LITTLEWIND53's SparkPeople Blog LITTLEWIND53's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The joke was on me..... Today was laundry day so I gathered all my laundry and was ready when BIL came to get me. First he dropped me off at the pharmacy so I could pick up my meds while he stopped in at his office. Then he drove me up to Sis's place. <BR> <BR> When I came in the door, I sat down with her for a couple of minutes so we could say hi. We got to talking about food. Eventually I said I had better get my groceries downstairs and into the washer...... <BR> <BR> er, GROCERIES ???? <BR> <BR> Yes, that... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 23:43:06 EST I was given a small bar fridge When he no longer needed it, a friend asked my BIL if he would like to have a little bar fridge that he used to keep at work for his lunch or keep drinks cold, etc. <BR> <BR> BIL and Sis did not need it but the fridge in my apartment is so tiny, I said I could use it. The apartment size fridge is so small, I cannot buy a whole week's worth of fresh veggies and there is no way I can go shopping every day so if I buy enough to last the week, much of it has to sit out on the counter for severa... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 22:08:26 EST Electric Pressure Cooker A number of years ago, I saw an add for an electric pressure cooker and the add said it was the first ever electric PC. I love to cook in the PC (even though I am not a gourmet cook and just make basic everyday meals) but if anyone has ever seen one blow up, you will know why I hate to use stove top models..... I was so excited to hear about electric ones and rushed to the store to get one. <BR> <BR> I have never been happy about the non-stick coating on the inner cooking pot, but in spite... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:40:39 EST Stick with it, sometimes the consumer CAN win.... Ever since I moved into this apartment, my entry phone has not worked. Anytime anyone came to visit, or if the post office had a parcel for me, I always had to go down to the front door and let them in. <BR> <BR> Now that was ok when I first moved here, but times have changed. I am finding it more and more difficult and much longer to get down to the door, Delivery men to not want to wait for me to come downstairs plus it is difficult for me to carry boxes back to my apartment on my own... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 00:29:45 EST AND THEN IT IS WINTER AND THEN IT IS WINTER <BR> <BR> You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. <BR> <BR> It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. <BR> <BR> Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. <BR> <BR> I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my <BR> <BR> life and... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:25:33 EST WHAT? ? ?? The other day my phone rang. It said the caller was >>>>>> As we have the same initials, I thought it might be my brother or his wife, or one of his kids (I know he is not doing so well right now) But when I looked at the phone number, it was MY number that was on the call display. <BR> <BR> How can I be calling myself? I refused to answer it just in case someone was trying to scam me..... but if that is the case, would my answering machine also set off the scam? I don't know if I shoul... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:16:32 EST Boolyia? Boolyia? <BR> <BR> Snap? Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:16:53 EST English is One Strange Language. This came via email from a place called Baba Mail It is so funny, I just had to share.... <BR> Original author is unknown.... <BR> <BR> English is One Strange Language... <BR> <BR> <BR> English is the easiest language to learn, mostly because it doesn't make use of male/female for everything, like other languages do. But even being easy to learn, it doesn't mean that it's easy to master, or that it doesn't have some pretty weird attributes that have made their way into the language with t... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:18:33 EST WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS My sister forwarded the following to me. It is so funny, I thught you might get a kick out of it as well.... <BR> <BR> I don't know who originally compiled this list..... <BR> <BR> <BR> WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS <BR> <BR> These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words <BR> <BR> A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." <BR> "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "wheth... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:02:19 EST Yesterday was exhausting but productive. I have not really blogged about this before, but have mentioned it on a couple of threads, about the infestation of bed bugs in my apartment building. Actually, it is not just in this building but everywhere in the city of Edmonton...... <BR> <BR> The landlord sent an exterminator into the building to test for bed bugs. He has a dog (the tiniest little thing, and so cute) who is trained to sniff them out. <BR> <BR> Well my unit was clean, which I could have told them, but apparently there... