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/ Short 'n determined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938304 Lord love a Duck-----life is busy! <BR> It's hot-----It's buggy-----The garden needs to get done--- The grass needs cutting---- <BR> And it's a battle of the bulge for the ol' body--- <BR> I guess, it's "mind over matter"-----fight the bad foods----keep moving----get in chunks of exercise---and never give up! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a7a1371-a3d7-4e49-a88d-64cf25750a8b.jpg"> <BR> It's all about "life"---living---Sparking--and trying--- <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 07:11:20 EST Being kind------in a new month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937675 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4f835ca-08ff-457b-8236-cc4fae6f452f.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday the docks went out----That means summer has really begun--- <em>244</em> <BR> I weed whacked---(Himself watched Mr Beau Jangles--)- <BR> AND------it was windy--which meant not as many blackflies--- <em>244</em> <BR> However, I was so thirsty when I came inside, I drank whatever I could get my hands on---Lord love a Duck!--- <BR> So, from now on, I shall garden with a cooler beside m... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:07:06 EST Life goes on-and on-and on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937142 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a812d4b1-b13f-4d1d-bbf9-26d4390594a3.JPG"> <BR> Here are the 2 Germans--Tess with Mr Beau Jangles---- <BR> If you ever wonder about yer marriage--get a puppy--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5c1c9c2-23df-4667-b05a-b77aed4442cf.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck----It does test it! <BR> <BR> But---things are better to-day--Himself got to do his "survey" online--- <BR> I got to cut the grass---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Sun, 31 May 2015 08:06:02 EST A puppy can test a marriage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936641 Getting a puppy can test yer marriage--- <BR> We took Mr Bo-Jangles (the puppy) to the groomer yesterday--- <BR> He vomited----in his crate--in the car-at the groomers--on the way home-- <BR> It was awful! <BR> When we arrived home, I handed the "vomit-y" smelly puppy to himself--asked him to let him walk around the front yard, while I cleaned up the car----the crate---me---- <BR> When I turned around, the puppy was nowhere to be seen----with himself trying to help me with the smelly messy ve... Sat, 30 May 2015 07:40:44 EST Friday and Sparking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936103 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/459983b1-d2e2-4c2a-87ba-07c5e788d778.jpg"> <BR> It feels like we live in the jungle----mosquitoes galore!!! <BR> To-day they predict rain, which will only make them multiply-- <BR> I still dawn the bug suit, even just to walk Tess, the German-- <BR> And the weekend is nearly here----When you are a "sparkly person", weekends are a time to try for more exercise----I have learned that even an extra 10 minutes here and there thru out the day, helps... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:09:44 EST LIFE is good--even tho I smell like a puppy!-Lord love a Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935549 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dced2be-d67c-4ad0-af43-cde5f1718539.jpg"> <BR> Life IS a gift----and to extend it, having a good sense of humor helps----moving more----trying not to dwell on sadness---eating less----drinking water---passing by the candy dish--maybe filling it with broccoli----hugging yer "himself" more, instead of always shouting, "'You must be deaf!---HOW MANY TIMES MUST I REPEAT IT?"--- <BR> Life is crazy busy-----but--taking even 5 minutes to sit down and... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:05:36 EST Fashion---Beau the pup---and Im pooped! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934984 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b267d3d4-6f07-41c5-ab5c-97adc74be06c.jpg"> <BR> This is the "formal wear" here right now--the bug suit! <BR> This is me , in my bug suit---- <BR> You see, it's blackfly season in Northern Ontario. <BR> Blackflies descend upon us, May 24 weekend , and if the weather is hot and dry, they disappear in about 3 weeks----- <BR> But (the big "butt" again)---it is wet --rainy--cool--- <BR> Bugs multiply in damp rainy weather--- <BR> <BR> I hear Beau-... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:12:43 EST Nowhere is where I'm going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934385 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f365a53a-dbca-4942-b7a7-a4734f6c01a6.JPG"> <BR> Well--here are the 2 Germans----Tess tolerating the new puppy a lot better this morning--Funny how he ""weasels" his way in!--- <BR> Life is busy here-- <BR> We have another rainy wet day too--- <BR> So----serious "watching what GOES INTO THE MOUTH TO-DAY"---- <BR> Exercise--water----- <BR> Lord love a Duck----get cracking here!