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/ Hanging out with Eagles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955256 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b203d545-dd9f-49f8-b73b-176238f21840.gif"> <BR> It's the "glorious 4th"!--That's what my Mom always used to say-- <BR> Celebrations---fireworks---flags----prou<BR>d people! <BR> Canadians have had Canada's Birthday on July 1st---- <BR> <BR> I hope when I hit Onederland, I will have Fireworks---big brass bands---It's taken years and years to be able to stop bad eating habits --so many road blocks in the way--dogs dying--puppy arriving--himself... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 07:27:51 EST Against "pigging " out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954795 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90ad6f6d-2bae-41e8-8215-4a96068cad24.jpg"> <BR> --and it's a Holiday weekend--in the U.S.---- <BR> --which doesn't mean it's a vacation from healthy eating---exercising the ol' body--- <BR> Some days stuff goes all wrong----Yesterday was a day like that here--- <BR> so-----I ate-------and ate------and ate-----EVERYTHING! <BR> It's amazing how much food one can put back when that terrible mood hits you! <BR> I finally went to bed--to rest my ja... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:38:58 EST Back on track-I think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954297 FINALLY--no company! <BR> I enjoy "company"----but------himself was quite sick with the flu--(better now)- <BR> He was my right hand man--my helper----before he took to the couch-- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot , and Grand Daughter left yesterday--- <BR> I had no sooner turned around, and the phone rang, and it was my nephew, travelling by on the TransCanada, from out west---WITH his 2 DOGS!--(Lord love a Duck!--who travels with 2 dogs?--big ones!) <BR> He wanted to stop in----- <BR> Well,... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:17:19 EST Happy Canada Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953729 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d9f328e-04b5-4359-b7a4-571aaeef2da7.gif"> <BR> It's Canada Day!--a holiday!!!----Canadians celebrate! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>44</em> <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot will be returning home----with oldest Grand Daughter---I shall miss them---difficult to have them however with Himself not "up to snuff"--- <BR> It is cooler than we had hoped----but windy--so no bugs (I hope!)-- <BR> There will be celebrations across the country to... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:22:12 EST just saying--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953174 To-morrow is CANADA DAY-----Canada's Birthday---- <BR> It is a holiday---Flags will fly----There will be Parades--concerts--- <BR> Canadians are proud people! <BR> We love our country---the lakes--mountains---We feel so fortunate to live here--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb7aadf2-28fa-499b-aa44-d43ce3ffa8c6.jpg"> <BR> Son#2 the Pilot took this picture yesterday of our dock , in the early morning--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77dedac6-e61... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:16:01 EST Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2841e390-806b-4085-a517-9ecd6c93b211.JPG"> <BR> Summer here---means "Dock Days"--- <BR> This is our dock-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b40064a-c5ee-4e99-bf3f-ed4f95f04e2d.JPG"> <BR> This was son#2, the Air Canada Pilot. yesterday , staining the floating dock, getting it ready to anchor just off the main dock-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30c4801d-7b4c-4c82-bf90-892053eb760a.JPG"> <BR> This is... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:23:03 EST Tums to the rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952101 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d63bede9-3521-4910-8435-d4bb1f8a9c44.jpg"> <BR> Himself finally feeling somewhat better----off the sofa---transplanting a tomato plant. <BR> The hat is a gift from son#2 the Air Canada Pilot. <BR> His hiccups are gone---thanks to son#2 bringing his Doctor Dad, "Tums"--- <BR> The "Tums" were the turning point!--- <BR> Isn't that amazing? <BR> Himself has had a nasty flu bug for 2 weeks--lost quite a bit of weight as couldn't eat----tried everyth... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:28:56 EST Short but better news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951653 Short blog----- <BR> Himself stopped hiccupping---after 4 days---- <BR> He had to finally take some medication---plus he ate a shredded wheat for breakfast---1st meal in days---Hopefully things are looking up-- <BR> It's sunny----Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot will be here before lunch---left Toronto at 3-30am--The 2 Germans are wrestling in the living room---- <BR> In other wards-mass chaos here!--- <BR> <BR> It's the weekend----which means nothing really--because my head still knows that I mus... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:09:23 EST Himself is not doing well!