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:14:24 EST What Would Our Pets Write In Their Diary? Dog vs. Cat: The Diaries <BR> <BR> We all know there are major differences between dogs and cats, but it was only after we found their secret diaries that we really understood how deep a difference it is... <BR> <BR> The Dog's Diary <BR> <BR> 8:00 am: Dog food! My favorite thing! <BR> 9:30 am: A car ride! My favorite thing! <BR> 9:40 am: Walk in the park! My favorite thing! <BR> 10:30 am: Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! <BR> 12:00 pm: Milk bones! My favorite thing! <BR> 1:00 pm: ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:08:36 EST Thoughts <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:58:39 EST If I fits, I sits, and I sits even if I don't fits..... The determination of cats and dogs to sit in places too small for them is just amazing.... <BR> This video is so funny. Take a look..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>id=11840&memberid=871665#.U_-MZjJdW2E </link> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:30:07 EST Have you met the family of Vincent Van Gogh? This is so funny, I am still laughing.... <BR> <link><BR>id=11715&memberid=871665#.U_QOaPldW2E </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry, no disrespect intended to the Van Gogh family or anyone else.... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:45 EST Scary Stuff My sister forwarded this email to me. The source is unknown. <BR> <BR> IDIOT SIGHTING 1 <BR> My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a R10 note. Our total was R9.20, so I also handed her a <BR> twenty cent piece as well. <BR> <BR> She said, 'you gave me too much money. <BR> <BR> I said; 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me R1 back.' <BR> <BR> She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. <BR> <BR> I did so... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:29:46 EST The New Alphabet A is for Apple, and B is for Boat, <BR> That used to be right, But now it won't float! <BR> Age before Beauty is what we once said, <BR> But let's be a bit more realistic instead. <BR> <BR> Now A is for arthritis; B's the bad back, <BR> C is the chest pains, perhaps cardiac? <BR> D is for dental decay and decline, <BR> E is for eyesight, can't read that top line! <BR> <BR> F is for fissures and fluid retention; <BR> G is for gas, which I'd rather not mention. <BR> H is high blood pressure -... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:10:40 EST GRRRR, computers... GRRRR, computers… <BR> <BR> Last night I had just finished my Sparking and was about to do a report I needed to hand in to my ladies auxiliary at church… And right in the middle of it, my computer started acting up. <BR> <BR> Instead of scrolling when I rolled the mouse, it zoomed in and out. Whenever I tried to click on something, I had to click exit and click again, because the first time it always went to the previous program. When I tried to enter something into a cell in excel, it de... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 23:27:14 EST MY FORGETTER My forgetter's getting better <BR> but my rememberer is broke. <BR> To you that may seem funny <BR> but to me, that is no joke. <BR> <BR> For when I'm "here" I'm wondering <BR> if I really should be "there?" <BR> And, when I try to think it through, <BR> I haven't got a prayer! <BR> <BR> Oft times I walk into a room, <BR> and say "What am I here for?" <BR> I wrack my brain, but all in vain. <BR> A zero, is my score. <BR> <BR> At times I put something away <BR> where it is safe, but, Gee! ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:55:22 EST Ever Wonder? EVER WONDER? <BR> Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? <BR> Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed? <BR> Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery" ? <BR> Why is "abbreviated" such a long word? <BR> Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice" ? <BR> Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on "Start" ? <BR> Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons? <BR> Why is the man who in... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:06:56 EST PROMISE YOURSELF: -- To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. <BR> To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. <BR> To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. <BR> To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best. <BR> To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. <BR> To forget the mistakes of the past and pr... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:48:39 EST A D A Y O F F SO YOU WANT THE DAY OFF ! ! !! <BR> <BR> Let's take a look at what you are asking for. <BR> <BR> There are 365 days per year available for work. There are 52 week per year in which you already have two days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work. Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available. <BR> <BR> You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break that account for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available. ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 19:43:36 EST Just a line Just a line to say I'm living, <BR> That I'm not among the dead. <BR> Though I'm getting more forgetful, <BR> and more mixed up in the head. <BR> For sometimes I can't remember <BR> When I stand at the foot of the stair, <BR> If I must go up for something <BR> Or I'v just come down from there. <BR> And before the fridge so often <BR> My poor mind is full of doubt... <BR> Have I just put some food away, <BR> Or have I come to take some out? <BR> And then there's times when it is dark out, <BR... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:22:56 EST That's my story We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our head. <BR> So, I'm not fat. <BR> I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't old any more so it started filling up the rest of me! <BR> <BR> THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT! <BR> <BR> source unknown. <BR> <BR> P..S. The piece of paper that this is on, has a cartoon of Garfield the cat, in a nightshirt and nightcap, wearing bunny slippers and holding a steaming cup of coffee. He has the usual ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:41:49 EST Special Poem for Senior Citizens MY PILLS <BR> <BR> A row of bottles on my shelf <BR> Caused me to analyze myself. <BR> One yellow pill I have to pop <BR> Goes to my heart so it won't stop. <BR> A little white one that I take <BR> Goes to my hands so they won't shake. <BR> The blue ones that I use a lot <BR> Tell me I'm happy when I'm not. <BR> The purple pill goes to my brain <BR> And tells me that I have no pain. <BR> The capsules tell me not to wheeze <BR> Or cough or choke or even sneeze. <BR> The red ones, smallest of ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:05:24 EST WARNING This machine is subject to breakdowns during periods of critical need. <BR> <BR> A special circuit it the machine called a "critical detector" senses the operator's emotional state in terms of how desperate he or she is to use the machine. The "critical detector" then creates a malfunction proportional to the desperation of the operator. <BR> <BR> Threatening the machine with violence only aggravates the situation. <BR> <BR> Likewise, attempts to use another machine may cause it to al... Fri, 30 May 2014 04:25:20 EST NOTICE NOTICE <BR> Due to a shortage of robots, <BR> Some of our staff are Human <BR> and may react <BR> unpredictably when <BR> RUSHED or ABUSED <BR> <BR> source unknown Thu, 29 May 2014 05:58:22 EST Monday's Child I heard my mother say this often. I don't know where she got it from....... <BR> <BR> Monday's child is fair of face <BR> Tuesday's child is full of grace. <BR> Wednesday's child is full of woe. <BR> Thursday's child has far to go.. <BR> Friday's child is loving and giving. <BR> Saturday's child has to work for a living. <BR> But the child that was born on the Sabbath Day, <BR> is fair and wise and good and gay (AKA "happy") <BR> <BR> I was born on a Wednesday. Do you know what day you w... Wed, 28 May 2014 15:47:17 EST Eat Dessert EAT DESSERT FIRST! <BR> <BR> AFTER ALL, LIFE IS UNCERTAIN. <BR> <BR> (from a Bumper Sticker) Tue, 27 May 2014 09:08:09 EST Reflections on Aging Remember, old folks are worth a fortune, with silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys, lead in their feet, and gas in their stomachs. <BR> <BR> I have become a little older now and a few changes have come into my life. Frankly, I have become quite a frivolous old gal. I am seeing five gentlemen every day. As soon as I wake up, WILL POWER helps me get out of bed. Then I go down the hall and see JOHN. <BR> <BR> Next, CHARLIE HORSE comes along and takes a lot of... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:10:20 EST WHY ASK WHY? WHY ASK WHY? <BR> <BR> Why do you need a Driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drink and drive? <BR> <BR> Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds? <BR> <BR> Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii? <BR> <BR> Why are there floatation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes? <BR> <BR> Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there? <BR> <BR> Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime? <BR> <BR> Have you ever imagined a world... Sun, 25 May 2014 12:40:29 EST Application to be Sick Province of ______________________________ <BR> (note: Left blank to protect the guilty) <BR> MINISTRY OF HEALTH <BR> MENTAL HEALTH ACT <BR> <BR> Application to be Sick <BR> <BR> This form must be submitted at least 21 days before the date on which you wish illness to commence. <BR> <BR> NAME ______________________________________ <BR> <BR> EMPLOYEE