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/ Leaving Spark People for now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168060 Hi my dear Spark Friends--- <BR> This morning, I was up at 5-30am--- out walking up the highway by 6am--- I absolutely loved it! I had my walkman on--the birds were singing---- I returned home (7000) steps later--grabbed the Germans and walked them , before the bugs! <BR> This is the time that I usually "Spark"--- <BR> I have decided to forego the Sparking, at least for the summer----a big reason being, that I don't have a lot of time in the morning sit and figure out what they throw at me-... Sun, 22 May 2016 10:17:29 EST I need to read yer blogs to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167364 It's a sunny Saturday---the beginning of a Holiday weekend. <BR> I will get a few plants and begin to prepare the vegetable garden to-day. <BR> Of course all this must be done in the infamous bug suit! <BR> Hopefully the docks can go out this weekend! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3a0bbc7-9a63-4d4d-8751-9b15a3b5e45e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not a good Spark day--- <BR> To-day will be better---"MIND OVER WHAT GOES IN THE MOUTH"! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Sat, 21 May 2016 07:46:23 EST Chattin' it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166767 This is Day #2 of the new change to the home page--- <BR> I see that most of us don't like it---some do though--- <BR> I guess it's a "time element" for me-- <BR> ---plus, I would've very much liked to have had an explanation first-- <BR> Anyway, I thank you all for your comments--- and I shall try to get the back ground colour on my page changed ---get the black offa there! <BR> <BR> On the home front here, the Germans were at the groomers yesterday afternoon. <BR> Himself actually got t... Fri, 20 May 2016 07:49:34 EST New Home Page too confusing-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166085 -This new way to display the home page is VERY confusing! <BR> It worked well before---- <BR> Why on earth have they changed it?--- <BR> <BR> I allow myself about 30 minutes each morning to Spark--- <BR> But trying to figure out the new homepage stuff has taken more time and I still can't see how to change the colour of my homepage---AND display the banner--- <BR> So, I'm offa here----- but---if any of you are better at this than me---could you please help me--- <BR> <BR> I'm gone to wal... Thu, 19 May 2016 07:39:15 EST jess thoughts- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165371 My piano sounds sweet. --(as my Granddaughter says) <BR> You see, yesterday the Piano Tuner came-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72ee82ea-4f9d-45b6-a9c4-75ce5169c3ac.JPG"> <BR> Here he is testing the sound after tuning- <BR> <BR> The piano sounds very melodious after he leaves---tinkles---- <BR> Playing the piano is relaxing--both for me--and the Germans , (as in dogs) who always fall asleep beside me- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99df3bba-07... Wed, 18 May 2016 07:22:55 EST Ask not for whom the Bell Toles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164642 Have you ever thought of how much we rely on machines? <BR> And when they stop, or send out an alarm to tell us to do something to some crucial part of our house,--- all chaos breaks out- <BR> At least that's what happened here last evening! <BR> <BR> Our water system has an alarm on it--a signal to change the UV light and sleeve----It goes off once a year and never fails to send himself (and me)---into panic mode-- <BR> Some year this just might split up our 50 year marriage! <BR> <BR> Yo... Tue, 17 May 2016 07:28:42 EST I wish I were a Princess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163918 The most important thing in my life to-day <BR> --is to take care of "Me"!---- <BR> Lord love a Duck----the question is, how to do this with chores galore -- <BR> <BR> You see, I am the cleaning Lady---the financial officer ----the gardener-- the dog keeper---the meal planner-----sometimes the cook- ---and the Grandmother- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddbd49db-fe51-499f-a9e0-22aed8b21891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone of those titles come with all sorts of problems---- ... Mon, 16 May 2016 07:53:46 EST Ya gotta love to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163246 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b42d9b64-5f9b-47b4-8519-2d5a47ac8180.jpg"> <BR> There is something special about Sundays--- <BR> In this house, the routine is lax---- <BR> Everything happens a tad later-- <BR> Himself cooks Steel cut oats for breakfast-- <BR> I can walk a bit farther---- <BR> Himself will BBQ (hopefully!) <BR> The Grandchildren probably will appear for a visit---as well as son#3, the Policeman might drop in at lunchtime. <BR> Hopefully I will get a wee nap--... Sun, 15 May 2016 07:46:10 EST Trivial Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162612 I've been on here forever this morning, --playing "Trivia"-- <BR> --well, answering questions--- <BR> <BR> You all know, that one must get 3 correct answers to play the game. <BR> Some days--like this morning, it took forever for me to score the winning three--and I'm a nurse--- (I really don't know what that has to do with it!) <BR> <BR> I enjoy doing the "Trivia" thing though--- <BR> I feel as if I am learning about the body--stuff I never realized! <BR> Sometimes I shout downstairs to h... Sat, 14 May 2016 07:40:18 EST A whole lot of chaos going on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161991 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4f1473f-f196-4632-abe8-10067817c5a4.JPG"> <BR> Here care son#1, #3 and #4. <BR> We all were at Son#1's Birthday. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/467caefc-ceb2-4825-bcdb-22dfdfb52809.JPG"> <BR> It really was a lot of fun--lotza Grandchildren! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22c2e055-b5c8-4df2-9454-af529f22c1de.JPG"> <BR> Driving there, I looked at my thumb, which was swollen--for reasons unknown. <BR>... Fri, 13 May 2016 07:50:49 EST A Hurried, short message- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161317 There is a lot of --"No----no no--stop it" while I blog--- <BR> --from me--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69a6d9f6-fe00-49b4-8419-57efc04a2aac.JPG"> <BR> The 2 Germans, as in dogs, waiting for their walk, wrestle here beside me-- <BR> It's always a rush to get them outside , on the back road - <BR> They love their walk. <BR> <BR> I'm usually the only person walking this time of day--- <BR> And it really is the best part of the day---lotza birds---the sun is out- <... Thu, 12 May 2016 07:37:45 EST Smile and just carry on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160626 Some of the construction in our home is nearly done! <BR> Greg the painter will be finished to-day--The "mudder is long gone---and some of the new fencing is already up! <BR> Construction leaves quite the mess, which is impossible to clean up as it progresses! <BR> <BR> Yesterday Himself could not find his car keys- <BR> It was pure chaos--- <BR> Once again the rant was, "I know you threw them out"--(as if eh?)--- <BR> <BR> You see, I've learned over the years to completely disregard th... Wed, 11 May 2016 07:34:38 EST Tough Sparking a new Season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159903 "The only drink we will need is water" <BR> I need to paste that in front of my face everyday! <BR> For the most part, I try to stick to that--- <BR> <BR> But lately , going into the garden, dressed like I live in the jungle--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce426dda-9656-4380-8a51-a8d83685d62f.jpg"> <BR> -The extreme heat of the bug suit ---and working in the sun, makes me so thirsty! <BR> It also sends flashes of ice cold carbonated beverages to my brain--- <BR> <B... Tue, 10 May 2016 07:35:11 EST Just for one day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159187 It's Monday--- <BR> It's sunny---- <BR> a new day---- <BR> To-day I shall try to only have positive thoughts--- <BR> <BR> ---eat less----eat healthy-----stay in my caloric range-- <BR> ---exercise------ <BR> ----smile and be happy----- <BR> oh------and drink water---- <BR> Surely to goodness I can do this to-day---- <BR> --for one day----- <BR> maybe eat more lettuce--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/420df7b5-9020-4ac4-92ed-1b66bdd13d8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 May 2016 07:28:37 EST Like Mother--like me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b936b701-b385-4384-a6f5-b97183335c83.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck!- <BR> Being a Mom is hard! <BR> I've tried to write this blog--- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot called twice--- <BR> Daughter in Ohio just called--- <BR> --then the door----The Germans were barking-----We never answer the door--Who would be coming out here in the middle of nowhere to our door?--- <BR> Finally I heard the door open--and in walked son#1------with a solar gift for ... Sun, 8 May 2016 08:28:10 EST Gold in them thar hills-! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158051 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2222113-e530-491e-92e8-3deaae24200f.jpg"> <BR> I was listening to CBC radio this morning--- <BR> A Chinese Lady was talking about "Mother's Day"----and Birthdays, in the Chinese culture. <BR> Immediately my ears perked up, himself being Chinese--- <BR> This Chinese person, said --(NOW GET THIS!)---- in her culture, her Mom expects a gift of money on Mother's Day---AND-----(This is the best part!)--even the Lady who was speaking---EVEN ON HER... Sat, 7 May 2016 07:41:21 EST Talking to myself a lot now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157435 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07700442-bd3d-441c-bda6-97925a9499b7.