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/ The garden, and the cat- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6502116 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b7ddaa6-db5e-4d42-96d6-f993e88324d1.JPG"> <BR> This is where I've been hanging out all week---weeding and replanting --changing a veggie garden to a flower garden---in a bug suit--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd15f969-b196-4237-b7ef-8474d91582d4.JPG"> <BR> -another flower garden--- <BR> And the grass is looking good---in spite of the caterpillars which seem to be slowing down- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:20:28 EST The Caterpillars leave their mark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe57a80c-7d18-4781-9f21-7155ed9c05ef.jpg"> <BR> This morning I walked Tess----then came back, and "hoofed" it to the highway and back-- <BR> (my Dad's expression is the "hoofing" bit!)- <BR> It is hot, already--- but (that big "BUTT")---a short walk does limber me up---keeps the sciatica at bay--- <BR> <BR> It's an UBER day--a day to get himself to his office--- <BR> Already I have hosed off our deck----from the caterpillar excrement---somet... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:41:04 EST Memories remind me to appreciate today- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f547657c-66fc-432a-a7bd-267640ae097b.jpg"> <BR> The picture reminds me of my Grandfather's house---He had 2 pumps however, on each end of a large sink- <BR> There were no taps, which always intrigued me---In those days, we never thought of questioning the quality of the water---Running water was a luxury and "that was that",. (My Mom used to say that!) <BR> My Aunt's cottage did not have running water, and when we went there, we were expected t... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:00:07 EST Many different ways to be a Father! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501326 HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ---to all the Dads out there--and to the Moms who are Moms and DADS---and to the Grandfathers who are Dads and Grandfathers--- <BR> In to-days world there are so many combinations that make up a family- <BR> And they are all Good- <BR> Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot is one terrific Dad --- His daughter is now 16 yrs-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d31cd17-856e-410b-a067-4e942946cb48.jpg"> <BR> Here she is when she was little--- <BR> Son#2 and his wif... Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:58:57 EST Livin' to-day----and to-morrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b2a03a7-5f8e-4088-b7bf-4e01a6954e1d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To-day I am "just livin' it"----cruising one might say-- <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was "in the depths of despair"---all over a bench---and a store who can't seem, to locate this online order--of which was paid for-- <BR> I took all you Sparkly people's advice-contacted the credit card company, who were <BR> extremely helpful--told me to fill out the form on the back of the bill, contesting tha... Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:53:09 EST Shopping online can be frustrating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6500807 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d59ea89-9aa3-44ae-8702-ffe3835ec537.jpg"> <BR> I am late blogging --Yu see I've been on the phone with a certain store, which starts with "WA" and ends with a "T"----and Ive really gotten nowhere--- <BR> Over an hour Ive been on the phone-- <BR> <BR> May 14th, I ordered a whicker bench--ONLINE --from this store-- <BR> It was supposed to be delivered May 18th--- <BR> It has never arrived--- <BR> <BR> I have called this store--- who put me o... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:47:54 EST The Generator takes over- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6500518 There are good days---and sometimes there are crazy days-- <BR> I suppose that is why I must stay strong--to deal with a day where everything goes wrong--ALL DAY! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7cc53d7a-b170-400d-bef6-ce978e931f29.jpg"> <BR> -that's how I felt yesterday- <BR> <BR> You see a storm went thru here in the morning--- and another storm hit us around noon--high winds-darkness and torrential rains- <BR> Of course we lost power - <BR> <BR> "It's OK ", Himself... Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:35:38 EST Thunderstorm-Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6500245 We are in the middle of a pretty bad storm-- <BR> We do need the rain--- <BR> Tess the German (as in dog)-is freaking out here-- She may have to accompany me on my Uber trip soon-- <BR> She wants to climb right inside of me, with each clap of thunder- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be96c8f9-d09e-4aa2-bd79-b2f14afd96a9.jpeg"> <BR> She is the long hair Shepherd on the left-- <BR> I shall post another blog, post Uber drive- <BR> <BR> Son #2 that Air Canada Pilot has alr... Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:45:06 EST To-days Grandfmothers are ZIPPY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6499957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87fb5d67-e5d3-4e06-a678-6728c16e3e76.jpg"> <BR> This is definitely not me--- <BR> Note--the Apron---(Which I do use!)---Note -the weight of this Grandmother--which might be a sign of pre diabetes-or a shorter life perhaps---- but---do note that this Lady's place might be in her kitchen---She does look very happy making her pie--- <BR> The whole picture suggests "love"--that pies and Grandmothers make us love our home- <BR> <BR> In many ways, ... Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:44:05 EST Decisions decisions---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6499675 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f20bd43c-6426-4b96-bd5e-52973a384005.jpeg"> <BR> Our daughter is in Hawaii with her family-- <BR> I thought I'd share the picture that she sent- <BR> It looks like a wee bit of Heaven to me. <BR> She lived there 10 years go--worked at Trippler Medical Hospital, met her husband there--- <BR> This is their first time back . <BR> --And yesterday Son#3 and family were out here with their children---and---- I TOOK OFF MY BUG SUIT----- sat on our ... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:45:18 EST What did I ever worry about a year ago? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6499395 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1909dae-fbf3-428e-a370-b44a8baa74de.jpg"> <BR> I feel like I look like this most of the time lately- <BR> It's because it's me who keeps this place going- <BR> <BR> It began when Himself decided it was better to not drive anymore-- and that was after he hit the street cleaner on our back road. <BR> "No problem", I told him, "I can be your "Uber Driver"- "I shall taxi you back and forth to your office"-- <BR> I forgot however, that I am sti... Sun, 10 Jun 2018 09:45:46 EST Creepy crawly Caterpillars! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6499147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1880645-dde6-417e-9f2d-ac731b59d098.jpg"> <BR> -and it's because , yesterday I weed Whacked the lake side of the house-- <BR> I have never done it this Spring, till yesterday-- <BR> -then I weeded about half of a huge garden on that side of the house- <BR> AND THEN, I HAD TO DEAL WITH THE CATERPILLARS-- <BR> Tent Caterpillars--- <BR> Lord love a Duck! They are even crawling up the house- <BR> And even in my bug suit, it's impossible to enter a... Sat, 9 Jun 2018 09:58:19 EST I love you to the Moon and Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6498874 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/953770b9-a9f8-4799-8012-b1b1753a5229.jpg"> <BR> It has been busy-and, I have been neglecting "ME"--- <BR> I have been doing the bare minimum Sparking--And you Sparkly people are here, and I feel your presence- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7aaf7eb0-118b-4c79-94dd-84ac441924be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To-day I am back on track--- <BR> Himself still does not hear me--the new "hearing helpers will be here next week--- <BR> The ga... Fri, 8 Jun 2018 08:58:47 EST There really is a God in Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6498592 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/527a4fc0-6510-48b9-8a3f-e1f37909a4c3.jpg"> <BR> Well, I love this guy! <BR> He can be difficult to live with however----but-(that big "butt" again!)