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/ Will the bear eat skinny people??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989379 Yesterday I did get my walk/jog, in- <BR> I had to plan it---locked the Germans (as in dogs)- inside-grabbed my music, and off I went- <BR> It felt good-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39f18cbd-753b-4db3-9d2b-5dbd687d6a5f.jpg"> <BR> "I am worth it!", I keep telling myself, as I trudged up the highway, looking for bears who might be looking for----""ME""---- <BR> <BR> In this part of the world, the bears are hungry and looking forward to a meal before they head to th... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:45:35 EST Is there ever a perfect Day?--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988611 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61752afb-2317-4a97-9508-a1a75cbc713a.gif"> <BR> Good day----overcast skies here-It will clear----and be warm!- <BR> It seemed so hard to get moving this morning--- <BR> I remembered however how much worse I used to feel--before Spark--- <BR> So, stuff in my life has changed---slowly---- <BR> It has taken years--- <BR> <BR> The worst habit I found hard to stop, was eating before going to bed--- <BR> That has almost come to a halt--- <BR> Now, i... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:52:53 EST and the World carries on..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987869 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3117bf89-f6f0-4bdb-b7ac-4f3ab7a3294d.jpg"> <BR> As I type. I hear a German (as in dog) gnawing behind me on a dog bone! <BR> I vacuum up his teeth----He must be teething----and the chewing helps relieve the soreness. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0da13b5-d212-41be-bef1-fc30cd49910c.JPG"> <BR> Here he is ---Beau, the jumbo pup! <BR> Yesterday I tidied up the front flower bed---pulling huge weeds and adding more perennia... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:44:53 EST The seasons are a changing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63e05ef3-3248-4ed1-8f03-658f78c19794.jpg"> <BR> Just get up--get at it----because you feel better when you do--- <BR> Drink water--lots of it---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afce038b-40f2-4bc0-891c-2309d99e3c6c.jpg"> <BR> 6-8 glasses of water is a lot of water! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c2ceb5b-1ab5-4960-ba46-b0d5e8f97580.jpg"> <BR> It's going to be warm here to-day--water will be welcome! ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:18:45 EST A short motivational pep talk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986715 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f941f318-aeac-4e8d-ac73-6485414e5cdf.jpg"> <BR> ..even a 10 minute workout is better than nothing---- <BR> Studies do show that the people who live longer, are the ones who were active--- <BR> We all do know this---- <BR> And some of my best thoughts, came to me, while I was out trudging along the road--seems the ol' brain is clearer---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c111fe4-f818-4c2a-bf57-3a4e96875006.jpg"> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:53:50 EST Cutting grass adds steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1ce41c7-adfc-4395-81d6-8b9cbc09aa2d.JPG"> <BR> This is our front lawn---It used to look pretty bad---certainly NOT green---- <BR> so , I patched it with top soil--then seeded it--over and over and over--- <BR> The Germans (as in dogs)-"do their thing" on the grass--leaving circles and the grass dies----so--I patch it again--and again-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7eccf3f-7d64-4f27-9449-663be8bde5bc.JPG"> <BR> ..so mu... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:12 EST Changes on Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985601 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ff88a3b-181b-407b-a118-ab75c2c6d9ef.jpg"> <BR> This is me----- <BR> It has been a confusing morning on Spark--- <BR> CHANGES----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!----- <BR> I'm STILL sitting here, trying to figure it all out! <BR> Youza! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b948faf1-157c-4dbc-aa95-e456e1fb12f5.gif"> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:56:42 EST Walking to the rescue and son#2's new adventure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984973 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/640618c9-ebf4-499c-b6a4-f9c2a63adbd3.png"> <BR> He looks like a "flying Demon!--LOL <BR> This is "son#2, the Air Canada Pilot"--in his new 'plane. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11a95e7e-3e5e-4536-a0b3-38d883fd32f6.jpg"> <BR> ..a little better picture of it... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97563720-859d-4559-8bb6-6b0d208e55a9.jpg"> <BR> This is the Airbus 320--what he usually flies---- <BR> His new... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:00:59 EST To-day is my favourite day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f73a2e70-eb4e-4685-a9cb-778f945474aa.JPG"> <BR> Beau and Tess asleep in the computer room -- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31a708cc-a489-44cb-bbd7-19db2c8030ba.JPG"> <BR> This is how they were as Himself was doing his charts----cute! <BR> <BR> "Worrying" is my thing!----Will the world end next week? Will Himself ever feel better? Will my garden grow next summer?-----Ahh--the amount of worries I carry on my shoulders! <B... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:43:14 EST Holy cow! Himself passed the C Scan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983619 Himself got his results from the C Scan--and...... <BR> ....everything is normal...... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c04d65a6-299d-4488-b8b1-12e982364195.gif"> <BR> He is going to live-----AND-----he is healthy----everything was normal---pretty hard to believe after how sick he was during that flu episode---- <BR> <BR> I hate to say this, but----men do not handle sickness very well-- <BR> He just went to bed-----for 3 weeks-----Lord love a Duck! <BR> Women cannot ev... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:13:39 EST Dance--Swing that Apron! