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/ Life returning to normal here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378206 I lost 2.4 pounds --reycled of course--- <BR> So, I'm on a roll here---- <BR> <BR> Not only that, Tess, the German who tore her ACL, came with us to the next town--saw her surgeon, -----had Physio with him and a young girl--with me--in a dog gym-- <BR> She detested every minute of it--- <BR> They have sent her home with a list of exercises forcing her to put more weight on her leg which had the surgery. <BR> Her surgeon rated her leg as 3 out of 5--and said it was better than most at this s... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:29:06 EST Bertha the Blimp is not healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377803 To-day is my weigh-in night-- <BR> You see, I rejoined Weight Watchers-----and in this town, they weigh you every Wednesday night--The reason I joined is because I needed a set of scales other than my own, to keep me accountable-- <BR> You see, I'm up against the wall here, with "the Wedding" in September---- <BR> I just can't be the "Fat Lady"--the ONLY overweight person, there! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b440eb1-7971-44a8-9537-060a198759ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All my... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:33:58 EST Marvel is Marvellous! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da1265dc-ef63-4e75-ace3-6b71646ca7ae.jpg"> <BR> This is a Rhodesian Ridgeback-- She lives near us, in Elliot Lake--- <BR> Her owner , Ellen, is our dog's groomer--- <BR> At her home, she has show dogs-- Angelridge Ridgebacks-- <BR> <BR> The dog's name, is Marvel-----so beautiful--- <BR> She had sent Marvel, to be bred, somewhere in Michigan-- <BR> The chap who was driving Marvel to be bred, stopped at a rest stop to let Marvel do her busines... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:43:40 EST Chattin, away here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376979 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83e07322-5a38-4b7f-9531-55aa71faef6b.jpg"> <BR> so true eh?--- <BR> I need to wish that eventually I will lose the fat---will become lean and mean--- <BR> I need the back bone to do it---against great odds--that I CAN get out there every morning and walk---that I CAN get the gardening done (even with sciatica)-----that I CAN cut all the grass a little at a time---that with Spark's journaling, I will learn that ice cream is best left in the sto... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:12:49 EST My Dad was Special! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376627 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0ee525c-63bd-4004-a4b6-ad214f05daf5.jpg"> <BR> This was my Mom and Dad--- <BR> Dad was devoted to my Mother-- <BR> I never knew that Dad had a great sense of humour till my Mom passed and he didn't have the responsibility of taking care of her! <BR> My Mom and Dad lived in Florida after Dad retired---In fact, he returned to work in Orlando, when they were building Disneyworld --He was a Civil Engineer <BR> . <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 11:02:02 EST Love ourselves! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376208 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a989438-61ec-4ae9-b7b3-a67b6804fd5d.jpg"> <BR> That's for all the Dads out there! <BR> I hope that you are appreciated by your loved ones-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33417e54-51a2-40b0-801c-a25280e3e9f0.jpg"> <BR> I know this Dad was---look at what his family gave him!-- <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I cut grass----came in---had a wee nap--then went out again, and cut more grass- <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:29:03 EST The Germans go to the groomer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75587788-89c8-45c3-b89f-ac76aa00dc32.jpg"> <BR> These 2 Germans are going to the groomer this morning--- <BR> I shall return to blog--- <BR> It's foggy here! <BR> <BR> 9-15am-----I am back home--- beau and Tess --the German who had a torn ACL ligament, are still at the Groomers-- <BR> This is Tess' first bath in 4 mos, due to her surgery-- <BR> Here I thought Beau was a big grown boy now--- but---(that big "butt")--He pee-ed all over her floor... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:15:43 EST Son#2 talks to the local radio! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375473 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba62e77d-6614-471d-abf1-5c80350619c5.jpg"> <BR> This is Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot----with his soon to be Bride--a flight attendant with Air Canada-- <BR> Yesterday he called me from Calgary at 8am, our time. <BR> "I'm listening to CKNR MOM", he said---"the local radio station." <BR> <BR> Apparently he can hear that station over the internet--- <BR> " I listen to Bobby (the radio announcer) all over the world", he told me! <BR> <BR> "Lord l... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:27:15 EST Livin' ON the grid is the best--for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374984 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddc1ac9e-2dc2-43d5-9644-d2f2a51fd8f1.jpg"> <BR> It sure feels good to be in the land of the living! <BR> Our power outage lasted 48 hours--- <BR> Can you believe that I missed all of you--a lot---- I also missed to-day's technology---I missed all the bells and whistles of all the machines that keep us going in our household-- <BR> Lord love a Duck--Who would think? <BR> <BR> But--(that big "butt" again-)-- <BR> I'm here to tell you that h... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:19:01 EST I HAVE THE POWER BACK ON! Whooppee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374765 WE HAVE "POWER"---- <BR> WE lost our power last Sunday at 6pm, when a huge storm passed through our area-- <BR> Trees were uprooted---trees fell on wires--and even houses-- <BR> We were out in the car and I felt like I was in "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz"-- <BR> Tree limbs were flying in the air past us---The sky was black---and wires were all over the highway---- <BR> So 2 days without "Power" was not fun-- <BR> We had a generator which kept out frig and freezer going--plus the TV---and a f... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:58:17 EST Trying so hard to believe in "ME"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373672 Well it's Sunday---- <BR> It's a sunny Sunday---and very warm--- <BR> To-day I've decided to believe in myself-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bae9fb09-aff8-4f82-a1d1-cdcf23409965.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You see, with sciatica over the past few months, plus meds to deal with it, it seemed coping with following a controlled calorie account, I felt, was more than I could deal with--- <BR> I turned to that ol' "HOPE DIET"---You know, the one where you eat whatever you want, and ... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:49:29 EST Hug a Dog today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373274 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b844c3f-797b-4a95-9e5d-b78e787d8543.JPG"> <BR> Beau and I just were down at the dock-- <BR> As you can see, the floating dock has not been put out yet---needs staining and the lights put on it-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91bc21d7-58d8-4781-a847-e75dcb957b31.JPG"> <BR> Beau had his ball with him-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44d81eae-eefc-458d-8b90-59e30f7e3c0a.JPG"> <BR> The lake looked so... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:52:17 EST Keeping it together-sorta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372891 I won't be on here long--You see, Himself brought Tess, the German who just had surgery, upstairs here, to meet Sushi, the cat who came in from the cold. <BR> We have Tess on a leash and Sushi, so far, has not run under the bed-- <BR> Life in the "wilds" of our upstairs certainly is interesting-- <BR> Our goal is to have these 2 become friends-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa4b828b-b8b5-4529-b9d9-c9ee467dd64a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life's a tad fragile------ <BR> I'm doin... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:14:50 EST A meeting of the Sparkly Minds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f51b6065-2090-4d4c-ba26-063cee7af004.jpg"> <BR> Gloria and Mary really sparkle! <BR> In SparkPeople land, --they are GloryB83 and RainbowMF ---- <BR> I read this morning that they live within 2 hrs of each other, and decided to get together--- <BR> That is SO nice! <BR> Spark friends are the bestest! <BR> Wouldn't it be so much fun if we all could meet one another?--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1d09e13-e357-427c-9... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 10:20:15 EST Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b003d94a-30e4-4af7-b218-0e1cfe78130d.JPG"> <BR> The lake is open--the docks are out-- <BR> I am still planting flowers , and cutting grass---in my horrible bug suit! <BR> <BR> The water temperature is only 60 F right now-will eventually get up to the 80's-- <BR> Beau has been in a few times-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6280b7e-969a-4285-8fa6-78c6e868061d.JPG"> <BR> He is not a swimmer--wades out up to his chest only... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 10:15:03 EST You be da Bestest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371548 We should talk to ourselves more---tell ourselves that we ARE great , kind , wonderful smart people! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5c8005b-1ee9-49ab-9aca-6c16887f0e59.jpg"> <BR> We tell our pets that they are the best!- <BR> So, if we tell ourselves how great we are, we will eventually believe it! <BR> <BR> Life can be so complicated at times--- <BR> There are days that I just can't fit everything in, and it makes me feel like there is something wrong with me--- <BR... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 08:06:28 EST I'm hanging in---barely! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371279 Better late than never---- <BR> Lord love a Duck! It is 4pm and I am just posting now! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b856789b-5831-4455-9f2c-7ecb9d9279b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well--I do have "hope" that my life will calm down----and it better happen pretty quick-- <BR> This morning, our vehicle went to "North End Collision"--I know the owner of the place. <BR> You see, after raising 5 children, and each one, of these growing kids, drove "My" car in their high school yea... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 16:12:28 EST A VERY short rainy blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370618 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f890a93d-bf59-472b-9817-13693b3b56ec.jpg"> <BR> It's Sunday and we CAN Spark a great day--- <BR> I will put my mind to this! <BR> <BR> I am SO happy that It's raining to-day---and that it wasn't raining yesterday for my drive to the vet-- <BR> We can make this the very best day--ever! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de7707fa-9d56-441a-8407-10ab6eee7a88.gif"> Sun, 4 Jun 2017 08:24:56 EST What else can ever happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370337 Late---- posting very late here-- <BR> Of course, it never rains but it pours-- <BR> Himself drove into a city cleaning truck yesterday evening $ 4500.00 damage to our vehicle-- <BR> Yesterday I cried--- To-day--well, we are not hurt --The car can be fixed-- AND-----at almost 89 Yrs old (Himself) I think its time himself stopped driving-- <BR> That is the bad news--- <BR> <BR> Now--There is good news--- <BR> I drove Tess an hour up the highway to the vet who did her surgery exactly 6 week... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 12:59:07 EST A lot going on here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/360a9782-3d1a-43f4-a141-32cd8a2207d6.jpg"> <BR> Well, I love this guy----made me laugh--- <BR> There are days that a Donkey's life might not be so bad--- <BR> <BR> This morning, Himself said, " If you are going downstairs, could you bring up the cream?"-- <BR> I was going downstairs to get the laundry out of the washer----so down a few more stairs I went, emptied the dehumidifier in the fruit cellar, carried up Himself's shirts which were han... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 09:27:15 EST Water water everywhere! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369422 "There's a lot of water all over the counter--again"---- <BR> I say this every day to Himself-- <BR> You see, Himself goes downstairs to the kitchen at least 30 minutes before I get down there-- <BR> On a good day, he changes the dog water---empties the dishwasher---on other days. he watches tennis-- <BR> There is tennis on every day it seems, somewhere in the world! <BR> <BR> This morning water was dripping down the front of the kitchen counter---behind the sink--on the kitchen floor in fro... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 10:01:59 EST thinking back--running like "Hooligan"- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368975 My Mom and Dad always had a cottage at Port Stanley. <BR> That is in Southern Ontario, along the shore of Lake Erie-- <BR> I loved it there--- <BR> <BR> There is a wide sandy beach -----a board walk with lots of people along the main beach---and huge ice cream cones , where each dip was a different flavour- <BR> Our cottage was up near the clay cliffs---- <BR> <BR> Every summer, we moved there--never returned home to the city till fall-- <BR> Mom used to say that she wanted us out of the ci... Wed, 31 May 2017 09:36:47 EST The P.A system saves my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368476 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/525d54d8-6078-4d3b-9652-942e11ea59e1.jpg"> <BR> Well, there were no mistakes yesterday---but (that big butt!)- there sure has been--- <BR> <BR> The worst mistake for me, is buying the chocolate ice cream--or ----like, last Saturday, at the grocery , when I looked at the cinnamon buns, oozing with icing, all packaged, ready to go-- <BR> -I picked up the package- <BR> -You see, it was right by the cash, and there I was, waiting in line-- <BR> -t... Tue, 30 May 2017 09:18:15 EST just wishin' I was thin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368010 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3199cc21-0881-408d-bc5b-9b6ac3552040.jpg"> <BR> It's tough being chunky---because it takes time to exercise---- <BR> This morning, I walked, up the highway, in the fog--in my bug hat and bug jacket---with my music - <BR> I really did NOT want to go-- <BR> Himself was eating breakfast, with the French Open on the TV----sitting----(as if I ever get to sit!) <BR> <BR> It's not as if there are Herds of people walking out there--- up the hill---- ... Mon, 29 May 2017 09:12:05 EST The Rain in Spain is here again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367619 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99ef4a55-8bf4-42f5-b9fe-dfe5f12aa2a6.JPG"> <BR> On a wet rainy Sunday, maybe we all should just curl up in a tree--watch the world go by! <BR> Sushi, the recycled cat, finally decided to go up in the world---to the highest point on her tree- <BR> <BR> Yesterday evening, I heard geese----ran to the kitchen window, and