-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6da083cc-047... Tue, 26 May 2015 07:16:44 EST Trials on getting naked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933804 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73725f39-f962-49d1-bb43-c151c130a1a5.JPG"> <BR> These are Grandchildren---It was a Birthday Party--- <BR> We left the puppy Beau at home---We crated him--- <BR> Tess the other German (as in dog) was with him--- <BR> She has had a bit of a set back with her toe nail having to be removed, but began to eat yesterday once again---I have been soaking her foot in Epsom salts. <BR> <BR> Himself has been on night duty with Beau -(-Himself did not want... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:47:59 EST A Puppy's diet--and our dilemma! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933369 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e28fee8-a83f-4afe-a22f-09cdab9ff1cc.jpg"> <BR> This is "Mr Beau Jangles", the puppy-- <BR> Beau , as we call him,--- or, "Puppy-Puppy"----which is about the only thing he responds to right now-- <BR> Himself is always shouting, "No no no" --to him----as he chews everything-=-mostly the edges of rugs----the leather sofa---or pretty much everything that we own! <BR> Anyway, he came on a "raw meat diet"----raw chicken-liver-pork-heart-- <BR> I... Sun, 24 May 2015 08:17:16 EST Our house, the dog park? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932882 My kids think our house is a dog park! <BR> They descend upon us, with their children, who are welcome whole heartedly----but-they also bring......THEIR DOGS! <BR> And with our 2 Germans (as in dogs)- plus their multitude, there is a lot of fur flying , inside and out! <BR> After son #3 left last night--(they had come out to see Mr Beau Jangles, the puppy)----little Beau, in all his excitement, proceeded to pee and poop-----in our living room--on the carpet--- <BR> -He had never done that bef... Sat, 23 May 2015 07:30:02 EST All because of broccoli! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932365 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e760f79-fae8-4be5-9c89-de4d869dfc53.jpg"> <BR> This is Mr Beau Jangles--the new German Shepherd puppy---the new GERMAN--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/447ee82f-8cf9-4dd5-a640-8c5a4b4b0a7d.jpg"> <BR> This is Tess--the 4yr old German--as in Shepherd--- <BR> Yesterday I took Tess to a vet in the next town---I thought she had some sort of growth on her toe--- <BR> It turned out, her nail had been torn, and was hanging ther... Fri, 22 May 2015 07:00:48 EST -keep yer mind on health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931813 --nothing like a "puppy" to keep yer hands out of the cookie jar! <BR> --my weight has dropped----so good-----just hope I can keep it off! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c602c1e-6a1d-473d-8fd5-9515fa7cc834.jpg"> <BR> Here is "Beau", the puppy--with Tess- <BR> I am driving to the vet in the next town to-day with Tess, as she has a growth on her toe---STRESS again in my life----- <BR> Will it be just a benign thing-----????--hope so! <BR> Himself will be here with My Bea... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:56:37 EST Carry on Nurse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930974 Well--turmoil--sadness----a new puppy----LOL-----It all sends yer life into a tail spin-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/640a56b2-83c8-4775-b300-c2c191ff754f.jpg"> <BR> I wish I could lie down in the middle of a road and yell and scream--like a child!--- <BR> Lord Love A Duck!--- <BR> But--(isn't there always that big "butt"?)--as a member of "Spark University"---one might go off the wagon in times of extreme stress, but----one never completely loses all control---Prais... Tue, 19 May 2015 19:16:44 EST Beau the pup in a crazy household! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930440 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/492fafdf-0b6a-4963-b965-fbec668b4b05.jpg"> <BR> This is "Mr Beau Jangles"---or--Beau--- <BR> He really has turned our life completely upside down! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57d7a559-4f66-47f6-b34e-54e701d3f990.jpg"> <BR> Here he is with our very sad Tess--She misses her friend Coal--- <BR> Hopefully she will accept this little fella soon-- <BR> <BR> We did not expect to get this particular puppy--- <BR> The breeder... Mon, 18 May 2015 22:09:24 EST New puppy!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929797 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9010ced3-d676-4850-96ac-82e677254eda.