--he has always been here for me---dependable---even helping me with weight loss and sticking to the "straight and narrow" (as my Mom used to say)_when it comes to maintaining good health. <BR> <BR> I`m telling you all this because, ----HE FINALLY HAD A HEARING TEST YESTERDAY, and his hearing los... Thu, 7 Jun 2018 08:33:54 EST We shall see what we shall see- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6498301 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a73bf631-8a22-44ea-a166-86801941bde9.jpg"> <BR> This might look like "Paradise"- <BR> It will be----I hope---when the mosquitoes go-- <BR> The black flies have gone--- <BR> --but now we have tent caterpillars--all over! <BR> <BR> I went to turn on the hoses this AM--and thousands of those caterpillars were sticking to the ends of the hoses- <BR> I only hope that they don't munch thru the grass Ive seeded--- <BR> And by the way, the seeding is... Wed, 6 Jun 2018 08:34:41 EST Winging adulthood without the Fairy Godmother! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6498013 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b93ff89e-11f9-4295-9ac6-3e8bbbc90c45.jpg"> <BR> Well, I wish eh?--- <BR> It would be wonderful if I was Cinderella with a "Fairy God Mother" who shook her wand, and the grass would grow---the garden would be weeded--and all the excess fat on me, would just vanish--- <BR> That is not going to happen! <BR> <BR> I have done a short walk on the Dreadmill--will go back on later--- <BR> It's an UBER DAY-----a day with Himself going in to his office-... Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:26:47 EST Making a difference- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6497687 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d89f578-0634-48eb-9f5d-28bcb6037e8e.JPG"> <BR> This is where I spent the past week--- repairing the front lawn---taking wheel barrels of topsoil, spreading it over the dead grassy areas--then seeding and watering- <BR> It took a whole week to see wee pieces of grass rising-- <BR> Yesterday I cut the lawn- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24bfc3bf-fd18-4061-9d20-b912a35d461d.JPG"> <BR> Here you can see the Ness Cam in the ... Mon, 4 Jun 2018 08:39:44 EST Watch out for the sheep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6497409 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01f5b73e-1a92-4da8-82e6-313febe91cbe.jpg"> <BR> I love the above picture! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c84f01ca-4aa8-4e05-be83-2b6122e4f91d.jpg"> <BR> This one-not so much! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30da988a-f045-4b2e-9355-aac2ddfaebb1.png"> <BR> This guy is pretty cute!--- <BR> So, Himself and I seem to love animals--- maybe me more than himself!- <BR> It's is amazing how Himself puts up ... Sun, 3 Jun 2018 10:26:47 EST Short Saturday blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6497101 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f51d6282-2089-4aa2-b676-139199e3e7ac.jpg"> <BR> To-day I shall "plough " through it--- <BR> -because this is the day that counts- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a071402-3a5b-437f-8159-1a11fb1bfbed.jpg"> <BR> You see, I do tend to worry about stuff---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/347de29b-52ae-47cd-8209-f9bd5b80640c.jpg"> <BR> Now just look at this goose---He is coming down--no matter what--- <BR... Sat, 2 Jun 2018 08:20:07 EST Not impressed with Impressions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6496844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40f843de-2087-4418-a2b1-e97fdd5017a7.jpg"> <BR> the weekend is almost here- <BR> -which ,means----eating healthy--- a tad more exercise- <BR> a bit more time for "Me"-- <BR> <BR> Yesterday was another trip to the dentist for me-- <BR> Our dental person is now trying to replace my old bridge (in my mouth of course)--make a new bridge to fit around the 4 Dental crowns and over the implants- <BR> -It meant more chomping into that goo-y stuff--a ... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 11:21:03 EST Thankful I'm not a cow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6496417 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b839fd1-9f9e-4b1e-8f93-dae1f4cd31f2.png"> <BR> It's raining on my grass seeds---- <BR> I love it! <BR> This morning , early--like 5am, I heard the chorus of the birds outside--very loud- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/845baebf-bf3e-4c96-8415-4a6041f5a488.jpg"> <BR> There are so many different bird calls-- I think mainly robins-- <BR> In the winter, up here in the North, I don't hear even one bird- <BR> <BR> It's an UB... Thu, 31 May 2018 07:44:48 EST Walking in the bugs puts life in Perspective! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6496084 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9ecb8b0-7e80-46fb-8be6-a4ea6024d4f5.jpeg"> <BR> These are some of our Grandchildren- <BR> They were inToronto at a swim meet last weekend-- <BR> notice that they are slim and trim---- <BR> Now why is it so hard for me to stay that way?--- <BR> It's the"battle of the bulge"---- <BR> <BR> Last night , I set the alarm for 5am---- <BR> Of course I woke up before it went off--- <BR> I could hear all the birds outside-- <BR> Funny how loud they are... Wed, 30 May 2018 08:17:09 EST The GEESE return-eth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6495765 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1457c7dd-675b-400b-a00a-c3b7b2a587ee.jpg"> <BR> And that is you Sparkly People !--- <BR> As I was typing --JUST NOW----a huge flock of geese just went over-- <BR> And this morning--early--Himself saw another flock go over-- <BR> Lord love a Duck! --FINALLY! <BR> And this week, the temperatures have been between 80 to 90 degrees F. <BR> How do they know?-They always seem to wait till there is no more frost at night- <BR> It , to me, is one of... Tue, 29 May 2018 08:52:35 EST Time to be a Unicorn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6495435 Yesterday I gardened--ALL day---- <BR> -in the bug suit--- <BR> It was extremely hot--- <BR> I never did get my walk in ---I never did take time for myself-- <BR> <BR> This morning I read a blog about a Lady who made her 10,000 steps-- <BR> She was so proud of herself! <BR> And I bet , by taking time for "HER" she was proud of her accomplishment ! <BR> -and not grouchy ---- <BR> <BR> To-morrow I shall be up at 5am-----=and up the highway--- with my stepper--- <BR> I might not make 10,000... Mon, 28 May 2018 09:17:22 EST The bugs that drive us crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6495108 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ce35b73-c62d-4005-bef6-7b29f6d61b27.jpg"> <BR> This is me in my bug suit- <BR> The caption underneath, was put there by son#2 the Air Canada Pilot--- <BR> I hate the extremely hot outfit--- <BR> It does give us some defence against those blackflies-plus one does not need fly repellent. <BR> <BR> This outdoor wear is "in vogue" here right now--- <BR> But--I also have several of those nets that cover the head -had one on at the nursery last wee... Sun, 27 May 2018 10:09:50 EST Bugs love fat people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494774 Saturday and all is well--but- <BR> WE HAVE BLACK FLIES---which bite! <BR> -so--I wear "the dreaded" bug suit---the very hot bug suit! <BR> Weekends to me mean, more time to walk--- to seed the grass----(That means carrying top soil and spreading it over the brown spots--BEFORE seeding) <BR> "The dogs are going to carry all that black earth into the house", himself , every year, shouts from the house--- <BR> You'd think I'd be used to it by now----- <BR> It bothers me however-- <BR> Now who... Sat, 26 May 2018 10:00:27 EST Another day to have "mind over all else" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09d7f48a-7034-479f-8b67-b8cfe3ab802c.jpg"> <BR> I used to dread weekend eating---This wee baby (the weekend warrior) reminded me to prepare my mind--get in the right mindset----be strong---and Spark, over the years (737 years it seems)- taught me that " if I bite it, to write it"---and that helps immensely-like-when I see, "1 bag of chips", in front of my face, I know that the scales will not love me in the morning- <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:46 EST Off to great places to-day- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494200 "There is a truck pulling into your driveway Mom", I heard on the phone. <BR> "Who is this?" I said, because until the person on the other end of the line speaks, I am never too sure which grown kid it is. <BR> "It's me, son #2", he replied. <BR> "You are calling me from Australia?" I asked him, "to tell me about the truck?" <BR> <BR> This is the boy who has live cams facing out onto the front drive--also to the dock. <BR> He is the Pilot son who travels now, pretty much all over the worl... Thu, 24 May 2018 08:42:05 EST There are tired days in the Spring- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493898 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f3f0ea2-eab7-450e-b049-a644b488f37f.