LEEPFROG95's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEEPFROG95 LEEPFROG95'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/ Adventures from the DARK SIDE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599396 Wooo HOOOO <BR> <BR> make it my first work week on the darkside working 6pm - 6am... <BR> yes 12 hours 3 nights a week... love the peaceful change of pace from the negative nellies on DAY SIDE, enjoyed the nights felt more like a working 3 SATURDAYS or 3 SUNDAYS in a row because it was soooo peaceful. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> found that I need to eat something at 4 am so I can drive home and then get into bed. sleeping right after work at 730am .... till 2- 3pm ish <BR> <BR> ha... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:03:30 EST you have to P L A N it.......to MAKE it !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594143 Planning has to be apart of every great idea, goal, dream, wish and in this case a task. To attain the goal you must first set a plan of steps, a game plan, a blueprint a map. Knowing what the plan is you start your adventure. When there is a road block you re-plan, re-think, double check your map, and work around it. Having the right directions gets you there but a wrong turn might seem to be a short cut but the extra work may not have been worth the time. Always make a plan, always take ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:46:49 EST DARK SIDE here I come... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583227 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> I have been traded to the night shift .... will be starting 1/16 and working 36 hours which = 3 ~ 12 hour nights just the opposite of what I am currently working... <BR> <BR> open to the new challenges but sleeping and eating look to be my biggest... when to eat breakfast and dinner ??? <BR> <BR> Sleep right after work ...and get up at after a 8-9 hours of sleep? <BR> My DH is working 7am... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 16:50:15 EST ~~1/2~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578535 <em>249</em> January.... so nice to see you again... already.. didnt you just leave like a week ago where has the time gone. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> I was going to do so many things before you came back. <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> I had planned to be ready for you this year, ready to take things on better than last time you were here. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Since your here and I am not ready I think I need to make better plans. You should have called and said you were coming ear... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:45:01 EST QUICK FIRE !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574118 HELLO Spark Quick Fire Team Mates.... <BR> <BR> As we move into the New Year 2014, we face are new challenges together. To reach our goals we make changes to the routines and fix what is not working. <BR> I am re-stating this as a personal mantra... because I need to believe in what I say that change is every day... and you have to be open to things around you. with that being said I hope that you can please read this and be patience with the team as we make a few changes. <BR> <BR> N... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:28:26 EST wow it is almost 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555741 <BR> Here we are at the end of yet a another year, I have been a Team Leader on the Quick Fire team since 10/09 and there are days that I have missed even was completely burnt out. Because of too many things happening at once. <BR> <BR> Hoping to get things back on track. I have had a personal set back, this year a foot injury. I hope that once I have completely healed I can finally move forward. <BR> Goals for 2014 (starting when I have healed really) <BR> <BR> Training for 5k to a run ... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:22:48 EST Where has the summer gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471007 With Labor Day Weekend here and the dog days of summer leading into the back to school days, I thought I would get the QUICK FIRES set for the next 18 weeks.... that is till 1/1/14. <BR> <BR> So I have brought back the DAILY QUICK FIRES but mixed in a few weekday and weekend, ones. Trying to manage work and free time is never fun, and adding the stress of family time and workout time ...schedules are easier to keep when you have a plan, or an appointment. So make that time to make time just ... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:48:43 EST QUICK FIRE for the SUMMER!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418795 <BR> Hello Quick Fire TEAM .... starting 7/15 <BR> <BR> <BR> after having spending some time with family and friends and getting work stuff in order my schedule is opening up to get back to normal. Or just a new normal. <BR> <BR> But knowing the summer months are filled with family events, and activities and vacations, being on the computer takes away from the DOING and the ENJOYING part so for the rest of the summer we are rolling out new QUICKFIRES!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:42:45 EST Sorry to my team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401668 First things first I know I let down the co leaders but I just was trying to do to much for everyone but me. <BR> sorry to the Team Leaders who work just as a hard to make this an awesome team. <BR> This has been a rough couple weeks for me. Super busy for me to find extra time in a day. <BR> My mom was in town, from AZ recovering from her breast cancer treatments.She is going to be ok. <BR> The cancer is gone. She just needed me. <BR> We planned a huge party for her, 70th birthday and Mother... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:50:44 EST little things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283152 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1835216782.jpg"> <BR> LtoR Debbie, blue jacket(SIL), Larry Camo jacket w/hiking pole (BIL) and MY Hubby <BR> A picture from 2011 while out Geocaching. <BR> <BR> Nothing like a cacher not wanting to add a DNF to their list. <BR> and hiking 4 miles for a smilie! <BR> <BR> This is a picture taken 2011. proud to say that my brother in law is walking on grass which is something that is a stroke patience have extreme difficultly with was ab... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:06:22 EST ~~please~~ I have a favor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278372 something simple and easy <BR> <BR> <link>www.osfsaintanthony.org/ecards/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> use this link to send a free FREE e card to my brother in law <BR> <BR> Name: Larry Davis <BR> Room : 395 B <BR> <BR> just sign the card <BR> M.N.Woods <BR> <BR> he is recovering from brain surgery! <BR> <BR> thankyou <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 05:54:59 EST Prayers are making a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273463 Thankyou all for the thoughts and Prayers <BR> <BR> Today we had seen a change Larry is responding to commands and shaking his head yes and no, hoping for the ventilator to be re-moved in the next 24-48 hours. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/4 Progress UPDATE for Larry <BR> Today we got to see Larry start to make the turn for PROGRESS. He opened his eyes and was watching and following those talking, then he was listening to the commands of to move his hands and feet and... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:07:34 EST IN NEED of PRAYER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272248 For My Brother in law, Larry had to have BRAIN SURGERY, Last week he has not woken up yet. Dr's tell us that the BRAIN is something they can not predict, the what when how . hoping for the best and prayer. <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:02:48 EST Strange blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216040 I have waited to share this blog for almost a month trying to find the right words in the right order. <BR> <BR> Last month , right before Christmas my mom found a lump in her breast. <BR> Cancer has taken one too many of our family members. My mom has mucinous carcenoma cancer. <BR> <BR> and for the cancer to hit this close to home, as my mom put it "THE FIGHT IS ON." <BR> <BR> My mom comes from a large family, 13 siblings, 5 have pasted from cancer 3 have fought the battle and won so fa... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:09:09 EST ~~Holiday Wishes to all~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160469 <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>425</em> <em>501</em> <em>500</em> <em>499</em> <BR> <BR> As we prepare for the upcoming HOLIDAYS, I celebrate Christmas. <BR> <BR> As many of my friends have their beliefs of the season I wish you the best holiday that you and your family share in. May your upcoming year be filled with good memories and wonderful blessings. <BR> <BR> For me I still believe in the spirit and magic of CHRISTMAS. ... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 20:20:09 EST wow where has the days gone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142376 Here we sit right before the Holiday madness starts... <BR> As we each fall into our family routines, rituals and old familiar habits, we are reminded of those how thought us, shared with us and changed us. Some for the good and some for other reasons. No matter what we are and need to be thankful to each for them for making us who we are today. <BR> <BR> I am enjoying the most of things I can knowing that each day is a gift not a promise. Hoping that those around me understand that as we... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:33:16 EST Geocaching good for the mind body and soul.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890055 Getting out to hit the trails and to get some fresh air and sunshine is a great way to spend the day...Last year WE stumbled into geocaching ....we have found it to be very addicting...We have been to almost every SUNDAY Breakfast Club event in our area. Co hosted a CITO event along with an Ice Cream Social after the CITO.... <BR> <BR> Over the past 7 weeks we, (myself, my DH and 2 other cachers) have been project planning for a POWER TRAIL....we gave the reviewers notice we laid claim to th... Sun, 20 May 2012 17:38:22 EST The Double Event Day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848978 We had a wonderful EARTH DAY event with a great group to make a small change in the park for the better. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l543198870.jpg"> <BR> After getting the supplies handed out to the group.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482607775.jpg"> <BR> finding the right location to start the day <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l491242699.jpg"> <BR> and to find more at every turn .... GARLIC MUSTARD... <BR... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:25:17 EST wow this week is crazy!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838893 We are co-hosting a CITO event on EARTH DAY <em>432</em> April 21,2012... <BR> <BR> The local park is happy that we are bringing other cachers as well as the local Scouting troops to assist in the efforts. We have received items to raffle off...Ice cream cones, 2- $10.00 gift certificates, and a few CITO Coins.Here is the link to the event <link>www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detail<BR>s.aspx?guid=9e087169-dbfd-4b57-9da6-8d<BR>d74e6b07b5 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> In getting ready for... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:34:46 EST EARTH DAY 2012 ..... what are your plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822906 <BR> We have teamed up with a couple of cachers to co-host a CITO event on EARTH DAY <em>432</em> . April 21-22,2012... The local park is happy that we are bringing other cachers to assist in the efforts. Here is the link to the event <link>www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detail<BR>s.aspx?guid=9e087169-dbfd-4b57-9da6-8d<BR>d74e6b07b5 </link> have a great weekend mic <em>435</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Check back I will post the pictures of the fun of the day... <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2012 08:07:16 EST Geocaching Adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4719995 Last year my Niece was commenting on her Facebook page about her family out GEOCACHING.... and the fun they were having... night caching and I was curious as to WHAT is GEOCACHING...it is VERY ADDICTIVE...you go places to see things... it TAKES you to a place WITH a purpose for something to do.....My hubby and I started in July..we have gotten my mom and other family members to play the GAME.... <BR> <BR> Here are a few Pictures since I have been out caching .... <BR> <img src="http://pho... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:52:52 EST 2012 Plan + Dreams x Incentives + Motivation = GOALS ACHIEVED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650826 1. FIND JOY in the small/ little things, NOT letting others effect me. <BR> 2. Enjoy the day, NO MATTER WHAT! <BR> 3. Take pride in the day. <BR> 4. Learn something NEW everyday, keeps the brain working. <BR> 5. Eat to FUEL my body. But still enjoy the good things. <BR> 6. Exercise with purpose, not as a chore. FOCUS. <BR> 7. Purge as cleaning, too much stuff = clutter....need to downsize alot of things <BR> 8. Tell those around me that they are loved and WHY.... <BR> 9... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:42:49 EST Trying to just heal a broken heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4633277 Thankyou for all the thoughts and prayers for me..... <BR> <BR> It may be the holidays, the Christmas song may be ringing in the stores and on the radio... but this holiday is not how I pictured things to be.... after getting dressed this morning and finding my way down the stairs seeing the spot my Tara should be sleeping ...and she's not there ...her water dish her food dish her favorite pillow all cleaned up all put away ... <BR> <BR> I have to find the holiday spirit again <BR> <BR... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:04:37 EST SnowAngel Tara http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631815 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146187331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tara in the fresh falling snow on 12/17/201....It is Dec here in the mid west and we have no snow ...but my Taragirl got to be in the snow one more time .... <BR> <BR> <BR> the Dr told us this morning that she has a growth in her lymphoids and it was most likely cancer ... <BR> We choose not to put her through any tests at 14 she might not be able to endure a good quality of life much longer... Knowing that CANC... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:47:17 EST loving a pet..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629631 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579381032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this just says it all <BR> when you are loved by a dog <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:27:45 EST my heart is breaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629442 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608918468.jpg"> <BR> this is my Tara girl...my 14 yr old huskie she is not doing so good...amd I know that before the new year is here she wont be .... we lost our other huskie in oct last year she had cancer at only 8 years old...now to endure a loss at the holidays is heart breaking ...I have pictures of both my dogs on my page... <BR> <BR> I am in need of prayers I can endure the pain I am not ready to <BR> yes I have read and re-read t... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:23:59 EST December updated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4610980 todo list and goals <BR> <BR> done <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Tree up Decorated <em>446</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Outside lights up <em>445</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Christmas Cards ready <em>195</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Purged old Clothes and kids games <em>266</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Made donation to Resale shop <em>104</em> <BR> <em>248</em> QuickFires planned till 3/30/2012!!! <em>198</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Cookie list complete 10 kinds for 10 baskets!! <em>449</em... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 19:51:57 EST December http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609914 todo list and goals <BR> <BR> done <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Tree up Decorated <em>446</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Outside lights up <em>445</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Christmas Cards ready <em>195</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Purged old Clothes and kids games <em>266</em> <BR> <em>248</em> Made donation to Resale shop <em>104</em> <BR> <em>248</em> 2 closets cleaned out 8 more to go!! <em>52</em> <BR> <em>248</em> QuickFires planned till 3/30/2012!!! <em>198</em> <BR> <em... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:56:50 EST Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4570010 <BR> <BR> a re-post from a friends face book page but great ideas and worth the read.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition <BR> As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 18:04:31 EST repost Warren Buffett a smart man... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556464 I saw this on a friends facebook page worth the repost ~~~ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Warren Buffett, "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just ...pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all <BR> sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th <BR> amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months <BR> & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in <BR> 1971...befor... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:44:59 EST ....just had to share....Mom telling us "Go outside and PLAY" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535038 Enjoy........Got this from a friend. <BR> <BR> Subject: Those Born between 1930-1979? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> At the end of this Email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you <BR> don't read anything else, Please Read what he Said. <BR> Very well stated, Mr. Leno! <BR> <BR> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE <BR> 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! <BR> <BR> First, we survived being born to mothers <BR> Who smoked and/or drank while they were <BR> Pregna... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:00:20 EST 30 years ago.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4522076 2011 - 30 = 1981...... <BR> <BR> My Jr. year in high school... <BR> <BR> 30years ago your first thought when someone APPLE....it was not a computer ...was it what kind of apple... red or green. <BR> <BR> I can remember sitting in keyboarding class....HATING every second...thinking...right this is going to help me ...the class was just the basic's....still informing us how the binary code worked and how to move from the typewriter to the computer... <BR> <BR> A man with a Dream was start... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 08:33:37 EST LOVE this had to share .....with FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4509240 A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls... He then asked the students if the jar was full. <BR> They agreed that it was. <BR> The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. <BR> The pebbles ...rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. <BR> He then asked the students ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:49:40 EST its Sunday..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4502734 <em>185</em> QFC <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> PRAYERS <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> QFC <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> <em>286</em> COOKING <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> QFC <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> CLEANING <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> QFC <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> <em>295</em> PLAYING GEOCACHE <em>256</em> <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> QFC <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> <em>342</em> TIME w/HUBBY <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> QFC <em>185</em> <B... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:04:38 EST getting back to the everyday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490715 After a great vacation...Relaxing and fun trying to find the <BR> routine of pre-vacation is not that easy.... <BR> <BR> My work schedule always has me off balance,because I work <BR> 3 ~~ 12 hour days, switching from M,T,W, to T,F,S every 4 weeks <BR> {I have calenders marked to know what days I am working} <BR> <BR> Making time for everything helps me create balance.... <BR> <BR> Scheduling and planning are the big keys... <BR> planning makes things fall into place... <BR> having... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 08:50:17 EST need a little prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476281 I am asking my friends here on Spark for a small favor... <BR> not for me really but for my DH he has been out of work for the past three <BR> years..he held his job for 27 years and was down sized...He has been looking daily filling out more apps than I can even tell you ... <BR> this morning we found out that he is no longer going to receive ANY more <BR> un-employment benefits.... which means will will be depending on my check alone... <BR> not sure how much longer we can ride this stor... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 21:27:12 EST Vacation is just a memory of laughter and pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4474374 I am married to a great man who knows when to give me the best little things...from the simplest gift of a hug... to gifts that last a lifetime... <BR> <BR> For my birthday this year he gave me 10 days with my mom in AZ, we live near Rockford IL.... so Sunday dinners are not a thing we can do....last year at this time was my daughters wedding...and that seemed like it was only yesterday....Not being able to afford a ticket to see my Daughter and SiL he opted for AZ... <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 20:54:16 EST V A C A T I O N has begun.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4446685 After working an over extended amount of hours ...I can finally say that I am off work until 9/8!!!! <BR> <BR> Going to play with my mom ...a mother / daughter bonding fun vacation....spending ten days with her and I think she is more excited than I am... <BR> last year at this time we were making FINAL plans for my daughter's wedding and spending every minute to insure their wedding was perfect... <BR> <BR> My loving hubby knows I chat with my mom every day and knows how close we are ..... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:19:38 EST cRaZy HoUrS ...and long dayz!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423666 so how are you suppose to enjoy work when it is all you do.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been covering for vacations...meaning that the person who works the opposite days i do is off and I have to COVER ALL the dayz her shift <BR> and my shift ...cRaZy I know... <BR> <BR> so instead of working a 36 hour week to = 3 12 hour days <BR> I am working 17 days to insure the press schedules are met. <BR> <BR> so my week has been so far <BR> <BR> monday 12 hours <BR> tuesday 12 hours <BR> ... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:34:19 EST WORK, work and more WoRk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4389450 As we all ...most of us have to get up and do the work thing ... <BR> some love their time away ..some enjoy ... some find NO joy in the career they are in.. <BR> <BR> ME... everyday is a day to learn.... a Quote from my dad... <BR> "Go to work and every day you can learn something new is a great day, and then find a way to do it better than everyone else..." <BR> <BR> I have been intrigued with the PRINTING industry since High School....which now seems like a 100 years ago... the smell... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:47:22 EST Geo Caching... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361068 This is more fun than I thought it would be ... <BR> <BR> If you have a GPS and a couple of hours...you can play too... <BR> <BR> goto : <link>www.geocaching.com/ </link> ... <BR> it is a free web site listing all the"CACHES" in your area... you might be surprised how many are in your hometown.....you can get an app for your cell phone. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I found 7 today...all were about 5 miles from our house ... <BR> <BR> on the bike path there are 19 hidden in a 5 mile stretch ...... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:42:24 EST Sad day .... re posted with pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356573 Summer time brings storms and wind and hail and rain ... <BR> Living here in the midwest all my life I have been through a few major storms <BR> some while at work ..some at home ...some camping ...so you know when the skies are changing what you are in for ... <BR> This morning the sun rose briefly, then the clouds rolled in quickly, <BR> along with rain ....but the wind was unlike anything I have seen or heard <BR> in a long time ...today while riding around our small town looking at the t... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:56:57 EST What to do??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4352619 Summer is here and there is not much to do ...extra money seems to be gone..higher prices on everything eats away at those few pennines we manage to save... hoping for a weekend filled with surprises and fun and laughter with out spending tons of cash... <BR> <BR> I found something that fits perfectly ... <BR> all you need is... <BR> a pen ... <BR> and a GPS... <BR> <BR> have you ever heard of GEOCACHING is good old fashion hide and seek gone high tech... <link>www.geocaching.com/ </link... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:44:06 EST something to make us GIRLS laugh at.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4226378 enjoy the laughs just had to share this one after the week I have had.... <BR> <BR> love my wonderful DH but sometimes...just for a few seconds..milli seconds anyone in a relations understands there are those days you just want to be alone ....and selfish.... <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> <BR> MEN!!!! <BR> One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. <BR> <BR> Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, 'What setti... Wed, 11 May 2011 19:28:13 EST Baby EAGLETS..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4087179 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l131274012.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a pair of Bald EAGLES who are awaiting the EAGLETS to hatch this is a <BR> live VIDEO feed a camera was mounted over their nest...they live at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia. NOT in captivity. These EAGLES are WILD. <BR> The babies are due to hatch 3/12 - 3/13 - 3/14 anytime...who knows in the morning we might have babies in the nest... <BR> watching the mom and dad is REMARKABL... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 21:34:12 EST Something to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4080930 <link>www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-c<BR>ontent/eagle-cam.html </link> <BR> This link is so cool and awesome .... <BR> the CAMERA is only on during DAYLIGHT hours <BR> <BR> <BR> It will take you to a Bald Eagles nest.... 3 eggs are due to hatch 3/12 - 3/14.... <BR> watching the nest exchanges and the info live feed is memorizing ...the PAIR of EAGLES are beautiful an loving ...you can see it ...enjoy the link... <BR> share it.. <BR> <BR> the BABY EAGLES will be using the nest till... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:55:48 EST ~~~are you a sister ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4023653 An email I got today I thought I would share ... <BR> the statement are soooooooooooooo true and of the heart of the friendship <BR> girls share with other girls... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sisters <BR> <BR> A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:43:04 EST super crazy day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004419 I have completed 1 1/2 hour power workout.. <em>248</em> <BR> I am feeling pretty good.... will be working the next 6 days I have a crazy work schedule 3 on 4 off kinda thing and so getting in what I can .. <BR> <BR> 30 min ball <BR> 30 minweights <BR> 30 min mini tramp <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>286</em> <em>302</em> <em>140</em> <BR> big batch cooking day as well <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> chili on the stove <BR> <em>248</em> making barley for the chili <BR> <em>248</em> chicken fo... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:26:19 EST 2/1 Day # 2 of Battles... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3981596 todays goals met <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> QUICK FIRES set up for the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> QUICK FIRE <BR> <BR> ~ not done stairs vacuumed ( which is a major workout ) <BR> <BR> ~ not done other 1/2 Kitchen Cabinets to be purged and cleaned <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> downstairs bathroom cleaned <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> shopping list completed <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> shopping <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Megs chicken dumplings in CROCK POT <BR> <BR> <em>24... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 18:23:37 EST 1/31/11 Day #1 of Battles... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978062 I signed on to do the BATTLE #11 ....I am going to make time for this BATTLE. <BR> I am attacking everything . I will succeed in reaching my goals. <BR> <BR> todays goals met <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> 3 sets DOUBLE DIP DAY Flamingo Reach / Lunge Reach <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> dinner in crock pot <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> laundry done <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> homemade mushroom soup for lunches Th. Fr <BR> ( wish I would have made more) <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> 1/2 Kitchen Cabinets p... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:42:53 EST