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck----It isn't easy! <BR> I have fought off the munchies now , after supper--- <BR> That took about 4 years! <BR> <BR> Now McDonald's serve cold coffee with ice cream in it--- <BR> And I drive by there almost everyday---and that horrid voice inside me, seems to shout at me to stop--- <BR> --but----I haven't------ <BR> <BR> And if you pass me in the new grocery store, and see me mut... Fri, 6 May 2016 07:46:17 EST Fort McMurray on Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156740 Fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada! <BR> That is where the "tar sands" are---where they get oil. <BR> 80,000 people have been evacuated from there---in some fashion. <BR> There is only one road to get there-- <BR> There was grid lock along that highway---people ran out of gas, trying to go South to Edmonton. <BR> I can't imagine the panic----I can't imagine losing a whole city <BR> <BR> And my biggest problem to-day is "trying to shut my mouth"-and keep the calories down, -- trying... Thu, 5 May 2016 07:25:58 EST Mind over all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156054 Yesterday I raked---ran in and out of town several times--- was "a gopher"--- <BR> ----gopher this----gopher wire for "the fence people"--- <BR> This morning I have mosquito bites all up my arms-- <em>40</em> <BR> Here in the north, the black flies are hovering----and the sneaky mosquitoes are here--- <BR> And we still have a pile of snow in the back yard! <BR> <BR> Himself saw a Bear crossing the highway yesterday--- <BR> The ""mud" man, passed a moose on same highway-- <BR> The Wildlife... Wed, 4 May 2016 07:27:31 EST Construction zone in this house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155358 Our house is a construction zone right now-inside--and out- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebd8b966-789d-4c06-8c04-7de3c516155c.jpg"> <BR> Ask me if I'm frazzled---- <BR> I didn't even get to respond to comments on Spark---or read blogs-!!! <BR> <BR> You see, when "Stan the Man" came , like 2 yrs ago!---to fix water pipes, he left us with holes in the ceilings---- <BR> We FINALLY hired a "mudder"----and a painter eventually----They arrive by 9am--- <BR> <BR> And... Tue, 3 May 2016 07:45:46 EST The Sunday Dog!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154527 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02f7855a-b3cc-4bb1-be14-9e6c2ca865c4.jpg"> <BR> -My day began very well yesterday---Spark-wise! <BR> I journaled--exercised------basically did everything right- <BR> However, just before lunch, son#4 arrived with his 2 children--- <BR> -----and--out came-------"the hot dogs"----with chips--fruit----- <BR> --the most dread of all--for me!-- <BR> <BR> I limited myself to one hot dog --WITH 1 roll----- <em>39</em> <BR> ---then---I did "the wal... Mon, 2 May 2016 07:25:40 EST Dancing around the May Pole! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153844 Hurrah, hurrah , the first of May--- <BR> Outdoor "necking" starts to-day-- <BR> Laughing away, we used to chant that, when in high school! <BR> --I don't remember it ever happening tho--- <BR> <BR> Another song , we used to chant on May 1st, was, "We'll dance around the May Pole"----and we'd watch young girls in white dresses, and white streamers , pulling them around a decorated pole-- <BR> I don't remember ever doing that either, but, always thought it would be fun! <BR> <BR> To-day o... Sun, 1 May 2016 08:08:54 EST My Favourite day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/659b1323-f299-48df-ac46-cc99a45425a2.JPG"> <BR> THE LAKE IS OPEN----- <BR> HURRAHHHHhhhhh------------ <BR> <BR> The Robins are here---- (no geese yet!)---rain is coming to-morrow--- <BR> The grass will get green--- <BR> The dog is neutered-- Himself's tax receipts are off to the accountant--- <BR> ------but------ <BR> <BR> Is the body ready?- <BR> NO---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1bf5cc6-089b-4c1b-8977-03b0a927df... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:52:39 EST WE ARE BACKkkkkkk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152649 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/460ea1e9-0b48-4981-9dd9-15ab57ed3d47.jpg"> <BR> We took Beau the 1 yr old, German (as in dog)-up the highway yesterday, for his surgery-- <BR> He needed to be "neutered"--- <BR> It was a 2 hr trip--- <BR> He survived the trip pretty good----looked as if he slept in the back seat--- <BR> --or so we thought- <BR> When we arrived---opened the back door---poor fellow was lying in, and covered in, a pool of "drool"----lots of it---- <BR> <BR> We t... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:25:09 EST already vomiting--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151906 Today we will be off to the Soo---- <BR> Beau is going to the vet along the way- <BR> Hopefully he won't upchuck in the car-- --see y'all later <BR> oh Lord Love A Duck <BR> <BR> He just vomited--in his bed--- Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:32:26 EST already vomiting--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151905 Today we will be off to the Soo---- <BR> Beau is going to the vet along the way- <BR> Hopefully he won't upchuck in the car-- --see y'all later <BR> oh Lord Love A Duck <BR> <BR> He just vomited--in his bed--- Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:32:24 EST It's not easy being me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151236 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29593bf9-566f-4670-bbc4-ce2c125aeeeb.JPG"> <BR> Believe it or not--we still have ice on the lake---- <BR> One warm sunny day will break it up--- <BR> <BR> And to-morrow, Beau, the German year old pup, goes to-morrow to be neutered-- <BR> -that means a 2 hr drive up the highway, to the vet--- <BR> That will be interesting for sure with his "carsick" problem! <BR> <BR> My weight is the same-hovering just above ONEDERLAND--- <BR> Drastic measure... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:16:24 EST So you want a dog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150531 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0047b4e5-e5ac-4784-9cb5-b93e76db34c7.jpg"> <BR> This morning--AGAIN---I woke to Beau, the German, (as in dog) --gagging --in his clean bed----in the bed I just washed yesterday!-- <BR> One thing , for sure---- It got me out of my bed--fast----shouting-----"Beau is vomiting"---- <BR> Himself finally heard me----and ushered this dog out-- <BR> Beau needed food--fast---- <BR> <BR> We've always had dogs---- <BR> I sometimes wonder why---- <BR> Y... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:25:09 EST Too much in my head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149749 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd216e12-25e4-4caf-9a98-78b57c94b933.JPG"> <BR> This was taken this morning-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fc44576-d0fe-4c06-be2e-b5454011dbdd.JPG"> <BR> --this too--- <BR> The weather is not warming up---but, how can we doubt that things are turning out the way they should, when we see this?--- <BR> <BR> Sometimes I do doubt various events going on in my world-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:25:58 EST Himself with me "on hold"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149101 Himself has been harping at me to get rid of channels on the TV- <BR> It seemed like a good idea to me--I could already see dollar signs going down! <BR> <BR> There are very few programs that I watch---- <BR> I surmised it might be a problem with himself, being a tennis fanatic and a lover of boxing. <BR> However, he passed me his very long list of desired channels--- <BR> "You make sure they (the TV. company)---keep these ", he announced---"These are all sports channels". <BR> <BR> I cal... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:28:20 EST Dreamin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148478 We live on a lake-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7155e74-0bec-44c2-b938-782361d3b60b.JPG">- <BR> This time of year, the ice is usually gone- <BR> -not this year--yet! <BR> It's the time of year we don't go on that side of the house, as the 2 Germans , (as in dogs) might run out onto the ice---- <BR> We are hoping that in the next week, the ice will break-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72c50a8b-1d33-457f-b32b-e65c43fd7956.JPG"> <BR> -----and-... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:13:27 EST no hitting or biting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29f7ad6c-8ae8-4589-803f-ecd8092a0abd.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday our day went to the dogs---- <BR> You see, Tess , the older German needed shots-- <BR> We drove (me with my new glasses)--to the next town to our vet--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfe1ef67-83f2-4067-80c0-e81751134022.jpg"> <BR> Beau , the year old German stayed home with a dog sitter--- <BR> It was a traumatic day for him--separation anxiety from Tess --and us!... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:52:11 EST Home sweet Home ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147045 I'm not a good traveller---- <BR> I envy people who can leave their wee part of the world, for weeks on end, and head off to multi countries-- <BR> Himself and I are happy in a new environment-a vacation spot---for about 3 days----then it's off home for us! <BR> We used to enjoy being away----Our house was smaller then, and a hotel room--or two, was a happy replacement to our home, 'specially with an entourage of 5 and more children, which we lugged along with us. <BR> <BR> Perhaps it comes ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:31:02 EST The Solar Dryer and I bought the Shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146250 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/480eff00-013c-4151-a78c-c9460fe969f9.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday --for the first time this Spring----I HUNG OUT THE CLOTHES- <BR> --on the line-----outside----- <BR> I'm emphasizing this-----well--to brag--a bit! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34abad2c-f4dd-4d02-8e3e-1a46b17cf5a3.jpg"> <BR> No-one-----it seems--for miles around , hangs out laundry-- <BR> The line extends from the deck, overlooking the lake, out, towards the lake... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:21:56 EST When stuff doesn't go right--go left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145499 Yesterday was a day where everything went wrong-- <BR> The TV man never showed up with the new receiver--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c940906c-b9a4-4d3a-8b37-b6a70877c869.jpg"> <BR> The Germans (as in dogs)-got out onto the back road--as the fence is down in areas due to the snow and frost still in the ground-They chased an arrogant man's 2 large dogs. He refuses to leash his canines---so there was a noisy hallabalu out there--with Himself and I making it worse,... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:30:55 EST Up--and at-er! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144704 Spring has sprung in Northern Ontario-- <BR> Yesterday the temperature rose to 22C---- <BR> ---I raked-------wore shorts--- <BR> We still have snow in areas of the lawn-so my trying to clean up was limited-- <BR> As I type, I hear the Sand Hill Cranes , outside , screeching, as they fly over --- <BR> But--(that big "butt" again)-the lake is covered with ice --still--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f06ded7-7cdd-4c15-9a86-786a48ee531e.JPG"> <BR> I don't go on that si... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:39:15 EST Spring Sparkly thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144062 Sunday---a more relaxed day-- <BR> The sun is out--- <BR> And I really believe that SPRING has SPRUNG in this area--- <BR> It went up to 70 yesterday here--- <BR> -Himself is even wearing a short sleeved shirt---! <BR> <BR> And am I slim---and trim? <BR> NOOOOOOOOOO!--- <BR> Lord love a Duck---- <BR> <BR> And how do I intend to get the ol' body looking sleek----? <BR> #1.---JOURNAL-----online-keep the calories at the allotted amount--- <BR> #2----Run thru the new grocery with the bakery an... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:29:47 EST SEEING is everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143358 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8d27e41-eae2-45cb-bd79-b095bda578a4.jpg"> <BR> It's amazing what I can see now-- <BR> You see, I have new glasses---a couple new pair! <BR> One pair , are my piano glasses--- <BR> I can now see the notes. in the book---YOUZA! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faa9634d-ac78-4852-879b-9a866331a483.jpg"> <BR> Usually when I play the piano----the 2 Germans (as in dogs) position themselves, beside the piano--and fall asleep- <BR... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:37:01 EST Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142712 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27639b5f-360b-4ad8-ad0d-30a2cb920f6a.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess wish eh? <BR> <BR> The weekend here means a little more time---- <BR> More time to get a longer walk in---- <BR> -not as much stress to get himself off to work-- <BR> And if I'm lucky, Himself just might help me vacuum--- <BR> <BR> --more time to think about healthy foods--- <BR> --get the water into the frig ready to drink-- <BR> --more time to read "Beck"--- <BR> Smiling at "older... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:34:26 EST NOT a good week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141973 This is weigh-in day-- <BR> I did not lose weight--- <BR> I did not try hard enough---- <BR> I did not gain weight---good thing---- <BR> --But I could've done better--- <BR> My downfall last week, was eating after supper----not reading Beck's book to get my mind in gear-- <BR> I am not proud--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/831b24ba-b9e6-48a7-8a87-04fb1da0f425.gif"> <BR> I know I can do better--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc49d730-26f3-4ca6-... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:20:58 EST Turtles and Birthday Suits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141250 Sticking to an "eating plan", every day, for 7 days is hard--- <BR> You see, once a week, I step on the scales-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73a15e90-48c5-450a-8aa7-5d666fbf5be2.jpg"> <BR> So , to stop my tears from flowing----that means 7 long days to make good decisions- <BR> --to not have too many unplanned indiscretions in my food plan- <BR> Everyday , there are 24 hrs---- <BR> Some days my head is crammed with voices telling me---"If you bite it-write it"----an... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:21:33 EST A short dream-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7e50eca-24af-4302-a64b-4ba608306fb5.jpg"> <BR> Relaxin'----sitting by the side of the bay---- <BR> Reading----- <BR> -in the warmth of the sun---- <BR> I wanna be this person----- <BR> And she's not overweight---- <BR> And it looks warm----and sunny----- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3caf3459-3b61-4273-8877-f0db93559577.png"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:05:28 EST Mother Nature is waiting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139646 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d93402d0-3f59-45a3-93f1-bbabaeeaa896.