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/ Tell them how it is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037582 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e505f38-3961-49fb-80e0-b02d1ed90168.jpg"> <BR> I am "sorta" a "last minute person"-! <BR> In fact, it seems I work better , with a last minute deadline--- <BR> Maybe it's due to always being busy--- lots kids--dogs--- responsibilities! <BR> <BR> I'm telling you all this, because I am now our street rep--- <BR> This is a job I did not want to take on----mainly because, well, you know, I am busy with other stuff!---Also, I "chew at"" people on... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:59:47 EST Spark University and me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037055 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34308864-7910-4b6c-bd0f-08007a2178d0.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday was an awesome "Spark Day"! <BR> I walked the Germans (as in dogs)- <BR> I was on the Dreadmill for 15 minutes--- <em>24</em> not long enough--- <em>39</em> <BR> I did NOT overeat--- <BR> Nor--did I eat before bed--- <BR> The steps were only 5000----(not enough Dreadmill)- <BR> But--(the big "butt" again!)--I did get to the Dentist----teeth cleaning----which I dreaded all day---(bef... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:21:09 EST JOYS in WINTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036541 It was wintery weekend here. <BR> We now have snow----frozen ground--ice---- <BR> Boots--jackets----shovels by every door---- <BR> So far, the lake is still open---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24aabfdc-b9fd-488d-bd4c-f4ebb13eb854.JPG"> <BR> It will mean using the Dreadmil more----wearing cleats on my boots outside--driving with care on the roads--- <BR> And......the most dread of all------NOT GAINING WINTER FAT__----in fact--losing it---- <BR> Mind over fat!!!! <BR>... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:34:21 EST Sunday thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036051 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76d38468-7975-438f-acc2-e61b9b5b6442.JPG"> <BR> It's winter here-----snow--ice--cleats on boots- to walk "Big Beau"---very dark short days-- <BR> Himself is making me steel cut oats for breakfast--- <BR> <BR> I am trying so hard to get some weight off this ol' body--- <BR> Last week, the scales stayed the same--- <BR> To-day I am down a half a pound--not a lot--but (the big "butt")--- <BR> It's a beginning--! <BR> <BR> Life is good here in th... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:47:05 EST There is hope for Beau!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035583 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf61a874-93f1-4806-9c49-bab76e335de7.jpg"> <BR> Beau the 9 mo. old German (as in dog)--spent yesterday morning at the Spa-- <BR> He arrived shaking and shivering--after "pee-ing" all over the groomer's floor-- <BR> However, he did NOT vomit in the car-- <BR> I left him there,--really wondering why on earth I had ever taken this enormous puppy on--- <BR> I think the groomer wondered why I had too--- <BR> <BR> It was a morning , away from Beau, ... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:40:43 EST A Short talk---in the snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035088 Last night we had SNOW!!!!- <BR> It is all over outside---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01a75a56-29fe-425c-ae23-b71765ef3f3b.jpg"> <BR> To-day the Germans go to the groomer---- <BR> Me hopes the highway is ploughed---- <BR> It will be a rest day from working out to-day for me! <BR> Be happy Sparkly People---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91f1f3f2-a86e-4a36-9210-5f8c1c471f77.jpg"> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:11:03 EST Himself, Beau, and the walking woman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034621 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dccbff5a-7b0f-4514-b591-398baf23ac32.jpg"> <BR> This little girl just had both her eyes operated on-- <BR> she is son#1's little one----They are still down at Sick Kids with her-- <BR> She was born with both her eyes crossed--- <BR> She makes me smile ----such a cutie! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4678b8ec-b499-46f6-bd70-cba631b63a56.JPG"> <BR> Here are the Germans----(as in dogs)-- As I type , they sleep here beside m... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:05:31 EST Crazy blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034075 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0752e9b4-f9f6-431d-abff-663d36ed62ff.jpg"> <BR> I heard on CBC radio this morning, that Sudbury will allow their ""seniors" (people over 65 yrs)--to ride the city bus free ---on Mondays-- <BR> I remember , recently doing "meals on wheels"-to many of our retirees--- <BR> Quite a few of these people (people on a fixed income)- spend a great deal of their money to get from their home, to their Dr's office-or hospital--perhaps as much as $30 a tri... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:38:16 EST "Steppers" can save a marriage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033527 My stepper has improved my hearing!