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/682567fd-cca3-4bb0-b3db-5d0d7387d615.JPG"> <BR> It's the pup with the blue collar--- <BR> We are pooped right now-- <BR> <BR> Our house is in shambles-- <BR> We are in puppy world---- <BR> <BR> We drove to Sault St Marie to-day to get him--- <BR> It's a long story-I shall tell you about it to-morrow-- Sun, 17 May 2015 20:22:16 EST - hangin' in ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929024 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4015ab41-314e-4aea-8a94-6292a3e2e296.jpg"> <BR> Spark is a completely changed lifestyle-- <BR> I don't drink pop--- <BR> I eat burgers without a roll-- <BR> I exercise--move more--- <BR> I try to count calories---- <BR> <BR> I am sad still however after losing my friend Coal--- <BR> Degenerative Myelopathy--his hind end lost muscle--- <BR> We had to put him down-- <BR> Himself is afraid of that happening to him I think-=-as he walked with me... Sat, 16 May 2015 09:06:29 EST Yu guys lifted me up----Youza! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928463 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22398219-a347-49e5-988f-dae62a2cd05c.jpg"> <BR> and in Canada, this is Victoria Day Weekend--a Holiday weekend--- <BR> <BR> Well----it takes a lot of energy to cry a whole day---- <BR> That's just about how yesterday went! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d63a5627-2dbc-4d7c-8813-8fbf95845aca.gif"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9aed4670-748d-4b52-b5c2-60165b19f497.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Fri, 15 May 2015 07:06:11 EST it's time----- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927893 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ea8d37b-1fc6-437a-902e-2a50bd0d2c3d.jpg"> <BR> This is probably me----going to Heaven--- <BR> You see, Coal must be "put down" to-day---- <BR> We got up this morning, to pooh all over our dining room-- <BR> Poor Coal has no control over his bowels-- <BR> The last time this happened, the vet talked me out of this--- <BR> It has been torture for himself and I--- <BR> SO----This IS the day! <BR> I shall not cry-----It is for the best--- <BR> <im... Thu, 14 May 2015 06:53:37 EST Never give up (or die trying!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927333 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0a7245b-ea48-42df-aad9-9648a9206ec5.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck!-This wee fella is determined! <BR> Yesterday I stuck to the calories I had planned---It was just over 1200 calories. <BR> And I didn't die overnight, from starvation! <BR> In fact, I wasn't even hungry at bedtime! <BR> The weight is the same to-day though-- <BR> <BR> It's sunny---only plus 2C----and lookin' mighty much like a good walking day! <BR> I shall drink more water- <BR... Wed, 13 May 2015 07:03:56 EST Determination when life is tough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926763 Poor people in Nepal----How can children --people--keep going ? <BR> And here I complain about Hay Fever--Blackflies---mice----bears--- <BR> <BR> To-day I shall drink more water--- <BR> But I shall journal--ALL DAY----- <BR> If I bite it-I shall write it! <BR> Somehow it will be hard to write foods that I don't need---- <BR> <BR> So, it's time to hit the Dreadmill, walk the Germans (as in dogs)- <BR> Coal, the Shepherd with mobility problems, walks, maybe 2 houses up the road-Tess and I wal... Tue, 12 May 2015 07:18:32 EST To-day I shall.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926168 To-day I shall drink more water==== <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1450417312.jpg"> <BR> What will you do to improve yer body to-day? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055408643.jpg"> <BR> and-----Lord Love A Duck!--I shall tell himself that I love him--- <BR> A little love goes a long way! Mon, 11 May 2015 06:50:00 EST Very short-----but ---sweet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925669 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18103779.jpg"> <BR> Enjoy a day set aside for Mothers! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390317010.jpg"> Sun, 10 May 2015 08:23:31 EST Sorta Deep thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925222 I haven't answered all you Sparkly People the past few days--I read your comments though and I smile --and cry----happiness--sadness and such encouraging words- <BR> Sometimes life asks us to go through so much--and we do it----and it sure helps to share all this with each other-- <BR> The tough part is to keep the calories DOWN----as we go through it all--- <BR> <BR> OK---We still have Coal--our mammoth German (as in dog)-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15190007... Sat, 9 May 2015 08:47:31 EST Weekend thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924672 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l604749256.jpg"> <BR> The weekend is just about here! <BR> "If you bite it----write it!"----and my favourite, as you are walking through the baking section of your grocery store--"The whiter the bread--the sooner you're dead!"- <BR> <BR> Lots going on here to-day--Stan the man will be here to add trim to the sunroom---Lord Love A Duck--that in itself requires patience on my part to keep his coffee cup full---and keep the Germans, (as in do... Fri, 8 May 2015 07:33:44 EST Hangin' in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924094 Sunshine ----no snow--or ice! <BR> Life is so much easier in the summer----walking on the back road is enjoyable! <BR> I see robins----sand hill cranes fly over--the leaves are coming out-- <BR> and......the Hay Fever!