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/ Spark is so slow this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835278 I can't get Spark People to move this morning-----changing pages is SLOW-------- <BR> Is it just my 'puter? <BR> Anyone else going thru this? <BR> FRUSTRATING!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr <BR> <BR> But------Life goes on-zooming along----- <BR> ------- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1323803942.jpg"> <BR> The Germans head to the groomer this morning----and soon! <BR> Of course it doesn't look like this outside-----LOL <BR> <BR> more like this---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:32:01 EST Christmas is a lot of..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834780 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1218385707.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1770359313.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l343870548.jpg"> <BR> I haven't blogged about the Germans-(as in dogs)--or Fat Cat, for ages---- <BR> I guess because they are all doing so well--Tess (the long hair Shepherd)-is over the Blastomycosis---and Fat Cat (alias "Snoop")-is beginning to put some weight back on---He turned out to have an overactive ... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:10:48 EST The Birthday Bash is over---Whew!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834270 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l181922267.jpg"> <BR> Thanks Sparkly People! <BR> Thank-you for the Happy Birthday wishes yesterday and the gifts and well wishes---- <BR> It was a fun day---- <BR> My family took me out for dinner and the picture shows me with some of the Grandchildren-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1818111886.jpg"> <BR> It also shows me ..........WITH CAKE! <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> I am happy that life has returned to normal to-day ... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:01:43 EST Drop by-say hello--It's a Birthday Party---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833736 <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> Well--another year older! <BR> And , I hope-----wiser! <BR> To-day , all Spark People are invited to celebrate this "wise-ness"--here! <BR> It's a virtual Birthday Party! <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> It would be fun to meet everyone----share ideas---- <BR> You Sparkly People are the reason I keep trying----- <BR> I appreciate yer comments so much! Thank-you for being "you"! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907158841.jpg... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:55:01 EST Come to my virtual Birthday to-morrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l892509370.jpg"> <BR> This was me at a Birthday Party which I hosted with my Grandchildren, at McDonalds. It was my Birthday---- <BR> To-morrow is my Birthday--- <BR> And........you all are invited to a virtual all day party-- <BR> There is a map of how to get here on my cover page--- <BR> We live just along the great lakes- <BR> I'll be waiting for you---- <BR> We will have fun----just "loll" around----eat healthy----laugh----be waited on o... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:57:01 EST ...crying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832730 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1738020626.jpg"> <BR> I'm struggling---- <BR> I could blame it on the hoopla all around me----the Christmas stuff in the stores---the running around and eating whatever I want when I get home-----not getting all the exercise which I know I need--not keeping track of what goes in the mouth----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803797391.jpg"> <BR> Lord Love A Duck! <BR> The scales are GOING UP! <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:37:12 EST Short 'n healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832262 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2146606207.jpg"> <BR> This just about sums it up right now-- <BR> The candies/cookies, eaten to-day, will have to be pulled off the ol' body in January--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1608053400.jpg">Fresh raw crunchy fruits and veggies will be devoured to-day--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l951487543.jpg"> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:25:04 EST Staying Strong ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831773 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1769678097.jpg"> <BR> --and Christmas--It's coming too!--trying to cut calories right now is very difficult--- <BR> Maybe if I keep the ol' body moving, the extra calories will not attach --at least for long!---I don't want to be on the "Hope Diet"--You know--You eat whatever you want and hope for the best! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1880238348.jpg"> <BR> --to be able to fly with the cat here, the body has to ""lighte... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:59:12 EST Motivated by mis-shaped people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831225 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l507057996.jpg"> <BR> Last night , sitting at a Community Christmas Concert, I was motivated to carry on Sparking-Nearly all the women participating, on the stage, were very stout--- <BR> Their legs looked normal.....but.......they had no waist---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2061313283.jpg"> <BR> In fact , they pretty much all had this Lady's shape! <BR> I vowed to go home and do more abs----perhaps eat more broccoli--... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:15:21 EST Broccali and Grandkids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830679 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702708116.jpg"> <BR> This is what I looked out on yesterday---It was gorgeous! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405973073.jpg"> <BR> And last evening we had more snow---It's minus 15C this morning outside---This picture was taken after I returned from town. I had to drive to town to see a 5 year Grandson, swim. He is on the local swim team, and had invited Gramma (ME!)