-Oh no- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5698bdef-25cd-421f-8301-f5ad2df28145.gif"> <BR> Well, "Himself" is still flu-y---upset tummy----not eating well at all-- <BR> This is week #2 of him having the flu----going into week #3! <BR> I am worried---- <BR> This morning I convinced him to eat some cereal--something he never eats--I'm trying to get anything in him---ginger tea and a boiled egg, he ate too! <BR> He has had the hiccups now for 4 days--- <BR> Lord Love a Duck----it worries m... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:16:35 EST Goo-Yah lives to be 100! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950650 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07ce31b5-208a-4495-ae26-fa9e98f3681b.jpg"> <BR> I must tell you about Himself's brother-in law--- <BR> He was sent to Jamaica (where himself was born)- from China-at the age of 12- <BR> But only on paper was he 12--- <BR> His parents listed him as 12 yrs old, because they could get a cheaper ticket for him. 'He really was about 15 yrs old. <BR> In Jamaica, he lived with a relative, who owned a bakery, and he learned how to make "patties , brea... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:10:24 EST If you want to lose weight-get a puppy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950118 If you want to lose weight fast--get a puppy---- <BR> My weight has dropped by 6 pounds since Beau, the German Shepherd guy came to our home! <BR> I don't have time to sit in front of the TV in the evenings-- <BR> I am outside more, walking him around so he doesn't pee in my house-- <BR> I have to walk him down the road to get him used to walking properly-- <BR> I am mixing up "his" food , 3X/day----not mine, so much--- <BR> My mouth is going more now, as I am constantly saying, "NO BEAU"---... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:17:52 EST Life is challenging-but----we are doing it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949600 Another day, another day to strive for perfection! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ae7ef5e-8acd-4dcb-9309-c26eea43fa6c.gif"> <BR> I always loved this cartoon--I wish Doctors were as honest as this! <BR> As I type, I hear Himself coughing, in the kitchen, as he consumes his enormous breakfast--Poor fella is better--is back working mornings, but------not really feeling very peppy---It is a bad flu---I had it last fall----So, when you are out and about, avoid people who co... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:36:55 EST Monday and all is well--so far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949004 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7bdab00-dcec-47d4-a16a-31f97e249794.jpg"> <BR> June 21st to-day--- <BR> Equal day------equal night------the longest day of the year---- <BR> Daylight began here before 5am-- <BR> We live so far North, that it will be light this evening till at least 11pm---- <BR> It also means to me that altho summer is starting, after to-day, the days start to get shorter-- <BR> <BR> Himself is up----once again eating his hearty breakfast---not feeling too ... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:59:43 EST Happy Father's Day to Dad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948520 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c768609-c85c-4b39-b815-066ef0c144d0.JPG"> <BR> My Dad is on the left---This was my family--I don't have either of my parents anymore. <BR> I listened to CBC radio this morning, and they were asking what advice your Dad gave you----I had to think---He insisted that we must have an education---"even tho we were girls", as he would say! (in those days girls weren't expected to go on to a post secondary education)-He stressed that, in case somethi... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:29:12 EST Spark happily on--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e71d5eab-9ff0-4b35-9f95-ef9f4f5cff7f.jpg"> <BR> Getting up--dressed-get the Germans out-(as in dogs)----get walking--- <BR> We are so fortunate to have our health---- <BR> Altho.......himself is still "flu-y"--complaining bitterly about how terrible he feels--- <BR> <BR> But-----the sun is out---- <BR> Yesterday, Beau the puppy decided to attack a stairwell----at the dock---- <BR> He finally managed to go down the stairs after barking at them-... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 07:12:41 EST Maybe I need a V-8! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947606 Patience---It's a virtue----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!--A Doctor who is sick is difficult to live with! <BR> He will not listen to advice----He thinks he knows everything---He continued to go into work all last week---and now he must wonder why it's taking him so long to get better! <BR> I think I need to bop him on the head! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb7bc710-d8ac-453f-99b6-d50c1d63266a.png"> <BR> He certainly isn't the best person to live with at this time! <BR> ... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:40:31 EST Short -sweet.