--soon...the blackflies ..... <BR> I CAN handle life so much better! <BR> <BR> Why the new attitude?--I stopped taking the "Aerius"----for the Hay Fever---- <BR> Lord love a Duck! It made me sad-----It made me grouchy---- <BR> Himself put a spray in my hands to replace that m... Thu, 7 May 2015 07:32:38 EST just saying--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923508 Well, I walk a lot---- <BR> ..as much as I can fit into my day- <BR> I only see one other person, ever, walking--- <BR> There are about 20 homes along this road in the bush- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2074778754.jpg"> <BR> Almost everyone on our road, are retired--many have various kinds of cancer---sad! <BR> Yesterday I drove our neighbour's wife , to the hospital in town, to visit her hubby, who is a unique individual---Italian----with a huge demand all the ti... Wed, 6 May 2015 07:15:16 EST Positively positive!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922869 Most days, I just routinely carry on---- <BR> To-day I shall inwardly, be conscious of the gift of life, as I carry on--- <BR> For instance, everyday I walk 2 dogs----I do it--as fast as I can, to get home and get on with another chore. <BR> To-day I shall savour this walk---- <BR> If this was my final walk--would I appreciate what is around me more? <BR> ....probably---- <BR> <BR> I have a very negative, opinionated neighbour-- <BR> Yesterday I felt like bashing her over her head, as I rep... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:02:51 EST Is it time to get naked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922257 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054986883.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess love it????---the sign was a gift from our daughter----- <BR> Yesterday, I finally put it up-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1407491234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Himself is Chinese---born in Jamaica---so, our children are blended---LOL <BR> They are so fortunate--They have 2 cultures---well, my Scottish heritage--and their Caribbean/Chinese background- <BR> <BR> No more mice appeared in t... Mon, 4 May 2015 08:03:32 EST Is it time to get naked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922256 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054986883.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess love it????---the sign was a gift from our daughter----- <BR> Yesterday, I finally put it up-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1407491234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Himself is Chinese---born in Jamaica---so, our children are blended---LOL <BR> They are so fortunate--They have 2 cultures---well, my Scottish heritage--and their Caribbean/Chinese background- <BR> <BR> No more mice appeared in t... Mon, 4 May 2015 08:03:32 EST Is it time to get naked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922255 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054986883.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess love it????---the sign was a gift from our daughter----- <BR> Yesterday, I finally put it up-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1407491234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Himself is Chinese---born in Jamaica---so, our children are blended---LOL <BR> They are so fortunate--They have 2 cultures---well, my Scottish heritage--and their Caribbean/Chinese background- <BR> <BR> No more mice appeared in t... Mon, 4 May 2015 08:03:25 EST Himself, the trapper! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921677 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l334577108.jpg"> <BR> This is the new sunroom----built last summer--by son#4--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l97520735.jpg"> <BR> Here is the inside ----a beautiful place to "set yer body down" in bug season---which is rapidly approaching. <BR> <BR> We had an electrician in to wire it this past week---- <BR> He had to take up floor boards to wire a ceiling fan in-(a long story)- <BR> So---we have a mouse problem n... Sun, 3 May 2015 08:10:03 EST A Mouse in the house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921207 If I keep doing what I've always been doing--I will always stay the same weight---- <BR> To-day I shall walk more----wear the stepper--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835062333.