LYNNGINN1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LYNNGINN1 LYNNGINN1'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/ The Garage - Part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737706 Music: Get up and Go - The Go-Go's Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:24:17 EST The Garage - Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732843 Project #3 continues ... <em>244</em> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:21:09 EST A silent short - Project # 3 Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729397 Due to a technical issue no sound came through when I imported my video onto my computer. I would not be deterred by such a small detail, time to get creative, so I began to play and ended up with this little short. <BR> <BR> Music: Buck's Boogie - Blue Oyster Cult <BR> <BR> Thanks for watching <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>77</em> Hi Louise <em>213</em> <em>77</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:06:30 EST Project #2 - (sorry Louise, not a vlog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719479 Project #2 - Spent a few days in the bathroom LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1243784490.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l401032145.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744577810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1287809191.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1794765456.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:39:55 EST Latest project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715363 Quick and to the point - This is what I was up to this weekend <BR> Put some new oak stair treads on the staircase going upstairs - trust me the old ones had seen better days <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1274087976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l420178384.jpg"> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:33 EST worth the effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531634 ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING! <BR> It's NOT ALWAYS EASY but it's WORTH THE EFFORT <BR> COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS - EVERYONE HAS SOME <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/PQazF6jUt8M </link> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:11:55 EST I fell down but I'm not out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506507 It's been all I can do just to get out of bed some days but I have things/people to look after so I do <BR> <BR> Haven't been sleeping very much or very well <BR> <BR> Have seemed to lost interest in most everything over the last month or so <BR> <BR> Haven't been keeping up with Facebook or Spark <BR> <BR> Been putting on weight because ... NOT TRACKING = WEIGHT GAIN (for me) <BR> <BR> Haven't even really been taking care of household business the way I should <BR> <BR> JUST BEEN GOING... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 00:11:45 EST 1 yr ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500900 Dad passed 1 yr ago today <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1158927149.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1530461852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/YNoLJy68ZcE </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:16:06 EST ALWAYS REMEMBER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482418 12 YRS ago today every thing changed <BR> 9 /11 /2001 ALWAYS REMEMBER! <BR> GOD BLESS THE USA! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1824974990.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l797452350.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1603632793.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l210429530.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1548922779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Something wierd but ki... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:21:48 EST Rise Up! - Rock the World and Prove them Wrong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480328 <link>youtu.be/Cc5_XB1jQ_4 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This one's for the beaten down <BR> The ones who lost their rock and roll <BR> Rise up you lost ones, claim your crown <BR> You were born to rock inside your soul <BR> <BR> Welcome misfits, orphans, all <BR> The ones who feel they don't belong <BR> You were made to rock, so stand up tall <BR> Go rock the world and prove them wrong <BR> <BR> Chorus: <BR> Rock what you got <BR> Rock what you got <BR> Don't ever let them make you stop <BR>... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:06:31 EST back deck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466434 2 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 06:59:14 EST HOPE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465194 Can't really express how I feel ... video comes close <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/FlXlUgHUc60 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/QBWfTRI9_F8 </link> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 21:04:17 EST Latt & Trim http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462490 2 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:20:31 EST front rails and a peek at me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462469 2 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:04:31 EST porch rail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460892 2 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:44:01 EST Old Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460412 At least I see myself slipping this time ... that's a good thing right? <BR> I am still logging my food but lately I've been skipping 3-4 days and then go back and fill in the blanks - just one "who gives a $*#*!" mood from not bothering at all Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:57:00 EST 22 yrs ago, Aug.17,1991 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457811 Just wanted to share! <BR> <BR> 22 years - not too shabby for something some said would never last <BR> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 07:28:11 EST porch project continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446050 Lofty goals- <BR> Only managed to accomplish about half of what I planned and at one time (not so long ago) this would have made me feel like a total failure. <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Guess I've changed a little, I was a little disappointed but now I try to put value on my accomplishments instead of wasting my time mourning all that didn't get done <em>224</em> <em>386</em> <BR> Tomorrow's another day! <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 06:49:39 EST Food for Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440413 Grandmother says... Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; "Which are you?" <BR> <BR> A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose. <BR> <BR> Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and th... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:16:42 EST porch floor fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438039 Sorry, forgot about the gum guys Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:08:45 EST my weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437029 No edit - no time <BR> working a lot - sleeping a little <BR> eating fair - drinking my water <BR> lots of caffeinated beverages (BAD I know) - lots of rockin' tunes(GOOD) <BR> mp3 players are AWESOME!! but I'm also not afraid to rock the neighborhood (got our thumper back! YEAH!!!) <BR> Gotta run - have a great day y'all <BR> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:28:40 EST Climbing the walls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434178 Didn't get but 3 hrs sleep last night, now with the rain I feel trapped - <BR> Oh my GOD! I hate days like these - days where the walls are closing in and you feel like there is no escape! Days where everything just sucks and you feel like you suck at everything no matter how hard you try. <BR> There's plenty to do around the house, but, I can't seem to find anything that will hold my attention very long - GRRR ARRGG! Gotta get over this crap cause there's a long cold winter on the way an... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:25:11 EST porch work continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433730 Sorry no blow by blow on this one but I can have a tendency, when I get frustrated or things don't go just right, to express my displeasure ... well ... in a rather crude fashion - Wanted to keep everything family friendly lol <em>334</em> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:31:40 EST My journey in weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1835892366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 200 pounds / sizes L - 18/20 Time to make a change <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l534675147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 140 pounds / sizes S/M - 12 5 lbs from goal- shortly before dad died and everything went south <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l456353359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 116 pounds / sizes S - 6 This is what months of grief, high stress... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:08:01 EST My Breakfast Guest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418580 This cutie was munching away in our backyard about 6:30 this morning. <BR> Sometimes you just have to love living in the country! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1706650004.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1110889264.jpg">2 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:27:57 EST I can see! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413984 Seems I don't believe in small projects - or if I do there's always like 100 of them linked together ... oh well, keeps me out of trouble, kinda - sorta LOL Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:31:09 EST How I spent my 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410995 Busy hands and physical exhaustion helps me to keep my mind quieter and allows me to get some sleep - not exactly dealing with my issues, I know, but it's the best I can do right now ... and I get a lot done. Thu, 4 Jul 2013 22:01:04 EST Pull it up & lay it down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405626 It was suggested that I show both more of me and more of my work ... so here it is Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:33:39 EST Hard day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405110 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1835171470.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1632396823.jpg"> <BR> This is how I felt today! <BR> <BR> Today just plain S*U*C*K*E*D!! <BR> <BR> Woke up to pouring rain - work canceled - couldn't do any of the manual labor which really helps keep me from climbing the walls, just couldn't find anything to quiet my mind. I was forced to focus on things like money/bills, Medicaid, Social Security paperwork, family... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:08:31 EST Kitchen - Oh how I missed you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396016 2 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:48:15 EST renovation - 1 down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385044 Next time I show off the view maybe I will wash the window first LOL <em>334</em> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:01:37 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373855 Been working on the house 12 - 15 hrs. a day for the whole month of May, clearing, cleaning and making changes and still not done with my to do list but it's starting to feel more like mine - lots to share soon Fri, 31 May 2013 16:31:31 EST In my shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284146 My God! - day after day you look out through the "prison" bars (I know it's a terrible way to think about it when talking about family ... but like they say, if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck ... lol). Anyway, you look out to see the sun shining down on people - people going about their day to day lives, making plans/ doing things without a thought, even complaining because they have to jump in the car to go get something and they don't even realize or appreciate how lucky they... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:55:05 EST AHHHH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262766 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2088042114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> how I feel <BR> <BR> tired - overwhelmed - overworked - frustrated - angry - sad - confused - alone - resentful - under appreciated - worried - isolated - restricted - weak - inadequate .... Just a partial list. <BR> <BR> I am so TIRED of being beaten down and beaten down and beaten down some more! I can't do anything right to save my ass and the harder I try the worse it gets, however, at the same time I a... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:28:18 EST Oh sNOw! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l924161465.jpg"> <BR> Ohhh tell me when it's over! <BR> <BR> Just a few pics of the result of our latest snow storm ... just think, bare ground the day before. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1713357843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l96781407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798358031.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em>... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:43:50 EST made me smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1915295114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1020016<BR>8194676529 </link> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:59:01 EST update 1-20-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216296 OOPS - MY BAD <BR> meant to say $5000/month not week <BR> <BR> Sorry not more positive guys but right now I can't even see the end of the tunnel. <BR> Every thing as been moving at break neck speed, mom does not slide down a slope when she changes, she jumps off the cliff! <BR> I'm disappointed in myself, thought I would be stronger than this, thought I'd be able to handle this better. Seems the harder I try the further behind I go - but I'm gonna keep trying - NEVER SURRENDER -- NEVER S... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:13:28 EST 1 word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212279 Thursday, January 17, 2013 <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use ONE WORD answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Pocket <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Couch <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Disheveled <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Sleeping <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Gone <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Freedom <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> Nightmare <BR> <BR> Favorite ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:54:26 EST Words won't come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202916 I've been sitting here trying to do this blog for quite a while, but try as I might I just can't seem to write my words down. Guess maybe I'll try to do a vlog, I know I can talk - lol, but seeing as I'm here, I'm going to share these two songs from youtube. The second video depicts, by far, one of the hardest things I deal with as a daughter/caregiver. Seeing the look of fear and desperation in my mothers face as she cries, in brief moments of clarity,as she realizes that she is slipping ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:13:26 EST Sharing the CrAzY 12-2-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159584 The things you learn when you see yourself on video <BR> <BR> 1 I really needed a hair cut .... fixed that the other day <BR> <BR> 2 That I say crap way too much ..... THANKS STEVE <BR> <BR> 3 That I do look as tired as people keep telling me .... if I'd known I might have backed out on the video idea - oh well <BR> <BR> Here are some pics of Steve's work - don't look at the date, I forgot to set it <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417121360.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:29:57 EST 11-8-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129026 This has been one HELL of a day - restless sleep all night long, with a voice in my dreams saying over and over Be Prepared. <BR> I got up at 5am and started my day, meds for mom ( she's on a 5-11-5-11 schedule ) - sweep, mop - breakfast - then work, the voice continued to plague me. Dinner time comes, we all eat and then 1hour later the real fun begins. <BR> At 2:30 we started with - what are we having for supper? That went on for about 3 hours. <BR> At about 3pm we also started reliving t... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 23:18:34 EST Sunny Sunday Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079027 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577090843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Generations have puzzled over the legend of Col. Jonathan Buck: which came first, the monument of the witch’s curse? <BR> <BR> Ironically, Bucksport’s founder, a regional Revolutionary War hero, has achieved national prominence not for his service to his town and country, but because of the image of a woman’s foot and leg which appears on his memorial. <BR> <BR> March 18, 1795, at 4:30 p.m., Buck die... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:36:42 EST 50 Question Copycat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998756 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> My middle name Frances was also my grandmother's middle name <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Stumpper - I don't know, at least 10 -12 years <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes, it changes depending on mood and circumstance <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 22:49:20 EST