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947043 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9ffdc60-55d1-40d1-9335-a1f912a60c86.jpg"> <BR> It's almost here-----the weekend----and I hope to finish the veggie/flower garden-- <BR> My goal is to have everything done by the time son#2 arrives, the end of this month. <BR> I want to relax--spend time with him and his 12 yr old daughter---my oldest Grandchild---Hopefully the bugs will be less and we will spend time on the dock- <BR> <BR> To-day I shall focus on fitness---- <BR> <img src=... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:09:21 EST Hug everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946495 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74d1df9b-f861-4ff1-af01-547c6da6f1f9.jpg"> <BR> A new day-----making the ol' body healthy-inside and out! <BR> <BR> I hear on CBC radio that the U.S. will ban all trans fats in 3 yrs--- <BR> That is wonderful----donuts--pie crust--baked goods--- <BR> Remember to chant as you pass all the breads --as you walk thru the bakery section of a grocery store--"The Whiter the bread--the sooner yu're dead"! <BR> Forget the aroma----the taste-----think... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:17:09 EST Swimming almost nude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945916 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6c4ac60-f305-4265-acca-b1216c3fec43.jpg"> <BR> This picture was taken by son#2, the Air Canada Pilot. He had been flying a 6 hr 25 min., flight, from Calgary to Cancun. They have had bad weather in Cancun--thunderstorms and rain--He was put in a holding pattern, unable to land for sometime, and finally did land on a flooded runway. Ya jess never know eh? You might be heading off to a vacation somewhere in the world, and you might hit a weird... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:44:40 EST History of our area! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945335 We have fog this AM----I kinda like it--'cept, it's buggy--mosquitos! <BR> Yesterday I patched the front lawn with topsoil--then grass seed--- <BR> The wet day will help it grow--fast--I hope! <BR> It's time consuming to do this! <BR> With last years cold winter, and not the usual big snowfall, there was a lot of damage to the grass. <BR> Our little grape vines are flourishing--- <BR> Funny that we plant grape vines, from Portugal, in Northern Ontario. Apparently the "grape people" who plante... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:46:39 EST Sparkly Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944813 Himself let me sleep in--an extra hour- <BR> I never heard him get up---- <BR> He also cooked me steel cut oats---took care of Beau--- <BR> Things are good! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98bcb4f3-6f70-4ab3-9230-04d95a0fea0e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I cut grass--weed whacked---bought groceries, planted grass---But all this was only done on the road side of the house---To-day we have rain----(good for my grass seed)-I still have the lake side of the house to cut grass... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 08:04:03 EST Handymen are looking good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944332 Some days life is difficult--- <BR> For instance, my himself, being a Doctor, is not good with machines--- <BR> ..the big problem is, however, he thinks he can keep them going--- <BR> .....even when they fizzle out.... <BR> Yesterday I dragged out our new super duper lawn mower--cut the grass in the dog pen---- <BR> Himself had loaded the mower with gas---no problem there, but this mower is new--- <BR> <BR> Then, out came my weed whacker--no gas was mixed----- <BR> I used the weed whacker on... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:27:39 EST Front row people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943856 Yesterday I met an old friend--I hardly recognized her as she had regained all her weight ---I used to go to weight watchers with her. She was so much smaller----That's how I always knew her--However that particular weight loss group fizzled out in town here--- <BR> I suppose , it was not a way of living ---It had not become a life style for her---- <BR> <BR> I have belonged to so many weight loss groups and have been successful for a short time--then would regain all the weight back--and mo... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:43:28 EST Trying to keep calm with a vomiting Beau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943309 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1755e49f-3db7-49e3-967b-2233cf606f50.jpg"> <BR> LOLOL---I do love to eat!!---now I must channel "what" I eat---- <BR> Oh well---We have the tools--We are Spark interns! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14700383-721d-4690-a4cf-766e0028acf4.jpg"> <BR> I think I'm getting there----Lord Love A Duck! <BR> Yesterday , himself drove the car----(Yikes!)- <BR> I sat in the back seat-----with a garbage bag on----and Beau, the puppy b... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:24:02 EST Storm approaching--quick blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942732 It looks like a bad storm approaching , very fast here--- <BR> So, this will be a short blog--very dark here---- <BR> To-day I will drink water---eat fresh vegetables, and move a lot!--- <BR> Sparking is a big part of my life--- <BR> As well, I shall begin my Beck Diet work book----It finally arrived yesterday--- <BR> It will be like taking another course--home study--to help reinforce Spark University here. <BR> <BR> Beau the puppy goes for his 3rd vaccination this afternoon-- <BR> I expect... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:48:07 EST Son#2, Mr PoJangles, the puppy--Tess, Fat cat, and himself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942170 Trying to get some gardening in, with a puppy is challenging-- <BR> I managed yesterday, (with himself "puppy sitting" ) to dig up, and replant, the pet cemetery----To-day, hopefully, I can prepare the veggie garden , for lettuce-- <BR> "A little each day", is what "the grape people", told me-- The grape people who planted 4 vines, were happy to hear that the vines are alive and climbing their sticks--(Wait till these same vines, figure out, they are planted in Northern Ontario--NOT Portuga... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:09:50 EST Monday musings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941566 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/882c192d-a8e7-4bce-a64d-e7d928ee2e82.jpg"> <BR> This new puppy sure is laid back!-- <BR> This is Mr Beau Jangles---- <BR> He will be 3 mos this week--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f798f754-22bf-4dda-a8e6-37ecfa6900a9.jpg"> <BR> He is a lot of work----cute-----but, 24/7, watchathon! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided to get my steps in---not the 10,000 of course, but I could aim for 5000--I almost made it!---- <BR> We have ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 06:49:17 EST God sent the "Grape People"--I know he did! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d440b5fa-f440-4a9e-bd17-ac41fa5cbd76.jpg"> <BR> Things happen for a reason--- <BR> Yesterday, I received a phone call---"Do you want some grape vines"?--a Lady said. <BR> The couple were originally were from Portugal---she and her hubby---I had marvelled many times, at the grape vines they have in their tiny yard---loaded with grapes--- <BR> So much was going on out here----but, "Sure!" I heard myself say---- <BR> So out they came----with a b... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 07:42:15 EST Marriage?-Hmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7aef47b-3b35-486a-81b8-19f5b8b73500.jpg"> <BR> Living with an older man , can drive one crazy--unless , one keeps it all in perspective-----let stuff roll offa you----don't take stuff too serious even when himself throws the kybosh into situations------ <BR> Sometimes it might help if I were the one, hard of hearing--- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c01f01a-f996-429f-ac25-a6c7b1e0cea6.png"> <BR> ... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:34:35 EST Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot and the week's end! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940050 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db9ea927-13ac-482e-b783-e749eab8b635.jpg"> <BR> And just because it's the end of the week, doesn't mean it's the end of Sparking---In life, there is not an end to living healthy---It's a way of life! <BR> <BR> So----Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot asked me to tell y'all that to-morrow , he is flying his Airbus 320, from Toronto, to St John's, Newfoundland. <BR> He likes that flight, because he feels people from there are happy, kinda carefree, a... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 07:22:02 EST Age less! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939450 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88ddb0a1-6d1e-48b8-ac9e-f3b26bfff031.jpg"> <BR> I get a kick outta this picture--- <BR> My Grand Kids are my best admirers now--- <BR> I am in my 70's----"older" women are wise people----We know a lot----My grown daughter calls me and bounces stuff off me-----like--yesterday she said her 2 children did not love their swim lessons and was going to let them quit--- <BR> "No I told her, learning to swim is as important as learning to walk---Look ... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 07:14:04 EST Tiptoe--ing thru the tulips--naked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938891 Sometimes, as I sit here, spending precious time, Sparking in the morning---I do wonder, --"why"???-----like--why am I taking this time?----My days are so busy--This time might be used in another way---- <BR> <BR> BUT----(the big "butt"!)---I know , if I didn't, every morning------I probably would weigh more---plus, there would be no thought as to what goes into my mouth--- <BR> Yesterday was a good example---- <BR> <BR> Yesterday---I cut grass--It was hot------I drank water-----(but on the... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 07:12:55 EST 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