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I DID buy the shoes---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck! <BR> <BR> Last evening , while playing the piano--relaxin'--I heard a kafuffle---thought it was Tess, the German (as in dog) chasing the cat-----I got up to look----- <BR> IT WAS SNOOP THE CAT WITH A MOUSE____in our house---... Sat, 2 May 2015 08:36:45 EST Outdoor Necking starts to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920627 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1885178891.jpg"> <BR> I am DOWN another half a pound--on the way to ONEDERLAND-less than 10 pounds to go- <em>244</em> <BR> ----mostly because I have thought out what goes into the mouth a lot! <BR> Lord Love A Duck! <BR> It's all of you cheering me on---- <BR> And water --lotza water---- <BR> May Day-----and we all should be dancing around that May Pole <BR> <BR> We , as kids, would sing too-"Hurrah, hurrah, the 1st of May, <BR> Outdo... Fri, 1 May 2015 07:58:22 EST Outdoor Necking starts to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920626 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1885178891.jpg"> <BR> I am DOWN another half a pound--on the way to ONEDERLAND-less than 10 pounds to go- <em>244</em> <BR> ----mostly because I have thought out what goes into the mouth a lot! <BR> Lord Love A Duck! <BR> It's all of you cheering me on---- <BR> And water --lotza water---- <BR> May Day-----and we all should be dancing around that May Pole <BR> <BR> We , as kids, would sing too-"Hurrah, hurrah, the 1st of May, <BR> Outdo... Fri, 1 May 2015 07:58:22 EST Hurrah hurrah-Its almost the 1st of May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920054 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1511918621.jpg"> <BR> Another half a pound off the ol' frame to-day--- <BR> Oh if I could only make it to Onederland---soon!!!! <BR> It's SO much, "mind over matter"-----"think thin thoughts"----"just go to bed in the evenings with a good book"-----AWAY from the kitchen!-----evenings are so hard! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582996634.jpg"> <BR> The ice has broken away from the shore here-which means the do... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:05:17 EST Beating the recycled weight---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919494 Stress--causes ---weight gain----- <BR> But, I have 2.5 lbs off--(ONCE AGAIN!)-----recycled fat---- <BR> Lord love a Duck!--It was a lot of mind over matter! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l250715352.jpg"> <BR> planning-----thinking-----drinking water----walking----reading comments from Sparkly people doing the same as me--trying to get healthier in a world full of fast food--- <BR> We have been eating more at home --- <BR> You do eat more veggies at home-- <BR> <BR>... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:09:50 EST Old-er women might look funny--but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918923 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2078124290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's a lot of "stuff" that maybe you didn't know about --(ahem..)---old-er women-- <BR> ....'specially women of a certain age that have been married-----sorta--forever!~ <BR> <BR> The good things are that they really do have a lot of patience---- <BR> -They've had to deal with their grown children, and take all these kids idiosyncrasies with a grain of salt! <BR> Old-er women do have mouths like megaphones---... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:08:35 EST Quiet acceptance--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918339 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l721033026.jpg"> <BR> 'tis Monday-----Prayers for those in earthquake areas-----and hurricane places---- <BR> <BR> Nothing eventful happens where I live--- <BR> We are smack-dab, on the solid Precambrian shield--rock everywhere--- <BR> And on the edge of the Boreal Forest-----which does make for interesting hiking trails up and down some mountains and lotza tall pine trees---birch and maple trees--- <BR> Within 10 miles of us, the tree line... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:23:37 EST I shudda been a Pirate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917819 Sunday and all is well----- <BR> Well, in the dog department! <BR> Coal the German (as in Shepherd)-with degenerative myelopathy---(a weak and degenerating rear end)- is still alive--- <BR> It's been 2 days --and no more bowels emptying in our house--the leg still drags--but----he walks , eats , barks---and my tears are nearly stopped! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1370856612.jpg"> <BR> This is Coal--- <BR> <BR> He was put on a med to stop any pain as his condition... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:13:18 EST Well---He's still here---for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917335 Well------Coal is still with us---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907779257.jpg"> <BR> This is Coal---our 10-11 yr old German---Degenerative Myopathy----The nerves of his spinal column are going causing one leg (so far) to be dragged--and now a loss of his bowels-- <BR> We managed to control Coal emptying them in the house yesterday--mostly by me being outside with him--- <BR> We decided to give him this weekend-----I have an appointment with our vet, Monday at 4pm... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:17:07 EST Well---He's still here---for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917334 Well------Coal is still with us---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907779257.jpg"> <BR> This is Coal---our 10-11 yr old German---Degenerative Myopathy----The nerves of his spinal column are going causing one leg (so far) to be dragged--and now a loss of his bowels-- <BR> We managed to control him emptying them in the house yesterday--mostly by me being outside with him--- <BR> We decided to give him this weekend-----I have an appointment with our vet, Monday at 4pm-... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:17:06 EST Hug yer pet----for Coal-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916806 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214338650.jpg"> <BR> I think------I--have--to --take Coal to Heaven---to the door----- <BR> I hope he will be waiting there when its my turn---- <BR> Lynda Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:47:39 EST You guys are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916228 Thanks all you big time Sparkly People! <BR> You are great ones to support others in life! <BR> Coal, our big German (as in Shepherd)-really had an uneventful day-- <BR> In other wards, he didn't die-yet! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1829833742.jpg"> <BR> I have spoken to the vet who assures me that he will be around when it's the right time, to help him--and me--- <BR> It seems that its a wasting away of the nerves in his hind end--which means, soon he won't be ab... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:17:57 EST We are losing a German! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915594 <em>46</em> <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Coal, our 10 yr old Shepherd----well, he is going into his 11th yr----is NOT doing well- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697961539.jpg"> <BR> He is losing control of his hind end--- <BR> Lately he has been losing control of his bowels-----in the house--- <BR> The nerves in his hind end are gone--- <BR> And he has lost the ability to climb stairs--- <BR> I know what I have to do----- <BR> It is hard tho <BR> C... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:16:56 EST Himself teaches me patience? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914995 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1386519715.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck-----We have snow falling!--- <BR> Of course it's melting before it hits the ground---- <BR> Me thinks this might be an "indoor day""---maybe a day where we don't look outside! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1047694387.jpg"> <BR> The weather is beyond my control---- <BR> But---I CAN control what goes into the mouth--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:13 EST The rain in Spain--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914358 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l970139958.jpg"> <BR> Our snow is melting----- <BR> I even see water along the shore of the lake--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1252761897.jpg"> <BR> This is a very late Spring--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154737885.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday, I raked-and raked---- <BR> It's raining to-day , which means, -----no raking! <BR> Youza!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:29:26 EST Eat everything????--No..no..no... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913800 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1941838985.jpg"> <BR> Crazy theories that don't work!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l593370312.jpg"> <BR> No--No No!!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1317028774.jpg"> <BR> This is my all-time favourite!---Doncha just wish that you could?--LOL <BR> <BR> Tis Sunday----but, Sunday IS a great day to count calories--keep moving--We all are perishable items----and it's ""mind over matter""--... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:54:54 EST Spring has sprung- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1179983021.jpg"> <BR> Good morning---- <BR> Spring has sprung------the grass is riz---I wonder where the Boidies iz? <BR> <BR> Yesterday a huge flock of Canada Geese went over our house-heading north--- <BR> I heard them honking, as they communicated to each other, in their enormous "V"--- <BR> When we hear and see the geese come back, to the north, it means warm weather--- <BR> I just stood there and looked up--I wanted to shout, ""Welco... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:54:18 EST Naked and Aging ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912765 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450697039.jpg"> <BR> Friday-----cloudy----but----the weekend is nearly here---- <BR> .....which means...more time to walk outside! <BR> <BR> This morning, the Germans (as in dogs)- go for their Spa Day--so-----himself and I will be loading them into the car--- <BR> We cooked at home last night--- <BR> Well, ""I""--cooked! <BR> <BR> It was delicious---NOT BURNT! <BR> To-night I shall monitor the cooking again-----One of the perils of aging ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:03:01 EST