--to watch a practice. <img src="http://photos-ak... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:10:29 EST Short but delightful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830104 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2034669316.jpg"> <BR> I made bread yesterday----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1731019667.jpg"> <BR> Oh no------'cause I ate it!--Lord Love A Duck! <BR> In fact, I had to go to bed early so I wouldn't eat anymore! <BR> But I managed to survive the night--didn't starve to death--LOL <BR> The Battle of the Fat continues on-- <BR> Good thing there is always a new day! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:46:15 EST Quick thought here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829476 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854751629.jpg"> <BR> This is just about how I feel------ <BR> And it's not even Christmas---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck---- <BR> Christmas is a lot of work!!!! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 06:43:00 EST Sunday recollections! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828993 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1105565488.jpg"> <BR> -----early morning--looking over the lake----with a thin layer of ice over it! <BR> Sundays, I always reflect----dunno why--maybe because I was born, sorta in the ice age----before there was television----Our 1st TV was a black and white Admiral TV---before that, our family had a console radio----As a kid, we'd sit in front of that radio and listen to "Teddy Bear's picnic" . <BR> There were no fast food restaurants----W... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:28:52 EST Wanna be Epic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828505 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1140922158.jpg"> <BR> Embrace the day!---- <BR> Lord love a Duck! I love that! <BR> I mean, it's Saturday---- <BR> We are alive----- <BR> The sun is out---- <BR> --- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1811542671.jpg">Fat cat, the hyperthyroid cat is looking good! <BR> The Germans (as in dogs)- seem happy----lovin' the winter---- <BR> Himself is going strong at 86---(and I'm showing extreme patience with his stubborn know ever... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:28:24 EST No rest for the Wicked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827955 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l830971069.jpg"> <BR> Holy cow!----We got through another week---- <BR> And the routine can vary a bit now--It's the weekend soon-- <BR> "Beast Mode"--or "attacking the fat mode", which I began last week, ----made a wee dent into the fat situation. <BR> <BR> I honestly tried to drink more water-- <BR> I tried harder to make exercise an important part of the day--- <BR> I went out for dinner--twice--and ate healthy--- <BR> I tried NOT to eat ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 07:03:07 EST A Broken Home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827360 This past fall, I felt like the whole house broke- <BR> Let me see--the washer was replaced---- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot fixed the dishwasher (which is still going!)- <BR> The desktop computer had to be worked on--- <BR> The water pipes burst over the laundry area---and all the drywall had to be replaced--- <BR> AND_____yesterday, I just finished Sparking--went to run a scan and the monitor passed away--no lights--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l624083911.jp... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:55:53 EST Get outta here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826804 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1880233740.jpg"> <BR> Even in winter--I am trying-- <BR> Yesterday I bought "cleaks"---for my boots-- <BR> It's icey---- <BR> But-----Beast Mode is on here----and I am trying to get my weight down by a zillion pounds---This morning, the scale said the weight has fallen by a pound--(of which I have lost several times)----but.....this time I am trying harder! <BR> The worst time of day for me is after supper---in front of the TV---- <BR> I hav... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:17:40 EST Day#2 in Beast Mode! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826211 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l399316817.jpg"> <BR> Here is a cuppa for y'all....... <BR> It was a tough day yesterday for me--after being pretty much, on the "Hope Diet"-(that eating plan where you eat whatever you want and hope for the best)- <BR> Yesterday, on my new Spark plan, I did get in 10,000 steps---that meant 2 ---30 minute workouts on the Dreadmill, plus a 30 minute walk on the ice, to the mailbox at the end of the road---- <BR> It also meant --TRYING very har... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:49:11 EST Go-----let's do it-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825594 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873677755.jpg"> <BR> I like to think this is me-----with BEAST MODE on!--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1911047050.jpg"> <BR> It's a new month--December----- <BR> For this month---and 5 more months----Sparking will be my priority!- <BR> 6 months in a whole lifetime is nothing really! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l321597397.jpg"> <BR> I know that people who ""move"" live longer--- <img src="htt... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:00:50 EST Be a Beast!- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825045 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539114955.jpg"> <BR> And it's the last day to plan--for the big melt down---- <BR> The big melt down, begins to-morrow-- <BR> To-day will be a practice run! <BR> December is ""Deciding to do it once and for all" month! <BR> That means, over the next 6 mos, to use my brain, to decide what is good for me---and not the "hand to mouth" thing! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l379295570.