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck!---doncha jess wish ? <BR> To-day I cannot walk up the highway---There are days that I feel my body is screaming, "REST"-- <BR> This is one of them! <BR> I did walk Tess, the German, (as in dog)- <BR> <BR> Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot emerged from his 15 hr flight, from Vancouver to Brisbane. <BR> He not only called us, but messaged me on the I Pad- says he needs some differen... Wed, 23 May 2018 08:15:35 EST The Wood Room is cleaned out- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493643 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cdb220e8-5eb7-4d46-976c-2ae39ad84980.JPG"> <BR> This little girl was 7 yesterday-- <BR> Her Mom and Dad (son#4) had a party for her- <BR> We got there but late---I had been cleaning out our "wood room"--- <BR> The wood room used to hold wood, for a wood/electric furnace, which used to be in this house. We struggled through using wood for a few years , until with several chimney fires, because Himself , being a Jamaican, believed, that the more... Tue, 22 May 2018 08:29:47 EST To each, his own! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493325 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4579a497-044f-417d-9ce7-a7798168bd17.jpeg"> <BR> This was sent by son #2 the Air Canada Pilot, last evening--- <BR> He was sitting in a 777 en route to Vancouver--"deadheading" as he calls it---(In Pilot language, that means just sitting on board, going from Toronto to another city, to meet his plane which he will fly to another city)- <BR> He was pretty excited, as he will be one of the 4 Pilots flying the larger plane, to Brisbane, Australia,... Mon, 21 May 2018 08:54:57 EST An awesome Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493025 Everyday that I get a walk in, is an awesome day- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c19857b5-caac-4ee6-bccf-8fd53393feeb.jpg"> <BR> The past 2 days, the walk "took second fiddle" (My Mom's expression)---to life-- <BR> Well, yesterday was "the wedding"--which I watched 3 times during the day-and the day before was grocery day---and clean the frig out day--- <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/503534ef-0c7a-412d-85f6-c3ac7c12f587.jpg"> <BR> I loved my... Sun, 20 May 2018 10:05:06 EST "The Wedding" was the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492753 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3496d197-3670-4463-94a3-0c55b4937f3d.jpeg"> <BR> This Morning, at 8am, Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot, called-- <BR> "Are you watching THE WEDDING"? I heard him say--- <BR> "Grab yer hat Mom and turn on the TV". <BR> So I did-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e9efd5c-5563-496a-aee3-10286d4cde06.jpg"> <BR> Megan and Harry's wedding-- <BR> It made me cry---- It was truly the most beautiful ceremony ever! <BR> Maybe because I... Sat, 19 May 2018 09:04:49 EST If we don't get a Holiday, we'll all run away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492482 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e4b1f9a-d4ef-4c5b-bad8-cca59e35f85d.jpg"> <BR> in Canada, we call this Victoria Day weekend-- <BR> When I was a kid, we always sang, <em>335</em> "The 24th of May, is the Queen's Birthday, and if we don't get a holiday, we'll all run away" <em>339</em> <BR> The Queen mentioned was Queen Victoria--way before my time, but, we admired her anyway, as she gave us a holiday--or so we thought! <BR> <BR> Victoria Day weekend is when all the Pro... Fri, 18 May 2018 09:02:08 EST The TV---exercise, and the wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492192 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f89f4c8-a387-47b0-afd6-517471925d65.jpg"> <BR> I just came back from "hoofing " it (as my Dad used to say )-up the highway-- <BR> It was a cold wind that blew , but I did it! <BR> <BR> I also called the TV people as there is a channel called ONETV which is continuous exercise-- <BR> I thought that just might stimulate me in the evenings to get an extra half hour of weights or yoga , or something in-- <BR> <BR> Funny eh? I called the TV pe... Thu, 17 May 2018 08:46:59 EST Do-Be Do-Be Do- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491879 I did the walk---up the highway-this morning- <BR> Not a soul was on the road--- <BR> To-day it was so much easier-This is Day #3, climbing the huge hill--just me with my music. <BR> And I feel so much better, for doing it! <BR> <BR> Last evening I had to sit and pay bills-kind of depressing----Too bad Himself and I never win the lottery- <BR> Doncha jess wish?