NUMBER ___________________________ <BR> <BR> DEPARTMENT ________________________________ <BR> <BR> POSITION ________... Sun, 25 May 2014 00:57:57 EST Definition of Committee Committee -- A group of people who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. <BR> <BR> Source unknown Fri, 23 May 2014 13:46:01 EST Hugging is Healthy It helps the body's immune system. <BR> It cures depression. <BR> It reduces stress. It induces sleep. <BR> It's invigorating. It's rejuvenating. <BR> It has no unpleasant side effects and <BR> It is nothing less than a miracle drug. <BR> <BR> It is all natural. <BR> It is organic, naturally sweet and 100 percent wholesome. <BR> It contains no pesticides, no preservatives <BR> and no artificial ingredients. <BR> <BR> It is practically perfect. <BR> There are no movable parts, no batterie... Thu, 22 May 2014 13:34:36 EST Hugs It's wondrous what a HUG can do <BR> A HUG can cheer you when you're blue. <BR> A HUG can say "I love you so," <BR> Or "I hate to see you go." <BR> A HUG is "Welcome back again," <BR> And "Great to see you! Where've you been?" <BR> A HUG can soothe anthers pain, <BR> And bring a rainbow after rain. <BR> <BR> The HUG -- there's just no doubt about it.... <BR> We scarcely could survive without it! <BR> A HUG delights and warms and charms. <BR> It must be why God gave us ARMS! Wed, 21 May 2014 23:12:48 EST Your Daily Account Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use. <BR> What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course ! ! ! ! <BR> <BR> Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME. <BR> <BR> Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. <BR> Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. <BR> It carrie... Tue, 20 May 2014 16:58:57 EST I did it! I walked around the block..... That is, all FOUR sides of the block. <BR> <BR> It took me 45 minutes with 3 little stops to catch my breath and ease the pain...... It is a far cry from when I used to be able to walk a 15 minute (or less) mile, but it's a start. Thu, 1 May 2014 23:09:24 EST Should it be advise or advice? Many people confuse the words advise with advice. <BR> <BR> Believe it or not, these are two different words. Although they seem similar they are completely different and are not interchangeable. <BR> <BR> You see, advise in a VERB and advice is a NOUN <BR> <BR> What is the difference you ask? Well a verb is an action word and a Noun is a thing…. <BR> <BR> In other words, I can advise (verb) you about something or I can give you advice (noun) about something. <BR> <BR> If you were luck... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:03:47 EST Looking for winter boots. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We usually get a LOT of snow here in the winter. <BR> <BR> I came here from the more temperate climate of the Vancouver area of BC. There was little snow there, and the few times it did, it would often be gone in a couple of days or a week at the most....... I didn't have much need for boots that could deal with knee high snow and minus 40 degree weather...... <BR> <BR> But when I moved here 7 years ago, I went looking for boots and after a long and h... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 00:53:19 EST Amazing Anagrams <BR> This email was sent to my sister by one of her friends. Of course, I had to ask for her to forward a copy to me……. <BR> <BR> AMAZING ANAGRAMS <BR> <BR> This has got to be one of the cleverest E-mails I've received in awhile. Someone out there must be "deadly" at Scrabble. (Wait till you see the last one)! <BR> <BR> PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters: BEST IN PRAYER <BR> <BR> ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the letters: MOON STARER <BR> <BR> DESPERATION: When you rearr... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 00:01:33 EST Peace and joy in 2012 I wish everyone in the world Peace and joy in 2012. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone tries to be considerate of their neighbours. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone will try to find compromise and try to resolve conflicts peacefully. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone will respect everyone else. <BR> <BR> I hope for an end to murder and mayhem (and..... fill in the blank) <BR> <BR> I hope people will respect the property of others and will not take what does not belong to them. <BR> <BR> I hope people will co... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:35:01 EST Why can't Christmas celebrations be in April? In Canada, the weather at this time of year is always "iffy". It would be ever so much more convenient if the celebrations could be in April which is when many scholars believe is the actual birth month of Christ. <BR> <BR> People wanting to travel to be with friends and family are at the mercy of the weather.... People with certain jobs are at the beck and call of snow and it's required removal from sidewalks and roadways....... <BR> <BR> I hate bundling up to wait in freezing rain, blust... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 23:04:33 EST BBQ There was a BBQ at the church where my sister goes. One of them men hunts and still had some in his freezer, so he donated it for a bbq this evening. Everyone just had to bring a salad or dessert. - strange that one one brought any desserts, but there was a bit of variety of salads, even if it was mostly potato or macaroni..... My sister took enough bean salad for all of us, so I did not have to take anything. <BR> <BR> Not many people showed up. I guess because they just decided to do ... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 01:40:39 EST hurting I was doing a lot of moving stuff around last week, I started off by emptying shelves so I could move them around. Was vacuming under them (who knew that so much cat hair could get underneath shelves that seem to fit flush on the floor?) and steam cleaning and then moving and resetting up the shelves in a different area (and room). Then I was getting new bundle of TV, internet and home phone installed on Friday, so had to move all that stuff that was still sitting on the fllor of the living... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 01:56:34 EST Adventures because of new TV regulations in Canada Canadian Sparkers will already know that the Canadian government and the CRTC has mandated that all TV is to be switched from analogue to HD broadcasting as of September 1, 2011. (Our friends to the south of us went through this a couple of years ago) Some areas did get an extension based on where they were located (remote) and difficulty in delivering those services. <BR> <BR> I was getting regular cable with the cable company, plus telephone and internet from the phone company. Between ... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 15:32:26 EST Bacon I have a "beef" about bacon. <BR> <BR> One package usually has about 18 rashers, and 1 serving is 3 rashers, so that 1 package should give me 6 meals (I am not counting grams here, just a normal serving size) <BR> <BR> Well I opened a package this am, and there is only 10 THICK slices, so how do you make 6 meals out of 10 slices? 2 slices and I am eating more than I should, 1 slice is not enough and to cut a slice in half is unthinkable....... For some reason eating only 1 or 1 and a ha... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 14:45:31 EST blog for points I got 97 spar points doay so thought I would post a blog for the other 3 to make an even 100. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to re-organize some things around here but can't get much done at a time because of pain. I do one little thing and have to go sit down for half an hour. It took me 4 hours to move some book shelves only to find out it won't work that way so now I have to come up with another plan and that might take another 4 hours or more to move. YIKES <BR> <BR> I should have gone... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 18:46:22 EST Today was one of the hardest days of my life. EDIT COMMENT: I started writting this blog on Wednesday July 27th, and did not get it posted until well after midnight. So it looks like it was a reflection on Thursday, but was really Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Today was one of the hardest days of my life. I had to have my cat Simon put to sleep. I am devastated. Simon had kidney failure, was not eating and was down to only 7 pounds - barely more than skin and bones. He used to weigh well over 12 pounds so this was a big drop in weight. He... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 05:09:05 EST Soooo Sleepy For someone who often has trouble sleeping, I am very sleepy tonight so will just forget about writing a blog, and simply to the bed. Tomorrow is anothe day. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 01:33:46 EST Getting colder again I did not blog yesterday. by the time I got home, I just wasn't in the mood to do any Sparking, never mind a blog. <BR> <BR> Today I was thinking about going out again, but it turned cold again, and it will be even colder tomorrow - down to minus mid teens with a wind chill in the minus 20's (c) So I will not be going outside much for the next week or so until it starts to warm up again. <BR> <BR> Oh, I am already so tired of winter. I looooong for summer and sunlight. <BR> <BR> Last ni... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:54:07 EST Short one today I had a great day today. Ran a few errands and got lots of walking in. <BR> <BR> I find it much easier to walk outside when I have places to get to. Walking just for the sake of walking does not get me fired up, -- but tell me I have to go somewhere, and I can do it. I walk because I don't have a car and many places the buses don't go. Give me a choice between walking outside for "health" or inside on the treadmill, I would choose the treadmill. No contest! <BR> <BR> I need to try to g... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:54:06 EST