saw an enormous flock of geese, heading north----in a huge V-formation --I wanted to talk to them--tell them--"FINALLY, YOU HAV... Sun, 28 May 2017 08:59:43 EST Red toe nails impressed Himself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367196 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea52487d-89b9-4160-8480-5625918b1e50.jpg"> <BR> lately I've allowed my body image to "go to pot"--- <BR> I used to think that once the children were grown---I'd have more time for me--- <BR> --so far, that just has not happened--- <BR> <BR> You see, I am 74 years young, and my days seem busier than ever-- <BR> My children have been replaced with pets----my himself has aged-requires time on my part now just to have him hear me----and -the chor... Sat, 27 May 2017 08:18:14 EST Justa wee blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366850 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b83550fe-52de-4c6e-9af6-0267a6a8157b.jpg"> <BR> And I just can't remain the same---- <BR> This morning I walked up the highway----in the bugs--2000 steps almost----- I will do more later-- <BR> I came home and stretched the back-- <BR> It's not like I have a lot of time to work out-- <BR> But--(that big "butt"-)--- the ol' body requires some kind of moving ---- <BR> I do feel happier now----more awake --more "with it"--- <em>381</em> <BR> ... Fri, 26 May 2017 10:07:20 EST -even on a rainy day-be happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366407 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b7ce5da-f701-417c-b526-11d5686bd767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> -even tho it's raining--- (and this feels like the 101th wet day)----think happy thoughts-- <BR> -even tho you can't get out for the walk-----be happy you have a Dreadmill---and get on it!--even for 10 minutes! <BR> --even tho the money you had saved, went to fix a pet's leg---be happy you could afford the operation! <BR> -even tho you felt it necessary to bring a cat in from the outdoor e... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:42:05 EST NEVER say NEVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365952 There's a song----"The Sun Will Come Out To-Morrow"----from "Annie" isn't it? <BR> Well, to-day the sun is in my heart-- <BR> To-day. I am NOT in the depths of despair--a good lesson----don't panic----stuff happens--ride it out--to-morrow things always look better--- <BR> <BR> We do get our own car back--the dealer is going to cover it, under warranty--- <BR> The workman came out, assessed the damage to the garage door that I backed into----has ordered us a new door---which will match the on... Wed, 24 May 2017 08:07:22 EST I crashed into our garage door-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365550 I crashed through the garage door last evening-- <BR> --broke the door-- <BR> I am waiting for a repairman to come out here--assess the damage----and see when he can install 2 new garage doors-Its a double garage-- <BR> Ask me if I'm upset----Lord love a Duck! I feel ;like an idiot--- <BR> <BR> You see, I wasn't driving our own vehicle---I was driving a "loaner" from the car dealer--- <BR> It did NOT have the rear view camera on it----no excuse though--- <BR> I shudda opened the garage door ... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:44:20 EST kids think stuff is perfectly normal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365097 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1dbedef-2a78-45f3-a9ed-e1cb6814e85a.JPG"> <BR> It is this little girl's Birthday to-day. Here she is with her brother, and her Mom and Dad--son#4--They came out to visit us yesterday-- <BR> <BR> While Himself had son#4 running all over the house to fix this and that, these 2 Grand Children were in the kitchen with me. <BR> Apparently they are going to Canada's Wonderland, an amusement park, next week--and will be taking their large Motorhome... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:48:59 EST A Rainy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364652 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4aa28bee-c7e1-4dc2-a3bb-2ed84ecdb292.jpg"> <BR> It's raining cats and dogs here--- <BR> I like it--- <BR> --seems like a relaxin' type of day-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80791819-3244-4c85-a554-2b8403a7e62d.JPG"> <BR> Sushi, the wee spitfire , wayward cat, loves to look out at it! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7421b51c-f283-415c-9b49-6d27faf83edd.jpg"> <BR> Himself and I will just "huddle"-... Sun, 21 May 2017 09:24:08 EST Even a wee Turtle has a challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364281 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21eb0ddf-1fba-4dbc-bdfa-04709c475364.jpg"> <BR> I saw this on Spark Premium -- <BR> <BR> OK--I really REALLY did NOT want to get outside and walk up the highway this morning-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!-- <BR> (Why do I have to do this and I don't see any of my neighbours EVER exercising!) <BR> <BR> But--(that big "butt" again!)