LITTLEWIND53's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LITTLEWIND53 LITTLEWIND53'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/ Have you met the family of Vincent Van Gough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763228 This is so funny, I am still laughing.... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11715&memberid=871665#.U_QOaPldW2E </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry, no disrespect intended to the Van Gough family or anyone else.... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:45 EST Scary Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740968 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715229 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714600 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713174 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712251 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: -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711179 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710763 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709685 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708977 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708410 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706505 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705731 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705334 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704199 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703631 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702800 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702511 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701522 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700821 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700362 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699388 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685346 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510974 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505642 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084566 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646365 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4644141 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476619 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470801 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464411 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4440032 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4438782 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391241 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3979331 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970616 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3964742 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 What day is it today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3961606 I posted this emply blog on purpose. Someone mentioned Thursday in their post, then some one else mentioned tomorrow, both referring to the same day so I got confused thinking today must be Wed. Well the date is always assigned to blogs once posted. And I wanted to get my blog posted before midnight! lol 'Nuff said. <BR> <BR> Was out doing some errands today, and got some walking in while I was at it. Never very fast walker, but it was so sunny and warm, it was quite enjoyable. The o... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:55:41 EST Sunday and Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958196 Yep, I blogged one day then missed a day. What a streak! But today is a new day, lol <BR> <BR> I woke up with a screaming throbbing headache Sunday morning so I did not go to church. I know it was sunny and warm, but I did not even open the curtains, basically stayed as much in the dark as I could. Couldn't even nap in the morning, but around 3 or so, I did manage a little one. Settled in for the night around 9ish, and for me, actually got a few hours sleep in (I have a lot of sleep is... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:07:11 EST A day in the life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3951801 I said at the beginning of January that I had to get back to blogging, but something always seems to get in my way or distract me. So I decided that I would bite the bullet and MAKE the time! <BR> <BR> So here is my day on Saturday, January 22, 2011. <BR> <BR> BIL and niece came and picked me up today, we went to Value Village first where BIL got some ties to send to his son, and niece got a couple of vases so she has some place to put the rose garden she is crocheting (and doing such a go... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 01:41:31 EST Warning: Patriotic Canadian! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3391602 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQf13B8epw </link> <BR> <BR> My nephew played this for me today and I loved it so much I just have to share! <BR> <BR> GO CANADA, GO Fri, 2 Jul 2010 01:51:09 EST HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3210398 Happy Mothers Day. May you Have a wonderful day. <BR> <BR> Hope your kids are able to come home for a few hours, the day, the weekend. Even if it's just a phone call, enjoy whatever time you have together in whatever fashion. <BR> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> Sun, 9 May 2010 10:10:06 EST 4 months gone in the year. Where did they go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3182040 May 1st, 2010. We are already through 4 months of the year. Where did the time go? <BR> <BR> I work for one company of a group of companies owned by the same people. They recently bought a soccer team and in conjunction with their annual open house for customer during the day, they had a bbq for the staff last night as a sort of "welcome to the family" <BR> <BR> I got my sister and her husband to come so I could get a ride as the place they were having this is way on the other side of the... Sat, 1 May 2010 10:59:51 EST Thursday, April 29, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3176780 Went for the pulmonary function test first thing. Wasn't bad at all, except I almost asphyxiated when she turned the air off in the chamber & started to take big gulps (not trying, just did) and she kept saying "short puffs, short puffs". Then the one where you breath in real deep then exhale until you are blue in the face and she kept saying "keep going, keep going". But I was the first appointment and was in and out in a very short time. <BR> <BR> When I got home, my BIL was waiting to ... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:48:44 EST Going to be busy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3165469 We set a date for our yard sale. It will be the Friday, Saturday and Monday of the long weekend. That means I am going to be one very busy lady for the next 3 1/2 weeks. <BR> <BR> Save On has Strawberries on sale - 4 lbs for 5.98, which is a SUPER price. So I stopped there on my way home from work but they were all sold out! ACH! She said they expect more in tomorrow so I guess I have to stop there tomorrow night after work as well. I did manage to get some hamburger on sale, so I boug... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 01:54:43 EST Saturday, a productive day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3157153 I went to my sister's last evening after work, and today we went to a class on making salad dressings. No demo today, she just talked, but I did get recipes for my 2 favs, Oil and Vinegar, and Creamy Caesar, plus some other very interesting ones. <BR> <BR> We got back to my sis's and had lunch, I had a bowl of soup, my sis was kidding that she had her appetizer and dessert (a banana) and was still waiting for her main course. <BR> Afterwards, we went out to the garage, and went through al... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:40:28 EST Slightly bummed-out today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3147128 For a couple of days now my ankles and lower legs have been very swollen and I'm not sure why. I get enough water, have not been eating processed food, I have not been adding salt to my food, and have never cooked with salt, So what is causing this edema. <BR> <BR> I have just about finished all my sparking for tonight. There are a couple of things I should do but I think I will just go put my feet up for the rest of the evening -- what I used to call draining my ankles. he he I c... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:02:53 EST Got the all clear today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3138906 I went to the doc today and got the all clear to start using the treadmill again. Yippee! <BR> It has been hard because I have not been able to exercise for over 2 months. Pneumonia does that to a person lol <BR> <BR> We also spent some time talking about my diabetes and how my numbers have been doing and changes to meds to try to get things better controlled. I told him I wish I could find a copy of the Canadian Diabetic exchange list and he agreed with me that it was a great program, bu... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 23:19:03 EST New Blood Glucose Meter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3125140 I clicked on one of the sponsor links here on Spark, and was sent a coupon for a new meter for testing blood glucose levels. <BR> <BR> On Monday I picked up a box of test strips and the coupon arrived Tuesday but there was a catch. You only got the free meter when you bought a box of test strips. Well they are expensive (almost $80 per box, so I wasn't going to be buying another any time soon so tonight on my way home from work, I stopped in at the pharmacy and asked if he could back dat... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:16:20 EST Dehydrating helped the strawberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3120472 Those very bland tasteless strawberries did taste like strawberries after they were dehydrated. Remove all that excess water and they actually had a strawberries taste! <BR> <BR> Money not quite so wasted afterall. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 21:25:49 EST