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday was Grand Daughter's Confirmation --- <BR> Son#3 (her Dad) and her Mom had a celebration for her--- <BR> -----with a cake--- <BR> ----AND-----I ATE IT! <em>4</em> <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> <BR> I'm beginning to think , however, that Mother Nature must be stalling-- <BR> -like--waiting with the warm weather-----for me to get my act together--- <BR> ---like--to stop eating cake----a... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:21:49 EST Sparkly thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138959 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c92dddc-d6a9-4afd-be06-086fd9304f40.JPG"> <BR> This is the new grocery store--- <BR> Eventually it will be a new strip mall too! <BR> Our other mall collapsed ---about 5 yrs ago-- <BR> <BR> I was in the new store yesterday and --I DID NOT SUCCUMB to the freshly baked bread- <BR> I had made my mind up before going there---to walk through the aromas, and get to the veggies and then the meat section. <BR> Isn't it funny how one must get the pl... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:22:50 EST Beast mode on--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138313 Well, it's Saturday----grocery shopping day-- <BR> We have a new store here---a really modern large store-WITH A BAKERY! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c04d4cfe-b1f4-4f6b-b474-c4c19330f0f4.jpg"> <BR> The smell of the fresh bread drifts through this place- <BR> I shall not succumb to it----I shall "stick to my guns"---"Spark Healthy"--"Stay within the caloric range"-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!--- <BR> -"THE WHITER THE BREAD_ THE SOONER YU"RE DEAD"--- <BR> I shall chant that... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 07:48:09 EST Spa Day for the Germans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137645 The Germans are heading down the highway very soon-- <BR> It's their SPA Day---- <BR> And they need it! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7211dfbc-4777-4b16-b179-32ad39cf256c.JPG"> <BR> The blog will be cut short --for now-- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32a46823-3569-4120-9fd2-7dfe63493ce5.JPG"> <BR> Me in my new glasses will catch you later--- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> I will be able to see the road! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 07:25:13 EST Short n' cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/407bf7b5-f1f9-43ce-8ca1-70464554fa64.jpg"> <BR> Yes, we are in the midst of another winter storm-- <BR> But I continue to prepare for "the shedding" of the winter wear- <BR> Yesterday was another "white knuckle ride" to town for hair care- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/565a1b20-624b-46b3-9312-28424b3c804a.jpg"> <BR> The agenda for to-day however, besides trying NOT to spend too much time looking out the window at the whi... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:30:41 EST The eternal optimist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136102 Looking out the window , we have SNOW falling-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/917d7ddd-3ea1-4022-b274-d08a21ffb946.gif"> <BR> I know however that in the North, Spring usually arrives with a BANG! <BR> --one day cold--the next extremely hot! <BR> So I continue to lug out the summer clothes--the flip flops---himself's summer shirts- <BR> One must be an Optimist---- <BR> <BR> I am reading Beck's book on thinking like a thin person--- <BR> Again, I am trying to be the Op... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 07:22:59 EST Thinking Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd4a2459-fb47-4a4b-998d-a7370b1a3c47.png"> <BR> It's another cold morning here in the North- <BR> It's minus 17 C---- <BR> It seems like I should "bulk up" in this crazy coldness! <BR> Like--Who will see me in my parka? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca4a29f0-a4bc-4bdb-bac8-d39dcd26e7f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hard to believe--It's APRIL--- <BR> I know----really-----that Spring is eventually going to arrive-- <BR> I must "think... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 07:22:23 EST A Robin on the Windowsil---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134486 I saw a Robin yesterday-- <BR> --a good sign of better weather to come! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b19f404-e8d3-47d7-96f3-001314cf950b.jpg"> <BR> I told this poor little Robin to hang in--- <BR> Next week will be warmer--I hope! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/128608c4-6a11-4fd5-b01a-eaec33447379.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday was son#4's , 7 yr old son's Birthday--- <BR> We were at his party--- <BR> He got a new 2 wheel bike---another sign that Spring... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 07:13:23 EST