--I put on my shoes--told himself that I wouldn't be long --that I'd only go to the corner--not up that highway-- <BR> ... Sat, 20 May 2017 09:34:00 EST Spa day for big Beau -Caution--Its a Holiday weekend- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebcf75c9-2a9d-41f8-b1ca-30e1d2790d19.png"> <BR> and I loves you! <BR> I think everyone should begin the day with someone telling us that!--- <BR> <BR> This morning I am taking big Beau to the groomer--It's his Spa Day--- <BR> Poor Tess the other German--(as in dog) can't have her Spa Day as she and me, are still fighting the Suture thing! <BR> <BR> I will try to add to this when I get back--- <BR> It's a long weekend here in Canada--We call ... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:34:59 EST Exercising in strange clothes ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363482 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efe45923-ed7d-4909-b1b5-46365aa97a3a.jpg"> <BR> Did I tell you that the docks are out? <BR> AND-----the blackflies are pestering us! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b6eb03f-5327-43da-8c12-9948e8977699.jpg"> <BR> This morning I did go for a walk up the highway-- <BR> You can see son#2 with his drone here filming where our road meets the highway- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8b9f429-7d7a-4a73-bd9... Thu, 18 May 2017 09:58:00 EST Healthy people live longer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363021 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a80438db-9d75-43b7-88eb-0f0178b2b0ba.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess love this woman? <BR> I look at her and I see such wonderful stories---She has a sense of humor----looks healthy---and is having a marvellous life---I wish I could interview her! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3f69011-7e9f-4803-a8a1-87ab70b621a5.jpg"> <BR> --and look at this wee girl--Doesn't yer heart just go out to her? There must be a story here too---... Wed, 17 May 2017 08:50:44 EST We are alive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362574 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e88be2a3-4269-48d7-b73f-188e0ae11c29.jpg"> <BR> I love to read this! <BR> It was on the Spark Premium this morning. <BR> It reminds me that to-day I can try even harder . <BR> Yesterday was OK------but I could've done better-- <BR> <BR> I didn't need to get so upset when Himself put that jar of mayonnaise back on the shelf at the grocery store--the one that I had put in the cart, just in case we used all the one we had already opened. You s... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:51:56 EST To-day I feel like Bertha Blimp! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362202 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9763775a-f1e9-4215-a347-072325112236.jpg"> <BR> Isn't the above so true? <BR> Yesterday was Mother's day---We went to a Mother's Day Brunch at son#1's restaurant-- <BR> I can't say that I overate----but-(that big "BUTT" again!) --I did eat the wrong foods-- <BR> For instance--Eggs Benedict--Bacon---Thai bites-Lasagne --brownies---I did have watermelon and Mangos----- <BR> Why on a day that we celebrate "Mothers", do I feel that I deserve to ea... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:44:40 EST Little things mean a lot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361698 It's Mother's Day! <BR> And it's not usually a big deal here--BUT--- (that big "butt"--)---- you know what? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/831c3693-d501-4ed0-8245-7b20edc32f6d.jpg"> <BR> TESS IS WALKING ON ALL 4 LEGS---- <BR> She started yesterday---- I couldn't believe it--- <BR> The blue thing over that leg, is Himself's sock, with the foot cut out of it--- with my hairband going over her back to hold the sock up, so it will cover the suture line-- so she doesn't ... Sun, 14 May 2017 08:08:51 EST Birthdays bring us together-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361319 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a0d4346-413b-4301-bb1d-de893af6c6d5.JPG"> <BR> Here we are at son#1's, 49th Birthday- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c83d27ae-ec84-456c-882e-7e83201cb33a.JPG">- <BR> Here he is with his family--- <BR> You know, there is nothing that can beat being together! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54e5b6df-97ad-412d-b706-f7b54eade336.JPG"> <BR> The Grand children will always remember our celebrations <BR> ... Sat, 13 May 2017 08:48:43 EST Son#1's Birthday brings Memories- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361011 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c3054bf-f45f-40f6-b6fa-f828700c514a.jpg"> <BR> The baby that Himself is holding, on the left, is son#1 --taken over 50 yrs ago-- <BR> He was born on May 12th, which was Mother's Day, that year. <BR> Himself was Interning at the Civic Hospital then--We lived in a 2 bedroom apartment close to the Hospital. <BR> I remember this child crying all the time----day and night--- <BR> <BR> After he was born, Himself announced that one child was enou... Fri, 12 May 2017 11:39:40 EST Cone on a German's head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9c9a555-5372-4c6e-b83c-1e4b98b6c610.jpg"> <BR> I need this Angel-----a lot-----right now---- <BR> You see, Tess the German with the ACL ligament repair, licked her suture line--AGAIN----in --literally 5 seconds, when I turned around to reach for a new bandage-- <BR> The suture line is not gaping, but , at the top, where she bends the knee---- it began to bleed-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!