/jogged)-to the highway--- <... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:17:26 EST going for 2 pounds isn't easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997069 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0aaa2c6f-16a9-4e07-9741-c7b70d433130.jpg"> <BR> It's worth the time spent--- <BR> Yesterday I started trying harder---- <BR> You see, I bought this fitted coat--- <BR> Was I successful in keeping to my 1600 calories?------NO!!!! <BR> <em>24</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Lord love a Duck!--I went off the wagon (so to speak) at noon---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db1a9484-9c4a-45d4-b854-9c362ff92901.gif"> ... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:32:56 EST A wee blog about a fat lady! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996454 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e02d502-3bdf-4163-a5a7-16160b306407.jpg"> <BR> I bought a new coat yesterday online-- <BR> I love it----- <BR> But.. It sure would look better if I lost 10 pounds--- <BR> So......here goes--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe4ba7a6-5b69-4ba4-8279-c727fe7c3170.jpg"> <BR> This coming week, I shall go for 2 pounds--- <BR> Lord love a Duck---something else to work for--- <BR> And losing weight is hard when you are old! <BR> ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:07:59 EST A Wee Thought! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995882 The seasons, they are a-changing--at least up north here! <em>465</em> <em>422</em> <BR> There is a lot of stuff to get away----lawn chairs, umbrellas-----As it gets colder, it's not so pleasant to do---Yesterday, I cut grass and himself wound up hoses, to get into the shed-- <BR> It's hard to find time to exercise, but, it's so worth it-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8d228fb-975e-41ed-877c-7d74cd72ed75.jpg"> <BR> Doncha just wish you could announce this to th... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:13:35 EST A Short sweet blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/943c7546-388e-461f-9329-ec036e39b348.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff75e89b-d02d-4439-9a50-7d7e0f4a8de5.jpg"> <BR> Dance on Sparkly people-----with the Fairies and the frogs--- <BR> Move----Drink that water----and be Happy! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4fa6dccf-7683-4232-a04f-59aa3c088549.jpg"> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:57:37 EST being an Adult can be pretty dumb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994598 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d7b18ae-8006-4b7c-9e14-5c79398e794f.jpg"> <BR> --kinda cute eh??? <BR> But----if I don't get my act together, I might not get there--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, at the hairdressers, all the women, even some men, had huge "bums"-('scuse the expression!)----overweight quite enormous bodies-----Lord Love A Duck---- <BR> <BR> I've read that skinny people live longer--- <BR> --and---"WANNA_BE"----skinny people, even live a tad longer, 'cause they are ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:20:06 EST being an Adult can be pretty dumb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994597 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d7b18ae-8006-4b7c-9e14-5c79398e794f.jpg"> <BR> --kinda cute eh??? <BR> But----if I don't get my act together, I might not get there--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, at the hairdressers, all the women, even some men, had huge "bums"-('scuse the expression!)----overweight quite enormous bodies-----Lord Love A Duck----I've read that skinny people live longer---and---"WANNA_BE"----skinny people, even live a tad longer, 'cause they are trying-(I made that ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:20:05 EST being an Adult can be pretty dumb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994596 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d7b18ae-8006-4b7c-9e14-5c79398e794f.jpg"> <BR> --kinda cute eh??? <BR> But----if I don't get my act together, I might not get there--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, at the hairdressers, all the women, even some men, had huge "bums"-('scuse the expression!)----overweight quite enormous bodies-----Lord Love A Duck----I've read that skinny people live longer---and---"WANNA_BE"----skinny people, even live a tad longer, 'cause they are trying-(I made that ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:20:01 EST Thank goodness for new days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993918 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e630911-b747-49b7-a9c9-ddd186dc5906.jpg"> <BR> I need to be happy--- <BR> I need to remember that everything happens for a reason--- <BR> A few days ago, Himself decided to clean out his closet-- <BR> I was ecstatic--This had never happened before---that he took this task on--decided all by himself to do this---It relieved me of this chore--- <BR> <BR> A few days later--like---yesterday....I went to move some of his summer wear, put the summe... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 07:24:22 EST Short School sleepy blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993220 School begins to-day---- <BR> Our little Grand Daughter will be starting for the 1st time--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9212108-6ff5-4740-a42a-fb242ffd7981.JPG"> <BR> She is one of the children in this picture- <BR> Her Dad has a Birthday to-day too--He is most honourable son#4- <BR> I remember when he started school, and I couldn't remember the date he was born, when I went in to register him-I knew the month--and the year-----The school secretary was flabbergas... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 07:23:45 EST Smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992527 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d925b06-64ef-4363-aa64-51a9e9dcbdf2.jpg"> <BR> It's Monday - <BR> It's a Holiday- <BR> And, it's raining! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/847c3e18-9c9e-4282-8680-d20861b6a544.jpg"> <BR> And we have a whole day ahead of us-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbc0cda6-c5e6-4742-b961-7229a8ac9a4f.jpg"> <BR> lord Love a Duck----Keep smiling! <BR> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:06:27 EST Quick blog here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991910 I just read that extra pinches of chocolate brownies mean extra inches of pinchable Me!-----Youza! <BR> And--If I want to fly with the Angels, I must lighten up-----not that I intend to do that anytime soon---fly with the angels----but, "lightening up" seems something that I aspire to! <BR> And as I type here, Beau, the puppy, is eating my chair--chewing on the leg of it---- <BR> He and Tess, the other German, (as in dog)- were wrestling---- <BR> There is never a dull moment here ! <BR> Lord... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 08:33:06 EST Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot predicts the weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991372 Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot, called from Calgary last night--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9757a938-0131-4906-b998-c80715873ce2.jpg"> <BR> Here he is with son#1, the restaurant owner---(His brother is wearing his cap!)- <BR> He said it was only plus 6C out there, IN THE DAY-- <BR> It's coming here--------not to-day......but .....soon--------- <BR> I suppose we should appreciate this heat--- <BR> <BR> My weight is DOWN----1.5 pounds----Youza! <BR> This is recycled f... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 08:27:21 EST Stay OUT OF THE GULLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990788 The grass keeps growing----and to-day I shall start cutting--again! <BR> It's September and someday soon, it should slow down--- <BR> It seems I just cut it, and within the hour, it is long-AGAIN! <BR> The stepper loves me out there, behind the mower-Within an hour, 6000 steps, and more, are on it! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f61a5f6-0271-4820-ad51-f58339a62a06.JPG"> <BR> We live on an acre of land--(some of it is "gully")----I divide the cutting into 3 sections---... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 08:12:04 EST Another reason to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990092 We have many family gatherings---mostly for Birthdays--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5484785-b938-4ff1-b54c-fffa470ee1a6.jpg"> <BR> It's a big family and not everyone to-day , is even in that picture! <BR> I've always looked at son#4's wee girl, and thought, "There is Auntie May"-Himself's sister--- <BR> When I look at son#4's son, I see son#4---They look like the same people. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a4764a4-e7b1-4104-88bc-794b9d1195a... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 07:50:52 EST Will the bear eat skinny people??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989379 Yesterday I did get my walk/jog, in- <BR> I had to plan it---locked the Germans (as in dogs)- inside-grabbed my music, and off I went- <BR> It felt good-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39f18cbd-753b-4db3-9d2b-5dbd687d6a5f.jpg"> <BR> "I am worth it!", I keep telling myself, as I trudged up the highway, looking for bears who might be looking for----""ME""---- <BR> <BR> In this part of the world, the bears are hungry and looking forward to a meal before they head to th... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:45:35 EST Is there ever a perfect Day?--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988611 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61752afb-2317-4a97-9508-a1a75cbc713a.gif"> <BR> Good day----overcast skies here-It will clear----and be warm!- <BR> It seemed so hard to get moving this morning--- <BR> I remembered however how much worse I used to feel--before Spark--- <BR> So, stuff in my life has changed---slowly---- <BR> It has taken years--- <BR> <BR> The worst habit I found hard to stop, was eating before going to bed--- <BR> That has almost come to a halt--- <BR> Now, i... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:52:53 EST and the World carries on..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987869 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3117bf89-f6f0-4bdb-b7ac-4f3ab7a3294d.jpg"> <BR> As I type. I hear a German (as in dog) gnawing behind me on a dog bone! <BR> I vacuum up his teeth----He must be teething----and the chewing helps relieve the soreness. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0da13b5-d212-41be-bef1-fc30cd49910c.JPG"> <BR> Here he is ---Beau, the jumbo pup! <BR> Yesterday I tidied up the front flower bed---pulling huge weeds and adding more perennia... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:44:53 EST The seasons are a changing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63e05ef3-3248-4ed1-8f03-658f78c19794.jpg"> <BR> Just get up--get at it----because you feel better when you do--- <BR> Drink water--lots of it---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afce038b-40f2-4bc0-891c-2309d99e3c6c.jpg"> <BR> 6-8 glasses of water is a lot of water! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c2ceb5b-1ab5-4960-ba46-b0d5e8f97580.jpg"> <BR> It's going to be warm here to-day--water will be welcome! ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:18:45 EST A short motivational pep talk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986715 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f941f318-aeac-4e8d-ac73-6485414e5cdf.jpg"> <BR> ..even a 10 minute workout is better than nothing---- <BR> Studies do show that the people who live longer, are the ones who were active--- <BR> We all do know this---- <BR> And some of my best thoughts, came to me, while I was out trudging along the road--seems the ol' brain is clearer---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c111fe4-f818-4c2a-bf57-3a4e96875006.jpg"> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:53:50 EST Cutting grass adds steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1ce41c7-adfc-4395-81d6-8b9cbc09aa2d.JPG"> <BR> This is our front lawn---It used to look pretty bad---certainly NOT green---- <BR> so , I patched it with top soil--then seeded it--over and over and over--- <BR> The Germans (as in dogs)-"do their thing" on the grass--leaving circles and the grass dies----so--I patch it again--and again-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7eccf3f-7d64-4f27-9449-663be8bde5bc.JPG"> <BR> ..so mu... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:12 EST Changes on Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985601 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ff88a3b-181b-407b-a118-ab75c2c6d9ef.jpg"> <BR> This is me----- <BR> It has been a confusing morning on Spark--- <BR> CHANGES----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!----- <BR> I'm STILL sitting here, trying to figure it all out! <BR> Youza! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b948faf1-157c-4dbc-aa95-e456e1fb12f5.gif"> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:56:42 EST Walking to the rescue and son#2's new adventure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984973 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/640618c9-ebf4-499c-b6a4-f9c2a63adbd3.png"> <BR> He looks like a "flying Demon!--LOL <BR> This is "son#2, the Air Canada Pilot"--in his new 'plane. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11a95e7e-3e5e-4536-a0b3-38d883fd32f6.jpg"> <BR> ..a little better picture of it... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97563720-859d-4559-8bb6-6b0d208e55a9.jpg"> <BR> This is the Airbus 320--what he usually flies---- <BR> His new... 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