--kinda hard to win tho when I never buy a ticket. <BR> <BR> Himself would dearly love to have the driveway paved--- <BR> This is t... Wed, 16 May 2018 08:32:41 EST No Guff---the walk or the wedding--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491636 Have you ever had a day where there is no time-----? <BR> Yesterday was a day like that---- The Lawn care people came to De-Thatch (or whatever you call it)--- the grass-----tractors, rakes, a crew of people--all over the yard. <BR> <BR> Luke, the wonderful "fix everything guy"-----came yesterday too, to put the docks out----then he had to add more fencing under the driveway gate as Tess , the German, (as in dog) found she could lay on her stomach and get out and chase people walking on our ... Tue, 15 May 2018 10:41:03 EST Looking for my invitation to the royal wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69d9c989-00a9-4e69-b509-c9bed5b7024c.JPG"> <BR> Mother's Day yesterday was special- <BR> Himself, the dog sitter/raking helper, and myself were supposed to meet for a brunch at son#1's restaurant- <BR> Look how many other family members appeared---- <BR> It isn't the food that matters----it's getting together-- <BR> <BR> I walked up the highway this morning after Tess had her walk-- <BR> Walking does put the sciatica back in place--- <BR> To-d... Mon, 14 May 2018 08:47:06 EST A Special day to be "me"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2628e56e-480b-4332-b663-7bf827645c6b.jpg"> <BR> Happy Sunday--Happy special day to all mothers--- <BR> The wee boy in the picture ---his Mother loves him too- <BR> I thought he looked like he needed me to wrap my arms around him, sit him on my lap, read him a story--love him-- <BR> Mothers do that- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/041bf7e2-48a6-4e8d-887b-77992dbd1791.jpg"> <BR> A Mom wants to hear the words, "I LOVE YOU"--... Sun, 13 May 2018 08:40:19 EST Mother's have to be the Pillar of the Family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490773 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8a7d2b1-6b69-4a11-b036-f719996ba6f0.jpg"> <BR> -taken from my iPad just now--- <BR> The lake is open-- late however--usually opens up by April 21st- <BR> Som#3 is on his way out to put the pump into the lake--- <BR> We use it to water the grass and the gardens--- (Notice-the grass is still brown)- <BR> <BR> I did my walk this morning-(as if I have time to do that today)---and Tess had her walk- <BR> And it is Mother's Day weekend --- <BR> Wh... Sat, 12 May 2018 09:33:35 EST My new "High Speed Choppers" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490542 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6966233-fb09-41bf-b5e8-2289ed653270.jpg"> <BR> We must stay strong----so many many reasons to-- <BR> <BR> I am waiting for another call from the dentist- <BR> He has already put 4 new crowns over my 4 front top teeth, which were pretty much held together by on a "wing and a prayer" with a good dentist 's bonding! <BR> <BR> I have been waiting over 10 years to have these teeth, plus a new partial made to fit around the crowns- <BR> You see, ... Fri, 11 May 2018 09:42:58 EST Wisdom to know how today will be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490265 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09f65341-b91f-4b74-b6d7-5e1fde6144b2.jpg"> <BR> Wisdom highlights--- I like that! And it has taken 75 years to gain all this wisdom--- <BR> As my Mom aged, she gradually lost the filter she was bestowed with when younger--- <BR> Lord love a duck---I try to have the wisdom now to "bite the tongue"---not always allow what passes thru my mind to come out the mouth-- <BR> Himself, being such an honest guy, needs constant reminders to filter the t... Thu, 10 May 2018 08:36:31 EST The mouth is at it again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489984 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0f9e162-d943-4851-93d6-1391bbb78310.jpeg"> <BR> This morning I heard, "Do you have honey in the garbage ?" <BR> Himself was trying to empty the kitchen garbage, and the bag split, leaving a trail of wet sticky stuff all across the kitchen floor. <BR> I looked at the bag, and there was the very thin garbage bag which he had purchased at a "Dollar" store sometime ago-- <BR> "Oh no, you are using the wrong bag. That one won't carry everything... Wed, 9 May 2018 08:34:19 EST Grandma's know a lot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489691 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74bc4784-ebce-41f9-971e-b714f7898249.jpg"> <BR> We still have ice in our bay--It seems to be a slow melt--80F in the day--zero overnight- <BR> I just came back from my walk to the highway-- <BR> When I left, my sciatica was so painful-- <BR> Of course I had thoughts of, "Why am I doing this hike?"