---Is this thing ever going to heel? <BR> <img src="http:/... Thu, 11 May 2017 10:22:51 EST Just for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360076 --nothing out of the ordinary has happened to-day--yet! <BR> I love it! <BR> I even got my walk in--- <BR> I love it! <BR> The internet is working, as is the phone--- <BR> I love it! <BR> <BR> The piano tuner will be here at 2pm---my only planned event for the day--- <BR> I love that too-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/538f4b2f-ebbe-4158-a231-006c0d51fdea.jpg"> <BR> --watch what goes in the mouth---- <BR> I shall try very hard to find time to journal---all day! <... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:40:41 EST Life in the bush---without Internet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359677 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3ec9595-ca20-4748-bf20-1a39216311e5.gif"> <BR> Our telephone --AND Internet service has been down since 6:10 Am---- <BR> I called our server --and they have referred me to their 2nd level, Internet guy--who has had me disconnect almost every wire all over the computer and the room here-- <BR> I even pulled out the bookcase, from the wall, where the telephone wire connects to the outside-- <BR> That met I had to take every book out of that boo... Tue, 9 May 2017 09:44:34 EST To-day is a new day and I shall make it count! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359210 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3d794e6-e482-472a-986d-87a8a0fd0c64.jpg"> <BR> so true eh? <BR> like yesterday----I sparked ALL day-----walked --journaled--ate 1500 calories--well within my caloric allotment-----then--- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aabbb47d-2ad1-4f32-92b9-0c3555cb79b0.gif"> <BR> I blew it----ate 4 L'Indor chocolates ----- <BR> Why?--why? why?----absolutely crazy! <BR> So, to-day is a new day----I shall try again--- (How many tim... Mon, 8 May 2017 08:57:09 EST Adulting is hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c2cfe50-8774-49b1-aeaf-fd34dd5f7068.jpg"> <BR> I spent last night on the sofa--- <BR> You see, it was windy, and Tess, the German (as in dog) who had her hind leg operated on, does not like wind---nor does she care for sleeping in the living room , when everyone else is upstairs-- <BR> She finally settled down at 3am--beside me---with my hand on her back-- <BR> <BR> Taking care of this "post Surgery dog", is not an easy chore--- <BR> She lic... Sun, 7 May 2017 10:57:27 EST Are you a "Stay between the lines" type of person? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358366 Himself has a pet peeve---- <BR> You see, he has a problem with the way I park. <BR> He really is a "perfectionist" you know--- <BR> <BR> And as I do all of the driving when we are together, and because if a parking area is empty, or nearly empty, in my mind, what does it matter how or where I stop the car. <BR> <BR> "You are not inside the lines", he always tells me. <BR> "But no one is here", I respond. <BR> And then his rant begins----- <BR> "These lines are here for a reason you know"... Sat, 6 May 2017 09:21:10 EST Be happy again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357927 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0272ae3d-444e-4a2f-8b1b-cc522c8102ef.jpg"> <BR> It's time!---Lord love a Duck! <BR> These days the small stuff in my life are "where it's at" for me--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6eaada0-5824-41e6-8474-7502ae17b2b4.jpg"> <BR> This morning, while standing at the sink in the kitchen, a beautiful blue Heron flew by the window---It looked like I was standing in a Heavenly picture--you know---with huge birds in the sky-... Fri, 5 May 2017 08:25:40 EST The German gets her cast off--not for the faint of heart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357503 Yesterday I took Tess, the German (as in dog) who had a cast on her leg-- <BR> I drove her to the Orthopaedic Dog vet yesterday, thinking it was only for her 5th Lazar treatment. <BR> They took her cast off--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47877a6a-2e74-460c-bc61-08f40a266c5a.jpg"> <BR> She has 2 incision lines- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93b199bb-1071-4d4b-8f8c-1a022c224e34.JPG"> <BR> -not for the "faint of heart"----Looking at it makes me... Thu, 4 May 2017 08:11:03 EST Attitude-attitude--attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a37e4e3-6101-4fe2-a8bd-f9e4c66bd953.gif"> <BR> Well, I'll tell you---This is how I'd look if I didn't try to keep in some sorta shape! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf9b1ebc-3eaa-437d-a299-b8e77b245f26.gif"> <BR> And it's so important, to look and feel like this! <BR> <BR> You see, I'm 74----People pass on at my age--- <BR> I can see why too---- <BR> You see, I am fighting sciatica---I've tried Massage Therapy---I've s... Wed, 3 May 2017 09:07:46 EST