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/ just stuff! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b412283f-3a16-4e63-9f4a-76fe2639773f.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday I pulled weeds--cut grass-----for hours----- <BR> When I finally crawled inside, I hurt everywhere---'specially my feet--- <BR> It made me think that maybe winter won't be so bad-----no weeds--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4fd6f54d-d699-481a-ad0a-41cc88d95727.JPG"> <BR> ...no lake tho---- <BR> To-day daughter arrives from Ohio----and her family---- <BR> <img sr... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:49:22 EST Do yu really want a puppy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970628 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/723ea158-0fe8-493d-9111-a6c47ab58ba3.jpg"> <BR> I was sitting , last evening , playing the piano----to the background, chewing, of Beau, the German puppy. I thought he was chewing a bone----- <BR> It went on forever-----the crunching---- <BR> Finally, I looked down--- <BR> He was chewing a leg of my dining room chair-----He had the wood all chewed away---Why didn't I look sooner???? <BR> This same guy has already chewed his way through 2 lovel... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:54:44 EST Beau likes to be online! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970127 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1284fe0-41ce-43f5-b986-ac7ec2740575.JPG"> <BR> Here is Himself--doing his charts----- <BR> The Germans (as in dogs) like to be beside him--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2d55189-5c0e-410b-9b3c-687aefbf90d9.JPG"> <BR> Beau, the jumbo German Shepherd Puppy will be 5 mos Aug. 5th--- <BR> He is almost 6 mos----losing his baby teeth-I find a few of them now on the carpet--- <BR> When they wrestle--mostly when the "jumbo pu... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:29:57 EST Be a Nice Sparkly Person! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969606 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13af57dd-175a-498b-8e0e-b9aa9547dd42.jpg"> <BR> This weekend is a holiday weekend in Canada--- <BR> Civic Holiday-----What does that mean?-----LOL----I dunno---just a reason to have a vacation in the warm weather-so they tack an extra day onto the weekend--but--we love it!-- <BR> The weather has changed here---lower humidity---much cooler--like--in the 70's F--- <BR> <BR> Our vehicle has returned--new $800 back brakes---with new rotors--"Jeff"... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:47:47 EST more and more and more jobs----and even more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969043 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e1a7813-9f3c-4902-b5a8-f30d901c6af6.jpg"> <BR> I felt like this frog yesterday---after experiencing one of those days where everything seems to go wrong---- <BR> While weed whacking, a stone flew , and hit the storm door , going into the sunroom----the glass shattered--into a million pieces---all over the entrance outside and also inside that room--It took me hours to get rid of the millions of glass pieces-- <BR> To get someone to repair that... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:35:28 EST ya gotta be nice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968429 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0e6e108-5808-469d-93ef-4b951b00fd22.JPG"> <BR> This was the temperature yesterday outside our kitchen window---42C <BR> I had to crawl through a flower bed to get this photo. <BR> We broke a record for this area. <BR> It really was hot! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3502d84-565f-4444-8adf-41987b0124f0.JPG"> <BR> While crawling out of the flower bed, I snapped a picture of the front yard-the grass that I get to cut- <BR... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:01:17 EST Holy Cow-tis hot!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967805 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6575576f-545b-4a96-8039-63ee4e08b600.JPG"> <BR> To-day it is supposed to be 34C---They say we will probably break a record for this area----The lake temperature is 76F---really too warm--- <BR> In this weather, exercising has to be done early in the day---Drinking water is vital! <BR> Before I sparked (hard to remember now!)---I used to survive the heat on diet coke---not anymore! <BR> We haven't had rain now for a month----and even tho we wate... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:15:17 EST Short 'n sweet thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967241 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ad48eb8-e695-495f-a972-0cd8ecf6c480.jpg"> <BR> It's very hot here every day----and no rain--- <BR> It's extremely important to drink water-- <BR> It is going up to 34 again to-day- <BR> We are fortunate to have "AC" in our home---- <BR> We don't like it however, so turn it off every night---- <BR> We never ever used to need "air"-----The world has changed--- <BR> <BR> Vegetables----fruits----water---are what's on the menu lately--- <BR> ..sta... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:04:58 EST To-day...and it's hot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966738 Sunday----hot--no rain--- <BR> And I shall cut the front lawn before it gets too hot! <BR> I need the steps! <BR> Yesterday I said "hello" to a young girl, who was in school with my daughter. <BR> She resembled a skeleton--- <BR> It looked like perhaps she suffers from an eating disorder--poor girl! <BR> I wanted to say, "You look terrible!"----I didn't tho...... <BR> It all seemed kinda sad that such a beautiful person is going through this-- <BR> I wonder which is worse-----being way too fa... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:47:32 EST This 'n that.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966304 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/309cf6df-098a-40a7-ba07-c6f4cc33ad6c.JPG"> <BR> He's growing------Beau, the "jumbo puppy"--He is not 5 mos ----- <BR> He manages the 6 carpeted stairs now----is a good swimmer----doesn't mind the wiggly docks---and didn't vomit , on his last trip to town- <BR> The 2 Germans keep Himself and I, busy! <BR> <BR> Himself and I were supposed to be at a wedding this evening-- <BR> We won't be going...... <BR> This wedding is on an estate, in the bus... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:36:06 EST Eating what's in the bag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965833 Yesterday I babysat 2 of my Grand children---for the afternoon----from 1pm to 6pm--- <BR> We spent the afternoon at the dock-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87ad7fc2-c911-4554-95e0-46b883afc517.JPG"> <BR> It's an assortment of these Grand children who arrive--- <BR> <BR> When I go to the dock, I take a huge over the shoulder, cooler--- <BR> And every time Grand kids come over the hill, to the dock, their 1st question, is, "Gramma, what kind of food is in yer bag?" <... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:43:38 EST The puppy is adjusting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965290 We went to the groomer yesterday---- <BR> The 2 Germans (as in dogs) needed a bath-- <BR> Himself sat in the back seat with Beau, the car sick little fella's head on his lap---- <BR> I drove... <BR> AND......Beau, the puppy, did NOT vomit----He had gobs of mucous erupting from his mouth---but--no vomiting..... <BR> We were so happy --This guy is nearly 5 mos old---and a ride in a car is very traumatic for him----- <BR> He pee-ed all over the groomers floor , upon arrival, however--- <BR> <im... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:31:21 EST off to the groomer we go--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964720 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12babfad-9022-420b-a4c7-8382b15b0a51.JPG"> <BR> The Germans go to the groomer this AM--at 8am--- <BR> Beau, the enormous puppy is going to vomit-- <BR> He gets car sick---- <BR> I will only leave him to get his nails done--then bring him home--- <BR> It will be too traumatic to leave him there for the morning--- <BR> I will return----- Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:04:32 EST Himself told me so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964173 Sometimes stuff shocks you! <BR> Yesterday was hard----Fat cat (the hyperthyroid little one)-went to Heaven--cat Heaven I guess--- <BR> I thought it was "the end of my world"---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7d2130c-a517-41f7-96a5-092fdda7c617.gif"> <BR> But-------You know what?--This morning is like "Freedom 55"----- <BR> I have more time-----not the worry to feed the sick little guy-(He had to eat in order to get the anti-thyroid pill into him)--no litter to empty... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:57:09 EST Fat cat is OK to go to Heaven---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963597 STRESS---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cdcbf7a-8fd1-40f1-a82f-1200b3094dfe.gif"> <BR> I am driving Fat Cat to Heaven to-day- <BR> Lord love a Duck----and--I am coping quite well----(I think!) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69528b3e-737a-46b3-8fc3-90dd4f78cc6b.JPG"> <BR> This was us-yesterday---Himself--me---Son#3, the Policeman, with his 2 children---out at Laurentian Lodge for lunch--It was wonderful---just to relax! <BR> <img src="http://ph... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:25:07 EST Lotza good stuff on a Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963099 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22b2164a-5c81-4167-846a-45fae3348382.jpg"> <BR> I read a Spark people article this morning, on "Weight loss scams"-- <BR> I still fall for them....... <BR> And I have tried them all out---- <BR> Dr Oz, with his coffee bean thing was my latest trial--Of course, I spent about $50/bottle----nothing happened---I threw them out--- <BR> It is maddening-- <BR> It would be so easy to have instant thinness----instant healthy body----no hungry feelings w... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:57:16 EST Fat cat going to go to Heaven--soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962618 It never rains --but it pours--- <BR> Fat cat--the hyperthyroid guy-----is not eating--anything--- <BR> Nor is he drinking---- <BR> I give him till Monday--then it will be "game over"--- <BR> A person can only do so much-- <BR> Fat cat is over 15 yrs--- <BR> He has had a good life---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/696626dc-4b1b-465b-9ffd-a2c0e96a683a.jpg"> <BR> In his better days, he looked like this----- <BR> Sometimes life is so hard-- Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:43:38 EST mind over fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962118 It's a battle--this weight loss thing-- <BR> There are so many things that get in the way of sticking to my guns---like extreme thirst after cutting grass--It would be so much easier to just grab a cold fizzy pop--rather than water---- <BR> Himself had H Pylori (an ulcer)-He could eat ice cream-----(And of course I love ice cream)-I knew it was in the freezer---and eating it tasted so good on a hot day---- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> <BR> But----"Mind Over Matter"------a "desire to walk with... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:51:27 EST We are into the Mutant Generation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961577 I heard a comment on CBC radio this morning, on Generation Z----the young people who were born into the computer age----The young people who have never lived in a world without cell phones, or I Pads-- <BR> Sometimes they are referred to as "the Mutants"--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da787cfe-00d4-405b-a549-a7bed9ac77ca.jpg"> <BR> They seem to be completely oblivious to communication, to real people-----(and to Gramma's house chores) <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:29:42 EST Heat wave and water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961064 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04a73c01-3581-40f3-82f6-8abdf90e0581.jpg"> <BR> It doesn't hurt to review what water does for one! <BR> Yesterday I was dizzy----- <BR> The day before, I gardened, in a bug suit-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1802c6cc-cd65-4ce3-9884-986130085ade.jpg"> <BR> This was me----- <BR> It was 27C and sunny--In the bug suit, it was probably 500F! <BR> I pulled weeds for hours and hours---with no water---- <BR> My daughter yester... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:21:47 EST dizzy me---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960519 Yesterday I spent all morning----and a long time before supper, in the garden, with my head hanging down--pulling weeds-- <BR> I got up in the night----with the room spinning-- <BR> Somehow, I upset my equilibrium---my balance---- <BR> What a strange feeling---no more pulling weeds to-day! <BR> Funny how you think you can just do everything--- <BR> When one gardens, it seems you can't get enough to drink--- <BR> I now pack a wee cooler and carry it outside , with a cold pack----and lotza wate... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:21:14 EST Very Short thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959912 A new week----trying every day to get it right---- <BR> Exercise---drinking water----being kind (even to the crazy relatives!)-think thin thoughts--(mind over fat)---helping himself get better----and moving more! <BR> We are so lucky to have a whole new day---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45444d05-d85a-4c4f-970d-93d3d957e87f.jpg"> <BR> Get offa here and get at-er!--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f69c576-5c90-493f-9422-852bdacb49f6.jpg"> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:01:32 EST Sparking along on the dock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959433 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c82e780-1b3b-484d-97aa-6da7272adaac.jpg"> <BR> Well, here I am--72 yrs young-- <BR> Lord love a Duck--I feel 130 yrs old! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/946b1c16-17d2-4edd-90bc-7281e41e2021.jpg"> <BR> This used to be me--1964--a Graduate Nurse from Sick Kids in Toronto- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6251c59f-4313-4e79-9341-d351620561c2.jpg"> <BR> Then all those children-and Grandchildren descended... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 07:45:36 EST Himself and I! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958925 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3413ba1b-1803-4e9d-be1a-0bc127cd757d.jpg"> <BR> This is HIMSELF-----very much younger----- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6755d59-f492-4ff1-b766-cc875eb554db.JPG"> <BR> This is HIMSELF, yesterday, before our trip to the vet, with Beau, the 56 lb, 4 month old puppy, who vomited on him, on the way to the vet-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2dd08910-246b-40bf-9df5-527edf371035.jpg"> <BR> Here we are,... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:28:18 EST Patience is a Virtue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958460 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67f11403-9ec6-4cfb-8aa6-124b6bcf8b54.jpg"> <BR> The weekend is nearly here--more time to exercise--have more time to yerself- <BR> <BR> Yesterday Himself tested positive for an ulcer---- <BR> I am not surprised----He has always had stomach problems-- <BR> So now he is on 3 different antibiotics----AND EVEN MORE GROUCHY! <BR> Lord love a Duck--!!!! <BR> Life can be very difficult when one is married, sometimes---- <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:35:22 EST A report on a household! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957930 Well, I have to say--Himself is better! <BR> It must've been the flu-----which lasted over 3 weeks--- <BR> He is eating his mammoth breakfast now--- <BR> Beau the puppy has grown--is now 4 mos--as tall as Tess---- <BR> The hyperthyroid cat is on an anti-thyroid pill now-I used to put the medication on the inside of his ears---now I choke the wee pill down his throat--- <BR> Tess, the recovered Blasto dog---is eating well--after all the damage the Blasto did to her body-- <BR> And me???----6 p... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 07:50:35 EST Quick thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957359 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5b6c6c7-1e8f-459c-b125-f898737140c4.jpg"> <BR> To-day is my favourite day too! <BR> We can walk----move----watch what goes into the old mouth--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c91c54e4-4a23-40c6-b9cf-bf2fa74481f4.png"> <BR> ---allow a small snack before bed---- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb6dabae-354f-49f7-90f6-195a446a0669.gif"> <BR> Spark on Sparkly people-- <BR> Mind over food!!! <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:08:57 EST Popeye and Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956782 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a612e0fb-35d6-458b-b7db-1b694092efce.jpg"> <BR> "I'm strong to the finish--coz I eat my spinach--I'm Popeye the Sailor man!" <BR> ..and he has it right! <BR> There are no "Popeye-s" anymore---- <BR> Kids just see a lot of violence these days----fast moving dance videos-- <BR> Do any of the 2015 television stars and shows stress healthy foods?---- <BR> <BR> When I asked my Grand kids this, they laughed--looked at me funny---- <BR> Times have ch... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 07:30:00 EST Being a Pirate... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956206 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0794ad3-4fc3-4adb-b0ee-fe4dde0a9637.jpg"> <BR> I've been wearing the "Stepper"--- <BR> Yesterday (Sunday)-I aimed for 5000 steps-----and I made that! <BR> To-day I shall aim for 10,000----which isn't too much when one cuts grass--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, Himself helped me change our bed--a Sunday ritual---and "the most Dread" for him----me being a retired R.N.--and (even tho I hate being this way!)-the "grouchy demanding, Bed Maker"--chewing at... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 07:20:52 EST The Stepper rules! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955706 I wore my "stepper" yesterday----- <BR> I haven't worn it since Beau, the new German (as in puppy ) arrived--- <BR> It certainly does encourage one to keep moving-- <BR> By bedtime, I had chocked up, 9140 steps-- <BR> I was pooped--went to bed early---- <BR> This is just a wee stepper from our local pharmacy--$30--well worth it! <BR> <BR> To-day, being Sunday--I shall NOT do grass cutting----maybe weeding a garden--maybe nothing-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04829a2... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:25:17 EST 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