---- <BR> But you know what?--- On my way home, with the music in my ears playing way too loud, I had a "spring in my step ", (of course my Mom's exp... Tue, 8 May 2018 08:36:13 EST Has Queen Elizabeth ever worn a bug suit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489384 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28bae619-fc33-40ff-92eb-0f46f3bca25d.jpg"> <BR> I'm kinda grouchy- <BR> You see, I ache all over from raking----but the front yard is looking good --- <BR> I walked down to the lake too yesterday, and along the shore line the lake is open-- <BR> Hanging onto- the neighbours deck, facing up to our house is another sign telling Himself and I that we are not his favourite people---I wish things were different --- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Mon, 7 May 2018 09:29:25 EST You are special! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489079 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2c4a90d-9820-4619-b57c-a5b5972e3c77.jpg"> <BR> We do have a million reasons to be happy---to take care of ourselves--- <BR> I love Sundays--I have more time for me---a wee walk with my music---a nice meal for dinner--some raking---and no time lines--- <BR> The snow has gone---the birds have returned and I even saw a dandelion yesterday---no geese yet however--- <BR> There is ice on the lake still, but I do see water in spots- <BR> You ,might ... Sun, 6 May 2018 10:26:01 EST Sometimes I think to-day is to-morrow--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488796 It's Saturday---- <BR> -a shopping day----- <BR> It's sunny---- <BR> The snow is almost gone---justa bit around the edges of our lawn-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab1217a7-09b4-45b0-a622-5979c2b5c476.jpg"> <BR> This wee fella made me smile this morning--probably why we now have 2 large Germans--as in dogs- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42a5ad31-5547-47a4-83fa-088b94be19ac.png"> <BR> -which can give Himself and I more work at times--like the ... Sat, 5 May 2018 09:47:02 EST The Rain in Spain melts the Ice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488520 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0e82a2a-301f-4436-b248-164d87638d22.jpg"> <BR> I must be ever so careful with what goes in my mouth---and I know, there will be more time to walk over the next 2 days--not think too much about the world around me----enjoy the outdoors- <BR> Weekends are for that--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a6f7a29-f0a0-4f8a-a000-e570eff0abd7.jpg"> <BR> We have a rainy day going on here-- <BR> The above picture shows the ice grad... Fri, 4 May 2018 09:42:22 EST Does Queen Elizabeth get sciatica? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488207 Everyday brings a challenge --and dealing with it some days are difficult- <BR> Sushi the cat who came in from the cold, is just fine now--Whatever she decided to eat has passed through her--- <BR> Tess, the German, as in dog, who doesn't enjoy eating, has finished her breakfast--We had to add a slice of cheese. <BR> And Himself seems happy so far to-day-is on the phone with the Grandson, who lives in Ohio-- They are talking , "basketball"-- <BR> And I have my Uber job to deal with to-day--... Thu, 3 May 2018 07:57:49 EST Free Smooches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487904 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b50ad21-7cf6-4a92-a938-e73c54b53186.jpg"> <BR> April showers -bring May flowers - <BR> In the North this year, it's more like , May showers bring June flowers! <BR> <BR> Yesterday wee Sushi, the cat who came in from the cold, I think, ate something, which perhaps irritated her insides. <BR> She was wheezing off and on all day-- <BR> I envisioned another Vet bill--but---however, -I sat it out--- <BR> Son #2 the Air Canada Pilot, in one of his ... Wed, 2 May 2018 07:55:40 EST