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:14:33 EST naked thoughts about Spring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824565 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l232036.jpg"> <BR> It's almost here---one more day to prepare---- <BR> December----Jan., Feb., March, April--then---May....SPRING! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l9410404.jpg"> <BR> That time of year, we might want to shed our clothing---- <BR> We might even .........shed them all---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967147191.jpg"> <BR> Now------when I look in the mirror------stark naked------... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:28:17 EST We are worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824148 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1766716049.jpg"> <BR> STAY STRONG----Lord Love A Duck-----We should be thankful that we don't weigh 1000 pounds---like------(just saying).....It could be worse! <BR> And a new month is starting soon...... <BR> And if.....if we want to shed clothing in the summer----- <BR> And ..if I began-AGAIN_------ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594494408.jpg"> <BR> In 7 months----it will be June---- <BR> And.....it could be ""ho... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:36:09 EST "Thanks" to give! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823707 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1248660009.jpg"> <BR> This was Himself carving our Canadian Turkey, last Thanksgiving--- <BR> Thanksgiving to us means FAMILY-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1926587913.jpg"> <BR> And there are more of us now, than was in that picture--- <BR> my favourite (all time) show---is "Trains, Planes and Automobiles"----because against so many odds, they do make it home! <BR> I searched the TV guide this Thanksgiving, and ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:15:47 EST Stay Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823182 It's Thanksgiving in the U.S.--- <BR> such a great time!-----lotza food---family---wonderful thoughts---- <BR> So, what is the #1 thing you are grateful for? <BR> Here it is ---my health---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1537590172.jpg"> <BR> As one ages, you realize this more than ever---- <BR> "Strength"" too-----to keep ahead of life's everyday mishaps----and Himself-- <BR> Lord Love A Duck!---- <BR> Travel safe Sparkly people----Hug your family members--- <BR> Happy T... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:18:46 EST A Momentous decision! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822631 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l282798167.jpg"> <BR> I made these yesterday--BAGELS------ <BR> HOMEMADE----- <BR> They taste absolutely delicious!----so, I froze a lot of them--after I ate 2- <BR> And, at 72 yrs of age, I have decided to NOT go on with my piano lessons--- <BR> I am in gr 7--sorta ..gr 8-and it requires at least 2 hrs of practice time /day--- <BR> This is time I could be walking Germans---(as in dogs)- shovelling snow---being on the Dreadmill---or---sucking... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:54:10 EST Good Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822062 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2046486916.jpg"> <BR> This is where we spend the summer--- <BR> It's on a glacial lake-----10 miles long and deep lake--- <BR> We have over 100 lakes near our town--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l978029622.jpg"> <BR> Winters here are cold---The lake completely freezes over in January and there will be about 3-4 feet of ice on it--Trucks drive down the lake then-- <BR> So, this is a wee bit about my part of the world--... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:06:25 EST Great News! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821476 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1776305040.jpg"> <BR> Here are son#2 the Air Canada Pilot's 2 girls--travelling with him to a condo in Mexico--They look pretty happy to get outta the cold weather here! <BR> Our snow is melting---falling off the roof---and it is raining-- <BR> The temperature they say, will go up to 6C--- <BR> Last night we came home from Son#1's restaurant on icey slippery roads and freezing rain falling. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:43:40 EST Fat Cat in Pallative Care! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820983 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1101541296.jpg"> <BR> Snoop(alias Fat Cat who is now Skinny Cat)- had to have his blood test repeated yesterday- <BR> That meant another trip to the vet- <BR> He did not handle this well---stressed---- <BR> He spent the rest of his day , upstairs under my bed-- <BR> would not eat--- <BR> It turned out that his thyroid was normal--but--according to "vet etc",he had lost .5 lbs----so--they panicked and did more blood work----I was not there bu... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:25:17 EST We Women must be strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820511 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1087149873.jpg"> <BR> It's FRIDAY---- <BR> It's also minus 20C here outside--unbelievable for November! <BR> Fat Cat (now thin guy) --the cat with the hyperactive thyroid , to-day, has to have another blood test-a repeat---which will severely traumatize him--AGAIN----- <BR> Already Himself has announced that he will accompany me , as he feels the need of another shovel---We already own 723 shovels--- <BR> "But this one is wider, and on sale"... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:23:47 EST SEX---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819911 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l226453081.jpg"> <BR> Good Morning ---These wee Grandchildren remind us to be happy----SPARK for them-just deal with the day's dilemmas--don't let the "stuff" get to you--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1198033964.jpg"> <BR> To-day I have decided to commit to guzzling water----moving more----smiling and--not listening to the news--- <BR> If we want to fly like those turtles---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:57:18 EST Hug a Friend to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819324 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1071327282.jpg"> <BR> I try to remember this when time is short---- <BR> I do 10-15 minutes--then return later---quite often twice--for another 10-15 minutes-- <BR> Doing 45 minutes of Dreadmill at once can take a chunk outta the day-- <BR> Short bursts of fitness is really better than not doing any-- <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1106025648.jpg"> <BR> This map pretty much sums up the weather here in Canada t... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:59:10 EST Lord Love A Duck again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2077695106.jpg"> <BR> But--it's another day----and another chance to get it right--- <BR> I read, this morning, a lot of Spark articles on how to keep from gaining weight over the holidays---One said that increasing yer fitness---just 1o extra minutes/day will help the ol' fat from creeping up--- <BR> "'Well, I can do that!"" <BR> I can also not eat in front of the TV-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424449872.jpg"> <BR... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:06:20 EST Just go with the Flow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818134 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1423285409.jpg"> <BR> It's Monday-----a new week----another chance to get this whole day right---- <BR> I shall make time to exercise---- <BR> I shall put some thought into what I eat--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, himself announced that he had decided NOT to ever string anymore Christmas lights on our evergreen tree in the front-You see, it has another years growth on it, and each year, he has to climb higher to reach the top-He announced , he ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:05:56 EST Sunday and it's snowing- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817643 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l979801910.jpg"> <BR> We are strong determined Sparkly People! <BR> Our wishes make us continue to strive on-Our knowledge of healthy living carries us on--- <BR> Last evening I went to a Christmas neighbourhood get together--I ate supper before I went--but--I did take a veggie platter----Himself refused to go, but Lord Love A Duck--if he would rather stay home (at 86 yrs)-far be it from me to get too upset-- <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:06:26 EST Crazy thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817115 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1003099957.jpg"> <BR> It's Saturday---time to face the world-think about healthy food-----exercise---happy thoughts- <BR> - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231216985.jpg">Yesterday the Germans spent the day at the groomer----here they are in the sunroom waiting to get out to play--- <BR> It's cold here this morning---remember to bring them in---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071569667.jpg">- <B... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:53:42 EST mighty short blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816578 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143053486.jpg"> <BR> and we WILL exercise more-----weekends give us more time! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931811977.jpg"> <BR> and we will eat more fruits and veggies----We have the time to clean them-cook them--- <BR> - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l50468706.jpg">We will be happy to-day-smile more- <BR> ---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1979663239.jpg"> <BR> We CAN be stro... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:32:18 EST stay strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815986 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l656336453.jpg"> <BR> This is an old picture of our public beach , in town---This was taken in the early 50's, when the population was about 30,000. The mines were open. <BR> Our population to-day is about 7000 people. <BR> The mines are closed and we have become a retirement community. <BR> There are about 4000 lakes within 100 miles of the city. <BR> We live on the Precambrian shield--on the edge of the Boreal Forest. <BR> This area is exce... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:32:26 EST Winter challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815326 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1644212119.jpg"> <BR> Snow has hit the North----in NOVEMBER!----early!!!! <BR> And I refuse to let it stop me from exercising! <BR> It means boots----ice-----but, I can substitute my walk , for shovelling the drive---- <BR> I can hit the dreadmill again for an extra 15 minutes before supper---- <BR> I can make sure that salads and veggies are a large part of a meal--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l137078110.jpg"> ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:53:43 EST Remembrance Day- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814680 To-day in Canada is Remembrance Day---- <BR> It usually rains --to-day I hear we will get freezing rain--- <BR> In school, many moons ago, we used to colour soldiers hats-and poppys- <BR> As a child, we were told about wars and how the Service People defended our country and we were free to-day because of them. <BR> To-day, we thank the men and women who still defend our freedom--- <BR> We bow down to these younger people- <BR> We are so so fortunate to be free- <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:05:30 EST A walk on the wild side! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814019 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1626489752.jpg"> <BR> Here is "Fat Cat"----the hyperthyroid cat----With his pill daily, his fur is growing back!- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671957956.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I made bread----- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l402984017.jpg"> <BR> And yesterday, we had snow fall---I took this picture on my walk--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l368863699.jpg"> <BR> The lak... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:18:38 EST "Me" time to-day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813470 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1774820497.jpg"> <BR> And to-day--I will follow my plan! <BR> I will journal--- <BR> I will move-a lot more-! <BR> A smile is good----'specially hug himself--- <BR> Hug a German--as in dogs----and pat your cat--- <BR> Finding time for "me" is good----"Me time" to-day will be my walk outside! <BR> Sunday is a good day to make a healthy plan for the next week----start a streak and decide to follow it thru----ALL week!-- <BR> I am important---... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 08:42:21 EST Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812945 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1569234074.jpg"> <BR> Last night himself needed to do his charts -online--- <BR> I always put him on to this very secure site- <BR> I tried to get to the site--but messages kept coming up, telling me that the site was blocked----so--I called the people who set up the site---way out in Newfoundland----mucho mega miles away from here----This guy could not figure it out-told me it might be my "hopalong" computer---(which I know is on it's last ... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 07:18:41 EST Back to that Hokey Pokey Clinic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812414 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1443120032.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday himself got to go 2 hrs away to see a skin specialist--- <BR> Son#1 the restaurant owner drove him-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1523925916.jpg">- <BR> Here are the 2 of them--- <BR> I stayed home with the Germans and Fat cat--- <BR> It was a relaxing kind of day for me-no routine-no meals to prepare---kinda a selfish type of day---""Do what you want"-- <BR> <BR> All our snow has ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:57:03 EST A wee tiny blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811787 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1608598424.jpg"> <BR> justa short wee blog to-day----- <BR> Spark on Sparkly people-- <BR> It's a new day to get it right---- <BR> AND we will!---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1332408997.jpg"> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 07:19:18 EST All going well--now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811132 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l750389825.jpg"> <BR> Here is a picture of where the water damage was----pipes were leaking--- <BR> They are fixed now-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l652854213.jpg"> It was an eye opener tho---You can see what the drywall was covering up---lotza pipes--- <BR> The repair man (Stan the Man) will be back next week to put new drywall up--to cover up the now plastic pipes----(which used to be copper)--- <BR> I don't know yet ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:10:54 EST Be awesome to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810479 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2013971333.jpg"> <BR> Some mornings are harder than others--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2114393857.jpg"> <BR> Maybe this will help----LOL---- <BR> Yesterday, after we discovered water dripping thru the ceiling, the plumber took all the drywall off----(Wet-soggy drywall)----changed the pipes from copper to plastic----and I tried to pick up the mess as he worked-----I have to admit, I handled the whole mess prett... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:14:52 EST almost lost my mind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809756 Yesterday I went to the washer--2 levels down--and there was water dripping from the light fixture--as well-- all over the floor--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1175518893.jpg"> <BR> We live right on the Precambrian shield---rock----granite---and there is a ton of iron in our well water---The pipes in the house used to be all brass---altho slowly, as various ones leak, they have been replaced with plastic piping-- <BR> These pipes were leaking into the wall , in a sectio... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:03:33 EST A Water leak--on my head-----$$$$$$$ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809159 This morning, I went to put the washing in the washer--(2 levels down)-Water was dripping on my head---!!! <BR> Oh no------It was coming from a light fixture--definitely NOT good! <BR> I've called A PLUMBER---- <BR> Why do these things happen on a Sunday----?????? <BR> Before all this happened, I had taken a picture of the new day beginning--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1177066669.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1337595685.jpg"> <BR> You... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:05:56 EST Lord Love a Duck-November already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2093358210.jpg"> <BR> A whole new month is beginning...to-day!----30 new days...... <BR> I looked back over last month to see what I learned--- <BR> And------it was a ""biggy""""........ <BR> I STOPPED EATING IN FRONT OF THE TV after SUPPER---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck!----- <BR> I used to pack away lotza calories---in an hour---- <BR> I used to go to bed with a stomach ache...... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l696687811.jp... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 08:05:25 EST You are worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807942 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l765889088.jpg"> <BR> and-----WE HAVE SNOW-----heavy wet snow falling---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1534072604.jpg"> <BR> and-----the wee fighting baby is reminding me to not open the Halloween Candy---yet!!!.......and-------I got ""the hair cut"" yesterday-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2101386369.jpg"> When you are in yer 70's, you can't have hair-dos like the teeny boppers---me thinks! <BR> H... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:50:09 EST