-- <BR> Not only does this wee little counter, which was purchased at a local Pharmacy, keeps my steps around 6500, but I hear Himself more---- <BR> <BR> When he asks where the salmon is for supper, I now say, ""In the basement frig""--and down I go to retrieve it.--more steps you see , for me---- <BR> <BR> ""Have the dogs been out?""--Himself asks. <BR> Down I go again----more steps---Amazing what you hear with a stepper--- <BR> <BR> "Is the light on ou... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:44:44 EST Spark Ground School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d629c7d-df69-4137-943d-afe3c7db054e.jpg"> <BR> This is what gets my feet on the floor at 5am---- <BR> ..that and knowing Beau, the German (as in 8mo. old huge dog) can lift the leg (his leg!) in a flash---- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot called at 6am-was on his way to Pearson Airport (Toronto)-going to "Ground School"--- <BR> "Is that like, the flight simulator?" I asked, trying to sound awake and knowledgable. <BR> "No", he announced---"It'... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:31:49 EST Short....Thin thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032393 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/021ab2f0-d74a-4805-a964-88babd63e754.jpg"> <BR> To-day is a new day---a new day to think positive! <BR> ---A new day to take Beau the "big 8 mo. pup" out before he lifts his leg in the house----like he did yesterday- <BR> ---A new day to motivate Himself to give me a hand, so I will get my wee walk in--- Like he didn't do yesterday--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb0a745a-ee58-45fa-857b-abf2d3155e3b.jpg"> <BR> ---a new ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:32:00 EST sad times-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031906 It is a very sad day----not just for France--but for the world! <BR> I feel sorry-so sorry for people who were victims---for the people driven to do these Barbaric crimes--for my own children, who will have to survive in terrorist times---for the refugees without a country to call home---and ashamed that I now don't want them here anymore-- <BR> <BR> Violence must begin at home----must stem from being without the nice necessities of what we take for granted----- <BR> Our children hear of it... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:33:52 EST I'm just NOT ready!-Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031380 YIKES!!!!--It's snowing here--Lord love a Duck!--Me thinks winter is sorta here! <BR> As I type the Germans are in a pile beside the computer--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f37a0aaf-dc6f-4994-8c88-2c0d5cd74b7f.JPG">- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1973562c-069d-40e3-a4df-f3e49a05661f.JPG"> <BR> This is what I see as look across the lake--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, a friend--a Lady, --my age----died--- <BR> Like--who dies at 73?---It kinda shook me... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:54:42 EST Reasons to not exercise--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030825 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54ce52d7-dd4c-460b-aff1-ee54e530c318.jpg"> <BR> This morning, I ache ---my innards are sore-----maybe because I'm trying to maintain the 6500 steps daily--- <BR> Last weekend my steps dipped to about 5000--the extra 1500 steps really make a difference--You see, I read somewhere, that a minimum of 6500 steps, daily, help one maintain their health-----avoid death-----Lord love a Duck---!- <BR> And to-day it's raining--hard---which means donning t... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:39:48 EST Very short blog----but-----very true----Hug a vet!-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030280 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3efc9d10-6144-4f1f-9499-99b8b4ff2b78.jpg"> <BR> Remember our soldiers--- <BR> Canadian soldiers have always signed up to hold up our ideals over the years---- <BR> We owe them everything---- Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:13:23 EST Give us Strength! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46c69309-65d3-4fee-937b-277510fbcdbb.gif"> <BR> To-day I intend to move more-- (as if I don't eh?)--- <BR> I will drink more water--- <BR> I will pray for strength to get thru this day-- <BR> I will try to be happy--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b91f598c-c1a0-4de0-85a4-82f5b8323a1d.jpg"> <BR> On the home front here--Did I tell yu that the old "Hopalong Dell" computer came back--resurrected---by Mr P.C. GEEK----$350----... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:24:45 EST Beau goes to the vet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029111 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9aefde20-400b-4f1c-9998-05ce75be9775.jpg"> <BR> This is the 8 mo. old German's paw---(as in dog)- <BR> He cut it--on what, we don't know----but (always that big "butt")----to me it looks like he severed off the wee pad under the dew claw--- <BR> To-day I will take him to the vet--- He continuously licks it--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74fbada7-6857-4f0b-81ed-7db84da78517.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday we left him with a dog s... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 07:37:11 EST Off to great places --TO_DAY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028576 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5dfe1dc2-9e3c-4017-be5c-ca27329849f2.jpg"> <BR> We are driving to the next town--45 minutes away---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck! We are FINALLY getting outta town!!! <BR> Youza!!!-- <BR> It's been --like forever--since we've taken the bull by the horns--and made a getaway!-- <BR> We shall return this afternoon--- <BR> The Germans have the dog Lady "'dog sitting"" them-- <BR> One thing I must remember to tell yu--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 08:09:49 EST All calm on the home front! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028116 Big bandaged beautiful Beau, the German, if fine! <BR> He is the almost 8 mo. old German Shepherd who cut his foot somehow! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7a9ab8e-1166-449b-9e0c-43923a657783.jpg"> <BR> So..we changed our plans---scrapped my appointment with the skin specialist to have my "brown spots "" removed--(which I can't get another appointment 'till Nov of, 16)---and changed bandages hourly on Beau's paw--- <BR> One never knows what a day will bring-- <BR> <im... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 08:27:23 EST Let things go yu can't control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027627 We were supposed to drive 2 hrs away to Sudbury to the skin specialist , to-day-- <BR> However.....Beau, the almost 8 mo. old puppy came in after we were raking outside all afternoon, with blood dripping from his one foot-- <BR> It bled all evening------ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/548da365-0984-4310-876c-5e7ad3220819.jpg"> <BR> He crawled into his crate and wouldn't come out--- <BR> <BR> So, a change of plans here-- <BR> The dog sitter who we had booked to come to ... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:39:07 EST A Million Dollars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027056 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1de9e88d-280a-4797-b3f1-ebbcdc867ad5.jpg"> <BR> Doncha just wish , the telephone would ring, and some person would tell you that? <BR> You would hear, a Spark Head guy or gal, say, "Mr or Ms So and So"---- and you would say, "Yes"?---- and this very important Spark person then would tell you, that they are going to send you to the moon (or something)---because you have not eaten all the ice cream in the house, and you have walked your heart out... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 07:48:12 EST Well, ya never know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026466 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef2e3e4c-5ac1-4295-9b5d-b10fb2ee80cc.jpg"> <BR> So, I walk---on the back road with the Germans (as in dogs)- <BR> ..and I try to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes on the Dreadmill in the morning--plus more after supper-- <BR> So far, the weather has been exceptionally mild for November, in Northern Ontario. <BR> <BR> Beau, the almost 8 month old German (Shepherd)- is still chewing (in case any of yu are considering getting a puppy)----is trying ... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 07:46:11 EST I CAN DO THIS today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025839 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3ae6316-73d1-4ad1-8a80-8af6b37d6a59.jpg"> <BR> It IS difficult----The hardest part of losing the fat, is to stick to the plan, EVERYDAY! <BR> It's mind over matter--- <BR> Temptations----like the TACO TRUCK___ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/655ab7f3-b2a7-4dfe-a65b-3f27834d9aa6.jpg"> <BR> ..sneaking food-- children's loot-----Halloween loot! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/463ffa4e-65c3-4a87-a787-32e... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 07:28:25 EST Run backwards! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50169c34-5ae7-4e66-8f85-8254c9f030f9.jpg"> <BR> This is our daughter in Ohio and her hubby--dressed for Halloween- <BR> They love to dress for this day! <BR> The weekend was hectic---many Grandkids and dogs appeared out here on Sunday! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/515bcffd-c1c7-4724-bcda-ad5c2d336a88.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I heard on CNC radio this AM, that a woman ran the Marothon race in Toronto over the weekend--BACKWARDS!... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 07:40:25 EST A fat brain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024548 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a724e6fe-7032-4085-8bce-3ef0c99489e7.jpg"> <BR> Even tho Halloween might've wrecked havoc with yer life--- <BR> To-day is a new day----a new attitude----Determination! <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Yesterday was saved by son#2 the Air Canada Pilot who signed into Spark for me and got the blog going before taking a plane full of people to Mexico City----We had no Internet --It came back online at 3pm. <BR> Lord Love ... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 07:55:37 EST Internet finally up at 3pm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024256 Crazy "vianet"" people--- <BR> And bless son#2 the Air Canada Pilot who did the morning blog--complete with picture! <BR> This Pilot son--Son$2---is heading to Mexico City this evening-- <BR> <BR> Anyway, the internet is back----hopefully stays online--- <BR> The Server people would not give us any estimated time of it getting back online--- kinda crazy---said it may even be Monday if they had to bring in a part from a city somewhere-- <BR> Too bad these people don't keep their customers in... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:01:38 EST Internet down - Son #2 here...yikes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024090 Hi all, <BR> <BR> its son#2, I woke up this morning to my mother calling me about no internet this morning. Bare with me.....this will be just a mini-blog, stay tuned for her REAL one once she's connected again to the WORLD WIDE WEB!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a spooky & fun Halloween!!!! Ok.....back to my steel cut oats :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd3e7e9e-3c80-4e12-a1ae-45f4015b00ee.png"> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:16:37 EST I ate the Oh Henry Bars---sob sob! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023587 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e15bc785-8139-4f65-87e4-e910823cb158.jpg"> <BR> And this is a "test" weekend----CANDY in the HOUSE!!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/485d8642-4902-4a16-ba4f-4f60d3b73e4f.jpg"> <BR> Halloween----Here is my son in law--- with his 2 children, dressed and ready to go out! <BR> But--(the big "butt")---- take it from me----the stomach ache you get from too much sugar is not worth trying to force it into yer body! <BR> .....I di... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:15:37 EST "-Determination"---in da rain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023025 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a93ccd78-df61-4d98-9bba-dab39c30c67b.JPG"> <BR> It rained all day yesterday--hard! <BR> The 2 Germans, (as in dogs)--and I, walked in it--- <BR> Afterwards, we were back in the house, and they spent a good deal of time, watching birds, squirrels and Chipmunks, at the bird feeder-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2dbf45e8-76ee-4dad-be98-c41ac6dc526c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> And it's still raining--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:44:01 EST Crazy stuff i'm doing now 'coz I Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022441 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b13547f-1174-4343-af67-799d0a37c1bf.jpg"> <BR> We need a smile--- <BR> This morning--no laundry-----I DID IT LAST NIGHT_ after 7pm! (It's cheaper power rates!) <BR> There are a lot of changes in my life now, because of Spark----It amazes me!------like........ <BR> <BR> I'm becoming more used to the dark---Winter daytime hours are becoming shorter--I jump outta bed now in the dark---begin the fitness routine in the dark! <BR> <BR> We buy way-... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:31:21 EST Getting fat is stressful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021905 Bacon, Beef, and Pork, we are told, is bad for us--- <BR> My Grand kids consume a lot of all-beef weinors--In the US, they call them frankfurters! <BR> I must incorporate more beans into our diet---more to think about! <BR> So much to think about to-day---- <BR> Exercise more---Eat less--Drink more water-Show extreme patience--- Balance the books---Keep himself from buying more tools----Support the grown kid's decisions--- <BR> Lord Love A Duck---- <BR> Dealing with "life" can be stressful---... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:41:26 EST Himself sez thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021307 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be331096-0dbb-4abd-83ac-a7c5f21b280c.JPG"> <BR> Here we are--the Birthday Boy---me and 2 Grand daughters---son #3's girls. <BR> Himself says he has never received so many Birthday wishes and thanks yu all! <BR> Yu made his day!--and we did all this--with no cake----never even thought of a cake! <BR> It was a fun day--happy---with phone calls from family far and wide--- <BR> I think he enjoyed becoming 87! <BR> <BR> I looked at the 2 Germans ,... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:25:27 EST Himself is 87--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020765 Himself has a Birthday to-day- <BR> He is 87 yrs old! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f08794c9-0031-487f-b996-455dd3be6f46.jpg"> <BR> 49 years ago----I met this man in a hospital in Ottawa--- <BR> He was Interning--- from Jamaica---schooled at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he obtained a Masters in Business----afterwards he returned to Jamaica to help out in the family business--then going on to get a Degree in Medicine from the University of London--- <BR... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:36:53 EST A Wee Blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020265 And we have RAIN-----I kinda like it!! <BR> Well, it could be snow at this time of year- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6aaab351-687d-496f-93c9-54bf7dc2464c.jpg"> <BR> It's a whole new day beginning---and we are in it----Taking care of the ol' body is a given--the challenge in that is to appreciate healthy foods---walk around the outside aisles of the grocery-be strong with the ""Bully Beau"----try to find some time for ourselves----perhaps read a book-and be happy tha... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:20:09 EST Don't steel food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019741 My stepper stopped yesterday afternoon--- <BR> It was working when I went outside in the afternoon--- <BR> ......turned out it was in need of a battery--Praise the Lord! <BR> And even better---we had the battery---- <BR> And after a phone call to our daughter to help me reset the steps etc---it's pinned on me again---- <BR> 6500 steps/day is my goal for now---which usually means I have to do some sorta fitness late afternoon or evening--- <BR> <BR> I must tell y'all tho, my new dress (LL Be... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:53:55 EST Small changes in a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019185 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9294e3a6-b455-44cd-8eb1-7024b4d018cd.png"> <BR> --if we only could look good in the mirror, naked--- <BR> Praise to us for trying to keep our image in a ""sorta"" shape! <BR> <BR> This past week, I've been trying to do the laundry, after 7pm--when, in Canada, the power rates go down--They are lower from 7pm to 7am--also on the weekend---It isn't that bad--running up and down, to the washer and dryer---and I keep telling myself that I must be s... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:22:25 EST This 'n a little that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018602 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a900aed-f630-4b4f-8767-eae6ef10174d.jpg"> <BR> I need to swim out to it!!! <BR> Lord love a Duck!----If I had a million dollars--- <BR> ..just what would ""I""" do??-----Hmmmmm-- <BR> Well, I'd still have to exercise--get my 6500 steps in daily---- <BR> I'd still have to watch what I eat-----not get into the ice cream--which by the way, is gone--not to be replaced! <BR> I might hire a cook---(Where would I find a cook tho?) <BR> <BR> Back to ... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:39:33 EST Bullys are bad!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018020 Canada had an election yesterday---- <BR> It is a Liberal win! <BR> We now have a majority Gov't --with Trudeau as our Prime Minister. <BR> He is Pierre Elliot Trudeau's son---- <BR> Pierre was the Prime Minister in the 60's---- <BR> Hopefully this new young whipper snapper, will listen to the people and not be a ""Big Bully"" as our past Prime Minister was--- <BR> <BR> Well, I started "The pink Beck Book""----I read the 1st chapter. <BR> I learned that a " food cheat" (like ice cream)--... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:34:40 EST Getting Fat is Easy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017372 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71455e98-95e3-4a69-8830-bfcde13b9dc7.JPG"> <BR> Here is Gramma----(ME!) with son#4's 2 children---2 of our 7 Grand Kids! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed5dc834-4653-4afa-8bb0-9b38a76b31f2.JPG"> <BR> Here they are in the sunroom. They spent Sunday morning here, colouring up a storm, and then all the 542 pictures were displayed on our frig. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e48ee129-1d6e-45be-b49a-10452... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:15:05 EST change is as good as a rest!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cc93cb1-ddfb-4c5b-829a-f7ebfcd6e473.JPG"> <BR> The seasons change quickly in the North- <BR> Already it is hunting season---- <BR> I hope Mr huge Black Moose stays in "the gravel pit"----doesn't show his head right now---altho, one day he may be "the death of someone"----He is so black, no-one would ever see him in the nick of time, at night when driving-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3e2dfd9-91ae-4a27-be4d-5b44e1c72... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:54:41 EST Surprises which are not nice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016407 We woke up this morning to a light dusting of --- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aef0f1ee-c3f4-4b86-9912-b9280154efa9.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck!!! <BR> I got up--fed Beau, the jumbo almost 8 mo. old puppy----went out in the sunroom to turn on the lights----and.........there was a soiled kleenex on the "whatnot"-----went to pick it up----and........ <BR> THERE WAS A MOUSE --ALIVE---- IN The KLEENEX! <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> Of course he got away----- <BR> And now w... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:31:22 EST Short--but determined --- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015882 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94fb2ad3-bbef-4e7f-be70-9491f5abde12.jpg"> <BR> Move-----Smile--Have patience ('specially with Himself)- Journal----Try harder than yesterday to achieve more---Mind over Fat-----think, "I CAN DO THIS"--- <BR> <BR> To-day is "Get the Germans 's ---- (as in dogs) to the Groomer"", day! <BR> And they have to be there by 8am--- <BR> We hope Beau will not vomit----- <BR> Himself will sit with him in the back seat---It's a tad "dicey", travelling w... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 07:15:56 EST Creating a miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015333 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4378f92-3d77-4f14-a6b1-5b0272cb7902.jpg"> <BR> And I'm trying to get thin-er---on my own-----no miracles--but----(The big "butt" again!)-maybe a miracle might help--- <BR> You see, I bought 2 of the BECK diet books----- <BR> I haven't read them yet---- <BR> Himself said that it will be a "Frosty Friday" when I get read them---- <BR> I think this might be the day------ <BR> I need a miracle---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 07:42:22 EST "Gabbing-""--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014762 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ecde476d-179b-4c91-80f8-168a529843ba.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I counted calories---hard to remember some stuff----must be the ol' brain!- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be3ba123-b88b-411c-8a2c-a5d64695e5c4.jpg"> <BR> Sometimes I fool myself that there are reasons to being a tad chubby! <BR> Lord love a Duck..I know better! <BR> <BR> The computer geek called yesterday----about the ol' Hopalong Dell"--- <BR> He can put a new ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:34:16 EST Justa wee smile to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c9c634f-ba33-474c-b9cc-64af383e61c9.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess wish? <BR> I try to repeat in my head , as I run through the bakery section of the grocery, "The Whiter the bread, the sooner we're dead!"--sometimes hard to resist! <BR> <BR> Himself and I , were up before 6am , this morning---- <BR> Lord love a Duck-It's dark!! <BR> We will hit the gym (in the rec room) soon--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf2918d7-d144-426... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:03:22 EST Thanksgiving Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe287da0-cf70-4ec8-8dd6-c3c8b1eb8a2f.JPG"> <BR> "FALL" on the lake--and yesterday the temperature was in the 70's--in OCTOBER! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3e6c61c-ec9e-462b-8818-3f7ce5529aef.JPG"> <BR> It was absolutely the most gorgeous day! <BR> To-day is Thanksgiving day in Canada-----a holiday! <BR> Yesterday I cooked----and went to son#3, the Policeman's house for dinner-- <BR> To-day is for me--rest-----exercise... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:11:01 EST Staying (sorta) calmer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013050 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e911d330-2ee0-4bab-8007-fe2af3e30fd0.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3e87f17-0778-4e41-9d5b-bfcafc4e39ac.png"> <BR> Well, yesterday I was very thankful to have Sparkly people thinking of me--and Lord love a Duck, I sure appreciated it! <BR> ..And it is better to-day-----I think---- <BR> Well, we have heat!!--The furnace man said the propane wasn't flowing to the furnace---He taped the "regulator"---This is a new Pro... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:37:30 EST PANIC!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012542 It never rains but it pours--- <BR> This morning we woke up to----the furnace NOT working--- <BR> It's a new furnace too! <BR> <BR> And the ol' Dell--the Hopalong Dell --Not working---- <BR> We have calls in to both the furnace people and the computer geek--- <BR> But--It's a Holiday weekend-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!!! <BR> I'm on the I Mac this morning--- <BR> .......in a state of panic....... <BR> Oh I hope I can calm down--- <BR> <BR> Oh--The Furnace guy here--- <BR> Later then Sparkly ... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:22:22 EST Giving Thanks_ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012040 This is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cab24ecb-679b-4f3f-91a9-7f678298e337.jpg"> <BR> I am thankful for everyone who sent wonderful wishes that Himself and I stay together for 49 more years! Sparkly people , such as you, are positive kind friends and I appreciate y'all! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f81450f9-fccf-4807-b8e7-927645bb7c69.jpg"> <BR> This is my favourite picture---It is of 2 Grandchildren---ours-... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 07:51:41 EST Canadian Thanksgiving ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011458 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c6c47b7-1a65-439d-b960-a2a7855e1250.jpg"> <BR> Just one more day----and the weekend--- <BR> And in Canada, it's Thanksgiving weekend this weekend--- <BR> That means, we get Monday , as a Holiday--- <BR> <BR> It also means, that it's Himself--and mine----49th Wedding Anniversary! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d4c56c9-6e22-4698-887f-a809c38a9599.jpg"> <BR> We really don't do much to celebrate all this-----but--(There... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:38:00 EST