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983030 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9cafdc1-a6e0-4176-adac-c1c097859d42.jpg"> <BR> Himself and I-----trying to act ageless--LOL---- <BR> ..as if eh?------ <BR> It's Sunday--a relaxin' sorta day----but calories on Sunday still count---- <BR> Exercise--moving-----will add years to our lives-- <BR> A healthy lifestyle keeps us fit! <BR> Spark as if our life depends on it-----because it does! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf26b1a1-2859-4906-b7aa-674f31048222.... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:12:59 EST ..the darn Egg McMuffin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1c7d86b-17cb-4342-b80c-375d4aa641cb.png"> <BR> Yesterday Himself went for a some sorta scan-- <BR> Daughter in law drove him to the Sault--3 hrs away-- <BR> I kept the home fires burning--which was kinda nice in a way-----to do as I pleased--when ever I felt like it----without someone giving me their opinion--- <BR> I missed him tho---- <BR> <BR> The day went well---'cept I bought an Egg McMuffin on my way home from a trip to the dog groomers... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:51:21 EST Son#2 buys an airplane! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981915 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a55d6ec-326b-4cd2-a092-683894aa00f6.jpg"> <BR> another weekend!----Hopefully I can get some grass cut---- <BR> Cutting grass does give one many steps----- <BR> I made it to the 6000 steps yesterday---- <BR> I had tried for 7000--but----"life" sorta got in the way--- <BR> To-day, I shall aim for 6250---- <BR> That "shaky leg syndrome" is never there, with sufficient exercise. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9f5a74a-6b28-... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:15:23 EST Himself and a puppy to the rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981347 I put my "stepper" back on yesterday-- <BR> I aimed for 6000 steps--- <BR> I made 5991--pretty close! <BR> I had taken off the stepper when our daughter and her family visited---- <BR> To-day, it is back, pinned on me---I will aim for 7000 steps---- <BR> You would think, with the extra walking I did yesterday, that sleeping wouldn't be a problem-----It was!--Lord Love A Duck! <BR> As I lay , in bed, awake--I went over all the food downstairs in the frig--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spa... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:06:56 EST Get this day started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980693 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2b7e6ca-91a0-4d4e-91e5-e734a779e06b.JPG"> <BR> I took this picture this morning---still dark at 6am---- <BR> The summer is slowly--on its way out--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82a62505-cd99-4b36-8398-0e677e0f2ba9.jpg"> <BR> Beau, the jumbo 5-6 month old German puppy (as in Shepherd)-was already awake---chomping at the bit to get out- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81c28686-fc67-4071-ba42-46fd8... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:29:22 EST Never worry, never fear---'coz I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980036 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a8cc720-46ac-417e-b173-a4f071483c14.jpg"> <BR> Some days I worry --a lot---- <BR> ....about everything----- <BR> Will himself get sick and then die?--(He is old!)----(but he IS healthy.....now!)--- <BR> Will the month run out before the money does?----(It never does .......but, it could!) <BR> Will we have enough money to retire with?-------(so far...so good!)....... <BR> Will I be able to handle the "aging thing""----gracefully?----- <BR> Wil... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:28:49 EST Beau, the carsick Pooch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979358 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39f19f8c-0296-4d54-b21d-e99febcaa3c1.JPG"> <BR> It was a Grand Daughter's Birthday yesterday---- <BR> We all gathered to wish her a Happy Birthday----These children are from 3 families--- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acea4a9e-241c-4b5a-8ab5-1c752b919748.JPG"> <BR> ..the famous cake----- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3416f6ba-61e5-414b-8e30-860c2bf6ed30.JPG"> <BR> and the youngest Grand child--- <BR> T... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:14:20 EST Learning to cook frazzles the brain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6eae6c6-9f73-4fb9-8ceb-9dc07aa6cc31.jpg"> <BR> -'tis Sunday--another very hot day here! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f96e7a1e-81ec-452f-b5b4-7a4bffce8cee.jpg"> <BR> I am cooking more at home----You see, our M&M store closed---- <BR> It had an assortment of pre-cooked meals---- <BR> So, yesterday, when buying groceries, I had to pre plan the meals for next week--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:37:21 EST Technology and Spark- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978240 Sometimes, in this technological age, yer life's goals for the day can change on a dime! <BR> Other peoples, "wants and desires" can hamper your plans--- <BR> This happens a lot in this house---and these people (our grown kids)- don't even live with us! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcc23364-aa1a-404a-a2b2-186c1da94fba.gif"> <BR> Yesterday the phone rang---It was son#2, the Air Canada Pilot----His Lady friend needed a note telling her employee , she was ill. <BR... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:41:47 EST Who really knows? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977707 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2b9c267-3502-4f67-9e1c-841fe5af6437.jpg"> <BR> The little girl in this picture is my Mother--- <BR> The woman behind her is her Mother--my Grand Mother---- <BR> The other woman is my Mother's Grand Mother---and great Grandmother---my great great Grand Mother. <BR> I've had this picture for ages-----but I never knew all their names. <BR> Last week, I received an email from a man who lived in that farm house , they are standing in front of. <... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:07:47 EST Stuff my Mom never told me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977050 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2aef1aee-2f49-4090-a263-cbe363d793fc.jpg"> <BR> Some days are tough---- <BR> Yesterday was definitely not a great day for himself--- <BR> Unbeknownst to me however---- <BR> Upon his arrival at home, I gave him my opinion on his health--how to improve it--- <BR> --definitely wasn't a good idea--- <BR> ---Being married isn't always easy! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0329ddd-4f45-4ac8-bc86-c76aac7c791f.jpg"> <BR> I love t... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:32:10 EST Yikes! I might be someone's meal-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976452 We have a "bear problem" in our area! <BR> Bears are everywhere, and now are even breaking into homes. <BR> They are hungry. There are no wild blueberries or raspberries, due to no rain for the month of July. <BR> To make matters worse, the Gov't cut dollars to to the Ministry of Northern Affairs--so they do not handle nuisance bears anymore, which means that the local Police services have to respond to calls from people with bears in their yards. <BR> Last year, I ran down to the garage wit... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:53:37 EST Dreamin' thin thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975761 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad935bf7-846a-4480-9eb6-9f7e55cc5e08.jpg"> <BR> I have to keep this in my head, every morning--- <BR> ..that's why I "Spark" <BR> ----Lord love a Duck! If it weren't for all the articles I read daily on this site, I would eat all the ice cream in my freezer, left from when the Grandkids were here---then I'd start to "bloat up"-perhaps not want to walk, and if I were in the house, I would eat chips and pop-----eventually need a cane to get arou... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:04:41 EST Oh woe is me!!!!--They're gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975095 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99802cd7-c960-4d89-b0e6-d8677966fedd.JPG"> <BR> This is my daughter with her 2 children- <BR> They left yesterday for their home in OHIO--- <BR> It was chaotic when they were here as everyone in town, and in our family, dropped in to see her and have a swim--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b10479d8-af7c-4012-989c-22ee8eb39494.JPG"> <BR> Here she is out on her board yesterday-They didn't want to go! <BR> Her little boy sa... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:24:58 EST We had a lotta kids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974535 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62e8ea17-d20c-403f-9355-774621e663de.jpg"> <BR> We pack a lot into a weekend---It has been mass chaos here for over a week----grand children---our grown kids and their families--toys everywhere--too much food---'specially burgers---- <BR> Daughter and her family depart to-day for their home in Ohio----(Thank goodness they have a home of their own!)-I shall cry when they leave----- <BR> BUT-----(that big "butt"!)-----I need my life to return to ... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 07:29:12 EST Front row Sparkly people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974075 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81e96d5a-cbcc-48c2-9309-ba7e7c25ffee.jpg"> <BR> We must be "front row" people!!! <BR> We must live to be at least 96------ <BR> Front row people do...... <BR> And we don't want to limp (yu know--the cane etc)---the last few years of our lives-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!----Move---walk-----do the errands that yer "himself" does not want to do--(and with a smile on yer face as yu happily run down the stairs to retrieve stuff outta that downstairs f... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:17:43 EST Give me strength! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973544 I think I am kinda pooped---tired----- <BR> Daughter and family are here and it's almost been a whole week of "meals"---- <BR> I love them to bits---but-----me thinks I need some energy zapped into me-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!---Its not her and her family--it's all the others who descend upon us knowing she is here-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83ce1353-aa22-4382-9908-c77f48fcfb42.JPG"> <BR> And it's the trips to the grocery store----mostly for bananas----They instant... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 07:38:29 EST brain cells need Spark-I think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972978 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37be03d0-435e-48fb-97cc-f561283be2a8.JPG"> <BR> This is Grand Daughter---with Lola----her wee dog----Lola has attitude! <BR> I love it! She bosses ALL the rest of the canines around-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bbeb6bf-9207-45c9-aff2-518e9a88c31d.JPG"> <BR> And yesterday, there were a lot of dogs who arrived with my grown kids and their families. Of course, we all were on the dock---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 07:19:48 EST Awesome.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972411 The days are shorter----- <BR> Night time now is here by 9pm---- <BR> It's too soon!!!---- <BR> But----I am enjoying daughter's visit----Her 2 children are so intelligent---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/833eaa2b-37d1-4ff0-8bfb-a824d4dbe5ec.jpg"> <BR> This little girl talked a mile a minute to me last evening---We also made banana bread together---She wants to play the piano---- <BR> I play the piano---It is wonderful that she is so musical! <BR> We are managing pre... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 07:15:02 EST not losing my mind-I hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971826 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b7d3b7e-bea3-429d-a5d7-1ccdb7f040cc.jpg"> <BR> KEEP CALM-----even tho the Grandkids are chasing the puppy--- <BR> Keep calm------even tho the son-in law is trying to make the puppy not jump on his children--- <BR> Keep calm---even when I hear ""GRANDMA"""--564 times in one hour--- <BR> But--I love these people--our daughter--her husband , and their 2 beautiful kids- <BR> It reminds me of when I used to visit my own Grand parents-- <BR> We wou... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 07:28:46 EST 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